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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645654/epigenome-dysregulation-in-cholangiocarcinoma
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Colm J O'Rourke, Patricia Munoz-Garrido, Esmeralda L Aguayo, Jesper B Andersen
Epigenomics is a fast-evolving field of research that has lately attracted considerable interest, mainly due to the reversibility of epigenetic marks. Clinically, among solid tumors, the field is still limited. In cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) it is well known that the epigenetic landscape is deregulated both during carcinogenesis and disease progression as a consequence of aberrant mechanisms leading to genome instability. In this article, we will briefly review the molecular alterations that have been described in the transformation of normal cholangiocytes into malignant derivatives, focusing on the role of non-coding RNA (ncRNA) interactions, DNA methylation, post-translational modifications (PTMs) of histones and chromatin remodeling complexes...
June 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635639/immune-checkpoints-as-a-target-for-colorectal-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Alessandro Passardi, Matteo Canale, Martina Valgiusti, Paola Ulivi
Anti-tumor immunity is a new line of research for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. In this field, negative regulators of the immune system called immune checkpoints play a key role in limiting antitumor immunologic responses. For this reason, immune checkpoint-inhibiting agents, such as those directed against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed death-1 receptor (PD1) and its ligand PD-L1, have been developed as antitumor drugs, producing interesting results in preclinical and clinical studies...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633130/synthesis-screening-and-pro-apoptotic-activity-of-novel-acyl-spermidine-derivatives-on-human-cancer-cell-lines
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Syed Shoeb Razvi, Hany Choudhry, Said Salama Moselhy, Taha Abduallah Kumosani, Mohammed Nihal Hasan, Mazin A Zamzami, Khalid Omer Abualnaja, Abdulrahman Labeed Al-Malki, Mahmoud Alhosin, Tadao Asami
The polyamines putrescine, spermidine, and spermine are polycationic, alkyl polyamines which play a significant role in eukaryotic cell proliferation. The polyamine metabolism and function are dysregulated in tumor cells making them an attractive therapeutic target by employing polyamine analogs. These analogs have a high degree of similarity with the structure of polyamines but not with their function. Multidrug resistance is a major factor in the failure of many chemotherapeutic drugs which necessitates further research and exploration of better novel alternatives...
June 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623430/a-phase-i-ii-study-of-suberoylanilide-hydroxamic-acid-saha-in-combination-with-trastuzumab-herceptin-in-patients-with-advanced-metastatic-and-or-local-chest-wall-recurrent-her2-amplified-breast-cancer-a-trial-of-the-ecog-acrin-cancer-research-group-e1104
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Lori J Goldstein, Fengmin Zhao, Molin Wang, Ramona F Swaby, Joseph A Sparano, Neal J Meropol, Kapil N Bhalla, Christine M Pellegrino, R Katherine Alpaugh, Carla I Falkson, Paula Klein, George W Sledge
PURPOSE: Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA; vorinostat), a small molecule inhibitor of histone deacetylase, attenuates signaling pathways known to confer trastuzumab resistance. A combination of SAHA and trastuzumab may be a promising strategy to improve the efficacy of trastuzumab against breast cancer. In this Phase I/II study, we evaluated the toxicity and response rate after treatment with SAHA and trastuzumab in patients with HER2-overexpressing metastatic breast cancer with trastuzumab-resistant progressive disease...
