Journal article

Comparison of Methods in the Detection of ALK and ROS1 Rearrangements in Lung Cancer

Toni-Maree Rogers, Prudence A Russell, Gavin Wright, Zoe Wainer, Jia-Min Pang, Leigh A Henricksen, Shalini Singh, Stacey Stanislaw, James Grille, Esteban Roberts, Benjamin Solomon, Stephen B Fox

JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The use of targeted therapies toward specific oncogenic driver mutations has become a critical factor in the treatment of patients with lung cancer. It is therefore essential to utilize tests with high performance characteristics. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is the standard method for detecting anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) and ROS1 rearrangements in non-small-cell lung cancer but the utility of other methods such as immunohistochemistry (IHC) and chromogenic in situ hybridization (CISH) is unclear. METHODS: Three hundred and sixty-two lung cancer patients were tested with FISH, CISH, and IHC using three ALK antibodies (ALK1, 5A4, D5F3) and one ROS1 antibody in..

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