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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342647/recurrence-patterns-after-a-decreased-dose-of-40gy-to-the-elective-treated-neck-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Daan Nevens, Fréderic Duprez, Jean-François Daisne, Julie Schatteman, Aline Van der Vorst, Wilfried De Neve, Sandra Nuyts
PURPOSE: To investigate the patterns of regional recurrences with emphasis on recurrences in the electively irradiated lymph node regions after dose de-escalation to 40Gy (EQD2Gy) in head and neck cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Two hundred thirty-three patients treated with radio(chemo)therapy using 40Gy (EQD2Gy) to the elective lymph node regions were included. All regional recurrences were reconstructed and projected on the initial radiotherapy planning Computed Tomography studies to identify the localization of recurrence...
March 22, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338854/comparison-of-the-peripheral-doses-from-different-imrt-techniques-for-pediatric-head-and-neck-radiation-therapy
#2
Masahiko Toyota, Yasumasa Saigo, Kenta Higuchi, Takuya Fujimura, Chihaya Koriyama, Takashi Yoshiura, Suminori Akiba
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can deliver high and homogeneous doses to the target area while limiting doses to organs at risk. We used a pediatric phantom to simulate the treatment of a head and neck tumor in a child. The peripheral doses were examined for three different IMRT techniques [dynamic multileaf collimator (DMLC), segmental multileaf collimator (SMLC) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)]. Peripheral doses were evaluated taking thyroid, breast, ovary and testis as the points of interest...
February 25, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331999/the-acidic-microenvironment-as-a-possible-niche-of-dormant-tumor-cells
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Silvia Peppicelli, Elena Andreucci, Jessica Ruzzolini, Anna Laurenzana, Francesca Margheri, Gabriella Fibbi, Mario Del Rosso, Francesca Bianchini, Lido Calorini
Although surgical excision, chemo-, and radio-therapy are clearly advanced, tumors may relapse due to cells of the so-called "minimal residual disease". Indeed, small clusters of tumor cells persist in host tissues after treatment of the primary tumor elaborating strategies to survive and escape from immunological attacks before their relapse: this variable period of remission is known as "cancer dormancy". Therefore, it is crucial to understand and consider the major concepts addressing dormancy, to identify new targets and disclose potential clinical strategies...
March 22, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325631/new-concepts-of-personalized-therapy-in-salivary-gland-carcinomas
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REVIEW
Gunter Keller, Diana Steinmann, Alexander Quaas, Viktor Grünwald, Stefan Janssen, Kais Hussein
Salivary gland carcinomas are rare tumours and therapy strategies are less standardized than in lung, gastric or breast cancer. Therapy is based on surgery, but not all carcinomas are completely resectable, e.g. because carcinomas often show infiltration of nerves. For further therapy decision pathology is recommended, but evaluation of potential targets for personalized therapy is not part of the routine panel. Many salivary gland carcinomas can be resistant to radio- and/or chemotherapy, which limits therapeutic options...
March 18, 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301088/survival-benefit-of-intravenous-and-intraperitoneal-paclitaxel-with-s-1-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-patients-with-peritoneal-metastasis-a-retrospective-study-in-a-single-institution
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Sohei Satoi, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Satoshi Hirooka, So Yamaki, Hisashi Kosaka, Kentaro Inoue, Yuki Hashimoto, Yoichi Matsui, Masanori Kon
PURPOSE: We evaluated the clinical efficacy of intravenous (i.v.) and intraperitoneal (i.p.) paclitaxel (PTX) combined with S-1 in patients with chemotherapy-naïve pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with peritoneal metastasis. METHODS: Forty-nine patients were diagnosed with peritoneal metastasis during 2007-2014; 29 received gemcitabine or S-1 based chemo(radio)therapy from 2007-11 (control group), and the remaining 20 received i.v. (50 mg/m(2) ) and i.p...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300828/ncaph-plays-important-roles-in-human-colon-cancer
#6
Liang Yin, Li-Ping Jiang, Qiu-Shuo Shen, Qiu-Xia Xiong, Xiao Zhuo, Long-Long Zhang, Hai-Jing Yu, Xiang Guo, Ying Luo, Jian Dong, Qing-Peng Kong, Cui-Ping Yang, Yong-Bin Chen
Colon cancer (CC) is one of the major malignancies worldwide, whose pathogenesis is complex and requires the accumulated alteration of multiple genes and signaling pathways. Condensins are multi-protein complexes that play pivotal roles in chromosome assembly and segregation during mitosis, meiosis and even tumorigenesis. Using tissue microarrays by immunohistochemistry and hematoxylin-eosin staining, we found that non-SMC condensin I complex subunit H (NCAPH) in colon cancerous tissues was higher than that in all corresponding adjacent non-cancerous tissues...
