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Early detection of poor outcome in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer: tumor kinetics evaluated by circulating tumor cells

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Souza e Silva, Virgilio ; Domingos Chinen, Ludmilla Thome ; Abdallah, Emne A. ; Damascena, Aline ; Paludo, Jociana ; Chojniak, Rubens ; Abbade Dettino, Aldo Lourenco ; Lopes de Mello, Celso Abdon ; Alves, Vanessa S. ; Fanelli, Marcello F.
Número total de Autores: 10
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: ONCOTARGETS AND THERAPY; v. 9, p. 7503-7513, 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 3

Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most prevalent cancer worldwide. New prognostic markers are needed to identify patients with poorer prognosis, and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) seem to be promising to accomplish this. Patients and methods: A prospective study was conducted by blood collection from patients with metastatic CRC (mCRC), three times, every 2 months in conjunction with image examinations for evaluation of therapeutic response. CTC isolation and counting were performed by Isolation by Size of Epithelial Tumor Cells (ISET). Results: A total of 54 patients with mCRC with a mean age of 57.3 years (31-82 years) were included. Among all patients, 60% (n=32) were carriers of wild-type KRAS (WT KRAS) tumors and 90% of them (n=29) were exposed to monoclonal antibodies along with systemic treatment. Evaluating CTC kinetics, when we compared the baseline (pretreatment) CTC level (CTC1) with the level at first follow-up (CTC2), we observed that CTC1-positive patients (CTCs above the median), who became negative (CTCs below the median) had a favorable evolution (n=14), with a median progression-free survival (PFS) of 14.7 months. This was higher than that for patients with an unfavorable evolution (CTC1 - that became CTC2+; n=13, 6.9 months; P=0.06). Patients with WT KRAS with favorable kinetics had higher PFS (14.7 months) in comparison to those with WT KRAS with unfavorable kinetics (9.4 months; P=0.02). Moreover, patients whose imaging studies showed radiological progression had an increased quantification of CTCs at CTC2 compared to those without progression (P=0.04). Conclusion: This study made possible the presentation of ISET as a feasible tool for evaluating CTC kinetics in patients with mCRC, which can be promising in their clinical evaluation. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/21730-7 - Detecção de Células Tumorais Circulantes e sua correlação com evolução clínica tumoral em pacientes com câncer colorretal
Beneficiário:Emne Ali Abdallah
Modalidade de apoio: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado
Processo FAPESP: 12/01273-8 - Detecção de células tumorais circulantes e sua correlação com evolução clínica tumoral
Beneficiário:Fernando Augusto Soares
Modalidade de apoio: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular