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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198644/the-diagnostic-usefulness-of-the-negative-electroretinogram
#1
C Fuente García, J J González-López, F J Muñoz-Negrete, G Rebolleda
The definition of the negative response of the full field electroretinogram is the presence of a b-wave with less amplitude than the a-wave (b/a ratio<1) in the combined response of cones and rods. The presence of this pattern reflects an alteration in the bipolar cells, the Müller cells, or in the transmission of the stimulus from the photoreceptors to the bipolar cells, with preserved photoreceptor function. This finding can be seen bilaterally and symmetrically in different hereditary conditions, such as congenital stationary night blindness, juvenile X-linked retinoschisis, and Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies...
November 30, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166932/bap1-case-report-and-insight-into-a-novel-tumor-suppressor
#2
Kanad Ghosh, Badri Modi, William D James, Brian C Capell
BACKGROUND: BRCA1-Associated-Protein 1 (BAP1) is a dynamic tumor suppressor which, when mutated, has been associated with an increased risk of uveal melanoma, cutaneous melanoma, mesothelioma, and several other cancers. Germline BAP1 mutations have been extensively studied, where they have been found to cause hereditary cancer susceptibility. However, their sporadic counterparts, tumors that display a loss of BAP1 expression due to somatically arising mutations in the BAP1 gene, remain a poorly described entity...
November 22, 2017: BMC Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066916/mutation-analysis-and-copy-number-alterations-of-kif23-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-exhibiting-kif23-over-expression
#3
Ann-Louise Vikberg, Tõnu Vooder, Kaie Lokk, Tarmo Annilo, Irina Golovleva
KIF23 was recently suggested to be a potential molecular target for the treatment of lung cancer. This proposal is based on elevated expression of KIF23 in several tumors affecting breast, lung, brain, and liver, and also on the presence of KIF23 mutations in melanoma and colorectal cancer. Recently, we identified a mutation in the KIF23 gene causing a rare hereditary form of dyserythropoietic anemia (CDA III) with predisposition to blood cancer. We suggested that KIF23 overexpression in tumors might be due to the presence of activating somatic mutations, and therefore, mutation screening of the KIF23 in 15 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases with elevated expression level of KIF23 was undertaken...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061454/malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-in-a-patient-with-bap1-tumor-predisposition-syndrome-case-report
#4
Megan C Kaszuba, Jose S Pulido, Andrew L Folpe, Pavel N Pichurin, McKinsey L Goodenberger, Robert J Spinner
BACKGROUND: Germline pathogenic variants in BRCA1-associated protein-1 (BAP1), a nuclear ubiquitin carboxy-terminal hydrolase with evidence suggestive of independent tumor suppressor function, predispose affected families to uveal melanoma, cutaneous melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, malignant mesothelioma, and possibly a range of other tumors and malignancies as part of the BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome (BAP1-TPDS), a recently recognized hereditary cancer syndrome. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 50 year old female patient presented with a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the left fifth metatarsal head...
October 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890814/outcomes-and-complications-of-radiation-therapy-in-patients-with-familial-adenomatous-polyposis
#5
Meng Gan, Dustin Boothe, Deborah W Neklason, N Jewel Samadder, Jonathan Frandsen, Megan B Keener, Shane Lloyd
BACKGROUND: The outcomes, complications, and rates of secondary malignancies from radiation therapy (RT) are not known for patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). METHODS: We queried the Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (HGCR) for patients with FAP who received RT. Outcomes assessed included acute and late treatment toxicity and secondary malignancies. RESULTS: We identified 15 patients undergoing 18 treatment courses...
August 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879469/pancreatic-cancer-screening
#6
REVIEW
Koushik K Das, Dayna Early
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes the rationale for pancreatic cancer screening, outlines groups that are at elevated risk for pancreatic cancer, and summarizes the relative risk in each setting. We also review the methods available for performing pancreatic cancer screening and the recommended screening intervals. RECENT FINDINGS: Several genetic mutations have been identified that increase the risk for pancreatic cancer. Most are rare, however, and at-risk individuals are most often those with a strong family history of pancreatic cancer (with multiple family members affected) but no identifiable genetic mutation...
