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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641314/no-additional-prognostic-value-for-mre11-in-squamous-cell-carcinomas-of-the-anus-treated-with-chemo-radiotherapy
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Alexandra K Walker, Christiana Kartsonaki, Elena Collantes, Judith Nicholson, Duncan C Gilbert, Anne E Kiltie
BACKGROUND: The majority of anal cancers (84-95%) are driven by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV-positive tumours show significantly better responses to chemo-radiotherapy when compared with HPV-negative tumours. HPV infection is linked to alterations in DNA damage response proteins, including MRE11. MRE11 is a potential predictive biomarker for response to radiotherapy in muscle-invasive bladder cancer and may hold predictive power in other cancers. METHODS: Using a previously reported cohort, we evaluated the levels of MRE11 in anal cancer and assessed its predictive value in this disease...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641310/potentiating-the-effects-of-radiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-the-role-of-aspirin-statins-and-metformin-as-adjuncts-to-therapy
#2
K J Gash, A C Chambers, D E Cotton, A C Williams, M G Thomas
BACKGROUND: Complete tumour response (pCR) to neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy for rectal cancer is associated with a reduction in local recurrence and improved disease-free and overall survival, but is achieved in only 20-30% of patients. Drug repurposing for anti-cancer treatments is gaining momentum, but the potential of such drugs as adjuncts, to increase tumour response to chemo-radiotherapy in rectal cancer, is only just beginning to be recognised. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted and all studies investigating the use of drugs to enhance response to neo-adjuvant radiation in rectal cancer were included...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633106/selective-photocytotoxicity-of-anthrols-on-cancer-stem-like-cells-the-effect-of-quinone-methides-or-reactive-oxygen-species
#3
Lidija Uzelac, Đani Škalamera, Kata Mlinarić-Majerski, Nikola Basarić, Marijeta Kralj
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a subpopulation of cancer cells that share properties of embryonic stem cells like pluripotency and self-renewal and show increased resistance to chemo- and radiotherapy. Targeting CSC, rather than cancer cells in general, is a novel and promising strategy for cancer treatment. Novel therapeutic approaches, such as photodynamic therapy (PDT) have been investigated. A promising group of phototherapeutic agents are reactive intermediates - quinone methides (QMs). This study describes preparation of QM precursor, 2-hydroxy-3-hydroxymethylanthracene (2) and a detailed photochemical and photobiological investigation on similar anthracene derivatives 3 and 4...
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632505/obesity-and-prostate-cancer
#4
Marco Bandini, Giorgio Gandaglia, Alberto Briganti
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To investigate the association between obesity and prostate cancer (PCa). RECENT FINDINGS: Obesity has been proposed to be involved in the pathogenesis of PCa through different biological mechanisms that include deregulation of the insulin axis, sex hormone secretion, adipokines signaling, and oxidative stress. Hypertrophic peritumoral adipocytes may also facilitate the local spread of PCa through the chemo-attraction of tumor cells. Clinical studies demonstrate that obesity might have clinical implications also in disease detection and management...
June 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632300/chemo-bacterial-synthesis-of-a-sialyl-tn-cyclopeptide-vaccine-candidate
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Emeline Richard, C Pifferi, M Fiore, Eric Samain, Audrey Le Gouellec, Sébastien Fort, Olivier Renaudet, Bernard Priem
A conjugatable form of the tumour-associated carbohydrate antigen sialyl-Tn (Neu5Ac-alfa-2,6-GalNAc) was efficiently produced in Escherichia coli. Metabolically engineered E. coli strains overexpressing the 6-sialyl-transferase gene of Photobacterium sp. and CMP-Neu5Ac synthetase genes of Neisseria meningitidis were cultivated at high density in presence of GalNAc-alfa-propargyl as the exogeneous acceptor. The target disaccharides, which were produced on the scale of several hundred milligrams, were then conjugated using CuAAC click chemistry to a fully synthetic and immunogenic scaffold with the aim to create a candidate anticancer vaccine...
