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J F Huisman, L W Leicher, E de Boer, H L van Westreenen, J W de Groot, F A Holman, P C van de Meeberg, Pejm Sallevelt, Kcmj Peeters, Mnjm Wasser, Hfa Vasen, W H de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel
BACKGROUND: In patients with stenosing colorectal cancer (CRC), visualization of the entire colon prior to surgery is recommended to exclude synchronous tumors. Therefore, most centers combine computed tomographic colonography (CTC) with staging CT. The aims of this study were to evaluate the yield and clinical implications of CTC. METHODS: In this multicenter retrospective study, patients with stenosing CRC that underwent CTC and subsequent surgery between April 2013 and November 2015 were included...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Michela Bulfoni, Matteo Turetta, Fabio Del Ben, Carla Di Loreto, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Daniela Cesselli
Although the enumeration of circulating tumor cells (CTC) defined as expressing both epithelial cell adhesion molecule and cytokeratins (EpCAM⁺/CK⁺) can predict prognosis and response to therapy in metastatic breast, colon and prostate cancer, its clinical utility (i.e., the ability to improve patient outcome by guiding therapy) has not yet been proven in clinical trials. Therefore, scientists are now focusing on the molecular characterization of CTC as a way to explore its possible use as a "surrogate" of tumor tissues to non-invasively assess the genomic landscape of the cancer and its evolution during treatment...
October 24, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Aki Takiyama, Hiroaki Nozawa, Soichiro Ishihara, Hirotoshi Takiyama, Koji Murono, Koji Yasuda, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Kazushige Kawai, Keisuke Hata, Toshiaki Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Secondary metastasis to regional lymph nodes for adjacent bowel invaded by colorectal cancers (CRCs) has not been extensively reviewed. We herein present three such cases. CASE PRESENTATION: The first case is a cancer involving the cecum and sigmoid colon, and its primary site could not be determined even by pathological evaluation. Nodal involvement was revealed both in the mesocolon of the cecum and sigmoid. The second and third cases are a sigmoid colon cancer invading the jejunum and an ascending colon cancer invading the jejunum, respectively...
October 26, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Berhane Ghebrehiwet, Allen P Kaplan, Kusumam Joseph, Ellinor I B Peerschke
The blood plasma contains four biologically important proteolytic cascades, which probably evolved from the same ancestral gene. This in part may explain why each cascade has very similar "initiating trigger" followed by sequential and cascade-like downstream enzymatic activation pattern. The four cascades are: the complement system, the blood clotting cascade, the fibrinolytic system, and the kallikrein-kinin system. Although much has been written about the interplay between all these enzymatic cascades, the cross-talk between the complement and the kinin generating systems has become particularly relevant as this interaction results in the generation of nascent molecules that have significant impact in various inflammatory diseases including angioedema and cancer...
November 2016: Immunological Reviews
T Tellez, M Garcia-Aranda, M Redondo
Clusterin is a glycoprotein that has been implicated in many processes, including apoptosis, cell cycle regulation and DNA repair. Since clusterin expression has also been associated with tumorigenesis and the progression of various malignancies including prevalent tumors like prostate, colon, bladder and breast, this protein has been proposed as a good candidate for future treatments. There have been numerous studies conducted in cell lines and xenograft models with successful results that, in general, justify the use of clusterin as a therapeutic target...
