Non-oncology drugs helps kill cancer cells

Research at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute shows that many non-oncology drugs, including the drugs for diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism -- and even for treating arthritis in dogs kill cancer cells in lab. The researchers analyzed thousands of already developed drug compounds and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognized anti-cancer …

Breakthrough therapy designation to capmatinib- Lung Cancer

The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to capmatinib for first-line treatment of metastatic MET exon 14 skipping-mutated non-small cell lung cancer. MET mutations — identified in approximately 4% of patients with NSCLC — are associated with poor prognosis. The mutations, typically seen among older patients, can limit treatment options. No targeted therapies are approved to …