Murry W. Wynes

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PURPOSE The MET receptor is involved in the pathogenesis and progression of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Clinical trials with MET inhibitors in NSCLC are planned with patient selection based on immunohistochemistry (IHC) and/or gene copy number assessment. Therefore, a detailed understanding of relationship between these markers and prognosis is(More)
INTRODUCTION The goal of personalized medicine is to treat patients with a therapy predicted to be efficacious based on the molecular characteristics of the tumor, thereby sparing the patient futile or toxic therapy. Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitors are effective against ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumors, but to date the only(More)
INTRODUCTION Folate receptor alpha (FRA) regulates cellular uptake of folates and antifolates. Information about FRA protein expression in metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is limited. We investigated FRA as a biomarker for pemetrexed-based chemotherapy and compared it with thymidylate synthase (TS), the main target of pemetrexed. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) predict better outcome to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The most common mutations are exon 19 deletions (most frequently E746-A750) and L858R point mutation in exon 21. Here, we evaluated the accuracy of novel EGFR mutation-specific antibodies in a Japanese(More)
INTRODUCTION Translocation of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene is involved in the tumorigenesis of a subset of non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs) and identifies patients sensitive to ALK inhibitors. ALK copy number changes and amplification, which plays an oncogenic role in tumors such as neuroblastoma, are poorly characterized in NSCLC. We(More)
PURPOSE FGFR1 gene copy number (GCN) is being evaluated as a biomarker for FGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) response in squamous cell lung cancers (SCC). The exclusive use of FGFR1 GCN for predicting FGFR TKI sensitivity assumes increased GCN is the only mechanism for biologically relevant increases in FGFR1 signaling. Herein, we tested whether FGFR1(More)
Macrophage-derived insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) has long been implicated in the pathogenesis of the interstitial lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, in part, by its ability to 1) stimulate the proliferation and survival of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts and 2) promote collagen matrix synthesis by these cells. However, little is known about(More)
BACKGROUND The U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved method for detecting EML4-ALK rearrangement is fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH); however, data supporting the use of immunohistochemistry (IHC) for that purpose are accumulating. Previous studies that compared FISH and IHC considered FISH the gold standard, but none compared data with the(More)
Paul A. Bunn, University of Colorado John Minna, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Alexander Augustyn, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Adi Gazdar, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Youcef Ouadah, Stanford University Mark A. Krasnow, Stanford University Anton Berns, Netherlands Cancer Institute Elisabeth Brambilla,(More)