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Marcela Ewing, Peter Naredi, Chenyang Zhang, Jörgen Månsson
Background: Many patients with common cancers are late diagnosed. Objectives: Identify consultation profiles and clinical features in patients with the seven most common cancers, who had consulted a general practitioner (GP) frequently before their cancer diagnosis. Methods: A case-control study was conducted in Region Västra Götaland, Sweden. A total of 2570 patients, diagnosed in 2011 with prostate, breast, colorectal, lung, gynaecological and skin cancers including malignant melanoma, and 9424 controls were selected from the Swedish Cancer Register and a regional health care database...
March 13, 2018: Family Practice
Muhammad Khairi Ahmad, Nur Ainina Abdollah, Nurul Husna Shafie, Narazah Mohd Yusof, Siti Razila Abdul Razak
Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are the main regulators of cellular proliferation, growth, and survival in physiological or pathological conditions. Aberrant MAPK signaling plays a pivotal role in carcinogenesis, which leads to development and progression of human cancer. Dual-specificity phosphatase 6 (DUSP6), a member of the MAPK phosphatase family, interacts with specifically targeted extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 via negative feedback regulation in the MAPK pathway of mammalian cells...
February 2018: Cancer Biology & Medicine
Francisco Lopez-Tapia, Christine Brotherton-Pleiss, Peibin Yue, Heide Murakami, Ana Carolina Costa Araujo, Bruna Reis Dos Santos, Erin Ichinotsubo, Anna Rabkin, Raj Shah, Megan Lantz, Suzie Chen, Marcus A Tius, James Turkson
The molecular determinants for the activities of the reported benzoic acid (SH4-54), salicylic acid (BP-1-102), and benzohydroxamic acid (SH5-07)-based STAT3 inhibitors were investigated to design optimized analogues. All three leads are based on an N -methylglycinamide scaffold, with its two amine groups condensed with three different functionalities. The three functionalities and the CH2 group of the glycinamide scaffold were separately modified. The replacement of the pentafluorobenzene or cyclohexylbenzene, or replacing the benzene ring of the aromatic carboxylic or hydroxamic acid motif with heterocyclic components (containing nitrogen and oxygen elements) all decreased potency...
March 8, 2018: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Karan Lal, Travis J Morrell, Michael Cunningham, Patrick OʼDonnell, Nikki A Levin, Kristine M Cornejo
Cutaneous mixed tumor (chondroid syringoma) is the cutaneous counterpart of pleomorphic adenoma of salivary glands, comprised of both epithelial and mesenchymal components. Malignant transformation is exceptionally rare, with only a few cases reported. We report a case of a malignant cutaneous mixed tumor in an 86-year-old white man who presented with a pink indurated plaque on his left scapula. He had a history of nonmelanoma skin cancers, a stage IB malignant melanoma of a lower extremity and Gleason 4 + 3 prostate cancer treated with brachytherapy, external beam irradiation, and bicalutamide...
March 6, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Christian Graugaard, Cecilie Dyg Sperling, Bibi Hølge-Hazelton, Kirsten A Boisen, Gitte Stentebjerg Petersen
OBJECTIVE: The negative impact of malignant disease on sexual and relational functioning is well-documented among adults, but scarcely investigated among adolescents and young adults. This study explored the body image, self-perceived attractiveness and sexual/romantic experiences of Danes diagnosed with cancer at the age of 15-29 years. It also aimed to clarify whether self-perceived needs for counseling were in fact met by health-care providers. METHODS: All Danes who had been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 15-29 years during the period 2009-2013 were included in a cross-sectional nationwide questionnaire study...
March 12, 2018: Psycho-oncology
Marek Gróf, Tatiana Vagašová, Marián Oltman, Ľubomír Skladaný, Lenka Maličká
AIM: The economy of each state provides a significant amount of money into the health care system with the aim of knowing the health status of its population in the context of socioeconomic characteristics for effective resource allocation. In recent years, there is a growing number of cancer deaths in Slovakia. Therefore, the structure of cancer deaths according to its primary determinants, such as age, sex and education with the aim of effective implementation of prevention programs in Slovakia was examined...
December 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
Danyang Shen, Xiaoming Yu, Yan Wu, Yuanlei Chen, Gonghui Li, Feng Cheng, Liqun Xia
Retinoic acid X receptors play key roles in tumor cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and angiogenesis via transcriptional regulation. Bexarotene is a specific RXRs agonist which has been granted by FDA approval for the clinical treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL). Its cancer prevention and treatment potentials in various tumors have been under investigation over the past decade. Areas covered: This review summarizes the efficacy and underlying mechanisms of bexarotene for the treatment of multiple cancers based on the launched clinical trials as well as the basic studies...
