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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788737/diagnosis-for-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-site-with-the-aid-of-simple-pcr-tests-a-single-center-experience
#1
E Suspitsin, G Yanus, E Imyanitov
This study was aimed to incorporate PCR testing in the determination of organ/tissue origin for cancers of unknown primary site (CUP). We developed a PCR panel consisting of 7 expression markers (CDX2, CDH17, SPB, UGRP, MAM, LPB, TG) and 2 genes frequently mutated in cancer (KRAS and BRAF). The expression tests were intentionally interpreted in a non-quantitative way, i.e. classified tumors either as positive or negative expressors. While applying these tests to 135 cancers belonging to 8 common types of adenocarcinomas (AdCa), we observed that this panel was capable to clearly discriminate between gastrointestinal vs...
March 14, 2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788534/prospective-evaluation-of-68-ga-dotatate-pet-ct-in-limited-disease-neuroendocrine-tumors-and-or-elevated-serum-neuroendocrine-biomarkers
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Sophie Gabriel, Philippe Garrigue, Laetitia Dahan, Frédéric Castinetti, Frédéric Sebag, Karine Baumstark, Cendrine Archange, Jha Abhishek, Karel Pacak, Benjamin Guillet, David Taïeb
CONTEXT: The 68 Ga-labelled somatostatin analogues (68 Ga-DOTA-SSAs) is becoming popular as an important diagnostic tool in neuroendocrine tumors as evidenced by a growing number of reports detailing institutional experience with various DOTA peptides. However, only few prospective studies have compared 68 Ga-DOTA-SSAs and somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) and pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our prospective study was to perform head-to-head comparison between 68 Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT and standard imaging work-up (SI) that included multiphasic CT, liver MRI, and SRS using single photon emission computed tomography...
May 22, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776962/shp-1-acts-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-hepatocarcinogenesis-and-hcc-progression
#3
Liang-Zhi Wen, Kai Ding, Ze-Rui Wang, Chen-Hong Ding, Shu-Juan Lei, Jin-Pei Liu, Chuan Yin, Ping-Fang Hu, Jin Ding, Wan-Sheng Chen, Xin Zhang, Wei-Fen Xie
Src homology region 2 (SH2) domain-containing phosphatase 1 (SHP-1, also known as PTPN6), is a nonreceptor protein tyrosine phosphatase that acts as a negative regulator of inflammation. Emerging evidence indicates that SHP-1 plays a role in inhibiting the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the role of SHP-1 in hepatocarcinogenesis remains unknown. Here we find that levels of SHP-1 are significantly downregulated in human HCC tissues compared with those in noncancerous tissues (P < 0...
May 18, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775002/-clinical-significance-of-four-quadrant-localization-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-metastatic-carcinoma-of-the-neck-with-unknown-primary
#4
Y Y Gao, X H Chen
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical significance of four quadrant localization in the diagnosis and treatment of unknown primary cervical metastases. Method: The clinical data with unknown primary cervical metastases, were analyzed retrospectively. All the patients have not been found the original site in the initial treatment. There are four quadrants in the neck, the neck line as the longitudinal axis, and edge of cricoid cartilage as the horizontal axis. When cervical metastasis occurred in the left and right upper quadrant, the primary tumor site and radiotherapy from the skull base to the root of the neck; when appear in left and right lower quadrant, the primary investigation site and radiotherapy from neck to thoracic mediastinum, left lower abdomen also includes following primary search...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772622/-delay-in-high-grade-metastatic-prostate-cancer-progression-by-dutasteride-a-case-report
#5
Yuya Yamada, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Shinya Somiya, Shohei Fujikawa, Yuki Kamiyama, Masahiro Tamaki, Toshio Kanaoka
An 84-year-old man was referred to our hospital with swollen right cervical lymph nodes. Computed tomography showed right supraclavicular and mediastinal lymph node enlargement, and fluorodeoxyglucose positronemissiontomography showed multiple areas of abnormally increased radioactivity inthe right supraclavicular and mediastinal lymph nodes, right ninth rib, and left fifth and seventh ribs. Biopsy of the right supraclavicular lymph node revealed metastatic adenocarcinoma with partial immunohistochemical staining for prostate specific antigen (PSA)...
