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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348365/detection-and-localization-of-surgically-resectable-cancers-with-a-multi-analyte-blood-test
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Joshua D Cohen, Lu Li, Yuxuan Wang, Christopher Thoburn, Bahman Afsari, Ludmila Danilova, Christopher Douville, Ammar A Javed, Fay Wong, Austin Mattox, Ralph H Hruban, Christopher L Wolfgang, Michael G Goggins, Marco Dal Molin, Tian-Li Wang, Richard Roden, Alison P Klein, Janine Ptak, Lisa Dobbyn, Joy Schaefer, Natalie Silliman, Maria Popoli, Joshua T Vogelstein, James D Browne, Robert E Schoen, Randall E Brand, Jeanne Tie, Peter Gibbs, Hui-Li Wong, Aaron S Mansfield, Jin Jen, Samir M Hanash, Massimo Falconi, Peter J Allen, Shibin Zhou, Chetan Bettegowda, Luis Diaz, Cristian Tomasetti, Kenneth W Kinzler, Bert Vogelstein, Anne Marie Lennon, Nickolas Papadopoulos
Earlier detection is key to reducing cancer deaths. Here we describe a blood test that can detect eight common cancer types through assessment of the levels of circulating proteins and mutations in cell-free DNA. We applied this test, called CancerSEEK, to 1,005 patients with non-metastatic, clinically detected cancers of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung, or breast. CancerSEEK tests were positive in a median of 70% of the eight cancer types. The sensitivities ranged from 69% to 98% for the detection of five cancer types (ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, and esophagus) for which there are no screening tests available for average-risk individuals...
January 18, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346023/fertility-preservation-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-new-perspectives
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Chiara Gertosio, Mariasole Magistrali, Paola Musso, Cristina Meazza, Mauro Bozzola
Over the past 30 years, advances in antineoplastic treatment led to a significant increase in the survival of patients with childhood cancer. In Europe and the United States, 82% of children, adolescents, and young adults survive 5 years from the cancer diagnosis and the majority achieves long-term survival into adulthood. The impact of cancer therapy on fertility is related to the age of the patient and to the duration, dose/intensity, and type of treatment. Exposure to chemotherapy or to radiation to gonads or pituitary brings long-term complications of cancer-directed therapies that include effects on reproductive capacity...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344971/clear-cell-carcinomas-of-the-ovary-and-kidney-clarity-through-genomics
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REVIEW
Jennifer X Ji, Yi Kan Wang, Dawn R Cochrane, David G Huntsman
Clear cell ovarian carcinoma (CCOC) and clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) both feature clear cytoplasm due to the accumulation of cytoplasmic glycogen. Genomic studies have demonstrated several mutational similarities between these two diseases including frequent alterations in the chromatin remodeling SWI/SNF and cellular proliferation PI3K/mTOR pathways, as well as a shared hypoxia-like mRNA expression signature. Although many targeted treatment options have been approved for advance stage ccRCC, CCOC patients are still treated with conventional platinum and taxane chemotherapy, to which they are resistant...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343521/t-type-ca2-channels-t-for-targetable
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REVIEW
Marta C Sallán, Anna Visa, Soni Shaikh, Mireia Nàger, Judit Herreros, Carles Cantí
In the past decade, T-type Ca2+ channels (TTCC) have been unveiled as key regulators of cancer cell biology and thus have been proposed as chemotherapeutic targets. Indeed, in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that TTCC pharmacologic blockers have a negative impact on the viability of cancer cells and reduce tumor size, respectively. Consequently mibefradil, a TTCC blocker approved in 1997 as an antihypertensive agent but withdrawn in 1998 because of drug-drug interactions, was granted 10 years later the orphan drug status by the FDA to investigate its efficacy against brain, ovary, and pancreatic cancer...
