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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432813/targeting-on-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-activity-with-dna-damaging-hybrid-lactam-steroid-alkylators-in-wild-type-and-brca1-mutated-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Dimitrios T Trafalis, Aikaterini Polonifi, Panayiotis Dalezis, Nikolaos Nikoleousakos, Sotirios Katsamakas, Vassiliki Sarli
Conjugated lactam-steroid alkylators (LSA), have been shown to exhibit superior activity at controlling cancer models and overlap drug resistance to conventional chemotherapy. Hybrid LSAs combine two active compounds in a single molecule and incorporate modified steroids bearing lactam moiety in one or more steroid rings functioning as vectors for cytotoxic agents. We first describe a novel class of LSAs that generate excellent anticancer activity against UWB1.289 and UWB1.289+BRCA1 human ovarian cancer cell lines...
April 22, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430339/characterization-of-a-rare-nonpathogenic-sequence-variant-c-1905c-t-of-the-dihydropyrimidine-dehydrogenase-gene-dpyd
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Raffaele Palmirotta, Domenica Lovero, Erica Silvestris, Claudia Carella, Claudia Felici, Davide Quaresmini, Paola Cafforio, Franco Silvestris
BACKGROUND: In the era of precision medicine, the suitability of fluoropyrimidine therapies in clinical oncology can be checked by pharmacogenetic investigations of single patients, thus optimizing resources and indicating the appropriate drugs to personalize their chemotherapy. For example, the presence of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase gene (DPYD) polymorphisms in cancer patients may lead to adverse effects when adopting fluoropyrimidine-based therapies. METHODS: We detected in a cancer patient a rare germline synonymous heterozygous variant of DPYD (c...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428277/immune-gene-expression-is-associated-with-genomic-aberrations-in-breast-cancer
#3
Anton Safonov, Tingting Jiang, Giampaolo Bianchini, Balázs Győrffy, Thomas Karn, Christos Hatzis, Lajos Pusztai
The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) is a favorable prognostic factor in breast cancer, but what drives immune infiltration remains unknown. Here we examine if clonal heterogeneity, total mutation load, neoantigen load, copy number variations (CNV), gene- or pathway-level somatic mutations, or germline polymorphisms (SNP) are associated with immune metagene expression in breast cancer subtypes. Thirteen published immune metagenes correlated separately with genomic metrics in the 3 major breast cancer subtypes...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427513/polymerase-proofreading-domain-mutations-new-opportunities-for-immunotherapy-in-hypermutated-colorectal-cancer-beyond-mmr-deficiency
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Rémi Bourdais, Benoît Rousseau, Anaïs Pujals, Helene Boussion, Charlotte Joly, Aude Guillemin, Isabelle Baumgaertner, Cindy Neuzillet, Christophe Tournigand
Immune checkpoint inhibition is a new therapeutic strategy that has shown promising efficacy in many cancer types. Significant activity associated with mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency has been observed in hypermutated, microsatellite unstable (MSI) metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). Beyond deficient-MMR tumors, somatic or germline DNA polymerase D1 (POLD1) or DNA polymerase E (POLE) alterations cause a hypermutated phenotype in CRC. This recently identified and rare subgroup of proficient-MMR tumors may also benefit from immunotherapy...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427429/vitamin-d-receptor-retinoid-x-receptor-and-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-are-overexpressed-in-brca1-mutated-breast-cancer-and-predict-prognosis
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Sabine Heublein, Doris Mayr, Alfons Meindl, Alexandra Kircher, Udo Jeschke, Nina Ditsch
BACKGROUND: BRCA1 mutated breast cancers are commonly diagnosed as negative for classical hormone receptors i.e. estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and/or Her2. Due to these common targets being absent the application of anti-endocrine therapies is rather limited and a certain focus has been set on discovering alternative target molecules. We recently highlighted thyroid hormone receptors (TRs) to predict prognosis in breast cancer patients that had been diagnosed a BRCA1 germline mutation...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427160/biomarker-analysis-of-the-phase-3-torch-trial-for-first-line-erlotinib-versus-chemotherapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Lucia Kim, Mauro Saieg, Massimo Di Maio, Ciro Gallo, Charles Butts, Fortunato Ciardiello, Ronald Feld, Dengxiao Cheng, Vittorio Gebbia, Marco Angelo Burgio, Yasmin Alam, Simona Signoriello, Antonio Rossi, Natasha Leighl, Paolo Maione, Alessandro Morabito, Geoffrey Liu, Ming-Sound Tsao, Francesco Perrone, Cesare Gridelli
