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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156643/melanoma-genetic-abnormalities-tumor-progression-clonal-evolution-and-tumor-initiating-cells
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REVIEW
Ugo Testa, Germana Castelli, Elvira Pelosi
Melanoma is an aggressive neoplasia issued from the malignant transformation of melanocytes, the pigment-generating cells of the skin. It is responsible for about 75% of deaths due to skin cancers. Melanoma is a phenotypically and molecularly heterogeneous disease: cutaneous, uveal, acral, and mucosal melanomas have different clinical courses, are associated with different mutational profiles, and possess distinct risk factors. The discovery of the molecular abnormalities underlying melanomas has led to the promising improvement of therapy, and further progress is expected in the near future...
November 20, 2017: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156385/interaction-with-the-gdf8-11-pathway-reveals-treatment-options-for-adenocarcinoma-of-the-breast
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Christoph Wallner, Marius Drysch, Mustafa Becerikli, Henriette Jaurich, Johannes Maximilian Wagner, Stephanie Dittfeld, Julia Nagler, Kamran Harati, Mehran Dadras, Stathis Philippou, Marcus Lehnhardt, Björn Behr
Breast adenocarcinoma continues to be the most frequently diagnosed tumor entity. Despite established therapy options, mortality for breast cancer remains to be as high as 40,000 patients in the US annually. Thus, a need to develop a patient-oriented, targeted therapy exists. In this study, we investigated the interaction of breast adenocarcinoma with the ubiquitously present protein Follistatin and subsequently the GDF8/11 pathway. We analyzed primary histological samples from adenocarcinoma patients for expression of Follistatin and GDF8/11...
November 17, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154985/adolescent-hydrocele-carrying-a-surprise-a-case-of-papillary-cystadenoma-of-the-epididymis
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A Soria Gondek, V Julià Masip, C Jou Muñoz, H Salvador Hernández, C Rovira Zurriaga, X Tarrado Castellarnau
Papillary cystadenoma of the epididymis (PCE) is a rare benign epithelial tumor remarkable for its association with Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHLD). A 12-year-old male consulted for a progressive enlargement of the left testicle. At time of surgery, the whole epididymis was enlarged. Pathological diagnosis was PCE with a focus of borderline malignancy. Scrotal left epididymectomy was performed. VHLD screening was negative. No relapse has been detected two years later. In case of atypical clinical examination of a hydrocele, unusual presentations such as PCE should be considered...
November 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154474/intracrine-prostaglandin-e2-pro-tumoral-actions-in-prostate-epithelial-cells-originate-from-non-canonical-pathways
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Antonio Madrigal-Martínez, Ana B Fernández-Martínez, Francisco J Lucio Cazaña
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) increases cell proliferation and stimulates migratory and angiogenic abilities in prostate cancer cells. However, the effects of PGE2 on non-transformed prostate epithelial cells are unknown, despite the fact that PGE2 overproduction has been found in benign hyperplastic prostates. In the present work we studied the effects of PGE2 in immortalized, non-malignant prostate epithelial RWPE-1 cells and found that PGE2 increased cell proliferation, cell migration, and production of vascular endothelial growth factor-A, and activated in vitro angiogenesis...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153364/application-of-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-mri-to-differentiate-benign-from-malignant-intracranial-meningiomas
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Xin J Qiao, Hyun Grace Kim, Danny J J Wang, Noriko Salamon, Michael Linetsky, Ali Sepahdari, Benjamin M Ellingson, Whitney B Pope
PURPOSE: Differentiating WHO grade I-III of meningioma by non-invasive imaging is challenging. This study investigated the potential of MR arterial spin labeling (ASL) to establish tumor grade in meningioma patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pseudo-continuous ASL with 3D background suppressed gradient and spin echo (GRASE) was acquired on 54 patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent intracranial meningioma. Perfusion patterns characterized in CBF color maps were independently evaluated by three neuroradiologists blinded to patient history, and correlated with tumor grade from histo-pathological review...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153238/pediatric-tumors-of-the-temporomandibular-joint
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REVIEW
Gary F Bouloux, Steven M Roser, Shelly Abramowicz
The incidence of tumors and pseudotumors of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in the pediatric population is low. They are often challenging to recognize unless associated with signs and symptoms that may erroneously be interpreted as TMJ dysfunction. Tumors of the TMJ can be divided into 3 categories based on the nature and type of precursor cell involved in the tumor: benign tumors, malignant tumors, and pseudotumors. This article discusses the most common entities in these categories.
