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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156772/stat3-and-stat5a-are-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Sambit K Mohanty, Kader Yagiz, Dinesh Pradhan, Daniel J Luthringer, Mahul B Amin, Serhan Alkan, Bekir Cinar
Mechanisms of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) are not well understood, thus hindering rational-based drug design. Activation of STAT3/5A, key components of the JAK/STAT pathway, is implicated in aggressive PC, yet their clinical relevance in CRPC remains elusive. Here, we evaluated the possible role of STAT3/5A in CRPC using immunological, quantitative mRNA expression profiling, and pharmacological methods. We observed a strong nuclear immunoreactivity for STAT3 and STAT5A in 93% (n=14/15) and 80% (n=12/15) of CRPC cases, respectively, compared with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156467/-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-iris-lesions
#2
Joel M Mor, Konrad R Koch, Ludwig M Heindl
The most common iris lesions are iris nevi, iris melanomas and iris pigment epithelium cysts. However, there is an abundance of rare differential diagnoses that have to be considered, including other melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions. Diagnostic tools include the slit lamp examination, gonioscopy, tonometry, transillumination, ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography and standardized photography-assisted documentation. The timely identification of malignant lesions (i...
November 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154796/treatment-of-cancer-by-low-intensity-laser-radiation-therapy
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REVIEW
Sahar E Abo-Neima
Cancer treatment is one of the main challenges that face the scientific centers all over the world. The cancer incidence percentage increases year after year. The most used treatment for cancer is chemotherapy which is an application of systemic cytotoxic drug inside the patient. There are two main problems in chemotherapy that the cytotoxic drug is given systematically and cannot be localized in the tumor region in most cases that lead to killing the cancer cells as well as normal cells; and that cause the chemotherapy side effects like anemia, decrease in all blood cells count and platelets, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hair and nails loss and may cause a kind of blood toxicity...
November 14, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154041/patient-characteristics-treatment-patterns-and-prognostic-factors-in-squamous-cell-bladder-cancer
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Haris Zahoor, Paul Elson, Andrew Stephenson, Georges-Pascal Haber, Jihad Kaouk, Amr Fergany, Byron Lee, Vadim Koshkin, Moshe Ornstein, Timothy Gilligan, Jorge A Garcia, Brian Rini, Petros Grivas
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an uncommon histologic subtype of bladder cancer with limited data on treatment patterns, outcomes, and prognostic factors. "Real world" information might inform decision-making, prognostic estimates, and clinical trial designs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with tissue-confirmed bladder SCC treated at Cleveland Clinic from 2007 to 2016 was performed. Data on patient characteristics, treatment patterns, and clinical follow-up were extracted...
October 17, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153943/survival-outcomes-of-organ-sparing-surgery-partial-penectomy-and-total-penectomy-in-pathological-t1-t2-penile-cancer-report-from-the-national-cancer-data-base
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Mohamed H Kamel, Jun Tao, Joseph Su, Mahmoud I Khalil, Nabil K Bissada, Benjamin Schurhamer, Philippe E Spiess, Rodney Davis
PURPOSE: To describe the survival outcomes of organ sparing surgery (OSS), partial penectomy (PP), and total penectomy (TP) in pathological stage pT1/pT2 penile cancer (PC) as reported in the United States National Cancer Data Base. METHODS: Patients with pT1/pT2 PC, treated with surgery as their primary treatment modality were classified into 3 groups according to the type of surgery into OSS, PP, and TP. Patient and tumor characteristics of the groups were compared using bivariate analysis, and Cox- proportional hazard model was used for survival analysis...
November 16, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153370/loco-regional-staging-accuracy-in-oesophageal-cancer-how-good-are-we-in-the-modern-era
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David Bunting, Tim Bracey, Bruce Fox, Richard Berrisford, Tim Wheatley, Grant Sanders
INTRODUCTION: Accuracy of locoregional staging in patients with oesophageal cancer is critical in determining operability and the need for neoadjuvant treatment. Imaging technology has advanced significantly in recent years but it is not known whether this translates to improved staging accuracy. This study investigates staging accuracy in relation to CT, EUS, PET-CT and final pre-operative stage. It specifically addresses the accuracy of staging with respect to the threshold for administering neoadjuvant therapies...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150095/-towards-a-better-use-of-midazolam-in-end-of-life-a-survey-in-a-department-of-medical-oncology
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Aurélie Beneton, Alexis Vallard, Christelle Brosse, Géraldine Poenou, Cécile Pacaut, Nicolas Magné, Stéphanie Morisson
INTRODUCTION: At the end of life of cancer patients, sedation is sometimes needed, in order to palliate unbearable symptoms that other treatments fail to relieve. Midazolam is currently recommended for sedation and its prescription is guided by national guidelines. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the practices of midazolam prescription in a department of medical oncology and to compare the results with French national recommendations in order to improve the midazolam use in case of sedation...
