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Afatinib

Afatinib* (GIOTRIF®) is approved as a monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. In most countries it is restricted to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-naïve patients.

Afatinib is also approved in some countries including the US and the EU for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC of squamous histology progressing on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.1

Reference

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Afatinib (GIOTRIF®) summary of product characteristics - May 2016. Accessed: July 2017.

*Afatinib is approved in more than 70 markets including the EU, Japan, Taiwan, and Canada under the brand name GIOTRIF®, in the US under the brand name GILOTRIF® and in India under the brand name Xovoltib®; for the full list please see here. Registration conditions differ internationally; please refer to locally approved prescribing information. Afatinib is being investigated in urothelial carcinoma (UC) and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and is not approved for these uses. The efficacy and safety of afatinib in UC and HNSCC have not been established.