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Ignacio Gil Bazo

Publicaciones científicas más recientes (desde 2010)

Autores: Rolfo, C.; Cardona, A. F.; Cristofanilli, M. ; et al.
Revista: CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY
ISSN 1040-8428  Vol. 154  2020 
Autores: Rolfo, C.; Cardona, A. F.; Cristofanilli, M.; et al.
Revista: CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY
ISSN 1040-8428  Vol. 151  2020  págs. 102978
Precision medicine was born with the development of new diagnostic techniques and targeted drugs, yielding better outcomes in cancer care. With the evolution and increasing sensitivity for detecting oncogenic drivers, liquid biopsies (LBs), specifically cell-free DNA (cfDNA) analysis, have been proposed as a minimally-invasive technique for genomic profiling. Ranging from sequencing techniques to PCR-based methods and other more complex strategies, this approach, currently applicable in some solid tumors with robust evidence, is showing promising opportunities in other cancers. However, difficulties in validating their clinical utility exist within limitation at different levels among several techniques, reporting of the results, lack of appropriate clinical trial designs, and unknown economic impact. One of the aims of the ISLB is to create recommendations to develop reliable and sustainable diagnostic, prognostic and predictive tools using LBs. This paper is addressing these objectives, helping the healthcare providers and scientific community to understand the potential of LB.
Autores: Serrano, M. J., (Autor de correspondencia); Garrido-Navas, M. C.; Mochon, J. J. D.; et al.
Revista: CANCER DISCOVERY
ISSN 2159-8274  Vol. 10  Nº 11  2020  págs. 1635 - 1644
Despite major therapeutic progress, most advanced solid tumors are still incurable. Cancer interception is the active way to combat cancer onset, and development of this approach within high-risk populations seems a logical first step. Until now, strategies for the identification of high-risk subjects have been based on low-sensitivity and low-specificity assays. However, new liquid biopsy assays, "the Rosetta Stone of the new biomedicine ere with the ability to identify circulating biomarkers with unprecedented sensitivity, promise to revolutionize cancer management. This review focuses on novel liquid biopsy approaches and the applications to cancer interception. Cancer interception involves the identification of biomarkers associated with developing cancer, and includes genetic and epigenetic alterations, as well as circulating tumor cells and circulating epithelial cells in individuals at risk, and the implementation of therapeutic strategies to prevent the beginning of cancer and to stop its development. Large prospective studies are needed to confirm the potential role of liquid biopsy for early detection of precancer lesions and tumors.
Autores: Eguren Santamaría, Iñaki; Fernández de Sanmamed Gutiérrez, Miguel; Goldberg, S. B.; et al.
Revista: CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH
ISSN 1078-0432  Vol. 26  Nº 16  2020  págs. 4186 - 4197
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) have revolutionized the management of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, most pivotal phase III trials systematically excluded patients with active brain metastases, precluding the generalization of the results. Although theoretically restricted from crossing the blood-brain barrier, the novel pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic profiles of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 drugs have prompted studies to evaluate their activity in patients with NSCLC with active central nervous system (CNS) involvement. Encouraging results have suggested that ICI could be active in the CNS in selected patients with driver-negative advanced NSCLC with high PD-L1 expression and low CNS disease burden. Single-agent CNS response rates around 30% have been reported. Beyond this particular setting, anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies have been evaluated in patients receiving local therapy for brain metastases (BM), addressing concerns about potential neurologic toxicity risks associated with radiotherapy, more specifically, radionecrosis (RN). Accordingly, a variety of clinical and imaging strategies are being appropriately developed to evaluate tumor response and to rule out pseudoprogression or radionecrosis. Our purpose is to critically summarize the advances regarding the role of systemic anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies for the treatment of NSCLC BM. Data were collected from the PubMed database, reference lists, and abstracts from the latest scientific meetings. Recent reports suggest anti-PD-1/PD-L1 agents are active in a subset of patients with NSCLC with BM showing acceptable toxicity. These advances are expected to change soon the management of these patients but additional research is required to address concerns regarding radionecrosis and the appropriate sequencing of local and systemic therapy combinations.
Autores: Baraibar Argota, Iosune; Mezquita, L. ; Gil Bazo, Ignacio; et al.
Revista: CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY
ISSN 1040-8428  Vol. 148  2020  págs. 102906
Approximately 4% of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) present EGFR exon 20 in-frame insertions, accounting for 0.3 %-3.7 % of NSCLC. In addition, 2 %-4 % of patients with NSCLC harbor human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 gene (HER2) mutations, being the 90 % of them exon 20 insertions. These mutations confer intrinsic resistance to available EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and anti-HER2 treatments, as they result in steric hindrance of the drug-binding pocket. Therefore, no targeted therapies have been approved for NSCLC patients with EGFR or HER2 exon 20- activating mutations to date and remain an unmet clinical need. Promising efforts to novel treatment development have been made. Early data provide encouraging activity of novel drugs targeting EGFR and HER2 mutations in metastatic NSCLC. In this review we will summarize all the data reported to date about these driver molecular alterations and potential targeted therapies.
Autores: Jablonska, P. A., (Autor de correspondencia); Serrano Tejero, Diego; Calvo González, Alfonso; et al.
Revista: CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY
ISSN 1040-8428  Vol. 153  2020 
Due to improvements in systemic therapies and longer survivals, cancer patients frequently present with recurrent brain metastases (BM). The optimal therapeutic strategies for limited brain relapse remain undefined. We analyzed tumor control and survival in patients treated with salvage focal radiotherapy in our center. Thirty-three patients with 112 BM received salvage stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) for local or regional recurrences. Local progression was observed in 11 BM (9.8 %). After 1 year, 72 % of patients were free of distant brain failure, and the 2-year overall survival (OS) was 37.7 %. No increase in toxicity or neurologically related deaths were observed. The 2- and 3-year whole brain radiation therapy free survival (WFS) rates were 92.9 % and 77.4 %, respectively. Hence, focal radiotherapy is a feasible salvage of recurrent BM in selected group of patients with limited brain disease, achieving a maintained intracranial control and less neurological toxicity.
Autores: Eguren Santamaría, Iñaki; Fernández de Sanmamed Gutiérrez, Miguel; Gil Bazo, Ignacio (Autor de correspondencia)
Revista: JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1556-0864  Vol. 15  Nº 4  2020  págs. 489 - 492
Autores: Pros, E.; Saigi, M.; Alameda Serrano, Daniel; et al.
Revista: ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY
ISSN 0923-7534  Vol. 31  Nº 2  2020  págs. 274 - 282
BACKGROUND: The etiology and the molecular basis of lung adenocarcinomas (LuADs) in nonsmokers are currently unknown. Furthermore, the scarcity of available primary cultures continues to hamper our biological understanding of non-smoking-related lung adenocarcinomas (NSK-LuADs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We established patient-derived cancer cell (PDC) cultures from metastatic NSK-LuADs, including two pairs of matched EGFR-mutant PDCs before and after resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), and then performed whole-exome and RNA sequencing to delineate their genomic architecture. For validation, we analyzed independent cohorts of primary LuADs. RESULTS: In addition to known non-smoker-associated alterations (e.g. RET, ALK, EGFR, and ERBB2), we discovered novel fusions and recurrently mutated genes, including ATF7IP, a regulator of gene expression, that was inactivated in 5% of primary LuAD cases. We also found germline mutations at dominant familiar-cancer genes, highlighting the importance of genetic predisposition in the origin of a subset of NSK-LuADs. Furthermore, there was an over-representation of inactivating alterations at RB1, mostly through complex intragenic rearrangements, in treatment-naive EGFR-mutant LuADs. Three EGFR-mutant and one EGFR-wild-type tumors acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs and chemotherapy, respectively, and histology on re-biopsies revealed the development of small-cell lung cancer/squamous cell carcinoma (SCLC/LuSCC) transformation. These features were consistent with RB1 inactivation and acquired EGFR-T790M mutation or FGFR3-TACC3 fusion in EGFR-mutant tumors. CONCLUSIONS: We found recurrent alterations in LuADs that deserve further exploration. Our work also demonstrates that a subset of NSK-LuADs arises within cancer-predisposition syndromes. The preferential occurrence of RB1 inactivation, via complex rearrangements, found in EGFR-mutant tumors appears to favor SCLC/LuSCC transformation under growth-inhibition pressures. Thus RB1 inactivation may predict the risk of LuAD transformation to a more aggressive type of lung cancer, and may need to be considered as a part of the clinical management of NSK-LuADs patients.
