Cancer Researchers Publish Landmark "Basket Study"

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have announced results from the first published basket study, a new form of clinical trial design that explores responses to drugs based on the specific mutations in patients' tumors rather than where their cancer originated.

 

Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the early phase 2 study, led by MSK Physician-in-Chief and Chief Medical Officer José Baselga, MD, PhD, looked at the effect of vemurafenib (Zelboraf) in multiple nonmelanoma BRAFV600-mutated cancers in 122 patients from 23 centers around the world.

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