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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454457/detection-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-a-size-based-platform
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Chung-Hee Sonn, Jong Ho Cho, Jae-Won Kim, Moon Sung Kang, Jinseon Lee, Jhingook Kim
The detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is limited by the rarity of these cells in the peripheral blood of patients with cancer. Understanding tumor biology may be useful in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for patients with lung cancer. The present study evaluated a novel size-based filtration platform for enriching CTCs from patients with lung cancer. Blood samples were obtained from 82 patients with lung cancer for CTC analysis. CTC enrichment by size-based filtration was performed on 5-ml blood samples...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454384/new-applications-of-the-acridine-orange-fluorescence-staining-method-screening-for-circulating-tumor-cells
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Min Liu, Ruizhe Li, Yang Tang, Jiwu Chang, Rong Han, Shumin Zhang, Ning Jiang, Fuling Ma
The aim of the present study was to explore use of the acridine orange fluorescence (AO-F) staining method for screening of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients. The AO-F positive staining rate of live and dead tumor cells was calculated. The positive staining rate in the live group was 93.4±3.0%, while the dead group failed to emit specific fluorescence. A known number of tumor cells were added to peripheral blood, and the detection sensitivity of the four groups (50, 100, 200 and 500 cells/tube) was 10...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448959/detection-of-circulating-tumor-cells-and-circulating-tumor-microemboli-in-gastric-cancer
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Xiumei Zheng, Li Fan, Pengfei Zhou, Hong Ma, Shaoyi Huang, Dandan Yu, Lei Zhao, Shengli Yang, Jun Liu, Ai Huang, Congli Cai, Xiaomeng Dai, Tao Zhang
PURPOSE: Gastric cancer studies indicated a potential correlation between circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in peripheral blood and tumor relapse/metastasis. The prevalence and significance of circulating tumor microemboli (CTM) in gastric cancer remain unknown. We investigated the prevalence and prognostic value of CTCs and CTM for progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in gastric cancer patients. METHODS: Eighty-one gastric cancer patients consented to provide 5ml of peripheral blood before systematic therapy...
April 24, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448765/digital-assays-part-i-partitioning-statistics-and-digital-pcr
#4
Amar S Basu
A digital assay is one in which the sample is partitioned into many small containers such that each partition contains a discrete number of biological entities (0, 1, 2, 3, …). A powerful technique in the biologist's toolkit, digital assays bring a new level of precision in quantifying nucleic acids, measuring proteins and their enzymatic activity, and probing single-cell genotypes and phenotypes. Part I of this review begins with the benefits and Poisson statistics of partitioning, including sources of error...
April 1, 2017: SLAS Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448269/circulating-cell-free-micrornas-as-clinical-cancer-biomarkers
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REVIEW
Virginie Armand-Labit, Anne Pradines
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding small RNAs that are master regulators of genic expression and consequently of many cellular processes. But their expression is often deregulated in human tumors leading to cancer development. Recently miRNAs were discovered in body fluids (serum, plasma and others) and their levels have often been reported to be altered in patients. Circulating miRNAs became one of the most promising biomarkers in oncology for early diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic response prediction. Here we describe the origins and roles of miRNAs, and summarize the most recent studies focusing on their usefulness as cancer biomarkers in lung, breast, colon, prostate, ovary cancers and melanoma...
April 27, 2017: Biomolecular Concepts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448116/quantitative-examination-of-the-active-targeting-effect%C3%AF-the-key-factor-for-maximal-tumor-accumulation-and-retention-of-short-circulated-biopolymeric-nanocarriers
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Jianquan Wang, Gee Young Lee, Qian Lu, Xianghong Peng, Jiangxiao Wu, Siyuan Wu, Brad A Kairdolf, Shuming Nie, Yiqing Wang, Lucas A Lane
Targeted and non-targeted biopolymeric nanoparticles with identical hydrodynamic sizes and surface charges were quantitatively examined in terms of the pharmacokinetic and biodistribution differences in detail. In adding cancer cell targeting folate molecules to the surface of the heparin nanocarriers, the amount of drug delivered to the tumor is doubled and tumor growth inhibition is significantly enhanced. The folate-targeted heparin particles offered similar therapeutic potentials compared to their synthetic long-circulating analogues, thus presenting a viable alternative for drug delivery vehicle construction using biological polymers which are easier for the body to eliminate...
