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Yakugaku Zasshi ; 140(10): 1243-1249, 2020.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32999203

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Here the author describes the tumor-selective delivery of a fluorescence photosensitizing agent and an antitumor agent, based on the polymer effect of an N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) based copolymer, by utilizing the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect seen in solid tumors. Firstly, the tumor distribution of the photosensitizer, zinc-protoporphyrin IX (ZnPP), was significantly increased by conjugation with the HPMA polymer (P-ZnPP). The P-ZnPP suppressed tumor growth by local generation of cytotoxic singlet oxygen, and the tumor tissue was visualized by fluorescence upon light irradiation. Subsequently, a two-step mechanism for tumor selectivity was observed for the cytotoxic anthracycline, pirarubicin (THP), which conjugated the HPMA-based copolymer via a hydrazone bond (P-THP). The EPR-dependent accumulation of P-THP and the tumor-selective release of THP in the tumor tissues led to highly tumor-selective toxicity. Rapid cell uptake of THP compared to other anthracyclines, and deeper P-THP penetration of the tumor cell spheroid were attributed to the superior antitumor activity of P-THP. The molecular weight of P-THP affected its antitumor activity; oligomeric P-THP derivatives with higher molecular weights, DP-THP and SP-THP, showed even higher antitumor activity. P-THP was effective for both implanted tumor and autochthonous tumor models. These results indicate that nano-sized anticancer drugs based on polymer effect are promising clinical therapeutics.


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Antineoplásicos , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Desenvolvimento de Medicamentos/métodos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes , Polímeros , Protoporfirinas , Animais , Antraciclinas/química , Antraciclinas/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/metabolismo , Doxorrubicina/análogos & derivados , Doxorrubicina/química , Doxorrubicina/metabolismo , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Metacrilatos/química , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Peso Molecular , Neoplasias/patologia , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/química , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/metabolismo , Protoporfirinas/química , Protoporfirinas/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4965, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009371

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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) can identify novel cancer targets. However, interpreting the molecular findings and accessing drugs/clinical trials is challenging. Furthermore, many tumors show resistance to monotherapies. To implement a precision strategy, we initiated a multidisciplinary (basic/translational/clinical investigators, bioinformaticians, geneticists, and physicians from multiple specialties) molecular tumor board (MTB), which included a project manager to facilitate obtaining clinical-grade biomarkers (blood/tissue NGS, specific immunohistochemistry/RNA expression including for immune-biomarkers, per physician discretion) and medication-acquisition specialists/clinical trial coordinators/navigators to assist with medication access. The MTB comprehensively reviewed patient characteristics to develop N-of-One treatments implemented by the treating physician's direction under the auspices of a master protocol. Overall, 265/429 therapy-evaluable patients (62%) were matched to ≥1 recommended drug. Eighty-six patients (20%) matched to all drugs recommended by MTB, including combinatorial approaches, while 38% received physician's choice regimen, generally with unmatched approach/low degree of matching. Our results show that patients who receive MTB-recommended regimens (versus physician choice) have significantly longer progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS), and are better matched to therapy. High (≥50%) versus low (<50%) Matching Score therapy (roughly reflecting therapy matched to ≥50% versus <50% of alterations) independently correlates with longer PFS (hazard ratio [HR], 0.63; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.50-0.80; P < 0.001) and OS (HR, 0.67; 95% CI, 0.50-0.90; P = 0.007) and higher stable disease ≥6 months/partial/complete remission rate (52.1% versus 30.4% P < 0.001) (all multivariate). In conclusion, patients who receive MTB-based therapy are better matched to their genomic alterations, and the degree of matching is an independent predictor of improved oncologic outcomes including survival.


