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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334506/targeted-biopsy-benefits-and-limitations
#1
Stephanie Purnell, Jonathan Bloom, Vladimir Valera Romero, Bradford Wood, Ismail Baris Turkbey, Peter A Pinto
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the current literature regarding the role of multiparametric MRI and fusion-guided biopsies in urologic practice. RECENT FINDINGS: Fusion biopsies consistently show an increase in the detection of clinically significant cancers and decrease in low-risk disease that may be more suitable for active surveillance. Although, when to incorporate multiparametric MRI into workup is not clearly agreed upon, studies have shown a clear benefit in both biopsy naïve and those with prior negative biopsies in determining the appropriate treatment strategy...
January 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325767/primary-synovial-sarcoma-arising-from-gingivo-buccal-sulcus-harbouring-ss18-ssx2-positive-fusion-transcript-the-1st-reported-case-in-english-literature
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Tanush Vig, Meera Thomas, Rekha Pai, Amit Jiwan Tirkey, Rajnikanth Janakiraman
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a mesenchymal tumour of uncertain histiogenesis that can show dual epithelial and mesenchymal differentiation. Thought to arise predominantly in deep soft tissue of extremities, these sarcomas have shown that they can affect a wide variety of organs and sites, however intraoral mucosal SS is rarely encountered and herein the authors present possibly the second reported case of a young lady presenting with a slow growing tumour arising in the gingivo-buccal sulcus that was reported as Synovial sarcoma on biopsy and subsequently confirmed using molecular studies, tumour demonstrating SS18-SSX2 fusion transcript...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323084/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-associated-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-and-t-lymphoblastic-lymphoma
#3
Gayathri Gopan, T M Anoop, N P Prakash, Rakul Nambiar, R Krishnachandran
Myeloid and lymphoid hematological malignancies with eosinophilia and abnormalities of fibroblast growth factor receptor-1 (FGFR1) result from the formation of abnormal fusion genes that encode constitutively activated tyrosine kinases. The WHO classification (2008) of hematolymphoid neoplasms recognizes a category of myeloid and lymphoid neoplasms with eosinophilia and abnormalities of FGFR1. Here, we present the case of a 30-year-old-woman who was diagnosed with T-lymphoblastic lymphoma from lymph node biopsy and myeloproliferative neoplasm with eosinophilia from bone marrow studies...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318440/correction-to-mri-us-fusion-guided-biopsy-performing-exclusively-targeted-biopsies-for-the-early-detection-of-prostate-cancer
#4
Maurizio Del Monte, Costantino Leonardo, Vincenzo Salvo, Marcello Domenico Grompone, Martina Pecoraro, Arnaldo Stanzione, Riccardo Campa, Francesco Vullo, Alessandro Sciarra, Carlo Catalano, Valeria Panebianco
In the original publication of the article, the first and last names of the second author were interchanged.
January 9, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304256/dynamics-ultrastructure-and-gene-expression-of-human-in-vitro-organized-testis-cells-from-testicular-sperm-extraction-biopsies
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Kathrein von Kopylow, Wolfgang Schulze, Andrea Salzbrunn, Matthias Schaks, Elke Schäfer, Beate Roth, Stefan Schlatt, Andrej-Nikolai Spiess
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to induce in-vitro reorganization of primary human testis cells from testicular sperm extraction (TESE) biopsies, maintain their long-term cultivation in a 2D system and identify cellular compositions? SUMMARY ANSWER: In-vitro reorganization of primary human testis cells from TESE biopsies and their long-term cultivation on uncoated cell culture dishes is feasible and the cellular compositions can be uncovered through gene expression and microscopic analyses...
