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biomarkers bladder cancer

Wei Tse Li, Hao Zheng, Vincent Nguyen, Jessica Wang-Rodriguez, Weg M Ongkeko
Though bladder urothelial carcinoma is the most common form of bladder cancer, advances in its diagnosis and treatment have been modest in the past few decades. To evaluate miRNAs as putative disease markers for bladder urothelial carcinoma, this study develops a process to identify dysregulated miRNAs in cancer patients and potentially stratify patients based on the association of their microRNAome phenotype to genomic alterations. Using RNA sequencing data for 409 patients from the Cancer Genome Atlas, we examined miRNA differential expression between cancer and normal tissues and associated differentially expressed miRNAs with patient survival and clinical variables...
March 12, 2018: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Dafina Ilijazi, Mohammad Abufaraj, Melanie R Hassler, Iris E Ertl, David D'Andrea, Shahrokh F Shariat
Bladder cancer (BCa) is the fifth most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide and is, in fact, the most expensive cancer on a per-patient to treat basis. There is a critical need to implement new tests into clinical practice to improve the quality of clinical care, decrease unnecessary invasive therapies and ultimately save costs. Currently, no molecular or genetic biomarker has been widely integrated into daily clinical practice. However, major milestones have been achieved in our understanding of the molecular alterations in BCa that will provide the basis for integrating molecular and genetic biomarkers into clinical decision making to guide management...
March 15, 2018: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
Kristina M Jordahl, Timothy W Randolph, Xiaoling Song, Cassandra L Sather, Lesley F Tinker, Amanda I Phipps, Karl T Kelsey, Emily White, Parveen Bhatti
BACKGROUND: Differential DNA methylation as measured in blood is a promising marker of bladder cancer susceptibility. However, previous studies have exclusively used post-diagnostic blood samples, meaning that observed associations may be markers of disease rather than susceptibility. METHODS: Genome-wide methylation was measured in pre-diagnostic blood samples, using the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 Bead Array, among 440 bladder cancer cases with the transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) subtype and 440 matched cancer-free controls from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) cohort...
March 14, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Fucai Tang, Zhaohui He, Hanqi Lei, Yuehan Chen, Zechao Lu, Guohua Zeng, Hangtao Wang
The purpose of the present study was to identify key genes and investigate the related molecular mechanisms of bladder cancer (BC) progression. From the Gene Expression Omnibus database, the gene expression dataset GSE7476 was downloaded, which contained 43 BC samples and 12 normal bladder tissues. GSE7476 was analyzed to screen the differentially expressed genes (DEGs). Gene Ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway analyses were performed for the DEGs using the DAVID database, and a protein‑protein interaction (PPI) network was then constructed using Cytoscape software...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Syah Mirsya Warli, Dhirajaya Dharma Kadar, Ginanda Putra Siregar
BACKGROUND: Bladder cancer is the 9th most frequent cancer worldwide. Ki-67 is immunohistochemistry marker that is predictive of cancer cell proliferation. The expression of Ki-67 is associated with poor prognosis in several types of malignancy, yet the value of Ki-67 as the prognostic factor in bladder cancer remains controversial. AIM: This study is aimed to investigate the association between Ki-67 expression with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) and non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC)...
February 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Rita Azevedo, Janine Soares, Andreia Peixoto, Sofia Cotton, Luís Lima, Lúcio Lara Santos, José Alexandre Ferreira
CONTEXT: Circulating tumor cells (CTC) in peripheral blood of cancer patients provide an opportunity for real-time liquid biopsies capable of aiding early intervention, therapeutic decision, response to therapy, and prognostication. Nevertheless, the rare and potentially heterogeneous molecular nature of CTC has delayed the standardization of robust high-throughput capture/enrichment and characterization technologies. OBJECTIVE: This review aims to systematize emerging solutions for CTC analysis in bladder cancer (BC), their opportunities and limitations, while providing key insights on specific technologic aspects that may ultimately guide molecular studies and clinical implementation...
March 9, 2018: Urologic Oncology
David K Lau, Rebecca Y Tay, Yvonne H Yeung, Fiona Chionh, Jennifer Mooi, Carmel Murone, Effie Skrinos, Timothy J Price, John M Mariadason, Niall C Tebbutt
BACKGROUND: Advanced biliary tract cancers (BTCs) have a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. This exploratory phase II study aimed to evaluate the activity of the mTOR inhibitor everolimus in advanced BTC and explore prognostic biomarkers. METHODS: Patients with advanced BTCs, who had not received chemotherapy for advanced disease, were enroled to receive everolimus (10 mg daily). The primary endpoint was disease control rate (DCR) at 12 weeks. Secondary endpoints included overall response rate, progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS) and adverse events...
