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Naftali Stern
As both the rate of hypertension and cancer rise with age, concomitant hypertension in patients receiving treatment for cancer is very common. Increase in blood pressure during cancer treatment requires careful clinical assessment. Distinction between discontinuation or malabsorption of antihypertensive treatment due to factors such as nausea/vomiting/diarrhea and anti-cancer drug specific effects must be first made. De-novo hypertension during cancer treatment is likely related to anticancer drugs per se. Classical chemotherapeutic agents such as cyclophosphamide, cisplatin and busulfan have been previously linked to rising blood pressure...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Yongkun Sun, Wei Niu, Feng Du, Chunxia Du, Shuting Li, Jinwan Wang, Li Li, Fengqing Wang, Yu Hao, Chuan Li, Yihebali Chi
BACKGROUND: Anlotinib is a novel multi-target tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is designed to primarily inhibit VEGFR2/3, FGFR1-4, PDGFR α/β, c-Kit, and Ret. We aimed to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and antitumor activity of anlotinib in patients with advanced refractory solid tumors. METHODS: Anlotinib (5-16 mg) was orally administered in patients with solid tumor once a day on two schedules: (1) four consecutive weeks (4/0) or (2) 2-week on/1-week off (2/1)...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
Shu Meng, Hongyan Wu, Jing Wang, Qiyuan Qiu
The proto-oncogene protein RET is a receptor tyrosine kinase that plays an important role in the development and progress of various human cancers. Currently, targeting RET with small-molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has been established as promising therapeutic strategy for thyroid carcinoma (TC). However, two gatekeeper mutations V804M and V804L in RET kinase domain have been frequently observed to cause drug resistance during the targeted therapy, largely limiting the application of reversible TKIs in TC...
October 2016: Molecular Informatics
Marco Kramer, Diogo Ribeiro, Marie Arsenian-Henriksson, Thomas Deller, Hermann Rohrer
: Neuroblastoma (NB) is a childhood tumor that arises from the sympathoadrenal lineage. MYCN amplification is the most reliable marker for poor prognosis and MYCN overexpression in embryonic mouse sympathetic ganglia results in NB-like tumors. MYCN cooperates with mutational activation of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), which promotes progression to NB, but the role of MYCN and ALK in tumorigenesis is still poorly understood. Here, we use chick sympathetic neuroblasts to examine the normal function of MYCN and MYC in the control of neuroblast proliferation, as well as effects of overexpression of MYCN, MYC, and activated ALK, alone and in combination...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Kenji Ikeda, Masatoshi Kudo, Seiji Kawazoe, Yukio Osaki, Masafumi Ikeda, Takuji Okusaka, Toshiyuki Tamai, Takuya Suzuki, Takashi Hisai, Seiichi Hayato, Kiwamu Okita, Hiromitsu Kumada
BACKGROUND: Lenvatinib is an oral inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1-3, fibroblast growth factor receptor 1-4, platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha, RET, and KIT. This phase 2, single-arm, open-label multicenter study evaluated lenvatinib in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Patients with histologically/clinically confirmed advanced HCC who did not qualify for surgical resection or local therapies received lenvatinib at a dosage of 12 mg once daily (QD) in 28-day cycles...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
Toshihide Nishimura, Haruhiko Nakamura
Molecular therapies targeting lung cancers with mutated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) by EGFR-tyrosin kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs), gefitinib and erlotinib, changed the treatment system of lung cancer. It was revealed that drug efficacy differs by race (e.g., Caucasians vs. Asians) due to oncogenic driver mutations specific to each race, exemplified by gefitinib / erlotinib. The molecular target drugs for lung cancer with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene translocation (the fusion gene, EML4-ALK) was approved, and those targeting lung cancers addicted ROS1, RET, and HER2 have been under development...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Shumei Kato, Vivek Subbiah, Erica Marchlik, Sheryl K Elkin, Jennifer L Carter, Razelle Kurzrock
PURPOSE: Aberrations in genetic sequences encoding the tyrosine kinase receptor RET lead to oncogenic signaling that is targetable with anti-RET multi-kinase inhibitors. Understanding the comprehensive genomic landscape of RET aberrations across multiple cancers may facilitate clinical trial development targeting RET. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We interrogated the molecular portfolio of 4,871 patients with diverse malignancies for the presence of RET aberrations using Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) of 182 or 236 gene panels...
