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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086834/detection-of-circulating-tumor-cells-with-ck20-rt-pcr-is-an-independent-negative-prognostic-marker-in-colon-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study
#1
Sebastian Hinz, Alexander Hendricks, Amke Wittig, Clemens Schafmayer, Jürgen Tepel, Holger Kalthoff, Thomas Becker, Christian Röder
BACKGROUND: Detection of circulating (CTC) or disseminated tumor cells (DTC) has been associated with negative prognosis and outcome in patients with colorectal cancer, though testing for these cells is not yet part of clinical routine. There are several different methodological approaches to detect tumor cells but standardized detection assays are not implemented so far. METHODS: In this prospective monocentric study 299 patients with colon cancer were included...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086833/delta-like-4-notch-signaling-promotes-apc-min-tumor-initiation-through-angiogenic-and-non-angiogenic-related-mechanisms
#2
Marina Badenes, Alexandre Trindade, Hugo Pissarra, Luís Lopes-da-Costa, António Duarte
BACKGROUND: Delta like 4 (Dll4)/Notch signaling is a key regulator of tumor angiogenesis. Additionally, the role of Dll4 has been studied on tumor stem cells. However, as these cells are implicated in tumor angiogenesis, it is conceivable that the effect of Dll4 on these cells may be a consequence of its angiogenic function. Our aim was to evaluate the expression and dissect the functions of Dll4 in the Apc (Min/+) model of colorectal cancer. METHODS: We evaluated the protein expression pattern of Dll4 and other Notch members in the Apc (Min/+) tumors relatively to the normal gut and compared endothelial-specific with ubiquitous Dll4 knockout mice on an Apc (Min/+) background...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086832/norcantharidin-inhibits-cell-growth-by-suppressing-the-expression-and-phosphorylation-of-both-egfr-and-c-met-in-human-colon-cancer-cells
#3
Peiju Qiu, Siwen Wang, Ming Liu, He Ma, Xuan Zeng, Meng Zhang, Lingling Xu, Yidi Cui, Huixin Xu, Yang Tang, Yanli He, Lijuan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Norcantharidin (NCTD) is a Chinese FDA approved, chemically synthesized drug for cancer treatment. The effect of NCTD on signaling proteins of EGFR and c-Met was systematically elucidated in current study. METHODS: Two human colon cancer cell lines, HCT116 and HT29, were used as model systems to investigate the anti-cancer molecular mechanism of NCTD. Cell cycle arrest and early/late apoptosis were analyzed by flow cytometry. The levels of EGFR, phospho-EGFR, c-Met, phospho-c-Met and other related proteins were quantified by western blot analysis...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086831/evaluation-of-the-cytotoxicity-of-the-bithionol-cisplatin-combination-in-a-panel-of-human-ovarian-cancer-cell-lines
#4
Vijayalakshmi N Ayyagari, Tsung-Han Jeff Hsieh, Paula L Diaz-Sylvester, Laurent Brard
BACKGROUND: Combination drug therapy appears a promising approach to overcome drug resistance and reduce drug-related toxicities in ovarian cancer treatments. In this in vitro study, we evaluated the antitumor efficacy of cisplatin in combination with Bithionol (BT) against a panel of ovarian cancer cell lines with special focus on cisplatin-sensitive and cisplatin-resistant cell lines. The primary objectives of this study are to determine the nature of the interactions between BT and cisplatin and to understand the mechanism(s) of action of BT-cisplatin combination...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086830/sigma-2-receptor-agonist-derivatives-of-1-cyclohexyl-4-3-5-methoxy-1-2-3-4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl-propyl-piperazine-pb28-induce-cell-death-via-mitochondrial-superoxide-production-and-caspase-activation-in-pancreatic-cancer
#5
Maria Laura Pati, John R Hornick, Mauro Niso, Francesco Berardi, Dirk Spitzer, Carmen Abate, William Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Despite considerable efforts by scientific research, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer related mortalities. Sigma-2 receptors, which are overexpressed in several tumors, represent promising targets for triggering selective pancreatic cancer cells death. METHODS: We selected five differently structured high-affinity sigma-2 ligands (PB28, PB183, PB221, F281 and PB282) to study how they affect the viability of diverse pancreatic cancer cells (human cell lines BxPC3, AsPC1, Mia PaCa-2, and Panc1 and mouse Panc-02, KCKO and KP-02) and how this is reflected in vivo in a tumor model...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086829/genomic-pathways-modulated-by-twist-in-breast-cancer
