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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723673/energy-metabolism-in-glioblastoma-stem-cells-ppar%C3%AE-a-metabolic-adaptor-to-intratumoral-microenvironment
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Alessia Fidoamore, Loredana Cristiano, Chiara Laezza, Renato Galzio, Elisabetta Benedetti, Benedetta Cinque, Andrea Antonosante, Michele d'Angelo, Vanessa Castelli, Maria Grazia Cifone, Rodolfo Ippoliti, Antonio Giordano, Annamaria Cimini
Glioblastoma (GB), the most-common cancer in the adult brain, despite surgery and radio/ chemotherapy, is to date almost incurable. Many hypoxic tumors, including GB, show metabolic reprogramming to sustain uncontrolled proliferation, hypoxic conditions and angiogenesis. Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptors (PPAR), particularly the α isotype, have been involved in the control of energetic metabolism. Herein, we characterized patient-derived GB neurospheres focusing on their energetic metabolism and PPARα expression...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720549/evolutionary-basis-of-a-new-approach-for-the-treatment-of-malignant-brain-tumors-from-mice-to-humans
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Pedro R Lowenstein, Maria G Castro
Glioma cells are one of the most aggressive and malignant tumors. Following initial surgery, and radio-chemotherapy they progress rapidly, so that patients' median survival remains under two years. They invade throughout the brain, which makes them difficult to treat, and are universally lethal. Though total resection is always attempted it is not curative. Standard of care in 2016 comprises surgical resection, radiotherapy and chemotherapy (temozolomide). Median survival is currently ~14-20months post-diagnosis though it can be higher in high complexity medical university centers, or during clinical trials...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716107/biomarkers-of-resistance-to-radiation-therapy-a-prospective-study-in-cervical-carcinoma
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P Moreno-Acosta, A Vallard, S Carrillo, O Gamboa, A Romero-Rojas, M Molano, J Acosta, D Mayorga, C Rancoule, M A Garcia, M Cotes Mestre, N Magné
BACKGROUND: Clinical parameters and proteins have recently been suggested as possible causes of radiotherapy (RT) resistance in cervical carcinoma (CC). The objective of the present study was to validate prognostic biomarkers of radiation resistance. METHODS: The present prospective study included patients undergoing RT with curative intent for histologically proven locally advanced squamous cell CC. Tissues and blood samples were systematically collected before RT initiation...
July 17, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713677/radio-immunotherapy-and-chemo-immunotherapy-as-a-novel-treatment-paradigm-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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REVIEW
Licun Wu, Marc de Perrot
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive neoplasm with poor outcome. Novel radical radiation techniques using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) have become an important component of therapy in mesothelioma. Immunotherapy also provides new therapeutic options. However, how best to integrate immunotherapy with standard therapy such as radiation, chemotherapy and surgery remains unknown. A change of paradigm from adjuvant normofractionation to induction accelerated hypofractionated hemithoracic radiation could provide a platform to combine immunotherapy due to the potential benefit of short course high dose radiation on the immune system...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712852/osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-a-review-and-update-in-etiology-and-treatment
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Guilherme H Ribeiro, Emanuely S Chrun, Kamile L Dutra, Filipe I Daniel, Liliane J Grando
INTRODUCTION: Osteonecrosis of the jaws can result either from radiation, used in radiotherapy for treatment of malignant tumors, or medications used for bone remodeling and anti-angiogenesis such as bisphosphonates. These conditions can be associated with triggering factors such as infection, trauma and decreased vascularity. The management of patients with osteonecrosis of the jaws requires caution since there is no specific treatment that acts isolated and decidedly. However, different treatment modalities can be employed in an associated manner to control and stabilize lesions...
