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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1287: 183-200, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33034033

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Notch promotes breast cancer progression through tumor initiating cell maintenance, tumor cell fate specification, proliferation, survival, and motility. In addition, Notch is recognized as a decisive mechanism in regulating various juxtacrine and paracrine communications in the tumor microenvironment (TME). In this chapter, we review recent studies on stress-mediated Notch activation within the TME and sequelae such as angiogenesis, extracellular matrix remodeling, changes in the innate and adaptive immunophenotype, and therapeutic perspectives.


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Neoplasias da Mama , Receptores Notch/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Microambiente Tumoral , Neoplasias da Mama/irrigação sanguínea , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Humanos , Neovascularização Patológica , Comunicação Parácrina
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4977, 2020 10 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020483

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Although thousands of breast cancer cells disseminate and home to bone marrow until primary surgery, usually less than a handful will succeed in establishing manifest metastases months to years later. To identify signals that support survival or outgrowth in patients, we profile rare bone marrow-derived disseminated cancer cells (DCCs) long before manifestation of metastasis and identify IL6/PI3K-signaling as candidate pathway for DCC activation. Surprisingly, and similar to mammary epithelial cells, DCCs lack membranous IL6 receptor expression and mechanistic dissection reveals IL6 trans-signaling to regulate a stem-like state of mammary epithelial cells via gp130. Responsiveness to IL6 trans-signals is found to be niche-dependent as bone marrow stromal and endosteal cells down-regulate gp130 in premalignant mammary epithelial cells as opposed to vascular niche cells. PIK3CA activation renders cells independent from IL6 trans-signaling. Consistent with a bottleneck function of microenvironmental DCC control, we find PIK3CA mutations highly associated with late-stage metastatic cells while being extremely rare in early DCCs. Our data suggest that the initial steps of metastasis formation are often not cancer cell-autonomous, but also depend on microenvironmental signals.


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Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Transdução de Sinais , Medula Óssea/patologia , Mama/citologia , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Receptor gp130 de Citocina/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Interleucina-6/genética , Mutação , Metástase Neoplásica/genética , Receptores de Interleucina-6/deficiência , Receptores de Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Células Estromais/metabolismo , Microambiente Tumoral
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(Suppl 14): 359, 2020 Sep 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32998692

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BACKGROUND: The abundance of molecular profiling of breast cancer tissues entailed active research on molecular marker-based early diagnosis of metastasis. Recently there is a surging interest in combining gene expression with gene networks such as protein-protein interaction (PPI) network, gene co-expression (CE) network and pathway information to identify robust and accurate biomarkers for metastasis prediction, reflecting the common belief that cancer is a systems biology disease. However, controversy exists in the literature regarding whether network markers are indeed better features than genes alone for predicting as well as understanding metastasis. We believe much of the existing results may have been biased by the overly complicated prediction algorithms, unfair evaluation, and lack of rigorous statistics. In this study, we propose a simple approach to use network edges as features, based on two types of networks respectively, and compared their prediction power using three classification algorithms and rigorous statistical procedure on one of the largest datasets available. To detect biomarkers that are significant for the prediction and to compare the robustness of different feature types, we propose an unbiased and novel procedure to measure feature importance that eliminates the potential bias from factors such as different sample size, number of features, as well as class distribution. RESULTS: Experimental results reveal that edge-based feature types consistently outperformed gene-based feature type in random forest and logistic regression models under all performance evaluation metrics, while the prediction accuracy of edge-based support vector machine (SVM) model was poorer, due to the larger number of edge features compared to gene features and the lack of feature selection in SVM model. Experimental results also show that edge features are much more robust than gene features and the top biomarkers from edge feature types are statistically more significantly enriched in the biological processes that are well known to be related to breast cancer metastasis. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, this study validates the utility of edge features as biomarkers but also highlights the importance of carefully designed experimental procedures in order to achieve statistically reliable comparison results.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Máquina de Vetores de Suporte , Área Sob a Curva , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Feminino , Redes Reguladoras de Genes/genética , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Metástase Neoplásica , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas/genética , Curva ROC
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Lancet Oncol ; 21(10): 1283-1295, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33002436

