Lack of response to nivolumab in a patient with EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer adenocarcinoma sub-type transformed to small cell lung cancer.
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Small cell transformation is a rare but well recognised mechanism of acquired resistance to EGFR-TKI therapy in EGFR-mutated NSCLC, but optimal drug therapy thereof is unknown. Nivolumab has demonstrated activity in relapsed de novo small cell lung cancer in early phase trials. Here, we report a case of transformed EGFR-mutant SCLC treated with nivolumab with no benefit.
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Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Cell Transformation, Neoplastic
Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Drug Resistance, Neoplasm
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
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Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2017, 111 pp. 65 - 68