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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316954/molecular-pathways-controlling-autophagy-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Maria New, Tim Van Acker, Jaclyn S Long, Jun-Ichi Sakamaki, Kevin M Ryan, Sharon A Tooze
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the few cancer types where the 5-year survival rate shows no improvement. Despite conflicting evidence, the majority of data points to an essential role for autophagy in PDAC growth and survival, in particular constitutively activated autophagy, can provide crucial fuel to PDAC tumor cells in their nutrient-deprived environment. Autophagy, which is required for cell homeostasis, can both suppress and promote tumorigenesis and tumor survival in a context-dependent manner...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303236/treating-the-critically-ill-with-radiotherapy-lessons-learned-from-a-young-woman-with-cardiac-angiosarcoma
#2
Emma C Fields, Bryan Squires, Harry Lomas
BACKGROUND: Treating patients who are critically ill with radiotherapy (RT) brings a unique set of challenges as it involves treating patients who require mechanical life support, unconventional positioning, and a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure safety. However, when the benefits of such treatment outweigh the risks, the challenges can be overcome, as demonstrated in this unique case of cardiac angiosarcoma. CASE DESCRIPTION: This is a case of a 42-year-old female with a right sided cardiac angiosarcoma who quickly developed cardiac tamponade and respiratory failure related to compression of her right heart by the tumor...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299284/integral-dose-based-inverse-optimization-may-reduce-side-effects-in-radiotherapy-of-prostate-carcinoma
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Ivaylo B Mihaylov
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work is to apply a novel inverse optimization approach, based on utilization of quantitative imaging information in the optimization function, to prostate carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This new inverse optimization algorithm relies upon quantitative information derived from computed tomography (CT) imaging studies. The Hounsfield numbers of the CT voxels are converted to physical density, which in turn is used to calculate voxel mass and the corresponding integral dose, by summation over the product of dose and mass in each dose voxel...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299283/lenvatinib-for-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
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Makoto Tahara, Naomi Kiyota, Tomoko Yamazaki, Naoko Chayahara, Kenji Nakano, Lina Inagaki, Kazuhisa Toda, Tomohiro Enokida, Hironobu Minami, Yoshinori Imamura, Tatsuya Sasaki, Takuya Suzuki, Katsuki Fujino, Corina E Dutcus, Shunji Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Lenvatinib has been approved by regulatory agencies in Japan, the United States, and the European Union for treatment of radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RR-DTC). Thyroid cancer, however, is a clinically diverse disease that includes anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), the subtype associated with the highest lethality. Effective therapy for ATC is an unmet need. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This phase 2, single-arm, open-label study in patients with thyroid cancer, including ATC, RR-DTC, and medullary thyroid cancer was conducted from 3 September 2012 to 9 July 2015...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299282/extracellular-proton-concentrations-impacts-ln229-glioblastoma-tumor-cell-fate-via-differential-modulation-of-surface-lipids
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Sebastian John, K C Sivakumar, Rashmi Mishra
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly aggressive form of brain cancer with marginal survival rates. GBM extracellular acidosis can profoundly impact its cell fate heterogeneities and progression. However, the molecules and mechanisms that enable GBM tumor cells acid adaptation and consequent cell fate competencies are weakly understood. Since extracellular proton concentrations (pHe) directly intercept the tumor cell plasma membrane, surface lipids must play a crucial role in pHe-dependent tumor cell fate dynamics...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293540/inverse-association-between-dietary-intake-of-selected-carotenoids-and-vitamin-c-and-risk-of-lung-cancer
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Martine Shareck, Marie-Claude Rousseau, Anita Koushik, Jack Siemiatycki, Marie-Elise Parent
While diets rich in fruit and vegetables appear to reduce lung cancer risk, the evidence for individual carotenoid and vitamin intakes has been judged too limited to reach firm conclusions. Data from a case-control study of lung cancer (Montreal, QC, Canada, 1996-2002) were used to investigate the role of dietary intakes of β-carotene, α-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein/zeaxanthin, lycopene, and vitamin C in lung cancer risk. In-person interviews elicited dietary information from 1,105 incident cases and 1,449 population controls...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275576/the-unique-molecular-and-cellular-microenvironment-of-ovarian-cancer
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Thomas Worzfeld, Elke Pogge von Strandmann, Magdalena Huber, Till Adhikary, Uwe Wagner, Silke Reinartz, Rolf Müller
The reciprocal interplay of cancer cells and host cells is an indispensable prerequisite for tumor growth and progression. Cells of both the innate and adaptive immune system, in particular tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and T cells, as well as cancer-associated fibroblasts enter into a malicious liaison with tumor cells to create a tumor-promoting and immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment (TME). Ovarian cancer, the most lethal of all gynecological malignancies, is characterized by a unique TME that enables specific and efficient metastatic routes, impairs immune surveillance, and mediates therapy resistance...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265553/overview-of-the-use-of-murine-models-in-leukemia-and-lymphoma-research
