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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943949/sitagliptin-a-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-suppresses-cxcl5-and-sdf-1-and-does-not-accelerate-intestinal-neoplasia-formation-in-apc-min-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Kaori Fujiwara, Takuya Inoue, Yujiro Henmi, Yoshimasa Hirata, Yutaka Naka, Azusa Hara, Kazuki Kakimoto, Sadaharu Nouda, Toshihiko Okada, Ken Kawakami, Toshihisa Takeuchi, Kazuhide Higuchi
The relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus and intestinal neoplasia has been shown epidemiologically. A high-fat diet (HFD) is also known to promote insulin resistance, which is a risk factor for intestinal neoplasia. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are used in the clinic for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and also to prolong the effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). However, since the intestinotrophic hormone GLP-2 and chemokines, such as CXCL5 and stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), are also substrates of DPP-4, DPP-4 inhibitors may increase the risk of intestinal carcinogenesis...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942563/polypharmacy-in-the-geriatric-oncology-population
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REVIEW
Lauren R Hersh, Kathryn Beldowski, Emily R Hajjar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review explores the multiple definitions, epidemiology, and impact of polypharmacy in geriatric oncology patients. Risk factors and clinical implications of polypharmacy are delineated and potential clinical approaches to reduce polypharmacy are reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: Most sources currently define polypharmacy as the administration of multiple medications that are non-essential, unnecessary, duplicative, or ineffective. Possible risk factors associated with polypharmacy in geriatric cancer patients include comorbid conditions, prescribing cascades, and hospitalization...
September 23, 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941977/trends-in-treatment-patterns-and-clinical-outcomes-in-young-women-diagnosed-with-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
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Hannah Lui Park, Jenny Chang, Gagandeep Lal, Krustina Lal, Argyrios Ziogas, Hoda Anton-Culver
BACKGROUND: Although it is known that the risk of a second breast cancer event among young women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is higher than in older women, the effect of current treatment options on long-term outcomes in this subgroup of women remains poorly defined. We aimed to evaluate national treatment trends and determine their effect on second breast cancer risk and overall survival among young women diagnosed with DCIS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data from 1998 to 2011 were used to analyze 3648 DCIS patients younger than age 40 years...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941012/effect-of-socioeconomic-status-on-stage-at-diagnosis-of-lung-cancer-in-a-hospital-based-multicenter-retrospective-clinical-epidemiological-study-in-china-2005-2014
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Yuanqiu Li, Jufang Shi, Shicheng Yu, Le Wang, Jianjun Liu, Jiansong Ren, Shugeng Gao, Zhouguang Hui, Junling Li, Ning Wu, Boyan Yang, Shangmei Liu, Mingfang Qin, Debin Wang, Xianzhen Liao, Xiaojing Xing, Lingbin Du, Li Yang, Yuqin Liu, Yongzhen Zhang, Kai Zhang, Youlin Qiao, Jie He, Min Dai, Hongyan Yao
There is inconsistent evidence of associations between socioeconomic status (SES) and lung cancer stage in non-Chinese populations up to now. We set out to determine how SES affects stage at diagnosis at both individual and area levels, from a hospital-based multicenter 10-year (2005-2014) retrospective clinical epidemiological study of 7184 primary lung cancer patients in mainland China. Individual-level SES data were measured based on two indicators from case report forms of the study: an individual's education and occupation...
September 21, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940523/epidemiology-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-asymptomatic-schoolchildren-in-bhutan
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Sonam Wangda, James M Richter, Pema Kuenzang, Kinley Wangchuk, Tashi Choden, Karma Tenzin, Hoda M Malaty
AIM: Bhutan is a small mountainous country between Tibet and India with relatively homogenous population. According to the World Health Organization, gastric cancer is the most frequent cause of cancer death in Bhutan. This study examined the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori among children in Bhutan with emphasis on water source and living conditions. METHODS: A cross-sectional sero-epidemiologic study was conducted among schoolchildren who attended public schools in Thimphu, Bhutan...
September 22, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940025/exploring-association-between-statin-use-and-breast-cancer-risk-an-updated-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Md Mohaimenul Islam, Hsuan-Chia Yang, Phung-Anh Nguyen, Tahmina Nasrin Poly, Chih-Wei Huang, Shwetambara Kekade, Abdulwahed Mohammed Khalfan, Tonmoy Debnath, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Shabbir Syed Abdul
PURPOSE: The benefits of statin treatment for preventing cardiac disease are well established. However, preclinical studies suggested that statins may influence mammary cancer growth, but the clinical evidence is still inconsistent. We, therefore, performed an updated meta-analysis to provide a precise estimate of the risk of breast cancer in individuals undergoing statin therapy. METHODS: For this meta-analysis, we searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Embase, and CINAHL for published studies up to January 31, 2017...
