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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732213/comparison-of-blood-collection-tubes-from-three-different-manufacturers-for-the-collection-of-cell-free-dna-for-liquid-biopsy-mutation-testing
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Christina Alidousty, Danielle Brandes, Carina Heydt, Svenja Wagener, Maike Wittersheim, Stephan Christian Schäfer, Barbara Holz, Sabine Merkelbach-Bruse, Reinhard Büttner, Jana Fassunke, Anne Maria Schultheis
The improvement in sensitive techniques has allowed the detection of tumor-specific aberrations in circulating tumor (ct) DNA. Amplification-refractory mutation system PCR has been used for the analysis of ctDNA to detect resistance-causing mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor gene (eg, EGFR T790M) in lung cancer patients. So far, Streck tubes have been widely used as standard blood collection tubes. Here, we compared blood collection tubes manufactured by Streck with tubes from Roche and Qiagen regarding their utility in stabilizing ctDNA in plasma samples...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730730/renal-impairment-hampers-bisphosphonate-treatment-in-a-quarter-of-lung-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastasis
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Katalin Fábián, Rita Puskás, Tímea Kakuk, László Prés, Dorottya Fejes, Zsolt Szegedi, Lívia Rojkó, Zoltán Szállási, Balázs Döme, Orsolya Pipek, Judit Moldvay
Renal function impairment in lung cancer patients with bone metastases was investigated, as this can limit the application of bisphosphonates representing the gold standard in the management of such cases. Clinicopathological data of 570 lung cancer patients were retrospectively analysed for changes in renal function parameters. Co-morbidities included hypertension (50%), COPD (33%) and diabetes mellitus (15%). Statistical analysis was performed with Fisher's exact tests and a Cox proportional hazards model...
July 21, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729763/serum-and-plasma-metabolomic-biomarkers-for-lung-cancer
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Nishith Kumar, Md Shahjaman, Md Nurul Haque Mollah, S M Shahinul Islam, Md Aminul Hoque
In drug invention and early disease prediction of lung cancer, metabolomic biomarker detection is very important. Mortality rate can be decreased, if cancer is predicted at the earlier stage. Recent diagnostic techniques for lung cancer are not prognosis diagnostic techniques. However, if we know the name of the metabolites, whose intensity levels are considerably changing between cancer subject and control subject, then it will be easy to early diagnosis the disease as well as to discover the drug. Therefore, in this paper we have identified the influential plasma and serum blood sample metabolites for lung cancer and also identified the biomarkers that will be helpful for early disease prediction as well as for drug invention...
2017: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717660/a-novel-molecular-diagnostics-platform-for-somatic-and-germline-precision-oncology
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Rubén Cabanillas, Marta Diñeiro, David Castillo, Patricia C Pruneda, Cristina Penas, Guadalupe A Cifuentes, Álvaro de Vicente, Noelia S Durán, Rebeca Álvarez, Gonzalo R Ordóñez, Juan Cadiñanos
BACKGROUND: Next-generation sequencing (NGS) opens new options in clinical oncology, from therapy selection to genetic counseling. However, realization of this potential not only requires succeeding in the bioinformatics and interpretation of the results, but also in their integration into the clinical practice. We have developed a novel NGS diagnostic platform aimed at detecting (1) somatic genomic alterations associated with the response to approved targeted cancer therapies and (2) germline mutations predisposing to hereditary malignancies...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707652/thermal-ablation-in-the-management-of-adrenal-metastasis-originating-from-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-5-year-single-center-experience
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Evanthia I Botsa, Ioanna L Thanou, Aspasia T Papatheodoropoulou, Loukas I Thanos
BACKGROUND: Treatment of adrenal metastasis from lung carcinoma may prolong survival in the selected patients. However, not all patients can undergo surgery; thus, minimally invasive ablation procedures such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA) have gained acceptance as alternative treatment methods. This study summarized a 5-year single-center experience regarding the evaluation of safety and efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided thermal ablation in the management of adrenal metastasis originating from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
