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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776401/adam-17-is-a-poor-prognostic-indicator-for-patients-with-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-and-is-regulated-by-foxm1
#1
Xiaodong Jiao, Wenlong Yu, Jianxin Qian, Ying Chen, Peilian Wei, Wenzheng Fang, Guanzhen Yu
BACKGROUND: A-disintegrin and metalloproteinases (ADAMs) are members of a family of multidomain transmembrane and secreted proteins. Specific ADAMs are upregulated in human cancers and correlated with tumor progression and poor outcome, but rarely studied in human hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC). This study aimed to explore the expression profiles of ADAMs and their potential underlying mechanisms promoting cancer progression. METHODS: mRNA expression of ADAM-9, - 10, - 11, - 12, - 15, - 17, - 28, and - 33 was analyzed in human hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC) samples...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776391/the-clinical-implications-of-g1-g6-transcriptomic-signature-and-5-gene-score-in-korean-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Sung-Min Ahn, Farhan Haq, Inkeun Park, Jean-Charles Nault, Jessica Zucman-Rossi, Eunsil Yu
BACKGROUND: Efforts have been made to classify Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) at surgically curable stages because molecular classification, which is prognostically informative, can accurately identify patients in need of additional early therapeutic interventions. Recently, HCC classification based French studies on the expression of 16 genes and 5 genes were proposed. In 16-gene classification, transcriptomic signatures (G1-G6) were used to classify HCC patients into clinical, genomic and pathway-specific subgroups...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776390/development-of-a-normal-tissue-complication-probability-ntcp-model-for-radiation-induced-hypothyroidism-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
#3
Ren Luo, Vincent W C Wu, Binghui He, Xiaoying Gao, Zhenxi Xu, Dandan Wang, Zhining Yang, Mei Li, Zhixiong Lin
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to build a normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) model of radiation-induced hypothyroidism (RHT) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients and to compare it with other four published NTCP models to evaluate its efficacy. METHODS: Medical notes of 174 NPC patients after radiotherapy were reviewed. Biochemical hypothyroidism was defined as an elevated level of serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) value with a normal or decreased level of serum free thyroxine (fT4) after radiotherapy...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776351/a-computational-study-of-hedgehog-signalling-involved-in-basal-cell-carcinoma-reveals-the-potential-and-limitation-of-combination-therapy
#4
Antoine Buetti-Dinh, Rebecca Jensen, Ran Friedman
BACKGROUND: The smoothened (SMO) receptor is an essential component of the Sonic hedgehog (SHH) signalling, which is associated with the development of skin basal cell carcinoma (BCC). SMO inhibitors are indicated for BCC patients when surgical treatment or radiation therapy are not possible. Unfortunately, SMO inhibitors are not always well tolerated due to severe side effects, and their therapeutical success is limited by resistance mutations. METHODS: We investigated how common are resistance-causing mutations in two genomic databases which are not linked to BCC or other cancers, namely 1000 Genomes and ExAC...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776350/increased-systemic-zonula-occludens-1-associated-with-inflammation-and-independent-biomarker-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Amit Kumar Ram, Biju Pottakat, Balasubramaniyan Vairappan
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a frequent type of primary liver cancer, and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. Indeed, the underlying molecular mechanism is not well understood. Previous studies have shown evidence that tight junction (TJ) components were correlated with carcinogenesis and tumor development. Our aims were to determine the serum levels of tight junction protein Zonula Occludens (ZO)-1 and an inflammatory marker such as high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in HCC patients compared to healthy volunteers and also to identify the association between ZO-1 and inflammation in HCC...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776346/a-systematic-review-of-the-risk-factors-for-clinical-response-to-opioids-for-all-age-patients-with-cancer-related-pain-and-presentation-of-the-paediatric-stop-pain-study
#6
Ersilia Lucenteforte, Laura Vagnoli, Alessandra Pugi, Giada Crescioli, Niccolò Lombardi, Roberto Bonaiuti, Maurizio Aricò, Sabrina Giglio, Andrea Messeri, Alessandro Mugelli, Alfredo Vannacci, Valentina Maggini
