Integrating new targeted agents into the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer.
AffiliationChristie and Wythenshawe Hospitals, Manchester, UK. email@example.com
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AbstractLung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and the discovery and implementation of more effective therapy remains challenging. The development of agents that target the epidermal growth factor receptor/human epidermal growth factor receptor 1 (EGFR/HER1) signal transduction pathway have provided a class of novel targeted therapies that are applicable in the treatment of non-small-call lung cancer (NSCLC). Current challenges include the determination of how best these promising new agents can be integrated into current methods of treatment for patients with NSCLC, and clarification of the extent to which early lines of treatment can influence outcome in the later stages.
CitationIntegrating new targeted agents into the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. 2006, 54 Suppl 2:S25-31 Lung Cancer