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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5789-5795, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570483

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma (PPC) is rare, and few studies have reported its features. We assessed the clinicopathological features, surgical outcomes, oncogenic status and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression of PPC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from 22 consecutive patients who underwent resection of PPC between 2007 and 2017. RESULTS: The predominant tissue type of the epithelial component was adenocarcinoma in 15 patients (68%) and the others in 7 patients (32%), and the 3-year disease-free survival rate tended to be better in patients with an adenocarcinoma component compared to patients with another component (40.0% vs. 17.1%, p=0.059). PD-L1 expression was observed in all eight tumors whose PD-L1 status could be examined and high PD-L1 expression (≥50%) was frequent (5/8, 63%). CONCLUSION: A predominant adenocarcinoma epithelial component in PPC might be associated with better survival outcomes and high PD-L1 expression might be frequent in PPC.


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Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Carcinoma/genética , Carcinoma/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Oncogenes/genética , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/mortalidade , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/patologia , Carcinoma/mortalidade , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(40): e17443, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31577767

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RATIONALE: Pancreatic cancer (PC) is considered as one of the deadliest cancers all over the world. Germline and somatic BRCA1/2 mutations have been widely studied in breast and ovarian carcinomas as they have been found to enhance the risk for disease progression. Olaparib, an oral poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose)polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, has been approved for the treatment strategy of ovarian cancer with any BRCA1/2 mutations. There is a lack of studies which focus on the treatment of other cancer with BRCA-Mutation. PATIENT CONCERNS: This report describes a patient whose presenting complaints were "Physical examination showed that the pancreas was occupied for one month." He initially was diagnosed with stage IV PC based on conventional imaging and pathologic assessment. He had a known germline BRCA 2 mutation, which exhibited a good response to PARP inhibitor therapy. DIAGNOSIS: Through the biopsy histopathological examination, imaging examination, and genetic testing, the patient was diagnosed as metastatic PC with BRCA2 mutation. INTERVENTIONS: He received gemcitabine and albumin-bound paclitaxel chemotherapy from March 15, 2017 to June 30, 2017, and Nivolumab immunotherapy as the maintenance therapy. After serum CA-199 level increased, Olaparib was orally administered from August 17, 2017 to March. After tumor relapsed, he received multiple lines of chemotherapy, including Trametinib Oxaliplatin, S-1, bevacizumab, and irinotecan liposome injection till July 17, 2018. OUTCOMES: We observed the patient had a good progression-free survival (7.4 months); the lesion of the pancreas was classified as partial disease through Olaparib treatment, which indicated significant shrinkage. But it is difficult to conclude whether such therapy could help prolong the overall survival for such patients. LESSONS: The targeted therapy Olaparib showed early signs of potential in treating PC in patients with mutations of the BRCA genes. With emerging therapeutic modalities and next-generation sequencing development, it is increasingly relevant to consider mutation screenings of patients with PC.


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Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Genes BRCA2 , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Ftalazinas/uso terapêutico , Piperazinas/uso terapêutico , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/secundário , Idoso , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17225, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567982

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The present study is to analyze the difference of gene methylation in early cervical adenocarcinoma and to find molecular markers for predicting the occurrence and development of cervical adenocarcinoma.A total of 15 cases of primary cervical adenocarcinoma and 10 cases of primary cervical squamous cell carcinoma at stages IB1 or IIA1 were included in the study. Infinium MethylationEPIC BeadChip (850K) was used to screen specifically expressed genes in cervical adenocarcinoma tissues. Bisulfite sequencing polymerase chain reaction (BSP) and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) were used to verify the methylation levels in cervical adenocarcinoma, cervical squamous cell carcinoma, and normal cervical tissues.Sex determining region Y-box 1 (SOX1) and cyclin D1 (CCND1) genes participated in multiple signaling pathways, being the central nodes of gene regulatory networks. SOX1 gene, but not CCND1 gene, was a specifically methylated gene in cervical adenocarcinoma according to BSP. According to qRT-PCR, methylation level of SOX1 in cervical adenocarcinoma tissues is significantly different from that in cervical squamous cell carcinoma tissues or normal cervical tissues, and the methylation level of CCND1 in cervical adenocarcinoma tissues or cervical squamous cell carcinoma tissues is significantly different from that in normal cervical tissues.The present study demonstrates that tumor-suppressor gene SOX1 is a methylation-specific expression gene of cervical adenocarcinoma and is expected to become a specific molecular marker for the diagnosis of cervical adenocarcinoma. However, CCND1 gene was not proven to be a specific methylation expression gene in cervical adenocarcinoma in the present study.


