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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648803/sorafenib-in-combination-with-transarterial-chemoembolisation-in-patients-with-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tace-2-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-phase-3-trial
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Tim Meyer, Richard Fox, Yuk Ting Ma, Paul J Ross, Martin W James, Richard Sturgess, Clive Stubbs, Deborah D Stocken, Lucy Wall, Anthony Watkinson, Nigel Hacking, T R Jeffry Evans, Peter Collins, Richard A Hubner, David Cunningham, John Neil Primrose, Philip J Johnson, Daniel H Palmer
BACKGROUND: Transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) is the standard of care for patients with intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma, while the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib improves survival in patients with advanced disease. We aimed to determine whether TACE with sorafenib improves progression-free survival versus TACE with placebo. METHODS: We did a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial (TACE 2) in 20 hospitals in the UK for patients with unresectable, liver-confined hepatocellular carcinoma...
June 22, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645482/proton-pump-inhibitors-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Aly-Khan A Lalani, Rana R McKay, Xun Lin, Ronit Simantov, Marina D Kaymakcalan, Toni K Choueiri
INTRODUCTION: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are potent inhibitors of gastric acid secretion and can affect the optimal absorption of concomitant oral medications, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of PPI use on survival in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients treated in the targeted therapy era. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis of mRCC patients treated in phase II and III clinical trials...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644386/capsaicin-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-by-downregulating-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
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Yu-Tsai Lin, Hung-Chen Wang, Yi-Chiang Hsu, Chung-Lung Cho, Ming-Yu Yang, Chih-Yen Chien
Capsaicin is a potential chemotherapeutic agent for different human cancers. In Southeast China, nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has the highest incidence of all cancers, but final treatment outcomes are unsatisfactory. However, there is a lack of information regarding the anticancer activity of capsaicin in NPC cells, and its effects on the signaling transduction pathways related to apoptosis and autophagy remain unclear. In the present study, the precise mechanisms by which capsaicin exerts anti-proliferative effects, cell cycle arrest, autophagy and apoptosis were investigated in NPC-TW01 cells...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642059/new-trends-on-obesity-and-nafld-in-asia
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REVIEW
Jian-Gao Fan, Seung-Up Kim, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong
Traditionally, obesity and its related diseases are considered problems in Western countries. However, in the past two decades, urbanization in many Asian countries has led to sedentary lifestyle and overnutrition, and has set the stage for the epidemic of obesity. This article reviews the epidemiological trend of obesity in Asia with special emphasis on the emerging condition of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Currently, the population prevalence of NAFLD in Asia is around 25%, similar to that in many Western countries...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640389/efficacy-and-safety-of-recombinant-human-lymphotoxin-%C3%AE-derivative-with-cisplatin-and-fluorouracil-in-patients-with-metastatic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-randomized-multicenter-open-label-controlled-phase-2b-trial
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Feng-Hua Wang, Yun Wang, Guo-Ping Sun, Jian-Hua Chen, Ying-Cheng Lin, Wei Liu, Rong-Sheng Zheng, Jia Chen, He-Long Zhang, Hai-Tao Lan, Jun Qi, Yang-Qing Liu, Yan-Ming Deng, Heng Zhao, Jian-Ping Xiong, Qing Xu, Wen-Qi Jiang, Yu-Hong Li
