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Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) represents a subgroup of breast cancers (BC) associated with the most aggressive clinical behavior. No targeted therapy is currently available for the treatment of patients with TNBC. In order to discover potential therapeutic targets, we searched for protein kinases that are overexpressed in human TNBC biopsies and(More)
Human endogenous retroviral sequences (HERVs) are believed to be possible pathogenic agents in carcinogenesis. HERV-K is the most biologically active form, since members of this family have intact open reading frames for the gag, pol or env genes. Antibody response against HERV-K peptides has been reported in leukemia patients, suggesting a possible(More)
A population pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) model was developed to describe the thrombocytopenia (dose-limiting toxicity) of abexinostat, a new histone deacetylase inhibitor. An optimal administration schedule of the drug was determined using a simulation-based approach. Early PK and PK/PD data were analysed using a sequential population modeling(More)
Cancer cells are subject to many apoptotic stimuli that would kill them were it not for compensatory prosurvival alterations. BCL-2-like (BCL-2L) proteins contribute to such aberrant behaviour by engaging a network of interactions that is potent at promoting survival but that is also fragile: inhibition of a restricted number of interactions may suffice to(More)
Aberrant activity of the receptor tyrosine kinases MET, AXL, and FGFR1/2/3 has been associated with tumor progression in a wide variety of human malignancies, notably in instances of primary or acquired resistance to existing or emerging anticancer therapies. This study describes the preclinical characterization of S49076, a novel, potent inhibitor of MET,(More)
Breast cancers are composed of molecularly distinct subtypes with different clinical outcomes and responses to therapy. To discover potential therapeutic targets for the poor prognosis-associated triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), gene expression profiling was carried out on a cohort of 130 breast cancer samples. Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) was found to be(More)
Single-agent gemcitabine has shown encouraging results in patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). This phase II study further explored the potential of a gemcitabine-based regimen in patients with relapsed or refractory MCL. Patients <70 years old received the PDG regimen: gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2), days 1 and 8), dexamethasone (40 mg/m(2), days 1-4), and(More)
Recent advances in combinatorial protein engineering have made it possible to develop immunoglobulin (Ig)-based and non-Ig protein scaffolds that can potentially substitute for most whole antibody-associated properties and currently translate into biologicals with drug-like properties. During the past 10 years, the most validated scaffolds have reached the(More)
Donor lymphocyte infusion has become established as a salvage therapy for patients with hematological disorders relapsing after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). The role of donor lymphocyte infusion for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) remains to be established. Between July 1993 and October 2001, 14 patients with MDS relapsing(More)