The Pediatric Preclinical Testing Program (PPTP) previously reported the activity of the EZH2 inhibitor tazemetostat (EPZ6438) against xenograft models of rhabdoid tumors. Here, we determined whether an inhibitor of EZH2 enhanced the effect of standard of care chemotherapeutic agents: irinotecan, vincristine, and cyclophosphamide. EPZ011989 significantly prolonged time to event in all the six rhabdoid models studied but did not induce tumor regression. The addition of EPZ011989 to standard of care agents significantly improved time to event in at least one model for each of the agents studied, although this effect was observed in only a minority of the combination testing experiments.
- pediatric cancer
- xenograft models
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health