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Articles by Andrea Frilling
Based on 10 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Andrea Frilling wrote the following 10 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Editorial Peritoneal Metastases from Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. 2017

Frilling, Andrea / Clift, Ashley K. ·Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK. a.frilling@imperial.ac.uk. · Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK. ·Ann Surg Oncol · Pubmed #28815440.

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2 Review Unmet Needs in High-Grade Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (WHO G3). 2019

Sorbye, Halfdan / Baudin, Eric / Borbath, Ivan / Caplin, Martyn / Chen, Jie / Cwikla, Jaroslaw B / Frilling, Andrea / Grossman, Ashley / Kaltsas, Gregory / Scarpa, Aldo / Welin, Staffan / Garcia-Carbonero, Rocio / Anonymous1101017. ·Department of Oncology and Clinical Science, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norwayhalfdan.sorbye@helse-bergen.no. · Endocrine Oncology, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France. · Hepato-Gastroenterology Unit, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Bruxelles, Belgium. · Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit, Centre for Gastroenterology, Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom. · Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. · Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland. · Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit, Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom. · National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece. · ARC-Net Centre for Applied Research on Cancer and Section of Pathology of the Department of Diagnostics and Public Health, University and Hospital Trust of Verona, Verona, Italy. · Department of Endocrine Oncology, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden. · Oncology Department, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, CNIO, CIBERONC, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. ·Neuroendocrinology · Pubmed #30153658.

ABSTRACT: Gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) are classified based on morphology and graded based on their proliferation rate as either well-differentiated low-grade (G1 to G2) neuroendocrine tumors (NET) or poorly differentiated high-grade (G3) neuroendocrine carcinomas (NEC). Recently, a new subgroup of well-differentiated high-grade pancreatic tumors (NET G3) has been defined. The GEP NEN G3 group consisting of both NEC and NET G3 has recently been shown to be a quite heterogeneous patient group concerning prognosis and treatment benefit, depending on factors such as the primary tumor site, differentiation, proliferation rate, and molecular alterations. In this review we discuss the existing data on diagnostics, treatment, and biomarkers in this patient group, the unmet needs, and the future perspectives.

3 Review Primary lymph node gastrinoma: 2 cases and a review of the literature. 2015

Harper, Simon / Carroll, Richard W / Frilling, Andrea / Wickremesekera, Susrutha K / Bann, Simon. ·Department of Surgery, Wellington Regional Hospital, Private Bag 7902, Wellington, 6021, New Zealand. ·J Gastrointest Surg · Pubmed #25623161.

ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Gastrinoma is a rare tumour of the diffuse neuroendocrine system with the primary invariability located within the duodenum or pancreas. Numerous authors have described gastrinoma apparently isolated to peripancreatic lymph nodes, following exhaustive radiological and operative localisation and examination. METHOD: Two cases of apparent primary lymph node gastrinoma seen in our institution are presented, along with a literature review including 58 other presented cases. RESULTS: On prolonged follow-up up to 131 months, 34 patients have remained in remission supporting the diagnosis of primary lymph node gastrinoma. Occult primary disease, usually in the form of microduodenal tumours, have become evident in the remaining 24 cases. CONCLUSION: The existence of primary lymph node gastrinoma is supported by many presented case studies, but long-term follow-up of all patients should occur in the expectation that occult primary disease will become apparent in some.

