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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819707/metastatic-melanoma-prognostic-factors-and-survival-in-patients-with-brain-metastases
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E Frinton, D Tong, J Tan, G Read, V Kumar, S Kennedy, C Lim, R E Board
Brain metastases from malignant melanoma carry a poor prognosis. Novel systemic agents have improved overall survival (OS), but the value of whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) remains uncertain. The melanoma-specific graded prognostic assessment (msGPA) provides useful prognostic information, but the relevance to the modern-day population has not been validated. Since 2011, 53 patients received treatment for brain metastases from malignant melanoma at the Rosemere Cancer Centre medical oncology clinic...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817605/all-trans-retinoic-acid-suppresses-malignant-characteristics-of-cd133-positive-thyroid-cancer-stem-cells-and-induces-apoptosis
#2
Dan Mei, Bin Lv, Bo Chen, Shan Xiao, Jie Jiang, Yan Xie, Ling Jiang
Recently, diagnoses of radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RAI-R DTC) have become more common; prognosis is poor. It has been suggested that cancer stem cells account for radiotherapy resistance. By flow cytometry, different expression percents of CD133 and OCT4 in thyroid cancer cell lines were detected. By real-time quantitative PCR, different mRNA expression of CD133, OCT4, GLUT1, thyroglobulin (TG), thyroperoxidase (TPO) and sodium iodine symporter (NIS) was analyzed; the localization of CD133, OCT4, and NIS expression was examined using immunofluorescence confocal microscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816282/-long-term-follow-up-experience-of-comprehensive-treatment-of-testicular-mixed-germ-cell-tumors
#3
J F Ye, B Wang, L L Ma, L Zhao, G L Wang, K Hong
OBJECTIVE: Testicular mixed germ cell tumor is mixed with embryonal carcinoma, choriocarcinoma, yolk sac tumor, teratoma, seminoma and other two or more components of the testicular tumor, the clinical is relatively rare and high degree of malignancy, this article will summarize its clinical features and optimize its treatment. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the clinical data of 22 patients with testicular tumor mixed germ cell in Peking University Third Hospital from May 1994 to November 2016 was conducted using a combination of statistical analysis and discussion of the relevant literature...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813488/role-of-post-chemotherapy-radiation-in-the-management-of-children-and-adolescents-with-primary-advanced-malignant-mediastinal-germ-cell-tumors
#4
Junting Huang, Yuting Tan, Zijun Zhen, Suying Lu, Feifei Sun, Jia Zhu, Juan Wang, Ru Liao, Xiaofei Sun
OBJECTIVE: Primary malignant mediastinal germ cell tumors (MMGCTs) are rare in children and adolescents and have a poorer prognosis than their gonadal counterparts. We report a single institutional experience of a 10-year period of primary advanced MMGCTs treated with chemotherapy, followed by radiotherapy in those who had residual mass. METHODS: Children and adolescents with primary advanced MMGCTs between 2005 and 2014 were identified from the Cancer Center, Sun Yat-Sen University...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810525/in-vitro-anticancer-activities-of-osthole-against-renal-cell-carcinoma-cells
#5
Lei Liu, Jun Mao, Qifei Wang, Zhiwei Zhang, Guangzhen Wu, Qizhen Tang, Bin Zhao, Lianhong Li, Quanlin Li
