Cancers, Vol. 11, Pages 1204: Maintenance BEZ235 Treatment Prolongs the Therapeutic Effect of the Combination of BEZ235 and Radiotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

Cancers, Vol. 11, Pages 1204: Maintenance BEZ235 Treatment Prolongs the Therapeutic Effect of the Combination of BEZ235 and Radiotherapy for Colorectal Cancer Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers11081204 Authors: Yu-Hsuan Chen Chun-Wei Wang Ming-Feng Wei Yi-Shin Tzeng Keng-Hsueh Lan Ann-Lii Cheng Sung-Hsin Kuo Our previous study demonstrated that administration of NVP-BEZ235 (BEZ235), a dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor, before radiotherapy (RT) enhanced the radiotherapeutic effect in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells both in vitro and in vivo. Here, we evaluated whether maintenance BEZ235 treatment, after combinatorial BEZ235 + RT therapy, prolonged the antitumor effect in CRC. K-RAS mutant CRC cells (HCT116 and SW480), wild-type CRC cells (HT29), and HCT116 xenograft tumors were separated into the following six study groups: (1) untreated (control); (2) RT alone; (3) BEZ235 alone; (4) RT + BEZ235; (5) maintenance BEZ235 following RT + BEZ235 (RT + BEZ235 + mBEZ235); and (6) maintenance BEZ235 following BEZ235 (BEZ235 + mBEZ235). RT + BEZ235 + mBEZ235 treatment significantly inhibited cell viability and increased apoptosis in three CRC cell lines compared to the other five treatments in vitro. In the HCT116 xenograft tumor model, RT + BEZ235 + mBEZ235 treatment significantly reduced the tumor size when compared to the other five treatments. Furthermore, the expression of mTOR signaling molecules (p-rpS6 and p-eIF4E), DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair-related molecules (p-A...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research

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ConclusionFurther studies should be conducted to provide new insights about survival of colorectal carcinoma in Lynch syndrome, as well as the therapeutic alternatives for this neoplasia.ResumoIntroduçãoO carcinoma colorretal é a terceira neoplasia mais prevalente no mundo, bem como a segunda causa de morte por câncer. A maioria destas neoplasias são esporádicas, devidas a mutações somáticas, mas cerca de 15% são hereditárias como a síndrome de Lynch ou Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC). Apesar de ser a mesma neoplasia, esta ...
Source: Journal of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Woo IT, Park JS, Choi GS, Park SY, Kim HJ, Lee HJ Abstract Purpose: Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) after low anterior resection for rectal cancer is a type of anastomotic leakage. The aim of this study was to find out the difference of leakage, according to RVF presence or absence and to identify the optimal strategy for RVF. Methods: All female patients who underwent low anterior resection with colorectal anastomosis or coloanal anastomosis (n = 950) were retrospectively analyzed. Patients' demographics and perioperative outcomes were analyzed between the RVF group and leakage without the RVF (nRVF) group...
Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
Conclusions.The association between systemic/local immune response and prognosis differed according to MSI status. Different tumor characteristics and prognoses according to MSI status could be associated with the immunogenicity caused by microsatellite instability and subsequent host immune response.Implications for Practice.This study demonstrates that the density of each subset of tumor‐infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) differed between microsatellite instability (MSI)‐high and non‐MSI‐high tumors. Moreover, the prognostic effect of the preoperative systemic immune response status and TILs differed between the MSI...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer Source Type: research
This report presents the first case, to our knowledge, of a liver transplant patient with mismatch repair-deficient colon adenocarcinoma with liver metastases and concurrent abnormal liver function who safely responded to immunotherapy. We also review the literature on checkpoint inhibitor use in patients with other metastatic solid tumors after liver transplant and those with baseline liver function abnormalities. An increasing body of evidence supports the safety of checkpoint inhibition in patients with cancer and solid organ transplants, but further prospective studies are warranted. Use of immunotherapy in liver trans...
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
Conclusion The results of this study underline the antitumor activity of trabectedin at low nanomolar concentrations. We demonstrated that trabectedin enhanced radiation response in human lung (A549) cancer cells and colon (HT-29) cancer cells. Further studies are necessary to examine trabectedin as a potential candidate for future applications in radiotherapy.
Source: Investigational New Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the spectrum of germ-line mutations in Russian LS patients. LS-related mismatch repair (MMR) genes were analyzed in 16 patients, who were forwarded to genetic testing due to strong clinical features of LS and had high-level microsatellite instability (MSI-H) in the tumor (n = 14) or unknown MSI status (n = 2). In addition, 672 consecutive colorectal cancer (CRC) cases were screened for family history; 15 patients were younger than 50 years and reported 2 or more instances of LS-related cancers in 1st- or 2nd-degree relatives. Seven of these cases demonstrated MSI-H and th...
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research
Patients with Lynch syndrome are offered the same colorectal cancer (CRC) surveillance programs (colonoscopy every 2 years), regardless of the pathogenic DNA mismatch repair gene variant the patient carries. We aimed to assess the yield of surveillance for patients with these variants in MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Dehydrogenase/reductase SDR family member 2 silencing sensitizes an oxaliplatin‑resistant cell line to oxaliplatin by inhibiting excision repair cross‑complementing group 1 protein expression. Oncol Rep. 2019 Aug 22;: Authors: Li JM, Jiang GM, Zhao L, Yang F, Yuan WQ, Wang H, Luo YQ Abstract Oxaliplatin (Oxa)‑based chemotherapy is widely used as the first‑line treatment for colorectal cancer (CRC). However, Oxa‑resistance is common for many postoperative CRC patients. To explore drug resistance in CRC, an Oxa‑resistant cell line, HCT116/Oxa, was established from parental HCT116 cells. ...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Journal of Visceral SurgeryAuthor(s): B. Menahem, A. Alves, J.M. Regimbeau, C. SabbaghSummaryNearly 5% of colorectal cancers are related to constitutional genetic abnormalities. In Lynch Syndrome (LS), the abnormality is a mutation of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) repair system. The goal of this update is to update indications and surgical strategies for patients with LS. Different spectra of disease are associated with LS. The narrow spectrum includes cancers with a high relative risk: colorectal cancer (CRC), endometrial cancer, urinary tract cancers and small in...
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We report the case of a Lynch syndrome patient with metastatic CRC and urothelial cancer who was treated sequentially with pembrolizumab (targeting PD1), atezolizumab (targeting PD-L1), brief rechallenge with pembrolizumab, and finally the combination of ipilimumab (targeting CTLA-4) and nivolumab (targeting PD1). Over a 28-month period the patient experienced prolonged disease control with each different regimen the first time it was given, including metabolic response by positron emission tomography and computed tomography scanning and tumor marker reductions. The case suggests that some patients with advanced MMR-defici...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
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