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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745358/cross-talk-between-10-gingerol-and-its-anti-cancerous-potential-a-recent-update
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REVIEW
Fang Zhang, Kiran Thakur, Fei Hu, Jian-Guo Zhang, Zhao-Jun Wei
Since time immortal, ginger, as an ancient herb, has been used throughout the world in foods and beverages due to its typical strong and pungent flavor. Besides its use as a spice, it also serves as an excellent source of several bioactive phenolics, including nonvolatile pungent compounds, such as gingerols, paradols, shogaols, and gingerones. Gingerols constitute key ingredients in fresh ginger, with the most abundant being 6-gingerol (6-G), 8-gingerol (8-G), and 10-gingerol (10-G). Many studies have investigated the various valuable pharmacological properties of these ingredients and experimentally verified the mechanistic aspects of their health effects; however, to date, most research on the anti-cancerous activities of gingerols have focused largely on 6-G...
July 26, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741260/the-androgen-receptor-supports-tumor-progression-after-the-loss-of-ovarian-function-in-a-preclinical-model-of-obesity-and-breast-cancer
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Elizabeth A Wellberg, L Allyson Checkley, Erin D Giles, Stevi J Johnson, Robera Oljira, Reema Wahdan-Alaswad, Rebecca M Foright, Greg Dooley, Susan M Edgerton, Sonali Jindal, Ginger C Johnson, Jennifer K Richer, Peter Kabos, Ann D Thor, Pepper Schedin, Paul S MacLean, Steven M Anderson
The androgen receptor (AR) has context-dependent roles in breast cancer growth and progression. Overall, high tumor AR levels predict a favorable patient outcome, but several studies have established a tumor promotional role for AR, particularly in supporting the growth of estrogen receptor positive (ER-positive) breast cancers after endocrine therapy. Our previous studies have demonstrated that obesity promotes mammary tumor progression after ovariectomy (OVX) in a rat model of postmenopausal breast cancer...
July 24, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698459/dietary-natural-products-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Ya Li, Sha Li, Xiao Meng, Ren-You Gan, Jiao-Jiao Zhang, Hua-Bin Li
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among females worldwide. Several epidemiological studies suggested the inverse correlation between the intake of vegetables and fruits and the incidence of breast cancer. Substantial experimental studies indicated that many dietary natural products could affect the development and progression of breast cancer, such as soy, pomegranate, mangosteen, citrus fruits, apple, grape, mango, cruciferous vegetables, ginger, garlic, black cumin, edible macro-fungi, and cereals. Their anti-breast cancer effects involve various mechanisms of action, such as downregulating ER-α expression and activity, inhibiting proliferation, migration, metastasis and angiogenesis of breast tumor cells, inducing apoptosis and cell cycle arrest, and sensitizing breast tumor cells to radiotherapy and chemotherapy...
July 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666335/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicenter-study-of-a-ginger-extract-in-the-management-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-cinv-in-patients-receiving-high-dose-cisplatin
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P Bossi, D Cortinovis, S Fatigoni, M Cossu Rocca, A Fabi, P Seminara, C Ripamonti, S Alfieri, R Granata, C Bergamini, F Agustoni, P Bidoli, F Nolè, M A Pessi, F Macchi, L Michellini, F Montanaro, F Roila
Background: The activity of ginger in the management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) has been suggested, but design inadequacies, heterogeneity of the population, small numbers and poor quality of tested products limit the possibility to offer generalizable results. Patients and methods: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study in patients planned to receive ≥2 chemotherapy cycles with high dose (>50 mg/m 2 ) cisplatin...
