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J-P Yang, X-J Yang, L Xiao, Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate long noncoding RNA PVT1 expression in the serum of cervical cancer patients, and to evaluate serum PVT1 level as a diagnostic biomarker for cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-eight cervical cancer patients, 64 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia patients, 25 breast cancer patients, 25 ovarian cancer patients, and 111 healthy control subjects were enrolled into this study. PVT1 serum level in these participants and PVT1 expression in 20 pairs of cervical cancer tissues and adjacent paired normal tissues was measured by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Balázs Ligeti, Ottilia Menyhárt, Ingrid Petrič, Balázs Győrffy, Sándor Pongor
BACKGROUND: Biomedical sciences use a variety of data sources on drug molecules, genes, proteins, diseases and scientific publications etc. This system can be best pictured as a giant data-network linked together by physical, functional, logical and similarity relationships. A new hypothesis or discovery can be considered as a new link that can be deduced from the existing connections. For instance, interactions of two pharmacons - if not already known - represent a testable novel hypothesis...
October 21, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Britton Trabert, Ronald C Eldridge, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Meredith S Shiels, Troy J Kemp, Chantal Guillemette, Patricia Hartge, Mark E Sherman, Louise A Brinton, Amanda Black, Anil K Chaturvedi, Allan Hildesheim, Sonja I Berndt, Mahboobeh Safaeian, Ligia Pinto, Nicolas Wentzensen
Inflammation is proposed to increase risk of developing endometrial cancer, but few prospective epidemiologic studies have investigated the relationship between circulating inflammation markers and endometrial cancer risk. In a nested case-control study within the PLCO Screening Trial we measured serum levels of 64 inflammation-related biomarkers in 284 incident endometrial cancer cases and 284 matched controls. Using multivariable logistic regression inflammation markers were evaluated individually and combined into a cross-validated inflammation score...
October 22, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Bruce Wen, Kirby R Campbell, Karissa Tilbury, Oleg Nadiarnykh, Molly A Brewer, Manish Patankar, Vikas Singh, Kevin W Eliceiri, Paul J Campagnola
Remodeling of the collagen architecture in the extracellular matrix (ECM) has been implicated in ovarian cancer. To quantify these alterations we implemented a form of 3D texture analysis to delineate the fibrillar morphology observed in 3D Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) microscopy image data of normal (1) and high risk (2) ovarian stroma, benign ovarian tumors (3), low grade (4) and high grade (5) serous tumors, and endometrioid tumors (6). We developed a tailored set of 3D filters which extract textural features in the 3D image sets to build (or learn) statistical models of each tissue class...
October 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
I Nakachi, B A Helfrich, M A Spillman, E A Mickler, C J Olson, J L Rice, C D Coldren, L E Heasley, M W Geraci, R S Stearman
Src kinase is recognized as a key target for molecular cancer therapy. However, methods to efficiently select patients responsive to Src inhibitors are lacking. We explored the sensitivity of ovarian cancer cell lines to the Src kinase inhibitor saracatinib to identify predictive markers of drug sensitivity using gene microarrays. Pituitary tumor transforming gene 1 (PTTG1) was selected as a potential biomarker as mRNA levels were correlated with saracatinib resistance, as well as higher PTTG1 protein expression...
October 20, 2016: Clinical and Translational Science
Tatiana Pochechueva, Alexander Chinarev, Andreas Schoetzau, André Fedier, Nicolai V Bovin, Neville F Hacker, Francis Jacob, Viola Heinzelmann-Schwarz
Altered levels of naturally occurring anti-glycan antibodies (AGA) circulating in human blood plasma are found in different pathologies including cancer. Here the levels of AGA directed against 22 negatively charged (sialylated and sulfated) glycans were assessed in high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC, n = 22) patients and benign controls (n = 31) using our previously developed suspension glycan array (SGA). Specifically, the ability of AGA to differentiate between controls and HGSOC, the most common and aggressive type of ovarian cancer with a poor outcome was determined...
2016: PloS One
Zhanzhan Xu, Yu Zhou, Yexuan Cao, Thi Lan Anh Dinh, Jing Wan, Min Zhao
Ovarian cancer is the first leading cause of mortality in gynecological malignancies. To identify key genes and microRNAs in ovarian cancer, mRNA microarray dataset GSE36668, GSE18520, GSE14407 and microRNA dataset GSE47841 were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and microRNAs (DEMs) were obtained using GEO2R. Functional and pathway enrichment analysis were performed for DEGs using DAVID database. Protein-protein interaction (PPI) network was established by STRING and visualized by Cytoscape...
