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Francesca Vena, Ruochen Jia, Arman Esfandiari, Juan J Garcia-Gomez, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Jianguo Ma, Sakeena Syed, Lindsey Crowley, Brian Elenbaas, Samantha Goodstal, John A Hartley, Daniel Hochhauser
Targeting the DNA damage response (DDR) in tumors with defective DNA repair is a clinically successful strategy. The RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK signalling pathway is frequently deregulated in human cancers. In this study, we explored the effects of MEK inhibition on the homologous recombination pathway and explored the potential for combination therapy of MEK inhibitors with DDR inhibitors and a hypoxia-activated prodrug. We studied effects of combining pimasertib, a selective allosteric inhibitor of MEK1/2, with olaparib, a small molecule inhibitor of poly (adenosine diphosphate [ADP]-ribose) polymerases (PARP), and with the hypoxia-activated prodrug evofosfamide in ovarian and pancreatic cancer cell lines...
February 20, 2018: Oncotarget
Susana Cedrés, Enriqueta Felip, Cristina Cruz, Ana Martinez de Castro, Nuria Pardo, Alejandro Navarro, Alex Martinez-Marti, Jordin Remon, Jorge Zeron-Medina, Judith Balmaña, Alba Llop-Guevara, Josep M Miquel, Irene Sansano, Paolo Nuciforo, Francesco Mancuso, Violeta Serra, Ana Vivancos
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are molecular chaperones that maintain proteins in their correct conformation to ensure stability and protect carcinoma cells from apoptosis. HSP90 inhibitors (HSP90i) block multiple targets simultaneously, and despite responses in a selected population, no HSP90i have yet been approved. We present a patient with a lung tumor with an exceptional response to cisplatin/gemcitabine in combination with HSP90i, which nowadays continues with HSP90i maintenance after three years. Whole-exome sequencing of the lung tumor unveiled a BRCA1/2 deficiency mutational signature, and mutation analysis confirmed a germline BRCA1 mutation...
February 26, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Laura Cortesi, Angela Toss, Iole Cucinotto
The standard of treatment for advanced ovarian cancer is represented by optimal surgical debulking preceded or followed by chemotherapeutic regimens including taxanes and platinum agents, possibly associated with bevacizumab and/or intraperitoneal therapy. Despite this comprehensive treatment strategy, almost 75% of patients relapse or progress and are therefore candidates for a second-line treatment, showing, at this point, less chemo-sensitivity and worse prognosis. An interesting approach to improve outcomes of these patients has been developed in the last decade, in BRCA-related ovarian cancer...
March 7, 2018: Current Cancer Drug Targets
Enrico Mini, Ida Landini, Laura Lucarini, Andrea Lapucci, Cristina Napoli, Gabriele Perrone, Renato Tassi, Emanuela Masini, Flavio Moroni, Stefania Nobili
The poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) enzymes play a key role in the regulation of cellular processes (e.g., DNA damage repair, genomic stability). It has been shown that PARP inhibitors (PARPIs) are selectively cytotoxic against cells having dysfunctions in genes involved in DNA repair mechanisms (synthetic lethality). Drug-induced PARP inhibition potentiates the activity of anticancer drugs such as 5-fluorouracil in enhancing DNA damage, whose repair involves PARP-1 activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the inhibitory effects of a novel PARPI, HYDAMTIQ, on growth in human tumor cell lines characterized by different features with regard to DNA damage response pathways (BRCA mutational status, microsatellite status, and ATM expression level) and degree of sensitivity/resistance to 5-fluorouracil...
