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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213567/vitamin-d-receptor-as-a-target-for-breast-cancer-therapy
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Alyson Murray, Stephen Madden, Naoise C Synnott, Rut Klinger, Darran O'Connor, Norma O'Donovan, William Gallagher, John Crown, Michael Duffy
Considerable epidemiological evidence suggests that high levels of circulating vitamin D (VD) are associated with a decreased incidence and increased survival from cancer, i.e., VD may possess anti-cancer properties. The aim of this investigation was therefore to investigate the anti-cancer potential of a low calcemic vitamin D analogue, i.e., inecalcitol and compare it with the active form of vitamin D, i.e., calcitriol, in a panel of breast cancer cell lines (n = 15). Using the MTT assay, IC50 concentrations for response to calcitriol varied from 0...
February 17, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213554/hypoxia-selectively-enhances-integrin-receptor-expression-to-promote-metastasis
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Julia A Ju, Ines Godet, I Chae Ye, Jungmin Byun, Hasini Jayatilaka, Sun Joo Lee, Lisha Xiang, Debangshu Samanta, Meng Horng Lee, Pei-Hsun Wu, Denis Wirtz, Gregg L Semenza, Daniele M Gilkes
: Metastasis is the leading cause of breast cancer (BCa)mortality. Previous studies have implicated hypoxia-induced changes in the composition and stiffness of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in the metastatic process. Therefore, the contribution of potential ECM binding receptors in this process was explored. Using a bioinformatics approach the expression of all integrin receptor subunits, in two independent BCa patient data sets, were analyzed to determine if integrin status correlates with a validated hypoxiainducible gene signature...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212793/mir-634-is-a-pol-iii-dependent-intronic-microrna-regulating-alternative-polyadenylated-isoforms-of-its-host-gene-prkca
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Elvezia Maria Paraboschi, Giulia Cardamone, Valeria Rimoldi, Stefano Duga, Giulia Soldà, Rosanna Asselta
BACKGROUND: The protein kinase C alpha (PRKCA) gene, coding for a Th17-cell-selective kinase, shows a complex splicing pattern, with at least 2 stable alternative transcripts characterized by an alternative upstream polyadenylation site. Polymorphisms in this gene were associated with several conditions, including multiple sclerosis, asthma, schizophrenia, and cancer. The presence of a microRNA (miRNA), i.e. miR-634, within intron 15 of the PRKCA gene, suggests the intriguing possibility that this miRNA might play a role in the susceptibility to these pathologies...
February 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212608/transcriptomic-dynamics-of-breast-cancer-progression-in-the-mmtv-pymt-mouse-model
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Ying Cai, Ruben Nogales-Cadenas, Quanwei Zhang, Jhih-Rong Lin, Wen Zhang, Kelly O'Brien, Cristina Montagna, Zhengdong D Zhang
BACKGROUND: Malignant breast cancer with complex molecular mechanisms of progression and metastasis remains a leading cause of death in women. To improve diagnosis and drug development, it is critical to identify panels of genes and molecular pathways involved in tumor progression and malignant transition. Using the PyMT mouse, a genetically engineered mouse model that has been widely used to study human breast cancer, we profiled and analyzed gene expression from four distinct stages of tumor progression (hyperplasia, adenoma/MIN, early carcinoma and late carcinoma) during which malignant transition occurs...