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BACKGROUND: HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer is incurable and new treatments are needed. Addition of atezolizumab to trastuzumab emtansine might potentiate anticancer immunity and enhance the HER2-targeted cytotoxic activity of trastuzumab emtansine. We aimed to test this combination in HER2-positive advanced breast cancer that had progressed after previous treatment with trastuzumab and a taxane. METHODS: The KATE2 study is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 study at 68 centres from nine countries across Asia, Australia, North America, and western Europe. Eligible patients were adults (aged ≥18 years) with an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1 and centrally confirmed, measurable, HER2-positive advanced breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab and a taxane. Patients were randomly assigned (2:1) either trastuzumab emtansine (3·6 mg/kg of bodyweight) plus atezolizumab (1200 mg) or trastuzumab emtansine plus placebo; all study drugs were administered by intravenous infusion every 3 weeks. Randomisation was done via an interactive voice and web response system using a permuted block scheme (block size of six) and was stratified by PD-L1 status, world region, and liver metastases. Patients, investigators, and study team members were masked to treatment allocation. The primary endpoint was investigator-assessed progression-free survival in the intention-to-treat population. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02924883, and the study has been completed. FINDINGS: Between Sept 26, 2016, and Aug 7, 2017, 330 patients were screened for the study, of whom 202 were randomly allocated either atezolizumab (n=133) or placebo (n=69). At the recommendation of the independent data monitoring committee, treatment assignment was unmasked on Dec 11, 2017, due to futility and the numerically higher frequency of adverse events among patients assigned atezolizumab. This date was set as the clinical cutoff for the primary analysis. Median follow-up was 8·5 months (IQR 6·1-11·5) for patients assigned atezolizumab and 8·4 months (5·3-11·1) for those assigned placebo. Median progression-free survival was 8·2 months (95% CI 5·8-10·7) for patients assigned atezolizumab versus 6·8 months (4·0-11·1) for those assigned placebo (stratified hazard ratio 0·82, 95% CI 0·55-1·23; p=0·33). The most common grade 3 or worse adverse events were thrombocytopenia (17 [13%] among 132 patients who received atezolizumab vs three [4%] among 68 who received placebo), increased aspartate aminotransferase (11 [8%] vs two [3%]), anaemia (seven [5%] vs 0), neutropenia (six [5%] vs three [4%]), and increased alanine aminotransferase (six [5%] vs two [3%]). Serious adverse events occurred in 43 (33%) of 132 patients who received atezolizumab and 13 (19%) of 68 patients who received placebo. One patient who received atezolizumab died due to a treatment-related adverse event (haemophagocytic syndrome). INTERPRETATION: Addition of atezolizumab to trastuzumab emtansine did not show a clinically meaningful improvement in progression-free survival and was associated with more adverse events. Further study of trastuzumab emtansine plus atezolizumab is warranted in a subpopulation of patients with PD-L1-positive, HER2-positive advanced breast cancer. FUNDING: F Hoffman-La Roche.


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Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansina/uso terapêutico , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Receptor ErbB-2/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Método Duplo-Cego , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento
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Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc ; 2020: 1536-1539, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33018284

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Semi-automatic measurements are performed on 18FDG PET-CT images to monitor the evolution of metastatic sites in the clinical follow-up of metastatic breast cancer patients. Apart from being time-consuming and prone to subjective approximation, semi-automatic tools cannot make the difference between cancerous regions and active organs, presenting a high 18FDG uptake.In this work, we combine a deep learning-based approach with a superpixel segmentation method to segment the main active organs (brain, heart, bladder) from full-body PET images. In particular, we integrate a superpixel SLIC algorithm at different levels of a convolutional network. Results are compared with a deep learning segmentation network alone. The methods are cross-validated on full-body PET images of 36 patients and tested on the acquisitions of 24 patients from a different study center, in the context of the ongoing EPICUREseinmeta study. The similarity between the manually defined organ masks and the results is evaluated with the Dice score. Moreover, the amount of false positives is evaluated through the positive predictive value (PPV).According to the computed Dice scores, all approaches allow to accurately segment the target organs. However, the networks integrating superpixels are better suited to transfer knowledge across datasets acquired on multiple sites (domain adaptation) and are less likely to segment structures outside of the target organs, according to the PPV.Hence, combining deep learning with superpixels allows to segment organs presenting a high 18FDG uptake on PET images without selecting cancerous lesion, and thus improves the precision of the semi-automatic tools monitoring the evolution of breast cancer metastasis.Clinical relevance- We demonstrate the utility of combining deep learning and superpixel segmentation methods to accurately find the contours of active organs from metastatic breast cancer images, to different dataset distributions.