June 20, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632119/alkaliphilus-namsaraevii-sp-nov-an-alkaliphilic-iron-and-sulfur-reducing-bacterium-isolated-from-a-steppe-soda-lake
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Anastasiya Zakharyuk, Lyudmila Kozyreva, Elena Ariskina, Olga Troshina, Dmitry Kopitsyn, Viktoria Shcherbakova
A novel alkaliphilic spore-forming bacterium was isolated from the benthic sediments of the highly mineralized steppe Lake Khilganta (Transbaikal Region, Russia). Cells of the strain, designated Х-07-2T, were straight to slightly curved rods, Gram-stain-positive and motile. Strain Х-07-2T grew in the pH range from 7.0 to 10.7 (optimum pH 9.6-10.3). Growth was observed at 25-47 °C (optimum 30 °C) and at an NaCl concentration from 5 to 150 g l-1 with an optimum at 40 g l-1. Strain Х-07-2T was a chemo-organoheterotroph able to reduce amorphous ferric hydroxide, Fe(III) citrate and elemental sulfur in the presence of yeast extract as the electron donor...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632115/flaviaesturariibacter-luteus-sp-nov-isolated-from-an-agricultural-floodplain-soil-and-emended-description-of-the-genus-flaviaesturariibacter
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Javier Pascual, Bärbel U Foesel, Alicia Geppert, Katharina J Huber, Jörg Overmann
A novel slow-growing bacterial strain designated as AW305T was isolated from an agricultural floodplain soil located in Mashare, Kavango region, Namibia. Cells stained Gram-negative, were non-motile, non-spore-forming, coccoid to rod-shaped and did not form a capsule. Colonies were yellow-pigmented, but flexirubin-type pigments were not detected. AW305T had an aerobic chemo-organoheterotrophic metabolism, using a narrow spectrum of carbon sources for growth, with preference for complex protein substrates, organic acids and amino acids...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631269/missing-hla-c-group-1-ligand-in-patients-with-aml-and-mds-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-relapse-and-better-survival-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-with-fludarabine-and-treosulfan-reduced-toxicity-conditioning
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Avichai Shimoni, Luca Vago, Massimo Bernardi, Ronit Yerushalmi, Jacopo Peccatori, Raffaella Greco, Noga Shem-Tov, Alessandro Lo Russo, Ivetta Danylesko, Arie Apel, Chiara Bonini, Maria Teresa Lupo Stanghellini, Arnon Nagler, Fabio Ciceri
Reduced-toxicity conditioning with fludarabine and treosulfan is a dose-intensive regimen with enhanced anti-leukemia effect and acceptable toxicity in AML/MDS. HLA-C regulates natural-killer (NK) cell function by inhibiting Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) and is divided into C1 and C2 epitopes. The missing-ligand theory suggests that missing recipient KIR ligands drives NK-alloreactivity after SCT, in the absence of HLA-mismatch by activating unlicensed donor NK cells. We analyzed SCT outcomes in 203 patients with AML/MDS, median age 58 years, given SCT from matched-siblings (n=97) or matched-unrelated donors (n=106), using two treosulfan doses (total 36 or 42 gr/m2)...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631097/phase-ii-study-of-amrubicin-monotherapy-in-elderly-or-poor-risk-patients-with-extensive-disease-of-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Satoshi Igawa, Sakiko Otani, Shinichiro Ryuge, Tomoya Fukui, Yoshiro Nakahara, Yasuhiro Hiyoshi, Mikiko Ishihara, Seiichiro Kusuhara, Shinya Harada, Hisashi Mitsufuji, Masaru Kubota, Jiichiro Sasaki, Noriyuki Masuda
Background Previous study indicated that an optional anti-cancer drug for the treatment of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is amrubicin. However, no prospective studies have evaluated amrubicin in chemo-naive elderly or poor-risk patients with SCLC. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of amrubicin as first-line chemotherapy for elderly or poor-risk patients with extensive-disease SCLC (ES-SCLC). Methods Patients with chemotherapy-naive ES-SCLC received multiple cycles of 40 mg/m(2) amrubicin for 3 consecutive days every 21 days...
