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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457684/poorly-differentiated-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-breast-with-merkel-cell-features
#1
Emily L Albright, Matthew E Keeney, Amani Bashir, Ronald J Weigel
Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast is a rare tumor subtype comprising less than 1% of breast cancers in the United States. Merkel cell features within this rare subtype are even rarer. We report a neuroendocrine breast carcinoma with Merkel cell features. The patient underwent breast conservation therapy and a sentinel lymph node biopsy. Unfortunately, the tumor was extremely aggressive and at 5 weeks postoperatively she presented with widely metastatic disease. Due to the aggressive nature of this tumor, we reviewed the literature and treatment options for this rare variant of a rare subtype...
February 19, 2018: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456844/an-efficient-biomarker-panel-for-diagnosis-of-breast-cancer-using-surface-enhanced-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#2
Turkan Yigitbasi, Gizem Calibasi-Kocal, Nihal Buyukuslu, Murat Kemal Atahan, Hakan Kupeli, Seyran Yigit, Ercument Tarcan, Yasemin Baskin
Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequently diagnosed cancer that affects women worldwide. Early detection of BC is important to improve survival rates and decrease mortality. The aim of the present study was to investigate serum biomarkers using surface-enhanced laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS) to distinguish patients with BC from the healthy population and patients with benign breast diseases (BBDs). A total of 62 patients with invasive ductal carcinoma, as confirmed by histopathology, and 47 non-cancerous individuals (NCIs) [16 healthy controls (HCs) and 31 patients with BBD] were enrolled in the present study...
March 2018: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456656/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-efficacy-between-ultrasound-elastography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-breast-masses
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Rong Cheng, Jing Li, Li Ji, Huining Liu, Limin Zhu
The present study compared the efficacy of ultrasound elastography (UE), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the combination of the two methods (UE+MRI) in the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant breast tumors. In total, 86 patients with breast masses were recruited and evaluated by UE, MRI and UE+MRI. Strain ratios of UE were calculated for the breast mass and adjacent normal tissues. In addition, the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was obtained, while the sensitivity and specificity were calculated to determine the optimal cut-off point for the differential diagnosis...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456506/therapeutic-effects-of-a-traditional-chinese-medicine-formula-plus-tamoxifen-vs-tamoxifen-for-the-treatment-of-mammary-gland-hyperplasia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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REVIEW
Hao-Tian Li, Hong-Hong Liu, Yu-Xue Yang, Tao Wang, Xue-Lin Zhou, Yang Yu, Su-Na Li, Yi Zheng, Ping Zhang, Rui-Lin Wang, Jian-Yu Li, Shi-Zhang Wei, Kun Li, Peng-Yan Li, Li-Qi Qian
As a common disorder that accounts for over 70% of all breast disease cases, mammary gland hyperplasia (MGH) causes a severe problem for the quality of patients' life, and confers an increased risk of breast carcinoma. However, the etiology and pathogenesis of MGH remain unclear, and the safety and efficacy of current western drug therapy for MGH still need to be improved. Therefore, a meta-analysis was conducted by our team to determine whether a TCM formula named Ru-Pi-Xiao in combination with tamoxifen or Ru-Pi-Xiao treated alone can show more prominent therapeutic effects against MGH with fewer adverse reactions than that of tamoxifen...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456469/prophylactic-surgery-for-whom-when-and-how
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REVIEW
Christine Mau, Michael Untch
Risk-reducing surgery has proved to be a reasonable procedure in healthy women with a definitely elevated risk of developing cancer. Here we consider the elevated risk of breast and ovarian cancer. There is a clear indication for such surgery in healthy women with a pathogenic BRCA1/2 mutation. For these patients, a risk-reducing bilateral mastectomy leads to a verifiable reduction in mortality from breast cancer, particularly for young patients. In most cases, surgery is combined with breast reconstruction...
