Tumors bearing homologous recombination deficiency are extremely sensitive to DNA double strand breaks induced by several chemotherapeutic agents. ATM gene, encoding a protein involved in DNA damage response, is frequently mutated in colorectal cancer (CRC), but its potential role as predictive and prognostic biomarker has not been fully investigated. We carried out a multicenter effort aimed at defining the prognostic impact of ATM mutational status in metastatic CRC (mCRC) patients. Mutational profiles were obtained by means of next-generation sequencing. Overall, 35 out of 227 samples (15%) carried an ATM mutation. At a median follow-up of 56.6 months, patients with ATM mutated tumors showed a significantly longer median overall survival (OS) versus ATM wild-type ones (64.9 vs 34.8 months; HR, 0.50; 95% CI, 0.29-0.85; P = 0.01). In the multivariable model, ATM mutations confirmed the association with longer OS (HR, 0.57; 95% CI, 0.33-0.98; P = 0.04). The prognostic impact of ATM mutations was independent from TP53 mutational status and primary tumor location. High heterogeneity score for ATM mutations, possibly reflecting the loss of wild-type allele, was associated with excellent prognosis. In conclusion, we showed that ATM mutations are independently associated with longer OS in patients with mCRC.
Prognostic impact of ATM mutations in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer / G. Randon, G. Fucà, D. Rossini, A. Raimondi, F. Pagani, F. Perrone, E. Tamborini, A. Busico, G. Peverelli, F. Morano, M. Niger, M. Antista, S. Corallo, S. Saggio, B. Borelli, G. Zucchelli, M. Milione, G. Pruneri, M. Di Bartolomeo, A. Falcone, F. de Braud, C. Cremolini, F. Pietrantonio. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 9:1(2019 Feb 27), pp. 2858.1-2858.7.
|Titolo:||Prognostic impact of ATM mutations in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer|
PIETRANTONIO, FILIPPO (Corresponding)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/06 - Oncologia Medica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||27-feb-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39525-3|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|