March 9, 2018: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Toshifumi Yamaguchi, Ken Kato, Kengo Nagashima, Satoru Iwasa, Yoshitaka Honma, Atsuo Takashima, Tetsuya Hamaguchi, Yoshinori Ito, Jun Itami, Narikazu Boku, Kazuhide Higuchi
BACKGROUND: While the standard treatment for stage II-III (non-T4) esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is neoadjuvant therapy followed by esophagectomy, definitive chemoradiation therapy (dCRT) is an option to treat ESCC patients who reject or may not tolerate surgical treatment. Second primary malignancy (SPM) is a problem for long-term survivors after achieving complete response (CR) by dCRT. METHODS: The source of the subjects in this study was the patients with stage II/III (excluding T4 disease) ESCC (UICC6th) who underwent dCRT from 2000 to 2011 at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Japan...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Constantinos Roufas, Dimitrios Chasiotis, Anestis Makris, Christodoulos Efstathiades, Christos Dimopoulos, Apostolos Zaravinos
Background: Recently, immune-checkpoint blockade has shown striking clinical results in different cancer patients. However, a significant inter-individual and inter-tumor variability exists among different cancers. The expression of the toxins granzyme A (GZMA) and perforin 1 (PRF1), secreted by effector cytotoxic T cells and natural killer (NK) cells, were recently used as a denominator of the intratumoral immune cytolytic activity (CYT). These levels are significantly elevated upon CD8+ T-cell activation as well as during a productive clinical response against immune-checkpoint blockade therapies...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Witold Owczarek, Monika Słowińska, Aleksandra Lesiak, Magdalena Ciążyńska, Aldona Maciąg, Elwira Paluchowska, Luiza Marek-Józefowicz, Rafał Czajkowski
Overexpression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is found in many cancers, including those of the head and neck area, non-small-cell lung cancer, and colorectal, cervical, prostate, breast, ovary, stomach, and pancreatic cancer. The EGFR inhibitors are used at present in the treatment of such cancers. Skin lesions that develop during and after cancer treatment may be due to specific cytostatics, molecular-targeted drugs, radiation therapy, complementary therapy, or the cancer itself, and hence knowledge is essential to distinguish between them...
October 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Giovanni Corso, Paolo Veronesi, Giorgia Irene Santomauro, Patrick Maisonneuve, Consuelo Morigi, Giulia Peruzzotti, Mattia Intra, Virgilio Sacchini, Viviana Galimberti
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of second primary non-breast cancer after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and its correlation with clinicopathological features. METHODS: Data from 21,527 patients with primary breast cancer were collected retrospectively in a single cancer centre; 4.1% of the women developed a second non-breast cancer. The most frequently observed second primary tumor affected the digestive tract (27.8%). The frequency of observed cancers was similar to that expected in the general population, excepting for an excess of melanoma [SIR 1...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Crescens Tiu, Annie Wong, Alan Herschtal, Linda Mileshkin
AIM: To characterize the outcomes of patients with nonmelanoma solid tumors receiving anti-PD-1 immunotherapy not funded by the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. METHODS: Medical records of patients with metastatic nonmelanoma tumor diagnoses treated with anti-PD-1 (self-funded pembrolizumab or nivolumab through an access program) from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2016, at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, were retrospectively reviewed. Events after December 31, 2016, were censored...
March 1, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Marta Kinga Lemieszek, Andrzej Stepulak, Katarzyna Sawa-Wejksza, Arkadiusz Czerwonka, Chrysanthy Ikonomidou, Wojciech Rzeski
Regardless of contemporary improvements in cancer treatment, the results of drug treatment are not always efficacious. Thus, the development of novel approaches that affect cancer cell-specific metabolic pathways are needed. Since much evidence has shown that tumor cell proliferation and motility are stimulated by glutamate via activation of its receptors, use of antagonists to these receptors may be the key to control cancer cell progression. Riluzole noncompetitive metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 (mGluR1) antagonist, commonly used to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has shown some antineoplastic properties against melanoma, breast and prostate cancer...
