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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723376/ureteral-involvement-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-patients-treated-by-nephroureterectomy-a-multicenter-database-study
#1
Yuma Waseda, Kazutaka Saito, Junichiro Ishioka, Yoh Matsuoka, Noboru Numao, Yasuhisa Fujii, Yasuyuki Sakai, Fumitaka Koga, Tetsuo Okuno, Chizuru Arisawa, Shigeyoshi Kamata, Katsuji Nagahama, Hitoshi Masuda, Junji Yonese, Yukio Kageyama, Akira Noro, Toshihiko Tsujii, Shinji Morimoto, Shuichi Gotoh, Kazunori Kihara
BACKGROUND: The prognostic significance of tumor location for patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUT-UC) has been disputed. Several papers have reported that ureteral cancer is associated with worse prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prognostic significance of the presence of ureteral tumors in UUT-UC patients who underwent radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: In this multicenter retrospective study, 1068 eligible patients (median follow-up: 40 mo [interquartile range: 17-77 mo]) were divided into three groups based on tumor location: renal pelvic, ureteral, and both-regional (having both renal pelvic and ureteral tumors)...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714362/impact-of-tumor-architecture-on-disease-recurrence-and-cancer-specific-mortality-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-treated-with-radical-nephroureterectomy
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Bo Fan, Bin Hu, Qingmin Yuan, Shuang Wen, Tianqing Liu, Shanshan Bai, Xiaofeng Qi, Xin Wang, Deyong Yang, Xiuzhen Sun, Xishuang Song
Upper tract urinary carcinoma (UTUC) is a relatively uncommon but aggressive disease. Recent publications have assessed the prognostic significance of tumor architecture in UTUC, but there is still controversy regarding the significance and importance of tumor architecture on disease recurrence. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 101 patients with clinical UTUC who had undergone surgery. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to identify factors associated with disease recurrence and cancer-specific mortality...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690522/small-cell-cancer-of-the-genitourinary-tract-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Ho Man Yeung, Chetan Jeurkar, Tiffany Pompa, Michael Styler
Small cell carcinoma of the urinary tract is an extremely rare disease with very few cases reported in the literature. Its clinical course is aggressive, and the prognosis is poor. Here, we present a case of metastatic extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma of the upper urinary tract in a 74-year-old African-American male. He initially presented with gross hematuria, 20-pound weight loss, and abdominal pain for 2 months. CT imaging showed a 14.0 × 7.0 × 16.0 cm retroperitoneal mass within the left renal fossa; biopsy revealed a carcinoma which was positive for synaptophysin and chromogranin...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670582/other-cancers-in-lung-cancer-families-are-overwhelmingly-smoking-related-cancers
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Hongyao Yu, Christoph Frank, Akseli Hemminki, Kristina Sundquist, Kari Hemminki
Familial risks of lung cancer are well-established, but whether lung cancer clusters with other discordant cancers is less certain, particularly beyond smoking-related sites, which may provide evidence on genetic contributions to lung cancer aetiology. We used a novel approach to search for familial associations in the Swedish Family-Cancer Database. This involved assessment of familial relative risk for cancer X in families with increasing numbers of lung cancer patients and, conversely, relative risks for lung cancer in families with increasing numbers of patients with cancers X...
April 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644736/asymptomatic-microscopic-hematuria-as-a-predictor-of-neoplasia-in-the-urinary-tract
#5
Maria Ordell Sundelin, Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen
OBJECTIVE: The Danish hematuria guidelines were revised in January 2016. Before revision, it was recommended that asymptomatic microscopic hematuria in patients more than 40 years old should be routinely urologically investigated. In the revised guidelines, patients with asymptomatic microscopic hematuria are not recommended to be investigated, irrespective of age. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether asymptomatic microscopic hematuria was predictive of neoplasia of the urinary tract in a referred cohort of patients...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632777/immunohistochemiocal-subtyping-using-ck20-and-ck5-can-identify-urothelial-carcinomas-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-with-a-poor-prognosis
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Danijel Sikic, Bastian Keck, Sven Wach, Helge Taubert, Bernd Wullich, Peter J Goebell, Andreas Kahlmeyer, Peter Olbert, Philipp Isfort, Wilhelm Nimphius, Arndt Hartmann, Johannes Giedl
PURPOSE: Genome-wide analyses revealed basal and luminal subtypes of urothelial carcinomas of the bladder. It is unknown if this subtyping can also be applied to upper tract urothelial carcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tumor samples from 222 patients with upper tract urothelial carcinomas who were treated with radical nephroureterectomy were analyzed for the expression of seven basal/luminal immunohistochemical markers (CK5, EGFR, CD44, CK20, p63, GATA3, FOXA1)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603003/double-j-stenting-prior-to-cystectomy-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-upper-urinary-tract-recurrence
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Bernhard Kiss, Marc A Furrer, Patrick Y Wuethrich, Fiona C Burkhard, George N Thalmann, Beat Roth
PURPOSE: Bladder cancer patients presenting with hydronephrosis may require drainage of the affected kidney before receiving further cancer treatment. Drainage can be done by retrograde stenting or percutaneously. Retrograde stenting, however, bears the risk of tumour cell spillage to the upper urinary tract. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether bladder cancer patients are at higher risk of upper urinary tract recurrence if retrograde stenting has been performed prior to radical cystectomy...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601352/comprehensive-genomic-characterization-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Tyler J Moss, Yuan Qi, Liu Xi, Bo Peng, Tae-Beom Kim, Nader E Ezzedine, Maribel E Mosqueda, Charles C Guo, Bogdan A Czerniak, Michael Ittmann, David A Wheeler, Seth P Lerner, Surena F Matin
BACKGROUND: Upper urinary tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) may have unique etiologic and genomic factors compared to bladder cancer. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the genomic landscape of UTUC and provide insights into its biology using comprehensive integrated genomic analyses. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We collected 31 untreated snap-frozen UTUC samples from two institutions and carried out whole-exome sequencing (WES) of DNA, RNA sequencing (RNAseq), and protein analysis...
