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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431317/ambient-pm2-5-exposure-and-premature-mortality-burden-in-the-holy-city-varanasi-india
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Vaishali Jain, Sagnik Dey, Sourangsu Chowdhury
More than 3 million population residing in the holy city Varanasi and sub-urban areas is exposed to very high level of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from various sources. Continuous monitoring by Central Pollution Control Board started only in 2015; therefore what was the pollution level in the past and how it has changed over the years are not known. We use MODIS aerosol products to infer PM2.5 and examine 15-year climatology. Data shows a rapid (1.5-3% per year) increase in PM2.5 in the last 15 years and high (87% days in a year) persistence of PM2...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430867/emerging-evidence-for-the-role-of-differential-tumor-microenvironment-in-breast-cancer-racial-disparity-a-closer-look-at-the-surroundings
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Sachin Kumar Deshmukh, Sanjeev K Srivastava, Nikhil Tyagi, Aamir Ahmad, Ajay P Singh, Ahmed Al Ghadhban, Donna L Dyess, James E Carter, Kari Dugger, Seema Singh
Although increased awareness leading to early detection and prevention, as well as advancements in treatment strategies, have resulted in superior clinical outcomes, African American women with breast cancer continue to have greater mortality rates, compared to Caucasian American counterparts. Moreover, African American women are more likely to have breast cancer at a younger age and be diagnosed with aggressive tumor sub-types. Such racial disparities can be attributed to socioeconomic differences, but it is increasingly being recognized that these disparities may indeed be due to certain genetic and other non-genetic biological differences...
April 18, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430658/the-influence-of-marital-status-on-the-survival-of-patients-with-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Fangfang Wang, Xiaoyan Xie, Xiaoming Yang, Guoqing Jiang, Jian Gu
Marital status is viewed as an independent prognostic factor for survival in various cancers. But, little is known about the relationship between marital status and hodgkin lymphoma (HL) outcomes. To investigate the impact of marital status on the survival of patients with HL, we identified 37884 cases from 1988 to 2013 in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. The Kaplan-Meier method and multivariate Cox regression model were used for analyzing the influence of marital status on cause-specific survival (CSS)...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430640/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-prostate-cancer-an-overview
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REVIEW
Micaela Montanari, Sabrina Rossetti, Carla Cavaliere, Carmine D'Aniello, Maria Gabriella Malzone, Daniela Vanacore, Rossella Di Franco, Elvira La Mantia, Gelsomina Iovane, Raffaele Piscitelli, Raffaele Muscariello, Massimiliano Berretta, Sisto Perdonà, Paolo Muto, Gerardo Botti, Attilio Antonio Montano Bianchi, Bianca Maria Veneziani, Gaetano Facchini
Prostate cancer is a main urological disease associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Radical prostatectomy and radiotherapy are potentially curative for localized prostate cancer, while androgen deprivation therapy is the initial systemic therapy for metastatic prostate disease. However, despite temporary response, most patients relapse and evolve into castration resistant cancer.Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a complex gradual process that occurs during embryonic development and/or tumor progression...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430631/loss-of-steroid-hormone-receptors-is-common-in-malignant-pleural-and-peritoneal-effusions-of-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-endocrine-therapy
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Willemijne A M E Schrijver, Karianne Schuurman, Annelot van Rossum, Ton Peeters, Natalie Ter Hoeve, Wilbert Zwart, Paul J van Diest, Cathy B Moelans
Discordance in estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), progesterone receptor (PR), androgen receptor (AR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status between primary breast cancers and solid distant metastases ("conversion") has been reported previously. Even though metastatic spread to the peritoneal and pleural cavities occurs frequently and is associated with high mortality, the rate of receptor conversion and the prognostic implications thereof remain elusive.We therefore determined receptor conversion in 91 effusion metastases (78 pleural, 13 peritoneal effusions) of 69 patients by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization...