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Neoplasias da Mama , Aprendizado Profundo , Algoritmos , Encéfalo , Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Humanos , Metástase Neoplásica , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(1): 396, 2020 Sep 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32894041

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BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs are a class of important small noncoding RNAs, which have been reported to be involved in the processes of tumorigenesis and development by targeting a few genes. Existing studies show that the imbalance between cell proliferation and apoptosis is closely related to the initiation and development of cancers. However, the impact of miRNAs on this imbalance has not been studied systematically. RESULTS: In this study, we first construct a cell fate miRNA-gene regulatory network. Then, we propose a systematical method for calculating the global impact of miRNAs on cell fate genes based on the shortest path. Results on breast cancer and liver cancer datasets show that most of the cell fate genes are perturbed by the differentially expressed miRNAs. Most of the top-identified miRNAs are verified in the Human MicroRNA Disease Database (HMDD) and are related to breast and liver cancers. Function analysis shows that the top 20 miRNAs regulate multiple cell fate related function modules and interact tightly based on their functional similarity. Furthermore, more than half of them can promote sensitivity or induce resistance to some anti-cancer drugs. Besides, survival analysis demonstrates that the top-ranked miRNAs are significantly related to the overall survival time in the breast and liver cancers group. CONCLUSION: In sum, this study can help to systematically study the important role of miRNAs on proliferation and apoptosis and thereby uncover the key miRNAs during the process of tumorigenesis. Furthermore, the results of this study will contribute to the development of clinical therapy based miRNAs for cancers.


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Apoptose/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/mortalidade , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Feminino , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Análise de Sobrevida
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(37): e22097, 2020 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32925753

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This study aimed to improve the diagnostic accuracy of breast diseases by combining breast imaging-reporting and data system (BI-RADS) with the enhancement intensity and pattern of contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) (this combination of BI-RADS and CESM was designated as BaC).BI-RADS was used to evaluate low-energy CESM images. Spearman nonparametric correlation analysis was performed to analyze the correlation between the enhancement intensity of CESM subtraction images and the pathological results. Odds ratio (OR) values were calculated to determine whether the enhancement pattern of CESM subtraction images is a risk factor for benign and malignant lesions. The diagnostic efficacies of BI-RADS, CESM, and BaC scores for benign and malignant breast diseases were analyzed using the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve.Lesions with a high enhancement intensity were more likely to be malignant than those with low enhancement intensity. Lesions with heterogeneous enhancement tended to be malignant, whereas those with homogeneous enhancement tended to be benign. No significant correlation was observed between ring enhancement and the benignity or malignancy of lesions. The area under the ROC curve of BaC was higher than that of BI-RADS or CESM, and the difference was statistically significant.The diagnostic efficacy of BI-RADS combined with CESM enhancement was superior to that of either method alone.


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Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Mamografia , Intensificação de Imagem Radiográfica , Adulto , Idoso , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Curva ROC , Estudos Retrospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4591, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929084

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Although the efficacy of cancer radiotherapy (RT) can be enhanced by targeted immunotherapy, the immunosuppressive factors induced by radiation on tumor cells remain to be identified. Here, we report that CD47-mediated anti-phagocytosis is concurrently upregulated with HER2 in radioresistant breast cancer (BC) cells and RT-treated mouse syngeneic BC. Co-expression of both receptors is more frequently detected in recurrent BC patients with poor prognosis. CD47 is upregulated preferentially in HER2-expressing cells, and blocking CD47 or HER2 reduces both receptors with diminished clonogenicity and augmented phagocytosis. CRISPR-mediated CD47 and HER2 dual knockouts not only inhibit clonogenicity but also enhance macrophage-mediated attack. Dual antibody of both receptors synergizes with RT in control of syngeneic mouse breast tumor. These results provide the evidence that aggressive behavior of radioresistant BC is caused by CD47-mediated anti-phagocytosis conjugated with HER2-prompted proliferation. Dual blockade of CD47 and HER2 is suggested to eliminate resistant cancer cells in BC radiotherapy.


