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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919662/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-anterior-tongue-is-tumour-thickness-an-indicator-for-cervical-metastasis
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P Loganathan, A Sayan, D W K Hsu, S Paraneetharan, V Ilankovan
The incidence of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tongue accounts for 90% of all malignancies affecting the oral cavity and oropharynx. The distribution between the anterior and posterior tongue is equal. Nodal metastasis is dependent on various factors including tumour thickness, site, size, differentiation, and perineural and perivascular invasion. There is increasing evidence of a close correlation between tumour thickness and metastasis. A retrospective study covering the 16-year period from 2000 to 2016 was performed...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917859/scn4b-acts-as-a-metastasis-suppressor-gene-preventing-hyperactivation-of-cell-migration-in-breast-cancer
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Emeline Bon, Virginie Driffort, Frédéric Gradek, Carlos Martinez-Caceres, Monique Anchelin, Pablo Pelegrin, Maria-Luisa Cayuela, Séverine Marionneau-Lambot, Thibauld Oullier, Roseline Guibon, Gaëlle Fromont, Jorge L Gutierrez-Pajares, Isabelle Domingo, Eric Piver, Alain Moreau, Julien Burlaud-Gaillard, Philippe G Frank, Stéphan Chevalier, Pierre Besson, Sébastien Roger
The development of metastases largely relies on the capacity of cancer cells to invade extracellular matrices (ECM) using two invasion modes termed 'mesenchymal' and 'amoeboid', with possible transitions between these modes. Here we show that the SCN4B gene, encoding for the β4 protein, initially characterized as an auxiliary subunit of voltage-gated sodium channels (NaV) in excitable tissues, is expressed in normal epithelial cells and that reduced β4 protein levels in breast cancer biopsies correlate with high-grade primary and metastatic tumours...
December 5, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914156/-intratechal-chemotherapy-treatment-through-an-ommaya-reservoir-catheter-for-meningeal-carcinomatosis-a-single-centre-experience
#3
José Pedro Lavrador, Nuno Simas, Edson Oliveira, Manuel Herculano Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Meningeal carcinomatosis is defined as tumour cells infiltration of leptomeninges and subarachnoid space. It is normally related with poor survival (2 - 5 months). The best multidisciplinary treatment for this condition is a matter of discussion. Patient's condition and the natural history of the disease should be considered in the decision making process. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of patients submitted to Ommaya Reservoir placement due to systemic solid tumour meningeal carcinomatosis between 2006 and 2014...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909934/current-achievements-and-future-perspectives-of-metronomic-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
Adriana Romiti, Rosa Falcone, Michela Roberto, Paolo Marchetti
In recent years, many anticancer drugs have been tested at metronomic dosages for a variety of tumours. Mechanisms of action attributed to metronomic chemotherapy (MCT) include antiangiogenesis, immunomodulation, direct inhibition of tumour growth, effect on tumour initiating cells and the modulation of clonal evolution. An active clinical research, aimed at testing MCT in several cancers, has been conducted over the past 15 years. However, because the majority of available results come from earlier phase II studies, mainly performed in the area of breast cancer (BC), it is clear that there are areas still to be investigated...
