Mutation of epidermal growth factor receptor gene in adenosquamous carcinoma of the lung

Lung Cancer. 2007 Jan;55(1):129-30. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2006.09.003. Epub 2006 Dec 6.


We have investigated 26 adenosquamous lung cancer tissues and found that four EGFR mutations were mainly in female and non-smoker lung cancer. However, EGFR mutation at kinase domain was exclusive with K-ras mutation. However, smoking and gender status could affect the occurrence of EGFR mutation. There was no difference in EGFR mutation status if analysis was performed in never smoker female subgroup.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Adenosquamous / genetics*
  • ErbB Receptors / genetics*
  • Female
  • Genes, ras
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mutation*


  • ErbB Receptors