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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507206/real-world-data-on-prognostic-factors-for-overall-survival-in-egfr-mutation-positive-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-first-line-gefitinib
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Zong-Han Yao, Wei-Yu Liao, Chao-Chi Ho, Kuan-Yu Chen, Jin-Yuan Shih, Jin-Shing Chen, Zhong-Zhe Lin, Chia-Chi Lin, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Chong-Jen Yu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify independent prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring an activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and receiving gefitinib as first-line treatment in real-world practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 226 patients from June 2011 to May 2013. During this period, gefitinib was the only EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor reimbursed by the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan...
May 15, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414566/the-changed-proportion-of-cd45ra-cd45ro-t-cells-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-during-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-with-ribavirin-therapy
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Jung-Lung Hsiao, Wang-Sheng Ko, Chia-Ju Shih, Ya-Ling Chiou
Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) may progress toward chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and liver cancer. A therapy for patients with chronic HCV infection is the combination of pegylated interferon-α with ribavirin, which increases the rate of sustained virological response (SVR) to 56%. However, a practical biomarker to predict SVR is lacking. T cells expressing the CD45RA isoform are considered naive, and antigenic stimulation converts them to CD45RO(+). CD45RO(+) T cells exhibit immediate response and high lymphokine production, leading to the maintenance and upregulation of immune reactions...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413670/glasgow-prognostic-score-predicts-prognosis-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Qun-Xiong Pan, Zi-Jian Su, Jian-Hua Zhang, Chong-Ren Wang, Shao-Ying Ke
High Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) has been associated with poor prognosis in patients with lung, ovarian, colorectal and renal cancer, as well as hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of GPS in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) undergoing partial hepatectomy. A total of 72 patients with pathologically confirmed ICC were classified according to their GPS scores assigned based on the preoperative levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408492/cd81-as-a-tumor-target
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Felipe Vences-Catalán, Caroline Duault, Chiung-Chi Kuo, Ranjani Rajapaksa, Ronald Levy, Shoshana Levy
CD81 participates in a variety of important cellular processes such as membrane organization, protein trafficking, cellular fusion and cell-cell interactions. In the immune system, CD81 regulates immune synapse, receptor clustering and signaling; it also mediates adaptive and innate immune suppression. CD81 is a gateway in hepatocytes for pathogens such as hepatitis C virus and Plasmodium; it also confers susceptibility to Listeria infection. These diverse biological roles are due to the tendency of CD81 to associate with other tetraspanins and with cell-specific partner proteins, which provide the cells with a signaling platform...
April 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401532/gram-positive-pneumonia-augments-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-metastasis-via-host-toll-like-receptor-2-activation
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Stephen D Gowing, Simon C Chow, Jonathan J Cools-Lartigue, Crystal B Chen, Sara Najmeh, Henry Y Jiang, France Bourdeau, Annie Beauchamp, Ugo Mancini, Isabelle Angers, Betty Giannias, Jonathan D Spicer, Simon Rousseau, Salman T Qureshi, Lorenzo E Ferri
Surgical resection of early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is necessary for cure. However, rates of post-operative bacterial pneumonias remain high and may confer an increased risk for metastasis. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) mediate the inflammatory cascade by recognizing microbial products at the surface of numerous cell types in the lung; however, little is known about how host TLRs influence NSCLC metastasis. TLR2 recognizes gram-positive bacterial cell wall components activating innate immunity...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358369/mirna199a-3p-suppresses-tumor-growth-migration-invasion-and-angiogenesis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-targeting-vegfa-vegfr1-vegfr2-hgf-and-mmp2
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Alip Ghosh, Debanjali Dasgupta, Amit Ghosh, Shrabasti Roychoudhury, Dhiraj Kumar, Mahadeo Gorain, Ramesh Butti, Simanti Datta, Shaleen Agarwal, Subash Gupta, Gopal Krishna Dhali, Abhijit Chowdhury, Thomas D Schmittgen, Gopal C Kundu, Soma Banerjee
Increasing significance of tumor-stromal interaction in development and progression of cancer implies that signaling molecules in the tumor microenvironment (TME) might be the effective therapeutic targets for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Here, the role of microRNA miR-199a-3p in the regulation of TME and development of HCC has been investigated by several in vitro and in vivo assays. Expression of miR-199a-3p was observed significantly low in HCC tissues and its overexpression remarkably inhibited in vivo tumor growth and metastasis to lung in NOD-SCID mice...
