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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343156/ectopic-acth-producing-large-cell-neuroendocrine-pancoast-tumour-presenting-as-horner-syndrome
#1
Rajanshu Verma, Alexandra Lambert, Harold H Katz, Scott J Benson
We present an interesting case where a patient is presented with a droopy left eyelid (as part of Horner syndrome) and Cushingoid features which were a result of a Pancoast tumour (apical lung tumour in superior pulmonary sulcus) involving the left lung. This tumour was secreting ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), a paraneoplastic endocrine phenomenon, which resulted in Cushing syndrome symptomatology. Though most ectopic ACTH-producing lung cancers are either small cell or carcinoid tumours, this was in fact a large cell neuroendocrine cancer (LCNEC)...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340378/current-fda-approved-treatments-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-potential-biomarkers-for-its-detection
#2
REVIEW
Karla A Ruiz-Ceja, Yolanda I Chirino
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading worldwide cancer with almost 1.5 million deaths every year. Some drugs for lung cancer treatment have been available on the market for decades, but novel drugs have emerged promising better outcomes, especially for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), which represents 75% of lung cancer cases. However, how much do drugs have evolved for NSCLC treatment? Are they sharing the same mechanism of action? AIM: In this review we analyzed how the approved drugs by Federal Drug Agency for NSCLC have advanced in the last four decades identifying shared mechanism of action of medicines against NSCLC treatment and some of the potential biomarkers for early detection...
March 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339108/very-high-energy-electron-vhee-beams-in-radiation-therapy-treatment-plan-comparison-between-vhee-vmat-and-ppbs
#3
Emil Schüler, Kjell Eriksson, Elin Hynning, Steven L Hancock, Susan M Hiniker, Magdalena Bazalova-Carter, Tony Wong, Quynh-Thu Le, Billy W Loo, Peter G Maxim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of very high energy electron beams (VHEE) beams in comparison to clinically derived treatment plans generated with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and proton pencil beam scanning (PPBS) technology. We developed a custom optimization script that could be applied automatically across modalities to eliminate operator bias during IMRT optimization. METHODS: Four clinical cases were selected (prostate cancer, lung cancer, pediatric brain tumor, and head and neck cancer (HNC))...
March 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337370/role-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-in-lung-cancer-and-targeted-therapies
#4
REVIEW
Tie-Cheng Liu, Xin Jin, Yan Wang, Ke Wang
Lung cancer is the foremost cause of cancer-related deaths world-wide. Both, the major forms of lung cancer, Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and Small cell lung cancers (SCLC), have responded effectively to chemo-, radiation and adjuvant-therapies. Tumor removal through surgery also appeared as a good therapeutic strategy. However, these therapies demonstrated unfavourable side-effects, and hence novel drugs targeting lung cancer emerged essential. Activation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinases is a key reason for lung cancer progression...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337291/cholecystokinin-attenuates-radiation-induced-lung-cancer-cell-apoptosis-by-modulating-p53-gene-transcription
#5
Yi Han, Chongyu Su, Daping Yu, Shijie Zhou, Xiaoyun Song, Shuku Liu, Ming Qin, Yunsong Li, Ning Xiao, Xiaoqing Cao, Kang Shi, Xu Cheng, Zhidong Liu
The deregulation of p53 in cancer cells is one of the important factors by which cancer cells escape from the immune surveillance. Cholecystokinin (CCK) has strong bioactivity in the regulation of a number of cell activities. This study tests a hypothesis that CCK interferes with p53 expression to affect the apoptotic process in lung cancer (tumor) cells. In this study, tumor-bearing mice and A549 cells (a tumor cell line) were irradiated. The expression of CCK and p53 in tumor cells was assessed with RT-qPCR and Western blotting...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332990/continuous-activity-monitoring-during-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