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common urinary malignancy that is resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Osthole, a monomer compound extracted from a traditional Chinese herb, has potent anti-tumor effects on various types of cancer cells. However, the therapeutic effects of osthole on RCC remain unclear. In our study, osthole could suppress the proliferation and colony formation of two RCC cell lines, ACHN and 786-O cells, in a dose-dependent manner. Treatment with osthole resulted in a significant, dose-dependent increase in the expression of pro-apoptotic proteins (cleaved caspase-3 and Bax) and decreased expression of anti-apoptotic proteins (Bcl-2 and survivin), which were consistent with evidence of apoptotic nuclear morphology revealed by DAPI staining...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809463/dose-escalated-radiation-therapy-is-associated-with-better-overall-survival-in-patients-with-bone-metastases-from-solid-tumors-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Yung-Chih Chou, Chien-Yu Lin, Ping-Ching Pai, Chen-Kan Tseng, Cheng-En Hsieh, Kai-Ping Chang, Cheng-Lung Hsu, Chun-Ta Liao, Chun-Chieh Wang, Shy-Chyi Chin, Tzu-Chen Yen, Tsung-Ying Ho, Ji-Hong Hong, Kin-Fong Lei, Joseph Tung-Chieh Chang, Ngan-Ming Tsang
We aimed to compare the overall survival (OS) of patients with bone metastases (BM) from solid tumors after standard-dose radiotherapy ([RT]; 30 Gy administered in 10 fractions; EQD2Gy  = 32.5 Gy) and dose-escalated RT (EQD2Gy  > 32.5 Gy). We retrospectively reviewed the clinical charts of 1795 patients (median age, 62.3 years; age range, 18-96 years) with BM from solid tumors who were referred for RT to our institute between 2000 and 2013. These patients were assigned to the standard-dose (n = 1125; 63%) and dose-escalated (n = 670; 37%) RT groups...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806981/understanding-the-potentiality-of-accelerator-based-boron-neutron-capture-therapy-for-osteosarcoma-dosimetry-assessment-based-on-the-reported-clinical-experience
#7
Silva Bortolussi, Ian Postuma, Nicoletta Protti, Lucas Provenzano, Cinzia Ferrari, Laura Cansolino, Paolo Dionigi, Olimpio Galasso, Giorgio Gasparini, Saverio Altieri, Shin-Ichi Miyatake, Sara J González
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma is the most frequent primary malignant bone tumour, and its incidence is higher in children and adolescents, for whom it represents more than 10% of solid cancers. Despite the introduction of adjuvant and neo-adjuvant chemotherapy that markedly increased the success rate in the treatment, aggressive surgery is still needed and a considerable percentage of patients do not survive due to recurrences or early metastases. Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT), an experimental radiotherapy, was investigated as a treatment that could allow a less aggressive surgery by killing infiltrated tumour cells in the surrounding healthy tissues...
August 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803701/contemporary-practice-patterns-and-survival-outcomes-for-locally-advanced-urethral-malignancies-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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David B Cahn, Elizabeth Handorf, Benjamin T Ristau, Daniel M Geynisman, Jay Simhan, Alexander Kutikov, Richard E Greenberg, Rosalia Viterbo, David Y T Chen, Robert G Uzzo, Marc C Smaldone
PURPOSE: Primary urethral carcinoma (PUC) has an aggressive natural history; however, controversy exists regarding the role of multimodal therapy for its treatment. Our objective was to examine practice patterns and survival outcomes for locally advanced urethral cancers. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for patients with T2-4 or N1-2M0 PUC with urothelial, squamous, or adenocarcinoma histology from 2004 to 2013. Temporal trends for receipt of local or definitive surgery, radiotherapy (XRT), and systemic therapy were assessed...
