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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221197/rank-expression-in-ebv-positive-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-metastasis-a-ready-to-treat-target
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Carlo Resteghini, Salvatore Alfieri, Pasquale Quattrone, Francesca Dominoni, Giovanna Garzone, Ester Orlandi, Laura Locati, Cristiana Bergamini, Donata Galbiati, Nicola Alessandro Iacovelli, Carlo Fallai, Lisa Licitra, Paolo Bossi
Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) related Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC), is an highly chemo- and radiosensitive endemic malignancy in southeast Asia. More than one third of locally advanced cases relapse after curative treatment, especially because of bone, liver and lung metastases. Lymphocyte sub-populations favour EBV-associated carcinogenesis and tumour progression and several strategies aim to reverse this phenomenon. Receptor activator of NF-kB (RANK) and its Ligand (RANKL), key regulator of bone metabolisms, are expressed in several malignancies and tumor-infiltrating Tregs...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220303/locally-aggressive-connective-tissue-tumors
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Mrinal M Gounder, David M Thomas, William D Tap
In this review, we highlight the complexities of the natural history, biology, and clinical management of three intermediate connective tissue tumors: desmoid tumor (DT) or aggressive fibromatosis, tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT) or diffuse-type pigmented villonodular synovitis (dtPVNS), and giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB). Intermediate histologies include tumors of both soft tissue and bone origin and are locally aggressive and rarely metastatic. Some common aspects to these tumors are that they can be locally infiltrative and/or impinge on critical organs, which leads to disfigurement, pain, loss of function and mobility, neurovascular compromise, and occasionally life-threatening consequences, such as mesenteric, bowel, ureteral, and/or bladder obstruction...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218482/a-novel-muscle-sparing-high-thoracotomy-for-upper-thoracic-spine-resection-and-reconstruction
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Derek T Bernstein, Wu Zhuge, Shanda H Blackmon, Rex A W Marco
PURPOSE: High thoracotomy allows access to the anterior cervicothoracic and upper thoracic vertebrae; however, traditional techniques transect shoulder girdle muscles, leading to postoperative shoulder dysfunction. Muscle-sparing techniques diminish this concern, but often sacrifice the quality of exposure. We describe a novel muscle-sparing, high thoracotomy approach for the treatment of ventral cervicothoracic and upper thoracic spine lesions. METHODS: A novel muscle-sparing, high thoracotomy approach is described, utilizing a midline posterior incision with lateral extension from the lateral decubitus position...
December 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215399/hemorrhage-of-liver-and-bone-metastases-as-a-result-of-rapid-response-to-dual-braf-mek-inhibition-in-metastatic-melanoma-a-case-report
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Tine Loyson, Emilie Werbrouck, Kevin Punie, Lawrence Bonne, Vincent Vandecaveye, Oliver Bechter
Combination therapy using a BRAF and MEK inhibitor significantly improves both progression-free and overall survival in patients with BRAF V600-mutated stage IV melanoma. Dual MAPK inhibition achieves an objective response in the majority of patients. We present a case of a woman with BRAF V600E-mutated malignant melanoma and rapidly progressing liver, bone, and lymph node metastases. The patient commenced dabrafenib and trametinib with clinical and biochemical signs of response after 2 days. On day 3 she developed grade 3 liver hemorrhage, which was successfully embolized...
