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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212293/targeting-angiogenesis-in-biliary-tract-cancers-an-open-option
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Valeria Simone, Oronzo Brunetti, Luigi Lupo, Mario Testini, Eugenio Maiorano, Michele Simone, Vito Longo, Christian Rolfo, Marc Peeters, Aldo Scarpa, Amalia Azzariti, Antonio Russo, Domenico Ribatti, Nicola Silvestris
Biliary tract cancers (BTCs) are characterized by a bad prognosis and the armamentarium of drugs for their treatment is very poor. Although the inflammatory status of biliary tract represents the first step in the cancerogenesis, the microenvironment also plays a key role in the pathogenesis of BTCs, promoting tumor angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis. Several molecules, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and fibroblast growth factor (FGF), are involved in the angiogenesis process and their expression on tumor samples has been explored as prognostic marker in both cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183331/phase-ii-randomized-placebo-controlled-study-of-dovitinib-in-combination-with-fulvestrant-in-postmenopausal-patients-with-hr-her2-breast-cancer-that-had-progressed-during-or-after-prior-endocrine-therapy
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Antonino Musolino, Mario Campone, Patrick Neven, Neelima Denduluri, Carlos H Barrios, Javier Cortes, Kimberly Blackwell, Hatem Soliman, Zsuzsanna Kahan, Hervé Bonnefoi, Matthew Squires, Yong Zhang, Stephanie Deudon, Michael M Shi, Fabrice André
BACKGROUND: Overexpression of fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1), found in ≤8% of hormone receptor-positive (HR(+)), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2(-)) breast cancer cases, is correlated with decreased overall survival and resistance to endocrine therapy (ET). Dovitinib, a potent FGFR inhibitor, has demonstrated antitumor activity in heavily pretreated patients with FGFR pathway-amplified breast cancer. METHODS: In this randomized, placebo-controlled phase II trial, we evaluated whether the addition of dovitinib to fulvestrant would improve outcomes in postmenopausal patients with HR(+), HER2(-) advanced breast cancer that had progressed during or after prior ET...
February 10, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161661/multi-chemotherapeutic-schedules-containing-the-pan-fgfr-inhibitor-arq-087-are-safe-and-show-antitumor-activity-in-different-xenograft-models
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Rosaria Chilà, Terence Hall G, Giovanni Abbadessa, Massimo Broggini, Giovanna Damia
ARQ 087 is a multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor with potent activity against the FGFR receptor family, currently in Phase I clinical studies for the treatment of advanced solid tumors. The compound has a very safe profile and induces tumor regressions in FGFR-driven models. The feasibility of combining ARQ 087 with chemotherapy was investigated in FGFR deregulated human xenografts. Nude mice were transplanted subcutaneously with H1581, and when tumor masses reached 150 mg, were randomized to receive vehicle, ARQ 087, paclitaxel, carboplatin as single agents or in combination...
February 2, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124835/a-pareto-algorithm-for-efficient-de-novo-design-of-multi-functional-molecules
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Frits Daeyaert, Micheal W Deem
We have introduced a Pareto sorting algorithm into Synopsis, a de novo design program that generates synthesizable molecules with desirable properties. We give a detailed description of the algorithm and illustrate its working in 2 different de novo design settings: the design of putative dual and selective FGFR and VEGFR inhibitors, and the successful design of organic structure determining agents (OSDAs) for the synthesis of zeolites. We show that the introduction of Pareto sorting not only enables the simultaneous optimization of multiple properties but also greatly improves the performance of the algorithm to generate molecules with hard-to-meet constraints...
January 2017: Molecular Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122360/acquired-resistance-to-ly2874455-in-fgfr2-amplified-gastric-cancer-through-an-emergence-of-novel-fgfr2-acsl5-fusion
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Sun Young Kim, Taejin Ahn, Heejin Bang, Jun Soo Ham, Jusun Kim, Seung Tae Kim, Jiryeon Jang, Moonhee Shim, So Young Kang, Se Hoon Park, Byung Hoon Min, Hyuk Lee, Won Ki Kang, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Woongyang Park, Jeeyun Lee
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGFR2) amplification, occurring in ~2-9% of gastric cancers (GC), is associated with poor overall survival. RESULTS: RNA sequencing identified a novel FGFR2-ACSL5 fusion in the resistant tumor that was absent from the matched pre-treatment tumor. The FGFR2-amplified PDC line was sensitive to FGFR inhibitors whereas the PDC line with concomitant FGFR2 amplification and FGFR2-ACSL5 fusion exhibited resistance. Additionally, the FGFR2-amplified GC PDC line, which was initially sensitive to FGFR2 inhibitors, subsequently also developed resistance...
