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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212572/concurrent-gene-alterations-with-egfr-mutation-and-treatment-efficacy-of-egfr-tkis-in-chinese-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Wentao Hu, Yahui Liu, Jian Chen
PURPOSE: We investigated the frequency of concurrent genes in EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer patients and determined its value in predicting the efficacy of EGFR-TKIs treatment. METHODS: Three hundred and twenty patients, who harbored EGFR activating mutations and received EGFR-TKIs treatment, were examined for another eight genes including KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA, BRAF, and HER2 mutations and ALK, ROS1, and RET fusion genes based on reverse transcription PCR...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208157/specific-mutations-in-kras-codon-12-are-associated-with-worse-overall-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-and-recurrent-colorectal-cancer
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Robert P Jones, Paul A Sutton, Jonathan P Evans, Rachel Clifford, Andrew McAvoy, James Lewis, Abigail Rousseau, Roger Mountford, Derek McWhirter, Hassan Z Malik
BACKGROUND: Activating mutations in KRAS have been suggested as potential predictive and prognostic biomarkers. However, the prognostic impact of specific point mutations remains less clear. This study assessed the prognostic impact of specific KRAS mutations on survival for patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients KRAS typed for advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer between 2010 and 2015 in a UK Cancer Network. RESULTS: We evaluated the impact of KRAS genotype in 392 patients...
February 16, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206962/pi3k-pathway-mutations-are-associated-with-longer-time-to-local-progression-after-radioembolization-of-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Etay Ziv, Michael Bergen, Hooman Yarmohammadi, F Ed Boas, E Nadia Petre, Constantinos T Sofocleous, Rona Yaeger, David B Solit, Stephen B Solomon, Joseph P Erinjeri
PURPOSE: To establish the relationship between common mutations in the MAPK and PI3K signaling pathways and local progression after radioembolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of a HIPAA-compliant institutional review-board approved database identified 40 patients with chemo-refractory colorectal liver metastases treated with radioembolization who underwent tumor genotyping for hotspot mutations in 6 key genes in the MAPK/PI3K pathways (KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, MEK1, PIK3CA, and AKT1)...
February 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202526/radiation-resistance-in-kras-mutated-lung-cancer-is-enabled-by-stem-like-properties-mediated-by-an-osteopontin-egfr-pathway
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Meng Wang, Jing Han, Lynnette Marcar, Josh Black, Qi Liu, Xiangyong Li, Kshithija Nagulapalli, Lecia V Sequist, Raymond H Mak, Cyril H Benes, Theodore S Hong, Kristin Gurtner, Mechthild Krause, Michael Baumann, Jing X Kang, Johnathan Whetstine, Henning Willers
Lung cancers with activating KRAS mutations are characterized by treatment resistance and poor prognosis. In particular, the basis for their resistance to radiation therapy is poorly understood. Here we describe a radiation resistance phenotype conferred by a stem-like subpopulation characterized by mitosis-like condensed chromatin (MLCC), high CD133 expression, invasive potential, and tumor-initiating properties. Mechanistic investigations defined a pathway involving osteopontin and the EGFR in promoting this phenotype...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202525/oncogenic-effects-of-high-mapk-activity-in-colorectal-cancer-mark-progenitor-cells-and-persist-irrespective-of-ras-mutations
#5
Cristina Blaj, Eva Marina Schmidt, Sebastian Lamprecht, Heiko Hermeking, Andreas Jung, Thomas Kirchner, David Horst
About 40% of colorectal cancers have mutations in KRAS accompanied by downstream activation of MAPK signaling which promotes tumor invasion and progression. Here we report that MAPK signaling shows strong intratumoral heterogeneity and unexpectedly remains regulated in colorectal cancer irrespective of KRAS mutation status. Using primary colorectal cancer tissues, xenograft models and MAPK reporter constructs, we showed that tumor cells with high MAPK activity resided specifically at the leading tumor edge, ceased to proliferate, underwent epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and expressed markers related to colon cancer stem cells...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201998/clinical-performance-evaluation-of-a-sensitive-rapid-low-throughput-test-for-kras-mutation-analysis-using-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissue-samples
