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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346400/the-mechanisms-how-heparin-affects-the-tumor-cell-induced-vegf-and-chemokine-release-from-platelets-to-attenuate-the-early-metastatic-niche-formation
#1
Jan Moritz Ponert, Svenja Schwarz, Reza Haschemi, Jens Müller, Bernd Pötzsch, Gerd Bendas, Martin Schlesinger
Metastasis is responsible for the majority of cancer associated fatalities. Tumor cells leaving the primary tumor and entering the blood flow immediately interact with platelets. Activated platelets contribute in different ways to cancer cell survival and proliferation, e.g. in formation of the early metastatic niche by release of different growth factors and chemokines. Here we show that a direct interaction between platelets and MV3 melanoma or MCF7 breast cancer cells induces platelet activation and a VEGF release in citrated plasma that cannot be further elevated by the coagulation cascade and generated thrombin...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346301/braf-and-mek-inhibitors-influence-the-function-of-reprogrammed-t-cells-consequences-for-adoptive-t-cell-therapy
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Jan Dörrie, Lek Babalija, Stefanie Hoyer, Kerstin F Gerer, Gerold Schuler, Lucie Heinzerling, Niels Schaft
BRAF and MEK inhibitors (BRAFi/MEKi), the standard treatment for patients with BRAFV600 mutated melanoma, are currently explored in combination with various immunotherapies, notably checkpoint inhibitors and adoptive transfer of receptor-transfected T cells. Since two BRAFi/MEKi combinations with similar efficacy are approved, potential differences in their effects on immune cells would enable a rational choice for triple therapies. Therefore, we characterized the influence of the clinically approved BRAFi/MEKi combinations dabrafenib (Dabra) and trametinib (Tram) vs...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346284/double-heterozygosity-for-brca1-pathogenic-variant-and-brca2-polymorphic-stop-codon-k3326x-a-case-report-in-a-southern-italian-family
#3
Raffaele Palmirotta, Domenica Lovero, Luigia Stefania Stucci, Erica Silvestris, Davide Quaresmini, Angela Cardascia, Franco Silvestris
Here, we describe a patient with bilateral breast cancer and melanoma, and with a concomitant double variant, namely p.Gln563Ter in BRCA1 and p.Lys3326Ter in BRCA2. The BRCA2 p.Lys3326Ter (K3326X) (rs11571833) mutation identified in our patient is a debated substitution of thymidine for adenine which is currently regarded as benign polymorphism in main gene databases. Recent studies, however, describe this variant as associated with breast and ovarian tumors. Based on the observation of the cancer's earliest age of onset in this subject, our purpose was to reevaluate this variant according to recent papers indicating a role of powerful modifier of the genetic penetrance...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346215/challenges-and-perspectives-for-immunotherapy-in-adenocarcinoma-of-the-pancreas-the-cancer-immunity-cycle
#4
Markus Kieler, Matthias Unseld, Daniela Bianconi, Gerald Prager
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a lethal disease with a devastating 5-year overall survival of only approximately 7%. Although just 4% of all malignant diseases are accounted to PDAC, it will become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths before 2030. Immunotherapy has proven to be a promising therapeutic option in various malignancies such as melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), microsatellite instability-high gastrointestinal cancer, urinary tract cancer, kidney cancer, and others...
February 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346178/multiple-primary-malignancies-and-prolonged-survival-in-a-patient-with-widespread-metastatic-cutaneous-melanoma
#5
Anna M Rose, Utsav K Radia, Rong Luo, Helen Kalirai, Channa N Jayasena, Philip Luthert, Sarah E Coupland, Geoffrey E Rose
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345430/wearable-wireless-tyrosinase-bandage-and-microneedle-sensors-toward-melanoma-screening
#6
Bianca Ciui, Aida Martin, Rupesh K Mishra, Barbara Brunetti, Tatsuo Nakagawa, Thomas J Dawkins, Mengjia Lyu, Cecilia Cristea, Robert Sandulescu, Joseph Wang
Wearable bendable bandage-based sensor and a minimally invasive microneedle biosensor are described toward rapid screening of skin melanoma. These wearable electrochemical sensors are capable of detecting the presence of the tyrosinase (TYR) enzyme cancer biomarker in the presence of its catechol substrate, immobilized on the transducer surface. In the presence of the surface TYR biomarker, the immobilized catechol is rapidly converted to benzoquinone that is detected amperometrically, with a current signal proportional to the TYR level...
