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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822012/mtor-co-targeting-strategies-for-head-and-neck-cancer-therapy
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Zhiyong Wang, Juan Callejas Valera, Xuefeng Zhao, Qianming Chen, J Silvio Gutkind
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most common malignancy worldwide. There is an urgent need to develop effective therapeutic approaches to prevent and treat HNSCC. Recent deep sequencing of the HNSCC genomic landscape revealed a multiplicity and diversity of genetic alterations in this malignancy. Although a large variety of specific molecules were found altered in each individual tumor, they all participate in only a handful of driver signaling pathways. Among them, the PI3K/mTOR pathway is the most frequently activated, which plays a central role in cancer initiation and progression...
August 18, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821767/identification-of-candidate-genes-for-devil-facial-tumour-disease-tumourigenesis
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Robyn L Taylor, Yiru Zhang, Jennifer P Schöning, Janine E Deakin
Devil facial tumour (DFT) disease, a transmissible cancer where the infectious agent is the tumour itself, has caused a dramatic decrease in Tasmanian devil numbers in the wild. The purpose of this study was to take a candidate gene/pathway approach to identify potentially perturbed genes or pathways in DFT. A fusion of chromosome 1 and X is posited as the initial event leading to the development of DFT, with the rearranged chromosome 1 material now stably maintained as the tumour spreads through the population...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821433/abcb5-promotes-melanoma-metastasis-through-enhancing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-protein-stability
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Shenghao Wang, Li Tang, Junyu Lin, Zhongliang Shen, Yikun Yao, Wei Wang, Shuai Tao, Chenjian Gu, Jie Ma, Youhua Xie, Yanfeng Liu
Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Melanoma has an extremely poor prognosis because of its high potential for vascular invasion, metastasis and recurrence. The mechanism of melanoma metastasis is not well understood. ATP-binding cassette sub-family B member 5 (ABCB5) plays a key role in melanoma growth. However, it is uncertain what function ABCB5 may exert in melanoma metastasis. In this report, we for the first time demonstrate ABCB5 as a crucial factor that promotes melanoma metastasis...
August 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820389/hippo-pathway-brief-overview-of-its-relevance-in-cancer
#4
A L Zygulska, K Krzemieniecki, P Pierzchalski
The Hippo pathway is the major regulator of organ growth and proliferation. Described initially in Drosophila, it is now recognized as one of the most conserved molecular pathways in all metazoan. Recent studies have revealed the Hippo signalling pathway might contribute to tumorigenesis and cancer development. The core components of the Hippo pathway include the mammalian sterile 20-like kinases (MSTs), large tumour suppressor kinases (LATSs), the adaptor proteins Salvador homologue 1 (SAV1, also called WW45) and Mps One Binder kinase activator proteins...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820062/urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-and-the-molecular-mechanisms-of-its-regulation-in-cancer
#5
Juan Francisco Santibanez
Urokinase type plasminogen activator (uPA) is a 53-kDa serine protease initially synthesized as a catalytically inactive single chain polypeptide. Inactive-uPA is subject to proteolytic cleavage which results in the two-chain active protein. uPA plays key roles in the enhancement of cell malignancy during tumor progression. uPA is finely regulated in normal cells, but dysregulated in tumor cells, which results in increased cellular invasion capacities reflecting changes in uPA activity and expression during tumor progression...
