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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147896/genetic-diagnosis-before-surgery-has-an-impact-on-surgical-decision-in-brca-mutation-carriers-with-breast-cancer
#1
Sungmin Park, Jeong Eon Lee, Jai Min Ryu, Issac Kim, Soo Youn Bae, Se Kyung Lee, Jonghan Yu, Seok Won Kim, Seok Jin Nam
BACKGROUND: The first aim of our study was to evaluate surgical decision-making by BRCA mutation carriers with breast cancer based on the timing of knowledge of their BRCA mutation status. The second aim was to evaluate breast cancer outcome following surgical treatment. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 164 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, tested for BRCA mutation, and treated with primary surgery between 2004 and 2015 at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, Korea...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145279/osteosarcoma-in-the-coracoid-process-that-mimicked-an-osteochondroma-a-case-report
#2
Zhiping Luo, Conglin Ye, Hong-Xun Sang
RATIONALE: Osteosarcomas are the most common primary malignant bone tumors in children and young adults; these tumors often affect the metaphyses of long bones such as the proximal humerus, proximal tibia, and distal femur. In contrast, osteosarcoma of the coracoid process is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we describe a case of osteosarcoma affecting the coracoid process in a 40-year-old woman. The patient presented with shoulder pain, weakness, and an inability to raise her left arm...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145240/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist-with-liver-metastases-an-18-year-experience-from-the-gist-cooperation-group-in-north-china
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Yi-Nan Shi, Yong Li, Li-Ping Wang, Zhen-Hua Wang, Xiao-Bo Liang, Han Liang, Li Zhang, Bin Li, Li-Qiao Fan, Qun Zhao, Zhi-Xue Ma, Xue-Feng Zhao, Zhi-Dong Zhang, Yu Liu, Bi-Bo Tan, Dong Wang, Li-Li Wang, Ying-Jie Hao, Nan Jia
Approximately 40% to 50% of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients will have recurrence or metastases after resection of the primary lesion, and the most common affected sites will be liver and peritoneum. Imatinib has been considered as the first-line therapy of metastatic GIST. Surgery for metastases is proposed when possible. Furthermore, there are controversies concerning hepatic resection and systemic tyrosin kinase inhibitors (TKIs). The therapeutic conditions and long-term outcome of GIST patients with liver metastases in northern China remain unknown...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142626/resection-and-observation-for-brain-metastasis-without-prompt-postoperative-radiation-therapy
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Tae-Wook Song, In-Young Kim, Shin Jung, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Sub Moon, Woo-Youl Jang
Objective: Total resection without consecutive postoperative whole brain radiation therapy is indicated for patients with a single or two sites of brain metastasis, with close follow-up by serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this study, we explored the effectiveness, usefulness, and safety of this follow-up regimen. Methods: From January 2006 to December 2015, a total of 109 patients (76 males, 33 females) underwent tumor resection as the first treatment for brain metastases (97 patients with single metastases, 12 with two metastases)...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137354/erps294-is-a-biomarker-of-ligand-or-mutational-er%C3%AE-activation-and-a-breast-cancer-target-for-cdk2-inhibition
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Gary K Scott, David Chu, Ravneet Kaur, Julia Malato, Daniel E Rothschild, Katya Frazier, Serenella Eppenberger-Castori, Byron Hann, Ben Ho Park, Christopher C Benz
ERα phosphorylation at hinge site S294 (pS294) was recently shown to be essential for ER-dependent gene transcription and mediated by an unknown cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK). This study was undertaken to identify the exact CDK pathway mediating pS294 formation, and to determine if this phosphorylation event occurs with, and can be targeted to treat, the ligand-independent growth of breast cancers expressing endocrine-refractory ESR1 mutations. Using a newly developed anti-pS294 monoclonal antibody, a combination of CDK specific siRNA knockdown studies and a broad panel of CDK selective inhibitors against ligand (E2)-stimulated MCF7 cells, we first identified CDK2 as the primary mediator of pS294 formation and showed that CDK2-selective inhibitors like Dinaciclib, but not CDK4/6 inhibitors like Palbociclib, can selectively prevent pS294 formation and repress ER-dependent gene expression...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137342/incidence-and-relative-risk-of-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-single-agent-braf-inhibitor-and-dual-braf-mek-inhibitors-in-cancer-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Ling Peng, Yina Wang, Yun Hong, Xianghua Ye, Peng Shi, Junyan Zhang, Qiong Zhao
