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Medicina (B Aires) ; 79(4): 265-270, 2019.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31487245

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Malignant melanoma (MM) is the more aggressive form of skin cancer with a mortality rate in Argentina 1997-2001 = 1.1/100 000 in men and 0.6 in women. BRAF proto-oncogene is focus of intense research; its mutation is one of the main tumor promoters and occurs in approximately 50% of MM. Several drugs with clinical activity on BRAF mutations have been approved. The aim of the study is to evaluate the mutational status of BRAF (exon 15) in cutaneous MM biopsies and its relationship with histopathological characteristics. We carried out an observational, retrospective study of samples fixed in formaldehyde and paraffin embedded; reviewing age, sex, diagnosis, histopathological data, tumor size and percentage, viability for molecular analysis and melanin presence. We evaluated BRAF mutations with PCR/Sanger sequencing. For statistics we used Student's t test, Chi square, Wilcoxon and Fisher's exact test. We were able to purify and sequence 76% (38/49) samples, 13/38 (34%) from women and 25/38 (66%) from men, the median age being 70 years. Most frequent location: thorax 14/35 (40%). Histological type: Superficial spreading 18/38 (47%). Clark's levels, 11/38 (29%): I-II and 27/38 (71%): III, IV and V. Breslow's median: 1.6 mm. Radial growth phase 11/38 (29%) and 27/38 (71%) vertical. Presented mutations 16/38 (42%). As reported by other authors, no association was found between the mutational state of exon 15 and clinical or histopathological parameters.


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Melanoma/genética , Mutação/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Melanoma/patologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Estudos Retrospectivos , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia
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Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi ; 48(9): 682-687, 2019 Sep 08.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31495087

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Objective: To investigate the clinicopathological significance of BRAF V600E and CTNNB1 gene mutations in adamantinomatous craniopharyngiomas (ACP) and papillary craniopharyngiomas (PCP). Methods: The retrospective study included a total of 67 craniopharyngiomas diagnosed from October 2009 to August 2018 at Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University. The immunohistochemical staining for ß-catenin and BRAF V600E expression, Sanger sequencing of exon 3 of CTNNB1, BRAF mutation analysis by scorpions amplification refractory mutation system (ARMS) fluorescence quantitative PCR were performed. Univariate survival analysis was used to correlate with tumor recurrence. Results: Of the 67 patients, 53 were ACPs and 14 were PCPs. Four patients underwent multiple operations and one of them presented with malignant transformation into squamous cell carcinoma. Histologically, ACPs were characterized by whorl-like cell clusters, peripheral palisaded layer, stellate reticulum, finger-shaped protrusions, ghost cells and wet keratinous substances. While PCPs usually consisted of mature squamous epithelium associated with fibrovascular stroma resulting in papillary appearance. The nuclear immunopositivity for ß-catenin was observed in 73.6% (39/53) of ACPs, and it was absent in PCPs (0/14). The nuclear translocation of ß-catenin usually presented at whorl-like structures or around ghost cells. Of all the cases, mutations analysis in exon 3 of ß-catenin gene CTNNB1 were successful in 46 cases and 42.1% (16/38) of ACP showed CTNNB1 gene mutation, while none of the PCPs harbored CTNNB1 gene mutation (0/8). The cytoplasmic immunopositivity for BRAF V600E mutant protein was found in all PCPs (14/14) and negative in all ACPs (0/53). ARMS-PCR results showed that BRAF V600E mutations were observed in 13/14 of PCPs but not seen in ACPs (0/53). Follow-up data were available in 35 patients with duration of 2 to 120 months. Ten patients experienced recurrences after the first surgery. Upon univariate survival analysis, only subtotal excision was found to be associated with increased recurrence (P=0.032), while pathological type, postoperative radiotherapy and CTNNB1 gene mutation were not (P>0.05). Conclusions: There is significant difference in the expression of BRAF V600E and CTNNB1 genes between ACP and PCP, and their immunohistochemical and molecular detection therefore can be used in the diagnosis and differential diagnoses of craniopharyngiomas.


