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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817399/chemotherapy-for-oligometastatic-prostate-cancer
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Tanya B Dorff, Christopher J Sweeney
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To analyze recent trials of upfront chemotherapy to determine how this paradigm can be applied to oligometastatic prostate cancer patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Upfront chemotherapy prolongs survival in metastatic prostate cancer, according to the ChemoHormonal Therapy versus Androgen Ablation Randomized Trial for Extensive Disease in Prostate Cancer and STAMPEDE docetaxel trials. However, the benefit is driven by the high volume subset and may not apply to low-volume/oligometastatic patients...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816972/low-second-to-fourth-digit-ratio-in-dupuytren-disease
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Takuya Yokoi, Takuya Uemura, Kenichi Kazuki, Ema Onode, Kosuke Shintani, Mitsuhiro Okada, Hiroaki Nakamura
The ratio of the lengths of the second and fourth digits (2D:4D) has been described as reflecting endogenous prenatal androgen exposure. In general, 2D:4D is lower in men than in women and has potential as a biomarker or predictor for various diseases, athletic ability, and academic performance. Dupuytren disease has digital flexion contractures and is known to predominate in men, but the pathogenesis of the disease remains unclear. To clarify the relationships between Dupuytren disease and endogenous androgens, we performed a retrospective analysis of hand radiographs to investigate 2D:4D in Dupuytren disease...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816743/elastic-staining-in-differentiating-between-follicular-streamers-and-follicular-scars-in-horizontal-scalp-biopsy-sections
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Timothy Tan, Joan Guitart, Pedram Gerami, Pedram Yazdan
BACKGROUND: Accurate identification of follicular streamers versus follicular scars on horizontal scalp biopsy sections is important to differentiate between cicatricial and noncicatricial alopecias. However, distinguishing between them can be difficult especially in nonoptimal specimens. The utility of elastic Verhoeff-Van Gieson (EVG) stain in cicatricial alopecias has been described on vertical sections, but its evaluation on horizontal sections has not been performed. METHODS: Sixty-four cicatricial alopecias (25 lichen planopilaris, 29 central centrifugal cicatricial alopecias, and 10 discoid lupus erythematosus) and 53 noncicatricial alopecias (34 androgenic alopecia, 8 telogen effluvium, and 11 alopecia areata) were identified, and EVG staining was performed on horizontal sections...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816716/novel-androgen-axis-systemic-therapies-for-metastatic-hormone-sensitive-prostate-cancer
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Andrew W Hahn, Peter Hale, Nityam Rathi, Neeraj Agarwal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Upfront docetaxel and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has improved outcomes over ADT alone in men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC). Here in, we review the emerging role of novel androgen axis inhibitors in the treatment of men with mHSPC. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently two studies, LATITUDE and STAMPEDE arm G, showed improved survival with addition of abiraterone acetate with prednisone or prednisolone to ADT in men with hormone-naïve advanced prostate cancer...
August 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816714/radiotherapy-as-metastasis-directed-therapy-for-oligometastatic-prostate-cancer
#5
Elise De Bleser, Phuoc T Tran, Piet Ost
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the available literature regarding radiotherapy as a metastasis-directed therapy (MDT) in the treatment of oligometastatic prostate cancer (PCa). RECENT FINDINGS: Three different clinical scenarios of oligometastatic PCa exist in which MDT can be applied: de novo oligometastatic PCa, oligorecurrent PCa, and oligoprogressive PCa. A cut off of three to five metastatic lesions is most often used in these settings. Data from retrospective studies, treating over 1000 patients in total, have been reported...
August 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816598/short-versus-long-double-stranded-rna-activation-of-a-post-transcriptional-gene-knockdown-pathway
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Nir Shpak, Rivka Manor, Lihie Katzir Abilevich, Ortal Mantal, Keshet Shavit, Eliahu D Aflalo, Debra Toiber, Amir Sagi
RNA interference (RNAi) utilizes a conserved cellular autoimmune defense mechanism involving the internalization of dsRNA into cells and the activation of a set of RNAi related genes. Using RNAi, complete sex reversal is achievable in males of the prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii by knocking down the transcript level of an insulin-like androgenic gland hormone (Mr-IAG) through injections of dsRNA of the entire Mr-IAG ORF sequence (dsMr-IAG - 518 bp). Interestingly, in-vivo knockdown success and dsMr-IAG lengths seemed to correlate, with long dsRNA being the most effective and short dsRNA fragments showing no effect...
