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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737711/the-effects-of-artemisinin-on-the-cytolytic-activity-of-natural-killer-nk-cells
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Youn Kyung Houh, Kyung Eun Kim, Sunyoung Park, Dae Young Hur, Seonghan Kim, Daejin Kim, Sa Ik Bang, Yoolhee Yang, Hyun Jeong Park, Daeho Cho
Artemisinin, a chemical compound used for the treatment of malaria, has been known to show anti-cancer activity. However, the effect of this chemical on natural killer (NK) cells, which are involved in tumor killing, remains unknown. Here, we demonstrate that artemisinin exerts a potent anti-cancer effect by activating NK cells. NK-92MI cells pre-treated with artemisinin were subjected to a cytotoxicity assay using K562 cells. The results showed that artemisinin significantly enhances the cytolytic activity of NK cells in a dose-dependent manner...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731808/clinical-practice-in-pet-ct-for-the-management-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancer
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Reema Goel, William Moore, Baran Sumer, Saad Khan, David Sher, Rathan M Subramaniam
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to summarize the evidence for the value of PET/CT for the management of patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer and suggest best clinical practices. CONCLUSION: FDG PET/CT is a valuable imaging tool for identifying unknown primary tumors in patients with known cervical node metastases leading to management change and is the standard of care for the initial staging of stage III and IV head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs), for assessing therapy response when performed at least 12 weeks after chemoradiation therapy, and for avoiding unnecessary planned neck dissection...
August 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730323/the-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management-of-metastatic-tumors-to-the-ovary-a-comprehensive-review
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Ondřej Kubeček, Jan Laco, Jiří Špaček, Jiří Petera, Jindřich Kopecký, Alena Kubečková, Stanislav Filip
Secondary tumors of the ovary account for 10-25% of all ovarian malignancies. The most common tumors that give rise to ovarian metastases include breast, colorectal, endometrial, stomach, and appendix cancer. The correct diagnosis of secondary ovarian tumors may be challenging as they are not infrequently misdiagnosed as primary ovarian cancer, particularly in the case of mucinous adenocarcinomas. The distinction from the latter is essential, as it requires different treatment. Immunohistochemistry plays an important role in distinguishing primary ovarian tumors from extra-ovarian metastases and, furthermore, may suggest the primary tumor site...
July 20, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725937/aspirin-use-and-head-and-neck-cancer-survival-an-observational-study-of-11-623-person-years-follow-up
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Shin-Ae Kim, Jong-Lyel Roh, Sung-Bae Kim, Seung-Ho Choi, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim
BACKGROUND: Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been associated with reduced risks for certain human cancers. However, the effects of aspirin and NSAIDs on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) remain controversial, and the prognostic effects of these drugs in patients with HNSCC are largely unknown. This study examined the clinical impact of aspirin and NSAIDs on disease recurrence and survival in patients with HNSCC. METHODS: This study analysed a cohort of 1392 consecutive patients who received definitive treatment for previously untreated HNSCC at our tertiary referral center...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724664/biochemical-molecular-and-clinical-characterization-of-succinate-dehydrogenase-subunit-a-variants-of-unknown-significance
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Amber E Bannon, Jason D Kent, Isaac Forquer, Ajia Town, Lillian R Klug, Kelly E McCann, Carol Beadling, Olivier Harismendy, Jason K Sicklick, Christopher L Corless, Ujwal Shinde, Michael C Heinrich
Patients who inherit a pathogenic loss-of-function genetic variant involving one of the four succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) subunit genes have up to an 86% chance of developing one or more cancers by the age of 50. If tumors are identified and removed early in these high-risk patients, they have a higher potential for cure.  Unfortunately, many alterations identified in these genes are variants of unknown significance (VUS), confounding the identification of high-risk patients. If we could identify misclassified SDH VUS as benign or pathogenic SDH mutations, we could better select patients for cancer screening procedures and remove tumors at earlier stages...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724614/nuclear-mtor-acts-as-a-transcriptional-integrator-of-the-androgen-signaling-pathway-in-prostate-cancer
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Étienne Audet-Walsh, Catherine R Dufour, Tracey Yee, Fatima Z Zouanat, Ming Yan, Georges Kalloghlian, Mathieu Vernier, Maxime Caron, Guillaume Bourque, Eleonora Scarlata, Lucie Hamel, Fadi Brimo, Armen G Aprikian, Jacques Lapointe, Simone Chevalier, Vincent Giguère
Androgen receptor (AR) signaling reprograms cellular metabolism to support prostate cancer (PCa) growth and survival. Another key regulator of cellular metabolism is mTOR, a kinase found in diverse protein complexes and cellular localizations, including the nucleus. However, whether nuclear mTOR plays a role in PCa progression and participates in direct transcriptional cross-talk with the AR is unknown. Here, via the intersection of gene expression, genomic, and metabolic studies, we reveal the existence of a nuclear mTOR-AR transcriptional axis integral to the metabolic rewiring of PCa cells...
