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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526077/the-optimal-extent-of-gastrectomy-for-middle-third-gastric-cancer-distal-subtotal-gastrectomy-is-superior-to-total-gastrectomy-in-short-term-effect-without-sacrificing-long-term-survival
#1
Xin Ji, Yan Yan, Zhao-De Bu, Zi-Yu Li, Ai-Wen Wu, Lian-Hai Zhang, Xiao-Jiang Wu, Xiang-Long Zong, Shuang-Xi Li, Fei Shan, Zi-Yu Jia, Jia-Fu Ji
BACKGROUND: The optimal extent of gastrectomy for middle-third gastric cancer remains controversial. In our study, the short-term effects and longer-term survival outcomes of distal subtotal gastrectomy and total gastrectomy are analysed to determine the optimal extent of gastrectomy for middle-third gastric cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively collect and analyse clinicopathologic data and follow-up outcomes from a prospectively collected database at the Peking University Cancer Hospital...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526069/xlf-mediated-nhej-activity-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-therapy-resistance
#2
Sitian Yang, Xiao Qi Wang
BACKGROUND: DNA repair pathways are used by cancer cells to overcome many standard anticancer treatments, causing therapy resistance. Here, we investigated the role of XRCC4-like factor (XLF), a core member of the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repair pathway, in chemoresistance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: qRT-PCR analysis and western blotting were performed to detect expression levels of genes and proteins related to NHEJ. NHEJ repair capacity was assessed in vitro (cell-free) and in vivo by monitoring the activity of the NHEJ pathway...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526012/the-pregnancy-and-fertility-prefer-study-an-italian-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study-on-fertility-preservation-and-pregnancy-issues-in-young-breast-cancer-patients
#3
Matteo Lambertini, Paola Anserini, Valeria Fontana, Francesca Poggio, Giuseppina Iacono, Annalisa Abate, Alessia Levaggi, Loredana Miglietta, Claudia Bighin, Sara Giraudi, Alessia D'Alonzo, Eva Blondeaux, Davide Buffi, Francesco Campone, Domenico F Merlo, Lucia Del Mastro
BACKGROUND: Fertility and pregnancy issues are of key importance for young breast cancer patients. Despite several advances in the field, there are still multiple unmet needs and barriers in discussing and dealing with these concerns. To address the significant challenges related to fertility and pregnancy issues, the PREgnancy and FERtility (PREFER) study was developed as a national comprehensive program aiming to optimize care and improve knowledge around these topics. METHODS: The PREFER study is a prospective cohort study conducted across several Italian institution affiliated with the Gruppo Italiano Mammella (GIM) group evaluating patterns of care and clinical outcomes of young breast cancer patients dealing with fertility and pregnancy issues...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526008/cleavage-of-the-urokinase-receptor-upar-on-oral-cancer-cells-regulation-by-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-potential-effects-on-migration-and-invasion
#4
Synnove Norvoll Magnussen, Elin Hadler-Olsen, Daniela Elena Costea, Eli Berg, Cristiane Cavalcanti Jacobsen, Bente Mortensen, Tuula Salo, Inigo Martinez-Zubiaurre, Jan-Olof Winberg, Lars Uhlin-Hansen, Gunbjorg Svineng
BACKGROUND: Urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) receptor (uPAR) is up-regulated at the invasive tumour front of human oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), indicating a role for uPAR in tumour progression. We previously observed elevated expression of uPAR at the tumour-stroma interface in a mouse model for OSCC, which was associated with increased proteolytic activity. The tumour microenvironment regulated uPAR expression, as well as its glycosylation and cleavage. Both full-length- and cleaved uPAR (uPAR (II-III)) are involved in highly regulated processes such as cell signalling, proliferation, migration, stem cell mobilization and invasion...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526007/anxiety-and-depression-in-working-age-cancer-survivors-a-register-based-study
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Laura Inhestern, Volker Beierlein, Johanna Christine Bultmann, Birgit Möller, Georg Romer, Uwe Koch, Corinna Bergelt
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression can be a long-term strain in cancer survivors. Little is known about the emotional situation of cancer survivors who have to deal with work- and family-related issues. The purpose of this study was to investigate anxiety and depression in working-age cancer survivors and associated factors. METHODS: A register-based sample of 3370 cancer survivors (25 to 55 years at time of diagnosis) diagnosed up to six years prior to the survey was recruited from two German cancer registries...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526004/hybrid-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-report-of-five-cases-and-detailed-review-of-literature
#6
Nasir Ud Din, Zubair Ahmad, Jamshid Abdul-Ghafar, Rashida Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Hybrid peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs) have been recognized recently and were first included in the 4th edition of World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Tumors of Soft tissue and Bone, published in 2013. These tumors show combined features of more than one type of conventional benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors. The most common combinations are those of schwannoma/perineurioma followed by combinations of neurofibroma/schwannoma and neurofibroma/perineurioma...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526000/barriers-and-facilitators-to-smoking-cessation-in-a-cancer-context-a-qualitative-study-of-patient-family-and-professional-views
#7
