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Ir Med J 2018 09 10;111(8):802. Epub 2018 Sep 10.
Barrington’s Hospital, Limerick.
Aim To evaluate thyroid nodules and to determine the incidence of thyroid cancer. Methods This retrospective cohort study collected data from ten patients who presented with thyroid nodules to Barrington’s Hospital Limerick. Ultrasound/FNA results of thyroid nodules were used to measure the incidence of thyroid cancer. Read More
Ir Med J 2018 09 10;111(8):801. Epub 2018 Sep 10.
University Hospital Waterford
Introduction Delirium is common in palliative care. It effects up to 88% of patients with advanced cancer at end of life and has a point prevalence of 20% in the acute hospital setting across all diagnoses. It is under diagnosed and not optimally treated. Read More
Ir Med J 2018 09 10;111(8):798. Epub 2018 Sep 10.
Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Eccles St., Dublin 7
Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1894:301-312
Cancer Research Center, University at Albany, State University of New York, Rensselaer, NY, USA.
Owing to new and unique properties, engineered nanoparticles (NPs) likely pose different risks than their constituent chemicals and these risks need to be understood. In particular, it is important to assess genotoxicity, since genotoxicity is a precursor to carcinogenicity. Here we describe a battery of tests for the assessment of genotoxicity of NPs in vivo in mice. Read More
Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1894:229-246
Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Environmental Factors and Cancer, School of Public Health, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, P. R. China.
Transcription factor Nrf2, nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2, is considered a master regulator of redox homeostasis and plays a central role in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory defence. It has been largely reported that oxidative stress is implicated in nanoparticle-induced toxicity with the involvement of Nrf2. Several basic methods for Nrf2 evaluation with exposure to nanoparticles are described in this chapter including real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), western blotting, immunofluorescence staining, electrophoretic mobility shift assay, DNase I footprinting, dimethylsulfate footprinting, protein pulse-chase analysis, and tert-butylhydroquinone treatment. Read More
Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1894:181-227
Institute of Occupational Diseases, Zhejiang Academy of Medical Sciences, Hangzhou, P. R. China.
DNA methylation is a process by which methyl groups are added to cytosine or adenine. DNA methylation can change the activity of the DNA molecule without changing the sequence. Methylation of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) is widespread in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes, and it is a very important epigenetic modification event, which can regulate gene activity and influence a number of key processes such as genomic imprinting, cell differentiation, transcriptional regulation, and chromatin remodeling. Read More
Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1894:73-81
Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Environmental Factors and Cancer, School of Public Health, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, People's Republic of China.
Increasing evidence demonstrates that a substantial number of chemicals including nanoparticles have potential toxic effects on human and wildlife reproductive health. Ovarian granulosa cells (GCs), the functional unit of the ovary, play a pivotal role in the regulation of ovarian reproductive health in females. They are considered to be the main target by the chemicals at all stages of their development. Read More
Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1903:1-21
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Drug repurposing is a creative and resourceful approach to increase the number of therapies by exploiting available and approved drugs. However, identifying new protein targets for previously approved drugs is challenging. Although new strategies have been developed for drug repurposing, there is broad agreement that there is room for further improvements. Read More
J Gastrointest Cancer 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Department of Medical Oncology, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.
Background: Adhesions and infiltration into adjacent tissues are present in about 12% of gastrointestinal (GIT) cancers. These adhesions have high potential risk of malignancy. Free resection margin is a predictor of good survival in such patients. Read More
Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1883:143-160
UMR MIA-Paris, AgroParisTech, INRA, Université Paris-Saclay, Paris, France.
This chapter addresses the problem of reconstructing regulatory networks in molecular biology by integrating multiple sources of data. We consider data sets measured from diverse technologies all related to the same set of variables and individuals. This situation is becoming more and more common in molecular biology, for instance, when both proteomic and transcriptomic data related to the same set of "genes" are available on a given cohort of patients. Read More
Surg Endosc 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville, 1934 Alcoa Highway, Bldg. D, Ste. 370, Knoxville, TN, 37920, USA.
Background: Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) has gained worldwide popularity as a method for the local excision of rectal neoplasms. However, it is technically demanding due to limited working space. Robotic TAMIS offers potential enhanced dexterity and ability while allowing for a more aggressive resection with a stable platform. Read More
J Clin Immunol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Paediatric Immunology Unit, Department of Paediatric Pulmonology, Allergology and Neonatology, Hanover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg Str. 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany.
