Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Lonsurf; S 95005/TAS-102; T15, T20; T15/T20; TAS-102; Trifluridine/tipiracil; Trifluridine/tipiracil hydrochloride

Latest Information Update: 25 Mar 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Taiho Pharmaceutical
  • Developer 3SBio; Boehringer Ingelheim; National Cancer Center (Tokyo); Servier; Taiho Pharmaceutical
  • Class Antineoplastics; Nucleosides; Pyrimidines; Pyrrolidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action DNA synthesis inhibitors; Thymidine phosphorylase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Colorectal cancer
  • Phase III Gastric cancer
  • Phase II Oesophageal cancer; Small cell lung cancer
  • Phase I Gastrointestinal cancer; Solid tumours

Most Recent Events

  • 13 Feb 2017 The Scottish Medicines Consortium accepts tipiracil/trifluridine for the treatment of Colorectal cancer
  • 21 Dec 2016 Chemical structure information added
  • 25 Nov 2016 Taiho Pharmaceutical initiates enrolment in a phase I trial for Colorectal cancer (Combination therapy, Metastatic disease, Second-line therapy or greater) in Japan (UMIN000019828)
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