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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306358/the-genetics-of-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma-and-the-use-of-circulating-cell-free-dna-for-disease-detection-and-monitoring
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Mark R Openshaw, Catherine J Richards, David S Guttery, Jacqueline A Shaw, Anne L Thomas
Gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (GOA) is a frequently occurring cancer worldwide with a poor clinical outcome. Adenocarcinomas of the oesophagus and gastroesophageal junction have shown a recent increase in frequency, therefore there is need to increase our understanding of GOA in order to improve our ability to detect, monitor and treat the disease. Areas covered: The authors discuss the current classification of GOA in the context of recent changes in incidence. The authors also discuss developments in the understanding of disease biology and recent discoveries from whole genome and whole exome sequencing, and studies in immunotherapy...
March 17, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302031/hif1a-is-overexpressed-in-medulloblastoma-and-its-inhibition-reduces-proliferation-and-increases-epas1-and-atg16l1-methylation
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Gustavo Alencastro Veiga Cruzeiro, Maristella Bergamo Dos Reis, Vanessa Silva Silveira, Régia Caroline Peixoto Lira, Carlos Gilberto Carlotti, Luciano Neder, Ricardo Santos Oliveira, José Andres Yunes, Silvia Regina Brandalise, Simone Aguiar, Agda Karina Eterovic, Luiz Gonzaga Tone, Carlos Alberto Scrideli, Elvis Terci Valera
BACKGROUND: Genetic and epigenetic modifications are closely related to tumor initiation and progression and can provide guidance for understanding tumor functioning, potentially leading to the discovery of new therapies. Studies have associated hypoxia-related genes to tumor progression and chemo/radioresistance in brain tumors. Information on the expression profile of hypoxia-related genes in pediatric medulloblastoma, although scarce, may reveal relevant information that could support treatment decisions...
March 15, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273854/overexpression-of-transforming-acidic-coiled-coil%C3%A2-containing-protein-3-reflects-malignant-characteristics-and-poor-prognosis-of-glioma
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Ying Sun, Yu Tian, Guang-Zhi Wang, Shi-Hong Zhao, Bo Han, Yong-Li Li, Chuan-Lu Jiang
Gliomas are malignant primary brain tumors with poor prognosis. Recently, research was indicative of a tight connection between tumor malignancy and genetic alterations. Here, we propose an oncogenic implication of transforming acidic coiled-coil-containing protein 3 (TACC3) in gliomas. By comprehensively analyzing the Chinese glioma genome atlas (CGGA) and publicly available data, we demonstrated that TACC3 were overexpressed along with glioma grade and served as an independent negative prognostic biomarker for glioma patients...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239999/glioblastoma-multiforme-a-review-of-its-epidemiology-and-pathogenesis-through-clinical-presentation-and-treatment
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Farina Hanif, Kanza Muzaffar, Kahkashan Perveen, Saima M Malhi, Shabana U Simjee
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most malignant types of central nervous system tumors. Despite advances in treatment modalities it remains largely incurable. The objective of our review is to provide a holistic picture of GBM epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical findings and treatment. A literature search was conducted for GBM at PubMed and Google Scholar, with relevant key words like glioblastoma multiforme, pathogenesis, signs and symptoms, treatment etc., and papers published until 2015 were reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238718/towards-therapeutic-advances-in-melanoma-management-an-overview
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REVIEW
Swarnendra Singh, Atif Zafar, Saman Khan, Imrana Naseem
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer with rapidly increasing incidence rate. The disease is largely considered incurable and the patients diagnosed with metastatic melanoma have a survival of not more than five years. Despite of the recent advances in anti-melanoma chemo- and immunotherapies, the available drugs are relatively toxic and responsive to only a limited subset of lesions. Currently, topical pharmacotherapy is demonstrated as an effective approach for the treatment of various skin cancers...
February 23, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223669/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hboc-syndrome-by-a-breast-surgical-oncologist
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Kumiko Kida, Michiko Murai, Hideko Yamauchi
Of all breast cancer cases, 5-10% occur because of inherited germline mutation. For hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC)syndrome, congenital knowledge and strategies for breast cancer treatment and risk reduction are necessary. Regarding the surgical procedure for the cancer site, the ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence rate following breast-conserving surgery in breast cancers with BRCA1/2 mutation is not significantly higher than that in sporadic breast cancers. In addition, prognosis did not differ according to surgical methods...