June 16, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623376/eanm-earl-harmonization-strategies-in-pet-quantification-from-daily-practice-to-multicentre-oncological-studies
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REVIEW
Nicolas Aide, Charline Lasnon, Patrick Veit-Haibach, Terez Sera, Bernhard Sattler, Ronald Boellaard
Quantitative positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) can be used as diagnostic or prognostic tools (i.e. single measurement) or for therapy monitoring (i.e. longitudinal studies) in multicentre studies. Use of quantitative parameters, such as standardized uptake values (SUVs), metabolic active tumor volumes (MATVs) or total lesion glycolysis (TLG), in a multicenter setting requires that these parameters be comparable among patients and sites, regardless of the PET/CT system used. This review describes the motivations and the methodologies for quantitative PET/CT performance harmonization with emphasis on the EANM Research Ltd...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622961/zoh%C3%A3-a-prospective-study-of-the-use-of-biosimilar-filgrastim-zarzio-in-clinical-practice-in-patients-treated-with-chemotherapy-for-lymphoid-malignancies
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Gandhi Laurent Damaj, Omar Benbrahim, Maya Hacini, Inna Voronina, Khaled Benabed, Ravaka-Fatoma Soumoudronga, Isabelle Gasnereau, Corinne Haioun, Philippe Solal-Céligny
BACKGROUND: The ZOHé study was a prospective, observational, multicenter study in France to assess use of biosimilar filgrastim Zarzio in routine clinical practice in patients undergoing neutropenia-inducing chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients ≥ 18 years undergoing chemotherapy for a malignant disease and with a first prescription for Zarzio were enrolled in 2 cohorts: solid tumor (1174 patients) or hematological malignancy (633 patients); the latter is reported here...
June 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621575/analysis-of-radio-sensitization-patents-in-china-from-2006-to-2015
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Guofeng He, Xiaoke Di, Xinchen Sun, Jingjing Yan, Shu Zhang
Radiotherapy is by means of ionizing radiation to kill tumor cells, inhibit and control the growth, metastasis and diffusion of tumor cells. During the last few decades, application of radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy and surgery are clinical mainstream treatments. However, little is known what radio-sensitization agents have been patented in China and what the potential drug candidates for patents are in China. Areas covered: This reviews covers research and patent literature of the last 10 years dealing with the discovery and development of novel radio-sensitization patents in China
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June 16, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607134/dysfunctional-diversity-of-p53-proteins-in-adult-acute-myeloid-leukemia-projections-on-diagnostic-work-up-and-therapy
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Miron Prokocimer, Alina Molchadsky, Varda Rotter
The heterogeneous nature of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and its poor prognosis necessitate therapeutic improvement. Current advances in AML research yield important insights regarding AML genetic, epigenetic, evolutional, and clinical diversity, all in which dysfunctional p53 plays a key role. As p53 is central to hematopoietic stem cell functions, its aberrations affect AML evolution, biology and therapy response, and usually predict poor prognosis. While in human solid tumors TP53 is mutated in more than half of cases, TP53 mutations occur in less than a tenth of de-novo AML cases...
June 12, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606724/sonodynamic-therapy-a-treatment-developing-from-photodynamic-therapy
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REVIEW
Liu Rengeng, Zhang Qianyu, Lang Yuehong, Peng Zhongzhong, Li Libo
Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) as a new non-invasive treatment developed from photodynamic (PDT), it can kill tumor cells specifically and selectively. Moreover, recently studies showed SDT has potential to treat solid tumor, leukemia and atherosclerosis, remove proliferative scars and kill pathogenic microorganism. As SDT has an extensive application prospect, SDT attracts more and more researchers in recently years. This thesis aims at making an informative introduction on SDT. With the assistance of related literature from 2012 to 2016, we introduce the progress of SDT research in six aspects: the therapeutic mechanism of SDT, development of the sound sensitizer, exploration of the size and frequency of ultrasonic energy, application of SDT, comparison between SDT and PDT, and current situation and future of SDT...
June 9, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606646/current-use-and-trends-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-the-united-states
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EDITORIAL
Anita D'Souza, Stephanie Lee, Xiaochun Zhu, Marcelo Pasquini
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is an established curative treatment for a number of malignant and non-malignant diseases involving the hematopoietic system and some solid tumors. In this report, we provide information about the number of HCT procedures performed in the United States (US) in 2015 and analyze trends and outcomes of HCT as reported to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research(®) (CIBMTR(®)). We show that the numbers of HCT performed annually continue to increase, the indications for HCT, preferred donor sources and GVHD prophylaxis continue to evolve...
