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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644711/screening-for-squamous-cell-anal-cancer-in-hiv-positive-patients-a-five-year-experience
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Chiara Santorelli, Cosimo Alex Leo, Jonathan D Hodgkinson, Franco Baldelli, Francesco Cantarella, Emanuel Cavazzoni
AIM: Potential screening modalities for early diagnosis of squamous cell anal cancer (SCC) in HIV patients include digital anorectal examination (DARE), anal Papanicolaou testing (Pap test), human papilloma virus (HPV) co-testing, and high-resolution anoscopy. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the results of a five-year screening program for SCC in HIV patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on 204 HIV patients who underwent a screening program for SCC from October 2010 to January 2015...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644153/louisiana-physicians-are-increasing-hpv-vaccination-rates
#2
Donna L Williams, Courtney S Wheeler, Michelle Lawrence, Stacy S Hall, Michael Hagensee
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common virus that can cause genital warts and certain cancers. The HPV vaccine is effective in preventing many HPV-associated diseases, however, vaccination rates suggest many remain unprotected. This study examined successful strategies used by physicians to improve HPV vaccination rates. Providers with above average vaccination rates were identified. A representative from each provider participated in an interview to identify strategies used to boost HPV vaccination. Key strategies in ensuring vaccine completion were reminders, education, standing orders, and scheduling future vaccine appointments at time of first dose...
May 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644134/the-conundrum-of-the-epstein-barr-virus-associated-gastric-carcinoma-in-the-americas
#3
REVIEW
Gonzalo Carrasco-Avino, Ismael Riquelme, Oslando Padilla, Miguel Villaseca, Francisco R Aguayo, Alejandro H Corvalan
Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma shows a higher prevalence in the Americas than Asia. We summarize all studies of Epstein Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma in the Americas, focusing on host characteristics, environmental associations and phylogeographic diversity of Epstein-Barr virus strains. In the Americas, the prevalence of Epstein Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma is 11.4%, more frequent in males and portray predominantly diffuse-type histology. EBERs, EBNAs, BARTs and LMP are the highest expressed genes; their variations in healthy individuals may explain the phylogeographic diversity of Epstein-Barr virus across the region...
June 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642816/safe-and-effective-administration-of-t-vec-in-a-patient-with-heart-transplantation-and-recurrent-locally-advanced-melanoma
#4
Gustavo Schvartsman, Kristen Perez, Jill E Flynn, Jeffrey N Myers, Hussein Tawbi
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy plays a key role in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Patients with autoimmune conditions and/or on immunosuppressive therapy due to orthotropic transplants, however, are systematically excluded from clinical trials. Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) is the first oncolytic virus to be approved by the FDA for cancer therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of T-VEC being administered in the setting of an organ transplant recipient. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present the case of a patient with recurrent locally advanced cutaneous melanoma receiving salvage T-VEC therapy in the setting of orthotropic heart transplantation...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641531/application-of-alphaviral-vectors-for-immunomodulation-in-cancer-therapy
#5
Anna Zajakina, Karina Spunde, Kenneth Lundstrom
BACKGROUND: The lack of specific and efficient cancer therapies has influenced the development of novel approaches, such as immunotherapy, which from its original application of immunogenic protein delivery has developed into the use of more sophisticated recombinant gene delivery methods to achieve better safety and efficacy profiles. This approach involves viral and non-viral delivery systems. METHODS: Expression vectors have been engineered for alphaviruses, including Semliki Forest virus, Sindbis virus and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus...
June 21, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640902/hepatitis-b-virus-reactivation-and-antiviral-prophylaxis-during-lung-cancer-chemotherapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Yu-Tuan Wu, Xin Li, Zi-Li Liu, Zhou Xu, Wei Dai, Ke Zhang, Jiu-Song Wu, Bilal Arshad, Kai-Nan Wu, Ling-Quan Kong
BACKGROUND: Antiviral drugs have been recommended as prophylaxis for the reactivation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. However, screening and antiviral prophylaxis for lung cancer remain controversial because of insufficient evidence. PURPOSE: In this study, we investigate the absolute risk for HBV reactivation and the prophylactic effects of antiviral drugs in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive lung cancer patients during chemotherapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640828/bovine-leukemia-virus-linked-to-breast-cancer-in-australian-women-and-identified-before-breast-cancer-development
#7
Gertrude C Buehring, HuaMin Shen, Daniel A Schwartz, James S Lawson
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV), a common virus of cattle globally, was believed for decades not to infect humans. More recent techniques (in situ PCR and DNA sequencing) enabled detection of BLV in human breast tissue, and determination of its significant association with breast cancer in a US population. Using similar techniques to study 96 Australian women, we report here detection of retrotranscribed BLV DNA in breast tissue of 40/50(80%) of women with breast cancer versus 19/46(41%) of women with no history of breast cancer, indicating an age-adjusted odds ratio and confidence interval of 4...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640744/ictv-virus-taxonomy-profile-polyomaviridae
#8
Ugo Moens, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Chris Lauber, Torbjörn Ramqvist, Mariet C W Feltkamp, Matthew D Daugherty, Ernst J Verschoor, Bernhard Ehlers, Ictv Report Consortium
The Polyomaviridae is a family of small, non-enveloped viruses with circular dsDNA genomes of approximately 5 kbp. The family includes four genera whose members have restricted host range, infecting mammals and birds. Polyomavirus genomes have also been detected recently in fish. Merkel cell polyomavirus and raccoon polyomavirus are associated with cancer in their host; other members are human and veterinary pathogens. Clinical manifestations are obvious in immunocompromised patients but not in healthy individuals...
