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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732024/4-nitrophenylsulfonyl-piperazines-mitigate-radiation-damage-to-multiple-tissues
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Ewa D Micewicz, Kwanghee Kim, Keisuke S Iwamoto, Josephine A Ratikan, Genhong Cheng, Gayle M Boxx, Robert D Damoiseaux, Julian P Whitelegge, Piotr Ruchala, Christine Nguyen, Prabhat Purbey, Joseph Loo, Gang Deng, Michael E Jung, James W Sayre, Andrew J Norris, Dörthe Schaue, William H McBride
Our ability to use ionizing radiation as an energy source, as a therapeutic agent, and, unfortunately, as a weapon, has evolved tremendously over the past 120 years, yet our tool box to handle the consequences of accidental and unwanted radiation exposure remains very limited. We have identified a novel group of small molecule compounds with a 4-nitrophenylsulfonamide (NPS) backbone in common that dramatically decrease mortality from the hematopoietic acute radiation syndrome (hARS). The group emerged from an in vitro high throughput screen (HTS) for inhibitors of radiation-induced apoptosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729640/radiation-induced-liver-disease-current-understanding-and-future-perspectives
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Jieun Kim, Youngmi Jung
Although radiotherapy (RT) is used for the treatment of cancers, including liver cancer, radiation-induced liver disease (RILD) has emerged as a major limitation of RT. Radiation-induced toxicities in nontumorous liver tissues are associated with the development of numerous symptoms that may limit the course of therapy or have serious chronic side effects, including late fibrosis. Although the clinical characteristics of RILD patients have been relatively well described, the understanding of RILD pathogenesis has been hampered by a lack of reliable animal models for RILD...
July 21, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727865/proton-beam-radiotherapy-and-concurrent-chemotherapy-for-unresectable-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-final-results-of-a-phase-2-study
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Joe Y Chang, Vivek Verma, Ming Li, Wencheng Zhang, Ritsuko Komaki, Charles Lu, Pamela K Allen, Zhongxing Liao, James Welsh, Steven H Lin, Daniel Gomez, Melenda Jeter, Michael O'Reilly, Ronald X Zhu, Xiaodong Zhang, Heng Li, Radhe Mohan, John V Heymach, Ara A Vaporciyan, Stephen Hahn, James D Cox
Importance: Proton beam radiotherapy (PBT) has the potential to reduce toxic effects in the definitive management of locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but long-term prospective data are lacking. Objective: To report the final (5-year) results of a prospective study evaluating concurrent chemotherapy and high-dose PBT to treat unresectable stage III NSCLC. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this open-label, single-group assignment study, with median follow-up of 27...
July 20, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723694/exosomes-a-cancer-theranostics-road-map
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Angeliki Panagiotara, Athina Markou, Evi S Lianidou, George P Patrinos, Theodora Katsila
Interindividual variability is yet to be fully characterized, and for this, optimum patient stratification and companion diagnostics are still lacking. Especially when complex disease phenotypes and/or polygenic diseases are considered, patient monitoring and disease management become rather challenging, while acquired resistance to therapy and/or toxicity events are among the unmet needs in the clinic. No doubt, biomarkers are of great importance to disease management and tailor-made theranostics. Microfluidics has gathered great attention lately, mostly due to its low-invasive nature compared to tissue biopsies...
July 20, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721645/is-cancer-information-exchanged-on-social-media-scientifically-accurate
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Elizabeth A Gage-Bouchard, Susan LaValley, Molli Warunek, Lynda Kwon Beaupin, Michelle Mollica
Cancer patients and their caregivers are increasingly using social media as a platform to share cancer experiences, connect with support, and exchange cancer-related information. Yet, little is known about the nature and scientific accuracy of cancer-related information exchanged on social media. We conducted a content analysis of 12 months of data from 18 publically available Facebook Pages hosted by parents of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (N = 15,852 posts) and extracted all exchanges of medically-oriented cancer information...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712279/the-role-of-adjuvant-external-beam-radiation-therapy-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-invading-the-trachea
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Young Suk Kim, Jae Hyuck Choi, Kwang Sik Kim, Gil Chae Lim, Jeong Hong Kim, Ju Wan Kang, Hee-Sung Song, Sang Ah Lee, Chang Lim Hyun, Yunseon Choi, Gwi Eon Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of adjuvant external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) on local failure-free survival rate (LFFS) for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) invading the trachea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six patients with locally advanced PTC invading the trachea were treated with surgical resection. After surgery, 21 patients received adjuvant EBRT and radioactive iodine therapy (EBRT group) and 35 patients were treated with radioactive iodine therapy (control group)...