February 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430613/development-of-comprehensive-nomograms-for-evaluating-overall-and-cancer-specific-survival-of-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-neck-dissection
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Xiao Shi, Wei-Ping Hu, Qing-Hai Ji
BACKGROUND: Neck dissection for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) patients could provide complementary prognostic information for AJCC N staging, like lymph node ratio (LNR). The aim of this study was to develop effective nomograms to better predict survival for LSCC patients treated with neck dissection. RESULTS: 2752 patients were identified and randomly divided into training (n = 2477) and validation (n = 275) cohorts. The 3- and 5-year probabilities of cancer-specific mortality (CSM) were 30...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430586/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-a-rising-star-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine-of-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Xiaomin Liu, Ping Wang, Caiyan Zhang, Zhongliang Ma
Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. In tumors, the important role of noncoding RNA regulatory networks has been more and more reveal. EGFR has been identified as an oncogenic driver of NSCLC, especially activating mutations EGFR and its inhibition with specific TKIs can generate dramatic tumor responses. Studies have shown that EGFR plays significant roles in the progression of NSCLC. Subset analysis of the small proportion of patients with EGFR-mutant lung cancer showed a disease-free survival benefit, but was underpowered to detect a survival advantage...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430584/short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopy-assisted-versus-open-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Jian-Xian Lin, Ju-Li Lin, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ze-Ning Huang, Chang-Ming Huang
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been designed to evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG), and a retrospective study of a large patient cohort is valuable before conducting randomized controlled clinical trials. RESULTS: Among all patients, age, tumor location, histologic type, pT stage, pN stage and pTNM stage significantly differed between the LATG group and OTG group. After the propensity score matching, the clinicopathological characteristics did not significantly differ between groups...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430337/circulating-neuregulin-1-and-galectin-3-can-be-prognostic-markers-in-breast-cancer
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Francesca De Iuliis, Gerardo Salerno, Ludovica Taglieri, Rosina Lanza, Patrizia Cardelli, Susanna Scarpa
BACKGROUND: It is important to identify novel plasmatic biomarkers that can contribute to assessing the prognosis and outcome of breast cancer patients. Neuregulin-1 (NRG1) and galectin-3 (Gal-3) are proteins that are involved in breast cancer development and patient survival; therefore, we studied whether the serum concentration of these 2 proteins can be correlated to breast cancer progression. METHODS: Plasmatic NRG1 and Gal-3 were evaluated in 25 healthy controls and 50 breast cancer patients at baseline and at 3 and 6 months after treatment with anthracyclines and taxanes, with or without trastuzumab...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429473/surgery-for-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Hayley Barnes, Katharine See, Stephen Barnett, Renée Manser
BACKGROUND: Current treatment guidelines for limited-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) recommend concomitant platinum-based chemo-radiotherapy plus prophylactic cranial irradiation, based on the premise that SCLC disseminates early, and is chemosensitive. However, although there is usually a favourable initial response, relapse is common and the cure rate for limited-stage SCLC remains relatively poor. Some recent clinical practice guidelines have recommended surgery for stage 1 (limited) SCLC followed by adjuvant chemotherapy, but this recommendation is largely based on the findings of observational studies...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429188/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-on-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-is-associated-with-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Misu Lee, Jeong Yong Jeon, Micheal L Neugent, Jung-Whan Kim, Mijin Yun
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Several studies have investigated the relationship between (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography and the prognosis of patients with HCC, although the relationship between (18)F-FDG uptake and expression of EMT-related proteins in these patients remains unclear. We retrospectively enrolled 116 patients with HCC treated by curative surgical resection and who underwent (18)F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for preoperative staging...
April 20, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428947/update-on-programmed-death-1-and-programmed-death-ligand-1-inhibition-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-or-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Marco A J Iafolla, Rosalyn A Juergens
PURPOSE: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has a large worldwide prevalence with a high mortality rate. Chemotherapy has offered modest improvements in survival over the past two decades. Immune checkpoint modulation with programmed death-1 (PD-1) or programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibition has shown the promise of changing the future landscape of cancer therapy. This update reviews recent advances in the treatment of NSCLC with immune checkpoint modulation. METHODS: Publications and proceedings were identified from searching PubMed and proceedings from the annual meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society for Medical Oncology, and European Lung Cancer Conference...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428880/long-term-complete-remission-with-ipilimumab-in-metastatic-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-case-report-of-two-patients
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Luc Cabel, Elika Loir, Gwenaelle Gravis, Pernelle Lavaud, Christophe Massard, Laurence Albiges, Giulia Baciarello, Yohann Loriot, Karim Fizazi
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and the fourth leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Although major progress has been achieved in the last years for patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), thanks to next-generation androgen receptor axis targeted drugs, taxanes, and bone-targeted agents, immunotherapy has not been widely approved and used for the treatment of prostate cancer. Two large studies with ipilimumab, an anti-CTLA-4 (cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4) antibody reported improved progression-free survival, but not statistically improved overall survival at the primary analysis (CA184 043 and CA184 095)...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428633/inhibition-of-glutathione-metabolism-attenuates-esophageal-cancer-progression
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Liang Peng, Ruixia Linghu, Demeng Chen, Jing Yang, Xiaoxue Kou, Xiang-Zhen Wang, Yi Hu, Yi-Zhou Jiang, Junlan Yang
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is a deadly malignancy with regard to mortality and prognosis, and the 5-year survival rate for all patients diagnosed with ESCC remains poor. A better understanding of the biological mechanisms of ESCC tumorigenesis and progression is of great importance to improve treatment of this disease. In this study, we demonstrated that the glutathione metabolism pathway is highly enriched in ESCC cells compared with normal esophageal epithelial cells in an in vivo mouse model...
