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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138840/low-dosage-of-arsenic-trioxide-inhibits-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-hepatoblastoma-without-cell-apoptosis
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Feng Zhang, Chun-Mei Zhang, Shu Li, Kun-Kun Wang, Bin-Bin Guo, Yao Fu, Lu-Yang Liu, Yu Zhang, Hai-Yu Jiang, Chang-Jun Wu
Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common type of pediatric liver malignancy, which predominantly occurs in young children (aged <5 years), and continues to be a therapeutic challenge in terms of metastasis and drug resistance. As a new pattern of tumor blood supply, vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a channel structure lined by tumor cells rather than endothelial cells, which contribute to angiogenesis. VM occurs in a variety of solid tumor types, including liver cancer, such as hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effect of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) on VM...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992290/invasive-fungal-disease-in-pediatric-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
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Shikha Saxena, Jerica Gee, Sarah Klieger, Adriana Kajon, Hans Petersen, Theoklis Zaoutis, Brian Fisher
Background: Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are at risk for invasive fungal disease (IFD). Data on IFD burden in pediatric patients are limited. We aimed to determine the incidence and outcome of IFD in a large cohort of pediatric patients who underwent SOT. Methods: A single-center cohort of pediatric patients who underwent SOT between 2000 and 2013 was assembled retrospectively. The patients were followed for 180 days after transplant or until death to determine the presence or absence of IFD...
June 15, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975836/surgical-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Daniel Zamora-Valdes, Timucin Taner, David M Nagorney
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major cause of cancer-related death worldwide. In select patients, surgical treatment in the form of either resection or transplantation offers a curative option. The aims of this review are to (1) review the current American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases/European Association for the Study of the Liver guidelines on the surgical management of HCC and (2) review the proposed changes to these guidelines and analyze the strength of evidence underlying these proposals...
July 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923827/mutant-ctnnb1-and-histological-heterogeneity-define-metabolic-subtypes-of-hepatoblastoma
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Stefania Crippa, Pierre-Benoit Ancey, Jessica Vazquez, Paolo Angelino, Anne-Laure Rougemont, Catherine Guettier, Vincent Zoete, Mauro Delorenzi, Olivier Michielin, Etienne Meylan
Hepatoblastoma is the most common malignant pediatric liver cancer. Histological evaluation of tumor biopsies is used to distinguish among the different subtypes of hepatoblastoma, with fetal and embryonal representing the two main epithelial components. With frequent CTNNB1 mutations, hepatoblastoma is a Wnt/β-catenin-driven malignancy. Considering that Wnt activation has been associated with tumor metabolic reprogramming, we characterized the metabolic profile of cells from hepatoblastoma and compared it to cells from hepatocellular carcinoma...
November 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834194/pediatric-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-cancer-and-rare-liver-malignancies-us-multi-and-single-center-experience-1981-2015
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Rohan Vinayak, Ruy J Cruz, Sarangarajan Ranganathan, Ravi Mohanka, George Mazariegos, Kyle Soltys, Geoff Bond, Sameh Tadros, Abhinav Humar, J Wallis Marsh, Robert R Selby, Jorge Reyes, Kimberly Haberman, Rakesh Sindhi
Pediatric liver transplantation (LTx) is increasingly performed for rare unresectable liver malignancies other than hepatoblastoma (HBL). PURPOSE: We performed a retrospective review of outcomes after LTx for malignancy in the multi-center US Scientific Registry for Transplant Recipients (SRTR, n=677, 1987-2015). We then reviewed the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP, n=74, 1981-2014) experience focusing on LTx for unresectable hepatocellular cancer (HCC), non-HBL embryonal tumors (EMB) and metastatic liver tumors (METS)...
August 17, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656118/pediatric-ovarian-growing-teratoma-syndrome
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Rebecca M Rentea, Aaron Varghese, Atif Ahmed, Alexander Kats, Michelle Manalang, Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, Richard J Hendrickson
Ovarian immature teratoma is a germ cell tumor that comprises less than 1% of ovarian cancers and is treated with surgical debulking and chemotherapy depending on stage. Growing teratoma syndrome (GTS) is the phenomenon of the growth of mature teratoma elements with normal tumor markers during or following chemotherapy for treatment of a malignant germ cell tumor. These tumors are associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to invasive and compressive growth as well as potential for malignant transformation...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651636/adult-cancer-related-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-a-challenging-diagnosis-a-case-report
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Michael A Hust, Boris R A Blechacz, Diana L Bonilla, Naval Daver, Cristhiam M Rojas-Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Adult hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a secondary immunopathologic phenomenon, mainly secondary to malignancy, infection, or autoimmune disorders. The performance of diagnostic criteria, studied in the pediatric population, is yet to be validated in the adult population. Some of the criteria include cytopenias and organomegaly that are inherent features to malignant processes, thus making the diagnosis of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis a challenge in patients with cancer...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617762/racial-disparities-and-sociodemographic-differences-in-incidence-and-survival-among-pediatric-patients-in-the-united-states-with-primary-liver-cancer-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-population-study
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Felix Nautsch, Johannes M Ludwig, Minzhi Xing, Kevin M Johnson, Hyun S Kim
BACKGROUND: Primary liver cancer, including Hepatoblastoma (HB) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in pediatric populations is often fatal. The outcomes are poor despite universal health care access in pediatric patients. AIM: We investigated the sociodemographic factors affecting outcomes in pediatric patients with primary liver cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a large population database study of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results cancer registry data from 1973 to 2011...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603224/proton-beam-therapy-for-pediatric-brain-tumor
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Masashi Mizumoto, Yoshiko Oshiro, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Hidehiro Kohzuki, Hideyuki Sakurai
Cancer is a major cause of childhood death, with central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms being the second most common pediatric malignancy, following hematological cancer. Treatment of pediatric CNS malignancies requires multimodal treatment using a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, and advances in these treatments have given favorable results and longer survival. However, treatment-related toxicities have also occurred, particularly for radiotherapy, after which secondary cancer, reduced function of irradiated organs, and retarded growth are significant problems...
