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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145039/a-first-in-human-phase-i-study-of-sar125844-a-selective-met-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumours-with-met-amplification
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Eric Angevin, Gianluca Spitaleri, Jordi Rodon, Katia Dotti, Nicolas Isambert, Stefania Salvagni, Victor Moreno, Sylvie Assadourian, Corinne Gomez, Marzia Harnois, Antoine Hollebecque, Analia Azaro, Alice Hervieu, Karim Rihawi, Filippo De Marinis
PURPOSE: Dysregulated MET signalling is implicated in oncogenesis. The safety and preliminary efficacy of a highly selective MET kinase inhibitor (SAR125844) was investigated in patients with advanced solid tumours and MET dysregulation. METHODS: This was a phase I dose-escalation (3 + 3 design [50-740 mg/m(2)]) and dose-expansion study. In the dose escalation, patients had high total MET (t-MET) expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) or MET amplification by fluorescence in situ hybridisation...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144609/internalization-kinetics-and-cytoplasmic-localization-of-functionalized-diatomite-nanoparticles-in-cancer-cells-by-raman-imaging
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Stefano Managò, Nunzia Migliaccio, Monica Terracciano, Michela Napolitano, Nicola M Martucci, Luca De Stefano, Ivo Rendina, Anna Chiara De Luca, Annalisa Lamberti, Ilaria Rea
Porous biosilica nanoparticles obtained from diatomites (DNPs) have been recently demonstrated to be non-toxic nanovectors of therapeutic agents in cancer cells. In this work, the internalization kinetics and intracellular spatial distribution of functionalized DNPs incubated with human lung epidermoid carcinoma cell line (H1355) up to 72 h are investigated by Raman imaging. The label-free Raman results are compared with confocal fluorescence microscopy and photoluminescence (PL) data. Raman bands specifically assigned to DNPs and cellular components provide evidence that the nanovectors are internalized and co-localize with lipid environments...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143897/anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-testing-ihc-vs-fish-vs-ngs
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REVIEW
Xiaomin Niu, Jody C Chuang, Gerald J Berry, Heather A Wakelee
Personalized targeted therapy has emerged as a promising strategy in lung cancer treatment, with current attention focused on elucidation and detection of oncogenic drivers responsible for tumor initiation and maintenance and development of drug resistance. In lung cancer, several oncogenic drivers have been reported, triggering the application of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) to target these dysfunctional genes. The anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement is responsible for about 4-7% of all non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) and perhaps as high as a third in specific patient populations such as younger, male, non-smokers with advanced stage, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene (KRAS) wild type, and signet ring cell adenocarcinoma with abundant intracytoplasmic mucin...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142434/melastoma-malabathricum-ethyl-acetate-fraction-induces-secondary-necrosis-in-human-breast-and-lung-cancer-cell-lines
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Adi Idris, Ihsan N Zulkipli, Nurul Ramizah Zulhilmi, Huan F Lee, Rajan Rajabalaya, Lim Y Chee, Mohamed Majid, Sheba R David
Background: Melastoma malabathricum (MM) is a traditional plant used in the Borneo region. The cytotoxic effects of methanol extracts from MM leaves have been reported in a number of human cancer cell lines. However, the mode of cell death by MM has not been investigated. Objective: We investigated the cytotoxic effects of MM in both human breast and lung cancer cell lines, MCF-7 and A549, respectively, and defined the mode of cell death. Materials and Methods: Cell viability was measured using the 3-(4-, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139039/genetic-screening-and-molecular-characterization-of-met-alterations-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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M Saigi, A McLeer-Florin, E Pros, E Nadal, E Brambilla, M Sanchez-Cespedes
PURPOSE: Aberrant activation of MET as a result of exon 14-skipping (METex14) mutations or gene amplification is an oncogenic mechanism in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and a potential therapeutic target. The purpose of this study was to characterize MET alterations in a cohort of NSCLC patients treated with surgery. METHODS AND PATIENTS: 157 NSCLCs of various histopathologies, including pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinomas (PSC), were tested for MET alterations...
