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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544645/germline-indels-and-cnvs-in-a-cohort-of-colorectal-cancer-patients-their-characteristics-associations-with-relapse-free-survival-time-and-potential-time-varying-effects-on-the-risk-of-relapse
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Salem Werdyani, Yajun Yu, Georgia Skardasi, Jingxiong Xu, Konstantin Shestopaloff, Wei Xu, Elizabeth Dicks, Jane Green, Patrick Parfrey, Yildiz E Yilmaz, Sevtap Savas
INDELs and CNVs are structural variations that may play roles in cancer susceptibility and patient outcomes. Our objectives were a) to computationally detect and examine the genome-wide INDEL/CNV profiles in a cohort of colorectal cancer patients, and b) to examine the associations of frequent INDELs/CNVs with relapse-free survival time. We also identified unique variants in 13 Familial Colorectal Cancer Type X (FCCX) cases. The study cohort consisted of 495 colorectal cancer patients. QuantiSNP and PennCNV algorithms were utilized to predict the INDELs/CNVs using genome-wide signal intensity data...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530514/public-understanding-of-the-purpose-of-cancer-screening-a-population-based-survey
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Amanda J Chorley, Yasemin Hirst, Charlotte Vrinten, Christian von Wagner, Jane Wardle, Jo Waller
Objectives In examining informed choice in cancer screening, we investigated public awareness that some screening programmes aim to prevent cancer, while others seek to detect cancer at an early stage. Methods A population-based survey of adults aged 50-70 in England (n = 1433), including data on demographic characteristics and screening experience. Participants were asked to select the main purpose of cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer screening (both faecal occult blood testing and flexible sigmoidoscopy)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528517/loss-of-msh2-and-msh6-due-to-heterozygous-germline-defects-in-msh3-and-msh6
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Monika Morak, Sarah Käsbauer, Martina Kerscher, Andreas Laner, Anke M Nissen, Anna Benet-Pagès, Hans K Schackert, Gisela Keller, Trisari Massdorf, Elke Holinski-Feder
Lynch Syndrome (LS) is the most common dominantly inherited colorectal cancer (CRC) predisposition and is caused by a heterozygous germline defect in one of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, or PMS2. High microsatellite instability (MSI-H) and loss of MMR protein expression in tumours reflecting a defective MMR are indicators for LS, as well as a positive family history of early onset CRC. MSH2 and MSH6 form a major functional heterodimer, and MSH3 is an alternative binding partner for MSH2...
May 20, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524415/ndrg4-an-early-detection-marker-for-colorectal-cancer-is-specifically-expressed-in-enteric-neurons
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N Vaes, M H F M Lentjes, M J Gijbels, G Rademakers, K L Daenen, W Boesmans, K A D Wouters, A Geuzens, X Qu, H P J Steinbusch, B P F Rutten, S H Baldwin, K A Sharkey, R M W Hofstra, M van Engeland, P Vanden Berghe, V Melotte
BACKGROUND: Promoter methylation of N-myc Downstream-Regulated Gene 4 (NDRG4) in fecal DNA is an established early detection marker for colorectal cancer (CRC). Despite its connection to CRC, NDRG4 is predominantly studied in brain and heart, with little to no knowledge about its expression or role in other organs. In this study, we aimed to determine the whole-body expression of NDRG4, with a focus on the intestinal tract. METHODS: We investigated NDRG4 expression throughout the body by immunohistochemistry, Western Blotting and in situ mRNA hybridization using tissues from NDRG4 wild-type, heterozygous and knockout mice and humans...
