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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078135/investigating-the-prognostic-value-of-koc-k-homology-domain-containing-protein-overexpressed-in-cancer-overexpression-after-curative-intent-resection-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Benny Johnson, Maged Khalil, Joseph Blansfield, Fan Lin, Shaobo Zhu, H Lester Kirchner, Alva B Weir
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States. More than 80% of patients present with distant metastasis precluding surgical eligibility. Even among patients with localized disease deemed eligible for surgical resection, the median survival is only 22.8 months due to high recurrence rates. Identification of a biomarker correlated with patient specific prognosis upon initial diagnosis can serve as a way to individualize treatment options...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078134/malignant-transformation-of-biliary-adenofibroma-a-rare-biliary-cystic-tumor
#2
Scott M Thompson, Benjamin Zendejas-Mummert, Mindy L Hartgers, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Thomas C Smyrk, Amit Mahipal, Rory L Smoot
Biliary adenofibromas (BAFs) are rare, benign biliary cystic tumors with potential for malignant transformation. Of the eleven prior cases of BAF reported in the literature, six showed evidence of malignant transformation. We describe the clinical, imaging and pathology features of two cases of malignant BAF and review the existing literature to raise awareness of this entity and provide additional tools for diagnosing this rare tumor Additionally, we identified a loss of function mutation in the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A) tumor suppressor gene in a malignant caudate lobe BAF, thereby providing potential insight into the molecular pathogenesis of BAF malignant transformation...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078133/successful-hepatectomy-for-metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-anal-canal-a-case-report
#3
Tercia Tarciane Sousa, Bruna do Nascimento Santos, Marcos Belotto, Renata D'Alpino Peixoto
Despite rare, metastatic anal carcinoma confers a poor prognosis. Systemic chemotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for advanced disease while the role of biologics and/or surgical resection of metastatic disease are anecdotal. Compared to isolated liver colorectal or neuroendocrine cancer liver metastases, there is far less experience with resection or nonsurgical local ablative procedures for patients with metastatic anal carcinoma to the liver. We report the case of a 67-year-old woman with metastatic anal carcinoma to the liver who was successfully treated with liver resection and remains free of relapse more than one year later...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078132/impressive-response-to-dual-braf-and-mek-inhibition-in-patients-with-braf-mutant-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-2-case-reports-and-a-brief-review
#4
Viraj Lavingia, Marwan Fakih
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) typically presents at an advanced stage and is associated with a poor oncological outcome. The median survival for metastatic ICC is less than 1 year with standard chemotherapy. ICC is associated with distinct oncogenic drivers including IDH (isocitrate dehydrogenase), HER-2 (human epidermal growth factor 2), and BRAF (v-Raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B), which may benefit from matching targeted therapies. Hereby we report 2 cases of BRAF V600E refractory ICC treated with dual BRAF and MEK inhibitors (dabrafenib and trametinib) with excellent clinical and radiological response to therapy and with protracted duration of disease control...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078131/a-novel-management-of-post-oesophagectomy-gastro-pleural-fistula
#5
Javaid Ishtiaq, Jonathan Sutton, Waqar Ahmed
Oesophageal anastomotic leak and fistula are major and life-threatening complications of oesophagectomy with resultant increased mortality. Non-operative approach of such cases should be the initial strategy. Re-operative surgery and/or stent insertion are considered if conservative measures failed. Although oesophageal stenting is a safe option for the leaks, stent migration and failure to completely cover large anastomotic leaks are the main complications and pitfalls of the procedure. These can be overcome by using multiple or larger stents...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078130/radiographic-and-endoscopic-regression-of-metastatic-gastric-cancer-to-the-colon-in-the-setting-of-5-aminosalicylic-acid-use
#6
Yuval A Patel, Shannon J McCall, Xuefeng Zhang, Tracy Jaffe, Rahul A Shimpi
Colonic metastases from gastric cancer are a rare phenomenon and sparsely reported in the literature. We report a case of a 59-year-old woman who presented with vague abdominal symptoms and initial computer tomography (CT) imaging suggestive of a colonic apple-core lesion with serial colonoscopic biopsies diagnostic of metastatic signet ring cell gastric adenocarcinoma. This case is unique given the evolving CT and endoscopic findings that suggested a regression in colonic wall thickening in the setting of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) use prior to histologic diagnosis...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078129/osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-associated-with-ziv-aflibercept
#7
Hani Mawardi, Peter Enzinger, Nadine McCleary, Reshma Manon, Alessandro Villa, Nathaniel Treister, Sook-Bin Woo
Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) has been associated with medications that include bisphosphonates (BPs), denosumab, bevacizumab and sunitinib. Ziv-aflibercept is a recombinant human vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor which has been used to treat patients with various advanced solid tumors. We report three patients without a history of the use of medications known to cause MRONJ presenting with jaw osteonecrosis typical for MRONJ following therapy with ziv-aflibercept. All patients had metastatic gastrointestinal cancer treated with ziv-aflibercept and were evaluated for MRONJ because of exposed bone in the oral cavity...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078128/endoscopic-ultrasound-in-pancreatic-cancer-innovative-applications-beyond-the-basics
#8
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Joseph Yoo, C Andrew Kistler, Linda Yan, Andrew Dargan, Ali A Siddiqui
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become a mainstay in assisting in the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer. In addition, EUS provides a modality to treat chronic pain through celiac plexus neurolysis. Currently, there is growing data and utilization of EUS in more diverse and innovative applications aimed at providing more sophisticated diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic options for patients with pancreatic cancer. EUS delivery of chemotherapy, viral and biological vectors and fiducial markers may eventually revolutionize the way clinicians approach the care of a patient with pancreatic cancer...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078127/prophylactic-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-can-be-considered-in-the-management-of-advanced-gastric-cancer
#9
Antonio Macrì, Edoardo Saladino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078126/gastrointestinal-lymphoma-in-western-algeria-pattern-of-distribution-and-histological-subtypes-retrospective-study
#10
Soumia Zeggai, Noria Harir, Abdenacer Tou, Miloud Medjamia, Khaira Guenaoui
BACKGROUND: Primary gastrointestinal (GI) lymphomas (GIL) are uncommon diseases that can involve the whole GI tract. Considerable variation exists in the literature with respect to incidence of the various histological subtypes and sites of involvement. This study was undertaken to establish the anatomic distribution, histological subtypes and sites of GI lymphomas of patients from Western Algeria. METHODS: The case records of 58 consecutive patients with GIL diagnosed at the Pathologies Departments of Algerian west region (the Military Hospital of Oran city and the Central University Hospital of Sidi Bel Abbes city) from January 2006 to December 2013 were retrospectively evaluated for epidemiology and histopathology report...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078125/changing-paradigm-in-pancreatic-cancer-from-adjuvant-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation
#11
Justin D Anderson, Wen Wan, Brian J Kaplan, Jennifer Myers, Emma C Fields
BACKGROUND: Historically, management of pancreatic cancer has been determined based on whether the tumor was amenable to resection and all patients deemed resectable received curative intent surgery followed by adjuvant therapy with chemotherapy (CT) ± RT. However, patients who undergo resection with microscopic (R1) positive margins have inferior rates of survival. The purpose of this study is to identify patients who have undergone pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer, determine the surgical margins, types of adjuvant therapies given and patterns of failure...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078124/advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-clinical-outcomes-with-abc-02-regimen-and-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-the-united-states
#12
Rishi Agarwal, Arun Sendilnathan, Nabeela Iffat Siddiqi, Shuchi Gulati, Abhimanyu Ghose, Changchun Xie, Olugbenga Olanrele Olowokure
BACKGROUND: Gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GC) is currently the standard regimen for advanced biliary tract cancers (BTC) based on the outcomes in ABC-02 trial. Multiple factors can affect outcomes in these patients. This retrospective review evaluates the University of Cincinnati experience with GC in advanced intrahepatic (IHC)/extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (EHC) and gall bladder carcinoma (GBC). METHODS: In this study approved by University of Cincinnati IRB, retrospective analysis of advanced BTC patients seen between 01/2008 and 01/2015 was done...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078123/diminished-expression-of-mgmt-rassf1a-genes-in-gastric-cancer-in-ethnic-population-of-kashmir
#13
Arif Akbar Bhat, Hilal Ahmad Wani, Ajaz Ahmad Waza, Rawoof Ahmad Malik, Akbar Masood, Showkat Jeelani, Showkat Kadla, Sabhiya Majid
BACKGROUND: Cancer initiation and progression are accompanied by profound changes in DNA. DNA methylation that was the first epigenetic alterations identified in cancer. DNA hypermethylation at promoter sites is closely associated with down regulation of protein and as major participant in the development and progression of series of human tumors. Therefore we hypothesized that promoter hypermethylation of RASSF1A & MGMT gene could influence susceptibility to gastric cancer (GC) as well, and we conducted this study to test the hypothesis in Kashmiri population...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078122/performance-status-and-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-are-important-prognostic-factors-in-elderly-patients-with-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
#14
Makoto Kadokura, Yasuaki Ishida, Akihisa Tatsumi, Ei Takahashi, Hiroko Shindo, Fumitake Amemiya, Shinichi Takano, Mitsuharu Fukasawa, Tadashi Sato, Nobuyuki Enomoto
