LORBRENA was designed to inhibit the ALK protein, including ALK that has become resistant to other ALK inhibitors. Inhibiting the ALK protein can help LORBRENA slow the growth or spread of ALK+ tumors that have spread to other parts of the body.
How LORBRENA Works in the Brain
The brain is a common site where ALK+ NSCLC spreads (metastasizes). One reason treating brain metastases can be challenging is that the medicine must cross the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier is a naturally occurring network of blood and tissue that helps prevent harmful substances, like bacteria, from entering the brain. LORBRENA was specifically designed to cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to help shrink ALK+ NSCLC tumors that have spread to other parts of the body, such as the brain.