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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214087/targeting-the-pd-1-pd-l1-axis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Rajiv Kumar, Dearbhaile Collins, Saoirse Dolly, Fiona McDonald, Mary E R O'Brien, Timothy A Yap
The last decade has witnessed rapid advances in the discovery and development of immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer medicine, particularly drugs targeting programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The proven antitumor efficacy coupled with low rates of drug-related toxicities observed, albeit idiosyncratic, with these novel immunotherapeutics have led to the registration of multiple PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors, such as nivolumab, pembrolizumab, and atezolizumab, in second-line advanced NSCLC, whereas durvalumab and avelumab are in late-phase clinical testing...
December 23, 2016: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212996/analysis-of-a-panel-of-druggable-gene-mutations-and-of-alk-and-pd-l1-expression-in-a-series-of-thymic-epithelial-tumors-tets
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Marcello Tiseo, Angela Damato, Lucia Longo, Fausto Barbieri, Federica Bertolini, Alessandro Stefani, Mario Migaldi, Letizia Gnetti, Roberta Camisa, Paola Bordi, Sebastiano Buti, Giulio Rossi
INTRODUCTION: Thymic epithelial tumors (TETs) are rare neoplasms with different prognosis lacking consistent molecular alterations possibly leading to targeted therapy. We collected a consecutive series of TETs aimed at investigating the mutational status of druggable genes (EGFR, c-KIT, KRAS, BRAF, PDGFR-alpha and -beta, HER2 and c-MET) and the expression of ALK and PD-L1. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred twelve consecutive cases of TETs and relative clinico-pathologic features were collected...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193529/heterogeneity-in-immune-marker-expression-after-acquisition-of-resistance-to-egfr-kinase-inhibitors-analysis-of-a-case-with-small-cell-lung-cancer-transformation
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Kenichi Suda, Isao Murakami, Hui Yu, Jihye Kim, Kim Ellison, Christopher J Rivard, Tetsuya Mitsudomi, Fred R Hirsch
INTRODUCTION: Expression of immune-markers is of scientific interest due to their potential roles as predictive biomarkers for immunotherapy. Although the microenvironment of metastatic tumors and/or therapy-inducible histological transformation may affect the expression of these immune-markers, there is little data regarding this context. METHODS: A 76-year-old never-smoking female with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutated lung adenocarcinoma (AC) acquired resistance to gefitinib...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192623/pd-l1-is-prognostic-factor-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-is-associated-with-egfr
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Wencheng Zhang, Qingsong Pang, Xiaodong Zhang, Cihui Yan, Qifeng Wang, Jinsong Yang, Shufei Yu, Xiao Liu, Yi Pan, Zhiyong Yuan, Ping Wang, Zefen Xiao
Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression either indicates immune inhibitory status or concurrent immune response. Although the relationship between PD-L1 and clinical outcomes has been studied widely in recent years, its role in prognosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains unclear. Here, we assessed the significance of PD-L1 in ESCC and its association with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and radiation response. We found that PD-L1 was present both on the surface of tumor cells and tumor-infiltrating immune cells...
February 13, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187748/characterization-of-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma-using-target-drug-based-molecular-biomarkers-implications-for-personalized-cancer-therapy
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Mengjiao Li, Haoran Li, Fei Liu, Rui Bi, Xiaoyu Tu, Lihua Chen, Shuang Ye, Xi Cheng
BACKGROUND: It has long been appreciated that different subtypes (serous, clear cell, endometrioid and mucinous) of epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) have distinct pathogenetic pathways. However, clinical management, especially chemotherapeutic regimens, for EOC patients is not subtype specific. Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC) is a rare histological subtype of EOC, which exhibits high rates of recurrence and low chemosensitivity. We assessed potential therapeutic targets for ovarian CCC patients through analyzing the variation of drug-based molecular biomarkers expression between ovarian CCC and high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183254/metastatic-colorectal-cancer-role-of-target-therapies-and-future-perspectives
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Anna Nappi, Massimiliano Berretta, Carmela Romano, Salvatore Tafuto, Antonino Cassata, Rossana Casaretti, Lucrezia Silvestro, Chiara De Divitiis, Lara Alessandrini, Francesco Fiorica, Alessandro Ottaiano, Guglielmo Nasti
Today, we are experiencing a real cultural revolution in the therapeutic approach to cancer of the colon - rectum, that, by orphan disease, it is now becoming an important paradigm of scientific innovations and concepts. Survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (m-CRC) has been significantly improved with the introduction of the monoclonal antibodies that have as target the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Novel agents such as aflibercept and regorafenib have recently been approved...
