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Emerging targets for the treatment of lung cancer

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Published: 26.07.17
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Prof Tarek Mekhail - Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Orlando, USA

Prof Mekhail speaks with ecancer at NOSCM 2017 targeted therapies for lung cancer.

He looks beyond EGFR and ALK mutations to emerging targets in lung cancer including BRAF and HER2, which have significant histories in other disease but are now becoming apparent as lung cancer drivers, and rearrangements in MET and RET genes.

Prof Mekhail also discusses immune evasion of tumours, and how immunotherapies can reawaken immune cells to clear cancer cells.

Targeted therapy for lung cancer was also discussed at NOSCM 2017 by Dr Luis Raez, here, and at the 2017 WIN symposium by Dr Reinhard Büttner, here.

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