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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607812/littoral-cell-angioma-of-the-spleen-a-case-report
#1
Dongming Liu, Zhaohui Chen, Tongtong Wang, Baichang Zhang, Hongyuan Zhou, Qiang Li
Littoral-cell angioma (LCA), a primary angioma which clinically belongs to splenic hemangioma, can be mostly found in normal spleen red sinus shore cells of reticuloendothelial cell system. The cells of LCA strongly express endothelial and tissue cell associated antigens that indicate a dual differentiation characteristic; whereas only endothelial cell markers are positive in normal spleen red sinus shore cells. Diagnosis of LCA relies on histopathology. Regular follow-up is needed to monitor recurrence and metastasis...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607811/prognosis-of-gestational-choriocarcinoma-diagnosed-incidentally-during-laparoscopy-for-a-presumed-cornual-pregnancy-a-report-of-five-cases
#2
Shiping Liu, Chenchen Fan, Fengzhi Feng, Yang Xiang, Xirun Wan, Tong Ren
The clinical presentations of gestational choriocarcinoma vary markedly, and a misdiagnosis could be made in atypical patients if simply relying on clinical features. Laparoscopic resection of uterine mass lesion is rarely used in gestational choriocarcinoma diagnosis because of the fear of heavy blood loss and distant metastasis. Five patients who were preoperatively diagnosed as having cornual pregnancy underwent laparoscopic resection of mass lesion and then proved to have gestational choriocarcinoma based on pathological examinations...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607810/aggressive-primary-hepatic-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Mehdi Afrit, Meher Nasri, Soumaya Labidi, Nesrine Mejri, Houda El Benna, Hamouda Boussen
A new case of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is reported to have occurred to a 67-year-old patient who consulted for right-sided chest pain. The work-up showed multiple right pulmonary lesions associated with bilateral moderate pleural effusion and left-sided pleural thickening and three hypodense nodules in the right lobe of the liver, peritoneal thickening, ascites, and multiple vertebral lytic lesions. The diagnosis of an epithelioid hemangioendothelioma was concluded through a histological examination of a computed tomography scan guided biopsy of the liver...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607809/rapid-response-of-brain-metastasis-to-crizotinib-in-a-patient-with-klc1-alk-fusion-and-met-gene-amplification-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#4
Peng Wang, Pei Xiao, Yingnan Ye, Pengpeng Liu, Lei Han, Li Dong, Chunhua She, Jinpu Yu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) ranks as the leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. Brain metastasis (BM) is a common complication of NSCLC, with 25%-40% of patients developing BM during the course of the disease. A significant strategy of local disease control in the central nervous system is radiation therapy. With the development of precision medicine, the concept of treating lung cancer BM has gradually changed. In this case, we performed a surgical procedure to obtain enough tumor tissue for the detection of the target gene and other related experiments after the patient was informed...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607808/concomitant-chemoradiotherapy-associated-oral-lesions-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Sadia Minhas, Muhammad Kashif, Wasif Altaf, Nadeem Afzal, Abdul Hanan Nagi
OBJECTIVE: : Oral squamous-cell carcinoma (OSCC) accounts for >90% of oral cancers affecting adults mostly between the fourth to seventh decades of life. The most common OSCC treatment is concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) having both loco-regional and distant control, but CCRT has acute and chronic toxic effects on adjacent normal tissue. This study aimed to determine the side effects of CCRT on the oral mucosa and to characterize the clinicopathology of oral lesions in patients with OSCC...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607807/immunohistochemical-evaluation-of-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-expression-in-cutaneous-melanoma-tissues-and-four-vdr-gene-polymorphisms
#6
