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The biology of Hepatocellular carcinoma: implications for genomic and immune therapies

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Cancer, August 2017
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The biology of Hepatocellular carcinoma: implications for genomic and immune therapies
Published in
Molecular Cancer, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12943-017-0712-x
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Galina Khemlina, Sadakatsu Ikeda, Razelle Kurzrock


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer, is a leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. It is highly refractory to most systemic therapies. Recently, significant progress has been made in uncovering genomic alterations in HCC, including potentially targetable aberrations. The most common molecular anomalies in this malignancy are mutations in the TERT promoter, TP53, CTNNB1, AXIN1, ARID1A, CDKN2A and CCND1 genes. PTEN loss at the protein level is also frequent. Genomic portfolios stratify by risk factors as follows: (i) CTNNB1 with alcoholic cirrhosis; and (ii) TP53 with hepatitis B virus-induced cirrhosis. Activating mutations in CTNNB1 and inactivating mutations in AXIN1 both activate WNT signaling. Alterations in this pathway, as well as in TP53 and the cell cycle machinery, and in the PI3K/Akt/mTor axis (the latter activated in the presence of PTEN loss), as well as aberrant angiogenesis and epigenetic anomalies, appear to be major events in HCC. Many of these abnormalities may be pharmacologically tractable. Immunotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors is also emerging as an important treatment option. Indeed, 82% of patients express PD-L1 (immunohistochemistry) and response rates to anti-PD-1 treatment are about 19%, and include about 5% complete remissions as well as durable benefit in some patients. Biomarker-matched trials are still limited in this disease, and many of the genomic alterations in HCC remain challenging to target. Future studies may require combination regimens that include both immunotherapies and molecularly matched targeted treatments.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 187 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 13%
Student > Bachelor 25 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 13%
Researcher 23 12%
Other 9 5%
Other 27 14%
Unknown 54 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 41 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 2%
Other 22 12%
Unknown 69 37%

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