Mary Wells, Patricia Aitchison, Fiona Harris, Gozde Ozakinci, Andrew Radley, Linda Bauld, Vikki Entwistle, Alastair Munro, Sally Haw, Bill Culbard, Brian Williams
BACKGROUND: Continued smoking after cancer adversely affects quality of life and survival, but one fifth of cancer survivors still smoke. Despite its demands, cancer presents an opportunity for positive behaviour change. Smoking often occurs in social groups, therefore interventions which target families and individuals may be more successful. This qualitative study explored patients, family members and health professionals' views and experiences of smoking and smoking cessation after cancer, in order to inform future interventions...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525996/cancer-risks-in-a-population-based-study-of-70-570-agricultural-workers-results-from-the-canadian-census-health-and-environment-cohort-canchec
#8
Linda Kachuri, M Anne Harris, Jill S MacLeod, Michael Tjepkema, Paul A Peters, Paul A Demers
BACKGROUND: Agricultural workers may be exposed to potential carcinogens including pesticides, sensitizing agents and solar radiation. Previous studies indicate increased risks of hematopoietic cancers and decreased risks at other sites, possibly due to differences in lifestyle or risk behaviours. We present findings from CanCHEC (Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort), the largest national population-based cohort of agricultural workers. METHODS: Statistics Canada created the cohort using deterministic and probabilistic linkage of the 1991 Canadian Long Form Census to National Cancer Registry records for 1992-2010...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525978/notch-ligand-delta-like-1-as-a-novel-molecular-target-in-childhood-neuroblastoma
#9
P Bettinsoli, G Ferrari-Toninelli, S A Bonini, C Prandelli, M Memo
BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid malignancy in childhood, responsible for 15% of all pediatric cancer deaths. It is an heterogeneous disease that does not always respond to classical therapy; so the identification of new and specific molecular targets to improve existing therapy is needed. We have previously demonstrated the involvement of the Notch pathway in the onset and progression of neuroblastoma. In this study we further investigated the role of Notch signaling and identified Delta-like 1 (DLL1) as a novel molecular target in neuroblastoma cells with a high degree of MYCN amplification, which is a major oncogenic driver in neuroblastoma...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525976/the-adaptation-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-when-forming-metastases-in-the-liver-expression-of-associated-genes-and-pathways-in-a-mouse-model
#10
Derya Bocuk, Alexander Wolff, Petra Krause, Gabriela Salinas, Annalen Bleckmann, Christina Hackl, Tim Beissbarth, Sarah Koenig
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women. Systemic disease with metastatic spread to distant sites such as the liver reduces the survival rate considerably. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in gene expression that occur on invasion and expansion of CRC cells when forming metastases in the liver. METHODS: The livers of syngeneic C57BL/6NCrl mice were inoculated with 1 million CRC cells (CMT-93) via the portal vein, leading to the stable formation of metastases within 4 weeks...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525975/venous-thromboembolism-in-hospitalized-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-for-malignancies-at-japanese-community-hospital-prospective-observational-study
#11
Hiromitsu Kitayama, Tomohiro Kondo, Junko Sugiyama, Kazutomo Kurimoto, Yasuhiro Nishino, Michiaki Hirayama, Yasushi Tsuji
BACKGROUND: Although Asian population was recognized to have a lower risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), its increasing prevalence and incidence remain unclear in patients with malignancies. We attempted to predict VTE development using activation markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis. METHODS: We enrolled patients with malignancy admitted to Tonan Hospital between April and December 2014 to receive a new-for-them chemotherapy regimen. All patients were examined for VTE by computed tomography and whole-leg compression ultrasonography before chemotherapy and three months later...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521819/linking-hypoxia-dna-damage-and-proliferation-in-multicellular-tumor-spheroids
#12
Stephen Riffle, Ram Naresh Pandey, Morgan Albert, Rashmi S Hegde
BACKGROUND: Multicellular Tumor Spheroids are frequently used to mimic the regionalization of proliferation and the hypoxic environment within avascular tumors. Here we exploit these features to study the activation of DNA damage repair pathways and their correlation to developing hypoxia. METHODS: Activation of DNA damage repair markers, proliferation, cell death, glycogen accumulation and developing hypoxia were investigated using immunofluorescence, immuno-histochemistry, EdU incorporation, Western blots, COMET assays, and pharmacological agents in A673 Ewing sarcoma spheroids and monolayer cultures...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521815/proportion-of-cancer-in-a-middle-eastern-country-attributable-to-established-risk-factors
#13
Maya A Charafeddine, Sara H Olson, Deborah Mukherji, Sally N Temraz, Ghassan K Abou-Alfa, Ali I Shamseddine
BACKGROUND: Providing an estimate of the percentage of cancer in Lebanon by 2018 that is due to the exposure to risk factors in 2008. Factors include: smoking, body mass index (BMI), physical inactivity, dietary factors, alcohol consumption, infections, and air pollution in adults. METHOD: Population Attributable Fraction (PAF) was calculated using the proportion of the population exposed and relative risks for each risk factor from meta-analyses. The PAF estimates the proportion of cases in which exposure may have played a causal role...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521771/cancer-incidence-among-finnish-male-cobalt-production-workers-in-1969-2013-a-cohort-study