February 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152563/integrated-radiomic-framework-for-breast-cancer-and-tumor-biology-using-advanced-machine-learning-and-multiparametric-mri
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Vishwa S Parekh, Michael A Jacobs
Radiomics deals with the high throughput extraction of quantitative textural information from radiological images that not visually perceivable by radiologists. However, the biological correlation between radiomic features and different tissues of interest has not been established. To that end, we present the radiomic feature mapping framework to generate radiomic MRI texture image representations called the radiomic feature maps (RFM) and correlate the RFMs with quantitative texture values, breast tissue biology using quantitative MRI and classify benign from malignant tumors...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152117/fgf5-is-expressed-in-melanoma-and-enhances-malignancy-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Sara Ghassemi, Katharina Vejdovszky, Emine Sahin, Lukas Ratzinger, Karin Schelch, Thomas Mohr, Barbara Peter-Vörösmarty, Jelena Brankovic, Andreas Lackner, Alexandra Leopoldi, Diana Meindl, Christine Pirker, Balazs Hegedus, Brigitte Marian, Klaus Holzmann, Bettina Grasl-Kraupp, Petra Heffeter, Walter Berger, Michael Grusch
Although FGF5 mRNA was previously found expressed in some melanoma cell lines in contrast to normal human melanocytes, neither its contribution to melanoma growth nor its expression in melanoma tissue has been investigated. Here we demonstrate that ectopic overexpression of FGF5 in human melanoma cells with low endogenous FGF5 expression increased clonogenicity and invasion but not short-term growth in vitro. Silencing of FGF5 in melanoma cells with high endogenous FGF5 expression had the opposite effect on clonogenicity...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151529/rare-case-of-pancreatic-cystic-lymphangioma
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Masakuni Fujii, Hiroaki Saito, Masao Yoshioka, Junji Shiode
Pancreatic cystic lymphangioma is an extremely rare tumor. The characteristic imaging findings are poorly defined, and distinguishing between this disease and other pancreatic cyst-related tumors is very difficult. We herein report a case of a Japanese woman in her 50s with this lesion, located in the tail of the pancreas. Pancreatic cystic lymphangioma should therefore be considered in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions. Laparoscopic resection can be a useful, minimally invasive surgical approach for treating these cysts as well as for the treatment of benign or low-grade malignant tumors located in the pancreatic body or tail...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151288/-the-value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-in-predicting-the-malignant-potential-of-gist
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S X Li, M D Tang, D Y Lin, D J Liu, Q H Lyu, J P Zhang, Z H Cai
Objective: To evaluate the value of (18)F-FDG PET-CT in predicting the malignant potential of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST). Methods: The clinical and pathological features of 31 patients with GIST confirmed by surgery or biopsy were retrospectively analyzed. The malignant potential of GIST before treatment was assessed by (18)F-FDG PET-CT. The GIST risk classification was graded according to the Standard revised by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2008. The relationship between the maximal standard uptake value (SUVmax) and GIST risk classification, tumor diameter, Ki-67 index, and mitotic count were analyzed respectively...
November 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147439/uterine-smooth-muscle-tumor-of-uncertain-malignant-potential-clinicopathologic-sonographic-characteristics-follow-up-and-recurrence
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Besim Haluk Bacanakgil, Mustafa Deveci, Emine Karabuk, Zeynep Soyman
Background: Uterine smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential (STUMP) is rare tumor, and regarded as sub-classification in uterine smooth muscle tumors between benign and malignant criteria. In this study, we evaluated characteristics of cases with STUMP diagnosis in a 10-year period. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated medical records of patients with histopathological STUMP diagnosis in Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, a tertiary center. We analyzed preoperative demographic, clinical features and postoperative follow-up...
June 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146893/von-hippel-lindau-disease-with-multi-organ-involvement-a-case-report-and-8-year-clinical-course-with-follow-up
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Ali Yaghobi Joybari, Payam Azadeh
BACKGROUND Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome manifested by a spectrum of benign and malignant tumors.  CASE REPORT The patient presented here was a 31-year-old female with unremarkable family history who presented initially complaining of intermittent abdominal pain. Abdominal CT scan revealed an inhomogeneous solid mass (13×9×7 cm) originating from the tail of the pancreas with splenic and gastric invasion as well as several pancreatic cysts. A nucleotide scan showed left adrenal involvement...
November 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146229/evaluating-the-projected-surgical-impact-of-reclassifying-noninvasive-encapsulated-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-as-noninvasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features
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Rajshri Mainthia, Heather Wachtel, Yufei Chen, Elizabeth Mort, Sareh Parangi, Peter M Sadow, Carrie C Lubitz
BACKGROUND: The reclassification of noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid cancer to noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features will reduce nonefficacious and potentially harmful care. Reclassification is estimated in 18.6% of patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma; we aimed to quantify the implications of this change. METHODS: Pathology reports from April 2006 to April 2016 were reviewed to isolate cases that would have been designated as neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features...