June 24, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707038/-68-ga-psma-hbed-cc-uptake-in-osteolytic-osteoblastic-and-bone-marrow-metastases-of-prostate-cancer-patients
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Jan-Carlo Janssen, Nadine Woythal, Sebastian Meißner, Vikas Prasad, Winfried Brenner, Gerd Diederichs, Bernd Hamm, Marcus R Makowski
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate potential differences in "Glu-NH-CO-NH-Lys" radio-labeled with [(68)Ga]gallium N,N-bis[2-hydroxy-5-(carboxyethyl)benzyl]ethylenediamine-N,N-diacetic acid ([(68)Ga]PSMA-HBED-CC) uptake in osteolytic, osteoblastic, mixed, and bone marrow metastases in prostate cancer (PC) patients. PROCEDURES: This retrospective study was approved by the local ethics committee. Patients who received [(68)Ga]PSMA-HBED-CC positron emission tomography/computed tomography ([(68)Ga]PSMA-PET/CT) with at least one positive bone metastasis were included in this study...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702078/anticancer-activities-and-mechanisms-of-heat-clearing-and-detoxicating-traditional-chinese-herbal-medicine
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REVIEW
Yulin Zhang, Yeer Liang, Chengwei He
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, pathogenic heat and toxins, which are akin to the inflammatory factors, are the causes of cancer and could promote its virulent development. Therefore, heat-clearing and detoxicating (HCD) herbs are essential components of TCM formulas for cancer treatment. An increasing interest has been focused on the study of HCD herbs and accumulated evidences have shown that HCD herbs or HCD herbs-based formulas exhibited remarkable anticancer effects when used alone or combined with other therapeutic approaches...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699540/dna-base-excision-repair-the-achilles-heel-of-tumour-cells-and-their-microenvironment
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M Poletto, A J Legrand, G L Dianov
Our current understanding of cancer suggests that every tumour has individual features. Approaches to cancer treatment require thorough comprehension of the mechanisms triggering genomic instability and protecting cancer cells from therapeutic treatments. Base excision repair (BER) is a frontline DNA repair system that is responsible for maintaining genome integrity. The BER pathway prevents the occurrence of disease, including cancer, by constantly repairing DNA base lesions and DNA single strand breaks caused by endogenous and exogenous mutagens...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697984/potential-mechanisms-of-cd133-in-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Jae-Woo Jang, Yeonhwa Song, Se-Hyuk Kim, Joon Kim, Haeng Ran Seo
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have emerged as an underlying cause of cancer relapse and resistance to treatment. Initially, biomarkers were used to identify and isolate distinct cell populations. Several CSC markers have been identified from many types of tumors, and these markers are also being used for isolation and enrichment of CSCs. Cluster of differentiation CD133 is a well-characterized CSC marker, and it is involved in tumor cell proliferation, metastasis, tumorigenesis, and recurrence, as well as chemo- and radio-resistance...
July 8, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696454/a-cation-exchange-controlled-core-shell-mns-bi2s3-theranostic-platform-for-multimodal-imaging-guided-radiation-therapy-with-hyperthermia-boost
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Yuhao Li, Yun Sun, Tianye Cao, Qianqian Su, Zili Li, Mingxian Huang, Ruizhuo Ouyang, Haizhou Chang, Shuping Zhang, Yuqing Miao
Overtreatment as a crucial modern medicine issue needs to be urgently addressed. Theranostic agents supply a unique platform and integrate multiple diagnosis and therapies to deal with this issue. In this study, a core-shell MnS@Bi2S3 nanostructure was fabricated via two step reactions for tri-modal imaging guided thermo-radio synergistic therapy. The mass ratio between the core and shell of the constructed MnS@Bi2S3 can be precisely controlled via cation exchange reaction. After surface PEGylation, MnS@Bi2S3-PEG nanoparticles exhibited excellent aqueous medium dispersibility for bioapplications...
July 11, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692055/cellular-prion-protein-prp-c-in-the-development-of-merlin-deficient-tumours
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L Provenzano, Y Ryan, D A Hilton, J Lyons-Rimmer, F Dave, E A Maze, C L Adams, R Rigby-Jones, S Ammoun, C O Hanemann
Loss of function mutations in the neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) gene, coding for a tumour suppressor, Merlin, cause multiple tumours of the nervous system such as schwannomas, meningiomas and ependymomas. These tumours may occur sporadically or as part of the hereditary condition neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). Current treatment is confined to (radio) surgery and no targeted drug therapies exist. NF2 mutations and/or Merlin inactivation are also seen in other cancers including some mesothelioma, breast cancer, colorectal carcinoma, melanoma and glioblastoma...
July 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690675/development-of-sentinel-node-biopsy-roll-and-iart-in-early-breast-cancer-at-the-european-institute-of-oncology-milan-ieo
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REVIEW
Giovanni Paganelli
The problem of unnecessary axillary clearance in many patients with early breast cancer was certainly a major issue at IEO when we started working with Prof. Umberto Veronesi in 1994. At that time, axillary dissection in EBC was offered to all patients and this procedure was often hotly debated during our multidisciplinary breast cancer meetings. The question as to whether we could avoid axillary dissection by using PET scans or other nuclear medicine methods was frequently asked by Veronesi. This eventually prompted us to investigate whether, as for melanoma patients, the sentinel node biopsy (SNB) approach could reliably be applied to breast cancer...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687979/-radio-oncomics-the-potential-of-radiomics-in-radiation-oncology
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Jan Caspar Peeken, Fridtjof Nüsslin, Stephanie E Combs
INTRODUCTION: Radiomics, a recently introduced concept, describes quantitative computerized algorithm-based feature extraction from imaging data including computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRT), or positron-emission tomography (PET) images. For radiation oncology it offers the potential to significantly influence clinical decision-making and thus therapy planning and follow-up workflow. METHODS: After image acquisition, image preprocessing, and defining regions of interest by structure segmentation, algorithms are applied to calculate shape, intensity, texture, and multiscale filter features...
