Which Lung Cancer Mutations Have Approved Targeted Therapies?

Justin F. Gainor, M.D., shares which lung cancer mutations have approved targeted therapies in this clip from our expert panel discussion on lung cancer tumor testing.

Video Transcript

What lung cancer mutations have approved targeted therapies?

In the United States there are four genetic changes where we have FDA-approved therapies. So these are EGFR which is found in about 10-15 percent of patients, ALK which is 3-5 percent, ROS1 which is 1-2 percent, and BRAF which is a very specific genetic change which is about 2 percent.

For more information and to see the full recorded discussion, visit Lung.org/tumor-testing-videos.

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Page last updated: March 22, 2020

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