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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240878/pulmonary-sarcomatoid-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-a-rare-cancer-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database
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Mohamed Rahouma, Mohamed Kamel, Navneet Narula, Abu Nasar, Sebron Harrison, Benjamin Lee, Brendon Stiles, Nasser K Altorki, Jeffrey L Port
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) is a rare malignant neoplasm that accounts for a small percentage of non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). At least 10% of PSCs has a spindle and/or giant cell component, which is often associated with a poor prognosis. We reviewed the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database for the clinicopathological characteristics and surgical outcomes of PSCs. METHODS: The SEER database (1973-2013) was queried for PSC...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239189/-immunotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer
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O Fiala, O Šorejs, M Pešek, J Fínek
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer occupies the leading position of cancer incidence and mortality worldwide, including in the Czech Republic. Despite significant advances in systemic oncology treatments, lung cancer still has the worst prognosis, which is driving the need for innovative therapies and methods to treat this disease. Immunotherapy is a developing area of systemic oncology treatment, which has recently begun to be significantly applied to patients with lung carcinoma. The most useful type of immunotherapy currently employs checkpoint inhibitors, including CTLA-4 inhibitors (ipilimumab and tremelimumab) and PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors (nivolumab, pembrolizumab, durvalumab, and avelumab)...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239042/special-types-of-thyroid-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Zubair W Baloch, Virginia A LiVolsi
This article reviews the small percentage of thyroid tumours that are not classified as classic papillary thyroid carcinoma, follicular thyroid carcinoma, and medullary thyroid carcinoma. It includes subtypes of papillary thyroid carcinoma, including, tall-cell, hobnail/micropapillary, columnar cell, diffuse sclerosing and solid variants. Poorly differentiated carcinoma, high-grade carcinoma and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma are reviewed. Also discussed are entities that are unusual but need to be recognized as primary thyroid neoplasms, i...
January 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239031/molecular-alterations-of-neuroendocrine-tumours-of-the-lung
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REVIEW
Giulio Rossi, Luca Bertero, Caterina Marchiò, Mauro Papotti
Neuroendocrine tumours of the lung comprise low [typical carcinoid (TC)], intermediate [atypical carcinoid (AC)] and high-grade [small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC)] malignancies, while a pre-invasive lesion [diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH)] may generate a subset of peripheral carcinoid tumours. These neoplasms are differentiated conventionally based on mitotic rate, presence of necrosis and cytological details, according to the 2015 World Health Organisation (WHO) classification...
January 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238267/augmented-expression-of-cardiac-ankyrin-repeat-protein-is-induced-by-pemetrexed-and-a-possible-marker-for-the-pemetrexed-resistance-in-mesothelioma-cells
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Yiyang Qin, Ikuo Sekine, Mengmeng Fan, Yuichi Takiguchi, Yuji Tada, Masato Shingyoji, Michiko Hanazono, Naoto Yamaguchi, Masatoshi Tagawa
Background: Pemetrexed (PEM) is an anti-cancer agent targeting DNA and RNA synthesis, and clinically in use for mesothelioma and non-small cell lung carcinoma. A mechanism of resistance to PEM is associated with elevated activities of several enzymes involved in nucleic acid metabolism. Methods: We established two kinds of PEM-resistant mesothelioma cells which did not show any increase of the relevant enzyme activities. We screened genes enhanced in the PEM-resistant cells with a microarray analysis and confirmed the expression levels with Western blot analysis...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238236/pro-gastrin-releasing-peptide-progrp-as-a-biomarker-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-diagnosis-monitoring-and-evaluation-of-treatment-response
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REVIEW
Ewa Wojcik, Jan Kanty Kulpa
Lung cancer belongs to malignant tumors that possess the highest rates of morbidity and mortality in the world. A number of morphological, biological and clinical features justify the distinction of small-cell carcinoma with respect to the other histological types of lung cancer. The predominant neuroendocrine phenotype is critical for the selection of biomarkers used in diagnostics, monitoring and evaluation of treatment response; early onset relapses in patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and the evaluation of their prognosis...