Studies of chest computed tomography (CT) in patients with primary antibody deficiency syndromes (ADS) suggest a broad range of bronchial pathology. However, there are as yet no multicentre studies to assess the variety of bronchial pathology in this patient group. One of the underlying reasons is the lack of a consensus methodology, a prerequisite to jointly document chest CT findings. Read More
Pharmacoeconomics 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
As part of its Single Technology Appraisal (STA) process, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited the manufacturer (Merck Sharp & Dohme) of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to submit evidence of its clinical and cost effectiveness for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer where cisplatin is unsuitable. The School of Health and Related Research Technology Appraisal Group at the University of Sheffield was commissioned to act as the independent Evidence Review Group (ERG). The ERG produced a detailed review of the evidence for the clinical and cost effectiveness of the technology, based on the company's submission (CS) to NICE. Read More
Radiol Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Radiation Oncology, Cancer Care Center, Ospedale Sacro Cuore don Calabria, via Don Sempreboni 5, 37034, Negrar, Verona, Italy.
Purpose: To evaluate the differences between conventional fractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and hypofractionated (HypoRT) volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in elderly women affected by early-stage breast cancer (BC) in terms of RT-related acute/late side effect.
Materials And Methods: Between October 2011 and July 2015, 80 consecutive elderly BC patients were treated with IMRT for 5 weeks (40 patients) or HypoRT-VMAT for 3 weeks (40 patients). Inclusion criteria were: age ≥ 70 years, early BC (pT1-2 pN0-1), no prior neoadjuvant chemotherapy and non-metastatic disease. Read More
Esophagus 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
AI Medical Service Inc., Tokyo, Japan.
Background And Aims: The endocytoscopic system (ECS) helps in virtual realization of histology and can aid in confirming histological diagnosis in vivo. We propose replacing biopsy-based histology for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) by using the ECS. We applied deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse ECS images of the esophagus to determine whether AI can support endoscopists for the replacement of biopsy-based histology. Read More
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
The invention of new techniques to manipulate materials at their nanoscale had an evolutionary effect on various medical sciences. At the time, there are thousands of nanomaterials which can be divided according to their shape, origin, or their application. The nanotechnology provided new solutions for old problems. Read More
Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Surgery, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Background: The time interval between CRT and surgery in rectal cancer patients is still the subject of debate. The aim of this study was to first evaluate the nationwide use of restaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and its impact on timing of surgery, and, second, to evaluate the impact of timing of surgery after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) on short- and long-term outcomes.
Methods: Patients were selected from a collaborative rectal cancer research project including 71 Dutch centres, and were subdivided into two groups according to time interval from the start of preoperative CRT to surgery (< 14 and ≥ 14 weeks). Read More
J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Institute for Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention, University of Zurich, Hirschengraben 82, 8001, Zurich, Switzerland.
Purpose: Increase in in situ breast cancer (BCIS) incidence has been reported across Europe and the USA. However, little is known about the trends in BCIS incidence in regions without population-based mammographic screening programs. We set out to investigate these trends in Zurich, Switzerland, where only opportunistic mammographic screening exists. Read More
J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
UMR Inserm 1066, CNRS 6021, Université d'Angers, CHU, IBS, IRIS, MINT, UNIV Angers, INSERM, CNRS, Université Bretagne Loire, IBS-CHU, 4, rue Larrey, 49933, Angers, France.
Tumour angiogenesis is defined by an anarchic vasculature and irregularities in alignment of endothelial cells. These structural abnormalities could explain the variability in distribution of nanomedicines in various tumour models. Then, the main goal of this study was to compare and to characterize the tumour vascular structure in different mouse models of melanoma tumours (B16F10 and SK-Mel-28) and in human melanomas from different patients. Read More
Invest New Drugs 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Institut Claudius Regaud, IUCT-Oncopole, Departement d'Oncologie Medicale, Toulouse, France.
