Negative Hyperselection of Patients With RAS and BRAF Wild-Type Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Who Received Panitumumab-Based Maintenance Therapy

Federica Morano, Salvatore Corallo, Sara Lonardi, Alessandra Raimondi, Chiara Cremolini, Lorenza Rimassa, Roberto Murialdo, Alberto Zaniboni, Andrea Sartore-Bianchi, Gianluca Tomasello, Patrizia Racca, Matteo Clavarezza, Vincenzo Adamo, Federica Perrone, Annunziata Gloghini, Elena Tamborini, Adele Busico, Antonia Martinetti, Federica Palermo, Fotios LoupakisMassimo Milione, Giovanni Fucà, Maria Di Bartolomeo, Filippo de Braud, Filippo Pietrantonio

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PURPOSE: We assessed the prognostic/predictive role of primary tumor sidedness and uncommon alterations of anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) primary resistance (primary resistance in RAS and BRAF wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated with anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies [PRESSING] panel) in patients with RAS/BRAF wild-type (wt) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who were randomly assigned to panitumumab plus fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX-4) induction followed by maintenance with panitumumab with or without fluorouracil (FU) plus leucovorin (LV); Valentino trial ( identifier: NCT02476045). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prespecified retrospective analysis included 199 evaluable patients with RAS/BRAF wt. The PRESSING panel included the following: immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization for HER2/MET amplification, IHC with or without RNA sequencing for ALK/ROS1/NTRKs/RET fusions, next-generation sequencing for HER2/PIK3CAex.20/PTEN/AKT1 and RAS mutations with low mutant allele fraction, and multiplex polymerase chain reaction for microsatellite instability. PRESSING status (any positive biomarker v all negative) and sidedness were correlated with overall response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) in the study population and by treatment arm. RESULTS: Overall, left- and right-sided tumors were 85.4% and 14.6%, respectively, and PRESSING-negative and -positive tumors were 75.4% and 24.6%, respectively. At a median follow-up of 26 months, inferior outcomes were consistently observed in right- versus left-sided tumors for ORR (55.2% v 74.1%; P = .037), PFS (8.4 v 11.5 months; P = .026), and OS (2-year rate: 50.2% v 65.1%; P = .062). Similar results were observed in the PRESSING-positive versus PRESSING-negative subgroup for ORR (59.2% v 75.3%; P = .030), PFS (7.7 v 12.1 months; P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3099-3110
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Clinical Oncology
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - Nov 20 2019


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