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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203301/progress-with-palbociclib-in-breast-cancer-latest-evidence-and-clinical-considerations
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REVIEW
Andrea Rocca, Alessio Schirone, Roberta Maltoni, Sara Bravaccini, Lorenzo Cecconetto, Alberto Farolfi, Giuseppe Bronte, Daniele Andreis
Deregulation of the cell cycle is a hallmark of cancer, and research on cell cycle control has allowed identification of potential targets for anticancer treatment. Palbociclib is a selective inhibitor of the cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 (CDK4/6), which are involved, with their coregulatory partners cyclin D, in the G1-S transition. Inhibition of this step halts cell cycle progression in cells in which the involved pathway, including the retinoblastoma protein (Rb) and the E2F family of transcription factors, is functioning, although having been deregulated...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197838/the-growing-role-of-cdk4-6-inhibitors-in-treating-hormone-receptor-positive-advanced-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Ami N Shah, Massimo Cristofanilli
Single-agent endocrine therapy has been the standard therapeutic choice for the management of hormone receptor (HR)-positive, Her2-negative advanced breast cancer (ABC) for decades. However, the rapidly accumulating data regarding the biological role and safety of CDK4/6 inhibitors and the first-in-class approval of palbociclib have made these novel agents an essential component of treatment for HR-positive ABC. In the frontline setting, palbociclib in combination with endocrine therapy showed an improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) by 10 months to nearly 25 months when compared with endocrine therapy alone and a clinical benefit rate (CBR = stable disease >24 weeks + partial response + complete response) of 85%...
January 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174091/inhibitors-of-cyclin-dependent-kinases-as-cancer-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Steven R Whittaker, Aurélie Mallinger, Paul Workman, Paul A Clarke
Over the past two decades there has been a great deal of interest in the development of inhibitors of the cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs). This attention initially stemmed from observations that different CDK isoforms have key roles in cancer cell proliferation through loss of regulation of the cell cycle, a hallmark feature of cancer. CDKs have now been shown to regulate other processes, particularly various aspects of transcription. The early non-selective CDK inhibitors exhibited considerable toxicity and proved to be insufficiently active in most cancers...
February 5, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168755/palbociclib-can-overcome-mutations-in-cyclin-dependent-kinase-6-that-break-hydrogen-bonds-between-the-drug-and-the-protein
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Stella Hernandez Maganhi, Patrizia Jensen, Ignez Caracelli, Julio Zukerman Schpector, Stefan Fröhling, Ran Friedman
Inhibition of cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) 4 and 6 prevent cells from entering the synthesis phase of the cell cycle. CDK4 and 6 are therefore important drug targets in various cancers. The selective CDK4/6 inhibitor palbociclib is approved for the treatment of breast cancer and has shown activity in a cellular model of mixed lineage leukaemia (MLL)-rearranged acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). We studied the interactions of palbociclib and CDK6 using molecular dynamics simulations. Analysis of the simulations suggested several interactions that stabilised the drug in its binding site and that were not observed in the crystal structure of the protein-drug complex...
February 7, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067227/cdk4-6-dependent-activation-of-dub3-regulates-cancer-metastasis-through-snail1
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Tongzheng Liu, Jia Yu, Min Deng, Yujiao Yin, Haoxing Zhang, Kuntian Luo, Bo Qin, Yunhui Li, Chenming Wu, Tao Ren, Yang Han, Peng Yin, JungJin Kim, SeungBaek Lee, Jing Lin, Lizhi Zhang, Jun Zhang, Somaira Nowsheen, Liewei Wang, Judy Boughey, Matthew P Goetz, Jian Yuan, Zhenkun Lou
Tumour metastasis, the spread of cancer cells from the original tumour site followed by growth of secondary tumours at distant organs, is the primary cause of cancer-related deaths and remains poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that inhibition of CDK4/6 blocks breast tumour metastasis in the triple-negative breast cancer model, without affecting tumour growth. Mechanistically, we identify a deubiquitinase, DUB3, as a target of CDK4/6; CDK4/6-mediated activation of DUB3 is essential to deubiquitinate and stabilize SNAIL1, a key factor promoting epithelial-mesenchymal transition and breast cancer metastasis...