April 2018: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770114/extracts-of-artocarpus-communis-induce-mitochondria-associated-apoptosis-via-pro-oxidative-activity-in-human-glioblastoma-cells
#6
Chiang-Wen Lee, Lee-Fen Hsu, Ming-Hsueh Lee, I-Ta Lee, Ju-Fang Liu, Yao-Chang Chiang, Ming-Horng Tsai
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an extremely aggressive and devastating malignant tumor in the central nervous system. Its incidence is increasing and the prognosis is poor. Artocarpin is a natural prenylated flavonoid with various anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties. Studies have shown that artocarpin is associated with cell death of primary glioblastoma cells. However, the in vivo effects and the cellular and molecular mechanisms modulating the anticancer activities of artocarpin remain unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that treating the glioblastoma cell lines U87 and U118 cells with artocarpin induced apoptosis...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769208/infusion-of-alloanergized-donor-lymphocytes-after-cd34-selected-haploidentical-myeloablative-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#7
Jeff K Davies, Lisa L Brennan, John Wingard, Christopher R Cogle, Neena Kapoor, Ami J Shah, Bimalangshu R Dey, Thomas R Spitzer, Marcos De Lima, Laurence Jn Cooper, Peter Thall, Richard E Champlin, Lee M Nadler, Eva C Guinan
PURPOSE: Allogeneic haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) is a curative treatment for many haematologic cancers. Use of haploidentical (mismatched) donors increases HSCT availability but is limited by severe graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) and delayed immune reconstitution. Alloanergization of donor T-cells is a simple approach to rebuild immunity whilst limiting GvHD after haploidentical HSCT but the optimal T-cell dose and impact on immune reconstitution remain unknown.  Experimental Design: We performed a multicentre Phase 1 trial of alloanergized donor lymphocyte infusion (aDLI) after CD34-selected myeloablative haploidentical HSCT...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766934/spectrum-of-metastatic-neoplasms-of-the-brain-a-clinicopathological-study-in-a-tertiary-care-cancer-centre
#8
Smrita Singh, Usha Amirtham, Chennagiri S Premalata, Kuntegowdanahalli C Lakshmaiah, Lokesh Viswanath, Rekha V Kumar
Background: While brain metastases (BM) are the most common causes of neurologic disorders in patients with known systemic malignancies, they can often be the initial manifestations of an undetected primary elsewhere. BM are major causes of morbidity and mortality in cancer patients. Aims: We describe a mixed population (data from both retrospective and prospective collection) having a BM from a solid tumor. We report the percentage distribution of the most frequent types of BM, confirming the data published in the literature...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766649/lysyl-oxidase-a-colorectal-cancer-biomarker-of-lung-and-hepatic-metastasis
#9
Yun Liu, Guanghui Wang, Zhonglin Liang, Zubing Mei, Tingyu Wu, Ang Cui, Chenying Liu, Long Cui
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common and lethal disease in which distant metastasis remains the primary cause of death. Paradoxical roles of LOX have been reported in CRC, and the intracellular function of LOX has also recently been determined. Correlations of LOX expression and its intracellular localization with clinicopathological features in CRC patients remain largely unknown. The aim of the present study was to explore the potential roles of LOX in CRC. METHODS: LOX messenger RNA expression was assayed by quantitative PCR in eight paired normal mucosa and tumor tissues...
May 15, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761228/patterns-of-care-analysis-for-head-neck-cancer-of-unknown-primary-site-a-survey-inside-the-german-society-of-radiation-oncology-degro
#10
Jens Müller von der Grün, Dimitra Bon, Claus Rödel, Panagiotis Balermpas
BACKGROUND: Due to the absence of randomized trials, the optimal management for squamous cell cancer of unknown primary in the head and neck region (SCCHN CUP) remains controversial. Current strategies are based on retrospective studies, clinical experience, and institutional policies. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire with a total of 24 questions was created and distributed by the use of an online version (Google Forms®, Google, Mountain View, CA, USA) as well as a printout version as equivalent option...
