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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143497/detection-and-monitoring-of-driver-mutations-by-next-generation-sequencing-in-squamous-cell-lung-cancer-patient-and-possible-predictive-biomarker-of-third-generation-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Xiaoyan Shen, Jie Shen, Hang Zhang, Yuxin Cheng, Yang Yang, Jiahui Gao, Yu Zhang, Rutian Li, Baorui Liu, Lifeng Wang
Driver mutation detection and the development of targeted drugs have significantly improved survival of advanced lung adenocarcinoma patients with driver mutations. However, we still lack understanding of druggable mutations in patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer (SQCLC). Less than 10% of SQCLC patients have EGFR gene mutations, thus we have limited knowledge of biological molecular changes with first generation EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) resistance. We report a case of an SQCLC patient treated with first-line platinum-doublet chemotherapy...
November 16, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138221/immature-cml-cells-implement-a-bmp-autocrine-loop-to-escape-tki-treatment
#2
Elodie Grockowiak, Bastien Laperrousaz, Sandrine Jeanpierre, Thibault Voeltzel, Boris Guyot, Stéphanie Gobert, Franck E Nicolini, Véronique Maguer-Satta
The BCR-ABL specific Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (TKI) changed the outcome of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), turning a life-threatening disease into a chronic illness. However, TKI are not yet curative, since most patients retain leukemic stem cells (LSC) and their progenitors in bone marrow and relapse following treatment cessation. At diagnosis, deregulations of the Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP) pathway are involved in LSC and progenitors expansion. Here, we report that BMP pathway alterations persist in TKI-resistant patients...
November 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133777/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patient-with-variant-atf7ip-pdgfrb-fusion-and-favorable-response-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-treatment-a-case-report
#3
Ge Zhang, Yanle Zhang, Jianrong Wu, Yan Chen, Zhigui Ma
BACKGROUND Chromosomal translocations involving the PDGFRB gene have been reported in a broad spectrum of hematological malignancies. An ATF7IP/PDGFRB fusion was recently identified in a Philadelphia chromosome-like (Ph-like) B-progenitor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) patient. Here we report on a special case of a Ph-like ALL patient who had a variant ATF7IP/PDGFRB fusion. CASE REPORT In this case, a variant fusion was created between ATF7IP exon 9 (instead of exon 13) and PDGFRB exon 11, resulting in the loss of 411 nucleotides and 137 amino acids in the ATF7IP/PDGFRB fusion cDNA and its encoded chimeric protein, respectively...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123416/frequency-and-clinical-relevance-of-egfr-mutations-and-eml4-alk-translocations-in-octogenarians-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Amanda Tufman, Kathrin Kahnert, Thomas Duell, Diego Kauffmann-Guerrero, Katrin Milger, Christian Schneider, Julia Stump, Zulfiya Syunyaeva, Rudolf Maria Huber, Simone Reu
Background: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have improved response rates in some patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and testing for EGFR mutation and ALK translocation is recommended for all patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma. The frequency of driver mutations in elderly and very elderly patients has not been described. Patients and methods: We reviewed EGFR and ALK in patients over the age of 70 years diagnosed and treated at our center in 2015 (subgroups: 70-74, 75-79 and >80 years)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121501/does-c-met-remain-a-rational-target-for-therapy-in-patients-with-egfr-tki-resistant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#5
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Yi-Long Wu, Ross Andrew Soo, Giuseppe Locatelli, Uz Stammberger, Giorgio Scagliotti, Keunchil Park
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) inevitably develops resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment. In 5-20% of cases, this can be attributed to aberrant c-Met activity, providing a clear rationale for the use of c-Met inhibitors in these patients. EGFR TKI-resistant tumors often remain sensitive to EGFR signaling, such that c-Met inhibitors are likely to be most effective when combined with continued EGFR TKI therapy. The phase III trials of the c-Met inhibitors onartuzumab and tivantinib, which failed to demonstrate significant benefit in patients with NSCLC but excluded patients with EGFR TKI-resistant disease, do not allow c-Met to be dismissed as a rational target in EGFR TKI-resistant NSCLC...
