Researchers pinpoint why lymphoma patients may become resistant to specific therapy

(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center&Research Institute) Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a mechanism of drug resistance to Venetoclax ® , also known as ABT-199, a BCL-2 targeting drug commonly used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia. Their findings, published in the journal Cancer Cell, also suggest a possible co-treatment strategy to overcome this resistance.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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Markus Hartl* and Rainer Schneider Center of Molecular Biosciences (CMBI), Institute of Biochemistry, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria The neuronal proteins GAP43 (neuromodulin), MARCKS, and BASP1 are highly expressed in the growth cones of nerve cells where they are involved in signal transmission and cytoskeleton organization. Although their primary structures are unrelated, these signaling proteins share several structural properties like fatty acid modification, and the presence of cationic effector domains. GAP43, MARCKS, and BASP1 bind to cell membrane phospholipids, a process reversibly regulate...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, we identified a novel Bcl-2 inhibitor by QSAR screening, which exerted significant cytotoxic activity in breast cancer cells through inducing mitochondria-mediated apoptosis. Introduction Apoptosis is a process of cellular suicide through which unwanted or unhealthy cells are eliminated during organism development or cellular stress (Reed, 2002; Fernald and Kurokawa, 2013). Deregulated apoptosis is a characteristic of cancers (Doi et al., 2012; Roizen, 2012). The B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) family is composed of pro- and anti-apoptotic proteins, plays pivotal role in the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosi...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Yi He†, Wenyong Long† and Qing Liu* Department of Neurosurgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China Super-enhancers (SEs) refer to large clusters of enhancers that drive gene expressions. Recent data has provided novel insights in elucidating the roles of SEs in many diseases, including cancer. Many mechanisms involved in tumorigenesis and progression, ranging from internal gene mutation and rearrangement to external damage and inducement, have been demonstrated to be highly associated with SEs. Moreover, translocation, formation, deletion, or duplication of SEs themselves co...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: CAR T cell therapies have demonstrated the clinical benefits of harnessing our body's own defenses to combat tumor cells. Similar research is being conducted on lesser known modifications and gene-modified immune cells, which we highlight in this review. Introduction Chimeric antigen receptors and engineered T cell receptors (based on previously identified high affinity T cell receptors) function by redirecting T cells to a predefined tumor-specific (or tumor-associated) target. Most of these modifications use retroviral or lentiviral vectors to integrate the construct, and most of the receptors ...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundWith the improvement in the survival of breast cancer, developing second primary malignancy becomes a serious health issue. The aim of this study was to explore the survival of breast cancer patients with second primary malignancy, and to evaluate the impact of chemotherapy on the risk of different cancer sites.MethodObtaining data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database, we calculated the standardized incidence ratio (SIR) for second primary malignancy in breast cancer survivors between 2000 and 2014. Overall survival and cancer-specific survival were analyzed with Kaplan –Mei...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: With the improvement in the survival of breast cancer, developing second primary malignancy becomes a serious health issue. The aim of this study was to explore the survival of breast cancer patients with second primary malignancy, and to evaluate the impact of chemotherapy on the risk of different cancer sites. METHOD: Obtaining data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database, we calculated the standardized incidence ratio (SIR) for second primary malignancy in breast cancer survivors between 2000 and 2014. Overall survival and cancer-specific survival were analyzed wi...
Source: Clinical Lymphoma and Myeloma - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Int J Clin Oncol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Progression of CLL, AML, and NHL was associated with higher health care costs over a 12-month period. Delaying cancer progression resulted in a substantial cost reduction in patients with all three cancer types. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Data on the rates and incremental health care costs of disease progression in patients with hematologic malignancies are lacking. This study estimated the incremental costs of disease progression in patients diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and compared health care costs in patients with and without evidence o...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
This study aimed to develop a population pharmacokinetic model for lenalidomide in multiple cancers, including CLL, to identify any disease-related differences in disposition. METHODS: Lenalidomide concentrations from four clinical trials were collated (1999 samples, 125 subjects), covering four cancers (multiple myeloma, CLL, acute myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia) and a large dose range (2.5 - 75mg). A population pharmacokinetic model was developed with NONMEM, and patient demographics were tested as covariates. RESULTS: The data were best fitted by a one-compartment kinetic model with absorp...
Source: Clinical Lymphoma and Myeloma - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Br J Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This analysis may provide a useful tool for the discrepant pathogenesis and drug design of different types of leukemia. PMID: 30599106 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Combinatorial Chemistry and High Throughput Screening - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Comb Chem High Throughput Screen Source Type: research
In conclusion, 96.5% of patients with hematologic malignancies have adequate tissue for comprehensive genomic profiling. Most patients had unique molecular signatures, and 75% had alterations that may be pharmacologically tractable with gene- or immune-targeted agents.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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