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Supplementary Figures 4 - 8 from Predicting Response to Bevacizumab in Ovarian Cancer: A Panel of Potential Biomarkers Informing Treatment Selection

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posted on 2023-03-31, 17:43 authored by Fiona Collinson, Michelle Hutchinson, Rachel A. Craven, David A. Cairns, Alexandre Zougman, Tobias C. Wind, Narinder Gahir, Michael P. Messenger, Sharon Jackson, Douglas Thompson, Cybil Adusei, Jonathan A. Ledermann, Geoffrey Hall, Gordon C. Jayson, Peter J. Selby, Rosamonde E. Banks

PDF file - 963K, Supplementary Figure 4: Correlation between biomarkers investigated in validation cohort I; Supplementary Figure 5: Longitudinal patterns in AGP concentration in validation cohort I; Supplementary Figure 6. Prognostic and predictive potential of candidate biomarkers in validation cohort I; Supplementary Figure 7. Kaplan Meier estimates of the survival function showing prognostic and predictive ability of the biomarker index in validation cohort I; Supplementary Figure 8. Prognostic and predictive potential of individual elements of biomarker index in the combined validation cohort.



Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify and validate novel predictive and/or prognostic serum proteomic biomarkers in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) treated as part of the phase III international ICON7 clinical trial.Experimental Design: ICON7 was a phase III international trial in EOC which showed a modest but statistically significant benefit in progression-free survival (PFS) with the addition of bevacizumab to standard chemotherapy. Serum samples from 10 patients who received bevacizumab (five responders and five nonresponders) were analyzed by mass spectrometry to identify candidate biomarkers. Initial validation and exploration by immunoassay was undertaken in an independent cohort of 92 patients, followed by a second independent cohort of 115 patients (taken from across both arms of the trial).Results: Three candidate biomarkers were identified: mesothelin, fms-like tyrosine kinase-4 (FLT4), and α1-acid glycoprotein (AGP). Each showed evidence of independent prognostic potential when adjusting for high-risk status in initial (P < 0.02) and combined (P < 0.01) validation cohorts. In cohort I, individual biomarkers were not predictive of bevacizumab benefit; however, when combined with CA-125, a signature was developed that was predictive of bevacizumab response and discriminated benefit attributable to bevacizumab better than clinical characteristics. The signature showed weaker evidence of predictive ability in validation cohort II, but was still strongly predictive considering all samples (P = 0.001), with an improvement in median PFS of 5.5 months in signature-positive patients in the experimental arm compared with standard arm.Conclusions: This study shows a discriminatory signature comprising mesothelin, FLT4, AGP, and CA-125 as potentially identifying those patients with EOC more likely to benefit from bevacizumab. These results require validation in further patient cohorts. Clin Cancer Res; 19(18); 5227–39. ©2013 AACR.