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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541641/update-on-rare-epithelial-ovarian-cancers-based-on-the-rare-ovarian-tumors-young-investigator-conference
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Ji Yon Agnes Jang, Nozomu Yanaihara, Eric Pujade-Lauraine, Yoshiki Mikami, Katsutoshi Oda, Michael Bookman, Jonathan Ledermann, Muneaki Shimada, Takako Kiyokawa, Byoung Gie Kim, Noriomi Matsumura, Tsunehisa Kaku, Takafumi Kuroda, Yoko Nagayoshi, Ayako Kawabata, Yasushi Iida, Jae Weon Kim, Michael Quinn, Aikou Okamoto
There has been significant progress in the understanding of the pathology and molecular biology of rare ovarian cancers, which has helped both diagnosis and treatment. This paper provides an update on recent advances in the knowledge and treatment of rare ovarian cancers and identifies gaps that need to be addressed by further clinical research. The topics covered include: low-grade serous, mucinous, and clear cell carcinomas of the ovary. Given the molecular heterogeneity and the histopathological rarity of these ovarian cancers, the importance of designing adequately powered trials or finding statistically innovative ways to approach the treatment of these rare tumors has been emphasized...
July 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540996/factors-associated-with-emotional-distress-in-children-and-adolescents-during-early-treatment-for-cancer
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In Jung Sohn, Jung Woo Han, Seung Min Hahn, Dong Ho Song, Chuhl Joo Lyu, Keun Ah Cheon
PURPOSE: Children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer experience emotional distress, such as sadness, worrying, and irritability. However, there is little information about the psychological well-being of parents at the time of their child's diagnosis. We sought to identify factors that were associated with emotional distress in cancer patients as a basis for developing innovative psychological interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on patients newly diagnosed with cancer at a single center in Korea from 2014 to 2016...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540419/therapy-assessment-in-prostate-cancer-using-choline-and-psma-pet-ct
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Francesco Ceci, Ken Herrmann, Boris Hadaschik, Paolo Castellucci, Stefano Fanti
While PET with non-FDG tracers (mainly choline and Ga-PSMA) has commonly been used for restaging in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer, as well as for primary staging, it is only recently that a few preliminary studies have addressed the possible use of PET for monitoring the response to systemic therapy of metastatic disease, especially innovative treatments such as abiraterone and enzalutamide. This article aims to evaluate the role of PET imaging with different non-FDG radiotracers for assessment of therapy in advanced prostate cancer patients...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529947/immune-checkpoint-blockade-for-hematologic-malignancies-a-review
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Matthew J Pianko, Yuzhou Liu, Srishti Bagchi, Alexander M Lesokhin
Immune checkpoint blockade has revolutionized the treatment of cancer, with impressive responses seen in a broad variety of tumor types. Blockade of immune checkpoints and immune signaling antibodies has shown promise in multiple types of hematologic malignancies (HMs), with dramatic single agent responses for pembrolizumab and nivolumab in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). In this review, we outline the current state of immune checkpoint blockade drug development in HMs, and discuss mechanisms of activity and resistance, and highlight potential targets in the immune tumor microenvironment (TME)...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529179/mitochondria-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-targets-for-a-better-insulin-sensitivity-in-skeletal-muscle
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Alexis Boulinguiez, Bart Staels, Helene Duez, Steve Lancel
Obesity and its associated metabolic disorders represent a major health burden, with economic and social consequences. Although adapted lifestyle and bariatric surgery are effective in reducing body weight, obesity prevalence is still rising. Obese individuals often become insulin-resistant. Obesity impacts on insulin responsive organs, such as the liver, adipose tissue and skeletal muscle, and increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and cancer. In this review, we discuss the effects of obesity and insulin resistance on skeletal muscle, an important organ for the control of postprandial glucose...
May 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523494/-a-future-amalgamation-between-the-scientist-and-the-clinician
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Sarah Haywood-Small
Personalized medicine is gaining momentum and analytical methods such as MS are ideally situated to provide coherent imaging of human disease. The cancer research field is already starting to benefit from the MS imaging applications; non-cancerous diseases will hopefully enjoy the same success. Often, the way forward is to embrace several techniques, which can complement and verify each other. This approach can be seen as less confrontational as everyone can play a part in the development of a new working practice...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516345/performance-and-cost-evaluation-of-health-information-systems-using-micro-costing-and-discrete-event-simulation
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Olfa Rejeb, Claire Pilet, Sabri Hamana, Xiaolan Xie, Thierry Durand, Saber Aloui, Anne Doly, Pierre Biron, Lionel Perrier, Vincent Augusto
Innovation and health-care funding reforms have contributed to the deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve patient care. Many health-care organizations considered the application of ICT as a crucial key to enhance health-care management. The purpose of this paper is to provide a methodology to assess the organizational impact of high-level Health Information System (HIS) on patient pathway. We propose an integrated performance evaluation of HIS approach through the combination of formal modeling using the Architecture of Integrated Information Systems (ARIS) models, a micro-costing approach for cost evaluation, and a Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) approach...
