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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922853/a-rationale-for-targeting-extracellular-regulated-kinases-erk1-and-erk2-in-glioblastoma
#1
Ricarda Hannen, Maria Hauswald, Joerg Walter Bartsch
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common malignant primary brain tumor. It still carries a grim prognosis and new therapies are needed. This review summarizes the current status of mechanistic insights into the function of extracellular regulated kinase (ERK) and its potential as a therapeutic target for patients with GBM. Currently, some promising ERK inhibitors are in clinical trials in tumor entities other than GBM. Here, we provide a comprehensive overview on the functions of ERK1/2 in GBM and a rationale for treatment of GBM with ERK inhibitors...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922791/targeting-hypoxia-to-improve-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-outcome
#2
Ahmed Salem, Marie-Claude Asselin, Bart Reymen, Alan Jackson, Philippe Lambin, Catharine M L West, James P B O'Connor, Corinne Faivre-Finn
Oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is an important factor in treatment resistance and poor survival. Hypoxia is an attractive therapeutic target, particularly in the context of radiotherapy, which is delivered to more than half of NSCLC patients. However, NSCLC hypoxia-targeted therapy trials have not yet translated into patient benefit. Recently, early termination of promising evofosfamide and tarloxotinib bromide studies due to futility highlighted the need for a paradigm shift in our approach to avoid disappointments in future trials...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922779/targeting-the-myofibroblastic-cancer-associated-fibroblast-phenotype-through-inhibition-of-nox4
#3
Christopher J Hanley, Massimiliano Mellone, Kirsty Ford, Steve M Thirdborough, Toby Mellows, Steven J Frampton, David M Smith, Elena Harden, Cedric Szyndralewiez, Marc Bullock, Fergus Noble, Karwan A Moutasim, Emma V King, Pandurangan Vijayanand, Alex H Mirnezami, Timothy J Underwood, Christian H Ottensmeier, Gareth J Thomas
Background: Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are tumor-promoting and correlate with poor survival in many cancers, which has led to their emergence as potential therapeutic targets. However, effective methods to manipulate these cells clinically have yet to be developed. Methods: CAF accumulation and prognostic significance in head and neck cancer (oral, n = 260; oropharyngeal, n = 271), and colorectal cancer (n = 56) was analyzed using immunohistochemistry...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922567/determination-of-pd-l1-expression-in-effusions-from-mesothelioma-by-immuno-cytochemical-staining
#4
Mohammed S I Mansour, Tomas Seidal, Ulrich Mager, Amir Baigi, Katalin Dobra, Annika Dejmek
BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive, fatal tumor. Current therapeutic options only marginally improve survival. Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a dominant mediator of immunosuppression, binding to programmed cell death 1 (PD-1). PD-L1 is up-regulated in cancer cells, and the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway plays a critical role in tumor immune evasion, thus providing a target for antitumor therapy. Further, a correlation between PD-L1 expression and prognosis has been reported...
September 18, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922238/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-time-for-diagnostic-biomarkers-and-biotherapies
#5
Louis Royer-Perron, Khê Hoang-Xuan, Agusti Alentorn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare cancer with a somber prognosis in older patients, which it affects predominantly. Only in recent years have molecular alterations characterizing PCNSL been thoroughly described. This opens possibilities for the use of targeted therapies. Developments in imaging and biomarkers have also great potential to help clinicians faced with diagnostic and prognostic uncertainties. RECENT FINDINGS: Several biomarkers for PCNSL, such as different microRNAs, which could be tested in cerebrospinal fluid and vitreous fluid, and IL-10, which has been shown to have excellent sensitivity and specificity in the cerebrospinal fluid, have emerged in the last years...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922111/optimization-of-the-working-conditions-for-magnetic-nanoparticle-enhanced-microwave-diagnostics-of-breast-cancer
#6
Gennaro Bellizzi, Gennaro G Bellizzi, Ovidio M Bucci, Lorenzo Crocco, Marko Helbig, Sebastian Ley, Juergen Sachs
Magnetic nanoparticle-aided microwave imaging is recently gaining an increasing interest as potential tool for breast cancer diagnostics. This is due to the peculiar features of magnetic nanoparticles, which are biocompatible, can be selectively targeted to the tumor and may change their microwave magnetic response when modulated by a polarizing magnetic field. This latter aspect is particularly appealing, as it enables the physical separation of the microwave signal due the malignancy, targeted by the nanoparticles, from that due to healthy tissue...
