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ORAL 25 - Biology and Other Issues in SCLC (ID 125)
- Event: WCLC 2015
- Type: Oral Session
- Track: Small Cell Lung Cancer
- Presentations: 1
ORAL25.03 - Establishment of Lung Cancer Xenograft Models Derived from Bronchoscopy Biopsy and Investigating Mechanism of Refractory Small Cell Lung Cancer (ID 3097)
10:45 - 12:15 | Author(s): T. An
There were mainly two kinds of lung cancer xenograft models, xenograft models derived from stable cell lines and patient derived xenograft (PDX) models which adopted tissues resected by surgeries. However, these animal models may not reflect biological and genetic characteristics of advanced lung cancer, especially small cell lung cancer (SCLC). We utilized bronchoscopy-guided biopsy tumor tissues of advanced lung cancer to establish xenograft models and analyzed fidelity of histopathology, genetic profile and chemotherapeutic efficacy with their parental tumors. At last the molecular mechanism of drug resistance in refractory SCLC was studied.
Primary pulmonary tumor tissues taken from bronchoscopy were implanted to NOD-SCID (nonobese diabetic-severe combined immunodeficiency disease) mice subcutaneously for model establishment and consecutive passage. The histopathology and genetic profile in samples of bronchoscopy-guided biopsy tumor tissues-derived xenograft (BDX) models and their parental tumors were detected. Parental fidelity of BDXs’ chemotherapeutic response was detected by chemosensitivity in vivo. Next generation sequencing (NGS) of target gene was taken in SCLC BDXs to analyze high-fidelity with their parental samples. Based on bioinformatic analysis, molecular mechanism of sensitive and refractory SCLC was discussed.
66 BDXs from 188 patients (35%) were successfully established. Successful rate of BDXs in SCLC was significantly higher than that in squamous cell cancer (SCC) (50.72% vs. 32.00%, p=0.005) and in adenocarcinoma (ADC) (50.72% vs. 16.22%, p=0.025). The growth rate of passage 1 BDXs in SCLC was slower than it in SCC or ADC (P<0.0001). Almost all BDXs kept similar histology, pathological marker and driver-gene mutations with their corresponding patients’ tissues. The gene mutations of which frequency was more than 10% in patient’s SCLC were kept consistent in BDXs with same genotype and frequency. Gene mutations which regulated mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway as KRAS, KIT, MET were only detected in refractory SCLC and corresponding BDXs rather than sensitive disease. In further functional verification, the percentage of positive pERK was 100% (5/5) in refractory BDXs, but 20% (1/5) in sensitive BDXs (p=0.0476).
BDXs which were successfully established with high-fidelity of histopathology, genetic profile and chemotherapeutic response could be utilized as animal models in research of unresectable lung cancer. MAPK pathway related gene mutations found in both BDXs and primary tumor tissues may be associated with resistance in refractory SCLC. PERK was promising to be used as molecular markers in genotype and prediction of chemotherapy-resistance for SCLC.