December 5, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212524/successful-management-of-retinal-metastasis-from-renal-cancer-with-everolimus-in-a-monophthalmic-patient-a-case-report
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Ismail Essadi, Issam Lalya, Mohamed Kriet, Abdelhamid El Omrani, Rhizlane Belbaraka, Mouna Khouchani
BACKGROUND: The retina is an uncommon site for metastases, in particular from solid tumors. Some authors have reported a recent increase in the incidence of metastases in infrequent sites, such as brain or bone, probably due to the expanded treatment options and the resulting improved survival. Choroidal metastasis is the most common type of intraocular malignancy. The most common primary sites associated with choroidal metastasis are breast cancer in women and lung cancer in men. Treatment options are limited, but they must be discussed and adapted to the patient profile...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212030/loss-of-caveolin-1-in-metastasis-associated-macrophages-drives-lung-metastatic-growth-through-increased-angiogenesis
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Ward Celus, Giusy Di Conza, Ana Isabel Oliveira, Manuel Ehling, Bruno M Costa, Mathias Wenes, Massimiliano Mazzone
Although it is well established that tumor-associated macrophages take part in each step of cancer progression, less is known about the distinct role of the so-called metastasis-associated macrophages (MAMs) at the metastatic site. Previous studies reported that Caveolin-1 (Cav1) has both tumor-promoting and tumor-suppressive functions. However, the role of Cav1 in bone-marrow-derived cells is unknown. Here, we describe Cav1 as an anti-metastatic regulator in mouse models of lung and breast cancer pulmonary metastasis...
December 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209799/-chondroblastoma
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REVIEW
G Jundt, D Baumhoer
Chondroblastomas are very rare benign primary bone tumors occurring preferentially in the epiphyses or apophyses of long bones in children and adolescents. In most cases the typical histological and imaging findings lead to a correct diagnosis that may be substantiated by demonstrating the highly specific point mutation in the H3F3B gene (p.K36M), either by sequencing or immunohistochemistry. Recurrences occur in 5-15% of cases, postsurgical metastatic deposits to the lungs are very rare (<1%). Histologically "malignant" chondroblastomas have been reported as single case reports...
December 5, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206790/aspirin-for-prophylaxis-against-venous-thromboembolism-after-orthopaedic-oncologic-surgery
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Gregory M Mendez, Yash M Patel, Daniel A Ricketti, John P Gaughan, Richard D Lackman, Tae Won B Kim
BACKGROUND: Patients who undergo orthopaedic oncologic surgical procedures are at increased risk of developing a venous thromboembolism (VTE). Guidelines from surgical societies are shifting to include aspirin as a postoperative VTE prophylactic agent. The purpose of this study was to review our experience using aspirin as postoperative VTE prophylaxis for orthopaedic oncologic surgical procedures. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of patients diagnosed with a primary malignant soft-tissue or bone tumor or metastatic carcinoma...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204695/percutaneous-image-guided-ablation-in-the-treatment-of-osseous-metastases-from-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yuntong Ma, Adam N Wallace, Saiama N Waqar, Daniel Morgensztern, Thomas P Madaelil, Anderanik Tomasian, Jack W Jennings
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous image-guided ablation is an emerging minimally invasive therapy for patients with metastatic bone disease for whom radiation therapy is ineffective or contraindicated. The purpose of this study was to examine the safety and efficacy of percutaneous ablation in achieving pain palliation and local tumor control of osseous metastases from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 76 musculoskeletal metastases in 45 patients treated with percutaneous ablation...
December 4, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203116/diagnosis-and-management-of-metastatic-neoplasms-with-unknown-primary
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REVIEW
Tilmann Bochtler, Harald Löffler, Alwin Krämer
In cancer of unknown primary (CUP), metastases are clinically and histologically confirmed, but the primary tumor site remains elusive after extensive work-up. CUPs make up for 2-3% of all epithelial malignancies. The two prevailing histologies are adenocarcinomas and undifferentiated carcinomas, whereas squamous cell carcinomas, neuroendocrine carcinomas and rare histologies account for the remaining 10%. The diagnostic work-up in CUP relies strongly on a detailed immunohistological (IHC) analysis in order to characterize the tumor type, nowadays aided by molecular techniques...
