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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918496/recurrent-papillary-craniopharyngioma-with-brafv600e-mutation-treated-with-neoadjuvant-targeted-therapy
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Elham Rostami, Petra Witt Nyström, Sylwia Libard, Johan Wikström, Olivera Casar-Borota, Olafur Gudjonsson
Craniopharyngiomas are histologically benign but locally aggressive tumors in the sellar region that may cause devastating neurological and endocrine deficits. They tend to recur following surgery with high morbidity; hence, postoperative radiotherapy is recommended following sub-total resection. BRAFV600E mutation is the principal oncogenic driver in the papillary variant of craniopharyngiomas. Recently, a dramatic tumor reduction has been reported in a patient with BRAFV600E mutated, multiply recurrent papillary craniopharyngioma using a combination therapy of BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib and MEK inhibitor trametinib...
September 16, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893027/unusual-skin-carcinomas-induced-by-braf-inhibitor-for-metastatic-melanoma-a-case-report
#2
Stefano Cavalieri, Lorenza Di Guardo, Mara Cossa, Carolina Cimminiello, Michele Del Vecchio
The most frequently reported skin tumours during treatment with targeted therapies for BRAF (B type Rapidly Accelerated Fibrosarcoma kinase) mutated metastatic melanoma are squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) have been described in such setting, but no cases of multiple and recurring tumours have been reported so far. A patient with a history of chronic sun exposure and more than 10 BCCs removed since 1998 started treatment with vemurafenib for BRAF mutated metastatic melanoma. Therapy was complicated by sporadic episodes of atrial fibrillation and by the development of recurrent, multiple and diffuse BCCs...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891408/adjuvant-dabrafenib-plus-trametinib-in-stage-iii-braf-mutated-melanoma
#3
Georgina V Long, Axel Hauschild, Mario Santinami, Victoria Atkinson, Mario Mandalà, Vanna Chiarion-Sileni, James Larkin, Marta Nyakas, Caroline Dutriaux, Andrew Haydon, Caroline Robert, Laurent Mortier, Jacob Schachter, Dirk Schadendorf, Thierry Lesimple, Ruth Plummer, Ran Ji, Pingkuan Zhang, Bijoyesh Mookerjee, Jeff Legos, Richard Kefford, Reinhard Dummer, John M Kirkwood
Background Combination therapy with the BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib plus the MEK inhibitor trametinib improved survival in patients with advanced melanoma with BRAF V600 mutations. We sought to determine whether adjuvant dabrafenib plus trametinib would improve outcomes in patients with resected, stage III melanoma with BRAF V600 mutations. Methods In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned 870 patients with completely resected, stage III melanoma with BRAF V600E or V600K mutations to receive oral dabrafenib at a dose of 150 mg twice daily plus trametinib at a dose of 2 mg once daily (combination therapy, 438 patients) or two matched placebo tablets (432 patients) for 12 months...
September 10, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868010/clinical-benefit-from-trametinib-in-a-patient-with-appendiceal-adenocarcinoma-with-a-gnas-r201h-mutation
#4
Celina Ang, Aryeh Stollman, Hongfa Zhu, Umut Sarpel, Bethann Scarborough, Gagan Sahni, Sherri Z Millis
We report the case of a patient with appendiceal adenocarcinoma with mucinous peritoneal carcinomatosis who was treated with trametinib upon identification of a GNAS R201H mutation by comprehensive genomic profiling. The molecular pathology of appendiceal neoplasms is reviewed, and the mechanistic basis underlying the clinical benefit as well as the subsequent course on trametinib that were observed in this patient are discussed.
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864610/iodine-symporter-targeting-with-124-i-131-i-theranostics
#5
James Nagarajah, Marcel Janssen, Philipp Hetkamp, Walter Jentzen
Theranostics, a modern approach combining therapeutics and diagnostics, is among the most promising concepts in nuclear medicine for optimizing and individualizing treatments for many cancer entities. Theranostics has been used in clinical routines in nuclear medicine for more than 60 y-as (131)I for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in thyroid diseases. In this minireview, we provide a survey of the use of 2 different radioiodine isotopes for targeting the sodium-iodine symporter in thyroid cancer and nonthyroidal neoplasms as well as a brief summary of theranostics for neuroendocrine neoplasms and metastatic castration-refractory prostate cancer...
