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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241093/phase-1-2-study-of-immunotherapy-with-dendritic-cells-pulsed-with-autologous-tumor-lysate-in-patients-with-refractory-bone-and-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Shinji Miwa, Hideji Nishida, Yoshikazu Tanzawa, Akihiko Takeuchi, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Norio Yamamoto, Eishiro Mizukoshi, Yasunari Nakamoto, Shuichi Kaneko, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
BACKGROUND: There are limited options for the curative treatment of refractory bone and soft tissue sarcomas. The purpose of this phase 1/2 study was to assess the immunological and clinical effects of dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with autologous tumor lysate (TL) in patients with advanced bone and soft tissue sarcomas. METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with metastatic or recurrent sarcomas were enrolled in this study. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained from the patients were suspended in media containing interleukin 4 (IL-4) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor...
February 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240672/transient-osteoporosis-of-the-hip-on-fdg-pet-ct
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Gary A Ulaner, Peter Sawan
Transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) is characterized by bone pain, osteopenia, and bone marrow edema in the absence of trauma. We present a 59-year-old man with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who underwent F-FDG PET/CT. F-FDG PET/CT demonstrated mildly FDG-avid lymph nodes consistent for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, as well as FDG-avidity in the right femoral head with corresponding osteopenia, rather than a focal lytic lesion. MR demonstrated bone marrow edema consistent with TOH. TOH is benign and self-limiting...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240050/ldoc1-regulates-wnt5a-expression-and-osteosarcoma-cell-metastasis-and-is-correlated-with-the-survival-of-osteosarcoma-patients
#3
Bi-Cheng Yong, Jin-Chang Lu, Xian-Biao Xie, Qiao Su, Ping-Xian Tan, Qing-Lian Tang, Jing Wang, Gang Huang, Ju Han, Hong-Wen Xu, Jing-Nan Shen
Osteosarcomas are common bone malignancies in children and adolescents. LDOC1 (leucine zipper, down-regulated in cancer 1), a tumor suppressor, is down-regulated in many cancers. In this study, we investigated the role of LDOC1 in tumor metastasis and its prognostic significance in osteosarcomas. We established osteosarcoma cells stably expressing LDOC1, driven by an HIV-based lentiviral system. We investigated the impact of LDOC1 on migration and invasion abilities in these cells using a transwell assay. LDOC1-associated changes in expression of metastasis-promoting genes were analyzed with a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction primer array...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240048/granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-increases-tumor-growth-and-angiogenesis-directly-by-promoting-endothelial-cell-function-and-indirectly-by-enhancing-the-mobilization-and-recruitment-of-proangiogenic-granulocytes
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Qiaowei Zheng, Xueqian Li, Xiaoliang Cheng, Ting Cui, Yingcheng Zhuo, Wenbin Ma, Xue Zhao, Peipei Zhao, Xuanlin Liu, Weiyi Feng
Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor has been widely used as an adjuvant therapy for cancer patients exhibiting myelosuppression induced by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. However, the effects of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor on tumor growth, as well as its precise mechanism, are still controversial due to inconsistent evidence. This study investigated the effect of exogenous granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor on the growth of B16 melanoma, S180 sarcoma, and U14 cervical carcinoma in mice...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239957/activating-transcription-factor-3-promotes-malignance-of-lung-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Xuebing Li, Xuexia Zhou, Yongwen Li, Lingling Zu, Hongli Pan, Boning Liu, Wang Shen, Yaguang Fan, Qinghua Zhou
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer remains the most common cause of cancer-related death, with high rates of recurrence and poor outcomes. An abnormally high expression of activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) in various cancers suggests an oncogenic role; however, its function in lung cancer is largely unknown. METHODS: Sixty-four pairs of lung cancer tissues were collected for ATF3 expression analysis by quantitative real-time PCR, immunoblotting, and immunohistochemistry staining...