November 2016: Medical Oncology
Daniel J Zaccarini, Xiaobing Deng, Jamie Tull, Charlene Maciak, Alfredo L Valente, Shengle Zhang
The characteristic immunoprofile for the diagnosis of synovial sarcoma, a neoplasm of unclear tissue origin, is expression of transducer-like enhancer of split 1 (TLE-1), CD99, partial expression of cytokeratin, and epithelial membrane antigen by immunohistochemistry (IHC). Diagnostic dilemma or misdiagnosis can occur due to overlap in IHC and morphology with carcinomas, and particularly poorly differentiated and metastatic tumors. The frequency of TLE-1 and CD99 expression in carcinomas by IHC has not been previously assessed...
October 7, 2016: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
Xiaodan Meng, Volkmar Müller, Karin Milde-Langosch, Fabian Trillsch, Klaus Pantel, Heidi Schwarzenbach
In the present study, we investigated whether circulating cell-free microRNAs serve as potential biomarkers in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients. Circulating miR-373, miR-200a, miR-200b and miR-200c were quantified in a cohort of 60 EOC patients, 20 patients with benign ovarian diseases and 32 healthy women using quantitative TaqMan MicroRNA assays. The serum concentrations of cell-free miR-373, miR-200a, miR-200b and miR-200c were significantly higher in EOC patients than in healthy women (p = 0.0001)...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Zhentong Wei, Yan Liu, Yishu Wang, Yandong Zhang, Qinghua Luo, Xiaxia Man, Feng Wei, Xiaowei Yu
Ovarian cancer (OVCa) stem cells are associated with tumor growth, metastasis, and recurrence, which are driving forces behind a majority of the OVCa-related mortality. This subpopulation of cancer cells are characterized by uncontrolled proliferation, high invasiveness, and resistance against the current platinum-based therapy. Thus, targeting OVCa cancer stem cells has been focused in recent therapeutic development. Isolation and purification of cancer stem cells are, however, challenging for the lack of sensitive and specific markers...
November 2016: Medical Oncology
Ling Mao, Ai-Jun Sun, Jian-Zhong Wu, Jin-Hai Tang
The prognostic value of HER2 has been demonstrated in many human cancer types such us breast cancer, gastric cancer and ovarian cancer. Trastuzumab is the first anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody that has remarkably improved outcomes of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. For HER2-positive metastatic gastric cancers, the addition of trastuzumab to traditional chemotherapy also significantly prolonged overall survival. However, intrinsic and acquired resistance to trastuzumab is common and results in disease progression...
October 12, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Priya Samuel, David Raul Francisco Carter
Ovarian cancer causes more than 100,000 deaths globally per year. Despite intensive research efforts, there has been little improvement in the overall survival of patients over the past three decades. Most patients are not diagnosed until the cancer is at an advanced stage, by which time their chances of still being alive after 5 years are appallingly low. Attempts to extend life in these patients have been, for the most part, unsuccessful. This owes partly to the lack of suitable biomarkers for stratifying patients at the molecular level, into responders and non-responders...
October 7, 2016: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
Ki-Hyung Kim, Seong-Hwan Park, Kee Hun Do, Juil Kim, Kyung Un Choi, Yuseok Moon
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) remains the most lethal gynecologic malignancy in developed countries. Chronic endogenous sterile pro-inflammatory responses are strongly linked to EOC progression and chemoresistance to anti-cancer therapeutics. In the present study, the activity of epithelial NF-κB, a key pro-inflammatory transcription factor, was enhanced with the progress of EOC. This result was mechanistically linked with an increased expression of NSAID-Activated Gene 1 (NAG-1) in MyD88-positive type I EOC stem-like cells, compared with that in MyD88-negative type II EOC cells...
