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Cancer of prostate biomarkers

Aloma L D'Souza, John R Chevillet, Pejman Ghanouni, Xinrui Yan, Muneesh Tewari, Sanjiv S Gambhir
We have previously shown that low frequency ultrasound can release biomarkers from cells into the murine circulation enabling an amplification and localization of the released biomarker that could be used as a blood-based method to detect cancer earlier and monitor therapy. In this study, we further demonstrate that this technique could be used for characterization of tumors and/or identification of cellular masses of unknown origin due to the release of multiple protein and nucleic acid biomarkers in cells in culture, mice and patients...
2018: PloS One
Masato Yasui, Yoriko Hasegawa, Takashi Kawahara, Yohei Kumano, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Nobuaki Matsubara, Hiroji Uemura
Abiraterone acetate (AA), a CYP17 inhibitor, now has a crucial role in the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), and previous studies have reported several prognostic clinical factors for AA treatment. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has also been investigated for a CRPC treatments in a few reports, however it has not been identified to be a prognostic factor for AA treatment in Japanese patients. The present study aimed to assess the association of the baseline NLR with the overall survival (OS) in CPRC patients treated by AA...
April 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Verena Lieb, Katrin Weigelt, Lena Scheinost, Kersten Fischer, Thomas Greither, Marios Marcou, Gerit Theil, Helmut Klocker, Hans-Juergen Holzhausen, Xin Lai, Julio Vera, Arif B Ekici, Wolfgang Horninger, Paolo Fornara, Bernd Wullich, Helge Taubert, Sven Wach
We studied the association of the serum levels of the microRNA family members miR-320a/-b/-c with clinico-pathological data to assess their applicability as diagnostic biomarker in prostate cancer (PCa) patients. The levels of miR-320a/-b/-c in 3 groups were evaluated by qRT-PCR (145 patients with PCa, 31 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and 19 healthy controls). The levels of the three family members of miR-320 were directly correlated within each group ( P < 0.001), but they differed significantly among the three groups ( P < 0...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
Hiroaki Kobayashi, Takeo Kosaka, Shuji Mikami, Yasumasa Miyazaki, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Eiji Kikuchi, Akira Miyajima, Kaori Kameyama, Yasufumi Sato, Mototsugu Oya
Background: We previously reported high expression of vasohibin-1 (VASH1), which is specifically expressed in activated vascular endothelial cells, was a prognostic indicator of disease progression in prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to assess whether VASH1 expression at the area of normal prostatic tissue as well as that of intratumoral tissue could reflect the grade of malignancy of prostate cancer. Results: Pathological upgrade of Gleason Score ≥7 by radical prostatectomy was observed in 48 patients (upgraded group)...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
Nathalie Harder, Maria Athelogou, Harald Hessel, Nicolas Brieu, Mehmet Yigitsoy, Johannes Zimmermann, Martin Baatz, Alexander Buchner, Christian G Stief, Thomas Kirchner, Gerd Binnig, Günter Schmidt, Ralf Huss
Tissue Phenomics is the discipline of mining tissue images to identify patterns that are related to clinical outcome providing potential prognostic and predictive value. This involves the discovery process from assay development, image analysis, and data mining to the final interpretation and validation of the findings. Importantly, this process is not linear but allows backward steps and optimization loops over multiple sub-processes. We provide a detailed description of the Tissue Phenomics methodology while exemplifying each step on the application of prostate cancer recurrence prediction...
March 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
Karen L Posey, Francoise Coustry, Jacqueline T Hecht
Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) is a large pentameric glycoprotein that interacts with multiple extracellular matrix proteins in cartilage and other tissues. While, COMP is known to play a role in collagen secretion and fibrillogenesis, chondrocyte proliferation and mechanical strength of tendons, the complete range of COMP functions remains to be defined. COMPopathies describe pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) and multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED), two skeletal dysplasias caused by autosomal dominant COMP mutations...
