Comprehensive genomic profiling of 30,000 consecutive solid tumors
Tomlins SA, Hovelson DH, Suga JM, et al. Comprehensive genomic profiling of 30,000 consecutive solid tumors. medRxiv. 2020:2020.2011.2019.20233866
Purpose Tissue-based comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) is increasingly utilized for treatment selection in patients with advanced solid tumors, however real-world tissue availability may limit widespread implementation. Here we established real-world CGP tissue availability and assessed CGP performance on consecutively received samples.
Patients and Method Post-hoc, non-prespecified analysis of 32,048 consecutive tumor tissue samples received for StrataNGS, a multiplex PCR based-CGP (PCR-CGP) test, as part of an ongoing observational trial (NCT03061305). Tumor tissue sample characteristics and PCR-CGP performance were assessed across all tested tumor samples, including exception samples not meeting minimum input requirements (5yrs). Tests reporting at least one prioritized alteration or meeting all sequencing QC metrics (and ≥20% TC) were considered successful. For prostate carcinoma and lung adenocarcinoma, tests reporting at least one actionable/informative alteration or those meeting all sequencing QC metrics (and ≥20% TC) were considered actionable.
ResultsPCR-CGP was attempted in 31,165 of 32,048 (97.2%) consecutively received solid tumor tissue samples. Among the 31,165 tested samples, 10.7% had low (
Conclusion Most real-world tumor tissue samples from patients with advanced cancer desiring CGP are limited, requiring optimized CGP approaches to produce meaningful results. An optimized PCR-CGP test, coupled with an inclusive exception testing policy, delivered reportable results for >94% of samples, potentially expanding the proportion of CGP-testable patients, and thus the impact of biomarker-guided targeted and immunotherapies.