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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221219/improving-the-evaluation-and-diagnosis-of-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer-in-2017
#1
Sigrid V Carlsson, Monique J Roobol
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of the current state of the evidence and highlight recent advances in the evaluation and diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer, focusing on biomarkers, risk calculators and multiparametric MRI (mpMRI). RECENT FINDINGS: In 2017 there are numerous options to improve early detection as compared to a purely prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based approach. All have strengths and drawbacks. In addition to repeating the PSA and performing clinical work-up (digital rectal examination and estimation of prostate volume), additional tests investigated in the initial biopsy setting are: %free PSA, Prostate Health Index, 4-kallikrein score, SelectMDx, and Michigan Prostate Score and in the repeat setting: %free PSA, Prostate Health Index, 4-kallikrein score, Prostate Cancer Antigen 3, and ConfirmMDx...
February 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218691/zosteropenillines-%C3%A2-polyketides%C3%A2-from%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-marinederived%C3%A2-fungus%C3%A2-penicillium%C3%A2-thomii
#2
Shamil Sh Afiyatullov, Elena V Leshchenko, Dmitrii V Berdyshev, Maria P Sobolevskaya, Alexandr S Antonov, Vladimir A Denisenko, Roman S Popov, Mikhail V Pivkin, Anatoly A Udovenko, Evgeny A Pislyagin, Gunhild von Amsberg, Sergey A Dyshlovoy
Twelve new polyketides, zosteropenillines A-L (1-12), together with known polyketide pallidopenilline A (13), were isolated from the ethylacetate extract of the fungus Penicillium thomii associated with the seagrass Zostera marina. Their structures were established based on spectroscopic methods. The absolute configuration of zosteropenilline A (1) as 4R, 5S, 8S, 9R, 10R, and 13S was determined by a combination of the modified Mosher's method, X-ray analysis, and NOESY data. Absolute configurations of zosteropenillines B-D (2-4) were determined by timedependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations of ECD spectra...
February 17, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218381/an-accurate-method-to-quantify-breathing-induced-prostate-motion-for-patients-implanted-with-electromagnetic-transponders
#3
Tommaso Giandini, Costanza M V Panaino, Barbara Avuzzi, Sara Morlino, Sergio Villa, Nice Bedini, Gabriele Carabelli, Sarah C Frasca, Anna Romanyukha, Anatoly Rosenfeld, Emanuele Pignoli, Riccardo Valdagni, Mauro Carrara
PURPOSE: To validate and apply a method for the quantification of breathing-induced prostate motion (BIPM) for patients treated with radiotherapy and implanted with electromagnetic transponders for prostate localization and tracking. METHODS: For the analysis of electromagnetic transponder signal, dedicated software was developed and validated with a programmable breathing simulator phantom. The software was then applied to 1,132 radiotherapy fractions of 30 patients treated in supine position, and to a further 61 fractions of 2 patients treated in prone position...
February 11, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217948/shrna-mediated-ablation-of-prostate-and-testis-expressed-pate-messenger-rna-results-in-impaired-sperm-function-and-fertility
#4
A Rajesh, S Yenugu
Spermatogenesis and sperm maturation are complex processes mediated by a variety of proteins present in the testicular and epididymal mileu. In the recent years, functional characterization of these proteins is being studied by genetic manipulations that involve targeted over expression or knock down of specific genes. In this study, we adopted FuGENE 6-based in vivo transfection of rat cauda epididymis with pGFP-V-RS plasmid that encodes shRNA to knock down Pate mRNA levels to implicate a possible role for this gene in sperm function...
