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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441796/role-of-dietary-crocin-in-in-vivo-melanoma-tumor-remission
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Hamid A Bakshi, Faruck Lukmanul Hakkim, Smitha Sam, Farideh Javid
Background: Melanoma is a deadly form of malignancy. Early diagnosis might pave the way to cure but its aggressive nature leads to rapid dissemination and colonization of distant organs. Dietary herbs may play a significant role in prevention of cancer. In this study, we tested anti-tumor efficacy of the Crocus sativus derived active constituent crocin, well established to have anti-cancer properties in different cancer models by our group and other groups and other groups. Notably, crocin is reported to exert anti-proliferative effect on melanoma cells (B16F10) in vitro...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440429/cathepsin%C3%A2-b-expression-in-colorectal-cancer-in-a-middle-east-population-potential-value-as-a-tumor-biomarker-for-late-disease-stages
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Maha-Hamadien Abdulla, Mansoor-Ali Valli-Mohammed, Khayal Al-Khayal, Abdulmalik Al Shkieh, Ahmad Zubaidi, Rehan Ahmad, Khalid Al-Saleh, Omar Al-Obeed, James McKerrow
Cathepsin B (CTSB), is a cysteine protease belonging to the cathepsin (Clan CA) family. The diagnostic and prognostic significance of increased CTSB in the serum of cancer patients have been evaluated for some tumor types. CTSB serum and protein levels have also been reported previously in colorectal cancer (CRC) with contradictory results. The aim of the present study was to investigate CTSB expression in CRC patients and the association of CTSB expression with various tumor stages in a Middle East population...
April 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438617/tumor-budding-as-a-risk-factor-for-nodal-metastasis-in-pt1-colorectal-cancers-a-meta-analysis
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Rocco Cappellesso, Claudio Luchini, Nicola Veronese, Marcello Lo Mele, Erik Rosa-Rizzotto, Ennio Guido, Franca De Lazzari, Pierluigi Pilati, Fabio Farinati, Stefano Realdon, Marco Solmi, Matteo Fassan, Massimo Rugge
Worldwide, colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs have significantly increased the detection of sub-mucosal (pT1) adenocarcinoma. Completion surgery may be indicated after endoscopic excision of these potentially metastasizing early cancers. However, the post-surgical prevalence of nodal implants does not exceed 15%, leading to questions concerning the clinical appropriateness of any post-endoscopy surgery. Eastern scientific societies (Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon-Rectum, in particular) include tumor budding (TB), defined as the presence of isolated single cancer cells or clusters of fewer than five cancer cells at the tumor invasive front, among the variables that must be included in histological reports...
April 21, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436298/adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix-occurring-in-a-patient-treated-with-paclitaxel-for-locally-advanced-esophageal-cancer
#4
Constantin A Dasanu, David M Hyams, Frank J Senatore
Paclitaxel has been linked with a number of immunosuppressive effects such as decreased numbers and activity of dendritic cells, NK-cells and monocytes, which may in turn lead to defective T-cell activation. In addition, this agent was shown to cause mitotic arrest resembling high-grade dysplasia throughout the gastrointestinal tract, including the appendix. We have previously documented a series of lung cancer patients who developed pre-malignant colonic polyps and/or colon cancer either during or weeks following chemotherapy with paclitaxel, suggesting a potential role of this agent in their pathogenesis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429794/bone-in-culture-array-as-a-platform-to-model-early-stage-bone-metastases-and-discover-anti-metastasis-therapies
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Hai Wang, Lin Tian, Amit Goldstein, Jun Liu, Hin-Ching Lo, Kuanwei Sheng, Thomas Welte, Stephen T C Wong, Zbigniew Gugala, Fabio Stossi, Chenghang Zong, Zonghai Li, Michael A Mancini, Xiang H-F Zhang
The majority of breast cancer models for drug discovery are based on orthotopic or subcutaneous tumours. Therapeutic responses of metastases, especially microscopic metastases, are likely to differ from these tumours due to distinct cancer-microenvironment crosstalk in distant organs. Here, to recapitulate such differences, we established an ex vivo bone metastasis model, termed bone-in-culture array or BICA, by fragmenting mouse bones preloaded with breast cancer cells via intra-iliac artery injection. Cancer cells in BICA maintain features of in vivo bone micrometastases regarding the microenvironmental niche, gene expression profile, metastatic growth kinetics and therapeutic responses...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428272/hur-small-molecule-inhibitor-elicits-differential-effects-in-adenomatosis-polyposis-and-colorectal-carcinogenesis
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Michaela Lang, David Berry, Katharina Passecker, Ildiko Mesteri, Sabin Bhuju, Florian Ebner, Vitaly Sedlyarov, Rayko Evstatiev, Kyle Dammann, Alexander Loy, Orest Kuzyk, Pavel Kovarik, Vineeta Khare, Martin Beibel, Guglielmo Roma, Nicole Meisner-Kober, Christoph Gasche
HuR is an RNA-binding protein implicated in immune homeostasis and various cancers, including colorectal cancer. HuR binding to AU-rich elements within the 3' untranslated region of mRNAs encoding oncogenes, growth factors, and various cytokines leads message stability and translation. In this study, we evaluated HuR as a small-molecule target for preventing colorectal cancer in high-risk groups such as those with familial adenomatosis polyposis (FAP) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In human specimens, levels of cytoplasmic HuR were increased in colonic epithelial cells from patients with IBD, IBD-cancer, FAP-adenoma, and colorectal cancer, but not in patients with IBD-dysplasia...
