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Economic Evaluation Of Patient Navigation Programs In Colorectal Cancer Care, A Systematic Review., Chloé Gervès-Pinquié, Anne Girault, Serena Phillips, Sarah Raskin, Mandi Pratt-Chapman 2018 George Washington University

Economic Evaluation Of Patient Navigation Programs In Colorectal Cancer Care, A Systematic Review., Chloé Gervès-Pinquié, Anne Girault, Serena Phillips, Sarah Raskin, Mandi Pratt-Chapman

Pediatrics Faculty Publications

Patient navigation has expanded as a promising approach to improve cancer care coordination and patient adherence. This paper addresses the need to identify the evidence on the economic impact of patient navigation in colorectal cancer, following the Health Economic Evaluation Publication Guidelines. Articles indexed in Medline, Cochrane, CINAHL, and Web of Science between January 2000 and March 2017 were analyzed. We conducted a systematic review of the literature using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The quality assessment of the included studies was based on the Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) checklist. Inclusion criteria ...


Tgf-Β Sustains Tumor Progression Through Biochemical And Mechanical Signal Transduction., Robert L Furler, Douglas F Nixon, Christine A Brantner, Anastas Popratiloff, Christel H Uittenbogaart 2018 George Washington University

Tgf-Β Sustains Tumor Progression Through Biochemical And Mechanical Signal Transduction., Robert L Furler, Douglas F Nixon, Christine A Brantner, Anastas Popratiloff, Christel H Uittenbogaart

Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine Faculty Publications

Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) signaling transduces immunosuppressive biochemical and mechanical signals in the tumor microenvironment. In addition to canonical SMAD transcription factor signaling, TGF-β can promote tumor growth and survival by inhibiting proinflammatory signaling and extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling. In this article, we review how TGF-β activated kinase 1 (TAK1) activation lies at the intersection of proinflammatory signaling by immune receptors and anti-inflammatory signaling by TGF-β receptors. Additionally, we discuss the role of TGF-β in the mechanobiology of cancer. Understanding how TGF-β dampens proinflammatory responses and induces pro-survival mechanical signals throughout cancer development is critical for designing therapeutics that ...


Phytobiological Warfare: An Evolutionary Approach To Botanical Medicine, Guillermo Ruiz NMD, Tiffany Turner, Jeffrey Langland 2018 Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Phytobiological Warfare: An Evolutionary Approach To Botanical Medicine, Guillermo Ruiz Nmd, Tiffany Turner, Jeffrey Langland

Journal of Evolution and Health

No abstract provided.


2'-5'-Oligoadenylate Synthetase 1 (Oas1) And Health Disparities In Prostate Cancer, Aisha S. Hunt 2018 Clark Atlanta University

2'-5'-Oligoadenylate Synthetase 1 (Oas1) And Health Disparities In Prostate Cancer, Aisha S. Hunt

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

2’ -5’ –oligoadenylate synthetase 1 (OAS1) is an antiviral enzyme that in the presence of double-stranded RNA structures, such as viral genomes or single-stranded RNA transcripts with significant double-stranded character, converts ATP to a series of 2’ -5’ –oligoadenylates (2-5A). 2-5A promotes dimerization of latent ribonuclease (RNaseL) to form catalytically active RNaseL, a candidate hereditary prostate cancer (PCa) gene. RNaseL is anti-proliferative and promotes senescence and apoptosis in PCa cells. Genotyping analysis was completed on over 600 genomic DNA samples from African-American and Caucasian, normal and PCa subjects. Genotyping was performed to screen the following SNPs in the last exon ...


A Case Of Synchronous Colorectal Carcinoma Manifested As Three Separate Colon Masses, Alyssa Imperatore DO, Linda Szczurek DO, FACOS, Alan Shienbaum DO 2018 Rowan University SOM

A Case Of Synchronous Colorectal Carcinoma Manifested As Three Separate Colon Masses, Alyssa Imperatore Do, Linda Szczurek Do, Facos, Alan Shienbaum Do

Stratford Campus Research Day

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States amongst cancers that affect both genders. Synchronous colorectal cancer is greater than one primary lesion detected on initial presentation and occurs about 5% of the time.

