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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148824/biobanking-of-fresh-frozen-cancer-tissue-rna-is-stable-independent-of-tissue-type-with-less-than-1-hour-of-cold-ischemia
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Sang Yong Song, Jonghyun Jun, Miyeon Park, Seo Kyu Park, Wonju Choi, Kyunghee Park, Kee-Taek Jang, Myoyong Lee
BACKGROUND: The effects of preanalytical variables in tissue processing and storage periods on RNA quality of tissues have been well documented in each type of cancer. However, few studies have been performed on a comparative assessment of the impacts across different cancer tissues, even though it is well known that RNase activity is highly variable in various tissue types and RNase-rich tissues have been found to yield low-quality RNA. METHODS: We investigated the impacts of cold ischemia times and long-term storage on RNA integrity in various types of cancer tissue, which had been fresh-frozen and collected at the Samsung Medical Center Biobank...
November 17, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148538/molecular-testing-for-braf-mutations-to-inform-melanoma-treatment-decisions-a-move-toward-precision-medicine
#2
Liang Cheng, Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Francesco Massari, Gregory T MacLennan, Rodolfo Montironi
Approximately one-half of advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanomas harbor a mutation in the BRAF gene, with V600E being the most common mutation. Targeted therapy with BRAF and MEK inhibitors is associated with significant long-term treatment benefit in patients with BRAF V600-mutated melanoma. Therefore, molecular testing for BRAF mutations is a priority in determining the course of therapy. A literature search was performed using MEDLINE/PubMed and scientific congress databases using the terms 'BRAF,' 'mutation,' and 'cancer/tumor...
November 17, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147682/synthesis-and-application-of-injectable-bioorthogonal-dendrimer-hydrogels-for-local-drug-delivery
#3
Leyuan Xu, Remy C Cooper, Juan Wang, W Andrew Yeudall, Hu Yang
We developed novel dendrimer hydrogels (DH)s on the basis of bioorthogonal chemistry, in which polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimer generation 4.0 (G4) functionalized with strained alkyne dibenzocyclooctyne (DBCO) via PEG spacer (Mn = 2,000 g/mol) underwent strain-promoted azide-alkyne cycloaddition (SPAAC) with polyethylene glycol bisazide (PEG-BA) (Mn= 20,000 g/mol) to generate a dendrimer-PEG cross-linked network. This platform offers a high degree of functionality and modularity. A wide range of structural parameters including dendrimer generation, degree of PEGylation, loading density of clickable DBCO groups, PEG-BA chain length as well as the ratio of clickable dendrimer to PEG-BA and their concentrations can be readily manipulated to tune chemical and physical properties of DHs...
August 14, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146246/nanoparticle-formulation-improves-doxorubicin-efficacy-by-enhancing-host-antitumor-immunity
#4
Eric M Mastria, Leon Y Cai, Matthew J Kan, Xinghai Li, Jeffrey L Schaal, Steven Fiering, Michael D Gunn, Mark W Dewhirst, Smita K Nair, Ashutosh Chilkoti
Strategies that enhance the host antitumor immune response promise to revolutionize cancer therapy. Optimally mobilizing the immune system will likely require a multi-pronged approach to overcome the resistance developed by tumors to therapy. Recently, it has become recognized that doxorubicin can contribute to re-establishing host antitumor immunity through the generation of immunogenic cell death. However, the potential for delivery strategies to further enhance the immunological effects of doxorubicin has not been adequately examined...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145543/association-of-ipilimumab-with-safety-and-antitumor-activity-in-women-with-metastatic-or-recurrent-human-papillomavirus-related-cervical-carcinoma
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Stephanie Lheureux, Marcus O Butler, Blaise Clarke, Mihaela C Cristea, Lainie P Martin, Katia Tonkin, Gini F Fleming, Anna V Tinker, Hal W Hirte, Daliah Tsoref, Helen Mackay, Neesha C Dhani, Prafull Ghatage, Johanne Weberpals, Stephen Welch, Nhu-An Pham, Vinicius Motta, Valentin Sotov, Lisa Wang, Katherine Karakasis, Smitha Udagani, Suzanne Kamel-Reid, Howard Z Streicher, Patricia Shaw, Amit M Oza
