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Primary malignant bone tumors

Kaimin Lu, Xin Wang, Yuyu Chen, Danfeng Liang, Hao Luo, Li Long, Zongyue Hu, Jinku Bao
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumor among adolescents worldwide with high mortality rate. Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) is a serine/threonine kinase and is considered as a validated target in osteosarcoma therapy. Therefore, the study of GSK3β inhibitors is one of the most popular fields in anti-osteosarcoma drug development. Here, the tools of bioinformatics were used to screen novel effective inhibitors of GSK3β from ZINC Drug Database. The molecular docking, molecular dynamic simulations, MM/GBSA, and energy decomposition analysis were performed to identify the inhibitors...
March 13, 2018: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
Way Chiang, Zofia Tynski
Angiosarcoma is a rare vascular soft tissue tumor of endothelial origin most commonly seen in the elderly as a primary cutaneous head and neck malignancy. Furthermore, a peritoneal angiosarcoma is an exceedingly rare entity. This is the second case of primary peritoneal angiosarcoma reported in literature that is not associated with prior radiotherapy. Herein, we describe a case of primary peritoneal angiosarcoma metastatic to both the liver and bone in a male patient with metachronous renal cell carcinoma and parathyroid adenoma...
2018: Case Reports in Pathology
Ahmed T Ahmed, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Mohamed Morsi, Karim Mustafa, Paola Testini, Ilyas S Aleem, M Hassan Murad, Ahmad Nassr
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to evaluate different treatment modalities in the management of sacrococcygeal chordoma. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Chordomas are primary malignant bone tumors associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central-Register of Controlled Trials, and Scopus from inception to July 2015...
March 13, 2018: Spine
Vishal Hegde, Zachary D C Burke, Howard Y Park, Stephen D Zoller, Daniel Johansen, Benjamin V Kelley, Ben Levine, Kambiz Motamedi, Noah C Federman, Leanne L Seeger, Scott D Nelson, Nicholas M Bernthal
BACKGROUND: Although there is widespread acceptance of core needle biopsy (CNB) for diagnosing solid tumors, there is reluctance by some clinicians to use CNB for aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) as a result of concerns of safety (bleeding, nerve injury, fracture, readmission, or infection) and reliability, particularly to rule out malignant diagnoses like telangiectatic osteosarcoma. This is especially true when CNB tissue is sent from an outside hospital, where the technique used to obtain the tissue may be spurious...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
John A Abraham, Barry Kenneally, Kamil Amer, David S Geller
BACKGROUND: Navigation-assisted resection has been proposed as a useful adjunct to resection of malignant tumors in difficult anatomic sites such as the pelvis and sacrum where it is difficult to achieve tumor-free margins. Most of these studies are case reports or small case series, but these reports have been extremely promising. Very few reports, however, have documented benefits of navigation-assisted resection in series of pelvic and sacral primary tumors. Because this technology may add time and expense to the surgical procedure, it is important to determine whether navigation provides any such benefits or simply adds cost and time to an already complex procedure...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Abdallah Flaifel, Farah Tabaja, Sami Bannoura, Asif Loya, Sajid Mushtaq, Ibrahim Khalifeh
BACKGROUND: Metastatic tumors to bone constitute the majority of bone malignancies. The site of metastasis to bone and the prognosis depend chiefly on the primary tumor. Despite all the advances in diagnostic techniques, identifying the primary tumor has not improved significantly. METHODS: A total of 576 cases (Lebanon; n = 306, Pakistan; n = 270) presenting with microscopic evidence of metastasis to bone were reviewed between 1996 and 2016. Clinical and radiologic data were recorded...
March 9, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology
Xing Zhang, Zhong-Hua Xu, Hua Xie, Ya-Wen Sun, Jun Liu, Yin-Bi Zhao
Osteosarcoma is one of the most common primary malignant bone tumors. The inhibitor of growth family of protein 5 has been identified as a tumor suppressor in many cancers. In this study, we confirmed the downregulation of the both inhibitor of growth family of protein 5 and messenger RNA levels in cancer tissues using Western blot and real-time polymerase chain reaction. In order to find the antitumor roles of inhibitor of growth family of protein 5, osteosarcoma cells, HOS, and MG63 were transfected with the plasmid pCDNA-3...
