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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534357/comparative-study-of-receptor-discordance-between-primary-and-corresponding-metastatic-lesions-in-breast-cancer
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Gokmen U Erdem, Kadri Altundag, Nuriye Y Ozdemir, Suleyman Sahin, Nebi S Demirci, Fatih Karatas, Yakup Bozkaya, Aydin Aytekin, Vildan Tasdemir, Alma C Aslan, Ali R Sever, Nurullah Zengin
PURPOSE: It is well-known that tumor phenotype may change during the progression of breast cancer (BC). The purpose in this study was to compare the discordance in estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PgR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) between primary and recurrent/metastatic lesions (RML) and also to evaluate the prognostic significance of change in tumor phenotype on survival in patients with metastatic BC. METHODS: The medical records of 6638 patients with BC from two breast centers treated between 1992 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533807/malignant-soft-tissue-sarcoma-of-the-shoulder-treated-by-surface-mould-brachytherapy-boost-in-an-adjuvant-setting
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Ashutosh Mukherji, Mourougan Sinnatamby
PURPOSE: Soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities account for half of all soft tissue sarcomas. Radiotherapy and surgery have been the standard modalities in the treatment of this type of cancer. Brachytherapy can be used as the sole therapy, if the target volume is localized and easily accessible. This work reports three cases of shoulder soft tissue sarcomas with positive deep resected margins, treated with a combination of external beam radiotherapy and surface mould brachytherapy boost technique...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533050/dual-core-steered-non-rigid-registration-for-multi-modal-images-via-bi-directional-image-synthesis
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Xiaohuan Cao, Jianhua Yang, Yaozong Gao, Yanrong Guo, Guorong Wu, Dinggang Shen
In prostate cancer radiotherapy, computed tomography (CT) is widely used for dose planning purposes. However, because CT has low soft tissue contrast, it makes manual contouring difficult for major pelvic organs. In contrast, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides high soft tissue contrast, which makes it ideal for accurate manual contouring. Therefore, the contouring accuracy on CT can be significantly improved if the contours in MRI can be mapped to CT domain by registering MRI with CT of the same subject, which would eventually lead to high treatment efficacy...
May 13, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530205/phantom-experiments-using-soft-prior-regularization-eit-for-breast-cancer-imaging
#4
Ethan K Murphy, Aditya Mahara, Xiaotian Wu, Ryan J Halter
OBJECTIVE: A soft-prior regularization (SR) electrical impedance tomography (EIT) technique for breast cancer imaging is described, which shows an ability to accurately reconstruct tumor/inclusion conductivity values within a dense breast model investigated using a cylindrical and a breast-shaped tank. APPROACH: The SR-EIT method relies on knowing the spatial location of a suspicious lesion initially detected from a second imaging modality. Standard approaches (using Laplace smoothing and total variation regularization) without prior structural information are unable to accurately reconstruct or detect the tumors...
