Sequential EGFR mutation and ALK rearrangement in adenocarcinoma lung, with rare metastasis to bilateral breast, ovary and endometrium
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): V.R. Anjali, Rambha Pandey, Astha Srivastava, Madhu Rajeshwari, Durgatosh Pandey, M.C. SharmaAbstractWith the advent of targeted therapies there was a paradigm shift in the treatment of metastatic adenocarcinoma of lung. Immuno-histopathology and molecular subtyping in metastatic adenocarcinoma lung have enabled personalized treatment for each patient. Oncogenic driver mutations in non-small cell lung cancer are commonly EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor) gene mutation and ALK (Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase) gene rearrangement, which are mutually exclusive. Almost 60–64% patients have oncogenic mutation, which are mutually exclusive. Here, we present a case with EGFR mutation and ALK gene rearrangement which was expressed sequentially and with metastasis to rarest sites bilateral breast, ovaries and endometrium. Even though presented with upfront metastatic disease, patient was treated with multiple lines of targeted agents, by which patient survived for 5 years with good quality of life.
Authors: Mascitti M, Togni L, Rubini C, Troiano G, Lo Muzio L, Santarelli A Abstract Oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most common head and neck malignancy, characterised by high invasive capacity, lymph node metastasis, and high recurrence rate. Among the morphological features of oral cancer, the tumour-associated tissue eosinophilia has gained growing interest in the last years. Eosinophils are a minor subpopulation of leukocytes, representing 1-3% of all circulating white blood cells. The presence of high levels of eosinophils is associated with several diseases, but their role in cancer pathophysiology is co...
Publication date: November 2020Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Volume 81Author(s): Kwok-Ling Kam, Sarah M. Brooker, Qinwen Mao, Liron Barnea Slonim, Nabeel R. Yaseen, Daniel J. Brat, Adam M. Sonabend, Rimas V. Lukas
In conclusion, this study suggests that occupations and industries still impact men and women's health in terms of mortality due to gastric cancer in Japan. PMID: 32981909 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Cancer prevention programs are greatly needed for PIs in HI. This study provides knowledge concerning the efficiency of RDS to recruit participants, and the role of culture in communications influencing cancer risk behaviors, which may be generalizable to migrant PIs in the United States. PMID: 32989359 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: Among a simulated cohort of US Black women, the recommended 4+mm ET threshold to trigger diagnostic biopsy for EC diagnosis performed poorly, with more than 50% of cases missed and an 8-fold higher frequency of false negative results than reported for the general population. PMID: 32989354 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: A recommendation by a health care provider may be not enough to motivate Latina immigrant mothers to vaccinate their daughters. Further efforts should focus on increasing awareness regarding HPV and cervical cancer, heightening perceived risk of HPV infection among daughters and boosting self-efficacy to get their children vaccinated against HPV. PMID: 32989366 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 29 September 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell ResearchAuthor(s): Yujie Shi, Zhikun Ma, Qiong Cheng, Yudan Wu, Amanda B. Parris, Lingfei Kong, Xiaohe Yang
Conclusion: LINC00665 knockdown inhibited BC cell proliferation and invasion by binding miR-3619-5p and inhibiting β-catenin expression. PMID: 32983239 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 29 September 2020Source: Chemico-Biological InteractionsAuthor(s): Jaya Prakash Golla, Aikaterini Kandyliari, Tan Wan Ying, Ying Chen, David J. Orlicky, David C. Thompson, Yatrik M. Shah, Vasilis Vasiliou
Li Liu, Jiajing Lin and Hongying He* Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Liuzhou Worker’s Hospital, Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Liuzhou, China Background and Objective: Endometrial cancer (EC) is a common gynecological malignancy worldwide. Despite advances in the development of strategies for treating EC, prognosis of the disease remains unsatisfactory, especially for advanced EC. The aim of this study was to identify novel genes that can be used as potential biomarkers for identifying the prognosis of EC and to construct a novel risk stratification using these genes. Me...