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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811903/value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-for-predicting-lung-cancer-prognosis-a-meta-analysis-of-7-219-patients
#1
Yu Yu, Lei Qian, Jiuwei Cui
Current evidence suggests that the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) may be a biomarker for poor prognosis in lung cancer, although this association remains controversial. Therefore, a meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the association between NLR and lung cancer outcome. A systematic literature search was performed through the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases (until July 30, 2016), to identify studies evaluating the association between NLR and overall survival (OS) and/or progression-free survival (PFS) among patients with lung cancer...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811902/a-case-control-study-of-the-association-between-psychosocial-factors-and-the-occurrence-of-laryngeal-cancer
#2
Chao Wang, Guoliang Fan, Rui Xu, Jingting Wang, Lina Wang, Lu Zhang, Qiuying Li
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between social psychological factors and the occurrence of laryngeal cancer. A 1:1 matched case-control study was conducted. The participants completed questionnaires that included general information, such as the Life Event Scale, the Social Support Rating Scale, and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ). Scores were compared between the groups using paired t-tests and Wilcoxon's signed-rank tests. No significant difference in the psychoticism scale of the EPQ was observed between the two groups (P>0...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811901/perioperative-safety-analysis-of-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-with-preprocedural-leukopenia-or-thrombocytopenia
#3
Lin Zhou, Lin-Zhi Zhang, Jing-Yan Wang, Yong-Wu Li, Hai-Dong Hu, Xiao-Ming Peng, Yun Zhao, Xi-Ming Wang, Hui Xie, Chun-Zi Liu, Hua-Ming Wang
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) exhibit a high incidence of concomitant cirrhosis with leukopenia and/or thrombocytopenia. In the present study, perioperative changes in the white blood cell (WBC) and platelet (PLT) counts and associated complications were investigated to assess the safety of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for HCC patients with preprocedural leukopenia or thrombocytopenia. The records of 1,461 HCC patients who received TACE between January 2012 and December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811900/slpi-and-anxa2-expression-in-neoplasm-free-palatine-tonsils-is-associated-with-smoking-habit-of-individuals
#4
Elgar S Quabius, Berit Bögershausen, Lukas Getzin, Tibor Görögh, Maximilian P Gebhard, Anna S Hoffmann, Markus Hoffmann
In order to confirm the inverse correlation between secretory leucocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) expression, and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection previously observed in head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma, the present study retrospectively investigated the association between SLPI and Annexin A2 (AnxA2) expression, and HPV status in non-neoplastic chronic tonsillitis (n=118), and tonsillar hyperplasia (n=96) tissue. We hypothesised that smoking induces the upregulation of SLPI, resulting in reduced binding of HPV to AnxA2, a known modulator of HPV entry into the cell...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811899/angiomyofibroblastoma-of-the-vulva-diagnosed-preoperatively-a-case-report
#5
Tadahiro Shoji, Ryosuke Takeshita, Rika Mukaida, Tamotsu Sato, Masami Taguchi, Shunichi Sasou
A 50-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 2) first noticed a small nodule in the right labium majus 2 years prior to the initial visit to the Hachinohe Red Cross Hospital (Hachinohe, Japan), which had gradually increased in size. On physical examination, a well-circumscribed, elastic, firm, goose egg-sized, subcutaneous mass protruding from the right labium majus was identified. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the lesion was hypointense on T1-weighted images and was well-circumscribed, strongly enhanced and homogeneous on gadolinium-enhanced images, measuring 7...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811898/lentinula-edodes-mycelia-extract-plus-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-patients-results-of-a-randomized-study-on-host-quality-of-life-and-immune-function-improvement
#6
Yukiko Nagashima, Shigehumi Yoshino, Shigeru Yamamoto, Noriko Maeda, Tatsuya Azumi, Yoshifumi Komoike, Kiyotaka Okuno, Tsutomu Iwasa, Junji Tsurutani, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Oka Masaaki, Nagano Hiroaki
Anthracycline-based chemotherapies for breast cancer are known to adversely affect patients' quality of life (QOL) and immune function. For that reason, adjuvants that improve those impairments are required. A randomized double-blind study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of Lentinula edodes mycelia extract (LEM), which is an oral biological response modifier (BRM) medicine for cancer patients as such an adjuvant. A total of 47 breast cancer patients who were scheduled to receive postoperative adjuvant anthracycline-based chemotherapy, i...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811897/impact-of-in-vitro-chemosensitivity-test-guided-platinum-based-adjuvant-chemotherapy-on-the-surgical-outcomes-of-patients-with-p-stage-iiia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-that-underwent-complete-resection
#7
Yuki Akazawa, Masahiko Higashiyama, Kazumi Nishino, Jyunji Uchida, Toru Kumagai, Takako Inoue, Ayako Fujiwara, Toshiteru Tokunaga, Jiro Okami, Fumio Imamura, Ken Kodama, Hisayuki Kobayashi
