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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551848/mri-features-of-pediatric-intracranial-germ-cell-tumor-subtypes
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Chih-Chun Wu, Wan-Yuo Guo, Feng-Chi Chang, Chao-Bao Luo, Han-Jui Lee, Yi-Wei Chen, Yi-Yen Lee, Tai-Tong Wong
Intracranial germ cell tumors differ in histology and location, and require different clinical management strategies. We characterized the imaging features that may aid pre-operative differentiation of intracranial germinomas and non-germinomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCTs). This retrospective study analyzed 85 patients with intracranial germ cell tumors and adequate preoperative or pretreatment MRIs between 2000 and 2013 at our institution. Pretreatment MRI characteristics, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values, tumor histopathology, and patient outcomes were compared...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550357/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-differentiation-of-pediatric-posterior-fossa-tumors
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Soubhi Zitouni, Gonca Koc, Selim Doganay, Sibel Saracoglu, Kazim Z Gumus, Saliha Ciraci, Abdulhakim Coskun, Ekrem Unal, Huseyin Per, Ali Kurtsoy, Olgun Kontas
PURPOSE: To investigate the contribution of preoperative apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values in the differential diagnosis of pediatric posterior fossa tumors. METHODS: Forty-two pediatric patients (mean age 7.76 ± 4.58 years) with intra-axial tumors in the infra-tentorial region underwent magnetic resonance imaging. ADC measurement was performed using regions of interest, obtained from the solid component of the mass lesions. ADC ratios were calculated by dividing the ADC values from the mass lesions by the ADC values from normal cerebellar parenchyma...
May 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550356/orbital-malignant-lesions-in-adults-multiparametric-mr-imaging
#3
Bo Sun, Liyuan Song
PURPOSE: To assess the benefit of combining diffusion-weighted imaging and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MR imaging in the preoperative evaluation of orbital lymphoma and other malignancies in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was institutional review board-approved and informed consent was waived. Pretreatment MR imaging was performed in 52 patients with malignant orbital lesions. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and DCE MR parameters were evaluated in 30 patients with orbital lymphoma and 22 patients with other orbital malignancies...
May 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550255/sembragiline-in-moderate-alzheimer-s-disease-results-of-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-ii-trial-mayflower-road
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Stephane Nave, Rachelle S Doody, Mercè Boada, Timo Grimmer, Juha-Matti Savola, Paul Delmar, Meike Pauly-Evers, Tania Nikolcheva, Christian Czech, Edilio Borroni, Benedicte Ricci, Juergen Dukart, Marie Mannino, Tracie Carey, Emma Moran, Inma Gilaberte, Nicoletta Milani Muelhardt, Irene Gerlach, Luca Santarelli, Susanne Ostrowitzki, Paulo Fontoura
BACKGROUND: Sembragiline is a potent, selective, long-acting, and reversible MAO-B inhibitor developed as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of sembragiline in patients with moderate AD. METHODS: In this Phase II study (NCT01677754), 542 patients with moderate dementia (MMSE 13-20) on background acetylcholinesterase inhibitors with/without memantine were randomized (1:1:1) to sembragiline 1 mg, 5 mg, or placebo once daily orally for 52 weeks...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549836/heterogeneity-of-tumor-and-immune-cell-pd-l1-expression-and-lymphocyte-counts-in-surgical-nsclc-samples
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David Casadevall, Sergi Clavé, Álvaro Taus, Max Hardy-Werbin, Pedro Rocha, Marta Lorenzo, Silvia Menéndez, Marta Salido, Joan Albanell, Lara Pijuan, Edurne Arriola
BACKGROUND: Immune-checkpoint inhibitors against programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) have shown remarkable therapeutic activity in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, biomarker-based patient selection remains a challenge. Our aim was to assess the heterogeneity of various immune markers between different tumor areas of surgically resected NSCLC specimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 94 adenocarcinoma (ADC) and 50 squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) specimens...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549280/protocols-for-the-analytical-characterization-of-therapeutic-monoclonal-antibodies-i-non-denaturing-chromatographic-techniques
