Ceritinib

Drug Profile

Ceritinib

Alternative Names: LDK-378; NVP-LDK 378; NVP-LDK378-NX; Zykadia

Latest Information Update: 08 Jun 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer Novartis; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Class Antineoplastics; Diamines; Piperidines; Pyrimidines; Small molecules; Sulfones
  • Mechanism of Action Anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    No
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Phase II Gastrointestinal cancer; Haematological malignancies; Solid tumours; Thyroid cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 27 May 2017 Launched for Non-small cell lung cancer (First-line therapy, Late-stage disease) in USA (PO)
  • 26 May 2017 Registered for Non-small cell lung cancer (First-line therapy, Late-stage disease) in USA (PO)
  • 26 May 2017 Updated adverse events and efficacy data from a the phase III ASCEND-4 trial in Non small cell lung cancer released by Novartis
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