STAT+: Data likely support approval of Amgen’s KRAS-targeted drug, but still come with disappointments

Clinical trial results reported Monday by Amgen may be enough to confirm the U.S. approval of its KRAS-targeting lung cancer drug called Lumakras. But the new data also show lung cancer patients are not benefiting from Lumakras as much as previously hoped, and liver toxicity remains a safety concern.

In the study, called Codebreak 200, Lumakras delayed tumor growth by a little more than one month compared to the standard chemotherapy, docetaxel — a lower-than-expected improvement that nonetheless achieved the main efficacy goal.

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