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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163677/trim37-promotes-tumor-cell-proliferation-and-drug-resistance-in-pediatric-osteosarcoma
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Yanling Tao, Meiyun Xin, Huanchen Cheng, Zongxuan Huang, Tiantian Hu, Teng Zhang, Jianlong Wang
Osteosarcoma (OS) is among the most frequently occurring bone tumors, particularly in children. Clinical treatment of OS is limited due to several factors including resistance to chemotherapy drugs and metastasis, and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, tripartite motif containing 37 (TRIM37) expression levels were upregulated in tumor samples and associated with the development of drug resistance in OS. Furthermore, chemotherapy drug treatment (doxorubicin, cisplatin and methotrexate) induced TRIM37 expression in OS cells in vitro...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161788/aggressive-supratentorial-ependymoma-rela-fusion-positive-with-extracranial-metastasis-a-case-report
#2
Seong-Ik Kim, Yoojin Lee, Seung Ki Kim, Hyoung Jin Kang, Sung-Hye Park
Ependymoma is the third most common pediatric primary brain tumor. Ependymomas are categorized according to their locations and genetic abnormalities, and these two parameters are important prognostic factors for patient outcome. For supratentorial (ST) ependymomas, RELA fusion-positive ependymomas show a more aggressive behavior than YAP1 fusion-positive ependymomas. Extracranial metastases of intra-axial neuroepithelial tumors are extremely rare. In this paper, we report a case of aggressive anaplastic ependymoma arising in the right frontoparietal lobe, which had genetically 1q25 gain, CDKN2A homozygous deletion, and L1CAM overexpression...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148922/feasibility-and-safety-of-using-thoracic-and-lumbar-cortical-bone-trajectory-pedicle-screws-in-spinal-constructs-in-children-technical-note
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Jonathan N Sellin, Jeffrey S Raskin, Kristen A Staggers, Alison Brayton, Valentina Briceño, Amee J Moreno, Andrew Jea
Thoracic and lumbar cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws have been described in adult spine surgery. They have likewise been described in pediatric CT-based morphometric studies; however, clinical experience in the pediatric age group is limited. The authors here describe the use of cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws in posterior instrumented spinal fusions from the upper thoracic to the lumbar spine in 12 children. This dedicated study represents the initial use of cortical screws in pediatric spine surgery...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143958/intraspinal-mesenchymal-chondrosarcoma-report-of-a-pediatric-case-and-literature-review
#4
Angela Di Giannatale, Marta Colletti, Ida Russo, Valentina Ferruzzi, Vito Andrea Dell' Anna, Raffaele Cozza, Giovanna Stefania Colafati, Raffaella Messina, Angela Mastronuzzi, Rita De Vito, Giuseppe Maria Milano
PURPOSE: Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MCS) is an aggressive variant of chondrosarcoma and is a rare tumor, particularly within the pediatric population. Commonly, MCS originates in the bone, but it can also arise in extraskeletal sites, such as the brain and the intraspinal area. Due to the rarity of this tumor, there are no guidelines for its optimal treatment. METHODS: We report a case of intradural extramedullary MCS, located at the T11-T12 level, in a 14-year-old male...
