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MO10 - Molecular Pathology II (ID 127)
- Event: WCLC 2013
- Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
- Track: Pathology
- Presentations: 1
MO10.02 - Update genotyping non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in Latin America: Latin-American Consortium for the Investigation of Lung Cancer (CLICaP) (ID 3462)
16:15 - 17:45 | Author(s): Y. Powazniak
Previously we reported that the frequency of mutations in EGFR and KRAS in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is Latinoamerica,finding the frequency of EGFR mutations in Latin-America between Asian (40%) and European (15%) populations. We report the update frequency of mutations in Latin America.
3606 biopsies of NSCLC patients from Latin-America (Argentina, Colombia, México and Peru) were used by extracted genomic DNA which was used to perform direct sequencing of EGFR gene (exons 18 and 21) and KRAS gene in 2385 samples.
Of all patients the median age was 62.2 ±12.3, 52.6% were women, and 51% had smoking history. Frequency of EGFR mutations in NSCLC was 24.4% [CI 95% 22.7-24.1] (Argentina 14.4%, Colombia 24.9%, Mexico 34.4%, Peru 67.0%). The frequency of KRAS mutations was 7.1%. EGFR mutations were independently associated with gender (29.8% vs 16.3%; p< 0.001), older age (<60 vs >60; p= 0.001), non-smokers 25.9% vs 15.7%; p= 0.001), ethnicity (Hispanic 37.7%, Caucasic 13%, Afro-American 0%, non-determinate 22.9%; p< 0.001), histology (adenocarcinoma 23.8%, squamous 4.4%, large cells 33.3% and non differenced 22.2%) and absence of KRAS mutation. Overall response rate to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in EGFR mutated patients (n=56) was 62.5% [95% CI 50-75] with a median overall survival of 16.5 months [95% CI 12.4-20.6].
Our findings confirm the high frequency of EGFR Mutation in Latino-america and low frequency of K-RAS mutation, particularly in patients of Hispanic ethnicity. Differences in risk factors associated with lung cancer in our population and ethnic variability could explain these findings.