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Ref Type Journal Article
PMID (28376212)
Authors Weller M, Roth P, Sahm F, Burghardt I, Schuknecht B, Rushing EJ, Regli L, Lindemann JP, von Deimling A
Title Durable Control of Metastatic AKT1-Mutant WHO Grade 1 Meningothelial Meningioma by the AKT Inhibitor, AZD5363.
Journal Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Vol 109
Issue 3
Date 2017 Mar 01
Abstract Text High-throughput analyses have revealed the presence of activating mutations in the AKT1 gene in a subpopulation of meningiomas. We report a female patient with multiple intracranial tumor manifestations and histologically verified meningotheliomatous meningioma in the lung. The tumor was continuously growing at multiple sites despite six surgical resections, radiotherapy, and two lines of systemic therapy. Following detection of an AKT1E17K mutation in three independent tumor samples by sequencing, treatment with AZD5363, a selective AKT inhibitor, was initiated. Ex vivo cultured meningioma cells exhibited sensitivity to the drug as shown by pAKT accumulation on immunoblots. Treatment with AZD5363 resulted, for the first time, in stable disease and minor radiographic response. The patient has been on that treatment for more than one year with ongoing clinical and radiographic response. This is the first report of an AKT1-mutant meningioma responding to AKT inhibition, suggesting that molecular screening may result in clinical benefit.


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Molecular Profile Treatment Approach
Gene Name Source Synonyms Protein Domains Gene Description Gene Role
Therapy Name Therapy Description
Drug Name Trade Name Synonyms Drug Classes Drug Description
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
AKT1 E17K meningothelial meningioma predicted - sensitive Capivasertib Case Reports/Case Series Actionable In a clinical case study, a patient with meningothelial meningioma harboring AKT1 E17K demonstrated stable disease and some tumor regression when treated with Capivasertib (AZD5363) (PMID: 28376212). 28376212