Journal article

Cisplatin Increases Sensitivity to FGFR Inhibition in Patient-Derived Xenograft Models of Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Clare E Weeden, Aliaksei Z Holik, Richard J Young, Stephen B Ma, Jean-Marc Garnier, Stephen B Fox, Phillip Antippa, Louis B Irving, Daniel P Steinfort, Gavin M Wright, Prudence A Russell, Matthew E Ritchie, Christopher J Burns, Benjamin Solomon, Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat



Lung squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) is a molecularly complex and genomically unstable disease. No targeted therapy is currently approved for lung SqCC, although potential oncogenic drivers of SqCC have been identified, including amplification of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1). Reports from a recently completed clinical trial indicate low response rates in patients treated with FGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, suggesting inadequacy of FGFR1 amplification as a biomarker of response, or the need for combination treatment. We aimed to develop accurate models of lung SqCC and determine improved targeted therapies for these tumors. We show that detection of FGFR1 mRNA by RNA in si..

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Funding Acknowledgements

M.-L. Asselin-Labat is supported by a Viertel Foundation Senior Medical Researcher Fellowship. C.E. Weeden is supported by an Australian Post-Graduate Award and a Cancer Therapeutics CRC Top-Up Scholarship. This work was supported by grants from the Victorian Cancer Agency, the Cancer Therapeutics CRC, the Harry Secomb Foundation, the Ian Potter Foundation, the Victorian State Government Operational Infrastructure Support and Australian Government NHMRC IRIISS.