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World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144399/pre-treatment-platelet-counts-as-a-prognostic-and-predictive-factor-in-stage-ii-and-iii-rectal-adenocarcinoma
#1
Morgan Steele, Ioannis A Voutsadakis
AIM: To investigate if pre-treatment platelet counts could provide prognostic information in patients with rectal adenocarcinoma that received neo-adjuvant treatment. METHODS: Platelet number on diagnosis of stage II and III rectal cancer was evaluated in 51 patients receiving neo-adjuvant treatment and for whom there were complete follow-up data on progression and survival, as well as pathologic outcome at the time of surgery. Pathologic responses on the surgical specimen of patients with lower platelet counts (150-300 × 10(9)/L) were compared with these of patients with higher platelet counts (> 300 × 10(9)/L) by the χ(2) test...
January 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144398/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-overcoming-chemoresistance-in-pancreatic-cancer
#2
REVIEW
Omar Elaskalani, Norbaini Binti Abdol Razak, Marco Falasca, Pat Metharom
Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses among all cancers due to the late manifestation of identifiable symptoms and high resistance to chemo- and radiation therapies. In recent years, a cancer development phase termed epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has gained increasing research focus. The process is implicated in tumour metastasis, and emerging evidence suggests EMT also contributes or induces chemoresistance in several cancers. Nevertheless, the applicability of therapeutic targeting of EMT faces many challenges...
January 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144397/pancreatic-resection-in-very-elderly-patients-a-critical-analysis-of-existing-evidence
#3
REVIEW
Cosimo Sperti, Lucia Moletta, Gioia Pozza
The aging of the population results in a rise of number of elderly patients (aged 80 years and older) with pancreatic or periampullary cancer, and more pancreatectomies could eventually be performed in such complex patients. However, early and long-term results after pancreatic resection in octogenarians are still controversial, and may trouble the surgeon when approaching this type of population. Evaluation of reported experiences shows that for almost all Authors, pancreatectomy can be performed safely in elderly population, although overall morbidity and mortality rates were 34...
January 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144396/novel-therapeutic-approaches-targeting-l-type-amino-acid-transporters-for-cancer-treatment
#4
REVIEW
Keitaro Hayashi, Naohiko Anzai
L-type amino acid transporters (LATs) mainly assist the uptake of neutral amino acids into cells. Four LATs (LAT1, LAT2, LAT3 and LAT4) have so far been identified. LAT1 (SLC7A5) has been attracting much attention in the field of cancer research since it is commonly up-regulated in various cancers. Basic research has made it increasingly clear that LAT1 plays a predominant role in malignancy. The functional significance of LAT1 in cancer and the potential therapeutic application of the features of LAT1 to cancer management are described in this review...
January 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144395/new-therapeutic-approaches-to-metastatic-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-glimpse-into-the-future
#5
REVIEW
Esther Una Cidon
Neuroendocrine (NE) gastroenteropancreatic tumors are a heterogeneous group of neoplasias arising from neuroendocrine cells of the embryological gut. Their incidence have increased significantly over the past 3 decades probably due to the improvements in imaging and diagnosis. The recent advances in molecular biology have translated into an expansion of therapeutic approaches to these patients. Somatostatin analogs, which initially were approved for control of hormonal syndromes, have recently been proven to inhibit tumor growth...
January 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144394/proteomics-approaches-for-early-detection-and-targeted-therapy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
EDITORIAL
Tripti Khare, Sharad Khare, Jamal A Ibdah
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer related mortality worldwide. HCC incidences have increased worldwide though more prevalent in Asia and Africa. Hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections are mostly responsible of increased number of HCC cases. Biomarkers can help early detection and improve treatment regimen in patients as advanced stage is chemo-refractive with limited treatment options. Potential of proteomics in finding new biomarkers for early detection has been explored more recently...