June 7, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600686/a-critical-prognostic-analysis-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-for-patients-undergoing-nephroureterectomy-due-to-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
#9
Mesut Altan, Hakan Bahadır Haberal, Bülent Akdoğan, Haluk Özen
BACKGROUND: To determine preoperative serum complete blood count parameters that affects survival of patients who underwent surgery for upper urinary tract urothelial cancer (UUT-UC). METHODS: Since 1990, 150 patients underwent nephroureterectomy with bladder cuff excision for UUT-UC at Hacettepe University. Patients with a history of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, adjuvant chemotherapy or metastasis at the time of diagnosis were excluded. One hundred and thirteen patients without infective symptoms and with a full set of serum data were evaluated retrospectively...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583528/human-polyomavirus-is-associated-with-earlier-onset-of-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-in-patients-after-kidney-transplantation
#10
H L Luo, Y T Chen, S C Huang, T C Chen, P H Chiang, S S Lin, Y T Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Polyomavirus has been reported to be oncogenic due to viral integration into the human genome. A relatively high prevalence of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) was noted after kidney transplantation (KT) in Taiwan. However, little was known about the impact of polyomavirus on the urothelial cancer behavior. Therefore, the aim of this study is to analyze the characteristics of polyomavirus-related UTUC after KT. METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, 27 patients were found to have UTUCs after KT...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583527/using-hematuria-as-detection-of-post-kidney-transplantation-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-is-associated-with-delayed-diagnosis-of-cancer-occurrence
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S H Lin, H L Luo, Y T Chen, Y T Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Kidney transplantation (KT) is an important renal replacement therapy for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The incidence of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) is relatively higher in Taiwan. According to our institutional database, early onset of post-KT UTUC is not uncommon. Early detection of post-KT UTUC is an important issue to improve oncologic outcome. Because painless hematuria is a common symptom for UTUC, this study analyzes whether using hematuria as post-KT UTUC screening delayed cancer diagnosis or not...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576587/-is-nephron-sparing-surgery-relevant-for-unilateral-wilms-tumors
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T Tricard, I Lacreuse, V Louis, A Schneider, Y Chaussy, L Soler, R Moog, H Lang, D Jacqmin, F Becmeur
BACKGROUND: Wilms tumors (WTs) are the most frequent renal tumors in children. Radical nephrectomy (RN) remains the gold-standard surgical treatment for this type of cancer. Excellent results in overall survival (>90%) make it possible to consider nephronic preservation. The objective of this systematic review is to evaluate the relevance of nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for the treatment of nonsyndromic unilateral Wilms tumor (UWT) in children. METHODS: Articles in English related to "unilateral Wilms tumor, unilateral nephroblastoma, partial nephrectomy, nephron-sparing surgery, renal function" identified in the Medline library were screened and data were extracted to perform a qualitative systematic review...
July 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552573/evaluation-of-the-clinical-utility-of-renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-in-patients-undergoing-radical-surgery-for-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-upper-urinary-tract
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Takashi Yoshida, Tomoaki Matsuzaki, Takashi Murota, Gen Kawa, Tadashi Matsuda, Hidefumi Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors are effective for treating patients with cancer. The present study evaluated the impact of RAS inhibitors, including angiotensin-2 converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin 2 receptor blockers, after patients underwent radical surgery for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). METHODS: This retrospective study included 312 patients with nonmetastatic UTUC who underwent radical surgery. The oncological outcomes of patients treated or not treated with RAS inhibitors following surgery were evaluated...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543959/epidemiology-of-urothelial-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Jun Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
The epithelium lining is defined as the mucosal surfaces of the renal collecting tubules, calyces and pelvis, as well as the ureter, bladder and urethra. The term "urothelium" is used to refer to these surfaces. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is a rare subset of urothelial cancers with a poor prognosis. Urinary bladder cancer is the most common malignancy involving the urinary system. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is more common in men than in women, with a male-to-female ratio of 2:1. The incidence of urinary bladder cancer is also higher in men...
