Nivolumab for the Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (nccRCC): A Single-Institutional Experience and Literature Meta-Analysis.

CONCLUSION: Nivolumab demonstrated activity in unclassified nccRCC and ccRCC with>20% rhabdoid; further randomized clinical trials are warranted. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This article reports on the clinical activity and safety of immune checkpoint inhibitors in non-clear cell kidney cancer. The retrospective data with the meta-analysis provides a summary that will help guide the treatment of this rare and heterogeneous group of kidney cancers. PMID: 31501271 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS In the natural sitting position, a reduction in LL was associated with TK, SVA and PT increased, and there were differences between men and women. The characteristics of spinopelvic alignment in healthy older adults should be considered when planning corrective spinal surgery. PMID: 31981456 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: April 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 188Author(s): Didem Cetin, Meltem Okan, Erhan Bat, Haluk KulahAbstractDetection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from the bloodstream holds great importance to diagnose cancer at early stages. However, CTCs being extremely rare in blood makes them difficult to reach. In this paper, we introduced different surface modification techniques for the enrichment and detection of MCF-7 in microfluidic biosensor applications using gold surface and EpCAM antibody. Mainly, two different mechanisms were employed to immobilize the antibodies; covalent b...
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Publication date: 25 March 2020Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 83Author(s): Xuan Thang Cao, Maheshkumar Prakash Patil, Quoc Thang Phan, Cuong M.Q. Le, Byung-Hyun Ahn, Gun-Do Kim, Kwon Taek LimAbstractThis paper reports a green and direct functionalization of poly(ethylene glycol)-graft-[furfuryl-graft-(poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride))] (PEG-PSMF) on the surface of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in aqueous media through Diels-Alder (DA) click reaction. Firstly, novel PEG grafted, furfuryl functionalized copolymers were prepared by RAFT polymerization followed by ring opening react...
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Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering AspectsAuthor(s): Yan Li, Shuai Wang, Fang Xiang Song, Li Zhang, Wei Yang, Hong Xia Wang, Qian Lin ChenAbstractMesoporous silica nanoparticles with folic acid (MSN-COOH-Tet-HBP-FA) are able to mediate targeting and have a pH stimulation response character, and therefore have been successfully synthesized as vectors for antitumor drug delivery. The model drug is tetrandrine (Tet). The chemical structure and properties of these NPs were characterized through systematic characterization analyses. Their drug loadi...
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New J. Chem., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ05860E, PaperFan Gao, Fei Wang, Xuan Nie, Ze Zhang, Guang Chen, Lei Xia, Long-Hai Wang, Chang-Hui Wang, Zong-Yao Hao, Wen-Jian Zhang, Chun-Yan Hong, Ye-Zi You Mitochondrial malfunction is considered to be a decisive signal of apoptosis. It would be a promising strategy to target mitochondria in cancer cells to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) directly... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic DisordersAuthor(s): Steven M. Dean, Elizabeth Valenti, Karen Hock, Julie Leffler, Amy Compston, William T. AbrahamAbstractBackgroundLower extremity lymphedema is frequently encountered in the vascular clinic. Established dogma purports that cancer is the most common cause of lower extremity lymphedema in Western countries, whereas chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is often overlooked as a potential cause. Moreover, lymphedema is typically ascribed to a single cause, yet multiple causes can coexist.MethodsA 3-year re...
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Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Journal of Advanced ResearchAuthor(s): Bing Wei, Fei Dong, Wei Yang, Chunhua Luo, Qiujing Dong, Zuoqin Zhou, Zheng Yang, Liangquan ShengAbstractFor facilitating theranostic nanoplatform with multimodal therapeutic ability, we develop the core-shell structured CDs@SiO2@TiO2 nanoplatforms (CST NPs). The designed CST NPs possess excellent photothermal effect and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) induced photodynamic property, which could achieve synergistic photothermal and photodynamic therapy. Meanwhile, the photothermal ability of CST NPs acts as a key r...
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ConclusionsNivolumab monotherapy demonstrated objective responses and was well tolerated in a heterogeneous population of patients with non-clear cell mRCC. In the absence of other data in this treatment setting, this study lends support to the use of nivolumab for patients with metastatic non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
Source: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We report a new case of ALK-tRCC in a 55-year-old woman. Genomic profile showed losses of chromosomes 3, 9 and 14, anomalies often observed in clear cell RCC. VHL mutation or morphological features suggesting a clear cell RCC were not detected. We identified an unbalanced rearrangement of ALK and TPM3. Review of the literature identified similar features in our case and previously published cases: heterogeneous solid architecture, eosinophilic cells, mucinous cytoplasmic elements, rhabdoid cells and intracytoplasmic lumina. These elements may constitute the basis of a pathological definition of ALK-tRCC. Their observation ...
Source: Cancer Genetics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our data defines the epi-clusters that can discriminate between distinct RCC subtypes and for the first time define the epigenetic basis for proximal versus distal tubule derived kidney tumors. PMID: 27256309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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