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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432399/-when-is-surgical-resection-of-metastases-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-indicated-and-is-there-a-scientific-basis
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A Heidenreich, P Paffenholz, F Haidl, D Pfister
Surgical resection of metastases represents an integral part of curative management in patients with testicular germ cell tumors (GCT). Primary nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (nsRPLND) for low volume metastases in clinical stages I-IIB has to be differentiated from the more complex and more extensive postchemotherapeutic procedures. In Europe, primary nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (nsRPLND) for clinical stage I nonseminomatous GCT (NSGCT) plays a subordinate. In clinical stage IIA/B, nsRPLND is indicated for patients with marker-negative metastases in whom cure rates of about 65% can be achieved with surgery alone...
April 21, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428886/vaccination-with-inhibin-%C3%AE-provides-effective-immunotherapy-against-testicular-stromal-cell-tumors
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Robert Aguilar, Justin M Johnson, Patrick Barrett, Vincent K Tuohy
BACKGROUND: Testicular cancer is the most common male neoplasm occurring in men between the ages of 20 and 34. Although germ-line testicular tumors respond favorably to current standard of care, testicular stromal cell (TSC) tumors derived from Sertoli cells or Leydig cells often fail to respond to chemotherapy or radiation therapy and have a 5-year overall survival significantly lower than the more common and more treatable germ line testicular tumors. METHODS: To improve outcomes for TSC cancer, we have developed a therapeutic vaccine targeting inhibin-α, a protein produced by normal Sertoli and Leydig cells of the testes and expressed in the majority of TSC tumors...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426398/k-ras-and-n-ras-mutations-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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Bekir Muhammet Hacioglu, Hilmi Kodaz, Bulent Erdogan, Ahmet Cinkaya, Ebru Tastekin, Ilhan Hacibekiroglu, Esma Turkmen, Osman Kostek, Ezgi Genc, Sernaz Uzunoglu, Irfan Cicin
Testicular cancer is a relatively rare tumor type, accounting for approximately 1% of all cancers in men. However, among men aged between 15 and 40 years, testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy. Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are classified as seminoma and non-seminoma. The RAS oncogene controls several cellular functions, including cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and differentiation. Thus, RAS signaling is important for normal germ cell development. Mutations of the Kirsten RAS (K-RAS) gene are present in over 20% of all cancers...
April 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423520/prognostic-role-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expressing-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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Michal Chovanec, Zuzana Cierna, Viera Miskovska, Katarina Machalekova, Daniela Svetlovska, Katarina Kalavska, Katarina Rejlekova, Stanislav Spanik, Karol Kajo, Pavel Babal, Jozef Mardiak, Michal Mego
PURPOSE: Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are nearly universally curable malignancies. Nevertheless, standard cisplatin-based chemotherapy is not curative in a small subgroup of patients. Previously, we showed that PD-L1 overexpression is associated with worse prognosis in TGCTs, while tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are prognostic in different types of cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of PD-1 and PD-L1 expressing TILs in TGCTs. RESULTS: PD-L1 positive TILs were found significantly more often in seminomas (95...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422548/epidemiological-profile-and-treatment-outcomes-in-young-adults-19-29-years-of-age-treated-for-cancer-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Victor Hugo Fonseca de Jesus, Taynan Nunes Ribeiro, Ludmilla T Domingos Chinen, Vanessa Alves, Maria Paula Curado, Marcello Ferretti Fanelli
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, the incidence of cancer in young adults (20-39 years) is increasing, and represents an important cause of mortality in this age group. A retrospective study was undertaken to provide information that may lead to improved treatment outcomes. METHODS: Epidemiological, clinicopathological, treatment, and survival information were retrieved from the electronic database registry of a tertiary referral hospital in São Paulo, Brazil for patients 19-29 years of age diagnosed with cancer between January 2007 and December 2012...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418004/host-determinants-of-expression-of-the-helicobacter-pylori-baba-adhesin
