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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624922/targeting-the-pd-1-pd-l1-immune-checkpoint-in-egfr-mutated-or-alk-translocated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#1
Olivier Bylicki, Nicolas Paleiron, Jacques Margery, Florian Guisier, Alain Vergnenegre, Gilles Robinet, Jean-Bernard Auliac, Radj Gervais, Christos Chouaid
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, notably antibodies targeting programmed death-1 (PD-1) and programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1), have modified the management of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Several PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors have been approved by health authorities for this indication and others are in clinical development. However, only a subset of patients truly benefits from these agents. For patients with mutated EGFR or translocated ALK NSCLC, for whom an immune checkpoint inhibitor can be prescribed after progression on tyrosine kinase inhibitors and chemotherapy, information is scarce and sometimes contradictory...
June 18, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624921/lung-adenocarcinoma-survival-in-egfr-mutated-african-caribbean-patients-a-multicenter-study-in-the-french-west-indies
#2
Nicolas Leduc, Vincent Atallah, Moustapha Agossou, Vincent Vinh-Hung, Mathieu Orre, Paul Sargos, Vincent Molinie
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Shorter survival has been repeatedly reported for patients of African ancestry. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that this gap could be a consequence of socio-economic disparities instead of genetic specificities. However, those results were obtained in a pre-targeted therapies era and the effect of tyrosine kinase inhibitors targeting EGFR are not known in this population. OBJECTIVE: In this French West Indies study, we report overall survival (OS) in a frequently mutated population treated for lung adenocarcinoma within an equal-access healthcare system...
June 18, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620691/biomarkers-for-the-management-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-we-are-not-there-yet
#3
Daniel P Petrylak, E David Crawford
In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the number of approved therapies that increase survival of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer. Current treatment guidelines provide therapeutic management recommendations, but these are primarily based on clinical factors such as performance status or site of metastasis (bone vs. visceral), and not on underlying molecular or cellular features of disease that may predict response. The ability to tailor treatment based on molecular or cellular features of disease could potentially reduce the occurrence of unnecessary side effects and ineffective treatments, and thereby reduce both direct and indirect medical costs...
June 16, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620690/acquired-resistance-to-erlotinib-in-egfr-mutation-positive-lung-adenocarcinoma-among-hispanics-clicap
#4
Andrés F Cardona, Oscar Arrieta, Martín Ignacio Zapata, Leonardo Rojas, Beatriz Wills, Noemí Reguart, Niki Karachaliou, Hernán Carranza, Carlos Vargas, Jorge Otero, Pilar Archila, Claudio Martín, Luis Corrales, Mauricio Cuello, Carlos Ortiz, Luis E Pino, Rafael Rosell, Zyanya Lucia Zatarain-Barrón
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer harboring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and treated with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) all eventually develop acquired resistance to the treatment, with half of the patients developing EGFR T790M resistance mutations. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess histological and clinical characteristics and survival outcomes in Hispanic EGFR mutated lung cancer patients after disease progression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: EGFR mutation-positive lung cancer patients (n = 34) with acquired resistance to the EGFR-TKI erlotinib were identified from 2011 to 2015...
June 15, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589492/a-phase-1-study-of-ly2874455-an-oral-selective-pan-fgfr-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#5
Michael Michael, Yung-Jue Bang, Young Suk Park, Yoon-Koo Kang, Tae Min Kim, Oday Hamid, Donald Thornton, Sonya C Tate, Eyas Raddad, Jeanne Tie
BACKGROUND: We report here a phase 1 study of LY2874455, a potent oral selective pan-fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitor. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to determine the recommended phase 2 dosing (RP2D). Secondary objectives included determining toxicity, antitumor activity, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties of LY2874455. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study comprised two parts: (a) dose escalation with 3 + 3 cohorts in patients with solid tumors and (b) dose-expansion cohorts in patients with gastric cancer (GC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
June 6, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589491/synthesis-and-characterization-of-novel-bmi1-inhibitors-targeting-cellular-self-renewal-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Monica Bartucci, Mohamed S Hussein, Eric Huselid, Kathleen Flaherty, Michele Patrizii, Saurabh V Laddha, Cindy Kui, Rachel A Bigos, John A Gilleran, Mervat M S El Ansary, Mona A M Awad, S David Kimball, David J Augeri, Hatem E Sabaawy
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents one of the most lethal cancers worldwide due to therapy resistance and disease recurrence. Tumor relapse following treatment could be driven by the persistence of liver cancer stem-like cells (CSCs). The protein BMI1 is a member of the polycomb epigenetic factors governing cellular self-renewal, proliferation, and stemness maintenance. BMI1 expression also correlates with poor patient survival in various cancer types. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to elucidate the extent to which BMI1 can be used as a potential therapeutic target for CSC eradication in HCC...
