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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911235/robustness-of-the-neurological-prognostic-score-in-brain-metastasis-patients-treated-with-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Toru Serizawa, Yoshinori Higuchi, Osamu Nagano, Shinji Matsuda, Kyoko Aoyagi, Junichi Ono, Naokatsu Saeki, Yasuo Iwadate, Tatsuo Hirai, Shinya Takemoto, Yuta Shibamoto
OBJECTIVE The neurological prognostic score (NPS) was recently proposed as a means for predicting neurological outcomes, such as the preservation of neurological function and the prevention of neurological death, in brain metastasis patients treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS). NPS consists of 2 groups: Group A patients were expected to have better neurological outcomes, and Group B patients were expected to have poorer outcomes. NPS robustness was tested in various situations. METHODS In total, 3040 patients with brain metastases that were treated with GKRS were analyzed...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911233/elevated-preoperative-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-worse-survival-after-resection-in-patients-with-brain-metastasis
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Koichi Mitsuya, Yoko Nakasu, Takeshi Kurakane, Nakamasa Hayashi, Hideyuki Harada, Kazuhiko Nozaki
OBJECTIVE The median postoperative survival duration of patients with brain metastases who undergo tumor resection is 12 months. Most of these patients die of systemic metastases or the progression of primary cancer but not brain metastases. The criteria for indicating resection are still controversial. Systemic assessment is restricted, especially in patients who need emergent management for their large-size or life-threatening brain metastases. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is reported to correlate with survival time or progression-free survival in patients with various cancers...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903215/identification-of-novel-agents-for-the-treatment-of-brain-metastases-of-breast-cancer
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Vinay Kumar Venishetty, Werner J Geldenhuys, Tori B Terell-Hall, Jessica I G Griffith, Gregory R Sondag, Fayez F Safadi, Paul R Lockman
BACKGROUND: Brain cancer from metastasized breast cancer has a high mortality rate in women. The treatment of lesions is hampered in large part by the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which prevents adequate distribution of anti-cancer compounds to brain metastases. METHOD: In this study we used a novel screening method to identify candidate molecules that are well-suited to utilizing the BBB choline transporter for distribution into the brain parenchyma. RESULTS: From our screen we identified two compounds, Ch-1 and Ch-2 that were able to reduce the brain tumor burden in a murine mouse model of brain metastasis of breast cancer...
November 21, 2016: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902972/unravelling-site-specific-breast-cancer-metastasis-a-microrna-expression-profiling-study
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Willemijne A M E Schrijver, Paul J van Diest, Dutch Distant Breast Cancer Metastases Consortium, Cathy B Moelans
Distant metastasis is still the main cause of death from breast cancer. MicroRNAs (miRs) are important regulators of many physiological and pathological processes, including metastasis. Molecular breast cancer subtypes are known to show a site-specific pattern of metastases formation. In this study, we set out to determine the underlying molecular mechanisms of site-specific breast cancer metastasis by microRNA expression profiling.To identify a miR signature for metastatic breast carcinoma that could predict metastatic localization, we compared global miR expression in 23 primary breast cancer specimens with their corresponding multiple distant metastases to ovary (n=9), skin (n=12), lung (n=10), brain (n=4) and gastrointestinal tract (n=10) by miRCURY microRNA expression arrays...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902969/rac1-gtp-ase-signals-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway-mediated-integrin-directed-metastasis-associated-tumor-cell-phenotypes-in-triple-negative-breast-cancers
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Pradip De, Jennifer H Carlson, Tyler Jepperson, Scooter Willis, Brian Leyland-Jones, Nandini Dey
The acquisition of integrin-directed metastasis-associated (ID-MA) phenotypes by Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) cells is caused by an upregulation of the Wnt-beta-catenin pathway (WP). We reported that WP is one of the salient genetic features of TNBC. RAC-GTPases, small G-proteins which transduce signals from cell surface proteins including integrins, have been implicated in tumorigenesis and metastasis by their role in essential cellular functions like motility. The collective percentage of alteration(s) in RAC1 in ER+ve BC was lower as compared to ER-ve BC (35% vs 57%) (brca/tcga/pub2015)...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878304/upregulation-of-mek5-by-stat3-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-invasion-and-metastasis
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Fang Liu, Hao Zhang, Hui Song
Mitogen extracellular-signal-regulated kinase kinase 5 (MEK5) plays an important role in promoting cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. The aberrant expression of MEK5 has been reported in various malignant diseases including cancers of breast, prostate, lung, colorectal and brain. However, the function and regulation of MEK5 signaling pathway are ambiguous and remain elusive with respect to its oncogenic roles in various cancers, especially in the regulation of the initiation and progression of cancer invasion and metastasis...
