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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676354/diagnostic-and-prognostic-impact-of-mucin-1-6-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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William Sterlacci, Michael Fiegl, Lothar Veits, Alexandar Tzankov
Background: The prognostic significance and clinico-pathological characterization of mucin (MUC) expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is controversial and little studied. Aims: This study aims at elucidating this issue on the largest and most detailed cohort so far. Settings and Design: We examined the expression of MUC 1, 2, 4, 5AC and 6 on 371, well documented, surgically resected NSCLC cases. Materials and Methods: Immunohistochemical results were correlated with several of our previously studied, relevant parameters on this cohort including a follow-up period of up to 20 years...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675349/primary-ductal-adenocarcinoma-of-lacrimal-gland-two-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Hsin-Yu Yang, Cheng-Hsien Wu, Chieh-Chih Tsai, Wei-Kuang Yu, Shu-Ching Kao, Catherine Jui-Ling Liu
A 64-year-old male presented with progressive proptosis of the left eye for 3 months. Orbital computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a 3.9 cm infiltrative mass over the superotemporal quadrant of the left orbit. Pathology of biopsy revealed a ductal adenocarcinoma of lacrimal gland with positive immunohistochemical staining for androgen receptor (AR), cytokeratin-7 (CK7), and gross cystic disease fluid protein 15 (GCDFP-15). The patient received orbital exenteration and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy. No recurrence or metastasis was noted 27 months after treatment...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674627/ciap1-regulates-the-egfr-snai2-axis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Maria Teresa Majorini, Giacomo Manenti, Miguel Mano, Loris De Cecco, Annalisa Conti, Patrizia Pinciroli, Enrico Fontanella, Elda Tagliabue, Claudia Chiodoni, Mario Paolo Colombo, Domenico Delia, Daniele Lecis
Inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) proteins constitute a family of conserved molecules that regulate both apoptosis and receptor signaling. They are often deregulated in cancer cells and represent potential targets for therapy. In our work, we investigated the effect of IAP inhibition in vivo to identify novel downstream genes expressed in an IAP-dependent manner that could contribute to cancer aggressiveness. To this end, immunocompromised mice engrafted subcutaneously with the triple-negative breast cancer MDA-MB231 cell line were treated with SM83, a Smac mimetic that acts as a pan-IAP inhibitor, and tumor nodules were profiled for gene expression...
April 19, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674428/optimising-endocrine-therapy-in-postmenopausal-women-with-advanced-breast-cancer
#4
Thomas Ho Lai Yau, Kl Cheung
Hormone receptor-positive breast cancer is commonly treated with endocrine therapy; however, overtime cancer cells can develop endocrine resistance. This review aims to document combination therapy and sequential therapy in the use of endocrine agents and targeted agents. By conducting two systematic searches using 4 databases: Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Web of Science. A total of 26 studies that covered combination therapy were obtained and included for the review. 14 were phase III documenting combinations of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K), vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), and cyclin dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) inhibitors...
April 19, 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673456/-intracerebroventricular-injection-of-mir-7-inhibits-secondary-brain-injury-induced-by-intracerebral-hemorrhage-via-egfr-stat3-pathway-in-rats
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Hong Qian, Ke Hu, Ming Xie, Heng Wu, Wenjun Li, Bin Wu, Rongyong Man, Meng Nie
Objective To observe the effects of microRNA-7 (miR-7) on intracerebral hemorrhage-induced brain injury in rats and explore the underlying mechanism. Methods Seventy-five SD rats were used to establish intracerebral hemorrhage model through injection of VII collagenase into the pallidum. These rats were then divided into control, miR-7 agomir, agomir control, miR-7 antagomir and antagomir control groups, containing 15 animals in each group. On day 2 after modeling, rats were injected with 10 μL of physiological saline, miR-7 agomir, agomir control, miR-7 antagomir and antagomir control via the lateral ventricle, respectively...
