A case report of small bowel adenocarcinoma with liver metastases: genetic profiling and clinical management

Wael Abdullah Sultan Ali, Weixing Liu, Yuanyuan Xiao, Juemin Fang, Qing Xu


Small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) is a rare cancer. Optimal treatment regimens have not been established for SBA. This is due in part to the low disease incidence and subsequently, the lack of large, properly designed, randomized clinical trials. In this study, we present a case of an advanced small bowel adenocarcinoma patient with a prolonged progression-free survival of more than 3 years. Genetic profiling of this patient was used to predict prognosis and guide clinical management of the disease. The patient was treated with bevacizumab in combination with XELOX based on her genetic background and our experience in treating colorectal cancer. This treatment strategy, which was tolerable and effective, may be considered as a viable therapeutic strategy for the treatment of metastatic SBA.