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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668072/a-unique-telomere-dna-expansion-phenotype-in-human-retinal-rod-photoreceptors-associated-with-aging-and-disease
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W Robert Bell, Alan K Meeker, Anthony Rizzo, Sumit Rajpara, Ian M Rosenthal, Miguel Flores Bellver, Silvia Aparicio Domingo, Xiufeng Zhong, John R Barber, Corinne E Joshu, M Valeria Canto-Soler, Charles G Eberhart, Christopher M Heaphy
We have identified a discrete, focal telomere DNA expansion phenotype in the photoreceptor cell layer of normal, non-neoplastic human retinas. This phenotype is similar to that observed in a subset of human cancers, including a large fraction of tumors of the central nervous system, which maintain their telomeres via the non-telomerase-mediated alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) mechanism. We observed that these large, ultra-bright telomere DNA foci are restricted to the rod photoreceptors and are not observed in other cell types...
April 18, 2018: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667729/hla-dqb1-03-genotype-and-perioperative-blood-transfusion-are-not-conducive-to-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Shen-Kang Zhou, Lei-Lei Yang, Rui Chen, Yong Lu, Yong-Hua Zheng
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) is a disease associated with a higher incidence and mortality, and some host genetic polymorphisms have been reported as potential factors contributing to the development of GC. In view of this, the study was conducted to investigate the effects of HLA-DQB1 gene polymorphisms and perioperative blood transfusion on prognosis of patients with gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: A total of 142 patients with GC (case group) and 150 healthy controls (control group) were enrolled...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667555/synthesis-cytotoxicity-and-antioxidant-activity-of-new-analogues-of-rc-121-synthetic-derivatives-of-somatostatin
#3
Diana Wesselinova, Emilia D Naydenova, S Staykova, I G Goshev, L Vezenkov
BACKGROUND: Based on the structure of RC-121 (D-Phe-c (Cys-Tyr-D-Trp-Lys-Val-Cys)-Thr-NH2, - synthetic derivatives of somatostatin), some analogs were synthesized and tested for in vitro cytotoxic and antioxidant activity. OBJECTIVES: The new analogs were modifyed at position 5 with Dap (diaminopropanoic acid), Dab (diaminobutanoic acid) and Orn and at position 6 with the unnatural amino acids Tle (t-leucine). METHODS: The in vitro cytotoxic effects of the substances were investigated against a panel of human tumor cell lines HT-29 (human colorectal cancer cell line), MDA-MB-23 (human breast cancer cell line), Hep G-2 (human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line) and HeLa (cervical cancer cell line)...
April 17, 2018: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667148/sublingual-nodules-diagnostic-markers-of-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Xue Yang, Cui-Hong Zhu, Rui Cao, Jian Hao, Xiong-Zhi Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic significance of sublingual nodules for metastasis of patients with breast cancer and further to explore the mechanisms of sublingual nodules. METHODS: The image data of 117 in-patients with breast cancer in stage I-IV in Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital from December 2009 to September 2011 were assessed retrospectively. All photos of patients' tongue were recorded by the digital camera of uniform type within 1 month after serological examination and regular re-examined by computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography CT...
