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    P1.02 - Biology/Pathology (ID 614)

    • Event: WCLC 2017
    • Type: Poster Session with Presenters Present
    • Track: Biology/Pathology
    • Presentations: 1
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      P1.02-035 - Human Papillomavirus Infection in Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Correlation to p16 INK4a Expression from an Argentine Population (ID 9561)

      09:30 - 16:00  |  Author(s): A.J. Garcia

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      Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. In 1979, Syrjänen suggested a role for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in bronchial carcinoma. Many studies have found HPV on lung carcinoma, predominantly in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). There seems to be a geographical factor determining prevalence rates. In Latin America, only 2 studies, altogether including 51 cases of lung SCC, examined this association. However, data from Argentina is lacking. The aim of this study is to asses the incidence of HPV infection in lung SCC of Argentinean population, and to correlate with p16[INK4a ]expression from an Argentine population.

      The study was approved by CEMIC’s Ethics Committee. Informed consent was obtained. Materials consisted of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue from 29 surgically excised and 11 transbronchial biopsies of primary L-SCC evaluated between 2006-2016. HPV Genotyping: On 50μm-thick slides, tumor was microdissected and DNA was extracted (columns method). Wide-spectrum HPV DNA (L1-ORF) was amplified by PCR. Positive specimens were genotyped by PCR for types 16 and 18. Immunohistochemistry: All p16 staining’s were performed on VENTANA BenchMark GX using antibody CINtec® p16. Staining patterns were interpreted on a binary way (positive or negative). Only cases with diffusely intense cytoplasmic and/or nucleic staining on tumor cell (TC) were considered positive. Cases in which the normal bronchial epithelium resulted p16 positive but TC were negative, were also registered.

      HPV was isolated in 10/40 cases (25%). The details of HPV infection and the clinicopathological data is depicted on table 1.

      Clinicopathological features of SCC
      HPV positive (n=10) HPV negative (n=30)
      Female 5 11
      Male 5 19
      <50 1 -
      50-60 - 21
      >60 9 9
      Never-smoker - -
      Smoker - -
      Unknown 10 30
      Tumor cell differentiation
      Well 1 -
      Moderate - 10
      Poorly 9 20
      Non-keratinizing 9 27
      Keratinizing 1 3
      p16 positive on tumor cellls
      Positive 3 2
      Negative 7 28
      p16 on bronchial epithelium
      Positive 3 2
      Negative 7 28
      HPV type
      HPV 16 3 -
      HPV 18 5 -
      Co-infection HPV 16 and 18 2 -
      Specimen type
      Transbronchial biopsy 3 8
      Surgical excision 7 22

      We detected an HPV infection rate of 25%. HPV18 was the common genotype. On 7 cases, normal bronchial epithelium was both p16 and HPV positive, suggesting that adjacent tumor tissue may be HPV infected. p16 should not be used as a surrogate marker for HPV infection, since it is only positive on 60% of cases.

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