Join the #tALKpositiveNSCLC Conversation and Pay It Forward

About tALK+

tALK+ (TALK positive) is an initiative that highlights the positive experiences and personal stories of those impacted by non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Join Takeda Oncology throughout Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) and on ALK+ Day, November 13, created to spread awareness and educate about ALK+ NSCLC, including common misconceptions. The goal of tALK+ is to spread positivity throughout the NSCLC community on social media.

Pay it forward by joining the #tALKpositiveNSCLC conversation on social media and sharing positive stories about the NSCLC community.

Join the Conversation

Use the hashtag #tALKpositiveNSCLC and join the conversation on social media or follow @TakedaOncology to learn more facts about ALK+ NSCLC

Understanding ALK+ NSCLC and Its Genetic Variations

NSCLC is the most common form of lung cancer, accounting for approximately 85% of the estimated 222,500 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.


Lung cancer develops in different ways in different people. There are many subtypes of lung cancer caused by different genetic changes, or mutations. Your doctor can test you to see what type of genetic mutation you may have. That will help them decide what type of treatment to give you.
In some people, lung cancer is caused by a mutation in what's called the ALK gene. About 3% to 5% of people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have this mutation. This means somewhere between 5,600 and 9,400 people who get lung cancer each year have ALK+ NSCLC.
It is well-established that there is a link between lung cancer and smoking. But there are also types of lung cancer that are not caused by smoking.

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