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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718813/suppression-of-nrf2-activity-by-chestnut-leaf-extract-increases-chemosensitivity-of-breast-cancer-stem-cells-to-paclitaxel
#1
Yaejin Woo, Jisun Oh, Jong-Sang Kim
Due to metastatic potential and drug resistance, cancer stem cells (CSCs) have become a critical target for the development of chemotherapeutic agents. Recent studies showed that CSCs highly express NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-mediated antioxidant enzymes and thereby retain relatively low levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Since anticancer agents usually utilize ROS as an arsenal for killing cancer cells, we hypothesized that inhibition of Nrf2 activity could increase the sensitivity of CSCs to anticancer drugs, and thus enhancing their therapeutic efficacy...
July 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718286/functionalized-selenium-nanosystem-as-radiation-sensitizer-of-125i-seeds-for-precise-cancer-therapy
#2
Yahui Yang, Qiang Xie, Zhennan Zhao, Lizhen He, Leung Chan, Yingxiang Liu, Yongle Chen, Mingjun Bai, Tao Pan, Yanni Qu, Long Ling, Tianfeng Chen
Although radiotherapy has been extensively applied in cancer treatment, external beam radiation therapy is still difficult to avoid damage to adjacent normal tissues in the process of delivering a sufficient radiation dose to the tumor sites of patients. To overcome this limitation, chemoradiotherapy, as a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy of radioactive seed, has been proposed to decrease the damage for tumor surrounding tissues and enhance the radiosensitivity of solid tumors. In the study, we designed and synthesized folic acid-conjugated selenium nanoparticles (FA@SeNPs) as cancer-targeting agent, which could be synergistically enhanced by the radioactive 125I seeds to realize anticancer efficacy and inhibited colony formation ability...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718245/left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-predicted-by-early-troponin-i-release-after-anthracycline-based-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients
#3
Azhar Shafi, Neelam Siddiqui, Saba Imtiaz, Mansoor Ud Din Sajid
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are one of the most effective chemotherapeutic agents in management of Breast cancer, however Anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity remains a matter of special concern. Detection of early toxicity by use of biomarkers like Troponins has been the focus of interest in recent years. We measured Troponin I levels after chemotherapy with anthracyclines and correlated it with ECG, Echocardiography and clinical findings. METHODS: Patients with early Breast cancer eligible for chemotherapy were included in the study...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717761/estimation-of-premature-deaths-from-lack-of-access-to-anti-her2-therapy-for-advanced-breast-cancer-in-the-brazilian-public-health-system
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Márcio Debiasi, Tomás Reinert, Rafael Kaliks, Gilberto Amorim, Maira Caleffi, Carlos Sampaio, Gustavo Dos Santos Fernandes, Carlos H Barrios
PURPOSE: Patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) -positive metastatic tumors treated in the public health system in Brazil do not have access to trastuzumab. This study aimed to estimate the impact of the lack of access to anti-HER2 therapies on the mortality of these patients. METHODS: On the basis of published data, the number of patients with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer in 2016 who should receive anti-HER2 targeted therapy was estimated...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717760/pilot-survey-of-breast-cancer-management-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Verna D N K Vanderpuye, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Dezheng Huo
PURPOSE: To understand the current state of breast cancer management in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We conducted an anonymous online survey of breast cancer management among African Organization for Research and Treatment in Cancer (AORTIC) members by using a 42-question structured questionnaire in both English and French in 2013. RESULTS: Twenty members from 19 facilities in 14 countries responded to the survey. Twelve members (60%) belonged to a multidisciplinary breast cancer team...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717759/quality-oncology-practice-initiative-can-guide-and-improve-oncology-providers-training-in-brazil
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Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Errol J Philip, Paulo Gustavo Bergerot, Simone Elias, Daiane Pereira Guimarães, Nora Manoukian Forones, Otavio Cesar Carvalho Guimarães Baiocchi, Nildo Alves Batista, Edvane Birelo Lopes De Domenico