BACKGROUND: The TORCH phase III trial compared the efficacy of first-line erlotinib followed by chemotherapy at progression (experimental arm) with the reverse sequence (standard arm) in unselected advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Here we report biomarker analyses. METHODS: EGFR and KRAS mutation, expression of EGFR family members and of cMET and PTEN and EGFR and ABCG2 germline polymorphisms were tested on tumor tissue or blood samples to either confirm previously proposed predictive role or describe it in an explorative setting...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425505/novel-interactions-of-the-von-hippel-lindau-pvhl-tumor-suppressor-with-the-cdkn1-family-of-cell-cycle-inhibitors
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Giovanni Minervini, Raffaele Lopreiato, Raissa Bortolotto, Antonella Falconieri, Geppo Sartori, Silvio C E Tosatto
Germline inactivation of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor predisposes patients to develop different highly vascularized cancers. pVHL targets the hypoxia-inducible transcription factor (HIF-1α) for degradation, modulating the activation of various genes involved in hypoxia response. Hypoxia plays a relevant role in regulating cell cycle progression, inducing growth arrest in cells exposed to prolonged oxygen deprivation. However, the exact molecular details driving this transition are far from understood...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425306/therapeutic-targeting-and-patient-selection-for-cancers-with-homologous-recombination-defects
#8
Francien Talens, Mathilde Jalving, Jourik A Gietema, Marcel A T M van Vugt
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are toxic DNA lesions that can be repaired by non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) or homologous recombination (HR). Mutations in HR genes elicit a predisposition to cancer; yet, they also result in increased sensitivity to certain DNA damaging agents and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. To optimally implement PARP inhibitor treatment, it is important that patients with HR-deficient tumors are adequately selected. Areas covered: Herein, the authors describe the HR pathway mechanistically and review the treatment of HR-deficient cancers, with a specific focus on PARP inhibition for BRCA1/2-mutated breast and ovarian cancer...
April 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423700/hla-class-i-loss-in-metachronous-metastases-prevents-continuous-t-cell-recognition-of-mutated-neoantigens-in-a-human-melanoma-model
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Barbara Schrörs, Silke Lübcke, Volker Lennerz, Martina Fatho, Anne Bicker, Catherine Wölfel, Patrick Derigs, Thomas Hankeln, Dirk Schadendorf, Annette Paschen, Thomas Wölfel
T lymphocytes against tumor-specific mutated neoantigens can induce tumor regression. Also, the size of the immunogenic cancer mutanome is supposed to correlate with the clinical efficacy of checkpoint inhibition. Herein, we studied the susceptibility of tumor cell lines from lymph node metastases occurring in a melanoma patient over several years towards blood-derived, neoantigen-specific CD8+ T cells. In contrast to a cell line established during early stage III disease, all cell lines generated at later time points from stage IV metastases exhibited partial or complete loss of HLA class I expression...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423643/pole-and-pold1-screening-in-155-patients-with-multiple-polyps-and-early-onset-colorectal-cancer
#10
Clara Esteban-Jurado, David Giménez-Zaragoza, Jenifer Muñoz, Sebastià Franch-Expósito, Miriam Álvarez-Barona, Teresa Ocaña, Miriam Cuatrecasas, Sabela Carballal, María López-Cerón, Maria Marti-Solano, Marcos Díaz-Gay, Tom van Wezel, Antoni Castells, Luis Bujanda, Judith Balmaña, Victoria Gonzalo, Gemma Llort, Clara Ruiz-Ponte, Joaquín Cubiella, Francesc Balaguer, Rosa Aligué, Sergi Castellví-Bel
Germline mutations in POLE and POLD1 have been shown to cause predisposition to colorectal multiple polyposis and a wide range of neoplasms, early-onset colorectal cancer being the most prevalent. In order to find additional mutations affecting the proofreading activity of these polymerases, we sequenced its exonuclease domain in 155 patients with multiple polyps or an early-onset colorectal cancer phenotype without alterations in the known hereditary colorectal cancer genes. Interestingly, none of the previously reported mutations in POLE and POLD1 were found...