January 17, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335201/antitumor-activity-of-pyrrolizines-and-their-cu-ii-complexes-design-synthesis-and-cytotoxic-screening-with-potential-apoptosis-inducing-activity
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Ahmed M Gouda, Hoda A El-Ghamry, Tahani M Bawazeer, Thoraya A Farghaly, Ashraf N Abdalla, Akhmed Aslam
Two novel series including Schiff bases of the pyrrolizine-5-carboxamides and their Cu(II) complexes were designed, synthesized and analysed using spectral and analytical techniques. The analytical results indicated the formation of the complexes in 1:1 or 1:2 (Metal:Ligand) ratio. The geometry around the Cu centers was confirmed to be tetrahedral or octahedral. The cytotoxic activity of the new compounds was evaluated using MCF-7 (human breast adenocarcinoma), A2780 (human ovary adenocarcinoma) and HT29 (human colon adenocarcinoma), in addition to MRC5 (normal human fetal lung fibroblast) cells using the MTT cytotoxicity assay...
January 6, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333014/is-colorectal-cancer-in-young-40-years-different-from-those-in-the-elderly-40-years-experience-from-a-regional-care-center
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Rudresha A Haleshappa, Suparna Ajit Rao, Sunny Garg, C Lakshmaiah Kuntegowdanahalli, Govinda Babu Kanakasetty, Lokanatha Dasappa
Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is considered a disease of elderly. There has been a steady decrease in the incidence in those aged >50 years, with an alarming increase noted in adults aged <50 years. Subjects and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 89 patients diagnosed with CRC aged <40 years between the years 2010 and 2014. Their clinical profile, treatment, and outcomes were studied. Results: The median age was 33 years with a male preponderance (56...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330379/identification-of-shared-genetic-variants-between-schizophrenia-and-lung-cancer
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Verena Zuber, Erik G Jönsson, Oleksandr Frei, Aree Witoelar, Wesley K Thompson, Andrew J Schork, Francesco Bettella, Yunpeng Wang, Srdjan Djurovic, Olav B Smeland, Ingrid Dieset, Ayman H Fanous, Rahul S Desikan, Sébastien Küry, Stéphane Bézieau, Anders M Dale, Ian G Mills, Ole A Andreassen
Epidemiology studies suggest associations between schizophrenia and cancer. However, the underlying genetic mechanisms are not well understood, and difficult to identify from epidemiological data. We investigated if there is a shared genetic architecture between schizophrenia and cancer, with the aim to identify specific overlapping genetic loci. First, we performed genome-wide enrichment analysis and second, we analyzed specific loci jointly associated with schizophrenia and cancer by the conjunction false discovery rate...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320955/therapeutic-roles-of-statins-in-gynecology-and-obstetrics-the-current-evidence
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Burak Zeybek, Maged Costantine, Gokhan S Kilic, Mostafa A Borahay
INTRODUCTION: Statins are a class of drugs, which act by inhibiting the rate-limiting enzyme of cholesterol biosynthesis (3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA reductase). The inhibition of mevalonate synthesis leads to subsequent inhibition of downstream products of this pathway, which explains the pleiotropic effects of these agents in addition to their well-known lipid-lowering effects. Accumulating evidence suggests that statins might be beneficial in various obstetric and gynecologic conditions...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320577/genome-wide-profiling-of-the-piwi-interacting-rna-mrna-regulatory-networks-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancers
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Garima Singh, Jyoti Roy, Pratiti Rout, Bibekanand Mallick
PIWI-interacting (piRNAs), ~23-36 nucleotide-long small non-coding RNAs (sncRNAs), earlier believed to be germline-specific, have now been identified in somatic cells, including cancer cells. These sncRNAs impact critical biological processes by fine-tuning gene expression at post-transcriptional and epigenetic levels. The expression of piRNAs in ovarian cancer, the most lethal gynecologic cancer is largely uncharted. In this study, we investigated the expression of PIWILs by qRT-PCR and western blotting and then identified piRNA transcriptomes in tissues of normal ovary and two most prevalent epithelial ovarian cancer subtypes, serous and endometrioid by small RNA sequencing...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319429/distinctive-psychological-and-social-experiences-of-women-choosing-prophylactic-oophorectomy-for-cancer-prevention
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Rachel Meadows, Tasleem J Padamsee, Electra D Paskett
Women known to have significantly elevated ovarian cancer risk due to genetic mutations or family history can reduce this risk by surgically removing both ovaries and fallopian tubes (RRBSO, risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). We used interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) to explore the psychosocial experiences of women who chose RRBSO for cancer prevention. We extended the traditional use of IPA to compare the experiences of women who chose RRBSO for cancer prevention to those of women who underwent similar gynecologic surgery for benign indications...