#6
Nitin Ohri, Rafi Kabarriti, William R Bodner, Keyur J Mehta, Viswanathan Shankar, Balazs Halmos, Missak Haigentz, Bruce Rapkin, Chandan Guha, Shalom Kalnicki, Madhur Garg
PURPOSE: To perform a prospective trial testing the feasibility and utility of acquiring activity data as a measure of health status during concurrent chemoradiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ambulatory patients who were planned for treatment with concurrent chemoradiotherapy with curative intent for cancers of the head and neck, lung, or gastrointestinal tract were provided with activity monitors before treatment initiation. Patients were asked to wear the devices continuously throughout the radiation therapy course...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332624/effects-of-icotinib-with-and-without-radiation-therapy-on-patients-with-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-brain-metastases
#7
Yun Fan, Yanjun Xu, Lei Gong, Luo Fang, Hongyang Lu, Jing Qin, Na Han, Fajun Xie, Guoqin Qiu, Zhiyu Huang
EGFR-TKIs and radiation therapy (RT) are the principal treatment for patients with brain metastases (BM) and EGFR mutant NSCLC. However, the optimal use of brain RT for patients with asymptomatic BM remains undefined. A total of 152 patients were identified. 58 patients were excluded. Of the remaining 97 patients, 56 patients received upfront RT followed by icotinib, including WBRT or SRS. 41 patients received icotinib therapy alone. The mOS from diagnosis of BM was 27.0 months for the whole cohort (95% CI, 23...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331416/dna-pk-inhibition-by-nu7441-enhances-chemosensitivity-to-topoisomerase-inhibitor-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cells-by-blocking-dna-damage-repair
#8
Masaaki Yanai, Haruhiko Makino, Bingqiong Ping, Kenichi Takeda, Natsumi Tanaka, Tomohiro Sakamoto, Kosuke Yamaguchi, Masahiro Kodani, Akira Yamasaki, Tadashi Igishi, Eiji Shimizu
BACKGROUND: DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are the most cytotoxic form of DNA damage and are induced by ionizing radiation and specific chemotherapeutic agents, such as topoisomerase inhibitors. Cancer cells acquire resistance to such therapies by repairing DNA DSBs. A major pathway for the repair of DNA DSBs is non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ), which requires DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) activity. In this study, we investigated the effect of NU7441, a synthetic small-molecule compound, as a specific inhibitor of DNA-PK on the chemosensitization of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) A549 cells...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331176/novel-microwave-torso-scanner-for-thoracic-fluid-accumulation-diagnosis-and-monitoring
#9
S Ahdi Rezaeieh, A Zamani, K S Bialkowski, A M Abbosh
Thoracic fluid accumulation is one of the significant and early-stage manifestations of fatal diseases, such as lung-cancer, liver-failure and congestive heart-failure. Currently, computational-tomography (CT)-Scan is the most widely used tool for the detection of thoracic fluid. Yet, it is unable to detect small amounts of fluid, has ionizing radiation and lacks mobility. On the other hand, microwave imaging systems have emerged as an accurate and portable complementary diagnostic tool. However, there is a lack of a complete clinical platform that can fulfill the requirements of accurate and reliable imaging...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326837/checkpoint-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-brain-metastases-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-melanoma
#10
Hampig Raphael Kourie, Hassan Kanaan, Gil Awada, Ahmad Hussein Awada
Brain metastases (BMs) are representing a new challenge for the oncologist; their incidence is increasing due to the better overall survival and systemic disease control in many malignancies, consequent to new potent cytotoxic and targeted therapies. In the era of immunotherapies, checkpoint inhibitors are representing a new therapeutic option in different solid tumors and settings; preliminary results showed potential activity of these agents in patients with BM, when administered as single agent or in combination with radiation therapy...
