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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141221/chemotherapy-induced-depletion-of-oct4-positive-cancer-stem-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-malignant-testicular-cancer
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Timothy M Pierpont, Amy M Lyndaker, Claire M Anderson, Qiming Jin, Elizabeth S Moore, Jamie L Roden, Alicia Braxton, Lina Bagepalli, Nandita Kataria, Hilary Zhaoxu Hu, Jason Garness, Matthew S Cook, Blanche Capel, Donald H Schlafer, Teresa Southard, Robert S Weiss
Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are among the most responsive solid cancers to conventional chemotherapy. To elucidate the underlying mechanisms, we developed a mouse TGCT model featuring germ cell-specific Kras activation and Pten inactivation. The resulting mice developed malignant, metastatic TGCTs composed of teratoma and embryonal carcinoma, the latter of which exhibited stem cell characteristics, including expression of the pluripotency factor OCT4. Consistent with epidemiological data linking human testicular cancer risk to in utero exposures, embryonic germ cells were susceptible to malignant transformation, whereas adult germ cells underwent apoptosis in response to the same oncogenic events...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140422/multidisciplinary-clinic-approach-improves-overall-survival-outcomes-of-patients-with-metastatic-germ-cell-tumors
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C Albany, N Adra, A C Snavely, C Cary, T A Masterson, R S Foster, K Kesler, T M Ulbright, L Cheng, M Chovanec, F Taza, K Ku, M J Brames, N H Hanna, L H Einhorn
Background: To report our experience utilizing a multidisciplinary clinic (MDC) at Indiana University (IU) since the publication of the International Germ Cell Cancer Collaborative Group (IGCCCG), and to compare our overall survival to that of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. Patients and Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients with metastatic germ cell tumor (GCT) seen at IU from 1998-2014...
November 10, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131109/histological-assessment-of-gonads-in-dsd-relevance-for-clinical-management
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Johannes A Spoor, J Wolter Oosterhuis, Remko Hersmus, Katharina Biermann, Katja P Wolffenbuttel, Martine Cools, Zainab Kazmi, Syed F Ahmed, Leendert H J Looijenga
Malignant gonadal germ cell tumors, referred to as germ cell cancers (GCC), occur with increased frequency in individuals who have specific types of differences (disorders) of sex development (DSD). Recent population-based studies have identified new environmental and genetic risk factors that have led to a 'genvironment' hypothesis, which may potentially be helpful in risk assessment in DSD-related GCC. In DSD, the malignancy risk is highly heterogeneous, but recent studies allow now to discriminate between high- and low-risk conditions...
November 3, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130960/piwi-proteins-and-piwi-interacting-rna-emerging-roles-in-cancer
#4
Yi-Neng Han, Yuan Li, Sheng-Qiang Xia, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Jun-Hua Zheng, Wei Li
P-Element induced wimpy testis (PIWI)-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are a type of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) and interact with PIWI proteins. piRNAs were primarily described in the germline, but emerging evidence revealed that piRNAs are expressed in a tissue-specific manner among multiple human somatic tissue types as well and play important roles in transposon silencing, epigenetic regulation, gene and protein regulation, genome rearrangement, spermatogenesis and germ stem-cell maintenance. PIWI proteins were first discovered in Drosophila and they play roles in spermatogenesis, germline stem-cell maintenance, self-renewal, retrotransposons silencing and the male germline mobility control...
November 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129354/surgical-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-bone-metastases-in-germ-cell-tumors-a-case-series
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Alessandro Nini, Marcus Konieczny, Christian Winter, Achim Lusch, Rüdiger Krauspe, Peter Albers
OBJECTIVE: To report perioperative and oncological outcomes of patients with nodal and bone involvement treated with postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (PC-RPLND) and simultaneous bone resection (BR). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2016, 14 consecutive unselected TC patients with nodal and bone involvement underwent PC-RPLND and BR. Surgery was performed together with orthopedic surgeons. Standard PC-RPLNDs were performed in 4 patients...
November 9, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129333/pitfalls-in-the-interpretation-of-specimens-from-patients-with-testicular-tumours-with-an-emphasis-on-variant-morphologies
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REVIEW
Thomas M Ulbright
Accurate diagnosis of primary and metastatic tumours is essential in testicular cancer. While many cases are straightforward, some pose difficulties, especially when variant morphologies occur. Seminoma with 'atypical' features, including increased nuclear pleomorphism and crowding and greater cytoplasmic density with loss of membrane definition, mimics embryonal carcinoma, although ancillary features (fibrous septa, lymphocytes) and immunohistochemistry are of great help. Other deceptive seminoma features include prominent to exclusive intertubular growth, microcystic/tubular patterns, and signet-ring tumour cells...
