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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912577/classifying-the-evolutionary-and-ecological-features-of-neoplasms
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Carlo C Maley, Athena Aktipis, Trevor A Graham, Andrea Sottoriva, Amy M Boddy, Michalina Janiszewska, Ariosto S Silva, Marco Gerlinger, Yinyin Yuan, Kenneth J Pienta, Karen S Anderson, Robert Gatenby, Charles Swanton, David Posada, Chung-I Wu, Joshua D Schiffman, E Shelley Hwang, Kornelia Polyak, Alexander R A Anderson, Joel S Brown, Mel Greaves, Darryl Shibata
Neoplasms change over time through a process of cell-level evolution, driven by genetic and epigenetic alterations. However, the ecology of the microenvironment of a neoplastic cell determines which changes provide adaptive benefits. There is widespread recognition of the importance of these evolutionary and ecological processes in cancer, but to date, no system has been proposed for drawing clinically relevant distinctions between how different tumours are evolving. On the basis of a consensus conference of experts in the fields of cancer evolution and cancer ecology, we propose a framework for classifying tumours that is based on four relevant components...
September 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904201/heterogeneity-of-the-epstein-barr-virus-major-internal-repeat-reveals-evolutionary-mechanisms-of-ebv-and-a-functional-defect-in-the-prototype-ebv-strain-b95-8
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Mohammed Ba Abdullah, Richard Palermo, Anne Palser, Nicholas E Grayson, Paul Kellam, Samantha Correia, Agnieszka Szymula, Rob White
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous pathogen of humans that can cause several types of lymphoma and carcinoma. Like other herpesviruses, EBV has diversified both through co-evolution with its host, and genetic exchange between virus strains. Sequence analysis of the EBV genome is unusually challenging, because of the large number and length of repeat regions within the virus. Here we describe the sequence assembly and analysis of the large internal repeat of EBV (IR1 or BamW repeats) from over 70 strains...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894165/evolution-analysis-of-heterogeneous-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-by-ultra-deep-sequencing-of-the-mitochondrial-genome
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Wafa Amer, Csaba Toth, Erik Vassella, Jeannine Meinrath, Ulrike Koitzsch, Anne Arens, Jia Huang, Hannah Eischeid, Alexander Adam, Reinhard Buettner, Andreas Scheel, Stephan C Schaefer, Margarete Odenthal
Accurate assessment of tumour heterogeneity is an important issue that influences prognosis and therapeutic decision in molecular pathology. Due to the shortage of protective histones and a limited DNA repair capacity, the mitochondrial (mt)-genome undergoes high variability during tumour development. Therefore, screening of mt-genome represents a useful molecular tool for assessing precise cell lineages and tracking tumour history. Here, we describe a highly specific and robust multiplex PCR-based ultra-deep sequencing technology for analysis of the whole mt-genome (wmt-seq) on low quality-DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890089/-tumour-sequencing-evolutions-and-revolutions
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N Piton, A Lamy, J-C Sabourin
For some years now, we have entered the genomic age of tumour genotyping from a medical point of view. Technological breakthroughs in both biology and information science now allow a genomic analysis of cancers in everyday medical practice with, in some case, a major impact on patient care not only for the choice of therapy (i.e. EGFR mutations in lung adenocarcinoma), but also for diagnosis and monitoring of the disease. Tumour genotyping is performed from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues used for diagnosis of cancer...
September 7, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878032/effect-of-aspirin-on-tumour-cell-colony-formation-and-evolution
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Dominik Wodarz, Ajay Goel, C Richard Boland, Natalia L Komarova
Aspirin is known to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. In a previous study, we quantified the in vitro growth kinetics of different CRC tumour cell lines treated with varying doses of aspirin, measuring the rate of cell division and cell death. Here, we use these measured parameters to calculate the chances of successful clonal expansion and to determine the evolutionary potential of the tumour cell lines in the presence and absence of aspirin...
September 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870426/prognostic-value-of-local-relapse-for-patients-with-endometrial-cancer
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Y Dabi, J Uzan, S Bendifallah, L Ouldamer, V Lavoué, G Canlorbe, E Raimond, C Coutant, O Graesslin, P Collinet, A Bricou, E Daraï, M Ballester, B Haddad, C Touboul
BACKGROUND: The objective of our study was to determine survival and prognostic factors associated with isolated local recurrence of endometrial cancer. METHODS: Data of 1229 patients with endometrial carcinoma treated between 2000 and 2012 were extracted from maintained databases of nine French University Hospitals as well as from the Senti-Endo trial. Patients with isolated central pelvic and vaginal recurrence were selected for further analysis. RESULTS: Two hundreds and twenty five patients recurred during the inclusion period, 20 with isolated central pelvic recurrence and 23 with vaginal recurrence...