June 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701476/detection-of-early-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-with-thrombospondin-2-and-ca19-9-blood-markers
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Jungsun Kim, William R Bamlet, Ann L Oberg, Kari G Chaffee, Greg Donahue, Xing-Jun Cao, Suresh Chari, Benjamin A Garcia, Gloria M Petersen, Kenneth S Zaret
Markers are needed to facilitate early detection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), which is often diagnosed too late for effective therapy. Starting with a PDAC cell reprogramming model that recapitulated the progression of human PDAC, we identified secreted proteins and tested a subset as potential markers of PDAC. We optimized an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using plasma samples from patients with various stages of PDAC, from individuals with benign pancreatic disease, and from healthy controls...
July 12, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698359/egfr-down-regulation-after-anti-egfr-therapy-predicts-the-anti-tumor-effect-in-colorectal-cancer
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Yasuyuki Okada, Tetsuo Kimura, Tadahiko Nakagawa, Koichi Okamoto, Akira Fukuya, Takahiro Goji, Shota Fujimoto, Masahiro Sogabe, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Naoki Muguruma, Yasushi Tsuji, Toshiya Okahisa, Tetsuji Takayama
Anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibody (mAb) is reported to induce EGFR internalization in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. However, the biological relevance of EGFR internalization with anti-EGFR mAb is unknown. Therefore, the relevance of EGFR downregulation with anti-EGFR mAb to anti-tumor activity in CRC cells was investigated. Quantification of EGFR on the cell surface before cetuximab treatment was assessed by flow cytometry, and its growth-inhibitory effects were measured by trypan blue-exclusion, in 10 RAS, BRAF wild-type CRC cell lines, but there was no significant correlation between EGFR number and its growth-inhibitory effect...
July 11, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695500/quantification-of-parp-activity-in-human-tissues-ex-vivo-assays-in-blood-cells-and-immunohistochemistry-in-human-biopsies
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Eszter M Horvath, Zsuzsanna K Zsengellér, Csaba Szabo
Poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation of proteins is a posttranslational modification mediated by poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) that use NAD(+) as substrate to form the negatively charged polymer of poly(ADP-ribose) (PAR). After DNA damage, PARP-1 is responsible for approximately 90% of the total cellular PARylation activity. Numerous studies showed activation of PARP-1 in various conditions associated with oxidative and nitrosative stress, such as ischemia-reperfusion injury, diabetes mellitus, and inflammation, and also proved the beneficial effects of PARP inhibitors...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688159/aapm-tg-158-measurement-and-calculation-of-doses-outside-the-treated-volume-from-external-beam-radiation-therapy
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Stephen F Kry, Bryan Bednarz, Rebecca M Howell, Larry Dauer, David Followill, Eric Klein, Harald Paganetti, Brian Wang, Cheng-Shie Wuu, X George Xu
The introduction of advanced techniques and technology in radiotherapy has greatly improved our ability to deliver highly conformal tumor doses while minimizing the dose to adjacent organs at risk. Despite these tremendous improvements there remains a general concern about doses to normal tissues that are not the target of the radiation treatment; any "non-target" radiation should be minimized as it offers no therapeutic benefit. As patients live longer after treatment, there is increased opportunity for late effects including second cancers and cardiac toxicity to manifest...
July 8, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685076/follow-up-study-of-liver-metastasis-from-breast-cancer-treated-by-proton-beam-therapy
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Nobuyoshi Fukumitsu, Toshiyuki Okumura, Haruko Numajiri, Daichi Takizawa, Kayoko Ohnishi, Masashi Mizumoto, Teruhito Aihara, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Koji Tsuboi, Hideyuki Sakurai
Liver metastasis from breast cancer (LMBC) is an incurable, fatal disease with a very poor prognosis. Although various local treatments have been applied, their clinical utility has not been established. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of proton beam therapy (PBT) for the treatment of patients with LMGC. A total of 8 female patients (aged 38-63 years) with LMBC who received PBT between 2002 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients who had tumors confined to the liver were investigated, whereas patients with extrahepatic tumors were excluded...
July 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679300/the-emerging-role-of-immune-checkpoint-based-approaches-in-aml-and-mds
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Prajwal Boddu, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, James Allison, Padmanee Sharma, Naval Daver
The development of immune checkpoint inhibitors represents a major breakthrough in the field of cancer therapeutics. Pursuant to their success in melanoma and numerous solid tumor malignancies, these agents are being investigated in hematological malignancies including acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Although AML/MDS have traditionally been considered to be less immunogenic than solid tumor malignancies, recent pre-clinical models suggest a therapeutic role for immune checkpoint inhibition in these diseases...
July 6, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672103/shingosine-1-phosphate-suppresses-chondrosarcoma-metastasis-by-up-regulation-of-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-3-through-suppressing-mir-101-expression
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Chun-Hao Tsai, Dong-Ying Yang, Chih-Yang Lin, Tsung-Ming Chen, Chih-Hsin Tang, Yuan-Li Huang
Chondrosarcoma is the second most common primary malignancy form of bone cancer, exhibiting resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy as well as developing high metastasis ability in late stage tumors. Thus, understanding the metastatic processes of chondrosarcoma is considered a strategy for treatment of this disease. Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), a bioactive sphingolipid, is produced intracellularly by sphingosine kinase (SphK) and is regarded as a second signaling molecule that regulates inflammation, proliferation, angiogenesis, and metastasis...
