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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918099/role-of-hpv-dna-testing-in-modern-gynaecological-practice
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REVIEW
Guglielmo Ronco, Paolo Giorgi Rossi
The identification of some types of human papillomavirus (HPV) as necessary, but not sufficient, cause of cervical cancer has suggested the use of HPV testing in cervical cancer prevention. A large number of studies has provided evidence supporting its application (1) as primary screening test, (2) for triaging borderline cytology, (3) for follow-up after positive primary test but no abnormal histology and (4) as a test of cure. They also allowed a reasonably good definition of the appropriate policies and protocols, leading to the delivery of evidence-based guidelines resulting from a systematic review of the literature...
August 12, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917258/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-lung-cancer-historical-developments-and-future-strategies
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Kevin L M Chua, Iris Sin, Kam W Fong, Melvin L K Chua, Hiroshi Onishi
The application of radiosurgery dose escalation extra-cranially in a moving target, surrounded by critical normal tissue, presents unique dosimetric and clinical challenges. Building on a strong foundation of robust technological advancements and well-planned clinical studies, lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) has firmly established its place in the management of early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Nevertheless, favourable outcomes and long-term survival still evade a substantial proportion of patients, especially for central and larger peripheral lung tumours...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917257/exploiting-molecular-genomics-in-precision-radiation-oncology-a-marriage-of-biological-and-physical-precision
#3
Janice S H Tan, Xiaotian Lin, Kevin L M Chua, Paula Y Lam, Khee-Chee Soo, Melvin L K Chua
Achieving local tumour control is paramount for cure in head and neck and prostate cancers. With the transition to precision radiotherapy (RT) techniques, survival rates have improved in the majority of these cancers, but a substantial proportion of 30-40% still relapse following primary treatment. Recent large-scale molecular profiling studies have revealed unique biological events that could explain for tumour aggression and resistance to therapies, redefining the molecular taxonomy of head and neck and prostate cancers...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914553/nanomaterials-as-nanocarriers-a-critical-assessment-why-these-are-multi-chore-vanquisher-in-breast-cancer-treatment
#4
Sania Naz, Hira Shahzad, Attarad Ali, Muhammad Zia
Breast cancer is a group of diseases with various subtypes and leads to high mortality throughout the globe. Various conventional techniques are in practice to cure breast cancer but these techniques are linked with various shortcomings. Mostly these treatments are not site directed and cause toxicity towards normal cells. In order to overcome these issues, we need smart system that can deliver anticancer drugs to specific sites. Targeted drug delivery can be achieved via passive or active drug delivery using nanocarriers...
September 15, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912626/clinical-impact-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Junko Tsuchida, Masayuki Nagahashi, Kazuaki Takabe, Toshifumi Wakai
Breast cancer metastasizes to lymph nodes or other organs, which determine the prognosis of patients. It is difficult to cure the breast cancer patients with distant metastasis due to resistance to drug therapies. Elucidating the underlying mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis and drug resistance is expected to provide new therapeutic targets. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a pleiotropic, bioactive lipid mediator that regulates many cellular functions, including proliferation, migration, survival, angiogenesis/lymphangiogenesis, and immune responses...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905653/induction-of-cellular-and-molecular-immunomodulatory-pathways-by-vitamin-e-and-vitamin-c
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Joseph J Bivona, Sapna Patel, Michael Vajdy
Vitamins E and C are well known small molecules that have been used to maintain health for decades. Recent studies of the cellular and molecular pathways leading to immunomodulation by these molecules have been of interest, as have their anti-oxidant properties and signal transduction pathways for curing or improving infectious diseases and cancer. Areas covered: Herein, the authors provide a definition and the structural classification of vitamins E and C and how these molecules influence cellular function...
