Radiol Imaging Cancer 2021 Apr;3(4):e200157
From the Departments of Radiation Oncology (K.J.L., M.N.C., C.D.J., J.W., Y.C., C.W., C.R.K., F.F.Y.), Radiology (K.J.L.), Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (J.G.), and Medicine (A.H.), Duke University School of Medicine, 2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27710; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering, Durham, NC (K.J.L.); Radiology Medical Group of Napa, Napa, Calif (M.N.C.); Department of Radiation Oncology, Columbia University School of Medicine, New York, NY (E.X.); and Inivata, Cambridge, England (G.J.).
The radiologic appearance of locally advanced lung cancer may be linked to molecular changes of the disease during treatment, but characteristics of this phenomenon are poorly understood. Radiomics, liquid biopsy of cell-free DNA (cfDNA), and next-generation sequencing of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) encode tumor-specific radiogenomic expression patterns that can be probed to study this problem. Preliminary findings are reported from a radiogenomic analysis of CT imaging, cfDNA, and ctDNA in 24 patients (median age, 64 years; range, 49-74 years) with stage III lung cancer undergoing chemoradiation on a prospective pilot study (NCT00921739) between September 2009 and September 2014. Read More