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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665393/comparative-experimental-theoretical-studies-on-the-egfr-dimerization-under-the-effect-of-egf-egf-analogues-binding-highlighting-the-importance-of-egf-egfr-interactions-at-site-iii-interface
#1
Masomeh Mehrabi, Hamid Mahdiuni, Hassan Rasouli, Kamran Mansouri, Mohsen Shahlaie, Reza Khodarahmi
Epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) and their cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases play significant roles in cell proliferation and signaling. All the members of the EGFR/ErbB family are primary goals for cancer therapy, particularly for tumors of breast, cervix, ovaries, kidney, esophagus, prostate and non-small-cell lung carcinoma and head and neck tumors. However, the therapeutic ability of accessible anti-ErbB agents is limited. Therefore, recognizing EGF analogues or small organic molecules with high affinity for the extracellular domain of the EGFR is a critical target on cancer research...
April 14, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611210/interplay-effect-on-a-6-mv-flattening-filter-free-linear-accelerator-with-high-dose-rate-and-fast-multi-leaf-collimator-motion-treating-breast-and-lung-phantoms
#2
Tucker Netherton, Yuting Li, Paige Nitsch, Simona Shaitelman, Peter Balter, Song Gao, Ann Klopp, Manickam Muruganandham, Laurence Court
PURPOSE: Using a new linear accelerator with high dose rate (800 MU/min), fast MLC motions (5.0cm/s), fast gantry rotation (15sec/rotation), and 1cm wide MLCs, we aimed to quantify the effects of complexity, arc number, and fractionation on interplay for breast and lung treatments under target motion. METHODS: To study lung interplay, eight VMAT plans (one to six arcs) and four nine-field sliding-window IMRT plans varying in complexity were created. For the breast plans, four four-field sliding-window IMRT plans were created...
April 2, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610121/response-to-erbb3-directed-targeted-therapy-in-nrg1-rearranged-cancers
#3
Alexander Drilon, Romel Somwar, Biju P Mangatt, Henrik Edgren, Patrice Desmeules, Anja Ruusulehto, Roger S Smith, Lukas Delasos, Morana Vojnic, Andrew J Plodkowski, Joshua Sabari, Kenneth Ng, Joseph Montecalvo, Jason Chang, Huichun Tai, William W Lockwood, Victor Martinez, Gregory J Riely, Charles M Rudin, Mark G Kris, Maria E Arcila, Christopher Matheny, Ryma Benayed, Natasha Rekhtman, Marc Ladanyi, Gopinath Ganji
NRG1 rearrangements are oncogenic drivers that are enriched in invasive mucinous adenocarcinomas (IMAs) of the lung. The oncoprotein binds ERBB3-ERBB2 heterodimers and activates downstream signaling, supporting a therapeutic paradigm of ERBB3/ERBB2 inhibition. As proof of concept, a durable response was achieved with anti-ERBB3 monoclonal antibody therapy (GSK2849330) in an exceptional responder with an NRG1-rearranged IMA on a phase 1 trial (NCT01966445). In contrast, response was not achieved with anti-ERBB2 therapy (afatinib) in four NRG1-rearranged IMA patients (including the index patient post-GSK2849330)...
April 2, 2018: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587605/chondritis-of-the-ear-after-docetaxel-carboplatin-chemotherapy
#4
Tae Hoon Kong, Sung Min Han, Young Joon Seo
Docetaxel, derived from the yew tree, belongs to the taxane family of medications. It works by disrupting the normal function of microtubules, thereby stopping cell division. Docetaxel is used in the treatment of ovarian, breast, esophageal, gastric, prostate, lung, and head and neck cancers. Common side effects include hair loss, low blood cell counts, peripheral neuropathy, vomiting, and muscle pain. Auricular chondritis with ear deformity has not been reported previously as a side effect of docetaxel. In this paper, we present the case of a 64-year-old male patient with chondritis accompanied by ear deformity that developed due to docetaxel-carboplatin chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561309/acute-myositis-an-unusual-and-severe-side-effect-of-docetaxel-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Philippe Rochigneux, Nicolas Schleinitz, Mikael Ebbo, Marie Aymonier, Bertrand Pourroy, Romain Boissier, Sébastien Salas, Jean-Laurent Deville
Docetaxel is an antimicrotubules cytotoxic agent prescribed widely by medical oncologists in multiple tumor types (breast, lung, prostate, stomach, head, and neck). However, the side effects of docetaxel are numerous (cytopenia, peripheral edema, myalgia, arthralgia, alopecia, and sensitive neuropathy) and recent concerns have been raised about neutropenic enterocolitis in France. Here, we report the case of a 57-year-old patient with metastatic prostatic cancer, who developed a severe myositis and fasciitis grade IV 1 week after his second docetaxel infusion...
