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PMID (36640634)
Authors Liu Z, Liu M, Hou X
Title Near complete response to ceritinib in a pediatric patient with metastatic ALK-rearranged lung adenocarcinoma.
Abstract Text Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitors have significant efficacies in ALK-rearranged non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). In regard to pediatric NSCLC patients, however, there is a paradox in that on the one hand, they may have a higher probability of ALK-rearrangement positive, but on the other hand, there is no sufficient data for efficacies of ALK inhibitors in pediatric NSCLC patients. Here, we present an 11-year-old boy diagnosed with metastatic ALK-rearranged lung adenocarcinoma. He was treated with ceritinib 450 mg with food once daily and has obtained near complete response in 18th month, with a largely regressed intrathoracic lesion and only localized residual distant metastatic disease. Meanwhile, he showed continued good tolerance after a short period of side effects at the beginning of the dose. This is the first report of the use of ceritinib in pediatric patient with NSCLC.


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Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
EML4 - ALK lung adenocarcinoma predicted - sensitive Ceritinib Case Reports/Case Series Actionable In a clinical case study, Zykadia (ceritinib) treatment in a pediatric patient with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma harboring EML4-ALK resulted in a very good partial response at 2 months with regression of enlarged lymph nodes, with a near-complete response after 18 months of treatment (PMID: 36640634). 36640634