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Ref Type Journal Article
PMID (30268485)
Authors Klempner SJ, Gowen K, Lee TK, Zhu VW, Schrock AB, Miller VA, Ali SM, Ou SI
Title Carving out another slice of the pie: Exceptional response to single agent imatinib in an asian female never-smoker with advanced NSCLC with a de-novo PDGFR-α N848 K mutation.
Journal Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Vol 124
Date 2018 10
Abstract Text Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has emerged as a paradigm for clinical application of precision medicine as optimal therapy is commonly chosen based on genomic biomarkers identified in a patient's tumor sample. Recurrent driver alterations are well described, however, a need to continually identify rare variants remains clinically relevant. We identified an incident case of advanced NSCLC with a PDGFR-α N848 K activation loop mutation with no other concurrent oncogenic drivers. Amino acid sequence alignment confirmed homology to the imatinib-sensitive KIT N822 K activation loop mutation observed in GIST. The patient achieved a 2-year response to single agent imatinib that is ongoing. While PDGFR-α N848 K is rare among public sequencing databases our cases strongly suggests functional relevance and highlights the importance of studying rare variants in NSCLC.


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Molecular Profile Treatment Approach
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Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
PDGFRA N848K lung non-small cell carcinoma predicted - sensitive Imatinib Case Reports/Case Series Actionable In a clinical case study, a non-small cell lung cancer patient harboring PDGFRA N848K achieved a durable response to Gleevec (imatinib), lasting more than 23 months (PMID: 30268485). 30268485