Cancer patient is first in Wales to get gene treatment

John Davies' blood cells will be genetically modified in a US lab in the hope of curing him.
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Authors: Bratu OG, Diaconu CC, Mischianu DLD, Constantin T, Stanescu AMA, Bungau SG, Ionita-Radu F, Marcu RD Abstract Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men in Europe. The primary treatment of this type of cancer is radical prostatectomy, which has shown good oncological results. Radical prostatectomy (open, laparoscopic or robotic) has high success and low morbidity rates in patients with localized prostate cancer. The life expectancy is>10 years after radical prostatectomy. Studies have shown that ~20%-30% of the patients who have undergone radical prostatectomy can develop biochemical...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Aspects concerning patient adherence to anti-TNFα therapy in psoriasis: A decade of clinical experience. Exp Ther Med. 2019 Dec;18(6):4987-4992 Authors: Mocanu M, Toader MP, Rezus E, Taranu T Abstract Non-adherence to psoriasis treatment has an important impact in controlling chronic disease evolution and the occurrence of systemic comorbidities. Biologic therapy represents a revolutionary treatment, many of the undesirable psychological and socio-economical consequences of conventional topical or systemic therapies being avoided. Nevertheless, the discontinuation of biological therapy may occur ...
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Authors: Liu Z, Xie W, Li M, Liu J, Liang X, Li T Abstract Polaprezinc (PZ), a chelate of zinc and L-carnosine, has been widely used in the treatment of gastric ulcers since 1994. In recent years, researchers have found PZ to have a beneficial effect on various experimentally induced models of colitis in mice. In the present study, 6% dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) was used to induce a model of ulcerative colitis (UC) in Institute of Cancer Research mice. The therapeutic effect and mechanism of PZ action in a model of UC was studied in order to provide an experimental basis for the clinical application of PZ in UC tr...
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Authors: Shen H, Liao K, Wu W, Yu H, Wu H Abstract A total of six male patients, who had undergone radical cystectomy and sigma-rectum pouch surgery due to bladder cancer (2-5 years previously), developed hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis, hypokalemia and renal dysfunction. The patients underwent urinary undiversion surgery (the pouch was isolated from the intestinal tract, abdominal ostomy was performed, and the sigmoid colon and rectum were reconnected) and blood gas and electrolyte analysis and renal function were compared pre- and post-surgery. Blood hydrocarbonate levels significantly improved 3 months post-su...
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In conclusion, under normoxic conditions, lactate exerted a weak effect on macrophages, while the combination of lactate and hypoxia markedly promoted the M2-polarization of macrophages via the HIF-1, Hedgehog and mTOR pathways. Lactate and hypoxia may also contribute to the formation of the spatial structure of tumor niches by inhibiting the proliferation of resident macrophages and by regulating the recruitment of peripheral macrophages. PMID: 31798707 [PubMed]
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Authors: Wang W, Zhang L, Wang X, Lin D, Pan Q, Guo L Abstract Pioglitazone, a type of insulin sensitizer, serves as an effective anti-hyperglycemic drug. The mechanism of action of pioglitazone is through the activation of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR), which results in enhanced insulin sensitivity of peripheral tissues and the liver, causing a reduction in the production and output of liver sugar. It has been reported that pioglitazone increases the risk of bladder cancer, but the underlying mechanisms have remained elusive. It was hypothesized that modulation of pioglitazone activity may ...
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Authors: Han S, Li DZ, Xiao MF Abstract Ovarian cancer (OC) is one of the most fatal types of gynecological malignancy. Certain long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) have been reported to have crucial roles in cancer progression. Zinc finger nuclear transcription factor, X-box binding 1-type containing 1 antisense RNA 1 (ZFAS1) is a novel regulator lncRNA in various cancer types. The expression pattern of most lncRNAs, including ZFAS1, in OC remains to be determined. In the present study, it was demonstrated that ZFAS1 was overexpressed in OC vs. normal cell lines. However, ZFAS1 was downregulated in OC compared with norma...
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Authors: Cao WZ, Zhou ZQ, Jiang S, Li H, Niu W, Gao P, Li GJ, Chen F Abstract Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has more recently become a leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide. Particularly at an advanced stage, the prognosis is generally poor due to lack of effective treatments. Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is now a recognized therapy for advanced HCC, serving to deprive tumors of feeder arteries through induced ischemic necrosis. However, there is also a potential for undesired circulatory toxicity owing to drug reflux from tumor artery to surrounding healthy tissues. Although effective c...
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Authors: Guo Q, Lv S, Wang B, Li Y, Cha N, Zhao R, Bao W, Jia B Abstract Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have important roles in the development and progression of various types of human cancer. However, the expression and function of the lncRNA prostate cancer-associated non-coding RNA 1 (PRNCR1) in breast cancer remains unclear. Reverse transcription-quantitative PCR was performed to measure the levels of mRNA expression. Cell counting kit-8, flow cytometry, wound healing and Transwell assays were also performed to study cell proliferation, cell cycle, migration and invasion, respectively. The results of the prese...
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Predictive value of plasmacytoid dendritic cells and Toll-like receptor-9 regarding the treatment efficacy of interferon-α in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients. Exp Ther Med. 2019 Dec;18(6):4541-4546 Authors: Chen Y, Yang JE, Tang JM, Mao QG, Zheng QZ, Zheng Y Abstract Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection represents a public health threat and a challenge for the medical community. Untimely treatment may lead to liver cirrhosis and even liver cancer. At present, the major treatment for hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-positive chronic hepatitis B patients includes administration of interferon-...
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