This analysis consists of a large database of non-small cell lung cancer patients with uncommon EGFR mutations who were previously treated with reversible EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Although indirectly assessed, the results indicate that patients with uncommon EGFR mutations can derive benefit from treatment with the irreversible ErbB family blocker afatinib, even in some cases of tumors harboring resistance-mediating exon 20 mutations. In this study, adverse events were modest and consistent with previous reports on afatinib.

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