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International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer

Antonio Fadda, Davide Gentilini, Loredana Moi, Ludovic Barault, Vera Piera Leoni, Pia Sulas, Luigi Zorcolo, Angelo Restivo, Francesco Cabras, Federica Fortunato, Cesare Zavattari, Liliana Varesco, Viviana Gismondi, Maria Rosaria De Miglio, Antonio Mario Scanu, Federica Colombi, Pasquale Lombardi, Ivana Sarotto, Eleonora Loi, Francesco Leone, Silvia Giordano, Federica Di Nicolantonio, Amedeo Columbano, Patrizia Zavattari
Colorectal cancer (CRC) develops through the accumulation of both genetic and epigenetic alterations. However, while the former are already used as prognostic and predictive biomarkers, the latter are less well characterized. Here, performing global methylation analysis on both CRCs and adenomas by Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 Bead Chips, we identified a panel of 74 altered CpG islands, demonstrating that the earliest methylation alterations affect genes coding for proteins involved in the crosstalk between cell and surrounding environment...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Yaqin Zhang, Yi Yuan, Heming Wu, Zhuoying Xie, Yunong Wu, Xiaomeng Song, Jingjing Wang, Wei Shu, Junyong Xu, Bin Liu, Linzhong Wan, Yanan Yan, Xu Ding, Xinghui Shi, Yongchu Pan, Xiaokang Li, Jianrong Yang, Xiaohui Zhao, Lin Wang
Despite significant advances in therapy, the five-year survival rates for patients with advanced stage oral cancers still remains poor as an appropriate treatment has not been found yet, due to side effects of chemo/radiotherapy. Verbascoside (VB), a major bioactive constituent of the Tsoong herb, displays pharmacological properties by exhibiting anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer activities. However, the underlining function and mechanism of VB in human oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) remains unclear...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Juliana Porretti, Guillermo N Dalton, Cintia Massillo, Georgina D Scalise, Paula L Farré, Randolph Elble, Esther N Gerez, Paula Accialini, Ana M Cabanillas, Kevin Gardner, Paola De Luca, Adriana De Siervi
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common cancer among men. Metabolic syndrome (MeS) is associated with increased PCa aggressiveness and recurrence. Previously, we proposed C-terminal binding protein 1 (CTBP1), a transcripcional co-repressor, as a molecular link between these two conditions. Notably, CTBP1 depletion decreased PCa growth in MeS mice. The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanisms that explain the link between MeS and PCa mediated by CTBP1. We found that CTBP1 repressed Chloride Channel Accessory 2 (CLCA2) expression in prostate xenografts developed in MeS animals...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Tom Dudding, Mattias Johansson, Steven J Thomas, Paul Brennan, Richard M Martin, Nicholas J Timpson
Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) is an appealing potential intervention for cancer risk and has been associated with oral and oropharyngeal cancer risk but evidence is inconsistent. The availability of genetic variants, uncorrelated with known confounders, but predictive of 25OHD and genetic data in a large oral and oropharyngeal cancer collaboration aids causal inference when assessing this association. 5,133 oral and oropharyngeal cancer cases and 5,984 controls with genetic data were included in the study...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Úna C Mc Menamin, Andrew T Kunzmann, Michael B Cook, Brian T Johnston, Liam J Murray, Andrew D Spence, Marie M Cantwell, Chris R Cardwell
Incidence of upper gastrointestinal cancers of the oesophagus and stomach show a strong unexplained male predominance. Hormonal and reproductive factors have been associated with upper gastrointestinal cancers in women but there is little available data on men. To investigate this, we included 219,425 men enrolled in the UK Biobank in 2006-2010. Baseline assessments provided information on hormonal and reproductive factors (specifically hair baldness, number of children fathered, relative age at first facial hair and relative age voice broke) and incident oesophageal or gastric cancers were identified through linkage to UK cancer registries...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Min Zhou, Xinjian Liu, Zonghai Li, Qian Huang, Fang Li, Chuan-Yuan Li
Caspase-3 (CASP3) is a major mediator of apoptosis activated during cellular exposure to cytotoxic drugs, radiotherapy, or immunotherapy. It is often used as a marker for efficacy of cancer therapy. However, recent reports indicate that caspase-3 also has non-apoptotic roles such as promotion of tumor relapse and tumor angiogenesis. Therefore, the roles of caspase-3 in tumor progression remains to be defined clearly. In this study, we established caspase-3 knockout (KO) colon cancer cell lines by use of the CRISPR technology...
