While much of the attention and news flow seems to be on the big companies at the JP Morgan Healthcare conference, I also wanted to take time to explore some early oncology developments coming out of small biotech companies.

Next Gen TKIs pointing the way?

TKIs are very much still alive and kicking in many pipelines and no, not everything is all about immuno-oncology, checkpoint blockade or CAR T cell therapies.

We still have to tackle the three horsemen of apocalyse, namely MYC, RAS and TP53, and find ways of making the undruggable finally druggable if we want to succeed in tumours where these driver mutations confer unrelenting oncogenic addiction.

With that in mind, here’s an interview with Dr Charles Baum of Mirati Therapeutics and what they are doing to address some of these challenging issues…

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