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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209140/papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-the-significance-of-high-risk-features
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Nori L Bradley, Sam M Wiseman
BACKGROUND: Papillary carcinomas that measure 1.0cm or less are diagnosed as papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMs). The clinical significance and recommendations for management of these PTMs is still evolving. The objective of the study was to compare the characteristics of small (<5mm) to large (≥ 5mm) papillary thyroid microcarcinomas. METHODS: Amongst 1459 sequential patients undergoing thyroid surgery at a single center, 132 (9%) cases were diagnosed with PTM...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209128/mir-296-inhibits-the-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-colorectal-cancer-by-targeting-s100a4
#2
Zheng He, Lianhua Yu, Shiyi Luo, Mingzhen Li, Junbo Li, Qi Li, Yi Sun, Chengbin Wang
BACKGROUND: Dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) is actively involved in the pathogenesis and tumorigenicity of colorectal cancer (CRC). miR-296 was found to play either oncogenic or tumor suppressive role in human cancers. However, the status of miR-296 and its function in CRC remain unknown. METHODS: The expression of miR-296 was confirmed by qRT-PCR in CRC tissues and cells, and its level was altered by corresponding miRNA vectors. Wound healing and Transwall assays were performed to detect the migration and invasion of CRC cells...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209123/relationships-between-longitudinal-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratios-body-weight-changes-and-overall-survival-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#3
B A Derman, J N Macklis, M S Azeem, S Sayidine, S Basu, M Batus, F Esmail, J A Borgia, P Bonomi, M J Fidler
BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence showing a significant relationship between overall survival (OS) in non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC patients and weight change during chemotherapy or chemoradiation. A high neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) at baseline and at follow-up is associated with shorter survival in cancer patients and may be a surrogate for ongoing inflammation, implicated in cancer cachexia and tumor progression. The objective of this study is to explore potential relationships between OS, serial weights, and serial NLRs in advanced NSCLC patients receiving chemotherapy...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201998/clinical-performance-evaluation-of-a-sensitive-rapid-low-throughput-test-for-kras-mutation-analysis-using-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissue-samples
#4
Christine Weyn, Sofie Van Raemdonck, Robina Dendooven, Vincent Maes, Karen Zwaenepoel, Suzan Lambin, Patrick Pauwels
BACKGROUND: Testing for KRAS mutations in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) on formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue has become standard of care. Different molecular methods exist to determine hotspot KRAS mutations in exon 2, 3 and 4, but testing is often limited by the sensitivity and the speed of analysis. The aim of this retrospective study was to establish the clinical performance of the Idylla™ KRAS Mutation Test on FFPE tumor samples of patients with mCRC. METHODS: KRAS mutation analysis was performed using the therascreen KRAS on the RotorGene Q platform (CE-IVD; Qiagen) and results were subsequently compared to the Idylla™ KRAS Mutation Test...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202053/up-regulation-of-mir-146a-increases-the-sensitivity-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-to-ddp-by-downregulating-cyclin-j
#5
Lin Shi, Zhaozhong Xu, Gang Wu, Xiaoting Chen, Yuanyuan Huang, Yanjing Wang, Weiqiang Jiang, Bin Ke
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin (DDP)-based chemotherapy is the common first-line therapy for lung cancer. However, their efficacy is often limited by primary drug resistance and/or acquired drug resistance. The aim of this study was to investigate the function of miRNA-146a (miR-146a) in DDP-resistant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as well as the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: The effect of overexpression of miR-146a and/or knockdown of cyclin J (CCNJ) in A549/DDP and SPC-A1/DDP cells were investigated as follows...
February 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202050/cd73-promotes-proliferation-and-migration-of-human-cervical-cancer-cells-independent-of-its-enzyme-activity
#6
Zhao-Wei Gao, Hui-Ping Wang, Fang Lin, Xi Wang, Min Long, Hui-Zhong Zhang, Ke Dong
BACKGROUND: CD73 has both enzymatic and non-enzymatic functions in cells. As a nucleotidase, CD73 plays its enzymatic function by catalyzing the hydrolysis of AMP into adenosine and phosphate. In addition to this, accumulating data have shown that CD73 is a key regulatory molecule involved in cancer growth and metastasis, but this non-enzymatic function of CD73 in cervical cancer cells has not been well studied. METHODS: CD73 was overexpressed by pcDNA-NT5E expression vector transfection in Hela and SiHa cells...
