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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424911/long-term-outcomes-of-endoscopic-resection-of-gastric-gists
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Changji Yu, Guobin Liao, Chaoqiang Fan, Jing Yu, Xubiao Nie, Shiming Yang, Jianying Bai
OBJECTIVE: Although the endoscopic treatment of gastric stromal tumors is a recently accepted therapy, the long-term outcomes of this approach remain unknown. The aims of this study were to assess the long-term effectiveness and safety of endoscopic resection for gastric GISTs. METHODS: A total of 60 consecutive patients undergoing endoscopic resection of gastric GISTs were enrolled in a retrospective single-center study. Clinical data, perioperative complications, histopathologic characteristics of the tumors, and long-term outcomes were recorded...
April 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424693/human-melanoma-derived-extracellular-vesicles-regulate-dendritic-cell-maturation
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Rachel L G Maus, James W Jakub, Wendy K Nevala, Trace A Christensen, Klara Noble-Orcutt, Zohar Sachs, Tina J Hieken, Svetomir N Markovic
Evolution of melanoma from a primary tumor to widespread metastasis is crucially dependent on lymphatic spread. The mechanisms regulating the initial step in metastatic dissemination via regional lymph nodes remain largely unknown; however, evidence supporting the establishment of a pre-metastatic niche is evolving. We have previously described a dysfunctional immune profile including reduced expression of dendritic cell (DC) maturation markers in the first node draining from the primary tumor, the sentinel lymph node (SLN)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423684/prognostic-clinicopathologic-factors-in-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-origin-a-study-of-106-consecutive-cases
#3
Junjeong Choi, Ji Hae Nahm, Sang Kyum Kim
A heterogeneous group of cancers for which the site of origin remains occult after detailed investigations is defined as carcinomas of unknown primary origin (CUPs). Because patients with CUP have a dismal prognosis, we have analyzed CUPs to highlight the implication of clinicopathologic factors related with patient survival. A total of 106 consecutive cases of CUP were collected. A two-step strategy of immunohistochemistry to assess CUPs according NCCN Guidelines is used to separate carcinomatous tumors and subtype carcinomas...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423359/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-gro-%C3%AE-cxcr2-promotes-bladder-cancer-recurrence-after-intravesical-chemotherapy
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Lu Chen, Xiu-Wu Pan, Hai Huang, Yi Gao, Qi-Wei Yang, Lin-Hui Wang, Xin-Gang Cui, Dan-Feng Xu
Non-muscle invasive bladder cancers (NMIBC) are typically treated by transurethral resection with intravesical chemotherapy. However, the post-therapeutic incidence of tumor recurrence and progression to muscle invasive disease is high, and the underlying mechanism(s) remains unknown. In this study, we observed that recurrent bladder cancer cells exhibit a mesenchymal phenotype, which is initiated by the autocrine GRO-α signaling. Mechanically, the chemotherapeutic drug epidoxorubicin induces GRO-α expression in primary bladder cancer cells at G1/S phase via p38-dependent activation of NF-κB...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422888/18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-detection-of-the-primary-tumor-in-adults-with-extracervical-metastases-from-cancer-of-unknown-primary-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Synne Alexandra Burglin, Søren Hess, Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen, Oke Gerke
BACKGROUND: Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) is a heterogeneous group of cancers, so called when a biopsy from a patient reveals malignancy without giving a clue to where in the body the primary tumor is located. Whole-body 18-fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission-tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) is widely used for diagnosis and staging of most cancers. We hypothesized that 18F-FDG PET/CT-especially if used early-is suitable for the detection of the primary tumor in patients with CUP...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421464/a-novel-tp53-mutation-associated-with-twist1-and-sip1-expression-in-an-aggressive-adrenocortical-carcinoma
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Daniel Bulzico, Davi Coe Torres, Gerson Moura Ferreira, Bruno Ricardo Barreto Pires, Paulo Antônio Silvestre de Faria, Rocio Hassan, Eliana Abdelhay, Mario Vaisman, Leonardo Vieira Neto
Adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) are very rare tumors related to TP53 mutations mostly in childhood onset cases. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) transcription factors TWIST1 and Smad interacting protein 1 (SIP1) are related to poorer outcomes in other malignancies, but their role in ACC is unknown. We describe a case of an advanced metastatic ACC (Weiss-score of 9) in a patient at age 76. After primary tumor resection, mitotane therapy was started as palliation to low-volume liver metastasis. After a 2-year period of stable disease, the patient died due to brain metastasis...