This is a 78 year-old female with past medical history of left-sided breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy who presented with symptomatic anemia found to have a hemoglobin of five and positive fecal occult blood test. Patient was transfused and taken for EGD/colonoscopy, which showed three polypoid rectal lesions and three separate colon masses. Preliminary pathology showed high grade ...


Gist- An Unusual Case Of Gi Bleeding, Lucy Joo DO, Justin DeRosa DO, Drew Chiesa DO, Darshan Roy MD 2018 Rowan University SOM

Gist- An Unusual Case Of Gi Bleeding, Lucy Joo Do, Justin Derosa Do, Drew Chiesa Do, Darshan Roy Md

Stratford Campus Research Day

This is a unique case of a female who was diagnosed and treated with a GIST (gastrointestinal stromal cell tumor) of the stomach.The purpose is to deliver awareness and education to clinicians of this rare malignancy by emphasizing its presentation and characteristics.


A Case Of Signet Ring Cell Colon Carcinoma Initially Presenting As Acute Diverticulitis, Justin DeRosa DO, Jonathan Foster DO, Drew Chiesa DO, Darshan Roy MD 2018 Rowan University SOM

A Case Of Signet Ring Cell Colon Carcinoma Initially Presenting As Acute Diverticulitis, Justin Derosa Do, Jonathan Foster Do, Drew Chiesa Do, Darshan Roy Md

Stratford Campus Research Day

This is a unique case of a female with an acute bout of diverticulitis who six weeks later on follow up colonoscopy, was found to have signet ring cell colon carcinoma. The purpose is to deliver awareness of this rare type of colon malignancy, emphasize the continued need for screening colonoscopy, and to provide the reader with a distinct and thought provoking spin on the conventional diagnosis of diverticulitis.



A Rare But Life Threatening Case Of Labile Blood Pressures In Pregnancy, Kelsey Carrio MD, Aarti Aggarwal MD, Susan McGroarty PhD 2018 Rowan University SOM

A Rare But Life Threatening Case Of Labile Blood Pressures In Pregnancy, Kelsey Carrio Md, Aarti Aggarwal Md, Susan Mcgroarty Phd

Stratford Campus Research Day

Pheochromocytoma is a rare but life threatening adrenal secreting tumor. The infrequency with which it is encountered makes pheochromocytoma, especially in pregnancy, a formidable diagnostic challenge.

Although a pheochromocytoma is rare, it is good to keep it in differential diagnosis as a possible cause of labile BP with headaches and significant orthostatic BP. It is critical to recognize this condition to institute an appropriate therapy & surgical intervention to prevent mortality.


Metastatic Breast Cancer Presenting As Painless Jaundice, Daniel S. Wilen DO, Donald J. McMahon DO, Brian J. Blair DO, Joanne Kaiser-Smith DO, Darshan B. Roy MD 2018 Rowan University SOM

Metastatic Breast Cancer Presenting As Painless Jaundice, Daniel S. Wilen Do, Donald J. Mcmahon Do, Brian J. Blair Do, Joanne Kaiser-Smith Do, Darshan B. Roy Md

Stratford Campus Research Day

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. Treatment options are wide-­‐ ranging based on a multitude of factors, including extent of disease and receptor positivity. Following treatment, a relapse-­‐free interval ≥ 2 years carries a more favorable prognosis.

We present a case involving a female with history of breast cancer and relapse-­free interval of 15 years who unfortunately presented with metastatic disease involving the liver, bone, and lymph nodes.


