HER-2 mutations in lung cancer

Last revised by Roland Warner on 27 Nov 2019

Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2mutations may be detected in approximately 3% of lung adenocarcinomas 1.

Radiographic features


Early studies have suggested HER2-mutant tumors exhibit more aggressive features in general and tend to:

  • exhibit a locally-invasive behavior compared with KRAS-mutant tumors 3
  • show preponderance for pleural retractions compared with KRAS- and EGFR-mutant tumors 3
  • present with greater nodal metastatic spread compared KRAS-mutant tumors 3

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