#14
Riitta Sauni, Panu Oksa, Jukka Uitti, Asko Linna, Raimo Kerttula, Eero Pukkala
BACKGROUND: There is inadequate evidence for the carcinogenicity of cobalt and cobalt compounds in humans. Consequently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has evaluated cobalt metal without tungsten carbide as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). The aim of the study was to assess the risk of cancer among workers employed in a Finnish cobalt plant since the beginning of production in 1968. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of all males employed by the Finnish cobalt plant for at least a year during 1968-2004...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521746/survival-rates-and-predictors-of-survival-among-colorectal-cancer-patients-in-a-malaysian-tertiary-hospital
#15
Bello Arkilla Magaji, Foong Ming Moy, April Camilla Roslani, Chee Wei Law
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death globally. It is the second most common cancer among both males and females in Malaysia. The economic burden of colorectal cancer is likely to increase over time owing to its current trend and aging population. Cancer survival analysis is an essential indicator for early detection and improvement in cancer treatment. However, there was a scarcity of studies concerning survival of colorectal cancer patients as well as its predictors...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521737/validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-mediterranean-diet-adherence-screener-medas-questionnaire
#16
Katrin Hebestreit, Maryam Yahiaoui-Doktor, Christoph Engel, Walter Vetter, Michael Siniatchkin, Nicole Erickson, Martin Halle, Marion Kiechle, Stephan C Bischoff
BACKGROUND: Health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) have been shown in different at-risk populations. A German translation of the Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener (MEDAS) from the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) consortium was used in the LIBRE study, investigating effects of lifestyle-intervention on women with BRCA1/2 mutations. The purpose of the present study is to validate the MEDAS German version. METHODS: LIBRE is a multicentre (three university hospitals during this pilot phase), unblinded, randomized, controlled clinical trial...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514957/high-lymphatic-vessel-density-and-presence-of-lymphovascular-invasion-both-predict-poor-prognosis-in-breast-cancer
#17
Song Zhang, Dong Zhang, Mingfu Gong, Li Wen, Cuiwei Liao, Liguang Zou
BACKGROUND: Lymphatic vessel density and lymphovascular invasion are commonly assessed to identify the clinicopathological outcomes in breast cancer. However, the prognostic values of them on patients' survival are still uncertain. METHODS: Databases of PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched from inception up to 30 June 2016. The hazard ratio with its 95% confidence interval was used to determine the prognostic effects of lymphatic vessel density and lymphovascular invasion on disease-free survival and overall survival in breast cancer...
May 17, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514945/tumor-volume-to-breast-volume-ratio-for-improving-cosmetic-results-in-breast-cancer-patients-turacos-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
M Lagendijk, E L Vos, A H J Koning, M G M Hunink, J P Pignol, E M L Corten, C de Monye, C H M van Deurzen, J H van Dam, W W Vrijland, C M E Contant, C Verhoef, W van Lankeren, L B Koppert
BACKGROUND: Cosmetic result following breast conserving surgery (BCS) for cancer influences quality of life and psychosocial functioning in breast cancer patients. A preoperative prediction of expected cosmetic result following BCS is not (yet) standard clinical practice and therefore the choice for either mastectomy or BCS is still subjective. Recently, we showed that tumour volume to breast volume ratio as well as tumour location in the breast are independent predictors of superior cosmetic result following BCS...
May 17, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511705/pd-l1-expressing-circulating-tumour-cells-in-head-and-neck-cancers
#19
Arutha Kulasinghe, Chris Perry, Liz Kenny, Majid E Warkiani, Colleen Nelson, Chamindie Punyadeera
BACKGROUND: Blockade of the PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint pathway is emerging as a promising immunotherapeutic approach for the management and treatment of head and neck cancer patients who do not respond to 1st/2nd line therapy. However, as checkpoint inhibitors are cost intensive, identifying patients who would most likely benefit from anti PD-L1 therapy is required. Developing a non-invasive technique would be of major benefit to the patient and to the health care system. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 56 year old man affected by a supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
May 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511673/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-vismodegib-in-patients-with-advanced-basal-cell-carcinoma-final-update-of-the-pivotal-erivance-bcc-study
#20
Aleksandar Sekulic, Michael R Migden, Nicole Basset-Seguin, Claus Garbe, Anja Gesierich, Christopher D Lao, Chris Miller, Laurent Mortier, Dedee F Murrell, Omid Hamid, Jorge F Quevedo, Jeannie Hou, Edward McKenna, Natalie Dimier, Sarah Williams, Dirk Schadendorf, Axel Hauschild
BACKGROUND: In the primary analysis of the ERIVANCE BCC trial, vismodegib, the first US Food and Drug Administration-approved Hedgehog pathway inhibitor, showed objective response rates (ORRs) by independent review facility (IRF) of 30% and 43% in metastatic basal cell carcinoma (mBCC) and locally advanced BCC (laBCC), respectively. ORRs by investigator review were 45% (mBCC) and 60% (laBCC). Herein, we present long-term safety and final investigator-assessed efficacy results in patients with mBCC or laBCC...
May 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
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