Myeloid Sarcoma: A Rare Cause Of Small Bowel Obstruction, Jonathan Sedeyn DO, PhD, Karlbuto Alexandre, Alan J. Sheinbaum DO, Adeshola Fakulujo MD, FACS 2018 Rowan University SOM

Myeloid Sarcoma: A Rare Cause Of Small Bowel Obstruction, Jonathan Sedeyn Do, Phd, Karlbuto Alexandre, Alan J. Sheinbaum Do, Adeshola Fakulujo Md, Facs

Stratford Campus Research Day

Myeloid sarcoma is a rare and aggressive tumor of myelogenous origin that uncommonly presents in the small bowel. Here we describe the case of a 29 year old male with a two week history of worsening abdominal pain associated with nausea and bilious vomiting. The patient displayed tenderness in the epigastric and periumbilical region with grossly normal lab values. On CT he was found to have a small bowel obstruction with a transition point in the pelvis. Exploration revealed a small bowel mass located approximately 12 cm from the ileocecal valve. Pathological analysis showed large malignant cells with a high ...


Development Of Novel Dual Inhibitor Of Chemokine Receptor 4 And Mcl-1 Against Multiple Myeloma, Kuntal Bhowmick, Kristy K. Patel, Suman Pathi, Subash Jonnalagadda, Tulin Budak-Alpdogan, Manoj K. Pandey 2018 Rowan University

Development Of Novel Dual Inhibitor Of Chemokine Receptor 4 And Mcl-1 Against Multiple Myeloma, Kuntal Bhowmick, Kristy K. Patel, Suman Pathi, Subash Jonnalagadda, Tulin Budak-Alpdogan, Manoj K. Pandey

Stratford Campus Research Day

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a neoplastic plasma-cell disorder. This is characterized by clonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells in the bone-marrow (BM) microenvironment, monoclonal protein in blood or urine, and associated organ dysfunction. The treatment options approved by FDA are immune-modulatory agents, proteasome inhibitors, and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). Unfortunately, MM remains uniformly fatal owing to intrinsic or acquired drug resistance and the median survival time is 3 to 5 years. Thus, there is a great need for novel strategies to combat MM.

The intimate relationship of myeloma cells to BM microenvironment is “hallmark of myeloma”. The homing of ...


Spectral Properties Of Doxorubicin Doped Rhdl Nanoparticles, Sunil Shah 2018 University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Spectral Properties Of Doxorubicin Doped Rhdl Nanoparticles, Sunil Shah

Theses and Dissertations

Doxorubicin, also known as Adriamycin, is an anthracycline antibiotic which first gained clinical prominence in the early 1970’s as an effective antitumor agent. It is still used today to treat a spectrum of cancers like lymphoma, bladder, stomach, lung, breast, ovarian, and several others. Due to its production of free radicals to attack tumor cells, Doxorubicin interferes with mitochondrial phosphorylation and also induces cardiotoxicity. Thus, efficient and biocompatible delivery methods are needed for targeted drug delivery to overcome systemic toxicity. To maintain a high level of growth, tumor cells overexpress Scavenger receptors type B-1 (SR-B1). This cellular characteristic can ...


Periostin Antisense Oligonucleotide Suppresses Bleomycin-Induced Formation Of A Lung Premetastatic Niche For Melanoma, Takashi Semba, Eiji Sugihara, Nagisa Kamoshita, Sayaka Ueno, Keitaro Fukuda, Masafumi Yoshino, Kazumasa Takao, Kazunori Yoshikawa, Kenji Izuhara, Yoshimi Arima, Makoto Suzuki, Hideyuki Saya 2018 Keio University

Periostin Antisense Oligonucleotide Suppresses Bleomycin-Induced Formation Of A Lung Premetastatic Niche For Melanoma, Takashi Semba, Eiji Sugihara, Nagisa Kamoshita, Sayaka Ueno, Keitaro Fukuda, Masafumi Yoshino, Kazumasa Takao, Kazunori Yoshikawa, Kenji Izuhara, Yoshimi Arima, Makoto Suzuki, Hideyuki Saya

Open Access Articles

Metastasis is the leading cause of cancer death. A tumor-supportive microenvironment, or premetastatic niche, at potential secondary tumor sites plays an important role in metastasis, especially in tumor cell colonization. Although a fibrotic milieu is known to promote tumorigenesis and metastasis, the underlying molecular contributors to this effect have remained unclear. Here we show that periostin, a component of the extracellular matrix that functions in tissue remodeling, has a key role in formation of a fibrotic environment that promotes tumor metastatic colonization. We found that periostin was widely expressed in fibrotic lesions of mice with bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis, and that ...


