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Retinoblastoma metastasis

Mohammad Idrees Adhi, Sumbul Kashif, Kashif Muhammed, Nisar Siyal
OBJECTIVE: To document clinical pattern of retinoblastoma in Pakistani population. METHODS: This retrospective study, which was conducted at Department of Ophthalmology, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, reviewed clinical records of patients with retinoblastoma from 1997 to 2012. Staging of disease was done by referring to retinal diagrams, RetCam images, and first magnetic resonance imaging. Ophthalmic notes, imaging reports and histopathology reports of enucleated eyes established optic nerve involvement...
March 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Xuemei Du, Fei Qi, Sheyu Lu, Yongchun Li, Wei Han
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoke is by far the greatest risk factor for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Nicotine, an active alkaloid in tobacco, is unable to initiate tumorigenesis in humans and rodents, but can promote the growth and metastasis of various tumors, including NSCLC, initiated by tobacco carcinogens. Recently, cigarette smoke is reported to downregulate 24 miRNAs more than 3-fold in the lungs of rats, and most of these downregulated miRNAs are associated with NSCLC initiation and development...
March 5, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Shen Wu, Nanping Ai, Qian Liu, Jingxue Zhang
Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy during infancy and childhood worldwide. Numerous microRNAs (miRNAs) contribute to RB initiation and progression through the regulation of cell proliferation, cycle, apoptosis, migration, invasion and metastasis. Therefore, further investigation concerning the expression, roles and associated mechanisms of RB‑related miRNAs may be beneficial to develop novel strategies for patients with this malignancy. Recently, miRNA‑448 (miR‑448) has been reported to be aberrantly expressed and to play an important role in several types of human cancer...
March 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
Usha Singh, Deeksha Katoch, Savleen Kaur, Mangat Ram Dogra, Deepak Bansal, Rakesh Kapoor
Purpose: To study epidemiology, demographic profile, clinical characteristics, and outcome in pediatric patients with retinoblastoma. Methods: This was a retrospective review of retinoblastoma patients of a tertiary institute from January 1st 1998 to December 31st 2014. Results: The study included 467 patients (618 eyes) with a mean age of 34.7 ± 24.6 months (median = 30; 15 days to 144 months). Retinoblastoma was bilateral in 151 (32.3%) and there were 61...
December 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Kelsey Roelofs, Femida Kherani, Laurie Russell, J Godfrey Heathcote, Ezekiel Weis
In 1974, an 8-month-old male was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma. His left eye was enucleated, while the right eye was salvaged with a combination of external beam radiotherapy (4,000 cGy total, divided in 20 fractions) and retinal laser treatment. Thirty-nine years later, he developed intraocular recurrence of retinoblastoma with extrascleral spread. Histopathological examination also identified a second distinct malignancy, retinal pigment epithelium adenocarcinoma, arising in continuity with the retinoblastoma...
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Sergey V Kozin, Nir Maimon, Rong Wang, Nisha Gupta, Lance Munn, Rakesh K Jain, Igor Garkavtsev
SLPI has been implicated in the progression and metastasis of certain cancers. However, the effects of SLPI seem to be tumor-specific and the mechanisms remain poorly defined. Here, we demonstrate that highly metastatic, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) 4T1 cells secreted more SLPI compared to their non-metastatic counterparts. Furthermore, SLPI secretion directly correlated with spontaneous lung metastasis from 4T1 tumors orthotopically implanted in mice. Consistent with our experimental results, we also found that higher SLPI expression levels correlate with worse clinical outcome in basal/TNBC patients...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
A Correa-Acosta, M E González-Alviar, M L Gaviria-Bravo
CASE REPORT: The case is presented on a girl with a unilateral retinoblastoma that required treatment with intra-arterial chemotherapy. In the nuclear magnetic resonance imaging of the brain performed 1 month after intra-arterial chemotherapy treatment, post-laminar optic nerve (ON) enhancement was observed, leading to the suspicion of an ON tumour infiltration. Additional examinations were requested by which a probable optic neuropathy was diagnosed. DISCUSSION: The ON enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in retinoblastoma generally corresponds to tumour invasion of the ON...
