To determine if replacement of the retinoblastoma (RB) tumor suppressor gene could inhibit invasion of RB-defective tumor cells, the capacity of tumor cells to migrate or invade was quantitated by the Boyden chamber assay. The studies were done in a diverse group of stable RB-reconstituted human tum …
TY - JOUR. T1 - Suppression of melanotroph carcinogenesis leads to accelerated progression of pituitary anterior lobe tumors and medullary thyroid carcinomas in Rb +/- mice. AU - Zhou, Zongxiang. AU - Flesken-Nikitin, Andrea. AU - Levine, Corinna G.. AU - Shmidt, Elena N.. AU - Eng, Jessica P.. AU - Nikitina, Ekaterina Yu. AU - Spencer, David M.. AU - Nikitin, Alexander Yu. PY - 2005/2/1. Y1 - 2005/2/1. N2 - Mice with a single copy of the retinoblastoma gene (Rb+/-) develop a syndrome of multiple neuroendocrine neoplasia. They usually succumb to fast-growing, Rb-deficient melanotropli tumors of the pituitary intermediate lobe, which are extremely rare in humans. Thus, full assessment of Rb role in other, more relevant to human pathology, neoplasms is complicated. To prevent melanotroph neoplasia while preserving spontaneous carcinogenesis in other types of cells, we have prepared transgenic mice in which 770-bp fragment of pro-opiomelanocortin promoter directs expression of the human BB gene to ...
The cytostatic function of c-Abl is controlled by multiple nuclear localization signals and requires the p53 and Rb tumor suppressor gene products.: c-Abl is a
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Abnormalities in structure and expression of the human retinoblastoma gene in SCLC. AU - Harbour, J. W.. AU - Lai, Shinn Liang. AU - Whang-Peng, Jacqueline. AU - Gazdar, Adi F.. AU - Minna, John D.. AU - Kaye, Frederic J.. PY - 1988/1/1. Y1 - 1988/1/1. N2 - Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has been associated with loss of heterozygosity at several distinct genetic loci including chromosomes 3p, 13q, and 17p. To determine whether the retinoblastoma gene (Rb) localized at 13q14, might be the target of recessive mutations in lung cancer, eight primary SCLC tumors and 50 cell lines representing all major histologic types of lung cancer were examined with the Rb complementary DNA probe. Structural abnormalities within the Rb gene were observed in 1/8 (13%) primary SCLC tumors, 4/22 (18%) SCLC lines, and 1/4 (25%) pulmonary carcinoid lines (comparable to the 20 to 40% observed in retinoblastoma), but were not detected in other major types of lung cancer. Rb messenger RNA expression was ...
Deletions or mutations of the retinoblastoma gene, RB1, are common features of many tumors and tumor cell lines. Recently, the RB1 gene product, p105-RB, has been shown to form stable protein/protein complexes with the oncoproteins of two DNA tumor viruses, the adenovirus E1A proteins and the simian virus 40 (SV40) large T antigen. Neither of these viruses is thought to be associated with human cancer, but they can cause tumors in rodents. Binding between the RB anti-oncoprotein and the adenovirus or SV40 oncoprotein can be recapitulated in vitro with coimmunoprecipitation mixing assays. These assays have been used to demonstrate that the E7 oncoprotein of the human papilloma virus type-16 can form similar complexes with p105-RB. Human papilloma virus-16 is found associated with approximately 50 percent of cervical carcinomas. These results suggest that these three DNA viruses may utilize similar mechanisms in transformation and implicate RB binding as a possible step in human papilloma ...
