- Guerini-Rocco, Elena, et al.
Genomic aberrations and late recurrence in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer: Results from the SOLE Trial.
Ingår i: Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. - 1078-0432. ; 27:2, s. 504-512
- Women with hormone-receptor-positive early breast cancers have a persistent risk of relapse and biomarkers for late recurrence are needed. We sought to identify tumor genomic aberrations associated with increased late recurrence risk.In a secondary analysis of Study of Letrozole Extension (SOLE) trial, a case-cohort-like sampling selected 598 primary breast cancer for targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis of gene mutations and copy number gains (CNG). Correlations of genomic aberrations with clinicopathologic factors and breast and distant recurrence free-intervals (BCFI and DRFI) were analyzed using weighted Cox models.Analysis of mutations and CNG was successfully performed for 403 and 350 samples, including 148 and 134 patients with breast cancer recurrences (median follow-up time: 5.2 years), respectively. The most frequent alterations were PIK3CA mutations (42%) and CNGs of CCND1 (15%), ERBB2 (10%), FGFR1 (8%) and MYC (8%). PIK3CA mutations and MYC CNG were associated with lower (p=0.03) and higher (p=0.004) tumor grade respectively; a higher Ki67 was seen in tumor with CCND1, ERBB2 and MYC CNGs (p=0.01, <0.001 and 0.03 respectively). FGFR1 CNG was associated with an increased risk of late events in univariate analyses (17/29 patients; BCFI: HR=3.2, 95%CI: 1.48-6.92, p =0.003; DRFI: HR=3.5, 95%CI: 1.61-7.75, p=0.002) and in multivariable models adjusted for clinicopathologic factors.Postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer harboring FGFR1 CNG had an increased risk of late recurrence despite extended therapy. FGFR1 CNG may represent a useful prognostic biomarker for late recurrence and a therapeutic target.