May 19, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521746/survival-rates-and-predictors-of-survival-among-colorectal-cancer-patients-in-a-malaysian-tertiary-hospital
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Bello Arkilla Magaji, Foong Ming Moy, April Camilla Roslani, Chee Wei Law
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death globally. It is the second most common cancer among both males and females in Malaysia. The economic burden of colorectal cancer is likely to increase over time owing to its current trend and aging population. Cancer survival analysis is an essential indicator for early detection and improvement in cancer treatment. However, there was a scarcity of studies concerning survival of colorectal cancer patients as well as its predictors...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521443/loss-of-fas-expression-and-high-expression-of-hla-e-promoting-the-immune-escape-of-early-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Renxiang Huang, Dongyang Zhang, Feng Li, Zili Xiao, Meiling Wu, Dongyun Shi, Ping Xiang, Zhijun Bao
Previous studies have investigated the mechanisms of immune evasion of tumor cells in numerous types of advanced solid malignant tumor, and several types of immune preparations have been administered as antitumor adjuvant therapies. However, in the majority of studies, the efficacy of therapies has been revealed to be limited. The present study aimed to investigate the immune evasion mechanisms employed by early colorectal cancer cells and the expression of the molecules associated with immune evasion during the malignant transformation process of normal colorectal epithelial cells to measure the effects of immune intervention for early colorectal cancer, and to improve the efficacy of immunotherapy...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515797/circulating-nucleosomes-as-new-blood-based-biomarkers-for-detection-of-colorectal-cancer
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Jean-François Rahier, Anne Druez, Laurence Faugeras, Jean-Paul Martinet, Myriam Géhénot, Eléonore Josseaux, Marielle Herzog, Jake Micallef, Fabienne George, Monique Delos, Thierry De Ronde, Abdenor Badaoui, Lionel D'Hondt
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy is currently widely accepted as the gold standard for detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) providing detection of up to 95% of pre-cancerous lesions during the procedure. However, certain limitations exist in most countries including cost and access to the procedure. Moreover, colonoscopy is an invasive technique with risk inherent to the endoscopic procedure. For this reason, alternative screening tests, in particular, fecal occult blood-based tests, have been widely adopted for frontline screening...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515109/updated-review-of-prevalence-of-major-risk-factors-and-use-of-screening-tests-for-cancer-in-the-united-states
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Ann Goding Sauer, Rebecca L Siegel, Ahmedin Jemal, Stacey A Fedewa
Much of the suffering and death from cancer could be prevented by more systematic efforts to reduce tobacco use and obesity, improve diet, and increase physical activity and use of established vaccines and screening tests. Monitoring the prevalence of cancer risk factors and preventive tests helps guide cancer prevention and early detection efforts. We provide an updated review, using data through 2015, of the prevalence of major risk factors, cancer screening, and vaccination for U.S. adults and youth. Cigarette smoking among adults decreased to 15...
May 17, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515105/free-circulating-methylated-dna-in-blood-for-diagnosis-staging-prognosis-and-monitoring-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-an-observational-prospective-cohort-study
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Andreas Schröck, Annette Leisse, Luka de Vos, Heidrun Gevensleben, Freya Dröge, Alina Franzen, Malin Wachendörfer, Friederike Schröck, Joerg Ellinger, Marcus Teschke, Timo Wilhelm-Buchstab, Jennifer Landsberg, Stefan Holdenrieder, Gunther Hartmann, John K Field, Friedrich Bootz, Glen Kristiansen, Dimo Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Circulating cell-free DNA methylation testing in blood has recently received regulatory approval for screening of colorectal cancer. Its application in other clinical settings, including staging, prognosis, prediction, and recurrence monitoring is highly promising, and of particular interest in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) that represent a heterogeneous group of cancers with unsatisfactory treatment guidelines. METHODS: Short stature homeobox 2 (SHOX2) and septin 9 (SEPT9) DNA methylation in plasma from 649 prospectively enrolled patients (training study: 284 HNSCC/122 control patients; testing study: 141 HNSCC/102 control patients) was quantified before treatment and longitudinally during surveillance...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515019/serum-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-metabolites-as-useful-tool-for-screening-potential-biomarker-of-colorectal-cancer
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Li-Jian Zhang, Bin Chen, Jun-Jie Zhang, Jian Li, Qingjing Yang, Qi-Sheng Zhong, Song Zhan, Huwei Liu, Chun Cai
The biomarker identification of cancer is benefit for early detection and less invasion. Polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) metabolite as inflammatory mediators can affect progression and treatment of cancer. In this work, the serum was collected from colorectal cancer patients and healthy volunteers, and then we tested the change of serum PUFA metabolites in both of them by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). Of the 158 PUFA and their metabolites, we found that abnormal change of 2, 3-dinor-8-iso-PGF2α, 19-HETE and 12-keto-LTB4 from arachidonic acid were observed in colorectal cancer patients...