March 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296315/effective-method-of-measuring-the-radioactivity-of-%C3%A2-131i-capsule-prior-to-radioiodine-therapy-with-significant-reduction-of-the-radiation-exposure-to-the-medical-staff
#7
Ulf Lützen, Yi Zhao, Marlies Marx, Thea Imme, Isong Assam, Frank-Andre Siebert, Juraj Culman, Maaz Zuhayra
Radiation Protection in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radio Oncology is of the utmost importance. Radioiodine therapy is a frequently used and effective method for the treatment of thyroid disease. Prior to each therapy the radioactivity of the [ 131I]-capsule must be determined to prevent misadministration. This leads to a significant radiation exposure to the staff. We describe an alternative method, allowing a considerable reduction of the radiation exposure. Two [ 131I]-capsules (A01=2818.5; A02=73...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287120/optimizing-non-invasive-radiofrequency-hyperthermia-treatment-for-improving-drug-delivery-in-4t1-mouse-breast-cancer-model
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Matthew J Ware, Martyna Krzykawska-Serda, Jason Chak-Shing Ho, Jared Newton, Sarah Suki, Justin Law, Lam Nguyen, Vazrik Keshishian, Maciej Serda, Kimberly Taylor, Steven A Curley, Stuart J Corr
Interactions of high-frequency radio waves (RF) with biological tissues are currently being investigated as a therapeutic platform for non-invasive cancer hyperthermia therapy. RF delivers thermal energy into tissues, which increases intra-tumoral drug perfusion and blood-flow. Herein, we describe an optical-based method to optimize the short-term treatment schedules of drug and hyperthermia administration in a 4T1 breast cancer model via RF, with the aim of maximizing drug localization and homogenous distribution within the tumor microenvironment...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279069/brain-and-organ-uptake-in-the-rhesus-monkey-in-vivo-of-recombinant-iduronidase-compared-to-an-insulin-receptor-antibody-iduronidase-fusion-protein
#9
Ruben J Boado, William M Pardridge
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPSI) is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the lysosomal enzyme, α-l-iduronidase (IDUA), and patients with MPSI are currently treated with IDUA enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). However, the majority of MPSI patients have severe CNS involvement, and conventional ERT does not treat the brain. The failure of ERT to treat the brain is believed to be due to the lack of IDUA transport through the blood-brain barrier (BBB). However, BBB transport of IDUA has not been directly measured, to date...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273854/overexpression-of-transforming-acidic-coiled-coil%C3%A2-containing-protein-3-reflects-malignant-characteristics-and-poor-prognosis-of-glioma
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Ying Sun, Yu Tian, Guang-Zhi Wang, Shi-Hong Zhao, Bo Han, Yong-Li Li, Chuan-Lu Jiang
Gliomas are malignant primary brain tumors with poor prognosis. Recently, research was indicative of a tight connection between tumor malignancy and genetic alterations. Here, we propose an oncogenic implication of transforming acidic coiled-coil-containing protein 3 (TACC3) in gliomas. By comprehensively analyzing the Chinese glioma genome atlas (CGGA) and publicly available data, we demonstrated that TACC3 were overexpressed along with glioma grade and served as an independent negative prognostic biomarker for glioma patients...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270035/bmi-1-promotes-self-renewal-of-radio-and-temozolomide-tmz-resistant-breast-cancer-cells
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Yanfang Yan, Ying Wang, Pengxin Zhao, Weiyuan Ma, Zhigang Hu, Kaili Zhang
