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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028942/association-of-high-evidence%C3%A2-gastric-cancer%C3%A2-susceptibility-loci-and-somatic-gene-expression-levels-with-survival
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Hyuna Sung, Nan Hu, Howard H Yang, Carol A Giffen, Bin Zhu, Lei Song, Hua Su, Chaoyu Wang, Dominick M Parisi, Alisa M Goldstein, Philip R Taylor, Paula L Hyland
Eleven high-evidence single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at 9 loci for gastric cancer (GC) risk were reported, but their associations with survival remains unknown. In this study, we examined associations between SNP and GC survival by anatomic location and histology among 1147 incident cases from the Shanxi Upper Gastrointestinal Genetics Project. We further examined if SNPs were expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) in normal and tumor gastric tissues, and whether tumor vs. normal somatic mRNA differences in 126 cases were associated with survival...
September 27, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028085/nestin-and-cd146-expression-in-metaplastic-breast-cancer-stem-cell-therapy-in-need-lessons-reported-from-a-male-patient
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A Tampakis, E C Tampaki, D Trafalis, A Nonni, K Kontzoglou, E Patsouris, M Kontos, G Kouraklis
OBJECTIVE: Metaplastic breast carcinomas represent a rare subtype of breast cancer exhibiting aggressive clinical features. They appear as highly chemoresistant tumors, therefore showing poor outcome and high rates of local recurrence or distant metastasis. CASE REPORT: A 37-year-old greek man was referred to our hospital for evaluation of a locally advanced, ulcerated, fixed, irregular and hard in consistency mass covering his left breast and chest wall. Further work out with CT and biopsy of the tumor revealed a triple negative metaplastic breast cancer classified as cT4cN3cM1...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027594/treatment-and-survival-disparities-by-ethnicity-in-new-zealand-women-with-stage-i-iii-breast-cancer-tumour-subtypes
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Ross Lawrenson, Chunhuan Lao, Ian Campbell, Vernon Harvey, Sanjeewa Seneviratne, Melissa Edwards, Mark Elwood, Nina Scott, Jacquie Kidd, Diana Sarfati, Marion Kuper-Hommel
PURPOSE: This study aims to look at the distribution of different subtypes of stage I-III breast cancer in Māori and Pacific versus non-Māori/Pacific women, and to examine cancer outcomes by ethnicity within these different subtypes. METHOD: This study included 9,015 women diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer between June 2000 and May 2013, recorded in the combined Waikato and Auckland Breast Cancer Registers, who had complete data on ER, PR and HER2 status...
October 13, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027483/cdk4-6-blockade-in-breast-cancer-current-experience-and-future-perspectives
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Dimitrios Zardavas, Noam Pondé, Konstantinos Tryfonidis
Dysregulated cellular proliferation, one of the hallmarks of cancer, is mediated by aberrant activation of the cell cycle machinery through the biological effects of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs). The clinical development of non-selective CDK inhibitors failed due to combined lack of efficacy and excessive toxicity reported by clinical trials across different cancer types. The clinical development of second generation, CDK4/6-selective inhibitors, namely palbociclib, abemaciclib and ribociclib, led to practice-changing results in the setting of breast cancer...
October 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026322/molecular-classification-of-esophagogastric-junction-carcinoma-correlated-with-prognosis
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Long Zou, Yinying Wu, Ke Ma, Yangwei Fan, Danfeng Dong, Ningyan Geng, Enxiao Li
A novel molecular classification of gastric cancer by the Asian Cancer Research Group (ACRG) is a potential advance in diagnosis and treatment, and it helps to determine prognosis. The use of immunohistochemistry (IHC) rather than gene expression analysis to determine tumor subtypes was evaluated with the aim of determining the feasibility of using the ACRG molecular classification. A total of 69 esophagogastric junction (EGJ) carcinomas were classified as microsatellite instable (MSI, 17.40%, 12 of 69), microsatellite stable with markers of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (MSS/EMT, 18...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025594/gene-expression-profiling-pathway-analysis-and-subtype-classification-reveal-molecular-heterogeneity-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-suggest-subtype-specific-therapeutic-targets
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Rahul Agarwal, Jitendra Narayan, Amitava Bhattacharyya, Mayank Saraswat, Anil Kumar Tomar
A very low 5-year survival rate among hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients is mainly due to lack of early stage diagnosis, distant metastasis and high risk of postoperative recurrence. Hence ascertaining novel biomarkers for early diagnosis and patient specific therapeutics is crucial and urgent. Here, we have performed a comprehensive analysis of the expression data of 423 HCC patients (373 tumors and 50 controls) downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) followed by pathway enrichment by gene ontology annotations, subtype classification and overall survival analysis...
