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Phys Rev Lett ; 125(12): 128103, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016731

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While many cellular mechanisms leading to chemotherapeutic resistance have been identified, there is an increasing realization that tumor-stroma interactions also play an important role. In particular, mechanical alterations are inherent to solid cancer progression and profoundly impact cell physiology. Here, we explore the influence of compressive stress on the efficacy of chemotherapeutics in pancreatic cancer spheroids. We find that increased compressive stress leads to decreased drug efficacy. Theoretical modeling and experiments suggest that mechanical stress decreases cell proliferation which in turn reduces the efficacy of chemotherapeutics that target proliferating cells. Our work highlights a mechanical form of drug resistance and suggests new strategies for therapy.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Modelos Biológicos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Desoxicitidina/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Humanos , Estresse Mecânico
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4841, 2020 09 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32973176

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Pre-clinical models have shown that targeting pancreatic stellate cells with all-trans-retinoic-acid (ATRA) reprograms pancreatic stroma to suppress pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) growth. Here, in a phase Ib, dose escalation and expansion, trial for patients with advanced, unresectable PDAC (n = 27), ATRA is re-purposed as a stromal-targeting agent in combination with gemcitabine-nab-paclitaxel chemotherapy using a two-step adaptive continual re-assessment method trial design. The maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D, primary outcome) is the FDA/EMEA approved dose of gemcitabine-nab-paclitaxel along-with ATRA (45 mg/m2 orally, days 1-15/cycle). Dose limiting toxicity (DLT) is grade 4 thrombocytopenia (n = 2). Secondary outcomes show no detriment to ATRA pharmacokinetics.. Median overall survival for RP2D treated evaluable population, is 11.7 months (95%CI 8.6-15.7 m, n = 15, locally advanced (2) and metastatic (13)). Exploratory pharmacodynamics studies including changes in diffusion-weighted (DW)-MRI measured apparent diffusion coefficient after one cycle, and, modulation of cycle-specific serum pentraxin 3 levels over various cycles indicate stromal modulation. Baseline stromal-specific retinoid transport protein (FABP5, CRABP2) expression may be predicitve of response. Re-purposing ATRA as a stromal-targeting agent with gemcitabine-nab-paclitaxel is safe and tolerable. This combination will be evaluated in a phase II randomized controlled trial for locally advanced PDAC. Clinical trial numbers: EudraCT: 2015-002662-23; NCT03307148. Trial acronym: STARPAC.


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Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Tretinoína/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Proteínas de Ligação a Ácido Graxo/metabolismo , Humanos , Dose Máxima Tolerável , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/diagnóstico por imagem , Receptores do Ácido Retinoico/metabolismo , Resultado do Tratamento , Tretinoína/efeitos adversos , Tretinoína/farmacocinética
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22250, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991420

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It is unclear whether the use of antibiotics is related to the efficacy of gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel (GnP). Therefore, we investigated the association between the use of antibiotics and efficacy of GnP.We conducted a retrospective single center study from January 2014 to December 2018 in Hokkaido University Hospital.Ninety-nine patients were eligible for the study. Thirty-seven used antibiotics (U) and 62 did not use antibiotics (NU) during GnP therapy. In the U group, 15 patients used ß-lactam antibiotics, 21 used new quinolones, and 1 used carbapenem. The median progression-free survival was 5.8 and 2.7 months (hazards ratio [HR] .602, 95% confidence interval [CI] .391-.928, P = .022) and the median overall survival was 11.0 and 8.4 months (HR .768, 95% CI .491-1.202, P = .248) in the U and not use antibiotics groups, respectively. Antibiotic use (HR .489, 95% CI .287-.832, P = .008) and locally advanced pancreatic cancer (HR 1.808, 95% CI 1.051-3.112, P = .032) were independent prognostic factors for progression-free survival.Antibiotic use was associated with a higher efficacy of GnP, and therefore, it may be employed as a novel treatment strategy.


