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Furmonertinib: First Approval

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posted on 2021-09-13, 00:00 authored by Emma D. Deeks

Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Authorship and Conflict of Interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Emma Deeks is a contracted employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Furmonertinib mesylate (hereafter furmonertinib) [Ivesa®] is a selective epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) being developed by Allist Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of patients with EGFR mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In March 2021, furmonertinib received its first approval in China for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC with confirmed EGFR T790M mutation whose disease has progressed during or after EGFR TKI therapy. Furmonertinib (as monotherapy and/or combination therapy) continues to be assessed in phase I/II and phase III trials for NSCLC with EGFR mutation in China, and its clinical development is also underway/planned in China and elsewhere for NSCLC with various EGFR mutations. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of furmonertinib leading to this first approval for EGFR T790M-positive NSCLC.

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