The impact of in vitro chemosensitivity test-guided platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy on the surgical outcomes of patients undergoing complete resection for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has yet to be elucidated. In the present study, the utility of adjuvant chemotherapy based on the collagen gel droplet embedded culture drug sensitivity test (CD-DST) in patients with p (pathology)-stage IIIA NSCLC was retrospectively analyzed. A series of 39 patients that had received platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy following complete resection between 2007 and 2012 were enrolled...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808574/anastomosing-haemangioma-of-liver-a-case-report
#8
Xiuhua Peng, Jin Li, Zonghui Liang
Anastomosing haemangioma (AH) is a recently described, unusual variant of capillary hemangioma that appears to be unique to the genitourinary system, with a particular proclivity for the kidney. AH is a subtype of capillary haemangioma, which is rarely encountered in clinical practice, particularly in the liver. We herein present the case of a 57-year-old woman with an incidental finding on magnetic resonance imaging of a local lesion in the liver, sized 3.3×3.0 cm. The patient underwent hepatectomy with a good postoperative recovery...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808573/osimertinib-induced-interstitial-lung-disease-in-a-patient-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-pretreated-with-nivolumab-a-case-report
#9
Osamu Takakuwa, Tetsuya Oguri, Takehiro Uemura, Kazuki Sone, Satoshi Fukuda, Minami Okayama, Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Hirotsugu Ohkubo, Masaya Takemura, Yutaka Ito, Ken Maeno, Akio Niimi
Osimertinib (AZD9291) is a third-generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for EGFR-T790M-positive non-small cell lung cancer. A high incidence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) during combination treatment with osimertinib and anti-programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor has been reported. The current study presents a case of ILD development during osimertinib treatment following nivolumab (an anti-PD-1 antibody) treatment. The 59-year-old female was diagnosed with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma harboring a deletion in exon 19 of the EGFR gene...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808572/a-mesenteric-solid-tumor-with-unusual-features-in-a-young-male-a-case-report
#10
Yoshitoshi Ichikawa, Tamaki Maeda, Gaku Mizojiri, Satoshi Ishikawa, Takaomi Hagi, Kimiaki Hattori, Hiroshi Oka
The current study presents a mesenteric mesenchymal tumor case, with unusual features in diagnostic imaging and histology. A 16-year-old male was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) revealed an abdominal mass, 2 cm in diameter. The results of contrast-enhanced CT, magnetic resonance imaging and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography indicated no specific features suggestive of its histology. Two arteries branching from the superior mesenteric artery were observed feeding the hypervascular tumor...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781822/erratum-high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-for-choriocarcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Kayo Fujikake, Tetsuya Nishida, Makoto Murata, Ayako Mitsuma, Yuichi Ando, Fumitaka Kikkawa
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.3892/mco.2016.1011.].
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781821/usefulness-of-a-pharmacist-outpatient-service-for-s-1-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#12
Michio Kimura, Makiko Go, Mina Iwai, Eiseki Usami, Hitomi Teramachi, Tomoaki Yoshimura
S-1 adjuvant chemotherapy is an outpatient treatment for gastric cancer. To evaluate the role of the pharmacist outpatient service in increasing medication adherence and reducing adverse events associated with S-1, the present study retrospectively analyzed prescription recommendations from pharmacists to physicians and the persistence rate of S-1 adjuvant chemotherapy use in patients with gastric cancer. A total of 40 subjects who utilized the pharmacist outpatient service between November 2014 and March 2016 comprised the pharmacist group; and 94 patients who underwent S-1 adjuvant chemotherapy for gastric cancer between September 2012 and October 2014, but not as pharmacist outpatients, comprised the control group...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781820/rare-imaging-appearance-of-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-breast-a-case-report
#13
Hongli Wang, Fengtao Liu, Ran Gu, Yong Li, Fengxi Su
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the breast is a rare tumor comprising <0.1% of all breast malignancies. The present study reports the case of a 66-year-old woman who underwent multiple imaging techniques, including mammography, ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The patient reported gradual enlargement of a mass in the left breast. Mammography identified a high-density, irregular mass, with nipple retraction. Ultrasonography revealed an irregular, complex cystic and solid mass with an unclear margin in the subareolar region...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781819/progression-free-survival-of-first-line-treatment-with-molecular-targeted-therapy-may-be-a-meaningful-intermediate-endpoint-for-overall-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#14
Nobuki Furubayashi, Takahito Negishi, Takuya Yamashita, Shuhei Kusano, Kenichi Taguchi, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Motonobu Nakamura
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between clinical parameters and the overall survival (OS) of Japanese patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The medical records of 59 consecutive mRCC patients receiving molecular-targeted therapy were retrospectively assessed. Kaplan-Meier and log-rank analyses were used to evaluate the progression-free survival (PFS) and OS, and a multivariate Cox proportional hazard model was used to analyze the clinical parameters for their prognostic relevance...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781818/significance-of-psoas-muscle-thickness-as-an-indicator-of-muscle-atrophy-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-sorafenib