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Neoplasias/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Criança , Pré-Escolar , DNA Tumoral Circulante/genética , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Genoma Humano , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Medicina de Precisão , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Cancer Sci ; 111(10): 3468-3477, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33044028

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The effectiveness of current chemotherapies for cancer is gradually progressing; however achieving a complete cure through chemotherapy is still difficult and has been the main goal in treatment of advanced cancer. Drug resistance is an issue in cancer therapy, therefore increasing numbers of investigations into drug resistance have focused on the characteristics of the cancer cells themselves. The interaction between the tumor microenvironment (TME) and cancer cells is also intimately involved in the development of drug resistance. Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are a predominant component of the TME and affect tumor progression by secreting soluble factors. This review summarizes the most up-to-date knowledge of CAFs and drug resistance in cancer, with a focus on factors secreted from CAFs including proteins, cytokines, extracellular vesicles, and metabolites. A perspective on the potential role of anti-CAF therapies in overcoming CAF-induced drug resistance is also discussed.


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Fibroblastos Associados a Câncer/metabolismo , Resistência a Medicamentos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Neoplasias/patologia , Microambiente Tumoral
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(Suppl 14): 364, 2020 Sep 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32998700

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BACKGROUND: Machine learning has been utilized to predict cancer drug response from multi-omics data generated from sensitivities of cancer cell lines to different therapeutic compounds. Here, we build machine learning models using gene expression data from patients' primary tumor tissues to predict whether a patient will respond positively or negatively to two chemotherapeutics: 5-Fluorouracil and Gemcitabine. RESULTS: We focused on 5-Fluorouracil and Gemcitabine because based on our exclusion criteria, they provide the largest numbers of patients within TCGA. Normalized gene expression data were clustered and used as the input features for the study. We used matching clinical trial data to ascertain the response of these patients via multiple classification methods. Multiple clustering and classification methods were compared for prediction accuracy of drug response. Clara and random forest were found to be the best clustering and classification methods, respectively. The results show our models predict with up to 86% accuracy; despite the study's limitation of sample size. We also found the genes most informative for predicting drug response were enriched in well-known cancer signaling pathways and highlighted their potential significance in chemotherapy prognosis. CONCLUSIONS: Primary tumor gene expression is a good predictor of cancer drug response. Investment in larger datasets containing both patient gene expression and drug response is needed to support future work of machine learning models. Ultimately, such predictive models may aid oncologists with making critical treatment decisions.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Aprendizado de Máquina , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Área Sob a Curva , Análise por Conglomerados , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Desoxicitidina/farmacologia , Desoxicitidina/uso terapêutico , Fluoruracila/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Curva ROC
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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi ; 42(8): 617-623, 2020 Aug 23.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32867451

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As a new type of anthracyclines, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) is widely used in the treatment of a variety of malignant tumors, including soft tissue sarcoma, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, multiple myeloma, and so on. Compared with traditional anthracyclines, PLD can significantly decrease the incidences of adverse events such as cardiac toxicity and alopecia. However, the use of PLD will be accompanied with toxic side effects such as hand-foot syndrome, oral mucositis, and infusion reaction. This consensus will mainly focus on the mechanism, prevention and treatment of adverse events of PLD, in order to improve the therapeutic efficacy of PLD and life quality of patients.


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Antibióticos Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Doxorrubicina/análogos & derivados , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos/prevenção & controle , Síndrome Mão-Pé/complicações , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Estomatite/complicações , Antibióticos Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Consenso , Doxorrubicina/efeitos adversos , Doxorrubicina/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Polietilenoglicóis/efeitos adversos , Polietilenoglicóis/uso terapêutico , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e22104, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957330

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INTRODUCTION: Smoking is well-known to increase cancer risk, particularly risk of lung cancer, and negatively affects efficacy of cancer treatment. However, recent evidence suggests that among cancer patients, paradoxically, smokers respond to treatment better than non-smokers. We propose to conduct a focused review and meta-analysis to compare response to drug treatment between smoking and non-smoking cancer patients. METHODS AND DESIGN: We will collect data from large clinical trials of therapies for cancer patients which have included smokers and non-smokers. We will search PubMed, PMC/ MEDLINE, SCOPUS, Embase, and the registries for clinical trials and four major clinical journals up to June 30, 2019. Search terms will be "Drug name" phase-3" or "Drug name" phase-III." Data collection will be focused on randomized clinical trials of cancer drugs that enrolled at least 100 participants and reporting treatment results from smoking and nonsmoking patients. Initial selection criteria will be clinical trial studies of drug treatment of 100 or more cancer patients, and reporting hazard ratios (HR) for smokers and non-smokers. Two persons will be searching such publications independently, or data will be provided, double checked, or confirmed by authors. Multiple sub-group analyses will be conducted by at least two persons to avoid bias or experimental errors. DISCUSSION: The results will clarify whether smoking and response to treatment of cancer are linked not. Our results may possibly identify drug/s that work better among cancer patients who are smokers. TRIAL REGISTRATION: PROSPERO registration number: CRD42019146402.