Autores: Ajona Martínez-Polo, Daniel; Ortiz Espinosa, Sergio; Lozano Moreda, Teresa; et al.
Revista: NATURE CANCER
ISSN 2662-1347  Vol. 1  2020  págs. 75 - 85
Harnessing the immune system by blocking the programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) pathway has been a major breakthrough in non-small-cell lung cancer treatment. Nonetheless, many patients fail to respond to PD-1 inhibition. Using three syngeneic models, we demonstrate that short-term starvation synergizes with PD-1 blockade to inhibit lung cancer progression and metastasis. This antitumor activity was linked to a reduction in circulating insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and a downregulation of IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R) signaling in tumor cells. A combined inhibition of IGF-1R and PD-1 synergistically reduced tumor growth in mice. This effect required CD8 cells, boosted the intratumoral CD8/Treg ratio and led to the development of tumor-specific immunity. In patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, high plasma levels of IGF-1 or high IGF-1R expression in tumors was associated with resistance to anti-PD-1¿programmed death-ligand 1 immunotherapy. In conclusion, our data strongly support the clinical evaluation of IGF-1 modulators in combination with PD-1 blockade.
Autores: Macias Conde, Monica; Cañada Higueras, Eva María; Alegre Martínez, Estíbaliz; et al.
Revista: CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE
ISSN 1434-6621  Vol. 58  Nº 8  2020  págs. 1341 - 1348
Background: Genomic alterations studies in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) have increasing clinical use in oncology. Nextgeneration sequencing (NGS) technology provides the most complete mutational analysis, but nowadays limited data are available related to the comparison of results reported by different platforms. Here we compare two NGS panels for cfDNA: OncomineT Pan-Cancer Cell-Free Assay (Thermo Fisher Scientific), suitable for clinical laboratories, and Guardant360 (R) (GuardantHealth), with more genes targeted but only available in an outsourcing laboratory. Methods: Peripheral blood was obtained from 16 advanced cancer patients in which Guardant360 (R) (G360) was requested as part of their clinical assistance. Blood samples were sent to be analyzed with G360 panel, and an additional blood sample was drawn to obtain and analyze cfDNA with OncomineT Pan-Cancer (OM) panel in an Ion GeneStudio S5T System. Results: cfDNA analysis globally rendered 101 mutations. Regarding the 55/101 mutations claimed to be included by manufacturers in both panels, 17 mutations were reported only by G360, 10 only by OM and 28 by both. In those coincident cases, there was a high correlation between the variant allele fractions (VAFs) calculated with each panel (r = 0.979, p < 0.01). Regarding the six actionable mutations with an FDA-approved therapy reported by G360, one was missed with OM. Also, 12 mutations with clinical trials available were reported by G360 but not by OM. Conclusions: In summary, G360 and OM can produce different mutational profile in the same sample, even in genes included in both panels, which is especially important if these mutations are potentially druggable.
Autores: Baraibar Argota, Iosune; Román Moreno, Marta; Rodríguez Remírez, María; et al.
Revista: CANCERS
ISSN 2072-6694  Vol. 12  Nº 11  2020  págs. 31-69
Autores: Martinez-Terroba, E.; Behrens, C.; Agorreta Arrazubi, Jackeline (Autor de correspondencia); et al.
Revista: THORAX
ISSN 0040-6376  Vol. 74  Nº 4  2019  págs. 371 - 379
Introduction Prognostic biomarkers have been very elusive in the lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and none is currently being used in the clinical setting. We aimed to identify and validate the clinical utility of a protein-based prognostic signature to stratify patients with early lung SCC according to their risk of recurrence or death. Methods Patients were staged following the new International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) staging criteria (eighth edition, 2018). Three independent retrospective cohorts of 117, 96 and 105 patients with lung SCC were analysed to develop and validate a prognostic signature based on immunohistochemistry for five proteins. Results We identified a five protein-based signature whose prognostic index (PI) was an independent and significant predictor of disease-free survival (DFS) (p<0.001; HR=4.06, 95% CI 2.18 to 7.56) and overall survival (OS) (p=0.004; HR=2.38, 95% CI 1.32 to 4.31). The prognostic capability of PI was confirmed in an external multi-institutional cohort for DFS (p=0.042; HR=2.01, 95% CI 1.03 to 3.94) and for OS (p=0.031; HR=2.29, 95% CI 1.08 to 4.86). Moreover, PI added complementary information to the newly established IASLC TNM 8th edition staging system. A combined prognostic model including both molecular and anatomical (TNM) criteria improved the risk stratification in both cohorts (p<0.05). Conclusion We have identified and validated a clinically feasible protein-based prognostic model that complements the updated TNM system allowing more accurate risk stratification. This signature may be used as an advantageous tool to improve the clinical management of the patients, allowing the reduction of lung SCC mortality through a more accurate knowledge of the patient's potential outcome.
Autores: Garmendia, Irati; Pajares Villandiego, María José; Hermida-Prado, F.; et al.
Revista: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
ISSN 1073-449X  Vol. 200  Nº 7  2019  págs. 888 - 899
Rationale: The characterization of new genetic alterations is essential to assign effective personalized therapies in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Furthermore, finding stratification biomarkers is essential for successful personalized therapies. Molecular alterations of YES1, a member of the SRC (proto-oncogene tyrosine-protein kinase Src) family kinases (SFKs), can be found in a significant subset of patients with lung cancer.Objectives: To evaluate YES1 (v-YES-1 Yamaguchi sarcoma viral oncogene homolog 1) genetic alteration as a therapeutic target and predictive biomarker of response to dasatinib in NSCLC.Methods: Functional significance was evaluated by in vivo models of NSCLC and metastasis and patient-derived xenografts. The efficacy of pharmacological and genetic (CRISPR [clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats]/Cas9 [CRISPR-associated protein 9]) YES1 abrogation was also evaluated. In vitro functional assays for signaling, survival, and invasion were also performed. The association between YES1 alterations and prognosis was evaluated in clinical samples.
Autores: Figueroa Mora, María del Rocío; Alfonso Piérola, Ana; López-Picazo González, José María; et al.
Revista: CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1699-048X  Vol. 21  Nº 6  2019  págs. 805 - 809
PURPOSE: Thromboprophylaxis use among medical inpatients, including cancer patients, is suboptimal. We aimed to evaluate the impact of a novel multiscreen version (v2.0) of an e-alert system for VTE prevention in hospitalised cancer medical patients compared to the original software. METHODS: Prospective study including 989 consecutive adult cancer patients with high-risk of VTE. Patients were followed-up 30 days post-discharge. Two periods were defined, according to the operative software. RESULTS: E-alert v2.0 was associated with an increase in the use of LMWH prophylaxis (65.5% vs. 72.0%); risk difference (95% CI) 0.064 (0.0043-0.12). Only 16% of patients in whom LMWH prophylaxis was not prescribed lacked a contraindication. No significant differences in the rates of VTE (2.9% vs. 3.2%) and major bleeding (2.7% vs. 4.0%) were observed. CONCLUSIONS: E-alert v2.0 further increased the use of appropriate thromboprophylaxis in hospitalised cancer patients, although was not associated with a reduction in VTE incidence.
Autores: Roman, M.; López Erdozain, María Inés; Guruceaga Martínez, Elisabet; et al.
Revista: CANCER RESEARCH
ISSN 0008-5472  Vol. 79  Nº 3  2019  págs. 625 - 638
Because of the refractory nature of mutant KRAS lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) to current therapies, identification of new molecular targets is essential. Genes with a prognostic role in mutant KRAS LUAD have proven to be potential molecular targets for therapeutic development. Here we determine the clinical, functional, and mechanistic role of inhibitor of differentiation-1 (Id1) in mutant KRAS LUAD. Analysis of LUAD cohorts from TCGA and SPORE showed that high expression of Id1 was a marker of poor survival in patients harboring mutant, but not wild-type KRAS. Abrogation of Id1 induced G(2)-M arrest and apoptosis in mutant KRAS LUAD cells. In vivo, loss of Id1 strongly impaired tumor growth and maintenance as well as liver metastasis, resulting in improved survival. Mechanistically, Id1 was regulated by the KRAS oncogene through JNK, and loss of Id1 resulted in down-regulation of elements of the mitotic machinery via inhibition of the transcription factor FOSL1 and of several kinases within the KRAS signaling network. Our study provides clinical, functional, and mechanistic evidence underscoring Id1 as a critical gene in mutant KRAS LUAD and warrants further studies of Id1 as a therapeutic target in patients with LUAD. Significance: These findings highlight the prognostic significance of the transcriptional regulator Id1 in KRAS-mutant lung adenocarcinoma and provide mechanistic insight into how it controls tumor growth and metastasis.
