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Liver metastases chemotherapy

Hena S Ahmed, Austin R Pantel, James M Metz, John P Plastaras, Michael D Farwell
A 25-year-old man with IgA deficiency was treated with 2 months of chemotherapy and proton therapy for gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. Restaging PET/CT 18 days posttherapy demonstrated 2 new foci of increased FDG uptake in the left hepatic lobe, which were favored to represent radiation injury as opposed to new metastases. Follow-up MRI with contrast 2 weeks later demonstrated hypoenhancement and T1/T2 hypointensity in the liver, without restricted diffusion, which correlated with the dominant FDG-avid focus...
March 20, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Shintaro Akiyama, Masakazu Nagahori, Shinya Oooka, Mariko Negi, Takashi Ito, Kento Takenaka, Kazuo Ohtsuka, Mamoru Watanabe
RATIONALE: The small intestine (SI) does not commonly harbor cancer but is occasionally involved by metastatic cancer from other organs. To manage SI cancer appropriately, surveillance for primary origin outside the SI is essential. PATIENT CONCERNS: This study presents a 54-year-old Thai man diagnosed with SI obstruction which required laparoscopy- assisted partial ileal resection. DIAGNOSES: On the basis of the expression pattern of cytokeratins (CKs) and mucins (MUCs) in the resected SI adenocarcinoma, we suspected this was metastasized from the pancreatobiliary tract...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ting-Ying Lee, Chia-Wen Wang, Teng-Wei Chen, De-Chuan Chan, Guo-Shiou Liao, Hsiu-Lung Fan
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer is unusually seen but can result in highly mortality rate. It makes challenge to diagnose for clinicians due to present asymptomatic or non-specific clinical presentation including abdominal pain, anorexia. It usually also accompanies with cholelithiasis (incidence is 1-2%) and incidentally detected by radiologic examination such as ultrasound, computed tomography or intra-operative intervention accidentally. Gallbladder cancer results in highly fatal malignancy because it is difficult to early detect...
March 20, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Cornelia Nitipir, Octav Ginghina, Liliana Popa, Florin Andrei, Nicolaie Tudor, Irina Radu, Cristian Iaciu, Cristina Orlov, Florina Vasilescu, Cristian Balalau, Grigoris Leon, Carolina Negrei, Maria Alexandra Barbu
Although gastric metastases have been estimated to occur in less than 2% of cancer patients, an increased use of upper digestive tract endoscopy allows for a higher detection of secondary gastric tumors. We describe the case of a 66-year-old male patient presenting with mild pain in the sternum and upper abdominal area. Physical examination revealed a right parietal skull tumor, with no other significant clinical changes. Upon exclusion of an acute coronary syndrome, upper digestive tract endoscopy was performed, showing the presence of an ulcerated tumor located in the gastric fundus...
April 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Atsushi Oba, Yoshihiro Mise, Hiromichi Ito, Makiko Hiratsuka, Yosuke Inoue, Takeaki Ishizawa, Junichi Arita, Kiyoshi Matsueda, Yu Takahashi, Akio Saiura
BACKGROUND: Clinical implication of disappearing liver metastases (DLMs) from colorectal cancer after chemotherapy needs to be reviewed in the era of modern imaging studies. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, 184 patients underwent curative hepatectomy for colorectal liver metastases following preoperative chemotherapy. The sites of metastases detected on pre-chemotherapy CE-CT were examined post-chemotherapy using CE-CT, gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (EOB-MRI), and contrast-enhanced intraoperative ultrasonography (CE-IOUS)...
March 10, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
S Dueland, A Foss, J M Solheim, M Hagness, P-D Line
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation is considered the standard of care for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) within the Milan criteria. Liver transplantation in patients with unresectable colorectal cancer with liver-only disease has been shown to be associated with a 5-year overall survival rate of 56 per cent, compared with 9 per cent in patients receiving standard palliative chemotherapy. The aim of the present study was to compare disease-free (DFS) and overall (OS) survival after liver transplantation in patients with HCC and those with colorectal metastases...
March 13, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
Tia H Turner, Mohammad A Alzubi, Sahib S Sohal, Amy L Olex, Mikhail G Dozmorov, J Chuck Harrell
PURPOSE: Basal-like breast cancers are aggressive and often metastasize to vital organs. Treatment is largely limited to chemotherapy. This study aims to characterize the efficacy of cancer therapeutics in vitro and in vivo within the primary tumor and metastatic setting, using patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models. METHODS: We employed two basal-like, triple-negative PDX models, WHIM2 and WHIM30. PDX cells, obtained from mammary tumors grown in mice, were treated with twelve cancer therapeutics to evaluate their cytotoxicity in vitro...
