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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102848/statins-in-anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-rac-and-rho-and-the-heartbreakers
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REVIEW
Christian Henninger, Gerhard Fritz
Cancer patients receiving anthracycline-based chemotherapy are at risk to develop life-threatening chronic cardiotoxicity with the pathophysiological mechanism of action not fully understood. Besides the most common hypothesis that anthracycline-induced congestive heart failure (CHF) is mainly caused by generation of reactive oxygen species, recent data point to a critical role of topoisomerase II beta (TOP2B), which is a primary target of anthracycline poisoning, in the pathophysiology of CHF. As the use of the only clinically approved cardioprotectant dexrazoxane has been limited by the FDA in 2011, there is an urgent need for alternative cardioprotective measures...
January 19, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102575/bcl-2-family-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-its-prognostic-and-therapeutic-implications
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Ping-Li Sun, Hironobu Sasano, Hongwen Gao
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for approximately 85% of all lung cancers. Despite significant advances in its research of tumor biology and therapy, the prognosis for this neoplasm has still remained poor. The great majority of anticancer agents, regardless of their mechanisms of action, exert their lethal actions on cancer cells by inducing apoptosis following drug-induced cellular damage. Many reported studies have evaluated the prognostic and therapeutic implications of apoptosis in lung cancer, but their exact clinical value has remained unclear...
January 19, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102465/risks-and-benefits-of-phase-i-liver-dysfunction-studies-should-patients-with-severe-liver-dysfunction-be-included-in-these-trials
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Christos Fountzilas, Selena Stuart, Brian Hernandez, Elizabeth Bowhay-Carnes, Joel Michalek, John Sarantopoulos, Anand Karnad, Sukeshi Patel, Steven Weitman, Devalingam Mahalingam
Introduction The goal of organ dysfunction Phase I trials is to characterize the safety and pharmacokinetics of novel agents in cancer patients with liver or kidney dysfunction, but the clinical benefit is not well established. Methods We reviewed 170 patients across 15 liver dysfunction studies at our institution, grouped based on the NCI-Organ Dysfunction Working Group criteria or Child-Pugh Score. Results The median survival for the entire cohort was two months and just one month amongst patients with severe liver dysfunction...
January 19, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101834/management-of-acute-skin-toxicity-with-hypericum-perforatum-and-neem-oil-during-platinum-based-concurrent-chemo-radiation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Pierfrancesco Franco, Monica Rampino, Oliviero Ostellino, Marina Schena, Giancarlo Pecorari, Paolo Garzino Demo, Massimo Fasolis, Francesca Arcadipane, Stefania Martini, Chiara Cavallin, Mario Airoldi, Umberto Ricardi
Acute skin toxicity is a frequent finding during combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy in head and neck cancer patients. Its timely and appropriate management is crucial for both oncological results and patient's global quality of life. We herein report clinical data on the use of Hypericum perforatum and neem oil in the treatment of acute skin toxicity during concurrent chemo-radiation for head and neck cancer. A consecutive series of 50 head and neck cancer patients undergoing concomitant radio-chemotherapy with weekly cisplatin was analyzed...
February 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101728/implementation-of-an-evidence-based-biobehavioral-treatment-for-cancer-patients
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Marlena M Ryba, Brittany M Brothers, Barbara L Andersen
One aim of dissemination and implementation (DI) research is to study the translation of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) from the research environments of their development and testing to broader communities where they are needed. There are few behavioral medicine DI studies and none in cancer survivorship. A determinant model (Setting, Therapist, Education, imPlementation, and Sustainability (STEPS)) was used to conceptualize DI of mental health treatment and frame a longitudinal study of implementation of a behavioral medicine EBT-a biobehavioral intervention (BBI) for cancer patients...
January 18, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101700/predicting-brain-metastases-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-based-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#6
Gang Yin, Churong Li, Heng Chen, Yangkun Luo, Lucia Clara Orlandini, Pei Wang, Jinyi Lang
In this study the relationship between brain structure and brain metastases (BM) occurrence was analyzed. A model for predicting the time of BM onset in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was proposed. Twenty patients were used to develop the model, whereas the remaining 69 were used for independent validation and verification of the model. Magnetic resonance images were segmented into cerebrospinal fluid, gray matter (GM), and white matter using voxel-based morphometry. Automatic anatomic labeling template was used to extract 116 brain regions from the GM volume...
January 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101677/emesis-and-nausea-related-to-single-agent-trabectedin-in-ovarian-cancer-patients-a-sub-study-of-the-mito15-project
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Marilena Di Napoli, Chiara Della Pepa, Laura Arenare, Giovanni Scambia, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi, Gabriella Ferrandina, Vanda Salutari, Roberto Sorio, Anna Maria Mosconi, Giorgia Mangili, Lucia Borgato, Stefano Lepori, Angela Salvino, Sandro Pignata, Sabrina Chiara Cecere
The MITO 15 was a prospective, single-arm trial, evaluating trabectedin monotherapy in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer (OC) who were BRCA mutation-carriers or had a BRCAness phenotype. It is largely reported that trabectedin may induce nausea and vomiting but the real emetogenic potential of the drug, in the different schedules, has never been fully described; furthermore, OC patients are known to have an enhanced risk of developing nausea and vomiting due to female gender, abdominal spreading of the disease, and major surgery experienced by most of them...