Autores: Jang, J. H.; Janker, F. ; De Meester, I. ; et al.
Revista: CARCINOGENESIS
ISSN 0143-3334  Vol. 40  Nº 2  2019  págs. 324 - 334
CD26/dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) is a transmembrane protein which is expressed by various malignant cells. We found that the expression of CD26/DPP4 was significantly higher in lung adenocarcinoma samples in our own patient cohort compared to normal lung tissue. We therefore hypothesize that the inhibition of CD26/DPP4 can potentially suppress lung cancer growth. The CD26/DPP4 inhibitor vildagliptin was employed on Lewis Lung Carcinoma (LLC) cell line and a human lung adenocarcinoma (H460) cell line. Two weeks after subcutaneous injection of tumor cells into C57BL/6 and CD1/nude mice, the size of LLC and H460 tumors was significantly reduced by vildagliptin. Immunohistochemically, the number of macrophages (F4/80(+)) and NK cells (NKp46(+)) was significantly increased in vildagliptin-treated tumor samples. Mechanistically, we found in vitro that lung cancer cell lines expressed increased levels of surfactant protein upon vildagliptin treatment thereby promoting the pro-inflammatory activity of macrophages. By the depletion of macrophages with clodronate and by using NK cell deficient (IL-15(-/-)) mice, tumors reversed to the size of controls, suggesting that indeed macrophages and NK cells were responsible for the observed tumor-suppressing effect upon vildagliptin treatment. FACS analysis showed tumor-infiltrating NK cells to express tumor necrosis-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) which induced the intra-cellular stress marker gamma H2AX. Accordingly, we found upregulated gamma H2AX in vildagliptin-treated tumors and TRAIL-treated cell lines. Moreover, the effect of vildagliptin-mediated enhanced NK cell cytotoxicity could be reversed by antagonizing the TRAIL receptor. Our data provide evidence that the CD26/DPP4-inhibitor vildagliptin reduces lung cancer growth. We could demonstrate that this effect is exerted by surfactant-activated macrophages and NK cells that act against the tumor via TRAIL-mediated cytotoxicity.
Autores: Macias Conde, Monica; Alegre Martínez, Estíbaliz; Alkorta Aranburu, Gorka; et al.
Revista: DISEASE MARKERS
ISSN 0278-0240  Vol. 2019  Nº 7954921  2019  págs. 1 - 7
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutational testing in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is usually performed in tumor tissue, although cfDNA (cell-free DNA) could be an alternative. We evaluated EGFR mutations in cfDNA as a complementary tool in patients, who had already known EGFR mutations in tumor tissue and were treated with either EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) or chemotherapy. We obtained plasma samples from 21 advanced NSCLC patients with known EGFR tumor mutations, before and during therapy with EGFR-TKIs and/or chemotherapy. cfDNA was isolated and EGFR mutations were analyzed with the multiple targeted cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2. EGFR mutations were detected at baseline in cfDNA from 57% of patients. The semiquantitative index (SQI) significantly decreased from the baseline (median = 11, IQR = 9.5-13) to the best response (median = 0, IQR = 0-0, p < 0.01), followed by a significant increase at progression (median = 11, IQR = 11-15, p < 0.01) in patients treated with either EGFR-TKIs or chemotherapy. The SQI obtained with the cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2 did not correlate with the concentration in copies/mL determined by droplet digital PCR. Resistance mutation p.T790M was observed at progression in patients with either type of treatment. In conclusion, cfDNA multiple targeted EGFR mutation analysis is useful for treatment monitoring in tissue of EGFR-positive NSCLC patients independently of the drug received.
Autores: Reclusa, P. ; Laes, J. F. ; Malapelle, U. ; et al.
Revista: TRANSLATIONAL CANCER RESEARCH
ISSN 2218-676X  Vol. 8  Nº Supl. 1  2019  págs. S76 - S78
The introduction of druggable targets has significantly improved the outcomes of non-small cell lung cancer patients (NSCLC). EML4-ALK translocation represents 4-6% of the druggable alterations in NSCLC. With the approval of Crizotinib, first discovered drug for the EML4-ALK translocation, on first line treatment for patients with detected mutation meant a complete change on the treatment landscape. The current standard method for EML4-ALK identification is immunohistochemistry or FISH in a tumor biopsy. However, a big number of NSCLC patients have not tissue available for analysis and others are not suitable fir biopsy due to their physical condition or the location of the tumor. Liquid biopsy seems the best alternative for identification in these patients that have no tissue available. Circulating free RNA has not been validated for the identification of this mutation. As a complementary tool, exosomes might represent a good tool for predictive biomarkers study; and due to their stability; they preserve the genetic material contained in them. Our group has described for the first time the translocation EML4-ALK in RNA isolated from exosomes derived from NSCLC patients using next generation sequencing.
Autores: Figueroa Mora, María del Rocío; Alfonso Piérola, Ana; Marcos, M.; et al.
Revista: TH OPEN
ISSN 2512-9465 2512-9465  Vol. 3  Nº 2  2019  págs. e153 - e156
Autores: Jang, J.; Haberecker, M. ; Curioni, A. ; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1556-0864  Vol. 14  Nº 10  2019  págs. S965 - S965
Autores: Baraibar Argota, Iosune; Roman, M. ; López Erdozain, María Inés; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1556-0864  Vol. 14  Nº 10  2019  págs. S320 - S320
Autores: Gil Bazo, Ignacio
Revista: JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1556-0864  Vol. 14  Nº 11  2019  págs. S1165 - S1166
Autores: Passiglia, F.; Caglevic, C.; Giovannetti, E.; et al.
Revista: SEMINARS IN CANCER BIOLOGY
ISSN 1044-579X  Vol. 52  2018  págs. 259 - 268
Recent studies with immunomodulatory agents targeting both cytotoxic T-lymphocyte protein 4 (CTLA4) and programmed cell death 1 (PD1)/programmed cell death ligand 1 (PDL1) have shown to be very effective in several cancers revealing an unexpected great activity in patients with both primary and metastatic brain tumors. Combining anti-CTLA4 and anti-PD1 agents as upfront systemic therapy has revealed to further increase the clinical benefit observed with single agent, even at cost of higher toxicity. Since the brain is an immunological specialized area it's crucial to establish the specific composition of the brain tumors' micro environment in order to predict the potential activity of immunomodulatory agents. This review briefly summarizes the basis of the brain immunogenicity, providing the most updated clinical evidences in terms of immune-checkpoint inhibitors efficacy and toxicity in both primary and metastatic brain tumors with the final aim of defining potential biomarkers for immunomodulatory cancer treatment.
Autores: Roman Moreno, Marta; Baraibar Argota, Iosune; López Erdozain, María Inés; et al.
Revista: MOLECULAR CANCER
ISSN 1476-4598  Vol. 17  2018 
Lung neoplasms are the leading cause of death by cancer worldwide. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) constitutes more than 80% of all lung malignancies and the majority of patients present advanced disease at onset. However, in the last decade, multiple oncogenic driver alterations have been discovered and each of them represents a potential therapeutic target. Although KRAS mutations are the most frequently oncogene aberrations in lung adenocarcinoma patients, effective therapies targeting KRAS have yet to be developed. Moreover, the role of KRAS oncogene in NSCLC remains unclear and its predictive and prognostic impact remains controversial. The study of the underlying biology of KRAS in NSCLC patients could help to determine potential candidates to evaluate novel targeted agents and combinations that may allow a tailored treatment for these patients. The aim of this review is to update the current knowledge about KRAS-mutated lung adenocarcinoma, including a historical overview, the biology of the molecular pathways involved, the clinical relevance of KRAS mutations as a prognostic and predictive marker and the potential therapeutic approaches for a personalized treatment of KRAS-mutated NSCLC patients.