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Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Projetos de Pesquisa , Fumantes , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Humanos , Metanálise como Assunto , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1274: 203-222, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32894512

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The lipid kinases that generate the lipid signalling phosphoinositides have been established as fundamental signalling enzymes that control numerous aspects of how cells respond to their extracellular environment. In addition, they play critical roles in regulating membrane trafficking and lipid transport within the cell. The class I phosphoinositide kinases which generate the critical lipid signal PIP3 are hyperactivated in numerous human pathologies including cancer, overgrowth syndromes, and primary immunodeficiencies. The type III phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase beta isoform (PI4KB), which are evolutionarily similar to the class I PI3Ks, have been found to be essential host factors mediating the replication of numerous devastating pathogenic viruses. Finally, targeting the parasite variant of PI4KB has been established as one of the most promising strategies for the development of anti-malarial and anti-cryptosporidium strategies. Therefore, the development of targeted isoform selective inhibitors for these enzymes are of paramount importance. The first generation of PI3K inhibitors have recently been clinically approved for a number of different cancers, highlighting their therapeutic value. This review will examine the history of the class I PI3Ks, and the type III PI4Ks, their relevance to human disease, and the structural basis for their regulation and inhibition by potent and selective inhibitors.


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1-Fosfatidilinositol 4-Quinase/antagonistas & inibidores , Doenças do Sistema Imunitário/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Parasitárias/tratamento farmacológico , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Inibidores de Fosfoinositídeo-3 Quinase/uso terapêutico , Doenças da Imunodeficiência Primária/tratamento farmacológico , Viroses/tratamento farmacológico , 1-Fosfatidilinositol 4-Quinase/metabolismo , Animais , Humanos , Doenças do Sistema Imunitário/enzimologia , Neoplasias/enzimologia , Doenças Parasitárias/enzimologia , Inibidores de Fosfoinositídeo-3 Quinase/farmacologia , Doenças da Imunodeficiência Primária/enzimologia , Viroses/enzimologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4370, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873792

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BRAF kinase, a critical effector of the ERK signaling pathway, is hyperactivated in many cancers. Oncogenic BRAFV600E signals as an active monomer in the absence of active RAS, however, in many tumors BRAF dimers mediate ERK signaling. FDA-approved RAF inhibitors poorly inhibit BRAF dimers, which leads to tumor resistance. We found that Ponatinib, an FDA-approved drug, is an effective inhibitor of BRAF monomers and dimers. Ponatinib binds the BRAF dimer and stabilizes a distinct αC-helix conformation through interaction with a previously unrevealed allosteric site. Using these structural insights, we developed PHI1, a BRAF inhibitor that fully uncovers the allosteric site. PHI1 exhibits discrete cellular selectivity for BRAF dimers, with enhanced inhibition of the second protomer when the first protomer is occupied, comprising a novel class of dimer selective inhibitors. This work shows that Ponatinib and BRAF dimer selective inhibitors will be useful in treating BRAF-dependent tumors.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/antagonistas & inibidores , Sítio Alostérico/efeitos dos fármacos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Cristalografia por Raios X , Desenho de Fármacos , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Humanos , Imidazóis/farmacologia , Imidazóis/uso terapêutico , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/genética , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Mutação , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/química , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Multimerização Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Subunidades Proteicas/antagonistas & inibidores , Subunidades Proteicas/genética , Subunidades Proteicas/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/ultraestrutura , Piridazinas/farmacologia , Piridazinas/uso terapêutico , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4391, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873806

