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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537918/cryoablation-combined-with-allogenic-natural-killer-cell-immunotherapy-improves-the-curative-effect-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-cancer
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Mao Lin, Shuzhen Liang, Xiaohua Wang, Yinqing Liang, Mingjie Zhang, Jibing Chen, Lizhi Niu, Kecheng Xu
In this study, the clinical efficacy of cryosurgery combined with allogenic natural killer cell immunotherapy for advanced hepatocellular cancer was evaluated. From October 2015 to March 2017, we enrolled 61 patients who met the enrollment criteria and divided them into two groups: 1) the simple cryoablation group (Cryo group, n = 26); and 2) the cryoablation combined with allogenic natural killer cells group (Cryo-NK group, n = 35), the safety and short-term effects were evaluated firstly, then the median progression-free survival, response rate and disease control rate were assessed...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534375/effect-of-the-combination-treatment-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-and-cryocare-knife-in-advanced-liver-cancer
#2
Yuan-Peng Zhai, Yan Wang
PURPOSE: To analyze the effect of the combination treatment of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and cryocare knife in advanced liver cancer. METHODS: 74 patients with advanced liver cancer were divided into the observation group (40 cases) and the control group (34 cases). Patients in the control group were treated with simple transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE), while those in the observation group were given the combination treatment of HIFU and cryocare knife...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534360/association-of-microrna-933-variant-with-the-susceptibility-to-gastric-cancer
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Yitong Zhang, Yanyun Ma, Weihong Xu, Wenshuai Li, Pei Min, Jigang Qiu, Min Li, Feng Tang, Mingqing Zhang, Dongqin Yang, Jun Zhang
PURPOSE: Common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in microRNAs (miRs) have been shown to be associated with susceptibility to several types of human cancer. However, the association of miR-933 rs79402775 with gastric cancer (GC) has not been explored. METHODS: The association between rs79402775 in miR- 933 and the risk of GC was explored in Chinese population based on MassARRAY technology. A total 374 GC patients and 999 cancer-free controls were enrolled in this study...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529745/hepatoid-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung-metastasizing-to-the-tonsil
#4
Luca Valle, Joel Thomas, Chul Kim, Eva Szabo, G Thomas Brown, Deborah Citrin, Arun Rajan
Hepatoid adenocarcinoma (HAC) is a rare tumor that typically originates in gastrointestinal tissue, such as the stomach, but can also occasionally originate in the lung. The majority of HACs express α-fetoprotein (AFP) on tumor cells, and serum AFP can be used as a marker of response to treatment or disease progression. HAC has a poor prognosis, although early diagnosis and aggressive treatment can result in long-term survival. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of HAC metastasizing to the tonsil...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529191/transplantation-versus-hepatectomy-for-hcc-beyond-the-milan-criteria-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Jun-Yi Shen, Chuan Li, Tian-Fu Wen, Lv-Nan Yan, Bo Li, Wen-Tao Wang, Jia-Yin Yang, Ming-Qing Xu, Jun Wen
BACKGROUND: Increasing studies have suggested that surgical resection (SR) or liver transplantation (LT) could bring survival benefits for patients with hepacelluar carcinoma (HCC) beyond Milan criteria. This study compared the long-term survival of patients beyond the Milan criteria who received SR or LT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 461 HCC patients were retrospectively collected. Analysis was performed using propensity score matching (PSM), the Kaplan-Meier method and the Cox proportional hazards model...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526812/soluble-axl-is-an-accurate-biomarker-of-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development-results-from-a-large-scale-multicenter-analysis
