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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280634/erratum-to-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-associated-with-ziv-aflibercept
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[This corrects the article on p. E81 in vol. 7, PMID: 28078129.].
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280633/acute-pancreatitis-as-a-complication-of-trans-arterial-chemoembolization-of-hepatocellular-cancer-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Padmini Krishnamurthy, Mathew Brown, Sangeeta Agrawal, Robert F Short
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a therapeutic procedure often performed for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Local complications, though generally uncommon, can arise from arterial ischemia and local cytotoxicity from the chemotherapeutic delivery. We present a case of acute pancreatitis as a rare complication of the TACE procedure along with a review of literature of this uncommon adverse effect.
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280632/ebv-associated-hepatic-smooth-muscle-tumor-of-uncertain-biologic-behavior-after-heart-transplantation-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report
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Yan Liu, Suneetha Chintalapati, Robin Dietz, Adnan S Raza, Jun Wang, Anwar Sultana Raza
Epstein-Barr virus-associated smooth muscle tumor (EBV-SMT) is a rare neoplasm recognized in immunocompromised patients. There are less than 30 cases of EBV-SMT reported in pediatric population following solid organ transplantation. Herein, we report a case of an 8-year-old female who was incidentally noted to have multiple lesions in the liver 8 years after heart transplantation. The tumor was composed of a cellular proliferation of spindle-shaped cells with low mitotic activity. The diagnosis of EBV-SMT was confirmed by in situ hybridization for EBV-encoded small RNA (EBER) transcripts...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280631/gastric-metastasis-of-bilateral-breast-cancer
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Omar Jmour, Asma Belaïd, Fahmi Mghirbi, Khalil Béhi, Raoudha Doghri, Farouk Benna
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women. The most frequent metastatic sites are lung, bone, liver and brain. On the other hand, gastric metastases are rare. Synchronous bilateral breast cancer (SBBC) occurs rarely. Lobular carcinoma is the histological type most often associated with bilateral breast carcinomas and gastric metastases. We made a retrospective study including four patients followed in the Salah Azaiez Institute, for a bilateral breast cancer with gastric metastases. We analyzed the epidemiological, anatomoclinical and therapeutic particularities of this rare entity...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280630/the-role-of-chemotherapy-in-gastric-cancer-related-microangiopathic-haemolytic-anaemia
#5
Monica Tang, David Goldstein
We report a case of a previously well 46-year-old man who presented with microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia (MAHA) of unknown origin. After extensive investigations, he was diagnosed with cancer-related microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia (CR-MAHA) secondary to gastric adenocarcinoma. Initial treatment with plasmapheresis was ineffective, but the patient's haematological abnormalities improved markedly with chemotherapy directed against his gastric cancer. Our case amplifies previous experience of gastric cancer-associated MAHA which responded to treatment with chemotherapy...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280629/is-surgery-mandatory-in-locally-advanced-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-after-imatinib-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Sabrina Rossi, Teresa Congedo, Riccardo Ricci, Maurizio Martini, Vincenzo Di Noia, Carmela Di Dio, Michela Quirino, Carlo Barone, Alessandra Cassano
Oesophageal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare neoplasms (about 2% of all GISTs); radical surgery is the standard treatment of all GISTs but in case of locally advanced and unresectable disease no clear treatment guide lines are available. Studies including neoadjuvant imatinib mesylate (IM) are relatively recent, includes small sample size of heterogeneous patients and do not report a standardized duration of neoadjuvant treatment. The main question still remains whether surgery after neoadjuvant IM gives a survival benefit in locally advanced disease...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280628/multiple-angiodysplasia-diagnosed-by-capsule-endoscopy
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Giulia Diamantini, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Fabio Procacciante
A 28-year-old Caucasian man was admitted in our unit for acute massive rectal bleeding. Past medical and family history was unremarkable. Hemoglobin was 7.6 g/dL. Blood transfusions were required. Computed tomography and gastrointestinal endoscopy were negative for active bleeding. When patient's hemoglobin was normalized and stable, a video capsule endoscopy was performed. Video relieved the presence of multiple digiunal and ileal angiodysplastic lesions. A double endoscopic argon plasma coagulation procedure was planned on general anaesthesia...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280627/minimally-invasive-ivor-lewis-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-with-right-aortic-arch
