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    OA 06 - Global Tobacco Control and Epidemiology I (ID 662)

    • Event: WCLC 2017
    • Type: Oral
    • Track: Epidemiology/Primary Prevention/Tobacco Control and Cessation
    • Presentations: 1
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      OA 06.02 - Final Report of the INHERIT EGFR Study - 33 Unrelated Kindreds Carrying Germline EGFR Mutations (ID 9370)

      15:45 - 17:30  |  Author(s): R. Chen

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      Background:
      Anecdotal reports of families carrying germline EGFR mutations force us to reconsider our understanding of inherited lung cancer risk in non-smokers. We launched this prospective trial (NCT01754025; ALCMI-002) to remotely enroll and characterize these rare families.

      Method:
      Eligible subjects were recruited at participating cancer centers or through an online referral system. Following consent (in person or by phone), subjects received genetic counseling and sequencing of saliva or blood for germline EGFR mutations. Cancer specimens and CT scans were additionally analyzed when available.

      Result:
      Between 12/2012-6/2017, 105 participants were enrolled from 30 US states. Germline EGFR mutations were found in 63% of patients (31 of 49) with EGFR T790M in their lung cancer at diagnosis, and in 62% (16 of 27) and 44% (4 of 9) of first- and second-degree relatives of germline carriers. Pedigrees were available for 32 unrelated kindreds (31 germline T790M, 1 germline R776H): 4 with no family history of lung cancer, 8 with a family history of lung cancer in non-smokers, 18 with multiple relatives with lung cancer. Characteristics of 31 lung cancer probands: median age of lung cancer diagnosis was 57 (range 28-82); 81% white, 19% black; 52% never-smokers; 65% stage IV at diagnosis; 65% were from states in or bordering the US Southeast. Tumor genotyping revealed somatic EGFR co-mutations in 29 (94%) of probands: 6 exon 19 del, 12 L858R, 6 G719X, 1 exon 19 del & G719R, 1 L861Q, 2 H773R, 1 V774M. Imaging analysis suggests a unique pattern of cancer evolution including an indolent multi-focal nodular phase which then progresses to lymph nodes and then remote metastatic disease. Of 8 probands with sensitizing EGFR co-mutations treated with osimertinib, no unexpected toxicities were seen, and 4 have had durable benefit exceeding 12 months. Of 9 relatives with germline EGFR mutations and CT imaging available, 2 have a lung cancer diagnosis and 6 others have lung nodules.

      Conclusion:
      This study confirms the high likelihood of a germline mutation in lung cancer patients with EGFR T790M detected at diagnosis, and suggests a risk of lung nodules and lung cancer in germline carriers. The regional enrichment in the US Southeast suggests a possible founder effect; haplotyping is planned. A registry is under development to continue follow-up of these rare individuals. Further investigation of germline risk alleles associated with lung cancer risk in non-smokers is needed. Funding: Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO.

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