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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528698/microrna-signatures-and-molecular-subtypes-of-glioblastoma-the-role-of-extracellular-transfer
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Jakub Godlewski, Ruben Ferrer-Luna, Arun K Rooj, Marco Mineo, Franz Ricklefs, Yuji S Takeda, M Oskar Nowicki, Elżbieta Salińska, Ichiro Nakano, Hakho Lee, Ralph Weissleder, Rameen Beroukhim, E Antonio Chiocca, Agnieszka Bronisz
Despite the importance of molecular subtype classification of glioblastoma (GBM), the extent of extracellular vesicle (EV)-driven molecular and phenotypic reprogramming remains poorly understood. To reveal complex subpopulation dynamics within the heterogeneous intratumoral ecosystem, we characterized microRNA expression and secretion in phenotypically diverse subpopulations of patient-derived GBM stem-like cells (GSCs). As EVs and microRNAs convey information that rearranges the molecular landscape in a cell type-specific manner, we argue that intratumoral exchange of microRNA augments the heterogeneity of GSC that is reflected in highly heterogeneous profile of microRNA expression in GBM subtypes...
May 17, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526735/activated-notch-induced-intratumoral-heterogeneity-drives-lung-cancer
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Activated NOTCH signaling is both tumor-suppressive and protumorigenic in SCLC.
May 19, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521821/intratumoral-and-peritumoral-radiomics-for-the-pretreatment-prediction-of-pathological-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-based-on-breast-dce-mri
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Nathaniel M Braman, Maryam Etesami, Prateek Prasanna, Christina Dubchuk, Hannah Gilmore, Pallavi Tiwari, Donna Pletcha, Anant Madabhushi
BACKGROUND: In this study, we evaluated the ability of radiomic textural analysis of intratumoral and peritumoral regions on pretreatment breast cancer dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) to predict pathological complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: A total of 117 patients who had received NAC were retrospectively analyzed. Within the intratumoral and peritumoral regions of T1-weighted contrast-enhanced MRI scans, a total of 99 radiomic textural features were computed at multiple phases...
May 18, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516078/subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-presenting-with-tumoral-bleeding-a-case-report
#4
Jae-Young Kim, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
We report a rare case of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tumoral bleeding in a pediatric patient without tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). A 10-year-old girl presented with a 2-week history of an increasingly aggravating headache. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed an approximately 3.6-cm, well-defined, heterogeneously enhancing mass with multistage hemorrhages on the right-sided foramen of Monro. The tumor was completely resected using a transcallosal approach. Intraoperatively, the mass presented as a gray-colored firm tumor associated with acute and subacute hemorrhages...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504724/single-cell-transcriptomics-uncovers-distinct-molecular-signatures-of-stem-cells-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Alice Giustacchini, Supat Thongjuea, Nikolaos Barkas, Petter S Woll, Benjamin J Povinelli, Christopher A G Booth, Paul Sopp, Ruggiero Norfo, Alba Rodriguez-Meira, Neil Ashley, Lauren Jamieson, Paresh Vyas, Kristina Anderson, Åsa Segerstolpe, Hong Qian, Ulla Olsson-Strömberg, Satu Mustjoki, Rickard Sandberg, Sten Eirik W Jacobsen, Adam J Mead
Recent advances in single-cell transcriptomics are ideally placed to unravel intratumoral heterogeneity and selective resistance of cancer stem cell (SC) subpopulations to molecularly targeted cancer therapies. However, current single-cell RNA-sequencing approaches lack the sensitivity required to reliably detect somatic mutations. We developed a method that combines high-sensitivity mutation detection with whole-transcriptome analysis of the same single cell. We applied this technique to analyze more than 2,000 SCs from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) throughout the disease course, revealing heterogeneity of CML-SCs, including the identification of a subgroup of CML-SCs with a distinct molecular signature that selectively persisted during prolonged therapy...
May 15, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494110/computerized-detection-of-lung-nodules-through-radiomics
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Jingchen Ma, Zien Zhou, Yacheng Ren, Junfeng Xiong, Ling Fu, Qian Wang, Jun Zhao
PURPOSE: Lung cancer is a major cause of cancer deaths, and the 5-year survival rate of stage IV lung cancer patients is only 2%. However, the 5-year survival rate of stage I lung cancer patients significantly increases to 50%. As such, spiral computed tomography (CT) scans are necessary to diagnose high-risk lung cancer patients in early stages. In this study, a computer-aided detection (CAD) system with radiomics was proposed. This system could automatically detect pulmonary nodules and reduce radiologists' workload and human errors...
