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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164573/role-of-perfusion-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-metastatic-nodal-tumor-response-after-radiochemotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-preliminary-findings
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S Ursino, L Faggioni, F Fiorica, D Delishaj, V Seccia, F Pasqualetti, I Desideri, C Colosimo, R Morganti, F Paiar, D Caramella
OBJECTIVE: To assess changes of CT perfusion parameters (ΔPCTp) of cervical lymph node metastases from head and neck cancer (HNC) before and after radiochemotherapy (RT-CT) and their association with nodal tumor persistence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligibility criteria included HNC (Stage III-IV) candidates for RT-CT. Patients underwent perfusion CT (PCT) at baseline 3 weeks and 3 months after RT-CT. Blood volume (BV), blood flow (BF), mean transit time (MTT) and permeability surface (PS) were calculated...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164382/ct-texture-features-of-liver-parenchyma-for-predicting-development-of-metastatic-disease-and-overall-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Scott J Lee, Ryan Zea, David H Kim, Meghan G Lubner, Dustin A Deming, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVES: To determine if identifiable hepatic textural features are present at abdominal CT in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) prior to the development of CT-detectable hepatic metastases. METHODS: Four filtration-histogram texture features (standard deviation, skewness, entropy and kurtosis) were extracted from the liver parenchyma on portal venous phase CT images at staging and post-treatment surveillance. Surveillance scans corresponded to the last scan prior to the development of CT-detectable CRC liver metastases in 29 patients (median time interval, 6 months), and these were compared with interval-matched surveillance scans in 60 CRC patients who did not develop liver metastases...
November 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164298/value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-predicting-egfr-mutations-and-positive-alk-expression-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-of-849-chinese-patients
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Zhilei Lv, Jinshuo Fan, Juanjuan Xu, Feng Wu, Qi Huang, Mengfei Guo, Tingting Liao, Shuqing Liu, Xiaoli Lan, Shanshan Liao, Wei Geng, Yang Jin
PURPOSE: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement are the two most common druggable targets in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, genetic testing is sometimes unavailable. Previous studies regarding the predictive role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT for EGFR mutations in NSCLC patients are conflicting. We investigated whether or not (18)F-FDG PET could be a valuable noninvasive method to predict EGFR mutations and ALK positivity in NSCLC using the largest patient cohort to date...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163685/expression-of-cancer-testis-antigens-mage-a-mage-c1-gage-and-ctag1b-in-benign-and-malignant-thyroid-diseases
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Daniel Hardy Melo, Rui Celso Martins Mamede, Luciano Neder, Wilson Araújo Silva, Mateus Camargo Barros-Filho, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Clóvis Antonio Lopes Pinto, Marco Antônio Zago, David Livingstone Alves Figueiredo, Achim A Jungbluth
Despite considerable advances in the understanding of thyroid gland biology, correctly diagnosing thyroid nodules and treating high-grade thyroid carcinoma remains challenging. Cancer/testis (CT) antigens have emerged as potential diagnostic tools as well as targets of potential cancer vaccinations. In the present study, a total of 117 patients who underwent surgical therapy for thyroid disease were available for analysis. The expression levels of melanoma-associated antigen (MAGE) A, MAGE-C1/CT7, cancer/testis antigen 1B (CTAG1B) and G antigen (GAGE) were analyzed by immunohistochemistry...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163637/association-between-tgf-%C3%AE-1-polymorphisms-and-head-and-neck-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis
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Quan Shi, Xing Wang, Chuan Cai, Shuo Yang, Na Huo, Hongchen Liu
Background and Objective: Studies have been conducted to explore the association between the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and head and neck cancer (HNC) susceptibility, however the findings are still inconclusive. Therefore, we conduct this meta-analysis to quantitatively assess the association. Methods: Embase and PubMed were searched for all eligible clinical studies. The odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) of each study were pooled to estimate the association between SNPs in the TGF-β1 and the HNC risk...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160170/diagnostic-x-ray-exposure-and-thyroid-cancer-risk-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mi Ah Han, Jin Hwa Kim
BACKGROUND: Radiation exposure is a well-known risk factor for thyroid cancer. However, the specific effects of diagnostic radiation exposure on thyroid cancer risk are controversial. The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the effects of diagnostic radiation exposure on thyroid cancer risk. METHODS: The PubMed and EMBASE databases were searched to identify eligible studies. Summary odds ratio (OR) estimates and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to compute the risk of thyroid cancer using fixed- and random-effects models...
November 21, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157383/-18-f-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose-pet-computed-tomography-evaluation-of-lung-cancer-in-populations-with-high-prevalence-of-tuberculosis-and-other-granulomatous-disease
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REVIEW
Alexandre Niyonkuru, Khamis Hassan Bakari, Xiaoli Lan
Pulmonary tuberculosis infects one-third of world's population and is responsible for the high mortality and morbidity in developing countries. The presence of a high number of macrophages and lymphocytes in active tuberculosis granulomas is associated with high uptake of (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose on PET imaging mimicking lung cancer. In many cases, radiological features of pulmonary tuberculosis are undistinguishable from lung cancer, which makes the diagnosis difficult. Clinical history and computed tomographic (CT) findings on a hybrid PET/CT are as important as findings on a PET in the diagnosis of lung cancer...
