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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730764/mtor-deregulation-in-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Nicholas S Mastronikolis, Evangelos Tsiambas, Theodoros A Papadas, Panagiotis P Fotiades, Athanasios T Papadas, Stylianos N Mastronikolis, Ioannis Kastanioudakis, Vasileios Ragos
Signal transduction pathways consist of a variety of inter- and intra-cellular molecules. They act as supporting mechanisms for cell survival and homeostasis. Among them, the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/tumor suppressor phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome ten (PTEN)/protein kinase B (Akt)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway plays a crucial role in regulating normal cell growth based on growth factor receptors (GFRs) interaction, including epidermal GFR (type II-HER2) and insulin GFR (IGF)...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730758/platinum-derivatives-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Sinziana Gheorghe-Cetean, Calin Cainap, Luminita Oprean, Adriana Hangan, Piroska Virag, Eva Fischer-Fodor, Alexandra Gherman, Simona Cainap, Anne-Marie Constantin, Istvan Laszlo, Catalin Vlad, Radu Oprean
Cancer is one of the most difficult diseases to be treated. The particularities regarding the tumors' occurrence mechanism, their evolution under chemotherapy, disease-free interval, but also the increasing number of patients make cancer an intensively studied health domain. Although introduced in therapy since the early 80s, platinum derivatives play an essential role in anticancer therapy. Their use in therapy resulted in improving the patient quality of life and prolonging disease-free interval, which makes them still a benchmark for other anticancer compounds...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730251/severe-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-determined-by-a-gastric-lymphoma-associated-with-helicobacter-pylori-positive-atrophic-gastritis
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Cosmin Vasile Obleagă, Cristin Constantin Vere, Ana Maria Pătraşcu, Emil Moraru, Antoanela Valentina Crafciuc, Maria Camelia Foarfă, Stelian ŞtefăniŢă Mogoantă, Costin Teodor Streba, Simona Bondari, Ştefan Paitici, Cecil Sorin Mirea, Ionică Daniel Vîlcea
The pathogenesis of gastric cancer regardless of histological structure is a classic example of gene-environment interaction, and an important epidemiological aspect was the recognized association with Helicobacter pylori infection. This paper describes a case of gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma in a young patient whose first sign of the disease was upper gastrointestinal bleeding and associated hemorrhagic shock. The patient is a 31-year-old man, diagnosed by endoscopy 10 years ago with H...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730240/a-16-year-retrospective-study-of-dacryocystitis-in-adult-patients-in-the-moldavia-region-romania
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Claudia Florida Costea, Gabriela FlorenŢa Dumitrescu, Mihaela Dana Turliuc, Gabriela Dimitriu, Mădălina Adriana Chihaia, Lucia Indrei, Nicoleta Dumitrescu, Andrei Cucu, Alexandru Cărăuleanu, Cristina Maria Gavrilescu, Irina Iuliana Costache
PURPOSE: Chronic dacryocystitis (CD) is an inflammation of the lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct with a long-standing evolution. The aims of this study were to analyze the epidemiology and to evaluate the histopathological features and the chronic inflammation score (CIS) system of chronic dacryocystitis in the region of Moldavia, Romania, over a period of 16 years. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective descriptive analysis of all pathological reports of chronic dacryocystitis from the Department of Pathology, "Prof...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729483/epigenetic-plasticity-and-the-hallmarks-of-cancer
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REVIEW
William A Flavahan, Elizabeth Gaskell, Bradley E Bernstein
Chromatin and associated epigenetic mechanisms stabilize gene expression and cellular states while also facilitating appropriate responses to developmental or environmental cues. Genetic, environmental, or metabolic insults can induce overly restrictive or overly permissive epigenetic landscapes that contribute to pathogenesis of cancer and other diseases. Restrictive chromatin states may prevent appropriate induction of tumor suppressor programs or block differentiation. By contrast, permissive or "plastic" states may allow stochastic oncogene activation or nonphysiologic cell fate transitions...
