Persuing ASCO 2017 - AKA Time for Lorazepam

Photo from ASCO Mediakit. © ASCO/Danny Morton 2017TheAnnual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology was last week. It ’s been my observation over the years that much of the best palliative-oncology and supportive-oncology research is presented at ASCO each year, before it’s actually published (if it ever gets published).  So I always dig through the palliative/EOL/supportive/psychooncology abstracts each year to see what's happening. Below is a gently annotated list of the abstracts that caught my eye the most, for your perusal and edification. Undoubtedly, these are my idiosyncratic choices, and if you want to dig through all of them you canbrowse the abstracts by category here.  A couple additional comments first.One of the big headline trials was asupportive oncology trial showing that regular tablet-based symptom assessment in cancer patients prolongs survival.  Christian promises me he's going to do a deep dive into the symptom tablet trial so I won't really talk about it here.  It ’s interesting however to compare it to one of the other major headlines which was about abiraterone for advanced prostate cancer. People went nuts for this study, although if you dig into the results they’re pretty modest (3 year survival 83% in the abiraterone vs 76% in the placebo group), but in cancer trials that’s typical. I’m not knocking the study, they are good results, I’d undoubtedly do abi...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: ASCO cancer oncology pallonc research research issues rosielle WaPo Source Type: blogs

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Publication date: 1 June 2020Source: Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 237Author(s): Chayanaphat Chokradjaroen, Ratana Rujiravanit, Sewan Theeramunkong, Nagahiro Saito
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 March 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - BiomembranesAuthor(s): Lorenza González-Mariscal, Jael Miranda, Helios Gallego-Gutiérrez, Misael Cano-Cortina, Elida Amaya
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Biomembranes - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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Source: Proteomics - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
New J. Chem., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ05449A, PaperYang Lei, Haixia Ye, Siqing Xiang, Yuan Huang, Chao Zhu, Weiying Zhang, Yong Chen, Qing Liang You Achieving dynamic regulation of cell-surface interactions is especially attractive for tissue engineering and cell-based treatment. Herein, we report a bottom-up approach for the generation of near-infrared (NIR)-controlled supramolecular “Pipette Device”... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - New J. Chem. latest articles - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
ABSTRACTGermicidal lamps that emit primarily 254 nm ultraviolet radiation (UV) are routinely utilized for surface sterilization but cannot be used for human skin because they cause genotoxicity. As an alternative, 222 nm ‐UVC have been reported to exert sterilizing ability comparable to that of 254 nm‐UVC without producing cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs), the major DNA lesions caused by UV. However, there has been no clear evidence for safety in chronic exposure to skin, particularly with respect to carcino genesis. We therefore investigated the long‐term effects of 222 nm‐UVC on skin using a highly photocarci...
Source: Photochemistry and Photobiology - Category: Science Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
In this study the EGFR over‐expressing human head/neck OSC‐19‐luc2‐cGFP tumour with transfected GFP gen e was used in a skin‐fold window‐chamber model in BALB/c nude mice. The uptake and localization of the conjugate in the tumour and its surrounding normal tissues were studied by an intravital confocal laser scanning microscopy with image analyses. The tumour was also irradiated with 690 nm las er light 24 hours after conjugate administration. The vascular and tumour responses were examined by morphological evaluation and immunohistochemistry (IHC). The amount of conjugate in the tumour peaked at 24‐4...
Source: Photochemistry and Photobiology - Category: Science Authors: Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Contributors : Ivan Martinez ; Tayvia BrownmillerSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensNumerous studies have implicated changes in the Y chromosome in male cancers, however few have investigated the biological importance of Y chromosome non-coding RNAs. Here, we demonstrate a group of Y chromosome-expressed long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) involved in male non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) radiation sensitivity. Radiosensitive male NSCLC cell lines demonstrated a dose-dependent induction of linc-SPRY3-2/3/4 following irradiation, not observed in radioresistant male NSCLC cell lines. Cytogenetics ...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Homo sapiens Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The quality of life of several Colombian patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis was very good. This positive result was also observed in caregivers as evidenced by the results of the CareQol questionnaire. We also observed and indicated an inversely proportional correlation between the Expanded Disability Status Scale and the quality of life indexes. PMID: 32220169 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research
Authors: Angarita-Sierra T, Montañez-Méndez A, Toro-Sánchez T, Rodríguez-Vargas A Abstract Envenomations by colubrid snakes in Colombia are poorly known, consequently, the clinical relevance of these species in snakebite accidents has been historically underestimated. Herein, we report the first case of envenomation by opisthoglyphous snakes in Colombia occurred under fieldwork conditions at the municipality of Distracción, in the department of La Guajira. A female biologist was bitten on the index finger knuckle of her right hand when she tried to handle a false fer-de-lance snak...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research
Abstract The transcription factor DMRT1 (doublesex and mab-3 related transcription factor) has two distinct functions, somatic-cell masculinization and germ-cell development in some vertebrate species, including mouse and the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis. However, its transcriptional regulation remains unclear. We tried to identify DMRT1-interacting proteins from X. laevis testes by immunoprecipitation with an anti-DMRT1 antibody and MS/MS analysis, and selected three proteins, including PACT/PRKRA (Interferon-inducible double-stranded RNA dependent protein kinase activator A) derived from testes. Next, we examined t...
Source: Genetics and Molecular Biology - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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