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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742703/organ-preservation-in-ct2n0-rectal-cancer-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-the-impact-of-radiation-therapy-dose-escalation-and-consolidation-chemotherapy
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Angelita Habr-Gama, Guilherme Pagin São Julião, Bruna Borba Vailati, Jorge Sabbaga, Patricia Bailão Aguilar, Laura Melina Fernandez, Sergio Eduardo Alonso Araújo, Rodrigo Oliva Perez
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the difference in organ-preservation rates and avoidance of definitive surgery among cT2N0 rectal cancer patients undergoing 2 different chemoradiation (CRT) regimens. BACKGROUND: Patients with cT2N0 rectal cancer are more likely to develop complete response to neoadjuvant CRT. Organ preservation has been considered an alternative treatment strategy for selected patients. Radiation dose-escalation and consolidation chemotherapy have been associated with increased rates of response and may improve chances of organ preservation among these patients...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736159/a-novel-ccr-2-tlr-2-triggered-signaling-in-murine-peritoneal-macrophages-intensifies-bacterial-staphylococcus-aureus-killing-by-reactive-oxygen-species-through-tnf-r1
#2
Ajeya Nandi, Biswadev Bishayi
Macrophages are remarkably versatile in their ability to recognize and respond to a wide range of stimuli by expressing a variety of surface and intracellular receptors and triggering multiple signal transduction pathways. The onset of microbial infection is primarily determined by the initial contacts made by the microbes with the host macrophages. Although there prevail a relationship between the chemokine receptor and Toll like receptors during disease, particularly TLR-2 and CCR-2 signaling interdependence on each other has not been yet investigated during acute staphylococcal infection...
July 20, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732768/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-four-fish-specific-cc-chemokine-receptors-ccr4la-ccr4lc1-ccr4lc2-and-ccr11-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
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Zhitao Qi, Jason W Holland, Yousheng Jiang, Christopher J Secombes, Pin Nie, Tiehui Wang
The chemokine and chemokine receptor networks regulate leukocyte trafficking, inflammation, immune cell differentiation, cancer and other biological processes. Comparative immunological studies have revealed that both chemokines and their receptors have expanded greatly in a species/lineage specific way. Of the 10 human CC chemokine receptors (CCR1-10) that bind CC chemokines, orthologues only to CCR6, 7, 9 and 10 are present in teleost fish. In this study, four fish-specific CCRs, termed as CCR4La, CCR4Lc1, CCR4Lc2 and CCR11, with a close link to human CCR1-5 and 8, in terms of amino acid homology and syntenic conservation, have been identified and characterized in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)...
July 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727668/comprehensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-secondary-prevention-after-transient-ischemic-attack-or-mild-stroke-psychological-profile-and-outcomes
#4
Peter L Prior, Vladimir Hachinski, Richard Chan, Karen Unsworth, Sharon Mytka, Michael Harnadek, Christina OʼCallaghan, Neville Suskin
PURPOSE: Having previously reported that comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CCR) is effective for secondary prevention post-transient ischemic attack (TIA)/mild nondisabling stroke (MNDS), we present psychometric findings for the same sample that elucidate subacute TIA/MNDS psychological outcomes and test whether CCR would be independently associated with psychological improvements. METHODS: In this prospective cohort trial patients with ≥1 risk factor, recruited from a stroke prevention clinic within 12 months (mean = 11...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723412/identification-of-a-viroid-like-rna-in-a-lychee-transcriptome-shotgun-assembly
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Jihong Jiang, Zhixiang Zhang, Bing Hu, Guibing Hu, Hongqing Wang, Chantal Faure, Armelle Marais, Thierry Candresse, Shifang Li
In the course of a systematic screen of plant transcriptomic data, the sequence of a novel viroid-like RNA was identified in four contigs in a recent Transcriptome Shotgun Assembly (TSA) from lychee in China. Portions of this sequence are closely related to the central conserved region (CCR) and terminal conserved region (TCR) present in members of the genus Apscaviroid, sequences that are important criteria for viroid classification. RT-PCR with two divergent adjacent primers amplified the full 304 nucleotide sequence of this viroid-like RNA which can be folded into the rod-like secondary structure that is a typical feature of viroids in the family Pospiviroidae...