April 27, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447972/wild-type-blocking-pcr-combined-with-direct-sequencing-as-a-highly-sensitive-method-for-detection-of-low-frequency-somatic-mutations
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Adam Z Albitar, Wanlong Ma, Maher Albitar
Accurate detection and identification of low frequency mutations can be problematic when assessing residual disease after therapy, screening for emerging resistance mutations during therapy, or when patients have few circulating tumor cells. Wild-type blocking PCR followed by sequencing analysis offers high sensitivity, flexibility, and simplicity as a methodology for detecting these low frequency mutations. By adding a custom designed locked nucleic acid oligonucleotide to a new or previously established conventional PCR based sequencing assay, sensitivities of approximately 1 mutant allele in a background of 1,000 WT alleles can be achieved (1:1,000)...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447920/prolonged-circulation-and-increased-tumor-accumulation-of-liposomal-vincristine-in-a-mouse-model-of-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Maurizio Roveri, Alice Pfohl, Patricia Jaaks, Nagjie Alijaj, Jean-Christophe Leroux, Paola Luciani, Michele Bernasconi
AIM: Our goal was to improve vincristine (VCR) based rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) therapy by encapsulating the drug into liposomes. A targeting strategy was attempted to enhance tumor accumulation. MATERIALS & METHODS: VCR was loaded in control and peptide-decorated liposomes via an active method. The interaction of an RMS-specific peptide with the presumed target furin and the cellular uptake of both liposomal groups were studied in vitro. Pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of VCR-containing liposomes were assessed in an RMS xenograft mouse model...
April 27, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446981/role-of-cxc-group-chemokines-in-lung-cancer-development-and-progression
#9
Artjoms Spaks
BACKGROUND: Clinical and translational research on lung cancer patients undergoing surgical treatment can provide valuable scientific data and unique opportunity to study tumor microenvironment. CXC chemokines, which are members of a big family of cytokines, are undoubtedly involved in tumor growth regulation and metastasizing pathways. For better understanding of CXC chemokine involvement in the process of carcinogenesis we have studied the cohort of early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients undergoing surgery with curative intent...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446544/cellular-expression-of-pd-l1-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-lung-cancer-patients-is-associated-with-worse-survival
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Daniel J Boffa, Ryon P Graf, Michelle C Salazar, Jessica Hoag, David Lu, Rachel Krupa, Jessica Louw, Lyndsey Dugan, Yipeng Wang, Mark Landers, Mahipal Suraneni, Stephanie B Greene, Samir Makani, Marisa Magaña, Lyudmila Bazhenova, Ryan V Dittamore, Jorge Nieva
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer treatment has become increasingly dependent upon invasive biopsies to profile tumors for personalized therapy. Recently, tumor expression of PD-L1 has gained interest as a potential predictor of response to immunotherapy. Circulating biomarkers present an opportunity for tumor profiling without the risks of invasive procedures. We characterized PD-L1 expression within populations of nucleated cells in the peripheral blood of lung cancer patients in hopes of expanding the role of liquid biopsy in this setting...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446532/next-generation-sequencing-ngs-analysis-on-single-circulating-tumor-cells-ctcs-with-no-need-of-whole-genome-amplification-wga
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Raffaele Palmirotta, Domenica Lovero, Erica Silvestris, Claudia Felici, Davide Quaresmini, Paola Cafforio, Franco Silvestris
BACKGROUND: Isolation and genotyping of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is gaining an increasing interest by clinical researchers in oncology not only for investigative purposes, but also for concrete application in clinical practice in terms of diagnosis, prognosis and decision treatment with targeted therapies. For the mutational analysis of single CTCs, the most advanced biotechnology methodology currently available includes the combination of whole genome amplification (WGA) followed by next-generation sequencing (NGS)...
