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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235901/a-novel-mixed-polymeric-micelle-for-co-delivery-of-paclitaxel-and-retinoic-acid-and-overcoming-multidrug-resistance-synthesis-characterization-cytotoxicity-and-pharmacokinetic-evaluation
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Jaber Emami, Mahboubeh Rezazadeh, Mahboubeh Mashayekhi, Mahboubeh Rostami, Ali Jahanian-Najafabadi
In the current study, retinoic acid (RA) was conjugated to Pluronic F127 (PF127) through an esterification process. Mixed micelles were formed with tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 (TPGS) for co-delivery of paclitaxel (PTX) and RA to the cancer cells. Mixed micelles of RA-PF127 and TPGS in different weight ratios (10:0, 7:3, 5:5, 3:7, 0:10 w/w) were prepared and physicochemical properties including, particle size, zeta potential, critical micelle concentration (CMC), drug loading content, entrapment efficiency, drug release, cellular uptake and in vitro cytotoxicity, were investigated in details...
December 13, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235888/validation-of-the-eighth-clinical-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-stage-grouping-for-esophageal-cancer
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Hani Oweira, Jan Schmidt, Arianeb Mehrabi, Hasan Kulaksiz, Paul Schneider, Othmar Schöb, Anwar Giryes, Omar Abdel-Rahman
AIM: To validate the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) clinical staging system for esophageal cancer using Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database. METHODS: Cancer-specific survival analyses for clinically-staged patients with esophageal cancer according to both seventh and eighth editions were conducted through Kaplan-Meier analysis. RESULTS: For cancer-specific survival according to both seventh and eighth clinical systems, p-values for pairwise comparisons were nonsignificant in many comparisons...
December 13, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235601/ruthenium-ii-arene-nsaid-complexes-inhibition-of-cyclooxygenase-and-antiproliferative-activity-against-cancer-cell-lines
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Poulami Mandal, Bidyut Kumar Kundu, Komal Vyas, Vidya Sabu, A Helen, Sandeep Singh Dhankhar, C M Nagaraja, Debojit Bhattacherjee, Krishna Pada Bhabak, Suman Mukhopadhyay
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a group of molecules which have been found to be active against cancer cells with chemopreventive properties by targeting cyclooxygenase (COX-1 and COX-2) and lipoxygenase (LOX), commonly upregulated (particularly COX-2) in malignant tumors. Arene ruthenium(ii) complexes with a pseudo-octahedral coordination environment containing different ancillary ligands have shown remarkable activity against primary and metastatic tumors as reported earlier. This work describes the synthesis of four novel ruthenium(ii)-arene complexes viz...
December 13, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235566/long-term-survival-outcomes-of-triple-receptor-negative-breast-cancer-survivors-who-are-disease-free-at-5-years-and-relationship-with-low-hormone-receptor-positivity
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S M Reddy, C H Barcenas, A K Sinha, L Hsu, S L Moulder, D Tripathy, G N Hortobagyi, V Valero
BACKGROUND: We counsel our triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients that the risk of recurrence is highest in the first 5 years after diagnosis. However, there are limited data with extended follow-up on the frequency, characteristics, and predictors of late events. METHODS: We queried the MD Anderson Breast Cancer Management System database to identify patients with stage I-III TNBC who were disease free at 5 years from diagnosis. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate yearly recurrence-free interval (RFI), recurrence-free survival (RFS), and distant relapse-free survival (DRFS), as defined by the STEEP criteria...
December 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235415/decisional-control-preferences-among-patients-with-advanced-cancer-an-international-multicenter-cross-sectional-survey
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Sriram Yennurajalingam, Luis Fernando Rodrigues, Omar M Shamieh, Colombe Tricou, Marilène Filbet, Kyaw Naing, Akhileshwaran Ramaswamy, Pedro Emilio Perez-Cruz, Mary Jocylyn S Bautista, Sofia Bunge, Mary Ann Muckaden, Sarah Fakrooden, Vikash Sewram, Antonio Noguera Tejedor, Shobha S Rao, Janet L Williams, Diane D Liu, Minjeong Park, Zhanni Lu, Hilda Cantu, David Hui, Suresh K Reddy, Eduardo Bruera
BACKGROUND: Understanding patients' decision control preferences is important in providing quality cancer care. Patients' decisional control preference can be either active (patients prefer to make decisions themselves), shared (collaborative between patient, their physician, and/or family), or passive (patients prefer that the decisions are made by either the physician and/or their family). AIM: To determine the frequency and predictors of passive decision control preferences among advanced cancer patients...