February 28, 2018: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
Ajda Coker Gurkan, Elif Damla Arisan, Pinar Obakan Yerlikaya, Halime Ilhan, Narcin Palavan Unsal
PURPOSE: One of the recently developed polyamine (PA) analogues, N1 ,N11 -diethylnorspermine (DENSpm), has been found to act as an apoptotic inducer in melanoma, breast, prostate and colon cancer cells. Also, its potential to induce autophagy has been established. Unfolded protein responses and starvation of amino acids are known to trigger autophagy. As yet, however, the molecular mechanism underlying PA deficiency-induced autophagy is not fully clarified. Here, we aimed to determine the apoptotic effect of DENSpm after autophagy inhibition by 3-methyladenine (3-MA) or siRNA-mediated Beclin-1 silencing in colon cancer cells...
February 28, 2018: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
Abdullah Al Emran, Diego M Marzese, Dinoop Ravindran Menon, Mitchell S Stark, Joachim Torrano, Heinz Hammerlindl, Gao Zhang, Patricia Brafford, Matthew P Salomon, Nellie Nelson, Sabrina Hammerlindl, Deepesh Gupta, Gordon B Mills, Yiling Lu, Richard A Sturm, Keith Flaherty, Dave S B Hoon, Brian Gabrielli, Meenhard Herlyn, Helmut Schaider
Besides somatic mutations or drug efflux, epigenetic reprogramming can lead to acquired drug resistance. We recently have identified early stress-induced multi-drug tolerant cancer cells termed induced drug-tolerant cells (IDTCs). Here, IDTCs were generated using different types of cancer cell lines; melanoma, lung, breast and colon cancer. A common loss of the H3K4me3 and H3K27me3 and gain of H3K9me3 mark was observed as a significant response to drug exposure or nutrient starvation in IDTCs. These epigenetic changes were reversible upon drug holidays...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Hiroki Arai, Masahito Honda, Takashi Matsumoto, Kyotaro Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Metastatic renal cancers are relatively common. Most are metastases to the renal parenchyma via a hematogenous route and are derived from lung, breast, and gastrointestinal cancer, malignant melanoma, and hematologic malignant cancer. However, little is known about renal capsule metastasis from other cancers. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 71-year-old woman with breast cancer who was treated with endocrine therapy. She presented with gross hematuria and was diagnosed as having right renal pelvic cancer and renal cell cancer...
March 1, 2018: BMC Urology
Carolyn J Kushner, Wei-Ting Hwang, Shiyu Wang, Lawrence J Solin, Neha Vapiwala
PURPOSE: Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or early-stage breast cancer have an excellent prognosis, but their risk of developing second malignant neoplasms (SMNs) is not well established. We analyzed SMNs in a large cohort with long follow-up after breast conservation therapy. METHODS: The study population comprised 755 women with DCIS (n = 135) or stage I-II breast carcinoma (n = 620). Subjects were aged 25-89 (median 55) years when they underwent breast-conserving surgery followed by radiotherapy to the entire breast (60-68Gray) between 1992 and 2001...
February 27, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Rochanawan Sootichote, Peti Thuwajit, Ekapot Singsuksawat, Malee Warnnissorn, Pa-Thai Yenchitsomanus, Suthinee Ithimakin, Jomjit Chantharasamee, Chanitra Thuwajit
BACKGROUND: Paclitaxel (PTX) is a potent anti-cancer drug commonly used for the treatment of advanced breast cancer (BCA) and melanoma. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) promotes the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines associated with cancer chemoresistance. This study aims to explore the effect of TLR4 in PTX resistance in triple-negative BCA and advanced melanoma and the effect of compound A (CpdA) to attenuate this resistance. METHODS: BCA and melanoma cell lines were checked for the response to PTX by cytotoxic assay...
February 27, 2018: BMC Cancer
Zheng Li, Jianxiong Shen, Matthew T V Chan, William Ka Kei Wu
Accumulating evidence from genome-wide analysis and functional studies has begun to unveil the important role of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in cancer development. The lncRNA SPRY4-IT1 is derived from an intron of SPRY4 gene and was originally reported to be upregulated in melanoma in which it functioned as an oncogene. Since this discovery, an increasing number of studies have investigated the expression and function of SPRY4-IT1 in human cancers. Aberrant expression of SPRY4-IT1 has now been documented in different cancer types, including osteosarcoma, breast, renal, oesophageal and prostate cancers...
February 27, 2018: Cell Proliferation
Magdalena M Gilg, Hans-Peter Gröchenig, Andrea Schlemmer, Andreas Eherer, Christoph Högenauer, Cord Langner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is rarely affected by secondary tumors. Patients often present at advanced stage, and prognosis is dismal. This study aimed to analyze clinical, endoscopic and pathological features of secondary tumors that had been diagnosed endoscopically. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective database analysis of 217 patients with secondary tumors of the GIT. Endoscopic findings and histological diagnoses were systematically re-evaluated...
February 21, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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