May 14, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752633/clinical-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-considerations-in-the-treatment-of-ulcerative-colitis
#11
REVIEW
Sophie E Berends, Anne S Strik, Mark Löwenberg, Geert R D'Haens, Ron A A Mathôt
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) of unknown etiology, probably caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The treatment of patients with active UC depends on the severity, localization and history of IBD medication. According to the classic step-up approach, treatment with 5-aminosalicylic acid compounds is the first step in the treatment of mild to moderately active UC. Corticosteroids, such as prednisolone are used in UC patients with moderate to severe disease activity, but only for remission induction therapy because of side effects associated with long-term use...
May 12, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752602/clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-primary-gists-with-tumor-rupture-in-the-real-world
#12
Toshirou Nishida, Haruhiko Cho, Seiichi Hirota, Toru Masuzawa, Gaku Chiguchi, Toshimasa Tsujinaka
BACKGROUND: Patients with ruptured gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) are recommended for imatinib adjuvant therapy; however, their clinicopathological features and prognosis in the era of imatinib are unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study cohort included 665 patients with histologically proven primary GISTs who underwent R0 or R1 surgery between 2003 and 2007; the validation cohort included 182 patients between 2000 and 2014. The definitions of tumor rupture in the study included perforation at tumor site, tumor fracture, piecemeal resection including open biopsy, and macroscopic injuries to the pseudocapsule...
May 11, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749569/postoperative-hypofractionated-stereotactic-brain-radiation-hsrt-for-resected-brain-metastases-improved-local-control-with-higher-bed-10
#13
Aryavarta M S Kumar, Jonathan Miller, Seth A Hoffer, David B Mansur, Michael Coffey, Simon S Lo, Andrew E Sloan, Mitchell Machtay
INTRODUCTION: HSRT directed to large surgical beds in patients with resected brain metastases improves local control while sparing patients the toxicity associated with whole brain radiation. We review our institutional series to determine factors predictive of local failure. METHODS: In a total of 39 consecutive patients with brain metastases treated from August 2011 to August 2016, 43 surgical beds were treated with HSRT in three or five fractions. All treatments were completed on a robotic radiosurgery platform using the 6D Skull tracking system...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746513/role-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-patients-without-known-primary-malignancy-with-skeletal-lesions-suspicious-for-cancer-metastasis
#14
Soo Bin Park, Jung Mi Park, Seung Hwan Moon, Young Seok Cho, Jong-Mu Sun, Byung-Tae Kim, Kyung-Han Lee
BACKGROUND: When subjects without a known malignancy present with suspicious skeletal lesions, differential diagnosis and primary cancer identification is important. Here, we investigated the role of FDG PET/CT in this clinical situation. METHODS: We enrolled 103 patients with no known malignancies who were referred for FDG PET/CT because of bone lesions that were suspicious for cancer metastasis. Each extra-skeletal FDG lesion was categorized as consistent with primary cancer or with metastasis based on the distribution and pattern of all abnormal lesions in the individual...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739417/evaluation-of-particle-radiotherapy-for-the-re-irradiation-of-recurrent-intracranial-meningioma
#15
Rami A El Shafie, Maja Czech, Kerstin A Kessel, Daniel Habermehl, Dorothea Weber, Stefan Rieken, Nina Bougatf, Oliver Jäkel, Jürgen Debus, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: With the advance of modern irradiation techniques, the role of radiotherapy (RT) for intracranial meningioma has increased significantly throughout the past years. Despite that tumor's generally favorable outcome with local control rates of up to 90% after ten years, progression after RT does occur. In those cases, re-irradiation is often difficult due to the limited radiation tolerance of the surrounding tissue. The aim of this analysis is to determine the value of particle therapy with its better dose conformity and higher biological efficacy for re-irradiating recurrent intracranial meningioma...