The proteins encoded by the myc gene family are involved in the control of cell proliferation and differentiation, and aberrant expression of myc proteins has been implicated in the genesis of a variety of neoplasms. In the carboxyl terminus, myc proteins have two domains that encode a basic domain/ …
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p>The checksum is a form of redundancy check that is calculated from the sequence. It is useful for tracking sequence updates.,/p> ,p>It should be noted that while, in theory, two different sequences could have the same checksum value, the likelihood that this would happen is extremely low.,/p> ,p>However UniProtKB may contain entries with identical sequences in case of multiple genes (paralogs).,/p> ,p>The checksum is computed as the sequence 64-bit Cyclic Redundancy Check value (CRC64) using the generator polynomial: x,sup>64,/sup> + x,sup>4,/sup> + x,sup>3,/sup> + x + 1. The algorithm is described in the ISO 3309 standard. ,/p> ,p class=publication>Press W.H., Flannery B.P., Teukolsky S.A. and Vetterling W.T.,br /> ,strong>Cyclic redundancy and other checksums,/strong>,br /> ,a href=http://www.nrbook.com/b/bookcpdf.php>Numerical recipes in C 2nd ed., pp896-902, Cambridge University Press (1993),/a>),/p> Checksum:i ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Promoter-independent loss of mRNA and protein of the Rb gene in a human hepatocellular carcinoma. AU - Hada, Hajime. AU - Koide, Norio. AU - Morita, Takechiyo. AU - Shiraha, Hidenori. AU - Shinji, Toshiyuki. AU - Nakamura, Masaki. AU - Ujike, Kouzo. AU - Takayama, Niro. AU - Oka, Takahiko. AU - Hanafusa, Tadashi. AU - Yumoto, Yasuhiro. AU - Hamazaki, Keisuke. AU - Tsuji, Takao. PY - 1996. Y1 - 1996. N2 - Background: Inactivation of the retinoblastoma (Rb) gene is considered to play a fundamental role in the genesis and progression of several human cancers. In retinoblastoma, the inactivation of Rb promoter by mutations or hypermethylation has been reported. Although genetic changes of Rb gene have been described in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), an epigenetic change such as hypermethylation of the Rb promoter as reported in retinoblastoma has not been described. Materials and Methods: We examined the hypermethylation in the promoter region of Rb gene by restriction fragment ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) inhibits retinoblastoma gene expression but not pRB phosphorylation in TGF-β1-growth stimulated colon carcinoma cells. AU - Yan, Z.. AU - Hsu, Stephen. AU - Winawer, S.. AU - Friedman, E.. PY - 1992/1/1. Y1 - 1992/1/1. N2 - The response of the retinoblastoma (RB) gene and its product (pRB) to transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) was studied in three types of colon carcinoma cells derived from the same parental line. TGF-β1 was a growth inhibitor for two enterocytic-differentiated lines, a growth stimulator for two undifferentiated lines, and had no effect on two goblet cell-differentiated lines. TGF-β1 treatment for 3 days decreased RB gene expression and pRB level two- to threefold in each responsive line. When treated with TGF-β1 beginning in early G1, enterocytic cells were arrested in G1 and pRB remained underphosphorylated and in low abundance. Neither goblet cell line exhibited these responses to TGF-β1 because they were ...
TAMPA, Fla. - Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center have found a potential mechanism by which immune suppressive myeloid-derived suppressor cells can prevent immune response from developing in cancer. This mechanism includes silencing the tumor suppressor gene retinoblastoma 1 or Rb1. Their data explains a new regulatory mechanism by which myeloid-derived suppressor cells are expanded in cancer.. Their study appeared in a recent issue of Nature Immunology.. According to the authors, two kinds of myeloid-derived suppressor cells - monocytic M-MDSCs and granulocytic PMN-MDSCs - regulate immune responses in cancer and other conditions. In experiments with tumor-bearing mice, they discovered that M-MDSCs acquire some of the physical characteristics of PMN-MDSCs. Acquisition of the PMN-MDSCs characteristics, they found, was mediated by the silencing of Rb1 by modifications in a histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC-2), an enzyme decoded by the HDAC2 gene.. Our findings demonstrate the function of a newly ...
1. Sherr CJ (1996) Cancer cell cycles. Science 274: 1672-1677. doi: 10.1126/science.274.5293.1672 8939849. 2. Sherr CJ, McCormick F (2002) The RB and p53 pathways in cancer. Cancer Cell 2: 103-112. doi: 10.1016/s1535-6108(02)00102-2 12204530. 3. Ren B, Cam H, Takahashi Y, Volkert T, Terragni J, et al. (2002) E2F integrates cell cycle progression with DNA repair, replication, and G(2)/M checkpoints. Genes Dev 16: 245-256. doi: 10.1101/gad.949802 11799067. 4. Dimova DK, Stevaux O, Frolov MV, Dyson NJ (2003) Cell cycle-dependent and cell cycle-independent control of transcription by the Drosophila E2F/RB pathway. Genes Dev 17: 2308-2320. doi: 10.1101/gad.1116703 12975318. 5. Korenjak M, Taylor-Harding B, Binne UK, Satterlee JS, Stevaux O, et al. (2004) Native E2F/RBF complexes contain Myb-interacting proteins and repress transcription of developmentally controlled E2F target genes. Cell 119: 181-193. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2004.09.034 15479636. 6. van den Heuvel S, Dyson NJ (2008) Conserved functions ...
