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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099942/bigh3-silencing-increases-retinoblastoma-tumor-growth-in-the-murine-sv40-tag-rb-model
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Nathalie Allaman-Pillet, Anne Oberson, Daniel F Schorderet
BIGH3, a secreted protein of the extracellular matrix interacts with collagen and integrins on the cell surface. BIGH3 can have opposing functions in cancer, acting either as tumor suppressor or promoter by enhancing tumor progression and angiogenesis. In the eye, BIGH3 is expressed in the cornea and the retinal pigment epithelium and could impact on the development of retinoblastoma, the most common paediatric intraocular neoplasm. Retinoblastoma initiation requires the inactivation of both alleles of the RB1 tumor suppressor gene in the developing retina and tumor progression involves additional genomic changes...
January 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098082/occupational-health-profile-of-workers-employed-in-the-manufacturing-sector-of-india
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REVIEW
Shivali Suri, Ranjan Das
BACKGROUND: The occupational health scenario of workers engaged in the manufacturing sector in India deserves attention for their safety and increasing productivity. We reviewed the status of the manufacturing sector, identified hazards faced by workers, and assessed the existing legislations and healthcare delivery mechanisms. METHODS: From October 2014 to March 2015, we did a literature review by manual search of pre-identified journals, general electronic search, electronic search of dedicated websites/databases and personal communication with experts of occupational health...
September 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095092/ophthalmic-artery-chemosurgery-for-eyes-with-advanced-retinoblastoma
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David H Abramson, Armida W M Fabius, Jasmine H Francis, Brian P Marr, Ira J Dunkel, Scott E Brodie, Anna Escuder, Y Pierre Gobin
BACKGROUND: Surgical removal of one or both eyes has been the most common way to treat children with retinoblastoma worldwide for more than 100 years. Ophthalmic artery chemosurgery (OAC) was introduced 10 years ago and it has been used as an alternative to enucleation for eyes with advanced retinoblastoma. The purpose of this report is to analyze our 9-year experience treating advanced retinoblastoma eyes with OAC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-arm retrospective study from a single center of 226 eyes with eyes of retinoblastoma patients with advanced intraocular disease defined as both Reese-Ellsworth (RE) "Va" or "Vb" and International Classification Retinoblastoma (ICRb) group "D" or "E" (COG Classification)...
January 17, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087402/accuracy-is-in-the-eyes-of-the-pathologist-the-visual-interpretive-process-and-diagnostic-accuracy-with-digital-whole-slide-images
#4
Tad T Brunyé, Ezgi Mercan, Donald L Weaver, Joann G Elmore
Digital whole slide imaging is an increasingly common medium in pathology, with application to education, telemedicine, and rendering second opinions. It has also made it possible to use eye tracking devices to explore the dynamic visual inspection and interpretation of histopathological features of tissue while pathologists review cases. Using whole slide images, the present study examined how a pathologist's diagnosis is influenced by fixed case-level factors, their prior clinical experience, and their patterns of visual inspection...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079260/an-experimentally-validated-couch-and-mlc-tracking-simulator-used-to-investigate-hybrid-couch-mlc-tracking
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Jakob Toftegaard, Rune Hansen, Thomas Ravkilde, Kristijan Macek, Per Rugaard Poulsen
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Couch and MLC tracking are two novel techniques to mitigate intrafractional tumor motion on a conventional linear accelerator, but both techniques still have residual dosimetric errors. Here, we first propose and experimentally validate a software tool to simulate couch and MLC tracking, and then use the simulator to study hybrid couch-MLC tracking for improved tracking performance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The tracking simulator requires a treatment plan and a motion trajectory as input and simulates the delivered monitor units and motion of all accelerator parts as function of time...
