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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636292/-head-and-neck-cancer-promising-results-of-immunotherapy
#1
Aurélie Sivade, Djamila Bensaid, Yan Monnier, Keyvan Shabafrouz, Hanan Bouchaab, Valérie Cristina
Immunotherapy, especially checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-PD1 and anti-PDL1 antibodies, has changed the standard of care and the prognosis of melanoma, but also more recently of lung cancer, renal cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma. Results of preliminary studies in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as well as in less frequent tumors of the region, such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma and high grade salivary gland carcinoma, are also promising. Indeed, in a recent phase 3 study, the PD1 inhibitor nivolumab has recently demonstrated a significant improvement in overall survival for platin-resistant recurrent and/or metastatic HNSCC...
May 17, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631556/kruppel-like-factor-4-inhibits-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-growth-and-aggressiveness-by-stimulating-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-meidated-erk-jnk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#2
Renzhi Yu, Lei Han, Xin Ni, Minghuan Wang, Ping Xue, Li Zhang, Mei Yuan
Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the most common epithelial tumors that cause the most common cancer-related mortality due to invasive ability. Research has found that Kruppel-like factor 4, a zinc-finger transcription factor, plays a critical role in the tumor evolution and progression. However, the molecular signal pathways mediated by Kruppel-like factor 4 in the progression of non-small cell lung cancer cells have not been well understood yet. In this study, we investigated the possible role and potential mechanism of Kruppel-like factor 4 in growth and aggressiveness of non-small cell lung cancer cells...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630494/structure-guided-design-of-c4-alkyl-1-4-dihydro-2h-pyrimido-4-5-d-1-3-oxazin-2-ones-as-potent-and-mutant-selective-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-l858r-t790m-inhibitors
#3
Yongjia Hao, Jiankun Lyu, Rong Qu, Deheng Sun, Zhenjiang Zhao, Zhuo Chen, Jian Ding, Hua Xie, Yufang Xu, Honglin Li
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M acquired drug-resistance mutation has become a major clinical challenge for the therapy of non-small cell lung cancer. Here, we applied a structure-guided approach on the basis of the previous reported EGFR inhibitor (compound 9), and designed a series of C4-alkyl-1,4-dihydro-2H-pyrimido[4,5-d][1,3]oxazin-2-one derivatives as novel mutant-selective EGFR inhibitors. Finally, the most representative compound 20a was identified, which showed high selectivity at both enzymatic and cellular levels against EGFR(L858R/T790M) (H1975 cell lines) over EGFR(WT) (A431 cell lines)...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630215/mechanisms-of-primary-drug-resistance-in-fgfr1-amplified-lung-cancer
#4
Florian Malchers, Meryem Seda Ercanoglu, Daniel Schütte, Roberta Castiglione, Verena Tischler, Sebastian Michels, Ilona Dahmen, Johannes Brägelmann, Roopika Menon, Johannes M Heuckmann, Julie George, Sascha Ansén, Martin L Sos, Alex Soltermann, Martin Peifer, Jurgen Wolf, Reinhard Büttner, Roman K Thomas
<br />The 8p12-p11 locus is frequently amplified in squamous cell lung cancer (SQLC); the receptor tyrosine kinase fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) being one of the most prominent targets of this amplification. Thus, small molecules inhibiting FGFRs have been employed to treat FGFR1-amplified SQLC. However, only about 11% of such FGFR1-amplified tumors respond to single agent FGFR inhibition and several tumors exhibited insufficient tumor shrinkage, compatible with the existence of drug-resistant tumor cells...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628492/complete-remission-of-intrathecal-metastases-with-lorlatinib-therapy-in-a-heavily-pretreated-alk-positive-lung-cancer-patient
#5
Maximilian J Hochmair, Sophia Schwab, Helmut Prosch
Patients with lung cancer who show EML4-ALK translocation are routinely treated with ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors, although in the majority of cases, these patients develop resistance over time. The central nervous system is a common of site of recurrence in this population, which calls for next-generation drugs that can penetrate into the brain and achieve clinically meaningful central nervous system activity. Here, I report the case of a female patient diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung in 2005, at the age of 46 years, who underwent lobectomy and then experienced a series of progression episodes 6 years later...
