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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525403/genetic-diseases-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-skin-cancer-development-in-childhood
#1
Alexander L Fogel, Kavita Y Sarin, Joyce M C Teng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Childhood skin cancers are relatively rare and may indicate an underlying genetic disorder. The increasing elucidation of genetic pathways is changing the diagnosis and management of genetic skin cancer susceptibility syndromes. In this review, we provide an overview of genetic conditions that predispose to skin cancer development in childhood and signs that providers should assess when evaluating affected individuals. RECENT FINDINGS: In basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS), the patched2 (PTCH2) and suppressor of fused (SUFU) genes have been implicated in disease pathogenesis...
May 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525331/an-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-lymphocytic-infiltrations-in-canine-skin-cancers
#2
J A Madej, J P Madej, S Dzimira, M Nowak
Lymphocytic infiltrations located in the extracellular matrix often accompany canine skin cancer. They can be characterised as an inflammatory infiltration and/or a second tumour - lymphoma. The aim of this study was an immunohistochemical analysis of a lymphocytic infiltration which accompanies spontaneous skin cancer. Twenty basal cell carcinoma, 20 non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, 20 keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma and 8 sebaceous gland carcinoma samples which were accompanied by a lymphocytic infiltration and/or secondary lymphatic follicles were verified histopathologically...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511146/real-world-prospective-experience-of-axitinib-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma%C3%A2-in-a-large-comprehensive-cancer-centre
#3
Margarida Matias, Gwénaël Le Teuff, Laurence Albiges, Annalisa Guida, Caroline Brard, Giulia Bacciarelo, Yohann Loriot, Christophe Massard, Nathalie Lassau, Karim Fizazi, Bernard Escudier
BACKGROUND: Axitinib has shown activity in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) in a large phase III clinical trial and was approved in patients who failed first-line therapy. This drug has been available in France since November 2012. The objective is to report efficacy and safety of axitinib in mRCC outside of clinical trials. METHODS: A prospective evaluation of mRCC patients treated by axitinib in second or further next-line therapy at Gustave Roussy was conducted from 2012 to 2015...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508838/randomized-controlled-phase-iii-study-comparing-hepatic-arterial-infusion-with-systemic-chemotherapy-after-curative-resection-for-liver-metastasis-of-colorectal-carcinoma-jfmc-29-0003
#4
Mitsuo Kusano, Michitaka Honda, Koji Okabayashi, Koho Akimaru, Syuichi Kino, Yasushige Tsuji, Masashi Watanabe, Satoshi Suzuki, Takaki Yoshikawa, Junichi Sakamoto, Koji Oba, Shigetoyo Saji
BACKGROUND: The feasibility and efficacy of adjuvant hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) in preventing the development of liver metastases in patients with advanced colon carcinoma have not been validated. The aim of this randomized controlled study was to compare the feasibility of HAI and the protective effect against liver metastasis after curative resection to those of systemic chemotherapy. METHODS: Between July 2000 and June 2003, 91 patients were enrolled. Patients were randomly assigned to receive 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) via continuous venous infusion (CVI) or intra-hepatic arterial weekly high-dose 5-FU (WHF)...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506408/genetics-of-medullary-thyroid-cancer-an-overview
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REVIEW
Giacomo Accardo, Giovanni Conzo, Daniela Esposito, Claudio Gambardella, Marco Mazzella, Filomena Castaldo, Carlo Di Donna, Andrea Polistena, Nicola Avenia, Vittorio Colantuoni, Dario Giugliano, Daniela Pasquali
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) represents 3-5% of thyroid cancers. 75% is sporadic and 25% is the dominant component of the hereditary multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 2 syndromes. Three different subtypes of MEN2, such as MEN2A, MEN2B, and Familial MTC (FMTC) have been defined, based on presence or absence of hyperparathyroidism, pheocromocytoma and characteristic clinical features. Mutations of the RET proto-oncogene are implicated in the pathogenesis of MTC, but there are many other mutational patterns involved...