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Xibiao Ye, Geng Zhang, Christiaan Righolt, James B Johnston, Versha Banerji, Spencer B Gibson, Salaheddin M Mahmud
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are a group of cancers with highly heterogeneous biology and clinical features. Statins are increasingly prescribed to prevent cardiovascular diseases. Early evidence shows a preventive effect of statins for some cancers, but their effect on NHL risk is unclear. We conducted a population-based nested case-control study involving 5,541 NHL cases and 27,315 controls matched for gender, age, place of residence, and length of period of available prescription drug data. We assessed the use of statins prior to diagnosis (excluding the 12 months prior to the index date)...
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Zsuzsanna Kívés, Krisztina Juhász, Tímea Csákvári, István Ágoston, Dóra Endrei
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March 10, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Partha Basu, Antonio Ponti, Ahti Anttila, Guglielmo Ronco, Carlo Senore, Diama Bhadra Vale, Nereo Segnan, Mariano Tomatis, Isabelle Soerjomataram, Maja Primic Žakelj, Joakim Dillner, Klara Miriam Elfström, Stefan Lönnberg, Rengaswamy Sankaranaryanan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Sabine Naudin, Kuanrong Li, Tristan Jaouen, Nada Assi, Cecilie Kyrø, Anne Tjønneland, Kim Overvad, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Vinciane Rebours, Anne-Laure Védié, Heiner Boeing, Rudolf Kaaks, Verena Katzke, Christina Bamia, Androniki Naska, Antonia Trichopoulou, Franco Berrino, Giovanna Tagliabue, Domenico Palli, Salvatore Panico, Rosario Tumino, Carlotta Sacerdote, Petra H Peeters, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Elisabete Weiderpass Vainio, Inger Torhild Gram, Guri Skeie, Maria-Dolores Chirlaque, Miguel Rodríguez-Barranco, Aurelio Barricarte, Jose Ramón Quirós, Miren Dorronsoro, Ingegerd Johansson, Malin Sund, Hanna Sternby, Kathryn E Bradbury, Nick Wareham, Elio Riboli, Marc Gunter, Paul Brennan, Eric J Duell, Pietro Ferrari
Recent evidence suggested a weak relationship between alcohol consumption and pancreatic cancer (PC) risk. In this study, the association between lifetime and baseline alcohol intakes and the risk of PC was evaluated, including the type of alcoholic beverages and potential interaction with smoking. Within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study, 1,283 incident PC (57% women) were diagnosed from 476,106 cancer-free participants, followed up for 14 years. Amounts of lifetime and baseline alcohol were estimated through lifestyle and dietary questionnaires, respectively...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Julia Ketteler, Diana Klein
Resistance of solid tumors to chemo- and radiotherapy remains a major obstacle in anti-cancer treatment. Herein, the membrane protein Caveolin-1 (CAV1) came into focus as it is highly expressed in many tumors and high CAV1 levels were correlated with tumor progression, invasion and metastasis, and thus, a worse clinical outcome. Increasing evidence further indicates that the heterogeneous tumor microenvironment, also known as the tumor stroma, contributes to therapy resistance resulting in poor clinical outcome...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Pan Pan, Kiyoko Oshima, Yi-Wen Huang, Kimberle A Agle, William R Drobyski, Xiao Chen, Jianying Zhang, Martha M Yearsley, Jianhua Yu, Li-Shu Wang
Free fatty acid receptor 2 (FFAR2, also named GPR43), is activated by short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), such as butyrate, that are produced when gut bacteria ferment dietary fiber. FFAR2 has been suggested to regulate colonic inflammation, which is a major risk factor for the development of colon cancer and is also linked to epigenetic dysregulation in colon carcinogenesis. The current study assessed whether FFAR2, acting as an epigenetic regulator, protects against colon carcinogenesis. To mimic the mild inflammation that promotes human colon cancer, we treated mice with dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) overnight, which avoids excessive inflammation but induces mild inflammation that promotes colon carcinogenesis in the ApcMin/+ and the azoxymethane (AOM)-treated mice...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Jennifer D Brooks, Janice S Sung, Malcolm C Pike, Irene Orlow, Frank Z Stanczyk, Jonine L Bernstein, Elizabeth A Morris
Background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) is the degree to which normal breast tissue enhances on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI-density is a volumetric measure of breast density that is highly correlated with mammographic density, an established breast cancer risk factor. Endogenous estrogen concentrations are positively associated with postmenopausal breast cancer risk and BPE has been shown to be sensitive to hormonal exposures. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between BPE and MRI-density and serum hormone concentrations in postmenopausal women...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Lulu Yu, Mingyue Jiang, Pengpeng Qu, Zeni Wu, Peisong Sun, Mingrong Xi, Yu Qin, Xin Liu, Guangdong Liao, Xiaoqin Lei, Lixin Sun, Yongzhen Zhang, Zhifang Li, Wen Chen, You-Lin Qiao
