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Tumor budding

Beatrice Bergström, Hans Carlsten, Anna-Karin Hultgård Ekwall
BACKGROUND: A key feature of joints in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the formation of hyperplastic destructive pannus tissue, which is orchestrated by activated fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS). We have demonstrated that the RA risk gene and tumor suppressor Limb bud and heart development (LBH) regulates cell cycle progression in FLS. Methotrexate (MTX) is the first-line treatment for RA, but its mechanisms of action remain incompletely understood. Here, we studied the effects of MTX on mitogen-induced FLS proliferation and expression of cell cycle regulators in vitro...
March 20, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Bjørg Y Aksnessæther, Arne Solberg, Olbjørn H Klepp, Tor Åge Myklebust, Eva Skovlund, Solveig Roth Hoff, Lars J Vatten, Jo-Åsmund Lund
PURPOSE: Prostate cancer (PC) patients who undergo antiandrogen monotherapy are offered prophylactic radiation therapy (PRT) to the breast buds to avoid gynecomastia. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the risk of breast cancer (BC) in men with PC as their first cancer diagnosis was influenced by PRT. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From the Norwegian Cancer Registry, we collected data from all patients with PC as their first cancer diagnosis from 1997 to 2014...
February 5, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Victor Wai Kwan Lee, Kui Fat Chan
Comparison between tumor budding (TB) and poorly-differentiated clusters (PDC) for prognostication in Stage II colon cancer was not extensively studied in literature. In this retrospective study, we assessed TB (according to the consensus statement in 2016) and PDC in 135 Stage II colon adenocarcinoma resection specimens. Counting of TB and PDC was performed on H&E slides. High-grade TB (Bd3 (≥10 tumor buds in 0.785 mm2 )) and high-grade PDC (Grade 3 (≥10)) were found in 20% and 17% of cases respectively...
January 2, 2018: Pathology, Research and Practice
Anara Karaca, Vijayram Reddy Malladi, Yan Zhu, Olta Tafaj, Elena Paltrinieri, Joy Y Wu, Qing He, Murat Bastepe
GNAS mutations leading to constitutively active stimulatory G protein alpha-subunit (Gsα) cause different tumors, fibrous dysplasia of bone, and McCune-Albright syndrome, which are typically not associated with short stature. Enhanced signaling of the parathyroid hormone/parathyroid hormone-related peptide receptor, which couples to multiple G proteins including Gsα, leads to short bones with delayed endochondral ossification. It has remained unknown whether constitutive Gsα activity also impairs bone growth...
February 20, 2018: Bone
Melanie Boxberg, Carolin Götz, Selgai Haidari, Christiane Dorfner, Moritz Jesinghaus, Enken Drecoll, Marko Boskov, Klaus Dietrich Wolff, Wilko Weichert, Bernhard Haller, Andreas Kolk
OBJECTIVES: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is characterized by its variable clinical course. In addition to the routinely used TNM/UICC systems, patient-specific prognostic/predictive biomarkers are needed. Promising biomarkers include the determination of the cancer stem cell (CSC) compartment, which can be identified by CD44 expression (amongst others). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A well-characterized cohort of 108 therapy-naïve OSCC with complete long-term follow-up and matched lymph node metastases were evaluated for CD44 expression by immunohistochemistry...
February 22, 2018: Histopathology
Gilton M Fonseca, Evandro S de Mello, Sheila F Faraj, Jaime A P Kruger, Fabricio F Coelho, Vagner B Jeismann, Renato M Lupinacci, Ivan Cecconello, Venancio A F Alves, Timothy M Pawlik, Paulo Herman
BACKGROUND: Histomorphological features have been described as prognostic factors after resection of colorectal liver metastases (CLM). The objectives of this study were to assess the prognostic significance of tumor budding (TB) and poorly differentiated clusters (PDC) among CLM, and their association with other prognostic factors. METHODS: We evaluated 229 patients who underwent a first resection of CLM. Slides stained by HE were assessed for TB, PDC, tumor border pattern, peritumoral pseudocapsule, peritumoral, and intratumoral inflammatory infiltrate...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
So Jeong Lee, Ahrong Kim, Young Keum Kim, Won Young Park, Hyun Sung Kim, Hong-Jae Jo, Nahmgun Oh, Geum Am Song, Do Youn Park
Endoscopic resection is widely recognized as a first-line treatment for T1 colorectal cancers (CRC), although additional surgical intervention may be indicated based on the risk of lymph node (LN) metastasis. However, risk factors for LN metastasis in T1 CRC not fully established. We investigated the clinicopathological features of T1 CRC and evaluated their association with lymph node metastasis in 133 cases of T1 CRC, consisting of 87 cases with first-line endoscopic resection (EMR) followed by additional surgery and 46 cases with primary surgical resection...