July 21, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729406/tumor-evolution-as-a-therapeutic-target
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REVIEW
Nabil Amirouchene-Angelozzi, Charles Swanton, Alberto Bardelli
Recent technological advances in the field of molecular diagnostics (including blood-based tumor genotyping) allow the measurement of clonal evolution in patients with cancer, thus adding a new dimension to precision medicine: time. The translation of this new knowledge into clinical benefit implies rethinking therapeutic strategies. In essence, it means considering as a target not only individual oncogenes but also the evolving nature of human tumors. Here, we analyze the limitations of targeted therapies and propose approaches for treatment within an evolutionary framework...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723491/robotic-surgery-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-vena-caval-tumor-thrombus
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REVIEW
Ronney Abaza, Daniel D Eun, Michele Gallucci, Inderbir S Gill, Mani Menon, Alexandre Mottrie, Ahmad Shabsigh
CONTEXT: Robotic surgery has significantly advanced the minimally-invasive management of kidney tumors with extension into the inferior vena cava requiring caval cross-clamping and tumor thrombectomy. Additional techniques have recently been developed to continue the evolution of this complex procedure and extend its indications. OBJECTIVE: To review the current state of the art as regards robotic nephrectomy with inferior vena cava thrombectomy (RNIT). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review of the Medline database was performed...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722675/using-droplet-digital-pcr-to-analyze-mycn-and-alk-copy-number-in-plasma-from-patients-with-neuroblastoma
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Marco Lodrini, Annika Sprüssel, Kathy Astrahantseff, Daniela Tiburtius, Robert Konschak, Holger N Lode, Matthias Fischer, Ulrich Keilholz, Angelika Eggert, Hedwig E Deubzer
The invasive nature of surgical biopsies deters sequential application, and single biopsies often fail to reflect tumor dynamics, intratumor heterogeneity and drug sensitivities likely to change during tumor evolution and treatment. Implementing molecular characterization of cell-free neuroblastoma-derived DNA isolated from blood plasma could improve disease assessment for treatment selection and monitoring of patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. We established droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) protocols for MYCN and ALK copy number status in plasma from neuroblastoma patients...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720900/low-frequency-ultrasound-induced-vegf-suppression-and-synergy-with-dendritic-cell-mediated-anti-tumor-immunity-in-murine-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Wei Zhang, Wen-De Shou, Yan-Jun Xu, Wen-Kun Bai, Bing Hu
High tumor vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels are associated with poor treatment outcomes in prostate cancer (PCa), and immune deficiency in the PCa microenvironment, especially suppression of dendritic cell (DC) proliferation, has been confirmed. In this study, we (1) investigated whether VEGF participates in DC suppression in murine PCa cells (RM-1), (2) down-regulated VEGF expression using low-frequency ultrasound and microbubbles (UM), and (3) further explored any synergistic effect on immunological activation...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719907/tumor-heterogeneity-in-lymphomas-a-different-breed
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Christian M Schürch, Birgit Federmann, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Falko Fend
The facts that cancer represents tissues consisting of heterogeneous neoplastic, as well as reactive, cell populations and that cancers of the same histotype may show profound differences in clinical behavior have long been recognized. With the advent of new technologies and the demands of precision medicine, the investigation of tumor heterogeneity has gained much interest. An understanding of intertumoral heterogeneity in patients with the same disease entity is necessary to optimally guide personalized treatment...
July 19, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718696/tumor-induced-disorder-of-iron-metabolism-in-major-organs-a-new-insight-from-chemical-speciation-of-iron
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Rujie Chen, Guangcun Chen
Objective To investigate the evolution of iron speciation in major organs of tumor-bearing mice and its role in cancer formation and cancer-associated complications. Methods The concentration and chemical speciation of iron in the spleen, liver, lung, kidney, heart, blood, muscle, and tumor tissue of healthy mice and tumor-bearing mice were studied by synchrotron radiation-based total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (SR-TXRF) coupled with X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). Results The TXRF and XAS results showed that the iron content, especially the ferritin content, significantly decreased in the blood and spleen but significantly increased in the liver, lung, and muscle of mice after tumor implantation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718445/mouse-versus-human-neutrophils-in-cancer-a-major-knowledge-gap
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REVIEW
Evgeniy B Eruslanov, Sunil Singhal, Steven M Albelda
Many types of cancer recruit neutrophils that could have protumor or antitumor effects on tumor development. Numerous findings in murine models suggest a predominantly protumoral role for neutrophils in cancer development. However, there are fundamental differences between mouse and human tumors in the evolution of tumors, genetic diversity, immune response, and also in the intrinsic biology of neutrophils that might have a profound impact on tumor development and the function of these cells. A crucial difference is that the majority of mouse tumor models lack the prolonged initial phases of multistage tumor evolution present in humans when antitumoral mechanisms are activated...
February 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718413/intrinsic-molecular-processes-impact-on-mutagenesis
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REVIEW
Byungho Lim, Jihyeob Mun, Seon-Young Kim
Mutations provide resources for genome evolution by generating genetic variability. In addition, mutations act as a driving force leading to disease pathogenesis, and thus have important implications for disease diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Understanding the mechanisms underlying how mutations occur is therefore of prime importance for elucidating evolutionary and pathogenic processes. Recent genomics studies have revealed that mutations occur non-randomly across the human genome. In particular, the distribution of mutations is highly associated with intrinsic molecular processes including transcription, chromatin organization, DNA replication timing, and DNA repair...