July 16, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721893/multicenter-phase-2-study-of-peri-irradiation-chemotherapy-plus-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-with-concurrent-weekly-docetaxel-for-inoperable-or-medically-unresectable-nonmetastatic-gastric-cancer
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Yong Liu, Guoqi Zhao, Yi Xu, Xia He, Xiaodong Li, Hui Chen, Qin Wu, Shengyu Yao, Ge Yan, Tingfeng Chen
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy and feasibility of concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) plus preradiation and postradiation chemotherapy for patients with nonmetastatic gastric carcinoma who do not undergo surgery. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with inoperable (due to medical comorbid conditions or patient's refusal to undergo surgery) or unresectable gastric cancer received up to 2 21-day cycles of preradiation and postradiation chemotherapy (docetaxel 37...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716418/wheat-rop-proteins-modulate-defense-response-through-lignin-metabolism
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Qing-Hu Ma, Hai-Hao Zhu, Jia-Qi Han
ROP is a subfamily of small GTP-binding proteins that uniquely exist in plants. It acts as versatile molecular switches that regulate various developmental processes. Some ROP proteins are also reported to affect defense responses, although their exact mechanism is not fully understood. Herein, ROP members in wheat were mined; the functions of three wheat ROP proteins were studied. RT-PCR results showed that the expression of TaRac1 was rapidly and strongly induced after leaf rust infection. TaRac1 interacted with TaCCR in yeast-hybridization assay...
September 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704697/the-use-of-ultrasound-in-the-clinical-re-staging-of-the-axilla-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-nact
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Anastasia Peppe, Robin Wilson, Romney Pope, Kate Downey, Jennifer Rusby
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound (US) is the imaging modality of choice for staging the axilla prior to surgery in patients with breast cancer (BC). High pathological complete response rates in the axilla after NACT mean a more conservative approach to surgery can be considered. Radiological re-staging is important in this decision making. After the presentation of results from ACOSOG Z1071 in December 2012, formal ultrasound re-assessment of the axilla after primary therapy was specifically requested in our institution...
July 10, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698717/from-blood-to-lesioned-brain-an-in-vitro-study-on-migration-mechanisms-of-human-nasal-olfactory-stem-cells
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Stéphane D Girard, Isabelle Virard, Emmanuelle Lacassagne, Jean-Michel Paumier, Hanae Lahlou, Françoise Jabes, Yves Molino, Delphine Stephan, Kevin Baranger, Maya Belghazi, Arnaud Deveze, Michel Khrestchatisky, Emmanuel Nivet, François S Roman, François Féron
Stem cell-based therapies critically rely on selective cell migration toward pathological or injured areas. We previously demonstrated that human olfactory ectomesenchymal stem cells (OE-MSCs), derived from an adult olfactory lamina propria, migrate specifically toward an injured mouse hippocampus after transplantation in the cerebrospinal fluid and promote functional recoveries. However, the mechanisms controlling their recruitment and homing remain elusive. Using an in vitro model of blood-brain barrier (BBB) and secretome analysis, we observed that OE-MSCs produce numerous proteins allowing them to cross the endothelial wall...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689522/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-concurrent-chemoradiation-in-inoperable-oral-carcinoma-in-pakistani-population
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Abdul Rehman, Zafar Allaudin, Hasan Nisar, Irfan Ullah Khan, Ismat Fatima, Amira Shami, Misbah Masood, Abubaker Shahid
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of concurrent chemoradiation in patients with locally advanced inoperable squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity in terms of local control and toxicity. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology (INMOL), Lahore, from January 2008 to December 2013. METHODOLOGY: Sixty-nine patients with locally advanced inoperable oral cavity cancer, registered in INMOL hospital from January 2008 to December 2013 who fulfilled a pre-defined eligibility criteria, were enrolled in the study...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687830/effect-of-the-addition-of-cetuximab-to-paclitaxel-cisplatin-and-radiation-therapy-for-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-the-nrg-oncology-rtog-0436-phase-3-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mohan Suntharalingam, Kathryn Winter, David Ilson, Adam P Dicker, Lisa Kachnic, André Konski, A Bapsi Chakravarthy, Christopher J Anker, Harish Thakrar, Naomi Horiba, Ajay Dubey, Joel S Greenberger, Adam Raben, Jeffrey Giguere, Kevin Roof, Gregory Videtic, Jondavid Pollock, Howard Safran, Christopher H Crane
Importance: The role of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibition in chemoradation strategies in the nonoperative treatment of patients with esophageal cancer remains uncertain. Objective: To evaluate the benefit of cetuximab added to concurrent chemoradiation therapy for patients undergoing nonoperative treatment of esophageal carcinoma. Design, Setting, and Participants: A National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored, multicenter, phase 3, randomized clinical trial open to patients with biopsy-proven carcinoma of the esophagus...
