Neoadjuvant targeted therapy for resectable EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer: Current status and future considerations
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) targeted therapy has become the standard of care for patients with EGFR-mutated metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) on the basis of improved prognosis and reduced toxicities compared with chemotherapy. In view of the therapeutic potential of EGFR-TKIs in EGFR-mutated advanced NSCLC, several scholars have explored the value of preoperative use of EGFR-TKIs in patients with EGFR-mutated resectable NSCLC. However, the field of neoadjuvant targeted therapy for EGFR-mutated resectable NSCLC is currently in its infancy. In this mini-review, we summarize the current evidence on neoadjuvant EGFR-TKIs targeted therapy for resectable EGFR-mutated NSCLC and focus on discussing potential clinical strategies of treating resectable EGFR-mutated patients by preoperative administration of EGFR-TKIs-based multimodality therapy.