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Clinical Application of Next Generation Sequencing in Recurrent Glioblastoma

Version 1 : Received: 12 July 2021 / Approved: 13 July 2021 / Online: 13 July 2021 (09:28:35 CEST)

How to cite: Zeitouni, D.; Catalino, M.; Wise, J.; McCabe, S.; Pietrosimone, K.; Rashid, N.; Khagi, S. Clinical Application of Next Generation Sequencing in Recurrent Glioblastoma. Preprints 2021, 2021070281 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0281.v1). Zeitouni, D.; Catalino, M.; Wise, J.; McCabe, S.; Pietrosimone, K.; Rashid, N.; Khagi, S. Clinical Application of Next Generation Sequencing in Recurrent Glioblastoma. Preprints 2021, 2021070281 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0281.v1).

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma (GBM) is driven by various genomic alterations. Next generation sequencing (NGS) could yield targetable alterations that may impact outcomes. The goal of this study was to describe how NGS can inform targeted therapy (TT) in this patient population. METHODS: The medical records of patients (pts) with a diagnosis of GBM from 2017-2019 were reviewed. Records of patients with recurrent GBM and genomic alterations were evaluated. Objective response rates and disease control rates were deter-mined. RESULTS: A total of 87 pts with GBM underwent NGS. Forty percent (n = 35) were considered to have actionable alterations. Of the 35, 40% (n=14) pts had their treatment changed due to an alteration. The objective response rate (ORR) of this population was 43%. The disease control rate (DCR) was 100%. The absolute mean decrease in contrast enhancing disease was 50.7% (95% CI 34.8 – 66.6). CONCLUSION: NGS for GBM, particularly in the recurrent setting, yields a high rate of actionable alterations. We observed a high ORR and DCR, reflecting the value of NGS in deciding on TT to match alterations that are likely to respond. In conclusion, patient selection and availability of NGS may impact outcomes in select pts with recurrent GBM.

Subject Areas

Glioblastoma; Precision Medicine; Targeted Therapy; Genomics; Neuro-Oncology

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