May 8, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736411/a-functional-genomic-screen-in-vivo-identifies-ceacam5-as-a-clinically-relevant-driver-of-breast-cancer-metastasis
#16
Emily Powell, Jiansu Shao, Hector M Picon, Christopher Bristow, Zhongqi Ge, Michael Peoples, Frederick Robinson, Sabrina L Jeter-Jones, Christopher Schlosberg, Caitlin L Grzeskowiak, Fei Yang, Yun Wu, Ignacio Wistuba, Stacy L Moulder, William F Symmans, Kenneth L Scott, John R Edwards, Han Liang, Timothy P Heffernan, Helen Piwnica-Worms
Tumor cells disseminate early in tumor development making metastasis-prevention strategies difficult. Identifying proteins that promote the outgrowth of disseminated tumor cells may provide opportunities for novel therapeutic strategies. Despite multiple studies demonstrating that the mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET) is critical for metastatic colonization, key regulators that initiate this transition remain unknown. We serially passaged lung metastases from a primary triple negative breast cancer xenograft to the mammary fat pads of recipient mice to enrich for gene expression changes that drive metastasis...
2018: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734055/kynurenine-pathway-metabolic-balance-influences-microglia-activity-targeting-kynurenine-monooxygenase-to-dampen-neuroinflammation
#17
Allison M Garrison, Jennifer M Parrott, Arnulfo Tuñon, Jennifer Delgado, Laney Redus, Jason C O'Connor
Chronic stress or inflammation increases tryptophan metabolism along the kynurenine pathway (KP), and the generation of neuroactive kynurenine metabolites contributes to subsequent depressive-like behaviors. Microglia regulate KP balance by preferentially producing oxidative metabolites, including quinolinic acid. Research has focused on the interplay between cytokines and HPA axis-derived corticosteroids in regulating microglial activity and effects of KP metabolites directly on neurons; however, the potential role that KP metabolites have directly on microglial activity is unknown...
April 22, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732319/epstein-barr-virus-in-gliomas-cause-association-or-artifact
#18
REVIEW
Saghir Akhtar, Semir Vranic, Farhan Sachal Cyprian, Ala-Eddin Al Moustafa
Gliomas are the most common malignant brain tumors and account for around 60% of all primary central nervous system cancers. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a grade IV glioma associated with a poor outcome despite recent advances in chemotherapy. The etiology of gliomas is unknown, but neurotropic viruses including the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that is transmitted via salivary and genital fluids have been implicated recently. EBV is a member of the gamma herpes simplex family of DNA viruses that is known to cause infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever) and is strongly linked with the oncogenesis of several cancers, including B-cell lymphomas, nasopharyngeal, and gastric carcinomas...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732318/diagnostic-value-of-lingual-tonsillectomy-in-unknown-primary-head-and-neck-carcinoma-identification-after-a-negative-clinical-workup-and-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
#19
Chad K Sudoko, Marc A Polacco, Benoit J Gosselin, Joseph A Paydarfar
Objective: Diagnostic rates of unknown primary head and neck carcinoma (UPHNC) using lingual tonsillectomy (LT) are highly variable. This study sought to determine the diagnostic value of LT in UPHNC identification using strict inclusion criteria and definitions to produce a more accurate estimate of diagnosis rate. Methods: In this retrospective chart review, records of patients who underwent LT for UPHNC were reviewed. Inclusion criteria included absence of suspicious findings on physical exam and positron emission tomography-computed tomography as well as negative biopsies after panendoscopy and palatine tonsillectomy...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730720/preoperative-chemoradiation-therapy-induces-primary-tumor-complete-response-more-frequently-than-chemotherapy-alone-in-gastric-cancer-analyses-of-the-national-cancer-database-2006-2014-using-propensity-score-matching
#20
Naruhiko Ikoma, Prajnan Das, Wayne Hofstetter, Jaffer A Ajani, Jeannelyn S Estrella, Hsiang-Chun Chen, Xuemei Wang, Rashida A Callender, Cong Zhu, Christina L Roland, Keith F Fournier, Janice N Cormier, Paul Mansfield, Brian D Badgwell
BACKGROUND: The benefit of preoperative chemoradiation (CXRT) over preoperative chemotherapy alone ("chemotherapy" hereafter) is unknown. By analyzing the National Cancer Database (NCDB), we investigated whether preoperative CXRT improves the incidence of primary tumor pathologic complete response (ypT0) and overall survival (OS) compared with preoperative chemotherapy in patients with gastric cancer. METHODS: Patients with non-metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma who underwent CXRT or chemotherapy followed by gastrectomy were included...
May 5, 2018: Gastric Cancer
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