April 18, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420882/the-role-of-the-swi-snf-chromatin-remodeling-complex-in-maintaining-the-stemness-of-glioma-initiating-cells
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Hiroaki Hiramatsu, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kyousuke Kobayashi, Takeshi Haraguchi, Yasushi Ino, Tomoki Todo, Hideo Iba
Glioma initiating cells (GICs) are thought to contribute to therapeutic resistance and tumor recurrence in glioblastoma, a lethal primary brain tumor in adults. Although the stem-like properties of GICs, such as self-renewal and tumorigenicity, are epigenetically regulated, the role of a major chromatin remodeling complex in human, the SWI/SNF complex, remains unknown in these cells. We here demonstrate that the SWI/SNF core complex, that is associated with a unique corepressor complex through the d4-family proteins, DPF1 or DPF3a, plays essential roles in stemness maintenance in GICs...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420724/a-zebrafish-model-discovers-a-novel-mechanism-of-stromal-fibroblast-mediated-cancer-metastasis
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Cai Feng Liu, Yunjian Zhang, Sharon Lim, Kayoko Hosaka, Yunlong Yang, Tatiana Pavlova, Twana Alkasalias, Johan Hartman, Lasse Jensen, Xiao-Ming Xing, Xingsheng Wang, Yong-Tian Lu, Guo Hui Nie, Yihai Cao
Purpose: Cancer metastasis can occur at the early stage of tumor development when a primary tumor at the microscopic size. In particular, the interaction of malignant cells with other cell types including cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in promoting metastasis at the early stage of tumor development remains largely unknown. Here, we investigated the role of CAFs in facilitating the initial events of cancer metastasis when primary tumors were at microscopic sizes.  <p>Experimental design: Multi-color-coded cancer cells and CAFs were co-implanted into the transparent zebrafish body and metastasis at a single cell level was monitored in living animals...
April 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420430/chronic-stress-induces-cd99-suppresses-autophagy-and-affects-spontaneous-adipogenesis-in-human-bone-marrow-stromal-cells
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Zvenyslava Husak, Michael N Dworzak
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells with a high constitutive level of autophagy and low expression of CD99. Under certain conditions, MSCs may develop tumorigenic properties. However, these transformation-induced conditions are largely unknown. Recently, we have identified an association between Hsp70, a main participant in cellular stress response and tumorigenesis, and CD99. Preliminary observations had revealed upregulation of both proteins in stressed long-term cultured MSCs...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418897/treatment-for-retropharyngeal-metastatic-undifferentiated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-from-an-unknown-primary-site-results-of-a-prospective-study-with-irradiation-to-nasopharyngeal-mucosa-plus-bilateral-neck
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Chengrun Du, Hongmei Ying, Youwang Zhang, Yafang Huang, Ruiping Zhai, Chaosu Hu
Background and Objetive: To evaluate treatment outcomes for patients with retropharyngeal metastatic undifferentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) from an unknown primary site. METHODS: From January 2005 to January 2015, patients who presented with enlarged retropharyngeal nodes underwent transoral sonography-guided fine-needle aspiration to confirm histology. Those with metastatic undifferentiated SCC with unknown primary tumors were treated with radical radiotherapy to nasopharyngeal mucosa plus bilateral neck...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415766/anti-proliferative-role-of-recombinant-lethal-toxin-of-bacillus-anthracis-on-primary-mammary-ductal-carcinoma-cells-revealing-its-therapeutic-potential
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Rekha Khandia, Bramhadev Pattnaik, Katherukamem Rajukumar, Atul Pateriya, Sandeep Bhatia, Harshad Murugkar, Anil Prakash, Hare Krishna Pradhan, Kuldeep Dhama, Ashok Munjal, Sunil K Joshi
Bacillus anthracis secretes three secretary proteins; lethal factor (LF), protective antigen (PA) and edema factor (EF). The LF has ability to check proliferation of mammary tumors, chiefly depending on mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway. Evaluation of therapeutic potential of recombinant LF (rLF), recombinant PA (rPA) and lethal toxin (rLF + rPA = LeTx) on the primary mammary ductal carcinoma cells revealed significant (p < 0.01) reduction in proliferation of tumor cells with mean inhibition indices of 28...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415703/bromodomain-protein-4-is-a-novel-predictor-of-survival-for-gastric-carcinoma
