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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318756/loss-of-skeletal-muscle-during-systemic-chemotherapy-is-prognostic-of-poor-survival-in-patients-with-foregut-cancer
#1
Louise E Daly, Éadaoin B Ní Bhuachalla, Derek G Power, Samantha J Cushen, Karl James, Aoife M Ryan
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition, weight loss, and muscle wasting are common in patients with foregut cancers (oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, and bile ducts) and are associated with adverse clinical outcomes. However, little is known about the changes in body composition that occur in these patients during chemotherapy and its impacts clinical outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study of adult foregut cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy between 2012 and 2016 was conducted...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300814/body-mass-index-and-20-specific-cancers-re-analyses-of-dose-response-meta-analyses-of-observational-studies
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E K Choi, H B Park, K H Lee, J H Park, M Eisenhut, H J van der Vliet, G Kim, J I Shin
Background: Objectives were to provide an overview and understand the strength of evidence and extent of potential biases and validity of claimed associations between Body Mass Index (BMI) and risk of developing cancer. Methods: We performed an umbrella review and comprehensively re-analysed the data of dose-response meta-analyses on associations between BMI and risk of 20-specific cancers (bladder, brain, breast, colonic, rectal, endometrial, gallbladder, gastric, leukemia, liver, lung, melanoma, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, oesophagus, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, renal, thyroid) by adding big data or missed individual studies...
December 28, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275315/clinical-and-prognostic-analysis-of-hypopharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-synchronous-and-metachronous-multiple-malignancies
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Keisuke Yamamoto, Kenichi Takano, Atsushi Kondo, Makoto Kurose, Kazufumi Obata, Tetsuo Himi
BACKGROUND/AIM: To analyze the clinical features and prevalence of synchronous and metachronous second primary malignancies (SPMs) in patients with hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HSCC), their associated risk factors, and cause-specific mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 136 patients treated with curative intent at our hospital. Statistical analyses were performed to determine factors predictive of SPM and cause-specific mortality...
January 2018: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258858/emerging-biomarkers-for-immunomodulatory-cancer-treatment-of-upper-gastrointestinal-pancreatic-and-hepatic-cancers
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REVIEW
Belinda Lee, Ryan Hutchinson, Hui-Li Wong, Jeanne Tie, Tracy Putoczki, Ben Tran, Peter Gibbs, Michael Christie
Carcinomas of the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas and liver are common and account for a disproportionately high number of cancer deaths. There is a need for new treatment options for patients with advanced disease. Immunomodulatory treatments including immune checkpoint blockade offer a promising new approach, with efficacy shown in other solid tumour types. However, only a small proportion of patients with carcinomas of the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas and liver have responded to single agent checkpoint inhibitors, and there is a need for markers that are predictive of response to guide treatment of individual patients...
December 16, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243502/evidence-based-management-of-incidental-focal-uptake-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-on-pet-ct
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Deborah Pencharz, Malavika Nathan, Thomas L Wagner
Focal incidental uptake, with or without CT abnormalities, is a common finding on FDG PET/CT and evidence based management for this type of uptake is lacking. This article reviews the evidence on focal incidental uptake including the incidence of malignancy, differential diagnosis and imaging criteria which can be used to further characterise it. The article focusses on PET rather than CT criteria. The strength of the evidence base is highly variable ranging from systematic reviews and meta-analyses to a virtual absence of evidence...
December 15, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221648/benefit-of-using-motion-compensated-reconstructions-for-reducing-inter-observer-and-intra-observer-contouring-variation-for-organs-at-risk-in-lung-cancer-patients
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A McWilliam, L Lee, M Harris, H Sheikh, L Pemberton, C Faivre-Finn, M van Herk
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In lung cancer patients, accuracy in contouring is hampered by image artefacts introduced by respiratory motion. With the widespread introduction of 4DCT there is additional uncertainty caused by the use of different reconstruction techniques which will influence contour definition. This work aims to assess both inter- and intra-observer contour variation on average and motion compensated (mid-position) reconstructions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients that received 4DCT were selected and these scans were reconstructed as average and motion compensated datasets...