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Craniofaringioma , Neoplasias Hipofisárias , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , beta Catenina/genética , Craniofaringioma/genética , Humanos , Mutação , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia , Neoplasias Hipofisárias/genética , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao ; 41(4): 517-523, 2019 Aug 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31484615

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To analyze the potential associations of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration(FNA),BRAF V600E gene mutation detection,and the combination of these two techniques with the clinicopathological features of papillary thyroid cancer(PTC). Methods Patients with PTC confirmed by surgery from April 2016 to July 2017 were included in this study.The relationship between clinicopathological features and BRAF V600E mutation,FNA results,and the combination of them were explored. Results The sensitivity of FNA was 86.3%(227/263)and the mutation rate of BRAF V600E was 85.9%(226/263)in 263 patients with PTC.The mutation rate of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma(PTMC)was 91.1%(153/168)and that of non-PTMC was 76.8%(73/95).A total of 225 patients underwent lymph node dissection.The lymph node metastasis rate was 35.6%(80/225),and it was 23.8%(34/143)in PTMC,56.1%(46/82)in non-PTMC;in addition,9.9%(26/263)of PTC patients had extracapsular invasion.BRAF V600E mutation rate was higher in patients with the following features:aged over 45 years(P=0.043);the tumor was FNA diagnosed as malignant or suspected malignant(P=0.011);the tumor had a maximum diameter of ≤1 cm(P=0.001);and the primary tumor was in stage T1(P=0.039);however,there was no significant difference in BRAF V600E mutation rate among patients with different sex,capsule invasion,or lymph node metastasis.The diagnostic sensitivity of FNA was not statistically different under different clinical and pathological characteristics.The clinicopathologic features of FNA and BRAF V600E double-positive patients were not significantly different from those of other patients. Conclusion FNA-confirmed malignancy,BRAF V600E gene mutation,and their double-positive results are not correlated with the invasive pathological features of PTC,and thus their roles in guiding an extended operation(or not)are limited.


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Biópsia por Agulha Fina , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/diagnóstico , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Mutação , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/genética , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2919, 2019 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266962

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Oncogenic mutations in KRAS or BRAF are frequent in colorectal cancer and activate the ERK kinase. Here, we find graded ERK phosphorylation correlating with cell differentiation in patient-derived colorectal cancer organoids with and without KRAS mutations. Using reporters, single cell transcriptomics and mass cytometry, we observe cell type-specific phosphorylation of ERK in response to transgenic KRASG12V in mouse intestinal organoids, while transgenic BRAFV600E activates ERK in all cells. Quantitative network modelling from perturbation data reveals that activation of ERK is shaped by cell type-specific MEK to ERK feed forward and negative feedback signalling. We identify dual-specificity phosphatases as candidate modulators of ERK in the intestine. Furthermore, we find that oncogenic KRAS, together with ß-Catenin, favours expansion of crypt cells with high ERK activity. Our experiments highlight key differences between oncogenic BRAF and KRAS in colorectal cancer and find unexpected heterogeneity in a signalling pathway with fundamental relevance for cancer therapy.


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Neoplasias do Colo/enzimologia , Mucosa Intestinal/enzimologia , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética , Mutação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética , Especificidade da Espécie
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(28): e16343, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31305422

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To estimate the BRAFV600E mutation frequency in Chinese patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), and the diagnostic value of BRAFV600E mutation status in thyroid nodules with indeterminate TBSRTC categories.A total of 4875 consecutive samples for thyroid ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and BRAF mutation analysis were collected from patients at Jiangsu Province Hospital on Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine. Among all the cases, 314 underwent thyroidectomy. According to TBSRTC categories, FNAC was performed for a preoperative diagnosis. ROC of the subject was constructed to evaluate the diagnostic value of these 2 methods and their combination.BRAF mutation in FNAC of thyroid nodules occurred in 2796 samples (57.35%). Of 353 nodule samples from 314 patients with thyroid operation, 333 were pathologically diagnosed as PTC. Of these PTC patients, 292 (87.69%) were found to have BRAF mutation in their preoperative FNAC. In 175 cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules, BRAF mutation identified 88% of PTC. According to ROC data, BRAF mutation testing had an obviously higher sensitivity (87.69%) and specificity (100.00%) than TBSRTC. Combining BRAF mutation testing and TBSRTC achieved the largest AUC (0.954). For 41 PTC with a negative BRAF mutation in preoperative evaluation, the repeated BRAF mutation testing found out 12 samples with BRAF mutation. The true BRAF mutation rate of Chinese PTC patients was 91.29%.Chinese patients with PTC have a higher frequency of BRAF mutation. The BRAF mutation testing affords a high diagnostic value in thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology.