Purpose To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of F14512, a topoisomerase II inhibitor designed to target cancer cells through the polyamine transport system, (three-hour daily infusion given for 3 consecutive days every 3 weeks) in platinum-refractory or resistant ovarian cancer. Other objectives were safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), PK/pharmacodynamics relationship, and efficacy. Methods This was an open-label, dose-escalation, multicenter phase I study. Read More
Support Care Cancer 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Pharmacy, Osaka City University Hospital, 1-5-7 Asahi-machi, Abeno-ku, Osaka, 545-8586, Japan.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of the pre-prescription of garenoxacin mesylate hydrate (GRNX) with that of moxifloxacin hydrochloride (MFLX) in the management of breast cancer patients with low-risk febrile neutropenia.
Methods: Data from female patients who had been instructed to take previously prescribed oral GRNX or MFLX for 3 days during adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy if their body temperature exceeded 38 °C were analyzed. This study compared the effectiveness between these fluoroquinolones using a propensity score matching analysis. Read More
Support Care Cancer 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Oncology, Division of Palliative Care Medicine, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6G 1Z2, Canada.
Purpose: Currently, there is no approved therapy for cancer cachexia. According to European and American regulatory agencies, physical function improvements would be approvable co-primary endpoints of new anti-cachexia medications. As physical functioning is in part dependent on cardiac functioning, we aimed to explore the cardiac status of a group of patients meeting current criteria for inclusion in cachexia clinical trials. Read More
Pathol Oncol Res 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, Research School of Biology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University, P.O. Box: 2601, Canberra, Australia.
Diffuse gastric cancer (DGC) is one of the two primary types of stomach cancer. Carriers of germline mutations in the gene encoding E-cadherin are predisposed to DGC. The primary aim of the present study was to determine if genomic instability is an early event in DGC and how it may lead to disease progression. Read More
In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Biophysics, Yeditepe University School of Medicine, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.
There has been a controversy in the oncology field about the use of antioxidants along with chemotherapeutics in cancer treatment. This study aimed to investigate the effects of a potent antioxidant (astaxanthin) co-treatment with a promising anti-cancer drug (carbendazim), which is in phase I clinical trials, on MCF-7 breast cancer cell proliferation. MCF-7 cells were treated with carbendazim, astaxanthin, or their combinations and incubated for 24 h. Read More
Clin Exp Metastasis 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Programmed death-1 (PD-1) is an immune checkpoint that is able to inhibit the immune system by binding to its ligand programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1). In many cancer types, among which breast cancer, prognostic and/or predictive values have been suggested for both PD-1 and PD-L1. Previous research has demonstrated discrepancies in PD-L1 expression between primary breast tumors and distant metastases, however data so far have been scarce. Read More
Cancer Metastasis Rev 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Department of Cancer Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA.
Many inbred strains of mice develop spontaneous tumors as they age. Recent awareness of the impacts of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) on cancer and aging has inspired developing a mitochondrial-nuclear exchange (MNX) mouse model in which nuclear DNA is paired with mitochondrial genomes from other strains of mouse. MNX mice exhibit mtDNA influences on tumorigenicity and metastasis upon mating with transgenic mice. Read More
Breast Cancer Res Treat 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Human Pathology in Adulthood and Childhood "G. Barresi", University Hospital of Messina, Messina, Italy.
Eur J Epidemiol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Institute and Policlinic for Occupational Medicine, Environmental Medicine and Prevention Research, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
Circadian disruption (CD) was implicated in chains of cancer causation when the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified shift-work involving circadian disruption as probably carcinogenic in 2007. In the following decade, epidemiological studies into causal concepts associated with circadian disruption were inconclusive. Unappreciated complexity with an exclusive focus on shift-work, light-at-night, sleep, and melatonin in regard to circadian disruption may be accountable. Read More
EJNMMI Res 2018 Dec 13;8(1):109. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Molecular Imaging Program, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Building 10, Room B3B406, Bethesda, MD, 20892-1002, USA.
