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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223310/overexpression-of-vitamin-d-receptor-mrna-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-in-ptc
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June Young Choi, Jin Wook Yi, Joon-Hyop Lee, Ra-Yeong Song, Hyeong Won Yu, Hyungju Kwon, Young Jun Chai, Su-Jin Kim, Kyu Eun Lee
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between vitamin D receptor (VDR) mRNA expression and prognosis in papillary thyroid cancer. RNA sequencing and somatic mutation data from TCGA (the Cancer Genome Atlas) were analyzed. VDR mRNA expression was compared to clinicopathologic variables by linear regression. Tree-based classification was applied to find VDR cutoff and patients were split into low and high VDR group. Logistic regression, Kaplan-Meier analysis, differentially expressed gene (DEG) test, and pathway analysis were performed to assess differences between groups...
February 21, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222664/prevalence-and-coexistence-of-kras-braf-pik3ca-nras-tp53-and-apc-mutations-in-indian-colorectal-cancer-patients-next-generation-sequencing-based-cohort-study
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Mayank Jauhri, Akanksha Bhatnagar, Satish Gupta, Manasa Bp, Sachin Minhas, Yogender Shokeen, Shyam Aggarwal
Colorectal cancer incidences are on a rise in India. In this study, we have analyzed the mutation frequencies of six potential biomarkers, their coexistence, association with clinicopathological characteristics, and tumor location in Indian colorectal cancer patients. Next-generation sequencing was performed to identify mutations in the six potential biomarker genes using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue blocks of 112 colorectal cancer patients. The mutation frequency observed in KRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA, NRAS, TP53, and APC was 35...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219937/a-meta-analysis-of-prognostic-roles-of-molecular-markers-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Huy Gia Vuong, Uyen N P Duong, Ahmed M A Altibi, Hanh T T Ngo, Thong Quang Pham, Hung Minh Tran, Greta Gandolfi, Lewis Hassell
The prognostic role of molecular markers in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a matter of ongoing debate. The aim of our study is to investigate the impact of RAS, BRAF, TERT promoter mutations and RET/PTC rearrangements on prognosis of PTC patients. We performed a search in four electronic databases: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and Virtual Health Library (VHL). Data of hazard ratio (HR) and its 95% confidence interval (CI) for Disease-specific survival (DSS) and Disease-free survival (DFS) were directly obtained from original papers or indirectly estimated from Kaplan Meier curve (KMC)...
February 20, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219002/molecular-testing-for-gastrointestinal-cancer
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Hye Seung Lee, Woo Ho Kim, Yoonjin Kwak, Jiwon Koh, Jeong Mo Bae, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Mee Soo Chang, Hye Seung Han, Joon Mee Kim, Hwal Woong Kim, Hee Kyung Chang, Young Hee Choi, Ji Y Park, Mi Jin Gu, Min Jin Lhee, Jung Yeon Kim, Hee Sung Kim, Mee-Yon Cho
With recent advances in molecular diagnostic methods and targeted cancer therapies, several molecular tests have been recommended for gastric cancer (GC) and colorectal cancer (CRC). Microsatellite instability analysis of gastrointestinal cancers is performed to screen for Lynch syndrome, predict favorable prognosis, and screen patients for immunotherapy. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor has been approved in metastatic CRCs with wild-type RAS (KRAS and NRAS exon 2-4). A BRAF mutation is required for predicting poor prognosis...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217853/use-of-cytological-samples-of-metastatic-melanoma-for-ancillary-studies
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H M Ko, M A Saieg, G da Cunha Santos, S Kamel-Reid, S L Boerner, W R Geddie
OBJECTIVE: Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is widely used in the diagnosis of metastatic melanoma, both at initial presentation and in the setting of recurrent disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of confirmatory immunohistochemistry (IHC) and molecular analysis of the BRAF mutation in cytological preparations of metastatic melanoma. METHODS: A 2-year retrospective review of pathology reports was performed on cytological samples of metastatic melanoma at the University Health Network (Toronto, Canada) and the Santa Casa Medical School (Sao Paulo, Brazil)...