March 20, 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546585/sleepless-from-the-get-go-sleep-problems-prior-to-initiating-cancer-treatment
#6
Eric S Zhou, Karen Clark, Christopher J Recklitis, Richard Obenchain, Matthew Loscalzo
PURPOSE: Cancer patients are likely to experience sleep problems. Understanding their perception of sleep problems is important as subjective symptom experience is associated with treatment-seeking behavior. We explored the prevalence of sleep problems and its correlates in a large sample of cancer patients at an important but understudied stage of their cancer journey: prior to initiating treatment. METHODS: Cancer patients (5702) (67.5% female; 76.9% White; 23...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528717/malignant-mesothelioma-in-individuals-with-nonmesothelial-neoplasms
#7
Kelly J Butnor, Elizabeth N Pavlisko, Thomas A Sporn, Victor L Roggli
CONTEXT: - Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a component of the BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome. Other than in BAP1 familial studies, nonmesothelial neoplasms in individuals with MM has not been comprehensively assessed. OBJECTIVE: - To assess the spectrum and prevalence of nonmesothelial neoplasms in individuals with MM. DESIGN: - Individuals with MM and second neoplasms were identified from a database of 3900 MM cases. The expected prevalence of each type of neoplasm was calculated and compared with the actual prevalence in the study population using available Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data and other published data...
March 12, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507555/the-incidence-and-management-of-cutaneous-adverse-events-of-the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitors
#8
REVIEW
Witold Owczarek, Monika Słowińska, Aleksandra Lesiak, Magdalena Ciążyńska, Aldona Maciąg, Elwira Paluchowska, Luiza Marek-Józefowicz, Rafał Czajkowski
Overexpression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is found in many cancers, including those of the head and neck area, non-small-cell lung cancer, and colorectal, cervical, prostate, breast, ovary, stomach, and pancreatic cancer. The EGFR inhibitors are used at present in the treatment of such cancers. Skin lesions that develop during and after cancer treatment may be due to specific cytostatics, molecular-targeted drugs, radiation therapy, complementary therapy, or the cancer itself, and hence knowledge is essential to distinguish between them...
October 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435742/information-needs-expressed-during-patient-oriented-oncology-consultations-quantity-variation-and-barriers
#9
Anesa Ahamad, Paul Wallner, Sharon Salenius, Rudi Ross, Eduardo Fernandez
High-quality oncology consultation includes patient-oriented communication tailored to patients' individualized needs. Common methods used in studies to increase question-asking are prompt lists and coaching pre-consultations. However, our patients were encouraged to ask questions by the physician during their visit. We aimed to estimate the quantity, nature, and variation of their questions when they were invited to ask by their oncologist. During radiotherapy consultations from 2012 to 2016, patient's questions were deliberately elicited and physician-transcribed...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391738/cancer-stem-cells-an-insight
#10
REVIEW
Rohit Balwant Moharil, Alka Dive, Shubhangi Khandekar, Ashish Bodhade
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have the ability to self-renew and are present in most tissues including breast, brain, lung, head and neck, prostates, testis, ovary, esophagus, colon and liver. Their origin is yet to be discovered though a series of hypotheses have been proposed in this regard. CSCs play a role in not only the creation of cancer but also its evolution, metastasis and recurrence. CSCs have an important role in cancer therapy and the resistance toward chemotherapeutic agents. This article reviews the characteristics of CSCs in terms of origin, methods of isolation and cancer therapy...
September 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349604/quality-of-training-in-radiation-oncology-in-germany-where-do-we-stand-results-from-a-2016-2017-survey-performed-by-the-working-group-young-degro-of-the-german-society-of-radiation-oncology-degro
#11
C T Dietzel, K Jablonska, M Niyazi, T Gauer, N Ebert, C Ostheimer, D Krug
PURPOSE: To evaluate the current situation of young radiation oncologists in Germany with regard to the contents and quality of training and level of knowledge, as well as their working conditions and professional satisfaction. METHODS: From June 2016 to February 2017, a survey was conducted by the young DEGRO (yDEGRO) using an online platform. The questionnaire consisted of 28 items examining a broad range of aspects influencing residency. There were 96 completed questionnaires RESULTS: 83% of participants stated to be very or mostly pleased with their residency training...
April 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297703/cancer-breath-testing-a-patent-review
#12
REVIEW
K M Mohibul Kabir, William A Donald
Human breath can contain thousands of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and semi-volatile compounds that are related to metabolism and other biochemical processes. The presence of cancer cells can affect the identity and abundances of chemicals in breath when compared to those in healthy control subjects, which can be used to indicate the likelihood of a patient having cancer. Recently, the chemical analysis of exhaled breath from patients has been shown to be promising for diagnosing many different types of cancers, including lung, breast, colon, head, neck, and prostate, along with pre-cancerous conditions (dysplasia)...
