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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776598/less-versus-more-radical-surgery-in-stage-ib1-cervical-cancer-a-population-based-study-of-long-term-survival
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Jill H Tseng, Alessia Aloisi, Yukio Sonoda, Ginger J Gardner, Oliver Zivanovic, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Mario M Leitao
BACKGROUND: Standard surgical treatment for women with stage IB1 cervical cancer consists of radical hysterectomy. This study assesses survival outcomes of those treated with less radical surgery (LRS; conization, trachelectomy, simple hysterectomy) compared to more radical surgery (MRS; modified radical, radical hysterectomy). METHODS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database, we identified women <45 years with FIGO stage IB1 cervical cancer diagnosed from 1/1998 to 12/2012...
May 15, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543522/diet-therapy-for-cancer-prevention-and-treatment-based-on-traditional-persian-medicine
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Behjat Javadi
Cancer is the second leading cause of death with profound socio-economic consequences worldwide. Growing evidence suggests the crucial role of diet on cancer prevention and treatment. In Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) there is a major focus on contribution of special diet and foods to cancer management. In the present article, the cytotoxic and antitumor activities of several food items including plants and animal products recommended by TPM as anticancer agents are discussed. Strong evidence supports the anticancer effects of beetroot (Beta vulgris) and its major compound betanin, cinnamon and cinnamaldehyde, barley (H...
April 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533862/analytical-validation-of-a-novel-multiplex-test-for-detection-of-advanced-adenoma-and-colorectal-cancer-in-symptomatic-patients
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Roslyn Dillon, Lisa J Croner, John Bucci, Stefanie N Kairs, Jia You, Sharon Beasley, Mark Blimline, Rochele B Carino, Vicky C Chan, Danissa Cuevas, Jeff Diggs, Megan Jennings, Jacob Levy, Ginger Mina, Alvin Yee, Bruce Wilcox
Early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) is key to reducing associated mortality. Despite the importance of early detection, approximately 40% of individuals in the United States between the ages of 50-75 have never been screened for CRC. The low compliance with colonoscopy and fecal-based screening may be addressed with a non-invasive alternative such as a blood-based test. We describe here the analytical validation of a multiplexed blood-based assay that measures the plasma concentrations of 15 proteins to assess advanced adenoma (AA) and CRC risk in symptomatic patients...
May 30, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512739/-6-gingerol-enhances-the-radiosensitivity-of-gastric-cancer-via-g2-m-phase-arrest-and-apoptosis-induction
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Youjun Luo, Xue Chen, Lumeng Luo, Qi Zhang, Caixia Gao, Xibing Zhuang, Sujuan Yuan, Tiankui Qiao
Ionizing radiation (IR) is the main modality for locoregional control of unresectable gastric cancer (GC). [6]-Gingerol is an active major phenolic compound isolated from ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), and it has been demonstrated to possess antitumor activity in previous studies. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the potential activity of [6]-gingerol as a radiosensitizer and to further explore the underlying mechanism. A CCK-8 assay revealed that [6]-gingerol inhibited the cell viability of HGC-27 cells in a dose-dependent manner (P<0...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462602/6-shogaol-induces-caspase-independent-paraptosis-in-cancer-cells-via-proteasomal-inhibition
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Divya Nedungadi, Anupama Binoy, Nanjan Pandurangan, Sanjay Pal, Bipin G Nair, Nandita Mishra
An α, β-unsaturated carbonyl compound of ginger, 6-Shogaol (6S), induced extensive cytoplasmic vacuolation and cell death in breast cancer cell (MDA-MB-231) and non-small lung cancer (A549) cells. In the presence of autophagic inhibitors the cells continued to exhibit cytoplasmic vacuolation and cell death clearly distinguishing it from the classic autophagic process. 6S induced death did not exhibit the characteristic apoptotic features like caspase cleavage, phosphatidyl serine exposure and DNA fragmentation...
