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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922789/comprehensive-intrametastatic-immune-quantification-and-major-impact-of-immunoscore-on-survival
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Bernhard Mlecnik, Marc Van den Eynde, Gabriela Bindea, Sarah E Church, Angela Vasaturo, Tessa Fredriksen, Lucie Lafontaine, Nacilla Haicheur, Florence Marliot, Daphné Debetancourt, Géraldine Pairet, Anne Jouret-Mourin, Jean-Francois Gigot, Catherine Hubert, Etienne Danse, Cristina Dragean, Javier Carrasco, Yves Humblet, Viia Valge-Archer, Anne Berger, Franck Pagès, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Jérôme Galon
Background: This study assesses how the metastatic immune landscape is impacting the response to treatment and the outcome of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Methods: Complete curative resection of metastases (n = 441) was performed for two patient cohorts (n = 153). Immune densities were quantified in the center and invasive margin of all metastases. Immunoscore and T and B cell (TB) score were analyzed in relation to radiological and pathological responses and patient's disease-free (DFS) and overall survival (OS) using multivariable Cox proportional hazards models...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922667/integrated-strategy-for-mutagenicity-prediction-applied-to-food-contact-chemicals
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Serena Manganelli, Benoît Schilter, Emilio Benfenati, Alberto Manganaro, Elena Lo Piparo
Food contamination due to unintentional leakage of chemicals from food contact materials (FCM) is a source of increasing concern. Since for many of these substances, only limited or no toxicological data are available, the development of alternative methodologies to establish rapidly and cost-efficiently level of safety concern is critical to ensure adequate consumer protection. Computational toxicology methods are considered the most promising solutions to cope with this data gap. In particular, mutagenicity assessment has a particular relevance and is a mandatory requirement for all substances released from plastic FCM, regardless how low migration and exposure are...
September 18, 2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922562/association-between-polymorphisms-in-microrna-target-sites-and-survival-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#3
Seung Soo Yoo, Mi Jeong Hong, Jang Hyuck Lee, Jin Eun Choi, Shin Yup Lee, Jaehee Lee, Seung Ick Cha, Chang Ho Kim, Yangki Seok, Eungbae Lee, Sukki Cho, Sanghoon Jheon, Jae Yong Park
A high-throughput mapping method of RNA-RNA interactions by crosslinking, ligation, and sequencing of hybrids (CLASH) can not only provide information about canonical but also non-canonical interactions. We evaluated the associations between variants in microRNA target sites using CLASH data and survival outcomes of 782 early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who underwent curative surgical resection. Among the 100 variants studied, two variants showed significant association with survival outcomes...
September 18, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922362/early-relapses-after-adjuvant-chemotherapy-suggests-primary-chemoresistance-in-diffuse-gastric-cancer
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Sharon Pattison, Catherine Mitchell, Stephen Lade, Trevor Leong, Rita A Busuttil, Alex Boussioutas
BACKGROUND: Survival from gastric cancer remains poor, particularly in Western populations. Previous pre-clinical and subgroup analyses of clinical trials have suggested differing benefits from fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapeutics for diffuse and intestinal gastric cancer. This analysis examines patterns of relapse with and without adjuvant chemotherapy after curative resection for gastric cancer in these subtypes to explore the Lauren classification as a predictive marker of benefit for fluoropyrimidine-based adjuvant chemotherapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922205/impact-of-advanced-age-on-survival-in-patients-undergoing-resection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-report-of-a-japanese-nationwide-survey
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Masaki Kaibori, Kengo Yoshii, Isao Yokota, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Fumio Nagashima, Shoji Kubo, Masanori Kon, Namiki Izumi, Masumi Kadoya, Masatoshi Kudo, Takashi Kumada, Michiie Sakamoto, Osamu Nakashima, Yutaka Matsuyama, Tadatoshi Takayama, Norihiro Kokudo
OBJECTIVE: The impact of age on survival after hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been thoroughly examined. We reviewed the data of a nationwide follow-up survey to determine the outcomes of hepatectomy for HCC in elderly patients. BACKGROUND: Management of malignant diseases in elderly patients has become a global clinical issue because of the increased life expectancy worldwide. Advancements in surgical techniques and perioperative management have reduced age-related contraindications for liver surgery...
