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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729418/myc-regulated-mevalonate-metabolism-maintains-brain-tumor-initiating-cells
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Xiuxing Wang, Zhi Huang, Qiulian Wu, Briana C Prager, Stephen C Mack, Kailin Yang, Leo J Y Kim, Ryan C Gimple, Yu Shi, Sisi Lai, Qi Xie, Tyler E Miller, Christopher G Hubert, Anne Song, Zhen Dong, Wenchao Zhou, Xiaoguang Fang, Zhe Zhu, Vaidehi Mahadev, Shideng Bao, Jeremy N Rich
Metabolic dysregulation drives tumor initiation in a subset of glioblastomas harboring isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutations, but metabolic alterations in glioblastomas with wildtype IDH are poorly understood. MYC promotes metabolic reprogramming in cancer, but targeting MYC has proven notoriously challenging. Here, we link metabolic dysregulation in patient-derived brain tumor initiating cells (BTICs) to a nexus between MYC and mevalonate signaling, which can be inhibited by statin or 6-fluoromevalonate treatment...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726527/the-comparison-and-estimation-of-the-prognostic-value-of-lipid-profiles-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-depends-on-cancer-stage-advancement
#2
Edyta Idalia Wolny-Rokicka, Andrzej Tukiendorf, Jerzy Wydmański, Agnieszka Zembroń-Łacny
Lipid profiles and prostate cancer have a controversial relationship, and the predictive ability of lipids in determining cancer risk estimation is still questionable. This study demonstrates a significance assessment of the plasma lipid profiles of subjects with prostate cancer. Locoregional subjects irradiated with external beam therapy were compared to prostate cancer subjects with bone metastases. The histopathologic diagnosis of 103 subjects (71 locoregional [Group 1] and 32 palliative [Group 2]) were analyzed and compared using their blood samples, total cholesterol (CHL), triglycerides (TG), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720842/pre-diagnostic-statin-use-lymph-node-status-and-mortality-in-women-with-stages-i-iii-breast-cancer
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Amelia Smith, Laura Murphy, Lina Zgaga, Thomas I Barron, Kathleen Bennett
BACKGROUND: Recent meta-analyses suggest that pre-diagnostic statin use is associated with reduced breast cancer-specific mortality. Studies have shown that high breast tumour expression of the statin target (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme-A reductase) is associated with lymph-node negative cancer. Therefore, we examined the association between pre-diagnostic statin use and; lymph node status, breast cancer-specific and all-cause mortality. METHODS: Women with stages I-III breast cancer were identified from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (N=6314)...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713941/additive-antitumor-effects-of-celecoxib-and-simvastatin-on-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in%C3%A2-vitro
#4
Thomas Gehrke, Agmal Scherzad, Stephan Hackenberg, Pascal Ickrath, Philipp Schendzielorz, Rudolf Hagen, Norbert Kleinsasser
Lipid-lowering statins as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been reported to possess cancer-protective effects in many epidemiologic cohort studies. However, the underlying mechanisms of these findings are mostly unknown. To evaluate possible additive antitumor effects of statins and NSAIDs in vitro, PJ-41 and HLaC78 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells (HNSCC) were treated with 40 µM celecoxib, 50 µM simvastatin or a combination of both. Analysis of tumor viability, proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle changes and secretion of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) was conducted via MTT assay, Annexin V-propidium iodide test, cell cycle analysis, colony assay and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711915/statin-use-and-endometrial-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis
#5
Weimin Xie, Qiaoling Zhu, Qiao Liu, Yingxia Wang, Jing Yang, Lili Hu
Several studies have evaluated the association between statin use and endometrial cancer risk. We carried out a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomized studies to evaluate the effect of statins on endometrial cancer risk. A comprehensive search of electronic databases, conference abstracts and clinical trial registers was conducted for published and unpublished results. Studies that evaluated exposure to statins and endometrial cancer risk were considered. Pooled relative risks (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using either a fixed-effects or a random-effects model...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710496/dietary-geranylgeraniol-can-limit-the-activity-of-pitavastatin-as-a-potential-treatment-for-drug-resistant-ovarian-cancer
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Elizabeth de Wolf, Marwan Ibrahim Abdullah, Stefanie M Jones, Karen Menezes, Darren M Moss, Falko P Drijfhout, Sarah R Hart, Clare Hoskins, Euan A Stronach, Alan Richardson
Pre-clinical and retrospective studies of patients using statins to reduce plasma cholesterol have suggested that statins may be useful to treat cancer. However, prospective clinical trials have yet to demonstrate significant efficacy. We have previously shown that this is in part because a hydrophobic statin with a long half-life is necessary. Pitavastatin, the only statin with this profile, has not undergone clinical evaluation in oncology. The target of pitavastatin, hydroxymethylglutarate coenzyme-A reductase (HMGCR), was found to be over-expressed in all ovarian cancer cell lines examined and upregulated by mutated TP53, a gene commonly altered in ovarian cancer...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700275/guideline-based-statin-eligibility-cancer-events-and-noncardiovascular-mortality-in-the-framingham-heart-study