September 14, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905009/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-cancer-an-almost-exclusive-eastern-procedure
#7
REVIEW
Rafael S Pinheiro, Daniel R Waisberg, Lucas S Nacif, Vinicius Rocha-Santos, Rubens M Arantes, Liliana Ducatti, Rodrigo B Martino, Quirino Lai, Wellington Andraus, Luiz A C D'Albuquerque
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most prevalent cancer and it is linked with chronic liver disease. Liver transplantation (LT) is the best curative treatment modality, since it can cure simultaneously the underlying liver disease and HCC. Milan criteria (MC) are the benchmark for selecting patients with HCC for LT, achieving up to 91% 1-year survival post transplantation. However, when considering intention-to-treat (ITT) rates are substantially lower, mainly due dropout. Additionally, Milan criteria (MC) are too restrictive and more inclusive criteria have been reported with good outcomes...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904939/lung-cancer-prevalence-in-iran-by-histologic-subtypes
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Hossein Molavi Vardanjani, Masoud Zeinali, Samera Radmerikhi, Maryam Hadipour
BACKGROUND: Prevalence statistics are essential for cancer control in addition to incidence and mortality data. As we know, there is no published report regarding lung cancer (LC) prevalence in Iran. Herein, we provide model-based estimates of limited time LC prevalence in Iran, 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Incidence numbers of LC were extracted from Iranian National Cancer Registry reports for 2003-2009. Trends were analyzed by joinpoint regression, assuming a logarithmic poisson model...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904804/bringing-new-medicines-to-women-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-what-is-the-unmet-medical-need
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REVIEW
Thomas J Herzog, Bradley J Monk
BACKGROUND: Therapy for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (OC) includes first line platinum/taxane-containing chemotherapy and re-treatment with platinum-containing regimens for disease recurrence in patients likely to respond again. Single-agent, non-platinum, cytotoxic agents are commonly used to treat patients resistant to platinum retreatment, but these agents are associated with dose-limiting toxicities and response rates below 20%. MAIN BODY: Recent advances have led to novel targeted treatments for recurrent OC that offer opportunities to improve response rates and prolong progression-free intervals...
2017: Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902669/alpps-improves-resectability-compared-with-conventional-two-stage-hepatectomy-in-patients-with-advanced-colorectal-liver-metastasis-results-from-a-scandinavian-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-ligro-trial
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Per Sandström, Bård I Røsok, Ernesto Sparrelid, Peter N Larsen, Anna L Larsson, Gert Lindell, Nicolai A Schultz, Bjorn A Bjørnbeth, Bengt Isaksson, Magnus Rizell, Bergthor Björnsson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate if associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) could increase resection rates (RRs) compared with two-stage hepatectomy (TSH) in a randomized controlled trial (RCT). BACKGROUND: Radical liver metastasis resection offers the only chance of a cure for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients with colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) and an insufficient future liver remnant (FLR) volume are traditionally treated with chemotherapy with portal vein embolization or ligation followed by hepatectomy (TSH)...
September 11, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902384/-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia
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Ludwig Schaaf, Friedhelm Raue
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and 2 are hereditary cancer syndromes. They are characterized by the occurrence of many benign and malignant tumor types, in MEN1 parathyroid tumors, pituitary tumors, and pancreas tumors, in MEN2 medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and parathyroid tumors. The autosomal dominant inherited tumor syndromes are caused by mutations in the MEN1 gene, a tumor suppressor gene, and mutations in the RET gene, an activated oncogene, in MEN2. The clinical expression of the different tumors can vary within and between families, with a good genotype-phenotype correlation in MEN2...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898082/meroterpenoids-from-a-medicinal-fungus-antrodia-cinnamomea
#12
Mei-Chuan Chen, Ting-Yu Cho, Yueh-Hsiung Kuo, Tzong-Huei Lee
Antrodia cinnamomea, a medicinal fungus indigenous to Taiwan, has been shown to exhibit a broad spectrum of bioactivities for the treatments of alcoholic intoxication, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fatigue, and a number of active principles have been identified. Among the bioactive entities, clinical trials of antroquinonol and 4-acetyl antroquinonol B are being carried out for curing cancer, hypercholesterolemia, and hyperlipidemia. The total synthesis of antroquinonol has been achieved; however, investigating the structure-activity relationship of this class of compounds remained difficult due to the lack of available analogues...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895417/the-prognostic-value-of-pre-treatment-thrombocytosis-in-two-cohorts-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-curatively-intended-chemoradiotherapy
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G Holgersson, S BergstrOm, A Hallqvist, P Liv, J Nilsson, L WillEn, J Nyman, S Ekman, R Henriksson, M Bergqvist
Chemoradiotherapy is the standard of care for inoperable stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This treatment, however, offers only a small chance of cure and is associated with many side effects. Little research has been made concerning which patients benefit most/least from the treatment. The present study evaluates the prognostic value of anemia, leukocytosis and thrombocytosis at diagnosis in this treatment setting. In the present study, data were collected retrospectively for 222 patients from two different phase II studies conducted between 2002-2007 in Sweden with patients treated with chemoradiotherapy for stage IIIA-IIIB NSCLC...
September 12, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895415/hyaluronic-acid-hyaluronidase-as-biomarkers-for-bladder-cancer-a-diagnostic-meta-analysis
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Z Liang, Q Zhang, Ch Wang, F Shi, H Cao, Y Yu, M Zhang, X Liu
This study aimed to determine the value of HA/HAase for detecting bladder cancer on the basis of preceding statistical performance. PubMed, Springer Link, Web of Science and Cochrane Library were systematically searched to identify potentially relevant published articles by using the key words: "bladder cancer or bladder tumor or bladder carcinoma", "hyaluronic acid or hyaluronan", "hyaluronidase or HAase". The methodological quality of each study was assessed by QUADAS-2. According to the inclusive and exclusive criteria, 8 articles were identified and methodologically analyzed by STATA 12...
