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Bing Liu, Maoxi Yuan, Yi Sun, Ziming Cheng, Zaiyong Zhang, Shizheng Hou, Xiangdong Wang, Jingfeng Liu
Background: Two anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (-TKIs) have been approved for the treatment of patients with ALK-rearranged (ALK-positive) advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Severe hepatotoxicity has been observed in several clinical studies. We aim to assess the incidence and risk of liver toxicity with these drugs by a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials. Materials and Methods: The databases of PubMed, Web of Science and abstracts presented at oncology conferences' proceedings were searched for relevant studies from January 2000 to January 2017...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Francesco Facchinetti, Paola Bordi, Paola Bini, Livia Bidin, Roberta Camisa, Marcello Tiseo
INTRODUCTION: Several reports attest the feasibility and the favorable outcomes of kinase inhibitors administration through feeding tubes or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies (PEG), mainly in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients exposed to first-generation compounds. Here we present the case of an ALK-positive NSCLC patient who achieved cerebral and extra-cranial disease response with ceritinib (a novel ALK inhibitor) administered through a nasogastric tube (NGT). We moreover provide a review gathering clinical successes obtained with targeted agents intake through NGT or PEG...
February 12, 2018: Current Drug Targets
Jianchun Duan, Xiaodan Yang, Jun Zhao, Minglei Zhuo, Zhijie Wang, Tongtong An, Hua Bai, Jie Wang
Background: The purpose of our research was to determine the correlation of amplification, protein expression and somatic mutation of c-MET in IIIb-IV stage NSCLC (Non-small cell lung cancer). We also explored correlation of c-MET variation with clinical outcome. Results: c-MET expression was observed in 28.6% (56/196) cases, and among those 13.8% (27/196) were shown to be FISH positive. Only 2.67% patients in this study carried the c-MET mutation. Cases with c-MET FISH positive were all IHC positive ,but in IHC positive cases, only half were FISH positive...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Jessica J Lin, Viola W Zhu, Satoshi Yoda, Beow Y Yeap, Alexa B Schrock, Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack, Nicholas A Jessop, Ginger Y Jiang, Long P Le, Kyle Gowen, Philip J Stephens, Jeffrey S Ross, Siraj M Ali, Vincent A Miller, Melissa L Johnson, Christine M Lovly, Aaron N Hata, Justin F Gainor, Anthony J Iafrate, Alice T Shaw, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou
Purpose Advanced anaplastic lymphoma kinase ( ALK) fusion-positive non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) are effectively treated with ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However, clinical outcomes in these patients vary, and the benefit of TKIs is limited as a result of acquired resistance. Emerging data suggest that the ALK fusion variant may affect clinical outcome, but the molecular basis for this association is unknown. Patients and Methods We identified 129 patients with ALK-positive NSCLC with known ALK variants...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Ryohei Katayama
The anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene encodes a receptor tyrosine kinase, and many kinds of ALK fusion genes have been found in a variety of carcinomas. There is almost no detectable expression of ALK in adults. However, through ALK gene rearrangement, the resultant ALK fusion protein is aberrantly overexpressed and dimerized through the oligomerization domains, such as the coiled-coil domain, in the fusion partner that induce abnormal constitutive activation of ALK tyrosine kinase. This results in dysregulated cell proliferation...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Science
Roberto Ferrara, Laura Mezquita, Benjamin Besse
The treatment paradigm of NSCLC underwent a major revolution during the course of 2017. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) brought remarkable improvements in response and overall survival both in unselected pretreated patients and in untreated patients with programmed death ligand 1 expression of 50% or more. Furthermore, compelling preliminary results were reported for new combinations of anti-programmed cell death 1/programmed death ligand 1 agents with chemotherapy or anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated protein 4 inhibitors...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Zhichao Liu, Youting Bao, Butuo Li, Xindong Sun, Linlin Wang
BACKGROUND: Advanced ALK-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients will develop acquired resistance after anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitors therapies. Vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) production and tumor vessel formation were found to be more significantly enriched in ALK-rearrangement NSCLC than that in epidermal growth factor receptor or Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene mutated NSCLC. However, the correlation between ALK rearrangement and the efficacy of bevacizumab (a recombinant humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody targeting VEGF-A) was still elusive...