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Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Antígeno CD47/metabolismo , Tolerância a Radiação , Receptor ErbB-2/metabolismo , Animais , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Antígeno CD47/genética , Proliferação de Células , Células Clonais , Feminino , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Biológicos , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Fagocitose , Transdução de Sinais , Transcrição Genética , Carga Tumoral
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Am Surg ; 86(8): 955-957, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32862671

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BACKGROUND: Current treatment guidelines for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated with mastectomy recommend sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). In the modern era, there is a trend toward minimizing invasive staging and treatment of the axilla. In this study, we seek to determine the role of SLNB in patients undergoing mastectomy for the treatment of DCIS. METHODS: Patients undergoing mastectomy were identified from our institution's SLNB database from 2012 to 2016. Patients were included if core needle biopsy demonstrated DCIS. Patient demographics, tumor characteristics, and pathologic variables were abstracted. RESULTS: Of 187 patients undergoing mastectomy with SLNB from 2012 to 2016 for DCIS or invasive ductal carcinoma, 39 (21%) were diagnosed with DCIS on core biopsy. Mean age was 57 years. 70% were Caucasian, 18% were African American, 8% were Asian, and the remaining 5% were unknown. One patient (3%) had positive nodes on SLNB and underwent axillary lymph node dissection. Of those with DCIS on core biopsy, 14 (36%) were upstaged to invasive disease on final surgical pathology, including the patient with positive SLNB. Of the remaining 25 (64%) patients with DCIS on final pathology, 0 (0%) had SLNB positivity. CONCLUSION: Only 3% of patients with DCIS undergoing mastectomy were found to have SLN metastases. However, a significant number of patients (36%) were upstaged due to invasive cancer. Although limited by a small sample size, our results suggest that SLNB should still be recommended to patients undergoing mastectomy for DCIS on core needle biopsy due to the high rate of upstage rate to invasive disease.


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Neoplasias da Mama/cirurgia , Carcinoma Ductal de Mama/cirurgia , Carcinoma Intraductal não Infiltrante/cirurgia , Mastectomia , Biópsia de Linfonodo Sentinela , Procedimentos Desnecessários , Adulto , Idoso , Axila , Biópsia com Agulha de Grande Calibre , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Carcinoma Ductal de Mama/patologia , Carcinoma Intraductal não Infiltrante/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5229-5235, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878811

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The prolactin receptor (PRLR) is implicated in the tumorigenesis of breast and prostate cancers where it drives cell proliferation, survival, and migration. LFA102 is a humanized monoclonal antibody against PRLR with promising preclinical antitumor activity. To determine the maximum tolerated dose or a recommended dose, and to delineate the pharmacokinetic profile of LFA102 in Japanese patients, we conducted a phase I study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: LFA102 was intravenously infused every 4 weeks to patients with advanced breast or castration-resistant prostate cancer, and the dose increased from 3 to 40 mg/kg. RESULTS: Fourteen patients were treated, and toxicities were reported in 9 (64%) patients. They were all grade 1 or 2, and the most frequently observed toxicity was nausea (3 patients, 21%). No dose-limiting toxicities were observed. LFA102 did not show antitumor activity as a single agent. CONCLUSION: Treatment with LFA102 was well tolerated.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/farmacocinética , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacocinética , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Neoplasias da Mama/etiologia , Neoplasias da Mama/mortalidade , Esquema de Medicação , Monitoramento de Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Metástase Neoplásica , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/etiologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/mortalidade , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4829-4841, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878771

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Most breast cancers express the estrogen receptor (ER) receptor and are negative for the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) receptor. ER+/HER2- cancers are treated with hormone-based therapies in the adjuvant setting and derive significant survival benefit from these therapies in the metastatic setting. However, hormone resistance develops in most metastatic patients. An increased understanding of the biology of ER+/HER2- breast cancers has led to the development of new therapies for this disease including CDK4/6 inhibitors and PI3K inhibitors. Several other neoplastic processes are targeted by novel drugs in clinical development, addressing cancer vulnerabilities. These include newer ways to block the ER and targeting the HER2 receptors in ER+/HER2- cancers expressing HER2 in low levels not qualifying for clinical positivity. In addition, promising therapeutic options include targeting other surface receptors or their downstream pathways, as well as targeting the apoptotic machinery and boosting the immune response which is initially insufficient in these cancers. A selection of new drugs in advanced development for ER+/HER2- breast cancer will be discussed in this review.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Receptor ErbB-2/metabolismo , Receptores Estrogênicos/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Mutação , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Receptor ErbB-2/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Estrogênicos/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Estrogênicos/genética , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4301, 2020 09 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879317

