Rexahn Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Trial of Archexin® in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: RNN) a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today the initiation of a Phase IIa clinical proof-of-concept trial to study the safety and efficacy of Archexin® in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Archexin was previously granted Orphan Drug Designation for the RCC indication.01/15/2014
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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Authors: Pan X, Zhao L, Quan J, Liu K, Lai Y, Li Z, Zhang Z, Xu J, Xu W, Guan X, Li H, Yang S, Gui Y, Chen Y, Lai Y Abstract Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common cancer that accounts for about 1.6% of all malignancies. Accumulating evidence has shown that miRNAs may play important roles in the development of cancers and that these same miRNAs may serve as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. The role of the miRNA miR-378a-5p in RCC, however, has been largely unexplored. In our study, we have demonstrated that miR-378a-5p expression was decreased in renal tissues and in RCC cell lines compared with corresponding ...
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
The acquisition of Peloton, which was seeking to go public last week, brings its lead kidney cancer drug candidate to Merck, strengthening its renal cell carcinoma presence
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
In this study, we investigated FTH1 mRNA expression and its diagnostic and prognostic value in RCC. MATERIAL AND METHODS The mRNA expression of FTH1 was analyzed using including Oncomine, Gene Expression Omnibus, and Cancer Genome Atlas datasets, while the protein level of FTH1 was analyzed using the Human Protein Atlas database. The associations between FTH1 and clinicopathologic characteristics and survival time and Cox multivariate survival analysis were analyzed using SPSS 22.0 software. A meta-analysis was performed to assess consistency of FTH1 expression. GO, KEGG, and PPI analyses were used to predict biological fu...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Background and objective Current research shows that platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has important prognostic value in renal cell carcinoma, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, liver cancer and colon cancer. The aim of the study is to evaluate the prognostic value of PLR in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) through meta-analysis. Methods Literature search for PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Medline, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Internet (CNKI), China Biomedical Medicine disc (CBMdisc), VIP, Wanfang Database using computer electronic system to study the association between PLR and overall survival (OS) and ...
Source: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We present a case of a 56-year-old male with a history of RCC, followed by the development of cutaneous metastases 4 years later with an uncommon clinical presentation. RCC is the most common genitourinary cancer to metastasize to the skin and accounts for 6.8% of cutaneous metastases. These patients have a poor prognosis. It is essential for these patients to perform a complete periodic dermatologic examination for proper restaging and treatment.
Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractCancer cells can escape the immune system by different mechanisms. The evasion of cancer cells from immune surveillance is prevented by immune checkpoint inhibitors, allowing the patient ’s own immune system to attack their cancer. Immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown improvement in overall survival for melanoma, lung cancer and renal cell carcinoma in clinical trials. Unfortunately, not all patients respond to this therapy.In cancer management, percutaneous ablation techniques are well established for both cure and local control of many tumour types. Cryoablation of the tumour tissue results in cell destr...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 116Author(s): Zhengmiao Wang, Yixuan Zhao, Ye Wang, Chunxiang JinAbstractCircular RNAs (circRNAs), a novel subgroup of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), have been reported in human cancers due to their significant regulatory roles. CircRNA Hippocampus Abundant Transcript 1 (circHIAT1) has been studied in clear cell renal cell carcinoma. However, whether it can regulate the tumorigenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. The expression level of circHIAT1 in HCC samples and cell lines was measured by qRT-PCR analysis. CircHIAT1 was express...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
The objective of the present study was to assess the expression of CD105 and its association with overall survival in three subtypes of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), namely clear cell (cc)RCC, papillary (p)RCC and chromophobe (ch)RCC. Data regarding the transcriptome and copy number of genes in RCC tumor samples and survival were obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas. Bioinformatics analysis revealed that CD105 is overexpressed in ccRCC tumor tissue vs. normal renal tissue, and a higher CD105 copy number in ccRCC tissues was significantly associated with longer patient survival. The effect of the mRNA expression of CD105 in ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Abstract Circular RNAs (circRNAs), a novel subgroup of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), have been reported in human cancers due to their significant regulatory roles. CircRNA Hippocampus Abundant Transcript 1 (circHIAT1) has been studied in clear cell renal cell carcinoma. However, whether it can regulate the tumorigenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. The expression level of circHIAT1 in HCC samples and cell lines was measured by qRT-PCR analysis. CircHIAT1 was expressed at a significantly low level in cancerous samples. Based on Kaplan-Meier survival analysis, we determined a positive correlation b...
Source: Biomedicine and pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine and pharmacotherapie - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biomed Pharmacother Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Endourology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
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