Francesco La Marra, Giuseppe Stinco, Cinzia Buligan, Giovanni Chiriac├▓, Diego Serraino, Carla Di Loreto, Sabina Cauci
OBJECTIVE: : Vitamin D receptor (VDR) mediates vitamin D activity. We examined whether VDR expression in excised melanoma tissues is associated with VDR gene (VDR) polymorphisms. METHODS: : We evaluated VDR protein expression (by monoclonal antibody immunostaining), melanoma characteristics, and carriage of VDR-FokI-rs2228570 (C>T),VDR-BsmI-rs1544410 (G>A),VDR-ApaI-rs7975232 (T>G), andVDR-TaqI-rs731236 (T>C) polymorphisms (by restriction fragment length polymorphism)...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607806/significance-of-stromal-1-and-stromal-2-signatures-and-biologic-prognostic-model-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#7
Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Nancy Asaad, Mona Kandil, Mohammed Shabaan, Asmaa Shams
OBJECTIVE: : Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) is a heterogeneous group of tumors with different biological and clinical characteristics that have diverse clinical outcomes and response to therapy. Stromal-1 signature of tumor microenvironment of DLBCL represents extracellular matrix deposition and histiocytic infiltrate, whereas stromal-2 represents angiogenesis that could affect tumor progression. METHODS: : The aim of the present study is to assess the significance of stromal-1 signature using SPARC-1 and stromal-2 signature using CD31 expression and then finally to construct biologic prognostic model (BPM) in 60 cases of DLBCL via immunohistochemistry...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607805/simplified-microsatellite-instability-detection-protocol-provides-equivalent-sensitivity-to-robust-detection-strategies-in-lynch-syndrome-patients
#8
Hadi Babaei, Mehrdad Zeinalian, Mohammad Hassan Emami, Mortaza Hashemzadeh, Najmeh Farahani, Rasoul Salehi
OBJECTIVE: : Germline mutations in mismatch repair (MMR) genes cause Lynch syndrome (LS). LS is an inherited disease, and an important consequence of MMR deficiency is microsatellite instability (MSI) phenotype. MSI phenotype influences the efficacy of 5 fluorouracil (5-FU) chemotherapy. Reproducible, cost effective, and easy to perform laboratory tests are required to include MSI detection in routine laboratory practice. Evaluation of CAT25 as monomorphic short tandem repeat sequence enables CAT25 to be an efficient screening tool among hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) patients compared with other methods used currently...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607804/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-role-in-tumor-microenvironment-involvement-of-signaling-pathways
#9
Armel Herve Nwabo Kamdje, Paul Takam Kamga, Richard Tagne Simo, Lorella Vecchio, Paul Faustin Seke Etet, Jean Marc Muller, Giulio Bassi, Erique Lukong, Raghuveera Kumar Goel, Jeremie Mbo Amvene, Mauro Krampera
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are adult multipotent stem cells residing as pericytes in various tissues and organs where they can differentiate into specialized cells to replace dying cells and damaged tissues. These cells are commonly found at injury sites and in tumors that are known to behave like " wounds that do not heal." In this article, we discuss the mechanisms of MSCs in migrating, homing, and repairing injured tissues. We also review a number of reports showing that tumor microenvironment triggers plasticity mechanisms in MSCs to induce malignant neoplastic tissue formation, maintenance, and chemoresistance, as well as tumor growth...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607803/cellular-immunity-augmentation-in-mainstream-oncologic-therapy
#10
Daohong Chen, Xiaoshi Zhang
Anticancer immunotherapy has undergone a long evolving journey for decades, and has been dramatically applied to mainstream treatments in oncology in recent 5 years. This progress represents an advanced milestone following cytotoxic medicine and targeted therapy. Cellular immunity plays a pivotal role in the immune responses of hosts to tumor antigens. Such immunity is notably suppressed during neoplastic progression due to immuno-editing processes. Cellular immunity can also be selectively re-activated to combat malignancies while exploiting the advantages of contemporary scientific breakthroughs in molecular immunology and genetic engineering...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607802/developmental-pathways-associated-with-cancer-metastasis-notch-wnt-and-hedgehog