February 28, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326834/thoracic-radiation-therapy-could-give-survival-benefit-to-elderly-patients-with-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Changchun An, Wang Jing, Yan Zhang, Sujing Liu, Haiyong Wang, Kunli Zhu, Li Kong, Hongbo Guo, Hui Zhu
AIM: To evaluate the effect of thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) in elderly patients (aged ≥65 years) with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). PATIENTS & METHODS: This study reviewed the records of 118 elderly patients with ES-SCLC (all with distant metastasis) through January 2006-December 2013. The patients were divided into either a chemotherapy (ChT)/TRT-combination group or a ChT-alone group. RESULTS: The median survival time and 3-year overall survival rates in the ChT/TRT group were significantly higher than those in the ChT-alone group (17...
February 24, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325757/loss-of-cd73-prevents-accumulation-of-alternatively-activated-macrophages-and-the-formation-of-prefibrotic-macrophage-clusters-in-irradiated-lungs
#12
Simone de Leve, Florian Wirsdörfer, Federica Cappuccini, Alexandra Schütze, Alina V Meyer, Katharina Röck, Linda F Thompson, Jens W Fischer, Martin Stuschke, Verena Jendrossek
While radiotherapy is a mainstay for cancer therapy, pneumonitis and fibrosis constitute dose-limiting side effects of thorax and whole body irradiation. So far, the contribution of immune cells to disease progression is largely unknown. Here we studied the role of ecto-5'-nucelotidase (CD73)/adenosine-induced changes in the myeloid compartment in radiation-induced lung fibrosis. C57BL/6 wild-type or CD73(-/-) mice received a single dose of whole thorax irradiation (WTI, 15 Gy). Myeloid cells were characterized in flow cytometric, histologic, and immunohistochemical analyses as well as RNA analyses...
March 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325618/thoracic-irradiation-in-3weeks-for-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-is-twice-a-day-fractionation-really-needed
#13
G A Turgeon, L Souhami, N Kopek, V Hirsh, L Ofiara, S L Faria
PURPOSE: Many Canadian institutions treat limited-disease small cell lung cancer with 40Gy in 15 fractions delivered once-a-day in 3weeks concomitantly with chemotherapy. This regimen is convenient and seems to be effective. Here, we report and compare with a literature review the outcomes of patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer treated in our institution with this hypofractionated regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2012, patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer treated curatively with platinum-based chemotherapy and concurrent thoracic radiotherapy at a dose of 40Gy in 16 fractions once-a-day were eligible for this review...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325266/stage-i-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-new-potential-option-for-stereotactic-ablative-radiation-therapy-a-review-of-literature
#14
REVIEW
Filippo Alongi, Stefano Arcangeli, Berardino De Bari, Niccolò Giaj-Levra, Alba Fiorentino, Rosario Mazzola, Marco Trovò
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is relative rare histology in lung cancer patients. The standard treatment, in patients with an intra-thoracic disease, is represented by the use of concurrent chemo-radiotherapy; while patients with early SCLC stage, surgical resection could be recommended. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a recently introduced technique allowing the delivery of very high radiation doses to limited target volumes and it is considered the standard approach in the treatment of not operable stage I Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323575/lung-laryngeal-and-other-respiratory-cancer-incidence-among-japanese-atomic-bomb-survivors-an-updated-analysis-from-1958-through-2009
#15
Elizabeth K Cahoon, Dale L Preston, Donald A Pierce, Eric Grant, Alina V Brenner, Kiyohiko Mabuchi, Mai Utada, Kotaro Ozasa
The Life Span Study (LSS) of Japanese atomic bomb survivors is comprised of a large, population-based cohort offering one of the best opportunities to study the relationship between exposure to radiation and incidence of respiratory cancers. Risks of lung, laryngeal and other cancers of the respiratory system were evaluated among 105,444 LSS subjects followed from 1958 to 2009. During this period, we identified 2,446 lung, 180 laryngeal and 115 other respiratory (trachea, mediastinum and other ill-defined sites) first primary incident cancer cases...
