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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065411/ki67-assessment-in-breast-cancer-an-update
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Frederique Penault-Llorca, Nina Radosevic-Robin
Although immunohistochemical detection of the Ki67 antigen has been used for many years to assess cancer proliferation, this marker is still not recommended for routine use in clinical management of breast cancer. The major reason for this situation is a lack of a standardised procedure for Ki67 assessment as well as persistence of several issues of debate with regards to the Ki67 assay interpretation and the marker's clinical utility. Nowadays Ki67 assessment is principally used for estimation of prognosis and guiding the decision on adjuvant treatment choice, as well as for prediction of response to neoadjuvant treatment in ER+/HER2- breast cancer...
January 5, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032353/allergooncology-the-impact-of-allergy-in-oncology-eaaci-position-paper
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E Jensen-Jarolim, H J Bax, R Bianchini, M Capron, C Corrigan, M Castells, D Dombrowicz, T R Daniels-Wells, J Fazekas, E Fiebiger, S Gatault, H J Gould, J Janda, D H Josephs, P Karagiannis, F Levi-Schaffer, A Meshcheryakova, D Mechtcheriakova, Y Mekori, F Mungenast, E A Nigro, M L Penichet, F Redegeld, L Saul, J Singer, J F Spicer, A G Siccardi, E Spillner, M C Turner, E Untersmayr, L Vangelista, S N Karagiannis
Th2 immunity and allergic immune surveillance play critical roles in host responses to pathogens, parasites and allergens. Numerous studies have reported significant links between Th2 responses and cancer, including insights into the functions of IgE antibodies and associated effector cells in both anti-tumour immune surveillance and therapy. The interdisciplinary field of AllergoOncology was given Task Force status by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 2014. Affiliated expert groups focus on the interface between allergic responses and cancer, applied to immune surveillance, immunomodulation and the functions of IgE-mediated immune responses against cancer, to derive novel insights into more effective treatments...
December 29, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013563/pax-5-positivity-in-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-negative-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma
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Indu Arun, Paromita Roy, Neeraj Arora, Saurabh Jayant Bhave, Reena Nair, Mammen Chandy
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a subtype of T-cell lymphomas that may mimic several other malignancies morphologically. With the help of immunohistochemistry, most cases of ALCL can be diagnosed on the basis of expression of T-cell lineage associated antigens. However, aberrations in the expression of immunohistochemical markers pose diagnostic challenges. The morphological and immunophenotypic features of ALCL show considerable overlap with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL), which is a B-cell lymphoma...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011041/establishment-of-a-patient-derived-xenograft-of-canine-enteropathy-associated-t-cell-lymphoma-large-cell-type
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K S Im, J H Kim, A J Graef, I Cornax, D M Seelig, M G O'Sullivan, R C Kovi, J F Modiano
The pathogenesis of canine T-cell lymphoma remains incompletely understood, partly because there are no well-established in-vivo models to study these malignancies. For this study, we generated a patient-derived tumour xenograft (PDTX) from a 10-year-old neutered male golden retriever dog with enteropathy-associated intestinal T-cell lymphoma, large cell type. One of two female, 15-week-old beige/nude/XID mice developed a visible tumour 7 weeks after sections of tumour material from the spleen were surgically implanted...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009609/atypical-intraductal-cribriform-proliferations-of-the-prostate-exhibit-similar-molecular-and-clinicopathologic-characteristics-as-intraductal-carcinoma-of-the-prostate
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Richard A Hickman, Hui Yu, Jianhong Li, Max Kong, Rajal B Shah, Ming Zhou, Jonathan Melamed, Fang-Ming Deng
Atypical intraductal cribriform proliferations of the prostate (AIP) are loose cribriform proliferations of luminal cells that exhibit greater architectural complexity and/or nuclear atypia than high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN), but lack the diagnostic criteria for intraductal carcinoma (IDC). The significance of AIP has not been formally established. We compared the clinical, morphologic, and immunohistochemical characteristics of AIP with classic IDC in 310 radical prostatectomy specimens that were received over an 18-month period...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008921/reprogramming-the-immunological-microenvironment-through-radiation-and-targeting-axl
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Todd A Aguilera, Marjan Rafat, Laura Castellini, Hussein Shehade, Mihalis S Kariolis, Angela Bik-Yu Hui, Henning Stehr, Rie von Eyben, Dadi Jiang, Lesley G Ellies, Albert C Koong, Maximilian Diehn, Erinn B Rankin, Edward E Graves, Amato J Giaccia
Increasing evidence suggests that ionizing radiation therapy (RT) in combination with checkpoint immunotherapy is highly effective in treating a subset of cancers. To better understand the limited responses to this combination we analysed the genetic, microenvironmental, and immune factors in tumours derived from a transgenic breast cancer model. We identified two tumours with similar growth characteristics but different RT responses primarily due to an antitumour immune response. The combination of RT and checkpoint immunotherapy resulted in cures in the responsive but not the unresponsive tumours...
