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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635617/the-dosimetric-impact-of-gadolinium-based-contrast-media-in-gbm-brain-patient-plans-for-a-mri-linac
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Syed Bilal Ahmad, Moti Raj Paudel, Arman Sarfehnia, Anthony Kim, Geordi Pang, Mark Ruschin, Arjun Sahgal, Brian M Keller
Dosimetric effects of gadolinium based contrast media (Gadovist) were evaluated for the Elekta MRI Linear accelerator (MRL) using the research version of Monaco treatment planning system (TPS). In order to represent a gadolinium uptake it was manually assigned to a phantom as well as to the Gross Tumour Volume (GTV) of 6 Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) patients. A preliminary estimate of dose enhancement, due to gadolinium, was performed using the phantom irradiated with a single beam. More complicated assessment was performed for the GBM patients using a 7 field IMRT technique...
June 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635550/peptide-grafted-and-self-assembled-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-phenylalanine-nanoparticles-targeting-camptothecin-to-glioma
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Hitesh Kulhari, Srinivasa R Telukutla, Deep Pooja, Ravi Shukla, Ramakrishna Sistla, Vipul Bansal, David J Adams
AIM: To synthesize cRGDfK peptide conjugated poly(γ-glutamic acid)-phenylalanine nanoparticles to improve the therapeutic efficacy of camptothecin (CPT) against glioblastoma multiforme. METHODS: Peptide-conjugated, drug-loaded nanoparticles (cRGDfK-conjugated camptothecin-loaded PGA-PA nanoparticles [RCPN]) were prepared and physico-chemically characterized using different techniques. Nanoparticles were evaluated for in vitro anticancer activity, cellular uptake, induction of apoptosis and wound healing cell migration against U87MG human glioblastoma cells...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634226/phostine-pst3-1a-targets-mgat5-and-inhibits-glioblastoma-initiating-cell-invasiveness-and-proliferation
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Zahra Hassani, Ali Saleh, Soumaya Turpault, Salim Khiati, Willy Morelle, Jacques Vignon, Jean-Philippe Hugnot, Emmanuelle Uro-Coste, Philippe Legrand, Marcel Delaforge, Séverine Loiseau, Ludovic Clarion, Marc Lecouvey, Jean-Noël Volle, David Virieux, Jean-Luc Pirat, Hugues Duffau, Norbert Bakalara
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary malignant brain tumor and accounts for a significant proportion of all primary brain tumors. Median survival after treatment is around 15 months. Remodeling of N-glycans by the N-acetylglucosamine glycosyltransferase (MGAT5) regulates tumoral development. Here, perturbation of MGAT5 enzymatic activity by the small-molecule inhibitor 3-Hydroxy-4,5-bis-benzyloxy-6-benzyloxymethyl-2-phenyl2-oxo-2λ5-[1,2]oxaphosphinane (PST3.1a) restrains GBM growth. In cell based assays it is demonstrated that PST3...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629170/egfr-and-egfrviii-promote-angiogenesis-and-cell-invasion-in-glioblastoma-combination-therapies-for-an-effective-treatment
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REVIEW
Stefanie Keller, Mirko H H Schmidt
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the mutant EGFRvIII are major focal points in current concepts of targeted cancer therapy for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most malignant primary brain tumor. The receptors participate in the key processes of tumor cell invasion and tumor-related angiogenesis and their upregulation correlates with the poor prognosis of glioma patients. Glioma cell invasion and increased angiogenesis share mechanisms of the degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM) through upregulation of ECM-degrading proteases as well as the activation of aberrant signaling pathways...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628119/differential-expression-of-mir16-in-glioblastoma-and-glioblastoma-stem-cells-their-correlation-with-proliferation-differentiation-metastasis-and-prognosis
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R Tian, J Wang, H Yan, J Wu, Q Xu, X Zhan, Z Gui, M Ding, J He
The function of miR16 in multiforme glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and its stem cells (GSCs) remains elusive. To this end, we investigated the patterns of miR16 expression in these cells and their correlation with malignant behaviors and clinical outcomes. The levels of miR16 and its targeted genes in tumor tissue of GBM and GBM SGH44, U87, U251 cells as well as their stem cell counterparts were measured by qRT-PCR or western blot or immunohistochemistry. Luciferase reporter assay was used to confirm the binding of miR16 to 3'-UTR of its target genes...
June 19, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627406/multi-omics-facilitated-variable-selection-in-cox-regression-model-for-cancer-prognosis-prediction
#6
Cong Liu, Xujun Wang, Georgi Z Genchev, Hui Lu
Motivation New developments in high-throughput genomic technologies have enabled the measurement of diverse types of omics biomarkers in a cost-efficient and clinically-feasible manner. Developing computational methods and tools for analysis and translation of such genomic data into clinically-relevant information is an ongoing and active area of investigation. For example, several studies have utilized an unsupervised learning framework to cluster patients by integrating omics data. Despite such recent advances, predicting cancer prognosis using integrated omics biomarkers remains a challenge...
