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    P1.14 - Thymoma/Other Thoracic Malignancies (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 946)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
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    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.14-07 - Intraoperative Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells in Pulmonary Venous Blood During Metastasectomy for Colorectal Lung Metastases (ID 13163)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Uyen-Thao Le

      • Abstract


      Circulating tumor cells (CTC) have been studied extensively in various tumor types and are a well-established prognosticator in colorectal cancer (CRC). This is the first study to isolate CTC directly from the tumor outflow in secondary lung tumors.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      From 24 patients with CRC who underwent pulmonary metastasectomy in curative intent blood was drawn intraoperatively from the pulmonary vein (tumor outflow). In 22 samples CTC-enumeration was performed using CellSieve™-microfilters and immunohistochemical- and Giemsa-staining. Additionally 10 blood samples were analyzed using the CellSearch®-System.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      We could isolate more CTC in pulmonary venous blood (total 41, range 0-15) than in samples taken from the periphery at the same time (total 6, range 0-5, p=0.09). Tumor positive lymph nodes correlated with presence of CTC in pulmonary venous blood as in all cases CTC were present (p=0.006).

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Our findings suggest a tumor cell release from pulmonary metastases in CRC and a correlation of CTC isolated from the tumor outflow with established negative prognostic markers in metastasized CRC. The presented data warrant further investigations regarding the significance of local tumor compartments when analyzing circulating markers and the possibility of tumor cell shedding from secondary lung tumors.