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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087099/prognostic-and-predictive-indicators-in-early-stage-breast-cancer-and-the-role-of-genomic-profiling-focus-on-the-oncotype-dx-%C3%A2-breast-recurrence-score-assay
#1
E Curtit, L Mansi, Y Maisonnette-Escot, J-L Sautière, X Pivot
Although useful prognostic and predictive insights can be gained from patient and tumour characteristics in early-stage breast cancer, it is not always straightforward to predict the likely risk of recurrence for each individual patient following breast surgery. One of the most difficult challenges faced by clinicians is identifying patients who may benefit most from adjuvant chemotherapy, and distinguishing these cases from those where endocrine therapy may be sufficient for cure. Genomic tests such as the Oncotype DX(®) Breast Recurrence Score(®) Assay have been developed to provide a robust and clinically validated assessment of a patient's individual tumour signature...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079003/colorectal-cancer-chemotherapy-the-evolution-of-treatment-and-new-approaches
#2
Rachel M McQuade, Vanesa Stojanovska, Joel C Bornstein, Kulmira Nurgali
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one the greatest contributors to cancer related mortality. Although 5 year survival rate for patients at the early stage of CRC (stages I and II) is above 60%, more than 50% of patients are diagnosed at or beyond stage III when distant metastasis has already occurred, in which case 5 year survival rate drops to 10%. Chemotherapeutic intervention coupled with surgery is the backbone of metastatic CRC treatment and the only means of enhanced survival. For decades following its discovery, an antimetabolite 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) was the only chemotherapeutic agent available to successfully improve 12 month survival in CRC patients...
January 11, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078113/results-of-intraoperative-electron-beam-radiotherapy-containing-multimodality-treatment-for-locally-unresectable-t4-rectal-cancer-a-pooled-analysis-of-the-mayo-clinic-rochester-and-catharina-hospital-eindhoven
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Fabian A Holman, Michael G Haddock, Leonard L Gunderson, Miranda Kusters, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Hetty A van den Berg, Heidi Nelson, Harm J T Rutten
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to analyse the pooled results of intraoperative electron beam radiotherapy (IOERT) containing multimodality treatment of locally advanced T4 rectal cancer, initially unresectable for cure, from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA (MCR) and Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (CHE), both major referral centers for locally advanced rectal cancer. A rectal tumor is called locally unresectable for cure if after full clinical work-up infiltration into the surrounding structures or organs has been demonstrated, which would result in positive surgical margins if resection was the initial component of treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077159/concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-combined-with-enteral-nutrition-support-a-radical-treatment-strategy-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-with-malignant-fistulae
#4
Li Ma, Guang-Yu Luo, Yu-Feng Ren, Bo Qiu, Hong Yang, Chun-Xia Xie, Song-Ran Liu, Shi-Liang Liu, Zhao-Lin Chen, Qun Li, Jian-Hua Fu, Meng-Zhong Liu, Yong-Hong Hu, Wen-Feng Ye, Hui Liu
BACKGROUND: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) significantly increases the survival rate of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients with malignant fistulae. Recent clinical evidence has shown the benefits of enteral nutrition for malnourished cancer patients. In this study, we aimed to validate that, with the support of enteral nutrition, ESCC patients who develop malignant fistulae might be able to complete CCRT and achieve long-term survival. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 652 patients with ESCC who received definitive CCRT at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center between January 2010 and December 2012...
January 11, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074068/a-cpg-island-methylator-phenotype-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-independent-of-idh-mutations-and-associated-with-a-favorable-outcome
#5
A D Kelly, H Kroeger, J Yamazaki, R Taby, F Neumann, S Yu, J T Lee, B Patel, Y Li, R He, S Liang, Y Lu, M Cesaroni, S A Pierce, S M Kornblau, C E Bueso-Ramos, F Ravandi, H M Kantarjian, J Jelinek, J-Pj Issa
Genetic changes are infrequent in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) compared to other malignancies and often involve epigenetic regulators, suggesting that an altered epigenome may underlie AML biology and outcomes. In 96 AML cases including 65 pilot samples selected for cured/not-cured, we found higher CpG island (CGI) promoter methylation in cured patients. Expanded genome-wide digital restriction enzyme analysis of methylation (DREAM) data revealed a CGI methylator phenotype independent of IDH1/2 mutations we term AML-CIMP (A-CIMP(+))...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072499/in-silico-analysis-of-the-deleterious-nssnp-s-missense-in-the-homeobox-domain-of-human-hoxb13-gene-responsible-for-hereditary-prostate-cancer
#6
Gopalakrishnan Chandrasekaran, Eu Chang Hwang, Taek Won Kang, Dongdeuk Kwon, Kwangsung Park, Je-Jung Lee, Vinoth-Kumar Lakshmanan
The human HOXB13 gene encodes a transcription factor containing a DNA-binding homeobox domain and a HoxA13 N-terminal domain. SNP is considered to be the primary genetic cause for hereditary prostate cancer (PCa). The study of functional nsSNP's would give an insight into the exact cause underlying the onset of hereditary PCa and possible methodologies for the cure or early management of the disease. Several in silico tools were used to screen and map the deleterious nsSNP's to the protein structure for predicting the structure-function effects...