February 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202004/a-phase-ii-study-to-evaluate-ly2603618-in-combination-with-gemcitabine-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients
#7
Berta Laquente, Jose Lopez-Martin, Donald Richards, Gerald Illerhaus, David Z Chang, George Kim, Philip Stella, Dirk Richel, Cezary Szcylik, Stefano Cascinu, G L Frassineti, Tudor Ciuleanu, Karla Hurt, Scott Hynes, Ji Lin, Aimee Bence Lin, Daniel Von Hoff, Emiliano Calvo
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine whether checkpoint kinase 1 inihibitor (CHK1), LY2603618, and gemcitabine prolong overall survival (OS) compared to gemcitabine alone in patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Patients with Stage II-IV locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer were randomized (2:1) to either 230 mg of LY2603618/1000 mg/m(2) gemcitabine combined or 1000 mg/m(2) gemcitabine alone. OS was assessed using both a Bayesian augment control model and traditional frequentist analysis for inference...
February 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202002/viral-e6-is-overexpressed-via-high-viral-load-in-invasive-cervical-cancer-with-episomal-hpv16
#8
Die Hong, Jia Liu, Ying Hu, Xiaonan Lu, Baohua Li, Yang Li, Dongxiao Hu, Weiguo Lu, Xing Xie, Xiaodong Cheng
BACKGROUND: The integration of HR-HPV genome into host DNA is regarded as a key step for the development of cervical cancer. However, HR-HPV genome indeed exists as episome except for integrant. It may be alternative mechanisms in episome-associated carcinogenesis, although, by which HPV 16 episome induces cervical carcinogenesis is unclear now. METHODS: Ninety-three invasive cervical cancer tissues with HPV16 positive were collected. Viral physical status was calculated from comparing E2 to E6-copies and detection of viral load was made with realtime-PCR using copy numbers of E6...
February 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202000/safety-and-efficacy-of-lobaplatin-combined-with-5-fluorouracil-as-first-line-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-lobaplatin-radiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-preliminary-results-of-a-prospective-phase-ii-trial
#9
Liang-Ru Ke, Wei-Xiong Xia, Wen-Ze Qiu, Xin-Jun Huang, Jing Yang, Ya-Hui Yu, Hu Liang, Guo-Ying Liu, Yan-Fang Ye, Yan-Qun Xiang, Xiang Guo, Xing Lv
BACKGROUND: Due to improvements in imaging and radiological techniques as well as the use of chemotherapy, distant metastasis has become the predominant mode of treatment failure in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC). Platinum-based systemic chemotherapy has shown survival benefits and is now the standard strategy for systemic therapy in patients with LA-NPC. Notably, the third-generation platinum reagent lobaplatin has shown anti-tumor effects in several solid tumors with lower incidences of gastrointestinal, hepatic and renal toxicity relative to other platinum drugs...
February 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201999/effect-of-myeloid-differentiation-primary-response-gene-88-on-expression-profiles-of-genes-during-the-development-and-progression-of-helicobacter-induced-gastric-cancer
#10
Ivonne Lozano-Pope, Arnika Sharma, Michael Matthias, Kelly S Doran, Marygorret Obonyo
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is one of the most common and lethal type of cancer worldwide. Infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is recognized as the major cause of gastric cancer. However, it remains unclear the mechanism by which Helicobacter infection leads to gastric cancer. Furthermore, the underlying molecular events involved during the progression of Helicobacter infection to gastric malignancy are not well understood. In previous studies, we demonstrated that that H. felis-infected Myd88 (-/-) mice exhibited dramatic pathology and an accelerated progression to gastric dysplasia; however, the MyD88 downstream gene targets responsible for this pathology have not been described...
