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Hideo Saka, Masahide Oki, Chiyoe Kitagawa, Yoshihito Kogure, Yuki Kojima, Akiko M Saito, Atsuko Ishida, Teruomi Miyazawa, Koji Takeda, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Shinji Sasada, Shunichi Negoro
Background: Malignant pleural effusion is a commonly seen complication of malignancies such as lung and breast cancers. In Western countries, talc is frequently used as a standard therapeutic agent (pleurodesis agent) with the aim of alleviating symptoms including dyspnea and chest pain. Talc is not recognized as a pleurodesis agent in Japan. The aim of this study was to verify the efficacy and safety of sterilized talc (NPC-05) for the introduction of talc in Japan. Methods: The study was a single-arm, open-label, investigator-initiated trial conducted jointly at six institutions...
March 8, 2018: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Wambui G Gathirua-Mwangi, Yiqing Song, Patrick Monahan, Victoria L Champion, Terrell Zollinger
Although metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a prognostic factor for cancer occurrence, the association of MetS and cancer mortality remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether MetS, components of MetS and C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with cancer mortality in women. A total of 400 cancer deaths, with 140 deaths from obesity-linked-cancers (OLCas), [breast (BCa), colorectal, pancreatic and endometrial], linked through the National Death Index, were identified from 10,104 eligible subjects aged ≥18 years...
February 27, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Taiwo Adesoye, Jessica R Schumacher, Heather B Neuman, Stephen Edge, Daniel McKellar, David P Winchester, Amanda B Francescatti, Caprice C Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Annual mammography is recommended after breast cancer treatment. However, studies suggest its under-utilization for Medicare patients. Utilization in the broader population is unknown, as is the role of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Understanding factors associated with imaging use is critical to improvement of adherence to recommendations. METHODS: A random sample of 9835 eligible patients receiving surgery for stages 2 and 3 breast cancer from 2006 to 2007 was selected from the National Cancer Database for primary data collection...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Masanori Nojima, Motoki Iwasaki, Yoshio Kasuga, Shiro Yokoyama, Hiroshi Onuma, Hideki Nishimura, Ritsu Kusama, Teruhiko Yoshida, Shoichiro Tsugane
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory conditions are associated with higher tumor incidence through epigenetic and genetic alterations. Here, we focused on an association between an inflammation marker, C-reactive-protein (CRP), and global DNA methylation levels of peripheral blood leukocytes. METHODS: The subjects were 384 healthy Japanese women enrolled as the control group of a case-control study for breast cancer conducted from 2001 to 2005. Global DNA methylation was quantified by Luminometric Methylation Assay (LUMA)...
February 13, 2018: BMC Cancer
Ayumi Ogawa, Goushi Oda, Takashi Yasukawa, Yuuichi Kumaki, Noriaki Takiguchi, Keiko Suzuki, Kouichi Mori, Tsuyosi Nakagawa
We report a rare case of pleomorphic carcinoma of the breast, suspected of being a granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)producing tumor, in a 75-year-old woman. She presented with a red and swollen breast, 3 weeks after undergoing core needle biopsy(CNB). Her leukocyte counts and C-reactive protein(CRP)levels were markedly high. At first, she was suspected to have an abscess and was initiated on a course of antibiotics. However, her condition rapidly deteriorated; therefore, she underwent an emergency mastectomy...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Zorica Scuric, Judith E Carroll, Julienne E Bower, Sam Ramos-Perlberg, Laura Petersen, Stephanie Esquivel, Matt Hogan, Aaron M Chapman, Michael R Irwin, Elizabeth C Breen, Patricia A Ganz, Robert Schiestl
Radiation and chemotherapy are effective treatments for cancer, but are also toxic to healthy cells. Little is known about whether prior exposure to these treatments is related to markers of cellular aging years later in breast cancer survivors. We examined whether past exposure to chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment was associated with DNA damage, telomerase activity, and telomere length 3-6 years after completion of primary treatments in breast cancer survivors (stage 0-IIIA breast cancer at diagnosis)...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
Ida Netterberg, Mats O Karlsson, Elisabet I Nielsen, Angelica L Quartino, Henrik Lindman, Lena E Friberg
AIMS: Early identification of patients with febrile neutropenia (FN) is desirable for initiation of preventive treatment, such as with antibiotics. In this study, the time courses of two inflammation biomarkers, interleukin (IL)-6 and C-reactive protein (CRP), following adjuvant chemotherapy of breast cancer, were characterized. The potential to predict development of FN by IL-6 and CRP, and other model-derived and clinical variables, was explored. METHODS: The IL-6 and CRP time courses in cycles 1 and 4 of breast cancer treatment were described by turnover models where the probability for an elevated production following initiation of chemotherapy was estimated...
