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ALK and IGF-1R as independent targets in crizotinib resistant lung cancer.


ABSTRACT: ALK positive non-small cell lung cancer is highly responsive to ALK inhibitors such as crizotinib, but drug resistance typically develops within a year of treatment. In this study we investigated whether IGF-1R is an independent druggable target in ALK-positive lung cancer cells. We confirmed that combination ALK and IGF-1R inhibitor treatment is synergistically cytotoxic to ALK-positive lung cancer cells and that this remains the case for at least 12 days after initial exposure to crizotinib. ALK-positive cells with acquired resistance to crizotinib did not acquire cross-resistance to IGF-1R inhibition, though combination treatment in the resistant cells gave additive rather than synergistic cytotoxicity. We concluded that IGF-1R is an independent druggable target in ALK-positive lung cancer and support the trial of combination treatment.

SUBMITTER: Wilson C 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC5654778 | BioStudies | 2017-01-01T00:00:00Z

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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