Objectives: MET c-Cbl binding site mutations constitute about 2 % of MET exon 14 alterations in lung cancer. Preclinical data suggests regarding these mutations as functional analogs of MET exon 14 skipping mutations, but clinical validation is lacking.
Results: We report the case of a patient with metastastic lung adenocarcinoma harboring a c-Cbl binding site alteration and demonstrate clinical, radiological and metabolic response to crizotinib with a PFS of 10.6 months. As escape mechanism, a typical MET resistance mutation could be identified.
Conclusion: MET c-Cbl binding site mutations should be regarded as a distinct subtype of MET exon 14 alterations. Patients with lung cancer harboring such mutations should be offered targeted therapy.
Keywords: Crizotinib; MET mutation; NSCLC; c-Cbl.
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