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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145972/cancer-immunotherapy-getting-brainy-visualizing-the-distinctive-cns-metastatic-niche-to-illuminate-therapeutic-resistance
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Mark Owyong, Niloufar Hosseini-Nassab, Gizem Efe, Alexander Honkala, Renske J E van den Bijgaart, Vicki Plaks, Bryan Ronain Smith
The advent of cancer immunotherapy (CIT) and its success in treating primary and metastatic cancer may offer substantially improved outcomes for patients. Despite recent advancements, many malignancies remain resistant to CIT, among which are brain metastases, a particularly virulent disease with no apparent cure. The immunologically unique niche of the brain has prompted compelling new questions in immuno-oncology such as the effects of tissue-specific differences in immune response, heterogeneity between primary tumors and distant metastases, and the role of spatiotemporal dynamics in shaping an effective anti-tumor immune response...
November 2017: Drug Resistance Updates: Reviews and Commentaries in Antimicrobial and Anticancer Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137288/elevated-timp-1-expression-is-associated-with-a-prometastatic-phenotype-disease-relapse-and-poor-survival-in-neuroblastoma
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Pritha Paul, Eric J Rellinger, Jingbo Qiao, Sora Lee, Natasha Volny, Chandrasekhar Padmanabhan, Carmelle V Romain, Bret Mobley, Hernan Correa, Dai H Chung
Approximately two-thirds of patients with neuroblastoma are found to have metastatic disease at time of diagnosis with frequent skeletal, lymph node, central nervous system, and liver involvement. Using a serial in vivo splenic injection model, we have isolated an aggressive subclone (BE(2)-C/LM2) from MYCN-amplified neuroblastomas that demonstrate an enhanced propensity to develop metastatic liver lesions. BE(2)-C/LM2 subclone cells demonstrate increased adherent, soft agar colony and tumorsphere growth in vitro...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135607/targeting-the-perivascular-niche-in-brain-tumors
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Giorgio Seano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Brain tumors are composed of primary tumors of the central nervous system, such us glioblastoma (GBM), and secondary metastatic tumors, such as melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma as well as lung and breast cancers. Brain tumors are highly deadly, and unfortunately not many improvements have been achieved to improve the survival of patients with brain tumors. Chemoradiation resistance is one of the most clinically relevant challenges faced in patients with brain tumors. The perivascular niche is one of the most relevant microenvironment hubs in brain tumors...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127594/morphine-double-faced-roles-in-the-regulation-of-tumor-development
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REVIEW
X Y Zhang, Y X Liang, Y Yan, Z Dai, H C Chu
Morphine, a highly potent analgesic, is one of the most effective drugs for the treatment of severe pain associated with cancer. It directly acts on the central nervous system to relieve pain, but also cause secondary complications, such as addiction, respiratory depression and constipation due to its activities on peripheral tissues. Besides pain relief, morphine is of great importance on cancer management with its effect on tumor development being the subject of debate for many years with some contradictory findings...
November 10, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123467/the-role-of-sdf-1-cxcr4-cxcr7-in-neuronal-regeneration-after-cerebral-ischemia
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REVIEW
Xi Cheng, Huibin Wang, Xiuchun Zhang, Shanshan Zhao, Zhike Zhou, Xiaopeng Mu, Chuansheng Zhao, Weiyu Teng
Stromal cell-derived factor-1 is a chemoattractant produced by bone marrow stromal cell lines. It is recognized as a critical factor in the immune and central nervous systems (CNSs) as well as exerting a role in cancer. SDF-1 activates two G protein-coupled receptors, CXCR4 and CXCR7; these are expressed in both developing and mature CNSs and participate in multiple physiological and pathological events, e.g., inflammatory response, neurogenesis, angiogenesis, hematopoiesis, cancer metastasis, and HIV infection...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110845/an-international-epidemiological-analysis-of-young-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-adujov-clicap
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Luis Corrales-Rodríguez, Oscar Arrieta, Luis Mas, Renata Báez-Saldaña, Omar Castillo-Fernández, Normand Blais, Claudio Martín, Melissa Juárez, Priyanka Khanna, Allan Ramos-Esquivel, Ludwing Bacon, Leonardo Rojas, Beatriz Wills, George Oblitas, María Angelina Pérez, Mauricio Cuello, Andrés Felipe Cardona
BACKGROUND: A proportion of patients with NSCLC is diagnosed at 40 years or younger. These patients tend to be never-smokers, usually present with stage IV adenocarcinoma, and have somatic genomic alterations. Few studies have documented and analyzed epidemiological characteristics of this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an international epidemiological analysis of 389 young patients with NSCLC. Data was collected from centers participating in the Latin American Consortium for Lung Cancer Research (AduJov-CLICaP)...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104289/inflammatory-cns-disease-caused-by-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-status-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Lidia M Yshii, Reinhard Hohlfeld, Roland S Liblau
Cancer treatment strategies based on immune stimulation have recently entered the clinical arena, with unprecedented success. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) work by indiscriminately promoting immune responses, which target tumour-associated antigens or tumour-specific mutations. However, the augmented immune response, most notably the T cell response, can cause either direct neurotoxicity or, more commonly, indirect neurotoxic effects through systemic or local inflammatory mechanisms or autoimmune mechanisms...
