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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231306/effects-of-adamts14-genetic-polymorphism-and-cigarette-smoking-on-the-clinicopathologic-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ming-Jen Sheu, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Ying-Erh Chou, Po-Hui Wang, Chao-Bin Yeh, Shun-Fa Yang, Hsiang-Lin Lee, Yu-Fan Liu
BACKGROUND: ADAMTS14 is a member of the ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs), which are proteolytic enzymes with a variety of further ancillary domain in the C-terminal region for substrate specificity and enzyme localization via extracellular matrix association. However, whether ADAMTS14 genetic variants play a role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) susceptibility remains unknown. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Four non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) of the ADAMTS14 gene were examined from 680 controls and 340 patients with HCC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224364/the-impact-of-smoking-on-sentinel-node-metastasis-of-primary-cutaneous-melanoma
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Maris S Jones, Peter C Jones, Stacey L Stern, David Elashoff, Dave S B Hoon, John Thompson, Nicola Mozzillo, Omgo E Nieweg, Dirk Noyes, Harald J Hoekstra, Jonathan S Zager, Daniel F Roses, Alessandro Testori, Brendon J Coventry, Mark B Smithers, Robert Andtbacka, Doreen Agnese, Erwin Schultz, Eddy C Hsueh, Mark Kelley, Schlomo Schneebaum, Lisa Jacobs, Tawnya Bowles, Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, Douglas Johnson, Mark B Faries
BACKGROUND: Although a well-established causative relationship exists between smoking and several epithelial cancers, the association of smoking with metastatic progression in melanoma is not well studied. We hypothesized that smokers would be at increased risk for melanoma metastasis as assessed by sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy. METHODS: Data from the first international Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial (MSLT-I) and the screening-phase of the second trial (MSLT-II) were analyzed to determine the association of smoking with clinicopathologic variables and SLN metastasis...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223720/is-endoscopic-ultrasound-examination-necessary-in-the-management-of-esophageal-cancer
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REVIEW
Tomas DaVee, Jaffer A Ajani, Jeffrey H Lee
Despite substantial efforts at early diagnosis, accurate staging and advanced treatments, esophageal cancer (EC) continues to be an ominous disease worldwide. Risk factors for esophageal carcinomas include obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hard-alcohol use and tobacco smoking. Five-year survival rates have improved from 5% to 20% since the 1970s, the result of advances in diagnostic staging and treatment. As the most sensitive test for locoregional staging of EC, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) influences the development of an optimal oncologic treatment plan for a significant minority of patients with early cancers, which appropriately balances the risks and benefits of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222662/foxf2-promoter-methylation-is-associated-with-prognosis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Xiaoying Chen, Haochang Hu, Jing Liu, Yong Yang, Guili Liu, Xiuru Ying, Yingmin Chen, Bin Li, Cong Ye, Dongping Wu, Shiwei Duan
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is a commonly malignant tumor of digestive tract with poor prognosis. Previous studies suggested that forkhead box F2 ( FOXF2) could be a candidate gene for assessing and predicting the prognosis of human cancers. However, the relationship between FOXF2 promoter methylation and the prognosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma remained unclear. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded esophageal squamous cell carcinoma tissues of 135 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients were detected for FOXF2 promoter methylation status by methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction approach...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219204/-correlation-between-expression-of-long-non-coding-rna-zxf1-and-prognosis-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-its-potential-molecular-mechanism
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G F Pan, X F Zhou, J P Zhao
Objective: To investigate the correlation between expression of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) ZXF1 and clinicopathological characteristics, as well as prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma; and to explore its potential molecular mechanism. Methods: A total of 83 lung adenocarcinoma tissue samples and 83 paracancerous lung tissue samples from lung adenocarcinoma patients were collected. The mRNA expression of ZXF1 in the tumors and the corresponding adjacent non-tumor tissues were determined by real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR...
February 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212473/-five-year-survival-analysis-in-patients-with-penile-cancer
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Álvaro José Montiel-Jarquín, Antonio Jesús Contreras-Díaz, Eduardo Vázquez-Cruz, Marco Antonio Chopin-Gazga, María Socorro Romero-Figueroa, Ivet Etchegaray-Morales, Ivan Alvarado-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Short-term survival of penile cancer is poor. The objective was to describe the 5-years penile cancer survival. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study. We included patients with penile cancer managed surgically from 2010 to 2014. Descriptive statistics were used for socio-demographic variables and the Kaplan-Meier estimator for survival function. RESULTS: We studied 22 patients with a mean age of 64.95 years and a time of evolution of 25 months after the diagnosis...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207194/clinical-outcomes-of-sinonasal-squamous-cell-carcinomas-based-on-tumor-etiology
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Carol H Yan, Jason G Newman, David W Kennedy, James N Palmer, Nithin D Adappa
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the sinonasal cavity is a rare entity that arises as either de-novo tumors or from inverted papillomas (IPs). In this study we evaluate and compare oncologic outcomes of sinonasal SCCs based on their etiology and treatment strategy. METHODS: This investigation was a single-center, retrospective review comparing de-novo SCCs (n = 28) and those associated with IPs (n = 38) resected during the period from 2000 to 2015. Demographic and tumor data, surgical approach, recurrence, and clinical outcomes were analyzed...
