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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220199/-novel-pharmaceutical-treatment-approaches-for-gastric-cancer
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F Lordick
This review article delineates novel approaches for the pharmaceutical treatment of gastric cancer. A newly developed molecular classification of gastric cancer based on histology, genetic, epigenetic and proteomic characteristics has evolved. It provides a road map for development of new drugs and combinations as well as for patient stratification in clinical research and it is expected to be introduced into clinical practice in the near future. Anti-HER2 targeted treatment is a validated strategy for treatment of metastatic gastric cancer and is now also being studied in the perioperative setting to increase response rates and ultimately survival in patients undergoing curative surgery; however, the resistance mechanisms of HER2-targeted treatment are poorly understood and optimal patient selection remains challenging...
February 20, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166200/upregulation-of-marcks-in-kidney-cancer-and-its-potential-as-a-therapeutic-target
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C-H Chen, L W R Fong, E Yu, R Wu, J F Trott, R H Weiss
Targeted therapeutics, such as those abrogating hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)/vascular endothelial growth factor signaling, are initially effective against kidney cancer (or renal cell carcinoma, RCC); however, drug resistance frequently occurs via subsequent activation of alternative pathways. Through genome-scale integrated analysis of the HIF-α network, we identified the major protein kinase C substrate MARCKS (myristoylated alanine-rich C kinase substrate) as a potential target molecule for kidney cancer...
February 6, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160948/the-radiologist-s-role-in-the-management-of-papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma
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M Á Corral de la Calle, J Encinas de la Iglesia, M R Martín López, G C Fernández Pérez, D S Águeda Del Bas
Papillary carcinoma is the second most common renal cell carcinoma. It has a better prognosis than the more frequent clear cell carcinoma, although this does not hold true for advanced cases, because no specific treatment exists. It presents as a circumscribed peripheral tumor (small and homogeneously solid or larger and cystic/hemorrhagic) or as an infiltrating lesion that invades the veins, which has a worse prognosis. Due to their low vascular density, papillary renal cell carcinomas enhance less than other renal tumors, and this facilitates their characterization...
February 1, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144881/association-of-caa-and-tatc-insertion-deletion-genetic-polymorphisms-in-rtn4-3-utr-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk
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NaNa Wang, KeYu Chen, Jia Xu, Fang Yuan, HongYu Li, FengMei Deng, LuShun Zhang
Evidence from recent researchers suggested that RTN4 is a multifunctional gene, including tumor suppression, apoptosis, vascular remodeling, and inhibition of axonal regeneration. The CAA and TATC insertion/deletion polymorphisms (CAA/TATC polymorphisms) of RTN4 3″-untranslated regions (UTRs) have been linked to cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC), uterine leiomyomas (UL) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the association between these two polymorphisms sites with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) risk was not carry out before...
January 31, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143503/genetic-polymorphisms-in-key-hypoxia-regulated-downstream-molecules-and-phenotypic-correlation-in-prostate-cancer
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Avelino Fraga, Ricardo Ribeiro, André Coelho, José Ramon Vizcaíno, Helena Coutinho, José Manuel Lopes, Paulo Príncipe, Carlos Lobato, Carlos Lopes, Rui Medeiros
BACKGROUND: In this study we sought if, in their quest to handle hypoxia, prostate tumors express target hypoxia-associated molecules and their correlation with putative functional genetic polymorphisms. METHODS: Representative areas of prostate carcinoma (n = 51) and of nodular prostate hyperplasia (n = 20) were analysed for hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α), carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX), lysyl oxidase (LOX) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGFR2) immunohistochemistry expression using a tissue microarray...
January 31, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134810/acidosis-activates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-pathways-through-gpr4-in-human-vascular-endothelial-cells
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Lixue Dong, Elizabeth A Krewson, Li V Yang
Acidosis commonly exists in the tissue microenvironment of various pathophysiological conditions such as tumors, inflammation, ischemia, metabolic disease, and respiratory disease. For instance, the tumor microenvironment is characterized by acidosis and hypoxia due to tumor heterogeneity, aerobic glycolysis (the "Warburg effect"), and the defective vasculature that cannot efficiently deliver oxygen and nutrients or remove metabolic acid byproduct. How the acidic microenvironment affects the function of blood vessels, however, is not well defined...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102487/assessment-of-vascularity-in-glioblastoma-and-its-implications-on-patient-outcomes
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Ben G McGahan, Beth K Neilsen, David L Kelly, Rodney D McComb, S A Jaffar Kazmi, Matt L White, Yan Zhang, Michele R Aizenberg
There is little data on why glioblastomas (GBM) hemorrhage and how it may affect patient outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms of hemorrhage in glioblastoma by examining molecular and genetic features by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and mRNA expression profiles in association with imaging and clinical outcomes. An observational retrospective cohort analysis was performed on 43 FFPE GBM tissue samples. MR images were assessed for the presence of hemorrhage and extent of resection. Specimens were examined for CD34 and CD105 expression using IHC...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045923/germline-genetic-variants-in-tek-angpt1-angpt2-mmp9-fgf2-and-vegfa-are-associated-with-pathologic-complete-response-to-bevacizumab-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Issam Makhoul, Valentina K Todorova, Eric R Siegel, Stephen W Erickson, Ishwori Dhakal, Vinay R Raj, Jeannette Y Lee, Mohammed S Orloff, Robert J Griffin, Ronda S Henry-Tillman, Suzanne Klimberg, Laura F Hutchins, Susan A Kadlubar
BACKGROUND: We previously reported improved pathologic complete response (pCR) in a prospective phase II study using neoadjuvant bevacizumab in combination with chemotherapy compared to chemotherapy alone in breast cancer patients (41% vs. 25%, p = 0.0291). In this study, we queried germline single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in angiogenesis-related genes for their impact on pCR and overall survival (OS). METHODS: DNA for genotyping was available from 34 subjects who received bevacizumab in addition to chemotherapy and 29 subjects who did not...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028026/diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-response-evaluation-in-classical-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Elisa Rumi, Mario Cazzola
Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) include polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). The 2016 revision of the WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues includes new criteria for the diagnosis of these disorders. Somatic mutations in the 3 driver genes, that is, JAK2, CALR, and MPL, represent major diagnostic criteria in combination with hematologic and morphological abnormalities. PV is characterized by erythrocytosis with suppressed endogenous erythropoietin production, bone marrow panmyelosis, and JAK2 mutation...
