Susan Jones-Bolin

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Constitutively activating internal tandem duplication (ITD) and point mutations of the receptor tyrosine kinase FLT3 are present in up to 41% of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). These FLT3/ITD mutations are likely to be important because their presence is associated with a poor prognosis. Both types of mutations appear to activate the tyrosine(More)
Tumor-associated angiogenesis is critical for tumor growth and metastasis and is controlled by various pro- and antiangiogenic factors. The Eph family of receptor tyrosine kinases has emerged as one of the pivotal regulators of angiogenesis. Here we report that interfering with EphA signaling resulted in a pronounced inhibition of angiogenesis in ex vivo(More)
Modulating protein ubiquitination via proteasome inhibition represents a promising target for cancer therapy, because of the higher sensitivity of cancer cells to the cytotoxic effects of proteasome inhibition. Here we show that CEP-18770 is a novel orally-active inhibitor of the chymotrypsin-like activity of the proteasome that down-modulates the nuclear(More)
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1) is a nuclear zinc finger DNA-binding protein that is implicated in the repair of DNA damage. Inhibition of PARP-1 through genetic knockouts causes cells to become hypersensitive to various chemotherapeutic agents. We tested the chemopotentiating ability of the PARP-1 inhibitor, CEP-6800, when used in combination with(More)
All of the cases of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) express the RET receptor tyrosine kinase. In essentially all of the hereditary cases and approximately 40% of the sporadic cases of MTC, the RET kinase is constitutively activated by mutation. This suggests that RET may be an effective therapeutic target for treatment of MTC. We show that the(More)
Inhibition of the vascular endothelial growth factor VEGF-VEGF receptor (VEGF-R) kinase axes in the tumor angiogenic cascade is a promising therapeutic strategy in oncology. CEP-7055 is the fully synthetic orally active N,N-dimethyl glycine ester of CEP-5214, a C3-(isopropylmethoxy) fused pyrrolocarbazole with potent pan-VEGF-R kinase inhibitory activity.(More)
A substantial body of evidence supports the utility of antiangiogenesis inhibitors as a strategy to block or attenuate tumor-induced angiogenesis and inhibition of primary and metastatic tumor growth in a variety of solid and hematopoietic tumors. Given the requirement of tumors for different cytokine and growth factors at distinct stages of their growth(More)
CEP-7055, a fully synthetic, orally active N,N-dimethylglycine ester of CEP-5214, a C3-(isopropylmethoxy)-fused pyrrolocarbazole with potent pan-vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) kinase inhibitory activity, has recently completed phase I clinical trials in cancer patients. These studies evaluated the antitumor efficacy of CEP-7055 using(More)
Preclinical and clinical studies have shown that proteasome inhibitors (PIs) have anti-MM activity in combination with dexamethasone or lenalidomide. However, no data exists on the anti-MM effects of combinations involving the PI delanzomib with dexamethasone and/or lenalidomide. Herein, we show that delanzomib in combination with dexamethasone and/or(More)
The ubiquitin proteasome system is an attractive pharmacological target for the treatment of cancer. The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib has been approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma but is associated with substantial adverse effects and the occurrence of resistance, underscoring the continued need for novel proteasome(More)