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Shuyang Yao, Xiuyi Zhi, Ruotian Wang, Kun Qian, Mu Hu, Yi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations occur in about 50% of Asian patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with advanced NSCLC and EGFR mutations derive clinical benefit from treatment with EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). This study assessed the efficacy and safety of adjuvant icotinib without chemotherapy in EGFR-mutated NSCLC patients undergoing resection of stage IB-IIIA. METHODS: Our retrospective study enrolled 20 patients treated with icotinib as adjuvant therapy...
September 2016: Thoracic Cancer
Kana Kataoka, Eiji Osaka, Tetsuo Shimizu, Yuki Okamura, Yukihiro Yoshida, Yasuaki Tokuhashi
Metastasis of lung cancer to soft tissue is rare and patient outcomes are generally poor. There are no reports describing soft tissue metastasis in lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), in which gefitinib treatment was effective not only for the primary tumor but also the metastatic lesion. A 61-year-old Asian woman presented to our facility with pain and a mass in the brachium. An additional tumor was identified in the lung. As we suspected soft tissue metastasis of lung cancer, an incisional biopsy was performed, yielding a diagnosis of SCC...
June 13, 2016: Thoracic Cancer
Lindsay P Osborn, Philip R Cohen
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors are biological factors used in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLC) that are positive for EGFR mutations. Afatinib is one such drug that has been approved for use in this capacity. Cutaneous toxicity is the second most commonly reported adverse event with the use of afatinib. A 39-year-old woman with inoperative right lung adenocarcinoma was initially treated with afatinib. She not only developed a severe papulopustular eruption but also had a dramatic reduction of her tumor...
September 1, 2016: Curēus
Octavio Caba, Antonio Irigoyen, Cristina Jimenez-Luna, Manuel Benavides, Francisco M Ortuño, Javier Gallego, Ignacio Rojas, Carmen Guillen-Ponce, Carolina Torres, Enrique Aranda, Jose Prados
Erlotinib is an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor that showed activity against pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). The drug's most frequently reported side effect as a result of EGFR inhibition is skin rash (SR), a symptom which has been associated with a better therapeutic response to the drug. Gene expression profiling can be used as a tool to predict which patients will develop this important cutaneous manifestation. The aim of the present study was to identify which genes may influence the appearance of SR in PDAC patients...
October 6, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
Bernd Tischer, Renate Huber, Matthias Kraemer, Mario E Lacouture
PURPOSE: As epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors are associated with a variety of dermatologic adverse events (dAEs), the purpose of this study was to develop an overview of current knowledge of dAEs associated with EGFR inhibitors and to identify knowledge gaps regarding incidence, treatment, impact on quality of life (QOL), and patient acceptance. METHOD: A structured literature search was conducted using MEDLINE/PubMed (January 1983 to January 2014)...
October 7, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
U Leiter, R Gutzmer, M Alter, C Ulrich, A S Lonsdorf, M M Sachse, U Hillen
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin accounts for 20 % of non-melanoma skin cancer and is one of the most frequent types of cancer in Caucasian populations. Diagnosis is based on the clinical features and should be histopathologically confirmed to adequately address the prognosis and treatment. Complete surgical excision with histopathological control of excision margins is the gold standard in the treatment of primary SCC. Sentinel lymph node biopsies (SLNB) can be considered in SCC with a tumor thickness of >6 mm but there is currently no evidence concerning prognostic and therapeutic effects...
September 28, 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
XinGang Lu, HongFu Qiu, Liu Yang, JieYing Zhang, ShuJie Ma, Lan Zhen
Cyasterone was demonstrated potential inhibition effect in mouse skin carcinoma cells in published report. However, the molecular mechanisms of the cyasterone on cells remain unknown. Herein, we investigated the effects of cyasterone-induced apoptosis in A549 and MGC823 cells in vitro. MTT assay showed that cyasterone caused a significantly decreasing of the proliferation of A549 and MGC823 cells in a time-and dose-dependent manner with IC50 values of 38.50±3.73μg/mL on A549 cells and 32.96±1.24μg/mL on MGC823 cells at 48h, respectively...