October 25, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121435/altered-intracellular-signaling-by-imatinib-increases-the-anti-cancer-effects-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-cml-cells
#6
Takuya Hirao, Masashi Yamaguchi, Megumi Kikuya, Hiroji Chibana, Kousei Ito, Shigeki Aoki
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), including imatinib (IM), improve the outcome of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) therapy. However, TKI treatment is long-term and can induce resistance to TKIs, which often leads to a poor clinical outcome in CML patients. Here, we examined the effect of continuous IM exposure on intracellular energy metabolism in K562 cells, a human Philadelphia chromosome-positive CML cell line, and its subsequent sensitivity to anti-cancer agents. Contrary to our expectations, we found that continuous IM exposure increased sensitivity to TKIs...
November 9, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120087/histological-evolution-from-primary-lung-adenocarcinoma-harboring-egfr-mutation-to-high-grade-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
#7
Jikai Zhao, Jinchen Shao, Ruiying Zhao, Rong Li, Keke Yu, Lei Zhu, Jie Zhang
BACKGROUND: Although patients with EGFR mutated lung adenocarcinoma benefit greatly from tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), they inevitably develop acquired resistance after an average of 10-14 months of continuous treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical and histopathological data of eight patients with primary lung adenocarcinoma harboring EGFR mutations that transformed into high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma after TKI therapy. Morphology scanning for neuroendocrine differentiation and immunohistochemistry for neuroendocrine markers CD56, chromogranin, and synaptophysin were performed on primary adenocarcinoma tissues and repeated biopsies...
November 9, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119148/brigatinib-for-the-treatment-of-alk-positive-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#8
A Passaro, A Prelaj, A Pochesci, G Spitaleri, G Rossi, E Del Signore, C Catania, F de Marinis
Brigatinib (AP-26113, Alunbrig) is a second-generation anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that is highly active in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring ALK translocation. Brigatinib was found to be very active against different ALK resistance mutations that mediate acquired resistance biology processes, particularly G1269A ALK C1156Y, I1171S/T, V1180L and others. Different clinical trials evaluated the activity of brigatinib in crizotinib-resistant patients, confirming high activity with durable response not only in parenchymal disease, but also in intracranial disease...
August 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119113/increased-egfr-phosphorylation-correlates-with-higher-programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-analysis-of-tki-resistant-lung-cancer-cell-lines
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Kenichi Suda, Leslie Rozeboom, Koh Furugaki, Hui Yu, Mary Ann C Melnick, Kim Ellison, Christopher J Rivard, Katerina Politi, Tetsuya Mitsudomi, Fred R Hirsch
Despite the recent development of immunotherapies that target programmed death-1 (PD-1) or programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment, these therapies are less effective in NSCLC patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this lower efficacy of immunotherapies in EGFR mutant lung cancers are still unclear. In this study, we analyzed PD-L1 protein expression in lung cancer cell lines with EGFR mutations prior to and after acquisition of resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118262/stress-hormones-promote-egfr-inhibitor-resistance-in-nsclc-implications-for-combinations-with-%C3%AE-blockers
#10
Monique B Nilsson, Huiying Sun, Lixia Diao, Pan Tong, Diane Liu, Lerong Li, Youhong Fan, Alissa Poteete, Seung-Oe Lim, Kathryn Howells, Vincent Haddad, Daniel Gomez, Hai Tran, Guillermo Armaiz Pena, Lecia V Sequist, James C Yang, Jing Wang, Edward S Kim, Roy Herbst, J Jack Lee, Waun Ki Hong, Ignacio Wistuba, Mien-Chie Hung, Anil K Sood, John V Heymach
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) resistance mediated by T790M-independent mechanisms remains a major challenge in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We identified a targetable mechanism of EGFR inhibitor resistance whereby stress hormones activate β2-adrenergic receptors (β2-ARs) on NSCLC cells, which cooperatively signal with mutant EGFR, resulting in the inactivation of the tumor suppressor, liver kinase B1 (LKB1), and subsequently induce interleukin-6 (IL-6) expression...
