Fast Five Quiz: Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Gene (EGFR)

Daniel S. Schwartz, MD, MBA


November 30, 2021

Non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for approximately 85% of all lung cancers and is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women worldwide. Mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene of patients with NSCLC are found in about 15% of White populations, 19% of Black populations, and 40%-50% of Asian populations. The most common EGFR gene mutations among those with NSCLC are deletions in exon 19 (45%) and a point mutation in exon 21 (40%).

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