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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772880/detection-of-spatial-aggregation-of-cases-of-cancer-from-data-on-patients-and-health-centres-contained-in-the-minimum-basic-data-set
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Pablo Fernández-Navarro, Jose-Miguel Sanz-Anquela, Angel Sánchez Pinilla, Rosario Arenas Mayorga, Carmen Salido-Campos, Gonzalo López-Abente
The feasibility of the Minimum Basic Data Set (MBDS) as a tool in cancer research was explored monitoring its incidence through the detection of spatial clusters. Case-control studies based on MBDS and marked point process were carried out with the focus on the residence of patients from the Prince of Asturias University Hospital in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain). Patients older than 39 years with diagnoses of stomach, colorectal, lung, breast, prostate, bladder and kidney cancer, melanoma and haematological tumours were selected...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769245/pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-and-the-biphasic-effect-of-arsenic-in-carcinogenesis
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Qiao Yi Chen, Max Costa
Arsenic is a naturally occurring ubiquitous metalloid found in the Earth's crust. In its inorganic form, Arsenic is highly toxic and carcinogenic, and is widely found across the globe and through out the environment. As an International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) defined Class I human carcinogen, arsenic has been found to cause multiple human cancers including liver, lung, urinary bladder, skin, kidney, and prostate. Mechanisms of arsenic-induced carcinogenesis remain elusive and this review specifically focuses on the role of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway in promoting cancer development...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753463/de-novo-urologic-malignancies-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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H Antunes, E Tavares-da-Silva, R Oliveira, J Carvalho, B Parada, C Bastos, A Figueiredo
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressed organ transplant patients have an elevated risk of malignancies. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of urologic malignancies in renal transplant recipients, as well as to evaluate their monitoring, treatment, and outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective single-center study of 2897 renal transplants between January 1987 and December 2016. Recipients presenting with de novo urologic malignancies were evaluated...
March 10, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747490/health-related-quality-of-life-perceived-social-support-and-depression-in-disease-free-survivors-who-underwent-curative-surgery-only-for-prostate-kidney-and-bladder-cancer-comparison-among-survivors-and-with-the-general-population
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Dong Wook Shin, Hyun Sik Park, Sang Hyub Lee, Seung Hyun Jeon, Seok Cho, Seok Ho Kang, Seung Chol Park, Jong Hyock Park, Jinsung Park
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of disease-free prostate (PC), kidney (KC), and bladder cancer (BC) survivors with that of the general population. Materials and Methods: Our study included 331 urological cancer (UC) survivors (114 PC, 108 KC, and 109 BC) aged ≥ 50 years disease-free for at least 1 year after surgery. The control group included 1,177 subjects without a history of cancer. The HRQoL was assessed using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-C30, the Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire, and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9...
May 4, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732010/lysyl-oxidase-family-members-in-urological-tumorigenesis-and-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Tao Li, Changjing Wu, Liang Gao, Feng Qin, Qiang Wei, Jiuhong Yuan
Lysyl oxidase (LOX) is an extracellular copper-dependent monoamine oxidase that catalyzes crosslinking of soluble collagen and elastin into insoluble, mature fibers. Lysyl oxidase-like proteins (LOXL), LOX isozymes with partial structural homology, exhibit similar catalytic activities. This review summarizes recent findings describing the roles of LOX family members in urological cancers and fibrosis. LOX/LOXL play key roles in extracellular matrix stability and integrity, which is essential for normal female pelvic floor function...
April 13, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726046/extracellular-vesicles-toward-a-clinical-application-in-urological-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Fumihiko Urabe, Nobuyoshi Kosaka, Takahiro Kimura, Shin Egawa, Takahiro Ochiya
Extracellular vesicles are nanometer-sized lipid membranous vesicles that are released from almost all types of cells into the extracellular space. Extracellular vesicles have gained considerable attention in the past decade, and emerging evidence suggests that they play novel roles in mediating cancer biology. Extracellular vesicles contain pathogenic components, such as proteins, DNA fragments, messenger ribonucleic acids, non-coding ribonucleic acids and lipids, all of which mediate paracrine signaling in the tumor microenvironment...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707117/impact-of-tobacco-smoking-on-the-risk-of-developing-25-different-cancers-in-the-uk-a-retrospective-study-of-422-010-patients-followed-for-up-to-30-years
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Louis Jacob, Moritz Freyn, Matthias Kalder, Konstantinos Dinas, Karel Kostev
Background: The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of tobacco smoking on the risk of developing 25 different cancers in patients followed for up to 30 years in general practices in the UK. Methods: This study included all individuals with at least one visit to one of 196 general practitioners' offices in the UK between January 1988 and December 2008 (index date). Only individuals with documented smoking status were included. Smokers and non-smokers were matched (1:1) by age, gender, index year, body mass index, and physician...
