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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729049/quantification-of-metastatic-load-in-a-syngeneic-murine-model-of-metastasis
#1
Luke J Taus, Roberto E Flores, Thomas N Seyfried
Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) is an established method for evaluating metastatic load in preclinical cancer models; however, BLI can produce observational error due to differences in substrate concentration and signal depth. In our syngeneic murine model of metastasis (VM-M3), we used a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method of DNA quantification to bypass these limitations. Liver, spleen, and brain from VM/Dk (VM) mice bearing VM-M3 tumor cells were first imaged ex vivo with BLI. qPCR quantification of tumor cell DNA was then performed on DNA extracted from these organs...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728748/metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patterns-and-predictors-of-metastases-a-contemporary-population-based-series
#2
Thenappan Chandrasekar, Zachary Klaassen, Hanan Goldberg, Girish S Kulkarni, Robert J Hamilton, Neil E Fleshner
OBJECTIVE: To assess the patterns and predictors of metastatic disease in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) at the time of diagnosis in a contemporary series. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was queried for all patients with kidney RCC from 2010 to 2013 (N = 50,815). Distribution and predictors of distant metastases at diagnosis were assessed. Multivariate logistic regression hazard analyses were performed to determine covariates associated with the likelihood of having metastases at diagnosis, whereas competing risks regression analysis was used to assess predictors of cancer-specific mortality (CSM) in patients with metastatic disease...
July 17, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642820/intratumorally-injected-pro-inflammatory-allogeneic-dendritic-cells-as-immune-enhancers-a-first-in-human-study-in-unfavourable-risk-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#3
Anna Laurell, Maria Lönnemark, Einar Brekkan, Anders Magnusson, Anna Tolf, Anna Carin Wallgren, Bengt Andersson, Lars Adamson, Rolf Kiessling, Alex Karlsson-Parra
BACKGROUND: Accumulating pre-clinical data indicate that the efficient induction of antigen-specific cytotoxic CD8+ T cells characterizing viral infections is caused by cross-priming where initially infected DCs produce an unique set of inflammatory factors that recruit and activate non-infected bystander DCs. Our DC-based immunotherapy concept is guided by such bystander view and accordingly, we have developed a cellular adjuvant consisting of pre-activated allogeneic DCs producing high levels of DC-recruiting and DC-activating factors...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628542/a-rare-intramedullary-spinal-cord-metastasis-from-a-retroperitoneal-leiomyosarcoma-presenting-as-a-non-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
#4
Andrew Lamberth Parker, Terrence Pugh, Mark A Hirsch
Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare but well-recognized malignant soft tissue sarcoma of smooth muscle origin. Metastases commonly occur in the lungs, liver, kidney, brain, and bone. Cases of metastatic osseous lesions or other extradural space-occupying masses secondary to LMS leading to neurologic compromise are relatively commonplace in the literature. Conversely, cases of intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (ISCM), an unusual entity as a sequela of any cancer, are exceedingly rare as a consequence of LMS. Only 2 cases of an ISCM from LMS are currently documented in the literature, and to the best of our knowledge, no case is described in the rehabilitation literature...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612613/-recent-overview-of-kidney-cancer-diagnostics-and-treatment
#5
REVIEW
J Marenčák, M Ondrušová, D Ondruš
The incidence of kidney cancer has increased in the majority of countries worldwide, and this disease has relatively high lethality. For many years, the Slovak Republic has been among the countries with the highest kidney cancer incidence, in particular in 2012 (according to global estimated values) in both genders, although mainly in females. In the last few years, the Czech Republic has had the highest incidence of kidney cancer worldwide. The use of imaging techniques such as ultrasound and computerized tomography has increased the detection of asymptomatic renal cell cancer...
December 0: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567587/estimating-the-annual-frequency-of-synchronous-brain-metastasis-in-the-united-states-2010-2013-a-population-based-study
#6
Courtney Kromer, Jordan Xu, Quinn T Ostrom, Haley Gittleman, Carol Kruchko, Raymond Sawaya, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan
Brain metastases (BM) are one of the most common types of brain tumors and are a relatively common event in the disease process for several high-incidence cancer types, including breast and lung cancers. Historically, information on metastases including BM have not been collected as part of national cancer registration in the US, but BM at time of primary cancer diagnosis (SBM), is now collected by the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) system. Using data from 18 SEER registries from 2010 to 2013, we assessed the frequency of SBM at time of primary diagnosis in the US by site, histology group, sex, race, age, and insurance status...
