Comprehensive genomic profiling identifies frequent drug-sensitive EGFR exon 19 deletions in NSCLC not identified by prior molecular testing Academic Article uri icon


  • Purpose: Reliable detection of drug-sensitive activating EGFR mutations is critical in the care of advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but such testing is commonly performed using a wide variety of platforms, many of which lack rigorous analytic validation. Experimental Design: A large pool of NSCLC cases was assayed with well-validated, hybrid capture–based comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) at the request of the individual treating physicians in the course of clinical care for the purpose of making therapy decisions. From these, 400 cases harboring EGFR exon 19 deletions (Δex19) were identified, and available clinical history was reviewed. Results: Pathology reports were available for 250 consecutive cases with classical EGFR Δex19 (amino acids 743–754) and were reviewed to assess previous non-hybrid capture–based EGFR testing. Twelve of 71 (17%) cases with …

publication date

  • July 1, 2016