January 3, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290820/breaking-the-barrier-potent-anti-inflammatory-activity-following-efficient-topical-delivery-of-etanercept-using-thermoresponsive-nanogels
#6
M Giulbudagian, G Yealland, S Hönzke, A Edlich, B Geisendörfer, B Kleuser, S Hedtrich, M Calderón
Topical administration permits targeted, sustained delivery of therapeutics to human skin. Delivery to the skin, however, is typically limited to lipophilic molecules with molecular weight of < 500 Da, capable of crossing the stratum corneum. Nevertheless, there are indications protein delivery may be possible in barrier deficient skin, a condition found in several inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, using novel nanocarrier systems. METHODS: Water in water thermo-nanoprecipitation; dynamic light scattering; zeta potential measurement; nanoparticle tracking analysis; atomic force microscopy; cryogenic transmission electron microscopy; UV absorption; centrifugal separation membranes; bicinchoninic acid assay; circular dichroism; TNFα binding ELISA; inflammatory skin equivalent construction; human skin biopsies; immunohistochemistry; fluorescence microscopy; western blot; monocyte derived Langerhans cells; ELISA Results: Here, we report the novel synthesis of thermoresponsive nanogels (tNG) and the stable encapsulation of the anti-TNFα fusion protein etanercept (ETR) (~150 kDa) without alteration to its structure, as well as temperature triggered release from the tNGs...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290262/gcc2-alk-as-a-targetable-fusion-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-its-enduring-clinical-responses-to-alk-inhibitors
#7
Junhong Jiang, Xue Wu, Xiaoling Tong, Wangzhi Wei, Anan Chen, Xiaonan Wang, Yang W Shao, Jianan Huang
OBJECTIVES: ALK, RET and ROS1 fusions have been identified as treatable targets in 5%-15% of non-small-cell lung cancers, and thanks to the advanced sequencing technologies, their new partner genes have been steadily detected. Here we identified a rare fusion of ALK (GCC2-ALK) in a patient with advanced lung adenocarcinoma and monitored the treatment efficacy of ALK inhibitors on this patient. We further performed in vitro functional studies of this fusion protein for evaluating its oncogenic potential...
January 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282497/internal-fusion-exact-correlation-of-transrectal-ultrasound-images-of-the-prostate-by-detailed-landmarks-over-time-for-targeted-biopsies-or-follow-up
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REVIEW
Yanqi Xie, Theodoros Tokas, Björn Grabski, Tillmann Loch
PURPOSE: Innovative imaging modalities are applied for diagnosing and follow-up of prostate cancer (PCa). To perform authentic targeted biopsies and evaluate prostate changes, it is essential to reliably identify and hit targets in their true anatomical location over time. A newly described image correlation method (Internal Fusion) allows precise correlation of serial transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) images in vitro and vivo. Identifiable morphologic structures such as prostatic calcifications define internal anchor points (Internal Landmarks) to facilitate exact correlation...
December 27, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277318/t2e-tmprss2-erg-fusion-transcripts-are-associated-with-higher-levels-of-amacr-mrna-and-a-subsequent-prostate-cancer-diagnosis-in-patients-with-atypical-small-acinar-proliferation
#9
Isil Ezgi Eryilmaz, Yakup Kordan, Berna Aytac Vuruskan, Onur Kaygısız, Berrin Tunca, Gulsah Cecener
Genetic rearrangements involving androgen-regulated transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) and genes from the ETS transcription factor family, most commonly ERG and ETV1, result in alteration that responsible for oncogenic activity in prostate cancer (PC). The aims of the present study were to: 1) investigate the frequency of these fusion transcripts in prostate tissue samples obtained from patients diagnosed with atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP), 2) determine any clinical significance of T2E expression at the RNA level in predicting PC detection in subsequent biopsies, and 3) evaluate expression of the PC marker, alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR), according to T2E status by real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR (RT-qPCR)...
