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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143253/ruling-out-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer-with-negative-multi-parametric-mri
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Julie Y An, Abhinav Sidana, Sarah A Holzman, Joseph A Baiocco, Sherif Mehralivand, Peter L Choyke, Bradford J Wood, Baris Turkbey, Peter A Pinto
PURPOSE: To evaluate the negative predictive value (NPV) of a negative prostate multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) in ruling out clinically significant prostate upon 12-core systematic biopsy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 114 men evaluated at our institution who underwent systematic 12-core biopsy within 1 year of a negative prostate mpMRI. Clinicopathologic features were evaluated and NPV was calculated for detection of clinically significant (Gleason ≥ 7) cancer...
November 15, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141883/thermal-history-and-gape-of-individual-mytilus-californianus-correlate-with-oxidative-damage-and-thermoprotective-osmolytes
#2
Lani U Gleason, Luke P Miller, Jacob R Winnikoff, George N Somero, Paul H Yancey, Dylan Bratz, W Wesley Dowd
The ability of animals to cope with environmental stress depends - in part - on past experience, yet knowledge of the factors influencing an individual's physiology in nature remains underdeveloped. We used an individual monitoring system to record body temperature and valve gaping behavior of rocky intertidal zone mussels (Mytilus californianus). Thirty individuals were selected from two mussel beds (wave-exposed and wave-protected) that differ in thermal regime. Instrumented mussels were deployed at two intertidal heights (near the lower and upper edges of the mussel zone) and in a continuously submerged tidepool...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141018/evaluation-of-the-proliferation-marker-ki-67-in-a-large-prostatectomy-cohort
#3
Elin Richardsen, Sigve Andersen, Samer Al-Saad, Mehrdad Rakaee, Yngve Nordby, Mona Irene Pedersen, Nora Ness, Thea Grindstad, Ingeborg Movik, Tom Dønnem, Roy Bremnes, Lill-Tove Busund
The tumor proliferation index marker Ki-67 is strongly associated with tumor cell proliferation, growth and progression, and is widely used in routine clinicopathological investigation. Prostate cancer is a complex multifaceted and biologically heterogeneous disease, and overtreatment of localized, low volume indolent tumors, is evident. Here, we aimed to assess Ki-67 expression and related outcomes of 535 patients treated with radical prostatectomy. The percentage of tumor epithelial cells expressing Ki-67 was determined by immunohistochemical assay, both digital image analysis and visual scoring by light microscope were used for quantification...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138196/cross-sectional-study-evaluating-data-quality-of-the-national-cancer-registration-and-analysis-service-ncras-prostate-cancer-registry-data-using-the-cluster-randomised-trial-of-psa-testing-for-prostate-cancer-cap
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Samuel William David Merriel, Emma L Turner, Eleanor Walsh, Grace J Young, Chris Metcalfe, Luke Hounsome, Isobel Tudge, Jenny Donovan, Freddie Hamdy, David Neal, Richard M Martin
OBJECTIVES: To compare the completeness and agreement of prostate cancer data recorded by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) with research-level data specifically abstracted from medical records from the Cluster randomised triAl of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for Prostate cancer (CAP) trial. DESIGN: Cross-sectional comparison study. PARTICIPANTS: We included 1356 men from the CAP trial cohort who were linked to the NCRAS registry...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137895/a-four-kallikrein-panel-and-%C3%AE-microseminoprotein-in-predicting-high-grade-prostate-cancer-on-biopsy-an-independent-replication-from-the-finnish-section-of-the-european-randomized-study-of-screening-for-prostate-cancer
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Melissa Assel, Liisa Sjöblom, Teemu J Murtola, Kirsi Talala, Paula Kujala, Ulf-Håkan Stenman, Kimmo Taari, Anssi Auvinen, Andrew Vickers, Tapio Visakorpi, Teuvo L Tammela, Hans Lilja
BACKGROUND: A panel of four kallikrein markers (total, free, and intact prostate-specific antigen [PSA] and human kallikrein-related peptidase 2 [hK2]) improves predictive accuracy for Gleason score ≥7 (high-grade) prostate cancer among men biopsied for elevated PSA. A four-kallikrein panel model was originally developed and validated by the Dutch center of the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC). The kallikrein panel is now commercially available as 4Kscore™...
