Journal article

Epimutational profile of hematologic malignancies as attractive target for new epigenetic therapies

Elisabetta Fratta, Barbara Montico, Aurora Rizzo, Francesca Colizzi, Luca Sigalotti, Riccardo Dolcetti

Oncotarget | IMPACT JOURNALS LLC | Published : 2016

Abstract

In recent years, recurrent somatic mutations in epigenetic regulators have been identified in patients with hematological malignancies. Furthermore, chromosomal translocations in which the fusion protein partners are themselves epigenetic regulators or where epigenetic regulators are recruited/targeted by oncogenic fusion proteins have also been described. Evidence has accumulated showing that "epigenetic drugs" are likely to provide clinical benefits in several hematological malignancies, granting their approval for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. A large number of pre-clinical and clinical trials evaluating epigenetic drugs alone or in combination..

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