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Ref Type Journal Article
PMID (18774637)
Authors Kim JW, Kim HP, Im SA, Kang S, Hur HS, Yoon YK, Oh DY, Kim JH, Lee DS, Kim TY, Bang YJ
Title The growth inhibitory effect of lapatinib, a dual inhibitor of EGFR and HER2 tyrosine kinase, in gastric cancer cell lines.
Journal Cancer letters
Vol 272
Issue 2
Date 2008 Dec 18
Abstract Text HER2 overexpression is observed in 5-25% of gastric cancers. Lapatinib is a dual inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor and HER2 tyrosine kinase. We examined the antitumor effect of lapatinib in gastric cancer cell lines. Lapatinib induced selective and potent growth inhibition in two HER2-amplified gastric cancer cell lines (SNU-216 and NCI-N87). Lapatinib inhibited the phosphorylation of HER2, EGFR and downstream signaling proteins, resulting in G1 arrest in both cell lines with down-regulation of cMyc and induction of p27kip1. Lapatinib also induced apoptosis in NCI-N87 which has high HER2 amplification ratio. Lapatinib combined with 5-fluorouracil, cisplatin, oxaliplatin or paclitaxel showed an additive or synergistic effect. These results provide a rationale for the future clinical trials of lapatinib combined with cytotoxic drugs in the treatment of HER2-positive gastric cancer.


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Molecular Profile Indication/Tumor Type Response Type Therapy Name Approval Status Evidence Type Efficacy Evidence References
ERBB2 over exp stomach cancer sensitive Lapatinib Preclinical Actionable In a preclinical study, Tykerb (lapatinib) inhibited growth of HER2-amplified and HER2-over expressing gastric cancer cell lines in culture (PMID: 18774637). 18774637