September 23, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Etienne Giroux Leprieur, Alexis B Cortot, Jacques Cadranel, Marie Wislez
The acquisition of a resistance EGFR mutation in exon 20 (T790M) occurs in half of the cases of secondary resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI), given in first-line treatment in advanced EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). Osimertinib (AZD9291, Tagrisso(®)) is a third-generation, irreversible EGFR TKI, active in case of T790M mutation. A large phase I trial showed the efficacy of osimertinib after failure of first-generation EGFR TKI (erlotinib, gefitinib), with response rate at 51% and up to 61% in case of T790M mutation...
September 15, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
Minehiko Inomata, Kazuki Shimokawa, Kotaro Tokui, Chihiro Taka, Seisuke Okazawa, Kenta Kambara, Toru Yamada, Toshiro Miwa, Ryuji Hayashi, Tatsuhiko Kashii, Shoko Matsui, Kazuyuki Tobe
AIM: We conducted a retrospective study to investigate the frequency of appetite loss during treatment with epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) in elderly patients, aged 75 years or older, with non-small cell lung cancer harboring EGFR gene mutations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of a total of 64 patients, including 39 relatively young (hereinafter, younger) patients and 25 elderly patients were analyzed. RESULTS: Appetite loss of all grades (p=0...
September 2016: Anticancer Research
Kitako Tabata, Eriko Sugano, Fumika Murakami, Tetsuro Yamashita, Taku Ozaki, Hiroshi Tomita
Various serotypes of adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors have been used for gene therapy and as research tools. Among these serotypes, the AAV type 2 vector has been used successfully in human gene therapies. However, the transduction efficiency of AAV2 depends on the cell type, and this poses a problem in the efficacy of gene therapy. To improve the transduction efficiency of AAV2, we designed a small peptide consisting of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor peptide and the HIV-Tat sequence Tat-Y1068...
September 30, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Magdalena Zaborowska-Szmit, Dariusz M Kowalski, Aleksandra Piórek, Maciej Krzakowski, Sebastian Szmit
BACKGROUND: Progression of lung cancer is associated with some abnormalities in coagulation. The aim of the study was to determine the predictive and prognostic value of changes in D-dimer concentration in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients on anti-EGFR targeted therapy. METHODS: The analysis included fifty two NSCLC patients treated with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs): erlotinib or gefitinib. All clinical data were collected before treatment and after 2 cycles (60days) of therapy and correlated with progression free and overall survival (PFS, OS)...
July 20, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Masayuki Shirasawa, Masaru Kubotaa, Shinya Harada, Hideyuki Niwa, Seiichiro Kusuhara, Masashi Kasajima, Yasuhiro Hiyoshi, Mikiko Ishihara, Satoshi Igawa, Noriyuki Masuda
Alectinib has been approved for the treatment of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangement-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer. In terms of adverse effects, the occurrence of a severe skin rash induced by alectinib is reportedly rare, compared with the occurrence of skin rash induced by epithelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs). In the present case report, a 76-year-old woman with ALK-positive lung adenocarcinoma experienced disease progression after undergoing first-line chemotherapy...
September 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Franziska Rademacher, Maren Simanski, Lena Schröder, Michael Mildner, Jürgen Harder
The ribonuclease RNase 7 is a major skin-derived human antimicrobial protein expressed in keratinocytes. Here we show that the gram-negative pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa secretes factor(s) that induced RNase 7 gene and protein expression in human primary keratinocytes. The metalloprotease inhibitor marimastat, the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor AG1478 and the EGFR blocking antibody cetuximab significantly attenuated this induction indicating an important role of the EGFR for the P. aeruginosa-mediated RNase 7 induction...
August 11, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
Jin S Im, Amanda C Herrmann, Chantale Bernatchez, Cara Haymaker, Jeffrey J Molldrem, Waun Ki Hong, Roman Perez-Soler
Skin toxicity is the most common toxicity caused by Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) inhibitors, and has been associated with clinical efficacy. As EGFR inhibitors enhance the expression of antigen presenting molecules in affected skin keratinocytes, they may concurrently facilitate neo-antigen presentation in lung cancer tumor cells contributing to anti-tumor immunity. Here, we investigated the modulatory effect of the EGFR inhibitor, erlotinib on antigen presenting molecules and PD-L1, prominent immune checkpoint protein, of skin keratinocytes and lung cancer cell lines to delineate the link between EGFR signaling pathway inhibition and potential anti-tumor immunity...
