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PMID (36644155)
Authors De Smedt F, Dessy F, Carestia L, Baldin P, Nana FA, Clapuyt P, Boon V, Amant F, Mhallem Gziri M
Title A pregnant patient with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer treated with alectinib: A case report and review of the literature.
Abstract Text Oncogenic rearrangements in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene account for 5% of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases. ALK inhibitors have markedly improved the outcome of metastatic ALK-positive NSCLC (ALK+ mNSCLC) by increasing long-term overall survival. Although a diagnosis of NSCLC during pregnancy or the peripartum period is rare, ALK+ NSCLC accounts for 38% of NSCLC cases in women of childbearing age (18-45 years old). The younger age and prolonged survival of patients with ALK+ mNSCLC bring new challenges for lung cancer and obstetrics research, and raises questions related to pregnancy and family planning. The present study described normal fetal development and no obstetric complications in a patient infected with HIV diagnosed with ALK+ mNSCLC, who became pregnant during treatment with alectinib, a third-generation ALK inhibitor.


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Molecular Profile Treatment Approach
Gene Name Source Synonyms Protein Domains Gene Description Gene Role
Therapy Name Drugs Efficacy Evidence Clinical Trials
Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Gene Variant Impact Protein Effect Variant Description Associated with drug Resistance
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
ALK rearrange lung non-small cell carcinoma sensitive Alectinib Case Reports/Case Series Actionable In a clinical case study, Alecensa (alectinib) treatment resulted in disease stability in an HIV-positive pregnant patient with non-small cell lung cancer harboring an ALK translocation, with normal fetal development observed (PMID: 36644155). 36644155