April 17, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667143/diagnostic-performance-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-whole-body-diffusion-weighted-imaging-with-background-body-suppression-dwibs-in-detection-of-lymph-node-and-bone-metastases-from-pediatric-neuroblastoma
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Hiroaki Ishiguchi, Shinji Ito, Katsuhiko Kato, Yusuke Sakurai, Hisashi Kawai, Naotoshi Fujita, Shinji Abe, Atsushi Narita, Nobuhiro Nishio, Hideki Muramatsu, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Shinji Naganawa
OBJECTIVE: Recent many studies have shown that whole body "diffusion-weighted imaging with background body signal suppression" (DWIBS) seems a beneficial tool having higher tumor detection sensitivity without ionizing radiation exposure for pediatric tumors. In this study, we evaluated the diagnostic performance of whole body DWIBS and 18 F-FDG PET/CT for detecting lymph node and bone metastases in pediatric patients with neuroblastoma. METHODS: Subjects in this retrospective study comprised 13 consecutive pediatric patients with neuroblastoma (7 males, 6 females; mean age, 2...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667115/biopsy-feasibility-trial-for-breast-cancer-pathologic-complete-response-detection-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-imaging-assessment-and-correlation-endpoints
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Gaiane M Rauch, Henry M Kuerer, Beatriz Adrada, Lumarie Santiago, Tanya Moseley, Rosalind P Candelaria, Elsa Arribas, Jia Sun, Jessica W T Leung, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Wei T Yang
PURPOSE: This study was designed to present the secondary imaging endpoints of the trial for evaluating mammogram (MMG), ultrasound (US) and image guided biopsy (IGBx) assessment of pathologic complete response (pCR) in breast cancer (BC) patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: Patients with T1-3, N0-3, M0 triple-negative or HER2-positive BC who received NAC were enrolled in an Institutional Review Board-approved prospective, clinical trial...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667114/efficacy-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-for-determining-clinical-t-category-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-data-from-1434-surgical-cases
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Jie Yang, Guang-Yu Luo, Run-Bin Liang, Tai-Shan Zeng, Hao Long, Jian-Hua Fu, Guo-Liang Xu, Mu-Zi Yang, Shuo Li, Lan-Jun Zhang, Peng Lin, Xin Wang, Xue Hou, Hao-Xian Yang
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for determining T category is variable for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We aimed to assess the efficacy of EUS in accurately identifying T category for ESCC based on the 8th AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted using a prospectively collected ESCC database from January 2003 to December 2015, in which all patients underwent EUS examination followed by esophagectomy...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667113/lack-of-association-between-obesity-and-aggressiveness-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#8
G Grani, L Lamartina, T Montesano, G Ronga, V Maggisano, R Falcone, V Ramundo, L Giacomelli, C Durante, D Russo, M Maranghi
PURPOSE: Aim of this study was to evaluate the association between body mass index (BMI) and aggressive features of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) in a prospective cohort. METHODS: Patients with DTC were prospectively enrolled at a tertiary referral center and grouped according to their BMI. Aggressive clinic-pathological features were analyzed following the American Thyroid Association Initial Risk Stratification System score. RESULTS: The cohort was composed of 432 patients: 5 (1...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667044/germline-variants-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients-with-a-personal-or-family-history-of-cancer-fulfilling-the-revised-bethesda-guidelines
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Akihiro Ohmoto, Chigusa Morizane, Emi Kubo, Erina Takai, Hiroko Hosoi, Yasunari Sakamoto, Shunsuke Kondo, Hideki Ueno, Kazuaki Shimada, Shinichi Yachida, Takuji Okusaka
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer (PC) is categorized as a neoplasm associated with Lynch syndrome; however, the precise proportion of PC patients harboring DNA mismatch repair genes (MMR genes) remains unclear, especially in the Asian population. METHODS: Among 304 Japanese patients with pathologically proven pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, we selected 20 (6.6%) patients with a personal or family history involving first- or second-degree relatives fulfilling the revised Bethesda guidelines (RBG), defined as RBG-compatible cases...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666959/carney-complex-a-case-with-thyroid-follicular-adenoma-without-a-prkar1a-mutation
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Shinji Hattori, Yukou Yamane, Ryoichi Shimomura, Yuki Uchida, Nobuhiko Toyota, Yoshio Miura, Setsujyo Shiota, Yoshitsugu Tajima
BACKGROUND: Carney complex (CNC) is a very rare disease. Although thyroid lesions are included in the diagnostic criteria for CNC, they are an infrequent occurrence. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 69-year-old woman who had undergone the removal of a left atrial myxoma 10 years earlier, at the age of 59. At the time of the operation, thyroid ultrasonography (US) revealed multiple hypoechoic nodules. Thyroid scintigraphy revealed an increased uptake of 99m Tc in these lesions, which was consistent with toxic multinodular goiter, and she was diagnosed with CNC...