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Mutação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/diagnóstico , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/metabolismo , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Biópsia por Agulha Fina , Criança , China , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/metabolismo , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/genética , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/patologia , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/terapia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/genética , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/terapia , Tireoidectomia , Ultrassonografia de Intervenção , Adulto Jovem
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Clin Nucl Med ; 44(8): e465-e471, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31274625

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Bone metastasis (BM) in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is the second most common site of metastasis after lung. Bone metastases are associated with worse prognosis in DTC. In this study, we examined risk factors for overall survival in patients with BM and for the first time explore the pattern of genomic alterations in DTC BM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant, institutional review board-approved retrospective evaluation of the medical record was performed for all patients treated at a single institution for thyroid cancer over a 16-year period. Seventy-four patients met inclusion criteria. Multiple prognostic factors including age, sex, genes, radioactive iodine, and radiation or kinase inhibitor therapies were analyzed. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed. RESULTS: Treatment with external beam radiation was found to significantly increase survival (P = 0.03). The 5-year survival rate was 59% and median survival was 92 months. Patients who developed bone metastasis earlier tend to live longer (P = 0.06). The presence of TERT and BRAF mutations did not significantly worsen the prognosis (P = 0.10). CONCLUSION: Patients with DTC can benefit from early treatment with external beam radiation therapy, especially those who develop bone metastasis within 3 years of primary TC diagnosis. Kinase inhibitor treatment tended to prolong survival but not in a statistically significant manner. Sex, age, and TERT or BRAF genetic mutations did not significantly affect the prognosis.


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Neoplasias Ósseas/genética , Neoplasias Ósseas/secundário , Genômica , Atenção Terciária à Saúde , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias Ósseas/diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Prognóstico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Cancer Sci ; 110(9): 2748-2759, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31301081

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In hepatocarcinogenesis induced by diethylnitrosamine (DEN) in B6C3F1 mice, the BrafV637E mutation, corresponding to the human BRAFV600E mutation, plays a pivotal role. The livers of transgenic mice with a hepatocyte-specific human BRAFV600E mutation weighed 4.5 times more than that of normal mice and consisted entirely of hepatocytes, resembling DEN-induced preneoplastic hepatocytes. However, these transgenic mice spontaneously died 7 wk after birth, therefore this study aimed to clarify the causes of death. In the transgenic mice, the liver showed thrombopoietin (TPO) overexpression, which is associated with eventual megakaryocytosis and thrombocytosis, and activated platelets were deposited in hepatic sinusoids. TPO was also overexpressed in the DEN-induced hepatic tumors, and sinusoidal platelet deposition was observed in the hepatic tumors of humans and mice. Podoplanin was expressed in some of the Kupffer cells in the liver of the transgenic mice, indicating that platelet activation occurred via the interaction of podoplanin with C-type lectin receptor 2 (CLEC-2) on the platelet membrane. Additionally, erythrocyte dyscrasia and glomerulonephropathy/interstitial pneumonia associated with platelet deposition were observed. In the transgenic mice, aspirin (Asp) administration prevented platelet activation, reduced the liver/body weight ratio, decreased the platelet deposition in the liver, kidney, and lung, and prevented erythrocyte dyscrasia and ameliorated the renal/pulmonary changes. Thrombopoietin overproduction by BRAFV600E-mutated hepatocytes may contribute to hepatocyte proliferation via thrombocytosis, platelet activation, and the interaction of platelets with hepatic sinusoidal cells, while hematologic, renal, and pulmonary disorders due to aberrant platelet activation may lead to spontaneous death in the transgenic mice.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas Experimentais/patologia , Fígado/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Trombopoetina/metabolismo , Animais , Biópsia , Plaquetas/patologia , Medula Óssea/patologia , Capilares/patologia , Carcinógenos/administração & dosagem , Carcinógenos/toxicidade , Proliferação de Células/genética , Dietilnitrosamina/administração & dosagem , Dietilnitrosamina/toxicidade , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Hepatectomia , Hepatócitos/patologia , Humanos , Fígado/irrigação sanguínea , Fígado/citologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas Experimentais/induzido quimicamente , Neoplasias Hepáticas Experimentais/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Ativação Plaquetária/genética , Cultura Primária de Células , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/metabolismo , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3955-3959, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262927

