Since their discovery, relevant efforts have been made to optimize the detection approaches to EGFR mutations as well as the clinical management of EGFR-mutated NSCLC. The recent shift from single gene testing to novel comprehensive detection platforms along with the development of new generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors, targeting both common and uncommon EGFR-mutations, is leading to a progressive increase in the number of patients who may benefit from targeted approaches, with subsequent impact on their long-term survival and quality of life. However, a prompt and adequate implementation of the most recent diagnostic and treatment advances in the routine practice often remains critical to be specifically addressed. In this review we provide a complete and updated overview of the different detection platforms and therapeutic options currently available for the clinical management of advanced EGFR-positive NSCLC, summarizing scientific evidence and describing molecular testing as well as treatment practice in the real-word scenario.

Dealing with NSCLC EGFR mutation testing and treatment: A comprehensive review with an Italian real-world perspective

Pilotto, Sara;Belluomini, Lorenzo;De Luca, Caterina;Novello, Silvia;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Since their discovery, relevant efforts have been made to optimize the detection approaches to EGFR mutations as well as the clinical management of EGFR-mutated NSCLC. The recent shift from single gene testing to novel comprehensive detection platforms along with the development of new generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors, targeting both common and uncommon EGFR-mutations, is leading to a progressive increase in the number of patients who may benefit from targeted approaches, with subsequent impact on their long-term survival and quality of life. However, a prompt and adequate implementation of the most recent diagnostic and treatment advances in the routine practice often remains critical to be specifically addressed. In this review we provide a complete and updated overview of the different detection platforms and therapeutic options currently available for the clinical management of advanced EGFR-positive NSCLC, summarizing scientific evidence and describing molecular testing as well as treatment practice in the real-word scenario.
2021
Common mutations
EGFR
Molecular testing
Non-small cell lung cancer
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors
Uncommon mutations
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