Afatinib in NSCLC with uncommon EGFR mutations

Video Journal of Biomedicine | Publication Perspective
Video Journal of Biomedicine (2021) doi: 10.2217/vjbm-2021-0001

This Publication Perspective provides a summary of the article ‘Afatinib for the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Harboring Uncommon EGFR Mutations: A Database of 693 Cases’ by James Chih-Hsin Yang and co-authors. The paper, originally published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, comprehensively analysed the effect of afatinib treatment in 693 patients with non-small cell lung cancer harboring uncommon EGFR mutations. The results provide important information when considering optimal treatment for tumors with uncommon EGFR mutations, including compound mutations.

Original publication:

Afatinib for the treatment of NSCLC harboring uncommon EGFR mutations: A database of 693 cases
James Chih-Hsin Yang, Martin Schuler, Sanjay Popat, Satoru Miura, Simon Heeke, Keunchil Park, Angela Märten & Edward S Kim
Journal of Thoracic Oncology 15(5), 803-815 (2020) DOI: 10.1016/j.jtho.2019.12.126