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    P2.03b - Poster Session with Presenters Present (ID 465)

    • Event: WCLC 2016
    • Type: Poster Presenters Present
    • Track: Advanced NSCLC
    • Presentations: 1
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      P2.03b-030 - Retrospective Review Clinical Use of a cfDNA Blood Test for Identification of Targetable Molecular Alterations in Patients with Lung Cancer (ID 5969)

      A. Tsao

      • Abstract

      Background:
      The availability of tumor genomic information from simple, minimally invasive blood collection may lead to significant impact in patient(pt) care. We report a retrospective review the clinical utility of a CLIA-certified cell-free DNA (cfDNA) next generation sequencing (NGS) blood test in our pts with lung cancers.

      Methods:
      From April 2015 to May 2016, blood samples from 250 consecutive pts were collected and sent for molecular profiling at a CLIA-certified lab (Guardant360, Guardant Health, Redwood City, CA) using cfDNA NGS with a panel of 70 cancer-related genes with reported high sensitivity (able to detect mutations of < 0.1% mutant allele fraction) with high specificity (> 99.9999%) (PLoS One, 10(10), 2015).

      Results:
      254 Guardant360 tests were completed in 250 pts (144/F:106/M); histology: adenocarcinoma(200), squamous(7), sarcomatoid(5), small cell(4) and others(34). Rationale for blood tests: addition to tissue analysis(39%), alternative to tissue biopsy(25%), treatment evaluation/resistant(18%), insufficient tissue(11%), no documentation(7%). Based on Guardant360 results, 77 pt samples (30.3%) demonstrated targetable alterations with FDA-approved agents; concordance with at least 1 genomic alteration (targetable with FDA-approved agent) from paired tissue analysis in 21pts; and in another 29 pts, new genomic alterations provided evaluation for potential change in therapies pts: EGFR T790M(n=21), EML4-ALK fusion(n=4), MET Exon 14 Skipping (3), EGFR ex19del(n=2), EGFR L858R(n=2), other targets(n=6). Significantly, detection of EGFR T790M in cfDNA lead to change in therapy with osimertinib 19 cases and eligibility to clinical studies in 2 cases with alterations in KIF5B-RET and NOTCH1,respectively. Additional clinical outcomes are pending and will be updated.

      Conclusion:
      Molecular testing of cfDNA is a simple, minimally invasive test. It has utility to obviate a repeat invasive tissue biopsy when the initial tissue sample is not available or inadequate for molecular analysis. It is particularly useful in the long-term management of patients at progression for detection of emergent resistance-associated molecular alterations; such as EGFR T790M.

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    WS04 - Mesothelioma Workshop (Ticketed Session) (ID 416)

    • Event: WCLC 2016
    • Type: Workshop
    • Track: Mesothelioma/Thymic Malignancies/Esophageal Cancer/Other Thoracic Malignancies
    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 12/04/2016, 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Stolz 2
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      WS04.03 - Debate - Induction Chemotherapy is Better than Postoperative Adjuvant Therapy for Early Stage Pleural Mesothelioma (Now Available) (ID 6985)

      A. Tsao

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