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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813627/the-impact-on-resource-utilization-of-supportive-care-consults-on-patients-at-the-university-of-north-carolina-hospital-2010-2012
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Kristen Westfall, Dominic Moore, Matthew Meeneghan, Sandra Jarr, John Valgus, Stephen Bernard
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients have a high rate of emergency department (ED) visits and inpatient hospitalizations (IHs) that may be reduced by use of outpatient palliative care services. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the outpatient adult palliative care service at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospital, begun in 2008, reduced the frequency of ED visits and IH during a two-year period. DESIGN: The charts of patients with lung cancer or head and neck cancer seen by the supportive care service from 2010 to 2011, and of a contemporaneous set of potential consults that were not seen, were retrospectively reviewed to determine the impact of this care delivery model...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813436/enhancement-of-the-production-of-l-glutaminase-an-anticancer-enzyme-from-aeromonas-veronii-by-adaptive-and-induced-mutation-techniques
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S Aravinth Vijay Jesuraj, Md Moklesur Rahman Sarker, Long Chiau Ming, S Marylin Jeya Praya, M Ravikumar, Wong Tin Wui
Microbial anti-cancer enzymes have been proven to be effective and economical agents for cancer treatment. Aeromonas veronii has been identified as a microorganism with the potential to produce L-glutaminase, an anticancer agent effective against acute lymphocytic leukaemia. In this study, a selective medium of Aeromonas veronii was used to culture the microorganism. Strain improvement was done by adaptive and induced mutational techniques. A selective minimal agar media was incorporated for the growth of the strain which further supports adaptive mutation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812972/barbershop-prostate-cancer-education-factors-associated-with-client-knowledge
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Barry C Hill, David R Black, Cleveland G Shields
The purpose of this paper is to identify characteristics of Black barbershop clients and barbers in an urban Midwestern city participating in a health promotion program called Affecting Cancer Together (ACT) that are associated with client knowledge about prostate cancer. Statistical analyses examined client and barber characteristics for their potential association with client prostate cancer knowledge, while controlling for ACT variables. Study findings suggested clients who are married (β = 0.99; CI [0...
September 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812426/the-expression-of-etar-in-liver-cirrhosis-and-liver-cancer
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Juhong Deng, Yu Huang, Ran Tao, Xiangxue Fan, Hongyue Zhang, Hongyan Kong, Qiqing Song, Jiaquan Huang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the expression of endothelin receptors in liver diseases and discuss its role in the process of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We examined the expressions of ETAR, ETBR and α-SMA in tissue samples using western blotting analysis. Furthermore, immunofluorescence was used to locate ETAR expression in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells (HSECs), we calculated the percentage of positive cells and then analyzed its relation with clinical indexes...
August 16, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812198/laparoscopic-colectomy-reduces-complications-and-hospital-length-of-stay-in-colon-cancer-patients-with-liver-disease-and-ascites
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Kevin Y Pei, David T Asuzu, Kimberly A Davis
BACKGROUND: Ascites increases perioperative complications and risk of death, but is not an absolute contraindication for colectomy in patients with colon cancer. It remains unclear whether postoperative risks can be minimized using a laparoscopic versus open approach. METHODS: Data were retrospectively analyzed from 2152 patients with ascites who underwent laparoscopic or open partial colectomy with diagnosis of colon cancer from 2005 to 2013 using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
August 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812010/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-ultrasound-in-assessment-of-myometrial-invasion-in-endometrial-cancer-subjective-assessment-versus-objective-techniques
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Filip Frühauf, Michal Zikan, Ivana Semeradova, Pavel Dundr, Kristyna Nemejcova, Ladislav Dusek, David Cibula, Daniela Fischerova
The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of subjective ultrasound evaluation of myometrial invasion of endometrial cancer and to compare its accuracy to objective methods. All consecutive patients with histologically proven endometrial cancer, who underwent ultrasound evaluation followed by surgical staging between January 2009 and December 2011, were prospectively enrolled. Myometrial invasion was evaluated by subjective assessment using ultrasound (<50% or ≥50%) and calculated as deepest invasion/normal myometrium ratio (Gordon's ratio) and as tumor/uterine anteroposterior diameter ratio (Karlsson's ratio)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811834/high-risk-human-papilloma-viruses-hpvs-are-present-in-benign-prostate-tissues-before-development-of-hpv-associated-prostate-cancer
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Wendy K Glenn, Christopher C Ngan, Timothy G Amos, Richard J Edwards, Joshua Swift, Louise Lutze-Mann, Fei Shang, Noel J Whitaker, James S Lawson
