Real-life comparison of the afatinib and first-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors in nonsmall cell lung cancer harboring EGFR exon 19 deletion: a Turk Oncology Group (TOG) study


Bilgin B., Sendur M. A. N. , Yucel S., Celik E., Ozyukseler D. T. , Ayhan M., ...More

JOURNAL OF CANCER RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00432-020-03501-6
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CANCER RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ONCOLOGY

Abstract

Background The new second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have superior survival outcome and worse toxicity profile when compared with first-generation TKIs according to the results of clinical trials. However, there are limited studies that investigate the efficacy and safety of the new generation TKIs in real-world patients. Thus, we aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of the afatinib, an irreversible inhibitor of ErbB family receptor, and first-generation TKIs in real-world patients.