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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087479/synthesis-and-characterization-of-gold-nanostructured-chorin-e6-for-photodynamic-therapy
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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
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074274/glioma-experimental-models-and-reality
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REVIEW
Krissie Lenting, Roel Verhaak, Mark Ter Laan, Pieter Wesseling, William Leenders
In theory, in vitro and in vivo models for human gliomas have great potential to not only enhance our understanding of glioma biology, but also to facilitate the development of novel treatment strategies for these tumors. For reliable prediction and validation of the effects of different therapeutic modalities, however, glioma models need to comply with specific and more strict demands than other models of cancer, and these demands are directly related to the combination of genetic aberrations and the specific brain micro-environment gliomas grow in...
January 10, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069384/regulation-of-cancerous-progression-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-mir-34c-3p-via-modulation-of-map3k2-signaling-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#4
Jiang Wu, Wei-Zhi Li, Mei-Ling Huang, Hong-Liang Wei, Ting Wang, Jing Fan, Nan-Lin Li, Rui Ling
Emerging but limited data have evidenced an essential involvement of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the development and progression of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), which empowers these small regulators as an innovative therapeutic approach, especially for this unique tumor subgroup still lacking an efficient and specific therapeutic target. Herein, we reported the down-regulation of miR-34c-3p level in TNBC tissues, and its expression was closely associated with estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), but not other receptors, in well-characterized breast cancer (BCa) cells...
January 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068155/the-cost-of-survival-an-exploration-of-colorectal-cancer-survivors-experiences-of-pain
#5
Amanda Drury, Sheila Payne, Anne-Marie Brady
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine report 'From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor' has drawn widespread attention to the experiences of cancer survivors. Research examining the symptom experiences of survivors are proliferative within the literature but limited by samples which include multiple tumor groups and varying inclusion criteria. This cross-sectional quantitative study seeks to examine pain and quality of life (QoL) in the context of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivorship, as defined by the Institute of Medicine...
January 9, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049899/the-incidence-of-cisplatin-induced-hypomagnesemia-in-cervical-cancer-patients-receiving-cisplatin-alone
#6
Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Kazushi Watanabe, Hiroshi Matsushita, Ikuto Tsukiyama, Katsuhiko Matsuura, Akihiko Wakatsuki
 Hypomagnesemia is one side effect in patients receiving cisplatin. However, there are few reports of cisplatin-induced hypomagnesemia in Japan. We retrospectively investigated the incidence of hypomagnesemia and nephrotoxicity in patients undergoing radiation therapy who were treated with cisplatin alone (dosage: 40 mg/m(2), administration interval: 1 week) for cervical cancer. Thirty-two patients undergoing radiation therapy who received cisplatin alone for cervical cancer between January 2012 and May 2016 at Aichi Medical University Hospital were included...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048581/su-c-204-06-monte-carlo-dose-calculation-for-kilovoltage-x-ray-psoralen-activated-cancer-therapy-x-pact-preliminary-results
#7
S Mein, R Gunasingha, M Nolan, M Oldham, J Adamson
PURPOSE: X-PACT is an experimental cancer therapy where kV x-rays are used to photo-activate anti-cancer therapeutics through phosphor intermediaries (phosphors that absorb x-rays and re-radiate as UV light). Clinical trials in pet dogs are currently underway (NC State College of Veterinary Medicine) and an essential component is the ability to model the kV dose in these dogs. Here we report the commissioning and characterization of a Monte Carlo (MC) treatment planning simulation tool to calculate X-PACT radiation doses in canine trials...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048551/we-fg-brb-02-spatial-mapping-of-the-rbe-of-scanned-particle-beams
#8
D Grosshans
: The physical pattern of energy deposition and the enhanced relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of protons and carbon ions compared to photons offer unique and not fully understood or exploited opportunities to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy. Variations in RBE within a pristine or spread out Bragg peak and between particle types may be exploited to enhance cell killing in target regions without a corresponding increase in damage to normal tissue structures. In addition, the decreased sensitivity of hypoxic tumors to photon-based therapies may be partially overcome through the use of more densely ionizing radiations...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048276/su-f-t-525-monitordeep-inspiratory-breathhold-with-a-laser-sensor-for-radiation-therapy-of-left-breast-cancer
#9
A Tai, D J Li, A Currey, X Allen Li
