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Cancer and Clinical Oncology
Number of Followers: 7  

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ISSN (Print) 1927-4858 - ISSN (Online) 1927-4866
Published by CCSE Homepage  [41 journals]
  • Outcomes after Radiation Therapy for HIV Positive Patients with Invasive
           Cervical Cancer

    • Authors: Victoire Molinier, Florence Huguet, Marcos Ballester, Marina Karmochkine, Christophe Hennequin, Jean-Jacques Mazeron, Catherine Durdux
      First page: 12
      Abstract: Objective: To assess tolerance, local control, and survival outcomes for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) positive patients with locally advanced cervical cancer (CC) treated with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and/or brachytherapy from an Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP) retrospective cohort.Methods: Between 2000 and 2014, 28 HIV positive patients presenting with a non-metastatic CC were treated in one of the five APHP radiation therapy centers. Fifteen patients (54%) underwent primary surgery. Twenty-four patients (88%) received EBRT, with concurrent chemotherapy in 22 cases, and 68% received brachytherapy.Results: The median follow-up was 58 months. At 5 years, local control (LCR) and overall survival rates (OS) were 56% and 46.5% respectively. A grade 3-4 acute toxicity (mainly hematological toxicity) was reported in 18 patients (64%). In univariate analysis, total irradiation dose (p=0.03) and cisplatin-based chemotherapy (p=0.005) were predictive of acute toxicity. A grade 3-4 late toxicity (mainly gastro-intestinal and renal) was observed in 7 patients (25%). In univariate analysis, HIV stage at diagnosis (p=0.02) and an initial CD4 count <200/mm3 (p=0.03) were predictive factors of late toxicity.Conclusion: In this study including HIV positive patients with CC, local control and overall survival rates seemed to be lower than those reported in the literature for non-HIV patients. We also reported an increase in acute and late toxicity, mainly hematological, underlying the fundamental role of immunosuppression in tolerance to radiation therapy.
      PubDate: 2018-01-05
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Detection of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) gene in Non-Small Cell lung
           Cancer (NSCLC) By CISH Technique

    • Authors: Mohanad Ali AlBayyaa, Ban A. Abdulmajeed
      First page: 22
      Abstract: Background/Aim: Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) rearrangement has evaluated activity of NSCLC compared with other molecular subtypes (EGFR, KRAS). Many studies demonstrated that patients with ALK rearrangement positive NSCLC have improved with a good response rates and progression (free survival) when treated with either monotherapy or by a combination therapy compared with EGFR-mutated, KRAS/EGFR/ALK wild type or KRAS-mutated. The aim of this study was to detect and study the signal pattern of normal ALK and compare it to that of mutated ALK with gene rearrangement in cases of non-small cell lung cancer and Inflammatory conditions by implementing the CISH technique. In addition to correlate ALK signal pattern with the histopathological type and grade as well as the age and sex of the patients.Materials & Methods: Forty patients with NSCLC and Inflammatory diseases were enrolled in a comparative cross sectional study. The tissue blocks were sectioned on non-charged slides for the preparation of routine H&E staining. Positively charged slides were used for tissue sections prepared for chromogenic in situ hybridization procedure to detect ALK gene.Results: ALK gene signal break apart was detected in (18/20, 90%) of malignant cases; (0/20, 0%) of non-neoplastic lung lesions. There was a significant statistical difference in their distribution, p < 0.05. While There was no significant association between any disease status and sex P value = 1.000NS. The CISH test was 100% sensitive using negative score as a cutoff point and 90.9% specific. The score was divided into three levels that categorized the cases, so there were six cases in score one (1-32%), nine cases in score two (33-67%) and three cases in score three (68-100%).Conclusion: Detection of ALK rearrangement in the early diagnosis of NSCLC is highly sensitive and can save a lot of efforts in planning chemotherapy regimens. Results were very promising in identifying this mutation by a sensitive and highly specific test. The ALK gene rearrangement could be an early mutation and it is needed as an initiating step for the carcinogenesis process. The presence of a double gene mutation, however, could be the cause of a higher-grade cancer.
      PubDate: 2018-01-12
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Brain Tumor Treatment: 2017 Update