August 18, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819926/targeting-metabolic-pathways-for-head-and-neck-cancers-therapeutics
#6
Masashi Yamamoto, Hidenori Inohara, Takashi Nakagawa
Cancer cells have distinctive energy metabolism pathways that support their rapid cell division. The preference for anaerobic glycolysis under the normal oxygen condition is known as the Warburg effect and has been observed in head and neck cancers. These metabolic changes are controlled by cancer-related transcription factors, such as tumor suppressor gene and hypoxia inducible factor 1α. In addition, various metabolic enzymes also actively regulate cancer-specific metabolism including the switch between aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819868/one-level-step-section-histological-analysis-is-insufficient-to-confirm-complete-pathological-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-for-rectal-cancer
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M A Pereira, A R Dias, S F Faraj, C S R Nahas, A R Imperiale, C F S Marques, G C Cotti, B C Camargo, S C Nahas, E S de Mello, U Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (nCRT) for rectal cancer may lead to cure. As we currently lack reliable methods to clinically confirm the absence of disease, some patients undergo radical resection and have pathological complete response (pCR) still undergo surgery. Furthermore, it is uncertain if conventional one-level histopathological analysis is accurate enough to determine complete response. Confirming pCR is essential to determine the prognosis and to consider the patient's inclusion in trials of adjuvant therapy...
August 17, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819860/circulating-tumor-cells-markers-and-methodologies-for-enrichment-and-detection
#8
M J Alvarez Cubero, J A Lorente, I Robles-Fernandez, A Rodriguez-Martinez, J L Puche, M J Serrano
Cancer is a leading cause of disease worldwide; however, nowadays many points of its initiation processes are unknown. In this chapter, we are focusing on the role of liquid biopsies in cancer detection and progression. CTCs are one of the main components of liquid biopsies, they represent a subset of tumor cells that have acquired the ability to disseminate from the primary tumor and intravasate to the circulatory system. The greatest challenge in the detection of CTCs is their rarity in the blood. Human blood consists of white blood cells (5-10 × 10(6)/mL), red blood cells (5-9 × 10(9)/mL), and platelets (2...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819441/vsv-based-virotherapy-in-ovarian-cancer-the-past-the-present-and-%C3%A2-future
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REVIEW
Beata Urszula Orzechowska, Marcin Jędryka, Katarzyna Zwolińska, Rafał Matkowski
The standard approach to treating patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) after primary debulking surgery remains taxane and platinum-based chemotherapy. Despite treatment with this strategy, the vast majority of patients relapse and develop drug-resistant metastatic disease that may be driven by cancer stem cells (CSCs) or cancer initiating cells (CICs). Oncolytic viruses circumvent typical drug-resistance mechanisms, therefore they may provide a safe and effective alternative treatment for chemotherapy-resistant CSCs/CICs...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819413/the-role-of-%C3%AE-catenin-in-the-initiation-and-metastasis-of-ta2-mice-spontaneous-breast-cancer
#10
Dan Zhang, Fei Fei, Shuyuan Li, Yongjie Zhao, Zhengduo Yang, Jie Qu, Xipeng Zhang, Yu Yin, Shiwu Zhang
Purpose: Tientsin Albino 2 (TA2) mice have a high incidence of spontaneous breast cancer. Tumor initiation is related to mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) infection. MMTV is hormonally regulated and may promote tumor formation via Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. This study attempts to clarify the relationship between β-catenin expression and the initiation and metastasis of spontaneous breast cancer in TA2 mice. Materials and Methods: Pathological samples illustrating the development of spontaneous breast cancer in TA2 mice were collected and the presence of virus particles was verified in the cancer tissue by electron microscope...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819371/knockdown-of-tubulin-polymerization-promoting-protein-family-member-3-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-human-colorectal-cancer
#11
Kuanping Ye, Yintao Li, Weiwei Zhao, Nan Wu, Naijia Liu, Rumei Li, Lili Chen, Min He, Bin Lu, Xuanchun Wang, Renming Hu
