Characterization of 298 patients with lung cancer harboring MET exon 14 skipping alterations Academic Article uri icon


  • Background The hepatocyte growth factor receptor gene (MET) exon 14 skipping (METex14) has recently been described a potential driver alteration in lung cancer targetable by mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition factor (MET) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Methods Well-validated hybrid capture–based comprehensive genomic profiling was performed at the request of individual treating physicians. Results Of 11,205 lung cancers profiled by comprehensive genomic profiling, 298 (2.7%) carcinomas harbored alterations predicted to cause METex14, including adenosquamous (8.2%), sarcomatoid (7.7%), histologic subtype not otherwise specified (3.0%), adenocarcinoma (2.9%), squamous cell (2.1%), large cell (0.8%), and SCLC (0.2%). Acinar features were present in 24% of the METex14 samples. Six cases (2%) harbored MET Y1003X mutations affecting binding of the MET-negative …

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  • September 30, 2016