March 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423518/a-novel-pathogenic-splice-acceptor-site-germline-mutation-in-intron-14-of-the-apc-gene-in-a-chinese-family-with-familial-adenomatous-polyposis
#11
Dan Wang, Shengyun Liang, Zhao Zhang, Guoru Zhao, Yuan Hu, Shengran Liang, Xipeng Zhang, Santasree Banerjee
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant precancerous condition, clinically characterized by the presence of multiple colorectal adenomas or polyps. Patients with FAP has a high risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) from these colorectal adenomatous polyps by the mean age of diagnosis at 40 years. Germline mutations of the APC gene cause familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Colectomy has recommended for the FAP patients with significant polyposis. Here, we present a clinical molecular study of a four generation Chinese family with FAP...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423363/multiple-gene-panel-analysis-in-a-case-series-of-255-women-with-hereditary-breast-and-ovarian-cancer
#12
Gianluca Tedaldi, Michela Tebaldi, Valentina Zampiga, Rita Danesi, Valentina Arcangeli, Mila Ravegnani, Ilaria Cangini, Francesca Pirini, Elisabetta Petracci, Andrea Rocca, Fabio Falcini, Dino Amadori, Daniele Calistri
As new genes predisposing to breast (BC) and ovarian cancer (OC) are constantly emerging, the use of panels of genes analyzed by Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) is increasing in clinical diagnostics. The identification of a large number of new germline mutations allows for deeper knowledge of cancer predisposition, although raising many questions about patient management.BC and OC patients recruited by our counseling service between 2012-2015 were included in this study. DNA was extracted from peripheral blood and a panel of 94 genes involved in hereditary tumors was analyzed by NGS...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423155/the-role-of-genetic-testing-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-review
#13
Olivia M Valencia, Selyne E Samuel, Rebecca K Viscusi, Taylor S Riall, Leigh A Neumayer, Hassan Aziz
Importance: In the United States from 2009 to 2013, the incidence of breast cancer was the highest of any cancer and the death rate was second to that of lung cancer. Approximately 5% to 10% of breast cancers are inheritable. Observations: BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutations account for up to 30% of inheritable breast cancers and are the most commonly assessed mutations in patients presenting with early-onset breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer, bilateral breast cancer, and a family history of breast cancer...
April 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418444/associations-between-cancer-predisposition-testing-panel-genes-and-breast-cancer
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Fergus J Couch, Hermela Shimelis, Chunling Hu, Steven N Hart, Eric C Polley, Jie Na, Emily Hallberg, Raymond Moore, Abigail Thomas, Jenna Lilyquist, Bingjian Feng, Rachel McFarland, Tina Pesaran, Robert Huether, Holly LaDuca, Elizabeth C Chao, David E Goldgar, Jill S Dolinsky
Importance: Germline pathogenic variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2 predispose to an increased lifetime risk of breast cancer. However, the relevance of germline variants in other genes from multigene hereditary cancer testing panels is not well defined. Objective: To determine the risks of breast cancer associated with germline variants in cancer predisposition genes. Design, Setting, and Participants: A study population of 65 057 patients with breast cancer receiving germline genetic testing of cancer predisposition genes with hereditary cancer multigene panels...
April 13, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417238/bilateral-mastectomy-as-overtreatment-for-breast-cancer-in-women-age-forty-years-and-younger-with-unilateral-operable-invasive-breast-cancer
#15
Cory A Donovan, Jean Bao, Alexandra Gangi, Farin Amersi, Xiao Zhang, Armando E Giuliano, Alice P Chung
BACKGROUND: Young women with breast cancer (BC) have an increased risk of contralateral breast cancer (CBC) compared with older women. This may contribute to the rising rates of bilateral mastectomy (BM), but it is unclear if BM leads to improved outcomes. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database was reviewed. Patient and tumor characteristics, survival, and rate of CBC were compared in women age ≤40 years treated for unilateral Stage 1-3 BC from January 2000 through December 2013...