March 12, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Chiara Cremolini, Massimo Milione, Federica Marmorino, Federica Morano, Gemma Zucchelli, Alessia Mennitto, Michele Prisciandaro, Sara Lonardi, Alessio Pellegrinelli, Daniele Rossini, Francesca Bergamo, Giuseppe Aprile, Lucio Urbani, Luca Morelli, Marta Schirripa, Giovanni Gerardo Cardellino, Matteo Fassan, Gabriella Fontanini, Filippo de Braud, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Alfredo Falcone, Filippo Pietrantonio
BACKGROUND: Many factors, including histopathologic parameters, seem to influence the prognosis of patients undergoing resection of colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRCLM), although their relative weight is unclear. Histopathologic growth patterns (HGPs) of CRCLM may affect sensitivity to antiangiogenics. We aimed at evaluating differences in histopathologic parameters of response according to the use of bevacizumab or cetuximab as first-line targeted agents, and at exploring the prognostic and predictive role of HGPs...
March 13, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
Cathal O'Leary, Megan Greally, John McCaffrey, Peter Hughes, Leo L P Lawler, Martin O'Connell, Tony Geoghegan, Cormac Farrelly
BACKGROUND: Liver metastases are the commonest cause of death for patients with colorectal cancer. Growing evidence supports the use of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) in combination with conventional chemotherapy regimens for liver-only or liver-dominant unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer. AIMS: To measure and evaluate outcomes of the first 20 consecutive patients with unresectable colorectal liver metastasis selected for SIRT in addition to their chemotherapy at a single Irish institution...
March 6, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
Landon Mott, Kai Su, Daniel W Pack
Basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) is a malignant carcinoma with aggressive motility and rapid growth. Accounting for 15% of breast cancers, BLBC often exhibits a poor prognosis and tends to metastasize to the brain and lungs. Because most BLBC display a triple-negative phenotype (ER-, PR-, and HER2-), conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy remains the only treatment option despite poor success and high rate of relapse. The overexpression of the forkhead-box transcription factor C1 (FOXC1) was recently identified as a biomarker of BLBC...
March 6, 2018: Cancer Gene Therapy
Jesus Vera-Aguilera, Agop Y Bedikian, Roland L Bassett, Wen-Jen Hwu, Kevin B Kim, Yong Qin, Suzanne Cain, Edwina W Washington, Michael A Davies, Sunil M Patel, Jade Homsi, Nicholas E Papadopoulos, Patrick Hwu, Sapna P Patel
OBJECTIVES: Hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) of cytotoxic chemotherapy is a strategy to deliver high dose of anticancer therapy to liver metastases that derive their blood supply from the hepatic artery. Metastatic melanoma (MM) has a high incidence of liver metastases, with uveal subtype in particular exhibiting a predilection for liver dissemination. Nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel) has demonstrated efficacy in MM and first-pass hepatic metabolism. Therefore, we hypothesized that HAI of nab-paclitaxel would deliver an effective dose of drug to the end organ of interest, with minimal systemic exposure...
March 5, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Young Hong, Jonathan Rice, Divyansh Sharma, Robert C G Martin
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) often presents late with only 20% of patients being candidates for resection while majority already have advanced metastases with median overall survival of 3-6 months. Currently, the role of oligometastasectomy and local therapy options in PDAC is unknown in patients who have favorable response to systemic chemotherapy. The aim of this study is to analyze the survival outcome of oligometastasectomy and local IRE therapy in select patients who are treated with systemic chemotherapy for PDAC metastases...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Tsutomu Namikawa, Sachi Tsuda, Kazune Fujisawa, Jun Iwabu, Sunao Uemura, Shigehiro Tsujii, Hiromichi Maeda, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Michiya Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Hanazaki
Conversion therapy for gastric cancer is a new therapeutic concept. We report a case of a patient with advanced gastric cancer who underwent conversion surgery due to a remarkable regression of multiple liver metastases following chemotherapy. A 71-year-old man was referred to our hospital with gastric cancer. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) revealed an irregular, nodular, ulcerated lesion in the lower third of the stomach. Analysis of biopsy specimens revealed a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed multiple liver mass lesions...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Laura Attademo, Stefano De Falco, Mario Rosanova, Marcello Esposito, Federica Mazio, Francesca Foschini, Antonio Santaniello, Giovanni Fiore, Elide Matano, Fiore Manganelli, Chiara Carlomagno