Thus we questioned whether IL-4-producing CD8 T cells would be induced in vivo in response to primary immunization with alum-precipitated protein. The approach has been to compare the polarization of transgenic naïve ovalbumin-specific CD4 (OTII) and CD8 (OTI) T cells during their response to alum-precipitated ovalbumin (alumOVA). By addressing this question we have obtained further insight into the way early Th2-features are acquired by CD4 T cells in vivo in response to alum-precipitated protein.. Although both CD4 and CD8 OVA-specific T cells proliferate (30) in response to alumOVA, the acquisition of Th2-features, such as IL-4 and IL-13 mRNA up-regulation, is exclusively confined to CD4 T cells (Fig. 2). In addition, we confirm that mRNA specific for IL-17RB is strongly induced in vivo in alumOVA-responding OTII cells, but not in OTI cells responding to the same antigen (Fig. 2).. Conclusions. These findings indicate that the induction of IL-17RB expression is a selective feature of CD4 T ...
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Cyclin D-Cdk4 complexes have a demonstrated role in G1 phase, regulating the function of the retinoblastoma susceptibility gene product (Rb). Previously, we have shown that following treatment with low doses of UV radiation, cell lines that express wild-type p16 and Cdk4 responded with a G2 phase cell cycle delay. The UV-responsive lines contained elevated levels of p16 post-treatment, and the accumulation of p16 correlated with the G2 delay. Here we report that in UV-irradiated HeLa and A2058 cells, p16 bound Cdk4 and Cdk6 complexes with increased avidity and inhibited a cyclin D3-Cdk4 complex normally activated in late S/early G2 phase. Activation of this complex was correlated with the caffeine-induced release from the UV-induced G2 delay and a decrease in the level of p16 bound to Cdk4. Finally, overexpression of a dominant-negative mutant of Cdk4 blocked cells in G2 phase. These data indicate that the cyclin D3-Cdk4 activity is necessary for cell cycle progression through G2 phase into mitosis and
Retinoblastoma (RB) protein expression was examined in paraffin and frozen tissue sections of 36 primary non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC) using immunohistochemistry with confirmation by direct Western blotting. A normal RB protein staining pattern was present in 24 and absent in 10 NSCLC. Two additional RB positive primary tumors have major foci in which all tumor cells showed no RB protein staining. Significantly more high-stage (stages III and IV) NSCLC had altered RB protein expression than those with low-stage (stages I and II) tumors (P , 0.05). The results suggest that absence of the RB expression may be associated with the initiation and/or progression of many NSCLC. This is the first report of successful RB staining in paraffin sections.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Historic Review of Retinoblastoma. AU - Albert, Daniel. PY - 1987/1/1. Y1 - 1987/1/1. N2 - Retinoblastoma was first described as a specific entity by James Wardrop in 1809, with enucleation as his suggested treatment. Histologic studies including those of Flexner and Verhoeff and subsequent electron microscopy have given insights into its pathogenesis. The establishment of cell lines of retinoblastoma, the nude mouse model, and other animal models have contributed additional information. Classic genetic and epidemiologic studies have led to a broad and intense interest in the tumor despite its relative infrequency. Attempts now in progress to identify and characterize the oncogene for retinoblastoma may prove to be the most exciting part of the history of retinoblastoma.. AB - Retinoblastoma was first described as a specific entity by James Wardrop in 1809, with enucleation as his suggested treatment. Histologic studies including those of Flexner and Verhoeff and subsequent ...
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Retinoblastoma is a malignant tumor of the developing retinal cells caused in most cases by mutations in both copies of the RB1 gene. The RB1 gene is a tumor suppressor gene, located on chromosome 13q14 and is the first human cancer gene to be cloned. The gene codes for the tumor suppressor protein pRB, which by binding to the transcription factor E2F, inhibits the cell from entering the S-phase during mitosis. Recent evidence suggests that post-mitotic cone precursors are uniquely sensitive to pRB depletion and may be the cells in which retinoblastoma originates.. However, more recent information suggests that the occurrence and viability of retinoblastic cells may be more complex than suggested by simple loss of function of the RB1 alleles. There is increasing evidence for the role of epigenetic factors such as DNA methylation impacting the differential expression of more than 100 additional genes which may be influencing the retinoblastoma phenotype. Among these is an upregulation of spleen ...
