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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644140/a-pathways-based-prediction-model-for-classifying-breast-cancer-subtypes
#1
Tong Wu, Yunfeng Wang, Ronghui Jiang, Xinliang Lu, Jiawei Tian
Breast cancer is highly heterogeneous and is classified into four subtypes characterized by specific biological traits, treatment responses, and clinical prognoses. We performed a systemic analysis of 698 breast cancer patient samples from The Cancer Genome Atlas project database. We identified 136 breast cancer genes differentially expressed among the four subtypes. Based on unsupervised clustering analysis, these 136 core genes efficiently categorized breast cancer patients into the appropriate subtypes. Functional enrichment based on Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes analysis identified six functional pathways regulated by these genes: JAK-STAT signaling, basal cell carcinoma, inflammatory mediator regulation of TRP channels, non-small cell lung cancer, glutamatergic synapse, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
June 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643244/durvalumab-first-global-approval
#2
Yahiya Y Syed
Intravenous durvalumab (Imfinzi™; AstraZeneca) is a fully human monoclonal antibody that blocks programmed cell death ligand-1 binding to its receptors (PD-1 and CD80), resulting in enhanced T-cell responses against cancer cells. The US FDA has granted durvalumab accelerated approval for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who have disease progression during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy, or within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant platinum-containing chemotherapy...
June 22, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640941/phox2b-reliably-distinguishes-neuroblastoma-among-small-round-blue-cell-tumors
#3
Yin P Hung, John P Lee, Andrew M Bellizzi, Jason L Hornick
AIMS: Neuroblastoma shows considerable histologic overlap with other small round blue cell tumors. PHOX2B, a transcription factor essential for autonomic nervous system development, has been reported as an immunohistochemical marker for neuroblastoma. The purpose of this study was to validate the specificity and diagnostic utility of PHOX2B for peripheral neuroblastic tumors. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 240 cases (133 in whole-tissue sections; 107 in tissue microarrays), including 76 peripheral neuroblastic tumors [median age 2 years; including 4 adults] and 164 other tumors: 44 Wilms tumors; 20 Ewing sarcomas; 10 each CIC-rearranged round cell sarcomas, poorly differentiated synovial sarcomas, lymphoblastic lymphomas, alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas, embryonal rhabdomyosarcomas, mesenchymal chondrosarcomas, Merkel cell carcinomas, olfactory neuroblastomas, and melanomas; 5 each NUT midline carcinomas and desmoplastic small round cell tumors...
June 22, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639308/discovery-of-novel-wtret-and-v804mret-inhibitors-from-hit-to-lead
#4
Luca Mologni, Martina Dalla Via, Adriana Chilin, Manlio Palumbo, Giovanni Marzaro
Oncogenic activation of the RET kinase has been found in several neoplastic diseases, like medullary thyroid carcinoma, multiple endocrine neoplasia, papillary thyroid carcinoma and non-small cells lung cancer. Currently approved RET inhibitors were not originally designed to be RET inhibitors and their potency against RET kinase has not been optimized. Hence, novel compounds able to inhibit both wtRET and its mutants (e.g. V804MRET) are needed. Herein we present the development and the preliminary evaluation of a new sub-micromolar wtRET/V804MRET inhibitor (69) endowed with 4-anilinopyridine structure, starting from our previously identified 4-anilinopyrimidine hit compound...
June 22, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638792/immunotherapy-in-pancreatic-cancer-unleash-its-potential-through-novel-combinations
#5
REVIEW
Songchuan Guo, Merly Contratto, George Miller, Lawrence Leichman, Jennifer Wu
Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer mortality in both men and women in the United States, with poor response to current standard of care, short progression-free and overall survival. Immunotherapies that target cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4, programmed cell death protein-1, and programmed death-ligand 1 checkpoints have shown remarkable activities in several cancers such as melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, and non-small cell lung cancer due to high numbers of somatic mutations, combined with cytotoxic T-cell responses...