Autores: Rodríguez Ruiz, María Esperanza; Pérez Gracia, José Luis; Rodríguez, I.; et al.
Revista: ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY
ISSN 0923-7534  Vol. 29  Nº 5  2018  págs. 1312 - 1319
Background: Combination immunotherapy has the potential to achieve additive or synergistic effects. Combined local injections of dsRNA analogues (mimicking viral RNA) and repeated vaccinations with tumor-lysate loaded dendritic cells shows efficacy against colon cancer mouse models. In the context of immunotherapy, radiotherapy can exert beneficial abscopal effects. Patients and methods: In this two-cohort pilot phase I study, 15 advanced cancer patients received two 4-week cycles of four intradermal daily doses of monocyte-derived dendritic cells preloaded with autologous tumor lysate and matured for 24 h with poly-ICLC (Hiltonol), TNF-alpha and IFN-alpha. On days +8 and +10 of each cycle, patients received intratumoral image-guided 0.25mg injections of the dsRNA-analogue Hiltonol. Cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m(2) was administered 1 week before. Six patients received stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) on selected tumor lesions, including those injected with Hiltonol. Expression of 25 immune-relevant genes was sequentially monitored by RT-PCR on circulating peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMCs) and serum concentrations of a cytokine panel were sequentially determined before and during treatment. Pre-and posttreatment PBMC from patients achieving durable stable disease (SD) were studied by IFNc ELISPOT-assays responding to tumor-lysate loaded DC and by TCR beta sequencing. Results: Combined treatment was, safe and well tolerated. One heavily pretreated castration-resistant prostate cancer patient experienced a remarkable mixed abscopal response to SABR+ immunotherapy. No objective responses were observed, while nine patients presented SD (five of them in the six-patient radiotherapy cohort). Intratumoral Hiltonol increased IFN-beta and IFN-alpha mRNA in circulating PBMC. DC vaccination increased serum IL-12 and IL-1 beta concentrations, especially in patients presenting SD. IFNc-ELISPOT reactivity to tumor lysates was observed in two patients experiencing durable SD. Conclusions: This radio-immunotherapy combination strategy, aimed at resembling viral infection in tumor tissue in combination with a dendritic-cell vaccine and SABR, is safe and shows immune-associated activity and signs of preliminary clinical efficacy.
Autores: Figueroa Mora, María del Rocío; Alfonso Piérola, Ana; López-Picazo González, José María; et al.
Revista: PLOS ONE
ISSN 1932-6203  Vol. 13  Nº 8  2018  págs. e0200220
Hospitalized cancer patients are at high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Despite current recommendations in clinical guidelines, thromboprophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is underused. We performed an observational prospective study to analyse factors influencing prophylaxis use, VTE events and mortality in cancer-hospitalized patients. 1072 consecutive adult cancer patients were included in an University Hospital from April 2014 to February 2017, and followed-up for 30 days after discharge. The rate of LMWH prophylaxis was 67.6% (95% confidence interval [CI]64.7% to 70.4%), with a 2.8% rate of VTE events (95% CI 1.9% to 3.9%) and 3.5% rate of major bleeding events (95% CI 2.5% to 4.8%). 80% of VTE events occurred despite appropriate thromboprophylaxis. Overall, 30-day mortality rate was 13.2% (95% C111.2% to 15.3%). Active chemotherapy treatment, hospital stay >= 4 days, and metastatic disease were associated with a higher use of LMWH. On the contrary, patients with hematologic malignancies,anemia or thrombocytopenia were less prone to receive thromboprophylaxis. The main reasons for not prescribing LMWH prophylaxis were thrombocytopenia (23.9%) and active/recent bleeding (21.8%). The PRETEMED score, used for VTE risk stratification, correlated with 30-day mortality. There is room for improvement in thromboprophylaxis use among hospitalized-cancer patients, especially among those with hematologic malignancies. A relevant number of VTE events occurred despite prophylaxis with LMWH. Therefore, identification of risk factors for thromboprophylaxis failure is needed.
Autores: Fusco, Juan Pablo; Pita, G.; Pajares Villandiego, María José; et al.
Revista: CANCER MEDICINE
ISSN 2045-7634  Vol. 7  Nº 7  2018  págs. 3474 - 3483
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may modulate individual susceptibility to carcinogens. We designed a genome-wide association study to characterize individuals presenting extreme phenotypes of high and low risk to develop tobacco-induced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and we validated our results. We hypothesized that this strategy would enrich the frequencies of the alleles that contribute to the observed traits. We genotyped 2.37 million SNPs in 95 extreme phenotype individuals, that is: heavy smokers that either developed NSCLC at an early age (extreme cases); or did not present NSCLC at an advanced age (extreme controls), selected from a discovery set (n=3631). We validated significant SNPs in 133 additional subjects with extreme phenotypes selected from databases including >39,000 individuals. Two SNPs were validated: rs12660420 (p(combined)=5.66x10(-5); ORcombined=2.80), mapping to a noncoding transcript exon of PDE10A; and rs6835978 (p(combined)=1.02x10(-4); ORcombined=2.57), an intronic variant in ATP10D. We assessed the relevance of both proteins in early-stage NSCLC. PDE10A and ATP10D mRNA expressions correlated with survival in 821 stage I-II NSCLC patients (p=0.01 and p<0.0001). PDE10A protein expression correlated with survival in 149 patients with stage I-II NSCLC (p=0.002). In conclusion, we validated two variants associated with extreme phenotypes of high and low risk of developing tobacco-induced NSCLC. Our findings may allow to identify individuals presenting high and low risk to develop tobacco-induced NSCLC and to characterize molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis and resistance to develop NSCLC.
Autores: Eguren Santamaría, Iñaki; Sánchez Bayona, Rodrigo; Patiño García, Ana; et al.
Revista: LUNG CANCER
ISSN 0169-5002  Vol. 122  2018  págs. 120 - 123
BACKGROUND: The differential diagnosis between multiple primary lung cancer (MPLC) and advanced lung cancer has traditionally relied on conventional radiology and pathology. However, the outcomes of traditional diagnostic workup are often limited, and staging is uncertain. Increasing evidence suggests that next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques offer the possibility of comparing multiple tumors on a genomic level. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to assess the clinical impact utility of targeted sequencing in patients presenting with multiple synchronous or metachronous lung tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We describe the diagnostic workup conducted in a patient with three lung tumors, where we used a targeted 50-gene DNA sequencing panel (Ion AmpliSeq TM Cancer Hotspot Panel v2) to assess clonality and establish an accurate lung adenocarcinoma stage. Positive results were confirmed by pyrosequencing or Sanger sequencing. RESULTS: Three surgically resected lung tumors were submitted for targeted sequencing. The tumor from the upper right lobe was positive for a TP53 c.659A¿>¿G mutation and native for KRAS. The tumor from the upper left lobe was positive for TP53 c.725G¿>¿T and KRAS c.35G¿>¿T mutations. The tumor from the lower left lobe was positive for TP53 c.1024C¿>¿T and KRAS C.34G¿>¿T mutations. Results and reviewed literature in the field support the diagnosis of MPLC instead of a single advanced lung cancer. CONCLUSION: Targeted DNA sequencing significantly increases diagnostic accuracy in patients with multiple lung tumors. NGS panels should be available for patients presenting with multiple lung tumors.
Autores: Rodriguez-Abreu, D.; Campillo, J.; Grau, F. ; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1556-0864  Vol. 13  Nº 10  2018  págs. S827
Autores: Baraibar Argota, Iosune; Martin-Romano, P.; Fernández de Sanmamed Gutiérrez, Miguel; et al.
Revista: ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY
ISSN 0923-7534  Vol. 29  Nº Supl. 8  2018 
Autores: Rodríguez Ruiz, María Esperanza; Pérez Gracia, José Luis; Rodríguez, I.; et al.
Revista: CANCER RESEARCH
ISSN 0008-5472  Vol. 78  Nº 13 Supl.  2018 
Autores: Jablonska, Paola Anna; Gimeno Morales, Marta; Arbea Moreno, Leire; et al.
