Advances in the management of acquired resistance to EGFR-TKI in non-small cell lung cancer


Fei Zhou;Caicun Zhou;


Department of Medical Oncology, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine;


Drugs that specifically target the tyrosine kinase domain of epidermal growth factor receptor(EGFR), such as erlotinib or gefitinib, have exhibited striking efficacy in non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC) patients harboring activating EGFR mutations. However, acquired resistance inevitably develops and remains a serious barrier for the successful management of patients with this disease. Multiple mechanisms are reportedly involved in the process of acquired resistance, which provide new insights into the management of EGFRtyrosine kinase inhibitor(EGFR-TKI) resistance. Here, we provide an overview of the emerging treatment approaches for patients with EGFR-TKI resistance.


non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC);;epidermal growth factor receptor(EGFR);;targeted therapy;;acquired resistance