Background: BRAF inhibitor and dual BRAF/MEK inhibitors have been approved for the treatment of BRAF-mutated melanoma. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cuSCC) is an adverse event associated with these drugs. The contribution of BRAF inhibitor and dual BRAF/MEK inhibitors to cuSCC are still unknown. We performed this meta-analysis to determine the overall incidence and relative risk of cuSCC in cancer patients treated with these drugs. Results: A total of 7,442 patients from 24 primary studies were included...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136943/adam12-induces-emt-and-promotes-cell-migration-invasion-and-proliferation-in-pituitary-adenomas-via-egfr-erk-signaling-pathway
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Junwen Wang, Zhuo Zhang, Ran Li, Feng Mao, Wei Sun, Juan Chen, Huaqiu Zhang, Jörg-W Bartsch, Kai Shu, Ting Lei
Pituitary adenomas are the second most common primary brain tumor with invasive properties. We have previously identified that ADAM12 (a disintegrin and metalloprotease 12) overexpression is associated with the tumor invasion of pituitary adenomas, however, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. This study aims to elucidate the mechanistic role of ADAM12 in regulating the tumor invasion of pituitary adenomas. In this study, we first showed that ADAM12 expression was concomitant with epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) process in clinical specimens of human pituitary adenomas...
November 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128882/early-recurrence-in-patients-undergoing-curative-resection-of-colorectal-liver-oligometastases-identification-of-its-clinical-characteristics-risk-factors-and-prognosis
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Junzhong Lin, Jianhong Peng, Yixin Zhao, Baojia Luo, Yujie Zhao, Yuxiang Deng, Qiaoqi Sui, Yuanhong Gao, Zhifan Zeng, Zhenhai Lu, Zhizhong Pan
PURPOSE: Oligometastatic disease can potentially be cured when an optimal approach is performed. Early recurrence after liver resection is an intractable problem, and the clinical implications remain unknown in colorectal liver oligometastases (CLOM) patients. This study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics, risk factors, and prognosis related to early recurrence in these patients. METHODS: A total of 307 consecutive patients with CLOM undergoing curative liver resection were retrospectively reviewed between September 1999 and June 2016...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128262/intraoperative-imaging-during-minimally-invasive-transoral-robotic-surgery-using-near-infrared-light
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Nicholas Scott-Wittenborn, Ryan S Jackson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of the FIREFLY imaging system could be an asset in transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The system uses indocyanine green dye (ICG), which fluoresces when illuminated by near-infrared light from the Da Vinci robot. The system may improve visualization of tumor margins, highlight important vascular structures, and help identify the location of tumors and unknown primary head and neck cancers...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126017/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-overexpression-and-outcomes-in-early-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis
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Galileo A Gonzalez-Conchas, Laura Rodriguez-Romo, David Hernandez-Barajas, Juan F Gonzalez-Guerrero, Ivan A Rodriguez-Fernandez, Adrian Verdines-Perez, Arnoud J Templeton, Alberto Ocana, Bostjan Seruga, Ian F Tannock, Eitan Amir, Francisco E Vera-Badillo
BACKGROUND: The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a member of the ErbB family of membrane tyrosine-kinase receptors. Studies exploring the prognostic role of EGFR-overexpression in early breast cancer have shown variable results, and the true prognostic value of EGFR is unknown. METHODS: A systematic review of identified publications exploring the association between EGFR-overexpression (as defined from different techniques and cut-offs) and outcomes [disease-free (DFS) and, overall survival (OS)] in women with early breast cancer...
