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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731808/clinical-practice-in-pet-ct-for-the-management-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancer
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Reema Goel, William Moore, Baran Sumer, Saad Khan, David Sher, Rathan M Subramaniam
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to summarize the evidence for the value of PET/CT for the management of patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer and suggest best clinical practices. CONCLUSION: FDG PET/CT is a valuable imaging tool for identifying unknown primary tumors in patients with known cervical node metastases leading to management change and is the standard of care for the initial staging of stage III and IV head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs), for assessing therapy response when performed at least 12 weeks after chemoradiation therapy, and for avoiding unnecessary planned neck dissection...
August 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730323/the-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management-of-metastatic-tumors-to-the-ovary-a-comprehensive-review
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Ondřej Kubeček, Jan Laco, Jiří Špaček, Jiří Petera, Jindřich Kopecký, Alena Kubečková, Stanislav Filip
Secondary tumors of the ovary account for 10-25% of all ovarian malignancies. The most common tumors that give rise to ovarian metastases include breast, colorectal, endometrial, stomach, and appendix cancer. The correct diagnosis of secondary ovarian tumors may be challenging as they are not infrequently misdiagnosed as primary ovarian cancer, particularly in the case of mucinous adenocarcinomas. The distinction from the latter is essential, as it requires different treatment. Immunohistochemistry plays an important role in distinguishing primary ovarian tumors from extra-ovarian metastases and, furthermore, may suggest the primary tumor site...
July 20, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725929/inverse-correlation-between-galectin-4-and-ttf-1-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Kieko Hara, Tsuyoshi Saito, Takuo Hayashi, Keiko Mitani, Kazuya Takamochi, Shiaki Oh, Kenji Suzuki, Takashi Yao
We have previously shown that galectin-4 expression is an independent predictor for lymph node metastasis and serves as an adverse prognostic indicator in patients with acinar adenocarcinoma of the lung. In contrast, thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) expression in non-small cell lung carcinoma has been shown to be associated with a favorable prognosis. In the present study, 208 cases of acinar adenocarcinoma of the lung and 36 cases with distant metastatic lesions of lung adenocarcinoma were immunohistochemically examined for expression of galectin-4 and TTF-1 to elucidate their correlation with clinicopathological factors...
July 19, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724664/biochemical-molecular-and-clinical-characterization-of-succinate-dehydrogenase-subunit-a-variants-of-unknown-significance
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Amber E Bannon, Jason D Kent, Isaac Forquer, Ajia Town, Lillian R Klug, Kelly E McCann, Carol Beadling, Olivier Harismendy, Jason K Sicklick, Christopher L Corless, Ujwal Shinde, Michael C Heinrich
Patients who inherit a pathogenic loss-of-function genetic variant involving one of the four succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) subunit genes have up to an 86% chance of developing one or more cancers by the age of 50. If tumors are identified and removed early in these high-risk patients, they have a higher potential for cure.  Unfortunately, many alterations identified in these genes are variants of unknown significance (VUS), confounding the identification of high-risk patients. If we could identify misclassified SDH VUS as benign or pathogenic SDH mutations, we could better select patients for cancer screening procedures and remove tumors at earlier stages...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724614/nuclear-mtor-acts-as-a-transcriptional-integrator-of-the-androgen-signaling-pathway-in-prostate-cancer
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Étienne Audet-Walsh, Catherine R Dufour, Tracey Yee, Fatima Z Zouanat, Ming Yan, Georges Kalloghlian, Mathieu Vernier, Maxime Caron, Guillaume Bourque, Eleonora Scarlata, Lucie Hamel, Fadi Brimo, Armen G Aprikian, Jacques Lapointe, Simone Chevalier, Vincent Giguère
Androgen receptor (AR) signaling reprograms cellular metabolism to support prostate cancer (PCa) growth and survival. Another key regulator of cellular metabolism is mTOR, a kinase found in diverse protein complexes and cellular localizations, including the nucleus. However, whether nuclear mTOR plays a role in PCa progression and participates in direct transcriptional cross-talk with the AR is unknown. Here, via the intersection of gene expression, genomic, and metabolic studies, we reveal the existence of a nuclear mTOR-AR transcriptional axis integral to the metabolic rewiring of PCa cells...