February 19, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216640/the-ubiquitin-ligase-cullin5-socs2-regulates-ndr1-stk38-stability-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-transactivation
#5
Indranil Paul, Tanveer S Batth, Diego Iglesias-Gato, Amna Al-Araimi, Ibrahim Al-Haddabi, Amira Alkharusi, Gunnar Norstedt, Jesper V Olsen, Fahad Zadjali, Amilcar Flores-Morales
SOCS2 is a pleiotropic E3 ligase. Its deficiency is associated with gigantism and organismal lethality upon inflammatory challenge. However, mechanistic understanding of SOCS2 function is dismal due to our unawareness of its protein substrates. We performed a mass spectrometry based proteomic profiling upon SOCS2 depletion and yield quantitative data for ~4200 proteins. Through this screen we identify a novel target of SOCS2, the serine-threonine kinase NDR1. Over-expression of SOCS2 accelerates turnover, while its knockdown stabilizes, endogenous NDR1 protein...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216330/-223-ra-dichloride-spectrometric-characterization-searching-for-the-presence-of-long-lived-isotopes-with-radiological-protection-implications
#6
J Sánchez-Jiménez, A López-Montes, L Núñez-Martínez, A Villa-Abaunza, L M Fraile, V Sánchez-Tembleque, J M Udías
(223)Ra-dichloride was approved with the commercial name of Xofigo in 2014 for treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. (223)Ra is obtained by neutron irradiation of (226)Ra yielding (227)Ac, which decays to (227)Th and (223)Fr, both decaying to (223)Ra. Since (223)Ra is predominantly (95.3%) an alpha emitter with a 11.42days long half-life, the radiopharmaceutical, its remnants, the patient, and waste material can be managed and disposed with low radiation protection requirements. (227)Ac is a long-lived (T1/2=21...
February 16, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209968/activating-akt1-mutations-alter-dna-double-strand-break-repair-and-radiosensitivity
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S Oeck, K Al-Refae, H Riffkin, G Wiel, R Handrick, D Klein, G Iliakis, V Jendrossek
The survival kinase Akt has clinical relevance to radioresistance. However, its contributions to the DNA damage response, DNA double strand break (DSB) repair and apoptosis remain poorly defined and often contradictory. We used a genetic approach to explore the consequences of genetic alterations of Akt1 for the cellular radiation response. While two activation-associated mutants with prominent nuclear access, the phospho-mimicking Akt1-TDSD and the clinically relevant PH-domain mutation Akt1-E17K, accelerated DSB repair and improved survival of irradiated Tramp-C1 murine prostate cancer cells and Akt1-knockout murine embryonic fibroblasts in vitro, the classical constitutively active membrane-targeted myrAkt1 mutant had the opposite effects...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207636/association-between-pretransplant-cancer-and-survival-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#8
Dag Olav Dahle, Tom Grotmol, Torbjørn Leivestad, Anders Hartmann, Karsten Midtvedt, Anna V Reisæter, Geir Mjøen, Hege K Pihlstrøm, Hege Næss, Hallvard Holdaas
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation in recipients with a previous malignancy is often deferred 2-5 years after cancer treatment due to fear of cancer recurrence. In Norway, the required waiting period has been 1 year. METHODS: We compared patient and graft survival of recipients with pretransplant cancer to the outcomes of matched recipients without such cancer (comparators) using Cox regression. RESULTS: From 1963 to 2010, 377 of 5867 recipients (6...
February 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205582/aurora-a-regulates-expression-of-ar-v7-in-models-of-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer
#9
Dominic Jones, Martin Noble, Steve R Wedge, Craig N Robson, Luke Gaughan
Androgen receptor variants (AR-Vs) provide a mechanism of therapy evasion in castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), yet mechanisms of regulation remain largely unknown. Here we investigate the role of Aurora A kinase on AR-Vs in models of CRPC and show depletion of Aurora A reduces AR-V target gene expression. Importantly, knockdown of Aurora A reconfigures splicing of AR pre-mRNA to discriminately down-regulate synthesis of AR-V transcripts, including AR-V7, without effecting full-length AR mRNA; and as a consequence, AR-V-driven proliferation and survival of CRPC cells is markedly reduced...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204876/continuous-positive-airway-pressure-adherence-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-symptomatic-bph
#10
Ramesh V V S Metta, Awais Zaka, Vincent C Lee, M Jeffery Mador
Purpose To determine the short-term and long-term adherence rates with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in sleep apnea patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) compared to matched controls. Methods A case-control retrospective analysis was performed in a veterans affairs hospital. All symptomatic patients with BPH (n = 107) ever started on CPAP therapy between 2006 and 2012 were compared with controls matched for severity of sleep apnea (AHI). Adherence measures were obtained at the third and twelfth month visits...
