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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152079/an-analysis-of-the-gene-interaction-networks-identifying-the-role-of-parp1-in-metastasis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Kai Chen, Yajie Li, Hui Xu, Chunfeng Zhang, Zhiqiang Li, Wei Wang, Baofeng Wang
Background and Objective: Though there were many researches about the effects of cancer cells on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) currently, it has been rarely reported completed oncogene and its mechanism in tumors by far. Here, we used biological methods with known oncogene of NSCLC to find new oncogene and explore its functionary mechanism in NSCLC. Methods: The study firstly built NSCLC genetic interaction network based on bioinformatics methods and then combined shortest path algorithm with significance test to confirmed core genes that were closely involved with given genes; real-time qPCR was conducted to detect expression levels between patients with NSCLC and normal people; additionally, detection of PARP1's role in migration and invasion was performed by trans-well assays and wound-healing...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143897/anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-testing-ihc-vs-fish-vs-ngs
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REVIEW
Xiaomin Niu, Jody C Chuang, Gerald J Berry, Heather A Wakelee
Personalized targeted therapy has emerged as a promising strategy in lung cancer treatment, with current attention focused on elucidation and detection of oncogenic drivers responsible for tumor initiation and maintenance and development of drug resistance. In lung cancer, several oncogenic drivers have been reported, triggering the application of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) to target these dysfunctional genes. The anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement is responsible for about 4-7% of all non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) and perhaps as high as a third in specific patient populations such as younger, male, non-smokers with advanced stage, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene (KRAS) wild type, and signet ring cell adenocarcinoma with abundant intracytoplasmic mucin...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143801/novel-molecular-challenges-in-targeting-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-in-alk-expressing-human-cancers
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REVIEW
Abdulraheem Alshareef
Targeting anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), a receptor tyrosine kinase receptor initially identified as a potent oncogenic driver in anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) in the form of nucleophosmin (NPM)-ALK fusion protein, using tyrosine kinase inhibitors has shown to be a promising therapeutic approach for ALK-expressing tumors. However, clinical resistance to ALK inhibitors invariably occurs, and the molecular mechanisms are incompletely understood. Recent studies have clearly shown that clinical resistance to ALK inhibitors is a multifactorial and complex mechanism...
October 28, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137260/pathologic-subtype-defined-prognosis-is-dependent-on-both-tumor-stage-and-status-of-oncogenic-driver-mutations-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Yu Dong, Ying Li, Bo Jin, Jie Zhang, Jinchen Shao, Hong Peng, Shichun Tu, Baohui Han
Previous studies have shown that the prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma is associated with pathological characterization. In this study, we investigated whether pathology-based prognosis was further influenced by both tumor stage and oncogenic driver mutations. To this end, we recruited a cohort of 465 lung adenocarcinoma patients in China. These patients were classified into 6 pathology-defined subtypes i.e., lepidic-predominant adenocarcinoma (LPA), acinar-predominant adenocarcinoma (APA), papillary-predominant adenocarcinoma (PPA), micropapillary-predominant adenocarcinoma (MPA), solid-predominant adenocarcinoma (SPA), and invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma (IMA)...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136733/-exploratory-study-of-circulating-tumor-dna-detection-in-early-breast-cancer-an-analysis-of-75-next-generation-sequencing-results
#5
B Zhou, L Xin, L Xu, Y H Liu, M M Zhang, R L Jing, X Y Liang, S B Cao
Objective: To explore the utility of circulating tumor DNA detection in early breast cancer by using next-generation sequencing. Methods: This exploratory study of circulating tumor DNA detection is for early invasive breast cancer patients treated in Breast Disease Center, Peking University First Hospital from December 2015 to July 2016. Plasma samples were collected and were used to isolate plasma cell-free DNA.Exons or hotspots of 247 cancer related genes were sequenced by next-generation sequencing. Mutations and their correlation with clinic-pathological factors were analyzed...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134959/targeting-ret-driven-cancers-lessons-from-evolving-preclinical-and-clinical-landscapes
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REVIEW
Alexander Drilon, Zishuo I Hu, Gillianne G Y Lai, Daniel S W Tan
The gene encoding the receptor-tyrosine kinase RET was first discovered more than three decades ago, and activating RET rearrangements and mutations have since been identified as actionable drivers of oncogenesis. Several multikinase inhibitors with activity against RET have been explored in the clinic, and confirmed responses to targeted therapy with these agents have been observed in patients with RET-rearranged lung cancers or RET-mutant thyroid cancers. Nevertheless, response rates to RET-directed therapy are modest compared with those achieved using targeted therapies matched to other oncogenic drivers of solid tumours, such as sensitizing EGFR or BRAF(V600E) mutations, or ALK or ROS1 rearrangements...
