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    MA16 - Novel Mechanisms for Molecular Profiling (ID 917)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Advanced NSCLC
    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 9/25/2018, 13:30 - 15:00, Room 203 BD
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      MA16.05 - MET Kinase Domain Rearrangements (KDRE) in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Identified Through Comprehensive Genomic Profiling (CGP) (ID 13401)

      14:00 - 14:05  |  Author(s): Lee A Albacker

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      MET is a known oncogenic driver in NSCLC, and activation via various means including gene amplification, exon 14 skipping, and fusion has been reported to be targetable in the clinical setting. However, the prevalence and characteristics of NSCLCs harboring MET kinase fusions as well as diverse KDRE have not been comprehensively assessed.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Hybrid-capture based CGP was performed on 32,643 FFPE or 3,076 blood-based ctDNA NSCLC specimens during the course of clinical care. Tumor mutational burden (TMB) was determined on 0.83-1.1 megabases (Mb) of sequenced DNA and is reported as mutations/Mb.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      In 35,719 unique NSCLC patient cases assayed, RE retaining the MET kinase domain were detected in 63 (0.2%) cases. These included MET fusions with an identified 5’ fusion partner (n=8, 12.7%), probable MET fusions with an unidentified fusion partner (n=32, 50.8%), MET kinase domain duplications (KDD, n=7, 11.1%), MET exon 14 skipping rearrangements (n=6, 9.5%), and MET rearrangements of the 5’ terminus (n=10, 15.9%). Fusion partners identified include CAPZA2 (2 cases), CAV2, CD47, INPPL1, LHFPL3, PRKAR2B and SPECC1. MET kinase-inactivating rearrangements were also detected in the larger cohort (n=10, 0.03%). MET KDRE cases harbored at least one targetable NSCLC NCCN guidelines driver alteration in 27.0% (n=17) of cases including EGFR activating subs (L858R, L861Q) or exon 19 deletions (n=8), MET exon 14 skipping short variants (n=6), ALK fusions (n=2), and a BRAF V600E mutation. KRAS short variants were detected in 6 additional cases. MET amplification also co-occurred in 36.5% of cases with MET KDRE (n=23, median copy number 16). The median TMB in cases with MET KDRE was 6.1 mut/Mb, as compared to a median of 7.0 mut/Mb for NSCLC samples overall. Clinical treatment information for a subset of cases will be presented, including paired cases in which the MET KDRE may represent an acquired mechanism of resistance to EGFR- or ALK-targeted therapy.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Potentially targetable MET rearrangements retaining the kinase domain were observed in 0.2% of NSCLCs, which may be an underestimate considering that these assays sequence all MET exons, but do not specifically bait MET intronic breakpoints. These data suggest that MET KDRE, including, but not limited to fusions and KDD, may represent a distinct subset of driver alterations and potential resistance mechanisms. The value of testing for and potentially targeting these alterations as part of routine clinical care in NSCLC warrants further investigation.


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