August 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567322/contralateral-ovarian-metastasis-of-clear-cell-renal-carcinoma-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Fatih Uruc, Serkan Akan, Aytaç Sahin, Caglar Yildirim, Ahmet Urkmez
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) constitutes 2-3% of all types of cancers. RCCs metastasize into lungs (50-60%), lymph nodes (36%), bones (30-40%), liver (30-40%), and brain (5%) in respective percentages. RCC rarely metastasizes into ovary. Only 25 cases of ovarian tumor, which metastasized into kidneys, have been presented. In the literature, a kidney-ovary axis has been defined, and its interrelationship begins with embryological life. With this case report, we aimed both to present a very rarely seen metastasis of RCC into contralateral ovary and also to review the literature...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451035/-brain-metastasis-from-rectal-adenocarcinoma-about-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
REVIEW
Hamza Samlali, Zineb Bouchbika, Zineb Bennani, Amina Taleb, Nadia Benchekroune, Hassan Jouhadi, Nezha Tawfiq, Souha Sahraoui, Abdellatif Benider
The most common primary sites for bone metastases in men are lung, prostate, kidney, thyroid or bladder. Colorectal origin is rare. Few studies have described this type of metastases; the axial skeleton or the pelvis are the most common metastasis locations. Craniofacial location is exceptional. We here report the case of a 38 years old man treated for metastatic rectal cancer metastasized to temporal bone. He initially had undergone surgical procedure for low anterior resection, tumor was classified as pT3N0M0; 24 months after the patient had left exophthalmos revealing a temporal tumoral process...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286925/cabozantinib-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-current-and-future-paradigms
#9
REVIEW
Ahmed Abdelaziz, Ulka Vaishampayan
Cabozantinib was approved by the FDA in April 2016 for the treatment of advanced renal cancer, pretreated with at least one prior antiangiogenic therapy. This is the first agent in the therapy of kidney cancer to show a statistically significant improvement in all three endpoints of clinical efficacy, response rate, progression free survival, and overall survival (OS), in a phase III randomized trial. The reporting of METEOR coincided with that of the Checkmate 025 study which randomized similarly eligible patients to receive nivolumab or everolimus 10 mg daily...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216937/renal-cell-carcinoma-atypical-metastasis-to-inguinal-lymph-nodes
#10
Qamar Saeed Chaudhry, Tanweer Ahmed Naveed Bhatty, Ziauddin Khan, Elsawi Medani Osman
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common tumor of the urinary tract. It is known to have variable presentations due to the extremely vascular nature of the organ. RCC are known to metastasize to lungs, bone, and brain commonly but atypical metastasis to various sites are reported in literature but as very rare pathology. We report a case of a 60-year-old female who presented with multiple inguinal and axillary lymph node enlargements which on excision biopsy showed metastatic RCC. RCC can present with synchronous metastatic deposits in the various organs...
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900108/high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-for-choriocarcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Kayo Fujikake, Tetsuya Nishida, Makoto Murata, Ayako Mitsuma, Yuichi Ando, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Choriocarcinoma is a malignant gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) and one of the curable types of gynecological cancer. However, 10% of choriocarcinoma patients have a poor prognosis, particularly when they have metastasis, apart from pulmonary metastasis, or do not go into remission by the second chemotherapeutic regimen. We herein present the case of a 36-year-old patient who had choriocarcinoma with metastases to the lungs, liver and kidneys. The 5th and 6th regimens with cisplatin for choriocarcinoma failed and the patient developed brain metastases...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820732/a-rare-intramedullary-spinal-cord-metastasis-from-a-retroperitoneal-leiomyosarcoma-presenting-as-a-non-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
#12
Andrew Lamberth Parker, Terrence Pugh, Mark A Hirsch
Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare but well-recognized malignant soft tissue sarcoma of smooth muscle origin. Metastases commonly occur in the lungs, liver, kidney, brain, and bone. Cases of metastatic osseous lesions or other extradural space-occupying masses secondary to LMS leading to neurologic compromise are relatively commonplace in the literature. Conversely, cases of intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (ISCM), an unusual entity as a sequela of any cancer, are exceedingly rare as a consequence of LMS. Only 2 cases of an ISCM from LMS are currently documented in the literature, and to the best of our knowledge, no case is described in the rehabilitation literature...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773784/treatment-of-brain-metastases-in-the-modern-genomic-era
#13
REVIEW
Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack, Corey M Gill, Daniel P Cahill, Sandro Santagata, Priscilla K Brastianos
Development of brain metastasis (BM) portends a dismal prognosis for patients with cancer. Melanomas and carcinomas of the lung, breast, and kidney are the most common malignancies to metastasize to the brain. Recent advances in molecular genetics have enabled the identification of actionable, clinically relevant genetic alterations within primary tumors and their corresponding metastases. Adoption of genotype-guided treatment strategies for the management of systemic malignancy has resulted in dramatic and durable responses...
