Crizotinib: A Breakthrough for Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer

  title={Crizotinib: A Breakthrough for Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer},
  author={Jennifer M Kwon and Alison K Meagher},
  booktitle={Journal of the advanced practitioner in oncology},
J Adv Pract Oncol 2012;3:267–272 Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States, with approximately 226,160 new cases of lung and bronchial cancer predicted to be diagnosed in 2012, along with approximately 160,340 deaths due to the disease (Siegel, Naishadham, & Jemal, 2012). Worldwide, approximately 1.6 million new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed every year, and 1.38 million deaths were recorded in 2008 (Ferlay et al., 2010). The majority of non–small… CONTINUE READING
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