May 17, 2017: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503956/sacituzumab-govitecan-an-antibody-drug-conjugate
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Sheena Sahota, Linda T Vahdat
Despite advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer, patients with metastatic cancer have limited therapeutic options after initial lines of therapy. Understanding tumor biology has translated into the identification of actionable targets that resulted in therapeutics. Antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) are capitalizing on this explosion of scientific information. ADCs allow an antibody to a unique target to be conjugated via an innovative linker, to a highly toxic drug which is delivered to its target...
May 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503645/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-an-innovation-in-immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-and-management-of-patients-with-cancer
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Jennifer Dine, RuthAnn Gordon, Yelena Shames, Mary Kate Kasler, Margaret Barton-Burke
Cancer survival rates are generally increasing in the United States. These trends have been partially attributed to improvement in therapeutic strategies. Cancer immunotherapy is an example of one of the newer strategies used to fight cancer, which primes or activates the immune system to produce antitumor effects. The first half of this review paper concisely describes the cell mechanisms that control antitumor immunity and the major immunotherapeutic strategies developed to target these mechanisms. The second half of the review discusses in greater depth immune checkpoint inhibitors that have recently demonstrated tremendous promise for the treatment of diverse solid tumor types, including melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, and others...
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501249/new-strategies-in-rectal-cancer
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Guilherme Pagin São Julião, Angelita Habr-Gama, Bruna Borba Vailati, Sergio Eduardo Alonso Araujo, Laura Melina Fernandez, Rodrigo Oliva Perez
In recent years, our understanding of rectal cancer has improved, including how locally advanced disease responds to chemotherapy and radiation. This has led to new innovations and advances in the treatment of rectal cancer, which includes organ-preserving strategies for responsive disease, and minimally invasive approaces for the performance of total mesorectal excision/protectomyh for persistently advanced disease. This article discusses new strategies for rectal cancer therapy, including Watch and Wait, local excision, minimally invasive proctectomy, and transanal total mesorectal excision particularly in the setting of preoperative multimodality treatment...
June 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499601/multicomponent-nanocrystals-with-anti-stokes-luminescence-as-contrast-agents-for-modern-imaging-techniques
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A N Generalova, B N Chichkov, E V Khaydukov
Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) have recently attracted great attention in theranostics due to their exceptional optical and physicochemical properties, which enable the design of a novel UCNP-based nanoplatform for luminescent imaging, temperature mapping, sensing, and therapy. In addition, UCNPs are considered to be ideal building blocks for development of multimodal probes for cells and whole body imaging, exploiting simple variation of host matrix, dopant ions, and surface chemistry...
May 4, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495690/intensive-care-in-thoracic-oncology
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Anne-Pascale Meert, Bogdan Grigoriu, Marc Licker, Paul E Van Schil, Thierry Berghmans
The admission of lung cancer patients to intensive care is related to postprocedural/postoperative care and medical complications due to cancer or its treatment, but is also related to acute organ failure not directly related to cancer.Despite careful preoperative risk management and the use of modern surgical and anaesthetic techniques, thoracic surgery remains associated with high morbidity, related to the extent of resection and specific comorbidities. Fast-tracking processes with timely recognition and treatment of complications favourably influence patient outcome...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495000/prognostic-value-of-tumor-volume-for-patients-with-advanced-lung-cancer-treated-with-chemotherapy
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Chung-Feng Jeffrey Kuo, Bo-Han Ke, Nain-Ying Wu, Joseph Kuo, Hsian-He Hsu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We aim to develop a reference system utilizing computed tomography to calculate changes in tumor volume of lung cancer patients after chemotherapy to assist physicians in clinical treatment and evaluation. METHODS: Image processing techniques were used to analyze the computed tomography of lung cancer, locate the tumor, and calculate the tumor volume. The medical indicator was then evaluated and analyzed. We examined the correlation between reduced tumor volume and survival duration of 88 patients after chemotherapy at Tri-Service General Hospital, Taiwan...
