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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538872/melanoma-tumor-microenvironment-and-new-treatments
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Mara Huffenbaecher Giavina-Bianchi, Pedro Francisco Giavina-Bianchi, Cyro Festa
In the recent past years, many discoveries in the tumor microenvironment have led to changes in the management of melanoma and it is rising up hopes, specially, to those in advanced stages. FDA approved seven new drugs from 2011 to 2014. They are: Vemurafenib, Dabrafenib and Trametinib, kinases inhibitors used for patients that have BRAFV600E mutation; Ipilimumab (anti-CTLA4), Pembrolizumab (anti-PD-1) and Nivolumab (anti-PD-1), monoclonal antibodies that stimulate the immune system; and Peginterferon alfa-2b, an anti-proliferative cytokine used as adjuvant therapy...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538408/precision-of-quantitative-computed-tomography-texture-analysis-using-image-filtering-a-phantom-study-for-scanner-variability
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Koichiro Yasaka, Hiroyuki Akai, Dennis Mackin, Laurence Court, Eduardo Moros, Kuni Ohtomo, Shigeru Kiryu
Quantitative computed tomography (CT) texture analyses for images with and without filtration are gaining attention to capture the heterogeneity of tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate how quantitative texture parameters using image filtering vary among different computed tomography (CT) scanners using a phantom developed for radiomics studies.A phantom, consisting of 10 different cartridges with various textures, was scanned under 6 different scanning protocols using four CT scanners from four different vendors...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538213/prediction-of-egfr-and-kras-mutation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-quantitative-18f-fdg-pet-ct-metrics
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Ryogo Minamimoto, Mehran Jamali, Olivier Gevaert, Sebastian Echegaray, Amanda Khuong, Chuong D Hoang, Joseph B Shrager, Sylvia K Plevritis, Daniel L Rubin, Ann N Leung, Sandy Napel, Andrew Quon
This study investigated the relationship between epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) mutations in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and quantitative FDG-PET/CT parameters including tumor heterogeneity. 131 patients with NSCLC underwent staging FDG-PET/CT followed by tumor resection and histopathological analysis that included testing for the EGFR and KRAS gene mutations. Patient and lesion characteristics, including smoking habits and FDG uptake parameters, were correlated to each gene mutation...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534349/an-overview-of-high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-stem-cell-rescue-for-germ-cell-tumors-in-current-practice
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Nuri Karadurmus, Ugur Sahin, Bilgin Bahadir Basgoz, Fikret Arpaci, Taner Demirer
Testicular cancer is a frequent tumor of adolescent and young adult males. Chemotherapy has been reported to provide cure rates as high as 80% even in the presence of advanced testicular cancer. Studies regarding testicular cancer started after the advent of high dose chemotherapy (HDC) plus atologous stem cell rescue (ASCR) for the treatment of solid tumors in 1980s. Testicular cancer is highly responsive to HDC. Einhorn et al. have reported long-lasting remissions reaching up to 40% among patients with platinum-refractory disease...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533703/differential-expression-of-vegfr2-protein-in-her2-positive-primary-human-breast-cancer-potential-relevance-to-anti-angiogenic-therapies
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Aejaz Nasir, Timothy R Holzer, Mia Chen, Michael Z Man, Andrew E Schade
BACKGROUND: Clinically relevant predictive biomarkers to tailor anti-angiogenic therapies to breast cancer (BRC) patient subpopulations are an unmet need. METHODS: We analyzed tumor vascular density and VEGFR2 protein expression in various subsets of primary human BRCs (186 females; Mean age: 59 years; range 33-88 years), using a tissue microarray. Discrete VEGFR2+ and CD34+ tumor vessels were manually scored in invasive ductal, lobular, mixed ductal-lobular and colloid (N = 139, 22, 18, 7) BRC cores...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533648/increased-f-fdg-uptake-in-bilateral-gynecomastia-secondary-to-feminizing-adrenal-tumor-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Priyanka Verma, Gaurav Malhotra, Sneha Kothari, Rajlaxmi Jagtap, Ramesh V Asopa
