Targeted therapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: current advances and future trends

Umair Majeed, Rami Manochakian, Yujie Zhao, Yanyan Lou

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Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in both men and women in the US and worldwide. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common variety accounting for 84% of the cases. For a subset of patients with actionable mutations, targeted therapy continues to provide durable responses. Advances in molecular and immunohistochemical techniques have made it possible to usher lung cancer into the era of personalized medicine, with the patient getting individualized treatment based on these markers. This review summarizes the recent advances in advanced NSCLC targeted therapy, focusing on first-in-human and early phase I/II clinical trials in patients with advanced disease. We have divided our discussion into different topics based on these agents' mechanisms of action. This article is aimed to be the most current review of available and upcoming targeted NSCLC treatment options. We will also summarize the currently available phase I/II clinical trial for NSCLC patients at the end of each section.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number108
JournalJournal of Hematology and Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • Advanced NSCLC
  • First-in-human
  • Lung cancer
  • Phase I/II clinical trials
  • Targeted therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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