2016: PloS One
Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz, Gaël Deplanque, Yoshito Komatsu, Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, Janja Ocvirk, Patrizia Racca, Silke Guenther, Jun Zhang, Mario E Lacouture, Aminah Jatoi
: : Inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is an established treatment that extends patient survival across a variety of tumor types. EGFR inhibitors fall into two main categories: anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab and panitumumab, and first-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors, such as afatinib, gefitinib, and erlotinib. Skin reactions are the most common EGFR inhibitor-attributable adverse event, resulting in papulopustular (acneiform) eruptions that can be painful and debilitating, and which may potentially have a negative impact on patients' quality of life and social functioning, as well as a negative impact on treatment duration...
July 22, 2016: Oncologist
Silvana Sandri, Fernanda Faião-Flores, Manoela Tiago, Paula Comune Pennacchi, Renato Ramos Massaro, Débora Kristina Alves-Fernandes, Gustavo Noriz Berardinelli, Adriane Feijó Evangelista, Vinicius de Lima Vazquez, Rui Manuel Reis, Silvya Stuchi Maria-Engler
The BRAF(V600E) mutation confers constitutive kinase activity and accounts for >90% of BRAF mutations in melanoma. This genetic alteration is a current therapeutic target; however, the antitumorigenic effects of the BRAF(V600E) inhibitor vemurafenib are short-lived and the majority of patients present tumor relapse in a short period after treatment. Characterization of vemurafenib resistance has been essential to the efficacy of next generation therapeutic strategies. Herein, we found that acute BRAF inhibition induced a decrease in active MMP-2, MT1-MMP and MMP-9, but did not modulate the metalloproteinase inhibitors TIMP-2 or RECK in naïve melanoma cells...
September 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Stuart H Yuspa, Annalisa M VanHook
This Podcast features an interview with Stuart Yuspa, senior author of a Research Article that appears in the 21 June 2016 issue of Science Signaling, about how activation of the receptor tyrosine kinase MET stimulates the formation of squamous cell carcinoma in the skin. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is produced by mesenchymal cells and stimulates MET, which is present on the surface of epithelial cells. HGF-MET signaling directs the proliferation and migration of epithelial cells during the development of various organs and is important during wound healing...
2016: Science Signaling
Daniela Lulli, Maria Luigia Carbone, Saveria Pastore
The Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) is centrally involved in the regulation of key processes of the epithelia, including cell proliferation, survival, differentiation, and also tumorigenesis. Humanized antibodies and small-molecule inhibitors targeting EGFR were developed to disrupt these functions in cancer cells and are currently used in the treatment of diverse metastatic epithelial cancers. By contrast, these drugs possess significant skin-specific toxic effects, comprising the establishment of a persistent inflammatory milieu...
June 14, 2016: Oncotarget
Martin Holcmann, Maria Sibilia
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a receptor tyrosine kinase that is frequently mutated or overexpressed in a large number of tumors such as carcinomas or glioblastoma. Inhibitors of EGFR activation have been successfully established for the therapy of some cancers and are more and more frequently being used as first or later line therapies. Although the side effects induced by inhibitors of EGFR are less severe than those observed with classic cytotoxic chemotherapy and can usually be handled by out-patient care, they may still be a cause for dose reduction or discontinuation of treatment that can reduce the effectiveness of antitumor therapy...
October 2015: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
Teresa Fu, Sumaira Z Aasi, S Tyler Hollmig
Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common malignancy in the USA, with cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCCs) constituting approximately 20 % of all NMSC. While cSCCs typically behave in an indolent fashion and can be cured with local destructive or surgical methods, a small subset metastasizes and induces significant morbidity and mortality. Identifying and aggressively treating these "high-risk" cSCCs (HRcSCCs) is thus paramount. Recent improvements in staging cSCCs appear to offer better risk stratification than earlier staging criteria...
July 2016: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
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