July 19, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723666/increased-cflip-expression-in-thymic-epithelial-tumors-blocks-autophagy-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling
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Djeda Belharazem, Albert Grass, Cornelia Paul, Mario Vitacolonna, Berthold Schalke, Ralf J Rieker, Daniel Körner, Philipp Jungebluth, Katja Simon-Keller, Peter Hohenberger, Eric M Roessner, Karsten Wiebe, Thomas Gräter, Thomas Kyriss, German Ott, Peter Geserick, Martin Leverkus, Philipp Ströbel, Alexander Marx
The anti-apoptotic cellular FLICE-like inhibitory protein cFLIP plays a pivotal role in normal tissues homoeostasis and the development of many tumors, but its role in normal thymus (NT), thymomas and thymic carcinomas (TC) is largely unknown.Expression, regulation and function of cFLIP were analyzed in biopsies of NT, thymomas, thymic squamous cell carcinomas (TSCC), thymic epithelial cells (TECs) derived thereof and in the TC line 1889c by qRT-PCR, western blot, shRNA techniques, and functional assays addressing survival, senescence and autophagy...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723264/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-with-the-addition-of-chemotherapy-to-radiation-therapy-for-stage-i-nasopharyngeal-cancer
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Vivek Verma, Jeffrey M Ryckman, Charles B Simone, Chi Lin
PURPOSE: The standard of care for stage I (T1N0) nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is definitive radiotherapy (RT). Given the phase III evidence supporting combined chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for stage II NPC, we investigated practice patterns and outcomes associated with administration of chemotherapy to RT alone for stage I NPC. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried for clinical T1N0 primary NPC cases (2004-2013) receiving curative-intent RT. Patients with unknown RT/chemotherapy status were excluded, as were benign/sarcomatous histologies and receipt of pharyngectomy...
July 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720077/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-as-the-presenting-manifestation-of-wt1-mutation-and-denys-drash-syndrome-a-case-report
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Joseph L Alge, Scott E Wenderfer, John Hicks, Mir Reza Bekheirnia, Deborah A Schady, Jamey S Kain, Michael C Braun
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can occur as a primary process due to mutations in complement genes or secondary to another underlying disease. HUS sometimes occurs in the setting of glomerular diseases, and it has been described in association with Denys-Drash syndrome (DDS), which is characterized by the triad of abnormal genitourinary development; a pathognomonic glomerulopathy, diffuse mesangial sclerosis; and the development of Wilms tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 46, XX female infant who presented with HUS and biopsy-proven thrombotic microangiopathy...
July 18, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719461/serotonin-atrx-and-daxx-expression-in-pituitary-adenomas-markers-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-sellar-region
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Olivera Casar-Borota, Johan Botling, Dan Granberg, Jerker Stigare, Johan Wikström, Henning Bünsow Boldt, Bjarne Winther Kristensen, Fredrik Pontén, Jacqueline Trouillas
Differential diagnosis based on morphology and immunohistochemistry between a clinically nonfunctioning pituitary neuroendocrine tumor (NET)/pituitary adenoma and a primary or secondary NET of nonpituitary origin in the sellar region may be difficult. Serotonin, a frequently expressed marker in the NETs, has not been systematically evaluated in pituitary NETs. Although mutations in ATRX or DAXX have been reported in a significant proportion of pancreatic NETs, the mutational status of ATRX and DAXX and their possible pathogenetic role in pituitary NETs are unknown...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712484/relevance-of-dna-damage-repair-in-the-management-of-prostate-cancer
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Patricia Banks, Wen Xu, Declan Murphy, Paul James, Shahneen Sandhu
Recent insights into the genomic aberrations that underlie and drive prostate cancer have redoubled efforts to molecularly stratify treatments based on predictive markers. Approximately 23% of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer exhibit somatic or germline aberrations in genes implicated in DNA repair, such as BRCA2, BRCA1, ATM, CHEK2, and PALB2, as well as mismatch repair genes. At least 10% of men with advanced disease have germline mutations in DNA-repair genes (DRG). The enrichment of DRG defects in metastatic disease compared with localized, primary tumors suggests a possible role in carcinogenesis, disease progression, and potentially accounts for a more aggressive phenotype...
June 27, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710822/prevalence-and-significance-of-hmga2-expression-in-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Jeffrey K Mito, Agoston T Agoston, Paola Dal Cin, Amitabh Srivastava
AIMS: Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) tumorigenesis has been primarily linked to loss-of-function mutations in tumor suppressor genes. Knowledge of specific oncogenes that drive tumor progression, and their relationship to outcomes, is limited. High Mobility Group AT-Hook 2 (HMGA2) has been reported to be amplified in a subset of EACs, but the clinicopathologic and prognostic implications of HMGA2 expression in EAC is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed HMGA2 immunohistochemistry and fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) in EAC to determine its clinicopathologic and prognostic significance...
July 15, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709407/trop2-enhances-invasion-of-thyroid-cancer-by-inducing-mmp2-through-erk-and-jnk-pathways
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Hongyu Guan, Zejun Guo, Weiwei Liang, Hai Li, Guohong Wei, Lijuan Xu, Haipeng Xiao, Yanbing Li
BACKGROUND: Mounting evidence has showed that Tumor-associated calcium signal transducer 2 (Trop2) is upregulated in various kinds of human cancers and plays important roles in tumorigenesis. However, the expression status and functional significance of Trop2 in thyroid cancer are largely unknown. METHODS: We first determined the expression of Trop2 by using RNAseqV2 data sets for thyroid cancer deposited on The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) website. The expression of Trop2 was then confirmed by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry assays...
July 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708330/mortality-in-children-with-low-grade-glioma-or-glioneuronal-tumors-a-single-institution-study
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Santhosh A Upadhyaya, Yahya Ghazwani, Shengjie Wu, Alberto Broniscer, Fredrick A Boop, Amar Gajjar, Ibrahim Qaddoumi
BACKGROUND: While pediatric low-grade glioma/glioneuronal tumors (LGG/LGGNTs) are considered slow-growing, indolent tumors with excellent long-term prognosis, mortality due to the disease is not unknown. Few studies have addressed the cause of death in this population. METHODS: Retrospective review of clinicopathologic and radiologic data for children 21 years or younger with LGG/LGGNT who died at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital between April 1985 and June 2015...
