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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702078/anticancer-activities-and-mechanisms-of-heat-clearing-and-detoxicating-traditional-chinese-herbal-medicine
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REVIEW
Yulin Zhang, Yeer Liang, Chengwei He
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, pathogenic heat and toxins, which are akin to the inflammatory factors, are the causes of cancer and could promote its virulent development. Therefore, heat-clearing and detoxicating (HCD) herbs are essential components of TCM formulas for cancer treatment. An increasing interest has been focused on the study of HCD herbs and accumulated evidences have shown that HCD herbs or HCD herbs-based formulas exhibited remarkable anticancer effects when used alone or combined with other therapeutic approaches...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687866/quantification-improvement-and-harmonization-of-small-lesion-detection-with-state-of-the-art-pet
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REVIEW
Charlotte S van der Vos, Daniëlle Koopman, Sjoerd Rijnsdorp, Albert J Arends, Ronald Boellaard, Jorn A van Dalen, Mark Lubberink, Antoon T M Willemsen, Eric P Visser
In recent years, there have been multiple advances in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) that improve cancer imaging. The present generation of PET/CT scanners introduces new hardware, software, and acquisition methods. This review describes these new developments, which include time-of-flight (TOF), point-spread-function (PSF), maximum-a-posteriori (MAP) based reconstruction, smaller voxels, respiratory gating, metal artefact reduction, and administration of quadratic weight-dependent (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) activity...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682838/characteristics-and-outcome-of-cancer-patients-admitted-to-the-icu-in-england-wales-and-northern-ireland-and-national-trends-between-1997-and-2013
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Marlies Ostermann, Paloma Ferrando-Vivas, Carmen Gore, Sarah Power, David Harrison
OBJECTIVE: To describe trends in outcomes of cancer patients with an unplanned admission to the ICU between 1997 and 2013 and to identify risk factors for mortality of those admitted between 2009 and 2013. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre Case Mix Programme Database including data of ICUs in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. PATIENTS: Patients (99,590) with a solid tumor and 13,538 patients with a hematological malignancy with an unplanned ICU admission between 1997 and 2013; 39,734 solid tumor patients and 6,652 patients with a hematological malignancy who were admitted between 2009 and 2013 were analyzed in depth...
July 4, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671045/prognostic-and-clinicopathological-role-of-long-non-coding-rna-taurine-upregulated-1-in-various-human-malignancies-a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaoxiong Wang, Xin Chen, Daming Zhang, Guang Yang, Zhao Yang, Zhiqin Yin, Shiguang Zhao
The aberrant dysregulation of taurine upregulated 1, a novel discovered long non-coding RNA, was ubiquitous in different human solid tumors. Accumulating researches have indicated that taurine upregulated 1 is an independent prognostic indicator in cancer patients. This investigation aimed to further explore the prognostic and clinical significance of taurine upregulated 1 in various types of cancers. Eligible studies were systematically searched in PubMed, Embase, Medline, and Web of Science databases. A total of 12/14 studies with 1303/1228 individuals were included to evaluate the association of taurine upregulated 1 with overall survival and clinicopathological features by pooled hazard ratio and odds ratio in malignancies...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649871/the-potential-role-of-nintedanib-in-treating-colorectal-cancer
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Antonio Rossi, Tiziana Pia Latiano, Paola Parente, Cinzia Chiarazzo, Filomena Limosani, Gabriele Di Maggio, Evaristo Maiello
Angiogenesis leads to the growth, progression, and metastases of a variety of solid tumors, including metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), involving particularly the family of vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF) and their receptors (VEGFR). Several anti-angiogenic inhibitors are already registered for mCRC therapy: bevacizumab, aflibercept, ramucirumab, regorafenib. Nintedanib is a new triple angiokinase oral inhibitor that potently blocks the proangiogenic pathways mediated by VEGFR, platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR), and fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)...
August 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647567/stearoyl-coa-desaturase-regulates-sorafenib-resistance-via-modulation-of-er-stress-induced-differentiation
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Mark Kin Fai Ma, Eunice Yuen Ting Lau, Doris Hoi Wing Leung, Jessica Lo, Nicole Pui Yu Ho, Lily Kwan Wai Cheng, Stephanie Ma, Chi Ho Lin, John A Copland, Jin Ding, Regina Cheuk Lam Lo, Irene Oi Lin Ng, Terence Kin Wah Lee
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We investigated the functional role and clinical significance of Stearoyl CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) mediated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in regulation of liver tumor-initiating cells (T-ICs) and sorafenib resistance, aiming to develop a novel therapeutic strategy against hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) METHODS: We evaluated the clinic-pathological relevance of SCD1 and its correlation with sorafenib resistance in large cohorts of HCC clinical samples by qPCR and immunohistochemical analyses...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647083/the-production-of-3d-tumor-spheroids-for-cancer-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Shilpa Sant, Paul A Johnston
New cancer drug approval rates are ≤5% despite significant investments in cancer research, drug discovery and development. One strategy to improve the rate of success of new cancer drugs transitioning into the clinic would be to more closely align the cellular models used in the early lead discovery with pre-clinical animal models and patient tumors. For solid tumors, this would mandate the development and implementation of three dimensional (3D) in vitro tumor models that more accurately recapitulate human solid tumor architecture and biology...
March 2017: Drug Discovery Today. Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645654/epigenome-dysregulation-in-cholangiocarcinoma
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REVIEW
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/28634961/quantitative-phenotypic-image-analysis-of-three-dimensional-organotypic-cultures
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Malin Åkerfelt, Mervi Toriseva, Matthias Nees
Glandular epithelial cells differentiate into three-dimensional (3D) multicellular or acinar structures, particularly when embedded in laminin-rich extracellular matrix (ECM). The spectrum of different multicellular morphologies formed in 3D is a reliable indicator for the differentiation potential of normal, non-transformed cells compared to different stages of malignant progression. Motile cancer cells may actively invade the matrix, utilizing epithelial, mesenchymal, or mixed modes of motility. Dynamic phenotypic changes involved in 3D tumor cell invasion are also very sensitive to small-molecule inhibitors that, e...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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, Hani 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 19, 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
#13
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...
June 29, 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
#18
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 nonmalignant 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 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 number of HCTs performed annually continues to increase, as the indications for HCT, preferred donor sources, and graft-versus-host 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
#19
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
#20
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
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