Breast cancer is a hormone-dependent malignancy and is the most prevalent cause of cancer-related mortality among females. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are common treatments of breast cancer. However, tumor relapse and metastasis following therapy are major clinical challenges. The importance of B-lymphoma Moloney murine leukemia virus insertion region-1 (BMI-1) was implicated in cell proliferation, stem cell maintenance, and tumor initiation. We established radio- and temozolomide (TMZ)-resistant (IRC-R) MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cell lines to investigate the mechanism involved in therapeutic resistance...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269537/an-innovative-therapy-for-peri-implantitis-based-on-radio-frequency-electric-current-numerical-simulation-results-and-clinical-evidence
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G Cosoli, L Scalise, G Tricarico, E P Tomasini, G Cerri
Peri-implantitis is a severe inflammatory pathology that affects soit and hard tissues surrounding dental implants. Nowadays, only prevention is effective to contrast peri-implantitis, but, in recent years, there is the clinical evidence of the efficiency of a therapy based on the application of radio frequency electric current, reporting that 81% of the cases (66 implants, 46 patients) were successfully treated. The aim of this paper is to present the therapy mechanism, exploring the distribution of the electric currents in normal and pathologic tissues...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268555/lung-tumor-boundary-tracking-in-mri-with-moving-mesh-correspondences-for-adaptive-radio-therapy
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Nazanin Tahmasebi, Pierre Boulanger, Kumaradevan Punithakumar
Delineation of lung tumor regions from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) poses many difficulties due to MR signal similarities of the region of interest and surrounding area as well as the influence of respiration. However, accurate segmentation of the tumor region is of utmost importance in planning a radiation therapy since a small error can result in some healthy tissues to receive excessive radiation. This study presents a semi-automated method to delineate lung tumor regions from a sequence of MRIs. The proposed method uses a non-rigid image registration framework to propagate the boundaries of the tumor region in MRI acquired during a radiation treatment stage, given manual segmentation on frames acquired during pretreatment stage...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265202/mir-20a-5p-promotes-radio-resistance-by-targeting-rab27b-in-nasopharyngeal-cancer-cells
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Dabing Huang, Geng Bian, Yueyin Pan, Xinghua Han, Yubei Sun, Yong Wang, Guodong Shen, Min Cheng, Xiang Fang, Shilian Hu
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) was reported to be involved in cancer radio-resistance, which remains a major obstacle for effective cancer therapy. METHODS: The differently expressed miRNAs were detected by RNA-seq experiment in nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) cells. MiR-20a-5p was selected as our target, which was subject to finding its target gene Rab27B via bioinformatics analysis. The qRT-PCR, western blot and the luciferase reporter assays were performed to confirm Rab27B as the target of miR-20a-5p...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258344/role-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-lung-metastases-from-radio-resistant-primary-tumours
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Davide Franceschini, Luca Cozzi, Fiorenza De Rose, Piera Navarria, Ciro Franzese, Tiziana Comito, Cristina Iftode, Angelo Tozzi, Lucia Di Brina, Anna Maria Ascolese, Elena Clerici, Giuseppe D'Agostino, Antonella Fogliata, Marta Scorsetti
OBJECTIVES: A retrospective analysis was performed on patients treated for lung oligo-metastatic disease from radio-resistant histology groups. METHODS: The primary end point was local control (LC), secondary end points were overall survival (OS) and progression free survival (PFS). Toxicity was scored according to CTCAE 4.03. RESULTS: 200 patients were analyzed: 49.5% of the cases derived from colorectal primary tumors, 20.5% from sarcomas, 12...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255276/melatonin-inhibits-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells-through-suppression-of-ezh2-notch1-signaling-axis
#16
