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Ben T Copeland, Sumanta K Pal, Eric C Bolton, Jeremy O Jones
BACKGROUND: Androgens and the androgen receptor (AR) are necessary for the development, function, and homeostatic growth regulation of the prostate gland. However, once prostate cells are transformed, the AR is necessary for the proliferation and survival of the malignant cells. This change in AR function appears to occur in nearly every prostate cancer. We have termed this the AR malignancy shift. METHODS: In this review, we summarize the current knowledge of the AR malignancy shift, including the DNA-binding patterns that define the shift, the transcriptome changes associated with the shift, the putative drivers of the shift, and its clinical implications...
February 23, 2018: Prostate
Bowen Liu, Tianjiao Wang, Huawei Wang, Lu Zhang, Feifei Xu, Runping Fang, Leilei Li, Xiaoli Cai, Yue Wu, Weiying Zhang, Lihong Ye
BACKGROUND: Resistance to tamoxifen (TAM) frequently occurs in the treatment of estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer. Accumulating evidences indicate that transcription factor HOXB13 is of great significance in TAM resistance. However, the regulation of HOXB13 in TAM-resistant breast cancer remains largely unexplored. Here, we were interested in the potential effect of HBXIP, an oncoprotein involved in the acceleration of cancer progression, on the modulation of HOXB13 in TAM resistance of breast cancer...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
Peter Ström, Tobias Nordström, Henrik Grönberg, Martin Eklund
BACKGROUND: It has been shown that the Stockholm-3 model (S3M) outperforms prostate-specific antigen (PSA) as a screening tool for prostate cancer. OBJECTIVE: To update the S3M, to give a detailed account of the value of each predictor in the S3M, and to evaluate the S3M as a reflex test for men with PSA ≥3ng/ml. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: During 2012-2015, the Stockholm-3 study evaluated the S3M relative to PSA as tests for Gleason score ≥7 prostate cancers among men aged 50-69 yr...
January 10, 2018: European Urology
David T Miyamoto, Richard J Lee, Mark Kalinich, Joseph LiCausi, Yu Zheng, Tianqi Chen, John D Milner, Erin Emmons, Uyen Ho, Katherine Broderick, Erin Silva, Sarah Javaid, Tanya Todorova Kwan, Xin Hong, Douglas M Dahl, Francis J McGovern, Jason A Efstathiou, Matthew R Smith, Lecia V Sequist, Ravi Kapur, Chin-Lee Wu, Shannon L Stott, David T Ting, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Mehmet Toner, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel A Haber
Blood-based biomarkers are critical in metastatic prostate cancer, where characteristic bone metastases are not readily sampled, and they may enable risk stratification in localized disease. We established a sensitive and high-throughput strategy for analyzing prostate circulating tumor cells (CTCs) using microfluidic cell enrichment followed by digital quantitation of prostate-derived transcripts. In a prospective study of 27 metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients treated with first-line abiraterone, pretreatment elevation of the digital CTCM Score identifies a high risk population with poor overall survival (HR 6...
January 4, 2018: Cancer Discovery
Liesel M FitzGerald, Kelsie Raspin, James R Marthick, Matt A Field, Roslyn C Malley, Russell J Thomson, Nicholas B Blackburn, Annette Banks, Jac C Charlesworth, Shaun Donovan, Joanne L Dickinson
The HOXB13 G84E variant is associated with risk of prostate cancer (PCa), however the role this variant plays in PCa development is unknown. This study examined 751 cases, 450 relatives and 355 controls to determine the contribution of this variant to PCa risk in Tasmania and investigated HOXB13 gene and protein expression in tumours from nine G84E heterozygote variant and 13 wild-type carriers. Quantitative PCR and immunohistochemistry showed that HOXB13 gene and protein expression did not differ between tumour samples from variant and wild-type carriers...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
Veda N Giri, Karen E Knudsen, William K Kelly, Wassim Abida, Gerald L Andriole, Chris H Bangma, Justin E Bekelman, Mitchell C Benson, Amie Blanco, Arthur Burnett, William J Catalona, Kathleen A Cooney, Matthew Cooperberg, David E Crawford, Robert B Den, Adam P Dicker, Scott Eggener, Neil Fleshner, Matthew L Freedman, Freddie C Hamdy, Jean Hoffman-Censits, Mark D Hurwitz, Colette Hyatt, William B Isaacs, Christopher J Kane, Philip Kantoff, R Jeffrey Karnes, Lawrence I Karsh, Eric A Klein, Daniel W Lin, Kevin R Loughlin, Grace Lu-Yao, S Bruce Malkowicz, Mark J Mann, James R Mark, Peter A McCue, Martin M Miner, Todd Morgan, Judd W Moul, Ronald E Myers, Sarah M Nielsen, Elias Obeid, Christian P Pavlovich, Stephen C Peiper, David F Penson, Daniel Petrylak, Curtis A Pettaway, Robert Pilarski, Peter A Pinto, Wendy Poage, Ganesh V Raj, Timothy R Rebbeck, Mark E Robson, Matt T Rosenberg, Howard Sandler, Oliver Sartor, Edward Schaeffer, Gordon F Schwartz, Mark S Shahin, Neal D Shore, Brian Shuch, Howard R Soule, Scott A Tomlins, Edouard J Trabulsi, Robert Uzzo, Donald J Vander Griend, Patrick C Walsh, Carol J Weil, Richard Wender, Leonard G Gomella
