154P - Plasma dynamic monitoring of soluble c-Met level for EGFR-TKI treatment in advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Date 15 April 2016
Event European Lung Cancer Conference 2016 (ELCC) 2016
Session Poster lunch
Topics Translational Research
Non-small-cell lung cancer
Basic Principles in the Management and Treatment (of cancer)
Presenter Hong-Fei Gao
Citation Journal of Thoracic Oncology (2016) 11 (supplement 4): S57-S166. S1556-0864(16)X0004-4
Authors H. Gao, Y. Wu, J. Yang, X. Zhang
  • Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute, Guangdong General Hospital, 510080 - Guangzhou/CN



The activation of c-Met has been associated with both primary and acquired resistance to EGFR-TKI therapy in NSCLC patients. It suggested c-Met status during EGFR-TKI therapy should be concerned.


We retrospectively investigated the dynamic change of soluble c-Met level in plasma and the relationship with the clinical outcomes of EGFR-TKI therapy in advanced NSCLC patients. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was used to assess the expression of c-Met in the resistant tissue. Plasma c-Met levels were assayed in duplicate using a human soluble c-Met quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit.


A total of 49 advanced NSCLC patients with EGFR-TKI resistance were selected for the present study. When PD, IHC results showed 37(75.5%) of the patients were tissue c-Met negative, 12 (24.5%) were tissue c-Met positive. There was statistically significant difference in dynamic change of soluble c-Met between tissue c-Met negative group and c-Met positive group (P = 0.002). Patients with baseline soluble c-Met levels >766 ng/ml showed an inferior median PFS (10.2 vs. 14.0 months, P = 0.003) after EGFR-TKI. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards model analyses demonstrated soluble c-Met level was the independent prognostic factor for PFS after EGFR-TKI (P = 0.009, HR 3.583, 95% CI, 1.379–9.312).


uble c-Met in plasma by ELISA provided a non-invasive and sensitive assay to predict EGFR-TKI prognosis.

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Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute




All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.