2017: Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238207/advances-in-t-cell-checkpoint-immunotherapy-for-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Xinmeng Qi, Bo Jia, Xue Zhao, Dan Yu
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has been found to be a complex group of malignancies characterized by their profound immunosuppression and high aggressiveness. In most cases of advanced HNSCC, treatment fails to obtain total cancer cure. Efforts are needed to develop new therapeutic approaches to improve HNSCC outcomes. In this light, T-cells "immune checkpoint" has attracted much attention in cancer immunotherapy. It has been broadly accepted that inhibitory T-cell immune checkpoints contribute to tumor immune escape through negative immune regulatory signals (cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 [CTLA-4], programmed cell death 1 [PD-1], B7-H3, and B7-H4, etc)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238201/diagnostic-significance-of-circulating-long-noncoding-rna-pcat6-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#8
Li Wan, Lin Zhang, Kai Fan, Jian-Jun Wang
Aim: We have previously shown that the long noncoding RNA prostate cancer-associated transcript 6 (PCAT6) promoted the proliferation and invasion of lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) cells. In this study, the diagnostic significance of tissue and serum PCAT6 was evaluated in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Materials and methods: Tissue expression of PCAT6 was systematically evaluated in five Gene Expression Omnibus datasets (GSE19804, GSE18842, GSE30219, GSE19188, and GSE27262)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237805/preclinical-evaluation-of-scc244-glumetinib-a-novel-potent-and-highly-selective-inhibitor-of-c-met-in-met-dependent-cancer-models
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Jing Ai, Yi Chen, Xia Peng, Yinchun Ji, Yong Xi, Yanyan Shen, Xinying Yang, Yi Su, Yi-Ming Sun, Yinglei Gao, Yuchi Ma, Bing Xiong, Jingkang Shen, Jian Ding, Meiyu Geng
Because the receptor tyrosine kinase c-Met plays a critical role in tumor growth, metastasis, tumor angiogenesis and drug resistance, the c-Met axis represents an attractive therapeutic target. Herein, we report the first preclinical characterization of SCC244, a novel, potent and highly selective inhibitor of c-Met kinase. SCC244 showed subnanomolar potency against c-Met kinase activity and high selectivity versus 312 other tested protein kinases, making it one of the most selective c-Met inhibitors described to date...
December 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237164/mir-124-inhibits-growth-and-enhances-radiation-induced-apoptosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-inhibiting-stat3
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Mengjie Wang, Bi Meng, Yangchen Liu, Jingwen Yu, Qiaoyun Chen, Yangchen Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A growing body of evidence indicates that the abnormal expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in sensitizing the cellular response to ionizing radiation (IR). The aim of this study was to investigate whether the expression of miR-124 correlated with radiosensitivity in the context of non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). METHODS: Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to quantify miR-124 expression in NSCLC tissues and cell lines...
December 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236331/reduction-of-histone-marks-h3k9me3-and-h3k27me3-by-epidrug-induces-neuroendocrine-differentiation-in-prostate-cancer
#11
Eunsohl Lee, Jingcheng Wang, Younghun Jung, Frank C Cackowski, Russell S Taichman
Neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NE PCa) is an aggressive malignancy, often presenting with advanced metastasis. We previously reported that reduction of histone marks regulated by DNMT1 following epidrug (5-Azacitidine, 5-Aza) treatment controls induction of epithelial to mesenchymal (EMT) and a cancer stem cell (CSC) phenotype, which facilitates tumorigenesis in PCa cells. Here, we use the epidrug 5-Aza as a model for how histone marks may regulate the reprogramming of prostate adenocarcinoma into NE phenotypic cells...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235520/ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme-e2t-ube2t-and-denticleless-protein-homolog-dtl-are-linked-to-poor-outcome-in-breast-and-lung-cancers
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Javier Perez-Peña, Verónica Corrales-Sánchez, Eitan Amir, Atanasio Pandiella, Alberto Ocana
Protein ubiquitination and degradation represent druggable vulnerabilities of cancer cells. We used gene expression and functional annotation analyses to identify genes in the ubiquitin pathway which are differentially expressed between normal breast and basal-like tumors. With this approach we identified 16 ubiquitin related genes overexpressed in basal-like breast cancers compared with normal breast. We then explored the association between these genes and outcomes using the KMPlotter online tool. Two genes, the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme E2T (UBE2T) and the denticleless protein homolog (DTL) were overexpressed and linked with detrimental outcome in basal-like and luminal breast cancer patients...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234153/netrin-1-elicits-metastatic-potential-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cell-by-enhancing-cell-invasion-migration-and-vasculogenic-mimicry-via-emt-induction
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Xiaofei Zhang, Ping Cui, Beichen Ding, Yuening Guo, Kaiyu Han, Jianing Li, Hong Chen, Wei Zhang
Ectopic expression of netrin-1 has been validated in several cancers including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Recent research confirms the critical role of netrin-1 in NSCLC growth and its prognostic value. Unfortunately, its contribution in NSCLC metastasis remains elusive. Here, netrin-1 had relatively high expression in NSCLC tissues and cells, especially in high metastatic groups. Notably, netrin-1 overexpression aggravated the malignant metastatic behavior of NSCLC cells, including cell invasion, migration, and vasculogenic mimicry (VM), whereas netrin-1 depression reversely dampened the metastatic potential...
December 12, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233192/methanolic-extract-of-euchelus-asper-exhibits-in-ovo-anti-angiogenic-and-in-vitro-anti-proliferative-activities
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Sweta Agrawal, Sachin Chaugule, Shashank More, Gargi Rane, Madhavi Indap
BACKGROUND: The marine environment is a rich source of bioactive natural products. Many of the marine bioactive compounds have been derived successfully from molluscs. Euchelus asper is a marine mollusc which is commonly found in the intertidal rocky regions of the Mumbai coast. The present study was focused on evaluating the anti-angiogenic and anti- proliferative activities of methanolic extract of Euchelus asper (EAME). METHODS: The anti-angiogenic activity of EAME (50-800 μg/mL) was assessed by chick chorio-allantoic membrane (CAM) model wherein multiple parameters in the CAM blood vessels were analysed through morphometric and histological investigations...
