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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053938/development-of-a-nanogel-based-nasal-vaccine-as-a-novel-antigen-delivery-system
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Rika Nakahashi-Ouchida, Yoshikazu Yuki, Hiroshi Kiyono
Nasal vaccination is one of the most effective immunization methods because it can induce effective antigen-specific immune responses not only at the mucosal site of administration but also at distant mucosal surfaces, as well as in the systemic compartment. Based on this advantage, many nasal vaccines are being developed and some have been licensed and marketed for clinical use. However, some have been withdrawn because of unacceptable adverse events such as inactivated influenza vaccine administrated with a heat-labile enterotoxin of Escherichia coli as an adjuvant...
October 20, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053185/expression-of-the-dna-repair-gene-mlh1-correlates-with-survival-in-patients-who-have-resected-pancreatic-cancer-and-have-received-adjuvant-chemoradiation-nrg-oncology-rtog-study-9704
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Yaacov R Lawrence, Jennifer Moughan, Anthony M Magliocco, Alexander C Klimowicz, William F Regine, Rex B Mowat, Thomas A DiPetrillo, William Small, Jeffry P Simko, Talia Golan, Kathryn A Winter, Chandan Guha, Christopher H Crane, Adam P Dicker
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients with pancreatic cancer who undergo curative resection experience rapid disease recurrence. In previous small studies, high expression of the mismatch-repair protein mutL protein homolog 1 (MLH1) in pancreatic cancers was associated with better outcomes. The objective of this study was to validate the association between MLH1 expression and survival in patients who underwent resection of pancreatic cancer and received adjuvant chemoradiation. METHODS: Samples were obtained from the NRG Oncology Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 9704 prospective, randomized trial (clinicaltrials...
October 20, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053170/radiation-therapy-utilization-in-medicare-beneficiaries-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
#3
Audrey S Wallace, Kimberley S Keene, Courtney P Williams, Bradford E Jackson, Maria Pisu, Edward E Partridge, Gabrielle B Rocque
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that radiation therapy (RT) can be omitted for select older patients who are compliant with hormonal blockade, but there is no recent claim-based analysis for determining patterns of care and guiding possible treatment recommendations. METHODS: Medicare beneficiaries who were 65 years old or older and were diagnosed with breast cancer at 1 of 12 cancer centers affiliated with an academic center in the southeastern United States were analyzed...
October 20, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053029/the-evidence-on-effectiveness-of-weekly-vs-triweekly-cisplatin-concurrent-with-radiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-hnscc-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jc Kennetth Jacinto, Jayson Co, Michael Benedict Mejia, Eugenio Emmanuel Regala
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to synthesize the current available evidences on the effectiveness of weekly vs triweekly cisplatin concurrent with radiotherapy in the primary and adjuvant treatment of locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of literature were undertaken to assess the effectiveness of weekly vs triweekly schedule in primary and adjuvant treatment for HNSCC with adverse risk features...
November 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052527/negative-genic-switch-of-her-2-in-the-primary-tumor-instead-of-the-synchronous-metastatic-nodal-lesions-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-a-patient-with-primary-her2-positive-breast-cancer
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Hao-Ran Chen, Yu-Tuan Wu, Qiu-Bo Yu, Ya-Ying Yang, Yu-Xian Wei, Hong-Yuan Li, Kai-Nan Wu, Ling-Quan Kong
BACKGROUND: A few retrospective studies have indicated that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in breast cancer may change biomarker profiles of the primary tumor. Little is known about the status of HER-2 gene of the synchronous nodal metastases when that of the residual tumor undergoes negative conversion in a neoadjuvant setting. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a female patient with left breast cancer (T2N2M0) who underwent negative conversion of HER-2 in the primary tumor instead of the synchronous nodal lesions after NAC...