March 12, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
Quentin Manach, Olivier Cussenot, Morgan Rouprêt, Xavier Gamé, Emmanuel Chartier-Kastler, Christine Reus, Philippe Camparo, Eva Compérat, Véronique Phé
INTRODUCTION: To establish if the validated tumor biomarkers of luminal and basal bladder cancers in non neuro-urological patients are applicable to a neuro-urological population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrieved bladder cancer samples from neuro-urological patients (n = 20) and non-neurological controls (n = 40). The expression of GATA3 and CK5/6 was analyzed using immunohistochemistry of microarray tissue sections. We also assessed the correlation between previous biomarker expression, gender, age, tumor stage (non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC)/muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC)), squamous-cell differentiation and basal/luminal subtypes using Pearson's correlation coefficient (r)...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Urology
Xuan-Mei Piao, Young Joon Byun, Wun-Jae Kim, Jayoung Kim
Precision medicine is designed to tailor treatments for individual patients by factoring in each person's specific biology and mechanism of disease. This paradigm shifted from a "one size fits all" approach to "personalized and precision care" requires multiple layers of molecular profiling of biomarkers for accurate diagnosis and prediction of treatment responses. Intensive studies are also being performed to understand the complex and dynamic molecular profiles of bladder cancer. These efforts involve looking bladder cancer mechanism at the multiple levels of the genome, epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, lipidome, metabolome etc...
March 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
Liming Dong, Yanpei Li, Dongwei Xue, Yili Liu
The role of protein l-isoaspartate (d-aspartate) O-methyltransferase (PCMT1) in human cancer was generally cognized. The clinical significance and biological function of PCMT1 in bladder cancer is still unknown. PCMT1 mRNA and protein expression levels in bladder cancer tissues and cell lines were detected by qRT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, or western blot. The correlation between PCMT1 expression and clinicopathological factors was analyzed through immunohistochemistry in 108 bladder cancer patients. Loss-of-function and gain-of-function studies were conducted to explore the biological function of PCMT1 in bladder cancer cell lines in regulating cell proliferation, migration, and invasion...
March 8, 2018: IUBMB Life
Xian-Tao Zeng, Xiao-Ping Liu, Tong-Zu Liu, Xing-Huan Wang
The present study was aimed to investigate the relationship between the expression of collagen type V alpha 2 chain (COL5A2) and clinical outcomes of patients with bladder cancer.Chi-square test and log-rank-based survival analysis were performed to assess the correlation of COL5A2 expression with clinical characteristics and survivals of patients with bladder cancer using GSE13507. Gene set enrichment analysis was conducted to study the relevant mechanisms.Bladder cancer patients in COL5A2 low expression group were associated with better invasiveness (P < ...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Lutao Du, Weili Duan, Xiumei Jiang, Li Zhao, Juan Li, Rui Wang, Suzhen Yan, Yujiao Xie, Keqiang Yan, Qingliang Wang, Lili Wang, Yongmei Yang, Chuanxin Wang
Cell-free long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are stably present in urine and can serve as non-invasive biomarkers for cancer. We aimed to identify signatures of lncRNAs in urine for diagnosis and prognosis of bladder cancer (BC). Screening of lncRNAs by microarray analysis was performed using urine samples of 10 BC patients and 10 controls. Expressions of candidate lncRNAs were evaluated in the training and validation set including 230 BC patients and 230 controls by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Qiongli Su, Ting Tao, Lei Tang, Jun Deng, Kwame Oteng Darko, Sichun Zhou, Mei Peng, Shanping He, Qing Zeng, Alex F Chen, Xiaoping Yang
Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) regulates the final step of glycolysis levels that are correlated with the sensitivity of anticancer chemotherapeutic drugs. THP is one of the major drugs used in non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer instillation chemotherapy. However, low response ratio of THP (19.7%) treatment to human genitourinary tumours using collagen gel matrix has been observed. This study aims to investigate the effect of down-regulation of PKM2 on THP efficiency. Via inhibitor or siRNA, the effects of reduced PKM2 on the efficiency of THP were determined in 2 human and 1 murine bladder cancer cell lines, using MTT, cologenic and fluorescence approaches...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Shenghua Liu, Haowen Jiang, Hui Wen, Qiang Ding, Chenchen Feng
Bladder cancer is the most common tumor of the urinary tract. Tyrosine 3-monooxygenase/tryptophan 5-monooxygenase activation protein zeta (YWHAZ), a gene encoding the 14-3-3ζ protein, has been observed to be frequently amplified in bladder cancer. However, the role of 14-3-3ζ in various types of cancer is controversial. With reproduction of The Cancer Genome Atlas database, we searched the correlation of YWHAZ expression with survival outcomes of multiple cancers in silico. Our results revealed that only in bladder cancer was there a positive survival trend with YWHAZ overexpression...