August 10, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803259/opportunities-and-challenges-in-the-immunological-therapy-of-pediatric-malignancy-a-concise-snapshot
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REVIEW
Francesco Ceppi, Maja Beck-Popovic, Jean-Pierre Bourquin, Raffaele Renella
Over the last 50 years, collaborative clinical trials have reduced the number of children dying from pediatric cancer significantly. Unfortunately, certain tumor types have remained resistant to conventional surgical, radiotherapy and chemotherapy combinations, and relapsing and/or refractory disease remains associated with dismal outcomes. Recently, renewed attention has been given to the role for immunotherapies in pediatric oncology. In fact, these combine several attractive features, including (but possibly not limited to) the specificity for cancer cells, potentially in vivo persistence and longevity, and potency against refractory disease...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802390/pediatric-head-and-neck-bone-sarcomas-an-analysis-of-204-cases
#10
Jacob S Brady, Sei Y Chung, Emily Marchiano, Jean Anderson Eloy, Soly Baredes, Richard Chan Woo Park
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the demographics, survival, and treatment efficacy of pediatric sarcomas of the facial skeleton and skull. METHODS: Retrospective study of cases from the US National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Pediatric patients between the ages of 0 and 18 diagnosed with a malignant sarcoma of either the mandible or the bones of skull, face, and associated joints from 1973 to 2013 were studied. RESULTS: In total, 204 patients were included in the analysis...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800864/prospective-study-of-sexual-dysfunction-after-proctectomy-for-rectal-cancer
#11
Wafi Attaallah, Suleyman Caglar Ertekin, Cumhur Yegen
BACKGROUND: Although rectal cancer is a common malignancy and has an improved cure rate in response to oncological treatment, research on rectal-cancer survivors' sexual function remains limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective study is to assess sexual dysfunction after rectal cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing curative rectal cancer surgery were included in the study. Sexual function before and 6 months after the operation was measured using the validated questionnaires...
August 8, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799015/risk-factors-of-pain-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Laurence Leysen, David Beckwée, Jo Nijs, Roselien Pas, Thomas Bilterys, Sofie Vermeir, Nele Adriaenssens
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer remains the number 1 lethal malignancy in women. With rising incidence and decreased mortality, the number of breast cancer survivors has increased. Consequently, sequelae, such as pain, are becoming more important. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for the development of pain in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: PubMed and Web of Science were systematically screened for studies encompassing risk factors for the development of pain in breast cancer survivors...
August 10, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798308/prognostic-value-of-programmed-cell-death-protein-1-expression-on-cd8-t-lymphocytes-in-pancreatic-cancer
#13
Tao Shen, Liangjing Zhou, Hua Shen, Chengfei Shi, Shengnan Jia, Guo Ping Ding, Liping Cao
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive malignancies and has a highly immunosuppressive tumour microenvironment. Immune checkpoint blockade has led to remarkable and durable objective responses in a number of malignancies and antibody-based strategies targeting programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) are showing promise where traditional modalities of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy have failed. In this study, we examined the clinical value of PD-1 protein expression by CD8+ peripheral T lymphocytes or tumour-infiltrating T lymphocytes (TILs) in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797999/long-term-results-of-post-operative-pelvic-image-guided-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-in-gynecological-malignancies
#14
Rashi Agrawal, Sowmiya Prithiviraj, Dinesh Singh, Vaishali Zamre, Sandeep Agrawal, Arun Kumar Goel, Kanika Gupta, Bala Subramanian
OBJECTIVE: To assess late clinical outcomes with image guided intensity modulated radiotherapy (IG- IMRT) in gynecological malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We have been practicing IG IMRT for gynecological malignancies since January 2009. Here we are presenting our experience with this modern technique at median follow up of 38 months. During whole treatment bladder filling protocol was followed. Both target volumes and critical structures were contoured according to RTOG guidelines...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794481/a-pooled-mutational-analysis-identifies-ionizing-radiation-associated-mutational-signatures-conserved-between-mouse-and-human-malignancies
#15
Philip R Davidson, Amy L Sherborne, Barry Taylor, Alice O Nakamura, Jean L Nakamura
