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Bo Zhang, Shuyuan Wang, Jie Qian, Wenjia Yang, Fangfei Qian, Jun Lu, Yanwei Zhang, Rong Qiao, Baohui Han
BACKGROUND: Two or more different epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations can be detected within a single tumor sample, which represents complex mutations. However, the frequency and efficacy of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatments for patients harboring these mutations are unknown. METHODS: From January 2011 to January 2017, patients diagnosed with EGFR mutations were screened. The effectiveness of TKIs in patients with complex mutations was retrospectively analyzed...
March 15, 2018: Cancer
Z Qi, B Zhang, J Zhang, Q Hu, F Xu, B Chen, C Zhu
Lung cancer, especially non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the world. Both microRNAs and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are important factors in NSCLC. In our study, the expression of miR-30b in 47 tumor tissues and paired normal tissues of NSCLC were detected by RT-PCR, and we found that miR-30b was down-regulated in NSCLC tumor tissues and was associated with TNM stage, differentiation, and lymph node metastases. Then we investigated the ability of miR-30b to regulate EGFR in several NSCLC cell lines, and found that miR-30b inhibited proliferation, migration and invasion, induced apoptosis and enhanced sensitivity of the NSCLC cells to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) by targeting EGFR and repressing EGFR signaling pathways...
2018: Neoplasma
Maudy Walraven, Marjolein Y V Homs, Astrid A M van der Veldt, Henk Dekker, Jose Koldenhof, Richard Honeywell, Arjan Barendrecht, Silvie A E Sebastian, Naomi Parr, Arnold C Koekman, Emile E Voest, Mark Roest, Suzanne J A Korporaal, Henk M W Verheul
INTRODUCTION: At the clinical introduction of antiangiogenic agents as anticancer agents, no major toxicities were expected as merely just endothelial cells (ECs) in tumors would be affected. However, several (serious) toxicities became apparent, of which underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. We investigated to what extent sunitinib (multitargeted antiangiogenic tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)), sorafenib (TKI) and bevacizumab [specific antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)] may impair platelet function, which might explain treatment-related bleedings...
March 12, 2018: Angiogenesis
Malinda Itchins, Stephen Clarke, Nick Pavlakis
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February 2018: Translational Lung Cancer Research
Ching-Yuan Kuo, Po-Nan Wang, Wen-Li Hwang, Cheng-Hwai Tzeng, Li-Yaun Bai, Jih-Luh Tang, Ming-Chih Chang, Sheng-Fung Lin, Tsai-Yun Chen, Yeu-Chin Chen, Tran-Der Tan, Chih-Yi Hsieh, Chinjune Lin, Clinton Lai, Darko Miljkovic, Cheng-Shyong Chang
Background: Nilotinib, a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), is approved for the treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in many countries, including Taiwan. Though a number of controlled clinical trials have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of nilotinib, studies assessing the safety and efficacy of nilotinib in routine clinical practice are limited. Methods: The current study was an open-label, single-arm study conducted across 12 centers in Taiwan in adult patients with CML in chronic or accelerated phase with confirmed Ph+ chromosome (or BCR-ABL) and resistant or intolerant to one or more previous TKIs...
March 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
Yongchang Lai, Zhijian Zhao, Tao Zeng, Xiongfa Liang, Dong Chen, Xiaolu Duan, Guohua Zeng, Wenqi Wu
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the most common subtype of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), and is frequently accompanied by the genetic features of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) loss. VHL loss increases the expression of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) and their targets, including epidermal growth factor (EGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). The primary treatment for metastatic RCC (mRCC) is molecular-targeted therapy, especially anti-angiogenic therapy...
2018: Cancer Cell International
Shubin Li, Hong Yu, Gengyue Zhang
Most non-small cell lung cancer patients with active epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation will eventually acquire drug resistant to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, such as gefitinib, resulting in disease progression, which involves a variety of complex mechanisms. Up to now, the molecular mechanisms of long non-coding RNAs mediated EGFR-TKIs resistance remains poorly understood. This review aims to outline the current state of information on lncRNAs and progress on its role in EGFR-TKIs resistance in non-small cell lung cancer...
February 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Lianfang Ni, Ligong Nie
Targeted therapy of epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKIs) has been the standard modality as first-line treatment of advanced EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The third-generation EGFR-TKIs has been approved to overcome the EGFR T790M mutation in patients resistant to the first-or second-generation TKIs, which brings more survival benefits for patients with advanced NSCLC. Unfortunately, acquired resistance inevitably develops after application of approximately 10 months...