May 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715420/blood-vessel-tortuosity-selects-against-evolution-of-aggressive-tumor-cells-in-confined-tissue-environments-a-modeling-approach
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András Szabó, Roeland M H Merks
Cancer is a disease of cellular regulation, often initiated by genetic mutation within cells, and leading to a heterogeneous cell population within tissues. In the competition for nutrients and growth space within the tumors the phenotype of each cell determines its success. Selection in this process is imposed by both the microenvironment (neighboring cells, extracellular matrix, and diffusing substances), and the whole of the organism through for example the blood supply. In this view, the development of tumor cells is in close interaction with their increasingly changing environment: the more cells can change, the more their environment will change...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714990/an-approach-to-suppress-the-evolution-of-resistance-in-braf-v600e-mutant-cancer
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Yaohua Xue, Luciano Martelotto, Timour Baslan, Alberto Vides, Martha Solomon, Trang Thi Mai, Neelam Chaudhary, Greg J Riely, Bob T Li, Kerry Scott, Fabiola Cechhi, Ulrika Stierner, Kalyani Chadalavada, Elisa de Stanchina, Sarit Schwartz, Todd Hembrough, Gouri Nanjangud, Michael F Berger, Jonas Nilsson, Scott W Lowe, Jorge S Reis-Filho, Neal Rosen, Piro Lito
The principles that govern the evolution of tumors exposed to targeted therapy are poorly understood. Here we modeled the selection and propagation of an amplification in the BRAF oncogene (BRAF(amp)) in patient-derived tumor xenografts (PDXs) that were treated with a direct inhibitor of the kinase ERK, either alone or in combination with other ERK signaling inhibitors. Single-cell sequencing and multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses mapped the emergence of extra-chromosomal amplification in parallel evolutionary trajectories that arose in the same tumor shortly after treatment...
July 17, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713588/genomic-landscape-of-high-grade-meningiomas
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Wenya Linda Bi, Noah F Greenwald, Malak Abedalthagafi, Jeremiah Wala, Will J Gibson, Pankaj K Agarwalla, Peleg Horowitz, Steven E Schumacher, Ekaterina Esaulova, Yu Mei, Aaron Chevalier, Matthew Ducar, Aaron R Thorner, Paul van Hummelen, Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov, Maksym Artyomov, Ossama Al-Mefty, Gavin P Dunn, Sandro Santagata, Ian F Dunn, Rameen Beroukhim
High-grade meningiomas frequently recur and are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. To determine the factors that promote the development and evolution of these tumors, we analyzed the genomes of 134 high-grade meningiomas and compared this information with data from 587 previously published meningiomas. High-grade meningiomas had a higher mutation burden than low-grade meningiomas but did not harbor any statistically significant mutated genes aside from NF2. High-grade meningiomas also possessed significantly elevated rates of chromosomal gains and losses, especially among tumors with monosomy 22...
2017: NPJ Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713553/the-evolution-of-medulloblastoma-therapy-to-personalized-medicine
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REVIEW
Soma Sengupta, Daniel Pomeranz Krummel, Scott Pomeroy
Recent advances in cancer genomics have revolutionized the characterization and classification of medulloblastomas. According to the current WHO guidelines, medulloblastomas are now classified into the following molecularly defined groups: Wnt signaling pathway (WNT)-activated, sonic hedgehog signaling pathway (SHH)-activated and tumor suppressor protein p53 (TP53)-mutant, SHH-activated and TP53-wildtype, and non-WNT/non-SHH (i.e. group 3 and group 4). Importantly, genomic, epigenomic, and proteomic advances have created a potential paradigm shift in therapeutic options...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710771/detailed-longitudinal-sampling-of-glioma-stem-cells-in-situ-reveals-chr7-gain-and-chr10-loss-as-repeated-events-in-primary-tumor-formation-and-recurrence
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Mehmet Baysan, Kevin Woolard, Margaret C Cam, Wei Zhang, Hua Song, Svetlana Kotliarova, Demosthenes Balamatsias, Amanda Linkous, Susie Ahn, Jennifer Walling, Galina I Belova, Howard A Fine
Intratumoral heterogeneity at the genetic, epigenetic, transcriptomic and morphologic levels is a commonly observed phenomenon in many aggressive cancer types. Clonal evolution during tumor formation as well as in response to therapeutic intervention, can be predicted utilizing reverse engineering approaches on detailed genomic snapshots of heterogeneous patient tumor samples. In this study, we developed an extensive dataset for a GBM case via the generation of polyclonal and monoclonal glioma stem cell lines from initial diagnosis, as well as from multiple sections of distant tumor locations of the deceased patient's brain following tumor recurrence...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710260/big-bang-tumor-growth-and-clonal-evolution
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Ruping Sun, Zheng Hu, Christina Curtis
The advent and application of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies to tumor genomes has reinvigorated efforts to understand clonal evolution. Although tumor progression has traditionally been viewed as a gradual stepwise process, recent studies suggest that evolutionary rates in tumors can be variable with periods of punctuated mutational bursts and relative stasis. For example, Big Bang dynamics have been reported, wherein after transformation, growth occurs in the absence of stringent selection, consistent with effectively neutral evolution...
July 14, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710259/phylogenetic-quantification-of-intratumor-heterogeneity
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Thomas B K Watkins, Roland F Schwarz
As sequencing efforts continue to reveal the extent of the intratumor heterogeneity (ITH) present in human cancers, the importance of evolutionary studies attempting to trace its etiology has increased. Sequencing multiple samples or tumor regions from the same patient has become affordable and is an effective way of tracing these evolutionary pathways, understanding selection, and detecting clonal expansions in ways impractical with single samples alone. In this article, we discuss and show the benefits of such multisample studies...
July 14, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
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