4 Review Laparoscopic versus open pancreas resection for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 2014

Drymousis, Panagiotis / Raptis, Dimitri A / Spalding, Duncan / Fernandez-Cruz, Laureano / Menon, Deepak / Breitenstein, Stefan / Davidson, Brian / Frilling, Andrea. ·Department of Surgery and Cancer, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Imperial College London, London, UK. ·HPB (Oxford) · Pubmed #24245906.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Over the last decade laparoscopic pancreatic surgery (LPS) has emerged as an alternative to open pancreatic surgery (OPS) in selected patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NET) of the pancreas (PNET). Evidence on the safety and efficacy of LPS is available from non-comparative studies. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed as a meta-analysis of studies which allow a comparison of LPS and OPS for resection of PNET. METHODS: Studies conducted from 1994 to 2012 and reporting on LPS and OPS were reviewed. Studies considered were required to report on outcomes in more than 10 patients on at least one of the following: operative time; hospital length of stay (LoS); intraoperative blood loss; postoperative morbidity; pancreatic fistula rates, and mortality. Outcomes were compared using weighted mean differences and odds ratios. RESULTS: Eleven studies were included. These referred to 906 patients with PNET, of whom 22% underwent LPS and 78% underwent OPS. Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery was associated with a lower overall complication rate (38% in LPS versus 46% in OPS; P < 0.001). Blood loss and LoS were lower in LPS by 67 ml (P < 0.001) and 5 days (P < 0.001), respectively. There were no differences in rates of pancreatic fistula, operative time or mortality. CONCLUSIONS: The nature of this meta-analysis is limited; nevertheless LPS for PNET appears to be safe and is associated with a reduced complication rate and shorter LoS than OPS.

5 Review Neuroendocrine tumor disease: an evolving landscape. 2012

Frilling, Andrea / Akerström, Goran / Falconi, Massimo / Pavel, Marianne / Ramos, Jose / Kidd, Mark / Modlin, Irvin Mark. ·Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, London, UK. ·Endocr Relat Cancer · Pubmed #22645227.

ABSTRACT: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) represent a heterogenous group of tumors arising from a variety of neuroendocrine cell types. The incidence and prevalence of GEP-NENs have markedly increased over the last three decades. Symptoms are often absent in early disease, or vague and nonspecific even in advanced disease. Delayed diagnosis is thus common. Chromogranin A is the most commonly used biomarker but has limitations as does the proliferative marker Ki-67%, which is often used for tumor grading and determination of therapy. The development of a multidimensional prognostic nomogram may be valuable in predicting tumor behavior and guiding therapy but requires validation. Identification of NENs that express somatostatin receptors (SSTR) allows for SSTR scintigraphy and positron emission tomography imaging using novel radiolabeled compounds. Complete surgical resection of limited disease or endoscopic ablation of small lesions localized in stomach or rectum can provide cure; however, the majority of GEP-NENs are metastatic (most frequently the liver and/or mesenteric lymph nodes) at diagnosis. Selected patients with metastatic disease may benefit from advanced surgical techniques including hepatic resection or liver transplantation. Somatostatin analogs are effective for symptomatic treatment and exhibit some degree of antiproliferative activity in small intestinal NENs. There is a place for streptozotocin, temozolomide, and capecitabine in the management of pancreatic NENs, while new agents targeting either mTOR (everolimus) or angiogenic (sunitinib) pathways have shown efficacy in these lesions.

6 Article Observational Study to Assess Quality of Life in Patients with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Receiving Treatment with Everolimus: The OBLIQUE Study (UK Phase IV Trial). 2019

Ramage, John K / Punia, Pankaj / Faluyi, Olusola / Frilling, Andrea / Meyer, Tim / Saharan, Ruby / Valle, Juan W. ·Kings College Hospital, London and Hampshire Hospitals, London, United Kingdom, john.ramage@hhft.nhs.uk. · Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom. · Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, The Wirral, United Kingdom. · Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom. · Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Camberley, United Kingdom. · University of Manchester, Division of Cancer Sciences/The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom. ·Neuroendocrinology · Pubmed #30699423.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND/AIMS: To assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL), treatment patterns, and clinical outcomes of adult (≥18 years) patients with advanced (unresectable or metastatic) pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PanNENs) treated with everolimus in routine clinical practice. METHODS: In a prospective, non-interventional, multi-center study patients administered at least one 10 mg dose of everolimus were evaluated for change in HRQoL (EORTC QLQ-C30 Global Health Status scale) from baseline after 6 months treatment (primary endpoint). Secondary endpoints included disease-specific HRQoL measures (EORTC QLQ-G.I.NET21), clinical outcomes, everolimus treatment patterns, and safety. RESULTS: Forty-eight patients were recruited (between August 2013 and March 2015); the median treatment duration was 27.8 months. EORTC QLQ-C30 Global Health score was not significantly different from baseline after 6 months of treatment (mean difference -1.9 points, p = 0.660, n = 30). In pairwise analyses, the only significant changes in HRQoL from baseline were for EORTC QLQ-C30 physical functioning score at month 3 (adjusted mean difference -8.8 points, p = 0.002, n = 36) and the EORTC QLQ-G.I.NET21 disease-related worries scores at months 1 and 2 (adjusted mean differences: -11.5 points [p = 0.001, n = 44] and -8.8 points [p = 0.017, n = 43], respectively). Disease progression or death was recorded in 44.4% (n = 20/45) patients during follow-up; median progression-free survival was 25.1 months and the cumulative survival rate at 3 years was 71%. No new safety signals were detected. CONCLUSIONS: The OBLIQUE study demonstrates that HRQoL is maintained in patients with PanNENs during treatment with everolimus in a UK real-world setting. This study adds to the limited HRQoL data available in this patient group.