#15
Mio Yamashima, Hisamitsu Miyaaki, Takuya Honda, Hidetaka Shibata, Satoshi Miuma, Naota Taura, Kazuhiko Nakao
Sarcopenia has been reported to be associated with the prognosis of patients with liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of the present study was to determine whether sarcopenia was associated with the prognosis of patients with HCC treated with sorafenib. A total of 40 patients with HCC who were treated with sorafenib were evaluated. As an indicator of skeletal muscle mass, transverse psoas muscle thickness (TPMT) was measured on computed tomography images at the level of the umbilicus prior to treatment initiation and after 1-3 months of treatment...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781817/association-between-mdm2-snp309-and-p53r72p-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-bladder-cancer-in-the-mongolian-population
#16
Shiirevnyamba Avirmed, Bo-Shen Wang, Baasansuren Selenge, Amarsaikhan Sanjaajamts, Batmunkh Ganbat, Ulziisaikhan Erdenebileg, Myagmarsuren Purevsuren, Sarantsetseg Jigjidsuren, Munkhbat Batmunkh, Yi-Jang Lee
The current study aims to investigate whether MDM2-SNP309 and p53R72P polymorphisms were associated with the risk of bladder cancer in Mongolian populations. These polymorphisms were evaluated in 79 controls and 63 bladder cancer cases using a PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism assay, followed by analysis using multivariate logistic regression model and the Kaplan-Meier model to determine the odds ratio (OR) and age at onset of bladder cancer, respectively. The results revealed that the homozygous (G/G) genotype of MDM2-SNP309 increased the risk of bladder cancer compared to the wild-type (T/T) genotype [OR=1...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781816/bevacizumab-plus-chemotherapy-continued-beyond-progression-in-patients-with-type-ii-endometrial-cancer-previously-treated-with-bevacizumab-plus-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#17
Emi Sato, Kentaro Nakayama, Kohei Nakamura, Tomoka Ishibashi, Hiroshi Katagiri, Masako Ishikawa, Satoru Kyo
The prognosis of patients with recurrent/persistent endometrial cancer, particularly type II cancer, remains poor, and effective treatment has not yet been established. We herein present the case of a patient with recurrent type II endometrial cancer who received bevacizumab + chemotherapy continued beyond progression, after previously receiving bevacizumab + chemotherapy. This patient experienced recurrence after first- and second-line adjuvant chemotherapy followed by modified radical hysterectomy and she was administered bevacizumab + paclitaxel + carboplatin therapy...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781815/preliminary-data-on-microrna-expression-profiles-in-a-group-of-south-african-patients-diagnosed-with-chronic-myeloid-leukaemia
#18
Andrea Prinsloo, Roger Pool, Chantal Van Niekerk
Micro-ribonucleic acids (miRNAs) are small functional non-coding RNAs that downregulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Abnormal expression of specific miRNAs has been recorded in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, other non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphomas, lung cancer and chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). The aim of this study was to compare miRNA expression profiles among patients with newly diagnosed CML, those on established therapy with imatinib mesylate, and healthy individuals. The expression of 88 miRNAs was evaluated in a total of nine samples divided into three groups: Group 1 comprised three samples collected from newly diagnosed CML patients; group 2 consisted of three samples collected from patients on therapy; the remaining three samples were collected from healthy volunteers (control group)...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781814/expression-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-predicts-poor-outcome-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#19
Ying-Fei Li, Jian-Wu Ding, Ling-Min Liao, Zhi-Lin Zhang, Shou-Sheng Liao, Ying Wu, Dan-Yang Zhou, An-Wen Liu, Long Huang
Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) is a potentially important tumor immunotherapy target. However, whether PD-L1 expression is associated with survival in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains controversial. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between PD-L1 expression and prognosis in NPC. The expression of PD-L1 was assessed in tumor specimens from 120 patients with NPC using immunohistochemistry. Staining was evaluated using the H-score method. The associations between PD-L1 expression and clinical characteristics and prognosis were analyzed...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781813/association-between-polymorphisms-in-folate-metabolism-genes-and-maternal-risk-for-down-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
#20
Yanqing Gu
Previous studies have focused on the association between polymorphisms of the genes involved in folate metabolism and Down syndrome (DS); however, the results remain inconclusive. The present meta-analysis was conducted to assess the association between RFC-1 A80G/MTR A2756G/CBS 844ins68 polymorphisms and the maternal risk of DS. Published studies were retrieved from PubMed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and Chinese Biomedicine databases. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence interval (CIs) were calculated using the fixed- or random-effects model...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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