BACKGROUND: Although high risk HPVs are associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer it is not known if they have a causal role. The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential role of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) in prostate cancer. The aims are (i) to investigate the presence and confirm the identity of high risk HPVs in benign prostate tissues prior to the development of HPV positive prostate cancer in the same patients, and (ii) to determine if HPVs are biologically active...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811787/association-between-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-breast-cancer
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Noureen Shaukat, Farhat Jaleel, Foad Ali Moosa, Naeem Akhter Qureshi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between vitamin D deficiency and breast cancer. METHODS: This case control study included 94 female patients aged 20-75 years of any marital status and parity. Newly diagnosed 42 breast cancer patients who presented to surgical OPD of Dow University Hospital from Jan 2016 to June 2016 were included into the study as "cases" after informed consent. Age-matched 52 females who presented to OPD for complain other than breast pathology were included as the "control group"...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811712/association-between-cyp24a1-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-colonic-polyps-and-colon-cancer-in-a-chinese-population
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Xue-Qi Chen, Jia-Yu Mao, Wen-Bin Li, Jian Li, Hong Yang, Jia-Ming Qian, Jing-Nan Li
AIM: To determine the pathogenesis and potential single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) as screening sites for colonic polyps, colon cancer and ulcerative colitis, and to analyze the possible association between these genetic polymorphisms and the three diseases. METHODS: We evaluated genetic polymorphisms in 144 newly diagnosed colonic polyp patients, 96 colon cancer patients and 44 ulcerative colitis patients. The four SNPs genotyped were rs4809957, rs6068816, rs6091822 and rs8124792...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811688/genetic-variation-in-cd166-gene-and-its-association-with-bladder-cancer-risk-in-north-indian-population
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Archana Verma, Rakesh Kapoor, Rama Devi Mittal
Adhesion molecules play a key role in cancer progression and tumorigenesis. Genetic polymorphism of adhesion molecules may alter the normal functioning thereby leading to bladder cancer susceptibility. Hence we aimed to evaluate three SNPs of CD166 gene (CD166rs6437585 C/T, CD166rs10511244 C/T, and CD166rs1157 A/G) in bladder cancer patients and normal controls of North Indian population. A total of 270 healthy controls and 240 confirmed bladder cancer patients were recruited for this study. Three SNPs of CD166 gene viz...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811618/assessment-of-the-role-of-ageing-and-non-ageing-factors-in-death-from-non-communicable-diseases-based-on-a-cumulative-frequency-model
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Liu Hui
To quantify the effects of ageing and non-ageing factors, a characterization of the effects of ageing, genetic, and exogenous variables on 12 major non-communicable diseases was evaluated using a model assessing cumulative frequency of death and survival by age group from dead and surviving populations based on mortality statistics. Indices (0-1) of the roles of ageing (ARD), genetics (GRD) and exogenous (ERD) variables in deaths due to disease were established, and the sum of ARD, GRD and ERD was 1 (value of each indices was <1)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811224/hypericin-cytotoxicity-in-tumor-and-non-tumor-cell-lines-a-chemometric-study
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Joyce Laura da Silva Gonçalves, Claudia Bernal, Hidetake Imasatoa, Janice Rodrigues Perussi
Hypericin (HY) is an excellent photoactive compound that has been investigated for the photodynamic treatment of cancer as well as for microorganisms inactivation. In this study, chemometric analysis was applied for the first time on photodynamic assays to investigate the cytotoxicity of HY in tumor (HEp-2) and non-tumor (Vero and HUVEC) cell lines. The experimental planning was based on eight assays using the 2(3) full factorial design combining three important variables for PDT: photosensitizer concentrations, incubation time of cells in HY solutions and employed light dose (=590±10nm)...
August 12, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810175/time-trends-for-prostate-cancer-mortality-in-brazil-and-its-geographic-regions-an-age-period-cohort-analysis
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Sonia Faria Mendes Braga, Mirian Carvalho de Souza, Mariangela Leal Cherchiglia
BACKGROUND: In the 1980s, an increase in mortality rates for prostate cancer was observed in North America and developed European countries. In the 1990s, however, mortality rates decreased for these countries, an outcome related to early detection of the disease. Conversely, an upward trend in mortality rates was observed in Brazil. This study describe the trends in mortality for prostate cancer in Brazil and geographic regions (North, Northeast, South, Southeast, and Central-West) between 1980 until 2014 and analyze the influence of age, period, and cohort effects on mortality rates...
August 12, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809811/mutation-clusters-from-cancer-exome
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Zura Kakushadze, Willie Yu
We apply our statistically deterministic machine learning/clustering algorithm *K-means (recently developed in https://ssrn.com/abstract=2908286) to 10,656 published exome samples for 32 cancer types. A majority of cancer types exhibit a mutation clustering structure. Our results are in-sample stable. They are also out-of-sample stable when applied to 1389 published genome samples across 14 cancer types. In contrast, we find in- and out-of-sample instabilities in cancer signatures extracted from exome samples via nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF), a computationally-costly and non-deterministic method...