May 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446206/cooperation-of-neurotrophin-receptor-trkb-and-her2-in-breast-cancer-cells-facilitates-brain-metastases
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Cecilia Choy, Khairul I Ansari, Josh Neman, Sarah Hsu, Matthew J Duenas, Hubert Li, Nagarajan Vaidehi, Rahul Jandial
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary breast cancer that is positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2+) have a high risk of developing metastases in the brain. Despite gains with systemic control of Her2+ disease using molecular therapies, brain metastases remain recalcitrant to therapeutic discovery. The clinical predilection of Her2+ breast cancer cells to colonize the brain likely relies on paracrine mechanisms. The neural niche poses unique selection pressures, and neoplastic cells that utilize the brain microenvironment may have a survival advantage...
April 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445813/microfluidic-integrated-patterned-ito-immunosensor-for-rapid-detection-of-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-biomarker-in-prostate-cancer
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Rajesh Seenivasan, Chandra K Singh, Jay W Warrick, Nihal Ahmad, Sundaram Gunasekaran
An optically transparent patterned indium tin oxide (ITO) three-electrode sensor integrated with a microfluidic channel was designed for label-free immunosensing of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), a prostate cancer (PCa) biomarker, expressed on prostate tissue and circulating tumor cells but also found in serum. The sensor relies on cysteamine capped gold nanoparticles (N-AuNPs) covalently linked with anti-PSMA antibody (Ab) for target specificity. A polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic channel is used to efficiently and reproducibly introduce sample containing soluble proteins/cells to the sensor...
April 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445727/environmental-enrichment-induces-pericyte-and-iga-dependent-wound-repair-and-lifespan-extension-in-a-colon-tumor-model
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Benjamin D Bice, Megan R Stephens, Stephanie J Georges, Ashlee R Venancio, Peter C Bermant, Annika V Warncke, Kajsa E Affolter, Julio R Hidalgo, Melinda L Angus-Hill
Environmental enrichment (EE) replicates mind-body therapy by providing complex housing to laboratory animals to improve their activity levels, behavior, and social interactions. Using a Tcf4(Het/+)Apc(Min/+)-mediated model of colon tumorigenesis, we found that EE vastly improved the survival of tumor-bearing animals, with differential effect on tumor load in male compared to female animals. Analysis of Tcf4(Het/+)Apc(Min/+) males showed drastically reduced expression of circulating inflammatory cytokines and induced nuclear hormone receptor (NHR) signaling, both of which are common in the wound repair process...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445124/a-novel-triazolonaphthalimide-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-tumor-growth-by-targeting-dna-and-dna-associated-processes
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Liyan Ji, Simin Yang, Shasha Li, Shan Liu, Shunan Tang, Zhongqiu Liu, Xiangbao Meng, Siwang Yu
DNA and DNA-associated processes have been classes of the most important targets of chemotherapeutic drugs. As classic DNA intercalators and topoisomerase inhibitors, naphthalimides have been extensively investigated as potential anti-cancer drugs. We recently synthesized a novel series of triazolonaphthalimides with excellent anti-cancer activities. In the present study, one of the most potent triazolonaphthalimides, LSS-11, was investigated. LSS-11 bound to DNA in vitro and in cell mainly by minor groove binding and significantly increased the stability of DNA, which could be fundamental for the biological activities of LSS-11...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444169/androgen-receptor-regulation-of-local-growth-hormone-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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M V Recouvreux, B Wu, A C Gao, S Zonis, V Chesnokova, N Bhowmick, L W Chung, S Melmed
Prostate cancer (PCa) growth is mainly driven by androgen receptor (AR), and tumors that initially respond to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) or AR inhibition usually relapse into a more aggressive, castration resistant stage (CRPC). Circulating growth hormone (GH) has a permissive role in PCa development in animal models and in human PCa xenograft growth. As GH and GH receptor (GHR) are both expressed in PCa cells, we assessed whether prostatic GH production is linked to AR activity and whether GH contributes to the castration resistant phenotype...