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BACKGROUND: Spindle cell oncocytoma (SCO) is a rare non-neuroendocrine neoplasm of the pituitary gland. In general, surgical excision and radiation therapy is performed. However, local recurrences are frequently seen, requiring repeated surgical and radio-oncological interventions. Thus, mutational analysis of the tumor and targeted therapy may represent a valuable therapy option in these patients. CASE REPORT: A 38-year-old female patient with past medical history of 6 surgeries (two transsphenoidal and four transcranial), radiation therapy, and chemoradiation therapy due to several recurrences of a SCO, presented for follow-up imaging. MRI of the brain showed growth of a tumor in the right parasellar region consistent with a new local recurrence, which due to its size and location was considered to be not resectable. Molecular analysis of a previously surgically removed tumor showed a BRAF V600E mutation and thus, combined targeted inhibition of the MAPK/ERK signaling pathway using a BRAF inhibitor and a MEK inhibitor was started. Due to drug-induced panniculitis, MEK inhibitor had to be stopped and BRAF inhibitor only was continued, which was well tolerated by the patient. Subsequent imaging revealed tumor regression already four weeks after therapy initiation and no disease progression has been observed to date. CONCLUSION: A SCO patient with BRAF V600E mutation was successfully treated using targeted inhibition of the MAPK/ERK signaling pathway. Under therapy, tumor regression was observed and the patient has been free of progressive disease for more than two years now. Thus, mutational analysis and targeted inhibition may offer an effective treatment option for SCO patients, while potential side-effects to this therapy, like observed in our case, can occur and needs to be adequately treated.


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Adenoma Oxífilo/tratamento farmacológico , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/efeitos dos fármacos , Paniculite/induzido quimicamente , Neoplasias Hipofisárias/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Adenoma Oxífilo/genética , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Mutação , Paniculite/genética , Neoplasias Hipofisárias/genética
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Nat Med ; 25(6): 929-935, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31171876

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Melanoma treatment has progressed in the past decade with the development and approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting programmed death 1 (PD-1) or its ligand (PD-L1) and cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4, as well as small molecule inhibitors of BRAF and/or MEK for the subgroup of patients with BRAFV600 mutations1-9. BRAF/MEK-targeted therapies have effects on the tumor microenvironment that support their combination with PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors10-20. This phase Ib study (ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT01656642 ) evaluated the safety and anti-tumor activity of combining atezolizumab (anti-PD-L1) with vemurafenib (BRAF inhibitor), or cobimetinib (MEK inhibitor) + vemurafenib, in patients with BRAFV600-mutated metastatic melanoma. Triple combination therapy with atezolizumab + cobimetinib + vemurafenib, after a 28-d run-in period with cobimetinib + vemurafenib, had substantial but manageable toxicity. Exploratory biomarker data show that the cobimetinib + vemurafenib run-in was associated with an increase in proliferating CD4+ T-helper cells but not with an increase in T-regulatory cells, as observed in the vemurafenib-only run-in period. The confirmed objective response rate was 71.8% (95% confidence interval 55.1-85.0). The estimated median duration of response was 17.4 months (95% confidence interval 10.6-25.3) with ongoing response in 39.3% of patients after 29.9 months of follow-up. Further investigation in a phase III trial is underway.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Melanoma/tratamento farmacológico , Melanoma/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Neoplasias Cutâneas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Anticorpos Monoclonais/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Azetidinas/administração & dosagem , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Estudos de Coortes , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , MAP Quinase Quinase Quinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Melanoma/secundário , Mutação , Piperidinas/administração & dosagem , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/antagonistas & inibidores , Vemurafenib/administração & dosagem
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Nat Med ; 25(6): 941-946, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31171878

