TP53 mutation variant allele frequency of ≥10% is associated with poor prognosis in therapy-related myeloid neoplasms

Mithun Vinod Shah, Elizabeth Ngoc Hoa Tran, Syed Shah, Rakchha Chhetri, Anmol Baranwal, Dariusz Ladon, Carl Shultz, Aref Al-Kali, Anna L. Brown, Dong Chen, Hamish S. Scott, Patricia Greipp, Daniel Thomas, Hassan B. Alkhateeb, Deepak Singhal, Naseema Gangat, Sharad Kumar, Mrinal M. Patnaik, Christopher N. Hahn, Chung Hoow KokAyalew Tefferi, Devendra K. Hiwase

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Revised diagnostic criteria for myeloid neoplasms (MN) issued by the International Consensus Classification (ICC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended major change pertaining to TP53-mutated (TP53mut) MN. However, these assertions have not been specifically examined in therapy-related myeloid neoplasm (t-MN), a subset enriched with TP53mut. We analyzed 488 t-MN patients for TP53mut. At least one TP53mut with variant allele frequency (VAF) ≥ 2% with or without loss of TP53 locus was noted in 182 (37.3%) patients and 88.2% of TP53mut t-MN had a VAF ≥10%. TP53mut t-MN with VAF ≥ 10% had a distinct clinical and biological profile compared to both TP53mut VAF < 10% and wild-type TP53 (TP53wt) cases. Notably, TP53mut VAF ≥ 10% had a significantly shorter survival compared to TP53wt (8.3 vs. 21.6 months; P < 0.001), while the survival of TP53mut VAF < 10% was comparable to TP53wt. Within TP53mut VAF ≥ 10% cohort, the inferior outcomes persisted irrespective of the single- or multi-hit status, co-mutation pattern, or treatments received. Finally, survival of TP53mut patients was poor across all the blast categories and MDS patients with >10% blasts had inferior survival compared to <5%. In summary, TP53mut VAF ≥10% signified a clinically and molecularly homogenous cohort regardless of the allelic status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number51
JournalBlood cancer journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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