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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910030/recurrent-cytogenetic-abnormalities-in-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#1
Edmond S K Ma
Characteristic chromosomal translocations are found to be associated with subtypes of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), for example t(8;14)(q24;q32) and Burkitt lymphoma, t(14;18)(q32;q21) and follicular lymphoma, and t(11;14)(q13;q32) in mantle cell lymphoma. Only few recurrent cytogenetic aberrations have been identified in the T-cell NHL and the best known is the ALK gene translocation t(2;5)(p23;q35) in anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Since lymph node or other tissue is seldom submitted for conventional cytogenetics study, alternative approaches for translocation detection are polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892978/estimating-survival-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-and-brain-metastases-an-update-of-the-graded-prognostic-assessment-for-lung-cancer-using-molecular-markers-lung-molgpa
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Paul W Sperduto, T Jonathan Yang, Kathryn Beal, Hubert Pan, Paul D Brown, Ananta Bangdiwala, Ryan Shanley, Norman Yeh, Laurie E Gaspar, Steve Braunstein, Penny Sneed, John Boyle, John P Kirkpatrick, Kimberley S Mak, Helen A Shih, Alex Engelman, David Roberge, Nils D Arvold, Brian Alexander, Mark M Awad, Joseph Contessa, Veronica Chiang, John Hardie, Daniel Ma, Emil Lou, William Sperduto, Minesh P Mehta
Importance: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States and worldwide. As systemic therapies improve, patients with lung cancer live longer and thus are at increased risk for brain metastases. Understanding how prognosis varies across this heterogeneous patient population is essential to individualize care and design future clinical trials. Objective: To update the current Diagnosis-Specific Graded Prognostic Assessment (DS-GPA) for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and brain metastases...
November 17, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889782/molecular-pathology-a-requirement-for-precision-medicine-in-cancer
#3
Manfred Dietel
The increasing importance of targeting drugs and check-point inhibitors in the treatment of several tumor entities (breast, colon, lung, malignant melanoma, lymphoma, etc.) and the necessity of a companion diagnostic (HER2, (pan)RAS, EGFR, ALK, BRAF, ROS1, MET, PD-L1, etc.) is leading to new challenges for surgical pathology. Since almost all the biomarkers to be specifically detected are tissue based, a precise and reliable diagnostic is absolutely crucial. To meet this challenge surgical pathology has adapted a number of molecular methods (semi-quantitative immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization, PCR and its multiple variants, (pyro/Sanger) sequencing, next generation sequencing (amplicon, whole exome, whole genome), DNA arrays, methylation analyses, etc...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879258/nucleophosmin-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-npm-alk-the-ultimate-oncogene-and-therapeutic-target
#4
Michael T Werner, Chen Zhao, Qian Zhang, Mariusz A Wasik
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) is a receptor tyrosine kinase physiologically expressed by fetal neural cells. However, aberrantly expressed ALK is involved in the pathogenesis of diverse malignancies including distinct types of lymphoma, lung carcinoma, and neuroblastoma. The aberrant ALK expression in non-neural cells results from chromosomal translocations that create novel fusion proteins. These protein hybrids are comprised of the proximal part of a partner gene including its promoter region and the distal part of ALK including coding sequence for the entire kinase domain...
November 22, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879019/screening-for-alk-abnormalities-in-central-nervous-system-metastases-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-alk-abnormalities-in-cns-metastases-of-nsclc
#5
Marcin Nicoś, Bożena Jarosz, Paweł Krawczyk, Kamila Wojas-Krawczyk, Tomasz Kucharczyk, Marek Sawicki, Juliusz Pankowski, Tomasz Trojanowski, Janusz Milanowski
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangement was reported in 3-7% of primary non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its presence is commonly associated with adenocarcinoma (AD) type and non-smoking history. ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as crizotinib, alectinib and ceritinib showed efficiency in patients with primary NSCLC harboring ALK gene rearrangement. Moreover, response to ALK TKIs was observed in central nervous system (CNS) metastatic lesions of NSCLC. However, there are no reports concerning the frequency of ALK rearrangement in CNS metastases...