September 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861837/cardiovascular-effects-of-the-mek-inhibitor-trametinib-a-case-report-literature-review-and-consideration-of-mechanism
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Mary Banks, Karen Crowell, Amber Proctor, Brian C Jensen
The MEK inhibitor trametinib was approved in 2013 for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600E mutation, the most common pathogenic mutation in melanoma. Trametinib blocks activation of ERK1/2, inhibiting cell proliferation in melanoma. ERK1/2 also protects against multiple types of cardiac insult in mouse models. Trametinib improves survival in melanoma patients, but evidence of unanticipated cardiotoxicity is emerging. Here we describe the case of a patient with metastatic melanoma who developed acute systolic heart failure after trametinib treatment and present the results of the literature review prompted by this case...
August 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856074/utilizing-tumor-and-plasma-liquid-biopsy-in-treatment-decision-making-for-an-estrogen-receptor-positive-advanced-breast-cancer-patient
#7
Bing Xu, Amy Krie, Pradip De, Casey Williams, Rachel Elsey, Jessica Klein, Brian Leyland-Jones
Breast cancer affects 12% of females in the United States and is the leading cause of cancer death in the female population. Personalized therapy is being used in clinical practice to treat breast cancer based on tumor molecular profiling, which can be obtained from tissue biopsy or plasma liquid biopsy as circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid (ctDNA). The available ctDNA tests provide a non-invasive way to monitor the cancer genome in a real-time manner. In this case report, a 38-year-old female with recurrent estrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer is treated with letrozole, everolimus, and palbociclib...
June 29, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852199/mutant-jak3-phosphoproteomic-profiling-predicts-synergism-between-jak3-inhibitors-and-mek-bcl2-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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S Degryse, C E de Bock, S Demeyer, I Govaerts, S Bornschein, D Verbeke, K Jacobs, S Binos, D A Skerrett-Byrne, H C Murray, N M Verrills, P Van Vlierberghe, J Cools, M D Dun
Mutations in the interleukin-7 receptor (IL7R) or the JAK3 kinase occur frequently in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and both are able to drive cellular transformation and the development of T-ALL in mouse models. However, the signal transduction pathways downstream of JAK3 mutations remain poorly characterized. Here, we describe the phosphoproteome downstream of the JAK3(L857Q)/(M511I) activating mutations in transformed Ba/F3 lymphocyte cells. Signaling pathways regulated by JAK3 mutants were assessed following acute inhibition of JAK1/JAK3 using the JAK kinase inhibitors ruxolitinib or tofacitinib...
August 30, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838438/donor-derived-metastatic-melanoma-and-checkpoint-inhibition
#9
S M Boyle, N Ali, A J Olszanski, D J Park, G Xiao, S Guy, A M Doyle
Donor-derived malignancy, particularly melanoma, is a rare but known complication of organ transplantation. Here we describe a case of metastatic melanoma in a deceased-donor kidney transplant recipient. After diagnosis, the patient was successfully treated with cessation of immunosuppression, explantation of the renal allograft, and novel melanoma therapies, including the mutation-targeted agents dabrafenib and trametinib and the immune checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab. These 2 new classes of melanoma therapy have revolutionized the course of metastatic melanoma, altering it from one of nearly certain mortality to one of potential cure...
