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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351121/serum-immunoglobulin-g4-in-discriminating-autoimmune-pancreatitis-from-pancreatic-cancer-a-diagnostic-meta-analysis
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Cong Dai, Qin Cao, Min Jiang, Ming-Jun Sun
OBJECTIVE: Differentiation between autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and pancreatic cancer (PC) is a clinical challenge. Emerging published data on the accuracy of serum immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) for the differential diagnosis between AIP and PC are inconsistent. The objective of our study was to perform a meta-analysis evaluating the clinical utility of serum IgG4 in the differential diagnosis between AIP and PC. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search of multiple electronic databases...
January 18, 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349927/treatment-related-toxicities-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-advanced-cancers-a-meta-analysis
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Johnathan Man, Georgia Ritchie, Matthew Links, Sally Lord, Chee Khoon Lee
BACKGROUND: We performed a meta-analysis to quantify toxic death, adverse events (AEs) and treatment discontinuation due to AEs from checkpoint inhibitors (CI). METHODS: We searched for randomized trials with adequate reporting for toxicity outcomes. Pooled risk ratios were estimated for CI versus chemotherapy or different combinations of these agents. RESULTS: Twenty trials of five different cancers with 10 794 patients with performance status 0 or 1 were identified...
January 19, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349819/incidence-and-predictors-of-sudden-cardiac-death-after-heart-transplantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ana C Alba, Farid Foroutan, Nicholas Kwet Vong Ng Fat Hing, Chun-Po S Fan, Cedric Manlhiot, Heather J Ross
PORPUSE: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is an important post-transplant problem being responsible for approximately 10% of deaths. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate incidence and predictors of post-heart transplant SCD, and use of implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). METHODS: Citations were identified in electronic databases and references of included studies. Observational studies on adults reporting on incidence and predictors of post-transplant SCD and ICD use were selected...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348899/curative-versus-palliative-treatments-for-colorectal-cancer-with-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wenqiong Wu, Shipeng Yan, Xianzhen Liao, Haifang Xiao, Zhongxi Fu, Lizhang Chen, Jinsong Mou, Haibo Yu, Lian Zhao, Xiangguo Liu
The objective of this study was to provide an up-to-date summary of the current evidence that may be useful for updating guidelines. We comprehensively searched the published literatures and conferences for studies that compared curative with palliative treatments in colorectal cancer patients with peritoneal metastasis. The primary outcomes considered in this study were three- and five-year overall survival rates. We pooled data across studies and estimated summary effect sizes. Overall, patients who received curative treatments had improved three-year survival (hazard ratio (HR), 2...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348896/prognostic-value-of-long-non-coding-rna-pvt1-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-various-cancers-a-meta-analysis
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Shikai Zhu, Ping Shuai, Chong Yang, Yun Zhang, Shan Zhong, Xingchao Liu, Kai Chen, Qin Ran, Hongji Yang, Yu Zhou
Background: Plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1) has recently been reported to be aberrantly expressed and serves as a prognostic biomarker in many types of cancers. However, its prognostic significance remains controversial. Here, we conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the prognostic value of PVT1 expression in cancers. Results: A total of 2109 patients from 20 studies were included. The results showed that elevated PVT1 expression predicted a poor outcome for overall survival (OS) in nine types of cancers (HR = 1...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348895/upregulated-sox9-expression-indicates-worse-prognosis-in-solid-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Haihua Ruan, Shuangyan Hu, Hongyu Zhang, Gang Du, Xiaoting Li, Xiaobo Li, Xichuan Li
It was recently reported that increased SOX9 expression drives tumor growth and promotes cancer invasion during human tumorigenicity and metastasis. However, the prognostic value of SOX9 for the survival of patients with solid tumors remains controversial. The present meta-analysis was thus performed to highlight the link between dysregulated SOX9 expression and prognosis in cancer patients. A systematic literature search was conducted using the electronic databases PubMed, Web of Science and Embase to identify eligible studies...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348894/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tivantinib-in-the-treatment-of-solid-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hao Zhang, Zhengqiang Bao, Hongwei Liao, Wen Li, Zhihua Chen, Huahao Shen, Songmin Ying
Background: Tivantinib was designed to kill cancers by targeting the mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) protein. Although numerous tivantinib clinical trials are ongoing, tivantinib's efficacy and safety are still not clear. This meta-analysis was done to evaluate tivantinib's efficacy and safety in solid tumor treatment. Materials and Methods: PUBMED, EMBASE, and other databases were searched for eligible tivantinib clinical trials. The hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) of progression-free and overall survival (PFS and OS, respectively) were pooled and analyzed to evaluate tivantinib's efficacy...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348893/diagnostic-accuracy-of-dna-methylation-in-detection-of-gastric-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Weiling Hu, Wenfang Zheng, Qifang Liu, Hua Chu, Shujie Chen, John J Kim, Jiaguo Wu, Jianmin Si
