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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5345-5352, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570428

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Accurate and timely assessment of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2/neu) overexpression is pivotal for the identification of breast cancer (BC) patients that could benefit from HER2-targeted therapy. Currently approved tissue-based HER2 assays (tHER2) are limited to testing HER2 status on tumor samples obtained at a few points in time during the course of the disease. Herein, we assessed serum HER2 (sHER2) status longitudinally in 81 serial samples prospectively collected from 43 consenting patients pre- and post-therapy to revisit the idea of serum testing in the follow-up of BC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The cohort included 11 patients with early BC (EBC), 17 with locally advanced BC (LABC), and 15 with metastatic BC (MBC). sHER2 concentrations were measured using a quantitative ELISA-based technique, using 15 ng/ml as the cut-off for positivity. RESULTS: At baseline, sHER2 was negative in all EBC patients while positive in 1 LABC and 5 MBC patients. Sixteen BC patients (10 LABC, 1 EBC, and 5 MBC) were tHER2 positive. sHER2 and tHER2 results were discordant in 14 patients. Among the 16 tHER2 positive patients, 9 LABC, 1 EBC and 2 MBC patients were sHER2 negative. Conversely, 2 MBC patients were sHER2 positive, despite being tHER2 negative. A rise or drop of sHER2 by >20% correlated with disease progression or pathological response to therapy, respectively. CONCLUSION: The study demonstrated the technical validity and feasibility of the sHER2 assay. Findings suggest that post initial tissue diagnosis (tHER2), sHER2 assay may supplement subsequent tissue tests to monitor disease status and response to therapy. Further studies to assess the role of HER2 targeted therapies in sHER-positive/tHER2-negative cases upon disease progression are warranted.


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Neoplasias da Mama/sangue , Receptor ErbB-2/sangue , Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Oncogenes/genética , Projetos Piloto
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5353-5359, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570429

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BACKGROUND: Identification of genetic prognostic biomarkers, such as germline variants, are urgently needed to choose optimal treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The prognostic value of anoctamin 7 (ANO7) rs77559646 on docetaxel response was tested in a prospective PROSTY randomized trial and a retrospective Auria Biobank set. The variant rs77559646 was genotyped and its association with progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) was tested. RESULTS: In comparison with the non-carriers, the variant carriers had longer PFS (p=0.005) and OS (p=0.003) in the PROSTY cohort. In the retrospective cohort, there was a borderline association with PFS (p=0.09), but not in OS (p=0.9). In both cohorts, Cox regression multivariate models revealed that rs77559646 was an independent prognostic factor for favourable PFS. CONCLUSION: The rs77559646 was shown to be a prognostic germline biomarker for better response to docetaxel treatments. To our knowledge, this is the first time that a non-coding germline variant has been associated with chemotherapy of mCRPC.


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Anoctaminas/genética , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Docetaxel/uso terapêutico , Variação Genética/genética , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Estudos de Coortes , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Prospectivos , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5427-5436, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570437

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most common tumor diseases in adults, and new specific biomarkers are urgently needed to define diagnosis and prognosis of patients with RCC as well as monitor the outcome of therapeutic interventions. The enzyme nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT) is believed to represent such a marker molecule in RCC therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: NNMT expression was examined by western blotting in samples from patients with RCC and in RCC cell lines. Effects of NNMT on cell growth and metabolism were assessed using the Hoechst 33342 reagent assay and Vita-Orange cell viability assay. Incubation experiments were performed to study the influence of methionine and interleukin-6 (IL6) on expression of NNMT. RESULTS: In patient samples, NNMT was up-regulated depending on the stage of progression. Investigations in an RCC cell culture model showed that after modulation of NNMT expression, cellular metabolism, but not cell growth was affected. This regulatory function was also dependent on the presence of the NNMT precursor substrate methionine and IL6. CONCLUSION: The metabolism-regulatory activity of NNMT depends on the precursor substrate methionine and the presence of IL6. The function of methionine appears to be dependent on the stage of progression, since in individual RCC cell lines, opposing effects on metabolism were demonstrated. This, in turn, reflects the thoroughly complex situation in the clinic.


