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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638113/clinical-significance-and-next-generation-sequencing-of-chinese-pulmonary-sarcomatoid-carcinoma
#1
Xin Li, Dan Wang, Qingchun Zhao, Dian Ren, Fan Ren, Gang Chen, Hongyu Liu, Jun Chen
Pulmonary Sarcomatoid Carcinoma (PSC) constitutes a heterogeneous group of non-small-cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs) with a poor prognosis. In this study, a group of 7 patients with PSC was studied. Microscope analysis of all 7 cases revealed a pleomorphic carcinoma subtype. Moreover, 5 cases (71.4%) were composed entirely of malignant sarcomatoid-like elements, and 2 cases (28.6%) were composed of malignant sarcomatoid-like elements and at least 10% adenocarcinoma-like elements. Immunohistochemically, the PSC components of all 7 cases were positive for vimentin and cytokeratins, including cytokeratin (CK) and cytokeratin 7 (CK7)...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619094/morphologic-and-molecular-study-of-lung-cancers-associated-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-other-pulmonary-fibroses
#2
Alice Guyard, Claire Danel, Nathalie Théou-Anton, Marie-Pierre Debray, Laure Gibault, Pierre Mordant, Yves Castier, Bruno Crestani, Gérard Zalcman, Hélène Blons, Aurélie Cazes
BACKGROUND: Primitive lung cancers developed on lung fibroses are both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Their incidence may increase with new more efficient lung fibrosis treatments. Our aim was to describe a cohort of lung cancers associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other lung fibrotic disorders (non-IPF), and to characterize their molecular alterations using immunohistochemistry and next-generation sequencing (NGS). METHODS: Thirty-one cancer samples were collected from 2001 to 2016 in two French reference centers for pulmonary fibrosis - 18 for IPF group and 13 for non-IPF group...
June 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608966/next-generation-sequencing-and-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-lung-adenocarcinoma-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
#3
Richard J Cassidy, Xinyan Zhang, Pretesh R Patel, Joseph W Shelton, Chase E Escott, Gabriel L Sica, Michael R Rossi, Charles E Hill, Conor E Steuer, Rathi N Pillai, Suresh S Ramalingam, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Madhusmita Behera, Seth D Force, Felix G Fernandez, Walter J Curran, Kristin A Higgins
BACKGROUND: Genetic aberrations are well characterized in lung adenocarcinomas (LACs) and clinical outcomes have been influenced by targeted therapies in the advanced setting. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is the standard-of-care therapy for patients with nonoperable, early-stage LAC, but to the authors' knowledge, no information is available regarding the impact of genomic changes in these patients. The current study sought to determine the frequency and clinical impact of genetic aberrations in this population...
June 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607809/rapid-response-of-brain-metastasis-to-crizotinib-in-a-patient-with-klc1-alk-fusion-and-met-gene-amplification-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#4
Peng Wang, Pei Xiao, Yingnan Ye, Pengpeng Liu, Lei Han, Li Dong, Chunhua She, Jinpu Yu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) ranks as the leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. Brain metastasis (BM) is a common complication of NSCLC, with 25%-40% of patients developing BM during the course of the disease. A significant strategy of local disease control in the central nervous system is radiation therapy. With the development of precision medicine, the concept of treating lung cancer BM has gradually changed. In this case, we performed a surgical procedure to obtain enough tumor tissue for the detection of the target gene and other related experiments after the patient was informed...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599294/genomic-analysis-integrated-whole-exome-sequencing-of-neuroblastomas-identifies-genetic-mutations-in-axon-guidance-pathway
#5
Yuanyuan Li, Miki Ohira, Yong Zhou, Teng Xiong, Wen Luo, Chao Yang, Xiangchun Li, Zhibo Gao, Rui Zhou, Yohko Nakamura, Takehiko Kamijo, Yasuhiko Kaneko, Takeshi Taketani, Junichi Ueyama, Tatsuro Tajiri, Hongyan Zhang, Jian Wang, Huanming Yang, Ye Yin, Akira Nakagawara
Neuroblastoma (NB) is a childhood solid malignant tumor originating from precursor cells of the peripheral nervous system. We have previously established a risk classification system based on DNA copy number profiles. To further explore the pathogenesis of NBs in distinct risk groups, we performed whole-exome sequencing analysis of 57 primary and 7 recurrent/metastatic tumors with unique chromosomal aberration profiles as categorized by our genomic sub-grouping system. Overall, a low frequency of somatic mutations was found...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597670/-identification-of-an-optimal-algorithm-for-effective-diagnostics-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-alk-gene-rearrangement-implementation-of-the-method-and-practical-experiences-with-routine-diagnostics
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Tomáš Rozkoš, Aleš Ryška, Markéta Nová, Helena Hornychová, Lukáš Krbal, Radoslav Matěj, Jan Laco
The aim of the retrospective part of the study was a) to select an optimal clone of immunohistochemical (IHC) antibody against the ALK protein with specificity and sensitivity high enough to use this antibody as a screening method for selecting non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing of ALK gene rearrangement and b) to determine the diagnostic yield of "small" biopsies i.e. endobronchial, transbronchial and transthoracic biopsies and cytoblocks for ALK gene rearrangement testing...
