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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092667/oncogenic-braf-fusions-in-mucosal-melanomas-activate-the-mapk-pathway-and-are-sensitive-to-mek-pi3k-inhibition-or-mek-cdk4-6-inhibition
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H S Kim, M Jung, H N Kang, H Kim, C-W Park, S-M Kim, S J Shin, S H Kim, S G Kim, E K Kim, M R Yun, Z Zheng, K Y Chung, J Greenbowe, S M Ali, T-M Kim, B C Cho
Despite remarkable progress in cutaneous melanoma genomic profiling, the mutational landscape of primary mucosal melanomas (PMM) remains unclear. Forty-six PMMs underwent targeted exome sequencing of 111 cancer-associated genes. Seventy-six somatic nonsynonymous mutations in 42 genes were observed, and recurrent mutations were noted on eight genes, including TP53 (13%), NRAS (13%), SNX31 (9%), NF1 (9%), KIT (7%) and APC (7%). Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK; 37%), cell cycle (20%) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)-mTOR (15%) pathways were frequently mutated...
January 16, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091917/detection-of-rare-mutations-by-routine-analysis-of-kras-nras-and-braf-oncogenes
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D S Mikhailenko, G D Efremov, N Yu Safronova, V V Strelnikov, B Ya Alekseev
Molecular genetic analysis of KRAS, NRAS, and BRAF genes was carried out in order to develop an optimal algorithm for detection of minor mutations. We analyzed 35 melanoma and 33 colorectal cancer specimens. Frequent G12D/V/A/C/S mutations were detected in KRAS. The most frequent BRAF mutation in melanoma was V600E, the percentage of rare mutations is significant for DNA diagnosis (24%). Identification of rare BRAF mutations 1790C→G (L597R), 1798_1799delinsAA (V600K), 1798_1799delinsAG (V600R), and 1799_1800delinsAA (V600E) and NRAS mutation 38G→T (G13V) was possible only by Sanger sequencing...
January 14, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078671/melanoma-in-congenital-melanocytic-naevi
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REVIEW
V A Kinsler, P O'Hare, N Bulstrode, J E Calonje, W K Chong, D Hargrave, T Jacques, D Lomas, N J Sebire, O Slater
Congenital melanocytic naevi (CMN) are a known risk factor for melanoma, with the greatest risk currently thought to be in childhood. There has been controversy over the years about the incidence, and therefore over clinical management of CMN, due partly to the difficulties of histological diagnosis and partly to publishing bias towards cases of malignancy. Large cohort studies have demonstrated that risk in childhood is related to the severity of the congenital phenotype, not only cutaneous but neuroradiological...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078112/molecular-spectrum-of-kras-nras-braf-pik3ca-tp53-and-apc-somatic-gene-mutations-in-arab-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-determination-of-frequency-and-distribution-pattern
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Humaid O Al-Shamsi, Jeremy Jones, Yazan Fahmawi, Ibrahim Dahbour, Aziz Tabash, Reham Abdel-Wahab, Ahmed O S Abousamra, Kenna R Shaw, Lianchun Xiao, Manal M Hassan, Benjamin R Kipp, Scott Kopetz, Amr S Soliman, Robert R McWilliams, Robert A Wolff
BACKGROUND: The frequency rates of mutations such as KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, and PIK3CA in colorectal cancer (CRC) differ among populations. The aim of this study was to assess mutation frequencies in the Arab population and determine their correlations with certain clinicopathological features. METHODS: Arab patients from the Arab Gulf region and a population of age- and sex-matched Western patients with CRC whose tumors were evaluated with next-generation sequencing (NGS) were identified and retrospectively reviewed...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074351/kras-nras-and-braf-mutations-in-colorectal-cancer-and-melanoma
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REVIEW
Jonas Cicenas, Linas Tamosaitis, Kotryna Kvederaviciute, Ricardas Tarvydas, Gintare Staniute, Karthik Kalyan, Edita Meskinyte-Kausiliene, Vaidotas Stankevicius, Mindaugas Valius
Cancers are the group of diseases, which arise because of the uncontrolled behavior of some of the genes in our cells. There are possibilities of gene amplifications, overexpressions, deletions and other anomalies which might lead to the development and spread of cancer. One of the most dangerous ways to the cancers is the mutations of the genes. The mutated genes can start unstoppable proliferation of cells, their uncontrolled motility, protection from apoptosis, the DNA mutation enhancement as well as other anomalies, leading to the cancer...
