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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799812/high-prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-patients-with-bone-tumors
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Konstantin Horas, Gerrit Maier, Franz Jakob, Uwe Maus, Andreas Kurth, Axel Jakuscheit, Maximilian Rudert, Boris Michael Holzapfel
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in patients with different types of bone tumors and to elucidate whether or not there are differences in prediagnostic vitamin D levels in patients with malignant compared to benign bone tumors. Prediagnostic serum 25(OH)D levels of 105 consecutive patients that presented with bone tumors and tumor-like lesions to two Orthopedic Level I University Centers in Germany between 2011 and 2016 were measured on admission. We found an alarming and widespread rate of vitamin D deficiency in patients with bone tumors...
August 11, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799237/anticancer-efficacy-of-the-hypoxia-activated-prodrug-evofosfamide-is-enhanced-in-combination-with-proapoptotic-receptor-agonists-against-osteosarcoma
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Vasilios Liapis, Aneta Zysk, Mark DeNichilo, Irene Zinonos, Shelley Hay, Vasilios Panagopoulos, Alexandra Shoubridge, Christopher Difelice, Vladimir Ponomarev, Wendy Ingman, Gerald J Atkins, David M Findlay, Andrew C W Zannettino, Andreas Evdokiou
Tumor hypoxia is a major cause of treatment failure for a variety of malignancies. However, hypoxia also leads to treatment opportunities as demonstrated by the development of compounds that target regions of hypoxia within tumors. Evofosfamide is a hypoxia-activated prodrug that is created by linking the hypoxia-seeking 2-nitroimidazole moiety to the cytotoxic bromo-isophosphoramide mustard (Br-IPM). When evofosfamide is delivered to hypoxic regions of tumors, the DNA cross-linking toxin, Br-IPM, is released leading to cell death...
August 10, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797510/soft-tissue-tumors-rarely-presenting-primary-in-bone-diagnostic-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Marta Sbaraglia, Alberto Righi, Marco Gambarotti, Daniel Vanel, Piero Picci, Angelo P Dei Tos
Primary bone sarcomas represent extremely rare entities. The use of now abolished labels, such as malignant fibrous histiocytoma and hemangiopericytoma, has significantly hampered the chance of identifying specific entities. It is now accepted that a broad variety of mesenchymal malignancies most often arising on the soft tissue may actually present as primary bone lesions. A more accurate morphologic partition is justified based on availability of distinct therapeutic options. An integrated diagnostic approach represents the only way to achieve a correct classification...
September 2017: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771226/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-promotes-vegf-c-dependent-lymphangiogenesis-by-suppressing-mir-624-3p-in-human-chondrosarcoma-cells
#4
Chih-Yang Lin, Shih-Wei Wang, Yen-Ling Chen, Wen-Yi Chou, Ting-Yi Lin, Wei-Cheng Chen, Chen-Yu Yang, Shih-Chia Liu, Chia-Chu Hsieh, Yi-Chin Fong, Po-Chuan Wang, Chih-Hsin Tang
Chondrosarcoma is the second most common primary malignancy of bone, and one of the most difficult bone tumors to diagnose and treat. It is well known that increased levels of vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) promote active tumor lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic tumor spread to regional lymph nodes. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is known to promote metastasis in human chondrosarcoma cells. Knowing more about the mechanism of BDNF in VEGF-C expression and lymphangiogenesis in human chondrosarcoma would improve our understanding as how to prevent chondrosarcoma angiogenesis and metastasis, which currently lacks effective adjuvant treatment...