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Carcinoma de Células Renais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Renais/metabolismo , Metionina/metabolismo , Nicotinamida N-Metiltransferase/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Progressão da Doença , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Prognóstico , Regulação para Cima/fisiologia
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5437-5448, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570438

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a key multi-step process which enables cancer cells to detach from the epithelial primary tumor mass and allows them to metastasize to distant organs. We immunohistochemically analyzed the expression of the transcription factors (TWIST-1, SLUG, ZEB1, ZEB2) and components of the extracellular matrix (laminin-5, fibronectin) which influence the EMT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Primary human breast (MDA-MB-231), colon (HT29, HCT116), ovarian (SKOV3, OVCAR3) and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell lines (UTSCC2, UTSCC24A) grown as xenografts were immunohistochemically analyzed in vitro and in vivo. RESULTS: A high SLUG expression was observed in every cancer entity both in vitro and in vivo. ZEB1 and ZEB2 showed a high in vivo expression especially in SKOV3 and in in vitro grown MDA-MB-231 cells. CONCLUSION: SLUG expression showed the highest expression in all cancer entities investigated. Hence, it presumably represents the master regulator of EMT in these metastatic tumor entities.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/fisiologia , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Células HCT116 , Células HT29 , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica/métodos , Homeobox 2 de Ligação a E-box com Dedos de Zinco/metabolismo , Homeobox 1 de Ligação a E-box em Dedo de Zinco/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5695-5701, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570469

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Large tumor size and arterioportal shunt are poor prognostic factors for hepatocellular carcinoma. Lenvatinib is a novel and potent multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor developed in Japan. A 66-year-old woman with hepatocellular carcinoma and untreated hepatitis C was referred to our hospital. She was judged as unresectable and was treated with four sessions of transarterial chemoembolization; however, the therapeutic effect was unsatisfactory because of major arterioportal shunt. Lenvatinib was sequentially administered for 4 months. Thereafter, we observed tumor shrinkage, complete disappearance of arterioportal shunt, and obvious improvement in liver function. A curative conversion hepatectomy was successfully accomplished. The extremely high levels of tumor markers almost normalized; the pretreatment levels were 1,008,021 ng/ml for alpha-fetoprotein. At 1 year after the primary treatment, the patient has not experienced recurrence. To our knowledge, this is the first case of a patient with initially unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma with arterioportal shunt who underwent conversion hepatectomy after multidisciplinary treatment, including lenvatinib.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/cirurgia , Hepatectomia/métodos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/cirurgia , Compostos de Fenilureia/uso terapêutico , Quinolinas/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Quimioembolização Terapêutica/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/cirurgia , alfa-Fetoproteínas/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5721-5724, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570473

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BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to identify risk factors for recurrence of patients with stage III colorectal cancer by assessing clinicopathological features. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 231 patients with stage III colorectal cancer who underwent curative resection between 2006 and 2012 at the Department of Surgery of the Jikei University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Clinicopathological data of the patients were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS: The recurrence rate was 27.7% (64/231) in the study group. The univariate analysis for recurrence identified five risk factors: site of primary tumor (rectal cancer), surgical procedure (open surgery), preoperative serum CEA level (>5 ng/ml), preoperative serum CA19-9 level (>37 U/ml), and number of metastatic lymph nodes (over three metastases). The multivariate analysis for recurrence identified three risk factors: rectal cancer, preoperative serum CEA level >5.0 ng/ml 95%, and more than three metastatic lymph nodes. CONCLUSION: The risk factors for stage III colorectal cancer recurrence seem to be rectal cancer, preoperative serum CEA level >5.0 ng/ml, and more than three metastatic lymph nodes.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Antígeno CA-19-9/metabolismo , Antígeno Carcinoembrionário/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Japão , Linfonodos/metabolismo , Linfonodos/patologia , Metástase Linfática/patologia , Masculino , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/metabolismo , Estadiamento de Neoplasias/métodos , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5773-5780, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570481

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Serum γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is reportedly associated with survival and therapeutic response in various malignancies; however, as far as we are aware its impact on metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) has never been assessed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty consecutive men with mCRPC receiving enzalutamide at a single cancer center were retrospectively evaluated. The primary endpoint was overall survival (OS) and the secondary endpoints were prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response, maximal PSA change, and PSA progression-free survival (PSA-PFS). RESULTS: Multivariable analysis demonstrated that elevation of GGT (≥40 U/l) was significantly and independently associated with shorter OS (hazard ratio(HR)=3.61; p=0.004), as were lower hemoglobin (HR=6.04; p<0.001) and higher PSA (HR=4.38; p=0.009). Elevated GGT was also associated with poorer PSA response, maximal PSA change, and shorter PSA-PFS. CONCLUSION: Elevated GGT was an adverse prognostic indicator in men with mCRPC receiving enzalutamide. External validations would improve the generality of our findings.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Feniltioidantoína/análogos & derivados , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/sangue , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , gama-Glutamiltransferase/sangue , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Progressão da Doença , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Segunda Neoplasia Primária/sangue , Segunda Neoplasia Primária/tratamento farmacológico , Feniltioidantoína/uso terapêutico , Prognóstico , Antígeno Prostático Específico/sangue , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5505-5513, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570444