February 27, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239202/increased-zinc-accumulation-in-mineralized-osteosarcoma-tissue-measured-by-confocal-synchrotron-radiation-micro-x-ray-fluorescence-analysis
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Mirjam Rauwolf, Bernhard Pemmer, Andreas Roschger, Anna Turyanskaya, Stephan Smolek, Angelika Maderitsch, Peter Hischenhuber, Martin Foelser, Rolf Simon, Susanna Lang, Stephan E Puchner, Reinhard Windhager, Klaus Klaushofer, Peter Wobrauschek, Jochen G Hofstaetter, Paul Roschger, Christina Streli
Abnormal tissue levels of certain trace elements such as zinc (Zn) were reported in various types of cancer. Little is known about the role of Zn in osteosarcoma. Using confocal synchrotron radiation micro X-ray fluorescence analysis, we characterized the spatial distribution of Zn in high-grade sclerosing osteosarcoma of nine patients (four women/five men; seven knee/one humerus/one femur) following chemotherapy and wide surgical resection. Levels were compared with adjacent normal tissue. Quantitative backscattered electron imaging as well as histological examinations was also performed...
January 2017: X-Ray Spectrometry: XRS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238093/role-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-caspase-3-in-cystogenesis-of-odontogenic-cysts-and-tumors
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Natacha M M da Costa, Adriane S de Siqueira, André L R Ribeiro, Maria S da Silva Kataoka, Ruy G Jaeger, Sérgio M de Alves-Júnior, Andrew M Smith, João de Jesus Viana Pinheiro
OBJECTIVES: Odontogenic cysts and tumors are the most relevant lesions that affect the gnathic bones. These lesions have in common the formation of cystic areas and this common feature may suggest involvement of similar mechanisms. The hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α), a responsive protein to hypoxia and caspase-3, an irreversible apoptosis marker, may contribute to cyst formation. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the immunoexpression of these proteins in odontogenic cysts and tumors...
February 25, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238012/two-revision-surgeries-on-cemented-custom-made-tumor-prostheses
#8
Yukihiro Yoshida, Yuki Okamura, Mamoru Akita, Masashi Taniguchi, Toshio Kojima, Eiji Osaka, Yasuaki Tokuhashi
We performed revision surgery in 2 patients for stem fracture of a cemented tumor prosthesis that occurred more than 25 years after the initial surgery. For revision, the global modular replacement system (GMRS) was used. However, as bone cement in the bone could not be adequately removed, stems with respective diameters of 11 and 12.5 mm were used. In revision surgery for cemented tumor prostheses, adequate removal of residual bone cement is optimal. However, when there is a risk of fracture, it may be appropriate to insert a thicker stem after reaming the femoral canal as much as possible, and then fix the stem using the cement-in-cement method...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237182/correlation-of-c-met-expression-and-outcome-in-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-sunitinib
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Katriina Johanna Peltola, Patrick Penttilä, Juhana Rautiola, Heikki Joensuu, Erkki Hänninen, Ari Ristimäki, Petri Bono
BACKGROUND: Treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) has improved substantially since the introduction of targeted therapies, but no predictive biomarkers are available. The proto-oncogene c-Met is involved in tumor angiogenesis, development, and metastasis. The main objective was to evaluate c-Met expression in sunitinib-treated patients with mRCC, including patients with bone metastases. METHODS: c-Met expression was analyzed from 137 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor samples using a validated immunostaining protocol...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237093/mir-26a-enhances-invasive-capacity-by-suppressing-gsk3%C3%AE-in-human-lung-cancer-cells
#10
Gaoyang Lin, Boning Liu, Zhaowei Meng, Yunde Liu, Xuebing Li, Xiang Wu, Qinghua Zhou, Ke Xu
Lung cancer is the common cause of death from cancer, and most lung cancer patients die of metastasis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) function as either oncogenes or tumor suppressors, playing crucial role not only in tumorigenesis, but also in tumor invasion and metastasis. There are several studies showed that miR-26a is involved in carcinogenesis, however, its role in tumor metastasis need to be elucidated. In this study, we showed that ectopic expression of miR-26a enhanced migration and invasion of lung cancer cells...