February 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069272/smarcb1-ini1-deficient-sinonasal-carcinoma-shows-methylation-of-rassf1-gene-a-clinicopathological-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-genetic-study-of-a-recently-described-entity
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Jan Laco, Marcela Chmelařová, Hana Vošmiková, Kateřina Sieglová, Ivana Bubancová, Pavel Dundr, Kristýna Němejcová, Jaroslav Michálek, Petr Čelakovský, Radovan Mottl, Igor Sirák, Milan Vošmik, Aleš Ryška
The aim of the study was detailed clinicopathological investigation of SMARCB1/INI1-deficient sinonasal carcinomas, including molecular genetic analysis of mutational status and DNA methylation of selected protooncogenes and tumor suppressor genes by means of next generation sequencing (NGS) and methylation-specific multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MS-MLPA). A total of 4/56 (7%) cases of SMARCB1/INI1-deficient carcinomas were detected among 56 sinonasal carcinomas diagnosed over a 19year period using immunohistochemical screening...
October 25, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068936/retrospective-study-of-ras-pik3ca-braf-tumor-mutations-as-predictors-of-response-to-first-line-chemotherapy-with-bevacizumab-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Izuma Nakayama, Eiji Shinozaki, Tomohiro Matsushima, Takeru Wakatsuki, Mariko Ogura, Takashi Ichimura, Masato Ozaka, Daisuke Takahari, Mitsukuni Suenaga, Keisho Chin, Nobuyuki Mizunuma, Kensei Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: After analysis of minor RAS mutations (KRAS exon 3, 4/NRAS) in the FIRE-3 and PRIME studies, an expanded range of RAS mutations were established as a negative predictive marker for the efficacy of anti-EGFR antibody treatment. BRAF and PIK3CA mutations may be candidate biomarkers for anti-EGFR targeted therapies. However, it remains unknown whether RAS/PIK3CA/BRAF tumor mutations can predict the efficacy of bevacizumab in metastatic colorectal cancer. We assessed whether selection according to RAS/PIK3CA/BRAF mutational status could be beneficial for patients treated with bevacizumab as first-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer...
January 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067895/the-nf1-gene-in-tumor-syndromes-and-melanoma
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Maija Kiuru, Klaus J Busam
Activation of the RAS/MAPK pathway is critical in melanoma. Melanoma can be grouped into four molecular subtypes based on their main genetic driver: BRAF-mutant, NRAS-mutant, NF1-mutant, and triple wild-type tumors. The NF1 protein, neurofibromin 1, negatively regulates RAS proteins through GTPase activity. Germline mutations in NF1 cause neurofibromatosis type I, a common genetic tumor syndrome caused by dysregulation of the RAS/MAPK pathway, ie, RASopathy. Melanomas with NF1 mutations typically occur on chronically sun-exposed skin or in older individuals, show a high mutation burden, and are wild-type for BRAF and NRAS...
January 9, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067073/translating-genomic-profiling-to-gastrointestinal-cancer-treatment
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Kazuto Harada, Dilsa Mizrak Kaya, Yusuke Shimodaira, Shumei Song, Hideo Baba, Jaffer A Ajani
Next-generation sequencing enables faster, cheaper and more accurate whole-genome sequencing, allowing genome profiling and discovery of molecular features. As molecular targeted drugs are developed, treatment can be tailored according to molecular subtype. Gastric and colorectal cancers have each been divided into four subtypes according to molecular features. Profiling of the esophageal cancer genome is underway and its classification is anticipated. To date, identification of HER2 expression in gastric adenocarcinoma and KRAS, NRAS and BRAF mutations in colon cancer have proved essential for treatment decisions...
January 9, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062544/somatic-mutation-profiling-of-hobnail-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Luca Morandi, Alberto Righi, Francesca Maletta, Paola Rucci, Fabio Pagni, Marco Gallo, Sabrina Rossi, Leonardo Caporali, Anna Sapino, Ricardo Lloyd, Sofia Asioli
Hobnail variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (HPTC) represents a recently described, aggressive and rare group of thyroid tumors with poorly understood pathogenesis. Molecular data about this group of cancers are few and a more detailed molecular characterization of these tumors is needed. The main objective of the study is to define a comprehensive molecular typing of HPTC. Eighteen patients affected by HPTC, including eighteen primary tumors and four lymph node metastases, were screened for NRAS, KRAS, HRAS, BRAF, TP53, PIK3CA, hTERT, PTEN, CDKN2A, EGFR, AKT1, CTNNB1, and NOTCH1 gene mutations...