March 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Kerri M Winters-Stone, Lisa J Wood, Sydnee Stoyles, Nathan F Dieckmann
Background: Using a secondary data analysis from randomized controlled trials comparing one year of resistance exercise ( n = 109) to a placebo control condition ( n = 106) in postmenopausal, posttreatment breast cancer survivors, we investigated the influence of resistance training and changes in body composition on markers associated with cancer progression. Methods: Measures included serum levels of insulin, IGF-1, IGFBP1-3, leptin, serum amyloid A (SAA), adiponectin, C-reactive protein (CRP), IL1β, TNFα, IL6, and IL8, and body composition (total, lean and fat mass in kg) by DXA at baseline, 6, and 12 months...
February 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Samir Rabadiya, Shradhha Bhadada, Ashvin Dudhrejiya, Devendra Vaishnav, Bhoomika Patel
Estrogen is known to exhibit cardioprotective and antihyperlipidemic action. Valproic acid has been shown to upregulate estrogen receptors (ERs) in breast and prostate cancer tissues. No pharmacological evaluations for magnesium valproate (MgV) so far have been done for diabetic cadio-lipidemic complications. Based on the above context, current study was undertaken to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of MgV in cardiac complications associated with type-1 diabetes mellitus in rats wherein diabetes was induced by single tail vein injection of streptozotocin (STZ, 45mg/kg, IV) in female Sprague Dawley rats and treatment of MgV (210mg/kg, PO) was given for eight weeks to diabetic animals, after which, various biochemical and cardiac biomarkers, hypertrophic, hemodynamic and histological parameters along with immunohistochemistry of ERs in the left ventricle (LV) were estimated...
November 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Vanessa Armenio Scontre, Janine Capobiango Martins, Claudia Vaz de Melo Sette, Haila Mutti, Daniel Cubero, Fernando Fonseca, Auro Del Giglio
Hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is common and frequently occurs in the first cycle of treatment in approximately 40% to 50% of patients who receive capecitabine. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a plant used in Ayurvedic medicine with clinical activity in various inflammatory conditions. Our objective was to evaluate whether turmeric was active for the prevention of capecitabine-induced HFS. We included patients older than 18 years of age without previous exposure to capecitabine who were scheduled to receive this medication...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
Hitomi Kubota, Kenichi Sakurai, Shigeru Fujisaki, Yukiko Hara, Shuhei Suzuki, Keita Adachi, Ryouichi Tomita, Katsuhisa Enomoto, Tomohiro Hirano, Reina Saga, Makoto Makishima
Locally advanced breast cancer lesions often compromise patients' quality of life(QOL). Mohs paste is a histopathological fixative with zinc chloride as the main ingredient. It is applied when performing chemosurgery for skin tumors. In recent years, this paste has reportedly been very effective for the control of various symptoms of skin metastases in inoperable advanced cancers, such as pungent odor and hemorrhage, in the field of palliative care. We evaluated the clinical significance of indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase(IDO)in the serum of patients with locally advanced breast cancer during Mohs paste treatment...
October 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Claudia Agnoli, Sara Grioni, Valeria Pala, Alessandra Allione, Giuseppe Matullo, Cornelia Di Gaetano, Giovanna Tagliabue, Sabina Sieri, Vittorio Krogh
Breast cancer (BC) is the leading cause of cancer death in women. Adipokines, and other inflammation molecules linked to adiposity, are suspected to be involved in breast carcinogenesis, however prospective findings are inconclusive. In a prospective nested case-control study within the EPIC-Varese cohort, we used conditional logistic regression to estimate rate ratios (RRs) for BC, with 95% confidence intervals (CI), in relation to plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-6, leptin, and adiponectin, controlling for BC risk factors...
October 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
Eman El-Abd, Marwa El-Sheikh, Sameh Zaky, Wagdy Fayed, Safinaz El-Zoghby
BACKGROUND: The key regulator of tumor metabolome is the glycolytic isoenzyme M2-PK which favors the generation of nucleic acid via glutaminolysis as hypoxic adaptive mechanism in the tumor cells. AIM: The study aimed to evaluate the prognostic role of M2-PK, CRP, and CA 15-3 in preoperative and metastatic breast carcinomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 70 females; 15 controls, 33 preoperative primary breast carcinomas clinically metastasis free, and 22 clinically diagnosed metastatic breast carcinomas...
