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Widespread skeletal metastasis prostate cancer

Geoffrey M Currie, Matthew Haase, Rashid Hashmi, Hosen Kiat
The role of nuclear medicine diagnostic bone scanning is well established in prostate cancer. This case provides an insight into the specific role that bone scanning plays in monitoring response to hormone therapy and an example of significant global skeletal response. The case highlights the remarkable efficacy of timely hormone therapy in high-grade prostate cancer with widespread bony metastasis. In addition, the range of hormone therapy currently available for clinical application in the management of metastatic prostate cancer is detailed...
March 2013: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Justin Sturge, Matthew P Caley, Jonathan Waxman
Metastatic bone disease (MBD) in advanced-stage cancer increases the risk of intractable bone pain, pathological skeletal fracture, spinal-cord compression and decreased survival. The disease manifestation course during MBD is largely driven by homotypic and heterotypic cellular interactions between invading tumor cells, osteoblasts and osteoclasts. The outcome is a sustained vicious cycle of bone matrix remodeling. Osteoclast-mediated bone degradation and subsequent bone loss are the hallmarks of secondary bone metastases from most solid tumors...
June 2011: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
L Raffaelli, L Scaramuzzo, P Rossi Iommetti, C Graci, G Maccauro, P F Manicone
The efficacy of bisphosphonate in controlling skeletally-related event in cancer patients without a great number of adverse events has resulted in a widespread use of these medications in oncology. Zoledronic acid and pamidronate are the most common bisphosphonates intravenously administered as a preventive treatment of bone complications encountered in multiple myeloma, as well as a palliative treatment of bone metastases in a large variety of solid tumours including breast, prostate and lung cancers. However, in recent years a relationship has been established between these drugs and a new bone injury characterised by avascular necrosis of bone that was isolated to the jaws...
April 2010: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
A M Ballangrud, W H Yang, D E Charlton, M R McDevitt, K A Hamacher, K S Panageas, D Ma, N H Bander, D A Scheinberg, G Sgouros
A theoretical drawback to alpha-particle therapy with 213Bi is the short range of the particle track coupled with the short half-life of the radionuclide, thereby potentially limiting effective cytotoxicity to rapidly accessible, disseminated individual tumor cells (e.g., as in leukemia). In this work, a prostate carcinoma spheroid model was used to evaluate the feasibility of targeting micrometastatic clusters of tumor cells using 213Bi-labeled anti-prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) antibody, J591...
March 1, 2001: Cancer Research
D Kardamakis
Tumour serum markers represent one of the most interesting challenges in modern oncology. Although know for many years, tumour markers did not receive clinical attention until the '80s. Despite their widespread use, the identification of a tumour marker which is highly sensitive as well as specific for a certain type of cancer, and can be assayed by simple, reproducible and cheap methods, remains elusive. This review deals with the clinical use of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). PSA is biochemically a glycoprotein, is the most valuable tool available for the diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer and one of the most widely used laboratory tests in oncology...
July 1996: Anticancer Research
A Achbarou, S Kaiser, G Tremblay, L G Ste-Marie, P Brodt, D Goltzman, S A Rabbani
We previously reported that urokinase (uPA) is produced by the human prostate cancer cell line, PC-3, and could function as a growth factor for cells of the osteoblast phenotype. To examine the role of uPA in metastasis to the skeleton and to extraskeletal sites, we have developed a homologous model of uPA overexpression in a rat prostate cancer cell line. Full length cDNA encoding rat (r) uPA was isolated and subcloned as a 1.4-kilobase XbaI-BspHI fragment in the sense and antisense orientation into the Moloney murine leukemia retroviral vector pYN...
May 1, 1994: Cancer Research
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