January 12, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079249/fractal-analysis-of-visual-search-activity-for-mass-detection-during-mammographic-screening
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Folami Alamudun, Hong-Jun Yoon, Kathleen B Hudson, Garnetta Morin-Ducote, Tracy Hammond, Georgia D Tourassi
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to assess the complexity of human visual search activity during mammographic screening using fractal analysis and to investigate its relationship with case and reader characteristics. METHODS: The study was performed for the task of mammographic screening with simultaneous viewing of four coordinated breast views as typically done in clinical practice. Eye-tracking data and diagnostic decisions collected for 100 mammographic cases (25 normal, 25 benign, 50 malignant) and 10 readers (three board certified radiologists and seven radiology residents), formed the corpus data for this study...
January 12, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069476/missed-adenomas-with-behind-folds-visualizing-colonoscopy-technologies-compared-with-standard-colonoscopy-a-pooled-analysis-of-3-randomized-back-to-back-tandem-colonoscopy-studies
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Eelco C Brand, Vincent K Dik, Martijn G H van Oijen, Peter D Siersema
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The Third Eye Retroscope, Full Spectrum Endoscope (FUSE) and EndoRings device have been shown to reduce overall adenoma miss rates. We evaluated the characteristics of adenomas and patient subgroups for which these "behind folds visualizing" technologies mostly reduce adenoma miss rates. METHODS: Data of 3 multicenter randomized trials (NCT01044732; NCT01549535; NCT01955122) were combined. Patients underwent same-day, back-to-back tandem examinations with standard colonoscopy and Third Eye Retroscope, FUSE or EndoRings colonoscopy, respectively...
January 6, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065429/eyelid-metastasis-as-first-presentation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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R Cabrera-Beyrouti, E Campos-Mollo, E Rico-Santos, D N Jiménez-Rodríguez, M Lledó-Riquelme, J Vierna-García
CASE REPORT: An 87-year-old male presented with a slow-growing, painless and well defined nodule in the upper eyelid. The tumour measured 1cm, and was pigmented and adhered to deep planes. The histopathology analysis was compatible with renal cell carcinoma. The extension study showed a tumour mass in each kidney, as well as multiple pulmonary metastases. DISCUSSION: The ophthalmologist can play an important role in the diagnosis of metastatic cancer when eye disease is present...
January 5, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062347/cognitive-interview-based-validation-of-the-patient-reported-outcomes-version-of-the-common-terminology-criteria-for-adverse-events-pro-ctcae-in-adolescents-with-cancer
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Bryce B Reeve, Molly McFatrich, Laura C Pinheiro, David R Freyer, Ethan M Basch, Justin N Baker, Janice S Withycombe, Lillian Sung, Jennifer W Mack, Mia K Waldron, Catriona Mowbray, Diana Palma, Pamela S Hinds
CONTEXT: The National Cancer Institute created the Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) to allow direct input on symptomatic AEs from adult patients in oncology trials. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the youngest age to complete the PRO-CTCAE, evaluated comprehension of PRO-CTCAE among adolescents, tested new items not currently in PRO-CTCAE, and tested a parent-proxy version. METHODS: From 7 pediatric cancer hospitals, 51 adolescents (13-20 years) receiving cancer treatment participated, along with 40 parent-proxies...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061862/bulbar-conjunctival-metastasis-from-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-parotid-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#10
Rajshri Yadav, Azhar J Battoo, Abdul W Mir, Altaf G Haji