November 9, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118547/benign-testicular-neoplasm-in-a-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-patient-masquerading-as-testicular-cancer
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Mansi Oberoi, Thanmaya Reddy, Jennifer B Gordetsky, John V Thomas, Soroush Rais-Bahrami
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare, benign neoplasm comprising spindle myoepithelial cells in the background of inflammatory cells. It can involve multiple anatomic sites in the body but rarely involves the testis. We report a case of 52-year-old male patient with a history of human immunodeficiency virus who presented with a painless, testicular mass for 2 months. Despite being treated with prolonged antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, scrotal ultrasound demonstrated an increase in the size of the lesion...
October 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118528/adult-testicular-cancer-two-decades-of-saudi-national-data
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REVIEW
Mohammed Abomelha
There is a paucity of data regarding testicular cancer among Saudis as well as the nonexistent of published national data. Furthermore, a substantial increase of the incidence of testicular cancer among Saudis was lately noted. The aim of the study is to determine the trends and patterns of testicular cancer among adult Saudis using national data over a period of 20 years. The national database of the Saudi Cancer Registry (SCR) on testicular cancer over the last two decades was studied including epidemiological and histological patterns...
October 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117360/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-the-incidence-of-pediatric-extracranial-embryonal-tumors
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Paola Friedrich, Elena Itriago, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Karina Ribeiro
Background: Few studies have comparatively assessed differences in the incidence of childhood cancer by race and ethnicity that could inform etiologic research. We aimed to identify disparities in the incidence of pediatric extracranial embryonal tumors by race and ethnicity in the United States using a population-based cancer registry. Methods: Cases of extracranial embryonal tumors among children age 0 to 19 years diagnosed between 2000 and 2010 were retrieved from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program 18 (n = 8188)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114996/impaired-p53-cep-1-is-associated-with-lifespan-extension-through-an-age-related-imbalance-in-the-energy-metabolism-of-c-%C3%A2-elegans
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Sumino Yanase, Hitoshi Suda, Kayo Yasuda, Naoaki Ishii
In the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the mammalian tumor suppressor p53 ortholog CEP-1 mediates the stress response, activates germ line apoptosis and regulates meiotic chromosome segregation. A reduction in its expression, which frequently occurs in mammalian cancer cells, extends lifespan and induces an adaptive response in C. elegans. However, these effects do not involve an increase in oxidative stress resistance. Here, we showed that intermittent exposure to hyperoxia, which induces oxidative stress resistance and lowers the production of ROS derived from mitochondrial respiration in C...
November 8, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113327/the-prevalence-of-malignant-and-borderline-ovarian-cancer-in-pre-and-post-menopausal-chinese-women
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Fang Shen, Shouzhen Chen, Yifei Gao, Xujing Dai, Qi Chen
The incidence of ovarian cancer depends on the ethnicity and geographical area. Menopausal status is a well-known risk factor for ovarian cancer and most cases occur after menopause in Caucasians. However, it is less clear how the status of menopause or age at diagnosis is associated with ovarian cancer including its subtypes in Chinese women. Data on 1,283 women with primary malignant or borderline ovarian cancer including age at diagnosis, age at menopause and histology from the largest women's hospital in China was analysed...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106744/germ-cell-tumor-growth-patterns-originating-from-clear-cell-carcinomas-of-the-ovary-and-endometrium-a-comparative-immunohistochemical-study-favouring-their-origin-from-somatic-stem-cells
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F F Nogales, J Prat, M Schuldt, N Cruz-Viruel, B Kau, E D'Angelo, X Matias-Guiu, A Vidal, W G McCluggage, J W Oosterhuis
AIMS: To report a series of 11 ovarian and one endometrial neoplasm in elderly patients with mixed clear cell tumour and germ cell tumour (GCT) components, to compare their immunohistochemical and demonstrate a putative stem cell population. METHODS AND RESULTS: The clear cell tumours included 11 clear cell carcinomas (CCC) and 1 borderline clear cell tumour, while the GCT always included glandular yolk sac tumour (YST). In 4 cases, there were also foci of teratoma with immature neuroepithelial and endodermal tissues, and undifferentiated areas showing true embryoids...
November 6, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104087/long-term-survival-of-good-risk-germ-cell-tumor-patients-after-postchemotherapy-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-dissection-a-comparison-of-bep%C3%A2-%C3%A3-3-vs-ep%C3%A2-%C3%A3-4-and-treating-institution
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Clint Cary, Joseph M Jacob, Costantine Albany, Timothy A Masterson, Nasser H Hanna, Lawrence H Einhorn, Richard S Foster
BACKGROUND: Patients with International Germ Cell Cancer Collaborative Group (IGCCCG) good-risk testicular cancer might receive either 4 cycles of etoposide and cisplatin (EP × 4) or 3 cycles of bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (BEP × 3). We sought to examine differences in survival after retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (PC-RPLND) between patients who received EP × 4 compared with BEP × 3. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Indiana University Testis Cancer database was queried to identify IGCCCG good-risk PC-RPLND patients who received either EP × 4 or BEP × 3 induction chemotherapy...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096400/cancer-incidence-in-english-children-adolescents-and-young-people-past-trends-and-projections-to-2030
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Francesca Pesola, Jacques Ferlay, Peter Sasieni
BACKGROUND: Estimating the future incidence of cancer is important to establish sufficient service provision, however, work in this area is limited for cancer in children, adolescents, and young adults (aged 0-24). METHODS: Age-period-cohort models were applied to cancer incidence rates for the period 1971-2013 in England. This allowed us to extrapolate past trends to 2030. We used the appropriate cancer classification developed for cancers in children and young adults, which are analysed as two separate groups to capture inherent differences...
