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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342996/induction-of-neuroendocrine-differentiation-in-prostate-cancer-cells-by-dovitinib-tki-258-and-its-therapeutic-implications
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Shalini S Yadav, Jinyi Li, Jennifer A Stockert, Bryan Herzog, James O'Connor, Luis Garzon-Manco, Ramon Parsons, Ashutosh K Tewari, Kamlesh K Yadav
Prostate cancer (PCa) remains the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men with an estimated mortality of more than 26,000 in 2016 alone. Aggressive and metastatic tumors are treated with androgen deprivation therapies (ADT); however, the tumors acquire resistance and develop into lethal castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). With the advent of better therapeutics, the incidences of a more aggressive neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC) variant continue to emerge. Although de novo occurrences of NEPC are rare, more than 25% of the therapy-resistant patients on highly potent new-generation anti-androgen therapies end up with NEPC...
March 23, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334837/clinical-outcome-of-definitive-radiation-therapy-for-superficial-esophageal-cancer
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Yutaro Koide, Takeshi Kodaira, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Natsuo Tomita, Chiyoko Makita, Makoto Itoh, Tetsuya Abe, Kei Muro, Masahiro Tajika, Yasumasa Niwa, Yoshiyuki Itoh, Shinji Naganawa
Objective: To analyze the clinical outcome of concurrent chemoradiotherapy in superficial esophageal cancer patients. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed data for 123 patients with superficial esophageal cancer who received external beam radiotherapy without intracavitary brachytherapy plus systemic chemotherapy during 1998-2015. Elective nodal irradiation was not performed. The dosage to planning treatment volume was 60 Gy in 30 fractions. The main outcome measure was overall survival...
February 23, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332991/accelerated-total-lymphoid-irradiation-containing-salvage-regimen-for-patients-with-refractory-and-relapsed-hodgkin-lymphoma-20%C3%A2-years-of-experience
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Andreas Rimner, Shona Lovie, Meier Hsu, Monica Chelius, Zhigang Zhang, Karen Chau, Alison J Moskowitz, Matthew Matasar, Craig H Moskowitz, Joachim Yahalom
PURPOSE: We report the long-term results of integrated accelerated involved field radiation therapy (IFRT) followed by total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) as part of the high-dose salvage regimen followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation or autologous stem cell transplantation in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). METHODS AND MATERIALS: From November 1985 to July 2008, 186 previously unirradiated patients with relapsed or refractory HL underwent salvage therapy on 4 consecutive institutional review board-approved protocols...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327958/risk-factors-and-a-prognostic-score-for-survival-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-relapsed-or-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma
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P J Bröckelmann, H Müller, O Casasnovas, M Hutchings, B von Tresckow, M Jürgens, S J McCall, F Morschhauser, M Fuchs, P Borchmann, C H Moskowitz, A Engert
BACKGROUND: Novel agents are changing the treatment of relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Nevertheless, high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) are considered standard of care in eligible patients. To identify patients who could benefit most from novel therapeutic approaches, we investigated a comprehensive set of risk factors for survival after ASCT. METHODS: In this multinational prognostic multivariable modeling study, 23 potential risk factors (RF) were retrospectively evaluated in HL patients from nine prospective trials with multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression analyses (part I)...
March 8, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327924/long-term-outcome-of-487-patients-with-early-stage-extra-nodal-marginal-zone-lymphoma
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S Teckie, S Qi, M Chelius, S Lovie, M Hsu, A Noy, C Portlock, J Yahalom
Background: Localized early-stage extra-nodal marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) presents with heterogeneous organ involvement and is treated with various modalities, including resection, radiotherapy, and systemic therapy. We report the long-term outcome of a large cohort of extra-nodal MZL and assess the impact of patient and disease characteristics, organ site, and treatment strategy on disease control and survival. Patients and Methods: We identified 487 consecutive patients with stage IE or IIE MZL referred between 1992 and 2012 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center...