June 16, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628491/calcein-acetoxymethy-ester-enhances-the-antitumor-effects-of-doxorubicin-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-by-regulating-the-topbp1-p53rr-pathway
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Yinxiang Lv, Rongrong Liu, Shangzhi Xie, Xiaoxiao Zheng, Jiayan Mao, Ying Cai, Wei Chen
Calcein acetoxymethyl ester (calcein-AM) treatment has been reported to exert antitumor effects in certain cancer cells; however, the detailed mechanism of action of calcein-AM in cancers remains unclear, especially in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study focused on the function and mechanism of action of calcein-AM in NSCLC. We used cell viability assays, western blotting, and EdU proliferation assay combined with calcein-AM treatment or siRNA interference to investigate the role of topoisomerase IIβ binding protein 1 (TopBP1) and p53 in NSCLC chemotherapy...
June 16, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627678/bevacizumab-counteracts-vegf-dependent-resistance-to-erlotinib-in-an-egfr-mutated-nsclc-xenograft-model
#7
Chinami Masuda, Mieko Yanagisawa, Keigo Yorozu, Mitsue Kurasawa, Koh Furugaki, Nobuyuki Ishikura, Toshiki Iwai, Masamichi Sugimoto, Kaname Yamamoto
Erlotinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), shows superior efficacy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring activating EGFR mutations (EGFR Mut+). However, almost all tumors eventually develop resistance to erlotinib. Recently, the Phase II JO25567 study reported significant prolongation of progression-free survival (PFS) by erlotinib plus bevacizumab combination compared with erlotinib in EGFR Mut+ NSCLC. Herein, we established a preclinical model which became refractory to erlotinib after long-term administration and elucidated the mode of action of this combination...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627629/reducing-autophagy-and-inducing-g1-phase-arrest-by-aloperine-enhances-radio-sensitivity-in-lung-cancer-cells
#8
Zhijie Xu, Yuanliang Yan, Shuangshuang Zeng, Long Qian, Shuang Dai, Lingfang Xiao, Lin Wang, Xue Yang, Yi Xiao, Zhicheng Gong
Aloperine (ALO), an isolated alkaloid from the leaves of Sophora alopecuroides (S. alopecuroides), has been suggested to exhibit anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties, and has been traditionally used to treat various diseases, including cancers. However, little is known about the effects of ALO on the radio-sensitivity of lung cancer cells. In the present study, we confirmed that agent ALO inhibits cell growth, promotes cell aopotosis and induces G1 phase arrest and consequently enhanced the radio-sensitivity in radio-resistant lung cancer cells A549/IR...
June 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626727/mast-cell-infiltration-in-human-brain-metastases-modulates-the-microenvironment-and-contributes-to-the-metastatic-potential
#9
Ananya Roy, Sylwia Libard, Holger Weishaupt, Ida Gustavsson, Lene Uhrbom, Göran Hesselager, Fredrik J Swartling, Fredrik Pontén, Irina Alafuzoff, Elena Tchougounova
Metastatic brain tumors continue to be a clinical problem, despite new therapeutic advances in cancer treatment. Brain metastases (BMs) are among the most common mass lesions in the brain that are resistant to chemotherapies, have a very poor prognosis, and currently lack any efficient diagnostic tests. Predictions estimate that about 40% of lung and breast cancer patients will develop BM. Despite this, very little is known about the immunological and genetic aberrations that drive tumorigenesis in BM. In this study, we demonstrate the infiltration of mast cells (MCs) in a large cohort of human BM samples with different tissues of origin for primary cancer...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625657/synergy-between-next-generation-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-and-mir-34a-in-the-inhibition-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
Jane Zhao, Adriana Guerrero, Kevin Kelnar, Heidi J Peltier, Andreas G Bader