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Yixin Zhu, Weijin Yang, Guangnian Ji, Nan Lin, Weihang Wu, Ping Xiong, Chenxin Zheng, Lei Yan, Peng Wan, Yu Wang
Expression of bromodomain protein 4 (BRD4) has been reported to predict a worse prognosis in solid tumors. However, its expression profile and prognostic value in gastric carcinoma (GC) remains unknown. Here we investigated BRD4 expression in GC and explored its association with patient survival. Tissue samples were obtained from 95 GC patients who underwent surgical resection to remove the primary tumor from January 2009 to December 2010. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of BRD4 in GC tissues and adjacent normal tissues...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413767/unique-image-characteristics-of-an-occipital-primary-chondroblastic-osteosarcoma-a-rare-case-report-and-a-brief-literature-review
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Xin He, Tingting Yuan, Yuzhu Yan, Jinlu Yu, Dan Tong
Primary osteosarcomas of the skull and skull base are rare and comprise < 2% of all skull tumors. In head and neck osteosarcomas, the chondroblastic subtype occurs most frequently, which has an exceedingly poor outcome, but its image characteristic remains unknown. Herein, we report a case in the right occipital bone of the skull base and the unique characteristics of image. Pathologic examination of the surgical specimens led to the diagnosis of chondroblastic osteosarcomas. We believe those image characteristics can improve the understanding of skull chondroblastic osteosarcoma and the preoperative diagnosis...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413396/mammary-analogue-secretory-carcinoma-presenting-as-a-cervical-lymph-node-metastasis-of-unknown-primary-site-a-case-report
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Kensuke Suzuki, Masao Yagi, Akira Kanda, Yoshiki Kobayashi, Masaya Konishi, Chika Miyasaka, Takashi Tashiro, Hiroshi Iwai
BACKGROUND: Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a pathological entity arising in the salivary glands first described by Skalova et al. [Am J Surg Pathol 2010;34: 599-608]. Here, we report the first case of MASC presenting as a cervical lymph node metastasis of unknown primary site together with a brief review of the literature. CASE REPORT: We present a 74-year-old male with a painless lump in his left neck. Based on the fine-needle aspiration cytological findings, a possible malignant tumor was suspected...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405677/metastasized-murine-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-induce-intratumoral-polymorphonuclear-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
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Shigeki Sumi, Naoki Umemura, Eiji Takayama, Emika Ohkoshi, Makoto Adachi, Masako Mizuno-Kamiya, Toshihiro Inagaki, Harumi Kawaki, Shinichiro Sumitomo, Nobuo Kondoh
Myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) localize to hematopoietic organs and peripheral blood during inflammation or tumor tissues and lymph nodes in the presence of a tumor. However, whether there are differences in MDSCs found in the primary tumor and metastases is unknown. In the present study, we established a cell line of metastasized tumor cells to a lymph node, L5-11, which were derived from the Sq-1979 mouse buccal mucosa squamous cell carcinoma cell line. We then analyzed tumor immunogenicity, especially with regard to MDSCs, to clarify the differences between the primary tumor and metastases, using an isogenic heterotopic tumor transplantation model...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399376/evaluation-of-appropriate-mediastinal-staging-among-ebus-bronchoscopists
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Russell J Miller, Lakshmi Mudambi, Macarena R Vial, Mike Hernandez, George A Eapen
RATIONALE: Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) has transformed mediastinal staging in lung cancer. A systematic approach, beginning with lymph nodes contralateral to the primary tumor (N3), is considered superior to selective sampling of radiographically abnormal nodes. However, the extent to which this recommendation is followed in practice remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency in which pulmonologists, pulmonary fellows, and interventional pulmonologists endoscopically stage lung cancer appropriately...