Importance: Based on evidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced immune evasion, immunotherapy may be an attractive strategy in cervical cancer. Ipilimumab is a fully humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4), which acts to downregulate the T-cell immune response. Objective: To assess the safety and antitumor activity of ipilimumab in recurrent cervical cancer. Design, Setting, and Participants: A multicenter trial was designed for patients with metastatic cervical cancer (squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma) with measurable disease and progression after at least 1 line of platinum chemotherapy...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145421/radiographic-prediction-of-meningioma-grade-by-semantic-and-radiomic-features
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Thibaud P Coroller, Wenya Linda Bi, Elizabeth Huynh, Malak Abedalthagafi, Ayal A Aizer, Noah F Greenwald, Chintan Parmar, Vivek Narayan, Winona W Wu, Samuel Miranda de Moura, Saksham Gupta, Rameen Beroukhim, Patrick Y Wen, Ossama Al-Mefty, Ian F Dunn, Sandro Santagata, Brian M Alexander, Raymond Y Huang, Hugo J W L Aerts
OBJECTIVES: The clinical management of meningioma is guided by tumor grade and biological behavior. Currently, the assessment of tumor grade follows surgical resection and histopathologic review. Reliable techniques for pre-operative determination of tumor grade may enhance clinical decision-making. METHODS: A total of 175 meningioma patients (103 low-grade and 72 high-grade) with pre-operative contrast-enhanced T1-MRI were included. Fifteen radiomic (quantitative) and 10 semantic (qualitative) features were applied to quantify the imaging phenotype...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144790/evaluation-of-ki-67-index-in-core-needle-biopsies-and-matched-breast-cancer-surgical-specimens
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Soomin Ahn, Junghye Lee, Min-Sun Cho, Sanghui Park, Sun Hee Sung
CONTEXT: - The Ki-67 index is strongly prognostic and is used as a surrogate marker to distinguish luminal A from luminal B breast cancer types. OBJECTIVE: - To investigate differences in Ki-67 index between core needle biopsy samples and matched surgical samples in breast cancer. DESIGN: - We included patients with invasive breast cancer who did not receive neoadjuvant therapy. A total of 89 pairs of core needle biopsies and surgical specimens were collected, and the Ki-67 index was assessed in hot spot areas using an image analyzer...
November 16, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139187/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-paclitaxel-delivery-into-porcine-airway-walls-by-a-new-endobronchial-drug-delivery-catheter
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Hisashi Tsukada, Plamena Entcheva-Dimitrov, Armin Ernst, Samaan Rafeq, John H Keating, Kirk P Seward, Lonny Yarmus
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Intratumoral administration of chemotherapeutic agents is a treatment modality that has proven efficacious in reducing the recurrence of tumours and increases specificity of treatment while minimizing systemic side effects. Direct intratumoral injection of malignant airway obstruction has potential therapeutic benefits but tissue drug concentrations and side-effect profiles are poorly understood. METHODS: Bronchial wall injection of generic paclitaxel (PTX) (102 injections of 0...
November 14, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137675/human-hyaluronic-acid-synthase-1-promotes-malignant-transformation-via-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-micronucleation-and-centrosome-abnormalities
#9
Nguyet Nguyen, Awanit Kumar, Simi Chacko, Rodney J Ouellette, Anirban Ghosh
BACKGROUND: Human hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules are synthesized by three membrane spanning Hyaluronic Acid Synthases (HAS1, HAS2 and HAS3). Of the three, HAS1 is found to be localized more into the cytoplasmic space where it synthesizes intracellular HA. HA is a ubiquitous glycosaminoglycan, mainly present in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and on the cell surface, but are also detected intracellularly. Accumulation of HA in cancer cells, the cancer-surrounding stroma, and ECM is generally considered an independent prognostic factors for patients...
