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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156846/s100a14-rs11548103-g-a-polymorphism-is-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-esophageal-cancer-in-a-chinese-population
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Yang Zhao, Feng Yao, Weifeng Tang, Haiyong Gu, Heng Zhao
Objective: In China in 2009, esophageal cancer was the fifth most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the fourth leading cause of malignancy-related death. Accumulating evidence indicates that genetic factors might play an important role in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) carcinogenesis. Materials and Methods: In total, we recruited 629 ESCC patients and 686 controls. Genetic variations in the S100A14, MLH1, SMAD7 and CCL22/MDC genes were measured using the ligation detection reaction method...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156843/clinical-efficacy-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-regimens-fleeox-vs-xelox-in-patients-with-initially-unresectable-advanced-gastric-cancer-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Yang Li, Jun Chen, Qi He, Xiang Ji, Xulin Wang, Chaogang Fan, Guoli Li
Purpose: This study was designed to assess the effectiveness of FLEEOX (5-Fu, leucovorin, etoposide, oxaliplatin, and epirubicin) compared with XELOX (capecitabine and oxaliplatin) as neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for initially unresectable advanced gastric cancer (AGC). Methods: This study reviewed patients who underwent FLEEOX or XELOX for initially unresectable AGC. To reduce the bias in patient selection, we conducted propensity score match (PSM) with 1:1 ratio...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156802/efficacy-and-safety-of-first-line-pemetrexed-plus-carboplatin-followed-by-single-agent-pemetrexed-maintenance-in-elderly-chinese-patients-with-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xinmin Zhao, Hui Yu, Jing Zhao, Xianghua Wu, Si Sun, Zhiguo Luo, Huijie Wang, Jie Qiao, Jianhua Chang, Jialei Wang
Chemotherapy with pemetrexed plus carboplatin followed by pemetrexed maintenance therapy is a first-line regimen for patients with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer. This phase II clinical study investigated the efficacy and safety of this regimen in older patients (aged ≥65 years) with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer. All patients received 4 courses of induction therapy with pemetrexed (500 mg/m(2)) combined with carboplatin once every 3 weeks. If patients had stable disease or achieved a complete or partial tumor response after 4 courses of pemetrexed + carboplatin therapy, maintenance treatment with pemetrexed monotherapy was administered until either disease progression or intolerable toxicity occurred...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156759/smoking-and-gender-modify-the-effect-of-twist-on-patient-survival-in-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinoma
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Yun Zhu, Wenjuan Zhang, Ping Wang
Purpose: TWIST is a critical factor for predicting prognosis in several human cancers. Here, we study the prognostic significance of TWIST1 and TWIST2 in Head and Neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as well as interactions of TWISTs with both gender and smoking in patient survival. Methods: upper quartile normalized RNA-seq V2 RSEM values of TWIST1 and TWIST2 expressions were retrieved from a TCGA HNSCC dataset. Kaplan-Meier survival curves were used to assess the associations of TWIST1 and TWIST2 with patient survival, and multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to estimate the hazards ratios (HRs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156750/somatic-mutations-in-cdh1-and-ctnnb1-in-primary-carcinomas-at-13-anatomic-sites
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Evan L Busch, Jason L Hornick, Renato Umeton, Adem Albayrak, Neal I Lindeman, Laura E MacConaill, Elizabeth P Garcia, Matthew Ducar, Timothy R Rebbeck
Metastases are involved in most cancer deaths. Evidence has suggested that cancer cell detachment from primary tumors might occur largely via the mechanism of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) activated by epigenetic events, but data addressing other possible triggers of detachment, particularly genetic mutations, have been limited. Using the Profile study of cancer genomics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we examined somatic mutations in the EMT genes CDH1 in 5,106 primary carcinomas and CTNNB1 in 7,578 primary carcinomas across 13 anatomic sites: urinary bladder, breast, colon/rectum, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, lung, ovary, pancreas, prostate, skin (non-melanoma), stomach, and thyroid...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156746/tssc3-represses-self-renewal-of-osteosarcoma-stem-cells-and-nanog-expression-by-inhibiting-the-src-akt-pathway
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Guang-Ning Yan, Xue-Feng Tang, Xian-Chao Zhang, Ting He, Yu-Sheng Huang, Xi Zhang, Gang Meng, De-Yu Guo, Yang-Fan Lv, Qiao-Nan Guo
Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in children and young adults. Osteosarcoma stem cells are essential for osteosarcoma initiation, metastasis, chemoresistance and recurrence. In the present study, we report that: 1) higher TSSC3 expression indicates a better prognosis for osteosarcoma patients, and; 2) overexpression of TSSC3 significantly decreases sphere-forming capacity, tumor initiation, stemness-related surface markers and Nanog expression in osteosarcoma cells...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156744/changes-of-alpha-fetoprotein-levels-could-predict-recurrent-hepatocellular-carcinoma-survival-after-trans-arterial-chemoembolization
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Chao He, Xiaoyun Zhang, Chuan Li, Wei Peng, Tian-Fu Wen, Lv-Nan Yan, Jiayin Yang, Wusheng Lu
