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Prostate cancer pathology

Lynn Tan, Luke L Wang, Weranja Ranasinghe, Raj Persad, Damien Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Shomik Sengupta
Background: The aim of the paper is to investigate the outcomes of patients younger than 55 years in Victoria, Australia undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer. Materials and methods: Data on all men undergoing RP in Victoria between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2014 were obtained from the Victorian Cancer Registry. Tumor characteristics including Gleason grade, stage of disease (based on final pathology specimen), and cause of death were also obtained...
March 2018: Prostate International
Taekmin Kwon, Jeong Kon Kim, Chanwoo Lee, Jaeyoon Jung, Hanjong Ahn, Choung-Soo Kim, Jun Hyuk Hong
Background: Multiparametric magnetic resonance is the most accurate imaging technique for prostate cancer detection, staging, localization, and aggressiveness evaluation. We assessed accuracy of diffusion-weighted imaging in local recurrence diagnosis after radical prostatectomy. Materials and methods: A retrospective study was conducted in 118 patients with findings suggestive of local recurrence in dynamic contrast-enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging. Local recurrence was defined clinically as a rising prostate-specific antigen level (biochemical recurrence) without radiographic evidence of distant metastasis over 6 months after surgery...
March 2018: Prostate International
Sonja Cabarkapa, Marlon Perera, Ken Sikaris, Jonathan S O'Brien, Damien M Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk
Background: This study aims to review current laboratory reporting strategies across Australia and New Zealand with a view to propose a more useful template for reporting serum testosterone in the context of prostate cancer. Materials and methods: Registered pathology laboratories in Australia and New Zealand were enrolled into the current study. An electronic or a phone survey was utilized to collect data from each participating laboratory. Obtained information included assay utilized, units reported, reference intervals, lowest reported value, and lowest detectable value...
March 2018: Prostate International
Ding Qian-Shan, Zhang Li, Wang Bi-Cheng, Zeng Zhi, Zou Xian-Qiong, Cao Peng-Bo, M S Zhou Guang-Ming, Tang Meng, Wu Lu, B S Wu Lian-Lian, Yu Hong-Gang, Guo Yong, Zhou Fu-Xiang
Microrchidia 2 (MORC2) plays important roles in DNA damage repair and lipogenesis, but the clinical and functional role of MORC2 in cancer remains largely unexplored. In this study, we showed that MORC2 was widely expressed in human tissues while significantly up-regulated in most cancer types employing immunohistochemical staining and analysis of mRNA expression profile of more than 2000 human tissue samples from 15 different organs (lung, prostate, liver, breast, brain, stomach, colon/rectum, pancreas, ovary, endometrium, skin, nasopharynx, kidney, oesophagus and bladder)...
March 16, 2018: Human Pathology
Yuki Tanisaka, Shomei Ryozawa, Masanori Kobayashi, Maiko Harada, Tsutomu Kobatake, Kumiko Omiya, Hirotoshi Iwano, Shin Arai, Kouichi Nonaka, Yumi Mashimo
Lymphadenopathy may be difficult to diagnose using imaging results alone. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) may help to diagnose and determine the appropriate management of lymphadenopathy. EUS-FNA has been used as a safe and less invasive method for obtaining pathologic specimens from extraluminal lesions using endoscopic ultrasound. The present study evaluated the usefulness of EUS-FNA for lymphadenopathy. Between July 2013 and December 2016, 72 patients undergoing EUS-FNA for lymphadenopathy that could not be diagnosed solely using imaging were included...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Wan Song, Seok Hwan Bang, Hwang Gyun Jeon, Byong Chang Jeong, Seong Il Seo, Seong Soo Jeon, Han Yong Choi, Chan Kyo Kim, Hyun Moo Lee
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System version 2 (PI-RADSv2) on prediction of postoperative Gleason score (GS) upgrading for patients with biopsy GS 6 prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 443 patients who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radical prostatectomy for biopsy-proven GS 6 prostate cancer between January 2011 and December 2013. Preoperative clinical variables and pathologic GS were examined, and all MRI findings were assessed with PI-RADSv2...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Mariana Andozia Morini, Roberto Lodeiro Muller, Paulo César Barbosa de Castro Junior, Rafael José de Souza, Eliney Ferreira Faria
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer (PC) most of the time presents with an indolent course. Thus, delays in treatment due to any causes might not affect long-term survival and may not affect cancer cure rates. PURPOSE: In this study, we evaluated the effect of delay-time between PC diagnosis and radical prostatectomy regarding oncological outcomes: Gleason score upgrade on surgical specimen, pathologic extracapsular extension (ECE) on surgical specimen, and postoperative biochemical recurrence (BCR) on follow-up...
