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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334371/cooperative-targeting-of-melanoma-heterogeneity-with-an-axl-antibody-drug-conjugate-and-braf-mek-inhibitors
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Julia Boshuizen, Louise A Koopman, Oscar Krijgsman, Aida Shahrabi, Elke Gresnigt- van den Heuvel, Maarten A Ligtenberg, David W Vredevoogd, Kristel Kemper, Thomas Kuilman, Ji-Ying Song, Nora Pencheva, Jens Thing Mortensen, Marnix Geukes Foppen, Elisa A Rozeman, Christian U Blank, Maarten L Janmaat, David Satijn, Esther C W Breij, Daniel S Peeper, Paul W H I Parren
Intratumor heterogeneity is a key factor contributing to therapeutic failure and, hence, cancer lethality. Heterogeneous tumors show partial therapy responses, allowing for the emergence of drug-resistant clones that often express high levels of the receptor tyrosine kinase AXL. In melanoma, AXL-high cells are resistant to MAPK pathway inhibitors, whereas AXL-low cells are sensitive to these inhibitors, rationalizing a differential therapeutic approach. We developed an antibody-drug conjugate, AXL-107-MMAE, comprising a human AXL antibody linked to the microtubule-disrupting agent monomethyl auristatin E...
January 15, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334307/regorafenib-regresses-an-imatinib-resistant-recurrent-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist-with-a-mutation-in-exons-11-and-17-in-a-patient-derived-orthotopic-xenograft-pdox-nude-mouse-model
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Kentaro Miyake, Kei Kawaguchi, Tasuku Kiyuna, Masuyo Miyake, Kentaro Igarashi, Zhiying Zhang, Takashi Murakami, Yunfeng Li, Scott D Nelson, Irmina Elliott, Tara Russell, Arun Singh, Yukihiko Hiroshima, Masashi Momiyama, Ryusei Matsuyama, Takashi Chisima, Itaru Endo, Fritz C Eilber, Robert M Hoffman
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a rare type of sarcoma. The aim of this study was to determine drug sensitivity for a regionally-recurrent case of GIST using a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) model. The PDOX model was established in the anterior wall of the stomach. GIST PDOX models were randomized into 5 groups of 6 mice each when the tumor volume reached 60 mm3: G1, control group; G2, imatinib group (oral administration (p.o.), daily, for 3 weeks); G3, sunitinib group (p.o., daily, for 3 weeks); G4, regorafenib (p...
January 15, 2018: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331886/anti-cancer-effects-of-hnha-and-lenvatinib-by-the-suppression-of-emt-mediated-drug-resistance-in-cancer-stem-cells
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Yong Sang Lee, Seok-Mo Kim, Bup-Woo Kim, Ho Jin Chang, Soo Young Kim, Cheong Soo Park, Ki Cheong Park, Hang-Seok Chang
Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) constitutes less than 2% of total thyroid cancers but accounts for 20-40% of thyroid cancer-related deaths. Cancer stem cell drug resistance represents a primary factor hindering treatment. This study aimed to develop targeted agents against thyroid malignancy, focusing on individual and synergistic effects of HNHA (histone deacetylase), lenvatinib (FGFR), and sorafenib (tyrosine kinase) inhibitors. Patients with biochemically and histologically proven papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and ATC were included...
January 11, 2018: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330466/target-engagement-imaging-of-parp-inhibitors-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Brandon Carney, Susanne Kossatz, Benjamin H Lok, Valentina Schneeberger, Kishore K Gangangari, Naga Vara Kishore Pillarsetty, Wolfgang A Weber, Charles M Rudin, John T Poirier, Thomas Reiner
Insufficient chemotherapy response and rapid disease progression remain concerns for small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). Oncologists rely on serial CT scanning to guide treatment decisions, but this cannot assess in vivo target engagement of therapeutic agents. Biomarker assessments in biopsy material do not assess contemporaneous target expression, intratumoral drug exposure, or drug-target engagement. Here, we report the use of PARP1/2-targeted imaging to measure target engagement of PARP inhibitors in vivo. Using a panel of clinical PARP inhibitors, we show that PARP imaging can quantify target engagement of chemically diverse small molecule inhibitors in vitro and in vivo...