June 13, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620939/engineering-novel-targeted-boron-10-enriched-theranostic-nanomedicine-to-combat-against-murine-brain-tumors-via-mr-imaging-guided-boron-neutron-capture-therapy
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Naresh Kuthala, Raviraj Vankayala, Yi-Nan Li, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a very common type of "incurable" malignant brain tumor. Although many treatment options are currently available, most of them eventually fail due to its recurrence. Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) emerges as an alternative noninvasive therapeutic treatment modality. The major challenge in treating GBMs using BNCT is to achieve selective imaging, targeting, and sufficient accumulation of boron-containing drug at the tumor site so that effective destruction of tumor cells can be achieved without harming the normal brain cells...
June 16, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620891/population-pharmacokinetic-modeling-of-olaratumab-an-anti-pdgfr%C3%AE-human-monoclonal-antibody-in-patients-with-advanced-and-or-metastatic-cancer
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Gary Mo, John R Baldwin, Debra Luffer-Atlas, Robert L Ilaria, Ilaria Conti, Michael Heathman, Damien M Cronier
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Olaratumab is a recombinant human monoclonal antibody that binds to platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α (PDGFRα). In a randomized phase II study, olaratumab plus doxorubicin met its predefined primary endpoint for progression-free survival and achieved a highly significant improvement in overall survival versus doxorubicin alone in patients with advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma (STS). In this study, we characterize the pharmacokinetics (PKs) of olaratumab in a cancer patient population...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615958/the-critical-role-of-egf-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-glioblastoma
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Xingqiang Wang, Shanshi Wang, Xiaolong Li, Shigang Jin, Feng Xiong, Xin Wang
To date, β-catenin has been reported to be implicated in mediating the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in a variety of human cancers, which can be triggered by EGF. However, the mechanisms underlying EGF-β-catenin pathway-induced EMT of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) have not been reported previously. In the present study, immunohistochemistry, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, and Western blot were applied to investigate the effect of EGF-β-catenin pathway on EMT of GBM. Here, we identified that β-catenin mRNA and protein levels were up-regulated in GBM tissues and four kinds of glioblastoma cell lines, including T98G, A172, U87, and U251 cells, compared with normal brain tissue and astrocytes...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615614/effects-of-connexin43-overexpression-on-u251-cell-growth-migration-and-apoptosis
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Jia Lu, Mingyue Yu, Zhen Lin, Su Lue, Hao Zhang, Hang Zhao, Yanyan Xu, Haiyan Liu
BACKGROUND Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly aggressive malignant brain tumor with a high incidence in adults. Connexin43 (Cx43) has general roles in tumorigenesis and is expressed in U251 glioma cells. Accordingly, the effects of Cx43 on the growth, migration, and apoptosis and the underlying mechanisms mediating Cx43-dependent migration and apoptosis were examined in U251 cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS A Cx43-overexpressing U251 cell line was generated to analyze the effects of Cx43 overexpression on cell growth, wound healing, and apoptosis-related protein expression after treatment with temozolomide...
June 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611289/next-generation-sequencing-and-molecular-imaging-identify-egfr-mutation-and-amplification-in-a-glioblastoma-multiforme-patient-treated-with-an-egfr-inhibitor-a-case-report
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Ke Zhou, Hui Yao, Xuewen Zhang, Jiangang Liu, Zhenyu Qi, Xueshun Xie, Xiaoting Xu, Youxin Zhou, Zhengquan Yu, Zhong Wang, Yanjun Che, Yulun Huang
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and amplifications are frequently reported in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients. In this case report, we utilize next-generation sequencing (NGS) and EGFR molecular imaging to investigate intratumoral heterogeneity in a male patient presenting with GBM. Further, we describe the patient's clinical course as well as outcomes of targeted EGFR therapy with erlotinib, an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). NGS demonstrated the presence of an EGFR mutation and amplification in our patient...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611074/cervical-spinal-glioblastoma-multiforme-in-the-elderly
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Dmitri Shastin, Ryan K Mathew, Azzam Ismail, Gerry Towns
Spinal glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is uncommon, and its diagnosis may be challenging. This is especially true in the elderly population. Best management strategy remains to be defined. The purpose of this report is to document this rare condition, increase awareness (as a potential differential diagnosis) and propose treatment options in the elderly; a review of the relevant literature is included. A biopsy may be beneficial in given circumstances as cervical spinal GBM carries a better prognosis compared with intramedullary metastasis...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610554/slc7a11-over-expression-in-glioblastoma-is-associated-with-increased-cancer-stem-cell-like-properties
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Monika Dagmara Polewski, Rosyli Francis Reveron-Thornton, Gregory Allan Cherryholmes, Georgi K Marinov, Karen Saida Aboody
System xc- is a sodium independent electro-neutral transporter, composed of a catalytic subunit xCT (SLC7A11) which is involved in importing cystine. Certain cancers such as gliomas up-regulate the expression of system xc- which confers a survival advantage against the detrimental effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by increasing the generation of the antioxidant glutathione. However, ROS have also been shown to function as targeted, intracellular second messengers in an array of physiological processes such as proliferation...
