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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222225/daylight-photodynamic-therapy-vs-conventional-photodynamic-therapy-as-skin-cancer-preventive-treatment-in-patients-with-face-and-scalp-cancerization-an-intra-individual-comparison-study
#1
Elena Sotiriou, Demetrios Ioannides, Fotini Vrani, Elizabeth Lazaridou, Efstratios Vakirlis, Aimilios Lallas, Zoe Apalla
BACKGROUND: Individuals with medical history of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) usually develop multiple and/or recurrent malignant lesions around the site of the primary neoplasm. The latter represents the clinical expression of the "field cancerization" theory; supporting the presence of multiple malignant clones of dysplastic keratinocytes over the entire epithelium that potentially can progress into clinical lesions. Taking into consideration that the burden of NMSCs on public health and health-care cost is high, adequate control of recurrences and management of field change is challenging...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220697/near-infrared-activated-upconversion-nanoprobes-for-sensitive-endogenous-zn2-detection-and-selective-on-demand-photodynamic-therapy
#2
Ping Hu, Rui Wang, Lei Zhou, Lei Chen, Qingsheng Wu, Ming-Yong Han, Ahmed Mohamed El-Toni, Dongyuan Zhao, Fan Zhang
As a light-activated non-invasive cancer treatment paradigm, photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been attracting extensive attentions because of its high treatment efficacy and low side effects. Especially, spatiotemporal control of singlet oxygen (1O2) release is highly desirable for realizing on-demand PDT, which, however, still remains a huge challenge. To address this issue, a novel switchable near infrared (NIR)-responsive upconversion nanoprobe has been firstly designed and successfully applied for controlled PDT that can be optically activated by tumor-associated disruption of labile Zn2+ (denoted as Zn2+ in the following words) homeostasis stimuli...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218277/mir-203-enhances-let-7-biogenesis-by-targeting-lin28b-to-suppress-tumor-growth-in-lung-cancer
#3
Yong Zhou, Hongwei Liang, Zhicong Liao, Yanbo Wang, Xiuting Hu, Xi Chen, Lin Xu, Zhibin Hu
Human cancers often exhibit increased microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis and global aberrant expression of miRNAs; thus, targeting the miRNA biogenesis pathway represents a novel strategy for cancer therapy. Here, we report that miR-203 enhances the biogenesis of tumor suppressor let-7 in lung cancer by directly targeting LIN28B. Specially, we found that the LIN28B protein levels were dramatically increased in lung cancer tissues, but its mRNA levels did not differ significantly, suggesting that a post-transcriptional mechanism is involved in LIN28B regulation...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197722/reallocating-time-to-sleep-sedentary-and-active-behaviours-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-survivors-associations-with-patient-reported-outcomes
#4
Jeff K Vallance, Matthew P Buman, Brigid M Lynch, Terry Boyle
The purpose of this study was to examine potential effects of reallocating time between sleep, sedentary and active behaviours on fatigue symptoms and quality of life in a sample of non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors identified from the Western Australian Cancer Registry (N = 149) (response rate = 36%; median age = 64 years) wore an Actigraph® GT3X+ accelerometer for 7 days and completed the Fatigue Scale, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194746/stimuli-responsive-polymeric-nanocarriers-for-efficient-gene-delivery
#5
REVIEW
Yingqin Li, Jinbiao Gao, Chao Zhang, Zhong Cao, Du Cheng, Jie Liu, Xintao Shuai
Gene therapy provides an alternative and effective method for treatment of genetic diseases and cancers that are refractory to conventional therapeutics. The success of gene therapy is largely dependent on the development of safe and effective gene delivery vectors for transporting genetic material from the blood stream to the cytoplasm or nucleus. Current gene vectors can be divided into viral and non-viral vectors. Although non-viral gene delivery carriers can offer some advantages, such as safety and facile fabrication, they do not possess the same high gene transfection efficiency as viral vectors due to a lack of functionality to overcome extra- and intracellular gene delivery obstacles...
