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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471575/-breast-cancer-diagnostics-and-therapy-the-most-important-facts-for-internists
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Ulrich Hamann, Christine Ankel
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  After reviewing this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the epidemiology of breast cancer, its incidence and impact. 2. Appreciate the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. 3. Understand the concept of comprehensive breast cancer management and its multidisciplinarity. 4. Be knowledgeable about the entire process required to manage breast cancer, since the early diagnosis until the management of non breast related conditions derived from the treatment...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471564/genetic-and-epigenetic-heterogeneity-in-normal-liver-homeostasis-and-its-implications-for-liver-disease-and-hepatocellular-cancer
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Ryan A Hlady, Keith D Robertson
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most prevalent primary tumor of the liver, and is steadily becoming one of the most lethal cancers worldwide. Liver resection, which is the recommended procedure for early localized HCC, results in frequent recurrence (50-70%), while the standard of care for late-stage HCC, multikinase inhibitors, only improves survival by a few months. The lack of success for these treatment modalities is attributable, at least in part, to marked phenotypic heterogeneity within the tumor...
February 2018: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471560/knochensarkome
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Jendrik Hardes, Georg Gosheger, Timo Budny
Bone sarcomas are extremely rare representing approximately 0.2% among all cancer types. Due to the rarity of these tumors both the patients and the physicians can overlook or misinterpret the first often unspecific symptoms of these tumors (pain, limping and swelling). Therefore, radiographic examination (X-ray and/or MRI) of the involved region in case of inexplicable symptoms is strongly recommended. The most common primary malignant bone tumor entity is osteosarcoma, followed by chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma...
February 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471289/single-nucleotide-polymorphism-facilitated-down-regulation-of-the-cohesin-stromal-antigen-1-implications-for-colorectal-cancer-racial-disparities
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Somenath Datta, Richard M Sherva, Mart De La Cruz, Michelle T Long, Priya Roy, Vadim Backman, Sanjib Chowdhury, Hemant K Roy
The biological underpinnings for racial disparities in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence remain to be elucidated. We have previously reported that the cohesin SA-1 down-regulation is an early event in colon carcinogenesis which is dramatically accentuated in African-Americans. In order to investigate the mechanism, we evaluated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for association with SA-1-related outcomes followed by gene editing of candidate SNP. We observed that rs34149860 SNP was significantly associated with a lower colonic mucosal SA-1 expression and evaluation of public databases showed striking racial discordance...
February 19, 2018: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471153/the-prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-postgastrectomy-anemia-in-patients-with-early-stage-gastric-cancer-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ji-Hyun Kim, You-Jin Bae, Kyong-Hwa Jun, Hyung-Min Chin
BACKGROUND: This study explored the cumulative incidence of anemia after gastrectomy in patients with early-stage gastric cancer and evaluated the relationship between postgastrectomy anemia and nutritional factors during long-term follow-up. METHODS: The medical records of patients with stage I gastric cancer who underwent curative gastrectomy between January 2006 and December 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Hematologic parameters like hemoglobin, iron, ferritin, and vitamin B12 level were obtained prior to and after surgery with other nutritional parameters such as total protein, albumin, total cholesterol, triglyceride, calcium, and phosphate...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470951/serum-level-of-long-noncoding-rna-h19-as-a-diagnostic-biomarker-of-multiple-myeloma
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Yafang Pan, Hongmei Chen, Xianjuan Shen, Xudong Wang, Shaoqing Ju, Meihong Lu, Hui Cong
Circulating long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) H19 has been reported to be a biomarker for cancer monitoring. The purpose of this study was to determine whether serum lncRNA could serve as a novel biomarker for the diagnosis of multiple myeloma (MM) and evaluate its value of clinical application. In our study, the expression of lncRNA H19 was up-regulated in 80 patients with MM and MM cell lines by RT-PCR analysis. Clinicopathological analysis showed the expression level of H19 could assist clinical staging, and the severity of the disease could be roughly determined according to the amount of H19 expressed in the patient serum...