April 17, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666832/structure-and-function-analysis-in-circulating-tumor-cells-using-nanotechnology-to-study-nuclear-size-in-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Nu Yao, Yu-Jen Jan, Shirley Cheng, Jie-Fu Chen, Leland Wk Chung, Hsian-Rong Tseng, Edwin M Posadas
Professor Donald Coffey and his laboratory pioneered studies showing the relationships between nuclear shape and cellular function. In doing so, he and his students established the field of nuclear morphometry in prostate cancer. By using perioperative tissues via biopsies and surgical sampling, Dr. Coffey's team discovered that nuclear shape and other pathologic features correlated with clinical outcome measures. Cancer cells also exist outside of solid tumor masses as they can be shed from both primary and metastatic lesions into the circulatory system...
2018: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666814/digital-chest-tomosynthesis-the-2017-updated-review-of-an-emerging-application
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REVIEW
Arianna Ferrari, Luca Bertolaccini, Piergiorgio Solli, Paola Oriana Di Salvia, David Scaradozzi
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and second most common cancer among both men and women, but most of them are detected when patients become symptomatic and in late-stage. Chest radiography (CR) is a basic technique for the investigation of lung cancer and has the benefit of convenience and low radiation dose, but detection of malignancy is often difficult. The introduction of computed tomography (CT) for screening has increased the proportion of lung cancer detected but with higher exposure dose and higher costs...
March 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666799/comparison-of-two-major-staging-systems-of-esophageal-cancer-toward-more-practical-common-scale-for-tumor-staging
#13
REVIEW
Harushi Udagawa, Masaki Ueno
The latest 8th edition of TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and 11th edition of Japanese Classification of Esophageal Cancer by Japan Esophageal Society (JES) are the two major classifications widely accepted as tools for clinical staging of esophageal cancer. Both systems consist of three main categories, i.e., T, N, and M, but large difference exists between the two. JES system has more detailed sub-classification of T1 tumors reflecting meticulous work by Japanese investigators on superficial esophageal cancer...
February 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666752/pathways-of-topological-rank-analysis-potra-a-novel-method-to-detect-pathways-involved-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#14
Chaoxing Li, Li Liu, Valentin Dinu
Complex diseases such as cancer are usually the result of a combination of environmental factors and one or several biological pathways consisting of sets of genes. Each biological pathway exerts its function by delivering signaling through the gene network. Theoretically, a pathway is supposed to have a robust topological structure under normal physiological conditions. However, the pathway's topological structure could be altered under some pathological condition. It is well known that a normal biological network includes a small number of well-connected hub nodes and a large number of nodes that are non-hubs...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666669/-egfr-amplification-induces-sensitivity-to-anti-egfr-therapy-in-pancreatic-acinar-cell-carcinoma
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Corentin Richard, Julie Niogret, Romain Boidot, Francois Ghiringhelli
Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (PACC) is a rare cancer. When the tumor is metastatic, few therapeutic options are available. Precision medicine using next-generation sequencing is defined by the administration of drugs based on the tumor genetic mutations. The usage of precision medicine for finding new therapeutic options for rare cancers is an emerging field. We have reported here the case of a patient bearing a multitreated metastatic PACC. This patient underwent somatic and constitutional exome analyses...
April 15, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666373/a-geometric-approach-to-characterize-the-functional-identity-of-single-cells
#16
Shahin Mohammadi, Vikram Ravindra, David F Gleich, Ananth Grama
Single-cell transcriptomic data has the potential to radically redefine our view of cell-type identity. Cells that were previously believed to be homogeneous are now clearly distinguishable in terms of their expression phenotype. Methods for automatically characterizing the functional identity of cells, and their associated properties, can be used to uncover processes involved in lineage differentiation as well as sub-typing cancer cells. They can also be used to suggest personalized therapies based on molecular signatures associated with pathology...