December 23, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008905/the-tumour-microenvironment-harbours-ontogenically-distinct-dendritic-cell-populations-with-opposing-effects-on-tumour-immunity
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Damya Laoui, Jiri Keirsse, Yannick Morias, Eva Van Overmeire, Xenia Geeraerts, Yvon Elkrim, Mate Kiss, Evangelia Bolli, Qods Lahmar, Dorine Sichien, Jens Serneels, Charlotte L Scott, Louis Boon, Patrick De Baetselier, Massimiliano Mazzone, Martin Guilliams, Jo A Van Ginderachter
Various steady state and inflamed tissues have been shown to contain a heterogeneous DC population consisting of developmentally distinct subsets, including cDC1s, cDC2s and monocyte-derived DCs, displaying differential functional specializations. The identification of functionally distinct tumour-associated DC (TADC) subpopulations could prove essential for the understanding of basic TADC biology and for envisaging targeted immunotherapies. We demonstrate that multiple mouse tumours as well as human tumours harbour ontogenically discrete TADC subsets...
December 23, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999358/review-of-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
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REVIEW
Victoria Harris, Christopher Jackson, Alan Cooper
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare but life threatening mucocutaneous reaction to drugs or their metabolites. It is characterised by widespread keratinocyte apoptosis and sloughing of the skin, erosions of the mucous membranes, painful blistering, and severe systemic disturbance. The pathophysiology of TEN is incompletely understood. Historically, it has been regarded as a drug-induced immune reaction initiated by cytotoxic lymphocytes via a human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-restricted pathway. Several mediators have been identified as contributors to the cell death seen in TEN, including; granulysin, soluble Fas ligand, perforin/granzyme, tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand...
December 18, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979599/estimation-of-tumour-regression-and-growth-rates-during-treatment-in-patients-with-advanced-prostate-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis
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Julia Wilkerson, Kald Abdallah, Charles Hugh-Jones, Greg Curt, Mace Rothenberg, Ronit Simantov, Martin Murphy, Joseph Morrell, Joel Beetsch, Daniel J Sargent, Howard I Scher, Peter Lebowitz, Richard Simon, Wilfred D Stein, Susan E Bates, Tito Fojo
BACKGROUND: We applied mathematical models to clinical trial data available at Project Data Sphere LLC (Cary, NC, USA), a non-profit universal access data-sharing warehouse. Our aim was to assess the rates of cancer growth and regression using the comparator groups of eight randomised clinical trials that enrolled patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, we used data from eight randomised clinical trials with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer to estimate the growth (g) and regression (d) rates of disease burden over time...
January 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978533/history-of-chronic-inflammatory-disorders-increases-the-risk-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma-but-does-not-correlate-with-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-infection
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Helka Sahi, Harri Sihto, Miia Artama, Virve Koljonen, Tom Böhling, Eero Pukkala
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the connection between chronic inflammatory disorders (CIDs) and Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). METHODS: Merkel cell carcinoma cases diagnosed in 1978-2009 were extracted from the Finnish Cancer Registry and controls from the Population Registry. Information on reimbursed CIDs was linked to clinicopathological data including Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) status by qPCR and immunohistochemistry for the large T antigen of MCV (LTA), Ki-67 and tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes...
