KRAS, one of cancer’s toughest targets, sees a surge of new therapies trying to limit side effects: #AACR23
ORLANDO – Two years after Amgen won approval for a drug going after one of cancer’s most frustrating genetic targets, researchers believe they’re finally beginning to scratch the surface of the class’ potential.
The target, known as KRAS, is a protein regulating how cells grow and divide. Mutations can cause the protein to get stuck in the “on” position, triggering uncontrolled malignant cell growth. The first generation of KRAS inhibitors, which include Amgen’s Lumakras (sotorasib) and Mirati’s Krazati (adagrasib), target a mutation called G12C to lock the protein in “off” mode.
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