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    Poster Display Session (ID 63)

    • Event: ELCC 2017
    • Type: Poster Display Session
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    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 5/07/2017, 12:30 - 13:00, Hall 1
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      162P - Targeting the RON/MET/TAM signalling network in mesothelioma (ID 447)

      12:30 - 13:00  |  Author(s): S. Finn

      • Abstract

      Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive inflammatory cancer, with limited treatment options and poor survival rates. Simultaneously targeting the RON/MET/TAM family of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) may provide an effective novel therapeutic strategy for this disease.

      Expression of RON/MET/TAM and associated ligands were assessed in a cohort of patient samples and MPM cell lines. In vitro and in vivo experiments were undertaken to determine the efficacy of single and multi RTK targeting agents (LCRF0004, RXDX-106, BMS-777607).

      mRNA expression of the RON/MET/TAM family was detected in a large panel of normal pleural and MPM cell lines. In a cohort of patient samples, mRNA levels of flRON, sfRON, c-MET, Axl and Tyro3 were increased in MPM tumour samples compared with benign pleural (p < 0.05). There was no difference detected in MERTK expression. In addition, MSP was also elevated in tumour tissue (p < 0.05), whereas GAS6 was not. Furthermore, no MET Exon 14 skipping mutations were detected. All RTK targeting agents displayed in vitro efficacy in terms of reduced proliferation and increased apoptosis. In an in vivo SQ xenograft model the multi-target TKI (BMS-777607) demonstrated superior anti-tumour activity compared with a single targeting agent (LCRF0004).

      Data suggests that a multiple TKI, targeting the RON/MET/TAM signalling network, is superior to selective RTKi as an interventional strategy in MPM.

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      Legal entity responsible for the study:
      St. James\'s Hospital


      All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.