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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814544/direct-detection-of-early-stage-cancers-using-circulating-tumor-dna
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Jillian Phallen, Mark Sausen, Vilmos Adleff, Alessandro Leal, Carolyn Hruban, James White, Valsamo Anagnostou, Jacob Fiksel, Stephen Cristiano, Eniko Papp, Savannah Speir, Thomas Reinert, Mai-Britt Worm Orntoft, Brian D Woodward, Derek Murphy, Sonya Parpart-Li, David Riley, Monica Nesselbush, Naomi Sengamalay, Andrew Georgiadis, Qing Kay Li, Mogens Rørbæk Madsen, Frank Viborg Mortensen, Joost Huiskens, Cornelis Punt, Nicole van Grieken, Remond Fijneman, Gerrit Meijer, Hatim Husain, Robert B Scharpf, Luis A Diaz, Siân Jones, Sam Angiuoli, Torben Ørntoft, Hans Jørgen Nielsen, Claus Lindbjerg Andersen, Victor E Velculescu
Early detection and intervention are likely to be the most effective means for reducing morbidity and mortality of human cancer. However, development of methods for noninvasive detection of early-stage tumors has remained a challenge. We have developed an approach called targeted error correction sequencing (TEC-Seq) that allows ultrasensitive direct evaluation of sequence changes in circulating cell-free DNA using massively parallel sequencing. We have used this approach to examine 58 cancer-related genes encompassing 81 kb...
August 16, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813112/what-do-cochrane-systematic-reviews-say-about-the-clinical-effectiveness-of-screening-and-diagnostic-tests-for-cancer
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André Tito Pereira Bueno, Vladimir Lisboa Capelasso, Rafael Leite Pacheco, Carolina de Oliveira Cruz Latorraca, Tiago Biachi de Castria, Daniela Vianna Pachito, Rachel Riera
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The purpose of screening tests for cancer is to detect it at an early stage in order to increase the chances of treatment. However, their unrestrained use may lead to unnecessary examinations, overdiagnosis and higher costs. It is thus necessary to evaluate their clinical effects in terms of benefits and harm. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of Cochrane systematic reviews, carried out in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo...
July 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812395/current-research-on-circular-rnas-associated-with-colorectal-cancer
#3
Penghui Wang, Xiaodong He
Representing a novel type of endogenous noncoding RNAs, circular RNAs (circRNAs) have recently gained much attention for their involvement in multiple biological processes. CircRNAs are ubiquitously expressed in eukaryotic cells and modulate gene expression by acting as sponges of microRNAs (miRNAs) or other proteins, such as RNA-binding proteins (RBPs). Due to their unique structure, circRNAs are more stable than linear RNAs. Expression profiles of circRNAs are associated with clinicopathological characteristics of colorectal cancer patients, such as differentiation, TNM classification and distant metastasis...