June 22, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639884/loss-of-tumor-suppressor-mir-126-contributes-to-the-development-of-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastasis-through-the-upregulation-of-adam9
#9
Le-Yang Xiang, Huo-Hui Ou, Xin-Cheng Liu, Zhan-Jun Chen, Xiang-Hong Li, Yu Huang, Ding-Hua Yang
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common histological type of primary liver cancer, which represents the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality. MiR-126 was reported to be downregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues, compared with its levels in noncancerous tissues. However, baseline miR-126 expression levels in hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma patients who did not undergo pre-operational treatment remains unknown since hepatitis B virus infection and pre-operational transcatheter arterial chemoembolization were shown to upregulate miR-126 expression...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639883/cancer-immunotherapy-breakthrough-or-deja-vu-all-over-again
#10
Stewart Sell
From the application of Coley's toxin in the early 1900s to the present clinical trials using immune checkpoint regulatory inhibitors, the history of cancer immunotherapy has consisted of extremely high levels of enthusiasm after anecdotal case reports of enormous success, followed by decreasing levels of enthusiasm as the results of controlled clinical trials are available. In this review, this pattern will be documented for the various immunotherapeutic approaches over the years. The sole exception being vaccination against cancer causing viruses, which have already prevented thousands of cancers...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639221/hbv-x-protein-induces-overexpression-of-herv-w-env-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-hepg2-cells
#11
Cong Liu, Lijuan Liu, Xiuling Wang, Youyi Liu, Miao Wang, Fan Zhu
Human endogenous retrovirus W family (HERV-W) envelope (env) at chromosome 7 is highly expressed in the placenta and possesses fusogenic activity in trophoblast development. HERV-W env has been found to be overexpressed in some cancers and immune diseases. Viral transactivators can induce the overexpression of HERV-W env in human cell lines. Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is believed to be a multifunctional oncogenic protein. Here, we reported that HBx could increase the promoter activity of HERV-W env and upregulate the mRNA levels of non-spliced and spliced HERV-W env and also its protein in human hepatoma HepG2 cells...
June 20, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638457/upregulation-of-coxsackie-adenovirus-receptor-sensitizes-cisplatin-resistant-lung-cancer-cells-to-crad-induced-inhibition
#12
Ali Sakhawat, Yanan Liu, Ling Ma, Tahir Muhammad, Shensen Wang, Lina Zhang, Xianling Cong, Yinghui Huang
Objective. Conditionally replicating adenoviruses (CRAds) have been proven potent oncolytic viruses in previous studies. They selectively replicate in the tumor cells because of incorporated survivin promoter and ultimately lead to their killing with minimal side effects on normal tissue. Chemotherapy with cisplatin is commonly employed for treating tumors, but its cytotoxic effects and development of resistance remained major concerns to be dealt with. The aim of this study was to explore the anticancer potential of survivin regulated CRAd alone or in combination with cisplatin in the A549 lung cancer cell line and cisplatin-resistant lung cancer cell line, A549-DDPR...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637869/heat-shock-proteins-stimulate-apobec-3-mediated-cytidine-deamination-in-the-hepatitis-b-virus
#13
Zhigang Chen, Thomas L Eggerman, Alexander V Bocharov, Irina N Baranova, Tatyana G Vishnyakova, Roger Kurlander, Amy P Patterson
Apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing enzyme catalytic subunit 3 (APOBEC-3) enzymes are cytidine deaminases that are broadly and constitutively expressed. They are often upregulated during carcinogenesis and candidate genes for causing the major single-base substitution in cancer-associated DNA mutations. Moreover, APOBEC-3s are involved in host innate immunity against many viruses. However, how APOBEC-3 mutational activity is regulated in normal and pathological conditions remains largely unknown. Heat shock protein levels are often elevated in both carcinogenesis and viral infection and are associated with DNA mutations...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637758/genome-wide-analysis-of-eighteen-epstein-barr-viruses-isolated-from-primary-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-biopsies
#14
Chaofeng Tu, Zhaoyang Zeng, Peng Qi, Xiayu Li, Zhengyuan Yu, Can Guo, Fang Xiong, Bo Xiang, Ming Zhou, Zhaojian Gong, Qianjin Liao, Jianjun Yu, Yi He, Wenling Zhang, Xiaoling Li, Yong Li, Guiyuan Li, Wei Xiong
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous gamma-herpesvirus that is highly prevalent in almost all human populations, and is associated with many human cancers such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), Hodgkin's disease, and gastric carcinoma. However, in these EBV-associated cancers, only NPC exhibits remarkable ethnic and geographic distribution. We hypothesized that EBV genomic variations might contribute to the pathogenesis of different human cancers in different geographic areas. In this study, we collected 18 NPC biopsies from the Hunan Province in Southern China and de novo assembled 18 NPC biopsy specimen-derived EBV (NPC-EBV) genomes, designated as HN1 to HN18...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637474/arsenic-trioxide-inhibits-ebv-reactivation-and-promotes-cell-death-in-ebv-positive-lymphoma-cells
#15
Qinyan Yin, Mark Sides, Christopher H Parsons, Erik K Flemington, Joseph A Lasky
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is associated with hematopoietic malignancies, such as Burkitt's lymphoma, post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The current approach for EBV-associated lymphoma involves chemotherapy to eradicate cancer cells, however, normal cells may be injured and organ dysfunction may occur with currently employed regimens. This research is focused on employing arsenic trioxide (ATO) as EBV-specific cancer therapy takes advantage of the fact the EBV resides within the malignant cells...