Background: Bone fracture healing is dependent upon the rapid migration and engraftment of bone marrow (BM) progenitor and stem cells to the site of injury. Stromal cell-derived factor-1 plays a crucial role in recruiting BM cells expressing its receptor CXCR4. Recently, a CXCR4 antagonist, plerixafor, has been used to mobilize BM cells into the blood in efforts to enhance cell migration to sites of injury presumably improving healing. Read More
Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Anesthesiology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
ATP depletion induced by inhibiting glycolysis or mitochondrial ATP production has been demonstrated to cause cancer cell death. Whether ATP depletion can enhance the efficacy and potency of anti-cancer effects of herbal compounds is so far unknown. We examined the enhancing effect of ATP depletion on anti-cancer actions of tetrandrine (TET) in human lung carcinoma A549 cells. Read More
Cancer Immunol Immunother 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), Program of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Navarra, Pío XII 55, 31008, Pamplona, Spain.
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are currently tested in different combinations in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Nivolumab, an anti-PD-1 agent, has gained approval in the second-line setting in the USA. Epigenetic drugs have immune-mediated antitumor effects that may improve the activity of immunotherapy agents. Read More
Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Oncology Division, Rambam Health Care Campus, 8 Ha'Aliya Hashniya, and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, 1 Efron Street, Haifa, Israel.
Purpose: Concomitant treatment with radium-223 and paclitaxel is a potential option for cancer patients with bone metastases; however, myelosuppression risk during coadministration is unknown. This phase Ib study in cancer patients with bone metastases evaluated the safety of radium-223 and paclitaxel.
Methods: Eligible patients had solid tumor malignancies with ≥2 bone metastases and were candidates for paclitaxel. Read More
Eur Radiol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Advanced Medical Device Research Division, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, 111 Hanggaul-ro, Sangnok-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, 15588, Republic of Korea.
Objectives: To compare the diagnostic performance and interpretation time of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for both novice and experienced readers with and without using a computer-aided detection (CAD) system for concurrent read.
Methods: CAD system was developed for concurrent read in DBT interpretation. In this observer performance study, we used an enriched sample of 100 DBT cases including 70 with and 30 without breast cancers. Read More
World J Urol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Urology, Uro-Oncology, Robot Assisted and Reconstructive Urologic Surgery, University Hospital Cologne, Kerpener Straße 62, 50937, Cologne, Germany.
Purpose: To identify potential risk factors for the development of venous thromboembolic events in testicular cancer patients receiving platinum-based chemotherapy.
Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis including 255 patients with testicular germ cell tumors who received platinum-based chemotherapy from 2003 to 2018 as a multi-center observational cohort study. Patient and tumor characteristics of patients with and without a thromboembolic event were analyzed. Read More
World J Urol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Scott Department of Urology, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Purpose: To provide a condensed summary of the Basic Science chapter that was included in the Third International Consultation on Bladder Cancer.
Methods: World bladder cancer basic science experts used the published literature to create summaries of recent progress in their areas of expertise.
Results: The completion of several large-scale genomics projects coupled with a strong collaborative culture within the research community and the exciting clinical activity of immune checkpoint blockade have combined to transform the bladder cancer research landscape. Read More
Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, No.899, Pinghai Road, Suzhou, 215006, People's Republic of China.
Purpose: Platinum-based doublet chemotherapy and radiotherapy are the standard treatment option in advanced squamous cell carcinoma patients. However, few agents could be selected for subsequent post-second-line treatment. As a small molecule inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 tyrosine kinase, apatinib had been proved in advanced gastric cancer. Read More
Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Center for Malignant Diseases, Emek Medical Center, 21 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd, 1834111, Afula, Israel.
Introduction: In a previous study, we found that co-administration of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) with cetuximab was associated with increased skin toxicity. Both these drugs can induce hypomagnesemia. The aim of this study was to retrospectively explore the possible influence of PPI drugs on cetuximab skin toxicity and the potential synergistic effect of hypomagnesemia. Read More
Acta Derm Venereol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics, University Hospital Tübingen, DE-72076 Tübingen, Germany.
Keratinocyte cancer (KC) is the most common malignancy in Caucasians. The incidence of KC has increased over the past 40 years. This case-control study investigated the environmental and host risk-factors responsible for development of KC in Australia's high-risk population. Read More
Lab Chip 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
Oxygen tension is a central component of the cellular microenvironment and can serve as a trigger for changes in cell phenotype and function. There is a strong need to precisely control and modulate oxygen tension in cell culture systems in order to more accurately model the physiology and pathophysiology observed in vivo. The objective of this paper was to develop a simple, yet effective strategy for local control of oxygen tension in microfluidic cell cultures. Read More
Analyst 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, Valencia, Spain.