September 30, 2016: Oncotarget
Elisa Piovano, Camilla Cavallero, Luca Fuso, Elsa Viora, Annamaria Ferrero, Gianluca Gregori, Caterina Grillo, Chiara Macchi, Giulio Mengozzi, Marco Mitidieri, Eva Pagano, Paolo Zola
BACKGROUND: Transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS) and serum biomarkers are widely used in clinical practice to triage adnexal masses, but the effectiveness of current biomarkers is quite weak. OBJECTIVES: To determine the best way to diagnose the patients with adnexal masses, in terms of diagnostic accuracy and economic costs, among four triage strategies: International Ovarian Tumor Analysis group's simple rules (SR) for the interpretation of TVS with the addition of subjective assessment (SA) by an experienced ultrasound operator only when TVS results are inconclusive (hereafter defined as SR±SA), SR±SA+CA125, SR±SA+HE4, and SR±SA+ROMA...
October 5, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ahmad Mahdian-Shakib, Ruhollah Dorostkar, Mahdi Tat, Mohammad Sadegh Hashemzadeh, Navid Saidi
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the most lethal of malignant gynecological cancers, and has a very poor prognosis, frequently, attributable to late diagnosis and responsiveness to chemotherapy. In spite of the technological and medical approaches over the past four decades, involving the progression of several biological markers (mRNA and proteins biomarkers), the mortality rate of OC remains a challenge due to its late diagnosis, which is expressly ascribed to low specificities and sensitivities. Consequently, there is a crucial need for novel diagnostic and prognostic markers that can advance and initiate more individualized treatment, finally increasing survival of the patients...
September 29, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Catalin Vlad, Paul Kubelac, Andrea Onisim, Bogdan Fetica, Annamaria Fulop, Alexandru Irimie, Patriciu Achimas-Cadariu
PURPOSE: The tumor microenvironment in ovarian cancer (OC) seems to play an important role, and besides tumor cells, biomarkers can derive from endothelial cells. We investigated CDCP1 and ADAM12 expression in relation with other clinical and pathological characteristics in OC patients. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated patient files between 2006-2011. A histochemical score was developed to evaluate tumor staining, the microvessel density (MVD), and stromal expression patterns for both ADAM12 and CDCP1...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Michael J Duffy
BACKGROUND: Screening for premalignant lesions or early invasive disease has the potential to reduce mortality from cancer. Potential screening tests for malignancy include measurement of (bio)markers. CONTENT: The literature relevant to the use of biomarkers as screening tests for cancer was reviewed with particular attention given to systematic reviews, prospective randomised trials and guidelines published by Expert Panels. Because of their ease of measurement, several biomarkers have been evaluated or are currently undergoing evaluation as screening tests for early malignancy...
March 2010: EJIFCC
Elizabeth H Stover, Panagiotis A Konstantinopoulos, Ursula A Matulonis, Elizabeth M Swisher
Drugs targeting DNA damage repair (DDR) pathways are exciting new agents in cancer therapy. Many of these drugs exhibit synthetic lethality with defects in DNA repair in cancer cells. For example, ovarian cancers with impaired homologous recombination DNA repair show increased sensitivity to poly- (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. Understanding the activity of different DNA repair pathways in individual tumors, and the correlations between DNA repair function and drug response, will be critical to patient selection for DNA repair targeted agents...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Yu Ma, Yan Lu, Bingjian Lu
Reliable biomarkers for the detection of early ovarian carcinoma are currently unavailable. MicroRNA and long non-coding RNA may be important in cancer initiation and progression by regulating gene expression through post-transcriptional mechanisms. MicroRNAs, such as miR-26a and miR-132, have been investigated as novel biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring of therapeutic response, and therapeutic targets in ovarian carcinomas. Some long non-coding RNAs, such as H19 and UCA1, may be involved in the pathogenesis of ovarian carcinomas...
October 20, 2016: Cancer Investigation
Kuan-Chun Huang, Junzheng Yang, Michelle C Ng, Shu-Kay Ng, William R Welch, Michael G Muto, Ross S Berkowitz, Shu-Wing Ng
BACKGROUND: The development of intrinsic and acquired resistance to antineoplastic agents is a major obstacle to successful chemotherapy in ovarian cancers. Identification and characterisation of chemoresponse-associated biomarkers are of paramount importance for novel therapeutic development. METHODS: Global RNA expression profiles were obtained by high-throughput microarray analysis. Cell cycle, proliferation rate, and paclitaxel sensitivity of ovarian cancer cells harbouring cyclin A1-inducible expression construct were compared with and without tetracycline induction, as well as when the cyclin A1 expression was suppressed by short inhibiting RNA (siRNA)...
November 2016: European Journal of Cancer
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