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Alexandre Goyon, Valentina D'Atri, Balazs Bobaly, Elsa Wagner-Rousset, Alain Beck, Szabolcs Fekete, Davy Guillarme
Size-, charge- and hydrophobicity-related variants of a biopharmaceutical product have to be deeply characterized for batch consistency and for the assessment of immunogenicity and safety effects. Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) and ion exchange chromatography (IEX) are considered as the gold standard for the analysis of high molecular weight species (HMWS) and charge-related variants, respectively. Hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) has drawn renewed attention to monitor the small drug payload distribution in the cysteine-linked antibody-drug conjugates (ADC)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548889/therapy-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-an-sn-38-anti-trop-2-drug-conjugate-sacituzumab-govitecan
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Rebecca Suk Heist, Michael J Guarino, Gregory Masters, W Thomas Purcell, Alexander N Starodub, Leora Horn, Ronald J Scheff, Aditya Bardia, Wells A Messersmith, Jordan Berlin, Allyson J Ocean, Serengulam V Govindan, Pius Maliakal, Boyd Mudenda, William A Wegener, Robert M Sharkey, David M Goldenberg, D Ross Camidge
Purpose Trop-2, expressed in most solid cancers, may be a target for antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We studied sacituzumab govitecan (IMMU-132), a Trop-2 ADC, for the targeting of SN-38. Patients and Methods We evaluated IMMU-132 in a single-arm multicenter trial in patients with pretreated metastatic NSCLC who received either 8 or 10 mg/kg on days 1 and 8 of 21-day cycles. The primary end points were safety and objective response rate (ORR). Progression-free survival and overall survival were secondary end points...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548087/the-distinct-metabolic-phenotype-of-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-defines-selective-vulnerability-to-glycolytic-inhibition
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Justin Goodwin, Michael L Neugent, Shin Yup Lee, Joshua H Choe, Hyunsung Choi, Dana M R Jenkins, Robin J Ruthenborg, Maddox W Robinson, Ji Yun Jeong, Masaki Wake, Hajime Abe, Norihiko Takeda, Hiroko Endo, Masahiro Inoue, Zhenyu Xuan, Hyuntae Yoo, Min Chen, Jung-Mo Ahn, John D Minna, Kristi L Helke, Pankaj K Singh, David B Shackelford, Jung-Whan Kim
Adenocarcinoma (ADC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) are the two predominant subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and are distinct in their histological, molecular and clinical presentation. However, metabolic signatures specific to individual NSCLC subtypes remain unknown. Here, we perform an integrative analysis of human NSCLC tumour samples, patient-derived xenografts, murine model of NSCLC, NSCLC cell lines and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and reveal a markedly elevated expression of the GLUT1 glucose transporter in lung SqCC, which augments glucose uptake and glycolytic flux...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547590/perfusion-and-diffusion-mri-signatures-in-histologic-and-genetic-subtypes-of-who-grade-ii-iii-diffuse-gliomas
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Kevin Leu, Garrett A Ott, Albert Lai, Phioanh L Nghiemphu, Whitney B Pope, William H Yong, Linda M Liau, Timothy F Cloughesy, Benjamin M Ellingson
The value of perfusion and diffusion-weighted MRI in differentiating histological subtypes according to the 2007 WHO glioma classification scheme (i.e. astrocytoma vs. oligodendroglioma) and genetic subtypes according to the 2016 WHO reclassification (e.g. 1p/19q co-deletion and IDH1 mutation status) in WHO grade II and III diffuse gliomas remains controversial. In the current study, we describe unique perfusion and diffusion MR signatures between histological and genetic glioma subtypes. Sixty-five patients with 2007 histological designations (astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas), 1p/19q status (+ = intact/- = co-deleted), and IDH1 mutation status (MUT/WT) were included in this study...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546337/pet-guided-evaluation-and-optimization-of-internalized-antibody-drug-conjugates-targeting-erythropoietin-producing-hepatoma-a2-receptor
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Orit Jacobson, Haojun Chen, Gang Niu, Dale O Kiesewetter, Qing Li, Gengcheng Yang, Kimberly Cook, Lan Xu, William Dall'Acqua, Ping Tsui, Li Peng, Xiaoyuan Chen