March 30, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258454/indeterminate-pulmonary-nodules-in-resected-liver-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer-a-comparison-of-patient-outcomes
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V Robertson, C P Neal, M Jones, A R Dennison, G Garcea
AIMS: Hepatic metastasectomy remains the only potentially curative treatment for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). Some of these patients develop indeterminate pulmonary nodules (IPNs). This study aimed to compare outcomes of patients with and without IPN undergoing resection of CRLM to ascertain whether their presence is clinically significant. METHODS: Cases and controls were identified from a prospectively maintained database of CRLM resections. Patients with staging radiology demonstrating IPNs were included as cases...
March 3, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239880/long-term-use-of-oral-nucleos-t-ide-analogues-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-does-not-increase-cancer-risk-a-cohort-study-of-44-494-subjects
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G L-H Wong, Y-K Tse, T C-F Yip, H L-Y Chan, K K-F Tsoi, V W-S Wong
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) need long-term antiviral treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues (NA). Animal studies suggest that some NA may increase cancer risk, but human data are lacking. AIM: To investigate cancer risks in patients with or without NA treatment. METHODS: We conducted a territory-wide cohort study using the database from Hospital Authority in Hong Kong. The diagnosis of CHB and various malignancies was based on the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnosis codes between 2000 and 2012...
May 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173830/large-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-non-cirrhotic-liver-with-peritoneal-and-omental-metastasis-in-a-healthy-man-a-case-report
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H M M T B Herath, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men worldwide. Hepatocellular carcinoma usually develops in the setting of cirrhosis or chronic inflammation. Major risk factors for developing hepatocellular carcinoma are chronic hepatitis B or C virus infection, alcoholic cirrhosis, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The most frequent locations for hepatocellular carcinoma to metastasize are the lungs, portal vein, bones, and regional lymph nodes. CASE PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old Sri Lankan man presented with progressive abdominal distension and on examination was found to have a palpable irregular mass in the left lobe of his liver with moderate ascites...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133341/-two-cases-of-lung-metastasis-from-breast-cancer-successfully-treated-with-endocrine-therapy
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Kumi Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Higashi, Ayako Kamiya, Yasushi Takatsuno, Ito Kondo, Jun Kaneko, Takeshi Endo, Shizuaki Maejima
We report 2 cases of lung metastasis from breast cancer that were successfully treated with endocrine therapy.Case 1 is a 69-year-old woman with cirrhosis of the liver caused by hepatitis C.She underwent surgery for left breast cancer at the age of 58, and surgery for right breast cancer at the age of 65.Four years later, she was diagnosed with lung metastasis of breast cancer.She received letrozole and the treatment was effective.Because the severity of the pleural effusion increased 3 years later, fulvestrant was subsequently administered...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960085/molecular-liver-cancer-prevention-in-cirrhosis-by-organ-transcriptome-analysis-and-lysophosphatidic-acid-pathway-inhibition
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Shigeki Nakagawa, Lan Wei, Won Min Song, Takaaki Higashi, Sarani Ghoshal, Rosa S Kim, C Billie Bian, Suguru Yamada, Xiaochen Sun, Anu Venkatesh, Nicolas Goossens, Gretchen Bain, Gregory Y Lauwers, Anna P Koh, Mohamed El-Abtah, Noor B Ahmad, Hiroki Hoshida, Derek J Erstad, Ganesh Gunasekaran, Youngmin Lee, Ming-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang, Chia-Yen Dai, Masahiro Kobayashi, Hiromitsu Kumada, Toru Beppu, Hideo Baba, Milind Mahajan, Venugopalan D Nair, Michael Lanuti, Augusto Villanueva, Angelo Sangiovanni, Massimo Iavarone, Massimo Colombo, Josep M Llovet, Aravind Subramanian, Andrew M Tager, Scott L Friedman, Thomas F Baumert, Myron E Schwarz, Raymond T Chung, Kenneth K Tanabe, Bin Zhang, Bryan C Fuchs, Yujin Hoshida
Cirrhosis is a milieu that develops hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the second most lethal cancer worldwide. HCC prediction and prevention in cirrhosis are key unmet medical needs. Here we have established an HCC risk gene signature applicable to all major HCC etiologies: hepatitis B/C, alcohol, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. A transcriptome meta-analysis of >500 human cirrhotics revealed global regulatory gene modules driving HCC risk and the lysophosphatidic acid pathway as a central chemoprevention target...