March 5, 2018: Oncology Reports
Qi Liu, Liliana Gheorghiu, Michael Drumm, Rebecca Clayman, Alec Eidelman, Matthew F Wszolek, Aria Olumi, Adam Feldman, Meng Wang, Lynnette Marcar, Deborah E Citrin, Chin-Lee Wu, Cyril H Benes, Jason A Efstathiou, Henning Willers
Biomarkers and mechanisms of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor-mediated cytotoxicity in tumor cells lacking a BRCA-mutant or BRCA-like phenotype are poorly defined. We sought to explore the utility of PARP-1 inhibitor (PARPi) treatment with/without ionizing radiation in muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), which has poor therapeutic outcomes. We assessed the DNA damaging and cytotoxic effects of the PARPi olaparib in nine bladder cancer cell lines. Olaparib radiosensitized all cell lines with dose enhancement factors from 1...
March 7, 2018: Oncogene
Myung-Shin Lee, Jisu Lee, Suhyuk Lee, Seung-Min Yoo, Joo Heon Kim, Won Tae Kim, Wun-Jae Kim, Jinsung Park
Heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) is highly expressed in many cancers, and its prognostic and predictive value has been reported. HSP27 knockdown using siRNA or OGX-427 (an anti-sense oligonucleotide sequence targeting HSP27) is reported to have anti-cancer effects and to enhance chemosensitivity of cancer cells to chemotherapeutic agents. However, conflicting results have been reported regarding the clinical significance of HSP27 in bladder cancer (BC). Furthermore, long-term suppression of HSP27 has not been investigated in BC...
January 30, 2018: Oncotarget
Pernelle Lavaud, Zineb Hamilou, Yohann Loriot, Christophe Massard
Urothelial bladder cancer is one of the most predominant malignancies worldwide with a poor prognosis when presented at an advanced or metastatic stage. Improving the therapeutic landscape in this setting has been an unmet medical need. Palliative cisplatin-based chemotherapy is currently the standard of care in first line therapies, but many patients are ineligible and few alternative therapies exist. Moreover second-line chemotherapy has minimal activity. Recently, immune-checkpoint inhibitors have shifted the therapeutic armamentarium of bladder cancer and it is now necessary to redesign the therapeutic paradigm...
February 28, 2018: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Tammer Hemdan, Polat Turker, Per-Uno Malmström, Ulrika Segersten
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test choline-phosphate cytidylyltransferase-α (CCT-α) protein as a biomarker for neoadjuvant cisplatin chemotherapy response in a bladder tumor setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 238 patients with T2-T4 bladder cancer enrolled into two prior randomized trials comparing neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy (NAC) plus cystectomy with cystectomy only (no-NAC) were used as discovery and validation cohorts. Protein expression was determined with immunohistochemistry and assessed with Histo (H)-scoring...
February 23, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
Michael L Cheng, Gopa Iyer
A sea change has occurred in the treatment options available for metastatic urothelial bladder cancer with the recent Food and Drug Administration approval of 5 immune checkpoint blockade agents for patients who have progressed on platinum-based chemotherapy or are not candidates for cisplatin. Additionally, comprehensive characterization of the landscape of genomic alterations in this disease through The Cancer Genome Atlas and other efforts has detected numerous potential targets for small molecule inhibitors...
February 19, 2018: Urologic Oncology
Norihiko Masuda, Osamu Ogawa, Meyeon Park, Alvin Y Liu, Steve Goodison, Yunfeng Dai, Landon Kozai, Hideki Furuya, Yair Lotan, Charles J Rosser, Takashi Kobayashi
A 10-plex urine-based bladder cancer (BCa) diagnostic signature has the potential to non-invasively predict the presence of BCa in at-risk patients, as reported in various case-control studies. The present meta-analysis was performed to re-evaluate and demonstrate the robustness and consistency of the diagnostic utility of the 10-plex urine-based diagnostic assay. We re-analyzed primary data collected in five previously published case-control studies on the 10-plex diagnostic assay. Studies reported the sensitivity and specificity of ten urinary protein biomarkers for the detection of BCa, including interleukin 8, matrix metalloproteinases 9 and 10, angiogenin, apolipoprotein E, syndecan 1, alpha-1 antitrypsin, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, carbonic anhydrase 9, and vascular endothelial growth factor A...
January 23, 2018: Oncotarget
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