    • Authors: Adri Chakraborty, Jennifer Han, Cristina Faltas, Natalia Coleman
      First page: 30
      Abstract: Malignant brain tumors are a heterogeneous group of diseases arising from different cell types that affect both adults and children. The high recurrence rate of malignant brain tumors typically is due to reappearance of focal masses, indicating that a sub population of tumor cells are insensitive to current therapies and may be responsible for reinitiating tumor growth. It is generally agreed that the resistant tumor cells are comprised of cancer stem cells or tumor-initiating cells. While brain tumor stem cells (BTSCs) were first isolated within the last decade, much of the early research has been focused on identifying the BTSC markers and therapeutic targets. The challenge however, is to translate this knowledge to therapeutics. In the current review, we survey the remedial strategies to target BTSCs, which includes diagnostic, pharmacologic, immunologic, viral, and post-transcriptional approaches.
      PubDate: 2018-01-27
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • The Methylation Analysis of KLF11 and PCDH9 Genes in Patients with
           Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    • Authors: Sajad Nooshin, Shohreh Zare Karizi, Morteza Karimipoor, Maryam Nooshin, Arash Matin ahmadi, Maryam Changizi maghroor
      First page: 47
      Abstract: Background: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide and the 5-year survival rate is still very poor due to the lack of effective tools for early detection. Epigenetics and especially studies on DNA methylation have given important information towards a better achievement of lung cancer pathogenesis in the recent decades. The inactivation of tumor suppressor genes via promoter hypermethylation is an obvious mechanism and is straightly related to carcinogenesis. In this study, we compared the methylation status of KLF11 and PCDH9 genes in non-small cell lung cancer and adjacent normal tissues.Methods: Genomic DNA was extracted from 30 tumor tissues, bisulfite treated and were analyzed in terms of promoter methylation status of KLF11 and PCDH9 genes by high resolution melting method. Statistical analysis was carried out by chi-square test.Results: No significant difference in methylation level at the PCDH9 promoter region in NSCLC tumors compared with non-tumor tissues was observed (P = 0.3132, chi-square test). In contrast, the difference in methylation levels between normal and tumor tissue samples for the promoter of the KLF11 gene was quite significant (P = 0.0001).Conclusions: Promoter methylation of KLF11 gene is an important mechanism in the development of NSCLC, therefore, it could be used as one of the potential therapeutic goals for molecular targeted therapy and epigenetic treatment. The role of the PCDH9 gene in the development of lung cancer is complex and requires more research and a larger statistical population.
      PubDate: 2018-01-30
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Assessing Gene Expression and Methylation of KMT2D and IGF2 Genes in
           Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    • Authors: Arash Matin Ahmadi, Hessamodin Ghasemi, Sajad Nooshin, Zoofa Zayani, Shohreh Zare Karizi, Morteza Karimipoor
      First page: 55
      Abstract: Background: Aberrant promoter methylation of CpG islands is an important mechanism for regulation of gene expression. Recent data suggest that epigenetic abnormalities may occur very early in lung carcinogenesis. Systemic methylation changes may be a diagnostic marker for tumor development or prognosis. In this study, the expression and methylation of KMT2D and IGF2 genes were investigated in the lung cancer tissue compared to the adjacent normal tissue.Methods: The status of methylation of KMT2D and IGF2 genes were investigated in 30 patients with NSCLC after genomic DNA extraction using bisulfite treatment and MS-HRM method and the expression of these genes were checked by Real-Time PCR method in same samples.Results: For KMT2D gene, the expression and methylation level increased in 46.6% and 6.67% (respectively) for tumor samples comparison with normal samples (P>0.05). Also, for IGF2 gene 50% tumor samples overexpressed and 50% tumor samples showed that reduced expression comparison with the normal samples (P>0.05). In addition, 96.66% of tumor tissues did not show any change in methylation level for IGF2 gene promoter (P>0.05).Conclusion: This study showed that expression and methylation level of KMT2D and IGF2 genes did not change in NSCLC tumor samples compared to normal samples. However, this study was designed as a pilot study, and further investigations are required to confirm our findings.
      PubDate: 2018-02-18
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018)
  • Overall Survival in Stage III and IV High-Risk Head and Neck Squamous Cell
           Carcinoma Patients who received Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiation
           without Cisplatin

    • Authors: Muhammad Fahair Iqbal, Edem Agamah, Krishna Rao
      First page: 1
      Abstract: Objectives: Microscopically involved resection margins and/or extracapsular spread represent the most significant prognostic factors for poor outcome in head and neck cancer. Purpose of this study was to estimate overall survival, and assess impact of demographic and clinicopathologic variables on survival in stage III and IV high-risk patients who received chemoradiation other than CisplatinMethods: Retrospective review Results: The final cohort of 18 eligible patients had a median age of 66 years and males were 66.66%. Median survival was 20.5 months. Patients were trichotomized into three age groups for comparison; ≤60 years, 61-70 years, ≥71 years. A superior overall survival was observed with advanced age (HR, 4.02; 95%CI, 1.33-12.17, p=0.016). Overall survival was significantly lower in patients with high Charlson comorbidity scores of 3-8 when compared to those with low scores of 0-2 (HR, 25.6; 95%CI, 2.78-236.7, p=0.0009). Young patients had high comorbidity scores (CCI > 2) based on the age-groups; ≤60 years (60%), 61-70 years (28.57%), ≥71 years (none). Tumor stage, positive resection margins, extracapsular spread, perineural involvement, lymphovascular invasion, tumor grade, high-risk human papillomavirus, body mass index, smoking and alcohol did not affect overall survival significantly.Conclusions: Young age and severe comorbidity should be considered when treating high-risk head and neck cancer squamous cell carcinoma patients with adjuvant chemoradiation therapy other than Cisplatin due to inferior overall survival. 
      PubDate: 2017-11-22
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2017)
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