November 18, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873078/advances-in-decoding-breast-cancer-brain-metastasis
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Chenyu Zhang, Dihua Yu
The past decade has witnessed impressive advances in cancer treatment ushered in by targeted and immunotherapies. However, with significantly prolonged survival, upon recurrence, more patients become inflicted by brain metastasis, which is mostly refractory to all currently available therapeutic regimens. Historically, brain metastasis is an understudied area in cancer research, partly due to the dearth of appropriate experimental models that closely simulate the special biological features of metastasis in the unique brain environment and to the sophistication of techniques required to perform in-depth studies of the extremely complex and challenging brain metastasis...
November 21, 2016: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868418/-fibromyalgia-syndrome-after-comprehensive-treatment-of-breast-cancer-a-case-report
#8
Xia Ding, Yan Li, Yiyi Cui, Yingying Shen, Jianzhong Gu, Yong Guo
Fibromyalgia syndrome after comprehensive treatment of breast cancer is rare and seldom reported. Here we present a case of a 50-year-old female patient,who was admitted to the hospital because of generalized fibromyalgia for 3 months and brain metastasis after the right breast carcinoma surgery for 1 month, and the clinical diagnosis was brain metastasis from breast carcinoma combined with fibromyalgia syndrome. The fibromyalgia were relieved with proper symptomatic treatment but the patient eventually died of tumor progression...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853958/beyond-breast-specific-graded-prognostic-assessment-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-breast-cancer-treatment-impact-on-outcome
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Gaia Griguolo, Maria Vittoria Dieci, Tommaso Giarratano, Carlo Alberto Giorgi, Enrico Orvieto, Cristina Ghiotto, Franco Berti, Alessandro Della Puppa, Cristina Falci, Eleonora Mioranza, Giulia Tasca, Nicola Milite, Federica Miglietta, Renato Scienza, Pierfranco Conte, Valentina Guarneri
Brain metastases are a serious relatively common complication of breast cancer. We evaluated prognostic factors for survival after diagnosis of brain metastases from breast cancer in a contemporary cohort of patients. Patients diagnosed with breast cancer brain metastases at our institution between 1999 and March 2016 were evaluated. Overall survival was defined as time from brain metastasis diagnosis to death or last follow-up. Patients were classified according to the Breast cancer-specific Graded Prognostic Assessment (BS-GPA), based on age, Karnofsky performance score and breast cancer phenotype...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851873/mri-surveillance-of-cancer-cell-fate-in-a-brain-metastasis-model-after-early-radiotherapy
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Donna H Murrell, Niloufar Zarghami, Michael D Jensen, Fiona Dickson, Ann F Chambers, Eugene Wong, Paula J Foster
PURPOSE: Incidence of brain metastasis attributed to breast cancer is increasing and prognosis is poor. It is thought that disseminated dormant cancer cells persist in metastatic organs and may evade treatments, thereby facilitating a mechanism for recurrence. Radiotherapy is used to treat brain metastases clinically, but assessment has been limited to macroscopic tumor volumes detectable by clinical imaging. Here, we use cellular MRI to understand the concurrent responses of metastases and nonproliferative or slowly cycling cancer cells to radiotherapy...