March 16, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Virendra Kumar, Girdhar S Bora, Rajeev Kumar, Naranamangalam R Jagannathan
Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most prevalent cancers in men. A large number of men are detected with PCa; however, the clinical behavior ranges from low-grade indolent tumors that never develop into a clinically significant disease to aggressive, invasive tumors that may rapidly progress to metastatic disease. The challenges in clinical management of PCa are at levels of screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up after treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods have shown a potential role in detection, localization, staging, assessment of aggressiveness, targeting biopsies, etc...
April 2018: Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Roberto A Salas Fragomeni, Tali Amir, Sara Sheikhbahaei, Susan C Harvey, Mehrbod S Javadi, Lilja Solnes, Ana Kiess, Mohamad E Allaf, Martin Pomper, Michael A Gorin, Steven P Rowe
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a type II transmembrane glycoprotein that is highly overexpressed on prostate cancer epithelial cells and for which there is a growing body of literature examining the role of small molecule and antibody radiotracers targeted against this protein for prostate cancer detection and therapy. Despite its name, PSMA is also expressed, to varying degrees, in the neovasculature of a wide variety of non-prostate cancers; indeed, the pathology literature is replete with promising immunohistochemistry findings...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Ioannis Lilis, Ioanna Giopanou, Helen Papadaki, Kostis Gyftopoulos
BACKGROUND: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a central regulator of major cellular processes such as growth and proliferation. Deregulated mTOR signaling is implicated in a wide spectrum of human malignancies including prostate cancer. The aim of this study is to address the role of phosphorylated mTOR (p-mTOR) in prostate adenocarcinoma-induced lymphangiogenesis and lymph node metastasis as well as to investigate its relationship with chicken ovalbumin upstream promoter transcriptional factor 2 (COUP-TFII) and the vascular endothelial growth factors A/C (VEGF A/C)...
March 12, 2018: Urologic Oncology
Muhammad Shuja, Ayman A Elghazaly, Asif Iqbal, Reham Mohamed, Amal Marie, Mutahir A Tunio, Moamen M Aly, Ali Balbaid, Mushabbab Asiri
Introduction Bone metastasis (BM) is a major complication of many solid tumors like breast, prostate, lung and renal cancers. BM leads to serious sequelae of pain, fractures, spinal cord compression and hypercalcemia. Radiotherapy has an established role in relieving pain caused by BM. Worldwide different radiotherapy schedules are being used for BM. The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy of single fraction palliative radiotherapy for painful bone metastases. Methods Between April 2014 and April 2017, single fraction radiotherapy was used to treat 73 patients in our institution...
January 8, 2018: Curēus
Sunao Shoji, Akio Hashimoto, Tomoya Nakamura, Shinichiro Hiraiwa, Haruhiro Sato, Yoshinobu Sato, Takuma Tajiri, Akira Miyajima
The present study evaluated three-dimensional shear wave elastography (3D SWE) in the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer. Clinically significant prostate cancer was defined by a minimum of one biopsy core with a Gleason score of 3+4 or 6 with a maximum cancer core length >4 mm. Patients with serum prostate-specific antigen levels of 4.0-20.0 ng/ml who were suspected of having prostate cancer from multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) were prospectively recruited. The 3D SWE was performed pre-biopsy, after which patients underwent MRI-transrectal ultrasound image-guided targeted biopsies for cancer-suspicious lesions and 12-core systematic biopsies...
April 2018: Biomedical Reports
Erfan Amini, Tracy Campanelli Palmer, Jie Cai, Gary Lieskovsky, Siamak Daneshmand, Hooman Djaladat
PURPOSE: Few studies have evaluated prostate cancer oncologic outcomes in different ethnic groups following radical prostatectomy for clinically organ-confined disease. Existing studies lack long-term outcome data. We conducted this study to assess the impact of racial differences on risk profile and oncologic outcomes in a large cohort of patients with prostate cancer who underwent radical prostatectomy. METHODS: Using our institutional review board-approved prostate cancer database, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 3437 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy with curative intent in our institution between 1987 and 2009...