September 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921946/biomimetic-magnetosomes-as-versatile-artificial-antigen-presenting-cells-to-potentiate-t-cell-based-anticancer-therapy
#7
Qianmei Zhang, Wei Wei, Peiling Wang, Liping Zuo, Feng Li, Jin Xu, Xiaobo Xi, Xiaoyong Gao, Guanghui Ma, Hai-Yan Xie
Adoptive T-cell transfer for cancer therapy relies on both effective ex vivo T cell expansion and in vivo targeting performance. One promising but challenging method for accomplishing this purpose is to construct multifunctional artificial antigen-presenting cells (aAPCs). We herein developed biomimetic magnetosomes as versatile aAPCs, wherein magnetic nanoclusters were coated with azide-engineered leucocyte membranes and then decorated with T-cell stimuli through copper-free click chemistry. These novel nano aAPCs not only exhibited high performance for antigen-specific cytotoxic T cell (CTL) expansion and stimulation but also visually and effectively guided reinfused CTLs to tumor tissues through magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic control...
September 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921929/tumor-suppressive-mir-145-co-repressed-by-tcf4-%C3%AE-catenin-and-prc2-complexes-forms-double-negative-regulation-loops-with-its-negative-regulators-in-colorectal-cancer
#8
Wei Wang, Xin Xiao, Xu Chen, Yi Huo, Wen-Jin Xi, Zhi-Feng Lin, Dan Zhang, Yu-Fang Li, Fan Yang, Wei-Hong Wen, An-Gang Yang, Tao Wang
The frequently dysregulated Wnt/β-catenin signaling in different malignancies, by activation of its own or orchestration with other co-factors, regulates various oncogenic or tumor-suppressive genes. Among these genes, miRNAs, which are negative posttranscriptional regulators, are also embedded in the Wnt signaling network. Different from the Wnt-induced oncogenic miRNAs, the specific mechanism underlying the Wnt-repressed tumor-suppressive miRNAs is much less understood. In the present study, firstly by analyzing a ChIP-seq dataset against TCF4, the core transcription factor for initiation of Wnt signaling in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells, we screened out several tumor-suppressive miRNAs potentially regulated by Wnt signaling...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921918/proteomic-response-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-to-histamine-stimulation
#9
Pelin Esma Emirbayer, Ankit Sinha, Vladimir Ignatchenko, Stefanie Hoyer, Jan Dörrie, Niels Schaft, Monika Pischetsrieder, Thomas Kislinger
The histamine receptors (HRs) represent a subclass of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and comprise four subtypes. Due to their numerous physiological and pathological effects, HRs are popular drug targets for the treatment of allergic reactions or the regulation of gastric acid secretion. Hence, an understanding of the functional selectivity of HR ligands has gained importance. These ligands can bind to specific GPCRs and selectively activate defined pathways. Supporting the activation of a therapeutically necessary pathway without the activation of other signaling cascades can result in drugs with more specific activity and fewer side effects...
September 18, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921899/stimulus-induced-conformational-transformation-of-cyclic-peptide-for-selective-cell-targeting-on-off-gatekeeper-of-mesoporous-nanocarrier
#10
Jeonghun Lee, Eun-Taex Oh, Jaehun Song, Ha Gyeong Kim, Heon Joo Park, Chulhee Kim
The αvβ3 integrin is upregulated on many cancer cells. We designed a dual functional cyclic peptide gatekeeper with a capability of stimuli-responsive conformational transformation which could serve as a selective cell targeting on-off gatekeeper for mesoporous nanocarriers. The advantage of employing the motif of stimuli-induced conformational transformation of cyclic peptides is that they could be utilized not only as an on-off gatekeeper for the triggered release of cargo drugs but also as a targeting ligand of the carriers to desired cells with their respective binding receptors...