January 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330447/human-placental-derived-adherent-stromal-cells-co-induced-with-tnf-%C3%AE-and-ifn-%C3%AE-inhibit-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-nude-mouse-xenograft-models
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Hoshea Allen, Niva Shraga-Heled, Michal Blumenfeld, Tamar Dego-Ashto, Dana Fuchs-Telem, Ariel Gilert, Zami Aberman, Racheli Ofir
Culturing 3D-expanded human placental-derived adherent stromal cells (ASCs) in the presence of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) transiently upregulated the secretion of numerous anti-proliferative, anti-angiogenic and pro-inflammatory cytokines. In a 3D-spheroid screening assay, conditioned medium from these induced-ASCs inhibited proliferation of cancer cell lines, including triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) lines. In vitro co-culture studies of induced-ASCs with MDA-MB-231 human breast carcinoma cells, a model representing TNBC, supports a mechanism involving immunomodulation and angiogenesis inhibition...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330297/characterization-and-evidence-of-the-mir-888-cluster-as-a-novel-cancer-network-in-prostate
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Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Garrison Glavich, Mary Pahuski, Aleena M Short, Oliver John Semmes, Lifang Yang, Vitold Galkin, Richard R Drake, Aurora Esquela-Kerscher
Prostate cancer afflicts 1 in 7 men and is the second leading cause of male cancer-related deaths in the United States. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), an extensive class of ~22 nucleotide non-coding RNAs, are often aberrantly expressed in tissues and fluids from prostate cancer patients but the mechanism of how specific miRNAs regulate prostate tumorigenesis and metastasis are poorly understood. Here, miR-888 was identified as a novel prostate factor that promotes proliferation and migration. miR-888 resides within a genomic cluster of 7 miRNA genes (mir-892c, mir-890, mir-888, mir-892a, mir-892b, mir-891b, mir-891a) on human chromosome Xq27...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330294/establishment-of-the-first-well-differentiated-human-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-model
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Daniel Benten, Yasmin Behrang, Ludmilla Unrau, Victoria Weissmann, Gerrit Wolters-Eisfeld, Susanne Burdak-Rothkamm, Felix R Stahl, Martin Anlauf, Patricia Grabowski, Markus Möbs, Jan Dieckhoff, Bence Sipos, Martina Fahl, Corinna Eggers, Daniel Perez, Maximilian Bockhorn, Jakob R Izbicki, Ansgar W Lohse, Joerg Schrader
Clinical options for systemic therapy of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are limited. Development of new drugs requires suitable representative in vitro and in vivo model systems. So far, the unavailability of a human model with a well-differentiated phenotype and typical growth characteristics has impaired pre-clinical research in NET. Herein, we establish and characterize a lymph node-derived cell line (NT-3) from a male patient with well-differentiated pancreatic NET. Neuroendocrine differentiation and tumor biology was compared to existing NET cell lines BON and QGP-1...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330284/novel-intergenically-spliced-chimera-nfatc3-pla2g15-is-associated-with-aggressive-t-all-biology-and-outcome
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Jonathan Bond, Christine Tran Quang, Guillaume Hypolite, Mohamed Belhocine, Aurélie Bergon, Gaëlle Cordonnier, Jacques Ghysdael, Elizabeth Macintyre, Nicolas Boissel, Salvatore Spicuglia, Vahid Asnafi
Leukemias are frequently characterized by the expression of oncogenic fusion chimeras that normally arise due to chromosomal rearrangements. Intergenically-spliced chimeric RNAs (ISCs) are transcribed in the absence of structural genomic changes, and aberrant ISC expression is now recognized as a potential driver of cancer. To better understand these potential oncogenic drivers, high-throughput RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) was performed on T-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) patient specimens (n=24) and candidate T-ALL-related ISCs were identified (n=55; a median of 4 per patient)...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330203/personalized-rna-medicine-for-pancreatic-cancer
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Maud-Emmanuelle Gilles, Liangliang Hao, Ling Huang, Rajesha Rupaimoole, Pedro P Lopez-Casas, Emilia Pulver, Jong Cheol Jeong, Senthil K Muthuswamy, Manuel Hidalgo, Sangeeta N Bhatia, Frank J Slack
PURPOSE: Since drug responses vary between patients, it is crucial to develop pre-clinical or co-clinical strategies that forecast patient response. In this study, we tested whether RNA-based therapeutics were suitable for personalized medicine by using patient-derived-organoid (PDO) and patient-derived-xenograft (PDX) models.  Experimental Design: We performed microRNA (miRNA) profiling of PDX samples to determine the status of miRNA deregulation in individual pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) patients...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328407/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-1-activation-accelerates-resistance-to-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Shengling Fu, Changyu Liu, Quanfu Huang, Sheng Fan, Hexiao Tang, Xiangning Fu, Bo Ai, Yongde Liao, Qian Chu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR‑TKIs) have revolutionized the treatment of patients with advanced EGFR-mutant NSCLC. However, drug resistance eventually develops in the majority of patients despite an excellent initial response. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanism of acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs and to explore strategies to overcome the resistance to EGFR-TKIs from a gender perspective...
