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    P1.13 - Targeted Therapy (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 945)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
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    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.13-08 - Distribution, Differences in Clinical Characteristics and Resistance Mechanism of ALK Variants in Chinese Lung Cancer Patients. (ID 13678)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Jianhua Chen

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      ALK rearrangements are established targetable drivers in NSCLC. Recent reports indicate differential progression-free survival to ALK inhibitors according to specific EML4-ALK variant.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      A total of 172 unique Chinese lung cancer patients with tumors harboring ALK rearrangements (ALK+) were enrolled in the study from 2016 to 2018. ALK+ were detected by Ventana, FISH, or next-generation sequencing based ER-Seq method, which enables simultaneously assess single-nucleotide variants, insertions/deletions, rearrangements, and somatic copy-number alterations across at least 59 genes (59-1021). Tissue biopsy was the first choice for NGS mutation profiling, and ctDNA or pleural effusion testing was used as an alternative.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      Of these 172 cases, the median diagnosis age was 50 (range 24-78), 58% were female, 90% was NSCLC. Of the 147 ALK+ cases detected by NGS, we identified 65 (44%) EML4-ALK v1 (E13; A20), 18 (12%) EML4-ALK v2 (E20; A20), 43 (29%) EML4-ALK v3 (E6; A20), 13 (9%) other EML4-ALK, and 8 (5%) non-EML4-ALK rearrangements. 2 new fusion genes were found in non EML4-ALK rearrangements (SRBD1-ALK (EX20; EX20) and CLIP4-ALK (EX9; EX20)), and the CLIP4-ALK patient’s tissue was also ALK positive by Ventana. V1 found a higher proportion of pleural effusion at baseline than non-v1 (12% v.s.5%). Mutation profiling by NGS were performed after disease progression in 55 patients treated with crizotinib. mPFS was 8.1 months, no significant difference existed between v1 and v3 (P=0.69). But the presence of known ALK resistance mechanisms was significantly higher in v3 as compared to non-v3 (67% v.s. 27%, P=0.038).

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Next generation sequencing allows for detection of the specific ALK fusion partner and variants, increases the understanding of the biology of ALK+ NSCLC, and may have value to foretell potential mechanisms of resistance.


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