July 13, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694742/clinical-validation-of-a-blood-based-classifier-for-diagnostic-evaluation-of-asymptomatic-individuals-with-pulmonary-nodules
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Charles E Birse, Jennifer L Tomic, Harvey I Pass, William N Rom, Robert J Lagier
BACKGROUND: The number of pulmonary nodules detected in the US is expected to increase substantially following recent recommendations for nationwide CT-based lung cancer screening. Given the low specificity of CT screening, non-invasive adjuvant methods are needed to differentiate cancerous lesions from benign nodules to help avoid unnecessary invasive procedures in the asymptomatic population. We have constructed a serum-based multi-biomarker panel and assessed its clinical accuracy in a retrospective analysis of samples collected from participants with suspicious radiographic findings in the Prostate, Lung, Chest and Ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694485/circulating-tumor-cells-in-peripheral-and-pulmonary-venous-blood-predict-poor-long-term-survival-in-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Yunsong Li, Xu Cheng, Zhong Chen, Yi Liu, Zhidong Liu, Shaofa Xu
We tested the hypothesis that circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in preoperative peripheral blood (PPB) and intraoperative pulmonary venous blood (IPVB) could predict poor long-term survival in resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. CTCs were separated from blood using magnetic beads coated with antibodies against epithelial-cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) via magnetic-activated cell sorting (MACS). CTCs were quantified with fluorescence-labeled antibodies against pan-cytokeratin through flow cytometry...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693207/-99m-tc-lhrh-in-tumor-receptor-imaging
#8
Dawei Hao, Lingfei Sun, Xiang Hu, Xiaowen Hao
Detection of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) also known as luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) in the relevant tumor tissue and normal tissues and organs in vivo expression was investigated. To examine the method of direct radio labeling of LHRH by (99m)Tc with relatively high radiochemical purity and stability, screening the best labeling conditions, to establish a simple and reliable method of preparation of (99m)Tc-LHRH was undertaken. The detection of radioisotope-labeled LHRH distribution in mice, LHRH receptor imaging for the study and treatment of cancer basis were evaluated...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693166/quantitative-analysis-and-clonal-characterization-of-t-cell-receptor-%C3%AE-repertoires-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-cancer-vaccine
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Tu Mai, Atsushi Takano, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Takashi Hirose, Takahiro Mori, Koji Teramoto, Kazuma Kiyotani, Yusuke Nakamura, Yataro Daigo
With the development of cancer immunotherapy that may activate T cells, a practical and quantitative method to improve monitoring and/or prediction of immunological response of patients as a predictive biomarker is of importance. To examine possible biomarkers for a therapeutic cancer vaccine containing a mixture of three epitope peptides derived from cell division-associated 1, lymphocyte antigen 6 complex locus K and insulin-like growth factor-II mRNA-binding protein 3, T-cell receptor β (TCRβ) repertoires of blood samples from 24 patients with human leukocyte antigen-A*2402-positive non-small cell lung cancer were characterized prior to and following 8 weeks of the cancer vaccine treatment, by applying a next-generation sequencing method...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689358/comparison-of-bayesian-penalized-likelihood-reconstruction-versus-os-em-for-characterization-of-small-pulmonary-nodules-in-oncologic-pet-ct
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Brandon A Howard, Rustain Morgan, Matthew P Thorpe, Timothy G Turkington, Jorge Oldan, Olga G James, Salvador Borges-Neto
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the recently introduced Bayesian penalized likelihood PET reconstruction (Q.Clear) increases the visual conspicuity and SUVmax of small pulmonary nodules near the PET resolution limit, relative to ordered subset expectation maximization (OS-EM). METHODS: In this institutional review board-approved and HIPAA-compliant study, 29 FDG PET/CT scans performed on a five-ring GE Discovery IQ were retrospectively selected for pulmonary nodules described in the radiologist's report as "too small to characterize", or small lung nodules in patients at high risk for lung cancer...