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Mary E Kable, Lori M Hansen, Cathy M Styer, Samuel L Deck, Olena Rakhimova, Anna Shevtsova, Kathryn A Eaton, Miriam E Martin, Pär Gideonsson, Thomas Borén, Jay V Solnick
Expression of the Helicobacter pylori blood group antigen binding adhesin A (BabA) is more common in strains isolated from patients with peptic ulcer disease or gastric cancer, rather than asymptomatic colonization. Here we used mouse models to examine host determinants that affect H. pylori BabA expression. BabA expression was lost by phase variation as frequently in WT mice as in RAG2-/- mice that do not have functional B or T cells, and in MyD88-/-, TLR2-/- and TLR4-/- mice that are defective in toll like receptor signaling...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417059/susceptibility-of-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-oscc-h103-and-h376-cell-lines-to-retroviral-oskm-mediated-reprogramming
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Nalini Devi Verusingam, Swee Keong Yeap, Huynh Ky, Ian C Paterson, Suan Phaik Khoo, Soon Keng Cheong, Alan H K Ong, Tunku Kamarul
Although numbers of cancer cell lines have been shown to be successfully reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), reprogramming Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) to pluripotency in relation to its cancer cell type and the expression pattern of pluripotent genes under later passage remain unexplored. In our study, we reprogrammed and characterised H103 and H376 oral squamous carcinoma cells using retroviral OSKM mediated method. Reprogrammed cells were characterized for their embryonic stem cells (ESCs) like morphology, pluripotent gene expression via quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), immunofluorescence staining, embryoid bodies (EB) formation and directed differentiation capacity...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414684/who-shot-the-cannonballs-extensive-lung-metastases-in-a-39-year-old-man
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D Sommerhalder, J Blondin
CASE: A 39 year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of a cough of 2 months in duration. He also complained of weight loss of 20 pounds in two months and night sweats over the same period. An x-ray of the chest was performed and revealed innumerable lung nodules and masses. Computed tomography of the chest and abdomen were subsequently performed which confirmed the masses, but imaging did not reveal an obvious primary source. A testicular exam was performed but no obvious abnormalities were noted...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410423/daf-18-pten-signals-through-aak-1-ampk-to-inhibit-mpk-1-mapk-in-feedback-control-of-germline-stem-cell-proliferation
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Patrick Narbonne, Paul S Maddox, Jean-Claude Labbé
Under replete growth conditions, abundant nutrient uptake leads to the systemic activation of insulin/IGF-1 signalling (IIS) and the promotion of stem cell growth/proliferation. Activated IIS can stimulate the ERK/MAPK pathway, the activation of which also supports optimal stem cell proliferation in various systems. Stem cell proliferation rates can further be locally refined to meet the resident tissue's need for differentiated progeny. We have recently shown that the accumulation of mature oocytes in the C...
April 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407756/alpha-fetoprotein-elevation-in-nut-midline-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Lorenzo D'Ambrosio, Erica Palesandro, Marina Moretti, Giuseppe Pelosi, Alessandra Fabbri, Fabrizio Carnevale Schianca, Massimo Aglietta, Giovanni Grignani
BACKGROUND: Nuclear protein in testis (NUT) midline carcinoma is a rarely diagnosed and potentially under-recognized type of squamous carcinoma that is considered one of the most aggressive human solid tumors. Alpha-fetoprotein elevation has been associated with chronic liver diseases and a limited number of cancers. In particular, in presence of a mediastinal mass in a young man, alpha-fetoprotein elevation is considered nearly pathognomonic of a non-seminoma germ-cell tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: A 22-year old man without any comorbidity was diagnosed with a large mediastinal mass with skeletal and lymph node metastases...