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Blocking programmed death 1 (PD-1) may enhance the durability of anti-tumor responses that are induced by the combined inhibition of BRAF and MEK1. Here we performed a randomized phase 2 trial ( NCT02130466 ), in which patients with treatment-naive BRAFV600E/K-mutant, advanced melanoma received the BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib and the MEK inhibitor trametinib together with the PD-1-blocking antibody pembrolizumab (triplet; n = 60) or placebo (doublet; n = 60). The primary end point of progression-free survival was numerically improved in the triplet group-16.0 months-compared with 10.3 months in the doublet group (hazard ratio, 0.66; P = 0.043); however, the trial did not reach the planned benefit for a statistically significant improvement. Median duration of response was 18.7 months (95% confidence interval, 10.1-22.1) and 12.5 months (95% confidence interval, 6.0-14.1); 59.8 and 27.8% of responses were estimated to have lasted for more than 18 months for triplet and doublet treatment, respectively. Grade 3-5 treatment-related adverse events occurred in 58.3 and 26.7% of patients treated with triplet and doublet therapies, respectively, which were most commonly fever, increased transaminase levels and rash. One patient who received triplet therapy died of pneumonitis. In summary, triplet therapy with dabrafenib, trametinib and pembrolizumab conferred numerically longer progression-free survival and duration of response with a higher rate of grade 3/4 adverse events compared with the doublet therapy of dabrafenib, trametinib and placebo.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Melanoma/tratamento farmacológico , Melanoma/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Neoplasias Cutâneas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Imidazóis/administração & dosagem , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , MAP Quinase Quinase Quinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Masculino , Melanoma/patologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Oximas/administração & dosagem , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/antagonistas & inibidores , Piridonas/administração & dosagem , Pirimidinonas/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Med ; 25(6): 936-940, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31171879

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Oncogene-targeted therapy with B-Raf proto-oncogene (BRAF) and mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK) inhibitors induces a high initial response rate in patients with BRAFV600-mutated melanoma, with a median duration of response of approximately 1 year1-3. Immunotherapy with antibodies to programmed death 1 (PD-1) produces lower response rates but with long response duration. Preclinical models suggest that combining BRAF and MEK inhibitors with PD-1 blockade therapy improves antitumor activity4-6, which may provide additional treatment options for patients unlikely to have long-lasting responses to either mode of therapy alone. We enrolled 15 patients with BRAFV600-mutated metastatic melanoma in a first-in-human clinical trial of dabrafenib, trametinib and pembrolizumab ( NCT02130466 ). Eleven patients (73%) experienced grade 3/4 treatment-related adverse events, the most common being elevation of liver function tests and pyrexia, most of which resolved with drug interruption or discontinuation of either the anti-PD-1 antibody or the targeted therapy combination. Eleven patients (73%; 95% confidence interval = 45-92%) had an objective response, and six (40%; 95% confidence interval = 16-68%) continued with a response at a median follow-up of 27 months (range = 10.3-38.4+ months) for all patients. This study suggests that this triple-combined therapy may benefit a subset of patients with BRAFV600-mutated metastatic melanoma by increasing the frequency of long-lasting antitumor responses.


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MAP Quinase Quinase Quinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Melanoma/tratamento farmacológico , Melanoma/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Neoplasias Cutâneas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Imidazóis/administração & dosagem , Imunoterapia , Masculino , Melanoma/secundário , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Oximas/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/administração & dosagem , Piridonas/administração & dosagem , Pirimidinonas/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Cutâneas/terapia , Adulto Jovem
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N Engl J Med ; 381(7): 626-636, 2019 08 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31166680

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BACKGROUND: Patients who have unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation have prolonged progression-free survival and overall survival when receiving treatment with BRAF inhibitors plus MEK inhibitors. However, long-term clinical outcomes in these patients remain undefined. To determine 5-year survival rates and clinical characteristics of the patients with durable benefit, we sought to review long-term data from randomized trials of combination therapy with BRAF and MEK inhibitors. METHODS: We analyzed pooled extended-survival data from two trials involving previously untreated patients who had received BRAF inhibitor dabrafenib (at a dose of 150 mg twice daily) plus MEK inhibitor trametinib (2 mg once daily) in the COMBI-d and COMBI-v trials. The median duration of follow-up was 22 months (range, 0 to 76). The primary end points in the COMBI-d and COMBI-v trials were progression-free survival and overall survival, respectively. RESULTS: A total of 563 patients were randomly assigned to receive dabrafenib plus trametinib (211 in the COMBI-d trial and 352 in the COMBI-v trial). The progression-free survival rates were 21% (95% confidence interval [CI], 17 to 24) at 4 years and 19% (95% CI, 15 to 22) at 5 years. The overall survival rates were 37% (95% CI, 33 to 42) at 4 years and 34% (95% CI, 30 to 38) at 5 years. In multivariate analysis, several baseline factors (e.g., performance status, age, sex, number of organ sites with metastasis, and lactate dehydrogenase level) were significantly associated with both progression-free survival and overall survival. A complete response occurred in 109 patients (19%) and was associated with an improved long-term outcome, with an overall survival rate of 71% (95% CI, 62 to 79) at 5 years. CONCLUSIONS: First-line treatment with dabrafenib plus trametinib led to long-term benefit in approximately one third of the patients who had unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation. (Funded by GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis; COMBI-d ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01584648; COMBI-v ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01597908.).