January 18, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345293/s100b-expression-in-breast-cancer-as-a-predictive-marker-for-cancer-metastasis
#7
Meng-Chi Yen, Yung-Chi Huang, Jung-Yu Kan, Po-Lin Kuo, Ming-Feng Hou, Ya-Ling Hsu
In the tumor microenvironment, soluble molecules play important role in the establishment of a pre-metastatic niche. The S100 calcium-binding protein family are inflammatory molecules that contribute to the development of a pro-inflammatory tumor microenvironment. S100B belongs to the S100 family and serum S100B (also known as S100beta) serves as a marker for metastasis in lung cancer, ovarian cancer and melanoma. However, the association between S100B and the metastasis of breast cancer is not yet well understood...
February 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345103/incidence-of-common-cancers-in-users-of-antimuscarinic-medications-for-overactive-bladder-a-danish-nationwide-cohort-study
#8
Jesper Hallas, Andrea V Margulis, Anton Pottegård, Nina Sahlertz Kristiansen, Willem Jan Atsma, Kwame Appenteng, Stefan de Vogel, James A Kaye, Susana Perez-Gutthann, Alejandro Arana
The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence rate (IR) of 10 common cancers in new users of antimuscarinic overactive bladder (OAB) medications. We conducted a cohort study using data recorded in Danish registers for patients newly exposed to the OAB drugs darifenacin, fesoterodine, oxybutynin, solifenacin, tolterodine or trospium in years 2004-2012, aged ≥18 years and without cancer before treatment initiation. We estimated IRs for each study cancer (bladder, breast, colorectal, lung, melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, pancreas, prostate, renal and uterine), standardised by age and sex and explored IR trends over time since treatment initiation...
January 17, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344836/boost-irradiation-integrated-to-whole-brain-radiotherapy-in-the-management-of-brain-metastases
#9
Ágnes Dobi, Emese Fodor, Anikó Maráz, Zsófia Együd, Adrienne Cserháti, László Tiszlavicz, Zita Reisz, Pál Barzó, Zoltán Varga, Katalin Hideghéty
Our retrospective analysis aimed to evaluate the clinical value of dose intensification schemes: WBRT and consecutive, delayed, or simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) in brain metastasis (BM) management. Clinical data and overall survival (OS) of 468 patients with BM from various primaries treated with 10 × 3 Gy WBRT (n = 195), WBRT+ 10 × 2 Gy boost (n = 125), or simultaneously 15 × 2.2 Gy WBRT+0.7 Gy boost (n = 148) during a 6-year period were statistically analysed. Significant difference in OS could be detected with additional boost to WBRT (3...
January 17, 2018: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344558/therapeutic-potential-of-bleomycin-plus-suicide-or-interferon-%C3%AE-gene-transfer-combination-for-spontaneous-feline-and-canine-melanoma
#10
Lucrecia Agnetti, Chiara Fondello, Marcela S Villaverde, Gerardo C Glikin, Liliana M E Finocchiaro
We originated and characterized melanoma cell lines derived from tumors of two feline and two canine veterinary patients. These lines reestablished the morphology, physiology and cell heterogeneity of their respective parental tumors. We evaluated the cytotoxicity of bleomycin (BLM) alone, or combined with interferon-β (IFN-β) or HSVtk/GCV suicide gene (SG) lipofection on these cells. Although the four animals presented stage III disease (WHO system), SG treated feline tumors displayed stable disease in vivo, while the canine ones exhibited partial response...
November 2017: Oncoscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344499/unilateral-multifocal-choroidal-melanoma
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Debarshi Mustafi, Bertil Damato, Jesse L Berry
We report a case of multifocal choroidal melanoma in the same eye, separated in presentation by 20 years. A 57-year-old Caucasian male initially presented with a choroidal melanoma of the right eye that was treated with transpupillary thermotherapy. Due to recurrence, the patient underwent proton beam therapy with subsequent tumor regression. A second small choroidal lesion was noted in the right eye during his surveillance examinations that was closely monitored and demonstrated stable dimensions and features suggestive of a choroidal nevus...
December 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344498/selective-intra-arterial-embolization-for-advanced-extrascleral-uveal-melanoma
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Víctor M Villegas, Mariola Monagas, Joseph Campbell, Timothy G Murray, Luis Serrano
Purpose: To report a treatment approach for advanced extrascleral uveal melanoma. Methods: We performed clinical examination including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, angiography, and histopathologic analysis. Case: A 49-year-old healthy woman presented with a 7-year history of an enlarging pigmented mass in her right orbit. Malignant melanoma was diagnosed after biopsy with immunohistochemical stains. Treatment included selective intra-arterial embolization...
December 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344497/a-case-of-adenocarcinoma-of-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-an-immunohistochemical-and-electron-microscopic-study
#13
Hidetsugu Mori, Kanji Takahashi
Purpose: Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) adenocarcinoma is a very rare malignant intraocular tumor. Herein we describe the histopathological features of RPE adenocarcinoma. Case: A 36-year-old male was referred to our clinic because of floaters in his left eye. The initial diagnosis was malignant melanoma of the choroid. We resected the tumor and studied it histopathologically. The tumor tissue was investigated by light microscopy including immunohistochemistry using antibodies against S-100, HMB-45, EMA, and AE-1...
