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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454443/mir-185-3p-regulates-the-invasion-and-metastasis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-targeting-wnt2b-in-vitro
#1
Chao Liu, Guo Li, Shuling Ren, Zhongwu Su, Yunyun Wang, Yongquan Tian, Yong Liu, Yuanzheng Qiu
MicroRNAs (miRs) have been recognised as important regulators of malignant behaviour in different types of human cancer, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). A previous study by our group revealed that miR-185-3p regulates the radioresistance of NPC cells. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of miR-185-3p on NPC invasion and metastasis. Human NPC CNE-2 and 5-8F cell lines were transfected with a miR-185-3p mimic and miR-185-3p inhibitor, respectively, and their effects on the invasion and metastasis of these cells was assessed using a wound healing assay and Matrigel invasion assay...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454388/cxcr4-knockdown-inhibits-the-growth-and-invasion-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer-stem-cells
#2
Yuan Tian, Yan Song, Weiliang Bai, Xiulan Ma, Zhong Ren
Nasopharyngeal cancer is a type of malignant tumor with a high rate of incidence. Cancer stem cells are regarded as one of the main causes for the formation and recurrence of nasopharyngeal cancer. CXC chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) has been reported to perform an important role in cancer; however, the association between CXCR4 and nasopharyngeal cancer stem cells remains unclear. The present study explored the effect of CXCR4 on cellular viability, apoptosis and invasion of nasopharyngeal cancer stem cells...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454359/modeling-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-three-dimensions
#3
Prabu Siva Sankar, Mohd Firdaus Che Mat, Kalaivani Muniandy, Benedict Lian Shi Xiang, Phang Su Ling, Susan Ling Ling Hoe, Alan Soo-Beng Khoo, Nethia Mohana-Kumaran
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a type of cancer endemic in Asia, including Malaysia, Southern China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Treatment resistance, particularly in recurring cases, remains a challenge. Thus, studies to develop novel therapeutic agents are important. Potential therapeutic compounds may be effectively examined using two-dimensional (2D) cell culture models, three-dimensional (3D) spheroid models or in vivo animal models. The majority of drug assessments for cancers, including for NPC, are currently performed with 2D cell culture models...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454308/longikaurin-a-a-natural-ent-kaurane-suppresses-stemness-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
#4
Yan Yuan, Yong Du, Xiao-Ye Hu, Mei-Yuan Liu, Ji-Ke Du, Xue-Min Liu, Hong-En Yu, Tian-Zhu Wang, Jian-Xin Pu, Qian Zhong, Qing-Feng Zou
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a small proportion of tumor cells that may be responsible for tumor metastasis and recurrence. Our recent research indicated that longikaurin A (LK-A) exhibited anti-tumor activity in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) both in vitro and in vivo. Here, we further investigated whether LK-A could suppress the stemness of NPC cells. Sphere formation assay was used to assess the self-renewal ability of the cells treated with LK-A. Side population (SP) was determined by flow cytometry to measure the influence of LK-A on NPC SPs...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454117/elimination-of-lmp1-expressing-cells-from-a-monolayer-of-gastric-cancer-ags-cells
#5
Yoshitaka Sato, Shingo Ochiai, Takayuki Murata, Teru Kanda, Fumi Goshima, Hiroshi Kimura
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latently infects malignant epithelial cells in approximately 10% of all gastric cancers. Latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1), an oncogenic protein, plays an important role in malignant transformation in EBV-associated nasopharyngeal carcinoma and B-cell lymphoma; however, its expression has not been detected in EBV-associated gastric cancer. To address why LMP1 has not been detected in EBV-positive gastric tumors, we focused on the interactions between LMP1-positive and -negative cells and stably expressed LMP1 in the gastric cancer cell line AGS...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453992/salinomycin-overcomes-radioresistance-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-by-inhibiting-nrf2-level-and-promoting-ros-generation
#6
Gong Zhang, Wenjun Wang, Chunxiao Yao, Jinjin Ren, Shuping Zhang, Muyuan Han
Radiotherapy is the most important treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Radioresistant cancer cells have been shown to potentially result in residual disease that can lead to recurrence and metastasis. Salinomycin (SAL) has been identified as a promising anticancer drug during chemical screening, but it is unclear whether SAL plays a role in radioresistance. The nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a crucial regulator of the cellular antioxidant system. There are currently numerous data indicating that Nrf2 has an important role in cancer radioresistance...
April 25, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446055/investigational-drugs-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#7
Brigette B Y Ma, Edwin P Hui, Anthony T C Chan
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is endemic to Southern China and Asia and is etiologically associated with the Epstein Barr virus (EBV). Whole exome and genome sequencing (WES, WGS) studies of NPC have reported several actionable therapeutic targets, and that the mutational load of NPC maybe comparable to that of squamous head and neck cancer. These unique biological characteristics have been exploited as potential targets and a wide range of investigational drugs are being investigated in clinical trials. Area covered: This review focused on the latest clinical development of the most promising classes of investigational agents in the treatment of advanced NPC...
