Several predictive biomarkers of response to specific inhibitors have become mandatory for the therapeutic choice in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In most lung cancer patients, the biological materials available to morphological and molecular diagnosis are exclusively cytological samples and minimum tumour wastage is necessary. Multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridisation (mFISH) to detect simultaneously ALK-rearrangement and ROS1-rearrangement on a single slide could be useful in clinical practice to save cytological samples for further molecular analysis. In this study, we aim to validate diagnostic performance of multiplex ALK/ROS1 fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) approach in lung adenocarcinoma cytological series compared with classic single break apart probes.

Multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridisation to detect anaplastic lymphoma kinase and ROS proto-oncogene 1 receptor tyrosine kinase rearrangements in lung cancer cytological samples

Munari, Enrico;Brunelli, Matteo;
2020

Abstract

Several predictive biomarkers of response to specific inhibitors have become mandatory for the therapeutic choice in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In most lung cancer patients, the biological materials available to morphological and molecular diagnosis are exclusively cytological samples and minimum tumour wastage is necessary. Multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridisation (mFISH) to detect simultaneously ALK-rearrangement and ROS1-rearrangement on a single slide could be useful in clinical practice to save cytological samples for further molecular analysis. In this study, we aim to validate diagnostic performance of multiplex ALK/ROS1 fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) approach in lung adenocarcinoma cytological series compared with classic single break apart probes.
FISH; lung cancer; molecular biology; molecular pathology
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