June 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638233/esophageal-carcinoma-originating-in-the-surface-epithelium-with-immunohistochemically-proven-esophageal-gland-duct-differentiation-a-case-report
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Hiromi Tamura, Hirotsugu Saiki, Takahiro Amano, Masashi Yamamoto, Shiro Hayashi, Hiroka Ando, Reiko Doi, Tsutomu Nishida, Katsumi Yamamoto, Shiro Adachi
A case of esophageal carcinoma exclusively composed of adenocarcinoma simulating an esophageal gland duct in a 61-year-old man is presented. The tumor arose as a slightly elevated lesion in the middle intrathoracic esophagus. It was almost completely overlaid with non-neoplastic stratified squamous epithelial cells. Beneath the overlying surface epithelium, an adenocarcinoma that was bilayered in structure diffusely invaded both the mucosal and submucosal layers. Although the tumor consisted exclusively of adenocarcinomatous cells, a keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma component was focally observed...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638113/clinical-significance-and-next-generation-sequencing-of-chinese-pulmonary-sarcomatoid-carcinoma
#7
Xin Li, Dan Wang, Qingchun Zhao, Dian Ren, Fan Ren, Gang Chen, Hongyu Liu, Jun Chen
Pulmonary Sarcomatoid Carcinoma (PSC) constitutes a heterogeneous group of non-small-cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs) with a poor prognosis. In this study, a group of 7 patients with PSC was studied. Microscope analysis of all 7 cases revealed a pleomorphic carcinoma subtype. Moreover, 5 cases (71.4%) were composed entirely of malignant sarcomatoid-like elements, and 2 cases (28.6%) were composed of malignant sarcomatoid-like elements and at least 10% adenocarcinoma-like elements. Immunohistochemically, the PSC components of all 7 cases were positive for vimentin and cytokeratins, including cytokeratin (CK) and cytokeratin 7 (CK7)...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637014/a-combination-of-valproic-acid-sodium-salt-chir99021-e-616452-tranylcypromine-and-3-deazaneplanocin-a-causes-stem-cell-like-characteristics-in-cancer-cells
#8
Shuang Sha, Yuanfen Zhai, Chengzhao Lin, Heyong Wang, Qing Chang, Shuang Song, Mingqiang Ren, Gentao Liu
Many studies are based on the hypothesis that recurrence and drug resistance in lung carcinoma are due to a subpopulation of cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs) in solid tumors. Therefore it is crucial to screen for and recognize lung CSLCs. In this study, we stimulated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) A549 cells to display stem cell-like characteristics using a combination of five small molecule compounds. The putative A549 stem cells activated an important CSLC marker, CD133 protein, as well multiple CSLC-related genes including ATP-binding cassette transporter G2 (ABCG2), C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4), NESTIN, and BMI1...
June 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634901/changes-in-plasma-mir-9-mir-16-mir-205-and-mir-486-levels-after-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-resection
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Maria Sromek, Maciej Glogowski, Magdalena Chechlinska, Mariusz Kulinczak, Lukasz Szafron, Klara Zakrzewska, Joanna Owczarek, Piotr Wisniewski, Robert Wlodarczyk, Lukasz Talarek, Maciej Turski, Jan Konrad Siwicki
PURPOSE: The majority of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients presents with an advanced-stage disease and, consequently, exhibits a poor overall survival rate. We aimed to assess changes in plasma miR-9, miR-16, miR-205 and miR-486 levels and their potential as biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of NSCLC patients. METHODS: Plasma was collected from 50 healthy donors and from NSCLC patients before surgery (n = 61), 1 month after surgery (n = 37) and 1 year after surgery (n = 14)...