PURPOSE: It has become crucial to translate scientific findings and to find ways by which to mobilize local resources to improve the quality and accessibility of cancer care in developing countries. This study seeks to provide insight into challenge through examining differences in clinician documentation of patients with cancer treated at a Brazilian Public University Hospital. METHODS: ASCO Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) measures were used to examine the care provided in the departments of breast, colorectal, lymphoma, gynecology, and lung cancers...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717754/surgical-management-of-breast-cancer-in-africa-a-continent-wide-review-of-intervention-practices-barriers-to-care-and-adjuvant-therapy
#7
REVIEW
Stephanie A Sutter, Aaron Slinker, Deo Darius Balumuka, Katrina B Mitchell
Breast cancer has emerged as a leading cancer among women in Africa, necessitating improved understanding of its management across the continent. Although previous studies have described regional trends in therapy, this review aims to summarize continent-wide management and focus specifically on surgical interventions. Current literature shows that the rates of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy vary across different countries and institutions, indicating the need for greater use of standardized cancer treatment guidelines...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717714/phenotype-and-treatment-of-breast-cancer-in-hiv-positive-and-negative-women-in-cape-town-south-africa
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Lizanne Langenhoven, Pieter Barnardt, Alfred I Neugut, Judith S Jacobson
PURPOSE: An estimated 5.9 million people in South Africa are infected with HIV. Because antiretroviral therapy has made infection with HIV a treatable, chronic condition, HIV-infected individuals are now surviving to middle and older age. We investigated the implications of HIV status for breast cancer in South Africa. METHODS: We compared clinical and demographic characteristics of women newly diagnosed with a first primary breast cancer at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, from January 2010 to December 2011 by HIV status...
October 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717401/novel-therapeutic-strategies-in-the-treatment-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Karima Oualla, Heba M El-Zawahry, Banu Arun, James M Reuben, Wendy A Woodward, Heba Gamal El-Din, Bora Lim, Nawfel Mellas, Naoto T Ueno, Tamer M Fouad
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogeneous subtype of breast cancer that is defined by negative estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status. Treating patients with TNBC remains clinically challenging, as patients are not candidates for endocrine or HER2-directed therapy. As a result, chemotherapy with traditional agents such as anthracyclines and taxanes remains the only available option with moderate success. Recent discoveries have revealed that TNBC is a heterogeneous disease at the clinical, histological and molecular levels...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717378/evaluation-of-shoulder-girdle-strength-more-than-12-month-after-modified-radical-mastectomy-and-axillary-nodes-dissection
#10
Mahdieh Akoochakian, Heidar Ali Davari, Mohammad Hossein Alizadeh, Nader Rahnama
BACKGROUND: Muscle strength is necessary for upper body normal function. Upper extremity function impairments have been reported in breast cancer (BC) survivors. It is not possible to know precisely if cancer adjuvant therapy such as radiation and chemotherapy had any effect on the unaffected arm. The aim of this study was to compare shoulder girdle strength among women with BC and similarly aged women without cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-three postmenopausal women (51 ± 6...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715540/predictors-of-hand-foot-syndrome-and-pyridoxine-for-prevention-of-capecitabine-induced-hand-foot-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Yoon-Sim Yap, Li-Lian Kwok, Nicholas Syn, Wen Yee Chay, John Whay Kuang Chia, Chee Kian Tham, Nan Soon Wong, Soo Kien Lo, Rebecca Alexandra Dent, Sili Tan, Zuan Yu Mok, King Xin Koh, Han Chong Toh, Wen Hsin Koo, Marie Loh, Raymond Chee Hui Ng, Su Pin Choo, Richie Chuan Teck Soong
