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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343174/mirna-analysis-in-pancreatic-cancer-the-dartmouth-experience
#1
Francine B de Abreu, Xiaoying Liu, Gregory J Tsongalis
Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the most lethal cancers being the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in adults in the United States because of the lack of early signs and symptoms and the lack of early detection. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most common histological type among pancreatic cancers, representing 80%-90% of all solid tumors of the pancreas. The majority of PDAC develops from three precursor lesions: pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia, intraductual papillary mucinous neoplasm and mucinous cystic neoplasm...
March 27, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342711/epidemiological-profile-and-vaccination-coverage-in-splenectomy-patients-in-a-health-area-of-murcia-1993-2012
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Yolanda Molina-Salas, Francisco José Romera-Guirado, Jaime Jesús Pérez-Martín, María Nieves Peregrín-González, David Góngora-Soria
OBJECTIVE: Splenectomy patients have a high risk of suffering severe infections, many of them preventable by vaccination. The aim of the study was to analyse the clinical epidemiological characteristics and vaccine coverage of these patients in Health Area III of the Region of Murcia. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted on a population of patients that were splenectomised during the period 1993-2012, according to the Register of the Basic Minimum Data Set...
March 22, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337834/retinal-dystrophy-in-two-boys-with-costello-syndrome-due-to-the-hras-p-gly13cys-mutation
#3
Mary Ella Pierpont, Mary Richards, W Keith Engel, Nancy J Mendelsohn, C Gail Summers
Features of Costello Syndrome, a systemic disorder caused by germline mutations in the proto-oncogene HRAS from the RAS/MAPK pathway, include failure-to-thrive, short stature, coarse facial features, cardiac defects including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, intellectual disability, and predisposition to neoplasia. Two unrelated boys with Costello syndrome and an HRAS mutation (p.Gly13Cys) are presented with their ophthalmologic findings. Both had early symptoms of nystagmus, photophobia, and vision abnormalities...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333300/comparison-of-global-gene-expression-profiles-of-microdissected-human-foetal-leydig-cells-with-their-normal-and-hyperplastic-adult-equivalents
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Grete Lottrup, Kirstine Belling, Henrik Leffers, John E Nielsen, Marlene D Dalgaard, Anders Juul, Niels E Skakkebæk, Søren Brunak, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts
STUDY QUESTION: Do human adult Leydig cells (ALCs) within hyperplastic micronodules display characteristics of foetal LCs (FLCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The gene expression profiles of FLCs and all ALC subgroups were clearly different, but there were no significant differences in expressed genes between the normally clustered and hyperplastic ALCs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: LCs are the primary androgen producing cells in males throughout development and appear in chronologically distinct populations; FLCs, neonatal LCs and ALCs...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325688/current-and-emerging-molecular-tests-for-human-papillomavirus-related-neoplasia-in-the-genomic-era
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REVIEW
Sixto M Leal, Margaret L Gulley
Laboratory tests have a key role in preventing human papillomavirus (HPV)-driven carcinomas and in guiding therapeutic interventions. An understanding of the virology, immunology, and carcinogenesis of HPV is essential for choosing appropriate diagnostic test modalities and developing new and even more effective cancer prevention strategies. HPV infects basal epithelial cells on multiple surfaces and induces carcinoma primarily in the cervix and the oropharynx. HPV types are stratified as high risk or low risk based on their carcinogenic potential, driven largely by viral interference with cell cycle regulation and the DNA damage response to promote continuous cell division while thwarting apoptosis, which enables mutation accumulation...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325198/the-evaluation-and-management-of-suspicious-gastric-lesions-following-bariatric-surgery
#6
REVIEW
Guillermo Gomez
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide and is associated with a higher mortality from several diseases, including adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and of the gastric cardia. Increased body mass index is associated with an increased incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett metaplasia, and adenocarcinoma of the cardia. Bariatric surgery remains the most effective therapy for morbid obesity and has the potential to improve weight-related GERD. A high index of suspicion is paramount for early detection of foregut neoplasia after bariatric surgery...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323962/men1-dependent-breast-cancer-indication-for-early-screening-results-from-the-dutch-men1-study-group
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Rachel S van Leeuwaarde, Koen Dreijerink, Margreet G Ausems, Hanneke J Beijers, Olaf M Dekkers, Wouter W de Herder, Anouk N van der Horst-Schrivers, Madeleine L Drent, Peter H Bisschop, Bas Havekes, Petra H M Peeters, Ruud M Pijnappel, Menno R Vriens, Gerlof D Valk
Objective: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is associated with an early onset elevated breast cancer risk. This finding potentially has implications for breast cancer screening for females with MEN1. Considering the impact for females with MEN1, regarding distress and anxiety, it is necessary to assess if other risk factors are involved to identify those at greatest risk. Design: A cross-sectional case control study was performed using the Dutch MEN1 cohort, including >90% of the Dutch MEN1 population of 18 years and older...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322771/computer-aided-detection-of-early-barrett-s-neoplasia-using-volumetric-laser-endomicroscopy
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A Swager, F van der Sommen, S R Klomp, S Zinger, S L Meijer, E J Schoon, J J Bergman, P H N de With, W L Curvers
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE) is an advanced imaging system that provides a near-microscopic resolution scan of the esophageal wall layers up to 3 mm deep. VLE has the potential to improve detection of early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus (BE). However, interpretation of VLE images is complex due to the large amount of data that needs to be interpreted in real-time. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a computer algorithm to identify early BE neoplasia on ex vivo VLE images...
