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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711086/the-new-paradigm-of-systemic-therapies-for-metastatic-melanoma
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Virginia O Volpe, Daniel M Klufas, Upendra Hegde, Jane M Grant-Kels
New treatments for metastatic melanoma work through distinct mechanisms: enhancing the immune response and blocking cellular proliferation. Agents that enhance the immune response include ipilimumab, pembrolizumb, and nivolumab; agents that block cellular proliferation include vemurafenib, dabrafenib, trametinib, cobimetinib, binimetinib, and selumetinib. The translational impact of laboratory discoveries has revolutionized management of metastatic melanoma and enhanced the prognosis of affected patients.
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692456/focal-necrotizing-myopathy-with-dropped-head-syndrome-induced-by-cobimetinib-in-metastatic-melanoma
#2
Marie-Léa Gauci, Pauline Laly, Leonard-Louis Sarah, Anthony Behin, Jérémy Gottlieb, Isabelle Madelaine-Chambrin, Barouyr Baroudjian, Laetitia Da-Meda, Samia Mourah, Maxime Battistella, Nicole Basset Seguin, Martine Bagot, Cécile Pages, Laetitia Vercellino, Thierry Maisonobe, Céleste Lebbé
Therapeutic advances derived from targeted therapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors can improve melanoma prognosis. Since 2015, cobimetinib has been approved in combination with vemurafenib in the first-line treatment for BRAF-mutated melanoma. For NRAS-mutated melanomas, MEK inhibition seems to be a therapeutic target, and association with checkpoint inhibitor provides a further therapeutic perspective. Infraclinical creatine phosphokinase (CPK) elevation is an MEK inhibitor side effect. We describe a case of focal necrotizing myopathy with 'dropped-head syndrome' induced by cobimetinib, 1 month after its introduction...
July 7, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665153/risk-of-peripheral-edema-in-cancer-patients-treated-with-mek-inhibitors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
#3
Yong Yang, Yi-Hua Liu, Xu Sun, Ming-Wei Yu, Lin Yang, Pei-Yu Cheng, Guo-Wang Yang, Xiao-Min Wang
BACKGROUND: MEK inhibitors are a group of drugs that have shown reliable effects in the treatment of metastatic melanoma and non-small-cell lung cancer. Peripheral edema is an adverse event associated with MEK inhibitors; however, there has been no systematic attempt to evaluate peripheral edema data observed with these agents. This meta-analysis aimed to determine the risk of peripheral edema in cancer patients treated with MEK inhibitors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and Clinical Trials...
July 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655764/role-of-the-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-rnf157-as-a-novel-downstream-effector-linking-pi3k-and-mapk-signaling-to-the-cell-cycle
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Taner Dogan, Florian Gnad, Jocelyn Chan, Lilian Phu, Amy Young, Mark J Chen, Sophia Doll, Matthew P Stokes, Marcia Belvin, Lori S Friedman, Donald S Kirkpatrick, Klaus P Hoeflich, Georgia Hatzivassiliou
The interconnected PI3K and MAPK signaling pathways are commonly perturbed in cancer. Dual inhibition of these pathways by the small-molecule PI3K inhibitor pictilisib (GDC-0941) and the MEK inhibitor cobimetinib (GDC-0973) suppresses cell proliferation and induces cell death better than either single agent in several preclinical models. Using mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics, we have identified the RING-finger E3 ubiquitin ligase RNF157 as a target at the intersection of PI3K and MAPK signaling. We demonstrate that RNF157 phosphorylation downstream of the PI3K and MAPK pathways regulates the ubiquitination and stability of RNF157 during the cell cycle in a (APC/C)-Cdh1-dependent manner...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649441/clinical-responses-to-erk-inhibition-in-braf-v600e-mutant-colorectal-cancer-predicted-using-a-computational-model
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Daniel C Kirouac, Gabriele Schaefer, Jocelyn Chan, Mark Merchant, Christine Orr, Shih-Min A Huang, John Moffat, Lichuan Liu, Kapil Gadkar, Saroja Ramanujan
Approximately 10% of colorectal cancers harbor BRAF(V600E) mutations, which constitutively activate the MAPK signaling pathway. We sought to determine whether ERK inhibitor (GDC-0994)-containing regimens may be of clinical benefit to these patients based on data from in vitro (cell line) and in vivo (cell- and patient-derived xenograft) studies of cetuximab (EGFR), vemurafenib (BRAF), cobimetinib (MEK), and GDC-0994 (ERK) combinations. Preclinical data was used to develop a mechanism-based computational model linking cell surface receptor (EGFR) activation, the MAPK signaling pathway, and tumor growth...