April 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401127/diagnostic-and-referral-intervals-for-manitoba-women-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-the-manitoba-ovarian-cancer-outcomes-moco-study-group-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Allison J Love, Pascal Lambert, Donna Turner, Robert Lotocki, Erin Dean, Shaundra Popowich, Alon D Altman, Mark W Nachtigal
BACKGROUND: Epithelial ovarian cancer has the highest mortality of all gynecologic cancers. The poor survival rates are often attributed to the advanced stage at which most of these cancers are detected. We sought to examine the effects of patient demographics, comorbidities and presenting symptoms on diagnostic and referral intervals by location of first presentation (emergency department v. elsewhere) and to identify factors that affect these intervals. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of chart and medical record data for ovarian cancers, with the exceptions of sex cord and germ cell tumours, diagnosed between 2004 and 2010 in Manitoba, Canada...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397369/incidental-primary-mediastinal-choriocarcinoma-diagnosed-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-in-a-patient-presenting-with-transient-ischemic-attack-and-stroke
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Ivo M B Francischetti, Antonio Cajigas, Mark Suhrland, Joaquim M Farinhas, Samer Khader
We describe a case of a 41-year old male patient with no significant prior medical history who presents with symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack and stroke. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain identified areas of ischemia in the left side, and angiography showed occlusion of the left Medial Cerebral Artery (MCA). Cardiac Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) for stroke evaluation incidentally noted a mediastinal abnormality leading to cancer work-up. Computer Tomography (CT) and (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET-CT scan of the chest incidentally revealed an avid 6 cm paraesophagial/subcarinal mass...
April 11, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395738/a-feeder-and-xeno-free-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-line-obtained-from-primary-human-dermal-fibroblasts-with-epigenetic-repression-of-reprogramming-factors-expression-gpcci001-a
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Michał Stefan Lach, Joanna P Wroblewska, Ewelina Augustyniak, Katarzyna Kulcenty, Wiktoria Maria Suchorska
The primary human dermal fibroblasts (PHDFs) from breast cancer patient were obtained to generate the human induced pluripotent stem cell line GPCCi001-A via lentiviral transfection. Thus, a modified EF1a-hSTEMCCA-loxP with tetO operator which regulates transgene expression was used. This method takes advantage of epigenetic regulation of transcription and allows for stable silencing of the reprogramming factors in obtained hiPS cells. To increase the potential utility of hiPSCs for clinical applications, they were adapted to feeder- and xeno-free conditions...
April 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394519/-genetic-risk-factors-for-sporadic-germ-cell-testicular-tumors
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M V Nemtsova, E V Ivkin, A A Tryakin, V V Rudenko, I S Dantsev, S A Tyulyandin, O B Loran
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 95% of all testicular cancers are testicular germ cell tumors (GCTTs), represented by seminoma and nonseminoma germ cell testicular cancer. There is a hypothesis that the formation of GCTTs begins in early embryogenesis being a part of testicular dysgenesis syndrome (TDS). AIM: To determine the role of genetic factors in the development of GCTTs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied the frequency of alleles and genotypes KITLG (rs995030, rs1508595), SPRY4 (rs4624820, rs6897876) and BAK1 (rs210138) in 97 fertile men (control), and 73 patients with GCTTs (34 seminoma and 39 nonseminoma)...
April 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379541/resistance-to-apoptosis-and-autophagy-leads-to-enhanced-survival-in-sertoli-cells
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Ferial Aslani, Tim Sebastian, Miguel Keidel, Suada Fröhlich, Hans-Peter Elsässer, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Jörg Klug, Poornima Mahavadi, Monika Fijak, Martin Bergmann, Andreas Meinhardt, Sudhanshu Bhushan
STUDY QUESTION: What is the underlying mechanism of Sertoli cell (SC) resistance to cell death? SUMMARY ANSWER: High expression of pro-survival B cell lymphoma-2 (BCL2) proteins and inhibition of apoptosis and autophagy prolongs SC survival upon exposure to stress stimuli. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In human and in experimental models of orchitis, tolerogenic SC survive stress conditions, while germ cells undergo massive apoptosis. In general, non-dividing highly differentiated cells tend to resist stress conditions for a longer time by favoring activation of pro-survival mechanisms and inhibition of cell death pathways...
