The efficacy of ceritinib in patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer

John Kaczmar, Ranee Mehra

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Research over the last decade has determined that the gene rearrangement involving the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene is an oncogenic driver in approximately 5% of patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). This review describes the discovery of the ALK translocation, development of ALK directed therapy, and acquired resistance to ALK directed therapy with a focus on the clinical data and efficacy of the most recently approved ALK inhibitor, ceritinib.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-241
Number of pages6
JournalTherapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2015



  • ALK translocation
  • ceritinib

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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