October 24, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Shihao Dong, Jingsong Chen
Serrated polyposis syndrome (SPS) is closely associated with the initiation and development of colorectal cancer (CRC), however, there is few research on SPS in China. Serrated polyps can be divided into hyperplastic polyps, sessile serrated polyps and traditional serrated polyps. The diagnosis standard of SPS is as following: (1) There are at least 5 serrated lesions in proximal colon, and diameter of more than 2 lesions is >10 mm; (2) The patient has one serrated polyp with family history of SPS; (3) More than 20 serrated polyps can be found in the entire large bowel...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Dawei Song, Rui Huang, Tianyi Ma, Yinggang Chen, Jiaying Li, Xishan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the result of colorectal cancer screening for high-risk groups in Harbin, China from 2012 to 2015. METHODS: According to the Project of National Colorectal Cancer Screening in Urban Area, epidemiological investigation and cancer risk evaluation established by National Cancer Center were performed among 40-69 years old residents in Harbin. Questionnaires were issued to assess high-risk groups for clinical screening, including colonoscope examination...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Zhiwei Sun, Xicheng Wang, Jun Jia, Chuanling Liu, Xiaodong Zhang, Lin Shen
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between primary tumor location and clinical response of chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer(mCRC). METHODS: Clinical data of 721 mCRC patients who received first-line and second-line chemotherapy in Peking University Cancer Hospital between January 1996 and December 2011 were collected. All the patients were divided into 5 groups according to primary tumor location: ileocecum in 61 patients(8.5%), ascending colon or hepatic flexure in 126 patients (17...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Shaolan Qin, Minhao Yu, Yifei Mu, Yang Qi, Yier Qiu, Yang Luo, Ran Cui, Ming Zhong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of complete mesocolic excision (CME) in the radical operation for right hemicolon cancer. METHODS: Clinical data of 336 cases of right hemicolon cancer undergoing radical resection, including 218 cases of CME surgery group and 118 cases of traditional surgery group, from January 2005 to December 2014 in Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University were retrospectively analyzed...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Zhidong Gao, Yingjiang Ye
Anatomy is the foundation of surgical techniques. With the development of surgery, anatomy also divided into traditional anatomy, surgical anatomy and embryonic development anatomy. Complete mesocolic excision (CME) is one of classic radical operation for colon cancer, based on the modern anatomy. CME advocates correct operation plane, and describes the mobilization and separation of the colon together with the entire regional mesocolon. With the evolution of anatomy, the definition and content of CME-related anatomic landmarks such as mesentery, fascia and space have been changed...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Cláudia Paiva, José Garcia, Cristina Silva, Alexandra Araújo, António Araújo, Marisa D Santos
Metastatic involvement of gastrointestinal tract from breast cancer is a rare event. We report the case of a 61-year-old woman presenting with bowel obstruction, related to metastasis of a primary breast cancer she had 12 years earlier (a triple-negative invasive ductal carcinoma treated with surgery and chemotherapy). Bowel obstruction was caused by a 20-centimeter tumor in the jejunum, involving also the transverse colon. The patient underwent en bloc resection of tumor with jejunum and transverse bowel segment and received adjuvant chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel...
2016: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Nae Yun Heo, Young Mi Hong, Tae Oh Kim, Young Soo Moon, Sung Yeun Yang, Seung Ha Park, Jongha Park, Joon Hyuk Choi, Sung Min Kim, Ki Tae Yoon, Mong Cho, Minkyung Oh
Background/Aims: Several studies suggest that pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is associated with colon neoplasm. A colonoscopic exam for cryptogenic PLA might detect a hidden colon neoplasm, through which intestinal flora can be transmitted into the liver. However, there are no prospectively enrolled cross-sectional data for colonic neoplasm in cryptogenic PLA. Methods: Patients with PLA were prospectively enrolled from two university hospitals. Among them, all the patients with cryptogenic PLA were recommended for colonoscopic exam to check for colonic neoplasm...
October 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Lila E Mullany, Jennifer S Herrick, Roger K Wolff, John R Stevens, Martha L Slattery
Smoking is known to influence messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in colorectal cancer (CRC) cases. As microRNAs (miRNAs) are known repressors of mRNAs, we hypothesize that smoking may influence miRNA expression, thus altering mRNA expression. Our sample consisted of 1447 CRC cases that had normal colorectal mucosa and carcinoma miRNA data and lifestyle data. We examined current smoking, current versus never and former versus never (C/F/N) smoking(1), and pack-years smoked with miRNA expression in normal mucosa as well as differential miRNA expression between paired normal and carcinoma tissue for colon and rectal tissue to determine associations between smoking and miRNA expression...
October 22, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology
Aaron B Parrish, Yas Sanaiha, Beverley A Petrie, Marcia M Russell, Formosa Chen
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons rectal cancer checklist describes a set of best practices for rectal cancer surgery. The objective of this study was to assess the quality of operative reports for rectal cancer surgery based on the intraoperative American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons checklist items. Patients undergoing rectal cancer surgery at two public teaching hospitals from 2009 to 2015 were included. A total of 12 intraoperative checklist items were assessed. One hundred and fifty-eight operative reports were reviewed...