November 15, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113313/whole-exome-analysis-in-osteosarcoma-to-identify-a-personalized-therapy
#5
Caterina Chiappetta, Massimiliano Mancini, Francesca Lessi, Paolo Aretini, Veronica De Gregorio, Chiara Puggioni, Raffaella Carletti, Vincenzo Petrozza, Prospero Civita, Sara Franceschi, Antonio G Naccarato, Carlo Della Rocca, Chiara M Mazzanti, Claudio Di Cristofano
Osteosarcoma is the most common pediatric primary non-hematopoietic bone tumor. Survival of these young patients is related to the response to chemotherapy and development of metastases. Despite many advances in cancer research, chemotherapy regimens for osteosarcoma are still based on non-selective cytotoxic drugs. It is essential to investigate new specific molecular therapies for osteosarcoma to increase the survival rate of these patients. We performed exomic sequence analyses of 8 diagnostic biopsies of patients with conventional high grade osteosarcoma to advance our understanding of their genetic underpinnings and to correlate the genetic alteration with the clinical and pathological features of each patient to identify a personalized therapy...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110068/prognostic-value-of-metabolic-indices-and-bone-marrow-uptake-pattern-on-preoperative-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-pediatric-patients-with-neuroblastoma
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Chao Li, Jian Zhang, Suyun Chen, Shuo Huang, Shuqi Wu, Linlin Zhang, Fengxian Zhang, Hui Wang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prognostic value of metabolic parameters and bone marrow uptake (BMU) patterns on pretherapeutic 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in pediatric patients with neuroblastoma (NB). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-seven pediatric patients with newly diagnosed neuroblastoma who underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT were retrospectively reviewed. Clinicopathological factors and metabolic parameters including maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), total lesion glycolysis (TLG) and bone marrow uptake patterns on PET/CT were compared to predict recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) by univariate and multivariate analysis...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099727/supplemental-computational-phantoms-to-estimate-out-of-field-absorbed-dose-in-photon-radiotherapy
#7
Kyle Joseph Gallagher, Jaad Tannous, Racile Nabha, Joelle Ann Feghali, Zeina Ayoub, Wassim T Jalbout, Bassem Youssef, Phillip J Taddei
The purpose of this study was to develop a straightforward method of supplementing patient anatomy and estimating out-of-field absorbed dose for a cohort of pediatric radiotherapy patients with limited recorded anatomy. A cohort of nine children, aged 2 to 14 years, who received three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for low grade localized brain tumors (LBTs), were randomly selected for this study. The extents of these patients' computed tomography simulation image sets were cranial only. To approximate their missing anatomy, we supplemented the LBT patients' image sets with computed tomography images of patients in a previous study with larger extents of matched sex, height, and mass and for whom contours of organs at risk for radiogenic cancer had already been delineated...
November 3, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075896/imaging-appearances-of-soft-tissue-tumors-of-the-pediatric-foot-review-of-a-15-year-experience-at-a-tertiary-pediatric-hospital
#8
REVIEW
Pablo Caro-Domínguez, Oscar M Navarro
Tumors of the foot are rare in children. In this review the authors illustrate radiographic, sonographic and MR imaging findings of foot soft-tissue tumors in children based on all cases presenting at a tertiary pediatric hospital during the 15-year period of 1999-2014. Among these cases there were 155 tumors of the foot - 72 of the bones and 83 of the soft tissues. Vascular malformations, fibromatosis and sarcomas were respectively the most frequent benign, intermediate and malignant soft-tissue tumors. Some tumors showed specific imaging findings...
November 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074422/suboccipital-craniotomy-versus-craniectomy-a-survey-of-practice-patterns
#9
Elizabeth N Kuhn, Gustavo Chagoya, Bonita S Agee, Mark R Harrigan
OBJECT: Open surgical access to the posterior fossa has traditionally been achieved by permanent bone removal and remains the mainstay of posterior fossa surgery, although craniotomy is an alternative. Considerable variation exists at both the national and international levels within a variety of neurological and neurosurgical disciplines. In this study we surveyed current practice patterns regarding preference of suboccipital craniotomy or craniectomy. METHODS: The membership directory of the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) was reviewed...
October 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070107/-clinical-analysis-of-7-children-with-mature-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#10
Jun Wang, Qin Lu, Lu-Lu He, Xiao-Yan Sun, Meng-Jiao Sun, Yong-Jun Fang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of CCCG-BNHL-2015 protocol in treatment of children with mature B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (mature B-ALL). METHODS: Seven pediatric patients with newly diagnosed mature B-ALL were treated by CCCG-BNHL-2015 protocol (risk group R4) in Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from November 2014 to January 2017. RESULTS: The median age of patients at initial diagnosis was 7.2 years (range 4...
