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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222325/cells-to-prevent-treat-relapse-following-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Andrew C Dietz, Alan S Wayne
Relapse of cancer remains one of the primary causes of treatment failure and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). A multitude of approaches have been used in the management of posttransplant relapse. This review focuses on recent data with cellular therapies designed to treat or prevent posttransplant relapse of hematologic malignancies, although many of these therapeutic approaches also have applications to solid tumors and in the nontransplant setting. Currently available cell therapies include second transplant, natural killer cells, monocyte-derived dendritic cell vaccines, and lymphocytes via donor lymphocyte infusion, antigen-primed cytotoxic T lymphocytes, cytokine-induced killer cells, marrow-infiltrating lymphocytes, and chimeric antigen receptor T cells...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218300/the-dual-role-of-cellular-senescence-in-developing-tumors-and-their-response-to-cancer-therapy
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Markus Schosserer, Johannes Grillari, Michael Breitenbach
Cellular senescence describes an irreversible growth arrest characterized by distinct morphology, gene expression pattern, and secretory phenotype. The final or intermediate stages of senescence can be reached by different genetic mechanisms and in answer to different external and internal stresses. It has been maintained in the literature but never proven by clearcut experiments that the induction of senescence serves the evolutionary purpose of protecting the individual from development and growth of cancers...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217634/anthracycline-cardiotoxicity-an-update-on-mechanisms-monitoring-and-prevention
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Peter A Henriksen
Anthracycline chemotherapy causes dose-related cardiomyocyte injury and death leading to left ventricular dysfunction. Clinical heart failure may ensue in up to 5% of high-risk patients. Improved cancer survival together with better awareness of the late effects of cardiotoxicity has led to growing recognition of the need for surveillance of anthracycline-treated cancer survivors with early intervention to treat or prevent heart failure. The main mechanism of anthracycline cardiotoxicity is now thought to be through inhibition of topoisomerase 2β resulting in activation of cell death pathways and inhibition of mitochondrial biogenesis...
December 7, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216960/estimation-study-of-new-cancer-cases-and-deaths-in-wuwei-hexi-corridor-region-china-2018
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Bo Yu Cao, Cheng Yun Li, Feng Lan Xu, Xiao Qin Liu, Yan Xu Yang, Jing Li, Cai Yun Gao, You Ming Rong, Rong Cheng Li, Ya Li Li, Shan Zheng, Ya Na Bai, Yan Cheng Ye
Population-based cancer registration data were collected to estimate the cancer incidence and mortality in Wuwei, Hexi Corridor Region, China in 2018. We used the 2011-2013 data to predict the number of new cases and deaths in 2018 and the 2003-2013 data to analyze trends in cancer incidence and mortality. The goal is to enable cancer prevention and control directions. Our results indicated that stomach cancer is the most common cancer. For all cancers combined, the incidence and mortality rates showed significantly increasing trends (+2...
November 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216565/incidence-prevalence-mortality-disability-adjusted-life-years-and-risk-factors-of-cancer-in-australia-and-comparison-with-oecd-countries-1990-2015-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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Yohannes Adama Melaku, Sarah L Appleton, Tiffany K Gill, Felix A Ogbo, Elizabeth Buckley, Zumin Shi, Tim Driscoll, Robert Adams, Benjamin C Cowie, Christina Fitzmaurice
BACKGROUND: Comparative evidence on the burden, trend, and risk factors of cancer is limited. Using data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, we aimed to assess cancer burden - incidence, prevalence, mortality, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) - and attributable risk factors for Australia between 1990 and 2015, and to compare them with those of 34 members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). METHODS: The general GBD cancer estimation methods were used with data input from vital registration systems and cancer registries...
December 4, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216518/expanding-horizons-new-roles-for-non-canonical-rna-binding-proteins-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Samantha Moore, Aino I Järvelin, Ilan Davis, Gareth L Bond, Alfredo Castello
Cancer development involves the stepwise accumulation of genetic lesions that overcome the normal regulatory pathways that prevent unconstrained cell division and tissue growth. Identification of the genetic changes that cause cancer has long been the subject of intensive study, leading to the identification of several RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) linked to cancer. Cross-reference of the complement of RBPs recently identified by RNA interactome capture with cancer-associated genes and biological processes led to the identification of a set of 411 proteins with potential implications in cancer biology...