January 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121208/fgfr-targeted-therapeutics-for-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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Antonella De Luca, Daniela Frezzetti, Marianna Gallo, Nicola Normanno
Breast cancer is a complex disease and several molecular drivers regulate its progression. Fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) signaling is frequently deregulated in many cancers, including breast cancer. Due the involvement of the FGFR/FGF axis in the pathogenesis and progression of tumors, FGFR-targeted agents might represent a potential therapeutic option for breast cancer patients. Areas covered: This review offers an overview of targeted agents against FGFRs and their clinical development in breast cancer...
February 6, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119489/pi3k-inhibitors-synergize-with-fgfr-inhibitors-to-enhance-antitumor-responses-in-fgfr2-mutant-endometrial-cancers
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Leisl Packer, Xinyan Geng, Vanessa F Bonazzi, Robert Ju, Clare Mahon, Margaret C Cummings, Sally-Anne Stephenson, Pamela M Pollock
Improved therapeutic approaches are needed for the treatment of recurrent and metastatic endometrial cancer (EC). ECs display hyper-activation of the MAPK and PI3K pathways, the result of somatic aberrations in genes such as FGFR2, KRAS, PTEN, PIK3CA and PIK3R1. FGFR2, as well as the PI3K pathway, have emerged as potential therapeutic targets in EC. Activation of the PI3K pathway is seen in >90% of FGFR2mutant ECs. This study aimed to examine the efficacy of the pan-FGFR inhibitor BGJ398 with pan-PI3K inhibitors (GDC-0941, BKM120) and the p110α-selective inhibitor BYL719...
January 23, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117910/oligodendroglial-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-gene-targeting-protects-mice-from-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-through-erk-akt-phosphorylation
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Ranjithkumar Rajendran, Mario Giraldo Velásquez, Christine Stadelmann, Martin Berghoff
Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) exert diverse biological effects by binding and activation of specific fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs). FGFs and FGFRs have been implicated in demyelinating pathologies including multiple sclerosis. In vitro activation of the FGF2/FGFR1 pathway results in downregulation of myelin proteins. FGF1, 2 and 9 have been shown to be involved in the pathology of multiple sclerosis. Recent studies on the function of oligodendroglial FGFR1 in a model of toxic demyelination showed that deletion of FGFR1 led to increased remyelination and preservation of axonal density and an increased number of mature oligodendrocytes...
January 24, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108151/a-functional-genetic-screen-identifies-the-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-pathway-as-a-determinant-of-resistance-to-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitors-in-fgfr-mutant-urothelial-cell-carcinoma
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Liqin Wang, Tonći Šuštić, Rodrigo Leite de Oliveira, Cor Lieftink, Pasi Halonen, Marieke van de Ven, Roderick L Beijersbergen, Michel M van den Heuvel, René Bernards, Michiel S van der Heijden
Activating mutations and translocations of the FGFR3 gene are commonly seen in urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) of the bladder and urinary tract. Several fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors are currently in clinical development and response rates appear promising for advanced UCC. A common problem with targeted therapeutics is intrinsic or acquired resistance of the cancer cells. To find potential drug targets that can act synergistically with FGFR inhibition, we performed a synthetic lethality screen for the FGFR inhibitor AZD4547 using a short hairpin RNA library targeting the human kinome in the UCC cell line RT112 (FGFR3-TACC3 translocation)...
January 17, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094372/theoretical-studies-on-fgfr-isoform-selectivity-of-fgfr1-fgfr4-inhibitors-by-molecular-dynamics-simulations-and-free-energy-calculations
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Weitao Fu, Lingfeng Chen, Zhe Wang, Yanting Kang, Chao Wu, Qinqin Xia, Zhiguo Liu, Jianmin Zhou, Guang Liang, Yuepiao Cai
The activation and overexpression of fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) are highly correlated with a variety of cancers. Most small molecule inhibitors of FGFRs selectively target FGFR1-3, but not FGFR4. Hence, designing highly selective inhibitors towards FGFR4 remains a great challenge because FGFR4 and FGFR1 have a high sequence identity. Recently, two small molecule inhibitors of FGFRs, ponatinib and AZD4547, have attracted huge attention. Ponatinib, a type II inhibitor, has high affinity towards FGFR1/4 isoforms, but AZD4547, a type I inhibitor of FGFR1, displays much reduced inhibition toward FGFR4...
