Article Abstract

Immunotherapy in tyrosine kinase inhibitor-naïve advanced epidermal growth factor receptor-mutant non-small cell lung cancer—driving down a precarious road in driver-mutated lung cancer

Authors: Rebecca Yin Tay, Christoph Jakob Ackermann, Raffaele Califano


In patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumour harbour a sensitising epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation, international guidelines recommend first-line therapy with an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) due to longer progression free survival (PFS), higher overall response rate (ORR) and improved quality of life compared to platinum doublet chemotherapy (1,2).