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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324831/primary-and-acquired-resistance-to-pd-1-pd-l1-blockade-in-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Qiaohong Wang, Xia Wu
PD-1/PD-L1 blockade appears to be a very promising immunotherapy with significant clinical benefits and durable responses in multiple tumor types. However, the effectual clinical benefits of PD-1/PD-L1 blockade are hampered by a high rate of primary resistance, where patients do not respond to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade initially. And more distressingly, most patients eventually develop acquired resistance after an initial response to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade. The mechanisms underlying primary and acquired resistance to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade have remained ambiguous...
March 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324801/schwannoma-of-the-descending-loop-of-the-hypoglossal-nerve-case-report
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Giulio Illuminati, Giulia Pizzardi, Rocco Pasqua, Piergaspare Palumbo, Francesco Vietri
INTRODUCTION: Schwannomas of the descending loop of the hypoglossal nerve are very rare. They are slow-growing tumors that may masquerade a carotid body tumor. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 60-year-old female was referred for a latero-cervical mass appearing as a chemodectoma at CT-scan. At operation, a 2cm mass arising from the descending loop of the hypoglossal nerve was resected en bloc with the loop itself and a functional lymphadenectomy was associated. Post-operative course was uneventful and the patient is free from disease recurrence at one year follow-up...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323658/changing-face-of-metastatic-prostate-cancer-the-law-of-diminishing-returns-holds-true
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Ulka N Vaishampayan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Prostate cancer presents with a multitude of faces. It ranges from localized cancers staying quiescent for many years during active surveillance to the raging diffuse liver metastases causing terminal disease. The incidence of metastatic disease is increasing. This review will highlight some of the recent developments as well as ongoing challenges of managing advanced prostate cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: Significant strides are being made in managing metastatic prostate cancer...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318327/pathologic-diagnosis-of-breast-cancer-patients-evolution-of-the-traditional-clinical-pathologic-paradigm-toward-precision-cancer-therapy
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B M Turner, D G Hicks
We present an updated account of breast cancer treatment and of progress toward "precision" cancer therapy; we focus on new developments in diagnostic molecular pathology and breast cancer that have emerged during the past 2 years. Increasing awareness of new prognostic and predictive methodologies, and introduction of next generation sequencing has increased understanding of both tumor biology and clinical behavior, which offers the possibility of more appropriate therapeutic choices. It remains unclear which of these testing methodologies provides the most informative and cost-effective actionable results for predictive and prognostic pathology...
March 20, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318194/-craniopharyngioma-and-klinefelter-syndrome-during-the-pubertal-transition-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Yamile Mocarbel, Graciela Arébalo de Cross, Marie C Lebrethon, Albert Thiry, Albert Beckersd, Hernan Valdes-Socin
Craniopharyngioma is the most common pituitary tumor in childhood. It can compromise the pubertal development because of its evolution or treatment. Syndrome of Klinefelter is the most common cause of hipergonadotrophic hypogonadism in males. The concomitant presentation of both entities is extremely low (1/109) and the pathophysiological association is questionned. We present the case of a 18-year-old Belgian patient. He had a diagnosis of craniopharyngioma in childhood and he presented with panhypopituitarism after radiotherapy and surgical treatment...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315264/the-evolution-of-the-sigma-2-%C3%AF-2-receptor-from-obscure-binding-site-to-bona-fide-therapeutic-target
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Chenbo Zeng, Robert H Mach
The sigma-2 (σ2) receptor represents one of the most poorly understood proteins in cell biology. Although this receptor was identified through in vitro binding studies over 25 years ago, the molecular identity of this protein is currently not unambiguously known, and the results from recent attempts to identify the σ2 receptor through protein purification and mass spectral analysis have been the subject of debate in the literature. However, there is overwhelming data demonstrating that the σ2 receptor is an important biomarker of tumor cell proliferation ...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315070/mechanisms-of-resistance-in-multiple-myeloma
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Athanasios Papadas, Fotis Asimakopoulos
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable hematopoietic cancer that is characterized by malignant plasma cell infiltration of the bone marrow and/or extramedullary sites. Multi-modality approaches including "novel agents," traditional chemotherapy, and/or stem cell transplantation are used in MM therapy. Drug resistance, however, ultimately develops and the disease remains incurable for the vast majority of patients. In this chapter, we review both tumor cell-autonomous and non-autonomous (microenvironment-dependent) mechanisms of drug resistance...
