Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2020, Page: 1-7
Mutation of EGFR in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, a Regional Study in Upper Egypt
Samir Shehata Mohammed Eid, Department of Clinical Oncology, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Ahmed Roshdi Hamed Ahmed, Department of Pathology, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt
Marwa Ismail Khalaf Abdelgawad, Department of Clinical Oncology, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Ahmed El-Sayed Mohamed, Department of Clinical and Radiation Oncology, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt
Amany Osama Mohamed, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Dalia Osama Mohamed, Department of Radiation Oncology, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut, Egypt
Mona Mahmoud Sayed, Department of Radiation Oncology, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut, Egypt
Ebtesam Mahmoud Aly Elgezawy, Department of Immune-Hematology, Regional Laboratory and Central Blood Bank, Aseer Region, KSA
Heba Mohammed Saad-Eldeen, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Jouf, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Received: Dec. 2, 2019;       Accepted: Dec. 26, 2019;       Published: Jan. 7, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.crj.20200801.11      View  605      Downloads  214
Management of non-small cell lung cancer has been changed dramatically since detection of EGFR mutation. The rate of EGFR mutation in Upper Egypt is unknown. In this study; EGFR mutation in non-small cell lung cancer tissue was evaluated and correlated with clinicopathological features of the tumors. Tissue samples of non-small cell lung cancer that had been confirmed by histopathological and immunohistochemical examinations were evaluated for mutation of EGFR by StripAssay. Thirty four patients with non-small cell lung cancer; 21 males and 13 females with a mean age of 55.94 years were included in this study. The median tumor size was 6.0cm and more than half of the tumors were classified as T3. Fourteen patients had N2 nodal stage and 19 patients had either malignant pleural effusion or distant metastasis. The majority of the tumors were adenocarcinomas and half of them were grade II. The two year survival rate of the patients was 70.6% and the overall survival was 58.8%. EGFR mutation was recorded in 44.1% of the tumors; all of which were adenocarcinoma variant. The mutation was significantly more frequent in large sized tumors and it was relatively associated with poor survival. Mutation of EGFR was not associated with patients` age, sex, tumor grade, T stage, N stage or status of distant metastasis. The rate of EGFR gene mutation in non-small cell lung cancer in Upper Egypt is relatively high and target therapy based on these mutations could improve patients` outcome.
NSCLC, EGFR Mutation, Adenocarcinoma, Tumor Size
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Samir Shehata Mohammed Eid, Ahmed Roshdi Hamed Ahmed, Marwa Ismail Khalaf Abdelgawad, Ahmed El-Sayed Mohamed, Amany Osama Mohamed, Dalia Osama Mohamed, Mona Mahmoud Sayed, Ebtesam Mahmoud Aly Elgezawy, Heba Mohammed Saad-Eldeen, Mutation of EGFR in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, a Regional Study in Upper Egypt, Cancer Research Journal. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.crj.20200801.11
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