Julie M. Cherrington

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One challenging aspect in the clinical development of molecularly targeted therapies, which represent a new and promising approach to treating cancers, has been the identification of a biologically active dose rather than a maximum tolerated dose. The goal of the present study was to identify a pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic relationship in preclinical(More)
FLT3 (fms-related tyrosine kinase/Flk2/Stk-2) is a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) primarily expressed on hematopoietic cells. In blasts from acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) patients, 2 classes of FLT3 activating mutations have been identified: internal tandem duplication (ITD) mutations in the juxtamembrane domain (25%-30% of patients) and point mutations(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the activity of the indolinone kinase inhibitor SU11248 against the receptor tyrosine kinase KIT in vitro and in vivo, examine the role of KIT in small cell lung cancer (SCLC), and anticipate clinical utility of SU11248 in SCLC. SU11248 is an oral, multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor with direct antitumor and(More)
The c-Met receptor tyrosine kinase and its ligand, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), have been implicated in the development and progression of several human cancers and are attractive targets for cancer therapy. PHA-665752 was identified as a small molecule, ATP-competitive, active-site inhibitor of the catalytic activity of c-Met kinase (K(i) 4 nM).(More)
9-(2-phosphonomethoxypropyl)adenine (PMPA) has demonstrated remarkable anti-simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) activity in macaque models of SIV infection and transmission prevention. Recently, PMPA and its oral prodrug, bis-POC PMPA, have also shown potent anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) activity in Phase I clinical studies. In vitro(More)
SU5416, a selective inhibitor of the tyrosine kinase activity of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor Flk-1/KDR, is currently in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of advanced malignancies. In cellular assays, SU5416 inhibits the VEGF-dependent mitogenic/proliferative response of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). In(More)
Interaction between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its cognate receptors, KDR/Flk-1 and Flt-1, of vascular endothelial cells is expected to induce an angiogenesis "switch" in tumors and other angiogenesis-associated diseases. SU5416, a selective inhibitor of the KDR/Flk-1 tyrosine kinase, is known to be a potent inhibitor of tumor(More)
Fifteen patients with refractory AML were treated in a phase 1 study with SU11248, an oral kinase inhibitor of fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (Flt3), Kit, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptors. Separate cohorts of patients received SU11248 for 4-week cycles followed by either a 2- or a 1-week rest period.(More)
SU6668 is a small molecule inhibitor of the angiogenic receptor tyrosine kinases Flk-1/KDR, PDGFRbeta, and FGFR1. In mice, SU6668 treatment resulted in regression or growth arrest of all large established human tumor xenografts examined associated with loss of tumor cellularity. The events underlying loss of tumor cellularity were elucidated in detail in(More)
Angiogenesis, or the sprouting of new blood vessels, is a central process in the growth of solid tumors. For many cancers, the extent of vascularization of a tumor is a negative prognostic indicator signifying aggressive disease and increased potential for metastasis. Recent efforts to understand the molecular basis of tumor-associated angiogenesis have(More)