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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782359/brca1-mutations-associated-with-increased-risk-of-brain-metastases-in-breast-cancer-a-1-2-matched-pair-analysis
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Peter J Zavitsanos, David E Wazer, Jaroslaw T Hepel, Yihong Wang, Kamaljeet Singh, Kara L Leonard
BACKGROUND: Brain metastases (BM) occur in ∼5% of breast cancer patients. BRCA1-associated cancers are often basal-like and basal-like cancers are known to have a predilection for central nervous system metastases. We performed a matched-pair analysis of breast cancer patients with and without BRCA mutations and compared the frequency of BM in both groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From a database of 1935 patients treated for localized breast cancer at our institution from 2009 to 2014 we identified 20 patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and manually matched 40 patients without BRCA mutations accounting for age, stage, estrogen receptor expression, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) expression...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781575/brn2-a-pouerful-driver-of-melanoma-phenotype-switching-and-metastasis
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Mitchell E Fane, Yash Chhabra, Aaron G Smith, Richard A Sturm
The POU domain family of transcription factors play a central role in embryogenesis and are highly expressed in neural crest cells and the developing brain. BRN2 is a class III POU domain protein that is a key mediator of neuroendocrine and melanocytic development and differentiation. While BRN2 is a central regulator in numerous developmental programs, it has also emerged as a major player in the biology of tumourigenesis. In melanoma, BRN2 has been implicated as one of the master regulators of the acquisition of invasive behavior within the phenotype-switching model of progression...
May 21, 2018: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778285/subcutaneous-tissue-metastasis-from-glioblastoma-multiforme-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Natalia Frade Porto, Juan Delgado Fernández, María de Los Ángeles García Pallero, Juan Ramón Penanes Cuesta, Paloma Pulido Rivas, Ricardo Gil Simoes
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common primary brain tumor, despite an aggressive clinical course, less than 2% of patients develop extraneural metastasis. We present a 72-year-old male diagnosed with a right temporal glioblastoma due to headache. He underwent total gross resection surgery and after that the patient was treated with adyuvant therapy. Five months after the patient returned with trigeminal neuralgia, and MRI showed an infratemporal cranial mass which infiltrates masticator space, the surrounding bone, the temporal muscle and superior cervical and parotid lymph nodes...
May 16, 2018: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777533/combination-of-apatinib-and-continuous-nutritional-support-for-a-gastric-cancer-patient-with-brain-metastasis-prolongs-survival
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Y Yang, X Pei, M Yang
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Gastric cancer is the most common gastrointestinal malignant tumour in China, which rarely metastasizes into the central nervous system. However, brain metastasis leads to increased risk of death. CASE SUMMARY: Here, we report a case of brain metastasis from gastric cancer, which was treated with apatinib and continual nutritional support, with a survival time of 2 years. WHAT IS NEW AND CONCLUSION: The combination of apatinib and continual nutritional support may be an option for the treatment of brain metastasis from gastric cancer...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774766/negative-prognostic-factors-and-resulting-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-included-in-the-italian-nivolumab-expanded-access-program
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Sergio Bracarda, Luca Galli, Marco Maruzzo, Giovanni Lo Re, Sebastiano Buti, Adolfo Favaretto, Francesco Di Costanzo, Cosimo Sacco, Marco Merlano, Claudia Mucciarini, Elena Zafarana, Sante Romito, Antonio Maestri, Carmelo G Giorgio, Maria T Ionta, Daniele Turci, Ugo De Giorgi, Giuseppe Procopio, Enrico Cortesi, Diana Giannarelli, Camillo Porta
AIM: We report the outcomes observed with nivolumab in metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients with poor prognostic features enrolled in the Italian expanded access program. PATIENTS & METHODS: Nivolumab was available for patients who relapsed after at least one prior systemic treatment in the advanced or metastatic setting. RESULTS: Of 389 patients, 32 (8%) had brain metastasis, 129 (33%) had liver and 193 (50%) had bone metastasis. These subpopulations achieved a disease control rate of 53, 45 and 47%, respectively...
May 18, 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774659/magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation-of-treatment-efficacy-and-prognosis-for-brain-metastases-in-lung-cancer-patients-after-radiotherapy-a-preliminary-study
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Yuhui Liu, Xibin Liu, Liang Xu, Liheng Liu, Yuhong Sun, Minghuan Li, Haiyan Zeng, Shuanghu Yuan, Jinming Yu
BACKGROUND: This study used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to monitor changes to brain metastases and investigate the imaging signs used to evaluate treatment efficacy and determine prognosis following radiotherapy for brain metastases from lung cancer. METHODS: A total of 60 non-small cell lung cancer patients with brain oligometastases were selected. MRI scans were conducted before and 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, and 30 months after radiotherapy. The tumor and peritumoral edema diameters, Cho/Cr values, elevation of the Lip peak value, and whether the island (yu-yuan) sign or high-signal ring were present on T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) imaging were recorded for each metastasis...
