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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815347/the-tumor-stromal-ratio-as-a-strong-prognosticator-for-advanced-gastric-cancer-patients-proposal-of-a-new-tsnm-staging-system
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Chunwei Peng, Jiuyang Liu, Guifang Yang, Yan Li
BACKGROUND: Insufficient attention is paid to the underlying tumor microenvironment (TME) evolution, that resulting in tumor heterogeneity and driving differences in cancer aggressiveness and treatment outcomes. The morphological evaluation of the proportion of the stroma at the most invasive part of primary tumor (tumor-stromal ratio, TSR) in cancer is gaining momentum as evidence strengthens for the clinical relevance. METHODS: Tissue samples from the most invasive part of the primary gastric cancer (GC) of 494 patients were analyzed for their TSR, and a new TSNM (tumor-stromal node metastasis) staging system based on patho-biological behaviors was established and assessed...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782893/prognostic-value-of-the-immunohistochemical-detection-of-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-in-oral-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mauricio Rocha Dourado, Eliete N S Guerra, Tuula Salo, Daniel W Lambert, Ricardo D Coletta
AIM: To perform a meta-analysis to assess whether the presence of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF) is a prognostic marker of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC). METHODS: Immunohistochemical studies assessing the prognostic relevance of CAF (alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA)-positive fibroblasts) in patients with OSCC were systematically reviewed using Cochrane, Lilacs, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science databases. The outcomes assessed were overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762952/prediction-of-radio-responsiveness-with-immune-profiling-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer
#3
In Ja Park, Soyeon An, Sang-Yeob Kim, Hye Min Lim, Seung-Mo Hong, Mi-Ju Kim, Yun Jae Kim, Chang Sik Yu
We evaluate whether the tumor immune infiltrate (TIL) could be used for prediction of responsiveness to preoperative chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) in rectal cancers. Using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded slides of pretreatment biopsies, co-stain for CD4, CD8, CD274 (PD-L1), FOXP3, cytokeratin, and DAPI was performed with Opal multi staining kit (Perkin-Elmer, Waltham, MA). Multispectral imaging and digital analysis to visualize and quantify specific immune infiltrates were performed using the Vectra imaging system (Perkin-Elmer)...
July 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755528/tissue-kallikrein-related-peptidase-4-klk4-a-novel-biomarker-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#4
Feng Yang, Michaela Aubele, Axel Walch, Eva Gross, Rudolf Napieralski, Shuo Zhao, Nancy Ahmed, Marion Kiechle, Ute Reuning, Julia Dorn, Fred Sweep, Viktor Magdolen, Manfred Schmitt
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), lacking the steroid hormone receptors ER and PR and the oncoprotein HER2, is characterized by its aggressive pattern and insensitivity to endocrine and HER2-directed therapy. Human kallikrein-related peptidases KLK1-15 provide a rich source of serine protease-type biomarkers associated with tumor growth and cancer progression for a variety of malignant diseases. In this study, recombinant KLK4 protein was generated and affinity-purified KLK4-directed polyclonal antibody pAb587 established to allow localization of KLK4 protein expression in tumor cell lines and archived formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded TNBC tumor tissue specimens...
July 28, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729135/tumor-stroma-ratio-tsr-as-a-potential-novel-predictor-of-prognosis-in-digestive-system-cancers-a-meta-analysis
#5
Runjin Zhang, Wei Song, Kai Wang, Shubing Zou
MAIN PROBLEM: The tumor-stroma ratio (TSR) has been reported as a prognosis predictor in multiple cancers. The aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate the potential value of TSR as a prognostic predictor of cancer in the digestive system. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, Elsevier and Web of Science. All studies exploring the association of TSR with overall survival (OS) or disease-free survival (DFS), and lymph node metastasis (LNM) were identified. RESULTS: In total, eight studies were eligible for analysis, and they included 1959 patients...
