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Shuhang Wang, Yongping Song, Feifei Yan, Delong Liu
The tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are becoming the first line of therapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Acquired mutations in EGFR account for one of the major mechanisms of resistance to the TKIs. Three generations of EGFR TKIs have been used in clinical applications. AZD9291 (osimertinib; Tagrisso) is the first and only FDA approved third-generation EGFR TKI for T790M-positive advanced NSCLC patients. However, resistance to AZD9291 arises after 9-13 months of therapy...
October 21, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
Chao Ding, Shaopeng Chen, Cunlong Zhang, Guangnan Hu, Wei Zhang, Lulu Li, Yu Zong Chen, Chunyan Tan, Yuyang Jiang
By merging the critical pharmacophore of EGFR/HER2 and HDAC inhibitors into one compound, a novel series of EGFR, HER-2, and HDAC multitarget inhibitors were synthesized. Compounds 9a-l contained 4-anilinoquinazolines with C-6 triazole-linked long alkyl chains of hydroxamic acid and displayed excellent inhibition against these enzymes (compound 9d exhibited the best inhibitory potency on wild-type EGFR, HDAC1, and HDAC6 with IC50 values 0.12nM, 0.72nM and 3.2nM individually). Furthermore, compounds 9b and 9d potently inhibited proliferation of five human cancer cell lines (with IC50 values between 0...
October 10, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Bang-Shun He, Tao Xu, Yu-Qin Pan, Han-Jin Wang, William C Cho, Kang Lin, Hui-Ling Sun, Tian-Yi Gao, Shu-Kui Wang
Polymorphisms in nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway genes are associated with the risk of breast cancer, but the relevance of these associations appeared to vary according to the ethnicity of the subjects. To systemically evaluate the potential associations between NER polymorphisms and breast cancer risk in a Chinese population, we carried out a case-control study on 450 breast cancer patients and 430 healthy controls. Sequenom MassARRAY was used for genotyping, and immunohistochemistry was performed to detect estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) expression in tumor tissue...
October 19, 2016: Oncotarget
Nadia F Nocera, M Catherine Lee, Lucy M De La Cruz, Cinthia Rosemblit, Brian J Czerniecki
The ErbB/B2 (HER-2/neu) oncogene family plays a critical role in the development and metastatic spread of several tumor types including breast, ovarian and gastric cancer. In breast cancer, HER-2/neu is expressed in early disease development in a large percentage of DCIS lesions and its expression is associated with an increased risk of invasion and recurrence. Targeting HER-2 with antibodies such as trastuzumab or pertuzumab has improved survival, but patients with more extensive disease may develop resistance to therapy...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Yukihiko Hiroshima, Ali Maawy, Yong Zhang, Nan Zhang, Takashi Murakami, Takashi Chishima, Kuniya Tanaka, Yasushi Ichikawa, Michael Bouvet, Itaru Endo, Robert M Hoffman
Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mouse models of cancer are emerging as an important component of personalized precision cancer therapy. However, most models currently offered to patients contain their tumors subcutaneously-transplanted in immunodeficient mice, which rarely metastasize. In contrast, orthotopic-transplant patient-derived models, termed patient-derived orthotopic xenografts (PDOX), usually metastasize as in the patient. We have demonstrated in the present report why orthotopic models are so important for the patient, since primary and metastatic tumors developed in an orthotopic model can have differential chemosensitivity, not detectable in standard subcutaneous tumor models...
September 28, 2016: Oncotarget
Lin Liu, PeiYu Huang, ZhiHui Wang, Nan Chen, Con Tang, Zhong Lin, PeiJian Peng
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported that eEF-2 kinase is associated with tumour cell sensitivity to certain therapies. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between eEF-2 kinase and lapatinib, a dual inhibitor of EGFR and HER-2, in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cells. METHODS: The effect of treatment on the growth and proliferation of NPC cells was measured by three methods: cell counting, crystal violet staining and colony counting. Apoptosis was evaluated by flow cytometry to determine Annexin V-APC/7-AAD and cleaved PARP levels, and the results were further confirmed by Western blot analysis...
