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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726253/%C3%AE-9-and-%C3%AE-7-containing-receptors-mediate-the-pro-proliferative-effects-of-nicotine-in-the-a549-adenocarcinoma-cell-line
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Vanessa Mucchietto, Francesca Fasoli, Susanna Pucci, Milena Moretti, Roberta Benfante, Annalisa Maroli, Simona Di Lascio, Cristiano Bolchi, Marco Pallavicini, Cheryl Dowell, Michael McIntosh, Francesco Clementi, Cecilia Gotti
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Tobacco smoke contains many classes of carcinogens and although nicotine is unable to initiate tumorigenesis in humans and rodents, it promotes tumour growth and metastasis in lung tumours by acting on neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). The aim of this study was to identify molecularly, biochemically and pharmacologically which nAChR subtypes are expressed and functionally activated by nicotine in lung cancer cell lines. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We used A549 and H1975 adenocarcinoma cell lines derived from lung tumour to test the in vitro effects of nicotine, and nAChR subtype-specific peptides and compounds...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726031/the-natural-history-of-leydig-cell-testicular-tumours-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-registry
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G J Nason, E J Redmond, S W Considine, S I Omer, D Power, P Sweeney
BACKGROUND: Leydig cell tumour (LCT) of the testis is a rare histological subtype of stromal tumours, accounting for 1 to 3% of testicular neoplasms. The natural history of LCT is poorly understood. AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and natural history of Leydig cell tumours (LCT) of the testes. METHODS: A search of the National Cancer Registry of Ireland database was performed regarding Leydig cell testicular tumours...
July 19, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725009/the-salivary-microbiome-as-an-indicator-of-carcinogenesis-in-patients-with-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-pilot-study
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Axel Wolf, Christine Moissl-Eichinger, Alexandra Perras, Kaisa Koskinen, Peter V Tomazic, Dietmar Thurnher
This study aimed to undertake an initial, comparative analysis of the oral salivary microbiome of patients with oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma versus healthy controls. This project, conceived as a pilot study, included 11 patients (1 female, 10 male, mean age 61.6 yrs., SD = 8.2 yrs.) and 11 healthy controls (1 female, 10 male, mean age 46.7 yrs., SD = 15.1 yrs.). Samples of saliva were analysed by high-throughput sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene using the MiSeq platform. Sequence data revealed microbial changes that may mirror disease progression and reflect clinical preconditions such as age, alcohol consumption, tumour size, lymph node status, smoking habit, and tumour HPV-positivity...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718829/aspirin-prevention-of-colorectal-cancer-focus-on-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-and-the-nucleolus
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REVIEW
Jingyu Chen, Lesley A Stark
Overwhelming evidence indicates that aspirin and related non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have anti-tumour activity and the potential to prevent cancer, particularly colorectal cancer. However, the mechanisms underlying this effect remain hypothetical. Dysregulation of the nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) transcription factor is a common event in many cancer types which contributes to tumour initiation and progression by driving expression of pro-proliferative/anti-apoptotic genes. In this review, we will focus on the current knowledge regarding NSAID effects on the NF-κB signalling pathway in pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions, and the evidence that these effects contribute to the anti-tumour activity of the agents...
July 18, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717287/cervical-metastases-behavior-of-t1-2-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-tongue
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K Sagheb, V Kumar, R Rahimi-Nedjat, M Dollhausen, T Ziebart, B Al-Nawas, C Walter
INTRODUCTION: The cervical lymph node metastasis (CM) is one of the most important prognostic factors for oral squamous cell carcinoma. Although the frequency and distribution of CM for tongue carcinoma (TC) are well documented in the literature, there is only little data on metastasis patterns depending on the location of the cancer within the tongue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study all patients with a T1-T2 TC who were treated between 1997 and 2013 were analysed regarding epidemiological data, risk factors, and tumour parameters such as exact localization, CM...
September 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716107/biomarkers-of-resistance-to-radiation-therapy-a-prospective-study-in-cervical-carcinoma
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P Moreno-Acosta, A Vallard, S Carrillo, O Gamboa, A Romero-Rojas, M Molano, J Acosta, D Mayorga, C Rancoule, M A Garcia, M Cotes Mestre, N Magné
BACKGROUND: Clinical parameters and proteins have recently been suggested as possible causes of radiotherapy (RT) resistance in cervical carcinoma (CC). The objective of the present study was to validate prognostic biomarkers of radiation resistance. METHODS: The present prospective study included patients undergoing RT with curative intent for histologically proven locally advanced squamous cell CC. Tissues and blood samples were systematically collected before RT initiation...
July 17, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716075/the-role-of-tumour-heterogeneity-and-clonal-cooperativity-in-metastasis-immune-evasion-and-clinical-outcome
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REVIEW
Deborah R Caswell, Charles Swanton
BACKGROUND: The advent of rapid and inexpensive sequencing technology allows scientists to decipher heterogeneity within primary tumours, between primary and metastatic sites, and between metastases. Charting the evolutionary history of individual tumours has revealed drivers of tumour heterogeneity and highlighted its impact on therapeutic outcomes. DISCUSSION: Scientists are using improved sequencing technologies to characterise and address the challenge of tumour heterogeneity, which is a major cause of resistance to therapy and relapse...
