Non–small Cell Lung Cancer

Lung and bronchus cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women.1

The 5-year survival rate for

metastatic lung (and bronchus)

cancer is only


Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

NSCLC, the most prevalent type

of lung cancer, accounts for ≈85%

of all newly diagnosed cases.1

Most patients with mNSCLC have an actionable biomarker.2-13


Recent advances have enabled identification of several NSCLC molecular subtypes, offering more patients with mNSCLC opportunities for improved clinical outcomes through targeted, precision treatment options.14

In newly diagnosed patients with mNSCLC, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) recommend testing for all actionable biomarkers, including EGFR, ALK, ROS1, BRAF, NTRK, and PD-L1.15

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ALK, anaplastic lymphoma kinase; BRAF, v-Raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B; EGFR, epidermal growth factor receptor; mNSCLC, metastatic non–small cell lung cancer; NCCN, National Comprehensive Cancer Network; NTRK, neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase; PD-L1, programmed death-ligand 1; ROS1, ROS proto-oncogene 1, receptor tyrosine kinase.

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