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Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Albuminas/uso terapêutico , Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Paclitaxel/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Adenocarcinoma/mortalidade , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antimetabólitos Antineoplásicos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Quimioterapia Adjuvante/métodos , Desoxicitidina/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/mortalidade , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Life Sci ; 259: 118395, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32905830

RESUMO

In recent years, natural products have increasingly attracted more attention because of their potential anticancer activity and low intrinsic toxicity. Hispidulin is a natural flavonoid with a wide range of biological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiplatelet, anticonvulsant, anti-osteoporotic, and notably anticancer activities. Numerous in vivo and in vitro studies have shown that hispidulin, as a potential anticancer drug, affects cell proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Moreover, hispidulin exhibits synergistic anti-tumor effects when combined with some common clinical anticancer drugs (e.g., gemcitabine, 5-fluoroucil, sunitinib, temozolomide, and TRAIL). The combination of hispidulin and chemotherapeutic drugs reduces the efflux of chemotherapeutic drugs, enhances the chemosensitivity of cancer cells, and reverses drug resistance. Herein, we outlined the anticancer effects of hispidulin in various cancers and its intracellular molecular targets and related mechanisms of its anticancer activity. Based on the available literature, it can be established that hispidulin has significant potential to become an important complementary medicine for cancer prevention and treatment. However, more in-depth in vitro and in vivo studies should be conducted to support its translation from bench to bedside.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Flavonas/uso terapêutico , Flavonoides/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Neoplasias Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Gástricas/tratamento farmacológico
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4969-4978, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878785

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Brucea javanica (BJO) has shown anti-proliferation efficacy on human carcinoma cells in vitro. The aim of the present study was to evaluate for the first time the efficacy of BJO combined with the first-line chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine (GEM) on tumor growth-inhibition and survival in a pancreatic cancer patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pancreatic cancer tumor fragment originated from a patient at the Hefei First People's Hospital (Anhui, PR China). The surgical specimen was transplanted orthotopically in nude mice using surgical orthotopic implantation (SOI). All mice were randomized and assigned to 5 groups: G1: saline vehicle (0.1ml per mouse, oral, once per day); G2: GEM [100 mg/kg, intraperitoneal (i.p), twice per week]; G3: GEM+BJO [100 mg/kg GEM, i.p, twice per week+1g/kg BJO, oral, once per day (qd)]; G4: BJO (1g/kg, oral, qd). Group 5 and Group 6 were used to observe survival [G5: saline vehicle (0.1ml per mouse, oral, qd), G6: BJO (1g/kg, oral, qd)]. Body weight and tumor volume were measured twice per week. TUNEL staining was used to determine apoptosis. RESULTS: The combination of GEM + BJO resulted in a reduced tumor growth rate (p<0.05) and greater apoptosis (p<0.05) compared to the vehicle control and GEM monotherapy. In addition, the BJO-treated group showed a statistically significant increase in survival compared to the vehicle control (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: BJO is a promising non-toxic TCM to effectively treat pancreatic cancer, both as monotherapy and in combination with first-line GEM therapy.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Brucea/química , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Desoxicitidina/uso terapêutico , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Óleos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Análise de Sobrevida , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5181-5189, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878806

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Mathematical models have long been considered as important tools in cancer biology and therapy. Herein, we present an advanced non-linear mathematical model that can predict accurately the effect of an anticancer agent on the growth of a solid tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Advanced non-linear mathematical optimization techniques and human-to-mouse experimental data were used to develop a tumor growth inhibition (TGI) estimation model. RESULTS: Using this mathematical model, we could accurately predict the tumor mass in a human-to-mouse pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) xenograft under gemcitabine treatment up to five time periods (points) ahead of the last treatment. CONCLUSION: The ability of the identified TGI dynamic model to perform satisfactory short-term predictions of the tumor growth for up to five time periods ahead was investigated, evaluated and validated for the first time. Such a prediction model could not only assist the pre-clinical testing of putative anticancer agents, but also the early modification of a chemotherapy schedule towards increased efficacy.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Modelos Teóricos , Dinâmica não Linear , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto , Algoritmos , Animais , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Camundongos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 5503-5516, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32801702

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Objective: To comprehensively analyze the global scientific outputs of nanoparticles in pancreatic cancer research. Methods: Publications regarding the nanoparticles in pancreatic cancer research published from 1986 to 2019 were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC). Highly frequent keywords, publication years, journals, cited papers, cited journals and cited authors were identified using BICOMB software, and then a binary matrix and a co-word matrix were constructed. gCLUTO was used for double clustering of highly frequent journals. Co-citation analysis was performed using CiteSpace V software, including keywords, references, journals author or institution cooperation network. Results: A total of 1171 publications were included in this study. Publications mainly came from 10 countries, led by the US (n=470) and China (n=349). Among the top 20 journals ranked by the number of citations, nanoscience nanotechnology was the leader with 300. Cluster analysis of citation network identified 12 co-citation clusters, headed by "stromal barrier" and "emerging inorganic nanomaterial". Conclusion: Our findings reveal the research performance and intellectual structure of the nanoparticles in pancreatic cancer research, which may help researchers understand the research trends and hotspots in this field.