November 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103666/identification-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-as-a-risk-factor-of-central-nervous-system-metastasis-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Emilie Le Rhun, Nicolas Bertrand, Aurélie Dumont, Emmanuelle Tresch, Marie-Cécile Le Deley, Audrey Mailliez, Matthias Preusser, Michael Weller, Françoise Revillion, Jacques Bonneterre
INTRODUCTION: The PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway may be involved in the development of central nervous system (CNS) metastasis from breast cancer. Accordingly, herein we explored whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of this pathway are associated with altered risk of CNS metastasis formation in metastatic breast cancer patients. METHODS: The GENEOM study (NCT00959556) included blood sample collection from breast cancer patients treated in the neoadjuvant, adjuvant or metastatic setting...
November 2, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071274/bilateral-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-associated-with-bilateral-lymphoproliferative-infiltrative-optic-neuropathy
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Philip J DeSouza, Claudia G Hooten, Christopher M Lack, Vishak J John, Timothy J Martin
BACKGROUND: Leukemic infiltration of the optic nerve is relatively rare. While previously described in acute leukemia, the infiltration in our case represents central nervous system (CNS) metastasis of Burkitt-type lymphoma that developed as a complication of solid-organ transplantation, resulting in a bilateral infiltrative optic neuropathy with sequential, bilateral central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) and devastating vision loss. METHODS: The medical record, serial ophthalmic examination findings, clinical course, and imaging including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fundus photographs, and fluorescein angiography of a single patient were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070870/optical-properties-spectral-and-lifetime-measurements-of-central-nervous-system-tumors-in-humans
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F Poulon, H Mehidine, M Juchaux, P Varlet, B Devaux, J Pallud, D Abi Haidar
A key challenge of central nervous system tumor surgery is to discriminate between brain regions infiltrated by tumor cells and surrounding healthy tissue. Although monitoring of autofluorescence could potentially be an efficient way to provide reliable information for these regions, we found little information on this subject, and thus we conducted studies of brain tissue optical properties. This particular study focuses on the different optical quantitative responses of human central nervous system tumors and their corresponding controls...
October 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045549/emerging-treatment-paradigms-in-brain-metastasis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-an-overview-of-the-current-landscape-and-challenges-ahead
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D Ulahannan, J Khalifa, C Faivre-Finn, S M Lee
Advances in the last decade in genomic profiling and the identification of druggable targets amenable to biological agents, has transformed the management and survival of a subgroup of patients with brain metastasis in non-small cell lung cancer. In parallel, clinicians have re-evaluated the role of whole brain radiotherapy in selected patients with brain metastases to reduce neurocognitive toxicity. Continual progress in this understudied field is required: optimisation of the sequence of schedules for therapies in patients with brain metastases of differing genomic profiles, focusing on new strategies to overcome mechanisms of biological resistance and increasing drug penetrability into the central nervous system...
October 17, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035383/extracellular-nme-proteins-a-player-or-a-bystander
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Patrizia Romani, Marilena Ignesti, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Tien Hsu, Valeria Cavaliere
The Nm23/NME gene family has been under intensive study since Nm23H1/NME1 was identified as the first metastasis suppressor. Inverse correlation between the expression levels of NME1/2 and prognosis has indeed been demonstrated in different tumor cohorts. Interestingly, the presence of NME proteins in the extracellular environment in normal and tumoral conditions has also been noted. In many reported cases, however, these extracellular NME proteins exhibit anti-differentiation or oncogenic functions, contradicting their canonical anti-metastatic action...
October 16, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034739/regression-of-an-intramedullary-spinal-cord-metastasis-with-a-checkpoint-inhibitor-a-case-report
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Kester A Phillips, Elizabeth Gaughan, Alejandro Gru, David Schiff
Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis is an increasingly common diagnosis in patients with cancer largely owing to new imaging techniques and the increase lifespan of patients with malignant tumors. The diagnosis confers significant morbidity and a poor prognosis. Mainstay palliative treatment options include corticosteroids, fractionated radiotherapy and surgery in select cases. In the modern era of immunotherapy for the treatment of several tumor types, the efficacy of these agents against parenchymal CNS tumors remains unanswered...