April 27, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445979/the-impacts-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-genes-of-cell-cycle-and-nf-kb-pathways-on-the-efficacy-and-acute-toxicities-of-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#8
Chengxian Guo, Yuling Huang, Jingjing Yu, Lijuan Liu, Xiaochang Gong, Min Huang, Chunling Jiang, Yulu Liao, Lihua Huang, Guoping Yang, Jingao Li
Radiotherapy is one of the primary choices for the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and may result in severe radiotoxicities on normal tissues. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes of cell cycle and NF-κB pathways have been linked with the prognoses of various cancers. The aim of this study was to explore whether SNPs of genes involved in cell cycle and NF-κB pathways are associated with responses to radiotherapy in NPC patients. We selected 3 SNPs in cell cycle pathway and 5 SNPs in NF-κB pathway and genotyped them in 154 NPC patients treated with radiotherapy...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445287/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
#9
Yecai Huang, Mei Feng, Qiao He, Jun Yin, Peng Xu, Qinghua Jiang, Jinyi Lang
BACKGROUND: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a special subtype of head and neck cancer (HNC). At present, there are no highly specific prognostic markers to aid in tumor grading and guide patient treatment modalities for NPC. The prognostic value of pretreatment F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (F-PET-CT) in NPC patients is controversial and no consensus exists as to its predictive capability. METHODS: To analyze the predictive efficacy of F-PET-CT imaging in NPC patients, data from MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, CBM, CNKI, and VIP (inception to July 2016) were accessed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445271/identifying-pretreatment-baseline-factors-predictive-of-distant-metastasis-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-after-radiotherapy
#10
Yu Wang, Guojian Chen
This retrospective study was performed to identify pretreatment baseline factors that could predict the development of distant metastasis (DM) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).A cohort of 119 NPC patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) were recruited into the study. Among them, 51 developed DM (DM group) within 3 years after treatment and 68 did not (DM-free group). Various clinicopathological factors were measured before the treatment and analyzed by univariate as well as multivariate analyses for the potential correlation with DM development...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445086/long-noncoding-rna-highly-upregulated-in-liver-cancer-activates-p53-p21-pathway-and-promotes-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cell-growth
#11
Xue Jiang, Weiwei Liu
Dysfunction of lncRNA has been found in the nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC); however, the effect of lncRNA expression on NPC tumorigenesis as well as the molecular mechanism of lncRNA in the pathogenesis of NPC remain largely unknown. In this study, we showed that highly upregulated in liver cancer (HULC), the first identified lncRNA in hepatocellular carcinoma, is highly expressed in NPC patients and correlated with a poor prognosis of cancer patients. Overexpressed HULC promotes NPC cell growth. Downregulation of HULC activated p53 and induced the increased expression of p21, which finally caused cell cycle arrest and cell apoptosis...
April 26, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438289/impact-of-fraction-size-on-locally-advanced-oropharyngeal-and-nasopharyngeal-cancers-treated-with-chemoradiation
#12
Michael T Spiotto, Matthew Koshy
OBJECTIVES: Although chemoradiation regimens have used various fraction sizes, it remains unclear how differences in fraction size impact outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the National Cancer Database, we identified patients with nasopharynx or oropharynx cancers treated between 2004 and 2012 with chemoradiation using fraction sizes of 1.8Gy (n=1612), 2Gy (n=8092) or 2.12Gy (n=1660). Comparisons between fraction sizes were made in the entire cohort and in a propensity matched cohort...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437161/randomized-phase-iii-trial-of-trastuzumab-plus-capecitabine-with-or-without-pertuzumab-in-patients-with-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-who-experienced-disease-progression-during-or-after-trastuzumab-based-therapy
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Ander Urruticoechea, Mohammed Rizwanullah, Seock-Ah Im, Antonio Carlos Sánchez Ruiz, István Láng, Gianluca Tomasello, Hannah Douthwaite, Tanja Badovinac Crnjevic, Sarah Heeson, Jennifer Eng-Wong, Montserrat Muñoz
Purpose To assess the efficacy and safety of trastuzumab plus capecitabine with or without pertuzumab in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive metastatic breast cancer who experienced disease progression during or after trastuzumab-based therapy and received a prior taxane. Patients and Methods Patients were randomly assigned to arm A: trastuzumab 8 mg/kg → 6 mg/kg once every 3 weeks plus capecitabine 1,250 mg/m(2) twice a day (2 weeks on, 1 week off, every 3 weeks); or arm B: pertuzumab 840 mg → 420 mg once every 3 weeks plus trastuzumab at the same dose and schedule as arm A plus capecitabine 1,000 mg/m(2) on the same schedule as arm A...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436990/tcrp1-promotes-nih-3t3-cell-transformation-by-over-activating-pdk1-and-akt1
#14
C Wang, H Liu, Q Qiu, Z Zhang, Y Gu, Z He
Tongue cancer resistance-related protein 1 (TCRP1) gene was first cloned from the multidrug resistance tongue cancer cell (Tca8113/pingyangmycin) in our lab. Our precious studies demonstrated that TCRP1 was involving in chemotherapy and radiotherapy resistance of tongue cancer cells, lung cancer cells and ovarian cancer cells. In this study, we showed that TCRP1 overexpression promotes cell transformation and tumorigenesis through hyperphosphorylation of the oncogenic kinase 3-phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase-1 (PDK1) and AKT1, whereas inhibition of PDK1 by OSU-03012 or PDK1 small interfering RNA reversed TCRP1-mediated cell transformation...