December 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216499/vitamin-d3-decreases-glycolysis-and-invasiveness-and-increases-cellular-stiffness-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Julianna Maria Santos, Zeina Shereen Khan, Maliha Tabassum Munir, Kaiser Tarafdar, Shaikh Mizanoor Rahman, Fazle Hussain
Breast cancer is one of the major causes of death in the USA. Cancer cells, including breast, have high glycolysis rates to meet their energy demands for survival and growth. Vitamin D3 (VD3) is important for many important physiological processes such as bone mineralization, but its anticancer role is yet to be proven. We find that VD3 treatment significantly down-regulates glycolytic enzymes and genes and decreases glucose uptake - for both lowly metastatic MCF-7 and highly metastatic MDA-MB-231 (MB231) breast cancer cells...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214413/new-cancer-cases-in-france-in-2015-attributable-to-infectious-agents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kevin David Shield, Claire Marant Micallef, Catherine de Martel, Isabelle Heard, Francis Megraud, Martyn Plummer, Jérôme Vignat, Freddie Bray, Isabelle Soerjomataram
To provide an assessment of the burden of cancer in France in 2015 attributable to infectious agents. A systematic literature review in French representative cancer cases series was undertaken of the prevalence of infectious agents with the major associated cancer types. PubMed was searched for original studies published up to September 2016; random-effects meta-analyses were performed. Cancer incidence data were obtained from the French Cancer Registries Network, thereby allowing the calculation of national incidence estimates...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212262/a-missense-variant-in-ezh2-is-associated-with-colorectal-cancer-risk-in-a-chinese-population
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Huihui Li, Chunxiao Chang, Yuhong Shang, Ling Qiang, Baoxuan Zhang, Bing Bu, Guohua Ren, Lihua Song, Mao Shang, Jinming Yu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) ranks the fifth leading cause of cancer death in China. EZH2 is a member of Polycomb-group (PcG) family and associated with transcriptional repression and cancer development. In this study, we report the association between a missense variant in EZH2 and risk of CRC. Through a systematic selection of variants in EZH2, we identified rs2302427 in the exon region of EZH2 and genotyped this variant in 852 CRC patients and 1,303 healthy controls using Taqman genotyping assay. The association between this variant and CRC risk was calculated using logistic regression with adjustment of sex, age, smoking status and drinking status...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212227/shift-in-energy-metabolism-caused-by-glucocorticoids-enhances-the-effect-of-cytotoxic-anti-cancer-drugs-against-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
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Shigeki Aoki, Michie Morita, Takuya Hirao, Masashi Yamaguchi, Reika Shiratori, Megumi Kikuya, Hiroji Chibana, Kousei Ito
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood malignancy. Treatments include glucocorticoids (GCs) such as dexamethasone (Dex) and prednisolone, which may be of value when used alongside cytotoxic anti-cancer drugs. To predict therapeutic efficacy of GCs, their activity against ALL cells is usually examined prior to chemotherapy; however, few studies have examined their effects when used in combination with other drugs. The paradox is that cytotoxic anti-cancer drugs that are effective against proliferating cancer cells show synergistic effects when used with GCs that prevent cell proliferation...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210813/effect-of-low-volume-split-dose-purgative-on-the-quality-of-bowel-prep-for-colonoscopy-on-the-hospitalized-patient
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Judy A Corliss
Although colon cancer is preventable, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States (). Colonoscopy is as yet the gold standard for colon cancer prevention (). The success of colonoscopy is dependent upon the quality of the bowel prep. The problem addressed in this study was the impact of hospitalization on bowel prep quality. The participants in this study were 54 consecutive inpatients older than 18 years and 52 consecutive outpatients older than 18 years who were scheduled for colonoscopy in the Endoscopy Lab at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital...
November 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210616/mothers-willingness-to-pay-for-daughters-hpv-vaccine-in-northern-vietnam
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Ha Dinh Thu, Huong Nguyen Thanh, Thuy Hua Thanh, Le Nguyen Hai, Van Tran Thi, Nguyen Manh Tri, Anne Buvé
HPV vaccine is effective in preventing Human papillomavirus, the main cause of cervical cancer. In Vietnam, at first, it was subsidized at $5░a dose and reached the coverage of 96% in 2 pilot provinces, indicating potentially high acceptance. Currently, it is provided at $120-195 for three doses. This is a cross-sectional study, conducted in two northern rural districts of Vietnam. Researchers present findings to show 53.1% of mothers stated their willingness to pay (WTP) for HPV vaccine for their daughters...
December 6, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210031/adjuvant-statin-therapy-for-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-a-cost-utility-analysis
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Rebekah Fong Soe Khioe, Chris Skedgel, Andrew Hart, Michael Philip Nelson Lewis, Leo Alexandre
BACKGROUND: Emerging preclinical evidence indicates statins, medications commonly used in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), inhibit proliferation, promote apoptosis and limit invasiveness of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Population-based observational data demonstrate statin treatment after diagnosis of EAC is associated with significant reductions in all-cause and cancer-specific mortality. A feasibility study of adjuvant statin therapy following potentially curative resection for EAC has been completed, with planned progression to a full phase III, randomized controlled trial...
