Progress on treatment of MET signaling pathway in non-small cell lung cancer

Lung Cancer

Yu X, et al. Int J Clin Oncol 2020 - Review.


MET activation includes gene mutation, amplification, and protein overexpression. Clinical evidence suggests that MET activation is both a primary oncogenic driver in lung cancer, and a secondary driver after acquired resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Several small molecule TKIs have already shown to be effective in the MET pathway. However, the activation form and the diagnostic criteria of MET oncogene are still controversial, especially in patients resistant to EGFR TKIs

or ALK TKIs. With the development of new MET inhibitors, a quantity of emerging trials has focused on the mechanism of acquired resistance to MET TKIs and therapeutic strategies after resistance.