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Adenocarcinoma/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , Fatores de Transcrição SOXB1/genética , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/genética , Adenocarcinoma/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/metabolismo , Colo do Útero/metabolismo , Ciclina D1/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Redes Reguladoras de Genes/genética , Marcadores Genéticos/genética , Humanos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/metabolismo
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(11): 2649-2661, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31529191

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PURPOSE: The incidence of Urothelial carcinoma of bladder (UBC) is gradually increasing by changing lifestyle and environment. The development of a tumor has been noted to be accompanied by modifications in the extracellular matrix (ECM) consisting of CD44, hyaluronic acid (HA) and its family members. The importance of CD44 splice variants and HA family members has been studied in UBC. METHODS: The cohort of study included 50 UBC patients undergoing radical cystectomy and 50 healthy subjects. The molecular expression of CD44 and HA family members was determined. Effect of CD44 variant-specific silencing on downstream signaling in HT1376 cells was investigated. Combinatorial treatment of 4-MU (4-methylumbelliferone) with cisplatin or doxorubicin on chemosensitivity was also explored. RESULTS: Higher expression of HA, HAS2, and CD44 was observed in Indian UBC patients which also showed the trend with severity of disease. Splice variant assessment of CD44 demonstrated the distinct role of CD44v3 and CD44v6 in bladder cancer progression. shRNA-mediated downregulation of CD44v3 showed an increase effect on cell cycle, apoptosis and multiple downstream signaling cascade including pAkt, pERK and pSTAT3. Furthermore, 4-MU, an HA synthesis inhibitor, observed to complement the effect of Cisplatin or Doxorubicin by enhancing the chemosensitivity of bladder cancer cells. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings exhibit involvement of CD44 splice variants and HA family members in UBC and significance of 4-MU in enhancing chemosensitivity suggesting their novel therapeutic importance in disease therapeutics.


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Processamento Alternativo , Receptores de Hialuronatos/genética , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/patologia , Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Apoptose , Proliferação de Células , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Receptores de Hialuronatos/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Prognóstico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Células Tumorais Cultivadas , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/genética
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(11): 2663-2674, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31541338

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BACKGROUND: It is known that there are insufficient prognostic factors for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It was reported that PD-L1 was a prognostic factor for NSCLC,and c-Myc regulated the expression of PD-L1. Herein, we investigated c-Myc and PD-L1 expression and their association with overall survival (OS) in NSCLC. METHODS: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens were obtained from 128 patients with surgically resected primary NSCLC. Immunohistochemistry was used to assess the expression of PD-L1 and c-Myc in this study. Pearson's Chi squared test or Fisher's exact test was used to analyze the correlation of the expression of PD-L1 and c-Myc with clinicopathologic features. The relationship between OS and the expression of PD-L1 and c-Myc was evaluated by the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox proportional hazards model, respectively. RESULTS: Positive expression of PD-L1 was detected in 59 patients (46.1%). Patients with negative expression of PD-L1 had remarkably longer OS than those with positive expression of PD-L1. The positive expression rate of c-Myc in NSCLC accounted for 58.6% (75/128) and its expression was significantly more frequent in males (p = 0.002) and patients with lymph node metastasis (p = 0.029). PD-L1 expression was positively correlated with c-Myc expression (r = 0.459, p < 0.001). The PD-L1 and c-Myc double-positive group had a worse prognosis than other subgroups (p < 0.05), and the PD-L1 and c-Myc double-negative group had a better OS than other subgroups (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Conjoint analysis of the expression of PD-L1 and c-Myc was a better prognostic approach for NSCLC patients.