Purpose Guidelines are limited for genetic testing for prostate cancer (PCA). The goal of this conference was to develop an expert consensus-driven working framework for comprehensive genetic evaluation of inherited PCA in the multigene testing era addressing genetic counseling, testing, and genetically informed management. Methods An expert consensus conference was convened including key stakeholders to address genetic counseling and testing, PCA screening, and management informed by evidence review. Results Consensus was strong that patients should engage in shared decision making for genetic testing...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Haitao Chen, Charles M Ewing, Sigun Zheng, Eli M Grindedaal, Kathleen A Cooney, Kathleen Wiley, Srdjan Djurovic, Ole A Andreassen, Karol Axcrona, Ian G Mills, Jianfeng Xu, Lovise Maehle, Sophie D Fosså, William B Isaacs
Norway has one of the highest rates of death due to prostate cancer (PCa) in the world. To assess the contribution of both common and rare single nucleotide variants (SNPs) to the prostate cancer burden in Norway, we assessed the frequency of the established prostate cancer susceptibility allele, HOXB13 G84E, as well as a series of validated, common PCa risk SNPs in a Norwegian PCa population of 779 patients. The G84E allele was observed in 2.3% of patients compared to 0.7% of control individuals, OR = 3...
February 2018: Prostate
Wen-Chi L Chang, Christina Jackson, Stacy Riel, Harry S Cooper, Karthik Devarajan, Harvey H Hensley, Yan Zhou, Lisa A Vanderveer, Minhhuyen T Nguyen, Margie L Clapper
OBJECTIVE: The response of subjects to preventive intervention is heterogeneous. The goal of this study was to determine if the efficacy of a chemopreventive agent differs in non-tumour-bearing animals versus those with colorectal tumours. Sulindac and/or atorvastatin was administered to Apc+/Min-FCCC mice with known tumour-bearing status at treatment initiation. DESIGN: Male mice (6-8 weeks old) underwent colonoscopy and received control chow or chow with sulindac (300 ppm), atorvastatin (100 ppm) or sulindac/atorvastatin...
November 9, 2017: Gut
Alexander Dias, Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Christos Mikropoulos, Ros Eeles
Prostate cancer (PCa) is a highly heritable disease, and rapid evolution of sequencing technologies has enabled marked progression of our understanding of its genetic inheritance. A complex polygenic model that involves common low-penetrance susceptibility alleles causing individually small but cumulatively significant risk and rarer genetic variants causing greater risk represent the current most accepted model. Through genome-wide association studies, more than 100 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with PCa risk have been identified...
November 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
S Stelloo, E Nevedomskaya, Y Kim, L Hoekman, O B Bleijerveld, T Mirza, L F A Wessels, W M van Weerden, A F M Altelaar, A M Bergman, W Zwart
Androgen receptor (AR) is a key player in prostate cancer development and progression. Here we applied immunoprecipitation mass spectrometry of endogenous AR in LNCaP cells to identify components of the AR transcriptional complex. In total, 66 known and novel AR interactors were identified in the presence of synthetic androgen, most of which were critical for AR-driven prostate cancer cell proliferation. A subset of AR interactors required for LNCaP proliferation were profiled using chromatin immunoprecipitation assays followed by sequencing, identifying distinct genomic subcomplexes of AR interaction partners...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
Chuanhui Sun, Changsong Han, Peng Wang, Yinji Jin, Yanan Sun, Lingmei Qu
The purpose of this study was to investigate the HOX gene expression profile in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) and assess whether some genes are associated with the clinicopathological features and prognosis in LSCC patients. The HOX gene levels were tested by microarray and validated by qRT-PCR in paired cancerous and adjacent noncancerous LSCC tissue samples. The microarray testing data of 39 HOX genes revealed 15 HOX genes that were at least 2-fold upregulated and 2 that were downregulated. After qRT-PCR evaluation, the three most upregulated genes (HOXB9, HOXB13, and HOXD13) were selected for tissue microarray (TMA) analysis...
2017: BioMed Research International
Hannah Brechka, Raj R Bhanvadia, Calvin VanOpstall, Donald J Vander Griend
The recent and exciting discovery of germline HOXB13 mutations in familial prostate cancer has brought HOX signaling to the forefront of prostate cancer research. An enhanced understanding of HOX signaling, and the co-factors regulating HOX protein specificity and transcriptional regulation, has the high potential to elucidate novel approaches to prevent, diagnose, stage, and treat prostate cancer. Toward our understanding of HOX biology in prostate development and prostate cancer, basic research in developmental model systems as well as other tumor sites provides a mechanistic framework to inform future studies in prostate biology...