September 28, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Elliott J Brea, Claire Y Oh, Eusebio Manchado, Sadna Budhu, Ron S Gejman, George Mo, Patrizia Mondello, James E Han, Casey A Jarvis, David Ulmert, Qing Xiang, Aaron Y Chang, Ralph J Garippa, Taha Merghoub, Jedd D Wolchok, Neal Rosen, Scott W Lowe, David A Scheinberg
The major histocompatibility complex I (MHC-I) presents antigenic peptides to tumor-specific CD8+ T cells. The regulation of MHC-I by kinases is largely unstudied, even though many patients with cancer are receiving therapeutic kinase inhibitors. Regulators of cell surface HLA amounts were discovered using a pooled human kinome shRNA interference-based approach. Hits scoring highly were subsequently validated by additional RNAi and pharmacologic inhibitors. MAP2K1 (MEK), EGFR, and RET were validated as negative regulators of MHC-I expression and antigen presentation machinery in multiple cancer types, acting through an ERK output-dependent mechanism; the pathways responsible for increased MHC-I upon kinase inhibition were mapped...
September 28, 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
Vinicius Ernani, Mukesh Kumar, Amy Y Chen, Taofeek K Owonikoko
Although rare, medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) exemplifies the value that ever-expanding knowledge of molecular pathways and mechanisms brings to managing challenging cancers. Although surgery can be curative for MTC in many patients, a substantial proportion of patients present with locoregional or distant metastatic disease. Once distant disease occurs, treatment options are limited, and conventional cancer treatments such as cytotoxic chemotherapy are of minimal benefit. Biomarkers such as calcitonin and carcinoembryonic antigen are important correlates of disease burden as well as predictors of disease progress, including recurrence and survival...
September 10, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
Luca Mologni, Carlo Gambacorti-Passerini, Peter Goekjian, Leonardo Scapozza
INTRODUCTION: Tyrosine kinases are involved in the control of several biological processes and have been recognized as hot spots of oncogenic transformation, thus representing a major therapeutic target. Dysregulated activation of RET kinase, either through point mutations or gene fusions, is accountable for a significant fraction of thyroid carcinomas, as well as a minor population of lung cancers. Two drugs are currently available for the treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma and two additional compounds have been approved for differentiated thyroid carcinoma...
September 26, 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
Naftali Stern
As both the rate of hypertension and cancer rise with age, concomitant hypertension in patients receiving treatment for cancer is very common. Increase in blood pressure during cancer treatment requires careful clinical assessment. Distinction between discontinuation or malabsorption of antihypertensive treatment due to factors such as nausea/vomiting/diarrhea and anti-cancer drug specific effects must be first made. De-novo hypertension during cancer treatment is likely related to anticancer drugs per se. Classical chemotherapeutic agents such as cyclophosphamide, cisplatin and busulfan have been previously linked to rising blood pressure...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Sarah Levinson, Ross L Cagan
We generated and compared Drosophila models of RET fusions CCDC6-RET and NCOA4-RET. Both RET fusions directed cells to migrate, delaminate, and undergo EMT, and both resulted in lethality when broadly expressed. In all phenotypes examined, NCOA4-RET was more severe than CCDC6-RET, mirroring their effects on patients. A functional screen against the Drosophila kinome and a library of cancer drugs found that CCDC6-RET and NCOA4-RET acted through different signaling networks and displayed distinct drug sensitivities...
September 13, 2016: Cell Reports
Elizabeth G Grubbs, Michelle D Williams, Paul Scheet, Selina Vattathil, Nancy D Perrier, Jeffrey E Lee, Robert F Gagel, Tao Hai, Lei Feng, Maria E Cabanillas, Gilbert J Cote
BACKGROUND: The cyclin-dependent-kinase inhibitors (CDKN)/retinoblastoma (RB1) pathway has been implicated as having a role in medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) tumorigenesis. CDKN2C loss has been associated with RET-mediated MTC in humans but with minimal phenotypic correlation provided. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between tumor RET mutation status, CDKN2C loss, and aggressiveness of MTC in a cohort of patients with sporadic disease. METHODS: Tumors from patients with sporadic MTC treated at a single institution were evaluated for somatic RET(M918T) mutation and CDKN2C copy number loss...
October 18, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Elena Andreucci, Paola Francica, Antony Fearns, Lesley-Ann Martin, Paola Chiarugi, Clare M Isacke, Andrea Morandi
The majority of breast cancers are estrogen receptor positive (ER+). Blockade of estrogen biosynthesis by aromatase inhibitors (AIs) is the first-line endocrine therapy for post-menopausal women with ER+ breast cancers. However, AI resistance remains a major challenge. We have demonstrated previously that increased GDNF/RET signaling in ER+ breast cancers promotes AI resistance. Here we investigated the efficacy of different small molecule RET kinase inhibitors, sunitinib, cabozantinib, NVP-BBT594 and NVP-AST487, and the potential of combining a RET inhibitor with the AI letrozole in ER+ breast cancers...