January 10, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317075/the-origin-of-endometriosis-associated-ovarian-cancer-from-uterine-neoplastic-lesions
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Elisabetta Garavaglia, Cristina Sigismondi, Stefano Ferrari, Massimo Candiani
Endometriosis is a risk factor for type I epithelial ovarian cancer but an issue to be clarified is the site of origin of endometriosis associated ovarian cancer. Here we proposed that the uterus may be the organ of origin of ovarian endometrioid cancer associated with endometriosis. Thus, the first neoplastic transformation would characterize the uterine cells migrating in the pelvis via retrograde menstruation and they would implant secondarily on the ovary. Supporting this hypothesis, an higher incidence of synchronous precancerous and cancerous endometrial pathology in patients affected by ovarian endometrioid cancer associated with endometriosis was showed...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315258/methods-for-using-small-non-coding-rnas-to-improve-recombinant-protein-expression-in-mammalian-cells
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REVIEW
Sarah Inwood, Michael J Betenbaugh, Joseph Shiloach
The ability to produce recombinant proteins by utilizing different "cell factories" revolutionized the biotherapeutic and pharmaceutical industry. Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells are the dominant industrial producer, especially for antibodies. Human embryonic kidney cells (HEK), while not being as widely used as CHO cells, are used where CHO cells are unable to meet the needs for expression, such as growth factors. Therefore, improving recombinant protein expression from mammalian cells is a priority, and continuing effort is being devoted to this topic...
January 9, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304224/in-vitro-differentiation-of-human-oocyte-like-cells-from-oogonial-stem-cells-single-cell-isolation-and-molecular-characterization
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Erica Silvestris, Paola Cafforio, Stella D'Oronzo, Claudia Felici, Franco Silvestris, Giuseppe Loverro
STUDY QUESTION: Are the large cells derived from cultured DEAD box polypeptide 4 (DDX4)-positive oogonial stem cells (OSCs), isolated from the ovarian cortex of non-menopausal and menopausal women, oocyte-like cells? SUMMARY ANSWER: Under appropriate culture conditions, DDX4-positive OSCs from non-menopausal and menopausal women differentiate into large haploid oocyte-like cells expressing the major oocyte markers growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF-9) and synaptonemal complex protein 3 (SYCP3) and then enter meiosis...
January 3, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299705/a-comparison-of-the-prognosis-between-adenocarcinoma-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-stage-ib-iia-cervical-cancer
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Xiuzhen Xie, Kun Song, Baoxia Cui, Jie Jiang, Xingsheng Yang, Beihua Kong
OBJECTIVE: To explore differences in prognosis between adenocarcinoma (AC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and to explore feasibility of ovarian preservation in stage IB-IIA cervical cancer (CC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 810 patients (682 SCC + 128 AC) with stage IB-IIA CC were reviewed. Clinical and pathological characters of the two groups were compared using the chi-squared test. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used in univariate analysis of prognostic factors...
January 3, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298512/protective-effect-of-safflower-seed-on-cisplatin-induced-renal-damage-in-mice-via-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-mediated-pathways
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Chan Hum Park, Ah Young Lee, Ji Hyun Kim, Su Hui Seong, Gwi Yeong Jang, Eun Ju Cho, Jae Sue Choi, Jungkee Kwon, Young Ock Kim, Sang Won Lee, Takako Yokozawa, Yu Su Shin
Cisplatin, a platinum chelate with potent antitumor activity against cancers of the testis, ovary, urinary bladder, prostate, and head and neck, has adverse effects on the kidney, bone marrow, and digestive organs, and its use is particularly limited by nephropathy as a side effect. In the present study, safflower seed extract was administered to a mouse model of cisplatin-induced acute renal failure to investigate its activity. Cisplatin (20[Formula: see text]mg/kg body weight) was administered by intraperitoneal injection to mice that had received oral safflower seed extract (100 or 200[Formula: see text]mg/kg body weight per day) for the preceding 2 days...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288609/resection-of-concomitant-hepatic-and-extrahepatic-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer-a-worthwhile-operation
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Andrei Diaconescu, Sorin Alexandrescu, Zenaida Ionel, Cristian Zlate, Razvan Grigorie, Vladislav Brasoveanu, Doina Hrehoret, Silviu Ciurea, Florin Botea, Dana Tomescu, Gabriela Droc, Adina Croitoru, Vlad Herlea, Mirela Boros, Mugur Grasu, Radu Dumitru, Mihai Toma, Mihnea Ionescu, Catalin Vasilescu, Irinel Popescu
Background: The benefit of hepatic resection in case of concomitant colorectal hepatic and extrahepatic metastases (CHEHMs) is still debatable. The purpose of this study is to assess the results of resection of hepatic and extrahepatic metastases in patients with CHEHMs in a high-volume center for both hepatobiliary and colorectal surgery and to identify prognostic factors that correlate with longer survival in these patients. METHOD: It was performed a retrospective analysis of 678 consecutive patients with liver resection for colorectal cancer metastases operated in a single Centre between April 1996 and March 2016...
