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Benjamin Wilson, Allison Becker, Thomas Estes, Jayanth Keshavamurthy, Darko Pucar
Distinguishing adrenal incidentalomas (5% of all abdominal CT scans) from metastasis is a frequent diagnostic challenge in primary malignancies with a propensity for adrenal spread, such as lung cancer. Adrenal myelolipoma and adenoma can be definitively characterized as benign by demonstrating gross and microscopic fat, respectively, on CT and MRI and an absence of abnormal uptake on PET. Unfortunately, adrenal sampling is frequently necessary in indeterminate cases for adequate staging of extra-adrenal primary malignancy...
March 20, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Lianghua Fang, Hui Chen, Zhenya Tang, Neda Kalhor, Ching-Hua Liu, Hui Yao, Shimin Hu, Pei Lin, Jin Zhao, Raja Luthra, Rajesh R Singh, Mark J Routbort, David Hong, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Xinyan Lu
To investigate the prognostic impact of MET copy number ( MET -CN) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we retrospectively reviewed clinical and pathologic data of NSCLC patients whose tumors were assessed for MET -CN using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). We correlated MET -CN status with patient overall survival (OS) and optimized MET -FISH reporting criteria. The study group included 384 patients with NSCLC of which 88% were adenocarcinoma and 55.7% of patients had distant metastases...
February 27, 2018: Oncotarget
Zhizhen Dong, Jianrong Chen, Xuli Yang, Wenjie Zheng, Li Wang, Miao Fang, Mengna Wu, Min Yao, Dengfu Yao
Lung cancer is the most common malignant tumor with increasing angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and a high rate of metastasis. However, the mechanism of Ang-2 enhancing tumor proliferation and facilitating metastasis remains to be clarified. In this study, Ang-2 expression and its gene transcription on effects of biological behaviors and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) were investigated in lung cancers. Total incidence of Ang-2 expression in the cancerous tissues was up to 91.8 % (112 of 122) with significantly higher (χ2 =103...
February 27, 2018: Oncotarget
Alaa Abd-Elsayed, Samuel Lee, Markus Jackson
Background: Intercostal neuralgia is a complex and difficult-to-treat condition. We present 2 cases that demonstrate the safe and effective use of thermal radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to achieve significant pain relief. Case Reports: Our first patient was a 62-year-old female who developed chronic chest pain following lumpectomy for breast cancer and failed conservative management. Two intercostal diagnostic nerve blocks were performed with good results. One block provided pain relief for 3 weeks, and the other provided pain relief for 5 weeks...
2018: Ochsner Journal
Fang Hu, Xiaowei Mao, Yujun Zhang, Xiaoxuan Zheng, Ping Gu, Huimin Wang, Xueyan Zhang
Purpose: To evaluate the clinical value of circulating tumor cells as a surrogate to detect epidermal growth factor receptor mutation in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Methods: We searched the electronic databases, and all articles meeting predetermined selection criteria were included in this study. The pooled sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio, negative likelihood ratio, and diagnostic odds ratio were calculated. The evaluation indexes of the diagnostic performance were the summary receiver operating characteristic curve and area under the summary receiver operating characteristic curve...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Yue Zhou, Zhilei Zhang, Ning Wang, Jizheng Chen, Xu Zhang, Min Guo, Li John Zhong, Qian Wang
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), including adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, is the leading cause of death from lung malignancies and has a poor prognosis due to metastasis. Suppressor of cytokine signalling-2 (SOCS2), a feedback inhibitor of cytokine signalling, has been shown to be involved in growth control. Here, we show that SOCS2 were significantly downregulated in tumour foci in NSCLC patients. The expression levels of SOCS2 significantly correlated with clinical stage, lymph node metastasis, histological subtype and survival time...
