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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678462/preliminary-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-investigation-of-a-potent-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-pdgfr-family-kinase-inhibitor
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Elizabeth A Wilson, Wade A Russu, Hassan M Shallal
Aberrant expression of wild-type and mutant forms of the platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) family of receptor tyrosine kinases has been implicated in various oncologic indications such as leukemias, gliomas, and soft tissue sarcomas. Clinically used kinase inhibitors imatinib and sunitinib are potent inhibitors of wild-type PDGFR family members, but show reduced binding to mutant forms. Here we describe compound 5 which binds to both wild-type and oncogenic mutant forms of PDGFR family members, and demonstrates both cellular and in vivo activity...
April 12, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678425/myopericytoma-of-the-base-of-the-finger-radiological-and-pathological-description-of-a-rare-benign-entity
#2
Laurent Van Camp, Jean Goubau, Ivo Van den Berghe, Koen Mermuys
A previously healthy 46-year-old woman presented with a mass lesion between the bases of the fourth and fifth fingers of the right hand. The mass had grown progressively over 2 years and started to cause practical difficulties in everyday life. Imaging depicted a hypervascular and well-circumscribed soft tissue tumor with imaging characteristics of a sarcoma. The lesion was treated surgically. The final diagnosis of the specimen upon pathology was a myopericytoma, a benign smooth-muscle cell neoplasm. Myopericytoma is a rare disease entity; however, it is important because it can mimic more ominous conditions...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676368/clear-cell-sarcoma-arising-from-paraspinal-ligament-of-thoracic-spine-report-of-an-unusual-case
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Ranjan Agrawal, Prabal Deb, Jagdamba Sharan, Parbodh Kumar
Clear cell sarcoma (CCS) is an unusual but aggressive soft-tissue tumor with an incidence of <1% of all soft-tissue sarcomas. It was previously termed "malignant melanoma of soft parts" due to its resemblance clinically and morphologically. Normally CCS is seen in patients aged 20-40 years. A rare case of CCS of paraspinal ligament in a 5-year-old boy is being reported. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry markers confirmed the diagnosis. The present case is unique since the entity itself is rare and also due to its occurrence in a child...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675944/advanced-mr-diffusion-imaging-and-chemotherapy-related-changes-in-cerebral-white-matter-microstructure-of-survivors-of-childhood-bone-and-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Charlotte Sleurs, Jurgen Lemiere, Daan Christiaens, Thibo Billiet, Ronald Peeters, Stefan Sunaert, Anne Uyttebroeck, Sabine Deprez
With the increase of survival rates of pediatric cancer patients, the number of children facing potential cognitive sequelae has grown. Previous adult studies suggest that white matter (WM) microstructural changes may contribute to cognitive impairment. This study aims to investigate WM microstructure in childhood bone and soft tissue sarcoma. Differences in (micro-)structure can be investigated using diffusion MRI (dMRI). The typically used diffusion tensor model (DTI) assumes Gaussian diffusion, and lacks information about fiber populations...
April 20, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675364/ct-and-mri-of-superficial-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
Jingfeng Zhang, Yanyuan Li, Yilei Zhao, Jianjun Qiao
Superficial solid masses are common conditions in clinical practice, however, some of which can be easily diagnosed and others would be difficult. Although imaging of superficial masses is not always characteristic, it would be helpful to give a definitive diagnosis or narrow a differential diagnosis. Crossing-section imaging can depicture the masses directly, find some pathognomonic signs and demonstrate their relationship with adjacent structures, which can provide decision support for clinician's reference...
March 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670334/aldoxorubicin-a-tumor-targeted-doxorubicin-conjugate-for-relapsed-or-refractory-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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REVIEW
Jun Gong, Jessica Yan, Charles Forscher, Andrew Hendifar
Despite available therapies after initial systemic therapy, prognosis remains poor in relapsed or refractory soft tissue sarcomas (STS). The rational and clinical development of novel agents to improve outcomes in this area of high unmet need is desperately warranted. Aldoxorubicin is a prodrug of doxorubicin that binds to serum albumin immediately after administration through an acid-sensitive hydrazone linker and is subsequently transported to tumor tissues where the acidic environment cleaves the linker and facilitates delivery of a tumor-targeted drug payload...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670090/inhibition-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-as-a-potential-therapeutic-strategy-for-treatment-of-synovial-sarcoma
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Xiaoyang Li, Nicole A Seebacher, Cassandra Garbutt, Hangzhan Ma, Peng Gao, Tao Xiao, Francis J Hornicek, Zhenfeng Duan
Synovial sarcoma is a highly aggressive but rare form of soft tissue malignancy that primarily affects the extremities of the arms or legs, for which current chemotherapeutic agents have not been proven to be very effective. The cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6-retinoblastoma protein (CDK4/6-Rb) pathway of cell cycle control is known to be aberrant in a large proportion of cancers. Recently, CDK4 inhibitors have successfully been used pre-clinically for the treatment of many human cancers, and in 2015, following the success of clinical trials, the FDA approved the first selective CDK4/6 inhibitor, palbociclib, for the treatment of endocrine therapy resistant breast cancers...