November 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281099/pretty-good-or-pretty-bad-the-ovary-and-chemicals-in-personal-care-products
#17
Zelieann R Craig, Ayelet Ziv-Gal
Personal care products (PCP) contain a myriad of chemicals generally formulated to provide a safe and beneficial use. Nonetheless, an increasing amount of laboratory animal and human studies indicate that some chemicals in PCP are associated with decreased hormone production, diminished ovarian reserve, ovarian cancer, and early pregnancy loss. The ovary is key to female fertility by providing the eggs and sex steroid hormones for fertilization and maintenance of reproductive function, respectively. Thus, understanding how chemicals in PCP affect the ovary will shed some light on their potential effects on female fertility...
December 21, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260365/prognostic-importance-of-peritoneal-lesion-to-primary-tumour-standardized-uptake-value-ratio-in-advanced-serous-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#18
Hyun Hoon Chung, Jae-Weon Kim, Noh-Hyun Park, Yong Sang Song, Gi Jeong Cheon
OBJECTIVES: Using preoperative PET/CT, we evaluated the prognostic value of preoperative [18F]FDG uptake ratio between various metastatic lesions and primary tumour in patients with advanced serous epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage III, IV serous EOC who underwent preoperative [18F]FDG PET/CT scans. Clinico-pathological variables and PET/CT parameters such as maximum standardized uptake value of the ovarian cancer (SUVovary), pelvic or para-aortic LN (SUVLN), peritoneal (SUVperit) and distant extra-peritoneal (SUVdist) metastatic lesions, and the metastatic lesion-to-ovarian cancer standardized uptake value ratio were assessed...
December 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259453/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-early-diagnosis-and-intervention-are-necessary-for-fertility-preservation-in-young-women-with-endometrial-cancer-under-35%C3%A2-years-of-age
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Yoshinori Okamura, Fumitaka Saito, Kiyomi Takaishi, Takeshi Motohara, Ritsuo Honda, Takashi Ohba, Hidetaka Katabuchi
Aim: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a significant risk factor for premenopausal endometrial cancer (EC) and/or atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH). The aim was to elucidate the clinical background and detailed menstrual history of EC and/or AEH in young women with PCOS. Methods: From January 2001 to December 2013, women under 35 years of age who had been diagnosed with EC and/or AEH and who had been treated at Kumamoto University Hospital, Japan, were recruited...
January 2017: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258490/cytotoxic-antioxidative-genotoxic-and-antigenotoxic-effects-of-horchata-beverage-of-south-ecuador
#20
Natalia Bailon-Moscoso, Fani Tinitana, Ruth Martínez-Espinosa, Andrea Jaramillo-Velez, Alejandra Palacio-Arpi, Jessica Aguilar-Hernandez, Juan Carlos Romero-Benavides
BACKGROUND: "Horchata" is an herbal mixture infusion consumed in Southern Ecuador; 66% of its plants are anti-inflammatory medicinal plant, and 51% are analgesics. Anti-inflammatory substances can prevent carcinogenesis mediated by cytotoxic effects and can prevent DNA damage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxicity and apoptotic/antigenotoxic effects of horchata as well as its mechanism. METHODS: Nine different varieties of horchata were prepared in the traditional way and then freeze-dried...
December 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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