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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926426/epigenetics-and-precision-oncology
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Rachael J Werner, Andrew D Kelly, Jean-Pierre J Issa
Epigenetic alterations such as DNA methylation defects and aberrant covalent histone modifications occur within all cancers and are selected for throughout the natural history of tumor formation, with changes being detectable in early onset, progression, and ultimately recurrence and metastasis. The ascertainment and use of these marks to identify at-risk patient populations, refine diagnostic criteria, and provide prognostic and predictive factors to guide treatment decisions are of growing clinical relevance...
September 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922023/fatty-acid-synthase-fasn-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-breast-cancer
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Javier A Menendez, Ruth Lupu
Ten years ago, we put forward the metabolo-oncogenic nature of fatty acid synthase (FASN) in breast cancer. Since the conception of this hypothesis, which provided a model to explain how FASN is intertwined with various signaling networks to cell-autonomously regulate breast cancer initiation and progression, FASN has received considerable attention as a therapeutic target. However, despite the ever-growing evidence demonstrating the involvement of FASN as part of the cancer-associated metabolic reprogramming, translation of the basic science-discovery aspects of FASN blockade to the clinical arena remains a challenge...
September 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921644/clinical-pharmacology-considerations-for-the-development-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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Jennifer Sheng, Shivani Srivastava, Kinjal Sanghavi, Zheng Lu, Brian J Schmidt, Akintunde Bello, Manish Gupta
Immuno-oncology works through activation of the patient's immune system against cancer, with several advantages over other treatment approaches, including cytotoxic agents and molecular-targeted therapies. The most notable feature of immuno-oncology treatments is the nature of the patient responses achieved, which can be more durable and sustained than with other modalities. Increased understanding of immune system complexity has provided a number of opportunities to advance several strategies for the development of immuno-oncology therapies...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919884/secretome-of-intestinal-bacilli-a-natural-guard-against-pathologies
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Olga N Ilinskaya, Vera V Ulyanova, Dina R Yarullina, Ilgiz G Gataullin
Current studies of human gut microbiome usually do not consider the special functional role of transient microbiota, although some of its members remain in the host for a long time and produce broad spectrum of biologically active substances. Getting into the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) with food, water and probiotic preparations, two representatives of Bacilli class, genera Bacillus and Lactobacillus, colonize epithelium blurring the boundaries between resident and transient microbiota. Despite their minor proportion in the microbiome composition, these bacteria can significantly affect both the intestinal microbiota and the entire body thanks to a wide range of secreted compounds...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894736/synthetic-gene-expression-circuits-for-designing-precision-tools-in-oncology
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Angela Re
Precision medicine in oncology needs to enhance its capabilities to match diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to individual patients. Synthetic biology streamlines the design and construction of functionalized devices through standardization and rational engineering of basic biological elements decoupled from their natural context. Remarkable improvements have opened the prospects for the availability of synthetic devices of enhanced mechanism clarity, robustness, sensitivity, as well as scalability and portability, which might bring new capabilities in precision cancer medicine implementations...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864405/ischemic-cardiac-events-following-treatment-of-the-internal-mammary-nodal-region-using-contemporary-radiation-planning-techniques
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Robert T Dess, Adam L Liss, Kent A Griffith, Robin B Marsh, Jean M Moran, Charles Mayo, Todd M Koelling, Reshma Jagsi, James A Hayman, Lori J Pierce
PURPOSE: Regional nodal irradiation, including radiation therapy (RT) to the internal mammary node (IMN) region, improves oncologic outcomes in patients with node-positive breast cancer. Concern remains, however, given the proximity of the IMNs to the heart and the association between cardiac RT exposure and toxicity. The objective of the study was to evaluate rates of ischemic cardiac events (ICEs) and associated risk with treatment of the IMN region. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The cardiac outcomes of 2126 patients treated with adjuvant breast RT or breast and nodal RT from 1984 to 2007 at a single institution were reviewed...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862198/physical-activity-influences-the-immune-system-of-breast-cancer-patients
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Thorsten Schmidt, Marion van Mackelenbergh, Daniela Wesch, Christoph Mundhenke
It has been suggested that physical activity in breast cancer patients can not only improve quality of life. Influences on physical and psychological levels have been evaluated, but effects on the immune system of breast cancer patients are hardly known. A PubMed search identified relevant trials and meta-analyses from 1970 to 2013. This review summarizes the results of international studies and the current discussion of effects of physical activity on the immune system of breast cancer patients. Highlighted are effects of physical activity on the immune system...