February 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202212/long-term-patient-reported-urinary-function-following-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer
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S Chin, A J Hayden, V Gebski, S Cross, S L Turner
INTRODUCTION: This study reports long-term patient reported urinary function and urinary-related quality of life (uQoL) after external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for localized prostate cancer. METHODS: 574 men underwent definitive prostate EBRT to 70-78 Gy±androgen deprivation therapy between 2000 and 2009. The median follow-up from EBRT was 44 months. Patients were evaluated at baseline (pre-EBRT) and at intervals post-treatment using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) instrument...
February 12, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199263/travel-distance-to-cancer-treatment-facilities-in-the-deep-south
#12
Mary J Wills, Marilyn V Whitman, Thomas M English
Despite ongoing efforts to improve rural healthcare, the health problems facing rural communities persist. The lack of healthcare providers and infrastructure in rural areas has been linked to a number of negative consequences. Among the elderly rural population, the lack of proximal access presents greater barriers because many elderly people are further limited in their ability to travel and pay for services. In the Deep South specifically, rural residents experience limited access to care and overall poor health outcomes...
January 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196288/clinical-adequacy-assessment-of-auto-contours-for-prostate-imrt-with-meaningful-endpoints
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Hamidreza Nourzadeh, William T Watkins, Mahmoud Ahmad, Cheukkai Hui, David Schlesinger, Jeffrey V Siebers
PURPOSE: To determine if radiation treatment plans created based on auto-segmented (AS) regions-of-interest (ROI)s are clinically equivalent to plans created based on manually segmented ROIs, where equivalence is evaluated using probabilistic dosimetric metrics and probabilistic biological endpoints for prostate IMRT. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Manually drawn contours and auto-segmented ROIs were created for 167 CT image sets acquired from 19 prostate patients. Auto-segmentation was performed utilizing Pinnacle's Smart Probabilistic Image Contouring Engine...
February 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196126/oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-induction-in-human-thyroid-carcinoma-cells-exposed-to-the-essential-oil-from-pistacia-lentiscus-aerial-parts
#14
Simona Catalani, Francesco Palma, Serafina Battistelli, Serena Benedetti
BACKGROUND: Essential oils from the aerial parts (leaves, twigs and berries) of Pistacia lentiscus (PLEO) have been well characterized for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; however, poor information exists on their potential anticancer activity. METHODS: Increasing concentrations of PLEO (0.01-0.1% v/v, 80-800 μg/ml) were administered to a wide variety of cultured cancer cells from breast, cervix, colon, liver, lung, prostate, and thyroid carcinomas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194370/peptide-agonists-of-vasopressin-v2-receptor-reduce-expression-of-neuroendocrine-markers-and-tumor-growth-in-human-lung-and-prostate-tumor-cells
#15
Marina Pifano, Juan Garona, Carla S Capobianco, Nazareno Gonzalez, Daniel F Alonso, Giselle V Ripoll
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) comprise a heterogeneous group of malignancies that express neuropeptides as synaptophysin, chromogranin A (CgA), and specific neuronal enolase (NSE), among others. Vasopressin (AVP) is a neuropeptide with an endocrine, paracrine, and autocrine effect in normal and pathological tissues. AVP receptors are present in human lung, breast, pancreatic, colorectal, and gastrointestinal tumors. While AVP V1 receptors are associated with stimulation of cellular proliferation, AVP V2 receptor (V2r) is related to antiproliferative effects...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193277/anti-tumor-effects-of-a-recombinant-anti-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-immunotoxin-against-prostate-cancer-cells
#16
Ping Meng, Qing-Chuan Dong, Guang-Guo Tan, Wei-Hong Wen, He Wang, Geng Zhang, Yan-Zhu Wang, Yu-Ming Jing, Chen Wang, Wei-Jun Qin, Jian-Lin Yuan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate anti-prostate cancer effects of a chimeric tumor-targeted killer protein. METHODS: We established a novel fusion gene, immunocasp-3, composed of NH2-terminal leader sequence fused with an anti-prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) antibody (J591), the furin cleavage sequences of diphtheria toxin (Fdt), and the reverse coding sequences of the large and small subunits of caspase-3 (revcaspase-3). The expressing level of the immunocasp-3 gene was evaluated by using the reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) and western blot analysis...