February 2018: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673111/comparison-of-epidemiological-features-clinicopathological-features-and-treatments-between-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-female-breast-cancer-patients-in-western-china-a-retrospective-multicenter-study-of-15-389-female-patients
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REVIEW
Fan Feng, Yuxian Wei, Ke Zheng, Yujing Li, Lu Zhang, Tielin Wang, Yanli Zhang, Hongyuan Li, Guosheng Ren, Fan Li
Premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancers are considered different types. Thus, this study aimed to explore differences in risk factors, epidemiological features, clinicopathological features, and treatment modes of premenopausal breast cancer compared to postmenopausal patients in western China. This was a hospital-based, retrospective, multicenter epidemiological study of patients with breast cancer. Using the Western China Clinical Cooperation Group database, we obtained the records of 15,389 female breast cancers between January 2010 and April 2017...
April 19, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673110/programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-in-gastric-cancer-correlation-with-mismatch-repair-deficiency-and-her2-negative-status
#7
Lei Wang, Qiongyan Zhang, Shujuan Ni, Cong Tan, Xu Cai, Dan Huang, Weiqi Sheng
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignancies. Immunotherapy is a promising targeted treatment. The immune regulatory programmed death-1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) axis has been used as a checkpoint target for immunotherapy. Currently, considerable discrepancies exist concerning the expression status of PD-L1 and its prognostic value in GC. We aimed to evaluate the expression rates of PD-L1 in GC, and further assess its relationship with mismatch repair (MMR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status...
April 19, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671943/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-the-context-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibition-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Giuseppe Bronte, Sara Bravaccini, Enrico Bronte, Marco Angelo Burgio, Christian Rolfo, Angelo Delmonte, Lucio Crinò
The identification of oncogenic driver mutations in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has led to the development of targeted drugs. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) directed against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) target lung tumours bearing EGFR-activating mutations. This new therapeutic strategy has greatly improved tumour response rates. However, drug resistance invariably occurs during TKI-based treatment. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is one of the resistance mechanisms identified in EGFR-mutated NSCLC treated with TKIs...
April 19, 2018: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670855/current-therapies-for-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Alexey A Larionov
The median survival of patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) has more than doubled, since the discovery of HER2-targeted treatments: it rose from less than 2 years in 2001 (prior introduction of trastuzumab) to more than 4 years in 2017. The initial generation of HER2-targeted therapies included trastuzumab with taxanes in the first line, followed by the addition of lapatinib and by a switch to another cytotoxic agent after progression. Results of CLEOPATRA, EMILIA, and TH3RESA trials have changed this clinical practice...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670669/human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-status-in-gastric-carcinomas-with-distinctive-prevalent-cribriform-component
#10
Antonio Ieni, Giuseppe Angelico, Valeria Barresi, Giuseppe Giuffrè, Francesco Arena, Rosario Alberto Caruso, Giovanni Tuccari
Objectives: A cribriform architectural pattern has been reported in 9% of one unselected consecutively collected series of gastric carcinomas (GC) with unfavourable prognostic outcome. Taking into consideration the biological relevance of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status, we have analyzed a cohort of GC with a cribriform component more than 40% (CGC) to evaluate the HER2 amplification rate as a potential target for therapy with trastuzumab. Results: HER2 overexpression was encountered in 21 of 100 (21%) GC; a progressive increase in HER2 amplification was appreciated moving from non-CGC (20...
