Currently, many treatment options and new targets for cancer therapies for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are being evaluated. This article discusses in detail the significance of first-line and second-line epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) and inhibitors of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) and EML4-ALK. Furthermore, the article summarizes the implications and future prospects of using molecular testing in the field of NSCLC with focus on EGFR mutations, KRAS mutation, EML4-ALK fusion gene detection, and EGFR expression.
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Published online: April 24, 2012
Number of Print Pages : 7
Onkologie (International Journal for Cancer Research and Treatment)
Vol. 35, No. 5, Year 2012 (Cover Date: May 2012)
Journal Editor: Schmoll H.-J. (Halle/Saale), Hallek M. (Köln)
ISSN: 0378-584X (Print), eISSN: 1423-0240 (Online)
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