June 6, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580507/retrospective-evaluation-of-thromboembolism-risk-in-ovarian-cancer-patients-treated-with-bevacizumab
#7
Anna Kuk, Magdalena Magnowska, Wiktor Suchy, Joanna Swierczynska, Mikolaj Piotr Zaborowski, Michal Gaca, Ewa Nowak-Markwitz
BACKGROUND: Bevacizumab is used in addition to standard, platinum-based chemotherapy to treat advanced-stage ovarian cancer patients. Thrombosis is a well-documented adverse effect of bevacizumab. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify predictive parameters for thromboembolic events in ovarian cancer patients and to explain how bevacizumab increases the risk of these events. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven FIGO stage III ovarian cancer patients who underwent cytoreductive surgery and chemotherapy were identified and included in this retrospective study...
June 4, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580506/prolonged-overall-treatment-time-and-lack-of-skin-rash-negatively-impact-overall-survival-in-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-treated-with-radiotherapy-and-concomitant-cetuximab
#8
Julien Roman, Gurvan Dissaux, Maelenn Gouillou, Yves Gobel, Gael Potard, Jean-Christophe Leclere, Virginie Conan-Charlet, Dorothy Gujral, Ronan Abgral, Briac Guibourg, Olivier Pradier, Ulrike Schick
BACKGROUND: Cetuximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody against EGFR sensitizes tumors to radiotherapy (RT), but is associated with skin and mucosal toxicity. OBJECTIVE: We report outcomes and tolerance of definitive RT in association with cetuximab in patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma (LASCC) of the head and neck. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2006 and 2011, 92 consecutive patients with LASCC of the head and neck were treated with RT and concomitant weekly cetuximab...
June 3, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550387/correlation-of-c-met-expression-with-pd-l1-expression-in-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-treated-by-sunitinib-first-line-therapy
#9
Solène-Florence Kammerer-Jacquet, Sarah Medane, Karim Bensalah, Jean-Christophe Bernhard, Mokrane Yacoub, Frantz Dupuis, Alain Ravaud, Grégory Verhoest, Romain Mathieu, Benoit Peyronnet, Angélique Brunot, Brigitte Laguerre, Alexandra Lespagnol, Jean Mosser, Frédéric Dugay, Marc-Antoine Belaud-Rotureau, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq
BACKGROUND: Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is highly metastatic. Cabozantinib, an anti-angiogenic tyrosine kinase inhibitor that targets c-MET, provided interesting results in metastatic ccRCC treatment. OBJECTIVE: To understand better the role of c-MET in ccRCC, we assessed its status in a population of patients with metastatic ccRCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: For this purpose, tumor samples were analyzed for c-MET expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC), for c-MET copy number alterations by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and for c-MET mutations by next generation sequencing (NGS) in a retrospective cohort of 90 primary ccRCC of patients with metastases treated by first-line sunitinib...