June 28, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561655/fertility-cardiac-and-orthopedic-challenges-in-survivors-of-adult-and-childhood-sarcoma
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Emma R Lipshultz, Ginger E Holt, Ranjith Ramasamy, Raphael Yechieli, Steven E Lipshultz
The combination of cisplatin, doxorubicin, and methotrexate was established as the standard backbone of contemporary osteosarcoma therapy in 1986. Since then, however, further improving the survival of patients with osteosarcoma has been challenging-30% to 40% of patients with osteosarcoma still die of this disease. In addition, these patients often experience loss of fertility at a young age, short- and long-term treatment-related cardiotoxicity, and adverse orthopedic effects from surgical resection of the tumor or endoprosthetic reconstructions...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535182/characterization-of-liver-injury-oval-cell-proliferation-and-cholangiocarcinogenesis-in-glutathione-s-transferase-a3-knockout-mice
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Dana R Crawford, Zoran Ilic, Ian Guest, Ginger L Milne, John D Hayes, Stewart Sell
We recently generated glutathione S-transferase (GST) A3 knockout (KO) mice as a novel model to study the risk factors for liver cancer. GSTA3 KO mice are sensitive to the acute cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), confirming the crucial role of GSTA3 in resistance to AFB1. We now report histopathological changes, tumor formation, biochemical changes and gender response following AFB1 treatment as well as the contribution of oxidative stress. Using a protocol of weekly 0.5 mg AFB1/kg administration, we observed extensive oval (liver stem) cell (OC) proliferation within 1-3 weeks followed by microvesicular lipidosis, megahepatocytes, nuclear inclusions, cholangiomas, and small nodules...
May 23, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533126/sonodynamic-therapy-combined-with-novel-anti-cancer-agents-sanguinarine-and-ginger-root-extract-synergistic-increase-in-toxicity-in-the-presence-of-panc-1-cells-in-vitro
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Matthew Prescott, James Mitchell, Stella Totti, Judy Lee, Eirini Velliou, Madeleine Bussemaker
The presence of ultrasound-induced cavitation in sonodynamic therapy (SDT) treatments has previously enhanced the activity and delivery of certain sonosensitisers in biological systems. The purpose of this work was to investigate the potential for two novel anti-cancer agents from natural derivatives, sanguinarine and ginger root extract (GRE), as sonosensitisers in an SDT treatment with in vitro PANC-1 cells. Both anti-cancer compounds had a dose-dependent cytotoxicity in the presence of PANC-1 cells. A range of six discreet ultrasound power-frequency configurations were tested and it was found that the cell death caused directly by ultrasound was likely due to the sonomechanical effects of cavitation...
May 13, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527673/minimal-access-surgery-compared-to-laparotomy-for-secondary-surgical-cytoreduction-in-patients-with-recurrent-ovarian-carcinoma-perioperative-and-oncologic-outcomes
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ane Gerda Z Eriksson, Ashley Graul, Miao C Yu, Anthony Halko, Dennis S Chi, Oliver Zivanovic, Ginger J Gardner, Yukio Sonoda, Richard R Barakat, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Mario M Leitao
OBJECTIVES: To assess the perioperative outcomes of minimal access surgery (MAS) in secondary surgical cytoreduction (SSCR) for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer (ROC); to compare oncologic outcomes with laparotomy (LAP). METHODS: Using an institutional database, we identified all patients with ROC undergoing SSCR from 1/5/09-6/14/14. Selection for MAS or LAP was based on surgeon preference. To minimize selection bias, preoperative imaging was reviewed for all LAP cases...
August 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520645/oxidative-stress-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-premenopausal-women
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Hazel B Nichols, Chelsea Anderson, Alexandra J White, Ginger L Milne, Dale P Sandler
BACKGROUND: Detrimental effects of oxidative stress are widely recognized, but induction of apoptosis and senescence may also have benefits for cancer prevention. Recent studies suggest oxidative stress may be associated with lower breast cancer risk before menopause. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study (N=457 cases, 910 controls) within the NIEHS Sister Study cohort of 50,884 women. Premenopausal women ages 35-54 were eligible for selection. We matched controls 2:1 to cases on age and enrollment year and were breast cancer-free at the time of the corresponding case's diagnosis...
May 17, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503853/glucuronidation-and-its-impact-on-the-bioactivity-of-6-shogaol
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Pei Wang, Yantao Zhao, Yingdong Zhu, Shengmin Sang
SCOPE: 6-shogaol (6S) from ginger has been reported to have diverse bioactivities and can be widely metabolized in animals and humans; however, the impact of glucuronidation on its bioactivity is still largely unknown. This study investigates the glucuronidation of 6S and its effect on cell cytotoxicity and Nrf2-inducing activities of 6S. METHODS AND RESULTS: The glucuronidated metabolite of 6S, 4-O-monoglucuronide 6S (6S-G), was synthesized and characterized for the first time...