December 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781790/somatic-brca1-associated-protein-1-bap1-loss-is-an-early-and-rare-event-in-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Heike Loeser, Dirk Waldschmidt, Fabian Kuetting, Simon Schallenberg, Thomas Zander, Elfriede Bollschweiler, Arnulf Hoelscher, Katharina Weckermann, Patrick Plum, Hakan Alakus, Reinhard Buettner, Alexander Quaas
Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common malignant tumor worldwide, and the number of incidences of esophageal adenocarcinoma is increasing in the Western world. Despite improvements in perioperative treatment, the overall survival rate of patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma remains poor. Breast cancer type 1 susceptibility protein (BRCA1)-associated protein (BAP1) is located on chromosome 3p21, and it is an enzyme with ubiquitin carboxyl hydrolase activity that regulates cell growth. It interacts with BRCA1, and the nuclear localization of BAP1 is required for its tumor suppressor function...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731148/molecular-genetics-and-targeted-therapy-of-wnt-related-human-diseases-review
#8
Masuko Katoh, Masaru Katoh
Canonical WNT signaling through Frizzled and LRP5/6 receptors is transduced to the WNT/β-catenin and WNT/stabilization of proteins (STOP) signaling cascades to regulate cell fate and proliferation, whereas non-canonical WNT signaling through Frizzled or ROR receptors is transduced to the WNT/planar cell polarity (PCP), WNT/G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) and WNT/receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) signaling cascades to regulate cytoskeletal dynamics and directional cell movement. WNT/β-catenin signaling cascade crosstalks with RTK/SRK and GPCR-cAMP-PKA signaling cascades to regulate β-catenin phosphorylation and β-catenin-dependent transcription...
September 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706762/metastatic-breast-cancer-with-brca-mutation-discovered-by-next-generation-sequencing-responding-to-olaparib
#9
Wajeeha Rizvi, Phu Truong, Quoc Truong
Breast cancer susceptibility genes 1 and 2 (BRCA1 and BRCA2) mutations are associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes (HBOC). However, certain individuals with breast cancer do not meet high-risk factors for hereditary breast cancer screening based on age, family history, and biology of malignancy. We present a patient with relapsed breast cancer who developed progressive disease with significant tumor burden causing a recurrent pleural effusion. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) done on a tumor biopsy was positive for the BRCA2 mutation...
June 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701784/familial-associations-of-colorectal-cancer-with-other-cancers
#10
Hongyao Yu, Akseli Hemminki, Kristina Sundquist, Kari Hemminki
Colorectal cancer (CRC) has a strong familial component which extends to discordant cancers (ie non-CRC tumors). This is best seen in cancer syndromes such as hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) which predisposes to several tumor types. Population-based family studies have also found discordant associations for CRC but they have included cancers which manifest in HNPCC, and there is no convincing evidence of discordant associations beyond the known syndromes. We address familial associations of non-CRC tumors with CRC using the resources of the Swedish Family-Cancer Database and applying a powerful approach of assessing familial relative risks in families of increasing numbers of patients with discordant cancers...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692055/cellular-prion-protein-prp-c-in-the-development-of-merlin-deficient-tumours
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L Provenzano, Y Ryan, D A Hilton, J Lyons-Rimmer, F Dave, E A Maze, C L Adams, R Rigby-Jones, S Ammoun, C O Hanemann
Loss of function mutations in the neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) gene, coding for a tumour suppressor, Merlin, cause multiple tumours of the nervous system such as schwannomas, meningiomas and ependymomas. These tumours may occur sporadically or as part of the hereditary condition neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). Current treatment is confined to (radio) surgery and no targeted drug therapies exist. NF2 mutations and/or Merlin inactivation are also seen in other cancers including some mesothelioma, breast cancer, colorectal carcinoma, melanoma and glioblastoma...
