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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441714/long-non-coding-rna-hotair-functions-as-mirna-sponge-to-promote-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-esophageal-cancer
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Feng Xu, Jing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates dysregulated expression of the long non-coding RNA HOTAIR (lncRNA-HOTAIR) may play a significant role in tumor progression. LncRNA-HOTAIR promotes several processes in esophageal cancer (EC), including cell growth, differentiation, invasion and migration. However, the mechanisms by which lncRNA-HOTAIR promotes invasion and migration EC remain unclear. METHODS: LncRNA-HOTAIR and miR-148a expression were quantified in 40 paired human EC and tumor-adjacent tissues and EC cell lines by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR)...
April 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441682/chondrosarcoma-of-the-osseous-spine-an-analysis-of-epidemiology-patient-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-using-the-seer-registry-from-1973-to-2012
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Armin Arshi, Justin Sharim, Don Y Park, Howard Y Park, Nicholas M Bernthal, Hamed Yazdanshenas, Arya N Shamie
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVE: To determine the epidemiology and prognostic indicators in patients with chondrosarcoma of the osseous spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Chondrosarcoma of the spine is rare, with limited data on its epidemiology, clinicopathologic features, and treatment outcomes. Therapy centers on complete en bloc resection with radiotherapy reserved for subtotal resection or advanced disease. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Registry was queried for patients with chondrosarcoma of the osseous spine from 1973 to 2012...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441659/perioperative-serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-levels-predict-recurrence-and-survival-of-patients-with-pathological-t2-4-gastric-cancer-treated-with-curative-gastrectomy
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Hiroaki Uda, Mitsuro Kanda, Chie Tanaka, Daisuke Kobayashi, Kenichi Inaoka, Yuri Tanaka, Masamichi Hayashi, Naoki Iwata, Suguru Yamada, Tsutomu Fujii, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Kenta Murotani, Michitaka Fujiwara, Yasuhiro Kodera
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Do serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9 levels serve as prognostic indicators in patients with gastric cancer (GC)? This is a question that has long been disputed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of perioperative serum levels of CEA and CA19-9 for predicting the recurrence and long-term survival after patients with pT2-4 GC undergo curative gastrectomy. METHODS: This study included 251 patients with radically resected pT2-4 GC without preoperative treatment...
April 26, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441449/effectiveness-and-safety-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Anoop M Nambiar, Antonio R Anzueto, Jay I Peters
BACKGROUND: Currently available antifibrotic treatments may slow down disease progression in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), but are associated with potentially significant side effects and are costly. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is well known for its potent immunosuppressive properties and possesses important antiproliferative and antifibrotic effects. The safety and effectiveness of MMF in IPF is unknown. METHODS: We performed a retrospective multicohort analysis of IPF patients treated with MMF compared to those treated with either ineffective/harmful treatments or no treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441396/prognostic-significance-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-meta-analysis
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Jin Wang, Xu Zhou, Yu Liu, Zheng Li, Xiang Li
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been investigated as a prognostic marker in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL); however, the results remain controversial. This study aimed to explore the association between NLR and survival outcomes and clinicopathological factors in DLBCL. METHODS: Relevant studies were retrieved by searching PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases. The last search was updated on February 17, 2017...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441384/hopefully-devoted-to-q-targeting-glutamine-addiction-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Emma R Still, Mariia O Yuneva
Altered cell metabolism enables tumours to sustain their increased energetic and biosynthetic needs. Although tumour metabolism has long been considered a promising discipline in the development of cancer therapeutics, the majority of work has focused on changes in glucose metabolism. However, the complexity of cellular metabolism means that very rarely is an individual metabolite required for a single purpose, and thus understanding the overall metabolic requirements of tumours is vital. Over the past 30 years, increasing evidence has shown that many tumours require glutamine as well as glucose for their proliferation and survival...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441383/the-oral-vegf-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-pazopanib-in-combination-with-the-mek-inhibitor-trametinib-in-advanced-cholangiocarcinoma
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Rachna T Shroff, Mark Yarchoan, Ashley O'Connor, Denise Gallagher, Marianna L Zahurak, Gary Rosner, Chimela Ohaji, Susan Sartorius-Mergenthaler, Vivek Subbiah, Ralph Zinner, Nilofer S Azad
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinoma is an aggressive malignancy with limited therapeutic options. MEK inhibition and antiangiogenic therapies have individually shown modest activity in advanced cholangiocarcinoma, whereas dual inhibition of these pathways has not been previously evaluated. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of combination therapy with the oral VEGF receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor pazopanib plus the MEK inhibitor trametinib in patients with advanced cholangiocarcinoma...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441251/prognostic-role-of-histological-tumor-regression-in-patients-receiving-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-high-grade-serous-tubo-ovarian-carcinoma
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Edwina Coghlan, Tarek M Meniawy, Aime Munro, Max Bulsara, Colin Jr Stewart, Adeline Tan, M H Eleanor Koay, Daniel MaGee, Jim Codde, Jason Tan, Stuart G Salfinger, Ganendra R Mohan, Yee Leung, Cassandra B Nichols, Paul A Cohen
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to validate the prognostic role of the chemotherapy response score (CRS), which has been proposed for measuring tumor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with high-grade serous tubo-ovarian carcinoma, in predicting progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of patients with advanced high-grade serous tubo-ovarian carcinoma diagnosed between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2014, and treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
May 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441250/a-comparison-of-survival-outcomes-in-advanced-serous-ovarian-cancer-patients-treated-with-primary-debulking-surgery-versus-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Taymaa May, Robyn Comeau, Ping Sun, Joanne Kotsopoulos, Steven A Narod, Barry Rosen, Prafull Ghatage
OBJECTIVE: The management of women with advanced-stage serous ovarian cancer includes a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. The choice of treatment with primary debulking surgery or neoadjuvant chemotherapy varies by institution. The objective of this study was to report 5-year survival outcomes for ovarian cancer patients treated at a single institution with primary debulking surgery or neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: This study included a retrospective chart review of 303 patients with stage IIIC or IV serous ovarian carcinoma diagnosed in Calgary, Canada...
