1512P - Clinicopathologic features and long-term follow-up of metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients (pts) with durable response (≥ 5 ye...

Date 11 September 2017
Event ESMO 2017 Congress
Session Poster display session
Topics Anticancer Agents
Biological Therapy
Presenter Cesar Serrano
Citation Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_5): v521-v538. 10.1093/annonc/mdx387
Authors C. Serrano1, A. Lopez Pousa2, I. Pajares3, C. Valverde Morales1, J. Duran4, J. Rubió-Casadevall5, M.J. Safont6, V. Martinez7, R. Díaz Beveridge8, A. Estival9, D. Vicente Baz10, A. Sebio Garcia2, N. Hindi11, S. Landolfi12, D. Olivares1, A. Garcia-Valverde1, P. Ledesma13, J. Arribas14, J. Carles Galceran1, J. Martin Broto11
  • 1Medical Oncology, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, 08035 - Barcelona/ES
  • 2Medical Oncology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, 8026 - Barcelona/ES
  • 3Medical Oncology, Hospital Miguel Servet, 50009 - Zaragoza/ES
  • 4Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Son Espases, 07010 - Palma/ES
  • 5Medical Oncology, Hospital Josep Trueta, Gerona/ES
  • 6Medical Oncology, Hospital General de Valencia, Valencia/ES
  • 7Medical Oncology, Hospital La Paz, Madrid/ES
  • 8Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, 46026 - Valencia/ES
  • 9Medical Oncology, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO Badalona), Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, 8916 - Badalona/ES
  • 10Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, 41003 - Sevilla/ES
  • 11Medical Oncology, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio, 41013 - Sevilla/ES
  • 12Surgical Pathology, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, 08035 - Barcelona/ES
  • 13Sofpromed Investigación Clínica, GEIS, Palma/ES
  • 14Preclinical Program, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, 8035 - Barcelona/ES



IM achieves disease control in most metastatic GIST pts, typically about 18 months. Interestingly, ∼15% GIST pts remain on IM beyond 5 years of continuous treatment. To date, clinicopathologic features predictive of long-term benefit to IM remain largely unknown.


We analyzed clinical, pathological and molecular characteristics, and long-term outcomes in metastatic GIST pts treated with continuous daily dosing of frontline IM in a cohort of pts benefiting ≥ 5 years, compared with a control group obtained from a national GEIS database.


We found 41 IM long-term responders (IM-LTR) and 71 control cases (CC) with a median time on IM of 90.6 and 18.2 months, respectively. Compared to CC, IM-LTR were younger (59 vs 64 years, p = 0.040), fitter at diagnosis (performance status (PS) 0-1: 100% vs 82.2%, p 


Clinical and inherently biological tumor characteristics define a subset of GIST pts with increased likelihood to achieve durable benefit from IM. Molecular studies are needed to better identify these pts at treatment initiation.

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Spanish Group of Sarcoma Research (GEIS)


Spanish Group of Sarcoma Research (GEIS)


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.