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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911838/antagonists-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-receptor-induce-apoptosis-specifically-in-retinoblastoma-cells
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Wai Kit Chu, Ka Sin Law, Sun On Chan, Jason Cheuk Sing Yam, Li Jia Chen, Hao Zhang, Herman S Cheung, Norman L Block, Andrew V Schally, Chi Pui Pang
Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common intraocular cancer in children worldwide. Current treatments mainly involve combinations of chemotherapies, cryotherapies, and laser-based therapies. Severe or late-stage disease may require enucleation or lead to fatality. Recently, RB has been shown to arise from cone precursor cells, which have high MDM2 levels to suppress p53-mediated apoptosis. This finding leads to the hypothesis that restoring apoptosis mechanisms in RBs could specifically kill the cancer cells without affecting other retinal cells...
November 23, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901317/dendrimer-stabilized-gold-nanostars-as-a-multifunctional-theranostic-nanoplatform-for-ct-imaging-photothermal-therapy-and-gene-silencing-of-tumors
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Ping Wei, Jingwen Chen, Yong Hu, Xin Li, Han Wang, Mingwu Shen, Xiangyang Shi
Development of versatile nanomaterials combining diagnostic and therapeutic functionalities within one single nanoplatform is extremely important for tumor theranostics. In this work, the authors report the synthesis of a gold nanostar (Au NS)-based theranostic platform stabilized with cyclic arginine-glycine-aspartic (Arg-Gly-Asp, RGD) peptide-modified amine-terminated generation 3 poly(amidoamine) dendrimers. The formed RGD-modified dendrimer-stabilized Au NSs (RGD-Au DSNSs) are used as a gene delivery vector to complex small interfering RNA (siRNA) for computed tomography (CT) imaging, thermal imaging, photothermal therapy (PTT), and gene therapy of tumors...
November 30, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896250/clinical-efficacy-of-photodynamic-therapy
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Ye-Kyu Park, Choong-Hak Park
OBJECTIVE: The management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and early invasive cancer of the uterine cervix is very difficult to approach, especially in case of young woman who wants to preserve her fertility. Conization of the cervix may have various kinds of disadvantage. The objective of this clinical retrospective study is to investigate the therapeutic effects and clinical efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) including combined chemo-photodynamic therapy in patients with pre-malignant CIN and malignant invasive cervical cancer...
November 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892715/incorporation-of-chemotherapeutic-agent-and-photosensitizer-in-a-low-temperature-sensitive-liposome-for-effective-chemo-hyperthermic-anticancer-activity
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Hanh Thuy Nguyen, Tuan Hiep Tran, Raj Kumar Thapa, Tung Thanh Pham, Jee-Heon Jeong, Yu Seok Youn, Han-Gon Choi, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we combined chemo- and hyperthermia therapy in a low temperature-sensitive liposome (LTSL) for potential cancer treatment. METHODS: Docetaxel (DOC) and indocyanine green (ICG) as a therapeutic agent and photosensitizer, respectively, were incorporated in a low temperature-sensitive liposome (LTSL/DI). Nanoparticles were evaluated for the physicochemical characterizations, in vitro uptake and cytotoxicity, and furthermore in vivo anticancer activity...
November 28, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892545/erythrocyte-membrane-based-cationic-polymer-mcdna-complexes-as-an-efficient-gene-delivery-system
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Ping Huang, Jing Zhao, Chiju Wei, Xiaohu Hou, Pingzhang Chen, Yan Tan, Cheng-Yi He, Zhiyong Wang, Zhi-Ying Chen
Gene therapy has great promise for the treatment of obtained and inherited serious diseases. However, the lack of safe and efficient gene delivery systems remains a barrier for their clinical application. Here, we reported a potential gene delivery vehicle composed of the erythrocyte membrane and cationic polymers, for example the XtremeGENE from Roche and the ε-caprolactone modified polyethylenimine. In addition to high efficiency, this system showed negligible cytotoxicity compared to the two cationic polymers alone in various cell lines, including human embryonic kidney cells (293T), human liver cancer cells (Huh7 and HepG2), murine dendritic cells (DC2...
