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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219643/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-variants-of-a-cancer-testis-antigen-lemd1-in-colorectal-cancer-stem-like-cells
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Rui Takeda, Yoshihiko Hirohashi, Min Shen, Liming Wang, Tadashi Ogawa, Aiko Murai, Eri Yamamoto, Terufumi Kubo, Munehide Nakatsugawa, Takayuki Kanaseki, Tomohide Tsukahara, Toshihiko Nishidate, Kenji Okita, Goro Kutomi, Noriyuki Sato, Ichiro Takemasa, Toshihiko Torigoe
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancy, and the prognosis is not still satisfactory due to treatment resistance, recurrence and distant metastasis. Cancer stem cells (CSCs)/cancer-initiating cells (CICs) is endowed with higher tumor-initiating ability, self-renewal ability and differentiation ability, and CSCs/CICs are resistant to treatments. Thus, CSCs/CICs are thought to be responsible for recurrence and distant metastasis, and eradication of CSCs/CICs is essential to cure CRCs. However, the molecular mechanisms of CSCs/CICs are remain unknown, and we aimed to elucidate molecular aspects of CR-CSCs/CICs in this study...
February 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218473/epigenetic-silencing-of-diacylglycerol-kinase-gamma-in-colorectal-cancer
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Masahiro Kai, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Akiko Sato, Hiro-O Yamano, Takeshi Niinuma, Hiroshi Kitajima, Taku Harada, Hironori Aoki, Reo Maruyama, Mutsumi Toyota, Tomo Hatahira, Hiroshi Nakase, Tamotsu Sugai, Toshiharu Yamashita, Minoru Toyota, Hiromu Suzuki
Diacylglycerol kinases (DGKs) are important regulators of cell signaling and have been implicated in human malignancies. Whether epigenetic alterations are involved in the dysregulation of DGKs in cancer is unknown, however. We therefore analyzed methylation of the promoter CpG islands of DGK genes in colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines. We found that DGKG, which encodes DGKγ, was hypermethylated in all CRC cell lines tested (n = 9), but was not methylated in normal colonic tissue. Correspondingly, DGKG expression was suppressed in CRC cell lines but not in normal colonic tissue, and was restored in CRC cells by treatment with the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC)...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217830/relationship-between-alcohol-metabolism-and-chemotherapy-induced-emetic-events-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Toshitaka Uomori, Yoshiya Horimoto, Kaoru Mogushi, Joe Matsuoka, Mitsue Saito
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) can negatively affect quality of life and treatment compliance in breast cancer patients. Habitual alcohol consumption reportedly shows an inverse correlation with CINV, though the underlying mechanism is unknown. Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), one of the two ALDH isozymes, is reportedly the major factor among several genetic polymorphisms possibly affecting alcohol metabolism. More than 40% of Japanese have ALDH2 mutations, while almost all Westerners have the wild type...
February 20, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213791/tumor-associated-macrophage-infiltration-in-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases-is-associated-with-better-outcome
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Michael J Cavnar, Simon Turcotte, Steven C Katz, Deborah Kuk, Mithat Gönen, Jinru Shia, Peter J Allen, Vinod P Balachandran, Michael I D'Angelica, T Peter Kingham, William R Jarnagin, Ronald P DeMatteo
BACKGROUND: Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) support growth in most human cancers, with the notable exception of colorectal adenocarcinoma, in which TAM infiltration of primary tumors is correlated with a better outcome. The importance of TAMs in colorectal liver metastases (CLM) is unknown. METHODS: Using a tissue microarray of CLM resected at their institution from 1998 to 2000, the authors quantified immune marker expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) using Metamorph Image Analysis software...
February 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211039/cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-an-epidemiological-review
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A C Green, C M Olsen
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common cancer in white populations and its disease burden is often substantially underestimated. SCC occurs more often in men than women and increases dramatically with age; those affected often develop multiple primaries over time, which increases the burden. The main external cause is solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR), with immunosuppression being the other established risk factor, shown by the high SCC rates in organ transplant recipients. Sunbed use and certain genetic disorders and medical conditions are also associated with SCC, while associations with human papillomavirus infection and high bodyweight are not established...
