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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442757/comparison-of-circulating-tumour-cells-and-circulating-cell-free-epstein-barr-virus-dna-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Jess Honganh Vo, Wen Long Nei, Min Hu, Wai Min Phyo, Fuqiang Wang, Kam Weng Fong, Terence Tan, Yoke Lim Soong, Shie Lee Cheah, Kiattisa Sommat, Huiyu Low, Belinda Ling, Johnson Ng, Wan Loo Tan, Kian Sing Chan, Lynette Oon, Jackie Y Ying, Min-Han Tan
Quantification of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is commonly used in clinical settings as a circulating biomarker in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), but there has been no comparison with circulating tumour cells (CTCs). Our study aims to compare the performance of CTC enumeration against EBV cfDNA quantitation through digital PCR (dPCR) and quantitative PCR. 74 plasma samples from 46 NPC patients at baseline and one month after radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy were analysed...
December 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430577/synthetic-lethal-interaction-between-the-tumour-suppressor-stag2-and-its-paralog-stag1
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Lorena Benedetti, Matteo Cereda, LeeAnn Monteverde, Nikita Desai, Francesca D Ciccarelli
Cohesin is a multi-protein complex that tethers sister chromatids during mitosis and mediates DNA repair, genome compartmentalisation and regulation of gene expression. Cohesin subunits frequently acquire cancer loss-of-function alterations and act as tumour suppressors in several tumour types. This has led to increased interest in cohesin as potential target in anti-cancer therapy. Here we show that the loss-of-function of STAG2, a core component of cohesin and an emerging tumour suppressor, leads to synthetic dependency of mutated cancer cells on its paralog STAG1...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387924/high-number-of-kinome-mutations-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-is-associated-with-reduced-immune-response-and-poor-relapse-free-survival
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Å Helland, O T Brustugun, S Nakken, A R Halvorsen, T Dønnem, R Bremnes, L T Busund, J Sun, S Lorenz, S K Solberg, L H Jørgensen, D Vodak, O Myklebost, E Hovig, L A Meza-Zepeda
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death, and the past years' improved insight into underlying molecular events has significantly improved outcome for specific subsets of patients. In particular, several new therapies that target protein kinases have been implemented, and many more are becoming available. We have investigated lung cancer specimens for somatic mutations in a targeted panel of 612 human genes, the majority being protein kinases. The somatic mutation profiles were correlated to profiles of immune cell infiltration as well as relapse-free survival...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335889/human-papillomavirus-as-prognostic-marker-with-rising-prevalence-in-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-a-retrospective-multicentre-study
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Lea Schroeder, Paolo Boscolo-Rizzo, Elisa Dal Cin, Salvatore Romeo, Lorena Baboci, Gerhard Dyckhoff, Jochen Hess, Carlota Lucena-Porcel, Anne Byl, Nikolaus Becker, Laia Alemany, Xavier Castellsagué, Miquel Quer, Xavier León, Manuel Wiesenfarth, Michael Pawlita, Dana Holzinger
Patients with neck squamous cell carcinomas of unknown primary tumour (NSCCUP) present with lymph node metastasis without evidence for a primary tumour. Most patients undergo an aggressive multimodal treatment, which induces severe, potentially unnecessary toxicity. Primary tumours of NSCCUP can be hidden in the oropharynx. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is causally involved in a subgroup of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCC) associated with early lymph node metastasis and good prognosis. Detection of markers for HPV transformation in NSCCUP could allow focussing on the oropharynx in primary tumour search and could be of value for choice and extent of treatment...