January 23, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323241/the-safety-efficacy-and-cost-effectiveness-of-intraoperative-cell-salvage-in-metastatic-spine-tumour-surgery
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Mahmoud Elmalky, Naveed Yasin, Ricardo Rodrigues-Pinto, John Stephenson, Craig Carroll, Glyn Smurthwaite, Rajat Verma, Saeed Mohammad, Irfan Siddique
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Metastatic spine tumour surgery (MSTS) is associated with substantial blood loss therefore leading to high morbidity and mortality. While intraoperative cell salvage with leucocyte depletion filter (IOCS-LDF) has been studied as an effective mean of reducing blood loss in other surgical settings, including the spine, no study has yet analysed the efficacy of re-infusion of salvaged blood in reducing the need for allogenic blood transfusion in patients who have had surgery for MSTS...
March 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322515/high-dose-radiation-with-chemotherapy-followed-by-salvage-esophagectomy-among-patients-with-locally-advanced-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Chawalit Lertbutsayanukul, Chadin Tharavej, Naruemon Klaikeaw, Anussara Prayongrat, Chutinan Lowanitchai, Virote Sriuranpong
BACKGROUND: Locoregional failure is a major problem associated with chemoradiation treatment for squamous cell esophageal carcinoma. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, efficacy, and toxicity of preoperative radiation (dose > 50 Gy) with platinum-based chemotherapy followed by esophagectomy in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: Data of patients with cT2-cT4 or node positive squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus who received trimodality treatment between February 2006 and June 2015 were reviewed...
March 21, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300441/orthovoltage-x-rays-for-postoperative-treatment-of-resected-basal-cell-carcinoma-in-the-head-and-neck-area
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Charlotte W Duinkerken, Peter J F M Lohuis, Marianne B Crijns, Arash Navran, Rick L M Haas, Olga Hamming-Vrieze, W Martin C Klop, Michiel W M van den Brekel, Abrahim Al-Mamgani
BACKGROUND: Surgery is the golden standard for treating basal cell carcinomas. In case of positive tumor margins or recurrent disease, postoperative adjuvant or salvaging therapy is suggested to achieve good local control. OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively report on local control and toxicity of postoperative radiotherapy by means of orthovoltage X-rays for residual or recurrent basal cell carcinoma after surgery in the head and neck area. METHODS: Sixty-six surgically resected residual or recurrent basal cell carcinomas of the head and neck region were irradiated postoperatively by means of orthovoltage X-rays at the Netherlands Cancer Institute between January 2000 and February 2015...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299264/clinical-outcome-of-surgical-treatment-of-t1-2-n0-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-oral-tongue-with-observation-for-the-neck-analysis-of-176-cases
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Arsheed Hussain Hakeem, Sultan Ahmed Pradhan, Rajan Kannan, Jagadish Tubachi
OBJECTIVE: To analyze various demographic, clinical, and histopathologic factors in T1-2 N0 squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral tongue to define a high-risk group for regional recurrence that will benefit from elective neck dissection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective outcome analysis of a patient cohort without palpable or ultrasound (USG) detectable nodal metastases undergoing per oral wide glossectomy for T1-2 N0 SCC of oral tongue. Patients were followed up using palpation and serial USG neck and fine-needle aspiration cytology...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296171/calcium-dependent-nedd4-2-upregulation-mediates-degradation-of-the-cardiac-sodium-channel-nav1-5-implications-for-heart-failure
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Ling Luo, Feifei Ning, Yuan Du, Bingxue Song, Dandan Yang, Samantha C Salvage, Ya Wang, James A Fraser, Shetuan Zhang, Aiqun Ma, Tingzhong Wang
AIM: Reductions of voltage-gated sodium channel (Nav1.5) function/expression provide a slowed-conduction substrate for cardiac arrhythmias. Nedd4-2, which is activated by calcium, post-translationally modulates Nav1.5. We aim to investigate whether elevated intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+) ]i ) reduces Nav1.5 through Nedd4-2 and its role in heart failure (HF). METHODS: Using a combination of biochemical, electrophysiological, cellular and in vivo methods, we tested the effect and mechanism of calcium on Nedd4-2 and in turn Nav1...