#11
Armel Herve Nwabo Kamdje, Paul Takam Kamga, Richard Tagne Simo, Lorella Vecchio, Paul Faustin Seke Etet, Jean Marc Muller, Giulio Bassi, Erique Lukong, Raghuveera Kumar Goel, Jeremie Mbo Amvene, Mauro Krampera
Master developmental pathways, such as Notch, Wnt, and Hedgehog, are signaling systems that control proliferation, cell death, motility, migration, and stemness. These systems are not only commonly activated in many solid tumors, where they drive or contribute to cancer initiation, but also in primary and metastatic tumor development. The reactivation of developmental pathways in cancer stroma favors the development of cancer stem cells and allows their maintenance, indicating these signaling pathways as particularly attractive targets for efficient anticancer therapies, especially in advanced primary tumors and metastatic cancers...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443210/erratum-to-bcl-2-expression-is-a-poor-predictor-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-prognosis-of-andropause-age-patients
#12
Xiao-Fei Zhang, Xin Yang, Hu-Liang Jia, Wen-Wei Zhu, Lu Lu, Wei Shi, Hao Zhang, Jin-Hong Chen, Yi-Feng Tao, Zheng-Xin Wang, Jun Yang, Lian-Xin Wang, Ming Lu, Yan Zheng, Jing Zhao, Qiong-Zhu Dong, Lun-Xiu Qin
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February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443209/metformin-prevents-hormonal-and-metabolic-disturbances-and-1-2-dimethylhydrazine-induced-colon-carcinogenesis-in-non-diabetic-rats
#13
Viktoria V Bekusova, Vasily M Patsanovskii, Alexander D Nozdrachev, Alexandr P Trashkov, Margarita R Artemenko, Vladimir N Anisimov
Effects of two doses of the anti-diabetic drug, metformin (MF), on hormonal and metabolic levels of serum of non-diabetic male Wistar rats with 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH)-induced colon tumor adenocarcinomas were studied. Carcinogenesis in the animals was also observed. Rats with DMH-induced colon adenocarcinomas had elevated levels of serum glucose, insulin, insulin-like growth factor-1, total cholesterol, triglycerides, catalase, malonic dialdehyde, glycated hemoglobin, aspartate aminotransferase, and alanine aminotransferase and decreased hemoglobin...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443208/roles-of-rap1-signaling-in-tumor-cell-migration-and-invasion
#14
Yi-Lei Zhang, Ruo-Chen Wang, Ken Cheng, Brian Z Ring, Li Su
Ras-associated protein-1 (Rap1), a small GTPase in the Ras-related protein family, is an important regulator of basic cellular functions (e.g., formation and control of cell adhesions and junctions), cellular migration, and polarization. Through its interaction with other proteins, Rap1 plays many roles during cell invasion and metastasis in different cancers. The basic function of Rap1 is straightforward; it acts as a switch during cellular signaling transduction and regulated by its binding to either guanosine triphosphate (GTP) or guanosine diphosphate (GDP)...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443207/truth-telling-for-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-henan-china
#15
Lian-Qun Zhang, Pei-Nan Chen, Hai-Ling Wang, Li Sun, Xue-Ke Zhao, Xin Song, Min-Jie Wu, Tang-Juan Zhang, Ling-Fen Ji, Wei-Li Han, Zong-Min Fan, Yuan Yuan, Hai-Jun Yang, Jian-Po Wang, Fu-You Zhou, Yi-Jun Qi, Li-Dong Wang
OBJECTIVE: : This study aims to investigate the truth-telling status and the relevant factors of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients in Henan, China. METHODS: : A cross-sectional study from April to June 2015 using questionnaires was given to 301 family members of hospitalized ESCC patients based in three affiliated hospitals of Zhengzhou University (i.e., The First Hospital, The Second Hospital, and Tumor Hospital) and Anyang Tumor Hospital. RESULTS: : Among the 41...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443206/estimation-of-lung-cancer-burden-in-australia-the-philippines-and-singapore-an-evaluation-of-disability-adjusted-life-years
#16
Suman Morampudi, Neha Das, Arun Gowda, Anand Patil