Today we continue with Part II of Living With Retinoblastoma, a fast growing eye-cancer which affects babies and young children. Retinoblastoma affects about 1 in 15, 000 live births, and an estimated 9,000 children develop the cancer globally each year. These posts cover living with retinoblastoma for those who have either had treatment for or…
Background: The Cyclin D1-CDK4/6 complex is critical in regulating the G1/S checkpoint and phosphorylation of retinoblastoma protein (Rb); palbociclib is a highly-selective CDK 4/6 inhibitor. CCND1, the gene encoding Cyclin D1, is amplified in 15% of breast tumors; p16, the endogenous inhibitor of the complex is lost in up to half of breast tumors. We hypothesized that breast tumors containing either alteration or a high proliferative rate would have enhanced sensitivity to palbociclib. We conducted a single-agent, phase II trial of palbociclib in patients with advanced breast cancer (UPCC03909). In this trial, the clinical benefit rate (partial response [PR] + stable disease ≥6 months [6mSD]) was 17% (DeMichele, ASCO, 2013). The current analysis was a secondary endpoint to determine whether Rb expression, p16 loss, Ki-67 index or CCND1 amplification predicted response in the phase II trial.. Methods: Enrollment on UPCC03909 required archival tumor collection from either primary tumor or ...
Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the retina of the eye. The retina is in the back of the eye. Its the part of the eye that receives light. Retinoblastoma is the most common tumor affecting the eye in children. It almost always occurs in children less than 5 years old.
Retinoblastoma is an uncommon cancer of the eye which occurs in children under the age of 5. This leaflet describes retinoblastoma. It discusses the symptoms...
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p53 and the Retinoblastoma protein (pRb) are two oncosuppressive proteins whose loss of function is linked to the development of many cancers. Both of them play a central role in the regulation of both cell cycle and apoptosis. Different observations have led to a paradigm in which p53 and pRb can regulate each other, pRb playing an important role in the outcome-growth arrest versus apoptosis-of p53 activation.
The most widely held concept of histogenesis of retinoblastoma holds that it generally arises from a multipotential precursor cell (mutation in the long arm of chromosome 13 band 13q14) that could develop into almost any type of inner or outer retinal cell. Intraocularly, it exhibits a variety of growth patterns, which have been described as ...
The most widely held concept of histogenesis of retinoblastoma holds that it generally arises from a multipotential precursor cell (mutation in the long arm of chromosome 13 band 13q14) that could develop into almost any type of inner or outer retinal cell. Intraocularly, it exhibits a variety of growth patterns, which have been described as ...
Retinoblastoma is a malignant tumour that originates from cone precursors of the developing retina and is usually diagnosed in children under age of 5 years
Retinoblastoma is a childhood cancer that affects the retina, the area of the eye responsible for sensing light and sending nerve signals to the brain.
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The retinoblastoma protein (Rb) is a prototype tumor suppressor. In addition to retinoblastomas, Rb mutations have been found in significant frequencies in cancers of other tissues such as the bone, lung, bladder, and prostate. Our laboratory is studying how Rb controls cell proliferation and survival in collaboration with general cell cycle regulators and cell type-specific regulators. At present, we are pursuing the following three lines of investigation. (1) The best established biochemical function of Rb is repression of the transcription factor E2F, which is believed to account for Rbs ability to induce G1-to-S phase cell cycle block. However, the kinetics of repression of E2F regulated genes lags behind the onset of G1-to-S phase cell cycle block in timed Rb reexpression experiments and certain partial penetrance Rb mutants do not repress E2F but can still induce G1-to-S phase cell cycle arrest. We are studying how the ubiquitin ligase component Skp2 functions in a pathway with Rb to ...
Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the eye that typically affects children between birth and five years of age. The incidence of Retinoblastoma is one in 15,000 live births, with about 23 children being affected in Canada each year.. It is imperative that Retinoblastoma is diagnosed at an early stage. Some of the signs of Retinoblastoma include a white pupil, eye turn, or a wondering eye. An eye exam at 6 month of age and then age at 3 years of age (and every year after that) is recommended to rule-out Retinoblastoma.. Read More:. http://doctorsofoptometry.ca/retinoblastoma/. ...