Gold nanoparticles have high potential in the biomedical area, especially in disease diagnosis and treatment. The application of these nanoparticles requires the presence of stabilizers to avoid their agglomeration. Nowadays, there is a lack of reliable methods for characterising the effect of stabilised nanoparticles on biological systems. Read More
Acta Sci Cancer Biol 2018 Nov 10;2(9):20-26. Epub 2018 Oct 10.
The Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Maryland, United States of America.
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) does not provide the reliability that is required for the accurate urology screening of prostate cancer (PCa). Consequently, there has been a major focus and search for a simple, rapid, direct, preferably non-invasive, and highly accurate biomarker and procedure for the urology screening for prostate cancer. Virtually all PCa cases exhibit a marked decrease in zinc in prostate tissue and in prostatic fluid. Read More
JCO Clin Cancer Inform 2018 25;2018. Epub 2018 Jul 25.
Hira S. Mian, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; and Tanya M. Wildes and Mark A. Fiala, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
Purpose: To develop a frailty index using the Rockwood Accumulation of Deficits approach for the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS) and apply it in a subset of older patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.
Methods: Data from 2,692,361 patients without cancer, > 66 years of age, in SEER-MHOS linked databases between 1998 and 2009 were analyzed. A frailty index was constructed, resulting in a 25-item scale; cutoff values were created for individuals classified as frail. Read More
Clin Transl Radiat Oncol 2019 Jan 17;14:51-58. Epub 2018 Nov 17.
Department of Urology, Nara Medical University, Japan.
Purpose: To investigate chronological changes in lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients who received iodine-125 brachytherapy (BT) for prostate cancer.
Methods: We enrolled 706 patients who received BT. Of these, 265 (38%) received BT combined with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Read More
JAAD Case Rep 2019 Jan 4;5(1):15-18. Epub 2018 Dec 4.
Department Of Dermatology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
JAAD Case Rep 2019 Jan 4;5(1):7-11. Epub 2018 Dec 4.
Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon.
Data Brief 2018 Dec 22;21:2405-2409. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Gynecological Oncology Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico - National Cancer Institute, Via F. Gallini 2, Aviano, Italy.
During pregnancy, the only diagnosis that may alter management is invasive cancer. Thus, the primary aim of the cytological screening and subsequent colposcopy performed during pregnancy should be the exclusion of invasive cancer, "Practice Bulletin No. 140: management of abnormal cervical cancer screening test results and cervical cancer precursors," (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2013) . Read More
Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev 2018 Dec 23;11:155-165. Epub 2018 Oct 23.
UCL Cancer Institute, University College London, Paul O'Gorman Building, 72 Huntley Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK.
Lentiviral vectors (LVs) have recently witnessed an increasing demand in research and clinical applications. Their current purification processes represent the main bottleneck in their widespread use, as the methods used are cumbersome and yield low recoveries. We aimed to develop a one-step method to specifically purify LVs, with high yields and reduced levels of impurities, using the biotin-streptavidin system. Read More
Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Dec 17;5(12):ofy306. Epub 2018 Nov 17.
The National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Department of Infectious Diseases, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Antibiotic allergies are reported by up to 1 in 4 cancer patients, almost 50% of which are considered low risk and precede the cancer diagnosis. We demonstrate the successful and safe implementation of a pilot oral penicillin challenge program for cancer patients with low-risk penicillin allergies, increasing the use of penicillin and narrow-spectrum beta-lactams post-testing. Read More
J Biol Methods 2018 16;5(2). Epub 2018 Apr 16.
Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, The Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.
Uterine leiomyoma (UL) or fibroid is a benign smooth muscle tumor of the myometrium with a lifetime incidence of approximately 70%. ULs often require medical intervention due to severe symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and abdominal pain. Although the most common and effective management of ULs is surgical removal, the invasive surgical procedure imposes physical and psychological burdens on the patients. Read More
Front Oncol 2018 28;8:571. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, United States.
Testicular germ cell tumors are unique among solid cancers. Historically, this disease was deadly if progressed beyond the stage I. The implementation of cisplatin-based chemotherapy regimens has drastically changed the clinical outcome of metastatic testicular cancer. Read More