February 1, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092370/api5-confers-cancer-stem-cell-like-properties-through-the-fgf2-nanog-axis
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K-H Song, H Cho, S Kim, H-J Lee, S J Oh, S R Woo, S-O Hong, H S Jang, K H Noh, C H Choi, J-Y Chung, S M Hewitt, J-H Kim, M Son, S-H Kim, B I Lee, H-C Park, Y-K Bae, T W Kim
Immune selection drives the evolution of tumor cells toward an immune-resistant and cancer stem cell (CSC)-like phenotype. We reported that apoptosis inhibitor-5 (API5) acts as an immune escape factor, which has a significant role in controlling immune resistance to antigen-specific T cells, but its functional association with CSC-like properties remains largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that API5 confers CSC-like properties, including NANOG expression, the frequency of CD44-positive cells and sphere-forming capacity...
January 16, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070720/safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetics-of-the-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitor-azd4547-in-japanese-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumours-a-phase-i-study
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Hideo Saka, Chiyoe Kitagawa, Yoshihito Kogure, Yasuo Takahashi, Koshi Fujikawa, Tamotsu Sagawa, Satoru Iwasa, Naoki Takahashi, Taro Fukao, Catherine Tchinou, Dónal Landers, Yasuhide Yamada
Background AZD4547 is a potent, oral, highly selective fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitor in clinical development for treating tumours with a range of FGFR aberrations, including FGFR mutations, amplifications and fusions. Methods This open-label, Phase I, multicentre study (NCT01213160) evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary antitumour efficacy (RECIST v1.1) of AZD4547 monotherapy in Japanese patients with advanced solid tumours. Part A was a dose-escalation part; Part B was a dose-expansion part in patients with FGFR-amplified tumours, confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization...
January 10, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034880/polyclonal-secondary-fgfr2-mutations-drive-acquired-resistance-to-fgfr-inhibition-in-patients-with-fgfr2-fusion-positive-cholangiocarcinoma
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Lipika Goyal, Supriya K Saha, Leah Y Liu, Giulia Siravegna, Ignaty Leshchiner, Leanne G Ahronian, Jochen K Lennerz, Phuong Vu, Vikram Deshpande, Avinash Kambadakone, Benedetta Mussolin, Stephanie Reyes, Laura Henderson, Jiaoyuan Elisabeth Sun, Emily E Van Seventer, Joseph M Gurski, Sabrina Baltschukat, Barbara Schacher-Engstler, Louise Barys, Christelle Stamm, Pascal Furet, David P Ryan, James R Stone, A John Iafrate, Gad Getz, Diana Graus Porta, Ralph Tiedt, Alberto Bardelli, Dejan Juric, Ryan B Corcoran, Nabeel Bardeesy, Andrew X Zhu
Genetic alterations in the fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) pathway are promising therapeutic targets in many cancers, including intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). The FGFR inhibitor BGJ398 displayed encouraging efficacy in patients with FGFR2 fusion-positive ICC in a phase II trial, but the durability of response was limited in some patients. Here, we report the molecular basis for acquired resistance to BGJ398 in three patients via integrative genomic characterization of cell-free circulating tumor DNA (cfDNA), primary tumors, and metastases...
December 29, 2016: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030802/inhibition-of-the-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-fgfr-pathway-the-current-landscape-and-barriers-to-clinical-application
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REVIEW
Young Kwang Chae, Keerthi Ranganath, Peter S Hammerman, Christos Vaklavas, Nisha Mohindra, Aparna Kalyan, Maria Matsangou, Ricardo Costa, Benedito Carneiro, Victoria M Villaflor, Massimo Cristofanilli, Francis J Giles
The fibroblast growth factor/fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGF/FGFR) is a tyrosine kinase signaling pathway that has a fundamental role in many biologic processes including embryonic development, tissue regeneration, and angiogenesis. Increasing evidence indicates that this pathway plays a critical role in oncogenesis via gene amplification, activating mutations, or translocation in tumors of various histologies. With multiplex sequencing technology, the detection of FGFR aberrations has become more common and is tied to cancer cell proliferation, resistance to anticancer therapies, and neoangiogenesis...
