The discovery ofEGFRmutations andEML4-ALKgene rearrangements has radically changed the therapeuticscenariofor patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.ALKandEGFRtyrosine-kinase inhibitors showed better activity and efficacy than standard chemotherapy in the first and second line treatment settings, leading to a clear advantage in overall survival of advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients harboring these genetic alterations. Historically the coexistence ofEGFRmutations andEML4-ALKrearrangements in the same tumor has been described as virtually impossible. Nevertheless many recent observations seem to show that it is not true in all cases. In this review we will discuss the available literature data regarding this rare group of patients in order to give some suggestions useful for their clinical management. Furthermore we report here two cases of concomitant presence of both alterations that will help us in the development of discussion.
Concomitant EML4-ALK rearrangement and EGFR mutation in non-small cell lung cancer patients: a literature review of 100 cases / G. Lo Russo, M. Imbimbo, G. Corrao, C. Proto, D. Signorelli, M. Vitali, M. Ganzinelli, L. Botta, N. Zilembo, F. de Braud, M.C. Garassino. - In: ONCOTARGET. - ISSN 1949-2553. - 8:35(2017 Aug 29), pp. 59889-59900.
|Titolo:||Concomitant EML4-ALK rearrangement and EGFR mutation in non-small cell lung cancer patients: a literature review of 100 cases|
IMBIMBO, MARTINA (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||EGFR mutations; EML4-ALK rearrangements; coexistent; concomitant; non-small cell lung cancer|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/06 - Oncologia Medica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||29-ago-2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.17431|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|