BACKGROUND: Inter-patient variability in response to opioids is well known but a comprehensive definition of its pathophysiological mechanism is still lacking and, more importantly, no studies have focused on children. The STOP Pain project aimed to evaluate the risk factors that contribute to clinical response and adverse drug reactions to opioids by means of a systematic review and a clinical investigation on paediatric oncological patients. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search in EMBASE and PubMed up to the 24th of November 2016 following Cochrane Handbook and PRISMA guidelines...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776344/risk-factors-for-esophageal-fistula-in-thoracic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-invading-adjacent-organs-treated-with-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-a-monocentric-case-control-study
#7
Takeshi Kawakami, Takahiro Tsushima, Katsuhiro Omae, Hirofumi Ogawa, Hiromichi Shirasu, Yosuke Kito, Yukio Yoshida, Satoshi Hamauchi, Akiko Todaka, Nozomu Machida, Tomoya Yokota, Kentaro Yamazaki, Akira Fukutomi, Yusuke Onozawa, Hirofumi Yasui
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment for unresectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) without distant metastasis is definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT), in which the incidence of esophageal fistula (EF) is reported to be 10-12%. An ad hoc analysis of JCOG0303, a phase II/III trial of dCRT for patients with unresectable ESCC (including non-T4b), suggested that esophageal stenosis is a risk factor for EF. However, risk factors for EF in patients limited to T4b ESCC treated with dCRT have yet to be clarified...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776342/dna-methylation-signatures-of-breast-cancer-in-peripheral-t-cells
#8
Surabhi Parashar, David Cheishvili, Niaz Mahmood, Ani Arakelian, Imrana Tanvir, Haseeb Ahmed Khan, Richard Kremer, Catalin Mihalcioiu, Moshe Szyf, Shafaat A Rabbani
BACKGROUND: Immune surveillance acts as a defense mechanism in cancer, and its disruption is involved in cancer progression. DNA methylation reflects the phenotypic identity of cells and recent data suggested that DNA methylation profiles of T cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) are altered in cancer progression. METHODS: We enrolled 19 females with stage 1 and 2, nine with stage 3 and 4 and 9 age matched healthy women. T cells were isolated from peripheral blood and extracted DNA was subjected to Illumina 450 K DNA methylation array analysis...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769124/knowledge-towards-cervical-cancer-prevention-and-screening-practices-among-women-who-attended-reproductive-and-child-health-clinic-at-magu-district-hospital-lake-zone-tanzania-a-cross-sectional-study
#9
Mabula M Mabelele, John Materu, Faraja D Ng'ida, Michael J Mahande
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is a global leading cause of morbidity and mortality, attributable to the death of approximately 266,000 women every year. Majority (87%) of cervical cancer deaths occur in developing countries including Tanzania. Though knowledge of cervical cancer is an important determinant of women's participation in prevention and screening for cervical cancer, little is known about this topic in Tanzania. This study aimed to determine the knowledge of cervical cancer prevention services and screening practices among women who attended Reproductive Child Health clinic at a district hospital in Lake Zone, Tanzania...
May 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769060/biopro-rcmi-1505-trial-multicenter-study-evaluating-the-use-of-a-biodegradable-balloon-for-the-treatment-of-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer-by-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-study-protocol
#10
David Pasquier, Emilie Bogart, François Bonodeau, Thomas Lacornerie, Eric Lartigau, Igor Latorzeff
BACKGROUND: Prospective trials have demonstrated the advantage of dose-escalated radiotherapy for the biochemical and clinical control of intermediate risk prostate cancer. Dose escalation improves outcomes but increases risks of urinary and bowel toxicity. Recently the contribution of "spacers" positioned in the septum between the rectum and the prostate could improve the functional results of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). To date most of the evaluated devices were polyethylen glycol (PEG) and hyaluronic acid (HA)...
May 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769057/patterns-of-care-for-anal-cancer-in-the-united-states-a-comparison-between-academic-and-community-cancer-centers
#11
Victor E Pricolo, Matteo Bonvini, Carlo F Abelli
BACKGROUND: Management of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA) is becoming more relevant, as its incidence increases. The purpose of this study was to investigate possible differences in patient population and care delivery for SCCA between academic and community cancer programs in the United States. METHODS: A review of available data from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer National Cancer DataBase focused on gender, age, race, type of health insurance, comorbidity score, distance traveled for care, stage at diagnosis, and therapy utilization (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy) as first course of treatment (FCT)...
