Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
In non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement identifies a subgroup of patients who are sensitive to ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). ALK fusion is extremely rare in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). To the best of our knowledge, only two cases of SCLC harboring ALK fusion mutation has been reported previously, both of whom carrying EML4-ALK fusion. There are no standard treatment options for SCLC patients with ALK fusion mutations. Herein, we described a rare case of ALK-rearranged SCLC responding to ALK inhibitors.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) has been proven to be another driver oncogene that accounts for 3%-7% of non-small-cell lung cancer, and it is more common in young patients and nonsmokers. ALK rearra...
The relationships between morbid obesity, changes in body mass index (BMI) prior to cancer diagnosis, and lung cancer outcomes by histology (small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-SCLC (NSCLC)) have no...
Non-small cell lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Until the last decade, the 5-year overall survival rate for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung canc...
Quantitative detection of ALK fusion breakpoints in plasma cell-free DNA from patients with non-small cell lung cancer using PCR-based target sequencing with a tiling primer set and two-step mapping/alignment.
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors targeted to anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) have been demonstrated to be effective for lung cancer patients with an ALK fusion gene. Application of liquid biopsy, i.e., det...
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC), which accounts for approximately 15% of all lung cancer cases, has high initial sensitivity to chemotherapy. However, clinical outcomes have not improved in the past two...
CT-PET image fusion has the potential to differentiate 'tumor' from 'atelectasis' much better than the CT-scan in patients with non-small cell lung cancer who also have atelectasis. ...
This phase IIa trial studies how well recombinant EphB4-HSA fusion protein and pembrolizumab work in treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other places in th...
This is a Phase 1, open-label, first-in-human study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK) and preliminary anti-tumor activity of LOXO-292 administered orally...
This is a Phase I study of the ALK/FAK/Pyk2 inhibitor CT-707 in patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer. The purpose of the study is to determine the MTD/RP2D of CT-707 and ...
This trial will evaluate two separate groups of patients with stage IIIB/IV non-small cell lung cancer. The objective of Group 1 is to investigate an FDA-approved drug in stage IIIB/IV non...
Malignant neoplasm arising from the epithelium of the BRONCHI. It represents a large group of epithelial lung malignancies which can be divided into two clinical groups: SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER and NON-SMALL-CELL LUNG CARCINOMA.
A form of highly malignant lung cancer that is composed of small ovoid cells (SMALL CELL CARCINOMA).
A heterogeneous aggregate of at least three distinct histological types of lung cancer, including SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA; ADENOCARCINOMA; and LARGE CELL CARCINOMA. They are dealt with collectively because of their shared treatment strategy.
A quinazoline derivative and ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENT that functions as a PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITOR for EGFR associated tyrosine kinase. It is used in the treatment of NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER.
A cell adhesion molecule that contains extracellular immunoglobulin V and C2 domains. It mediates homophilic and heterophilic cell-cell adhesion independently of calcium, and acts as a tumor suppressor in NON-SMALL-CELL LUNG CANCER (NSCLC) cells. Its interaction with NATURAL KILLER CELLS is important for their cytotoxicity and its expression by MAST CELLS plays a role in their interaction with neurons; it may also function in synapse assembly, nerve growth and differentiation.
Bladder Cancer Brain Cancer Breast Cancer Cancer Cervical Cancer Colorectal Head & Neck Cancers Hodgkin Lymphoma Leukemia Lung Cancer Melanoma Myeloma Ovarian Cancer Pancreatic Cancer ...
GILOTRIF (afatinib) is a kinase inhibitor indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletions or exon 21 (L8...