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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320088/flower-extract-of-allium-atroviolaceum-triggered-apoptosis-activated-caspase-3-and-down-regulated-antiapoptotic-bcl-2-gene-in-hela-cancer-cell-line
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Somayeh Khazaei, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Roslida Abdul Hamid, Norhaizan Mohd Esa, Ali Etemad, Sara Moradipoor, Patimah Ismail
Cervical cancer accounts for the second most frequent cancer and also third leading cause of cancer mortality (15%) among women worldwide. The major problems of chemotherapeutic treatment in cervical cancer are non-specific cytotoxicity and drug resistance. Plant-derived products, known as natural therapies, have been used for thousands of years in cancer treatment with a very low number of side effects. Allium atroviolaceum is a species in the genus Allium and Liliaceae family, which could prove to have beneficial effects on cancer treatment, although there is a lack of corresponding attention...
March 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314935/a-disease-with-a-sweet-tooth-exploring-the-warburg-effect-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Anna Atlante, Lidia de Bari, Antonella Bobba, Giuseppina Amadoro
After more than 80 years from the revolutionary discoveries of Otto Warburg, who observed high glucose dependency, with increased glycolysis and lactate production regardless of oxygen availability in most cancer cells, the 'Warburg effect' returns to the fore in neuronal cells affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD). Indeed, it seems that, in the mild phase of AD, neuronal cells "prefer" to use the energetically inefficient method of burning glucose by glycolysis, as in cancer, proving to become resistant to β-amyloid (Aβ)-dependent apoptosis...
March 17, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314668/extracellular-superoxide-dismutase-increased-the-therapeutic-potential-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-radiation-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Li Wei, Jing Zhang, Zai-Liang Yang, Hua You
BACKGROUND AIMS: Pulmonary fibrosis induced by irradiation is a significant problem of radiotherapy in cancer patients. Extracellular superoxide dismutase (SOD3) is found to be predominantly and highly expressed in the extracellular matrix of lung and plays a pivotal role against oxidative damage. Early administration of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) has been demonstrated to reduce fibrosis of damaged lung. However, injection of MSCs at a later stage would be involved in fibrosis development...
March 14, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303311/-immunotherapy-of-cancer-with-checkpoint-inhibitors-not-only-in-malignant-melanoma
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A Neubauer
The newest weapon in cancer therapy is checkpoint inhibition, which is the result of basic immunology research. The success of this therapy is based on the fact that upon light microscopy, many solid tumors harbor lymphocytic cells infiltrating the tumor (TILs), and in many solid tumors, the presence of these TILs are prognostic. Ipilimumab was the first monoclonal antibody developed against a target present on T cells after becoming activated, CTLA-4. In malignant melanoma, ipilimumab showed its beneficial effect as compared to a placebo peptide...
March 16, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302000/expanded-criteria-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-liver-transplant
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Mehmet Haberal, Aydıncan Akdur, Gökhan Moray, Gülnaz Arslan, Figen Özçay, Haldun Selçuk, Handan Özdemir
OBJECTIVES: Hepatocellular carcinoma is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and is the third highest cause of malignancy-related death. Because of its typically late diagnosis, median survival is approximately 6 to 20 months, with 5-year survival of < 12%. Hepatocellular carcinoma typically arises in the background of cirrhosis, with liver transplant regarded as the optimal therapy for selected patients. Initially, orthotopic liver transplant was limited to patients with extensive unresectable tumors, resulting in uniformly dismal outcomes due to high tumor recurrence rates...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293119/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-breast-cancer-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Milly Buwenge, Silvia Cammelli, Ilario Ammendolia, Giorgio Tolento, Alice Zamagni, Alessandra Arcelli, Gabriella Macchia, Francesco Deodato, Savino Cilla, Alessio G Morganti
BACKGROUND: Owing to highly conformed dose distribution, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has the potential to improve treatment results of radiotherapy (RT). Postoperative RT is a standard adjuvant treatment in conservative treatment of breast cancer (BC). The aim of this review is to analyze available evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on IMRT in BC, particularly in terms of reduction of side effects. METHODS: A literature search of the bibliographic database PubMed, from January 1990 through November 2016, was performed...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291546/acute-toxicity-and-surgical-complications-after-preoperative-chemo-radiation-therapy-for-rectal-cancer-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Steven L Bosch, Stefan J van Rooijen, Guus M J Bökkerink, Hidde J W Braam, Lauranne A A P Derikx, Philip Poortmans, Corrie A M Marijnen, Iris D Nagtegaal, Johannes H W de Wilt
PURPOSE: Preoperative therapy reduces local recurrences and may facilitate surgery in rectal cancer patients. However, in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) this treatment is often withheld due to the perceived risk of excessive side-effects, even though evidence is limited. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of preoperative therapy on acute toxicity and post-operative complications in IBD patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: The Dutch pathology registry (PALGA) was searched for patients with IBD and rectal cancer treated between January 1991 and May 2010...