July 15, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559429/rna-binding-protein-cugbp1-inhibits-liver-cancer-in-a-phosphorylation-dependent-manner
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Kyle Lewis, Leila Valanejad, Ashley Cast, Mary Wright, Christina Wei, Polina Iakova, Lauren Stock, Rebekah Karns, Lubov Timchenko, Nikolai Timchenko
Despite intensive investigations, mechanisms of liver cancer are not known. Here, we identified an important step of liver cancer, which is the neutralization of tumor suppressor activities of an RNA binding protein, CUGBP1. The translational activity of CUGBP1 is activated by dephosphorylation at Ser302. We generated CUGBP1-S302A knock-in mice and found that the reduction of translational activity of CUGBP1 causes development of a fatty liver phenotype in young S302A mice. Examination of liver cancer in diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-treated CUGBP1-S302A mice showed these mice develop much more severe liver cancer that is associated with elimination of the mutant CUGBP1...
August 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557749/cancer-risk-after-pediatric-solid-organ-transplantation
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Elizabeth L Yanik, Jodi M Smith, Meredith S Shiels, Christina A Clarke, Charles F Lynch, Amy R Kahn, Lori Koch, Karen S Pawlish, Eric A Engels
BACKGROUND: The effects of pediatric solid organ transplantation on cancer risk may differ from those observed in adult recipients. We described cancers in pediatric recipients and compared incidence to the general population. METHODS: The US transplant registry was linked to 16 cancer registries to identify cancer diagnoses among recipients <18 years old at transplant. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) were estimated by dividing observed cancer counts among recipients by expected counts based on the general population rates...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535186/fxr-gankyrin-axis-is-involved-in-development-of-pediatric-liver-cancer
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Leila Valanejad, Kyle Lewis, Mary Wright, Yanjun Jiang, Amber D'Souza, Rebekah Karns, Rachel Sheridan, Anita Gupta, Kevin Bove, David Witte, James Geller, Gregory Tiao, David L Nelson, Lubov Timchenko, Nikolai Timchenko
The development of hepatoblastoma (HBL) is associated with failure of hepatic stem cells (HSC) to differentiate into hepatocytes. Despite intensive investigations, mechanisms of the failure of HSC to differentiate are not known. We found that oncogene Gankyrin (Gank) is involved in the inhibition of differentiation of HSC via triggering degradation of tumor suppressor proteins (TSPs) Rb, p53, C/EBPα and HNF4α. Our data show that the activation of a repressor of Gank, farnesoid X receptor, FXR, after initiation of liver cancer by Diethylnitrosamine (DEN) prevents the development of liver cancer by inhibiting Gank and rescuing tumor suppressor proteins...
July 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494529/nash-therapy-omega-3-supplementation-vitamin-e-insulin-sensitizers-and-statin-drugs
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REVIEW
Stephen Caldwell
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the more aggressive form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NASH can progress to hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, portal hypertension and primary liver cancer. Therapy is evolving with a substantial number of trials of promising new agents now in progress. In this article however, we will examine data for several older forms of therapy which have been fairly extensively studied over the years: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA) supplements, vitamin E, insulin sensitizing agents with a focus on pioglitazone and statin agents...
June 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459463/mycn-induces-neuroblastoma-in-primary-neural-crest-cells
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R R Olsen, J H Otero, J García-López, K Wallace, D Finkelstein, J E Rehg, Z Yin, Y-D Wang, K W Freeman
Neuroblastoma (NBL) is an embryonal cancer of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which causes 15% of pediatric cancer deaths. High-risk NBL is characterized by N-Myc amplification and segmental chromosomal gains and losses. Owing to limited disease models, the etiology of NBL is largely unknown, including both the cell of origin and the majority of oncogenic drivers. We have established a novel system for studying NBL based on the transformation of neural crest cells (NCCs), the progenitor cells of the SNS, isolated from mouse embryonic day 9...