February 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424071/imatinib-treatment-of-poor-prognosis-mesenchymal-type-primary-colon-cancer-a-proof-of-concept-study-in-the-preoperative-window-period-impacct
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I Ubink, H J Bloemendal, S G Elias, M A Brink, M P Schwartz, Y C W Holierhoek, P M Verheijen, A W Boerman, R H J Mathijssen, W W J de Leng, R A de Weger, W M U van Grevenstein, M Koopman, M P Lolkema, O Kranenburg, I H M Borel Rinkes
BACKGROUND: The identification of four Consensus Molecular Subtypes (CMS1-4) of colorectal cancer forms a new paradigm for the design and evaluation of subtype-directed therapeutic strategies. The most aggressive subtype - CMS4 - has the highest chance of disease recurrence. Novel adjuvant therapies for patients with CMS4 tumours are therefore urgently needed. CMS4 tumours are characterized by expression of mesenchymal and stem-like genes. Previous pre-clinical work has shown that targeting Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptors (PDGFRs) and the related KIT receptor with imatinib is potentially effective against mesenchymal-type colon cancer...
April 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424049/findings-in-young-adults-at-colonoscopy-from-a-hospital-service-database-audit
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Stephanie Wong, Ilmars Lidums, Christophe Rosty, Andrew Ruszkiewicz, Susan Parry, Aung Ko Win, Yoko Tomita, Sina Vatandoust, Amanda Townsend, Dainik Patel, Jennifer E Hardingham, David Roder, Eric Smith, Paul Drew, Julie Marker, Wendy Uylaki, Peter Hewett, Daniel L Worthley, Erin Symonds, Graeme P Young, Timothy J Price, Joanne P Young
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosed at <50 years is predominantly located in the distal colon and rectum. Little is known about which lesion subtypes may serve as CRC precursors in young adults. The aim of this work was to document the prevalence and histological subtype of lesions seen in patients aged <50 years, and any associated clinical features. METHODS: An audit of the colonoscopy database at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia over a 12-month period was undertaken...