BACKGROUND: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of salivary glands usually metastasizes to the lungs, liver, bone, brain, and skin. We report a rare case of distant metastasis of high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid to the ipsilateral bulbar conjunctiva of the eye. CASE PRESENTATION: Sixty-year-old male of Kashmiri origin presented to our tertiary care referral cancer institute with exophytic lesion of the left bulbar conjunctiva following his treatment for mucoepidermoid cancer of ipsilateral parotid gland, 9 months back...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061460/l1-increases-adhesion-mediated-proliferation-and-chemoresistance-of-retinoblastoma
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Dong Hyun Jo, Kyungmin Lee, Jin Hyoung Kim, Hyoung Oh Jun, Younghoon Kim, Young-Lai Cho, Young Suk Yu, Jeong-Ki Min, Jeong Hun Kim
Retinoblastoma is the most common intraocular cancer in children, affecting 1/20,000 live births. Currently, children with retinoblastoma were treated with chemotherapy using drugs such as carboplatin, vincristine, and etoposide. Unfortunately, if conventional treatment fails, the affected eyes should be removed to prevent extension into adjacent tissues and metastasis. This study is to investigate the roles of L1 in adhesion-mediated proliferation and chemoresistance of retinoblastoma. L1 was differentially expressed in 30 retinoblastoma tissues and 2 retinoblastoma cell lines...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055858/icap-an-individualized-model-combining-gaze-parameters-and-image-based-features-to-predict-radiologists-decisions-while-reading-mammograms
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Ziba Gandomkar, Kevin Tay, William Ryder, Patrick C Brennan, Claudia Mello-Thoms
This study introduces an individualized tool for identifying mammogram interpretation errors, called eye-Computer Assisted Perception (iCAP). iCAP consists of two modules, one which processes areas marked by radiologists as suspicious for cancer and classifies these as False Positive (FP) or True Positive (TP) decisions, while the second module classifies fixated but not marked locations as False Negative (FN) or True-Negative (TN) decisions. iCAP relies on both radiologists' gaze-related parameters, extracted from eye tracking data, and image-based features...
December 28, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055019/rep1-inhibits-foxo3-mediated-apoptosis-to-promote-cancer-cell-survival
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Kwon-Ho Song, Seon Rang Woo, Joon-Yong Chung, Hyo-Jung Lee, Se Jin Oh, Soon-Oh Hong, Jaegal Shim, Yong Nyun Kim, Seung Bae Rho, Seung-Mo Hong, Hanbyoul Cho, Masahiko Hibi, Dong-Jun Bae, Sang-Yeob Kim, Min Gyu Kim, Tae Woo Kim, Young-Ki Bae
Rab escort protein 1 (REP1) is a component of Rab geranyl-geranyl transferase 2 complex. Mutations in REP1 cause a disease called choroideremia (CHM), which is an X-linked eye disease. Although it is postulated that REP1 has functions in cell survival or death of various tissues in addition to the eye, how REP1 functions in normal and cancer cells remains to be elucidated. Here, we demonstrated that REP1 is required for the survival of intestinal cells in addition to eyes or a variety of cells in zebrafish, and also has important roles in tumorigenesis...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052592/innocent-but-deadly-nontoxic-organoiridium-catalysts-promote-selective-cancer-cell-death
#14
Lu Yang, Sohini Bose, Anh H Ngo, Loi H Do
We demonstrate that nontoxic organoiridum complexes can selectively chemosensitize cancer cells toward platinum antiproliferative agents. Treatment of human cancer cells (breast, colon, eye/retina, head/neck, lung, ovary, and blood) with the iridium chemosensitizers led to lowering of the 50 % growth inhibition concentration (IC50 ) of the Pt drug carboplatin by up to ∼30-50 %. Interestingly, non-cancer cells were mostly resistant to the chemosensitizing effects of the iridium complexes. Cell culture studies indicate that cancer cells that were administered with Ir show significantly higher reactive oxygen species concentrations as well as NAD(+) /NADH ratios (oxidized vs...
