Determine prevalence of leptomeningeal disease disease in NSCLC EGFRm, treatment patterns and outcome of disease.
The EGFR mutation in lung cancer is known to have beneficial prognostic significance. However, its epidemiological significance is unknown. In a special subgroup of patients with metastases to the meninges, EGFR mutation and relevant treatment may have increased significance. However, this is unresolved in a "real world" setting.
Data from the Danish Lung Cancer Register have highlighted the incidence of Danish lung cancer patients, but it is unknown to what extent the patients are actually offered relevant targeted treatment and what impact the presence of the mutation and related treatment has on prognosis and survival compared to matched patients without the mutation. Incidence and treatment of leptomeningeal disease are highlighted
The study can help increase knowledge and focus on patients with EGFR mutation of their lung cancer, thereby helping to ensure optimal treatment.
Description of the cohort
28000 lung cancer patient from DLCR diagnosed between 2013 and 2018 (included)
Collaborating researchers and departments
Department of Clinical Pathology, Odense University Hospital
Consultant, clinical associate professor Karen Ege Olsen, DrMedSci