Preleukemia And Leukemia-Initiating Cell Activity In Inv(16) Acute Myeloid Leukemia, John A. Pulikkan, Lucio H. Castilla 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Preleukemia And Leukemia-Initiating Cell Activity In Inv(16) Acute Myeloid Leukemia, John A. Pulikkan, Lucio H. Castilla

Open Access Articles

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a collection of hematologic malignancies with specific driver mutations that direct the pathology of the disease. The understanding of the origin and function of these mutations at early stages of transformation is critical to understand the etiology of the disease and for the design of effective therapies. The chromosome inversion inv(16) is thought to arise as a founding mutation in a hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) to produce preleukemic HSCs (preL-HSCs) with myeloid bias and differentiation block, and predisposed to AML. Studies in mice and human AML cells have established that inv(16) AML follows ...


The Needs Of Women Treated For Ovarian Cancer: Results From A #Gyncsm Twitter Chat, Teresa Hagan Thomas, Karin Nauth-Shelley, Michael A. Thompson, Deanna J. Attai, Matthew S. Katz, David Graham, Dee Sparacio, Christina Lizaso, Audun Utengen, Don S. Dizon 2018 University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

The Needs Of Women Treated For Ovarian Cancer: Results From A #Gyncsm Twitter Chat, Teresa Hagan Thomas, Karin Nauth-Shelley, Michael A. Thompson, Deanna J. Attai, Matthew S. Katz, David Graham, Dee Sparacio, Christina Lizaso, Audun Utengen, Don S. Dizon

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Purpose: Ovarian cancer is the most fatal of all gynecologic cancers, with a high relapse rate regardless of stage. Women treated for ovarian cancer, therefore, likely have supportive care needs that extend well beyond the time frame of first-line therapy. Unfortunately, there is minimal data describing these needs. The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand the supportive care needs of women with ovarian care at the end of treatment.

Methods: To better understand the issues faced by women with ovarian cancer, we conducted a public Twitter chat in collaboration with gynecologic cancer social media (#gyncsm). Both quantitative and ...


The Patient Experience With Shared Decision-Making In Lung Cancer: A Survey Of Patients, Significant Others Or Care Givers, Laurie E. Gaspar, Howard J. West, Bonnie J. Addario, D Ross Camidge 2018 University of Colorado

The Patient Experience With Shared Decision-Making In Lung Cancer: A Survey Of Patients, Significant Others Or Care Givers, Laurie E. Gaspar, Howard J. West, Bonnie J. Addario, D Ross Camidge

Patient Experience Journal

A survey (via SurveyMonkey) was sent to lung cancer patients, their caregivers or significant others asking about their experience in making difficult treatment decisions. Of the 198 respondents, 118 (69%) indicated that they had faced a difficult decision with respect to their lung cancer treatment. Of those, 73% indicated that they would have desired that the decision be made with their physician using a shared decision-making process, and 58% perceived that such a process had occurred. In addition, only 23% of respondents indicated that they had had the right amount of information when making the decision. Fortunately, only 9% of ...


Periostin And Mesothelin: Potential Predictors Of Malignant Progression In Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Pranoti Mandrekar, Vincenzo Cardinale 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Periostin And Mesothelin: Potential Predictors Of Malignant Progression In Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Pranoti Mandrekar, Vincenzo Cardinale

Open Access Articles

Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a heterogeneous group of malignancy arising at any level of the biliary tree based on their anatomical location, is classified into intrahepatic (iCCA), perihilar, and distal subtypes. iCCA, which arises distally to the second‐order bile ducts, is a highly heterogeneous and aggressive malignancy with overall poor prognosis. The rate of iCCA is increasing rapidly, particularly in Western countries; however, its precise etiology and pathogenesis remain elusive.1 While surgical resection is the first line of treatment, liver transplantation is the potential curative treatment for unresectable tumors in patients with iCCA, and posttransplantation 5‐year survival rates are ...