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Mirko Dengler, Katharina Staufer, Heidemarie Huber, Rudolf Stauber, Heike Bantel, Karl Heinz Weiss, Patrick Starlinger, Hannelore Pock, Petra Klöters-Plachky, Daniel N Gotthardt, Peter Rauch, Carolin Lackner, Judith Stift, Christine Brostjan, Thomas Gruenberger, Takashi Kumada, Hidenori Toyoda, Toshifumi Tada, Thomas S Weiss, Michael Trauner, Wolfgang Mikulits
Patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis are at high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Current diagnostic tools for HCC detection include imaging techniques and serum biomarkers such as α-fetoprotein (AFP). Yet, these methods are limited in sensitivity and specificity to accurately detect early HCC. Here we focused on the potential of soluble Axl (sAxl) as a biomarker in CLD patients by analyzing serum samples of 1067 patients and healthy controls from centers in Europe and Asia. We show that serum concentrations of sAxl were significantly increased at early (82...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525849/novel-photoelectrochemical-immunosensor-for-disease-related-protein-assisted-by-hemin-g-quadruplex-based-dnazyme-on-gold-nanoparticles-to-enhance-cathodic-photocurrent-on-p-cubi2o4-semiconductor
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Shuzhen Lv, Kangyao Zhang, Zhenzhen Lin, Dianping Tang
A novel p-type semiconductor material (p-CuBi2O4) is designed for the construction of split-type photoelectrochemical (PEC) immunosensor for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) with the hemin assistant to enhance the cathodic photocurrent. Initially, the photocathode of PEC immunosensor is fabricated by p-CuBi2O4 on a layer of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs, as a front contact of p-CuBi2O4) to enhance the efficiency of charge separation. In the presence of target AFP, a sandwich-type immunoreaction was carried out in capture antibody-coated microplate by using detection antibody and hemin-based G-quadruplex (labeled on the AuNP) as the signal probe...
May 13, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521452/assessment-of-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-associated-liver-cirrhosis
#8
Li-Na Ma, Xiao-Yan Liu, Zhen-Hui Lu, Li-Gang Wu, Yuan-Yuan Tang, Xia Luo, Yan-Chao Hu, Ting-Ting Yan, Qi Wang, Xiang-Chun Ding, Yan Xie
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignant tumor worldwide, with high morbidity and mortality. Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major risk factor for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma and the majority (~80%) of hepatocellular carcinoma patients in China exhibit co-morbidity with HBV-associated liver cirrhosis. The goal of reliable early diagnostic and prognostic techniques for HBV-associated HCC remains unrealized. The aim of the present study was to explore the efficacy of serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) tests in the early diagnosis of HCC in patients with HBV-associated liver cirrhosis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513884/oxidized-quasi-carbon-nitride-quantum-dots-inhibit-ice-growth
#9
Guoying Bai, Zhiping Song, Hongya Geng, Dong Gao, Kai Liu, Shuwang Wu, Wei Rao, Liangqia Guo, Jianjun Wang
Antifreeze proteins (AFPs), a type of high-efficiency but expensive and often unstable biological antifreeze, have stimulated substantial interest in the search for synthetic mimics. However, only a few reported AFP mimics display thermal hysteresis, and general criteria for the design of AFP mimics remain unknown. Herein, oxidized quasi-carbon nitride quantum dots (OQCNs) are synthesized through an up-scalable bottom-up approach. They exhibit thermal-hysteresis activity, an ice-crystal shaping effect, and activity on ice-recrystallization inhibition...
