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The investigation of lipoxygenases as therapeutic targets in malignant pleural mesothelioma (2019)
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Oguh-Olayinka, L., Agarwal, V., Ranatunge, D., Campbell, A., Laufer, S., Cawkwell, L., & Lind, M. J. (in press). The investigation of lipoxygenases as therapeutic targets in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Pathology and Oncology Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12253-019-00652-x

Advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has an extremely poor prognosis with limited chemotherapy options, therefore the identification of new therapeutic targets would aid in disease management. Arachidonic acid is metabolised by cyclo-oxygena... Read More

Lck is a relevant target in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells whose expression variance is unrelated to disease outcome (2017)
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Till, K. J., Allen, J. C., Talab, F., Lin, K., Allsup, D., Cawkwell, L., …Slupsky, J. R. (2017). Lck is a relevant target in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells whose expression variance is unrelated to disease outcome. Scientific reports, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-17021-w

© 2017 The Author(s). Pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is contingent upon antigen receptor (BCR) expressed by malignant cells of this disease. Studies on somatic hypermutation of the antigen binding region, receptor expression leve... Read More

Clinical response to primary letrozole therapy in elderly patients with early breast cancer : possible role for p53 as a biomarker (2014)
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Garimella, V., Hussain, T., Agarwal, V., Radhakrishna, S., Fox, J. N., Kneeshaw, P. J., …Cawkwell, L. (2014). Clinical response to primary letrozole therapy in elderly patients with early breast cancer : possible role for p53 as a biomarker. International journal of surgery, 12(8), 821-826. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2014.06.009

Primary tamoxifen therapy has been widely used to treat elderly women with ER-positive breast cancer in the past. Aromatase inhibitors may be more beneficial than tamoxifen when used as primary endocrine therapy in elderly patients. We aimed to retro... Read More

Telomere dysfunction accurately predicts clinical outcome in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, even in patients with early stage disease (2014)
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Lin, T. T., Norris, K., Heppel, N. H., Pratt, G., Allan, J. M., Allsup, D. J., …Pepper, C. (2014). Telomere dysfunction accurately predicts clinical outcome in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, even in patients with early stage disease. British journal of haematology, 167(2), 214-223. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjh.13023

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Defining the prognosis of individual cancer sufferers remains a significant clinical challenge. Here we assessed the ability of high-resolution single telomere length analysis (STELA), combined with an experimentally d... Read More

Proteomic analysis of B-cell receptor signaling in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia reveals a possible role for kininogen (2013)
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Kashuba, E., Eagle, G. L., Bailey, J., Evans, P., Welham, K. J., Allsup, D., & Cawkwell, L. (2013). Proteomic analysis of B-cell receptor signaling in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia reveals a possible role for kininogen. Journal of Proteomics, 91, (478-485). doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2013.08.002. ISSN 1874-3919

CLL is an incurable disease with variable prognosis. The hyper reactivity of the B-cell receptor (BCR) to unknown antigen ligation plays a pivotal role in CLL-cell survival. We aimed to investigate the BCR signalling pathway using proteomics to ident... Read More

The kinin–kallikrein system: physiological roles, pathophysiology and its relationship to cancer biomarkers (2013)
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Kashuba, E., Bailey, J., Allsup, D., & Cawkwell, L. (2013). The kinin–kallikrein system: physiological roles, pathophysiology and its relationship to cancer biomarkers. Biomarkers, 18(4), (279-296). doi:10.3109/1354750x.2013.787544. ISSN 1354-750X

The kinin–kallikrein system (KKS) is an endogenous multiprotein cascade, the activation of which leads to triggering of the intrinsic coagulation pathway and enzymatic hydrolysis of kininogens with the consequent release of bradykinin-related peptide... Read More

PTEN protein expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma (2012)
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Agarwal, V., Campbell, A., Beaumont, K. L., Cawkwell, L., & Lind, M. J. (2013). PTEN protein expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Tumor Biology, 34(2), 847-851. doi:10.1007/s13277-012-0615-9

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is associated with poor prognosis and despite recent advances in chemotherapy, the median survival is still approximately 12 months. Loss of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) protein expression may lead to constitut... Read More

Pilot and feasibility study: comparative proteomic analysis by 2-DE MALDI TOF/TOF MS reveals 14-3-3 proteins as putative biomarkers of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in ER-positive breast cancer (2012)
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Hodgkinson, V. C., Agarwal, V., ElFadl, D., Fox, J. N., McManus, P. L., Mahapatra, T. K., …Cawkwell, L. (2012). Pilot and feasibility study: comparative proteomic analysis by 2-DE MALDI TOF/TOF MS reveals 14-3-3 proteins as putative biomarkers of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in ER-positive breast cancer. Journal of Proteomics, 75(9), (2745-2752). doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2012.03.049. ISSN 1874-3919

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is used to treat oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer however chemo-resistance is a major obstacle in this molecular subtype. The ability to predict tumour response would allow chemotherapy administration to be directed... Read More

Proteomic identification of predictive biomarkers of resistance to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in luminal breast cancer: a possible role for 14-3-3 theta/tau and tBID? (2012)
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Hodgkinson, V. C., ELFadl, D., Agarwal, V., Garimella, V., Russell, C., Long, E. D., …Cawkwell, L. (2012). Proteomic identification of predictive biomarkers of resistance to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in luminal breast cancer: a possible role for 14-3-3 theta/tau and tBID?. Journal of Proteomics, 75(4), (1276-1283). doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2011.11.005. ISSN 1874-3919

