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The Protective Effect of Antioxidants in Areca Nut Extract-Induced Oral Carcinogenesis.

Dokyeong Kim, Rasika Pawiththra Illeperuma, Jin Kim,

OBJECTIVE:Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is the premalignant disorder associated with fibrosis and epithelial atrophy. Areca Nut (AN) is the most significant risk factors for OSF. However, the molecular mechanism behind AN induced OSF remains unclear, and there exists no effective treatment for the malignant disorder. We aimed to investigate whether ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2447-2452]

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WT1 Clone 6F-H2 Cytoplasmic Expression Differentiates Astrocytic Tumors from Astrogliosis and Associates with Tumor Grade, Histopathology, IDH1 Status, Apoptotic and Proliferative Indices: A Tissue Microarray Study.

Amal Abd El-Hafez, Heba Salah El Din Ismail Hany,

OBJECTIVES:This tissue microarray (TMA) immunohistochemical (IHC) study elucidates the role of Wilms' tumor 1 protein (WT1) in diagnosis and prognostication of astrocytic tumors. METHODS:IHC was applied to 75 astrocytic lesions (18 astrogliosis and 57 astrocytic tumors) using antibodies directed against WT1 clone 6F-H2, isocitrate dehydrogenase 1(IDH1), Bcl2 and Ki67. WT1 ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2403-2413]

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Coffee Consumption and Lung Cancer Risk: A Prospective Cohort Study in Khon Kaen Thailand.

Wongklang Kudwongsa, Supannee Promthet, Krittika Suwanrungruang, Anakapong Phunmanee, Patravoot Vatanasapt,

BACKGROUND:  Lung cancer is a major cause of cancer death worldwide. The incidence of lung cancer in Thailand increasing, but risk factors are rarely reported. OBJECTIVE:To investigate the effect of coffee consumption on lung cancer in Thai population. METHODS:Between 1990 and 2001, lifestyle and demographic data were collected from 24,528 ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2367-2371]

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Recurrent BRCA1 Mutation, but no BRCA2 Mutation, in Vietnamese Patients with Ovarian Carcinoma Detected with Next Generation Sequencing.

Hoang Anh Vu, Ngo Dai Phu, Le Thai Khuong, Pham Huy Hoa, Bui Thi Hong Nhu, Vo Thanh Nhan, Le Quang Thanh, Nguyen Duy Sinh, Hoang Thanh Chi, Nguyen Dang Quan, Nguyen Trong Binh,

BACKGROUND:Identification of germline and somatic BRCA1/2 mutations in ovarian cancer is important for genetic counseling and treatment decision making with poly ADP ribose polymerase inhibitors. Unfortunately, data on the frequency of BRCA1/2 mutations in Vietnamese patients are scare. METHODS:We aim to explore the occurrence of BRCA1/2 mutations in 101 Vietnamese ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2331-2335]

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Clinicopathological Features and Prognosis of Indonesian Patients with Gliomas with IDH Mutation: Insights into Its Significance in a Southeast Asian Population.

Rusdy Ghazali Malueka, Ery Kus Dwianingsih, Halwan Fuad Bayuangga, Andre Stefanus Panggabean, Ibnu Widya Argo, Aditya Dwi Donurizki, Sabillal Shaleh, Adiguno Suryo Wicaksono, Kusumo Dananjoyo, Ahmad Asmedi, Rachmat Andi Hartanto,

BACKGROUND:Gliomas remain one of the most common primary brain tumors. Mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) gene are associated with a distinct set of clinicopathological profiles. However, the distribution and significance of these mutations have never been studied in the Indonesian population. This study aimed to elucidate the association between ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2287-2295]

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Frequency and Association Of GSTM1 and GSTT1 Gene Polymorphisms with Survival in Breast Cancer Patients.