December 1, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906967/platinum-ii-iodido-complexes-of-7-azaindoles-with-significant-antiproliferative-effects-an-old-story-revisited-with-unexpected-outcomes
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Pavel Štarha, Ján Vančo, Zdeněk Trávníček, Jan Hošek, Jarmila Klusáková, Zdeněk Dvořák
A series of platinum(II) diiodido complexes containing 7-azaindole derivatives, having the general formula cis-[PtI2(naza)2] (1-8), has been prepared and thoroughly characterized, including X-ray structure analysis of cis-[PtI2(2Me4Claza)2]∙DMF (8∙DMF; 2Me4Claza = 2-methyl-4-chloro-7-azaindole). Complexes showed high in vitro cytotoxicity against nine human cancer cell lines (IC50 ranging from 0.4 to 12.8 μM), including the cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cell line (A2780R; IC50 = 1.0-3.5 μM). The results of in vivo testing, using the L1210 lymphocytic leukaemia model, at the equimolar doses of Pt with cisplatin (2 mg/kg) confirmed the activity of complex 8 comparable to cisplatin...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906175/impaired-haematopoietic-stem-cell-differentiation-and-enhanced-skewing-towards-myeloid-progenitors-in-aged-caspase-2-deficient-mice
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Swati Dawar, Nur Hezrin Shahrin, Nikolina Sladojevic, Richard J D'Andrea, Loretta Dorstyn, Devendra K Hiwase, Sharad Kumar
The apoptotic cysteine protease caspase-2 has been shown to suppress tumourigenesis in mice and its reduced expression correlates with poor prognosis in some human malignancies. Caspase-2-deficient mice develop normally but show ageing-related traits and, when challenged by oncogenic stimuli or certain stress, show enhanced tumour development, often accompanied by extensive aneuploidy. As stem cells are susceptible to acquiring age-related functional defects because of their self-renewal and proliferative capacity, we examined whether loss of caspase-2 promotes such defects with age...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905446/genomic-evolution-and-chemoresistance-in-germ-cell-tumours
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Amaro Taylor-Weiner, Travis Zack, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Jennifer L Guerriero, Brandon Bernard, Anita Reddy, G Celine Han, Saud AlDubayan, Ali Amin-Mansour, Steven E Schumacher, Kevin Litchfield, Clare Turnbull, Stacey Gabriel, Rameen Beroukhim, Gad Getz, Scott L Carter, Michelle S Hirsch, Anthony Letai, Christopher Sweeney, Eliezer M Van Allen
Germ-cell tumours (GCTs) are derived from germ cells and occur most frequently in the testes. GCTs are histologically heterogeneous and distinctly curable with chemotherapy. Gains of chromosome arm 12p and aneuploidy are nearly universal in GCTs, but specific somatic genomic features driving tumour initiation, chemosensitivity and progression are incompletely characterized. Here, using clinical whole-exome and transcriptome sequencing of precursor, primary (testicular and mediastinal) and chemoresistant metastatic human GCTs, we show that the primary somatic feature of GCTs is highly recurrent chromosome arm level amplifications and reciprocal deletions (reciprocal loss of heterozygosity), variations that are significantly enriched in GCTs compared to 19 other cancer types...
November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905400/lncbrm-initiates-yap1-signalling-activation-to-drive-self-renewal-of-liver-cancer-stem-cells
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Pingping Zhu, Yanying Wang, Jiayi Wu, Guanling Huang, Benyu Liu, Buqing Ye, Ying Du, Guangxia Gao, Yong Tian, Lei He, Zusen Fan
Liver cancer stem cells (CSCs) may contribute to the high rate of recurrence and heterogeneity of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the biology of hepatic CSCs remains largely undefined. Through analysis of transcriptome microarray data, we identify a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) called lncBRM, which is highly expressed in liver CSCs and HCC tumours. LncBRM is required for the self-renewal maintenance of liver CSCs and tumour initiation. In liver CSCs, lncBRM associates with BRM to initiate the BRG1/BRM switch and the BRG1-embedded BAF complex triggers activation of YAP1 signalling...
December 1, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900081/small-cell-lung-cancer-with-recurrent-syncope-as-the-initial-symptom-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Xi Jiang, Jiayi Zhao, Chengguang Bai, Enhong Xu, Zhenhao Chen, Yiping Han
Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) presenting with syncope as the initial symptom is rare in adults. This onset of tumour-induced syncope cannot be screened or differentiated by coronary angiography, magnetic resonance angiography of the neck or 24-hour dynamic electrocardiogram. We herein describe the case of a 61-year-old man who presented with recurrent syncope that resolved after the first course of chemotherapy (carboplatin plus etoposide) for SCLC. A mass measuring 57×53 mm was identified in the left hilum, and a diagnosis of limited-disease SCLC (T4N2M0, IIIB) was made...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889376/the-cytoplasmic-domain-of-mt1-mmp-is-dispensable-for-migration-augmentation-but-necessary-to-mediate-viability-of-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
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Mario A Cepeda, Jacob Jh Pelling, Caitlin L Evered, Hon S Leong, Sashko Damjanovski
Membrane-type-1 Matrix Metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) is a multifunctional protease that regulates ECM degradation, proMMP-2 activation, and varied cellular processes including migration and viability. MT1-MMP is believed to be a central mediator of tumourigenesis whose role is dictated by its functionally distinct protein domains. Both the localization and signal transduction capabilities of MT1-MMP are dependent on its cytoplasmic domain, exemplifying diverse regulatory functions. To further our understanding of the multifunctional contributions of MT1-MMP to cellular processes, we overexpressed cytoplasmic domain altered constructs in MCF-7 breast cancer cells and analyzed migration and viability in 2D culture conditions, morphology in 3D Matrigel culture, and tumorigenic ability in vivo...