Emerging studies demonstrate the diagnostic utility of DNA methylation-based blood test for gastric cancer. The aim of the meta-analysis is to evaluate the accuracy of blood DNA methylation markers for detecting patients with gastric cancer. A systematic literature search to November 2016 that evaluated DNA methylation markers utilizing blood specimen to detect gastric cancer were selected to derive pooled sensitivities and specificities. 32 studies including 4,172 patients (gastric cancer (N = 2,098), control (N = 2,074)) met the study criteria...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348892/association-between-cadmium-exposure-and-diabetes-mellitus-risk-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ming Wu, Jukun Song, Chen Zhu, Yadong Wang, Xinhai Yin, Guanglei Huang, Ke Zhao, Jianguo Zhu, Zhuhui Duan, Lingkai Su
Cadmium (Cd) is a pollutant with multiple adverse health effects: cancer, renal dysfunction, osteoporosis and fracture, and cardiovascular disease. Several population-based studies found an association between Cd and diabetes mellitus (DM), but this association is inconsistent with other research. We conducted meta-analysis to examine relationship between urinary/blood Cd exposure and DM risk. Pertinent studies were identified by searching PubMed and Embase databases, and combined odds ratio (OR) and corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI) were applied to evaluate said association...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348890/adoptive-immunotherapy-shows-encouraging-benefit-on-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Binghao Zhao, Wenxiong Zhang, Dongliang Yu, Jianjun Xu, Yiping Wei
Although adoptive immunotherapy (AIT) is a novel emerging target treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), its actual efficacy remains controversial. In this meta-analysis, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of AIT for NSCLC. We systematically searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Medline, and Web of Science for relevant parallel randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and high-quality observation studies of AIT without any language restrictions. Two investigators reviewed all the texts and extracted information regarding overall survival rate (OS), progression-free survival rate (PFS), objective response rate (ORR), and disease control rate (DCR) from eligible studies; sensitivity analyses and subgroup analyses were also conducted to reduce heterogeneity Of 319 suitable studies, 15 studies (13 RCTs and 2 observation studies) involving 1684 patients were finally included...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348863/no-association-between-tp53-arg72pro-polymorphism-and-ovarian-cancer-risk-evidence-from-10113-subjects
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Anqi Zhang, Ting-Yan Shi, Yuan Zhao, Junmiao Xiang, Danyang Yu, Zongwen Liang, Chaoyi Xu, Qiong Zhang, Yue Hu, Danhan Wang, Jing He, Ping Duan
The TP53 gene product is an important regulator of cell growth and a tumor suppressor. The association between TP53 Arg72Pro polymorphism and ovarian cancer risk has been widely investigated, but the results are contradictory. We therefore searched the PubMed, EMBASE and Chinese Biomedical databases for studies on the relation between TP53 Arg72Pro polymorphism and ovarian cancer risk. Our final meta-analysis included 24 published studies with 3271 cases and 6842 controls. Pooled results indicated that there was no significant association between TP53 Arg72Pro polymorphism and ovarian cancer risk [Pro/Pro vs...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345357/the-prognostic-value-of-pi3k-mutational-status-in-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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N Sobhani, G Roviello, S P Corona, M Scaltriti, A Ianza, M Bortul, F Zanconati, D Generali
Breast cancer (BC) is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide. The availability of reliable biomarkers of response/resistance to cancer treatments would benefit patients and clinicians allowing for a better selection of BC patients most likely to respond to a specific treatment. Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) enzymes are involved in numerous cellular- functions and processes. The gene encoding for PI3K catalytic subunit p110α is mutated in 20-40% of BC. We performed a meta-analysis of the current literature on randomized clinical trials, investigating the role of PIK3CA mutational status as prognostic factor and predictor of response to anti-cancer treatments...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344682/68ga-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-psma-positron-emission-tomography-pet-for-primary-staging-of-high-risk-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Julia Corfield, Marlon Perera, Damien Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk
PURPOSE: To systematically review currently available data on 68Ga-prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) used for the primary staging of high-risk prostate cancer. METHODS: We performed critical reviews of EMBASE, Web of Science (including MEDLINE) and Cochrane databases in October 2016 according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis statement. We included studies that utilized 68Ga-PSMA PET for primary staging of prostate cancer...
