a gene that makes the ALK protein, which may be involved in cell growth.
a protein made by the immune system during an immune response that attaches to specific cells and can affect the immune system's ability to target and kill cells.
the protein found on the surface of some cells and to which epidermal growth factor binds, causing the cells to divide. It is found at abnormally high levels on the surface of many types of cancer cells, so these cells may divide excessively in the presence of epidermal growth factor.
a collection of organs, special cells, and substances that help protect against infections and other diseases.
a treatment using substances that stimulate or suppress the immune system to help the body fight cancer, infection, and disease. Some types of immunotherapy only target certain cells of the immune system. Others affect the immune system in a general way. Immunotherapy may also affect normal cells.
a method of putting fluids, including medicines, into the bloodstream. Also called intravenous (IV) infusion.
any sign or symptom experienced during or soon after the infusion of fluids, including drugs, into the bloodstream.
the middle value, or number, in a set of measurements that have been put in order from lowest to highest.
the spread of cancer from where it originated to other places in the body.
a cancer that grows from inside your lungs or the lining of the airways.
a type of lung cancer that does not start in early versions of squamous cells, which are flat cells that line the inside of the airways in the lungs.
the length of time from the start of diagnosis or treatment for a disease, such as cancer, that patients in a clinical trial are still alive. Median OS is the length of time that half of these patients are still alive.
a protein found on the surface of many cells, including cancer cells, that can affect the immune system’s ability to target and attack cells.
the length of time during and after the treatment of cancer, that a patient in a clinical trial lives with cancer but it does not get worse. Median PFS is the length of time at which half the patients lived without their tumors growing or spreading.
a molecule that is the building block of the cells in the body, needed for the body to function properly.
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