Article Abstract

Brigatinib for anaplastic lymphoma kinase-tyrosine kinase inhibitor naïve anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer: an effective but still broken option

Authors: Biagio Ricciuti, Giuseppe Lamberti, Fausto Roila, Giulio Metro


Rearrangements of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene occur in approximately 5% of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs), in which they identify a distinct subtype of lung tumor that shows exquisite sensitivity to therapy with ALK tyrosine kinase-inhibitors (ALK-TKIs) (1).