Met mutation is a potential therapeutic target for advanced endometrial cancer

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An optimal therapeutic regimen for endometrial cancer with extra-uterine metastasis is unavailable. This study aims to improve our understanding of the genomic landscape of advanced endometrial cancer and identify potential therapeutic targets. The clinical and genomic profiles of 81 patients with stage III or IV endometrial cancer were integrated. To identify genomic aberrations associated with clinical outcomes, Cox proportional hazard regression was used. The impacts of the genomic aberrations were validated in vitro and in vivo. The mutation status of MET, U2AF1, BCL9, PPP2R1A, IDH2, CBL, BTK, and CHEK2 were positively correlated with poor clinical outcomes. MET mutations occurred in 30% of the patients who presented with poor overall survival (hazard ratio, 2.606; 95% confidence interval, 1.167~5.819; adjusted p-value, 0.067). Concurrent MET and KRAS mutations presented with the worst outcomes. MET mutations in hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-binding (58.1%) or kinase (16.2%) domains resulted in differential HGF-induced c-MET phosphorylation. Different types of MET mutations differentially affected tumor growth and displayed different sensitivities to cisplatin and tyrosine kinase inhibitors. MET N375S mutation is a germline variant that causes chemoresistance to cisplatin, with a high incidence in Eastern Asia. This study highlights the ethnic differences in the biology of the disease, which can influence treatment recommendations and the genome-guided clinical trials of advanced endometrial cancer.

出版狀態Published - 2021 8月 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 腫瘤科
  • 癌症研究


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