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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723763/the-diagnostic-value-of-assays-for-circulating-tumor-cells-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
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Chi Sun, Wenjun Liao, Zefu Deng, Enliang Li, Qian Feng, Jun Lei, Rongfa Yuan, Shubing Zou, Yilei Mao, Jianghua Shao, Linquan Wu, Chao Zhang
PURPOSE: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are considered potential biomarkers for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Many studies have attempted to explore this role, but the results are variable. We conducted the first comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic value of CTC assay for HCC patients. Additional prognostic value was also assessed. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: All articles included in our study were assessed using QUADAS guidelines after a literature search...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723694/exosomes-a-cancer-theranostics-road-map
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Angeliki Panagiotara, Athina Markou, Evi S Lianidou, George P Patrinos, Theodora Katsila
Interindividual variability is yet to be fully characterized, and for this, optimum patient stratification and companion diagnostics are still lacking. Especially when complex disease phenotypes and/or polygenic diseases are considered, patient monitoring and disease management become rather challenging, while acquired resistance to therapy and/or toxicity events are among the unmet needs in the clinic. No doubt, biomarkers are of great importance to disease management and tailor-made theranostics. Microfluidics has gathered great attention lately, mostly due to its low-invasive nature compared to tissue biopsies...
July 20, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723641/serum-ca19-9-as-a-marker-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-first-reflux-blood-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Jia-Xing Zhao, Li-Ren Liu, Xiao-Yu Yang, Fang Liu, Zhong-Guo Zhang
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are used for metastasis surveillance in cancer patients, but low detection rates limit their use in colorectal cancer (CRC). We investigated the distribution of CTCs in peripheral and portal blood of CRC patients, and analyzed the relationship between serum tumor CEA/CA19-9 markers and CTCs blood levels. CTC levels detected in first reflux/portal vein blood were higher than in peripheral blood, and liver reduced CTCs amount. CTCs-positive patients had increased serum CEA and CA 19-9 levels, and the CEA and CA 19-9 levels correlated with the CTCs levels...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723576/an-atlas-of-human-regulatory-t-helper-like-cells-reveals-features-of-th2-like-tregs-that-support-a-tumorigenic-environment
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Leena Halim, Marco Romano, Reuben McGregor, Isabel Correa, Polychronis Pavlidis, Nathali Grageda, Sec-Julie Hoong, Muhammed Yuksel, Wayel Jassem, Rosalind F Hannen, Mark Ong, Olivia Mckinney, Bu'Hussain Hayee, Sophia N Karagiannis, Nicholas Powell, Robert I Lechler, Estefania Nova-Lamperti, Giovanna Lombardi
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a pivotal role in maintaining immunological tolerance, but they can also play a detrimental role by preventing antitumor responses. Here, we characterized T helper (Th)-like Treg subsets to further delineate their biological function and tissue distribution, focusing on their possible contribution to disease states. RNA sequencing and functional assays revealed that Th2-like Tregs displayed higher viability and autocrine interleukin-2 (IL-2)-mediated activation than other subsets...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723513/the-natural-history-and-outcome-predictors-of-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Robert J van Soest, Jason A Efstathiou, Cora N Sternberg, Bertand Tombal
CONTEXT: Biomarkers for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) are urgently needed by clinicians to facilitate treatment decisions. OBJECTIVE: To review current prognostic and predictive biomarkers in mCRPC. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We performed a nonsystematic review of the literature from 2004 to August 2016 by searching in Medline. Cross-matching references were used to search for additional articles. We reviewed clinical research and review articles written in the English language...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723342/molecular-analysis-of-circulating-free-dna-from-lung-cancer-patients-in-routine-laboratory-practice-a-cross-platform-comparison-of-three-different-molecular-methods-for-mutation-detection
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Stephan Bartels, Sascha Persing, Britta Hasemeier, Elisa Schipper, Hans Kreipe, Ulrich Lehmann
Cell-free DNA (cfDNA), which is isolated from blood plasma, represents a noninvasive source for the detection of mutations conferring resistance against epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors in non-small-cell lung cancer patients. In advanced disease stages, performing regular biopsies is often not possible because of the general health condition of the patients. Furthermore, a biopsy of a single tumor lesion or metastasis may not reflect the heterogeneous genotype of the tumor and its metastases...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723179/multifunctional-nanofibers-for-specific-purification-and-release-of-ctcs
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Zhili Wang, Na Sun, Min Liu, Yi Cao, Kewei Wang, Jine Wang, Renjun Pei
Recovering pure and viable circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood has been a challenging task for molecular characterization and functional analysis, which has attracted wide attention these days. Herein, we fabricate a thermoresponsive chitosan nanofiber substrate to effectively capture, purify, and release the target cancer cells, assisted by PNIPAAm brushes and DNA hybridization. The PNIPAAm brushes are designed to enable WBCs to detach from aptamer-PNIPAAm-chitosan-nanofiber (aptamer-P-CNFs) surfaces during the conformational transition...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722140/erythrocyte-membrane-enveloped-perfluorocarbon-as-nanoscale-artificial-red-blood-cells-to-relieve-tumor-hypoxia-and-enhance-cancer-radiotherapy
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Min Gao, Chao Liang, Xuejiao Song, Qian Chen, Qiutong Jin, Chao Wang, Zhuang Liu
Hypoxia, a common feature within many types of solid tumors, is known to be closely associated with limited efficacy for cancer therapies, including radiotherapy (RT) in which oxygen is essential to promote radiation-induced cell damage. Here, an artificial nanoscale red-blood-cell system is designed by encapsulating perfluorocarbon (PFC), a commonly used artificial blood substitute, within biocompatible poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), obtaining PFC@PLGA nanoparticles, which are further coated with a red-blood-cell membrane (RBCM)...