December 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235122/simultaneous-determination-of-isochamaejasmin-neochamaejasmin-a-and-aphnoretinin-rat-plasma-by-uplc-ms-ms-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study-of-stellera-chamaejasme-l-extract
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Ludi Wang, Wei Yang, Siyang Wu, Shuyao Wang, Chen Kang, Xiaoli Ma, Yingfei Li, Chuan Li
Isochamaejasmin, neochamaejasmin A, and daphnoretin derived from Stellera chamaejasme L. are important because of their reported anti-cancer properties. In this study, a sensitive UPLC-MS/MS method for the determination of isochamaejasmin, neochamaejasmin A, and daphnoretin in rat plasma was developed. The analyte and IS were separated on an Acquity UPLC HSS T3 column (100 × 2.1 mm, 1.8μm) using gradient elution with the mobile phase of aqueous solution (methanol/water, 1:99, v/v, containing 1 mM formic acid) and organic solution (methanol/water, 99:1, v/v, containing 1 mM formic acid) at a flow rate of 0...
December 12, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235112/heat-shock-protein-70-and-tumor-infiltrating-nk-cells-as-prognostic-indicators-for-patients-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-after-radiochemotherapy-a-multicentre-retrospective-study-of-the-german-cancer-consortium-radiation-oncology-group
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Stefan Stangl, Nikoletta Tontcheva, Wolfgang Sievert, Maxim Shevtsov, Minli Niu, Thomas E Schmid, Steffi Pigorsch, Stephanie E Combs, Bernhard Haller, Panagiotis Balermpas, Franz Rödel, Claus Rödel, Emmanouil Fokas, Mechthild Krause, Annett Linge, Fabian Lohhaus, Michael Baumann, Inge Tinhofer, Volker Budach, Martin Stuschke, Anca-Ligia Grosu, Amir Abdollahi, Jürgen Debus, Claus Belka, Cornelius Maihöfer, David Mönnich, Daniel Zips, Gabriele Multhoff
Tumor cells frequently overexpress heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) and present it on their cell surface, where it can be recognized by pre-activated NK cells. In this retrospective study the expression of Hsp70 was determined in relation to tumor-infiltrating CD56+ NK cells in formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tumor specimens of patients with SCCHN (N=145) as potential indicators for survival and disease recurrence. All patients received radical surgery and postoperative cisplatinum-based radiochemotherapy (RCT)...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235007/snapshot-study-on-the-value-of-omentoplasty-in-abdominoperineal-resection-with-primary-perineal-closure-for-rectal-cancer
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Robin D Blok, Gijsbert D Musters, Wernard A A Borstlap, Christianne J Buskens, Wilhelmus A Bemelman, Pieter J Tanis
BACKGROUND: Perineal wound complications are often encountered following abdominoperineal resection (APR). Filling of the pelvic space by omentoplasty (OP) might prevent these complications, but there is scant evidence to support its routine application. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of OP on perineal wound complications. METHODS: All patients undergoing APR with primary perineal closure (PPC) for non-locally advanced rectal cancer in 71 Dutch centers in 2011 were selected from a cross-sectional snapshot study...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235006/intrinsic-contact-between-t-and-n-classifications-in-resected-well-moderately-differentiated-locoregional-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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Jin-Zhi Xu, Wen-Quan Wang, Shi-Rong Zhang, Hua-Xiang Xu, Chun-Tao Wu, Zi-Hao Qi, He-Li Gao, Quan-Xing Ni, Liang Liu, Xian-Jun Yu
BACKGROUND: The role of N classification is controversial in several prognostication systems proposed for pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNENs). The widely accepted modified European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (mENETS) system suggests this contradiction may be related to T classification. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively from 981 patients in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database (1973-2012; cohort 1) and 140 patients from the Pancreatic Cancer Institute of Fudan University (2006-2016; cohort 2)...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234999/prognostic-significance-of-serum-inflammatory-markers-in-gastric-cancer
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Arfon G M T Powell, Debora Parkinson, Neil Patel, David Chan, Adam Christian, Wyn G Lewis