January 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050067/palbociclib-a-breakthrough-in-breast-carcinoma-in-women
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REVIEW
Ajay Kumar Gupta, Sushil Sharma, Navdeep Dahiya, D B S Brashier
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer and leading cause of death in women worldwide. Cellular proliferation, growth, and division are tightly controlled by the cell-cycle regulatory machinery. An important pathway is cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) which regulate cell cycle and thus control transcriptional processes. In human cancer, multiple CDK family members are commonly deregulated. The cyclin D-CDK4/6-retinoblastoma (RB) protein-INK4 axis is particularly affected in many solid tumors which leads to cancer cell proliferation...
December 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042706/do-cdk4-6-inhibitors-have-potential-as-targeted-therapeutics-for-squamous-cell-cancers
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Nene N Kalu, Faye M Johnson
Introduction Dysregulation of cell cycle progression has an established link to neoplasia and cancer progression. Components of the cyclin D-CDK4/6-INK4-Rb pathway are frequently altered in squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) by diverse mechanisms, including viral oncogene-induced degradation, mutation, deletion, and amplification. Activation of the CDK4/6 pathway may predict response to CDK4/6 inhibitors and provide clinical biomarkers. Recently, the CDK4/6 inhibitor palbociclib showed clinical efficacy in combination with cetuximab in HNSCC patients...
January 1, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039467/targeting-cancer-stem-cell-propagation-with-palbociclib-a-cdk4-6-inhibitor-telomerase-drives-tumor-cell-heterogeneity
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Gloria Bonuccelli, Maria Peiris-Pages, Bela Ozsvari, Ubaldo E Martinez-Outschoorn, Federica Sotgia, Michael P Lisanti
In this report, we systematically examined the role of telomerase activity in lung and ovarian cancer stem cell (CSC) propagation. For this purpose, we indirectly gauged telomerase activity, by linking the hTERT-promoter to eGFP. Using lung (A549) and ovarian (SKOV3) cancer cells, transduced with the hTERT-GFP reporter, we then employed GFP-expression levels to fractionate these cell lines into GFP-high and GFP-low populations. We functionally compared the phenotype of these GFP-high and GFP-low populations...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986713/abemaciclib-shows-promise-for-early-breast-cancer
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(no author information available yet)
Treatment with the CDK4/6 inhibitor abemaciclib, alone or in combination with endocrine therapy, significantly lowered expression of the protein Ki67-a key marker of cell proliferation-in women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. The findings from the phase II neoMONARCH trial suggest that CDK4/6 inhibition may be effective for neoadjuvant treatment of early breast cancer.
December 16, 2016: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959954/protein-bound-polysaccharide-from-corbicula-fluminea-inhibits-cell-growth-in-mcf-7-and-mda-mb-231-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Ningbo Liao, Jianjun Zhong, Ronghua Zhang, Xingqian Ye, Yanjun Zhang, Wenjun Wang, Yuexia Wang, Shiguo Chen, Donghong Liu, Ruihai Liu
A novel protein-bound polysaccharide, CFPS-1, isolated from Corbicula fluminea, is composed predominantly of mannose (Man) and glucose (Glc) in a molar ratio of 3.1:12.7. The polysaccharide, with an average molecular weight of about 283 kDa, also contains 10.8% protein. Atomic force microscopy, high-performance liquid chromatography, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy analyses revealed that CFPS-1 has a backbone of 1,6-linked and 1,4,6-linked-α-D-Glc, which is terminated with a 1-linked-α-D-Man residue at the O-4 position of 1,4,6-linked-α-D-Glc, in a molar ratio of 3:1:1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923036/cotargeting-of-cyp-19-aromatase-and-emerging-pivotal-signalling-pathways-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Stine Daldorff, Randi Margit Ruud Mathiesen, Olav Erich Yri, Hilde Presterud Ødegård, Jürgen Geisler
Aromatase inhibition is one of the cornerstones of modern endocrine therapy of oestrogen receptor-positive (ER+) metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors anastrozole and letrozole, as well as the steroidal aromatase inactivator exemestane, are the preferred drugs and established worldwide in all clinical phases of the disease. However, although many patients suffering from MBC experience an initial stabilisation of their metastatic burden, drug resistance and disease progression occur frequently, following in general only a few months on treatment...
