Hum Pathol 2021 Mar 29. Epub 2021 Mar 29.
NeoGenomics Laboratories, Inc., 92656, United States.
The NTRK genes include a family of three genes, NTRK1, NTRK2, and NTRK3, which are associated with fusions with a variety of partner genes, leading to upregulation of three proteins, TrkA, TrkB, and TrkC. NTRK fusions occur in a variety of solid tumors: at high incidence in secretory carcinoma of the breast and salivary glands, congenital mesoblastic nephroma, and infantile fibrosarcoma; at intermediate incidence in thyroid carcinoma, particularly postradiation carcinomas and a subset of aggressive papillary carcinomas, Spitzoid melanocytic neoplasms, pediatric midline gliomas (particularly pontine glioma), and KIT/PDGFRA/RAS negative gastrointestinal stromal sarcomas; and at a low incidence in many other solid tumors. With new FDA-approved treatments available and effective in treating patients whose tumors harbor NTRK fusions, testing for these fusions has become important. Read More