2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646893/clinical-features-of-serous-retinopathy-observed-with-cobimetinib-in-patients-with-braf-mutated-melanoma-treated-in-the-randomized-cobrim-study
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Luis de la Cruz-Merino, Lorenza Di Guardo, Jean-Jacques Grob, Alfredo Venosa, James Larkin, Grant A McArthur, Antoni Ribas, Paolo A Ascierto, Jeffrey T R Evans, Antonio Gomez-Escobar, Giulio Barteselli, Susan Eng, Jessie J Hsu, Anne Uyei, Brigitte Dréno
BACKGROUND: Serous chorioretinopathy has been associated with MEK inhibitors, including cobimetinib. We describe the clinical features of serous retinopathy observed with cobimetinib in patients with BRAF (V600)-mutated melanoma treated in the Phase III coBRIM study. METHODS: In the coBRIM study, 493 patients were treated in two randomly assigned treatment groups: cobimetinib and vemurafenib (n = 247) or vemurafenib (n = 246). All patients underwent prospective ophthalmic examinations at screening, at regular intervals during the study, and whenever ocular symptoms developed...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628251/a-network-meta-analysis-of-short-and-long-term-efficacy-of-targeted-therapy-with-single-or-double-drug-regimens-in-the-treatment-of-stage-iii-iv-malignant-melanoma-based-on-16-randomized-controlled-trials
#7
Ting Xie, Chun-Yu Huang, Xu Kang, Jia-Sheng Luo, Xiao-Min Qin, Feng Han
For the treatment of stage III/IV malignant melanoma (MM), a network meta-analysis (NMA) was conducted to compare the short and long-term efficacy of targeted therapy with single or double-drug regimens. All conducted randomized controlled trials (RCTs) searched from PubMed and Cochrane Library were included in the study for direct and indirect comparison for MM. The odds ratio (OR) and surface under the cumulative ranking curves (SUCRA) value of the targeted therapy with single or double-drug regimens for treatment of stage III/IV MM were also analyzed...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611627/panniculitis-associated-with-mek-inhibitor-therapy-an-uncommon-adverse-effect
#8
Miruna Negulescu, Florian Deilhes, Vincent Sibaud, Emilie Tournier, Laurence Lamant, Serge Boulinguez, Nicolas Meyer
The combination of MEK inhibitor (cobimetinib, trametinib) and BRAF inhibitor (vemurafenib, dabrafenib) is now the first-line treatment in patients with BRAF V600-mutated metastatic melanoma. This association reduces cutaneous adverse events induced by BRAF inhibitors alone, including photosensitivity, hand-foot syndrome, hyperkeratosis, alopecia, skin papillomas, keratoacanthomas, and squamous-cell carcinomas. While panniculitis has exceptionally been reported with BRAF inhibitors, this rare side effect has never been described with the use of MEK inhibitors...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592615/a-phase-ib-dose-escalation-study-of-the-safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetics-of-cobimetinib-and-duligotuzumab-in-patients-with-previously-treated-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-cancers-with-mutant-kras
#9
Christopher H Lieu, Manuel Hidalgo, Jordan D Berlin, Andrew H Ko, Andres Cervantes, Patricia LoRusso, David E Gerber, J Paul Eder, S Gail Eckhardt, Amy V Kapp, Amy Tsuhako, Bruce McCall, Andrea Pirzkall, Anne Uyei, Josep Tabernero
LESSONS LEARNED: Cobimetinib and duligotuzumab were well tolerated as single agents and in combination with other agents.The cobimetinib and duligotuzumab combination was associated with increased toxicity, most notably gastrointestinal, and limited efficacy in the patient population tested. BACKGROUND: KRAS-mutant tumors possess abnormal mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) pathway signaling, leading to dysregulated cell proliferation. Cobimetinib blocks MAPK signaling...