December 22, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261439/targeting-androgen-receptor-and-dna-repair-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-results-from-nci-9012
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Maha Hussain, Stephanie Daignault-Newton, Przemyslaw W Twardowski, Costantine Albany, Mark N Stein, Lakshmi P Kunju, Javed Siddiqui, Yi-Mi Wu, Dan Robinson, Robert J Lonigro, Xuhong Cao, Scott A Tomlins, Rohit Mehra, Kathleen A Cooney, Bruce Montgomery, Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Daniel H Shevrin, Paul G Corn, Young E Whang, David C Smith, Megan V Caram, Karen E Knudsen, Walter M Stadler, Felix Y Feng, Arul M Chinnaiyan
Purpose To determine whether cotargeting poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 plus androgen receptor is superior to androgen receptor inhibition in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and whether ETS fusions predict response. Patients and Methods Patients underwent metastatic site biopsy and were stratified by ETS status and randomly assigned to abiraterone plus prednisone without (arm A) or with veliparib (arm B). Primary objectives were: confirmed prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response rate (RR) and whether ETS fusions predicted response...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245254/a-primary-gastric-synovial-sarcoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
REVIEW
In Tae So, Kwang Bum Cho, Ju Yup Lee, Sang Jin Kim, Hye In Jung, Jong Hwan Choi, Yoo Jin Lee, Hyun Jik Lee, Kyung Sik Park, Seung Wan Ryu, Yu Na Kang
RATIONALE: When a gastric spindle cell tumor is observed, the possibility of synovial carcinoma, besides common mesenchymal tumor, should also be considered. PRESENTING CONCERNS OF THE PATIENT: The patient is a 51-year-old American woman who underwent medical check-up at a general hospital. Upper endoscopy showed a 2-cm sized mass covered with intact mucosa, and a central depression located on the posterior wall of the mid body. Biopsy of the mass showed focal atypical cells proliferation in mucosa on hematoxylin & eosin (H&E) staining...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233150/a-prospective-study-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-ultrasonography-mri-us-fusion-targeted-biopsy-and-concurrent-systematic-transperineal-biopsy-with-the-average-of-18-cores-to-detect-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer
#12
Yuji Hakozaki, Hisashi Matsushima, Jimpei Kumagai, Taro Murata, Tomoko Masuda, Yoko Hirai, Mai Oda, Nobuo Kawauchi, Munehiro Yokoyama, Yukio Homma
BACKGROUND: This study compared the detection rates for clinically significant prostate cancer (CSPC) between magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography (MRI/US)-fusion-targeted biopsy (TB), systematic biopsy (SB) and combination of TB and SB. METHODS: This prospective study evaluated simultaneous TB and SB for consecutive patients with suspicious lesions that were detected using pre-biopsy multiparametric MRI. A commercially available real-time virtual sonography system was used to perform the MRI/US-fusion TB with the transperineal technique...
December 12, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232269/mr-guided-biopsy-and-focal-therapy-new-options-for-prostate-cancer-management
#13
Fuad F Elkhoury, Demetrios N Simopoulos, Leonard S Marks
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Options for prostate cancer management are rapidly expanding. The recent advent of MRI technology has led to guided prostate biopsies by radiologists working in-bore or by urologists using MR/US fusion technology. The resulting tumor visualization now provides the option of focal therapy. Currently available are highly directed energies - focused ultrasound (HIFU), cryotherapy, and laser - all offering the hope of curing prostate cancer with few side effects. RECENT FINDINGS: MRI now enables visualization of many prostate cancers...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226826/prostate-magnetic-resonance-imaging-interpretation-varies-substantially-across-radiologists
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Geoffrey A Sonn, Richard E Fan, Pejman Ghanouni, Nancy N Wang, James D Brooks, Andreas M Loening, Bruce L Daniel, Katherine J To'o, Alan E Thong, John T Leppert
BACKGROUND: Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) interpreted by experts is a powerful tool for diagnosing prostate cancer. However, the generalizability of published results across radiologists of varying expertise has not been verified. OBJECTIVE: To assess variability in mpMRI reporting and diagnostic accuracy across radiologists of varying experience in routine clinical care. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Men who underwent mpMRI and MR-fusion biopsy between 2014-2016...
December 6, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211932/targeted-versus-systematic-robot-assisted-transperineal-mri-trus-fusion-prostate-biopsy
#15
J Mischinger, S Kaufmann, G I Russo, N Harland, S Rausch, B Amend, M Scharpf, L Loewe, T Todenhoefer, M Notohamiprodjo, K Nikolaou, A Stenzl, J Bedke, S Kruck
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the performance of transperineal robot-assisted (RA) targeted (TB) and systematic (SB) prostate biopsy in the primary and repeat biopsy setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were admitted to RA biopsy between 2014-2016. Prior to RA-TB, multiparametric (mp) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was performed. Prostate lesions were scored (Prostate Imaging, Reporting and Data System Version 2) and used for RA-TB planning. In addition, RA-SB was performed...