July 17, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725958/immune-surveillance-plays-a-role-in-locally-aggressive-giant-cell-lesions-of-bone
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REVIEW
Ahmad Al-Sukaini, Francis J Hornicek, Zachary S Peacock, Leonard B Kaban, Soldano Ferrone, Joseph H Schwab
BACKGROUND: Giant cell lesions are locally aggressive intraosseous neoplasms with capacity to metastasize. The role of immune surveillance in the pathophysiology of giant cell lesions is poorly understood, and understanding what role the immune system plays in giant cell lesions may lead to the development of more effective treatment. The aim of this study was to explore the role of immune surveillance in giant cell lesions by examining the expression of the HLA class I and class II antigens and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717852/elevated-s100a8-protein-expression-in-breast-cancer-cells-and-breast-tumor-stroma-is-prognostic-of-poor-disease-outcome
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P Miller, K M Kidwell, D Thomas, M Sabel, J M Rae, D F Hayes, B I Hudson, D El-Ashry, M E Lippman
PURPOSE: Elevated S100A8 expression has been observed in cancers of the bladder, esophagus, colon, ovary, and breast. S100A8 is expressed by breast cancer cells as well as by infiltrating immune and myeloid cells. Here we investigate the association of elevated S100A8 protein expression in breast cancer cells and in breast tumor stroma with survival outcomes in a cohort of breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Tissue microarrays (TMA) were constructed from breast cancer specimens from 417 patients with stage I-III breast cancer treated at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center between 2004 and 2006...
July 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711968/local-and-systemic-immunity-predict-survival-in-patients-with-pulmonary-sarcomatoid-carcinoma
#8
Erin Schenk, Jennifer Boland, Aaron Mansfield, Marie Christine Aubry, Allan Dietz
Pulmonary sarcomatoid cancer (PSC) is a rare, aggressive subtype of non-small cell lung cancer, and measures of local and systemic immunity as biomarkers are incompletely known. We performed this study to characterize the leukocyte composition within the tumor, stroma, and peripheral blood in patients with PSC and correlated our findings with overall survival. Tissue from 30 patients diagnosed with PSC was evaluated by IHC for the presence of CD3(+), CD14(+), and CD19(+) cells and PD-L1 expression. A lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) was calculated for the tumor microenvironment (TME) and peripheral blood...
August 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666252/melittin-suppresses-tumor-progression-by-regulating-tumor-associated-macrophages-in-a-lewis-lung-carcinoma-mouse-model
#9
Chanju Lee, Sung-Joo S Bae, Hwansoo Joo, Hyunsu Bae
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) are a major component of tumor stroma. It has been reported that TAMs have M2-like phenotype and facilitate tumor progression by promoting angiogenesis and immunosuppression. Melittin, a major polypeptide of bee venom, has been widely studied as an anti-cancer drug due to its cytotoxicity to malignant cells. However, very little is known regarding the effect of melittin on immune cells in the tumor microenvironment. This study focuses on the effect of melittin on TAMs in a Lewis lung carcinoma mouse model...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658650/the-role-of-fibroblasts-in-pancreatic-cancer-extracellular-matrix-versus-paracrine-factors
#10
Louisa Bolm, Simon Cigolla, Uwe A Wittel, Ulrich T Hopt, Tobias Keck, Dirk Rades, Peter Bronsert, Ulrich Friedrich Wellner
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Desmoplasia is a characteristic feature and a suspected mechanism of tumor progression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Main constituents of the stroma involve cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and extracellular matrix (ECM). The aim of this study was to dissect the interaction of CAFs, ECM, and PDAC cells in both an in vitro setting and a large-scale clinical cohort study. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Patients operated for PDAC were identified from our prospectively maintained clinical database...