April 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188858/analysis-of-the-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effects-of-photodynamic-therapy-on-prostate-cancer-by-using-new-photosensitizers-protoporphyrin-ix-polyamine-derivatives
#6
Chloë Fidanzi-Dugas, Bertrand Liagre, Guillaume Chemin, Aurélie Perraud, Claire Carrion, Claude-Yves Couquet, Robert Granet, Vincent Sol, David Yannick Léger
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy, using porphyrins as photosensitizers (PS), has been approved in treatment of several solid tumors. However, commonly used PS induce death but also resistance pathways in cancer cells and an alteration of surrounding normal tissues. Because polyamines (PA) are actively accumulated in cancer cells by the Polyamine Transport System (PTS), they may enable PS to specifically target cancer cells. Here, we investigated whether new protoporphyrin IX-polyamine derivatives were effective PS against prostate cancer and whether PA increased PDT specificity after red light irradiation...
February 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186469/blood-based-nucleic-acid-biomarkers-as-a-potential-tool-to-determine-radiation-therapy-response-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#7
Christopher R Deig, Marc S Mendonca, Tim Lautenschlaeger
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, with smoking as the main risk factor. The use of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) as a screening method has shown a 20% lung cancer specific mortality benefit; however, widespread implementation is estimated to add $1.3-$2.0 billion in annual national health care expenditures. Blood-based microRNAs (miRNAs), have been investigated in detail and found to be potentially useful biomarkers indicating the presence of lung cancer, especially when used as a companion test to LDCT...
February 10, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185275/surface-markers-for-guiding-cylindrical-diffuser-fiber-insertion-in-interstitial-photodynamic-therapy-of-head-and-neck-cancer
#8
Emily Oakley, David A Bellnier, Alan Hutson, Brian Wrazen, Hassan Arshad, Harry Quon, Gal Shafirstein
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Image-based treatment planning can be used to compute the delivered light dose during interstitial photodynamic therapy (I-PDT) of locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LA-HNSCC). The objectives of this work were to evaluate the use of surface fiducial markers and flexible adhesive grids in guiding interstitial placement of laser fibers, and to quantify the impact of discrepancies in fiber location on the expected light dose volume histograms (DVHs)...
February 10, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150199/fabrication-of-photothermal-stable-gold-nanosphere-mesoporous-silica-hybrid-nanoparticle-responsive-to-near-infrared-light
#9
Bei Cheng, Peisheng Xu
Various gold nanoparticles have been explored in biomedical systems and proven to be promising in photothermal therapy and drug delivery. Among them, nanoshells were regarded as traditionally strong near infrared absorbers that have been widely used to generate photothermal effect for cancer therapy. However, the nanoshell is not photo-thermal stable and thus is not suitable for repeated irradiation. Here, we describe a novel discrete gold nanostructure by mimicking the continuous gold nanoshell-gold/mesoporous silica hybrid nanoparticle (GoMe)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149931/the-rationale-for-post-operative-radiation-in-localized-bladder-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Brian C Baumann, Paul Sargos, Libni J Eapen, Jason A Efstathiou, Ananya Choudhury, Amit Bahl, Vedang Murthy, Leslie K Ballas, Valérie Fonteyne, Pierre M Richaud, Mohamed S Zaghloul, John P Christodouleas
Local-regional recurrence for patients with ≥pT3 disease after radical cystectomy is a significant problem. Chemotherapy has not been shown to reduce the risk of local-regional recurrences in randomized prospective trials, and salvage therapies for local-regional failure are rarely successful. There is promising evidence, particularly from a recent Egyptian NCI trial, that radiation therapy plus chemotherapy can significantly reduce local recurrences compared to chemotherapy alone, and that this improvement in local-regional control may translate to meaningful improvements in disease-free and overall survival with acceptable toxicity...
