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Survival difference according to mutation status in a prospective cohort study of Australian patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung carcinoma

Lavinia Tan, Marliese Alexander, Ann Officer, Michael MacManus, Linda Mileshkin, Ross Jennens, Dishan Herath, Richard de Boer, Stephen B Fox, David Ball, Benjamin Solomon



BACKGROUND: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a heterogeneous disease comprising not only different histological subtypes but also different molecular subtypes. AIM: To describe the frequency of oncogenic drivers in patients with metastatic NSCLC, the proportion of patients tested and survival difference according to mutation status in a single-institution study. METHODS: Metastatic NSCLC patients enrolled in a prospective Thoracic Malignancies Cohort Study between July 2012 and August 2016 were selected. Patients underwent molecular testing for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangements, Kirsten rat sarcoma (KRAS), B-Raf proto-oncogene ..

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