May 26, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540478/immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-induced-colitis-diagnosis-and-management
#10
REVIEW
Caroline Prieux-Klotz, Marie Dior, Diane Damotte, Johann Dreanic, Bertrand Brieau, Catherine Brezault, Vered Abitbol, Stanislas Chaussade, Romain Coriat
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are monoclonal antibodies indicated for an increasing number of malignant diseases. These agents can cause specific side effects, which need to be anticipated while clear patterns of management need to be established. Immune checkpoint inhibitor-mediated gastrointestinal side effects, including diarrhea and colitis, occur in up to 30% of patients. Severe colitis can lead to severe dehydration or intestinal perforation. Endoscopic lesions and histopathological features of immune checkpoint inhibitor-induced colitis are similar to an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flare...
May 24, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527094/circulating-tumor-dna-measurement-by-picoliter-droplet-based-digital-pcr-and-vemurafenib-plasma-concentrations-in-patients-with-advanced-braf-mutated-melanoma
#11
Fanny Garlan, Benoit Blanchet, Nora Kramkimel, Alicja Puszkiel, Jean-Louis Golmard, Gaelle Noe, Nicolas Dupin, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Michel Vidal, Valerie Taly, Audrey Thomas-Schoemann
BACKGROUND: Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) has been reported as a prognostic marker in melanoma. In BRAF V600-mutant melanoma, a plasma under-exposure to vemurafenib could favor emerging resistance but no biological data are available to support this hypothesis. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the relationship between vemurafenib plasma concentrations and the ctDNA plasma concentration during follow-up of BRAF-mutated melanoma patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven patients treated with single-agent vemurafenib for advanced BRAF V600-mutant melanoma were analyzed in an exploratory monocentric study...
May 19, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508152/detection-of-her2-amplification-in-circulating-tumor-cells-of-her2-negative-gastric-cancer-patients
#12
Yuji Mishima, Satoshi Matsusaka, Keisho Chin, Mariko Mikuniya, Sayuri Minowa, Tomoko Takayama, Harumi Shibata, Ryoko Kuniyoshi, Mariko Ogura, Yasuhito Terui, Nobuyuki Mizunuma, Kiyohiko Hatake
A key to the successful use of targeted cancer therapy is the ability to preselect patients who are likely to benefit from the treatment according to molecular markers. Assessment for predicting therapy response is mostly done using tumor biopsies. However, these might not truly represent all of the patient's malignant cells because of tumor heterogeneity and/or clonal evolution during disease progression. One potential strategy that can complement primary tumor biopsy is the analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs)...
May 15, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493025/crnde-expression-positively-correlates-with-egfr-activation-and-modulates-glioma-cell-growth
#13
Karrie Mei-Yee Kiang, Xiao-Qin Zhang, Grace Pingde Zhang, Ning Li, Stephen Yin Cheng, Ming-Wai Poon, Jenny Kan-Suen Pu, Wai-Man Lui, Gilberto Ka-Kit Leung
BACKGROUND: The long non-coding RNA CRNDE has emerged as an important regulator in carcinogenesis and cancer progression. While CRNDE has previously been found to be the most highly upregulated lncRNA in glioma, detailed information on its roles in regulating cancer cell growth remains limited. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we aimed at exploring the functional roles and underlying mechanisms of CRNDE in glioma. METHODS: We applied microarray data analysis to determine the prognostic significance of CRNDE in glioma patients and its correlation with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activation...
May 11, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478525/novel-insights-into-the-treatment-of-imatinib-resistant-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#14
César Serrano, Suzanne George, Claudia Valverde, David Olivares, Alfonso García-Valverde, Cristina Suárez, Rafael Morales-Barrera, Joan Carles
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) have emerged as a compelling clinical and biological model for the rational development of therapeutic strategies targeting critical oncogenic events over the past two decades. Oncogenic activation of KIT or PDGFRA receptor tyrosine kinases is the crucial driver for GIST tumor initiation, transformation, and cancer cell proliferation. Three tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) with KIT inhibitory activity - imatinib, sunitinib, and regorafenib - are approved to treat advanced GIST and have successfully exploited this addiction to KIT oncogenic signaling, demonstrating remarkable activity in a disease that historically had no successful systemic therapy options...
