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Profile Name KIT positive
Gene Variant Detail

KIT positive (unknown)

Relevant Treatment Approaches KIT Inhibitor


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Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Relevant Treatment Approaches Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
KIT positive germ cell cancer no benefit KIT Inhibitor Imatinib Phase II Actionable In a small Phase II study, 6 patients with KIT-positive refractory germ cell tumors treated with Gleevec (imatinib) experienced no significant antitumor activity (PMID: 16462496). 16462496
KIT positive gastrointestinal stromal tumor sensitive KIT Inhibitor Imatinib FDA approved Actionable In a Phase II trial that supported FDA approval, treatment with Gleevec (imatinib) resulted in an overall response rate of 38% (56/147) and a median duration of response of 13 weeks in patients with metastatic or unresectable KIT-positive GIST (PMID: 12374669). 12374669 detail...
KIT positive prostate neuroendocrine neoplasm no benefit KIT Inhibitor Imatinib Preclinical Actionable In a preclinical study, a prostate neuroendocrine tumor mouse model expressing Kit did not respond to Gleevec (imatinib), a result of impaired signaling of the Kit pathway (PMID: 27980106). 27980106
KIT positive breast cancer predicted - sensitive KIT Inhibitor Imatinib + Letrozole Phase 0 Actionable In a pilot trial, Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) and Femara (letrozole) combination treatment resulted in clinical partial response in 90% (9/10) and stable disease in 10% (1/10) of the evaluable patients with invasive hormone-sensitive breast cancer, 8 of the 13 enrolled patients had KIT-positive tumors (PMID: 18248884). 18248884