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Jeremy Linson, Michael Latzko, Bestoun Ahmed, Ziad Awad
Right aortic arch (RAA) is a rare congenital vascular abnormality in which the aorta descends in the right thorax and encircles the esophagus. Historically, esophagectomy for patients for RAA is done through a left thoracotomy as exposure and mobilization of the esophagus is difficult through a right thoracotomy. A 73-year-old male was found to have an esophageal adenocarcinoma. Endoscopic ultrasound showed a T3N0 lesion in the lower third of the esophagus. PET CT demonstrated a circumferential lesion without evidence of distant disease or involved lymph nodes and a RAA which was not associated with congenital heart disease or symptoms...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280626/current-companion-diagnostics-in-advanced-colorectal-cancer-getting-a-bigger-and-better-piece-of-the-pie
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REVIEW
Jonathan M Loree, Scott Kopetz, Kanwal P S Raghav
While the treatment of colorectal cancer continues to rely heavily on conventional cytotoxic therapy, an increasing number of targeted agents are under development. Many of these treatments require companion diagnostic tests in order to define an appropriate population that will derive benefit. In addition, a growing number of biomarkers provide prognostic information about a patient's malignancy. As we learn more about these biomarkers and their assays, selecting the appropriate companion diagnostic becomes increasingly important...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280625/defining-the-distal-margin-of-rectal-cancer-for-surgical-planning
#10
Sumito Sato, Takashi Kato, Jun-Ichi Tanaka
Accurate measurement of the distal rectal tumor margin is essential in selecting the appropriate surgical procedure. However, there is no standard measurement method. The National Cancer Institute consensus group recommends use of the anal verge (AV) as a landmark, and the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology recommends use of the anorectal ring (ARR). In addition, whether measurements should be made on double contrast barium enema (BE) radiographs or magnetic resonance (MR) images remains controversial...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280624/the-concept-of-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-limited-foundations-and-limited-future
#11
John A Windsor, Savio George Barreto
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is traditionally treated by a surgery-first approach. The development and adoption of the concept of borderline resectable PDAC, which extends the role of surgery, is based on the proposition that neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) will increase the resection rate, margin negative rate and overall survival. There are a number of issues with this concept and a critical review of these suggests that it is based on limited foundations and likely has a limited future.
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280623/rectal-cancer-restaging-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-towards-a-down-staging-score-system
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Antonio Manenti, Luca Roncati, Massimiliano Salati, Emilio Simonini, Maurizio Zizzo, Alberto Farinetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280622/high-dose-chemoradiation-for-unresectable-hilar-cholangiocarcinomas-using-intensity-modulated-external-beam-radiotherapy-a-single-tertiary-care-centre-experience
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Reena Engineer, Shaesta Mehta, Nikhil Kalyani, Suresh Chaudhari, Tejas Dharia, Nitin Shetty, Supriya Chopra, Mahesh Goel, Suyash Kulkarni, Shyam Kishore Shrivastava
BACKGROUND: We present results of patients diagnosed with unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinomas treated with high dose radiotherapy and concurrent chemotherapy. METHODS: From Aug 2005 to Dec 2012, 68 consecutive patients were treated. Fifty patients (group 1) presenting to us with obstructive jaundice were planned for endobiliary brachytherapy (EBBT 14 Gy) followed external beam radiotherapy (EBRT 45 Gy). Twenty-two patients (group 2) who had previously undergone biliary drainage underwent EBRT (57 Gy)...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280621/inflammatory-bowel-diseases-activity-in-patients-undergoing-pelvic-radiation-therapy
#14
Pierre Annede, Thomas Seisen, Caroline Klotz, Renaud Mazeron, Pierre Maroun, Claire Petit, Eric Deutsch, Alberto Bossi, Christine Haie-Meder, Cyrus Chargari, Pierre Blanchard
BACKGROUND: Few studies with contradictory results have been published on the safety of pelvic radiation therapy (RT) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: From 1989 to 2015, a single center retrospective analysis was performed including all IBD patients who received pelvic external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) or brachytherapy (BT) for a pelvic malignancy. Treatment characteristics, IBD activity and gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity were examined...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280620/potential-actionable-targets-in-appendiceal-cancer-detected-by-immunohistochemistry-fluorescent-in-situ-hybridization-and-mutational-analysis