June 20, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631573/effects-of-mir-1236-3p-and-mir-370-5p-on-activation-of-p21-in-various-tumors-and-its-inhibition-on-the-growth-of-lung-cancer-cells
#10
Chuanchang Li, Qiangqiang Ge, Jiaxuan Liu, Qingsong Zhang, Chenghe Wang, Kai Cui, Zhong Chen
The mechanism of dsRNA-induced gene activation (RNAa) is being gradually unveiled. The plentiful evidence that it existed in mammalian species other than human demonstrated that dsRNA-mediated RNAa is a conservative phenomenon. Simultaneously, accumulating evidence suggested that microRNAs could activate gene expression by targeting promoter. Nevertheless, it is ambiguous whether microRNA-induced gene activation in different human cells is a common phenomenon. The study we performed verified that miR-1236-3p (miR-1236) and miR-370-5p can activate p21 expression in bladder cancer (BCa) T24, EJ cells, and non-small-cell lung carcinoma A549 cells, while in hepatocellular HepG2 cells both microRNAs cannot effectively induce the expression of P21(WAF1/CIP1) (p21)...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631567/microrna-1285-5p-influences-the-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cells-via-downregulating-cdh1-and-smad4
#11
Shixia Zhou, Zhongmian Zhang, Pengyuan Zheng, Wenchao Zhao, Na Han
Abnormal expression of microRNAs has been reported to regulate gene expression and cancer cell growth, invasion, and migration. Recently, upregulation of hsa-miR-1285 was demonstrated in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples from patients with lung cancer and downregulation in plasma level of stage-I lung cancer patients. However, the function and the underlying mechanism of miR-1285 in non-small-cell lung carcinoma have not been elucidated. In this study, we found that miR-1285-5p, the mature form of miR-1285, was significantly upregulated in human non-small-cell lung carcinoma cell lines A549 and SK-MES-1...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626182/small-cell-lung-cancer-in-a-20-year-old-non-smoking-man-with-systemic-sclerosis
#12
Go Saito, Torahiko Jinta, Hiroshi Nakaoka, Atsushi Kitamura, Kenichi Yamaguchi, Naoki Nishimura
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a neuroendocrine tumor, and the median age of onset is about 70 years old. A 20-year-old non-smoking man with known systemic sclerosis presented with discomfort in his left chest. Chest X-ray showed a mass shadow in the left upper zone. A transbronchial lung biopsy revealed small cell carcinoma, and imaging studies reached the diagnosis of extensive disease small cell lung cancer. He had concurrent interstitial lung disease with a non-specific interstitial pneumonia pattern and anti-Scl-70 antibodies...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625654/line-1-hypomethylation-is-associated-to-specific-clinico-pathological-features-in-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Andrea Imperatori, Nora Sahnane, Nicola Rotolo, Francesca Franzi, Elisa Nardecchia, Laura Libera, Chiara Romualdi, Maria Cattoni, Fausto Sessa, Lorenzo Dominioni, Daniela Furlan
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that selected genetic and/or epigenetic changes associated with advanced tumours may help identifying early non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) that recur after resection. Among epigenetic changes, long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) hypomethylation is seen early during carcinogenesis and may act in concert with genetic alterations to cancer progression. LINE-1 hypomethylation and gene mutations frequently involved in lung cancer, were analysed to evaluate their prognostic role in resected stage I NSCLC...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625649/investigation-of-patterns-of-nodal-metastases-in-braf-mutant-lung-cancer
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S H McEvoy, D F Halpenny, A Viteri-Jusué, S A Hayes, A J Plodkowski, G J Riely, M S Ginsberg
Axillary lymph nodes (axLN) are a rare site of nodal metastases in patients with lung cancer. BRAF mutated lung cancer is a genetically distinct subtype that occurs in 2-5% of non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC). A recent study identified a highly unusual pattern of metastatic spread to axLN in patients with BRAF mutated colorectal cancer (CRC). The purpose of the study is to assess the incidence of axLN metastases in BRAF mutated NSCLC. Baseline computed tomography (CT) imaging at diagnosis and all follow up CTs of patients with BRAF mutated NSCLC treated at our institution were retrospectively reviewed by two radiologists for evidence of axLN metastases...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624803/prognostic-significance-of-pd-l1-expression-and-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-surgical-pulmonary-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#15
Minghui Zhang, Dalong Wang, Qi Sun, Haihong Pu, Yan Wang, Shu Zhao, Yan Wang, Qiangyuan Zhang
Programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression is commonly observed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The prognostic value of PD-L1 expression and the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) on 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18FDG-PET) in surgical pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma(SCC)remains unclear. Furthermore, the correlation between the SUVmax and PD-L1 expression has not been assessed. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between PD-L1 expression and the SUVmax on 18FDG-PET and to examine the prognostic significance of PD-L1 expression and the SUVmax in surgical pulmonary SCC...