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Christine Weyn, Sofie Van Raemdonck, Robina Dendooven, Vincent Maes, Karen Zwaenepoel, Suzan Lambin, Patrick Pauwels
BACKGROUND: Testing for KRAS mutations in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) on formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue has become standard of care. Different molecular methods exist to determine hotspot KRAS mutations in exon 2, 3 and 4, but testing is often limited by the sensitivity and the speed of analysis. The aim of this retrospective study was to establish the clinical performance of the Idylla™ KRAS Mutation Test on FFPE tumor samples of patients with mCRC. METHODS: KRAS mutation analysis was performed using the therascreen KRAS on the RotorGene Q platform (CE-IVD; Qiagen) and results were subsequently compared to the Idylla™ KRAS Mutation Test...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199989/presence-of-cancer-associated-mutations-in-exhaled-breath-condensates-of-healthy-individuals-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Omar Youssef, Aija Knuuttila, Päivi Piirilä, Tom Böhling, Virinder Sarhadi, Sakari Knuutila
Exhaled breath condensate (EBC) is a non-invasive source that can be used for studying different genetic alterations occurring in lung tissue. However, the low yield of DNA available from EBC has hampered the more detailed mutation analysis by conventional methods. We applied the more sensitive amplicon-based next generation sequencing (NGS) to identify cancer related mutations in DNA isolated from EBC. In order to apply any method for the purpose of mutation screening in cancer patients, it is important to clarify the incidence of these mutations in healthy individuals...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199803/t-cell-transfer-therapy-targeting-mutant-kras
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16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198009/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspirate-derived-preclinical-pancreatic-cancer-models-reveal-panitumumab-sensitivity-in-kras-wild-type-tumours
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William Berry, Elizabeth Algar, Beena Kumar, Christopher Desmond, Michael Swan, Brendan J Jenkins, Daniel Croagh
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is largely refractory to existing therapies used in unselected patient trials, thus emphasizing the pressing need for new approaches for patient selection in personalized medicine. KRAS mutations occur in 90% of PC patients and confer resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors (e.g. panitumumab), suggesting that KRAS wild-type PC patients may benefit from targeted panitumumab therapy. Here we use tumour tissue procured by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirate (EUS-FNA) to compare the in vivo sensitivity in patient derived xenografts (PDXs) of KRAS wild-type and mutant PC tumours to panitumumab, and to profile the molecular signature of these tumours in patients with metastatic or localized disease...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196490/rechallenge-and-maintenance-therapy-using-cetuximab-and-chemotherapy-administered-to-a-patient-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#10
Jian Ma, Quan-Liang Yang, Yang Ling
BACKGROUND: Cetuximab combined with chemotherapy is one of the first-line treatments of metastatic colorectal cancer. Although disease progression inevitably occurs, rechallenge and maintenance therapies using cetuximab-based regimens may be beneficial, particularly for patients with wild-type (WT) KRAS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old female patient who underwent right hemicolectomy presented with an ulcerative adenocarcinoma (grade 2) revealed by histopathological analysis...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196015/genomic-characterization-of-low-and-high-grade-pancreatic-mucinous-cystic-neoplasms-reveals-recurrent-kras-alterations-in-high-risk-lesions
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James R Conner, Adrián Mariño-Enríquez, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Elizabeth Garcia, Martha B Pitman, Lynette M Sholl, Amitabh Srivastava, Leona A Doyle