December 22, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
Ping Wang, Yang-Jun Li, Shao-Bo Zhang, Qi-Lin Cheng, Qiong Zhang, Li-Sha He
BACKGROUND: Retinoblastoma is the most common intraocular malignancy occurring in children. It can metastasize to the regional lymph nodes, central nervous system and distant organs usually the bones and bone marrow and very rarely to the soft tissue. Here, we report a case of unilateral retinoblastoma in a 4-year-old girl accompanied by a large metastasis of the parotid and submandibular glands that developed about 6 months previously and gradually increased in size 5 months after enucleation of the left eye...
December 2, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
Rohini M Nair, Murali Ms Balla, Imran Khan, Ravi Kiran Reddy Kalathur, Paturu Kondaiah, Geeta K Vemuganti
BACKGROUND: Retinoblastoma (Rb), the most common childhood intraocular malignant tumor, is reported to have cancer stem cells (CSCs) similar to other tumors. Our previous investigation in primary tumors identified the small sized cells with low CD133 (Prominin-1) and high CD44 (Hyaluronic acid receptor) expression to be putative Rb CSCs using flow cytometry (FSClo /SSClo /CD133lo /CD44hi ). With this preliminary data, we have now utilized a comprehensive approach of in vitro characterization of Y79 Rb cell line following CSC enrichment using CD133 surface marker and subsequent validation to confirm the functional properties of CSCs...
November 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
Sonya Stenfelt, Maria K E Blixt, Charlotta All-Ericsson, Finn Hallböök, Henrik Boije
Retinoblastoma, an intraocular pediatric cancer, develops in the embryonic retina following biallelic loss of RB1. However, there is a wide range of genetic and epigenetic changes that can affect RB1 resulting in different clinical outcomes. In addition, other transformations, such as MYCN amplification, generate particularly aggressive tumors, which may or may not be RB1 independent. Recognizing the cellular characteristics required for tumor development, by identifying the elusive cell-of-origin for retinoblastoma, would help us understand the development of these tumors...
November 9, 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
Nuzhat Husain, Azfar Neyaz
High-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) is a causative agent for an increasing subset of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. HPV 16 accounts for 90% of cases. The chance for malignant transformation due to infection with high-risk HPV is proportional to the expression of the viral oncogene products E6 and E7, which inactivate p53 and retinoblastoma (Rb) tumor suppressor functions. P16 is a surrogate marker of HPV associated HNSCC and 2+/3+ expression in more than 75% cells is diagnostic. Molecular demonstration of integrated virus by in situ hybridization is specific but has low sensitivity...
September 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
Eldad Zacksenhaus, Mariusz Shrestha, Jeff C Liu, Ioulia Vorobieva, Philip E D Chung, YoungJun Ju, Uri Nir, Zhe Jiang
A switch from catabolic to anabolic metabolism, a major hallmark of cancer, enables rapid cell duplication, and is driven by multiple oncogenic alterations, including PIK3CA mutation, MYC amplification, and TP53 loss. However, tumor growth requires active mitochondrial function and oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS). Recently, loss of the retinoblastoma (RB1) tumor suppressor in breast cancer was shown to induce mitochondrial protein translation (MPT) and OXPHOS. Here, we discuss how increased OXPHOS can enhance anabolic metabolism and cell proliferation, as well as cancer stemness and metastasis...
November 2017: Trends in Cancer
Christina Stathopoulos, Marie-Claire Gaillard, Francesco Puccinelli, Philippe Maeder, Doris Hadjistilianou, Maja Beck-Popovic, Francis L Munier
PURPOSE: To report the occurrence and management of secondary choroidal infiltration in two retinoblastoma (rb) patients. METHODS: Fundus examination and imaging with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), B-scan ultrasonography (B-scan), and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). RESULTS: Case 1: A 19-month-old girl with multifocal unilateral group B rb pretreated with intravenous chemotherapy (IVC) was referred for further management...