July 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859255/a-review-of-the-literature-on-symptom-clusters-in-studies-that-included-oncology-patients-receiving-primary-or-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Carmen Ward Sullivan, Heather Leutwyler, Laura B Dunn, Christine Miaskowski
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this literature review was to summarize the current state of knowledge of symptom clusters research from studies that included, as part of their sample, patients who were receiving primary or adjuvant chemotherapy. BACKGROUND: Since the concept of a symptom cluster was first introduced into the oncology literature in 2001, only four comprehensive reviews of symptom clusters research in oncology patients were identified that provide insights into this important concept in symptom management research...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852837/skeletal-muscle-metastasis-from-the-most-common-carcinomas-orthopedic-surgeons-deal-with-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Juan Pretell-Mazzini, Jaime Zorrilla S de Neyra, Gonzalo Luengo-Alonso, Shai Shemesh
INTRODUCTION: There is scarce information in the literature dealing with the clinical presentation, management and oncologic outcomes of skeletal muscle metastases (SMM). We sought to perform a systematic review of the literature to investigate: (1) tumor characteristics of SMM, (2) therapeutic approach, and (3) oncological outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed using PubMed and EMBASE search engines. A total of 3231 references were reviewed and 49 studies were included...
August 29, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833768/metastatic-efficiency-of-tumour-cells-can-be-impaired-by-intraoperative-cell-salvage-process-truth-or-conjecture
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N Kumar, A S Zaw, S B Kantharajanna, B L Khoo, C T Lim, J P Thiery
The use of salvaged blood in oncological surgery has been a matter of controversy over the years. This is due to the concern of systemic dissemination of reinfused tumour cells. Recent literature, across disciplines, has shed considerable light on its safety in terms of tumour recurrence, progression and overall survival rates. This clinical safety demonstrates the apparent metastatic inefficiency of reinfused tumour cells. The proof of this concept comes from various studies that have shown that salvaged blood has no tumour cells, or has a significantly lower count as compared to the patient's original circulatory tumour load...
August 23, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817180/preventable-and-mitigable-adverse-events-in-cancer-care-measuring-risk-and-harm-across-the-continuum
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Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, David Pfister, David Classen, Coral L Atoria, Aileen Killen, Andrew S Epstein, Christopher Anderson, Elizabeth Fortier, Saul N Weingart
BACKGROUND: Patient safety is a critical concern in clinical oncology, but the ability to measure adverse events (AEs) across cancer care is limited by a narrow focus on treatment-related toxicities. The objective of this study was to assess the nature and extent of AEs among cancer patients across inpatient and outpatient settings. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 400 adult patients selected by stratified random sampling who had breast (n = 128), colorectal (n = 136), or lung cancer (n = 136) treated at a comprehensive cancer center in 2012...
August 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803033/the-risk-of-tumour-recurrence-in-patients-undergoing-renal-transplantation-for-end-stage-renal-disease-after-previous-treatment-for-a-urological-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Romain Boissier, Vital Hevia, Harman Max Bruins, Klemens Budde, Arnaldo Figueiredo, Enrique Lledó-García, Jonathon Olsburgh, Heinz Regele, Claire Fraser Taylor, Rhana Hassan Zakri, Cathy Yuhong Yuan, Alberto Breda
CONTEXT: Renal transplantation is the gold standard renal replacement therapy in end-stage renal disease owing to its superior survival and quality of life compared with dialysis. When the potential recipient has a history of cancer, the waiting period before renal transplantation is usually based on the Cincinnati Registry. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review all available evidence on the risk of cancer recurrence in end-stage renal disease patients with a history of urological cancer...
August 10, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768055/harnessing-cxcr4-antagonists-in-stem-cell-mobilization-hiv-infection-ischemic-diseases-and-oncology
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Lun Kelvin Tsou, Ying-Huey Huang, Jen-Shin Song, Yi-Yu Ke, Jing-Kai Huang, Kak-Shan Shia
CXCR4 antagonists (e.g., Plerixafor(TM) ) have been successfully validated as stem cell mobilizers for peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Applications of the CXCR4 antagonists have heralded the era of cell-based therapy and opened a potential therapeutic horizon for many unmet medical needs such as kidney injury, ischemic stroke, cancer, and myocardial infarction. In this review, we first introduce the central role of CXCR4 in diverse cellular signaling pathways and discuss its involvement in several disease progressions...
August 2, 2017: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767404/over-forty-years-of-bladder-cancer-glycobiology-where-do-glycans-stand-facing-precision-oncology
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Rita Azevedo, Andreia Peixoto, Cristiana Gaiteiro, Elisabete Fernandes, Manuel Neves, Luís Lima, Lúcio Lara Santos, José Alexandre Ferreira
The high molecular heterogeneity of bladder tumours is responsible for significant variations in disease course, as well as elevated recurrence and progression rates, thereby hampering the introduction of more effective targeted therapeutics. The implementation of precision oncology settings supported by robust molecular models for individualization of patient management is warranted. This effort requires a comprehensive integration of large sets of panomics data that is yet to be fully achieved. Contributing to this goal, over 40 years of bladder cancer glycobiology have disclosed a plethora of cancer-specific glycans and glycoconjugates (glycoproteins, glycolipids, proteoglycans) accompanying disease progressions and dissemination...