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Adenocarcinoma/secundário , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/secundário , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/metabolismo , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/metabolismo , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/genética , Taxa de Sobrevida
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(11): 2689-2697, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31541339

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PURPOSE: Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death. Recently, innovative diagnostic and prognostic molecular subtypes have been proposed. We revealed that extranodal extension (ENE) of lymph-node metastases independently influences survival. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate novel molecular subtyping with regard to the growth pattern of lymph-node metastases. METHODS: A total of 189 gastric carcinomas with lymph-node metastases were analyzed. The expression of p53, SOX2, SOX9, and the mismatch-repair gene products MLH1, PMS2, MSH2, and MSH6 were analyzed by immunohistochemistry. To determine the correlation with EBV infection, in situ hybridization for EBV-encoded small RNA (EBER) was applied. RESULTS: ENE was present in 36% of patients. EBV-positive carcinoma was evident in 5.8%, and p53 aberrant (chromosomal instable) tumors in 22.2%, a gastric cancer with deficient mismatch-repair status in 9%, and MSS/p53neg/EBVneg tumors were seen in 63% of patients. There was no significant correlation between the presence or absence of ENE and the molecular subtypes. However, a significant association between molecular subgroups and the Lauren classification, the oncogene SOX2, and tumor grading was detected. CONCLUSION: The present findings suggest that alterations in gastric cancer leading to ENE are not associated with alterations underpinning the molecular subgroups. Nonetheless, molecular subtyping on the basis of IHC and ISH is feasible and might become clinical routine. Thus, further studies are needed to clarify the mechanisms of extranodal extension in gastric cancer.


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Adenocarcinoma/classificação , Adenocarcinoma/secundário , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/classificação , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/metabolismo , Taxa de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
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Presse Med ; 48(9): 904-914, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31561847

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About 5% of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases occurred in the context of an underlying hereditary predisposition syndrome. Lynch syndrome is the main causes of hereditary CRC but is also associated with a higher risk of other cancers (such as endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer). It is the consequence of constitutional mutation in a MisMatch Repair (MMR) gene, involved in DNA repair: MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 or PMS2; or of the EPCAM gene (MSH2 promotor). If a mutation predisposing to Lynch Syndrome is identified in an individual, special monitoring should be initiated, adapted to estimated cancer risk. Clinical criteria (Amsterdam II and Bethesda) have been validated to identify the patients who should be referred for genetic counseling in order to initiate constitutional DNA testing. Furthermore, the French National Cancer Institute (INCa) systematically recommend tumoral testing looking for MMR system failure in case of CRC diagnosed under 60, endometrial cancer diagnosed under 50 or whatever the age in patients diagnosed with CRC or endometrial cancer harbouring personal or familal history of Lunch Syndrome cancers. In this review, we will discuss how to detect Lynch syndrome (identification of the index case and family screening) and how to monitor it in 2019.


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Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/terapia , Adenocarcinoma/diagnóstico , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Fatores Etários , Neoplasias Colorretais/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/genética , Reparo de Erro de Pareamento de DNA/genética , Detecção Precoce de Câncer , Neoplasias do Endométrio/diagnóstico , Neoplasias do Endométrio/genética , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Humanos , Intestino Grosso , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Neoplasias Ovarianas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Linhagem , Vigilância da População/métodos , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , Neoplasias Cutâneas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Neoplasias Urológicas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Urológicas/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4947-4955, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519600

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Insulin-like growth factor II mRNA-binding protein 3 (IMP3) plays an important role in the adhesion, invasion, and metastasis of tumor cells. Although emerging evidence suggests that IMP3 promotes tumor progression in several malignancies, the expression of IMP3 and its prognostic implication in adenocarcinoma of the ampulla of Vater (AVAC) has not been clarified to date. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The IMP3 expression status in 87 AVAC tissues was examined using immunostaining, and its association with various clinicopathological features and outcome of patients with AVAC was investigated. RESULTS: The vast majority (87.4%) of AVAC cases displayed at least focal cytoplasmic and membranous IMP3 immunoreactivity in tumor cells, whereas IMP3 expression was consistently absent from normal biliary epithelial cells. Tumor-specific IMP3 expression was associated with submucosal and pancreatic invasion, which were not identified in the corresponding hematoxylin and eosin-stained slides. This finding led to up-staging of the pathological tumor stage in two cases of well-differentiated AVAC. In addition, high IMP3 expression was significantly associated with a poorly differentiated histology (p=0.026). Survival analyses revealed that high IMP3 expression independently predicted shorter recurrence-free (p=0.003) and overall (p=0.029) survival. CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrated tumor-specific IMP3 expression in AVAC, which will be helpful in determining invasion depth and tumor extent in patients with well-differentiated tumors, as well as indicating worse survival of patients with AVAC. Our data highlight IMP3 expression status as a potential diagnostic and prognostic marker for AVAC.