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Copy-number aberrations (CNAs) and whole-genome duplications (WGDs) are frequent somatic mutations in cancer but their quantification from DNA sequencing of bulk tumor samples is challenging. Standard methods for CNA inference analyze tumor samples individually; however, DNA sequencing of multiple samples from a cancer patient has recently become more common. We introduce HATCHet (Holistic Allele-specific Tumor Copy-number Heterogeneity), an algorithm that infers allele- and clone-specific CNAs and WGDs jointly across multiple tumor samples from the same patient. We show that HATCHet outperforms current state-of-the-art methods on multi-sample DNA sequencing data that we simulate using MASCoTE (Multiple Allele-specific Simulation of Copy-number Tumor Evolution). Applying HATCHet to 84 tumor samples from 14 prostate and pancreas cancer patients, we identify subclonal CNAs and WGDs that are more plausible than previously published analyses and more consistent with somatic single-nucleotide variants (SNVs) and small indels in the same samples.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA , Duplicação Gênica , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Feminino , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Mutação INDEL , Masculino , Taxa de Mutação , Metástase Neoplásica/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Análise de Célula Única , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21721, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871890

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The aim of this study was to provide an innovative nomogram to predict the risk of >2 positive nodes in patients fulfilling the Z0011 criteria with 1-2 sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) only retrieved.From 2007 to 2017, at the Breast Unit of ICS Maugeri Hospital 271 patients with 1-2 macrometastatic SLNs, fulfilling the Z0011 criteria, underwent axillary dissection and were retrospectively reviewed.A mean of 1.5 SLNs per patient were identified and retrieved. One hundred eighty-seven (69.0%) had 1-2 positive nodes, and 84 (31.0%) had >2 metastatic nodes. Independent predictors of axillary status were: positive SLNs/retrieved SLNs ratio (odds ratio [OR] 10.95, P = .001), extranodal extension (OR 5.51, P = .0002), and multifocal disease (OR 2.9, P = .003). A nomogram based on these variables was constructed (area under curve after bootstrap = 0.74).The proposed nomogram might select those patients fulfilling the Z0011 criteria, with 1-2 SLNs harvested, in whom a high axillary tumor burden is expected, aiding to guide adjuvant treatments.


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Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/patologia , Nomogramas , Linfonodo Sentinela/patologia , Idoso , Antineoplásicos Hormonais/uso terapêutico , Área Sob a Curva , Axila , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Quimioterapia Adjuvante , Feminino , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Mastectomia Segmentar , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Radioterapia Adjuvante , Carga Tumoral
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e21736, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32872060

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RATIONALE: Pilot studies have reported that patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) appear more likely to develop into neoplasia, especially lymphatic hyperplasia diseases. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of the concomitant onset of SLE and primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PB-DLBCL). PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported an unusual case of the occurrence of primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in a 25-year-old female patient who had been diagnosed with SLE and treated with immunosuppressive drugs for about 4 years. She presented a 7-week history of a painless mass above the left breast and no history suggestive of any nipple discharge, fever, and weight loss. DIAGNOSIS: Ultrasonography of the breast showed that there was 1 mass in the left breast. After breast mass surgical resection, histopathological examinations were performed and revealed that it was primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. INTERVENTIONS: Treatment strategy with vincristine and dexamethasone was used to improve symptoms. However, the patient's renal function deteriorated and the blood potassium rose continuously and she and their family members refused the follow-up treatments. OUTCOMES: The patient died 8 months after she was discharged from the hospital. LESSONS: PB-DLBCL is a rare occurrence in SLE patients. Therefore, a careful examination is very important in SLE cohort, as activity of the disease and malignancy may mimic each other. Meanwhile, when symptoms cannot be explained or insensitive to treatment, the occurrence of malignant tumors must be highly considered.