May 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769046/%C3%AE-tocotrienol-induces-apoptosis-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells-by-upregulation-of-ceramide-synthesis-and-modulation-of-sphingolipid-transport
#12
Victoria E Palau, Kanishka Chakraborty, Daniel Wann, Janet Lightner, Keely Hilton, Marianne Brannon, William Stone, Koyamangalath Krishnan
BACKGROUND: Ceramide synthesis and metabolism is a promising target in cancer drug development. γ-tocotrienol (GT3), a member of the vitamin E family, orchestrates multiple effects that ensure the induction of apoptosis in both, wild-type and RAS-mutated pancreatic cancer cells. Here, we investigated whether these effects involve changes in ceramide synthesis and transport. METHODS: The effects of GT3 on the synthesis of ceramide via the de novo pathway, and the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin were analyzed by the expression levels of the enzymes serine palmitoyl transferase, ceramide synthase-6, and dihydroceramide desaturase, and acid sphingomyelinase in wild-type RAS BxPC3, and RAS-mutated MIA PaCa-2 and Panc 1 pancreatic cancer cells...
May 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764404/advanced-sporadic-renal-epithelioid-angiomyolipoma-case-report-of-an-extraordinary-response-to-sirolimus-linked-to-tsc2-mutation
#13
Marta Espinosa, Juan Maria Roldán-Romero, Ignacio Duran, Enrique de Álava, María Apellaniz-Ruiz, Alberto Cascón, Carmen Garrigos, Mercedes Robledo, Cristina Rodriguez-Antona
BACKGROUND: Renal epithelioid angiomyolipomas (EAML) are rare tumors with aggressive behavior. EAML can be sporadic or develop within the tuberous sclerosis complex syndrome, where mutations of TSC1 or TSC2 genes (critical negative regulators of mTOR Complex 1) result in an increased activation of mTOR pathway. Optimal EAML treatment, including mTOR inhibitors, remains undetermined. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present the case of a young adult with a renal EAML that after radical nephrectomy developed metastases, first in liver and then in lumbar vertebrae...
May 15, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764400/low-cost-hpv-testing-and-the-prevalence-of-cervical-infection-in-asymptomatic-populations-in-guatemala
#14
Hong Lou, Eduardo Gharzouzi, Sarita Polo Guerra, Joël Fokom Domgue, Julie Sawitzke, Guillermo Villagran, Lisa Garland, Joseph F Boland, Sarah Wagner, Héctor Rosas, Jami Troxler, Heidi McMillen, Bailey Kessing, Enrique Alvirez, Miriam Castillo, Hesler Morales, Victor Argueta, Andert Rosingh, Femke J H B van Aerde-van Nunen, Griselda Lopez, Herbert M Pinedo, Mark Schiffman, Michael Dean, Roberto Orozco
BACKGROUND: A low cost and accurate method for detecting high-risk (HR) human papillomavirus (HPV) is important to permit HPV testing for cervical cancer prevention. We used a commercially available HPV method (H13, Hybribio) which was documented to function accurately in a reduced volume of cervical specimen to determine the most prevalent HPV types and the distribution of HPV infections in over 1795 cancer-free women in Guatemala undergoing primary screening for cervical cancer by cytology...
May 15, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764388/clinicopathological-features-surgical-strategy-and-prognosis-of-duodenal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-series-of-300-patients
#15
Zhen Liu, Gaozan Zheng, Jinqiang Liu, Shushang Liu, Guanghui Xu, Qiao Wang, Man Guo, Xiao Lian, Hongwei Zhang, Fan Feng
BACKGROUND: The relatively low incidence of duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) and the unique anatomy make the surgical management and outcomes of this kind of tumor still under debate. Thus, this study aimed to explore the optimal surgical strategy and prognosis of duodenal GISTs. METHODS: A total of 300 cases of duodenal GISTs were obtained from our center (37 cases) and from case reports or series (263 cases) extracted from MEDLINE. Clinicopathological features, type of resections and survivals of duodenal GISTs were analyzed...
