ROS1 mutation

The ROS1 mutation is a mutation occurring in the ROS1 oncogene on chromosome 6 resulting in a defective receptor tyrosine kinase which has structural similarity to the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) protein.

It is thought to be present in several cancers of the subtype non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) (1-2%).

Useful for assessing appropriateness of treatment agents such as crizotinib.

It is thought to have been first identified by Rikova et al 3.

Article information

rID: 69266
System: Oncology, Chest
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • ROS 1 oncogene mutation
  • ROS-1 mutation
  • ROS 1 oncogene fusion mutation

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