Janssen announces U.S. FDA breakthrough therapy designation granted for JNJ-6372 for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

Johnson & Johnson

10 March 2020 - JNJ-6372, a dual-targeting EGFR-MET bispecific antibody, is being investigated for adults with non-small cell lung cancer EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designation for JNJ-61186372 (JNJ-6372) for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations, whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. 

JNJ-6372 is an EGFR-mesenchymal epithelial transition factor (MET) bispecific antibody that targets activating and resistant EGFR and MET mutations and amplifications. Currently, there are no FDA-approved targeted therapies for patients with lung cancer who have EGFR Exon 20 insertion mutations.

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