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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332358/a-study-on-basic-demographic-and-disease-characteristics-of-cancer-diagnosed-syrian-refugees-treated-in-the-border-city-of-turkey-sanliurfa-a-hospital-based-retrospective-case-series-study
#1
Yasemin Bakkal Temi, Ali Murat Sedef, Serkan Gokcay, Hatice Coskun, Sedenay Oskeroglu Kaplan, Ozlem Ozkul, Huseyin Mertsoylu, Fatih Kose
PURPOSE: Turkey hosts around 3 million Syrian refugees which is more than any other country in the world. Along with some other adaptation issues like cultural, language, and economic difficulties, significant problems in managing medical problems, chronic diseases like cancer in particular, have to be fixed. However, there are few studies which explore main patient and clinicopathological characteristics in Syrian refugees with cancer. The purpose of this study was to highlight the aforementioned characteristics along with management issues after cancer diagnosis of these patients...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332354/inhibition-of-telomerase-potentiates-enzalutamide-efficiency-of-androgen-sensitive-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#2
Karaca Kaan Gecgel, Mustafa Muduroglu, Suat Erdogan
PURPOSE: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is one of the main strategies to treat prostate cancer (PCa) at various stages of its development. Androgen receptor (AR) antagonists such as enzalutamide are mainstay treatments for castration-sensitive prostate cancer. Though, a majority of patients initially respond to ADT, most will eventually progress to castrate-resistant, due to the development of different mutations on the AR. PCa cells express high telomerase activity, and there is a correlation between the total activity of telomerase and the Gleason score...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332350/short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-in-elderly-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#3
H Zhao, Gang Liu, S Wei, H Liu
PURPOSE: In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of elderly patients undergoing surgery for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, there are few studies on short- and long-term outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) in such patients. The purpose of this study was to report both short- and long-term outcomes of MIE in elderly patients with ESCC. METHODS: A total of 273 patients with ESCC underwent MIE at our hospital from January 2010 to December 2016...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332349/characteristics-and-clinical-significance-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-lymph-node-metastasis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Longfei Ma, Jiaqing Xiang, Yawei Zhang, Hong Hu, Rongrong Shao, Dong Lin
PURPOSE: The recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph nodes (RLN LNs) are among the most common metastatic sites in esophageal cancer, and the dissection of these lymph nodes (LNs) is considered beneficial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of RLN LN metastases from esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, and the effects of these metastases on the prognosis of patients. In addition, we aimed to determine the reasonable range of dissection of regional LNs. METHODS: The clinical data from 348 patients who underwent resection for esophageal carcinoma were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332346/vaginal-packing-volume-impact-on-dose-parameters-during-radiography-and-computed-tomography-based-postoperative-brachytherapy-of-cervical-carcinoma
#5
Aleksandar Tomasevic, Vesna Plesinac-Karapandzic, Suzana Stojanovic-Rundic, Sandra Vuckovic, Jasmina Stevanovic, Dusica Gavrilovic, Mirjan Nadrljanski
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of the vaginal packing volume on the registered dose parameters evaluated by radiography (2D) and computed tomography (CT) (3D) based brachytherapy planning in cervical cancer patients treated with postoperative radiotherapy. METHODS: The postoperative radiotherapy was performed in 40 cervical cancer patients with increased risk for disease relapse. Both, radiography and CT based brachytherapy planning were done in all patients...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332344/in-vitro-antitumor-activity-of-guttiferone-a-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-is-mediated-via-apoptosis-mitochondrial-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-reactive-oxygen-species-production
#6
Hai-Ming Wu, Yu-Mei Li
PURPOSE: Breast cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and is considered as the main cause of cancer related death in females. It is estimated that about one-third of women with breast cancer develop metastases and eventually die of this disease. The main treatment options for breast cancer include surgical interventions followed by chemotherapy, hormonotherapy or radiation. However, the side effects associated with the treatment of breast cancer negatively affects the quality of patient's life...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332343/clinical-relevance-of-telomerase-polymorphism-for-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
#7
Katherine de Souza Rodrigues, Joao Nunes de Matos Neto, Rodrigo Haddad, Diego Madureira de Oliveira
PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review to explore the clinical relevance of hTERT polymorphisms for breast cancer (BC). METHODS: Twenty-nine polymorphic regions were evaluated after comprehensive searching of 1236 articles, and selection of 9 publications (total of 12986 cases and 16758 controls). RESULTS: About the influence of hTERT variants in BC risk, 3 studies showed that the variant rs2736098 was associated with increasing risk. The variants rs10069690 and rs2853676 were also described as risk factors for BC...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332341/association-of-the-combined-parameters-including-the-frequency-of-primary-cilia-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-and-pd-1-expression-with-the-outcome-in-intestinal-cancer
#8
Josef Dvorak, Dimitar Hadzi Nikolov, Ladislav Dusek, Alzbeta Filipova, Igor Richter, David Buka, Ales Ryska, Jaroslav Mokry, Stanislav Filip, Bohuslav Melichar, Tomas Buchler, Jitka Abrahamova
PURPOSE: Primary cilium (PC) is considered to be a functional homologue of the immune synapse. Microtubule structures, PC of cancer associated fibroblasts and immune synapses between cytotoxic CD8+ tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and cancer cells, are regularly found in varying amounts in the microenvironment of solid tumors. The purpose of this study was to find out the potential association and combined prognostic significance of the frequency of PC, PD-1 and CD8+ TILs in patients with intestinal cancer...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332339/p21-does-but-p53-does-not-predict-pathological-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
#9
Suzana Stojanovic-Rundic, Radmila Jankovic, Marjan Micev, Vladimir Nikolic, Ivan Popov, Dusica Gavrilovic, Vesna Plesinac-Karapandzic, Aleksandra Djuric-Stefanovic, Zoran Krivokapic, Sinisa Radulovic
PURPOSE: Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is the standard treatment option in locally advanced rectal cancer. The tumor response is assessed through tumor and nodal downstaging and the tumor regression grade. Currently, there is no method to predict a tumor response to CRT. We aimed to evaluate whether p21 and p53 expressions could be a reliable predictors of pathological response to CRT. METHODS: Fifty patients with locally advanced rectal cancer were treated with preoperative radiotherapy combined with mitomycin C and capecitabine...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332337/systemic-treatment-and-primary-tumor-location-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#10
Efstathios Antoniou, Nikolaos Andreatos, Georgios A Margonis, Apostolos Papalois, Jaeyun Wang, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Stefan Buettner, Amar Deshwar, Vasilios Pappas, Matthew J Weiss, Timothy M Pawlik, Emmanouel Pikoulis
PURPOSE: Tumor location (right-sided vs. left-sided) is known to exert a significant influence on the prognosis of primary colorectal cancer (CRC). Given the genetic continuity between primary and metastatic lesions, we aimed to summarize the existing literature on the prognostic implications of primary tumor site as well as to examine the response to chemotherapy by primary tumor location in patients with metastatic CRC (mCRC). METHODS: A structured review of the literature was performed between 6/1/2016-7/1/2016 using the Pubmed database...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332335/clinicopathological-characteristics-and-survival-in-serbian-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-retrospective-analysis
#11
Ivan Pavlovic, Snezana Pejic, Sofija Glumac, Ana Todorovic, Vesna Stojiljkovic, Natasa Popovic, Ljubica Gavrilovic, Snezana B Pajovic, Sanja Radojevic-Skodric, Zoran Dzamic, Gordana Basta-Jovanovic
PURPOSE: Indications of kidney cancer outcome in lowerincome countries are based on an incidence/mortality ratio due to lack of survival information. This study was conducted to provide outcome data in Serbian patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and to identify prognostic factors that could affect their overall survival (OS). METHODS: This retrospective study included 185 patients who underwent nephrectomy. We assessed certain clinicopathological data including age, gender, tumor size, grade, stage and histological subtypes for their possible impact on OS...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332334/mir429-expression-level-in-renal-cell-cancer-and-its-correlation-with-the-prognosis-of-patients
#12
Zhan-Kun Wang, Lei Luo, Zhao-Jin Du, Gui-Ming Zhang, Li-Jiang Sun
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that miR429 expression in renal cancer patients is increased and plays a role in the pathogenesis of the disease. METHODS: Twenty-seven renal cancer patients admitted to our hospital from May 2014 to May 2015 were enrolled as the study group, and 28 non-cancer patients were selected during the same period as the control group. Renal biopsy and serum samples were used to detect miR429 expression levels, and the patient histories were obtained to make relevant associations to clinical outcomes...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332331/egfr-mutations-and-tumor-metastases-in-patients-with-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-south-of-russia
#13
Oleg I Kit, Dmitry I Vodolazhsky, Natalia N Timoshkina, Lubov' Yu Vladimirova, Igor N Turkin, Ksenia A Kutsyn, Yaroslav S Enin, Svetlana B Panina, Vladimir Jurisic
PURPOSE: To assess the frequencies of somatic EGFR mutations in the tumor tissues of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) residing in the South of Russia (SR), and to define the relationship between genetic subtypes of NSCLC and the emergence of different types of metastases. METHODS: DNA was extracted from formalin-fixed parrafin embedded (FFPE) samples of 721 patients. A total of 29 somatic EGFR mutations were detected using commercial Therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR Kit...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332330/therapeutic-effect-of-gefitinib-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-its-effect-on-the-egfr-level-in-peripheral-blood