October 19, 2016: BMC Cancer
Domenico Ribatti, Beatrice Nico, Simona Ruggieri, Roberto Tamma, Giovanni Simone, Anita Mangia
Several data support a central role for angiogenesis in breast cancer growth and metastasis. Observational studies have demonstrated that microvascular density (MVD) is a prognostic factor in invasive breast cancer, whereas others reached the opposite conclusion. Vascular endothelial growth factor is the most important angiogenic factor with proven significance in breast cancer, as it has been assessed in both experimental and clinical studies. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a type of breast cancer which lacks estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2/neu receptors...
October 2016: Translational Oncology
Shailaja Shukla, Bhawana Komal Singh, Om Prakash Pathania, Manjula Jain
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: The proto-oncogene HER2/neu has been extensively studied in breast cancer patients. Serum levels of HER2/neu by ELISA in breast cancer patients were compared with tissue HER2/neu expression and with other clinicopathological parameters with the aim to investigate whether the serum assay could replace the established tests (IHC/FISH) for HER-2 status. METHODS: Blood and Tru-cut biopsy samples were collected for determining HER2/neu status in 64 breast cancer patients...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Soha R Abd El Hadi, Deena S Lasheen, Mahmoud A Hassan, Khaled A M Abouzid
Dual inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) is an attractive cancer therapeutic approach. In this study, new series of 4-anilinothieno[2,3-d]pyrimidines were designed, synthesized, and tested as dual EGFR/HER-2 kinase inhibitors. Five compounds (8a, 8b, 8e-g) demonstrated low to submicromolar inhibition of both kinases with IC50 values of 1.2, 0.6, 0.3, 0.2, 0.4 μM and 8.2, 3.4, 1.3, 0.5, 2.7 μM for the EGFR and HER-2, respectively...
October 13, 2016: Archiv der Pharmazie
E Vandendriessche, G Van De Putte, R Van Den Broecke, Etm De Jonge
AIM: Intra and inter tumour heterogeneity is a known feature in cancer because tumour cells undergo changes at genetic and epigenetic level as they spread from their primary tumour site. Adjuvant treatment protocols in breast cancer are currently based on the biological characteristics of the primary tumour, which in most cases has been removed surgically. Considering tumour heterogeneity in metastases we examined the present status of knowledge regarding measurable differences in tumour profiling between the primary breast tumour and its synchronous axillary lymph node metastases (ALNM) and if so whether adjuvant therapy directed towards the tumour characteristics of the ALNM instead of those of the primary tumour is more effective...
December 28, 2015: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
T Yu, G Yang, Y Hou, X Tang, C Wu, X-A Wu, L Guo, Q Zhu, H Luo, Y-E Du, S Wen, L Xu, J Yin, G Tu, M Liu
Multiple drug resistance is a challenging issue in the clinic. There is growing evidence that the G-protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) is a novel mediator in the development of multidrug resistance in both estrogen receptor (ER)-positive and -negative breast cancers, and that cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in the tumor microenvironment may be a new agent that promotes drug resistance in tumor cells. However, the role of cytoplasmic GPER of CAFs on tumor therapy remains unclear. Here we first show that the breast tumor cell-activated PI3K/AKT (phosphoinositide 3-kinase/AKT) signaling pathway induces the cytoplasmic GPER translocation of CAFs in a CRM1-dependent pattern, and leads to the activation of a novel estrogen/GPER/cAMP/PKA/CREB signaling axis that triggers the aerobic glycolysis switch in CAFs...
October 10, 2016: Oncogene
Balazs T Nemeth, Zoltan V Varga, Wen Jin Wu, Pal Pacher
Epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) is overexpressed in 20% to 25% of human breast cancers, which is associated with aggressive tumor growth and poor prognosis. Trastuzumab (Herceptin®) is a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against HER-2, the first highly selective form of therapy targeting HER-2 overexpressing tumors. Although initial trials indicated high efficacy and a favorable safety profile of the drug, the first large, randomized trial prompted a retrospective analysis of cardiac dysfunction in prior trials utilizing trastuzumab...