February 21, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236789/ph-and-redox-dual-responsive-multifunctional-gene-delivery-with-enhanced-capability-of-transporting-dna-into-the-nucleus
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Zhe Yang, Yingqin Li, Jinbiao Gao, Zhong Cao, Qing Jiang, Jie Liu
Stimuli-responsive gene delivery vectors based on physiologically triggered structure changing have been recently recognized as a new therapeutic agent for their excellent performance in vivo. Herein, we present an intelligent gene delivery system based on the octa-arginine peptides (R8)-conjugated polyamino acid derivatives noted as PPCRC (PVIm-(PAsp-Cystamine-R8)-Cholesteryl), which processed pH responsive, surface charge-switching, intracellular redox-responsive and enhanced nucleus import of gene together...
February 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236573/modifying-antigen-encapsulating-liposomes-with-kala-facilitates-mhc-class-i-antigen-presentation-and-enhances-anti-tumor-effects
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Naoya Miura, Hidetaka Akita, Naho Tateshita, Takashi Nakamura, Hideyoshi Harashima
For a successful anti-cancer vaccine, antigen presentation on the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I is a requirement. To accomplish this, an antigen must be delivered to the cytoplasm by overcoming the endosome/lysosome. We previously reported that a lipid nanoparticle modified with a KALA peptide (WEAKLAKALAKALAKHLAKALAKALKA), an α-helical cationic peptide, permits the encapsulated pDNA to be efficiently delivered to the cytoplasm in bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs). Herein, we report on the use of KALA-modified liposomes as an antigen carrier, in an attempt to induce potent antigen-specific cellular immunity...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235992/misdiagnosis-of-cystic-tuberculosis-of-the-olecranon
#13
Conglin Ye, Xiaoquan Hu, Xiaolong Yu, Jin Zeng, Min Dai
Osteoarticular tuberculosis accounts for only 1-2% of all cases of tuberculosis, and tuberculosis of the olecranon is extremely rare. In the present study, we describe a case of a 54-year-old woman with cystic tuberculosis of the olecranon, which was initially misdiagnosed as a malignant tumor. The patient subsequently underwent regular antituberculosis treatment and autogenous bone graft, which resulted in relief of all symptoms.
February 24, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235764/cellular-and-molecular-identity-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-in-glioblastoma
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Zhihong Chen, Xi Feng, Cameron J Herting, Virginia Alvarez Garcia, Kai Nie, Winnie W Pong, Rikke Rasmussen, Bhakti Dwivedi, Sandra Seby, Susanne A Wolf, David H Gutmann, Dolores Hambardzumyan
In glioblastoma (GBM), tumor--associated macrophages (TAM) represent up to one half of the cells of the tumor mass, including both infiltrating macrophages and resident brain microglia. In an effort to delineate the temporal and spatial dynamics of TAM composition during gliomagenesis, we employed two genetically engineered mouse models where oncogenic drivers and fluorescent reporters were expressed coordinately under the control of the monocyte/microglia--selective Cx3cr1 or Ccr2 promoters, respectively. Using this approach, we demonstrated that CX3CR1LoCCR2Hi monocytes were recruited to the glioblastoma, where they transitioned to CX3CR1HiCCR2Lo macrophages and CX3CR1HiCCR2- microglia--like cells...
February 24, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235628/denosumab-treated-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone-its-histologic-spectrum-and-potential-diagnostic-pitfalls
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Pablo Daniel Roitman, Federico Jauk, Germán Luis Farfalli, José Ignacio Albergo, Luis Alberto Aponte-Tinao
Giant cell tumor of bone (GCT) is a locally aggressive, rarely metastasizing primary bone neoplasm that occurs most frequently in the epiphysis of long bones of young adults. It is composed of round, oval or elongated mononuclear cells admixed with osteoclast-like giant cells that express receptor activator of nuclear factor- қB (RANK). The mononuclear stromal cells express RANK ligand (RANKL), a mediator of osteoclast activation. Denosumab, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits RANKL reducing tumor-associated bone lysis, has been used to treat selected cases of GCT...