May 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501848/mucinous-adenocarcinoma-and-non-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-differing-clinicopathological-characteristics-and-computed-tomography-features-in-gastric-cancer
#6
Jianxi Zhao, Gang Ren, Rong Cai, Jian Chen, Huali Li, Chen Guo, Wenguang He, Xiangru Wu, Wenjie Zhang
Mucinous gastric carcinoma (MGC) is a rare histological subtype of gastric cancer. The clinicopathological characteristics and CT features of MGC remain controversial. This study aimed to determine the clinicopathological characteristics and CT features of MGC. We reviewed 62 patients with MGC and 104 patients with non-mucinous gastric carcinoma (NMGC), pathologically confirmed between 2003 and 2015. There are significant differences in some clinicopathological characteristics and CT features between MGC and NMGC...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500491/hyperfractionated-accelerated-radiation-therapy-plus-cetuximab-plus-cisplatin-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-inoperable-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-final-5%C3%A2-year-results-of-a-phase%C3%A2-ii-study
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Thomas Kuhnt, Andreas Schreiber, Anett Pirnasch, Matthias G Hautmann, Peter Hass, Frank P Sieker, Rita Engenhart-Cabillic, Michael Richter, Kathrin Dellas, Jürgen Dunst
BACKGROUND: Cetuximab (CET) is a potent inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor and has been shown to have activity in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). We conducted a single-arm phase II trial of a combination therapy comprising cisplatin (CIS), CET and hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy (HART). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with UICC stage III or IVA/B, M0 SCCHN were enrolled and treated with an initial dose of CET (400 mg/m(2)) and then with a weekly dosage of 250 mg/m(2) during HART...
May 12, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493171/immunotherapy-in-urothelial-cancer-recent-results-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Matthew S Farina, Kevin T Lundgren, Joaquim Bellmunt
Cytotoxic chemotherapy has been the only systemic treatment of locally advanced and metastatic urothelial carcinoma for decades. Long-term survival remains stagnant around 12-14 months for patients with advanced disease who have progressed on or recurred after receiving first-line platinum-based chemotherapy. Improving clinical outcomes for patients with urothelial carcinoma in all disease settings requires the development of novel treatments, especially for patients who failed on first-line chemotherapy. Since the discovery of intravesical Bacillus-Calmette Guerin (BCG) in the 1970s for non-muscle invasive disease, there have not been any major breakthrough drugs that exploit the immune-sensitivity of bladder cancer until recently...
May 11, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492290/atezolizumab-a-novel-pd-l1-inhibitor-in-cancer-therapy-with-a-focus-in-bladder-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancers
#9
A Krishnamurthy, A Jimeno
In recent years, immunotherapy has come to the forefront as a major development in cancer treatment. Evasion of the immune system by tumor cells has been identified as one of the hallmarks of cancer and multiple therapies have been developed to counter this process. Programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1), a ligand to programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), is expressed by many cancer cells and the binding of PD-L1 to PD-1 results in the suppression of T-cell-mediated immune response against cancer cells. Atezolizumab is a monoclonal antibody that binds to PD-L1 and blocks its interaction with PD-1, thereby enhancing T-cell activity against tumor cells...
April 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480062/locoregional-and-systemic-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
REVIEW
Olumide B Gbolahan, Michael A Schacht, Eric W Beckley, Thomas P LaRoche, Bert H O'Neil, Maximilian Pyko
The management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains challenging due to late presentation and the presence of accompanying liver dysfunction. As such, most patients are not eligible for curative resection and liver transplant. Management in this scenario depends on a number of factors including hepatic function, tumor burden, patency of hepatic vasculature and patients' functional status. Based on these, patients can be offered catheter based intra-arterial therapy for intermediate stage disease and in more advanced disease, sorafenib...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478912/quality-assurance-of-radiotherapy-in-the-ongoing-eortc-1219-dahanca-29-trial-for-hpv-p16-negative-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-results-of-the-benchmark-case-procedure
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Melissa Christiaens, Sandra Collette, Jens Overgaard, Vincent Gregoire, Joanna Kazmierska, Pierre Castadot, Jordi Giralt, Warren Grant, Milan Tomsej, Raquel Bar-Deroma, Angelo F Monti, Coen Wilhelm Hurkmans, Damien Charles Weber
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The phase III EORTC 1219-DAHANCA 29 intergroup trial evaluates the influence of nimorazole in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer when treated with accelerated radiotherapy (RT) in combination with chemotherapy. This article describes the results of the RT Benchmark Case (BC) performed before patient inclusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The participating centers were asked to perform a 2-step BC, consisting of (1) a delineation and (2) a planning exercise according to the protocol guidelines...