April 3, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706891/targeting-dna-methyltranferases-in-urological-tumors
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REVIEW
Ângela Marques-Magalhães, Inês Graça, Rui Henrique, Carmen Jerónimo
Urological cancers are a heterogeneous group of malignancies accounting for a considerable proportion of cancer-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. Aberrant epigenetic traits, especially altered DNA methylation patterns constitute a hallmark of these tumors. Nonetheless, these alterations are reversible, and several efforts have been carried out to design and test several epigenetic compounds that might reprogram tumor cell phenotype back to a normal state. Indeed, several DNMT inhibitors are currently under evaluation for therapeutic efficacy in clinical trials...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699373/evaluating-the-oncogenic-and-tumor-suppressor-role-of-xpo5-in-different-tissue-tumor-types
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Munazza Khan, Zafaruddin Khan, Yaser Uddin, Sadaf Mustafa, Irfan Shaukat, Jianbo Pan, Naseruddin Höti
The miRNAs nuclear export protein XPO5 has been previously studied in several individual malignancies. In our recent study we have demonstrated that excess levels of XPO5 enhanced the proliferation of prostate cancer cells. Similarly, there are studies to support the inhibitory role of XPO5 in cancers. In order to evaluate discrepancies in the expression levels of XPO5 in differential tumor types, we quantified the expression of XPO5 using gene expression RNA-seq data for several tumor types which were independently confirmed by immunohistochemistry in multiple organs cancer tissue microarray (TMAs) experiment...
April 27, 2018: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681580/cancer-incidence-and-mortality-patterns-in-luwan-district-of-shanghai-during-2002-2011
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Jue Wang, Shuna Gao, Yejing Wang, Jianjun Zhou, Jing Lin, Ling Wang, Yan Du
Cancer has become the leading cause of death and a major burden to public health in China. The current study analyzed the composition, incidence, mortality, and temporal trends for some major cancer types among permanent residents in Luwan district of Shanghai from 2002 to 2011, so as to provide data for cancer research. Data were collected from the database of cancer registration and management system in Shanghai. Number of new cases, number of deaths, incidence, and mortality of each cancer type were calculated...
April 22, 2018: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667174/impact-of-prior-cancer-history-on-the-overall-survival-of-patients-newly-diagnosed-with-cancer-a-pan-cancer-analysis-of-the-seer-database
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Huaqiang Zhou, Yan Huang, Zeting Qiu, Hongyun Zhao, Wenfeng Fang, Yunpeng Yang, Yuanyuan Zhao, Xue Hou, Yuxiang Ma, Shaodong Hong, Ting Zhou, Yaxiong Zhang, Li Zhang
The population of cancer survivors with prior cancer is rapidly growing. Whether a prior cancer diagnosis interferes with outcome is unknown. We conducted a pan-cancer analysis to determine the impact of prior cancer history for patients newly diagnosed with cancer. We identified 20 types of primary solid tumors between 2004 to 2008 in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Demographic and clinicopathologic variables were compared by chi-squared test and t-test as appropriate. The propensity score-adjusted Kaplan-Meier method and Cox proportional hazards models were used to evaluate the impact of prior cancer on overall survival (OS)...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607822/cancer-statistics-in-giresun-province-turkey-a-12-years-retrospective-review
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Aysegül Çebi, Egemen Akgün, Tuncer Öztürk, Esin Avci
AIM: The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze 6,613 diagnosed cancer cases in the Black Sea Turkish province of Giresun over a period of 12 years. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Data of this retrospective crosssectional study was collected from 6,613 cancer patients at Prof. Dr. A. Ilhan Özdemir Education and Research Hospital between 2005- 2016. MINITAB 15 package software was used for statistical analysis. Chi-Square test and differences between two ratios significance test were used to calculate the relationship between two nominal (categorical) variables...
January 2018: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587322/-the-role-of-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-prognosis-and-therapy-of-patients-with-immuno-oncological-treatments-of-genito-urinary-carcinomas
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Eva Compérat, Caroline Eymerit, Julien Moroch, Justin Varinot
In recent years, fundamental research has yielded new insights into tumour biology, and new treatments have been developed. This review highlights the role of the pathologist and how he can support clinicians to find the right treatment for each patient. We explain the problems of the molecular subgroups of bladder cancer, the role of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in the context of these findings, and show the important role of checkpoint inhibitors. Furthermore we focus on kidney cancer, with the clear cell carcinoma as the most frequent tumour type...
April 2018: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579884/prevalence-and-survival-of-cancer-after-pancreas-kidney-transplantation
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M V Pendón-Ruiz de Mier, M L Agüera, M D Navarro, A Rodriguez-Benot, P Aljama
BACKGROUND: Malignancy is an important cause of mortality in solid organ transplantation. There have been few studies of de novo solid organ malignancy (NSOM) after pancreas-kidney transplantation (PKT). The aim of this study was analyze the prevalence of NSOM and transplant outcomes. METHODS: We studied the development of NSOM after PKT in our center from May 1990 to February 2017. We analyzed demographic characteristics, prevalence of cancer, and survival after cancer diagnosis...