August 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812255/persisting-racial-disparities-in-colonoscopy-screening-of-persons-with-a-family-history-of-colorectal-cancer
#4
Meng-Han Tsai, Sudha Xirasagar, Piet C de Groen
With 23 and 47% higher colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality, respectively, among African Americans vs. Whites, CRC screening studies are important. Screening guidelines recommend 5-yearly colonoscopy screening of persons with a family history of CRC (first-degree relatives, FDRs), beginning at 40 years of age. For this elevated-risk group, colonoscopy screening is preferred because of the risk of more aggressive cancer that may elude early detection by other methods. African Americans with a family history of CRC are at the intersection of two elevated risk demographics, race and FDR status...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812134/elevated-tumor-to-liver-uptake-ratio-tlr-from-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-stage-iia-colorectal-cancer-following-curative-resection
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Jun Huang, Liang Huang, Jiaming Zhou, Yinghua Duan, Zhanwen Zhang, Xiaoyan Wang, Pinzhu Huang, Shuyun Tan, Ping Hu, Jianping Wang, Meijin Huang
PURPOSE: The prognostic value of the tumor-to-liver uptake ratio (TLR) from 18-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) in the early stage of colorectal cancer (CRC) is unclear. Notably, some stage IIA CRC patients experience early recurrence even after curative resection and might benefit from neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy. This study aims to evaluate whether elevated TLR from (18)F-FDG-PET/CT can predict poor prognosis in stage IIA CRC patients undergoing curative resection...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809863/dynamic-plasma-micrornas-are-biomarkers-for-prognosis-and-early-detection-of-recurrence-in-colorectal-cancer
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Zixu Yuan, Kelsey Baker, Mary W Redman, Lei Wang, Scott V Adams, Ming Yu, Brandon Dickinson, Karen Makar, Neli Ulrich, Jürgen Böhm, Michelle Wurscher, Maria Westerhoff, Steve Medwell, Ravi Moonka, Mika Sinanan, Alessandro Fichera, Kathy Vickers, William M Grady
BACKGROUND: Plasma microRNAs (miRNAs) are promising non-invasive biomarkers for colorectal cancer (CRC) prognosis. However, the published studies to date have yielded conflicting and inconsistent results for specific plasma miRNAs. METHODS: We have conducted a study using robust assays to assess a panel of nine miRNAs for CRC prognosis and early detection of recurrence. Plasma samples from 144 patients in a prospective CRC cohort study were collected at diagnosis, 6, 12, and 24 months after diagnosis...
August 15, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805452/birt-hogg-dube-syndrome-with-a-novel-mutation-in-the-flcn-gene
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Gulsum Kayhan, Nilgun Yılmaz Demirci, Haluk Turktas, Mehmet Ali Ergun
BACKGROUND: Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome (BHDS) is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by hair follicle hamartomas, kidney tumors, and spontaneous pneumothorax; its cause is a heterozygous mutation in the FLCN gene. Colorectal polyps and carcinoma have also been reported in BHDS. FLCN mutations can be detected in patients with isolated primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP), so PSP may present as part of BHDS. The aim of this report is to enhance awareness that patients presenting with spontaneous PSP should be evaluated for FLCN mutations...
August 14, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782576/dna-methylation-of-cmtm3-sstr2-and-mdfi-genes-in-colorectal-cancer
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Jinyun Li, Cheng Chen, Xuer Bi, Chongchang Zhou, Huang Tao, Chao Ni, Ping Yang, Si Chen, Meng Ye, Shiwei Duan
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is increasingly common worldwide, including in China. Therefore, there is an increasing need to detect CRC at an early stage and to discover and evaluate diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. DNA methylation of genes in CRC is a potential epigenetic biomarker for the early detection of CRC. This study was performed to analyze the methylation frequency of six candidate genes, CMTM3, SSTR2, MDFI, NDRG4, TGFB2, and BCL2L11, in fresh-frozen CRC tissues and adjacent normal colorectal tissues, from 42 patients with CRC...
August 4, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777343/detection-of-four-distinct-volatile-indicators-of-colorectal-cancer-using-functionalized-titania-nanotubular-arrays
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Dhiman Bhattacharyya, Pankaj Kumar, Swomitra K Mohanty, York R Smith, Mano Misra
Screening of colorectal cancer is crucial for early stage diagnosis and treatment. Detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of the metabolome present in exhaled breath is a promising approach to screen colorectal cancer (CRC). Various forms of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that show the definitive signature for the different diseases including cancers are present in exhale breathe. Among all the reported CRC VOCs, cyclohexane, methylcyclohexane, 1,3-dimethyl- benzene and decanal are identified as the prominent ones that can be used as the signature for CRC screening...