February 19, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470806/screening-of-over-1000-indian-patients-with-breast-and-or-ovarian-cancer-with-a-multi-gene-panel-prevalence-of-brca1-2-and-non-brca-mutations
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Jaya Singh, Nishita Thota, Suhasini Singh, Shila Padhi, Puja Mohan, Shivani Deshwal, Soumit Sur, Mithua Ghosh, Amit Agarwal, Ramesh Sarin, Rosina Ahmed, Sachin Almel, Basumita Chakraborti, Vinod Raina, Praveen K DadiReddy, B K Smruti, Senthil Rajappa, Chandragouda Dodagoudar, Shyam Aggarwal, Manish Singhal, Ashish Joshi, Rajeev Kumar, Ajai Kumar, Deepak K Mishra, Neeraj Arora, Aarati Karaba, Satish Sankaran, Shanmukh Katragadda, Arunabha Ghosh, Vamsi Veeramachaneni, Ramesh Hariharan, Ashraf U Mannan
PURPOSE: Breast and/or ovarian cancers are among the most common cancers in women across the world. In the Indian population, the healthcare burden of breast and/or ovarian cancers has been steadily rising, thus stressing the need for early detection, surveillance, and disease management measures. However, the burden attributable to inherited mutations is not well characterized. METHODS: We sequenced 1010 unrelated patients and families from across India with an indication of breast and/or ovarian cancers, using the TruSight Cancer panel which includes 14 genes, strongly associated with risk of hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancers...
February 22, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470805/adjuvant-versus-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-patients-with-brca-mutations
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Katherine Clifton, Angelica Gutierrez-Barrera, Junsheng Ma, Roland Bassett, Jennifer Litton, Henry Kuerer, Stacy Moulder, Constance Albarracin, Gabriel Hortobagyi, Banu Arun
PURPOSE: As triple-negative breast cancers are associated with earlier recurrences and poorer survival, optimal treatment of early-stage breast cancer is essential. Several retrospective studies in triple-negative breast cancer have reported conflicting results in overall survival in patients receiving neoadjuvant or adjuvant systemic therapy. This study aims to analyze outcomes of adjuvant versus neoadjuvant in patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer with and without BRCA germline mutations...
February 22, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470776/a-path-model-analysis-on-predictors-of-dropout-at-6-and-12-months-during-the-weight-loss-interventions-in-endocrinology-outpatient-division
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Simone Perna, Daniele Spadaccini, Antonella Riva, Pietro Allegrini, Chiara Edera, Milena Anna Faliva, Gabriella Peroni, Maurizio Naso, Mara Nichetti, Carlotta Gozzer, Beatrice Vigo, Mariangela Rondanelli
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to identify the dropout rate at 6 and 12 months from the first outpatient visit, and to analyze dropout risk factors among the following areas: biochemical examinations, anthropometric measures, psychological tests, personal data, and life attitude such as smoking, physical activity, and pathologies. METHODS: This is a retrospective longitudinal observational study. Patients undergo an outpatient endocrinology visit, which includes collecting biographical data, anthropometric measurements, physical and pathological history, psychological tests, and biochemical examinations...