March 9, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Kevin M Koo, Shuvashis Dey, Matt Trau
Simultaneous analysis of messenger RNA (mRNA), microRNA (miRNA), and long noncoding RNA (lncRNA)-multi-RNA-type profiling-is increasingly crucial in cancer diagnostics. Yet, rapid multi-RNA-type profiling is challenging due to enzymatic amplification reliance and RNA-type-dependent characteristics. Here, a nanodevice is reported to uniquely use alterable alternating current electrohydrodynamic (ac-EHD) forces to enhance probe-target hybridization prior to direct native RNA target detection, without target amplification or surface functionalization...
March 12, 2018: Small
Juan Gómez Rivas, Francesco Giganti, Mario Álvarez-Maestro, María Jose Freire, Veeru Kasivisvanathan, Luis Martinez-Piñero, Mark Emberton
CONTEXT: The indeterminate multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance image (mpMRI) lesion is one which cannot be classified as "positive" or "negative" for suspected cancer. Currently, there is no consensus on how to manage patients with indeterminate mpMRIs where areas cannot be classified as positives or negatives (Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System [PI-RADS] 3 or Likert 3). OBJECTIVE: To define the concept of indeterminate lesion and describe the management strategies that may be adopted for these patients...
March 7, 2018: European Urology Focus
Sara Bravaccini, Maurizio Puccetti, Martine Bocchini, Sara Ravaioli, Monica Celli, Emanuela Scarpi, Ugo De Giorgi, Maria Maddalena Tumedei, Giandomenico Raulli, Loredana Cardinale, Giovanni Paganelli
Prostate cancer (PCa) patients are risk-stratified on the basis of clinical stage and PSA level at diagnosis and the Gleason Score (GS) in prostate biopsy. However, these parameters are not completely accurate in discriminating between high- and low-risk disease, creating a need for a reliable marker to determine aggressiveness. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) appears to fulfill this need. We analyzed 79 prostate biopsies and 28 prostatectomies to assess whether PSMA expression detected by immunohistochemistry is related to GS...
March 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Haidy E Zidan, Rehab S Abdul-Maksoud, Walid S H Elsayed, Esam A M Desoky
Prostate cancer (PCa) is considered the most common malignancy in men. The aim of this study is to assess the role of serum miR-15a and miR-16-1 expression in PCa development, diagnosis and prognosis aiming to find a specific noninvasive biomarker. This study comprised 70 patients with PCa, 70 patients complaining of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), 30 patients with chronic prostatitis and 70 controls. Circulating miR-15a and miR-16-1 expression was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Prostate specific antigen levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
March 9, 2018: IUBMB Life
Neil M Carleton, Guangjing Zhu, Mikhail Gorbounov, M Craig Miller, Kenneth J Pienta, Linda M S Resar, Robert W Veltri
BACKGROUND: There are few tissue-based biomarkers that can accurately predict prostate cancer (PCa) progression and aggressiveness. We sought to evaluate the clinical utility of prostate and breast overexpressed 1 (PBOV1) as a potential PCa biomarker. METHODS: Patient tumor samples were designated by Grade Groups using the 2014 Gleason grading system. Primary radical prostatectomy tumors were obtained from 48 patients and evaluated for PBOV1 levels using Western blot analysis in matched cancer and benign cancer-adjacent regions...
March 9, 2018: Prostate
Simon P Keam, Twishi Gulati, Cristina Gamell, Franco Caramia, Cheng Huang, Ralf B Schittenhelm, Oded Kleifeld, Paul J Neeson, Ygal Haupt, Scott G Williams
INTRODUCTION: The development of radioresistance in prostate cancer (PCa) is an important clinical issue and is still largely uninformed by personalized molecular characteristics. The aim of this study was to establish a platform that describes the early oncoproteomic response of human prostate tissue to radiation therapy (RT) using a prospective human tissue cohort. METHODS: Fresh and fixed transperineal biopsies from eight men with clinically localized tumors were taken prior to and 14 days following a single fraction of high-dose-rate brachytherapy...
March 9, 2018: Prostate
Ariel E Marciscano, Ravi A Madan
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin in urothelial carcinoma, high-dose interleukin-2 in renal cell carcinoma, and sipuleucel-T in prostate cancer serve as enduring examples that the host immune response can be harnessed to promote effective anti-tumor immunity in genitourinary malignancies. Recently, cancer immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors has transformed the prognostic landscape leading to durable responses in a subset of urothelial carcinoma and renal cell carcinoma patients with traditionally poor prognosis...
