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Estrogen and breast cancer

Oğuz Ahmet Hasdemir, Serhat Tokgöz, Fulya Köybaşıoğlu, Harun Karabacak, Cüneyt Yücesoy, Gökşen İnanç İmamoğlu
BACKGROUND: Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast (MpBC) is defined as a group of heterogeneous malignant neoplasms that contain glandular and non-glandular components with mixed epithelial and mesenchymal differentiations. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to research the clinical and pathological characteristics of MpBC determining its rank among all breast cancers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast was found in 7 out of 1,164 patients who had been diagnosed with breast cancer within the period of 12 years in our hospital...
March 19, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Geetha Rani Yuvaraj, Baddrireddi Subhadra Lakshmi
Estrogen receptor α (ER α) is an important therapeutic target in the regulation of ligand dependent signaling in breast cancer. The current study investigates the anti-estrogenic potential of the Diarylheptanoid, 5-hydroxy-7-(4-hydroxy-3 methoxyphenyl)-1-phenyl-3-heptanone (DAH) in silico. Rigid Docking analysis of DAH at the ligand binding domain (LBD) of ER α showed hydrogen bond interactions with Arg394 and Glu353 at the active site, similar to the positive controls 4 - Hydroxy Tamoxifen (4-OHT) and Fulvestrant (FUL)...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
Zhiyu Li, Qi Wu, Junlong Song, Yimin Zhang, Shan Zhu, Shengrong Sun
Breast cancer survivors are at an increased risk of second primary cancers, and the risk factors for the latter may have clinical significance. The aims of our study were to evaluate the incidences and risk factors of second primary female genital cancers (corpus uteri, cervix uteri plus ovary) in a large cohort of breast cancer survivors. Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, we examined the standardized incidence ratio (SIR) and risk factors for second primary female genital cancers observed between 2000 and 2014...
March 19, 2018: Hormones & Cancer
Siti Noor Hajar Zamrus, Muhammad Nadeem Akhtar, Swee Keong Yeap, Ching Kheng Quah, Wan-Sin Loh, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen, Seema Zareen, Saiful Nizam Tajuddin, Yazmin Hussin, Syed Adnan Ali Shah
BACKGROUND: Curcumin is one of the leading compound extracted from the dry powder of Curcuma longa (Zingiberaceae family), which possess several pharmacological properties. However, in vivo administration exhibited limited applications in cancer therapies. RESULTS: Twenty-four curcumin derivatives have synthesized, which comprises cyclohexanone 1-10, acetone 11-17 and cyclopentanone 18-24 series. All the curcuminoids were synthesized by the acid or base catalyzed Claisen Schmidt condenstion reactions, in which β-diketone moiety of curcumin was modified with mono-ketone...
March 19, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
Katarzyna Jakubowska, Luiza Kańczuga-Koda, Wojciech Kisielewski, Mariusz Koda, Waldemar Famulski
Squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) of the breast should be differentiated between the primary skin keratinizing squamous carcinoma and squamous metaplastic cancer. In the current study, the cases of two patients who were diagnosed with SqCC originated from skin and the breast were discussed. A fine-needle aspiration biopsy confirmed the presence of atypical squamous cells. In both cases, the microscopic examination of the surgical specimen revealed a malignant neoplasm differentiated into SqCC characterized by keratinizing cancer cells with abundant eosiphilic cytoplasm with large, hyperchromatic vesicular nuclei...
April 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Xiaokang Li, Yaqing Li, Ying Zhu, Li Fu, Peifang Liu
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between enhancement patterns and parameters in contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) and microvessel distribution and histological prognostic tumor characteristics of breast cancer. Between September 2011 and April 2013, 109 breast lesions were prospectively analyzed, which were classified into Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System class 4-5 by conventional ultrasound. Before core-needle biopsy, CEUS examination was performed. Different enhancement patterns (homogeneous, peripheral and regional enhancement) were evaluated...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Sreeharsha Gurrapu, Emanuela Pupo, Giulia Franzolin, Letizia Lanzetti, Luca Tamagnone
Semaphorin 4C (Sema4C) expression in human breast cancers correlates with poor disease outcome. Surprisingly, upon knock-down of Sema4C or its receptor PlexinB2 in diverse mammary carcinoma cells (but not their normal counterparts), we observed dramatic growth inhibition associated with impairment of G2/M phase transition, cytokinesis defects and the onset of cell senescence. Mechanistically, we demonstrated a Sema4C/PlexinB2/LARG-dependent signaling cascade that is required to maintain critical RhoA-GTP levels in cancer cells...