July 6, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686727/the-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-crcz-rna-interferes-with-hfq-mediated-riboregulation
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Elisabeth Sonnleitner, Konstantin Prindl, Udo Bläsi
The RNA chaperone Hfq regulates virulence and metabolism in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. During carbon catabolite repression (CCR) Hfq together with the catabolite repression control protein Crc can act as a translational repressor of catabolic genes. Upon relief of CCR, the level of the Hfq-titrating RNA CrcZ is increasing, which in turn abrogates Hfq-mediated translational repression. As the interdependence of Hfq-mediated and RNA based control mechanisms is poorly understood, we explored the possibility whether the regulatory RNA CrcZ can interfere with riboregulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681120/identification-of-anti-inflammatory-constituents-in-phellodendri-cortex-and-coptidis-rhizoma-by-monitoring-the-suppression-of-nitric-oxide-production
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Airi Fujii, Tetsuya Okuyama, Koji Wakame, Tadayoshi Okumura, Yukinobu Ikeya, Mikio Nishizawa
Phellodendri Cortex (Obaku in Japanese) and Coptidis Rhizoma (Oren), both of which contain berberine, have been used to prepare the kampo formula orengedokuto to treat inflammatory diseases, including dermatitis, gastric ulcers, and gastritis. These drugs are blended differently in other formulas, such as the use of Phellodendri Cortex in shichimotsukokato to treat hypertension and Coptidis Rhizoma in hangeshashinto to treat diarrhea and stomatitis. However, the differences in their medicinal properties are not well characterized...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675024/are-we-predicting-disease-progress-of-the-rectal-cancer-patients-without-surgery-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
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Bo Young Oh, Jung Wook Huh, Woo Yong Lee, Yoon Ah Park, Yong Beom Cho, Seong Hyeon Yun, Hee Cheol Kim, Ho-Kyung Chun
Purpose: There are patients who do not undergo surgery, regardless of tumor response for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) in rectal cancer. However, there have been few reports focused on how oncologic outcomes are worse in these patients. We sought to investigate oncologic outcomes for these non-operated patients with rectal cancer after nCRT. Materials and Methods: A total of 1,063 records of patients with rectal cancer who were treated with nCRT from January 2002 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
July 3, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674830/evidence-for-a-pre-existing-telomere-deficit-in-non-clonal-hematopoietic-stem-cells-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Mónica S Ventura Ferreira, Martina Crysandt, Patrick Ziegler, Sebastian Hummel, Stefan Wilop, Martin Kirschner, Mirle Schemionek, Edgar Jost, Wolfgang Wagner, Tim H Brümmendorf, Fabian Beier
Telomere shortening represents an established mechanism connecting aging and cancer development. We sequentially analyzed telomere length (TL) of 49 acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients at diagnosis (n = 24), once they achieved complete cytological remission (CCR) and/or during refractory disease or relapse and after 1-year follow-up, with all patients having at least two sequential samples. TL was analyzed by monochrome multiplex quantitative polymerase chain reaction. We have observed substantially shortened TL in the cells of patients at diagnosis compared to age-adjusted controls...
