Inhibition of CDK4/6 by Palbociclib significantly extends survival in Medulloblastoma patient-derived xenograft mouse models
Publication Year 2017-09-01,Volume 7,Issue #9,Page pii: a025585
Journal Title
Clinical Cancer Research
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Journal Article
PURPOSE: <p>Bioinformatics analysis followed by in vivo studies in patient-derived xenograft models were used to identify and validate CDK 4/6 inhibition as an effective therapeutic strategy for medulloblastoma, particularly Group 3 MYC-amplified tumors which have the worst clinical prognosis.</p> <br />Experimental Design: <p>A protein interaction network derived from a Sleeping Beauty mutagenesis model of medulloblastoma was used to identify potential novel therapeutic targets. The top hit from this analysis was validated in vivo using patient-derived xenograft models of medulloblastoma implanted subcutaneously in the flank and orthotopically in the cerebellum of mice.</p> <br />Results: <p>Informatics analysis identified the CDK4/6/CYCLIN D/RB pathway as a novel "druggable" pathway for multiple subgroups of medulloblastoma. Palbociclib, a highly specific inhibitor of CDK4/6, was found to inhibit RB phosphorylation and cause G1 arrest in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models of medulloblastoma. The drug caused rapid regression of Sonic hedgehog (SHH) and MYC-amplified Group 3 medulloblastoma subcutaneous tumors and provided a highly significant survival advantage to mice bearing MYC-amplified intracranial tumors. </p> <br />Conclusions:<br />Inhibition of CDK4/6 is potentially a highly effective strategy for the treatment of SHH and MYC-amplified Group 3 medulloblastoma.
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