Advances in anti-BRAF therapies for lung cancer

Giandomenico Roviello, Alberto D'Angelo, Marianna Sirico, Matteo Pittacolo, Felipe Umpierre Conter, Navid Sobhani

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Abstract

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most frequent causes of mortality in the western world. v-raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B (BRAF) is a member of the Raf kinase family and plays a critical role in cellular growth, proliferation, and differentiation through the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. The incidence of BRAF mutations in NSCLC is low, accounting for 0-3% of all cases of lung cancer. Given the results obtained in metastatic melanoma, several studies have reported the efficacy of anti-BRAF therapies in NSCLC treatment. In this review, we describe changes in the landscape of BRAF-mutated lung cancer treatment and analyze insights from major clinical trials in the context of future therapeutic prospects.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInvestigational New Drugs
Early online date21 Jan 2021
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Jan 2021

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