December 5, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212656/the-relevance-and-implications-of-signet-ring-cell-adenocarcinoma-of-the-oesophagus
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REVIEW
Christopher William Bleaney, Mickhaiel Barrow, Stephen Hayes, Yeng Ang
AIM: To review the current understanding of signet-ring type oesophageal adenocarcinoma including evidence for prognosis. METHODS: We conducted a literature search of nine healthcare literature databases for articles detailing the biology and clinical outcomes of signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus. The impact of signet-ring cell morphology was analysed and detailed in written text and tabular format. Current understanding of the biology of signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus was summarised...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177066/non-acid-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-is-associated-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oesophagus
#9
Mpho Kgomo, Taole R Mokoena, James A Ker
Introduction: Squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus is a common cancer among South Africans. Due to the absence of effective screening and surveillance programme for early detection and late presentation, squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage or when metastasis has already occurred. The 5-year survival is often quoted at 5%-10%, which is poor. Objectives: To determine the association between oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and non-acid gastro-oesophageal reflux disease...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177063/circulating-micrornas-as-potential-biomarkers-to-detect-transformation-of-barrett-s-oesophagus-to-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma
#10
Juntaro Matsuzaki, Hidekazu Suzuki
Objective: Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are promising biomarkers for the early detection of cancers. This study aimed to address potential circulating miRNAs to monitor the progression from Barrett's oesophagus (BO) to oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC). Design: We comprehensively analysed tissue and serum miRNA expression profiles of BO mice model (L2-interleukin-1β (IL-1β) mice) using microarray analysis. To validate the data from mice, a published dataset of human plasma miRNAs, consisting of eight patients with OAC, eight with BO and six healthy controls, was used (GSE51410)...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138285/expression-and-prognostic-significance-of-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptors-1-2-and-3-in-oesophageal-and-gastric-adenocarcinomas-preneoadjuvant-and-postneoadjuvant-treatment
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Charlotta Hedner, David Borg, Björn Nodin, Emelie Karnevi, Karin Jirström, Jakob Eberhard
AIMS: Neoadjuvant treatment has now become the standard of care for oesophageal and gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of neoadjuvant therapy on the expression of human epidermal growth factor receptor 1 (HER1/EGFR), HER2 and HER3, in oesophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Immunohistochemical expression of EGFR, HER2 and HER3 was examined and compared in pretreatment biopsies, post-treatment surgical resection specimens and metastases in a retrospective cohort of 166 patients with adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus or stomach...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133313/site-specific-cancer-mortality-inequalities-by-employment-and-occupational-groups-a-cohort-study-among-belgian-adults-2001-2011
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Katrien Vanthomme, Laura Van den Borre, Hadewijch Vandenheede, Paulien Hagedoorn, Sylvie Gadeyne
OBJECTIVE: This study probes into site-specific cancer mortality inequalities by employment and occupational group among Belgians, adjusted for other indicators of socioeconomic (SE) position. DESIGN: This cohort study is based on record linkage between the Belgian censuses of 1991 and 2001 and register data on emigration and mortality for 01/10/2001 to 31/12/2011. SETTING: Belgium. PARTICIPANTS: The study population contains all Belgians within the economically active age (25-65 years) at the census of 1991...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128908/cetuximab-tpf-radiotherapy-in-oesophageal-cancer
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Maria Alsina, Fernando Rivera, Francisco Javier Ramos, Maica Galán, Rafael López, Pilar García-Alfonso, José Enrique Alés-Martinez, Bernardo Queralt, Antonio Antón, Alfredo Carrato, Cristina Grávalos, Maria José Méndez-Vidal, Carlos López, Inmaculada Ruiz de Mena, Josep Tabernero, Jordi Giralt, Enrique Aranda
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative chemoradiotherapy using a 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/cisplatin backbone is widely used to improve surgical outcomes in locoregional oesophageal cancer patients, despite a non-negligible failure rate. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated intensification of this approach to improve patient outcomes by adding cetuximab to induction 5-FU/cisplatin/docetaxel (TPF) and to chemoradiotherapy in a phase II study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between November 2006 and April 2009, 50 patients with stage II-IVa squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) or adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus or gastro-oesophageal junction initiated three TPF/cetuximab cycles...
