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Ref Type Journal Article
PMID (37014660)
Authors Joensuu H, Wardelmann E, Eriksson M, Reichardt A, Hall KS, Schütte J, Cameron S, Hohenberger P, Sihto H, Jost PJ, Lindner LH, Bauer S, Nilsson B, Kallio R, Pesonen T, Reichardt P
Title KIT and PDGFRA Mutations and Survival of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Patients Treated with Adjuvant Imatinib in a Randomized Trial.
Abstract Text Limited data are available about the influence of KIT and PDGFRA mutations on overall survival (OS) of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) treated with adjuvant imatinib.The Scandinavian Sarcoma Group XVIII/AIO multicenter trial accrued 400 patients with a high risk for GIST recurrence after macroscopically complete surgery between February 4, 2004, and September 29, 2008. The patients received adjuvant imatinib 400 mg/day for either 1 year or 3 years based on random allocation. We analyzed using conventional sequencing KIT and PDGFRA mutations centrally from 341 (85%) patients who had localized, centrally confirmed GIST, and correlated the results with recurrence-free survival (RFS) and OS in exploratory analyses.During a median follow-up time of 10 years, 164 RFS events and 76 deaths occurred. Most patients were re-treated with imatinib when GIST recurred. Patients with KIT exon 11 deletion or indel mutation treated with 3 years of adjuvant imatinib survived longer than patients treated for 1 year [10-year OS 86% versus 64%, respectively; HR, 0.34; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.15-0.72; P = 0.007], and also had longer RFS (10-year RFS 47% versus 29%; HR, 0.48; 95% CI, 0.31-0.74; P < 0.001). Patients with KIT exon 9 mutation had unfavorable OS regardless of the duration of adjuvant imatinib.Compared with 1 year of imatinib, 3 years of adjuvant imatinib led to 66% reduction in the estimated risk of death and a high 10-year OS rate in the subset of patients with a KIT exon 11 deletion/indel mutation.


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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
Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
KIT exon 11 del gastrointestinal stromal tumor predicted - sensitive Imatinib Phase III Actionable In a Phase III trial, 3-year adjuvant Gleevec (imatinib) treatment resulted in an improved 10-year overall survival rate (86% vs 64%, HR=0.34, p=0.0007) and 10-year recurrence-free survival rate (47% vs 29%, HR=0.48, p<0.001) compared to 1-year adjuvant treatment in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors harboring KIT exon 11 deletion or indel mutations (PMID: 37014660; NCT00116935). 37014660