October 31, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121143/mismatch-repair-deficiency-testing-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-and-nonadherence-to-testing-guidelines-in-young-adults
#11
Talha Shaikh, Elizabeth A Handorf, Joshua E Meyer, Michael J Hall, Nestor F Esnaola
Importance: Mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency of DNA has been observed in up to 15% of sporadic colorectal cancers (CRCs) and is a characteristic feature of Lynch syndrome, which has a higher incidence in young adults (age, <50 years) with CRC. Mismatch repair deficiency can be due to germline mutations or epigenetic inactivation, affects prognosis and response to systemic therapy, and results in unrepaired repetitive DNA sequences, which increases the risk of multiple malignant tumors...
November 9, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119423/meningioma-and-breast-cancer-survival-of-patients-with-synchronous-and-metachronous-meningioma-and-breast-cancer
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José Pedro Lavrador, Marta Valente Pinto, Luís Mascarenhas Lemos, Catarina Ribeiro, André Peralta Santos
The prognosis of the association between Breast Cancer (BC) and Meningioma (M) is unknown. To evaluate the survival impact of tumor exposure sequence in patients with both tumors. Patients were divided in groups according to the tumors sequence: BC before M (group 1), synchronous BC + M (group 2) and BC after M (group 3). The SEER database was used. Demographics, meningioma and breast cancer variables were analyzed. The primary outcome was oncological survival. A total of 1715 patients were included (median follow-up:84 months)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118718/the-practice-of-physical-activity-in-the-setting-of-lower-extremities-sarcomas-a-first-step-toward-clinical-optimization
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Mohamad Assi, Mickael Ropars, Amélie Rébillard
Lower-extremities sarcoma patients, with bone tumor and soft-tissue sarcoma, are a unique population at high risk of physical dysfunction and chronic heart diseases. Thus, providing an adequate physical activity (PA) program constitutes a primary part of the adjuvant treatment, aiming to improve patients' quality of life. The main goal of this paper is to offer clear suggestions for clinicians regarding PA around the time between diagnosis and offered treatments. These preliminary recommendations reflect our interpretation of the clinical and preclinical data published on this topic, after a systematic search on the PubMed database...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113349/the-role-of-egfr-double-minutes-in-modulating-the-response-of-malignant-gliomas-to-radiotherapy
#14
Yi-Hong Zhou, Yumay Chen, Yuanjie Hu, Liping Yu, Katherine Tran, Erich Giedzinski, Ning Ru, Alex Gau, Francine Pan, Jiao Qiao, Naomi Atkin, Khang Chi Ly, Nathan Lee, Eric R Siegel, Mark E Linskey, Ping Wang, Charles Limoli
EGFR amplification in cells having double minute chromosomes (DM) is commonly found in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM); however, how much it contributes to the current failure to treat GBM successfully is unknown. We studied two syngeneic primary cultures derived from a GBM with and without cells carrying DM, for their differential molecular and metabolic profiles, in vivo growth patterns, and responses to irradiation (IR). Each cell line has a distinct molecular profile consistent with an invasive "go" (with DM) or angiogenic "grow" phenotype (without DM) demonstrated in vitro and in intracranial xenograft models...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110645/long-intergenic-non-protein-coding-rna-1567-linc01567-acts-as-a-sponge-against-microrna-93-in-regulating-the-proliferation-and-tumorigenesis-of-human-colon-cancer-stem-cells
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Xiaofeng Yu, Lin Mi, Jie Dong, Jian Zou
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are considered to be the major factor in tumor initiation, progression, metastasis, recurrence and chemoresistance. Maintaining the stemness and promoting differentiation of these cells involve various factors. Recently, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been identified as new regulatory factors in human cancer cells. However, the function of lncRNAs in colon CSCs is still unknown. METHODS: Primary colon cancer cells were maintained in serum-free medium to form spheres and CD133(+)/CD166(+)/CD44(+) spheroid cells were selected using FACS technique...