2017: Ceskoslovenská Patologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577945/systematic-identification-of-cancer-related-long-noncoding-rnas-and-aberrant-alternative-splicing-of-quintuple-negative-lung-adenocarcinoma-through-rna-seq
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Lu Zhang, Shiyong Li, Yoon-La Choi, Jinseon Lee, Zhuolin Gong, Xiaoqiao Liu, Yunfei Pei, Awei Jiang, Mingzhi Ye, Mao Mao, Xuegong Zhang, Jhingook Kim, Ronghua Chen
OBJECTIVES: Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is a common subtype of non-small cell lung cancer prevalent in Asia. There is a dearth of understanding regarding the transcriptome landscape of LUAD without primary known driver mutations. In this study, LUAD samples without well-known driver mutations occurring in EGFR, KRAS, ALK, ROS1 or RET (quintuple-negative) were used for transcriptome study with a focus on long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), alternative splicing and gene fusions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 24 pairs of LUAD and adjacent normal samples and 13 tumor-only samples derived from 37 quintuple-negative patients were used...
July 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575861/diagnostic-accuracy-of-pcr-for-detecting-alk-gene-rearrangement-in-nsclc-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xia Zhang, Jian-Guo Zhou, Hua-Lian Wu, Hu Ma, Zhi-Xia Jiang
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene fusion has been reported in 3~5% non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is commonly used to detecting the gene status, but the diagnostic capacity of it is still controversial. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to clarify the diagnostic accuracy of PCR for detecting ALK gene rearrangement in NSCLC patients. RESULTS: 18 articles were enrolled, which included 21 studies, involving 2800 samples from NSCLC patients...
May 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574849/strategies-targeting-angiogenesis-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#9
REVIEW
Jun Wang, Jianpeng Chen, Yan Guo, Baocheng Wang, Huili Chu
Tumor angiogenesis is a frequent event in the development and progression of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and has been identified as a promising therapeutic target. The vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) family and other angiogenic factors, including fibroblast growth factor and platelet-derived growth factor, promote the growth of newly formed vessels from preexisting vessels and change the tumor microenvironment. To date, two antiangiogenic monoclonal antibodies, bevacizumab and ramucirumab, which target VEGF-A and its receptor VEGF receptor-2, respectively, have been approved for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC when added to first-line standard chemotherapy...
May 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573389/effect-of-multiple-cycles-of-freeze-thawing-on-the-rna-quality-of-lung-cancer-tissues
#10
Keke Yu, Jie Xing, Jie Zhang, Ruiying Zhao, Ye Zhang, Lanxiang Zhao
RNA degradation is a major problem in tissue banking. We explored the effect of thawing flash-frozen biospecimens on the quality and integrity of RNA for genetic testing as well as for other cancer research studies. The histological quality of the frozen tumor sections was evaluated by using hematoxylin and eosin staining. RNA extraction from 60 lung cancer tissue samples subjected to various freeze/thaw cycles was performed using the RNeasy Plus isolation kit. RNA integrity was assessed by using an Agilent bioanalyzer to obtain RNA integrity numbers (RIN)...
