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Ronan T Gray, Helen G Coleman, Carmel Hughes, Liam J Murray, Chris R Cardwell
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between statin use and survival in a population-based colorectal cancer (CRC) cohort and perform an updated meta-analysis to quantify the magnitude of any association. METHODS: A cohort of 8391 patients with newly diagnosed Dukes' A-C CRC (2009-2012) was identified from the Scottish Cancer Registry. This cohort was linked to the Prescribing Information System and the National Records of Scotland Death Records (until January 2015) to identify 1064 colorectal cancer-specific deaths...
October 14, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology
Takaaki Higashi, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Yuki Kitano, Kensuke Yamamura, Takayoshi Kaida, Kota Arima, Katsunobu Taki, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Hidetoshi Nitta, Katsunori Imai, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Toru Beppu, Hideo Baba
Diabetes and obesity are associated with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and an increased incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). TAZ and YAP are equivalently placed downstream effectors of the Hippo pathway with oncogenic roles in human cancers. Statins are commonly used to patients with metabolic problems as hypercholesterolemia. Statins also have anti-cancer properties, and the cross-talk between mevalonate pathway and Hippo pathway was known. The aim of this study is to confirm the statin's anti-cancer effects on HCC cells and its survival benefits in HCC patients with curative surgery...
November 2016: Medical Oncology
Ajay Vallakati, Siddharth Reddy, Mark E Dunlap, David O Taylor
BACKGROUND: Although various studies revealed the beneficial effects of statins in post-cardiac transplant patients, these were relatively small and low-powered studies. We performed a meta-analysis of published studies to evaluate the role of statins in post-cardiac transplant patients, specifically examining the effects on hemodynamically significant/fatal graft rejection, coronary vasculopathy, terminal cancer, and overall survival. METHODS AND RESULTS: We searched PubMed, Cochran CENTRAL, and Web of Science databases using the search terms "cardiac transplant" or "heart transplant," and "statin" for a literature search...
October 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
Fei-Yi-Fan Wang, Chun-Sheng Kang, Si-Yi Wang-Gou, Chun-Hai Huang, Cheng-Yuan Feng, Xue-Jun Li
Epidermal Growth Factor like domain 7 (EGFL7), also known as Vascular Endothelial-statin (VE-statin), is a secreted angiogenic factor. Recent data have demonstrated the potential oncogenic role and prognostic significance of EGFL7 in several human cancers. However, the clinical signature and further mechanisms of EGFL7's function in gliomagenesis are poorly understood. In the present study, we found that increased EGFL7 expression was associated with tumor grade. High expression of EGFL7 in EGFRvIII-positive glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) was determined to be a strong and independent risk factor for reduced life expectancy...
October 7, 2016: Cancer Letters
Chun-Chao Chen, Yi-Ping Hsu, Ju-Chi Liu, Pai-Feng Kao, Li-Chin Sung, Chao-Feng Lin, Wen-Rui Hao, Shing-Hwa Liu, Szu-Yuan Wu
PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with an increased cancer risk. We evaluated the chemopreventive effect of statins against all cancers in COPD patients and identified the statin with the strongest chemopreventive effect. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients diagnosed with COPD at health care facilities in Taiwan (n = 116,017) from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2012, were recruited. Each patient was followed to assess the following protective and risk factors for all cancers: age; sex; comorbidities (diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia) and the Charlson comorbidity index [CCI]); urbanization level; monthly income; and nonstatin drug use...