Phakarat Tangkhuenkhan, Kitiphong Harncharoen, Somchai Thanasitthichai, Danai Tiwawech, Wichai Purisa, Pensri Saelee, Ruxjinda Wattanalai,

OBJECTIVE:Glutathione S-transferase M1 and T1 (GSTM1 and GSTT1) are the key detoxification enzymes of xenobiotics, including chemotherapeutic drugs. The deletion polymorphisms of GSTM1 and GSTT1 genes are associated with reduced enzyme activity that influenced clinical outcomes of chemotherapeutic agents in breast cancer. However, there is limited information among Thai patients. ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2251-2257]

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A Case-Control Study of Meat Mutagens and Colorectal Cancers in Viet Nam.

Hang Viet Dao, Tu Thi Minh Nguyen, Hoc Hieu Tran, Linh Thuy Dang, Minh Thi Dinh, Ngoan Tran Le,

OBJECTIVE:The aim was to examine the association between heterocyclic amines 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo pyridine (PhIP) and the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in Viet Nam. METHODS:We performed a case-control study for 512 colorectal cancer patients with the histopathological confirmation and 1,096 hospital controls. We collected information on lifestyle, diet, and cooking methods ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2217-2223]

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The Association between Tea Consumption and Nasopharyngeal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Simon I Okekpa, Rabiatul Basria S. M. N. Mydin, Sivaraj Ganeson, Saravanackumar Gopalan, Muhamad Yusri Musa,

Heated debates have been on-going about tea consumption and the incidence of cancer, especially in head and neck cancer types. This study aimed to review the association between tea consumption habits and nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). Methods: This review was carried out in accordance with the PRISMA-P protocol. Literature search for journal articles that ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2183-2187]

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Alangium longiflorum Merr. Leaf Extract Induces Apoptosis in A549 Lung Cancer Cells with Minimal NFκB Transcriptional Activation.

Cielo Mae D Marquez, Jerremiah G Garcia, Jessica G Antonio, Sonia D Jacinto, Michael C Velarde,

The chemotherapy drug doxorubicin (DOX) is effective in treating many types of cancers. However, due to its pro-inflammatory and cardiotoxic side effects, other remedies have also been explored as alternative treatments. The plant Alangium longiflorum was reported to contain cytotoxic activity against cancer cells, but it is unclear whether this ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2453-2461]

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TFAP2B, AP-1 and JAZF1 Expression in Tissues of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Patients; Clinical, Pathological and Prognostic Values.

Abdulwahab A Abuderman, Ola A Harb, Loay M Gertallah, Nahlah Makki Almansour,

OBJECTIVE:Transcription factor activating protein 2 B (TFAP2 B) is a transcription factor that regulates many steps of embryogenesis, cell growth, apoptosis and recently oncogenesis and cancer progression. AP-1 is a transcription factor that is a downstream molecule of the MAPK signaling pathway. Juxtaposed with zinc finger gene 1 (JAZF1) is ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2415-2421]

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Impact of the Preoperative C-reactive Protein to Albumin Ratio on the Long-Term Outcomes of Hepatic Resection for Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma.

Tokuji Ito, Hiroji Shinkawa, Shigekazu Takemura, Shogo Tanaka, Takayoshi Nishioka, Toru Miyazaki, Atsushi Ishihara, Shoji Kubo,

OBJECTIVE:The present study aimed to investigate the impact of preoperative C-reactive protein to albumin (CRP/Alb) ratio on the long-term outcomes of patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). METHODS:82 patients who underwent hepatic resection for mass-forming type of ICC were evaluated. The relationship between preoperative CRP/Alb ratio and survival outcomes was investigated. ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2373-2379]

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Outcome of FOLFOX and Modified DCF Chemotherapy Regimen in Patients with Advanced Gastric Adenocarcinoma.