February 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013320/angiogenesis-and-pro-angiogenic-factors-in-uterine-fibroids-facts-and-myths
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Monika Konarska, Anna Natalia Wrona, Veronika Aleksandrovych, Tomasz Bereza, Marek Sajewicz, Barbara Gach-Kuniewicz, Maciej Lis, Kinga Komnata, Mateusz Paziewski, Aleksandra Maleszka, Paweł Depukat, Bernard Solewski, Łukasz Warchoł
Uterine leiomyomata present major problem for females. Although they are benign tumors their frequency is associated with many symptoms like infertility, abdominal pain, menorrhagia. Authors based on their own morphological studies and review of the literature try to indicate main factors causing angiogenesis within leiomyomata and its influence on tumor growth. The strongest proangiogenic factor seems to be hypoxia, which stimulates up- and down-regulation of numerous genetically determined substances. Also mechanical pressure acting upon newly growing vessels is one of the factors which may determine formation of so called "vascular pseudocapsule" around the lesion...
2016: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011470/advances-in-experimental-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy-for-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme
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REVIEW
Jiri Polivka, Jiri Polivka, Lubos Holubec, Tereza Kubikova, Vladimir Priban, Ondrej Hes, Kristyna Pivovarcikova, Inka Treskova
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) represents the most malignant primary brain tumor in adults with generally dismal prognosis, early clinical deterioration and high mortality. GBM is extremely invasive, characterized by intense and aberrant vascularization and high resistance to multimodal treatment. Standard therapy (surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy with temozolomide) has very limited effectiveness, with median overall survival of patients no longer than 15 months. Progress in genetics and epigenetics of GBM over the past decade has revealed various aberrations in cellular signaling pathways, the tumor microenvironment, and pathological angiogenesis...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009608/fosb-is-a-useful-diagnostic-marker-for-pseudomyogenic-hemangioendothelioma
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Yin P Hung, Christopher D M Fletcher, Jason L Hornick
Pseudomyogenic (epithelioid sarcoma-like) hemangioendothelioma is a distinctive vascular neoplasm of intermediate biological potential with a predilection for young adults and frequent multifocal presentation. Pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma is characterized by loose fascicles of plump spindled and epithelioid cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm and coexpression of keratins and endothelial markers. Recently, a SERPINE1-FOSB fusion has been identified as a consistent genetic alteration in pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002537/cerebral-arteriopathy-with-subcortical-infarcts-and-leukoencephalopathy-in-acromegalic-patient-with-severe-headache
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LuminiŢa Nicoleta Cima, Simona Vasilica Fica, Alice Ioana Albu, Ioana Maria Lambrescu, Ioana SmărăndiŢa Lăcău, Bogdan Ovidiu Popescu, Mihaela Gherghiceanu, Corin Virgil Badiu, Carmen Gabriela Barbu
A 68-year-old female patient was admitted in our clinic with severe frontal bilateral headache, dizziness, depression and cognitive decline in the context of a previously diagnosed acromegaly. She also had high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, secondary diabetes mellitus. Acromegaly was caused by a growth hormone (GH) secreting-pituitary macroadenoma, so a transsphenoidal surgery was performed. The postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan revealed a 20÷22÷25 mm pituitary mass remnant and medical therapy with somatostatin analogues (SSAs) was started...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992456/prostaglandin-d2-attenuates-bleomycin-induced-lung-inflammation-and-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Taiki Kida, Shinya Ayabe, Keisuke Omori, Tatsuro Nakamura, Toko Maehara, Kosuke Aritake, Yoshihiro Urade, Takahisa Murata
Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive and fatal lung disease with limited therapeutic options. Although it is well known that lipid mediator prostaglandins are involved in the development of pulmonary fibrosis, the role of prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) remains unknown. Here, we investigated whether genetic disruption of hematopoietic PGD synthase (H-PGDS) affects the bleomycin-induced lung inflammation and pulmonary fibrosis in mouse. Compared with H-PGDS naïve (WT) mice, H-PGDS-deficient mice (H-PGDS-/-) represented increased collagen deposition in lungs 14 days after the bleomycin injection...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981753/association-between-genetic-polymorphisms-involved-in-the-hypoxia-inducible-factor-pathway-and-lung-cancer-risk-a-case-control-study-in-japan
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Yuzo Yamamoto, Chikako Kiyohara, Saiko Ogata-Suetsugu, Naoki Hamada, Yoichi Nakanishi
AIM: Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) contributes to the adaptation of tumor cells to hypoxic conditions, so genetic polymorphisms involved in this pathway may affect cellular response to hypoxia and be associated with cancer risk. Thus, we examined the association between the lung cancer risk and genetic polymorphisms involved in the HIF pathway. METHODS: This case-control study consists of 462 lung cancer cases and 379 controls from Japan. We examined the effect of HIF1A rs11549467, HIF1A rs11549465, HIF1A rs2057482, HIF2A rs13419896 and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) rs833061 on the risk of lung cancer using TaqMan real-time PCR assay...