May 15, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751795/inhibition-of-glutamate-oxaloacetate-transaminase-1-in-cancer-cell-lines-results-in-altered-metabolism-with-increased-dependency-of-glucose
#16
Xiaoshan Zhou, Sophie Curbo, Fuqiang Li, Shuba Krishnan, Anna Karlsson
BACKGROUND: Glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase 1 (GOT1) regulates cellular metabolism through coordinating the utilization of carbohydrates and amino acids to meet nutrient requirements. KRAS mutated cancer cells were recently shown to rely on GOT1 to support long-term cell proliferation. The aim of the present study was to address the role of GOT1 in the metabolic adaption of cancer cells. METHODS: GOT1-null and knockdown cell lines were established through CRISPR/Cas9 and shRNA techniques...
May 11, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751794/prognostic-value-of-total-number-of-lymph-nodes-retrieved-differs-between-left-sided-colon-cancer-and-right-sided-colon-cancer-in-stage-iii-patients-with-colon-cancer
#17
Lin Yang, Zhenchong Xiong, Qiankun Xie, Wenzhuo He, Shousheng Liu, Pengfei Kong, Chang Jiang, Guifang Guo, Liangping Xia
BACKGROUND: The consensus is that a minimum of 12 lymph nodes should be analyzed at colectomy for colon cancer. However, right colon cancer and left colon cancer have different characteristics, and this threshold value for total number of lymph nodes retrieved may not be universally applicable. METHODS: The data of 63,243 patients with colon cancer treated between 2004 and 2012 were retrieved from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database...
May 11, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751793/uptake-of-three-doses-of-hpv-vaccine-by-primary-school-girls-in-eldoret-kenya-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-a-malaria-endemic-setting
#18
Hillary Mabeya, Sonia Menon, Steven Weyers, Violet Naanyu, Emily Mwaliko, Elijah Kirop, Omenge Orango, Heleen Vermandere, Davy Vanden Broeck
BACKGROUND: All women are potentially at risk of developing cervical cancer at some point in their life, yet it is avoidable cause of death among women in Sub- Saharan Africa with a world incidence of 530,000 every year. It is the 4th commonest cancer affecting women worldwide with over 260,000 deaths reported in 2012. Low resource settings account for over 75% of the global cervical cancer burden. Uptake of HPV vaccination is limited in the developing world. WHO recommended that 2 doses of HPV vaccine could be given to young girls, based on studies in developed countries...
May 11, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751792/discovering-novel-snps-that-are-correlated-with-patient-outcome-in-a-singaporean-cancer-patient-cohort-treated-with-gemcitabine-based-chemotherapy
#19
Vachiranee Limviphuvadh, Chee Seng Tan, Fumikazu Konishi, Piroon Jenjaroenpun, Joy Shengnan Xiang, Yuliya Kremenska, Yar Soe Mu, Nicholas Syn, Soo Chin Lee, Ross A Soo, Frank Eisenhaber, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Wei Peng Yong
BACKGROUND: Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) can influence patient outcome such as drug response and toxicity after drug intervention. The purpose of this study is to develop a systematic pathway approach to accurately and efficiently predict novel non-synonymous SNPs (nsSNPs) that could be causative to gemcitabine-based chemotherapy treatment outcome in Singaporean non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS: Using a pathway approach that incorporates comprehensive protein-protein interaction data to systematically extend the gemcitabine pharmacologic pathway, we identified 77 related nsSNPs, common in the Singaporean population...
May 11, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751789/mechanisms-of-immune-evasion-in-breast-cancer
#20
Joshua P Bates, Roshanak Derakhshandeh, Laundette Jones, Tonya J Webb
Tumors develop multiple mechanisms of immune evasion as they progress, with some cancer types being inherently better at 'hiding' than others. With an increased understanding of tumor immune surveillance, immunotherapy has emerged as a promising treatment strategy for breast cancer, despite historically being thought of as an immunologically silent neoplasm. Some types of cancer, such as melanoma, bladder, and renal cell carcinoma, have demonstrated a durable response to immunotherapeutic intervention, however, breast neoplasms have not shown the same efficacy...
May 11, 2018: BMC Cancer
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