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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454427/chemoresistance-in-pancreatic-cancer-emerging-concepts
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Manu Gnanamony, Christopher S Gondi
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal types of cancer in the world. The incidence of pancreatic cancer increases each year with no significant decrease in mortality. Pancreatic cancer is a complex disease, and this complexity is partly attributed to late diagnosis, an aggressive phenotype, environmental factors and lack of effective treatment options. Surgical resection followed by adjuvant chemotherapy is the treatment of choice for early stage cancer, whereas gemcitabine is the standard first line therapy for patients with advanced stage disease...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454272/dinitrophenyl-hapten-with-laser-immunotherapy-for-advanced-malignant-melanoma-a-clinical-study
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Dian-Jun Chen, Xiao-Song Li, Hui Zhao, Yan Fu, Huan-Rong Kang, Fang-Fang Yao, Jia Hu, Nan Qi, Huan-Huan Zhang, Nan Du, Wei-R Chen
The present study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of in situ immunotherapy with dinitrophenyl (DNP) hapten in combination with laser therapy for patients with malignant melanoma (MM). Between February 2008 and March 2012, 72 patients with stage III or IV MM were enrolled. Patients received in situ DNP alone (n=32) or in combination with laser therapy (n=32), and each group received dacarbazine chemotherapy. The levels of peripheral cluster of differentiation (CD)4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs), interleukin (IL)-10 and tumor growth factor (TGF)-β were detected by ELISA...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454258/locally-advanced-paranasal-sinus-carcinoma-a-study-of-30-patients
#3
Francesco Perri, Raffaele Addeo, Manuel Conson, Adriana Faiella, Giuseppina Della Vittoria Scarpati, Gabriella Torre, Angela Di Biase, Paola Romanelli, Carlo Buonerba, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Antonio Daponte, Francesco Caponigro, Salvatore Pisconti, Roberto Pacelli, Vincenzo Ravo, Paolo Muto, Raffaele Solla
Sinonasal carcinomas (SNcs) are rare neoplasms arising from the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. Although these tumours have a heterogeneous histology, they are commonly diagnosed as a locally advanced disease and are associated with a poor prognosis. The present retrospective study reviewed 30 patients with locally advanced SNc, who were treated with surgery followed by chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy, or radiotherapy with or without concomitant chemotherapy between January 1999 and January 2013 at the Department of Radiation Therapy, University of Naples 'Federico II' (Naples, Italy)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454229/somatostatin-receptor-expression-indicates-improved-prognosis-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm-and-octreotide-long-acting-release-is-effective-and-safe-in-chinese-patients-with-advanced-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#4
Yuhong Wang, Wei Wang, Kaizhou Jin, Cheng Fang, Yuan Lin, Ling Xue, Shiting Feng, Zhiwei Zhou, Chenghao Shao, Minhu Chen, Xianjun Yu, Jie Chen
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (GEP-NEN) is known to overexpress somatostatin receptors (SSTRs), most commonly SSTR2 and SSTR5. The expression of SSTRs on tumor cells forms the basis for somatostatin analog treatment of patients with NEN. The present study detected the expression of SSTR2 and SSTR5 in GEP-NEN and investigated the efficacy and safety of octreotide long-acting release (LAR) in the treatment of advanced gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET) in China. The present study reported that functionality of the pancreas, G1 and G2 grading, NET classification and Tumor-Node-Metastasis stages I and II were associated with higher SSTR2 positive expression...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454212/reciprocal-regulation-between-micrornas-and-epigenetic-machinery-in-colorectal-cancer
#5
Feng Wang, Yanlei Ma, Huamin Wang, Huanlong Qin
Epigenetics encompasses changes in DNA methylation, histone and chromatin structure, and non-coding RNAs, specifically microRNA (miRNA) expression. Recent advances in the rapidly evolving field of colorectal cancer (CRC) epigenetics have revealed a complicated network of reciprocal interconnections between miRNAs and other epigenetic machinery. On the one hand, miRNA expression may be regulated by epigenetic mechanisms including DNA methylation and histone modifications. However, miRNAs may affect the epigenetic machinery by directly targeting its enzymatic components...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454210/statins-and-pancreatic-cancer
#6
Jun Gong, Esha Sachdev, Lori A Robbins, Emily Lin, Andrew E Hendifar, Monica M Mita
Pancreatic cancer remains among the most lethal cancers, despite ongoing advances in treatment for all stages of the disease. Disease prevention represents another opportunity to improve patient outcome, with metabolic syndrome and its components, such as diabetes, obesity and dyslipidemia, having been recognized as modifiable risk factors for pancreatic cancer. In addition, statins have been shown to potentially reduce pancreatic cancer risk and to improve survival in patients with a combination of metabolic syndrome and pancreatic cancer...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454104/rna-sequencing-based-cell-proliferation-analysis-across-19-cancers-identifies-a-subset-of-proliferation-informative-cancers-with-a-common-survival-signature
#7
Ryne C Ramaker, Brittany N Lasseigne, Andrew A Hardigan, Laura Palacio, David S Gunther, Richard M Myers, Sara J Cooper