August 31, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455541/review-of-management-and-morbidity-of-pediatric-craniopharyngioma-patients-in-a-low-middle-income-country-a-12-year-experience
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Nisreen Amayiri, Maisa Swaidan, Yocoub Yousef, Hadeel Halalsheh, Ramiz Abu-Hijlih, Sima Kalaldeh, Maha Barbar, Maher Elayyan, Nesreen Faqih, Maysa Al-Hussaini, Mustafa Mehyar, Ute Bartels, James Drake, Awni Musharbash, Eric Bouffet
BACKGROUND: Management of craniopharyngioma in children is challenging, and their quality of life can be significantly affected. Series describing this from low-middle income countries (LMIC) are few. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study provides a retrospective chart review of pediatric patients <18 years old, diagnosed with craniopharyngioma between 2003 and 2014, and treated at King Hussein Cancer Center, Jordan. RESULTS: Twenty-four patients (12 males) were identified...
June 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454262/aberrant-klk4-gene-promoter-hypomethylation-in-pediatric-hepatoblastomas
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Baihui Liu, Ximao Cui, Shan Zheng, Kuiran Dong, Rui Dong
DNA methylation has a crucial role in cancer biology and has been recognized as an activator of oncogenes and inactivator of tumor suppressor genes, both of which are mechanisms for tumorigenesis. Kallikrein-related peptidase 4 (KLK4), has been suggested to be an oncogene in various types of cancer. The aim of the present study was to assess the DNA methylation patterns of the KLK4 gene in cancerous samples harvested from patients with hepatoblastoma (HB). KLK4 mRNA expression levels were detected using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and assessed its DNA methylation patterns using high-throughput mass spectrometry on a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass array...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351519/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-the-evaluation-of-blunt-pediatric-abdominal-trauma
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Lindsey B Armstrong, David P Mooney, Harriet Paltiel, Carol Barnewolt, Beatrice Dionigi, Mary Arbuthnot, Chinwendu Onwubiko, Susan A Connolly, Delma Y Jarrett, Jill M Zalieckas
INTRODUCTION: Blunt abdominal trauma is a common problem in children. Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard for imaging in pediatric blunt abdominal trauma, however up to 50% of CTs are normal and CT carries a risk of radiation-induced cancer. Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) may allow accurate detection of abdominal organ injuries while eliminating exposure to ionizing radiation. METHODS: Children aged 7-18years with a CT-diagnosed abdominal solid organ injury underwent grayscale/power Doppler ultrasound (conventional US) and CEUS within 48h of injury...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349834/downregulation-of-transcription-factor-gata4-sensitizes-human-hepatoblastoma-cells-to-doxorubicin-induced-apoptosis
#18
Tea Soini, Marjut Pihlajoki, Antti Kyrönlahti, Leif C Andersson, David B Wilson, Markku Heikinheimo
Hepatoblastoma, the most common type of pediatric liver cancer, is treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. An essential drug in the treatment of hepatoblastoma is doxorubicin, which in high doses is cardiotoxic. This adverse effect is due to downregulation of cardiac expression of transcription factor GATA4, leading in turn to diminished levels of anti-apoptotic BCL2 (B-cell lymphoma 2) protein family members. GATA4 is also expressed in early fetal liver, but absent from normal postnatal hepatocytes...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333140/metabolic-and-molecular-insights-into-an-essential-role-of-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase
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Li Q Zhang, Leon Van Haandel, Min Xiong, Peixin Huang, Daniel P Heruth, Charlie Bi, Roger Gaedigk, Xun Jiang, Ding-You Li, Gerald Wyckoff, Dmitry N Grigoryev, Li Gao, Linheng Li, Min Wu, J Steven Leeder, Shui Qing Ye
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) is a pleiotropic protein implicated in the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome, aging, cancer, coronary heart diseases, diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, and sepsis. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of NAMPT in these physiological and pathological processes are not fully understood. Here, we provide experimental evidence that a Nampt gene homozygous knockout (Nampt(-/-)) resulted in lethality at an early stage of mouse embryonic development and death within 5-10 days in adult mice accompanied by a 25...
March 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302000/expanded-criteria-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-liver-transplant
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Mehmet Haberal, Aydıncan Akdur, Gökhan Moray, Gülnaz Arslan, Figen Özçay, Haldun Selçuk, Handan Özdemir
OBJECTIVES: Hepatocellular carcinoma is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and is the third highest cause of malignancy-related death. Because of its typically late diagnosis, median survival is approximately 6 to 20 months, with 5-year survival of < 12%. Hepatocellular carcinoma typically arises in the background of cirrhosis, with liver transplant regarded as the optimal therapy for selected patients. Initially, orthotopic liver transplant was limited to patients with extensive unresectable tumors, resulting in uniformly dismal outcomes due to high tumor recurrence rates...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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