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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933273/prognostic-value-of-plasma-and-urine-glycosaminoglycan-scores-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Francesco Gatto, Marco Maruzzo, Cristina Magro, Umberto Basso, Jens Nielsen
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) vastly improved since the introduction of antiangiogenic-targeted therapy. However, it is still unclear which biological processes underlie ccRCC aggressiveness and affect prognosis. Here, we checked whether a recently discovered systems biomarker based on plasmatic or urinary measurements of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) aggregated into diagnostic scores correlated with ccRCC prognosis. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with a diagnosis of ccRCC (23 metastatic) were prospectively enrolled, and their urine and plasma biomarker scores were correlated to progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) as either a dichotomous ("Low" vs...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933272/autophagy-dependent-secretion-contribution-to-tumor-progression
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Tom G Keulers, Marco B E Schaaf, Kasper M A Rouschop
Autophagy is best known as a lysosomal degradation and recycling pathway to maintain cellular homeostasis. During autophagy, cytoplasmic content is recognized and packed in autophagic vacuoles, or autophagosomes, and targeted for degradation. However, during the last years, it has become evident that the role of autophagy is not restricted to degradation alone but also mediates unconventional forms of secretion. Furthermore, cells with defects in autophagy apparently are able to reroute their cargo, like mitochondria, to the extracellular environment; effects that contribute to an array of pathologies...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933271/functional-significance-of-aurora-kinases-p53-protein-family-interactions-in-cancer
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Kaori Sasai, Warapen Treekitkarnmongkol, Kazuharu Kai, Hiroshi Katayama, Subrata Sen
Aurora kinases play critical roles in regulating spindle assembly, chromosome segregation, and cytokinesis to ensure faithful segregation of chromosomes during mitotic cell division cycle. Molecular and cell biological studies have revealed that Aurora kinases, at physiological levels, orchestrate complex sequential cellular processes at distinct subcellular locations through functional interactions with its various substrates. Aberrant expression of Aurora kinases, on the other hand, cause defects in mitotic spindle assembly, checkpoint response activation, and chromosome segregation leading to chromosomal instability...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921007/long-term-response-to-nivolumab-and-acute-renal-failure-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-a-pd-l1-tumor-expression-increased-with-sunitinib-therapy-a-case-report
#4
Juan Ruiz-Bañobre, Urbano Anido, Ihab Abdulkader, José Antúnez-López, Rafael López-López, Jorge García-González
INTRODUCTION: Papillary renal cell carcinoma (PRCC), which represents around 20% of renal cell carcinomas, is a heterogeneous disease that includes different tumor types with several clinical and molecular phenotypes. Nivolumab, a fully human IgG4 programed cell death protein 1 immune checkpoint inhibitor antibody, has shown not only an overall survival advantage when compared to everolimus but also a relatively good side-effect profile among patients with previously treated advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921006/survival-and-control-prognosticators-of-recurrent-gynecological-malignancies-of-the-pelvis-and-para-aortic-region-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
#5
Shaakir Hasan, Anthony Ricco, Kaylette Jenkins, Rachelle Lanciano, Alexandra Hanlon, John Lamond, Jun Yang, Jing Feng, Michael Good, Joel Noumoff, Luther Brady
PURPOSE: To define prognostic factors associated with improved survival and local control (LC) for gynecologic cancer recurrences limited to the pelvis and para-aortic (PA) region using stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). METHODS: Between 2/2008 and 7/2014, 30 women (35 targets) with pelvic or PA recurrence of endometrioid (n = 12), cervical (n = 11), ovarian (n = 3), uterine-serous (n = 2), or carcinosarcoma (n = 2) cancer were treated with SBRT...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917372/which-prognostic-index-is-most-appropriate-in-the-setting-of-delayed-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases
#6
Timothy Malouff, Nathan R Bennion, Vivek Verma, Gabriel A Martinez, Nathan Balkman, Abhijeet Bhirud, Tanner Smith, Chi Lin
OBJECTIVES: To determine if five commonly used prognostic indices (PIs) - recursive partitioning analysis (RPA), Score Index for Radiosurgery (SIR), Basic Score for Brain Metastases (BSBM), graded prognostic assessment (GPA), and the diagnosis-specific GPA - are valid following delay between diagnosis and treatment of brain metastases. METHODS: In a single-institutional cohort, records of patients who underwent stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) more than 30 days from diagnosis of brain metastases were collected, and five PI scores were calculated for each patient...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917371/hijacker-of-the-antitumor-immune-response-autophagy-is-showing-its-worst-facet
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Elodie Viry, Muhammad Zaeem Noman, Tsolère Arakelian, Audrey Lequeux, Salem Chouaib, Guy Berchem, Etienne Moussay, Jérôme Paggetti, Bassam Janji
