Testing and Your Diagnosis

Not all lung cancers are the same.

To determine your specific type, your cancer may have been tested for a unique marker, called a biomarker. Some non-small cell lung cancers, like yours, test positive for ROS1.* While your diagnosis is a rare type of lung cancer, knowing your biomarker helped your doctor determine that AUGTYRO may be right for you.

*An error in the ROS1 gene is one biomarker that doctors look for in non-small cell lung cancer.

Biomarkers may have the details

Biomarkers (also called tumor markers) can offer valuable insight into your cancer. They are determined through biomarker testing. This is when your doctor checks a blood or tissue sample for certain genes, proteins, or other markers that could be a sign of a specific disease or cancer.

Here’s why knowing your biomarker is important:

  • Biomarkers give you and your doctor details about your cancer so that your doctor can accurately diagnose it.
  • They help determine the best plan of action. Think of biomarkers as keys that help you and your doctor unlock treatment options.

All in all, biomarker testing (also referred to as tumor testing or molecular testing) helped you and your doctor determine that you have ROS1+ lung cancer and that AUGTYRO may be an effective treatment for you.



AUGTYRO is a targeted therapy tailored specifically to treat ROS1+ lung cancer. It’s a prescription oral treatment that’s designed to help identify certain cancer cells, and shut off their “grow” signals.

AUGTYRO is not chemotherapy—it’s a targeted ROS1 treatment.


AUGTYRO is a targeted therapy which means it zeroes in on ROS1 proteins. Most types of targeted therapies like AUGTYRO help fight specific proteins that cause tumors to grow and spread throughout the body.


How AUGTYRO is Taken


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Take AUGTYRO as directed

If you miss a dose or vomit at any time after taking a dose of AUGTYRO, do not take an extra dose. Take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time to make up a missed or vomited dose.


AUGTYRO treats ROS1+ lung cancer with an oral treatment in pill form that you can take from the comfort of your home.


AUGTYRO can be taken with or without food. It should be swallowed whole with water at about the same time each day as prescribed. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice during your treatment with AUGTYRO. Remember not to open, crush, chew, or dissolve the capsule. Do not take a capsule if it is broken, cracked, or damaged.


From Day 1 to Day 14, your doctor will start you on a once-daily dose. Starting on Day 15, the dose may be increased to twice daily.


Your healthcare team will work closely with you to help manage side effects with changes in dosing. In some cases they may temporarily or permanently stop treatment.

Sticking to Your Schedule

It’s necessary to take AUGTYRO as prescribed by your doctor. This will help enable your treatment to be effective as you fight ROS1+ lung cancer. Below are ways to help you remember to take a dose:

Develop a routine
Take AUGTYRO at about the same time each day to make it easier to remember. For example, at 8 AM and 8 PM.
Or maybe before you brush your teeth in the morning and before you brush at night.

Give yourself a reminder
Place a note where you’re likely to see it or set an alarm on your phone.

Use a child-resistant pill box
Keep track of your dosing schedule with a pill box labeled with the days of the week.

Record each dose
Use a calendar or a reminder app to check off when you’ve taken AUGTYRO each day.

Be prepared when traveling
Carry your AUGTYRO with you.