June 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490289/combating-mutations-in-genetic-disease-and-drug-resistance-understanding-molecular-mechanisms-to-guide-drug-design
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Amanda T S Albanaz, Carlos H M Rodrigues, Douglas E V Pires, David B Ascher
Mutations introduce diversity into genomes, leading to selective changes and driving evolution. These changes have contributed to the emergence of many of the current major health concerns of the 21st century, from the development of genetic diseases and cancers to the rise and spread of drug resistance. The experimental systematic testing of all mutations in a system of interest is impractical and not cost-effective, which has created interest in the development of computational tools to understand the molecular consequences of mutations to aid and guide rational experimentation...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482548/innovative-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-coated-with-silica-and-conjugated-with-linoleic-acid-effect-on-tumor-cell-growth-and-viability
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Giuliana Muzio, Marta Miola, Sara Ferraris, Marina Maggiora, Elisa Bertone, Maria Paola Puccinelli, Marina Ricci, Ester Borroni, Rosa Angela Canuto, Enrica Verné, Antonia Follenzi
One of the goals for the development of more effective cancer therapies with reduced toxic side effects is the optimization of innovative treatments to selectively kill tumor cells. The use of nanovectors loaded with targeted therapeutic payloads is one of the most investigated strategies. In this paper superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) coated by a silica shell or uncoated, were functionalized with single-layer and bi-layer conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Silica was used to protect the magnetic core from oxidation, improve the stability of SPIONs and tailor their surface reactivity...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481448/bio-inspired-solute-enables-preservation-of-human-oocytes-using-minimum-volume-vitrification
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Jung Kyu Choi, Rami El Assal, Nicholas Ng, Elizabeth Ginsburg, Raymond M Anchan, Utkan Demirci
The ability to cryopreserve human oocytes has significant potential for fertility preservation. Current cryopreservation methods still suffer from the use of conventional cryoprotectants, such as dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), causing loss of viability and function. Such injuries result from the toxicity and high concentration of cryoprotectants as well as mechanical damage of cells due to ice crystal formation during the cooling and rewarming processes. Here, we report preservation of human oocytes following vitrification using an innovative bio-inspired cryoprotectant integrated with a minimum volume vitrification approach...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476040/efficacy-of-a-hsp90-inhibitor-ganetespib-in-preclinical-thyroid-cancer-models
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Shu-Fu Lin, Jen-Der Lin, Chuen Hsueh, Ting-Chao Chou, Chun-Nan Yeh, Ming-Huang Chen, Richard J Wong
Heat shock protein 90 is a molecular chaperon that maintains the correct folding and function of multiple client proteins. The inhibition of heat shock protein 90, which leads to the simultaneous degradation of multiple proteins involved in oncogenic signaling pathways, has revealed an innovative strategy to treat a variety of cancer types. We evaluated the therapeutic effects of ganetespib, a heat shock protein 90 inhibitor, in treating thyroid cancer. Ganetespib effectively inhibited cell proliferation in a dose-dependent manner in eight cell lines originating from four major histologic types of thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular, anaplastic and medullary)...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471759/advancing-the-science-of-myocardial-recovery-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-a-working-group-of-the-national-heart-lung-and-blood-institute
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Stavros G Drakos, Francis D Pagani, Martha S Lundberg, J Timothy Baldwin
The medical burden of heart failure (HF) has spurred interest in clinicians and scientists to develop therapies to restore the function of a failing heart. To advance this agenda, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened a Working Group of experts from June 2 to 3, 2016, in Bethesda, Maryland, to develop NHLBI recommendations aimed at advancing the science of cardiac recovery in the setting of mechanical circulatory support (MCS). MCS devices effectively reduce volume and pressure overload that drives the cycle of progressive myocardial dysfunction, thereby triggering structural and functional reverse remodeling...
April 29, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469389/roadmap-to-a-comprehensive-clinical-data-warehouse-for-precision-medicine-applications-in-oncology
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David J Foran, Wenjin Chen, Huiqi Chu, Evita Sadimin, Doreen Loh, Gregory Riedlinger, Lauri A Goodell, Shridar Ganesan, Kim Hirshfield, Lorna Rodriguez, Robert S DiPaola
Leading institutions throughout the country have established Precision Medicine programs to support personalized treatment of patients. A cornerstone for these programs is the establishment of enterprise-wide Clinical Data Warehouses. Working shoulder-to-shoulder, a team of physicians, systems biologists, engineers, and scientists at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have designed, developed, and implemented the Warehouse with information originating from data sources, including Electronic Medical Records, Clinical Trial Management Systems, Tumor Registries, Biospecimen Repositories, Radiology and Pathology archives, and Next Generation Sequencing services...
2017: Cancer Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457903/endotherapy-for-bile-leaks-from-isolated-ducts-after-hepatic-resection-a-long-awaited-challenge
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Massimiliano Mutignani, Edoardo Forti, Stefanos Dokas, Francesco Pugliese, Paola Fontana, Alberto Tringali, Lorenzo Dioscoridi
BACKGROUND: Bile leakage is a common complication after hepatic resection [1-4] (Donadon et al., 2016; Dechene et al., 2014; Zimmitti et al., 2013; Yabe et al., 2016). Endotherapy is the treatment of choice for this complication except for bile leaks originating from isolated ducts; a condition resembling the post laparoscopic cholecystectomy Strasberg type C lesions [5-9] (Lillemo et al., 2000; Gupta and Chandra, 2011; Park et al., 2005; Colovic, 2009; Mutignani et al., 2002). In such cases, surgical repair is complex, often of uncertain result and with a high morbidity and mortality [1] (Donadon et al...
April 6, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
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