December 15, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957827/sanguinarine-inhibits-growth-and-invasion-of-gastric-cancer-cells-via-regulation-of-the-dusp4-erk-pathway
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Rui Zhang, Ge Wang, Peng-Fei Zhang, Jing Zhang, Yan-Xia Huang, Yun-Min Lu, Wei Da, Qun Sun, Jin-Shui Zhu
Sanguinarine, a bioactive benzophenanthridine alkaloid extracted from plants of the Papaveraceae family, has shown antitumour effects in multiple cancer cells. But the therapeutic effects and regulatory mechanisms of sanguinatine in gastric cancer (GC) remain elusive. This study was aimed to investigate the correlation of dual-specificity phosphatase 4 (DUSP4) expression with clinicopathologic features and overall survival in patients with GC and explore the effects of sanguinarine on tumour growth and invasion in GC cells (SGC-7901 and HGC-27) and underlying molecular mechanisms...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922697/regulation-of-pd-l1-expression-in-a-high-grade-invasive-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-microenvironment
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Mariko Hirai, Hiroko Kitahara, Yutaka Kobayashi, Koroku Kato, George Bou-Gharios, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Shuichi Kawashiri
Blockade of the programmed-death 1 receptor (PD-1)/programmed-death ligand (PD-L1) pathway efficiently reduces tumour growth and improves survival. Durable tumour regression with blockade of the PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint has been demonstrated in recent clinical studies. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is highly immunosuppressive, and PD-L1 expression has been proposed as a potential mechanism responsible for this phenotype. Despite the fact that anti-PD-1 treatment can produce durable responses, such therapy appears to benefit only a subset of patients...
January 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905107/co-operative-suppression-of-inflammatory-responses-in-human-dendritic-cells-by-plant-proanthocyanidins-and-products-from-the-parasitic-nematode-trichuris-suis
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Andrew R Williams, Elsenoor J Klaver, Lisa C Laan, Aina Ramsay, Christos Fryganas, Rolf Difborg, Helene Kringel, Jess D Reed, Irene Mueller-Harvey, Søren Skov, Irma van Die, Stig M Thamsborg
Interactions between dendritic cells (DCs) and environmental, dietary and pathogen antigens play a key role in immune homeostasis and regulation of inflammation. Dietary polyphenols such as proanthocyanidins (PAC) may reduce inflammation, and we therefore hypothesized that PAC may suppress lipopolysaccharide (LPS) -induced responses in human DCs and subsequent T helper type 1 (Th1) -type responses in naive T cells. Moreover, we proposed that, because DCs are likely to be exposed to multiple stimuli, the activity of PAC may synergise with other bioactive molecules that have anti-inflammatory activity, e...
November 7, 2016: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875523/a-protein-fragment-derived-from-dna-topoisomerase-i-as-a-novel-tumour-associated-antigen-for-the-detection-of-early-stage-carcinoma
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Shang-Mian Yie, Shang-Rong Ye, Xiao-Li Ma, Ke Xie, Jian-Bo Zhang, Mei Cao, Xu He, Zhen-Bo Hu, Cheng-Lu Yang, Jia Zhang, Jie Zeng
BACKGROUND: The production of autoantibodies against tumour-associated antigens (TAAs) is believed to reflect greater immunologic reactivity in cancer patients and enhanced immune surveillance for cancer cells. Over the past few decades, a number of different TAAs and their corresponding autoantibodies have been investigated. However, positive frequency of autoantibody detection in cancer patients has been relatively low. Here we describe a novel TAA that was a fragment derived from human DNA-topoiomerase I and an autoantibody against the novel TAA with relatively high positive frequency in the sera of early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), gastric cancer (GC), colorectal cancer (CRC) and oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC)...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869121/direct-identification-of-clinically-relevant-neoepitopes-presented-on-native-human-melanoma-tissue-by-mass-spectrometry
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Michal Bassani-Sternberg, Eva Bräunlein, Richard Klar, Thomas Engleitner, Pavel Sinitcyn, Stefan Audehm, Melanie Straub, Julia Weber, Julia Slotta-Huspenina, Katja Specht, Marc E Martignoni, Angelika Werner, Rüdiger Hein, Dirk H Busch, Christian Peschel, Roland Rad, Jürgen Cox, Matthias Mann, Angela M Krackhardt
Although mutations may represent attractive targets for immunotherapy, direct identification of mutated peptide ligands isolated from human leucocyte antigens (HLA) on the surface of native tumour tissue has so far not been successful. Using advanced mass spectrometry (MS) analysis, we survey the melanoma-associated immunopeptidome to a depth of 95,500 patient-presented peptides. We thereby discover a large spectrum of attractive target antigen candidates including cancer testis antigens and phosphopeptides...