#7
Amit Pursnani, Joseph M Massaro, Ralph B D'Agostino, Christopher J O'Donnell, Udo Hoffmann
Purpose Cancer and cardiovascular disease share risk factors, and there is some evidence that statins reduce cancer mortality. We sought to determine the accuracy of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association statin eligibility criteria to identify individuals at a higher risk of developing cancer or of dying as a result of cancer or other noncardiovascular causes. Methods We included 2,196 participants (50.5 ± 8.1 years of age; 55% female) who were statin naïve and free of cancer at baseline from the offspring and third-generation cohorts of the community-based longitudinal Framingham Heart Study...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700151/-common-medications-and-prostate-cancer-what-is-the-association
#8
Arnas Rakauskas, Nuno Grilo, Olivier M'Baya, Patrice Jichlinski, Massimo Valerio, Dominik Berthold
A possible association between prostate cancer and metabolic syndrome has recently been observed. Further, multiple experimental and epidemiologic studies have recently reported a probable association between common medications and prostate cancer. In this article, we summarize the results of those studies that explore the role of aspirin, oral antidiabetic medication and statins.
November 30, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697149/the-influence-of-statins-on-risk-and-patient-survival-in-colorectal-cancer
#9
Baoge Qu, Hao Qu
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July 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691139/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-use-of-statins-is-associated-with-a-reduced-incidence-of-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma
#10
Tom Thomas, Yoon Loke, Ian L P Beales
PURPOSE: Laboratory studies have suggested that statins may have useful anti-cancer effects against Barrett's epithelial cancer lines. A variety of effects have been reported in clinical studies. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between statin use and the development of oesophageal cancer. Multiple databases were searched for studies reporting the association of statin use and oesophageal cancer. Meta-analysis on the relationship between statin use and cancer incidence was performed...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683466/commonly-used-medications-and-endometrial-cancer-survival-a-population-based-cohort-study
#11
Omolara B Sanni, Úna C Mc Menamin, Chris R Cardwell, Linda Sharp, Liam J Murray, Helen G Coleman
BACKGROUND: Increasing incidence and new indications for existing drugs make it important to identify new adjuvant therapies for endometrial cancer (EC). METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of 3058 newly diagnosed EC cases from 1998 to 2010, identified through record linkages between the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink, the National Cancer Research Datalink and death registrations from the Office of National Statistics. Using Cox regression models, unadjusted and adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for EC-specific survival...
July 6, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682909/statins-intake-and-risk-of-liver-cancer-a-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-cohort-studies
#12
Changhong Yi, Zhenggui Song, Maolin Wan, Ya Chen, Xiang Cheng
Previous studies have indicated that statins intake was associated with liver cancer risk, but presented controversial results.Studies in PubMed and EMBASE were searched update to February 2017 to identify and quantify the potential dose-response association between statins intake and liver cancer.Six eligible studies involving a total of 11,8961 participants with 9530 incident cases were included in this meta-analysis. Statistically significant association was observed between increasing statins intake and liver cancer risk reduction (OR = 0...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673245/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-complicated-with-apical-thrombus-formation-on-first-day-of-the-illness-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, Laura C Lindsay, S Vinothan, Sampath Withanawasam, Vajira Senarathne, Milinda Withana
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by transient systolic dysfunction of the apical and mid segments of the left ventricle in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Intraventricular thrombus formation is a rare complication of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and current data almost exclusively consists of isolated case reports and a few case series. Here we describe a case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy with formation of an apical thrombus within 24 h of symptom onset, which has been reported in the literature only once previously, to the best of our knowledge...
July 3, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668359/the-balance-between-induction-and-inhibition-of-mevalonate-pathway-regulates-cancer-suppression-by-statins-a-review-of-molecular-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Yasin Ahmadi, Amir Ghorbanihaghjo, Hassan Argani
Statins are widely used drugs for their role in decreasing cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic patients. Statins through inhibition of Hydroxy Methyl Glutaryl-CoA Reductase (HMGCR), the main enzyme of the cholesterol biosynthesis pathway, inhibit mevalonate pathway that provides isoprenoids for prenylation of different proteins such as Ras superfamily which has an essential role in cancer developing. Inhibition of the mevalonate/isoprenoid pathway is the cause of the cholesterol independent effects of statins or pleotropic effects...
