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We aimed to explore the roles of circular RNAs (circRNAs) in breast cancer (BCa).
Spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue is a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma. This paper reports the case of a spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, in a 64-year-old male patient, and presents a review of the etiopathogenesis, clinicopathological and immunohistochemical features and treatment of the malignancy. The patient presented for evaluation of a painful swel...
The American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) promotes multidisciplinary care to improve oncologic outcomes in rectal cancer. However, accreditation requirements may be difficult to achieve for the lowest-performing institutions. Thus, it is unknown whether the NAPRC will motivate care improvement in these settings or widen disparities.
Matrical carcinoma with melanocytic hyperplasia (MCMH), previously referred to as malignant melanocytic matricoma, is a rare variant of the uncommon pilomatrical carcinoma, which occurs most often on the head/neck and upper backs of middle-aged men. Nodular lesions may resemble pigmented basal cell carcinoma or melanoma clinically. We present a case of MCMH in a Hispanic patient with history of me...
To investigate the relationship between vitamin D status, using circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25 (OH) D], and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) risk in a case-control study, because the association between the two is unclear in China.
Breast milk is an excellent nutritional source for newborns, and a change in its color can be alarming to both mother and physician, and may prevent breastfeeding. Different colors of breast milk have been reported such as blood-stained, blue, and bluish-green. We present the first case of green breast milk caused by maternal ingestion of blue-green algae pills immediately before and after deliver...
Timeliness is one of the fundamental yet understudied quality metrics of cancer care. Little is known about cancer treatment delay among adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. This study assessed cancer treatment delay, with a specific focus on facility transfer and diagnosis/treatment interval.
The West German Study Group PlanB trial evaluated an anthracycline-free chemotherapy standard (six cycles of docetaxel and cyclophosphamide [TC]) in the routine treatment of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative early breast cancer (EBC).
This study aimed to determine the prognostic factors of progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in non-nephrectomized patients with synchronous metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) receiving first-line vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted therapy or immunotherapy.
Cancer diagnosis during pregnancy occurs in 1 out of 1000 pregnancies with common malignancies including breast and hematological cancers. Fetal exposure to currently utilized agents is poorly described. We directly assessed fetal exposure by screening meconium from 23 newborns whose mothers had undergone treatment for cancer during pregnancy.
The Ki-67 labeling index (LI) is an important prognostic factor in breast carcinoma. The Ki-67 LI is traditionally calculated via unaided microscopic estimation; however, inter-observer and intra-observer variability and low reproducibility are problems with this visual assessment (VA) method. For more accurate assessment and better reproducibility with Ki-67 LI, digital image analysis was introdu...
The aim of this study was to assess local response to radiotherapy (RT) in a quantitative manner by evaluating the bone density of metastases. Spinal and pelvic bone metastases in 44 patients with breast cancer who were treated between May 2010 and December 2016 were retrospectively assessed. Bone density values of irradiated and unirradiated bone metastases before, 1-3 months after, 4-6 months af...
In addition to the effect of CYP2D6 genetic polymorphisms, the metabolism of tamoxifen may be impacted by other factors with possible consequences on therapeutic outcome (efficacy, toxicity). This analysis focused on the pharmacokinetic-pharmacogenetic evaluation of tamoxifen in 730 adjuvant breast cancer patients included in a prospective multicenter study. Plasma concentrations of tamoxifen and ...
Growing evidence suggested that the long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate several pathophysiological processes in tumorigenesis and may be new biomarkers for tumor therapy. In this study, we studied the expression and role of lncRNA MT1JP in the development of bladder cancer. We demonstrated that the expression of MT1JP was downregulated in bladder tumor samples and cell lines. Ectopic expression...
Between 1991 and 2015, the cancer mortality rate declined dramatically in the United States, reflecting improvements in cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship care. However, cancer outcomes in the United States vary substantially between populations defined by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health insurance coverage, and geographic area of residence. Many potentially prev...
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can still develop in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients receiving antiviral treatment. Serum Mac-2 binding protein glycosylation isomer (M2BPGi) is a novel marker for liver fibrosis. We investigated its role on incidence of HCC in entecavir (ETV)-treated CHB patients.
While the spermatotoxic properties of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy are widely recognized, the effect of malignancy itself on male fertility is not clearly understood.
Standard chemotherapy is associated with low response rates and short progression-free survival among patients with pretreated metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy is an antibody-drug conjugate that combines a humanized monoclonal antibody, which targets the human trophoblast cell-surface antigen 2 (Trop-2), with SN-38, which is conjugated to the antibody by a cleav...
In recent years, cancer treatment has been facing the challenge of increasing antitumor efficiency and avoiding severe adverse effects simultaneously. In this study, we designed a controlled release drug delivery system, doxorubicin (Dox)-loaded and hyaluronic acid (HA)-modified PEGylated gold nanocages (AuNCs), which was designated as PEG-HAn-AuNCs/Dox (n represented 10 HA repeating units were mo...
Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) has revolutionized the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but only ∼15% of patients achieve durable benefit. Understanding resistance mechanisms to ICB is pivotal in developing more effective treatment strategies. Recent studies showed human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I heterozygosity might be important in mediating benefit from ICB. We aimed to ...
although frequent in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), brain metastases (BM) patients are often excluded from immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) trials. We evaluated BM outcome in a less selected NSCLC cohort.