March 20, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Melissa A L Vyfhuis, Whitney M Burrows, Neha Bhooshan, Mohan Suntharalingam, James M Donahue, Josephine Feliciano, Shahed Badiyan, Elizabeth M Nichols, Martin J Edelman, Shamus R Carr, Joseph Friedberg, Gavin Henry, Shelby Stewart, Ashutosh Sachdeva, Edward M Pickering, Charles B Simone, Steven J Feigenberg, Pranshu Mohindra
PURPOSE: To determine, in a retrospective analysis of a large cohort of stage III non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with curative intent at our institution, whether having a pathologic complete response (pCR) influenced overall survival (OS) or freedom from recurrence (FFR) in patients who underwent definitive (≥60 Gy) neoadjuvant doses of chemoradiation (CRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: At our institution, 355 patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer were treated with curative intent with definitive CRT (January 2000-December 2013), of whom 111 underwent mediastinal reassessment for possible surgical resection...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
U Yılmaz, Ö Batum, H Koparal, E Özbilek, E Kıraklı
OBJECTIVES: Concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) is widely used in the treatment of patients with stage iii non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). The early identification of patients with poor prognosis is the premise of personalized treatment for patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prognostic value of clinical parameters and primary tumor SUVmax on pre-treatment18 F-FDG PET/CT in patients with stage iii NSCLC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Clinical records of 79 stage iii-NSCLC patients with pre-treatment18 F-FDG PET/CT imaging, treated with definitive CCRT were retrospectively reviewed...
March 17, 2018: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
Matthew J Farrell, Jehan B Yahya, Catherine Degnin, Yiyi Chen, John M Holland, Mark A Henderson, Jerry J Jaboin, Matthew M Harkenrider, Charles R Thomas, Timur Mitin
PURPOSE: Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) is considered the standard of care. Meta-analysis of 7 clinical trials indicates a survival benefit to PCI, but all of these trials were conducted in the pre-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) era. Therefore, routine brain imaging with MRI before PCI-as recommended by National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines-is not directly supported by the evidence. Current US practice patterns for patients with LS-SCLC are unknown...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Lung Cancer
Steven K M Lau, Bhavani S Gannavarapu, Kristen Carter, Ang Gao, Chul Ahn, Jeffrey J Meyer, David J Sher, Aminah Jatoi, Rodney Infante, Puneeth Iyengar
PURPOSE: Socioeconomic status (SES) influences health care outcomes, but the influence of primary payer on cancer-associated wasting is unknown. We hypothesized that primary payer as an indicator of SES would influence pretreatment cancer-associated weight loss and treatment outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records identified 1,366 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) consecutively treated at a tertiary care health system between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2013...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
William H Westra
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck carcinoma (HNC) represents an important subgroup of head and neck cancer that is characterized by a consistent microscopic appearance and a favorable prognosis. A growing experience with HPV testing, however, has uncovered variants that deviate from the prototypic HPV-HNC with respect to morphology. While these HPV-HNCs may deviate morphologically from the prototype, they do not appear to stray far from the favorable clinical outcome assigned to HPV-positive status...
March 20, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
Shearwood McClelland, Jennifer Leberknight, B Ashleigh Guadagnolo, C Norman Coleman, Daniel G Petereit
Introduction: American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients with cancer disproportionally present with more advanced stages of disease and have the worst cancer-specific survival rates of any racial/ethnic group in the United States. The presence of disparities in radiation therapy (RT) access for AI/AN patients has rarely been examined. Methods and materials: National Cancer Institute (NCI) initiatives toward addressing AI/AN disparities were examined. Additionally, an extensive PubMed literature search for studies investigating RT access disparities in AI/AN patients was performed...