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137386/mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-as-a-target-of-microrna-340-and-promoter-of-metastasis-via-enhancing-the-warburg-effect
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Changhui Yu, Yuhao Wang, Jiawen Peng, Qiang Shen, Mimi Chen, Wei Tang, Xiumei Li, Chunqing Cai, Bin Wang, Shaoxi Cai, Xiaojing Meng, Fei Zou
Background: A shift from oxygen phosphorylation to aerobic glycolysis was known as the Warburg effect and a characteristic of cancer cell metabolism facilitating metastasis. Mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU), a key ion channel that mediates Ca(2+) uptake into mitochondria, was found to promote cancer progression and metastasis. However, its explicit role in shifting metabolism of breast cancer cells has not been defined. Methods: We evaluated MCU overexpression or knock-down on migration, invasion and glucose metabolismin breast cancer cells...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133038/new-metalo-therapeutics-of-nsaids-against-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Christina N Banti, Constantina Papatriantafyllopoulou, Anastasios J Tasiopoulos, Sotiris K Hadjikakou
The non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's)-silver(I) metallodrugs of aspirin (aspH), salicylic acid (salH2), naproxen (napH) acid or p-hydrobenzoic acid (pHbzaH) and the mitochondriotropic triphenylarsine (tpAs) with the formulae [Ag(asp)(tpAs)3] (1), [Ag(salH)(tpAs)3] (2), [Ag(nap)(tpAs)3] (3) and {[Ag(pHbza)(tpAs)3]∙(dmf)} (4) and [Ag(tpAs)3(NO3)] (5) have been synthesized and characterized by m.p., FT-IR, UV-vis and (1)H NMR, spectroscopic techniques and X-ray crystallography. The in vitro cytotoxic activity of 1-5 against human breast adenocarcinoma cancer cells: MCF-7 (positive to estrogen receptors (ERs)) and MDA-MB-231 (negative to estrogen receptors (ERs)) was evaluated...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131445/airyscan-super-resolution-microscopy-of-mitochondrial-morphology-and-dynamics-in-living-tumor-cells
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Vladimir L Kolossov, Mayandi Sivaguru, Joseph Huff, Katherine Luby, Kaviamuthan Kanakaraju, H Rex Gaskins
Mitochondrial morphology is regulated by continuous fusion-and-fission events that are essential for maintaining normal function. Despite the prominence of mitochondrial function in energy generation and cell signaling, understanding of processes of fusion and fission dynamics has been hampered by the lack of high-resolution optical systems that accommodate live-cell imaging. We have examined different confocal modalities in terms of resolution and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in a point scanning confocal microscope with Airyscan super-resolution (AS-SR)...
November 13, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131028/mir-142-5p-suppresses-tumorigenesis-by-targeting-pik3ca-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Zhao Wang, Zhimin Liu, Xiaojie Fang, Han Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Numerous studies have demonstrated that aberrant microRNA (miRNA) expression is involved in human disease including cancer. To date, the potential miRNAs regulating lung cancer growth and progression are not fully identified yet. METHODS: In this study, the expression of miR-142-5p was measured in non-small cell lung cancer tissue and cell lines by qRT-PCR. The functional assays including the cell viability, colony formation, cell migration and invasion were performed in miR-142-5p mimic or inhibitor transfected cell lines (in vitro) and the cell tumorigenesis in nude mice (in vivo)...
October 31, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129513/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-new-%C3%AE-carboline-bisindole-compounds-as-dna-binding-photocleavage-agents-and-topoisomerase-i-inhibitors
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Jeshma Kovvuri, Burri Nagaraju, V Lakshma Nayak, Ravikumar Akunuri, M P Narasimha Rao, Ayyappan Ajitha, Narayan Nagesh, Ahmed Kamal
A series of new β-carboline-bisindole compounds were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their antiproliferative activity against human cancer cell lines, such as A549 (lung cancer), DU-145 (prostate cancer), HeLa (cervical cancer) and MCF-7 (breast cancer). All the compounds exhibited considerable antiproliferative activity. Among them, compounds 7g and 7r exhibited significant antiproliferative activity against DU-145 cells with IC50 values 1.86 and 1.80 μM respectively. Further, these compounds effectively inhibit DNA topoisomerase I activity and can also cleave the pBR322 plasmid upon irradiation with UV light...