November 28, 2016: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888870/latest-advances-in-pancreatic-tumours
#6
José Lariño Noia
Pancreatic cancer continues to have a bleak prognosis. Hardly any therapeutic advances have been made in the last few years and consequently most efforts have focused on preventing its development and on diagnosing precursor lesions. In this regard, the use of statins as a preventive factor and the implementation of screening programmes in high-risk patients are gaining ground. In the field of treatment, there is greater focus on the role of neoadjuvant therapy in pancreatic cancer and on a multimodal approach to the disease, with few advances in effective novel therapies...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879037/nanomembrane-based-thermal-transport-biosensor-for-living-cells
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Rami T ElAfandy, Ayman F AbuElela, Pawan Mishra, Bilal Janjua, Hassan M Oubei, Ulrich Büttner, Mohammed A Majid, Tien Khee Ng, Jasmeen S Merzaban, Boon S Ooi
Knowledge of materials' thermal-transport properties, conductivity and diffusivity, is crucial for several applications within areas of biology, material science and engineering. Specifically, a microsized, flexible, biologically integrated thermal transport sensor is beneficial to a plethora of applications, ranging across plants physiological ecology and thermal imaging and treatment of cancerous cells, to thermal dissipation in flexible semiconductors and thermoelectrics. Living cells pose extra challenges, due to their small volumes and irregular curvilinear shapes...
November 23, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866683/interventional-laser-surgery-for-oral-potentially-malignant-disorders-a-longitudinal-patient-cohort-study
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P J Thomson, M L Goodson, K Cocks, J E Turner
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a lethal disease, with rising incidence. There were 6767 new OSCC cases and 2056 deaths in the UK in 2011. Cancers are preceded by oral potentially malignant disorders (PMDs), recognizable mucosal diseases harbouring increased SCC risk, offering clinicians a 'therapeutic window' to intervene. Contemporary practice remains unable to predict lesion behaviour or quantify malignant transformation risk. No clear management guidelines exist and it is unclear from the literature whether early diagnosis and intervention prevents cancer...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865134/polychromatic-light-480-3400nm-similar-to-the-terrestrial-solar-spectrum-without-its-uv-component-in-post-surgical-immunorehabilitation-of-breast-cancer-patients
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Natalia A Zhevago, Alexander A Zimin, Tatyana V Glazanova, Natalia I Davydova, Natalia V Bychkova, Zhanna V Chubukina, Anna I Buinyakova, Marina F Ballyuzek, Kira A Samoilova
To this day, two methods of phototherapy (PT) have been successfully used in post-surgical immunorehabilitation of patients with breast cancer (BC): intravenous laser irradiation of the patients' blood and reinfusion of lympholeukosuspension of BC patients after single irradiation with HeNe laser. The objective of this pilot experimental study was to verify the effectiveness of the percutaneous use of polychromatic visible light combined with polychromatic infrared (pVIS+pIR) radiation similar to the major components of natural solar spectrum in post-surgical management of BC patients...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863373/tumor-targeting-adenovirus-obp-401-inhibits-primary-and-metastatic-tumor-growth-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-orthotopic-nude-mouse-models
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Shuya Yano, Kiyoto Takehara, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Hiroshi Tazawa, Yasuo Urata, Shunsuke Kagawa, Michael Bouvet, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara, Robert M Hoffman
Our laboratory previously developed a highly-invasive, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) variant using serial orthotopic implantation of the human MDA-MB-231 cell line in nude mice. The isolated variant was highly-invasive in the mammary gland and lymphatic channels and metastasized to lymph nodes in 10 of 12 mice compared to 2 of 12 of the parental cell line. In the present study, the tumor-selective telomerase dependent OBP-401 adenovirus was injected intratumorally (i.t.) (1 × 108 PFU) when the high-metastatic MDA-MB-231 primary tumor expressing red fluorescent protein (MDA-MB-231-RFP) reached approximately 500 mm3 (diameter; 10 mm)...