February 8, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152786/first-line-treatment-of-metastatic-nsclc-mnsclc-patients-without-actionable-mutations-in-u-s-community-oncology-clinical-practice
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Ashwini Arunachalam, Thomas A Burke, Xiting Cao, Amy P Abernethy, David Paul Carbone
: 307 Background: Benchmarking high quality care requires defining optimally effective practice patterns. As first step, contemporary real-world practice must be detailed. The purpose of this study is to describe patient flow from diagnosis of mNSCLC to initiation of anti-cancer drug therapy in patients without known EGFR/ALK genomic tumor aberrations; the characteristics and first-line (1L) anti-cancer treatment of these patients, including induction and maintenance therapy. METHODS: Retrospective database cohort study using data from an oncology EHR system, representing 17% of incident cancer cases from US community setting...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137741/pd-l1-protein-expression-assessed-by-immunohistochemistry-is-neither-prognostic-nor-predictive-of-benefit-from-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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M-S Tsao, G Le Teuff, F A Shepherd, C Landais, P Hainaut, M Filipits, R Pirker, T Le Chevalier, S Graziano, R Kratze, J-C Soria, J-P Pignon, L Seymour, E Brambilla
BACKGROUND: The expression of programmed death (PD) ligand 1 (PD-L1) protein expression assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) has been correlated with response and survival benefit from anti-PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitor therapies in advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). The efficacy of several agents appears correlated with PD-L1 expression. It remains controversial whether PD-L1 is prognostic in NSCLC. We assessed the prognostic value of PD-L1 IHC and its predictive role for adjuvant chemotherapy in early stage NSCLC...
January 30, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132868/lag-3-protein-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-its-relationship-with-pd-1-pd-l1-and-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes
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Yayi He, Hui Yu, Leslie Rozeboom, Christopher J Rivard, Kim Ellison, Rafal Dziadziuszko, Kenichi Suda, Shengxiang Ren, Chunyan Wu, Likun Hou, Caicun Zhou, Fred R Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy targeting the programmed death-1 (PD-1) / programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) checkpoint has shown promising efficacy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3) is another important checkpoint, and its role in NSCLC is still not clear. In this study, we investigated LAG-3 protein expression and its correlation with PD-1, PD-L1, tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), and association with survival in NSCLC. METHODS: The expression of LAG-3 (EPR4392, Abcam) protein was assessed in 55 NSCLC cell lines by immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104537/correlation-between-classic-driver-oncogene-mutations-in-egfr-alk-or-ros1-and-22c3-pd-l1-%C3%A2-50-expression-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Deepa Rangachari, Paul A VanderLaan, Meghan Shea, Xiuning Le, Mark S Huberman, Susumu S Kobayashi, Daniel B Costa
INTRODUCTION: Targeted somatic genomic analysis (EGFR, ALK and ROS1) and PD-L1 tumor proportion score (TPS) by immunohistochemistry (IHC) are used for selection of 1(st)-line therapies in advanced lung cancer; however, the frequency of overlap of these biomarkers in routine clinical practice is poorly reported. METHODS: We retrospectively probed the first 71 lung adenocarcinoma-patient pairs from our institution analyzed for PD-L1 IHC using the clone 22C3 pharmDx kit and evaluated co-occurrence of genomic aberrations along with clinical-pathologic characteristics...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096505/the-neuropilin-2-isoform-nrp2b-uniquely-supports-tgf%C3%AE-mediated-progression-in-lung-cancer
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Robert M Gemmill, Patrick Nasarre, Joyce Nair-Menon, Federico Cappuzzo, Lorenza Landi, Armida D'Incecco, Hidetaka Uramoto, Takeshi Yoshida, Eric B Haura, Kent Armeson, Harry A Drabkin
Neuropilins (NRP1 and NRP2) are co-receptors for heparin-binding growth factors and class 3 semaphorins. Different isoforms of NRP1 and NRP2 are produced by alternative splicing. We found that in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines, transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) signaling preferentially increased the abundance of NRP2b. NRP2b and NRP2a differ only in their carboxyl-terminal regions. Although the presence of NRP2b inhibited cultured cell proliferation and primary tumor growth, NRP2b enhanced cellular migration, invasion into Matrigel, and tumorsphere formation in cultured cells in response to TGFβ signaling and promoted metastasis in xenograft mouse models...