#6
Farhad Vesuna, Yehudit Bergman, Venu Raman
BACKGROUND: The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor TWIST1 (Twist) is involved in embryonic cell lineage determination and mesodermal differentiation. There is evidence to indicate that Twist expression plays a role in breast tumor formation and metastasis, but the role of Twist in dysregulating pathways that drive the metastatic cascade is unclear. Moreover, many of the genes and pathways dysregulated by Twist in cell lines and mouse models have not been validated against data obtained from larger, independant datasets of breast cancer patients...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086824/d-dimer-is-an-essential-accompaniment-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-gastric-cancer
#7
Dongmei Diao, Yao Cheng, Yongchun Song, Hao Zhang, Zhangjian Zhou, Chengxue Dang
BACKGROUND: Fibrinogen (FIB) is an important source of fibrin, which plays a crucial role in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) extravasation and distant metastasis development. We hypothesize it's stable final product, plasma D-dimer, may be associated with CTCs appearance and can reflect the metastatic phenotype in cancer patients. METHODS: We first verified our hypothesis in different murine gastric cancer metastasis models in vivo, plasma D-dimer and fibrinogen as well as its degradation products were directly examined in three metastasis immune-deficient mouse models and in controls...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086818/narrow-band-imaging-versus-lugol-chromoendoscopy-to-diagnose-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Flavio Hiroshi Ananias Morita, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Edson Ide, Rodrigo Silva Paula Rocha, Julio Cesar Martins Aquino, Mauricio Kazuyoshi Minata, Kendi Yamazaki, Sergio Barbosa Marques, Paulo Sakai, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura
BACKGROUND: In the early stage esophageal cancer, changes in the mucosa are subtle and pass unnoticed in endoscopic examinations using white light. To increase sensitivity, chromoscopy with Lugol's solution has been used. Technological advancements have led to the emergence of virtual methods of endoscopic chromoscopy, including narrow band imaging (NBI). NBI enhances the relief of the mucosa and the underlying vascular pattern, providing greater convenience without the risks inherent to the use of vital dye...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077118/malat1-promoted-invasiveness-of-gastric-adenocarcinoma
#9
Na Keum Lee, Jung Hwa Lee, Cristina Ivan, Hui Ling, Xinna Zhang, Chan Hyuk Park, George A Calin, Sang Kil Lee
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is the second leading cause of cancer globally, and the mechanism of its pathogenesis is still largely unknown. Recently, non-coding RNAs have been recognized to promote metastasis in various cancers, including gastric cancer. METHODS: We found that metastasis associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript-1 (MALAT1) is upregulated in gastric cancer tissue compared to adjacent normal tissue, as determined by microarray and subsequent qRT-PCR, then investigated the impact of MALAT1 on apoptosis, cell proliferation, and the cell cycle to dissect the carcinogenesis of gastric cancer, and examined mechanisms of invasion and metastasis...
January 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077117/topoisomerase-i-copy-number-alterations-as-biomarker-for-irinotecan-efficacy-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#10
Jesper Andreas Palshof, Estrid Vilma Solyom Høgdall, Tim Svenstrup Poulsen, Dorte Linnemann, Benny Vittrup Jensen, Per Pfeiffer, Line Schmidt Tarpgaard, Nils Brünner, Jan Stenvang, Mette Yilmaz, Dorte Lisbet Nielsen
BACKGROUND: No biomarker exists to guide the optimal choice of chemotherapy for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. We examined the copy numbers (CN) of topoisomerase I (TOP1) as well as the ratios of TOP1/CEN-20 and TOP1/CEN-2 as biomarkers for irinotecan efficacy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. METHODS: From a national cohort, we identified 163 patients treated every third week with irinotecan 350 mg/m(2) as second-line therapy. Among these 108 were eligible for analyses and thus entered the study...