October 2016: American Surgeon
Wojciech Marlicz, Katarzyna Sielatycka, Karol Serwin, Ewa Kubis, Marta Tkacz, Rafał Głuszko, Andrzej Białek, Teresa Starzyńska, Mariusz Z Ratajczak
Bone marrow (BM) residing stem cells are mobilized from their BM niches into peripheral blood (PB) in several pathological situations including tissue organ injury and systemic inflammation. We recently reported that the number of BM-derived stem cells (SCs) increases in patients with pancreatic and stomach cancer. Accordingly, we observed higher numbers of circulating very small embryonic/epiblast‑like stem cells (VSELs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that were associated with the activation of pro-mobilizing complement cascade and an elevated level of sphingosine-1 phosphate (S1P) in PB plasma...
October 18, 2016: Oncology Reports
Yan Zhang, Jun Yuan, Xinli Zhang, Futang Yan, Minggang Huang, Tao Wang, Xiao Zheng, Ming Zhang
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths with an increasing incidence in China. The aberrant expression of angiomotin (AMOT) has been confirmed in a variety of tumors and can interact with Yes-associated protein (YAP) to either promote or suppress the progression of cancer. Unfortunately, its role in CRC remains poorly elucidated. Herein, higher levels of AMOT were observed in CRC cell lines. Upregulation of AMOT in LoVo cells markedly increased cell proliferation and apoptotic resistance to 5-fluorouracil...
October 21, 2016: Oncology Reports
Minju Im, Aeyung Kim, Jin Yeul Ma
Gardeniae Fructus (GF, Zhi Zi in China), a fruit of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis, has been used in traditional medicine to reduce inflammation and headache and to treat hepatic disorders, hypertension, and icterus. In recent studies, extract of raw or stir-baked GF was shown to have pharmacological activities for viral infection, thrombosis, hyperlipidemia, convulsion, inflammation, oxidative stress, and others. In addition, baked GF extract suppressed the proteolytic activities and altered the cellular morphology of tumor cells...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
T-W Chien, Y Chang, K-S Wen, Y-H Uen
The study was to enhance adherence to quality-of-care guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients through plotting graphical representations. Rasch analysis was performed to examine the unidimensional measurement of the 13 core indicators. An author-made Excel module was applied to plot the so-called Wright map and KIDMAP in education field to report physicians' adherence to the quality-of-life guidelines. We found that the scale of the quality-of-care guidelines for patients with colon cancer is unidimensional...
October 24, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
Fatemeh Momen-Heravi, Ana Babic, Shelley S Tworoger, Libin Zhang, Kana Wu, Stephanie A Smith-Warner, Shuji Ogino, Andrew T Chan, Jeffrey Meyerhardt, Edward Giovannucci, Charles Fuchs, Eunyoung Cho, Dominique S Michaud, Meir J Stampfer, Yau-Hua Yu, David Kim, Xuehong Zhang
Periodontal diseases including tooth loss might increase systemic inflammation, lead to immune dysregulation, and alter gut microbiota, thereby possibly influencing colorectal carcinogenesis. Few epidemiological studies have examined the association between periodontal diseases and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. We collected information on the periodontal disease (defined as history of periodontal bone loss) and number of natural teeth in the Nurses' Health Study. A total of 77,443 women were followed since 1992...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Pomila Singh, Malaney O'Connell, Sarkar Shubhashish
Colorectal carcinogenesis is a multi-step process. While ~25% of colorectal cancers (CRCs) arise in patients with a family history (genetic predisposition), ~75% of CRCs are due to age-associated accumulation of epigenetic alterations which can result in the suppression of key tumor suppressor genes leading to mutations and activation of oncogenic pathways. Sporadic colon-carcinogenesis is facilitated by many molecular pathways of genomic instability which include chromosomal instability (CIN), micro-satellite instability (MSI) and CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP), leading towards loss of homeostasis and onset of neoplastic transformation...
2016: Stem Cell Investigation
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