July 18, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714480/the-impact-of-replication-stress-on-replication-dynamics-and-dna-damage-in-vertebrate-cells
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REVIEW
Hervé Técher, Stéphane Koundrioukoff, Alain Nicolas, Michelle Debatisse
The interplay between replication stress and the S phase checkpoint is a key determinant of genome maintenance, and has a major impact on human diseases, notably, tumour initiation and progression. Recent studies have yielded insights into sequence-dependent and sequence-independent sources of endogenous replication stress. These stresses result in nuclease-induced DNA damage, checkpoint activation and genome-wide replication fork slowing. Several hypotheses have been proposed to account for the mechanisms involved in this complex response...
July 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710469/differential-nf2-gene-status-in-sporadic-vestibular-schwannomas-and-its-prognostic-impact-on-tumour-growth-patterns
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Hongsai Chen, Lu Xue, Hantao Wang, Zhaoyan Wang, Hao Wu
The great majority of sporadic vestibular schwannomas (VSs) are due to the inactivation of the NF2 gene. In this study, we found age-dependent differences in the clinical parameters of sporadic VSs. Young patients were characterized by progressive tumour behaviours, including earlier onset of initial symptoms, shorter symptom duration and larger tumour size. An increased rate of "two-hits" of both NF2 alleles, usually by mutation and allelic loss, was observed in young cases compared to older, and this correlated with the loss of protein and mRNA expression...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703940/ebselen-impairs-cellular-oxidative-state-and-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-activation-of-crucial-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-in-pancreatic-tumour-ar42j-cells
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Patricia Santofimia-Castaño, Alicia Izquierdo-Alvarez, María Plaza-Davila, Antonio Martinez-Ruiz, Miguel Fernandez-Bermejo, Jose M Mateos-Rodriguez, Gines M Salido, Antonio Gonzalez
Ebselen (2-phenyl-1,2-benzisoselenazol-3(2H)-one) is an organoselenium radical scavenger compound, which has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. However, evidence suggests that this compound could exert deleterious actions on cell physiology. In this study we have analyzed the effect of ebselen on rat pancreatic AR42J cells. Cytosolic free-Ca2(+) concentration ([Ca(2+) ]c ), cellular oxidative status, setting of endoplasmic reticulum stress and phosphorylation of major mitogen-activated protein kinases were analyzed...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692493/the-application-of-technetium-99m-red-blood-cell-scintigraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-orbital-cavernous-hemangioma
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Hua Dong, Zuncheng Zhang, Yongtao Guo, Hong Zhang, Wengui Xu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of technetium-99m-red blood cell (Tc-RBC) scintigraphy in the diagnosis of orbital cavernous hemangioma (OCH). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients with pathologically confirmed orbital mass, of which 10 were OCH, underwent Tc-RBC scintigraphy in this study. The scanning procedure included an initial perfusion phase, followed by an early and a delayed blood pool phase. All patients underwent ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT), and 15 patients also underwent MRI...
July 7, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687008/association-of-breast-carcinoma-growth-with-a-non-canonical-axis-of-ifn%C3%AE-ido1-tsp1
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Bruno Lopes-Bastos, Liang Jin, Fiona Ruge, Sioned Owen, Andrew Sanders, Christopher Cogle, John Chester, Wen G Jiang, Jun Cai
Reciprocal interactions between cancers and the surrounding microenvironment have an important role in tumour evolution. In this study, our data suggested that through thrombospondin 1 (TSP1), tumour-associated microvessel provides a dormant niche to sustain inactive status of breast invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) cells. TSP1 levels in the tumour stroma were negatively correlated with vascular indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) in IDC tissues. IDO1 is an intracellular enzyme initiating the first and rate-limited step of tryptophan breakdown...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684098/interobserver-reproducibility-of-maximal-axial-diameter-and-tumour-volume-measurements-from-ct-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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M S Chung, Y J Choi, S S Lee, J H Lee, Y S Lee, J L Rho, J H Baek
AIM: To evaluate the interobserver reproducibility of computed tomography (CT) measurements of maximum tumour diameter and tumour volume for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty consecutive patients who underwent neck CT for the initial evaluation of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma were included in this retrospective study. Two radiologists independently measured the maximal axial diameter and volume of tumours. The reproducibility between the two observers was assessed using 95% Bland-Altman limits of agreement, reproducibility coefficient, within-subject coefficient of variation, and intraclass correlation coefficient with subgroup analysis according to tumour location...
