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Xiaohui Chen, Yujie Deng, Yi Shi, Weifeng Zhu, Yibin Cai, Chunwei Xu, Kunshou Zhu, Xiongwei Zheng, Gang Chen, Qi Xie, Guoxing Weng
Functional inactivation of human runt-related transcription factor 3 (RUNX3) through mutation or epigenetic silencing has been well-documented in many cancerous entities. In addition to gene mutation and promoter hypermethylation, cytoplasmic mislocalization has emerged as another major manifestation of RUNX3 dysfunction in malignancies including breast, colorectal and gastric cancers. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and different RUNX3 expression patterns would have different overall survival (OS), and the associations between different patterns of clinicopathological parameters and clinical outcome...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Gabriele Babini, Jacopo Morini, Sofia Barbieri, Giorgio Baiocco, Giovanni Battista Ivaldi, Marco Liotta, Paola Tabarelli de Fatis, Andrea Ottolenghi
The protocol adopted in this work aims at unraveling how X-rays perturb the functioning of the intestinal barrier, focusing on the interplay between colorectal tumor cells and the immune system. Colorectal carcinoma is among the most common type of cancer, typically treated by surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Advantages of radiotherapy in targeting the tumor are well known. However, even limited exposures of healthy tissues are of great concern, particularly regarding the effects on the intestinal barrier and the immune system...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Harsh Sheth, Emma Northwood, Cornelia M Ulrich, Dominique Scherer, Faye Elliott, Jennifer H Barrett, David Forman, C Roland Wolf, Gillian Smith, Michael S Jackson, Mauro Santibanez-Koref, Robert Haile, Graham Casey, Mark Jenkins, Aung Ko Win, John L Hopper, Loic Le Marchand, Noralane M Lindor, Stephen N Thibodeau, John D Potter, John Burn, D Timothy Bishop
Regular aspirin use is associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Variation in aspirin's chemoprevention efficacy has been attributed to the presence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). We conducted a meta-analysis using two large population-based case-control datasets, the UK-Leeds Colorectal Cancer Study Group and the NIH-Colon Cancer Family Registry, having a combined total of 3325 cases and 2262 controls. The aim was to assess 42 candidate SNPs in 15 genes whose association with colorectal cancer risk was putatively modified by aspirin use, in the literature...
2018: PloS One
W Q Chen, H Li, K X Sun, R S Zheng, S W Zhang, H M Zeng, X N Zou, X Y Gu, J He
Objective: The registration data of local cancer registries in 2014 were collected by National Central Cancer Registry (NCCR)in 2017 to estimate the cancer incidence and mortality in China. Methods: The data submitted from 449 registries were checked and evaluated, and the data of 339 registries out of them were qualified and selected for the final analysis. Cancer incidence and mortality were stratified by area, gender, age group and cancer type, and combined with the population data of 2014 to estimate cancer incidence and mortality in China...
January 23, 2018: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
Zhaokun Yan, Jianyu Feng, Jun Peng, Zijun Lai, Ling Zhang, Yiyi Jin, Hong Yang, Wujin Chen, Jiumao Lin
Hedyotis diffusa Willd (HDW) is a widely used traditional Chinese medicine in clinical therapy to treat various types of cancer, including colorectal cancer (CRC), but its effective polar fractions and functional mechanisms remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to determine the most effective extract of HDW and to investigate its effects on the regulation of CRC cell proliferation and apoptosis, as well as to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms. The results demonstrated that the chloroform extract of HDW (CEHDW) exhibited the most anticancer ability...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
Hai-Ming Chen, Zheng-Quan Lai, Hui-Jun Liao, Jian-Hui Xie, Yan-Fang Xian, Yun-Long Chen, Siu-Po Ip, Zhi-Xiu Lin, Zi-Ren Su
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common and life‑threatening type of malignant cancer, which is associated with a high mortality rate. Cisplatin (CDDP) is a commonly used chemotherapy drug with significant side effects. Brusatol (BR) is one of the principal chemical compounds isolated from the Chinese herb Bruceae Fructus, which has been reported to markedly inhibit the proliferation of numerous cancer cell lines. The present study aimed to investigate the possible synergistic anticancer effects of CDDP combined with BR on CT‑26 cells, and to evaluate the underlying mechanisms of action...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
L Yang, Z Lv, W Xia, W Zhang, Y Xin, H Yuan, Y Chen, X Hu, Y Lv, Q Xu, X Weng, C Ni
PURPOSE: Aspirin could reduce the risk of cancer metastasis. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are a key factor of cancer metastasis, but no evidence has revealed how aspirin affects CTCs and its epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Here, we conducted a clinical trial to investigate how aspirin affects CTCs in metastatic colorectal cancer (MCC) and breast cancer patients (MBC). METHODS: The trial is retrospective registered at (NCT02602938). The eligible patients are given 100 mg aspirin q...