March 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334731/characterisation-of-cct271850-a-selective-oral-and-potent-mps1-inhibitor-used-to-directly-measure-in-vivo-mps1-inhibition-vs-therapeutic-efficacy
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Amir Faisal, Grace W Y Mak, Mark D Gurden, Cristina P R Xavier, Simon J Anderhub, Paolo Innocenti, Isaac M Westwood, Sébastien Naud, Angela Hayes, Gary Box, Melanie R Valenti, Alexis K De Haven Brandon, Lisa O'Fee, Jessica Schmitt, Hannah L Woodward, Rosemary Burke, Rob L M vanMontfort, Julian Blagg, Florence I Raynaud, Suzanne A Eccles, Swen Hoelder, Spiros Linardopoulos
BACKGROUND: The main role of the cell cycle is to enable error-free DNA replication, chromosome segregation and cytokinesis. One of the best characterised checkpoint pathways is the spindle assembly checkpoint, which prevents anaphase onset until the appropriate attachment and tension across kinetochores is achieved. MPS1 kinase activity is essential for the activation of the spindle assembly checkpoint and has been shown to be deregulated in human tumours with chromosomal instability and aneuploidy...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306358/the-genetics-of-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma-and-the-use-of-circulating-cell-free-dna-for-disease-detection-and-monitoring
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Mark R Openshaw, Catherine J Richards, David S Guttery, Jacqueline A Shaw, Anne L Thomas
Gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (GOA) is a frequently occurring cancer worldwide with a poor clinical outcome. Adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction have shown a recent increase in frequency, therefore there is need to increase our understanding of GOA in order to improve our ability to detect, monitor and treat the disease. Areas covered: The authors discuss the current classification of GOA in the context of recent changes in incidence. The authors also discuss developments in the understanding of disease biology and recent discoveries from whole genome and whole exome sequencing, and studies in immunotherapy...
March 30, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298070/pulmonary-injury-associated-with-radiation-therapy-assessment-complications-and-therapeutic-targets
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Rasmi Rajan Radha, Guruvayoorappan Chandrasekharan
Pulmonary injury is more common in patients undergoing radiation therapy for lungs and other thoracic malignancies. Recently with the use of most-advanced technologies powerful doses of radiation can be delivered directly to tumor site with exquisite precision. The awareness of technical and clinical parameters that influence the chance of radiation induced lung injury is important to guide patient selection and toxicity minimization strategies. At the cellular level, radiation activates free radical production, leading to DNA damage, apoptosis, cell cycle changes, and reduced cell survival...
March 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252003/integrating-liquid-biopsies-into-the-management-of-cancer
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REVIEW
Giulia Siravegna, Silvia Marsoni, Salvatore Siena, Alberto Bardelli
During cancer progression and treatment, multiple subclonal populations of tumour cells compete with one another, with selective pressures leading to the emergence of predominant subclones that replicate and spread most proficiently, and are least susceptible to treatment. At present, the molecular landscapes of solid tumours are established using surgical or biopsy tissue samples. Tissue-based tumour profiles are, however, subject to sampling bias, provide only a snapshot of tumour heterogeneity, and cannot be obtained repeatedly...
March 2, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243638/interstrand-dna-covalent-binding-of-two-dinuclear-ru-ii-complexes-influence-of-the-extra-ring-of-the-bridging-ligand-on-the-dna-interaction-and-cytotoxic-activity
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Héctor J Lozano, Natalia Busto, Gustavo Espino, Arancha Carbayo, José M Leal, James A Platts, Begoña García
In this work, we report experimental and computational evidence for the intercalation into the DNA base-pairs of the free quinones quinizarin (Q) and naphthazarin (N) and the interstrand covalent binding of their p-cymene di-ruthenium(ii) complexes (Cl2Ru2X, with X = N, Q bridging ligands). The intercalation extent for the N complex was larger than that for Q, which is in good agreement with the higher relative contour length and melting temperature for the same CX/CDNA ratio and with the computational mean stacking distances between the ligand and the nearest base-pair (3...
March 14, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238819/alkylphospholipids-an-update-on-molecular-mechanisms-and-clinical-relevance
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REVIEW
Pablo Ríos-Marco, Carmen Marco, Xiomara Gálvez, Jose M Jiménez-López, María P Carrasco
Alkylphospholipid (APL) represent a new class of drugs which do not interact directly with DNA but act on the cell membrane where they accumulate and interfere with lipid metabolism and signalling pathways. This review summarizes the mode of action at the molecular level of these compounds. In this sense, a diversity of mechanisms has been suggested to explain the actions of clinically-relevant APLs, in particular, in cancer treatment. One consistently reported finding is that APLs reduce the biosynthesis of phosphatidylcholine (PC) by inhibiting the rate-limiting enzyme CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase (CT)...