May 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622610/f1174v-mutation-alters-the-alk-active-conformation-in-response-to-crizotinib-in-nsclc-insight-from-molecular-simulations
#16
Fariba Dehghanian, Maryam Kay, Sadeq Vallian
Crizotinib is an efficient antineoplastic drug for treatment of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), which is identified as an anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor. F1174V is a recently identified acquired point mutation relating to the Crizotinib resistance in NSCLC patients. The mechanism of Crizotinib resistance relating to F1174V mutation as a non-active site mutation remains unclear. In this study, the molecular dynamic simulation was used to investigate the possible mechanisms by which F1174V mutation may affect the structure and activity of ALK kinase domain...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621614/biomarkers-in-the-accurate-subclassification-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-for-targeted-therapy-issues-and-prospects
#17
Lais Osmani, Qing Kay Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618928/overexpression-of-trim44-is-related-to-invasive-potential-and-malignant-outcomes-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Tsutomu Kawaguchi, Shuhei Komatsu, Daisuke Ichikawa, Shoji Hirajima, Yukihisa Nishimura, Hirotaka Konishi, Atsushi Shiozaki, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Kazuma Okamoto, Hitoshi Tsuda, Eigo Otsuji
Recent studies have shown that some members of the tripartite motif-containing protein family function as important regulators for carcinogenesis. In this study, we investigated whether tripartite motif-containing protein 44 acts as a cancer-promoting gene through its overexpression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. We analyzed esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cell lines to evaluate malignant potential and also analyzed 68 primary tumors to evaluate clinical relevance of tripartite motif-containing protein 44 protein in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618430/extreme-assay-sensitivity-in-molecular-diagnostics-further-unveils-intratumour-heterogeneity-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-as-well-as-artifactual-low-frequency-mutations-in-the-kras-gene
#19
Sara Mariani, Luca Bertero, Simona Osella-Abate, Cristiana Di Bello, Paola Francia di Celle, Vittoria Coppola, Anna Sapino, Paola Cassoni, Caterina Marchiò
BACKGROUND: Gene mutations in the RAS family rule out metastatic colorectal carcinomas (mCRCs) from anti-EGFR therapies. METHODS: We report a retrospective analysis by Sequenom Massarray and fast COLD-PCR followed by Sanger sequencing on 240 mCRCs. RESULTS: By Sequenom, KRAS and NRAS exons 2-3-4 were mutated in 52.9% (127/240) of tumours, while BRAF codon 600 mutations reached 5% (12/240). Fast COLD-PCR found extra mutations at KRAS exon 2 in 15/166 (9%) of samples, previously diagnosed by Sequenom as wild-type or mutated at RAS (exons 3-4) or BRAF genes...
June 15, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616785/usefulness-of-nkx2-2-immunohistochemistry-for-distinguishing-ewing-sarcoma-from-other-sinonasal-small-round-blue-cell-tumors
#20
Austin McCuiston, Justin A Bishop
NKX2.2 is a new immunohistochemical marker that has been reported to be sensitive and specific for Ewing sarcoma (ES). It has not, however, been investigated specifically in the sinonasal small round blue cell tumor (SRBCT) differential diagnosis which includes many tumors specific to that site. It has also not been investigated in the newly recognized "adamantinoma-like" variant of ES. Immunohistochemistry for NKX2.2 was performed on 170 poorly differentiated sinonasal neoplasms: 73 squamous cell carcinomas (67 poorly differentiated, non-keratinizing, or basaloid types and 6 nasopharyngeal carcinomas), 46 olfactory neuroblastomas, 8 sinonasal undifferentiated carcinomas (SNUCs), 6 melanomas, 7 Ewing sarcomas, 6 SMARCB1-deficient carcinomas, 6 teratocarcinosarcomas, 5 alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas, 4 solid adenoid cystic carcinomas, 4 NK/T cell lymphomas, 3 NUT carcinomas, and 2 small cell carcinomas...
June 14, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
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