June 1, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573215/molecular-histologic-and-radiologic-findings-of-high-grade-invasive-adenocarcinoma-arising-in-oncocytic-subtype-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jared Shows, Christan Bartsch, Heather Carmichael, Irfan Qureshi, Barish Edil, Hubert Fenton
Background: We present a case of adenocarcinoma arising in the oncocytic subtype of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (O-IPMN), with emphasis on the molecular findings in the adenocarcinoma component. Tissue microdissection and next-generation sequencing were performed using a 26 gene panel (AKT1, ALK, APC, BRAF, CDH1, CTNNB1, EGFR, ERBB2, FBXW7, FGFR2, FOXL2, GNAQ, GNAS, KIT, KRAS, MAP2K1, MET, MSH6, NRAS, PDGFRA, PIK3CA, PTEN, SMAD4, SRC, STK11, TP53) of cancer-related genes. Case Presentation: A 69-year-old Caucasian female presented with chest pain and was found to have findings consistent with acute pancreatitis...
2017: J Pancreat Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569204/tgf%C3%AE-1-induced-smad2-3-and-smad1-5-phosphorylation-are-both-alk5-kinase-dependent-in-primary-chondrocytes-and-mediated-by-tak1-kinase-activity
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Arjan van Caam, Wojciech Madej, Amaya Garcia de Vinuesa, Marie-José Goumans, Peter Ten Dijke, Esmeralda Blaney Davidson, Peter van der Kraan
BACKGROUND: Dysregulated transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling is implicated in osteoarthritis development, making normalizing TGFβ signaling a possible therapy. Theoretically, this can be achieved with small molecule inhibitors specifically targeting the various TGFβ receptors and downstream mediators. In this study we explore in primary chondrocytes the use of small molecule inhibitors to target TGFβ-induced pSmad1/5/9-, pSmad2/3- and TGFβ-activated kinase 1 (TAK1)-dependent signaling...
May 31, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560674/detection-of-gene-rearrangements-in-circulating-tumor-cells-examples-of-alk-ros1-ret-rearrangements-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-erg-rearrangements-in-prostate-cancer
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Cyril Catelain, Emma Pailler, Marianne Oulhen, Vincent Faugeroux, Anne-Laure Pommier, Françoise Farace
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) hold promise as biomarkers to aid in patient treatment stratification and disease monitoring. Because the number of cells is a critical parameter for exploiting CTCs for predictive biomarker's detection, we developed a FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) method for CTCs enriched on filters (filter-adapted FISH [FA-FISH]) that was optimized for high cell recovery. To increase the feasibility and reliability of the analyses, we combined fluorescent staining and FA-FISH and developed a semi-automated microscopy method for optimal FISH signal identification in filtration-enriched CTCs ...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560038/mutational-status-predicts-the-risk-of-thromboembolic-events-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Elsa Davidsson, Nicola Murgia, Cristian Ortiz-Villalón, Emil Wiklundh, Magnus Sköld, Karl Gustav Kölbeck, Giovanni Ferrara
BACKGROUND: Precision medicine promises to improve prognosis of patients affected by untreatable diseases. Patients with lung cancer (especially lung adenocarcinoma) bear an increased risk of VTE. Mutations in the EGFR and rearrangement in the ALK genes identify specific subgroups of patients. Aim of this study was to investigate the role of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) mutational status on the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in lung adenocarcinoma...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557526/molecular-profiling-of-malignant-pleural-effusion-in-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-the-effect-of-pre-analytical-factors
#15
Jamal Carter, James Adam Miller, David Feller-Kopman, David Ettinger, David Sidransky, Zahra Maleki
RATIONALE: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)-associated malignant pleural effusions (MPE) are sometimes the only available specimens for molecular analysis. OBJECTIVES: this study evaluates diagnostic yield of NSCLC-associated MPE, its adequacy for immunohistochemistry (IHC) and the potential influence of MPE volume/cellularity on the analytic sensitivity of our assays. METHODS: molecular results of 50 NSCLC-associated MPE cases during a 5-year period were evaluated...