September 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829835/exogenous-growth-factors-bfgf-egf-and-hgf-do-not-influence-viability-and-phenotype-of-v600ebraf-melanoma-cells-and-their-response-to-vemurafenib-and-trametinib-in-vitro
#10
Izabela Zalesna, Marta Osrodek, Mariusz L Hartman, Michal Rozanski, Malgorzata Sztiller-Sikorska, Karolina Niewinna, Dariusz Nejc, Malgorzata Czyz
It has been shown that the response of V600EBRAF melanoma cells to targeted therapeutics is affected by growth factors. We have investigated the influence of three different growth factors, bFGF, EGF and HGF used either alone or in combination, on the response of V600EBRAF melanoma cell populations established from surgical specimens to vemurafenib and trametinib, targeting V600EBRAF and MEK1/2, respectively. We report that proliferation and phenotype of V600EBRAF melanoma cell populations were not detectably influenced by exogenous growth factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827234/multiple-treatment-comparison-of-seven-new-drugs-for-patients-with-advanced-malignant-melanoma-a-systematic-review-and-health-economic-decision-model-in-a-norwegian-setting
#11
Eva Pike, Vida Hamidi, Ingvil Saeterdal, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Marianne Klemp
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of seven new drugs (cobimetinib, dabrafenib, ipilimumab, nivolumab, pembrolizumab, trametinib and vemurafenib) used for treatment of patients with advanced malignant melanoma in the Norwegian setting. DESIGN: A multiple technology assessment. PATIENTS: Patients with advanced malignant melanoma aged 18 or older. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search for randomised controlled trials in relevant bibliographic databases...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826720/everolimus-selectively-targets-vemurafenib-resistant-braf-v600e-melanoma-cells-adapted-to-low-ph
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Jessica Ruzzolini, Silvia Peppicelli, Elena Andreucci, Francesca Bianchini, Francesca Margheri, Anna Laurenzana, Gabriella Fibbi, Nicola Pimpinelli, Lido Calorini
Vemurafenib, a BRAF inhibitor, elicits in ∼80% of BRAF(V600E)-mutant melanoma patients a transient anti-tumor response which precedes the emergence of resistance. We tested whether an acidic tumor microenvironment may favor a BRAF inhibitor resistance. A375M6 BRAF(V600E) melanoma cells, either exposed for a short period or chronically adapted to an acidic medium, showed traits compatible with an epithelial-mesenchymal transition, reduced proliferation and high resistance to apoptosis. Both types of acidic cells treated with vemurafenib did not change their proliferation, distribution in cell cycle and level of p-AKT, in contrast to cells grown at standard pH, which showed reduced proliferation, cell cycle arrest and ERK/AKT inhibition...
August 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818062/ocular-toxicity-due-to-trametinib-and-dabrafenib
#13
Stephanie Sarny, Michael Neumayer, Julian Kofler, Yosuf El-Shabrawi
BACKGROUND: To report a case of uveitis and neuroretinal detachment in a patient treated with Trametinib and Dabrafenib due to metastatic cutaneous melanoma stage IV. CASE PRESENTATION: We evaluated slit lamp examination, fundoscopy, optical coherence tomography, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography in a 66 years old man suffering visual loss. Fundoscopy showed serous neuroretinal detachment of the fovea accompanied with white spots surrounding the fovea in both eyes...
August 17, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805135/intermittent-dosing-of-dabrafenib-and-trametinib-in-metastatic-braf-v600e-mutated-papillary-thyroid-cancer-two-case-reports
#14
Paul S White, Anita Pudusseri, Stephanie L Lee, Omar Eton
BACKGROUND: A multi-institutional, randomized phase II trial of continuous dosing of dabrafenib with or without trametinib is ongoing in metastatic thyroid cancer. Preclinical evidence and emerging clinical experience in other cancers support evaluating intermittent dosing of these two agents to achieve more durable response, while being better tolerated and more cost effective. PATIENTS: Two consecutive patients with symptomatic, metastatic radioactive iodine-resistant BRAF(V600E) mutated papillary thyroid cancer and poor performance status were treated initially with dabrafenib 150 mg twice daily plus trametinib 2 mg once daily, first in continuous daily dosing, then in a five-week-on and three-week-off schedule...
September 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777388/choroidal-neovascularization-in-multifocal-choroiditis-after-dabrafenib-and-trametinib
#15
Giorgia C Albertini, Eleonora Corbelli, Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Francesco Bandello
PURPOSE: To describe a case of bilateral choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in multifocal choroiditis (MFC) associated with dabrafenib and trametinib chemotherapy for metastatic melanoma. CASE: We present a case of a 57-year-old man with MFC who underwent combination therapy with dabrafenib plus trametinib for metastatic melanoma. The patient presented to our ophthalmology department complaining of bilateral vision loss of 2 days' duration. He underwent multimodal imaging showing a MFC reactivation complicated by bilateral CNV...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759045/tumor-microenvironment-confers-mtor-inhibitor-resistance-in-invasive-intestinal-adenocarcinoma
#16
T Fujishita, Y Kojima, R Kajino-Sakamoto, M M Taketo, M Aoki
Mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex 1 (mTORC1) is frequently activated in cancers and can be counteracted with the clinical mTORC1 inhibitors everolimus and temsirolimus. Although mTORC1 and dual mTORC1/2 inhibitors are currently under development to treat various malignancies, the emergence of drug resistance has proven to be a major complication. Using the cis-Apc/Smad4 mouse model of locally invasive intestinal adenocarcinoma, we show that administration of everolimus or the dual mTORC1/2 inhibitor AZD8055 significantly reduces the growth of intestinal tumors...