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Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/mortalidade , Ampola Hepatopancreática/patologia , Neoplasias do Ducto Colédoco/genética , Neoplasias do Ducto Colédoco/mortalidade , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma/diagnóstico , Adenocarcinoma/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Neoplasias do Ducto Colédoco/diagnóstico , Neoplasias do Ducto Colédoco/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Carga Tumoral
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JAMA ; 322(5): 445-454, 2019 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31386140

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Importance: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the third most common cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. Objective: To systematically review benefits and harms of screening for pancreatic adenocarcinoma to inform the US Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources: MEDLINE, PubMed, and the Cochrane Collaboration Registry of Controlled Trials, from January 2002 through April 27, 2018; surveillance through March 22, 2019. Study Selection: Studies of adults with or without risk factors for pancreatic adenocarcinoma (eg, family history of pancreatic cancer, personal history of new-onset diabetes) undergoing imaging-based screening; studies of treatment for adults with screen-detected or asymptomatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Included study designs were randomized clinical trials, nonrandomized controlled intervention studies, diagnostic accuracy studies with a reference standard, cohort studies, and case-control studies (for evaluation of harms only). Studies consisting entirely of populations with known genetic syndromes associated with pancreatic cancer were excluded. Data Extraction and Synthesis: Two investigators independently reviewed abstracts and full-text articles and rated included studies for quality; data were quantitatively analyzed to calculate a pooled diagnostic yield and narratively synthesized. Main Outcomes and Measures: Mortality, morbidity, or quality of life; diagnostic accuracy of screening tests; any harm of screening or treatment. Results: Thirteen fair-quality prospective cohort screening studies (N = 1317) conducted predominantly in populations at high familial risk for pancreatic adenocarcinoma were included. No studies reported on the effect of screening on morbidity or mortality or on the effectiveness of treatment for screen-detected pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Although no studies evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of screening tests, all 13 studies reported the diagnostic yield. Yields ranged from 0 to 75 cases per 1000 persons in studies using endoscopic ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and/or computed tomography-based screening. In total, 18 cases of pancreatic adenocarcinoma were detected in 1156 adults at increased familial risk and 0 cases were detected in 161 average-risk adults. In 8 studies (n = 675) assessing procedural harms of screening, no serious harms from initial screening were reported. Two studies (n = 271) found no evidence of psychosocial harms related to screening. Evidence of surgical harms was limited. Conclusions and Relevance: Imaging-based screening in groups at high familial risk can detect pancreatic adenocarcinoma with limited evidence of minimal harms. However, the effect of screening on morbidity and mortality in groups at high familial risk has not been studied, and no data are available in average-risk populations. There is limited evidence to assess benefits or harms of surgical intervention for screen-detected pancreatic adenocarcinoma.


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Adenocarcinoma/diagnóstico por imagem , Detecção Precoce de Câncer , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/diagnóstico , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/mortalidade , Adenocarcinoma/cirurgia , Adulto , Detecção Precoce de Câncer/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Programas de Rastreamento/efeitos adversos , Pâncreas/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/cirurgia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias , Qualidade de Vida , Fatores de Risco , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(10): 2481-2493, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31451931

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PURPOSE: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC) represents one of the most fatal types of cancer with an exceptionally poor prognosis, underscoring the need for improved diagnostic and treatment approaches. An over-expression of somatostatin receptors (SST) as well as of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 has been shown for many tumour entities. Respective expression data for PAC, however, are scarce and contradictory. METHODS: Overall, 137 tumour samples from 70 patients, 26 of whom were diagnosed with PAC and 44 with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (PanNET), were compared in terms of SST and CXCR4 expression by immunohistochemical analysis using well-characterized rabbit monoclonal antibodies. RESULTS: Only SST1 and CXCR4 expression was detected in PAC tumours, with SST1 present in 42.3% and CXCR4 in 7.7% of cases. However, the overall staining intensity was very weak. In contrast to the tumour cells, in many PAC cases, tumour capillaries exhibited strong SST3, SST5, or CXCR4 expression. In PanNETs, SST2 was the most-prominently expressed receptor, observed in 75.0% of the tumours at medium-strong intensity. SST5, SST1, and CXCR4 expression was detected in 20.5%, 15.9%, and 11.4% of PanNET cases, respectively, but the staining intensity was only weak. SST2 positivity in PanNET, but not in PAC, was associated with favourable patient outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: SST or CXCR4 expression in PAC is clearly of no therapeutic relevance. However, indirect targeting of these tumours via SST3, SST5, or CXCR4 on tumour microvessels may represent a promising additional therapeutic strategy.