May 17, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768334/a-case-report-of-b-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-with-brain-metastases-clinical-and-pathological-significance-of-head-trauma-misdiagnosis
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Jian Shi, Jale Manzo, Yiwu Zhou, Peter Agovino, Song Wu
INTRODUCTION: B lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LBL) is a rare type of lymphoma that originates from precursor lymphocytes. B-BLB in adults with brain metastases is extremely rare as the disease mainly affects children and adults. Therefore, such a seldom-seen case can easily trigger a dispute regarding clinical diagnosis and treatment.This paper reports the case of a 22-year-old man hospitalized for a head injury that resulted from a physical altercation. Upon admission to the hospital, the patient was diagnosed with a diffuse axonal injury (DAI)...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766935/brain-metastasis-and-their-management-a-current-perspective
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Kuntal Kanti Das, Sushila Jaiswal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764516/somatic-mutation-landscape-of-a-meningioma-and-its-pulmonary-metastasis
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Yaran Du, Ting Lu, Song Huang, Fangfang Ren, Gang Cui, Jian Chen
BACKGROUND: Extracranial metastasis (ENM) of meningiomas is extremely rare, and typically occurs several years after a primary tumor is diagnosed. However, the genetic changes underlying ENM events have not yet been investigated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old male patient was sent to the emergency room of our hospital because of a sudden fall. Magnetic resonance imaging detected a mass at the right frontal sagittal sinus. He underwent tumor resection and recovered well, but post-operative computed tomography revealed three lumps on the right side of his chest...
May 4, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762855/real-world-treatment-practice-in-patients-with-advanced-melanoma-in-the-nivolumab-era-five-novel-italian-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
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R Depenni, C De Rossi, M De Tursi, R Marconcini, T Troiani
OBJECTIVE: The approval of the anti-PD1 antibody nivolumab has provided a significant therapeutic opportunity in the landscape of metastatic melanoma. In pivotal clinical trials, nivolumab improved clinical outcomes with a great safety profile. However, in real-world practice, the majority of the population with metastatic melanoma does meet one or more eligibility criteria of pivotal trials, since they have an ECOG-PS ≥ 2 or active/untreated known brain metastases. Waiting for larger real-wold studies that are currently lacking, but would be crucial to confirm the efficacy of nivolumab in challenging patients and to detect rare adverse events that could not be noticed in pivotal trials, this review collects both literature and unpublished case reports on nivolumab treatment in metastatic melanoma...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762071/vla-4-mediated-adhesion-of-melanoma-cells-on-the-blood-brain-barrier-is-the-critical-cue-for-melanoma-cell-intercalation-and-barrier-disruption
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Ana B García-Martín, Pascale Zwicky, Thomas Gruber, Christoph Matti, Federica Moalli, Jens V Stein, David Francisco, Gaby Enzmann, Mitchell P Levesque, Ekkehard Hewer, Ruth Lyck
Melanoma is the most aggressive skin cancer in humans. One severe complication is the formation of brain metastasis, which requires extravasation of melanoma cells across the tight blood-brain barrier (BBB). Previously, VLA-4 has been assigned a role for the adhesive interaction of melanoma cells with non-BBB endothelial cells. However, the role of melanoma VLA-4 for breaching the BBB remained unknown. In this study, we used a mouse in vitro BBB model and imaged the shear resistant arrest of melanoma cells on the BBB...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755916/a-case-of-sinonasal-undifferentiated-carcinoma-with-brain-metastases
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Julianna Sienna, Nhu-Tram Nguyen, Julie Arsenault, Ian Hodson, Brandon Meyers
Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC) is a rare aggressive neoplasm arising in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. We report a unique case of an 80-year-old man who presented with a locally advanced SNUC involving the ethmoid, sphenoid, and maxillary sinuses and bilateral lymph nodes, clinical T4N2M0. Given his age and the initial extent of his primary tumour, he was treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by chemoradiation with a split course of 50 Gray (Gy) in 40 fractions delivered twice a day...
March 13, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755905/a-case-of-neurotrophic-keratopathy-concomitant-to-brain-metastasis
#13
Chiara Bonzano, Elisabetta Bonzano, Carlo Alberto Cutolo, Riccardo Scotto, Carlo Enrico Traverso
We report a case of a 63-year-old Caucasian female referred to the cornea service of Clinica Oculistica with a neurotrophic corneal ulcer, decreased corneal sensitivity, absent corneal reflex, and decreased lacrimation. The medical record review was relevant for mastectomy and adjuvant therapy for breast cancer complicated by pontocerebellar angle metastasis. Eye patching and application of antibiotic and vitamin ointments were prescribed at first, without a significant improvement. Thus, treatment with autologous serum was started...