February 20, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216246/effect-of-kras-and-braf-mutations-on-survival-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-after-liver-resection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Federica Tosi, Elena Magni, Alessio Amatu, Gianluca Mauri, Katia Bencardino, Mauro Truini, Silvio Veronese, Luciano De Carlis, Giovanni Ferrari, Michele Nichelatti, Andrea Sartore-Bianchi, Salvatore Siena
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether the mutational status of Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) or b-viral oncogene homolog B1 (BRAF) could be an independent prognostic factor in the subset of patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRLM) who undergo complete liver resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed to identify articles reporting relapse-free survival (RFS) and/or overall survival (OS) of patients who underwent complete liver resection for CRLM, stratified according to KRAS and BRAF mutational status...
January 25, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214639/congenital-glioblastoma-with-distinct-clinical-and-molecular-characteristics-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
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Masahiro Kameda, Yoshihiro Otani, Tomotsugu Ichikawa, Akira Shimada, Koichi Ichimura, Isao Date
BACKGROUND: The molecular diagnosis of brain tumors is important in classifying tumors and determining appropriate treatment. Congenital glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a rare tumor that occurs in infants, and the prognosis is poor. Approximately 60 patients diagnosed as congenital GBM have been reported. However, few reports have conducted molecular analyses of congenital GBM. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe two congenital GBM patients treated in our hospital, and report results of immunohistochemistry, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), direct sequencing, and methylation analyses...
February 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212996/analysis-of-a-panel-of-druggable-gene-mutations-and-of-alk-and-pd-l1-expression-in-a-series-of-thymic-epithelial-tumors-tets
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Marcello Tiseo, Angela Damato, Lucia Longo, Fausto Barbieri, Federica Bertolini, Alessandro Stefani, Mario Migaldi, Letizia Gnetti, Roberta Camisa, Paola Bordi, Sebastiano Buti, Giulio Rossi
INTRODUCTION: Thymic epithelial tumors (TETs) are rare neoplasms with different prognosis lacking consistent molecular alterations possibly leading to targeted therapy. We collected a consecutive series of TETs aimed at investigating the mutational status of druggable genes (EGFR, c-KIT, KRAS, BRAF, PDGFR-alpha and -beta, HER2 and c-MET) and the expression of ALK and PD-L1. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred twelve consecutive cases of TETs and relative clinico-pathologic features were collected...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210881/comprehensive-genomic-profiling-of-malignant-phyllodes-tumors-of-the-breast
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Sahar Nozad, Christine E Sheehan, Laurie M Gay, Julia A Elvin, Jo-Anne Vergilio, James Suh, Shakti Ramkissoon, Alexa B Schrock, Kim M Hirshfield, Nadia Ali, Shridar Ganesan, Siraj M Ali, Vincent A Miller, Philip J Stephens, Jeffrey S Ross, Jon H Chung
PURPOSE: Malignant phyllodes tumors (MPT) are exceptionally rare, and the genomic drivers of these tumors are still being elucidated. We performed comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) of MPT to identify genomic alterations that will inform approaches to targeted therapy for patients with MPT, including relapsed, refractory, and metastatic disease. METHODS: DNA was extracted from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded samples from 24 consecutive patient cases of MPT...
February 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209747/pediatric-adolescent-and-young-adult-thyroid-carcinoma-harbors-frequent-and-diverse-targetable-genomic-alterations-including-kinase-fusions
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Pierre Vanden Borre, Alexa B Schrock, Peter M Anderson, John C Morris, Andreas M Heilmann, Oliver Holmes, Kai Wang, Adrienne Johnson, Steven G Waguespack, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Saad Khan, Kar-Ming Fung, Philip J Stephens, Rachel L Erlich, Vincent A Miller, Jeffrey S Ross, Siraj M Ali
BACKGROUND: Thyroid carcinoma, which is rare in pediatric patients (age 0-18 years) but more common in adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients (age 15-39 years), carries the potential for morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Hybrid-capture-based comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) was performed prospectively on 512 consecutively submitted thyroid carcinomas, including 58 from pediatric and AYA (PAYA) patients, to identify genomic alterations (GAs), including base substitutions, insertions/deletions, copy number alterations, and rearrangements...