March 15, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454952/probing-the-interaction-of-the-phytochemical-6-gingerol-from-the-spice-ginger-with-dna
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Poovvathingal Haris, Varughese Mary, Chellappanpillai Sudarsanakumar
6-Gingerol [5-hydroxy-1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl) decan-3-one], the bio-active ingredient of the popular Indian spice ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), is well-known for its pharmacological and physiological actions. The potent antioxidant, antiemetic, antiulcer, antimicrobial, analgesic, hypoglycemic, antihypertensive, antihyperlipidemic, immunostimulant, anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, and cancer prevention activities of 6-Gingerol has been investigated and explored. 6-Gingerol is a good candidate for the treatment of various cancers including prostrate, pancreatic, breast, skin, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and renal cancer...
July 1, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445099/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-correlations-in-the-development-of-ginger-extract-as-an-anticancer-agent
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Rao Mukkavilli, Chunhua Yang, Reenu Singh Tanwar, Roopali Saxena, Sushma R Gundala, Yingyi Zhang, Ahmed Ghareeb, Stephan D Floyd, Subrahmanyam Vangala, Wei-Wen Kuo, Padmashree C G Rida, Ritu Aneja
Anticancer efficacy of ginger phenolics (GPs) has been demonstrated in various in vitro assays and xenograft mouse models. However, only sub-therapeutic plasma concentrations of GPs were detected in human and mouse pharmacokinetic (PK) studies. Intriguingly, a significant portion of GPs occurred as phase II metabolites (mainly glucuronide conjugates) in plasma. To evaluate the disposition of GPs and understand the real players responsible for efficacy, we performed a PK and tissue distribution study in mice...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433681/zerumbone-targets-the-cxcr4-rhoa-and-pi3k-mtor-signaling-axis-to-reduce-motility-and-proliferation-of-oral-cancer-cells
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Nur Syafinaz Zainal, Chai Phei Gan, Beng Fye Lau, Pei San Yee, Kai Hung Tiong, Zainal Ariff Abdul Rahman, Vyomesh Patel, Sok Ching Cheong
BACKGROUND: The CXCR4-RhoA and PI3K-mTOR signaling pathways play crucial roles in the dissemination and tumorigenesis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Activation of these pathways have made them promising molecular targets in the treatment of OSCC. Zerumbone, a bioactive monocyclic sesquiterpene isolated from the rhizomes of tropical ginger, Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Roscoe ex Sm. has displayed promising anticancer properties with the ability to modulate multiple molecular targets involved in carcinogenesis...
January 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417850/efficacy-of-ginger-in-ameliorating-acute-and-delayed-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-among-patients-with-lung-cancer-receiving-cisplatin-based-regimens-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiangfeng Li, Ying Qin, Wei Liu, Xiao-Yu Zhou, Ya-Nan Li, Li-Ying Wang
Nausea and vomiting are among the most common and distressing side effects of chemotherapy. Additional antiemetic drugs are urgently needed to effectively manage and ameliorate chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). The efficacy of ginger as an antiemetic modality for ameliorating CINV has not been established in previous studies. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of ginger, as an adjuvant drug to standard antiemetic therapy, in ameliorating acute and delayed CINV in patients with lung cancer receiving cisplatin-based regimens...
