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Current clinical landscape for ALK non-small cell lung cancer patients

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Published: 26.10.18
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Dr Riyaz Shah and Dr Maurice Perol

Dr Riyaz Shah and Dr Maurice Perol, at the ESMO 2018 congress in Munich, discuss the current clinical landscape for ALK non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, providing a comparison between current practice in the UK and France.

The experts discuss diagnostic testing in lung cancer; the increasing prevalence of routine reflex testing in the UK and how immunohistochemistry (IHC) is the predominant test involved with making treatment decisions for 1L NSCLC patients in both countries.

Dr Shah and Dr Perol discussed the available therapeutic options for ALK patients in the first line setting with a particular focus on the treatment of brain metastasis.

The experts go on to discuss data from studies presented at ESMO including those for novel ALK inhibitors, concluding that mechanisms of resistance are likely to play an important role when making treatment decisions for this patient group in the future.

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ecancer's filming has been kindly supported by Roche through the ecancer Global Foundation. ecancer is editorially independent and there is no influence over content.

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