PURPOSE: Radiation therapy (RT) of left sided breast cancers with deep-inspiratory breathhold (DIBH) can reduce the dose to heart. The purpose of this study is to develop and test a new laser-based tool to improve ease of RT delivery using DIBH. METHODS: A laser sensor together with breathing monitor device (Anzai Inc., Japan) was used to record the surface breathing motion of phantom/volunteers. The device projects a laser beam to the chestwall and the reflected light creates a focal spot on a light detecting element...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048194/we-fg-brb-01-clinical-significance-of-rbe-variations-in-proton-therapy
#10
H Paganetti
: The physical pattern of energy deposition and the enhanced relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of protons and carbon ions compared to photons offer unique and not fully understood or exploited opportunities to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy. Variations in RBE within a pristine or spread out Bragg peak and between particle types may be exploited to enhance cell killing in target regions without a corresponding increase in damage to normal tissue structures. In addition, the decreased sensitivity of hypoxic tumors to photon-based therapies may be partially overcome through the use of more densely ionizing radiations...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047331/su-f-t-135-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-impact-of-range-uncertainty-in-brain-patients
#11
K Grantham, L Santanam, S Goddu, B Sun, T Zhang, S Mutic, C Robinson, J Huang, S Perkins, C Tsien, J Bradley, T Zhao
PURPOSE: We retrospectively evaluate the dosimetric impact of a 3.5% range uncertainty on CTV coverage and normal organ toxicity for a cohort of brain patients. METHODS: Twenty treatment plans involving 20 brain cancer patients treated with Mevions S250 were reviewed. Forty uncertain plans were made by changing the ranges in original plans by ±3.5% while keeping all devices unchanged. Fidelity to the original plans was evaluated with gamma index. Changes in generalized equivalent uniform dose (gEUD) were reported for the following structures: CTV coverage, brainstem, optic chiasm, and optic nerves...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046959/we-fg-brb-03-challenges-and-opportunities-for-implementing-biological-optimization-in-particle-therapy
#12
D Carlson
: The physical pattern of energy deposition and the enhanced relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of protons and carbon ions compared to photons offer unique and not fully understood or exploited opportunities to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy. Variations in RBE within a pristine or spread out Bragg peak and between particle types may be exploited to enhance cell killing in target regions without a corresponding increase in damage to normal tissue structures. In addition, the decreased sensitivity of hypoxic tumors to photon-based therapies may be partially overcome through the use of more densely ionizing radiations...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046508/we-fg-brb-00-the-challenges-of-predicting-rbe-effects-in-particle-therapy-and-opportunities-for-improving-cancer-therapy
#13
David Carlson
: The physical pattern of energy deposition and the enhanced relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of protons and carbon ions compared to photons offer unique and not fully understood or exploited opportunities to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy. Variations in RBE within a pristine or spread out Bragg peak and between particle types may be exploited to enhance cell killing in target regions without a corresponding increase in damage to normal tissue structures. In addition, the decreased sensitivity of hypoxic tumors to photon-based therapies may be partially overcome through the use of more densely ionizing radiations...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046299/we-fg-brb-04-rbes-for-human-lung-cancer-cells-exposed-to-protons-and-heavier-ions-implications-for-clinical-use-of-charged-particles-in-cancer-therapy
#14
K Held
: The physical pattern of energy deposition and the enhanced relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of protons and carbon ions compared to photons offer unique and not fully understood or exploited opportunities to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy. Variations in RBE within a pristine or spread out Bragg peak and between particle types may be exploited to enhance cell killing in target regions without a corresponding increase in damage to normal tissue structures. In addition, the decreased sensitivity of hypoxic tumors to photon-based therapies may be partially overcome through the use of more densely ionizing radiations...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045715/oncologic-procedures-amenable-to-fluorescence-guided-surgery
#15
Kiranya E Tipirneni, Jason M Warram, Lindsay S Moore, Andrew C Prince, Esther de Boer, Aditi H Jani, Irene L Wapnir, Joseph C Liao, Michael Bouvet, Nicole K Behnke, Mary T Hawn, George A Poultsides, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, William R Carroll, Kurt R Zinn, Eben Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: Although fluorescence imaging is being applied to a wide range of cancers, it remains unclear which disease populations will benefit greatest. Therefore, we review the potential of this technology to improve outcomes in surgical oncology with attention to the various surgical procedures while exploring trial endpoints that may be optimal for each tumor type. BACKGROUND: For many tumors, primary treatment is surgical resection with negative margins, which corresponds to improved survival and a reduction in subsequent adjuvant therapies...