April 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666281/pathogenic-effects-of-ifit2-and-interferon-%C3%AE-during-fatal-systemic-candida-albicans-infection
#17
Marcin Stawowczyk, Shamoon Naseem, Valeria Montoya, Darren P Baker, James Konopka, Nancy C Reich
A balanced immune response to infection is essential to prevent the pathology and tissue damage that can occur from an unregulated or hyperactive host defense. Interferons (IFNs) are critical mediators of the innate defense to infection, and in this study we evaluated the contribution of a specific gene coding for IFIT2 induced by type I IFNs in a murine model of disseminated Candida albicans Invasive candidiasis is a frequent challenge during immunosuppression or surgical medical interventions, and C. albicans is a common culprit that leads to high rates of mortality...
April 17, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665859/morphology-and-genomic-hallmarks-of-breast-tumours-developed-by-atm-deleterious-variant-carriers
#18
Anne-Laure Renault, Noura Mebirouk, Laetitia Fuhrmann, Guillaume Bataillon, Eve Cavaciuti, Dorothée Le Gal, Elodie Girard, Tatiana Popova, Philippe La Rosa, Juana Beauvallet, Séverine Eon-Marchais, Marie-Gabrielle Dondon, Catherine Dubois d'Enghien, Anthony Laugé, Walid Chemlali, Virginie Raynal, Martine Labbé, Ivan Bièche, Sylvain Baulande, Jacques-Olivier Bay, Pascaline Berthet, Olivier Caron, Bruno Buecher, Laurence Faivre, Marc Fresnay, Marion Gauthier-Villars, Paul Gesta, Nicolas Janin, Sophie Lejeune, Christine Maugard, Sébastien Moutton, Laurence Venat-Bouvet, Hélène Zattara, Jean-Pierre Fricker, Laurence Gladieff, Isabelle Coupier, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Janet Hall, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Nadine Andrieu, Fabienne Lesueur
BACKGROUND: The ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) gene is a moderate-risk breast cancer susceptibility gene; germline loss-of-function variants are found in up to 3% of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) families who undergo genetic testing. So far, no clear histopathological and molecular features of breast tumours occurring in ATM deleterious variant carriers have been described, but identification of an ATM-associated tumour signature may help in patient management. METHODS: To characterise hallmarks of ATM-associated tumours, we performed systematic pathology review of tumours from 21 participants from ataxia-telangiectasia families and 18 participants from HBOC families, as well as copy number profiling on a subset of 23 tumours...
April 17, 2018: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665663/-analysis-of-neoadjuvant-docetaxel-carboplatin-and-trastuzumab-tch-in-her-2-positive-breast-cancer
#19
L Xu, J M Ye, S N Zhu, J Y Zhao, L Xin, Y J Cheng, Q Liu, H Zhang, S Zhang, X N Duan, Y H Liu
Objective: To analyze docetaxel (T) and carboplatin (C) combined with trastuzumab (H) -TCH regimen as neoadjuvant systemic therapy in early breast cancer patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) positive. Methods: From January 2008 to December 2014, the data of patients diagnosed as early breast cancer in Breast Disease Center of Peking University First Hospital were retrospective reviewed. The data of patients with HER-2 positive conducted TCH neoadjuvant therapy and surgery, and with the complete clinicopathological information were analyzed...
March 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665453/can-concurrent-high-risk-endometrial-carcinoma-occur-with-atypical-endometrial-hyperplasia
#20
Baki Erdem, Osman Aşıcıoğlu, Niyazi Alper Seyhan, Nuri Peker, Volkan Ülker, Özgür Akbayır
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the frequency of high-risk cancer types in hysterectomy material obtained from patients who were diagnosed with atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH) by endometrial sampling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 227 patients with AEH were retrospectively included in the study. Hysterectomy material was examined as both perioperative frozen section (FS) and paraffin-embedded permanent section (PS). Grade III tumors, grade II tumors larger than 2 cm, over 50% myometrial invasion, cervical involvement, and serous or clear cell histology were considered high-risk...
April 14, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
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