Background: There is paucity of information concerning whether AFP change is a predictor of prognosis for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (RHCC) patients after trans-arterial chemoembolization (TACE). Methods: A total of 177 RHCC patients who received TACE as first-line therapy were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were classified into three groups according to their pre-TACE and post-TACE AFP levels (group A: AFP decreased, group B: AFP consistent normal, and group C: AFP increased)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156738/impact-of-mismatch-repair-deficiency-on-the-colorectal-cancer-immune-microenvironment
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Yingyi Zhang, Zhao Sun, Xinxin Mao, Huanwen Wu, Fei Luo, Xi Wu, Liangrui Zhou, Jing Qin, Lin Zhao, Chunmei Bai
Colorectal cancer patients respond inconsistently to immunotherapies, likely due to the immune microenvironments around their tumors. We analyzed the relationship between deficient mismatch repair (dMMR) and the colorectal cancer immune microenvironment to identify predictors of effective immunotherapy. Colorectal cancer patients (n=113) who had undergone surgical resection were divided into dMMR and proficient mismatch repair (pMMR) groups. The levels of immune checkpoint proteins, including programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1), indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase and CD8 were assessed immunohistochemically...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156714/investigation-of-factors-affecting-the-efficacy-of-3c23k-a-human-monoclonal-antibody-targeting-misiir
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Sarah E Gill, Qing Zhang, Gary L Keeney, William A Cliby, S John Weroha
MISIIR is a potential target for ovarian cancer (OC) therapy due to its tissue-specific pattern of expression. 3C23K is a novel therapeutic monoclonal anti-MISIIR antibody designed to recruit effector cells and promote cell death through ADCC (antibody dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity). Our objective was to determine the tolerability and efficacy of 3C23K in OC patient-derived xenografts (PDX) and to identify factors affecting efficacy. Quantitative RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry (IHC), and flow cytometry were used to categorize MISIIR expression in established PDX models derived from primary OC patients...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156642/is-the-benefit-risk-ratio-for-patients-with-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-treated-by-unrelated-cord-blood-transplantation-favorable
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REVIEW
Tang-Her Jaing
Transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT) is an inherited disorder characterized by absent or defective production of α- or β-hemoglobin chains. If untreated, the disease invariably culminates in death in early infancy due to cardiac failure or overwhelming infection. Although there is clear evidence of good health-related quality of life and return to normal life style, the choice to undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains a challenge because of the potential risk of transplant-related mortality (TRM) in TDT...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156578/pancreatic-cancer-molecular-characterization-clonal-evolution-and-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Elvira Pelosi, Germana Castelli, Ugo Testa
Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death and is the most lethal of common malignancies with a five-year survival rate of <10%. PDAC arises from different types of non-invasive precursor lesions: intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, mucinous cystic neoplasms and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia. The genetic landscape of PDAC is characterized by the presence of four frequently-mutated genes: KRAS, CDKN2A, TP53 and SMAD4. The development of mouse models of PDAC has greatly contributed to the understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms through which driver genes contribute to pancreatic cancer development...
November 18, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156488/association-of-pd-l1-expression-with-treatment-outcomes-in-patients-with-braf-mutation-positive-melanoma-treated-with-vemurafenib-or-cobimetinib-combined-with-vemurafenib
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Matthew J Wongchenko, Antoni Ribas, Brigitte Dréno, Paolo A Ascierto, Grant A McArthur, Jorge D Gallo, Isabelle A Rooney, Jessie Hsu, Hartmut Koeppen, Yibing Yan, James Larkin
The prognostic significance of programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) on treatment outcomes in patients receiving BRAF with or without MEK inhibitors is not well understood. This retrospective exploratory analysis evaluated the association of tumour PD-L1 expression with progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) among 210 patients in the coBRIM trial treated with cobimetinib plus vemurafenib or placebo plus vemurafenib. In the vemurafenib cohort, there was a trend of increased PFS and OS in those with PD-L1(+) melanoma, with hazard ratios (HRs) (PD-L1(+) versus PD-L1(-) ) of 0...
November 20, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156486/-update-in-obstetric-anesthesia-tried-and-trusted-methods-controversies-and-new-perspectives
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Peter Kranke, Thorsten Annecke, Dorothee H Bremerich, Daniel Chappell, Thierry Girard, Wiebke Gogarten, Robert Hanß, Lutz Kaufner, Sophie Neuhaus, Tobias Ninke, Thomas Standl, Stefan Weber, Yvonne Jelting, Thomas Volk
Since 1975, a plethora of lectures within the context of annual meetings relevant for the clinical care has been summarized in "what's new in obstetric anesthesia" by the society for Obstetric anesthesia and Perinatology which can be recommended to everyone interested in anaesthesiology in the delivery room. After the death of Gerard W. Ostheimer, Professor of Anaesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, it became renamed the Gerard W. Ostheimer "what's new in obstetric anesthesia" lecture to honor his contributions to regional anesthesia and obstetric anaesthesia...