January 2018: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156789/xrcc1-mediated-the-development-of-cervival-cancer-through-a-novel-sp1-krox-20-swich
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Qingtao Meng, Shizhi Wang, Weiyan Tang, Shenshen Wu, Na Gao, Chengcheng Zhang, Xiaoli Cao, Xiaobo Li, Zhengdong Zhang, Michael Aschner, Hua Jin, Yue Huang, Rui Chen
Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of mortality among women. Impairment of the base excision repair (BER) pathway is one of the major causes of the initiation and progression of cervical cancer. However, whether the polymorphisms of the BER pathway components (i.e., HOGG1, XRCC1, ADPRT, and APE1) can affect the risk of cervical cancer remains unknown. Herein, we applied a hospital-based case-control study covering two independent cohorts and a subsequent functional assay to determine the roles of the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the BER pathway genes in cervical cancer...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154871/association-between-genetic-polymorphisms-in-the-promoters-of-let-7-and-risk-of-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jing Liu, Shanshan Ni
Numerous reports showed low levels of let-7 family in cervical cancer, acting as tumor suppressors by regulating multiple target genes. Genetic variants in the promoter of miRNA have been reported to influence individuals' susceptibility to human diseases. We aimed to investigate the association of rs10877887 and rs13293512 polymorphisms in the promoters of let-7 with risk of cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). A total of 331 patients with CSCC and 358 controls were included. Genotyping of rs10877887 was done using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis...
November 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152552/chemotherapy-versus-chemoradiation-for-node-positive-bladder-cancer-practice-patterns-and-outcomes-from-the-national-cancer-data-base
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Waqar Haque, Vivek Verma, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
Background: Management of clinically node-positive bladder cancer (cN+ BC) is poorly defined; national guidelines recommend chemotherapy (CT) alone or chemoradiation (CRT). Objective: Using a large, contemporary dataset, we evaluated national practice patterns and outcomes of CT versus CRT to elucidate the optimal therapy for this patient population. Methods: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried (2004-2013) for patients diagnosed with cTanyN1-3M0 BC...
October 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151289/-prognostic-value-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-fdg-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-pet-ct-in-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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C Y Ding, Z Guo, Y Y Li, T R Li
Objective: To investigated the prognostic value of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) in extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES -SCLC). Methods: Fifty-five patients with ES-SCLC who underwent pretreatment (18)F-FDG PET-CT were retrospectively recruited in this study. The correlations of maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) of primary lesion, metabolic tumor volume (MTV) of primary lesion (MTVp), total lesion glycolysis (TLG) of primary lesion (TLGp), the highest SUVmax of all lesions, the sum of metabolic volume (MTV sum), the sum of total lesions glycolysis (TLGsum) and clinical factors were analyzed...
November 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148016/association-of-xpg-gene-rs751402-polymorphism-with-gastric-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis-in-the-chinese-population
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Jun Liang, Ya-Yun Xu, Cheng Zhang, Qing-Rong Xia
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have revealed a conflicting relationship of xeroderma pigmentosum group G (XPG) gene polymorphism with gastric cancer (GC) risk. To our knowledge, this is the first meta-analysis to investigate the association between rs751402 mutation located on the XPG promoter region and GC risk. METHODS: We undertook a meta-analysis by identifying relevant articles from the PubMed, Web of Science and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases on February 28, 2017...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147870/changes-in-body-composition-and-muscle-attenuation-during-taxane-based-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Hánah N Rier, Agnes Jager, Stefan Sleijfer, Joost van Rosmalen, Marc C J M Kock, Mark-David Levin
PURPOSE: Body composition parameters including low muscle mass, muscle attenuation (which reflects muscle quality) and adipose tissue measurements have emerged as prognostic factors in cancer patients. However, knowledge regarding the possibility of excessive muscle loss during specific systemic therapies is unknown. We describe the changes in body composition and muscle attenuation (MA) during taxane- and anthracycline-based regimens and its association with overall survival (OS) in metastatic breast cancer patients...
November 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147453/ctla-4-genetic-variants-rs11571317-and-rs3087243-role-in-susceptibility-and-progression-of-breast-cancer
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Maruthi Goske, V R Vinish Ramachander, Prasanna Latha Komaravalli, P Fazul Rahman, Chandrasekhar Rao, Parveen Jahan
Background: Dysfunctional regulation at immune checkpoints may lead to escape of the tumor cells and gives a scope to set in the unresolved Breast cancer (BC). The major anti-tumor retort is cell-mediated response which involves T lymphocytes. CTLA-4 (Cytotoxic T lymphocyte associated protein-4) with immune suppressive function and tolerance is associated with various autoimmune diseases and cancers including BC. The present study deals with CTLA-4 gene selected polymorphisms (rs11571317 C/T and rs3087243G/A) to explore their relation with breast cancer susceptibility and progression in BC patients...