March 16, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292441/spop-mutation-drives-prostate-tumorigenesis-in%C3%A2-vivo-through-coordinate-regulation-of-pi3k-mtor-and-ar-signaling
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Mirjam Blattner, Deli Liu, Brian D Robinson, Dennis Huang, Anton Poliakov, Dong Gao, Srilakshmi Nataraj, Lesa D Deonarine, Michael A Augello, Verena Sailer, Lalit Ponnala, Michael Ittmann, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Andrea Sboner, Yu Chen, Mark A Rubin, Christopher E Barbieri
Recurrent point mutations in SPOP define a distinct molecular subclass of prostate cancer. Here, we describe a mouse model showing that mutant SPOP drives prostate tumorigenesis in vivo. Conditional expression of mutant SPOP in the prostate dramatically altered phenotypes in the setting of Pten loss, with early neoplastic lesions (high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia) with striking nuclear atypia and invasive, poorly differentiated carcinoma. In mouse prostate organoids, mutant SPOP drove increased proliferation and a transcriptional signature consistent with human prostate cancer...
March 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289900/fhit-down-regulation-is-an-early-event-in-pancreatic-carcinogenesis
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Matteo Fassan, Borislav Rusev, Vincenzo Corbo, Pierluigi Gasparini, Claudio Luchini, Caterina Vicentini, Andrea Mafficini, Salvatore Paiella, Roberto Salvia, Ivana Cataldo, Aldo Scarpa, Kay Huebner
Aberrant Fhit expression characterizes a large proportion of primary pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs), but fragmentary information is available on Fhit expression during the phenotypic changes of pancreatic ductal epithelium during multistep transformation. We assessed Fhit expression by immunohistochemistry in two different multistep pancreatic carcinogenic processes: pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia (IPMN). We considered 105 surgically treated PDACs/IPMNs and selected 30 samples of non-neoplastic pancreatic parenchyma, 50 PanIN lesions, 30 IPMNs, 15 IPMNs with associated invasive carcinoma, and 60 adenocarcinomas...
March 13, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287945/gestational-trophoblastic-disease-clinical-and-imaging-features
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Akram M Shaaban, Maryam Rezvani, Reham R Haroun, Anne M Kennedy, Khaled M Elsayes, Jeffrey D Olpin, Mohamed E Salama, Bryan R Foster, Christine O Menias
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a spectrum of both benign and malignant gestational tumors, including hydatidiform mole (complete and partial), invasive mole, choriocarcinoma, placental site trophoblastic tumor, and epithelioid trophoblastic tumor. The latter four entities are referred to as gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). These conditions are aggressive with a propensity to widely metastasize. GTN can result in significant morbidity and mortality if left untreated. Early diagnosis of GTD is essential for prompt and successful management while preserving fertility...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284619/identification-of-a-novel-species-of-papillomavirus-in-giraffe-lesions-using-nanopore-sequencing
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Bert Vanmechelen, Mads Frost Bertelsen, Annabel Rector, Joost J Van den Oord, Lies Laenen, Valentijn Vergote, Piet Maes
Papillomaviridae form a large family of viruses that are known to infect a variety of vertebrates, including mammals, reptiles, birds and fish. Infections usually give rise to minor skin lesions but can in some cases lead to the development of malignant neoplasia. In this study, we identified a novel species of papillomavirus (PV), isolated from warts of four giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis). The sequence of the L1 gene was determined and found to be identical for all isolates. Using nanopore sequencing, the full sequence of the PV genome could be determined...
March 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281307/integrated-expression-analysis-identifies-transcription-networks-in-mouse-and-human-gastric-neoplasia
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Zheng Chen, Mohammed Soutto, Bushra Rahman, Muhammad W Fazili, DunFa Peng, Maria Blanca Piazuelo, Heidi Chen, M Kay Washington, Yu Shyr, Wael El-Rifai
Gastric cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The Tff1 knockout (KO) mouse model develops gastric lesions that include low-grade dysplasia (LGD), high-grade dysplasia (HGD), and adenocarcinomas. In this study, we used Affymetrix microarrays gene expression platforms for analysis of molecular signatures in the mouse stomach (Tff1-KO (LGD) and Tff1 wild-type (normal)) and human gastric cancer tissues and their adjacent normal tissue samples. Combined integrated bioinformatics analysis of mouse and human datasets indicated that 172 genes were consistently deregulated in both human gastric cancer samples and Tff1-KO LGD lesions (P<0...