November 23, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886176/a-feed-forward-loop-between-lncarsr-and-yap-activity-promotes-expansion-of-renal-tumour-initiating-cells
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Le Qu, Zhenjie Wu, Yaoming Li, Zhipeng Xu, Bing Liu, Feng Liu, Yi Bao, Dengshuang Wu, Jiayi Liu, Anbang Wang, Xiaoyuan Chu, Yinghao Sun, Cheng Chen, Zhengyu Zhang, Linhui Wang
Renal tumour-initiating cells (T-ICs) contribute to tumorigenesis, progression and drug resistance of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). However, the underlying mechanism for the propagation of renal T-ICs remains unclear. Here we show that long non-coding RNA lncARSR is upregulated in primary renal T-ICs and associated with a poor prognosis of clear cell RCCs (ccRCC). Knockdown of lncARSR attenuates the self-renewal, tumorigenicity and metastasis of renal T-ICs. Conversely, forced lncARSR expression enhances T-IC properties of RCC cells...
November 25, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881737/rankl-rank-from-bone-loss-to-the-prevention-of-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Verena Sigl, Laundette P Jones, Josef M Penninger
RANK and RANKL, a receptor ligand pair belonging to the tumour necrosis factor family, are the critical regulators of osteoclast development and bone metabolism. Besides their essential function in bone, RANK and RANKL have also been identified as the key factors for the formation of a lactating mammary gland in pregnancy. Mechanistically, RANK and RANKL link the sex hormone progesterone with stem cell expansion and proliferation of mammary epithelial cells. Based on their normal physiology, RANKL/RANK control the onset of hormone-induced breast cancer through the expansion of mammary progenitor cells...
November 2016: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879121/emergence-of-spatial-patterns-in-a-mathematical-model-for-the-co-culture-dynamics-of-epithelial-like-and-mesenchymal-like-cells
#13
Marcello Delitala, Tommaso Lorenzi
Accumulating evidence indicates that the interaction between epithelial and mesenchymal cells plays a pivotal role in cancer development and metastasis formation. Here we propose an integro-differential model for the co-culture dynamics of epithelial-like and mesenchymal-like cells. Our model takes into account the effects of chemotaxis, adhesive interactions between epithelial-like cells, proliferation and competition for nutrients. We present a sample of numerical results which display the emergence of spots, stripes and honeycomb patterns, depending on parameters and initial data...
February 1, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878502/emt-cell-plasticity-and-metastasis
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Christine L Chaffer, Beatriz P San Juan, Elgene Lim, Robert A Weinberg
Carcinoma cells that are induced to suppress their epithelial features and upregulate mesenchymal gene expression programs acquire traits that promote an invasive and metastatic phenotype. This is achieved through the expression of a program termed the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-a fundamental cell-biological process that plays key roles in embryogenesis and wound healing. Re-activation of the EMT during cancer promotes disease progression and enhances the metastatic phenotype by bestowing upon previously benign carcinoma cell traits such as migration, invasion, resistance to anoikis, chemoresistance and tumour-initiating potential...