Revista: NEURO-ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1522-8517  Vol. 20  Nº Supl. 3  2018  págs. 251 - 252
Autores: Gil Bazo, Ignacio; Baraibar Argota, Iosune; Moreno, M. R. ; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1556-0864  Vol. 13  Nº 10  2018  págs. S375 - S376
Autores: Pérez Gracia, José Luis; Pajares Villandiego, María José; Fusco, Juan Pablo; et al.
Revista: ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY
ISSN 0923-7534  Vol. 29  Nº Supl. 8  2018  págs. viii651 - viii652
Autores: Gil Bazo, Ignacio (Autor de correspondencia)
Revista: TRANSLATIONAL LUNG CANCER RESEARCH
ISSN 2218-6751  Vol. 6  2017  págs. S35 - S38
Autores: Castañón Álvarez, Eduardo; Soltermann, A.; López Erdozain, María Inés; et al.
Revista: CANCER LETTERS
ISSN 0304-3835  Vol. 402  2017  págs. 43 - 51
Id1 promotes carcinogenesis and metastasis, and predicts prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)-adenocarcionoma patients. We hypothesized that Id1 may play a critical role in lung cancer colonization of the liver by affecting both tumor cells and the microenvironment. Depleted levels of Id1 in LLC (Lewis lung carcinoma cells, LLC shId1) significantly reduced cell proliferation and migration in vitro. Genetic loss of Id1 in the host tissue (Id1(-/-) mice) impaired liver colonization and increased survival of Id1 animals. Histologically, the presence of Idl in tumor cells of liver metastasis was responsible for liver colonization. Microarray analysis comparing liver tumor nodules from Id1(+/+) mice and Idl(-/-) mice injected with LLC control cells revealed that Id1 loss reduces the levels of EMT-related proteins, such as vimentin. In tissue microarrays containing 532 NSCLC patients' samples, we found that Idl significantly correlated with vimentin and other EMT-related proteins. Idl loss decreased the levels of vimentin, integrin beta 1, TGF beta 1 and snail, both in vitro and in vivo. Therefore, Id1 enables both LLC and the host microenvironment for an effective liver colonization, and may represent a novel therapeutic target to avoid NSCLC liver metastasis. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Autores: GUARNIERI, Adriano; Alfonso Bartolozzi, Belén; Ciufo, Gianfranco; et al.
Revista: MEDICINE (BALTIMORE)
ISSN 0025-7974  Vol. 96  Nº 22  2017  págs. Article number e7000
Rationale: Erlotinib, an antineoplastic agent, is indicated for the treatment of patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer. Most common adverse events are manageable, although more severe ones require dose reduction or discontinuation of erlotinib treatment. Patient concerns: We present a case of severe corneal ulcer treated with autologous plasma rich in growth factors. Diagnoses: A 76-year-old woman with stage IVB (cT2a N0 M1c) lung cancer under erlotinib treatment presented with rapidly progressing corneal ulcer. Evolution was torpid and refractory to conventional treatment. Interventions: Surgical options were dismissed because of the poor performance status of the patient. Despite temporary discontinuation of erlotinib treatment, the corneal ulcer continued to worsen with peripheral corneal neovascularization, stromal thinning, corneal edema, and profuse inflammation of the ocular surface. Outcomes: Treatment with autologous plasma rich in growth factors prevented an imminent corneal perforation and improved the corneal ulcer for over a year of follow-up. Lessons: Considering the poor results of conventional treatment, both medical and surgical, management of the inflammation of the ocular surface together with the stimulation of the healing processes through regenerative therapy such as PRGF, can be an option worth considering in these cases.
Autores: Taverna, S.; Pucci, M.; Giallombardo, M.; et al.
Revista: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
ISSN 2045-2322  Vol. 7  Nº 1  2017  págs. 3170
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The majority of patients are diagnosed in advanced disease stage. Bone metastasis is the most frequent complication in NSCLC resulting in osteolytic lesions. The perfect balance between bone-resorbing osteoclasts and bone-forming osteoblasts activity is lost in bone metastasis, inducing osteoclastogenesis. In NSCLC, the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathway is constitutively activated. EGFR binds Amphiregulin (AREG) that is overexpressed in several cancers such as colon, breast and lung. Its levels in plasma of NSCLC patients correlate with poor prognosis and AREG was recently found as a signaling molecule in exosomes derived from cancer cell lines. Exosomes have a key role in the cell-cell communication and they were recently indicated as important actors in metastatic niche preparation. In the present work, we hypothesize a role of AREG carried by exosomes derived from NSCLC in bone metastasis induction. We observed that NSCLC-exosomes, containing AREG, induce EGFR pathway activation in pre-osteoclasts that in turn causes an increased expression of RANKL. RANKL is able to induce the expression of proteolytic enzymes, well-known markers of osteoclastogenesis, triggering a vicious cycle in osteolytic bone metastasis.
Autores: Rolfo, C.; Laes, J. F.; Reclusa, P.; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1556-0864  Vol. 12  Nº Supl  2017  págs. S844 - S845
Autores: Jang, J. H.; Janker, F.; Gil Bazo, Ignacio; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1556-0864  Vol. 12  Nº Supl 1  2017  págs. S1152
Autores: Moreno, M. R.; Vicent Cambra, Silvestre; López García, Iciar Paula; et al.
Revista: ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY
ISSN 0923-7534  Vol. 28  Nº Supl 5  2017  págs. 34P
Autores: Figueroa Mora, María del Rocío; Alfonso Piérola, Ana; Villar Fernández, Sara; et al.
Revista: HAEMATOLOGICA
ISSN 0390-6078  Vol. 102  Nº Supl. 2  2017  págs. 161 - 161
Autores: Reclusa, P.; Sirera, R. ; Araujo, A.; et al.
Revista: TRANSLATIONAL LUNG CANCER RESEARCH
ISSN 2218-6751  Vol. 5  Nº 5  2016  págs. 483 - 91
Lung cancer is a highly lethal disease. Targeted therapies have been developed in last years, however survival rates are not improving due to the delay in the diagnosis, making biomarkers one of the most interesting fields of study in cancer. Liquid biopsy has raised as an alternative to tissue biopsy due to improvements in analytical techniques for circulating tumor cells (CTCs), cell free DNA and exosomes. Among all, exosomes have raised as one of the most promising tools to understand the tumor due to their stability in the blood and their similarity to the cells of origin. In the last years, different alterations have been described inside the exosomes derived from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells mirroring the processes inside these tumoral cells, such as EGFR mutation, translocations or microRNA (miRNA) deregulation. All these studies have opened the window to a new world of possibilities in the study of tumor biomarkers.
Autores: Azpilikueta, A.; Agorreta Arrazubi, Jackeline; Labiano Almiñana, Sara; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1556-0864  Vol. 11  Nº 4  2016  págs. 524 - 536
INTRODUCTION: Anti-programmed cell death 1 (anti-PD-1) and anti-programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) antagonist monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with special efficacy in patients with squamous cell lung cancer are being developed in the clinic. However, robust and reliable experimental models to test immunotherapeutic combinations in squamous lung tumors are still lacking. METHODS: We generated a transplantable squamous cell carcinoma cell line (UN-SCC680AJ) from a lung tumor induced by chronic N-nitroso-tris-chloroethylurea mutagenesis in A/J mice. Tumor cells expressed cytokeratins, overexpressed p40, and lacked thyroid transcription factor 1, confirming the squamous lineage reported by histological analysis. More than 200 mutations found in its exome suggested potential for antigenicity. Immunocompetent mice subcutaneously implanted with this syngeneic cell line were treated with anti-CD137 and/or anti-PD-1 mAbs and monitored for tumor growth/progression or assessed for intratumoral leukocyte infiltration using immunohistochemical analysis and flow cytometry. RESULTS: In syngeneic mice, large 12-day-established tumors derived from the transplantable cell line variant UN-SCC680AJ were amenable to curative treatment with anti-PD-1, anti-PD-L1, or anti-CD137 immunostimulatory mAbs. Single-agent therapies lost curative efficacy when treatment was started beyond day +17, whereas a combination of anti-PD-1 plus anti-CD137 achieved complete rejections. Tumor cells expressed weak baseline PD-L1 on the plasma membrane, but this could be readily induced by interferon-¿. Combined treatment efficacy required CD8 T cells and induced a leukocyte infiltrate in which T lymphocytes co-expressing CD137 and PD-1 were prominent. CONCLUSIONS: These promising results advocate the use of combined anti-PD-1/PD-L1 plus anti-CD137 mAb immunotherapy for the treatment of squamous non-small cell lung cancer in the clinical setting.