January 17, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344290/prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-in-resected-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Yang Yang, Danhong Zhang, Xia Zhou, Wuan Bao, Yonglin Ji, Liming Sheng, Lei Cheng, Ying Chen, Xianghui Du, Guoqin Qiu
Background: The use of PCI in early operable patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is still controversial. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis to investigate the effects of PCI in resected SCLC patients. Methods: Relevant studies were identified from PubMed and EMBASE databases, the pooled hazard risks were obtained by the random-effects model. We also analyzed the brain metastasis (BM) risk in p-stage I patients without PCI. Results: Five retrospective studies were identified and a total of 1691 patients were included in our analysis, 315 of them received PCI...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343205/a-network-meta-analysis-on-the-diagnostic-value-of-different-imaging-methods-for-lymph-node-metastases-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer
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Qian Luo, Lan Luo, Liang Tang
PURPOSE: We performed this network meta-analysis to compare the diagnostic value of 4 imaging methods (magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, computed tomography, and diffusion-weighted imaging) for diagnosing lymph node metastases in cervical cancer. METHOD: Diagnostic tests regarding different imaging methods to diagnose lymph node metastases in cervical cancer were retrieved from the Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Embase electronic databases from inception to December 2016...
January 1, 2018: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342211/correction-a-meta-analysis-of-the-association-between-esr1-genetic-variants-and-the-risk-of-breast-cancer
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Taishun Li, Jun Zhao, Jiaying Yang, Xu Ma, Qiaoyun Dai, Hao Huang, Lina Wang, Pei Liu
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2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342205/correction-cholecystectomy-can-increase-the-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-10-cohort-studies
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Yong Zhang, Hao Liu, Li Li, Min Ai, Zheng Gong, Yong He, Yunlong Dong, Shuanglan Xu, Jun Wang, Bo Jin, Jianping Liu, Zhaowei Teng
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181852.].
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341878/concentrations-of-arsenic-and-lead-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-carcinogenic-risk-assessment
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Yadolah Fakhri, Geir Bjørklund, Anoushiravan Mohseni Bandpei, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Hassan Keramati, Rokhsane Hosseini Pouya, Anvar Asadi, Nazak Amanidaz, Mansour Sarafraz, Amir Sheikhmohammadi, Zahra Baninameh, Seyed Mohsen Mohseni, Maryam Sarkhosh, Seyed Mehdi Ghasemi
Exposure to heavy metals such as arsenic (As), lead (Pb), and cadmium (Cd) in either the short or the long term can cause cancers in humans. Dietary intake and consumption of rice (Oryza sativa L.) is increasing in Iran, and several studies on the concentration of heavy metals in rice have been carried out in this country in recent years. In this perspective, the main objective of the present study was to investigate, even via a meta-analysis of the existing literature, the presence of As and Pb in rice from many geographical areas in Iran, as well as to estimate the carcinogenic risk of these heavy metals in rice consumers...
January 13, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341152/meta-analysis-of-the-prognostic-value-of-cpg-island-methylator-phenotype-in-gastric-cancer
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A G M T Powell, S Soul, A Christian, W G Lewis
BACKGROUND: CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) has been identified as a distinct molecular subtype of gastric cancer, yet associations with survival are conflicting. A meta-analysis was performed to estimate the prognostic significance of CIMP. METHODS: Embase, MEDLINE, PubMed, PubMed Central and Cochrane databases were searched systematically for studies related to the association between CIMP and survival in patients undergoing potentially curative resection for gastric cancer...
January 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340113/prognostic-role-of-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-esophageal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#20
Qing-Tao Zhao, Xiao-Peng Zhang, Hua Zhang, Guo-Chen Duan
Purpose: The prognostic role of inflammation index like platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in esophageal cancer remains controversial. We evaluated the prognostic significance of PLR in esophageal cancer patients. Methods: We searched databases to identify relevant literatures. Pooled hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the prognostic value of PLR in patients with esophageal cancer. Results: A total of 6,699 patients from 16 studies (17 cohorts) were finally enrolled in the meta-analysis...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
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