January 4, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327110/the-role-of-interleukin-2-all-trans-retinoic-acid-and-natural-killer-cells-surveillance-mechanisms-in-anti-gd2-antibody-therapy-in-neuroblastoma
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Rosa Nguyen, Jim Houston, Wing K Chan, David Finkelstein, Michael A Dyer
Although anti-disialoganglioside (GD2) antibodies are successfully used for neuroblastoma therapy, a third of patients with neuroblastoma experience treatment failure or serious toxicity. Various strategies have been employed in the clinic to improve antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC), such as the addition of interleukin (IL)-2 to enhance natural killer (NK) cell function, adoptive transfer of allogeneic NK cells to exploit immune surveillance, and retinoid-induced differentiation therapy...
January 11, 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325072/sensitive-and-specific-post-call-filtering-of-genetic-variants-in-xenograft-and-primary-tumors
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Brian K Mannakee, Uthra Balaji, Agnieszka K Witkiewicz, Ryan N Gutenkunst, Erik S Knudsen
Motivation: Tumor genome sequencing offers great promise for guiding research and therapy, but spurious variant calls can arise from multiple sources. Mouse contamination can generate many spurious calls when sequencing patient-derived xenografts (PDXs). Paralogous genome sequences can also generate spurious calls when sequencing any tumor. We developed a BLAST-based algorithm, MAPEX, to identify and filter out spurious calls from both these sources. Results: When calling variants from xenografts, MAPEX has similar sensitivity and specificity to more complex algorithms...
January 8, 2018: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321663/lpa-signaling-is-regulated-through-the-primary-cilium-a-novel-target-in-glioblastoma
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Yuriy V Loskutov, Caryn L Griffin, Kristina M Marinak, Andrey Bobko, Naira V Margaryan, Werner J Geldenhuys, Jann N Sarkaria, Elena N Pugacheva
The primary cilium is a ubiquitous organelle presented on most human cells. It is a crucial signaling hub for multiple pathways including growth factor and G-protein coupled receptors. Loss of primary cilia, observed in various cancers, has been shown to affect cell proliferation. Primary cilia formation is drastically decreased in glioblastoma (GBM), however, the role of cilia in normal astrocyte or glioblastoma proliferation has not been explored. Here, we report that loss of primary cilia in human astrocytes stimulates growth rate in a lysophosphatidic acid (LPA)-dependent manner...
January 11, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317342/imaging-guided-photo-therapeutic-nanoporphyrin-synergized-hsp90-inhibitor-in-patient-derived-xenograft-bladder-cancer-model
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Qilai Long, Tzu-Yin Lin, Yee Huang, Xiaocen Li, Ai-Hong Ma, Hongyong Zhang, Randy Carney, Susan Airhart, Kit S Lam, Chong-Xian Pan, Yuanpei Li
Photodynamic therapy is a promising and effective non-invasive therapeutic approach for the treatment of bladder cancers. Therapies targeting HSP90 have the advantage of tumor cell selectivity and have shown great preclinical efficacy. In this study, we evaluated a novel multifunctional nanoporphyrin platform loaded with an HSP90 inhibitor 17AAG (NP-AAG) for use as a multi-modality therapy against bladder cancer. NP-AAG was efficiently accumulated and retained at bladder cancer patient-derived xenograft (PDX) over 7 days...
January 6, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314097/effect-of-fak-inhibitor-vs-6063-defactinib-on-docetaxel-efficacy-in-prostate-cancer
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Hui-Ming Lin, Brian Y Lee, Lesley Castillo, Calan Spielman, Judith Grogan, Nicole K Yeung, James G Kench, Phillip D Stricker, Anne-Maree Haynes, Margaret M Centenera, Lisa M Butler, S Martin Shreeve, Lisa G Horvath, Roger J Daly
BACKGROUND: Docetaxel, the standard chemotherapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) also enhances the survival of patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (CSPC) when combined with androgen-deprivation therapy. Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) activation is a mediator of docetaxel resistance in prostate cancer cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the second generation FAK inhibitor VS-6063 on docetaxel efficacy in pre-clinical CRPC and CSPC models...