June 9, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605139/clinical-implications-of-pretreatment-inflammatory-biomarkers-as-independent-prognostic-indicators-in-prostate-cancer
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Zhaohui Sun, Ying Ju, Fuyan Han, Xiya Sun, Fang Wang
OBJECTIVES: Research on the relationship between inflammatory biomarkers and malignant tumors has become a hotspot. Many studies have demonstrated that neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) could act as independent prognostic indicators for several solid tumors. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical implications of pretreatment inflammatory biomarkers, including NLR, PLR, and RDW as independent prognostic indicators in prostate cancer (PCa)...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593566/cellular-and-molecular-targets-for-the-immunotherapy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Vikrant Rai, Joe Abdo, Abdullah N Alsuwaidan, Swati Agrawal, Poonam Sharma, Devendra K Agrawal
Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and 3rd most common cause of cancer-related death. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents more than 90% of primary liver cancer and is a major public health problem. Due to the advanced stages of HCC at the time of diagnosis, utilizing the conventional treatment for solid tumors frequently ends with treatment failure, recurrence, or poor survival. HCC is highly refractory to chemotherapy and other systemic treatments, and locoregional therapies or selective internal radiation therapies are largely palliative...
June 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590915/cancer-sniffer-dogs-how-can-we-translate-this-peculiarity-in-laboratory-medicine-results-of-a-pilot-study-on-gastrointestinal-cancers
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Concetta Panebianco, Edgar Kelman, Kristel Vene, Domenica Gioffreda, Francesca Tavano, Raivo Vilu, Fulvia Terracciano, Illar Pata, Kaarel Adamberg, Angelo Andriulli, Valerio Pazienza
BACKGROUND: Identification of cancer biomarkers to allow early diagnosis is an urgent need for many types of tumors, whose prognosis strongly depends on the stage of the disease. Canine olfactory testing for detecting cancer is an emerging field of investigation. As an alternative, here we propose to use GC-Olfactometry (GC/O), which enables the speeding up of targeted biomarker identification and analysis. A pilot study was conducted in order to determine odor-active compounds in urine that discriminate patients with gastrointestinal cancers from control samples (healthy people)...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589766/an-update-on-genomic-guided-therapies-for-pediatric-solid-tumors
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Pui Chi Tsui, Yin-Fai Lee, Zoey Wing Yee Liu, Laura Ren Huey Ip, Wenying Piao, Alan Kwok Shing Chiang, Vivian Wai Yan Lui
Currently, out of the 82 US FDA-approved targeted therapies for adult cancer treatments, only three are approved for use in children irrespective of their genomic status. Apart from leukemia, only a handful of genomic-based trials involving children with solid tumors are ongoing. Emerging genomic data for pediatric solid tumors may facilitate the development of precision medicine in pediatric patients. Here, we provide an up-to-date review of all reported genomic aberrations in the eight most common pediatric solid tumors with whole-exome sequencing or whole-genome sequencing data (from cBioPortal database, Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments) and additional non-whole-exome sequencing studies...