February 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194229/circulating-and-tissue-biomarkers-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Caterina Fumagalli, Fabrizio Bianchi, Paola Rafaniello Raviele, Davide Vacirca, Giovanni Bertalot, Cristiano Rampinelli, Matteo Lazzeroni, Bernardo Bonanni, Giulia Veronesi, Nicola Fusco, Massimo Barberis, Elena Guerini-Rocco
OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterise circulating and tissue tumour biomarkers of patients who developed early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) during long-term follow-up of a chemoprevention trial (NCT00321893). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood and sputum samples were collected from 202 high-risk asymptomatic individuals with CT-detected stable lung nodules. Real-time PCR was performed on plasma to quantify free circulating DNA. Baseline serum was investigated with a previously validated test based on 13 circulating miRNAs (miR-Test)...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183140/correlation-between-pik3ca-mutations-in-cell-free-dna-and-everolimus-efficacy-in-hr-her2-advanced-breast-cancer-results-from-bolero-2
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Mary Ellen Moynahan, David Chen, Wei He, Patricia Sung, Aliaksandra Samoila, Daoqi You, Trusha Bhatt, Parul Patel, Francois Ringeisen, Gabriel N Hortobagyi, Jose Baselga, Sarat Chandarlapaty
BACKGROUND: The current analysis was performed to evaluate the impact of PIK3CA hotspot mutations on everolimus efficacy in BOLERO-2 participants, using cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from plasma samples collected at the time of patient randomisation. METHODS: PIK3CA H1047R, E545K, and E542K mutations in plasma-derived cfDNA were analysed by droplet digital PCR (ddPCR). Median PFS was estimated for patient subgroups defined by PIK3CA mutations in each treatment arm. RESULTS: Among 550 patients included in cfDNA analysis, median PFS in everolimus vs placebo arms was similar in patients with tumours that had wild-type or mutant PIK3CA (hazard ratio (HR), 0...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170370/development-of-a-gene-panel-for-next-generation-sequencing-of-clinically-relevant-mutations-in-cell-free-dna-from-cancer-patients
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Umberto Malapelle, Clara Mayo de-Las-Casas, Danilo Rocco, Monica Garzon, Pasquale Pisapia, Nuria Jordana-Ariza, Maria Russo, Roberta Sgariglia, Caterina De Luca, Francesco Pepe, Alejandro Martinez-Bueno, Daniela Morales-Espinosa, María González-Cao, Niki Karachaliou, Santiago Viteri Ramirez, Claudio Bellevicine, Miguel Angel Molina-Vila, Rafael Rosell, Giancarlo Troncone
BACKGROUND: When tumour tissue is unavailable, cell-free DNA (cfDNA)can serve as a surrogate for genetic analyses. Because mutated alleles in cfDNA are usually below 1%, next-generation sequencing (NGS)must be narrowed to target only clinically relevant genes. In this proof-of-concept study, we developed a panel to use in ultra-deep sequencing to identify such mutations in cfDNA. METHODS: Our panel ('SiRe') covers 568 mutations in six genes (EGFR, KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, cKIT and PDGFRα)involved in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), gastrointestinal stromal tumour, colorectal carcinoma and melanoma...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126926/molecular-disease-monitoring-using-circulating-tumor-dna-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Paul Yeh, Michael Dickinson, Sarah Ftouni, Tane Hunter, Devbarna Sinha, Stephen Q Wong, Rishu Agarwal, Ravikiran Vedururu, Kenneth Doig, Chun Yew Fong, Piers Blombery, David Westerman, Mark A Dawson, Sarah-Jane Dawson
The diagnosis and monitoring of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are highly reliant on bone marrow morphology, which is associated with substantial inter-observer variability. Azacitidine is the mainstay of treatment in MDS, however only half of all patients respond. Therefore, there is an urgent need for improved modalities for the diagnosis and monitoring of MDS. The majority of MDS patients have either clonal somatic karyotypic abnormalities and/or gene mutations that aid in the diagnosis and can be used to monitor treatment response...