March 19, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
Diego F Munoz, Cong Xu, Sylvia K Plevritis
We present a Monte Carlo simulation model that reproduces US invasive breast cancer incidence and mortality trends from 1975 to 2010 as a function of screening and adjuvant treatment. This model was developed for multiple purposes, including to quantify the impact of screening and adjuvant therapy on past and current trends, predict future trends, and evaluate potential outcomes under hypothetical screening and treatment interventions. The model first generates the life histories of individual breast cancer patients by determining the patient's age, tumor size, estrogen receptor (ER) status, human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) status, SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) historic stage, detection mode at time of detection, preclinical tumor course, and death age and cause of death (breast cancer v...
April 2018: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
Jeroen J van den Broek, Nicolien T van Ravesteyn, Eveline A Heijnsdijk, Harry J de Koning
The MISCAN-Fadia microsimulation model uses continuous tumor growth to simulate the natural history of breast cancer and has been used extensively to estimate the impact of screening and adjuvant treatment on breast cancer incidence and mortality trends. The model simulates individual life histories from birth to death, with and without breast cancer, in the presence and in the absence of screening and treatment. Life histories are simulated according to discrete events such as birth, tumor inception, the tumor's clinical diagnosis diameter in the absence of screening, and death from breast cancer or death from other causes...
April 2018: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
Diego F Munoz, Sylvia K Plevritis
BACKGROUND: As molecular subtyping of breast cancer influences clinical management, the evaluation of screening and adjuvant treatment interventions at the population level needs to account for molecular subtyping. Performing such analyses are challenging because molecular subtype-specific, long-term outcomes are not readily accessible; these markers were not historically recorded in tumor registries. We present a modeling approach to estimate historical survival outcomes by estrogen receptor (ER) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status...
April 2018: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
Clyde B Schechter, Aimee M Near, Jinani Jayasekera, Young Chandler, Jeanne S Mandelblatt
BACKGROUND: The Georgetown University-Albert Einstein College of Medicine breast cancer simulation model (Model GE) has evolved over time in structure and function to reflect advances in knowledge about breast cancer, improvements in early detection and treatment technology, and progress in computing resources. This article describes the model and provides examples of model applications. METHODS: The model is a discrete events microsimulation of single-life histories of women from multiple birth cohorts...
April 2018: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
Xin Zhao, Jing Wei, Xiaoxin Li, Haochang Yang, Pei Wang, Susheng Cao
Adequate lymph node evaluation is recommended for optimal staging in patients with malignant neoplasms including breast cancer. However, the role of negative lymph nodes (LNs) remains unclear in breast cancer according to N substage (N1, N2, and N3). In this study, for the first time, we analyzed the prognostic significance of negative LNs in breast cancer patients. A critical relationship was observed between negative LN count and survival, independent of patient characteristics and other related molecular variables including estrogen receptor (PR) status, progesterone receptor (ER) status, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status, depth of tumor invasion and degree of differentiation...
2018: PloS One
Catherine L Forse, Dushanthi Pinnaduwage, Shelley B Bull, Anna Marie Mulligan, Irene L Andrulis
The proper handling of unstained paraffin slides for immunohistochemistry has been a matter of debate, with several studies demonstrating loss of antigenicity with prolonged storage at room temperature, 4°C and -20°C. The purpose of this study was to determine whether long-term storage of unstained slides at -80°C would impact the staining intensity and expression distribution of markers used to molecularly subtype breast cancer specimens [estrogen receptor (ER), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), cytokeratin 5 (CK5), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and Ki67]...