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Adenocarcinoma/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias Intestinais/genética , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Receptores CXCR4/genética , Somatostatina/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Adenocarcinoma/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma/mortalidade , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Neoplasias Intestinais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Intestinais/mortalidade , Neoplasias Intestinais/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/metabolismo , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/mortalidade , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/patologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Receptores CXCR4/metabolismo , Somatostatina/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 3101, 2019 07 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308377

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The identification of cancer-promoting genetic alterations is challenging particularly in highly unstable and heterogeneous cancers, such as esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Here we describe a machine learning algorithm to identify cancer genes in individual patients considering all types of damaging alterations simultaneously. Analysing 261 EACs from the OCCAMS Consortium, we discover helper genes that, alongside well-known drivers, promote cancer. We confirm the robustness of our approach in 107 additional EACs. Unlike recurrent alterations of known drivers, these cancer helper genes are rare or patient-specific. However, they converge towards perturbations of well-known cancer processes. Recurrence of the same process perturbations, rather than individual genes, divides EACs into six clusters differing in their molecular and clinical features. Experimentally mimicking the alterations of predicted helper genes in cancer and pre-cancer cells validates their contribution to disease progression, while reverting their alterations reveals EAC acquired dependencies that can be exploited in therapy.


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Adenocarcinoma/genética , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias Esofágicas/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Medicina de Precisão/métodos , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Biomarcadores Tumorais/antagonistas & inibidores , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Progressão da Doença , Dosagem de Genes , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Instabilidade Genômica , Humanos , Aprendizado de Máquina , Modelos Genéticos , Família Multigênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Taxa de Mutação , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(26): e16207, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31261569

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The cell-surface glycoprotein, mesothelin, is normally present on mesothelial cells. Overexpression of mesothelin has been reported in many tumors and is correlated with poor outcome. We investigated the clinicopathologic significance of mesothelin expression in colorectal adenocarcinoma with microsatellites instability (MSI) status.Mesothelin expression was evaluated immunohistochemically in tissue microarray blocks from 390 colorectal adenocarcinoma samples. Mesothelin expression was interpreted according to the intensity and extent. A score of 2 was considered high expression. We analyzed the correlation between mesothelin expression and clinicopathologic characteristics.High mesothelin expression was observed in 177 (45.4%) out of 390 colorectal adenocarcinoma samples and was significantly associated with high histologic grade (P = .037), lymphatic invasion (P = .028), lymph node metastasis (P = .028), and high AJCC stage (P = .026). Kaplan-Meier survival curves revealed no significant difference between patients with high mesothelin expression and patients with low mesothelin expression in both recurrence-free survival (RFS) and cancer-specific survival (P = .609 and P = .167, respectively). In subgroup survival analyses, high mesothelin expression was associated with poor RFS in the MSI-High group of colorectal adenocarcinoma (P = .004).High mesothelin expression was significantly associated with aggressive phenotypes and poor patient outcome in MSI-High colorectal adenocarcinoma.


