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Tumour Agnostic Treatments and the Future of Specialized Medicine: From a Clinician and Patient Perspective

Date: May 27th, 2021

Presented by: Dr. Poul Sorensen, MD, PhD, FRCPC; Dr. Muhammad Zulfiqar, MD; Ted Taylor, Patient Advocate

Twenty years ago, Dr. Poul Sorensen discovered a gene mutation in a rare paediatric cancer, which has led to the development of a new drug that can target a variety of tumour types that originate in different parts of the body . This cancer type, known as TRK fusion cancer, occurs when the over-expression of a TRK fusion protein results in the growth of a tumour. Larotrectinib (Vitravki®) is an example of a tumour agnostic treatment, which targets tumours not according to their location in the body, but by targeting a certain property of the tumour cells, called a biomarker.

In this webinar, we will hear from Dr. Sorensen about his groundbreaking discovery and how it contributed to the development of tumour agnostic treatments. Dr. Zulfiqar, a medical oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency, will further discuss TRK fusion cancers and how he has been able to treat patients. Lastly, we will hear from Ted Taylor, a TRK fusion cancer patient diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM) multiform being treated with Vitrakvi.