February 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194229/circulating-and-tissue-biomarkers-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Caterina Fumagalli, Fabrizio Bianchi, Paola Rafaniello Raviele, Davide Vacirca, Giovanni Bertalot, Cristiano Rampinelli, Matteo Lazzeroni, Bernardo Bonanni, Giulia Veronesi, Nicola Fusco, Massimo Barberis, Elena Guerini-Rocco
OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterise circulating and tissue tumour biomarkers of patients who developed early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) during long-term follow-up of a chemoprevention trial (NCT00321893). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood and sputum samples were collected from 202 high-risk asymptomatic individuals with CT-detected stable lung nodules. Real-time PCR was performed on plasma to quantify free circulating DNA. Baseline serum was investigated with a previously validated test based on 13 circulating miRNAs (miR-Test)...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191690/mutational-profiling-of-acral-melanomas-in-korean-populations
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Joon Ho Shim, Hyun-Tae Shin, Jiho Park, Ji-Hye Park, Jong-Hee Lee, Jun-Mo Yang, Duk-Hwan Kim, Kee-Taek Jang, Dong-Youn Lee
The proportion of acral melanoma (AM) is much higher in Asian populations than in Caucasians populations. Although mutational profiles associated with AM have been discovered in Caucasian populations, knowledge of its genetic alterations in the Asian populations is limited. To describe the molecular nature of AM in Korean patients, we performed mutational profilinge of AM and matched normal tissues of in patients. Fifty-one formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded AM samples and 32 matched pairs of from patients' saliva DNA were analyzed by next-generation sequencing...
February 13, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188628/histopathological-aspects-of-cutaneous-erythematous-papular-eruptions-induced-by-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-melanoma
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Raul E Perret, Nicolas Josselin, Anne-Chantal Knol, Amir Khammari, Julie Cassecuel, Lucie Peuvrel, Brigitte Dreno
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint blockade therapy (ICBT) for the treatment of melanoma has led to an important improvement of overall survival in advanced stage patients. However, secondary cutaneous maculopapular eruptions (CMPEs) are frequent and remain poorly characterized. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of melanoma patients from our institution who developed CMPEs during ICBT. Clinical information was retrieved, and histopathological and immunohistochemical characterization was performed by two pathologists...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186096/spitz-nevi-and-spitzoid-melanomas-exome-sequencing-and-comparison-with-conventional-melanocytic-nevi-and-melanomas
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Rossitza Lazova, Natapol Pornputtapong, Ruth Halaban, Marcus Bosenberg, Yalai Bai, Hao Chai, Michael Krauthammer
We performed exome sequencing of 77 melanocytic specimens composed of Spitz nevi (n=29), Spitzoid melanomas (n=27), and benign melanocytic nevi (n=21), and compared the results with published melanoma sequencing data. Our study highlights the prominent similarity between Spitzoid and conventional melanomas with similar copy number changes and high and equal numbers of ultraviolet-induced coding mutations affecting similar driver genes. Mutations in MEN1, PRKAR1A, and DNMT3A in Spitzoid melanomas may indicate involvement of the protein kinase A pathway, or a role of DNA methylation in the disease...
February 10, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184012/chromosome-20q-amplification-defines-a-subtype-of-microsatellite-stable-left-sided-colon-cancers-with-wild-type-ras-raf-and-better-overall-survival
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Ryan N Ptashkin, Carlos Pagan, Rona Yaeger, Sumit Middha, Jinru Shia, Kevin P O'Rourke, Michael F Berger, Lu Wang, Robert Cimera, Jiajing Wang, David S Klimstra, Leonard Saltz, Marc Ladanyi, Ahmet Zehir, Jaclyn F Hechtman
: Here comprehensive analysis was performed on the molecular and clinical features of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) harboring chromosome 20q amplification. Tumor and normal DNA from patients with advanced CRC underwent next generation sequencing (NGS) via MSK-IMPACT and a subset of case samples were subjected to high resolution microarray (Oncoscan). Relationships between genomic copy number and transcript expression were assessed with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) CRC data. Of the CRC patients sequenced (n=401) with MSK-IMPACT, 148 (37%) had 20q gain, and 30 (7%) had 20q amplification...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179313/comparative-study-of-mutations-in-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-loci-of-kras-and-braf-genes-in-patients-who-underwent-screening-colonoscopy-with-and-without-premalignant-intestinal-polyps