January 5, 2018: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313435/effect-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-on-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Deepa Danan, Christine E Lehman, Rolando E Mendez, Brian Langford, Paul D Koors, Michael I Dougherty, Shayn M Peirce, Daniel G Gioeli, Mark J Jameson
Objective Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) have significant wound-healing difficulties. While adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) facilitate wound healing, ASCs may accelerate recurrence when applied to a cancer field. This study evaluates the impact of ASCs on HNSCC cell lines in vitro and in vivo. Study Design In vitro experiments using HNSCC cell lines and in vivo mouse experiments. Setting Basic science laboratory. Subjects and Methods Impact of ASCs on in vitro proliferation, survival, and migration was assessed using 8 HNSCC cell lines...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312629/fluorescence-guided-surgery-for-cancer-patients-a-proof-of-concept-study-on-human-xenografts-in-mice-and-spontaneous-tumors-in-pets
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Eliane Mery, Muriel Golzio, Stephanie Guillermet, Didier Lanore, Augustin Le Naour, Benoît Thibault, Anne Françoise Tilkin-Mariamé, Elizabeth Bellard, Jean Pierre Delord, Denis Querleu, Gwenael Ferron, Bettina Couderc
Surgery is often the first treatment option for patients with cancer. Patient survival essentially depends on the completeness of tumor resection. This is a major challenge, particularly in cases of peritoneal carcinomatosis, where tumors are widely disseminated in the large peritoneal cavity. Any development to help surgeons visualize these residual cells would improve the completeness of the surgery. For non-disseminated tumors, imaging could be used to ensure that the tumor margins and the draining lymph nodes are free of tumor deposits...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312564/azacitidine-combined-with-the-selective-flt3-kinase-inhibitor-crenolanib-disrupts-stromal-protection-and-inhibits-expansion-of-residual-leukemia-initiating-cells-in-flt3-itd-aml-with-concurrent-epigenetic-mutations
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Anne-Kathrin Garz, Saskia Wolf, Sonja Grath, Verena Gaidzik, Stefan Habringer, Binje Vick, Martina Rudelius, Christoph Ziegenhain, Sylvia Herold, Marie-Theresa Weickert, Martha Smets, Christian Peschel, Robert A J Oostendorp, Sebastian Bultmann, Irmela Jeremias, Christian Thiede, Konstanze Döhner, Ulrich Keller, Katharina S Götze
Effectively targeting leukemia-initiating cells (LIC) in FLT3-ITD-mutated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is crucial for cure. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) have limited impact as single agents, failing to eradicate LIC in the bone marrow. Using primary AML samples and a patient-derived xenograft model, we investigated whether combining the FLT3-selective TKI crenolanib with the hypomethylating agent azacitidine (AZA) eliminates FLT3-ITD LIC and whether efficacy of this combination depends on co-existing mutations...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312549/the-akt-inhibitor-triciribine-in-combination-with-paclitaxel-has-order-specific-efficacy-against-zfp217-induced-breast-cancer-chemoresistance
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Christopher D Suarez, Junmin Wu, Sunil S Badve, Joseph A Sparano, William Kaliney, Laurie E Littlepage
We previously identified the transcription factor ZNF217 (human) / Zfp217 (mouse) as an oncogene and prognostic indicator of reduced survival, increased metastasis, and reduced response to therapy in breast cancer patients. Here we investigated the role of Zfp217 in chemotherapy resistance. Preclinical animal models of Zfp217 overexpression were treated with a combination therapy of the microtubule inhibitor epothilone B, doxorubicin (Adriamycin), and cyclophosphamide (EAC). Tumors overexpressing Zfp217 increased their tumor burden compared to control tumors after treatment and accumulated a mammary gland progenitor cell population (K8+K14+)...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311126/preclinical-models-of-prostate-cancer-patient-derived-xenografts-organoids-and-other-explant-models
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Gail P Risbridger, Roxanne Toivanen, Renea A Taylor
Prostate cancer remains a lethal disease. Preclinical cancer models that accurately represent the tumors of the patients they are intended to help are necessary to test potential therapeutic approaches and to better translate research discoveries. However, research in the prostate cancer field is hampered by the limited number of human cell lines and xenograft models, most of which do not recapitulate the human disease seen in the clinic today. This work reviews the recent advances in human patient-derived xenograft, organoid, and other explant models to address this need...
January 8, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
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