July 3, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670497/mucins-in-pancreatic-cancer-biological-role-implications-in-carcinogenesis-and-applications-in-diagnosis-and-therapy
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Hyerim Suh, Krishna Pillai, David Lawson Morris
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth highest cause of cancer mortality in the world. It has very low survival rates owing to late diagnosis resulting from the absence of accurate diagnostic tools and effective therapies. Hence, there is a pressing need to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools. In the recent years, there has been new evidence implicating the importance of mucins in pancreatic carcinogenesis. Mucins belong to a group of heavily glycosylated proteins, and are often aberrantly expressed in a number of cancers such as pancreatic cancer...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668293/mechanisms-of-resistance-of-chemotherapy-in-early-stage-triple-negative-breast-cancer-tnbc
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Lironne Wein, Sherene Loi
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) a clinically aggressive subtype of breast cancer with poor outcomes. Chromosomal instability is a hallmark of many TNBCs, and likely underlies its ability to adapt and rapidly become resistant to chemotherapy. A study of residual disease after neoadjuvant chemotherapy have identified biological mechanisms driving this resistance to chemotherapy. Copy number amplifications such as MCL1, MYC and JAK2, as well as PTEN deletions or mutations have all been identified at a higher frequency in residual disease, suggesting they may play a role in de novo or acquired chemotherapy resistance...
June 28, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661901/long-term-and-late-treatment-consequences-endocrine-and-metabolic-effects
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Thang S Han, Helena K Gleeson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cancer therapies often result in the 'late effect of cancer treatment' whereby secondary health complications emerge years after radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This review focuses on endocrine and metabolic consequences in adult cancer survivors as late treatment effects. RECENT FINDINGS: Endocrine and metabolic disorders are among the most common late effects. Endocrine disorders include hypopituitarism, which leads to growth hormone deficiency, hypogonadism, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism and related clinical manifestations...
June 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654202/socioeconomic-factors-affect-the-selection-of-proton-radiation-therapy-for-children
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Colette J Shen, Chen Hu, Matthew M Ladra, Amol K Narang, Craig E Pollack, Stephanie A Terezakis
BACKGROUND: Proton radiotherapy remains a limited resource despite its clear potential for reducing radiation doses to normal tissues and late effects in children in comparison with photon therapy. This study examined the impact of race and socioeconomic factors on the use of proton therapy in children with solid malignancies. METHODS: This study evaluated 12,101 children (age ≤ 21 years) in the National Cancer Data Base who had been diagnosed with a solid malignancy between 2004 and 2013 and had received photon- or proton-based radiotherapy...
June 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653250/cognitive-function-and-discontinuation-of-adjuvant-hormonal-therapy-in-older-breast-cancer-survivors-calgb-369901-alliance
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Shirley M Bluethmann, Catherine M Alfano, Jonathan D Clapp, George Luta, Brent J Small, Arti Hurria, Harvey J Cohen, Steven Sugarman, Hyman B Muss, Claudine Isaacs, Jeanne S Mandelblatt
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of cognitive function on discontinuation of hormonal therapy in breast cancer survivors ages 65+ ("older"). METHODS: Older breast cancer survivors with invasive, non-metastatic disease, and no reported cognitive difficulties were recruited from 78 Alliance sites between 2004 and 2011. Eligible survivors (n = 1280) completed baseline interviews; follow-up was conducted annually for up to 7 years. Survivors with estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) cancers who initiated hormonal therapy (n = 990) were included...
June 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646805/natural-cancer-therapy-and-prevention-targeted-on-cancer-cells-and-cancer-stem-cells-based-on-the-cytochrome-p45o-enzyme-cyp1b1-a-commentary
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William R Ware
The importance of the P450 enzyme CYP1B1 in both cancer therapy and prevention are reviewed and evidence is discussed, which provides strong biological plausibility for the therapeutic merits of this approach. The significant resistance to chemotherapy among common cancers, and the realization that in many cases chemotherapy leaves behind drug-resistant cancer cells that eventually cause recurrence and metastatic disease, has recently prompted the search for natural compounds that would circumvent this problem...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644692/hyperbaric-oxygen-may-only-be-optional-in-head-and-neck-necrotizing-fasciitis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-43-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jens Faunø Thrane, Arunas Pikelis, Therese Ovesen
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis in the head and neck (NF-HN) is a rare and potentially life-threatening condition. The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the acute regimen is disputed and there is a lack of evidence of therapeutic effect. This study aims to describe a retrospective cohort of patients with NF-HN and investigate the use of HBOT and consequences thereof. METHODS: All patients treated for NF-HN at Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) between 2002 and 2014 were included in this retrospective cohort...
June 23, 2017: Infectious Diseases
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