March 2018: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221676/prospective-medical-analysis-of-radiation-therapist-image-repositioning-during-image-guided-radiotherapy
#13
O Lauche, F Castan, H de Forges, C Guillaumon, S Gourgou, P Fenoglietto, N Aillères, D Azria, O Riou
PURPOSE: Radiation oncologists are responsible for deciding which day-to-day variations are acceptable or not in the treatment setup. However, properly qualified and trained radiation therapists might be capable to perform image registration. We evaluated in our centre the capability and accuracy of radiation therapists to validate positioning images in a prospective study. METHODS AND PATIENTS: A total of 84 patients treated for prostate, head and neck, lung or breast cancer was prospectively and randomly included from July 2011 to July 2013 in radiotherapy unit of our institution...
February 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212506/chromosome-9p-copy-number-gains-involving-pd-l1-are-associated-with-a-specific-proliferation-and-immune-modulating-gene-expression-program-active-across-major-cancer-types
#14
Jan Budczies, Carsten Denkert, Balázs Győrffy, Peter Schirmacher, Albrecht Stenzinger
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of the PD-L1/PD-1 immune checkpoint axis represents one of the most promising approaches of immunotherapy for various cancer types. However, immune checkpoint inhibition is successful only in subpopulations of patients emphasizing the need for powerful biomarkers that adequately reflect the complex interaction between the tumor and the immune system. Recently, recurrent copy number gains (CNG) in chromosome 9p involving PD-L1 were detected in many cancer types including lung cancer, melanoma, bladder cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, prostate cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, and triple-negative breast cancer...
December 6, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
#15
Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131323/validity-and-usefulness-of-a-single-item-measure-of-patient-reported-bother-from-side-effects-of-cancer-therapy
#16
Timothy P Pearman, Jennifer L Beaumont, Daniel Mroczek, Mary O'Connor, David Cella
BACKGROUND: The improving efficacy of cancer treatment has resulted in an increasing array of treatment-related symptoms and associated burdens imposed on individuals undergoing aggressive treatment of their disease. Often, clinical trials compare therapies that have different types, and severities, of adverse effects. Whether rated by clinicians or patients themselves, it can be difficult to know which side effect profile is more disruptive or bothersome to patients. A simple summary index of bother can help to adjudicate the variability in adverse effects across treatments being compared with each other...
March 1, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028221/quality-of-life-and-patient-reported-outcomes-following-proton-radiation-therapy-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Vivek Verma, Charles B Simone, Mark V Mishra
Background: As costs of cancer care rise, the importance of documenting value in oncology increases. Proton beam radiotherapy (PBT) has the potential to reduce toxicities in cancer patients, but is relatively expensive and unproven. Evaluating quality of life (QOL) and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is essential to establishing PBT's "value" in oncologic therapy. The goal of this systematic review was to assess QOL and PROs in patients treated with PBT. Methods: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)-guided systematic searches were conducted...
April 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976121/strategies-used-in-the-clinical-trials-of-gene-therapy-for-cancer
#18
Thekkuttuparambil Ananthanarayanan Ajith
Advances in understanding and manipulating genes have set the stage for scientists to alter a person's genetic material to prevent or treat diseases. Over the past decade, somatic gene therapy has been increasingly applied in clinical trials where the genetic material (DNA and RNA) introduced into a person's cell. Mutation and inactivation of the tumor suppressor genes are the unified concept of the development of tumor in humans. Therefore, researchers have discovered potential of gene therapies in the treatment of cancer...
September 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939574/publication-of-interventional-phase-3-and-4-clinical-trials-in-radiation-oncology-an-observational-study
#19
Jaime Pérez-Alija, Pedro Gallego, Isabel Linares, Eva Ambroa, Agustí Pedro
OBJECTIVES: Clinical trials produce the best data available for decision-making in modern evidence-based medicine. We aimed to determine the rate of non-publication of interventional phase 3 and 4 clinical trials involving patients with cancer undergoing radiotherapy. SETTING: The ClinicalTrials.gov database was searched for interventional phase 3 and 4 trials in radiotherapy with a primary completion date before 1 January 2013. We determined how many of these registry entries have not published the compulsory deposition of their results in the database and performed a systematic search for published studies in peer-reviewed journals...
September 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938652/correlation-between-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-and-cellularity-is-different-in-several-tumors-a-meta-analysis
#20
Alexey Surov, Hans Jonas Meyer, Andreas Wienke
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to provide clinical evidence regarding relationship between ADC and cellularity in different tumors based on large patient data. Medline library was screened for associations between ADC and cell count in different tumors up to September 2016. Only publications in English were extracted. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement (PRISMA) was used for the research. Overall, 39 publications with 1530 patients were included into the analysis...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
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