March 18, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314684/the-adverse-prognostic-effect-of-tumor-budding-on-the-evolution-of-cutaneous-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Miriam Gonzalez-Guerrero, Pablo Martínez-Camblor, Blanca Vivanco, Ivan Fernández-Vega, Pablo Munguía-Calzada, Maria Paz Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Juan Pablo Rodrigo, Cristina Galache, Jorge Santos-Juanes
BACKGROUND: Tumor budding is a readily detectable histopathologic feature that has been recognized as an adverse prognostic factor in several human cancers. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the correlation of tumor budding with the clinicopathologic features and the prognostic value of tumor budding in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC). METHODS: Forty-nine primary nonmetastatic and 49 primary metastatic cSCCs to regional lymph nodes were retrospectively studied...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303491/changing-the-therapeutic-landscape-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancers-the-evolution-of-comprehensive-molecular-profiling-improves-access-to-therapy
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Joshua K Sabari, Fernando Santini, Isabella Bergagnini, W Victoria Lai, Kathryn C Arbour, Alexander Drilon
Targeting genomic alterations has led to a paradigm shift in the treatment of patients with lung cancer. In an effort to better identify potentially actionable alterations that may predict response to FDA-approved and or investigational therapies, many centers have migrated towards performing targeted exome sequencing in patients with stage IV disease. The implementation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in the evaluation of tumor tissue from patients with NSCLC has led to the discovery of targetable alterations in tumors that previously had no known actionable targets by less comprehensive profiling...
April 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302046/the-role-of-the-complex-usp1-wdr48-in-differentiation-and-proliferation-processes-in-cancer-stem-cells
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Jussara Maria Gonçalves, Mabel Mariela Rodriguez Cordeiro, Elena Riet Correa Rivero
Recently some studies identified the Basic-Helix-Loop-Helix (bHLH) transcription factor as a significant regulator for the evolution of neoplasms. The binding between bHLH proteins and DNA is restricted by heterodimerization with Inhibitors of DNA binding (ID). IDs prevent cellular differentiation, promote growth and sustain tumor development. The wide presence of stem cells in cancers suggests that genes ID are essential to cancer stem cells (CSC) progress. The enzyme Ubiquitin-specific protease 1 (USP1) is reported by deubiquitination and stabilization of IDs...
March 15, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301882/infantile-hemangioma-of-the-posterior-fossa-in-a-newborn-early-management-and-long-term-follow-up
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Elsa Haine, Annick Sevely, Sergio Boetto, Marie-Bernadette Delisle, Claude Cances
A 21-day-old male infant was admitted with signs of intracranial hypertension. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a voluminous mass in the posterior fossa with an intense peripheral enhancement on T1 images with gadolinium. The child was treated secondarily by surgical decompression of the posterior fossa and the lesion was biopsied. The pathological findings indicated infantile hemangioma. Treatment with oral prednisolone was initiated at 3 months, given the lack of tumor involution. Six months after corticotherapy was stopped, repeated MRIs indicated a significant reduction in tumor size and then complete disappearance...
March 16, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299759/optimizing-the-benefit-of-cns-radiation-therapy-in-the-pediatric-population-part-2-novel-methods-of-radiation-delivery
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REVIEW
Lindsay S Rowe, Andra V Krauze, Holly Ning, Kevin A Camphausen, Aradhana Kaushal
Newer approaches in the field of radiation therapy have raised the bar in the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) malignancies, with recognized advances that have aimed to increase the therapeutic index by improving conformality of the radiation dose to the planned target volume. Beyond these advances, the continued evolution of more effective systems for delivery of radiation to the CNS may offer further benefit not only to adults but also to pediatric patients, a cohort of the population that may be more sensitive to the long-term effects of radiation...
March 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298214/climat-het-detecting-subclonal-copy-number-alterations-and-loss-of-heterozygosity-in-heterogeneous-tumor-samples-from-whole-genome-sequencing-data
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Zhenhua Yu, Ao Li, Minghui Wang
BACKGROUND: Copy number alterations (CNA) and loss of heterozygosity (LOH) represent a large proportion of genetic structural variations of cancer genomes. These aberrations are continuously accumulated during the procedure of clonal evolution and patterned by phylogenetic branching. This invariably results in the emergence of multiple cell populations with distinct complement of mutational landscapes in tumor sample. With the advent of next-generation sequencing technology, inference of subclonal populations has become one of the focused interests in cancer-associated studies, and is usually based on the assessment of combinations of somatic single-nucleotide variations (SNV), CNA and LOH...
