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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944148/metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-esophagus-with-features-of-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Raymond M Fertig, Adam Alperstein, Carlos Diaz, Kyle D Klingbeil, Sameera S Vangara, Ryosuke Misawa, Jennifer Reed, Sudeep Gaudi
A 41-year-old female presented with a pedunculated mass in the upper esophagus and bilateral lymphadenopathy. Biopsies suggested a neuroendocrine tumor, possibly carcinoid, and ensuing imaging revealed cervical lymph node metastases. The esophageal mass was removed endoscopically and discovered by pathologists to closely resemble medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) on immunohistochemistry staining. Following surgery, further work up demonstrated very high serum calcitonin levels, suggestive of medullary thyroid carcinoma, however the thyroid gland was normal on ultrasound...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943926/combination-of-galectin-3-ck19-and-hbme-1-immunostaining-improves-the-diagnosis-of-thyroid-cancer
#2
Vanessa Arcolia, Fabrice Journe, Florence Renaud, Emmanuelle Leteurtre, Hans-Joachim Gabius, Myriam Remmelink, Sven Saussez
Currently, fine-needle aspiration is the most frequently used pre-operative technique for diagnosis of malignant thyroid tumors, however, pathologists are unable to reach efficient and accurate differential diagnoses between benign and malignant thyroid nodules. To aid in resolving this issue, immunohistochemistry for galectins (gal)-1, -3, -7, -8, cytokeratin 19 (CK19), Hector Battifora Mesothelial Epitope-1 (HBME-1) and thyroid peroxidase (TPO) was performed on two tissue microarrays composed of 66 follicular adenomas (FA) and 66 papillary carcinomas (PC)...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943919/braf-v600e-mutation-is-not-associated-with-central-lymph-node-metastasis-in-all-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-cancer-different-histological-subtypes-and-preoperative-lymph-node-status-should-be-taken-into-account
#3
Si-Yang Dong, Rui-Chao Zeng, Lang-Ping Jin, Fan Yang, Xiang-Jian Zhang, Zhi-Han Yao, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Ou-Chen Wang
The association between central lymph node metastasis (LNM) and risk factors, including the presence of the BRAF mutation, BRAF(V600E), in patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) requires further investigation. A potent risk factor that can indicate LNM in different histological subtypes of PTC and in different preoperative central lymph node statuses also requires further research. A total of 287 patients with PTC who accepted thyroidectomy were included in the present study. Clinicopathological data of these patients were reviewed to examine the risk factors for central LNM through univariate and multivariate analyses...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943896/a-large-chinese-pedigree-of-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-with-a-novel-c634y-d707e-germline-mutation-in-ret-exon-11
#4
Fanqian Lu, Xiaohong Chen, Yunlong Bai, Yaru Feng, Jian Wu
The present study identified the clinical features of the largest multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) A pedigree from China, with a novel double missense rearranged during transfection (RET) mutation (C634Y/D707E). To the best of our knowledge, the D707E mutation has not been identified to date. In the present study, a total of 101 family members who originated from a large pedigree (134 members in total) underwent RET mutation screening by next-generation sequencing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification, followed by direct bidirectional DNA sequencing...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942234/second-generation-of-familial-nonmedullary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-on-the-clinicopathologic-features-and-prognosis
#5
REVIEW
Yi-Mei Zhou, Han Luo, Ju-Xiang Gou, Wan-Jun Zhao, Wen-Yu Dai, Jingqiang Zhu, Zhi-Hui Li
Whether the second generation of parent/offspring type familial nonmedullary thyroid carcinoma (FNMTC) is more aggressive and has worse prognosis than their first generation counterpart is controversial. To evaluate the clinicopathologic features and prognosis of the second generation via a comparison between the two groups, We searched three databases (PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane library) to review studies published before November 25, 2016. All original studies comparing the clinicopathologic features and prognosis in the first generation of parent/offspring type FNMTC with its second generation counterpart were included...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941311/endocrinopathies-with-use-of-cancer-immunotherapies
#6
Natalie M Villa, Abtin Farahmand, Lin Du, Michael W Yeh, Stephanie Smooke-Praw, Antoni Ribas, Bartosz Chmielowski, Grace Cherry, Angela M Leung
BACKGROUND: Immunomodulatory therapies, including CTLA-4 and PD-1 inhibitors, provide a directed attack against cancer cells by preventing T cell deactivation. However, these drugs also prevent the down-regulation of auto-reactive T cells, resulting in immune-related adverse events (IRAEs). Reports show a varied incidence of endocrine IRAEs, ranging from 0-63%. OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency and clinical characteristics of endocrine IRAEs in patients taking cancer immunomodulatory therapies...