BACKGROUND: Recombinant human lymphotoxin-α derivative (rhLTα-Da) is a lymphotoxin-α derivative that is missing 27 N-terminal amino acid residues. Previous studies indicated a benefit from the addition of rhLTα-Da to cisplatin-based treatment in patients with metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. The current study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rhLTα-Da plus cisplatin and fluorouracil (PF) in patients with mESCC. METHODS: Patients from 15 centers in China were randomly assigned (1:1:1) to 3 arms (arm A, PF plus 10 μg/m(2) daily rhLTα-Da; arm B, PF plus 20 μg/m(2) daily rhLTα-Da; arm C, PF alone)...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640364/a-phase-2-study-of-the-efficacy-and-biomarker-on-the-combination-of-transarterial-chemoembolization-and-axitinib-in-the-treatment-of-inoperable-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Stephen L Chan, Winnie Yeo, Frankie Mo, Anthony W H Chan, Jane Koh, Leung Li, Edwin P Hui, Charing C N Chong, Paul B S Lai, Tony S K Mok, Simon C H Yu
BACKGROUND: A surge of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) may contribute to tumor progression. Axitinib is a potent antiangiogenic agent with main activity against VEGF receptors 1 to 3. To the authors' knowledge, its role in combination with TACE for the treatment of patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unclear. METHODS: A phase 2 clinical trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01352728) was conducted to evaluate the combination treatment...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640094/effects-of-first-radioiodine-ablation-on-functions-of-salivary-glands-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Arun Upadhyaya, Zhaowei Meng, Peng Wang, Guizhi Zhang, Qiang Jia, Jian Tan, Xue Li, Tianpeng Hu, Na Liu, Pingping Zhou, Sen Wang, Xiaoxia Liu, Huiying Wang, Chunmei Zhang, Fengxiao Zhao, Ziyu Yan
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the first radioactive iodine (I) therapy on functions of salivary glands in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC).There were 36 consented patients with DTC enrolled in this study, who received 3.7 GBq (100mCi) I for ablation after total thyroidectomy. Salivary gland function was assessed using salivary gland scintigraphy in two phases, one 4 hours before and the other 6 months after I therapy (both under thyrotropin stimulation condition)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637104/-treatment-options-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Won Kim
The prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has sharply increased over the past several decades in Korea. In most cases of NAFLD, metabolic stress and cellular apoptosis are often driven by metabolic abnormality, eventually leading to inflammation and fibrosis . Along with a dramatic surge in the obesity epidemic, 10-20% of NAFLD patients ultimately progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a precursor to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as multi-organ systemic diseases...
June 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636292/-head-and-neck-cancer-promising-results-of-immunotherapy
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Aurélie Sivade, Djamila Bensaid, Yan Monnier, Keyvan Shabafrouz, Hanan Bouchaab, Valérie Cristina
Immunotherapy, especially checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-PD1 and anti-PDL1 antibodies, has changed the standard of care and the prognosis of melanoma, but also more recently of lung cancer, renal cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma. Results of preliminary studies in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as well as in less frequent tumors of the region, such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma and high grade salivary gland carcinoma, are also promising. Indeed, in a recent phase 3 study, the PD1 inhibitor nivolumab has recently demonstrated a significant improvement in overall survival for platin-resistant recurrent and/or metastatic HNSCC...
May 17, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629825/ict1-predicts-a-poor-survival-and-correlated-with-cell-proliferation-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Wenjun Xie, Meijuan Wu, Tianhong Fu, Xiaohong Li, Zhaoming Wang, Yongxian Hu, Liyan Zhu, Gu Zhang
Immature colon carcinoma transcript-1 (ICT1) is a crucial member of the large mitoribosomal subunit in mitochondrial ribosome, which has been shown to be closely related to tumorigenesis. Its expression and function in human diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), however, remained elusive. In this study, analysis of public available Oncomine database suggested that the expression levels of ICT1 mRNA was significantly upregulated in DLBCL tissues. Consistently, we described ICT1 was remarkably upregulated in fresh DLBCL samples compared with the corresponding normal tissues using quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting...