OBJECTIVES: EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are widely used to treat NSCLC, primarily patients with activating mutations, with more limited response in wild-type disease. However, even with EGFR-mutated disease, many patients fail to respond, most who initially respond fail to respond completely, and almost all develop resistance and inevitably progress. New therapeutic options that improve these outcomes could provide substantial clinical benefit. We previously demonstrated strong synergistic effects between erlotinib and the tumor suppressor microRNA miR-34a, sensitizing NSCLC cells with primary resistance (EGFR wild-type) and restoring sensitivity in cells with acquired resistance...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625653/most-t790m-mutations-are-present-on-the-same-egfr-allele-as-activating-mutations-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Noriko Hidaka, Eiji Iwama, Naoki Kubo, Taishi Harada, Kohta Miyawaki, Kentaro Tanaka, Isamu Okamoto, Eishi Baba, Koichi Akashi, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Yoichi Nakanishi
OBJECTIVES: The T790M and C797S mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor gene (EGFR) confer resistance to first- and third-generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), respectively, in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring activating mutations of EGFR. C797S has been identified in cis or in trans with T790M in tumor specimens from patients who experienced treatment failure with first- and third-generation EGFR-TKIs. The allelic relation between T790M and activating mutations of EGFR has not been well characterized, however...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625629/a-phase-ib-trial-of-continuous-once-daily-oral-afatinib-plus-sirolimus-in-patients-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-or-disease-progression-following-prior-erlotinib-or-gefitinib
#12
Teresa Moran, Ramón Palmero, Mariano Provencio, Amelia Insa, Margarita Majem, Noemí Reguart, Joaquim Bosch-Barrera, Dolores Isla, Enric Carcereny Costa, Chooi Lee, Marta Puig, Sandrine Kraemer, David Schnell, Rafael Rosell
OBJECTIVES: Dysregulation of the downstream PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway is a proposed mechanism of resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs). We investigated safety and antitumor activity of afatinib plus sirolimus as a potential combination to reverse acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs in a phase IB trial in patients with EGFR mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (EGFR mut NSCLC) and/or disease progression following prior erlotinib/gefitinib...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624806/targeting-the-tumor-promoting-microenvironment-in-met-amplified-nsclc-cells-with-a-novel-inhibitor-of-pro-hgf-activation
#13
Benjamin Y Owusu, Shantasia Thomas, Phanindra Venukadasula, Zhenfu Han, James W Janetka, Robert A Galemmo, Lidija Klampfer
Targeted therapeutic agents, such as inhibitors of epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR), have transformed the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. MET-amplified NSCLC cells display resistance to EGFR-targeting agents, but are addicted to MET signaling for survival and proliferation and are sensitive to MET inhibition. However, responsive cancer cells invariably develop resistance to MET-targeted treatment.The tumor microenvironment plays a major role in resistance to anticancer therapy...
May 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624442/loss-of-fructose-1-6-bisphosphatase-induces-glycolysis-and-promotes-apoptosis-resistance-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-an-important-role-in-hexavalent-chromium-induced-carcinogenesis
#14
Jin Dai, Yanli Ji, Wei Wang, Donghern Kim, Leonard Yenwong Fai, Lei Wang, Jia Luo, Zhuo Zhang
Hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) compounds are confirmed human carcinogens for lung cancer. Our previous studies has demonstrated that chronic exposure of human bronchial epithelial BEAS-2B cells to low dose of Cr(VI) causes malignant cell transformation. The acquisition of cancer stem cell-like properties is involved in the initiation of cancers. The present study has observed that a small population of cancer stem-like cells (BEAS-2B-Cr-CSC) exists in the Cr(VI)-transformed cells (BEAS-2B-Cr). Those BEAS-2B-Cr-CSC exhibit extremely reduced capability of generating reactive oxygen species (ROS) and apoptosis resistance...