November 14, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835867/keratin-13-expression-reprograms-bone-and-brain-metastases-of-human-prostate-cancer-cells
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Qinlong Li, Lijuan Yin, Lawrence W Jones, Gina C-Y Chu, Jason B-Y Wu, Jen-Ming Huang, Quanlin Li, Sungyong You, Jayoung Kim, Yi-Tsung Lu, Stefan Mrdenovic, Ruoxiang Wang, Michael R Freeman, Isla Garraway, Michael S Lewis, Leland W K Chung, Haiyen E Zhau
Lethal progression of prostate cancer metastasis can be improved by developing animal models that recapitulate the clinical conditions. We report here that cytokeratin 13 (KRT13), an intermediate filament protein, plays a directive role in prostate cancer bone, brain, and soft tissue metastases. KRT13 expression was elevated in bone, brain, and soft tissue metastatic prostate cancer cell lines and in primary and metastatic clinical prostate, lung, and breast cancer specimens. When KRT13 expression was determined at a single cell level in primary tumor tissues of 44 prostate cancer cases, KRT13 level predicted bone metastasis and the overall survival of prostate cancer patients...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830712/a-dynamic-in-vivo-like-organotypic-blood-brain-barrier-model-to-probe-metastatic-brain-tumors
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Hui Xu, Zhongyu Li, Yue Yu, Saman Sizdahkhani, Winson S Ho, Fangchao Yin, Li Wang, Guoli Zhu, Min Zhang, Lei Jiang, Zhengping Zhuang, Jianhua Qin
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) restricts the uptake of many neuro-therapeutic molecules, presenting a formidable hurdle to drug development in brain diseases. We proposed a new and dynamic in vivo-like three-dimensional microfluidic system that replicates the key structural, functional and mechanical properties of the blood-brain barrier in vivo. Multiple factors in this system work synergistically to accentuate BBB-specific attributes-permitting the analysis of complex organ-level responses in both normal and pathological microenvironments in brain tumors...
November 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817234/-effective-systemic-palliative-chemotherapy-for-intracranial-metastases-of-breast-cancer
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István Sipőcz, Tamás Pintér, Zoltán Skaliczky, Tamás Kullmann
The authors present the history of two patients. The first patient, a 69-year-old woman was diagnosed with locally invasive triple negative breast cancer with pulmonary and cerebral metastases. Complete radiological remission of the clinically asymptomatic cerebral metastases was detected under systemic chemotherapy with carboplatin-docetaxel (75 mg/m(2)). Later, the patient received whole brain radiotherapy and a second line of chemotherapy. The overall survival was 20 months from the diagnosis of cerebral metastases with conservation of partial autonomy...
November 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815391/quantitative-fluorescent-microscopy-to-measure-vascular-pore-sizes-in-primary-and-metastatic-brain-tumors
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Rajendar K Mittapalli, Chris E Adkins, Kaci A Bohn, Afroz S Mohammad, Julie A Lockman, Paul R Lockman
Tumors residing in the central nervous system (CNS) compromise the blood-brain barrier (BBB) via increased vascular permeability, with the magnitude of changes dependent on tumor type and location. Current studies determine penetrability of a cancer therapeutic by administering progressively larger molecules until cutoff is observed where little to no tumor accumulation occurs. However, decades-old experimental work and mathematical modeling document methods to calculate both the size of the vascular opening (pore) with solute permeability values...
November 4, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809457/effects-of-postoperative-radiotherapy-on-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-or-dural-metastasis-after-resection-of-brain-metastases-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Boram Ha, Seung Yeun Chung, Yeon-Joo Kim, Ho-Shin Gwak, Jong Hee Chang, Sang Hyun Lee, In Hae Park, Keun Seok Lee, Seeyoun Lee, Tae Hyun Kim, Dae Yong Kim, Seok-Gu Kang, Chang-Ok Suh
Purpose: In this retrospective study, we compared the incidence of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis or dural metastasis (LMCDM) in patients who received whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT), partial radiotherapy (PRT), or no radiotherapy (RT) following resection of brain metastases from breast cancer. Materials and Methods: Fifty-one patients with breast cancer underwent surgical resection for newly diagnosed brain metastases in two institutions between March 2001 and March 2015...
