Article Abstract

SELECTing adjuvant treatment in early stage epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-positive non-small cell lung cancer

Authors: Fabrizio Tabbò, Maria Lucia Reale, Enrico Ruffini, Silvia Novello, Francesco Guerrera


In the last years, oncogene-driven lung cancer patients have witnessed an overwhelming progress in treatment options, especially in advanced setting of the disease (1). On the other hand, how to improve overall survival (OS) in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-positive (EGFR+) or ALK-rearranged early-stage lung cancer patients is unclear and whether tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) play a role in the adjuvant setting is still matter of debate (2). Therefore, in this stage of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), molecular analyses are not routinely performed.