August 23, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
Yuan Yuan, Nilesh Vora, Can-Lan Sun, Daneng Li, Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Joanne Mortimer, The-Hang Luu, George Somlo, James Waisman, David Smith, Joseph Chao, Vani Katheria, Timothy Synold, Vivi Tran, Shu Mi, Abrahm Levi, Anait Arsenyan, Jennifer Choi, Laura Zavala, Susan Yost, Arti Hurria
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy decreases the risk of relapse and mortality in early-stage breast cancer (BC), but it comes with the risk of toxicity. Chemotherapy efficacy depends on relative dose intensity (RDI), and an RDI < 85% is associated with worse overall survival. The pro-inflammatory (interleukin (IL)-6, C-reactive protein (CRP)) and coagulation factors (D-dimer) serve as biomarkers of aging. The purpose of this study is to determine if these biomarkers are associated with reduced RDI in women with stage I-III BC...
August 29, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
Mirette Hanna, Isabelle Dumas, Michèle Orain, Simon Jacob, Bernard Têtu, François Sanschagrin, Alexandre Bureau, Brigitte Poirier, Caroline Diorio
Increased levels of pro-inflammatory markers and decreased levels of anti-inflammatory markers in the breast tissue can result in local inflammation. We aimed to investigate whether local inflammation in the breast tissue is associated with age-related lobular involution, a process inversely related to breast cancer risk. Levels of eleven pro- and anti-inflammatory markers were assessed by immunohistochemistry in normal breast tissue obtained from 164 pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer patients. Involution status of the breast (degree of lobular involution and the predominant lobule type) was microscopically assessed in normal breast tissue on hematoxylin-eosin stained mastectomy slides...
2017: PloS One
E-S Kim, S Y Kim, M Koh, H-M Lee, K Kim, J Jung, H S Kim, W K Moon, S Hwang, A Moon
C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute phase protein synthesized upon the inflammatory responses, associated with breast cancer. The process of tumor cell invasion and metastasis involves the adherence of cells to the extracellular matrix via integrin as a receptor for matrix molecules. The present study investigated the role of CRP in the adhesive phenotype of breast cells and the underlying mechanisms. Here, we first showed that CRP induces adhesion of MCF10A human breast epithelial cells through the activation of integrin α2 signaling...
August 28, 2017: Oncogene
Ibrahim Petekkaya, Ozan Unlu, Emir C Roach, Gizem Gecmez, Alexis K Okoh, Taner Babacan, Furkan Sarici, Ozge Keskin, Cagatay Arslan, Emine Petekkaya, Ali R Sever, Kadri Altundag
PURPOSE: The effects of inflammation on the prognosis, life expectancy and several parameters such as response to treatment of breast cancer have been previously studied. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of inflammatory markers on prognosis in patients with metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: This study was conducted on 81 patients with metastatic breast cancer who have been followed up at the Department of Medical Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, between December, 2009 and March, 2014...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Heewon Song, Joonwoo Park, Phuong T C Bui, KeunOh Choi, Myung Chan Gye, Yun-Chul Hong, Jin Hee Kim, Young Joo Lee
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known endocrine-disrupting chemical, and it is one of the highest volume chemicals produced worldwide. Even though several in vivo and in vitro studies showed positive associations of BPA exposure with pro-inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin (IL)-6, the mechanism by which BPA induces inflammation is unclear. We investigated the mechanism by which BPA induces inflammation (expression of inflammation-related genes, changes in oxidative stress, and cell proliferation and migration) and evaluated the effect of BPA exposure on inflammation-related markers in epidemiologic studies using repeat urine and serum samples from elderly subjects...
October 2017: Environmental Research
Andrea Y Arikawa, Beth C Kaufman, Susan K Raatz, Mindy S Kurzer
BACKGROUND: Weight gain often occurs after breast cancer (BC) diagnosis and obesity along with sedentary behavior are associated with increased risk of BC recurrence and mortality. The primary objective of this study was to determine whether a significant weight loss, of approximately 10%, would lead to beneficial changes in biomarkers associated with cancer and/or cancer recurrence, and quality of life (QOL) in overweight and obese BC survivors. METHODS: This parallel-arm study took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from January 2009 until March 2010...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
Sheri J Hartman, Catherine R Marinac, Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Jacqueline Kerr, Loki Natarajan, Suneeta Godbole, Ruth E Patterson, Brittany Morey, Dorothy D Sears
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behavior is associated with increased risk of poor outcomes in breast cancer survivors, but underlying mechanisms are not well understood. This pilot study explored associations between different aspects of sedentary behaviors (sitting, prolonged sitting, sit-to-stand transitions, and standing) and breast cancer risk-related biomarkers in breast cancer survivors (n = 30). METHODS: Sedentary behavior variables were objectively measured with thigh-worn activPALs...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
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