October 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068433/diet-and-exercise-interventions-for-pediatric-cancer-patients-during-therapy-tipping-the-scales-for-better-outcomes
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REVIEW
Keri L Schadler, Eugenie S Kleinerman, Joya Chandra
Obesity at diagnosis is a negative prognostic indicator for several pediatric cancers including acute leukemia and bone tumors. Incidence of obesity in children has increased three-fold over the past 2 decades, and causes for this include poor diet, excessive caloric intake, and lack of physical activity, which are collectively referred to as energy balance-related behaviors. Few energy balance interventions have been implemented in pediatric cancer patients during treatment, and here we will probe the rationale for pursuing such studies...
October 25, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050112/-clinical-pathologic-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-of-19-relapsed-pediatric-b-cell-lymphoma
#12
S Huang, L Jin, J Yang, Y L Duan, M Zhang, C J Zhou, X L Ma, Y H Zhang
Objective: To review the clinical-pathology characteristics of 19 relapsed pediatric mature B cell lymphoma and to find the risk factors for recurrence and the feasible treatment after relapse. Method: Data of 212 pediatric B cell lymphomas cases in Beijing Children's Hospital from January 2006 to June 2015 were collected retrospectively. All the patients were treated according to the B cell lymphoma regimen of Beijing Children's Hospital. During the study period, 19 of 212 cases were relapsed; the clinio-pathological characteristics of relapsed patients before treatment and after relapse were analyzed retrospectively, the treatment outcomes after relapse were summarized and the patients were followed-up...
October 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050111/-a-long-term-follow-up-report-of-pediatric-relapsed-wilms-tumor-after-retreatment
#13
T Y Wang, C Pan, Y J Gao, W T Hu, Q D Ye, M Zhou, J Y Tang
Objective: To investigate the long-term efficacy and prognostic factors of pediatric relapsed Wilms tumor (WT) after retreatment. Method: Sixteen children in Shanghai Children's Medical Center with relapsed Wilms tumor were enrolled consecutively in this study between April 2006 and June 2016. All patients were diagnosed according to pathology, imaging and medical and surgical oncologist's assistance. Relapse treatment included surgical excision, chemotherapy and selective radiation therapy. The clinical features, long-term outcomes and prognostic factors of patients were analyzed retrospectively...
October 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050071/-poorly-differentiated-chordoma-with-ini1-loss-a-clinicopathologic-study
#14
J Y Feng, L Chen, Y Y Ma, H W Yang, L Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinicopathologic characteristics of poorly-differentiated chordoma with INI1 loss in children and to discuss the differential diagnosis. Methods: The clinical, radiological, histopathological profiles and molecular pathologic characteristics of two pediatric poorly differentiated chordoma cases with INI1 loss were reviewed. Results: The patients were a girl and a boy. Both lesions involved the slope. Both patients were presented with progressive muscle weakness or neck pain. Radiological examination showed clivus bone destruction and compression of the brain stem and cervical spinal cord...
October 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992567/conditional-survival-of-pediatric-adolescent-and-young-adult-soft-tissue-sarcoma-and-bone-tumor-patients
#15
Judy Y Ou, Holly Spraker-Perlman, Andrew C Dietz, Rochelle R Smits-Seemann, Sapna Kaul, Anne C Kirchhoff
BACKGROUND: Survival estimates for soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and malignant bone tumors (BT) diagnosed in pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients are not easily available. We present survival estimates based on a patient having survived a defined period of time (conditional survival). Conditional survival estimates for the short-term were calculated for patients from diagnosis to the first five years after diagnosis and for patients surviving in the long-term (up to 20 years after diagnosis)...