November 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130105/tumor-molecular-profiling-of-nsclc-patients-using-next-generation-sequencing
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Nikolaos Tsoulos, Eirini Papadopoulou, Vasiliki Metaxa-Mariatou, Georgios Tsaousis, Chrisoula Efstathiadou, Georgia Tounta, Aikaterini Scapeti, Eugenia Bourkoula, Pavlos Zarogoulidis, George Pentheroudakis, Stylianos Kakolyris, Ioannis Boukovinas, Pavlos Papakotoulas, Elias Athanasiadis, Theofanis Floros, Anna Koumarianou, Vasileios Barbounis, Anca Dinischiotu, George Nasioulas
Non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer and a tumor with a broad spectrum of targeted therapies already available or in clinical trials. Thus, molecular characterization of the tumor using next generation sequencing (NGS) technology, has become a key tool for facilitating treatment decisions and the clinical management of NSCLC patients. The performance of a custom 23 gene multiplex amplification hot spot panel, based on Ion AmpliSeq™ technology, was evaluated for the analysis of tumor DNA extracted from formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues...
December 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129645/incretins-modulate-progesterone-biosynthesis-by-regulating-bone-morphogenetic-protein-activity-in-rat-granulosa-cells
#8
Yuki Nishiyama, Toru Hasegawa, Shiho Fujita, Nahoko Iwata, Satoko Nagao, Takeshi Hosoya, Kenichi Inagaki, Jun Wada, Fumio Otsuka
The effects of incretins on ovarian steroidogenesis have not been clarified. In this study, we investigated the effects of incretins, including GIP and GLP-1, on ovarian steroidogenesis using rat primary granulosa cells. Treatment with incretins significantly suppressed progesterone synthesis in the presence of FSH, and the effect of GIP was more potent than that of GLP-1. In contrast, incretins had no significant effect on estrogen synthesis by rat granulosa cells. In accordance with the effects of incretins on steroidogenesis, GIP and GLP-1 suppressed the expression of progesterogenic factors and enzymes, including StAR, P450scc, 3βHSD, but not P450arom, and cellular cAMP synthesis induced by FSH...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128428/clinical-and-translational-implications-of-ret-rearrangements-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Roberto Ferrara, Nathalie Auger, Edouard Auclin, Benjamin Besse
Since the discovery in 2012 of RET rearrangements in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), at least 12 different fusion variants have been identified, with KIF5B-RET being the most frequent and the best characterized. Unlike ALK and ROS1 rearrangements, RET fusion genes cannot be adequately detected by immunohistochemistry, although fluorescence in situ hybridization and reverse transcriptase PCR are fully complementary diagnostic tools. In large retrospective studies, RET rearrangements correlate with adenocarcinoma histology, never-smoking status, younger age, more advanced stage disease, potentially higher chemo-sensitivity (in particular to pemetrexed-based regimens), and coexistence of other genomic alterations...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125548/liquid-biopsy-and-therapeutic-targets-present-and-future-issues-in-thoracic-oncology
#10
REVIEW
Paul Hofman
The practice of liquid biopsy (LB) has revolutionized the care of patients with metastatic lung cancer. Many oncologists now use this approach in daily practice, applying precise procedures for the detection of activating or resistance mutations in EGFR. These tests are performed with plasma DNA and have been approved as companion diagnostic test for patients treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. ALK is another important target in lung cancer since it leads to treatment of patients who are positive for a rearrangement in ALK identified with tumor tissue...