June 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525461/18f-fdg-pet-ct-of-papillary-carcinoma-in-a-lateral-thyroglossal-duct-cyst
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Christos Sachpekidis, Matthias S Dettmer, Sabine Weidner, Roland Giger, Jan Wartenberg
A 69-year-old man presented with bulging of the right oropharyngeal wall, which revealed cytopathologically malignant cells. The man underwent MRI and F-FDG PET/CT, which demonstrated a cystic parapharyngeal lesion with an F-FDG-avid soft tissue component and right cervical lymph node. The patient was operated on and showed thyroid cancer in normal thyroid tissue, compatible with a papillary thyroid carcinoma in a lateral thyroglossal duct cyst and 2 ipsilateral lymph node metastases. Despite its rarity, papillary thyroid carcinoma in a thyroglossal duct cyst should be kept as one of the differential diagnoses in patients presenting with parapharyngeal cystic lesion...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523297/the-ultraviolet-influence-upon-soft-eye-tissues
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Sanda Jurja, Mălina Coman, Mihaela Cezarina Hîncu
The climate changes, which occurred during the last decades, put all living species in front of new challenges. Human biology is no exception to it, all tissues have to face new effects, with unpredictable consequences. Many cancers, mainly affecting the skin, but also many of the eye various structures diseases, have ultraviolet radiation as recognized causative agent. The aim of our work is to highlight the changes that can occur after exposure to ultraviolet radiations of soft tissues, including eye structures, by reviewing data from the scientific literature regarding the matter...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521631/immunohistochemical-profile-of-myc-protein-in-pediatric-small-round-blue-cell-tumors
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Karen M Chisholm, Chandra Krishnan, Amy Heerema-McKenney, Yasodha Natkunam
Deregulation of MYC oncoprotein in cancers can result from multiple oncogenic mechanisms. Although MYC translocations define Burkitt lymphoma and MYC protein expression is a poor prognostic factor in undifferentiated neuroblastomas, the distribution of MYC protein (c-MYC) across other pediatric small round blue cell tumors (SRBCT) has not been well characterized. We undertook this study to assess MYC protein expression in a large cohort of pediatric lymphomas, sarcomas, and other SRBCT. Tissue microarrays containing 302 SRBCT were successfully evaluated by immunohistochemistry using anti-MYC clone Y69, with nuclear positivity scored as 0%, 1%-25%, 26%-50%, 51%-75%, or 76%-100%...
June 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521439/arteriovenous-malformation-and-thyroid-metastasis-from-underlying-renal-cell-carcinoma-an-unusual-presentation-of-malignancy-a-case-report
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H J Albandar, E S Roberto, J R H See, J H Sabiers
Renal Clear Cell Carcinoma (RCC) comprises over 80% of renal malignancies in adults. Thyroid gland metastasis is rare in RCC. Few studies have described cases of RCC mistaken for benign arteriovenous malformation (AVM). To the best of our knowledge, an AVM arising from underlying RCC metastasis to the brain has not yet been reported. The current study presents a case of RCC metastasis to the thyroid gland, with an AVM identified to be a result of metastatic involvement in the brain. A 45-year-old African-American female presented with left-sided weakness, slurred speech, facial droop and seizure...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521298/insulin-like-growth-factor-2-axis-supports-the-serum-independent-growth-of-malignant-rhabdoid-tumor-and-is-activated-by-microenvironment-stress
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Ting Li, Jin Wang, Pengfei Liu, Jiadong Chi, Han Yan, Lei Lei, Zexing Li, Bing Yang, Xi Wang
Malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRTs) are rare, lethal, pediatric tumors predominantly found in the kidney, brain and soft tissues. MRTs are driven by loss of tumor suppressor SNF5/INI1/SMARCB1/BAF47. The prognosis of MRT is poor using currently available treatments, so new treatment targets need to be identified to expand treatment options for patients experiencing chemotherapy resistance. The growth hormone insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) signaling pathway is a promising target to overcome drug resistance in many cancers...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512869/patterns-of-head-and-neck-sarcoma-in-australia
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Roger H Woods, J Alexa Potter, Jessica L Reid, Jennie Louise, Taryn Bessen, Gelareh Farshid, Susan J Neuhaus
BACKGROUND: Sarcomas affecting the head and neck often require complex management due to the combination of anatomic, aesthetic and oncological considerations. The incidence and patterns of presentation are poorly understood and have not been reviewed in the Australian population. METHOD: This study sourced incidence and demographic data from the National Cancer Registry at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for the years 1982-2009 (corresponding to 97...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512389/evaluation-of-quality-of-life-at-progression-in-patients-with-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Stacie Hudgens, Anna Forsythe, Ilias Kontoudis, David D'Adamo, Ashley Bird, Hans Gelderblom
Introduction. Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS) is a rare malignancy of mesodermal tissue, with international incidence estimates between 1.8 and 5 per 100,000 per year. Understanding quality of life (QoL) and the detrimental impact of disease progression is critical for long-term care and survival. Objectives. The primary objective was to explore the relationship between disease progression and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) using data from Eisai's study (E7389-G000-309). Methods. This was a 1 : 1 randomized, open-label, multicenter, Phase 3 study comparing the efficacy and safety of eribulin versus dacarbazine in patients with advanced STS...