February 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206871/swallowing-therapy-and-progressive-resistance-training-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy-treatment-randomized-control-trial-protocol-and-preliminary-data
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Sara F Hajdú, Irene Wessel, Christoffer Johansen, Claus A Kristensen, Zahra T Kadkhoda, Christina C Plaschke, Susanne O Dalton
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) patients are often challenged by treatment induced dysphagia and trismus. Traditionally, rehabilitation is initiated when loss of function has already occurred. There is increasing evidence that it is of benefit to patients to initiate an early rehabilitation process before and during treatment. HNC patients have a unique set of functional challenges such as pre- and post-treatment dysphagia, pain and weight loss. The aim of the trial is to investigate the effects of swallowing and mouth-opening exercises combined with progressive resistance training (PRT) during radiotherapy...
February 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205108/water-assisted-colonoscopy
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REVIEW
Sergio Cadoni, Felix W Leung
The current review will attempt to describe the important lessons learned from published randomized controlled trials (RCT) comparing water immersion (WI) or water exchange (WE) techniques with gas insufflation colonoscopy. Air insufflation (AI) to distend the colon to permit visualization and passage through the lumen was developed for diagnostic colonoscopy. When screening colonoscopy was adopted, the same AI method was used. Interval cancers, diagnosed within 3 to 5 years after an index screening colonoscopy, appeared to be linked to low adenoma detection rate (ADR)...
February 15, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202048/chemotherapy-for-primary-mediastinal-yolk-sac-tumor-in-a-patient-undergoing-chronic-hemodialysis-a-case-report
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Haruki Hirakawa, Chiho Nakashima, Tomomi Nakamura, Masanori Masuda, Taro Funakoshi, Shunsaku Nakagawa, Takahiro Horimatsu, Kazuo Matsubara, Manabu Muto, Shinya Kimura, Naoko Sueoka-Aragane
BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of chemotherapy for patients undergoing concomitant hemodialysis have not been fully established and optimal doses of anti-cancer drugs and best timing of hemodialysis remains unclear. Although chemosensitive cancers, such as germ cell tumors, treated with chemotherapy should have sufficient dose intensity maintained to achieve the desired effect, many patients with cancer undergoing hemodialysis might be under-treated because the pharmacokinetics of anti-cancer drugs in such patients remains unknown...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198461/risk-of-other-cancers-in-families-with-melanoma-novel-familial-links
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Christoph Frank, Jan Sundquist, Akseli Hemminki, Kari Hemminki
A family history of cutaneous melanoma ('melanoma') is a well-established risk factor for melanoma. However, less is known about the possible familial associations of melanoma with other discordant cancers. A risk for discordant cancer may provide useful information about shared genetic and environmental risk factors and it may be relevant background data in clinical genetic counseling. Using the Swedish Family-Cancer Database, we assessed the relative risk (RR) for any cancer in families with increasing numbers of first-degree relatives diagnosed with melanoma, including multiple melanoma, and in reverse order RR for melanoma in families of multiple discordant cancers...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193254/developing-a-new-diagnostic-algorithm-for-human-papilloma-virus-associated-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-an-investigation-of-hpv-dna-assays
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Natasha Cohen, Michael Gupta, Lilian Doerwald-Munoz, Dan Jang, James Edward Massey Young, Stuart Archibald, Bernard Jackson, Jenny Lee, Max Chernesky
BACKGROUND: Human papilloma virus (HPV) has been implicated in the development of a large proportion of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Current techniques used to diagnose HPV etiology require histopathologic analysis. We aim to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of a new application non-histopathologic diagnostic tests to help assist diagnosis of HPV-related oropharyngeal tumors. METHODS: Patients with OPSCC with nodal metastasis were consecutively recruited from a multidisciplinary cancer clinic...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192400/oncogenic-signaling-by-kit-tyrosine-kinase-occurs-selectively-on-the-golgi-apparatus-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Y Obata, K Horikawa, T Takahashi, Y Akieda, M Tsujimoto, J A Fletcher, H Esumi, T Nishida, R Abe
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are caused by gain-of-function mutations in the Kit receptor tyrosine kinase. Most primary GIST patients respond to the Kit inhibitor imatinib, but this drug often becomes ineffective because of secondary mutations in the Kit kinase domain. The characteristic intracellular accumulation of imatinib-sensitive and -resistant Kit protein is well documented, but its relationship to oncogenic signaling remains unknown. Here, we show that in cancer tissue from primary GIST patients as well as in cell lines, mutant Kit accumulates on the Golgi apparatus, whereas normal Kit localizes to the plasma membrane (PM)...