September 17, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921872/first-line-therapy-with-dacomitinib-an-orally-available-pan-her-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-for-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-penile-squamous-cell-carcinoma-results-of-an-open-label-single-arm-single-center-phase-2-study
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A Necchi, S Lo Vullo, F Perrone, D Raggi, P Giannatempo, G Calareso, N Nicolai, L Piva, D Biasoni, M Catanzaro, T Torelli, S Stagni, E Togliardi, M Colecchia, A Busico, A Gloghini, A Testi, L Mariani, R Salvioni
OBJECTIVE: To harness the frontline therapy in advanced penile squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC), for which chemotherapy exerts moderate activity but poor efficacy. Dacomitinib is an irreversible, pan-epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) inhibitor. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a phase 2 study (NCT01728233), patients received dacomitinib 45 mg/day, orally, continuously. Inclusion criteria were SCC histology, clinical stage N2-3 or M1 (TNM 2009), and no prior chemotherapy administration...
September 16, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921827/the-mir-203-inhibits-cell-proliferation-invasion-and-migration-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-downregulating-rgs17
#12
Yongbing Chi, Qinqin Jin, Xinghui Liu, Limin Xu, Xiaoxue He, Yan Shen, Qiang Zhou, Jue Zhang, Mingming Jin
The involvement of the RGS17 oncogene in promotion of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been reported, but the regulation mechanism in NSCLC remains unclear. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) negatively regulate gene expression, and their dysregulation has been implicated in tumorigenesis. To understand the role of microRNAs in RGS17-induced NSCLC, we showed that miR-203 was downregulated during tumorigenesis, and inhibited the proliferation and invasion of lung cancer cells. We then determined if miR-203 regulated NSCLC by targeting RGS17...
September 16, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921811/a-role-for-the-non-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-ack1-in-tnf-alpha-mediated-apoptosis-and-proliferation-in-human-intestinal-epithelial-caco-2-cells
#13
Xinmei Zhao, Chaolan Lv, Shenbo Chen, Fachao Zhi
The roles of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and its mediators in cellular processes related to intestinal diseases remain elusive. In this study, we aimed to determine the biological role of activated Cdc42-associated kinase 1 (ACK1) in TNF-alpha-mediated apoptosis and proliferation in Caco-2 cells. ACK1 expression was knocked down using ACK1-specific siRNAs, and ACK1 activity was disrupted using a small molecule ACK1 inhibitor. The Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase biotin-dUTP Nick End Labeling (TUNEL) and the BrdU incorporation assays were used to measure apoptosis and cell proliferation, respectively...
September 16, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921643/bridging-adult-experience-to-pediatrics-in-oncology-drug-development
#14
Ruby Leong, Hong Zhao, Gregory Reaman, Qi Liu, Yaning Wang, Clinton F Stewart, Gilbert Burckart
Pediatric drug development in the United States has grown under the current regulations made permanent by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012. Over 1200 pediatric studies have now been submitted to the US FDA, but there is still a high rate of failure to obtain pediatric labeling for the indication pursued. Pediatric oncology represents special problems in that the disease is most often dissimilar to any cancer found in the adult population. Therefore, the development of drug dosing in pediatric oncology patients represents a special challenge...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921641/pharmacokinetic-guided-dosing-of-new-oral-cancer-agents
#15
Catherine J Lucas, Jennifer H Martin
Generally, licensed drug-dosing recommendations for chemotherapy are based on results from clinical trials in which subjects are usually of relatively normal body size, middle-aged, and are relatively racially homogeneous, with minimal comorbidity and specific tumor characteristics. Very few nontrial patients meet these characteristics, resulting in clinical practice having to extrapolate dosing recommendations to the specific patient. There is insufficient research on the impact of obesity-associated physiological changes prevalent in patients with common cancers on standard pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921573/contralateral-breast-cancers-independent-cancers-or-metastases