Xiangrong Zheng, Bo Pang, Guangyan Gu, Taihong Gao, Rui Zhang, Qi Pang, Qian Liu
Glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs) play essential roles in glioma growth, radio- and chemo-resistance, and recurrence. Elimination of GSCs has therefore become a key strategy and challenge in glioblastoma therapy. Here, we show that melatonin, an indolamine derived from I-tryptophan, significantly inhibited viability and self-renewal ability of GSCs accompanied by a decrease of stem cell markers. We have identified EZH2-NOTCH1 signaling as the key signal pathway that regulated the effects of melatonin in the GSCs...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251571/survivin-a-radiogenetic-promoter-for-glioblastoma-viral-gene-therapy-independently-from-carg-motifs
#17
George E Naoum, Zeng B Zhu, Donald J Buchsbaum, David T Curiel, Waleed O Arafat
BACKGROUND: Radiogenetic therapy is a novel approach in the treatment of cancer, which employs genetic modification to alter the sensitivity of tumor cells to the effect of applied radiation. AIM: To select a potent radiation inducible promoter in the context of brain tumors and to investigate if CArG radio responsive motifs or other elements in the promoter nucleotide sequences can correlate to its response to radiation. METHODS: To select initial candidates for promoter inducible elements, the levels of mRNA expression of six different promoters were assessed using Quantitative RTPCR in D54 MG cells before and after radiation exposure...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250854/radio-graphene-in-theranostic-perspectives
#18
REVIEW
Do Won Hwang
Owing to its unique physicochemical properties such as high surface area, notable biocompatibility, robust mechanical strength, high thermal conductivity, and ease of functionalization, 2D-layered graphene has received tremendous attention as a futuristic nanomaterial and its-associated research has been rapidly evolving in a variety of fields. With the remarkable advances of graphene especially in the biomedical realm, in vivo evaluation techniques to examine in vivo behavior of graphene are largely demanded under the hope of clinical translation...
March 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249796/biological-determinants-of-radioresistance-and-their-remediation-in-pancreatic-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Parthasarathy Seshacharyulu, Michael J Baine, Joshua J Souchek, Melanie Menning, Sukhwinder Kaur, Ying Yan, Michel M Ouellette, Maneesh Jain, Chi Lin, Surinder K Batra
Despite recent advances in radiotherapy, a majority of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (PC) do not achieve objective responses due to the existence of intrinsic and acquired radioresistance. Identification of molecular mechanisms that compromise the efficacy of radiation therapy and targeting these pathways is paramount for improving radiation response in PC patients. In this review, we have summarized molecular mechanisms associated with the radio-resistant phenotype of PC. Briefly, we discuss the reversible and irreversible biological consequences of radiotherapy, such as DNA damage and DNA repair, mechanisms of cancer cell survival and radiation-induced apoptosis following radiotherapy...
February 27, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247946/the-emerging-role-of-exosome-and-microvesicle-emv-based-cancer-therapeutics-and-immunotherapy
#20
REVIEW
Colin Moore, Uchini Kosgodage, Sigrun Lange, Jameel M Inal
There is an urgent need to develop new combination therapies beyond existing surgery, radio- and chemo-therapy, perhaps initially combining chemotherapy with the targeting specificities of immunotherapy. For this, strategies to limit inflammation and immuno-suppression and evasion in the tumour microenvironment are also needed. To devise effective new immunotherapies we must first understand tumour immunology, including the roles of T cells, macrophages, myeloid suppressor cells and of exosomes and microvesicles (EMVs) in promoting angiogenesis, tumour growth, drug resistance and metastasis...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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