May 11, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493816/sample-types-applied-for-molecular-diagnosis-of-therapeutic-management-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-precision-medicine
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Yanxi Han, Jinming Li
In this era of precision medicine, molecular biology is becoming increasingly significant for the diagnosis and therapeutic management of non-small cell lung cancer. The specimen as the primary element of the whole testing flow is particularly important for maintaining the accuracy of gene alteration testing. Presently, the main sample types applied in routine diagnosis are tissue and cytology biopsies. Liquid biopsies are considered as the most promising alternatives when tissue and cytology samples are not available...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493504/imaging-sonographic-findings-of-in-a-case-of-proliferating-trichilemmal-tumor-of-a-finger-a-case-report
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Ki Eon Kwon, Seon-Jeong Kim, Joo Hak Kim, Yoon Yang Jung, Noh Hyuck Park, Ji Yeon Park, Kyung A Kang, Soo Heui Baek
Proliferating trichilemmal tumor (PTT) is a rare tumor that originates from the outer root sheath of a hair follicle. About 90% of PTTs occur on the scalp. The sonographic findings of PTT in the subungual region have not been reported previously. In our case, sonography showed a heterogeneous mass containing echogenic foci with no detectable intratumoral vascularity. These echogenic foci probably represent keratin and cholesterol. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2017.
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492801/orthotopic-tumorgrafts-in-nude-mice-as-a-model-to-evaluate-calcitriol-effects-in-breast-cancer
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V C N Fonseca-Filho, M L H Katayama, E C Lyra, D A Maria, R A Basso, S Nonogaki, J M Guerra, S Maistro, J C G S Góes, M A A K Folgueira
Objectives: To establish a tumorgraft model, from freshly collected breast cancer samples, which were directly implanted in nude mice, to study calcitriol effects. Methods: Breast cancer samples collected from 12 patients were orthotopically implanted into nude mice. Animals were treated with weekly intratumoral injections of calcitriol 3 μg/Kg, which was previously shown to induce peak serum calcitriol levels in the predicted therapeutic range. Results: Success engraftment rate was 25%...
May 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490887/role-of-ct-scan-in-differentiating-the-type-of-colorectal-cancer
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Zhen-Hui Li, Ding-Yun You, De-Pei Gao, Guang-Jun Yang, Xing-Xiang Dong, Da-Fu Zhang, Ying-Ying Ding
OBJECTIVES: Most colorectal cancers are classical adenocarcinomas (AC), and less frequent subtypes include mucinous adenocarcinomas (MAC) and signet-ring cell carcinomas (SC). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the computed tomography (CT) findings that can help to differentiate MAC and SC from AC. METHODS: CT scans of 168 patients with pathologically proven MAC and 67 patients with pathologically proven SC were analyzed, and 220 patients with classical AC were also included as a control group...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487492/sequencing-of-cancer-cell-subpopulations-identifies-micrometastases-in-a-bladder-cancer-patient
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Kris Prado, Kelvin X Zhang, Matteo Pellegrini, Arnold I Chin
PURPOSE: Pathologic staging of bladder cancer patients remains a challenge. Standard-of-care histology exhibits limited sensitivity in detection of micrometastases, which can increase risk of cancer progression and delay potential adjuvant therapies. Here, we sought to develop a proof of concept novel molecular approach to improve detection of cancer micrometastasis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We combined fluorescence activated cell sorting and next-generation sequencing and performed whole-exome sequencing of total cancer cells and cancer cell subpopulations in multiple tumor specimens and regional lymph nodes in a single patient with muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder following radical cystectomy...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484211/metabolic-radiomics-for-pretreatment-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-to-characterize-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-histopathologic-characteristics-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-and-prognosis
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Seunggyun Ha, Sohyun Park, Ji-In Bang, Eun-Kyu Kim, Ho-Young Lee
Radiomics has been spotlighted as imaging biomarker for estimation of intratumoral heterogeneity (ITH) which is regarded as the main reason for resistance to tumor treatment. Although a number of studies has shown clinical evidences that separate measurement of metabolic ITH by texture features (TFs) on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) has prognostic ability in various tumors, there has been no consensus regarding the best parameter representing ITH...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482346/tumor-heterogeneity-will-it-change-what-pathologists-do
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Fredrik T Bosman
Although the notion that tumors are heterogeneous is well rooted in diagnostic pathology, the extent of this heterogeneity at the molecular level and its impact on (targeted) treatment choice will certainly influence the practice of pathology. Even though the consequences of tumor heterogeneity for cancer care are as yet incompletely understood, pathologists can contribute to solving major scientific and clinical problems related to tumor heterogeneity by rethinking guidelines for tumor sampling, to have a more comprehensive covering of intratumor heterogeneity in the available tumor tissue samples...
