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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101205/impact-of-microsatellite-status-on-chemotherapy-for-colorectal-cancer-patients-with-kras-or-braf-mutation
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Chi-Jung Huang, Shih-Hung Huang, Chih-Cheng Chien, Henry Hsin-Chung Lee, Shung-Haur Yang, Chun-Chao Chang, Chia-Long Lee
KRAS and BRAF mutations are frequently detected in cases of colorectal cancer (CRC). The microsatellite status of patients with CRC and mutated KRAS/BRAF is important when determining cancer therapy. In the present study, the microsatellite status and genetic polymorphisms of KRAS (codons 12 and 13) and BRAF (V600E) were characterized in CRC tissue. The mismatch repair activity and oncogenic potential of KRAS were assessed by immunoblots from two KRAS-mutated CRC cell lines, SW480 and HCT116, with different microsatellite statuses, following treatment with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and oxaliplatin...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098866/in-vitro-long-term-treatment-with-mapk-inhibitors-induces-melanoma-cells-with-resistance-plasticity-to-inhibitors-while-retaining-sensitivity-to-cd8-t-cells
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Florencia Paula Madorsky Rowdo, Antonela Barón, Erika María von Euw, José Mordoh
The development of BRAF V600 and MEK inhibitors constitutes a breakthrough in the treatment of patients with BRAF-mutated metastatic melanoma. However, although there is an increase in overall survival, these patients generally confront recurrence, and several resistance mechanisms have already been described. In the present study we describe a different resistance mechanism. After several weeks of long‑term in vitro treatment of two different V600E BRAF‑mutated melanoma cell lines with MARK inhibitors, PLX4032 and/or GDC-0973, the majority of the cells died whereas some remained viable and quiescent (SUR)...
January 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094001/autophagy-inhibition-overcomes-multiple-mechanisms-of-resistance-to-braf-inhibition-in-brain-tumors
#3
Jean M Mulcahy Levy, Shadi Zahedi, Andrea M Griesinger, Andrew Morin, Kurtis D Davies, Dara L Aisner, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Brent E Fitzwalter, Megan L Goodall, Jacqueline Thorburn, Vladimir Amani, Andrew M Donson, Diane K Birks, David M Mirsky, Todd C Hankinson, Michael H Handler, Adam L Green, Rajeev Vibhakar, Nicholas K Foreman, Andrew Thorburn
Kinase inhibitors are effective cancer therapies, but tumors frequently develop resistance. Current strategies to circumvent resistance target the same or parallel pathways. We report here that targeting a completely different process, autophagy, can overcome multiple BRAF inhibitor resistance mechanisms in brain tumors. BRAF(V600E)mutations occur in many pediatric brain tumors. We previously reported that these tumors are autophagy-dependent and a patient was successfully treated with the autophagy inhibitor chloroquine after failure of the BRAF(V600E) inhibitor vemurafenib, suggesting autophagy inhibition overcame the kinase inhibitor resistance...
January 17, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091917/detection-of-rare-mutations-by-routine-analysis-of-kras-nras-and-braf-oncogenes
#4
D S Mikhailenko, G D Efremov, N Yu Safronova, V V Strelnikov, B Ya Alekseev
Molecular genetic analysis of KRAS, NRAS, and BRAF genes was carried out in order to develop an optimal algorithm for detection of minor mutations. We analyzed 35 melanoma and 33 colorectal cancer specimens. Frequent G12D/V/A/C/S mutations were detected in KRAS. The most frequent BRAF mutation in melanoma was V600E, the percentage of rare mutations is significant for DNA diagnosis (24%). Identification of rare BRAF mutations 1790C→G (L597R), 1798_1799delinsAA (V600K), 1798_1799delinsAG (V600R), and 1799_1800delinsAA (V600E) and NRAS mutation 38G→T (G13V) was possible only by Sanger sequencing...
January 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089569/prevention-of-dietary-fat-fueled-ketogenesis-attenuates-braf-v600e-tumor-growth
#5
Siyuan Xia, Ruiting Lin, Lingtao Jin, Liang Zhao, Hee-Bum Kang, Yaozhu Pan, Shuangping Liu, Guoqing Qian, Zhiyu Qian, Evmorfia Konstantakou, Baotong Zhang, Jin-Tang Dong, Young Rock Chung, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Taha Merghoub, Lu Zhou, Ragini R Kudchadkar, David H Lawson, Hanna J Khoury, Fadlo R Khuri, Lawrence H Boise, Sagar Lonial, Benjamin H Lee, Brian P Pollack, Jack L Arbiser, Jun Fan, Qun-Ying Lei, Jing Chen
Lifestyle factors, including diet, play an important role in the survival of cancer patients. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying pathogenic links between diet and particular oncogenic mutations in human cancers remain unclear. We recently reported that the ketone body acetoacetate selectively enhances BRAF V600E mutant-dependent MEK1 activation in human cancers. Here we show that a high-fat ketogenic diet increased serum levels of acetoacetate, leading to enhanced tumor growth potential of BRAF V600E-expressing human melanoma cells in xenograft mice...