March 12, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755127/a-novel-long-non-coding-rna-linc-znf469-3-promotes-lung-metastasis-through-mir-574-5p-zeb1-axis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Po-Shun Wang, Cheng-Han Chou, Cheng-Han Lin, Yun-Chin Yao, Hui-Chuan Cheng, Hao-Yi Li, Yu-Chung Chuang, Chia-Ning Yang, Luo-Ping Ger, Yu-Chia Chen, Forn-Chia Lin, Tang-Long Shen, Michael Hsiao, Pei-Jung Lu
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients usually lead to poor prognosis and survival because of metastasis. The major sites for TNBC metastasis include the lungs, brain, liver, and bone. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are non-protein-coding transcripts longer than 200 nucleotides and have been reported as important regulators in BC metastasis. However, the underlying mechanisms for lncRNAs regulating TNBC metastasis are not fully understood. Here we found that linc-ZNF469-3 was highly expressed in lung-metastatic LM2-4175 TNBC cells and overexpression of linc-ZNF469-3 enhanced invasion ability and stemness properties in vitro and lung metastasis in vivo...
May 14, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753296/mortality-specific-comorbidity-among-inpatients-with-epilepsy-a-preliminary-cross-sectional-study-in-west-china
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Yang Si, Xiaoqiang Xiao, Hongbin Sun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the current condition of mortality-specific comorbidity among hospitalized patients with epilepsy (PWE). METHODS: The discharge abstract records of PWE from over 730,000 admissions were extracted from the hospital medical database. Fourteen mortality-related comorbidities from an epilepsy-specific index (ESI) were selected for the present assessment. The hospital-based prevalence of these comorbidities was estimated...
May 9, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753293/risk-assessment-of-in-hospital-mortality-of-patients-with-epilepsy-a-large-cohort-study
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Yang Si, Xiaoqiang Xiao, Shunju Xiang, Jing Liu, Qianning Mo, Hongbin Sun
PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore the mortality risks of hospitalized patients with epilepsy (PWE). METHODS: Our data source was extracted from discharge abstracts in a hospital medical database. Various clinical variables, including demographical characteristics, natural features of epilepsy, and comprehensive set of comorbidities, were screened to investigate the risk. Comorbidities were defined using a validated ICD-10-based classification. The distributions of comorbid conditions and demographics were presented...
May 9, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753168/serum-timp1-and-timp2-concentration-in-patients-with-different-grades-of-meningioma
#17
Farhad Mashayekhi, Alia Saberi, Sohail Mashayekhi
OBJECTIVE: Meningiomas are common primary brain tumors that constitute about 13% of all intracranial tumors. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is able to degrade the extracellular matrix and basement membrane leading to cancer cell invasion and metastasis. MMPs are specifically inhibited by a family of small extracellular proteins known as the tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs). The objective of this project was to evaluate serum concentration of TIMP-1 and TIMP-2 in patients with different grades of meningioma...
May 2, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750708/endometrioid-adenocarcinoma-with-solitary-metastasis-to-the-appendix-mimicking-primary-appendiceal-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Qiujie Ma, Jianshe Wu
Metastatic tumors of the appendix are rare. Endometrial cancer tends to metastasize by directly invading neighboring structures; the lung, liver, bones, and brain are common sites of distant metastasis. Herein, we present a case of a solitary endometrial metastatic tumor in the appendiceal mucosa without serosal involvement that mimicked a primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix. The patient who had undergone a radical hysterectomy for an endometrioid adenocarcinoma 3 years earlier presented to the hospital with a history of persistent right-lower abdominal pain...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749569/postoperative-hypofractionated-stereotactic-brain-radiation-hsrt-for-resected-brain-metastases-improved-local-control-with-higher-bed-10
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Aryavarta M S Kumar, Jonathan Miller, Seth A Hoffer, David B Mansur, Michael Coffey, Simon S Lo, Andrew E Sloan, Mitchell Machtay
INTRODUCTION: HSRT directed to large surgical beds in patients with resected brain metastases improves local control while sparing patients the toxicity associated with whole brain radiation. We review our institutional series to determine factors predictive of local failure. METHODS: In a total of 39 consecutive patients with brain metastases treated from August 2011 to August 2016, 43 surgical beds were treated with HSRT in three or five fractions. All treatments were completed on a robotic radiosurgery platform using the 6D Skull tracking system...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748024/expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-its-receptor-trkb-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-and-a-malignant-phenotype-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Shinichi Kimura, Taishi Harada, Kayo Ijichi, Kentaro Tanaka, Renpeng Liu, Daisuke Shibahara, Yuko Kawano, Kohei Otsubo, Yasuto Yoneshima, Eiji Iwama, Yoichi Nakanishi, Isamu Okamoto
OBJECTIVES: TrkB is a receptor for brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and is highly expressed in various cancers, with BDNF-TrkB signaling having been implicated in tumor progression and metastasis. The role of the BDNF-TrkB system in small cell lung cancer (SCLC), a neuroendocrine cancer, has remained unclear, however. We examined BDNF and TrkB expression in SCLC patients as well as the function of BDNF-TrkB signaling in SCLC cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: BDNF and TrkB expression in tumor specimens of 58 SCLC patients and 20 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients was examined by immunohistochemistry and was scored on the basis of the distribution and intensity of staining...
June 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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