July 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706137/assessment-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-cytologic-genotype-diversity-to-guide-personalized-medicine-using-a-custom-gastroenteropancreatic-next-generation-sequencing-panel
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Ferga C Gleeson, Jesse S Voss, Benjamin R Kipp, Sarah E Kerr, John S Van Arnam, John R Mills, Cherisse A Marcou, Amber R Schneider, Zheng Jin Tu, Michael R Henry, Michael J Levy
BACKGROUND: Recent genetic studies have highlighted that alterations in MEN1, chromatin remodeling genes, and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway genes are the most frequent molecular events identified in pancreas neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs). The prognostic or predictive impact of these biomarkers and other less frequently observed aberrations, i.e. PTEN, TSC2 and PIK3CA are relatively unknown. The aims of this targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) study were to assess tumor cytology genotype diversity, to survey for potential adverse prognostic biomarkers and the prevalence of mTOR pathway variants...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705205/clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-in-a-chinese-population-a-large-retrospective-single-centre-study
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Meng Zhang, Ping Zhao, Xiaodan Shi, Ahong Zhao, Lianfeng Zhang, Lin Zhou
BACKGROUND: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) are the most common type of neuroendocrine tumors, accounting for more than half of neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). We performed a retrospective study in our center to investigate the clinicopathological features, risk factors of metastasis, and prognosis of GEP-NENs in a Chinese population. METHODS: Four hundred forty patients with GEP-NENs treated at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University between January 2011 and March 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
July 13, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703335/gata3-as-a-putative-marker-of-breast-cancer-metastasis-a-retrospective-immunohistochemical-study
#16
Shahin De Lara, Toshima Z Parris, Elisabeth Werner Rönnerman, Khalil Helou, Anikó Kovács
Diagnostic verification of breast cancer metastasis with histopathology and imaging analysis is essential to determine tumor staging. The aim of this study was to validate the utility of GATA3 immunohistochemistry as a diagnostic marker for breast cancer metastases and metastases of unknown primary origin. Retrospective immunohistochemical analysis of GATA3 expression in 164 breast cancer metastases diagnosed between 2004 and 2014 showed a striking difference between mammaglobin and GATA3 expression (51.2% vs 94% positivity)...
July 13, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692593/carcinoma-of-the-middle-ear-a-review-of-the-national-cancer-database
#17
Jason A Brant, Steven J Eliades, Jinbo Chen, Jason G Newman, Michael J Ruckenstein
INTRODUCTION: Malignancy of the middle ear is a rare condition with limited data available for clinical guidance. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective evaluation of a large national database. SETTING: Deidentified national cancer database. PATIENTS: Subjects with diagnosis of malignancy of the middle ear in the National Cancer Database between 2004 and 2012. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Demographic information and tumor characteristics were evaluated...
July 7, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686574/prediction-of-primary-tumors-in-cancers-of-unknown-primary
#18
Dan Søndergaard, Svend Nielsen, Christian N S Pedersen, Søren Besenbacher
A cancer of unknown primary (CUP) is a metastatic cancer for which standard diagnostic tests fail to identify the location of the primary tumor. CUPs account for 3-5% of cancer cases. Using molecular data to determine the location of the primary tumor in such cases can help doctors make the right treatment choice and thus improve the clinical outcome. In this paper, we present a new method for predicting the location of the primary tumor using gene expression data: locating cancers of unknown primary (LoCUP)...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684059/melanoma-patients-disease-specific-knowledge-information-preference-and-appreciation-of-educational-youtube-videos-for-self-inspection
#19
S Damude, J E H M Hoekstra-Weebers, B L van Leeuwen, H J Hoekstra
BACKGROUND: Informing and educating melanoma patients is important for early detection of a recurrence or second primary. This study aimed to investigate Dutch melanoma patients' disease-specific knowledge, and their opinions on information provision and the value of e-Health videos. METHODS: All AJCC stage I-II melanoma patients in follow-up between March 2015 and March 2016 at a single melanoma center were invited to complete 19 online questions, addressing respondents' characteristics, knowledge on melanoma, and opinions on melanoma-specific information received and the educational YouTube videos...
June 24, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683439/tnf-%C3%AE-deficiency-prevents-renal-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-obese-mice
#20
Huaiguo Wang, Jian Li, Zhibo Gai, Gerd A Kullak-Ublick, Zewei Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obese patients and experimental animals exhibit high levels of inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α. However, the role of TNF-α in the pathophysiologic process in obesity induced kidney damage is still unknown. METHODS: We used TNF-α deficient mice and wild-type (WT) C57/BJ6 mice controls to study the effect of TNF-α on inflammation and oxidative stress in kidney by the model of high-fat diet (HFD) and primary isolated mouse renal proximal tubule cells treated with a mixture of free fatty acids (FFA)...
July 7, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
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