January 9, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078189/dabrafenib-and-trametinib-activity-in-a-patient-with-braf-v600e-mutated-and-microsatellite-instability-high-msi-h-metastatic-endometrial-cancer
#6
Michele Moschetta, Gabriel Mak, Joana Hauser, Catriona Davies, Mario Uccello, Hendrik-Tobias Arkenau
BACKGROUND: Targeting BRAF V600E mutation has been proven effective in the treatment of several types of cancer. In endometrial adenocarcinoma, the BRAF V600E mutation has been rarely reported. Whether targeting BRAF oncogene may represent a plausible therapeutic strategy for the rare patients with BRAF-mutated endometrial cancer remains to be ascertained in prospective studies. CASE PRESENTATION: We report herein the case of a heavily pre-treated patient with recurrent microsatellite instability high (MSI-H) BRAF V600E mutated endometrial adenocarcinoma, which was successfully treated with the V600E targeting agent dabrafenib...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078132/impressive-response-to-dual-braf-and-mek-inhibition-in-patients-with-braf-mutant-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-2-case-reports-and-a-brief-review
#7
Viraj Lavingia, Marwan Fakih
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) typically presents at an advanced stage and is associated with a poor oncological outcome. The median survival for metastatic ICC is less than 1 year with standard chemotherapy. ICC is associated with distinct oncogenic drivers including IDH (isocitrate dehydrogenase), HER-2 (human epidermal growth factor 2), and BRAF (v-Raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B), which may benefit from matching targeted therapies. Hereby we report 2 cases of BRAF V600E refractory ICC treated with dual BRAF and MEK inhibitors (dabrafenib and trametinib) with excellent clinical and radiological response to therapy and with protracted duration of disease control...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072975/-molecular-features-of-metanephric-adenoma-and-their-values-in-differential-diagnosis
#8
X Wang, S S Shi, W R Yang, S B Ye, R Li, H H Ma, R S Zhang, Z F Lu, X J Zhou, Q Rao
Objective: To study the molecular features of metanephric adenoma (MA) and discuss their values in differential diagnosis. Methods: BRAF V600E immunohistochemistry (IHC) using the mutation-specific VE1 monoclonal antibody and Sanger sequencing of BRAF mutations were performed on 21 MAs, 16 epithelial-predominant Wilms tumors (e-WT) and 20 the solid variant of papillary renal cell carcinomas (s-PRCC) respectively. p16 protein was detected by IHC also. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analyses using centromeric probes for chromosome 7 and 17 were performed on the three renal tumors in parallel...
January 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072391/braf-v600e-cooperates-with-cdx2-inactivation-to-promote-serrated-colorectal-tumorigenesis
#9
Naoya Sakamoto, Ying Feng, Carmine Stolfi, Yuki Kurosu, Maranne Green, Jeffry Lin, Megan Green, Kazuhiro Sentani, Wataru Yasui, Martin McMahon, Karin M Hardiman, Jason R Spence, Nobukatsu Horita, Joel K Greenson, Rork Kuick, Kathy R Cho, Eric R Fearon
While 20-30% of colorectal cancers (CRCs) may arise from precursors with serrated glands, only 8-10% of CRCs manifest serrated morphology at diagnosis. Markers for distinguishing CRCs arising from 'serrated' versus 'conventional adenoma' precursors are lacking. We studied 36 human serrated CRCs and found CDX2 loss or BRAF mutations in ~60% of cases and often together (p= .04). CDX2(Null)/BRAF(V600E) expression in adult mouse intestinal epithelium led to serrated morphology tumors (including carcinomas) and BRAF(V600E) potently interacted with CDX2 silencing to alter gene expression...