November 23, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877056/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-clinicopathological-and-molecular-characteristics-of-pulmonary-blastoma
#6
Yuan-Yuan Zhao, Lin Liu, Ting Zhou, Ning-Ning Zhou, Yun-Peng Yang, Xue Hou, Yong Li, Hong-Yun Zhao, Yan Huang, Li Zhang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze and summarize the clinicopathological and molecular characteristics of classic biphasic pulmonary blastoma (PB) to improve its diagnosis and treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed in patients who were diagnosed with PB at Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center from March 1995 to March 2015. Genomic DNA was profiled using a capture-based targeted sequencing panel. RESULTS: Sixteen patients with an average age of 40 years were included in this study...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874193/alk-oncoproteins-in-atypical-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumours-novel-rrbp1-alk-fusions-in-epithelioid-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-sarcoma
#7
Jen-Chieh Lee, Chien-Feng Li, Hsuan-Ying Huang, Mei-Jun Zhu, Adrián Mariño-Enríquez, Chung-Ta Lee, Wen-Bin Ou, Jason L Hornick, Jonathan A Fletcher
ALK oncogenic activation mechanisms were characterized in four conventional spindle-cell inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours (IMT) and five atypical IMT, each of which had ALK genomic perturbations. Constitutively activated ALK oncoproteins were purified by ALK immunoprecipitation and electrophoresis, and were characterized by mass spectrometry. The four conventional IMT had TPM3/4-ALK fusions (two cases) or DCTN1-ALK fusions (two cases), whereas two atypical spindle-cell IMT had TFG-ALK and TPM3-ALK fusion in one case each, and three epithelioid inflammatory myofibroblastic sarcomas had RANBP2-ALK fusions in two cases, and a novel RRBP1-ALK fusion in one case...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867542/the-expression-of-sall4-is-significantly-associated-with-egfr-but-not-kras-or-eml4-alk-mutations-in-lung-cancer
#8
Xiangbo Jia, Rulin Qian, Binbin Zhang, Song Zhao
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide; unfortunately, its prognosis is still very poor. Therefore, developing the target molecular is very important for lung cancer diagnosis and treatment, especially in the early stage. With this in view, spalt-like transcription factor 4 (SALL4) is considered a potential biomarker for diagnosis and prognosis in cancers, including lung cancer. METHODS: In order to better investigate the association between the expression of SALL4 and driver genes mutation, 450 histopathologically diagnosed patients with lung cancer and 11 non-cancer patients were enrolled to test the expression of SALL4 and the status of driver genes mutation...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863497/next-generation-sequencing-facilitates-detection-of-the-classic-e13-a20-eml4-alk-fusion-in-an-alk-fish-ihc-inconclusive-biopsy-of-a-stage-iv-lung-cancer-patient-a-case-report
#9
Anna-Lena Volckmar, Volker Endris, Farastuk Bozorgmehr, Clemens Lier, Carlota Porcel, Martina Kirchner, Jonas Leichsenring, Roland Penzel, Michael Thomas, Peter Schirmacher, Arne Warth, Albrecht Stenzinger
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of the oncogenic fusion-gene EML4-ALK is a current first-line approach for patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. While FISH was established as the gold standard for identifying these patients, there is accumulating evidence that other methods of detection, i.e., immunohistochemistry and next-generation sequencing (NGS), exist that may be equally successful. However, the concordance of these methods is under investigation. CASE PRESENTATION: Adding to the current literature, we here report a 56 year old female never-smoker with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma whose biopsy was IHC and FISH inconclusive but positive in NGS...
November 18, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855379/suvmax-and-tumour-location-in-pet-ct-predict-oncogene-status-in-lung-cancer
#10
Paul M Putora, Kinga Szentesi, Markus Glatzer, Regulo Rodriguez, Joachim Müller, Florent Baty, Martin Früh
BACKGROUND: In non-small cell lung cancer, anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene rearrangement (ALK+) and epidermal growth factor receptor mutations (EGFR+) are targetable with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 27 patients with ALK+ tumours, who underwent positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) prior to any treatment, were identified. 2 equally sized control groups based on consecutive patients with EGFR+ and EGFR/ALK wild-type (wt) were identified...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846861/intraosseous-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-the-mandible-with-a-novel-atic-alk-fusion-mutation-a-case-report
#11
Yoko Tateishi, Koji Okudela, Shigeo Kawai, Takehisa Suzuki, Shigeaki Umeda, Mai Matsumura, Mitomu Kioi, Kenichi Ohashi
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare low-grade malignant neoplasm with a predilection for children and young adults, and typically arises in the lung, abdominopelvic region, and retroperitoneum. IMTs in the maxillofacial region are extreme rare. Approximately 50% of IMT harbor rearrangements of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene at 2p23 with various fusion partners. CASE PRESENTATION: We herein report a case of intraosseous IMT of the mandible with a novel ATIC-ALK fusion...