December 16, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943279/biology-and-therapeutic-implications-of-vegf-a-splice-isoforms-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Miriam Canavese, Doan T M Ngo, Guy J Maddern, Jennifer E Hardingham, Timothy J Price, Ehud Hauben
Tumor growth, dissemination and metastasis are dependent on angiogenesis. The predominant vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) isoform that plays a major role in angiogenesis is VEGF-A. Indeed, VEGF-A is implicated in promoting angiogenesis of numerous solid malignancies, including colorectal cancer (CRC). A large body of preclinical and clinical evidence indicates that the expression of specific VEGF-A isoforms represents a predominant pro-angiogenic factor, which is associated with formation of metastases and poor prognosis in CRC patients...
December 10, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940520/exploring-the-benefit-risk-associated-with-antiangiogenic-agents-for-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#17
REVIEW
Razelle Kurzrock, David J Stewart
Following the approval of bevacizumab, an antibody targeting VEGF-A, for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2006, intensive efforts were put into the clinical development of antiangiogenic agents for NSCLC. Currently, the other antiangiogenic agents approved for NSCLC are ramucirumab, a VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2)-targeting antibody indicated for both squamous and non-squamous NSCLC in the United States, and nintedanib, an anti-VEGFR-1/2/3, platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α/β, fibroblast growth factor receptor-1/2/3 angiokinase inhibitor indicated for adenocarcinoma of the lung in the European Union...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927704/nogo-a-regulates-vascular-network-architecture-in-the-postnatal-brain
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Thomas Wälchli, Alexandra Ulmann-Schuler, Christoph Hintermüller, Eric Meyer, Marco Stampanoni, Peter Carmeliet, Maximilian Y Emmert, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli, Martin E Schwab, Johannes Vogel, Simon P Hoerstrup
Recently, we discovered a new role for the well-known axonal growth inhibitory molecule Nogo-A as a negative regulator of angiogenesis in the developing central nervous system. However, how Nogo-A affected the three-dimensional (3D) central nervous system (CNS) vascular network architecture remained unknown. Here, using vascular corrosion casting, hierarchical, synchrotron radiation μCT-based network imaging and computer-aided network analysis, we found that genetic ablation of Nogo-A significantly increased the three-dimensional vascular volume fraction in the postnatal day 10 (P10) mouse brain...
February 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909701/immunological-quality-and-performance-of-tumor-vessel-targeting-car-t-cells-prepared-by-mrna-ep-for-clinical-research
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Kanako Inoo, Ryo Inagaki, Kento Fujiwara, Shigemi Sasawatari, Takashi Kamigaki, Shinsaku Nakagawa, Naoki Okada
We previously reported that tumor vessel-redirected T cells, which were genetically engineered with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) specific for vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2), demonstrated significant antitumor effects in various murine solid tumor models. In the present study, we prepared anti-VEGFR2 CAR-T cells by CAR-coding mRNA electroporation (mRNA-EP) and analyzed their immunological characteristics and functions for use in clinical research. The expression of anti-VEGFR2 CAR on murine and human T cells was detected with approximately 100% efficiency for a few days, after peaking 6-12 hours after mRNA-EP...
2016: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897011/a-spatiotemporal-model-to-simulate-chemotherapy-regimens-for-heterogeneous-bladder-cancer-metastases-to-the-lung
#20
Kimberly R Kanigel Winner, James C Costello
Tumors are composed of heterogeneous populations of cells. Somatic genetic aberrations are one form of heterogeneity that allows clonal cells to adapt to chemotherapeutic stress, thus providing a path for resistance to arise. In silico modeling of tumors provides a platform for rapid, quantitative experiments to inexpensively study how compositional heterogeneity contributes to drug resistance. Accordingly, we have built a spatiotemporal model of a lung metastasis originating from a primary bladder tumor, incorporating in vivo drug concentrations of first-line chemotherapy, resistance data from bladder cancer cell lines, vascular density of lung metastases, and gains in resistance in cells that survive chemotherapy...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
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