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    MO06 - NSCLC - Chemotherapy I (ID 108)

    • Event: WCLC 2013
    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Medical Oncology
    • Presentations: 1
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      MO06.02 - Monitoring EGFR T790M with plasma DNA in lung cancer patients treated with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor in prospective observational study (ID 1399)

      16:15 - 17:45  |  Author(s): K. Iwanaga

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      Detection of mutations with plasma DNA isolated from peripheral blood is an alternative method of biopsy. The gatekeeper T790M mutation of EGFR has been observed in half of patients who acquired resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI). Considering that majority of lung cancer recurrence occurs as distant metastases, determination of T790M using a non-invasive mutation detection system with plasma DNA would be useful. We recently developed a novel non-invasive, fully-automated monitoring system, MBP-QP (mutation-biased PCR and quenching probe) method, to detect T790M using plasma DNA. The detection limit was two copies of control plasmid and 0.2 ng of genomic DNA, the T790M mutation was detected in plasma DNA from 53% of lung adenocarcinoma patients who acquired resistance in the previous retrospective study. Compared with the other methods such as PNA-LNA PCR clamp, the cycleave PCR technique, and digital PCR, the MBP-QP method is simple, sensitive, and reflective of clinical course. To determine the usefulness of the MBP-QP method for monitoring T790M during treatment of EGFR-TKI, a prospective clinical study has been performed.

      This is a prospective, multicenter observational study involving lung adenocarcinoma patients carrying EGFR activating mutations such as L858R and exon 19 deletions treated with EGFR-TKI. Primary objective was to determine whether T790M was detected with plasma DNA at the time point of progressive disease (PD), and the secondary objective was correspondence of T790M with plasma and cancer specimens. The association between detection of T790M and effect of EGFR-TKI were also investigated as the exploratory objective. Plasma DNA was isolated from the patients before treatment of EGFR-TKI, every four months during treatment, at the time of occurrence of PD, and after two courses of post-chemotherapy.

      Ninety lung adenocarcinoma patients treated with EGFR-TKI were enrolled, in whom 51% of L858R and 49% of exon 19 deletions were determined in tumor specimens before treatment. Most of the patients, 92.1%, had adenocarcinoma. 62% (55/90) was stage IV, and 29% (26/90) had postoperative recurrent disease. 43% (38/90) of the patients were treated with EGFR-TKI as the first-line therapy, and the rest of them were previously treated including 17% of the patients experienced with EGFR-TKI. T790M was detected in 23% (21/90) among the entire patients. Forty patients showed PD two years after beginning of this trial, and T790M was detected in 13 patients among the patients who acquired resistance to EGFR-TKI; the frquency of T790M positive among the patients with PD was 32.5% (13/40). Although T790M was temporarily detected during treatment of EGFR-TKI in 8 patients who were still responded to EGFR-TKI, is disappeared after that.

      T790M was detected in plasma DNA isolated from lung cancer patients whose diseases were progressed. Continuous detection of T790M in plasma DNA seemed to be related with occurrence of PD.

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