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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433076/identification-of-ntrk3-fusions-in-childhood-melanocytic-neoplasms
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Lu Wang, Klaus J Busam, Ryma Benayed, Robert Cimera, Jiajing Wang, Ryan Denley, Mamta Rao, Ruth Aryeequaye, Kerry Mullaney, Long Cao, Marc Ladanyi, Meera Hameed
Spitzoid neoplasms are a distinct group of melanocytic tumors. Genetically, they lack mutations in common melanoma-associated oncogenes. Recent studies have shown that spitzoid tumors may contain a variety of kinase fusions, including ROS1, NTRK1, ALK, BRAF, and RET fusions. We report herein the discovery of recurrent NTRK3 gene rearrangements in childhood melanocytic neoplasms with spitzoid and/or atypical features, based on genome-wide copy number analysis by single-nucleotide polymorphism array, which showed intragenic copy number changes in NTRK3...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428274/egfr-mediates-responses-to-small-molecule-drugs-targeting-oncogenic-fusion-kinases
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Aria Vaishnavi, Laura Schubert, Uwe Rix, Lindsay A Marek, Anh T Le, Stephen Keysar, Magdalena J Glogowska, Matthew A Smith, Severine L Kako, Natalia J Sumi, Kurtis D Davies, Kathryn E Ware, Marileila Varella-Garcia, Eric B Haura, Antonio Jimeno, Lynn E Heasley, Dara L Aisner, Robert C Doebele
Oncogenic kinase fusions of ALK, ROS1, RET and NTRK1 act as drivers in human lung and other cancers. Residual tumor burden following treatment of ALK or ROS1+ lung cancer patients with oncogene-targeted therapy ultimately enables the emergence of drug-resistant clones, limiting the long-term effectiveness of these therapies. To determine the signaling mechanisms underlying incomplete tumor cell killing in oncogene-addicted cancer cells, we investigated the role of EGFR signaling in drug-naive cancer cells harboring these oncogene fusions...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415793/clinical-framework-for-next-generation-sequencing-based-analysis-of-treatment-predictive-mutations-and-multiplexed-gene-fusion-detection-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#3
Kajsa Ericson Lindquist, Anna Karlsson, Per Levéen, Hans Brunnström, Christel Reuterswärd, Karolina Holm, Mats Jönsson, Karin Annersten, Frida Rosengren, Karin Jirström, Jaroslaw Kosieradzki, Lars Ek, Åke Borg, Maria Planck, Göran Jönsson, Johan Staaf
Precision medicine requires accurate multi-gene clinical diagnostics. We describe the implementation of an Illumina TruSight Tumor (TST) clinical NGS diagnostic framework and parallel validation of a NanoString RNA-based ALK, RET, and ROS1 gene fusion assay for combined analysis of treatment predictive alterations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a regional healthcare region of Sweden (Scandinavia). The TST panel was clinically validated in 81 tumors (99% hotspot mutation concordance), after which 533 consecutive NSCLCs were collected during one-year of routine clinical analysis in the healthcare region (~90% advanced stage patients)...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382399/ccr5-in-recruitment-and-activation-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-melanoma
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REVIEW
Viktor Umansky, Carolin Blattner, Christoffer Gebhardt, Jochen Utikal
Malignant melanoma is characterized by the development of chronic inflammation in the tumor microenvironment, leading to the accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). Using ret transgenic mouse melanoma model, we found a significant migration of MDSCs expressing C-C chemokine receptor (CCR)5 into primary tumors and metastatic lymph nodes, which was correlated with tumor progression. An increased CCR5 expression on MDSCs was associated with elevated concentrations of CCR5 ligands in melanoma microenvironment...