June 7, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537897/mek-inhibitors-cobimetinib-and-trametinib-regressed-a-gemcitabine-resistant-pancreatic-cancer-patient-derived-orthotopic-xenograft-pdox
#10
Kei Kawaguchi, Kentaro Igarashi, Takashi Murakami, Tasuku Kiyuna, Thinzar M Lwin, Ho Kyoung Hwang, Jonathan C Delong, Bryan M Clary, Michael Bouvet, Michiaki Unno, Robert M Hoffman
A pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), obtained from a patient, was grown orthotopically in the pancreatic tail of nude mice to establish a patient-derived orthotopic (PDOX) model. Seven weeks after implantation, PDOX nude mice were divided into the following groups: untreated control (n = 7); gemcitabine (100 mg/kg, i.p., once a week for 2 weeks, n = 7); cobimetinib (5 mg/kg, p.o., 14 consecutive days, n = 7); trametinib (0.3 mg/kg, p.o., 14 consecutive days, n = 7); trabectedin (0.15 mg/kg, i.v., once a week for 2 weeks, n = 7); temozolomide (25 mg/kg, p...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537004/mek-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-melanoma-and-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
Antonio M Grimaldi, Ester Simeone, Lucia Festino, Vito Vanella, Martina Strudel, Paolo A Ascierto
The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade is an intracellular signaling pathway involved in the regulation of cellular proliferation and the survival of tumor cells. Several different mutations, involving BRAF or NRAS, exert an oncogenic effect by activating the MAPK pathway, resulting in an increase in cellular proliferation. These mutations have become targets for new therapeutic strategies in melanoma and other cancers. Selective MEK inhibitors have the ability to inhibit growth and induce cell death in BRAF- and NRAS-mutant melanoma cell lines...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536307/gene-expression-profiling-in-braf-mutated-melanoma-reveals-patient-subgroups-with-poor-outcomes-to-vemurafenib-that-may-be-overcome-by-cobimetinib-plus-vemurafenib
#12
Matthew J Wongchenko, Grant A McArthur, Brigitte Dréno, James Larkin, Paolo A Ascierto, Jeffrey Sosman, Luc Andries, Mark Kockx, Stephen D Hurst, Ivor Caro, Isabelle Rooney, Priti S Hegde, Luciana Molinero, Huibin Yue, Ilsung Chang, Lukas Amler, Yibing Yan, Antoni Ribas
Purpose: The association of tumor gene expression profiles with progression-free survival (PFS) outcomes in patients with BRAF(V600)-mutated melanoma treated with vemurafenib or cobimetinib combined with vemurafenib was evaluated.Experimental Design: Gene expression of archival tumor samples from patients in four trials (BRIM-2, BRIM-3, BRIM-7, and coBRIM) was evaluated. Genes significantly associated with PFS (P < 0.05) were identified by univariate Cox proportional hazards modeling, then subjected to unsupervised hierarchical clustering, principal component analysis, and recursive partitioning to develop optimized gene signatures...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526719/management-of-treatment-related-adverse-events-with-agents-targeting-the-mapk-pathway-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma
#13
REVIEW
Adil Daud, Katy Tsai
Tremendous progress has been made in the clinical landscape of advanced-stage BRAF V600-mutant melanoma treatment over the past 5 years. Targeted therapies that inhibit specific steps of the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway have been shown to provide significant overall treatment benefit in patients with this difficult-to-treat disease. Combination therapy with BRAF and MEK inhibitors (dabrafenib plus trametinib or vemurafenib plus cobimetinib, respectively) has become standard of care. These agents are administered until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity occurs; thus, some patients may remain on maintenance therapy for an extended period of time, while toxicities may result in early discontinuation in other patients...
July 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506716/mek-retinopathy-clinical-case-reports
#14
P Rocha Cabrera, E Quijada Fumero, M J Losada Castillo, J A Abreu Reyes, J Lorenzo Morales
CASE REPORTS: Three clinical cases are presented of MEK retinopathy associated with the combination of cobimetinib and vemurafenib characterised by alteration of the retinal pigment epithelium and neurosensory detachment. Two of the cases conserved the vision of the unit, and the third developed a large bilateral neurosensory detachment with final visual acuity of 0.6 for the right eye and 0.1 for the left one. DISCUSSION: The new therapeutic strategies against metastatic cutaneous melanoma condition the appearance of alterations of the pigmentary epithelium of the retina with serous detachments, leading to close monitoring with macular optical coherence tomography...