#8
REVIEW
Rebecca Kohnken, Pierluigi Porcu, Anjali Mishra
Murine models have been adopted as a significant and powerful tool in the study of cancer. The applications of murine models of cancer are numerous: mechanism discovery, oncogenesis, molecular genetics, microenvironment, metastasis, and therapeutic efficacy. Leukemias and lymphomas are a group of highly heterogeneous hematologic malignancies that affect people of all ages and ethnicities. Leukemia and lymphoma arise from hematopoietic and immune cells and usually spread widely throughout the body. The liquid nature of many of these malignancies, as well as the complex microenvironment from which they arise and their multifaceted genetic basis, has added to the difficulty in generating appropriate and translational models to study them...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265552/a-timely-shift-from-shotgun-to-targeted-proteomics-and-how-it-can-be-groundbreaking-for-cancer-research
#9
REVIEW
Sara S Faria, Carlos F M Morris, Adriano R Silva, Micaella P Fonseca, Patrice Forget, Mariana S Castro, Wagner Fontes
The fact that cancer is a leading cause of death all around the world has naturally sparked major efforts in the pursuit of novel and more efficient biomarkers that could better serve as diagnostic tools, prognostic predictors, or therapeutical targets in the battle against this type of disease. Mass spectrometry-based proteomics has proven itself as a robust and logical alternative to the immuno-based methods that once dominated the field. Nevertheless, intrinsic limitations of classic proteomic approaches such as the natural gap between shotgun discovery-based methods and clinically applicable results have called for the implementation of more direct, hypothesis-based studies such as those made available through targeted approaches, that might be able to streamline biomarker discovery and validation as a means to increase survivability of affected patients...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261562/inhibition-of-dna-and-histone-methylation-by-5-aza-2-deoxycytidine-decitabine-and-3-deazaneplanocin-a-on-antineoplastic-action-and-gene-expression-in-myeloid-leukemic-cells
#10
Richard L Momparler, Sylvie Côté, Louise F Momparler, Youssef Idaghdour
Epigenetic alterations play an important role in the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) by silencing of genes that suppress leukemogenesis and differentiation. One of the key epigenetic changes in AML is gene silencing by DNA methylation. The importance of this alteration is illustrated by the induction of remissions in AML by 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-AZA-CdR, decitabine), a potent inhibitor of DNA methylation. However, most patients induced into remission by 5-AZA-CdR will relapse, suggesting that a second agent should be sought to increase the efficacy of this epigenetic therapy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261561/interventional-analgesic-management-of-lung-cancer-pain
#11
REVIEW
Uri Hochberg, Maria Francisca Elgueta, Jordi Perez
Lung cancer is one of the four most prevalent cancers worldwide. Comprehensive patient care includes not only adherence to clinical guidelines to control and when possible cure the disease but also appropriate symptom control. Pain is one of the most prevalent symptoms in patients diagnosed with lung cancer; it can arise from local invasion of chest structures or metastatic disease invading bones, nerves, or other anatomical structures potentially painful. Pain can also be a consequence of therapeutic approaches like surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232906/no-effect-of-dietary-aspartame-or-stevia-on-pancreatic-acinar-carcinoma-development-growth-or-induced-mortality-in-a-murine-model
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James Dooley, Vasiliki Lagou, Tom Dresselaers, Katinka A van Dongen, Uwe Himmelreich, Adrian Liston
Pancreatic cancer has an extremely poor prognosis, largely due to a poor record for early detection. Known risk factors for pancreatic cancer include obesity, diet, and diabetes, implicating glucose consumption and regulation as a key player. The role of artificial sweeteners may therefore be pertinent to disease kinetics. The oncogenic impact of artificial sweeteners is a highly controversial area. Aspartame, one of the most studied food additives, is widely recognized as being generally safe, although there are still specific areas where research is incomplete due to study limitations...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232905/electronic-support-for-retrospective-analysis-in-the-field-of-radiation-oncology-proof-of-principle-using-an-example-of-fractionated-stereotactic-radiotherapy-of%C3%A2-251%C3%A2-meningioma-patients
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Sandra Rutzner, Rainer Fietkau, Thomas Ganslandt, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Dorota Lubgan
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to verify the possible benefit of a clinical data warehouse (DWH) for retrospective analysis in the field of radiation oncology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We manually and electronically (using DWH) evaluated demographic, radiotherapy, and outcome data from 251 meningioma patients, who were irradiated from January 2002 to January 2015 at the Department of Radiation Oncology of the Erlangen University Hospital. Furthermore, we linked the Oncology Information System (OIS) MOSAIQ(®) to the DWH in order to gain access to irradiation data...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232904/up-front-and-salvage-transoral-robotic-surgery-for-head-and-neck-cancer-a-belgian-multicenter-retrospective-case-series