March 13, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Verena Lieb, Katrin Weigelt, Lena Scheinost, Kersten Fischer, Thomas Greither, Marios Marcou, Gerit Theil, Helmut Klocker, Hans-Juergen Holzhausen, Xin Lai, Julio Vera, Arif B Ekici, Wolfgang Horninger, Paolo Fornara, Bernd Wullich, Helge Taubert, Sven Wach
We studied the association of the serum levels of the microRNA family members miR-320a/-b/-c with clinico-pathological data to assess their applicability as diagnostic biomarker in prostate cancer (PCa) patients. The levels of miR-320a/-b/-c in 3 groups were evaluated by qRT-PCR (145 patients with PCa, 31 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and 19 healthy controls). The levels of the three family members of miR-320 were directly correlated within each group ( P < 0.001), but they differed significantly among the three groups ( P < 0...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
Hiroaki Kobayashi, Takeo Kosaka, Shuji Mikami, Yasumasa Miyazaki, Kazuhiro Matsumoto, Eiji Kikuchi, Akira Miyajima, Kaori Kameyama, Yasufumi Sato, Mototsugu Oya
Background: We previously reported high expression of vasohibin-1 (VASH1), which is specifically expressed in activated vascular endothelial cells, was a prognostic indicator of disease progression in prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to assess whether VASH1 expression at the area of normal prostatic tissue as well as that of intratumoral tissue could reflect the grade of malignancy of prostate cancer. Results: Pathological upgrade of Gleason Score ≥7 by radical prostatectomy was observed in 48 patients (upgraded group)...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
Donggen Jiang, Chutian Xiao, Tuzeng Xian, Liantao Wang, Yunhua Mao, Junfu Zhang, Jun Pang
Background: Doublecortin-like kinase 1 (DCLK1) has been proven to be involved in numerous tumors, while its role in prostate cancer (PCa) is still unclear. This study aimed at investigating the expression pattern and prognostic value of DCLK1 in PCa. Patients and methods: Real-time polymerase chain reaction and Western blot were employed to determine DCLK1 mRNA and protein levels in 25 paired fresh samples of PCa and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) as well as in PCa cell lines...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Wataru Jomoto, Masao Tanooka, Hiroshi Doi, Keisuke Kikuchi, Chiemi Mitsuie, Yusuke Yamada, Toru Suzuki, Toshiko Yamano, Reiichi Ishikura, Noriko Kotoura, Shingo Yamamoto
We sought to develop a surgical navigation system using magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and a three-dimensional (3D) printer for robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). Six patients with pathologically proven localized prostate cancer were prospectively enrolled in this study. Prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), consisting of T2-weighted sampling perfection with application-optimized contrasts using different flip-angle evolutions (SPACE) and true fast imaging with steady-state precession (true FISP), reconstructed by volume rendering, was followed by dynamic contrast-enhanced MRA performed with a volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE) during intravenous bolus injection of gadobutrol...
January 2, 2018: Curēus
Veronica L Cox, Anas A Saeed Bamashmos, Wai Chin Foo, Shiva Gupta, Sireesha Yedururi, Naveen Garg, Hyunseon Christine Kang
Lynch syndrome is the most common hereditary cancer syndrome, the most common cause of heritable colorectal cancer, and the only known heritable cause of endometrial cancer. Other cancers associated with Lynch syndrome include cancers of the ovary, stomach, urothelial tract, and small bowel, and less frequently, cancers of the brain, biliary tract, pancreas, and prostate. The oncogenic tendency of Lynch syndrome stems from a set of genomic alterations of mismatch repair proteins. Defunct mismatch repair proteins cause unusually high instability of regions of the genome called microsatellites...
March 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Jennifer B Gordetsky, Benjamin Saylor, Sejong Bae, Jeffrey W Nix, Soroush Rais-Bahrami
OBJECTIVES: To assess management choices in patients who undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/ultrasound (MRI/US) fusion-guided prostate biopsy compared to patients who undergo systematic biopsy. METHODS: We compared men who underwent MRI/US fusion-guided prostate biopsy to those who underwent systematic 12-core biopsy from 2014 to 2016. Patient demographics and pathologic findings were reviewed. The highest grade group per case was considered for analysis. RESULTS: Follow-up was available on 133 patients who underwent MRI/US targeted biopsy and 215 patients who underwent systematic biopsy...
March 8, 2018: Urologic Oncology
Jay G Fuletra, Anastasiya Kamenko, Frederick Ramsey, Daniel D Eun, Adam C Reese
INTRODUCTION: Prior studies suggest that among men with low grade prostate cancer, African Americans (AA) produce less prostate-specific antigen (PSA) than Caucasians. We investigated racial differences in PSA, PSA density (PSAD), and tumor volume among men with prostate cancer, regardless of tumor grade. These racial differences, if present, would suggest that AA men may benefit from different screening, surveillance, and treatment regiments compared to Caucasians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified men from our institutional prostate cancer database that underwent radical prostatectomy between 2012 and 2015...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Urology
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