June 16, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626070/potential-susceptibility-loci-identified-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-by-targeting-obesity-related-genes
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Xiang Shu, Mark P Purdue, Yuanqing Ye, Huakang Tu, Christopher G Wood, Nizar M Tannir, Zhaoming Wang, Demetrius Albanes, Susan M Gapstur, Victoria L Stevens, Nathaniel Rothman, Stephen J Chanock, Xifeng Wu
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an established risk factor for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Although genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of RCC have identified several susceptibility loci, additional variants might be missed due to the highly conservative selection. METHODS: We conducted a multiphase study utilizing three independent genome-wide scans at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDA RCC GWAS and MDA RCC OncoArray) and National Cancer Institute (NCI RCC GWAS), which consisted of a total of 3,530 cases and 5,714 controls, to investigate genetic variations in obesity-related genes and RCC risk...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625558/irregular-defects-in-hepatocellular-carcinomas-during-the-kupffer-phase-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-with-perfluorobutane-microbubbles-pathological-features-and-metastatic-recurrence-after-surgical-resection
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Junya Nuta, Naoki Shingaki, Yoshiyuki Ida, Ryo Shimizu, Shinya Hayami, Masaki Ueno, Kazuhiro Fukatsu, Masahiro Itonaga, Takeichi Yoshida, Yoshimasa Maeda, Kosaku Moribata, Hisanobu Deguchi, Takao Maekita, Mikitaka Iguchi, Jun Kato, Hiroki Yamaue, Hideyuki Tamai
The present study aimed to elucidate the association between post-vascular-phase (Kupffer-phase) images from contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with perfluorobutane microbubbles and metastatic recurrences after the resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The study examined 73 patients with solitary HCC ≤5 cm in diameter who underwent CEUS before resection. HCC was defined as irregular type (including an irregular defect on Kupffer-phase images) or non-irregular type. Intrahepatic metastatic recurrence was defined as >3 intrahepatic recurrences...
June 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622892/a-phase-ii-trial-of-induction-nab-paclitaxel-and-cisplatin-followed-by-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Liang-Ru Ke, Wei-Xiong Xia, Wen-Ze Qiu, Xin-Jun Huang, Ya-Hui Yu, Hu Liang, Guo-Ying Liu, Yan-Qun Xiang, Xiang Guo, Xing Lv
OBJECTIVES: Nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (NAB-paclitaxel) was designed to avoid solvent-related toxicities, and improve anti-tumor efficacy via increasing paclitaxel's intratumoral concentration and its uptake by tumor cells. This trial aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of induction NAB-paclitaxel combined with cisplatin followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with stage III-IVb NPC received NAB-paclitaxel (260mg/m(2)) combined with cisplatin (80mg/m(2)) intravenously on days 1 and 22, followed by cisplatin (80mg/m(2)) on days 43 and 64, concomitant with intensity-modulated radiation therapy...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609167/hdr-brachytherapy-decreases-proliferation-rate-and-cellular-progression-of-a-radioresistant-human-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-vitro
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Jony M Geraldo, Sérgio Scalzo, Daniela S Reis, Thiago L Leão, Silvia Guatimosim, Luiz O Ladeira, Lídia M Andrade
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of HDR brachytherapy on cellular progression of a radioresistant human squamous cell carcinoma in vitro, based on clinical parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An acrylic platform was designed to attach tissue culture flasks and assure source positioning during irradiation. At exponential phase, A431cells, a human squamous cell carcinoma, were irradiated two times up to 1100cGy. Cellular proliferation was assessed by Trypan blue exclusion assay and survival fraction was calculated by clonogenic assay...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608141/triterpenoids-principle-of-wedelia-calendulacea-attenuated-diethynitrosamine-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-down-regulating-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-pathology-via-nf-kb-pathway
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Amita Verma, Deepika Singh, Firoz Anwar, Prakash Chandra Bhatt, Fahad Al-Abbasi, Vikas Kumar
The aerial part of Wedelia calendulacea have been used in Ayurveda, Unani, Tibetan, Siddha and other folk medicine systems to protect the liver and renal tissue. Liver is considered as primary metabolizing site of body, which is prone to damage by endogenous and exogenous toxicants. A reason for liver toxicity, and major causes of the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). 19-α-Hydroxyurs-12(13)-ene-28 oic acid-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (HEG), a triterpenoids found in the higher plants, has been known to possess protective effect against various toxicants...