November 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863075/transoral-laser-microsurgery-versus-radiotherapy-for-t2-glottic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-of-local-control-outcomes
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L Warner, K Lee, J J Homer
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews comparing treatment of early glottic cancer with transoral surgery or radiotherapy demonstrate similar oncological outcomes. Most studies of "early stage" laryngeal cancer include Tis, T1a, T1b and T2 cases. The data is dominated by patients with T1 and Tis tumours, although extrapolating these results and applying them for T2 cases may be inappropriate. No previous systematic reviews have focused on T2 cancers as a separate group. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: This review compares local control outcomes for T2 glottic squamous cell carcinoma, treated with transoral microsurgery or external beam radiotherapy...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860415/coordination-induced-assembly-of-intelligent-polysaccharide-based-phototherapeutic-nanoparticles-for-cancer-treatment
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Ye Tian, Ranran Guo, Yajun Wang, Wuli Yang
Smart polysaccharide-based anticancer phototherapeutic nanoparticles are prepared via a coordination-induced assembly process. Upon irradiated with a near infrared laser, the nanoparticles are not only able to simultaneously generate reactive oxygen species and hyperthermia that ablate tumors, but also possess tumor microenvironment-responsive off/on near infrared fluorescence and enhancement in photothermal effect, making them promising theranostic platform of cancer.
November 18, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833963/anterior-commissure-laryngeal-neoplasm-endoscopic-management
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Nicolae Constantin Balica, Mărioara Poenaru, Eugen HoraŢiu Ştefănescu, Eugen Radu Boia, Caius Ion Doroş, Flavia Baderca, Octavian Mazilu
The CO2 laser surgery represents a treatment method of laryngeal bicordal and anterior commissure glottic cancer T1b, T2, N0. In Department of ENT, Timisoara, Romania, during 1.01.2001-31.12.2011 were analyzed 781 files from patients with laryngeal neoplasm. One hundred twenty-seven patients presented the tumor that involved both vocal cords and anterior commissure, stages T1b, T2 and T3. Therapeutic options included CO2 laser microsurgical excision for 55 (43.30%) patients, frontolateral hemilaryngectomy for 16 (12...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827906/t%C3%AE-riii-expression-in-human-breast-cancer-stroma-and-the-role-of-soluble-t%C3%AE-riii-in-breast-cancer-associated-fibroblasts
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Bojana Jovanović, Michael W Pickup, Anna Chytil, Agnieszka E Gorska, Kimberly C Johnson, Harold L Moses, Philip Owens
The TGF-β pathway plays a major role in tumor progression through regulation of epithelial and stromal cell signaling. Dysfunction of the pathway can lead to carcinoma progression and metastasis. To gain insight into the stromal role of the TGF-β pathway in breast cancer, we performed laser capture microdissection (LCM) from breast cancer patients and reduction mammoplasty patients. Microdissected tumor stroma and normal breast stroma were examined for gene expression. Expression of the TGF-β type III receptor (TGFBR3) was greatly decreased in the tumor stroma compared to control healthy breast tissue...
November 4, 2016: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827890/in-vitro-photodynamic-effect-of-phycocyanin-against-breast-cancer-cells
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Subramaniyan Bharathiraja, Hansu Seo, Panchanathan Manivasagan, Madhappan Santha Moorthy, Suhyun Park, Jungwan Oh
C-phycocyanin, a natural blue-colored pigment-protein complex was explored as a novel photosensitizer for use in low-level laser therapy under 625-nm laser illumination. C-phycocyanin produced singlet oxygen radicals and the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) were raised in extended time of treatment. It did not exhibit any visible toxic effect in the absence of light. Under 625-nm laser irradiation, c-phycocyanin generated cytotoxic stress through ROS induction, which killed MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells depending on concentrations...