May 14, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489511/phase-iii-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-trial-of-celecoxib-in-addition-to-standard-chemotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-cyclooxygenase-2-overexpression-calgb-30801-alliance
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Martin J Edelman, Xiaofei Wang, Lydia Hodgson, Richard T Cheney, Maria Q Baggstrom, Sachdev P Thomas, Ajeet Gajra, Erin Bertino, Karen L Reckamp, Julian Molina, Joan H Schiller, Kisha Mitchell-Richards, Paula N Friedman, Jon Ritter, Ginger Milne, Olwen M Hahn, Thomas E Stinchcombe, Everett E Vokes
Purpose Tumor overexpression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) has been associated with worse outcome in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) 30203, we found that the selective COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib in addition to chemotherapy in advanced NSCLC improved progression-free and overall survival in patients with moderate to high COX-2 expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC). CALGB 30801 (Alliance) was designed to prospectively confirm that finding. Patients and Methods Patients with NSCLC (stage IIIB with pleural effusion or stage IV according to American Joint Committee on Cancer [sixth edition] criteria) were preregistered, and biopsy specimens were analyzed for COX-2 by IHC...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485554/identification-of-aca-28-a-1-acetoxychavicol-acetate-analogue-compound-as-a-novel-modulator-of-erk-mapk-signaling-which-preferentially-kills-human-melanoma-cells
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Ryosuke Satoh, Kanako Hagihara, Kazuki Matsuura, Yoshiaki Manse, Ayako Kita, Tatsuki Kunoh, Takashi Masuko, Mariko Moriyama, Hiroyuki Moriyama, Genzoh Tanabe, Osamu Muraoka, Reiko Sugiura
The extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway is essential for cell proliferation and is frequently deregulated in human tumors such as melanoma. Melanoma remains incurable despite the use of conventional chemotherapy; consequently, development of new therapeutic agents for melanoma is highly desirable. Here, we carried out a chemical genetic screen using a fission yeast phenotypic assay and showed that ACA-28, a synthetic derivative of 1'-acetoxychavicol acetate (ACA), which is a natural ginger compound, effectively inhibited the growth of melanoma cancer cells wherein ERK MAPK signaling is hyperactivated due to mutations in the upstream activating regulators...
May 9, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465637/colors-of-vegetables-and-fruits-and-the-risks-of-colorectal-cancer
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Jeeyoo Lee, Aesun Shin, Jae Hwan Oh, Jeongseon Kim
AIM: To investigate the relationship between the colors of vegetables and fruits and the risk of colorectal cancer in Korea. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted with 923 colorectal cancer patients and 1846 controls recruited from the National Cancer Center in Korea. We classified vegetables and fruits into four groups according to the color of their edible parts (e.g., green, orange/yellow, red/purple and white). Vegetable and fruit intake level was classified by sex-specific tertile of the control group...
April 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402440/a-prospective-study-of-urinary-prostaglandin-e2-metabolite-helicobacter-pylori-antibodies-and-gastric-cancer-risk
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Tianyi Wang, Hui Cai, Wei Zheng, Angelika Michel, Michael Pawlita, Ginger Milne, Yong-Bing Xiang, Yu-Tang Gao, Hong-Lan Li, Nathaniel Rothman, Qing Lan, Xiao-Ou Shu, Meira Epplein
Background: Previous studies suggest that a stable end-product of prostaglandin E2, the urinary metabolite PGE-M, is associated with colorectal cancer, and 1 study of relatively small sample size found an association with gastric cancer among women. In the present study we further investigate the PGE-M, Helicobacter pylori, and gastric cancer association. Methods: The present analysis included 359 prospectively ascertained gastric cancer cases and 700 individually matched controls from the Shanghai Women's and Men's Health Studies...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375931/a-comparison-of-the-detection-of-sentinel-lymph-nodes-using-indocyanine-green-and-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-versus-blue-dye-during-robotic-surgery-in-uterine-cancer
#15
Ane Gerda Eriksson, Anna Beavis, Robert A Soslow, Qin Zhou, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Ginger J Gardner, Oliver Zivanovic, Kara Long Roche, Yukio Sonoda, Mario M Leitao, Elizabeth L Jewell
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess and compare the sentinel lymph node (SLN) detection rate with indocyanine green (ICG) and near-infrared fluorescence imaging versus blue dye using the robotic platform in patients with uterine cancer. METHODS: We identified all patients with uterine cancer undergoing SLN mapping using ICG or blue dye on the robotic platform from January 2011 to December 2013. Our institutional SLN algorithm and pathologic processing protocol were adhered to uniformly...