August 4, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771975/intraoperative-ultrasound-for-the-colorectal-surgeon-current-trends-and-barriers
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REVIEW
Thomas L J Walker, Richard Bamford, Margaret Finch-Jones
Up to two thirds of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) develop colorectal liver metastases (CRLMs) and one quarter of patients present with synchronous metastases. Early detection of CRLM widens the scope of potential treatment. Surgery for CRLM offers the best chance of a cure. Current preoperative staging of CRC relies on computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) scans and contrast-enhanced IOUS (CE-IOUS) have been demonstrated to detect additional metastases not seen on routine preoperative imaging...
August 3, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765715/children-s-international-polyposis-chip-study-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-of-celecoxib-in-children-with-familial-adenomatous-polyposis
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Carol A Burke, Robin Phillips, Manuela F Berger, Chunming Li, Margaret Noyes Essex, Dinu Iorga, Patrick M Lynch
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of celecoxib versus placebo in the prevention and treatment of colorectal polyposis in children with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). METHODS: In this Phase III, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial patients aged 10-17 years with FAP were randomized to celecoxib (16 mg/kg/day) or placebo for up to 5 years. Patients underwent annual assessments, including colonoscopies, to detect the time from randomization to the earliest occurrence of ≥20 polyps (>2 mm in size) or colorectal malignancy...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764791/metachronous-colorectal-carcinoma-with-massive-submucosal-invasion-detected-by-annual-surveillance-in-a-lynch-syndrome-patient-a-case-report
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Masashi Utsumi, Kohji Tanakaya, Yutaka Mushiake, Tomoyoshi Kunitomo, Isao Yasuhara, Fumitaka Taniguchi, Takashi Arata, Koh Katsuda, Hideki Aoki, Hitoshi Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Lynch syndrome is the most common form of hereditary colorectal carcinoma. It is characterized by the presence of germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes. Mutation carriers have a lifetime risk of developing colorectal carcinoma of approximately 80%. Current treatment guidelines recommend periodic surveillance for colorectal carcinoma in patients with Lynch syndrome. However, the optimal interval between colonoscopies has not yet been determined. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 54-year-old man with Lynch syndrome who was undergoing annual colonoscopy surveillance for the development of colorectal carcinoma...
August 1, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763932/-the-progress-and-prospect-of-application-of-genetic-testing-technology-based-gene-detection-technology-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hereditary-cancer
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J X He, Y F Jiang
Hereditary cancer is caused by specific pathogenic gene mutations. Early detection and early intervention are the most effective ways to prevent and control hereditary cancer. High-throughput sequencing based genetic testing technology (NGS) breaks through the restrictions of pedigree analysis, provide a convenient and efficient method to detect and diagnose hereditary cancer. Here, we introduce the mechanism of hereditary cancer, summarize, discuss and prospect the application of NGS and other genetic tests in the diagnosis of hereditary retinoblastoma, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, hereditary colorectal cancer and other complex and rare hereditary tumors...
August 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762618/exploring-disparities-in-receipt-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-culturally-and-linguistically-diverse-cald-groups-an-australian-centre-s-experience
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Alesha A Thai, Mark Tacey, Amanda Byrne, Shane White, Jaclyn Yoong
BACKGROUND: Globally, racial and ethnic disparities exist in treatments and outcomes for cancer patients. In Australia, there is little published data relating to cancer patients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. AIM: To explore disparities in adjuvant chemotherapy utilisation in cancer patients from CALD groups. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients who were recommended adjuvant chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer (eBC) or early-stage colorectal cancer (eCRC) between July 2011 and October 2014...