BACKGROUND: The usefulness of various prognostic factors for pancreatic cancer (PC) has been reported, but the number of elderly patients in these studies is disproportionately fewer compared with those in everyday practice. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors for unresectable PC in elderly patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 67 elderly (age ≥75 years) patients with unresectable PC who underwent chemotherapy between January 2006 and December 2014 at our hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078121/clinical-morphologic-and-immunophenotypic-characteristics-of-ampullary-carcinomas-with-an-emphasis-on-smad4-expression
#15
Ahmad Alkhasawneh, Lizette Vila Duckworth, Thomas J George, Neelam V Desai, Alex J Sommerfeld, Xiaomin Lu, Tania Zuluaga Toro
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to examine the relationship between clinicopathologic variables and morphologic subtypes in ampullary carcinoma, with an emphasis on the expression of SMAD4 tumor suppressor gene. METHODS: Sixty-three cases of ampullary carcinomas resected between 2000-2011 were included in this study. Clinical characteristics and outcome data were recorded. Tumors were classified as pancreatobiliary or intestinal type based on morphology, and immunohistochemical (IHC) studies for cytokeratin 7 (CK7), cytokeratin 20 (CK20), cytokeratin 17 (CK17), and SMAD4 were performed...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078120/disparities-in-receipt-of-radiotherapy-and-survival-by-age-sex-and-race-among-patients-with-non-metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-anus
#16
Doug M Baughman, Binay K Shah
BACKGROUND: Combination chemoradiotherapy is the standard of care for treatment of non-metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA). This population based study evaluated disparities in receipt of radiotherapy (RT) as well as comparative survival rates for SCCA patients in the United States. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) 18 database was used to identify patients with non-metastatic SCCA diagnosed between 1998 and 2008. Multivariate logistic regression was used to model the relationships between age, sex, and race and the receipt of RT, adjusting for marital status and stage of disease...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078119/surgical-outcomes-of-post-chemoradiotherapy-unresectable-locally-advanced-rectal-cancers-improve-with-interim-chemotherapy-is-folfirinox-better-than-capox
#17
Vikas Ostwal, Reena Engineer, Anant Ramaswamy, Arvind Sahu, Saurabh Zanwar, Suprita Arya, Supriya Chopra, Munita Bal, Prachi Patil, Ashwin Desouza, Avanish Saklani
BACKGROUND: Role of chemotherapy in patients who continue to have unresectable disease after pre-operative chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) remains largely unaddressed. METHODS: Patients with LA rectal cancer from January 2013 to June 2015 were evaluated. Post-CRT, patients, who were deemed unresectable, were considered for further interim chemotherapy (i-CT). RESULTS: Seventy six patients (15%) with median age of 38.5 years received i-CT after CRT...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078118/less-than-12-lymph-nodes-in-the-surgical-specimen-after-neoadjuvant-chemo-radiotherapy-an-indicator-of-tumor-regression-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
#18
Jaiprakash Gurawalia, Kapil Dev, Sandeep P Nayak, Vishnu Kurpad, Arun Pandey
BACKGROUND: The number of lymph node retrieved in the surgical specimen is important for tumor staging and has paramount impact on prognosis in colorectal cancer and imitates the adequacy of lymph node surgical clearance. The paucity of lymph node yields in patients undergoing resection after preoperative chemo radiotherapy (CRT) in rectal cancer has seen. Lower total number of lymph nodes in the total mesoractal excision (TME) specimen after CRT, could a marker of better tumor response...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078117/effect-of-gender-on-psychosocial-adjustment-of-colorectal-cancer-survivors-with-ostomy
#19
Sital Gautam, Anju Poudel
BACKGROUND: Stoma can pose extensive challenges for colorectal cancer survivors. Identifying the psychological and social adjustment among them and how it differs by gender will aid in identifying those particularly at risk of having poor adjustment and in planning programs to improve their adjustment. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of gender on psychosocial adjustment of colorectal cancer survivors with ostomy. METHODS: A descriptive cross sectional study was carried out in the stoma clinic of B...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078116/pretreatment-tumor-volume-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-treated-with-selective-internal-radiation-to-the-liver-using-yttrium-90-resin-microspheres
#20
Neha Bhooshan, Navesh K Sharma, Shahed Badiyan, Adeel Kaiser, Fred M Moeslein, Young Kwok, Pradip P Amin, Svetlana Kudryasheva, Michael D Chuong
BACKGROUND: Yttrium-90 ((90)Y)-resin microspheres can prolong intrahepatic disease control and improve overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). Prognostic factors for improved outcomes in patients undergoing selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) have been studied, but the relationship between pre-SIRT liver tumor volume and outcomes has not well described. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients with metastatic CRC who were treated at our institution with (90)Y-resin microspheres...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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