October 23, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129114/image-guided-surgery-and-therapy-for-lung-cancer-a-critical-review
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Keyvan Moghissi, Kate Dixon
Of the many imaging technologies, some have the potential to be used in image-guided surgery and therapy (IGS/IGT). This review of relevant papers on IGS/IGT for lung cancer indicates effective localization and IGS/IGT in early endobronchial lesions by fluorescence bronchoscopic technique. Visualization of early peripheral (nodular) tumors at operation can be achieved by a variety of imaging methods and devices which allow identification, localization and provision of intraoperative real-time images. Recent developments employing fluorescence contrasts and near infra-red light have shown encouraging feasibility and outcome in providing reliable methods for the IGS of cancer generally and lung cancer more specifically with provision of real time intraoperative imaging...
November 13, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128478/protein-overexpression-and-gene-amplification-of-cellular-mesenchymal-epithelial-transition-factor-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-micropapillary-predominant-subtype-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma
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Jing Zhang, Jian Sun, Zhiwen Zhang, Xiaolong Liang, Yufeng Luo, Shafei Wu, Zhiyong Liang
Micropapillary predominant subtype pulmonary adenocarcinoma (MPPAC) is a subtype of lung cancer with poor prognosis. Cellular mesenchymal-epithelial transition factor (c-MET) is a promising pharmaceutic target found to be associated with the survival of patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma (PAC). In this study, we aimed to analyze c-MET protein overexpression and gene amplification in MPPAC samples and to elucidate their relationship with the clinicopathological characteristics of the patients. c-MET protein expression was examined by immunohistochemical analyses, and gene amplification was detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization(FISH)...
November 8, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128428/clinical-and-translational-implications-of-ret-rearrangements-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Roberto Ferrara, Nathalie Auger, Edouard Auclin, Benjamin Besse
Since the discovery in 2012 of RET rearrangements in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), at least 12 different fusion variants have been identified, with KIF5B-RET being the most frequent and the best characterized. Unlike ALK and ROS1 rearrangements, RET fusion genes cannot be adequately detected by immunohistochemistry, although fluorescence in situ hybridization and reverse transcriptase PCR are fully complementary diagnostic tools. In large retrospective studies, RET rearrangements correlate with adenocarcinoma histology, never-smoking status, younger age, more advanced stage disease, potentially higher chemo-sensitivity (in particular to pemetrexed-based regimens), and coexistence of other genomic alterations...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118432/novel-method-for-rapid-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-of-alk-rearrangement-using-non-contact-alternating-current-electric-field-mixing
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Satoshi Fujishima, Kazuhiro Imai, Ryuta Nakamura, Hiroshi Nanjo, Yoshitaro Saito, Hajime Saito, Kaori Terata, Yusuke Sato, Satoru Motoyama, Yoichi Akagami, Yoshihiro Minamiya
Echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 gene and anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene (EML4-ALK) rearrangement is a key driver mutation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although Break-Apart ALK fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is a reliable diagnostic method for detecting ALK gene rearrangement, it is too costly and time-consuming for use as a routine screening test. Our aim was to evaluate the clinical utility of a novel rapid FISH (RaFISH) method developed to facilitate hybridization. RaFISH takes advantage of the non-contact mixing effect of an alternating current (AC) electric field...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114470/histopathologic-and-molecular-approach-to-staging-of-multiple-lung-nodules
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REVIEW
Frank Schneider, Sanja Dacic
Distinguishing multiple primary lung cancers from intrapulmonary metastases in patients with synchronous multifocal lung adenocarcinomas can be challenging. The most recent 8th edition American Joint Committee on Cancer staging manual (AJCC staging manual) distinguishes four disease patterns in patients with multiple lung nodules: (I) two or more distinct and histologically different masses (considered unrelated and staged as individual cancers); (II) multiple ground-glass or part-solid nodules, histologically of with lepidic growth pattern (considered separate tumors, T staged based on highest T stage lesion); (III) patchy areas of ground-glass and consolidations, histologically often invasive mucinous adenocarcinomas (considered single tumor with diffuse "pneumonic-type" involvement); and (IV) separate nodules with the same histologic features based on comprehensive histologic subtyping (considered intrapulmonary metastases)...