December 30, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039784/verteporfin-based-silica-nanoparticle-for-in-vitro-selective-inhibition-of-human-highly-invasive-melanoma-cell-proliferation
#16
Manuela Rizzi, Stelvio Tonello, Bianca Martins Estevão, Enrica Gianotti, Leonardo Marchese, Filippo Renò
Photodinamic therapy (PDT) has gained an increasing interest as a new tool to treat skin cancers such as melanoma. This clinical approach take advantage from the combination of a photosensitizer and a specific light wavelength able to induce singlet oxygen production. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) have been widely investigated as drug nanocarriers as their structure and morphology could be customized to produce suitable nanoplatforms enabling high cargo capacity. In the present study MSNs were successfully conjugated with the second generation photosensitizer verteporfin and the resulting nanoplatform (Ver-MSNs) was tested in an in vitro PDT model as a potential tool for melanoma treatment...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027959/polysarcosine-brush-stabilized-gold-nanorods-for-in-vivo-near-infrared-photothermal-tumor-therapy
#17
Hong Zhu, Ying Chen, Fang-Jie Yan, Jin Chen, Xin-Feng Tao, Jun Ling, Bo Yang, Qiao-Jun He, Zheng-Wei Mao
: Gold nanorods (AuNRs) are suitable candidates for photothermal therapy in vivo, because of their excellent ability to transfer near-infrared (NIR) light into heat. However, appropriate surface should be generated on AuNRs before their in vivo application because of the low colloidal stability in complicate biological environment and relatively strong toxicity compared to their pristine stabilizer cetyltrimethylammonium bromide. In the current study, polysarcosine (PS), a non-ionic hydrophilic polypeptoid whose structure is similar to polypeptides, bearing repeating units of natural α-amino acid, was used to stabilize AuNRs due to its excellent hydrophilicity and biocompatibility...
December 24, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024695/tumor-b7-h3-cd276-expression-and-smoking-history-in-relation-to-lung-adenocarcinoma-prognosis
#18
Kentaro Inamura, Yusuke Yokouchi, Maki Kobayashi, Rie Sakakibara, Hironori Ninomiya, Sophia Subat, Hiroko Nagano, Kimie Nomura, Sakae Okumura, Tomoko Shibutani, Yuichi Ishikawa
OBJECTIVES: Compared with non-smoking counterparts, smoking-associated lung cancers have a higher mutational load, resulting in the creation of more tumor neoantigens and increased immunogenicity. B7-H3 (also known as CD276) belongs to a family of immune modulators that includes PD-1 and PD-L1 (also known as B7-H1 or CD274). Considering the evidence that PD-L1 inhibitors have been shown to be more effective against lung cancer in smokers, we herein examined the prognostic interaction of tumor B7-H3 expression level with smoking history in lung adenocarcinoma patients...
January 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987651/multifunctional-theranostic-pluronic-mixed-micelles-improve-targeted-photoactivity-of-verteporfin-in-cancer-cells
#19
Diogo Silva Pellosi, Italo Rodrigo Calori, Leonardo Barcelos de Paula, Noboru Hioka, Fabiana Quaglia, Antonio Claudio Tedesco
Nanotechnology development provides new strategies to treat cancer by integration of different treatment modalities in a single multifunctional nanoparticle. In this scenario, we applied the multifunctional Pluronic P123/F127 mixed micelles for Verteporfin-mediated photodynamic therapy in PC3 and MCF-7 cancer cells. Micelles functionalization aimed the targeted delivery by the insertion of biotin moiety on micelle surface and fluorescence image-based through rhodamine-B dye conjugation in the polymer chains...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976881/photodynamic-therapy-mediated-by-nontoxic-core-shell-nanoparticles-synergizes-with-immune-checkpoint-blockade-to-elicit-antitumor-immunity-and-antimetastatic-effect-on-breast-cancer
#20
Xiaopin Duan, Christina Chan, Nining Guo, Wenbo Han, Ralph R Weichselbaum, Wenbin Lin
An effective, nontoxic, tumor-specific immunotherapy is the ultimate goal in the battle against cancer, especially the metastatic disease. Checkpoint blockade-based immunotherapies have been shown to be extraordinarily effective but benefit only the minority of patients whose tumors have been pre-infiltrated by T cells. Here, we show that Zn-pyrophosphate (ZnP) nanoparticles loaded with the photosensitizer pyrolipid (ZnP@pyro) can kill tumor cells upon irradiation with light directly by inducing apoptosis and/or necrosis and indirectly by disrupting tumor vasculature and increasing tumor immunogenicity...
December 28, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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