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Pancreatic Neoplasms: HELP
Articles by David G. Huntsman
Based on 2 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, David Huntsman wrote the following 2 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
 
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1 Article Increased in vitro and in vivo sensitivity of BRCA2-associated pancreatic cancer to the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1/2 inhibitor BMN 673. 2015

Andrei, Alexandra-Zoe / Hall, Anita / Smith, Alyssa L / Bascuñana, Claire / Malina, Abba / Connor, Ashton / Altinel-Omeroglu, Gulbeyaz / Huang, Sidong / Pelletier, Jerry / Huntsman, David / Gallinger, Steven / Omeroglu, Atilla / Metrakos, Peter / Zogopoulos, George. ·Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre, McGill University, 1160 Pine Ave. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A3; The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4A 3J1. · Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1Y6. · The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X5. · Department of Pathology, McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4A 3J1. · Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre, McGill University, 1160 Pine Ave. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A3; Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1Y6. · Centre for the Translational and Applied Genomics, British Columbia Cancer Agency, 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5Z 1L4. · The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4A 3J1. · Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre, McGill University, 1160 Pine Ave. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A3; The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4A 3J1. Electronic address: george.zogopoulos@mcgill.ca. ·Cancer Lett · Pubmed #25864590.

ABSTRACT: BRCA2-associated pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) may be sensitive to agents that target homology-directed DNA repair, such as DNA crosslinking agents (DCLs) and PARP inhibitors (PARPis). Here, we assessed the sensitivities of BRCA2-deficient (Capan-1) and BRCA2-proficient (MIA PaCa-2) PDAC cell lines to a panel of DCLs and PARPis. Compared to MIA PaCa-2, Capan-1 was significantly more sensitive to all tested DCLs and PARPis, with similar increased sensitivities to cisplatin and the PARPi BMN 673 compared to other DCLs and the PARPi veliparib. We provide further support for this observation by showing that shRNA-mediated BRCA2 knockdown in PANC-1, a BRCA2-proficient cell line, induces sensitization to cisplatin and BMN 673 but not to veliparib. These findings were validated in a PDAC murine xenograft model derived from a patient with bi-allelic BRCA2 mutations. We found 64% and 61% tumor growth inhibition of this xenograft with cisplatin and BMN 673 treatments, respectively. Cisplatin and BMN 673 treatments reduced cellular proliferation and induced apoptosis. Our findings support a personalized treatment approach for BRCA2-associated PDAC.

2 Article Insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein 3 (IGF2BP3) overexpression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma correlates with poor survival. 2010

Schaeffer, David F / Owen, Daniel R / Lim, Howard J / Buczkowski, Andrew K / Chung, Stephen W / Scudamore, Charles H / Huntsman, David G / Ng, Sylvia S W / Owen, David A. ·Department of Pathology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada. david.schaeffer@web.de ·BMC Cancer · Pubmed #20178612.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is a lethal disease with a 5-year survival rate of 4% and typically presents in an advanced stage. In this setting, prognostic markers identifying the more aggressive tumors could aid in management decisions. Insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein 3 (IGF2BP3, also known as IMP3 or KOC) is an oncofetal RNA-binding protein that regulates targets such as insulin-like growth factor-2 (IGF-2) and ACTB (beta-actin). METHODS: We evaluated the expression of IGF2BP3 by immunohistochemistry using a tissue microarray of 127 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas with tumor grade 1, 2 and 3 according to WHO criteria, and the prognostic value of IGF2BP3 expression. RESULTS: IGF2BP3 was found to be selectively overexpressed in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma tissues but not in benign pancreatic tissues. Nine (38%) patient samples of tumor grade 1 (n = 24) and 27 (44%) of tumor grade 2 (n = 61) showed expression of IGF2BP3. The highest rate of expression was seen in poorly differentiated specimen (grade 3, n = 42) with 26 (62%) positive samples. Overall survival was found to be significantly shorter in patients with IGF2BP3 expressing tumors (P = 0.024; RR 2.3, 95% CI 1.2-4.8). CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that IGF2BP3 overexpression identifies a subset of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas with an extremely poor outcome and supports the rationale for developing therapies to target the IGF pathway in this cancer.