The erythropoietin producing hepatoma A2 receptor (EphA2) is a tyrosine kinase overexpressed by tumor stroma and cancer cells. High expression level of EphA2 predicts poor prognosis, correlating with disease progression and metastasis. Therefore, EphA2 is a relevant therapeutic target for human cancer. Antibodies, selectively bound to EphA2 receptor, can induce rapid receptor phosphorylation that results in antibody internalization and degradation. This internalization mechanism has been exploited with the development of antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) for cancer chemotherapy...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546082/targeting-gpnmb-with-glembatumumab-vedotin-current-developments-and-future-opportunities-for-the-treatment-of-cancer
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April A N Rose, Marco Biondini, Rafael Curiel, Peter M Siegel
GPNMB has emerged as an immunomodulator and an important positive mediator of tumor progression and metastasis in numerous solid cancers. Tumor intrinsic GPNMB-mediated effects on cellular signaling, coupled with the ability of GPNMB to influence the primary tumor and metastatic microenvironments in a non-cell autonomous fashion, combine to augment malignant cancer phenotypes. In addition, GPNMB is often overexpressed in a variety of cancers, making it an attractive therapeutic target. In this regard, glembatumumab vedotin, an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) that targets GPNMB, is currently in clinical trials as a single agent in multiple cancers...
May 22, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545685/diagnostic-value-of-combined-diffusion-weighted-imaging-with-dynamic-contrast-enhancement-mri-in-differentiating-malignant-from-benign-bone-lesions
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J Cao, L Xiao, B He, G Zhang, J Dong, Y Wu, H Xie, G Wang, X Lin
AIM: To determine the diagnostic value of combined diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) with dynamic contrast enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in differentiating malignant from benign bone lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DWI and DCE-MRI were performed in 36 patients (14 were benign and 22 were malignant). The mean apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values and signal enhanced extent (SEE), slope value, and time-signal intensity curve (TIC) type were recorded by two observers...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545408/importance-of-correctly-interpreting-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-diagnose-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-associated-with-hellp-syndrome-a-case-report
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Syuichi Tetsuka, Hiroaki Nonaka
BACKGROUND: Severe haemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome in pregnancy are possible underlying trigger factors for posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows diffuse signal abnormalities involving the subcortical white matter in the parieto-occipital lobes. Although the diagnosis of RPES was clearly established by the distinctive reversibility of clinical and radiological abnormalities, it is difficult to distinguish from differential diagnosis...
May 25, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545040/exploring-the-role-of-white-matter-connectivity-in-cortex-maturation
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Cecilia L Friedrichs-Maeder, Alessandra Griffa, Juliane Schneider, Petra Susan Hüppi, Anita Truttmann, Patric Hagmann
The maturation of the cortical gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) are described as sequential processes following multiple, but distinct rules. However, neither the mechanisms driving brain maturation processes, nor the relationship between GM and WM maturation are well understood. Here we use connectomics and two MRI measures reflecting maturation related changes in cerebral microstructure, namely the Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) and the T1 relaxation time (T1), to study brain development. We report that the advancement of GM and WM maturation are inter-related and depend on the underlying brain connectivity architecture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543364/diffusion-weighted-mri-with-minimal-distortion-in-head-and-neck-radiotherapy-using-a-turbo-spin-echo-acquisition-method
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Tim Schakel, Johannes M Hoogduin, Chris H J Terhaard, Marielle E P Philippens
PURPOSE: Diffusion weighted (DW) MRI, showing high contrast between tumor and background tissue, is a promising technique in radiotherapy for tumor delineation. However, its use for head-and-neck patients is hampered by poor geometric accuracy in conventional echo planar imaging (EPI) DW-MRI. An alternative turbo spin echo sequence, DW-SPLICE, is implemented and demonstrated in patients. METHODS: The DW-SPLICE sequence was implemented on a 3.0T system and evaluated in 10 patients...