November 8, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110841/heterogeneous-resistance-mechanisms-in-an-egfr-exon-19-mutated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patient-treated-with-erlotinib-persistent-fgfr3-mutation-localized-transformation-to-egfr-mutated-sclc-and-acquired-t790m-egfr-mutation
#11
Eric Santoni-Rugiu, Morten Grauslund, Linea C Melchior, Junia C Costa, Jens B Sørensen, Edyta M Urbanska
Patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) obtain substantial clinical benefit from EGFR tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs), but will ultimately develop TKI-resistance resulting in median progression-free survival of 9-15 months during first-line TKI-therapy. However, type and timing of TKI-resistance cannot be predicted and several mechanisms may simultaneously/subsequently occur during TKI-treatment. In this respect, we present a 49 year-old Caucasian male ex-smoker with metastatic pulmonary adenocarcinoma (ADC) that concomitantly harbored an EGFR exon 19-mutation (p...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110836/next-generation-sequencing-reveals-novel-resistance-mechanisms-and-molecular-heterogeneity-in-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-acquired-resistance-to-egfr-tkis
#12
Choong-Kun Lee, Sora Kim, Jae Seok Lee, Jeong Eun Lee, Sung-Moo Kim, In Seok Yang, Hye Ryun Kim, Jeong Ho Lee, Sangwoo Kim, Byoung Chul Cho
OBJECTIVES: Despite initial responses to epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in EGFR mutant non-small cell lung cancer, patients invariably develop acquired resistance. In this study, we performed next-generation sequencing in pre- and post-EGFR-TKI tumor samples to identify novel resistance mechanisms to EGFR-TKIs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We collected tumor tissues before EGFR-TKI treatment and after progression from 19 NSCLC patients to analyze genomic alterations in 409 cancer related genes...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110548/new-targets-and-therapies-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#13
Agnieszka Wozniak, Yemarshet K Gebreyohannes, Maria Debiec-Rychter, Patrick Schöffski
The majority of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are driven by an abnormal receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) signaling, occurring mainly due to somatic mutations in KIT or platelet derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRA). Although the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has revolutionized therapy for GIST patients, with time the vast majority of them develop TKI resistance. Advances in understanding the molecular background of GIST resistance allows for the identification of new targets and the development of novel strategies to overcome or delay its occurrence...
November 7, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110101/histological-transformation-after-acquired-resistance-to-epidermal-growth-factor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
#14
REVIEW
Yi Shao, Dian-Sheng Zhong
Non-small-cell lung cancer patients with sensitive epidermal growth factor receptor mutations generally respond well to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However, acquired resistance will eventually develop place after 8-16 months. Several mechanisms contribute to the resistance including T790M mutation, c-Met amplification, epithelial mesenchymal transformation and PIK3CA mutation; however, histological transformation is a rare mechanism. The patterns and mechanisms underlying histological transformation need to be explored...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108922/use-of-erlotinib-and-thalidomide-in-advanced-nsclc-patients-with-acquired-resistance-to-erlotinib-a-pilot-study
#15
Gen-He Wang, Peng-Fei Wu, Long-Hui Zhang, Ping Fang, Yong Chen, Gang Zuo, Yi-Qing Wu, Shu-Hong Wang, Guo-Ping Sun
Evidences suggested that combined blockade of the VEGF and EGFR pathways can improve the treatment efficacy of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In our previously clinical practice, we observed that thalidomide, a potent VEGF inhibitor, can significantly decrease the tumor size of one EGFR-TKI resistance patient with lung cancer cachexia. In this pilot study, we tried to assess the efficacy and toxicity of the combination therapy of erlotinib and thalidomide in advanced NSCLC patients with acquired resistance to erlotinib...
