Survival Following Liver Transplantation for Patients With Nonresectable Liver-only Colorectal Metastases
Conclusion: Liver transplantation provides the longest overall survival reported in colorectal cancer patient with nonresectable liver metastases. Improved selection criteria give patients with nonresectable colorectal liver metastases a 5-year overall survival comparable to other indications for liver transplantation.
Authors: Liu X, Dong C, Ma S, Wang Y, Lin T, Li Y, Yang S, Zhang W, Zhang R, Zhao G Abstract Although microRNAs (miRNAs)-based cancer therapy strategies have been proved to be efficient and superior to chemotherapeutic agents in certain extent, the unstable properties of miRNAs significantly impaired the wide application. Therefore, how to safely deliver the miRNAs to the targeted site of action is the most pivotal step to achieve the ideal treatment effect. In the present work, the miR-128-3p, which is able of inducing chromosomal instability, was loaded into the nanocomplexes developed by the PEG-PDMAEMA (PDMAEMA...
CONCLUSIONS: ROR1-AS1 is highly expressed either in colon cancer tissues or in cell lines, which is able to enhance cell proliferation, accelerate cell cycle, and inhibit cell apoptosis. The mechanism of ROR1-AS1 to participate in the development of colon cancer may be the downregulation of DUSP5 via combination with EZH2. PMID: 32096171 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: To summarize, we identified a novel 14-gene immune-related signature that may potentially serve as a prognostic predictor for colorectal cancer, thereby contributing to patient personalized treatment decisions. Further research needs to be conducted to validate the prognostic value of the selected genes. PMID: 32096169 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: MiRNA-875-3p is downregulated in CRC, which is closely related to distant metastasis and poor prognosis of CRC patients. MiRNA-875-3p alleviates the progression of CRC through targeting and downregulating PLK1. PMID: 32096168 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Wang Y, Liu P, Fang Y, Tian J, Li S, Xu J, Zhao F, Yin X, Zhang Q, Li Y Abstract Objective: To explore the effect of long-term traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment on survival time of colorectal cancer (hereinafter referred to as CRC). Methods: Our clinical study included patients who were diagnosed with CRC clinically or pathologically. Patients were divided into TCM treatment group and control group according to whether the modified Anti-cancer Decoction II Formula was applied for more than six months. Propensity score matching (hereinafter referred to as PSM) was used to further balance the ...
In conclusion, findings from this retrospective cohort study indicated that integrated CHM and Western medicine could improve survival in patients with colorectal cancer. Additional research on integrating TCM with Western medicine to improve cancer survival is warranted. PMID: 32089722 [PubMed]
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Aggressive colorectal cancers set up an interactive network of checkpoints to keep the immune system at bay, scientists report.
genia Figueroa-Cabañas José Luis Dena-Beltrán Aarón Kuri-García Alejandro Blanco-Labra Teresa García-Gasca Lectins are bioactive proteins with the ability to recognize cell membrane carbohydrates in a specific way. Diverse plant lectins have shown diagnostic and therapeutic potential against cancer, and their cytotoxicity against transformed cells is mediated through the induction of apoptosis. Previous works have determined the cytotoxic activity of a Tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius) lectin fraction (TBLF) and its anti-tumorigenic effect on colon cancer. In this wor...
Oncogene, Published online: 26 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41388-020-1232-5Commonly observed RNF43 mutations retain functionality in attenuating Wnt/β-catenin signaling and unlikely confer Wnt-dependency onto colorectal cancers
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