November 21, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864450/mage-a-family-expression-is-correlated-with-poor-survival-of-patients-with-lung-adenocarcinoma-a-retrospective-clinical-study-based-on-tissue-microarray
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Meixiang Sang, Lina Gu, Danjing Yin, Fei Liu, Yishui Lian, Xiaochong Zhang, Shina Liu, Weina Huang, Yunyan Wu, Baoen Shan
OBJECTIVES: As the best characterised cancer/testis antigen family members, melanoma-associated antigens (MAGE) have been reported to be expressed in various malignant tumours. However, the expression pattern of MAGE-A family in lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) specimens and their prognostic and therapeutic significance for patients with LAC is still unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tissue microarray-based immunohistochemistry analysis was used to examine the expression of MAGE-A family members (including MAGE-A1, A2, A3, A4, A6, A10, A11 and A12) in 105 paired LAC specimens and the corresponding pericarcinoma specimens...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853516/pattern-of-triple-negative-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-in-indigenous-african-women
#17
Mustapha Akanji Ajani, Ayodeji Akeem Salami, Olutosin Alaba Awolude, Abideen Olayiwola Oluwasola
Background: Triple negative epithelial ovarian cancer (TNEOC)  refers to ovarian carcinomas that do not express estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor- type 2 (HER-2/neu).  The aim of this study is to determine the pattern of triple negative epithelial ovarian cancer in indigenous African women. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of ER, PR and HER-2/neu expression in 90 Nigerian patients with histologically diagnosed epithelial ovarian cancer...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833666/the-role-of-testosterone-in-colorectal-carcinoma-pathomechanisms-and-open-questions
#18
REVIEW
Mohsin H K Roshan, Amos Tambo, Nikolai P Pace
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth commonest type of malignancy after breast, lung and prostate in the USA and accounts for approximately 49,190 deaths annually in USA alone. The 5-year survival rate of CRC has increased over the past decades, in part, due to greater awareness and the widespread implementation of national screening programmes. Recently, a number of studies reported that males have a higher risk of developing CRC due to the action of testosterone. Testosterone is an androgen that is responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics and for spermatogenesis...
2016: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825697/geriatric-factors-analyses-from-ffcd-2001-02-phase-iii-study-of-first-line-chemotherapy-for-elderly-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Thomas Aparicio, Dany Gargot, Laurent Teillet, Emilie Maillard, Dominique Genet, Jacques Cretin, Christophe Locher, Olivier Bouché, Gilles Breysacher, Jean-François Seitz, Mohamed Gasmi, Laetitia Stefani, Mohamed Ramdani, Thierry Lecomte, Dominique Auby, Roger Faroux, Jean-Baptiste Bachet, Céline Lepère, Faiza Khemissa, Iradj Sobhani, Olivier Boulat, Emmanuel Mitry, Jean-Louis Jouve
AIM: Several predictors of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) outcomes have been described. Specific geriatric characteristics could be of interest to determine prognosis. METHOD: Elderly patients (75+) with previously untreated mCRC were randomly assigned to receive infusional 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy, either alone (FU) or in combination with irinotecan (IRI). Geriatric evaluations were included as an optional procedure. The predictive value of geriatric parameters was determined for the objective response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS)...
November 5, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825375/binding-of-galectin-1-to-breast-cancer-cells-mcf7-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibition-of-proliferation-in-vitro-in-a-2d-and-3d-cell-culture-model
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Pamina Geiger, Barbara Mayer, Irmi Wiest, Sandra Schulze, Udo Jeschke, Tobias Weissenbacher
BACKGROUND: Galectin-1 (gal-1) belongs to the family of β-galactoside-binding proteins which primarily recognizes the Galβ1-4GlcNAc sequences of oligosaccharides associated with several cell surface glycoconjugates. The lectin recognizes correspondent glycoepitopes on human breast cancer cells. Galectin-1 is expressed both in normal and malignant tissues. Lymphatic organs naturally possessing high rates of apoptotic cells, express high levels of Galectin-1. Furthermore galectin-1 can initiate T cell apoptosis...
November 8, 2016: BMC Cancer
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