#16
Colin B Begg, Irina Ostrovnaya, Felipe C Geyer, Anastasios D Papanastasiou, Charlotte Ky Ng, Rita Sakr, Jonine L Bernstein, Kathleen A Burke, Tari A King, Salvatore Piscuoglio, Audrey Mauguen, Irene Orlow, Britta Weigelt, Venkatraman E Seshan, Monica Morrow, Jorge S Reis-Filho
A cancer in the contralateral breast in a woman with a previous or synchronous breast cancer is typically considered to be an independent primary tumor. Emerging evidence suggests that in a small subset of these cases the second tumor represents a metastasis. We sought to investigate the issue using massively parallel sequencing targeting 254 genes recurrently mutated in breast cancer. We examined the tumor archives at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for the period 1995-2006 to identify cases of contralateral breast cancer where surgery for both tumors was performed at the Center...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921460/nfbd1-mdc1-participates-in-the-regulation-of-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-human-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#17
X Liu, Z Qiu, Z Wang, W Zuo, Z Gong, C Liu, Q Zeng, Y Qian, L Jiang, Y Li, Y Bu, G Hu
PURPOSE: The objective of the study was to investigate the role of NFBD1 in the proliferation and apoptosis of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) cells. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and qRT-PCR was employed to determine the expressions of NFBD1 protein and mRNA in LSCC tissues and adjacent noncancerous tissues. After the downregulation of NFBD1 expression, the colony formation assay, MTS assay and apoptosis assay were used to investigate the changes in the proliferation and apoptosis of Hep2 cells...
September 18, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921458/pharmacogenetics-and-pharmacogenomics-in-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis
#18
REVIEW
María C Ovejero-Benito, Ester Muñoz-Aceituno, Alejandra Reolid, Miriam Saiz-Rodríguez, Francisco Abad-Santos, Esteban Daudén
Pharmacogenetics is the study of variations in DNA sequence related to drug response. Moreover, the evolution of biotechnology and the sequencing of human DNA have allowed the creation of pharmacogenomics, a branch of genetics that analyzes human genes, the RNAs and proteins encoded by them, and the inter-and intra-individual variations in expression and function in relation to drug response. Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics are being used to search for biomarkers that can predict response to systemic treatments, including those for moderate-to-severe psoriasis...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921383/lncrna-ccat1-promotes-migration-invasion-and-emt-in-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-through-suppressing-mir-152
#19
Shouhua Zhang, Juhua Xiao, Yong Chai, Yun Yan Du, Zhiqiang Liu, Kai Huang, Xin Zhou, Wei Zhou
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence has suggested that lncRNA CCAT1 is upregulated and functions as a potential tumor promoter in many cancers. However, the potential biological roles and regulatory mechanisms of CCAT1 in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) remain unclear. METHODS: We used real-time PCR to measure CCAT1 expression in ICC tissues and the adjacent normal tissues. The statistical analyses were applied to evaluate the prognostic value and associations of CCAT1 expression with clinical parameters...
September 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920960/long-noncoding-rna-egfr-as1-mediates-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-addiction-and-modulates-treatment-response-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
Daniel S W Tan, Fui Teen Chong, Hui Sun Leong, Shen Yon Toh, Dawn P Lau, Xue Lin Kwang, Xiaoqian Zhang, Gopinath M Sundaram, Gek San Tan, Mei Mei Chang, Boon Tin Chua, Wan Teck Lim, Eng Huat Tan, Mei Kim Ang, Tony K H Lim, Prabha Sampath, Balram Chowbay, Anders J Skanderup, Ramanuj DasGupta, N Gopalakrishna Iyer
Targeting EGFR is a validated approach in the treatment of squamous-cell cancers (SCCs), although there are no established biomarkers for predicting response. We have identified a synonymous mutation in EGFR, c.2361G>A (encoding p.Gln787Gln), in two patients with head and neck SCC (HNSCC) who were exceptional responders to gefitinib, and we showed in patient-derived cultures that the A/A genotype was associated with greater sensitivity to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) as compared to the G/A and G/G genotypes...
September 18, 2017: Nature Medicine
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