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For our 17th video in the GRACE Spanish Lung Cancer Library, Dr. Brian Hunis, Medical Director, Head and Neck Cancer Program, Memorial Cancer Institute, Miami, Florida, joined GRACE to discuss the basics of Lung Cancer for Spanish-speaking patients and caregivers. In this video Dr. Hunis speaks about first line therapy for non-small cell lung cancer patients that have anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive.
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Terapia de primera línea para pacientes con cáncer pulmonar de células no pequeñas que presentan la cinasa de linfoma anaplásico (CLA) positiva.
En los pacientes en los cuales uno describe que el adenocarcinoma de pulmón de células no pequeñas tiene la translocación del gen ALK, hay terapia dirigida que atacan exclusivamente a las células que expresan esa mutación. Por lo cual los efectos adversos, la toxicidad y las respuestas son muchísimo mejores.
La primera terapia para pacientes con translocación en ALK que se ha usado en el mundo es con crisotinib. Crisotinib es una píldora que se toma diariamente, es bien tolerada y con efectos muy positivos.
First line therapy for non-small cell lung cancer patients that have the anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive.
In patients that have adenocarcinoma of non-small cells and also have the ALK gene translocation, there is a targeted treatment that only attacks the cell that express this mutation. So, the side effects, toxicity and the response are better.
The first therapy for patients with the ALK translocation that has been used in the world is with crisotinib. Crisotinib is a pill that is taken daily, is well tolerated and with very positive effects.
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