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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333143/molecular-insights-of-gas6-tam-in-cancer-development-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Guiling Wu, Zhiqiang Ma, Wei Hu, Dongjin Wang, Bing Gong, Chongxi Fan, Shuai Jiang, Tian Li, Jianyuan Gao, Yang Yang
Since growth arrest-specific gene 6 (Gas6) was discovered in 1988, numerous studies have highlighted the role of the Gas6 protein and its receptors Tyro3, Axl and Mer (collectively referred to as TAM), in proliferation, apoptosis, efferocytosis, leukocyte migration, sequestration and platelet aggregation. Gas6 has a critical role in the development of multiple types of cancers, including pancreatic, prostate, oral, ovarian and renal cancers. Acute myelocytic leukaemia (AML) is a Gas6-dependent cancer, and Gas6 expression predicts poor prognosis in AML...
March 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332450/nuclear-medicine-in-patients-with-net-radiolabeled-somatostatin-analogues-and-their-brothers
#2
Vincenzo Cuccurullo, Maria Rosaria Prisco, Giuseppe Danilo Di Stasio, Luigi Mansi
Although Somastostatin (SS) scintigraphy (SRS) has been introduced many years ago, it remains the most diffuse radionuclide diagnostic tool in patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). Being SS receptors (SSTR) expressed in the majority of NETs, radiolabeled SS analogues (SS-A) provide high diagnostic accuracy, mainly in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) tumors. SSTR are the best target for radiotracers used either for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in NETs due to their presence on the surface of neoplastic cells of clinical interest...
March 23, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331027/malignant-hypercalcaemia-related-to-parathyroid-hormone-related-peptide-pthrp-secretion-from-a-metastatic-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumour-net
#3
Megan Symington, Louise Davies, Gregory Kaltsas, Martin O Weickert
A 54-year-old woman presented to our centre with acute abdominal pain and vomiting. Routine blood tests showed severe hypercalcaemia (>4 mmol/L). Serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) was suppressed. CT scan detected a pancreatic mass and some liver lesions, initially suspicious for metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Liver biopsy however revealed the presence of a well-differentiated, grade 1, metastatic neuroendocrine tumour (NET) where prognosis is considerably better. Serum PTHrP was raised, indicating paraneoplastic hypercalcaemia, most likely secondary to the pancreatic NET...
March 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324747/optimal-dose-reduction-of-folfirinox-for-preserving-tumour-response-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-using-cumulative-relative-dose-intensity
#4
Jong-Chan Lee, Jin Won Kim, Soyeon Ahn, Hyoung Woo Kim, Jongchan Lee, Young Hoon Kim, Kyu-Hyun Paik, Jaihwan Kim, Jin-Hyeok Hwang
BACKGROUND: FOLFIRINOX has increased efficacy but also toxicity. Despite various modified FOLFIRINOX regimens, how much reduction is acceptable remains unclear. This study aimed to find the optimal relative dose intensity (RDI, %) of FOLFIRINOX that preserves tumour responses in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (PC). METHODS: We reviewed 201 patients with PC treated with first-line FOLFIRINOX during 2012-2015. We established a modified Hryniuk model (http://www...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323985/utility-of-fdg-pet-imaging-for-risk-stratification-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-in-men-1
#5
E R Kornaczewski Jackson, O P Pointon, R Bohmer, J R Burgess
Context: Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN 1) are at high risk of malignant pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours (pNETs). Structural imaging is typically used to screen for pNETs, but is suboptimal for stratifying malignant potential. Objective: To determine the utility of Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) for predicting the malignant potential of pNETs in MEN 1. Design: Retrospective observational study...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320587/is-surgery-the-best-treatment-for-sporadic-small-%C3%A2-2%C3%A2-cm-non-functioning-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-a-single-centre-experience
#6
Claudio Ricci, Giovanni Taffurelli, Davide Campana, Valentina Ambrosini, Carlo Alberto Pacilio, Nico Pagano, Donatella Santini, Nicole Brighi, Francesco Minni, Riccardo Casadei
BACKGOUND: There is currently there is substantial controversy regarding the best management of non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours ≤2 cm. METHODS: Retrospective study involving 102 surgically treated patients affected by non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours. Patients having small tumours (≤2 cm) (Group A) and those having large tumours (>2 cm) (Group B) were compared regarding demographics, clinical and pathological factors with the aim of evaluating the risk of malignancy and survival times...
March 15, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318082/histopathological-tumour-viability-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-influences-survival-in-resected-pancreatic-cancer-analysis-of-early-outcome-data
#7
Phil Townend, Phil R de Reuver, Terence C Chua, Anubhav Mittal, Stephen J Clark, Nick Pavlakis, Anthony J Gill, Jaswinder S Samra
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant therapy is increasingly recognized as an effective strategy prior to pancreatoduodenectomy. We investigate the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) followed by surgery and the predictive role of viable residual tumour cells histopathologically on outcomes. METHODS: The study population comprised of 195 consecutive patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma who were treated with either NAC or a surgery-first (SF) strategy. Histopathological viable tumour cells were examined in the NAC patients and clinicopathological factors were correlated with overall survival...