January 19, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101485/minimizing-the-health-effects-of-the-nuclear-accident-in-fukushima-on-thyroids
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REVIEW
Shigenobu Nagataki
RESULTS OF THE SCREENING OF THYROIDS: Because of the March 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, the Fukushima Prefecture initiated a thyroid ultrasound examination program. The first cycle of examinations on all children (more than 300,000) of the Fukushima Prefecture identified 116 patients as having malignant or suspected malignant thyroid nodules, and in the second cycle 59 new cases were identified. According to the available data, the thyroid cancers found by the screening are unlikely to be due to radiation, but the possibility cannot be excluded...
December 2016: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100841/cannabinoids-a-new-weapon-against-cancer
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Małgorzata Pokrywka, Joanna Góralska, Bogdan Solnica
Cannabis has been cultivated by man since Neolithic times. It was used, among others for fiber and rope production, recreational purposes and as an excellent therapeutic agent. The isolation and characterization of the structure of one of the main active ingredients of cannabis - Δ9 - tetrahydrocannabinol as well the discovery of its cannabinoid binding receptors CB1 and CB2, has been a milestone in the study of the possibilities of the uses of Cannabis sativa and related products in modern medicine. Many scientific studies indicate the potential use of cannabinoids in the fight against cancer...
December 29, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100110/mortality-in-patients-with-septic-shock-by-multidrug-resistant-bacteria
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Stefano Busani, Giulia Serafini, Elena Mantovani, Claudia Venturelli, Maddalena Giannella, Pierluigi Viale, Cristina Mussini, Andrea Cossarizza, Massimo Girardis
BACKGROUND: Patients with septic shock by multidrug resistant (MDR) microorganism maybe considered a specific population of critical patients at very high risk of death in whom the effects of standard sepsis treatment has never been assessed. The objective of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the risk factors for 30-day mortality and the impact of sepsis management in patients with septic shock caused by MDR bacteria. METHODS: Patients with septic shock by MDR bacteria admitted to the mixed intensive care unit (ICU) of Modena University Hospital during a 6-year period were studied...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100061/outpatient-palliative-care-and-aggressiveness-of-end-of-life-care-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Si Won Lee, Hyun Jung Jho, Ji Yeon Baek, Eun Kyung Shim, Hyun Mi Kim, Ji Yeon Ku, Eun Jung Nam, Yoon-Jung Chang, Hye Jin Choi, Sun Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Palliative care in outpatient setting has been shown to promote better symptom management and transition to hospice care among patients with advanced cancer. Nevertheless, specialized palliative care is rarely provided at cancer centers in Korea. Herein, we aimed to assess aggressiveness of end-of-life care for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer according to the use of outpatient palliative care (OPC) at a single cancer center in Korea. METHODS: We performed a retrospective medical record review for 132 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who died between 2011 and 2014...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099914/advances-in-epigenetic-glioblastoma-therapy
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Dong Hoon Lee, Hyun-Wook Ryu, Hye-Rim Won, So Hee Kwon
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most lethal primary brain tumor in adults despite contemporary gold-standard first-line treatment strategies. This type of tumor recurs in virtually all patients and no commonly accepted standard treatment exists for the recurrent disease. Therefore, advances in all scientific and clinical aspects of GBM are urgently needed. Epigenetic mechanisms are one of the major factors contributing to the pathogenesis of cancers, including glioblastoma. Epigenetic modulators that regulate gene expression by altering the epigenome and non-histone proteins are being exploited as therapeutic drug targets...
January 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099902/anthelmintic-mebendazole-enhances-cisplatin-s-effect-on-suppressing-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-differentiation-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-hnscc
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Fugui Zhang, Yong Li, Hongmei Zhang, Enyi Huang, Lina Gao, Wenping Luo, Qiang Wei, Jiaming Fan, Dongzhe Song, Junyi Liao, Yulong Zou, Feng Liu, Jianxiang Liu, Jiayi Huang, Dan Guo, Chao Ma, Xue Hu, Li Li, Xiangyang Qu, Liqun Chen, Xinyi Yu, Zhicai Zhang, Tingting Wu, Hue H Luu, Rex C Haydon, Jinlin Song, Tong-Chuan He, Ping Ji
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common and aggressive types of human cancers worldwide. Nearly a half of HNSCC patients experience recurrence within five years of treatment and develop resistance to chemotherapy. Thus, there is an urgent clinical need to develop safe and novel anticancer therapies for HNSCC. Here, we investigate the possibility of repurposing the anthelmintic drug mebendazole (MBZ) as an anti-HNSCC agent. Using the two commonly-used human HNSCC lines CAL27 and SCC15, we demonstrate MBZ exerts more potent anti-proliferation activity than cisplatin in human HNSCC cells...