June 7, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575846/clinical-impact-of-high-serum-hepatocyte-growth-factor-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Takahiro Tsuji, Yuichi Sakamori, Hiroaki Ozasa, Yoshitaka Yagi, Hitomi Ajimizu, Yuto Yasuda, Tomoko Funazo, Takashi Nomizo, Hironori Yoshida, Hiroki Nagai, Ken Maeno, Tetsuya Oguri, Toyohiro Hirai, Young Hak Kim
Activation of c-MET through hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) increases tumorigenesis, induces resistance, and is associated with poor prognosis in various solid tumors. However, the clinical value of serum HGF (sHGF) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), especially those receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy, remains unknown. Here, we show that sHGF may be useful to predict tumor response and progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with advanced NSCLC. A total of 81 patients with NSCLC were investigated...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574839/advances-in-single-cell-rna-sequencing-and-its-applications-in-cancer-research
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REVIEW
Sibo Zhu, Tao Qing, Yuanting Zheng, Li Jin, Leming Shi
Unlike population-level approaches, single-cell RNA sequencing enables transcriptomic analysis of an individual cell. Through the combination of high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic tools, single-cell RNA-seq can detect more than 10,000 transcripts in one cell to distinguish cell subsets and dynamic cellular changes. After several years' development, single-cell RNA-seq can now achieve massively parallel, full-length mRNA sequencing as well as in situ sequencing and even has potential for multi-omic detection...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572266/cancer-screening-recommendations-for-individuals-with-li-fraumeni-syndrome
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REVIEW
Christian P Kratz, Maria Isabel Achatz, Laurence Brugières, Thierry Frebourg, Judy E Garber, Mary-Louise C Greer, Jordan R Hansford, Katherine A Janeway, Wendy K Kohlmann, Rose McGee, Charles G Mullighan, Kenan Onel, Kristian W Pajtler, Stefan M Pfister, Sharon A Savage, Joshua D Schiffman, Katherine A Schneider, Louise C Strong, D Gareth R Evans, Jonathan D Wasserman, Anita Villani, David Malkin
Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) is an autosomal dominantly inherited condition caused by germline mutations of the TP53 tumor suppressor gene encoding p53, a transcription factor triggered as a protective cellular mechanism against different stressors. Loss of p53 function renders affected individuals highly susceptible to a broad range of solid and hematologic cancers. It has recently become evident that children and adults with LFS benefit from intensive surveillance aimed at early tumor detection. In October 2016, the American Association for Cancer Research held a meeting of international LFS experts to evaluate the current knowledge on LFS and propose consensus surveillance recommendations...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552065/micelles-as-delivery-system-for-cancer-treatment
#18
Dilek Keskin, Ayşen Tezcaner
Micelles are nanoparticles formed by the self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers in certain solvents above concentrations called critical micelle concentration (CMC). Micelles are used in different fields like food, cosmetics, medicine, etc. These nanosized delivery systems are under spotlight in the recent years with new achievements in terms of their in vivo stability, ability to protect entrapped drug, release kinetics, ease of cellular penetration and thereby increased therapeutic efficacy. Drug loaded micelles can be prepared by dialysis, oil-in-water method, solid dispersion, freezing, spray drying, etc...
May 25, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547896/assembly-of-breast-cancer-heterotypic-spheroids-on-hyaluronic-acid-coated-surfaces
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Marco P Carvalho, Elisabete C Costa, Ilídio J Correia
Drug screening is currently demanding for realistic models that are able to reproduce the structural features of solid tumors. 3D cell culture systems, namely spheroids, emerged as a promising approach to provide reliable results during drug development. So far, Liquid Overlay Technique (LOT) is one of the most used methods for spheroids assembly. It comprises cellular aggregation due to their limited adhesion to certain biomaterials, like agarose. However, researchers are currently improving this technique in order to obtain spheroids on surfaces that mimic cancer extracellular matrix (ECM), since cell-ECM interactions modulate cells behavior and their drug resistance profile...
May 25, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543693/somatic-driver-mutations-in-melanoma
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REVIEW
Bobby Y Reddy, David M Miller, Hensin Tsao
Melanoma has one of the highest somatic mutational burdens among solid malignancies. Although the rapid progress in genomic research has contributed immensely to our understanding of the pathogenesis of melanoma, the clinical significance of the vast array of genomic alterations discovered by next-generation sequencing is far from being fully characterized. Most mutations prevalent in melanoma are simply neutral "passengers," which accompany functionally significant "drivers" under transforming conditions. The delineation of driver mutations from passenger mutations is critical to the development of targeted therapies...
June 1, 2017: Cancer
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