February 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185797/evidence-for-selective-benefit-of-sequential-treatment-with-hypomethylating-agents-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Susmitha Apuri, Najla Al Ali, Eric Padron, Jeffrey E Lancet, Alan F List, Rami S Komrokji
BACKGROUND: Hypomethylating agents (HMAs) remain the mainstay of treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Azacitidine is the only agent shown to improve overall survival in higher risk MDS. The sequential use of HMAs is common practice, given the limited alternatives. The response rate to azacitidine after decitabine is unknown. To investigate the potential benefit of this approach, we reviewed all cases of sequential HMA treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Moffitt Cancer Center MDS database was reviewed, and 2 groups were identified...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179315/validation-of-human-papillomavirus-as-a-favourable-prognostic-marker-and-analysis-of-cd8-tumour-infiltrating-lymphocytes-and-other-biomarkers-in-cancer-of-unknown-primary-in-the-head-and-neck-region
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Lars Sivars, David Landin, Nathalie Grün, Andrea Vlastos, Linda Marklund, Sushma Nordemar, Torbjörn Ramqvist, Eva Munck-Wikland, Anders Näsman, Tina Dalianis
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a favourable prognostic factor in oropharyngeal cancer. Moreover, we and others reported that HPV-positive cancer of unknown primary in the head and neck region (HNCUP) has better outcome than HPV-negative HNCUP. However, not all studies concord. Here, our previous finding was investigated in a new cohort and additional biomarkers were analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 19 HNCUPs diagnosed 2008-2013 were analyzed for HPV DNA by polymerase chain reaction assay (PCR) and p16 by immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178717/high-levels-of-medical-mistrust-are-associated-with-low-quality-of-life-among-black-and-white-men-with-prostate-cancer
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Ballington L Kinlock, Lauren J Parker, Janice V Bowie, Daniel L Howard, Thomas A LaVeist, Roland J Thorpe
BACKGROUND: Medical mistrust is thought to affect health care-based decisions and has been linked to poor health outcomes. The effects of medical mistrust among men with prostate cancer are unknown. Thus, the goal of the current study is to examine the association between medical mistrust and quality of life (QOL) among black and white men with prostate cancer. METHODS: A total of 877 men (415 black, 462 white) with prostate cancer between the ages of 40 to 81 years who entered the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry during the years 2007 and 2008 were retrospectively recruited...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178280/knockdown-of-hspa9-induces-tp53-dependent-apoptosis-in-human-hematopoietic-progenitor-cells
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Tuoen Liu, Kilannin Krysiak, Cara Lunn Shirai, Sanghyun Kim, Jin Shao, Matthew Ndonwi, Matthew J Walter
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are the most common adult myeloid blood cancers in the US. Patients have increased apoptosis in their bone marrow cells leading to low peripheral blood counts. The full complement of gene mutations that contribute to increased apoptosis in MDS remains unknown. Up to 25% of MDS patients harbor and acquired interstitial deletion on the long arm of chromosome 5 [del(5q)], creating haploinsufficiency for a large set of genes including HSPA9. Knockdown of HSPA9 in primary human CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells significantly inhibits growth and increases apoptosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177904/genome-scale-analysis-identifies-gjb2-and-ero1lb-as-prognosis-markers-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Tao Zhu, Yuan-Feng Gao, Yi-Xin Chen, Zhi-Bin Wang, Ji-Ye Yin, Xiao-Yuan Mao, Xi Li, Wei Zhang, Hong-Hao Zhou, Zhao-Qian Liu
Pancreatic cancer is a complex and heterogeneous disease with the etiology largely unknown. The deadly nature of pancreatic cancer, with an extremely low 5-year survival rate, renders urgent a better understanding of the molecular events underlying it. The aim of this study is to investigate the gene expression module of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) with prognostic potentials. Transcriptome microarray data of five GEO datasets (GSE15471, GSE16515, GSE18670, GSE32676, GSE71989), including 117 primary tumor samples and 73 normal pancreatic tissue samples, were utilized to identify DEGs...
