GIOTRIF® (afatinib) in Squamous Cell Carcinoma

GIOTRIF® (afatinib) as monotherapy is indicated for patients with NSCLC of squamous histology progressing on or after platinum-based chemotherapy1  

See the efficacy benefits of using GIOTRIF® (afatinib) after chemotherapy in unselected 2nd-line SqCC.Click here.

Rationale for targeting ErbB in 2nd-line SqCC

  • A comprehensive genomic analysis of 178 squamous cell carcinoma tumours by the Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network identified a potentially targetable gene or pathway alteration in 96% samples studied2

  • Identified potential oncogenic drivers included the ErbB family, FGF receptor family, JAKS and the PI3K pathway2
  • GIOTRIF® (afatinib) is a highly selective irreversible ErbB family blocker.3,4 Find out more.

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FGF=fibroblast growth factor receptor, JAKS, Janus Kinase, NSCLC=non-small-cell lung cancer, PI3K=phosphoinositide, SqCC=squamous cell carcinoma


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