January 1, 2018: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
Hongsheng Wang, Wei Sun, Mengxiong Sun, Zeze Fu, Chenghao Zhou, Chongren Wang, Dongqing Zuo, Zifei Zhou, Gangyang Wang, Tao Zhang, Jing Xu, Jian Chen, Zhuoying Wang, Fei Yin, Zhenfeng Duan, Francis J Hornicek, Zhengdong Cai, Yingqi Hua
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents. The abilities of chemotherapy resistance are major roadblock in the successful treatment of OS. The clarification of mechanism regarding cell survival during OS chemotherapy are important. Here, we examined HER4 expression by immunohistochemistry in a large series of OS tissues, and found HER4 expression correlated with tumor characteristics and patient survival rates. HER4 knockdown by shRNA inhibited OS cell growth and tumorigenesis, and induced cell senescence and apoptosis in vitro and in vivo...
March 7, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Bo Xia, Lei Wang, Li Feng, Baofang Tian, Yuanjie Tan, Baoyin Du
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents. This study aimed to explore the effects of long non-coding RNA CAT104 and microRNA-381 (miR-381) on osteosarcoma cell proliferation, migration, invasion and apoptosis, as well as the underlying potential mechanism. We found that CAT104 was highly expressed in osteosarcoma MG-63 and OS-732 cells. Knockdown of CAT104 significantly inhibited OS-732 cell proliferation, migration and invasion, but promoted cell apoptosis. CAT104 regulated the expression of miR-381 and miR-381 participated in the effects of CAT104 on OS-732 cells...
March 9, 2018: Oncology Research
M Fioramonti, V Fausti, F Pantano, M Iuliani, G Ribelli, F Lotti, Y Pignochino, G Grignani, D Santini, G Tonini, B Vincenzi
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary malignant tumor of the bone. Due to its high heterogeneity and to survival signals from bone microenvironment, OS can resist to standard treatments, therefore novel therapies are needed. c-MET oncogene, a tyrosine-kinase receptor, plays a crucial role in OS initiation and progression. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of c-MET inhibitor cabozantinib (CBZ) on OS both directly and through its action on bone microenvironment. We tested different doses of CBZ in in vitro models of OS alone or in co-culture with bone cells in order to reproduce OS-tumor microenvironment interactions...
March 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Zhong Lei, Huijie Duan, Tengfei Zhao, Yuxiang Zhang, Guoqi Li, Jiahong Meng, Suzhan Zhang, Weiqi Yan
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary malignant bone tumor mainly occurring in children and adolescents. In past decades, studies revealed that PARK2 was a vital tumor suppressor gene in many malignant solid tumors. However, the role of PARK2 in OS remains largely unclear. Therefore, we assessed PARK2 expression in OS tissue and adjacent non-tumor tissues by immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis, and evaluated PARK2 mRNA expression in OS cell lines by real-time PCR analysis. The HOS and U2OS cell lines were employed to establish a PARK2 overexpression model...
March 7, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Masood Umer, Yasir Mohib, Muhammed Atif, Muhammad Nazim
Background: Renal cell carcinoma account for 3% of all cancers, with peak incidence between 60 and 70 years of age predominantly affecting male population. Renal carcinoma is the most common malignancy of kidney constitutes for 80-90% of renal neoplasm with an overall 45% five years survival rate. Majority are diagnosed incidentally during investigation for other disease process of abdomen. Classical triad of gross hematuria, pain and palpable mass in abdomen is rare accounting to only 6-10%...
March 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Kohei Chida, Atsushi Sugawara, Takahiro Koji, Takaaki Beppu, Yoshiharu Mue, Tamotsu Sugai, Knuaki Ogasawara
A 79-year-old man presented with primary intramedullary malignant lymphoma with a presyrinx state in the cervical cord manifesting as left hemiparesis and hemidysesthesia. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showed an intramedullary mass in the cervical spinal cord at the level of C1 and T2-weighted image prolongation from the medulla to the level of C5. According to the progression of hemiparesis, he underwent an emergency removal of the tumor under general anesthesia. The tumor was totally removed, and the peritumoral signal abnormality was not present in the postoperative MRI...