OBJECTIVE: Lung cancer is one of the leading cancers and major causes of cancer mortality worldwide. The economic burden associated with the high mortality of lung cancer is high, which accounts for nearly $180 billion on a global scale in 2008. This paper aims to understand the economic burden of lung cancer in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALY) in Australia, the Philippines, and Singapore. METHODS: The years of life lost (YLL) and years lost due to disability (YLD) were calculated using the formula developed by Murray and Lopez in 1996 as part of a comprehensive assessment of mortality and disability for diseases, injuries and risk factors in 1990 and projected to 2020...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443205/a-pilot-study-of-radiologic-measures-of-abdominal-adiposity-weighty-contributors-to-early-pancreatic-carcinogenesis-worth-evaluating
#17
Jennifer B Permuth, Jung W Choi, Dung-Tsa Chen, Kun Jiang, Gina DeNicola, Jian-Nong Li, Domenico Coppola, Barbara A Centeno, Anthony Magliocco, Yoganand Balagurunathan, Nipun Merchant, Jose G Trevino, Daniel Jeong
OBJECTIVE: Intra-abdominal fat is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer (PC), but little is known about its contribution to PC precursors known as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs). Our goal was to evaluate quantitative radiologic measures of abdominal/visceral obesity as possible diagnostic markers of IPMN severity/pathology. METHODS: In a cohort of 34 surgically-resected, pathologically-confirmed IPMNs (17 benign; 17 malignant) with preoperative abdominal computed tomography (CT) images, we calculated body mass index (BMI) and four radiologic measures of obesity: total abdominal fat (TAF) area, visceral fat area (VFA), subcutaneous fat area (SFA), and visceral to subcutaneous fat ratio (V/S)...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443204/association-of-genotypes-of-rs671-withinaldh2-with-risk-for-gastric-cardia-adenocarcinoma-in-the-chinese-han-population-in-high-and-low-incidence-areas
#18
Lian-Qun Zhang, Xin Song, Xue-Ke Zhao, Jia Huang, Peng Zhang, Lu-Wen Wang, Hui Meng, Jian-Wei Ku, Guo-Qiang Kong, Tao Jiang, Xin-Min Li, Xiao-Long Lv, Teng Ma, Guo Yuan, Min-Jie Wu, Shou-Jia Hu, Shuang Lv, Tang-Juan Zhang, Ling-Fen Ji, Zong-Min Fan, Neng-Chao Wang, Yao-Wen Zhang, Fu-You Zhou, Li-Dong Wang
OBJECTIVE: : This study aimed to determine if gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) risk was associated with the lys (A or *2) allele at the rs671 (glu504lys) polymorphism within the aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) gene in a Chinese Han population. We also aimed to investigateALDH2 genotypic distributions between subjects from high- and low-incidence areas for both GCA and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: : We designed a case-control study including 2,686 patients with GCA and 3,675 control subjects from high- and low-incidence areas for both GCA and ESCC in China...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443203/epidemic-trend-screening-and-early-detection-and-treatment-of-cancer-in-chinese-population
#19
Xiao-Nong Zou
Epidemiological studies showed the incidence mortality rates of cancer were increasing in recent decades in Chinese population. National and regional preventive programs aim to reduce the health hazards of cancer and focuse the population at high risks for specific cancer, particularly in rural areas and to offer the access to early detection for multlple cancers in urban areas. The early screening, early detection and treatment have been put into operation for the population at risks in rural areas at first, and in the urban areas in recent years...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443202/dna-methylation-assay-for-colorectal-carcinoma
#20
Ji-Jun Chen, Ai-Qin Wang, Qing-Qi Chen
Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Two pathogenic pathways are involved in the development of adenoma to CRC. The first pathway involvesAPC/╬▓-catenin characterized by chromosomal instability resulting in the accumulation of mutations. The second pathway is characterized by lesions inDNA mismatch repair genes. Aberrant DNA methylation in selected gene promoters has emerged as a new epigenetic pathway in CRC development. CRC screening is the most efficient strategy to reduce death...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
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