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Pesquisa Biomédica/estatística & dados numéricos , Nanopartículas/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Publicações Seriadas/estatística & dados numéricos , Bibliometria , China , Análise por Conglomerados , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/métodos , Humanos , Nanotecnologia , Software , Estados Unidos
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Gan To Kagaku Ryoho ; 47(8): 1245-1248, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32829365

RESUMO

A 53-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of upper abdominal pain and expansion of the pancreatic main duct. Enhanced computed tomography revealed expansion of the main pancreatic duct from the head to the tail; in addition, a 30 mm cystic tumor was observed in the pancreatic head and a 56 mm tumor was observed in the ventral side of the pancreatic body. Endoscopy revealed fistula formation in the duodenum of the Vater papilla on the oral side. The patient was diagnosed with an intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma(IPMC). In addition, PET-CT revealed accumulation of FDG in the ventral side of the pancreatic body, and a disseminated nodule in the omental bursa was suspected. We administered 6 courses of gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel therapy, after which, the tumor in the ventral side of the pancreatic body disappeared. We then performed sub-stomach-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy. The results of abdominal cavity washing cytology were negative, and there were no disseminated nodules in the omental bursa. Therefore, we could perform R0 excision.


Assuntos
Neoplasias Pancreáticas , Cavidade Peritoneal , Adenocarcinoma Mucinoso , Albuminas , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Paclitaxel , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons
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AAPS PharmSciTech ; 21(6): 231, 2020 Aug 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32778980

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The classically used nontargeted chemotherapeutic approach to pancreatic cancer has a dual drawback of suboptimal drug delivery at the target site and the systemic side effects produced by the unfettered exposure of the drug to healthy tissue. This study has the objective of developing novel poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) (PETOX)-based long circulating liposomes loaded with gemcitabine and irinotecan for the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, with a juxtaposition to PEGylated and uncoated liposomes. A PETOX-cholesteryl chloroformate lipopolymer conjugate (PETOX-ChC) with a carbonate linkage was prepared and characterized by 1H NMR, FTIR, and DSC. Liposomes were prepared using the thin film hydration technique followed by freeze-thaw and membrane extrusion methods. Liposome characterization includes particle size determination, zeta potential determination using a zetameter, and structural elucidation using 31P NMR and cryo-TEM. The PETOXylated liposomes showed a particle size of 180.1 ± 2.2 nm and a zeta potential of - 33.63 ± 1.23 mV. The liposomal combination therapy of gemcitabine and irinotecan was found to have an IC50 value 39 times lower in comparison to the drug combination in solution, while the PEGylated and PETOXylated liposomes showed IC50 values 1.6 times lower and 2 times lower than that of uncoated liposomes, respectively, against Mia PaCa II pancreatic cancer cell line. The PEGylated and PETOXylated liposomes showed 4.1 and 5.4 times slower macrophagial uptake in vitro in comparison to the uncoated liposomes respectively. The PEGylated liposomes showed 11% higher in vitro macrophagial uptake in comparison to PETOXylated liposomes.


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Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Irinotecano/administração & dosagem , Lipossomos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Desoxicitidina/administração & dosagem , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Humanos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Tamanho da Partícula , Polietilenoglicóis/química
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4249, 2020 08 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32843618

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Aberrant cell cycle machinery and loss of the CDKN2A tumor suppressor locus make CDK4/6 a potential target in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, a vast majority of PDAC cases do not harbor a durable response to monotherapy of CDK4/6 inhibitor. Utilizing remote loading to co-encapsulate CDK4/6 inhibitor palbociclib (PAL) and an autophagy inhibitor hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), we demonstrate a ratiometrically designed mesoporous silica nanoformulation with synergistic efficacy in subcutaneous and orthotopic PDAC mouse models. The synergism is attributed to the effective intratumoral buildup of PAL/HCQ, which otherwise exhibit distinctly different circulatory and biodistribution profile. PAL/HCQ co-delivery nanoparticles lead to the most effective shrinkage of PDAC compared to various controls, including free drug mixture. Immunohistochemistry reveals that PAL/HCQ co-delivery nanoparticles trigger anti-apoptotic pathway after repetitive intravenous administrations in mice. When combined with a Bcl inhibitor, the performance of co-delivery nanoparticles is further improved, leading to a long-lasting anti-PDAC effect in vivo.