June 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637388/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-endemic-viruses-and-lethal-brain-disease
#16
Sheila A Haley, Walter J Atwood
In 1971, the first human polyomavirus was isolated from the brain of a patient who died from a rapidly progressing demyelinating disease known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. The virus was named JC virus after the initials of the patient. In that same year a second human polyomavirus was discovered in the urine of a kidney transplant patient and named BK virus. In the intervening years it became clear that both viruses were widespread in the human population but only rarely caused disease. The past decade has witnessed the discovery of eleven new human polyomaviruses, two of which cause unusual and rare cancers...
June 21, 2017: Annual Review of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634816/critical-biological-parameters-modulate-affinity-as-a-determinant-of-function-in-t-cell-receptor-gene-modified-t-cells
#17
Timothy T Spear, Yuan Wang, Kendra C Foley, David C Murray, Gina M Scurti, Patricia E Simms, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Lance M Hellman, Brian M Baker, Michael I Nishimura
T-cell receptor (TCR)-pMHC affinity has been generally accepted to be the most important factor dictating antigen recognition in gene-modified T-cells. As such, there is great interest in optimizing TCR-based immunotherapies by enhancing TCR affinity to augment the therapeutic benefit of TCR gene-modified T-cells in cancer patients. However, recent clinical trials using affinity-enhanced TCRs in adoptive cell transfer (ACT) have observed unintended and serious adverse events, including death, attributed to unpredicted off-tumor or off-target cross-reactivity...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634571/current-immunotherapeutic-strategies-to-enhance-oncolytic-virotherapy
#18
REVIEW
Daniel E Meyers, Amanda A Wang, Chandini M Thirukkumaran, Don G Morris
Oncolytic viruses (OV) represent a promising strategy to augment the spectrum of cancer therapeutics. For efficacy, they rely on two general mechanisms: tumor-specific infection/cell-killing, followed by subsequent activation of the host's adaptive immune response. Numerous OV genera have been utilized in clinical trials, ultimately culminating in the 2015 Food and Drug Administration approval of a genetically engineered herpes virus, Talminogene laherparepvec (T-VEC). It is generally accepted that OV as monotherapy have only modest clinical efficacy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634161/oncolytic-adenovirus-expressing-bispecific-antibody-targets-t-cell-cytotoxicity-in-cancer-biopsies
#19
Joshua D Freedman, Joachim Hagel, Eleanor M Scott, Ioannis Psallidas, Avinash Gupta, Laura Spiers, Paul Miller, Nikolaos Kanellakis, Rebecca Ashfield, Kerry D Fisher, Margaret R Duffy, Leonard W Seymour
Oncolytic viruses exploit the cancer cell phenotype to complete their lytic life cycle, releasing progeny virus to infect nearby cells and repeat the process. We modified the oncolytic group B adenovirus EnAdenotucirev (EnAd) to express a bispecific single-chain antibody, secreted from infected tumour cells into the microenvironment. This bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) binds to EpCAM on target cells and cross-links them to CD3 on T cells, leading to clustering and activation of both CD4 and CD8 T cells. BiTE transcription can be controlled by the virus major late promoter, limiting expression to cancer cells that are permissive for virus replication...
June 20, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633906/respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-in-adult-emergency-department-patients-do-emergency-providers-consider-rsv-as-an-admission-diagnosis-a-retrospective-observational-study-carried-out-at-massachusetts-general-hospital-boston-ma
#20
William Binder, Jill Thorsen, Pierre Borczuk
BACKGROUND: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) has been recognized for over half a century as a cause of morbidity in infants and children. Over the past 20years, data has emerged linking RSV as a cause of illness in adults resulting in 177,000 annual hospitalizations and up to 14,000 deaths among older adults. OBJECTIVE: Characterize clinical variables in a cohort of adult RSV patients. We hypothesize that emergency physicians do not routinely consider RSV in the differential diagnosis (DDx) of influenza like illness...
June 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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