July 8, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679765/sequential-tracking-of-pd-l1-expression-and-rad50-induction-in-circulating-tumor-and-stromal-cells-of-lung-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Daniel L Adams, Diane K Adams, Jianzhong He, Neda Kalhor, Ming Zhang, Ting Xu, Hui Gao, James M Reuben, Yawei Qiao, Ritsuko Komaki, Zhongxing Liao, Martin J Edelman, Cha-Mei Tang, Steven H Lin
Evidence suggests that PD-L1 can be induced with radiotherapy and may be an immune escape mechanism in cancer. Monitoring this response is limited as repetitive biopsies during therapy is impractical, dangerous and misses tumor stromal cells. Monitoring PD-L1 expression in both circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating stromal cells (CStCs) in blood based biopsies might be a practical alternative for sequential, non-invasive assessment of changes in tumor and stromal cells. <br /><br />Peripheral blood was collected before and after radiotherapy from 41 lung cancer patients, as was primary biopsies...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679647/technical-stability-and-biological-variability-in-micrornas-from-dried-blood-spots-a-lung-cancer-therapy-monitoring-showcase
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Mustafa Kahraman, Thomas Laufer, Christina Backes, Hannah Schrörs, Tobias Fehlmann, Nicole Ludwig, Jochen Kohlhaas, Eckart Meese, Thomas Wehler, Robert Bals, Andreas Keller
BACKGROUND: Different work flows have been proposed to use miRNAs as blood-borne biomarkers. In particular, the method used for collecting blood from patients can considerably influence the diagnostic results. METHODS: We explored whether dried blood spots (DBSs)(5) facilitate stable miRNA measurements and compared its technical stability with biological variability. First, we tested the stability of DBS samples by generating from 1 person 18 whole-genome-wide miRNA profiles of DBS samples that were exposed to different temperature and humidity conditions...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670371/circulating-tumor-cells-what-we-know-what-do-we-want-to-know-about-them-and-are-they-ready-to-be-used-in-clinics
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Zuzana Bielčiková, Anna Jakabová, Michael Pinkas, Milada Zemanová, Katarína Kološtová, Vladimír Bobek
Circulating tumor cells (CTC) present in peripheral blood are assigned precursors of advanced tumor disease. Simplicity of blood withdrawal procedure adds practically an unlimited possibility of the CTC-monitoring and the advantages of the repeated biopsies over time. CTC got prognostic, predictive and diagnostic status with the technologic advance. Although the clinical utility of CTC has reached the high evidence, the significance of CTC testing was presented in the treatment strategy mostly with palliative intention...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641565/d-amino-acid-analogues-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-cdt-exhibit-anti-cancer-properties-in-a549-a-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-cell-line
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Hedeel Guy Evans, Jeffrey W. Guthrie, Murali Jujjavarapu, Nathan Hendrickson, Anna Eitel, Yeji Park, Jennifer Garvey, Rebecca Newman, Daniel Esckilsen, Deborah L Heyl
The importance of the antitumor activity of some antimicrobial peptides is being increasingly recognized. The antimicrobial peptide, tachyplesin, has been shown to exhibit anticancer properties and a linear, cysteine deleted analogue (CDT), was found to retain its antibacterial function. We used sequence reversal and D-amino acids to synthesize four CDT analogues. We found that D-CDT exhibited the best bactericidal properties with the highest selectivity index. While the MIC was found to improve only modestly against S...