September 23, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941185/noninvasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-niftp-implications-for-the-risk-of-malignancy-rom-in-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-thyroid-cytopathology-tbsrtc
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Haijun Zhou, Zubair W Baloch, Ritu Nayar, Tommaso Bizzarro, Guido Fadda, Deepti Adhikari-Guragain, Joseph Hatem, Luigi M Larocca, Julia Samolczyk, Jamie Slade, Esther Diana Rossi
BACKGROUND: The introduction of noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) affects the risk of malignancy (ROM) mostly in the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) categories. In this multi-institutional, retrospective study, the authors investigated variations in the impact of an NIFTP diagnosis on the associated ROM for each TBSRTC category with an emphasis on the influence of pathologist and institutional diagnostic thresholds on the ROM...
September 20, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940583/molecular-genotyping-of-noninvasive-encapsulated-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#8
Tae Hyuk Kim, Minju Lee, Ah-Young Kwon, Jun-Ho Choe, Jung-Han Kim, Jee Soo Kim, Soo Yeon Hahn, Jung Hee Shin, Man Ki Chung, Young Ik Son, Chang-Seok Ki, Hyun Sook Yim, Yoo-Li Kim, Jae Hoon Chung, Sun Wook Kim, Young Lyun Oh
AIM: Noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) has been managed as low-risk malignancy. Recently, a proposal was made to reclassify this tumor type as a premalignant lesion and rename it noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP). However, a comprehensive study on molecular genotype-phenotype correlations of encapsulated FVPTC is lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study consisted of 177 consecutive FVPTCs from January 2014 to April 2016...
September 20, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940347/field-notes
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I live in Newburgh, New York, a city of thirty thousand a short drive from the Hastings Center's Garrison campus. In 2016, residents were informed that our drinking water contained elevated levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate, a chemical the Environmental Protection Agency calls an "emerging contaminant of concern." The contaminant's long-term health effects are poorly understood: it might cause cancer, or birth defects, or thyroid issues, or it might not. Newburgh's water contamination is a problem that is both mine and not mine...
September 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939762/rdm1-gene-overexpression-represents-a-therapeutic-target-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#10
Wei Li, Qing Huang, Danyang Sun, Guizhi Zhang, Jian Tan
RAD52 motif containing 1 (RDM1) encodes the RAD52 protein involved in DNA double-strand break repair and recombination events. However, the importance of RDM1 in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is largely unknown. In the present study, we examined the role of RDM1 in thyroid cancer. RDM1 expression in PTC patients was examined using immunohistochemistry. The expression levels of RDM1 mRNA in thyroid cancer cells were measured by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). Lentivirus-mediated small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) was used to knock down RDM1 expression in the K1 and TPC1 cells...
September 22, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938557/the-p-g534e-variant-of-habp2-is-not-associated-with-sporadic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-a-polish-population
#11
Artur Kowalik, Danuta Gąsior-Perczak, Martyna Gromek, Monika Siołek, Agnieszka Walczyk, Iwona Pałyga, Małgorzata Chłopek, Janusz Kopczyński, Ryszard Mężyk, Aldona Kowalska, Stanisław Góźdź
Thyroid cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers of the endocrine system. There are no known genetic risk factors for non-medullary thyroid cancer, other than a small number of hereditary syndromes; however, approximately 5% of non-medullary thyroid cancer, designated familial non-medullary thyroid cancer, exhibits heritability. The p.G534E (c.1601G>A) variant of HABP2 was recently reported as a risk factor for familial non-medullary thyroid cancer, including papillary thyroid carcinoma. We analyzed the incidence of the c...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938536/integrating-omics-data-and-protein-interaction-networks-to-prioritize-driver-genes-in-cancer
#12
Tiejun Zhang, Di Zhang
Although numerous approaches have been proposed to discern driver from passenger, identification of driver genes remains a critical challenge in the cancer genomics field. Driver genes with low mutated frequency tend to be filtered in cancer research. In addition, the accumulation of different omics data necessitates the development of algorithmic frameworks for nominating putative driver genes. In this study, we presented a novel framework to identify driver genes through integrating multi-omics data such as somatic mutation, gene expression, and copy number alterations...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938489/prognostic-classifier-based-on-genome-wide-dna-methylation-profiling-in-well-differentiated-thyroid-tumors
#13
Mariana Bisarro Dos Reis, Mateus Camargo Barros-Filho, Fábio Albuquerque Marchi, Caroline Moraes Beltrami, Hellen Kuasne, Clóvis Antônio Lopes Pinto, Srikant Ambatipudi, Zdenko Herceg, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Silvia Regina Rogatto