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Jeroen Meulemans, Christophe Vanclooster, Tom Vauterin, Emmanuel D'heygere, Sandra Nuyts, Paul M Clement, Robert Hermans, Pierre Delaere, Vincent Vander Poorten
INTRODUCTION/AIM: We analyzed the functional and oncologic outcomes of primary and salvage transoral robotic surgery (TORS) procedures, performed in three Belgian institutions with a similar philosophy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 86 patients who underwent TORS between 24-12-2009 and 25-09-2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Descriptive statistics, overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and disease-free survival (DFS; Kaplan-Meier), and the variation of these outcomes according to whether patients had primary or salvage TORS were evaluated (univariate log-rank analysis)...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224113/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-boost-for-unfavorable-prostate-cancer-a-report-on-3-year-toxicity
#15
Ima Paydar, Abigail Pepin, Robyn A Cyr, Joseph King, Thomas M Yung, Elizabeth G Bullock, Siyuan Lei, Andrew Satinsky, K William Harter, Simeng Suy, Anatoly Dritschilo, John H Lynch, Thomas P Kole, Sean P Collins
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plus brachytherapy boost for unfavorable prostate cancer provides improved biochemical relapse-free survival over IMRT alone. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) may be a less invasive alternative to brachytherapy boost. Here, we report the 3-year gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) toxicities of IMRT plus SBRT boost. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2008 and September 2012, patients with prostate cancer were treated with robotic SBRT (19...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210565/label-free-proteome-analysis-of-plasma-from-patients-with-breast-cancer-stage-specific-protein-expression
#16
Marina Duarte Pinto Lobo, Frederico Bruno Mendes Batista Moreno, Gustavo Henrique Martins Ferreira Souza, Sara Maria Moreira Lima Verde, Renato de Azevedo Moreira, Ana Cristina de Oliveira Monteiro-Moreira
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed types of cancer among women. Breast cancer mortality rates remain high probably because its diagnosis is hampered by inaccurate detection methods. Since changes in protein expression as well as modifications in protein glycosylation have been frequently reported in cancer development, the aim of this work was to study the differential expression as well as modifications of glycosylation of proteins from plasma of women with breast cancer at different stages of disease (n = 30) compared to healthy women (n = 10)...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197395/characterization-of-the-tumor-microenvironment-and-tumor-stroma-interaction-by-non-invasive-preclinical-imaging
#17
REVIEW
Nirilanto Ramamonjisoa, Ellen Ackerstaff
Tumors are often characterized by hypoxia, vascular abnormalities, low extracellular pH, increased interstitial fluid pressure, altered choline-phospholipid metabolism, and aerobic glycolysis (Warburg effect). The impact of these tumor characteristics has been investigated extensively in the context of tumor development, progression, and treatment response, resulting in a number of non-invasive imaging biomarkers. More recent evidence suggests that cancer cells undergo metabolic reprograming, beyond aerobic glycolysis, in the course of tumor development and progression...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194370/peptide-agonists-of-vasopressin-v2-receptor-reduce-expression-of-neuroendocrine-markers-and-tumor-growth-in-human-lung-and-prostate-tumor-cells
#18
Marina Pifano, Juan Garona, Carla S Capobianco, Nazareno Gonzalez, Daniel F Alonso, Giselle V Ripoll
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) comprise a heterogeneous group of malignancies that express neuropeptides as synaptophysin, chromogranin A (CgA), and specific neuronal enolase (NSE), among others. Vasopressin (AVP) is a neuropeptide with an endocrine, paracrine, and autocrine effect in normal and pathological tissues. AVP receptors are present in human lung, breast, pancreatic, colorectal, and gastrointestinal tumors. While AVP V1 receptors are associated with stimulation of cellular proliferation, AVP V2 receptor (V2r) is related to antiproliferative effects...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191452/circulating-tumor-cells-in-genitourinary-malignancies-an-evolving-path-to-precision-medicine
#19
REVIEW
Cory M Hugen, Daniel E Zainfeld, Amir Goldkorn
Precision medicine with molecularly directed therapeutics is rapidly expanding in all subspecialties of oncology. Molecular analysis and treatment monitoring require tumor tissue, but resections or biopsies are not always feasible due to tumor location, patient safety, and cost. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) offer a safe, low-cost, and repeatable tissue source as an alternative to invasive biopsies. "Liquid biopsies" can be collected from a peripheral blood draw and analyzed to isolate, enumerate, and molecularly characterize CTCs...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180110/assessing-tumor-oxygenation-for-predicting-outcome-in-radiation-oncology-a-review-of-studies-correlating-tumor-hypoxic-status-and-outcome-in-the-preclinical-and-clinical-settings
#20
REVIEW
Florence Colliez, Bernard Gallez, Bénédicte F Jordan
Tumor hypoxia is recognized as a limiting factor for the efficacy of radiotherapy, because it enhances tumor radioresistance. It is strongly suggested that assessing tumor oxygenation could help to predict the outcome of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. Strategies have also been developed to alleviate tumor hypoxia in order to radiosensitize tumors. In addition, oxygen mapping is critically needed for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), in which the most hypoxic regions require higher radiation doses and the most oxygenated regions require lower radiation doses...
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