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The potential of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) system as a prognostic predictor has been evaluated in several cancer types. However, associations between MMR and the prognostic factors of ovarian cancer are poorly understood. PATIENTS AND METHODS: MLH1 expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in patients with advanced serous ovarian cancer treated with platinum- and taxane-based chemotherapy. Associations between MLH1 expression and clinicopathological factors as well as claudin-4 expression were examined. RESULTS: Low MLH1 expression was significantly associated with increased progression-free and overall survival, and a normalisation of CA125 levels after chemotherapy. Additionally, low claudin-4 expression was more frequently found among the group with low MLH1 expression. CONCLUSION: Low MLH1 expression was associated with improved prognosis and is a possible predictor of the chemosensitivity of ovarian cancer. Claudin-4 might be involved in the molecular mechanisms underlying how MLH1 influences survival and chemosensitivity in patients with ovarian cancer.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Hidrocarbonetos Aromáticos com Pontes/farmacologia , Proteína 1 Homóloga a MutL/metabolismo , Compostos Organoplatínicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/metabolismo , Taxoides/farmacologia , Idoso , Antígeno Ca-125/metabolismo , Claudina-4/metabolismo , Reparo de Erro de Pareamento de DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica/métodos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão
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J Appl Oral Sci ; 27: e20180348, 2019 Sep 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31508790

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SOX2 is a transcription factor related to the maintenance of stem cells in a pluripotent state. Podoplanin is a type of transmembrane sialoglycoprotein, which plays an important role in tumor progression and metastasis. This study aims to determine association of SOX2 and podoplanin expression in the progression of oral squamous cell carcinomas and to elucidate the association between two proteins. Label="METHODOLOGY">The immunohistochemical expression of SOX2 and podoplanin were evaluated in 60 cases of primary oral squamous cell carcinomas. The correlation between the SOX2 and podoplanin expression and the clinicopathological features of the tumors and the patient outcomes were assessed. RESULTS The expression of SOX2 was seen in 38/60 (63%) of the cases and the expression for podoplanin was seen in 45/60 (75%) cases. There was a significant inverse correlation between the expression of SOX2 and podoplanin with the tumor grade (p=0.002 and p=0.017, respectively). There was a high expression of SOX2 in 9/13 cases that presented with disease free survival. Survival analysis showed that a high expression of SOX2 correlated positively (p=0.043) with the disease-free survival. There was a significant positive association between the pattern of SOX2 and podoplanin expression (p=0.002). CONCLUSION A high expression of SOX2 was associated with better disease-free survival. The expression of podoplanin was associated with the degree of differentiation of the tumors. Analysis of these biomarkers can aid in the prognosis and treatment of oral squamous cell carcinomas.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/análise , Neoplasias Bucais/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição SOXB1/análise , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/análise , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Valores de Referência , Estatísticas não Paramétricas , Fatores de Tempo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(37): e17179, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31517874

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We investigated oxidative stress parameters in the sera of patients with lung cancer and healthy individuals to evaluate their correlations with lung cancer.Ninety-four lung cancer patients and 64 healthy controls were enrolled after obtaining informed consent. Their sera oxidative stress parameters were measured.Total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), and oxidative stress index (OSI) were significantly different between patients and healthy groups (all P < .001). TAS gradually decreased and TOS and OSI gradually increased from stage I to III, but it did not reach statistical significance (all P > .05). TAS and OSI were significantly different between the nonsmoking and smoking groups, radiotherapy and without radiotherapy groups, chemotherapy and without chemotherapy groups (P < .05), but not TOS (P > .05). In a receiver operating characteristic curve analysis comparing patients with lung cancer with healthy controls, the Youden indices of TOS, TAS, and OSI were 0.541, 0.532, and 1, respectively.The oxidative stress may be correlation with lung cancer staging. Smoking, surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy showed correlation with parts oxidative stress parameters.


