Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032pl2 | NET Management | ECE2013

Neuroendocrine tumour management

Bodei Lisa , Paganelli Giovanni

Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) tend to be slow growing (although aggressive forms exist) and are often diagnosed when they have already metastasised.Treatment of NETs is typically multidisciplinary and should be individualised according to the tumour type, burden, and symptoms. Therapeutic tools in NETs include surgery, interventional radiology and medical treatments such as somatostatin analogues, interferon, chemotherapy, new targeted drugs and peptide ...

ea0052p04 | (1) | UKINETS2017

A liquid biopsy for the diagnosis and monitoring of bronchopulmonary/lung carcinoid

Modlin Irvin M , Kidd Mark , Drozdov Ignat , Aslanian Harry , Bodei Lisa , Matar Somer , Chung Kjung-Min

Background: No effective blood biomarker exists to detect and clinically manage bronchopulmonary (BP) neuroendocrine tumors. We developed a blood-based 51 neuroendocrine tumor (NET)-specific transcript set to diagnose and monitor gastroenteropancreatic NETs. In this study, we examined whether the signature functioned in lung NETs. Thereafter, we examined performance metrics to assess clinical utility. The multianalyte gene signature accurately diagnosed the tumor and in additi...

ea0060p13 | (1) | UKINETS2018

Automated finger prick genomic diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors

Modlin Irvin , Kidd Mark , Drozdov Ignat , Bodei Lisa , Malczewska Anna , Matar Somer , Chung Kyung-Min

Background: The diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumor disease has been tardy due to a lack of sensitive, noninvasive technology to facilitate identification. In the 1960’s, diagnosis required tumor tissue attained by surgery or biopsy. Identification was by histopathology and immunohistochemistry (1975). Acquisition of information was limited by the morbidity of invasive strategies, inability to reassess and interpretation was user-dependent with low kappa values. The introdu...

ea0052p03 | (1) | UKINETS2017

Blood measurements of Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) transcripts and gene cluster analysis predict efficacy of PRRT

Bodei Lisa , van der Zwaan Wouter , Kidd Mark , Drozdov Ignat , Baum Richard P , Kwekkeboom Dik , Krenning Eric , Modlin Irvin M

Background: Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is based on tumor somatostatin receptor (SSR) overexpression to deliver targeted isotope therapy. Functional imaging of SSR expression (SRE) is used as a predictor of efficacy, but there is no method to objectively predict PRRT efficacy. We report the efficacy of Predictive Quotient Index (PQI) to predict the utility of PPRT. PQI is derived from circulating NET transcript analysis (NETest) integrated with the tu...

ea0060p15 | (1) | UKINETS2018

NETest liquid biopsy is diagnostic of lung neuroendocrine tumors and identifies progressive disease

Malczewska Anna , Kos-Kudla Beata , Filosso Pier-Luigi , Aslanian Harry , Lewczuk Anna , Cwikla Jaroslaw , Rofinella Mateo , Bodei Lisa

Background: There are no effective blood biomarkers for bronchopulmonary carcinoids (BPC). We examined the utility of a neuroendocrine multigene transcript ‘liquid biopsy’ (NETest) in bronchopulmonary carcinoids (BPC) for diagnosis and monitoring of disease status.Aim: To independently validate the utility of the NETest in diagnosis and management of BPC in a prospective multicenter, multinational blinded study.Material a...

ea0060p14 | (1) | UKINETS2018

Circulating neuroendocrine tumor gene expression is effective in monitoring peptide receptor radionuclide (PRRT) efficacy

Bodei Lisa , Kidd Mark , van der Zwan Wouter , Singh Aviral , Severi Stefano , Drozdov Ignat , Cwikla Jarowslaw , Kolasinska-Cwikla Agnieska , Baum Richard , Paganelli Giovanni , Krenning Eric , Modlin Irvin

Background: Predicting and monitoring PRRT is based upon NET overexpression of somatostatin receptor (SSR) to deliver targeted isotope therapy. Imaging SSR expression is ~60% accurate as a predictor of efficacy. However, it and other imaging modalities e.g., CT/MRI, have utility for monitoring response. Specific blood NET gene expression (Positive Predictor Quotient- [PPQ]) is accurate in predicting PRRT response (93–97%, Bodei et al. EJNMMI 2018). The utility of NET tran...

ea0070aep567 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2020

Multigene liquid biopsy (NETest) is diagnostic of pancreatic and small bowel neuroendocrine tumours and correlates with imaging

Malczewska Anna , Witkowska Magdalena , Makulik Karolina , Bocian Agnes , Walter Agata , Wojcik-Giertuga Monika , Pilch-Kowalczyk Joanna , Zajecki Wojciech , Bodei Lisa , Oberg Kjell , Kos-Kudla Beata

Introduction: There is a substantial unmet clinical need for an accurate and effective blood biomarker for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NETs). Current monoanalyte biomarkers are ineffective. The NETest, a novel multianalyte signature, provides molecular information relevant to disease biology. We therefore evaluated, under real-world conditions, the clinical utility of the NETest as a liquid biopsy in GEP-NETs.Aim(s): Independently ...

ea0052oc1 | (1) | UKINETS2017

A predictive quotient index, comprising neuroendocrine gene cluster analysis in blood and tissue grading is specifically predicts PRRT efficacy

Bodei Lisa , Kidd Mark , van der Zwaan Wouter , Singh Aviral , Severi Stefano , Drozdov Ignat , Kwekkeboom Dik , Cwikla Jaroslaw , Kolasinska-Cwikla Agnieska , Baum Richard P , Paganelli Giovanni , Krenning Eric , Modlin Irvin M

Background: The efficacy of PRRT is based upon NET over expression of somatostatin receptor (SSR) to deliver targeted isotope therapy. SSR expression (Krenning scale) compared to Predictive Quotient Index (PQI) (circulating NET transcript analysis mathematically integrated with grade) indicates the latter is more accurate for predicting PRRT efficacy. We evaluated whether PQI was specifically predictive or was prognostic for PRRT compared to other therapeutic strategi...

ea0052p02 | (1) | UKINETS2017

Validation of a blood biomarker test for the diagnosis and management of bronchopulmonary neuroendocrine tumors

Modlin Irvin , Kidd Mark , Lewczuk Anna , Chung Kjung-Min , Kolasinska-Cwikla Agnieska , Cwikla Jaroslaw , Lowczak Anna , Doboszynska Anna , Tesselaar Margot , Buikhuisen Wieneke , Malczewska Anna , Kos-Kudla Beata , Roffinella Matteo , Filosso Pier Luigi , Korse Tiny , Papotti Mauro , Bodei Lisa , Drozdov Ignat

Background: There is currently no effective blood biomarker for lung neuroendocrine neoplasia diagnosis and management. We describe the clinical utility of a 51 neuroendocrine-specific gene expression set in blood to diagnose bronchopulmonary neuroendocrine tumors (BPNETs) and define their clinical status.Methods: The discovery set included BPNETs (n=154) and controls (n=90), randomly assigned (1:1) to a test and validation set. Specifi...

ea0046p8 | (1) | UKINETS2016

Blood measurement of neuroendocrine gene transcripts defines the effectiveness of operative resection and ablation strategies

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

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 acti...