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posted on 18.05.2021, 04:26 authored by Sohita Dhillon


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. Sohita Dhillon 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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Lazertinib (LECLAZA®) is an oral, third-generation, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) being developed by Yuhan and Janssen Biotech for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It is a brain-penetrant, irreversible EGFR-TKI that targets the T790M mutation and activating EGFR mutations Ex19del and L858R, while sparing wild type-EGFR. In January 2021, lazertinib received its first approval for the treatment of patients with EGFR T790M mutation-positive locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC who have previously received EGFR-TKI therapy. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of lazertinib leading to this first approval.

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