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ConclusionsOur findings show that oncologists and physicians have a rational approach to deprescription in patients suffering from cancer with short-term (pancreatic and lung cancer) respectively long-term (breast and prostate cancer) survival rates. However, several patients were continuing potential inappropriate medications in the terminal stage of cancer.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingHas not received any funding.DisclosureAll authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: While showing an increase in overall survival in patients with advanced lung cancer, the results of this study did not reach statistical significance. This could be due for the small sample size of this retrospective study. PMID: 31450911 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
We report a case of a statin-naive paraneoplastic anti-HMGCR myopathy, who unlike other reported cases, responded to a single dose of 1000 mg of intravenous rituximab and subsequent chemoradiation therapy for an underlying lung cancer, despite failing to completely respond to prior high-dose oral prednisone and methotrexate. PMID: 31453850 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Clin Neuromuscul Dis Source Type: research
We report a case of a statin-naive paraneoplastic anti-HMGCR myopathy, who unlike other reported cases, responded to a single dose of 1000 mg of intravenous rituximab and subsequent chemoradiation therapy for an underlying lung cancer, despite failing to completely respond to prior high-dose oral prednisone and methotrexate.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Case Review Source Type: research
Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. It also has the highest malignancy-associated mortality rate. Treatment options are limited by cancer and tumor heterogeneity, resistance to treatment options, and an advanced stage at time of diagnosis, all of which are common. Statins are a class of lipid-lowering medications that have been studied for their antitumor effects in various types of cancers. Multiple mechanisms have been proposed to explain their observed off-target effects. Most of these hypotheses focus largely on statin-induced upregulation of proapoptotic signaling pathways and mediators, and the downregul...
Source: American Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
This study elucidates the potential to use mitochondria from different donors (PAMM) to treat UVR stress and possibly other types of damage or metabolic malfunctions in cells, resulting in not only in-vitro but also ex-vivo applications. Gene Therapy in Mice Alters the Balance of Macrophage Phenotypes to Slow Atherosclerosis Progression https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/07/gene-therapy-in-mice-alters-the-balance-of-macrophage-phenotypes-to-slow-atherosclerosis-progression/ Atherosclerosis causes a sizable fraction of all deaths in our species. It is the generation of fatty deposits in blood vessel...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Abstract Indium is mainly used as indium-tin oxide (ITO), which has a unique character of transparency, and is a requisite in making liquid crystal displays. Pulmonary toxicity of indium compounds in humans were not recognized until the last 2 decades. Several initial human cases of indium-related lung disease, named indium lung, were reported in Japan, with their main pathologic findings being interstitial pneumonia, emphysema and cholesterol crystals-containing granulomas. In 2010, three cases with alveolar proteinosis were reported from the United States and China. As of March 2019, more than 10 cases of inters...
Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Tohoku J Exp Med Source Type: research
This study shows that mRNA levels of the aging related lamin A splice variant progerin, associated with premature aging in HGPS, were significantly upregulated in subjects with BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2. Moreover, our data revealed a significantly positive correlation of BMI with progerin mRNA. These data provide to our knowledge for the first-time evidence for a possible involvement of progerin in previously observed accelerated aging of overweight and obese individuals potentially limiting their longevity. Our results also showed that progerin mRNA was positively correlated with C-reactive protein (CRP). This might suggest an as...
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Authors: Roslan Z, Muhamad M, Selvaratnam L, Ab-Rahim S Abstract Low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) has been an object of research since the 1970s because of its role in various cell functions. The LDLR family members include LRP5, LRP6, and LRP8. Even though LRP5, 6, and 8 are in the same family, intriguingly, these three proteins have various roles in physiological events, as well as in regulating different mechanisms in various kinds of cancers. LRP5, LRP6, and LRP8 have been shown to play important roles in a broad panel of cancers. LRP5 is highly expressed in many tissues and is involved in the modulation...
Source: Journal of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Oncol Source Type: research
This popular science article discusses at length the chronic inflammation that is characteristic of the old, and its role as a proximate cause of age-related disease. Inflammation is a necessary part of the immune response to injury and pathogens, and when present in the short term it is vital to the proper operation of bodily systems. But when the immune system runs awry in later life, and inflammatory processes are constantly running, then this inflammation corrodes metabolism, tissue function, and health. The causes of excess, constant inflammation are both internal and external to the immune system. Internally, ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
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