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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337640/molecular-determinants-of-response-to-anti-programmed-cell-death-pd-1-and-anti-programmed-death-ligand-pd-l-ligand-1-blockade-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-profiled-with-targeted-next-generation-sequencing
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Hira Rizvi, Francisco Sanchez-Vega, Konnor La, Walid Chatila, Philip Jonsson, Darragh Halpenny, Andrew Plodkowski, Niamh Long, Jennifer L Sauter, Natasha Rekhtman, Travis Hollmann, Kurt A Schalper, Justin F Gainor, Ronglai Shen, Ai Ni, Kathryn C Arbour, Taha Merghoub, Jedd Wolchok, Alexandra Snyder, Jamie E Chaft, Mark G Kris, Charles M Rudin, Nicholas D Socci, Michael F Berger, Barry S Taylor, Ahmet Zehir, David B Solit, Maria E Arcila, Marc Ladanyi, Gregory J Riely, Nikolaus Schultz, Matthew D Hellmann
Purpose Treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) is characterized by durable responses and improved survival in a subset of patients. Clinically available tools to optimize use of ICIs and understand the molecular determinants of response are needed. Targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) is increasingly routine, but its role in identifying predictors of response to ICIs is not known. Methods Detailed clinical annotation and response data were collected for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer treated with anti-programmed death-1 or anti-programmed death-ligand 1 [anti-programmed cell death (PD)-1] therapy and profiled by targeted NGS (MSK-IMPACT; n = 240)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310834/genetic-analysis-and-clinical-description-of-greek-patients-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome-creation-of-a-national-registry
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Florentia Fostira, Vasiliki Mollaki, George Lypas, George Alexandrakis, Efstratios Christianakis, Maria Tzouvala, Eirini Zacharopoulou, Despoina Kalfakakou, Irene Konstantopoulou, Drakoulis Yannoukakos
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder caused by germline mutations in the STK11 tumor suppressor gene. PJS patients face a cumulative cancer risk as high as 93% for all sites combined. The present study reports the spectrum of STK11 mutations in eight families with clinical diagnosis of PJS, summarizes the clinical characteristics of sixteen mutation carriers and launches a National Registry for PJS in Greece. STK11 loss-of-function (LoF) mutations were detected in 87.5% of index patients...
January 2018: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309780/pancreatic-cancer-screening-in-high-risk-individuals-with-germline-genetic-mutations
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Tomas DaVee, Emmanuel Coronel, Charilaos Papafragkakis, Sayam Thaiudom, Gandhi Lanke, Raja C Chakinala, Graciela M Nogueras González, Manoop S Bhutani, William A Ross, Brian R Weston, Jeffrey H Lee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pancreas cancer (PC) is a deadly disease, which is most commonly diagnosed at an incurable stage. Different high-risk genetic variants and cancer syndromes increase the lifetime risk of developing PC. This study aims to assess the yield of initial PC screening in patients with high-risk germline mutations. METHODS: Asymptomatic adults underwent PC screening by EUS, MRI or CT during a 10-year period, and were retrospectively identified. High-risk individuals were defined as carrying germline mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2, p53 (Li-Fraumeni), STK11 (Peutz-Jeghers), MSH2 (Lynch), ATM (ataxia-telangiectasia), or APC (familial adenomatous polyposis)...
January 5, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307989/gene-mutations-in-stool-from-gastric-and-colorectal-neoplasia-patients-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Omar Youssef, Virinder Sarhadi, Homa Ehsan, Tom Böhling, Monika Carpelan-Holmström, Selja Koskensalo, Pauli Puolakkainen, Arto Kokkola, Sakari Knuutila
AIM: To study cancer hotspot mutations by next-generation sequencing (NGS) in stool DNA from patients with different gastrointestinal tract (GIT) neoplasms. METHODS: Stool samples were collected from 87 Finnish patients diagnosed with various gastric and colorectal neoplasms, including benign tumors, and from 14 healthy controls. DNA was isolated from stools by using the PSP® Spin Stool DNA Plus Kit. For each sample, 20 ng of DNA was used to construct sequencing libraries using the Ion AmpliSeq Cancer Hotspot Panel v2 or Ion AmpliSeq Colon and Lung Cancer panel v2...