January 17, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057155/-level-of-soluble-programmed-death-1-ligand-1-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-advanced-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutated-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-its-clinical-implications
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L Q Zhang, Y Chen, X Pan, Y F Xing, M H Shi, Y J Chen
Objective: To analyze the expression of soluble programmed death ligand 1 (sPD-L1) in the serum of patients with advanced epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutated lung adenocarcinoma and to explore its clinical implications. Methods: Seventy-two patients with EGFR mutated advanced lung adenocarcinoma (EGFR mutation group) were included from the Department of Respiratory Diseases in The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from May 2015 to July 2016. Thirty-one patients with advanced EGFR wild type (WT) lung adenocarcinoma [EGFR WT group, diagnosed via mini specimens from bronchoscopy or transthoracic needle aspiration biopsy (TNAB), matching in sex, age and tumor stage with EGFR mutation group] were also enrolled as controls...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056301/-expression-of-pd-1-pd-l1-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-correlation-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-status
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Y Wang, J P Da, X H Wang, A P Song, H Chen, H L Zhang, S Chen, D W Wang
Objective: To investigate the expression of programmed cell death-1(PD-1) and programmed cell death-ligand 1(PD-L1) in lung adenocarcinoma in correlation with clinical pathological parameters, especially with regard to different epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status. Methods: One hundred and nine cases of lung adenocarcinoma were collected during the period from Aug. 2010 to Jan. 2016, including 51 cases of EGFR wild type and 58 cases of EGFR mutations. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect PD-1/PD-L1 protein expression...
December 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055269/targeting-the-pd-1-pathway-a-new-hope-for-gastrointestinal-cancers
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Burak Bilgin, Mehmet A N Sendur, Muhammed Bülent Akıncı, Didem Şener Dede, Bülent Yalçın
BACKGROUND: VEGF, HER2 and EGFR targeted agents are currently used in gastric, esophageal and colorectal cancers. However, treatment outcomes are still poor in most gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. Immune checkpoints are one of the most promising immunotherapy approaches. In this review article, we aim to discuss the efficacy and safety of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies in GI cancers, including gastric, esophageal and colorectal cancer in published or reported recent studies. SCOPE: A literature search was made from PubMed and ASCO Annual Meeting abstracts by using the following search keywords: "nivolumab", "pembrolizumab", "avelumab", "GI cancers" "anti-PD1 therapy" and "anti-PD-L1 therapy"...
January 31, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033249/a-meta-analysis-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-antibodies-targeting-pd-1-pd-l1-in-treatment-of-advanced-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
#15
REVIEW
Cuihua Wang, Xuetao Yu, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: Nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC)-patients treated with standard chemotherapy experienced progression rapidly. A novel therapy based on programed death 1 (PD-1)/programed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitors showed an increasing potential in several malignancies including advanced NSCLC. OBJECTIVES: This article is a meta-analysis aiming to systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety profiles of PD-1/PD-L1 agents in patients with NSCLC. DATA SOURCES: Data were collected from eligible studies searched from PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Web of Science...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024695/tumor-b7-h3-cd276-expression-and-smoking-history-in-relation-to-lung-adenocarcinoma-prognosis
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Kentaro Inamura, Yusuke Yokouchi, Maki Kobayashi, Rie Sakakibara, Hironori Ninomiya, Sophia Subat, Hiroko Nagano, Kimie Nomura, Sakae Okumura, Tomoko Shibutani, Yuichi Ishikawa
OBJECTIVES: Compared with non-smoking counterparts, smoking-associated lung cancers have a higher mutational load, resulting in the creation of more tumor neoantigens and increased immunogenicity. B7-H3 (also known as CD276) belongs to a family of immune modulators that includes PD-1 and PD-L1 (also known as B7-H1 or CD274). Considering the evidence that PD-L1 inhibitors have been shown to be more effective against lung cancer in smokers, we herein examined the prognostic interaction of tumor B7-H3 expression level with smoking history in lung adenocarcinoma patients...
