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    Keywords: SURVIVAL ; carcinoma ; ACTIVATION ; protein expression ; EGFR ; C-MET ; GENE COPY NUMBER ; ALK ; TUMOR REGISTRY
    Abstract: BACKGROUND: CMET represents an emerging therapy target for monoclonal antibodies and tyrosine kinase inhibitors in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: We investigated CMET gene amplification status by fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) and CMET protein expression by immunohistochemistry in a large series of 209 NSCLC brain metastases (BM; 165 adenocarcinoma, 20 squamous cell carcinoma, 11 adenosquamous carcinomas, 11 large cell carcinomas and two large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas) and correlated our results to clinic-pathological parameters and molecular data from previous studies. RESULTS: We found CMET gene amplification in 36/167 (21.6%) and CMET protein expression in 87/196 (44.4%) of evaluable BM. There was a strong correlation between the presence of CMET gene amplification and CMET protein expression (P 〈 0.001, chi-square test). Furthermore, presence of CMET amplification correlated positively with presence of ALK amplifications (P = 0.039, chi-square test) and high HIF1 alpha index (P = 0.013, Mann-Whitney U-test). Neither CMET expression nor CMET gene amplification status correlated with patient outcome parameters or known prognostic factors. CONCLUSIONS: CMET overexpression and CMET amplification are commonly found in NSCLC BM and may represent a promising therapeutic target.
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 25039982
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    ISSN: 1432-0584
    Keywords: Key words Acute myelogenous leukemia ; Allogeneic marrow transplantation
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract  Between February 1982 and April 1995, 62 patients (37 male, 25 female) with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) with a median age of 32 years (19–51 years) received allogeneic marrow grafts from an HLA-identical sibling (n=60) or an HLA-mismatched family member (n=2). At the time of transplant, 35 patients were in first complete remission (CR), five in second CR, eight were primary refractory, eight were in untreated relapse and six in refractory relapse. The FAB subtypes were as follows: M1 (n=17), M2 (n=13), M3 (n=6), M4 (n=19), M5 (n=6), M6 (n=1). For conditioning most patients were given total body irradiation combined with cyclophosphamide (CY, n=50) or CY and busulfan (n=9). For graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis patients received cyclosporin A (CSA) and methotrexate (MTX) (n=32), MTX alone (n=12), CSA and methylprednisone (n=5), or CSA alone (n=13). As of April 1995, probability of leukemia-free survival projected at 10 years after BMT was 60% for patients transplanted in first CR compared with 10% for patients transplanted beyond first CR. Transplant-related mortality was 11% after BMT in first CR and 39% after BMT beyond first CR. Probability of relapse projected at 10 years after BMT is 32% for patients who received transplants in first CR and 81% for patients who received transplants beyond first CR. Thus, high-dose chemo/radiotherapy followed by allogeneic marrow infusion has a high curative potential for patients with AML who receive transplants in first CR and offers the chance of long-term disease-free survival for some patients with advanced disease.
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    ISSN: 1432-0584
    Keywords: Key words Acute myelogenous leukemia ; Stem-cell transplantation
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract  Between February 1982 and 1999, 118 consecutive patients (65 male, 53 female) with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), with a median age of 35 years (range 17–56 years), received stem-cell grafts from a human leukocyte antigen-identical sibling (n=71), one-antigen-mismatched family member (n=2), matched unrelated donor (n=15), one-antigen-mismatched unrelated donor (n=4) or an autologous (n=26) graft. At the time of transplant, 56 patients were in the first complete remission (CR), 27 in the second CR, 6 in untreated relapse, 17 in primary refractory, and 12 in refractory relapse. The French-American-British classification (FAB) subtypes were as follows: M1 (n=25), M2 (n=28), M3 (n=11), M4 (n=32), M5 (n=16), M6 (n=6). For conditioning, most patients underwent total body irradiation-containing regimens. As of 28 February, 1999, probability of leukemia-free survival (LFS) is 58% for patients after related and 45% after unrelated stem-cell transplantation (SCT). The probability of LFS is 70% for patients given allogeneic transplants in the first CR compared with 33% for those beyond the first CR at SCT. In autologous stem-cell graft recipients, the probability of LFS is 37%. Transplant-related mortality was 28% after related, 20% after unrelated, and 4% after autologous SCT. Probability of relapse for patients given related-donor stem-cell grafts in the first CR and beyond the first CR is 30% and 67%, 55% after unrelated and 63% after autologous stem-cell grafting. Thus, myeloablative therapy followed by allogeneic stem-cell infusion has a high curative potential for patients with AML in remission and offers substantial benefits to patients in advanced disease.
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