A 21 year old male who presented with painful enlargement of both the breasts and a hyperestrogenic state, was found to harbor a heterogeneous mass arising from the right adrenal on contrast enhanced Computed Tomography abdomen. The mass was hypermetabolic with no regional, nodal or distant metastases on Fluorine-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography /Computed Tomography examination. Notably, substantial tracer uptake was seen in bilateral gynecomastia. The patient underwent a right adrenalectomy with the histopathology report confirming adrenocortical carcinoma...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532995/histological-subtypes-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-are-related-to-gene-mutations-and-molecular-tumour-classification
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Julien Calderaro, Gabrielle Couchy, Sandrine Imbeaud, Giuliana Amaddeo, Eric Letouzé, Jean-Frédéric Blanc, Christophe Laurent, Yacine Hajji, Daniel Azoulay, Paulette Bioulac-Sage, Jean-Charles Nault, Jessica Zucman-Rossi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Our increasing understanding of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) biology holds promise for personalized care, however its translation into clinical practice requires a precise knowledge of its relationship to tumour phenotype. METHODS: We aimed at investigating molecular-phenotypic correlations in a large series of HCC. To this purpose, 343 surgically resected HCC were investigated by pathological review, immunohistochemistry, gene expression profiling and sequencing...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532920/endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-a-mixedlesion-of-gangliocytoma-and-non-functioning-pituitary-adenoma
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Li-Jun Heng, Dong Jia, Li Gong, Wei Zhang, Jie Ma, Yan Qu
BACKGROUND: The coexistence of a gangliocytoma and a pituitary adenoma is a rare event, which has only been studied in case reports previously. The knowledge of its diagnosis and treatment is extremely limited. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a rare case of intrasellar-suprasellar gangliocytoma and non-functioning pituitary adenoma. The lesion was preoperatively diagnosed as a pituitary adenoma and resected using the extended endoscopic endonasal approach. We could clearly observe two different textures inside the tumor...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532763/nanomaterial-enabled-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Sabina Quader, Kazunori Kataoka
While cancer remains the major cause of death worldwide, nanomaterial (NM)-based diagnosis and treatment modalities are showing remarkable potential to better tackle clinical oncology by effectively targeting therapeutic agents to tumors. NMs can selectively accumulate in solid tumors, and they can improve the bioavailability and reduce the toxicity of encapsulated cytotoxic agents. Additional noteworthy functions of NMs in cancer treatment include the delivery of contrast agents to image tumor sites, delivery of genetic materials for gene therapy, and co-delivery of multiple agents to achieve combination therapy or simultaneous diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531253/gender-related-prognostic-value-and-genomic-pattern-of-intra-tumor-heterogeneity-ith-in-colorectal-cancer
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Jieyun Zhang, Shican Yan, Xiyu Liu, Lu Gan, Zhenhua Wu, Yiwei Gong, Mingzhu Huang, Xiaowei Zhang, Weijian Guo
Intra-tumor heterogeneity (ITH) is crucial in tumorigenesis and resistance to target therapy. Here, we used mutant-allele tumor heterogeneity (MATH) to measure ITH based on next-generation sequencing data and high MATH was proven as an independent risk prognostic factor in male CRC patients in both a training set of 284 colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and a validating set of 187 CRC patients from International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). Further, the genomic pattern according to MATH demonstrated that mutation rates of TP53, IRF5 and KRAS were independently associated with MATH, and the latter two were only significant in male patients...
May 20, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530743/multicellular-tumor-invasion-and-plasticity-in-biomimetic-materials
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Susan E Leggett, Amanda S Khoo, Ian Y Wong
Cancer cell invasion through the extracellular matrix is associated with metastatic spread and therapeutic resistance. In carcinomas, the detachment and dissemination of individual cells has been associated with an epithelial-mesenchymal transition, but tumors can also invade using collective, multicellular phenotypes. This malignant tumor progression is also associated with alignment and stiffening of the surrounding extracellular matrix. Historically, tumor invasion has been investigated using 2D monolayer culture, small animal models or patient histology...