May 4, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469797/downregulation-of-p38-phosphorylation-correlates-with-low-grade-differentiation-and-proliferation-of-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yandong Nan, Ruijing Chang, Hua Jiang, Shuanying Yang, Faguang Jin, Yonghong Xie
BACKGROUND: P38MAPK has been investigated as a tumor-related signaling molecule because of its apparent association with tumorigenesis. This study aimed to investigate P38MAPK expression and its role in lung squamous carcinoma (LSCC). METHODS: The expression of P38MAPK and phosphorylated P38 (P-P38) in LSCC tissues and cells was examined by Western blot, real-time PCR, and immunohistochemistry. The influence of P38MAPK inhibitor SB203580 on the proliferation of LSCC cells was detected by MTT and flow cytometry...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443252/open-label-phase-ii-clinical-trial-in-75-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-receiving-daily-dose-of-tableted-liver-cancer-vaccine-hepcortespenlisimut-l
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Marina G Tarakanovskaya, Jigjidsuren Chinburen, Purev Batchuluun, Chogsom Munkhzaya, Genden Purevsuren, Dorjiin Dandii, Tsogkhuu Hulan, Dandii Oyungerel, Galyna A Kutsyna, Alan A Reid, Vika Borisova, Allen I Bain, Vichai Jirathitikal, Aldar S Bourinbaiar
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of studies is now devoted to immunotherapy of cancer. We evaluated the clinical benefit of hepcortespenlisimut-L (Hepko-V5 [formerly known as V5])-an oral therapeutic vaccine designated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an orphan drug for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). V5 was initially developed by us in 2002 to treat hepatitis B or C viral infections and liver cirrhosis. METHODS: The outcome of open-label Phase II trial of daily dose of V5 pill was analyzed retrospectively...
2017: Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435450/exome-sequencing-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-reveals-molecular-subgroups-and-novel-therapeutic-opportunities
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Shih-Chi Su, Chiao-Wen Lin, Yu-Fan Liu, Wen-Lang Fan, Mu-Kuan Chen, Chun-Ping Yu, Wei-En Yang, Chun-Wen Su, Chun-Yi Chuang, Wen-Hsiung Li, Wen-Hung Chung, Shun-Fa Yang
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), an epithelial malignancy affecting a variety of subsites in the oral cavity, is prevalent in Asia. The survival rate of OSCC patients has not improved over the past decades due to its heterogeneous etiology, genetic aberrations, and treatment outcomes. Improvement in therapeutic strategies and tailored treatment options is an unmet need. To unveil the mutational spectrum, whole-exome sequencing of 120 OSCC from male individuals in Taiwan was conducted. Analyzing the contributions of the five mutational signatures extracted from the dataset of somatic variations identified four groups of tumors that were significantly associated with demographic and clinical features...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434660/reduced-dose-radiotherapy-for-human-papillomavirus-associated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx-a-single-arm-phase-2-study
#15
Allen M Chen, Carol Felix, Pin-Chieh Wang, Sophia Hsu, Vincent Basehart, Jordan Garst, Phillip Beron, Deborah Wong, Michael H Rosove, Shyam Rao, Heather Melanson, Edward Kim, Daphne Palmer, Lihong Qi, Karen Kelly, Michael L Steinberg, Patrick A Kupelian, Megan E Daly
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancers positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) are exquisitely radiosensitive. We investigated whether chemoradiotherapy with reduced-dose radiation would maintain survival outcomes while improving tolerability for patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS: We did a single-arm, phase 2 trial at two academic hospitals in the USA, enrolling patients with newly diagnosed, biopsy-proven stage III or IV squamous-cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, positive for HPV by p16 testing, and with Zubrod performance status scores of 0 or 1...