Tubulin Polymerization Promoting Protein Family Member 3 (TPPP3), a member of the TPPP protein family, has been reported to play important roles in initiation and progression of human cancers. However, the expression and underlying function of TPPP3 in colorectal cancer (CRC) have not yet been fully clarified. In this study, the mRNA and protein levels of TPPP3 in 96 clinical CRC specimens were determined by RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry. The relation between TPPP3 expression and clinicopathologic characteristics and overall survival (OS) were evaluated...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819364/the-crosstalk-between-ovarian-cancer-stem-cell-niche-and-the-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Manuel Varas-Godoy, Gregory Rice, Sebastián E Illanes
Ovarian cancer is one of the most important causes of cancer-related death among women in the world. Despite advances in ovarian cancer treatment, 70-80% of women who initially respond to therapy eventually relapse and die. There is evidence that a small population of cells within the tumors called cancer stem cells (CSCs) could be responsible for treatment failure due to their enhanced chemoresistance and tumorigenicity. These cells reside in a niche that maintains the principal properties of CSCs. These properties are associated with the capacity of CSCs to interact with different cells of the tumor microenvironment including mesenchymal stem cells, endothelial cells, immune cells, and fibroblasts, promoting cancer progression...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819021/phenotypic-heterogeneity-of-circulating-tumor-cells-informs-clinical-decisions-between-ar-signaling-inhibitors-and-taxanes-in-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Howard I Scher, Ryon P Graf, Nicole Schreiber, Brigit McLaughlin, Adam Jendrisak, Yipeng Wang, Jerry Lee, Stephanie Greene, Rachel Krupa, David Lu, Pascal Bamford, Jessica Louw, Lyndsey Dugan, Hebert Alberto Vargas, Martin Fleisher, Mark Landers, Glenn Heller, Ryan V Dittamore
The heterogeneity of an individual patient's tumor has been linked to treatment resistance, but quantitative biomarkers to rapidly and reproducibly evaluate heterogeneity in a clinical setting are currently lacking. Using established tools available in a CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified clinical laboratory, we quantified digital pathology features on 9,225 individual circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from 179 unique metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients to define phenotypically distinct cell types...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818973/mutations-in-the-promoter-of-the-telomerase-gene-tert-contribute-to-tumorigenesis-by-a-two-step-mechanism
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Kunitoshi Chiba, Franziska K Lorbeer, A Hunter Shain, David T McSwiggen, Eva Schruf, Areum Oh, Jekwan Ryu, Xavier Darzacq, Boris C Bastian, Dirk Hockemeyer
TERT promoter mutations (TPMs) are the most common non-coding mutations in cancer. The timing and consequences of TPMs have not been fully established. Here we show that TPMs acquired at the transition from benign nevus to malignant melanoma do not support telomere maintenance. In vitro experiments revealed that TPMs do not prevent telomere attrition, resulting in cells with critically short and unprotected telomeres. Immortalization by TPMs requires a gradual upregulation of telomerase, coinciding with telomere fusions...
August 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818782/mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-msns-based-organic-inorganic-hybrid-nanocarriers-loading-5-fluorouracil-for-the-treatment-of-colon-cancer-with-improved-anticancer-efficacy
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Gang Pan, Ting-Ting Jia, Qian-Xia Huang, Yan-Yan Qiu, Jie Xu, Pei-Hao Yin, Tao Liu
Novel methods to improve the anticancer performance of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is quite necessary for clinical medicines. In the present work, we fabricated a novel type of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs)-based inorganic/organic hybrid nanoparticles covalently attached with poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether methacrylate) (POEGMA) for improved stabilization and targeting peptide (RGD) for targeted delivery with the aim of improving the anticancer performance of 5-FU. Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) initiator functionalized MSN (MSN-Br) was synthesized at first, which was followed by surface-initiated ATRP of water soluble OEGMA and carboxyl-containing monomer (2-succinyloxyethyl methacrylate, SEMA)...