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Imidazóis/administração & dosagem , Melanoma/tratamento farmacológico , Oximas/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/administração & dosagem , Piridonas/administração & dosagem , Pirimidinonas/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Cutâneas/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Imidazóis/efeitos adversos , MAP Quinase Quinase Quinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Masculino , Melanoma/genética , Melanoma/mortalidade , Melanoma/secundário , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Oximas/efeitos adversos , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Piridonas/efeitos adversos , Pirimidinonas/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Cutâneas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Taxa de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
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Anticancer Res ; 39(6): 2845-2853, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31177122

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Recent studies have shown a marked increase of AT-rich interactive domain 3A (ARID3A) in colon cancer tissue compared to normal colon mucosa. However, the role of ARID3A has not yet been determined in rectal cancer. We, therefore, investigated the clinical relevance of ARID3A expression in patients with residual rectal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred thirty-four patients who underwent surgical resection for residual rectal cancer after NACRT were analyzed. ARID3A expression was evaluated using immunohistochemistry on whole-tissue sections. KRAS exon 2 (codons 12 and 13) and BRAF V600E mutation status were determined using polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS: ARID3A positivity was found in 91 cases (64.5%), and it correlated with absence of perineural invasion (p=0.031), longer disease-free survival (DFS) (p=0.048) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) (p=0.006). However, ARID3A positivity was not correlated with KRAS (p=0.231) or BRAF mutation status (p=0.577). In multivariate analysis, ARID3A positivity was independently associated with a favorable CSS (p=0.035), but not DFS (p=0.051). CONCLUSION: ARID3A positivity can predict favorable prognosis in patients with residual rectal cancer after NACRT.


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Quimiorradioterapia Adjuvante/métodos , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Neoplasia Residual/cirurgia , Neoplasias Retais/terapia , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Fluoruracila/administração & dosagem , Fluoruracila/uso terapêutico , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Leucovorina/administração & dosagem , Leucovorina/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Terapia Neoadjuvante , Neoplasia Residual/genética , Neoplasia Residual/metabolismo , Prognóstico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética , Neoplasias Retais/genética , Neoplasias Retais/metabolismo , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi ; 48(5): 373-377, 2019 May 08.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31104677

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Objective: To analyze the concordance of KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA gene mutations detected in plasma and matched tumor tissues in colorectal cancer patients, in order to provide good evidences to support plasma could be a potential surrogate of tumor tissue for gene mutation test. Methods: One hundred and seventy-five cases of colorectal cancer were collected at the First Hospital of Jilin University, from October 2016 to October 2017.There were 101 males and 74 females, their ages ranged from 28 to 85 years,with median age of 59 years. The KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA gene mutations in the plasma and paired tumor specimens of all patients were detected by next generation sequencing. Results: The results of tissue samples test were gold standard. Comparison of the four genes showed that concordance rates between plasma and tissue samples were 81.1%(Kappa=0.543), 99.4%(Kappa=0.886), 99.4% (Kappa=0.886) and 97.7%(Kappa=0.714) respectively for KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA. The plasma detection rates of these genes were related to tumor stage(P=0.001), but not to gender(P=0.468) and age(P=1.000) of patients. Conclusions: The study shows a high concordance of KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA gene mutations in plasma against mutation status in tumor tissue. In colorectal cancer, tumor tissue remains the best specimen for gene detection. However, patients from tumor tissue specimens cannot be obtained, especially those with advanced metastases, plasma can be used instead of tissue to detect the mutation status of KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA to guide targeted therapy.


