Genomic profiling of non-small cell lung cancer in the community setting.

Lung Cancer—Non-Small Cell Metastatic
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This abstract will not be presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting but has been published in conjunction with the meeting.
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J Clin Oncol 34, 2016 (suppl; abstr e20616)
Martin Gutierrez, Kelly Choi, Richard Burnham Lanman, Stan M Skrzypczak, Ruth Pe Benito, Victoria DeVincenzo, Yvonne Owusu-Sarpong, Courtney Anderson, Dhakshila Paramanathan, Kathyrn Tanenbaum, Matthew Love, Eric V Schultz, Andrew Pecora, Stuart L. Goldberg; John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ; COTA, New York, NY; Guardant Health Inc., Redwood City, CA

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Background: Genotyping in patients (pts) with advanced NSCLC may identify mutations (mut) amenable to targeted therapy (TT). We identified in a 2010-2014 community series a 60% testing rate for EGFR/ALK among stage IV pts (Gutierrez ASCO 2015; e19113). 2014 guidelines added 5 additional targets for testing. Methods: Retrospective review advanced non-squamous NSCLC treated by 89 community oncologists (16 sites) throughout NJ and MD (Jan 2013 – Dec 2015). Results: 634 pts with NSCLC (566 stage IV and 68 stage IIIB) in the COTA database (89% adenocarcinoma, 7% NOS, 3% large cell, 1% sarcomatoid); median age 68 yrs; 52% female. 477 pts (75%) underwent any genotyping. Testing rates for EGFR were 67% in 2013, 80% 2014 and 69% 2015 (similar pattern with other mut). In never/passive smokers EGFR testing rate was 84% (47% pos for mut); 70% former smokers tested (13% pos); current 64% tested (5% pos) (p < 0.001 testing by smoking). KRAS testing performed in 32% with 31% pos, but did not triage genotyping (97% KRAS pos pts were tested for EGFR). Comprehensive NGS testing was performed in 15%, with additional 18% undergoing limited genotyping beyond EGFR/ALK. Rates of comprehensive NGS increased (2013: 10%, 2015: 23%; p < 0.001). Similar rates of NGS testing were observed among oncologists caring for > 10 pts or < 10 pts (15% vs 16%). 31 pts (5%) underwent second biopsy to obtain tissue for genotyping. Insufficient tissue was cited by 8%, with other documentation for non-testing lacking. Actionable EGFR/ALK findings were identified in 107 pts (22% tested); 73% of these received TT; 6% started chemo prior to test results (median 26 days vs 22 days who received TT; p = 0.36); 10% no treatment (7% early deaths). Genotyping identified actionable mut in 17 pts (2.6% overall population); (9 MET Amp/ 88 tested, 2 BRAF/98 tested, 2 ERBB2/ 52 tested, 2 RET/ 82 tested, 1 ROS1/ 85 tested, 1 MET Exon 14/ 46 tested). Among these 17 pts only 1 received TT (herceptin). Conclusions: Genotyping for EGFR/ALK remain below guidelines; most patients are undergenotyped for all 7 treatable mut. NGS testing rates are slowly increasing, which may reduce insufficient tissue exclusions. We plan to explore whether non-invasive comprehensive genotyping with cell-free DNA NGS may increase utilization of TT.