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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335260/a-label-free-microelectrode-array-based-on-one-step-synthesis-of-chitosan-multi-walled-carbon-nanotube-thionine-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-carcinoembryonic-antigen
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Huiren Xu, Yang Wang, Li Wang, Yilin Song, Jinping Luo, Xinxia Cai
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) has been an extensively used tumor marker responsible for clinical early diagnosis of cervical carcinomas, and pancreatic, colorectal, gastric and lung cancer. Combined with micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) technology, it is important to develop a novel immune microelectrode array (MEA) not only for rapid analysis of serum samples, but also for cell detection in vitro and in vivo. In this work, we depict a simple approach to modify chitosan-multi-walled carbon nanotubes-thionine (CS-MWCNTs-THI) hybrid film through one-step electrochemical deposition and the CS-MWCNTs-THI hybrid films are successfully employed to immobilize anti-CEA for fabricating simple, label-free, and highly sensitive electro-chemical immune MEAs...
July 11, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328955/treatment-monitoring-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients-by-quantification-and-kras-genotyping-of-circulating-cell-free-dna
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Andreas W Berger, Daniel Schwerdel, Hanna Welz, Ralf Marienfeld, Stefan A Schmidt, Alexander Kleger, Thomas J Ettrich, Thomas Seufferlein
Treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) has continuously improved over the last decade. However, disease monitoring remains underdeveloped and mostly dependent on imaging e.g. RECIST 1.1 criteria. The genetic landscape of individual cancers and subsequently occurring treatment-induced evolution remain neglected in current surveillance strategies. Novel biomarkers demand minimally invasive and repetitive tracking of the cancer mutagenome for therapy stratification and to make prognostic predictions. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a routinely used tumor marker for CRC, does not meet these goals and thus prevents its use as a reliable monitoring tool...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322027/rapid-differentiating-colorectal-cancer-and-colorectal-polyp-using-dried-blood-spot-mass-spectrometry-metabolomic-approach
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Yu Jing, Xue Wu, Peng Gao, Zhongze Fang, Jingjing Wu, Qingjun Wang, Chen Li, Zhitu Zhu, Yunfeng Cao
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading causes of cancer mortality, and the early-stage detection could significantly enhance survival rates. Cancer influences the important metabolic pathways and the changes in metabolite levels had been used in many studies as the potential biomarkers. This study is aimed at screening metabolite biomarkers with CRC diagnosis potentials. The direct infusion mass spectrometry (MS) metabolomic analysis based on dried blood spot was used to distinguish CRC from polyp. The target metabolites were composed of 23 amino acids and 26 acylcarnitines...
March 20, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320558/can-intra-operative-fluorescence-play-a-significant-role-in-hepatobiliary-surgery
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REVIEW
A D Jones, J C Wilton
Liver resection remains the cornerstone of curative treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal cancer liver metastases. Its success is dependent upon the extent of resection achieved. To this end, intra-operative imaging techniques have been experimented with to aid the surgeon. Fluorescence guided surgery (FGS) utilises the properties of near infrared light emitting molecules to identify malignant tissue, enabling the surgeon to maximise resection of diseased tissue and minimise collateral damage...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315775/assessment-of-histone-tail-modifications-and-transcriptional-profiling-during-colon-cancer-progression-reveals-a-global-decrease-in-h3k4me3-activity
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Karen Triff, Mathew W McLean, Kranti Konganti, Jiahui Pang, Evelyn Callaway, Beiyan Zhou, Ivan Ivanov, Robert S Chapkin
During colon cancer, epigenetic alterations contribute to the dysregulation of major cellular functions and signaling pathways. Modifications in chromatin signatures such as H3K4me3 and H3K9ac, which are associated with transcriptionally active genes, can lead to genomic instability and perturb the expression of gene sets associated with oncogenic processes. In order to further elucidate early pre-tumorigenic epigenetic molecular events driving CRC, we integrated diverse, genome-wide, epigenetic inputs (by high throughput sequencing of RNA, H3K4me3, and H3K9ac) and compared differentially expressed transcripts (DE) and enriched regions (DER) in an in-vivo rat colon cancer progression model...