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Neoplasias da Mama/complicações , Mama/patologia , Falência Renal Crônica/etiologia , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/complicações , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/complicações , Adulto , Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Evolução Fatal , Feminino , Humanos , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/diagnóstico por imagem , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/patologia , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/terapia , Radiografia , Ultrassonografia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e20996, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871976

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INTRODUCTION: Pure mucinous carcinoma is a rare type of breast carcinoma, but it usually has a favorable prognosis. Tumors of pure mucinous carcinoma are typically positive for both estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR), and they do not commonly overexpress human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). However, when tumors have HER2 overexpression and are progesterone receptor negative, the prognosis is worse. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 59-year-old female reported a slow growth mass of 3 years, which was radiologically diagnosed as fibroadenoma at another institution. The patient came to our institution for treatment and follow-up. She had no salient past history. DIAGNOSIS: Excisional biopsy revealed a pure mucinous breast carcinoma that was ER (100%, moderate-strong intensity), PR(-), 5% Ki-67 (+), and HER2(3+) by immunohistochemistry. The HER2 gene was found to be amplified by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). The clinical staging was T2N0M0, with pathological grade I, subtype luminal B. INTERVENTIONS: After a modified radical mastectomy, she received four 21-day cycles of intravenous docetaxel (75 mg/m), intravenous cyclophosphamide (600 mg/m), and intravenous trastuzumab (8 mg/kg) (loading dose) on day 1 followed by 6 mg/kg every 3 weeks to complete a full year of treatment. She then received 2.5 mg of letrozole daily for 5 years. OUTCOMES: After following up for 2 years, the patient's outcome was survival without recurrence. Cardiac ultrasounds were performed every 3 months and there was no change in the left ventricular ejection fraction (LEVF). CONCLUSION: It is essential to correctly diagnose the ER(+), PR(-) HER2(+) subtype in mucinous carcinoma. This type should be treated with chemotherapy and anti-HER2 therapy, as well as aromatase inhibitor endocrine therapy.


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Adenocarcinoma Mucinoso/genética , Adenocarcinoma Mucinoso/terapia , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Adenocarcinoma Mucinoso/diagnóstico , Adenocarcinoma Mucinoso/patologia , Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Receptores Estrogênicos/genética , Receptores de Progesterona/genética
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e21585, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32872010

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BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of radionuclide in diagnosis of bone metastasis (BM) after breast cancer surgery (BCS). METHODS: The electronic databases (Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, CBM, and CNKI) will be systematically and comprehensively searched until June 1, 2020 for eligible studies that reported the diagnosis of radionuclide in BM after BCS. In addition, we will also identify grey literatures, such as conference abstracts, and reference lists of included studies. All process of study identification, data extraction, and study methodological quality evaluation will be performed by 2 independent authors. All divergences will be settled by a third author through discussion. All data analysis will be carried out by RevMan 5.3 software (London, UK). RESULTS: This study will scrutinize the most recent evidence of radionuclide in detection of BM after BCS. CONCLUSION: This study may provide evidence of accuracy of radionuclide in diagnosis of BM following BCS. STUDY REGISTRATION NUMBER: PROSPERO CRD42020187646.


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Neoplasias Ósseas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Ósseas/secundário , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Técnicas de Diagnóstico por Radioisótopos , Fatores Etários , Neoplasias da Mama/cirurgia , Erros de Diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Projetos de Pesquisa , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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Ann Agric Environ Med ; 27(3): 326-334, 2020 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32955210

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: αB-crystallin belongs to the ubiquitous family of small heat-shock proteins. It was discovered as a physiological protein of the eye lens, maintaining its liquid-like property. Furthermore, αB-crystallin was proved to playa bipolar role in both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. This review discusses current knowledge about the biology and genetics of αB-crystallin, and summarizes recent advances in understanding its role in ophthalmic and neurological disorders, as well as breast cancer, renal cancer and other malignancies. STATE OF KNOWLEDGE: α-crystallins are established as important elements of the protein quality control network, and consequently their defects are related to multiple human diseases. New studies highlight αB-crystallin's involvement in proliferative diabetic retinopathy angiogenesis and point out its therapeutic potential in age-related macular degeneration. αB-crystallin is thought to be associated with the disease-causing protein aggregates, leading to its connection with such neurological disturbances as anaplastic astrocytoma, Parkinson disease, aging deficits in the peripheral nervous system and multiple sclerosis. In breast cancer, it was proven to be a marker of aggressive behaviur and cerebral metastases. Strong expression of αB-crystallin promoted growth and migration of clear cell renal cell carcinoma cells and was correlated with lower overall survival rate. Considering other malignancies, its various roles were established in colorectal and gastric cancers, head and neck squamous cell carcinomas and osteosarcomas. CONCLUSIONS: Further studies concerning αB-crystallin seem to be enormously promising, as they might improve our understanding of common human pathologies as well as contemporary diagnostics and treatment.


