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Amgen To Present New Pre-Clinical Data Showcasing Robust Approach To Evaluating Potential Anti-Cancer Therapies At AACR 2018

First Data Presentations for CAR T Programs, Including DLL3 in Small Cell Lung Cancer and FLT3 in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Pre-Clinical Data Evaluating Half-Life Extended Anti-BCMA BiTE® Presented for First-Time New Data Include two Studies Investigating Mcl-1 Inhibitor AMG 176 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that new pre-clinical data for several of its novel investigational oncology candidates will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 14-18, 2018. Data spans Amgen's early pipeline, including the first presentation of data for its most adva...
Source: Amgen News Release - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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Authors: Shen D, Yu X, Wu Y, Chen Y, Li G, Cheng F, Xia L Abstract INTRODUCTION: Retinoic acid X receptors play key roles in tumor cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and angiogenesis via transcriptional regulation. Bexarotene is a specific RXRs agonist which has been granted by FDA approval for the clinical treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL). Its cancer prevention and treatment potentials in various tumors have been under investigation over the past decade. Areas covered: This review summarizes the efficacy and underlying mechanisms of bexarotene for the treatment of multiple cancers based on...
Source: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Expert Rev Anticancer Ther Source Type: research
Conclusion The tumor-suppressive function is independent of patient age or genetics; therefore, restoring miR-193b would assure high antileukemic efficacy by blocking the entire MAPK signaling cascade while preventing the emergence of resistance mechanisms. PMID: 29432078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Clin Oncol Source Type: research
Histone acetylation is associated with active transcription in eukaryotic cells. It helps to open up the chromatin by neutralizing the positive charge of histone lysine residues and providing binding platforms for "reader" proteins. The bromodomain (BRD) has long been thought to be the sole protein module that recognizes acetylated histones. Recently, we identified the YEATS domain of AF9 (ALL1 fused gene from chromosome 9) as a novel acetyl-lysine-binding module and showed that the ENL (eleven-nineteen leukemia) YEATS domain is an essential acetyl-histone reader in acute myeloid leukemias. The human genome encod...
Source: Genes and Development - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Research Papers Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Cognitive impairment can affect daily functioning, quality of life, and capacity to work in patients with cancer and those in remission. Consequently, cognitive assessment is now an important and necessary part of a comprehensive oncological care plan. Cancer-related cognitive impairment might be due to the direct effects of the cancer itself, nonspecific factors, or comorbid conditions that are independent of the disease and/or due to the adverse effects of the treatment or combination of treatments given for the disease. The prevalence and extent of cognitive impairment associated with cancer is recognized but...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognition Current Issue Neuro oncology Neurology Review cancer chemotherapy cognitive impairment neuropsychological assessment treatment Source Type: research
Kinase inhibitors are important cancer therapeutics. Polypharmacology is commonly observed, requiring thorough target deconvolution to understand drug mechanism of action. Using chemical proteomics, we analyzed the target spectrum of 243 clinically evaluated kinase drugs. The data revealed previously unknown targets for established drugs, offered a perspective on the "druggable" kinome, highlighted (non)kinase off-targets, and suggested potential therapeutic applications. Integration of phosphoproteomic data refined drug-affected pathways, identified response markers, and strengthened rationale for combination tr...
Source: ScienceNOW - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases r-articles Source Type: news
Available for licensing and co-development are antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) that incorporate one of two novel human CD56 antibodies, known as m900 and m906, in combination with a known cytotoxic drug, pyrrolobenzodiazepine (PBD).IC: NCINIH Ref. No.: E-221-2015Advantages: - Fully human antibodies (m900 or m906) targeting CD56 may offer improved properties over the humanized antibody IMGN901     Applications: - Therapeutic for the treatment of neuroblastoma - Therapeutic for the treatment of other CD56-positive cancers including small cell lung cancer, multiple myeloma, pancreatic cancer...
Source: NIH OTT Licensing Opportunities - Category: Research Authors: Source Type: research
FMS-like tyrosine kinase-3 (FLT3) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) have been tested extensively to limited benefit in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We hypothesized that FLT3/internal tandem duplication (ITD) leukemia cells exhibit mechanisms of intrinsic signaling adaptation to TKI treatment that are associated with an incomplete response. Here, we identified reactivation of ERK signaling within hours following treatment of FLT3/ITD AML cells with selective inhibitors of FLT3. When these cells were treated with inhibitors of both FLT3 and MEK in combination, ERK reactivation was abrogated and anti-leukemia effects were mor...
Source: Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Therapeutics, Targets, and Chemical Biology Source Type: research
Conclusion Bendamustine is an effective therapy with limited long-term sequelae in patients with lymphoid malignancies. Micro-Abstract Bendamustine is an effective treatment for lymphoid malignancies and its role continues to expand. To determine the long-term sequelae associated with bendamustine, 194 patients treated with bendamustine (most commonly with rituximab) were retrospectively reviewed. The rate of secondary malignancies was minimal and no therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myelogenous leukemia were reported. No deaths from infection were attributable to bendamustine.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study aims to investigate the role of SET7/9 in human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We examined the expression of SET7/9 in AML cells and NSCLC cells and detected the methylation status of the SET7/9 promoter region. To evaluate the effect of SET7/9 expression changes on cell apoptosis, cell apoptosis rates were determined after SET7/9 overexpression or down-regulation. Our results showed that SET7/9 induces apoptosis of AML cells and inhibits apoptosis of NSCLC cells, suggesting differential effects of SET7/9 on cellular apoptosis and carcinogenesis depending on different cancer...
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Author Affiliations open 1 McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada 2 Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain 3 Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain 4 CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain 5 School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada 6 Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 7 Department of Economics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA 8 Population Studies Division, Health Canada, Ottawa, Cana...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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