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Beta blocker, cancer

Kalle J Kaapu, Teemu J Murtola, Kirsi Talala, Kimmo Taari, Teuvo Lj Tammela, Anssi Auvinen
BACKGROUND: Protective effects have been suggested for digoxin against prostate cancer risk. However, few studies have evaluated the possible effects on prostate cancer-specific survival. We studied the association between use of digoxin or beta-blocker sotalol and prostate cancer-specific survival as compared with users of other antiarrhythmic drugs in a retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Our study population consisted of 6537 prostate cancer cases from the Finnish Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer diagnosed during 1996-2009 (485 digoxin users)...
October 18, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
Yi L Hwa, Qian Shi, Shaji K Kumar, Martha Q Lacy, Morie A Gertz, Prashant Kapoor, Francis K Buadi, Nelson Leung, David Dingli, Ronald S Go, Suzanne R Hayman, Wilson I Gonsalves, Stephen Russell, John A Lust, Yi Lin, S Vincent Rajkumar, Angela Dispenzieri
A preclinical study demonstrated anti-proliferative and apoptotic effect of propranolol on multiple myeloma (MM) cell. Clinical studies suggested that beta blocker (BB) might impact the prognosis of breast, prostate, colorectal, ovarian, lung, and skin cancer. This retrospective study evaluated the effect of BB in MM disease-specific survival (DSS) and overall survival (OS). Among 1971 newly diagnosed MM patients seen at Mayo Clinic between 1995 and 2010, usage of BB and other cardiac (or antihypertensive) medications were abstracted...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
Saro H Armenian, Melissa M Hudson, Ming Hui Chen, Steven D Colan, Lanie Lindenfeld, George Mills, Aida Siyahian, Sarah Gelehrter, Ha Dang, Wendy Hein, Daniel M Green, Leslie L Robison, F Lennie Wong, Pamela S Douglas, Smita Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are widely used in the treatment of childhood cancer. One of the well-recognized side-effects of anthracycline therapy is dose-dependent cardiomyopathy that may progress to heart failure (HF) years after completion of cancer-directed therapy. This study will evaluate the efficacy of low-dose beta-blocker (carvedilol) for HF risk reduction in childhood cancer survivors at highest risk for HF. The proposed intervention has the potential to significantly reduce chronic cardiac injury via interruption of neurohormonal systems responsible for left ventricular (LV) remodeling, resulting in improved cardiac function and decreased risk of HF...
October 4, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
William P Parker, Christine M Lohse, Harras B Zaid, John C Cheville, Stephen A Boorjian, Bradley C Leibovich, R Houston Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Beta-blocker use is associated with improved survival for multiple nonurologic malignancies. Our objective was to evaluate the association between beta-blocker use and survival among surgically managed hypertensive patients with clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). METHODS: Hypertensive patients with ccRCC treated with either radical or partial nephrectomy between 2000 and 2010 were identified from our Nephrectomy Registry. Beta-blocker use within 90 days before surgery was identified...
September 26, 2016: Urologic Oncology
Junichi Ishida, Masaaki Konishi, Nicole Ebner, Jochen Springer
Research and development of new drugs requires both long time and high costs, whereas safety and tolerability profiles make the success rate of approval very low. Drug repurposing, applying known drugs and compounds to new indications, has been noted recently as a cost-effective and time-unconsuming way in developing new drugs, because they have already been proven safe in humans. In this review, we discuss drug repurposing of approved cardiovascular drugs, such as aspirin, beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, cardiac glycosides and statins...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Mitja Lainscak, Alessandro Laviano
Novel action beta-blockers combine many different pharmacological effects. The espindolol exhibits effects through β and central 5-HT1α receptors to demonstrate pro-anabolic, anti-catabolic, and appetite-stimulating actions. In the ACT-ONE trial, espindolol reversed weight loss and improved handgrip strength in patients with cachexia due to non-small cell lung cancer or colorectal cancer. With this trial, another frontier of cachexia management is in sight. Nonetheless, more efficacy and safety data is needed before new therapeutic indications for novel action beta-blockers can be endorsed...
September 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
Claude Pinnock, Jennifer L Y Yip, Anthony P Khawaja, Robert Luben, Shabina Hayat, David C Broadway, Paul J Foster, Kay-Tee Khaw, Nick Wareham
PURPOSE: To determine if topical beta-blocker use is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, particularly among people with self-reported glaucoma. METHODS: All participants who participated in the first health check (N = 25,639) of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) Norfolk cohort (1993-2013) were included in this prospective cohort study, with a median follow-up of 17.0 years. We determined use of topical beta-blockers at baseline through a self-reported questionnaire and prescription check at the first clinical visit...