May 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501242/colorectal-cancer-screening
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REVIEW
Jesse Samuel Moore, Tess Hannah Aulet
This article highlights the importance of colorectal cancer screening in the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. Early detection of colorectal cancer is associated with reduced mortality. There are a variety of screening procedures for colorectal cancer, which are variable in technique and effectiveness. Engaging patients to participate in a screening regimen with which they will comply is critical to the ultimate success of colorectal cancer screening. Familiarity with risk stratification and screening guidelines is imperative for counseling and appropriate testing...
June 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501211/metastatic-cancer-cell-and-tissue-specific-fluorescence-imaging-using-a-new-dna-aptamer-developed-by-cell-selex
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Baoyin Yuan, Xiaochun Jiang, Yuanyuan Chen, Qiuping Guo, Kemin Wang, Xiangxian Meng, Zhixiang Huang, Xiaohong Wen
Metastasis, which derived from a primary tumor, accounts for 90% of mortality caused by cancer. Early diagnosis of cancer metastasis may significantly improve cure rate of patients who are at high risk for developing metastasis. In this study, we successfully achieved metastatic cancer cell and tissue-specific fluorescence imaging by using a new aptamer developed by cell-based systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (Cell-SELEX). With metastatic colorectal carcinoma LoVo cells as selection target, the aptamer named J3 which bind to metastatic cancer cells with good affinity and specificity was obtained...
August 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494187/the-screening-of-the-functional-microrna-binding-site-snps-in-sporadic-colorectal-cancer-genes
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Hongjuan He, Lei Lei, Erfei Chen, Xiaona Xu, Lili Wang, Junqiang Pan, Fangfang Yang, Min Wang, Jing Dong, Jin Yang
Sporadic colorectal cancer (sCRC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide, but few genetic markers have been identified and utilized for its early detection. MicroRNAs are diverse cellular regulators in cancer pathogenesis that bind to the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of their target mRNAs, and variants within the miRNA target sites on sCRC-related genes may influence its pathogenesis. To investigate this possibility, we used a bioinformatical method to screen SNPs for putative changes in miRNA recognition sites within the 3'-UTR of sCRC-related genes...
May 11, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489836/epidemiological-aspects-of-endoscopic-resections-of-colorectal-polyps-in-patients-at-an-endoscopy-training-center-in-the-santos-region-brasil
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Tiago Franco Filho, Gabriel Marques Fávaro, Diego Soares Coca, Lubia Bonini Daniel, Katia Ferreira Guenaga, Ricardo Sato Uemura, Carlos Kyoshi Furuya Junior, Everson L A Artifon
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal polyps are structures that project from the surface of the mucosal layer of the large intestine. They are classified as neoplastic or non-neoplastic. Early detection of pre-neoplastic lesions is important for preventing colorectal cancer. These can be resected so as to decrease the morbidity and mortality rates. Colonoscopy is the gold-standard procedure for diagnosing and resecting precursor lesions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the epidemiological, endoscopic and histological aspects of endoscopic resection of lesions of the colon and rectum at a training center...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487252/capecitabine-induced-acute-toxic-leukoencephalopathy
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M Obadia, D Leclercq, Johanna Wasserman, D Galanaud, D Dormont, M Sahli-Amor, Dimitri Psimaras, N Pyatigorskaya, B Law-Ye
A 45-year-old woman was treated by Capecitabine (Xeloda(®)) during 6days for breast cancer with metastatic bone lesions when she presented with nausea, headaches, muscle cramps, dysarthria and swallowing disorders. A stroke was first suspected. Brain CT was normal. MRI showed bilateral and symmetric high signal intensities of deep white matter, corpus callosum and corticospinal tracts on diffusion-weighted imaging and T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequence, similar to 5-FU acute leukoencephalopathy...