March 10, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284200/detection-in-blood-of-autoantibodies-to-tumour-antigens-as-a-case-finding-method-in-lung-cancer-using-the-earlycdt%C3%A2-lung-test-ecls-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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F M Sullivan, Eoghan Farmer, Frances S Mair, Shaun Treweek, Denise Kendrick, Cathy Jackson, Chris Robertson, Andrew Briggs, Colin McCowan, Laura Bedford, Ben Young, Kavita Vedhara, Stephanie Gallant, Roberta Littleford, John Robertson, Herb Sewell, Alistair Dorward, Joseph Sarvesvaran, Stuart Schembri
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer related death worldwide. The majority of cases are detected at a late stage when prognosis is poor. The EarlyCDT®-Lung Test detects autoantibodies to abnormal cell surface proteins in the earliest stages of the disease which may allow tumour detection at an earlier stage thus altering prognosis. The primary research question is: Does using the EarlyCDT®-Lung Test to identify those at high risk of lung cancer, followed by X-ray and computed tomography (CT) scanning, reduce the incidence of patients with late-stage lung cancer (III & IV) or unclassified presentation (U) at diagnosis, compared to standard practice? METHODS: A randomised controlled trial of 12 000 participants in areas of Scotland targeting general practices serving patients in the most deprived quintile of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation...
March 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282891/multicomponent-tumor-homing-chitosan-nanoparticles-for-cancer-imaging-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Jaehong Key, Kyeongsoon Park
Current clinical methods for cancer diagnosis and therapy have limitations, although survival periods are increasing as medical technologies develop. In most cancer cases, patient survival is closely related to cancer stage. Late-stage cancer after metastasis is very challenging to cure because current surgical removal of cancer is not precise enough and significantly affects bystander normal tissues. Moreover, the subsequent chemotherapy and radiation therapy affect not only malignant tumors, but also healthy tissues...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271997/a-retrospective-study-of-clinical-profile-and-long-term-outcome-to-imatinib-mesylate-alone-in-childhood-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-chronic-phase
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OBJECTIVE: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is relatively rare malignancy in childhood. There are limited studies of use of Imatinib Mesylate (IM) alone in management of CML in this age group. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed the outcome of 30 consecutive children with CML chronic phase treated with IM alone. RESULTS: The median age at the time of diagnosis was 11 years with male preponderance. Asthenia and abdominal discomfort due to splenomegaly were the most common presenting features and splenomegaly a dominant sign...