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Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Quinase 4 Dependente de Ciclina/antagonistas & inibidores , Quinase 6 Dependente de Ciclina/antagonistas & inibidores , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Humanos , Hidroxicloroquina/administração & dosagem , Hidroxicloroquina/química , Hidroxicloroquina/farmacologia , Camundongos , Nanopartículas/administração & dosagem , Nanopartículas/química , Piperazinas/administração & dosagem , Piperazinas/química , Piperazinas/farmacologia , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/química , Piridinas/farmacologia , Dióxido de Silício/administração & dosagem , Dióxido de Silício/química , Dióxido de Silício/farmacologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Life Sci ; 259: 118148, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32721465

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Pancreatic cancer is a malignant cancer with poor prognosis. This study aimed to explore how O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) affects the gemcitabine resistance of pancreatic cancer cells by the regulatory role of SHH/GLI signaling pathway. MGMT inhibition induced by lomeguatrib (LM) suppressed the proliferation, invasion, migration and autophagy, promoted the apoptosis of PanC-1/GEM cells and up-regulated the GEM inhibition rates for PanC-1/GEM cells. Moreover, MGMT inhibition increased the expression of Caspase-3 and Bax and decreased the expression of Bcl-2, Beclin1 and Atg5 in PanC-1/GEM cells. PVT1 silencing could also produce the similar effects of MGMT inhibition induced by LM on PanC-1/GEM cells. And, PVT1 silencing could inhibit the SHH/GLI signaling pathway in PanC-1/GEM cells by regulating the MGMT expression. miR-409 was demonstrated to be a potential target of PVT1 and SHH was demonstrated to be a potential target of miR-409. Furthermore, GLI overexpression could reverse the effects of PVT1 silencing. In the xenograft model of pancreatic cancer, nude mice were treated with GEM. MGMT inhibition suppressed the tumor growth and autophagy and promoted the apoptosis in tumor tissues. And, PVT1 silencing could inhibit the SHH/GLI signaling pathway in tumor tissues. In conclusion, MGMT inhibition could suppress the proliferation, invasion, migration and autophagy and promote the apoptosis of PanC-1/GEM cells in vitro and in vivo. PVT1 silencing may affect the PanC-1/GEM cells through changing the MGMT expression by inhibiting the SHH/GLI signaling pathway.


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Antimetabólitos Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Metilases de Modificação do DNA/biossíntese , Metilases de Modificação do DNA/genética , Enzimas Reparadoras do DNA/biossíntese , Enzimas Reparadoras do DNA/genética , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/biossíntese , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Animais , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Metilases de Modificação do DNA/antagonistas & inibidores , Enzimas Reparadoras do DNA/antagonistas & inibidores , Desoxicitidina/farmacologia , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Invasividade Neoplásica , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Purinas/farmacologia , Purinas/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/antagonistas & inibidores , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Br J Cancer ; 123(5): 709-713, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32641867

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic epicentre has moved to the USA and Europe, where it is placing unprecedented demands on healthcare resources and staff availability. These service constraints, coupled with concerns relating to an increased incidence and severity of COVID-19 among patients with cancer, should lead to re-consideration of the risk-benefit balance for standard treatment pathways. This is of particular importance to pancreatic cancer, given that standard diagnostic modalities such as endoscopy may be restricted, and that disease biology precludes significant delays in treatment. In light of this, we sought consensus from UK clinicians with an interest in pancreatic cancer for management approaches that would minimise patient risk and accommodate for healthcare service restrictions. The outcomes are described here and include recommendations for treatment prioritisation, strategies to bridge to later surgical resection in resectable disease and factors that modify the risk-benefit balance for treatment in the resectable through to the metastatic settings. Priority is given to strategies that limit hospital visits, including through the use of hypofractionated precision radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy treatment approaches.