February 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184969/augmented-anti-tumor-activity-of-nk-92-cells-expressing-chimeric-receptors-of-tgf-%C3%AE-r-ii-and-nkg2d
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Zhongjuan Wang, Linghua Guo, Yuan Song, Yinsheng Zhang, Dandan Lin, Bo Hu, Yu Mei, Dedy Sandikin, Haiyan Liu
The capacity of natural killer (NK) cells to kill tumor cells without specific antigen recognition provides an advantage over T cells and makes them potential effectors for tumor immunotherapy. However, the efficacy of NK cell adoptive therapy can be limited by the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is a potent immunosuppressive cytokine that can suppress NK cell function. To convert the suppressive signal induced by TGF-β to an activating signal, we genetically modified NK-92 cells to express a chimeric receptor with TGF-β type II receptor extracellular and transmembrane domains and the intracellular domain of NK cell-activating receptor NKG2D (TN chimeric receptor)...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177767/prps1-silencing-reverses-cisplatin-resistance-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Min He, Lin Chao, Yi-Ping You
PRPS1 (Phosphoribosyl Pyrophosphate Synthetase 1), which drives the nucleotide biosynthesis pathway, modulates diverse functions by providing central building blocks and cofactors for cell homeostasis. As tumor cells often display abnormal metabolism of nucleotide, dysregulated de novo nucleotide synthesis may have potential impacts in cancers. We now report that PRPS1 is specifically and highly expressed in chemo-resistant (CR) cancer cells derived from cisplatin-resistant human breast cancer cell lines SK-BR-3 and MCF-7...
November 3, 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165132/nonmuscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-what-s-changing-and-what-has-changed
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Ramanitharan Manikandan, Oscar Rodriguez, Rubén Parada, Joan Palou Redorta
PURPOSE: Nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is a challenging disease to manage primarily due to its varied clinical course. The management of NMIBC has witnessed a widespread change with respect to its diagnosis and treatment. Although transurethral resection (TUR) and adjuvant bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) stills remain the cornerstone, newer protocols has come into vogue to achieve optimal care. On the basis of a literature review, we aimed to establish 'what changes has already occurred and what is expected in the future' in NMIBC...
February 3, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105353/isolated-extramedullary-cutaneous-relapse-despite-concomitant-severe-graft-vs-host-disease-and-tissue-chimerism-analysis-in-a-patient-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-case-report
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Bulent Kantarcioglu, Huseyin Saffet Bekoz, Yeliz Duvarci Ogret, Asli Cakir, Demet Kivanc, Fatma Savran Oguz, Deniz Sargin
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is a potentially curative treatment option for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The curative potential of allo-HSCT for ALL is, in part, due to the graft-vs.-leukemia (GVL) effect, in addition to the intensive conditioning chemo-radiotherapy. However, relapse remains the major cause of treatment failure following allo-HSCT for ALL. In the allo-HSCT setting, testing for genetic markers of hematopoietic chimerism has become a part of the routine diagnostic program...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087102/feature-selection-for-outcome-prediction-in-oesophageal-cancer-using-genetic-algorithm-and-random-forest-classifier
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Desbordes Paul, Ruan Su, Modzelewski Romain, Vauclin Sébastien, Vera Pierre, Gardin Isabelle
The outcome prediction of patients can greatly help to personalize cancer treatment. A large amount of quantitative features (clinical exams, imaging, …) are potentially useful to assess the patient outcome. The challenge is to choose the most predictive subset of features. In this paper, we propose a new feature selection strategy called GARF (genetic algorithm based on random forest) extracted from positron emission tomography (PET) images and clinical data. The most relevant features, predictive of the therapeutic response or which are prognoses of the patient survival 3 years after the end of treatment, were selected using GARF on a cohort of 65 patients with a local advanced oesophageal cancer eligible for chemo-radiation therapy...
December 28, 2016: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086948/is-there-still-a-role-for-cytotoxic-chemotherapy-after-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy-in-metastatic-melanoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Aurélien Simon, Hampig Raphael Kourie, Joseph Kerger
Metastatic melanoma has long been considered to have a very poor prognosis and to be chemo-resistant. However, a subgroup of patients with metastatic melanoma presents remarkable responses to chemotherapeutic agents, even in the absence of a response to modern targeted therapies and immunotherapies; accordingly, determining predictive biomarkers of the response to chemotherapies for metastatic melanoma remains a priority to guide treatment in these patients. We report a case study of a patient with B-Raf proto-oncogene serine/threonine kinase-mutated metastatic melanoma harbouring many genetic mutations...
January 13, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060758/exosomes-as-mediators-of-platinum-resistance-in-ovarian-cancer
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Jennifer Crow, Safinur Atay, Samagya Banskota, Brittany Artale, Sarah Schmitt, Andrew K Godwin
Exosomes have been implicated in the cell-cell transfer of oncogenic proteins and genetic material. We speculated this may be one mechanism by which an intrinsically platinum-resistant population of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) cells imparts its influence on surrounding tumor cells. To explore this possibility we utilized a platinum-sensitive cell line, A2780 and exosomes derived from its resistant subclones, and an unselected, platinum-resistant EOC line, OVCAR10. A2780 cells demonstrate a ~2-fold increase in viability upon treatment with carboplatin when pre-exposed to exosomes from platinum-resistant cells as compared to controls...