#14
Jing Wang, Pengchao Hu, Ying Wang, Youhong Dong
PURPOSE: This study was designed to investigate the therapeutic effect of gefitinib in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its effect on the level of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in peripheral blood. METHODS: A total of 58 patients with NSCLC were treated with gefinitib (iressa) (250 mg per day). EGFR levels in the peripheral blood were measured with ELISA assay before and after treatment. Statistical analyses of patient quality of life, survival and other clinical data were conducted including logistic regression analysis, x2 test and t-test...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332329/modified-3-week-schedule-of-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treatment
#15
Antonello Veccia, Viviana Murgia, Mariachiara Dipasquale, Orazio Caffo
PURPOSE: Gemcitabine-cisplatin combination is one of the most used schedules for non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Aiming to enhance dose intensity and reduce toxicity, the original 4-week schedule was modified or transformed into a 3-week schedule. The purpose of this study was to report the efficacy and tolerability of a modified 3-week regimen of gemcitabine-cisplatin. METHODS: Our patients were treated with gemcitabine (1000 mg7sol;m2) on days 1, 8 and cisplatin on day 8 (75-100 mg/m2)...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332328/carcinoembryonic-antigen-and-carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-serum-levels-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Ioannis D Kostakis, Constantinos Giaginis, Maria Tolia, Michail Galanopoulos, Maria Kiakou, Eleni Aravantinou-Fatorou, Konstantinos Tsapakidis, Panagiotis Baxevanos, Ioannis Litos, Vasiliki Tzouda, Alexandros Tzovaras, George Kyrgias, Evangelos Tsiambas, Stamatios Theocharis
PURPOSE: Τo investigate the potential diagnostic and prognostic role of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) serum levels in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients with newly diagnosed primary NSCLC were included in this study (88 men and 12 women). Blood was drawn before any kind of treatment and the collected serum was processed using chemiluminescence in order CEA and CA 19-9 levels to be measured...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332326/carcinogenic-potential-of-antitumor-therapies-is-the-risk-predictable
#17
Ivanka Nenova, Janet Grudeva-Popova
The growing number of successfully cured cancer patients has created a new field in oncogenesis. The life expectancy of such patients has increased, however this favorable event may create enough time for epigenetic events to occur which can cause a new carcinognic event, i.e. a secondary malignancy. The terms in use are second primary malignancies as well as therapy-related neoplasms in case the treatment of the first neoplasm is a direct cause. Second primary malignancies can be hematological neoplasms or solid tumors, with solid tumors having higher frequency...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332325/is-%C3%AE-n-acetylgalactosaminidase-the-key-to-curing-cancer-a-mini-review-and-hypothesis
#18
Ehsan Saburi, Jalil Tavakol-Afshari, Sajjad Biglari, Yousef Mortazavi
In the constant battle against cancer cells, macrophages are of great importance. Their activation is achieved through various mechanisms such as Vitamin D binding protein (VDBP or Gc). After undergoing modifications via enzymes secreted by stimulated lymphocytes, VDBP is modified into Macrophages Activator Form/Factor (Gc-MAF). Some studies (particularly those focusing on cancer) have reported that an enzyme known as α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase (nagalase) facilitates the deglycosylation of Gc-MAF, which in turn inhibits the activation of macrophages...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332322/tumor-immunology-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Chi Young Jung, Scott J Antonia
Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Although progress in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been made over the past decade, the 5-year survival rate in patients with lung cancer remains only 10%-20%. Obviously, new therapeutic options are required for patients with advanced NSCLC and unmet medical needs. Cancer immunotherapy is an evolving treatment modality that uses a patient's own immune systems to fight cancer...
January 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332260/prostate-cancer-rates-in-patients-with-initially-negative-elastography-targeted-biopsy-vs-systematic-biopsy
#20
Jeannette Kratzenberg, Georg Salomon, Pierre Tennstedt, Paolo Dell'Oglio, Derya Tilki, Axel Haferkamp, Markus Graefen, Katharina Boehm
PURPOSE: To assess whether real-time elastography-targeted biopsy (RTE-bx) is superior to the standard systematic transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy in predicting subsequent prostate cancer (PCa) rates in patients with initially negative biopsy and to specifically reveal differences in the occurrence of high-grade (Gleason ≥ 4 + 3) PCa by comparing both biopsy methods. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 630 patients had an initially negative prostate biopsy between 2007 and 2015, either RTE targeted (n = 213) or systematically (n = 417)...
January 13, 2018: World Journal of Urology
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