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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454481/aln-surface-passivation-of-gan-based-high-electron-mobility-transistors-by-plasma-enhanced-atomic-layer-deposition
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An-Jye Tzou, Kuo-Hsiung Chu, I-Feng Lin, Erik Østreng, Yung-Sheng Fang, Xiao-Peng Wu, Bo-Wei Wu, Chang-Hong Shen, Jia-Ming Shieh, Wen-Kuan Yeh, Chun-Yen Chang, Hao-Chung Kuo
We report a low current collapse GaN-based high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) with an excellent thermal stability at 150 °C. The AlN was grown by N2-based plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (PEALD) and shown a refractive index of 1.94 at 633 nm of wavelength. Prior to deposit AlN on III-nitrides, the H2/NH3 plasma pre-treatment led to remove the native gallium oxide. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) spectroscopy confirmed that the native oxide can be effectively decomposed by hydrogen plasma...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454457/detection-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-a-size-based-platform
#2
Chung-Hee Sonn, Jong Ho Cho, Jae-Won Kim, Moon Sung Kang, Jinseon Lee, Jhingook Kim
The detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is limited by the rarity of these cells in the peripheral blood of patients with cancer. Understanding tumor biology may be useful in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for patients with lung cancer. The present study evaluated a novel size-based filtration platform for enriching CTCs from patients with lung cancer. Blood samples were obtained from 82 patients with lung cancer for CTC analysis. CTC enrichment by size-based filtration was performed on 5-ml blood samples...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454453/targeting-assay-of-a-fusion-protein-applied-in-enzyme-prodrug-therapy
#3
Hao Wang, Jin-Jian Liu, Xiao-Liang Zhou
Tumor growth and metastasis are dependent on angiogenesis. The overexpression of integrin αvβ3 on angiogenic vessels and on numerous malignant human tumor cells suggests that these labeled ligands of integrin are potentially suitable for molecular imaging and in targeted therapy of tumors. In previous studies, we added a β-lactamase variant with reduced immunogenicity to the cyclic peptide RGD4C, resulting in the fusion protein RGD4CβL, which is suitable for use in targeted enzyme prodrug therapy (TEPT), a promising treatment for tumors...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454450/de-novo-myoepithelial-carcinoma-with-multiple-metastases-arising-from-a-submandibular-salivary-gland-a-case-report
#4
Karina Cecília Panelli Panelli Santos, Hidenobu Matsuzaki, Teruhisa Unetsubo, Shimo Tsuyoshi, Hitoshi Nagatsuka, Jun-Ichi Asaumi
Salivary gland carcinomas are rare tumors, representing ~0.5% of all malignancies. Myoepithelioma is also uncommon, representing ~1% of all salivary gland tumors. Myoepithelial carcinoma (MC) is even rarer, representing 0.2 to 0.6% of all salivary gland tumors. We herein report a case of MC with multiple metastases arising from a submandibular gland in a 71-year-old male patient and present the associated imaging findings. The patient was considered to have a de novo type of myoepithelial carcinoma, which is reportedly associated with higher malignancy than the transformation type of the disease (i...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454424/association-between-polymorphisms-in-tp53-and-mdm2-genes-and-susceptibility-to-prostate-cancer
#5
Mohammad Hashemi, Shadi Amininia, Mahboubeh Ebrahimi, Nasser Simforoosh, Abbas Basiri, Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziaee, Behzad Narouie, Mehdi Sotoudeh, Mohammad Javad Mollakouchekian, Esmaeil Rezghi Maleki, Hamideh Hanafi-Bojd, Maryam Rezaei, Gholamreza Bahari, Mohsen Taheri, Saeid Ghavami
Tumor protein 53 (TP53), a tumor suppressor gene, is a vital cellular cancer suppressor in multicellular organisms. Murine double minute-2 (MDM2) is an oncoprotein that inhibits TP53 activity. A number of studies have examined the association of TP53 and MDM2 polymorphisms with the risk of common forms of cancer, but the findings remain inconclusive. The present study aimed to evaluate the impact of the 40-bp insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism (rs3730485) in the MDM2 promoter region and the 16-bp I/D polymorphism (rs17878362) in TP53 on the susceptibility of prostate cancer (PCa) in a sample of the Iranian population...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454415/stat3-activation-and-risk-of-recurrence-in-meningiomas
#6
Mahlon Johnson, Mary O'Connell, Kevin Walter
Several studies have suggested that activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is associated with initiation, progression and metastasis of numerous types of malignancy. However, the role of the Janus kinase-interleukin 6-STAT3 signaling pathway in the pathogenesis and recurrence of meningiomas is unknown. The present study evaluated STAT3 activation by western blotting and immunohistochemistry and assessed its association with Ki-67 labeling in 13 cases of meningioma in which frozen tissue and ≥5...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454401/safety-and-effectiveness-of-localized-lung-resection-combined-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-stage-i-ii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#7
Bing Zhu, Jianru Yang, Pei Zhang, Lin Shen, Xiaolong Li, Jing Li
This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of localized lung resection combined with neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of stage I-II non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 88 patients, who were admitted to our hospital for first diagnosis and treatment, were selected. The patients were divided into control group (n=40 cases) and observation group (n=48 cases) according to the last digit of the admission number. The control group was treated with minimally invasive localized lung resection by thoracoscope...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454377/frequent-expression-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-class-i-and-the-status-of-intratumoral-immune-cells-in-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma
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Akira Ogose, Hiroyuki Kawashima, Tetsuo Hotta, Takashi Ariizumi, Tetsuro Yamagishi, Naoki Oike, Taro Sasaki, Hiroshi Hatano, Hajime Umezu, Naoto Endo
The prognosis of alveolar soft part sarcoma is poor, despite the slow growth of the tumor. A number of cases with spontaneous regression of this rare tumor have been reported. Although the mechanisms underlying spontaneous regression remain uncertain, local immune reaction may be a possible contributing factor. Immunohistochemical expression of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I, cluster of differentiation (CD) 3, CD4, CD8, CD20, CD45, CD56, CD68, CD138 and CD163 were assessed in a series of 10 alveolar soft part sarcomas, and the expression profiles were associated with patients' clinicopathological parameters...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454331/centrosome-amplification-in-chondrosarcomas-a-primary-cell-culture-and-cryopreserved-tumor-sample-study
#9
Carla Aparecida Pinheiro, Iberê Cauduro Soares, Valter Penna, Jeremy Squire, Rui Manuel Vieira Reis, Sandra Regina Morini da Silva, Isabela de Carvalho, Marjori Leiva Camparoto, Maicon Fernando Zanon da Silva, Adhemar Longatto Longatto Filho
The genetics background underlying the aggressiveness of chondrosarcoma (CS) is poorly understood. One possible cause of malignant transformation is chromosomal instability, which involves an error in mitotic segregation due to numerical and/or functional abnormalities of centrosomes. The present study aimed to evaluate centrosome amplification in cryopreserved samples of tumor tissue from patients with CS. An analysis was performed on 3 primary cultures of tumors from patients who underwent surgery between January 2012 and December 2012 at the Department of Orthopedics at the Barretos Cancer Hospital (Barretos, Brazil)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454315/correlation-between-the-efficacy-of-amrubicin-and-the-previous-chemotherapy-regimen-for-relapsed-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
Masashi Kasajima, Satoshi Igawa, Mikiko Ishihara, Sakiko Otani, Akira Takakura, Masanori Yokoba, Masaru Kubota, Jiichiro Sasaki, Masato Katagiri, Noriyuki Masuda
Amrubicin has been demonstrated to be beneficial in the treatment of patients with relapsed small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether there is a significant difference in the efficacy of amrubicin between patients with relapsed SCLC who were previously treated with a platinum agent in combination with a topoisomerase I inhibitor, and those patients previously treated with a platinum agent in combination with a topoisomerase II inhibitor. The medical records of patients with SCLC, who were diagnosed as having relapsed following treatment with a platinum-based regimen and subsequently received amrubicin monotherapy, were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454277/monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-from-patients-with-cervical-intraepithelial-lesions
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Angela Maria Moed Lopes, Márcia Antoniazi Michelin, Eddie Fernando Cândido Murta
Immunotherapy with dendritic cells (DCs) is a great promise for the treatment of neoplasms. However, the obtainment and protocol of differentiation of these cells may depend on extrinsic factors such as the tumor itself. The aim of the present study was to verify the influence of cervical neoplasia on different protocols of differentiation of monocyte-derived DCs resulting in an increased maturation phenotype. A total of 83 women were included in the study. The patients were grouped in low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) (n=30), high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) (n=22), cervical cancer (n=10) and healthy patients (n=21) groups...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454267/characteristics-and-outcome-of-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-young-adults
#12
Yuval Nachalon, Ohad Cohen, Uri Alkan, Jacob Shvero, Aron Popovtzer
Laryngeal carcinoma rarely occurs in the young adult population. Therefore, the optimal treatment for this age group is unclear, specifically regarding organ preservation treatment. In order to assess the distinct characteristics of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in young adults and describe the effect of treatment on survival, a retrospective chart review of all patients aged <40 years, who were treated in a tertiary referral center for laryngeal SCC between January 1960 and December 2013, was performed...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454251/laparoscopic-resection-of-a-sigmoid-colon-lipoma-in-a-young-female-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Georgios I Panagiotakis, Alexandros G Andreou, Ioannis E Petrakis, Maria Tzardi, Maria Daskalogiannaki, Georgios E Chalkiadakis
Lipomas of the sigmoid colon are rare entities. The present case describes a 27-year-old Caucasian woman who underwent a laparoscopic sigmoidectomy following the detection of a giant lipoma. The young patient was referred to the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of Heraklion (Crete, Greece) in May 2013 after experiencing intermittent abdominal cramping during defecation, and altering episodes of diarrhea and constipation. In addition, the patient described the protrusion of a solid tissue mass shaped like a 'champagne bottle cork' from the anus following defecation...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454249/six1-expression-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-glioma