7 Article Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy in gastroenteropancreatic NEN G3: a multicenter cohort study. 2019

Carlsen, Esben Andreas / Fazio, Nicola / Granberg, Dan / Grozinsky-Glasberg, Simona / Ahmadzadehfar, Hojjat / Grana, Chiara Maria / Zandee, Wouter T / Cwikla, Jaroslaw / Walter, Martin A / Oturai, Peter Sandor / Rinke, Anja / Weaver, Andrew / Frilling, Andrea / Gritti, Sara / Arveschoug, Anne Kirstine / Meirovitz, Amichay / Knigge, Ulrich / Sorbye, Halfdan. ·Department of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine & PET, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. · Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cluster for Molecular Imaging, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. · Division of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology and Neuroendocrine Tumors, IEO, European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Milan, Italy. · Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. · Neuroendocrine Tumor Unit, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. · Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany. · Division of Nuclear Medicine, IEO, European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Milan, Italy. · Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. · Medical School, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland. · Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. · Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Gießen and Marburg, Marburg, Germany. · Department of Oncology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK. · Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK. · Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. · Department of Oncology and Radiation Therapy Unit, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. · Departments of Surgical Gastroenterology and Clinical Endocrinology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. · Department of Oncology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. · Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. ·Endocr Relat Cancer · Pubmed #30540557.

ABSTRACT: Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is an established treatment of metastatic neuroendocrine tumors grade 1-2 (G1-G2). However, its possible benefit in high-grade gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN G3) is largely unknown. We therefore aimed to assess the benefits and side effects of PRRT in patients with GEP NEN G3. We performed a retrospective cohort study at 12 centers to assess the efficacy and toxicity of PRRT in patients with GEP NEN G3. Outcomes were response rate, disease control rate, progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS) and toxicity. We included 149 patients (primary tumor: pancreatic n = 89, gastrointestinal n = 34, unknown n = 26). PRRT was first-line (n = 30), second-line (n = 62) or later-line treatment (n = 57). Of 114 patients evaluated, 1% had complete response, 41% partial response, 38% stable disease and 20% progressive disease. Of 104 patients with documented progressive disease before PRRT, disease control rate was 69%. The total cohort had median PFS of 14 months and OS of 29 months. Ki-67 21-54% (n = 125) vs Ki-67 ≥55% (n = 23): PFS 16 vs 6 months (P < 0.001) and OS 31 vs 9 months (P < 0.001). Well (n = 60) vs poorly differentiated NEN (n = 62): PFS 19 vs 8 months (P < 0.001) and OS 44 vs 19 months (P < 0.001). Grade 3-4 hematological or renal toxicity occurred in 17% of patients. This large multicenter cohort of patients with GEP NEN G3 treated with PRRT demonstrates promising response rates, disease control rates, PFS and OS as well as toxicity in patients with mainly progressive disease. Based on these results, PRRT may be considered for patients with GEP NEN G3.