November 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108334/phase-i-dose-escalation-study-of-the-c-met-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-sar125844-in-asian-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-including-patients-with-met-amplified-gastric-cancer
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Kohei Shitara, Tae Min Kim, Tomoya Yokota, Masahiro Goto, Taroh Satoh, Jin-Hee Ahn, Hyo Song Kim, Sylvie Assadourian, Corinne Gomez, Marzia Harnois, Satoshi Hamauchi, Toshihiro Kudo, Toshihido Doi, Yung-Jue Bang
SAR125844 is a potent and selective inhibitor of the c-Met kinase receptor. This was an open-label, phase I, multicenter, dose-escalation, and dose-expansion trial of SAR125844 in Asian patients with solid tumors, a subgroup of whom had gastric cancer and MET amplification (NCT01657214). SAR125844 was administered by intravenous infusion (260-570 mg/m(2)) on days 1, 8, 15, and 22 of each 28-day cycle. Objectives were to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and to evaluate SAR125844 safety and pharmacokinetic profile...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108282/igf-iec-expression-is-increased-in-secondary-compared-to-primary-foci-in-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
#17
Krystallenia I Alexandraki, Anastassios Philippou, Georgios Boutzios, Irini Theohari, Michael Koutsilieris, Ioanna Kassiani Delladetsima, Gregory A Kaltsas
Different Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) mRNA transcripts are produced by alternative splicing and particularly the IGF-IEc isoform has been implicated in the development and/or progression of various types of cancer. In the present study, we examined the potential role of IGF-IEc expression as a new immunohistochemical marker of aggressiveness in neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). We utilized immunohistochemical analysis in tissue specimens of 47 patients with NENs, to evaluate the expression of IGF-IEc (%) and Ki-67 proliferation index (%)...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105289/predictors-of-care-for-patients-with-cancer-of-unknown-primary-site-in-three-australian-hospitals
#18
Simon Y S Tan, Siobhan O'Neill, David Goldstein, Robyn L Ward, Benjamin Daniels, Claire M Vajdic
AIM: Cancer of unknown primary site (CUP) is a medically challenging malignancy with a poor prognosis. We describe an incident tertiary CUP patient cohort and identify factors predictive of specific types of health care. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 217 patients diagnosed with CUP (2006-2011) in three public hospitals in New South Wales, Australia. We systematically abstracted data and performed multivariable logistic regression to identify factors predictive of tumor biopsy, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care...
November 3, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103771/the-down-regulation-of-tapp2-inhibits-the-migration-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-predicts-favorable-outcome
#19
Fang Liu, Fei Ye, Zongyu Guan, Yi Zhou, Fengjun Ji, Qing Zhang, Jianping Zhang, Tianyi Zhang, Songhua Lu
Tandem pH domain-containing proteins TAPP1 and TAPP2 are adaptor proteins that specifically bind to phosphatidylinositol-3,4-bisphosphate, or PI(3,4)P2, a product of phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3K). Although PI3K enzymes have multiple functions in cell biology, including cell migration, the functions of PI (3, 4) P2 and its binding proteins are not well understood. Previously studies found that TAPP2 is highly expressed in primary leukemic B cells that have strong migratory capacity. However, the function and underlying mechanisms of TAPP2 in ESCC remain largely unknown...
September 12, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100390/flna-is-implicated-in-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumors-aggressiveness-and-progression
#20
Eleonora Vitali, Ilena Boemi, Lorenzo Rosso, Valeria Cambiaghi, Pierluigi Novellis, Giovanna Mantovani, Anna Spada, Marco Alloisio, Giulia Veronesi, Stefano Ferrero, Andrea G Lania
Pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors (PNTs) comprise different neoplasms, ranging from low grade carcinoids to the highly malignant small cell lung cancers. Several studies identified the cytoskeleton protein Filamin A (FLNA) as determinant in cancer progression and metastasis, but the role of FLNA in PNT aggressiveness and progression is still unknown. We evaluated FLNA expression in PNTs with different grade of differentiation, the role of FLNA in cell proliferation, colony formation, angiogenesis, cell adhesion and migration in PNT cell line (H727 cells) and primary cultures and the possible interaction between FLNA and Rap1-GTPase...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
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