April 5, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351223/identification-of-three-novel-fusion-oncogenes-sqstm1-ntrk3-afap1l2-ret-and-ppfibp2-ret-in-thyroid-cancers-of-young-patients-in-fukushima
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Keita Iyama, Michiko Matsuse, Norisato Mitsutake, Tatiana Rogounovitch, Vladimir A Saenko, Keiji Suzuki, Mai Ashizawa, Chiyo Ookouchi, Satoshi Suzuki, Hiroshi Mizunuma, Toshihiko Fukushima, Shinichi Suzuki, Shunichi Yamashita
BACKGROUND: The BRAFV600E mutation is the most frequent genetic abnormality in adult papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs). On the other hand, various chromosomal rearrangements are more prevalent in childhood and adolescent PTCs. The aim of the present study was to identify novel rearrangements in PTCs from young patients. METHODS: Among 63 postoperative specimens of childhood and adolescent PTCs, which had been discovered by the thyroid ultrasound screening program in Fukushima, 9 samples without prevalent known oncogenes, BRAFV600E, RAS, RET/PTC1, RET/PTC3, and ETV6/NTRK3 were analyzed in the current study by quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) to screen for novel fusion genes by comparing transcript expression between extracellular and kinase domains of ALK, NTRK1, NTRK3, and RET...
March 29, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350094/routine-genetic-testing-of-lung-cancer-specimens-derived-from-surgery-bronchoscopy-and-fluid-aspiration-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Gou Yamamoto, Mari Kikuchi, Shiho Kobayashi, Yoshiko Arai, Kenji Fujiyoshi, Tomokazu Wakatsuki, Miho Kakuta, Yuki Yamane, Yoshihito Iijima, Hideaki Mizutani, Yuki Nakajima, Junko Sudo, Hiroyasu Kinoshita, Futoshi Kurimoto, Hirohiko Akiyama, Hidetaka Uramoto, Hiroshi Sakai, Yoshito Akagi, Kiwamu Akagi
After the development of EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), genetic testing of EGFR became required for effective treatment of lung cancer. Initially, the testing was conducted separately for each mutated region. However, many EGFR mutations have since been identified that determine the efficacy of EGFR-TKIs. Therefore, genetic testing of EGFR by next generation sequencing (NGS) may be a suitable strategy for lung cancer. Here we examined the applicability of the NGS method in regard to sensitivity, time and cost...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293988/molecular-profiling-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-korea-with-a-high-prevalence-of-braf-v600e-mutation
#7
Seung Eun Lee, Tae Sook Hwang, Yoon-La Choi, Wook Youn Kim, Hye Seung Han, So Dug Lim, Wan-Seop Kim, Young Bum Yoo, Suk Kyeong Kim
BACKGROUND: The BRAF(V600E) mutation in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is particularly prevalent in Korea, and a considerable number of wild-type BRAF PTCs harbor RAS mutations. In addition, subsets of other genetic alterations clearly exist, but their prevalence in the Korean population has not been well studied. Recent increased insight into noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant PTC has prompted endocrine pathologists to reclassify this entity as "noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features" (NIFTP)...
April 21, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280984/treatment-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-by-molecular-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Motonobu Saito, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Koji Kono, Seiichi Takenoshita, Takashi Kohno
Lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) is a cancer treatable using targeted therapies against driver gene aberrations. EGFR mutations and ALK fusions are frequent gene aberrations in LADC, and personalized therapies against those aberrations have become a standard therapy. These targeted therapies have shown significant positive efficacy and tolerable toxicity compared to conventional chemotherapy, so it is necessary to identify additional druggable genetic aberrations. Other than EGFR mutations and ALK fusions, mutations in KRAS, HER2, and BRAF, and driver fusions involving RET and ROS1, have also been identified in LADC...
March 9, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219937/a-meta-analysis-of-prognostic-roles-of-molecular-markers-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#9
Huy Gia Vuong, Uyen N P Duong, Ahmed M A Altibi, Hanh T T Ngo, Thong Quang Pham, Hung Minh Tran, Greta Gandolfi, Lewis Hassell
The prognostic role of molecular markers in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a matter of ongoing debate. The aim of our study is to investigate the impact of RAS, BRAF, TERT promoter mutations and RET/PTC rearrangements on prognosis of PTC patients. We performed a search in four electronic databases: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and Virtual Health Library (VHL). Data of hazard ratio (HR) and its 95% confidence interval (CI) for Disease-specific survival (DSS) and Disease-free survival (DFS) were directly obtained from original papers or indirectly estimated from Kaplan Meier curve (KMC)...