March 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299741/imaging-matrix-metalloproteases-in-spontaneous-colon-tumors-validation-by-correlation-with-histopathology
#6
Harvey Hensley, Harry S Cooper, Wen-Chi L Chang, Margie L Clapper
The use of fluorescent probes in conjunction with white-light colonoscopy is a promising strategy for improving the detection of precancerous colorectal lesions, in particular flat (sessile) lesions that do not protrude into the lumen of the colon. We describe a method for determining the sensitivity and specificity of an enzymatically activated near-infrared probe (MMPSense680) for the detection of colon lesions in a mouse model (APC(+/Min-FCCC)) of spontaneous colorectal cancer. Fluorescence intensity correlates directly with the activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292299/adoption-reach-and-implementation-of-a-cancer-education-intervention-in-african-american-churches
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Sherie Lou Zara Santos, Erin K Tagai, Mary Ann Scheirer, Janice Bowie, Muhiuddin Haider, Jimmie Slade, Min Qi Wang, Cheryl L Holt
BACKGROUND: Use of technology is increasing in health promotion and has continued growth potential in intervention research. Guided by the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework, this paper reports on the adoption, reach, and implementation of Project HEAL (Health through Early Awareness and Learning)-a community-based implementation trial of a cancer educational intervention in 14 African American churches. We compare adoption, reach, and implementation at the organizational and participant level for churches in which lay peer community health advisors (CHAs) were trained using traditional classroom didactic methods compared with a new online system...
March 14, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292007/magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-colorectal-cancer-metastasis-to-the-liver-comparative-effectiveness-research-for-the-choice-of-contrast-agents
#8
Nieun Seo, Mi-Suk Park, Kyunghwa Han, Kyung Ho Lee, Seong Ho Park, Gi Hong Choi, Jin-Young Choi, Yong Eun Chung, Myeong-Jin Kim
Purpose: This study was conducted to compare the diagnostic performance and early recurrence rate between gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-EOB-MRI) and MRI with extracellular contrast agent (ECA-MRI) for evaluating hepatic lesions in colorectal cancer. Materials and Methods: Between 2005 and 2010, 418 colorectal cancer patients with both preoperative computed tomography (CT) and liver MRI were retrospectively reviewed. Image analysis was based on initial radiologic reports, and diagnostic performance was assessed based on the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUROC)...
March 14, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282021/utilization-of-clinical-preventive-services-for-cancer-and-heart-disease-among-insured-adults-united-states-2015
#9
Anjel Vahratian, Stephen J Blumberg
Data from the National Health Interview Survey •Two-thirds of insured adults aged 50-75 were screened for colorectal cancer within the recommended intervals. •Insured women aged 30-39 (90.5%) were more likely than their older peers to be screened for cervical cancer within the recommended intervals. •Seventy-three percent of insured women aged 50-74 had a mammogram in the past 2 years. •The percentage of insured adults who had a cardiovascular risk screening (blood pressure, blood sugar) within the recommended intervals significantly increased with advancing age for both men and women...
March 2017: NCHS Data Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275683/colorectal-cancer-liver-metastasis-evolving-paradigms-and-future-directions
#10
REVIEW
Luai R Zarour, Sudarshan Anand, Kevin G Billingsley, William H Bisson, Andrea Cercek, Michael F Clarke, Lisa M Coussens, Charles E Gast, Cristina B Geltzeiler, Lissi Hansen, Katherine A Kelley, Charles D Lopez, Shushan R Rana, Rebecca Ruhl, V Liana Tsikitis, Gina M Vaccaro, Melissa H Wong, Skye C Mayo
In patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) that metastasizes to the liver, there are several key goals for improving outcomes including early detection, effective prognostic indicators of treatment response, and accurate identification of patients at high risk for recurrence. Although new therapeutic regimens developed over the past decade have increased survival, there is substantial room for improvement in selecting targeted treatment regimens for the patients who will derive the most benefit. Recently, there have been exciting developments in identifying high-risk patient cohorts, refinements in the understanding of systemic vs localized drug delivery to metastatic niches, liquid biomarker development, and dramatic advances in tumor immune therapy, all of which promise new and innovative approaches to tackling the problem of detecting and treating the metastatic spread of CRC to the liver...