May 12, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474232/ets-targeted-therapy-can-it-substitute-for-mek-inhibitors
#15
REVIEW
Osamu Tetsu, Frank McCormick
BACKGROUND: The RAS/MAPK pathway has been intensively studied in cancer. Constitutive activation of ERK1 and ERK2 is frequently found in cancer cells from a variety of tissues. In clinical practice and clinical trials, small molecules targeting receptor tyrosine kinases or components in the MAPK cascade are used for treatment. MEK1 and MEK2 are ideal targets because these enzymes are physiologically important and have narrow substrate specificities and distinctive structural characteristics...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444112/incidence-course-and-management-of-toxicities-associated-with-cobimetinib-in-combination-with-vemurafenib-in-the-cobrim-study
#16
B Dréno, A Ribas, J Larkin, P A Ascierto, A Hauschild, L Thomas, J-J Grob, D O Koralek, I Rooney, J J Hsu, E F McKenna, G A McArthur
Background: In the coBRIM phase III trial, the addition of cobimetinib, an MEK inhibitor, to vemurafenib, a BRAF inhibitor, significantly improved progression-free survival [hazard ratio (HR), 0.58; P < 0.0001] and overall survival (HR, 0.70; P = 0.005) in advanced BRAF-mutated melanoma. Here, we report on the incidence, course, and management of key adverse events (AEs) in the coBRIM study. Patients and methods: Patients were randomly assigned 1:1 to receive vemurafenib (960 mg twice a day) and either cobimetinib (60 mg once a day, 21 days on/7 days off) or placebo...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412197/an-uplc-ms-ms-method-for-the-quantification-of-braf-inhibitors-vemurafenib-dabrafenib-and-mek-inhibitors-cobimetinib-trametinib-binimetinib-in-human-plasma-application-to-treated-melanoma-patients
#17
Marine Rousset, Karine Titier, Stephane Bouchet, Caroline Dutriaux, Anne Pham-Ledard, Sorilla Prey, Mireille Canal-Raffin, Mathieu Molimard
Targeted therapies for cancers are fast-growing therapies. For instance kinase inhibitors such as BRAF inhibitors (BRAFi) and MEK inhibitors (MEKi) are increasingly used to treat malignant melanoma. The metabolic profile of these drugs can result in great interindividual variability, justifying therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). We describe a rapid and specific method for quantification of 2 BRAFi (vemurafenib, dabrafenib) and 3 MEKi (cobimetinib, trametinib and binimetinib). Chromatography was performed on a Waters Acquity-UPLC system with CORTECS C18+ column, under a gradient of 10% acetic acid in water/acetonitrile...
July 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396940/adjunction-of-a-mek-inhibitor-to-vemurafenib-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-melanoma-results-in-a-60-reduction-of-acute-kidney-injury
#18
Cécile Teuma, Solenne Pelletier, Mona Amini-Adl, Marie Perier-Muzet, Delphine Maucort-Boulch, Luc Thomas, Maurice Laville, Denis Fouque, Stéphane Dalle
INTRODUCTION: A combined therapy MEK inhibitor, Cobimetinib (CB) and BRAF inhibitor, Vemurafenib (VMF), results in an improvement in progression-free survival among patients with BRAF V600-mutated metastatic melanoma. VMF skin adverse effects attributed to ERK paradoxical activation are decreased by the adjunction of CB. The aim of this study was to determine if this combination also improved the renal side effects of VMF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: To investigate the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI), we conducted a retrospective observational monocentric study in Lyon Sud University Hospital in France...
May 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303522/nanotechnology-for-the-treatment-of-melanoma-skin-cancer
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REVIEW
Lucas B Naves, Chetna Dhand, Jayarama Reddy Venugopal, Lakshminarayanan Rajamani, Seeram Ramakrishna, Luis Almeida
Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer and has very high rates of mortality. An early stage melanoma can be surgically removed, with a survival rate of 99%. This literature review intends to elucidate the possibilities to treat melanoma skin cancer using hybrid nanofibers developed by advanced electrospinning process. In this review we have shown that the enhanced permeability and retention is the basis for using nanotechnology, aiming topical drug delivery. The importance of the detection of skin cancer in the early stages is directly related to non-metastatic effects and survival rates of melanoma cells...
May 2017: Progress in biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246434/cobimetinib-for-metastatic-melanoma
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February 2017: Australian Prescriber
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