November 3, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
Jun Huang, Yuting Yang, Fang Fang, Ke Liu
The retinoblastoma is the most common intraocular malignant tumor in infants and children; it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer due to its limited sensitivity to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In several cancers, chemoresistance is associated with autophagy induction. Non-coding RNAs, including long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) and microRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to regulate physiological activities of the cells, including proliferation, apoptosis, migration, as well as autophagy. MALAT1, a well-established lncRNA acts as an oncogene, promotes cancer proliferation and metastasis via the stimulation of autophagy...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Yi Zhang, Dong-Sheng Huang, Wei-Ling Zhang, Yi-Zhuo Wang, Yan Zhou, Pin-Wei Zhang, Tao Han, Jian-Min Ma, Ji-Tong Shi, Xin Ge
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2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Seung-Youn Jung, Seongho Kho, Kyung-Hee Song, Jiyeon Ahn, In-Chul Park, Ky-Youb Nam, Sang-Gu Hwang, Seon-Young Nam, Seong-Jun Cho, Jie-Young Song
Focal adhesion kinase 1 (FAK1) is known to promote tumor progression and metastasis by controlling cell movement, invasion, survival and the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in the tumor microenvironment. As recent reports imply that FAK1 is highly associated with tumor cell development and malignancy, the inhibition of FAK1 activity could be an effective therapeutic approach for inhibiting the growth and metastasis of tumor cells. In this study, we aimed to determine the effect of a novel synthetic FAK1 inhibitor 2-[2-(2-methoxy-4-morpholin-4-yl-phenylamino)-5-trifluoromethyl-pyrimidin-4-ylamino]-N-methyl-benzamide, (MPAP) on lung cancer cells...
September 29, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
He Yong-Ming, Ji Ai-Jun, Xu Xiao-Yue, Lu Jian-Wei, Yu Chen, Chen Ye
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to be associated with cancer progression and carcinogenesis. They are small, highly conserved, noncoding RNA molecules consisting of 19-25 nucleotides. By binding to complementary binding sites within the 3'-untranslated region of target mRNAs, miRNAs inhibit the translation of mRNAs or promote their degradation. miRNAs play critical roles in cancer initiation and development by functioning either as oncogenes or as tumor suppressors. Similarly, several studies have shown that miRNAs are involved in regulating various biological processes, including apoptosis, proliferation, cellular differentiation, signal transduction, and carcinogenesis...
November 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
Maike Busch, Klaus Metz, Manfred Beier, Eva Biewald, Nicole Dünker
PURPOSE: Correlation of trefoil factor family 1 (TFF1) expression in retinoblastoma tumors with different clinical parameters to evaluate a potential involvement of TFF1 in tumor development and progression. METHODS: A representative cohort of 59 enucleated eyes from individual patients with retinoblastoma was analyzed for its TFF1 expression profile by immuno staining and real-time PCR. Trefoil factor family 1 expression was correlated with demographics, laterality, tumor-node-metastasis stage, International Classification of Retinoblastoma, tumor differentiation level, and treatment...
October 6, 2017: Retina
Azza Abdel-Aziz, Rehab Allah Ahmed, Afaf Taha Ibrahiem
Gastric carcinoma is one of the aggressive malignancies with poor prognosis. The expression of pRb, Ki67, Her-2 in relation to tumor grade and stage in gastric carcinoma still needs more exploration. This study was performed aiming to study the immunohistochemical expression of altered retinoblastoma encoding protein (pRb), Ki67 and Her-2 in gastric carcinoma and to investigate their clinical and pathological significance. We studied tumor tissue specimens from 48 patients with gastric carcinoma. Paraffin sections were submitted for immunohistochemistry using pRb, Ki67 and Her-2...
October 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
Wei Song, Xiaofei Zhao, Jiarui Xu, Han Zhang
Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common malignant intraocular cancer in teenagers, occurrence of which depends on the mutation of multiple genes. Among all the signaling pathways involved in the oncogenesis of RB, the process of angiogenesis has been demonstrated to be associated with the local invasive growth and metastasis of this cancer type. Quercetin (Que) is a typical flavonoid and has been reported to inhibit angiogenesis in various types of tumors. In the present study, the effect of Que on RB cells and angiogenesis of RB was evaluated...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
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