July 3, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683470/integrating-cytokines-and-angiogenic-factors-and-tumour-bulk-with-selected-clinical-criteria-improves-determination-of-prognosis-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma
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A J Zurita, R C Gagnon, Y Liu, H T Tran, R A Figlin, T E Hutson, A M D'Amelio, C N Sternberg, L N Pandite, J V Heymach
BACKGROUND: In two clinical trials of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor inhibitor pazopanib in advanced renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), we found interleukin-6 as predictive of pazopanib benefit. We evaluated the prognostic significance of candidate cytokines and angiogenic factors (CAFs) identified in that work relative to accepted clinical parameters. METHODS: Seven preselected plasma CAFs (interleukin-6, interleukin-8, osteopontin, VEGF, hepatocyte growth factor, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), and E-selectin) were measured using multiplex ELISA in plasma collected pretreatment from 343 mRCC patients participating in the phase 3 registration trial of pazopanib vs placebo (NCT00334282)...
July 6, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681192/role-of-interim-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-the-early-prediction-of-clinical-outcomes-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-during-radiotherapy-or-chemo-radiotherapy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Marta Cremonesi, Laura Gilardi, Mahila Esmeralda Ferrari, Gaia Piperno, Laura Lavinia Travaini, Robert Timmerman, Francesca Botta, Guido Baroni, Chiara Maria Grana, Sara Ronchi, Delia Ciardo, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa, Cristina Garibaldi, Roberto Orecchia
BACKGROUND: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is characterized by aggressiveness and includes the majority of thorax malignancies. The possibility of early stratification of patients as responsive and non-responsive to radiotherapy with a non-invasive method is extremely appealing. The distribution of the Fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) in tumours, provided by Positron-Emission-Tomography (PET) images, has been proved to be useful to assess the initial staging of the disease, recurrence, and response to chemotherapy and chemo-radiotherapy (CRT)...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681074/statistical-clustering-of-parametric-maps-from-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-and-an-associated-decision-tree-model-for-non-invasive-tumour-grading-of-t1b-solid-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Yin Xi, Qing Yuan, Yue Zhang, Ananth J Madhuranthakam, Michael Fulkerson, Vitaly Margulis, James Brugarolas, Payal Kapur, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Ivan Pedrosa
OBJECTIVES: To apply a statistical clustering algorithm to combine information from dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) into a single tumour map to distinguish high-grade from low-grade T1b clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). METHODS: This prospective, Institutional Review Board -approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act -compliant study included 18 patients with solid T1b ccRCC who underwent pre-surgical DCE MRI...
July 5, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681063/circulating-tumour-dna-for-monitoring-treatment-response-to-anti-pd-1-immunotherapy-in-melanoma-patients
#17
Atsuko Ashida, Kaori Sakaizawa, Hisashi Uhara, Ryuhei Okuyama
Anti-programmed cell death-1 (anti-PD-1) antibody shows high therapeutic efficacy in patients with advanced melanoma. However, assessment of its therapeutic activity can be challenging because of tumour enlargement associated with intratumoural inflammation. Because circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) correlates with tumour burden, we assessed the value of ctDNA levels as an indicator of tumour changes. Quantification of ctDNA (BRAFmutant or NRASmutant) levels by droplet digital PCR in 5 patients with BRAF or NRAS mutant melanoma during the treatment course showed dynamic changes corresponding to radiological and clinical alterations...
July 6, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680293/molecular-progression-in-unusual-recurrent-non-pediatric-intracranial-clear-cell-meningioma
#18
B Domingo-Arrué, R Gil-Benso, J Megías, L Navarro, T San-Miguel, L Muñoz-Hidalgo, C López-Ginés, M Cerdá-Nicolás
We report a case of a recurrent clear cell meningioma (ccm) in the frontal lobe of the brain of a 67-year-old man. The patient developed three recurrences: at 3, 10, and 12 years after his initial surgery. Histopathology observations revealed a grade 2 ccm with positivity for vimentin and epithelial membrane antigen. Expression of E-cadherin was positive only in the primary tumour and in the first available recurrence. Fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses demonstrated 1p and 14q deletions within the last recurrence...
June 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679316/mesenchymal-stem-multipotent-stromal-cells-from-human-decidua-basalis-reduce-endothelial-cell-activation
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Manal Alshabibi, Al Huqail Aljoharah, Tanvir Khatlani, Fawaz Abomaray, Ahmed S Al Askar, Abdullah Alawad, Bill Kalionis, Mohamed Hassan Abumaree
Recently, we reported the isolation and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells from the decidua basalis of human placenta (DBMSCs). These cells express a unique combination of molecules involved in many important cellular functions, which makes them good candidates for cell-based therapies. The endothelium is a highly specialized, metabolically active interface between blood and the underlying tissues. Inflammatory factors stimulate the endothelium to undergo a change to a proinflammatory and procoagulant state (i...
July 5, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678031/immunotherapy-based-combinations-current-status-and-perspectives
#20
María J de Miguel-Luken, André Mansinho, Valentina Boni, Emiliano Calvo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Since the approval of ipilimumab, different immune checkpoint inhibitors, vaccines and costimulatory agonists have been developed with success, improving patient's survival in a number of different tumour types. However, immunotherapy results in durable responses but only in a fraction of patients. In order to improve this, combination of different immune agents is currently being attempted in the clinic with the potential of becoming one day the next wave of immune treatments available for our cancer patients...
July 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
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