January 10, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070993/use-of-liposomal-doxorubicin-for-adjuvant-chemotherapy-of-breast-cancer-in-clinical-practice
#7
Ming Zhao, Xian-Feng Ding, Jian-Yu Shen, Xi-Ping Zhang, Xiao-Wen Ding, Bin Xu
Breast cancer is one of the malignant tumors with the highest morbidity and mortality. It is helpful to reduce the rate of tumor recurrence and metastasis by treating breast cancer with adjuvant chemotherapy, so as to increase the cure rate or survival of patients. In recent years, liposomes have been regarded as a kind of new carrier for targeted drugs. Being effective for enhancing drug efficacy and reducing side effects, they have been widely used for developing anticancer drugs. As a kind of anthracycline with high anticancer activity, doxorubicin can treat or alleviate a variety of malignant tumors effectively when it is used on its own or in combination with other anticancer drugs...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070774/restoring-fertility-with-cryopreserved-prepubertal-testicular-tissue-perspectives-with-hydrogel-encapsulation-nanotechnology-and-bioengineered-scaffolds
#8
Maxime Vermeulen, Jonathan Poels, Francesca de Michele, Anne des Rieux, Christine Wyns
New and improved oncological therapies are now able to cure more than 80% of cancer-affected children in Europe. However, such treatments are gonadotoxic and result in fertility issues, especially in boys who are not able to provide a sperm sample before starting chemo/radiotherapy because of their prepubertal state. For these boys, cryopreservation of immature testicular tissue (ITT) is the only available option, aiming to preserve spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). Both slow-freezing and vitrification have been investigated to this end and are now applied in a clinical setting for SSC cryopreservation...
January 9, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069963/pathogen-boosted-adoptive-cell-transfer-immunotherapy-to-treat-solid-tumors
#9
Gang Xin, David M Schauder, Weiqing Jing, Aimin Jiang, Nikhil S Joshi, Bryon Johnson, Weiguo Cui
Because of insufficient migration and antitumor function of transferred T cells, especially inside the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment (TME), the efficacy of adoptive cell transfer (ACT) is much curtailed in treating solid tumors. To overcome these challenges, we sought to reenergize ACT (ReACT) with a pathogen-based cancer vaccine. To bridge ACT with a pathogen, we genetically engineered tumor-specific CD8 T cells in vitro with a second T-cell receptor (TCR) that recognizes a bacterial antigen. We then transferred these dual-specific T cells in combination with intratumoral bacteria injection to treat solid tumors in mice...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068672/genomic-hallmarks-of-localized-non-indolent-prostate-cancer
#10
Michael Fraser, Veronica Y Sabelnykova, Takafumi N Yamaguchi, Lawrence E Heisler, Julie Livingstone, Vincent Huang, Yu-Jia Shiah, Fouad Yousif, Xihui Lin, Andre P Masella, Natalie S Fox, Michael Xie, Stephenie D Prokopec, Alejandro Berlin, Emilie Lalonde, Musaddeque Ahmed, Dominique Trudel, Xuemei Luo, Timothy A Beck, Alice Meng, Junyan Zhang, Alister D'Costa, Robert E Denroche, Haiying Kong, Shadrielle Melijah G Espiritu, Melvin L K Chua, Ada Wong, Taryne Chong, Michelle Sam, Jeremy Johns, Lee Timms, Nicholas B Buchner, Michèle Orain, Valérie Picard, Helène Hovington, Alexander Murison, Ken Kron, Nicholas J Harding, Christine P'ng, Kathleen E Houlahan, Kenneth C Chu, Bryan Lo, Francis Nguyen, Constance H Li, Ren X Sun, Richard de Borja, Christopher I Cooper, Julia F Hopkins, Shaylan K Govind, Clement Fung, Daryl Waggott, Jeffrey Green, Syed Haider, Michelle A Chan-Seng-Yue, Esther Jung, Zhiyuan Wang, Alain Bergeron, Alan Dal Pra, Louis Lacombe, Colin C Collins, Cenk Sahinalp, Mathieu Lupien, Neil E Fleshner, Housheng H He, Yves Fradet, Bernard Tetu, Theodorus van der Kwast, John D McPherson, Robert G Bristow, Paul C Boutros
Prostate tumours are highly variable in their response to therapies, but clinically available prognostic factors can explain only a fraction of this heterogeneity. Here we analysed 200 whole-genome sequences and 277 additional whole-exome sequences from localized, non-indolent prostate tumours with similar clinical risk profiles, and carried out RNA and methylation analyses in a subset. These tumours had a paucity of clinically actionable single nucleotide variants, unlike those seen in metastatic disease. Rather, a significant proportion of tumours harboured recurrent non-coding aberrations, large-scale genomic rearrangements, and alterations in which an inversion repressed transcription within its boundaries...