May 21, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538387/prognostic-significance-of-urothelial-carcinoma-with-divergent-differentiation-in-upper-urinary-tract-after-radical-nephroureterectomy-without-metastatic-diseases-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Chuan Qin, En-Li Liang, Zhi-Yong Du, Xiao-Yu Qiu, Gang Tang, Fei-Ran Chen, Bo Zhang, Da-Wei Tian, Hai-Long Hu, Chang-Li Wu
To evaluate the impact of urothelial carcinoma with divergent differentiation (UCDD) on the prognosis of patients for primary upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) with pN0/x status treated with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) and to evaluate the prognostic value of UCDD in different tumor locations (renal pelvis and ureter).Data from a total of 346 patients with UTUC who received RNU between January 2012 and March 2016 in the institution were retrospectively analyzed. Clinicopathological features and prognostic factors age, sex, complaint, height, weight, blood pressure, tumor grade, stage, smoking status, history of adjuvant chemotherapy, tumor location, history of bladder cancer, tumor necrosis, degree of hydronephrosis, tumor size, tumor focality, and preoperative anemia were compared between patients with pure UTUC and patients with UCDD...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534209/the-renal-safety-and-efficacy-of-combined-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-and-gemcitabine-plus-carboplatin-chemotherapy-in-chinese-patients-with-a-solitary-kidney-after-nephroureterectomy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Peng Sun, Cong Xue, Li-Ren Li, Cui Shao, Xin An, Ried Thomas, Wei Yang, Ying-Fei Deng, Wen-Qi Jiang, Yan-Xia Shi
PURPOSE: The renal safety of cisplatin-based chemotherapy has not been investigated in patients with urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary tract (UUT-UC) who retain a solitary kidney after nephroureterectomy. This study aimed to assess and compare the renal safety and efficacy of gemcitabine-cisplatin (GP) and gemcitabine-carboplatin (GC) in these patients. METHODS: The medical records of patients diagnosed with urothelial carcinoma at the Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center between January 2005 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
July 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529600/prospective-evaluation-of-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-for-diagnosing-urothelial-carcinoma
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Tianhai Lin, Zhenhua Liu, Liangren Liu, Lu Yang, Ping Han, Peng Zhang, Qiang Wei
Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is the most common type of cancer of the bladder and upper urinary tract, and is characterized by a high risk of recurrence and progression. Urine fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is a technique that detects genetic aberrations in exfoliated cells in the urine, with specific probes for chromosomes 3, 7 and 17 and the p16 gene. To evaluate the diagnostic value of FISH in UC, 119 patients from November 2010 to June 2012 with suspected UC were recruited into a prospective, cross-sectional study and were followed up for 12-30 months...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523296/a-systematic-review-of-the-possible-carcinogenic-role-of-the-aristolochic-acid
#18
Tivadar Bara, Simona Gurzu, Haruhiko Sugimura, Tivadar Bara, Marius Alexandru Beleaua, Ioan Jung
Aristolochic acid (AA) is a bioactive component of Chinese herbs, dietary supplements, slimming pills and contaminated flour, which is known to induce chronic tubulointerstitial disease. AA is also shown to be involved in the genesis of the upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) and some other cancers, but its tumorigenic role is far to be understood. We performed a systematic literature review regarding the involvement of AA in malignant processes and molecular pathways of carcinogenesis. Twenty representative papers were selected for this review...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514738/prognostic-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-and-bladder-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Xintao Li, Xin Ma, Lu Tang, Baojun Wang, Luyao Chen, Fan Zhang, Xu Zhang
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an inflammation marker that has prognostic value for various tumors, but its prognostic value in urothelial carcinoma (UC) remains controversial. This meta-analysis investigated the prognostic value of NLR in UC. A systematic search was performed on PubMed, ISI Web of Science, and Embase for studies focusing on the association between NLR and clinical features or prognosis of UC and published until November 2016. Prognostic outcomes and clinical features were collected and analyzed...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508102/role-of-lymph-node-dissection-during-radical-nephroureterectomy-for-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-cancer-multi-institutional-large-retrospective-study-jcog1110a
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Junichi Inokuchi, Kentaro Kuroiwa, Yoshiyuki Kakehi, Mikio Sugimoto, Toshiki Tanigawa, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Momokazu Gotoh, Naoya Masumori, Osamu Ogawa, Masatoshi Eto, Chikara Ohyama, Akito Yamaguchi, Hideyasu Matsuyama, Tomohiko Ichikawa, Tomohiko Asano, Junki Mizusawa, Junko Eba, Seiji Naito
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of lymph node dissection (LND) on clinical outcome during radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for patients with upper urinary tract urothelial cancer (UTUC). METHODS: We, the Urologic Oncology Study Group of the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG), retrospectively collected data from patients with non-metastatic UTUC who underwent RNU in 30 centers in 1995-2009. Ineligible patients and patients with previous and/or synchronous bladder cancer were excluded, and the remaining 2037 patients were analyzed...
May 15, 2017: World Journal of Urology
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