October 31, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799031/calcium-calpain-dependent-pathways-regulate-vesiculation-in-malignant-breast-cells
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Jack Taylor, Ritu Jaiswal, Mary Bebawy
Multidrug resistance in cancer (MDR) occurs when tumours become cross-resistant to a range of different anticancer agents. One mechanism by which MDR can be acquired is through cell to cell communication pathways. Membrane-derived microparticles (MPs) are emerging as important signaling molecules in this process. MPs are released from most eukaryotic cells and transfer functional proteins and nucleic acids to recipient cells conferring deleterious traits within the cancer cell population including MDR, metastasis, and angiogenesis...
October 26, 2016: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773784/treatment-of-brain-metastases-in-the-modern-genomic-era
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Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack, Corey M Gill, Daniel P Cahill, Sandro Santagata, Priscilla K Brastianos
Development of brain metastasis (BM) portends a dismal prognosis for patients with cancer. Melanomas and carcinomas of the lung, breast, and kidney are the most common malignancies to metastasize to the brain. Recent advances in molecular genetics have enabled the identification of actionable, clinically relevant genetic alterations within primary tumors and their corresponding metastases. Adoption of genotype-guided treatment strategies in the management of systemic malignancy has resulted in dramatic and durable responses...
October 20, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770782/triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-north-of-morocco-clinicopathologic-and-prognostic-features
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Touria Derkaoui, Joaira Bakkach, Mohamed Mansouri, Ali Loudiyi, Mohamed Fihri, Fatima Zahra Alaoui, Amina Barakat, Bouchra El Yemlahi, Hassan Bihri, Naima Ghailani Nourouti, Mohcine Bennani Mechita
BACKGROUND: Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is defined by a lack of estrogen and progesterone receptor gene expression and by the absence of overexpression on HER2. It is associated to a poor prognosis. We propose to analyze the clinicopathologic and prognostic characteristics of this breast cancer subtype in a Mediterranean population originated or resident in the North of Morocco. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 279 patients diagnosed with breast cancer between January 2010 and January 2015...
October 22, 2016: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767185/a-multimodality-imaging-model-to-track-viable-breast-cancer-cells-from-single-arrest-to-metastasis-in-the-mouse-brain
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Katie M Parkins, Amanda M Hamilton, Ashley V Makela, Yuanxin Chen, Paula J Foster, John A Ronald
Cellular MRI involves sensitive visualization of iron-labeled cells in vivo but cannot differentiate between dead and viable cells. Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) measures cellular viability, and thus we explored combining these tools to provide a more holistic view of metastatic cancer cell fate in mice. Human breast carcinoma cells stably expressing Firefly luciferase were loaded with iron particles, injected into the left ventricle, and BLI and MRI were performed on days 0, 8, 21 and 28. The number of brain MR signal voids (i...
October 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760843/exosomal-annexin-a2-promotes-angiogenesis-and-breast-cancer-metastasis
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Sayantan Maji, Pankaj Chaudhary, Irina Akopova, Phung M Nguyen, Richard J Hare, Ignacy Gryczynski, Jamboor K Vishwanatha
: Tumor-derived exosomes are emerging mediators of tumorigenesis and tissue-specific metastasis. Proteomic profiling has identified Annexin A2 as one of the most highly expressed proteins in exosomes; however, studies focused on the biological role of exosomal-AnnexinA2 (exo-AnxA2) are still lacking. In this study, mechanistic insight was sought regarding exo-AnxA2 and its function in angiogenesis and breast cancer metastasis. Multiple in vitro and in vivo techniques were used to study the role of exo-AnxA2 in angiogenesis...
October 19, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
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