Non ‐small cell lung cancer with mesenchymal–epithelial transition gene exon 14 skipping mutation treated with crizotinib

We report the case of an 85 ‐year‐old man who was surgically diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma (pT2aN1M0 stage IIA). He was administered platinum combination chemotherapy as first‐line treatment for lung cancer recurrence. The patient's pleural fluid sample was obtained and analysed using a next‐generation sequencer, which demonstrated the presence of mesenchymal–epithelial transition gene (MET) exon 14 skipping mutations. As the patient developed progressive disease after receiving first‐line chemotherapy, crizotinib was administered as the second‐line treatment. The treatment was effective, and the patie nt had a stable disease for 7 months. This case suggests that crizotinib is effective against non‐small cell lung cancer with MET exon 14 alterations.
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