February 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373100/impact-of-eml4-alk-variant-on-resistance-mechanisms-and-clinical-outcomes-in-alk-positive-lung-cancer
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Jessica J Lin, Viola W Zhu, Satoshi Yoda, Beow Y Yeap, Alexa B Schrock, Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack, Nicholas A Jessop, Ginger Y Jiang, Long P Le, Kyle Gowen, Philip J Stephens, Jeffrey S Ross, Siraj M Ali, Vincent A Miller, Melissa L Johnson, Christine M Lovly, Aaron N Hata, Justin F Gainor, Anthony J Iafrate, Alice T Shaw, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou
Purpose Advanced anaplastic lymphoma kinase ( ALK) fusion-positive non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) are effectively treated with ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However, clinical outcomes in these patients vary, and the benefit of TKIs is limited as a result of acquired resistance. Emerging data suggest that the ALK fusion variant may affect clinical outcome, but the molecular basis for this association is unknown. Patients and Methods We identified 129 patients with ALK-positive NSCLC with known ALK variants...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360814/postmenopausal-breast-cancer-and-oestrogen-associations-with-the-iga-coated-and-iga-noncoated-faecal-microbiota
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James J Goedert, Xing Hua, Agata Bielecka, Isao Okayasu, Ginger L Milne, Gieira S Jones, Mutsunori Fujiwara, Rashmi Sinha, Yunhu Wan, Xia Xu, Jacques Ravel, Jianxin Shi, Noah W Palm, Heather Spencer Feigelson
BACKGROUND: The diversity and composition of the gut microbiota may affect breast cancer risk by modulating systemic levels of oestrogens and inflammation. The current investigation tested this hypothesis in postmenopausal women by identifying breast cancer associations with an inflammation marker, oestrogen levels, and faecal microbes that were or were not coated with mucosal immunoglobulin A (IgA). METHODS: In this population-based study, we compared 48 postmenopausal breast cancer cases (75% stage 0-1, 88% oestrogen-receptor positive) to 48 contemporaneous, postmenopausal, normal-mammogram, age-matched controls...
February 20, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340992/prospective-comparative-study-of-laparoscopic-narrow-band-imaging-nbi-versus-standard-imaging-in-gynecologic-oncology
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Alessia Aloisi, Yukio Sonoda, Ginger J Gardner, Kay J Park, Sarah L Elliott, Qin C Zhou, Alexia Iasonos, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum
BACKGROUND: Narrow band imaging (NBI) is an optic filtration enhancement for endoscopy that uses two wavelengths of light (415 and 540 nm) to highlight superficial microvascular patterns. It has been successfully utilized to improve identification of lesions with abnormal vasculature, which is associated with endometriosis and endometrial cancer. Case studies suggest it may also facilitate surgical staging of gynecologic cancer, which is critical in determining appropriate adjuvant therapies...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332042/protective-effects-of-indian-spice-curcumin-against-amyloid-%C3%AE-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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P Hemachandra Reddy, Maria Manczak, Xiangling Yin, Mary Catherine Grady, Andrew Mitchell, Sahil Tonk, Chandra Sekhar Kuruva, Jasvinder Singh Bhatti, Ramesh Kandimalla, Murali Vijayan, Subodh Kumar, Rui Wang, Jangampalli Adi Pradeepkiran, Gilbert Ogunmokun, Kavya Thamarai, Kandi Quesada, Annette Boles, Arubala P Reddy
The purpose of our article is to assess the current understanding of Indian spice, curcumin, against amyloid-β (Aβ)-induced toxicity in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. Natural products, such as ginger, curcumin, and gingko biloba have been used as diets and dietary supplements to treat human diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular, respiratory, infectious, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndromes, and neurological disorders. Products derived from plants are known to have protective effects, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-arthritis, pro-healing, and boosting memory cognitive functions...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287195/-6-shogaol-attenuates-inflammation-cell-proliferation-via-modulate-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ap-1-oncogenic-signaling-in-7-12-dimethylbenz-a-anthracene-induced-oral-carcinogenesis
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Govindhan Annamalai, Kathiresan Suresh
Nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) and activator protein 1 (AP-1) is a major transcription factor which regulates many biological and pathological processes such as inflammation and cell proliferation, which are major implicates in cancer progression. [6]-Shogaol ([6]-SHO) is a major constituent of ginger, exhibits various biological properties such as anti-oxidants, anti-inflammation and anti-tumor. Recently, we proven that [6]-SHO prevents oral squamous cell carcinoma by activating proapoptotic factors in in vitro and in vivo experimental model...