April 11, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399338/genetics-and-molecular-diagnostics-in-retinoblastoma-an-update
#17
Sameh E Soliman, Hilary Racher, Chengyue Zhang, Heather MacDonald, Brenda L Gallie
Retinoblastoma is the prototype genetic cancer: in one or both eyes of young children, most retinoblastomas are initiated by biallelic mutation of the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor gene, RB1, in a developing retinal cell. All those with bilateral retinoblastoma have heritable cancer, although 95% have not inherited the RB1 mutation. Non-heritable retinoblastoma is always unilateral, with 98% caused by loss of both RB1 alleles from the tumor, whereas 2% have normal RB1 in tumors initiated by amplification of the MYCN oncogene...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390395/myoepithelial-carcinoma-with-rb1-mutation-remarkable-chemosensitivity-to-carcinoma-of-unknown-origin-therapy
#18
Timothy M Hoggard, Evita Henderson-Jackson, Marilyn M Bui, Jamie Caracciolo, Jamie K Teer, Sean Yoder, Odion Binitie, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Andrew S Brohl, Damon R Reed
BACKGROUND: Myoepithelial carcinoma of soft tissue is a rare, malignant neoplasm that is morphologically and immunophenotypically similar to its counterpart in salivary gland. It demonstrates myoepithelial differentiation, possessing both epithelial and myogenic characteristics. Thought to be chemotherapy insensitive, the optimal treatment regimen of this tumor has yet to be established and only a select few cases in the literature discuss treatment efficacy in detail. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present a case of a young adult with metastatic myoepithelial carcinoma with an initial excellent response to systemic therapy utilizing carboplatin and paclitaxel with continued complete response after 3 years...
April 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384121/negatively-regulation-of-tumor-infiltrating-nk-cell-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-through-the-exosomal-pathway
#19
Yang Xia, Qiongfang Zhang, Quan Zhen, Yan Zhao, Nanjing Liu, Ting Li, Yanni Hao, Yao Zhang, Chunli Luo, Xiaohou Wu
Natural killer cells are the key components in tumor immunity and defects in function are necessary for tumor immune escape. Emerging studies on tumor cell-derived exosomes have shown the biological significance in tumor microenvironment, but the underlying role of exosomes in regulating natural killer cells functions in clear cell renal cell carcinoma patients remains unknown. Firstly, we precisely characterized the phenotype and function of natural killer cells in clear cell renal cell carcinoma patients vs healthy controls...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383853/-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-a-not-so-rare-entity
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REVIEW
E Gonne, J Collignon, G Jerusalem, C Gennigens
Carcinomas of unknown primary (CUP) form a whole group of heterogeneous neoplasias. CUP are defined as metastatic epithelial tumors in which the initial work up has failed to detect the primary site. Their frequency is 3-5 % of the adult solid neoplasias. The prognosis is poor with a life expectancy of a few months (inferior to 1 year). The treatment depends on the histology and, particularly, on the metastatic localiza¬tion. Surgery with or without radiotherapy is the preferred treatment option for isolated lesions...
October 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
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