Despite advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment strategies, robust prognostic signatures remain elusive in most cancers. Cell proliferation has long been recognized as a prognostic marker in cancer, but the generation of comprehensive, publicly available datasets allows examination of the links between cell proliferation and cancer characteristics such as mutation rate, stage, and patient outcomes. Here we explore the role of cell proliferation across 19 cancers (n = 6,581 patients) by using tissue-based RNA sequencing data from The Cancer Genome Atlas Project and calculating a 'proliferative index' derived from gene expression associated with Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) levels...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454085/baseline-clinical-predictors-of-antitumor-response-to-the-parp-inhibitor-olaparib-in-germline-brca1-2-mutated-patients-with-advanced-ovarian-cancer
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Saeed Rafii, Charlie Gourley, Rajiv Kumar, Elena Geuna, Joo Ern Ang, Tzyvia Rye, Lee-May Chen, Ronnie Shapira-Frommer, Michael Friedlander, Ursula Matulonis, Jacques De Greve, Amit M Oza, Susana Banerjee, L Rhoda Molife, Martin E Gore, Stan B Kaye, Timothy A Yap
BACKGROUND: The PARP inhibitor olaparib was recently granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accelerated approval in patients with advanced BRCA1/2 mutation ovarian cancer. However, antitumor responses are observed in only approximately 40% of patients and the impact of baseline clinical factors on response to treatment remains unclear. Although platinum sensitivity has been suggested as a marker of response to PARP inhibitors, patients with platinum-resistant disease still respond to olaparib...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453767/the-pattern-of-underlying-cause-of-death-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-england-a-record-linkage-study
#9
Thomas P C Chu, Gordon W Moran, Timothy R Card
Background and Aims: Numerous studies have established that mortality risk in inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] patients is higher than in the general population, but the causes of death have seldom been examined. We aimed to describe causes of death in IBD. Methods: A matched cohort study using UK general practice data from Clinical Practice Research Datalink linked to death registration records. We described the distribution of causes of death among IBD patients by age at death and time since IBD diagnosis...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453703/heart-dose-exposure-as-prognostic-marker-after-radiotherapy-for-resectable-stage-iiia-b-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-trial
#10
M Guberina, W Eberhardt, M Stuschke, T Gauler, F Heinzelmann, D Cheufou, M Kimmich, G Friedel, H Schmidberger, K Darwiche, V Jendrossek, M Schuler, G Stamatis, C Pöttgen
Background: Heart exposure to ionizing irradiation can cause ischaemic heart disease. The partial heart volume receiving ≥5 Gy (heartV5) was supposed to be an independent prognostic factor for survival after radiochemotherapy for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). But validation of the latter hypothesis is needed under the concurrent risks of lung cancer patients. Patients and methods: The ESPATUE phase III trial recruited patients with potentially operable IIIA(N2)/selected IIIB NSCLC between 01/2004 and 01/2013...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453692/safety-and-antitumor-activity-of-the-anti-pd-1-antibody-pembrolizumab-in-patients-with-recurrent-carcinoma-of-the-anal-canal
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P A Ott, S A Piha-Paul, P Munster, M J Pishvaian, E M J van Brummelen, R B Cohen, C Gomez-Roca, S Ejadi, M Stein, E Chan, M Simonelli, A Morosky, S Saraf, K Emancipator, M Koshiji, J Bennouna
Background: Safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab, a humanized programmed death 1 monoclonal antibody, was assessed in KEYNOTE-028, a multicohort, phase Ib trial for patients with programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1)-positive advanced solid tumors. We report results for the cohort of patients with advanced anal carcinoma. Patients and methods: Patients with PD-L1-positive tumors (≥1%) received intravenous pembrolizumab 10 mg/kg once every 2 weeks for up to 2 years or until confirmed progression or unacceptable toxicity...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453631/prenatal-cerebellar-growth-trajectories-and-the-impact-of-periconceptional-maternal-and-fetal-factors
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I V Koning, J Dudink, I A L Groenenberg, S P Willemsen, I K M Reiss, R P M Steegers-Theunissen
STUDY QUESTION: CAN WE assess human prenatal cerebellar growth from the first until the third trimester of pregnancy and create growth trajectories to investigate associations with periconceptional maternal and fetal characteristics? SUMMARY ANSWER: Prenatal growth trajectories of the human cerebellum between 9 and 32 weeks gestational age (GA) were created using three-dimensional ultrasound (3D-US) and show negative associations with pre-pregnancy and early first trimester BMI calculated from self-reported and standardized measured weight and height, respectively...
April 27, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453506/general-overview-and-treatment-recommendations-for-young-women-with-breast-cancer
#13
Domen Ribnikar, Ivica Ratoša, Andraž Perhavec, Eitan Amir
Breast cancer in young women is a complex disease to manage due to its biological heterogeneity and special issues related to toxicity of different treatment strategies. Defining a cut-off for young age has been challenging since it is not clear whether the prognostic effect of age is continuously variable or whether there are certain thresholds at which the prognosis changes (e.g. those < 50 years of age or ≤ 35 years of age). In this review article, we define young patients as those being premenopausal...