May 9, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477149/current-and-emerging-applications-of-droplet-digital-pcr-in-oncology
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REVIEW
Susana Olmedillas-López, Mariano García-Arranz, Damián García-Olmo
The clinical management of cancer has evolved in recent years towards more personalized strategies that require a comprehensive knowledge of the complex molecular features involved in tumor growth and evolution, and the development of drug resistance mechanisms leading to disease progression. Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) has become one of the most accurate and reliable tools for the examination of genetic alterations in a wide variety of cancers because of its high sensitivity and specificity. ddPCR is currently being applied for absolute allele quantification, rare mutation detection, analysis of copy number variations, DNA methylation, and gene rearrangements in different kinds of clinical samples...
May 5, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474673/single-cell-rna-seq-enables-comprehensive-tumour-and-immune-cell-profiling-in-primary-breast-cancer
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Woosung Chung, Hye Hyeon Eum, Hae-Ock Lee, Kyung-Min Lee, Han-Byoel Lee, Kyu-Tae Kim, Han Suk Ryu, Sangmin Kim, Jeong Eon Lee, Yeon Hee Park, Zhengyan Kan, Wonshik Han, Woong-Yang Park
Single-cell transcriptome profiling of tumour tissue isolates allows the characterization of heterogeneous tumour cells along with neighbouring stromal and immune cells. Here we adopt this powerful approach to breast cancer and analyse 515 cells from 11 patients. Inferred copy number variations from the single-cell RNA-seq data separate carcinoma cells from non-cancer cells. At a single-cell resolution, carcinoma cells display common signatures within the tumour as well as intratumoral heterogeneity regarding breast cancer subtype and crucial cancer-related pathways...
May 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472456/structural-and-functional-intratumor-heterogeneities-in-glioblastoma-a-spacetime-odyssey-at-single-cell-level
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A Idbaih
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471511/whole-volume-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-based-entropy-parameters-for-assessment-of-gastric-cancer-aggressiveness
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Song Liu, Huanhuan Zheng, Yujuan Zhang, Ling Chen, Wenxian Guan, Yue Guan, Yun Ge, Jian He, Zhengyang Zhou
PURPOSE: To explore the role of whole-volume apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC)-based entropy parameters in the preoperative assessment of gastric cancer's aggressiveness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 64 patients with gastric cancers who underwent 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were retrospectively included. Regions of interest were drawn manually using in-house software, around gastric cancer lesions on each slice of the diffusion-weighted images and ADC maps...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461975/intratumoral-morphological-heterogeneity-of-breast-cancer-as-an-indicator-of-the-metastatic-potential-and-tumor-chemosensitivity
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T S Gerashchenko, M V Zavyalova, E V Denisov, N V Krakhmal, D N Pautova, N V Litviakov, S V Vtorushin, N V Cherdyntseva, V M Perelmuter
Breast cancer (BC) demonstrates considerable intratumoral morphological heterogeneity. The aim of this work was to evaluate the relationship among different morphological structures, the rate of metastasis, and efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in NAC-treated (n = 427) and NAC-naïve (n = 249) BC patients. We also studied the involvement of an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in the development of the intratumoral morphological heterogeneity of BC. We found a significant association between the intratumoral morphological heterogeneity and the rate of BC metastasis and response to NAC, which, in most cases, correlated with the presence of alveolar and trabecular structures...
January 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458143/a-case-of-cholangiolocellular-carcinoma-featuring-intratumoral-hepatic-artery-penetration-a-case-report
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Hiroaki Yamane, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Keiji Hanada, Shuji Yonehara, Hideki Ohdan, Masahiro Nakahara, Toshio Noriyuki
INTRODUCTION: Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) is thought to originate from hepatic stem cells. Its clinical characteristics, including radiological and prognostic factors, remain unclear. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 79-year-old woman with hypertension was admitted to our hospital after abnormal tumor marker levels were detected during an annual physical examination. Her laboratory data results were within normal range, and she was classified as Child-Pugh A. Enhanced computed tomography revealed a tumor located on the left side of the liver, with a maximum size of 60mm...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457617/metabolomics-reveals-intratumor-heterogeneity-implications-for-precision-medicine
#20
Xiaojing Liu, Jason W Locasale
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2017: EBioMedicine
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