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Mutation and immune profiling of metaplastic breast cancer: Correlation with survival.
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Afkhami M, Schmolze D, Yost SE, Frankel PH, Dagis A, Amanam IU, Telatar M, Nguyen K, Yu KW, Luu T, Pillai R, Aoun PA, Mortimer J and Yuan Y
Department of Pathology, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA, United States of America.
PloS one, 2019;14(11):e0224726
ISSN: 1932-6203
PMID: 31693690 (view at PubMed or Europe PMC)
The goal of this study is to characterize the genomic and immune profiles of metaplastic breast cancer (MpBC) and identify the association with survival through an analysis of archived tumor tissue. A next-generation sequencing-based mutational assay (Onco-48) was performed for 21 MpBC patients. Clinicopathologic characteristics were captured, including relapse free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS). Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for CD3, CD4, CD8, and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) was also performed. Recurrence free survival (RFS) at 5 years was 57% (95% CI 0.34-0.75) and overall survival (OS) at 5 years was 66% (95% CI 0.41-0.82). The most commonly altered genes were TP53 (68.4%, 13/19), PIK3CA (42.1%, 8/19), and PTEN (15.8%, 3/19. For patients with PIK3CA mutations, RFS and OS were significantly worse than for those without (HR 5.6, 95% CI 1.33-23.1 and HR 8.0, 95% CI 1.53-41.7, respectively). Cox regression estimated that PD-L1 expression was associated with worse RFS and OS (HR 1.08, 95% CI 1.01-1.16 and HR 1.05, 95% CI 1.00-1.11, respectively, for an absolute increase in PD-L1 expression of 1%). In conclusion, PIK3CA mutation and PD-L1 expression confer poor prognosis in this cohort of patients with MpBC.
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