December 30, 2017: Curēus
Junlin Shi, Lihui Wang, Chunlin Zou, Yudui Xia, Siyuan Qin, Evan Keller, Atsushi Mizokami, Jian Zhang, Yi Lu
Metastasis causes high mortality in various malignancies, including prostate cancer (PCa). Accumulating data has suggested that cancer cells spread from the primary tumor to distant sites at early stage, which is characterized by disseminated tumor cells (DTCs). However, lack of direct evidence of partial localized PCa cells occurring epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and disseminating to distant sites (e.g bone marrow). In this study, we used luciferase labeled PCa cells to establish an EMT mouse model and to detect whether DTCs spread into the bone marrow...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Georges Sinclair, Yehya Al-Saffar, Marina Brigui, Heather Martin, Jessica Bystam, Hamza Benmakhlouf, Alia Shamikh, Ernest Dodoo
Background: Although widely regarded as rare epithelial tumors with a low grade of malignancy, endolymphatic sac tumors (ELST) often lead to disabling petrous bone destruction and significantly impairing symptoms at the time of primary diagnosis and/or recurrence. ELST is not uncommon in von Hippel Lindau (VHL) patients. Although open surgery is regarded as the best treatment option, recurrence remains a challenge, particularly when gross tumor resection (GTR) is deemed unachievable due to topographic conditions...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
T L Yogesh, Akshay Shetty, Hema Keswani, Diljith Rishi
Ewing's sarcoma (ES) is an uncommon malignancy of childhood and adults that constitutes 6%-8% of all primary malignant tumors and the third-most common tumor after osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma, frequently involves the mandible among jaw bones. This article presents a rare case of ES of maxilla in a 22-year-old male patient showing extensive lesion into skull base which was confirmed with computed tomography, dilemmatic histopathologic features in H and E which is not a frequent presentation. Histopathologic features showed monotonous round cells with hypo- and hyper-cellular areas, intralesional hemorrhage and necrosis with lesional cells positive for CD99...
January 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Ririno Honma, Naoya Sakamoto, Akira Ishikawa, Daiki Taniyama, Kaho Fukada, Takuya Hattori, Kazuhiro Sentani, Naohide Oue, Kazuaki Tanabe, Hideki Ohdan, Wataru Yasui
BACKGROUND/AIM: Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. Gremlin1 is an antagonist of bone morphogenetic proteins that plays a critical role in several biological processes including cancer biology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We immunohistochemically examined the expression and distribution of Gremlin1 in non-neoplastic gastric mucosa in a series of 159 GC cases. RESULTS: Among 159 GC primary tumors, 59 (37%) were positive for Gremlin1...
March 2018: Anticancer Research
Naohiro Makise, Masaya Sekimizu, Takashi Kubo, Susumu Wakai, Shun-Ichi Watanabe, Tomoyasu Kato, Takayuki Kinoshita, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka, Masashi Fukayama, Akira Kawai, Hitoshi Ichikawa, Akihiko Yoshida
AIMS: Extraskeletal osteosarcoma (ESOS) is a sarcoma in the non-skeletal tissue that directly produces neoplastic osteoid or bone. Dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLPS) and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) are the two most common types of sarcoma that can harbor heterologous osteosarcomatous differentiation. We aimed to determine the potential relationship of ESOS to DDLPS and MPNST. METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated MDM2 and H3K27me3 status in 19 cases of ESOS, 2 of which contained a low-grade component...
February 28, 2018: Histopathology
Jiali Leng, Qingxu Song, Yuguang Zhao, Zhenyu Wang
Osteosarcoma is a common, high-risk primary bone malignancy that mostly affects the younger population. There has been no marked improvement in the clinical outcomes of osteosarcoma patients to date, and cancer recurrence and metastasis are common in high-grade osteosarcoma. Therefore, identifying new biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets is crucial for improving the prognosis of osteosarcoma patients. In the present study, the MG63 human osteosarcoma cell line was employed to examine the role of microRNA (miR)‑15a in regulating cellular activities under hypoxic conditions...
February 23, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
Ilit Turgeman, Ezequiel Flechter, Eugene Vlodavsky, Daniela Militianu, Zohar Keidar, Elias Haddad, Gil Bar-Sela
Breast carcinoma with osteoclastic giant cells (OGCs) is a rare entity characterized by an admixture of giant cells and malignant epithelial cells within an inflammatory and vascular stroma. Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody that targets the pathway for osteoclast formation and activation, indicated for the prevention of skeletal-related events in patients with bone metastases, as well as for the treatment of giant cell tumor of bone. We report a patient who presented with aggressive bone recurrence of breast cancer 12 years after her original diagnosis, showing a transformed histology that included multinucleated OGCs, and that was refractory to traditional therapy...
February 23, 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
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