January 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035254/esophageal-liposarcoma-well-differentiated-rhabdomyomatous-type
#7
Hisham M Valiuddin, Arianna Barbetta, Benedetto Mungo, Elizabeth A Montgomery, Daniela Molena
Rhabdomyomatous well-differentiated esophageal liposarcomas are extremely rare. As of August 2016, only one other such case has been reported in the English-language medical literature. Liposarcomas in general are one of the most common soft tissue neoplasms in adults, but the incidence of primary esophageal liposarcomas is exceptionally low. There have been only 42 reported cases of primary liposarcoma of the esophagus worldwide thus far. These malignancies are harbored within giant fibrovascular polyps, which slowly grow within the esophageal lumen causing obstructing symptoms...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035253/colon-adenoma-features-and-their-impact-on-risk-of-future-advanced-adenomas-and-colorectal-cancer
#8
Audrey H Calderwood, Karen E Lasser, Hemant K Roy
AIM: To review the evidence on the association between specific colon adenoma features and the risk of future colonic neoplasia [adenomas and colorectal cancer (CRC)]. METHODS: We performed a literature search using the National Library of Medicine through PubMed from 1/1/2003 to 5/30/2015. Specific Medical Subject Headings terms (colon, colon polyps, adenomatous polyps, epidemiology, natural history, growth, cancer screening, colonoscopy, CRC) were used in conjunction with subject headings/key words (surveillance, adenoma surveillance, polypectomy surveillance, and serrated adenoma)...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035252/signet-ring-colorectal-carcinoma-do-we-need-to-improve-the-treatment-algorithm
#9
Anup Sunil Tamhankar, Parag Ingle, Reena Engineer, Munita Bal, Vikas Ostwal, Avanish Saklani
AIM: To elaborate about this peculiar variant from a tertiary cancer center from India. METHODS: It's a retrospective study (2011-2014) of all patients diagnosed with signet ring colo-rectal cancer (SRCC). Various clinico-pathological variables were studied. RESULTS: One hundred and seventy consecutive patients with SRCC were diagnosed (11.4% of all colorectal cancers). Median Age of the cohort was 41 years. Most common location was recto-sigmoid area (54...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035251/role-of-circulating-free-dna-in-colorectal-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Alexios Matikas, Alexandra Voutsina, Maria Trypaki, Vassilis Georgoulias
The gradual elucidation of the underlying biology of colorectal cancer has provided new insights and therapeutic options for patients with metastatic disease which are selected according to predictive biomarkers. This precision medicine paradigm, however, is incomplete since not all eligible patients respond to these agents and prognostic stratification is largely based on clinicopathologic variants. Importantly, no robust data exist to help properly select patients with localized disease at high risk for recurrence and most likely to benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035250/from-traditional-serrated-adenoma-to-tubulovillous-adenoma-and-beyond
#11
REVIEW
Sangeetha N Kalimuthu, Adeline Chelliah, Runjan Chetty
It is well established that colorectal cancer develops from a series of precursor epithelial polyps, including tubular adenomas, villous/tubulovillous adenomas (VA/TVA), sessile serrated adenomas (SSA) and traditional serrated adenomas (TSA). Of these, TSAs are least common and account for only 5% of all serrated polyps. TSAs are characterised by the presence of a "pinecone-like" architecture, granular eosinophilic cytoplasm, luminal serrations, ectopic crypt foci (ECF) and elongated, pencillate nuclei. However, the distinct slit-like luminal serrations, reminiscent of small bowel mucosa, appear to be the most unique and reproducible feature to distinguish TSAs from other polyps...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895818/case-of-pseudo-meigs-syndrome-caused-by-gastric-cancer-related-metastatic-ovarian-tumor-with-prolonged-survival
#12
Masaru Okamoto, Kazunori Maeda, Atsushi Yanagitani, Kiwamu Tanaka
A 48-year-old woman presented with bilateral enlarged ovaries, ascites, bilateral pleural effusion, and advanced gastric cancer. Pleural fluid cytology did not reveal malignant cells. Oophorectomy, performed as a palliative procedure, was followed by rapid resolution of the pleural effusion and ascites. The patient was diagnosed with pseudo-Meigs' syndrome, and underwent chemotherapy followed by partial gastrectomy. At the last follow-up, 84 mo following oophorectomy, she was alive, and free of disease recurrence, despite not receiving any further treatment...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895817/current-noninvasive-tests-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-an-overview-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-tests
#13
REVIEW
Le-Le Song, Yue-Min Li
Colorectal cancer (CRC) has become the third most common cancer in the world. Screening has been shown to be an effective way to identify early CRC and precancerous lesions, and to reduce its morbidity and mortality. Several types of noninvasive tests have been developed for CRC screening, including the fecal occult blood test (FOBT), the fecal immunochemical test (FIT), the fecal-based DNA test and the blood-based DNA test (the SEPT9 assay). FIT has replaced FOBT and become the major screening test due to high sensitivity, specificity and low costs...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895816/clinical-impact-of-chemotherapy-to-improve-tumor-microenvironment-of-pancreatic-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Shintaro Takeuchi, Toru Nakamura, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Satoshi Hirano