January 9, 2018: Clinical and Translational Medicine
Paolo Borghetti, Marco Lorenzo Bonù, Elisa Roca, Sara Pedretti, Emiliano Salah, Anna Baiguini, Diana Greco, Luca Triggiani, Marta Maddalo, Niccolò Giaj Levra, Filippo Alongi, Stefano Maria Magrini, Michela Buglione
AIM: To investigate the role of conventional radiotherapy (RT) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in patients with epidermal growth factor (EGFR)-mutant or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with EGFR-mutated or ALK rearrangement-positive NSCLC were treated at our Institution. Radiotherapy was delivered before, after or concomitantly with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs)...
January 2018: In Vivo
Balaji Chandrasekaran, Ashish Tyagi, Arun K Sharma, Lu Cai, Murali Ankem, Chendil Damodaran
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activation events and the mammalian target of rampamycin (mTOR) are considered important therapeutic targets in alleviating cancer conditions. The current treatment paradigm has shifted to personalized treatment strategies with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitors, due to low survival rates in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in terms of the prevailing platinum-based therapy. In the present study, we examined the anticancer potential of Verrucarin J (VJ), a small molecule, in NSCLC cell lines (H460 and A549)...
September 2017: Genes & Cancer
Benedetta Pellegrino, Francesco Facchinetti, Paola Bordi, Mario Silva, Letizia Gnetti, Marcello Tiseo
Lung toxicity is a potential fatal effect involving non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients exposed to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Moving from our experience regarding a patient who developed lung toxicity while receiving 2 different anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-TKIs, we performed a systematic review to assess the epidemiologic magnitude and the clinical significance of such toxicity in NSCLC patients treated with ALK-TKIs. Studies were identified using MEDLINE and additional sources (European Society for Medical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and World Conference on Lung Cancer abstracts) in agreement with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses and Cochrane guidelines...
March 2018: Clinical Lung Cancer
Ping Liu, Yuhua Wu, Lijuan Zhou, Na Qin, Quan Zhang, Hui Zhang, Xi Li, Xinyong Zhang, Jialin Lv, Xinjie Yang, Jinghui Wang, Shucai Zhang
BACKGROUND: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been transformed from the treatment according to histological type to genotype treatment model. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) genes are the most important drivers in lung cancer. The aim of this study is to explore the clinical characteristics and prognostic factors of patients with advanced NSCLC with different genotypes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 553 advanced NSCLC patients with EGFR mutations and ALK positive who were hospitalized in the Beijing Chest Hospital from July 2004 to December 2015, and the independent prognostic factors of patients were analyzed by Cox proportional hazards regression model...
November 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Amanda Tufman, Kathrin Kahnert, Thomas Duell, Diego Kauffmann-Guerrero, Katrin Milger, Christian Schneider, Julia Stump, Zulfiya Syunyaeva, Rudolf Maria Huber, Simone Reu
Background: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have improved response rates in some patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and testing for EGFR mutation and ALK translocation is recommended for all patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma. The frequency of driver mutations in elderly and very elderly patients has not been described. Patients and methods: We reviewed EGFR and ALK in patients over the age of 70 years diagnosed and treated at our center in 2015 (subgroups: 70-74, 75-79 and >80 years)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
Martin Faehling, Birgit Schwenk, Sebastian Kramberg, Robert Eckert, Anna-Lena Volckmar, Albrecht Stenzinger, Jörn Sträter
Introduction: Oncogenic driver mutations activating EGFR, ALK, or BRAF in NSCLC predict sensitivity to specific tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs). We provide data on prevalence, treatment and survival of driver-mutation positive NSCLC in a predominantly Caucasian population in routine clinical practice. Patients and Methods: NSCLC patients diagnosed from 2006-2015 with an EGFR-test result were included (n=265). Testing for EGFR, ALK, or BRAF was performed if specific TKI therapy was considered...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Alice T Shaw, Enriqueta Felip, Todd M Bauer, Benjamin Besse, Alejandro Navarro, Sophie Postel-Vinay, Justin F Gainor, Melissa Johnson, Jorg Dietrich, Leonard P James, Jill S Clancy, Joseph Chen, Jean-François Martini, Antonello Abbattista, Benjamin J Solomon
BACKGROUND: Most patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged or ROS proto-oncogene 1 (ROS1)-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are sensitive to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy, but resistance invariably develops, commonly within the CNS. This study aimed to analyse the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetic properties of lorlatinib, a novel, highly potent, selective, and brain-penetrant ALK and ROS1 TKI with preclinical activity against most known resistance mutations, in patients with advanced ALK-positive or ROS1-positive NSCLC...