March 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316139/changes-in-body-composition-and-metabolic-profile-during-interleukin-6-inhibition-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#8
Anne Tournadre, Bruno Pereira, Fréderic Dutheil, Charlotte Giraud, Daniel Courteix, Vincent Sapin, Thomas Frayssac, Sylvain Mathieu, Sandrine Malochet-Guinamand, Martin Soubrier
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by increased mortality associated with cardiometabolic disorders including dyslipidaemia, insulin resistance, and cachectic obesity. Tumour necrosis factor inhibitors and interleukin 6 receptor blocker licensed for the treatment of RA decrease inflammation and could thus improve cardiovascular risk, but their effects on body composition and metabolic profile need to be clarified. We investigated the effects of tocilizumab (TCZ), a humanized anti-interleukin 6 receptor antibody, on body composition and metabolic profile in patients treated for RA...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295664/small-pancreatic-insulinoma-successful-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-in-a-single-session-using-a-22g-fine-needle
#9
Francesc Bas-Cutrina, Domingo Bargalló, Joan B Gornals
A 63-year-old woman, morbidly obese, with clinical symptoms of periodic hypoglycemic episodes, was diagnosed with an insulinoma in pancreatic body that had not been detected by previous computed tomography and magnetic resonance. This neuroendocrine tumour was identified by EUS as a hypoechoic lesion with some iso-hyperechoic tracts, measuring 9 x 10 mm, and 4-5 mm from splenic vessels (Figure 1a). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 14, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294115/phosphorylation-of-rab-coupling-protein-by-lmtk3-controls-rab14-dependent-epha2-trafficking-to-promote-cell-cell-repulsion
#10
Christine Gundry, Sergi Marco, Elena Rainero, Bryan Miller, Emmanuel Dornier, Louise Mitchell, Patrick T Caswell, Andrew D Campbell, Anna Hogeweg, Owen J Sansom, Jennifer P Morton, Jim C Norman
The Rab GTPase effector, Rab-coupling protein (RCP) is known to promote invasive behaviour in vitro by controlling integrin and receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) trafficking, but how RCP influences metastasis in vivo is unclear. Here we identify an RTK of the Eph family, EphA2, to be a cargo of an RCP-regulated endocytic pathway which controls cell:cell repulsion and metastasis in vivo. Phosphorylation of RCP at Ser(435) by Lemur tyrosine kinase-3 (LMTK3) and of EphA2 at Ser(897) by Akt are both necessary to promote Rab14-dependent (and Rab11-independent) trafficking of EphA2 which generates cell:cell repulsion events that drive tumour cells apart...
March 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292641/evaluating-lanreotide-as-maintenance-therapy-after-first-line-treatment-in-patients-with-non-resectable-duodeno-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours
#11
Côme Lepage, Laetitia Dahan, Nadia Bouarioua, Christos Toumpanakis, Jean-Louis Legoux, Karine Le Malicot, Rosine Guimbaud, Denis Smith, David Tougeron, Astrid Lievre, Guillaume Cadiot, Frédéric Di Fiore, Karine Bouhier-Leporrier, Olivia Hentic, Roger Faroux, Marianne Pavel, Ivan Borbath, Juan W Valle, Anja Rinke, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Michel Ducreux, Thomas Walter
INTRODUCTION: Patients with metastatic or locally advanced, non-resectable, grade 1 or 2 well-differentiated duodeno-pancreatic (WDDP) NETs are treated following European guidelines. Patients (Pts) with aggressive disease, i.e. progressive and/or symptomatic metastases and/or with significant hepatic invasion (>30-50%), and/or bone metastases, anti-tumour therapy should receive systemic combination of chemotherapy once disease control is obtained. AIM(S): The aim is to stop chemotherapy until progression...