November 14, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137420/anti-angiogenic-and-anti-tumor-effects-of-metronomic-use-of-novel-liposomal-zoledronic-acid-depletes-tumor-associated-macrophages-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#10
Xin-Jun Cai, Zeng Wang, Jia-Wei Cao, Jian-Jun Ni, Ying-Ying Xu, Jun Yao, Hong Xu, Fang Liu, Gao-Yi Yang
Zoledronic acid (ZOL) has been used as an adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. It is suggested that ZOL might be associated with inhibition of macrophages, which in turn reduces tumor growth, metastasis and tumor angiogenesis. Moreover, metronomic therapy can inhibit tumor angiogenesis and tumor immune cells. Previously we developed ZOL based cationic liposomes that allowed a higher intratumor delivery of drug compared with free ZOL in vivo. Therefore, in this study, Asn-Gly-Arg (NGR) and PEG2000 were used as ligands to modify the surface of liposomes (NGR-PEG-LP-ZOL) in metronomic therapy to clear the tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and inhibit the formation of tumor angiogenesis, achieving the purpose of anti-tumor growth...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135959/intratumoral-delivery-of-doxorubicin-on-folate-conjugated-graphene-oxide-by-in-situ-forming-thermo-sensitive-hydrogel-for-breast-cancer-therapy
#11
Yi Teng Fong, Chih-Hao Chen, Jyh-Ping Chen
By taking advantage of the pH-sensitive drug release property of graphene oxide (GO) after intracellular uptake, we prepared folic acid (FA)-conjugated GO (GOFA) for targeted delivery of the chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin (DOX). GOFA-DOX was further encapsulated in an injectable in-situ forming thermo-sensitive hyaluronic acid-chitosan-g-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (HACPN) hydrogel for intratumoral delivery of DOX. As the degradation time of HACPN could be extended up to 3 weeks, intratumoral delivery of GOFA-DOX/HACPN could provide controlled and targeted delivery of DOX through slow degradation HACPN and subsequent cellular uptake of released GOFA-DOX by tumor cells through interactions of GOFA with folate receptors on the tumor cell's surface...
November 14, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134440/ki67-labeling-index-assessment-and-prognostic-role-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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Günter Klöppel, Stefano La Rosa
In 1983, a monoclonal antibody, Ki67, was generated, that labeled the nuclei of proliferating non-neoplastic and neoplastic cells. The name Ki67 derived from the city of Kiel (Ki) where the antibody was produced in the university department of pathology and refers to the number of the original clone (67). Systematic assessment of the proliferative activity of tumors using Ki67 started in the 1990s, when Ki67, which only worked on frozen tissue, was complemented by the antibody MIB-1 that also worked in formalin-fixed tissues...
November 13, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133942/canine-parvovirus-ns1-gene-and-chicken-anemia-vp3-gene-induce-partial-oncolysis-of-canine-transmissible-venereal-tumor
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Aubid Hussain Bhat, Bhaskar Ganguly, Ashok Kumar Tiwari, Arup Kumar Das
The oncolytic effect of Canine Parvovirus ns1 gene and Chicken Anemia vp3 gene in naturally occurring cases of Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor (CTVT) is being reported. Dogs suffering from CTVT (N = 18) were systematically randomized into three groups viz. A, B, and C (n = 6). Animals of the groups A, B, and C received 100 µg of the ns1 gene, vp3 gene, and ns1  +  vp3 gene combination, respectively, for three weeks intratumorally at weekly intervals; results were normalized against base values before commencement of therapy and after complete remission that were taken as negative and positive controls, respectively...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132812/the-antitumor-effect-of-folic-acid-conjugated-auricularia-auricular-polysaccharide-cisplatin-complex-on-cervical-carcinoma-cells-in-nude-mice
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Junqiang Qiu, Hua Zhang, Zhenyu Wang, Didi Liu, Shumin Liu, Wei Han, Joe M Regenstein, Lin Geng
A tumor-targeted, folic acid (FA) conjugated-Auricularia auricular polysaccharide (AAP) -cis-diaminedichloroplatinum (CDDP) complex (FA-AAP-CDDP) was used for cervical carcinoma chemotherapy. The drug delivery system was able to enhance the antitumor potency of CDDP, and to reduce the toxic side effects of CDDP. The kidney of mice treated by FA-AAP-CDDP complex had higher superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase activities, and lower malondialdehyde. FA-AAP-CDDP complex could induce more interleukin-2, interleukin-4, and interferon-γ in mice...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130628/characterization-of-genetic-intratumor-heterogeneity-in-colorectal-cancer-and-matching-patient-derived-spheroid-cultures
#15
Sigrid Salling Árnadóttir, Maria Jeppesen, Philippe Lamy, Jesper Bertram Bramsen, Iver Nordentoft, Michael Knudsen, Søren Vang, Mogens Rørbaek Madsen, Ole Thastrup, Jacob Thastrup, Claus Lindbjerg Andersen
Patient-derived in vitro cultures of colorectal cancer (CRC) may help guide treatment strategies prior to patient treatment. However, most previous studies have been performed on a single biopsy per tumor. The purpose of this study was to analyze multiple spatially distinct biopsies from CRCs and see how well intratumor heterogeneity (ITH) was recapitulated in matching patient-derived spheroids. Three to five biopsies were collected from six CRC tumors. Each biopsy was split in two; one half was used for spheroid culturing, the other half was used for DNA and RNA purification...