January 9, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067535/long-term-survival-of-aids-patients-treated-with-only-traditional-chinese-medicine
#11
Yifei Wang, Fujun Jin, Qiaoli Wang, Zucai Suo
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCM) has been used in Chinese society for more than 5,000 years to treat diseases from inflammation to cancer. Here, we report the case of nine living AIDS patients in the age range of 51 to 67 who were treated with either a unique formula of TCM alone from 2001 to 2009 or the TCM from 2001 to 2006 and then switched to occasional antiretroviral therapy. Surprisingly, the viral loads of eight patients were at undetectable levels on June 28, 2016 while the remaining patient had a low viral load of 29 copies/ml...
January 9, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067166/stem-cell-genetic-therapy-for-fanconi-anemia-a-new-hope
#12
Helmut Hanenberg, Katharina Roellecke, Constanze Wiek
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare inherited DNA disorder clinically characterized by congenital malformations, progressive bone marrow failure, and cancer susceptibility. Due to a strong survival advantage of spontaneously corrected 'normal' hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in a few patients, FA is considered a model disorder for genetic correction of autologous stem cells, where genetically corrected stem cells and their progeny have a strong in vivo selective advantage, ultimately leading to normal hematopoiesis...
January 9, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066673/percutaneous-imaging-guided-cryoablation-for-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Yi-Shi Zhang, Li-Zhi Niu, Ke Zhan, Zhong-Hai Li, Yu-Gang Huang, Yi Yang, Ji-Bing Chen, Ke-Cheng Xu
Percutaneous cryoablation under imaging guidance has been proved to be a safe and effective method for ablation and debulking of tumors, providing radical cure or palliation, as the case may be, for patients with different stages of disease. The local control rate is high with cryoablation, and the complications are usually controllable, making it a reasonable choice in lung cancer treatment. In this paper the technique and mechanism of action of cryoablation are summarized, and studies performed on the application of percutaneous cryoablation in various stages of lung cancer are reviewed...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062694/effective-combination-of-innate-and-adaptive-immunotherapeutic-approaches-in-a-mouse-melanoma-model
#14
Alexander L Rakhmilevich, Mildred Felder, Lauren Lever, Jacob Slowinski, Kayla Rasmussen, Anna Hoefges, Tyler J Van De Voort, Hans Loibner, Alan J Korman, Stephen D Gillies, Paul M Sondel
Most cancer immunotherapies include activation of either innate or adaptive immune responses. We hypothesized that the combined activation of both innate and adaptive immunity will result in better antitumor efficacy. We have previously shown the synergy of an agonistic anti-CD40 mAb (anti-CD40) and CpG-oligodeoxynucleotides in activating macrophages to induce tumor cell killing in mice. Separately, we have shown that a direct intratumoral injection of immunocytokine (IC), an anti-GD2 Ab linked to IL-2, can activate T and NK cells resulting in antitumor effects...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061634/personalized-medicine-approach-for-an-exceptional-response-to-multiple-recurrent-and-metastatic-her2-positive-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#15
Nolan B Seim, Stephen Y Kang, Milan Bhandari, Riley G Jones, Theodoros N Teknos
INTRODUCTION: Advanced stage squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck carries an overall poor prognosis, and survivorship gains have remained relatively stagnant compared to other malignancies due to its complex tumor biology and lack of proven effective targeting agents. METHODS: We present a case of an exceptional responder to molecular-targeted therapy for metastatic oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma using a chemotherapeutic agent FDA approved for breast cancer and targeting the HER2/Neu receptor in order to discuss the larger clinical implications...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059624/pre-clinical-development-of-gene-modification-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-with-chimeric-antigen-receptors-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#16
Sarah M Larson, Laurel C Truscott, Tzu-Ting Chiou, Amie Patel, Roy Kao, Andy Tu, Tulika Tyagi, Xiang Lu, David Elashoff, Satiro N De Oliveira
Patients with refractory or recurrent B-lineage hematologic malignancies have less than 50% of chance of cure despite intensive therapy and innovative approaches are needed. We hypothesize that gene modification of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) with an anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) will produce a multi-lineage, persistent immunotherapy against B-lineage malignancies that can be controlled by the HSVsr39TK suicide gene. High-titer third-generation self-inactivating lentiviral constructs were developed to deliver a second-generation CD19-specific CAR and the herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase HSVsr39TK to provide a suicide gene to allow ablation of gene-modified cells if necessary...