December 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279706/metachronous-and-synchronous-occurrence-of-5-primary-malignancies-in-a-female-patient-between-1997-and-2013-a-case-report-with-germline-and-somatic-genetic-analysis
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Jenny Nyqvist, Fredrik Persson, Toshima Z Parris, Khalil Helou, Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm, Zakaria Einbeigi, Åke Borg, Per Karlsson, Anikó Kovács
The number of patients with multiple primary malignancies has been increasing steadily in recent years. In the present study, we describe a unique case of an 81-year-old woman with 5 metachronous and synchronous primary malignant neoplasms. The patient was first diagnosed with an endometrium adenocarcinoma in 1997 and a colon adenocarcinoma in 2002. Eleven years after her colon surgery, in 2013, the patient presented with 3 other primary malignancies within a 4-month time span: an invasive malignant melanoma on the lower leg, an invasive mucinous breast carcinoma in the right breast, and a pleomorphic spindle cell sarcoma on the left upper arm...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245219/a-novel-germline-mutation-c-a527g-in-stk11-gene-causes-peutz-jeghers-syndrome-in-a-chinese-girl-a-case-report
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Zi-Ye Zhao, Yu-Liang Jiang, Bai-Rong Li, Fu Yang, Jing Li, Xiao-Wei Jin, Shu-Han Sun, Shou-Bin Ning
RATIONALE: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a Mendelian autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations in the tumor suppressor gene, serine/threonine kinase 11 (STK11). The features of this syndrome include gastrointestinal (GI) hamartomas, melanin spots on the lips and the extremities, and an increased risk of developing cancer. Early onset of disease is often characterized by mucocutaneous pigmentation and intussusception due to GI polyps in childhood. PATIENT CONCERNS: A girl with a positive family history grew oral pigmentation at 1 and got intussusception by small bowel hamartomas at 5...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219616/next-generation-sequencing-approach-to-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-yields-more-actionable-alterations
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Mitra Mehrad, Somak Roy, Humberto Trejo Bittar, Sanja Dacic
CONTEXT: - Different testing algorithms and platforms for EGFR mutations and ALK rearrangements in advanced-stage lung adenocarcinoma exist. The multistep approach with single-gene assays has been challenged by more efficient next-generation sequencing (NGS) of a large number of gene alterations. The main criticism of the NGS approach is the detection of genomic alterations of uncertain significance. OBJECTIVE: - To determine the best testing algorithm for patients with lung cancer in our clinical practice...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198084/-the-impact-of-molecular-profiling-using-next-generation-sequencing-in-advanced-lung-cancer
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Anna Belilovski Rozenblum, Maya Ilouze, Elizabeth Dudnik, Lior Soussan-Gutman, Addie Dvir, Nir Peled
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, important advances in understanding the lung cancer cellular signal pathways have led to the designing of targeted drugs that significantly prolong survival. Recent data shows that 64% of lung adenocarcinomas harbor at least one activating driver mutation, including treatable mutations such as RET, ERBB2 (HER-2) and ROS1 gene mutations, besides the regularly screened ALK and EGFR genes. Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) reveals more clinically meaningful genomic alterations as compared to currently used diagnostic tests...
November 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191602/lkb1-stk11-mutations-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-descriptive-analysis-and-prognostic-value
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Francesco Facchinetti, Maria Virginia Bluthgen, Gabrielle Tergemina-Clain, Laura Faivre, Jean-Pierre Pignon, David Planchard, Jordi Remon, Jean-Charles Soria, Ludovic Lacroix, Benjamin Besse
BACKGROUND: LKB1/STK11 (STK11) is among the most inactivated tumor-suppressor genes in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). While evidence concerning the biologic role of STK11 is accumulating, its prognostic significance in advanced NSCLC has not been envisaged yet. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective analysis included consecutive NSCLC patients with available STK11 information who underwent a platinum-based chemotherapy. STK11 mutational status was correlated to clinico-pathological and mutational features...
October 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168346/cancer-testis-gene-piwil1-promotes-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Kaipeng Xie, Kai Zhang, Jing Kong, Cheng Wang, Yayun Gu, Cheng Liang, Tingting Jiang, Na Qin, Jibin Liu, Xuejiang Guo, Ran Huo, Mingxi Liu, Hongxia Ma, Juncheng Dai, Zhibin Hu
Piwi-like RNA-mediated gene silencing 1 (PIWIL1) has been identified as a novel extremely highly expressed cancer-testis (CT) gene in lung adenocarcinoma. However, the exact function and mechanism of PIWIL1 in lung adenocarcinoma remains unclear. Herein, we sought to investigate the role of PIWIL1 in the occurrence and development of lung adenocarcinoma. We examined the expression pattern of PIWIL1 in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) lung adenocarcinoma samples, and validated it by Real-Time PCR (RT-PCR) in additional 21 paired lung adenocarcinoma tissues and 16 normal tissues...