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Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Proteínas Ligadas por GPI/metabolismo , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Adenocarcinoma/cirurgia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/cirurgia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenótipo , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Análise de Sobrevida , Análise Serial de Tecidos
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 3039, 2019 07 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31292446

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TFF1, a secreted protein, plays an essential role in keeping the integrity of gastric mucosa and its barrier function. Loss of TFF1 expression in the TFF1-knockout (KO) mouse leads to a pro-inflammatory phenotype with a cascade of gastric lesions that include low-grade dysplasia, high-grade dysplasia, and adenocarcinomas. In this study, we demonstrate nuclear localization of p-STATY705, with significant overexpression of several STAT3 target genes in gastric glands from the TFF1-KO mice. We also show frequent loss of TFF1 with nuclear localization of STAT3 in human gastric cancers. The reconstitution of TFF1 protein in human gastric cancer cells and 3D gastric glands organoids from TFF1-KO mice abrogates IL6-induced nuclear p-STAT3Y705 expression. Reconstitution of TFF1 inhibits IL6-induced STAT3 transcription activity, suppressing expression of its target genes. TFF1 blocks IL6Rα-GP130 complex formation through interfering with binding of IL6 to its receptor IL6Rα. These findings demonstrate a functional role of TFF1 in suppressing gastric tumorigenesis by impeding the IL6-STAT3 pro-inflammatory signaling axis.


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Adenocarcinoma/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Fator Trefoil-1/genética , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Células Epiteliais , Mucosa Gástrica/citologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Cultura Primária de Células/métodos , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Análise Serial de Tecidos , Fator Trefoil-1/metabolismo
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J Clin Pathol ; 72(11): 762-770, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31256008

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AIMS: Knowledge regarding the genetic features of ampullary carcinoma (AC) in European patients is limited. The utility of tumour markers for the establishment of a malignant diagnosis in biopsies from the ampullary region has not been fully elucidated. We aimed to describe the clinical, pathological, immunohistochemical (IHC) and genetic features of a Danish series of surgically resected ACs. METHODS: Surgically resected ACs (n=59) were examined regarding (1) clinicopathological features, (2) histological subtypes, (3) expression of IMP3, maspin, MUC5AC and S100P and (4) next-generation sequencing using a hybrid capture-based platform (Illumina HiSeq2500), including 315 cancer-related genes plus introns from 28 genes often rearranged or altered in cancer. Tumour mutational burden (TMB) and microsatellite instability (MSI) were also evaluated. RESULTS: Pancreatobiliary adenocarcinomas (PB-AC), intestinal adenocarcinomas (INT-AC), other ampullary tumours and mixed adenocarcinomas represented 45.8%, 23.7%, 16.9% and 13.6%. The proportion of IHC-positive ACs (score ≥2) was: Maspin (94.9%), IMP3 (67.8%), S100P (39.0%) and MUC5AC (18.6%). Most frequently altered genes were TP53 (59.3%), KRAS (40.7%), APC (27.8%), SMAD4 (20.4%), CDKN2A (16.7%) and ARID2/PIK3CA (each 11.1%). MUC5AC and S100P were frequently expressed in PB-AC, APC alterations frequent in INT-AC, SOX9 alterations were exclusive in INT-AC and MDM2 and FRS2 alterations in PB-AC. Four of 49 ACs (8.2%) were TMB-high/MSI-high and showed loss of MLH1 and PMS2. CONCLUSIONS: PB-AC was the most frequent histological subtype of AC. Maspin and IMP3 were the IHC tumour markers with the highest sensitivity. Adenocarcinoma subtypes differed regarding several genetic alterations, whose predictive value remains to be evaluated.


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Adenocarcinoma/química , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Ampola Hepatopancreática/química , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Neoplasias do Sistema Digestório/química , Neoplasias do Sistema Digestório/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Imuno-Histoquímica , Mutação , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Adenocarcinoma/cirurgia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Ampola Hepatopancreática/patologia , Ampola Hepatopancreática/cirurgia , Biomarcadores Tumorais/análise , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/análise , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Dinamarca , Neoplasias do Sistema Digestório/patologia , Neoplasias do Sistema Digestório/cirurgia , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Masculino , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mucina-5AC/análise , Mucina-5AC/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/análise , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Fenótipo , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Sistema de Registros , Ribonucleoproteínas Nucleolares Pequenas/análise , Ribonucleoproteínas Nucleolares Pequenas/genética , Serpinas/análise , Serpinas/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3609-3614, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262886