November 26, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202848/downregulation-of-mir-141-3p-promotes-bone-metastasis-via-activating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-prostate-cancer
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Shuai Huang, Qingde Wa, Jincheng Pan, Xinsheng Peng, Dong Ren, Yan Huang, Xiao Chen, Yubo Tang
BACKGROUND: Clinically, prostate cancer (PCa) exhibits a high avidity to metastasize to bone. miR-141-3p is an extensively studied miRNA in cancers and downregulation of miR-141-3p has been widely reported to be involved in the progression and metastasis of several human cancer types. However, the clinical significance and biological roles of miR-141-3p in bone metastasis of PCa are still unclear. METHODS: miR-141-3p expression was examined in 89 non-bone metastatic and 52 bone metastatic PCa tissues by real-time PCR...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202471/apoptosis-induced-cxcl5-accelerates-inflammation-and-growth-of-prostate-tumor-metastases-in-bone
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Hernan Roca, Jacqueline D Jones, Marta C Purica, Savannah Weidner, Amy J Koh, Robert Kuo, John E Wilkinson, Yugang Wang, Stephanie Daignault-Newton, Kenneth J Pienta, Todd M Morgan, Evan T Keller, Jacques E Nör, Lonnie D Shea, Laurie K McCauley
During tumor progression, immune system phagocytes continually clear apoptotic cancer cells in a process known as efferocytosis. However, the impact of efferocytosis in metastatic tumor growth is unknown. In this study, we observed that macrophage-driven efferocytosis of prostate cancer cells in vitro induced the expression of proinflammatory cytokines such as CXCL5 by activating Stat3 and NF-κB(p65) signaling. Administration of a dimerizer ligand (AP20187) triggered apoptosis in 2 in vivo syngeneic models of bone tumor growth in which apoptosis-inducible prostate cancer cells were either coimplanted with vertebral bodies, or inoculated in the tibiae of immunocompetent mice...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201454/the-role-of-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-in-advanced-metastatic-thoracic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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REVIEW
Lisa Bodei, Jarosław B Ćwikla, Mark Kidd, Irvin M Modlin
Bronchopulmonary (BP) neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) comprise a spectrum of tumors that develop from respiratory neuroendocrine cells and represent ~20% of all lung neoplasia and ~30% of all NETs. The only curative treatment is surgical resection. For well-differentiated forms (typical and atypical carcinoids), medical therapy ranges from bioactive agents (e.g., somatostatin analogs), to biotherapy (e.g., everolimus), standard chemotherapy and peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). PRRT with radiolabeled somatostatin analogs is an innovative treatment for inoperable or metastasized, well/moderately differentiated, NET...
November 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199714/prognostic-factors-and-treatment-of-patients-with-advanced-synovial-sarcoma-a-single-center-experience
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O Ates, S Aksoy, H Yeter, V Sunar, N Kertmen, O Dizdar, A Turker, A Kars
BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a malignant mesenchymal tumor, which comprises 5%-10% of all the sarcomas. There is insufficient information on prognostic factors and salvage treatments of advanced SS. In this study, we aimed to further clarify the clinicopathological features, prognostic factors, and treatment modalities in advanced SS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 45 SS patients followed up between 2001 and 2015 at our cancer institute, Department of Medical Oncology, were retrospectively evaluated...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193813/a-case-report-of-brown-tumor-in-a-patient-with-chronic-renal-failure-and-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Yong-Jun Liu, Elizabeth E Frauenhoffer, Eric Walker, Nicole C Williams
We report a case of a 72 year old male with hyperparathyroidism secondary to end stage diabetic renal disease and coexisting bilateral chromophobe renal cell carcinomas. The patient presented with back and groin pain, right pelvic hemorrhage, and multiple lytic bone lesions concerning for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Fine needle aspiration cytology demonstrated benign appearing osteoclasts and spindled cells. A concurrent core biopsy showed foci of spindled cell proliferation populated by osteoclast-like giant cells with stromal hemorrhage without evidence of metastatic carcinoma...
November 29, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191489/beyond-the-vicious-cycle-the-role-of-innate-osteoimmunity-automimicry-and-tumor-inherent-changes-in-dictating-bone-metastasis
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Katie L Owen, Belinda S Parker
Bone metastasis is a fatal consequence of a subset of solid malignancies that fail to respond to conventional therapies. While a myriad of factors contribute to osteotropism and disseminated cell survival and outgrowth in bone, efforts to inhibit tumor cell growth in the bone-metastatic niche have largely relied on measures that disrupt the bi-directional interactions between bone resident and tumor cells. However, the targeting of isolated stromal interactions has proven ineffective to date in inhibiting bone-metastatic progression and patient mortality...
