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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432616/prognostic-impact-of-pd-1-and-its-ligands-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#1
REVIEW
Franziska Erlmeier, Wilko Weichert, Andres Jan Schrader, Michael Autenrieth, Arndt Hartmann, Sandra Steffens, Philipp Ivanyi
Programmed death-1 receptor (PD-1) and programmed death-1 receptor-ligand (PD-L1) have been suggested to play a role as prognostic markers in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). The association between PD-L1 and prognosis seems to be more robust than for PD-1. Further, preliminary analyses suggest that neither PD-1 nor its ligands play a role as prognostic markers in non-clear cell RCC, while the prognostic role of PD-L2 in ccRCC as well as in non-clear cell RCC remains unclear.
June 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428283/regulatory-aspects-of-optical-methods-and-exogenous-targets-for-cancer-detection
#2
Willemieke S Tummers, Jason M Warram, Kiranya E Tipirneni, John Fengler, Paula Jacobs, Lalitha Shankar, Lori Henderson, Betsy Ballard, Brian W Pogue, Jamey P Weichert, Michael Bouvet, Jonathan Sorger, Christopher H Contag, John V Frangioni, Michael F Tweedle, James P Basilion, Sanjiv S Gambhir, Eben L Rosenthal
Considerable advances in cancer-specific optical imaging have improved the precision of tumor resection. In comparison to traditional imaging modalities, this technology is unique in its ability to provide real-time feedback to the operating surgeon. Given the significant clinical implications of optical imaging, there is an urgent need to standardize surgical navigation tools and contrast agents to facilitate swift regulatory approval. Because fluorescence-enhanced surgery requires a combination of both device and drug, each may be developed in conjunction, or separately, which are important considerations in the approval process...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408529/targeted-alpha-therapy-of-mcrpc-with-225-actinium-psma-617-dosimetry-estimate-and-empirical-dose-finding
#3
Clemens Kratochwil, Frank Bruchertseifer, Hendrik Rathke, Marcus Bronzel, Christos Apostolidis, Wilko Weichert, Uwe Haberkorn, Frederick Lars Giesel, Alfred Morgenstern
To develop a treatment protocol for (225)Ac-PSMA-617 alpha-radiation therapy in advanced stage, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients with PSMA-positive tumor phenotype. Methods: A dosimetry estimate was calculated based on time-activity-curves derived from serially performed (177)Lu-PSMA-617 scans extrapolated to the physical half-life of (225)Ac, assuming instant decay of instable daughter nuclides. Salvage therapies empirically conducted with 50kBq/kg (n = 4), 100kBq/kg (n = 4), 150kBq/kg (n = 2), 200kBq/kg (n = 4) (225)Ac-PSMA-617 were evaluated retrospectively regarding toxicity and treatment response...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405629/human-norovirus-evolution-in-a-chronically-infected-host
#4
Sylvie Y Doerflinger, Stefan Weichert, Anna Koromyslova, Martin Chan, Christian Schwerk, Ruediger Adam, Stefan Jennewein, Grant S Hansman, Horst Schroten
Typically, human noroviruses cause symptoms of acute gastroenteritis for 2 to 4 days. Often, the virions are shed in stool for several days after the symptoms recede, which in turn can lead to further contamination and transmission. Moreover, a number of reports have considered that chronic norovirus infections, i.e., lasting months and years, might even function as reservoirs for the generation of novel strains that can escape the herd immunity or have modified binding interactions with histo-blood group antigens (HBGAs)...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353093/pd-l2-a-prognostic-marker-in-chromophobe-renal-cell-carcinoma
#5
Franziska Erlmeier, Wilko Weichert, Michael Autenrieth, Max Wiedemann, Andres Jan Schrader, Arndt Hartmann, Philipp Ivanyi, Sandra Steffens
In the context of cancer immunotherapy, PD-1 as well as PD-L1 has been widely studied in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). PD-1 and PD-L1 play a significant role as prognostic markers in clear cell renal cell carcinoma. In contrast, little is known about PD-L2 expression patterns in RCC, especially in rarer subtypes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, distribution and prognostic impact of PD-L2 expression in chromophobe (ch)RCC. Eighty-one patients who underwent renal surgery due to chRCC were retrospectively evaluated...