March 10, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295356/red-blood-cell-metabolic-responses-to-refrigerated-storage-rejuvenation-and-frozen-storage
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Angelo D'Alessandro, Alan D Gray, Zbignew M Sczcepiorkowski, Kirk Hansen, Louise H Herschel, Larry J Dumont
BACKGROUND: Storage of red blood cells (RBCs) under blood bank conditions promotes metabolic modulation within the RBC. This "metabolic storage lesion" may affect the quality and safety of the transfused RBCs. The aim of this study is to determine the metabolic changes in stored RBCs over 42 days of routine storage followed by a US Food and Drug Administration-approved method of rejuvenation, freezing, and preparation for transfusion. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We exploited a mass spectrometry-based metabolomics approach to monitor 42-day-stored citrate phosphate dextrose/AS-1 RBCs (n = 29) that were rejuvenated, glycerolized and frozen, then thawed and deglycerolized, and held for 24 hours at 1 to 6ºC in saline-glucose...
March 10, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293381/thrombocytopenia-in-cirrhosis-impact-of-fibrinogen-on-bleeding-risk
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Sonali V Thakrar, Susan V Mallett
AIM: To investigate the relationship between baseline platelet count, clauss fibrinogen, maximum amplitude (MA) on thromboelastography, and blood loss in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of our OLT Database (2006-2015) was performed. Baseline haematological indices and intraoperative blood transfusion requirements, as a combination of cell salvage return and estimation of 300 mls/unit of allogenic blood, was noted as a surrogate for intraoperative bleeding...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291126/strategies-to-reduce-blood-product-utilization-in-obstetric-practice
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Holger Neb, Kai Zacharowski, Patrick Meybohm
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patient blood management (PBM) aims to improve patient outcome and safety by reducing the number of unnecessary RBC transfusions and vitalizing patient-specific anemia reserves. Although PBM is increasingly recognized as best clinical practice in elective surgery, implementation of PBM is restrained in the setting of obstetrics. This review summarizes recent findings to reduce blood product utilization in obstetric practice. RECENT FINDINGS: PBM-related evidence-based benefits should be urgently adopted in the field of obstetric medicine...
March 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287644/mesenchymal-stromal-cell-infusion-to-treat-steroid-refractory-acute-gvhd-iii-iv-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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G M Dotoli, G C De Santis, M D Orellana, K de Lima Prata, S R Caruso, T R Fernandes, V A Rensi Colturato, A T Kondo, N Hamerschlak, B P Simões, D T Covas
Acute GvHD (aGvHD) is a life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Frontline therapy for aGvHD consists of corticosteroid administration. However, ∼25% of the patients have a steroid-refractory disease, a sign of poor prognosis. An alternative therapy for steroid-refractory aGvHD is infusion of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Herein, we report the results of 46 patients treated with MSC infusion as salvage therapy for steroid-refractory aGvHD III/IV (78% grade IV). Patients received a median cumulative dose of MSCs of 6...
March 13, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284860/synthesis-and-activity-of-nucleoside-based-antiprotozoan-compounds
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Huu-Anh Tran, Zhaoyan Zheng, Xianghui Wen, Srinivasan Manivannan, Arnaud Pastor, Marcel Kaiser, Reto Brun, Floyd F Snyder, Thomas G Back
Parasitic protozoa employ a salvage pathway to synthesize purines and generate essential active nucleotides, whereas mammals are capable of their de novo biosynthesis. This difference provides opportunity for the design of potential new antiprotozoan compounds. A series of 47 adenosine analogues was prepared with modifications at the 2-, 6- and 5'-positions, based on the hypothesis that such compounds would serve as substrates for protozoan nucleoside salvage enzymes, while remaining refractory in mammalian cells...
