David R. Gandara, MD
Targeted therapies are beginning to carve out a growing number of indications in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), emphasizing the importance of precision medicine. The BRAF V600E mutations, which is present in 1% to 2% of NSCLC, was recently added to the list of potential targets, with an FDA approval for the combination of dabrafenib (Tafinlar) and trametinib (Mekinist) in June 2017.
gene mutations. As precision medicine continues to expand in NSCLC, NGS will continue to play an important role, although reimbursement for these tests remains a challenge, Gandara concluded.
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