November 11, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136407/phospholipase-d-inhibitors-reduce-human-prostate-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-colony-formation
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Amanda R Noble, Norman J Maitland, Daniel M Berney, Martin G Rumsby
BACKGROUND: Phospholipases D1 and D2 (PLD1/2) hydrolyse cell membrane glycerophospholipids to generate phosphatidic acid, a signalling lipid, which regulates cell growth and cancer progression through effects on mTOR and PKB/Akt. PLD expression and/or activity is raised in breast, colorectal, gastric, kidney and thyroid carcinomas but its role in prostate cancer (PCa), the major cancer of men in the western world, is unclear. METHODS: PLD1 protein expression in cultured PNT2C2, PNT1A, P4E6, LNCaP, PC3, PC3M, VCaP, 22RV1 cell lines and patient-derived PCa cells was analysed by western blotting...
November 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136019/comparative-rates-of-upstaging-and-upgrading-in-caucasian-and-korean-prostate-cancer-patients-eligible-for-active-surveillance
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Hwang Gyun Jeon, Jae Ho Yoo, Byong Chang Jeong, Seong Il Seo, Seong Soo Jeon, Han-Yong Choi, Hyun Moo Lee, Michelle Ferrari, James D Brooks, Benjamin I Chung
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of race on the risk of pathological upgrading and upstaging at radical prostatectomy (RP) in an Asian (Korean) and Western (Caucasian) cohort eligible for active surveillance (AS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 854 patients eligible for AS who underwent RP in United States (n = 261) and Korea (n = 593) between 2006 and 2015. After adjusting for age, PSA level, and prostate volume, we utilized multivariate logistic regression analysis to assess the effect of race on upgrading or upstaging...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134670/altered-mitochondrial-genome-content-signals-worse-pathology-and-prognosis-in-prostate-cancer
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Anton M F Kalsbeek, Eva K F Chan, Judith Grogan, Desiree C Petersen, Weerachai Jaratlerdsiri, Ruta Gupta, Ruth J Lyons, Anne-Maree Haynes, Lisa G Horvath, James G Kench, Phillip D Stricker, Vanessa M Hayes
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) content is depleted in many cancers. In prostate cancer, there is intra-glandular as well as inter-patient mtDNA copy number variation. In this study, we determine if mtDNA content can be used as a predictor for prostate cancer staging and outcomes. METHODS: Fresh prostate cancer biopsies from 115 patients were obtained at time of surgery. All cores underwent pathological review, followed by isolation of cancer and normal tissue...
November 14, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133910/time-resolved-diffraction-of-shock-released-sio2-and-diaplectic-glass-formation
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A E Gleason, C A Bolme, H J Lee, B Nagler, E Galtier, R G Kraus, R Sandberg, W Yang, F Langenhorst, W L Mao
Understanding how rock-forming minerals transform under shock loading is critical for modeling collisions between planetary bodies, interpreting the significance of shock features in minerals and for using them as diagnostic indicators of impact conditions, such as shock pressure. To date, our understanding of the formation processes experienced by shocked materials is based exclusively on ex situ analyses of recovered samples. Formation mechanisms and origins of commonly observed mesoscale material features, such as diaplectic (i...
November 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132550/cytoreductive-cryosurgery-in-patients-with-bone-metastatic-prostate-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis
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Ming-Xiong Sheng, Ling-Ling Wan, Chang-Ming Liu, Chun-Xiao Liu, Shu-Shang Chen
The current study is a retrospective analysis of 49 patients with bone metastatic prostate cancer: 26 receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) alone versus 23 receiving cytoreductive cryosurgery of the primary tumor plus ADT treatment. Progression-free survival (PFS) was the primary outcome variable, and Cox proportional hazards regression analysis was used to identify predictors for PFS. The baseline characteristics were generally comparable between the 2 groups. Median follow-up time was 41 months (range 24-56) and 37 months (range 19-53) in ADT alone group and cryosurgery groups, respectively...