July 7, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686955/targeting-stat3-with-silibinin-to-improve-cancer-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Joaquim Bosch-Barrera, Bernardo Queralt, Javier A Menendez
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) has a prominent role in mediating resistance to conventional chemo-/radio-therapies and modern targeted drugs. While a number of STAT3 inhibitors have been shown to enhance the efficacy of therapeutic agents in vitro, the majority of them have yet to enter clinical evaluation mostly because of lack of efficacy issues. Silibinin is the main component of the silymarin complex, a standardized extract obtained from the seeds of the milk thistle herb Silybum marianum...
June 23, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686007/imaging-of-primary-liver-tumors-with-positron-emission-tomography
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Alexander R Haug
INTRODUCTION: The use of positron-emission tomography (PET) with fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), 11C-acetate and radio-labelled choline such as 11C-choline or 18F-fluorocholine in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), for risk stratification or therapy monitoring has emerged. This review aims to summarize the published results dealing with this issue. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: PubMed database was searched until February 2017. Sensitivities, specificities, progression-free survival (PFS), survival and hazard ratios (HR) are reported...
September 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685585/the-effects-of-combined-selenium-nanoparticles-and-radiation-therapy-on-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Feng Chen, Xiao Hong Zhang, Xiao Dan Hu, Pei Dang Liu, Hai Qian Zhang
Radiosensitizers that increase cancer cell radio-sensitivity can enhance the effectiveness of irradiation and minimize collateral damage. Nanomaterial has been employed in conjunction with radiotherapy as radiosensitizers, due to its unique physicochemical properties. In this article, we evaluated selenium nanoparticles (Nano-Se) as a new radiosensitizer. Nano-Se was used in conjunction with irradiation on MCF-7 breast cancer cells, and efficacy and mechanisms of this combined treatment approach were evaluated...
July 7, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685458/electron-paramagnetic-resonance-po2-image-tumor-oxygen-guided-radiation-therapy-optimization
#17
Boris Epel, Matt Maggio, Charles Pelizzari, Howard J Halpern
Modern standards for radiation treatment do not take into account tumor oxygenation for radiation treatment planning. Strong correlation between tumor oxygenation and radiation treatment success suggests that oxygen-guided radiation therapy (OGRT) may be a promising enhancement of cancer radiation treatment. We have developed an OGRT protocol for rodents. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) imaging is used for recording oxygen maps with high spatial resolution and excellent accuracy better than 1 torr. Radiation is delivered with an animal intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) XRAD225Cx micro-CT/ therapy system...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683820/primary-radio-chemo-therapy-for-esophageal-cancer-in-elderly-patients-are-efficiency-and-toxicity-comparable-with-younger-patients
#18
Stefan Münch, Christine Heinrich, Daniel Habermehl, Markus Oechsner, Stephanie E Combs, Marciana-Nona Duma
PURPOSE: In elderly patients with esophageal cancer (EC), esophagectomy is associated with an increased mortality, and therefore these patients are often treated with definite (chemo)radiation. The purpose of this study was to assess the toxicity and efficiency of definite radio(chemo)therapy in patients >75 years compared with definite radio(chemo)therapy in patients <75 years. METHODS: 32 patients >75 years were treated with definite radio(chemo)therapy for EC...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680011/bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds%C3%A3-are-we-facing-a-time-of-crisis-or-one-of-breakthrough
#19
Jeehoon Kang, Jung-Kyu Han, Han-Mo Yang, Kyung Woo Park, Hyun-Jae Kang, Bon-Kwon Koo, Hyo-Soo Kim
Current 2nd-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) have dramatically improved clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention for coronary artery disease. However, DES implantation has major long-term limitations related to the permanent presence of foreign material in the coronary artery. Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) were designed to overcome this limitation of permanent metal-based DES. However, because of immature manufacturing technology, BVS have several drawbacks, such as the thicker strut, poor deliverability, poor radio-opacity, poor radial strength, and cumbersome procedure to meet the principle of PSP (Preparation, Sizing, and Post-dilatation)...
July 6, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665313/fine-tuning-tumor-endothelial-cells-to-selectively-kill-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Emilie Uldry, Seraina Faes, Nicolas Demartines, Olivier Dormond
Tumor endothelial cells regulate several aspects of tumor biology, from delivering oxygen and nutrients to shaping the immune response against a tumor and providing a barrier against tumor cell dissemination. Accordingly, targeting tumor endothelial cells represents an important modality in cancer therapy. Whereas initial anti-angiogenic treatments focused mainly on blocking the formation of new blood vessels in cancer, emerging strategies are specifically influencing certain aspects of tumor endothelial cells...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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