#14
Xiaojun Zhang, Ruxiang Xu
Glioma is the most common human brain cancer and has poor prognosis. Messenger RNA profiling identified that sineoculis homeobox homolog 1 (Six1) is dysregulated in glioma tumor progenitor cells from glial progenitor cells isolated from normal white matter. However, the expression and role of Six1 in glioma remains unclear. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the expression level of Six1 in glioma tissues and the association between Six1 expression and clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of gliomas...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454230/a-subpopulation-of-cancer-stem-cells-identifies-radiographic-characteristics-in-glioblastoma
#15
Ja Eun Kim, Sung Kwon Kim, Jaekyung Shin, Young-Bem Se, Seung Hong Choi, Sung-Hye Park, Seung Ah Choi, Ji Yeoun Lee, Ji Hoon Phi, Kyu-Chang Wang, Chul-Kee Park, Seung-Ki Kim
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), defined by CD133 expression, harbor heterogeneous subpopulations of cells, including endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). This study aimed to investigate whether a subpopulation of CSCs could affect the radiographic characteristics of glioblastoma. Tissue samples from 10 patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma were selected according to the radiographic characteristics of their tumors. The patients were divided into two groups based on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging demonstrating contrast enhancement, necrosis and infiltrative patterns: the enhancement/necrosis group (E/N, n=5) and the non-enhancement/infiltration group (NE/I, n=5)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454229/somatostatin-receptor-expression-indicates-improved-prognosis-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm-and-octreotide-long-acting-release-is-effective-and-safe-in-chinese-patients-with-advanced-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#16
Yuhong Wang, Wei Wang, Kaizhou Jin, Cheng Fang, Yuan Lin, Ling Xue, Shiting Feng, Zhiwei Zhou, Chenghao Shao, Minhu Chen, Xianjun Yu, Jie Chen
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (GEP-NEN) is known to overexpress somatostatin receptors (SSTRs), most commonly SSTR2 and SSTR5. The expression of SSTRs on tumor cells forms the basis for somatostatin analog treatment of patients with NEN. The present study detected the expression of SSTR2 and SSTR5 in GEP-NEN and investigated the efficacy and safety of octreotide long-acting release (LAR) in the treatment of advanced gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET) in China. The present study reported that functionality of the pancreas, G1 and G2 grading, NET classification and Tumor-Node-Metastasis stages I and II were associated with higher SSTR2 positive expression...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454189/assessment-of-the-authenticity-of-herbal-dietary-supplements-comparison-of-chemical-and-dna-barcoding-methods
#17
Rahul S Pawar, Sara M Handy, Raymond Cheng, Nicole Shyong, Erich Grundel
About 7 % of the U. S. population reports using botanical dietary supplements. Increased use of such supplements has led to discussions related to their authenticity and quality. Reports of adulteration with substandard materials or pharmaceuticals are of concern because such substitutions, whether inadvertent or deliberate, may reduce the efficacy of specific botanicals or lead to adverse events. Methods for verifying the identity of botanicals include macroscopic and microscopic examinations, chemical analysis, and DNA-based methods including DNA barcoding...
April 28, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454184/-register-of-difficult-surgical-situations
#18
Michael Korenkov, Henning Dralle, Ernst Klar, Stefan Saad, Norbert Senninger, Jens Standop, Albrecht Stier, Martin Strik, Alexis Ulrich, Rudolf Weiner
Every surgical problem that increases the likelihood of intraoperative and postoperative complications is considered to be a difficult surgical situation. Based on this definition, Korenkov et al. proposed to classify patients according to the following intraoperative difficulty levels (I to IV): (I) ideal situation (easy to operate, no problems), (II) fairly easy/manageable/simple (some minor difficulties may occur), (III) difficult/problematic (difficult to operate; some operative techniques are considerably more difficult than others), and (IV) very difficult (every operative step is difficult/challenging)...
April 28, 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454176/phaseless-incoherent-optical-frequency-domain-spectroscopy
#19
Ziv Glasser, Gidon Zaychik, Rita Abramov, Daniel Gotliv, Shmuel Sternklar
We describe a new technique for incoherent optical frequency domain spectroscopy (I-OFDS) that does not require measurements of the RF phase spectrum in order to reconstruct the optical spectrum. It is based on the addition of either an optical or electronic reference line to the I-OFDS system. Compared to the spectrum acquired by a regular I-OFDS system, high accuracy (error<1%) is predicted and achieved.
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454153/akhmediev-breathers-and-peregrine-solitary-waves-in-a-quadratic-medium
#20
Fabio Baronio
I investigate the formation of optical localized nonlinear structures, evolving upon a non-zero background plane wave in a dispersive quadratic medium. I show the existence of quadratic Akhmediev breathers and Peregrine solitary waves in the regime of cascading second-harmonic generation. This finding opens a novel path for the excitation of extreme rogue waves and for the description of modulation instability in quadratic nonlinear optics.
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
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