February 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168879/head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-metabolism-draws-on-glutaminolysis-and-stemness-is-specifically-regulated-by-glutaminolysis-via-aldehyde-dehydrogenase
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Pachiyappan Kamarajan, Thekkelnaycke M Rajendiran, Jason Kinchen, Mercedes Bermúdez, Theodora Danciu, Yvonne Lorraine Kapila
Cancer cells use alternate energetic pathways, however cancer stem cell (CSC) metabolic energetic pathways are unknown. The purpose of this study was to define the metabolic characteristics of head and neck cancer at different points of its pathogenesis with a focus on its CSC compartment. UPLC-MS/MS-profiling and GC-MS-validation studies of human head and neck cancer tissue, saliva, and plasma, were used in conjunction with in vitro and in vivo models to carry out this investigation. We identified metabolite biomarker panels that distinguish head and neck cancer from healthy controls, and confirmed involvement of glutamate and glutaminolysis...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167342/cellular-transformation-of-human-mammary-epithelial-cells-by-satb2
#18
Wei Yu, Yiming Ma, Augusto C Ochoa, Sharmila Shankar, Rakesh K Srivastava
Breast tumors are heterogeneous and carry a small population of progenitor cells that can produce various subtypes of breast cancer. SATB2 (special AT-rich binding protein-2) is a newly identified transcription factor and epigenetic regulator. It is highly expressed in embryonic stem cells, but not in adult tissues, and regulates pluripotency-maintaining factors. However, the molecular mechanisms by which SATB2 induces transformation of human mammary epithelial cells (HMECs) leading to malignant phenotype are unknown...
February 1, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166262/l1-retrotransposon-expression-in-circulating-tumor-cells
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Ioannis Papasotiriou, Katerina Pantopikou, Panagiotis Apostolou
Long interspersed nuclear element 1 (LINE-1 or L1) belongs to the non-long terminal repeat (non-LTR) retrotransposon family, which has been implicated in carcinogenesis and disease progression. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are also known to be involved in cancer progression. The present study aimed to compare the L1 expression between circulating tumor cells and non-cancerous samples. Blood samples were collected from 10 healthy individuals and 22 patients with different types of cancer. The whole blood cells were isolated using enrichment protocols and the DNA and RNA were extracted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156660/attitudes-of-radiation-oncologists-toward-palliative-and-supportive-care-in-the-united-states-report-on-national-membership-survey-by-the-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-astro
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James B Yu, Malcolm Mattes, Adrienne Thrasher, Hui-Kuo George Shu, Jennifer F De Los Santos, Harald Paganetti, Bridget F Koontz, Christopher Abraham, Tracy A Balboni
: 105 Background: Radiation oncologists are frequently involved in providing palliative and supportive care (PSC) for patients with advanced cancers through delivery of palliative radiation. Whether they are confident in their ability to assess and initiate treatments for pain, non-pain, and psychosocial distress is unknown. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) surveyed its practicing members in the United States on self-assessment of their primary PSC skills, and access to continuing medical education on PSC...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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