June 14, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623290/tcrp1-transcriptionally-regulated-by-c-myc-confers-cancer-chemoresistance-in-tongue-and-lung-cancer
#15
Xiaoting Jia, Zhijie Zhang, Kai Luo, Guopei Zheng, Minying Lu, Ying Song, Hao Liu, Huisi Qiu, Zhimin He
Previously, we cloned a new gene termed 'tongue cancer resistance-associated protein 1' (TCRP1), which modulates tumorigenesis, enhances cisplatin (cDDP) resistance in cancers, and may be a potential target for reversing drug resistance. However, the mechanisms for regulating TCRP1 expression remain unclear. Herein, we combined bioinformatics analysis with luciferase reporter assay and ChIP assay to determine that c-Myc could directly bind to TCRP1 promoter to upregulate its expression. TCRP1 upregulation in multidrug resistant tongue cancer cells (Tca8113/PYM) and cisplatin-resistant A549 lung cancer cells (A549/DDP) was accompanied by c-Myc upregulation, compared to respective parental cells...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623259/microrna-34a-encapsulated-in-hyaluronic-acid-nanoparticles-induces-epigenetic-changes-with-altered-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-and-apoptosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#16
Malav Trivedi, Amit Singh, Meghna Talekar, Grishma Pawar, Parin Shah, Mansoor Amiji
Therapies targeting epigenetic changes for cancer treatment are in Phase I/II trials; however, all of these target only nuclear DNA. Emerging evidence suggests presence of methylation marks on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA); but their contribution in cancer is unidentified. Expression of genes encoded on mtDNA are altered in cancer cells, along with increased glycolytic flux. Such glycolytic flux and elevated reactive oxygen species is supported by increased antioxidant; glutathione. MicroRNA-34a can translocate to mitochondria, mediate downstream apoptotic effects of tumor suppressor P53, and inhibit the antioxidant response element Nrf-2, resulting in depleted glutathione levels...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623122/a-randomized-phase-ii-study-comparing-nivolumab-with-carboplatin-pemetrexed-for-patients-with-egfr-mutation-positive-nonsquamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-who-acquire-resistance-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-not-due-to-a-secondary-t790m-mutation-rationale
#17
Hidetoshi Hayashi, Yasutaka Chiba, Kazuko Sakai, Tomonobu Fujita, Hiroshige Yoshioka, Daisuke Sakai, Chiyoe Kitagawa, Tateaki Naito, Koji Takeda, Isamu Okamoto, Tetsuya Mitsudomi, Yutaka Kawakami, Kazuto Nishio, Shinichiro Nakamura, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Kazuhiko Nakagawa
Antibodies to programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), such as nivolumab, have shown promising clinical activity in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but their efficacy appears to be less pronounced in patients with such tumors harboring epidermal growth factor receptor gene (EGFR) mutations. Recent findings suggest that patients with EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC who develop resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) due to mechanisms other than acquisition of the secondary T790M mutation of EGFR are more likely to benefit from nivolumab treatment, possibly as a result of a higher level of expression of the PD-1 ligand PD-L1, than are patients who are T790M-positive...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621229/the-role-of-nrf2-keap1-axis-in-colorectal-cancer-progression-and-chemoresistance
#18
Mohammad Reza Sadeghi, Farhad Jeddi, Narges Soozangar, Mohammad Hossein Somi, Nasser Samadi
Colorectal cancer is the third common cancer after lung and genital cancers worldwide with more than 1.2 million new cases diagnosed annually. Although extensive progress has been made in the treatment of colorectal cancer, finding novel targets for early diagnosis and effective treatment of these patients is an urgent need. Nuclear factor-erythroid 2-kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 signaling pathway plays a key role in protecting cells from the damage of intracellular oxidative stress and extracellular oxidizing agents...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620690/acquired-resistance-to-erlotinib-in-egfr-mutation-positive-lung-adenocarcinoma-among-hispanics-clicap
#19
Andrés F Cardona, Oscar Arrieta, Martín Ignacio Zapata, Leonardo Rojas, Beatriz Wills, Noemí Reguart, Niki Karachaliou, Hernán Carranza, Carlos Vargas, Jorge Otero, Pilar Archila, Claudio Martín, Luis Corrales, Mauricio Cuello, Carlos Ortiz, Luis E Pino, Rafael Rosell, Zyanya Lucia Zatarain-Barrón
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer harboring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and treated with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) all eventually develop acquired resistance to the treatment, with half of the patients developing EGFR T790M resistance mutations. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess histological and clinical characteristics and survival outcomes in Hispanic EGFR mutated lung cancer patients after disease progression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: EGFR mutation-positive lung cancer patients (n = 34) with acquired resistance to the EGFR-TKI erlotinib were identified from 2011 to 2015...
June 15, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620581/third-generation-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-targeting-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutations-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Tristan A Barnes, Grainne M O'Kane, Mark David Vincent, Natasha B Leighl
Sensitizing mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) predict response to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and both first- and second-generation TKIs are available as first-line treatment options in patients with advanced EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer. Eventual resistance develops with multiple mechanisms identifiable both upon repeat biopsy and in plasma circulating tumor DNA. The T790M gatekeeper mutation is responsible for almost 60% of cases. A number of third-generation TKIs are in clinical development, and osimertinib has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with EGFR T790M mutant lung cancer after failure of initial EGFR kinase therapy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
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