March 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271924/serological-biomarkers-in-triage-of-fit-positive-subjects
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Hans J Nielsen, Ib Jarle Christensen, Berit Andersen, Morten Rasmussen, Lennart J Friis-Hansen, Thomas Bygott, Jake MiCallef
FIT-based colorectal cancer screening has been implemented in many countries including Denmark, where 916 colorectal cancer and 4468 high- or medium-risk adenoma patients were identified within April-December 2014, among 16,806 subjects with a positive FIT test. Screening increases the overall requirements for colonoscopy, which may challenge the current capacity. Some countries have increased their initial FIT cut-off level in order to comply with lack of colonoscopy capacity. Many patients with neoplasia will not be detected, however, by using increased FIT cut-off levels...
March 8, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271681/the-evaluation-of-colorectal-cancer-risk-in-serum-by-anti-desmin-conjugated-cdte-cds-quantum-dots
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Yao Wang, Yuanting Li, Zhiyong Chen, Tianhao Wang, Jie Gu, Xianhua Wu, Yi Yin, Maosheng Wang, Zhigang Pan
BACKGROUND: DESMIN is a novel prognostic predictor and therapeutic target for colorectal cancer (CRC). Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and electrochemiluminescence (ELC) assays are large-scale and highcost projects; therefore, it is necessary to develop a new, fast, and simple yet highly sensitive and specific method to detect DESMIN in serum. Semiconducting quantum dots (QDs) possess high fluorescence quantum yield, stability against photobleaching, and size-controlled luminescence properties, thus being utilized in photoelectrochemical tumor marker detection, especially in ameliorating the diagnostic value in complex biological ambient ionization...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270869/epigenome-wide-discovery-and-evaluation-of-leukocyte-dna-methylation-markers-for-the-detection-of-colorectal-cancer-in-a-screening-setting
#13
Jonathan Alexander Heiss, Hermann Brenner
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide. If detected at an early stage, prognosis is good. Despite increasing evidence for the benefits of implemented screening programs, such as screening colonoscopy, compliance is rather low. Hence there is demand for non-invasive tests for the early detection of CRC with high acceptance in population-wide screening. The objective of this study was to identify and evaluate leukocyte DNA methylation patterns as a potential biomarker for early detection of CRC...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260087/knockdown-of-parp6-or-survivin-promotes-cell-apoptosis-and-inhibits-cell-invasion-of-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-cells
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Haipeng Wang, Shengguo Li, Xishun Luo, Zhike Song, Xiangkai Long, Xijia Zhu
Colorectal adenocarcinoma is the third most common cancer worldwide. PARP6, a novel member of the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) and survivin, a member of the family of inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) proteins are associated with a poor prognosis in various types of cancers. However, limited evidence exists regarding the interaction between PARP6 and survivin in colorectal adenocarcinoma. In the present study, we used the paired samples of 20 patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma to detect the expression of PARP6 and survivin in both tumor and adjacent normal colorectal mucosa...
February 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255427/circular-rnas-in-colorectal-cancer-possible-roles-in-regulation-of-cancer-cells
#15
REVIEW
María Isabel Taborda, Sebastián Ramírez, Giuliano Bernal
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world and the fourth principal cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Currently, there is a lack of low cost and noninvasive screening tests for CRC, becoming a serious health problem. In this context, a potential biomarker for the early detection of CRC has recently gained attention. Circular RNAs (circRNA), a re-discovered, abundant RNA specie, is a type of noncoding covalent closed RNAs formed from both exonic and intronic sequences. These circular molecules are widely expressed in cells, exceeding the abundance of the traditional linear mRNA transcript...