October 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971761/micrornas-in-neuroblastoma-biomarkers-with-therapeutic-potential
#16
Angela Galardi, Marta Colletti, Pietro Businaro, Concetta Quintarelli, Franco Locatelli, Angela Di Giannatale
BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor in infancy. The majority of children have a disseminated disease at diagnosis with bone marrow as the most common site of metastasis. Although several prognostic factors have been defined (i.e. age, stage, histology, recurrent genetic anomalies), the identification of non-invasive biomarkers for disease follow-up and therapy monitoring is indeed still a clinical need. Aberrant regulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) expression has been implicated in several malignancies...
October 3, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944406/downregulated-adhesion-associated-micrornas-as-prognostic-predictors-in-childhood-osteosarcoma
#17
L E A Delsin, G M Roberto, P F Fedatto, E E Engel, C A Scrideli, L G Tone, M S Brassesco
miRNAs have been identified as key regulators of almost all cellular processes, therefore, their dysregulation is involved with several diseases, including cancer. miRNAs specifically related to the metastastic cascade are called metastamiRs and can be involved with different steps of this process, including loss of adhesion. Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary malignant pediatric bone tumor that often presents metastatic disease at diagnosis; therefore, a deeper study of adhesion-associated miRNAs could shed light on its pathophysiology...
September 25, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938163/tumor-cell-targeted-delivery-of-crispr-cas9-by-aptamer-functionalized-lipopolymer-for-therapeutic-genome-editing-of-vegfa-in-osteosarcoma
#18
Chao Liang, Fangfei Li, Luyao Wang, Zong-Kang Zhang, Chao Wang, Bing He, Jie Li, Zhihao Chen, Atik Badshah Shaikh, Jin Liu, Xiaohao Wu, Songlin Peng, Lei Dang, Baosheng Guo, Xiaojuan He, D W T Au, Cheng Lu, Hailong Zhu, Bao-Ting Zhang, Aiping Lu, Ge Zhang
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a highly aggressive pediatric cancer, characterized by frequent lung metastasis and pathologic bone destruction. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA), highly expressed in OS, not only contributes to angiogenesis within the tumor microenvironment via paracrine stimulation of vascular endothelial cells, but also acts as an autocrine survival factor for tumor cell themselves, thus making it a promising therapeutic target for OS. CRISPR/Cas9 is a versatile genome editing technology and holds tremendous promise for cancer treatment...
September 13, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935694/cellular-kinetics-of-ctl019-in-relapsed-refractory-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#19
Karen Thudium Mueller, Shannon L Maude, David L Porter, Noelle Frey, Patricia Wood, Xia Han, Edward Waldron, Abhijit Chakraborty, Rakesh Awasthi, Bruce L Levine, J Joseph Melenhorst, Stephan A Grupp, Carl H June, Simon F Lacey
Tisagenlecleucel (CTL019) is an investigational immunotherapy that involves reprogramming a patient's own T cells with a transgene encoding a chimeric antigen receptor to identify and eliminate CD19-expressing cells. We previously reported that CTL019 achieved impressive clinical efficacy in patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), including the expansion and persistence of CTL019 cells, which correlates with response to therapy. Here, we performed formal cellular kinetic analyses of CTL019 in a larger cohort of 103 patients treated with CTL019 in 2 different diseases (ALL and CLL)...
September 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933651/characterization-of-h3-3k36m-as-a-tool-to-study-h3k36-methylation-in-cancer-cells
#20
Saumya M Sankaran, Or Gozani
Recurrent mutations at key lysine residues in the histone variant H3.3 are thought to play an etiologic role in the development of distinct subsets of pediatric gliomas and bone and cartilage cancers. H3.3K36M is one such mutation that was originally identified in chondroblastomas, and its expression in these tumors contributes to oncogenic reprogramming by triggering global depletion of dimethylation and trimethylation at H3K36 with a concomitant increase in the levels of H3K27 trimethylation. H3.3K36M expression can also cause epigenomic changes in cell types beyond chondrocytic cells...
September 21, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
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