NCCN Oncology Research Program Awarded $2 Million from Lilly to Study Mechanisms of Resistance to CDK4 & 6 Inhibitors in Breast Cancer Treatment
"This program is part of our ongoing efforts to improve the lives of people with cancer," said
"We are excited to support NCCN to further understand the mechanisms of resistance to CDK4 & 6 inhibitors in advanced breast cancer, which is a central and critically important issue in this treatment landscape," said
CDK4 & 6 inhibitors have emerged as a key treatment in many patients with HR+ and HER2- metastatic breast cancer. However, resistance to CDK4 & 6 inhibitors, either intrinsic or acquired, can limit their effectiveness. This project seeks to support preclinical and clinical studies that elucidate mechanisms of resistance to CDK4 & 6 inhibitors and provide insights into how this resistance can be overcome or mitigated, resulting in potentially greater efficacy. Lilly will provide abemaciclib, a CDK4 & 6 inhibitor, for studies when needed. This endeavor by the NCCN ORP will utilize the scientific expertise from investigators across the 28 NCCN Member Institutions, and proposals will be reviewed and awarded by a scientific steering committee made up of experts from these NCCN institutions.
Earlier this year, the NCCN ORP was engaged by Lilly for a separate project, seeking scalable, reproducible interventions to address gaps in clinical care for treating gastric cancer. To learn more about the NCCN ORP, including ongoing clinical trials, recent publications, and shared resources, visit NCCN.org/ORP.
About Lilly Oncology
For more than 50 years, Lilly has been dedicated to delivering life-changing medicines and support to people living with cancer and those who care for them. Lilly is determined to build on this heritage and continue making life better for all those affected by cancer around the world. To learn more about Lilly's commitment to people with cancer, please visit www.LillyOncology.com.
About Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at www.lilly.com and http://newsroom.lilly.com/social-channels. P-LLY
About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 28 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers.
The NCCN Member Institutions are:
Lilly Forward-Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) about abemaciclib as a treatment for patients with breast cancer, and reflects Lilly's current beliefs. However, as with any pharmaceutical product, there are substantial risks and uncertainties in the process of development and commercialization. Among other things, there can be no guarantee that abemaciclib will receive additional regulatory approvals or be commercially successful. For further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see Lilly's most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, Lilly undertakes no duty to update forward-looking statements to reflect events after the date of this release.
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