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Boehringer Ingelheim announces afatinib expanded access program (EAP) for patients with EGFR mutation-positive advanced NSCLC
Date:9/13/2012

or metastatic NSCLC who have an EGFR mutation.1  Patients not previously treated with an EGFR targeted therapy as well as those previously treated with these agents may be eligible for the afatinib EAP.  As a single-arm trial, afatinib will not be compared to another anti-cancer therapy.1  Enrollment criteria are available on clinicaltrials.gov and include patients with:1

  • Locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC1
  • Positive test for EGFR mutation(s)1
  • Performance status between 0 and 21

Afatinib is not approved by the FDA; its safety and efficacy have not been established.

About Boehringer Ingelheim in Oncology

Building on scientific expertise and excellence in the fields of pulmonary and cardiovascular medicine, metabolic disease, neurology, virology and immunology, Boehringer Ingelheim has embarked on a major research program to develop innovative cancer treatments. Working in close collaboration with the international scientific community and a number of the world's leading cancer centers, Boehringer Ingelheim's commitment to oncology is underpinned by using advances in science to develop a range of targeted therapies for various solid tumors and hematological cancers.  The current focus of late-stage research includes compounds in three areas: signal transduction inhibition, angiogenesis inhibition and cell-cycle kinase inhibition.  

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in a Boehringer Ingelheim clinical trial, please visit www.bicancertrials.com.  If you are a healthcare provider and are interested in learning more about BI clinical trials in oncology, please visit www.inoncologyus.com for additional information. 

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