December 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Veronika Hanusova, Lenka Skalova, Vera Kralova, Petra Matouskovs
Colon cancer is the most common type of gastrointestinal cancer. Despite advances during the last two decades, the efficacy of colorectal cancer treatment is still insufficient and new anticancer agents are necessary. In our study, colon cancer cells derived from a primary tumor (SW480) and lymph node metastasis (SW620) from the same patient were used and compared. The effect of FLU on cell adhesion and migration was monitored using the x-CELLigence Real-Time Cell Analysis system. Expressions of molecules involved in adhesion and migration were analyzed using RT-PCR and western blot...
December 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
James W T Toh, Nelson Wang, Christopher J Young, Matthew J F X Rickard, Anil Keshava, Peter Stewart, Viraj Kariyawasam, Rupert Leong
BACKGROUND: Most patients with Crohn's disease still require surgery despite significant advances in medical therapy, surveillance, and management strategies. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess surgical strategies and outcomes in Crohn's disease, including surgical recurrence and emergency surgery. DESIGN: This was a multicenter, retrospective review of a prospectively collected database. SETTINGS: A specialist-referred cohort of patients with Crohn's disease between 1970 and 2009 was studied...
January 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Kati Räsänen, Kien X Dang, Harri Mustonen, Tho H Ho, Susanna Lintula, Hannu Koistinen, Ulf-Håkan Stenman, Caj Haglund, Jakob Stenman
The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway plays a central role in colorectal cancers (CRC). In particular, BRAF V600E-mutant tumors, which represent around 10% of CRCs, are refractory to current therapies. Overexpression and secretion of serine peptidase inhibitor Kazal type 1 (SPINK1) are observed in around 50% of CRCs, and its serum level can be used as a biomarker for poor prognosis. Utilizing a recently developed extendable blocking probe assay, we analyzed the BRAF mutation status in a CRC patient cohort (N = 571) using tissue-derived RNA as the starting material...
February 2018: Molecular Oncology
Qian Yang, Maohui Feng, Xiang Ma, Huachi Li, Wei Xie
The present study aimed to compare gene expression profiles between colorectal cancer and adjacent normal tissues, and to perform a preliminarily analysis of the key genes and underlying molecular mechanisms implicated in colorectal cancer development. Gene expression microarray chips were used to screen genes that were differently expressed between colorectal cancer and adjacent normal tissues. Approximately 1,183 genes were differentially expressed in cancer tissues compared with adjacent normal tissues (P≤0...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
Lina Qiao, Jianbao Zheng, Xianzhen Jin, Guangbing Wei, Guanghui Wang, Xuejun Sun, Xuqi Li
Tumor cell invasion and metastasis are important processes in colorectal cancer that exert negative effects on patient outcomes; consequently, a prominent topic in the field of colorectal cancer study is the identification of safe and affordable anticancer drugs against cell invasion and metastasis, with limited side effects. Ginkgolic acid is a phenolic acid extracted from ginkgo fruit, ginkgo exotesta and ginkgo leaves. Previous studies have indicated that ginkgolic acid inhibits tumor growth and invasion in a number of types of cancer; however, limited studies have considered the effects of ginkgolic acid on colon cancer...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
Mahdieh Nejadtaghi, Hamideh Jafari, Effat Farrokhi, Keihan Ghatreh Samani
Familial Colorectal Cancer Type X (FCCTX) is a type of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer in accordance to Amsterdam criteria-1 for Lynch syndrome, with no related mutation in mismatch repair gene. FCCTX is microsatellite stable and is accounted for 40% of families with Amsterdam criteria-1 with a high age of onset. Thus, the carcinogenesis of FCCTX is different compared to Lynch syndrome. In addition to the microsatellite stability and the presence of less predominant tumors in proximal colon, various clinical features have also been associated with FCCTX in comparison with Lynch syndrome such as no increased risk of extra-colonic cancers, older age of diagnosis and higher adenoma/carcinoma rate...