May 22, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529743/omental-synovial-sarcoma-mimicking-an-ovarian-malignancy-a-case-report
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Naoyuki Iwahashi, Yoko Deguchi, Yuko Horiuchi, Kazuhiko Ino, Kenichi Furukawa
Synovial sarcoma is clinically rare, and cases of synovial sarcoma arising in the omentum are particularly rare. Only 3 cases have been reported in the literature to dtae, and they were associated with a poor prognosis. We herein report a rare case of aggressive primary omental synovial sarcoma presenting as an ovarian malignancy. A 53-year-old multigravida woman was referred to our hospital due to progressive abdominal distension. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large heterogeneous mass with an irregular component occupying the lower abdominal cavity, with an intact uterus...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529715/inducing-death-in-tumor-cells-roles-of-the-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-proteins
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REVIEW
Darren Finlay, Peter Teriete, Mitchell Vamos, Nicholas D P Cosford, Kristiina Vuori
The heterogeneous group of diseases collectively termed cancer results not just from aberrant cellular proliferation but also from a lack of accompanying homeostatic cell death. Indeed, cancer cells regularly acquire resistance to programmed cell death, or apoptosis, which not only supports cancer progression but also leads to resistance to therapeutic agents. Thus, various approaches have been undertaken in order to induce apoptosis in tumor cells for therapeutic purposes. Here, we will focus our discussion on agents that directly affect the apoptotic machinery itself rather than on drugs that induce apoptosis in tumor cells indirectly, such as by DNA damage or kinase dependency inhibition...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529628/cross-platform-comparison-of-four-leading-technologies-for-detecting-egfr-mutations-in-circulating-tumor-dna-from-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-patient-plasma
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Ting Xu, Xiaozheng Kang, Xiaofang You, Liang Dai, Dequan Tian, Wanpu Yan, Yongbo Yang, Hongchao Xiong, Zhen Liang, Grace Q Zhao, Shengrong Lin, Ke-Neng Chen, Guobing Xu
Analysis of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is emerging as a powerful tool for guiding targeted therapy and monitoring tumor evolution in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), especially when representative tissue biopsies are not available. Here, we have compared the ability of four leading technology platforms to detect epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations (L858R, exon 19 deletion, T790M and G719X) in ctDNA from NSCLC patients. Two amplification refractory mutation systems (cobas-ARMS and ADx-ARMS), a droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (ddPCR) and a next-generation sequencing (Firefly NGS) platform were included in the comparison...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529616/lymphocyte-monocyte-ratio-is-a-novel-predictor-for-early-stage-extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-nasal-type
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Qiao-Xuan Wang, Shao-Hua Li, Bao-Yan Ji, Han-Yu Wang, Yi-Yang Li, Ling-Ling Feng, Kai Chen, Yun-Fei Xia, Yu-Jing Zhang
Objective: Great heterogeneity exists in clinical behavior and survival outcome in patients with stage IE/IIE extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKTL). In this study, we proposed lymphocyte/monocyte ratio (LMR) as a new prognostic factor for these early stage ENKTL. Methods: We retrospectively examined the LMR as a prognostic variable in a cohort of 379 patients with newly diagnosed stage IE/IIE ENKTL. The relationship between the LMR and clinicopathologic variables were analyzed in Kaplan-Meier log-rank survival analysis, and the Cox proportional hazards model was used to determine the survival significance of the LMR for both progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529570/the-meaning-of-piwi-proteins-in-cancer-development
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Monika Litwin, Anna Szczepańska-Buda, Aleksandra Piotrowska, Piotr Dzięgiel, Wojciech Witkiewicz