August 1, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759612/scheduling-rules-for-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-that-facilitate-split-dosing-improve-the-quality-of-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy
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Robert J Hilsden, Ronald Bridges, Catherine Dube, Steven J Heitman, Alaa Rostom
BACKGROUND & AIMS: An adequate bowel preparation for colonoscopy is best achieved by giving the cleansing regimen as a split-dose with the second dose given 4-6 hours before the procedure. This can be difficult to administer to diabetics who are preferentially scheduled for early morning procedures. We examined the impact on bowel preparation quality of scheduling diabetics for mid-morning (9:30 am or later) procedures rather than early morning procedures (7:30-9:00 AM) to facilitate a split-dose preparation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758105/epigenetics-of-colorectal-cancer-emerging-circulating-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarkers
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REVIEW
Elisa Danese, Martina Montagnana
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide and the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in western countries. Despite the high incidence, treatment options for advanced CRC remain limited and unsuccessful, resulting in a poor prognosis. Therefore, novel accurate diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers are clearly and urgently needed to detect advanced colon polyps and early stage CRC and to identify the most effective treatments for specific CRC patients. CRC is known to develop from early premalignant lesions to full blown cancer via a multi-step process involving a series of genetic mutations that accumulate over time...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754868/application-of-in-vivo-imaging-techniques-to-monitor-therapeutic-efficiency-of-plx4720-in-an-experimental-model-of-microsatellite-instable-colorectal-cancer
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Sarah Rohde, Tobias Lindner, Stefan Polei, Jan Stenzel, Luise Borufka, Sophie Achilles, Eric Hartmann, Falko Lange, Claudia Maletzki, Michael Linnebacher, Änne Glass, Sarah Marie Schwarzenböck, Jens Kurth, Alexander Hohn, Brigitte Vollmar, Bernd Joachim Krause, Robert Jaster
OBJECTIVES: Patient-derived tumor cell lines are a powerful tool to analyze the sensitivity of individual tumors to specific therapies in mice. An essential prerequisite for such an approach are reliable quantitative techniques to monitor tumor progression in vivo. METHODS: We have employed HROC24 cells, grown heterotopically in NMRI Foxn1nu mice, as a model of microsatellite instable colorectal cancer to investigate the therapeutic efficiencies of 5'-fluorouracil (5'-FU) and the mutant BRAF inhibitor PLX4720, a vemurafenib analogue, by three independent methods: external measurement by caliper, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) with 2-deoxy-2-(18F)fluoro-D-glucose (18F-FDG)...
July 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740457/perioperative-increase-in-neutrophil-cd64-expression-is-an-indicator-for-intra-abdominal-infection-after-colorectal-cancer-surgery
#18
Milena Kerin Povsic, Bojana Beovic, Alojz Ihan
BACKGROUND: Colorectal surgery is associated with a high incidence of postoperative infections. Early clinical signs are difficult to distinguish from the systemic inflammatory response related to surgical trauma. Timely diagnosis may significantly improve the outcome. The objective of this study was to compare a new biomarker index CD64 for neutrophils (iCD64n) with standard biomarkers, white blood cell (WBC) count, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) for the early detection of postoperative infection...
June 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730771/biomarkers-for-the-early-detection-of-relapses-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancers
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Gabriela Chereches, Otilia Barbos, Rares Buiga, Ovidiu Balacescu, Dana Iancu, Nicolae Todor, Loredana Balacescu, Nicu Miron, Nona Bejinariu, Tudor-Eliade Ciuleanu
PURPOSE: To assess prognostic/predictive value of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), transthyretin (TRT), αenolase (NNE), β2-microglobulin (β2-micro), B-cell activating factor (BAFF) and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients treated with chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab. METHODS: 72 histologically confirmed mCRC patients treated at Oncology Institute Cluj were included. Biomarker levels were measured through validated methods...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730185/social-networks-as-predictors-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-african-americans
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Ernest Alema-Mensah, Selina A Smith, Mechelle Claridy, Victor Ede, Benjamin Ansa, Daniel S Blumenthal
BACKGROUND: Early detection can reduce colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality by 15%-33%, and screening is widely recommended for average-risk adults beginning at age 50 years. Colorectal cancer mortality rates are higher in African Americans than in whites, while screening rates are somewhat lower. Individual social networks can reduce emotional and/or logistical barriers to health-promoting but distasteful procedures such as CRC screening. The aim of this study was to examine social network interactions, and their impact on CRC screening among African Americans...
2017: Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
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