August 31, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865968/-computational-medical-imaging-radiomics-and-potential-for-immuno-oncology
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R Sun, E J Limkin, L Dercle, S Reuzé, E I Zacharaki, C Chargari, A Schernberg, A S Dirand, A Alexis, N Paragios, É Deutsch, C Ferté, C Robert
The arrival of immunotherapy has profoundly changed the management of multiple cancers, obtaining unexpected tumour responses. However, until now, the majority of patients do not respond to these new treatments. The identification of biomarkers to determine precociously responding patients is a major challenge. Computational medical imaging (also known as radiomics) is a promising and rapidly growing discipline. This new approach consists in the analysis of high-dimensional data extracted from medical imaging, to further describe tumour phenotypes...
August 30, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855848/primary-breast-angiosarcoma-a-rare-presentation-of-rare-tumor-case-report
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Fayçal Abbad, Najat Cherif Idrissi, Btissam Fatih, Bouchra Fakhir, Jamal Drissi, Mouna Khouchani, Hanane Rais
BACKGROUND: Primary breast angiosarcoma is defined as malignant proliferation showing endothelial differentiation. It is a very rare tumour (0.05% of primary mammary cancers), whose diagnosis can be difficult. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the observation of a patient with no previous history, aged 27 years. The clinical examination finds a right breast discreetly increased in volume. The trucut biopsy was in favour of a lactating tubular adenoma. However, an immunohistochemical complement was requested...
2017: BMC Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840415/endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-multiple-myeloma-neovascularization-a-brick-to-the-wall
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REVIEW
Maria Margarida Tenreiro, Maria Leonor Correia, Maria Alexandra Brito
Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by the clonal expansion of plasma cells in the bone marrow that leads to events such as bone destruction, anaemia and renal failure. Despite the several therapeutic options available, there is still no effective cure, and the standard survival is up to 4 years. The evolution from the asymptomatic stage of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance to MM and the progression of the disease itself are related to cellular and molecular alterations in the bone marrow microenvironment, including the development of the vasculature...
August 24, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835719/unravelling-biology-and-shifting-paradigms-in-cancer-with-single-cell-sequencing
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REVIEW
Timour Baslan, James Hicks
The fundamental operative unit of a cancer is the genetically and epigenetically innovative single cell. Whether proliferating or quiescent, in the primary tumour mass or disseminated elsewhere, single cells govern the parameters that dictate all facets of the biology of cancer. Thus, single-cell analyses provide the ultimate level of resolution in our quest for a fundamental understanding of this disease. Historically, this quest has been hampered by technological shortcomings. In this Opinion article, we argue that the rapidly evolving field of single-cell sequencing has unshackled the cancer research community of these shortcomings...
August 24, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832082/synchronous-cervical-minimal-deviation-adenocarcinoma-gastric-type-adenocarcinoma-and-lobular-endocervical-glandular-hyperplasia-along-with-stil-in-peutz-jeghers-syndrome-eliciting-oncogenesis-pathways
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Azfar Neyaz, Nuzhat Husain, Manish Deodhar, Rohini Khurana, Saumya Shukla, Aditi Arora
We describe an unusual case of a Peutz-Jeghers syndrome associated with a composite synchronous cervical neoplasia comprising precursor "lobular endocervical glandular hyperplasia (LEGH)", "minimal deviation adenocarcinoma (MDA)" and "gastric-type adenocarcinoma (GTA)" along with a serous tubal intraepithelial lesion (STIL) in the right fallopian tube. A 24-year-old woman presented with a white mucoid discharge and bleeding per vaginum for one year. Histopathological evaluation showed MDA & GTA in FIGO grade III with pelvic lymph node metastasis despite a deceptively bland tumour morphology and low Ki-67 index, indicating an aggressive tumour course and poor prognosis...
2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825697/early-loss-of-crebbp-confers-malignant-stem-cell-properties-on-lymphoid-progenitors
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Sarah J Horton, George Giotopoulos, Haiyang Yun, Shabana Vohra, Olivia Sheppard, Rachael Bashford-Rogers, Mamunur Rashid, Alexandra Clipson, Wai-In Chan, Daniel Sasca, Loukia Yiangou, Hikari Osaki, Faisal Basheer, Paolo Gallipoli, Natalie Burrows, Ayşegül Erdem, Anastasiya Sybirna, Sarah Foerster, Wanfeng Zhao, Tonci Sustic, Anna Petrunkina Harrison, Elisa Laurenti, Jessica Okosun, Daniel Hodson, Penny Wright, Ken G Smith, Patrick Maxwell, Jude Fitzgibbon, Ming Q Du, David J Adams, Brian J P Huntly
Loss-of-function mutations of cyclic-AMP response element binding protein, binding protein (CREBBP) are prevalent in lymphoid malignancies. However, the tumour suppressor functions of CREBBP remain unclear. We demonstrate that loss of Crebbp in murine haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) leads to increased development of B-cell lymphomas. This is preceded by accumulation of hyperproliferative lymphoid progenitors with a defective DNA damage response (DDR) due to a failure to acetylate p53. We identify a premalignant lymphoma stem cell population with decreased H3K27ac, which undergoes transcriptional and genetic evolution due to the altered DDR, resulting in lymphomagenesis...