April 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423721/downregulation-of-phosphorylated-mkk4-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
#9
Wang Pu-Ning, Huang Jun, Duan Ying-Hua, Zhou Jia-Min, Huang Pin-Zhu, Fan Xin-Juan, Huang Yan, Wang Lei, Liu Huan-Liang, Wang Jian-Ping, Huang Mei-Jin
Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 4 (MKK4) is a key mediator of Jun N-terminal kinase signaling and influences malignant metastasis. Here, we used immunohistochemistry to assess phosphorylated MMK4 (pMKK4) levels and examine their association with the clinicopathological features of a pilot set of patient samples consisting of normal colonic mucosa (NCM), colorectal adenoma (CA), and colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues. pMKK4 levels were also assessed in a validation set of CRC cases with accompanying follow-up data to confirm their clinicopathological and prognostic significance...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423551/metabolic-reprogramming-of-the-premalignant-colonic-mucosa-is-an-early-event-in-carcinogenesis
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Mart Dela Cruz, Sarah Ledbetter, Sanjib Chowdhury, Ashish K Tiwari, Navneet Momi, Ramesh K Wali, Charles Bliss, Christopher Huang, David Lichtenstein, Swati Bhattacharya, Anisha Varma-Wilson, Vadim Backman, Hemant K Roy
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. There is an increasing need for the identification of biomarkers of pre-malignant and early stage CRC to improve risk-stratification and screening recommendations. In this study, we investigated the possibility of metabolic and mitochondrial reprogramming early in the pre-malignant colorectal field. METHODS: Rectal biopsies were taken from 81 patients undergoing screening colonoscopy, and gene expression of metabolic and mitochondrial markers were assessed using real time quantitative PCR...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418886/histone-hypoacetylation-contributes-to-cxcl12-downregulation-in-colon-cancer-impact-on-tumor-growth-and-cell-migration
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Benoît Romain, Radhia Benbrika-Nehmar, Laetitia Marisa, Michèle Legrain, Viviane Lobstein, Attila Oravecz, Laetitia Poidevin, Cyril Bour, Jean-Noël Freund, Isabelle Duluc, Dominique Guenot, Erwan Pencreach
CXCL12 has been shown to be involved in colon cancer metastasis, but its expression level and molecular mechanisms regulating its expression remain controversial. We thus evaluated CXCL12 expression in a large cohort of colon adenomas and carcinomas, investigated for an epigenetic mechanism controlling its expression and evaluated the impact of CXCL12 levels on cell migration and tumor growth. CXCL12 expression was measured in human colon adenomas and carcinomas with transcriptome array and RT-qPCR. The promoter methylation was analyzed with whole-genome DNA methylation chips and protein expression by immunohistochemistry...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418365/-surgical-strategy-for-locally-advanced-right-sided-colonic-cancer
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M I Davydov, Yu I Patyutko, A O Rasulov, A G Kotel'nikov, I A Fainshtein, M G Abgaryan, V A Aliev, N E Kudashkin
AIM: To present early and remote surgical outcomes in patients with locally-advanced right-sided colonic cancer, invasion of pancreatic head and/or duodenal wall. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Early and remote surgical outcomes were analyzed in 27 patients who underwent gastropancreatoduodenectomy combined with right-sided hemicolectomy (ileotransversostomy extirpation) for locally-advanced right-sided colonic cancer. RESULTS: Mean time of surgery was 300 (240-460) minutes, intraoperative blood loss - 2000 (500-7200) ml...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416748/differential-expression-of-m3-muscarinic-receptors-in-progressive-colon-neoplasia-and-metastasis
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Kunrong Cheng, Aaron C Shang, Cinthia B Drachenberg, Min Zhan, Jean-Pierre Raufman
M3 muscarinic receptor (M3R) activation promotes colon cancer cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in vitro. Although over-expression of CHRM3, the gene encoding M3R, is reported in primary colon cancers, expression of M3R itself has not been studied in colon neoplasia. We compared M3R expression in normal colon to colon adenomas, and primary and metastatic colon cancers. Compared to adjacent normal colon, CHRM3 expression was increased up to 128-fold in 10 of 18 consecutive surgical cancer specimens (56%) and associated with metastatic spread (P < 0...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416736/nomo-1-gene-is-deleted-in-early-onset-colorectal-cancer
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José Perea, Juan Luis García, Jessica Pérez, Daniel Rueda, María Arriba, Yolanda Rodríguez, Miguel Urioste, Rogelio González-Sarmiento
To characterize clinical features of a recurrent alteration in 16p13.12-p13.11 in Colorectal Cancer (CRC), mainly in Early-onset subgroup (EOCRC), and to assess the status of NOMO1, a gene located in that region, we analyzed differential clinicopathological, familial and molecular features of CRC subsets with and without alterations in the 16p13.12-p13.11, in global and EOCRC groups. We confirmed the region by fluorescence in-situ hybridization, and Quantitative Real-Time PCR analyzed the status of NOMO1 in different age-of-onset and Microsatellite Instability (MSI)-status CRC subsets...