February 12, 2018: Human Pathology
G Liebig-Hörl, C Puchner, M Gerken, M Klinkhammer-Schalke, A Fürst
BACKROUND: A common consensus for the definition for early rectal cancer does not exist. This item is used in cases of histological findings including pTis, pT1 or pT2 tumors. The term early rectal cancer is not mentioned in the German S3 guidelines on colorectal cancer. The pTis tumors are located at the mucosa level of the intestinal wall and they have nearly no tendency to develop metastases but pT2 tumors have a high risk of local metastases; therefore, the term early rectal cancer is not adequate for pT2 tumors...
February 14, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
Alhadi Almangush, Ilkka Heikkinen, Nassira Bakhti, Laura K Mäkinen, Joonas H Kauppila, Matti Pukkila, Jaana Hagström, Jussi Laranne, Ylermi Soini, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Reidar Grénman, Caj Haglund, Antti A Mäkitie, Ricardo D Coletta, Ilmo Leivo, Tuula Salo
AIMS: Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) has a relatively poor outcome and there is a need to identify better prognostic factors. Recently, tumour-stroma ratio (TSR) has been associated with prognosis in several cancers. This multi-institutional study evaluates the prognostic value of TSR from original HE-stained tumor-resection slides in a series of early-stage (cT1-2N0) OTSCC patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A TSR cutoff value of 50% was used to divide the patients into stroma-rich (≥50%) and stroma-poor (<50%) groups...
February 10, 2018: Histopathology
Si Li, Fangying Xu, Jing Zhang, Lili Wang, Yang Zheng, Xuesong Wu, Jing Wang, Qiong Huang, Maode Lai
The immune contexture, a composition of the tumor microenvironment, plays multiple important roles in cancer stem cell (CSC) and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and hence critically influences tumor initiation, progression and patient outcome. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are abundant in immune contexture, however their roles in CSC, EMT and prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) have not been elucidated. In 419 colorectal carcinomas, immune cell types (CD68+ macrophages, CD3+ , CD4+ or CD8+ T lymphocytes, CD20+ B lymphocytes), EMT markers (E-cadherin and Snail) as well as the stem cell marker (CD44v6) were detected in tumor center (TC) and tumor invasive front (TF) respectively by immunohistochemistry...
2018: Oncoimmunology
Jiajie Liu, Salma A Abdelmagid, Christopher J Pinelli, Jennifer M Monk, Danyelle M Liddle, Lyn M Hillyer, Barbora Hucik, Anjali Silva, Sanjeena Subedi, Geoffrey A Wood, Lindsay E Robinson, William J Muller, David W L Ma
Marine-derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), have been shown to inhibit mammary carcinogenesis. However, evidence regarding plant-based α-linolenic acid (ALA), the major n-3 PUFA in the Western diet, remains equivocal. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of lifelong exposure to plant- or marine-derived n-3 PUFAs on pubertal mammary gland and tumor development in MMTV-neu(ndl)-YD5 mice. It is hypothesized that lifelong exposure to n-3 PUFA reduces terminal end buds during puberty leading to delayed tumor onset, volume and multiplicity...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Jiewei Chen, Chuqiang Huang, Keming Chen, Shuman Li, Xinke Zhang, Jun Cheng, Muyan Cai, Yongbo Xiao
Purpose: Limb-bud and heart (LBH) levels are correlated with adverse survival in several malignancies; however, their significance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. The objective of this study was to determine the association between LBH status and clinical outcomes. Methods: We selected 226 patients with HCC who were treated surgically between 2003 and 2010 at a single academic center. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was used to detect the protein expression of LBH in HCC samples...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Kyra B Berg, David F Schaeffer
Tumor budding, defined as single cells or clusters of less than five cells, is thought to be a histomorphologic marker of an aggressive tumor behavior mimicking the embryologic epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and has been well established in the past two decades as a poor prognostic factor in colorectal carcinoma. Slow uptake in routine reporting of this important pathologic prognostic feature was in part due to differing methods of assessment of budding reported in the literature, but has recently been clarified at a consensus conference on tumor budding in colorectal carcinoma...
February 6, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Payel Bhanja, Andrew Norris, Pooja Gupta-Saraf, Andrew Hoover, Subhrajit Saha
BACKGROUND: Radiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome (RIGS) results from the acute loss of intestinal stem cells (ISC), impaired epithelial regeneration, and subsequent loss of the mucosal barrier, resulting in electrolyte imbalance, diarrhea, weight loss, sepsis, and mortality. The high radiosensitivity of the intestinal epithelium limits effective radiotherapy against abdominal malignancies and limits the survival of victims of nuclear accidents or terrorism. Currently, there is no approved therapy to mitigate radiation toxicity in the intestine...