November 2, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620008/pten-dicer1-fh-and-their-associated-tumor-susceptibility-syndromes-clinical-features-genetics-and-surveillance-recommendations-in-childhood
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REVIEW
Kris Ann P Schultz, Surya P Rednam, Junne Kamihara, Leslie Doros, Maria Isabel Achatz, Jonathan D Wasserman, Lisa R Diller, Laurence Brugières, Harriet Druker, Katherine A Schneider, Rose B McGee, William D Foulkes
PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS), DICER1 syndrome, and hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer (HLRCC) syndrome are pleiotropic tumor predisposition syndromes that include benign and malignant neoplasms affecting adults and children. PHTS includes several disorders with shared and distinct clinical features. These are associated with elevated lifetime risk of breast, thyroid, endometrial, colorectal, and renal cancers as well as melanoma. Thyroid cancer represents the predominant cancer risk under age 20 years...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609837/familial-pancreatic-cancer-and-the-future-of-directed-screening
#13
REVIEW
Sara Welinsky, Aimee L Lucas
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and the 12th most common worldwide. Mortality is high, largely due to late stage of presentation and suboptimal treatment regimens. Approximately 10% of PC cases have a familial basis. The major genetic defect has yet to be identified but may be inherited by an autosomal dominant pattern with reduced penetrance. Several known hereditary syndromes or genes are associated with an increased risk of developing PC and account for approximately 2% of PCs...
November 15, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601631/ibt-based-quantitative-proteomics-identifies-potential-regulatory-proteins-involved-in-pigmentation-of-purple-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus
#14
Lili Xing, Lina Sun, Shilin Liu, Xiaoni Li, Libin Zhang, Hongsheng Yang
Sea cucumbers are an important economic species and exhibit high yield value among aquaculture animals. Purple sea cucumbers are very rare and beautiful and have stable hereditary patterns. In this study, isobaric tags (IBT) were first used to reveal the molecular mechanism of pigmentation in the body wall of the purple sea cucumber. We analyzed the proteomes of purple sea cucumber in early pigmentation stage (Pa), mid pigmentation stage (Pb) and late pigmentation stage (Pc), resulting in the identification of 5580 proteins, including 1099 differentially expressed proteins in Pb: Pa and 339 differentially expressed proteins in Pc: Pb...
September 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592523/germline-cdkn2a-p16ink4a-mutations-contribute-to-genetic-determinism-of-sarcoma
#15
Fanélie Jouenne, Isaure Chauvot de Beauchene, Emeline Bollaert, Marie-Françoise Avril, Olivier Caron, Olivier Ingster, Axel Lecesne, Patrick Benusiglio, Philippe Terrier, Vincent Caumette, Daniel Pissaloux, Arnaud de la Fouchardière, Odile Cabaret, Birama N'Diaye, Amélie Velghe, Gaelle Bougeard, Graham J Mann, Serge Koscielny, Jennifer H Barrett, Mark Harland, Julia Newton-Bishop, Nelleke Gruis, Remco Van Doorn, Marion Gauthier-Villars, Gaelle Pierron, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Isabelle Coupier, Rosine Guimbaud, Capucine Delnatte, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Alexander M Eggermont, Jean Feunteun, Luba Tchertanov, Jean-Baptiste Demoulin, Thierry Frebourg, Brigitte Bressac-de Paillerets
BACKGROUND: Sarcomas are rare mesenchymal malignancies whose pathogenesis is poorly understood; both environmental and genetic risk factors could contribute to their aetiology. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) in a familial aggregation of three individuals affected with soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) without TP53 mutation (Li-Fraumeni-like, LFL) and found a shared pathogenic mutation in CDKN2A tumour suppressor gene. We searched for individuals with sarcoma among 474 melanoma-prone families with a CDKN2A-/+ genotype and for CDKN2A mutations in 190 TP53-negative LFL families where the index case was a sarcoma...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561672/pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-improving-prevention-and-survivorship
#16