May 23, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542742/exercise-or-social-intervention-for-nursing-home-residents-with-dementia-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Philipe de Souto Barreto, Matteo Cesari, Philippe Denormandie, Didier Armaingaud, Bruno Vellas, Yves Rolland
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of exercise with those of a structured nonphysical intervention on ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and physical and cognitive function of persons with dementia (PWDs) living in nursing homes (NH). DESIGN: Cluster-randomized pilot-controlled trial. SETTING: Seven French NHs. PARTICIPANTS: PWDs living in NHs. MEASUREMENTS: NHs were randomized to an exercise group (4 NHs, n = 47) or structured social activity group (3 NHs, n = 50) for a 24-week intervention performed twice per week for 60 minutes per session...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542649/evaluation-of-connectivity-map-discovered-celastrol-as-a-radiosensitizing-agent-in-a-murine-lung-carcinoma-model-feasibility-study-of-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#17
Hong Young Jun, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jin Woo Choi, Young Hwan Lee, Kang Kyoo Lee, Kwon-Ha Yoon
This study was designed to identify potential radiosensitizing (RS) agents for combined radio- and chemotherapy in a murine model of human lung carcinoma, and to evaluate the in vivo effect of the RS agents using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI). Radioresistance-associated genes in A549 and H460 cells were isolated on the basis of their gene expression profiles. Celastrol was selected as a candidate RS by using connectivity mapping, and its efficacy in lung cancer radiotherapy was tested...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542474/diagnostic-accuracy-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-techniques-for-treatment-response-evaluation-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Anouk van der Hoorn, Peter Jan van Laar, Gea A Holtman, Henriette E Westerlaan
BACKGROUND: Novel advanced MRI techniques are investigated in patients treated for head and neck tumors as conventional anatomical MRI is unreliable to differentiate tumor from treatment related imaging changes. PURPOSE: As the diagnostic accuracy of MRI techniques to detect tumor residual or recurrence during or after treatment is variable reported in the literature, we performed a systematic meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Pubmed, EMBASE and Web of Science were searched from their first record to September 23th 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542297/rim-sign-and-histogram-analysis-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-values-on-diffusion-weighted-mri-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-comparison-with-er-positive-subtype
#19
Yangsean Choi, Sung Hun Kim, In Kyung Youn, Bong Joo Kang, Woo-Chan Park, Ahwon Lee
PURPOSE: To investigate associations between the clinicopathologic features and MRI features of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and ER-positive breast cancer (BC) via apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) histogram analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 221 breast cancer patients with pre-operative MRI performed from August 2009 to March 2015 were included in a retrospective analysis. All patients had a pathologically confirmed diagnosis of invasive carcinoma and were grouped into ER-positive (149) or triple-negative (72) subtypes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541812/engineering-humanized-antibody-framework-sequences-for-optimal-site-specific-conjugation-of-cytotoxins
#20
Jared L Spidel, Earl F Albone, Xin Cheng, Benjamin Vaessen, Sara Jacob, Andrew Z Milinichik, Arielle Verdi, J Bradford Kline, Luigi Grasso
The prevailing techniques used to generate antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) involve random conjugation of the linker-drug to multiple lysines or cysteines in the antibody. Engineering natural and non-natural amino acids into an antibody has been demonstrated to be an effective strategy to produce homogeneous ADC products with defined drug-to-antibody ratios. We recently reported an efficient residue-specific conjugation technology (RESPECT) where thiol-reactive payloads can be efficiently conjugated to a native unpaired cysteine in position 80 (C80) of rabbit light chains...
May 25, 2017: MAbs
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