The transcription factor DRTF1/E2F is implicated in the control of cellular proliferation due to its interaction with key regulators of cell cycle progression, such as the retinoblastoma tumour suppressor gene product and related pocket proteins, cyclins and cyclin-dependent kinases. DRTF1/E2F DNA binding activity arises when a member of two distinct ... read more families of proteins, DP and E2F, interact as DP/E2F heterodimers. Here, we report the isolation and characterisation of a new member of the E2F family of proteins, called E2F-5. E2F-5 was isolated through a yeast two hybrid assay in which a 14.5 d.p.c. mouse embryo library was screened for molecules capable of binding to murine DP-1, but also interacts with all known members of the DP family of proteins. E2F-5 exists as a physiological heterodimer with DP-1 in the generic DRTF1/E2F DNA binding activity present in mammalian cell extracts, an interaction which results in co-operative DNA binding activity and transcriptional activation ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Intraocular Tumor Formation of RB Reconstituted Retinoblastoma Cells. AU - Xu, Hong Ji. AU - Sumegi, Janos. AU - Hu, Shi Xue. AU - Banerjee, Ashutosh. AU - Uzvolgyi, Eva. AU - Klein, George. AU - Benedict, William F.. PY - 1991/8/15. Y1 - 1991/8/15. N2 - It has been reported that replacement of a functional retinoblastoma (RB) gene in RB defective WERI-27 retinoblastoma cells results in complete loss of their tumorigenic potential in nude mice following s.c. injection. We have repeated the identical studies and found that although tumors did not develop s.c, the RB reconstituted cells, either soon after RB virus infection or after long term cultivation, consistently produced tumors when injected intraocularly. These tumor cells, when reestab- lished in culture, were found to retain a normal RB protein as determined by direct Western blotting and immunocytochemical staining. The tu- mors, however, occurred with a longer average latency period and with less frequency compared to ...
Intravenous chemoreduction is remarkably effective in controlling retinoblastoma, particularly in eyes with moderate or less advanced disease. In an analysis of 249 eyes with retinoblastoma, Shields et al5 found a six-cycle regimen of vincristine, etoposide, and carboplatin plus focal tumor consolidation successful in controlling 100% of ICRB group A eyes, 93% of group B, 90% of group C, and 47% of group D eyes. Chemoreduction has replaced EBRT in the management of retinoblastoma.. Side effects of radiation-related cataract, retinopathy, dry eye, and facial hypoplasia are avoided with chemoreduction. 5 Turaka et al6 recently reported on long-term follow-up of children with germline mutation retinoblastoma treated with chemoreduction and found that the risk for second cancers was notably low in this group at only 4%, compared with far greater historical risk for those treated with EBRT. In fact, the cumulative incidence of second cancers in 45 germline mutation patients treated with ...
Retinoblastoma is caused by a gene mutation during cell division. In half of all retinoblastoma cases, there is no family history of eye cancer. However, if the gene mutation does run in the family, a childs chances of developing retinoblastoma increase substantially.. In most cases, children diagnosed with retinoblastoma are age 5 or younger, and it can occur as early as year 1. ...
Reintroduction or reactivation of pRb in human tumor cell lines that lack functional pRb often results in senescence. In this study we have investigated the contribution of pRb to senescence by reintroducing RB into an osteosarcoma tumor cell line mutated for both RB and p53. In doing so we examined the transient and prolonged effects of pRb on cell cycle protein levels and activities, cellular proliferation, and cellular morphology and the importance of these changes in cellular function to senescence. We found that soon after pRb expression, p27KIP1 synthesis increased in an E2F-independent manner, cyclin E-cdk2 kinase activity decreased, and the cells arrested in the G1 phase. These properties persisted upon prolonged pRb expression and progression into the senescent state, suggesting that they are important in the senescence process.. Most significantly, we found that only pRb and not p107 or p130 could induce sustained p27KIP1 synthesis and senescence, despite the fact that p107 and p130 ...
Synthetic biological tools that enable precise regulation of gene function within in vivo systems have enormous potential to discern gene function in diverse physiological settings. Here we report the development and characterization of a synthetic gene switch that, when targeted in the mouse germline, enables conditional inactivation, reports gene expression and allows inducible restoration of the targeted gene. Gene inactivation and reporter expression is achieved through Cre-mediated stable inversion of an integrated gene-trap reporter, whereas inducible gene restoration is afforded by Flp-dependent deletion of the inverted gene trap. We validate our approach by targeting the p53 and Rb genes and establishing cell line and in vivo cancer model systems, to study the impact of p53 or Rb inactivation and restoration. We term this allele system XTR, to denote each of the allelic states and the associated expression patterns of the targeted gene: eXpressed (XTR), Trapped (TR) and Restored (R ...