September 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798486/tumour-evolution-metastasis-takes-a-different-route
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Anna Dart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770103/subclonal-analysis-in-a-lobular-breast-cancer-with-classical-and-solid-growth-pattern-mimicking-a-solid-papillary-carcinoma
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Matthias Christgen, Stephan Bartels, Jana Lisa van Luttikhuizen, Maximilian Schieck, Stefanie Pertschy, Sudip Kundu, Ulrich Lehmann, Bjoern Sander, Enrico Pelz, Florian Länger, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Doris Steinemann, Hans Kreipe
Recently, a new variant of invasive lobular breast cancer (ILBC) with solid-papillary-like growth pattern has been described. We present a case of ILBC with solid-papillary-like growth pattern in the main tumour mass and classical invasive lobular growth pattern in adjacent satellite foci. The two tumour components were subjected to comprehensive molecular analyses. Both components were ER/PR-positive, HER2-negative, and showed a complete loss of E-cadherin and beta-catenin protein expression, as determined by immunohistochemistry...
July 2017: Journal of Pathology. Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765177/massive-juvenile-nasopharyngeal-angiofibroma-ode-to-the-open-surgical-approach
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Ravi Meher, Nikhil Arora, Eishaan Kamta Bhargava, Ruchika Juneja
The management of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma has undergone a significant evolution, with more surgeons moving towards the minimal invasive endoscopic approaches. Although considered the standard of care by most, an endoscopic approach may not be sufficient for extensive tumours, as exemplified by the current case of a young man presenting with the largest juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma described in English literature until the present that was eventually excised via an anterior external approach...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743252/quantification-of-tumour-evolution-and-heterogeneity-via-bayesian-epiallele-detection
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James E Barrett, Andrew Feber, Javier Herrero, Miljana Tanic, Gareth A Wilson, Charles Swanton, Stephan Beck
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic heterogeneity within a tumour can play an important role in tumour evolution and the emergence of resistance to treatment. It is increasingly recognised that the study of DNA methylation (DNAm) patterns along the genome - so-called 'epialleles' - offers greater insight into epigenetic dynamics than conventional analyses which examine DNAm marks individually. RESULTS: We have developed a Bayesian model to infer which epialleles are present in multiple regions of the same tumour...
July 25, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723516/the-molecular-evolution-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Yvonne Ceder, Anders Bjartell, Zoran Culig, Mark A Rubin, Scott Tomlins, Tapio Visakorpi
CONTEXT: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is the backbone of treatment for advanced prostate cancer. However, castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) nearly invariably develops through a range of different molecular mechanisms accompanied by progression to a more aggressive phenotype. OBJECTIVE: To understand the key molecular mechanisms leading to CRPC and the functional implications of this progression. Understanding molecular evolutionary mechanisms in CRPC is essential for the development of novel curative therapeutic approaches...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720366/the-evolving-role-of-retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-urolithiasis
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REVIEW
Francesco Sanguedolce, Giorgio Bozzini, Ben Chew, Panagiotis Kallidonis, Jean de la Rosette
CONTEXT: Retrograde intrarenal surgery has gained substantial popularity worldwide thanks to continuous improvements in technology and techniques, and is now considered one of the first-line treatment options for active removal of renal stones. OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive synthesis of the main evidences in literature on the current management of kidney stones by means of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A review of literature has been conducted using search string "retrograde intrarenal surgery OR flexible ureteroscop* OR ureterorenoscop*", without any language restriction; PubMed, Embase, and Scopus databases were searched in November 2016...
February 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718446/cancer-an-insurgency-of-clones
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David Gisselsson, Robert Egnell
Oncological therapy resembles a military force that eliminates the central power of a country (dominant clone of a cancer) to create a vacuum where insurgents (subclones) thrive and instigate rebellion (relapse). We suggest that military counterinsurgency doctrine can inspire a discussion of cancer that uniquely embraces both cancer cell evolution and tumour microenvironment.
February 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717136/association-of-plasma-and-urinary-mutant-dna-with-clinical-outcomes-in-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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K M Patel, K E van der Vos, C G Smith, F Mouliere, D Tsui, J Morris, D Chandrananda, F Marass, D van den Broek, D E Neal, V J Gnanapragasam, T Forshew, B W van Rhijn, C E Massie, N Rosenfeld, M S van der Heijden
Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (MIBC) has a poor prognosis. Whilst patients can achieve a 6% improvement in overall survival with Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy (NAC), many do not respond. Body fluid mutant DNA (mutDNA) may allow non-invasive identification of treatment failure. We collected 248 liquid biopsy samples including plasma, cell pellet (UCP) and supernatant (USN) from spun urine, from 17 patients undergoing NAC. We assessed single nucleotide variants and copy number alterations in mutDNA using Tagged-Amplicon- and shallow Whole Genome- Sequencing...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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