August 3, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764797/conventional-osteosarcoma-of-the-mandible-successfully-treated-with-radical-surgery-and-adjuvant-chemotherapy-after-responding-poorly-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-case-report
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Yutaro Kimura, Kei Tomihara, Hidetake Tachinami, Shuichi Imaue, Kenji Nakamori, Kumiko Fujiwara, Kayo Suzuki, Taketoshi Yasuda, Shigeharu Miwa, Eiji Nakayama, Makoto Noguchi
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma, the most common primary bone malignancy, has an extremely poor prognosis and a high rate of local recurrence and distal metastases. Because osteosarcomas of the head and neck region are rare, accounting for less than 10% of all osteosarcoma cases, limited information is available about their treatment and prognosis. Because of the high rate of distal metastases associated with extragnathic osteosarcoma, surgery combined with chemotherapy is currently considered essential in its treatment...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761507/primary-intracranial-dural-based-ewing-sarcoma-peripheral-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-mimicking-a-meningioma-a-rare-tumor-with-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Vikul Kumar, Anshu Singh, Vivek Sharma, Mohan Kumar
Ewing sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (ES/pPNET) is a malignant small, round cell tumor arising from bone and soft tissue in children and young adults. It can occur at osseous and extraosseous sites. Its usual locations are diaphysis of long bones followed by pelvis, ribs, vertebrae, and rarely skull. We reviewed the literature and PubMed advanced search on ES/pPNET occurring at extraosseous sites, mainly involving the central nervous system (CNS). We reported a case of a 22-year-old male presenting with seizure finally diagnosed as a case of ES/pPNET...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755383/solid-bone-tumors-of-the-spine-diagnostic-performance-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-measured-using-diffusion-weighted-mri-using-histology-as-a-reference-standard
#7
Grazia Pozzi, Domenico Albano, Carmelo Messina, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Asma'a Al-Mnayyis, Fabio Galbusera, Alessandro Luzzati, Giuseppe Perrucchini, Gennaro Scotto, Antonina Parafioriti, Alberto Zerbi, Luca Maria Sconfienza
PURPOSE: To assess the diagnostic performance of mean apparent diffusion coefficient (mADC) in differentiating benign from malignant bone spine tumors, using histology as a reference standard. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences have good reliability in evaluating spinal bone tumors, although some features of benign and malignant cancers may overlap, making the differential diagnosis challenging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 116 patients (62 males, 54 females; mean age 59...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750364/deoxyelephantopin-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-osteosarcoma-cells
#8
Jilong Zou, Yan Zhang, Jiabing Sun, Xiaoyan Wang, Hualei Tu, Shuo Geng, Renhao Liu, Yuxi Chen, Zhenggang Bi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Osteosarcoma is the predominant form of primary bone malignancy. Although the combinational application of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgical resection significantly increases the survival rate, the therapeutic outcome remains unsatisfactory. Deoxyelephantopin (DET), an active ingredient of Elephantopus scaber, has been reported to have an anti-tumor effect in recent publications. This study aimed to investigate whether DET has antineoplastic effects on osteosarcoma cells and its underlying mechanism...
July 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748315/interferon-alpha-treatment-for-disease-control-in-metastatic-pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma-patients
#9
Julien Hadoux, Marie Terroir, Sophie Leboulleux, Frederic Deschamps, Abir Al Ghuzlan, Ségolène Hescot, Lambros Tselikas, Isabelle Borget, Caroline Caramella, Desirée Déandréis, Diane Goere, Thierry De Baere, Martin Schlumberger, Eric Baudin
Interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) is recommended in neuroendocrine tumors (NET). Malignant pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas (MPPGLs) constitute a rare subgroup of NET with few treatment options. IFN-alpha efficacy in patients with MPPGLs was evaluated in a single-center retrospective study. Progression-free survival (PFS) was the primary endpoint according to RECIST 1.1 and/or PERCIST 1.0, and response rate, safety, and symptomatic efficacy were secondary endpoints. Fourteen patients received peginterferon alfa-2a (90 to 180 μg/week) or interferon alfa-2b (1...