February 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667577/brain-metastases-surgical-treatment-and-overall-survival
#14
Giancarlo D'Andrea, Lucia Palombi, Giuseppe Minniti, Alessandro Pesce, Paolo Marchetti
BACKGROUND: Brain metastases occur in 10%-40% of patients with cancer and are more common than primary brain tumors (30%-40%); their incidence is growing because of improvements in control of systemic disease, better radiologic detection, and prolonged survival. Modern treatment of brain metastases has dramatically changed the expected prognosis. Traditionally, the prognosis has been considered very poor, and patients were referred to palliative treatment because of their terminal stage; however, new prognostic indexes have been proposed to evaluate these patients...
January 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658472/the-diagnosis-treatment-and-follow-up-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
#15
Christian Doehn, Viktor Grünwald, Thomas Steiner, Markus Follmann, Heidrun Rexer, Susanne Krege
BACKGROUND: In 2014, 15 500 persons in Germany were given the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma. This disease is the third most common cancer of the urogenital system. The mean age at diagnosis is 68 years in men and 71 in men. METHODS: Pertinent publications up to 2014 were retrieved by a systematic literature search and reviewed in a moderated, formalized consensus process. Key questions were generated and answered by the adaptation of existing international guidelines, on the basis of an independent literature review, and by expert consensus...
September 5, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595391/-malignant-rhabdoid-tumor-of-the-lung
#16
M Zysman, C Clement-Duchene, C Bastien, P Vaillant, Y Martinet
INTRODUCTION: Rhabdoid tumours usually develop in brain and spinal cord or kidney; they are highly malignant neoplasms that typically arise in infancy and early childhood. However, rare cases of pulmonary localization have been described, particularly among young adults. CASE REPORT: A 26-year-old man, smoker, had a right apical lung mass associated with a Pancoast syndrome leading to haemoptysis. There was also a tumour of the left thigh and scalp. Histological samples taken at these three locations were in favour of an undifferentiated carcinoma...
November 2016: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27281014/feline-mammary-cancer
#17
B B Hassan, S M Elshafae, W Supsavhad, J K Simmons, W P Dirksen, S M Sokkar, T J Rosol
Feline mammary carcinoma (FMC) is similar to human breast cancer in the late age of onset, incidence, histopathologic features, biological behavior, and pattern of metastasis. Therefore, FMC has been proposed as a relevant model for aggressive human breast cancer. The goals of this study were to develop a nude mouse model of FMC tumor growth and metastasis and to measure the expression of genes responsible for lymphangiogenesis, angiogenesis, tumor progression, and lymph node metastasis in FMC tissues and cell lines...
January 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27267608/pembrolizumab-for-patients-with-melanoma-or-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-untreated-brain-metastases-early-analysis-of-a-non-randomised-open-label-phase-2-trial
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Sarah B Goldberg, Scott N Gettinger, Amit Mahajan, Anne C Chiang, Roy S Herbst, Mario Sznol, Apostolos John Tsiouris, Justine Cohen, Alexander Vortmeyer, Lucia Jilaveanu, James Yu, Upendra Hegde, Stephanie Speaker, Matthew Madura, Amanda Ralabate, Angel Rivera, Elin Rowen, Heather Gerrish, Xiaopan Yao, Veronica Chiang, Harriet M Kluger
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy targeting the PD-1 axis has activity in several tumour types. We aimed to establish the activity and safety of the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab in patients with untreated brain metastases from melanoma or non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: In this non-randomised, open-label, phase 2 trial, we enrolled patients aged 18 years or older with melanoma or NSCLC with untreated brain metastases from the Yale Cancer Center. Patients had at least one untreated or progressive brain metastasis between 5 and 20 mm in diameter without associated neurological symptoms or the need for corticosteroids...
July 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27249713/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-brain-metastases-from-biology-to-treatment
#19
REVIEW
Anna S Berghoff, Vyshak A Venur, Matthias Preusser, Manmeet S Ahluwalia
Cancer immunotherapy has been a subject of intense research over the last several years, leading to new approaches for modulation of the immune system to treat malignancies. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (anti-CLTA-4 antibodies and anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibodies) potentiate the host's own antitumor immune response. These immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown impressive clinical efficacy in advanced melanoma, metastatic kidney cancer, and metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)-all malignancies that frequently cause brain metastases...
2016: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27065690/isolated-metastasis-in-male-breast-from-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-oncological-curiosity-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
Lakshminarasimman Parasuraman, Shubhada V Kane, Prathamesh S Pai, Kintan Shanghvi
Papillary carcinomas are the most common thyroid malignancy accounting for approximately 80 % of thyroid cancers (Rosenbaum and McHenry Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 9:317-329, 2009). They generally manifest as solitary nodules in the thyroid with or without cervical lymphadenopathy. Distant metastases though rare, are commonly seen in lungs and bones, other rare sites are parotid, skin, brain, ovary, adrenal, kidney, Pancreas and breast. We herein present an unusual case of breast lump as an initial presentation of a well differentiated thyroid cancer in a male patient...
March 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
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