8 Article A precision oncology approach to the pharmacological targeting of mechanistic dependencies in neuroendocrine tumors. 2018

Alvarez, Mariano J / Subramaniam, Prem S / Tang, Laura H / Grunn, Adina / Aburi, Mahalaxmi / Rieckhof, Gabrielle / Komissarova, Elena V / Hagan, Elizabeth A / Bodei, Lisa / Clemons, Paul A / Dela Cruz, Filemon S / Dhall, Deepti / Diolaiti, Daniel / Fraker, Douglas A / Ghavami, Afshin / Kaemmerer, Daniel / Karan, Charles / Kidd, Mark / Kim, Kyoung M / Kim, Hee C / Kunju, Lakshmi P / Langel, Ülo / Li, Zhong / Lee, Jeeyun / Li, Hai / LiVolsi, Virginia / Pfragner, Roswitha / Rainey, Allison R / Realubit, Ronald B / Remotti, Helen / Regberg, Jakob / Roses, Robert / Rustgi, Anil / Sepulveda, Antonia R / Serra, Stefano / Shi, Chanjuan / Yuan, Xiaopu / Barberis, Massimo / Bergamaschi, Roberto / Chinnaiyan, Arul M / Detre, Tony / Ezzat, Shereen / Frilling, Andrea / Hommann, Merten / Jaeger, Dirk / Kim, Michelle K / Knudsen, Beatrice S / Kung, Andrew L / Leahy, Emer / Metz, David C / Milsom, Jeffrey W / Park, Young S / Reidy-Lagunes, Diane / Schreiber, Stuart / Washington, Kay / Wiedenmann, Bertram / Modlin, Irvin / Califano, Andrea. ·Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. · DarwinHealth Inc, New York, NY, USA. · Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA. · Institute for Systems Genetics, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA. · Department of Urology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. · Division of Pathology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy. · Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA. · Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA. · Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA. · Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. · PsychoGenics Inc., Tarrytown, NY, USA. · Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Zentralklinik, Bad Berka, Germany. · Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. · Wren Laboratories, Branford, CT, USA. · Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. · Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. · Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. · Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. · Department of Neurochemistry, the Arrhenius Laboratories for Nat. Sci., Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. · Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology, Institute of Technology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia. · Falconwood Foundation, New York, NY, USA. · Institute of Pathophysiology and Immunology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria. · Department of Pathology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. · Department of Pathology, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. · Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA. · Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA. · Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. · Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. · Imperial College London, London, UK. · Medical Oncology, National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg, University Medical Center Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. · Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. · Department of Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA. · Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. · Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Charite, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany. · Emeritus Professor Gastrointestinal Surgery, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. imodlin@irvinmodlin.com. · Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. califano@cumc.columbia.edu. · Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. califano@cumc.columbia.edu. · Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. califano@cumc.columbia.edu. · J.P. Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. califano@cumc.columbia.edu. · Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. califano@cumc.columbia.edu. ·Nat Genet · Pubmed #29915428.

ABSTRACT: We introduce and validate a new precision oncology framework for the systematic prioritization of drugs targeting mechanistic tumor dependencies in individual patients. Compounds are prioritized on the basis of their ability to invert the concerted activity of master regulator proteins that mechanistically regulate tumor cell state, as assessed from systematic drug perturbation assays. We validated the approach on a cohort of 212 gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), a rare malignancy originating in the pancreas and gastrointestinal tract. The analysis identified several master regulator proteins, including key regulators of neuroendocrine lineage progenitor state and immunoevasion, whose role as critical tumor dependencies was experimentally confirmed. Transcriptome analysis of GEP-NET-derived cells, perturbed with a library of 107 compounds, identified the HDAC class I inhibitor entinostat as a potent inhibitor of master regulator activity for 42% of metastatic GEP-NET patients, abrogating tumor growth in vivo. This approach may thus complement current efforts in precision oncology.