February 16, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197929/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-a-mutual-association-with-airway-disease
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Malik Quasir Mahmood, Chris Ward, Hans Konrad Muller, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal, Eugene Haydn Walters
NSCLC is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It includes adeno- and squamous cell carcinoma. In the background, COPD and smoking play a vital role in development of NSCLC. Local progression and metastasis of NSCLC has been associated with various mechanisms, but in particular by a process called epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is implicated in COPD pathogenesis. In this study, we have investigated whether expression of EGFR (activation marker) and S100A4, vimentin and N-cadherin (as EMT) is different both in central and leading edge of NSCLC and to what extent related to EMT activity of both small and large airways, stage and differentiation of NSCLC...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193529/heterogeneity-in-immune-marker-expression-after-acquisition-of-resistance-to-egfr-kinase-inhibitors-analysis-of-a-case-with-small-cell-lung-cancer-transformation
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Kenichi Suda, Isao Murakami, Hui Yu, Jihye Kim, Kim Ellison, Christopher J Rivard, Tetsuya Mitsudomi, Fred R Hirsch
INTRODUCTION: Expression of immune-markers is of scientific interest due to their potential roles as predictive biomarkers for immunotherapy. Although the microenvironment of metastatic tumors and/or therapy-inducible histological transformation may affect the expression of these immune-markers, there is little data regarding this context. METHODS: A 76-year-old never-smoking female with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutated lung adenocarcinoma (AC) acquired resistance to gefitinib...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154994/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-outcome-in-limited-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Lukas Käsmann, Louisa Bolm, Steven E Schild, Stefan Janssen, Dirk Rades
INTRODUCTION: Patients with limited disease small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) receive radiochemotherapy followed by prophylactic cranial irradiation. The prognosis of these patients remains poor with a median survival of 16-24 months. Systemic inflammation was suggested as an important prognostic factor for outcomes. This study investigated the impact of systemic inflammation measured with neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) at first diagnosis in patients with limited disease SCLC for outcomes...
February 2, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152166/effectiveness-of-esophagectomy-in-patients-with-thoracic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-receiving-definitive-radiotherapy-or-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-through-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-techniques
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Yu-Chun Yen, Jer-Hwa Chang, Wei-Cheng Lin, Jeng-Fong Chiou, Yin-Chun Chang, Chia-Lun Chang, Han-Lin Hsu, Jyh-Ming Chow, Kevin Sheng-Po Yuan, Alexander T H Wu, Szu-Yuan Wu
BACKGROUND: Few large, prospective, randomized studies have investigated the effectiveness of esophagectomy in patients with thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (TESCC) who receive definitive radiotherapy (RT) or concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) through modern, intensity modulated-RT (IMRT) techniques. The therapeutic effects of esophagectomy in patients with TESCC were evaluated using modern clinical staging and RT techniques and suitable RT doses. METHODS: The authors analyzed data from patients with TESCC from the Taiwan Cancer Registry database...
February 2, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148889/clinical-characteristics-and-prognoses-of-patients-treated-surgically-for-metastatic-lung-tumors
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Xiaoliang Zhao, Xiaohua Wen, Wei Wei, Yulong Chen, Jianquan Zhu, Changli Wang
The clinical characteristics of metastatic lung tumors are not well understood. To explore the surgical indications, surgical modes, and factors that influence postoperative outcomes, we analyzed clinical data from 42 patients with metastatic lung tumors who received surgical treatment at Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital between January 2000 and January 2014. Gender, age, nature of resections, surgical mode, smoking index, disease-free intervals (DFIs), number of metastatic lesions, and lymph node metastases were analyzed...
January 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128737/taz-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-elucidation-at-protein-level
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Showkat A Malik, Mosin S Khan, Majeed Dar, Mahboob Ul Hussain, Syed Mudassar
BACKGROUND: Hippo-LATS pathway is involved in regulating multiple phenotypes. TAZ (transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif) is a prominent proto-oncogene of this developmental pathway. Elevated TAZ expression has been observed in many cancers including Non-Small Cell lung cancer (NSCLC). OBJECTIVE: We elucidated the frequency of protein expression of TAZ gene in NSCLC patients of our population along with its relationship with clinicopathological parameters and determined its prognostic significance concerning survival in patients with resected tumor...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124437/presence-of-pleural-effusion-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutated-lung-cancer-receiving-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-as-first-line-treatment
#14
Tso-Fu Wang, Sung-Chao Chu, Jen-Jyh Lee, Gee-Gwo Yang, Wei-Han Huang, En-Ting Chang, Tissot Low, Yi-Feng Wu, Ruey-Ho Kao, Chih-Bin Lin
AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of clinical factors on the treatment outcomes of lung cancer patients with active epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations treated by first-line tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). METHODS: Patients of stage IIIb or IV lung adenocarcinoma harboring mutated EGFR were enrolled between March 2010 and June 2014 and followed up until December 2015. The effects of various clinical features, such as age, sex, smoking history, EGFR mutation types, TKIs used, presence of pleural effusion, metastatic sites on progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS), were analyzed retrospectively...