July 19, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723264/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-with-the-addition-of-chemotherapy-to-radiation-therapy-for-stage-i-nasopharyngeal-cancer
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Vivek Verma, Jeffrey M Ryckman, Charles B Simone, Chi Lin
PURPOSE: The standard of care for stage I (T1N0) nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is definitive radiotherapy (RT). Given the phase III evidence supporting combined chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for stage II NPC, we investigated practice patterns and outcomes associated with administration of chemotherapy to RT alone for stage I NPC. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried for clinical T1N0 primary NPC cases (2004-2013) receiving curative-intent RT. Patients with unknown RT/chemotherapy status were excluded, as were benign/sarcomatous histologies and receipt of pharyngectomy...
July 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720841/novel-immunohistochemistry-based-signatures-to-predict-metastatic-site-of-triple-negative-breast-cancers
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Sergey Klimov, Padmashree Cg Rida, Mohammed A Aleskandarany, Andrew R Green, Ian O Ellis, Emiel Am Janssen, Emad A Rakha, Ritu Aneja
BACKGROUND: Although distant metastasis (DM) in breast cancer (BC) is the most lethal form of recurrence and the most common underlying cause of cancer related deaths, the outcome following the development of DM is related to the site of metastasis. Triple negative BC (TNBC) is an aggressive form of BC characterised by early recurrences and high mortality. Athough multiple variables can be used to predict the risk of metastasis, few markers can predict the specific site of metastasis...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720069/long-non-coding-rna-spry4-it1-promotes-proliferation-and-invasion-by-acting-as-a-cerna-of-mir-101-3p-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Jianguang Jin, Zhijie Chu, Pengfei Ma, Yuanpu Meng, Yanhui Yang
Long non-coding RNAs are associated with a spectrum of biological processes such as gene regulation on transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. Increasing evidence indicates that SPRY4-IT1 plays an important role in carcinogenesis, and the mechanisms whereby SPRY4-IT1 induces colorectal carcinoma progression remain largely unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate the expression and function of SPRY4-IT1 in colorectal carcinoma. In this study, we analyzed SPRY4-IT1 expression levels in a series of colorectal carcinoma patients by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717724/validation-and-quality-assessment-of-the-kilimanjaro-cancer-registry
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Leah L Zullig, Kristin Schroeder, Pilli Nyindo, Theresia Namwai, Elvis Silayo, Angelah Msomba, Michael Oresto Munishi, Francis Karia, Charles Muiruri, John Bartlett, Venance Maro, S Yousuf Zafar
PURPOSE: Global cancer burden has increasingly shifted to low- and middle-income countries and is particularly pronounced in Africa. There remains a lack of comprehensive cancer information as a result of limited cancer registry development. In Moshi, Tanzania, a regional cancer registry exists at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center. Data quality is unknown. Our objective was to evaluate the completeness and quality of the Kilimanjaro Cancer Registry (KCR). METHODS: In October 2015, we conducted a retrospective review of KCR by validating the internal consistency of registry records with medical and pathology records...
December 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714009/microrna-202-inhibits-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-glioma-by-directly-targeting-metadherin
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Jinsheng Yang, Bo Fan, Yachao Zhao, Junchao Fang
Glioma is the most common and aggressive type of primary malignant brain tumour. Increasing evidence has revealed that microRNAs play important roles in multiple biological processes related to glioma occurrence, development, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. MicroRNA-202 (miR-202) has been studied in several types of human cancer, whereas the biological roles of miR-202 in glioma remain unknown. The present study, aimed to investigate the expression, clinical significance and biological roles of miR-202 in glioma, as well as its underlying molecular mechanism...
July 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713551/case-report-intramammary-lymph-node-metastasis-of-an-unknown-primary-probably-occult-breast-undifferentiated-carcinoma
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Zacharoula Sidiropoulou, Félix Adélia, Isabela Gil, Tobias Teles, Claudia Santos, Lucilia Monteiro
Little is known about the clinical importance of intramammary lymph node metastasis of breast cancer, even though it is not rare. In the present paper, the authors present an unusual, rare case of an intramammary lymph node metastasis of an unknown primary, probably occult breast cancer, and its management. The patient was submitted to various staging exams and surgical procedures and a definitive diagnosis was not established. From a multidisciplinary context, it was assumed that the patient had a breast triple negative primary with axillary involvement...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712484/relevance-of-dna-damage-repair-in-the-management-of-prostate-cancer
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Patricia Banks, Wen Xu, Declan Murphy, Paul James, Shahneen Sandhu
Recent insights into the genomic aberrations that underlie and drive prostate cancer have redoubled efforts to molecularly stratify treatments based on predictive markers. Approximately 23% of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer exhibit somatic or germline aberrations in genes implicated in DNA repair, such as BRCA2, BRCA1, ATM, CHEK2, and PALB2, as well as mismatch repair genes. At least 10% of men with advanced disease have germline mutations in DNA-repair genes (DRG). The enrichment of DRG defects in metastatic disease compared with localized, primary tumors suggests a possible role in carcinogenesis, disease progression, and potentially accounts for a more aggressive phenotype...