July 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721808/molecular-tests-for-the-choice-of-cancer-therapy
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Anna P Sokolenko, Evgeny N Imyanitov
There are over a dozen of approved cancer drugs, whose administration is tailored to predictive laboratory tests. The examples include estrogen and progesterone receptor status determination for the use of endocrine therapy, HER2 assessment for the administration of HER2-targeting agents, EGFR and ALK gene testing for lung cancer treatment, BRAF analysis in melanoma, etc. While first predictive tests relied on relatively easy laboratory procedures, more recent developments require rather sophisticated assays...
July 19, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720677/synthetic-circulating-cell-free-dna-as-quality-control-materials-for-somatic-mutation-detection-in-liquid-biopsy-for-cancer
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Rui Zhang, Rongxue Peng, Ziyang Li, Peng Gao, Shiyu Jia, Xin Yang, Jiansheng Ding, Yanxi Han, Jiehong Xie, Jinming Li
BACKGROUND: Detection of somatic genomic alterations in tumor-derived cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in the plasma is challenging owing to the low concentrations of cfDNA, variable detection methods, and complex workflows. Moreover, no proper quality control materials are available currently. METHODS: We developed a set of synthetic cfDNA quality control materials (SCQCMs) containing spike-in cfDNA on the basis of micrococcal nuclease digestion carrying somatic mutations as simulated cfDNA and matched genomic DNA as genetic background to emulate paired tumor-normal samples in real clinical tests...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720217/body-mass-index-mediates-the-prognostic-significance-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-inflammatory-breast-cancer
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Oluwadamilola M Fayanju, Carolyn S Hall, Jessica Bowman Bauldry, Mandar Karhade, Lily M Valad, Henry M Kuerer, Sarah M DeSnyder, Carlos H Barcenas, Anthony Lucci
BACKGROUND: Obesity (BMI≥30) may be an etiologic and prognostic factor in inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). We examined the relationship between BMI, pathologic complete response (pCR), and circulating-tumor-cell (CTC) levels in IBC. METHODS: Cohort included IBC patients diagnosed 2005-2015 who had neoadjuvant chemotherapy during a prospective trial on CTCs and pathologic review describing pCR. Chi-square, logistic regression, and Cox proportional hazards models were used to identify clinicopathologic associations with event-free survival (EFS)...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719656/phenotypic-characterization-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ippokratis Messaritakis, Eleni Politaki, Athanasios Kotsakis, Eleftheria-Kleio Dermitzaki, Filippos Koinis, Eleni Lagoudaki, Anastasios Koutsopoulos, Galatea Kallergi, John Souglakos, Vassilis Georgoulias
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the phenotypic heterogeneity of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) based on the expression of proliferative, apoptotic and Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transmission (EMT) markers during front-line treatment in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and to evaluate their clinical relevance. METHODS: CTCs from 108 chemotherapy-naïve patients with SCLC were analyzed by double immunofluorescence staining using anti-Ki67, anti-M30, anti-Vimentin along with anti-CKs antibodies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719022/engineering-the-surface-of-smart-nanocarriers-using-a-ph-thermal-gsh-responsive-polymer-zipper-for-precise-tumor-targeting-therapy-in-vivo
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Penghui Zhang, Yan Wang, Jing Lian, Qi Shen, Chen Wang, Bohan Ma, Yuchao Zhang, Tingting Xu, Jianxin Li, Yongping Shao, Feng Xu, Jun-Jie Zhu
Nanocarrier surface chemistry plays a vital role in mediating cell internalization and enhancing delivery efficiency during in vivo chemotherapy. Inspired by the ability of proteins to alter their conformation to mediate functions, a pH-/thermal-/glutathione-responsive polymer zipper consisting of cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s and thermosensitive polymers bearing guanidinium/phosphate (Gu(+) /pY(-) ) motifs to spatiotemporally tune the surface composition of nanocarriers for precise tumor targeting and efficient drug delivery is developed...
July 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718848/label-free-high-throughput-holographic-screening-and-enumeration-of-tumor-cells-in-blood
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Dhananjay Kumar Singh, Caroline C Ahrens, Wei Li, Siva A Vanapalli
We introduce inline digital holographic microscopy (in-line DHM) as a label-free technique for detecting tumor cells in blood. The optimized DHM platform fingerprints every cell flowing through a microchannel at 10 000 cells per second, based on three features - size, maximum intensity and mean intensity. To identify tumor cells in a background of blood cells, we developed robust gating criteria using machine-learning approaches. We established classifiers from the features extracted from 100 000-cell training sets consisting of red blood cells, peripheral blood mononuclear cells and tumor cell lines...