HPV-16 and -18 account for about 80% of cervical cancers. We evaluated the performance of HPV-16/18 oncoprotein to predict precancer and cancer in corresponding tissue biopsy specimens. 1008 women attending cervical cancer screening program and 638 women referred to colposcopy with biopsy-confirmed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or worse (CIN2+) from 4 hospitals were recruited (1646 in total). All women were tested OncoE6 (AVC), Liquid Based Cytology (Hologic) and cobas HPV test (Roche). Colposcopy was performed on women with any abnormal results...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Diego Rada-Fernandez de Jauregui, Charlotte E L Evans, Petra Jones, Darren C Greenwood, Neil Hancock, Janet E Cade
Few prospective cohort studies in the UK have specifically focused on the associations between commonly consumed dietary patterns and colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study was to assess whether red meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian dietary patterns are associated with differences in the incidence of cancers of colon and rectum in the UKWCS. Four common dietary patterns were defined based on a hierarchy of consumption of red meat, poultry, and fish for each cohort participant, using a 217-item food frequency questionnaire...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Lauren B Wright, Minouk J Schoemaker, Michael E Jones, Alan Ashworth, Anthony J Swerdlow
Preeclampsia and hyperemesis are pregnancy complications associated with altered sex hormone levels. Previous studies suggest preeclampsia may be associated with a decreased risk of subsequent breast cancer and hyperemesis with an increased risk, but the evidence remains unclear. We used data from the Generations Study, a large prospective study of women in the United Kingdom, to estimate relative risks of breast cancer in relation to a history of preeclampsia and hyperemesis using Cox Regression adjusting for known breast cancer risk factors...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Yi Gao, Jianjian Yang, Yixin Cai, Shengling Fu, Ni Zhang, Xiangning Fu, Lequn Li
IFN-γ plays a crucial role in anti-tumor responses but also induces expression of PD-L1, a well-established inhibitor of anti-tumor immune function. Understanding how molecular signaling regulates the function of IFN-γ might improve its anti-tumor efficacy. Here we show that the tumor expression of IFN-γ expression alone has no significant prognostic value in patients with locally advanced lung adenocarcinoma. Surprisingly, patients with tumors expressing both IFN-γ and PD-L1 have the best prognosis compared to those with tumors expressing IFN-γ or PD-L1 alone...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Dirk Theile, Gerd Mikus
Recently, the opioid analgesic D,L-methadone has gained much attention as a potential antineoplastic compound, considerably triggered through lay press and media. In consequence, physicians and pharmacists are currently confronted with numerous patients willing to use D,L-methadone against their malignancies. Well-performed in vitro and in vivo models have in fact shown pro-apoptotic effects of D,L-methadone or other opioids, but also proliferation-stimulating properties. Moreover, the mechanisms of proposed opioid-stimulated apoptosis are incompletely described or contradicting...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Claire Agosta, Jonathan Laugier, Laurent Guyon, Josiane Denis, Jérôme Bertherat, Rossella Libé, Bruno Boisson, Nathalie Sturm, Jean-Jacques Feige, Olivier Chabre, Nadia Cherradi
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a tumor with poor prognosis in which overexpression of a panel of microRNAs has been associated with malignancy but a very limited number of investigations on their role in ACC pathogenesis have been conducted. We examined the involvement of miR-483-5p and miR-139-5p in adrenocortical cancer aggressiveness. Using bioinformatics predictions and mRNA/miRNA expression profiles, we performed an integrated analysis to identify inversely correlated miRNA-mRNA pairs in ACC. We identified N-Myc Downstream-Regulated Gene family members 2 and 4 (NDRG2 and NDRG4) as targets of miR-483-5p and miR-139-5p, respectively...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Stefano Baldoni, Beatrice Del Papa, Erica Dorillo, Patrizia Aureli, Filomena De Falco, Chiara Rompietti, Daniele Sorcini, Emanuela Varasano, Debora Cecchini, Tiziana Zei, Ambra Di Tommaso, Emanuela Rosati, Gabriela Alexe, Giovanni Roti, Kimberly Stegmaier, Mauro Di Ianni, Franca Falzetti, Paolo Sportoletti
Dysregulated NOTCH1 signaling, either by gene mutations or microenvironment interactions, has been increasingly linked to chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Thus, inhibiting NOTCH1 activity represents a potential therapeutic opportunity for this disease. Using gene expression-based screening, we identified the calcium channel modulator bepridil as a new NOTCH1 pathway inhibitor. In primary CLL cells, bepridil induced selective apoptosis even in the presence of the protective stroma. Cytotoxic effects of bepridil were independent of NOTCH1 mutation and other prognostic markers...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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