November 10, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125233/in-vivo-imaging-xenograft-models-for-the-evaluation-of-anti-brain-tumor-efficacy-of-targeted-drugs
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Kenji Kita, Sachiko Arai, Akihiro Nishiyama, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Koji Fukuda, Rong Wang, Tadaaki Yamada, Shinji Takeuchi, Shoichiro Tange, Atsushi Tajima, Mitsutoshi Nakada, Kazuo Yasumoto, Yoshiharu Motoo, Takashi Murakami, Seiji Yano
Molecular-targeted drugs are generally effective against tumors containing driver oncogenes, such as EGFR, ALK, and NTRK1. However, patients harboring these oncogenes frequently experience a progression of brain metastases during treatment. Here, we present an in vivo imaging model for brain tumors using human cancer cell lines, including the EGFR-L858R/T790M-positive H1975 lung adenocarcinoma cells, the NUGC4 hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-dependent gastric cancer cells, and the KM12SM colorectal cancer cells containing the TPM3-NTRK1 gene fusion...
November 10, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118432/novel-method-for-rapid-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-of-alk-rearrangement-using-non-contact-alternating-current-electric-field-mixing
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Satoshi Fujishima, Kazuhiro Imai, Ryuta Nakamura, Hiroshi Nanjo, Yoshitaro Saito, Hajime Saito, Kaori Terata, Yusuke Sato, Satoru Motoyama, Yoichi Akagami, Yoshihiro Minamiya
Echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 gene and anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene (EML4-ALK) rearrangement is a key driver mutation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although Break-Apart ALK fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is a reliable diagnostic method for detecting ALK gene rearrangement, it is too costly and time-consuming for use as a routine screening test. Our aim was to evaluate the clinical utility of a novel rapid FISH (RaFISH) method developed to facilitate hybridization. RaFISH takes advantage of the non-contact mixing effect of an alternating current (AC) electric field...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117310/sequencing-and-phasing-cancer-mutations-in-lung-cancers-using-a-long-read-portable-sequencer
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Ayako Suzuki, Mizuto Suzuki, Junko Mizushima-Sugano, Martin C Frith, Wojciech Makalowski, Takashi Kohno, Sumio Sugano, Katsuya Tsuchihara, Yutaka Suzuki
Here, we employed cDNA amplicon sequencing using a long-read portable sequencer, MinION, to characterize various types of mutations in cancer-related genes, namely, EGFR, KRAS, NRAS and NF1. For homozygous SNVs, the precision and recall rates were 87.5% and 91.3%, respectively. For previously reported hotspot mutations, the precision and recall rates reached 100%. The precise junctions of EML4-ALK, CCDC6-RET and five other gene fusions were also detected. Taking advantages of long-read sequencing, we conducted phasing of EGFR mutations and elucidated the mutational allelic backgrounds of anti-tumor drug-sensitive and resistant mutations, which could provide useful information for selecting therapeutic approaches...
June 27, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114472/molecular-diagnostics-of-lung-cancer-in-the-clinic
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REVIEW
Lynette Sholl
According to current practice guidelines, all patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) should undergo predictive biomarker testing. For squamous cell carcinoma patients, PD-L1 immunohistochemistry is indicated to select patients for immunotherapy in the first line. For lung adenocarcinoma, all patients with advanced disease should undergo testing for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations, ALK and ROS1 rearrangements, and PD-L1 expression to predict response to EGFR, ALK, or ROS1 targeted inhibitors or immunotherapy, respectively...
October 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114471/beyond-alk-and-ros1-ret-ntrk-egfr-and-braf-gene-rearrangements-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Anna F Farago, Christopher G Azzoli
The discovery of gene rearrangements involving the receptor tyrosine kinase genes ALK and ROS1 has revolutionized management of the subset of non-small cell lung cancers characterized by these alterations. The oncogenic fusion proteins expressed in these tumors drive cancer cell growth and survival, and targeted inhibition of this signaling can lead to dramatic and durable responses in patients. While the best characterized gene fusions in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) involve ALK and ROS1, fusions involving other kinases including RET, NTRK, EGFR and BRAF are now established as additional targetable drivers...
