Mutational testing in gastrointestinal stromal tumor.

Mutational testing in gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Curr Cancer Drug Targets. 2019 Mar 26;: Authors: Wang Y, Call J Abstract Targeted treatment has become a major modality in cancer management. Such cancer drugs are generally designed to treat tumors with certain genetic/genomic makeups. Mutational testing prior to prescribing targeted therapy is crucial in identifying who can receive clinical benefit from specific cancer drugs. Over the last two decades, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) have evolved from histogenetically obscure to being identified as distinct gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors with well-defined clinical and molecular characteristics, for which multiple lines of targeted therapies are available. Although the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) strongly recommends mutational testing for optimal management of GIST, many GIST patients still have neither a mutation test performed or any mutation-guided cancer management. Here, we review the mutation landscape of GIST, mutational testing methods, and the recent development of new therapies targeting GIST with specific mutations.  . PMID: 30914028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Cancer Drug Targets - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Curr Cancer Drug Targets Source Type: research

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EORTC (European Organisation of Research and Treatment of Cancer) 62024 is a phase III  randomised trial evaluating adjuvant imatinib in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) and no evidence of residual disease after surgery in 908 patients from 11 countries participated. As surgical treatment aspects (tumour rupture and incomplete resection) contribute to the risk o f recurrence, the data of primary surgery were reviewed.
Source: European Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
AbstractGastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are the most common gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract. They are diagnosed by the expression of markers like CD 117, CD 34, DOG-1 and PDGFRA. The identification of these mutations has resulted in a better understanding of their oncogenic mechanisms. Few studies have shown the high incidence of a second malignancy including papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) in known patients of GIST. Literature review on pathogenesis of GIST and PTC showed that PTC targeting Protein Kinase C theta (PKC θ) plays role in both PTC and GIST. Further studies have ...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsTo the best of our knowledge, this is the first published report in which the c.1A  >  C; p.(Met1?) pathogenic variant in theSDHA is associated with a GIST.SDHA pathogenic variants increase the risk of paraganglioma, pheochromocytoma, GIST, pituitary adenoma and renal cancer in an autosomal dominant inherited condition named paraganglioma syndrome type 5. The absence of family history of tumors inSDHA pathogenic variants carriers could be related to its low penetrance. All patients diagnosed with WT GISTs should be referred to a hereditary cancer genetic counseling unit regardless of the age at ...
Source: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Colorectal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Clin Pharm Ther Source Type: research
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Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Abstract Introduction: Sunitinib is a standard second-line treatment in advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST). We aimed to search for predictive factors for grade 3 and 4 toxicity, progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in a GIST reference center patient population, outside clinical trials. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed of patients treated in two European Comprehensive Cancer Centers between January 2005 and December 2015. Demographic and clinical features, tumour characteristics and biological parameters were investigated. Logistic regression models were used to fin...
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
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Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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