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Poster display session: Biomarkers, Gynaecological cancers, Haematological malignancies, Immunotherapy of cancer, New diagnostic tools, NSCLC - early stage, locally advanced & metastatic, SCLC, Thoracic malignancies, Translational research

1169 - Leukocyte telomere length and recurrence risk after EGFR-TKIs therapy in patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma

Date

20 Oct 2018

Session

Poster display session: Biomarkers, Gynaecological cancers, Haematological malignancies, Immunotherapy of cancer, New diagnostic tools, NSCLC - early stage, locally advanced & metastatic, SCLC, Thoracic malignancies, Translational research

Presenters

Ming Yang

Citation

Annals of Oncology (2018) 29 (suppl_8): viii14-viii57. 10.1093/annonc/mdy269

Authors

M. Yang1, J. Li2, N. Zhang2, H. Xing1, J. Liu1

Author affiliations

  • 1 Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory Of Radiation oncology, Cancer Research Center, Shandong Cancer Hospital, 250117 - Jinan/CN
  • 2 Department Of Radiation oncology, Shandong Cancer Hospital, 250117 - Ji'nan/CN
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Abstract 1169

Background

Gefitinib is currently one of the mostly used epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) recommended for treating non-small cell lung cancer. However, the factors that predict treatment prognosis and drug resistance to EGFR-TKIs remain elusive. The objective of this study is to exam the association between leukocyte relative telomere length (RTL) and prognosis or drug resistance of advanced lung adenocarcinoma to gefitinib treatment.

Methods

In this study, three hundred and sixty-nine patients with stage IIIB or IV lung adenocarcinoma were recruited between January 2009 and June 2013. All patients were treated with gefitinib orally at a daily dose of 250 mg as first-line monotherapy. Leukocyte RTL of each patient was measured using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) protocol on an ABI PRISM 7900HT Sequence Detection System (Applied Biosystems) and calculated according to Cawthon’s formula. Differences in patients’ characteristics were calculated by Pearson’s χ2 tests or Student’s t test. Cox proportional hazard regression analyses were used to calculate univariate and multivariate hazard ratios (HRs). Survival differences were examined using the log-rank test. Two-sided P < 0.05 indicated a significant difference.

Results

Among 369 patients, EGFR mutations were positive in 181 patients (49.1%). Compared to long RTL, short leukocyte RTL was significantly associated with poor prognosis in all patients after gefitinib treatment (overall survival: 12.9 months vs. 17.8 months, P = 1.2 × 10-4; progression free survival: 7.8 months vs. 13.0 months, P = 0.043). Additionally, statistically significant association between short leukocyte RTL and shorten OS still existed among the EGFR mutant patients with gefitinib treatment (HR = 1.65, 95% CI = 1.28-2.12; P = 0.006). Besides EGFR mutation status, short RTL also contributed to significantly elevated risk of gefitinib primary resistance (HR = 1.50, 95% CI = 1.05-2.15, P = 0.027).

Conclusions

Our results highlight the potential of leukocyte RTL as a novel biomarker in advanced lung adenocarcinoma treated with EGFR-TKIs and the possibility of patient-tailored decisions based on leukocyte RTL.

Clinical trial identification

Legal entity responsible for the study

Ming Yang.

Funding

Has not received any funding.

Editorial Acknowledgement

Disclosure

All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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