January 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077100/incidence-of-solitary-pulmonary-nodules-in-northeastern-france-a-population-based-study-in-five-regions
#11
Émilie Marrer, Damien Jolly, Patrick Arveux, Catherine Lejeune, Marie-Christine Woronoff-Lemsi, Jérémie Jégu, Francis Guillemin, Michel Velten
BACKGROUND: The discovery of a solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) on a chest imaging exam is of major clinical concern. However, the incidence rates of SPNs in a general population have not been estimated. The objective of this study was to provide incidence estimates of SPNs in a general population in 5 northeastern regions of France. METHODS: This population-based study was undertaken in 5 regions of northeastern France in May 2002-March 2003 and May 2004-June 2005...
January 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073364/lack-of-mre11-rad50-nbs1-mrn-complex-detection-occurs-frequently-in-low-grade-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#12
Simone Brandt, Eleftherios P Samartzis, Anne-Katrin Zimmermann, Daniel Fink, Holger Moch, Aurelia Noske, Konstantin J Dedes
BACKGROUND: BRCA1/2-deficient ovarian carcinomas are recognized as target for Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. BRCA1 and BRCA2 proteins are involved in homologous recombination repair of double-strand DNA breaks. The relevance of other homologous recombination repair proteins, e.g. MRE11, RAD50, NBS1 (MRN complex) in ovarian carcinomas is unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of lack of MRE11, RAD50, NBS1 protein detection in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC)...
January 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073349/the-mir-34a-5p-promotes-the-multi-chemoresistance-of-osteosarcoma-via-repression-of-the-agtr1-gene
#13
Youguang Pu, Fangfang Zhao, Yinpeng Li, Mingda Cui, Haiyan Wang, Xianghui Meng, Shanbao Cai
BACKGROUND: Chemoresistance hinders the curative cancer chemotherapy. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are key players in diverse biological processes including the chemoresistance of cancers. METHODS: A RNA-seq-based miR-omic analysis of osteosarcoma (OS) cells was performed to detect the levels of miR-34a-5p. Bioinformatics analysis revealed that AGTR1 is one of the target genes of miR-34a-5p. The mRNA and protein levels of AGTR1 were detected in both the miR-34a-5p-mimic transfected G-292 and miR-34a-5p-antagomiR transfected SJSA-1 cells...
January 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068940/early-life-socioeconomic-environment-and-mammographic-breast-density
#14
Parisa Tehranifar, Barbara A Cohn, Julie D Flom, Angeline Protacio, Piera Cirillo, L H Lumey, Karin B Michels, Mary Beth Terry
BACKGROUND: Early life social environment may influence breast cancer through shaping risk factors operating in early life, adolescence and adulthood, or may be associated with breast cancer risk independent of known risk factors. We investigated the associations between early life socioeconomic status (SES) and mammographic density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer, and the extent to which these associations were independent of risk factors across the lifecourse. METHODS: We used data from an adult follow-up study of two U...
January 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068939/swallowing-interventions-for-the-treatment-of-dysphagia-after-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-behavioural-strategies-used-to-promote-patient-adherence-to-swallowing-exercises
#15
Roganie Govender, Christina H Smith, Stuart A Taylor, Helen Barratt, Benjamin Gardner
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a significant side-effect following treatment for head and neck cancers, yet poor adherence to swallowing exercises is frequently reported in intervention studies. Behaviour change techniques (BCTs) can be used to improve adherence, but no review to date has described the techniques or indicated which may be more associated with improved swallowing outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to identify behavioural strategies in swallowing interventions, and to explore any relationships between these strategies and intervention effects...
January 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068937/the-efficacy-and-roles-of-combining-temozolomide-with-whole-brain-radiotherapy-in-protection-neurocognitive-function-and-improvement-quality-of-life-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-with-brain-metastases
#16
Xia Deng, Zhen Zheng, Baochai Lin, Huafang Su, Hanbin Chen, Shaoran Fei, Zhenghua Fei, Lihao Zhao, Xiance Jin, Cong-Ying Xie
BACKGROUND: Brain metastasis (BM) is a poor prognostic factor for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The efficacy and roles of combining temozolomide (TMZ) with whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) in protection neurocognitive function (NCF) and improvement quality of life (QOL) were investigated and compared with WBRT alone in the treatment of NSCLC patients with BM. METHODS: A total of 238 NSCLC patients with BM were reviewed and categorized into WBRT plus TMZ (RCT) arm and WBRT alone (RT), respectively...
