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Novel agents for cancer therapy

This Article Collection highlights research published in 2013-2015 on targeted inhibitor and other cancer therapies.

  1. Content type: Review

    Anaplastic lymphoma kinase 1 (ALK-1) is a member of the insulin receptor tyrosine kinase family. ALK-1 was initially found in anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). ALK mutations have also been implicated in t...

    Authors: Chaitanya Iragavarapu, Milaim Mustafa, Akintunde Akinleye, Muhammad Furqan, Varun Mittal, Shundong Cang and Delong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2015 8:17

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  2. Content type: Research highlight

    Recent identification of synthetic lethal interactions involving several proteins of the SWI/SNF complex discussed in this Research Highlight has opened the possibility of new cancer therapeutic approaches.

    Authors: Santiago Schiaffino-Ortega, Carlos Balinas, Marta Cuadros and Pedro P Medina

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2014 7:81

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  3. Content type: Review

    Technological advancements in the molecular characterization of cancers have enabled researchers to identify an increasing number of key molecular drivers of cancer progression. These discoveries have led to m...

    Authors: Alan D Smith, Desam Roda and Timothy A Yap

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2014 7:70

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  4. Content type: Review

    The CD20-directed monoclonal antibody rituximab established a new era in lymphoma therapy. Since then other epitopes on the lymphoma surface have been identified as potential targets for monoclonal antibodies ...

    Authors: Tejas Suresh, Lisa X Lee, Jitesh Joshi and Stefan K Barta

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2014 7:58

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  5. Content type: Research

    Survivin is overexpressed in cancer cells and plays a crucial role in apoptosis evasion. YM155, a small-molecule inhibitor of survivin, could enhance the cytotoxicity of various DNA-damaging agents. Here, we e...

    Authors: Qin Qin, Hongyan Cheng, Jing Lu, Liangliang Zhan, Jianchao Zheng, Jing Cai, Xi Yang, Liping Xu, Hongcheng Zhu, Chi Zhang, Jia Liu, Jianxin Ma, Xizhi Zhang, Shengbin Dai and Xinchen Sun

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2014 7:62

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  6. Content type: Research

    CD19 is a B cell lineage specific surface receptor whose broad expression, from pro-B cells to early plasma cells, makes it an attractive target for the immunotherapy of B cell malignancies. In this study we p...

    Authors: Caroline S Breton, Aimable Nahimana, Dominique Aubry, Julie Macoin, Pierre Moretti, Martin Bertschinger, Samuel Hou, Michel A Duchosal and Jonathan Back

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2014 7:33

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  7. Content type: Research

    Romidepsin is a structurally unique, potent, bicyclic class 1 selective histone deacetylase inhibitor approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphom...

    Authors: Bertrand Coiffier, Barbara Pro, H Miles Prince, Francine Foss, Lubomir Sokol, Matthew Greenwood, Dolores Caballero, Franck Morschhauser, Martin Wilhelm, Lauren Pinter-Brown, Swaminathan Padmanabhan Iyer, Andrei Shustov, Tina Nielsen, Jean Nichols, Julie Wolfson, Barbara Balser…

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2014 7:11

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  8. Content type: Review

    Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT) proteins are a family of cytoplasmic transcription factors consisting of 7 members, STAT1 to STAT6, including STAT5a and STAT5b. STAT proteins are though...

    Authors: Muhammad Furqan, Akintunde Akinleye, Nikhil Mukhi, Varun Mittal, Yamei Chen and Delong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2013 6:90

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  9. Content type: Review

    Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinases (PI3Ks) are lipid kinases that regulate diverse cellular processes including proliferation, adhesion, survival, and motility. Dysregulated PI3K pathway signaling occurs in one-th...

    Authors: Akintunde Akinleye, Parthu Avvaru, Muhammad Furqan, Yongping Song and Delong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2013 6:88

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  10. Content type: Review

    Small molecule inhibitors targeting dysregulated pathways (RAS/RAF/MEK, PI3K/AKT/mTOR, JAK/STAT) have significantly improved clinical outcomes in cancer patients. Recently Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK), a cru...

    Authors: Akintunde Akinleye, Yamei Chen, Nikhil Mukhi, Yongping Song and Delong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2013 6:59

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  11. Content type: Review

    Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of hematologic disorders characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis that results in reduced blood counts. Although MDS can transform into leukemia, most of the morbi...

    Authors: Lohith Bachegowda, Oleg Gligich, Ionnis Mantzaris, Carolina Schinke, Dale Wyville, Tatiana Carrillo, Ira Braunschweig, Ulrich Steidl and Amit Verma

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2013 6:50

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  12. Content type: Review

    New genetic markers for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have been found to have prognostic impact, such as the lymphoid transcription factor gene IKZF1 alterations, which are associated with a high ra...

    Authors: Yanmin Zhao, He Huang and Guoqing Wei

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2013 6:40

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  13. Content type: Review

    Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death for women behind lung cancer and the most common cause of cancer deaths for women aged 45–55 years old ( 2012). Although there continue to be enorm...

    Authors: Jason A Incorvati, Shilpan Shah, Ying Mu and Janice Lu

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2013 6:38

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  14. Content type: Review

    The B-Raf protein is a key signaling molecule in the mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a variety of cancers. An important V600E mutation h...

    Authors: Tiangui Huang, Michael Karsy, Jian Zhuge, Minghao Zhong and Delong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2013 6:30

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  15. Content type: Review

    Four distinct MAP kinase signaling pathways involving 7 MEK enzymes have been identified. MEK1 and MEK2 are the prototype members of MEK family proteins. Several MEK inhibitors are in clinical trials. Trametin...

    Authors: Akintunde Akinleye, Muhammad Furqan, Nikhil Mukhi, Pavan Ravella and Delong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2013 6:27

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  16. Content type: Review

    p53 is a powerful tumor suppressor and is an attractive cancer therapeutic target. A breakthrough in cancer research came from the discovery of the drugs which are capable of reactivating p53 function. Most an...

    Authors: Manujendra N Saha, Lugui Qiu and Hong Chang

    Citation: Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2013 6:23

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