December 12, 2017: Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232802/-sarcomatoid-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-including-an-osteosarcoma-element
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Kouzaburou Tanuma, Koji Kawai, Haruki Tsuchiya, Yoshitaka Matsumoto, Shuya Kandori, Takahiro Kojima, Tomokazu Kimura, Akira Joraku, Jun Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Akiko Sakata
A 68-year-old Japanese man was referred to Tsukuba University Hospital for bladder cancer treatment. He had undergone a transurethral resection of a bladder tumor (TURBT) at a local hospital, but the pathological specimen did not contain muscle layer. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 3 cm non-papillary bladder tumor with muscle invasion, but there was no apparent calcification. The patient underwent re-TURBT at our hospital for diagnosis and staging. A non-papillary pedunculated tumor was identified in the bladder dome, and it contained a small papillary part...
November 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232796/-four-cases-of-bacteremia-caused-by-helicobacter-cinaedi-in-the-urological-ward-at-about-the-same-time
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Yoshiki Hiyama, Satoshi Takahashi, Naotaka Nishiyama, Mami Nakae, Satoshi Fujii, Masaaki Shinagawa, Naoya Masumori
Here we report the outbreak of bacteremia caused by Helicobacter cinaedi (H. cinaedi) in the urology ward. Case 1 was a man in his seventies with prostate cancer. Bacteremia caused by H. cinaedi developed 6 days after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. Case 2 was a man in his sixties with small cell carcinoma of the prostate. Bacteremia developed at 5 days of docetaxel therapy. Case 3 was a man in his fifties with left renal pelvis carcinoma. Bacteremia developed 3 days after laparoscopic left nephroureterectomy...
November 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230817/ebv-encoded-mirnas-target-atm-mediated-response-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Raymond W-M Lung, Pok-Man Hau, Ken H-O Yu, Kevin Y Yip, Joanna H-M Tong, W-P Chak, Anthony W-H Chan, Ka-Hei Lam, Angela K-F Lo, Edith K-Y Tin, Shuk-Ling Chau, Jesse C-S Pang, Johnny S-H Kwan, Pierre Busson, Lawrence S Young, Lee-Fah Yap, Sai-Wah Tsao, Ka-Fai To, Kwok-Wai Lo
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a highly invasive epithelial malignancy that is prevalent in southern China and Southeast Asia. It is consistently associated with latent Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. In NPC, miR-BARTs, the EBV-encoded miRNAs derived from BamH1-A rightward transcripts are abundantly expressed and contribute to cancer development by targeting various cellular and viral genes. In this study, we establish a comprehensive transcriptional profile of EBV-encoded miRNAs in a panel of NPC patient-derived xenografts and an EBV-positive NPC cell line by small RNA sequencing...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230706/differential-diagnosis-of-the-small-renal-masses-role-of-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-of-the-diffusion-weighted-mri
#18
Yulian Mytsyk, Ihor Dutka, Borys Yuriy, Iryna Maksymovych, Martin Caprnda, Katarina Gazdikova, Luis Rodrigo, Peter Kruzliak, Polina Illjuk, Ammad Ahmad Farooqi
INTRODUCTION: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 3% of adult malignancies and more than 90% of neoplasms arising from the kidney. Uninformative percutaneous kidney biopsies vary from 10 to 23%. As a result, 7.5-33.6% of partial nephrectomies in patients with small renal masses (SRM) are performed on benign renal tumors. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of the diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of MRI, as RCC imaging biomarker for differentiation of SRM...
December 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230631/the-investigation-of-ceranib-2-on-apoptosis-and-drug-interaction-with-carboplatin-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-in-vitro
#19
Merve Yildiz-Ozer, Pinar Oztopcu-Vatan, Gokhan Kus
Ceramide is found to be involved in inhibition of cell division and induction of apoptosis in certain tumour cells. Ceranib-2 is an agent that increases ceramide levels by inhibiting ceramidase in cancer cells. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effects of ceranib-2 on cell survival, apoptosis and interaction with carboplatin in human non-small cell lung cancer cells. The cytotoxic effect of ceranib-2 (1-100 µM) was determined by MTT assay in human lung adenocarcinoma (A549) and large cell lung carcinoma (H460) cells...
December 11, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229323/mri-based-assessment-of-3d-intrafractional-motion-of-head-and-neck-cancer-for-radiation%C3%A2-therapy
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Oliver J Gurney-Champion, Dualta McQuaid, Alex Dunlop, Kee H Wong, Liam C Welsh, Angela M Riddell, Dow-Mu Koh, Uwe Oelfke, Martin O Leach, Christopher M Nutting, Shreerang A Bhide, Kevin J Harrington, Rafal Panek, Kate L Newbold
PURPOSE: To determine the 3-dimensional (3D) intrafractional motion of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance images from 56 patients with HNSCC in the treatment position were analyzed. Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging consisted of 3D images acquired every 2.9 seconds for 4 minutes 50 seconds. Intrafractional tumor motion was studied in the 3 minutes 43 seconds of images obtained after initial contrast enhancement...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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