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Saint Louis, Missouri 63110


The investigators propose to conduct a pilot feasibility study of single agent erlotinib in patients with metastatic EGFR mutant adenocarcinoma of the lung with up to one prior treatment with the sole purpose of characterizing the genomic landscape before erlotinib and at the time of disease progression. The logistics of obtaining adequate quality fresh tissue specimens for sequencing studies before therapy and at the time of disease progression in patients with advanced lung cancer are complex and a thorough understanding of the practical challenges in conducting a study like this is crucial. The current proposal will include exome and transcriptome sequencing from blood collected at baseline along with tumor samples obtained prior to starting erlotinib and at the time of disease progression (a total of two tissue samples and one blood sample per patient). If carried out successfully, the proposed strategy very likely will lead to a larger and adequately powered study to understand fully evolving molecular changes due to clonal selection under treatment pressure. The pace of progress in the field of sequencing technology currently underway is only likely to accelerate in the near future yielding richer and highly content-rich information. Moreover, it is likely that genomic information from DNA sequencing and transcriptome will be supplemented by analyses of translatomes and proteomes. The investigators plan to sequence paired tumor specimens from 20 patients with EGFR mutant adenocarcinoma of the lung before treatment with erlotinib and at the time of disease progression following treatment with erlotinib. As the investigators expect some drop off (due to unexpected clinical events precluding a second biopsy at the time of disease progression, poor specimen quality and early discontinuation of therapy for non-progression), the investigators will enroll 40 patients in this trial to get 20-paired specimens.


Patient Selection - Diagnosis of metastatic stage IIIB/IV lung adenocarcinoma - Presence of known sensitizing mutations in EGFR TK domain - Consented to HRPO# 201305031 ("Tissue and Blood Acquisition for Genomic Analysis and Collection of Health Information from Patients with Thoracic Malignancies, Suspected -Thoracic Malignancies, or Mesothelioma") - Treatment with standard of care erlotinib - At least 18 years of age



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Principal Investigator
Daniel Morgensztern, M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine

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Location Contact:

Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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