November 15, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844328/molecular-profiling-of-thymoma-and-thymic-carcinoma-genetic-differences-and-potential-novel-therapeutic-targets
#12
Franz Enkner, Bettina Pichlhöfer, Alexandru Teodor Zaharie, Milica Krunic, Tina Maria Holper, Stefan Janik, Bernhard Moser, Karin Schlangen, Barbara Neudert, Karin Walter, Brigitte Migschitz, Leonhard Müllauer
Thymoma and thymic carcinoma are thymic epithelial tumors (TETs). We performed a molecular profiling to investigate the pathogenesis of TETs and identify novel targets for therapy. We analyzed 37 thymomas (18 type A, 19 type B3) and 35 thymic carcinomas. The sequencing of 50 genes detected nonsynonymous mutations in 16 carcinomas affecting ALK, ATM, CDKN2A, ERBB4, FGFR3, KIT, NRAS and TP53. Only two B3 thymomas had a mutation in noncoding regions of the SMARCB1 and STK11 gene respectively. Three type A thymomas harbored a nonsynonymous HRAS mutation...
November 14, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836716/activity-and-safety-of-brigatinib-in-alk-rearranged-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-other-malignancies-a-single-arm-open-label-phase-1-2-trial
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Scott N Gettinger, Lyudmila A Bazhenova, Corey J Langer, Ravi Salgia, Kathryn A Gold, Rafael Rosell, Alice T Shaw, Glen J Weiss, Meera Tugnait, Narayana I Narasimhan, David J Dorer, David Kerstein, Victor M Rivera, Timothy Clackson, Frank G Haluska, David Ross Camidge
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangements are oncogenic drivers of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Brigatinib (AP26113) is an investigational ALK inhibitor with potent preclinical activity against ALK mutants resistant to crizotinib and other ALK inhibitors. We aimed to assess brigatinib in patients with advanced malignancies, particularly ALK-rearranged NSCLC. METHODS: In this ongoing, single-arm, open-label, phase 1/2 trial, we recruited patients from nine academic hospitals or cancer centres in the USA and Spain...
November 7, 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836695/clinical-validation-of-a-next-generation-sequencing-genomic-oncology-panel-via-cross-platform-benchmarking-against-established-amplicon-sequencing-assays
#14
Sabah Kadri, Bradley C Long, Ibro Mujacic, Chao J Zhen, Michelle N Wurst, Shruti Sharma, Nadia McDonald, Nifang Niu, Sonia Benhamed, Jigyasa Tuteja, Tanguy Seiwert, Kevin White, Megan E McNerney, Carrie Fitzpatrick, Y Lynn Wang, Larissa V Furtado, Jeremy P Segal
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) genomic oncology profiling assays have emerged as key drivers of personalized cancer care and translational research. However, validation of these assays to meet strict clinical standards has been historically problematic because of both significant assay complexity and a scarcity of optimal validation samples. Herein, we present the clinical validation of 76 genes from a novel 1212-gene large-scale hybrid capture cancer sequencing assay (University of Chicago Medicine OncoPlus) using full-data comparisons against multiple clinical NGS amplicon-based assays to yield dramatic increases in per-sample data comparison efficiency compared with previously published validations...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836576/establishment-of-a-conditional-transgenic-mouse-model-recapitulating-eml4-alk-positive-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Kyoung Ho Pyo, Sun Min Lim, Hye Ryun Kim, Young Hoon Sung, Mi Ran Yun, Sung-Moo Kim, Hwan Kim, Han Na Kang, Ji Min Lee, Sang Gyun Kim, Chae Won Park, Hyun Chang, Hyo Sup Shim, Han-Woong Lee, Byoung Chul Cho
BACKGROUND: ALK fusion is a distinct molecular subclassification of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is targeted by ALK inhibitors. We established a transgenic mouse model that expresses tumors highly resembling human NSCLC harboring EML-ALK fusion. We aimed to test EML4-ALK transgenic mouse model as a platform for assessing efficacy of ALK inhibitor and examining mechanisms of acquired resistance to ALK inhibitor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Transgenic mouse lines harboring LoxP-STOP-LoxP- FLAG tagged human EML4-ALK (variant 1) transgene was established using C57BL/6N mice...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835869/otx015-mk-8628-a-novel-bet-inhibitor-exhibits-antitumor-activity-in-non-small-cell-and-small-cell-lung-cancer-models-harboring-different-oncogenic-mutations
#16