December 12, 2016: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916584/immunological-and-infectious-risk-factors-for-lung-cancer-in-us-veterans-with-hiv-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Keith Sigel, Juan Wisnivesky, Kristina Crothers, Kirsha Gordon, Sheldon T Brown, David Rimland, Maria C Rodriguez-Barradas, Cynthia Gibert, Matthew Bidwell Goetz, Roger Bedimo, Lesley S Park, Robert Dubrow
BACKGROUND: HIV infection is independently associated with risk of lung cancer, but few data exist for the relation between longitudinal measurements of immune function and lung-cancer risk in people living with HIV. METHODS: We followed up participants with HIV from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study for a minimum of 3 years between Jan 1, 1998, and Dec 31, 2012, and used cancer registry data to identify incident cases of lung cancer. The index date for each patient was the later of the date HIV care began or Jan 1, 1998...
February 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878479/total-transthoracic-approach-facilitates-laparoscopic-hepatic-resection-in-patients-with-significant-prior-abdominal-surgery
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Suguru Yamashita, Evelyne Loyer, Hyunseon C Kang, Thomas A Aloia, Yun Shin Chun, Reza J Mehran, Cathy Eng, Jeffrey E Lee, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Claudius Conrad
BACKGROUND: While the oncologic safety of minimally invasive hepatectomy for colorectal liver metastases (CLM) has been demonstrated, lesions in the postero-superior segments may be challenging.1 (-) 3 For these lesions, a transthoracic approach may be particularly helpful, especially in patients with a hostile/reoperative abdomen or morbid obesity.4 (,) 5 PATIENT: A 43-year-old man with a body mass index of 36.0 who had undergone rectosigmoid resection for primary cancer 5 years ago recurred with a solitary liver metastasis in SVIII...
May 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863186/model-based-characterization-of-the-pharmacokinetics-of-pembrolizumab-a-humanized-anti-pd-1-monoclonal-antibody-in-advanced-solid-tumors
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M Ahamadi, T Freshwater, M Prohn, C H Li, D P de Alwis, R de Greef, J Elassaiss-Schaap, A Kondic, J A Stone
Pembrolizumab, a potent antibody against programmed death 1 (PD-1) receptor, has shown robust antitumor activity and manageable safety in patients with advanced solid tumors. Its pharmacokinetic (PK) properties were analyzed with population PK modeling using pooled data from the KEYNOTE-001, -002, and -006 studies of patients with advanced melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and other solid tumor types. Pembrolizumab clearance was low and the volume of distribution small, as is typical for therapeutic antibodies...
January 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834025/indocyanine-green-fluorescence-navigated-robotic-segmentectomy
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Chen-Ping Hsieh, Yun-Hen Liu, Yi-Cheng Wu, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Yin-Kai Chao
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary segmentectomy with radical lymphadenopathy has been considered effective to manage small primary lung cancers [1, 2]. This procedure provides the advantages of minimal invasive surgery and is reported sufficient for safe margin. However, segmentectomy is more difficult to be performed than lobectomy because intersegmental plane cannot be detected easily. Several methods have been reported for identifying the actual intersegmental plane [3-7], but the sensitivity of these methods is limited to the lung conditions like patients with emphysematous lung and needed skilled surgeon to perform...