November 14, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150041/thoracic-surgery-in-early-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Matthew Low, Sharon Ben-Or
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has a complex history and remains difficult to treat. Most patients with SCLC present with metastases or extensive stage disease, rendering most not amenable to surgical resection. Until recently, chemoradiotherapy had become the standard of care for all patients with SCLC. However, recent studies have shown improved survival following surgical resection with chemotherapy in patients with early-stage SCLC, specifically those with stage I disease. This article presents the literature on treatment of early-stage SCLC and addresses the question of whether surgery should be considered a viable treatment modality...
February 2018: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147451/metastatic-malignant-thymoma-to-the-abdomen-a-seer-database-review-and-assessment-of-treatment-strategies
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J Matthew Helm, Dan Lavy, Jazmine Figueroa-Bodine, Saju Joseph
Background: Thymoma is a neoplasm occurring in 0.15 of 100,000 persons/year. Abdominal metastases are rare. We report the incidence of malignant thymoma (MT) and suggest imaging and treatment options for cases of abdominal metastasis. Methods: A National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database review was conducted to identify MT cases, followed by a literature review examining cases of metastases to the abdomen. Incidence rates were calculated, and symptoms, treatments, size and location of tumors, disease-free interval (DFI), and survival time were recorded...
October 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147444/visceral-crisis-means-short-survival-among-patients-with-luminal-a-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
Yassir Sbitti, Khaoula Slimani, Adil Debbagh, Anouar Mokhlis, Habiba Kadiri, Abdelilah Laraqui, Hassan Errihani, Mohamed Ichou
Background: Patients with visceral crisis from luminal metastatic breast cancer (mBC) are often treated with palliative chemotherapy. No studies have analyzed the aggressiveness of the care in visceral crisis from luminal mBC patients. The objective of this study was to assess practices in this setting in a university medical oncology department. Methods: This retrospective study included all patients who were managed for luminal mBC between January 2013 and April 2016...
August 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145267/osteoblastic-bone-metastases-from-neuroendocrine-tumor-net-of-unknown-origin-detected-by-18fluorocholine-pet-ct-and-its-comparison-with-68gallium-dotatoc-pet-ct-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alberto Bongiovanni, Federica Recine, Monica Celli, Giulia Marcantognini, Flavia Foca, Chiara Liverani, Valentina Fausti, Alessandro De Vita, Giacomo Miserocchi, Laura Mercatali, Dino Amadori, Toni Ibrahim
RATIONALE: Choline (CH) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) with fluorine 18 (F) CH is increasingly used not only to evaluate patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer but also to assess metastatic lesions that are difficult or impossible to identify using more conventional modalities. Our experience with CH PET/CT has shown that it can also be used for many other malignancies. PRESENTING CONCERNS: A 71-year-old male with a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of unknown origin showed osteoblastic bone metastases positive to F-CH PET...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144457/a-ubiquitin-dependent-signalling-axis-specific-for-alkbh-mediated-dna-dealkylation-repair
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Joshua R Brickner, Jennifer M Soll, Patrick M Lombardi, Cathrine B Vågbø, Miranda C Mudge, Clement Oyeniran, Renana Rabe, Jessica Jackson, Meagan E Sullender, Elyse Blazosky, Andrea K Byrum, Yu Zhao, Mark A Corbett, Jozef Gécz, Michael Field, Alessandro Vindigni, Geir Slupphaug, Cynthia Wolberger, Nima Mosammaparast
DNA repair is essential to prevent the cytotoxic or mutagenic effects of various types of DNA lesions, which are sensed by distinct pathways to recruit repair factors specific to the damage type. Although biochemical mechanisms for repairing several forms of genomic insults are well understood, the upstream signalling pathways that trigger repair are established for only certain types of damage, such as double-stranded breaks and interstrand crosslinks. Understanding the upstream signalling events that mediate recognition and repair of DNA alkylation damage is particularly important, since alkylation chemotherapy is one of the most widely used systemic modalities for cancer treatment and because environmental chemicals may trigger DNA alkylation...
