We are actively recruiting patients to a Phase 2 adult clinical trial, a Phase 1 adult clinical trial and a Phase 1/2 pediatric clinical trial for larotrectinib (LOXO-101). We are also actively recruiting patients to a Phase 1 clinical trial for LOXO-292.
Larotrectinib (LOXO-101), Loxo Oncology’s lead investigational therapy, is an oral, selective inhibitor of tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK), a family of signaling proteins that play an important role in cellular communication and tumor growth. TRK genes, which encode for TRKs, can become abnormally fused to other genes, resulting in growth signals that can lead to cancer in many sites of the body.
Larotrectinib (LOXO-101) was purposely built to directly target TRK, and nothing else, turning off the signaling pathway that allows TRK fusion cancers to grow. Larotrectinib (LOXO-101) is the only selective TRK inhibitor in clinical development and is being studied in multiple clinical trials described below.
Patients with advanced cancer who seek out tumor profiling or comprehensive cancer genetic testing may discover that their tumor harbors a TRK fusion, as this genetic event has been described across many tumor types, including:
- acute myeloid leukemia
- brain low-grade glioma
- breast cancer
- colorectal cancer
- congenital mesoblastic nephroma
- gastrointestinal stromal tumors
- glioblastoma multiforme
- head and neck squamous cell cancer
- intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
- lung cancer
- mammary analogue secretory carcinoma of salivary gland origin
- secretory breast cancer
- thyroid cancer
For more information about any of the larotrectinib (LOXO-101) clinical trials, please refer to www.clinicaltrials.gov or www.loxooncologytrials.com. Interested patients and physicians can contact the Loxo Oncology TRK Physician and Patient Clinical Trial Hotline at 1-855-NTRK-123 or email email@example.com.
LOXO-292 (RET inhibitor)
LOXO-292 is a potent, oral and selective investigational new drug in clinical development for the treatment of patients with cancers that harbor abnormalities in the rearranged during transfection (RET) kinase.
RET fusions have been identified in approximately 2% of non-small cell lung cancer, approximately 10-20% of papillary thyroid cancer, and a subset of colon and other cancers. RET point mutations account for approximately 60% of medullary thyroid cancer. Both RET fusion and select RET mutated cancers are primarily dependent on this single activated kinase for their proliferation and survival. This dependency, often referred to as “oncogene addiction,” renders such tumors highly susceptible to small molecule inhibitors targeting RET.
LOXO-292 was designed to inhibit native RET signaling as well as anticipated acquired resistance mechanisms that could otherwise limit the activity of this therapeutic approach.
For more information about the LOXO-292 clinical trial, please refer to clinicaltrials.gov. Interested patients and physicians can contact the Loxo Oncology RET Physician and Patient Clinical Trial Hotline for more information about the LOXO-292 clinical trial at 1-855-RET-4-292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOXO-195 (TRK Inhibitor)
LOXO-195 is a next-generation, selective TRK inhibitor capable of addressing potential mechanisms of acquired resistance that may emerge in patients receiving larotrectinib (LOXO-101) or multikinase inhibitors with anti-TRK activity.
Acquired resistance to targeted therapies has proven to be an important component of long-term cancer care and targeted therapy drug development. LOXO-195 was developed in anticipation of potential resistance to larotrectinib (LOXO-101), and in light of recent published literature regarding emerging mechanisms of resistance to TRK inhibition. LOXO-195 is being developed as a sequential treatment, to follow larotrectinib or another TRK inhibitor, to extend the total time of benefit from TRK inhibition.
With the LOXO-195 program, Loxo Oncology has an opportunity to clinically extend the duration of disease control for patients with TRK-driven cancers.
For additional information about the LOXO-195 clinical trial, please refer to www.clinicaltrials.gov. Interested patients and physicians can contact the Loxo Oncology Physician and Patient Clinical Trial Hotline at 1-855-NTRK-123 or email email@example.com.