September 12, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893280/eradication-of-hiv-1-latent-reservoirs-through-therapeutic-vaccination
#15
REVIEW
Joshua Pankrac, Katja Klein, Jamie F S Mann
Despite the significant success of combination anti-retroviral therapy to reduce HIV viremia and save lives, HIV-1 infection remains a lifelong infection that must be appropriately managed. Advances in the understanding of the HIV infection process and insights from vaccine development in other biomedical fields such as cancer, imaging, and genetic engineering have fueled rapid advancements in HIV cure research. In the last few years, several studies have focused on the development of "Kick and Kill" therapies to reverse HIV latency and kick start viral translational activity...
September 12, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892775/challenges-and-perspectives-in-the-immunotherapy-of-hodgkin-lymphoma
#16
REVIEW
Jean-Marie Michot, Julien Lazarovici, David Ghez, Alina Danu, Christophe Fermé, Amélie Bigorgne, Vincent Ribrag, Aurélien Marabelle, Sandrine Aspeslagh
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) was one of the first few cancers to be cured first with radiotherapy alone and then with a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Around 80% of the patients with HL will be cured by first-line therapy. However, the ionising radiation not only produces cytotoxicity but also induces alterations in the microenvironment, and patients often struggle with the long-term consequences of these treatments, such as cardiovascular disorders, lung diseases and secondary malignancies. Hence, it is essential to improve treatments while avoiding delayed side-effects...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892489/funneled-potential-and-flux-landscapes-dictate-the-stabilities-of-both-the-states-and-the-flow-fission-yeast-cell-cycle
#17
Xiaosheng Luo, Liufang Xu, Bo Han, Jin Wang
Using fission yeast cell cycle as an example, we uncovered that the non-equilibrium network dynamics and global properties are determined by two essential features: the potential landscape and the flux landscape. These two landscapes can be quantified through the decomposition of the dynamics into the detailed balance preserving part and detailed balance breaking non-equilibrium part. While the funneled potential landscape is often crucial for the stability of the single attractor networks, we have uncovered that the funneled flux landscape is crucial for the emergence and maintenance of the stable limit cycle oscillation flow...
September 11, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892119/prophylactic-chemotherapy-for-hydatidiform-mole-to-prevent-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia
#18
REVIEW
Qiuyi Wang, Jing Fu, Lina Hu, Fang Fang, Lingxia Xie, Hengxi Chen, Fan He, Taixiang Wu, Theresa A Lawrie
BACKGROUND: This is an update of the original Cochrane Review published in Cochrane Library, Issue 10, 2012.Hydatidiform mole (HM), also called a molar pregnancy, is characterised by an overgrowth of foetal chorionic tissue within the uterus. HMs may be partial (PM) or complete (CM) depending on their gross appearance, histopathology and karyotype. PMs usually have a triploid karyotype, derived from maternal and paternal origins, whereas CMs are diploid and have paternal origins only...
September 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891089/molecular-insights-into-the-transcriptional-regulatory-role-of-thyroid-hormones-in-ovarian-cancer
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Elena Shinderman-Maman, Chen Weingarten, Dotan Moskovich, Haim Werner, Aleck Hercbergs, Paul J Davis, Martin Ellis, Osnat Ashur-Fabian
The regulation of cancer-relevant genes by the thyroid hormones, 3, 5, 3'-Triiodo-L-thyronine (T3) and L-thyroxine (T4), was recently acknowledged. However, limited data exists on the hormonal effects on gene expression in ovarian cancer, a gynecological malignancy associated with a low cure rate. The expression of fifteen genes involved in DNA repair, cell cycle, apoptosis and tumor suppression was evaluated in OVCAR-3 and A2780 cell lines, using real-time PCR following short incubation with T3 (1nM) or T4 (100nM)...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890617/prevalence-of-oral-complications-occurring-in-a-population-of-pediatric-cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy
#20
Kapil Gandhi, Geetika Datta, Shilpa Ahuja, Tanvi Saxena, Ankush G Datta
Multiagent chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or a combination of both are the contemporary methods of cancer treatment. With medical advancements, though cure rates have increased considerably, focus is now shifted to the potential early and late complications of the same. The aim of this study was to assess the early oral complications in pediatric patients receiving chemotherapy. Sixty-two children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy with the mean age of 7.42 ± 3.6 years were included in the study. The various types of malignancies and oral problems during chemotherapy were recorded in the subjects...
April 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
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