November 13, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145046/genetic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-phyllodes-tumors-of-the-breast
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Ji-Yeon Kim, Jong Han Yu, Seok Jin Nam, Seok Won Kim, Se Kyung Lee, Woong-Yang Park, Dong-Young Noh, Do-Hyun Nam, Yeon Hee Park, Wonshik Han, Jeong Eon Lee
PURPOSE: Phyllodes tumors (PTs) of the breast are rare, accounting for less than 1% of all breast tumors. Among PTs, malignant PTs (MPTs) have malignant characteristics and distant metastases occur in about 20% to 30% of MPTs. However, there is no effective treatment for MPTs with distant metastasis, resulting in an abject prognosis. We performed targeted deep sequencing on PTs to identify the associations between genetic alterations and clinical prognosis. METHODS: We performed targeted deep sequencing to evaluate the genetic characteristics of PTs and analyzed the relationships between clinical and genetic characteristics...
November 12, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144839/distinguishing-benign-from-malignant-circumscribed-orbital-tumors-in-children
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Yufei Tu, Frederick A Jakobiec, Katherine Leung, Suzanne K Freitag
An orbital neoplasm in children is an uncommon clinical finding. Clinical suspicion should be based on many factors, including its location, the nature of onset, associated systemic signs and symptoms, family and social histories, examination findings, and radiographic characteristics. We present two cases of young children of similar age with a rapid-onset orbital mass. In both cases, a circumscribed round lesion was found in the superomedial orbit. An orbital schwannoma, a benign and usually slow growing tumor, was found in the first patient...
November 16, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144159/shear-wave-elastography-quantitative-assessment-of-the-male-breast-added-value-to-distinguish-benign-and-malignant-palpable-masses
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Amandine Crombe, Gabrielle Hurtevent-Labrot, Maryam Asad-Syed, Jean Palussiere, Gaetan MacGrogan, Michèle Kind, Stéphane Ferron
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of shear-wave elastography (SWE) to distinguish between benign and malignant palpable masses of the adult male breast. METHODS: Clinical examination, mammography, B-mode and Doppler ultrasound (US) findings and SWE quantitative parameters were compared in 50 benign lesions (including 40 gynecomastias) and 15 malignant lesions (invasive ductal carcinomas) from 65 patients who were consecutively addressed for specialized advice at our comprehensive cancer center...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144153/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-for-differentiation-of-benign-and-malignant-musculoskeletal-tumors-at-3-t
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Hyun Kyong Lim, Won-Hee Jee, Joon-Yong Jung, Mun Young Paek, InSeong Kim, Chan-Kwon Jung, Yang-Guk Chung
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for differentiating between benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors at 3 T. METHODS: Sixty-five patients with treatment-naïve musculoskeletal tumors (47 malignant and 23 benign lesions) who underwent 3 T MRI including IVIM DW imaging were included. IVIM-derived parameters included pure diffusion coefficient (D), perfusion related incoherent microcirculation (D*, pseudodiffusion coefficient), and perfusion fraction (f)...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143395/a-novel-classification-scheme-to-decline-the-mortality-rate-among-women-due-to-breast-tumor
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Bushra Mughal, Muhammad Sharif, Nazeer Muhammad, Tanzila Saba
Early screening of skeptical masses or breast carcinomas in mammograms is supposed to decline the mortality rate among women. This amount can be decreased more on development of the computer-aided diagnosis with reduction of false suppositions in medical informatics. Our aim is to provide a robust tumor detection system for accurate classification of breast masses using normal, abnormal, benign, or malignant classes. The breast carcinomas are classified on the basis of observed classes. This is highly dependent on feature extraction process...
November 16, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143371/editorial-comment-from-dr-taguchi-to-demographics-management-and-treatment-outcomes-of-benign-and-malignant-retroperitoneal-tumors-in-japan
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Satoru Taguchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142599/large-wolffian-adnexal-tumor-of-the-ovary-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ya-Qiong Du, Shu-Zheng Song, Xiao-Chun Ni, Ju-Gang Wu, Shou-Lian Wang, Bo-Jian Jiang, Ji-Wei Yu
Female Wolffian adnexal tumor (WAT) is a rare neoplasm arising from the remnants of the mesonephric duct and <100 cases have been reported globally. The present case report describes a 73-year-old female patient with WAT in the left ovary which, to the best of our knowledge, is the largest benign WAT tumor to be reported. In addition, the present case report reviewed previous studies on the clinical characteristics and therapy for WAT and the surgery methods for female WAT of ovary were summarized. WATs are typically benign; however, a number factors may increase the risk of malignancy...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
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