January 26, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118230/investigation-of-prognostic-features-in-primary-cutaneous-and-soft-tissue-angiosarcoma-after-surgical-resection-a-retrospective-study
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Biing Luen Lee, Cheng-Feng Chen, Paul Chih-Hsueh Chen, Hui-Chen Lee, Wen-Chieh Liao, Chern-Kang Perng, Hsu Ma, Chih-Hsun Lin
Primary cutaneous and soft tissue angiosarcoma is a rare but highly aggressive malignancy. To date, surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment, but poor prognosis is expected. To investigate whether there are factors associated with poor prognosis after surgical resection and to develop a treatment guideline for current therapy, we retrospectively collected data on 28 patients who underwent surgery as initial treatment and reviewed patient demographics, tumor characteristics, disease courses, and prognoses from September 1996 to May 2013...
January 23, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104030/-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-peripheral-blood-a-novel-independent-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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F Wu, L L Wu, L X Zhu
Objective: To investigate whether neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in peripheral blood can be an independent prognostic factor in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Methods: Clinical data of 97 HNSCC patients who received surgical treatment in our department between January 2008 and January 2012 were analyzed retrospectively. The 97 patients were divided into low NLR group (NLR≤5, n=69) and high NLR group (NLR>5, n=28) according to the NLR in preoperative peripheral blood...
January 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103969/-analysis-on-the-prognostic-and-survival-factors-of-synchronous-multiple-primary-lung-cancer
#17
Haifa Guo, Feng Mao, Hui Zhang, Yangbo Qiu, Yang Shen-Tu
BACKGROUND: Synchronous multiple primary lung cancer (sMPLC) is a sparse disease in the past, but there has been a gradual increase in the morbidity of sMPLC recently. However, studies on large sample have never been undertaken. The purpose of this study is to investigate the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of sMPLC through analyzing the clinical data, and provide supports for the management of sMPLC. METHODS: According to Martini-Melamed criteria, 357 patients were diagnosed sMPLC...
January 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103261/significance-of-serum-total-oxidant-antioxidant-status-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
#18
Rong Wu, Jiafu Feng, Yuwei Yang, Chunmei Dai, Anyang Lu, Jie Li, Yao Liao, Miao Xiang, Qingmei Huang, Dong Wang, Xiao-Bo Du
Oxidative stress is involved in a variety of diseases. Prospective studies investigating the relationship between oxidative stress biomarkers and the status and development of colorectal cancer (CRC) are scarce; previous studies have failed to establish a relationship between the serum total oxidant/antioxidant status and CRC. Therefore, we compared the total serum oxidant/antioxidant levels of CRC patients and healthy subjects, and analyzed their clinical significance in the CRC. Fasting blood samples from 132 CRC patients and 64 healthy subjects were collected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095912/study-on-expression-of-cdh4-in-lung-cancer
#19
Zhupeng Li, Dan Su, Lisha Ying, Guangmao Yu, Weimin Mao
BACKGROUND: The human CDH4 gene, which encodes the R-cadherin protein, has an important role in cell migration and cell adhesion, sorting, tissue morphogenesis, and tumor genesis. This study analyzed the relationship of CDH4 mRNA expression with lung cancer. METHODS: Real time PCR was applied to detect CDH4 mRNA transcription in 142 paired cases of lung cancer and noncancerous regions. RESULTS: No correlation was identified between CDH4 mRNA expression and gender, age, lymphnode metastasis, TNM stage, family history, smoking state, drinking state (P > 0...
January 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072991/-expression-of-oct4-and-sox2-and-their-clinical-significance-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
X D Jiang, G Luo, X H Wang, L L Chen, X Ke, Y Li
Objective: To investigate Oct4 and Sox2 protein expression in tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) and the relationships between the expressions of Oct4 and Sox2 and clinical pathological characteristics and survival of patients. Methods: The paraffin imbedded tissue specimens of 51 patients with histologically confirmed TSCC were included. Immunohistochemistry was employed to detect the protein expression of Oct4 and Sox2 in 51 TSCC tissue samples. The protein expression levels of Oct4 and Sox2 and their relationships with both clinicopathological features and survival of patients with TSCC were evaluated...
January 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
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