Targeted therapy - Dr. Rahul Kulkarni

Dr. Rahul Kulkarni

Dr. Rahul Kulkarni | Oncologist in Pune
Targeted therapy in cancer treatment is unique and precisely designed for attacking cancer cells selectively. Hence targeted therapy can have wonderful responses with minimal side effects.
Targeted therapy is now most commonly used in
  • Lung Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancers
  • Lymphoma and Blood cancers
Targeted therapy - Dr. Rahul Kulkarni

This 85 years old male presented with cough and breathlessness on exertion and was evaluated outside with CT scan which showed large right parahilar mass+ Right lower lobe mass with pleural effusion.Bronchoscopic biopsy was suggestive of Moderately differentiated #adenocarcinoma of #Lung.We sent the biopsy block for EGFR/ALK/ROS mutation testing.Report of EGFR mutation came positive for Exon 21 mutation in next 5 days.Patient was then started on only oral targeted therapy Tablet Afatinib 40 mg once a day.Post 3 months of Afatinib patient has almost complete resolution of symptoms and has great response on PETCT scan.
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