Background: We report on a female patient who underwent primary radical resection for a stage 2B Her-2-positive Barrett's-type esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Despite Her-2 targeted therapy, her disease recurred and required repeated metastectomies. Case presentation: Digital cell sorting and targeted sequencing of cancer sub-clones from EAC and metastases revealed a completely mutated TP53, whereas the sorted stromal cells were wild-type. Her-2 amplification was significantly lower in the metastases when the patient became therapy-resistant. Conclusions: The mechanism of therapy resistance illustrated by this case could only be detected through accurate analysis of tumor sub-populations. Investigating tumor sub-populations of recurrent disease is important for adjusting therapy in recurrent EAC.
|Titolo:||Genomic profiles of primary and metastatic esophageal adenocarcinoma identified via digital sorting of pure cell populations: Results from a case report|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|