2018: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669810/structural-insights-into-the-mechanism-of-action-of-a-biparatopic-anti-her2-antibody
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Vaheh Oganesyan, Li Peng, Jared S Bee, John Li, Samuel R Perry, Frank Comer, Linda Xu, Kimberly Cook, Kannaki Senthil, Lori Clarke, Kim Rosenthal, Chanshou Gao, Melissa Damschroder, Herren Wu, William F Dall'Acqua
Pathways of human EGF receptors are activated upon ligand dependent or independent homo or heterodimerization and their subsequent transphosphorylation. Overexpression of these receptors positively correlates with transphosphorylation rates and increased tumor growth rates. MEDI4276, an anti human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) biparatopic antibody drug conjugate, has two paratopes within each of antibody arms. One, 39S, is aiming at the HER2 site involved in receptor dimerization and the second, single chain fragment (scFv) mimicking trastuzumab...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668686/a-noncanonical-role-for-dynamin-1-in-regulating-early-stages-of-clathrin-mediated-endocytosis-in-non-neuronal-cells
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Saipraveen Srinivasan, Christoph J Burckhardt, Madhura Bhave, Zhiming Chen, Ping-Hung Chen, Xinxin Wang, Gaudenz Danuser, Sandra L Schmid
Dynamin Guanosine Triphosphate hydrolases (GTPases) are best studied for their role in the terminal membrane fission process of clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME), but they have also been proposed to regulate earlier stages of CME. Although highly enriched in neurons, dynamin-1 (Dyn1) is, in fact, widely expressed along with Dyn2 but inactivated in non-neuronal cells via phosphorylation by glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta (GSK3β) kinase. Here, we study the differential, isoform-specific functions of Dyn1 and Dyn2 as regulators of CME...
April 18, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668619/gefitinib-provides-similar-effectiveness-and-improved-safety-than-erlotinib-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Wenxiong Zhang, Yiping Wei, Dongliang Yu, Jianjun Xu, Jinhua Peng
BACKGROUND: The epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors gefitinib and erlotinib are effective for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This meta-analysis compared their effectiveness and safety. METHODS: We searched systematically in PubMed, ScienceDirect, The Cochrane Library, Scopus, Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Google Scholar for relevant clinical trials regarding gefitinib versus erlotinib for NSCLC. Antitumor effectiveness (overall survival [OS], progression-free survival [PFS], objective response rate [ORR] and disease control rate [DCR]) and adverse effects [AEs]) were assessed...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667116/intraoperative-pancreatic-cancer-detection-using-tumor-specific-multimodality-molecular-imaging
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Willemieke S Tummers, Sarah E Miller, Nutte T Teraphongphom, Adam Gomez, Idan Steinberg, David M Huland, Steve Hong, Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli, Alifia Hasan, Robert Ertsey, Bert A Bonsing, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, Rutger-Jan Swijnenburg, Teri A Longacre, George A Fisher, Sanjiv S Gambhir, George A Poultsides, Eben L Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Operative management of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is complicated by several key decisions during the procedure. Identification of metastatic disease at the outset and, when none is found, complete (R0) resection of primary tumor are key to optimizing clinical outcomes. The use of tumor-targeted molecular imaging, based on photoacoustic and fluorescence optical imaging, can provide crucial information to the surgeon. The first-in-human use of multimodality molecular imaging for intraoperative detection of pancreatic cancer is reported using cetuximab-IRDye800, a near-infrared fluorescent agent that binds to epidermal growth factor receptor...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666409/exposure-to-phthalate-an-endocrine-disrupting-chemical-alters-the-first-trimester-placental-methylome-and-transcriptome-in-women
#15
N M Grindler, L Vanderlinden, R Karthikraj, K Kannan, S Teal, A J Polotsky, T L Powell, I V Yang, T Jansson
Phthalates are known endocrine disruptors and associated with decreased fecundity, pregnancy loss, and adverse obstetrical outcomes, however the underlying mechanisms remain to be established. Environmental factors can influence gene expression and cell function by modifying epigenetic marks, impacting the developing embryo as well as future generations of offspring. The impact of phthalates on placental gene methylation and expression is largely unknown. We studied the effect of maternal phthalate exposure on the human placental DNA methylome and transcriptome...