August 17, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816549/implications-of-bcl-2-and-its-interplay-with-other-molecules-and-signaling-pathways-in-prostate-cancer-progression
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Ju-Ha Kim, Hyemin Lee, Eun Ah Shin, Dong Hee Kim, Jhin Baek Choi, Sung-Hoon Kim
Among several genetic alterations involved in the progression of prostate cancer, B cell lymphoma gene number 2 (BCL-2) is an important target molecule in the progression of androgen-independent prostate cancer (AIPC) after androgen ablation or castration. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanism of BCL-2 in prostate cancer progression remains elusive and controversial. In the current review, we discuss the critical role of BCL-2 in the carcinogenesis of prostate cancer with experimental evidences on the BCL-2 molecular networks in AIPC and androgen-dependent prostate cancer (ADPC) and subsequently suggest perspective research targeting BCL-2...
August 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816390/differential-expression-and-androgen-regulation-of-micrornas-and-metalloprotease-13-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Mamoun Ahram, Ebtihal Mustafa, Rand Zaza, Shatha Abu Hammad, Mariam Alhouhud, Randa Bawadi, Malek Zihlif
MicroRNA molecules (miRNAs) play important roles in regulating cell behavior. The expression of certain miRNAs has been shown to be regulated by the androgen receptor (AR), which seems to have a critical role in the tumorigenic process of breast cancer. The differential expression of 84 miRNAs was first examined in three breast cancer cell lines: the luminal MCF-7 and T47D cells and the molecular apocrine MDA-MB-453 cells. Analysis of basal expression of miRNAs revealed that each cell line had distinct miRNA expression where let-7a and -7b were markers of MDA-MB-453 cells, whereas miR-205 was a marker for the luminal cell lines...
August 17, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816296/-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-associated-with-vesical-fistula-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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K H Hua, L Yang, X W Zhang, W J Bai, Q Li, T Xu
Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is a very uncommon genetic disorder that results from the resistance of androgen receptor (AR) to androgen, which influences the formation of the male genitalia and in turn presents with female phenotype. Surgical resection of undesceaded testicle and different kinds of genitoplasty are crucial methods to correct the deformity of reproductive system, as well as hormone replacement therapy, which is an essential therapy for postoperational rehabilitation in AIS patients...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816284/-predictive-factor-analysis-of-time-to-progression-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-after-androgen-deprivation-therapy
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G J Ji, C Huang, G Song, X S Li, Y Song, L Q Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To explore risk factors including prostate-specific antigen (PSA) kinetics for the prediction of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), and to build a practical model for predicting the progression to CRPC after androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) so as to facilitate clinicians in decision-making for prostate cancer patients receiving ADT. METHODS: A total of 185 patients with prostate cancer who had received ADT as the primary therapy in Department of Urology of Peking University First Hospital from 2003 to 2014 were enrolled retrospectively...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816267/-nuclear-export-signal-of-androgen-receptor-regulated-of-androgen-receptor-stability-in-prostate-cancer
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Y Q Gong, C J Zhang, S M He, X S Li, L Q Zhou, Y L Guo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanisms of nuclear export signal of androgen receptor (NES(AR)) in the regulation of androgen receptor (AR) protein expression and stability in prostate cancer. METHODS: The green fluorescent protein fusion protein expression vectors pEGFP-AR(1-918aa), pEGFP-NES(AR) (743-817aa), pEGFP-NAR (1-665aa) and pEGFP-NAR-NES(AR), and lysine mutants of NES(AR) pEGFP-NES(AR) K776R, pEGFP-NES(AR) K807R and pEGFP-NES(AR) K776R/K807R, were transiently transfected into prostate cancer cell line PC3...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816074/prostate-specific-antigen-after-salvage-radiotherapy-for-postprostatectomy-biochemical-recurrence-predicts-long-term-outcome-including-overall-survival
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Detlef Bartkowiak, Reinhard Thamm, Dirk Bottke, Alessandra Siegmann, Dirk Böhmer, Volker Budach, Thomas Wiegel
BACKGROUND: For patients with recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy (RP), salvage radiotherapy (SRT) is a second chance of cure. However, depending on risk factors, 40-70% of the patients experience further progression. With a focus on the pre- and post-SRT serum level of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), we assessed the determinants of the long-term outcome after SRT. PATIENT AND METHODS: Between 1997 and 2011, 464 patients received 3D-conformal SRT with median 66...