November 2, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079210/differences-at-presentation-and-treatment-of-testicular-cancer-in-hispanic-men-institutional-and-national-hospital-based-analysis
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Solomon L Woldu, Ahmet M Aydin, Ashwin V Rao, Ryan C Hutchinson, Nirmish Singla, Timothy N Clinton, Laura-Maria Krabbe, Niccolo M Passoni, Ganesh V Raj, David S Miller, James F Amatruda, Arthur I Sagalowsky, Yair Lotan, Yull Arriaga, Vitaly Margulis, Aditya Bagrodia
OBJECTIVE: To describe epidemiological patterns, stage at presentation, histology, and treatment differences associated with Hispanic men diagnosed with testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT). Hispanics are the fastest growing demographic in the United States and reports suggest that the incidence of TGCT is rising most rapidly in this demographic, yet little is known about TGCTs in Hispanic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We compared patient factors, tumor characteristics, treatment patterns, and outcomes of non-Hispanic white (NHW) vs...
October 24, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077515/discovering-a-binary-ctcf-code-with-a-little-help-from-boris
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Victor V Lobanenkov, Gabriel E Zentner
CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) is a conserved, essential regulator of chromatin architecture containing a unique array of 11 zinc fingers (ZFs). Gene duplication and sequence divergence during early amniote evolution generated the CTCF paralog Brother Of the Regulator of Imprinted Sites (BORIS), which has a DNA binding specificity identical to that of CTCF but divergent N- and C-termini. While healthy somatic tissues express only CTCF, CTCF and BORIS are normally co-expressed in meiotic and post-meiotic germ cells, and aberrant activation of BORIS occurs in tumors and some cancer cell lines...
October 27, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077094/non-oncogenic-roles-of-tap73-from-multiciliogenesis-to-metabolism
#17
REVIEW
Alice Nemajerova, Ivano Amelio, Jakob Gebel, Volker Dötsch, Gerry Melino, Ute M Moll
The p53 family of transcription factors (p53, p63 and p73) covers a wide range of functions critical for development, homeostasis and health of mammals across their lifespan. Beside the well-established tumor suppressor role, recent evidence has highlighted novel non-oncogenic functions exerted by p73. In particular, p73 is required for multiciliated cell (MCC) differentiation; MCCs have critical roles in brain and airways to move fluids across epithelial surfaces and to transport germ cells in the reproductive tract...
October 27, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071000/burned-out-testicular-cancer-really-a-different-history
#18
Claudia Mosillo, Simone Scagnoli, Giulia Pomati, Salvatore Caponnetto, Maria Laura Mancini, Mario Bezzi, Enrico Cortesi, Alain Gelibter
Two or more histological types characterize more than 60% of testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs). Burned-out testicular tumor refers to partial or complete histological regression of the primary testicular lesions. The most frequent GCT type involved in this kind of histological regression is choriocarcinoma, followed by embryonal carcinoma. To our knowledge, there are no cases of the burned-out phenomenon in teratoma. We report a case of a 19-year-old man presenting to our institute with a right testicular lesion, evidence of mediastinal and abdominal lymph node metastasis, and high levels of GCT serum biomarkers...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070998/an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-metachronous-testicular-primary-nonseminoma-and-seminoma-separated-by-two-decades-and-a-testicular-cancer-literature-review
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Dennis Andrew Buck, Tristan Dean Smith, Wilbur Nelson Montana
INTRODUCTION: Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy in men aged 15-40 years [Bols et al.: Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011]. Its incidence comprises 0.8% of all male cancers worldwide, with a mortality rate of 0.1%. The incidence has nearly doubled from 1975 to 2007 leading to the concern of environmental causes [Thomas: Am J Epidemiol 2013; 178: 1240-1245]. Testicular cancer presents as a painless testicular mass without transillumination. Testicular cancer is subcategorized under germ cell testicular cancer or sex cord-stromal tumors...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069438/loss-of-heparan-sulfate-in-the-niche-leads-to-tumor-like-germ-cell-growth-in-the-drosophila-testis
#20
Daniel C Levings, Hiroshi Nakato
The stem cell niche normally prevents aberrant stem cell behaviors that lead to cancer formation. Recent studies suggest that some cancers are derived from endogenous populations of adult stem cells that have somehow escaped from normal control by the niche. However, the molecular mechanisms by which the niche retains stem cells locally and tightly controls their divisions are poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that the presence of heparan sulfate (HS), a class glygosaminoglycan chains, in the Drosophila germline stem cell niche prevents tumor formation in the testis...
October 23, 2017: Glycobiology
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