September 2, 2016: Oncotarget
Bo Hyun Kim, In Joo Kim
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare neuroendocrine tumor derived from the thyroid C cells producing calcitonin. MTC accounts for 0.6% of all thyroid cancers and incidence of MTC increased steadily between 1997 and 2011 in Korea. It occurs either sporadically or in a hereditary form based on germline rearranged during transfection (RET) mutations. MTC can be cured only by complete resection of the thyroid tumor and any loco-regional metastases. The most appropriate treatment is still less clear in patients with residual or recurrent disease after initial surgery or those with distant metastases because most patients even with metastatic disease have indolent courses with slow progression for several years and MTC is not responsive to either radioactive iodine therapy or thyroid-stimulating hormone suppression...
September 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
Aglaya G Iyevleva, Evgeny N Imyanitov
There is a number of drugs demonstrating specific activity towards hereditary cancers. For example, tumors in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers usually arise via somatic inactivation of the remaining BRCA allele, which makes them particularly sensitive to platinum-based drugs, PARP inhibitors (PARPi), mitomycin C, liposomal doxorubicin, etc. There are several molecular assays for BRCA-ness, which permit to reveal BRCA-like phenocopies among sporadic tumors and thus extend clinical indications for the use of BRCA-specific therapies...
2016: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
Jessica J Lin, Elizabeth Kennedy, Lecia V Sequist, Priscilla K Brastianos, Kelly E Goodwin, Sara Stevens, Alexandra C Wanat, Lisa L Stober, Subba R Digumarthy, Jeffrey A Engelman, Alice T Shaw, Justin F Gainor
INTRODUCTION: Chromosomal rearrangements involving rearranged during transfection gene (RET) occur in 1% to 2% of NSCLCs and may confer sensitivity to rearranged during transfection (RET) inhibitors. Alectinib is an anaplastic lymphoma kinase tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that also has anti-RET activity in vitro. The clinical activity of alectinib in patients with RET-rearranged NSCLC has not yet been reported. METHODS: We have described four patients with advanced RET-rearranged NSCLC who were treated with alectinib (600 mg twice daily [n = 3] or 900 mg twice daily [n = 1]) as part of single-patient compassionate use protocols or off-label use of the commercially available drug...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Ying-Hsia Chu, Ricardo V Lloyd
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is an uncommon neuroendocrine tumor arising from the C cells in the thyroid and accounts for about 5 % of all thyroid cancers. MTC exhibits more aggressive behavior than follicular tumors, with the majority of cases presenting with lymph node metastasis. It is particularly common among patients carrying germline RET mutations with almost 100 % penetrance. Because activating RET mutations occur in over 90 % of hereditary and 40 % of sporadic MTC, clinical trials of several RET-targeting multikinase inhibitors (MKIs) have resulted in FDA approval of vandetanib and cabozantinib for the treatment of MTC...
August 18, 2016: Endocrine Pathology
Sang Jae Lee, Jang-Sik Choi, Byeong-Gu Han, Hyoun Sook Kim, Ho-Juhn Song, Jaekyoo Lee, Seungyoon Nam, Sung-Ho Goh, Jung-Ho Kim, Jong Sung Koh, Byung Il Lee
: Spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) is a cytosolic nonreceptor protein tyrosine kinase that mediates key signal transduction pathways following the activation of immune cell receptors. SYK regulates cellular events induced by the B-cell receptor and Fc receptors with high intrinsic activity. Furthermore, SYK has been regarded as an attractive target for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancers. Here, we report the crystal structures of SYK in complex with seven newly developed inhibitors (G206, G207, O178, O194, O259, O272, and O282) to provide structural insights into which substituents of the inhibitors and binding regions of SYK are essential for lead compound optimization...
October 2016: FEBS Journal
Qingling Huang, Valentina E Schneeberger, Noreen Luetteke, Chengliu Jin, Roha Afzal, Mikalai M Budzevich, Rikesh J Makanji, Gary V Martinez, Tao Shen, Lichao Zhao, Kar-Ming Fung, Eric B Haura, Domenico Coppola, Jie Wu
RET fusions have been found in lung adenocarcinoma, of which KIF5B-RET is the most prevalent. We established inducible KIF5B-RET transgenic mice and KIF5B-RET-dependent cell lines for preclinical modeling of KIF5B-RET-associated lung adenocarcinoma. Doxycycline-induced CCSP-rtTA/tetO-KIF5B-RET transgenic mice developed invasive lung adenocarcinoma with desmoplastic reaction. Tumors regressed upon suppression of KIF5B-RET expression. By culturing KIF5B-RET-dependent BaF3 (B/KR) cells with increasing concentrations of cabozantinib or vandetanib, we identified cabozantinib-resistant RET(V804L) mutation and vandetanib-resistant-RET(G810A) mutation...
October 2016: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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