February 16, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281842/opportunities-and-challenges-of-long-term-anti-estrogenic-adjuvant-therapy-treatment-forever-or-intermittently
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Poulomi Bhattacharya, Balkees Abderrahman, V Craig Jordan
Extended adjuvant (5-10 years) therapy targeted to the estrogen receptor (ER) has significantly decreased mortality from breast cancer (BC). Areas covered: Translational research advanced clinical testing of extended adjuvant therapy with tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors (AIs). Short term therapy or non-compliance increase recurrence, but surprisingly recurrence and death does not increase dramatically after 5 years of adjuvant therapy stops. Expert commentary: Compliance ensures optimal benefit from extended antihormone adjuvant therapy...
April 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274890/metronomic-chemotherapy-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#17
In Sook Woo, Yun Hwa Jung
Overall survival and quality of life of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) have improved due to the development of standard systemic treatment. However, many patients are still suffering from the eventual progression of cancer, treatment-related toxicities, and the economic burden of new drugs. Salvage or maintenance therapy, which consistently controls or stabilizes tumor progression without debilitating quality of life, is required. Recently, metronomic capecitabine maintenance therapy after disease control using conventional chemotherapy with maximal tolerated doses has demonstrated beneficial results in a phase III trial...
March 6, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274400/adjuvant-radiation-in-the-tors-era-is-there-a-benefit-to-omitting-the-tumor-bed
#18
Stanislav Lazarev, Blagoja Todorov, James Tam, Vishal Gupta, Brett A Miles, Nancy Lee, Richard L Bakst
PURPOSE: Trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) followed by adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) is becoming popular in treating node-positive tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). One potential benefit is eliminating irradiation of the primary site when the tumor is widely resected, and targeting the neck only. This study assessed whether omitting the tumor bed provides any dosimetric or clinical advantage. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We identified 21 patients with primary tonsillar SCC that were treated with TORS followed by RT to the ipsilateral neck and primary (N+P) site...
March 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271644/a-case-of-disseminated-infection-with-skin-manifestation-due-to-non-neoformans-and-non-gattii-cryptococcus-in-a-patient-with-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Sun Seob Park, Hyewon Lee, Weon Seo Park, Sang Hyun Hwang, Sang Il Choi, Mi Hong Choi, Si Won Lee, Eun Jung Ko, Young Ju Choi, Hyeon Seok Eom
Cryptococcus spp. other than Cryptococcus neoformans or Cryptococcus gattii were previously considered saprophytes and thought to be non-pathogenic to humans. However, opportunistic infections associated with non-neoformans and non-gattii species, such as Cryptococcus laurentii and Cryptococcus albidus, have increased over the past four decades. We experienced a case of cryptococcosis caused by non-neoformans and non-gattii spp. in a 47-year-old female with refractory acute myeloid leukemia after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
January 16, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264616/romidepsin-is-effective-and-well-tolerated-in-older-patients-with-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-analysis-of-two-phase-ii-trials
#20
Andrei Shustov, Bertrand Coiffier, Steven Horwitz, Lubomir Sokol, Barbara Pro, Julie Wolfson, Barbara Balser, Robin Eisch, Leslie Popplewell, H Miles Prince, Steven L Allen, Richard Piekarz, Susan Bates
Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) are a rare group of lymphoid neoplasms with high relapse rates after initial therapy and poor prognosis. Most patients are aged ≥60 years and are often not candidates for aggressive salvage therapies. Romidepsin, a potent class I histone deacetylase inhibitor, has shown significant single-agent activity in relapsed/refractory PTCL. We evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of romidepsin in elderly patients in this setting. Ninety-five patients aged ≥60 years were identified from 2 prospective phase 2 registration trials of romidepsin, and comparative analyses were performed with younger patients from these trials...
March 7, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
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