October 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110262/mutational-diversity-of-lung-cancer-and-associated-lymph-nodes-an-exploratory-prospective-study-of-4-resected-ciiia-n2
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Antoine Legras, Hélène Roussel, Giuseppe Mangiameli, Alex Arame, Bertrand Grand, Ciprian Pricopi, Alain Badia, Laure Gibault, Cécile Badoual, Elizabeth Fabre, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Hélène Blons, Françoise Le Pimpec-Barthes
Mutational heterogeneity could explain different metastatic patterns among IIIA-N2 lung cancer and influence prognosis. The identification of subclonal mutations using deep sequencing to evaluate the degree of molecular heterogeneity may improve IIIA-N2 classification. The aim of this prospective study was to assess mutational and immunohistochemical characteristics in primary tumours and involved lymph nodes (LN) in operated patients. Four patients operated for primary lung carcinoma and unisite N2 mediastinal involvement were consecutively selected...
November 6, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097733/discovery-of-targetable-genetic-alterations-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-a-next-generation-sequencing-based-circulating-tumor-dna-assay
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Helei Hou, Xiaonan Yang, Jinping Zhang, Zhe Zhang, Xiaomei Xu, Xiaoping Zhang, Chuantao Zhang, Dong Liu, Weihua Yan, Na Zhou, Hongmei Zhu, Zhaoyang Qian, Zhuokun Li, Xiaochun Zhang
Next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) assays have provided a new method of identifying tumor-driving genes in patients with advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), especially in those whose cancer tissues are unavailable or in those that have acquired treatment resistance. Here, we describe a total of 119 patients with advanced EGFR-TKI-naive NSCLC and 15 EGFR-TKI-resistant patients to identify somatic SNVs, small indels, CNVs and gene fusions in 508 tumor-related genes...
November 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081033/the-presence-of-alk-alterations-and-clinical-relevance-of-crizotinib-treatment-in-pediatric-solid-tumors
#18
Luca Felkai, Rita Bánusz, Ilona Kovalszky, Zoltán Sápi, Miklós Garami, Gergő Papp, Katalin Karászi, Edit Varga, Monika Csóka
Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and neuroblastomas (NBL), are childhood malignancies still associated with poor prognoses despite the overall improvement in childhood tumor survival of the past decades. Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibition is promising new strategy to improve the outcome of these pediatric tumors. Eighteen histologic samples of pediatric STS and 19 NBL patients were analyzed for ALK abnormalities using fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) with break-apart probes and immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
October 28, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079636/alk-fusions-in-a-wide-variety-of-tumor-types-respond-to-anti-alk-targeted-therapy
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Jeffrey S Ross, Siraj M Ali, Omotayo Fasan, Jared Block, Sumanta Pal, Julia A Elvin, Alexa B Schrock, James Suh, Sahar Nozad, Sungeun Kim, Hwa Jeong Lee, Christine E Sheehan, David M Jones, Jo-Anne Vergilio, Shakti Ramkissoon, Eric Severson, Sugganth Daniel, David Fabrizio, Garrett Frampton, Vince A Miller, Philip J Stephens, Laurie M Gay
BACKGROUND: Genomic fusions of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene (ALK) are a well-established therapy target in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). From a survey of 114,200 clinical cases, we determined the prevalence of ALK rearrangements (rALK) in non-NSCLC tumors and report their responsiveness to therapies targeting ALK. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Comprehensive genomic profiling of 114,200 relapsed and metastatic malignancies, including both solid tumors and hematolymphoid cancers, was performed using a hybrid-capture, adaptor ligation-based next-generation sequencing assay...
October 27, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078341/alk-and-ltk-ligands-are-essential-for-iridophore-development-in-zebrafish-mediated-by-the-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-ltk
#20
Elizabeth S Mo, Qianni Cheng, Andrey V Reshetnyak, Joseph Schlessinger, Stefania Nicoli
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (Alk) and leucocyte tyrosine kinase (Ltk) were identified as "orphan" receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) with oncogenic potential. Recently ALKAL1 and ALKAL2 (also named "augmentor-β" and "augmentor-α" or "FAM150A" and "FAM150B," respectively) were discovered as physiological ligands of Alk and Ltk. Here, we employ zebrafish as a model system to explore the physiological function and to characterize in vivo links between Alk and Ltk with their ligands. Unlike the two ligands encoded by mammalian genomes, the zebrafish genome contains three genes: aug-α1, aug-α2, and aug-β Our experiments demonstrate that these ligands play an important role in zebrafish pigment development...
October 23, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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