December 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131948/stable-wettability-control-of-nanoporous-microstructures-by-icvd-coating-of-carbon-nanotubes
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Hossein Sojoudi, Sanha Kim, Hangbo Zhao, Rama Kishore Annavarapu, Dhanushkodi Mariappan, A John Hart, Gareth H McKinley, Karen K Gleason
Scalable manufacturing of structured materials with engineered nanoporosity is critical for applications in energy storage devices (i.e. batteries and supercapacitors) and wettability control of surfaces (i.e. superhydrophobic and superomniphobic surfaces). Patterns formed in arrays of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VA-CNTs) have been extensively studied for these applications. However, the as-deposited features are often undesirably altered upon liquid infiltration and evaporation due to capillarity-driven aggregation of the low density CNTs...
November 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131319/optimizing-active-surveillance-strategies-to-balance-the-competing-goals-of-early-detection-of-grade-progression-and-minimizing-harm-from-biopsies
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Christine L Barnett, Gregory B Auffenberg, Zian Cheng, Fan Yang, Jiachen Wang, John T Wei, David C Miller, James E Montie, Mufaddal Mamawala, Brian T Denton
BACKGROUND: Active surveillance (AS) for prostate cancer includes follow-up with serial prostate biopsies. The optimal biopsy frequency during follow-up has not been determined. The goal of this investigation was to use longitudinal AS biopsy data to assess whether the frequency of biopsy could be reduced without substantially prolonging the time to the detection of disease with a Gleason score ≥ 7. METHODS: With data from 1375 men with low-risk prostate cancer enrolled in AS at Johns Hopkins, a hidden Markov model was developed to estimate the probability of undersampling at diagnosis, the annual probability of grade progression, and the 10-year cumulative probability of reclassification or progression to Gleason score ≥ 7...
November 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129952/association-of-abo-blood-types-and-clinicopathological-features-of-prostate-cancer
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Fang-Ming Wang, Yan Zhang, Gui-Ming Zhang, Ya-Nan Liu, Li-Jiang Sun, Yong Liu
Purpose: To investigate the association between ABO blood types and clinicopathological characteristics in patients with prostate cancer (PC). Methods: A total of 237 pathologically diagnosed PC patients were enrolled. All patients were classified as low-middle or high-risk group. The correlation of ABO blood types with high-risk PC was determined by univariate and multivariate regression analysis. Results: Data indicated 144 (85.7%) patients were stratified as high risk in the non-O group, while 50 (72...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129756/assessment-of-oncological-outcomes-after-radical-prostatectomy-according-to-preoperative-and-postoperative-cancer-of-the-prostate-risk-assessment-scores-results-from-a-large-two-center-experience
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Sami-Ramzi Leyh-Bannurah, Paolo Dell'Oglio, Emanuele Zaffuto, Alberto Briganti, Jonas Schiffmann, Raisa S Pompe, Derya Tilki, Hans Heinzer, Markus Graefen, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Lars Budäus
BACKGROUND: Among prostate cancer (PCa) patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) and with virtually identical unfavorable pathological characteristics, those deemed at low risk (LR) preoperatively had better oncological outcomes than those with intermediate (IR) or high risk (HR) preoperatively. OBJECTIVE: To examine if this phenomenon still applies when preoperative Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment (CAPRA) scores are compared to postoperative scores (CAPRA-S) in RP patients...
November 9, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128577/pathological-and-3-tesla-volumetric-mr-predictors-of-biochemical-recurrence-after-robotic-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-correlation-with-whole-mount-histopathology
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Nelly Tan, Luyao Shen, Pooria Khoshnoodi, Héctor E Alcalá, Weixia Yu, William Hsu, Robert E Reiter, David Y Lu, Steven S Raman
OBJECTIVE: To identify the clinical and MRI variables predictive of biochemical recurrence (BCR) after robotic assisted radical prostatectomy (RALP) in patients who underwent multi-parametric 3 Tesla prostate MR Imaging. METHODS: An IRB approved, HIPAA compliant, a single arm observational study with 3T mpMRI prior to RALP from December 2009 until March 2016 was performed. Clinical, MRI, pathological information and clinical outcome were compiled. Biochemical recurrence was defined as PSA greater > 0...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128208/multi-institutional-evaluation-of-elective-nodal-irradiation-and-or-androgen-deprivation-therapy-with-postprostatectomy-salvage-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Stephen J Ramey, Shree Agrawal, Matthew C Abramowitz, Drew Moghanaki, Thomas M Pisansky, Jason A Efstathiou, Jeff M Michalski, Daniel E Spratt, Jason W D Hearn, Bridget F Koontz, Stanley L Liauw, Alan Pollack, Mitchell S Anscher, Robert B Den, Kevin L Stephans, Anthony L Zietman, W Robert Lee, Andrew J Stephenson, Rahul D Tendulkar
BACKGROUND: Outcomes with postprostatectomy salvage radiation therapy (SRT) are not ideal. Little evidence exists regarding potential benefits of adding whole pelvic radiation therapy (WPRT) alone or in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). OBJECTIVE: To explore whether WPRT and/or ADT added to prostate bed radiation therapy (PBRT) improves freedom from biochemical failure (FFBF) or distant metastases (DM). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A database was compiled from 10 academic institutions of patients with postprostatectomy prostate-specific antigen (PSA) >0...