February 22, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470686/a-case-of-stage-ia-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-accompanied-with-focal-pancreatitis-demonstrated-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
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Junko Fukuda, Sachiko Tanaka, Nobuko Ishida, Tatsuya Ioka, Kenji Ikezawa, Rena Takakura, Miho Nakao, Kazuyoshi Ohkawa, Kazuhiro Katayama, Shigenori Nagata
A patient with slight dilatation of the main pancreatic duct was followed-up with ultrasonography every 6 months as a high-risk case of pancreatic cancer. Twelve years later, a faint hypoechoic area 13 mm in diameter was first detected on the body of the pancreas. Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography revealed a well-demarcated hypoenhanced area 8 mm in diameter and a hyperenhanced area with an unclear margin. The former was suspected to be a small pancreatic cancer lesion, and the latter to be focal pancreatitis accompanying cancer...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470655/-lymph-node-management-of-cn0-penile-cancer
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F Wawroschek, A Winter
In penile cancer, lymph node metastasis is the main known prognostic factor affecting patients' survival. Early inguinal lymph node dissection or the resection of clinically occult lymph node metastases improves survival compared with removal when the metastases become clinically apparent. Micrometastatic lymph node involvement is undetectable by current imaging modalities. Nomograms based on clinical and histopathological tumor characteristics are unreliable in predicting lymph node involvement. Consequently, in penile cancer patients with clinically normal inguinal lymph nodes (cN0) and a tumor stage ≥pT1, G2 surgical lymph node exploration is recommended...
February 22, 2018: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470188/extrapelvic-sentinel-lymph-nodes-in-endometrial-cancer-patients-with-unmapped-pelvic-side-a-brief-report
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Salih Taşkin, Duygu Altin, Yavuz Emre Şükür, Firat Ortaç
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate extrapelvic sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in clinical early-stage endometrial cancer patients with unmapped pelvic side(s) during fluorescent imaging-based sentinel mapping. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible patients underwent sentinel mapping using cervical injection of indocyanine green and near-infrared florescent imaging compatible endoscopic systems. Pelvic SLNs were identified and resected. If bilateral mapping was not achieved, upper lymph nodes areas including presacral, upper common iliac, and para-aortic caval regions were explored for any SLN...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470143/tumor-pik3ca-genotype-and-prognosis-in-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-pooled-analysis-of-individual-patient-data
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Dimitrios Zardavas, Luc Te Marvelde, Roger L Milne, Debora Fumagalli, George Fountzilas, Vassiliki Kotoula, Evangelia Razis, George Papaxoinis, Heikki Joensuu, Mary Ellen Moynahan, Bryan T Hennessy, Ivan Bieche, Lao H Saal, Olle Stal, Barry Iacopetta, Jeanette Dupont Jensen, Sandra O'Toole, Elena Lopez-Knowles, Mattia Barbaraeschi, Shinzaburo Noguchi, Hatem A Azim, Enrique Lerma, Thomas Bachelot, Qing Wang, Gizeh Perez-Tenorio, Cornelis J H Can de Velde, Daniel W Rea, Vicky Sabine, John M S Bartlett, Christos Sotiriou, Stefan Michiels, Sherene Loi
Purpose Phosphatidylinositol-4, 5-bisphosphate 3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha ( PIK3CA) mutations are frequently observed in primary breast cancer. We evaluated their prognostic relevance by performing a pooled analysis of individual patient data. Patients and Methods Associations between PIK3CA status and clinicopathologic characteristics were tested by applying Cox regression models adjusted for age, tumor size, nodes, grade, estrogen receptor (ER) status, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status, treatment, and study...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470136/-15-o-h-2-o-pet-ct-as-a-tool-for-the-quantitative-assessement-of-early-post-radiotherapy-changes-of-heart-perfusion-in-breast-carcinoma-patients
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Agnieszka Żyromska, Bogdan Małkowski, Tomasz Wiśniewski, Karolina Majewska, Joanna Reszke, Roman Makarewicz
OBJECTIVE: Studies examining radiation-induced heart toxicity in breast cancer patients are inconclusive. The aim of this study was to prospectively and quantitatively asses myocardial blood flow (MBF) with, for the first time, 15O-H2O PET/CT as a marker of heart damage in irradiated breast cancer patients. METHODS: Fifteen breast cancer patients receiving intact breast or chest wall irradiation were included in the analysis (six with right-sided and nine with left-sided breast cancer)...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469148/advances-in-point-of-care-diagnostic-devices-in-cancers
#15
Puja Sandbhor Gaikwad, Rinti Banerjee
The early diagnosis and monitoring of the progress of cancers are limited due to the lack of adequate screening tools. Ultrasensitive and precise point-of-care cancer diagnostic tools are required for the early detection and screening of cancer biomarkers at the bedside with accuracy and specificity of diagnosis. Recent advances in nano- and microfabrication based technologies integrated with different sensing platforms are accelerating the development of rapid, low-cost and reliable point-of-care cancer diagnostic devices...
