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SHR Neuro Krebs Kardio Lipid

de Wit, S; Rossi, E; Weber, S; Tamminga, M; Manicone, M; Swennenhuis, JF; Groothuis-Oudshoorn, CGM; Vidotto, R; Facchinetti, A; Zeune, LL; Schuuring, E; Zamarchi, R; Hiltermann, TJN; Speicher, MR; Heitzer, E; Terstappen, LWMM; Groen, HJM.
Single tube liquid biopsy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Int J Cancer. 2019; 144(12): 3127-3137. [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Heitzer Ellen
Speicher Michael
Weber Sabrina

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The need for a liquid biopsy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients is rapidly increasing. We studied the relation between overall survival (OS) and the presence of four cancer biomarkers from a single blood draw in advanced NSCLC patients: EpCAMhigh circulating tumor cells (CTC), EpCAMlow CTC, tumor-derived extracellular vesicles (tdEV) and cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). EpCAMhigh CTC were detected with CellSearch, tdEV in the CellSearch images and EpCAMlow CTC with filtration after CellSearch. ctDNA was isolated from plasma and mutations present in the primary tumor were tracked with deep sequencing methods. In 97 patients, 21% had ≥2 EpCAMhigh CTC, 15% had ≥2 EpCAMlow CTC, 27% had ≥18 tdEV and 19% had ctDNA with ≥10% mutant allele frequency. Either one of these four biomarkers could be detected in 45% of the patients and all biomarkers were present in 2%. In 11 out of 16 patients (69%) mutations were detected in the ctDNA. Two or more unfavorable biomarkers were associated with poor OS. The presence of EpCAMhigh CTC and elevated levels of tdEV and ctDNA was associated with a poor OS; however, the presence of EpCAMlow CTC was not. This single tube approach enables simultaneous analysis of multiple biomarkers to explore their potential as a liquid biopsy. © 2018 UICC.

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