October 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110850/nanoparticle-targeted-folate-receptor-1-enhanced-photodynamic-therapy-for-lung-cancer
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Tatsuya Kato, Cheng S Jin, Hideki Ujiie, Daiyoon Lee, Kosuke Fujino, Hironobu Wada, Hsin-Pei Hu, Robert A Weersink, Juan Chen, Mitsuhito Kaji, Kichizo Kaga, Yoshiro Matsui, Brian C Wilson, Gang Zheng, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
OBJECTIVE: Despite modest improvements, the prognosis of lung cancer patients has still remained poor and new treatment are urgently needed. Photodynamic therapy (PDT), the use of light-activated compounds (photosensitizers) is a treatment option but its use has been restricted to central airway lesions. Here, we report the use of novel porphyrin-lipid nanoparticles (porphysomes) targeted to folate receptor 1 (FOLR1) to enhance the efficacy and specificity of PDT that may translate into a minimally-invasive intervention for peripheral lung cancer and metastatic lymph nodes of advanced lung cancer...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105711/a-novel-bacteriochlorin-styrylnaphthalimide-conjugate-for-simultaneous-photodynamic-therapy-and-fluorescence-imaging
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Pavel A Panchenko, Mikhail A Grin, Olga A Fedorova, Marina A Zakharko, Dmitriy A Pritmov, Andrey F Mironov, Antonina N Arkhipova, Yuri V Fedorov, Gediminas Jonusauskas, Raisa I Yakubovskaya, Natalia B Morozova, Anastasia A Ignatova, Alexey V Feofanov
Propargyl-15(2),17(3)-dimethoxy-13(1)-amide of bacteriochlorin e (BChl) and a 4-(4-N,N-dimethylaminostyryl)-N-alkyl-1,8-naphthalimide bearing azide group in the N-alkyl fragment were conjugated by the copper(i)-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition to produce a novel dyad compound BChl-NI for anticancer photodynamic therapy (PDT) combining the modalities of a photosensitizer (PS) and a fluorescence imaging agent. A precise photophysical investigation of the conjugate in solution using steady-state and time-resolved optical spectroscopy revealed that the presence of the naphthalimide (NI) fragment does not decrease the photosensitizing ability of the bacteriochlorin (BChl) core as compared with BChl; however, the fluorescence of naphthalimide is completely quenched due to resonance energy transfer (RET) to BChl...
November 6, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102946/circulating-tumor-cells-as-an-auxiliary-diagnostic-tool-in-surgery
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Katarina Kolostova, Adam Rzechonek, Jan Schützner, Robert Grill, Robert Lischke, Pavel Hladik, Jan Simonek, Vladimir Bobek
BACKGROUND: In general, the presence of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in peripheral blood (PB) is associated with a relative shorter overall survival in cancer patients. The clinical utility of CTC diagnostics is changing: from prognostic test to an assay predicting therapy response, enabling the right choice of therapy and monitoring the effect of administered therapy. We present two case reports of patients with suspicion of lung and pancreatic cancer, without obtainable preoperative biopsy for histological verification...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100457/nanobubbles-as-ultrasound-contrast-agent-for-facilitating-small-cell-lung-cancer-imaging
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Jin-Ping Wang, Xiao-Lin Zhou, Ji-Ping Yan, Rong-Qin Zheng, Wei Wang
Background: This study is to investigate whether liposome-loaded nanobubbles (NBs) have the potentials to carry anti-pro-gastrin releasing peptide (proGRP) antibody and enhance ultrasound imaging of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Methods: NBs were loaded with an antibody against SCLC (H446 cell line). A nude mouse model of SCLC tumor was established by a subcutaneous injection of tumor cell suspension in the dorsal skin. Images for contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of xenograft tumors in the model were obtained through an intravenous injection of blank and targeting NBs...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095550/downregulation-of-cd24-suppresses-bone-metastasis-of-lung-cancer
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Hinako Okabe, Katsuhiko Aoki, Satomi Yogosawa, Mitsuru Saito, Keishi Marumo, Kiyotsugu Yoshida
Suppression of bone metastasis can improve patient quality of life. Current drugs for bone metastasis have been shown to prolong progression-free survival but not overall survival; therefore, other potential therapeutic targets for bone metastasis should be investigated. Cell-surface antigens, such as CD24, have been recently shown to be involved in the metastasis of various cancers. However, whether CD24 plays a role in bone metastasis of lung cancer remains unknown. To observe metastasis of lung cancer cells by imaging technology, we introduced a near-infrared fluorescent protein, iRFP720, into a bone-seeking subclone established from lung cancer cells, HARA-B4 cells...
November 2, 2017: Cancer Science
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