February 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196505/clinicopathologic-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-for-primary-spinal-epidural-lymphoma-report-on-36-chinese-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Le Xiong, Ling-Min Liao, Jian-Wu Ding, Zhi-Lin Zhang, An-Wen Liu, Long Huang
BACKGROUND: Due to the uncommon nature of primary spinal epidural lymphomas (PSELs), there has been little research looking at prognostic indicators for the tumor. To our knowledge, this is the largest study to evaluate possible clinical and pathologic prognostic factors in PSEL patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 130 cases of PSEL, including 36 Chinese patients and 94 published case reports from 1985 to 2015. Patient treatment regimens included surgery (S; n = 119), surgery followed by chemotherapy (S + CT; n = 25), surgery followed by radiotherapy (S + RT; n = 26), and surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy (S + CT + RT; n = 50)...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196490/rechallenge-and-maintenance-therapy-using-cetuximab-and-chemotherapy-administered-to-a-patient-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#12
Jian Ma, Quan-Liang Yang, Yang Ling
BACKGROUND: Cetuximab combined with chemotherapy is one of the first-line treatments of metastatic colorectal cancer. Although disease progression inevitably occurs, rechallenge and maintenance therapies using cetuximab-based regimens may be beneficial, particularly for patients with wild-type (WT) KRAS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old female patient who underwent right hemicolectomy presented with an ulcerative adenocarcinoma (grade 2) revealed by histopathological analysis...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193264/the-clinical-picture-of-cachexia-a-mosaic-of-different-parameters-experience-of-503-patients
#13
S Schwarz, O Prokopchuk, K Esefeld, S Gröschel, J Bachmann, S Lorenzen, H Friess, M Halle, M E Martignoni
BACKGROUND: Despite our growing knowledge about the pathomechanisms of cancer cachexia, a whole clinical picture of the cachectic patient is still missing. Our objective was to evaluate the clinical characteristics in cancer patients with and without cachexia to get the whole picture of a cachectic patient. METHODS: Cancer patients of the University Clinic "Klinikum rechts der Isar" with gastrointestinal, gynecological, hematopoietic, lung and some other tumors were offered the possibility to take part in the treatment concept including a nutrition intervention and an individual training program according to their capability...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193268/adipokines-insulin-resistance-and-adiposity-as-a-predictors-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-child-survivors-of-lymphoma-and-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-of-a-developing-country
#14
Lourdes Barbosa-Cortés, Mardia López-Alarcón, Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré, Miguel Klünder-Klünder, María Del Carmen Rodríguez-Zepeda, Hugo Rivera-Márquez, Alan de la Vega-Martínez, Jorge Martin-Trejo, Juan Shum-Luis, Karina Solis-Labastida, Enrique López-Aguilar, Guadalupe Matute-González, Roberto Bernaldez-Rios
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of evidence indicating that pediatric survivors of cancer are at a greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome. This study evaluated some probable predictors of metabolic syndrome (MS), such as leptin and adiponectin concentrations, the leptin/adiponectin ratio, insulin resistance, and adiposity, in a sample of child survivors of lymphoma and leukemia in Mexico City. METHODS: Fifty two children (leukemia n = 26, lymphoma n = 26), who were within the first 5 years after cessation of therapy, were considered as eligible to participate in the study...
February 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193205/comparison-of-immunohistochemistry-with-pcr-for-assessment-of-er-pr-and-ki-67-and-prediction-of-pathological-complete-response-in-breast-cancer
#15
Hans-Peter Sinn, Andreas Schneeweiss, Marius Keller, Kornelia Schlombs, Mark Laible, Julia Seitz, Sotirios Lakis, Elke Veltrup, Peter Altevogt, Sebastian Eidt, Ralph M Wirtz, Frederik Marmé
BACKGROUND: Proliferation may predict response to neoadjuvant therapy of breast cancer and is commonly assessed by manual scoring of slides stained by immunohistochemistry (IHC) for Ki-67 similar to ER and PgR. This method carries significant intra- and inter-observer variability. Automatic scoring of Ki-67 with digital image analysis (qIHC) or assessment of MKI67 gene expression with RT-qPCR may improve diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: Ki-67 IHC visual assessment was compared to the IHC nuclear tool (AperioTM) on core biopsies from a randomized neoadjuvant clinical trial...