January 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068959/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-with-metastasis-to-the-spleen-a-case-report
#17
Yasunaru Sakuma, Yoshikazu Yasuda, Naohiro Sata, Yoshinori Hosoya, Atsushi Shimizu, Hirofumi Fujii, Daisuke Matsubara, Noriyuki Fukushima, Atsushi Miki, Misato Maeno, Alan Kawarai Lefor
BACKGROUND: Long-term term survival in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors has been reported, even in patients with metastatic disease. Metastases to the spleen are extremely rare, but have been reported from a number of primary malignancies, such as breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma and ovarian cancer. This is the first report of a splenic metastasis from a primary pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient presented as a 53 years old white male with anemia and fatigue...
January 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068944/the-acceleration-of-glucose-accumulation-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-assessed-by-fdg-pet-ct-demonstrated-acquisition-of-resistance-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy
#18
Noboru Nakaigawa, Keiichi Kondo, Daiki Ueno, Kazuhiro Namura, Kazuhide Makiyama, Kazuki Kobayashi, Koichi Shioi, Ichiro Ikeda, Takeshi Kishida, Tomohiro Kaneta, Ryogo Minamimoto, Ukihide Tateishi, Tomio Inoue, Masahiro Yao
BACKGROUND: Tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI) targeting angiogenesis improves the prognosis of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), but its effect is temporary. In order to understand the mechanism by which RCC acquires resistance to TKI, we investigated the change of glucose accumulation in RCC by FDG PET/CT when they demonstrated progression disease (PD) against TKI. METHODS: We monitored the FDG accumulation in RCC of 38 patients treated with TKI by 162 PET/CT sequentially until they were judged to demonstrate PD...
January 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068938/acupuncture-combined-with-methylcobalamin-for-the-treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#19
Xiaoyan Han, Lijuan Wang, Hongfei Shi, Gaofeng Zheng, Jingsong He, Wenjun Wu, Jimin Shi, Guoqing Wei, Weiyan Zheng, Jie Sun, He Huang, Zhen Cai
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) seriously affects the quality of life of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) as well as the response rate to chemotherapy. Acupuncture has a potential role in the treatment of CIPN, but at present there have been no randomized clinical research studies to analyze the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of CIPN, particularly in MM patients. METHODS: The MM patients (104 individuals) who met the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned into a solely methylcobalamin therapy group (500 μg intramuscular methylcobalamin injections every other day for 20 days; ten injections) followed by 2 months of 500 μg oral methylcobalamin administration, three times per day) and an acupuncture combined with methylcobalamin (Met + Acu) group (methylcobalamin used the same way as above accompanied by three cycles of acupuncture)...
January 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068936/retrospective-study-of-ras-pik3ca-braf-tumor-mutations-as-predictors-of-response-to-first-line-chemotherapy-with-bevacizumab-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
#20
Izuma Nakayama, Eiji Shinozaki, Tomohiro Matsushima, Takeru Wakatsuki, Mariko Ogura, Takashi Ichimura, Masato Ozaka, Daisuke Takahari, Mitsukuni Suenaga, Keisho Chin, Nobuyuki Mizunuma, Kensei Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: After analysis of minor RAS mutations (KRAS exon 3, 4/NRAS) in the FIRE-3 and PRIME studies, an expanded range of RAS mutations were established as a negative predictive marker for the efficacy of anti-EGFR antibody treatment. BRAF and PIK3CA mutations may be candidate biomarkers for anti-EGFR targeted therapies. However, it remains unknown whether RAS/PIK3CA/BRAF tumor mutations can predict the efficacy of bevacizumab in metastatic colorectal cancer. We assessed whether selection according to RAS/PIK3CA/BRAF mutational status could be beneficial for patients treated with bevacizumab as first-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer...
January 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
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