#15
Erkut Borazanci, Sherri Z Millis, Jeffery Kimbrough, Nancy Doll, Daniel Von Hoff, Ramesh K Ramanathan
BACKGROUND: Appendiceal cancers are rare and consist of carcinoid, mucocele, pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP), goblet cell carcinoma, lymphoma, and adenocarcinoma histologies. Current treatment involves surgical resection or debulking, but no standard exists for adjuvant chemotherapy or treatment for metastatic disease. METHODS: Samples were identified from approximately 60,000 global tumors analyzed at a referral molecular profiling CLIA-certified laboratory. A total of 588 samples with appendix primary tumor sites were identified (male/female ratio of 2:3; mean age =55)...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280619/prognostic-value-of-diffuse-versus-intestinal-histotype-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Fausto Petrelli, Rosa Berenato, Luca Turati, Alessia Mennitto, Francesca Steccanella, Marta Caporale, Pierpaolo Dallera, Filippo de Braud, Ezio Pezzica, Maria Di Bartolomeo, Giovanni Sgroi, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Filippo Pietrantonio, Sandro Barni
BACKGROUND: There are two distinct types of gastric carcinoma (GC), intestinal, more frequently sporadic and linked to environmental factors, and diffuse (undifferentiated) that is highly metastatic and characterized by rapid disease progression and a poor prognosis. However, there are many conflicting data in the literature concerning the association between histology and prognosis in GC. This meta-analysis was performed to provide demonstration if histology according to Lauren classification is associated with different prognosis in patients with GC...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280618/clinicopathologic-study-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-gastroenteropancreatic-tract-a-single-institutional-experience
#17
Megha S Uppin, Shantveer G Uppin, Chittiboyina Shiva Prasada Venkata Sunil, Monalisa Hui, Tara Roshni Paul, Nagari Bheerappa
BACKGROUND: The gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEPNET) have a characteristic histologic appearance unrelated of the exact site of origin. However the behavior of these tumors are different in each of these sites. In this article we study the clinicopathological features of GEPNET. These tumors were classified and graded according to WHO 2010 criteria. The immunohistochemical (IHC) features were evaluated and the grade of the tumor was correlated with Ki67. METHODS: A total of 40 cases of GEPNET diagnosed on biopsies as well as resected specimens were analyzed from January 2012 to June 2015...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280617/identifying-prognostic-intratumor-heterogeneity-using-pre-and-post-radiotherapy-18f-fdg-pet-images-for-pancreatic-cancer-patients
#18
Yong Yue, Arsen Osipov, Benedick Fraass, Howard Sandler, Xiao Zhang, Nicholas Nissen, Andrew Hendifar, Richard Tuli
BACKGROUND: To stratify risks of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PA) patients using pre- and post-radiotherapy (RT) PET/CT images, and to assess the prognostic value of texture variations in predicting therapy response of patients. METHODS: Twenty-six PA patients treated with RT from 2011-2013 with pre- and post-treatment 18F-FDG-PET/CT scans were identified. Tumor locoregional texture was calculated using 3D kernel-based approach, and texture variations were identified by fitting discrepancies of texture maps of pre- and post-treatment images...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280616/differences-in-symptom-occurrence-severity-and-distress-ratings-between-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancers-who-received-chemotherapy-alone-or-chemotherapy-with-targeted-therapy
#19
Ilufredo Y Tantoy, Anand Dhruva, Janine Cataldo, Alan Venook, Bruce A Cooper, Steven M Paul, Jon D Levine, Yvette P Conley, Frances Cartwright, Kathryn Lee, Fay Wright, Christine Miaskowski
BACKGROUND: Approximately 28% of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers will receive targeted therapy (TT) because of the associated increases in survival. Only four studies have examined the symptom experience of these patients. To date, no studies have evaluated for differences in symptom occurrence, severity, and distress between patients who received chemotherapy (CTX) alone (n=304) or CTX with TT (n=93). METHODS: Patients completed self-report questionnaires, approximately one week after they received CTX...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280615/the-frequency-of-histologically-confirmed-barrett-s-esophagus-varies-by-the-combination-of-ethnicity-and-gender
#20
Sian S Chisholm, Joe E Khoury, M Mazen Jamal, Carlos Palacio, Sunitha Pudhota, Kenneth J Vega
BACKGROUND: Barrett's esophagus (BE) is the primary risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Limited data exists regarding the frequency of histologically confirmed BE by both gender and ethnicity in the United States. The study aim was to determine whether the frequency of histologically confirmed BE varies by ethnicity and gender. METHODS: The University of Florida-Jacksonville endoscopy database was reviewed for all cases of salmon colored esophageal mucosa from September 2002 to August 2007...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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