April 18, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665710/significance-of-incidental-intra-articular-and-peri-articular-fdg-avid-foci-on-pet-ct
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Wayne B Cohen-Levy, Juan Pretell-Mazzini, Adam D Singer, Ty Subhawong, Dylan N Greif, Jean Jose
Background Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is a useful imaging adjunct in patients with sarcoma. Intra-articular and peri-articular 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) avid lesions are often discovered incidentally. Purpose To describe the etiology, appearance, and standardized uptake values (SUV) of incidentally detected FDG avid intra-articular and peri-articular foci in patients with sarcoma. Material and Methods The institutional sarcoma database between November 2011 and November 2016 was retrospectively reviewed...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664796/long-term-outcomes-with-ifosfamide-based-hypofractionated-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-for-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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Joseph Daniel Pennington, Fritz C Eilber, Frederick R Eilber, Arun S Singh, Jarred P Reed, Bartosz Chmielowski, Jeffrey J Eckardt, Susan V Bukata, Nicholas M Bernthal, Noah Federman, Scott D Nelson, Sarah M Dry, Pin-Chieh Wang, Michael Luu, Michael T Selch, Michael L Steinberg, Anusha Kalbasi, Mitchell Kamrava
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to analyze outcomes for patients with soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities using neoadjuvant ifosfamide-based chemotherapy and hypofractionated reduced dose radiotherapy, followed by limb-sparing surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved retrospective review of patients treated at a single institution between 1990 and 2013 was performed. In total, 116 patients were identified who received neoadjuvant ifosfamide-based chemotherapy and 28 Gy in 8 fractions of preoperative radiation (equivalent dose in 2 Gray fractions, 31...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663170/racial-ethnic-disparities-and-incidence-of-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-results-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-program-2000-2014
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Erin C Peckham-Gregory, Roberto E Montenegro, David A Stevenson, David H Viskochil, Michael E Scheurer, Philip J Lupo, Joshua D Schiffman
BACKGROUND: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are rare tumors, generally high-grade, and comprise ~ 5-10% of soft tissue sarcomas. Over two-thirds of MPNSTs metastasize, and upwards of 40% clinically recur. Etiologic risk factors for MPNSTs are historically understudied. There is evidence to suggest MPNST incidence differs across racial/ethnic groups in pediatric populations. Therefore, we sought to estimate differences in MPNST incidence by race/ethnicity among all ages in the United States...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661735/fine-needle-aspiration-of-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-in-a-child-cytomorphological-clues-for-the-surgical-pathologist
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Mohamed Mostafa, Daniel Abbott, Lauren N Parsons
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare soft tissue neoplasm generally affecting adolescents and young adults. Its unique histologic and ultrastructural features have been well-described; however, the cytopathological features of ASPS are less well-characterized, and recognition of this entity's features on cytologic preparations can ensure that the specimen adequacy and appropriate/rapid tissue allocation for additional testing. Herein we report a FNA case of ASPS with emphasis on cytomorphologic characteristics...
February 23, 2018: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661713/review-with-novel-markers-facilitates-precise-categorization-of-41-cases-of-diagnostically-challenging-undifferentiated-small-round-cell-tumors-a-clinicopathologic-immunophenotypic-and-molecular-analysis
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Isidro Machado, Akihiko Yoshida, María Gema Nieto Morales, Lucas Faria Abrahão-Machado, Samuel Navarro, Julia Cruz, Javier Lavernia, Antonina Parafioriti, Piero Picci, Antonio Llombart-Bosch
BACKGROUND: Despite extensive immunohistochemical (IHC) and molecular studies combined with morphologic findings, a group of round/ovoid cell tumors histologically similar to Ewing sarcomas (ES) but lacking EWSR1-rearrangements may remain unclassifiable. DESIGN: We retrospectively analyzed 41 Ewing-like tumors (formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded) previously determined as negative or non-informative for EWSR1-rearrangements by FISH and/or RT-PCR. A new histopathology revision and additional IHC and molecular analyses were carried out in order to investigate whether additional IHC and/or molecular testing in combination with the morphological findings may help in reaching a definitive diagnosis...
November 29, 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660202/molecular-biomarkers-for-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-and-endometrial-stromal-sarcoma
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REVIEW
Hideaki Tsuyoshi, Yoshio Yoshida
Uterine leiomyosarcoma (u{\hyphen}LMS) and endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) are among the most frequent soft tissue sarcomas, which, in adults, lead to fatal lung metastases and have an extremely poor prognosis. Due to their rarity and heterogeneity, there are no suitable biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis, though some biomarker candidates have appeared. Recently, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) projects dealing with u{\hyphen}LMS confirmed mutations and deletions in RB1, TP53, and PTEN. In addition, whole{\hyphen}exome sequencing of u{\hyphen}LMS has confirmed and demonstrated frequent alterations in TP53, RB1, α-thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome X-linked (ATRX), and mediator complex subunit 12 (MED12)...