June 2017: Genes & Diseases
Kathleen A Cooney
Family history of prostate cancer is one of the three most important risk factors for the disease in addition to age and race. Yet despite the recognition of this significant heritable component, it has been challenging to identify the genes associated with prostate cancer predisposition. Initial approaches focused on the collection of multiplex prostate cancer families. However, despite more than 20 years of linkage studies, few genes have been identified that account for a significant number of hereditary prostate cancer families...
2017: Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association
Ken J Kron, Alexander Murison, Stanley Zhou, Vincent Huang, Takafumi N Yamaguchi, Yu-Jia Shiah, Michael Fraser, Theodorus van der Kwast, Paul C Boutros, Robert G Bristow, Mathieu Lupien
TMPRSS2-ERG (T2E) structural rearrangements typify ∼50% of prostate tumors and result in overexpression of the ERG transcription factor. Using chromatin, genomic and expression data, we show distinct cis-regulatory landscapes between T2E-positive and non-T2E primary prostate tumors, which include clusters of regulatory elements (COREs). This difference is mediated by ERG co-option of HOXB13 and FOXA1, implementing a T2E-specific transcriptional profile. We also report a T2E-specific CORE on the structurally rearranged ERG locus arising from spreading of the TMPRSS2 locus pre-existing CORE, assisting in its overexpression...
September 2017: Nature Genetics
Patrick G Pilié, Anna M Johnson, Kristen L Hanson, Megan E Dayno, Ashley L Kapron, Elena M Stoffel, Kathleen A Cooney
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer has a significant heritable component, and rare deleterious germline variants in certain genes can increase the risk of the disease. The aim of the current study was to describe the prevalence of pathogenic germline variants in cancer-predisposing genes in men with prostate cancer and at least 1 additional primary cancer. METHODS: Using a multigene panel, the authors sequenced germline DNA from 102 men with prostate cancer and at least 1 additional primary cancer who also met ≥1 of the following criteria: 1) age ≤55 years at the time of diagnosis of the first malignancy; 2) rare tumor type or atypical presentation of a common tumor; and/or 3) ≥3 primary malignancies...
October 15, 2017: Cancer
Ilka Kristiansen, Carsten Stephan, Klaus Jung, Manfred Dietel, Anja Rieger, Yuri Tolkach, Glen Kristiansen
AIMS: Determining the origin of metastases is an important task of pathologists to allow for the initiation of a tumor-specific therapy. Recently, homeobox protein Hox-B13 (HOXB13) has been suggested as a new marker for the detection of prostatic origin. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity of HOXB13 in comparison to commonly used immunohistochemical markers for prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Histologically confirmed prostate cancer lymph node metastases from 64 cases were used to test the diagnostic value of immunohistochemical markers: prostate specific antigen (PSA), Prostatic acid phosphatase (PSAP), prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA), homeobox gene NKX3...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Laura Larnaudie, Eva Compérat, Pierre Conort, Justine Varinot
We report the case of an 81-year-old patient with a pleomorphic giant cell adenocarcinoma of the prostate. After diagnosis, he rapidly developed bone metastasis and died within 1 year. This variant of acinar adenocarcinoma is extremely rare and prognosis is poor. This entity has been included into the 2016 WHO classification. The principal differential diagnosis is urothelial carcinoma. To assess the prostatic origin, routine immunohistochemistry can be problematic. Loss of epitopes in this poorly differentiated entity can occur, such as loss of expression of PSA and p504s...
July 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
Patrick C Walsh
Scientists and clinicians at Johns Hopkins have been working since 1987 to uncover the genetic pathogenesis of prostate cancer. A patient query about the hereditary nature of the disease led to data collection on family history, followed by segregation and linkage analyses. Collaborative investigations using next-generation sequencing to identify genetic variants associated with prostate cancer risk have revealed the significance of HOXB13, BRCA 1/2, and DNA repair mutations.
November 2017: European Urology
Sweta Sharma Saha, Rahul Roy Chowdhury, Nidhu Ranjan Mondal, Sudipta Roy, Sharmila Sengupta
The Homeobox (HOX) genes encode important transcription factors showing deregulated expression in several cancers. However, their role in cervical cancer pathogenesis, remains largely unexplored. Herein, we studied their association with Human Papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) mediated cervical cancers. Our previously published gene expression microarray data revealed a significant alteration of 12 out of 39 HOX cluster members among cervical cancer cases, in comparison to the histopathologically normal controls...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
Gopalakrishnan Chandrasekaran, Eu Chang Hwang, Taek Won Kang, Dong Deuk Kwon, Kwangsung Park, Je-Jung Lee, Vinoth-Kumar Lakshmanan
The human HOXB13 gene encodes a 284 amino acid transcription factor belonging to the homeobox gene family containing a homeobox and a HoxA13 N-terminal domain. It is highly linked to hereditary prostate cancer, the majority of which is manifested as a result of a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP). In silico analysis of 95 missense SNP's corresponding to the non-homeobox region of HOXB13 predicted 21 nsSNP's to be potentially deleterious. Among 123 UTR SNPs analysed by UTRScan, rs543028086, rs550968159, rs563065128 were found to affect the UNR_BS, GY-BOX and MBE UTR signals, respectively...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
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