June 20, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629893/a-new-nir-triggered-dox-and-icg-co-delivery-system-for-enhanced-multidrug-resistant-cancer-treatment-through-simultaneous-chemo-photothermal-photodynamic-therapy
#10
Yanna Yu, Zhipeng Zhang, Yun Wang, Hao Zhu, Fangzhou Li, Yuanyuan Shen, Shengrong Guo
It is a great challenge to combat multidrug resistant (MDR) cancer effectively. To address this issue, we developed a new near-infrared (NIR) triggered chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin (DOX) and photosensitizer indocyanine green (ICG) co-release system by aid of NIR induced photothermal effect of gold nanocages (AuNCs) and temperature sensitive phase-change property of 1-tetradecanol at its melting point of 39°C, which could simultaneously exerted chemo/photothermal/photodynamic treatment on MDR human breast cancer MCF-7/ADR cells...
June 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629389/cancer-chemoprevention-through-dietary-flavonoids-what-s-limiting
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REVIEW
Haneen Amawi, Charles R Ashby, Amit K Tiwari
Flavonoids are polyphenols that are found in numerous edible plant species. Data obtained from preclinical and clinical studies suggest that specific flavonoids are chemo-preventive and cytotoxic against various cancers via a multitude of mechanisms. However, the clinical use of flavonoids is limited due to challenges associated with their effective use, including (1) the isolation and purification of flavonoids from their natural resources; (2) demonstration of the effects of flavonoids in reducing the risk of certain cancer, in tandem with the cost and time needed for epidemiological studies, and (3) numerous pharmacokinetic challenges (e...
June 19, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629386/strain-elastography-imaging-for-early-detection-and-prediction-of-tumor-response-to-concurrent-chemo-radiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-feasibility-study
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Yan Xu, Lijing Zhu, Baorui Liu, Tong Ru, Huanhuan Wang, Jian He, Song Liu, Xiaofeng Yang, Zhengyang Zhou, Tian Liu
BACKGROUND: To investigate the feasibility of strain elastography imaging in early detecting and predicting treatment response in patients receiving concurrent chemo-radiotherapy (CCRT) for locally advanced cervical cancer. METHODS: Between January 2015 and June 2016, 47 patients with locally advanced cervical cancer were enrolled in a feasibility study approved by the institutional review board. All patients underwent CCRT and received strain elastography examinations at 4 time points: pre-therapy (baseline), 1 week and 2 weeks during, as well as immediately post CCRT...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628272/ruthenium-catalyzed-2-2-2-cycloaddition-of-1-6-enynes-and-unactivated-alkynes-access-to-ring-fused-cyclohexadienes
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Alphonse Tenaglia, Rui Liu, Laurent Giordano
The [2 + 2 + 2] intermolecular carbocyclization reactions between 1,6-enynes and alkynes catalyzed by Cp*Ru(cod)Cl are reported to provide bicyclohexa-1,3-dienes. The presented reaction conditions are compatible with internal and terminal alkynes and the chemo- and regioselectivity issues are controlled by the presence of substituents at the propargyl carbon center of the alkyne(s) partner(s).
June 19, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627953/role-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-head-and-neck-lesions-pictorial-review
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Neeraj Bhatt, Nishant Gupta, Neetu Soni, Kusum Hooda, Joshua M Sapire, Yogesh Kumar
Head and neck cancers are very common worldwide, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Squamous cell carcinoma originating from the epithelial lining of the upper aerodigestive tract is the most common histology. Many patients with head and neck cancers present with advanced stage disease requiring aggressive treatment consisting of extensive surgery and chemo-radiation. Appropriate treatment planning as well as prognosis of tumors depends to a large extent on accurate histological diagnosis and differentiation of malignant from benign lesions...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627000/pencil-beam-scanned-protons-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-ewing-sarcoma
#15
Damien C Weber, Fritz R Murray, Dora Correia, Alessandra Bolsi, Martina Frei-Welte, Alessia Pica, Antony J Lomax, Ralf Schneider, Barbara Bachtiary