June 27, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710053/stimulation-of-the-ovaries-in-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-fertility-preservation-alternative-versus-standard-stimulation-protocols-the-study-protocol-of-the-stim-trial
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T Dahhan, E M E Balkenende, C C M Beerendonk, K Fleischer, D Stoop, A M E Bos, C B Lambalk, R Schats, R J T van Golde, J Schipper, L A Louwe, A E P Cantineau, J M J Smeenk, J P de Bruin, N Reddy, Y Kopeika, F van der Veen, M van Wely, S C Linn, M Goddijn
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy for breast cancer may have a negative impact on reproductive function due to gonadotoxicity. Fertility preservation via banking of oocytes or embryos after ovarian stimulation with FSH can increase the likelihood of a future live birth. It has been hypothesized that elevated serum estrogen levels during ovarian stimulation may induce breast tumour growth. This has led to the use of alternative stimulation protocols with addition of tamoxifen or letrozole. The effectiveness of these stimulation protocols in terms of oocyte yield is unknown...
July 11, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709407/trop2-enhances-invasion-of-thyroid-cancer-by-inducing-mmp2-through-erk-and-jnk-pathways
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Hongyu Guan, Zejun Guo, Weiwei Liang, Hai Li, Guohong Wei, Lijuan Xu, Haipeng Xiao, Yanbing Li
BACKGROUND: Mounting evidence has showed that Tumor-associated calcium signal transducer 2 (Trop2) is upregulated in various kinds of human cancers and plays important roles in tumorigenesis. However, the expression status and functional significance of Trop2 in thyroid cancer are largely unknown. METHODS: We first determined the expression of Trop2 by using RNAseqV2 data sets for thyroid cancer deposited on The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) website. The expression of Trop2 was then confirmed by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry assays...
July 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708330/mortality-in-children-with-low-grade-glioma-or-glioneuronal-tumors-a-single-institution-study
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Santhosh A Upadhyaya, Yahya Ghazwani, Shengjie Wu, Alberto Broniscer, Fredrick A Boop, Amar Gajjar, Ibrahim Qaddoumi
BACKGROUND: While pediatric low-grade glioma/glioneuronal tumors (LGG/LGGNTs) are considered slow-growing, indolent tumors with excellent long-term prognosis, mortality due to the disease is not unknown. Few studies have addressed the cause of death in this population. METHODS: Retrospective review of clinicopathologic and radiologic data for children 21 years or younger with LGG/LGGNT who died at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital between April 1985 and June 2015...
July 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705205/clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-in-a-chinese-population-a-large-retrospective-single-centre-study
#17
Meng Zhang, Ping Zhao, Xiaodan Shi, Ahong Zhao, Lianfeng Zhang, Lin Zhou
BACKGROUND: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) are the most common type of neuroendocrine tumors, accounting for more than half of neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). We performed a retrospective study in our center to investigate the clinicopathological features, risk factors of metastasis, and prognosis of GEP-NENs in a Chinese population. METHODS: Four hundred forty patients with GEP-NENs treated at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University between January 2011 and March 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
July 13, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703335/gata3-as-a-putative-marker-of-breast-cancer-metastasis-a-retrospective-immunohistochemical-study
#18
Shahin De Lara, Toshima Z Parris, Elisabeth Werner Rönnerman, Khalil Helou, Anikó Kovács
Diagnostic verification of breast cancer metastasis with histopathology and imaging analysis is essential to determine tumor staging. The aim of this study was to validate the utility of GATA3 immunohistochemistry as a diagnostic marker for breast cancer metastases and metastases of unknown primary origin. Retrospective immunohistochemical analysis of GATA3 expression in 164 breast cancer metastases diagnosed between 2004 and 2014 showed a striking difference between mammaglobin and GATA3 expression (51.2% vs 94% positivity)...
July 13, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700773/association-of-multiple-primary-skin-cancers-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-cd4-count-and-viral-load
#19
Maryam M Asgari, G Thomas Ray, Charles P Quesenberry, Kenneth A Katz, Michael J Silverberg
Importance: Persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a 2.8-fold higher risk than HIV-uninfected persons of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), defined as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Individuals with a prior NMSC history are at increased risk for subsequent NMSC, but the magnitude of risk and its relation to HIV disease-related factors, including CD4 count and viral load (VL), are unknown. Objective: To better understand how laboratory markers currently used to evaluate HIV disease progression may be associated with subsequent NMSC risk...
July 12, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692593/carcinoma-of-the-middle-ear-a-review-of-the-national-cancer-database
#20
Jason A Brant, Steven J Eliades, Jinbo Chen, Jason G Newman, Michael J Ruckenstein
INTRODUCTION: Malignancy of the middle ear is a rare condition with limited data available for clinical guidance. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective evaluation of a large national database. SETTING: Deidentified national cancer database. PATIENTS: Subjects with diagnosis of malignancy of the middle ear in the National Cancer Database between 2004 and 2012. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Demographic information and tumor characteristics were evaluated...
July 7, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
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