March 17, 2018: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
Hua Zhu, Yue Huang, Heling Su, Yili Ma, Yiming Tao, D Joshua Liao, Yongming Liu, Zhenbo Feng
Since the early 1990s, multiple human estrogen receptor-α (hER-α) splice variants have been identified, of which the majority contain ≥1 deleted exon, and some are expressed as proteins with modified functions from the wild-type 66 kDa hER-α (ER-α66). In the present study, a novel hER-α splice variant, ER-α30, was identified and cloned from clinical breast cancer tissue. The ER-α30 sequence lacked a ligand-binding domain and a ligand-dependent transcriptional activation domain but retained the N-terminal transcriptional activation domain, the DNA-binding domain and a partial hinge domain, and possesses a unique 10-amino-acid domain...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Danmei Zhou, Kehan Ren, Jigang Wang, Hong Ren, Wenlin Yang, Wenjuan Wang, Qiong Li, Xiuping Liu, Feng Tang
Erythropoietin-producing hepatocellular A6 (EphA6) is a member of the Eph receptor tyrosine kinase family, which has been implicated in tumorigenesis. However, little is known about the expression and function of EphA6 in breast cancer. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression of EphA6 and the possible association between EphA6 and clinicopathological characteristics in breast cancer. In the present study, EphA6 mRNA expression was measured in 26 paired breast cancer tissues and adjacent non-cancerous tissues by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Marta Venturelli, Giorgia Guaitoli, Claudia Omarini, Luca Moscetti
Endocrine treatment represents the cornerstone of endocrine-sensitive premenopausal early breast cancer. The estrogen blockade plays a leading role in the therapeutic management of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer together with surgery, radiotherapy, and selective antiestrogen treatments. For several years, selective estrogen receptor modulators, such as tamoxifen, have represented the mainstay of therapy. The role of amenorrhea has been extensively elucidated in the past year: the benefit observed with chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea has strengthened its therapeutic role...
2018: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
Joo Yun Lee, Yul Ha Min
BACKGROUND: Interventions that promote adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) adherence are critical to improve breast cancer survival. The development of interventions would benefit from a better understanding of the reasons for adherence and the causal relationships of determinants using theoretical or model approaches. The aim of the present study was to identify reasons for AET adherence in breast cancer patients with sequential relationships and inter-relationships. METHODS: A total of 210 participants with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer who received AET completed a questionnaire assessing demographic/medical, psychological, and endocrine therapy (ET)-specific factors...
March 19, 2018: BMC Women's Health
R El Tannouri, E Albuisson, P Jonveaux, E Luporsi
Tumor characteristics are used today to evaluate the possibility of mutation and to target mutation screening in families with high risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer. We studied the breast tumor profile associated to the c.3481_3491del11 French founder effect mutation on the BRCA1 gene to an attempt to identify any particularity or difference when comparing it to that related to other BRCA1 mutations. Within the population who were referred to our oncogenetic clinic at the Lorraine Oncology Institute in France and who underwent genetic testing between 1994 and 2012, we identified 404 women carrying a BRCA1 mutation...
March 17, 2018: Familial Cancer
Hayato Kaida, Koichi Azuma, Uhi Toh, Akihiko Kawahara, Eiji Sadashima, Satoshi Hattori, Jun Akiba, Nobuhiro Tahara, Axel Rominger, Kazunai Ishii, Takamichi Murakami, Masatoshi Ishibashi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the correlations between dual-phase fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18 F-FDG) uptake and clinicopathological and immunohistochemical prognostic factors in patients with surgically resected breast cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 105 patients. We calculated the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) at 85min (SUV1), SUVmax at 125min (SUV2) and the retention index [RI]. Spearman's rank correlation test, the Kruskal-Wallis test and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis were performed to assess the association between18 F-FDG uptake and the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical factors: glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1), estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), ERβ, progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor 2 (Her2), mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), and P70S6kinase (P70S6)...
March 20, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Inês Amaral, Cláudia Silva, Ana Correia-Branco, Fátima Martel
This work aimed to investigate the effect of metformin on cellular glucose uptake and metabolism by breast cancer cells, as a mechanism contributing to its anticancer properties. Estrogen and progesterone receptor-positive (MCF-7) and triple-negative (MDA-MB-231) breast cancer cell lines were used as in vitro models of breast cancer. Short-term (26 min) exposure of MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells to metformin inhibited uptake of3 H-deoxy-D-glucose (3 H-DG). In contrast, long-term (24 h) exposure to metformin (5 μM-1 mM) concentration-dependently increased3 H-DG uptake in both cell lines...
March 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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