April 16, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659611/preoperative-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-radio-hyperthermo-chemotherapy-for-soft-tissue-sarcoma-in-a-case-series
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Hisaki Aiba, Satoshi Yamada, Jun Mizutani, Norio Yamamoto, Hideki Okamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Kimura, Akihiko Takeuchi, Shinji Miwa, Takashi Higuchi, Kensaku Abe, Yuta Taniguchi, Yoshihiro Araki, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Takanobu Otsuka
PURPOSE: Radio-hyperthermo-chemo (RHC) therapy, which combines radiotherapy, hyperthermia, and chemotherapy, for malignant soft tissue tumors has been introduced with the aim of decreasing the possibility of local recurrence after surgery. To avoid unnecessary neoadjuvant therapy and to plan the appropriate surgical treatment, surveillance of RHC therapeutic efficacy during treatment is necessary. In this study, we determined the optimal response criteria to evaluate the efficacy of RHC by comparing preoperative images before and after RHC with pathological evaluation of necrosis in the resected tumor...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658336/nodular-fasciitis-involving-the-palm
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M Emori, J Shimizu, Y Murahashi, E Mizushima, S Sugita, T Hasegawa, T Yamashita
Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a self-limiting fibrous neoplasm that can be mistaken for a soft tissue sarcoma. It is characterised by rapid growth, slight pain and local tenderness. Although it is frequently found in the forearm, a lesion distal to the wrist is quite rare. We present two unusual cases of NF involving the palm, supported by detecting ubiquitin specific protease 6 gene rearrangement. The first patient had non-intraneural NF presenting as peripheral neuropathy affecting the digital nerve while the second patient suffered from painless, non-tender NF in the palm, which had not regressed spontaneously during the five months prior to surgery...
April 16, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650900/-ii-perioperative-chemotherapy-for-adult-soft-tissue-sarcomas
#16
Kazuhiro Tanaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650813/-the-cutting-edge-of-sarcoma-genomics
#17
Katsuhito Takahashi
Sarcoma is well-known rare cancer with few therapeutic options. Recent comprehensive genomic analyses of adult soft tissue sarcoma revealed few somatic mutations and massive copy number variations(CNVs)by the specific chromosomes. Those features are quite different from the genomics of carcinoma such as lung and colon cancers in which driver and passenger mutations play a central role in the pathogenesis. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that substantial population of sarcoma patients has pathological germline variants of cancer predisposition genes...
April 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650688/outcomes-of-elderly-patients-with-advanced-soft-tissue-sarcoma-treated-with-first-line-chemotherapy-a-pooled-analysis-of-12-eortc-soft-tissue-and-bone-sarcoma-group-trials
#18
Eugenie Younger, Saskia Litière, Axel Le Cesne, Olivier Mir, Hans Gelderblom, Antoine Italiano, Sandrine Marreaud, Robin Lewis Jones, Alessandro Gronchi, Winette T A van der Graaf
BACKGROUND: Almost half of patients diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) are older than 65 years; however, the outcomes of elderly patients with metastatic disease are not well described. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An elderly cohort of patients aged ≥65 years was extracted from the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group database of patients treated with first-line chemotherapy for advanced STS within 12 EORTC clinical trials...
April 12, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626598/ewsr1-nfatc2-gene-fusion-in-a-soft-tissue-tumor-with-epithelioid-round-cell-morphology-and-abundant-stroma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Jarish N Cohen, Amit J Sabnis, Gregor Krings, Soo-Jin Cho, Andrew E Horvai, Jessica L Davis
Mesenchymal round cell tumors are a diverse group of neoplasms defined by primitive, often high-grade cytomorphology. The most common molecular alterations detected in these tumors are gene rearrangements involving EWSR1 to one of many fusion partners. Rare EWSR1-NFATC2 gene rearrangements, corresponding to a t(20;22) gene translocation, have been described in mesenchymal tumors with clear round cell morphology and a predilection for the skeleton. We present a case of a tumor harboring the EWSR1-NFATC2 gene fusion arising in the subcutaneous tissue of a young woman...
April 4, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625801/alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-clinical-presentation-treatment-and-outcome-in-a-series-of-13-patients
#20
Yu-Kuan Lin, Po-Kuei Wu, Cheng-Fong Chen, Chao-Ming Chen, Shang-Wen Tsia, Paul Chih-Hsueh Chen, Wei-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare soft tissue tumor that typically affects young patients. Similar to other soft tissue sarcomas, it has high pulmonary metastasis ability, whereas compared with other soft tissue sarcomas, it has high brain metastasis ability. Because of the rarity of the disease, most studies on ASPS have been case reports and small series studies. METHOD: We performed a retrospective study to evaluate the clinical and pathological features and oncological results in a consecutive series of patients with localized or metastatic ASPS treated at our institute between 1994 and 2014...
April 3, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
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