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Astrocitoma/patologia , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Cristalinas/metabolismo , Retinopatia Diabética/patologia , Esclerose Múltipla/patologia , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso/patologia , Doença de Parkinson/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Sistema Nervoso Periférico/patologia
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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi ; 42(8): 629-634, 2020 Aug 23.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32867453

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Objective: To investigate the effect of esculin on the proliferation of triple negative breast cancer cells and its molecular mechanism. Methods: MDA-MB-231 cells were treated with 28, 56, 112, 225, 450 and 900 µmol/L of esculin for 24, 48 and 72 h, respectively, and the cell viability was detected by cell counting kit 8 (CCK-8) assay. In addition, MDA-MB-231 cells were treated with 0, 225, 450 and 900 µmol/L of esculin for 48 h. And then the changes in cell morphology were observed by inverted microscope. The clone-forming ability was detected by colony formation assay. The mRNA expression levels of FBI-1, p53 and p21 were detected using real-time fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction. The protein expression levels of FBI-1, p53, p21 and Ki67 were detected by western blot. Results: Compared with the blank control group, the cell viability of MDA-MB-231 cells that treated with esculin significantly decreased in a dose-dependent and time-dependent manners. After treatment with esculin, MDA-MB-231 cells shrunk, flattened, adhered poorly to the culture dish and the cell spacing became larger. Meanwhile, shedding and incomplete cells appeared, of which 900 µmol/L of esculin treatment group showed the most dramatic changes. In addition, the colony formation ratios were decreased to (77.18±5.13)%, (65.94±4.98)% and (45.92±3.70)% in the 225, 450 and 900 µmol/L of esculin treatment groups compared with blank control, respectively (P<0.01). Furthermore, the mRNA and protein expressions of FBI-1 increased, while the levels of p53 and p21 mRNA and protein, as well as the protein expression of Ki67 decreased in a concentration-dependent manner (P<0.01). Conclusion: Esculin may regulate cell cycle-related p53-p21 pathway via FBI-1 mediated DNA replication, thus inhibit the proliferation of triple negative breast cancer cells.


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Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Esculina/farmacologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Ciclo Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Fatores de Transcrição , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia
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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi ; 42(8): 653-659, 2020 Aug 23.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32867457

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Objective: To identify the risk factors of non-sentinel lymph node (nSLN) metastasis in breast cancer patients with 1~2 positive axillary sentinel lymph node (SLN) and construct an accurate prediction model. Methods: Retrospective chart review was performed in 917 breast cancer patients who underwent surgery treatment between 2002 and 2017 and pathologically confirmed 1-2 positive SLNs. According to the date of surgery, patients were divided into training group (497 cases) and validation group (420 cases). A nomogram was built to predict nSLN metastasis and the accuracy of the model was validated. Results: Among the 917 patients, 251 (27.4%) had nSLN metastasis. Univariate analysis showed tumor grade, lymphovascular invasion (LVI), extra-capsular extension (ECE), the number of positive and negative SLN and macro-metastasis of SLN were associated with nSLN metastasis (all P<0.05). Multivariate Logistic regression analysis showed the numbers of positive SLN, negative SLN and macro-metastasis of SLN were independent predictors of nSLN metastasis (all P<0.05). A nomogram was constructed based on the 6 factors. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.718 for the training group and 0.742 for the validation group. Conclusion: We have developed a nomogram that uses 6 risk factors commonly available to accurately estimate the likelihood of nSLN metastasis for individual patient, which might be helpful for radiation oncologists to make a decision on regional nodal irradiation.


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Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Excisão de Linfonodo , Metástase Linfática/diagnóstico , Nomogramas , Biópsia de Linfonodo Sentinela , Linfonodo Sentinela/patologia , Axila , Humanos , Linfonodos/patologia , Estudos Retrospectivos
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