February 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Wei-Neng Feng, Wei-Quan Gu, Ning Zhao, Ying-Ming Pan, Wei Luo, Hua Zhang, Jian-Miao Liang, Jie Yang, Yan-Ming Deng
BACKGROUND: Liquid biopsy is emerging as an important approach for tumor genotyping in non-small cell lung cancer, ddPCR and SuperARMS are both methods with high sensitivity and specificity for detecting EGFR mutation in plasma. We aimed to compare ddPCR and SuperARMS to detect plasma EGFR status in a cohort of advanced NSCLC patients. METHOD: A total of 79 tumor tissues and paired plasma samples were collected. The EGFR mutation status in tissue was tested by ADx-ARMS, matched plasma was detected by ddPCR and SuperARMS, respectively...
March 8, 2018: Translational Oncology
Xiang Cao, Yi Zhou, Hongfang Sun, Miao Xu, Xiaowen Bi, Zhihui Zhao, Binghui Shen, Fengyi Wan, Zhuan Hong, Lei Lan, Lan Luo, Zhigang Guo, Zhimin Yin
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harboring EGFR-activating mutations initially respond to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) and have shown favorable outcomes. However, acquired drug resistance to EGFR-TKIs develops in almost all patients mainly due to the EGFR T790 M mutation. Here, we show that treatment with low-dose EGFR-TKI results in the emergence of the EGFR T790 M mutation and in the reduction of HSP70 protein levels in HCC827 cells. Erlotinib treatment inhibits HSP70 phosphorylation at tyrosine 41 and increases HSP70 ubiquitination, resulting in HSP70 degradation...
March 7, 2018: Cancer Letters
Brian I Rini
Higher concentrations of TKIs such as pazopanib are associated with improved outcomes in advanced RCC. A phase 3 trial failed to show disease-free survival benefit to pazopanib in the adjuvant setting, but improved DFS was seen in patients with higher Ctrough levels, supporting adequate drug exposure for optimal clinical outcome.
March 9, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Fulvio Massaro, Gioia Colafigli, Matteo Molica, Massimo Breccia
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is characterized by a pathognomonic chromosomal translocation, which leads to the fusion of breakpoint cluster region (BCR) and Abelson leukemia virus 1 (ABL1) genes, generating an oncoprotein with deregulated tyrosine kinase activity. Areas covered: In the last two decades, BCR/ABL1 kinase has become the molecular target for tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), a class of drugs that impressively improved overall survival. Despite these results, a proportion of patients experiences resistance to TKIs and need to change treatment...
March 9, 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
Małgorzata Janeczko-Czarnecka, Maryna Krawczuk-Rybak, Irena Karpińska-Derda, Maciej Niedźwiecki, Katarzyna Musioł, Magdalena Ćwiklińska, Katarzyna Drabko, Katarzyna Mycko, Tomasz Ociepa, Katarzyna Pawelec, Danuta Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska, Marek Ussowicz, Blanka Rybka, Renata Ryczan-Krawczyk, Andrzej Kołtan, Grażyna Karolczyk, Agnieszka Zaucha-Prażmo, Wanda Badowska, Krzysztof Kałwak
BACKGROUND: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) constitutes only 2-3% of all leukemias in pediatric patients. Philapelphia chromosome and BCR-ABL fusion are genetic hallmarks of CML, and their presence is crucial for targeted molecular therapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), which replaced hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) as a standard first-line therapy. The disease in pediatric population is rare, and despite molecular and clinical similarities to CML in adults, different approach is needed, due to the long lifetime expectancy and distinct developmental characteristics of affected children...
January 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Pierre Laneuville
Strict criteria for when to stop tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy in clinical practice are not easily defined without an agreement on what probability of achieving a treatment-free remission (TFR) constitutes a medically acceptable standard and consideration of the potential medical risks of continued TKI therapy and/or patient preferences. Patients in sustained deep molecular response (DMR) have no significant chronic myelogenous leukemia-related risk of progression and death, and thus, safety is of paramount importance...