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Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases , Neoplasias Colorretais , GTP Fosfo-Hidrolases , Proteínas de Membrana , Mutação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras) , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Feminino , GTP Fosfo-Hidrolases/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética
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Indian J Cancer ; 56(2): 176-179, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31062740

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Rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (RAS) and B-Raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1 (BRAF) are members of the same signaling pathway (RAS-RAF-mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in colorectal cancer (CRC). It is generally assumed that BRAF mutations are seen only with wild-type RAS in CRC. But RAS and BRAF are not mutually exclusive. We have identified concomitant BRAF and RAS mutations in seven patients. DNA was extracted from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor tissue and the mutation status of the RAS gene (exons 2, 3, 4) and BRAF (exon 15 V600, V597) was assessed using a polymerase chain reaction enzyme-linked mini sequence assay-based DNA sequencing method. Three patients harbored Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) with a codon 13 mutation (gly13asp) along with a BRAF variation of L597V in exon 15 (p. leu597val, c.1789C>G (CTA>GTA). Two patients harbored KRAS with codon 12 mutations; one harbored the gly12val mutation with a variation of leu597val in the BRAF exon 15 codon, the other harbored a gly12asp mutation with p. leu597val, c.1789C>G (CTA>GTA) in the BRAF exon 15 codon. One patient harbored a codon 117 mutation with a BRAF V600E mutation. The last patient harbored a NRAS exon 2 (gly12asp) mutation with the GGT/GAT, V600G mutation in the BRAF exon 15 codon. Consequently, concomitant KRAS and BRAF mutations are very rare. Although it is known that the survival of concomitant RAS/BRAF mutation carriers is generally poor, we have shown that survival of concomitant RAS/BRAF mutation carriers is variable.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Éxons , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Virchows Arch ; 475(1): 39-47, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31056731

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Our study was done in order to identify novel molecular markers to predict which locally advanced rectal cancers (LARCs) might be resistant to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT). Seventy-four patients with LARCs treated with nCRT were collected. Pathological evaluation after nCRT was performed according to the tumor regression grading (TRG) system. Next-generation sequencing kit including 279 exons of 59 genes was performed on Illumina Miseq Platform. Sanger sequencing was performed to confirm some mutations. Four of the tumors (4/74, 5.4%) had BRAF mutation, which presented in one TRG 2 tumor and three TRG 3 tumors but was not observed in TRG 0-1 tumors. Higher mutational frequency of BRAF gene in TRG 3 tumors (3/12, 25%) was found in comparison with the TRG 0-2 tumors (1/62, 1.6%; p = 0.012). Eight tumors (8/74, 10.8%) harbored SMAD4 mutations, which was mutated across all TRG groups. However, SMAD4 mutated more in TRG 3 tumors (4/12, 33.3%) compared with that in TRG 0-2 tumors (4/62, 6.5%; p = 0.020). The patients with BRAF-mutated LARCs had shorter progression-free survival (PFS) (p = 0.045) and shorter overall survival (OS) (p = 0.000) than the BRAF wild-type (WT) ones. The patients with SMAD4-mutated tumors had shorter PFS than the WT cases (p = 0.008). BRAF and SMAD4 genetic mutations might be important molecular markers to predict resistance to nCRT and poor prognosis in LARCs. More cases are needed to confirm these findings in the near future.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Quimiorradioterapia Adjuvante , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Mutação , Terapia Neoadjuvante , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Tolerância a Radiação/genética , Neoplasias Retais/terapia , Proteína Smad4/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Quimiorradioterapia Adjuvante/efeitos adversos , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Progressão da Doença , Éxons , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Taxa de Mutação , Terapia Neoadjuvante/efeitos adversos , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Fenótipo , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Neoplasias Retais/genética , Neoplasias Retais/mortalidade , Neoplasias Retais/patologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo
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J Surg Oncol ; 120(3): 423-430, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31134644

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BACKGROUND: A survival paradox of stage IIB/IIC and IIIA colon cancer has been consistently observed throughout revisions of the TNM system. This study aimed to understand this paradox with clinicopathological and molecular differences. METHODS: Clinicopathological characteristics of patients with pathologically confirmed stage IIB/IIC or IIIA colon cancer were retrospectively reviewed from a database. Publicly available molecular data were retrieved, and intrinsic subtypes were identified and subjected to gene sets enrichment analysis (GSEA). RESULTS: Among the 159 patients included in the clinicopathological analysis, those at stage IIB/IIC had worse 3-year disease-free and overall survival than those at stage IIIA (59.3% vs 91.7%, P < 0.001 and 82.7% vs 98.5%, P < 0.001, respectively), even after adjusting for confounding factors. Data of 95 patients were retrieved from public databases, demonstrating a higher frequency of the microsatellite instable subtype in stage IIB/IIC. The consensus molecular subtype distribution pattern differed between the groups. The GSEA further suggested the protumor inflammatory reaction might be more prominent in stage IIB/IIC. CONCLUSIONS: The survival paradox in colon cancer was confirmed and appears to be a multifactorial phenomenon not attributed to a single clinicopathologic factor. However, the greater molecular heterogeneity in stage IIB/IIC could contribute to the poor prognosis.


