Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death. In East Asian non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations occur in 40-55% of lung adenocarcinomas.
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On 28 February 2019, the FDA approved the subcutaneous formulation trastuzumab/hyaluronidase-oysk (Herceptin Hylecta®, Genentech) for the treatment of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)‑overexpressing breast cancer.
On 15 February 2019, the FDA approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda®, Merck) for the adjuvant treatment of melanoma patients with lymph node involvement following complete resection.
Recent studies have shown new possible applications for Ki67. Huh et al. showed that low Ki67 levels in healthy breast tissue correlated with a lesser lifetime chance of breast cancer. Another study by Arnedos and colleagues concluded that palbociclib was able to invoke a significant Ki67-level drop. After a decade of Ki67-controversies, these results put the marker back in the spotlight.