Context: Even though the majority of well-differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC) is indolent, a number of cases display an aggressive behavior. Cumulative evidences have suggested that the deregulation of DNA methylation has the potential to point out molecular markers associated with worse prognosis. Objective: To identify a prognostic epigenetic signature in thyroid cancer. Design: Genome-wide DNA methylation assays (450k platform, Illumina) were performed in a cohort of 50 non-neoplastic thyroid tissues (NT), 17 benign thyroid lesions (BTL) and 74 thyroid carcinomas (60 papillary, 8 follicular, 2 Hürthle cell, 1 poorly differentiated and 3 anaplastic)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938210/contribution-of-industrial-density-and-socioeconomic-status-to-the-spatial-distribution-of-thyroid-cancer-risk-in-hangzhou-china
#14
Xufeng Fei, Zhaohan Lou, George Christakos, Qingmin Liu, Yanjun Ren, Jiaping Wu
BACKGROUND: The thyroid cancer (TC) incidence in China has increased dramatically during the last three decades. Typical in this respect is the case of Hangzhou city (China), where 7147 new TC cases were diagnosed during the period 2008-2012. Hence, the assessment of the TC incidence risk increase due to environmental exposure is an important public health matter. METHODS: Correlation analysis, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Poisson regression were first used to evaluate the statistical association between TC and key risk factors (industrial density and socioeconomic status)...
September 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937915/mir-146b-measurement-in-fna-to-distinguish-papillary-thyroid-cancer-from-benign-thyroid-masses
#15
F Yang, H Zhang, X Leng, F Hao, L Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 22, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937689/endocrine-disruptors-flame-retardants-and-increased-risk-of-thyroid-cancer
#16
Bilal B Mughal, Barbara A Demeneix
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 22, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937611/hcg-biological-functions-and-clinical-applications
#17
REVIEW
Chinedu Nwabuobi, Sefa Arlier, Frederick Schatz, Ozlem Guzeloglu-Kayisli, Charles Joseph Lockwood, Umit Ali Kayisli
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced primarily by differentiated syncytiotrophoblasts, and represents a key embryonic signal that is essential for the maintenance of pregnancy. hCG can activate various signaling cascades including mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 2 (Smad2), protein kinase C (PKC), and/or protein kinase A (PKA) in several cells types by binding to luteinizing hormone/chorionic gonadotropin receptor (LHCGR) or potentially by direct/indirect interaction with transforming growth factor beta receptor (TGFβR)...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937391/metastasis-within-a-metastasis-to-the-thyroid-a-rare-phenomenon
#18
Yin Ping Wong, Khairunisa Ahmad Affandi, Geok Chin Tan, Rohaizak Muhammad
Metastatic disease involving the thyroid gland is uncommon. Solitary thyroid metastases from various primary sites particularly kidney, lung, and breast had been previously described. To the best of our knowledge, metastases from two topographically separate primary malignancies to the thyroid have never been documented hitherto. This is the first reported case of cancer-to-cancer metastasis involving an invasive breast carcinoma metastasized within a metastatic renal cell carcinoma in the nonneoplastic thyroid in a 58-year-old woman...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937378/papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-nodular-fasciitis-like-stroma-a-rare-variant-with-distinctive-morphology
#19
Kavita Mardi
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a common malignancy with multiple variants, some of which are rarely encountered in routine surgical pathology practice. PTC with exuberant nodular fasciitis-like stroma or PTC with fibromatosis-like stroma is one such variant. This tumor is characterized by an abundant stromal component with an intervening epithelial component with the typical morphologic features of PTC. We describe gross and histopathological features of this rare variant of papillary carcinoma in a 38-year-old female and review the literature...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937366/correlation-between-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-oncoprotein-expression-and-some-prognostic-factors-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#20
Shervin Rabiee, Mohamadreza Jalali Nadoushan, Neda Mehdizade Rayeni, Iman Ansari
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cancer is one of the increasing cancer diagnoses in the United States. Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common thyroid cancer. There are a few researches done determining the role of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 HER2 (erbB-2) in PTC prognosis. They also have been controversial. This study is designed to determine the correlation of HER2 expression with tumor size, lymph node involvement, and capsular invasion as prognostic factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research was a cross-sectional descriptive-analytic study...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
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