Cancer is a histologically and genetically heterogeneous population of tumor cells that exhibits distinct molecular profiles determined by epigenetic alterations. P-element-induced wimpy testis (PIWI) proteins in complex with PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) have been previously demonstrated to be involved in epigenetic regulation in germline cells. Recently, reactivation of PIWI expression, primarily PIWI-like protein 1 and 2, through aberrant DNA methylation resulting in genomic silencing has been identified in various types of tumors...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529153/model-of-vascular-desmoplastic-multispecies-tumor-growth
#17
Chin F Ng, Hermann B Frieboes
We present a three-dimensional nonlinear tumor growth model composed of heterogeneous cell types in a multicomponent-multispecies system, including viable, dead, healthy host, and extra-cellular matrix (ECM) tissue species. The model includes the capability for abnormal ECM dynamics noted in tumor development, as exemplified by pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, including dense desmoplasia typically characterized by a significant increase of interstitial connective tissue. An elastic energy is implemented to provide elasticity to the connective tissue...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528702/detailed-characterization-of-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-from-a-large-cohort-of-aml-patients-demonstrates-a-definitive-link-to-treatment-outcomes
#18
Rafael Diaz de la Guardia, Belen Lopez-Millan, Jessie R Lavoie, Clara Bueno, Julio Castaño, Maite Gómez-Casares, Susana Vives, Laura Palomo, Manel Juan, Julio Delgado, Maria L Blanco, Josep Nomdedeu, Alberto Chaparro, Jose Luis Fuster, Eduardo Anguita, Michael Rosu-Myles, Pablo Menéndez
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (BM-MSCs) are key components of the hematopoietic niche thought to have a direct role in leukemia pathogenesis. BM-MSCs from patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have been poorly characterized due to disease heterogeneity. We report a functional, genetic, and immunological characterization of BM-MSC cultures from 46 AML patients, stratified by molecular/cytogenetics into low-risk (LR), intermediate-risk (IR), and high-risk (HR) subgroups. Stable MSC cultures were successfully established and characterized from 40 of 46 AML patients irrespective of the risk subgroup...
May 18, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527736/the-effects-of-non-invasive-radiofrequency-electric-field-hyperthermia-on-biotransport-and-biodistribution-of-fluorescent-60-fullerene-derivative-in-a-murine-orthotopic-model-of-breast-adenocarcinoma
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Norman A Lapin, Martyna Krzykawska-Serda, Sean Dilliard, Yuri Mackeyev, Maciej Serda, Lon J Wilson, Steven A Curley, Stuart J Corr
The aim of this study is to understand the combined and differential biokinetic effects of radiofrequency (RF) electric-field hyperthermia as an adjunctive therapy to [60]fullerene nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems in targeting the micro-vasculature and micro-environments of breast cancer tumors. Intravital microscopy (IVM) is an ideal tool to provide the spatial and temporal resolution needed for quantification in this investigation. The water-soluble and fluorescent [60]fullerene derivative (C60-serPF) was designed to be an amphiphilic nanostructure, which is able to cross several biological membranes and accumulate in tumor tissues by passing through abnormally leaky tumor blood vessels...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527397/mri-surveillance-for-women-with-dense-breasts-and-a-previous-breast-cancer-and-or-high-risk-lesion
#20
Michelle Nadler, Hyder Al-Attar, Ellen Warner, Anne L Martel, Sharmila Balasingham, Liying Zhang, Joseph H Lipton, Belinda Curpen
BACKGROUND: The role of surveillance breast MRI for women with mammographically dense breasts, a personal history of breast cancer (BC), atypical hyperplasia (AH), or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is unclear. We estimated the performance of annual surveillance MRI in women with a combination of these risk factors. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the clinical, radiological, and pathological parameters of women who received annual concurrent surveillance breast MRI and mammography between 04/2013 and 12/2015 and fulfilled all of the following criteria: 1) age <70; 2) prior diagnosis of AH, LCIS or BC; 3) heterogeneously or extremely dense breast(s); and 4) did not qualify for our provincial breast MRI high risk screening program...
May 17, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
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