October 2016: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
F N van Erning, M M Zanders, J G Kuiper, M P van Herk-Sukel, H A Maas, R W Vingerhoets, D D Zimmerman, E P de Feyter, M E van de Poll, V E Lemmens
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The concomitant use of multiple drugs is common among the general population of elderly. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of which drugs are dispensed to elderly in the year before colon cancer diagnosis and to compare this with cancer-free controls. METHODS: Data from the Eindhoven Cancer Registry were linked to the PHARMO Database Network. Patients with colon cancer aged ≥70 years were included and matched with controls on gender, year of birth and postal code...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Inés Gómez-Acebo, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, Camilo Palazuelos, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Virginia Lope, Ignasi Tusquets, M Henar Alonso, Victor Moreno, Pilar Amiano, Antonio José Molina de la Torre, Aurelio Barricarte, Adonina Tardon, Antonio Camacho, Rosana Peiro-Perez, Rafael Marcos-Gragera, Montse Muñoz, Maria Jesus Michelena-Echeveste, Luis Ortega Valin, Marcela Guevara, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Nuria Aragonés, Manolis Kogevinas, Marina Pollán, Javier Llorca
INTRODUCTION: The evidence on the relationship between breast cancer and different types of antihypertensive drugs taken for at least 5 years is limited and inconsistent. Furthermore, the debate has recently been fueled again with new data reporting an increased risk of breast cancer among women with a long history of use of antihypertensive drugs compared with nonusers. METHODS: In this case-control study, we report the antihypertensive drugs-breast cancer relationship in 1,736 breast cancer cases and 1,895 healthy controls; results are reported stratifying by the women's characteristics (i...
2016: PloS One
Konrad H Stopsack, Alexandra J Greenberg, Lorelei A Mucci
PURPOSE: Most prostate cancer patients also have comorbidities that are treated with both prescription and nonprescription medications; furthermore, many use dietary supplements. We assess their association with prognosis after prostate cancer diagnosis, and we discuss methodological challenges and clinical implications. METHODS: We reviewed high-quality observational studies investigating the association of commonly used medications and supplements with prostate cancer-specific mortality...
August 4, 2016: World Journal of Urology
Qi Li, Yajie Wang, Hongbin Xiao, Yujie Li, Xiaoxi Kan, Xiaomin Wang, Ganlin Zhang, Zhixin Wang, Qing Yang, Xi Chen, Xiaogang Weng, Ying Chen, Bingbing Zhou, Yan Guo, Xucen Liu, Xiaoxin Zhu
Metastasis is the leading lethal factor severely restraining the effectiveness of clinical treatment. TGF-beta is the key regulator for metastasis and influences paradoxically on cancer progression. The known TGF-beta blockers exert little selectivity on its functions, indiscriminately causing the anti-metastatic and pro-growth effects. Under such circumstances, specifically rebalancing the oncological function of TGF-beta provides a crucial oncotarget against metastasis. In our study, we established the screening platform targeting cell motility and identified a potential flavonoid, Chamaejasmenin B (ICJ), extracted from Stellera chamaejasme L...
June 21, 2016: Oncotarget
Ibrahim Fanous, Patrick Dillon
Cancer therapies, especially anthracyclines and monoclonal antibodies, have been linked with increased rates of cardiotoxicity. The development of some cardiac side effects happens over several months, and changes in ejection fraction can be detected long before permanent damage or disability occurs. Advanced heart failure could be averted with better and earlier detection. Methodologies for early detection of cardiac changes include stress echocardiograms, cardiac velocity measurements, radionuclide imaging, cardiac MRI and several potential biomarkers...
August 2016: Medical Oncology
E Parada-Huerta, Tp Alvarez-Dominguez, R Uribe-Escamilla, Jf Rodriguez-Joya, Ja Diaz Ponce-Medrano, S Padron-Lucio, A Alfaro-Rodriguez, C Bandala
BACKGROUND: Breast Cancer (BCa) is the most common malignant tumour in Mexican women. In BCa, several studies have linked β2-adrenergic receptor activation with increased tumour growth and progression as related with Epinephrine-NorEpinephrine (E-NE) stimulation. The aim of this study was to describe Beta-Blocker (BB) treatment related with reduction of the risk of metastasis in Mexican patients with BCa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected data of 120 patients seen at the High-Specialty Naval General Hospital in Mexico City (HOSGENAES), all of these with a histopathological diagnosis of BCa...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Tae-Hyung Kim, Amy C Rowat, Erica K Sloan
Despite recent progress in cancer research, the exact nature of malignant transformation and its progression is still not fully understood. Particularly metastasis, which accounts for most cancer death, is a very complex process, and new treatment strategies require a more comprehensive understanding of underlying regulatory mechanisms. Recently, the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) has been implicated in cancer progression and beta-blockers have been identified as a novel strategy to limit metastasis. This review discusses evidence that SNS signaling regulates metastasis by modulating the physical characteristics of tumor cells, tumor-associated immune cells and the extracellular matrix (ECM)...