February 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205231/analysis-of-ctdna-to-predict-prognosis-and-monitor-treatment-responses-in-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-patients
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He Cheng, Chen Liu, Jiahao Jiang, Guopei Luo, Yu Lu, Kaizhou Jin, Meng Guo, Zhenzhen Zhang, Jin Xu, Liang Liu, Quanxing Ni, Xianjun Yu
Cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in plasma has been used as a potential noninvasive biomarker for various tumors. The current study was performed to evaluate the clinical implications of ctDNA detection in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Firstly, we attempted to prospectively screen a panel of 60 genes in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from ten metastatic pancreatic cancer patients via exome sequencing. Secondly, droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) was used to identify potential mutations in a cohort of 188 patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199989/presence-of-cancer-associated-mutations-in-exhaled-breath-condensates-of-healthy-individuals-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Omar Youssef, Aija Knuuttila, Päivi Piirilä, Tom Böhling, Virinder Sarhadi, Sakari Knuutila
Exhaled breath condensate (EBC) is a non-invasive source that can be used for studying different genetic alterations occurring in lung tissue. However, the low yield of DNA available from EBC has hampered the more detailed mutation analysis by conventional methods. We applied the more sensitive amplicon-based next generation sequencing (NGS) to identify cancer related mutations in DNA isolated from EBC. In order to apply any method for the purpose of mutation screening in cancer patients, it is important to clarify the incidence of these mutations in healthy individuals...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197626/kdm6a-and-kdm6b-altered-expression-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Sian Cregan, Maeve Breslin, Gerard Roche, Sigrid Wennstedt, Lauren MacDonagh, Cinaria Albadri, Yun Gao, Kenneth J O'Byrne, Sinead Cuffe, Stephen P Finn, Steven G Gray
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare aggressive cancer of the pleura primarily associated with prior exposure to asbestos. The current standard of care for patients suffering from MPM is a combination of cisplatin and pemetrexed (or alternatively cisplatin and raltitrexed). Most patients, however, die within 24 months of diagnosis. New therapies are therefore urgently required for this disease. Inflammation is thought to be a key element in the pathogenesis of MPM, and recently Kdm6 family members (Kdm6a and Kdm6b) have been identified as playing important roles in inflammatory processes...
March 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196074/clinical-applicability-and-cost-of-a-46-gene-panel-for-genomic-analysis-of-solid-tumours-retrospective-validation-and-prospective-audit-in-the-uk-national-health-service
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Angela Hamblin, Sarah Wordsworth, Jilles M Fermont, Suzanne Page, Kulvinder Kaur, Carme Camps, Pamela Kaisaki, Avinash Gupta, Denis Talbot, Mark Middleton, Shirley Henderson, Anthony Cutts, Dimitrios V Vavoulis, Nick Housby, Ian Tomlinson, Jenny C Taylor, Anna Schuh
BACKGROUND: Single gene tests to predict whether cancers respond to specific targeted therapies are performed increasingly often. Advances in sequencing technology, collectively referred to as next generation sequencing (NGS), mean the entire cancer genome or parts of it can now be sequenced at speed with increased depth and sensitivity. However, translation of NGS into routine cancer care has been slow. Healthcare stakeholders are unclear about the clinical utility of NGS and are concerned it could be an expensive addition to cancer diagnostics, rather than an affordable alternative to single gene testing...
February 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195393/use-of-multigene-panel-identifies-pathogenic-variants-in-several-crc-predisposing-genes-in-patients-previously-tested-for-lynch-syndrome
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Maren F Hansen, Jostein Johansen, Anna E Sylvander, Inga Bjørnevoll, Bente A Talseth-Palmer, Liss Anne S Lavik, Alexandre Xavier, Lars F Engebretsen, Rodney J Scott, Finn Drabløs, Wenche Sjursen
Many families with a high burden of colorectal cancer fulfil the clinical criteria for Lynch Syndrome. However, in about half of these families, no germline mutation in the mismatch repair genes known to be associated with this disease can be identified. The aim of this study was to find the genetic cause for the increased colorectal cancer risk in these unsolved cases. Therefore, we designed a gene panel targeting 112 previously known or candidate colorectal cancer susceptibility genes to screen 274 patient samples for mutations...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194465/unravelling-the-role-of-protein-kinase-ck2-in-metal-toxicity-using-gene-deletion-mutants
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Adam J Johnson, Mohammad S Zaman, Filip Veljanoski, Alex A Phrakaysone, Suhua Li, Patrick J O'Doherty, Gayani Petersingham, Gabriel G Perrone, Mark P Molloy, Ming J Wu
Metal ions, biologically essential or toxic, are present in the surrounding environment of living organisms. Understanding their uptake, homeostasis or detoxification is critical in cell biology and human health. In this study, we investigated the role of protein kinase CK2 in metal toxicity using gene deletion strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae against a panel of six metal ions. The deletion of CKA2, the yeast orthologue of mammalian CK2α', leads to a pronounced resistant phenotype against Zn(2+) and Al(3+), whilst the deletion of CKB1 or CKB2 results in tolerance to Cr(6+) and As(3+)...