Macroautophagy (hereafter referred to as autophagy) is a housekeeping process constitutively executed at basal level in all cells to promote cellular homeostasis by regulating organelle and protein turnover. However, autophagy deregulation caused by several stress factors, such as hypoxia, is prevalent in many cancers. It is now well established that autophagy can act as tumor suppressor or tumor promoter depending on tumor type, stage, and genetic context. In developed tumors, autophagy promotes the survival of cancer cells and therefore operates as a cell resistance mechanism...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917370/multiple-myeloma-like-spinal-mri-findings-in-skeletal-fluorosis-an-unusual-presentation-of-fluoride-toxicity-in-human
#8
Javed Ahsan Quadri, Mohd Meraj Alam, Saba Sarwar, Ashraf Ghanai, A Shariff, Taposh K Das
Endemic fluorosis is a worldwide environmental problem due to excessive fluoride, commonly due to increased drinking water fluoride levels but sometimes due to other sources such as food with high fluoride content. In India, 21 of the 35 states are known to have health problems associated with fluoride toxicity. The present report is a case of a 50-year-old female who was seen with progressive spinal complications and a MRI of the spine suggestive of multiple myeloma. The MRI of the lumbosacral spine showed a diffuse and heterogeneous marrow signal of the lower dorsal and lumbosacral vertebrae...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917369/management-of-multiple-myeloma-and-usage-of-bortezomib-perspective-from-india-and-ukraine
#9
Amit Garg, Mykhaylo Morgunskyy, Yogesh Belagali, Namita Gupta, Shyam Prasad Akku
Novel treatment strategies have remarkably improved the multiple myeloma (MM) patients' survival, with associated increased costs. A joint panel meet of international experts from India and Ukraine was held in New Delhi on May 19, 2016 focusing on MM management, bortezomib role, unmet medical needs, and current challenges. The health-care system for oncology in India is majorly private vs. government-based in Ukraine. In India, electrophoresis, serum-free light chain assays, bone marrow tests, and X-rays are available modes of diagnosis...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917368/sex-steroid-hormone-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-pesticide-use-and-the-risk-of-prostate-cancer-a-nested-case-control-study-within-the-agricultural-health-study
#10
Carol H Christensen, Kathryn Hughes Barry, Gabriella Andreotti, Michael C R Alavanja, Michael B Cook, Scott P Kelly, Laurie A Burdett, Meredith Yeager, Laura E Beane Freeman, Sonja I Berndt, Stella Koutros
Experimental and epidemiologic investigations suggest that certain pesticides may alter sex steroid hormone synthesis, metabolism or regulation, and the risk of hormone-related cancers. Here, we evaluated whether single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) involved in hormone homeostasis alter the effect of pesticide exposure on prostate cancer risk. We evaluated pesticide-SNP interactions between 39 pesticides and SNPs with respect to prostate cancer among 776 cases and 1,444 controls nested in the Agricultural Health Study cohort...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900284/effect-of-pantethine-on-ovarian-tumor-progression-and-choline-metabolism
#11
Marie-France Penet, Balaji Krishnamachary, Flonne Wildes, Yelena Mironchik, Delia Mezzanzanica, Franca Podo, Max de Reggi, Bouchra Gharib, Zaver M Bhujwalla
Epithelial ovarian cancer remains the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancy among women in developed countries. New therapeutic strategies evaluated with relevant preclinical models are urgently needed to improve survival rates. Here, we have assessed the effect of pantethine on tumor growth and metabolism using magnetic resonance imaging and high-resolution proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in a model of ovarian cancer. To evaluate treatment strategies, it is important to use models that closely mimic tumor growth in humans...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896219/enhanced-therapeutic-efficacy-in-cancer-patients-by-short-term-fasting-the-autophagy-connection
#12
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Gustav van Niekerk, Suzèl M Hattingh, Anna-Mart Engelbrecht
Preclinical studies suggest that fasting prior to chemotherapy may be an effective strategy to protect patients against the adverse effects of chemo-toxicity. Fasting may also sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapy. It is further suggested that fasting may similarly augment the efficacy of oncolytic viral therapy. The primary mechanism mediating these beneficial effects is thought to relate to the fact that fasting results in a decrease of circulating growth factors. In turn, such fasting cues would prompt normal cells to redirect energy toward cell maintenance and repair processes, rather than growth and proliferation...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896218/hormonal-modulation-of-breast-cancer-gene-expression-implications-for-intrinsic-subtyping-in-premenopausal-women
#13
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Sarah M Bernhardt, Pallave Dasari, David Walsh, Amanda R Townsend, Timothy J Price, Wendy V Ingman
Clinics are increasingly adopting gene-expression profiling to diagnose breast cancer subtype, providing an intrinsic, molecular portrait of the tumor. For example, the PAM50-based Prosigna test quantifies expression of 50 key genes to classify breast cancer subtype, and this method of classification has been demonstrated to be superior over traditional immunohistochemical methods that detect proteins, to predict risk of disease recurrence. However, these tests were largely developed and validated using breast cancer samples from postmenopausal women...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896217/adapt-recycle-and-move-on-proteostasis-and-trafficking-mechanisms-in-melanoma