May 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
Hao Liu, Haiyan Wang, Dingcheng Xiang, Wangang Guo
INTRODUCTION: The anthracycline doxorubicin (DOX) has proved to be one of the most widely used and most effective antitumor drugs since its emergence in the 1960s. However, the utility of DOX is compromised by its potential lethal cardiotoxicity. In this review we summarize development in prevention and management of DOX-induced cardiotoxicity comprehensively. BACKGROUND: Strategies to enhance DOX efficacy in cancer cells while minimizing associated cardiotoxicity may prove clinically valuable...
June 20, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
Elisenda Alsina-Sanchis, Agnès Figueras, Álvaro Lahiguera, August Vidal, Oriol Casanovas, Mariona Graupera, Alberto Villanueva, Francesc Viñals
In a search for new therapeutic targets for treating epithelial ovarian cancer, we analyzed the Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGFβ) signaling pathway in these tumors. Using a TMA with patient samples we found high Smad2 phosphorylation in ovarian cancer tumoral cells, independently of tumor subtype (high-grade serous or endometrioid). To evaluate the impact of TGFβ receptor inhibition on tumoral growth, we used different models of human ovarian cancer orthotopically grown in nude mice (OVAs). Treatment with a TGFβRI&II dual inhibitor, LY2109761, caused a significant reduction in tumor size in all these models, affecting cell proliferation rate...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Margarida Cruz, Joana Duarte-Rodrigues, Manuel Campelo
The increasing use of anthracyclines, together with the longer survival of cancer patients, means the toxic effects of these drugs need to be monitored. In order to detect, prevent or mitigate anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy, it is essential that all patients undergo a rigorous initial cardiovascular assessment, followed by close monitoring. Several clinical trials have shown the cardioprotective effect of non-pharmacological measures such as exercise, healthy lifestyles, control of risk factors and treatment of comorbidities; a cardioprotective effect has also been observed with pharmacological measures such as beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor antagonists, statins, dexrazoxane and liposomal formulations...
June 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Nirmanmoh Bhatia, Daniel Lenihan, Douglas B Sawyer, Carrie G Lenneman
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the second most common cause of mortality and morbidity in cancer survivors (CS). Limited data exist on the knowledge and awareness of CS about CV effects of cancer therapies and its effect on lifestyle of survivors. It is important to identify gaps in CV care of CS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A brief voluntary, anonymous, web-based questionnaire was designed to assess the awareness of CS about the interaction between CV disease, CV symptoms and lifestyle changes from cancer treatment...
June 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Liat Sorski, Rivka Melamed, Pini Matzner, Hagar Lavon, Lee Shaashua, Ella Rosenne, Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu
Liver metastases are a major cause of colorectal cancer death, and the perioperative period is believed to critically affect the metastatic process. Here we tested whether blocking excess release of catecholamines and prostaglandins during surgical procedures of different extent can reduce experimental liver metastasis of the syngeneic CT26 colon cancer in female and male BALB/c mice. Animals were either treated with the beta-blocker, propranolol, the COX-2 inhibitor, etodolac, both drugs, or vehicle. The role of NK cells in controlling CT26 hepatic metastasis and in mediating the effect of the drugs was assessed by in vivo depletion or stimulation of NK cells, using anti-asialo GM1 or CpG-C, respectively...
May 25, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Adriana Albini, Andrea DeCensi, Franco Cavalli, Alberto Costa
At several recent, internationally attended scientific meetings, including the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)'s "Shaping the Future of Cancer Prevention: A Roadmap for Integrative Cancer Science and Public Health" summit in Leesburg (VA) and the AACR Annual Meeting in New Orleans, the focus on cancer prevention to reduce cancer-related deaths was extensively discussed with renewed attention and emphasis. Cancer prevention should be actively proposed even to healthy individuals, and not just to individuals with high cancer risk...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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