May 7, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474278/cancer-immunotherapy-with-cytokine-induced-killer-cells
#15
Juan J Mata-Molanes, Manuel Sureda González, Belén Valenzuela Jiménez, Elena Mª Martínez Navarro, Antonio Brugarolas Masllorens
Cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells form under certain stimulation conditions in cultures of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). They are a heterogeneous immune cell population and contain a high percentage of cells with a mixed T-NK phenotype (CD3+CD56+). The ready availability of a lymphocyte source, together with the high proliferative rate and potent anti-tumor activity of CIK cells, has allowed their use as immunotherapy in a wide variety of neoplasms. Cytotoxicity mediated by CD3+CD56+ T cells depends on the major histocompatibility antigen (MHC)-independent recognition of tumor cells and the activation of signaling pathways through the natural killer group 2 member D (NKG2D) cell-surface receptor...
May 4, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361451/long-term-duration-of-first-line-axitinib-treatment-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma
#16
Brian I Rini, Victor Gruenwald, Eric Jonasch, Mayer N Fishman, Yoshihiko Tomita, M Dror Michaelson, Jamal Tarazi, Laura Cisar, Subramanian Hariharan, Angel H Bair, Brad Rosbrook, Thomas E Hutson
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a retrospective analysis of two clinical trials in treatment-naïve patients (n = 402) with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treated with axitinib. Our objective was to compare duration of treatment (DT) and clinical outcome in patients who achieved DT >18 months (longer DT) versus ≤18 months (shorter DT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: DT, objective response rate (ORR), tumor shrinkage, and overall survival (OS) were summarized for patients with longer and shorter DT...
March 30, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353074/gemcitabine-in-combination-with-a-second-cytotoxic-agent-in-the-first-line-treatment-of-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Xiu-Wei Zhang, Yu-Xiang Ma, Yang Sun, Yu-Bo Cao, Qin Li, Chong-An Xu
BACKGROUND: It remains controversial whether the addition of a second cytotoxic agent can further improve the therapeutic effect of gemcitabine monotherapy in advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer (LA/MPC). OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine-based doublet chemotherapy regimens compared to single-agent gemcitabine in the first-line treatment of unresectable LA/MPC...
March 29, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353073/erratum-to-ongoing-response-in-braf-v600e-mutant-melanoma-after-cessation-of-intermittent-vemurafenib-therapy-a-case-report
#18
Andrew J Dooley, Avinash Gupta, Mark R Middleton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504299/what-we-know-about-stage-ii-and-iii-colon-cancer-it-s-still-not-enough
#19
Alberto Puccini, Martin D Berger, Wu Zhang, Heinz-Josef Lenz
The introduction of oxaliplatin as adjuvant treatment for stage III colon cancer in 2004 has been the last practice changing progress in adjuvant treatment for patients with early colon cancer. Since then, many prognostic and predictive biomarkers have been studied, but only DNA mismatch repair status has been validated as having an important prognostic value. Accordingly, TNM and clinical-pathological patterns, such as pT4 lesions and lymph node sampling <12 nodes, are the main factors that guide physicians' choice regarding adjuvant treatment...
June 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488183/palbociclib-a-review-in-hr-positive-her2-negative-advanced-or-metastatic-breast-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Esther S Kim, Lesley J Scott
Oral palbociclib (Ibrance®) is a first-in-class, highly selective inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 (i.e. a CDK4/6 inhibitor). It is indicated for the treatment of women with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer, in combination with an aromatase inhibitor as initial endocrine-based therapy, and in combination with fulvestrant (with or without a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist) in those previously treated with endocrine therapy. In clinical trials, palbociclib in combination with letrozole as initial endocrine-based therapy in postmenopausal women (PALOMA-1 and PALOMA-2), or in combination with fulvestrant in pre-, peri-, or postmenopausal women with disease progression after endocrine therapy (PALOMA-3), significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) and improved clinical benefit response (CBR) rates...
May 9, 2017: Targeted Oncology
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