Tabrecta Tabrecta

Tabrecta Tabrecta


Company: Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Approval Status: Approved on 5/6/2020

Specific treatment: Non small cell lung cancer

TABRECTA is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have a mutation that leads to mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) exon 14 skipping as detected by an FDA-approved test.

TABRECTA is supplied for oral use as ovaloid, curved film-coated tablets with beveled edges.

Mechanism of Action:

Capmatinib is a kinase inhibitor that targets MET, including the mutant variant produced by exon 14 skipping. MET exon 14 skipping results in a protein with a missing regulatory domain that reduces its negative regulation leading to increased downstream MET signaling. Capmatinib inhibited cancer cell growth driven by a mutant MET variant lacking exon 14 at clinically achievable concentrations and demonstrated anti-tumor activity in murine tumor xenograft models derived from human lung tumors with either a mutation leading to MET exon 14 skipping or MET amplification. Capmatinib inhibited the phosphorylation of MET triggered by binding of hepatocyte growth factor or by MET amplification, as well as METmediated phosphorylation of downstream signaling proteins and proliferation and survival of MET-dependent cancer cells.

Side effects:

The most common adverse reactions (≥ 20%) are peripheral edema, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, dyspnea, and decreased appetite.


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