June 12, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605880/js-k-a-nitric-oxide-prodrug-induces-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-hbv-positive-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-2-15-cell
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Zhengyun Liu, Guangmin Li, Ying Gou, Dongyan Xiao, Guo Luo, Joseph E Saavedra, Jie Liu, Huan Wang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most important cause of cancer-related death, and 85% of HCC is caused by chronic HBV infection, the prognosis of patients and the reduction of HBV DNA levels remain unsatisfactory. JS-K, a nitric oxide-releasing diazeniumdiolates, is effective against various tumors, but little is known on its effects on HBV positive HCC. We found that JS-K reduced the expression of HBsAg and HBeAg in HBV-positive HepG2.2.15 cells. This study aimed to further examine anti-tumor effects of JS-K on HepG2...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603099/using-receiver-operating-characteristic-curves-to-evaluate-the-diagnostic-value-of-the-combination-of-multislice-spiral-ct-and-alpha-fetoprotein-levels-for-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Guang-Sheng Jia, Guang-Long Feng, Jin-Ping Li, Hai-Long Xu, Hui Wang, Yi-Peng Cheng, Lin-Lin Yan, Hui-Jie Jiang
BACKGROUND: The various combination of multiphase enhancement multislice spiral CT (MSCT) makes the diagnosis of a small hepatocellular carcinoma (sHCC) on the background of liver cirrhosis possible. This study was to explore whether the combination of MSCT enhancement scan and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level could increase the diagnostic efficiency for sHCC. METHODS: This study included 35 sHCC patients and 52 cirrhotic patients without image evidence of HCC as a control group...
June 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601655/regulation-of-p27-by-ubiquitin-ligases-and-its-pathological-significance-in-human-lung-carcinomas
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Yoh Dobashi, Hiroyoshi Tsubochi, Kentaro Minegishi, Masatoshi Kitagawa, Shinichi Otani, Akishi Ooi
Downregulation of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor protein p27, due to enhanced degradation, is frequently observed in various cancers. The ubiquitin ligases that mediate this degradation have been identified as S-phase kinase-associated protein-2 (Skp2), Kip1 ubiquitylation-promoting complex (KPC), and p53-inducible protein with RING-H2 domain (Pirh2) as well. We investigated the correlation among expression of these 3 ligases and p27 status in surgical specimens of human lung carcinomas by immunohistochemical analysis...
June 7, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601342/organ-preservation-for-rectal-cancer-greccar-2-a-prospective-randomised-open-label-multicentre-phase-3-trial
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Eric Rullier, Philippe Rouanet, Jean-Jacques Tuech, Alain Valverde, Bernard Lelong, Michel Rivoire, Jean-Luc Faucheron, Mehrdad Jafari, Guillaume Portier, Bernard Meunier, Igor Sileznieff, Michel Prudhomme, Frédéric Marchal, Marc Pocard, Denis Pezet, Anne Rullier, Véronique Vendrely, Quentin Denost, Julien Asselineau, Adélaïde Doussau
BACKGROUND: Organ preservation is a concept proposed for patients with rectal cancer after a good clinical response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, to potentially avoid morbidity and side-effects of rectal excision. The objective of this study was to compare local excision and total mesorectal excision in patients with a good response after chemoradiotherapy for lower rectal cancer. METHODS: We did a prospective, randomised, open-label, multicentre, phase 3 trial at 15 tertiary centres in France that were experts in the treatment of rectal cancer...
June 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600503/transcriptome-sequencing-identifies-anln-as-a-promising-prognostic-biomarker-in-bladder-urothelial-carcinoma
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Shuxiong Zeng, Xiaowen Yu, Chong Ma, Ruixiang Song, Zhensheng Zhang, Xiaoyuan Zi, Xin Chen, Yang Wang, Yongwei Yu, Junjie Zhao, Rongchao Wei, Yinghao Sun, Chuanliang Xu
The prognosis of bladder urothelial carcinoma (BLCA) varies greatly even for patients with similar pathological characteristics. We conducted transcriptome sequencing on ten pairs of BLCA samples and adjacent normal tissues to identify differentially expressed genes. Anillin (ANLN) was identified as a transcript that was significantly up-regulated in BLCA samples compared with normal tissues. Prognostic power of candidate gene was studied using qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry on 40 and 209 patients, respectively...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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