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J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Jan;10(1 Suppl 1):S1-63. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000405.

Molecularly targeted therapies in non-small-cell lung cancer annual update 2014.

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*Department of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri; Departments of †Medical Oncology and ‡Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts; §Department of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine and University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, Colorado; ‖UCLA Santa Monica Hematology Oncology, Santa Monica, California; ¶Division of Hematology-Oncology, Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; #Department of Medical Oncology, Yale School of Medicine and Cancer Center, New Haven, Connecticut; **Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts; ††Department of Oncology, The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; ‡‡Division of Hematology-Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee; §§Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, Georgia; ‖‖Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; ¶¶Division of Hematology-Oncology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; ##Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, Tennessee; ***The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland; †††Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; and ‡‡‡Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado.

Abstract

There have been significant advances in the understanding of the biology and treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) during the past few years. A number of molecularly targeted agents are in the clinic or in development for patients with advanced NSCLC. We are beginning to understand the mechanisms of acquired resistance after exposure to tyrosine kinase inhibitors in patients with oncogene addicted NSCLC. The advent of next-generation sequencing has enabled to study comprehensively genomic alterations in lung cancer. Finally, early results from immune checkpoint inhibitors are very encouraging. This review summarizes recent advances in the area of cancer genomics, targeted therapies, and immunotherapy.

PMID:
25535693
PMCID:
PMC4346098
DOI:
10.1097/JTO.0000000000000405
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