October 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025425/prognostic-utility-of-differential-tissue-characterization-of-cardiac-neoplasm-and-thrombus-via-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-among-patients-with-advanced-systemic-cancer
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Angel T Chan, Andrew J Plodkowski, Shawn C Pun, Yuliya Lakhman, Darragh F Halpenny, Jiwon Kim, Samantha R Goldburg, Mathew J Matasar, Chaya S Moskowitz, Dipti Gupta, Richard Steingart, Jonathan W Weinsaft
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE-) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is well-validated for cardiac mass (CMASS) tissue characterization to differentiate neoplasm (CNEO) from thrombus (CTHR): Prognostic implications of CMASS subtypes among systemic cancer patients are unknown. METHODS: CMASS + patients and controls (CMASS -) matched for cancer diagnosis and stage underwent a standardized CMR protocol, including LGE-CMR (IR-GRE) for tissue characterization and balanced steady state free precession cine-CMR (SSFP) for cardiac structure/function...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025243/colon-cancer-with-micropapillary-carcinoma-component-a-clinopathologic-study-of-9-cases
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Naoto Kuroda, Kenji Yorita
Recently, colon cancer with micropapillary pattern (MPP) has been identified. MPP is defined as tight tufts surrounded by cleft-like space and lacking true fibrovascular cores and showing reverse polarity. In this article, we studied nine cases of colon cancer with MPP. MPP usually accounted for a minor component in total tumour volume, which ranged from 3 to 40% with a mean percentage of 19.2%. Associated histological subtype showed moderately differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma in all cases. The reverse polarity of villin (9/9, diffuse) in MPP component was superior to that of CA125 (5/9, focal) or CD10 (5/9, diffuse 2/9, focal 3/9)...
2017: Polish Journal of Pathology: Official Journal of the Polish Society of Pathologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024822/pubertally-initiated-high-fat-diet-promotes-mammary-tumorigenesis-in-obesity-prone-fvb-mice-similarly-to-obesity-resistant-balb-c-mice
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Yirong Zhu, Mark D Aupperlee, Sandra Z Haslam, Richard C Schwartz
Premenopausal breast cancer is associated with increased animal fat consumption among normal-weight but not overweight women. Our previous findings in obesity-resistant BALB/c mice showed that a diet high in saturated animal fat (HFD) promotes mammary tumorigenesis in both DMBA carcinogenesis and Trp53-null transplant models. Having made these observations in BALB/c mice, which have very modest HFD weight gain, we determined the effects of HFD in FVB mice, which gain significant weight on HFD. Three-week-old FVB mice fed a low-fat diet or HFD were subjected to 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene-induced carcinogenesis...
October 9, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024405/current-status-of-liver-transplantation-for-cholangiocarcinoma
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Nicolás Goldaracena, Andre Gorgen, Gonzalo Sapisochin
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is the second most common liver cancer and it is associated with a poor prognosis. CCA can be divided into intrahepatic, hilar and distal. Despite the subtype, the median survival is 12-24 months without treatment. Liver transplantation (LT) is worldwide recognized as a curative option for hepatocellular carcinoma. On the other hand, the initial results for LT for CCA were very poor mainly due to a lack of adequate patient selection. In the last two decades, improvement has been made in the management of unresectable hilar CCA, and the results of LT after neoadjuvant chemoradiation have been shown to be promising...