October 7, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
Yetkin Yıldız, Cenk Sokmensuer, Suayib Yalcin
BACKGROUND: Met and HER-2 are proto-oncogenes encoding receptor tyrosine kinase c-Met and HER-2, respectively. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a ligand of c-Met. The frequency of c-Met, HGF, and HER-2 expressions in gastric cancer and their association with other clinicopathological factors have not been fully understood. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with stage 1-4 disease were analyzed. Expressions of c-Met, HGF, and HER-2 were examined using immunohistochemistry...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Judit Fazekas, Irene Fürdös, Josef Singer, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) is a well-established target for anticancer anticancerprecision medicine in humans. A HER-2 homologue with 92% amino acid identity has been described in canine mammary tumors, which whichis termed here as 'dog epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (DER-2)', with similar biological implications as those in human breast cancer. Both antigens can principally be immunologically targeted by anti-HER-2 antibodies, such as trastuzumab; however, the in vivo application applicationof humanized antibodies to other species would lead to specific hypersensitivity reactions...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Mansoor Alramadhan, Jai Min Ryu, Musaed Rayzah, Seok Jin Nam, Seok Won Kim, Jonghan Yu, Se Kyung Lee, Soo Youn Bae, Sungmin Park, Hyun-June Paik, Jeong Eon Lee
OBJECTIVES: To study the outcomes of adjuvant goserelin combined with tamoxifen (GosTam) compared to chemotherapy followed by tamoxifen (ChemTam) in premenopausal patients with early stage, luminal A breast cancer. METHODS: From 2008 until 2013, data were retrospectively collected for premenopausal patients who underwent surgery for invasive tumors that were ≤2.0 cm, node-negative, strongly positive for estrogen and progesterone receptors, HER-2-negative, and Ki-67 < 25%...
September 30, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
Christian Cadeddu, Alessandra Piras, Mariele Dessì, Clelia Madeddu, Giovanni Mantovani, Mario Scartozzi, Andreas Hagendorff, Paolo Colonna, Giuseppe Mercuro
Trastuzumab (TZB) has been shown to be extremely effective in breast cancer patients over-expressing HER-2, but careful cardiac monitoring is required when TZB is administered with anthracyclines, since the combination can increase its toxicity. Myocardial deformation indexes associated with speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) have proven to be very sensitive in identifying early myocardial dysfunction. An observational, prospective study was designed to assess TZB-induced cardiac damage using STE in patients with HER-2 positive breast cancer who had been sequentially treated with TZB following epirubicin (EPI)...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Saroj Niraula, Alberto Ocana
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is heterogeneous at different levels: biologic subtypes, intratumoral areas, and sites of metastases. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) classify metastatic sites as visceral or non-visceral, but this has little influence in treatment decisions, particularly in the absence of clinical urgency. Indeed, it is unclear if response to treatments differs among sites of metastases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: RCTs investigating 3 different anticancer strategies in metastatic breast cancer were identified: (1) new hormonal therapy, (2) new targeted therapies in hormone receptor positive tumours (everolimus or palbociclib), and (3) new anti-HER2 therapies...
September 20, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
Furkan Sarici, Taner Babacan, Hakan Buyukhatipoglu, Ozan Balakan, Ali R Sever, Neyran Kertmen, Ozan Unlu, Ozturk Ates, Omer Diker, Serkan Akin, Veli Sunar, Yusuf Karakas, Sahin Lacin, Kadri Altundag
PURPOSE: Educational status may be an important parameter in assessing breast cancer risk and prognosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between the level of education and clinicopathological characteristics of breast cancer, including tumor grade, HER-2 and estrogen receptor (ER) status, tumor size, axillary lymph node involvement and metastasis. METHODS: The study included 1800 women who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during 2005-2013 at Hacettepe University Cancer Institute...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Shanshan Luo, Jiansi Chen, Xianwei Mo
OBJECTIVE: Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) deleted on chromosome 10, as a tumor suppressor gene, is crucial for the development of both familial and sporadic breast cancer (BC). The aim of this study was to perform a meta-analysis to evaluate the clinicopathological significance of PTEN promoter hypermethylation in BC. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was made in PubMed, Embase, Google Scholar, Chinese database (China National Knowledge Infrastructure [CNKI]), and Web of Science...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Can Onaygil, Handan Kaya, Mustafa Umit Ugurlu, Erkin Aribal
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performances of the diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) parameters in the diagnosis of breast cancer and to investigate the variations in DTI parameters according to the breast cancer biomarkers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: At 3.0 Tesla (T), DTI was performed in 85 patients with 92 enhancing breast lesions. λ1 , λ2 , λ3 , mean diffusivity (MD), radial diffusivity (RD), fractional anisotropy (FA), relative anisotropy (RA), and geodesic anisotropy (GA) were studied and compared with diffusion-weighted imaging-derived apparent diffusion coefficient...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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