April 3, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379293/cell-autonomous-requirement-for-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-mtor-in-spermatogonial-proliferation-and-differentiation-in-the-mouse4
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Nicholas D Serra, Ellen K Velte, Bryan A Niedenberger, Oleksander Kirsanov, Christopher B Geyer
Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) must balance self-renewal with production of transit-amplifying progenitors that differentiate in response to retinoic acid (RA) before entering meiosis. This self-renewal vs. differentiation fate decision is critical for maintaining tissue homeostasis, as imbalances cause defects that can lead to human testicular cancer or infertility. Little is currently known about the program of differentiation initiated by RA, and the pathways and proteins involved are poorly defined. We recently found that RA stimulation of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR kinase signaling pathway is required for differentiation, and that short-term inhibition of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) by rapamycin blocked spermatogonial differentiation in vivo and prevented RA-induced translational activation...
March 31, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377179/rapid-selection-of-brca1-proficient-tumor-cells-during-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-ovarian-cancer-in-brca1-mutation-carriers
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Anna P Sokolenko, Elena L Savonevich, Alexandr O Ivantsov, Grigory A Raskin, Ekatherina S Kuligina, Tatiana V Gorodnova, Elena V Preobrazhenskaya, Maxim A Kleshchov, Vladislav I Tiurin, Marina S Mukhina, Khristina B Kotiv, Andrey V Shulga, Sergey G Kuznetsov, Igor V Berlev, Evgeny N Imyanitov
Ovarian carcinomas (OC) often demonstrate rapid tumor shrinkage upon neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT). However, complete pathologic responses are very rare and the mechanisms underlying the emergence of residual tumor disease remain elusive. We hypothesized that the change of somatic BRCA1 status may contribute to this process. The loss-of-heterozygosity (LOH) at the BRCA1 locus was determined for 23 paired tumor samples obtained from BRCA1 germ-line mutation carriers before and after NACT. We observed a somatic loss of the wild-type BRCA1 allele in 74% (17/23) of OCs before NACT...
April 1, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375941/two-tumors-in-1-what-should-be-the-therapeutic-target-pediatric-germ-cell-tumor-with-somatic-malignant-transformation
#18
Cecile Faure Conter, Brice Fresneau, Estelle Thebaud, Amandine Bertrand, Frederique Dijoud, Angelique Rome, Cecile Dumesnil, Marie Pierre Castex, Anguella Ghanem, Daniel Orbach
BACKGROUND: Germ cell tumors with somatic malignant transformation (GCT with SMT) are rare in children and poorly described. Data are missing to determine if therapies should target the GCT, the SMT compound, or both simultaneously. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective national study was conducted in the Société Française des cancers de l'Enfant (SFCE) Centers. Medical records from patients aged 0 to 18 years diagnosed with GCT with SMT between 2000 and 2015 were analyzed...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374143/dna-damage-response-and-hematological-malignancy
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REVIEW
Masatoshi Takagi
DNA damage is a serious threat to cellular homeostasis. Damaged DNA leads to genomic instability, mutation, senescence, and/or cell death. DNA damage triggers a cellular response called the DNA damage response (DDR), followed by activation of the DNA repair machinery. DDR both maintains cellular homeostasis and prevents cancer development. Germ line mutation of DDR-associated genes can lead to cancer-susceptible syndromes. Somatic mutation of DDR-associated genes has also been reported in various tumors, including hematological malignancies...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373885/mechanisms-regulating-stemness-and-differentiation-in-embryonal-carcinoma-cells
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REVIEW
Gregory M Kelly, Mohamed I Gatie
Just over ten years have passed since the seminal Takahashi-Yamanaka paper, and while most attention nowadays is on induced, embryonic, and cancer stem cells, much of the pioneering work arose from studies with embryonal carcinoma cells (ECCs) derived from teratocarcinomas. This original work was broad in scope, but eventually led the way for us to focus on the components involved in the gene regulation of stemness and differentiation. As the name implies, ECCs are malignant in nature, yet maintain the ability to differentiate into the 3 germ layers and extraembryonic tissues, as well as behave normally when reintroduced into a healthy blastocyst...
2017: Stem Cells International
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