May 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347920/mir-200b-and-mir-155-as-predictive-biomarkers-for-the-efficacy-of-chemoradiation-in-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#6
Anne-Katrin Hess, Annika Müer, Fabian Dominik Mairinger, Wilko Weichert, Albrecht Stenzinger, Michael Hummel, Volker Budach, Ingeborg Tinhofer
BACKGROUND: The predictive value of microRNAs (miRNAs) in tumour cells and infiltrating immune cells for the efficacy of chemoradiation (CRTX) in locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) was evaluated. METHODS: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumour material was collected from patients with locally advanced HNSCC treated within the ARO-0401 phase III trial with radiotherapy in combination with either 5-fluorouracil/cisplatin (CDDP-CRTX) or 5-fluorouracil/mitomycin C (MMC-CRTX)...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236630/growth-attainment-in-german-children-born-preterm-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-adolescence-analysis-of-the-population-representative-kiggs-data
#7
Renate L Bergmann, Karl E Bergmann, Rolf Richter, Martin Schlaud, Wolfgang Henrich, Alexander Weichert
AIM: To compare the growth attainment of preterm children and their cardiovascular risk factors at adolescence with the values measured in term children in Germany. METHODS: About 17,641 children aged 0 to <18 years were studied between 2003 and 2006 in the population representative German KiGGS survey ("German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents") using questionnaires, physical examinations, standardized anthropometric and blood pressure measurements, and blood sample analyses...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221700/multikinase-inhibitors-sorafenib-and-sunitinib-as-radiosensitizers-in-head-and-neck-cancer-cell-lines
#8
Annette Affolter, Gerson Samosny, Anne-Sophie Heimes, Johanna Schneider, Wilko Weichert, Albrecht Stenzinger, Katharina Sommer, Alexandra Jensen, Arnulf Mayer, Walburgis Brenner, Wolf J Mann, Jürgen Brieger
BACKGROUND: Radioresistance is a common feature of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). We previously showed that the irradiation- activated vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)-axis is fundamental for the survival of resistant tumors. In this study, we examined if treatment with potent multikinase (MK) inhibitors, sorafenib and sunitinib, could radiosensitize tumor cells. METHODS: Cultured HNSCC cell lines were treated with inhibitors and subsequently irradiated...
February 21, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216441/the-dynamics-of-signal-complex-formation-mediating-germling-fusion-in-neurospora-crassa
#9
Antonio Serrano, Hamzeh H Hammadeh, Stephanie Herzog, Julia Illgen, Marcel R Schumann, Martin Weichert, André Fleiβner
Colony initiation of filamentous fungi commonly involves fusion of germinating vegetative spores. Studies in Neurospora crassa revealed an unusual cell-cell communication mechanism mediating this process, in which the fusion partners coordinately alternate between two physiological stages, probably related to signal sending and receiving. This "cell dialog" involves the alternating, oscillatory recruitment of the SO protein and the MAK-2 MAP kinase module to the apical plasma membrane of growing fusion tips...
February 16, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181482/small-genomic-insertions-form-enhancers-that-misregulate-oncogenes
#10
Brian J Abraham, Denes Hnisz, Abraham S Weintraub, Nicholas Kwiatkowski, Charles H Li, Zhaodong Li, Nina Weichert-Leahey, Sunniyat Rahman, Yu Liu, Julia Etchin, Benshang Li, Shuhong Shen, Tong Ihn Lee, Jinghui Zhang, A Thomas Look, Marc R Mansour, Richard A Young
The non-coding regions of tumour cell genomes harbour a considerable fraction of total DNA sequence variation, but the functional contribution of these variants to tumorigenesis is ill-defined. Among these non-coding variants, somatic insertions are among the least well characterized due to challenges with interpreting short-read DNA sequences. Here, using a combination of Chip-seq to enrich enhancer DNA and a computational approach with multiple DNA alignment procedures, we identify enhancer-associated small insertion variants...