February 2, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Masato Yamadera, Eiji Shinto, Hitoshi Tsuda, Yoshiki Kajiwara, Yoshihisa Naito, Kazuo Hase, Junji Yamamoto, Hideki Ueno
Sialyl Lewisx (SLX) is a carbohydrate ligand for endothelial selectin that participates in cell adhesion, proliferation and scattering. It plays an important role in cancer cell adhesion to vascular endothelial cells, leading to hematogenous metastasis. The prognostic significance of SLX expression level at the invasive front in patients with stage II colorectal cancer (CRC) was examined. A total of 209 patients with stage II CRC curatively resected between 1997 and 2000 were enrolled. The preoperative serum SLX levels measured by radioimmunoassay and SLX immunoexpression levels at the invasive front, and at the non-invasive frontal region determined by tissue microarray were analyzed...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
Min Sun Kim, Pyoung Han Hwang, Dae-Yeol Lee
A small percentage of individuals have the neurological anomaly of central precocious puberty (CPP). Common neurologic causes of CPP include a tumor or congenital lesions. Although Arnold-Chiari malformation can be caused by congenital or acquired causes, it is unusual in patients with CPP. We present the case of a girl aged 4.5 years who complained of breast budding. Her neurological examination and growth pattern were normal. She had no endocrinological abnormality, except for true precocious puberty. We performed brain magnetic resonance imaging, which showed an Arnold-Chiari type 1 malformation...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
Yara Backes, Sjoerd G Elias, John N Groen, Matthijs P Schwartz, Frank H J Wolfhagen, Joost M J Geesing, Frank Ter Borg, Jeroen van Bergeijk, Bernhard W M Spanier, Wouter H de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel, Koen Kessels, Cornelis A Seldenrijk, Mihaela G Raicu, Paul Drillenburg, Anya N Milne, Marjon Kerkhof, Tom C J Seerden, Peter D Siersema, Frank P Vleggaar, G Johan A Offerhaus, Miangela M Lacle, Leon M G Moons
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Most patients with pedunculated T1 colorectal tumors referred for surgery are not found to have lymph node metastases, and were therefore unnecessarily placed at risk for surgery-associated complications. We aimed to identify factors associated with need for surgery in patients with pedunculated T1 colorectal tumors. METHODS: We performed a cohort-nested matched case-control study of 708 patients diagnosed with pedunculated T1 colorectal tumors at 13 hospitals in The Netherlands, from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2014, followed for a median 44 months (interquartile range, 20-80 months)...
January 20, 2018: Gastroenterology
Qicai Liu, Ermao Li, Long Huang, Minsheng Cheng, Li Li
Background: The limb-bud and heart gene (LBH) was discovered in the early 21st century and is specifically expressed in the mouse embryonic limb and heart development. Increasing evidences have indicated that LBH not only plays an important role in embryo development, it is also closely correlated with the occurance and progression of many tumors. However, its function in prostate cancer (PCa) is still not well understood. Here, we explored the effects of LBH on the proliferation and migration of the PCa cell line PC3M...
2018: Journal of Cancer
Xiaoping Huang, Qingzhu Wei, Jianghuan Liu, Hongling Niu, Gang Xiao, Lixin Liu
Insulin-like growth factor II mRNA-binding protein 3 (IMP3) is an oncofetal protein upregulated in tumor cells during carcinogenesis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression status of IMP3 in colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues and its clinical significance. Immunostaining was performed in 130 CRC samples, the association of IMP3 expression with clinicopathological characteristics was assessed and 58 patients were selected for survival analysis. To the best of our knowledge, the present study describes for the first time the expression of IMP3 in tumor stromal components of CRC...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
Hawley C Pruitt, Brandon J Metge, Shannon E Weeks, Dongquan Chen, Shi Wei, Robert A Kesterson, Lalita A Shevde, Rajeev S Samant
The process of organ development requires a delicate balance between cellular plasticity and differentiation. This balance is disrupted in cancer initiation and progression. N-Myc and STAT interactor (NMI: human or Nmi: murine) has emerged as a relevant player in the etiology of breast cancer. However, a fundamental understanding of its relevance to normal mammary biology is lacking. To gain insight into its normal function in mammary gland, we generated a mammary-specific Nmi knockout mouse model. We observed that Nmi protein expression is induced in mammary epithelium at the onset of pregnancy, in luminal cells and persists throughout lactation...
January 12, 2018: Oncogene
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