2017: Sarcoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511831/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-dermatologic-disorders
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Madhulika A Gupta, Fiona C Simpson, Branka Vujcic, Aditya K Gupta
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is present in at least 2% of women and 4% of men, and its prevalence is increasing, because a major predisposing factor for OSA is a high body mass index. Psoriasis has the most strongly substantiated link with OSA, where the relationship may be bidirectional. Dermatologic disorders may be comorbid with OSA due to several factors: (i) the heightened proinflammatory state in OSA, which can occur independent of body mass index, and may exacerbate inflammatory dermatoses; (ii) intermittent hypoxemia may promote neovascularization and tumor growth in certain cancers, such as melanoma; (iii) obesity, present in majority of OSA patients, can be associated with a heightened proinflammatory state; (iv) upper airway obstruction due to local tumors or soft tissue swelling due to physical urticaria or angioedema; (v) acute nasal congestion in the atopic patient with allergic rhinitis; (vi) dermatologic disorders associated with other OSA risk factors (eg, acanthosis nigricans and metabolic syndrome); and (vii) a high sympathetic tone (eg, in atopic dermatitis) and resultant sleep fragmentation contributing to upper airway instability during sleep...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507861/absence-of-ulnar-artery-inflow-detected-by-allen-s-test-prior-to-radial-forearm-free-flap
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Benjamin A Taylor, Faisal Alzahrani, Eric Levi, S Mark Taylor, Matthew H Rigby, Jonathan Trites, Robert D Hart
Radial forearm free flaps are commonly used for soft-tissue reconstruction after resection of head and neck cancer. It is perfused by the radial artery, leaving the ulnar artery for perfusion of the hand and digits. The absence of distal ulnar artery and associated superficial palmar arch, however, has not been reported in cadaveric dissection. We report a case of unilateral ulnar artery flow absence, detected by Allen's test, during preoperative preparation for a radial forearm free flap. Based on the simplicity, safety, and ease, we recommend Allen's test to be performed preoperatively on every patient for whom such a flap is a consideration...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505003/the-adequacy-of-core-biopsy-in-the-assessment-of-smooth-muscle-neoplasms-of-soft-tissues-implications-for-treatment-and-prognosis
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Nina Schneider, Dirk C Strauss, Myles J Smith, Aisha B Miah, Shane Zaidi, Charlotte Benson, Winan J van Houdt, Robin L Jones, Andrew J Hayes, Cyril Fisher, Khin Thway
The grading of soft tissue sarcomas is one of the most important prognostic factors and determines patient management. Although grading of most adult-type soft tissue sarcomas on biopsies correlates highly with the final grading on the excision specimen, it appears less reliable for tumors of smooth muscle. We assessed the pathologic findings for smooth muscle neoplasms diagnosed by core biopsy at our tertiary sarcoma center, and compared them with those in the subsequent excision specimens. A total of 100 patients with leiomyosarcoma first diagnosed on core biopsy and with a subsequent excision were identified and the accuracy of the biopsy grade determined by comparison with the excision grade...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501995/one-step-preservation-and-decalcification-of-bony-tissue-for-molecular-profiling
#15
Claudius Mueller, Michael G Harpole, Virginia Espina
Bone metastasis from primary cancer sites creates diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Calcified bone is difficult to biopsy due to tissue hardness and patient discomfort, thus limiting the frequency and availability of bone/bone marrow biopsy material for molecular profiling. In addition, bony tissue must be demineralized (decalcified) prior to histomorphologic analysis. Decalcification processes rely on three main principles: (a) solubility of calcium salts in an acid, such as formic or nitric acid; (b) calcium chelation with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA); or (c) ion-exchange resins in a weak acid...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500118/isolated-prostate-cancer-soft-tissue-recurrence-10-years-after-radical-prostatectomy
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Munad Khan, Adee-Jonathan Davidson, Madeleine McKinley, Joseph Ischia
In advanced disease, prostate cancer is well known to invade locally as well as metastasise to distant locations. Metastases occur commonly in lymph nodes and bone but have also been known to involve certain visceral organs, particularly the lungs. Involvement of soft tissue by metastases is far less common, particularly in the context of cancer recurrence. We present the case of a male aged 68 years who presented with a rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) 10 years after radical prostatectomy (RP). The PSA increased despite salvage radiotherapy and was ultimately found to be caused by a PSA secreting prostate cancer soft tissue mass in the suprapubic region...