September 22, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939585/mediating-effect-of-postsurgical-chemotherapy-on-presence-of-dementia-and-survival-among-patients-65-and-older-with-stage-iii-colon-cancer
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Yingjia Chen, Rosemary D Cress, Susan L Stewart, Thomas J Semrad, Danielle Harvey, Daniel J Tencredi, Laurel Beckett
Introduction: Both colon cancer and dementia are prevalent among the elderly and have a high risk of cooccurrence. Previous studies found that patients with dementia were treated less aggressively. In this study, we hypothesized that presence of preexisting dementia was associated with worse survival for stage III colon cancer patients, and that postoperative chemotherapy was on the causal pathway.Methods: We defined preexisting dementia in Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Medicare data through either a formal diagnosis or a prescription for dementia drugs or both before the diagnosis of cancer...
September 22, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939575/urine-cytology-screening-of-french-workers-exposed-to-occupational-urinary-tract-carcinogens-a-prospective-cohort-study-over-a-20-year-period
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Frederic Dutheil, Lucile Rouanet, Aurélien Mulliez, Geraldine Naughton, Luc Fontana, Michel Druet-Cabanac, Farès Moustafa, Alain Chamoux
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate that urine cytology screening can provide relevant epidemiological data for earlier detection of urothelial cancer caused by occupational exposure. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Industries using urothelial carcinogens in France. Urine samples were collected on site, after a work week and were analysed at the University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand, France. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were workers exposed to urothelial carcinogens...
September 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939062/poor-oral-health-affects-survival-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Douglas R Farquhar, Kimon Divaris, Angela L Mazul, Mark C Weissler, Jose P Zevallos, Andrew F Olshan
INTRODUCTION: Poor oral health has emerged as a risk factor for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) but its impact on survival has not been examined. We sought to estimate the impact of oral health indicators on survival in a population-based HNSCC cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cases (n=1381) and age-, sex- and race-matched controls (n=1396) were participants in the Carolina Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiologic Study (CHANCE). Vital status was determined via linkage with the National Death Index...
October 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938233/no-apparent-association-between-bipolar-disorder-and-cancer-in-a-large-epidemiological-study-of-outpatients-in-a-managed-care-population
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Natan R Kahan, Barbara Silverman, Irena Liphshitz, Dan-Andrei Waitman, Itzhak Ben-Zion, Alexander M Ponizovsky, Abraham Weizman, Alexander Grinshpoon
An association between bipolar disorder (BD) and cancer risk has been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate this association through linkage analysis of a national HMO database and a national cancer registry. All members of the Leumit Health Services (LHS) HMO of Israel from 2000 to 2012 were included. Members with a recorded diagnosis of BD and a record of at least one written or dispensed prescription for pharmacotherapy for treatment of BD were classified as patients with BD. We linked the LHS population with the Israel National Cancer Registry database to capture all cases of cancer reported...
September 21, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937544/trends-of-gynecological-cancers-in-turkey-toward-europe-or-asia
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Murat Gultekin, Irem Kucukyildiz, Mujdegul Zayifoglu Karaca, Selin Dundar, Guledal Boztas, Semra Hatice Turan, Ezgi Hacikamiloglu, Bekir Keskinkilic
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate nationwide gynecological cancer trends in Turkey. METHODS: National cancer registry data (2009-2013) of Turkish Ministry of Health were evaluated. Ovarian, cervical, endometrial, vulvar, vaginal, and tubal cancers are evaluated with respect to age of diagnosis, incidence rates within years, stage, histological distributions, and mortality rates. Data were collected from active cancer registry centers, which increased from 23% in 2009 to 47...
October 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937307/weight-of-evidence-analysis-for-assessing-the-genotoxic-potential-of-carbon-nanotubes
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Peter Møller, Nicklas Raun Jacobsen
Carbon nanotube (CNT) is a nanomaterial that has received interest because of its high-tensile strength and low weight. Although CNTs differ substantially in physico-chemical properties, they share high aspect ratio which resembles that of asbestos and other fibers causing lung cancer and mesothelioma. One type of multi-walled CNTs (i.e. MWCNT-7) has been classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans by IARC (Group 2B) based on experimental animal data, whereas other types of MWCNTs and single-walled CNTs (SWCNT) could not be classified due to lack of data from epidemiologic studies and insufficient mechanistic evidence...
September 22, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935814/diabetes-treatments-and-risks-of-adverse-breast-cancer-outcomes-among-early-stage-breast-cancer-patients-a-seer-medicare-analysis
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Lu Chen, Jessica Chubak, Denise M Boudreau, William E Barlow, Noel S Weiss, Christopher I Li
The widely prescribed diabetes medicine metformin has been reported to lower the risk of incident breast cancer, but it is unclear if it affects malignant progression after diagnosis. In this study, we conducted a retrospective cohort study using the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results (SEER)-Medicare database. Women were included in the study if they were aged 66-80 years, newly diagnosed with stage I or II breast cancer, and enrolled in Medicare Parts A, B, and D during 2007-2011. Information on dispensed diabetes-related medications was obtained from Medicare Part D claims data...