June 20, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638448/ratio-of-autoantibodies-of-tumor-suppressor-aimp2-and-its-oncogenic-variant-is-associated-with-clinical-outcome-in-lung-cancer
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Ji Ye Jung, Eun Young Kim, Arum Kim, Joon Chang, Nam Hoon Kwon, Youngji Moon, Eun Joo Kang, Jun Sik Sung, Hyunbo Shim, Sunghoon Kim, Yoon Soo Chang
Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase-interacting multi-functional protein 2 (AIMP2) works as potent tumor suppressor, while its splicing variant lacking exon 2 (AIMP2-DX2) competes with AIMP2 for binding to target proteins and compromises its anti-tumor activity. Assuming that AIMP2 and its variant AIMP2-DX2 could be released out to human sera in pathological condition, we investigated the diagnostic and prognostic usefulness of autoantibodies against AIMP2 and AIMP2-DX2 by measuring their serum levels in 80 normal and lung cancer samples that were matched in age, gender and smoking status...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625639/longitudinal-monitoring-of-ctdna-egfr-mutation-burden-from-urine-correlates-with-patient-response-to-egfr-tkis-a-case-series
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Nishan Tchekmedyian, Raja Mudad, Fernando F Blanco, Victoria M Raymond, Jordan Garst, Mark G Erlander, Eric Haura, David Berz
Targetable, somatic EGFR mutations are highly prevalent in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), making them eligible for tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy. Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), isolated from blood or urine, has been demonstrated to reliably identify somatic tumor associated EGFR mutations, specifically in patients with inconclusive biopsy. When conventional imaging modalities are inconclusive, quantitative assessment of systemic ctDNA burden has the potential to assess therapeutic response...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615714/platelet-distribution-width-correlates-with-prognosis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ming-Ming Cui, Na Li, Xing Liu, Zhi-Yuan Yun, Ye Niu, Yong Zhang, Boning Gao, Tiemin Liu, Rui-Tao Wang
Platelets play a multifaceted role in cancer progression and metastasis. Mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) are commonly used platelet parameters from routine blood test. The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between platelet indices and prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 270 patients who were diagnosed with NSCLC between January 2009 and December 2009 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients' characteristics and hematologic tests data at initial diagnosis were collected...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615231/single-nucleotide-polymorphism-leading-to-false-allelic-fraction-by-droplet-digital-pcr
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Eric S Christenson, William B Dalton, David Chu, Ian Waters, Karen Cravero, Daniel J Zabransky, Amy DeZern, Ben Ho Park
BACKGROUND: Molecular-based diagnostics have great utility for cancer detection. We have used droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) as a platform for identifying mutations in circulating plasma tumor DNA (ptDNA). We present the unexpected finding of a spurious mutant allele fraction that was discovered to be artifactual because of the presence of a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in a patient sample. DESIGN AND METHODS: Probe and primer combinations for the K700 and V701 loci of the SF3B1 spliceosome gene were designed for ddPCR to identify the percentage of mutant and wild-type alleles...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609695/what-do-we-need-to-make-circulating-tumour-dna-ctdna-a-routine-diagnostic-test-in-lung-cancer
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Reyes Bernabé, Nicholas Hickson, Andrew Wallace, Fiona Helen Blackhall
The gold standard test for detection of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation is to genotype somatic DNA extracted from a tissue biopsy or cytology specimen. Yet, in at least 20% of patients this is not possible for various reasons including insufficient availability of neoplastic tissue, lack of fitness of the available tissue for a biopsy or that a biopsy is not technically feasible. Consequently, there has been intense investigation of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA), released into the plasma fraction of blood from cancer cells during apoptosis/necrosis, as a minimally invasive 'liquid biopsy' and surrogate for cancer tissue...
August 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607762/can-visual-assessment-of-blood-flow-patterns-by-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-distinguish-between-malignant-and-benign-lung-tumors
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Stefan Walbom Harders, Hans Henrik Madsen, Hanne Marie Nellemann, Torben Riis Rasmussen, Jesper Thygesen, Henrik Hager, Niels Trolle Andersen, Finn Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (DCE-CT) is a tool, which, in theory, can quantify the blood flow and blood volume of tissues. In structured qualitative analysis, parametric color maps yield a visual impression of the blood flow and blood volume within the tissue being studied, allowing for quick identification of the areas with the highest or lowest blood flow and blood volume. PURPOSE: To examine whether DCE-CT could be used to distinguish between malignant and benign lung tumors in patients with suspected lung cancer...
May 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
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