Chordomas are rare, slow-growing neoplasms, characterized by locally aggressive growth patterns and high local recurrence rates. To the best of our knowledge, the MGMT promoter methylation status has not been studied in a population of patients with chordomas to determine if a biologic rationale exists to support the use of temozolomide. We here show for the first time that methylation of MGMT promoter is present in a significant portion or recurring clival chordomas; on the contrary in clival chordomas without recurrence MGMT promoter was always unmethylated (p = 0.0317). Although these observations need to be confirmed in a larger study population, our results (1) indicate that methylation of MGMT promoter is present in a significant portion of recurring chordomas, and (2) prompt further investigation into the potential role of temozolomide as an adjuvant treatment of these tumors. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

MGMT promoter methylation status in clival chordoma

MARUCCI, GIANLUCA;MORANDI, LUCA;MAZZATENTA, DIEGO;FRANK, GIORGIO;PASQUINI, ERNESTO;FOSCHINI, MARIA PIA
2014

Abstract

Chordomas are rare, slow-growing neoplasms, characterized by locally aggressive growth patterns and high local recurrence rates. To the best of our knowledge, the MGMT promoter methylation status has not been studied in a population of patients with chordomas to determine if a biologic rationale exists to support the use of temozolomide. We here show for the first time that methylation of MGMT promoter is present in a significant portion or recurring clival chordomas; on the contrary in clival chordomas without recurrence MGMT promoter was always unmethylated (p = 0.0317). Although these observations need to be confirmed in a larger study population, our results (1) indicate that methylation of MGMT promoter is present in a significant portion of recurring chordomas, and (2) prompt further investigation into the potential role of temozolomide as an adjuvant treatment of these tumors. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.
Marucci, Gianluca; Morandi, Luca; Mazzatenta, Diego; Frank, Giorgio; Pasquini, Ernesto; Foschini, Maria Pia
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