September 15, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921579/material-basis-studies-of-anti-influenza-a-active-ingredients-in-tanreqing-injection
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Haiyan Zhu, Mingchang Chen, Xunlong Shi, Chenchen Shi, Chenggang Huang
Tanreqing Injection (TRQ) has been used primarily in treating infections of the upper respiratory tract and serious influenza in China, as a classical compound herbal recipe. TRQ had been demonstrated its effects of clearing heat, eliminating phlegm, detoxification, reducing inflammation and alleviating cough. The survival rate, histopathology of lungs and viral titers in mice were evaluated in this study to verify the curative effect of TRQ. However, there is not enough information about the components. In the present study, a high-performance and practical LC/QTOF/MS method was developed for characterization and identification of the natural ingredients in TRQ...
September 15, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921458/pharmacogenetics-and-pharmacogenomics-in-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis
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REVIEW
María C Ovejero-Benito, Ester Muñoz-Aceituno, Alejandra Reolid, Miriam Saiz-Rodríguez, Francisco Abad-Santos, Esteban Daudén
Pharmacogenetics is the study of variations in DNA sequence related to drug response. Moreover, the evolution of biotechnology and the sequencing of human DNA have allowed the creation of pharmacogenomics, a branch of genetics that analyzes human genes, the RNAs and proteins encoded by them, and the inter-and intra-individual variations in expression and function in relation to drug response. Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics are being used to search for biomarkers that can predict response to systemic treatments, including those for moderate-to-severe psoriasis...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921401/experience-with-curative-radiotherapy-for-cervix-cancer-in-the-bahamas-for-2006-2016
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Glenn Jones, Osama Kellini, Nevein Girgis, Darron Halliday, Raleigh Butler, Thomas McGowan, Conville Brown
BACKGROUND: Cervix cancer is a significant health problem. As access to quality care in Small Island Developing States improves, and cancer centers become established, providers of care can summarize local experience to benchmark system quality and look for ways to further improve value. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of all cases of cervix cancer managed 2006-2016 at The Cancer Centre Bahamas, in conjunction with Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, affiliated with The University of West Indies...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920902/a-visual-analytics-framework-for-identifying-topic-drivers-in-media-events
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Yafeng Lu, Hong Wang, Steven Landis, Ross Maciejewski
Media data has been the subject of large scale analysis with applications of text mining being used to provide overviews of media themes and information flows. Such information extracted from media articles has also shown its contextual value of being integrated with other data, such as criminal records and stock market pricing. In this work, we explore linking textual media data with curated secondary textual data sources through user-guided semantic lexical matching for identifying relationships and data links...
September 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920420/metachronous-gastric-cancer-following-curative-endoscopic-resection-of-early-gastric-cancer
#10
Seiichiro Abe, Ichiro Oda, Takeyoshi Minagawa, Masau Sekiguchi, Satoru Nonaka, Haruhisa Suzuki, Shigetaka Yoshinaga, Amit Bhatt, Yutaka Saito
This review article summarizes knowledge about metachronous gastric cancer (MGC) occurring after curative endoscopic resection (ER) of early gastric cancer (EGC), treatment outcomes of patients who developed MGC, and efficacy of Helicobacter pylori eradication to prevent MGC. The incidence of MGC following curative ER increases over time and is higher than in patients undergoing gastrectomy. Increasing age and multifocal EGC are independent risk factors for developing MGC. An MGC following curative ER is usually a small (<20 mm) and differentiated intramucosal cancer...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920178/impact-of-splenic-volume-and-splenectomy-on-prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-within-milan-criteria-after-curative-hepatectomy
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Kazuki Takeishi, Hirofumi Kawanaka, Shinji Itoh, Norifumi Harimoto, Toru Ikegami, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Ken Shirabe, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal hypertension (PH) is very poor. Splenomegaly is considered important evidence of PH. Our aim was to clarify the prognostic value of splenic volume (SV) and the effect of splenectomy on the prognosis of HCC within the Milan criteria after curative hepatectomy. METHODS: In this single-center retrospective study, we reviewed 160 patients with HCC that met the Milan criteria, including 138 who had undergone hepatectomy and 22 who had undergone hepatectomy and splenectomy between July 2004 and December 2010...