January 6, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062115/genotype-matched-treatment-for-patients-with-advanced-type-i-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-eoc
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A Spreafico, A M Oza, B A Clarke, H J Mackay, P Shaw, M Butler, N C Dhani, S Lheureux, M K Wilson, S Welch, T Zhang, C Yu, T Stockley, L L Siu, S Kamel-Reid, P L Bedard
BACKGROUND: Genomic alterations that activate the MAPK signaling pathway frequently occur in Type I Epithelial Ovarian Cancers (EOCs). We evaluated therapeutic response outcomes in patients with type I EOC treated with genotype-matched therapy on clinical trials enrolled in a prospective molecular profiling program. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tumor tissues were prospectively screened for genomic alterations using MALDI-ToF mass-spectrometry platform or targeted sequencing using the Illumina MiSeq TruSeq Amplicon Cancer Panel...
January 3, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058082/on-chip-wavelength-multiplexed-detection-of-cancer-dna-biomarkers-in-blood
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H Cai, M A Stott, D Ozcelik, J W Parks, A R Hawkins, H Schmidt
We have developed an optofluidic analysis system that processes biomolecular samples starting from whole blood and then analyzes and identifies multiple targets on a silicon-based molecular detection platform. We demonstrate blood filtration, sample extraction, target enrichment, and fluorescent labeling using programmable microfluidic circuits. We detect and identify multiple targets using a spectral multiplexing technique based on wavelength-dependent multi-spot excitation on an antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide chip...
November 2016: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045747/next-generation-sequencing-reveals-pathway-activations-and-new-routes-to-targeted-therapies-in-cutaneous-metastatic-melanoma
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J Andrew Carlson, Jose Candido Caldeira Xavier, Ashley Tarasen, Christine E Sheehan, Geoff Otto, Vincent A Miller, Philip J Stephens, Julia A Elvin, Jo-Anne Vergilio, James Suh, Laurie M Gay, Jeffrey S Ross
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive genomic profiling of clinical samples by next-generation sequencing (NGS) can identify one or more therapy targets for the treatment of metastatic melanoma (MM) with a single diagnostic test. METHODS: NGS was performed on hybridization-captured, adaptor ligation-based libraries using DNA extracted from 4 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded sections cut at 10 microns from 30 MM cases. The exons of 182 cancer-related genes were fully sequenced using the Illumina HiSeq 2000 at an average sequencing depth of 1098X and evaluated for genomic alterations (GAs) including point mutations, insertions, deletions, copy number alterations, and select gene fusions/rearrangements...
January 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045250/simple-but-effective-way-to-enhance-photoelectrochemical-solar-water-splitting-performance-of-zno-nanorod-arrays-charge-trapping-zn-oh-2-annihilation-and-oxygen-vacancy-generation-by-vacuum-annealing
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Minki Baek, Donghyung Kim, Kijung Yong
This study presents an effective and the simplest method to substantially improve the photoelectrochemical water-splitting ability of hydrothermally grown ZnO nanorod arrays (NRAs). In the hydrothermal growth of ZnO NRAs, unwanted Zn(OH)2 species are formed, which act as trapping sites of photoexcited charges. We found that those inherent charge-trapping sites could be annihilated by the desorption of the hydroxyl groups upon vacuum annealing above 200 °C, which resulted in an enhancement of the charge-separation efficiency and photocurrent density...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040715/prolonged-response-to-her2-directed-therapy-in-a-patient-with-her2-amplified-rapidly-progressive-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Aparna Parikh, Chloe Atreya, W Michael Korn, Alan P Venook
HER2 gene amplifications and activating mutations in the HER2 receptor tyrosine kinase are present in 4% of metastatic colorectal cancers (mCRCs). HER2-targeted therapy is not standard of care, although preclinical and clinical data suggest that patients with HER2 amplifications and/or HER2-activating mutations may benefit from HER2-directed therapy. HER2 amplifications and activating mutations have also been implicated in resistance to anti-epidermal growth factor receptor-based therapy. This report describes a patient with KRAS, NRAS, and BRAF wild-type mCRC who experienced disease progression on first-line treatment with FOLFIRI and cetuximab after only 5 months, and subsequently experienced progression on second-line treatment with capecitabine and oxaliplatin plus bevacizumab after 2 months with significant functional decline...