Irs2 Mutations Linked To Invasion In Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, Sha Zhu, B. Marie Ward, Jun Yu, Asia N. Matthew-Onabanjo, Jenny Janusis, Chung-Cheng Hsieh, Keith Tomaszewicz, Lloyd Hutchinson, Lihua Julie Zhu, Dina Kandil, Leslie M. Shaw 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Irs2 Mutations Linked To Invasion In Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, Sha Zhu, B. Marie Ward, Jun Yu, Asia N. Matthew-Onabanjo, Jenny Janusis, Chung-Cheng Hsieh, Keith Tomaszewicz, Lloyd Hutchinson, Lihua Julie Zhu, Dina Kandil, Leslie M. Shaw

Open Access Articles

Pleomorphic invasive lobular carcinoma (PILC) is an aggressive variant of invasive lobular breast cancer that is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Limited molecular data are available to explain the mechanistic basis for PILC behavior. To address this issue, targeted sequencing was performed to identify molecular alterations that define PILC. This sequencing analysis identified genes that distinguish PILC from classic ILC and invasive ductal carcinoma by the incidence of their genomic changes. In particular, insulin receptor substrate 2 (IRS2) is recurrently mutated in PILC, and pathway analysis reveals a role for the insulin receptor (IR)/insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF1R)/IRS2 ...


Non-Hispanic Black-White Disparities In Pain And Pain Management Among Newly Admitted Nursing Home Residents With Cancer, Deborah Mack, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, William M. Jesdale, Kate L. Lapane 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Non-Hispanic Black-White Disparities In Pain And Pain Management Among Newly Admitted Nursing Home Residents With Cancer, Deborah Mack, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, William M. Jesdale, Kate L. Lapane

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Supported Publications

Background: Racial disparities in pain management persist across health care settings and likely extend into nursing homes. No recent studies have evaluated racial disparities in pain management among residents with cancer in nursing homes at time of admission.

Methods: Using a cross-sectional study design, we compared reported pain and pain management between non-Hispanic White and non-Hispanic Black newly admitted nursing home residents with cancer (n=342,920) using the de-identified Minimum Data Set version 3.0. Pain management strategies included the use of scheduled analgesics, pro re nata analgesics, and non-pharmacological methods. Presence of pain was based on self-report when ...


Bb-Cl-Amidine As A Novel Therapeutic For Canine And Feline Mammary Cancer Via Activation Of The Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Pathway, Melissa M. Ledet, Robyn Anderson, Rebecca Harman, Aaron Muth, Paul R. Thompson, Scott A. Coonrod, Gerlinde R. Van de Walle 2018 Cornell University

Bb-Cl-Amidine As A Novel Therapeutic For Canine And Feline Mammary Cancer Via Activation Of The Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Pathway, Melissa M. Ledet, Robyn Anderson, Rebecca Harman, Aaron Muth, Paul R. Thompson, Scott A. Coonrod, Gerlinde R. Van De Walle

Open Access Articles

BACKGROUND: Mammary cancer is highly prevalent in dogs and cats and results in a poor prognosis due to critically lacking viable treatment options. Recent human and mouse studies have suggested that inhibiting peptidyl arginine deiminase enzymes (PAD) may be a novel breast cancer therapy. Based on the similarities between human breast cancer and mammary cancer in dogs and cats, we hypothesized that PAD inhibitors would also be an effective treatment for mammary cancer in these animals.

METHODS: Canine and feline mammary cancer cell lines were treated with BB-Cl-Amidine (BB-CLA) and evaluated for viability and tumorigenicity. Endoplasmic reticulum stress was tested ...


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