March 8, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Silvia Migliari, Antonino Sammartano, Maura Scarlattei, Giulio Serreli, Caterina Ghetti, Carla Cidda, Giorgio Baldari, Ornella Ortenzia, Livia Ruffini
Background : Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) has gained high attention as a useful biomarker in the imaging evaluation of prostate cancer with positron emission tomography (PET) during recent years. [68 Ga]-labeled Glu-urea-Lys(Ahx)-HBED-CC ([68 Ga]-PSMA-HBED-CC) is a novel PSMA inhibitor radiotracer which has demonstrated its suitability in detecting prostate cancer. Preparation conditions may influence the quality and in vivo behavior of this tracer, and no standard procedure for the quality control (QC) is available...
October 31, 2017: ACS Omega
Takatsugu Okegawa, Naoki Ninomiya, Kazuki Masuda, Yu Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Tambo, Kikuo Nutahara
OBJECTIVE: We examined whether androgen receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7) in circulating tumor cell(CTC)clusters can be used to predict survival in patients with bone metastatic castration resistant-prostate cancer (mCRPC) treated with abiraterone or enzalutamide. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 98 patients with CRPC on abiraterone or enzalutamide, and investigated the prognostic value of CTC cluster detection (+ v -) and AR-V7 detection (+ v -) using a CTC cluster detection - based AR-V7 mRNA assay...
March 5, 2018: Prostate
Junlin Shi, Lihui Wang, Chunlin Zou, Yudui Xia, Siyuan Qin, Evan Keller, Atsushi Mizokami, Jian Zhang, Yi Lu
Metastasis causes high mortality in various malignancies, including prostate cancer (PCa). Accumulating data has suggested that cancer cells spread from the primary tumor to distant sites at early stage, which is characterized by disseminated tumor cells (DTCs). However, lack of direct evidence of partial localized PCa cells occurring epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and disseminating to distant sites (e.g bone marrow). In this study, we used luciferase labeled PCa cells to establish an EMT mouse model and to detect whether DTCs spread into the bone marrow...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
August Kapogiannis, Sofia Tsoli, George Chrousos
BACKGROUND: Previous systematic reviews indicate that progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) and guided imagery (GI) are both effective interventions to decrease the psychological impact and to alleviate the adverse events in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. To date, no review studies have investigated the effectiveness of a combination of PMR and GI. AIM: To systematically review the current state of knowledge regarding the effects of the PMR-GI combination on cancer patients receiving chemotherapy...
December 21, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
Johnny R Ramroop, Mark N Stein, Justin M Drake
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in men in the United States. While androgen deprivation therapy results in tumor responses initially, there is relapse and progression to metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Currently, all prostate cancer patients receive essentially the same treatment, and there is a need for clinically applicable technologies to provide predictive biomarkers toward personalized therapies. Genomic analyses of tumors are used for clinical applications, but with a paucity of obvious driver mutations in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, other applications, such as phosphoproteomics, may complement this approach...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Sangkyu Lee, Sarah Kerns, Harry Ostrer, Barry Rosenstein, Joseph O Deasy, Jung Hun Oh
PURPOSE: Late genitourinary (GU) toxicity after radiation therapy limits the quality of life of prostate cancer survivors; however, efforts to explain GU toxicity using patient and dose information have remained unsuccessful. We identified patients with a greater congenital GU toxicity risk by identifying and integrating patterns in genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We applied a preconditioned random forest regression method for predicting risk from the genome-wide data to combine the effects of multiple SNPs and overcome the statistical power limitations of single-SNP analysis...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Guinevere Stevina Margaretha Kammeijer, Jan Nouta, Jean de la Rosette, Theo M de Reijke, Manfred Wuhrer
The concentration of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in serum is used as an early detection method of prostate cancer (PCa) showing, however, low sensitivity, specificity and a poor predictive value. Initial studies suggested the glycosylation of PSA to be a promising marker for a more specific yet non-invasive PCa diagnosis. Recent studies on the molecular features of PSA glycosylation (such as antenna modification and core fucosylation) were not successful in demonstrating its potential for an improved PCa diagnosis, probably due to the lack of analytical sensitivity and specificity of the applied assays...
March 4, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
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