March 21, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322297/standardized-herbal-formula-pm014-inhibits-radiation-induced-pulmonary-inflammation-in-mice
#16
Jee-Youn Kim, Dasom Shin, Gihyun Lee, Jin-Mo Kim, Dongwook Kim, Yong-Min An, Byung Rok Yoo, Hanna Chang, Miran Kim, Jaeho Cho, Hyunsu Bae
Radiation therapy is widely used for thoracic cancers. However, it occasionally causes radiation-induced lung injuries, including pneumonitis and fibrosis. Chung-Sang-Bo-Ha-Tang (CSBHT) has been traditionally used to treat chronic pulmonary disease in Korea. PM014, a modified herbal formula derived from CSBHT, contains medicinal herbs of seven species. In our previous studies, PM014 exhibited anti-inflammatory effects in a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease model. In this study, we have evaluated the effects of PM014 on radiation-induced lung inflammation...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321175/evidence-that-lifelong-low-dose-rates-of-ionizing-radiation-increase-lifespan-in-long-and-short-lived-dogs
#17
Jerry M Cuttler, Ludwig E Feinendegen, Yehoshua Socol
After the 1956 radiation scare to stop weapons testing, studies focused on cancer induction by low-level radiation. Concern has shifted to protecting "radiation-sensitive individuals." Since longevity is a measure of health impact, this analysis reexamined data to compare the effect of dose rate on the lifespans of short-lived (5% and 10% mortality) dogs and on the lifespans of dogs at 50% mortality. The data came from 2 large-scale studies. One exposed 10 groups to different γ dose rates; the other exposed 8 groups to different lung burdens of plutonium...
January 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319436/estimating-the-risks-of-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-evidence-from-modern-radiation-doses-to-the-lungs-and-heart-and-from-previous-randomized-trials
#18
Carolyn Taylor, Candace Correa, Frances K Duane, Marianne C Aznar, Stewart J Anderson, Jonas Bergh, David Dodwell, Marianne Ewertz, Richard Gray, Reshma Jagsi, Lori Pierce, Kathleen I Pritchard, Sandra Swain, Zhe Wang, Yaochen Wang, Tim Whelan, Richard Peto, Paul McGale
Purpose Radiotherapy reduces the absolute risk of breast cancer mortality by a few percentage points in suitable women but can cause a second cancer or heart disease decades later. We estimated the absolute long-term risks of modern breast cancer radiotherapy. Methods First, a systematic literature review was performed of lung and heart doses in breast cancer regimens published during 2010 to 2015. Second, individual patient data meta-analyses of 40,781 women randomly assigned to breast cancer radiotherapy versus no radiotherapy in 75 trials yielded rate ratios (RRs) for second primary cancers and cause-specific mortality and excess RRs (ERRs) per Gy for incident lung cancer and cardiac mortality...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314668/extracellular-superoxide-dismutase-increased-the-therapeutic-potential-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-radiation-pulmonary-fibrosis
#19
Li Wei, Jing Zhang, Zai-Liang Yang, Hua You
BACKGROUND AIMS: Pulmonary fibrosis induced by irradiation is a significant problem of radiotherapy in cancer patients. Extracellular superoxide dismutase (SOD3) is found to be predominantly and highly expressed in the extracellular matrix of lung and plays a pivotal role against oxidative damage. Early administration of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) has been demonstrated to reduce fibrosis of damaged lung. However, injection of MSCs at a later stage would be involved in fibrosis development...
March 14, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314541/risk-of-subsequent-primary-kidney-cancer-after-another-malignancy-a-population-based-study
#20
Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Population-based data on the development of kidney cancer as a second malignant neoplasm following the diagnosis of other common malignancies are rare. This clinical scenario has been evaluated within the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SEER-9 database (1973-2013) was queried using the SEER*Stat program to determine the standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of kidney cancer development following each one of 10 common invasive malignancies (colorectal, breast, prostate, lung, thyroid, corpus uteri, urinary bladder, kidney/renal pelvis, cutaneous melanoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma)...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
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