2016: Journal of Cancer
Shintaro Sukegawa, Takahiro Kanno, Kengo Kanai, Toshiko Mandai, Akane Shibata, Yuka Takahashi, Yuji Hirata, Yoshihiko Furuki
Carotid artery stenosis is a significant risk factor for stroke. In elderly patients with carotid atherosclerosis and stenosis, it is not unusual for oral, head and neck cancer surgery to be performed. The present study describes a case of stroke that occurred during a neck dissection for the treatment of cervical lymph node metastasis of a left maxillary gingival carcinoma. The patient was an 84-year-old female who was considered to be at high risk of a stroke based on pre-operative head and neck computed tomography scans, which detected severe carotid atherosclerosis and stenosis...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Matthew A Ingersoll, Dannah R Miller, October Martinez, C Brent Wakefield, Kuan-Chan Hsieh, M Vijaya Simha, Chai-Lin Kao, Hui-Ting Chen, Surinder K Batra, Ming-Fong Lin
Despite recent advances in modern medicine, castration-resistant prostate cancer remains an incurable disease. Subpopulations of prostate cancer cells develop castration-resistance by obtaining the complete steroidogenic ability to synthesize androgens from cholesterol. Statin derivatives, such as simvastatin, inhibit cholesterol biosynthesis and may reduce prostate cancer incidence as well as progression to advanced, metastatic phenotype. In this study, we demonstrate novel simvastatin-related molecules SVA, AM1, and AM2 suppress the tumorigenicity of prostate cancer cell lines including androgen receptor-positive LNCaP C-81 and VCaP as well as androgen receptor-negative PC-3 and DU145...
September 26, 2016: Cancer Letters
Madhur Nayan, Erin M Macdonald, David N Juurlink, Peter C Austin, Antonio Finelli, Girish S Kulkarni, Robert J Hamilton
Survival rates in kidney cancer have improved little over time, and diabetes may be an independent risk factor for poor survival in kidney cancer. We sought to determine whether medications with putative anti-neoplastic properties (statins, metformin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)) are associated with survival in diabetics with kidney cancer. We conducted a population-based cohort study utilizing linked healthcare databases in Ontario, Canada. Patients were aged 66 or older with newly diagnosed diabetes and a subsequent diagnosis of incident kidney cancer...
September 24, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
S F Shaitelman, M C Stauder, P K Allen, S Reddy, S G Lakoski, B J Atkinson, S Moulder, J Reddy, D Amaya, W Guerra, N T Ueno, A S Caudle, W Tereffe, W A Woodward
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Takahiro Eitsuka, Naoto Tatewaki, Hiroshi Nishida, Kiyotaka Nakagawa, Teruo Miyazawa
Tocotrienol (T3), unsaturated vitamin E, is gaining a lot of attention owing to its potent anticancer effect, since its efficacy is much greater than that of tocopherol (Toc). Various factors are known to be involved in such antitumor action, including cell cycle arrest, apoptosis induction, antiangiogenesis, anti-metastasis, nuclear factor-κB suppression, and telomerase inhibition. Owing to a difference in the affinity of T3 and Toc for the α-tocopherol transfer protein, the bioavailability of orally ingested T3 is lower than that of Toc...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Kelly Shum, Amber Solivan, Parham Parto, Nichole Polin, Eiman Jahangir
BACKGROUND: Because of the improvements in survival rates, patients with breast cancer are now more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than from cancer. Thus, providing appropriate preventive cardiovascular care to patients with cancer is of the utmost importance. METHODS: We retrospectively compared the cardiovascular risk and management of 146 women treated at the Cardio-Oncology (Cardio-Onc) and the Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob-Gyn) clinics. We calculated cardiovascular risk using the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk calculator and the Framingham Risk Score Calculator...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Hisataka Sabe, Ari Hashimoto, Shigeru Hashimoto, Tsukasa Oikawa
The mevalonate pathway results in the prenylation of small GTPases, which are pivotal for oncogenesis and cancer malignancies. However, inhibitors of this pathway, such as statins, have not necessarily produced favorable results in clinical trials. We recently identified properties of statin responders, together with the underlying molecular mechanisms and simple biomarkers to predict these responders.
