Episode 499

Journal Review in Hepatobiliary Surgery: Genomics of Colorectal Liver Metastasis

EP. 499 •

Jun 13

• 47 MIN

Journal Review in Hepatobiliary Surgery: Genomics of Colorectal Liver Metastasis

OVERVIEW

Colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) is a complex clinical situation requiring multidisciplinary management. In this episode from the Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary team at Behind the Knife, we review the genomics of CRLM, discuss a journal article investigating the frequency and impact of these mutations on survival in patients with stage IV disease, and interview the senior author Dr. Jean-Nicholas Vauthey about this research and his career in HPB.

Hosts:
Timothy Vreeland, MD, FACS (@vreelant) is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Surgical Oncologist at Brooke Army Medical Center

Daniel Nelson, DO, FACS (@usarmydoc24) is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Surgical Oncologist at William Beaumont Army Medical Center

Connor Chick, MD (@connor_chick) is a PGY-5 General Surgery resident at Brooke Army Medical Center

Lexy (Alexandra) Adams, MD, MPH (@lexyadams16) is a PGY-4 General Surgery resident at Brooke Army Medical Center

Beth (Elizabeth) Carpenter, MD (@elizcarpenter16) is a PGY-3 General Surgery resident at Brooke Army Medical Center

Guest:
Jean-Nicholas Vauthey, MD (@VautheyMD) is a Professor of Surgical Oncology, Chief of HPB, and Dallas/Fort Worth Living Legend Chair for Cancer Research at MD Anderson.  He is the Principal Investigator of the study discussed in the episode in addition to numerous other articles describing the genomics of colorectal liver metastases.

Learning Objectives: In this episode, we review basic mutations found in metastatic colorectal cancer and broadly discuss these in a clinical context.  We review a journal article from Kawaguchi et al. in which authors analyze prognostic relevance of signaling pathways in patients undergoing resection of CRLM, later validated in an external cohort of unresected patients.  We conduct an interview with the senior author of the study regarding relevant methodologic details, next steps in his research, and how to apply this information now and in the future to the care of patients with CRLM.

Links to Papers Referenced in this Episode:
Journal Article:
Kawaguchi Y, Kopetz S, Kwong L, Xiao L, Morris JS, Tran Cao HS, Tzeng CD, Chun YS, Lee JE, Vauthey JN. Genomic Sequencing and Insight into Clinical Heterogeneity and Prognostic Pathway Genes in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 Aug;233(2):272-284.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.05.027. Epub 2021 Jun 7. PMID: 34111531; PMCID: PMC8666966.

Recommended Additional Podcasts on CRLM:
The AHPBA Podcast:
1.     Episode 1: Dr. Jean Nicolas Vauthey – Colorectal Liver Metastases (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-1-dr-jean-nicolas-vauthey-colorectal-liver/id1501441845?i=1000467381474)

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