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the relative prognostic value of biomarkers to measure the systemic inflammatory response (SIR) and improve prognostic modeling in a cohort of patients undergoing potentially curative surgery for gastric adenocarcinoma. The hypothesis was that a single SIR biomarker would be associated with the most prognostic value. METHODS: Consecutive 331 patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer between 2004 and 2016 within a regional UK cancer network were identified...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234938/impact-of-incisional-hernia-development-following-abdominal-operations-on-total-healthcare-cost
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Vamsi V Alli, Jianying Zhang, Dana A Telem
BACKGROUND: Introduction of the category III CPT code (0437T) for prophylactic mesh augmentation (PMA) highlights efforts to reduce incisional hernia (IH). PMA's value in the context of value-based care requires understanding both the cost of IH development and the savings from prevention. We hypothesized large healthcare costs with IH development. Appreciating which subsets of patients are at highest risk for IH, and the subsets who have the costliest care is essential in targeting interventions for hernia prevention...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234622/impact-of-serum-tsh-and-anti-thyroglobulin-antibody-levels-on-lymph-node-fine-needle-aspiration-thyroglobulin-measurements-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-patients
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Marta Amaro da Silveira Duval, André Borsatto Zanella, Ana Patrícia Cristo, Carlo Sasso Faccin, Marcia Silva Graudenz, Ana Luiza Maia
Background: Thyroglobulin measurements in the washout of fine needle aspiration (FNA-Tg) are an excellent tool to detect lymph node (LN) metastases of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). Nevertheless, how to define the best cutoffs and the influence of potential confounders are still being discussed. Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of FNA-Tg measurement to detect DTC metastases and the influence of thyroid status and anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb)...
November 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234591/reproductive-hormone-analyses-and-effects-of-adjuvant-zoledronic-acid-in-early-breast-cancer-an-azure-big-01-04-sub-study
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Caroline Wilson, Samantha Hinsley, Helen Marshall, David Cameron, Richard Bell, David Dodwell, Robert E Coleman
Purpose: Adjuvant bisphosphonates have been shown to improve disease outcomes in early breast cancer in women who are postmenopausal at the start of treatment. We explored the influence of pretreatment serum levels of reproductive hormones in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis from a subset of patients included in the AZURE trial to investigate their impact on disease recurrence and whether reproductive hormone measurements are of value in selecting patients for treatment with adjuvant zoledronic acid...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234409/antcin-h-isolated-from-antrodia-cinnamomea-inhibits-renal-cancer-cell-invasion-partly-through-inactivation-of-fak-erk-c-ebp-%C3%AE-c-fos-mmp-7-pathways
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Kun-Yuan Chiu, Tzu-Hsiu Chen, Chi-Luan Wen, Jin-Mei Lai, Chi-Chih Cheng, Hsiang-Chun Liu, Shih-Lan Hsu, Yew-Min Tzeng
Antcin-H, a natural triterpene, is purified from a famous anticancer medicinal mushroom, Antrodia cinnamomea, in Taiwan. This study showed that antcin-H inhibited the growth of human renal carcinoma 786-0 cells; the IC50 value (for 48 h) was 170 μM. Besides, the migration and invasion of 786-0 cells were suppressed by antcin-H under noncytotoxic concentrations (<100 μM); these events were accompanied by inhibition of FAK and Src kinase activities, decrease of paxillin phosphorylation, impairment of lamellipodium formation, and upregulation of TIMPs and downregulation of MMPs, especially MMP-7 expression...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234153/netrin-1-elicits-metastatic-potential-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cell-by-enhancing-cell-invasion-migration-and-vasculogenic-mimicry-via-emt-induction
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Xiaofei Zhang, Ping Cui, Beichen Ding, Yuening Guo, Kaiyu Han, Jianing Li, Hong Chen, Wei Zhang
Ectopic expression of netrin-1 has been validated in several cancers including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Recent research confirms the critical role of netrin-1 in NSCLC growth and its prognostic value. Unfortunately, its contribution in NSCLC metastasis remains elusive. Here, netrin-1 had relatively high expression in NSCLC tissues and cells, especially in high metastatic groups. Notably, netrin-1 overexpression aggravated the malignant metastatic behavior of NSCLC cells, including cell invasion, migration, and vasculogenic mimicry (VM), whereas netrin-1 depression reversely dampened the metastatic potential...