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma arises from the following 3 distinct precursor lesions: pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, and mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN). Genetic abnormalities in the first 2 precursor lesions have been well characterized, but there are limited data on progression pathways in MCNs. This study aimed to characterize genomic differences between MCNs with low-grade (LG) and high-grade (HG) dysplasia or carcinoma...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196014/methylation-of-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-autoimmune-pancreatitis
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Yasuhiro Kinugawa, Takeshi Uehara, Kenji Sano, Kazuyuki Matsuda, Yasuhiro Maruyama, Yukihiro Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Nakajima, Hideaki Hamano, Shigeyuki Kawa, Kayoko Higuchi, Noriko Hosaka, Satoshi Shiozawa, Hiroki Ishigame, Hiroyoshi Ota
OBJECTIVES: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a representative IgG4-related and inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. To clarify mechanisms of carcinogenesis resulting from AIP, we focused on methylation abnormalities and KRAS mutations in AIP. METHODS: Six tumor suppressor genes (NPTX2, Cyclin D2, FOXE1, TFPI2, ppENK, and p16) that exhibited hypermethylation in pancreatic carcinoma were selected for quantitative SYBR green methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction in 10 AIP specimens, 10 pancreatic adenocarcinoma cases without history of AIP containing carcinoma areas (CAs) and noncarcinoma areas (NCAs), and 11 normal pancreas (NP) samples...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194432/bet-inhibitors-block-pancreatic-stellate-cell-collagen-i-production-and-attenuate-fibrosis-in-vivo
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Krishan Kumar, Brian T DeCant, Paul J Grippo, Rosa F Hwang, David J Bentrem, Kazumi Ebine, Hidayatullah G Munshi
The fibrotic reaction, which can account for over 70%-80% of the tumor mass, is a characteristic feature of human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) tumors. It is associated with activation and proliferation of pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), which are key regulators of collagen I production and fibrosis in vivo. In this report, we show that members of the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family of proteins are expressed in primary PSCs isolated from human PDAC tumors, with BRD4 positively regulating, and BRD2 and BRD3 negatively regulating, collagen I expression in primary cancer-associated PSCs...
February 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194229/circulating-and-tissue-biomarkers-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Caterina Fumagalli, Fabrizio Bianchi, Paola Rafaniello Raviele, Davide Vacirca, Giovanni Bertalot, Cristiano Rampinelli, Matteo Lazzeroni, Bernardo Bonanni, Giulia Veronesi, Nicola Fusco, Massimo Barberis, Elena Guerini-Rocco
OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterise circulating and tissue tumour biomarkers of patients who developed early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) during long-term follow-up of a chemoprevention trial (NCT00321893). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood and sputum samples were collected from 202 high-risk asymptomatic individuals with CT-detected stable lung nodules. Real-time PCR was performed on plasma to quantify free circulating DNA. Baseline serum was investigated with a previously validated test based on 13 circulating miRNAs (miR-Test)...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193718/h-ras-isoform-mediates-protection-against-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-in-part-through-activation-of-akt
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Takahisa Matsuda, Jae Im Jeong, Shohei Ikeda, Takanobu Yamamoto, Shumin Gao, Gopal J Babu, Peiyong Zhai, Dominic P Del Re
BACKGROUND: In general, Ras proteins are thought to promote cardiac hypertrophy, an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and heart failure. However, the contribution of different Ras isoforms has not been investigated. The objective of this study was to define the role of H- and K-Ras in modulating stress-induced myocardial hypertrophy and failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used H- and K-Ras gene knockout mice and subjected them to pressure overload to induce cardiac hypertrophy and dysfunction...