November 11, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790121/long-term-survival-after-resection-of-lung-metastases-from-hepatocellular-cancer-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Sneha Chelimeda, Teresa Bejarano, Robert Lowe, Mahmoud Soliman, Qing Zhao, Kevan L Hartshorn
Hepatocellular cancer (HCC) is increasing dramatically in incidence in Europe and the United States due mainly to the hepatitis C epidemic and, to a lesser extent, increased body mass index of the population. In the fairly recent past, HCC was largely considered as untreatable due to detection mainly at late stages and lack of effective drugs for treatment. Several advances have led to changes in the prognosis of HCC. Screening of high-risk populations has allowed for earlier detection in some studies. If found at an early stage, liver transplantation not only cures the usual underlying cirrhosis but has cure rates for HCC in the range of 60% in recent series...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790119/paraneoplastic-dermatomyositis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-colonic-perforation-a-case-report
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Naoteru Miyata, Katsura Emoto, Yoshiaki Dei, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Ryoko Ishiyama, Tomofumi Horie, Gen Sakai, Toshiyuki Tahara
BACKGROUND: Dermatomyositis (DM) is an autoimmune disease characterized by cutaneous Gottron papules, heliotrope rash, and proximal myopathy. It may also present as a paraneoplastic syndrome that can complicate a variety of different cancers, such as lung, cervical, and breast cancer. However, the association with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is extremely rare. Moreover, to our knowledge, there are no previous reports of colonic perforation following steroid pulse treatment for a DM patient...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742031/distinct-subpopulations-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infectious-cells-with-different-levels-of-intracellular-hepatitis-c-virus-core-protein
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Shu-Chi Wang, Jeng-Fu Yang, Chao-Ling Wang, Chung-Feng Huang, Yu-Yin Lin, Yi-You Chen, Chung-Ting Lo, Po-Yen Lee, Kuan-Ta Wu, Chia-I Lin, Meng-Hsuan Hsieh, Hung-Yi Chuang, Chi-Kung Ho, Ming-Lung Yu, Chia-Yen Dai
Chronic infection by hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major risk factor for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Despite the clear clinical importance of virus-associated HCC, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unclarified. Oxidative stress, in particular, DNA lesions associated with oxidative damage, plays a major role in carcinogenesis, and is strongly linked to the development of many cancers, including HCC. However, in identifying hepatocytes with HCV viral RNA, estimates of the median proportion of HCV-infected hepatocytes have been found as high as 40% in patients with chronic HCV infection...
October 2016: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660672/inhibition-of-apoptosis-by-oncogenic-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-implications-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Chuck C K Chao
Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) plays an important role in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In addition, hepatoma upregulated protein (HURP) is a cellular oncogene that is upregulated in a majority of HCC cases. We highlight here recent findings demonstrating a link between HBx, HURP and anti-apoptosis effects observed in cisplatin-treated HCC cells. We observed that Hep3B cells overexpressing HBx display increased HURP mRNA and protein levels, and show resistance to cisplatin-induced apoptosis...
September 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647675/an-unexpected-surge-in-plasma-bkpyv-viral-load-heralds-the-development-of-bkpyv-associated-metastatic-bladder-cancer-in-a-lung-transplant-recipient-with-bkpyv-nephropathy
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S Kuppachi, D Holanda, M Eberlein, B Alexiev, A J Tyler, M C Wissel, S B Kleiboeker, C P Thomas
We report a lung transplant recipient who developed BK polyoma virus (BKPyV) DNAemia and BKPyV nephropathy. With careful management of his immunosuppression he achieved significant reduction in BKPyV DNAemia and stabilization of his kidney function. He later developed a high-grade bladder cancer and shortly thereafter he experienced a major upsurge in the level of BKPyV DNAemia that coincided with the discovery of hepatic metastasis. Retrospectively, the bladder cancer and the hepatic secondary tumor stained uniformly for SV40 large T antigen, and the BKPyV DNA sequences identified in plasma corresponded to BKPyV DNA within hepatic tissue, indicating that the spike in BKPyV load was likely derived from the circulating tumor cells or cell-free tumor DNA following metastases of a BKV-associated cancer...
March 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
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