December 12, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234152/lncrna-spry4-it-was-concerned-with-the-poor-prognosis-and-contributed-to-the-progression-of-thyroid-cancer
#16
Haoyu Zhou, Zhihua Sun, Songwei Li, Xiaofeng Wang, Xuejun Zhou
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been demonstrated to be critical regulators in tumorigenesis. LncRNA SPRY4-IT1 has been identified as critical regulator for hepatocellular carcinoma and ovarian cancer. However, the potential role and clinical value of SPRY4-IT1 in human thyroid cancer (TC) still remain unclear and need to be uncovered. Our current study was aimed to ascertain the biological role of expression of SPRY4-IT1 in TC tissues and cells. Our findings revealed that the level of SPRY4-IT1 was significantly upregulated in TC tissues and cell lines, which was correlated with poor prognosis...
December 12, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234137/ratiometric-mass-spectrometry-for-cell-identification-and-quantitation-using-intracellular-dual-biomarkers
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Xiaoming Chen, Fangjie Wo, Jiang Chen, Jie Tan, Tao Wang, Xiao Liang, Jianmin Wu
This study proposed an easy-to-use method for cell identification and quantitation by ratiometric matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Two pairs of MS peaks in the molecular fingerprint of cells were selected as intracellular dual-biomarkers due to the stability and specificity of their ratio values in different types of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) cell lines. Five types of HCC cells can be thereafter differentiated based on these two pairs of intracellular peptides/proteins...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233523/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-the-importance-of-treatment-planning-algorithm-and-evaluation-of-a-tumor-control-probability-model
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Nitin Ohri, Wolfgang Tomé, Shalom Kalnicki, Madhur Garg
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is increasingly used to treat early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A previous report introduced the term size-adjusted biologically effective dose (sBED), which accounts for tumor diameter and biologically effective dose (BED) and may be used to predict the likelihood of local control following SBRT. Here we seek to replicate those findings using a separate dataset. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We queried the RSSearch Patient Registry for patients treated with SBRT for stage I NSCLC...
October 7, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233144/evaluation-of-serum-prolidase-activity-and-oxidative-stress-markers-in-men-with-bph-and-prostate-cancer
#19
Faruk Kucukdurmaz, Erkan Efe, Ahmet Çelik, Hasan Dagli, Metin Kılınc, Sefa Resim
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are diseases of elderly men and are related to increased oxidative stress (OS). Although prolidase has a role in collagen metabolism, it is also used to evaluate OS in many diseases. However, there is a lack of data about serum prolidase activity (SPA) in prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare SPA levels in males with BPH and PCa. METHODS: Evaluation was made of a total of 81 men who underwent transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy for a definitive diagnosis due to high PSA levels...
December 12, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233126/positive-prognostic-value-of-her2-her3-co-expression-and-p-mtor-in-gastric-cancer-patients
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Guo-Dong Cao, Ke Chen, Bo Chen, Mao-Ming Xiong
BACKGROUND: The HER2-HER3 heterodimer significantly decreases survival in breast cancer patients. However, the prognostic value of HER2-HER3 overexpression remains unknown in gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: The expression levels of HER2, HER3, Akt, p-Akt, mTOR and p-mTOR were examined in specimens from 120 GC patients by immunohistochemistry and quantitative reverse transcription-PCR. The associations of HER proteins, PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway-related proteins, clinicopathological features of GC, and overall survival (OS) were assessed...
December 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
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