October 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052406/-status-and-suggestions-for-adjuvant-standard-for-chinese-materia-medica-processing-in-china
#6
Chun-Yu Yang, Hui Cao, Xiao-Tao Wang, Jia-Sheng Tu, Zhong-Zhi Qian, Zhi-Ling Yu, Yue Shang, Bao-Xian Zhang
In this paper, the status of adjuvant standard for Chinese materia medica processing in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia 2015 edition, the National Specification of Chinese Materia Medica Processing, and the 29 provincial specification of Chinese materia medica was summarized, and the the status including general requirements, specific requirements, and quality standard in the three grade official specifications was collected and analyzed according to the "medicine-adjuvant homology" and "food-adjuvant homology" features of adjuvants...
April 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052381/-pharmacodynamic-mechanism-of-modified-ganlu-yaoyu-san-intreatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-based-on-mapk-signaling-pathway
#7
Fang Zuo, Ting Wei, Dong Tong, Yi Zhang, Xiao-Rui Chen, Yong Zeng
According to the findings, modified Ganlu Yaoyu San has a good anti-inflammatory activity, and can significantly alleviate the degree of arthritis. Its therapeutic effect for rheumatoid arthritis may be related to the regulation of MAPK pathway of synovial cells. In the study, the rat adjuvant arthritis(AA) model was established to further investigate the pharmacodynamic mechanism for regulating MAPK pathway of synovial cells. Enzyme-linked immune assay was used to determine the serum TNF-α level of AA rats administered with drug for two weeks, synovial tissue protein kinases ERK1/2 and p38 content were determined by immunohistochemistry, synovial tissue JNK1, ERK1, p38 gene(mRNA) expression were detected with fluorescence quantitative PCR(RT-PCR) method...
April 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052227/adjuvant-pretreatment-with-alum-protects-neonatal-mice-in-sepsis-through-myeloid-cell-activation
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Jaimar C Rincon, Angela L Cuenca, Steven L Raymond, Brittany Mathias, Dina C Nacionales, Ricardo Ungaro, Philip A Efron, James L Wynn, Lyle L Moldawer, Shawn D Larson
The high mortality in neonatal sepsis has been related to both quantitative and qualitative differences in host protective immunity. Especially in the premature neonate where outcomes from sepsis are so dismal, pretreatment strategies to prevent sepsis have received inadequate consideration. Aluminum-based adjuvants (alum) are currently used in many pediatric vaccines, but their use as an innate immune stimulant alone has not been well studied. We asked whether pre-treatment with alum adjuvant alone could improve outcome and host innate immunity in neonatal mice given polymicrobial sepsis...
October 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051851/biomimetically-engineered-demi-bacteria-potentiate-vaccination-against-cancer
#9
Dezhi Ni, Shuang Qing, Hui Ding, Hua Yue, Di Yu, Shuang Wang, Nana Luo, Zhiguo Su, Wei Wei, Guanghui Ma
Failure in enhancing antigen immunogenicity has limited the development of cancer vaccine. Inspired by effective immune responses toward microorganisms, demi-bacteria (DB) from Bacillus are engineered as carriers for cancer vaccines. The explored hydrothermal treatment enables the Bacillus to preserve optimal pathogen morphology with intrinsic mannose receptor agonist. Meanwhile, the treated Bacillus can be further endowed with ideal hollow/porous structure for efficient accommodation of antigen and adjuvant, such as CpG...
October 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051792/papillary-thyroid-cancer-recurrence-43%C3%A2-years-following-total-thyroidectomy-and-radioactive-iodine-ablation-a-case-report
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Yaw Amoako-Tuffour, M Elise Graham, Martin Bullock, Matthew H Rigby, Jonathan Trites, S Mark Taylor, Robert D Hart
BACKGROUND: Recurrent papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) beyond the first two decades of definitive treatment (i.e. total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine ablation) is a rare occurrence. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 71-year old Caucasian female with a distant history of PTC treated with total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine ablation who experienced recurrence of her disease 43 years following initial diagnosis and definitive treatment. She presented with palpable left-sided neck mass and subsequently underwent a level II, III, neck dissection and adjuvant iodine ablation...