April 24, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435473/downregulation-of-mitochondrial-cyclooxygenase-2-inhibits-the-stemness-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-decreasing-the-activity-of-dynamin-related-protein-1
#15
Teng-Jian Zhou, Shi-Li Zhang, Cheng-Yong He, Qun-Ying Zhuang, Pei-Yu Han, Sheng-Wei Jiang, Huan Yao, Yi-Jun Huang, Wen-Hua Ling, Yu-Chun Lin, Zhong-Ning Lin
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a small subset of malignant cells, possessing stemness, with strong tumorigenic capability, conferring resistance to therapy and leading to the relapse of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Our previous study suggested that cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) would be a novel target for the CSCs-like side population (SP) cells in NPC. In the present study, we further found that COX-2 maintained the stemness of NPC by enhancing the activity of mitochondrial dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1), a mitochondrial fission mediator, by studying both sorted SP cells from NPC cell lines and gene expression analyses in NPC tissues...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433696/foxc2-positively-regulates-yap-signaling-and-promotes-the-glycolysis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#16
Lijuan Song, Hongbo Tang, Wenjing Liao, Xinggu Luo, Yanmei Li, Tao Chen, Xiaowen Zhang
YAP signaling has been reported to be dysregulated in numerous cancer types. However, its roles in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) are poorly understood. Although several studies have shown that FOXC2 promotes the progression of NPC, the underlying molecular mechanism remains largely unknown. Here, we have shown that FOXC2 interacted with YAP and TEAD, and activated YAP signaling. Furthermore, FOXC2-YAP signaling positively regulated the expression of Hexokinase 2 (HK2) and promoted the glycolysis. Moreover, the inhibitor of HK2, 3-BrPA effectively inhibited the tumorigenesis of NPC cells in vitro and in vivo...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433411/metastatic-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patterns-of-care-and-survival-for-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-with-and-without-local-radiotherapy
#17
Chad G Rusthoven, Ryan M Lanning, Bernard L Jones, Arya Amini, Matthew Koshy, David J Sher, Daniel W Bowles, Jessica D McDermott, Antonio Jimeno, Sana D Karam
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Radiotherapy (RT) to the primary nasopharyngeal tumor is frequently offered to patients with metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (mNPC). However, only limited data exist to support RT in this setting. We used the National Cancer Database (NCDB) to evaluate outcomes for mNPC patients receiving chemotherapy with and without local RT. METHODS: The NCDB was queried for patients with mNPC with synchronous metastatic disease at diagnosis who received chemotherapy...
April 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424840/reirradiation-for-recurrent-head-and-neck-cancers-using-charged-particle-or-photon-radiotherapy
#18
Hideya Yamazaki, Yusuke Demizu, Tomoaki Okimoto, Mikio Ogita, Kengo Himei, Satoaki Nakamura, Gen Suzuki, Ken Yoshida, Tadayuki Kotsuma, Yasuo Yoshioka, Ryoongjin Oh
OBJECTIVE: To examine the outcomes of reirradiation for recurrent head and neck cancers using different modalities. METHODS: This retrospective study included 26 patients who received charged particle radiotherapy (CP) and 150 who received photon radiotherapy (117 CyberKnife radiotherapy [CK] and 36 intensity-modulated radiotherapy [IMRT]). Inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW) involving propensity scores was used to reduce background selection bias...
April 19, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423694/epstein-barr-virus-ebv-encoded-small-rnas-ebers-associated-with-poor-prognosis-of-head-and-neck-carcinomas
#19
Turunen Aaro, Rautava Jaana, Grénman Reidar, Syrjänen Kari, Syrjänen Stina
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the main cause of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), also found in other head and neck carcinomas (HNSCCs) where its role remains controversial. RESULTS: EBV was found in 80% and 21% of the samples with PCR and ISH (in cancer cells), respectively. Eight of ISH-positive samples were not NPCs. EBER-RNA detection in carcinoma cells was associated with worse prognosis, whether or not NPCs were included. HPV/EBV and HSV/HPV coinfections associated with a shorter survival...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421114/status-of-epstein-barr-virus-coinfection-with-helicobacter-pylori-in-gastric-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Shyam Singh, Hem Chandra Jha
Epstein-Barr virus is a ubiquitous human herpesvirus whose primary infection causes mononucleosis, Burkett's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, autoimmune diseases, and gastric cancer (GC). The persistent infection causes malignancies in lymph and epithelial cells. Helicobacter pylori causes gastritis in human with chronic inflammation. This chronic inflammation is thought to be the cause of genomic instability. About 45%-word population have a probability of having both pathogens, namely, H. pylori and EBV...
2017: Journal of Oncology
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