May 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440975/follicular-lymphoma-an-institutional-analysis
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Ajay Gogia, Vinod Raina, Lalit Kumar, Atul Sharma, Mehar Chand Sharma, Saumya Ranjan Mallick
Background: Follicular lymphoma (FL) is second most common lymphoma in adult, constituted 20% of all lymphoma cases in the west. There is limited information is available on FL from India. Methods: The clinico-pathological profile, treatment outcome and prognostic factors for survival were assessed retrospectively in 181 patients of FL seen at our center over a period of 17 years ( 1996-2012). Results: There were 120 males and 61 females. The median age was 51 years (24-80 years). The common presenting features were lymphadenopathy 71%, fatigue 23% and fever 20%...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440953/immunotherapy-with-single-agent-nivolumab-for-advanced-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-uterus-results-of-a-phase-2-study
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Eytan Ben-Ami, Constance M Barysauskas, Sarah Solomon, Kadija Tahlil, Rita Malley, Melissa Hohos, Kathleen Polson, Margaret Loucks, Mariano Severgnini, Tara Patel, Amy Cunningham, Scott J Rodig, F Stephen Hodi, Jeffrey A Morgan, Priscilla Merriam, Andrew J Wagner, Geoffrey Shapiro, Suzanne George
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy has changed the therapeutic landscape in oncology. Advanced uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS) remains an incurable disease in most cases, and despite new drug approvals, improvements in overall survival have been modest at best. The goal of this study was to evaluate programmed-death 1 (PD-1) inhibition with nivolumab in this patient population. METHODS: This single-center phase 2 trial completed enrollment between May and October 2015. Patients received 3 mg/kg of intravenous nivolumab on day 1 of each 2-week cycle until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity...
April 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440886/earthworm-dispersal-assay-for-rapidly-evaluating-soil-quality
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Shin Woong Kim, Dokyung Kim, Jongmin Moon, Yooeun Chae, Jin Il Kwak, Younsu Park, Seung-Woo Jeong, Youn-Joo An
Earthworms enhance soil functioning and are, therefore, key species in the soil. Their presence is generally a positive sign for a terrestrial ecosystem, as these species serve as important biomarkers in soil quality evaluations. Here, we describe a novel bioassay, named "dispersal assay," that is a simple and rapid technique for field-based soil quality evaluations. This bioassay was designed based on the premise that earthworms prefer optimal soils if given the choice. Thus, assay tubes containing a reference soil were inserted in target sites, and earthworms were placed into these tubes...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440876/triple-modality-treatment-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-tonsil-cancer
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Dylan F Roden, David Schreiber, Babak Givi
BACKGROUND: Concurrent chemoradiation (CCRT) and upfront surgery followed by adjuvant therapy both are recommended treatment options for patients with advanced stage squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tonsil. To the authors' knowledge, the question of whether surgical-based treatments can achieve better survival compared with CCRT has never been compared in a clinical trial. The authors analyzed the National Cancer Data Base to measure the impact of different treatment modalities on overall survival (OS)...
April 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440661/morphological-features-and-prognostic-significance-of-arid1a-deficient-esophageal-adenocarcinomas
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Michael G Drage, Mingkhwan Tippayawong, Agoston T Agoston, Yifan Zheng, Raphael Bueno, Jason L Hornick, Robert D Odze, Amitabh Srivastava
CONTEXT: - The clinicopathologic and prognostic significance of ARID1A mutation in esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is unknown. OBJECTIVE: - To determine the morphological correlates and prognostic significance of ARID1A-deficient EAC. DESIGN: - One hundred twenty cases of primary EAC were evaluated for a predetermined set of histologic features and immunohistochemistry for ARID1A, p53, and MLH1 performed on EAC, as well as adjacent Barrett esophagus and Barrett esophagus-associated dysplasia, when feasible...