February 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192450/a-novel-rna-sequencing-data-analysis-method-for-cell-line-authentication
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Erik Fasterius, Cinzia Raso, Susan Kennedy, Nora Rauch, Pär Lundin, Walter Kolch, Mathias Uhlén, Cristina Al-Khalili Szigyarto
We have developed a novel analysis method that can interrogate the authenticity of biological samples used for generation of transcriptome profiles in public data repositories. The method uses RNA sequencing information to reveal mutations in expressed transcripts and subsequently confirms the identity of analysed cells by comparison with publicly available cell-specific mutational profiles. Cell lines constitute key model systems widely used within cancer research, but their identity needs to be confirmed in order to minimise the influence of cell contaminations and genetic drift on the analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192404/isoprenylcysteine-carboxylmethyltransferase-is-critical-for-malignant-transformation-and-tumor-maintenance-by-all-ras-isoforms
#17
H Y Lau, J Tang, P J Casey, M Wang
Despite extensive effort, there has been limited progress in the development of direct RAS inhibitors. Targeting isoprenylcysteine carboxylmethyltransferase (ICMT), a unique enzyme of RAS post-translational modification, represents a promising strategy to inhibit RAS function. However, there lacks direct genetic evidence on the role of ICMT in RAS-driven human cancer initiation and maintenance. Using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, we have created Icmt loss-of-function isogenic cell lines for both RAS-transformed human mammary epithelial cells (HME1) and human cancer cell lines MiaPaca-2 and MDA-MB-231 containing naturally occurring mutant KRAS...
February 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188750/kras-and-pik3ca-mutations-in-colorectal-adenocarcinomas-correlate-with-aggressive-histological-features-and-behavior
#18
Sejin Jang, Mineui Hong, Mi Kyung Shin, Byung Chun Kim, Hyung-Sik Shin, Eunsil Yu, Seung-Mo Hong, Jihun Kim, Sung Min Chun, Tae-Im Kim, Kyung-Chan Choi, Young Woong Ko, Jeong Won Kim
Tumor budding (TB) in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is related to epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and has been recently characterized as an indicator of poor prognosis along with lymphovascular tumor emboli (LVE), perineural invasion (PNI), and an infiltrative growth pattern. Mutations in the genes of the Ras-MAPK and PI3K pathways are associated with EMT and an aggressive CRC phenotype and have been used in patient stratification for anti-EGF receptor therapies; however, the impact of these mutations on CRC morphology and behavior remains unclear...
February 8, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188746/context-dependent-epigenetic-regulation-of-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cells-1-in-pancreatic-plasticity
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Nai-Ming Chen, Albrecht Neesse, Moritz Lino Dyck, Benjamin Steuber, Alexander O Koenig, Clara Lubeseder-Martellato, Thore Winter, Teresa Forster, Hanibal Bohnenberger, Julia Kitz, Kirsten-Reuter Jessen, Heidi Griesmann, Jochen Gaedcke, Marian Grade, Jin-San Zhang, Wan-Chi Tsai, Jens Siveke, Hans-Ulrich Schildhaus, Philipp Ströbel, Steven A Johnsen, Volker Ellenrieder, Elisabeth Hessmann
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The ability of exocrine pancreatic cells to change the cellular phenotype is required for tissue regeneration upon injury but also contributes to their malignant transformation and tumor progression. We investigated context-dependent signaling and transcription mechanisms that determine pancreatic cell fate decisions toward regeneration and malignancy. In particular, we studied the function and regulation of the inflammatory transcription factor nuclear factor of activated T cells 1 (NFATC1) in pancreatic cell plasticity and tissue adaptation...
February 7, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188683/functional-kras-mutations-and-a-potential-role-for-pi3k-akt-activation-in-wilms-tumors
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Dina Polosukhina, Harold D Love, Hernan Correa, Zengliu Su, Kimberly B Dahlman, William Pao, Harold L Moses, Carlos L Arteaga, Harold N Lovvorn, Roy Zent, Peter E Clark
Wilms tumor (WT) is the most common renal neoplasm of childhood and affects 1 in 10,000 children aged less than 15 years. These embryonal tumors are thought to arise from primitive nephrogenic rests that derive from the metanephric mesenchyme during kidney development and are characterized partly by increased Wnt/β-catenin signaling. We previously showed that coordinate activation of Ras and β-catenin accelerates the growth and metastatic progression of a murine WT model. Here, we show that activating KRAS mutations can be found in human WT...
February 11, 2017: Molecular Oncology
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