January 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998463/-effects-of-anti-pd-l1-monoclonal-antibody-and-egfr-tki-on-the-expression-of-pd-l1-and-function-of-t-lymphocytes-in-egfr-mutated-lung-cancer-cells
#17
Y She, X Pan, Y F Xing, T Zhou, Z L Zhang, M H Shi, Y J Chen
Objective: To investigate the effects of anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody and EGFR-TKI on expression of soluble PD-L1 and function of T lymphocytes in EGFR-mutated lung cancer cells. Methods: Flow cytometry was used to analyze the expression of membrane PD-LI. ELISA was performed to detect the level of sPD-L1 in the supernatant of cultured EGFR-mutated and wild type lung cancer cells before and after erlotinib treatment.After treated with anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody alone and in combination with erlotinib, the proliferation of T lymphocytes in co-culture system was measured using Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay...
December 23, 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976463/high-expression-of-programmed-cell-death-1-ligand-1-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-is-a-poor-prognostic-factor-particularly-in-smokers-and-wild-type-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-cases
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Shohei Mori, Noriko Motoi, Hironori Ninomiya, Yosuke Matsuura, Masayuki Nakao, Mingyon Mun, Sakae Okumura, Makoto Nishio, Toshiaki Morikawa, Yuichi Ishikawa
A clinical implication of programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in lung adenocarcinoma has not been well established. We evaluated PD-L1 expression immunohistochemically on 296 surgically resected lung adenocarcinomas to investigate a clinical implication of PD-L1 expression especially in terms of smoking history and epidermal growth-factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status. Patients were classified into high- and low-PD-L1 expression groups. The high-expression group (n = 107) showed a significantly higher proportion of smokers and poor differentiation compared with the low-expression group (n = 189)...
January 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905110/distinct-molecular-landscapes-between-endometrioid-and-nonendometrioid-uterine-carcinomas
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Nathaniel L Jones, Joanne Xiu, Sudeshna Chatterjee-Paer, Alexandre Buckley de Meritens, William M Burke, Ana I Tergas, Jason D Wright, June Y Hou
Endometrial carcinoma (EC) is traditionally characterized as endometrioid and nonendometrioid based on histopathologic phenotypes. Molecular-based classifications have been proposed, but are not widely implemented. Herein we examine molecular profiles between EC histologic subtypes. 3133 ECs were submitted between March 2011 and July 2014: 1634 Type I and 1226 Type II. In situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry were used to assess copy number and protein expression of selected genes. Sequenced variants in 47 genes were analyzed using the Illumina TruSeq Amplicon Cancer Panel...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889782/molecular-pathology-a-requirement-for-precision-medicine-in-cancer
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Manfred Dietel
The increasing importance of targeting drugs and check-point inhibitors in the treatment of several tumor entities (breast, colon, lung, malignant melanoma, lymphoma, etc.) and the necessity of a companion diagnostic (HER2, (pan)RAS, EGFR, ALK, BRAF, ROS1, MET, PD-L1, etc.) is leading to new challenges for surgical pathology. Since almost all the biomarkers to be specifically detected are tissue based, a precise and reliable diagnostic is absolutely crucial. To meet this challenge surgical pathology has adapted a number of molecular methods (semi-quantitative immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization, PCR and its multiple variants, (pyro/Sanger) sequencing, next generation sequencing (amplicon, whole exome, whole genome), DNA arrays, methylation analyses, etc...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
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