January 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045502/legomedicine-a-versatile-chemo-enzymatic-approach-for-the-preparation-of-targeted-dual-labeled-llama-antibody-nanoparticle-conjugates
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Sanne A M van Lith, Sander M J van Duijnhoven, Anna C Navis, William P J Leenders, Edward Dolk, Jos W H Wennink, Cornelus F van Nostrum, Jan C M van Hest
Conjugation of llama single domain antibody fragments (Variable Heavy chain domains of Heavy chain antibodies, VHHs) to diagnostic or therapeutic nanoparticles, peptides, proteins, or drugs offers many opportunities for optimized targeted cancer treatment. Currently, mostly nonspecific conjugation strategies or genetic fusions are used that may compromise VHH functionality. In this paper we present a versatile modular approach for bioorthogonal VHH modification and conjugation. First, sortase A mediated transPEGylation is used for introduction of a chemical click moiety...
February 15, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032524/classifying-circulating-tumor-cells-to-monitor-cancer-progression
#15
Panagiota Economopoulou, Vassilis Georgoulias, Athanasios Kotsakis
The term 'liquid biopsy' refers to molecular analysis of a tumor's genetic features based on circulating genetic material in the peripheral blood derived from circulating tumor cells (CTCs), circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and circulating miRNAs, and has emerged as a minimally invasive tool in early cancer diagnosis and disease monitoring. CTCs are believed to originate from the primary tumor and obtain genetic heterogeneity during evolution. Areas covered: The presence of CTCs has been associated with poor clinical outcome in patients with metastatic breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer...
February 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993114/hitting-a-moving-target-glioma-stem-cells-demand-new-approaches-in-glioblastoma-therapy
#16
Drew A Spencer, Brenda M Auffinger, Jason P Murphy, Megan E Muroski, Jian Qiao, Yureve Gorind, Maciej S Lesniak
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) continues to devastate patients and outfox investigators and clinicians despite the preponderance of research directed at its biology, pathogenesis and therapeutic advances. GBM routinely outlasts multidisciplinary treatment protocols, almost inevitably recurring in a yet more aggressive and resistant form with distinct genetic differences from the original tumor. Attempts to glean further insight into GBM point increasingly toward a subpopulation of cells with a stem-like phenotype...
2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833560/pharmacometabolomics-informs-viromics-toward-precision-medicine
#17
Angeliki Balasopoulou, George P Patrinos, Theodora Katsila
Nowadays, we are experiencing the big data era with the emerging challenge of single data interpretation. Although the advent of high-throughput technologies as well as chemo- and bio-informatics tools presents pan-omics data as the way forward to precision medicine, personalized health care and tailored-made therapeutics can be only envisaged when interindividual variability in response to/toxicity of xenobiotics can be interpreted and thus, predicted. We know that such variability is the net outcome of genetics (host and microbiota) and environmental factors (diet, lifestyle, polypharmacy, and microbiota) and for this, tremendous efforts have been made to clarify key-molecules from correlation to causality to clinical significance...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797294/targeting-autophagy-to-overcome-chemoresistance-in-acute-myleogenous-leukemia
#18
Sujan Piya, Michael Andreeff, Gautam Borthakur
Therapeutic inhibition of macroautophagy/autophagy is expected to increase chemosensitivity of cancers and alter tumor-stroma interdependence. The hypoxic, metabolically challenged bone marrow microenvironment confers chemoresistance to leukemia cells. The impact of autophagy inhibition in the context of microenvironment-mediated resistance in leukemia is less explored. Our recent studies demonstrated that co-culture of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) cells with marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) induces autophagy in AML cells and increases resistance to genotoxic agents (cytarabine and idarubicin)...
January 2, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782084/measles-to-the-rescue-a-review-of-oncolytic-measles-virus
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REVIEW
Sarah Aref, Katharine Bailey, Adele Fielding
Oncolytic virotherapeutic agents are likely to become serious contenders in cancer treatment. The vaccine strain of measles virus is an agent with an impressive range of oncolytic activity in pre-clinical trials with increasing evidence of safety and efficacy in early clinical trials. This paramyxovirus vaccine has a proven safety record and is amenable to careful genetic modification in the laboratory. Overexpression of the measles virus (MV) receptor CD46 in many tumour cells may direct the virus to preferentially enter transformed cells and there is increasing awareness of the importance of nectin-4 and signaling lymphocytic activation molecule (SLAM) in oncolysis...
October 22, 2016: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755125/treatment-of-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
#20
Yini Wang, Zhao Wang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a condition of uncontrolled immune activation with a high mortality rate. The recommended therapeutic guideline for HLH was published by the Histiocyte Society in 1994 and revised in 2004, which greatly improved the survival in patients with HLH. However, HLH is still a refractory disease for which the search for novel treatments continues. This article overviewed recent advances in treatment of HLH. RECENT FINDINGS: Current practices in treatment extend from chemo-immunotherapy to some new cytokine-targeting biologicals, which are more effective to eliminate pathologically activated T cells and resist exaggerated cytokine storm...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
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