Autores: Olarte García, Alicia; Cambeiro Vázquez, Felix Mauricio; Moreno Jiménez, Marta; et al.
Revista: BRACHYTHERAPY
ISSN 1873-1449  Vol. 15  Nº 2  2016  págs. 127 - 135
Purpose: To compare rectal toxicity, urinary toxicity, and nadir+2 PSA relapse-free survival (bRFS) in two consecutive Phase II protocols of high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy used at the authors institution from 2001 to 2012. Methods and Materials: Patients with National Comprehensive Cancer Network high risk and very high risk prostate cancer enrolled in studies HDR4 (2001-2007, n = 183) and HDR2 (2007-2012, n = 56) were analyzed. Patients received minipelvis external beam radiation therapy/intensity-modulated external radiotherapy to 54 Gy and 2 years of androgen blockade along with HDR brachytherapy. HDR4 protocol consisted of four 4.75 Gy fractions delivered in 48 hours; the HDR2 protocol delivered two 9.5 Gy fractions in 24 hours. Average 2-Gy equivalent dose (¿/ß = 1.2) prostate D90 doses for the HDR4 and HDR2 groups were 89.8 Gy and 110.5 Gy, respectively (p = 0.0001). Both groups were well balanced regarding risk factors. Prior transurethral resection of the prostate was more frequent in the HDR2 group (p = 0.001). Results: After a median followup of 7.4 years (range, 2-11.2), there was no difference in adverse grade ¿ 2 rectal events (HDR4 = 10.4% vs. HDR2 = 12.5%; p = ns) or grade ¿3 (HDR4 = 2.2% vs. HDR2 = 3.6%; p = ns). No differences in urinary grade ¿2 adverse events (HDR4 = 23% vs. HDR2 = 26.8%; p = ns) or grade ¿3 (HDR4 = 7.7% vs. HDR2 = 8.9%; p = ns) were detected. The 7-year bRFS for HDR4 and HDR2 protocols was 88.7% and 87.8%, respectively (p = ns). Conclusions: HDR4 and HDR2 protocols produce similar results in terms of toxicity and bRFS at the intermediate time point of 7 years.
Autores: Alegre Martínez, Estíbaliz; Fusco, Juan Pablo; Restituto Aranguibel, Patricia; et al.
Revista: TUMOR BIOLOGY
ISSN 1010-4283  Vol. 37  Nº 10  2016  págs. 13687 - 13694
Mutation analysis of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene is essential for treatment selection in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Analysis is usually performed in tumor samples. We evaluated the clinical utility of EGFR analysis in plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from patients under treatment with EGFR inhibitors. We selected 36 patients with NSCLC and EGFR-activating mutations. Blood samples were collected at baseline and during treatment with EGFR inhibitors. Wild-type EGFR, L858R, delE746-A750, and T790M mutations were quantified in cfDNA by droplet digital PCR. Stage IV patients had higher total circulating EGFR copy levels than stage I (3523 vs. 1003 copies/mL; p < 0.01). There was high agreement for activating mutations between baseline cfDNA and tumor samples, especially for L858R mutation (kappa index = 0.679; p = 0.001). In 34 % of advanced NSCLC patients, we detected mutations in cfDNA not previously detected in tumor samples and double mutations in 17 %. Patients with baseline total EGFR copy levels above the median presented decreased overall survival (OS) (341 vs. 870 days, p < 0.05) and progression-free survival (PFS) (238 vs. 783 days; p < 0.05) compared with those with total EGFR copy levels below the median. Patients with baseline concentrations of activating mutations above the median (94 copies/mL) had lower OS (317 vs. 805 days; p < 0.05) and PFS (195 vs. 724 days; p < 0.05). During follow-up, T790M resistance mutation was detected in 53 % of patients. Total and mutated EGFR analysis in cfDNA seems a relevant tool to characterize the molecular profile and prognosis of NSCLC patients harboring EGFR mutations.
Autores: Ceniceros Paredes, Lucía; Aristu Mendioroz, José Javier; Castañón Álvarez, Eduardo; et al.
Revista: CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1699-3055  Vol. 18  Nº 3  2016  págs. 259 - 268
Introduction: Lung cancer is the most frequent neoplasm in humans. Surgery is considered the best therapeutic approach for stage I non-small lung cell cancer (NSCLC). However, a remarkable amount of patients are considered as inoperable. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) has risen as an option for those patients, rendering excellent results in quality of life and survival. Materials and methods: We analyzed clinical studies published between 2002 and 2015 which included SBRT as a treatment modality. Our own clinical series was analyzed as well. The patterns of failure following SBRT were investigated, together with the outcomes and the toxicity observed. Results: SBRT has proven to maintain an excellent local control. The analysis showed the tumor size and the histology as determinant factors for the response to treatment. Conclusion: According to the published evidence as well as our own experience, SBRT is a safe and feasible approach for early NSCLC. Its results may be comparable with surgery treatment.
Autores: Roman, M.; Lopez, I.; Zubiri Oteiza, Leyre; et al.
Revista: ANNALS OF ONCOLOGY
ISSN 0923-7534  Vol. 27  Nº Supl. 6  2016  págs. 1270P
Autores: España Alonso, Agustín; Ornilla Laraudogoitia, Enrique Tomás; Zarate Romero, Ruth Noemí; et al.
Revista: BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
ISSN 0007-0963  Vol. 172  Nº 5  2015  págs. 1442-1445
Autores: Panizo Morgado, Elena; Alfonso Piérola, Ana; García-Mouriz A; et al.
Revista: THROMBOSIS RESEARCH
ISSN 0049-3848  Vol. 136  Nº 6  2015  págs. 1145-1148
Although the type of malignancy appears as the most relevant variable for decision-making, additional efforts are required to identify patients at particular high thrombosis risk.
Autores: Shahanavaj , K.; Gil Bazo, Ignacio; Castiglia , M.; et al.
Revista: EXPERT REVIEW OF ANTICANCER THERAPY
ISSN 1473-7140  Vol. 15  Nº 3  2015  págs. 317 - 330
Microbial communities that colonize in humans are collectively described as microbiome. According to conservative estimates, about 15% of all types of neoplasms are related to different infective agents. However, current knowledge is not sufficient to explain how the microbiome contributes to the growth and development of cancers. Large and thorough studies involving colonized, diverse and complex microbiome entities are required to identify microbiome as a potential cancer marker and to understand how the immune system is involved in response to pathogens. This article reviews the existing evidence supporting the enigmatic association of transformed microbiome with the development of cancer through the immunological modification. Ascertaining the connection between microbiome and immunological responses with risk of cancer may direct to explaining significant advances in the etiology of cancer, potentially disclosing a novel paradigm of research for the management and prevention of cancer.
Autores: Castañón Álvarez, Eduardo; Rolfo, C.; Viñal, D.; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
ISSN 1479-5876  Vol. 13  2015  págs. 257
Objectives: Liver metastases appear in 20-30% of patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and represent a poor prognosis feature of NSCLC and a possibly more treatment-resistant condition. Potential clinical outcome differences in NSCLC patients with liver metastases harboring molecular alterations in EGFR, KRAS and EML4-ALK genes are still to be determined. This study aims to evaluate the incidence of liver metastasis in a single population and look for potential correlations between EGFR mutations, liver infiltration and clinical outcomes. Methods: A total of 236 consecutive stage IV NSCLC patients treated at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra were analyzed. Results: At onset, liver metastases were present in 16.9% of patients conferring them a shorter overall survival (OS) compared to those with different metastatic locations excluding liver infiltration (10 vs. 21 months; p = 0.001). Patients with EGFR wild-type tumors receiving standard chemotherapy and showing no liver involvement presented a superior median OS compared to those with liver metastases (23 vs. 13 months; p = 0.001). Conversely, patients with EGFR-mutated tumors treated with EGFR tyrosin-kinase inhibitors (TKI's) presented no significant differences in OS regardless of liver involvement (median OS not reached vs. 25 months; p = 0.81). Conclusion: Overall, liver metastases at onset negatively impact OS of NSCLC patients. EGFR TKIs however, may reverse the effects of an initial negative prognosis of liver metastasis in first-line treatment of EGFR mutated NSCLC patients.
