KEY LUNG CANCER TERMS
Below are a list of common lung cancer terms and what they mean. You may find this information useful along your way.
Biomarkers are measurable characteristics that can provide information about your lung cancer. They can be measured in blood, other bodily fluids, or tissues.
On an imaging scan, the tumor looks like it is completely gone as a result of treatment.
KRAS is a protein that’s in all our bodies. It works like an on/off switch that tells cells when to grow and when to stop growing.
KRAS G12C is a mutation of the KRAS protein. This mutation causes the KRAS "on/off switch" to get stuck in the "on" position, leading to rapid and uncontrollable cell growth that can form tumors.
A permanent change in the DNA sequence of a gene.
The tumor has shrunk in size by at least 30%.
The tumor's size did not change much since a patient’s last imaging scan.