Single nucleotide variants (SNVs) identified in cancer genomes can be de-convolved using non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) into discrete trinucleotide-based mutational signatures indicative of specific cancer-causing processes. The stability of NMF-generated mutational signatures depends upon the numbers of variants available for analysis. In this work, we sought to assess whether data from well-controlled mouse models can compensate for scarce human data for some cancer types. High quality sequencing data from radiotherapy-induced cancers is particularly scarce and the mutational processes defining ionizing radiation (IR)-induced mutagenesis in vivo are poorly defined...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775205/therapy-related-hematological-malignancies-after-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-177-lu-dota-octreotate-incidence-course-predicting-factors-in-patients-with-gep-nets
#16
Hendrik Bergsma, Kirsten van Lom, Mark Konijnenberg, Boen Kam, Jaap Teunissen, Wouter de Herder, Eric Krenning, Dik Kwekkeboom
Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) may induce long-term toxicity to the bone marrow (BM). The aim of this study was to analyze persistent dysfunction of the hematopoietic system after PRRT with (177)Lu-DOTATATE in patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). Methods: The incidence and course of persistent hematological dysfunction (PHD) was analyzed in 274 (=GEP-NET) out of 367 patients with somatostatin receptor-positive tumors. PHD was defined as diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN), Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) or otherwise unexplained cytopenia (for more than 6 months)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775084/small-cell-lung-cancer-presenting-as-unilateral-rhinorrhoea
#17
Adam Haymes, Sridhayan Mahalingam, Natasha Choudhury
The metastatic spread of infraclavicular malignancies to the nasal cavity is rare. We describe the case of a 58-year-old man who presented with a 4-month history of right-sided rhinorrhoea, maxillary hypoesthesia, hyposmia and hypogeusia. Clinical examination revealed an irregular mass within the right nasal cavity. Immunohistochemical analyses of biopsies were consistent with small cell carcinoma of indeterminate origin. A positron emission tomography scan demonstrated extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy with collapse-consolidation of the right lung's middle lobe and no other sites of metastasis...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774337/pd-1-pd-l-blockade-in-gastrointestinal-cancers-lessons-learned-and-the-road-toward-precision-immunotherapy
#18
REVIEW
Junyu Long, Jianzhen Lin, Anqiang Wang, Liangcai Wu, Yongchang Zheng, Xiaobo Yang, Xueshuai Wan, Haifeng Xu, Shuguang Chen, Haitao Zhao
Gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies are the most prevalent tumors worldwide, with increasing incidence and mortality. Although surgical resection, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and molecular targeted therapy have led to significant advances in the treatment of GI cancer patients, overall survival is still low. Therefore, alternative strategies must be identified to improve patient outcomes. In the tumor microenvironment, tumor cells can escape the host immune response through the interaction of PD-1 and PD-L, which inhibits the function of T cells and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes while increasing the function of immunosuppressive T regulatory cells...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762462/radiation-induced-neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#19
REVIEW
Francesca De Felice, Pierre Blanchard
It might seem odd that a special issue about Gianni Bonadonna would publish a review on radiation-induced neurocognitive dysfunction. Dr. Gianni Bonadonna is considered a pioneer in medical oncology history, mainly due to new and revolutionary treatment approaches proposed in breast cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma. He had an active role in the field of medical oncology, especially through lectures and textbooks. He shared his considerable insight of understanding cancer behavior and evaluating research advances over the years to prevent tumor recurrence and preserve patients from unnecessary toxicity...
July 31, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760776/tie2-associates-with-caveolae-and-regulates-caveolin-1-to-promote-their-nuclear-translocation
#20
Mohammad B Hossain, Rehnuma Shifat, Jingyi Li, Xuemei Luo, Kenneth R Hess, Yisel Rivera-Molina, Francisco P Martinez, Hong Jiang, Frederick F Lang, Mien-Chie Hung, Juan Fueyo, Candelaria Gomez-Manzano
DNA repair pathways are aberrant in cancer, enabling tumor cells to survive standard therapies-chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Our group previously reported that, upon irradiation, the membrane-bound tyrosine kinase receptor TIE2 translocates into the nucleus and phosphorylates histone H4 at Tyr51, recruiting ABL1 to the DNA repair complexes that participate in the non-homologous end-joining pathway. However, no specific molecular mechanisms of TIE2 endocytosis have been reported. Here, we show that irradiation or ligand-induced TIE2 trafficking is dependent on caveolin-1, the main component of caveolae...
July 31, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
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