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    MA09 - Lung Cancer Surgical and Molecular Pathology (ID 908)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Pathology
    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 15:15 - 16:45, Room 202 BD
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      MA09.10 - Molecular Profiling and PD-L1 Status in 900 Cases of Surgically Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Clinical and Pathological Correlation (ID 11188)

      16:20 - 16:25  |  Author(s): Stephanie Snow

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      Precision medicine provides efficient treatment options for lung cancer patients as it targets the individual tumor’s genetic makeup. Recent development of immune therapy based on immune checkpoint inhibitor also provides hope for patients. Currently lung cancer mutational data available in the literature are mainly from advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer. There is insufficient information from early stage lung cancer patients. PD-L1 status in relation to clinical and pathological characteristics is also unclear. This study tried to address these issues from 900 cases of surgically resected lung cancer.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Multiplexed molecular profiling in 900 surgically resected lung cancer specimens. A panel of gene including EGFR, KRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA, HER2 and ALK was tested. PD-L1 was also evaluated by immunohistochemistry using pharmDx22C3. Tumor proportional score (TPS) in a 10% increment was measured. Mutational status and PD-L1 TPS in each cancer subtype in relation to cancer pathological characteristics were investigated. Correlations between gene mutation, PD-L1 status and cancer staging were performed. Gene mutation and PD-L1 status with patients’ demographic information such as gender, age, smoking history, as well as survival data after surgery were also analysed.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      This cohort includes adenocarcinoma (65%), squamous cell carcinoma (24%), large cell carcinoma (6%), other subtypes (5%). Stage I accounts for 56%, stage II, 26%, stage III, 16%, stage IV, <2% with a mean age of 66 years. In adenocarcinoma, KRAS accounts for 36%, EGFR 10%, BRAF 1%, PIK3CA 1%, ALK 0.2%, no mutations 52%. Only 5% squamous cells carcinoma showed mutations.

      PD-L1 TPS <1% accounts for (37%), TPS 1-9% (18%), TPS 10-19% (7%), TPS 20-29% (5%), TPS 30-39% (5%), TPS 40-49% (1%), TPS 50-59% (5%), TPS 60-69% (4%), TPS 70-79% (4%), TPS 80-89% (5%), TPS 90-99% (7%) and unsuccessful (2%). EGFR mutations were significantly associated with female (p<0.001) and never smokers (p<0.001), with well differentiated adenocarcinoma (p<0.001), and with absence of vascular invasion (p<0.01). KRAS mutations were more prevalent in younger age group (p=0.003). Poorly differentiated cancer histology was associated with absence of KRAS or EGFR mutations. There was no significant association between PD-L1 expression and age, sex, pathological stage and smoking status. PD-L1 expression was significantly associated with vascular invasion (p=0.035). EGFR mutations were significant associated with absence of PD-L1 expression (p=0.02), but no association between KRAS mutations and PD-L1 expression (p=0.10).

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      This study provides comprehensive information enhancing our knowledge in depth about driver gene mutations and immune checkpoint PD-L1 status in non-small cell lung cancer patients.


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