9 Article None 2018

Iacovazzo, Donato / Flanagan, Sarah E / Walker, Emily / Quezado, Rosana / de Sousa Barros, Fernando Antonio / Caswell, Richard / Johnson, Matthew B / Wakeling, Matthew / Brändle, Michael / Guo, Min / Dang, Mary N / Gabrovska, Plamena / Niederle, Bruno / Christ, Emanuel / Jenni, Stefan / Sipos, Bence / Nieser, Maike / Frilling, Andrea / Dhatariya, Ketan / Chanson, Philippe / de Herder, Wouter W / Konukiewitz, Björn / Klöppel, Günter / Stein, Roland / Korbonits, Márta / Ellard, Sian. ·Centre for Endocrinology, Barts and The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, EC1M 6BQ London, United Kingdom. · Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, University of Exeter Medical School, EX2 5DW Exeter, United Kingdom. · Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232. · Serviço de Endocrinologia e Diabetes, Hospital Universitário Walter Cantídio, Universidade Federal do Ceará, 60430-372 Fortaleza, Brazil. · Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, CH-9007 St. Gallen, Switzerland. · Section of Endocrine Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Vienna, A-1090 Vienna, Austria. · Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University Hospital of Basel, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland. · Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland. · Department of Pathology, University of Tübingen, 72076 Tübingen, Germany. · Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, W12 0HS London, United Kingdom. · Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NR4 7UY Norwich, United Kingdom. · Service d'Endocrinologie et des Maladies de la Reproduction, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital de Bicêtre, F-94275 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France. · INSERM 1185, Faculté de Médicine Paris Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, F-94276 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France. · Department of Internal Medicine, Sector of Endocrinology, ENETS Centre of Excellence for Neuroendocrine Tumors, Erasmus MC, 3015 Rotterdam, The Netherlands. · Department of Pathology, Consultation Center for Pancreatic and Endocrine Tumors, Technical University of Munich, 81675 Munich, Germany. · Centre for Endocrinology, Barts and The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, EC1M 6BQ London, United Kingdom; m.korbonits@qmul.ac.uk. ·Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A · Pubmed #29339498.

ABSTRACT: The β-cell-enriched MAFA transcription factor plays a central role in regulating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion while also demonstrating oncogenic transformation potential in vitro. No disease-causing

10 Article Blood measurement of neuroendocrine gene transcripts defines the effectiveness of operative resection and ablation strategies. 2016

Modlin, Irvin M / Frilling, Andrea / Salem, Ronald R / Alaimo, Daniele / Drymousis, Panagiotis / Wasan, Harpreet S / Callahan, Stephen / Faiz, Omar / Weng, Lei / Teixeira, Nancy / Bodei, Lisa / Drozdov, Ignat / Kidd, Mark. ·Surgery, Emeritus Prof, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Electronic address: imodlin@optonline.net. · Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK. · Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. · Wren Laboratories, Branford, CT. · Department of Colorectal Surgery, St Mark's Hospital, London, UK. ·Surgery · Pubmed #26456125.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Surgery is the only curative treatment for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), but the prediction of residual disease/recurrence is limited in the absence of optimal biomarkers. We examined whether a blood-based multianalyte neuroendocrine gene transcript assay (NETest) would define tumor cytoreduction and therapeutic efficacy. METHODS: The NETest is a polymerase chain reaction-based analysis of 51 genes. Disease activity is scaled 0-100%; minimal <14%, low 14-47%, and high >47%. A total of 35 GEP-NETs in 2 groups were evaluated. I: after surgery (R0, n = 15; residual, n = 12); II: nonsurgery (n = 8: embolization with gel-foam alone [bland: n = 3]), transarterial chemoembolization (n = 2), and radiofrequency embolization (n = 3). Measurement (quantitative real-time-polymerase chain reaction) and chromogranin A (CgA; enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) were undertaken preoperatively and 1 month after treatment. RESULTS: NETest score was increased in 35 (100%) preoperatively; 14 (40%) had increased CgA (χ(2) = 30, P < 2 × 10(-8)). Resection reduced NETest from 80 ± 5% to 29% ± 5, (P < .0001). CgA decrease was insignificant (14.3 ± 1.6 U/L to 12.2 ± 1.7 U/L). NETest decreases correlated with diminished tumor volume (R(2) = 0.29, P = .03). Cytoreduction significantly reduced NETest from 82 ± 3% to 41% ± 6, P < .0001). CgA was not decreased (21.4 ± 5.5 U/L to 18.4 ± 10.1 U/L). Four (36%) of 11 R0s with increased NETest at 1 month developed positive imaging (sensitivity 100%, specificity 20%). One hundred percent (ablated group) were transcript- and image-positive. CONCLUSION: Blood NET transcripts delineate surgical resection/cytoreduction and facilitate identification of residual disease.