November 11, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125080/-organ-sparing-treatment-in-oesophagus-cancer-feasible-and-safe
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B J Noordman, B P L Wijnhoven, S M Lagarde, M C W Spaander, R Valkema, J J B van Lanschot
In many countries, neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) plus surgery is standard treatment for resectable oesophageal cancer. After nCRT, up to 30% of all patients have no residual disease in the resection specimen. Consequently, an active surveillance approach, in which patients undergo frequent clinical investigations after nCRT instead of standard oesophagectomy, is increasingly applied in selected patients. Here, we describe outcomes for three patients who underwent active surveillance. A 63-year old woman was considered unfit for surgery after nCRT...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097432/endoscopic-ultrasound-fine-needle-aspiration-by-experienced-pulmonologists-a-cusum-analysis
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Paul Leong, Sheetal Deshpande, Louis B Irving, Philip G Bardin, Michael W Farmer, Barton R Jennings, Daniel P Steinfort
Endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS TBNA) is an established, minimally invasive way to sample intrathoracic abnormalities. The EBUS scope can be passed into the oesophagus to perform endoscopic ultrasound with bronchoscope-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-B-FNA). In cases of suspected lung cancer, a combination of the two techniques is now recommended by consensus guidelines. EBUS TBNA is usually performed by pulmonologists; however, the learning curve for EUS-B-FNA, which may be performed during the same procedure, has not been described...
November 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097074/a-phase-ii-toxicity-end-point-trial-icorg-99-09-of-accelerated-dose-escalated-hypofractionated-radiation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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D N Cagney, P G Thirion, M T Dunne, C Fleming, D Fitzpatrick, C M O'Shea, M A Finn, S O'Sullivan, C Booth, C D Collins, S J Buckney, A Shannon, J G Armstrong
AIMS: The objective of this phase II clinical trial was to prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of accelerated hypofractionated three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) in localised non-resectable/non-operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients with stage I-III NSCLC were enrolled in a prospective single-arm All Ireland Co-operative Oncology Research Group (ICORG 99-09) toxicity end point phase II trial...
October 30, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080344/bile-acids-and-cancer-direct-and-environmental-dependent-effects
#17
Agostino Di Ciaula, David Q-H Wang, Emilio Molina-Molina, Raquel Lunardi Baccetto, Giuseppe Calamita, Vincenzo O Palmieri, Piero Portincasa
Bile acids (BAs) regulate the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, cholesterol and lipids but have also a key role as singalling molecules and in the modulation of epithelial cell proliferation, gene expression and metabolism. These homeostatic pathways, when disrupted, are able to promote local inflammation, systemic metabolic disorders and, ultimately, cancer. The effect of hydrophobic BAs, in particular, can be linked with cancer in several digestive (mainly oesophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, biliary tract, colon) and extra-digestive organs (i...
October 28, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067940/a-case-report-of-cardia-cancer-complicated-with-idiopathic-muscular-hypertrophy-of-the-oesophagus-treated-with-thoracoscopic-surgery
#18
Jun Ren, Yingtao Hao, Chuanliang Peng
The incidence of idiopathic muscular hypertrophy of oesophagus (IMHE) is low, and < 100 cases of IMHE have been reported. IMHE is a benign oesophageal disease, characterised by hyperplasia of all layers of the wall and in particular, muscle layer. Only a few cases have been reported regarding its clinical symptoms and images. In this present case, we report a cardia cancer with IMHE, showing significant hypertrophy of muscular layer of middle part of the oesophagus and successfully treated with minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067155/the-2015-upper-gastrointestinal-be-clear-on-cancer-campaign-its-impact-on-gastroenterology-services-and-malignant-and-premalignant-diagnoses
#19
Keith Siau, Andrew Chong Yew, Samantha Hingley, James Rees, Nigel John Trudgill, Andrew M Veitch, Neil C Fisher
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the upper gastrointestinal 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign launched by Public Health England between January and February 2015 on open-access gastroscopy referrals, incidence of target diagnoses (oesophagogastric cancer and Barrett's oesophagus), cancer staging at presentation, 1-year survival and cost per additional diagnosis. DESIGN: We performed a retrospective study of patients referred for 2-week-wait (2WW), open-access endoscopy 3 months following the campaign with diagnoses, endoscopic findings, staging and 12-month survival compared with data from corresponding months in 2014...
October 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064850/the-association-between-physical-activity-and-the-risk-of-symptomatic-barrett-s-oesophagus-a-uk-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Stephen Lam, Leo Alexandre, Robert Luben, Andrew R Hart
BACKGROUND: Physical activity affects the functioning of the gastrointestinal system through both local and systemic effects and may play an important role in the aetiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma. We investigated, for the first time in a large prospective cohort study, associations between recreational and occupational levels of physical activity and the incidence of Barrett's oesophagus. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: The European Prospective Investigation of Cancer-Norfolk recruited 30 445 men and women between 1993 and 1997...
October 23, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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