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Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/sangue , Oxidantes/sangue , Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estresse Oxidativo , Curva ROC , Fumar/sangue
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Tumour Biol ; 41(9): 1010428319878536, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31552812

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Histone H2AX undergoes phosphorylation as an answer to DNA double-strand breaks, which in turn are part of the oncogenic procedure. The detection of gamma-H2AX can potentially serve as a biomarker for transformation of normal tissue to premalignant and consequently to malignant tissues. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of gamma-H2AX expression in breast cancer. Gamma-H2AX expression in tissues from 110 breast cancer patients was analyzed by immunohistochemistry and correlated with clinicopathological variables. Greater tumor size, higher grade, and the number of affected lymph nodes are significantly associated with greater values of gamma-H2AX. In addition, gamma-H2AX differs significantly among patients' International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage. Higher values of estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor are significantly associated with lower gamma-H2AX values. In conclusion, a positive association between gamma-H2AX expression and infaust histopathological parameters was observed.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/biossíntese , Neoplasias da Mama Masculina/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Histonas/biossíntese , Idoso , Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Mama/cirurgia , Neoplasias da Mama Masculina/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Mama Masculina/cirurgia , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Modelos Lineares , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Fosforilação , Receptores Estrogênicos , Receptores de Progesterona
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(10): 2519-2527, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31485769

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PURPOSE: Prostaglandin-mediated inflammatory reactions play a major role in different cancers. Recently, it has been observed that prostaglandin E2-receptor 3 (EP3) might be an independent prognostic factor for overall survival in cervical and endometrial cancer. The role of EP3 expression in ovarian cancer is currently unknown. METHODS: EP3 expression was analyzed by immunohistochemistry in 156 patient samples using the IR-scoring system. Expression levels were correlated with clinical and pathological parameters and with overall survival (OS) to assess for prognostic relevance. Data analysis was performed using Spearman's correlations, Kruskal-Wallis test and Kaplan-Meier estimates. RESULTS: EP3 expression was significantly higher in clear-cell carcinoma (p < 0.001) compared to the other histological subtypes. No further correlations with clinical parameters could be found. EP3 expression correlated significantly with FSH-receptor expression (p < 0.001), galectin-1 expression in the tumor (p = 0.012) and with cytoplasmatic TA-MUC1 expression (p = 0.001). None of these parameters showed significant correlation with OS. In the TA-MUC1 negative subgroup, EP3 negative patients showed significantly longer OS (median OS: 102 months vs. 34 months in EP3 positive patients, p = 0.035), while EP3 did not appear to have prognostic relevance in the TA-MUC1-positive subgroup. CONCLUSION: The potential prognostic relevance of EP3 expression for OS in TA-MUC1 negative patients might reflect an interplay between the COX and the MUC1 pathway, as it has been shown that MUC1 could induce COX2 expression. Our findings support the importance of the prostanoid signaling in TA-MUC1 negative ovarian cancer; however, future studies are necessary to characterize specific pathways and possible interactions.


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Mucina-1/metabolismo , Neoplasias Ovarianas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Ovarianas/mortalidade , Receptores de Prostaglandina E Subtipo EP3/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Gradação de Tumores , Metástase Neoplásica , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Prognóstico , Análise de Sobrevida
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Internist (Berl) ; 60(10): 1021-1031, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31486857

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In pathological diagnostics, monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are mainly used for immunhistochemical analysis. After an initial histological evaluation, a precise panel of antibodies is selected in order to stain the slides by using an indirect immune method. The most frequent issues include localisation of the primary tumor in cases of metastases, determination of undifferentiated tumors, subtyping of lympho-proliferative diseases and soft tissue tumors, as well as the assessment of proliferation via Ki-67. Increasing importance in mAb-based diagnostics is attributed to the analysis of predictive biomarkers such as hormone receptors, mismatch repair proteins (MMR) and programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1). Their evaluation is performed by using different scores, which the clinical physician needs to be aware of due to their direct therapeutic implications.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Reparo de Erro de Pareamento de DNA , Imuno-Histoquímica/métodos , Neoplasias/patologia , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/metabolismo
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(10): 2413-2422, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31492983