May 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511775/alpha-fetoprotein-is-a-significant-prognostic-factor-for-gastric-cancer-results-from-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis-after-curative-resection
#10
D Reim, Y-S Choi, H M Yoon, B Park, B W Eom, M-C Kook, K W Ryu, I J Choi, J Joo, Y-W Kim
BACKGROUND: Prognosis of alpha-fetoprotein positive gastric cancer (AFPP-GC) remains elusive so far due to disparities in cohort size and baseline characteristics in previous studies. A propensity score matching (PSM) analysis as well as multivariable model was performed for unbiased evaluation of the outcome in AFPGC. METHODS: Among 3034 gastric cancer patients who underwent curative gastric cancer surgery (R0, M0) at the National Cancer Center, Korea between 2002 and 2007, we identified 97 patients being positive for AFP either by elevation of serum-AFP levels >10 μg/L or by immunohistochemical staining...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511396/a-clinicopathological-study-of-paediatric-liver-tumours-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Esakki Muthuvel, Vimal Chander, Chitra Srinivasan
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric primary liver tumours are the third largest group of solid abdominal neoplasms in children next to neuroblastoma and Wilms tumour, accounting for about 0.5% to 2% of all paediatric neoplasms, in which hepatoblastoma is the most common. AIM: The present study was done to estimate the incidence of paediatric liver tumours over a period of five years and also, to study the clinical behaviour, alpha-fetoprotein correlation and histopathological features of paediatric liver tumours...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507926/decrease-of-alpha-fetoprotein-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-treated-with-direct-acting-antivirals
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Kelvin Nguyen, Melissa Jimenez, Nima Moghadam, Crystal Wu, Alex Farid, Jonathan Grotts, David Elashoff, Gina Choi, Francisco A Durazo, Mohamed M El-Kabany, Steven-Huy B Han, Sammy Saab
Background and Aims: The lack of specificity has limited the role of serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening among patients with cirrhosis related to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We sought to examine whether AFP may decrease after achieving a sustained virological response (SVR) in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of patients with HCV-related cirrhosis who were cured with direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy at the University of California, Los Angeles...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506050/-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-6-patients-with-histologically-pure-seminoma-but-elevated-serum-alpha-fetoprotein
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Shuya Kandori, Koji Kawai, Ken Tanaka, Takashi Kawahara, Atsushi Ikeda, Ryutaro Ishitsuka, Tomokazu Kimura, Takahiro Kojima, Akira Joraku, Jun Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
Histologically pure seminoma with elevated alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), so-called AFP-positive seminoma, is rare. It is recommended that patients with AFP-positive seminoma be managed as non-seminoma, but the clinical features and prognosis of this disease are not fully understood. In this study, we retrospectively analyzed 6 cases of metastatic AFP-positive seminoma at Tsukuba University Hospital (TUH). AFP was elevated before induction chemotherapy in 4 patients with an average of 1,372 ng/ml. In the remaining 2 patients, AFP became elevated during or after induction chemotherapy...
April 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505005/gastric-cancer-with-primitive-enterocyte-phenotype-an-aggressive-subgroup-of-intestinal-type-adenocarcinoma
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Sho Yamazawa, Tetsuo Ushiku, Aya Shinozaki-Ushiku, Akimasa Hayashi, Akiko Iwasaki, Hiroyuki Abe, Amane Tagashira, Hiroharu Yamashita, Yasuyuki Seto, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Masashi Fukayama
A primitive cell-like gene expression signature is associated with aggressive phenotypes of various cancers. We assessed the expression of phenotypic markers characterizing primitive cells and its correlation with clinicopathologic and molecular characteristics in gastric cancer. Immunohistochemical analysis of a panel of primitive phenotypic markers, including embryonic stem cell markers (OCT4, NANOG, SALL4, CLDN6, and LIN28) and known oncofetal proteins (AFP and GPC3), was performed using tissue microarray on 386 gastric cancers...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504002/development-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-score-for-prediction-of-large-oesophageal-varices-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-induced-liver-cirrhosis
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K Farid, M M Omran, R E Farag, M M Arafa, T M Emran
OBJECTIVE: Variceal bleeding is one of the most common life-threatening complications of liver cirrhosis. This study aimed to develop and evaluate a predictive score, named Platelet count, Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) and Prothrombin-INR (PAP) for the prediction of large oesophageal varices and to compare PAP score with eight common liver fibrosis scores (AAR, APRI, GUCI, BRC score, Fibro-Alfa, FIB4, Lok and Fibro-Q) in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) induced liver cirrhosis. METHODS: A total of 277 patients with HCV-induced liver cirrhosis were evaluated by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for presence of varices...