March 5, 2018: Oncology Research
Qi Liu, Liliana Gheorghiu, Michael Drumm, Rebecca Clayman, Alec Eidelman, Matthew F Wszolek, Aria Olumi, Adam Feldman, Meng Wang, Lynnette Marcar, Deborah E Citrin, Chin-Lee Wu, Cyril H Benes, Jason A Efstathiou, Henning Willers
Biomarkers and mechanisms of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor-mediated cytotoxicity in tumor cells lacking a BRCA-mutant or BRCA-like phenotype are poorly defined. We sought to explore the utility of PARP-1 inhibitor (PARPi) treatment with/without ionizing radiation in muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), which has poor therapeutic outcomes. We assessed the DNA damaging and cytotoxic effects of the PARPi olaparib in nine bladder cancer cell lines. Olaparib radiosensitized all cell lines with dose enhancement factors from 1...
March 7, 2018: Oncogene
Yize Mao, Xin Huang, Zeyu Shuang, Guohe Lin, Jun Wang, Fangting Duan, Jianlin Chen, Shengping Li
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a highly malignant tumor with resistance to radiotherapy alone. Olaparib, a highly potent poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, has been shown to sensitize many types of tumor to radiotherapy. However, the effect of olaparib, either as monotherapy or as combination therapy with radiotherapy, on CCA is not known, and our study aimed to explore this. To assess radiosensitization in three CCA cell lines (QBC939, HuH28 and TFK-1), viability and clonogenic assays were conducted...
February 26, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Kathleen N Moore, Mansoor Raza Mirza, Ursula A Matulonis
Niraparib is an oral poly(ADP ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor that is currently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) as well as recently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the maintenance treatment of women with recurrent ovarian cancer who are in complete or partial response to platinum-based chemotherapy. The mechanisms of action of niraparib include inhibition of PARP enzymatic activity as well as increased formation of PARP-DNA complexes through "trapping" the PARP enzyme on damaged DNA...
January 31, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Ethan Brill, Takuhei Yokoyama, Jayakumar Nair, Minshu Yu, Yeong-Ran Ahn, Jung-Min Lee
PARP inhibitors (PARPi) have been effective in high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC), although clinical activity is limited against BRCA wild type HGSOC. The nearly universal loss of normal p53 regulation in HGSOCs causes dysfunction in the G1/S checkpoint, making tumor cells reliant on Chk1-mediated G2/M cell cycle arrest for DNA repair. Therefore, Chk1 is a reasonable target for a combination strategy with PARPi in treating BRCA wild type HGSOC. Here we investigated the combination of prexasertib mesylate monohydrate (LY2606368), a Chk1 and Chk2 inhibitor, and a PARP inhibitor, olaparib, in HGSOC cell lines (OVCAR3, OV90, PEO1 and PEO4) using clinically attainable concentrations...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Sergey Karakashev, Hengrui Zhu, Yuhki Yokoyama, Bo Zhao, Nail Fatkhutdinov, Andrew V Kossenkov, Andrew J Wilson, Fiona Simpkins, David Speicher, Dineo Khabele, Benjamin G Bitler, Rugang Zhang
PARP inhibition is known to be an effective clinical strategy in BRCA mutant cancers, but PARP inhibition has not been applied to BRCA-proficient tumors. Here, we show the synergy of BET bromodomain inhibition with PARP inhibition in BRCA-proficient ovarian cancers due to mitotic catastrophe. Treatment of BRCA-proficient ovarian cancer cells with the BET inhibitor JQ1 downregulated the G2-M cell-cycle checkpoint regulator WEE1 and the DNA-damage response factor TOPBP1. Combining PARP inhibitor Olaparib with the BET inhibitor, we observed a synergistic increase in DNA damage and checkpoint defects, which allowed cells to enter mitosis despite the accumulation of DNA damage, ultimately causing mitotic catastrophe...
December 19, 2017: Cell Reports
Roberto Ferrara, Francesca Simionato, Chiara Ciccarese, Elisabetta Grego, Sara Cingarlini, Roberto Iacovelli, Emilio Bria, Giampaolo Tortora, Davide Melisi
PARP1 and BRCA genes are essential genome caretakers and their interaction has been the first example of synthetic lethality, a genetic concept proposed in the early 20th century, but deeply explored in cancer patients only in the last decade. Areas covered: This review describes PARP1 and BRCA main functions and different roles in genome protection. Furthermore, an overview of the principle mechanisms of action and resistance to PARP inhibitors (PARPi) is presented. This review illustrates the concept of BRCAness, and how this discovery has broadened the routes of PARPi to several different malignancies such as ovarian, breast and prostate cancer...