November 23, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155348/progress-and-challenges-of-predictive-biomarkers-of-anti-pd-1-pd-l1-immunotherapy-a-systematic-review
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Feifei Teng, Xiangjiao Meng, Li Kong, Jinming Yu
Despite the marked success of applications of PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint blockades in clinical, the efficacy and responsiveness of these agents varies greatly among different tumor types and across individual patients. Therefore, establishment of predictive biomarkers for checkpoint blockades is of the most importance to maximize the therapeutic benefits. In this review, we discuss the current progress and challenges of developing predictive biomarkers of immunotherapy responsiveness, aiming to provide some directions for future studies...
November 16, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152604/crosstalk-of-lkb1-and-pten-regulated-signals-in-liver-morphogenesis-and-tumor-development
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Chengyou Jia, Vivian Medina, Chenchang Liu, Lina He, Daohai Qian, Tu Taojian, Curtis T Okamoto, Bangyan L Stiles
Liver kinase B 1 (LKB1 or STK11) and PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10) are two tumor suppressors that regulate the mTOR signaling pathway. Deletion studies show that loss of either Lkb1 (Lkb(+/-) ) or Pten (Pten(loxP/loxP); Alb-Cre(+) ) leads to liver injury and development of hepatocarcinoma. In this study, we investigated the crosstalk of LKB1 and PTEN loss during tumorigenesis and liver development. We show here that haplo-insufficiency of Lkb1 in the liver leads to advanced tumor development in the Pten null mice (Pten(loxP/loxP); Lkb(loxP/+); Alb-Cre(+) )...
April 2017: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141581/sanger-sequencing-in-exonic-regions-of-stk11-gene-uncovers-a-novel-de-novo-germline-mutation-c-962_963delcc-associated-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome-and-elevated-cancer-risk-case-report-of-a-chinese-patient
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Zi-Ye Zhao, Yu-Liang Jiang, Bai-Rong Li, Fu Yang, Jing Li, Xiao-Wei Jin, Shou-Bin Ning, Shu-Han Sun
BACKGROUND: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is caused by mutations in the tumor suppressor gene, STK11, and is characterized by gastrointestinal hamartomas, melanin spots on the lips and the extremities, and an increased risk of developing cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: We reported an isolated PJS patient who died of colon cancer, whose blood sample was collected together with all the available family members'. The entire coding region of the STK11 gene was amplified by PCR and analyzed by Sanger sequencing, through which, a novel mutation, c...
November 15, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115420/construction-of-a-prognostic-prediction-system-for-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-to-investigate-the-key-prognostic-genes
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Bingli Zheng, Jie Peng, Ablikim Mollayup, Ahmat Bakri, Lei Guo, Jianjiang Zheng, Hui Xu
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is associated with high mortality rates and poor prognoses. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the most common type of PC, and almost all cases of pancreatic adenocarcinoma are pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). The aim of the current study was to reveal the genes involved in the prognosis of PDAC. Five datasets, including GSE71729 (145 PDAC samples and 46 normal samples), GSE15471 (39 PDAC samples and 39 normal samples), GSE1542 (24 PDAC samples and 25 normal samples), GSE28735 (45 PDAC samples and 45 normal samples) and GSE62452 (69 PDAC samples and 69 normal samples) were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database...
October 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110857/inter-relationship-between-pd-l1-expression-and-clinic-pathological-features-and-driver-gene-mutations-in-pulmonary-sarcomatoid-carcinomas
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Filippo Lococo, Federica Torricelli, Giulio Rossi, Marco Alifano, Diane Damotte, Cristian Rapicetta, Ione Tamagnini, Alberto Cavazza, Simonetta Piana, Carla Galeone, Massimiliano Paci, Alessia Ciarrocchi
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary Sarcomatoid Carcinoma (PSC) is a rare subset of NSCLC, associated with worse prognosis and resistant to platinum-based regimens. Recent investigations have shown high levels of PD-L1 expression in PSC, providing a rationale for the potential use of immunotherapy. In this study, we investigated whether the PD-L1 expression was related to clinico-pathologic and molecular characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fortythree surgically-resected PSCs were selected from 2006 to 2014 and clinical information retrieved...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089812/papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-a-boy-with-familial-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-attributable-to-a-tsc2-deletion-a-case-report
#16
M Flader, P Kurzawa, J Maldyk, J Sygut, J Harasymczuk, A Kropinska, D Handkiewicz-Junak, B Jarzab, K Kotulska, M Niedziela
Tuberous sclerosis complex (tsc), a phacomatosis, is a rare genetic disease (autosomal dominant; incidence: 1 in 6,800-17,300) associated with mutations in the TSC1 and TSC2 genes, 70% of which are sporadic. The disease causes benign tumours in the brain, kidneys, heart, lungs, skin, and eyes; thyroid lesions are extremely rare. A 13-year-old euthyroid boy with a hereditary form of tsc (del 4730G in TSC2, also seen in 2 sisters and the father) was admitted to hospital with a thyroid nodule. Physical examination revealed a nodular left lobe with increased consistency...
