Egfr inhibition in a pretreated sacral chordoma: a rolefor erlotinib? Case report and a brief review of literature
De Pas, Tommaso
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We describe the case of a 69-year old male with an EGFR- positive Imatinib refractory sacral chordoma with synchronous lung metastases, treated with erlotinib, a first- generation EGFR inhibitor. After disease progression following firstline Imatinib and a combination therapy with everolimus plus metformin, we made a challenge with an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR TKI), erlotinib. Despite a brief clinical benefit, the patient presented a rapid clinical deterioration leading to death, after 8 weeks of treatment.