October 11, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024261/pathologic-significance-of-a-novel-oncoprotein-in-thyroid-cancer-progression
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Anthony A Firek, Mia C Perez, Amber Gonda, Li Lei, Iqbal Munir, Alfred A Simental, Frances E Carr, Benjamin J Becerra, Marino De Leon, Salma Khan
BACKGROUND: The incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing worldwide, and there is an emerging need to develop accurate tools for diagnosis. Fine needle aspiration biopsy has greatly improved evaluation of thyroid nodules, but challenges with indeterminate lesions remain in up to 25% of biopsies. Novel tissue biomarkers may assist in improved nodule characterization. Microcalcifications occurring in thyroid cancers suggest proteins involved in bone formation may play a role in thyroid carcinogenesis...
October 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023470/vicus-exploiting-local-structures-to-improve-network-based-analysis-of-biological-data
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Bo Wang, Lin Huang, Yuke Zhu, Anshul Kundaje, Serafim Batzoglou, Anna Goldenberg
Biological networks entail important topological features and patterns critical to understanding interactions within complicated biological systems. Despite a great progress in understanding their structure, much more can be done to improve our inference and network analysis. Spectral methods play a key role in many network-based applications. Fundamental to spectral methods is the Laplacian, a matrix that captures the global structure of the network. Unfortunately, the Laplacian does not take into account intricacies of the network's local structure and is sensitive to noise in the network...
October 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023197/mutational-landscape-of-rna-binding-proteins-in-human-cancers
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Yaseswini Neelamraju, Abel Gonzalez-Perez, Poornima Bhat-Nakshatri, Harikrishna Nakshatri, Sarath Chandra Janga
RNA Binding Proteins (RBPs) are a class of post-transcriptional regulatory molecules which are increasingly documented to be dysfunctional in cancer genomes. However, our current understanding of these alterations is limited. Here, we delineate the mutational landscape of ∼1300 RBPs in ∼6000 cancer genomes. Our analysis revealed that RBPs have an average of ∼3 mutations per Mb across 26 cancer types. We identified 281 RBPs to be enriched for mutations (GEMs) in at least one cancer type. GEM RBPs were found to undergo frequent frameshift and inframe deletions as well as missense, nonsense and silent mutations when compared to those that are not enriched for mutations...
October 12, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022007/is-uterine-preservation-combined-with-bilateral-salpingo-oophorectomy-to-promote-subsequent-fertility-safe-in-infiltrative-mucinous-ovarian-cancer
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Sebastien Gouy, Marine Saidani, Amandine Maulard, Matthieu Faron, Slim Bach-Hamba, Enrica Bentivegna, Alexandra Leary, Patricia Pautier, Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran, Catherine Genestie, Philippe Morice
According to the latest World Health Organization classification (2014), mucinous ovarian cancers should be classified histologically as being either expansile or infiltrative. Compared to other epithelial cancers, both of these mucinous patterns are diagnosed, in the main, at an early stage, although they can affect relatively young patients. The infiltrative subtype is characterized by a morphologically and clinically more aggressive disease versus the expansile form. Consequently, even in young patients who would prefer fertility sparing management, the removal of both ovaries (even for a unilateral tumor) remains a common recommendation...
November 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021293/ppar%C3%AE-ligand-induced-annexin-a1-expression-determines-chemotherapy-response-via-deubiquitination-of-death-domain-kinase-rip-in-triple-negative-breast-cancers
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Luxi Chen, Yi Yuan, Shreya Kar, Madhu M Kanchi, Suruchi Arora, Ji E Kim, Pei F Koh, Einas Yousef, Ramar P Samy, Muthu K Shanmugam, Tuan Z Tan, Sung W Shin, Frank Arfuso, Han M Shen, Henry Yang, Boon C Goh, Joo I Park, Louis Gaboury, Peter E Lobie, Gautam Sethi, Lina H K Lim, Alan P Kumar
Metastatic breast cancer is still incurable so far; new specifically targeted and more effective therapies for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) are required in the clinic. In this study, our clinical data have established that basal and claudin-low subtypes of breast cancer (TNBC types) express significantly higher levels of Annexin A1 (ANXA1) with poor survival outcomes. Using human cancer cell lines that model the TNBC subtype, we observed a strong positive correlation between expression of ANXA1 and PPARγ...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021292/metabolite-profiling-reveals-the-glutathione-biosynthetic-pathway-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Alexander Beatty, Lauren S Fink, Tanu Singh, Alexander Strigun, Erik Peter, Christina M Ferrer, Emmanuelle Nicolas, Kathy Q Cai, Timothy P Moran, Mauricio J Reginato, Ulrike Rennefahrt, Jeffrey R Peterson
Cancer cells can exhibit altered dependency on specific metabolic pathways and targeting these dependencies is a promising therapeutic strategy. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive and genomically heterogeneous subset of breast cancer that is resistant to existing targeted therapies. To identify metabolic pathway dependencies in TNBC, we first conducted mass spectrometry-based metabolomics of TNBC and control cells. Relative levels of intracellular metabolites distinguished TNBC from non-transformed breast epithelia and revealed two metabolic subtypes within TNBC that correlate with markers of basal-like versus non-basal-like status...