April 25, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440559/a-phase-2-study-of-mocetinostat-a-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-in-relapsed-or-refractory-lymphoma
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Connie L Batlevi, Michael Crump, Charalambos Andreadis, David Rizzieri, Sarit E Assouline, Susan Fox, Richard H C van der Jagt, Amanda Copeland, Diane Potvin, Richard Chao, Anas Younes
Deregulation of histone deacetylase (HDAC) is important in the pathogenesis of follicular lymphoma (FL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Mocetinostat, an isotype-selective HDAC inhibitor, induces accumulation of acetylated histones, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in several cancers. This phase 2 study evaluated mocetinostat in patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) DLBCL and FL. Seventy-two patients received mocetinostat (starting doses: 70-110 mg TIW, 4-week cycles). The best overall response rate (95% CI) was 18·9% (7·2, 32·2) for the DLBCL cohort (n = 41), and 11·5% (1·7, 20·7) for the FL cohort (n = 31)...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440527/-predictive-value-of-combination-detection-of-tissue-pgp1-expression-and-preoperative-serum-cea-level-for-colorectal-cancer
#16
Fan Wu, Lei Chen, Wei Wu, Beihai Jiang, Xiangqian Su
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive value of combination detection of Pgp1 expression in cancer tissue and serum CEA level for the prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. METHODS: Clinicopathological data, complete 5-year follow-up data and CRC tissue samples of 153 CRC patients with stage I( to II( tumor undergoing radical operation in our department from January 2004 to August 2006 were retrospectively collected. Immunohistochemical staining was used to detect the expression level of Pgp1...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440523/-outcome-of-watch-and-wait-strategy-or-organ-preservation-for-rectal-cancer-following-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-report-of-35-cases-from-a-single-cancer-center
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Aiwen Wu, Lin Wang, Changzheng Du, Yifan Peng, Yunfeng Yao, Jun Zhao, Tiancheng Zhan, Yong Cai, Yongheng Li, Yingshi Sun, Jiafu Ji
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of organ preservation surgery or "watch and wait" strategy for rectal cancer patients who are evaluated as clinical complete response(cCR) or near-cCR following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT). METHOD: From March 2011 to June 2016, 35 patients with mid-low rectal cancers who were diagnosed as cCR or near-cCR following nCRT underwent organ preservation surgery with local excision or surveillance following "watch and wait" strategy in the Peking University Cancer Hospital...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440497/mir%C3%A2-27a-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-colorectal-cancer-by-targeting-fam172a-and-acts-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker
#18
Wenjun Liu, Kai Qian, Xing Wei, Haijun Deng, Bei Zhao, Qing Chen, Jinqian Zhang, Hao Liu
Accumulating evidence shows that mircroRNAs (miRNAs) play a crucial role in the development of colorectal cancer. In our previous study, FAM172A was demonstrated to be a novel tumor suppressor gene in CRC. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to identify whether the miR‑27a could be a diagnostic and prognostic marker and the regulatory relationships between miR‑27a and FAM172A. We demonstrated high levels of miR‑27a expression in tissues of patients with CRC as well as in CRC cell lines. There was a positive correlation between the levels of miR‑27a and the poor overall survival of patients with CRC...
April 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440492/axl-and-gas6-co-expression-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-as-a-prognostic-classifier
#19
Masahiro Seike, Cheol-Hong Kim, Fenfei Zou, Rintaro Noro, Mika Chiba, Arimi Ishikawa, Shinobu Κunugi, Kaoru Kubota, Akihiko Gemma
AXL, a receptor tyrosine kinase implicated in cell survival, proliferation, and migration, is also associated with acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy. However, its prognostic significance in lung adenocarcinoma (AD) remains unclear. We therefore evaluated the prognostic significance of the expression of AXL and/or its ligand, growth arrest-specific 6 (GAS6), in completely resected lung AD. We evaluated the relationship between AXL, GAS6, and vimentin expression, as determined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) analysis, with overall survival and disease-free survival in 113 patients with stages I-III lung AD...
April 21, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440473/cxcr6-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-gastric-cancer-and-promotes-tumor-metastasis-through-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#20
Jie-Jie Jin, Fa-Xiang Dai, Zi-Wen Long, Hong Cai, Xiao-Wen Liu, Ye Zhou, Qi Hong, Qiong-Zhu Dong, Ya-Nong Wang, Hua Huang
Chemokines and their receptors have been confirmed to be involved in several types of cancer. However, little is known concerning the role of CXCL16 and its receptor CXCR6 in gastric cancer (GC) progression and metastasis. In the present study, expression of CXCL16 and CXCR6 in GC tumor and peritumoral tissues was detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in a cohort of 352 GC patients who underwent gastrectomy, and the correlation between CXCL16/CXCR6 expression and clinicopathological characteristics was further analyzed...
April 25, 2017: Oncology Reports
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