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PURPOSE: Polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4) is a serine/threonine protein kinase that regulates centriole duplication. PLK4 deregulation causes centrosome number abnormalities, mitotic defects, chromosomal instability and, consequently, tumorigenesis. Therefore, PLK4 has emerged as a therapeutic target for the treatment of multiple cancers. In this review, we summarize the critical role of centrosome amplification and PLK4 in cancer. We also highlight recent advances in the development of PLK4 inhibitors and discuss potential combination therapies for cancer. METHODS: The relevant literature from PubMed is reviewed in this article. The ClinicalTrials.gov database was searched for clinical trials related to the specific topic. RESULTS: PLK4 is aberrantly expressed in multiple cancers and has prognostic value. Targeting PLK4 with inhibitors suppresses tumor growth in vitro and in vivo. CONCLUSIONS: PLK4 plays an important role in centrosome amplification and tumor progression. PLK4 inhibitors used alone or in combination with other drugs have shown significant anticancer efficacy, suggesting a potential therapeutic strategy for cancer. The results of relevant clinical trials await evaluation.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais , Neoplasias/etiologia , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/metabolismo , Centrossomo/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Metástase Neoplásica , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/patologia , Especificidade de Órgãos/genética , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/química , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(10): 2625-2631, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31492984

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PURPOSE: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are effective against a wide variety of cancers. However, they also induce a plethora of unique immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Since for many organ systems symptoms can be unspecific, differential diagnosis with progression of disease or infection may be difficult. C-reactive protein (CRP) has been suggested as a marker for infection. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of CRP in differentiating infectious causes from autoimmune side effects induced by ICIs. METHODS: In order to investigate the role of CRP in irAEs, we screened our patient data base. Only events with full infectious workup were included. In total 88 events of irAEs in 37 melanoma patients were analyzed. CRP levels before and during irAEs were evaluated. Statistical analyses were conducted using the Chi-square test for categorical variables. RESULTS: At the onset of irAE, CRP rose in 93% of cases to a mean of 52.7 mg/L (CI 35.1-70.3) from 8.4 mg/L at baseline (normal < 5 mg/L) (P < 0.0001). Other causes of CRP elevation including infectious diseases were excluded, and procalcitonin (PCT) levels were normal in 92% of events. Importantly, in 42% of cases CRP elevations preceded clinical symptoms. CONCLUSION: CRP elevation can predict the onset of irAEs in patients treated with ICIs in the absence of infectious disease.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Biomarcadores , Proteína C-Reativa , Imunomodulação , Adulto , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Feminino , Humanos , Imunomodulação/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Adulto Jovem
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(10): 2495-2506, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31494736

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PURPOSE: Histology samples are important for the appropriate administration of tumor type-specific cytotoxic and molecular-targeted therapies for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). When biopsy samples lack a definite morphology, a diagnosis can be selected from three subtypes based on immunohistochemistry (IHC) results, as follows: favor adenocarcinoma (ADC), favor squamous cell carcinoma (SQC), or not otherwise specified (NOS)-null. In terms of patient outcome, however, the validity of IHC-based classifications remains unknown. METHODS: A large series of 152 patients with advanced NSCLC whose diagnoses had been made based on morphological findings and who had been homogeneously treated were enrolled. We used IHC staining (TTF-1, SP-A, p40, and CK5/6) to examine tumor samples and refined the diagnoses. We then analyzed the pathological subgroups according to the IHC staining results. RESULTS: IHC profiling resulted in 50% of the cases being classified as favor ADC, 31% being classified as favor SQC, and 19% being classified as NOS-null groups. Compared with the favor ADC and favor SQC groups, the NOS-null group had a significantly poorer outcome. Pemetrexed-containing platinum regimens produced a response rate similar to that of other platinum doublet regimens in the favor ADC group (44% vs. 46%), whereas it produced a poorer response in the favor SQC group (0% vs. 52%) and the NOS-null group (0% vs. 24%). The favor ADC group tended to have a higher percentage of EGFR positivity and ALK positivity than the favor SQC group (25% vs. 11% and 7% vs. 0%, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: These findings support the use of immunohistological subtyping of NSCLC biopsy specimens to select patient-appropriate treatments.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Biópsia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/terapia , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Cancer Treat Rev ; 79: 101887, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31491661

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Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) was defined as a "recalcitrant cancer" because of its dismal prognosis and lack of outcome improvements in the last 30 years. Immunotherapy with checkpoint inhibitors revolutionized treatment in many cancer types and results from the IMpower133 study, a double-blind placebo-controlled phase III trial, showed overall survival benefit for atezolizumab when added to standard platinum-etoposide chemotherapy in first-line SCLC setting for the first time since years. Trials with other checkpoint inhibitors, e.g. pembrolizumab, durvalumab, nivolumab and ipilimumab, are ongoing in various settings, but, to date, there are no defined factors to identify patients who are more likely to benefit from such treatments. This review summarizes results of immunotherapy trials in SCLC for first-line, maintenance and further-line therapies for single-agents and combinations with checkpoint inhibitors. Predictive factors from these trials are reviewed in order to identify their clinical value, with particular emphasis on PD-L1 expression on both tumor cells and in stroma, especially in pembrolizumab-treated patients, and tumor mutational burden, for patients treated with the ipilimumab and nivolumab combination.