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The novel cytidine analog RX-3117, which is activated by uridine-cytidine kinase 2 (UCK2), shows encouraging activity in pancreatic and bladder cancer Phase IIa studies. In this study we highlight the potential role of UCK2 as a biomarker for selecting patients for RX-3117 treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The online genomics analysis and visualization platform, R2, developed by the Oncogenomics department at the AMC (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) was used for in silico UCK2-mRNA correlation with overall survival of pancreatic cancer patients, while UCK2 protein expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry on pancreatic tumor formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded sections from independent pancreatic cancer patients. mRNA expression was also determined for SUIT-2, PANC-1 and PDAC-3. Lastly, the drug sensitivity to RX-3117 was investigated using the Sulforhodamine-B cytotoxicity assay. RESULTS: The in silico data showed that a high UCK2-mRNA expression was correlated with a shorter overall survival in pancreatic cancer patients. Moreover, UCK2 protein expression was high in 21/25 patients, showing a significantly shorter mean. Overall Survival (8.4 versus 34.3 months, p=0.045). Sensitivity to RX-3117 varied between 0.6 and 11 µM. CONCLUSION: Pancreatic cancer cells are sensitive to pharmacologically achievable RX-3117 concentrations and UCK2 might be exploited as a biomarker for patient treatment selection.


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Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Citidina/análogos & derivados , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Uridina Quinase/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/metabolismo , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Citidina/farmacologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Uridina Quinase/genética
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Biochim Biophys Acta Rev Cancer ; 1872(1): 37-48, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31152823

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Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) has one of the fastest rising incidence rates in the U.S. and many other Western countries. One of the unique risk factors for EAC is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a chronic digestive condition in which acidic contents from the stomach, frequently mixed with duodenal bile, enter the esophagus resulting in esophageal tissue injury. At the cellular level, progression to EAC is underlined by continuous DNA damage caused by reflux and chronic inflammatory factors that increase the mutation rate and promote genomic instability. Despite recent successes in cancer diagnostics and treatment, EAC remains a poorly treatable disease. Recent research has shed new light on molecular alterations underlying progression to EAC and revealed novel treatment options. This review focuses on the genetic and molecular studies of EAC. The molecular changes that occur during the transformation of normal Barrett's esophagus to esophageal adenocarcinoma are also discussed.


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Adenocarcinoma/genética , Esôfago de Barrett/genética , Neoplasias Esofágicas/genética , Refluxo Gastroesofágico/genética , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Esôfago de Barrett/patologia , Dano ao DNA/genética , Neoplasias Esofágicas/patologia , Refluxo Gastroesofágico/patologia , Humanos , Fatores de Risco , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Gastroenterology ; 157(3): 744-759.e4, 2019 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31154022

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BACKGROUND & AIMS: Many genetic and environmental factors, including family history, dietary fat, and inflammation, increase risk for colon cancer development. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) is a nuclear receptor that regulates systemic lipid homeostasis. We explored the role of intestinal PPARα in colon carcinogenesis. METHODS: Colon cancer was induced in mice with intestine-specific disruption of Ppara (PparaΔIE), Pparafl/fl (control), and mice with disruption of Ppara that express human PPARA (human PPARA transgenic mice), by administration of azoxymethane with or without dextran sulfate sodium (DSS). Colons were collected from mice and analyzed by immunoblots, quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and histopathology. Liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry-based metabolomic analyses were performed on urine and colons. We used molecular biology and biochemical approaches to study mechanisms in mouse colons, primary intestinal epithelial cells, and colon cancer cell lines. Gene expression data and clinical features of patients with colorectal tumors were obtained from Oncomine, and human colorectal-tumor specimens and adjacent normal tissues were collected and analyzed by immunohistochemistry. RESULTS: Levels of Ppara messenger RNA were reduced in colon tumors from mice. PparaΔIE mice developed more and larger colon tumors than control mice following administration of azoxymethane, with or without DSS. Metabolomic analyses revealed increases in methylation-related metabolites in urine and colons from PparaΔIE mice, compared with control mice, following administration of azoxymethane, with or without DSS. Levels of DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) and protein arginine methyltransferase 6 (PRMT6) were increased in colon tumors from PparaΔIE mice, compared with colon tumors from control mice. Depletion of PPARα reduced the expression of retinoblastoma protein, resulting in increased expression of DNMT1 and PRMT6. DNMT1 and PRMT6 decreased expression of the tumor suppressor genes Cdkn1a (P21) and Cdkn1b (p27) via DNA methylation and histone H3R2 dimethylation-mediated repression of transcription, respectively. Fenofibrate protected human PPARA transgenic mice from azoxymethane and DSS-induced colon cancer. Human colon adenocarcinoma specimens had lower levels of PPARA and retinoblastoma protein and higher levels of DNMT1 and PRMT6 than normal colon tissues. CONCLUSIONS: Loss of PPARα from the intestine promotes colon carcinogenesis by increasing DNMT1-mediated methylation of P21 and PRMT6-mediated methylation of p27 in mice. Human colorectal tumors have lower levels of PPARA messenger RNA and protein than nontumor tissues. Agents that activate PPARα might be developed for chemoprevention or treatment of colon cancer.