January 3, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883943/targeted-therapy-for-breast-cancer-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-resistance-to-treatment
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REVIEW
Guowei Gu, Derek Dustin, Suzanne Aw Fuqua
In recent years, clinical trials investigating new drugs and therapeutic combinations have led to promising advances in breast cancer therapy. Subtyping breast cancers into hormone receptor (HR) positive, epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2) positive, and triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is currently the basis of diagnosing and treating this disease. In addition to endocrine and HER2-targeted therapies in their respective subtypes, evidence from recent preclinical studies have shown several targetable pathways that overcome resistance in the clinical setting...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864574/enhancing-endocrine-therapy-combination-strategies-for-the-treatment-of-postmenopausal-hr-her2-advanced-breast-cancer
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Kathleen I Pritchard, Stephen K Chia, Christine Simmons, Deanna McLeod, Alexander Paterson, Louise Provencher, Daniel Rayson
: Breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignancy in women worldwide, with approximately two-thirds having hormone receptor-positive (HR+) tumors. New endocrine therapy (ET) strategies include combining ET agents as well as adding inhibitors targeting growth factors, angiogenesis, the mechanistic target of rapamycin, phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), or cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 to ET. Level 1 evidence supports use of fulvestrant plus anastrozole or palbociclib plus letrozole as first-line therapy for HR+/HER- advanced BC with special consideration for the former in ET-naïve patients, as well as everolimus plus exemestane or palbociclib plus fulvestrant as second-line therapy with special consideration in select first-line patients...
January 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849562/palbociclib-pd-0332991-a-selective-cdk4-6-inhibitor-restricts-tumour-growth-in-preclinical-models-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Julien Bollard, Verónica Miguela, Marina Ruiz de Galarreta, Anu Venkatesh, C Billie Bian, Mark P Roberto, Victoria Tovar, Daniela Sia, Pedro Molina-Sánchez, Christie B Nguyen, Shigeki Nakagawa, Josep M Llovet, Yujin Hoshida, Amaia Lujambio
OBJECTIVE: Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a lethal malignancy with limited treatment options. Palbociclib, a well-tolerated and selective CDK4/6 inhibitor, has shown promising results in the treatment of retinoblastoma (RB1)-positive breast cancer. RB1 is rarely mutated in HCC, suggesting that palbociclib could potentially be used for HCC therapy. Here, we provide a comprehensive characterisation of the efficacy of palbociclib in multiple preclinical models of HCC. DESIGN: The effects of palbociclib on cell proliferation, cellular senescence and cell death were investigated in a panel of human liver cancer cell lines, in ex vivo human HCC samples, in a genetically engineered mouse model of liver cancer, and in human HCC xenografts in vivo...