February 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181130/micrornas-mir-7-and-mir-340-predict-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer
#11
Mithu Raychaudhuri, Holger Bronger, Theresa Buchner, Marion Kiechle, Wilko Weichert, Stefanie Avril
PURPOSE: miRNAs have been linked to chemosensitivity of breast cancer cells in vitro. In patients, however, there is no clinically validated method for predicting chemotherapy response. The aim of this study was to assess whether (I) a specific pattern of miRNA expression in pretherapeutic biopsies can predict response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and (II) differential miRNA expression in residual tumor after completion of chemotherapy allows further prognostic stratification of non-responding patients...
April 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178700/genetic-profiling-of-cancers-of-the-digestive-system-biological-insights-and-clinical-implications
#12
Albrecht Stenzinger, Wilko Weichert
Massive parallel sequencing technologies (next-generation sequencing) have enabled us to draw a comprehensive landscape of the genomic aberrations underlying common cancers of the digestive system, and they have thus revolutionized our understanding of the genomic makeup and biology of these tumors. Apart from the commonly mutated founder genes, e.g., KRAS and TP53, we now have detailed information on additional and less frequent genomic events for every major digestive system cancer. However, many challenging issues remain when it comes to translating these findings into clinical applications...
February 9, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176137/smarca4-deficient-sinonasal-carcinoma
#13
Abbas Agaimy, Wilko Weichert
The term "sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC)" has been coined in 1986 for a highly aggressive sinonasal tract epithelial neoplasm showing distinctive morphology, but lacking any specific line of differentiation. Recent developments resulted in a dynamic splitting of new entities traditionally included in the spectrum of SNUC. Sinonasal NUT-midline carcinoma, adamantinoma-like Ewing family tumors and most recently, SMARCB1(INI1)-deficient sinonasal carcinoma are the main entities defined by specific genetic aberrations...
February 7, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175546/364%C3%A2-creation-of-a-dual-labeled-cancer-targeting-alkylphosphocholine-analog-for-dual-modality-quantitative-positron-emission-tomography-and-intraoperative-tumor-visualization
#14
John S Kuo, Ray R Zhang, Anatoly N Pinchuk, Justin Jeffrey, Paul A Clark, Jamey P Weichert
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August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134825/application-of-the-pamono-sensor-for-quanti%C3%AF-cation-of-microvesicles-and-determination-of-nano-particle-size-distribution
#15
Victoria Shpacovitch, Irina Sidorenko, Jan Eric Lenssen, Vladimir Temchura, Frank Weichert, Heinrich Müller, Klaus Überla, Alexander Zybin, Alexander Schramm, Roland Hergenröder
The PAMONO-sensor (plasmon assisted microscopy of nano-objects) demonstrated an ability to detect and quantify individual viruses and virus-like particles. However, another group of biological vesicles-microvesicles (100-1000 nm)-also attracts growing interest as biomarkers of different pathologies and needs development of novel techniques for characterization. This work shows the applicability of a PAMONO-sensor for selective detection of microvesicles in aquatic samples. The sensor permits comparison of relative concentrations of microvesicles between samples...
January 27, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122134/tumour-budding-activity-and-cell-nest-size-determine-patient-outcome-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-proposal-for-an-adjusted-grading-system
#16
Melanie Boxberg, Moritz Jesinghaus, Christiane Dorfner, Carolin Mogler, Enken Drecoll, Arne Warth, Katja Steiger, Christine Bollwein, Petra Meyer, Klaus D Wolff, Andreas Kolk, Wilko Weichert
AIMS: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a common malignancy with a variable clinical course. One of the established survival predictors in carcinomas in general is tumour grade; in OSCC, however, grading according to the World Health Organization (WHO) has no independent prognostic impact. Recently, a novel grading scheme associated with high impact on patient outcome has been proposed for squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. METHODS AND RESULTS: To probe whether this scheme could be applied to the upper aerodigestive tract, we retrospectively evaluated 157 chemo- and radiotherapy-naive OSCCs with complete clinical follow-up data and standardized treatment for tumour budding activity (BA), cell nest size (CNS), extent of keratinization, stromal content, nuclear size and mitotic count...