2017: Thyroid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051570/prediction-of-recurrence-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-computer-extracted-nuclear-features-from-digital-h-e-images
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Xiangxue Wang, Andrew Janowczyk, Yu Zhou, Rajat Thawani, Pingfu Fu, Kurt Schalper, Vamsidhar Velcheti, Anant Madabhushi
Identification of patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with high risk of recurrence could help identify patients who would receive additional benefit from adjuvant therapy. In this work, we present a computational histomorphometric image classifier using nuclear orientation, texture, shape, and tumor architecture to predict disease recurrence in early stage NSCLC from digitized H&E tissue microarray (TMA) slides. Using a retrospective cohort of early stage NSCLC patients (Cohort #1, n = 70), we constructed a supervised classification model involving the most predictive features associated with disease recurrence...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051029/recent-advances-in-localized-rcc-a-focus-on-vegf-and-immuno-oncology-therapies
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REVIEW
Pearl Subramanian, Naomi B Haas Md
Recent advances in advanced renal cell cancer (RCC) research have produced new drugs and therapies for patients with metastatic disease leading to higher response rates, improvements in progression-free survival, and longer overall survival. These advances have yet to be realized in patients with early-stage kidney cancer, and to date, no drug has been approved for the adjuvant treatment of localized kidney cancer. The current standard of care for localized high-risk kidney cancers is resection of the primary tumor...
October 16, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050897/a-retrospective-study-of-bevacizumab-for-treatment-of-brainstem-glioma-with-malignant-features
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Shigeta Moriya, Shigeo Ohba, Kazuhide Adachi, Yuya Nishiyama, Takuro Hayashi, Shinya Nagahisa, Takafumi Kaito, Shunsuke Nakae, Yuichi Hirose
Brainstem glioma is impossible to resect completely, and patients with this type of glioma show a poor prognosis. Therefore, a more effective adjuvant therapy is required to prolong survival. Bevacizumab is an endothelial growth factor monoclonal antibody with strong anti-vascular effects, which may suppress tumor progression. We performed a retrospective study of data from 6 patients with brainstem glioma showing malignant features who were treated with bevacizumab. Tumor-associated lesions, as evaluated by T2 weighted or fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery magnetic resonance imaging, were reduced in all patients, although the timing of the start of bevacizumab administration and pretreatment were not uniform...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050324/prognostic-and-predictive-value-of-metastatic-lymph-node-ratio-in-stage-iii-gastric-cancer-after-d2-nodal-dissection
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Yinbo Chen, Cong Li, Yian Du, Qi Xu, Jieer Ying, Cong Luo
INTRODUCTION: This study is to evaluate the prognostic and predictive value of metastatic lymph node ratio (MLR) in stage III gastric cancer following radical D2 dissection. METHODS: 87 patients who underwent radical resection with D2 lymphadenectomy were retrospectively evaluated. The median age was 60 with a 2:1 ratio of male/female. Of these 87 patients, 83 underwent total gastrectomy, the remaining 4 underwent subtotal gastrectomy and 57 patients received adjuvant chemotherapy with fluoropyrimidines...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050290/gmi-ablates-cancer-stemness-and-cisplatin-resistance-in-oral-carcinomas-stem-cells-through-il-6-stat3-signaling-inhibition
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Tung Yuan Wang, Cheng-Chia Yu, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Yi-Wen Liao, Chuan-Hang Yu, Ming-Yung Chou
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been identified to exert tumor-initiating ability, resulting in the recurrence, metastasis and chemoresistance of oral squamous cell carcinomas. In the present study, we showed that GMI, an immunomodulatory protein from Ganoderma microsporum, induc ed a cytotoxic effect in oral carcinomas stem cells (OCSCs). Treatment of GMI dose-dependently inhibited the expression of CSC markers, including ALDH1 activity and CD44 positivity. Moreover, GMI suppressed the self-renewal property, colony formation, migration, and invasion abilities as well as potentiated chemo-sensitivity in OCSCs...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050282/effective-antitumor-peptide-vaccines-can-induce-severe-autoimmune-pathology