November 22, 2016: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870168/proteome-and-secretome-characterisation-of-glioblastoma-derived-neural-stem-cells
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Satoshi Okawa, Sladjana Gagrica, Carla Blin, Christine Ender, Steven M Pollard, Jeroen Krijgsveld
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) (grade IV astrocytoma) is the most common and aggressive primary brain tumour. GBM consists of heterogeneous cell types includinga subset of stem cell-like cells thought to sustain tumour growth. These tumour-initiating GBM-derived neural stem (GNS) cells as well as their genetically normal neural stem (NS) counterparts can be propagated in culture as relatively pure populations. Here we perform quantitative proteomics to globally characterize and compare total proteome plus the secreted proteome (secretome) between GNS cells and NS cells...
November 21, 2016: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864070/friend-or-foe-the-tumour-microenvironment-dilemma-in-colorectal-cancer
#16
REVIEW
Tommaso Colangelo, Giovanna Polcaro, Livio Muccillo, Giovanna D'Agostino, Valeria Rosato, Pamela Ziccardi, Angelo Lupo, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Lina Sabatino, Vittorio Colantuoni
The network of bidirectional homotypic and heterotypic interactions established among parenchymal tumour cells and surrounding mesenchymal stromal cells generates the tumour microenvironment (TME). These intricate crosstalks elicit both beneficial and adverse effects on tumour initiation and progression unbalancing the signals and responses from the neighbouring cells. Here, we highlight the structure, activities and evolution of TME cells considering a novel colorectal cancer (CRC) classification based on differential stromal composition and gene expression profiles...
November 16, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863075/transoral-laser-microsurgery-versus-radiotherapy-for-t2-glottic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-of-local-control-outcomes
#17
L Warner, K Lee, J J Homer
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews comparing treatment of early glottic cancer with transoral surgery or radiotherapy demonstrate similar oncological outcomes. Most studies of "early stage" laryngeal cancer include Tis, T1a, T1b and T2 cases. The data is dominated by patients with T1 and Tis tumours, although extrapolating these results and applying them for T2 cases may be inappropriate. No previous systematic reviews have focused on T2 cancers as a separate group. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: This review compares local control outcomes for T2 glottic squamous cell carcinoma, treated with transoral microsurgery or external beam radiotherapy...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859151/effects-of-statins-on-cancer-mortality-and-progression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-95-cohorts-including-1111407-individuals
#18
Zubing Mei, Mining Liang, Lezhi Li, Yi Zhang, Qingming Wang, Wei Yang
Statins have been implicated in the regulation of cell proliferation, apoptosis and tumor progression in cancer patients and statin use at the time of cancer diagnosis has been reported to be associated with reduced cancer risk and improved survival, irrespective of concomitant anti-cancer therapy. A systematic literature search of relevant databases through May 2015 was conducted to identify studies assessing the prognostic impact of statin use on prognostic outcomes in cancer patients. Literature search identified 95 cohort studies that met the inclusion criteria...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855379/suvmax-and-tumour-location-in-pet-ct-predict-oncogene-status-in-lung-cancer
#19
Paul M Putora, Kinga Szentesi, Markus Glatzer, Regulo Rodriguez, Joachim Müller, Florent Baty, Martin Früh
BACKGROUND: In non-small cell lung cancer, anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene rearrangement (ALK+) and epidermal growth factor receptor mutations (EGFR+) are targetable with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 27 patients with ALK+ tumours, who underwent positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) prior to any treatment, were identified. 2 equally sized control groups based on consecutive patients with EGFR+ and EGFR/ALK wild-type (wt) were identified...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855233/a-macroprolactinoma-becoming-resistant-to-cabergoline-and-developing-atypical-pathology
#20
Emilia Sbardella, George Farah, Ahmed Fathelrahman, Simon Cudlip, Olaf Ansorge, Niki Karavitaki, Ashley B Grossman
: Pituitary adenomas are a common intracranial neoplasm, usually demonstrating a benign phenotype. They can be classified according to pathological, radiological or clinical behaviour as typical, atypical or carcinomas, invasive or noninvasive, and aggressive or nonaggressive. Prolactinomas account for 40-60% of all pituitary adenomas, with dopamine agonists representing the first-line treatment and surgery/radiotherapy reserved for drug intolerance/resistance or in neuro-ophthalmological emergencies...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
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