January 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133103/-a-patient-with-colon-cancer-local-site-recurrence-who-experienced-difficulty-tolerating-intensive-chemotherapy-was-treated-effectively-with-slv5fu2-therapy
#11
Shinichi Yoshioka, Mutsumi Fukunaga, Shinji Tokuyama, Shoko Honda, Ryohei Yukimoto, Akina Saito, Kazuyuki Okada, Ken Konishi, Hideo Ota, Shigekazu Yokoyama, Hirofumi Miki, Kenji Kobayashi
An 82-year-old man underwent anterior resection for rectal cancer in 2006. Local recurrence was diagnosed 5 years and 4 months after the operation. He could not undergo intensive chemotherapy because of his age and health status(a history of tubercular and pancytopenia due to chronic hepatitis C). sLV5FU2 chemotherapy was initiated. The CEA level decreased immediately after chemotherapy, and a complete response was observed on CT. After 18 courses, chemotherapy was discontinued. A complete response was detected for 1 year after the chemotherapy holiday began...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131043/a-photoresponsive-and-rod-shape-nanocarrier-single-wavelength-of-light-triggered-photothermal-and-photodynamic-therapy-based-on-aunrs-capped-ce6-doped-mesoporous-silica-nanorods
#12
Qi Sun, Qing You, Xiaojuan Pang, Xiaoxiao Tan, Jinping Wang, Li Liu, Fang Guo, Fengping Tan, Nan Li
Rod-shape nanocarriers have attracted great interest because of their better cell internalization capacity and higher drug loading properties. Besides, the combination of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photothermal therapy (PTT) holds great promise to overcome respective limitations of the anti-cancer treatment. In this work, we first report Au nanorods-capped and Ce6-doped mesoporous silica nanorods (AuNRs-Ce6-MSNRs) for the single wavelength of near infrared (NIR) light triggered combined phototherapy. AuNRs-Ce6-MSNRs are not only able to generate hyperthermia to perform PTT effect based on the AuNRs, but also can produce singlet oxygen ((1)O2) for PDT effect based on Ce6 after uncapping of AuNRs under the single NIR wavelength irradiation...
January 17, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128439/second-line-systemic-therapy-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#13
REVIEW
Simone Mocellin, Zora Baretta, Marta Roqué I Figuls, Ivan Solà, Marta Martin-Richard, Sara Hallum, Xavier Bonfill Cosp
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic management of people with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) who did not respond to first-line treatment represents a formidable challenge. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and toxicity of second-line systemic therapy in people with metastatic CRC. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (the Cochrane Library 2016, Issue 4), Ovid MEDLINE (1950 to May 2016), Ovid MEDLINE In-process & Other Non-Indexed Citations (1946 to May 2016) and Ovid Embase (1974 to May 2016)...
January 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117965/photosensitizer-decorated-red-blood-cells-as-an-ultra-sensitive-light-responsive-drug-delivery-system
#14
Min Gao, Aiyan Hu, Xiaoqi Sun, Chao Wang, Ziliang Dong, Liangzhu Feng, Zhuang Liu
Red blood cells (RBCs), the most abundant type of cells in our blood, have shown promises as a natural drug delivery system (DDS) with inherent biocompatibility. Herein, we uncover that a photosensitizer, chlorin e6 (Ce6), could be decorated into the membrane of RBCs upon simple mixing, without affecting the membrane integrity and stability in dark. Upon light irradiation with a rather low power density, the generated singlet oxygen by Ce6 as the result of photodynamic effect would lead to rather efficient disruption of RBC membrane...
January 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108622/a-genome-wide-loss-of-function-screen-identifies-slc26a2-as-a-novel-mediator-of-trail-resistance
#15
Lina Dimberg, Christina G Towers, Kian Behbakht, Taylor Hotz, Jihye Kim, Susan P Fosmire, Christopher C Porter, Aik-Choon Tan, Andrew Thorburn, Heide L Ford
: TNF-related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a potent death-inducing ligand that mediates apoptosis through the extrinsic pathway and serves as an important endogenous tumor suppressor mechanism. Because tumor cells are often killed by TRAIL and normal cells are not, drugs that activate the TRAIL pathway have been thought to have potential clinical value. However, to date, most TRAIL-related clinical trials have largely failed due to the tumor cells having intrinsic or acquired resistance to TRAIL-induced apoptosis...