July 2016: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
Hadar Goldvaser, Shulamith Rizel, Daniel Hendler, Victoria Neiman, Daniel Shepshelovich, Tzippy Shochat, Aaron Sulkes, Baruch Brenner, Rinat Yerushalmi
Purpose. To evaluate the associations between metformin, insulin, statins, and levothyroxine and breast cancer characteristics and outcome. Methods. Retrospective chart review of patients treated in our institute for early estrogen receptor (ER) positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative breast cancer, whose tumors were sent to Oncotype DX (ODX) analysis. Patients were grouped according to medications usage during the time of breast cancer diagnosis. Each group was compared to the rest of the study population...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
Kristen Marie Sanfilippo, Jesse Keller, Brian F Gage, Suhong Luo, Tzu-Fei Wang, Gerald Moskowitz, Jason Gumbel, Brandon Blue, Katiuscia O'Brian, Kenneth R Carson
PURPOSE: The 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) have activity in one of the pathways influenced by nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, which are associated with improved survival in multiple myeloma (MM). To understand the benefit of statins in MM, we evaluated the association between statin use and mortality in a large cohort of patients with MM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From the Veterans Administration Central Cancer Registry, we identified patients diagnosed with MM between 1999 and 2013...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Junichi Ishida, Masaaki Konishi, Nicole Ebner, Jochen Springer
Research and development of new drugs requires both long time and high costs, whereas safety and tolerability profiles make the success rate of approval very low. Drug repurposing, applying known drugs and compounds to new indications, has been noted recently as a cost-effective and time-unconsuming way in developing new drugs, because they have already been proven safe in humans. In this review, we discuss drug repurposing of approved cardiovascular drugs, such as aspirin, beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, cardiac glycosides and statins...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Richard D Beger, Warwick Dunn, Michael A Schmidt, Steven S Gross, Jennifer A Kirwan, Marta Cascante, Lorraine Brennan, David S Wishart, Matej Oresic, Thomas Hankemeier, David I Broadhurst, Andrew N Lane, Karsten Suhre, Gabi Kastenmüller, Susan J Sumner, Ines Thiele, Oliver Fiehn, Rima Kaddurah-Daouk
INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND TO METABOLOMICS: Metabolomics is the comprehensive study of the metabolome, the repertoire of biochemicals (or small molecules) present in cells, tissues, and body fluids. The study of metabolism at the global or "-omics" level is a rapidly growing field that has the potential to have a profound impact upon medical practice. At the center of metabolomics, is the concept that a person's metabolic state provides a close representation of that individual's overall health status...
2016: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
Hung-Chen Chen, Pei-Yi Chen, Ming-Jiuan Wu, Mi-Hsueh Tai, Jui-Hung Yen
Tanshinone IIA, one of the most pharmacologically bioactive phytochemicals isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, possesses several biological activities such as anti-inflammation, anti-cancer, neuroprotection and hypolipidemic activities. In this study, we aim to investigate the hypocholesterolemic effect of tanshinone IIA in hepatic cells. We demonstrated that tanshinone IIA significantly increased the amount of low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) and LDL uptake activity in HepG2 cells at the post-transcriptional regulation...
2016: PloS One
Hae Hyun Jung, Soo-Hyeon Lee, Ji-Yeon Kim, Jin Seok Ahn, Yeon Hee Park, Young-Hyuck Im
We investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying statin-induced growth suppression of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) that overexpress the transcription factor ets proto-oncogene 1(ets-1) and downregulate dual specific protein phosphatase 4(dusp4) expression. We examined the gene expression of BC cell lines using the nCounter expression assay, MTT viability assay, cell proliferation assay and Western blot to evaluate the effects of simvastatin. Finally, we performed cell viability testing in TNBC cell line-transfected DUSP4...
2016: Scientific Reports
Li-Li Wu, Mao-Chih Hsieh, Jyh-Ming Chow, Shing-Hwa Liu, Chia-Lun Chang, Szu-Yuan Wu
Statins are associated with a reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and have the potential to be an adjuvant agent for HCC. In this study, we examined whether statin use is associated with additional benefits among patients who received curative treatments (CTs) such as surgery, percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), and radiofrequency ablation (RFA).We conducted a cohort study using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Data linked to the Taiwan Cancer Registry in 2001 to 2012. The patient cohort consisted of those who received different treatments, and we compared patients who received statins with those who did not...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Annapurna Pranatharthi, Cecil Ross, Sweta Srivastava
Radiation is the most potent mode of cancer therapy; however, resistance to radiation therapy results in tumor relapse and subsequent fatality. The cancer stem cell (CSC), which has better DNA repair capability, has been shown to contribute to tumor resistance and is an important target for treatment. Signaling molecules such as Notch, Wnt, and DNA repair pathways regulate molecular mechanisms in CSCs; however, none of them have been translated into therapeutic targets. The RhoGTPases and their effector ROCK-signaling pathway, though important for tumor progression, have not been well studied in the context of radioresistance...
2016: Stem Cells International
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