What are the environmental impacts of cancer drugs?

(Wiley) Chemotherapeutic drugs, also known as antineoplastic agents, that are prescribed to treat a range of cancer types, enter the aquatic environment via human excretion and wastewater treatment facilities. A review published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry indicates that very few studies have characterized the effects of antineoplastic agents that are released into aquatic environments.
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Conclusions: Our report is the first study to examine the distant metastatic breast cancer proteome using FFPE tissues. The depth of our dataset allowed us to discover a novel biomarker candidate and a proteomic characteristics of distant metastatic breast cancer. Distinct molecular features of various breast cancer subtypes were also established. Our proteomic data constitute a valuable resource for research on distant metastatic breast cancer. PMID: 32489334 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Proteomics Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results of the study show that the size of the scar can depend on the incision technique used. Larger scars after laser therapy limit the lymphatic flow of the skin, which may have an adverse effect on mapping sentinel lymph nodes. However, this hypothesis requires further research. PMID: 32489365 [PubMed]
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Postepy Dermatol Alergol Source Type: research
Authors: Pala P, Bergler-Czop BS, Gwiżdż JM Abstract Telemedicine may be described as a modern technology supporting health care at a distance. Dermatology, as a visually-dependent specialty, is particularly suited for this kind of the health care model. This has been proven in a number of recent studies, which emphasized feasibility and reliability of teledermatology. Many patients in the world still do not have access to appropriate dermatological care, while skin cancers morbidity is on an upward trend. Technological development has enabled clinicians to care for diverse patient populations in need of skin exp...
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Postepy Dermatol Alergol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: CellAuthor(s): David Y. Oh, Serena S. Kwek, Siddharth S. Raju, Tony Li, Elizabeth McCarthy, Eric Chow, Dvir Aran, Arielle Ilano, Chien-Chun Steven Pai, Chiara Rancan, Kathryn Allaire, Arun Burra, Yang Sun, Matthew H. Spitzer, Serghei Mangul, Sima Porten, Maxwell V. Meng, Terence W. Friedlander, Chun Jimmie Ye, Lawrence Fong
Source: Cell - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular and Cell Biology of LipidsAuthor(s): Maciej Roman, Tomasz P. Wrobel, Agnieszka Panek, Czeslawa Paluszkiewicz, Wojciech M. Kwiatek
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids - Category: Lipidology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our work demonstrates the current developments of a novel endoimaging system equipped with the potential to generate 3D bladder reconstructions from cystoscopy videos and AI-assisted automated detection of bladder tumors. PMID: 32491933 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Utilizing a large North American DTC registry, we found the prevalence of de novo TgAb detection to be 5% among initially TgAb negative patients. We did not find a statistically significant association between de novo TgAb development and DTC structural recurrence. Larger prospective studies are required to confirm these findings and further assess the significance of de novo TgAb detection in the follow up of DTC. PMID: 32484055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
"A Prospective Mixed-Methods Study of Decision-Making on Surgery or Active Surveillance for Low-Risk Papillary Thyroid Cancer" by Sawka AM et al. (Thyroid 2020 Apr 8. doi: 10.1089/thy.2019.0592. Online ahead of print). Thyroid. 2020 Jun 02;: Authors: Miyauchi A, Ito Y, Davies L Abstract The aforementioned article was published online (ahead of print) recently in Thyroid. Sawka AM et al. prospectively used standardized medical information to offer a choice between active surveillance (AS) and surgery to eligible patients at their practice in Toronto, Canada, and reported their experiences usin...
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that glycyrrhizic acid has a neuroprotective effect on cognitive function in scopolamine-induced cognitive impairment. PMID: 32482057 [PubMed]
Source: International Neurourology Journal - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Int Neurourol J Source Type: research
Authors: Galpin KJC, Cook DP, Salemi LM, Urowitz S, Williams C, Bell JC, Brundage MD, Vanderhyden BC Abstract The 5th Canadian Cancer Research Conference (ccrc) took place 3-5 November 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario. Nearly 1000 participants-scientists, oncologists, community members, and patients-gathered to share knowledge, foster collaboration, and fuel the future of cancer research in Canada. The scientific program included 3 plenary sessions, 26 concurrent sessions, and 2 poster sessions presenting research described in more than 600 submitted abstracts, giving participants the opportunity to share health research th...
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
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