March 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567821/costs-of-cancer-care-across-the-disease-continuum
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Deborah R Kaye, Hye Sung Min, Lindsey A Herrel, James M Dupree, Chad Ellimoottil, David C Miller
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate Medicare payments for cancer care during the initial, continuing, and end-of-life phases of care for 10 malignancies and to examine variation in expenditures according to patient characteristics and cancer severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare data to identify patients aged 66-99 years who were diagnosed with one of the following 10 cancers: prostate, bladder, esophageal, pancreatic, lung, liver, kidney, colorectal, breast, or ovarian, from 2007 through 2012...
March 22, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555576/aberrant-high-expression-level-of-morc2-is-a-common-character-in-multiple-cancers
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Ding Qian-Shan, Zhang Li, Wang Bi-Cheng, Zeng Zhi, Zou Xian-Qiong, Cao Peng-Bo, M S Zhou Guang-Ming, Tang Meng, Wu Lu, B S Wu Lian-Lian, Yu Hong-Gang, Guo Yong, Zhou Fu-Xiang
Microrchidia 2 (MORC2) plays important roles in DNA damage repair and lipogenesis, but the clinical and functional role of MORC2 in cancer remains largely unexplored. In this study, we showed that MORC2 was widely expressed in human tissues while significantly up-regulated in most cancer types employing immunohistochemical staining and analysis of mRNA expression profile of more than 2000 human tissue samples from 15 different organs (lung, prostate, liver, breast, brain, stomach, colon/rectum, pancreas, ovary, endometrium, skin, nasopharynx, kidney, oesophagus and bladder)...
March 16, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541812/-18-f-psma-1007-pet-ct-at-60-and-120-minutes-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-biodistribution-tumour-detection-and-activity-kinetics
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Kambiz Rahbar, Ali Afshar-Oromieh, Martin Bögemann, Stefan Wagner, Michael Schäfers, Lars Stegger, Matthias Weckesser
PURPOSE: PSMA-targeted PET in patients with prostate cancer (PCa) has a significant impact on treatment decisions. By far the most frequently used PSMA ligand is 68 Ga-labelled PSMA-11. However, due to the availability of larger amounts of activity, 18 F-labelled PSMA ligands are of major interest. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the biodistribution and performance of the novel 18 F-labelled ligand PSMA-1007 at two different time points. METHODS: This retrospective analysis included 40 consecutive patients (mean age 68...
March 14, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526254/the-sunshine-act-and-oncology-lessons-learned-from-urology
#18
Mahir Maruf, Piyush K Agarwal, Abhinav Sidana
INTRODUCTION: The Physician Payment Sunshine Act was enacted to increase the transparency of financial relationships between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry. These financial relationships are prevalent in the field of oncology, as they are in other fields of medicine. We explored the relationship between industry and urologists for compensations associated with the treatment of urologic malignancies. METHODS: The publicly available Open Payments database was obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
August 2017: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515971/the-expression-and-prognostic-impact-of-immune-cytolytic-activity-related-markers-in-human-malignancies-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis
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Constantinos Roufas, Dimitrios Chasiotis, Anestis Makris, Christodoulos Efstathiades, Christos Dimopoulos, Apostolos Zaravinos
Background: Recently, immune-checkpoint blockade has shown striking clinical results in different cancer patients. However, a significant inter-individual and inter-tumor variability exists among different cancers. The expression of the toxins granzyme A (GZMA) and perforin 1 (PRF1), secreted by effector cytotoxic T cells and natural killer (NK) cells, were recently used as a denominator of the intratumoral immune cytolytic activity (CYT). These levels are significantly elevated upon CD8+ T-cell activation as well as during a productive clinical response against immune-checkpoint blockade therapies...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512137/discrete-choice-experiment-to-analyse-preferences-for-centralizing-specialist-cancer-surgery-services
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L Vallejo-Torres, M Melnychuk, C Vindrola-Padros, M Aitchison, C S Clarke, N J Fulop, J Hines, C Levermore, S B Maddineni, C Perry, K Pritchard-Jones, A I G Ramsay, D C Shackley, S Morris
BACKGROUND: Centralizing specialist cancer surgery services aims to reduce variations in quality of care and improve patient outcomes, but increases travel demands on patients and families. This study aimed to evaluate preferences of patients, health professionals and members of the public for the characteristics associated with centralization. METHODS: A discrete-choice experiment was conducted, using paper and electronic surveys. Participants comprised: former and current patients (at any stage of treatment) with prostate, bladder, kidney or oesophagogastric cancer who previously participated in the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey; health professionals with experience of cancer care (11 types including surgeons, nurses and oncologists); and members of the public...
April 2018: British Journal of Surgery
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