February 21, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231291/osteosarcoma-cell-proliferation-and-survival-requires-mglur5-receptor-activity-and-is-blocked-by-riluzole
#16
Sally Liao, Yuleisy Ruiz, Hira Gulzar, Zarina Yelskaya, Lyes Ait Taouit, Murielle Houssou, Trisha Jaikaran, Yuriy Schvarts, Kristina Kozlitina, Upal Basu-Roy, Alka Mansukhani, Shahana S Mahajan
Osteosarcomas are malignant tumors of bone, most commonly seen in children and adolescents. Despite advances in modern medicine, the poor survival rate of metastatic osteosarcoma has not improved in two decades. In the present study we have investigated the effect of Riluzole on a human and mouse metastatic osteosarcoma cells. We show that LM7 cells secrete glutamate in the media and that mGluR5 receptors are required for the proliferation of LM7 cells. Riluzole, which is known to inhibit glutamate release, inhibits proliferation, induces apoptosis and prevents migration of LM7 cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230588/how-to-expose-the-entire-sella-floor-with-minimal-manipulation-during-an-endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-approach
#17
Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Yong Jin Park, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Boo-Young Kim, Sung Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: A method of opening the posterior ethmoid air cells with minimal manipulation is important for adequate exposure of the sella floor and minimal nasal morbidity. METHODS: Between February 2009 and August 2016, 373 patients with skull-base tumors underwent surgery via endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach with the 2-nostrils/4-hands technique using this technique. RESULTS: A linear incision was made laterally toward one-third of the superior turbinate along the superior border of the sphenoid sinus ostium...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230015/screening-of-gene-mutations-associated-with-bone-metastasis-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Kun Zhang, Min Zhang, Jinlong Zhu, Wang Hong
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the gene mutation of advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with bone metastasis using next-generation sequencing (NGS), and screen for the driver genes which are associated with bone metastasis of lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight clinicopathologic samples from advanced NSCLC combined with bone metastasis patients were collected. Exome sequencing was conducted within 483 tumor-associated genes using Hiseq 2000_PE75 NGS platform...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229035/imaging-and-outcomes-for-a-new-entity-low-grade-sinonasal-sarcoma-with-neural-and-myogenic-features
#19
Richard B Cannon, Richard H Wiggins, Benjamin L Witt, Yusuf Dundar, Tawni M Johnston, Jason P Hunt
Objectives Low-grade sinonasal sarcoma with neural and myogenic features (LGSSNMF) is a new, rare tumor. Our goal is to describe the imaging characteristics and surgical outcomes of this unique skull base malignancy. Design Retrospective case series. Setting Academic medical center. Participants There were three patients who met inclusion criteria with a confirmed LGSSNMF. Main Outcome Measures Imaging and histopathological characteristics, treatments, survival and recurrence outcomes, complications, morbidity, and mortality...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228384/impact-of-disseminated-neuroblastoma-cells-on-the-identification-of-the-relapse-seeding-clone
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M Reza Abbasi, Fikret Rifatbegovic, Clemens Brunner, Georg Mann, Andrea Ziegler, Ulrike Pötschger, Roman Crazzolara, Marek Ussowicz, Martin Benesch, Georg Ebetsberger-Dachs, Godfrey Chi-Fung Chan, Neil Jones, Ruth Ladenstein, Inge M Ambros, Peter F Ambros
PURPOSE: Tumor relapse is the most frequent cause of death in stage 4 neuroblastomas. Since genomic information on the relapse precursor cells could guide targeted therapy, our aim was to find the most appropriate tissue for identifying relapse-seeding clones. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We analyzed 10 geographically and temporally separated samples of a single patient by SNP array and validated the data in 154 stage 4 patients. RESULTS: In the case study, aberrations unique to certain tissues and time points were evident besides concordant aberrations shared by all samples...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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