December 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008155/combination-treatment-of-prostate-cancer-with-fgf-receptor-and-akt-kinase-inhibitors
#15
Shu Feng, Longjiang Shao, Patricia Castro, Ilsa Coleman, Peter S Nelson, Paul D Smith, Barry R Davies, Michael Ittmann
Activation of the PI3K/AKT pathway occurs in the vast majority of advanced prostate cancers (PCas). Activation of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) signaling occurs in a wide variety of malignancies, including PCa. RNA-Seq of castration resistant PCa revealed expression of multiple FGFR signaling components compatible with FGFR signaling in all cases, with multiple FGF ligands expressed in 90% of cases. Immunohistochemistry confirmed FGFR signaling in the majority of xenografts and advanced PCas. AZD5363, an AKT kinase inhibitor and AZD4547, a FGFR kinase inhibitor are under active clinical development...
January 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998968/drug-sensitive-fgfr3-mutations-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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P Chandrani, K Prabhash, A Choughule, R Prasad, V Sethunath, M Ranjan, P Iyer, J Aich, H Dhamne, D N Iyer, P Upadhyay, B Mohanty, P Chandna, R Kumar, A Joshi, V Noronha, V Patil, A Ramaswamy, A Karpe, R Thorat, P Chaudhari, A Ingle, A Dutt
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths across the world. In this study we present therapeutically relevant genetic alterations in lung adenocarcinoma of Indian origin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five primary lung adenocarcinoma tumors were sequenced for 676 amplicons using RainDance cancer panel at an average coverage of 1500X (reads per million mapped reads). To validate the findings, 49 mutations across 23 genes were genotyped in an additional set of 363 primary lung adenocarcinoma tumors using mass spectrometry...
December 19, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992319/therapeutics-targeting-fgf-signaling-network-in-human-diseases
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REVIEW
Masaru Katoh
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signaling through its receptors, FGFR1, FGFR2, FGFR3, or FGFR4, regulates cell fate, angiogenesis, immunity, and metabolism. Dysregulated FGF signaling causes human diseases, such as breast cancer, chondrodysplasia, gastric cancer, lung cancer, and X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets. Recombinant FGFs are pro-FGF signaling therapeutics for tissue and/or wound repair, whereas FGF analogs and gene therapy are under development for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoarthritis...
December 2016: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988457/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-activity-of-lucitanib-in-fgfr1-2-amplified-or-mutated-cancer-models
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Federica Guffanti, Rosaria Chilà, Ezia Bello, Massimo Zucchetti, Monique Zangarini, Laura Ceriani, Mariella Ferrari, Monica Lupi, Anne Jacquet-Bescond, Mike F Burbridge, Marie-Jeanne Pierrat, Giovanna Damia
The fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) pathway has been implicated both as an escape mechanism from anti-angiogenic therapy and as a driver oncogene in different tumor types. Lucitanib is a small molecule inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors 1 to 3 (VEGFR1 to 3), platelet derived growth factor α/β (PDGFRα/β) and FGFR1-3 tyrosine kinases and has demonstrated activity in a phase I/II clinical study, with objective RECIST responses in breast cancer patients with FGFR1 or FGF3/4/19 gene amplification, as well as in patients anticipated to benefit from anti-angiogenic agents...
December 15, 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988109/receptor-tyrosine-kinases-translocation-partners-in-hematopoietic-disorders
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Katelyn N Nelson, Malalage N Peiris, April N Meyer, Asma Siari, Daniel J Donoghue
Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) activate various signaling pathways and regulate cellular proliferation, survival, migration, and angiogenesis. Malignant neoplasms often circumvent or subjugate these pathways by promoting RTK overactivation through mutation or chromosomal translocation. RTK translocations create a fusion protein containing a dimerizing partner fused to an RTK kinase domain, resulting in constitutive kinase domain activation, altered RTK cellular localization, upregulation of downstream signaling, and novel pathway activation...
January 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940520/exploring-the-benefit-risk-associated-with-antiangiogenic-agents-for-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Razelle Kurzrock, David J Stewart
Following the approval of bevacizumab, an antibody targeting VEGF-A, for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2006, intensive efforts were put into the clinical development of antiangiogenic agents for NSCLC. Currently, the other antiangiogenic agents approved for NSCLC are ramucirumab, a VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2)-targeting antibody indicated for both squamous and non-squamous NSCLC in the United States, and nintedanib, an anti-VEGFR-1/2/3, platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α/β, fibroblast growth factor receptor-1/2/3 angiokinase inhibitor indicated for adenocarcinoma of the lung in the European Union...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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