January 2018: Advances in Radiation Oncology
Binbin Hu, Xiaojuan Zhou, Yongmei Liu, Qian Li, Mengmeng Xiang, Bingwen Zou, Feng Peng, Meijuan Huang, Youling Gong, Jiang Zhu, Yongsheng Wang, Li Ren, Yong Xu, Yan Zhang, Yanying Li, Min Yu, Jianxin Xue, Lei Deng, Jin Wang, Zhenyu Ding, You Lu
The addition of bevacizumab to chemotherapy has demonstrated efficacy as a first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Whether this combination is effective as a salvage treatment for patients with NSCLC remains unclear. The present retrospective study was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of chemotherapy plus bevacizumab with chemotherapy alone as a third-line, or continuing, treatment for patients with NSCLC. Between January 2011 and June 2016, a total of 38 patients with stage IV NSCLC who had received chemotherapy plus bevacizumab subsequent to failure of ≥2 prior regimens were matched with 38 patients who had received chemotherapy alone using propensity score matching from a dataset of 165 patients...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Xiupeng Zhang, Guiyang Jiang, Jingjing Wu, Haijing Zhou, Yong Zhang, Yuan Miao, Yangyang Feng, Juanhan Yu
Zinc finger protein 668 (ZNF668) is a recently discovered protein and its expression levels, as well as its involvement in the invasion and metastasis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), are largely unknown. In the present study, immunohistochemical analysis demonstrated that ZNF668 protein expression was decreased in lung tumors (51/167, 30.5%) compared with adjacent normal lung tissues (43/62, 69.4%; P<0.001). Subsequent statistical analysis revealed that ZNF668 expression was negatively associated with increased tumor-node-metastasis stage (P=0...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Ding Qian-Shan, Zhang Li, Wang Bi-Cheng, Zeng Zhi, Zou Xian-Qiong, Cao Peng-Bo, M S Zhou Guang-Ming, Tang Meng, Wu Lu, B S Wu Lian-Lian, Yu Hong-Gang, Guo Yong, Zhou Fu-Xiang
Microrchidia 2 (MORC2) plays important roles in DNA damage repair and lipogenesis, but the clinical and functional role of MORC2 in cancer remains largely unexplored. In this study, we showed that MORC2 was widely expressed in human tissues while significantly up-regulated in most cancer types employing immunohistochemical staining and analysis of mRNA expression profile of more than 2000 human tissue samples from 15 different organs (lung, prostate, liver, breast, brain, stomach, colon/rectum, pancreas, ovary, endometrium, skin, nasopharynx, kidney, oesophagus and bladder)...
March 16, 2018: Human Pathology
Bing-Yang Huang, Xin-Min Li, Xiao-Yong Song, Jun-Jun Zhou, Zhuang Shao, Zhi-Qi Yu, Yi Lin, Xin-Yu Guo, Da-Jiang Liu, Lu Li
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to retrospectively evaluate the 10-year overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and local control rates of patients with inoperable stage Ia non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who underwent computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in a single center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with inoperable NSCLC underwent RFA between 2004 and 2016. Thoracic surgeons evaluated the patients and performed RFA under CT guidance...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Olaia Pérez-Martínez, Iria Vidal-García, Carmen Montero-Martínez, Mariano Provencio, Alberto Ruano-Ravina
INTRODUCTION: The objective of our study was to describe the characteristics of patients diagnosed with stage I and II lung cancer in the health area of A Coruña (Galicia) and to determine their overall survival according to certain variables. METHODS: Retrospective case series in patients diagnosed between January 2011 and December 2015 with stage I and II primary lung cancer with a minimum follow-up of 18 months. RESULTS: 158 patients were included, 99 at stage I, with a median age of 69 years [range 20-90], predominantly men (81%)...
March 16, 2018: Archivos de Bronconeumología
Qixing Mao, Wenjie Xia, Gaochao Dong, Shuqi Chen, Anpeng Wang, Guangfu Jin, Feng Jiang, Lin Xu
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative survival of patients with stage IIIA-N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is highly heterogeneous. Here, we aimed to identify variables associated with postoperative survival and develop a tool for survival prediction. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database from January 2004 to December 2009. Significant variables were selected by use of the backward stepwise method. The nomogram was constructed with multivariable Cox regression...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Xiaowen Ma, Yang Song, Kuo Zhang, Lei Shang, Yuan Gao, Wei Zhang, Xiaochang Xue, Huimin Jia, Jian Geng, Wei Zhou, Yazheng Dang, Enxiao Li, Xinyu Ti, Fulin Fan, Yingqi Zhang, Meng Li
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/srep09918.
March 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Rong Biaoxue, Yang Shuanying
BACKGROUND: Many studies have evaluated the accuracy of EGFR mutation status in blood against that in tumor tissues as the reference. We conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis to assess whether blood can be used as a substitute for tumor tissue in detecting EGFR mutations. METHODS: Investigations that provided data on EGFR mutation status in blood were searched in the databases of Medline, Embase, Ovid Technologies and Web of Science. The detect efficiency of EGFR mutations in paired blood and tissues was compared using a random-effects model of meta-analysis...
January 2018: International Journal of Biological Markers
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