November 8, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126575/validation-of-prostate-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-version-2-a-retrospective-analysis
#17
Michael Nguyentat, Alexander Ushinsky, Alessandra Miranda-Aguirre, Edward Uchio, Chandana Lall, Layla Shirkhoda, Thomas Lee, Christopher Green, Roozbeh Houshyar
PURPOSE: Use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/transrectal ultrasound fusion biopsies to determine the accuracy of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI), using Prostate Imaging-Reporting and Data System version 2 (PI-RADSv2), for detecting clinically significant prostate cancer in the overall gland and specifically the peripheral zone (PZ) and transitional zone (TZ). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent fusion biopsy identified 137 men with 231 prostate lesions was approved by the Institutional Review Board...
October 12, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126446/detection-level-and-pattern-of-positive-lesions-using-psma-pet-ct-for-staging-prior-to-radiation-therapy
#18
Nina-Sophie Schmidt-Hegemann, Wolfgang Peter Fendler, Alexander Buchner, Christian Stief, Paul Rogowski, Maximilian Niyazi, Chukwuka Eze, Minglun Li, Peter Bartenstein, Claus Belka, Ute Ganswindt
BACKGROUND: To determine the potential role of (68)Ga-PSMA positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in radiotherapy (RT) planning for prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS: One hundred twenty-nine patients (pts) with (68)Ga-PSMA PET/CT were retrospectively analysed. Potentially influencing factors (androgen deprivation therapy, amount of (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC, PSA doubling time ≤/> 10 months, PSA before PET/CT, T-/N-category and Gleason score) were evaluated by logistic regression analysis...
November 10, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126389/safety-and-efficacy-of-abiraterone-acetate-in-chemotherapy-naive-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-an-italian-multicenter-real-life-study
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Luca Cindolo, Clara Natoli, Cosimo De Nunzio, Michele De Tursi, Maurizio Valeriani, Silvana Giacinti, Salvatore Micali, Mino Rizzo, Giampaolo Bianchi, Eugenio Martorana, Marcello Scarcia, Giuseppe Mario Ludovico, Pierluigi Bove, Anastasia Laudisi, Oscar Selvaggio, Giuseppe Carrieri, Maida Bada, Pietro Castellan, Stefano Boccasile, Pasquale Ditonno, Paolo Chiodini, Paolo Verze, Vincenzo Mirone, Luigi Schips
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of abiraterone acetate (AA) in the "real life" clinical practice for men with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients with mCRPC in 9 Italian tertiary centres treated with AA was collected. Demographics, clinical parameters, treatment outcomes and toxicity were recorded. The Brief Pain Inventory scale Q3 was tracked and patient treatment satisfaction was evaluated...
November 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126189/comparative-genome-analysis-reveals-adaptation-to-the-ectophytic-lifestyle-of-sooty-blotch-and-flyspeck-fungi
#20
Chao Xu, Rong Zhang, Guangyu Sun, Mark L Gleason
Sooty blotch and flyspeck (SBFS) fungi are a distinctive group of plant pathogens which, although phylogenetically diverse, occupy an exclusively surface-dwelling niche. They cause economic losses by superficially blemishing the fruit of several tree crops, principally apple, in moist temperate regions worldwide. In this study, we performed genome-wide comparative analyses separately within three pairs of species of ascomycete pathogens; each pair contained an SBFS species as well as a closely related but plant-penetrating parasite (PPP) species...
November 6, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
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