July 26, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747983/comparision-of-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-the-icr-mice-of-different-sources
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Sou Hyun Kim, Keuk-Jun Kim, Joung-Hee Kim, Jae-Hwan Kwak, HyunKeun Song, Joon Young Cho, Dae Youn Hwang, Kil Soo Kim, Young-Suk Jung
Doxorubicin is a widely used chemotherapeutic agents and is now part of standard therapeutic regimens for a variety of cancers (eg, hematopoietic malignancies and advanced solid tumors of the breast, ovary, thyroid, and bone). However, a potentially lethal and dose-dependent cardiotoxicity that appears within a short time after treatment limits the usage of doxorubicin in cancer patients. Although the mechanism of doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity is not completely understood, it is thought that free radical-induced oxidative stress and excessive production of reactive oxygen species are primary drivers of its toxicity...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747182/recurrent-primary-mediastinal-giant-cell-tumor-of-soft-tissue-with-radiological-findings-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Qiongjie Hu, Jian Peng, Liming Xia
BACKGROUND: Giant cell tumor of soft tissue (GCT-ST), which histologically resembles GCT of bone, is a rare tumor. Usually, it is located in the lower extremities and trunk. GCT-ST, occurring in mediastinum, is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We encountered an 18-year-old Chinese woman who had mild dull pain on the left side of back. The following chest computed tomography (CT) showed a heterogeneous mass deeply situated in the posterior mediastinum with compression of the lung and invasion of the adjacent rib...
July 26, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745581/clinical-correlates-and-prognostic-value-of-different-metastatic-sites-in-patients-with-malignant-melanoma-of-the-skin-a-seer-database-analysis
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Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Population-based data on the clinical correlates and prognostic value of the pattern of metastases among patients with cutaneous melanoma are needed. METHODS: Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database (2010-2013) has been explored through SEER*Stat program. For each of six distant metastatic sites (bone, brain, liver, lung, distant lymph nodes, skin/subcutaneous), relevant correlation with baseline characteristics were reported. Survival analysis has been conducted through Kaplan-Meier analysis and multivariate analysis has been conducted through a Cox proportional hazard model...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730284/a-novel-interplay-between-hotair-and-dna-methylation-in-osteosarcoma-cells-indicates-a-new-therapeutic-strategy
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Xingang Li, Hongming Lu, Guilian Fan, Miao He, Yu Sun, Kai Xu, Fengjun Shi
PURPOSE: Osteosarcoma (OS) is one of the most prevalent primary malignant bone tumors in adolescent. HOTAIR is highly expressed and associated with the epigenetic modifications, especially DNA methylation, in cancer. However, the regulation mechanism between HOTAIR and DNA methylation and the biological effects of them in the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma remains elusive. METHOD: Through RNA-sequencing and computational analysis, followed by a variety of experimental validations, we report a novel interplay between HOTAIR, miR-126, and DNA methylation in OS...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724045/spinal-tumors-in-children
#14
Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Enrico Ghizoni, Marcelo Gomes Cordeiro Valadares, Simone Appenzeller, Simone Dos Santos Aguiar, Helder Tedeschi
Introduction: Spinal tumors are rare in the pediatric population, presenting many specific peculiarities when compared to adults. We have performed a broad narrative review to describe the most common spinal tumors in children, discussing their main characteristics and management options. Method: The authors have performed an extensive review of the peer-reviewed literature addressing the aforementioned objectives. Results: Multimodality radiological studies (plain films, 3D computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging) are necessary for proper evaluation and differential diagnosis of spinal tumors in children...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721629/epha3-targeting-reduces-in-vitro-adhesion-and-invasion-and-in-vivo-growth-and-angiogenesis-of-multiple-myeloma-cells
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Francesco La Rocca, Irma Airoldi, Emma Di Carlo, Pina Marotta, Geppino Falco, Vittorio Simeon, Ilaria Laurenzana, Stefania Trino, Luciana De Luca, Katia Todoerti, Oreste Villani, Martin Lackmann, Fiorella D'Auria, Francesco Frassoni, Antonino Neri, Luigi Del Vecchio, Pellegrino Musto, Daniela Cilloni, Antonella Caivano
PURPOSE: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematologic malignancy characterized by a clonal expansion of plasma cells (PCs) in the bone marrow (BM). Since MM has so far remained incurable, further insights into its pathogenesis and the concomitant identification of new therapeutic targets are urgently needed. The tyrosine kinase receptor EphA3 is known to be involved in various cellular processes including cell viability, cell movement and cell-cell interactions. Recently, EphA3 has emerged as a potential therapeutic target in several hematologic and solid tumors...