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Deep learning with Convolutional Neural Networks has shown great promise in image-based classification and enhancement but is often unsuitable for predictive modeling using features without spatial correlations. We present a feature representation approach termed REFINED (REpresentation of Features as Images with NEighborhood Dependencies) to arrange high-dimensional vectors in a compact image form conducible for CNN-based deep learning. We consider the similarities between features to generate a concise feature map in the form of a two-dimensional image by minimizing the pairwise distance values following a Bayesian Metric Multidimensional Scaling Approach. We hypothesize that this approach enables embedded feature extraction and, integrated with CNN-based deep learning, can boost the predictive accuracy. We illustrate the superior predictive capabilities of the proposed framework as compared to state-of-the-art methodologies in drug sensitivity prediction scenarios using synthetic datasets, drug chemical descriptors as predictors from NCI60, and both transcriptomic information and drug descriptors as predictors from GDSC.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Aprendizado Profundo , Processamento de Imagem Assistida por Computador/métodos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Teorema de Bayes , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais/métodos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Neoplasias/patologia , Análise de Sequência com Séries de Oligonucleotídeos
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N Engl J Med ; 383(13): 1207-1217, 2020 09 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32955176

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BACKGROUND: No therapies for targeting KRAS mutations in cancer have been approved. The KRAS p.G12C mutation occurs in 13% of non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) and in 1 to 3% of colorectal cancers and other cancers. Sotorasib is a small molecule that selectively and irreversibly targets KRASG12C. METHODS: We conducted a phase 1 trial of sotorasib in patients with advanced solid tumors harboring the KRAS p.G12C mutation. Patients received sotorasib orally once daily. The primary end point was safety. Key secondary end points were pharmacokinetics and objective response, as assessed according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), version 1.1. RESULTS: A total of 129 patients (59 with NSCLC, 42 with colorectal cancer, and 28 with other tumors) were included in dose escalation and expansion cohorts. Patients had received a median of 3 (range, 0 to 11) previous lines of anticancer therapies for metastatic disease. No dose-limiting toxic effects or treatment-related deaths were observed. A total of 73 patients (56.6%) had treatment-related adverse events; 15 patients (11.6%) had grade 3 or 4 events. In the subgroup with NSCLC, 32.2% (19 patients) had a confirmed objective response (complete or partial response) and 88.1% (52 patients) had disease control (objective response or stable disease); the median progression-free survival was 6.3 months (range, 0.0+ to 14.9 [with + indicating that the value includes patient data that were censored at data cutoff]). In the subgroup with colorectal cancer, 7.1% (3 patients) had a confirmed response, and 73.8% (31 patients) had disease control; the median progression-free survival was 4.0 months (range, 0.0+ to 11.1+). Responses were also observed in patients with pancreatic, endometrial, and appendiceal cancers and melanoma. CONCLUSIONS: Sotorasib showed encouraging anticancer activity in patients with heavily pretreated advanced solid tumors harboring the KRAS p.G12C mutation. Grade 3 or 4 treatment-related toxic effects occurred in 11.6% of the patients. (Funded by Amgen and others; CodeBreaK100 ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT03600883.).


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Mutação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/antagonistas & inibidores , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética
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ESMO Open ; 5(5)2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32978251