July 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718430/liquid-biopsies-in-colorectal-cancer-monitoring-genetic-heterogeneity
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Antonios N Gargalionis, Athanasios G Papavassiliou
Dynamic changes in the colorectal cancer (CRC) signalome and tumor genetic heterogeneity underlie acquired drug resistance. Improving treatment-related decisions is facilitated by an emerging consensus in the classification of tumor subtypes as well as by real-time monitoring of predictive biomarkers in circulating tumor cells and DNA.
March 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718360/inflammatory-myopathy-in-horses-with-chronic-piroplasmosis
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Maria P Pasolini, Teresa B Pagano, Alessandro Costagliola, Davide De Biase, Barbara Lamagna, Luigi Auletta, Gerardo Fatone, Michele Greco, Pierpaolo Coluccia, Veneziano Veneziano, Claudio Pirozzi, Giuseppina Mattace Raso, Pasquale Santoro, Giuseppe Manna, Serenella Papparella, Orlando Paciello
Horses affected by chronic piroplasmosis may develop poor performance and muscle atrophy. Here we investigate the pathological and immunopathological aspects of myopathy occurring in chronic equine piroplasmosis. The study included 16 horses serologically positive for equine piroplasms presenting with clinical signs and supporting serum biochemical evidence of a myopathy. Skeletal muscle was evaluated by histopathology, immunohistochemistry, indirect immunofluorescence, and molecular detection of piroplasms and inflammatory cytokines in skeletal muscle...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717337/effect-of-surface-modification-on-the-in-vitro-protein-adsorption-and-cell-cytotoxicity-of-vinorelbine-nanoparticles
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Nandhakumar Sathyamoorthy, Dhanaraju Dasaratha Magharla, Sundar Devendaran Vankayalu
CONTEXT: Nanocarriers possessing long-circulating abilities could take advantage of the pathophysiology of tumor vasculature to achieve spatial placement. To attain such qualities, the drug carriers should possess suitable physicochemical properties such as size and surface hydrophilicity. AIM: The aim of this study was to prepare poly(ε-caprolactone) nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with vinorelbine bitartrate (VB) and to modify its steric properties using polyethylene glycol and poloxamer...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716896/poor-prognosis-indicated-by-venous-circulating-tumor-cell-clusters-in-early-stage-lung-cancers
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Vasudha Murlidhar, Rishindra M Reddy, Shamileh Fouladdel, Lili Zhao, Martin K Ishikawa, Svetlana Grabauskiene, Zhuo Zhang, Jules Lin, Andrew C Chang, Philip W Carrott, William R Lynch, Mark B Orringer, Chandan Kumar-Sinha, Nallasivam Palanisamy, David G Beer, Max S Wicha, Nithya Ramnath, Ebrahim Azizi, Sunitha Nagrath
Early detection of metastasis can be aided by circulating tumor cells (CTCs), which also show potential to predict early relapse. Due to the limited CTC numbers in peripheral blood in early stages, we investigated CTCs in pulmonary vein blood accessed during surgical resection of tumors. Pulmonary vein (PV) and peripheral vein (Pe) blood specimens from patients with lung cancer were drawn during the perioperative period and assessed for CTC burden using a microfluidic device. From 108 blood samples analyzed from 36 patients, PV had significantly higher number of CTCs compared to pre-operative Pe (p<0...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716751/rehmannia-glutinosa-polysaccharide-induced-an-anti-cancer-effect-by-activating-natural-killer-cells
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Li Xu, Wei Zhang, Ling Zeng, Jun-O Jin
Rehmannia glutinosa polysaccharide (RGP) has exhibited an immune stimulatory effect, such as dendritic cell activation, but it has not been studied in terms of the activation capacity of natural killer (NK) cells in mice in vivo. In this study, we examined the effect of RGP on the proliferation and activation of NK cells in the spleen, mesenteric lymph node (mLN), and blood in vivo and compared that function with that of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide. The administration of RGP to C57BL/6 mice induced the increase in circulating blood NK cell numbers and in the proliferation of NK cells in the spleen, mLN, and blood...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715646/l-form-bacteria-cohabitants-in-human-blood-significance-for-health-and-diseases
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Nadya D Markova
From a historical perspective, intriguing assumptions about unknown "live units" in human blood have attracted the attention of researchers, reflecting their desire to define a new class of microorganisms. Thus, the concept of "blood microbiota" brings about many questions about the nature, origin, and biological significance of the "unusual microbial cohabitants" in human blood. In contrast to current views that bloodstream in healthy humans is sterile, the hypothesis about the existence of microbes as L-forms (cell wall deficient bacteria) in human blood has evolved on the basis of known facts about their unique biology, as observed in our studies and those of other authors...
May 2017: Discovery Medicine
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