Autores: Rodríguez Ruiz, María Esperanza; Arévalo Vázquez, Estefanía; Gil Bazo, Ignacio; et al.
Revista: RADIATION ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1748-717X  Vol. 10  Nº 1  2015  págs. Article number 25
Background: Stereotactic ablative body radiation (SABR) is a novel and sophisticated radiation modality that involves the irradiation of extracranial tumors through precise and very high doses in patients with oligometastatic lung disease and primary lung tumors. Case presentation: A 52-year-old female with subclinical idiopathic interstitial lung disease (ILD) and oligometastatic lung disease from squamous urethral cancer who was treated with SABR for a metastatic lesion located in the right lower pulmonary lobe. The patient received a hypo-fractionated course of SABR. A 3D-conformal multifield technique was used with six coplanar and one non-coplanar statics beams. A 48Gy total dose in three fractions over six days was prescribed to the 95% of the PTV. The presence of idiopathic ILD and other identifiable underlying lung conditions were not taken into account as a constraint to prescribe a different than standard total dose or fractionation schedule. Six months after the SABR treatment, a CT-scan showed the presence of a pneumomediastinum with air outside the bronchial tree and within the subcutaneous tissue without co-existing pneumothorax. To our knowledge, this is the first case of pneumomediastinum appearing 6months after SABR treatment for a lung metastasis located in the perihiliar/central tumors region as defined by the RTOG protocols as the proximal bronchial tree. Conclusion: Radiation oncologist should be aware of the potential risk of severe lung toxicity caused by SABR in patients with ILD, especially when chemotherapy-induced pulmonary toxicity is administered in a short time interval.
Autores: Manrique Sáenz de Tejada, Irene; Nguewa Kamsu, Paul; Bleau, Anne Marie; et al.
Revista: CANCER LETTERS
ISSN 0304-3835  Vol. 356  Nº 2 Pt B  2015  págs. 899-909
Id1 has been shown to play a critical role in tumorigenesis and angiogenesis. Moreover, recent reports have involved Id1 in the maintenance of cancer stem cell features in some tumor types. The Id1 gene generates two isoforms through alternative splicing: Id1a and Id1b. We have investigated the role of each isoform in cancer development. Using lentiviral systems we modified the endogenous expression of each of these isoforms in cancer cells and analyzed their biological effect both in vitro and in vivo. Overexpression of Id1b in murine CT26 and 3LL cells caused a G0/G1 cell cycle arrest and reduced proliferation, clonogenicity and phospho-ERK1/2 levels, while increasing p27 levels. High levels of Id1a had an opposite effect and the proportion of cells in the S phase increased significantly. In vivo models confirmed the inhibitory role of Id1b in primary tumor growth and metastasis. Through microarray analysis we found that the cancer stem cell (CSC) markers ALDH1A1 and Notch-1 were up-regulated specifically in Id1b-overexpressing cells. By using qPCR we also found overexpression of Sca-1, Tert, Sox-2 and Oct-4 in these cells. Increased levels of Id1b promoted self-renewal and CSC-like properties, as shown by their high capacity for developing secondary tumorspheres and retaining the PKH26 dye. The acquisition of CSC phenotype was confirmed in human PC-3 cells that overexpressed Id1b. Our results show that Id1b maintains cells in a quiescent state and promotes self-renewal and
Autores: Panizo Morgado, Elena; Alfonso Piérola, Ana; Garcia-Mouriz, A.; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF THROMBOSIS AND HAEMOSTASIS
ISSN 1538-7933  Vol. 13  Nº Supl 2  2015  págs. 551
Autores: Ceniceros Paredes, Lucía; Murillo Jaso, L.; Rodríguez-Spiteri Sagredo, Natalia; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
ISSN 0732-183X  Vol. 33  Nº 15 Supl.  2015  págs. e11617
Background: Amplification of the HER-2 gene occurs in 20% of breast cancer (BC) patients (pts). Trastuzumab administered concurrently with chemotherapy (CT) is the standard of care in the neoadjuvant setting. Moreover, the use of a combination of antiHER2 therapies with CT are related to an increased pCR, which could be a surrogate marker for survival. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed three historic cohorts with overexpressing HER2 BC. They received neoadjuvant CT based on dose dense anthracyclines followed by three schedules of antiHER2 therapy: 1) docetaxel plus trastuzumab (DT; n = 33 pts); 2) DT plus CBDCA (DTP; n = 17 pts); and 3) DT plus double blockade with triweekly pertuzumab or daily L (750mg/day; n = 12) (DTD; n = 14) before surgery. Study endpoints were safety, pCR (breast + axilla) based on Miller&Payne criteria and DFS. Results: Sixty-four pts with HER2 overexpressing BC were studied since 2005. Baseline characteristics were well balanced. The median age was 48 (range 23-80). Coexpression of ER and HER2 in each cohort was 48% in DT, 53%% in DTP and 57% DTD (p = 0.855) as well as initial BC stages (p = 0.64). Grade 3-4 toxicity in DT, DTP and DTD were respectively: asthenia 0%, 5.8% and 0% (p = 0.71), hand-foot syndrome 3%, 5.8% and 0% in DT, DTP and DTD (p = 0.719), anemia 0%, 5.8% and 0% (p = 0.71) leukopenia 6%, 11.7% and 0% in DTD (p = 0.60) and diarrhea in 35.7% in DTD (p = 0.002). We did not find differences in pCR (42.4% in the DT, 29.4%% in the DTP and 42.8% in DTD cohorts; p = 0.67), axillar response (type D) was significantly superior in the DTD cohort with the followed distribution of 51.1%, 52.9% and 85.7% respectively (p = 0.04). However breast responses were similar in the three cohorts (p = 0.9). With a median follow-up of 72, 90 and 21 months respectively, the number of pts who progressed were 12.1%, 11.7% and 0% in DT, DTP and DTD. Conclusions: We did not find differences in pCR in any cohort. The best significant axillary responses were in the DTD cohort, however this fact did not impact in total pCR. DTD cohort has more gastrointestinal toxicity. To date, median survival has not been reached.
Autores: Ponz Sarvisé, Mariano; Castañón Álvarez, Eduardo; Panizo Santos, Ángel Fernando; et al.
Revista: CLINICAL GENITOURINARY CANCER
ISSN 1558-7673  Vol. 12  Nº 2  2014  págs. 87 - 93
Inhibitor of differentiation-1 (Id1) might constitute a novel prognostic factor able to differentiate indolent from aggressive prostate tumors. In this study, 2 cohorts of 52 and 79 prostate cancer patients were selected for Id1 expression analysis. Higher levels of Id1 protein in advanced poor-prognosis patients and a correlation of higher Id1 mRNA expression levels with a lower survival in stage I to III patients were observed. Background: In the prostate-specific antigen era, potentially indolent prostate tumors are radically treated, causing overtreatment. Molecular prognostic factors might differentiate indolent from aggressive tumors, allowing avoidance of unnecessary treatment. Patients and Methods: Fifty-two prostate cancer patients (20 organ-confined and 32 metastatic) were selected. All formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded primary biopsies and matched metastases of 15 of them were evaluated for tumor and endothelial cell Id1 protein expression. Seventy-nine additional patients with organ-confined prostate cancer were selected for Id1 mRNA in silico analysis. Results: Among metastatic cancer subjects, 48% of primary tumors and 38% of metastases showed Id1 tumor cell expression, and 79% of primary tumors and 81% of metastases showed endothelial immunoreactivity. In the organ-confined group none of them showed Id1 protein tumor cell expression and 50% displayed endothelial expression. In the metastatic patients group, lower levels of Id1 protein predicted a nonsignificant longer overall survival (13 months vs. 7 months; P = .79). In the in silico analysis, however, lower levels of Id1 mRNA predicted a longer disease-free survival (61 months vs. not-reached; P = .018) and the hazard ratio for progression was 0.451 (P = .022) in favor of patients showing lower levels. Conclusion: In our cohort, it seems to be a differential epithelial expression of Id1 protein according to the prognostic features (metastatic/poor prognosis vs. organ-confined/good prognosis). In localized tumors treated with radical prostatectomy, higher Id1 mRNA expression levels might predict a higher hazard ratio for progression and a shorter disease-free survival. Further validation of these results in larger prospective series is warranted.