October 16, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033772/intraparenchymal-hemorrhage-due-to-brain-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Rafael Sartori Balbinot, Ana Laura Facco Muscope, Mateus Dal Castel, Silvana Sartori Balbinot, Raul Angelo Balbinot, Jonathan Soldera
Although extrahepatic metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are present in only 5-15% of cases, they are certainly factors associated with poor prognosis. The main sites include lung, lymph nodes, bones, and adrenal glands, in descending order. Metastasis in the central nervous system is extremely rare, and the incidences vary from 0.6 to 1.7%. We report a case of a 54-year-old man previously diagnosed with alcohol-induced cirrhosis of the liver and HCC. The patient was admitted presenting progressive left hemiparesis and headache which started 2 days earlier, with no history of cranioencephalic trauma...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028110/melanoma-staging-evidence-based-changes-in-the-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-eighth-edition-cancer-staging-manual
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Jeffrey E Gershenwald, Richard A Scolyer, Kenneth R Hess, Vernon K Sondak, Georgina V Long, Merrick I Ross, Alexander J Lazar, Mark B Faries, John M Kirkwood, Grant A McArthur, Lauren E Haydu, Alexander M M Eggermont, Keith T Flaherty, Charles M Balch, John F Thompson
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE To update the melanoma staging system of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) a large database was assembled comprising >46,000 patients from 10 centers worldwide with stages I, II, and III melanoma diagnosed since 1998. Based on analyses of this new database, the existing seventh edition AJCC stage IV database, and contemporary clinical trial data, the AJCC Melanoma Expert Panel introduced several important changes to the Tumor, Nodes, Metastasis (TNM) classification and stage grouping criteria...
November 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994212/high-frequency-of-brain-metastases-after-adjuvant-therapy-for-high-risk-melanoma
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Wolfram E Samlowski, James Moon, Merle Witter, Michael B Atkins, John M Kirkwood, Megan Othus, Antoni Ribas, Vernon K Sondak, Lawrence E Flaherty
The incidence of CNS progression in patients with high-risk regional melanoma (stages IIIAN2a-IIIC) is not well characterized. Data from the S0008 trial provided an opportunity to examine the role of CNS progression in treatment failure and survival. All patients were surgically staged. Following wide excision and full regional lymphadenectomy, patients were randomized to receive adjuvant biochemotherapy (BCT) or high-dose interferon alfa-2B (HDI). CNS progression was retrospectively identified from data forms...
November 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990810/cns-metastasis-secondary-to-malignant-mixed-m%C3%A3-llerian-tumor-case-report-and-review-of-therapeutics
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Vincent Healy, Sorca O'Brien, Philip O'Halloran, Alan Beausang, John Caird
This paper reviews CNS involvement secondary to malignant-mixed Müllerian tumor or uterine carcinosarcoma, a rare aggressive biphasic Müllerian tumor. We report a cerebellar metastasis with epithelial and mesenchymal components, demonstrating heterologous rhabdomyogenic and chondroblastic differentiation. The patient had undergone total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for palliation of symptomatic chemotherapy-resistant node-positive disease. CNS involvement is rare, and prognostically poor, and suggestively poorer in predominantly sarcomatous metastases...
October 9, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971065/preclinical-modeling-and-therapeutic-avenues-for-cancer-metastasis-to-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Mohini Singh, David Bakhshinyan, Chitra Venugopal, Sheila K Singh
Metastasis is the dissemination of cells from the primary tumor to other locations within the body, and continues to be the predominant cause of death among cancer patients. Metastatic progression within the adult central nervous system is 10 times more frequent than primary brain tumors. Metastases affecting the brain parenchyma and leptomeninges are associated with grave prognosis, and even after successful control of the primary tumor the median survival is a dismal 2-3 months with treatment options typically limited to palliative care...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968165/modernizing-clinical-trial-eligibility-criteria-recommendations-of-the-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-friends-of-cancer-research-brain-metastases-working-group
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Nancy U Lin, Tatiana Prowell, Antoinette R Tan, Marina Kozak, Oliver Rosen, Laleh Amiri-Kordestani, Julia White, Joohee Sul, Louise Perkins, Katherine Beal, Richard Gaynor, Edward S Kim
Purpose Broadening trial eligibility to improve accrual and access and to better reflect intended-to-treat populations has been recognized as a priority. Historically, patients with brain metastases have been understudied, because of restrictive eligibility across all phases of clinical trials. Methods In 2016, after a literature search and series of teleconferences, a multistakeholder workshop was convened. Our working group focused on developing consensus recommendations regarding the inclusion of patients with brain metastases in clinical trials, as part of a broader effort that encompassed minimum age, HIV status, and organ dysfunction...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960907/malignant-pleural-effusion-from-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-diagnosed-by-pleural-effusion-cytology-a-case-report
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Konstantinos Kosmas, Anna Tsonou, Georgia Mitropoulou, Eufrosyni Salemi, Danai Kazi, Ageliki Theofanopoulou
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is by far the most common thyroid malignancy (over 85%) of all the thyroid cancers. It has excellent prognosis and 10-year survival rate in most of the cases (95%). Most of the tumors are indolent and do not recur or metastasize after removal. However, widespread metastases to lung, skeleton, central nervous system and, occasionally, other organs may be observed. In rare instances, this disease may metastasize to the pleura and manifest as a malignant pleural effusion (MPE) and portend poor prognosis...
September 27, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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