February 14, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194229/circulating-and-tissue-biomarkers-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Caterina Fumagalli, Fabrizio Bianchi, Paola Rafaniello Raviele, Davide Vacirca, Giovanni Bertalot, Cristiano Rampinelli, Matteo Lazzeroni, Bernardo Bonanni, Giulia Veronesi, Nicola Fusco, Massimo Barberis, Elena Guerini-Rocco
OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterise circulating and tissue tumour biomarkers of patients who developed early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) during long-term follow-up of a chemoprevention trial (NCT00321893). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood and sputum samples were collected from 202 high-risk asymptomatic individuals with CT-detected stable lung nodules. Real-time PCR was performed on plasma to quantify free circulating DNA. Baseline serum was investigated with a previously validated test based on 13 circulating miRNAs (miR-Test)...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193625/deep-sequencing-of-urinary-rnas-for-bladder-cancer-molecular-diagnostics
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Mandy L Y Sin, Kathleen E Mach, Rahul Sinha, Fan Wu, Dharati Trivedi, Emanuela Altobelli, Kristin C Jensen, Debashis Sahoo, Ying Lu, Joseph C Liao
PURPOSE: The majority of bladder cancer patients present with localized disease and are managed by transurethral resection. However, the high rate of recurrence necessitates lifetime cystoscopic surveillance. Developing a sensitive and specific urine-based test would significantly improve bladder cancer screening, detection, and surveillance. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: RNA-seq was used for biomarker discovery to directly assess the gene expression profile of exfoliated urothelial cells in urine derived from bladder cancer patients (n=13) and controls (n=10)...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193529/heterogeneity-in-immune-marker-expression-after-acquisition-of-resistance-to-egfr-kinase-inhibitors-analysis-of-a-case-with-small-cell-lung-cancer-transformation
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Kenichi Suda, Isao Murakami, Hui Yu, Jihye Kim, Kim Ellison, Christopher J Rivard, Tetsuya Mitsudomi, Fred R Hirsch
INTRODUCTION: Expression of immune-markers is of scientific interest due to their potential roles as predictive biomarkers for immunotherapy. Although the microenvironment of metastatic tumors and/or therapy-inducible histological transformation may affect the expression of these immune-markers, there is little data regarding this context. METHODS: A 76-year-old never-smoking female with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutated lung adenocarcinoma (AC) acquired resistance to gefitinib...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192086/variant-call-concordance-between-two-laboratory-developed-solid-tumor-targeted-genomic-profiling-assays-using-distinct-workflows-and-sequencing-instruments
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Ken J Hampel, Francine B de Abreu, Nikoletta Sidiropoulos, Jason D Peterson, Gregory J Tsongalis
Targeted genomic profiling (TGP) using massively parallel DNA sequencing is becoming the standard methodology in clinical laboratories for detecting somatic variants in solid tumors. The variety of methodologies and sequencing platforms in the marketplace for TGP has resulted in a variety of clinical TGP laboratory developed tests (LDT). The variability of LDTs is a challenge for test-to-test and laboratory-to-laboratory reliability. At the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC), we validated a TGP assay for solid tumors which utilizes DNA hybridization capture and complete exon and selected intron sequencing of 29 clinically actionable genes...
February 10, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188963/high-risk-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-patients-for-hereditary-ovarian-cancer
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Seksit Chirasophon, Tarinee Manchana, Chinachote Teerapakpinyo
AIM: Risk assessment to identify patients at risk for hereditary ovarian cancer is important. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the frequency of high-risk epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients and the frequency of germline mutation in these patients. METHODS: A total of 335 patients with histologically confirmed non-mucinous EOC were included. High-risk patients were defined as patients who had: (i) significant family history of breast/ovarian/colorectal/endometrial cancers; (ii) synchronous breast/endometrial/colorectal cancer; or (iii) high-grade serous carcinoma...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188414/a-potential-panel-of-four-long-noncoding-rna-signature-in-prostate-cancer-predicts-biochemical-recurrence-free-survival-and-disease-free-survival
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Tian-Bao Huang, Chuan-Peng Dong, Guang-Chen Zhou, Sheng-Ming Lu, Yang Luan, Xiao Gu, Lei Liu, Xue-Fei Ding
PURPOSES: Growing evidences showed that lncRNAs abnormally expressed in cancer tissues and played irreplaceable roles in tumorigenesis, progression and metastasis. In present study, we aimed to identify lncRNA expression signature that can predict biochemical recurrence-free (BCR-free) survival of prostate cancer (PCa) patients. METHODS: A total of 291 patients with pathologic confirmed PCa in The Cancer Genome Atlas dataset were recruited and included. With the specific risk score formula, patients were further classified into high-risk group and low-risk group...