July 3, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674121/multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-and-hyperparathyroid-jaw-tumor-syndromes-clinical-features-genetics-and-surveillance-recommendations-in-childhood
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Jonathan D Wasserman, Gail E Tomlinson, Harriet Druker, Junne Kamihara, Wendy K Kohlmann, Christian P Kratz, Katherine L Nathanson, Kristian W Pajtler, Andreu Parareda, Surya P Rednam, Lisa J States, Anita Villani, Michael F Walsh, Kristin Zelley, Joshua D Schiffman
Children and adolescents who present with neuroendocrine tumors are at extremely high likelihood of having an underlying germline predisposition for the multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes, including MEN1, MEN2A and MEN2B, MEN4, and hyperparathyroid-jaw tumor (HPT-JT) syndromes. Each of these autosomal dominant syndromes results from a specific germline mutation in unique genes: MEN1 is due to pathogenic MEN1 variants (11q13), MEN2A and MEN2B are due to pathogenic RET variants (10q11.21), MEN4 is due to pathogenic CDKN1B variants (12p13...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674120/surveillance-recommendations-for-children-with-overgrowth-syndromes-and-predisposition-to-wilms-tumors-and-hepatoblastoma
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REVIEW
Jennifer M Kalish, Leslie Doros, Lee J Helman, Raoul C Hennekam, Roland P Kuiper, Saskia M Maas, Eamonn R Maher, Kim E Nichols, Sharon E Plon, Christopher C Porter, Surya Rednam, Kris Ann P Schultz, Lisa J States, Gail E Tomlinson, Kristin Zelley, Todd E Druley
A number of genetic syndromes have been linked to increased risk for Wilms tumor (WT), hepatoblastoma (HB), and other embryonal tumors. Here, we outline these rare syndromes with at least a 1% risk to develop these tumors and recommend uniform tumor screening recommendations for North America. Specifically, for syndromes with increased risk for WT, we recommend renal ultrasounds every 3 months from birth (or the time of diagnosis) through the seventh birthday. For HB, we recommend screening with full abdominal ultrasound and alpha-fetoprotein serum measurements every 3 months from birth (or the time of diagnosis) through the fourth birthday...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674119/cancer-screening-recommendations-and-clinical-management-of-inherited-gastrointestinal-cancer-syndromes-in-childhood
#18
REVIEW
Maria Isabel Achatz, Christopher C Porter, Laurence Brugières, Harriet Druker, Thierry Frebourg, William D Foulkes, Christian P Kratz, Roland P Kuiper, Jordan R Hansford, Hector Salvador Hernandez, Katherine L Nathanson, Wendy K Kohlmann, Leslie Doros, Kenan Onel, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Sarah R Scollon, Uri Tabori, Gail E Tomlinson, D Gareth R Evans, Sharon E Plon
Hereditary gastrointestinal cancer predisposition syndromes have been well characterized, but management strategies and surveillance remain a major challenge, especially in childhood. In October 2016, the American Association for Cancer Research organized the AACR Childhood Cancer Predisposition Workshop in which international experts in care of children with a hereditary risk of cancer met to define surveillance strategies and management of children with cancer predisposition syndromes. In this article, we review the current literature in polyposis syndromes that can be diagnosed in childhood and may be associated with an increased incidence of gastrointestinal neoplasms and other cancer types...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674118/retinoblastoma-and-neuroblastoma-predisposition-and-surveillance
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Junne Kamihara, Franck Bourdeaut, William D Foulkes, Jan J Molenaar, Yaël P Mossé, Akira Nakagawara, Andreu Parareda, Sarah R Scollon, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Alison H Skalet, Lisa J States, Michael F Walsh, Lisa R Diller, Garrett M Brodeur
Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common intraocular malignancy in childhood. Approximately 40% of retinoblastomas are hereditary and due to germline mutations in the RB1 gene. Children with hereditary RB are also at risk for developing a midline intracranial tumor, most commonly pineoblastoma. We recommend intensive ocular screening for patients with germline RB1 mutations for retinoblastoma as well as neuroimaging for pineoblastoma surveillance. There is an approximately 20% risk of developing second primary cancers among individuals with hereditary RB, higher among those who received radiotherapy for their primary RB tumors...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674117/genetic-counselor-recommendations-for-cancer-predisposition-evaluation-and-surveillance-in-the-pediatric-oncology-patient
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Harriet Druker, Kristin Zelley, Rose B McGee, Sarah R Scollon, Wendy K Kohlmann, Katherine A Schneider, Kami Wolfe Schneider
As the understanding of the genetic etiology of childhood cancers increases, the need for the involvement of experts familiar with the provision of genetic counseling for this population is paramount. In October 2016, the American Association for Cancer Research organized the AACR Childhood Cancer Predisposition Workshop in which international experts in pediatric cancer predisposition met to establish surveillance guidelines for children with cancer predisposition. Identifying for whom, when, why, and how these cancer predisposition surveillance guidelines should be implemented is essential...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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