September 18, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920142/acupuncture-for-reduction-of-symptom-burden-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-undergoing-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Gary Deng, Sergio Giralt, David J Chung, Heather Landau, Jonathan Siman, Benjamin Search, Marci Coleton, Emily Vertosick, Nathan Shapiro, Christine Chien, Xin S Wang, Barrie Cassileth, Jun J Mao
PURPOSE: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) is potentially curative for a number of hematologic malignancies, but is associated with high symptom burden. We conducted a randomized sham-controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate efficacy and safety of acupuncture as an integrative treatment for managing common symptoms during HCT. METHODS: Adult patients with multiple myeloma undergoing high-dose melphalan followed by autologous HCT (AHCT) were randomized to receive either true or sham acupuncture once daily for 5 days starting the day after chemotherapy...
September 17, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919993/tumor-necrosis-and-infiltrating-macrophages-predict-survival-after-curative-resection-for-cholangiocarcinoma
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Georgi Atanasov, Corinna Dietel, Linda Feldbrügge, Christian Benzing, Felix Krenzien, Andreas Brandl, Elli Mann, Julianna Paulina Englisch, Katrin Schierle, Simon C Robson, Katrin Splith, Mehmet Haluk Morgul, Anja Reutzel-Selke, Sven Jonas, Andreas Pascher, Marcus Bahra, Johann Pratschke, Moritz Schmelzle
Background. Tumor necrosis as well as tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in the tumor invasive front (TIF) have been suggested to have a prognostic value in selected solid tumors, inclusive hilar cholangiocarcinoma. However, little is known regarding their influence on tumor progression and prognosis in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCC). Methods. We analyzed surgically resected tumor specimens of human iCC (n = 88) for distribution and localization of TAMs, as defined by expression of CD68, formation of necrosis and extent of peritumoral fibrosis...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919778/improvement-of-survival-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-over-time
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Wenjie Xia, Xinnian Yu, Qixing Mao, Wenying Xia, Anpeng Wang, Gaochao Dong, Bing Chen, Weidong Ma, Lin Xu, Feng Jiang
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the main histological subtype of lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death. It is unclear whether the improved survival seen at high-volume centers applies to the general population and, more importantly, whether the improvement in lung cancer survival was just a consequence of improved screening work. Data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry was used to identify 405,580 patients with NSCLC diagnosed from 1988 to 2008. The patients were divided into four groups according to the year of diagnosis...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919004/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-lung-cancer-patients-with-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias
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Yuichiro Tsurugai, Atsuya Takeda, Naoko Sanuki, Tatsuji Enomoto, Takeshi Kaneko, Yu Hara, Tomikazu Mizuno, Noriyuki Saeki, Yousuke Aoki, Yohei Oku, Takeshi Akiba, Etsuo Kunieda
PURPOSE: To compare toxicity and survival after stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) between lung cancer patients with or without idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs), and to investigate the potential value of SBRT for the patients. METHODS: Among lung cancer patients receiving SBRT between 2005 and 2016, we evaluated those treated with a total dose of 40-60Gy in five fractions with curative intent who either were staged as cT1-4N0M0 or experienced postoperative isolated local recurrence...