January 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106545/the-alterations-of-serum-fgf-21-levels-metabolic-and-body-composition-in-early-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy
#16
Murat Akyol, Ahmet Alacacioglu, Leyla Demir, Yuksel Kucukzeybek, Yasar Yildiz, Zehra Gumus, Mete Kara, Tarik Salman, Umut Varol, Halil Taskaynatan, Utku Oflazoglu, Vedat Bayoglu, Mustafa Oktay Tarhan
BACKGROUND: In early breast cancer patients, the effects of hormonal therapy (tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors) on plasma fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF-21), lipid levels and body composition have not yet been investigated. Therefore, we aimed to analyze the relationship between FGF-21 and body composition as well as the effects of tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors on plasma lipid levels, FGF-21, and body composition. METHODS: A total of 72 patients were treated with either tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors due to their menopausal status after adjuvant radiotherapy...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105389/chemophototherapy-an-emerging-treatment-option-for-solid-tumors
#17
REVIEW
Dandan Luo, Kevin A Carter, Dyego Miranda, Jonathan F Lovell
Near infrared (NIR) light penetrates human tissues with limited depth, thereby providing a method to safely deliver non-ionizing radiation to well-defined target tissue volumes. Light-based therapies including photodynamic therapy (PDT) and laser-induced thermal therapy have been validated clinically for curative and palliative treatment of solid tumors. However, these monotherapies can suffer from incomplete tumor killing and have not displaced existing ablative modalities. The combination of phototherapy and chemotherapy (chemophototherapy, CPT), when carefully planned, has been shown to be an effective tumor treatment option preclinically and clinically...
January 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105242/skin-toxicity-in-a-patient-with-ovarian-cancer-treated-with-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Joanna Kubicka-Wołkowska, Magdalena Kędzierska, Maja Lisik-Habib, Piotr Potemski
Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) is a form of doxorubicin enclosed in pegylated liposomes. In contrast to conventional doxorubicin, PLD is characterized by a lower incidence of cardiotoxicity and myelosuppression. However, it induces specific mucocutaneous side effects, particularly palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (PPE). Other dermal manifestations, such as intertrigo-like dermatitis, diffuse follicular rash, melanotic macules, maculopapular rash or recall phenomenon are less common. Mechanisms that lead to skin toxicity remain unclear, however, certain reports indicate that drug excretion in sweat, host-vs...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087479/synthesis-and-characterization-of-gold-nanostructured-chorin-e6-for-photodynamic-therapy
#19
L Vieira, M L Castilho, I Ferreira, J Ferreira-Strixino, K C Hewitt, L Raniero
Photodynamic therapy is an alternative treatment for cancer based on cellular uptake of a photosensitizer, illuminated with an appropriate wavelength in the presence of oxygen. A cascade of reactions generates reactive oxygen species leading to cell death. Using carbodiimide chemistry, chlorin e6 (Ce6) was covalently bonded to thiourea, and (via the sulphur end group) to gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), forming the Ce6-AuNP complex. Ce6 absorbs in the range 650-680nm, where the coefficient of biological tissue absorption is low (part of the therapeutic window), which is ideal for biological application...
January 10, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087315/assessing-light-independent-effects-of-hypericin-on-cell-viability-ultrastructure-and-metabolism-in-human-glioma-and-endothelial-cells
#20
Veronika Huntosova, Marta Novotova, Zuzana Nichtova, Lucia Balogova, Maria Maslanakova, Dana Petrovajova, Katarina Stroffekova
Cell exposure to light-independent effects of photosensitizers (PS) used in PDT is clinically relevant when PS affect the pro-apoptotic cascade. In many malignant cells, Hypericin (Hyp) has PS displayed light-dependent anti-proliferative and cytotoxic effects with no cytotoxicity in the dark. Recent studies have shown that Hyp also exhibited light-independent cytotoxic effects in a wide range of concentrations. The molecular mechanisms underlying Hyp light-independent (dark) toxicity may be due to its interaction with different molecules at the Hyp accumulation sites including mitochondria, and these mechanisms are not understood in detail...
January 10, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
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