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Afatinib efficacy against squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck cell lines in vitro and in vivo.

Young NR, Soneru C, Liu J, Grushko TA, Hardeman A, Olopade OI, Baum A, Solca F, Cohen EE - Target Oncol (2015)

Bottom Line: Two EGFR-amplified cell lines that are resistant to gefitinib are sensitive to afatinib.Cetuximab was not found to have a synergistic effect with afatinib either in vitro or in vivo.Both afatinib and cetuximab were effective in tumor xenograft model.

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Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Chicago, 900 E. 57th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637, USA. natyoung@bsd.uchicago.edu.

ABSTRACT
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors have demonstrated efficacy in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). In addition to EGFR, other ErbB family members are expressed and activated in SCCHN. Afatinib is an ErbB family blocker that has been approved for treating patients with EGFR-mutated nonsmall cell lung cancer. We sought to determine the efficacy of afatinib in preclinical models and compare this to other EGFR-targeted agents. Afatinib efficacy was characterized in a panel of ten SCCHN cell lines and found to be most effective against cell lines amplified for EGFR. Afatinib had lower IC(50) values than did gefitinib against the same panel. Two EGFR-amplified cell lines that are resistant to gefitinib are sensitive to afatinib. Cetuximab was not found to have a synergistic effect with afatinib either in vitro or in vivo. Both afatinib and cetuximab were effective in tumor xenograft model. Afatinib is an effective agent in SCCHN especially in models with EGFR amplification.

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SCCHN cell line tumor xenografts respond to treatment by afatinib alone, or in combination with cetuximab. % tumor growth is shown. a HN5, b SCC35
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Fig5: SCCHN cell line tumor xenografts respond to treatment by afatinib alone, or in combination with cetuximab. % tumor growth is shown. a HN5, b SCC35

Mentions: The last set of in vivo experiments assessed the efficacy of afatinib in combination with cetuximab. Afatinib (12.5 mg/kg) and cetuximab (30 mg/kg), separately and in combination, were very effective at inhibiting in vivo tumor growth in both the HN5 and SCC35 mouse xenograft models (Fig. 5). At the doses tested, the combination treatment offered no advantage to single agent administration.Fig. 5


Afatinib efficacy against squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck cell lines in vitro and in vivo.

Young NR, Soneru C, Liu J, Grushko TA, Hardeman A, Olopade OI, Baum A, Solca F, Cohen EE - Target Oncol (2015)

SCCHN cell line tumor xenografts respond to treatment by afatinib alone, or in combination with cetuximab. % tumor growth is shown. a HN5, b SCC35
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Fig5: SCCHN cell line tumor xenografts respond to treatment by afatinib alone, or in combination with cetuximab. % tumor growth is shown. a HN5, b SCC35
Mentions: The last set of in vivo experiments assessed the efficacy of afatinib in combination with cetuximab. Afatinib (12.5 mg/kg) and cetuximab (30 mg/kg), separately and in combination, were very effective at inhibiting in vivo tumor growth in both the HN5 and SCC35 mouse xenograft models (Fig. 5). At the doses tested, the combination treatment offered no advantage to single agent administration.Fig. 5

Bottom Line: Two EGFR-amplified cell lines that are resistant to gefitinib are sensitive to afatinib.Cetuximab was not found to have a synergistic effect with afatinib either in vitro or in vivo.Both afatinib and cetuximab were effective in tumor xenograft model.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Chicago, 900 E. 57th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637, USA. natyoung@bsd.uchicago.edu.

ABSTRACT
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors have demonstrated efficacy in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). In addition to EGFR, other ErbB family members are expressed and activated in SCCHN. Afatinib is an ErbB family blocker that has been approved for treating patients with EGFR-mutated nonsmall cell lung cancer. We sought to determine the efficacy of afatinib in preclinical models and compare this to other EGFR-targeted agents. Afatinib efficacy was characterized in a panel of ten SCCHN cell lines and found to be most effective against cell lines amplified for EGFR. Afatinib had lower IC(50) values than did gefitinib against the same panel. Two EGFR-amplified cell lines that are resistant to gefitinib are sensitive to afatinib. Cetuximab was not found to have a synergistic effect with afatinib either in vitro or in vivo. Both afatinib and cetuximab were effective in tumor xenograft model. Afatinib is an effective agent in SCCHN especially in models with EGFR amplification.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus