Oncology Central

The diagnosis and treatment of brain metastases in EGFR mutant lung cancer


The epidemiology of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has changed with a new pattern of disease emerging – a form of adenocarcinoma in mostly younger female patients, who are never or light smokers and more frequently in East Asian populations. Description of EGF receptor (EGFR) mutations has allowed new management strategies to evolve. Oral targeted therapies have broadened the treatment options in the advanced setting with the potential for periods of long term response.

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