March 11, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291774/brca2-secondary-mutation-mediated-resistance-to-platinum-and-parp-inhibitor-based-therapy-in-pancreatic-cancer
#12
Michael J Pishvaian, Andrew V Biankin, Peter Bailey, David K Chang, Daniel Laheru, Christopher L Wolfgang, Jonathan R Brody
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer has become the third leading cause of cancer death with minimal improvements in outcome for over 40 years. Recent trials of therapies that target-defective DNA maintenance using poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors are showing promising results, yet invariably patients recur and succumb to disease. Mechanisms of resistance to platinum-based and PARP inhibitor therapy in other cancer types include secondary mutations, which restore the integrity of DNA repair through an increasing number of different mechanisms...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286565/everolimus-in-the-management-of-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumours
#13
REVIEW
David L Chan, Eva Segelov, Simron Singh
Neuroendocrine tumours are increasing in incidence and cause a variety of symptoms. The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway plays a key role in neuroendocrine tumour (NET) pathogenesis, leading to increased lipid synthesis, protein synthesis and cellular growth. Upregulation of this pathway is noted in both hereditary and sporadic NETs. This understanding has led to investigations of mTOR inhibitors as therapy for metastatic NETs. After promising preclinical findings, everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, was trialled in the RADIANT-1-4 studies on patients with advanced, well differentiated NETs...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272682/xanthogranulomatous-pancreatitis-a-rare-case-defying-clinical-radiological-and-tumor-marker-diagnostics-with-a-review-of-literature
#14
Kavita Gaur, Shramana Mandal, Nidhi Mahajan, Sandeep Saluja, Satyajit Godhi
Xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the pancreas is an extremely rare entity mimicking pancreatic neoplasia. Elevation of tumor markers has seldom been reported in xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the pancreas, rendering the diagnosis difficult and highlighting the importance of a meticulous histopathological examination. A 58-year-old male presented with severe abdominal pain and anorexia for six months. A heterogeneously enhancing solid cystic mass was detected in the pancreatic head on contrast enhanced computed tomography...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267533/neuroendocrine-liver-metastases-vascular-patterns-on-triple-phase-mdct-are-indicative-of-primary-tumour-location
#15
Maxime Ronot, Francesco Cuccioli, Marco Dioguardi Burgio, Marie-Pierre Vullierme, Olivia Hentic, Philippe Ruszniewski, Gaspard d'Assignies, Valérie Vilgrain
PURPOSE: To re-evaluate and compare CT features of neuroendocrine liver metastases (NLM) from pancreatic (p) and enteric (e) gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) tumours. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 2006-2013, all patients with proven GEP-neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) with at least one NLM, no previous treatment were included. On unenhanced, arterial and portal phases, NLMs were characterized as hypo-, iso- or hyperattenuating in consensus by 2 radiologists blinded to clinical data...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255147/intrapancreatic-accessory-spleen-an-eluding-diagnosis
#16
K H Teoh, S Balraj, S R Navarasi
Intrapancreatic accessory spleen (IPAS) is a benign anomaly of splenic embryology and a rare cause of pancreatic pseudotumour. Here, we report a case of a 70-year-old Malay lady whose IPAS was discovered incidentally during her surveillance computed tomography for her underlying left lower lung fibrosis. Radiologically, the lesion mimicked a neuroendocrine pancreatic tumour and was only diagnosed pathologically as IPAS after surgery. In conclusion, recognising IPAS as a differential for enhancing pancreatic mass allows us to exhaust all non-invasive diagnostic means to diagnose this benign lesion...
February 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250896/endoscopy-guided-ablation-of-pancreatic-lesions-technical-possibilities-and-clinical-outlook
#17
REVIEW
Marianna Signoretti, Roberto Valente, Alessandro Repici, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Gabriele Capurso, Silvia Carrara
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-guided ablation procedures are emerging as a minimally invasive therapeutic alternative to radiological and surgical treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNETs), and pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). The advantages of treatment under endoscopic control are the real-time imaging guidance and the possibility to reach a deep target like the pancreas. Currently, radiofrequency probes specifically designed for ERCP or EUS ablation are available as well as hybrid cryotherm probe combining radiofrequency with cryotechnology...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250297/multimodal-treatment-of-vasoactive-intestinal-polypeptide-producing-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-with-liver-metastases
#18
Mari Iwasaki, Kouhei Tsuchida, Hidehito Jinnai, Toshinori Komatsubara, Takahiro Arisaka, Misako Tsunemi, Masakazu Nakano, Makoto Iijima, Hideyuki Hiraishi
A 53-year-old man presented with diarrhoea and hypokalaemia and was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour of unknown origin with multiple liver metastases. Somatostatin analogues led to a reduction in the size of the tumours and improvement of his symptoms. However, after several years, the tumours grew in size, and the patient's clinical symptoms recurred. The patient underwent transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) of the hepatic artery to treat the liver metastases. Immediately after embolization, the symptoms disappeared...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244691/up-regulation-of-glycolysis-promotes-the-stemness-and-emt-phenotypes-in-gemcitabine-resistant-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#19
Hengqiang Zhao, Qingke Duan, Zhengle Zhang, Hehe Li, Heshui Wu, Qiang Shen, Chunyou Wang, Tao Yin
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-type cells are considered as underlying causes of chemoresistance, tumour recurrence and metastasis in pancreatic cancer. We aimed to describe the mechanisms - particularly glycolysis - involved in the regulation of the CSC and EMT phenotypes. We used a gemcitabine-resistant (GR) Patu8988 cell line, which exhibited clear CSC and EMT phenotypes and showed reliance on glycolysis. Inhibition of glycolysis using 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) significantly enhanced the cytotoxicity of gemcitabine and inhibited the CSC and EMT phenotypes in GR cells both in vitro and in vivo...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239470/fak-inhibition-opens-the-door-to-checkpoint-immunotherapy-in-pancreatic-cancer
#20
EDITORIAL
Stefan N Symeonides, Stephen M Anderton, Alan Serrels
Immunotherapy has had remarkable success in the treatment of some cancer types. However, pancreatic cancer has remained largely refractory to immunotherapy, including immune checkpoint inhibitors. Recently, Jiang and colleagues identified a key role for FAK in regulating the composition of the fibrotic and immuno-suppressive pancreatic tumour niche, and showed that FAK inhibitors can be used in combination with immune checkpoint blockade and gemcitabine chemotherapy to significantly delay pancreatic tumour progression...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
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