April 21, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442393/progesterone-receptors-pr-mediate-stat-actions-pr-and-prolactin-receptor-signaling-crosstalk-in-breast-cancer-models
#17
Katherine A Leehy, Thu H Truong, Laura J Mauro, Carol A Lange
Estrogen is the major mitogenic stimulus of mammary gland development during puberty wherein ER signaling acts to induce abundant PR expression. PR signaling, in contrast, is the primary driver of mammary epithelial cell proliferation in adulthood. The high circulating levels of progesterone during pregnancy signal through PR, inducing expression of the prolactin receptor (PRLR). Cooperation between PR and prolactin (PRL) signaling, via regulation of downstream components in the PRL signaling pathway including JAKs and STATs, facilitates the alveolar morphogenesis observed during pregnancy...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442298/how-to-study-and-overcome-tumor-heterogeneity-with-circulating-biomarkers-the-breast-cancer-case
#18
REVIEW
Valentina Appierto, Serena Di Cosimo, Carolina Reduzzi, Valentina Pala, Vera Cappelletti, Maria Grazia Daidone
Breast cancer ranks first among female cancer-related deaths in Western countries. As the primary tumor can often be controlled by surgical resection, the survival of women with breast cancer is closely linked to the incidence of distant metastases. Molecular screening by next generation sequencing highlighted the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of solid tumors as well as the clonal evolution of cancer cells during progression and under treatment pressure. Such findings question whether an optimal assessment of disease progression and a screening for druggable mutations should be based on molecular features of primary or recurrent/metastatic lesions and therefore represent a crucial element for failure or success of personalized medicine...
April 22, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440953/immunotherapy-with-single-agent-nivolumab-for-advanced-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-uterus-results-of-a-phase-2-study
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Eytan Ben-Ami, Constance M Barysauskas, Sarah Solomon, Kadija Tahlil, Rita Malley, Melissa Hohos, Kathleen Polson, Margaret Loucks, Mariano Severgnini, Tara Patel, Amy Cunningham, Scott J Rodig, F Stephen Hodi, Jeffrey A Morgan, Priscilla Merriam, Andrew J Wagner, Geoffrey Shapiro, Suzanne George
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy has changed the therapeutic landscape in oncology. Advanced uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS) remains an incurable disease in most cases, and despite new drug approvals, improvements in overall survival have been modest at best. The goal of this study was to evaluate programmed-death 1 (PD-1) inhibition with nivolumab in this patient population. METHODS: This single-center phase 2 trial completed enrollment between May and October 2015. Patients received 3 mg/kg of intravenous nivolumab on day 1 of each 2-week cycle until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity...
April 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440449/preoperative-tim%C3%A2-3-expression-on-peripheral-nk-cells-is-correlated-with-pathologic-tnm-staging-in-colorectal-cancer
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Yang Wang, Jintang Sun, Wenjuan Gao, Bingfeng Song, Qianqian Shao, Lei Zhao, Yun Zhang, Qingjie Wang, Yun Zhang, Xun Qu
Previous research has indicated that T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 3 (Tim-3) serves an important regulatory role in lymphocytes and in several cancers. However, the association between Tim‑3 expression on various lymphocyte subsets and human colorectal cancer (CRC) has not been elucidated. The present study aimed to characterize Tim‑3 expression on peripheral lymphocytes, including cluster of differentiation CD3+CD56‑ T cells, CD3‑CD56+ natural killer (NK) cells and CD3+CD56+ natural killer T (NKT) cells, in patients with CRC...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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