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Michail Galanopoulos, Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Eleni Zografos, Nikos Viazis, George Papatheodoridis, Dimitrios Karamanolis, Evangelos Marinos, Gerassimos J Mantzaris, Maria Gazouli
AIM: Our aim was to perform a comparison study of the mutation rate of V-Ki-ras2 Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS), and v-Raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog-B (BRAF) genes between blood-based cell-free DNA (cfDNA), and tissue sample biopsies in individuals undergoing screening colonoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All specimens were collected from January 2015 to January 2016. A total of 92 blood samples and colonic biopsy specimens were collected from healthy individuals with no polyps undergoing screening colonoscopy (group A, n=35), patients with colorectal cancer (group B, n=27), and patients with neoplastic intestinal polyps (group C, n=30)...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170370/development-of-a-gene-panel-for-next-generation-sequencing-of-clinically-relevant-mutations-in-cell-free-dna-from-cancer-patients
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Umberto Malapelle, Clara Mayo de-Las-Casas, Danilo Rocco, Monica Garzon, Pasquale Pisapia, Nuria Jordana-Ariza, Maria Russo, Roberta Sgariglia, Caterina De Luca, Francesco Pepe, Alejandro Martinez-Bueno, Daniela Morales-Espinosa, María González-Cao, Niki Karachaliou, Santiago Viteri Ramirez, Claudio Bellevicine, Miguel Angel Molina-Vila, Rafael Rosell, Giancarlo Troncone
BACKGROUND: When tumour tissue is unavailable, cell-free DNA (cfDNA)can serve as a surrogate for genetic analyses. Because mutated alleles in cfDNA are usually below 1%, next-generation sequencing (NGS)must be narrowed to target only clinically relevant genes. In this proof-of-concept study, we developed a panel to use in ultra-deep sequencing to identify such mutations in cfDNA. METHODS: Our panel ('SiRe') covers 568 mutations in six genes (EGFR, KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, cKIT and PDGFRα)involved in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), gastrointestinal stromal tumour, colorectal carcinoma and melanoma...
February 7, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150740/tert-promoter-mutations-and-ki-67-labeling-index-as-a-prognostic-marker-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinomas-combination-of-two-independent-factors
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Michiko Matsuse, Tomonori Yabuta, Vladimir Saenko, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Eijun Nishihara, Keiji Suzuki, Shunichi Yamashita, Akira Miyauchi, Norisato Mitsutake
Although most papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs) have a good prognosis, a small but certain fraction shows aggressive behavior. Therefore, a novel and well-performing molecular marker is needed. In the present study, we assessed the impact of the combination of the TERT promoter/BRAF mutations and Ki-67 labeling index (LI) as a prognostic marker in PTC patients. Of 400 PTC samples, 354 were successfully genotyped for both TERT promoter/BRAF and analyzed for Ki-67 LI. Based on the combination of the mutational status and Ki-67 LI, the cases were categorized into three groups: high-, middle-, and low-risk...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145866/keap1-loss-modulates-sensitivity-to-kinase-targeted-therapy-in-lung-cancer
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Elsa B Krall, Belinda Wang, Diana M Munoz, Nina Ilic, Srivatsan Raghavan, Matthew J Niederst, Kristine Yu, David A Ruddy, Andrew J Aguirre, Jong Wook Kim, Amanda J Redig, Justin F Gainor, Juliet A Williams, John M Asara, John G Doench, Pasi A Janne, Alice T Shaw, Robert E McDonald Iii, Jeffrey A Engelman, Frank Stegmeier, Michael R Schlabach, William C Hahn
Inhibitors that target the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK)/Ras/mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway have led to clinical responses in lung and other cancers, but some patients fail to respond and in those that do resistance inevitably occurs (Balak et al., 2006; Kosaka et al., 2006; Rudin et al., 2013; Wagle et al., 2011). To understand intrinsic and acquired resistance to inhibition of MAPK signaling, we performed CRISPR-Cas9 gene deletion screens in the setting of BRAF, MEK, EGFR, and ALK inhibition...
February 1, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135210/polypoid-spitz-nevus-with-a-halo-reaction
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Angel Fernandez-Flores, Marcela Saeb-Lima, José Luis Rodriguez-Peralto
Approximately, 2% of Spitz nevi are polypoid; between 3.6% and 7.4% present with a halo reaction. In tandem, these low percentages make the presence of a polypoid Spitz nevus with a halo reaction uncommon; we have not found reports of any previous cases. In the current report, we present a polypoid Spitz nevus with a halo reaction on the back of a 10-year-old male and discuss the morphologic findings. The lesion showed preserved nuclear expression of BAP1. There was no immunohistochemical expression of BRAF and ALK, while the melanocytic cells expressed p16...
February 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
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