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Betacoronavirus , Consenso , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/radioterapia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Incidência , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Quarentena/métodos , Risco , Reino Unido/epidemiologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(8): 4445-4455, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32727774

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To examine interferon (IFN) signaling pathways in human pancreatic cancer cells and their therapeutic application for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the effects of IFNα on cytotoxicity, migration, as well as on the levels of toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling pathway-associated genes expression in pancreatic cancer cells. We also examined the additive effects of IFNα and poly(I-C) on tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-induced cytotoxicity. We performed transcriptome analysis (RNA-Seq) of clinical samples and compared the profile between pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias (PanINs) and PDACs. RESULTS: IFNα suppressed cell viability and cell migration, and affected TLR signaling pathways, in pancreatic cancer cells. TLR3 is one of the potential genes involved in IFN-treated pancreatic cancer cells. Furthermore, similar to IFN, extracellular addition of poly(I-C) enhanced TKI-induced cytotoxicity in pancreatic cancer cells. RNA-Seq analysis demonstrated that IFN signaling is one of the potential pathways involved in the progression of PanIN to PDAC. CONCLUSION: IFN signaling may be involved in the development of PDAC. Treatments that target the IFN and TLR3 signaling pathways may be therapeutic options against PDAC.


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Carcinoma in Situ/genética , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Interferons/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Poli I-C/farmacologia , Receptores Toll-Like/genética , Idoso , Carcinoma in Situ/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma in Situ/metabolismo , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(7): 3659-3667, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620605

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BACKGROUND/AIM: FOLFIRINOX [fluorouracil (5-FU), irinotecan, oxaliplatin] and gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel are standard treatments for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Despite efficacy rates of less than 32%, evidence is lacking to guide the use of one drug over the other. Herein, we compared the sensitivity of patient-derived PDAC cell lines to each of these regimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Changes in the growth of 19 low-passage patient-derived PDAC cell lines were evaluated in response to treatment with FOLFIRINOX and gemcitabine plus paclitaxel (Gem-Pac). RESULTS: Six cell lines exhibited optimal sensitivity (high EMax and low GI50) to FOLFIRINOX and three cell lines exhibited optimal sensitivity to Gem-Pac. Several cell lines that were optimally sensitive to one drug regimen exhibited very poor response to the other. CONCLUSION: Further characterization of cancer cells exhibiting preferential sensitivity to each of these regimens may allow the identification of biomarkers to guide the selection of appropriate chemotherapy for a given patient.


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Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Desoxicitidina/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Fluoruracila/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Irinotecano/uso terapêutico , Leucovorina/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Oxaliplatina/uso terapêutico
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Anticancer Res ; 40(7): 3995-4000, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620643

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We present here the case of a 39-year-old man with metastatic pancreatic carcinoma receiving chemotherapy with the combination of gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel as part of a clinical trial. Despite an impressive response to therapy, he ultimately developed profound anasarca, renal insufficiency, progressive cytopenias, and malignant hypertension 6 months into his treatment course. The diagnosis of gemcitabine-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (G-TMA) was made based on renal biopsy, and receipt of the anti-C5 monoclonal antibody eculizumab proved successful at reversing his deteriorating clinical course and improving his laboratory parameters. This case illustrates the importance of recognizing this rare but serious complication, and highlights one potential therapeutic option that can be used in the appropriate clinical context.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antimetabólitos Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Inativadores do Complemento/uso terapêutico , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Microangiopatias Trombóticas/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Albuminas/uso terapêutico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Desoxicitidina/efeitos adversos , Evolução Fatal , Humanos , Masculino , Paclitaxel/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Microangiopatias Trombóticas/induzido quimicamente
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Anticancer Res ; 40(7): 4011-4015, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620645

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this monocentric study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a polychemotherapy regimen based on gemcitabine, docetaxel, capecitabine, cisplatin (PDGX) as second-line for advanced pancreatic cancer after FOLFIRINOX. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients received FOLFIRINOX as first-line regimen were retrospectively identified between January 2016 and January 2019. After disease progression or unacceptable toxicity, patients eligible for second-line therapy were treated in our center by PDGX. RESULTS: During this period, 18 patients received PDGX regimen as second-line therapy. Main grade 3 toxicities were hematologic, which required dose adaptation in 14/18 patients. No toxic death was observed. Median second-line progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were 2,91 and 5,3 months, respectively. Total OS from the initiation of first-line was and 11,9 months. CONCLUSION: Second-line PDGX regimen after FOLFIRINOX failure is feasible, with notable toxicity profile and is associated with poor clinical outcomes.