February 20, 2017: Endocrine Connections
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
#10
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/28209747/pediatric-adolescent-and-young-adult-thyroid-carcinoma-harbors-frequent-and-diverse-targetable-genomic-alterations-including-kinase-fusions
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Pierre Vanden Borre, Alexa B Schrock, Peter M Anderson, John C Morris, Andreas M Heilmann, Oliver Holmes, Kai Wang, Adrienne Johnson, Steven G Waguespack, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Saad Khan, Kar-Ming Fung, Philip J Stephens, Rachel L Erlich, Vincent A Miller, Jeffrey S Ross, Siraj M Ali
BACKGROUND: Thyroid carcinoma, which is rare in pediatric patients (age 0-18 years) but more common in adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients (age 15-39 years), carries the potential for morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Hybrid-capture-based comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) was performed prospectively on 512 consecutively submitted thyroid carcinomas, including 58 from pediatric and AYA (PAYA) patients, to identify genomic alterations (GAs), including base substitutions, insertions/deletions, copy number alterations, and rearrangements...
February 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181564/multiplexed-transcriptome-analysis-to-detect-alk-ros1-and-ret-rearrangements-in-lung-cancer
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Toni-Maree Rogers, Gisela Mir Arnau, Georgina L Ryland, Stephen Huang, Maruja E Lira, Yvette Emmanuel, Omar D Perez, Darryl Irwin, Andrew P Fellowes, Stephen Q Wong, Stephen B Fox
ALK, ROS1 and RET gene fusions are important predictive biomarkers for tyrosine kinase inhibitors in lung cancer. Currently, the gold standard method for gene fusion detection is Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) and while highly sensitive and specific, it is also labour intensive, subjective in analysis, and unable to screen a large numbers of gene fusions. Recent developments in high-throughput transcriptome-based methods may provide a suitable alternative to FISH as they are compatible with multiplexing and diagnostic workflows...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162975/comprehensive-molecular-characterization-of-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
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Lauren Fishbein, Ignaty Leshchiner, Vonn Walter, Ludmila Danilova, A Gordon Robertson, Amy R Johnson, Tara M Lichtenberg, Bradley A Murray, Hans K Ghayee, Tobias Else, Shiyun Ling, Stuart R Jefferys, Aguirre A de Cubas, Brandon Wenz, Esther Korpershoek, Antonio L Amelio, Liza Makowski, W Kimryn Rathmell, Anne-Paule Gimenez-Roqueplo, Thomas J Giordano, Sylvia L Asa, Arthur S Tischler, Karel Pacak, Katherine L Nathanson, Matthew D Wilkerson
We report a comprehensive molecular characterization of pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PCCs/PGLs), a rare tumor type. Multi-platform integration revealed that PCCs/PGLs are driven by diverse alterations affecting multiple genes and pathways. Pathogenic germline mutations occurred in eight PCC/PGL susceptibility genes. We identified CSDE1 as a somatically mutated driver gene, complementing four known drivers (HRAS, RET, EPAS1, and NF1). We also discovered fusion genes in PCCs/PGLs, involving MAML3, BRAF, NGFR, and NF1...
February 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073897/identification-of-alk-ros1-and-ret-fusions-by-a-multiplexed-mrna-based-assay-in-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-samples-from-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Noemí Reguart, Cristina Teixidó, Ana Giménez-Capitán, Laia Paré, Patricia Galván, Santiago Viteri, Sonia Rodríguez, Vicente Peg, Erika Aldeguer, Nuria Viñolas, Jordi Remon, Niki Karachaliou, Esther Conde, Fernando Lopez-Rios, Ernest Nadal, Sabine Merkelbach-Bruse, Reinhard Büttner, Rafael Rosell, Miguel A Molina-Vila, Aleix Prat
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic lymphoma receptor tyrosine kinase (ALK), ROS protooncogene 1, receptor tyrosine kinase (ROS1), and ret protooncogene (RET) fusions are present in 5%-7% of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC); their accurate identification is critical to guide targeted therapies. FISH and immunohistochemistry (IHC) are considered the gold standards to determine gene fusions, they have limitations. The nCounter platform is a potentially useful genomic tool for multiplexed detection of gene fusions, but has not been validated in the clinical setting...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069693/dna-fragile-site-breakage-as-a-measure-of-chemical-exposure-and-predictor-of-individual-susceptibility-to-form-oncogenic-rearrangements
#15
Christine E Lehman, Laura W Dillon, Yuri E Nikiforov, Yuh-Hwa Wang
Chromosomal rearrangements induced by non-radiation causes contribution to the majority of oncogenic fusions found in cancer. Treatment of human thyroid cells with fragile site-inducing laboratory chemicals can cause preferential DNA breakage at the RET gene and generate the RET/PTC1 rearrangement, a common driver mutation in papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC). Here, we demonstrate that treatment with non-cytotoxic levels of environmental chemicals (benzene and diethylnitrosamine) or chemotherapeutic agents (etoposide and doxorubicin) generates significant DNA breakage within RET at levels similar to those generated by fragile site-inducing laboratory chemicals...