September 14, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918849/are-we-catching-women-in-the-safety-net-colorectal-cancer-outcomes-by-gender-at-a-safety-net-hospital
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Alison R Althans, Justin T Brady, Deborah S Keller, Sharon L Stein, Scott R Steele, Melissa Times
BACKGROUND: Our goal was to evaluate presentation and outcomes for colorectal cancer across gender in a safety net hospital (SNH). METHODS: An institutional Tumor Registry was reviewed for colorectal cancer resections 12/2009-2/2016. Patients were stratified into male and female cohorts. The main outcome measures were stage at presentation and oncologic outcomes across gender. RESULTS: 170 women (48.6%) and 180 men (51.4%) were evaluated; 129 (84...
October 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918703/a-randomized-multicenter-clinical-trial-of-rph-with-the-simplified-milligan-morgan-hemorrhoidectomy-in-the-treatment-of-mixed-hemorrhoids
#17
Yong-Heng He, Zhi-Jun Tang, Xiang-Tong Xu, De-Quan Huang, Li-Shun Zhang, Qing-Zhu Tang, Zhi-Min Fan, Xian-Jun Zou, Guo-Jun Zou, Chong-Yang Zhang, Fan Hu, Biao Xie, Yan-Hua Li, Yao Tong, Hong-Chang Liu, Ke Li, Yu-Lian Luo, Fei Liu, Guang-Wei Situ, Zuo-Long Liu
PURPOSE: To explore the safety and efficacy of Ruiyun procedure for hemorrhoids (RPH) or RPH with the simplified Milligan-Morgan hemorrhoidectomy (sMMH) in the treatment of mixed hemorrhoids. METHODS: This is a randomized, controlled, balanced, multicenter study of 3000 patients with mixed hemorrhoids. The outcomes and postoperative complications were compared between 5 types of surgeries. RESULTS: The efficacy rate was the highest in patients who received RPH+sMMH and decreased in the following order: patients who received RPH alone, MMH alone, procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH) alone, and PPH+sMMH ( P < ...
September 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918402/rare-case-of-primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-sigmoid-mesocolon
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Aizat Sabri Ilias, Huzairi Yaacob, Wan Zainira Wan Zain, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria
We experienced a rare case of primary leiomyosarcoma of sigmoid mesentery. A 45-year-old woman was presented to us with left iliac fossa mass and discomfort for 4-month duration. CT scan of abdomen and pelvis revealed a huge mass 14 cm×14 cm×16 cm occupying left iliac fossa mimicked having a large left ovarian carcinoma. She was subsequently planned for elective total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy by gynaecology team. During laparotomy, a huge mass was revealed arising from sigmoid mesentery invaded to the left lower ureter...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918193/psychedelic-pleasures-an-affective-understanding-of-the-joys-of-tripping
#19
Frederik Bøhling
BACKGROUND: This paper considers the pleasures of psychedelic drugs and proposes a Deleuzian understanding of drugged pleasures as affects. In spite of a large body of work on psychedelics, not least on their therapeutic potentials, the literature is almost completely devoid of discussions of the recreational practices and pleasures of entheogenic drugs. Yet, most people do not use psychedelics because of their curative powers, but because they are fun and enjoyable ways to alter the experience of reality...
September 13, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918185/isolated-limb-perfusion-for-locally-advanced-angiosarcoma-in-extremities-a-multi-centre-study
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E A Huis In 't Veld, D J Grünhagen, C Verhoef, H G Smith, A C J van Akkooi, R Jones, F van Coevorden, A J Hayes, W J van Houdt
BACKGROUND: Angiosarcomas are rare and aggressive soft-tissue sarcomas. The only potential curative treatment is complete surgical excision. This study reports the outcome of isolated limb perfusion (ILP) with high-dose melphalan and tumour necrosis factor α for locally advanced angiosarcoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients who underwent an ILP for angiosarcomas between 1991 and 2016 in three tertiary referral centres were identified from prospectively maintained databases...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
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