Lung cancer

Closing in on targeted therapy for lung SCC

Dr Clare Weeden is a researcher in the Stem Cells and Cancer Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

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Australian researchers have discovered a better biomarker for identifying which patients with lung squamous cell carcinoma will respond to fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors. The study using patient-derived xenografts in laboratory models of the disease, found high levels of FGFR1 in tumour RNA were a better predictor of response to FGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors than the current ...

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