Importance: Hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is a common adverse effect of capecitabine treatment. Objective: To compare the incidence and time to onset of grade 2 or greater HFS in patients receiving pyridoxine vs placebo and to identify biomarkers predictive of HFS. Design, Setting, and Participants: This single-center, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial conducted at National Cancer Centre Singapore assessed whether oral pyridoxine could prevent the onset of grade 2 or higher HFS in 210 patients scheduled to receive single-agent capecitabine chemotherapy for breast, colorectal, and other cancers...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715150/intraoperative-radiotherapy-patient-selection-management-and-follow-up
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REVIEW
Dennis R Holmes, Robert Zimmerman
Intraoperative partial breast radiotherapy is an alternative or an adjunct to fractionated whole breast irradiation for the administration of adjuvant radiotherapy in breast cancer following breast conserving surgery. Establishing intraoperative radiotherapy as a therapeutic modality requires a multidisciplinary approach to patient selection, workup, surgery, radiation protocols, chemotherapy, and patient follow up. In this article, we review the published evidence for best clinical practice, as a guide to the introduction of intraoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer treatment...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714863/dna-methylation-based-immune-response-signature-improves-patient-diagnosis-in-multiple-cancers
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Jana Jeschke, Martin Bizet, Christine Desmedt, Emilie Calonne, Sarah Dedeurwaerder, Soizic Garaud, Alexander Koch, Denis Larsimont, Roberto Salgado, Gert Van den Eynden, Karen Willard Gallo, Gianluca Bontempi, Matthieu Defrance, Christos Sotiriou, François Fuks
BACKGROUND: The tumor immune response is increasingly associated with better clinical outcomes in breast and other cancers. However, the evaluation of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) relies on histopathological measurements with limited accuracy and reproducibility. Here, we profiled DNA methylation markers to identify a methylation of TIL (MeTIL) signature that recapitulates TIL evaluations and their prognostic value for long-term outcomes in breast cancer (BC). METHODS: MeTIL signature scores were correlated with clinical endpoints reflecting overall or disease-free survival and a pathologic complete response to preoperative anthracycline therapy in 3 BC cohorts from the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels and in other cancer types from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712700/radiomic-analysis-of-dce-mri-for-prediction-of-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Ming Fan, Guolin Wu, Hu Cheng, Juan Zhang, Guoliang Shao, Lihua Li
OBJECTIVES: To enhance the accurate prediction of the response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in breast cancer patients by using a quantitative analysis of dynamic enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A dataset of 57 cancer patients with breast DCE-MR images acquired before NAC was used. Among them, 47 patients were Responders, and 10 patients were non-Responders based on the RECIST criteria. The breast regions were segmented on the MR images, and a total of 158 radiomic features were computed to represent the morphologic, dynamic, and the texture of the tumors as well as the background parenchymal features...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712671/analysis-of-stereotactic-biopsies-performed-on-suspicious-calcifications-identified-within-24-months-after-completion-of-breast-conserving-surgery-and-radiation-therapy-for-early-breast-cancer-can-biopsy-be-obviated
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Rosalind P Candelaria, Palita Hansakul, Alastair M Thompson, Huong Le-Petross, Vicente Valero, Roland Bassett, Monica L Huang, Lumarie Santiago, Beatriz E Adrada
BACKGROUND: To determine the cancer yield of stereotactic biopsy of suspicious calcifications identified within 24 months after breast conservation therapy (BCT). METHODS: Retrospective review of stereotactic biopsies performed during 2009-2013 for suspicious calcifications in the ipsilateral breast of patients who completed BCT. RESULTS: 94/2773 (3.4%) had stereotactic biopsies for suspicious calcifications in the ipsilateral breast; 7/94 (7...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711750/web-based-tailored-psycho-education-for-breast-cancer-patients-at-the-onset-of-the-survivorship-phase-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Jolien M Admiraal, Annette W G van der Velden, Jenske I Geerling, Johannes G M Burgerhof, Grietje Bouma, Annemiek M E Walenkamp, Elisabeth G E de Vries, Carolien P Schröder, Anna K L Reyners