December 2017: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456109/synthetic-strigolactone-analogues-reveal-anti-cancer-activities-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Mohammed Nihal Hasan, Hani Choudhry, Syed Shoeb Razvi, Said Salama Moselhy, Taha Abduallah Kumosani, Mazin A Zamzami, Ziad Omran, Majed A Halwani, Salim Al-Babili, Khalid Omer Abualnaja, Abdulrahman Labeed Al-Malki, Mahmoud Alhosin, Tadao Asami
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The complex etiology is attributed to many factors like heredity, cirrhosis, hepatitis infections or the dysregulation of the different molecular pathways. Nevertheless, the current treatment regimens have either severe side effects or tumors gradually acquire resistance upon prolonged use. Thus, developing a new selective treatment for HCC is the need of the hour. Many anticancer agents derived from plants have been evaluated for their cytotoxicity towards many human cancer cell lines...
February 9, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455927/fibroblast-heterogeneity-and-immunosuppressive-environment-in-human-breast-cancer
#7
Ana Costa, Yann Kieffer, Alix Scholer-Dahirel, Floriane Pelon, Brigitte Bourachot, Melissa Cardon, Philemon Sirven, Ilaria Magagna, Laetitia Fuhrmann, Charles Bernard, Claire Bonneau, Maria Kondratova, Inna Kuperstein, Andrei Zinovyev, Anne-Marie Givel, Maria-Carla Parrini, Vassili Soumelis, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou
Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAF) are key players in the tumor microenvironment. Here, we characterize four CAF subsets in breast cancer with distinct properties and levels of activation. Two myofibroblastic subsets (CAF-S1, CAF-S4) accumulate differentially in triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC). CAF-S1 fibroblasts promote an immunosuppressive environment through a multi-step mechanism. By secreting CXCL12, CAF-S1 attracts CD4+ CD25+ T lymphocytes and retains them by OX40L, PD-L2, and JAM2. Moreover, CAF-S1 increases T lymphocyte survival and promotes their differentiation into CD25High FOXP3High , through B7H3, CD73, and DPP4...
February 12, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455641/circadian-pathway-genetic-variation-and-cancer-risk-evidence-from-genome-wide-association-studies
#8
Simone Mocellin, Saveria Tropea, Clara Benna, Carlo Riccardo Rossi
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction of the circadian clock and single polymorphisms of some circadian genes have been linked to cancer susceptibility, although data are scarce and findings inconsistent. We aimed to investigate the association between circadian pathway genetic variation and risk of developing common cancers based on the findings of genome-wide association studies (GWASs). METHODS: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of 17 circadian genes reported by three GWAS meta-analyses dedicated to breast (Discovery, Biology, and Risk of Inherited Variants in Breast Cancer (DRIVE) Consortium; cases, n = 15,748; controls, n = 18,084), prostate (Elucidating Loci Involved in Prostate Cancer Susceptibility (ELLIPSE) Consortium; cases, n = 14,160; controls, n = 12,724) and lung carcinoma (Transdisciplinary Research In Cancer of the Lung (TRICL) Consortium; cases, n = 12,160; controls, n = 16,838) in patients of European ancestry were utilized to perform pathway analysis by means of the adaptive rank truncated product (ARTP) method...
February 19, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455299/prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-in-breast-cancer-a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-expression-and-a-case-report-of-radionuclide-therapy
#9
Yuri Tolkach, Heidrun Gevensleben, Ralph Bundschuh, Aydan Koyun, Daniela Huber, Christina Kehrer, Thomas Hecking, Mignon-Denise Keyver-Paik, Christina Kaiser, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Markus Essler, Walther Kuhn, Glen Kristiansen
PURPOSE: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), a protein product of the folate hydrolase 1 (FOLH1) gene, is gaining increasing acceptance as a target for positron emission tomography/computer tomography (PET/CT) imaging in patients with several cancer types, including breast cancer. So far, PSMA expression in breast cancer endothelia has not been sufficiently characterized. METHODS: This study comprised 315 cases of invasive carcinoma of no special type (NST) and lobular breast cancer (median follow-up time 9...
February 17, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455084/nherf1-between-promises-and-hopes-overview-on-cancer-and-prospective-openings
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REVIEW
Matteo Centonze, Concetta Saponaro, Anita Mangia
Na+ /H+ exchanger regulatory factor 1 (NHERF1) is a scaffold protein, with two tandem PDZ domains and a carboxyl-terminal ezrin-binding (EB) region. This particular sticky structure is responsible for its interaction with different molecules to form multi-complexes that have a pivotal role in a lot of diseases. In particular, its involvement during carcinogenesis and cancer progression has been deeply analyzed in different tumors. The role of NHERF1 is not unique in cancer; its activity is connected to its subcellular localization...