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Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias do Colo/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias do Colo/mortalidade , Metilação de DNA , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Folia Neuropathol ; 57(1): 72-79, 2019.
Artigo em Polonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31038190

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Glioblastoma, the most malignant astrocytic tumour, is associated with limited survival and thus rare metastases. We analysed a particularly interesting case - a 51-year-old male diagnosed within 2 years with primary and recurrent glioblastoma, isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)-wild type, as well as with numerous extra-central nervous system (CNS) metastatic foci. Genetic material obtained from primary and recurrent tumours, as well as from pulmonary metastasis was analysed and compared at a molecular level. Next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis revealed BRAFV600E mutation, detected only in 2-5% of glioblastomas, in both the primary tumour and pulmonary metastases. Importantly, this mutation provides a possible therapeutic option as it constitutes a target for clinically approved inhibitors. This case study not only demonstrates a molecular comparison of primary, recurrent and metastatic glioblastoma, but also emphasizes the need for precise molecular diagnostics, which may facilitate treatment choice, especially in tumours currently lacking efficient treatment.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/patologia , Glioblastoma/genética , Glioblastoma/patologia , Metástase Neoplásica/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Lobo Temporal/patologia
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Neoplasma ; 66(4): 631-636, 2019 Jul 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31058533

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Because of the conflicting conclusions on BRAF mutations in the natural course of non-metastatic melanoma their prognostic significance is still controversial. The present study aims to assess the prevalence and prognostic significance of BRAF V600E mutation and apprehend its association with clinicopathologic features in stage I to III Turkish melanoma patients. A total of 93 adult stages I to III cutaneous primary melanoma patients were included in the study. BRAF V600E mutation was detected using the Real Time PCR. Median age was 52 years (range, 18 to 84) and 68.8% of the patients were men. Overall, BRAF V600E mutation was detected in 46.2% (43/93) of the patients. In stages I and II, trunk was the most frequently affected localization (47.1%) (p=0.05) and regression was found more prevalent in BRAF-mutant patients (38.5%) (p=0.05). Furthermore, males were predominant among stage III BRAF-mutant patients (80.8%) (p=0.05), and both superficially spreading histology subtype (45.0%) (p=0.05) and lower mitotic rate (36.4%) (p=0.02) also were more commonly associated with stage III BRAF-mutant patients. A significantly favorable relapse free survival was found in stage III node-positive BRAF-mutant patients (p=0.02), on the other hand BRAF status was not found to be associated with relapse free survival in stage I and stage II patients (p=0.3). Moreover, there was no overall survival association between stages and BRAF status (p=0.1 and p=0.2). In conclusion, there is no prognostic value of BRAF V600E mutation on overall survival in stage I-III melanoma patients, yet its presence might indicate a decreased risk for development of relapse and/or metastasis in stage III melanoma patients.


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Melanoma/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Adulto Jovem
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Drugs Today (Barc) ; 55(4): 247-264, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31050693

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BRAF is a constituent of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway, which serves to activate downstream MEK, and is one of the most commonly mutated oncogenes in human tumors. Indeed, BRAF V600 mutations are present in approximately 40% of metastatic melanoma tumors. Encorafenib (LGX-818, Braftovi) and binimetinib (MEK-162, Mektovi) are small-molecule inhibitors of BRAF and MEK, respectively. BRAF and MEK inhibitors have been shown to improve overall and progression-free survival among patients with metastatic melanoma. Of these inhibitors, encorafenib and binimetinib are the newest combination, which received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of BRAF V600E/K-mutated melanoma in June 2018. This review will focus on the preclinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and clinical utility of encorafenib and binimetinib in BRAF V600-mutated melanoma.


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Benzimidazóis/uso terapêutico , Carbamatos/uso terapêutico , Melanoma/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Sulfonamidas/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Melanoma/genética , Mutação , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/antagonistas & inibidores
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