May 6, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483499/interval-colorectal-cancer-incidence-among-subjects-undergoing-multiple-rounds-of-fecal-immunochemical-testing
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Manon van der Vlugt, Esmée J Grobbee, Patrick M M Bossuyt, Amanda Bos, Evelien Bongers, Wolfert Spijker, Ernst J Kuipers, Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar, Manon C W Spaander, Evelien Dekker
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Among subjects screened for colorectal cancer (CRC) by the guaiac fecal occult blood test, interval cancers develop in 48%-55% of the subjects. Data are limited on how many persons screened by fecal immunochemical tests (FIT), over multiple rounds, develop interval cancers. In the Netherlands, a pilot FIT-based biennial CRC screening program was conducted between 2006 and 2014. We collected and analyzed data from the program on CRCs detected during screening (SD-CRC) and CRCs not detected within the screening program (non-SD-CRC; such as FIT interval cancers, colonoscopy interval cancers and cancer in non-participants)...
May 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476029/colorectal-cancer-at-high-risk-of-peritoneal-metastases-long-term-outcomes-of-a-pilot-study-on-adjuvant-laparoscopic-hipec-and-future-perspectives
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Charlotte E L Klaver, Roos Stam, Didi A M Sloothaak, Johannes Crezee, Willem A Bemelman, Cornelis J A Punt, Pieter J Tanis
OBJECTIVE: Early detection of peritoneal metastases (PM) of colorectal cancer (CRC) is difficult and treatment options at a clinically overt stage are limited. Potentially, adjuvant laparoscopic hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is of value. The aim of this study was to present long term oncological outcomes of a pilot study on adjuvant HIPEC to reduce development of PMCRC, with systematic review of literature. METHODS: Long term oncological outcomes of ten patients who underwent laparoscopic HIPEC within eight weeks after resection of primary CRC in the pilot study were retrospectively collected...
April 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475117/a-label-free-quantitative-fecal-hemoglobin-detection-platform-for-colorectal-cancer-screening
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Gita V Soraya, Thanh C Nguyen, Chathurika D Abeyrathne, Duc H Huynh, Jianxiong Chan, Phuong D Nguyen, Babak Nasr, Gursharan Chana, Patrick Kwan, Efstratios Skafidas
The early detection of colorectal cancer is vital for disease management and patient survival. Fecal hemoglobin detection is a widely-adopted method for screening and early diagnosis. Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is favored over the older generation chemical based Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) as it does not require dietary or drug restrictions, and is specific to human blood from the lower digestive tract. To date, no quantitative FIT platforms are available for use in the point-of-care setting. Here, we report proof of principle data of a novel low cost quantitative fecal immunochemical-based biosensor platform that may be further developed into a point-of-care test in low-resource settings...
May 5, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471512/comprehensive-review-on-colorectal-cancer-and-transplant
#19
S Prenner, J Levitsky
Colon cancer (CRC) is a common malignancy worldwide. Some studies suggest that organ recipients are at a higher risk for CRC than the general population. The underlying transplant indications and their inherent risk factors for CRC may drive the variation in incidence rates that are seen in patients receiving different allografts. Recipients with cystic fibrosis are now recognized as a population at high risk for CRC at a young age. Transplant recipients have high mortality following a CRC diagnosis, even if it is detected at an early stage...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459943/circulating-tumor-dna-changes-for-early-monitoring-of-anti-pd1-immunotherapy-a-proof-of-concept-study
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L Cabel, F Riva, V Servois, A Livartowski, C Daniel, A Rampanou, O Lantz, E Romano, M Milder, B Buecher, S Piperno-Neumann, V Bernard, S Baulande, I Bieche, J Y Pierga, C Proudhon, F C Bidard
BackgroundRecent clinical results support the use of new immune checkpoint blockers (ICB), such as anti-PD-1 (e.g. nivolumab, pembrolizumab) and anti-PD-L1 antibodies. Radiological evaluation of ICB efficacy during therapy is challenging due to tumor immune infiltration. Changes of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) levels during therapy could be a promising tool for very accurate monitoring of treatment efficacy, but data are lacking with ICB.Patients and methodsThis prospective pilot study was conducted in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, uveal melanoma or microsatellite-instable colorectal cancer treated by nivolumab or pembrolizumab monotherapy at Institut Curie...
April 29, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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