February 15, 2018: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454174/mastectomy-patterns-but-not-rates-are-changing-in-the-treatment-of-early-breast-cancer-experience-of-a-single-european-institution-on-2315-consecutive-patients
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Alessandro Fancellu, Valeria Sanna, Pietrina Cottu, Cladio F Feo, Antonio M Scanu, Giulia Farina, Antonio Bulla, Angela Spanu, Panagiotis Paliogiannis, Alberto Porcu
BACKGROUND: Recent literature reports that rates of mastectomy are increasing in early breast cancer. However, data from European institutions are limited and revealed conflicting results. We report on 15-year trends of mastectomy, mastectomy plus immediate reconstruction and contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) at an academic institution. METHODS: We identified women diagnosed with unilateral early breast cancer at stage 0-IIa, with tumour size ≤ 4 cm, between 2002 and 2016...
February 14, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454148/-68-ga-galmydar-biodistribution-and-radiation-dosimetry-studies-in-rodents
#12
Jothilingam Sivapackiam, Richard Laforest, Vijay Sharma
INTRODUCTION: 68 Ga-Galmydar is an avid transport substrate of ABCB1 (P-Glycoprotein; 170kDa plasma membrane protein), breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP; ABCG2; 72kDa), penetrates human epidermal carcinoma (KB3-1), breast cancer (MCF7), embryonic kidney (HEK 293) tumor cells and rat cardiomyoblasts, and localizes within the mitochondria of tumor and myocardium cells. 68 Ga-Galmydar excretes from blood pool quickly, and shows stable retention within rat myocardium in vivo for extended periods, therefore, the agent shows potential to enable myocardial perfusion imaging...
December 1, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453736/reproductive-epidemiology-of-glial-tumors-may-reveal-novel-treatments-high-dose-progestins-or-progesterone-antagonists-as-endocrino-immune-modifiers-against-glioma
#13
REVIEW
Meric A Altinoz, Aysel Ozpinar, Ilhan Elmaci
Female gender, contraceptives, and menopausal hormone replacement treatments containing progesterone analogues associate with higher risk of meningiomas yet with lower risk of gliomas. Progesterone receptor (PR) expression and mifepristone treatment was highly discussed for meningiomas. However, much less is known in regard to progesterone actions in gliomas despite PR expression strongly correlates with their grade. Meningiomas and gliomas may grow faster during gestation; but paradoxically, parousity reduces lifetime risk of gliomas which can be explained with dichotomous cell growth-stimulating and inhibitory actions of progesterone at low versus high levels...
February 17, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453385/prediction-of-advanced-axillary-lymph-node-metastases-ypn2-3-using-breast-mr-imaging-and-pet-ct-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-patients
#14
Won Hwa Kim, Sang-Woo Lee, Hye Jung Kim, Yee Soo Chae, Shin Young Jeong, Jin Hyang Jung, Ho Yong Park, Won Kee Lee
We aimed to investigate the value of breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) in predicting advanced axillary lymph node (ALN) metastases (ypN2-3) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in invasive ductal carcinoma patients. A total of 108 patients with invasive ductal carcinoma underwent breast MR imaging and PET/CT both before and after NAC (termed initial staging and restaging, respectively). The number of positive ALNs and the short diameter (SD) of the largest ALN on breast MR imaging and maximal standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in the ALNs on PET/CT were evaluated...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451396/vacuum-assisted-breast-biopsy-vab-excision-of-subcentimeter-microcalcifications-as-an-alternative-to-open-biopsy-for-atypical-ductal-hyperplasia
#15
Schiaffino Simone, Massone Elena, Gristina Licia, Fregatti Piero, Rescinito Giuseppe, Alessandro Villa, Friedman Daniele, Calabrese Massimo
OBJECTIVE: To report the results of the conservative management with mammographic checks of patients with ADH diagnosed by vacuum assisted breast biopsy (VAB), without residual calcifications. METHODS: The authors accessed the institutional database of radiological, surgical and pathologic anatomy. Inclusion criteria were: ADH diagnosed by VAB on a single group of microcalcifications, without residual post-procedure; follow-up at least of 12 months. Exclusion criteria were the presence of personal history of breast cancer or other high risk lesions; association with other synchronous lesions, both more and less advanced proliferative lesions...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449898/targeted-therapy-of-brain-metastases-latest-evidence-and-clinical-implications
#16
REVIEW
Rodica Di Lorenzo, Manmeet S Ahluwalia
Brain metastases (BM) occur in 20-40% of patients with cancer and 60-75% of patients with BM become symptomatic. Due to an aging population and advances in the treatment of primary cancers, patients are living longer and are more likely to experience complications from BM. The diagnosis of BM drastically worsens long-term survival rates, with multiple metastases being a poor prognostic factor. Until recently, the mainstay of treatment consisted of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), surgical resection, whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT), or a combination of these modalities...