March 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052655/genetic-alterations-and-their-clinical-implications-in-high-recurrence-risk-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#16
Min-Young Lee, Bo Mi Ku, Hae Su Kim, Ji Yun Lee, Sung Hee Lim, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Keunchil Park, Young Lyun Oh, Mineui Hong, Han-Sin Jeong, Young-Ik Son, Chung-Hwan Baek, Myung-Ju Ahn
Purpose: Papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs) frequently involve genetic alterations. The objective of this study was to investigate genetic alterations and further explore the relationships between these genetic alterations and clinicopathological characteristics in a high-recurrence risk (node positive, N1) PTC group. Materials and Methods: Tumor tissue blocks were obtained from 240 surgically resected patients with histologically confirmed stage III/IV (pT3/4 or N1) PTCs...
December 26, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024928/molecular-profiling-and-survival-of-completely-resected-primary-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
#17
Guangyuan Lou, Xinmin Yu, Zhengbo Song
BACKGROUND: Currently, molecular profiles and prognosis of primary pulmonary neuroendocrine carcinoma (PNC) are poorly elucidated. The present study was designed to evaluate genomic abnormalities and survival in patients with primary PNC. METHODS: Completely resected PNC samples were collected from Zhejiang Cancer Hospital during the period of 2008 to 2015. Nine driver genes, including 6 mutations (EGFR, KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA, BRAF, and HER2) and 3 fusions (ALK, ROS1, and RET), were evaluated by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013235/kinase-impact-assessment-in-the-landscape-of-fusion-genes-that-retain-kinase-domains-a-pan-cancer-study
#18
Pora Kim, Peilin Jia, Zhongming Zhao
Assessing the impact of kinase in gene fusion is essential for both identifying driver fusion genes (FGs) and developing molecular targeted therapies. Kinase domain retention is a crucial factor in kinase fusion genes (KFGs), but such a systematic investigation has not been done yet. To this end, we analyzed kinase domain retention (KDR) status in chimeric protein sequences of 914 KFGs covering 312 kinases across 13 major cancer types. Based on 171 kinase domain-retained KFGs including 101 kinases, we studied their recurrence, kinase groups, fusion partners, exon-based expression depth, short DNA motifs around the break points and networks...
December 24, 2016: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988109/receptor-tyrosine-kinases-translocation-partners-in-hematopoietic-disorders
#19
REVIEW
Katelyn N Nelson, Malalage N Peiris, April N Meyer, Asma Siari, Daniel J Donoghue
Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) activate various signaling pathways and regulate cellular proliferation, survival, migration, and angiogenesis. Malignant neoplasms often circumvent or subjugate these pathways by promoting RTK overactivation through mutation or chromosomal translocation. RTK translocations create a fusion protein containing a dimerizing partner fused to an RTK kinase domain, resulting in constitutive kinase domain activation, altered RTK cellular localization, upregulation of downstream signaling, and novel pathway activation...
January 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912827/new-targets-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Soo J Park, Soham More, Ayesha Murtuza, Brian D Woodward, Hatim Husain
With the implementation of genomic technologies into clinical practice, we have examples of the predictive benefit of targeted therapy for oncogene-addicted cancer and identified molecular dependencies in non-small cell lung cancer. The clinical success of tyrosine kinase inhibitors against epidermal growth factor receptor and anaplastic lymphoma kinase activation has shifted treatment emphasize the separation of subsets of lung cancer and genotype-directed therapy. Advances have validated oncogenic driver genes and led to the development of targeted agents...
February 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
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