Maria E Riveiro, Lucile Astorgues-Xerri, Ramiro Vazquez, Roberta Frapolli, Ivo Kwee, Andrea Rinaldi, Elodie Odore, Keyvan Rezai, Mohamed Bekradda, Giorgio Inghirami, Maurizio D'Incalci, Kay Noel, Esteban Cvitkovic, Eric Raymond, Francesco Bertoni
Inhibitors targeting epigenetic control points of oncogenes offer a potential mean of blocking tumor progression in small cell and non-small cell lung carcinomas (SCLC, NSCLC). OTX015 (MK-8628) is a BET inhibitor selectively blocking BRD2/3/4. OTX015 was evaluated in a panel of NSCLC or SCLC models harboring different oncogenic mutations. Cell proliferation inhibition and cell cycle arrest were seen in sensitive NSCLC cells. MYC and MYCN were downregulated at both the mRNA and protein levels. In addition, OTX015-treatment significantly downregulated various stemness cell markers, including NANOG, Musashi-1, CD113 and EpCAM in H3122-tumors in vivo...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830764/neuroblastoma
#17
Katherine K Matthay, John M Maris, Gudrun Schleiermacher, Akira Nakagawara, Crystal L Mackall, Lisa Diller, William A Weiss
Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumour occurring in childhood and has a diverse clinical presentation and course depending on the tumour biology. Unique features of these neuroendocrine tumours are the early age of onset, the high frequency of metastatic disease at diagnosis and the tendency for spontaneous regression of tumours in infancy. The most malignant tumours have amplification of the MYCN oncogene (encoding a transcription factor), which is usually associated with poor survival, even in localized disease...
November 10, 2016: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826534/fusion-gene-and-splice-variant-analyses-in-liquid-biopsies-of-lung-cancer-patients
#18
REVIEW
Cristina Aguado, Ana Giménez-Capitán, Niki Karachaliou, Ana Pérez-Rosado, Santiago Viteri, Daniela Morales-Espinosa, Rafael Rosell
Obtaining a biopsy of solid tumors requires invasive procedures that strongly limit patient compliance. In contrast, a blood extraction is safe, can be performed at many time points during the course disease and encourages appropriate therapy modifications, potentially improving the patient's clinical outcome and quality of life. Fusion of the tyrosine kinase genes anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), C-ROS oncogen 1 (ROS 1), rearranged during transfection (RET) and neurotrophic tyrosine kinase 1 (NTRK1) occur in 1-5% of lung adenocarcinomas and constitute therapeutic targets for tyrosine kinase inhibitors...
October 2016: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821131/frequency-of-egfr-t790m-mutation-and-multimutational-profiles-of-rebiopsy-samples-from-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-developing-acquired-resistance-to-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-japanese-patients
#19
Ryo Ko, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Masakuni Serizawa, Yasuhiro Koh, Kazushige Wakuda, Akira Ono, Tetsuhiko Taira, Tateaki Naito, Haruyasu Murakami, Mitsuhiro Isaka, Masahiro Endo, Takashi Nakajima, Yasuhisa Ohde, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Toshiaki Takahashi
BACKGROUND: The majority of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation eventually develop resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Minimal information exists regarding genetic alterations in rebiopsy samples from Asian NSCLC patients who develop acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with NSCLC harboring EGFR mutations who had undergone rebiopsies after developing acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs...
November 8, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814745/deep-targeted-sequencing-of-12-breast-cancer-susceptibility-regions-in-4611-women-across-four-different-ethnicities
#20
Sara Lindström, Akweley Ablorh, Brad Chapman, Alexander Gusev, Gary Chen, Constance Turman, A Heather Eliassen, Alkes L Price, Brian E Henderson, Loic Le Marchand, Oliver Hofmann, Christopher A Haiman, Peter Kraft
BACKGROUND: Although genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified thousands of disease susceptibility regions, the underlying causal mechanism in these regions is not fully known. It is likely that the GWAS signal originates from one or many as yet unidentified causal variants. METHODS: Using next-generation sequencing, we characterized 12 breast cancer susceptibility regions identified by GWASs in 2288 breast cancer cases and 2323 controls across four populations of African American, European, Japanese, and Hispanic ancestry...
November 5, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
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