November 27, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190690/development-of-effective-tumor-immunotherapy-using-a-novel-dendritic-cell-targeting-toll-like-receptor-ligand
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Nadeeka H De Silva, Takashi Akazawa, Viskam Wijewardana, Norimitsu Inoue, Maremichi Oyamada, Atsuko Ohta, Yuki Tachibana, Daluthgamage Patsy H Wijesekera, Mitsuru Kuwamura, Yasuko Nishizawa, Kazuyuki Itoh, Takeshi Izawa, Shingo Hatoya, Tetsuya Hasegawa, Jyoji Yamate, Toshio Inaba, Kikuya Sugiura
Although dendritic cell (DC)-based immunotherapy shows little toxicity, improvements should be necessary to obtain satisfactory clinical outcome. Using interferon-gamma injection along with DCs, we previously obtained significant clinical responses against small or early stage malignant tumors in dogs. However, improvement was necessary to be effective to largely developed or metastatic tumors. To obtain effective methods applicable to those tumors, we herein used a DC-targeting Toll-like receptor ligand, h11c, and examined the therapeutic effects in murine subcutaneous and visceral tumor models and also in the clinical treatment of canine cancers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185198/metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-to-the-small-bowel-three-cases-of-gi-bleeding-and-a-literature-review
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Jessica L Mueller, Richard A Guyer, Joel T Adler, John T Mullen
Approximately 25-30% of patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis, where the most common sites of metastasis are the lung (50-60% of patients with metastatic disease), bones (30-40%), liver (30-40%), and brain (5%). Although RCC metastasis to the small intestine is thought to be exceedingly rare, with predominantly isolated case reports and a few case series in the literature, we present below three additional cases at our institution of metastatic RCC to the small bowel presenting as GI bleeding...
November 28, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181683/analysis-of-the-infiltrative-features-of-chordoma-the-relationship-between-micro-skip-metastasis-and-postoperative-outcomes
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Toru Akiyama, Koichi Ogura, Tabu Gokita, Satoshi Tsukushi, Shintaro Iwata, Tomoki Nakamura, Akihiko Matsumine, Tsukasa Yonemoto, Yoshihiro Nishida, Kazuo Saita, Akira Kawai, Seiichi Matsumoto, Takehiko Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: Chordomas are very rare primary malignant bone tumors that arise commonly from the sacrum (50-60%) and clivus (25-35%). Chordomas have a high rate of recurrence. The authors confirmed a unique histologic infiltration pattern of chordomas that resembles a skip-metastatic lesion in normal tissue around tumor, which they named "micro-skip metastasis." This study aimed to examine the correlations between the clinicopathologic features of chordomas, including micro-skip metastasis, and the clinical outcomes, including overall survival, local recurrence-free survival, and distant metastasis-free survival...
November 27, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181146/metastatic-prostate-adenocarcinoma-to-intradural-foramen-magnum
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Halil Olgun Peker, Nural Cafer Celik, Ulas Cikla, Mustafa K Baskaya
Intradural metastatic tumors are rarely reported in foramen magnum (FM), including cases of melanoma, pituitary carcinoma, thyroid carcinoma, and prostate carcinoma metastases. We report a 68-year-old male who presented with right-sided headache, progressive swallowing difficulty requiring gastrostomy tube and hoarseness over the course of 1 year. Images revealed a heterogeneous, contrast-enhancing lesion in the FM that compressed the anterior aspect of the medulla and upper spinal cord. Although metastatic tumor was considered in differential diagnosis, presumptive diagnosis was FM meningioma due to lack of bone destruction or sclerosis on CT and T2W isointense and T1W hypointense appearance on MRI...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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