February 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246467/familial-pancreatic-cancer-concept-management-and-issues
#16
REVIEW
Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Kyoichi Takaori, Chigusa Morizane, Hiroyuki Maguchi, Masamichi Mizuma, Hideaki Takahashi, Keita Wada, Hiroko Hosoi, Shinichi Yachida, Masami Suzuki, Risa Usui, Toru Furukawa, Junji Furuse, Takamitsu Sato, Makoto Ueno, Yoshimi Kiyozumi, Susumu Hijioka, Nobumasa Mizuno, Takeshi Terashima, Masaki Mizumoto, Yuzo Kodama, Masako Torishima, Takahisa Kawaguchi, Reiko Ashida, Masayuki Kitano, Keiji Hanada, Masayuki Furukawa, Ken Kawabe, Yoshiyuki Majima, Toru Shimosegawa
Familial pancreatic cancer (FPC) is broadly defined as two first-degree-relatives with pancreatic cancer (PC) and accounts for 4%-10% of PC. Several genetic syndromes, including Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, hereditary pancreatitis, hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC), Lynch syndrome, and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), also have increased risks of PC, but the narrowest definition of FPC excludes these known syndromes. When compared with other familial tumors, proven genetic alterations are limited to a small proportion (< 20%) and the familial aggregation is usually modest...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240921/prevalence-and-alternative-explanations-influence-cancer-diagnosis-an-experimental-study-with-physicians
#17
Miroslav Sirota, Olga Kostopoulou, Thomas Round, Shyamalee Samaranayaka
OBJECTIVE: Cancer causes death to millions of people worldwide. Early detection of cancer in primary care may enhance patients' chances of survival. However, physicians often miss early cancers, which tend to present with undifferentiated symptoms. Within a theoretical framework of the hypothesis generation (HyGene) model, together with psychological literature, we studied how 2 factors-cancer prevalence and an alternative explanation for the patient's symptoms-impede early cancer detection, as well as prompt patient management...
February 27, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240009/mri-image-processing-based-on-fractal-analysis
#18
Mariya Y Marusina, Alexandra P Mochalina, Ekaterina P Frolova, Valentin I Satikov, Anton A Barchuk, Vladimir I Kuznetcov, Vadim S Gaidukov, Segrey A Tarakanov
Background: Cancer is one of the most common causes of human mortality, with about 14 million new cases and 8.2 million deaths reported in in 2012. Early diagnosis of cancer through screening allows interventions to reduce mortality. Fractal analysis of medical images may be useful for this purpose. Materials and Methods: In this study, we examined magnetic resonance (MR) images of healthy livers and livers containing metastases from colorectal cancer. The fractal dimension and the Hurst exponent were chosen as diagnostic features for tomographic imaging using Image J software package for image processings FracLac for applied for fractal analysis with a 120x150 pixel area...
January 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238992/characteristics-of-effective-colorectal-cancer-screening-navigation-programs-in-federally-qualified-health-centers-a-systematic-review
#19
Jermy-Leigh B Domingo, Kathryn L Braun
In the U.S., colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality have declined due to screening and improvements in early detection; however, racial/ethnic disparities in screening and mortality persist. Patient navigation has been shown to be effective in increasing CRC screening prevalence. This systematic review answered three questions about navigation in federally qualified community health centers (FQHCs): 1) Which navigation activities increased CRC screening prevalence? 2) What were the challenges to implementing these programs in FQHCs? 3) Which clinic protocols supported screening completion? Findings suggest that navigation services must be tailored to the specific screening test provided...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238989/examining-the-influence-of-cost-concern-and-awareness-of-low-cost-health-care-on-cancer-screening-among-the-medically-underserved
#20
Alicia L Best, Alcha Strane, Omari Christie, Shalanda Bynum, Jaqueline Wiltshire
African Americans suffer a greater burden of mortality from breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers than other groups in the United States. Early detection through timely screening can improve survival outcomes; however, cost is frequently reported as a barrier to screening. Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) provide preventive and primary care to underserved populations regardless of ability to pay, positioning them to improve cancer screening rates. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of concern about health care cost (cost concern) and awareness of low-cost health care (awareness) on cancer screening among 236 African Americans within an FQHC service area using self-report surveys...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
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