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Adenocarcinoma/prevenção & controle , Colo/enzimologia , Neoplasias do Colo/prevenção & controle , DNA (Citosina-5-)-Metiltransferase 1/metabolismo , Metilação de DNA , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , PPAR alfa/metabolismo , Proteína-Arginina N-Metiltransferases/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma/enzimologia , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Animais , Anticarcinógenos/farmacologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/metabolismo , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/patologia , Colo/patologia , Neoplasias do Colo/enzimologia , Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , DNA (Citosina-5-)-Metiltransferase 1/genética , Metilação de DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Fenofibrato/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Camundongos da Linhagem 129 , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , PPAR alfa/agonistas , PPAR alfa/deficiência , PPAR alfa/genética , Proteína-Arginina N-Metiltransferases/genética , Transdução de Sinais
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(8): 1999-2012, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31172267

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BACKGROUND: The processes of prostate cancer (PCa) invasion and metastasis are facilitated by proteolytic cascade involving multiple proteases, such as matrix metalloproteinases, serine proteases and cysteine proteases including cathepsin K (CatK). CatK is predominantly secreted by osteoclasts and specifically degrades collagen I leading to bone destruction. PCa and breast cancer preferentially metastasize to the bone. Importantly, CatK expression level is greater in PCa bone metastatic sites compared to primary tumor and normal prostate tissues. However, the underlying mechanism of CatK during PCa metastases into the bone remains to be elucidated. We investigated the functional role of CatK during the PCa establishment and growth process in the murine bone. METHODS: CatK mRNA expression was validated by RT-PCR, protein expression by immunoblotting in PCa LNCaP, C4-2B, and PC3 cells as well as in PCa tissues. Its protein production was measured using ELISA assay. The effect of both knockdowns via siRNA and CatK inhibitor was compared in regard to PCa cell invasion. We further studied the dose-dependent CatK inhibitor effect on conditioned media-induced bone resorption. In setting up an animal model, C4-2B cells were injected into the tibiae of SCID mice. The animals treated with either vehicle or CatK inhibitor for 8 weeks at the time of tumor cell injection (tumor establishment model; protocol I) or 4 weeks after tumor cell injection (tumor progression model; protocol II) were applied to histological and histomorphometric analyses. RESULTS: We confirmed CatK expression in PCa LNCaP, C4-2B, and PC3 cells as well as in PCa tissues. Furthermore, we observed the inhibitory effects of a selective CatK inhibitor on PCa cell invasion. The CatK inhibitor dose-dependently inhibited PCa-conditioned media-induced bone resorption. Upon injection of C4-2B cells into the tibiae of SCID mice, the selective CatK inhibitor significantly prevented the tumor establishment in protocol I, and reduced the tumor growth in bone in protocol II. It also decreased serum PSA levels in both animal models. The inhibitory effects of the CatK inhibitor were enhanced in combination with zoledronic acid (ZA). CONCLUSION: The selective CatK inhibitor may prevent the establishment and progression of PCa in bone, thus making it a novel therapeutic approach for advanced PCa.


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Neoplasias Ósseas/prevenção & controle , Neoplasias Ósseas/secundário , Catepsina K/antagonistas & inibidores , Terapia de Alvo Molecular/métodos , Neoplasias da Próstata/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Inibidores de Proteases/uso terapêutico , Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Animais , Neoplasias Ósseas/genética , Catepsina K/genética , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos SCID , Células PC-3 , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Inibidores de Proteases/farmacologia , RNA Interferente Pequeno/farmacologia , RNA Interferente Pequeno/uso terapêutico , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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