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BACKGROUND: Cancer seems to have an independent adverse prognostic effect on COVID-19-related mortality, but uncertainty exists regarding its effect across different patient subgroups. We report a population-based analysis of patients hospitalised with COVID-19 with prior or current solid cancer versus those without cancer. METHODS: We analysed data of adult patients registered until 24 May 2020 in the Belgian nationwide database of Sciensano. The primary objective was in-hospital mortality within 30 days of COVID-19 diagnosis among patients with solid cancer versus patients without cancer. Severe event occurrence, a composite of intensive care unit admission, invasive ventilation and/or death, was a secondary objective. These endpoints were analysed across different patient subgroups. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to analyse the association between cancer and clinical characteristics (baseline analysis) and the effect of cancer on in-hospital mortality and on severe event occurrence, adjusting for clinical characteristics (in-hospital analysis). RESULTS: A total of 13 594 patients (of whom 1187 with solid cancer (8.7%)) were evaluable for the baseline analysis and 10 486 (892 with solid cancer (8.5%)) for the in-hospital analysis. Patients with cancer were older and presented with less symptoms/signs and lung imaging alterations. The 30-day in-hospital mortality was higher in patients with solid cancer compared with patients without cancer (31.7% vs 20.0%, respectively; adjusted OR (aOR) 1.34; 95% CI 1.13 to 1.58). The aOR was 3.84 (95% CI 1.94 to 7.59) among younger patients (<60 years) and 2.27 (95% CI 1.41 to 3.64) among patients without other comorbidities. Severe event occurrence was similar in both groups (36.7% vs 28.8%; aOR 1.10; 95% CI 0.95 to 1.29). CONCLUSIONS: This population-based analysis demonstrates that solid cancer is an independent adverse prognostic factor for in-hospital mortality among patients with COVID-19. This adverse effect was more pronounced among younger patients and those without other comorbidities. Patients with solid cancer should be prioritised in vaccination campaigns and in tailored containment measurements.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Neoplasias/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Corticosteroides/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Bélgica/epidemiologia , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Feminino , Hospitalização , Humanos , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Prognóstico , Respiração Artificial , Fatores de Risco
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Life Sci ; 259: 118395, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32905830

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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(10): 5329-5341, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988851

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Investigation of the efficacy and mechanisms of human immuno-oncology agents has been hampered due to species-specific differences when utilizing preclinical mouse models. Peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) humanized mice provide a platform for investigating the modulation of the human immune-mediated antitumor response while circumventing the limitations of syngeneic model systems. Use of humanized mice has been stymied by model-specific limitations, some of which include the development of graft versus host disease, technical difficulty and cost associated with each humanized animal, and insufficient engraftment of some human immune subsets. Recent advances have addressed many of these limitations from which have emerged humanized models that are more clinically relevant. This review characterizes the expanded usage, advantages and limitations of humanized mice and provides insights into the development of the next generation of murine humanized models to further inform clinical applications of cancer immunotherapeutic agents.


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Imunidade Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunoterapia , Leucócitos Mononucleares/imunologia , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/imunologia , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/imunologia , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Leucócitos Mononucleares/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5399-5404, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988859

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate whether idarubicin (IDR) induces oxidative DNA damage in the presence of copper (II). MATERIALS AND METHODS: DNA damage was evaluated by pBR322 plasmid DNA cleavage. The formation of oxidative stress markers [O2 •- and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG)] was analysed. RESULTS: IDR induced DNA damage and O2 •- and 8-OHdG generation in the presence of copper (II). CONCLUSION: IDR induced oxidative DNA damage in the presence of copper (II). Since it has been reported that the concentration of copper in the serum of cancer patients is higher than that in healthy groups, IDR-induced oxidative DNA damage in the presence of copper (II) may play an important role in anticancer therapeutic strategies.


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Antraciclinas/farmacologia , Idarubicina/farmacologia , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Antraciclinas/química , Cobre/química , Dano ao DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Idarubicina/química , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/química , Superóxido Dismutase/genética
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1255: 165-173, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32949399

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PI3K inhibitors are a common area of research in finding a successful treatment of cancer. The PI3K pathway is important for cell growth, apoptosis, cell metabolism, cell survival, and a multitude of other functions. There are multiple isoforms of PI3K that can be broken down into three categories: class I, II, and III. Each isoform has at least one subunit that helps with the functionality of the isoform. Mutations found in the PI3K isoforms are commonly seen in many different types of cancer and the use of inhibitors is being tested to stop the cell survival of cancer cells. Individual PI3K inhibitors have shown some inhibition of the pathway; however, there is room for improvement. To better treat cancer, PI3K inhibitors are being combined with other pathway inhibitors. These combination therapies have shown better results with cancer treatments. Both the monotherapy and dual therapy treatments are still currently being studied and data collected to better understand cancer and other treatment options.


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Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/enzimologia , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/química , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Inibidores de Fosfoinositídeo-3 Quinase/farmacologia , Inibidores de Fosfoinositídeo-3 Quinase/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Isoformas de Proteínas/antagonistas & inibidores
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