November 11, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129918/intratumoral-cd40-activation-and-checkpoint-blockade-induces-t-cell-mediated-eradication-of-melanoma-in-the-brain
#16
Manisha Singh, Christina Vianden, Mark J Cantwell, Zhimin Dai, Zhilan Xiao, Meenu Sharma, Hiep Khong, Ashvin R Jaiswal, Faisal Faak, Yared Hailemichael, L M E Janssen, Uddalak Bharadwaj, Michael A Curran, Adi Diab, Roland L Bassett, David J Tweardy, Patrick Hwu, Willem W Overwijk
CD40 agonists bind the CD40 molecule on antigen-presenting cells and activate them to prime tumor-specific CD8(+) T cell responses. Here, we study the antitumor activity and mechanism of action of a nonreplicating adenovirus encoding a chimeric, membrane-bound CD40 ligand (ISF35). Intratumoral administration of ISF35 in subcutaneous B16 melanomas generates tumor-specific, CD8(+) T cells that express PD-1 and suppress tumor growth. Combination therapy of ISF35 with systemic anti-PD-1 generates greater antitumor activity than each respective monotherapy...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129161/navigation-through-inter-and-intratumoral-heterogeneity-of-endocrine-resistance-mechanisms-in-breast-cancer-a-potential-role-for-liquid-biopsies
#17
Florian Reinhardt, André Franken, Tanja Fehm, Hans Neubauer
The majority of breast cancers are hormone receptor positive due to the expression of the estrogen and/or progesterone receptors. Endocrine therapy is a major treatment option for all disease stages of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer and improves overall survival. However, endocrine therapy is limited by de novo and acquired resistance. Several factors have been proposed for endocrine therapy failures, which include molecular alterations in the estrogen receptor pathway, altered expression of cell-cycle regulators, autophagy, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition as a consequence of tumor progression and selection pressure...
November 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126837/antiandrogens-reduce-intratumoral-androgen-concentrations-and-induce-androgen-receptor-expression-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-xenografts
#18
Matias Knuuttila, Arfa Mehmood, Riikka Huhtaniemi, Emrah Yatkin, Merja R Häkkinen, Riikka Oksala, Teemu D Laajala, Henrik Ryberg, David J Handelsman, Tero Aittokallio, Seppo Auriola, Claes Ohlsson, Asta Laiho, Laura L Elo, Petra Sipilä, Sari I Mäkelä, Matti Poutanen
The development of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is associated with the activation of intratumoral androgen biosynthesis and an increase in androgen receptor (AR) expression. We recently demonstrated that similarly to the clinical CRPC, orthotopically grown castration-resistant VCaP (CR-VCaP) xenografts express high levels of AR and retain intratumoral androgen concentrations similar to tumors grown in intact mice. Here, we show that antiandrogen treatment (enzalutamide or ARN-509) significantly reduced (10-fold, P < 0...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126141/gastric-carcinomas-with-lymphoid-stroma-categorization-and-comparison-with-solid-type-colonic-carcinomas
#19
Raul S Gonzalez, Justin M M Cates, Frank Revetta, Loralee A McMahon, Kay Washington
Objectives: To determine whether histologic features could help identify gastric carcinomas with lymphoid stroma associated with microsatellite instability (MSI) (ie, "medullary carcinomas"), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection (termed lymphoepithelioma-like carcinomas in other organ systems), or neither. Methods: We identified 17 solid-type gastric carcinomas with lymphoid stroma, assessed EBV and MSI status, and compared features across groups. We also compared them with 51 solid-type colorectal adenocarcinomas...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124315/the-class-i-iv-hdac-inhibitor-mocetinostat-increases-tumor-antigen-presentation-decreases-immune-suppressive-cell-types-and-augments-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy
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David Briere, Niranjan Sudhakar, David M Woods, Jill Hallin, Lars D Engstrom, Ruth Aranda, Harrah Chiang, Andressa L Sodré, Peter Olson, Jeffrey S Weber, James G Christensen
Checkpoint inhibitor therapy has led to major treatment advances for several cancers including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Despite this, a significant percentage of patients do not respond or develop resistance. Potential mechanisms of resistance include lack of expression of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1), decreased capacity to present tumor antigens, and the presence of an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. Mocetinostat is a spectrum-selective inhibitor of class I/IV histone deacetylases (HDACs), a family of proteins implicated in epigenetic silencing of immune regulatory genes in tumor and immune cells...
November 9, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
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