January 6, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056464/impact-of-ctla-4-blockade-in-conjunction-with-metronomic-chemotherapy-on-preclinical-breast-cancer-growth
#17
Karla Parra, Paloma Valenzuela, Natzidielly Lerma, Alejandra Gallegos, Luis C Reza, Georgialina Rodriguez, Urban Emmenegger, Teresa Di Desidero, Guido Bocci, Mitchell S Felder, Marian Manciu, Robert A Kirken, Giulio Francia
BACKGROUND: Although there are reports that metronomic cyclophosphamide (CTX) can be immune stimulating, the impact of its combination with anti-CTLA-4 immunotherapy for the treatment of cancer remains to be evaluated. METHODS: Murine EMT-6/P breast cancer, or its cisplatin or CTX-resistant variants, or CT-26 colon, were implanted into Balb/c mice. Established tumours were monitored for relative growth following treatment with anti-CTLA-4 antibody alone or in combination with; (a) metronomic CTX (ldCTX; 20 mg kg(-1) day(-1)), b) bolus (150 mg kg(-1)) plus ldCTX, or (c) sequential treatment with gemcitabine (160 mg kg(-1) every 3 days)...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055296/eradication-of-melanoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-via-targeting-with-a-killer-red-containing-telomerase-dependent-adenovirus
#18
Kiyoto Takehara, Shuya Yano, Hiroshi Tazawa, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Nobuhiro Narii, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi, Yasuo Urata, Shunsuke Kagawa, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara, Robert M Hoffman
Melanoma is a highly recalcitrant cancer and transformative therapy is necessary for the cure of this disease. We recently developed a telomerase-dependent adenovirus containing the fluorescent protein Killer-Red. In the present report, we first determined the efficacy of Killer-Red adenovirus combined with laser irradiation on human melanoma cell lines in vitro. Cell viability of human melanoma cells was reduced in a dose-dependent and irradiation time-dependent manner. We used an intradermal xenografted melanoma model in nude mice to determine efficacy of the Killer-Red adenovirus...
January 5, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053893/bryophytes-hoard-of-remedies-an-ethno-medicinal-review
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REVIEW
Satish Chandra, Dinesh Chandra, Anupam Barh, Pankaj, Raj Kumar Pandey, Ishwar Prakash Sharma
Bryophytes are the second largest group of land plants after angiosperms. There is very less knowledge available about medicinal properties of these plants. Bryophytes are popular remedy among the tribal people of different parts of the world. Tribal people use these plants to cure various ailments in their daily lives. Bryophytes are used to cure hepatic disorders, skin diseases, cardiovascular diseases, used as antipyretic, antimicrobial, wound healing and many more other ailments by different tribal communities of Africa, America, Europe, Poland, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, Pakistan, China, Nepal and different parts of South, North and Eastern India...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052733/melanoma-induced-anemia-could-be-rescued-by-sca-1-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-mice
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Ning An, Yaozhen Chen, Dandan Yin, Hui-Jie Zhang, Zheng Liu, Fan Feng, Na Li, Jiajia Xin, Wen Yin, Xueqing Xu, Xingbin Hu
The intrinsic basis of cancer-related anemia (CRA) is erythropoiesis disorder, which is a common complication of cancer and exerts a negative influence on the life quality of cancer patients. Cell therapy using mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is considered as a promising method in cancer treatment. Furthermore, MSCs have been used to cure few type of anemia and be considered as a potential strategy to recover anemia radically. However, none reports its application in CRA treatment. In CRA model mice, we found that the number of lin-c-kit+Sca-1+ (LSK) and Sca-1+ MSCs was decreased...
January 4, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
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