March 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453386/collateral-damage-during-antibiotic-treatment-of-c-difficile-infection-in-the-aged-host-insights-into-why-recurrent-disease-happens
#14
Jae Hyun Shin, Cirle A Warren
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is one of the most common causes of healthcare-associated infections but an even bigger problem for the aging population. Advanced age leads to higher incidence, higher mortality, and higher recurrences. In our study, recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, we investigated the effect of aging on CDI using a mouse model. We were able to demonstrate that aging leads to worse clinical outcomes, as well as lead to changes in microbiota composition and lower antibody production against C...
April 28, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453285/pharmacological-reprogramming-of-somatic-cells-for-regenerative-medicine
#15
Min Xie, Shibing Tang, Ke Li, Sheng Ding
Lost or damaged cells in tissues and organs can be replaced by transplanting therapeutically competent cells. This approach requires methods that effectively manipulate cellular identities and properties to generate sufficient numbers of desired cell types for transplantation. These cells can be generated by reprogramming readily available somatic cells, such as fibroblasts, into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which can replicate indefinitely and give rise to any somatic cell type. This reprogramming can be achieved with genetic methods, such as forced expression of pluripotency-inducing transcription factors (TFs), which can be further improved, or even avoided, with pharmacological agents...
April 28, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449531/ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-single-shot-techniques-poised-to-dominate-rhythm-control-strategies-the-future-is-here
#16
EDITORIAL
Antonis S Manolis
Over the recent years, the advent of single-shot techniques, such as circular catheter and cryoballoon ablation, has ushered in a new era in the catheter ablation approach and rhythm control strategies of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). These techniques make it easier to navigate the heart and have the potential to decrease the threshold for, expand the access to, and increase patient and physician acceptance of rhythm-control therapies, that may lead to reduction of the AF disease burden and its socioeconomic impact...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449423/the-detection-of-messenger-rna-for-carcinoembryonic-antigen-and-cytokeratin-20-in-peritoneal-washing-fluid-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer
#17
Yeon Ji Kim, Woo Chul Chung, Sooa Choi, Yun Duk Jung, Jaejun Lee, Seung Yun Chae, Kyong Hwa Jun, Hyung Min Chin
Background/Aims: Peritoneal micrometastasis is known to play an important role in the recurrence of gastric cancer. However, its effects remain equivocal. Herein, we examine the messenger RNA (mRNA) as tumor markers, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), and cytokeratin 20 (CK20), in peritoneal washing fluid. Moreover, we evaluate whether these results could predict the recurrence of gastric cancer following curative resection. Methods: We prospectively enrolled 132 patients with gastric cancers, who had received an operation, between January 2010 and January 2013...
April 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449284/pediatric-melanoma
#18
REVIEW
Christina Stefanaki, Leonidas Chardalias, Efthymia Soura, Alexandra Katsarou, Alexander Stratigos
Pediatric melanoma, although rare, is the most common skin cancer in children. Our current knowledge on pediatric melanoma incidence trends is expanding, as several studies have addressed this issue with conflicting results. Known risk factors for pediatric melanoma include family history of melanoma, a previous history of malignancy, large congenital nevi, numerous melanocytic nevi, sunburns, increased UV exposure and a sun-sensitive phenotype. In younger children melanoma more often presents with atypical features, such as a changing, amelanotic or uniformly colored, often bleeding lesion, not fulfilling in most cases the conventional ABCDE criteria...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449272/adalimumab-is-a-safe-option-for-psoriasis-patients-with-concomitant-hepatitis-b-or-c-infection-a-multicentre-cohort-study-of-37-patients-and-review-of-the-literature-%C3%A2-reply-to-dr-ricceri-letter
#19
Stefano Piaserico
We thank Ricceri et al. for their comments (1) and interest in our study (2). Despite the recent advances in prevention and treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections, these two chronic infections still represent the most common cause of chronic liver disease. Dermatologists are frequently encountering patients with psoriatic disease who have concomitant HBV or HCV infection in daily clinical practice. Dr Ricceri provided in his letter further long-term follow-up data (60 months) on the use of etanercept or adalimumab in 17 psoriatic patients affected by past HBV infection or chronic HCV infection...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449193/impact-of-metformin-on-patients-with-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-undergoing-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
#20
Pei-Hung Chang, Kun-Yun Yeh, Cheng-Hsu Wang, Eric Yen-Chao Chen, Shih-Wei Yang, Wen-Chi Chou, Jason Chia-Hsun Hsieh
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of metformin on toxicities and survival in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed and compared the clinical characteristics, treatment tolerance, toxicities, and survival of 252 patients with stages III, IVA, and IVB head and neck cancer undergoing concurrent CRT with and without metformin treatment between 2007 and 2010...
April 27, 2017: Head & Neck
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