BACKGROUND: Few data exist regarding the clinical outcome of patients with Ewing sarcoma (EWS) treated with pencil beam scanning proton therapy (PT). We report the outcome of children, adolescents and young adults (AYA) treated with PT at the Paul Scherrer Institute. MATERIALS: Thirty-eight patients (median age, 9.9 years) received a median dose of 54.9 Gy(RBE) (where RBE is relative biologic effectiveness). Size of the tumor ranged from 1.7 to 24 cm. Most common primary site was axial/pelvic (n = 27; 71%)...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625619/intra-thoracic-chemo-hyperthermia-for-pleural-recurrence-of-thymoma
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Jean Michel Maury, Nicolas Girard, Mayeul Tabutin, Renaud Grima, Lara Chalabreysse, Isabelle Pavlakovic, Annie Sayag-Beaujard, Caroline Leroux, Pierre-Jean Souquet, Olivier Glehen, François Tronc
BACKGROUND: Pleural recurrences are a hallmark of thymomas, and represent a challenge for multidisciplinary management. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and the results in terms of morbidity, mortality and survival rates, of Intra-Thoracic Chemo-Hyperthermia (ITCH) for the treatment of pleural recurrences of thymomas. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 19 consecutives patients between 1997 and 2015 treated by surgical cytoreduction (pleurectomy) followed by ITCH with 25mg/m(2) of mitomycin, and 50mg/m(2) of Cisplatin...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624725/multifunctional-polymeric-micelles-loaded-with-doxorubicin-and-poly-dithienyl-diketopyrrolopyrrole-for-near-infrared-light-controlled-chemo-phototherapy-of-cancer-cells
#17
Hui Liu, Kai Wang, Cangjie Yang, Shuo Huang, Mingfeng Wang
Polymeric micelles loaded with multiple therapeutic modalities are important to overcome challenges such as drug resistance and improve the therapeutic efficacy. Here we report a new polymer micellar drug carrier that integrates chemotherapy and photothermal therapy in a single platform. Specifically, a narrow bandgap poly(dithienyl-diketopyrrolopyrrole) (PDPP) polymer was encapsulated together with a model anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX) in the hydrophobic cores of polymeric micelles formed by Pluronic F127, an amphiphilic poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide) triblock copolymer...
June 3, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624427/a-case-grafted-with-polyglycolic-acid-sheets-and-fibrin-glue-for-protection-after-temporary-resection-of-a-metastatic-cervical-skin-tumor
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Takashi Matsuzuka, Masahiro Suzuki, Masakazu Ikeda, Kaoru Sato, Junko Fujimoto, Rumi Hosaka, Yuko Tanji, Shu Soeda, Shigeyuki Murono
The aim of this case report was to evaluate the usefulness of a grafting with polyglycolic acid sheet and a fibrin glue spray (PGA sheet grafting) after resection of a cervical skin tumor. A 61-year-old woman presented with left cervical skin tumor resistance to chemo-radiotherapy. She had been undergoing multimodal therapy for ovarian serous papillary adenocarcinoma for the previous six years. Although she had a poor general condition and a cervical skin tumor of 9cm in diameter, which was painful and easy bleeding, had offensive smell, she hoped to return to her job...
June 14, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624026/the-prediction-of-the-treatment-response-of-cervical-nodes-using-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-diffusion-weighted-imaging
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Simona Marzi, Francesca Piludu, Giuseppe Sanguineti, Laura Marucci, Alessia Farneti, Irene Terrenato, Raul Pellini, Maria Benevolo, Renato Covello, Antonello Vidiri
PURPOSE: To investigate the predictive role of Intravoxel Incoherent Motion Diffusion-Weighted Imaging (IVIM-DWI) parameters on cervical nodal response to chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with pathologically confirmed HNSCC were included in the present prospective study, having at least one positive cervical lymph node (LN). They received concomitant CRT and underwent three serial IVIM-DWI investigations: before, at mid-treatment and after treatment completion...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623862/stimuli-responsive-mof-with-chemo-switchable-properties-for-colorimetric-detection-of-chcl3
#20
Sayed Ali Akbar Razavi, Mohammad Yaser Masoomi, Ali Morsali
The ligands (3,6-di(pyridin-4-yl)-1,4-dihydro-1,2,4,5-tetrazine), H2DPT, as a pillar spacer and (4,4'-oxybis(benzoic acid)), H2OBA, as a dicarboxylate linker were used to develop a dihydro-tetrazine functionalized pillared-MOF, [Zn(OBA)(H2DPT)0.5].DMF (TMU-34) as functionally convertible stimuli responsive MOF-based Sensor. Sonochemically synthesized powder of TMU-34 was employed in sensing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The results show that TMU-34 can act as a solid state naked-eye visual chemosensor for detection of chloroform in liquid and gas phases...
June 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
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