May 15, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503788/indicators-of-inappropriate-tumour-marker-use-through-the-mining-of-electronic-health-records
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Massimo Gion, Giulia Cardinali, Chiara Trevisiol, Marco Zappa, Giulia Rainato, Aline S C Fabricio
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Although the issue of monitoring appropriateness of tumour markers (TMs) request in outpatients remains crucial, proper indicators are still demanding. The present study developed and explored indicators of inappropriate TM ordering in outpatients through the data mining of electronic health records (EHRs). METHODS: Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), alfa-fetoprotein (AFP), carbohydrate antigen (CA)125, CA15.3, CA19.9, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) ordered in outpatients during a year were examined by mining EHRs of a Local Health Authority in Italy...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501584/thiamine-potentiates-chemoprotective-effects-of-ibuprofen-in-den-induced-hepatic-cancer-via-alteration-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-mechanism
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Muhammad Afzal, Imran Kazmi, Ruqaiyah Khan, Poonam Rana, Vikas Kumar, Fahad A Al-Abbasi, Mazin Zamzami, Firoz Anwar
Present study, was an effort to scrutinize the molecular and biochemical role of ibuprofen and thiamine combination in diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced HCC in Wistar rats. Single intraperitoneal injection of DEN (200 mg/kg) was used for induction of HCC in rats. The rats were divided into eight various groups. DEN induced rats were treated with pure ibuprofen (40 mg/kg) and thiamine in combination for the period of 12th weeks. The protocol was terminated after the 16th week. Exposure of DEN up-regulated the levels of different serum biochemical parameters, antioxidant enzyme level, Alfa-fetoprotein (AFP) and reduced the level of High density lipoprotein (HDL) in Wistar rats along with the alteration in pro-inflammatory cytokines viz...
May 10, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500686/factors-predicting-the-overall-response-and-overall-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-undergoing-balloon-occluded-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-b-tace-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
Takeshi Hatanaka, Hirotaka Arai, Mitsuhiko Shibasaki, Hiroki Tojima, Daichi Takizawa, Mitsuo Toyoda, Hisashi Takayama, Takehiko Abe, Ken Sato, Satoru Kakizaki, Masanobu Yamada
AIM: This study aimed to investigate the factors predicting the overall response and overall survival in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients undergoing balloon-occluded transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (B-TACE). METHODS: Sixty-six patients treated with B-TACE at a tertiary referral hospital between January 2011 and August 2015 were included in this retrospective cohort study. RESULTS: The overall response was classified as complete response (CR), partial response (PR), stable disease (SD), and progressive disease (PD) in 35 (53...
May 12, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498467/antibody-to-human-%C3%AE-fetoprotein-inhibits-cell-growth-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-by-resuscitating-the-pten-molecule-in-vitro-experiments
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Kiyoshi Ohkawa, Tadashi Asakura, Yutaka Tsukada, Tomokazu Matsuura
It has been proposed that α-fetoprotein (AFP) is a new member of the intracellular signaling molecule family of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT signaling pathway via interaction with the phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN). In this study, the effects of anti-human AFP antibody on the functions of PTEN were examined using an AFP-producing human hepatoma cell line. The antibody caused significant inhibition of cell growth, compared to a normal IgG control, with the accumulation of intracellular immune complexes followed by significant reduction of cytosolic functional AFP...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497465/designing-3d-selective-adiabatic-radiofrequency-pulses-with-single-and-parallel-transmission
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Albert Jang, Xiaoping Wu, Edward J Auerbach, Michael Garwood
PURPOSE: To introduce a method of designing single and parallel transmit (pTx) 3D adiabatic π pulses for inverting and refocusing spins that are insensitive to transmit B1 ( B1+) inhomogeneity. THEORY AND METHODS: A 3D adiabatic pulse is created by replacing each piece-wise constant element (or sub-pulse) of an adiabatic full passage (AFP) by a 2D selective pulse. In this study, the parent AFP is an HS1 and each sub-pulse is a 2D pulse derived from a jinc function designed using a spiral k-trajectory...
May 12, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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