February 13, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193130/religious-coping-and-types-and-sources-of-information-used-in-making-prostate-cancer-treatment-decisions
#17
Janice V Bowie, Caryn N Bell, Altovise Ewing, Ballington Kinlock, Ashley Ezema, Roland J Thorpe, Thomas A LaVeist
Treatment experiences for prostate cancer survivors can be challenging and dependent on many clinical and psychosocial factors. One area that is less understood is the information needs and sources men utilize. Among these is the influence of religion as a valid typology and the value it may have on treatment decisions. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between race, religion, and cancer treatment decisions in African American men compared with White men. Data were from the Diagnosis and Decisions in Prostate Cancer Treatment Outcomes Study that consisted of 877 African American and White men...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192399/c-met-mir-130b-axis-as-novel-mechanism-and-biomarker-for-castration-resistance-state-acquisition
#18
A Cannistraci, G Federici, A Addario, A L Di Pace, L Grassi, G Muto, D Collura, M Signore, L De Salvo, S Sentinelli, G Simone, M Costantini, S Nanni, A Farsetti, V Coppola, R De Maria, D Bonci
Although a significant subset of prostate tumors remain indolent during the entire life, the advanced forms are still one of the leading cause of cancer-related death. There are not reliable markers distinguishing indolent from aggressive forms. Here we highlighted a new molecular circuitry involving microRNA and coding genes promoting cancer progression and castration resistance. Our preclinical and clinical data demonstrated that c-Met activation increases miR-130b levels, inhibits androgen receptor expression, promotes cancer spreading and resistance to hormone ablation therapy...
February 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181675/a-placebo-controlled-double-blinded-randomized-pilot-study-of-combination-phytotherapy-in-biochemically-recurrent-prostate-cancer
#19
M Diana van Die, Scott G Williams, Jon Emery, Kerry M Bone, Jeremy M G Taylor, Elizabeth Lusk, Marie V Pirotta
BACKGROUND: Men with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer following local therapies often use natural supplements in an attempt to delay metastases and/or avoid the need for more aggressive treatments with undesirable side-effects. While there is a growing body of research into phytotherapeutic agents in this cohort, with some promising results, as yet no definitive recommendations can be made. This pilot study was undertaken to assess the feasibility of a fully-powered study to examine the effects of this phytotherapeutic intervention (containing turmeric, resveratrol, green tea and broccoli sprouts) on PSA doubling time in men with biochemical recurrence with a moderate PSA rise rate...
February 9, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181495/expression-of-%C3%AE-globin-by-cancer-cells-promotes-cell-survival-during-blood-borne-dissemination
#20
Yu Zheng, David T Miyamoto, Ben S Wittner, James P Sullivan, Nicola Aceto, Nicole Vincent Jordan, Min Yu, Nezihi Murat Karabacak, Valentine Comaills, Robert Morris, Rushil Desai, Niyati Desai, Erin Emmons, John D Milner, Richard J Lee, Chin-Lee Wu, Lecia V Sequist, Wilhelm Haas, David T Ting, Mehmet Toner, Sridhar Ramaswamy, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel A Haber
Metastasis-competent circulating tumour cells (CTCs) experience oxidative stress in the bloodstream, but their survival mechanisms are not well defined. Here, comparing single-cell RNA-Seq profiles of CTCs from breast, prostate and lung cancers, we observe consistent induction of β-globin (HBB), but not its partner α-globin (HBA). The tumour-specific origin of HBB is confirmed by sequence polymorphisms within human xenograft-derived CTCs in mouse models. Increased intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cultured breast CTCs triggers HBB induction, mediated through the transcriptional regulator KLF4...
February 9, 2017: Nature Communications
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