January 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271215/moderate-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-with-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-and-simultaneous-integrated-boost-for-pelvic-irradiation-in-prostate-cancer
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C Franzese, A Fogliata, G R D'Agostino, L Di Brina, T Comito, P Navarria, L Cozzi, M Scorsetti
PURPOSE: The optimal treatment for unfavourable intermediate/high-risk prostate cancer is still debated. In the present study, the pattern of toxicity and early clinical outcome of patients with localized prostate cancer was analyzed. METHODS: A cohort of 90 patients treated on pelvic lymph nodes from 2010 to 2015 was selected. All patients were treated with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), and Simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) in 28 fractions; the prostate, the seminal vesicle and the pelvic lymph node received total doses of 74...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266887/strategies-to-optimize-sirna-delivery-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Lucia Scarabel, Francesca Perrone, Marica Garziera, Rossella Farra, Mario Grassi, Francesco Musiani, Concetta Russo Spena, Barbara Salis, Lucia De Stefano, Giuseppe Toffoli, Flavio Rizzolio, Federica Tonon, Michela Abrami, Gianluca Chiarappa, Gabriele Pozzato, Giancarlo Forte, Gabriele Grassi, Barbara Dapas
hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc) is the predominant form of primary liver cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide. available therapies for hcc have limited efficacy due to often late diagnosis and the general resistance of hcc to anti-cancer agents; therefore, the development of novel therapeutics is urgently required. small-interfering rna (sirna) molecules are short, double-stranded rnas that specifically recognize and bind the mrna of a target gene to inhibit gene expression...
February 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266804/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-pediatric-cns-tumor-survivors
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Fiona Schulte, K Brooke Russell, Patricia Cullen, Leanne Embry, Taryn Fay-McClymont, Donna Johnston, Abby R Rosenberg, Lillian Sung
BACKGROUND: Pediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumor survivors are at high risk for numerous late effects including decreased health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Our objective was to summarize studies describing HRQOL in pediatric CNS tumor survivors and compare HRQOL outcomes in studies that included a comparison group. PROCEDURE: EMBASE, MEDLINE, and PsychINFO were used to identify relevant articles published until August, 2016. Eligible studies reported outcomes for pediatric CNS tumor survivors diagnosed before age 21, at least 5 years from diagnosis and/or 2 years off therapy and used a standardized measure of HRQOL...
March 7, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262518/management-of-elderly-patients-with-early-stage-medically-inoperable-endometrial-cancer-systematic-review-and-national-cancer-database-analysis
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Sunil W Dutta, Daniel M Trifiletti, Surbhi Grover, Pamela Boimel, Timothy N Showalter
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of radiation therapy among elderly patients who are deemed medically inoperable. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We searched PubMed to identify studies from the past 25 years that reported outcomes of medically inoperable endometrial cancer patients treated with radiation alone. The National Cancer Database (NCDB) was queried to identify patients 65 years and older with Stage I-II medically inoperable endometrial cancer. Univariable and multivariable models were performed to investigate the impact of prognostic factors on overall survival...
March 2, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258315/impact-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-hyposalivation-salivary-ph-and-quality-of-life-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-post-radiotherapy
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Luiz Felipe Palma, Fernanda Aurora Stabile Gonnelli, Marcelo Marcucci, Rodrigo Souza Dias, Adelmo José Giordani, Roberto Araújo Segreto, Helena Regina Comodo Segreto
Late effects of radiotherapy for head and neck cancer treatment have been increasingly investigated due to its impact on patients' quality of life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy on hyposalivation, low salivary pH, and quality of life in head and neck cancer patients post-radiotherapy. Twenty-nine patients with radiation-induced xerostomia received laser sessions twice a week, during 3 months (24 sessions). For this, a continuous wave Indium-Gallium-Aluminium-Phosphorus diode laser device was used punctually on the major salivary glands (808 nm, 0...