Introduction: Chemotherapy resistance is a major obstacle in effective neoadjuvant treatment for estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. The ability to predict tumour response would allow chemotherapy administration to be directed towards only thos... Read More

Differential proteomics in the search for biomarkers of radiotherapy resistance (2011)
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Scaife, L., Hodgkinson, V. C., Drew, P. J., Lind, M. J., & Cawkwell, L. (2011). Differential proteomics in the search for biomarkers of radiotherapy resistance. Expert Review of Proteomics, 8(4), (535-552). doi:10.1586/EPR.11.32. ISSN 1478-9450

The individualization of radiotherapy treatment would be beneficial for cancer patients; however, there are no predictive biomarkers of radiotherapy resistance in routine clinical use. This article describes the body of work in this field where compa... Read More

A pilot study to investigate the role of the 26S proteasome in radiotherapy resistance and loco-regional recurrence following breast conserving therapy for early breast cancer (2011)
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ELFadl, D., Hodgkinson, V. C., Long, E. D., Scaife, L., Drew, P. J., Lind, M. J., & Cawkwell, L. (2011). A pilot study to investigate the role of the 26S proteasome in radiotherapy resistance and loco-regional recurrence following breast conserving therapy for early breast cancer. The Breast : official journal of the European Society of Mastology, 20(4), 334-337. doi:10.1016/j.breast.2011.02.017

Breast conserving therapy is a currently accepted method for managing patients with early stage breast cancer. However, approximately 7% of patients may develop loco-regional tumour recurrence within 5 years. We previously reported that expression of... Read More

Repeatedly identified differentially expressed proteins (RIDEPs) from antibody microarray proteomic analysis (2011)
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Hodgkinson, V. C., ELFadl, D., Drew, P. J., Lind, M. J., & Cawkwell, L. (2011). Repeatedly identified differentially expressed proteins (RIDEPs) from antibody microarray proteomic analysis. Journal of Proteomics, 74(5), (698-703). doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2011.02.014. ISSN 1874-3919

Antibody microarrays are powerful new tools in the field of comparative proteomics. The success of the biomarker discovery pipeline relies on the quality of data generated in the discovery phase and careful selection of proteins for the verification... Read More

Targeted epidermal growth factor receptor therapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma: where do we stand? (2010)
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Agarwal, V., Lind, M. J., & Cawkwell, L. (2011). Targeted epidermal growth factor receptor therapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma: where do we stand?. Cancer Treatment Reviews, 37(7), (533-542). doi:10.1016/j.ctrv.2010.11.004. ISSN 1532-1967

The median survival for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma remains extremely poor and there is a need for the development of more effective treatment modalities. The epidermal growth factor receptor is frequently over-expressed in malignant... Read More

Sorafenib enhances the in vitro anti-endothelial effects of low dose (metronomic) chemotherapy (2010)
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Murray, A., Little, S. J., Stanley, P., Cawkwell, L., & Maraveyas, A. (2010). Sorafenib enhances the in vitro anti-endothelial effects of low dose (metronomic) chemotherapy. Oncology Reports, 24(4), 1049-1058. doi:10.3892/or-00000954

Angiogenesis inhibitors may enhance the effects of low dose (metronomic) chemotherapy. However, there is a wide range of novel angiogenesis inhibitors which must be tested in combinations with oral chemotherapy agents to assess the anti-endothelial a... Read More

Biomarkers of chemotherapy resistance in breast cancer identified by proteomics: current status (2010)
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Hodgkinson, V. C., Eagle, G. L., Drew, P. J., Lind, M. J., & Cawkwell, L. (2010). Biomarkers of chemotherapy resistance in breast cancer identified by proteomics: current status. Cancer Letters, 294(1), (13-24). doi:10.1016/j.canlet.2010.01.036. ISSN 0304-3835

This review describes and discusses the advantages and limitations of proteomic approaches in the identification of biomarkers associated with chemotherapy resistance. Both gel-based (two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis) and gel-free (... Read More

Proteomic identification of putative biomarkers of radiotherapy resistance: a possible role for the 26S proteasome? (2009)
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Smith, L., Qutob, O., Watson, M. B., Beavis, A. W., Potts, D., Welham, K. J., …Cawkwell, L. (2009). Proteomic identification of putative biomarkers of radiotherapy resistance: a possible role for the 26S proteasome?. Neoplasia, 11(11), (1194-1207). doi:10.1593/neo.09902. ISSN 1522-8002

PURPOSE: We aimed to identify putative predictive protein biomarkers of radioresistance. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Three breast cancer cell lines (MCF7, MDA-MB-231, and T47D) were used as in vitro models to study radioresistance. Inherent radiosensitiviti... Read More

COX-2 specific inhibitors enhance the cytotoxic effects of pemetrexed in mesothelioma cell lines (2009)
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O'Kane, S. L., Eagle, G. L., Greenman, J., Lind, M. J., & Cawkwell, L. (2010). COX-2 specific inhibitors enhance the cytotoxic effects of pemetrexed in mesothelioma cell lines. Lung Cancer, 67(2), (160-165). doi:10.1016/j.lungcan.2009.04.008. ISSN 0169-5002

BACKGROUND Although malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare tumour, its incidence is increasing. The prognosis remains very poor with an average survival of 10 months from diagnosis. The choice of chemotherapy regimens for mesothelioma patients is l... Read More