February 10, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188191/payer-coverage-for-hereditary-cancer-panels-barriers-opportunities-and-implications-for-the-precision-medicine-initiative
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Julia R Trosman, Christine B Weldon, Michael P Douglas, Allison W Kurian, R Kate Kelley, Patricia A Deverka, Kathryn A Phillips
Background: Hereditary cancer panels (HCPs), testing for multiple genes and syndromes, are rapidly transforming cancer risk assessment but are controversial and lack formal insurance coverage. We aimed to identify payers' perspectives on barriers to HCP coverage and opportunities to address them. Comprehensive cancer risk assessment is highly relevant to the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), and payers' considerations could inform PMI's efforts. We describe our findings and discuss them in the context of PMI priorities...
February 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188106/analytical-validation-of-the-next-generation-sequencing-assay-for-a-nationwide-signal-finding-clinical-trial-molecular-analysis-for-therapy-choice-clinical-trial
#18
Chih-Jian Lih, Robin D Harrington, David J Sims, Kneshay N Harper, Courtney H Bouk, Vivekananda Datta, Jonathan Yau, Rajesh R Singh, Mark J Routbort, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Keyur P Patel, Geeta S Mantha, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Karyn Ronski, Zenta Walther, Karin E Finberg, Sandra Canosa, Hayley Robinson, Amelia Raymond, Long P Le, Lisa M McShane, Eric C Polley, Barbara A Conley, James H Doroshow, A John Iafrate, Jeffrey L Sklar, Stanley R Hamilton, P Mickey Williams
The National Cancer Institute-Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH) trial is a national signal-finding precision medicine study that relies on genomic assays to screen and enroll patients with relapsed or refractory cancer after standard treatments. We report the analytical validation processes for the next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay that was tailored for regulatory compliant use in the trial. The Oncomine Cancer Panel assay and the Personal Genome Machine were used in four networked laboratories accredited for the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187432/comprehensive-investigation-of-a-novel-differentially-expressed-lncrna-expression-profile-signature-to-assess-the-survival-of-patients-with-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
#19
Jiang-Hui Zeng, Liang Liang, Rong-Quan He, Rui-Xue Tang, Xiao-Yong Cai, Jun-Qiang Chen, Dian-Zhong Luo, Gang Chen
Growing evidence has shown that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) can serve as prospective markers for survival in patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma. However, most studies have explored a limited number of lncRNAs in a small number of cases. The objective of this study is to identify a panel of lncRNA signature that could evaluate the prognosis in colorectal adenocarcinoma based on the data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Altogether, 371 colon adenocarcinoma (COAD) patients with complete clinical data were included in our study as the test cohort...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186991/c-terminal-truncated-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-regulates-tumorigenicity-self-renewal-and-drug-resistance-via-stat3-nanog-signaling-pathway
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Rachel Hiu Ha Ching, Karen Man Fong Sze, Eunice Yuen Ting Lau, Yung-Tuen Chiu, Joyce Man Fong Lee, Irene Oi Lin Ng, Terence Kin Wah Lee
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major risk factor of chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Random integration of HBV DNA into the host genome is frequent in HCC leading to truncation of the HBV DNA, particularly at the C-terminal end of the HBV X protein (HBx). C-terminally truncated HBx (HBx-ΔC) has been implicated in playing a pro-oncogenic role in hepatocarcinogenesis. However, the mechanism whereby HBx-ΔC1 contributes to hepatocarcinogenesis remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the functional role of HBx-ΔC1 in regulating liver cancer stem cell (CSC) properties...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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