March 3, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244408/tolerability-of-concurrent-chemoradiation-therapy-with-gemcitabine-gemx-with-and-without-prior-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Catherine Thompson, Nuradh Joseph, Benjamin Sanderson, John Logue, James Wylie, Tony Elliott, Jeanette Lyons, Carmel Anandadas, Ananya Choudhury
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to assess the tolerability of concurrent chemoradiation therapy with gemcitabine (GemX) in muscle invasive bladder cancer following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (neoGemX) by use of patient- and provider-reported outcomes. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Seventy-eight patients were treated with GemX. Thirty-eight received prior neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). Patients were prospectively assessed during treatment and at 6 weeks and 12 months after treatment completion...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224401/synchronous-bilateral-breast-cancer-irradiation-clinical-and-dosimetrical-issues-using-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-and-simultaneous-integrated-boost
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Alba Fiorentino, Rosario Mazzola, Stefania Naccarato, Niccolò Giaj-Levra, Sergio Fersino, Gianluisa Sicignano, Umberto Tebano, Francesco Ricchetti, Ruggero Ruggieri, Filippo Alongi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present retrospective analysis was to evaluate dosimetric parameters, feasibility and outcome for Synchronous Bilateral Breast Cancer (SBBC) patients treated with adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) by Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT). METHODS: From September 2011 to April 2016, 1100 Breast Cancer (BC) patients were referred to our institution to receive adjuvant breast RT, and those with SBBC were selected for the present analysis. A total of 16 patients were identified...
February 21, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222973/nationwide-multi-institutional-retrospective-analysis-of-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-combined-with-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer-an-asian-prostate-hdr-bt-consortium
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Hiromichi Ishiyama, Nobuhiko Kamitani, Hidemasa Kawamura, Shingo Kato, Manabu Aoki, Shinji Kariya, Taisei Matsumura, Motoki Kaidu, Ken Yoshida, Yaichiro Hashimoto, Yasutaka Noda, Keith H C Lim, Takatsugu Kawase, Takeo Takahashi, Koji Inaba, Motoyasu Kumano, Nobuhiko Yoshikawa, Yasuo Yoshioka, Katsumasa Nakamura, Junichi Hiratsuka, Jun Itami, Kazushige Hayakawa
PURPOSE: To report outcomes and risk factors of high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy combined with external beam radiotherapy with or without androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in prostate cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multi-institutional retrospective analysis comprised 3424 patients with localized prostate cancer at 16 Asian hospitals. One-thirds (27.7%) of patients received only neoadjuvant ADT, whereas almost half (49.5%) of patients received both neoadjuvant and adjuvant ADT...
February 17, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215851/a-novel-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-operable-locally-invasive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-phase-i-study-of-neoadjuvant-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-linnearre-i-nct02433574
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Nhu-Tram A Nguyen, Naghmeh Isfahanian, Gregory Pond, Wael Hanna, Jean-Claude Cutz, James Wright, Anand Swaminath, Yaron Shargall, Tom Chow, Marcin Wierzbicki, Gordon Okawara, Kimmen Quan, Christian Finley, Rosalyn Juergens, Theodoros Tsakiridis
BACKGROUND: Despite improved staging and surgical techniques, the rate of incomplete resection (R1) of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has not significantly decreased. Patients with R1 resection have worse survival compared with those with complete resection (R0). Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a rapid and convenient radiotherapy treatment that delivers high-dose radiotherapy to tumors with high precision while sparing normal organs. Although its efficacy in treating small lung tumors is documented, its use as neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced (LA) NSCLC has not been examined...
January 31, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210763/artemisinin-and-its-derivatives-in-cancer-therapy-status-of-progress-mechanism-of-action-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Archana Bhaw-Luximon, Dhanjay Jhurry
Since the late 1990s, there has been rapid multiplication of data on the anti-cancer properties of artemisinins. This article reviews the status of progress of artemisinin and its derivatives as anti-cancer agents in clinical trials, case reports, and in vitro/in vivo studies. Particular attention is laid on the combinations of artemisinins and synthetic chemodrugs to enhance the latter's efficacy. An attempt is here made to rationalize the synergistic effects of a few common anti-cancer drugs of the anthracycline, taxane, anti-metabolite, and platinum-based drug families...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
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