January 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032528/chemotherapy-rechallenge-after-regorafenib-treatment-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-still-hope-after-the-last-hope
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Paola Bertocchi, Francesca Aroldi, Tiziana Prochilo, Fausto Meriggi, Giordano Domenico Beretta, Alberto Zaniboni
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of biological agents in cancer therapy is changing the progression of metastatic colorectal cancer. Currently, resistance to biological agents is an emerging problem; the progression of the disease is caused by the development of resistant clones. According to some authors, these clones can be re-sensitized to traditional and previously utilized chemotherapy agents. The results of the CORRECT study demonstrated the efficacy of regorafenib monotherapy in both KRAS wild type and mutant pretreated patients (pts)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031235/htp-nutraceutical-screening-for-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-and-effects-of-hdacis-on-tumor-suppressing-mirnas-by-trichostatin-a-and-grapeseed-vitis-vinifera-in-hela-cells
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Elizabeth A Mazzio, Karam F A Soliman
BACKGROUND/AIM: Aggressive tumor malignancies are a consequence of delayed diagnosis, epigenetic/phenotype changes and chemo-radiation resistance. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are a major epigenetic regulator of transcriptional repression, which are highly overexpressed in advanced malignancy. While original chemotherapy drugs were modeled after phytochemicals elucidated by botanical screenings, HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) such as apicidin, trichostatin A (TSA) and butyrate were discovered as products of fungus and microbes, in particular, gut microbiota...
January 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031175/adjuvant-folfox-cetuximab-in-full-ras-and-braf-wildtype-stage-iii-colon-cancer-patients
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J Taieb, R Balogoun, K Le Malicot, J Tabernero, E Mini, G Folprecht, J-L Van Laethem, J-F Emile, C Mulot, S Fratté, C-B Levaché, L Saban-Roche, J Thaler, L N Petersen, J Bridgewater, G Perkins, C Lepage, E Van Cutsem, A Zaanan, P Laurent-Puig
BACKGROUND: RAS mutations have been shown to confer resistance to anti-EGFR treatment. We analyzed the results of the PETACC8 trial (cetuximab + FOLFOX vs FOLFOX) in full RAS and BRAF wildtype (WT) patients (pts) with resected stage III colon cancer. METHODS: Exons 2, 3 and 4 of KRAS and NRAS, and BRAF exons 11 and 15, were sequenced using the Ampliseq colon-lung cancer panel version 2, in PETACC8 trial pts who consented to translational research. The impact of cetuximab on time to recurrence (TTR), disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) was investigated in pts with tumors harboring RAS & BRAF WT and RAS mutations...
December 28, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026870/vulvar-and-vaginal-melanoma-a-unique-subclass-of-mucosal-melanoma-based-on-a-comprehensive-molecular-analysis-of-51-cases-compared-with-2253-cases-of-nongynecologic-melanoma
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June Y Hou, Caitlin Baptiste, Radhika Bangalore Hombalegowda, Ana I Tergas, Rebecca Feldman, Nathaniel L Jones, Sudeshna Chatterjee-Paer, Ama Bus-Kwolfski, Jason D Wright, William M Burke
BACKGROUND: Optimal treatments for vulvar and vaginal melanomas (VVMs) have not been identified. Herein, the authors compare molecular profiles between VVM and nongynecologic melanoma (NGM) subtypes with the objective of identifying novel, targetable biomarkers. METHODS: In total, 2304 samples of malignant melanoma that were submitted to Caris Life Sciences between 2009 and 2015 were reviewed. In situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry were used to assess copy numbers and protein expression of selected genes...
December 27, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025078/analysis-of-kras-nras-pik3ca-and-braf-mutational-profile-in-poorly-differentiated-clusters-pdc-of-kras-mutated-colon-cancer
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Luca Reggiani Bonetti, Valeria Barresi, Stefania Bettelli, Cecilia Caprera, Samantha Manfredini, Antonio Maiorana
Recently, a grading system based on the counting of poorly differentiated clusters (PDC) of neoplastic cells was shown to be a strong predictor of nodal metastases and negative prognosis in colon cancer (CC). In this study, we assessed and compared the mutational status of KRAS, NRAS and PIK3CA in PDC and corresponding main tumor tissue of 25 CCs with KRAS mutations. For each tumor, PDC and main tumor tissue were distinctly analyzed by using laser microdissection and mass spectrometry. In 3 CCs the main tumor tissue had also PIK3CA mutations (C420R: 1; E545K: 1; H1047R: 1) and in 1 it showed NRAS mutation (codon 12)...
December 23, 2016: Human Pathology
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