July 31, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756770/synthetic-lethal-short-hairpin-rna-screening-reveals-that-ring-finger-protein-183-confers-resistance-to-trametinib-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#17
Rong Geng, Xin Tan, Zhixiang Zuo, Jiangxue Wu, Zhizhong Pan, Wei Shi, Ranyi Liu, Chen Yao, Gaoyuan Wang, Jiaxin Lin, Lin Qiu, Wenlin Huang, Shuai Chen
BACKGROUND: The mitogen-activated extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (MEK1/2) inhibitor trametinib has shown promising therapeutic effects on melanoma, but its efficacy on colorectal cancer (CRC) is limited. Synthetic lethality arises with a combination of two or more separate gene mutations that causes cell death, whereas individual mutations keep cells alive. This study aimed to identify the genes responsible for resistance to trametinib in CRC cells, using a synthetic lethal short hairpin RNA (shRNA) screening approach...
July 31, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747551/egfr-or-her2-inhibition-modulates-the-tumor-microenvironment-by-suppression-of-pd-l1-and-cytokines-release
#18
Koung Jin Suh, Ji Hea Sung, Jin Won Kim, Song-Hee Han, Hye Seung Lee, Ahrum Min, Mi Hyun Kang, Ji Eun Kim, Ji-Won Kim, Se Hyun Kim, Jeong-Ok Lee, Yu Jung Kim, Keun-Wook Lee, Jee Hyun Kim, Soo-Mee Bang, Seock-Ah Im, Jong Seok Lee
BACKGROUND: Characteristics of tumor microenvironment have been suggested as predictive markers of anti-EGFR or anti-HER2 treatment response. However, the effect of EGFR/HER2 signal blockade on the tumor immune microenvironment is unclear. METHODS: EGFR/HER2 pathway signaling and PD-L1 expression in gastric cancer cell lines were screened by western blot analysis. PD-L1 and HER2 expressions in 251 resected gastric tumors were determined by immunohistochemistry, and changes in EFGR, HER2, and PD-L1 expression in paired specimens between pre- and post-chemotherapy were evaluated...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723725/meningeal-melanomatosis-following-discontinuation-of-dabrafenib-implications-for-the-maintenance-of-long-term-complete-remission
#19
Victoria Grätz, Nadine Lüttmann, Ozan Haase, Ewan A Langan, André Kemmling, Detlef Zillikens, Patrick Terheyden
A subset of 10-20% of patients under continuous BRAF inhibitor monotherapy achieve long-term progression-free and overall survival. Definitive criteria for the safe cessation of BRAF inhibitor monotherapy in treatment-responsive melanoma patients are lacking. We report a patient who remained in complete remission (CR) for 5 years under dabrafenib. The treatment was withdrawn because of concerns about cardiac toxicity. Four months thereafter the patient developed neurological symptoms, including diplopia and bilateral visual loss...
July 18, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720543/bik-is-involved-in-braf-mek-inhibitor-induced-apoptosis-in-melanoma-cell-lines
#20
Andreas Borst, Sebastian Haferkamp, Johannes Grimm, Manuel Rösch, Guannan Zhu, Sen Guo, Chunying Li, Tianwen Gao, Svenja Meierjohann, David Schrama, Roland Houben
In patients with BRAF-mutated melanoma specific inhibitors of BRAF(V600E) and MEK1/2 frequently induce initial tumor reduction, frequently followed by relapse. As demonstrated previously, BRAF(V600E)-inhibition induces apoptosis only in a fraction of treated cells, while the remaining arrest and survive providing a source or a niche for relapse. To identify factors contributing to the differential initial response towards BRAF/MEK inhibition, we established M14 melanoma cell line-derived single cell clones responding to treatment with BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib and MEK inhibitor trametinib predominantly with either cell cycle arrest (CCA-cells) or apoptosis (A-cells)...
September 28, 2017: Cancer Letters
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