Autores: Arévalo Vázquez, Estefanía; Castañón Álvarez, Eduardo; López Erdozain, María Inés; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
ISSN 1479-5876  Vol. 12  2014  págs. 98
In our series, 3R/3R polymorphism correlated with a superior OS. Also, this polymorphism, when associated to wild type EGFR, was related to a higher ORR to pemetrexed. Toxicity was not significantly correlated with a specific TS genotype.
Autores: Redrado Jordán, Miriam; Bodegas Frías, María Elena; Villaro Gumpert, Ana Cristina; et al.
Revista: HISTOLOGY AND HISTOPATHOLOGY
ISSN 0213-3911  Vol. 28  Nº 8  2013  págs. 1029 - 1040
Inhibitor of differentiation-1 (Id1) plays a role in cell proliferation, acquisition of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) features and angiogenesis. Id1 was shown to be expressed in some tumor types, mainly in advanced dedifferentiated stages. However, recent studies using a validated and highly specific monoclonal antibody against Id1 have challenged many of the results obtained by immunohistochemistry. The goal of our work was to perform a thorough analysis of Id1 expression in mouse embryos and adult tissues, as well as healthy and malignant mouse and human samples using this validated antibody (Perk et al., 2006). Our results show that Id1 was highly expressed in the oropharyngeal cavity, lung, cartilage and skin of E14 and E15 mouse embryos, but expression was progressively reduced in more developed embryos. Immunostaining only remained in epithelial cells of the gut and uterus of adult mice. Mammary MMTV-Myc and MMTV-Myc/VEGF transgenic mouse tumors, and squamous cell carcinomas of the lung induced by N-nitroso-tris-chloroethylurea (NTCU) were highly positive for Id1, unlike their respective healthy counterparts. Id1 immunostaining in a human tissue microarray (TMA) revealed strong expression in cancers of the oral cavity, bladder and cervix. Some tumor specimens of esophagus, thyroid and breast were also strongly positive. Our results suggest that Id1 is an oncofetal protein highly expressed in particular tumor types that should be reanalyzed in future studies using large cohorts of patients to reassess its diagnostic/prognostic value. Moreover, MMTV-Myc- and NTCU-induced tumors could serve as appropriate mouse models to study Id1 functions in breast and lung cancer, respectively.
Autores: Castañón Álvarez, Eduardo; Bosch Barrera, Joaquim; Lopez, I.; et al.
Revista: JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
ISSN 1479-5876  Vol. 11  2013  págs. 13
Background: Inhibitor of DNA binding 1 (Id1) and 3 (Id3) genes have been related with the inhibition of cell differentiation, cell growth promotion and tumor metastasis. Recently, Id1 has been identified as an independent prognostic factor in patients with lung adenocarcinoma, regardless of the stage. Furthermore, Id1 may confer resistance to treatment (both, radiotherapy and chemotherapy). Methods: We have studied, using monoclonal antibodies for immunohistochemistry, the Id1 and Id3 tumor epithelial expression in 17 patients with stage III-N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy. Results: Id1 expression is observed in 82.4% of the tumors, whereas Id3 expression is present in 41.2% of the samples. Interestingly, Id1 and Id3 expression are mutually correlated (R = 0.579, p = 0.015). In a subgroup analysis of patients with the most locally advanced disease (T4N2 stage), co-expression of Id1 and Id3 showed to be related with a worse overall survival (45 vs 6 months, p = 0.002). A trend towards significance for a worse progression free survival (30 vs 1 months, p = 0.219) and a lower response rate to the treatment (RR = 50% vs 87.5%, p = 0.07) were also observed. Conclusions: A correlation between Id1 and Id3 protein expression is observed. Id1 and Id3 co-expression seems associated with a poor clinical outcome in patients with locally advanced NSCLC treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy.
Autores: Lecumberri Villamediana, Ramón; Marques Girbau, Margarita; Panizo Morgado, Elena; et al.
Revista: THROMBOSIS AND HAEMOSTASIS
ISSN 0340-6245  Vol. 110  Nº 1  2013  págs. 184-190
Many cancer patients are at high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during hospitalisation; nevertheless, thromboprophylaxis is frequently underused. Electronic alerts (e-alerts) have been associated with improvement in thromboprophylaxis use and a reduction of the incidence of VTE, both during hospitalisation and after discharge, particularly in the medical setting. However, there are no data regarding the benefit of this tool in cancer patients. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of a computer-alert system for VTE prevention in patients with cancer, particularly in those admitted to the Oncology/Haematology ward, comparing the results with the rest of inpatients at a university teaching hospital. The study included 32,167 adult patients hospitalised during the first semesters of years 2006 to 2010, 9,265 (28.8%) with an active malignancy. Appropriate prophylaxis in medical patients, significantly increased over time (from 40% in 2006 to 57% in 2010) and was maintained over 80% in surgical patients. However, while e-alerts were associated with a reduction of the incidence of VTE during hospitalisation in patients without cancer (odds ratio [OR] 0.31; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.15-0.64), the impact was modest in cancer patients (OR 0.89; 95% CI, 0.42-1.86) and no benefit was observed in patients admitted to the Oncology/Haematology Departments (OR 1.11; 95% CI, 0.45-2.73). Interestingly, 60% of VTE episodes in cancer patients during recent years developed despite appro
Autores: Bosch Barrera, Joaquim; García Franco, Carlos Enrique; Guillén Grima, Francisco; et al.
Revista: CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL ONCOLOGY
ISSN 1699-048X  Vol. 14  Nº 11  2012  págs. 835-41
The management of operable locally advanced N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a controversial topic. Concurrent chemoradiation (CT-RT) is considered the standard of care for inoperable or unresectable patients, but the role of trimodality treatment remains controversial. We present our institution's experience with the management of stage III (N2) NSCLC patients, analyzing whether the addition of surgery improves survival when compared with definitive CT-RT alone. METHODS: From 1996 to 2006, 72 N2 NSCLC patients were treated. Thirty-four patients received cisplatin-based induction chemotherapy, followed by paclitaxel-cisplatin CT-RT, and 38 patients underwent surgery preceded by induction and/or followed by adjuvant therapy. Survival curves were estimated by Kaplan-Meier analysis, and the differences were assessed with the log-rank test. RESULTS: Most of the patients (87 %) were men. The median age was 59 years. A statistically significant association between T3-T4c and definitive CT-RT as well as between T1-T2c and surgery was noted (p < 0.0001). After a median follow-up period of 35 months, the median overall survival (OS) was 42 months for the surgery group versus 41 months for the CT-RT patients (p = 0.590). The median progression-free survival (PFS) was 14 months after surgery and 25 months after CT-RT (p = 0.933). Responders to radical CT-RT had a better OS than non-responders (43 vs. 17 months, respectively, p = 0.011). No significant differences were found in
Autores: Ponz Sarvisé, Mariano; Nguewa Kamsu, Paul; Pajares Villandiego, María José; et al.
Revista: CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH
ISSN 1078-0432  Vol. 17  Nº 12  2011  págs. 4155 -4166
Autores: Palma Carazo, José Alberto; Gómez Ibáñez, Asier; Martín Bujanda, Beatriz; et al.
Revista: NEUROLOGIST
ISSN 1074-7931  Vol. 17  Nº 5  2010  págs. 273 -275
Autores: Irigoyen Goñi, Marta; Pajares Villandiego, María José; Agorreta Arrazubi, Jackeline; et al.
Revista: Molecular Cancer
ISSN 1476-4598  Vol. 28  Nº 9  2010  págs. 130
Autores: Rodríguez Rodríguez, J.; Viudez Berral, Antonio; Ponz Sarvisé, M.; et al.
Revista: CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY
ISSN 1040-8428  Vol. 74  Nº 3  2010  págs. 193 - 202
One of the last available drugs for the management of advanced colorectal cancer is panitumumab, a well-tolerated and effective anti-EGFR monoclonal antibody approved as a single agent in chemotherapy refractory patients. We discuss the current evidence supporting panitumumab for metastatic colorectal cancer treatment, potential predictive biomarkers and ongoing clinical trials with different combinations including panitumumab
Autores: Alegre Martínez, Estíbaliz; Zubiri Oteiza, Leyre; Fusco, Juan Pablo; et al.
Libro:  Liquid biopsy in cancer patients : the hand lens for tumor evolution
2017  págs. 161-193