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Hussein Sultan, Jimena Trillo-Tinoco, Paulo Rodriguez, Esteban Celis
Immunotherapy has shown a tremendous success in treating cancer. Unfortunately, this success is frequently associated with severe autoimmune pathology. In this study, we used the transgenic RIP-gp mouse model to assess the antitumor therapeutic benefit of peptide vaccination while evaluating the possible associated autoimmune pathology. We report that palmitoylated gp33-41 peptide and poly-IC adjuvant vaccine (BiVax) generated ∼ 5-10 % of antigen specific T cell responses in wild type and supposedly immune tolerant RIP-gp mice...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049915/adult-primary-cervical-extra-osseous-ewing-s-sarcoma-a-case-report-and-short-literature-review
#17
Haytham Eloqayli
INTRODUCTION: Primary spinal epidural extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma (EES) is extremely rare, with a peak incidence in the second decade of life. EES in old people is challenging to treat due to the lack of specific guidelines. In this paper, I present a unique case of adult primary cervical epidural EES with a 13-month follow-up. A short literature review of the therapeutic approaches and prognosis is also presented. PRESENTATION OF CASE: I present a case of a 49-year old male patient who presented with right upper limb pain, numbness, hand grip weakness, and hyperreflexia of 3 months duration...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049806/results-of-treatment-for-thymic-neuroendocrine-tumours-multicentre-clinicopathological-study
#18
Naoko Ose, Hajime Maeda, Masayoshi Inoue, Eiichi Morii, Yasushi Shintani, Hiroshi Matsui, Hirohito Tada, Tositeru Tokunaga, Kenji Kimura, Yasushi Sakamaki, Yukiyasu Takeuchi, Kenjiro Fukuhara, Hiroshi Katsura, Teruo Iwasaki, Meinoshin Okumura
OBJECTIVES: A thymic neuroendocrine tumour (TNET) is rare, and few comprehensive reports of treatment results have been presented. To clarify the clinicopathological characteristics of TNET in affected patients, outcomes were retrospectively examined using cases accumulated in a multicentre survey. METHODS: Thirty patients (25 men and 5 women) who underwent surgical resection or biopsy procedures at 10 institutions of the Thoracic Surgery Study Group of Osaka University (TSSGO) between January 1986 and June 2015 and pathologically diagnosed with TNET were enrolled...
August 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049797/astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-is-overexpressed-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-associated-with-increased-tumour-angiogenesis
#19
Qiuping Ding, Yingrong Chen, Shunli Dong, Xuting Xu, Jin Liu, Pengtao Song, Caihua Yu, Zhihong Ma
OBJECTIVES: Astrocyte elevated gene-1 (AEG-1) functions to mediate angiogenesis, and its upregulation is responsible for tumour angiogenesis during cancer development. This study analysed AEG-1 expression in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for association with NSCLC clinicopathological features and tumour angiogenesis. METHODS: The expression of AEG-1, vascular endothelial growth factor and intratumoural microvessel density (assessed using the expression of CD105) was detected by immunohistochemistry in 88 paired tumour tissue and adjacent normal tissue specimens obtained from NSCLC patients...
October 13, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049744/extended-pleurectomy-decortication-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-in-the-elderly-the-need-for-an-inclusive-yet-selective-approach
#20
Annabel Jane Sharkey, Rocco Bilancia, Sara Tenconi, Apostolos Nakas, David A Waller
OBJECTIVES: The median age at diagnosis of patients with pleural mesothelioma in the UK is 73 years. Recent series have shown the feasibility of extended pleurectomy decortication in the elderly, but with continuing debate about the efficacy of this treatment, we reviewed our experience to identify more detailed selection criteria. METHODS: We reviewed prospectively collected data on all patients from 1999 to 2016 undergoing extended pleurectomy decortication...
July 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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