August 17, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815749/commentary-estrogen-receptor-expression-in-melanoma
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E Ramelyte, P Koelblinger, R Dummer
Sexual hormones share a common cholesterol derived steroid backbone and comprise estrogens, gestagens and androgens. They elicit numerous physiological and pathological functions; e.g. androgens are known to contribute to prostatic cancer development, whereas estrogens are of major importance in the pathogenesis of breast cancer. In 1986, presence of estrogen receptors (ER) on breast cancer cells was described as one of the first biomarkers in oncology [1]. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815175/platelet-rich-plasma-an-elixir-for-treatment-of-alopecia-personal-experience-on-117-patients-with-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Suruchi Garg, Shweta Manchanda
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a new treatment modality in regenerative plastic surgery and dermatology. PRP is a simple, cost-effective and feasible treatment option with high patient satisfaction for hair loss and can be regarded as a valuable adjuvant treatment modality for androgenic alopecia and other types of non-scarring alopecias. Authors have proposed a hair model termed "Golden anchorage with 'molecular locking' of ectodermal and mesenchymal components for survival and integrity of hair follicle (HF)" in this article...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815018/serum-complexed-and-free-prostate-specific-antigen-levels-are-lower-in-female-elite-athletes-in-comparison-to-control-women
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Emma Eklund, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Carla Muytjens, Sarah Wheeler, Anu Mathew, Martin Stengelin, Eli Glezer, Galina Nikolenko, Marshall D Brown, Yingye Zheng, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
BACKGROUND: We hypothesize that prostate specific antigen (PSA), a protein that it is under regulation by androgens, may be differentially expressed in female elite athletes in comparison to control women. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 106 female athletes and 114 sedentary age-matched controls.  Serum from these women was analyzed for complexed prostate specific antigen (cPSA) and free prostate specific antigen (fPSA), by fifth generation assays with limits of detection of around 6 and 140 fg/mL, respectively...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814496/cardiometabolic-features-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-role-of-androgens
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REVIEW
Licy L Yanes Cardozo, Damian G Romero, Jane F Reckelhoff
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder that affects reproductive-age women. Hyperandrogenemia is present in a significant fraction (~80%) of women with PCOS. Increased prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors is frequently observed in PCOS women. The present review aims to highlight the key role of androgens in mediating the negative cardiometabolic profile observed in PCOS women.
September 2017: Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814476/phase-i-trial-of-the-androgen-receptor-modulator-cr1447-in-breast-cancer
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Martin Zweifel, Beat Thuerlimann, Salome Riniker, Patrik Weder, Roger von Moos, Olivia Pagani, Martin Bigler, Karin M Rothgiesser, Christiane Pilop, Hanne Hawle, Peter Brauchli, Coya Tapia, Wolfgang Schoenfeld, Cristiana Sessa
CR 1447 (4-hydroxytestosterone, 4-OHT) binds to the androgen receptor and has antiproliferative activity in both ER-positive and ER-negative/AR-positive breast cancer cells in pre-clinical studies. The objective of this first-in man trial was to evaluate safety and to determine the dose of CR1447, administered as an ointment, for Phase II. Escalating doses (100, 200, 400 mg) of CR1447 were administered topically on a daily basis to patients with ER-positive/AR-positive/HER2-negative advanced breast cancer pretreated with several lines of therapy...
August 16, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814452/medical-ovariectomy-in-menopausal-breast-cancer-patients-with-high-testosterone-levels
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Giorgio Secreto, Paola Muti, Milena Sant, Elisabetta Meneghini, Vittorio Krogh
Five years of adjuvant therapy with anti-estrogens reduce the incidence of disease progression by about 50% in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer patients, but late relapse can still occur after that anti-estrogens have been discontinued. In these patients, excessive androgen production may account for renewed excessive estrogen formation and increased risk of late relapse. In the 50% of patients who do not benefit with anti-estrogens, the effect of therapy is limited by de novo or acquired resistance to treatment...
August 16, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814451/androgen-deprivation-and-immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer
#19
Melissa Gamat, Douglas G McNeel
Prostate cancer is the most common newly diagnosed malignancy in men, and the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States. The primary treatment for recurrent prostate cancer is androgen deprivation, and this therapy is typically continued life-long for patients with metastatic prostate cancer. Androgens and androgen deprivation have profound effects on the immune system, a finding that has become more appreciated in an era where immune-based treatments for cancer are being increasingly explored...
August 16, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814411/local-synthesis-of-sex-hormones-are-there-consequences-for-the-ocular-surface-and-dry-eye
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REVIEW
Emma J Gibson, Fiona Stapleton, James S Wolffsohn, Blanka Golebiowski
Sex hormones are associated with the physiology and pathophysiology of almost all organs in the body, as well as most diseases. Interest in the associations between sex hormones and ocular tissues has increased in recent years. Androgens may have a positive effect on dry eye, whereas the effects of oestrogen on ocular conditions remain unclear. Intracrinology, the local synthesis and metabolism of hormones that is unique to humans, is of relevance to the eye and may help to explain why studies of the relationship between oestrogens and dry eye signs and symptoms are inconclusive...
August 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
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