December 20, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Akihiro Ohmoto, Shinichi Yachida
Inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs), which play a key role in DNA damage/repair pathways, have been developed as antitumor agents based on the concept of synthetic lethality. Synthetic lethality is the idea that cell death would be efficiently induced by simultaneous loss of function of plural key molecules, for example, by exposing tumor cells with inactivating gene mutation of BRCA-mediated DNA repair to chemically induced inhibition of PARPs. Indeed, three PARP inhibitors, olaparib, rucaparib and niraparib have already been approved in the US or Europe, mainly for the treatment of BRCA -mutant ovarian cancer...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
Naoki Kawahara, Kenji Ogawa, Mika Nagayasu, Mai Kimura, Yoshikazu Sasaki, Hiroshi Kobayashi
Inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) are new types of personalized treatment of relapsed platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer harboring BRCA1/2 mutations. Ovarian clear cell cancer (CCC), a subset of ovarian cancer, often appears as low-stage disease with a higher incidence among Japanese. Advanced CCC is highly aggressive with poor patient outcome. The aim of the present study was to determine the potential synthetic lethality gene pairs for PARP inhibitions in patients with CCC through virtual and biological screenings as well as clinical studies...
November 2017: Biomedical Reports
Margaret Nieborowska-Skorska, Silvia Maifrede, Yashodhara Dasgupta, Katherine Sullivan, Sylwia Flis, Bac Viet Le, Martyna Solecka, Elizaveta A Belyaeva, Lucia Kubovcakova, Morgan Nawrocki, Martin Kirschner, Huaqing Zhao, Josef T Prchal, Katarzyna Piwocka, Alison R Moliterno, Mariusz Wasik, Steffen Koschmieder, Tony R Green, Radek C Skoda, Tomasz Skorski
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) often carry JAK2(V617F), MPL(W515L), or CALR(del52) mutations. Current treatment options for MPNs include cytoreduction by hydroxyurea and JAK1/2 inhibition by ruxolitinib, both of which are not curative. We show here that cell lines expressing JAK2(V617F), MPL(W515L), or CALR(del52) accumulated reactive oxygen species-induced DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) and were modestly sensitive to poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors olaparib and BMN673. At the same time, primary MPN cell samples from individual patients displayed a high degree of variability in sensitivity to these drugs...
December 28, 2017: Blood
Neil Johnson, John B Liao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to summarize developments in novel therapeutics for ovarian cancer presented at the Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium held at the University of Washington. METHODS: A symposium of the leaders in ovarian cancer research was convened to present and discuss current advances and future directions in ovarian cancer research. RESULTS: The fourth session was held on September 13, 2016, and focused on Novel Therapeutics for Ovarian Cancer...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Isabelle Ray-Coquard
Trabectedin presents a complex mode of action affecting key cell biology processes in tumor cells and in the tumor microenvironment. In ovarian cancer patients with a platinum treatment-free interval of 6-12 months treated with trabectedin + pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) or single-agent PLD, and retreated with platinum after relapse, overall survival was significantly prolonged in the trabectedin + PLD group. Mechanisms by which trabectedin restores tumor sensitivity to platinum include its interaction with components of the nucleotide excision repair machinery in tumor cells and inhibition of inflammatory mediators such as IL-6 in the tumor microenvironment...
