Toward personalized medicine of lung cancer: Response to nontargeted therapy in invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma as a function of tumor cell differentiation

Paul H. Hartel, James V. Hartel, Julie C. Fanburg-Smith, R. Wayde Gilmore, Donald Fleming, Steve Barnett, Ronald Mudry, John E. Parker

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Abstract

We evaluated clinical parameters, histomorphology, and thyroid transcription factor 1 (TTF-1) immunoreactivity in 40 epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation- and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement-negative invasive pulmonary adenocarcinomas. Tumors were histomorphologically quantitated by a pulmonary pathologist and TTF-1 immunohistochemistry applied. EGFR mutation and ALK rearrangement status was determined with polymerase chain reaction/DNA sequencing and fluorescence in situ hybridization, respectively. Treatment response was related to type of treatment (P <.005) and clinical stage (P =.001). EGFR mutation- and ALK rearrangement-negative pulmonary adenocarcinomas containing papillary/ micropapillary histology showed greater morphologic heterogeneity (P <.001), greater TTF-1 immunoreactivity (P =.004), and were more common in treatment responders (P <.05). These findings support that patients with pulmonary adenocarcinomas that are subject to nontargeted therapies may respond to treatment as a function of tumor cell differentiation with TTF-1 as a potential biomarker of this response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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