April 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416747/the-tert-promoter-mutation-incidence-is-modified-by-germline-tert-rs2736098-and-rs2736100-polymorphisms-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Xiaotian Yuan, Guanghui Cheng, Jingya Yu, Shunzhen Zheng, Chao Sun, Qing Sun, Kailin Li, Zhaomin Lin, Tiantian Liu, Ping Li, Yiteng Xu, Feng Kong, Magnus Bjorkholm, Dawei Xu
Telomerase activation via induction of the catalytic component telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) plays essential roles in malignant transformation. TERT promoter-activating mutations were recently identified as a novel mechanism to activate telomerase in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and many other malignancies. In addition, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the TERT rs2736098 and rs2736100 are significantly associated with cancer susceptibility. It is currently unclear whether different germline TERT variants modify TERT promoter mutations...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415599/brca1-missense-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-poor-prognosis-of-pancreatic-cancer-patients-in-a-chinese-population
#17
Ying Zhu, Kan Zhai, Juntao Ke, Jiaoyuan Li, Yajie Gong, Yang Yang, Jianbo Tian, Yi Zhang, Danyi Zou, Xiating Peng, Jing Gong, Rong Zhong, Kun Huang, Jiang Chang, Xiaoping Miao
Pancreatic cancer is a highly lethal disease with limited prognostic marker. BRAC1 and BRCA2 are two classic tumor suppressor genes which play an important role in DNA repair. Somatic mutations and germline genetic variants on BRCA1/2 have been found associated with the tumorigenesis of pancreatic cancer. However, the correlations between BRCA1/2 polymorphism and pancreatic cancer prognosis remained unknown. In this study, we genotyped three tag missense variants on BRCA1/2 in 603 sporadic pancreatic cancer patients in a Chinese population...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414925/reversion-of-brca1-2-germline-mutations-detected-in-circulating-tumor-dna-from-patients-with-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
#18
Elizabeth L Christie, Sian Fereday, Ken Doig, Swetansu Pattnaik, Sarah-Jane Dawson, David D L Bowtell
Purpose Germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) are associated with favorable responses to chemotherapy. However, secondary intragenic (reversion) mutations that restore protein function lead to clinically significant rates of acquired resistance. The goal of this study was to determine whether reversion mutations could be found in an unbiased manner in circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) to predict treatment response in HGSC. Patients and Methods Plasma and tumor samples were obtained from 30 patients with HGSC with either BRCA1 or BRCA2 germline mutation...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414188/a-case-of-splenomegaly-in-cbl-syndrome
#19
Rachel R Coe, Margaret L McKinnon, Maja Tarailo-Graovac, Colin J Ross, Wyeth W Wasserman, Jan M Friedman, Paul C Rogers, Clara D M van Karnebeek
INTRODUCTION: We present a child with unexplained splenomegaly to highlight this feature as a presenting sign of the RASopathy CBL syndrome and to draw attention to the power and utility of next generation genomic sequencing for providing rapid diagnosis and critical information to guide care in the pediatric clinical setting. CLINICAL REPORT: A 7-year-old boy presented with unexplained splenomegaly, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mild learning difficulties, easy bruising, mild thrombocytopenia, and subtle dysmorphic features...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413668/palb2-mutation-in-a-woman-with-bilateral-breast-cancer-a-case-report
#20
Hiroshi Nakagomi, Yosuke Hirotsu, Kenichiro Okimoto, Ikuko Sakamoto, Kenji Amemiya, Satoko Nakagomi, Takeo Kubota, Hitoshi Mochizuki, Masao Omata
Partner and localizer of breast cancer 2 (PALB2) was identified as a moderate-risk gene of breast and pancreas cancer. The present authors previously reported that no PALB2 germline mutations with a deleterious frameshift or stop codons were identified in 155 Japanese patients with breast and/or ovarian cancer who were estimated to be at risk of hereditary cancer, according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) criteria. In the present study, one patient with a deleterious mutation of PALB2 (c...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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