December 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449736/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-a-rare-breast-carcinoma
#17
R Sharma, R K Goel, L Lipi, R Sachdev
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare neoplasm accounting for <0.1% of breast carcinomas. The mean age of presentation is fifth to sixth decade of life and it generally presents as a painful breast lump. The histological features are characteristic with cribriform and acinar pattern of basaloid cells. It is triple negative tumor with CD117 and p63 positivity and excellent prognosis.
December 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449694/interaction-between-stat3-and-gli1-tgli1-oncogenic-transcription-factors-promotes-the-aggressiveness-of-triple-negative-breast-cancers-and-her2-enriched-breast-cancer
#18
Sherona R Sirkisoon, Richard L Carpenter, Tadas Rimkus, Ashley Anderson, Alexandria Harrison, Allison M Lange, Guangxu Jin, Kounosuke Watabe, Hui-Wen Lo
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), glioma oncogene homolog 1 (GLI1), and truncated GLI1 (tGLI1) are oncogenic transcription factors playing important roles in breast cancer. tGLI1 is a gain-of-function GLI1 isoform. Whether STAT3 physically and/or functionally interacts with GLI1/tGLI1 has not been explored. To address this knowledge gap, we analyzed 47 node-positive breast cancer specimens using immunohistochemical staining and found that phosphorylated-STAT3 (Y705), GLI1, and tGLI1 are co-overexpressed in the majority of triple-negative breast carcinomas (64%) and HER2-enriched (68%) breast carcinomas, and in lymph node metastases (65%)...
February 16, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449315/metaplastic-breast-cancer-in-a-patient-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-and-somatic-loss-of-heterozygosity
#19
Lorena Suarez-Kelly, Keiko Akagi, Julie W Reeser, Eric Samorodnitsky, Matthew Reeder, Amy Smith, Sameek Roychowdhury, David E Symer, William E Carson
Metaplastic breast carcinoma (MBC) is rare and has a poor prognosis. Here we describe genetic analysis of a 41-year-old female patient with MBC and neurofibromatosis type I (NF1). She initially presented with pT3N1a, grade 3 MBC, but lung metastases were discovered subsequently. To identify the molecular cause of her NF1, we screened for germline mutations disrupting NF1 or SPRED1, revealing a heterozygous germline single nucleotide variant (SNV) in exon 21 of NF1 at c.2709G>A, chr17: 29556342. By report, this variant disrupts pre-mRNA splicing of NF1 transcripts...
February 15, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447241/selective-targeting-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-in-different-tumor-models
#20
Bianca Kakoschky, Thomas Pleli, Christian Schmithals, Stefan Zeuzem, Bernhard Brüne, Thomas J Vogl, Horst-Werner Korf, Andreas Weigert, Albrecht Piiper
Tumor progression largely depends on the presence of alternatively polarized (M2) tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), whereas the classical M1-polarized macrophages can promote anti-tumorigenic immune responses. Thus, selective inhibition of M2-TAMs is a desirable anti-cancer approach in highly resistant tumor entities such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or breast cancer. We here examined whether a peptide that selectively binds to and is internalized by in vitro-differentiated murine M2 macrophages as compared to M1 macrophages, termed M2pep, could be used to selectively target TAMs in HCC and breast carcinoma...
2018: PloS One
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