Davendra P S Sohal, Field F Willingham, Massimo Falconi, Kara L Raphael, Stefano Crippa
Pancreatic cancer is a growing problem in oncology, given slowly rising incidence and continued suboptimal outcomes. A concerted effort to reverse this tide will require prevention, early diagnosis, and improved systemic therapy for curable disease. We focus on these aspects in detail in this study. Hereditary pancreatic cancer is an underappreciated area. With the growing use of genomics (both somatic and germline) in cancer care, there is increasing recognition of hereditary pancreatic cancer cases: around 10% of all pancreatic cancer may be related to familial syndromes, such as familial atypical multiple mole and melanoma (FAMMM) syndrome, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome, and Peutz-Jeghers syndrome...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547663/pediatric-predispositional-genetic-risk-communication-potential-utility-for-prevention-and-control-of-melanoma-risk-as-an-exemplar
#17
Yelena P Wu, Darren Mays, Wendy Kohlmann, Kenneth P Tercyak
Predispositional genetic testing among minor children is intensely debated due to the potential benefits and harms of providing this type of genetic information to children and their families. Existing guidelines on pediatric genetic testing state that predispositional testing could be appropriate for minors if preventive services exist that mitigate children's risk for or severity of the health condition in question. We use the example of hereditary melanoma to illustrate the rationale for and potential application of genetic risk communication for an adult-onset cancer to a pediatric population where childhood behaviors may reduce risk of disease later in life...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469991/donor-transmitted-melanoma-after-limbal-stem-cell-transplantation
#18
Anas Alsara, Muhammad Rafi
Limbal Stem Cells are a unique cell line located at the corneal limbus. They are responsible for regenerating and restoring corneal epithelial layers. Limbal stem cell transplantation is a promising technique that has been used to treat several hereditary and acquired corneal diseases. Cornea tissue lack vascularity. Hence, there were no special restrictions on collecting ocular tissues from donors with a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma. We are reporting a case of a patient who developed an ocular melanoma after she had limbal stem cell transplantation from a donor with history of melanoma...
April 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400895/melanoma-and-basal-cell-carcinoma-in-the-hereditary-leiomyomatosis-and-renal-cell-cancer-syndrome-an-expansion-of-the-oncologic-spectrum
#19
Lacy L Sommer, Rhonda E Schnur, Warren R Heymann
BACKGROUND: Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome (HLRCC) is an autosomal dominant syndrome due to mutation in fumarate hydratase. Patients with HLRCC frequently develop cutaneous and uterine leiomyomata and are at risk for renal cell carcinoma. Rarely, other malignancies have been reported. MAIN OBSERVATIONS: We report the development of basal cell carcinoma and melanoma in two siblings with genetically-confirmed HLRCC. CONCLUSIONS: It is unclear whether the development of melanoma and basal cell carcinoma in our patients is due directly to their mutations in the gene encoding fumarate hydratase, or genetic susceptibility at another unrelated locus, or whether these are incidental lesions...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389767/a-new-pot1-germline-mutation-expanding-the-spectrum-of-pot1-associated-cancers
#20
Tremika Le-Shan Wilson, Namita Hattangady, Antonio Marcondes Lerario, Carmen Williams, Erika Koeppe, Shane Quinonez, Jenae Osborne, Kelly B Cha, Tobias Else
Melanomas are associated with several hereditary conditions. We present a large family with several family members affected with primary melanomas and dysplastic nevi as well as thyroid cancer and other malignant tumors. Clinical work-up did not reveal a mutation in any of the genes usually considered with evaluation for predisposition to melanoma (BRCA1/2, CDKN2A, CDK4, PTEN, TP53). Whole exome sequencing of five affected family members showed a new variant in POT1. POT1 is associated with the telomere shelterin complex that regulates telomere protection and telomerase access...
April 7, 2017: Familial Cancer
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