January 10, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069929/genomic-alterations-of-adamantinomatous-and-papillary-craniopharyngioma
#10
Tobias Goschzik, Marco Gessi, Verena Dreschmann, Ursel Gebhardt, Linghua Wang, Shigeru Yamaguchi, David A Wheeler, Libero Lauriola, Ching C Lau, Hermann L Müller, Torsten Pietsch
Craniopharyngiomas are rare histologically benign but clinically challenging neoplasms. To obtain further information on the molecular genetics and biology of craniopharyngiomas, we analyzed a cohort of 121 adamantinomatous and 16 papillary craniopharyngiomas (ACP, PCP). We extracted DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue and determined mutational status of CTNNB1, BRAF, and DDX3X by Sanger sequencing, next generation panel sequencing, and pyrosequencing. Sixteen craniopharyngiomas were further analyzed by molecular inversion profiling (MIP); 76...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067893/vemurafenib-and-trametinib-reduce-expression-of-ctgf-and-il-8-in-v600e-braf-melanoma-cells
#11
Mariusz L Hartman, Michal Rozanski, Marta Osrodek, Izabela Zalesna, Malgorzata Czyz
Clinical evidence has revealed that while RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK pathway is a crucial component of melanomagenesis, other signaling pathways can also contribute to the malignant growth and development of resistance to targeted therapies. We explored the response of (V600E)BRAF melanoma cells derived from surgical specimens and grown in stem cell medium to vemurafenib and trametinib, drugs targeting the activity of (V600E)BRAF and MEK1/2, respectively. Cell growth and apoptosis were monitored by real-time imaging system, immunophenotype and cell cycle by flow cytometry, gene expression by quantitative real-time PCR, immunoblotting and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 9, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062673/dabrafenib-effective-in-pediatric-glioma
#12
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A phase I/II clinical trial suggests that dabrafenib shrinks or stabilizes low-grade gliomas in children with the BRAF V600E mutation. Objective, durable responses occurred in 38% of patients, and the side effects were less severe than with chemotherapy. The researchers have started a second trial for patients with glioma and other BRAF-mutant tumor types, this time evaluating dabrafenib combined with trametinib.
January 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059100/a-tailored-approach-to-braf-and-mlh1-methylation-testing-in-a-universal-screening-program-for-lynch-syndrome
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Tomer Adar, Linda H Rodgers, Kristen M Shannon, Makoto Yoshida, Tianle Ma, Anthony Mattia, Gregory Y Lauwers, Anthony J Iafrate, Daniel C Chung
To determine the correlation between BRAF genotype and MLH1 promoter methylation in a screening program for Lynch syndrome (LS), a universal screening program for LS was established in two medical centers. Tumors with abnormal MLH1 staining were evaluated for both BRAF V600E genotype and MLH1 promoter methylation. Tumors positive for both were considered sporadic, and genetic testing was recommended for all others. A total 1011 colorectal cancer cases were screened for Lynch syndrome, and 148 (14.6%) exhibited absent MLH1 immunostaining...
January 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053233/dual-specificity-phosphatase-5-controls-the-localized-inhibition-propagation-and-transforming-potential-of-erk-signaling
#14
Andrew M Kidger, Linda K Rushworth, Julia Stellzig, Jane Davidson, Christopher J Bryant, Cassidy Bayley, Edward Caddye, Tim Rogers, Stephen M Keyse, Christopher J Caunt
Deregulated extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling drives cancer growth. Normally, ERK activity is self-limiting by the rapid inactivation of upstream kinases and delayed induction of dual-specificity MAP kinase phosphatases (MKPs/DUSPs). However, interactions between these feedback mechanisms are unclear. Here we show that, although the MKP DUSP5 both inactivates and anchors ERK in the nucleus, it paradoxically increases and prolongs cytoplasmic ERK activity. The latter effect is caused, at least in part, by the relief of ERK-mediated RAF inhibition...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050146/personalized-oncogenomics-in-the-management-of-gastrointestinal-carcinomas-early-experiences-from-a-pilot-study
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B S Sheffield, B Tessier-Cloutier, H Li-Chang, Y Shen, E Pleasance, K Kasaian, Y Li, S J M Jones, H J Lim, D J Renouf, D G Huntsman, S Yip, J Laskin, M Marra, D F Schaeffer
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal carcinomas are genomically complex cancers that are lethal in the metastatic setting. Whole-genome and transcriptome sequencing allow for the simultaneous characterization of multiple oncogenic pathways. METHODS: We report 3 cases of metastatic gastrointestinal carcinoma in patients enrolled in the Personalized Onco-Genomics program at the BC Cancer Agency. Real-time genomic profiling was combined with clinical expertise to diagnose a carcinoma of unknown primary, to explore treatment response to bevacizumab in a colorectal cancer, and to characterize an appendiceal adenocarcinoma...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043156/absence-of-braf-mutation-in-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
#16
T Vosecka, A Vicha, T Zelinka, P Jencova, K Pacak, J Duskova, J Benes, A Guha, L Stanek, M Kohoutova, Z Musil
Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas (PHEO/PARA) are rare endocrine tumors originating from the adrenal medulla. More than 20 genes are involved in the tumorigenesis of these tumors, but a substantial part of the causative genetic events remains unexplained. A recent study has reported the presence of the activating BRAF V600E mutation in PCC, suggesting a role for BRAF activation in tumor development. Other studies have not find this mutation. This study investigates the occurrence of the BRAF V600E mutation in these tumors...