December 5, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209143/risk-factors-and-preventions-of-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Yi-Sheng Sun, Zhao Zhao, Zhang-Nv Yang, Fang Xu, Hang-Jing Lu, Zhi-Yong Zhu, Wen Shi, Jianmin Jiang, Ping-Ping Yao, Han-Ping Zhu
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. The development of breast cancer is a multi-step process involving multiple cell types, and its prevention remains challenging in the world. Early diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the best approaches to prevent this disease. In some developed countries, the 5-year relative survival rate of breast cancer patients is above 80% due to early prevention. In the recent decade, great progress has been made in the understanding of breast cancer as well as in the development of preventative methods...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209103/hiv-as-a-cause-of-immune-activation-and-immunosenescence
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REVIEW
T Sokoya, H C Steel, M Nieuwoudt, T M Rossouw
Systemic immune activation has emerged as an essential component of the immunopathogenesis of HIV. It not only leads to faster disease progression, but also to accelerated decline of overall immune competence. HIV-associated immune activation is characterized by an increase in proinflammatory mediators, dysfunctional T regulatory cells, and a pattern of T-cell-senescent phenotypes similar to those seen in the elderly. These changes predispose HIV-infected persons to comorbid conditions that have been linked to immunosenescence and inflamm-ageing, such as atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, neurodegeneration, and cancer...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208360/the-influence-of-soluble-fragments-of-extracellular-matrix-ecm-on-tumor-growth-and-morphology
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Nurun N Nargis, Ralph C Aldredge, Robert D Guy
A major challenge in matrix-metalloproteinase (MMP) target validation and MMP-inhibitor-drug development for anti-cancer clinical trials is to better understand their complex roles (often competing with each other) in tumor progression. While there is extensive research on the growth-promoting effects of MMPs, the growth-inhibiting effects of MMPs has not been investigated thoroughly. So we develop a continuum model of tumor growth and invasion including chemotaxis and haptotaxis in order to examine the complex interaction between the tumor and its host microenvironment and to explore the inhibiting influence of the gradients of soluble fragments of extracellular matrix (ECM) density on tumor growth and morphology...
December 2, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207134/novel-herbal-medicine-la16001-ameliorates-cisplatin-induced-anorexia
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Sang-Mi Woo, Kang Min Lee, Gyu Ri Lee, Ji Youn Park, Hee Jae Lee, Hyo-Jung Bahn, Hyun Seok Yoon, Jem Yung Kim, Young Cheol Shin, Sung-Gook Cho, Seong-Gyu Ko
Chemotherapy frequently causes anorexia in cancer patients, which has been associated with poor disease prognosis. Several therapeutic strategies for the treatment of chemotherapy‑induced anorexia are available; however, their adverse effects limit their clinical use. Herbal medicines have a long history of use for the treatment of various diseases, including cancer, and recent research has demonstrated their safety and efficacy. In the present study, combinations of herbal medicines were designed based on traditional Korean medicine, and their effects were investigated on chemotherapy‑induced anorexia...
November 28, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207005/global-health-journal-club-is-honey-effective-as-a-treatment-for-chemotherapy-induced-mucositis-in-paediatric-oncology-patients
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Amanda Friend, Fidel Rubagumya, Peter Cartledge
Oral mucositis (OM) is an inflammatory response of mucosal epithelium to the cytotoxic effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy causing severe oral pain and ulceration, which may complicate the management of cancer. The Mucositis Prevention Guideline Development Group has developed an international guideline for the prevention of mucositis in children receiving treatment for cancer or undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Evidence-based preventative strategies include cryotherapy, low-level light therapy and keratinocyte growth factor...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206085/reduction-in-the-burden-of-hospital-admissions-due-to-cervical-disease-from-2003-2014-in-spain
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Noelia López, Ángel Gil-de-Miguel, Raquel Pascual-García, Ruth Gil-Prieto
BACKGROUND: Cervix uteri cancer is the 4th most common cancer among women worldwide and the second most frequent cancer in women under 45 years old in Spain. We aimed to describe the burden of hospital admissions by malignant neoplasia (MN) and in situ carcinoma (ISC) of the cervix in Spain from 2003 to 2014, a 12-year period that included the first years after introduction of an HPV vaccination program. METHODS: This epidemiological study reviewed data from the Ministry of Health National Surveillance System, which includes more than 98% of Spanish hospitals...
December 5, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205633/a-combined-connectivity-mapping-and-pharmacoepidemiology-approach-to-identify-existing-medications-with-breast-cancer-causing-or-preventing-properties
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John Busby, Liam Murray, Ken Mills, Shu-Dong Zhang, Fabio Liberante, Chris R Cardwell
PURPOSE: We applied a novel combined connectivity mapping and pharmacoepidemiological approach to identify medications that alter breast cancer risk. METHODS: The connectivity mapping process identified 6 potentially cancer-causing (meloxicam, azithromycin, rizatriptan, citalopram, rosiglitazone, and verapamil) and 4 potentially cancer-preventing (bendroflumethiazide, sertraline, fluvastatin, and budesonide) medications that were suitable for pharmacoepidemiological investigation...
December 4, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
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