June 13, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610419/gene-expression-profiling-of-chemokines-and-their-receptors-in-low-and-high-grade-astrocytoma
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Ira Sharma, Avninder Singh, Karam Chand Sharma, Sunita Saxena
Background: Despite intense interest in molecular characterization and searches for novel therapeutic targets, the glioblastoma remains a formidable clinical challenge. Among many contributors to gliomagenesis, chemokines have drawn special attention due to their involvement in a plethora of biological processes and pathological conditions. In the present study we aimed to elucidate any pro-gliomagenic chemokine axis and probable roles in development of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Method: An array of 84 chemokines, chemokine receptors and related genes were studied by real time PCR with comparison between low grade astrocytoma (diffuse astrocytoma – grade II) and high grade astrocytoma (glioblastoma multiforme – grade IV)...
May 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609363/o6-methylguanine-dna-methyltransferase-status-does-not-predict-response-or-resistance-to-alkylating-agents-in-well-differentiated-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Nitya Raj, David S Klimstra, Natally Horvat, Liying Zhang, Joanne F Chou, Marinela Capanu, Olca Basturk, Richard Kinh Gian Do, Peter J Allen, Diane Reidy-Lagunes
OBJECTIVES: Alkylating agents have activity in well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (WD panNETs). In glioblastoma multiforme, decreased activity of O-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) predicts response; in panNETs, MGMT relevance is unknown. METHODS: We identified patients with WD panNETs treated with alkylating agents, determined best overall response by Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1, and performed MGMT activity testing...
July 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609210/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-brain-tumors-in-the-course-of-alpha-therapy
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Marta Kamińska, Ewa Fersten, Henryk Koziara, Bartosz Królicki
The aim of the study was to assess subjective quality of life in patients receiving alpha therapy for malignant tumors (glioblastoma multiforme, GBM) of the brain. No significant differences in self-assessed quality of life were found between GBM patients in the course of α-therapy and healthy controls, the two groups differed only as regards somatic symptoms. Moreover, the stronger was the respondents' sense of self-efficacy, the higher their subjective quality of life. The findings may have practical implications for clinical psychology, namely it seems worthwhile to build up the patient's sense of control of his own health...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608950/assessment-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-and-tumor-associated-immune-cells-in-pediatric-cancer-tissues
#17
Robbie G Majzner, Jason S Simon, Joseph F Grosso, Daniel Martinez, Bruce R Pawel, Mariarita Santi, Melinda S Merchant, Birgit Geoerger, Imene Hezam, Virginie Marty, Phillippe Vielh, Mads Daugaard, Poul H Sorensen, Crystal L Mackall, John M Maris
BACKGROUND: Programmed death 1 (PD-1) signaling in the tumor microenvironment dampens immune responses to cancer, and blocking this axis induces antitumor effects in several malignancies. Clinical studies of PD-1 blockade are only now being initiated in pediatric patients, and little is known regarding programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in common childhood cancers. The authors characterized PD-L1 expression and tumor-associated immune cells (TAICs) (lymphocytes and macrophages) in common pediatric cancers...
June 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608160/erratum-to-radiomic-features-from-the-peritumoral-brain-parenchyma-on-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-multi-parametric-mr-imaging-predict-long-versus-short-term-survival-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-preliminary-findings
#18
Prateek Prasanna, Jay Patel, Sasan Partovi, Anant Madabhushi, Pallavi Tiwari
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June 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602756/antrodia-cinnamomea-sensitizes-radio-chemo-therapy-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-by-modulating-microrna-expression
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Yu-Kai Su, Ping-Hsiao Shih, Wei-Hwa Lee, Oluwaseun Adebayo Bamodu, Alexander T H Wu, Chun-Chih Huang, Yew-Min Tzeng, Michael Hsiao, Chi-Tai Yeh, Chien-Min Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The discovery of many tissue-specific cancer stem cells (CSCs) continues to attract scientific attention. These CSCs are considered to be associated with chemo- and radio-resistance, and consequently, failure of conventional anticancer therapies. The recent demonstration of several microRNAs as enhancers of tumorigenicity via modulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer stemness, makes them putative novel therapeutic target in oncology. Antrodia cinnamomea is a Chinese traditional medicine with several biological functions including anti-inflammation, antioxidant, and cancer prevention...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602411/survival-outcomes-of-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-in-their-75th-year-or-older-treated-with-adjuvant-therapy
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Georgia Harris, Dasantha Jayamanne, Helen Wheeler, Cecelia Gzell, Marina Kastelan, Geoff Schembri, David Brazier, Raymond Cook, Jonathan Parkinson, Mustafa Khasraw, Sandra Louw, Michael Back
PURPOSE: To assess the outcomes of the most elderly cohort of patients with a diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) after intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The data of patients with GBM who had underwent IMRT from May 2007 to December 2015 were entered into a prospective database. Analysis was performed on the data from patients diagnosed during or after 75 years of age. The primary endpoint was the median survival. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed with respect to survival for patients aged 74 to 80 versus >80 years, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 to 1 versus 2 to 3, extent of resection, a high radiation dose (60 Gy) versus any hypofractionated schedule, MGMT methylation status, planning target volume, and the use of temozolomide (TMZ) versus no TMZ...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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