Mehdi Pourghasemian, Amin Danandeh Mehr, Mohammad Molaei, Afshin Habibzadeh,

OBJECTIVES:Chemotherapy is used as an indispensable therapy for advanced gastric cancer. Different chemotherapy regimens have been used for this purpose. Toxicity due to the Chemotherapy drugs is one limiting factor. In this study we aim to compare the efficacy and toxicity of two regimens FOLFOX (leucoverin, 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin) and ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2337-2341]

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In Silico Approach in Designing a Novel Multi-Epitope Vaccine Candidate against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Overexpressed G Protein-Coupled Receptor 56.

Leana Rich M Herrera,

BACKGROUND:Majority of cancer-related deaths worldwide is attributed to non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). G protein-coupled receptor 56 (GPR56) is overexpressed and associated in the progression of NSCLC. The aim of this study is to use immunoinformatics approach in designing a multi-epitope vaccine to target overexpressed GPR56 which can potentially activate ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2297-2306]

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Urine Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin a Possible Diagnostic Marker for Egyptian Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients.

Eman Abdelsameea, Ali Nada, Nabil Omar, Saleh M Saleh, Mary Naguib, Hosam El-Din M El-Ezawy, Lamiaa Bakry, Maha Elsabaawy,

BACKGROUND:Most effective method for reducing mortality from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is early diagnosis. Despite its lack of adequate sensitivity, ultrasound is considered fundamental for HCC screening. AIM:to evaluate urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as non-invasive marker for HCC diagnosis in Egyptian patients. METHODS:One hundred and twenty patients were divided into ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2259-2264]

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Prognostic Value of CD200 Expression and Soluble CTLA-4 Concentrations in Intermediate and High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome Patients.

Salah Aref, Mohamed El Agdar, Ahmed El Sebaie, Tarek Abouzeid, Mohamed Sabry, Lamiaa Ibrahim,

OBJECTIVE:This study was designed in order to identify the prognostic relevance of CD200 expression and soluble Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) levels in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients. METHODS:The study included 57 MDS (37 intermediate and 20 high risk) patients and 10 controls. For all of included patients; CD200 expression was identified ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2225-2230]

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The Effect of LINC01296 Expression in Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Farzane Saeidi, Kiarash Tanha, Mostafa Davoodabadi Farahani, Ehsan Sohrabi, Yousef Moradi, Pouria Khani,

BACKGROUND:Recently has been suggested that LINC01296 has an important role in tumor-promoting in different malignancies. We performed first meta-analysis to assess the association between the LINC01296 expression and clinicopathological criteria and the survival of patients with cancers. METHODS:Relevant articles Identified by PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Scopus searching between ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2189-2195]

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Clinical Significance of Plasma Levels of Gluconeogenic Amino Acids in Esophageal Cancer Patients.

Mahsa Taherizadeh, Masoud Khoshnia, Sedigheh Shams, Zahra Hesari, Hamidreza Joshaghani,

OBJECTIVE:Metabolic processes in the body of people with and without esophageal cancer (EC) are significantly different. Therefore, changes in the metabolism of amino acids in the body of EC patients can lead to metabolic disorders, such as increased gluconeogenesis. The aim of this study was the comparison of the plasma ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2463-2468]

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The Venom of Philippine Tarantula (Theraphosidae) Contains Peptides with Pro-Oxidative and Nitrosative-Dependent Cytotoxic Activities against Breast Cancer Cells (MCF-7) In Vitro.

Simon Miguel M Lopez, Jeremey S Aguilar, Jerene Bashia B Fernandez, Angelic Gayle J Lao, Mitzi Rain R Estrella, Mark Kevin P Devanadera, Anna Beatriz R Mayor, Leonardo A Guevarra, Myla R Santiago-Bautista, Olga M Nuneza, Librado Santiago,

BACKGROUND:Breast cancer is a multifactorial disease that affects women worldwide. Its progression is likely to be executed by oxidative stress wherein elevated levels of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species drive several breast cancer pathologies. Spider venom contains various pharmacological peptides which exhibit selective activity to abnormal expression of ion channels ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2423-2430]

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Prevalence of Tissue BRCA Gene Mutation in Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancers: A Multi-Institutional Study.