February 22, 2018: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469083/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-toward-cervical-cancer-among-women-attending-obstetrics-and-gynecology-department-a-cross-sectional-hospital-based-survey-in-south-india
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G Narayana, M Jyothi Suchitra, G Sunanda, J Dasaratha Ramaiah, B Pradeep Kumar, K V Veerabhadrappa
INTRODUCTION: Cervical cancer-related deaths among women in India are often due to late diagnosis of disease. Knowledge about disease and early screening is the most effective measure for cervical cancer prevention. Lack of awareness, negative attitude, and poor practice about cervical cancer and screening are the major causes to increase the incidence of disease. AIM: The study is designed to assess knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) toward cervical cancer, screening, and prevention...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469076/quality-of-life-outcome-measures-using-university-of-washington-questionnaire-version-4-in-early-t1-t2-anterior-tongue-cancers-with-and-without-radiotherapy-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
P Sakthivel, D V K Irugu, C A Singh, H Verma, R Yogal, B Jat, A Chadran, K Sikka, A Thakar, S C Sharma
CONTEXT: To evaluate the quality of life (QOL) outcome measures in disease-free survivors of pathological T1/T2 tongue cancers and to compare QOL in patients treated with only surgery and with adjuvant treatment. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All pathological T1/T2 anterior tongue cancer cases with follow-up from January 2011 till December 2015, who had locoregionally controlled disease with a minimum disease-free survival period of 1 year, were included in the study...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469066/clinico-pathological-profile-of-colorectal-cancer-in-first-two-decades-of-life-a-retrospective-analysis-from-tertiary-health-center
#18
D Sharma, G Singh
AIM: This retrospective observational study was done to analyze age, gender, site of primary tumor and histological characterstics in patients of colorectal carcinoma in the first two decades of life. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A total of 373 patients of colorectal patients were registered in the Department of Radiation Oncology from January 2010 to December 2015. Patients who were <20 years of age were analyzed for clinicopathological characteristic. RESULTS: In our study, a total of 29 out of 373 patients (7...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468927/inducible-co-stimulator-icos-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-anti-cancer-therapy
#19
Florent Amatore, Laurent Gorvel, Daniel Olive
The recent success of checkpoint-inhibitors in cancer treatment paved the way for the development of new strategies of agonist and antagonist agents against B7 superfamily members. Inducible Co-Stimulator (ICOS), a co-stimulatory receptor for T-cell enhancement, arouses interest. Areas covered: We performed an extensive literature search with PUBMED using the keywords 'ICOS' and 'cancer' to discuss its involvement in oncogenesis, its expression in different malignancies, and its targeting in relevant preclinical studies...
February 22, 2018: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468924/emerging-molecular-target-antagonists-for-the-treatment-of-biliary-tract-cancer
#20
Pasquale Lombardi, Donatella Marino, Elisabetta Fenocchio, Giovanna Chilà, Massimo Aglietta, Francesco Leone
Biliary tract cancers (BTCs) are a heterogeneous group of cancers, characterized by low incidence but poor prognosis. Even after complete surgical resection for early stage, relapse is frequent and the lack of effective treatments contributes to the dismal prognosis. To date, the only standard treatment in first-line is cisplatin/gemcitabine combination, whereas no standard in 2nd -line has been defined. Hence, the current goal is to better understand the biology of BTCs, discovering new treatment methods and improving clinical outcomes...
February 22, 2018: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
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