November 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143272/preliminary-results-of-immune-modulating-antibody-mdv9300-pidilizumab-treatment-in-children-with-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma
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Iris Fried, Alex Lossos, Tal Ben Ami, Rina Dvir, Helen Toledano, Myriam Weil Ben Arush, Sergei Postovski, Abed Abu Kuidar, Michal Yalon, Michael Weintraub, Mony Benifla
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is an incurable disease with a median overall survival of 10 months. Immune modulating antibodies have recently emerged as a highly promising treatment modality in multiple cancer types. We present results from the first study to evaluate the immune modulating antibody MDV9300 (pidilizumab) in pediatric patients with DIPG. All patients aged 3 years and older, diagnosed with DIPG between February 2014 and June 2015 in Israel, were offered to participate in the study...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142786/extraordinary-clinical-benefit-to-sequential-treatment-with-targeted-therapy-and-immunotherapy-of-a-braf-v600e-and-pd-l1-positive-metastatic-lung-adenocarcinoma
#14
Shuyu D Li, Annia Martial, Alexa B Schrock, Jane J Liu
Background: The treatment algorithm for metastatic non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) has been evolving rapidly due to the development of new therapeutic agents. Although guidelines are provided by National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for treatment options according to biomarker testing results, sequentially applying the three main modalities (chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy) remains an ad hoc practice in clinic. In light of recent FDA approval of dabrafenib and trametinib combination for metastatic NSCLCs with BRAF V600E mutation, one question arises due to insufficient clinical data is if the targeted therapy should be used before immunotherapy in patients with both BRAF V600E and PD-L1 expression...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142360/abnormal-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-in-lung-without-structural-abnormality-on-computed-tomography
#15
Prathyusha Bikkina, Swapna Kotha, Zakir Ali
Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is a useful proven imaging modality in the management of many types of cancers. It is being used at various stages of treatment of cancer. Knowledge regarding the physiological biodistribution and false-positive findings should be kept in mind for correct interpretation. Pulmonary FDG uptake can be due to different causes such as infection, inflammation, and metastases which are invariably associated with structural abnormality on CT...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141833/comparative-study-of-the-clinical-histological-and-biological-characteristics-of-squamous-cell-carcinomas-in-areas-previously-treated-with-photodynamic-therapy
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Tamara Gracia Cazaña, Nerea Salazar, Jesús Vera-Álvarez, Salvador González, Angeles Juarranz, Yolanda Gilaberte
Although photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancer, the development of aggressive tumours in PDT-treated areas has been described. To evaluate the clinical, histological, and biological characteristics of squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) in areas previously treated with PDT vs those arising in areas never treated with this therapeutic modality. A retrospective observational study was designed. We collected all cases of invasive SCCs in areas previously treated with PDT...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141564/a-review-on-the-management-of-small-renal-masses-active-surveillance-versus-surgery
#17
Giancarlo Marra, Marco Oderda, Marco Allasia, Stefania Munegato, Steven Joniau, Paolo Gontero
Despite the rise of small renal tumour (SRMs) diagnosis and related surgeries, death rate of kidney cancer is increasing, suggesting a non-optimal management of SRMs. Active Surveillance (AS) for kidney cancer was introduced to face this paradox. However, incertitude remains on whether and when AS can replace surgery in selected patients. We performed a literature search, reviewed and discussed the evidence in favour of AS or surgery for SRMs. Histopathology and natural history of SRMs, including the percentage of benign tumours amongst SRMs, tumour growth rate, life expectancy of SRMs patients being generally older, and current results of AS series seem to support its use in selected groups...
November 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139554/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-new-strategies-to-checkmate-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Ruairi A M Wilson, T R Jeffry Evans, Alasdair R Fraser, Robert J B Nibbs
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) targeting Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte-Associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) or Programmed cell Death protein 1 (PD-1) receptors have demonstrated remarkable efficacy in subsets of patients with malignant disease. This emerging treatment modality holds great promise for future cancer treatment and has engaged pharmaceutical research interests in tumour immunology. While ICIs can induce rapid and durable responses in some patients, identifying predictive factors for effective clinical responses has proven challenging...
November 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139187/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-paclitaxel-delivery-into-porcine-airway-walls-by-a-new-endobronchial-drug-delivery-catheter
#19
Hisashi Tsukada, Plamena Entcheva-Dimitrov, Armin Ernst, Samaan Rafeq, John H Keating, Kirk P Seward, Lonny Yarmus
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Intratumoral administration of chemotherapeutic agents is a treatment modality that has proven efficacious in reducing the recurrence of tumours and increases specificity of treatment while minimizing systemic side effects. Direct intratumoral injection of malignant airway obstruction has potential therapeutic benefits but tissue drug concentrations and side-effect profiles are poorly understood. METHODS: Bronchial wall injection of generic paclitaxel (PTX) (102 injections of 0...
November 14, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139007/adding-high-intensity-interval-training-to-conventional-training-modalities-optimizing-health-related-outcomes-during-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-the-optitrain-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sara Mijwel, Malin Backman, Kate A Bolam, Anna Jervaeus, Carl Johan Sundberg, Sara Margolin, Maria Browall, Helene Rundqvist, Yvonne Wengström
PURPOSE: Exercise training is an effective and safe way to counteract cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and to improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL). High-intensity interval training has proven beneficial for the health of clinical populations. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to compare the effects of resistance and high-intensity interval training (RT-HIIT), and moderate-intensity aerobic and high-intensity interval training (AT-HIIT) to usual care (UC) in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy...
November 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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