April 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665663/-analysis-of-neoadjuvant-docetaxel-carboplatin-and-trastuzumab-tch-in-her-2-positive-breast-cancer
#16
L Xu, J M Ye, S N Zhu, J Y Zhao, L Xin, Y J Cheng, Q Liu, H Zhang, S Zhang, X N Duan, Y H Liu
Objective: To analyze docetaxel (T) and carboplatin (C) combined with trastuzumab (H) -TCH regimen as neoadjuvant systemic therapy in early breast cancer patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) positive. Methods: From January 2008 to December 2014, the data of patients diagnosed as early breast cancer in Breast Disease Center of Peking University First Hospital were retrospective reviewed. The data of patients with HER-2 positive conducted TCH neoadjuvant therapy and surgery, and with the complete clinicopathological information were analyzed...
March 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665393/comparative-experimental-theoretical-studies-on-the-egfr-dimerization-under-the-effect-of-egf-egf-analogues-binding-highlighting-the-importance-of-egf-egfr-interactions-at-site-iii-interface
#17
Masomeh Mehrabi, Hamid Mahdiuni, Hassan Rasouli, Kamran Mansouri, Mohsen Shahlaie, Reza Khodarahmi
Epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) and their cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases play significant roles in cell proliferation and signaling. All the members of the EGFR/ErbB family are primary goals for cancer therapy, particularly for tumors of breast, cervix, ovaries, kidney, esophagus, prostate and non-small-cell lung carcinoma and head and neck tumors. However, the therapeutic ability of accessible anti-ErbB agents is limited. Therefore, recognizing EGF analogues or small organic molecules with high affinity for the extracellular domain of the EGFR is a critical target on cancer research...
April 14, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665129/overexpression-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-and-its-downstream-effector-focal-adhesion-kinase-correlates-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-progression
#18
Sonja Šelemetjev, Aleksandar Bartolome, Tijana Išić Denčić, Ilona Đorić, Ivan Paunović, Svetislav Tatić, Dubravka Cvejić
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and its downstream effector, focal adhesion kinase (FAK), have been shown to be overexpressed frequently in human malignancies and implicated in tumour aggressiveness. We aimed to investigate the relationship between EGFR and FAK expression and their possible correlation with the clinical phenotype of patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Expression profiles of EGFR and FAK were analysed in PTC tissue samples (n = 104) by immunohistochemistry and Western blotting...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665100/accuracy-of-ultrasound-for-preoperative-assessment-of-tumor-size-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer-is-it-affected-by-the-background-parenchymal-echotexture
#19
Kyung Hee Ko, Eun Ju Son, In Wha Kim
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of the background parenchymal echotexture on the accuracy of tumor size estimation using breast ultrasound (US). METHODS: A total of 140 women with newly diagnosed invasive breast cancer from January 2014 to December 2015 were enrolled in this study. Two radiologists retrospectively reviewed US images in consensus for background parenchymal echotexture interpretation. The maximum tumor diameter from static images was recorded. Tumor size measurements were considered as having agreement with histologic results if they were within ±5 mm compared to the pathologic size...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664714/randomized-phase-ii-trial-of-fulvestrant-plus-everolimus-or-placebo-in-postmenopausal-women-with-hormone-receptor-positive-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer-resistant-to-aromatase-inhibitor-therapy-results-of-pre0102
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Noah Kornblum, Fengmin Zhao, Judith Manola, Paula Klein, Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, Adam Brufsky, Phillip J Stella, Brian Burnette, Melinda Telli, Della F Makower, Puneet Cheema, Cristina I Truica, Antonio C Wolff, Gamini S Soori, Barbara Haley, Timothy R Wassenaar, Lori J Goldstein, Kathy D Miller, Joseph A Sparano
Purpose The mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor everolimus targets aberrant signaling through the PI3K/AKT/mammalian target of rapamycin pathway, a mechanism of resistance to anti-estrogen therapy in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. We hypothesized that everolimus plus the selective ER downregulator fulvestrant would be more efficacious than fulvestrant alone in ER-positive metastatic breast cancer resistant to aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy. Patients and Methods This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase II study included 131 postmenopausal women with ER-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative, AI-resistant metastatic breast cancer randomly assigned to fulvestrant (500 mg days 1 and 15 of cycle 1, then day 1 of cycles 2 and beyond) plus everolimus or placebo...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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