#14
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Seyma Demirsoy, Shaun Martin, Hannelore Maes, Patrizia Agostinis
Melanoma has emerged as a paradigm of a highly aggressive and plastic cancer, capable to co-opt the tumor stroma in order to adapt to the hostile microenvironment, suppress immunosurveillance mechanisms, and disseminate. In particular, oncogene- and aneuploidy-driven dysregulations of proteostasis in melanoma cells impose a rewiring of central proteostatic processes, such as the heat shock and unfolded protein responses, autophagy, and the endo-lysosomal system, to avoid proteotoxicity. Research over the past decade has indicated that alterations in key nodes of these proteostasis pathways act in conjunction with crucial oncogenic drivers to increase intrinsic adaptations of melanoma cells against proteotoxic stress, modulate the high metabolic demand of these cancer cells and the interface with other stromal cells, through the heightened release of soluble factors or exosomes...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896216/recent-advances-in-immunotherapy-in-metastatic-nsclc
#15
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Pranshu Bansal, Diaa Osman, Gregory N Gan, George R Simon, Yanis Boumber
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of most common malignancies and the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Despite advances in targeted therapies, majority of NSCLC patients do not have targetable genomic alterations. Nevertheless, recent discovery that NSCLC is an immunogenic tumor type, and several breakthroughs in immunotherapies have led to rapid expansion of this new treatment modality in NSCLC with recent FDA approvals of programed death receptor-1 inhibitors, such as nivolumab and pembrolizumab...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891320/the-association-of-vdac-with-cell-viability-of-pc12-model-of-huntington-s-disease
#16
Andonis Karachitos, Daria Grobys, Klaudia Kulczyńska, Adrian Sobusiak, Hanna Kmita
It is becoming increasingly apparent that mitochondria dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease (HD), but the underlying mechanism is still elusive. Thus, there is a still need for further studies concerning the upstream events in the mitochondria dysfunction that could contribute to cell death observed in HD. Taking into account the fundamental role of the voltage-dependent anion-selective channel (VDAC) in mitochondria functioning, it is reasonable to consider the channel as a crucial element in HD etiology...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882308/prognostic-impact-of-autophagy-biomarkers-for-cutaneous-melanoma
#17
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Diana Y L Tang, Robert A Ellis, Penny E Lovat
Prognosis and survival for malignant melanoma is highly dependent on early diagnosis and treatment. While the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) criterion provides a means of staging melanomas and guiding treatment approaches, it is unable to identify the risk of disease progression of early stage tumors or provide reliable stratification for novel adjuvant therapies. The demand for credible prognostic/companion biomarkers able to identify high-risk melanoma subgroups as well as guide more effective personalized/precision-based therapy is therefore of paramount importance...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882307/metabolic-imaging-in-prostate-cancer-where-we-are
#18
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Claudia Testa, Cristian Pultrone, David Neil Manners, Riccardo Schiavina, Raffaele Lodi
In recent years, the development of diagnostic methods based on metabolic imaging has been aimed at improving diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) and perhaps at improving therapy. Molecular imaging methods can detect specific biological processes that are different when detected within cancer cells relative to those taking place in surrounding normal tissues. Many methods are sensitive to tissue metabolism; among them, positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) are widely used in clinical practice and clinical research...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878106/multiparameter-evaluation-of-the-heterogeneity-of-circulating-tumor-cells-using-integrated-rna-in-situ-hybridization-and-immunocytochemical-analysis
#19
Yongqi Wu, Kyoung-Joo Jenny Park, Clayton Deighan, Peter Amaya, Brandon Miller, Quintin Pan, Maciej Zborowski, Maryam Lustberg, Jeffery Chalmers
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are routinely identified as cytokeratin (CK)-positive, epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM)-positive, and CD45-negative and are enriched based on EpCAM. However, there are a number of methodological challenges regarding both isolation and characterization of these rare CTCs including downregulation or absence of EpCAM in a variety of solid tumors leading to the omission of subpopulations of CTCs, difficulties in analyzing RNA and protein targets in CTCs due to the rarity of these cells, and low levels of targets and technological limitations of visualizing the targets of interest on each individual cell...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867909/prostate-cancer-screening-a-brief-tool-to-incorporate-patient-preferences-in-a-clinical-encounter
#20
Anita D Misra-Hebert, Michael W Kattan
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