July 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767081/new-insights-in-the-design-of-bioactive-peptides-and-chelating-agents-for-imaging-and-therapy-in-oncology
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Anna Lucia Tornesello, Luigi Buonaguro, Maria Lina Tornesello, Franco Maria Buonaguro
Many synthetic peptides have been developed for diagnosis and therapy of human cancers based on their ability to target specific receptors on cancer cell surface or to penetrate the cell membrane. Chemical modifications of amino acid chains have significantly improved the biological activity, the stability and efficacy of peptide analogues currently employed as anticancer drugs or as molecular imaging tracers. The stability of somatostatin, integrins and bombesin analogues in the human body have been significantly increased by cyclization and/or insertion of non-natural amino acids in the peptide sequences...
August 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761588/salvage-prostatectomy-for-post-radiation-adenocarcinoma-with-treatment-effect-pathological-and-oncological-outcomes
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Michael J Metcalfe, Patricia Troncoso, Charles C Guo, Hsiang-Chun Chen, Yasar Bozkurt, John F Ward, Louis L Pisters
INTRODUCTION: Prostate biopsies following localized radiation therapy for prostate cancer often demonstrate residual prostatic carcinoma with treatment effect (CTE). The final oncological outcome of prostatic CTE is currently uncertain. We studied the pathological and oncological outcomes for a large cohort of patients who had CTE on post-radiation therapy biopsy and subsequently underwent salvage radical prostatectomy (SRP). METHODS: A single-centre retrospective review of all SRPs performed from 1995-2014 was performed...
July 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738039/chemotherapy-extravasation-establishing-a-national-benchmark-for-incidence-among-cancer-centers
#17
Jeannette Jackson-Rose, Judith Del Monte, Adrienne Groman, Linda S Dial, Leah Atwell, Judy Graham, Rosemary O'Neil Semler, Maryellen O'Sullivan, Lisa Truini-Pittman, Terri A Cunningham, Lisa Roman-Fischetti, Eileen Costantinou, Chris Rimkus, Adrienne J Banavage, Barbara Dietz, Carol J Colussi, Kimberly Catania, Michelle Wasko, Kevin A Schreffler, Colleen West, Mary Lou Siefert, Robert David Rice
BACKGROUND: Given the high-risk nature and nurse sensitivity of chemotherapy infusion and extravasation prevention, as well as the absence of an industry benchmark, a group of nurses studied oncology-specific nursing-sensitive indicators. 
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to establish a benchmark for the incidence of chemotherapy extravasation with vesicants, irritants, and irritants with vesicant potential.
. METHODS: Infusions with actual or suspected extravasations of vesicant and irritant chemotherapies were evaluated...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725597/canine-prostate-models-in-preclinical-studies-of-minimally-invasive-interventions-part-i-canine-prostate-anatomy-and-prostate-cancer-models
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REVIEW
Fei Sun, Claudia Báez-Díaz, Francisco Miguel Sánchez-Margallo
The high prevalence of prostate cancer (PCa) in elderly men and technical advances in early detection of localized PCa have led to continued efforts to develop new therapeutic options of minimally invasive nature in current urologic oncology community. Increasing newly emerging therapies are undergoing preclinical tests on the technical feasibility, efficacy and safety in animal experiments. The dog is an ideal large animal because of its similar anatomy to human and the capability allowing the use of the same medical devices applied in future clinical trials...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725587/multi-parametric-mri-imaging-of-the-prostate-implications-for-focal-therapy
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REVIEW
James S Wysock, Herbert Lepor
The primary goal of a focal therapy treatment paradigm is to achieve cancer control through targeted tissue destruction while simultaneously limiting deleterious effects on peri-prostatic structures. Focal therapy approaches are employed in several oncologic treatment protocols, and have been shown to provide equivalent cancer control for malignancies such as breast cancer and renal cell carcinoma. Efforts to develop a focal therapy approach for prostate cancer have been challenged by several concepts including the multifocal nature of the disease and limited capability of prostate ultrasound and systematic biopsy to reliably localize the site(s) and aggressiveness of disease...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718304/the-role-of-surgery-in-low-grade-gliomas-do-timing-and-extent-of-resection-matter
#20
Hugues Duffau
Hugues Duffau is a Professor and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department in the Montpellier University Medical Center and Head of the INSERM 1051 Team "plasticity of the central nervous system, human stem cells and glial tumors" at the Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier (France). He is an expert in the awake cognitive neurosurgery of slow-growing brain tumors, such as low-grade gliomas, a routine which he has developed since 20 years. His fundamental approach is centered on the concepts of the brain connectomics and neuroplasticity, breaking with the traditional localizationist view of cerebral processing...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
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