May 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498445/evaluation-of-expression-of-cancer-stem-cell-markers-and-fusion-gene-in-synovial-sarcoma-insights-into-histogenesis-and-pathogenesis
#17
Yang Zhou, Dongdong Chen, Yan Qi, Ruixue Liu, Shugang Li, Hong Zou, Jiaojiao Lan, Xinxin Ju, Jinfang Jiang, Weihua Liang, Yaoyuan Shen, Lijuan Pang, Feng Li
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is an aggressive soft tissue tumor, with uncertain histological and cellular origin. SYT-SSX is considered to be responsible for sarcoma initiation and progression. The histogenesis and pathogenesis of this tumor are poorly understood, and prognosis of patients of SS is unsatisfactory. Recent studies have shown an association of cancer stem cells with the initiation and development of tumors. We explored immunohistochemical expression level of stem cell associated markers to determine the possible histogenesis and pathogenesis of SS...
May 2, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498402/effects-of-runx3-mediated-notch-signaling-pathway-on-biological-characteristics-of-colorectal-cancer-cells
#18
Hang Li, Dan Li, Ning Meng
This study investigated the effects of runt-related transcription factor 3 (RUNX3) mediated Notch pathway on the biological behavior of colorectal cancer (CRC) SW260 cells. CRC tissues and para-carcinoma tissues were collected from 182 CRC patients who had undergone surgical treatment between January 2008 and December 2010. Immunohistochemical staining with streptavidin-peroxidase (SP) was used to detect RUNX3, Notch1 and Jagged 1 expression levels. CRC SW260 cells were divided into the following groups: Control group, si-NC group, si-RUNX3 group, DAPT group, si-RUNX3+DAPT group, and si-NC+DAPT group...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494349/trabectedin-and-campthotecin-synergistically-eliminate-cancer-stem-cells-in-cell-of-origin-sarcoma-models
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Lucia Martinez-Cruzado, Juan Tornin, Aida Rodriguez, Laura Santos, Eva Allonca, Maria Teresa Fernandez-Garcia, Aurora Astudillo, Juana Maria Garcia-Pedrero, Rene Rodriguez
Trabectedin has been approved for second-line treatment of soft tissue sarcomas. However, its efficacy to target sarcoma initiating cells has not been addressed yet. Here, we used pioneer models of myxoid/round cell liposarcoma (MRCLS) and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) developed from transformed human mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) to evaluate the effect of trabectedin in the cell type responsible for initiating sarcomagenesis and their derived cancer stem cells (CSC) subpopulations. We found that low nanomolar concentrations of trabectedin efficiently inhibited the growth of sarcoma-initiating cells, induced cell cycle arrest, DNA damage and apoptosis...
May 8, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493287/soft-tissue-sarcoma-nomograms-and-their-incorporation-into-practice
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Dario Callegaro, Rosalba Miceli, Luigi Mariani, Chandrajit P Raut, Alessandro Gronchi
The accurate prediction of prognosis in patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is a challenging issue. Extreme variability in the clinical and pathological characteristics of this family of tumors hinders the simple stratification of patients into meaningful prognostic cohorts. Precision medicine tools for the prediction of prognosis, such as nomograms, enable personalized computation of outcome based on clinical and pathological characteristics of both patient and tumor. The eighth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer staging manual moved from a "population-based" to a "personalized" approach endorsing high-quality nomograms to improve clinician prediction ability in definite patient subgroups...
May 10, 2017: Cancer
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