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Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Capecitabina/uso terapêutico , Cisplatino/uso terapêutico , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Docetaxel/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Adenocarcinoma/mortalidade , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Capecitabina/efeitos adversos , Cisplatino/efeitos adversos , Desoxicitidina/efeitos adversos , Desoxicitidina/uso terapêutico , Docetaxel/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Fluoruracila/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Irinotecano/uso terapêutico , Leucovorina/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Oxaliplatina/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/mortalidade , Resultado do Tratamento
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Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi ; 58(7): 486-489, 2020 Jul 01.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32610415

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Neoadjuvant therapy has been proved beneficial in patients with non-metastatic pancreatic cancer and it has received unprecedented attention in past years. However, the clinical value of neoadjuvant therapy in resectable pancreatic cancer patients remains controversial.Although the NCCN guideline has recommended that resectable pancreatic cancer patients with high-risk factors should be given preoperative neoadjuvant therapy, there is no consensus on specific criteria, treatment options, treatment duration and timing of surgery.More high-level evidences are strongly required.Recently, the development of new technologies such as liquid biopsy and radiomics analysis for pancreatic cancer will also help to address some clinical problems.This article reviewed the developments and controversies in neoadjuvant therapy for resectable pancreatic cancer.


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Terapia Neoadjuvante/métodos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/cirurgia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Humanos
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Chem Biol Interact ; 327: 109142, 2020 Aug 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32610056

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Juglone and thymoquinone are cytotoxic to pancreatic cancer cells. The aim of this study was to investigate, using an analysis of isobolograms, the type and degree of interactions between juglone and thymoquinone on MIA PaCa-2 pancreatic cancer cells. Cell viability was evaluated using the MTT assay. Cell death was determined by flow cytometry. The IC50 value for juglone and TQ in combination was found to be 24.75 µM, which was higher than juglone or TQ alone. Juglone alone killed Mia Paca-2 cells by ferroptosis. At concentrations where 10, 20 or 50% of cells were affected, there existed a moderate antagonistic relationship between juglone and TQ as indicated by the combination index (CI) value determined by the Compusyn software. At concentrations that affected 75% and 90% of cells, there were nearly an additive effect with CI value of 1.09249 and 0.92391, respectively. Moderate synergism was only seen at concentration where 95% of cells were affected, and the corresponding concentration of juglone and TQ at that combination was 40.90 µM and 511.19 µM, respectively.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Benzoquinonas/farmacologia , Naftoquinonas/farmacologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Humanos
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Toxicol Appl Pharmacol ; 401: 115118, 2020 08 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32619553

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Glucocorticoid receptor (GR) modulates extensive biological and pathological processes including tumor progression through diverse mechanisms. The regulatory effects of dexamethasone (DEX), a synthetic glucocorticoid, as well as its interaction with GR have been recognized beyond hematologic cancers. In the present study, we investigated the anti-cancer efficacy of DEX and the correlation with GR in pancreatic cancer, a most aggressive malignancy threatening human health. The differential levels of GR expression were examined in two human pancreatic cancer cell lines, PANC-1 and SW1990, as well as in xenografts and patient tumor tissues. DEX significantly inhibited colony formation, migration, and tumor growth of PANC-1 cells expressing abundant GR. The underlying mechanisms involved suppression of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) phosphorylation and down-regulation of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). The anti-cancer effects of DEX were partially reversed by GR silencing or combinational administration of GR antagonist, RU486. The dose-dependent efficacy of DEX in tumor growth inhibition was also demonstrated in a GR-positive patient-derived xenograft model along with safety in mice. DEX was less potent, however, in SW1990 cells with poor GR expression. Our findings suggest that DEX effectively inhibits pancreatic tumor growth partially through GR activation. The potential correlation between GR expression and anti-cancer efficacy of DEX may have some clinical implications.


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Antineoplásicos Hormonais/uso terapêutico , Dexametasona/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/metabolismo , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto/métodos , Células A549 , Animais , Antineoplásicos Hormonais/farmacologia , Dexametasona/farmacologia , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Feminino , Glucocorticoides/farmacologia , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Carga Tumoral/fisiologia
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