March 9, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272465/reconstituting-development-of-pancreatic-intraepithelial-neoplasia-from-primary-human-pancreas-duct-cells
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Jonghyeob Lee, Emily R Snyder, Yinghua Liu, Xueying Gu, Jing Wang, Brittany M Flowers, Yoo Jung Kim, Sangbin Park, Gregory L Szot, Ralph H Hruban, Teri A Longacre, Seung K Kim
Development of systems that reconstitute hallmark features of human pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanINs), the precursor to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, could generate new strategies for early diagnosis and intervention. However, human cell-based PanIN models with defined mutations are unavailable. Here, we report that genetic modification of primary human pancreatic cells leads to development of lesions resembling native human PanINs. Primary human pancreas duct cells harbouring oncogenic KRAS and induced mutations in CDKN2A, SMAD4 and TP53 expand in vitro as epithelial spheres...
March 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271924/serological-biomarkers-in-triage-of-fit-positive-subjects
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Hans J Nielsen, Ib Jarle Christensen, Berit Andersen, Morten Rasmussen, Lennart J Friis-Hansen, Thomas Bygott, Jake MiCallef
FIT-based colorectal cancer screening has been implemented in many countries including Denmark, where 916 colorectal cancer and 4468 high- or medium-risk adenoma patients were identified within April-December 2014, among 16,806 subjects with a positive FIT test. Screening increases the overall requirements for colonoscopy, which may challenge the current capacity. Some countries have increased their initial FIT cut-off level in order to comply with lack of colonoscopy capacity. Many patients with neoplasia will not be detected, however, by using increased FIT cut-off levels...
March 8, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270694/acinar-cell-plasticity-and-development-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Peter Storz
Acinar cells in the adult pancreas show high plasticity and can undergo transdifferentiation to a progenitor-like cell type with ductal characteristics. This process, termed acinar-to-ductal metaplasia (ADM), is an important feature facilitating pancreas regeneration after injury. Data from animal models show that cells that undergo ADM in response to oncogenic signalling are precursors for pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia lesions, which can further progress to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). As human pancreatic adenocarcinoma is often diagnosed at a stage of metastatic disease, understanding the processes that lead to its initiation is important for the discovery of markers for early detection, as well as options that enable an early intervention...
March 8, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260299/-the-trends-in-early-diagnosis-and-treatment-strategies-of-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2-practice-dilemma-and-prospective
#17
X P Qi, Z L Cao, F Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257328/management-of-men1-related-nonfunctioning-pancreatic-nets-a-shifting-paradigm-results-from-the-dutchmen1-study-group
#18
Sjoerd Nell, Helena M Verkooijen, Carolina R C Pieterman, Wouter W de Herder, Ad R Hermus, Olaf M Dekkers, Anouk N van der Horst-Schrivers, Madeleine L Drent, Peter H Bisschop, Bas Havekes, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, Menno R Vriens, Gerlof D Valk
OBJECTIVE: To assess if surgery for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) related nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NF-pNETs) is effective for improving overall survival and preventing liver metastasis. BACKGROUND: MEN1 leads to multiple early-onset NF-pNETs. The evidence base for guiding the difficult decision who and when to operate is meager. METHODS: MEN1 patients diagnosed with NF-pNETs between 1990 and 2014 were selected from the DutchMEN1 Study Group database, including > 90% of the Dutch MEN1 population...
March 2, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257124/hyper-methylated-loci-persisting-from-sessile-serrated-polyps-to-serrated-cancers
#19
Angeline S Andrew, John A Baron, Lynn F Butterly, Arief A Suriawinata, Gregory J Tsongalis, Christina M Robinson, Christopher I Amos
Although serrated polyps were historically considered to pose little risk, it is now understood that progression down the serrated pathway could account for as many as 15%-35% of colorectal cancers. The sessile serrated adenoma/polyp (SSA/P) is the most prevalent pre-invasive serrated lesion. Our objective was to identify the CpG loci that are persistently hyper-methylated during serrated carcinogenesis, from the early SSA/P lesion through the later cancer phases of neoplasia development. We queried the loci hyper-methylated in serrated cancers within our rightsided SSA/Ps from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry, using the Illumina Infinium Human Methylation 450 k panel to comprehensively assess the DNA methylation status...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255426/anal-intraepithelial-neoplasia-a-review-of-diagnosis-and-management
#20
REVIEW
Joseph R Roberts, Lacey L Siekas, Andrew M Kaz
Anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) is a premalignant lesion of the anal mucosa that is a precursor to anal cancer. Although anal cancer is relatively uncommon, rates of this malignancy are steadily rising in the United States, and among certain high risk populations the incidence of anal cancer may exceed that of colon cancer. Risk factors for AIN and anal cancer consist of clinical factors and behaviors that are associated with the acquisition and persistence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. The strongest HPV-associated risk factors are HIV infection, receptive anal intercourse, and high risk sexual behavior...
February 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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