Recent Advances in Targetable Therapeutics in Metastatic Non-Squamous NSCLC

Front Oncol. 2016 May 4;6:112. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2016.00112. eCollection 2016.

Abstract

Lung adenocarcinoma is the most common subtype of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). With the discovery of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations, anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements, and effective targeted therapies, therapeutic options are expanding for patients with lung adenocarcinoma. Here, we review novel therapies in non-squamous NSCLC, which are directed against oncogenic targets, including EGFR, ALK, ROS1, BRAF, MET, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2), RET, and NTRK. With the rapidly evolving molecular testing and development of new targeted agents, our ability to further personalize therapy in non-squamous NSCLC is rapidly expanding.

Keywords: ALK; BRAF; EGFR; HER2; NSCLC; ROS1; VEGFR2; c-MET.

Publication types

  • Review