Annals of Translational Medicine
Background: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, making up 80-85% of all lung malignancies. It can be further subdivided into different types. The three main subtypes are adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell carcinoma. Traditionally, NSCLCs have been treated with a combination of chemotherapy, surgery, and/or radiation therapy. However, with the advent of genotype subtype analysis and targeted therapy it has become possible to have individualized treatment options for patients with NSCLC.
Case description: We present a case report of a 68-year-old female with NSCLC. Patient initially only received radiation therapy due to her not being a surgical candidate. While initial treatment was responsive, later imaging showed metastasis of disease. Subsequent genotype analysis of the patient's tumor indicated a MET exon 14 skipping mutation which qualified her for treatment with Capmatinib (Tabrecta).
Conclusions: Patients on Capmatinib have minimal side effects and better efficacy than traditional chemotherapy. Patients with MET exon 14 skipping mutations should be considered for Capmatinib therapy.
Case report, MET exon 14 skipping mutation, capmatinib, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), targeted therapy
Clough W, Al Jaberi M, Dalia S. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer With MET Exon 14 Skip Mutation: Case Report. Annals of Translational Medicine. 2022; 10(23). doi: 10.21037/atm-2022-53.