November 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156451/impact-of-stressful-life-events-on-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Tsung Yu, Anja Frei, Gerben Ter Riet, Milo A Puhan
BACKGROUND: There is a general notion that stressful life events may cause mental and physical health problems. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe stressful life events reported by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to assess their impact on health outcomes and behaviors. METHODS: Two hundred and sixty-six primary care patients who participated in the ICE COLD ERIC cohort study were asked to document any stressful life events in the past 3 years...
November 1, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156447/pd-1-blockade-in-advanced-nsclc-a-focus-on-pembrolizumab
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REVIEW
Solange Peters, Keith M Kerr, Rolf Stahel
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most prevalent cancers and is responsible for a large proportion of all cancer-related deaths. Current treatment options are inadequate, reflecting a substantial unmet clinical need. Increasing knowledge regarding the mechanisms and genetic aberrations underlying tumor development and growth has heralded a new era of therapy in oncology, moving away from indiscriminate cytotoxic chemotherapy toward more finely focused, targeted medicine. The development of small-molecule drugs and monoclonal antibodies directed toward specific components of dysfunctional molecular or immune pathways, and mutated genes specific to particular cancer types, is leading the field to more personalized and less toxic treatment options, many of which have demonstrated greater efficacy and survival benefits than their chemotherapeutic counterparts...
October 23, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156400/-i-have-it-just-in-case-naloxone-access-and-changes-in-opioid-use-behaviours
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Sarah Cercone Heavey, Yu-Ping Chang, Bonnie M Vest, R Lorraine Collins, William Wieczorek, Gregory G Homish
BACKGROUND: The past decade has seen over a four-fold increase in deaths from opioid overdose in the United States. To address this growing epidemic, many localities initiated policies to expand access to naloxone (a drug that reverses the effects of opioids); however, little is known how naloxone access affects opioid use behaviours. METHODS: The present qualitative study used semi-structured, in-depth interviews with inpatients at a substance use treatment centre...
November 17, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156354/anisotropic-and-nonlinear-biaxial-mechanical-response-of-porcine-small-bowel-mesentery
#17
Keyvan Amini Khoiy, Sophia Abdulhai, Ian C Glenn, Todd A Ponsky, Rouzbeh Amini
Intestinal malrotation places pediatric patients at the risk of midgut volvulus, a complication that can lead to ischemic bowel, short gut syndrome, and even death. Even though the treatments for symptomatic patients of this complication are clear, it is still a challenge to identify asymptomatic patients who are at a higher risk of midgut volvulus and decide on a suitable course of treatment. Development of an accurate computerized model of this intestinal abnormality could help in gaining a better understanding of its integral behavior...
November 11, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156298/european-research-on-electrochemotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-eureca-project-results-from-the-treatment-of-mucosal-cancers
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Christina Caroline Plaschke, Giulia Bertino, James A McCaul, Juan J Grau, Remco de Bree, Gregor Sersa, Antonio Occhini, Ales Groselj, Cristobal Langdon, Derrek A Heuveling, Maja Cemazar, Primoz Strojan, C Rene Leemans, Marco Benazzo, Francesca De Terlizzi, Irene Wessel, Julie Gehl
AIM: Electrochemotherapy is an effective local treatment for cutaneous tumours and metastases. In this prospective trial, six European institutions investigated electrochemotherapy in recurrent, mucosal head and neck tumours. PATIENT AND METHODS: Forty-three patients with recurrent mucosal head and neck tumours and no further curative or reasonably effective palliative treatment options were enrolled and treated with electrochemotherapy. Patients were treated in general anaesthesia using intravenous or local injection of bleomycin followed by delivery of electric pulses to the tumour area...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156204/autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-adult-acute-myeloid-leukemia-an-obsolete-or-resurfacing-concept
#19
REVIEW
Hillard M Lazarus, Najla El Jurdi
Improving long-term outcomes of adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients remains a challenge. Major scientific and clinical advances have led to a better understanding of the disease biology, and the majority of patients achieve a complete remission (CR) after induction therapy. Relapse risk, however, remains considerable and is the leading cause of death in this patient population. Significant efforts to improve outcomes emphasize use of post-remission therapies such as hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), an increasingly utilized modality...
December 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156178/introduction-the-state-of-obesity-in-2017
#20
REVIEW
Robert F Kushner, Scott Kahan
Obesity continues to be a major national and global health challenge and a risk factor for an expanding set of chronic diseases. In 2015, high body mass index contributed to 4.0 million deaths globally, which represented 7.1% of the deaths from any cause. Obesity is now regarded as a disease, and multiple health care societies have begun to tackle obesity as a discrete target for assessment and treatment that is supported by several position statements and guidelines. Nonetheless, a perception and treatment gap continues to exist between health care providers and patients regarding the provision of obesity care...
January 2018: Medical Clinics of North America
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