October 11, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020998/proteomic-profiling-of-breast-cancer-metabolism-identifies-shmt2-and-asct2-as-prognostic-factors
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Stephan Bernhardt, Michaela Bayerlová, Martina Vetter, Astrid Wachter, Devina Mitra, Volker Hanf, Tilmann Lantzsch, Christoph Uleer, Susanne Peschel, Jutta John, Jörg Buchmann, Edith Weigert, Karl-Friedrich Bürrig, Christoph Thomssen, Ulrike Korf, Tim Beissbarth, Stefan Wiemann, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer tumors are known to be highly heterogeneous and differences in their metabolic phenotypes, especially at protein level, are less well-understood. Profiling of metabolism-related proteins harbors the potential to establish new patient stratification regimes and biomarkers promoting individualized therapy. In our study, we aimed to examine the relationship between metabolism-associated protein expression profiles and clinicopathological characteristics in a large cohort of breast cancer patients...
October 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020893/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-melanoma-melanomas-that-lack-classical-clinical-features
#18
Victoria J Mar, Alex J Chamberlain, John W Kelly, William K Murray, John F Thompson
A Cancer Council Australia multidisciplinary working group is currently revising and updating the 2008 evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of cutaneous melanoma. While there have been many recent improvements in treatment options for metastatic melanoma, early diagnosis remains critical to reducing mortality from the disease. Improved awareness of the atypical presentations of this common malignancy is required to achieve this. A chapter of the new guidelines was therefore developed to aid recognition of atypical melanomas...
October 16, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020884/pathologic-reporting-of-tall-cell-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-have-we-reached-a-consensus
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Juan Hernandez-Prera, Rosalie Machado, Sylvia L Asa, Zubair W Baloch, William C Faquin, Ronald Ghossein, Virginia A LiVolsi, Ricardo V Lloyd, Ozgur Mete, Yuri E Nikiforov, Raja Seethala, Saul Suster, Lester D R Thompson, Andrew Turk, Peter M Sadow, Mark L Urken, Bruce M Wenig
BACKGROUND: Tall cell variant (TCV) is widely believed to be a more aggressive subtype of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Despite the significance of TCV with respect to risk stratification and therapeutic decision making, its diagnosis is subject to interobserver variability. We aim to determine the level of agreement among expert pathologists in the identification and reporting of TCV. METHODS: 17 surgical resections for thyroid cancer containing the diagnostic term "tall cell" in their pathology reports and 22 cases diagnosed as classical PTC were selected...
October 12, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020678/ovarian-cancer-a-heterogeneous-disease
#20
Myriam Kossaï, Alexandra Leary, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Catherine Genestie
Ovarian cancer encompasses a collection of neoplasms with distinct clinicopathological and molecular features and prognosis. Despite there being a variety of ovarian cancer subtypes, these are treated as a single disease. Tremendous efforts have been made to characterize these subtypes and identify tumoral pathways and potential biomarkers for therapeutic strategies. As in other cancer types, tumor heterogeneity appears to be very high across subtypes and within a single tumor, representing a major cause of treatment failure...
October 12, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
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