CONTEXT: Many breast cancer patients have unmet informational and psychosocial needs after treatment completion. A psycho-educational intervention may be well-suited to support these patients. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this multicenter randomized controlled trial was to examine the effectiveness of a web-based tailored psycho-educational program (ENCOURAGE) for breast cancer patients which aims to empower patients to take control over prevailing problems. METHODS: Female breast cancer patients from two hospitals in the Netherlands who recently completed (neo-)adjuvant chemotherapy were randomly assigned to standard care or 12-week access to the ENCOURAGE program providing fully automated information, problem-solving strategies, resources and services for reported problems...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710865/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-a-multicentric-retrospective-observational-study-in-real-life-setting
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Teresa Gamucci, Laura Pizzuti, Isabella Sperduti, Lucia Mentuccia, Angela Vaccaro, Luca Moscetti, Paolo Marchetti, Luisa Carbognin, Andrea Michelotti, Laura Iezzi, Alessandra Cassano, Antonino Grassadonia, Antonio Astone, Andrea Botticelli, Emanuela Magnolfi, Luigi Di Lauro, Domenico Sergi, Paola Fuso, Nicola Tinari, Maddalena Barba, Marcello Maugeri-Saccà, Elisabetta Landucci, Francesca Conti, Giuseppe Sanguineti, Michele De Tursi, Gianni Iafrate, Antonio Giordano, Gennaro Ciliberto, Clara Natoli, Patrizia Vici
We aimed to assess the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in a cohort of 213 triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients treated in real-world practice at 8 Italian cancer centres. We computed descriptive statistics for all the variable of interest. Factors testing significant in univariate analysis were included in multivariate models. Survival data were compared by Kaplan-Meier curves and log-rank test. The median follow-up was 45 months. We observed 60 (28.2%) pathological complete response (pCR)...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710110/impact-of-a-patient-tailored-complementary-integrative-medicine-programme-on-disturbed-sleep-quality-among-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy
#18
Hilit Kerner, Noah Samuels, Shlomi Ben Moshe, Ilanit Shalom Sharabi, Eran Ben-Arye
OBJECTIVES: The present study examined the impact of a patient-tailored complementary/integrative medicine (CIM) programme on sleep quality in patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast and gynaecological cancer. METHODS: Study participants received standard supportive care, with or without weekly CIM treatments. Disturbed sleep quality was defined as a score of ≥4 on the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) or a score of ≥3 on the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30)...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710053/stimulation-of-the-ovaries-in-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-fertility-preservation-alternative-versus-standard-stimulation-protocols-the-study-protocol-of-the-stim-trial
#19
T Dahhan, E M E Balkenende, C C M Beerendonk, K Fleischer, D Stoop, A M E Bos, C B Lambalk, R Schats, R J T van Golde, J Schipper, L A Louwe, A E P Cantineau, J M J Smeenk, J P de Bruin, N Reddy, Y Kopeika, F van der Veen, M van Wely, S C Linn, M Goddijn
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy for breast cancer may have a negative impact on reproductive function due to gonadotoxicity. Fertility preservation via banking of oocytes or embryos after ovarian stimulation with FSH can increase the likelihood of a future live birth. It has been hypothesized that elevated serum estrogen levels during ovarian stimulation may induce breast tumour growth. This has led to the use of alternative stimulation protocols with addition of tamoxifen or letrozole. The effectiveness of these stimulation protocols in terms of oocyte yield is unknown...
July 11, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709970/selective-effects-of-whey-protein-concentrate-on-glutathione-levels-and-apoptosis-in-rats-with-mammary-tumors
#20
Shih-Hsuan Cheng, Yang-Ming Tseng, Szu-Hsien Wu, Shih-Meng Tsai, Li-Yu Tsai
Glutathione (GSH) plays an important role in antioxidant defense and regulation of apoptosis. GSH deficiency is related to many diseases, including cancer, and increased GSH levels in cancer cells are associated with chemotherapy resistance because of resistance to apoptosis. In this study, we investigated the effects of whey protein concentrate (WPC), a precursor of GSH, in rats with mammary tumors induced by treatment with 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA). DMBA treatment results in cellular changes that mimic the initiation and promotion of carcinogenesis of breast tissue...
July 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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