A perioperative multimodal strategy including combination chemotherapy and radiotherapy, in addition to surgical resection, has been acknowledged to improve patient prognosis. However chemotherapy has not been actively applied as an immunomodulating modality because of concerns about various immunosuppressive effects. It has recently been shown that certain chemotherapeutic agents could modify tumor microenvironment and host immune responses through several underlying mechanisms such as immunogenic cell death, local T-cell infiltration and also the eradication of immune-suppressing regulatory cells such as regulatory T cells (Tregs) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895815/molecular-predictive-markers-in-tumors-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#15
REVIEW
Eirini Papadopoulou, Vasiliki Metaxa-Mariatou, Georgios Tsaousis, Nikolaos Tsoulos, Angeliki Tsirigoti, Chrisoula Efstathiadou, Angela Apessos, Konstantinos Agiannitopoulos, Georgia Pepe, Eugenia Bourkoula, George Nasioulas
Gastrointestinal malignancies are among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Like all human malignancies they are characterized by accumulation of mutations which lead to inactivation of tumor suppressor genes or activation of oncogenes. Advances in Molecular Biology techniques have allowed for more accurate analysis of tumors' genetic profiling using new breakthrough technologies such as next generation sequencing (NGS), leading to the development of targeted therapeutical approaches based upon biomarker-selection...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895814/robotic-rectal-surgery-state-of-the-art
#16
REVIEW
Fabio Staderini, Caterina Foppa, Alessio Minuzzo, Benedetta Badii, Etleva Qirici, Giacomo Trallori, Beatrice Mallardi, Gabriele Lami, Giuseppe Macrì, Andrea Bonanomi, Siro Bagnoli, Giuliano Perigli, Fabio Cianchi
Laparoscopic rectal surgery has demonstrated its superiority over the open approach, however it still has some technical limitations that lead to the development of robotic platforms. Nevertheless the literature on this topic is rapidly expanding there is still no consensus about benefits of robotic rectal cancer surgery over the laparoscopic one. For this reason a review of all the literature examining robotic surgery for rectal cancer was performed. Two reviewers independently conducted a search of electronic databases (PubMed and EMBASE) using the key words "rectum", "rectal", "cancer", "laparoscopy", "robot"...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795815/arterial-complication-of-irreversible-electroporation-procedure-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#17
Yahya Ekici, Tugan Tezcaner, Hüseyin Onur Aydın, Fatih Boyvat, Gökhan Moray
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a non-thermal ablation technique used especially in locally advanced pancreatic carcinomas that are considered surgically unresectable. We present the first case of acute superior mesenteric artery (SMA) occlusion secondary to pancreatic IRE procedure that has not been reported before in the literature. A 66-year-old man underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. IRE procedure was applied to the patient during laparotomy under general anesthesia...
October 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795814/where-does-chemotherapy-stands-in-the-treatment-of-ampullary-carcinoma-a-review-of-literature
#18
REVIEW
Marwan Ghosn, Hampig Raphael Kourie, Elie El Rassy, Fady Ghassan Haddad, Colette Hanna, Fadi El Karak, Dolly Nasr
Ampullary carcinoma (AC) is a rare gastrointestinal tumor without clear treatment recommendations. The management of this tumor is usually extrapolated from the treatment of pancreatic, biliary duct and intestinal cancers. Few papers have studied the AC as an independent entity and yet succombs to several limitations. These studies were retrospective single institutional experiences with limited sample sizes recruited over a long period of time. Unlike metastatic ACs where chemotherapy is the only recommended option, localized AC once excised may be approached by either chemotherapy alone or concomitant chemoradiation therapy...
October 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795813/nanomedicine-strategies-for-sustained-controlled-and-targeted-treatment-of-cancer-stem-cells-of-the-digestive-system
#19
REVIEW
Fang-Yuan Xie, Wei-Heng Xu, Chuan Yin, Guo-Qing Zhang, Yan-Qiang Zhong, Jie Gao
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) constitute a small proportion of the cancer cells that have self-renewal capacity and tumor-initiating ability. They have been identified in a variety of tumors, including tumors of the digestive system. CSCs exhibit some unique characteristics, which are responsible for cancer metastasis and recurrence. Consequently, the development of effective therapeutic strategies against CSCs plays a key role in increasing the efficacy of cancer therapy. Several potential approaches to target CSCs of the digestive system have been explored, including targeting CSC surface markers and signaling pathways, inducing the differentiation of CSCs, altering the tumor microenvironment or niche, and inhibiting ATP-driven efflux transporters...
October 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795812/mucins-in-neoplasms-of-pancreas-ampulla-of-vater-and-biliary-system
#20
REVIEW
Dimitrios Moschovis, Giorgos Bamias, Ioanna Delladetsima
Tumors of the pancreas, the ampulla of Vater, and the extrahepatic and intrahepatic bile ducts have significant histological similarities due to the common embryonic origin of the pancreatobiliary system. This obviates the need for discovery of biomarkers with diagnostic and prognostic value for these tumors. Mucins, especially MUC-1, -2, -4 and -5AC, are important candidates for developing into such reliable biomarkers. Increased expression of MUC1 occurs in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas and is associated with increased degrees of dysplasia in pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN)...
October 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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