August 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818608/potential-resistance-mechanisms-revealed-by-targeted-sequencing-from-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-with-primary-resistance-to-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-tkis
#16
Jia Zhong, Lei Li, Zhijie Wang, Hua Bai, Gai Fei, Jian Chunduan, Jun Zhao, Minglei Zhuo, Yuyang Wang, Shuhang Wang, Wanchun Zang, Meina Wu, Tongtong An, Guanhua Rao, Jie Wang
BACKGROUND: EGFR-TKIs have greatly improved the prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma. However, approximately 5%-10% lung adenocarcinoma patients with EGFR sensitive mutations have primary resistance to EGFR-TKIs treatment. The underlying mechanism is unknown. METHODS: This study used next-generation sequencing (NGS) to explore the mechanisms of primary resistance by analyzing 11 patients with primary resistance and 11 patients sensitive to EGFR-TKIs. NGS targeted sequencing was performed on the Illumina X platform for 483 cancer-related genes...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818449/rational-design-synthesis-and-preliminary-antitumor-activity-evaluation-of-a-chlorambucil-derivative-with-potent-dna-hdac-dual-targeting-inhibitory-activity
#17
Rui Xie, Yan Li, Pingwah Tang, Qipeng Yuan
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) play a pivotal role not only in gene expression but also in DNA repair. Herein, we report the successful design, synthesis and evaluation of a chlorambucil derivative named vorambucil with a hydroxamic acid tail as a DNA/HDAC dual-targeting inhibitor. Vorambucil obtained both potent DNA and HDACs inhibitory activities. Molecular docking results supported the initial pharmacophoric hypothesis and rationalized the potent inhibitory activity of vorambucil against HDAC1, HDAC2 and HDAC6...
August 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818355/ar-v7-in-peripheral-whole-blood-of-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-association-with-treatment-specific-outcome-under-abiraterone-and-enzalutamide
#18
Anna Katharina Seitz, Silvia Thoene, Andreas Bietenbeck, Roman Nawroth, Robert Tauber, Mark Thalgott, Sebastian Schmid, Ramona Secci, Margitta Retz, Jürgen E Gschwend, Jürgen Ruland, Christof Winter, Matthias M Heck
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that androgen receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7) expression in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) predicts poor treatment response in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients treated with abiraterone or enzalutamide. OBJECTIVE: To develop a practical and robust liquid profiling approach for direct quantification of AR-V7 in peripheral whole blood without the need for CTC capture and to determine its potential for predicting treatment response in mCRPC patients...
August 14, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817838/pharmacogenetic-determinants-of-outcomes-on-triplet-hepatic-artery-infusion-and-intravenous-cetuximab-for-liver-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer-european-trial-optiliv-nct00852228
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Francis Lévi, Abdoulaye Karaboué, Raphaël Saffroy, Christophe Desterke, Valerie Boige, Denis Smith, Mohamed Hebbar, Pasquale Innominato, Julien Taieb, Carlos Carvalho, Rosine Guimbaud, Christian Focan, Mohamed Bouchahda, René Adam, Michel Ducreux, Gérard Milano, Antoinette Lemoine
BACKGROUND: The hepatic artery infusion (HAI) of irinotecan, oxaliplatin and 5-fluorouracil with intravenous cetuximab achieved outstanding efficacy in previously treated patients with initially unresectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer. This planned study aimed at the identification of pharmacogenetic predictors of outcomes. METHODS: Circulating mononuclear cells were analysed for 207 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from 34 pharmacology genes...
August 17, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817755/measuring-toxic-effects-and-time-to-treatment-failure-for-nivolumab-plus-ipilimumab-in-melanoma
#20
Alexander N Shoushtari, Claire F Friedman, Pedram Navid-Azarbaijani, Michael A Postow, Margaret K Callahan, Parisa Momtaz, Katherine S Panageas, Jedd D Wolchok, Paul B Chapman
Importance: Nivolumab plus ipilimumab (nivo + ipi) is a standard treatment of advanced melanoma. Two randomized trials describe high objective response rates by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors. The trials assessed toxic effects using the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE), which may underestimate incidence of clinically significant immune-related adverse events (AEs). Objective: To describe detailed toxic effects and time to treatment failure of patients with melanoma treated with nivo + ipi in a prospective cohort...
August 17, 2017: JAMA Oncology
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