June 28, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667245/a-screen-for-inducers-of-bhlh-activity-identifies-pitavastatin-as-a-regulator-of-p21-rb-phosphorylation-and-e2f-target-gene-expression-in-pancreatic-cancer
#15
Nicholas Villarino, Lia Signaevskaia, Jaco van Niekerk, Rachel Medal, Heejung Kim, Reyhaneh Lahmy, Kathleen Scully, Anthony Pinkerton, SangWun Kim, Andrew Lowy, Pamela Itkin-Ansari
The average survival for patients with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDA) is merely 6 months, underscoring the need for new therapeutic approaches. During PDA progression, pancreatic acinar cells lose activity of the ClassI/II bHLH factors that regulate quiescence. We previously found that promoting transcriptional activity of the Class I bHLH factor E47 in highly aggressive PDA cells induced stable growth arrest in vitro and in vivo. To translate these findings for clinical utility, we developed a high throughput screening platform to identify small molecule inducers of Class I/II bHLH activity...
June 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660228/necrotizing-autoimmune-myopathy-a-rare-variant-of-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#16
Noman Ahmed Jang Khan, Shaza Khalid, Saad Ullah, Muhammad Umair Malik, Samer Makhoul
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are an unusual group of myopathies with annual incidence of 1 in 100 000 people in the United States. Necrotizing autoimmune myopathy comprises only 16% of this group. It usually presents with severe proximal weakness, lower extremity weakness, and severe fatigue while very rarely does it present with dysphagia and respiratory muscle weakness. Statin use, cancer, and connective tissue disorder are the usual associated risk factors. Anti-signal recognition particle and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase are the 2 most common autoantibodies associated with necrotizing autoimmune myopathy...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652873/the-value-of-complementing-administrative-data-with-abstracted-information-on-smoking-and-obesity-a-study-in-kidney-cancer
#17
Madhur Nayan, Robert J Hamilton, Antonio Finelli, Peter C Austin, Girish S Kulkarni, David N Juurlink
INTRODUCTION: Variables, such as smoking and obesity, are rarely available in administrative databases. We explored the added value of including these data in an administrative database study evaluating the association of statin use with survival in kidney cancer. METHODS: We linked administrative data with chart-abstracted data on smoking and obesity for 808 patients undergoing nephrectomy for kidney cancer. Base models consisted of variables from administrative databases (age, sex, year of surgery, and different measures of comorbidity [to compare their sensitivity to smoking and obesity data]); extended models added chart-abstracted data...
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645427/antidiabetic-medication-statins-and-the-risk-of-endometrioid-endometrial-cancer-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#18
Reetta Arima, Mikko Marttila, Ari Hautakoski, Martti Arffman, Reijo Sund, Pirjo Ilanne-Parikka, Jenni Kangaskokko, Esa Läärä, Ulla Puistola, Marianne Hinkula
OBJECTIVE: To gain further evidence of an association between the incidence of endometrial cancer (EC) and the use of metformin, other antidiabetic medication (ADM) and statins in women with type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 92,366 women with newly diagnosed T2D was obtained from a diabetes register (FinDM). 590 endometrioid ECs were observed during the follow-up time. Poisson regression was utilized to estimate the hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) of the endometrioid EC in relation to the use of metformin, other oral ADM, insulin and statins...
June 20, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644162/would-lipophilic-statin-therapy-as-a-prognostic-factor-improve-survival-in-patients-with-uterine-cervical-cancer
#19
Moo-Kon Song, Byoung-Sub Shin, Chung-Sik Ha, Won-Young Park
OBJECTIVES: In vitro studies showed that lipophilic statins inhibit cell growth, adhesion, and invasion and induce apoptosis in cancer cell lines. In uterine cervical cancer, several important factors including age, stage, anemia, lymphovascular invasion, lymph node metastases, and parametrial spread were known to significantly predict survival. We investigated whether statin therapy as a prognostic factor would significantly predict survival in cervical cancer. METHODS: Patients with stages IB to IV cervical cancer who received radical hysterectomy and/or para-aortic lymph node dissection were included...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641310/potentiating-the-effects-of-radiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-the-role-of-aspirin-statins-and-metformin-as-adjuncts-to-therapy
#20
K J Gash, A C Chambers, D E Cotton, A C Williams, M G Thomas
BACKGROUND: Complete tumour response (pCR) to neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy for rectal cancer is associated with a reduction in local recurrence and improved disease-free and overall survival, but is achieved in only 20-30% of patients. Drug repurposing for anti-cancer treatments is gaining momentum, but the potential of such drugs as adjuncts, to increase tumour response to chemo-radiotherapy in rectal cancer, is only just beginning to be recognised. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted and all studies investigating the use of drugs to enhance response to neo-adjuvant radiation in rectal cancer were included...
July 11, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
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