May 30, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557340/trka-is-a-binding-partner-of-npm-alk-that-promotes-the-survival-of-alk-t-cell-lymphoma
#16
Wenyu Shi, Suraj Konnath George, Bhawana George, Choladda V Curry, Albina Murzabdillaeva, Serhan Alkan, Hesham M Amin
Nucleophosmin-anaplastic lymphoma kinase-expressing (NPM-ALK(+) ) T-cell lymphoma is an aggressive neoplasm that is more commonly seen in children and young adults. The pathogenesis of NPM-ALK(+) T-cell lymphoma is not completely understood. It is characterized by the expression of the chimeric tyrosine kinase NPM-ALK. Wild-type ALK is a receptor tyrosine kinase that is physiologically expressed in neural tissues during early stages of human development, which suggests that ALK may interact with neurotrophic factors...
May 30, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557060/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-and-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-testing-and-mutation-prevalence-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-switzerland-a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-real-world-practices
#17
S M Ess, C Herrmann, H Frick, M Krapf, T Cerny, W Jochum, M Früh
In order to improve outcomes, identification of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) genes has become crucial in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of the present study is to analyse time trends and frequency of testing, factors affecting testing as well as prevalence of mutations in the Swiss population. We analysed EGFR and ALK testing in a cohort of patients with newly diagnosed metastasised non-squamous NSCLC in the catchment area of the cancer registry Eastern Switzerland in the years 2008-2014...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555282/smarca4-deficient-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-clinicopathological-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-characteristics-of-a-novel-aggressive-neoplasm-with-a-consistent-ttf1-neg-ck7-pos-heppar-1-pos-immunophenotype
#18
Abbas Agaimy, Florian Fuchs, Evgeny A Moskalev, Horia Sirbu, Arndt Hartmann, Florian Haller
Alterations in SMARCA4, a member of the chromatin remodeling Switch Sucrose Non-Fermentable (SWI/SNF) complex, characterize a subset of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but detailed morphological and immunophenotypic description of this tumor type is lacking. We describe 20 NSCLC cases found on routine screening not to express SMARCA4 by immunohistochemistry (IHC). These tumors were stained for CK7, TTF1, SMARCA2, SMARCA4, SMARCB1, and HepPar-1 and analyzed for molecular alterations, using a 160 cancer-related gene panel including the full coding sequence of SMARCA4...
May 30, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554329/back-to-the-bench-mek-and-erk-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-kras-mutant-lung-adenocarcinoma
#19
Jens Köhler, Marco Catalano, Chiara Ambrogio
Lung cancer accounts for one in five cancer deaths worldwide. Mutations in the gene encoding for the Kirsten rat sarcoma (KRAS) oncoprotein define the largest molecular subset of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) which is characterized by activated MAPK signaling. Unlike for other driver oncogenic events, such as EGFR and EML4-ALK aberrations, no targeted inhibitor of mutant KRAS or of downstream signaling molecules has yet been approved for routine clinical use. Downstream pathway inhibition with MEK and ERK inhibitors has some efficacy in pre-clinical models of KRAS mutant lung cancer, however, the clinical benefit for affected patients is limited due to dynamic kinome reprogramming and the lack of reliable predictive factors...
May 29, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550959/coexistence-of-egfr-kras-braf-and-pik3ca-mutations-and-alk-rearrangement-in-a%C3%A2-comprehensive-cohort-of-326-consecutive-spanish-nonsquamous-nsclc-patients
#20
Paloma Martín Martorell, Marisol Huerta, Amparo Compañ Quilis, Rosario Abellán, Enrique Seda, Sebastián Blesa, Felipe J Chaves, Diego Dualde Beltrán, Susana Roselló Keränen, José Franco, Amelia Insa
INTRODUCTION: Molecular screening is crucial for the care of nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. The coexistence of mutations could have important consequences regarding treatment. We described the mutational patterns and coexistence among patients and their outcomes after targeted treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from consecutive patients with newly diagnosed nonsquamous NSCLC were prospectively collected. Next-generation sequencing analysis of mutational hotspots in the EGFR, KRAS, PIK3CA, and BRAF genes and analysis of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement were performed...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
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