April 20, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429452/real-world-experience-of-the-feasibility-and-tolerability-of-the-2-1-dosing-schedule-with-sunitinib-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-australia
#16
Megan Crumbaker, Alexander Guminski, Howard Gurney, Dhanusha Sabanathan, Shirley Wong, Nick Pavlakis
AIM: Sunitinib is a first-line treatment option for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) funded by the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Toxicities are common with the standard schedule leading to alternative dosing schedules to be suggested. We reviewed Australian treatment practices to evaluate the safety and outcomes of patients on a 2 weeks on, 1 week off treatment schedule (2/1). METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 63 patients with mRCC treated with first-line sunitinib on a 2/1 schedule at four Australian centers...
April 21, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427875/easl-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-management-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#17
Pietro Lampertico, Kosh Agarwal, Thomas Berg, Maria Buti, Harry L A Janssen, George Papatheodoridis, Fabien Zoulim, Frank Tacke
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a global public health problem with changing epidemiology due to several factors including vaccination policies and migration. This Clinical Practice Guideline presents updated recommendations for the optimal management of HBV infection. Chronic HBV infection can be classified into five phases: (I) HBeAg-positive chronic infection, (II) HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis, (III) HBeAg-negative chronic infection, (IV) HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis and (V) HBsAg-negative phase...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427189/identifying-biomarkers-of-papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma-associated-with-pathological-stage-by-weighted-gene-co-expression-network-analysis
#18
Zhongshi He, Min Sun, Yuan Ke, Rongjie Lin, Youde Xiao, Shuliang Zhou, Hong Zhao, Yan Wang, Fuxiang Zhou, Yunfeng Zhou
Although papillary renal cell carcinoma (PRCC) accounts for 10%-15% of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), no predictive molecular biomarker is currently applicable to guiding disease stage of PRCC patients. The mRNASeq data of PRCC and adjacent normal tissue in The Cancer Genome Atlas was analyzed to identify 1148 differentially expressed genes, on which weighted gene co-expression network analysis was performed. Then 11 co-expressed gene modules were identified. The highest association was found between blue module and pathological stage (r = 0...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422774/squamous-cellular-carcinoma-antigen-serum-determination-as-a-biomarker-of-barrett-esophagus-and-esophageal-cancer-a-phase-iii-study
#19
Gemma Maddalo, Matteo Fassan, Romilda Cardin, Marika Piciocchi, Filippo Marafatto, Massimo Rugge, Giovanni Zaninotto, Caterina Pozzan, Carlo Castoro, Alberto Ruol, Alessandra Biasiolo, Fabio Farinati
GOAL: To evaluate the potential role of the determination of the immunocomplexed form of squamous cell carcinoma antigen [SCCA-immunoglobulin (Ig)M] for the screening of Barrett esophagus (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). BACKGROUND: The cost-effectiveness of surveillance in BE is still debated and the use of biomarkers in screening and surveillance still not recommended. No information is available regarding SCCA-IgM determination in BE. STUDY: SCCA-IgM levels were determined (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) in 231 patients prospectively recruited, 71 with BE, 53 with EAC, and 107 controls, including 42 blood donors and 65 patients with gastroesophageal reflux...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419248/nivolumab-versus-everolimus-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-japanese-subgroup-analysis-from-the-checkmate-025-study
#20
Yoshihiko Tomita, Satoshi Fukasawa, Nobuo Shinohara, Hiroshi Kitamura, Mototsugu Oya, Masatoshi Eto, Kazunari Tanabe, Go Kimura, Junji Yonese, Masahiro Yao, Robert J Motzer, Hirotsugu Uemura, M Brent McHenry, Elmer Berghorn, Seiichiro Ozono
Background: Nivolumab improved overall survival (OS) and objective response rate (ORR) versus everolimus in previously treated patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma in the phase III CheckMate 025 study (minimum follow-up: 14 months). We report efficacy and safety in the global and Japanese populations (minimum follow-up: 26 months). Methods: Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive nivolumab 3 mg/kg intravenously every 2 weeks or everolimus 10-mg tablet orally once daily...
April 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
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