August 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629870/tumor-stroma-ratio-is-an-independent-predictor-for-overall-survival-and-disease-free-survival-in-gastric-cancer-patients
#11
Paolo Aurello, Giammauro Berardi, Diego Giulitti, Antonio Palumbo, Simone Maria Tierno, Giuseppe Nigri, Francesco D'Angelo, Emanuela Pilozzi, Giovanni Ramacciato
BACKGROUND: Despite different prognostic factors have been already studied, patients undergoing potentially curative resection for gastric cancer, still have a poor outcome. There is therefore the need to identify novel prognostic factors. Recently, Tumor-Stroma Ratio (TSR) was proven to be associated with prognosis in different types of cancers. Aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of TSR in gastric cancer patients. METHODS: 106 patients underwent gastrectomy between January 2004 and December 2015...
June 16, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546337/pet-guided-evaluation-and-optimization-of-internalized-antibody-drug-conjugates-targeting-erythropoietin-producing-hepatoma-a2-receptor
#12
Orit Jacobson, Haojun Chen, Gang Niu, Dale O Kiesewetter, Qing Li, Gengcheng Yang, Kimberly Cook, Lan Xu, William Dall'Acqua, Ping Tsui, Li Peng, Xiaoyuan Chen
The erythropoietin producing hepatoma A2 receptor (EphA2) is a tyrosine kinase overexpressed by tumor stroma and cancer cells. High expression level of EphA2 predicts poor prognosis, correlating with disease progression and metastasis. Therefore, EphA2 is a relevant therapeutic target for human cancer. Antibodies, selectively bound to EphA2 receptor, can induce rapid receptor phosphorylation that results in antibody internalization and degradation. This internalization mechanism has been exploited with the development of antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) for cancer chemotherapy...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533055/high-asma-fibroblasts-and-low-cytoplasmic-hmgb1-breast-cancer-cells-predict-poor%C3%A2-prognosis
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Kamolporn Amornsupak, Pranisa Jamjuntra, Malee Warnnissorn, Pornchai O-Charoenrat, Doonyapat Sa-Nguanraksa, Peti Thuwajit, Suzanne A Eccles, Chanitra Thuwajit
INTRODUCTION: The influence of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) has been recognized in several cancers, although their roles in breast cancer are unclear. The present study aimed to determine the levels and prognostic significance of α-smooth muscle actin-positive (ASMA(+)) CAFs, plus HMGB1 and receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) in cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 127 breast samples, including 96 malignant and 31 benign, were examined for ASMA, HMGB1, and RAGE by immunohistochemistry...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521292/tumor-infiltrating-immune-cells-and-prognosis-in-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wen Jiang, Ke Liu, Qing Guo, Ji Cheng, Liming Shen, Yinghao Cao, Jing Wu, Jianguo Shi, Heng Cao, Bo Liu, Kaixiong Tao, Guobin Wang, Kailin Cai
Tumor-infiltrating immune cells are a pivotal component of the tumor microenvironment (TME), but their indicative role remains poorly defined. A meta-analysis was performed to reveal the prognostic efficiency of tumor-infiltrating immune cells in gastric cancer (GC). By searching PubMed and Embase, we identified a total of 35 eligible articles that involved 4888 patients. Random or fixed effect models were employed to extract pooled hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Our results indicated that high CD3+ lymphocyte infiltration in all the locations (AG), the tumor nest (TN), and the tumor stroma (TS) predicted better overall survival (OS) (HR=0...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485165/prognostic-significance-of-the-tumor-stroma-ratio-in-gallbladder-cancer
#15
H Li, S L Yuan, Z Z Han, J Huang, L Cui, C Q Jiang, Y Zhang
In recent years, the tumor-stroma ratio (TSR) has attracted increasing attention as an independent prognostic factor for several solid tumors. However, the importance of the stromal compartment has not been investigated yet in gallbladder cancer (GBC). The objective of this study is to investigate the prognostic value of TSR in GBC and the relationship between TSR and other known prognostic parameters. A total of 51 patients who underwent operations for gallbladder carcinoma were selected for this study. TSR was determined on haematoxylin and eosin (H et E)-stained sections by two independent investigators...