February 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193203/first-insight-into-the-somatic-mutation-burden-of-neurofibromatosis-type-2-associated-grade-i-and-grade-ii-meningiomas-a-case-report-comprehensive-genomic-study-of-two-cranial-meningiomas-with-vastly-different-clinical-presentation
#16
Ramita Dewan, Alexander Pemov, Amalia S Dutra, Evgenia D Pak, Nancy A Edwards, Abhik Ray-Chaudhury, Nancy F Hansen, Settara C Chandrasekharappa, James C Mullikin, Ashok R Asthagiri, John D Heiss, Douglas R Stewart, Anand V Germanwala
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a rare autosomal dominant nervous system tumor predisposition disorder caused by constitutive inactivation of one of the two copies of NF2. Meningiomas affect about one half of NF2 patients, and are associated with a higher disease burden. Currently, the somatic mutation landscape in NF2-associated meningiomas remains largely unexamined. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we present an in-depth genomic study of benign and atypical meningiomas, both from a single NF2 patient...
February 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193196/rapid-eradication-of-colon-carcinoma-by-clostridium-perfringens-enterotoxin-suicidal-gene-therapy
#17
Jessica Pahle, Lutz Menzel, Nicole Niesler, Dennis Kobelt, Jutta Aumann, Maria Rivera, Wolfgang Walther
BACKGROUND: Bacterial toxins have evolved to an effective therapeutic option for cancer therapy. The Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE) is a pore-forming toxin with selective cytotoxicity. The transmembrane tight junction proteins claudin-3 and -4 are known high affinity CPE receptors. Their expression is highly upregulated in human cancers, including breast, ovarian and colon carcinoma. CPE binding to claudins triggers membrane pore complex formation, which leads to rapid cell death...
February 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193190/enhanced-expression-of-vastatin-inhibits-angiogenesis-and-prolongs-survival-in-murine-orthotopic-glioblastoma-model
#18
Yi Li, Jun Li, Yat Ming Woo, Zan Shen, Hong Yao, Yijun Cai, Marie Chia-Mi Lin, Wai Sang Poon
BACKGROUND: Antiangiogenic therapies are considered promising for the treatment of glioblastoma (GB). The non-collagenous C-terminal globular NC1 domain of type VIII collagen a1 chain, Vastatin, is an endogenous antiangiogenic polypeptide. Sustained enhanced expression of Vastatin was shown to inhibit tumour growth and metastasis in murine hepatocellular carcinoma models. In this study, we further explored the efficacy of Vastatin in the treatment of GB xenografts. METHOD: Treatment of Vastatin was carried out using a nanopolymer gene vector PEI600-CyD-Folate (H1)...
February 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193188/analysis-of-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-and-skeletal-involvement
#19
Nicola Lehners, Isabelle Krämer, Maral Saadati, Axel Benner, Anthony D Ho, Mathias Witzens-Harig
BACKGROUND: Skeletal involvement (SI) is observed at low prevalence in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Due to the rareness of this particular condition, prospective trials for these patients are scarce. METHODS: We analyzed clinical characteristics and outcome of 75 patients with DLBCL and SI in order to identify factors with prognostic impact towards progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). RESULTS: Limited stage disease (Ann Arbor stage IE-IIE) was present in 34 patients (45%), 41 patients (55%) had advanced stage disease (Ann Arbor stage IIIE-IVE)...
February 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187762/inhibition-of-glioblastoma-dispersal-by-the-mek-inhibitor-pd0325901
#20
Stephen Shannon, Dongxuan Jia, Ildiko Entersz, Paul Beelen, Miao Yu, Christian Carcione, Jonathan Carcione, Aria Mahtabfar, Connan Vaca, Michael Weaver, David Shreiber, Jeffrey D Zahn, Liping Liu, Hao Lin, Ramsey A Foty
BACKGROUND: Dispersal of glioblastoma (GBM) cells leads to recurrence and poor prognosis. Accordingly, molecular pathways involved in dispersal are potential therapeutic targets. The mitogen activated protein kinase/extracellular signal regulated kinase (MAPK/ERK) pathway is commonly dysregulated in GBM, and targeting this pathway with MEK inhibitors has proven effective in controlling tumor growth. Since this pathway also regulates ECM remodeling and actin organization - processes crucial to cell adhesion, substrate attachment, and cell motility - the aim of this study was to determine whether inhibiting this pathway could also impede dispersal...
February 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
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