October 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146194/association-analyses-of-genetic-variants-in-long-non-coding-rna-malat1-with-breast-cancer-susceptibility-and-mrna-expression-of-malat1-in-chinese-han-population
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Rui Peng, Chenglin Luo, Qiaoyun Guo, Jingjing Cao, Qian Yang, Kaiyan Dong, Shuaibing Wang, Kaijuan Wang, Chunhua Song
The long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1(MALAT1) has been implicated in breast cancer (BC). Polymorphisms in MALAT1 may play a vital role in the progress of breast cancer by its regulation function. However, potential genetic variants in MALAT1 affecting the development of BC is rarely explored. In our current molecular epidemiology study, all three tagging SNPs (rs3200401, rs619586 and rs7927113) in lncRNA MALAT1 were selected for genotyping in 487BCE patients and 489 cancer-free controls in Chinese Han population, and futher experiment of quantitative real-time (qRT) PCR was conducted to examine the relative expression of MALAT1...
November 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145260/reversible-severe-fatty-liver-induced-by-capecitabine-a-case-report
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Yiyan Jiang, Qiancheng He, Suxia Li, Chang Shi, Xiaolei Yang
RATIONALE: Capecitabine (CAP) is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat breast and gastrointestinal cancers. The most common adverse reactions of CAP primarily included gastrointestinal and dermatological effects. Whereas, the CAP-induced fatty liver had never been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this study, a-69-year old female presented a history of hypertension with regulated blood pressure, whereas diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and hepatitis were excluded...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143191/evaluation-of-the-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-size-matters-but-do-not-ignore-the-power-of-morphology
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REVIEW
Annemie Snoeckx, Pieter Reyntiens, Damien Desbuquoit, Maarten J Spinhoven, Paul E Van Schil, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Paul M Parizel
Subsequent to the widespread use of multidetector computed tomography and growing interest in lung cancer screening, small pulmonary nodules are more frequently detected. The differential diagnosis for a solitary pulmonary nodule is extremely broad and includes both benign and malignant causes. Recognition of early lung cancers is vital, since stage at diagnosis is crucial for prognosis. Estimation of the probability of malignancy is a challenging task, but crucial for follow-up and further work-up. In addition to the clinical setting and metabolic assessment, morphological assessment on thin-section computed tomography is essential...
November 15, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142360/abnormal-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-in-lung-without-structural-abnormality-on-computed-tomography
#18
Prathyusha Bikkina, Swapna Kotha, Zakir Ali
Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is a useful proven imaging modality in the management of many types of cancers. It is being used at various stages of treatment of cancer. Knowledge regarding the physiological biodistribution and false-positive findings should be kept in mind for correct interpretation. Pulmonary FDG uptake can be due to different causes such as infection, inflammation, and metastases which are invariably associated with structural abnormality on CT...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138500/circulating-androgen-receptor-combined-with-18f-fluorocholine-pet-ct-metabolic-activity-and-outcome-to-androgen-receptor-signalling-directed-therapies-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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V Conteduca, E Scarpi, P Caroli, S Salvi, C Lolli, S L Burgio, C Menna, G Schepisi, S Testoni, G Gurioli, G Paganelli, V Casadio, F Matteucci, U De Giorgi
The association between choline uptake and androgen receptor (AR) expression is suggested by the upregulation of choline kinase-alpha in prostate cancer. Recently, detection of AR aberration in cell-free DNA as well as early 18F-fluorocholine positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FCH-PET/CT) were associated with outcome in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients treated with abiraterone and enzalutamide. We aimed to make a direct comparison between circulating AR copy number (CN) and choline uptake at FCH-PET/CT...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137875/contribution-of-11-c-choline-pet-ct-in-prostate-carcinoma-biochemical-relapse-with-serum-psa-level-below-1-ng-ml
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F J Gómez-de la Fuente, I Martínez-Rodríguez, M de Arcocha-Torres, R Quirce, J Jiménez-Bonilla, N Martínez-Amador, I Banzo
OBJECTIVE: (11)C-choline PET/CT has demonstrated good results in the restaging of prostate cancer (PCa) with high serum prostate specific antigen (PSA), but its use in patients with low serum PSA is controversial. Our aim was to evaluate the contribution of (11)C-choline PET/CT in patients with PCa, biochemical relapse and PSA <1 ng/ml. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Fifty consecutive patients (mean age: 65.9±5.6 years) with biochemical relapse of PCa and serum PSA <1ng/ml were evaluated retrospectively...
November 11, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
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