January 26, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105346/human-papillomavirus-is-a-favourable-prognostic-factor-in-cancer-of-unknown-primary-in-the-head-and-neck-region-and-in-hypopharyngeal-cancer
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Lars Sivars, Cinzia Bersani, Nathalie Grün, Torbjörn Ramqvist, Eva Munck-Wikland, Christian Von Buchwald, Tina Dalianis
Human papillomavirus (HPV), in addition to smoking and alcohol, is a cause of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), particularly of the tonsils and base of the tongue (TSCC and BOTSCC, respectively). Moreover, HPV-positive TSCC and BOTSCC are associated with a better outcome compared with their HPV-negative counterparts (80 vs. 40% 3-year disease-free survival rate, respectively) and their incidence has increased in several countries. Recently, accumulating evidence of HPV in a considerable proportion of cancers of unknown primary (CUP) in the head and neck region and in a small proportion of hypopharyngeal SCCs has been reported...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104619/osimertinib-benefit-in-egfr-mutant-nsclc-patients-with-t790m-mutation-detected-by-circulating-tumour-dna
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J Remon, C Caramella, C Jovelet, L Lacroix, A Lawson, S Smalley, K Howarth, D Gale, E Green, V Plagnol, N Rosenfeld, D Planchard, M V Bluthgen, A Gazzah, C Pannet, C Nicotra, E Auclin, J C Soria, B Besse
Background: Approximately 50% of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) will acquire resistance by the T790M mutation. Osimertinib is the standard of care in this situation. The present study assesses the efficacy of osimertinib when T790M status is determined in circulating cell-free tumour DNA (ctDNA) from blood samples in progressing advanced EGFR-mutant NSCLC patients. Material and methods: ctDNA T790M mutational status was assessed by Inivata InVision™ (eTAm-Seq™) assay in 48 EGFR-mutant advanced NSCLC patients with acquired resistance to EGFR TKIs without a tissue biopsy between April 2015 and April 2016...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104311/comprehensive-profiling-of-the-androgen-receptor-in-liquid-biopsies-from-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-reveals-novel-intra-ar-structural-variation-and-splice-variant-expression-patterns
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Bram De Laere, Pieter-Jan van Dam, Tom Whitington, Markus Mayrhofer, Emanuela Henao Diaz, Gert Van den Eynden, Jean Vandebroek, Jurgen Del-Favero, Steven Van Laere, Luc Dirix, Henrik Grönberg, Johan Lindberg
BACKGROUND: Expression of the androgen receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7) is associated with poor response to second-line endocrine therapy in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). However, a large fraction of nonresponding patients are AR-V7-negative. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if a comprehensive liquid biopsy-based AR profile may improve patient stratification in the context of second-line endocrine therapy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Peripheral blood was collected from patients with CRPC (n=30) before initiation of a new line of systemic therapy...
January 16, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096542/liquid-biopsy-in-2016-circulating-tumour-cells-and-cell-free-dna-in-gastrointestinal-cancer
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Klaus Pantel, Catherine Alix-Panabières
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072763/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-hpv-infection-in-squamous-cell-oropharyngeal-carcinomas-the-papillophar-study
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Marine Lefevre, Alexandra Rousseau, Thomas Rayon, Véronique Dalstein, Christine Clavel, Agnès Beby-Defaux, Jean-Luc Pretet, Patrick Soussan, Myriam Polette, Jean Lacau Saint Guily, Philippe Birembaut
BACKGROUND: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is recognised as aetiological factor of carcinogenesis in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPC). HPV-related OPC respond better to treatments and have a significantly favourable outcome. Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) implicated in tumour invasion, is a hallmark of a poor prognosis in carcinomas. METHODS: We have studied the relationship of EMT markers (E-cadherin, β-catenin and vimentin) with HPV infection (DNA and E6/E7 mRNA detection), p16(INK4a) expression and survival outcomes in a cohort of 296 patients with OPC...
January 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061772/use-of-liquid-biopsies-to-monitor-disease-progression-in-a-sarcoma-patient-a-case-report
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Heidi M Namløs, Olga Zaikova, Bodil Bjerkehagen, Daniel Vodák, Eivind Hovig, Ola Myklebost, Kjetil Boye, Leonardo A Meza-Zepeda
BACKGROUND: Many patients experience local recurrence or metastases after receiving potentially curative treatment, and early detection of these events is important for disease control. Recent technological advances make it possible to use blood plasma containing circulating cell-free tumour DNA (ctDNA) as a liquid biopsy. In this case report we show how serial liquid biopsies can be used to monitor the disease course and detect disease recurrence in a sarcoma patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old male presented with a rapidly growing, painful palpable mass in the left groin region, and a biopsy revealed a high-grade malignant spindle cell sarcoma...
January 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
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