Scientists have developed a new locally applied treatment for retinoblastoma, a childhood cancer of the eye arising from immature retinal cells in one or both eyes and can developed from anytime between gestation until up to 5 years of age. This relatively uncommon condition affects about 1 out of every 15,000 live births, or about 250-300 children in the US each year.. Based on the theory that a molecule called MDMX prevents apoptosis or programmed cell death in retinoblastoma cancer, scientists used a combination of nutlin-3, which blocks MDMX and topotecan, another retinoblastoma drug candidate. Local delivery of the two-drug combo was found to be effective, reducing tumor size significantly more than the most effective known combination of standard chemotherapy drugslinks.. Our finding with locally applied nutlin-3 also has major implications for certain forms of adult cancers, since some forms of breast, lung, prostate and colon cancer are caused by abnormally large quantities of MDMX, ...
As with any cancer, prognosis and long-term survival can vary greatly from child to child. Every child is unique and treatment and prognosis is structured around the childs needs. Prompt medical attention and aggressive therapy are important for the best prognosis.. Continuous follow-up care is essential for a child diagnosed with retinoblastoma. In hereditary retinoblastoma, new tumors may form in either eye until the child is 3 to 4 years old. Children will need very close follow-up by an ophthalmologist. Children with hereditary retinoblastoma and those treated with some chemotherapies, radiation therapies, and some other therapies are at higher risk for new cancers later in life and should have regular medical and eye exams.. Click here to view ...
In humans, the protein is encoded by the RB1 gene located on chromosome 13-more specifically, 13q14.1-q14.2. If both alleles of this gene are mutated early in life, the protein is inactivated and results in development of retinoblastoma cancer, hence the name Rb. Retinal cells are not sloughed off or replaced, and are subjected to high levels of mutagenic UV radiation, and thus most pRB knock-outs occur in retinal tissue (but its also been documented in certain skin cancers in patients from New Zealand where the amount of UV radiation is significantly higher). Two forms of retinoblastoma were noticed: a bilateral, familial form and a unilateral, sporadic form. Sufferers of the former were 6 times more likely to develop other types of cancer later in life.[10] This highlighted the fact that mutated Rb could be inherited and lent support to the two-hit hypothesis. This states that only one working allele of a tumour suppressor gene is necessary for its function (the mutated gene is recessive), ...
Researchers have found a non-invasive way to biopsy retinoblastoma tumors, which could enable precision therapies for children with the rare cancer.
Three patients with late recurrence of retinoblastoma were seen, which count for less than 0.01%. All of them were bilateral diseased at the time of first diagnosis, and underwent an enucleation of one eye by initial treatment. Considering the eye of recurrence retinoblastoma, all initial retinoblastomas were categorized in a different ICRB group and therefore underwent a different initial therapy. Patient 1 had an ICRB-A retinoblastoma wherefore laser- and cryocoagulation therapy was done. Patient 2 had an ICRB-D retinoblastoma and underwent 6 cycles of systemic chemotherapy. Patient 3 had an ICRB-D wherefore a percutaneous radiation therapy was done. Al tumours were inactive after first treatment. After respectively 5, 6 and 3 years of inactivity, in all of these patients a recurrence of the retinoblastoma was seen. This late recurrence was treated different in all patients: Patient 1 was treated with 6 times of intravitreal Melphalan injection and radiation therapy with Ruthenium, patient 2 ...
Retinoblastoma is caused by a mutation in a gene that controls how cells divide. As a result, cells grow out of control and become cancerous.. In about half the cases, this mutation develops in a child whose family has never had eye cancer. In other cases, the mutation occurs in several family members. If the mutation runs in the family, there is a 50% chance that an affected persons children will also have the mutation. These children will therefore have a high risk of developing retinoblastoma themselves.. The cancer most often affects children younger than 7 years old. It is most commonly diagnosed in children 1 to 2 years old. ...
Hey There, Helen and mommy Siobahn here again - today we are going to continue with Helens Story because we want everyone out there to know about Childhood Cancer and about my cancer, Retinoblastoma. Now that the problem had been diagnosed as Retinoblastoma, things moved along very quickly. The diagnosis was made on the Thursday…
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Retinoblastoma genetics are complex, including RB1-/- heritable, RB1-/- non-heritable and RB1+/+MYCNA non-heritable. Learn about each of them here.
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Conservative treatment of diffuse infiltrating retinoblastoma: optical coherence tomography-assisted diagnosis and follow-up in three consecutive cases ...
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