October 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089357/effects-of-co-occurring-genomic-alterations-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-kras-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Kathryn C Arbour, Emmett Jordan, Hyunjae Ryan Kim, Jordan Dienstag, Helena A Yu, Francisco Sanchez-Vega, Piro Lito, Michael Berger, David B Solit, Matthew Hellmann, Mark G Kris, Charles M Rudin, Ai Ni, Maria Arcila, Marc Ladanyi, Gregory J Riely
Purpose:KRAS mutations occur in approximately 25% of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Despite the uniform presence of KRAS mutations, patients with KRAS-mutant NSCLC can have a heterogeneous clinical course. As the pattern of co-occurring mutations may describe different biological subsets of patients with KRAS-mutant lung adenocarcinoma, we explored the effects of co-occurring mutations on patient outcomes and response to therapy.Experimental Design: We identified patients with advanced KRAS-mutant NSCLC and evaluated the most common co-occurring genomic alterations...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084199/class-iii-phosphatidylinositol-3-oh-kinase-controls-epithelial-integrity-through-endosomal-lkb1-regulation
#18
Fergal O'Farrell, Viola Hélène Lobert, Marte Sneeggen, Ashish Jain, Nadja Sandra Katheder, Eva Maria Wenzel, Sebastian Wolfgang Schultz, Kia Wee Tan, Andreas Brech, Harald Stenmark, Tor Erik Rusten
The molecular mechanisms underlying the interdependence between intracellular trafficking and epithelial cell polarity are poorly understood. Here we show that inactivation of class III phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase (CIII-PI3K), which produces phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate (PtdIns3P) on endosomes, disrupts epithelial organization. This is caused by dysregulation of endosomally localized Liver Kinase B1 (LKB1, also known as STK11), which shows delocalized and increased activity accompanied by dysplasia-like growth and invasive behaviour of cells provoked by JNK pathway activation...
October 30, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066508/molecular-subtypes-of-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-predict-chemotherapy-treatment-outcome
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Jules L Derks, Noémie Leblay, Erik Thunnissen, Robert Jan van Suylen, Michael den Bakker, Harry J M Groen, Egbert F Smit, Ronald Damhuis, Esther C van den Broek, Amélie Charbrier, Matthieu Foll, James D McKay, Lynnette Fernandez-Cuesta, Ernst-Jan M Speel, Anne-Marie C Dingemans
Purpose: Previous genomic studies have identified two mutually exclusive molecular subtypes of large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC): the RB1 mutated (mostly comutated with TP53) and the RB1 wild-type groups. We assessed whether these subtypes have a predictive value on chemotherapy outcome.Experimental Design: Clinical data and tumor specimens were retrospectively obtained from the Netherlands Cancer Registry and Pathology Registry. Panel-consensus pathology revision confirmed the diagnosis of LCNEC in 148 of 232 cases...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053726/prevalence-of-deleterious-germline-variants-in-risk-genes-including-brca1-2-in-consecutive-ovarian-cancer-patients-ago-tr-1
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Philipp Harter, Jan Hauke, Florian Heitz, Alexander Reuss, Stefan Kommoss, Frederik Marmé, André Heimbach, Katharina Prieske, Lisa Richters, Alexander Burges, Guido Neidhardt, Nikolaus de Gregorio, Ahmed El-Balat, Felix Hilpert, Werner Meier, Rainer Kimmig, Karin Kast, Jalid Sehouli, Klaus Baumann, Christian Jackisch, Tjoung-Won Park-Simon, Lars Hanker, Sandra Kröber, Jacobus Pfisterer, Heidrun Gevensleben, Andreas Schnelzer, Dimo Dietrich, Tanja Neunhöffer, Mathias Krockenberger, Sara Y Brucker, Peter Nürnberg, Holger Thiele, Janine Altmüller, Josefin Lamla, Gabriele Elser, Andreas du Bois, Eric Hahnen, Rita Schmutzler
BACKGROUND: Identification of families at risk for ovarian cancer offers the opportunity to consider prophylactic surgery thus reducing ovarian cancer mortality. So far, identification of potentially affected families in Germany was solely performed via family history and numbers of affected family members with breast or ovarian cancer. However, neither the prevalence of deleterious variants in BRCA1/2 in ovarian cancer in Germany nor the reliability of family history as trigger for genetic counselling has ever been evaluated...
2017: PloS One
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