October 18, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101033/potential-influence-of-interleukin-6-on-the-therapeutic-effect-of-gefitinib-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-harbouring-egfr-mutations
#16
Tomoki Tamura, Yuka Kato, Kadoaki Ohashi, Kiichiro Ninomiya, Go Makimoto, Hiroko Gotoda, Toshio Kubo, Eiki Ichihara, Takehiro Tanaka, Koichi Ichimura, Yoshinobu Maeda, Katsuyuki Hotta, Katsuyuki Kiura
Although epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) are a key therapy used for patients with EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), some of whom do not respond well to its therapy. Cytokine including IL-6 secreted by tumour cells is postulated as a potential mechanism for the primary resistance or low sensitivity to EGFR-TKIs. Fifty-two patients with advanced EGFR-mutant NSCLC who had received gefitinib were assessed retrospectively. The protein expression of IL-6 in the tumour cells was assessed by immunostaining and judged as positive if ≥ 50 of 100 tumour cells stained positively...
October 31, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100434/oncogenic-driver-mutations-treatment-and-egfr-tki-resistance-in-a-caucasian-population-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-survival-in-clinical-practice
#17
Martin Faehling, Birgit Schwenk, Sebastian Kramberg, Robert Eckert, Anna-Lena Volckmar, Albrecht Stenzinger, Jörn Sträter
Introduction: Oncogenic driver mutations activating EGFR, ALK, or BRAF in NSCLC predict sensitivity to specific tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs). We provide data on prevalence, treatment and survival of driver-mutation positive NSCLC in a predominantly Caucasian population in routine clinical practice. Patients and Methods: NSCLC patients diagnosed from 2006-2015 with an EGFR-test result were included (n=265). Testing for EGFR, ALK, or BRAF was performed if specific TKI therapy was considered...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100409/overcoming-imatinib-resistance-conferred-by-the-bim-deletion-polymorphism-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-with-splice-switching-antisense-oligonucleotides
#18
Jun Liu, Malini Bhadra, Joanna Rajeswary Sinnakannu, Wan Lin Yue, Cheryl Weiqi Tan, Frank Rigo, S Tiong Ong, Xavier Roca
Many tyrosine kinase-driven cancers, including chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), are characterized by high response rates to specific tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) like imatinib. In East Asians, primary imatinib resistance is caused by a deletion polymorphism in Intron 2 of the BIM gene, whose product is required for TKI-induced apoptosis. The deletion biases BIM splicing from exon 4 to exon 3, generating splice isoforms lacking the exon 4-encoded pro-apoptotic BH3 domain, which impairs the ability of TKIs to induce apoptosis...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100343/establishment-and-characterization-of-patient-derived-xenograft-models-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-resistant-to-standard-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
#19
Young-Soon Na, Min-Hee Ryu, Changhoon Yoo, Ju-Kyung Lee, Jung Min Park, Chae-Won Lee, Sun Young Lee, Young-Kyoung Shin, Ja-Lok Ku, Sung-Min Ahn, Yoon-Koo Kang
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) with KIT or platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRa) oncogenic driver gene mutations, respond to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) including imatinib, sunitinib, and regorafenib. However, most patients develop TKI resistance; therefore, novel agents are required. We established three TKI-resistant GIST patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models for effective drug development. These were PDX models harboring primary and secondary KIT and additional mutations; KIT exon 11 (p...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097733/discovery-of-targetable-genetic-alterations-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-a-next-generation-sequencing-based-circulating-tumor-dna-assay
#20
Helei Hou, Xiaonan Yang, Jinping Zhang, Zhe Zhang, Xiaomei Xu, Xiaoping Zhang, Chuantao Zhang, Dong Liu, Weihua Yan, Na Zhou, Hongmei Zhu, Zhaoyang Qian, Zhuokun Li, Xiaochun Zhang
Next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) assays have provided a new method of identifying tumor-driving genes in patients with advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), especially in those whose cancer tissues are unavailable or in those that have acquired treatment resistance. Here, we describe a total of 119 patients with advanced EGFR-TKI-naive NSCLC and 15 EGFR-TKI-resistant patients to identify somatic SNVs, small indels, CNVs and gene fusions in 508 tumor-related genes...
November 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
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