December 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344493/comparison-of-gene-expression-profiling-and-chromosome-3-analysis-by-fluorescent-in-situ-hybridization-and-multiplex-ligation-probe-amplification-in-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-specimens-of-uveal-melanoma
#14
Michael A Klufas, Elizabeth Richter, Sujit Itty, Christian Moreno, Colin A McCannel, Tara A McCannel
Purpose: The aim of this paper was to assess the concordance between results of DecisionDx-UM specific gene expression profiling (GEP) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for chromosome 3 analysis, and between DecisionDx-UM GEP and multiplex ligation probe amplification (MLPA) in uveal melanoma undergoing intraoperative fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) for metastatic prognostication during brachytherapy. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive patients diagnosed with posterior uveal melanoma who underwent intraoperative FNAB prior to placement of an iodine-125 radioactive plaque between 2012 and 2014...
December 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344489/caruncular-oncocytoma-mimicking-malignant-melanoma
#15
Thamolwan Surakiatchanukul, Kareem Sioufi, Renelle Pointdujour-Lim, Ralph C Eagle, Jerry A Shields, Carol L Shields
Purpose: To report a case of pigmented caruncular oncocytoma that simulated malignant melanoma and discuss the associated ultrasonographic and pathologic features. Method: Case report. Results: An 81-year-old female presented with a painless caruncular mass with a smooth brown surface suspicious for melanoma. Ultrasound biomicroscopy revealed a round mass with a large central cavity, more suggestive of a cystic rather than solid lesion. Following complete surgical resection, histopathology revealed a cystadenomatous lesion composed of bland cells with copious eosinophilic cytoplasm consistent with oncocytoma that had a central blood-filled cavity...
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344485/prognostication-for-uveal-melanoma-are-two-tests-better-than-one
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EDITORIAL
Claudine Bellerive, Hans E Grossniklaus, Arun D Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344483/retinoinvasive-uveal-melanoma-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
John P Gorham, Eszter Szalai, Jill R Wells, Hans E Grossniklaus
Purpose: To describe the clinical history and histopathologic findings of 2 cases of retinoinvasive uveal melanoma. Methods: The medical records and pathology specimens of 2 patients with retinoinvasive uveal melanoma were reviewed. Results: The first patient had an iris/ciliary body melanoma that was treated and the second patient had suspected iridocorneal endothelial syndrome. Both patients developed a blind, painful eye; the first patient's right eye was enucleated and the left eye of the second patient underwent evisceration...
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344481/choroidal-melanoma-mimicker-a-case-of-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#18
Chris B Komanski, Shaina M Rubino, Jacob C Meyer, Craig M Greven
Choroidal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignancy, yet metastatic disease remains the most common malignancy of the eye. Differentiating these entities is essential as treatment, systemic associations, and prognosis vary dramatically between the two. Established diagnostic criteria are accurate for the diagnosis of uveal melanoma. Yet, metastatic disease may be misdiagnosed as a uveal melanoma in rare cases. We report a case of metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma masquerading as uveal melanoma...
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344479/mechanisms-of-optic-nerve-invasion-in-primary-choroidal-melanoma
#19
Eszter Szalai, Jill R Wells, Hans E Grossniklaus
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess morphological risk factors associated with optic nerve invasion of choroidal melanoma and to identify possible mechanisms of optic nerve invasion. Methods: Medical charts and histology slides of patients with primary choroidal melanoma who were treated by enucleation/exenteration and whose pathology showed optic nerve invasion were reviewed. Results: Twenty-one patients (mean age: 65.67 ± 14.72 years) with primary uveal melanoma arising from the choroid were included in this analysis...
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344477/is-there-an-increased-prevalence-of-asteroid-hyalosis-in-eyes-with-uveal-melanoma-a-histopathologic-study
#20
EDITORIAL
Christopher K H Burris, Amir A Azari, Mozhgan R Kanavi, Richard R Dubielzig, Vivian Lee, Justin L Gottlieb, Heather D Potter, Kyungmann Kim, Meisha L Raven, Maria E Rodriguez, Devasis N Reddy, Daniel M Albert
During the planning meeting for the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS) prior to the start of patient recruitment in 1986, there was an interest expressed in determining whether a relationship existed between the presence of uveal melanoma (UM) and asteroid hyalosis (AH). To answer this question, the ophthalmic examination form (unlike the pathology form for enucleated eyes) for each COMS patient asked whether AH was present or not. Though an increased prevalence was not found, this result was never published...
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
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