January 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099898/the-best-strategy-for-hcc-patients-at-each-bclc-stage-a-network-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#14
REVIEW
Lei Chang, Yitao Wang, Jibo Zhang, Tao Guo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Currently, the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer staging system remains huge controversies in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma. To determine the best therapeutic strategy for patients at each stage, we conducted a network meta-analysis and aimed to provide a new treatment concept. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library database were searched for observational studies up to August 31, 2016. We extracted data on overall survival rate from studies that compared various strategies for use with patients at different stages...
January 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099531/sarcoidosis-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-connection-documented-in-a-case-series-of-3-patients
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Sara A Berg, Roberto A Novoa, Campbell Stewart, Joseph F Sobanko, Christopher J Miller, Misha Rosenbach
Sarcoidosis is a chronic multisystem disease characterized by the formation of noncaseating granulomas in multiple organs, including the skin. An association between multisystem sarcoidosis and an increased risk for malignancy has been established. Dermatologists should be aware of the increased risk for nonmelanoma skin cancers in patients with sarcoidosis. We report a series of 3 patients with primarily cutaneous sarcoidosis who presented with new-onset cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Two patients were black women and 1 patient presented with lesions of cutaneous sarcoidosis arising concurrently with SCCs in the same location, distinguishable only by biopsy...
December 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099365/melanoma-during-pregnancy-a-report-of-60-pregnancies-complicated-by-melanoma
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Jorine de Haan, Christianne A Lok, Christianne J de Groot, Marianne B Crijns, Kristel Van Calsteren, Karina Dahl Steffensen, Michael J Halaska, Sevilay Altintas, Ingrid A Boere, Robert Fruscio, Wojciech Kolawa, Petronella O Witteveen, Frédéric Amant
The management of melanoma during pregnancy is challenging as maternal benefits and fetal risks need to be balanced. Here, we present an overview of the incidence, the demographic and clinical characteristics and the treatment modalities used. After analysis of obstetric, fetal and maternal outcome, recommendations for clinical practice are provided. From the 'International Network on Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy' database, pregnant patients with melanoma were identified and analysed. Sixty pregnancies were eligible for analysis...
January 17, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099352/acute-pancreatitis-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-timing-of-surgery-and-survival-duration
#17
Shaojun Li, Bole Tian
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a rare manifestation of pancreatic cancer (PC). The relationship between AP and PC remains less distinct.From January 2009 to November 2015, 47consecutive patients with PC who presented with AP were reviewed for this study. Clinical features, clinicopathologic variables, postoperative complications, and follow-up evaluations of patients were documented in detail from our database. In order to identify cutoff threshold time for surgery, receiver operating curve (ROC) was built according to patients with or without postoperative complications...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099331/atorvastatin-induced-necrotizing-autoimmune-myositis-an-emerging-dominant-entity-in-patients-with-autoimmune-myositis-presenting-with-a-pure-polymyositis-phenotype
#18
Yves Troyanov, Océane Landon-Cardinal, Marvin J Fritzler, José Ferreira, Ira N Targoff, Eric Rich, Michelle Goulet, Jean-Richard Goulet, Josiane Bourré-Tessier, Yves Robitaille, Julie Drouin, Alexandra Albert, Jean-Luc Senécal
The general aim of this study was to evaluate the disease spectrum in patients presenting with a pure polymyositis (pPM) phenotype. Specific objectives were to characterize clinical features, autoantibodies (aAbs), and membrane attack complex (MAC) in muscle biopsies of patients with treatment-responsive, statin-exposed necrotizing autoimmune myositis (NAM). Patients from the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal autoimmune myositis (AIM) Cohort with a pPM phenotype, response to immunosuppression, and follow-up ≥3 years were included...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099265/observer-agreement-of-treatment-responses-on-planar-bone-scintigraphy-in-prostate-cancer-patients-importance-of-the-lesion-assessment-method
#19
Randi F Fonager, Helle D Zacho, Signe Albertsen, Joan Fledelius, June A Ejlersen, Mette H Christensen, Ramune Aleksyniene, José A Biurrun Manresa, Lars J Petersen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess observer agreement on the evaluation of treatment responses of bone metastases by bone scintigraphy (BS) using different scoring methods in prostate cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-three paired BS from 55 patients were included. BS was performed before and after more than 12 weeks of anticancer treatment. A panel of experienced nuclear medicine physicians from several institutions evaluated treatment response using three different methods: (a) standard clinical assessment, (b) MD Anderson criteria, and (c) Prostate Cancer Working Group 2 (PCWG-2) criteria...
January 17, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099173/surgical-approach-for-ulcerated-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-single-center-experience-a-retrospective-study
#20
Rita Laforgia, Clelia Punzo, Annunziata Panebianco, Annalisa Volpi, Marina Minafra, Maria Grazia Sederino
AIM: The aim of our retrospective study is to analyze surgical possibilities for the extended LABC in those cases not suitable for a neoadjuvant chemotherapy step and to consider various reconstruction techniques. MATERIAL OF STUDY: Between 2009 and 2015 we enrolled 11 patients, admitted to the Emergency Department, presenting ulcerated LABC that needed palliative surgical demolitive procedures because of bleeding and anemia and in which was necessary to use natural tissues transposition or synthetic substitutes for the reconstruction of the skin flaps...
January 12, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
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