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Imunoterapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/imunologia , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/terapia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Terapia Combinada , Humanos , Imunomodulação/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Imunoterapia/tendências , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/mortalidade , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/patologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Cancer Treat Rev ; 79: 101888, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31491663

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Metaplastic breast carcinomas (MPBC) are rare, aggressive and relatively chemorefractory tumors with a high unmet need. While most are "triple negative" and lack expression of estrogen, progesterone and HER2 receptors, MPBC are associated with worse outcomes compared to conventional triple negative invasive tumors. MPBCs are genetically heterogeneous and harbor somatic mutations, most frequently in TP53, PIK3CA and PTEN, with emerging studies suggesting a role for novel targeted therapies. These tumors have also been associated with overexpression of PD-L1 and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes suggesting an endogenous immune response and therefore a rationale for treatment with immunotherapies. Here, we focus on therapeutic options for this difficult to treat breast cancer subtype and encourage physicians to consider targeted therapies/immunotherapies as part of ongoing clinical trials.


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Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Animais , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Neoplasias da Mama/etiologia , Neoplasias da Mama/mortalidade , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Terapia Combinada/métodos , Gerenciamento Clínico , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Feminino , Variação Genética , Humanos , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Cancer Treat Rev ; 79: 101893, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31499407

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BACKGROUND: The management of locally advanced rectal cancer (RC) is an evolving clinical field where the multidisciplinary approach can reach its best, and liquid biopsy for obtaining tumor-derived component such as circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) might provide complementary informations. METHODS: A systematic review of studies available in literature of liquid biopsy in non-metastatic RC has been performed according to PRISMA criteria to assess the role of ctDNA as a diagnostic, predictive and prognostic biomarker in this setting. RESULTS: Twenty-five publications have been retrieved, of which 8 full-text articles, 7 abstracts and 10 clinical trials. Results have been categorized into three groups: diagnostic, predictive and prognostic. Few but promising data are available about the use of liquid biopsy for early diagnosis of RC, with the main limitation of sensitivity due to low concentrations of ctDNA in this setting. In terms of prediction of response to chemoradiation, still inconclusive data are available about the utility of a pre-treatment liquid biopsy, whereas some studies report a positive correlation with a dynamic (pre/post-treatment) monitoring. The presence of minimal residual disease by ctDNA was consistently associated with worse prognosis across studies. CONCLUSIONS: The use of liquid biopsy for monitoring response to chemoradiation and assess the risk of disease recurrence are the most advanced potential applications for liquid biopsy in RC, with implications also in the context of non-operative management strategies.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais , Biópsia Líquida , Neoplasias Retais/diagnóstico , DNA Tumoral Circulante , DNA de Neoplasias , Humanos , Biópsia Líquida/métodos , Metástase Neoplásica , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Células Neoplásicas Circulantes , Prognóstico , Neoplasias Retais/etiologia , Neoplasias Retais/mortalidade , Neoplasias Retais/terapia , Recidiva , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4743-4748, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519574

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Overexpression of human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) allows disordered proliferation and immortality of malignant cells, which has been of interest for the development of targeted therapies. The present study aimed to characterize hTERT gene expression in a series of cancer cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Leukemia cell lines K-562, its vincristine-resistant derivative K-562-Lucena1 and daunorubicin-resistant derivative FEPS; gastric adenocarcinoma lines AGP01, ACP02 and ACP03; melanoma SK-Mel-103 cells; and MN01 and MRC5, two non-neoplastic cell lines were analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction in order to evaluate hTERT gene expression. RESULTS: In leukemia cells, hTERT gene expression was significantly increased only in K-562 (p<0.05) and K-562-Lucena1 (p<0.001) when compared to the calibrator MRC5. For solid tumor types, only ACP03 presented a significant hTERT gene expression when compared to ACP02 (p<0.05). hTERT gene expression in K-562 and K-562-L ucena was significantly increased (p<0.05 to p<0.001) compared to all other cell lines except ACP03. CONCLUSION: In leukemia cell lines, hTERT gene overexpression was shown to be a potential target for pharmacological assays for drugs aiming to inhibit telomerase activity and control cell proliferation in oncohematological diseases.


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Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Telomerase/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Neoplasias Hematológicas/genética , Humanos , Neoplasias/genética , Especificidade de Órgãos/genética
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