February 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415573/elevated-tata-binding-protein-expression-drives-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-expression-in-colon-cancer
#15
Sandra A S Johnson, Justin J Lin, Christopher J Walkey, Michael P Leathers, Cristian Coarfa, Deborah L Johnson
The TATA-binding protein (TBP) plays a central role in eukaryotic gene transcription. Given its key function in transcription initiation, TBP was initially thought to be an invariant protein. However, studies showed that TBP expression is upregulated by oncogenic signaling pathways. Furthermore, depending on the cell type, small increases in cellular TBP amounts can induce changes in cellular growth properties towards a transformed phenotype. Here we sought to identify the specific TBP-regulated gene targets that drive its ability to induce tumorigenesis...
March 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410234/the-ovarian-cancer-oncobiome
#16
Sagarika Banerjee, Tian Tian, Zhi Wei, Natalie Shih, Michael D Feldman, George Coukos, James C Alwine, Erle S Robertson
Humans and other mammals are colonized by microbial agents across the kingdom which can represent a unique microbiome pattern. Dysbiosis of the microbiome has been associated with pathology including cancer. We have identified a microbiome signature unique to ovarian cancers, one of the most lethal malignancies of the female reproductive system, primarily because of its asymptomatic nature during the early stages in development. We screened ovarian cancer samples along with matched, and non-matched control samples using our pan-pathogen array (PathoChip), combined with capture-next generation sequencing...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405738/evaluation-of-mir-506-and-mir-4316-expression-in-early-and-non-invasive-diagnosis-of-colorectal-cancer
#17
Paweł Krawczyk, Tomasz Powrózek, Tomasz Olesiński, Adam Dmitruk, Joanna Dziwota, Dariusz Kowalski, Janusz Milanowski
PURPOSE: Examination of the entire colon by colonoscopy remains the golden standard for screening of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, patients are reluctant to perform invasive colonoscopies because of interference with their intimacy. Therefore, the potential use of non-invasive analysis of microRNAs expression in liquid biopsy as a novel biomarker for early CRC has investigated in several studies. In this study, we analyzed the expression of two novel microRNAs: miR-506 and miR-4316, which have never been examined in CRC...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400990/classifications-of-multispectral-colorectal-cancer-tissues-using-convolution-neural-network
#18
Hawraa Haj-Hassan, Ahmad Chaddad, Youssef Harkouss, Christian Desrosiers, Matthew Toews, Camel Tanougast
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer among men and women. Its diagnosis in early stages, typically done through the analysis of colon biopsy images, can greatly improve the chances of a successful treatment. This paper proposes to use convolution neural networks (CNNs) to predict three tissue types related to the progression of CRC: benign hyperplasia (BH), intraepithelial neoplasia (IN), and carcinoma (Ca). METHODS: Multispectral biopsy images of thirty CRC patients were retrospectively analyzed...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396341/bioactivity-of-oral-linaclotide-in-human-colorectum-for-cancer-chemoprevention
#19
David S Weinberg, Jieru E Lin, Nathan R Foster, Gary J Della'Zanna, Asad Umar, Drew K Seisler, Walter K Kraft, David M Kastenberg, Leo C Katz, Paul J Limburg, Scott A Waldman
Guanylate cyclase C (GUCY2C) is a tumor suppressing receptor silenced by loss of expression of its luminocrine hormones guanylin and uroguanylin early in colorectal carcinogenesis. This observation suggests oral replacement with a GUCY2C agonist may be an effective targeted chemoprevention agent. Linaclotide is an FDA approved oral GUCY2C agonist formulated for gastric release, inducing fluid secretion into the small bowel to treat chronic idiopathic constipation. The ability of oral linaclotide to induce a pharmacodynamic response in epithelial cells of the colorectum in humans remains undefined...
April 10, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392387/functionally-modified-polyacrylamide-graft-gum-karaya-ph-sensitive-spray-dried-microspheres-for-colon-targeting-of-an-anti-cancer-drug
#20
Vijaykumar V Alange, Ravindra P Birajdar, Raghavendra V Kulkarni
An effort was made to formulate and evaluate pH-sensitive spray dried microspheres using hydrolyzed polyacrylamide-graft-gum karaya (PAAm-g-GK) for colon specific delivery of an anti-cancer agent, capecitabine. The synthesis of pH-sensitive PAAm-g-GK copolymer was done by free radical polymerization followed by alkaline hydrolysis and characterized satisfactorily. The microspheres were spherical in shape; drug entrapment efficiency was found to be in the range of 77.30% to 88.74%. Pulsatile swelling study indicates that the PAAm-g-GK consists of considerable pH-sensitivity...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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