March 8, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Elias Jabbour, Maral DerSarkissian, Mei Sheng Duh, Nora McCormick, Wendy Y Cheng, Lisa J McGarry, Ariadne Souroutzidis, Hui Huang, Susan O'Brien, Farhad Ravandi, Hagop M Kantarjian
INTRODUCTION: Complete molecular response (CMR) and 2- and 3-year overall survival (OS) were compared for patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL) who had undergone front-line combination chemotherapy plus ponatinib versus combination therapy plus earlier generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs; imatinib, dasatinib, and nilotinib). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We identified 26 Ph+ ALL studies: 25 of earlier generation TKIs and 1 of ponatinib...
February 17, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Peter Makhov, Sei Naito, Miki Haifler, Alexander Kutikov, Yanis Boumber, Robert G Uzzo, Vladimir M Kolenko
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common form of kidney cancer. While cure remains exceptionally infrequent in RCC patients with systemic or recurrent disease, current targeted molecular strategies, including multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), notably changed the treatment paradigm of advanced renal cancer. Yet, complete and durable responses have been noted in only a few cases. Our studies reveal that sunitinib triggers two resistance-promoting signaling pathways in RCC cells, which emanate from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response: a PERK-driven ER stress response that induces expression of the pro-tumorigenic cytokines IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-α, and a TRAF2-mediated NF-κB survival program that protects tumor cells against cell death...
March 7, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Xilin Sun, Zunyu Xiao, Gongyan Chen, Zhaoguo Han, Yang Liu, Chongqing Zhang, Yingying Sun, Yan Song, Kai Wang, Fang Fang, Xiance Wang, Yanhong Lin, Lili Xu, Liming Shao, Jin Li, Zhen Cheng, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Baozhong Shen
Tumor heterogeneity and changes in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status over time challenge the design of effective EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment strategies for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop techniques for comprehensive tumor EGFR profiling in real time, particularly in lung cancer precision medicine trials. We report a positron emission tomography (PET) tracer, N -(3-chloro-4-fluorophenyl)-7-(2-(2-(2-(2-18 F-fluoroethoxy) ethoxy) ethoxy) ethoxy)-6-methoxyquinazolin-4-amine (18 F-MPG), with high specificity to activating EGFR mutant kinase...
March 7, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
Massimo Breccia, Robin Foà
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Discontinuation of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CP-CML) patients has become a reality. Treatment-free remission (TFR) is the term that identifies success after discontinuation. RECENT FINDINGS: Several trials have demonstrated that with imatinib about 40% of patients discontinuing treatment in deep and stable molecular response remain disease-free. Second-generation TKIs have improved the rate of deep molecular responses and allowed to increase the percentage of patients attempting treatment discontinuation...
March 6, 2018: Current Oncology Reports
Yu Zhu, Luo Lu, Chun Qiao, Yi Shan, Huapeng Li, Sixuan Qian, Ming Hong, Huihui Zhao, Jianyong Li, Zhongfa Yang, Yaoyu Chen
Resistance to the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) remains a challenge for curing the disease in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients as leukemia cells may survive through BCR-ABL kinase activity-independent signal pathways. To gain insight into BCR-ABL kinase activity-independent mechanisms, we performed an initial bioinformatics screen and followed by a quantitative PCR screen of genes that were elevated in CML samples. A total of 33 candidate genes were identified to be highly expressed in TKIs resistant patients...
March 7, 2018: Oncogene
Sébastien Rinaldetti, Markus Pfirrmann, Kirsi Manz, Joelle Guilhot, Christian Dietz, Panayiotidis Panagiotidis, Birgit Spiess, Wolfgang Seifarth, Alice Fabarius, Martin Müller, Maria Pagoni, Maria Dimou, Jolanta Dengler, Cornelius F Waller, Tim H Brümmendorf, Regina Herbst, Andreas Burchert, Carsten Janβen, Maria Elisabeth Goebeler, Philipp J Jost, Stefan Hanzel, Philippe Schafhausen, Gabriele Prange-Krex, Thomas Illmer, Viktor Janzen, Martine Klausmann, Robert Eckert, Gerd Büschel, Alexander Kiani, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, François-Xavier Mahon, Susanne Saussele
INTRODUCTION: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) can safely be discontinued in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients with sustained deep molecular response. ABCG2 (breast cancer resistance protein), OCT1 (organic cation transporter 1), and ABCB1 (multidrug resistance protein 1) gene products are known to play a crucial role in acquired pharmacogenetic TKI resistance. Their influence on treatment-free remission (TFR) has not yet been investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RNA was isolated on the last day of TKI intake from peripheral blood leukocytes of 132 chronic phase CML patients who discontinued TKI treatment within the European Stop Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Study trial...
February 8, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
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