October 11, 2017: Future Oncology
Natalya Kaverina, Anton V Borovjagin, Zaira Kadagidze, Anatoly Baryshnikov, Maria Baryshnikova, Dmitry Malin, Dhimankrishhna Ghosh, Nameeta Shah, Danny R Welch, Patrik Gabikian, Apollon Karseladze, Charles Cobbs, Ilya V Ulasov
Formation of metastases, also known as cancer dissemination, is an important stage of breast cancer (BrCa) development. KISS1 expression is associated with inhibition of metastases development. Recently we have demonstrated that BrCa metastases to the brain exhibit low levels of KISS1 expression at both mRNA and protein levels. By using multicolor immunofluorescence and coculture techniques here we show that normal adult astrocytes in the brain are capable of promoting metastatic transformation of circulating breast cancer cells localized to the brain through secretion of chemokine CXCL12...
October 5, 2017: Autophagy
Paul Lesueur, François Chevalier, Jean-Baptiste Austry, Waisse Waissi, Hélène Burckel, Georges Noël, Jean-Louis Habrand, Yannick Saintigny, Florence Joly
BACKGROUND: Poly-(ADP-Ribose)-Polymerase (PARP) inhibitors are becoming important actors of anti-neoplasic agents landscape, with recent but narrow FDA's approvals for ovarian BRCA mutated cancers and prostatic cancer. Nevertheless, PARP inhibitors are also promising drugs for combined treatments particularly with radiotherapy. More than seven PARP inhibitors have been currently developed. Central Role of PARP in DNA repair, makes consider PARP inhibitor as potential radiosensitizers, especially for tumors with DNA repair defects, such as BRCA mutation, because of synthetic lethality...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
Jolien S de Groot, Paul J van Diest, Miranda van Amersfoort, Eva J Vlug, Xiaojuan Pan, Natalie D Ter Hoeve, Hilde Rosing, Jos H Beijnen, Sameh A Youssef, Alain de Bruin, Jos Jonkers, Elsken van der Wall, Patrick W B Derksen
BRCA deficiency predisposes to the development of invasive breast cancer. In BRCA mutation carriers this risk can increase up to 80%. Currently, bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy are the only preventive, albeit radical invasive strategies to prevent breast cancer in BRCA mutation carriers. An alternative non-invasive way to prevent BRCA1-associated breast cancer may be local prophylactic treatment via the nipple. Using a non-invasive intraductal (ID) preclinical intervention strategy, we explored the use of combined cisplatin and poly (ADP)-ribose polymerase 1 (PARP1) inhibition to prevent the development of hereditary breast cancer...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
Jesus Anampa, Alice Chen, John Wright, Margi Patel, Christine Pellegrino, Karen Fehn, Joseph A Sparano, Eleni Andreopoulou
BACKGROUND: Poly-ADP-ribose-polymerase is an essential nuclear enzyme, involved in base-excision repair of damaged DNA. Poly-ADP-ribose-polymerase inhibition sensitizes tumor cells to cytotoxic agents, which induce DNA damage, including cyclophosphamide (C), and metronomic dosing of C may optimize potential for synergy. METHODS: The primary objective of this phase I trial was to determine the safety and identify the recommended phase II dose of the combination of low-dose oral C (50, 75, 100, and 125 mg) once daily in combination with veliparib (V) (100, 200, and 300 mg) administered twice a day (BID) for 21-day cycles using a standard 3 + 3 design in patients with metastatic human epidermal growth factor receptor 2/neu-negative breast cancer...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
H Yamaguchi, Y Du, K Nakai, M Ding, S-S Chang, J L Hsu, J Yao, Y Wei, L Nie, S Jiao, W-C Chang, C-H Chen, Y Yu, G N Hortobagyi, M-C Hung
Inhibitors against poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) are promising targeted agents currently used to treat BRCA-mutant ovarian cancer and are in clinical trials for other cancer types, including BRCA-mutant breast cancer. To enhance the clinical response to PARP inhibitors (PARPis), understanding the mechanisms underlying PARPi sensitivity is urgently needed. Here, we show enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), an enzyme that catalyzes H3 lysine trimethylation and associates with oncogenic function, contributes to PARPi sensitivity in breast cancer cells...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
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