Molecular Analysis of 150 Lung Adenocarcinoma


LUNG-EST is a retrospective study including 152 patients who benefit from lung surgery during the years 2012 to 2013 at Hospices civils de Lyon and with a diagnosis of lung adenocarcinomas. For all patients, clinical data and histopathological data are available. The objective of this study is to characterize these lung adenocarcinomas by the LungCarta Panel using the mass spectrometry array Sequenom. This panel could identify 214 DNA mutations and/or frameshift insert/deletion among 26 oncogenes. Once included in the study, the adenocarcinomas are also included in a Tissue MicroArray (TMA) in order to perform immunohistochemical analysis. Immunohistochemical staining with innovative antibodies are correlated with clinical, histopathological and molecular data. Our hypothesis is that this TMA could constitute a good tool to screen interesting protein's expression.

Full Title of Study: “Molecular Analysis of 150 Lung Adenocarcinoma With Corresponding Histopathological and Clinical Data Available”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Retrospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: January 2016


  • Genetic: Sequencing
    • Tumour samples are coming from routine histopathological procedure. They are used with consent of the patients. Genomic DNA extraction is performed from paraffin-embedded formalin-fixed (FFPE) tumour samples of lung adenocarcinoma. The genomic DNA mutations are identified by mass spectrometry array (Sequenom) using the LungCarta Panel. This panel could identify 214 mutations among 26 oncogenes.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Adenocarcinoma
    • Tumour samples coming from patients harboring a lung adenocarcinoma diagnosed at the Hospices Civils de Lyon. Tumour samples are coming from lung surgery.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Genomic DNA Mutation
    • Time Frame: at diagnosis (Day 0)
    • Mutations identified by the LungCarta Panel (Sequenom) at the time of diagnosis. DNA was extracted from the lung surgical specimen.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Adults – lung adenocarcinoma – Surgical specimen Exclusion Criteria:

  • not adenocarcinoma subtype of lung cancer – Tumour biopsy – insufficient material for DNA extraction

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 99 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Hospices Civils de Lyon
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Marie BREVET, MD, Principal Investigator, Hospices Civils de Lyon

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