Arb-Aroon Lertkhachonsuk, Prapaporn Suprasert, Tarinee Manchana, Thannaporn Kittisiam, Nuttavut Kantathavorn, Tharintorn Chansoon, Surapan Khunamornpong, Natkrita Pohthipornthawat, Siriwan Tangjitgamol, Taksa Luasiripanthu, Chinachote Teerapakpinyo, Shanop Shuangshot, Nareenart Iemwimangsa, Wasun Chantratita,

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:Ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer patients with BRCA gene mutation have enhanced sensitivity to platinum-based regimens and PARP inhibitors. However, the knowledge regarding BRCA mutation in Thai patients is limited. This study aimed at identifying the prevalence and characteristics of somatic and germline BRCA 1 and ... Read more >>

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[2020, 21(8):2381-2388]

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Progression Free Survival and Predictor of Recurrence in DLBCL patients with Negative Interim 18FDG PET/CT Using Standardized Imaging and Reporting Protocols.

Maseeh Uz Zaman, Nosheen Fatima, Areeba Zaman, Unaiza Zaman, Sidra Zaman, Rabia Tahseen,

BACKGROUND:To determine progression free survival (PFS) and predictor of recurrence in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with negative interim 18FDG PET/CT (iPET) using standardized imaging and reporting protocols. MATERIALS AND METHODS:This prospective study was conducted at PET/CT Section of a JCIA accredited healthcare facility from December 2015 till ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2343-2348]

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Robust Estimation of Breast Cancer Incidence Risk in Presence of Incomplete or Inaccurate Information.

Siva Teja Kakileti, Geetha Manjunath, Andre Dekker, Leonard Wee,

PURPOSE:To evaluate the robustness of multiple machine learning classifiers for breast cancer risk estimation in the presence of incomplete or inaccurate information. DATA AND METHODS:Open data for this study was obtained from the BCSC Data Resource (http://breastscreening.cancer.gov/). We conducted two ablation-type experiments to compare the robustness of different classifiers where ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2307-2313]

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Mutation in Exon2 of BRCA1 Gene in Adult Bengali Bangladeshi Female Patients with Breast Cancer: An Experience from Two Tertiary-Care Hospitals.

Sagana Shahreen Chowdhury, Marjia Khatun, Toufiq Hasan Khan, Anjuman Banu Laila,

BACKGROUND:The occurrence rate of BRCA1 mutations is found to be high in South Asian countries where early onset of breast cancer is common. In Bangladesh, noticeable percentage of patients experience breast cancer in their reproductive ages. The objective of this study was to identify any mutation in exon2 of the ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2265-2270]

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Factors Associated with Participation in Stool Based Colorectal Screening in Brunei Darussalam.

Vui Heng Chong, Lydiana Kadir, Zakaria Kamis, Norhayati Kassim, Muhammad Abdul Mabood Khalil, Jackson Tan, Elvynna Leong, Sok King Ong, Chee Fui Chong,

INTRODUCTION:Colorectal cancers (CRC) continues to increase worldwide and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. CRC can be prevented through early detection using several modalities. However, like any screening program participation remains suboptimal. This study assessed the factors associated with participation in a stool based CRC screening that was carried ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2231-2236]

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Commentary Regarding the Effect of Long Term Use of Finasteride on Saudi Women.

Wedad Saeed Al-Qahtani, Gadah Albasher, Saad Alkahtani,

In the following commentary, we provided discussions regarding an article bublished by Albasher et al. (2020) concerning the effects of long-term use of finasteride on women. They reported some adverse effects, including abnormal levels in the steroid hormones, irregular menstrual cycles, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Some concerns exist in the ... Read more >>

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[2020, 21(8):2197-2198]

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Comment on Comparison of the Outcome of Low Dose and High-Dose Corticosteroid in the Treatment of Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis.

Sami Akbulut, Tevfik Tolga Sahin,

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(8):2177-2178]

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