January 25, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120820/dna-copy-number-changes-define-spatial-patterns-of-heterogeneity-in-colorectal-cancer
#17
Soulafa Mamlouk, Liam Harold Childs, Daniela Aust, Daniel Heim, Friederike Melching, Cristiano Oliveira, Thomas Wolf, Pawel Durek, Dirk Schumacher, Hendrik Bläker, Moritz von Winterfeld, Bastian Gastl, Kerstin Möhr, Andrea Menne, Silke Zeugner, Torben Redmer, Dido Lenze, Sascha Tierling, Markus Möbs, Wilko Weichert, Gunnar Folprecht, Eric Blanc, Dieter Beule, Reinhold Schäfer, Markus Morkel, Frederick Klauschen, Ulf Leser, Christine Sers
Genetic heterogeneity between and within tumours is a major factor determining cancer progression and therapy response. Here we examined DNA sequence and DNA copy-number heterogeneity in colorectal cancer (CRC) by targeted high-depth sequencing of 100 most frequently altered genes. In 97 samples, with primary tumours and matched metastases from 27 patients, we observe inter-tumour concordance for coding mutations; in contrast, gene copy numbers are highly discordant between primary tumours and metastases as validated by fluorescent in situ hybridization...
January 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094261/beyond-the-margins-real-time-detection-of-cancer-using-targeted-fluorophores
#18
REVIEW
Ray R Zhang, Alexandra B Schroeder, Joseph J Grudzinski, Eben L Rosenthal, Jason M Warram, Anatoly N Pinchuk, Kevin W Eliceiri, John S Kuo, Jamey P Weichert
Over the past two decades, synergistic innovations in imaging technology have resulted in a revolution in which a range of biomedical applications are now benefiting from fluorescence imaging. Specifically, advances in fluorophore chemistry and imaging hardware, and the identification of targetable biomarkers have now positioned intraoperative fluorescence as a highly specific real-time detection modality for surgeons in oncology. In particular, the deeper tissue penetration and limited autofluorescence of near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging improves the translational potential of this modality over visible-light fluorescence imaging...
January 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059098/somatostatin-receptor-expression-related-to-tp53-and-rb1-alterations-in-pancreatic-and-extrapancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-with-a-ki67-index-above-20
#19
Björn Konukiewitz, Anna Melissa Schlitter, Moritz Jesinghaus, Dominik Pfister, Katja Steiger, Angela Segler, Abbas Agaimy, Bence Sipos, Giuseppe Zamboni, Wilko Weichert, Irene Esposito, Nicole Pfarr, Günter Klöppel
Somatostatin receptor 2A expression is a feature of well-differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms and is important for their diagnosis and therapy. Little is known about somatostatin receptor 2A expression in poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms in relation to TP53 and RB1 status and how these features may contribute to the separation of well from poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms with a proliferation index above 20%. This study investigates the expression of somatostatin receptors, p53 and Rb1, and TP53 alterations in pancreatic and extrapancreatic well and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms (Ki67-index >20%)...
April 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059096/colorectal-mixed-adenoneuroendocrine-carcinomas-and-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-are-genetically-closely-related-to-colorectal-adenocarcinomas
#20
Moritz Jesinghaus, Björn Konukiewitz, Gisela Keller, Matthias Kloor, Katja Steiger, Magdalena Reiche, Roland Penzel, Volker Endris, Ruza Arsenic, Gratiana Hermann, Albrecht Stenzinger, Wilko Weichert, Nicole Pfarr, Günter Klöppel
Colorectal mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas are rare and clinically aggressive neoplasms with considerable morphological heterogeneity. Data on their genomic characteristics and molecular associations to either conventional colorectal adenocarcinomas or poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms is still scarce, hampering optimized patient treatment and care. Tissue from 19 colorectal mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas and eight colorectal poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms (neuroendocrine carcinomas) was microdissected and subjected to next-generation sequencing using a colorectal adenocarcinoma-specific panel comprising 196 amplicons covering 32 genes linked to colorectal adenocarcinoma, and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasm tumorigenesis...
April 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
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