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Testing and Targeting Tumors with RET Alterations

The program is designed to offer an overview of research activities in this area and review the current status and future prospect of testing and targeting various tumors with RET alterations.
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Speakers: Frédérique Penault-Llorca, Carmen Belli, Alexander Drilon

RET positive lung cancer is caused by a rare mutation of the RET gene that causes cancer cells to grow out of control.

This “driver mutation” occurs in about 2% of non-small cell lung cancer patients and is more common among young never-smokers, often the mothers of school-age children.

In many cases, it isn’t diagnosed until after the cancer has spread to other organs throughout the body. The Happy Lungs Project is dedicated to curing this disease.

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We hope you enjoyed using your Happy Lungs Shopping Card at retailers and restaurants around Austin. In total, more than 1,000 cards were sold! Together, we raised more than $50,000 for lung cancer research.

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The latest news and updates


RET lung cancer study 2023

Exciting Preclinical Results About Vepafestinib

New published study with exciting preclinical results about the second generation RET inhibitor vepafestinib (TAS0953/HM06).  Vepafestinib showed selectivity…
October 10, 2023
lung cancer research

New clinical trial testing amivantamab

New clinical trial testing amivantamab for patients who progressed on RET therapies:  A Phase 1…
October 8, 2023
biomarker testing RET cancer

Finding the Right Time to Ask About Biomarker Testing

By: Anthony Sireci, M.D., senior vice president, clinical biomarkers and diagnostics development, Loxo@Lilly Increasingly, cancer…
July 27, 2023

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