November 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
Diana Bregner Zetner, Marie Luise Bisgaard
The genetic background is unknown for the 50-60% of the HNPCC families, who fulfill the Amsterdam criteria, but do not have a mutation in an MMR gene, and is referred to as FCCTX. This study reviews the clinical, morphological and molecular characteristics of FCCTX, and discusses the molecular genetic methods used to localize new FCCTX genes, along with an overview of the genes and chromosomal areas that possibly relate to FCCTX. FCCTX is a heterogeneous group, mainly comprising cases caused by single high-penetrance genes, or by multiple low-penetrance genes acting together, and sporadic CRC cases...
August 2017: Current Genomics
S-H Chen, X Gong, Y Zhang, R D Van Horn, T Yin, L Huber, T F Burke, J Manro, P W Iversen, W Wu, S V Bhagwat, R P Beckmann, R V Tiu, S G Buchanan, S-B Peng
KRAS, NRAS and BRAF mutations are among the most important oncogenic drivers in many major cancer types, such as melanoma, lung, colorectal and pancreatic cancer. There is currently no effective therapy for the treatment of RAS mutant cancers. LY3009120, a pan-RAF and RAF dimer inhibitor advanced to clinical study has been shown to inhibit both RAS and BRAF mutant cell proliferation in vitro and xenograft tumor growth in vivo. Abemaciclib, a CDK4/6-selective inhibitor, is currently in phase III studies for ER-positive breast cancer and KRAS mutant lung cancer...
October 23, 2017: Oncogene
Ashish Kumar Agrahari, P Sneha, C George Priya Doss, R Siva, Hatem Zayed
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is one of the most commonly inherited congenital neurological disorders, affecting approximately 1 in 2500 in the US. About 80 genes were found to be in association with CMT. The phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate synthetase 1 (PRPS1) is an essential enzyme in the primary stage of de novo and salvage nucleotide synthesis. The mutations in the PRPS1 gene leads to X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy type 5 (CMTX5), PRS super activity, Arts syndrome, X-linked deafness-1, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer...
October 18, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
Lukas Krbal, Jiri Soukup, Stanislav John, Veronika Hanusova
BACKGROUND: Colorectal carcinoma is one of the most common malignancies in western countries. Among different approaches to its research, primary cancer cell lines can play an important role. AIM: The main purposes of this study were: 1) to establish an effective and reproducible method of colorectal cancer cell isolation and cultivation from primary tumours and lymph node metastases and 2) to elucidate the biological features of the tumours favouring successful cell cultivation...
October 17, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Mehrdad Zeinalian, Mahdi Hadian, Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Rasoul Salehi, Mohammad Hassan Emami
Background: Familial colorectal cancer type X (FCCX) is a subtype of mismatch repair (MMR)-proficient colorectal cancerin which the patients are clinically at risk for Lynch syndrome (LS), a common hereditary cancer predisposing syndrome. In this study, we described a new clinicopathological feature of the condition in central Iran. Materials and Methods: We designed a descriptive, retrospective study to screenat-risk colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, using Amsterdam II criteria and Molecular analysis in Isfahan (central Iran) throughout 2000-2013 period...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
Lorena Martín-Morales, Michal Feldman, Zlata Vershinin, Pilar Garre, Trinidad Caldés, Dan Levy
Familiar colorectal cancer type X (FCCTX) comprises families that fulfill the Amsterdam criteria for hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer, but that lack the mismatch repair deficiency that defines the Lynch syndrome. Thus, the genetic cause that increases the predisposition to colorectal and other related cancers in families with FCCTX remains to be elucidated. Using whole-exome sequencing, we have identified a truncating mutation in the SETD6 gene (c.791_792insA, p.Met264IlefsTer3) in all the affected members of a FCCTX family...
November 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
Caixuan Fu, Jianfeng Chu, Aling Shen, Liya Liu, Hongwei Chen, Jiumao Lin, Thomas J Sferra, Youqin Chen, Jun Peng
Chemotherapeutic agents, including 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), frequently cause intestinal mucositis as a side effect, leading to life quality reduction in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients and interruption of CRC treatment. Traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) have recently received attention due to their relatively few adverse effects. Pien Tze Huang (PZH), a well-known TCM formulation first documented to have been prescribed >450 years ago, has been demonstrated to be clinically effective in treating various types of cancer including CRC...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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