February 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214818/colorectal-cancer-screening-completion-among-individuals-with-and-without-mental-illnesses-a-comparison-of-2-screening-methods
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Bobbi Jo H Yarborough, Ginger C Hanson, Nancy A Perrin, Scott P Stumbo, Carla A Green
PURPOSE: Cancer mortality is worse among people with psychiatric disorders. The purpose of this study was to compare facilitators and rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening between people with and without mental illnesses. DESIGN: We conducted a secondary analysis using data from a general population cohort study (N = 92 445) that assessed effects of 2 types of CRC screening test kits-guaiac fecal occult blood testing (gFOBT) and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT)-on CRC screening completion...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187559/reprograming-of-glucose-metabolism-by-zerumbone-suppresses-hepatocarcinogenesis
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Nissar Ahmad Wani, Bo Zhang, Kun-Yu Teng, Juan M Barajas, Tasneem Motiwala, Peng Hu, Lianbo Yu, Rafael Brüschweiler, Kalpana Ghoshal, Samson T Jacob
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most prevalent and highly aggressive liver malignancy with limited therapeutic options. Here, the therapeutic potential of zerumbone, a sesquiterpene derived from the ginger plant Zingiber zerumbet , against HCC was explored. Zerumbone inhibited proliferation and clonogenic survival of HCC cells in a dose-dependent manner by arresting cells at the G2 -M phase and inducing apoptosis. To elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms, a phosphokinase array was performed that showed significant inhibition of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR and STAT3 signaling pathways in zerumbone-treated HCC cells...
February 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168275/6-shogaol-induces-apoptosis-and-enhances-radiosensitivity-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-lines
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Ulana Kotowski, Lorenz Kadletz, Sven Schneider, Elisabeth Foki, Rainer Schmid, Rudolf Seemann, Dietmar Thurnher, Gregor Heiduschka
Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is used for a wide array of conditions in traditional medicine in Asia, but little is known about the effect on head and neck cancer. In this study, the effect of two major pharmacologically active compounds of ginger, 6-gingerol and 6-shogaol, were studied on head and neck cancer cell lines. Furthermore, experiments in combination with established treatment methods for head and neck cancer were performed. Proliferation assays showed a dose-dependent reduction of cell viability...
February 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069785/-10-gingerol-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-metastatic-dissemination-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-vivo
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Ana Carolina B M Martin, Angelina M Fuzer, Amanda B Becceneri, James Almada da Silva, Rebeka Tomasin, Delphine Denoyer, Soo-Hyun Kim, Katherine A McIntyre, Helen B Pearson, Belinda Yeo, Aadya Nagpal, Xiawei Ling, Heloisa S Selistre-de-Araújo, Paulo Cézar Vieira, Marcia R Cominetti, Normand Pouliot
There is increasing interest in the use of non-toxic natural products for the treatment of various pathologies, including cancer. In particular, biologically active constituents of the ginger oleoresin ( Zingiber officinale Roscoe) have been shown to mediate anti-tumour activity and to contribute to the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antiemetic properties of ginger. Here we report on the inhibitory properties of [10]-gingerol against metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) in vitro and in vivo ...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055172/evaluation-of-the-antioxidant-impact-of-ginger-based-kombucha-on-the-murine-breast-cancer-model
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Samaneh Salafzoon, Hamideh Mahmoodzadeh Hosseini, Raheleh Halabian
Background Abnormal metabolism is a common event in cancerous cells. For example, the increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, particularly due to aerobic respiration during invasive stage, results in cancer progression. Herein, the impact of kombucha tea prepared from ginger on the alteration of antioxidant agents was assessed in the breast cancer animal model. Methods Two types of kombucha tea with or without ginger were administered to BALB/c mice before and after tumor challenge. Superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA) were evaluated in tumor, liver and kidney...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040187/palliative-radiation-therapy-for-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-efficacy-and-predictors-of-clinical-response
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Ginger Jiang, Tracy Balboni, Allison Taylor, Joyce Liu, Larissa J Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to report response rates and predictors of response to palliative radiotherapy (RT) for recurrent ovarian cancer. METHODS/MATERIALS: Database review identified 64 patients with symptomatic ovarian cancer recurrence who received a total of 76 courses of RT for 103 indications from March 2003 to August 2014. Radiotherapy indications were pain (44%), bleeding (32%), obstruction (15%), and other (9%). Responses were categorized as complete, partial, or none; all response (AR) was the sum of complete and partial responses...
January 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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