Richard S. Finn

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INTRODUCTION Alterations in cell cycle regulators have been implicated in human malignancies including breast cancer. PD 0332991 is an orally active, highly selective inhibitor of the cyclin D kinases (CDK)4 and CDK6 with ability to block retinoblastoma (Rb) phosphorylation in the low nanomolar range. To identify predictors of response, we determined the in(More)
The use of trastuzumab, a monoclonal antibody that targets the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) alteration present in 25 to 30% of breast cancers, has been associated with improved survival outcomes in both the adjuvant and metastatic settings. However, despite the robust clinical efficacy of trastuzumab in HER2-positive metastatic breast(More)
PURPOSE Biomarkers from two randomized phase III trials were analyzed to optimize selection of patients for lapatinib therapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In available breast cancer tissue from EGF30001 (paclitaxel +/- lapatinib in HER-2-negative/unknown metastatic breast cancer, n = 579) and EGF100151 (capecitabine +/- lapatinib in HER-2-positive metastatic(More)
  • Richard S Finn
  • 2010
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), once considered an orphan disease in the West, has become a global health concern. It is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide, and its incidence continues to increase. Historically, the development of new systemic agents for advanced HCC has been lacking despite no clear benefit with traditional cytotoxic(More)
In this study, we explore the therapeutic potential of lapatinib a selective inhibitor of both the EGFR and HER2 tyrosine kinases for the treatment of endometrial cancer. The effect of lapatinib on tumour cell growth and receptor activation was studied in a panel of human endometrial cancer cell lines. Candidate molecular markers predicting sensitivity were(More)
Purpose: Brivanib, a selective dual inhibitor of fibroblast growth factor and VEGF signaling, has recently been shown to have activity as first-line treatment for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This phase II open-label study assessed brivanib as second-line therapy in patients with advanced HCC who had failed prior antiangiogenic(More)
Purpose: To assess the efficacy and safety of the anti-VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) antibody ramucirumab as first-line therapy in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma and explore potential circulating biomarkers. Experimental Design: Adults with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma and no prior systemic treatment received ramucirumab 8 mg/kg every two(More)
BACKGROUND Here, we explore the therapeutic potential of dasatinib, a small-molecule inhibitor that targets multiple cytosolic and membrane-bound tyrosine kinases, including members of the Src kinase family, EphA2, and focal adhesion kinase for the treatment of ovarian cancer. METHODS We examined the effects of dasatinib on proliferation, invasion,(More)
Trastuzumab has been shown to improve the survival outcomes of HER2 positive breast cancer patients. However, a significant proportion of HER2-positive patients are either inherently resistant or develop resistance to trastuzumab. We assessed the effects of neratinib, an irreversible panHER inhibitor, in a panel of 36 breast cancer cell lines. We further(More)
Selumetinib (AZD6244; ARRY-142886) is a tight-binding, uncompetitive inhibitor of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinases (MEK) 1 and 2 currently in clinical development. We evaluated the effects of selumetinib in 31 human breast cancer cell lines and 43 human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines to identify characteristics correlating with in(More)