November 3, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825796/evaluation-of-acute-skin-toxicity-in-breast-radiotherapy-with-a-new-quantitative-approach
#16
Amparo González Sanchis, Luis Brualla González, Jose Luis Sánchez Carazo, Jose Carlos Gordo Partearroyo, Altea Esteve Martínez, Aurora Vicedo González, Jose Luis López Torrecilla
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Current criteria to evaluate acute radiodermatitis are highly subjective so quantification of physiological parameters is needed. We describe a non-invasive method of assessing skin microcirculation in breast cancer patients treated with hypofractionated radiotherapy and correlate them with the CTCAE scale. METHODS: Prospective study of 63 patients where blood flow was measured with real-time laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) at baseline, weekly, and 3-months post-radiotherapy...
November 5, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825696/a-pilot-study-exploring-the-molecular-architecture-of-the-tumor-microenvironment-in-human-prostate-cancer-using-laser-capture-microdissection-and-reverse-phase-protein-microarray
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Elisa Pin, Steven Stratton, Claudio Belluco, Lance Liotta, Ray Nagle, K Alex Hodge, Jianghong Deng, Ting Dong, Elisa Baldelli, Emanuel Petricoin, Mariaelena Pierobon
The cross-talk between tumor epithelium and surrounding stromal/immune microenvironment is essential to sustain tumor growth and progression and provides new opportunities for the development of targeted treatments focused on disrupting the tumor ecology. Identification of novel approaches to study these interactions is of primary importance. Using laser capture microdissection (LCM) coupled with reverse phase protein microarray (RPPA) based protein signaling activation mapping we explored the molecular interconnection between tumor epithelium and surrounding stromal microenvironment in 18 prostate cancer (PCa) specimens...
October 14, 2016: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824756/adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-after-treatment-for-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia
#18
Tone Bjørge, Gry B Skare, Line Bjørge, Ameli Tropé, Stefan Lönnberg
OBJECTIVE: To explore associations between specific treatments for intraepithelial or early invasive cervical lesions and adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study in which treatment data from the Cancer Registry of Norway were linked to the Medical Birth Registry of Norway to identify adverse pregnancy outcomes. All women (n=545,243) with singleton births (N=943,321) in Norway during 1998-2014 were included; 9,554 of births were in women treated before delivery...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820832/quantitative-multi-parametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-tumor-response-to-photodynamic-therapy
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Tom J L Schreurs, Stefanie J Hectors, Igor Jacobs, Holger Grüll, Klaas Nicolay, Gustav J Strijkers
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to characterize response to photodynamic therapy (PDT) in a mouse cancer model using a multi-parametric quantitative MRI protocol and to identify MR parameters as potential biomarkers for early assessment of treatment outcome. METHODS: CT26.WT colon carcinoma tumors were grown subcutaneously in the hind limb of BALB/c mice. Therapy consisted of intravenous injection of the photosensitizer Bremachlorin, followed by 10 min laser illumination (200 mW/cm2) of the tumor 6 h post injection...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816643/tetraphenylporphyrin-derivatives-possessing-piperidine-group-as-potential-agents-for-photodynamic-therapy
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Ping-Yong Liao, Ying-Hua Gao, Xin-Rong Wang, Lei-Lei Bao, Jun Bian, Tai-Shan Hu, Mei-Zhen Zheng, Yi-Jia Yan, Zhi-Long Chen
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a noninvasive therapeutic and promising procedure in cancer treatment and has attracted considerable attention in recent years. In the present paper, 2-piperidinetetraphenylporphyrin derivatives (P1-P3) conjugated with different substituents (Cl, Me, MeO group) at phenyl position were synthesized via nucleophilic substitution of 2-nitroporphyrin copper derivatives with piperidine by refluxing under a nitrogen atmosphere and then demetalization. The combination of (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and HR-MS was used to elucidate the identities of them...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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