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Pazopanib efficacy in renal cell carcinoma: Evidence for predictive genetic markers in angiogenesis-related and exposure-related genes

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Purpose: Pazopanib, an oral angiogenesis inhibitor, is approved for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Response to pazopanib monotherapy varies between patients, and no validated biomarkers predictive of treatment outcome have been identified. We tested the hypothesis that this variability is partially dependent on germline genetic variants that may affect pazopanib exposure or angiogenesis pathways. Patients and Methods: Twenty-seven functional polymorphisms within 13 genes were evaluated in 397 patients with RCC. Genetic association with progression-free survival (PFS) and objective response rate (RR) was analyzed using the Cox proportional hazards model and proportional odds model, respectively. Results: Three polymorphisms in IL8 and HIF1A and five polymorphisms in HIF1A, NR1I2, and VEGFA showed nominally significant association (P ��� .05) with PFS and RR, respectively. Compared with the wild-type AA genotype (median PFS, 48 weeks), the IL8 2767TT variant genotype showed inferior PFS (27 weeks, P = .009). The HIF1A 1790AG genotype was associated with inferior PFS and reduced RR, compared with the wild-type GG genotype (median PFS, 20 v 44 weeks; P = .03; RR, 30% v 43%, P = .02). Reductions in RR were detected for the NR1I2 -25385TT genotype, compared with the wild-type CC genotype (37% v 50%, P = .03), and for the VEGFA -1498CC genotype compared with the TT genotypes (33% v 51%). Conclusion: Germline variants in angiogenesis- and exposure-related genes may predict treatment response to pazopanib monotherapy in patients with RCC. If validated, these markers may explain why certain patients fail antiangiogenesis therapy and they may support the use of alternative strategies to circumvent this issue. �� 2011 by American Society of Clinical Oncology.

UOW Authors


  •   De Souza, Paul (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Xu, C. F., Bing, N. X., Ball, H. A., Rajagopalan, D., Sternberg, C. N., Hutson, T. E., . . . Pandite, L. N. (2011). Pazopanib efficacy in renal cell carcinoma: Evidence for predictive genetic markers in angiogenesis-related and exposure-related genes. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 29(18), 2557-2564. doi:10.1200/JCO.2010.32.9110

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79959316184

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 2557

End Page


  • 2564

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 18

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Purpose: Pazopanib, an oral angiogenesis inhibitor, is approved for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Response to pazopanib monotherapy varies between patients, and no validated biomarkers predictive of treatment outcome have been identified. We tested the hypothesis that this variability is partially dependent on germline genetic variants that may affect pazopanib exposure or angiogenesis pathways. Patients and Methods: Twenty-seven functional polymorphisms within 13 genes were evaluated in 397 patients with RCC. Genetic association with progression-free survival (PFS) and objective response rate (RR) was analyzed using the Cox proportional hazards model and proportional odds model, respectively. Results: Three polymorphisms in IL8 and HIF1A and five polymorphisms in HIF1A, NR1I2, and VEGFA showed nominally significant association (P ��� .05) with PFS and RR, respectively. Compared with the wild-type AA genotype (median PFS, 48 weeks), the IL8 2767TT variant genotype showed inferior PFS (27 weeks, P = .009). The HIF1A 1790AG genotype was associated with inferior PFS and reduced RR, compared with the wild-type GG genotype (median PFS, 20 v 44 weeks; P = .03; RR, 30% v 43%, P = .02). Reductions in RR were detected for the NR1I2 -25385TT genotype, compared with the wild-type CC genotype (37% v 50%, P = .03), and for the VEGFA -1498CC genotype compared with the TT genotypes (33% v 51%). Conclusion: Germline variants in angiogenesis- and exposure-related genes may predict treatment response to pazopanib monotherapy in patients with RCC. If validated, these markers may explain why certain patients fail antiangiogenesis therapy and they may support the use of alternative strategies to circumvent this issue. �� 2011 by American Society of Clinical Oncology.

UOW Authors


  •   De Souza, Paul (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Xu, C. F., Bing, N. X., Ball, H. A., Rajagopalan, D., Sternberg, C. N., Hutson, T. E., . . . Pandite, L. N. (2011). Pazopanib efficacy in renal cell carcinoma: Evidence for predictive genetic markers in angiogenesis-related and exposure-related genes. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 29(18), 2557-2564. doi:10.1200/JCO.2010.32.9110

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79959316184

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 2557

End Page


  • 2564

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 18

Place Of Publication