August 15, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809584/risk-of-meningioma-after-ct-of-the-head
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Arvid C Nordenskjöld, Robert Bujila, Peter Aspelin, Olof Flodmark, Magnus Kaijser
Purpose To investigate the association between exposure to head computed tomography (CT) and subsequent risk of meningioma. Materials and Methods The study was approved by the local ethics committee. A cohort of 26 370 subjects was retrospectively collected from a radiology archive of CT examinations of the head performed from 1973 through 1992. For comparison, an age- and sex-matched cohort of 96 940 subjects who were not exposed to CT (unexposed cohort) was gathered. The risk of meningioma was assessed by using data from the Swedish Cancer Registry; however, one-third of patients with meningioma had to be excluded because they either had a prevalent meningioma or other brain tumor at the first CT examination or had undergone radiation treatment to the head...
August 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808906/racial-disparities-in-hpv-related-knowledge-attitudes-and-beliefs-among-african-american-and-white-women-in-the-usa
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Ashley Ojeaga, Ernest Alema-Mensah, Desiree Rivers, Ijeoma Azonobi, Brian Rivers
The objective of this study was to assess the differences in HPV-related knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs among African American and non-Hispanic white women and to determine their communication preferences for cancer-related information. Data was obtained from the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) 2014 Health Interview National Trends Survey (HINTS), a cross-sectional survey of US adults 18 years of age or older. Descriptive statistics, bivariate, and multivariate logistic regression were used to identify differences in awareness and knowledge...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808873/elevated-hu-antigen-receptor-hur-expression-is-associated-with-tumor-aggressiveness-and-poor-prognosis-but-not-with-cox-2-expression-in-invasive-breast-carcinoma-patients
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Constantinos Giaginis, Anastasia Sampani, Iolly Kotta-Loizou, Ioanna Giannopoulou, Eugene Danas, Ekaterini Politi, Gerasimos Tsourouflis, Gregorios Kouraklis, Efstratios Patsouris, Antonios Keramopoulos, Lydia Nakopoulou, Stamatios Theocharis
Hu-antigen R (HuR), a RNA-binding protein, is considered to play a crucial role in tumor development and progression by stabilizing or regulating a group of cellular mRNAs of cancer-related genes, such as cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). The present study aimed to evaluate the clinical significance of HuR and COX-2 expression in invasive breast carcinoma. HuR and COX-2 protein expression was assessed immunohistochemically on paraffin-embedded breast cancer tissue sections obtained from 121 patients and was statistically analyzed with clinicopathological parameters, estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), as well as with tumor cells' proliferative capacity and overall and disease-free patients' survival...
August 14, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808664/expression-of-telomere-repeat-binding-factor-1-and-trf2-in-prostate-cancer-and-correlation-with-clinical-parameters
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Wei Chen, Yong Wang, Fei Li, Wei Lin, Yong Liang, Zhiwei Ma
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the expression of telomere repeat binding factor 1 (TRF1) and TRF2 in prostate cancer and their relationships with clinicopathological features. METHODS: In total 50 prostate cancer tissues and paired benign prostate hyperplasia tissues were analyzed. The telomere-binding proteins TRF1 and TRF2 were measured using immunohistochemical method. Correlation analyses were used to evaluate the association between immunohistochemical score and clinical parameters...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808041/inclusion-of-a-genetic-risk-score-into-a-validated-risk-prediction-model-for-colorectal-cancer-in-japanese-men-improves-performance
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Motoki Iwasaki, Sachiko Tanaka-Mizuno, Aya Kuchiba, Taiki Yamaji, Norie Sawada, Atsushi Goto, Taichi Shimazu, Shizuka Sasazuki, Hansong Wang, Loïc Le Marchand, Shoichiro Tsugane
We previously developed and validated a risk prediction model for colorectal cancer in Japanese men using modifiable risk factors. To further improve risk prediction, we evaluated the degree of improvement obtained by adding a genetic risk score (GRS) using genome-wide association study (GWAS)-identified risk variants to our validated model. We examined the association between 36 risk variants identified by GWAS and colorectal cancer risk using a weighted Cox proportional hazards model in a nested case-control study within the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807748/dosimetric-analysis-and-preliminary-clinical-result-of-image-guided-brachytherapy-with-or-without-hybrid-technique-for-cervical-cancer-using-varisource-titanium-ring-applicator-with-siriraj-ring-cap
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Pittaya Dankulchai, Suphalerk Lohasammakul, Janjira Petsuksiri, Pitchayut Nakkrasae, Lalida Tuntipumiamorn, Chumpot Kakanaporn, Yaowalak Chansilpa
PURPOSE: Titanium ring cap applicator (VariSource) was applied in treating cervical cancer patients by using image-guided brachytherapy (IGBT). However, its sizes appeared to be relatively large for most of our patients. Thus, we have developed a specific applicator "Siriraj Ring Cap," which is slightly smaller and more suitable for our patients. This study was to evaluate effectiveness of this equipment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Locally advanced cervical cancer patients were treated with external beam radiation therapy with or without concomitant chemotherapy...
August 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
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