March 15, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298039/interactions-between-glioma-and-pregnancy-insight-from-a-52-case-multicenter-series
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Sophie Peeters, Mélanie Pagès, Guillaume Gauchotte, Catherine Miquel, Stéphanie Cartalat-Carel, Jean-Sébastien Guillamo, Laurent Capelle, Jean-Yves Delattre, Patrick Beauchesne, Marc Debouverie, Denys Fontaine, Emmanuel Jouanneau, Jean Stecken, Philippe Menei, Olivier De Witte, Philippe Colin, Didier Frappaz, Thierry Lesimple, Luc Bauchet, Manuel Lopes, Laurence Bozec, Elisabeth Moyal, Christophe Deroulers, Pascale Varlet, Marc Zanello, Fabrice Chretien, Catherine Oppenheim, Hugues Duffau, Luc Taillandier, Johan Pallud
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to provide insight into the influence of gliomas on gestational outcomes, the impact of pregnancy on gliomas, and the identification of patients at risk. METHODS In this multiinstitutional retrospective study, the authors identified 52 pregnancies in 50 women diagnosed with a glioma. RESULTS For gliomas known prior to pregnancy (n = 24), we found the following: 1) An increase in the quantified imaging growth rates occurred during pregnancy in 87% of cases. 2) Clinical deterioration occurred in 38% of cases, with seizures alone resolving after delivery in 57...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297628/genetic-basis-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Ilaria Iacobucci, Charles G Mullighan
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer, and despite cure rates exceeding 90% in children, it remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children and adults. The past decade has been marked by extraordinary advances into the genetic basis of leukemogenesis and treatment responsiveness in ALL. Both B-cell and T-cell ALL comprise multiple subtypes harboring distinct constellations of somatic structural DNA rearrangements and sequence mutations that commonly perturb lymphoid development, cytokine receptors, kinase and Ras signaling, tumor suppression, and chromatin modification...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292959/multiepitope-tissue-analysis-reveals-sppl3-mediated-adam10-activation-as-a-key-step-in-the-transformation-of-melanocytes
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Christian Ostalecki, Jung-Hyun Lee, Jochen Dindorf, Lena Collenburg, Stephan Schierer, Beate Simon, Stefan Schliep, Elisabeth Kremmer, Gerold Schuler, Andreas S Baur
The evolution of cancer is characterized by the appearance of specific mutations, but these mutations are translated into proteins that must cooperate to induce malignant transformation. Using a systemic approach with the multiepitope ligand cartography (MELC) technology, we analyzed protein expression profiles (PEPs) in nevi and BRAF(V600E)-positive superficial spreading melanomas (SSMs) from patient tissues to identify key transformation events. The PEPs in nevi and SSMs differed predominantly in the abundance of specific antigens, but the PEPs of nevi- and melanoma-associated keratinocytes gradually changed during the transformation process...
March 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289897/the-extracellular-domain-of-e-cadherin-linked-to-invasiveness-in-colorectal-cancer-a-new-resistance-and-relapses-monitoring-serum-bio-marker
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Niki Christou, Aurélie Perraud, Sabrina Blondy, Marie-Odile Jauberteau, Serge Battu, Muriel Mathonnet
PURPOSE: Multiple studies have attempted to demonstrate the interest of the cell adhesion marker, E cadherin, as a diagnostic and prognosis marker in colorectal cancer (CRC). However, it was considered non specific. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Studies were carried out with CRC cell lines and patients' cohort operated for CRC. The expression of E cadherin was studied after 5 fluorouracil (5FU) treatment and correlated to CRC relapse, chemo-resistance and survival. RESULTS: In CRC cell lines derived from high tumor stages, extracellular domain of E cadherin expression decreased after 5FU treatment whereas it increased in supernatants...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289418/fighting-viral-infections-and-virus-driven-tumors-with-cytotoxic-cd4-t-cells
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REVIEW
Elena Muraro, Anna Merlo, Debora Martorelli, Michela Cangemi, Silvia Dalla Santa, Riccardo Dolcetti, Antonio Rosato
CD4(+) T cells have been and are still largely regarded as the orchestrators of immune responses, being able to differentiate into distinct T helper cell populations based on differentiation signals, transcription factor expression, cytokine secretion, and specific functions. Nonetheless, a growing body of evidence indicates that CD4(+) T cells can also exert a direct effector activity, which depends on intrinsic cytotoxic properties acquired and carried out along with the evolution of several pathogenic infections...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289330/the-heterogeneity-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-at-the-invasive-front
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Go J Yoshida
Cancer stem-like cells exhibit the multi-functional roles to survive and persist for a long period in the minimal residual disease after the conventional anti-cancer treatments. Cancer stem-like cells of solid malignant tumors which highly express CD44v8-10, the variant isoform of CD44 generated by alternative splicing, has a resistance to redox stress by the robust production of glutathione mediated by ESRP1-CD44v-xCT (cystine/glutamate antiporter) axis. It has been reported that CD44v and c-Myc tend to show the inversed expression pattern at the invasive front of the aggressive tumors...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289245/treatment-induced-mutagenesis-and-selective-pressures-sculpt-cancer-evolution
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Subramanian Venkatesan, Charles Swanton, Barry S Taylor, Joseph F Costello
Despite the great progress in our understanding of the molecular basis of human cancer, the heterogeneity of individual tumors and the evolutionary pressures imposed by therapy have hampered our ability to effectively eradicate and control this disease. How, therefore, do cancers evolve under the selective pressures of cancer therapy? Recent studies have linked both primary (or de novo) and acquired treatment resistance to intratumor heterogeneity and clonal evolution. Resistance to targeted therapies often includes mutation of the drug target itself and aberrations of pathways upstream of, downstream from, or parallel to the drug target...
March 13, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
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