April 21, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428487/association-between-serum-vitamin-d-and-all-cause-and-cause-specific-death-in-a-general-japanese-population%C3%A3-the-hisayama-study
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Kaoru Umehara, Naoko Mukai, Jun Hata, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Tomoyuki Ohara, Daigo Yoshida, Hiro Kishimoto, Takanari Kitazono, Sumio Hoka, Yutaka Kiyohara, Toshiharu Ninomiya
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the association between serum vitamin D levels and mortality in general Asian populations.Methods and Results:We examined the association of serum 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D) levels with the risk of all-cause and cause-specific death in an average 9.5-year follow-up study of 3,292 community-dwelling Japanese subjects aged ≥40 years (2002-2012). The multivariable-adjusted hazard ratio (HR) for all-cause death increased significantly with lower serum 1,25(OH)2D levels (HR 1...
April 20, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428355/plasma-urate-cancer-incidence-and-all-cause-mortality-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Camilla J Kobylecki, Shoaib Afzal, Børge G Nordestgaard
BACKGROUND: Observationally, high plasma urate is associated with high risk of cancer. We using a Mendelian randomization design to test the hypothesis that high concentrations of plasma urate are associated with high cancer incidence and all-cause mortality observationally and genetically. METHODS: We performed observational and genetic analyses using plasma urate and the urate solute carrier family 2 member 9 (SLC2A9) rs7442295 genotype in 86210 individuals from the Copenhagen General Population Study...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428185/investments-in-cancer-research-awarded-to-uk-institutions-and-the-global-burden-of-cancer-2000-2013-a-systematic-analysis
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Mahiben Maruthappu, Michael G Head, Charlie D Zhou, Barnabas J Gilbert, Majd A El-Harasis, Rosalind Raine, Joseph R Fitchett, Rifat Atun
OBJECTIVES: To systematically categorise cancer research investment awarded to United Kingdom (UK) institutions in the period 2000-2013 and to estimate research investment relative to disease burden as measured by mortality, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and years lived with disability (YLDs). DESIGN: Systematic analysis of all open-access data. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Public and philanthropic funding to all UK cancer research institutions, 2000-2013...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428106/gata3-immunohistochemistry-in-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-as-a-urothelial-marker-as-well-as-a-prognosticator
#18
Satoshi Inoue, Taichi Mizushima, Kazutoshi Fujita, Abdelrazak Meliti, Hiroki Ide, Seiji Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Fushimi, George J Netto, Norio Nonomura, Hiroshi Miyamoto
Immunohistochemistry of a transcription factor, GATA3, has been widely used as a promising urothelial marker in diagnostic surgical pathology practice. However, the expression status of GATA3 in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinomas (UUTUCs) and its prognostic significance have not been fully investigated. We immunohistochemically stained for GATA3 in 99 UUTUC samples and paired non-neoplastic urothelial tissues. GATA3 was positive in 51 [51.5%; 32 (32.3%) weak, 11 (11.1%) moderate, 8 (8.1%) strong] of 99 UUTUCs, which was significantly lower than in benign urothelium [79 (96...
April 17, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428005/older-age-impacts-on-survival-outcome-in-patients-receiving-curative-surgery-for-solid-cancer
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Chang-Hsien Lu, Shu-Hui Lee, Keng-Hao Liu, Yu-Shin Hung, Chao-Hui Wang, Yung-Chang Lin, Ta-Sen Yeh, Wen-Chi Chou
BACKGROUND: Given the global increase in aging populations and cancer incidence, understanding the influence of age on postoperative outcome after cancer surgery is imperative. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of age on survival outcome in solid cancer patients receiving curative surgery. METHODS: A total of 37,288 patients receiving curative surgeries for solid cancers between 2007 and 2012 at four affiliated Chang Gung Memorial Hospital were included in the study...
April 17, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427967/mechanisms-underlying-hiv-associated-non-infectious-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Rachel M Presti, Sonia C Flores, Brent E Palmer, Jeffrey J Atkinson, Catherine R Lesko, Bryan Lau, Andrew P Fontenot, Jesse Roman, John F McDyer, Homer L Twigg
Pulmonary disease remains a primary source of morbidity and mortality in persons living with HIV (PLWH), although the advent of potent combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has resulted in a shift from predominantly infectious to noninfectious pulmonary complications. PLWH are at high risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypertension, and lung cancer even in the era of cART. The underlying mechanisms of this are incompletely understood, but recent research in both human and animal models suggest that oxidative stress, expression of matrix metalloproteinases, and genetic instability may result in lung damage which predisposes PLWH to these conditions...
April 17, 2017: Chest
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