May 9, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472813/expression-of-estrogen-and-progesterone-receptor-in-tumor-stroma-predicts-favorable-prognosis-of-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Mun-Kun Hong, Jen-Hung Wang, Cheng-Chuan Su, Ming-Hsun Li, Yung-Hsiang Hsu, Tang-Yuan Chu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of estrogen receptor α (ERα) and progesterone receptor B (PRB) in the stroma and carcinoma tissues of cervical cancer and their relationship to clinical characteristics and the status of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. METHODS: Expressional levels of ERα and PRB in tissue blocks of 95 cervical carcinomas were independently scored by 2 pathologists. Human papillomavirus DNA, viral load, and genotypes were determined by polymerase chain reaction...
July 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427165/prognostic-significance-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-in-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Xixi Zhao, Jingkun Qu, Yuchen Sun, Jizhao Wang, Xu Liu, Feidi Wang, Hong Zhang, Wen Wang, Xingcong Ma, Xiaoyan Gao, Shuqun Zhang
PURPOSE: Tumor associated macrophages (TAMs) are important prognostic factors and have been proved to be associated with the invasion and migration of various cancer. However, the relationship between TAMs and breast cancer outcomes remains unclear. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Sixteen studies with a total of 4,541 breast cancer patients were included in this meta-analysis. Correlation of TAMs with overall survival (OS), disease-free survival(DFS), relapse-free survival (RFS), breast cancer special survival (BCSS) and clinicopathological features were analyzed...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388691/expression-and-prognostic-significance-of-myl9-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Jian-Hua Wang, Lan Zhang, Shu-Ting Huang, Jing Xu, Yun Zhou, Xing-Juan Yu, Rong-Zhen Luo, Zhe-Sheng Wen, Wei-Hua Jia, Min Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Myosin light chain 9 (MYL9) is necessary for cytoskeletal dynamics and experimental metastasis, but its expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has not been addressed. We investigated the expression pattern and clinical significance of MYL9 in patients with ESCC. METHODS: We examined MYL9 expression using quantitative real-time PCR and western blotting in NE1 immortalized esophageal epithelial cells, ESCC cell lines, and paired ESCC tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315927/hla-dr-expression-in-tumor-epithelium-is-an-independent-prognostic-indicator-in-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-patients
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Margaret R Dunne, Adriana J Michielsen, Katie E O'Sullivan, Mary Clare Cathcart, Ronan Feighery, Brendan Doyle, Jenny A Watson, Naoimh J O'Farrell, Narayanasamy Ravi, Elaine Kay, John V Reynolds, Elizabeth J Ryan, Jacintha O'Sullivan
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is an aggressive cancer with poor prognosis, and incidence is increasing rapidly in the Western world. Measurement of immune markers has been shown to have prognostic significance in a growing number of cancers, but whether this is true for EAC has yet to be evaluated. This study aimed to characterize HLA-DR expression in the esophagus across the inflammation to cancer progression sequence and to assess the prognostic significance of HLA-DR expression in EAC. Tissue microarrays (TMA) were constructed from esophageal tissue taken from patients at different stages in the cancer progression sequence; normal, esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus (BE), low- and high-grade dysplasia (LGD, HGD) and EAC...
July 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246206/a-phase-ii-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-of-simtuzumab-or-placebo-in-combination-with-gemcitabine-for-the-first-line-treatment-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#20
Al B Benson, Zev A Wainberg, J Randolph Hecht, Dmitry Vyushkov, Hua Dong, Johanna Bendell, Fred Kudrik
LESSONS LEARNED: The safety profile in the gemcitabine/simtuzumab group was similar to that in the gemcitabine/placebo group.The addition of simtuzumab to gemcitabine does not improve clinical outcomes in patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma ABSTRACT: Background.The humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody simtuzumab inhibits the extracellular matrix-remodeling enzyme lysyl oxidase-like 2 maintaining pathological stroma in tumors. METHODS: Adult patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma (mPaCa) were randomly assigned to receive intravenous gemcitabine, 1,000 mg/m(2), in combination with 200 or 700 mg simtuzumab or placebo...
March 2017: Oncologist
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