July 18, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715796/application-of-long-noncoding-rnas-in-osteosarcoma-biomarkers-and-therapeutic-targets
#16
Zhihong Li, Pengcheng Dou, Tang Liu, Shasha He
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone malignancy in children and adolescents. Although improvements in therapeutic strategies were achieved, the outcome remains poor for most patients with metastatic or recurrent osteosarcoma. Therefore, it is imperative to identify novel and effective prognostic biomarker and therapeutic targets for the disease. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a novel class of RNA molecules defined as transcripts >200 nucleotides that lack protein coding potential. Many lncRNAs are deregulated in cancer and are important regulators for malignancies...
July 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713950/microrna%C3%A2-302a-suppresses-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-osteosarcoma-by-targeting-adam9
#17
Xiaoming Yang, Yan Cui, Fuqiang Yang, Chao Sun, Xuejian Gao
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most frequent malignant primary bone tumor arising from primitive bone‑forming mesenchymal cells in children and adolescents. The dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been reported in OS, and these aberrantly expressed miRNAs are involved in the initiation and progression of OS. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and functions of miRNA‑302a (miR‑302a) in OS and its underlying mechanism. It was found that the expression of miR‑302a was reduced in OS tissues and cell lines...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706431/pancreatic-t-histiocyte-rich-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#18
Shu-Mei Zheng, De-Jiang Zhou, Yi-Hua Chen, Rui Jiang, Yun-Xia Wang, Yong Zhang, Hong-Li Xue, Hai-Qiong Wang, Dong Mou, Wei-Zheng Zeng
Primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL) is an extremely rare form of extranodal malignant lymphoma. The most common histological subtype of PPL is diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). In rare cases, PPL can also present as follicular lymphoma, small lymphocytic lymphoma, and T cell lymphoma either of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or of Hodgkin's lymphoma. T-cell/histiocyte-rich large B-cell lymphoma (T/HRBCL) is an uncommon morphologic variant of DLBCL with aggressive clinical course, it is predominantly a nodal disease, but extranodal sites such as bone marrow, liver, and spleen can be involved...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698829/a-brown-tumor-of-tibial-diaphysis-masquerading-as-malignancy
#19
Raju Vaishya, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Vipul Vijay, Abhishek Vaish
A cortical lesion of the tibial diaphysis in a young patient poses a diagnostic challenge to the clinician. Brown tumors, although not very common, may mimic malignancies on radiographs. Brown tumors are destructive lytic lesions of the bone due to increased osteoclastic activity and fibroblastic proliferation in patients with uncontrolled hyperparathyroidism (HPT). They occur after primary or secondary HPT due to renal failure but very rarely due to vitamin D deficiency. We report a rare case of a brown tumor of tibial diaphyses in a young female patient mimicking a locally aggressive tumor with secondary HPT due to a severe vitamin D deficiency...
June 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682435/high-expression-of-long-non-coding-rna-xist-in-osteosarcoma-is-associated-with-cell-proliferation-and-poor-prognosis
#20
G-L Li, Y-X Wu, Y-M Li, J Li
OBJECTIVE: Osteosarcoma is one of the most common primary bone malignancies. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently emerged as key regulators of osteosarcoma. The aim of present study was to explore the prognostic value of long non-coding RNA XIST (XIST) in osteosarcoma and XIST's relation to the cell proliferation in osteosarcoma in vitro. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The XIST expressions were detected in osteosarcoma tissues and their paired adjacent normal tissues from 145 osteosarcoma patients by using qRT-PCR...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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