November 14, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843622/review-of-hormone-based-treatments-in-postmenopausal-patients-with-advanced-breast-cancer-focusing-on-aromatase-inhibitors-and-fulvestrant
#15
REVIEW
Iben Kümler, Ann S Knoop, Christina A R Jessing, Bent Ejlertsen, Dorte L Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Endocrine therapy constitutes a central modality in the treatment of oestrogen receptor (ER)-positive advanced breast cancer. PURPOSE: To evaluate the evidence for endocrine treatment in postmenopausal patients with advanced breast cancer focusing on the aromatase inhibitors, letrozole, anastrozole, exemestane and fulvestrant. METHODS: A review was carried out using PubMed. Randomised phase II and III trials reporting on ≥100 patients were included...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810861/ribociclib-lengthens-breast-cancer-survival
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The combination of antiestrogen therapy and ribociclib, an investigational CDK4/6 inhibitor, led to improved outcomes in women with metastatic HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, according to findings presented at a meeting of the European Society for Medical Oncology. The combination significantly increased progression-free survival compared with letrozole alone in a large phase III trial-data that could lead to FDA approval.
December 2016: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785059/impact-of-palbociclib-combinations-on-treatment-of-advanced-estrogen-receptor-positive-human-epidermal-growth-factor-2-negative-breast-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Katalin Boér
Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease with multiple subgroups based on clinical and molecular characteristics. For the largest subgroup of breast cancers, hormone receptor-positive/human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-negative tumors, hormone treatment is the mainstay of therapy and is likely to result in significant improvement in disease outcomes. However, some of these cancers demonstrate de novo or acquired resistance to endocrine therapy. Despite intensive research to develop new strategies to enhance the efficacy of currently available treatment options for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, progress has been slow, and there were few advances for a period of 10 years...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765908/erps294-is-a-biomarker-of-ligand-or-mutational-er%C3%AE-activation-and-a-breast-cancer-target-for-cdk2-inhibition
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Gary K Scott, David Chu, Ravneet Kaur, Julia Malato, Daniel E Rothschild, Katya Frazier, Serenella Eppenberger-Castori, Byron Hann, Ben Ho Park, Christopher C Benz
ERα phosphorylation at hinge site S294 (pS294) was recently shown to be essential for ER-dependent gene transcription and mediated by an unknown cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK). This study was undertaken to identify the exact CDK pathway mediating pS294 formation, and to determine if this phosphorylation event occurs with, and can be targeted to treat, the ligand-independent growth of breast cancers expressing endocrine-refractory ESR1 mutations. Using a newly developed anti-pS294 monoclonal antibody, a combination of CDK specific siRNA knockdown studies and a broad panel of CDK selective inhibitors against ligand (E2)-stimulated MCF7 cells, we first identified CDK2 as the primary mediator of pS294 formation and showed that CDK2-selective inhibitors like Dinaciclib, but not CDK4/6 inhibitors like Palbociclib, can selectively prevent pS294 formation and repress ER-dependent gene expression...
October 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748766/acquired-cdk6-amplification-promotes-breast-cancer-resistance-to-cdk4-6-inhibitors-and-loss-of-er-signaling-and-dependence
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C Yang, Z Li, T Bhatt, M Dickler, D Giri, M Scaltriti, J Baselga, N Rosen, S Chandarlapaty
Dysregulated activation of the CDK4/6 kinases is a hallmark of most mammary-derived carcinomas. ATP-competitive inhibitors against this complex have been recently advanced in the clinic and have shown significant activity, particularly against tumors driven by the estrogen receptor (ER). However, resistance to these compounds has begun to emerge often months to years after their initiation. We investigated potential mechanisms of resistance using cell line models that are highly sensitive to this class of drugs...
October 17, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741402/targeted-adjuvant-therapy-in-breast-cancer
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Dimitrios Zardavas, Konstantinos Tryfonidis, Theodora Goulioti, Martine Piccart
INTRODUCTION: The potential of molecular targeted therapy to improve the clinical outcomes of patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC) as adjuvant therapy has been first demonstrated through endocrine treatment. The introduction of HER2 blockade, through the successful clinical development of trastuzumab, changed the natural history of HER2-positive BC subtype. AREAS COVERED: There are ongoing efforts to augment further the use of targeted agents as adjuvant treatment in BC, hoping that early introduction of targeted therapy blocking key oncogenic drivers of micro-residual disease, will significantly improve clinical outcomes...
October 14, 2016: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
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