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Ref Type Journal Article
PMID (18628470)
Authors Mussi C, Schildhaus HU, Gronchi A, Wardelmann E, Hohenberger P
Title Therapeutic consequences from molecular biology for gastrointestinal stromal tumor patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1.
Journal Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Vol 14
Issue 14
Date 2008 Jul 15
Abstract Text Patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) have an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). NF-1-associated GISTs are usually wild type for c-KIT and platelet-derived growth factor receptor-alpha (PDGFR-alpha) mutations and harbor a different oncogenic molecular mechanism. The lack of data on imatinib activity raises the question whether to enroll these patients in clinical trials. We analyzed a large series of NF-1 related GISTs to discuss the therapeutic implications.Clinical, pathologic (IHC to CD34, S100, bcl-2, PDGFRA), and molecular features (exons 9, 11, 13, 14, 17 in c-kit and exons 12, 14, 18 in PDGFRA) of 28 patients were analyzed.The most common site of primary lesions was the small bowel (75%). Twelve patients (43%) had multiple tumors. Most tumors belonged to the high (30.5%) or intermediate risk group for malignant behavior (39%). Three patients developed peritoneal and liver metastases; another four had peritoneal spread only. All tumors were immunohistochemically strongly positive for CD117. Three primary KIT/PDGFRA activating mutations were found. Three metastatic patients treated with imatinib experienced progression, and only one had temporary stable disease. Median survival after starting treatment with imatinib was 21 months.This study is the largest series available and confirms that KIT/PDGFRA mutations in NF-1-associated GISTs are sporadic. Prognosis of metastatic tumors is poor, and imatinib response rate is low. Patients with NF-1-GIST of high or intermediate risk should not be eligible for adjuvant trials of imatinib. Imatinib should not be used in a neoadjuvant intent in these patients, and molecular analysis of activating mutations is strongly recommended.


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Molecular Profile Treatment Approach
Gene Name Source Synonyms Protein Domains Gene Description Gene Role
Therapy Name Drugs Efficacy Evidence Clinical Trials
Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
Gene Variant Impact Protein Effect Variant Description Associated with drug Resistance
KIT D820N missense unknown KIT D820N lies within the protein kinase domain of the Kit protein ( D820N has been identified as a secondary mutation associated with imatinib-resistance (PMID: 18628470), but has not been biochemically characterized and therefore, its effect on Kit protein function is unknown (PubMed, Oct 2022). Y
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
KIT D820N gastrointestinal stromal tumor predicted - resistant Imatinib Case Reports/Case Series Actionable In a clinical study, KIT D820N was identified as a secondary mutation in the metastatic lesions from a gastrointestinal stromal tumor patient whose disease progressed on Gleevec (imatinib) (PMID: 18628470). 18628470