RATIONALE: Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis (PLE) is one of the most common causes of neurologic paraneoplastic syndromes, with unclear pathogenesis. While several reports published in the last decades showed the occurrence of PLE in a variety of cancers, only a few cases have been associated with colon cancer. PATIENT CONCERNS: In February 2017, a 54-year-old man with clinical history of radically resected colon cancer started first line chemotherapy with FOLFOXIRI plus bevacizumab, after radiological diagnosis of multiple liver and bone metastases...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Luca Vigano, Shadya Sara Darwish, Lorenza Rimassa, Matteo Cimino, Carlo Carnaghi, Matteo Donadon, Fabio Procopio, Nicola Personeni, Daniele Del Fabbro, Armando Santoro, Guido Torzilli
BACKGROUND: Not all patients with resectable colorectal liver metastases (CLM) benefit from liver resection (LR); only patients with disease progression during chemotherapy are excluded from surgery. OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to determine whether tumor behavior (stable disease/progression) from the end of chemotherapy to LR impacts prognosis. METHODS: Patients undergoing LR after tumor response or stabilization during chemotherapy were considered...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Takeshi Takamoto, Takuya Hashimoto, Akihiko Ichida, Kei Shimada, Yoshikazu Maruyama, Masatoshi Makuuchi
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether the presence of chemotherapy-induced liver injury (CALI) or impaired liver functional reserve affects the long-term outcome. This study assessed the applicability and long-term effects of using criteria based on the indocyanine green (ICG) test results in selecting the operative procedure among patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) who had a risk of CALI. STUDY DESIGN: CRLM patients who received preoperative chemotherapy including oxaliplatin and/or irinotecan prior to a curative hepatectomy between 2007 and 2017 were included...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Girolamo Ranieri, Ilaria Marech, Mariangela Porcelli, Francesco Giotta, Gennaro Palmiotti, Giuseppe Laricchia, Vito Fazio, Cosmo Damiano Gadaleta
About half of patients with metastatic breast cancer (mBC) have unresectable liver metastases (LMs) or liver-predominant disease (LPD). Unfortunately systemic chemotherapy has limited tumor response due to LMs are supplied by hepatic artery. Hepatic intra-arterial (HAI) have antitumor activity in pretreated patients with LMs. Here we report the case of a 55-year-old woman affected by BCLPD and heavily pretreated. LMs responded to treatment based on HAI with 5-fluorouracil and nab-paclitaxel systemic chemotherapy, and they completely disappeared on a CT-scan...
January 30, 2018: Oncotarget
Thorsten Frenzel, Jordana Siekmann, Carsten Grohmann, Ursula Valentiner, Rüdiger Schmitz, Kristoffer Riecken, Boris Fehse, Udo Schumacher, Tobias Lange, Andreas Krüll
PURPOSE: To investigated the influence of radiation therapy (RT), surgery (OP), radio-chemotherapy (RChT), or chemotherapy (ChT) on small cell lung cancer metastases in 2 xenograft models. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 1 × 106 human small cell lung cancer cells (OH1, H69) were subcutaneously injected into severe combined immunodeficiency mice to form a local primary tumor node at the lower trunk. Radiation therapy, OP, RChT, or ChT were started after development of palpable tumors...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Masahiko Kubo, Daisaku Yamada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Takehiro Noda, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hiroshi Wada, Kouichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Shogo Kobayashi, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
A 60-year-old man underwent palliative surgery with a diagnosis of unresectable cancer, and he visited our hospital for further treatment. Since the cancer was unresectable and multiple hepatic tumors were revealed in CT images that were not metastases, we decided to perform curative surgery for the pancreatic cancer accompanied by partial liver invasion. Pancreaticoduodenectomy plus partial hepatectomy were performed, and 2 tumors were detected in the resected specimen: one in the pancreas-duodenum region and a submucosal tumor in the duodenum bulb...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Toshiro Ogura, Yu Muta, Satoshi Hatano, Kunihiko Amano, Toru Ishiguro, Minoru Fukuchi, Shigehisa Inokuma, Yoichi Kumagai, Keiichiro Ishibashi, Erito Mochiki, Hideyuki Ishida
The liver is the most common metastatic site for colorectal cancer(CRC).The 5-year survival rate of resected cases has been reported to be about 40%.Hepatic lymph node metastasis is reportedly associated with a poor prognosis in patients with liver metastases of CRC.The incidence of hepatic lymph node involvement in patients with liver metastases of CRC ranges from 5% to 28%.However, few reports have focused on hepatic lymph node involvement in patients with resectable liver metastasis who have undergone preoperative chemotherapy...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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