December 6, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205162/multiparametric-mri-guided-biopsy-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
#16
Miguel A Bergero, Pablo F Martínez, Jan P Radtke, Boris A Hadaschik
OBJECTIVE: Technical improvements in prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have resulted in the use of MRI to target prostate biopsy. This allowed urologists to progress from blind biopsies to target biopsies with a better performance in prostate cancer (PC) diagnosis. We herein review the current status of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guided Biopsy (MRGB) for the detection of PC. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted using PubMed, Embase and Cochrane using the search criteria: "PC and MRI/US fusion" or "PC and guided biopsy" or "PC and multiparametric MRI" or "PC and MRI guided prostate biopsy"...
December 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203158/are-concurrent-systematic-cores-needed-at-the-time-of-targeted-biopsy-in-patients-with-prior-negative-prostate-biopsies
#17
S Albisinni, F Aoun, A Noel, E El Rassy, M Lemort, M Paesmans, R van Velthoven, T Roumeguère, A Peltier
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: MRI-guided targeted biopsies are advised in patients who have undergone an initial series of negative systematic biopsies, in whom prostate cancer (PCa) suspicion remains elevated. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether, in men with prior negative prostate biopsies, systematic cores are also warranted at the time of an MRI-targeted repeat biopsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We enrolled patients with prior negative biopsy undergoing real time MRI/TRUS fusion guided prostate biopsy at our institute between 2014 and 2016...
December 1, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198006/characteristics-of-pi-rads-4-lesions-within-the-prostatic-peripheral-zone-a-retrospective-diagnostic-accuracy-study-evaluating-170-lesions
#18
Prasad R Shankar, Nicole E Curci, Matthew S Davenport
PURPOSE: To determine whether peripheral zone PI-RADS 4 observations can be further risk-stratified. METHODS: This was an IRB-approved HIPAA-compliant retrospective diagnostic accuracy study. Peripheral zone PI-RADS 4 observations prospectively identified at the study institution from 8/1/2015 to 12/31/2016 (n = 170 in 149 mpMRIs) were reviewed independently by two blinded genitourinary radiologists on the basis of (a) PI-RADS v2 shape, (b) pattern of peripheral zone sparing, and (c) rationale for PI-RADS 4 designation...
December 2, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197919/prostate-ultrasound-back-in-business
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REVIEW
Nicolae Crisan, Iulia Andras, Corina Radu, David Andras, Radu-Tudor Coman, Paul Tucan, Doina Pisla, Dana Crisan, Ioan Coman
The use of grey scale prostate ultrasound decreased after the implementation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the diagnosis and evaluation of prostate cancer. The new developments, such as multiparametric ultrasound and MRI-ultrasound fusion technology, renewed the interest for this imaging method in the assessment of prostate cancer. The purpose of this paper was to review the current role of prostate ultrasound in the setting of these new applications. A thorough reevaluation of the selection criteria of the patients is required to assess which patients would benefit from multiparametric ultrasound, who wouldbenefit from multiparametric MRI or the combination of both to assist prostate biopsy in order to ensure the balance between overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of prostate cancer...
November 29, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197033/establishment-and-proteomic-characterization-of-patient-derived-clear-cell-sarcoma-xenografts-and-cell-lines
#20
Marimu Sakumoto, Rieko Oyama, Mami Takahashi, Yoko Takai, Fusako Kito, Kumiko Shiozawa, Zhiwei Qiao, Makoto Endo, Akihiko Yoshida, Akira Kawai, Tadashi Kondo
Clear cell sarcoma (CCS) is an aggressive mesenchymal malignancy characterized by the unique chimeric EWS-ATF1 fusion gene. Patient-derived cancer models are essential tools for the understanding of tumorigenesis and the development of anti-cancer drugs; however, only a limited number of CCS cell lines exist. The objective of this study was to establish patient-derived CCS models. We established patient-derived CCS models from a 43-yr-old female patient. We prepared the patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) from tumor tissues obtained through biopsy or surgery and isolated stable cell lines from PDXs and the original tumor tissue...
December 1, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
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