May 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356756/suppression-of-microrna-629-enhances-sensitivity-of-cervical-cancer-cells-to-1-s-1-acetoxychavicol-acetate-via-regulating-rsu1
#16
Neoh Hun Phuah, Mohamad Nurul Azmi, Khalijah Awang, Noor Hasima Nagoor
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent malignancy affecting women worldwide, but drug resistance and toxicities remain a major challenge in chemotherapy. The use of natural compounds is promising because they are less toxic and able to target multiple signaling pathways. The 1'S-1'-acetoxychavicol acetate (ACA), a natural compound isolated from wild ginger Alpinia conchigera, induced cytotoxicity on various cancer cells including cervical cancer. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short noncoding RNAs that regulate numerous biological processes, such as apoptosis and chemosensitivity...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349496/a-phase-ii-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-of-6-gingerol-as-an-anti-emetic-in-solid-tumor-patients-receiving-moderately-to-highly-emetogenic-chemotherapy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
J Konmun, K Danwilai, N Ngamphaiboon, B Sripanidkulchai, A Sookprasert, S Subongkot
6-Gingerol is a natural compound extracted from ginger. Preclinical studies demonstrated that 6-gingerol has an anti-emetic activity by inhibiting neurokinin-1, serotonin, and dopamine receptors. Several clinical trials examined crude ginger powder for preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), but none of them was conducted with a standardized bioactive compound. Patients who received moderately to highly emetogenic adjuvant chemotherapy were randomized to receive 6-gingerol 10 mg or placebo orally twice daily for 12 weeks...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320945/three-dimensional-culture-system-identifies-a-new-mode-of-cetuximab-resistance-and-disease-relevant-genes-in-colorectal-cancer
#18
Cunxi Li, Bhuminder Singh, Ramona Graves-Deal, Haiting Ma, Alina Starchenko, William H Fry, Yuanyuan Lu, Yang Wang, Galina Bogatcheva, Mohseen P Khan, Ginger L Milne, Shilin Zhao, Gregory Daniel Ayers, Nenggan Li, Huaying Hu, Mary Kay Washington, Timothy J Yeatman, Oliver G McDonald, Qi Liu, Robert J Coffey
We previously reported that single cells from a human colorectal cancer (CRC) cell line (HCA-7) formed either hollow single-layered polarized cysts or solid spiky masses when plated in 3D in type-I collagen. To begin in-depth analyses into whether clonal cysts and spiky masses possessed divergent properties, individual colonies of each morphology were isolated and expanded. The lines thus derived faithfully retained their parental cystic and spiky morphologies and were termed CC (cystic) and SC (spiky), respectively...
April 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315687/-10-gingerol-a-major-phenolic-constituent-of-ginger-root-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#19
Megan M Bernard, Jason R McConnery, David W Hoskin
The ginger rhizome is rich in bioactive compounds, including [6]-gingerol, [8]-gingerol, and [10]-gingerol; however, to date, most research on the anti-cancer activities of gingerols have focused on [6]-gingerol. In this study, we compared [10]-gingerol with [8]-gingerol and [6]-gingerol in terms of their ability to inhibit the growth of human and mouse mammary carcinoma cells. A colorimetric assay based on the enzymatic reduction of 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide revealed that [10]-gingerol was more potent than [6]-gingerol and at least as potent as [8]-gingerol for the inhibition of triple-negative human (MDA-MB-231, MDA-MB-468) and mouse (4T1, E0771) mammary carcinoma cell growth...
March 16, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293493/technique-to-improve-tracheostomy-speaking-valve-tolerance-after-head-and-neck-free-flap-reconstruction
#20
John T Stranix, Keri M Danziger, Veturia L Dumbrava, Ginger Mars, David L Hirsch, Jamie P Levine
Increased upper airway resistance from postoperative changes after major head and neck surgery may cause elevated transtracheal pressures and result in tracheostomy speaking valve intolerance. This may be particularly true among patients with baseline pulmonary disease. We describe a patient recovering from oral cancer resection and flap reconstruction who demonstrated prolonged ventilator dependence and tracheostomy speaking valve intolerance with abnormal tracheal manometry. We attempted to improve speaking valve tolerance through the adaptation of a valve modification intended to reduce transtracheal pressures...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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