January 3, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040692/prognostic-value-of-braf%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-kras%C3%A2-mutations-in-msi-and-mss-stage-iii-colon-cancer
#17
Julien Taieb, Karine Le Malicot, Qian Shi, Frédérique Penault Lorca, Olivier Bouché, Josep Tabernero, Enrico Mini, Richard M Goldberg, Gunnar Folprecht, Jean Luc Van Laethem, Daniel J Sargent, Steven R Alberts, Jean Francois Emile, Pierre Laurent Puig, Frank A Sinicrope
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of BRAF and KRAS mutations within microsatellite-unstable (MSI) and microsatellite-stable (MSS) subgroups of resected colon carcinoma patients remains controversial. We examined this question in prospectively collected biospecimens from stage III colon cancer with separate analysis of MSI and MSS tumors from patients receiving adjuvant FOLFOX +/- cetuximab in two adjuvant therapy trials. METHODS: Three groups were defined: BRAF Mutant, KRAS Mutant, and double wild-type...
May 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034324/p16-overexpression-in-braf-mutated-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#18
Shan-Shan Shi, Xuan Wang, Qiu-Yuan Xia, Qiu Rao, Qin Shen, Sheng-Bin Ye, Rui Li, Qun-Li Shi, Zhen-Feng Lu, Heng-Hui Ma, Xiao-Jun Zhou
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to analyze the histopathology, immunophenotype, molecular features, and prognosis in cases of BRAF-mutated gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) and to examine the p16 expression in these tumors, and further discuss its effects on tumor formation and progression. METHODS: In all, 283 GIST cases (201 KIT mutants, 12 PDGFRA mutants and 70 wild-type) from the 2010 to 2014 surgical pathology files of the Department of Pathology at Nanjing Jinling Hospital were analyzed for mutations in BRAF exon 15...
December 30, 2016: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031237/expression-profiling-of-a-human-thyroid-cell-line-stably-expressing-the-brafv600e-mutation
#19
Byoung-Ae Kim, Hyeon-Gun Jee, Jin Wook Yi, Su-Jin Kim, Young Jun Chai, June Young Choi, Kyu Eun Lee
BACKGROUND/AIM: The BRAF(V600E) mutation acts as an initiator of cancer development in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Gene expression changes caused by the BRAF(V600E) mutation may have an important role in thyroid cancer development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To study genomic alterations caused by the BRAF(V600E) mutation, we made human thyroid cell lines that harbor the wild-type BRAF gene (Nthy/WT) and the V600E mutant-type BRAF gene (Nthy/V600E). RESULTS: Flow cytometry and western blotting showed stable transfection of the BRAF gene...
2, 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031175/adjuvant-folfox-cetuximab-in-full-ras-and-braf-wildtype-stage-iii-colon-cancer-patients
#20
J Taieb, R Balogoun, K Le Malicot, J Tabernero, E Mini, G Folprecht, J-L Van Laethem, J-F Emile, C Mulot, S Fratté, C-B Levaché, L Saban-Roche, J Thaler, L N Petersen, J Bridgewater, G Perkins, C Lepage, E Van Cutsem, A Zaanan, P Laurent-Puig
BACKGROUND: RAS mutations have been shown to confer resistance to anti-EGFR treatment. We analyzed the results of the PETACC8 trial (cetuximab + FOLFOX vs FOLFOX) in full RAS and BRAF wildtype (WT) patients (pts) with resected stage III colon cancer. METHODS: Exons 2, 3 and 4 of KRAS and NRAS, and BRAF exons 11 and 15, were sequenced using the Ampliseq colon-lung cancer panel version 2, in PETACC8 trial pts who consented to translational research. The impact of cetuximab on time to recurrence (TTR), disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) was investigated in pts with tumors harboring RAS & BRAF WT and RAS mutations...
December 28, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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