January 4, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048681/mo-fg-campus-tep2-02-first-experiences-and-perspectives-in-using-direct-multicriteria-optimization-mco-on-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#15
Samantha Edgington, Christopher Cotter, Paul Busse, Bruce Crawford, Yi Wang
PURPOSE: To report the first experiences and perspectives in using direct multicriteria optimization (MCO) on volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for head and neck (H&N) cancer. METHODS: Ten prior patients with tumors in representative H&N regions were selected to evaluate direct MCO-VMAT in RayStation v5.0 beta. The patients were previously treated by intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with MCO on an Elekta linear accelerator with Agility multileaf collimator...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048573/su-f-t-423-automating-treatment-planning-for-cervical-cancer-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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K Kisling, L Zhang, J Yang, A Jhingran, P Balter, R McCarroll, B Beadle, R Howell, K Schmeler, L Court
PURPOSE: To develop and test two independent algorithms that automatically create the photon treatment fields for a four-field box beam arrangement, a common treatment technique for cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: Two algorithms were developed and integrated into Eclipse using its Advanced Programming Interface:3D METHOD: We automatically segment bony anatomy on CT using an in-house multi-atlas contouring tool and project the structures into the beam's-eye-view...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048554/th-ab-202-03-a-novel-tool-for-computing-deliverable-doses-in-dynamic-mlc-tracking-treatments
#17
M Fast, C Kamerling, S Crijns, M Menten, S Nill, B Raaymakers, U Oelfke
PURPOSE: In tracked dynamic multi-leaf collimator (MLC) treatments, segments are continuously adapted to the target centroid motion in beams-eye-view. On-the-fly segment adaptation, however, potentially induces dosimetric errors due to the finite MLC leaf width and non-rigid target motion. In this study, we outline a novel tool for computing the 4d dose of lung SBRT plans delivered with MLC tracking. METHODS: The following automated workflow was developed: A) centroid tracking, where the initial segments are morphed to each 4dCT phase based on the beams-eye-view GTV shift (followed by a dose calculation on each phase); B) re-optimized tracking, in which all morphed initial plans from (A) are further optimised ("warm-started") in each 4dCT phase using the initial optimisation parameters but phase-specific volume definitions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048090/su-g-bra-06-quantification-of-tracking-performance-of-a-multi-layer-electronic-portal-imaging-device
#18
Y Hu, J Rottmann, M Myronakis, R Berbeco
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to quantify the improvement in tumor tracking, with and without fiducial markers, afforded by employing a multi-layer (MLI) electronic portal imaging device (EPID) over the current state-of-the-art, single-layer, digital megavolt imager (DMI) architecture. METHODS: An ideal observer signal-to-noise ratio (d') approach was used to quantify the ability of an MLI EPID and a current, state-of-the-art DMI EPID to track lung tumors from the treatment beam's-eye-view...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047022/su-g-iep2-10-lens-dose-reduction-by-patient-position-modification-during-neck-ct-exams
#19
E Mosher, J Butman, N Biassou, L Folio, C Lee
PURPOSE: Irradiation of the lens during a neck CT may increase a patient's risk of developing cataracts later in life. Radiologists and technologists at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (NIHCC) have developed new CT imaging protocols that include a reduction in scan range and modifying neck positioning using a head tilt. This study will evaluate the efficacy of this protocol in the reduction of lens dose. METHODS: We retrieved CT images of five male patients who had two sets of CT images: before and after the implementation of the new protocol...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046654/mo-fg-campus-jep1-04-evaluating-dect-vs-sect-range-differences-in-proton-therapy-using-clinical-data
#20
N Hudobivnik, F Schwarz, T Johnson, G Dedes, T Tessonnier, F Verhaegen, C Thieke, C Belka, W Sommer, K Parodi, G Landry
PURPOSE: Range uncertainty from X-ray CT number conversion to stopping power ratio (SPR) is one of the key factors limiting the potential of proton therapy. The large margins required for deep seated tumors degrade the organ sparing achievable with the technology. Of interest is the application of dual energy CT (DECT) to SPR estimation. In this planning study proton range differences between SECT and DECT have been quantified for brain cases. METHODS: A last generation dual source DECT scanner was used to acquire SECT (150 kVp with Sn filtration) and DECT (additionally 90 kVp) scans of phantoms and 5 head trauma patients, acting as surrogate cancer patients...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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