585P - Brain metastases (BM) in colorectal cancer (CRC): Prognostic factors and survival analysis

Date 08 October 2016
Event ESMO 2016 Congress
Session Poster Display
Topics Colon and Rectal Cancer
Presenter Luis del Carpio Huerta
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (6): 149-206. 10.1093/annonc/mdw370
Authors L.P. del Carpio Huerta1, M. Tobeña1, A.C. Virgili Manrique1, J. Szafranska2, M. Martín-Richard1, D. Paez1, I. Espinoza2, A. Sebio Garcia1, P. Gomila Pons1, M. Andrés Granyo1, A. Barba Joaquín1, N. Dueñas Cid1, A. Vethencourt Casado1, M.S. García-Cuerva1
  • 1Medical Oncology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, 08026 - Barcelona/ES
  • 2Pathology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, 08026 - Barcelona/ES



CRC BM are an uncommon event. Some clinical features have been associated with its occurrence but its knowledge remains limited.


We retrospectively analysed CRC patients who developed BM in our center between 1997-2016. Clinical factors (age, performance status [PS], CRC location, stage), RAS/BRAF status and survival were evaluated.


28 patients developed BM and their median age was 64 years (21-81). 82% of the patients had left-sided CRC and 85% had PS0-1. Median time to BM diagnosis from CRC diagnosis was 36 months (m) (1.6-97). 92% of the patients received active treatment (46% whole-brain radiotherapy [WBRT], 46% surgery [S] with or without WBRT). RAS/BRAF were analysed in 60% of cases (47% RAS mutated, 0% BRAF mutated). Median survival (MS) from BM treatment was better for patients who underwent S with or without WBRT than for those treated with WBRT alone (11.3m versus [vs] 6.7m, p = 0.03). This result remained significant in multivariate analysis (MVA) (HR 0.36; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.14-0.94, p = 0.038). CRC location showed impact on MS from BM treatment (4.6m vs 10.7m, p = 0.017, for right- and left-sided CRC); MVA remained significant (HR 3.19; 95%CI 1.12-13.6, p = 0.032). PS2 and right-sided CRC were associated with shorter time to BM diagnosis: 3.3m vs 43.8m for PS2 and PS0-1 (p 


Surgical treatment of CRC with or without WBRT seems superior to WBRT in terms of survival. Right-sided CRC and PS 2 were associated with worse outcome, while RAS status and other clinical factors had not shown prognostic value.

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All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.