December 2017: Lancet Oncology
Kazutaka Kakinuma, Hazime Tsuruoka, Kei Morikawa, Naoki Furuya, Takeo Inoue, Teruomi Miyazawa, Masamichi Mineshita
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have revealed a reduction in the skeletal muscle area in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after chemotherapy. EGFR and ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-based therapies are less cytotoxic than chemotherapy, but differences in skeletal muscle mass between patients receiving EGFR and ALK TKI therapies and patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy have not yet been reported. METHODS: Data of pathologically proven NSCLC patients were reviewed, and chest computed tomography and/or positron emission tomography-computed tomography images obtained from January 2012 to December 2014 were selected...
October 25, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
Liping Lin, Juanjuan Zhao, Ning Kong, Yan He, Jiazhu Hu, Fuxi Huang, Jianjun Han, Xiaolong Cao
BACKGROUND: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the overall incidence and risk of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and QTc prolongation associated with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (-TKIs) in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. RESULTS: A total of 1,770 patients from 8 clinical trials were included. The incidences of high-grade ILD and QTc prolongation was 2.5% (95% CI 1.7-3.6%), and 2.8% (95% CI 1.8-4...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
Jun Wang, Jianpeng Chen, Yan Guo, Baocheng Wang, Huili Chu
Tumor angiogenesis is a frequent event in the development and progression of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and has been identified as a promising therapeutic target. The vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family and other angiogenic factors, including fibroblast growth factor and platelet-derived growth factor, promote the growth of newly formed vessels from preexisting vessels and change the tumor microenvironment. To date, two antiangiogenic monoclonal antibodies, bevacizumab and ramucirumab, which target VEGF-A and its receptor VEGF receptor-2, respectively, have been approved for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC when added to first-line standard chemotherapy...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
Frédéric Dugay, Francisco Llamas-Gutierrez, Marjory Gournay, Sarah Medane, François Mazet, Dan Christian Chiforeanu, Emmanuelle Becker, Régine Lamy, Hervé Léna, Nathalie Rioux-Leclercq, Marc-Antoine Belaud-Rotureau, Florian Cabillic
Targeted therapies have substantially changed the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with driver oncogenes. Given the high frequency, EGFR and ALK aberrations were the first to be detected and paved the way for tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatments. Other kinases such as ROS1 and more recently RET have emerged as promising targets, and ROS1 and RET TKIs are already available for precision medicine. We screened a large cohort of 713 Caucasian non-squamous NSCLC patients lacking EGFR/KRAS/BRAF/HER2/PI3KCA/ALK aberrations for ROS1 and RET rearrangements using fluorescence in situ hybridization to determine the frequency and clinicopathological characteristics of ROS1- and RET-positive patients...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
Angel Qin, Shirish Gadgeel
Tumorigenic rearrangements in anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) account for 3-7% of all non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). Treatment with targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has shown impressive clinical responses. Crizotinib was the first agent approved for front-line therapy of ALK-rearranged NSCLC after it demonstrated superiority to chemotherapy in response rate, duration of response, and progression-free survival. However, eventually all patients progress on crizotinib therapy, with the central nervous system (CNS) being the most common site, which served as the impetus for the development of more potent next-generation ALK inhibitors...
December 2017: Targeted Oncology
Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Leora Horn, Marcelo Cruz, Davood Vafai, Christine M Lovly, Allison Spradlin, Michael J Williamson, Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack, Adrienne Johnson, Vincent A Miller, Shirish Gadgeel, Siraj M Ali, Alexa B Schrock
Resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) with activating EGFR mutations generally involve development of acquired secondary or tertiary EGFR mutations, such as T790M or C797S. However, case reports have demonstrated that actionable receptor tyrosine kinase fusions such as EML4-ALK, CCDC6-RET, and FGFR3-TACC3 can potentially confer resistance to EGFR TKIs. We seeked to identify the prevalence of FGFR3-TACC3 fusion transcripts as resistance mechanism to EGFR TKIs...
September 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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