September 21, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934151/natural-history-of-hpv-infection-across-the-lifespan-role-of-viral-latency
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REVIEW
Patti E Gravitt, Rachel L Winer
Large-scale epidemiologic studies have been invaluable for elaboration of the causal relationship between persistent detection of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the development of invasive cervical cancer. However, these studies provide limited data to adequately inform models of the individual-level natural history of HPV infection over the course of a lifetime, and particularly ignore the biological distinction between HPV-negative tests and lack of infection (i.e., the possibility of latent, undetectable HPV infection)...
September 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934092/insecticide-use-and-breast-cancer-risk-among-farmers-wives-in-the-agricultural-health-study
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Lawrence S Engel, Emily Werder, Jaya Satagopan, Aaron Blair, Jane A Hoppin, Stella Koutros, Catherine C Lerro, Dale P Sandler, Michael C Alavanja, Laura E Beane Freeman
BACKGROUND: Some epidemiologic and laboratory studies suggest that insecticides are related to increased breast cancer risk, but the evidence is inconsistent. Women engaged in agricultural work or who reside in agricultural areas may experience appreciable exposures to a wide range of insecticides. OBJECTIVE: We examined associations between insecticide use and breast cancer incidence among wives of pesticide applicators (farmers) in the prospective Agricultural Health Study...
September 6, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932952/survival-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-continues-to-improve-over-time-even-in-targeted-therapy-era
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Michele Marchioni, Marco Bandini, Raisa S Pompe, Zhe Tian, Tristan Martel, Anil Kapoor, Luca Cindolo, Francesco Berardinelli, Alberto Briganti, Shahrokh F Shariat, Luigi Schips, Pierre I Karakiewicz
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of diagnosis year, defined as contemporary (2010-2014), intermediate (2006-2009) and historical (2001-2005) on cancer-specific mortality (CSM) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). METHODS: Within Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry (2001-2014), we identified patients with mRCC. Cumulative incidence and competing risks regression (CRR) models examined CSM, after accounting for other-cause mortality...
September 20, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931467/clinical-features-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-pathotypes-identified-by-fecal-gastrointestinal-multiplex-nucleic-acid-amplification-in-patients-with-cancer-and-diarrhea
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Andrew W Chao, Micah Bhatti, Herbert L DuPont, James P Nataro, Lily G Carlin, Pablo C Okhuysen
Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) pathotypes with differing epidemiology and clinical features, are known causes of disease with worldwide occurrence. At a major cancer center in the U.S., we studied patients with cancer and diarrhea for whom a GI Biofire FilmArray multiplex GI panel (BFM) was performed. An enteropathogen was identified in 382 of 2017 (19%) samples distributed across 311 patients. Of these, 60/311(19%) were positive for DEC. Patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) 29/60 (48%) or with a hematologic malignancy 17/60 (28%) accounted for the majority of DEC cases...
August 12, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930807/breadth-of-genetic-testing-selected-by-patients-at-risk-of-hereditary-breast-and-ovarian-cancer
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J Brian Szender, Jasmine Kaur, Katherine Clayback, Mollie L Hutton, June Mikkelson, Kunle Odunsi, Cara Dresbold
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of patients at risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome to select the extent of genetic testing personally preferred and the impact of demographic factors on the breadth of testing pursued. METHODS: A single-institution cohort was enumerated consisting of patients referred for clinical genetic counseling secondary to risk of HBOC syndrome. This was a retrospective study of consecutive patients seen for genetic counseling; all patients completed an epidemiologic questionnaire and provided personal and family medical histories...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930803/safety-of-fertility-sparing-surgery-for-premenopausal-women-with-sex-cord-stromal-tumors-confined-to-the-ovary
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Dimitrios Nasioudis, Melissa K Frey, Eloise Chapman-Davis, Steven S Witkin, Kevin Holcomb
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective population-based study was to investigate the oncologic safety of fertility-sparing surgery (FSS) for premenopausal women with malignant sex cord-stromal tumors (SCSTs) confined to the ovary. METHODS: A cohort of women aged 18 to 49 years and diagnosed with a stage I malignant SCST between 1984 and 2013 was drawn from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Based on site-specific surgery codes, women who had FSS, defined as unilateral oophorectomy/tumor resection without hysterectomy, and definite surgery were identified...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930628/estimation-and-inference-for-the-mediation-proportion
#20
Daniel Nevo, Xiaomei Liao, Donna Spiegelman
In epidemiology, public health and social science, mediation analysis is often undertaken to investigate the extent to which the effect of a risk factor on an outcome of interest is mediated by other covariates. A pivotal quantity of interest in such an analysis is the mediation proportion. A common method for estimating it, termed the "difference method", compares estimates from models with and without the hypothesized mediator. However, rigorous methodology for estimation and statistical inference for this quantity has not previously been available...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Biostatistics
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