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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790787/colorectal-liver-metastases-a-pathologist-s-guide-to-creating-an-informative-report-and-improving-patient-care
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Mariana Moreno Prats, Eizaburo Sasatomi, Heather L Stevenson
CONTEXT: - In this era of minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, pathologists are at the forefront of analyzing specimens and are expected to make more specific diagnoses, providing additional information from the material they receive. OBJECTIVE: - To familiarize pathologists with the essential components of surgical pathology reports for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) resections. DATA SOURCES: - Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world and the liver is the most frequent site of metastases...
May 23, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783886/the-impact-of-surgical-resection-of-the-primary-tumor-on-the-development-of-synchronous-colorectal-liver-metastasis-a-systematic-review
#2
H Pinson, S Cosyns, Wim P Ceelen
BACKGROUND: In recent years different therapeutic strategies for synchronously liver metastasized colorectal cancer were described. Apart from the classical staged surgical approach, simultaneous and liver-first strategies are now commonly used. One theoretical drawback of the classical approach is, however, the stimulatory effect on liver metastases growth that may result from resection of the primary tumour. This systematic review, therefore, aims to investigate the current insights on the stimulatory effects of colorectal surgery on the growth of synchronous colorectal liver metastases in humans...
May 22, 2018: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766239/-90-y-resin-microspheres-radioembolization-for-colon-cancer-liver-metastases-using-full-strength-contrast-material
#3
I Kurilova, R G H Beets-Tan, G A Ulaner, F E Boas, E N Petre, H Yarmohammadi, E Ziv, A R Deipolyi, L A Brody, M Gonen, Constantinos T Sofocleous
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and efficacy of 90 Y resin microspheres administration using undiluted non-ionic contrast material (UDCM) {100% Omnipaque-300 (Iohexol)} in both the "B" and "D" lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed all colorectal cancer liver metastases patients treated with 90 Y resin microspheres radioembolization (RAE) from 2009 to 2017. As of April 2013, two experienced operators started using UDCM (study group) instead of standard sandwich infusion (control group)...
May 15, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762149/pseudoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-resectable-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#4
Laura Polastro, Georges El Hachem, Alain Hendlisz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this article, we focus on the potential benefits and risks of chemotherapy administration before (perioperative) or after (pseudoadjuvant) a curative resection of colorectal cancer (CRC) metastases. RECENT FINDINGS: In the published evidence, there is a lack of survival benefit from peri or postoperative chemotherapy in the context of resectable metastatic CRC. However, high-risk patients may have a certain benefit when receiving a postoperative cytotoxic treatment...
May 11, 2018: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760793/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-predicts-better-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-liver-only-metastases-undergoing-liver-resection
#5
Yujie Zhao, Junzhong Lin, Jianhong Peng, Yuxiang Deng, Ruixia Zhao, Qiaoqi Sui, Zhenhai Lu, Desen Wan, Zhizhong Pan
Objective: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has been shown to decrease the risk of liver metastasis in patients with non-metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the prognostic value of HBV infection in long-term survival of patients with colorectal liver-only metastases (CRLM) after liver resection has not yet been evaluated. This study aims to explore the association between HBV infection and survival in CRLM patients. Methods: A total of 289 CRLM patients undergoing liver resection were recruited at our center from September 1999 to August 2015...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756328/serum-derived-carcinoembryonic-antigen-cea-activates-fibroblasts-to-induce-a-local-re-modeling-of-the-extracellular-matrix-that-favors-the-engraftment-of-cea-expressing-tumor-cells
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Aws Abdul-Wahid, Marzena Cydzik, Nicholas W Fischer, Aaron Prodeus, John E Shively, Anne Martel, Samira Alminawi, Zeina Ghorab, Neil L Berinstein, Jean Gariépy
Elevated levels of the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA; CEACAM5) in the serum of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients represent a clinical biomarker that correlates with disease recurrence. However, a mechanistic role for soluble CEA (sCEA) in tumor progression and metastasis remains to be established. In this study, we report that sCEA acts as a paracrine factor, activating human fibroblasts by signalling through both the STAT3 and AKT1-mTORC1 pathways, promoting their transition to a cancer-associated fibroblast (CaF) phenotype...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755783/erratum-to-updated-survival-outcomes-and-analysis-of-long-term-survivors-from-the-more-study-on-safety-and-efficacy-of-radioembolization-in-patients-with-unresectable-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases
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Andrew Kennedy, Michael Cohn, Douglas M Coldwell, Alain Drooz, Eduardo Ehrenwald, Adeel Kaiser, Charles W Nutting, Steven C Rose, Eric A Wang, Michael A Savin
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.21037/jgo.2017.03.10.].
April 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754852/predictors-of-survival-after-yttrium-90-radioembolization-for-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases
#8
Ashley A Weiner, Bin Gui, Neil B Newman, John L Nosher, Fady Yousseff, Shou-En Lu, Gretchen M Foltz, Darren Carpizo, Jonathan Lowenthal, Darryl A Zuckerman, Ben Benson, Jeffrey R Olsen, Salma K Jabbour, Parag J Parikh
PURPOSE: To identify clinical parameters that are prognostic for improved overall survival (OS) after yttrium-90 radioembolization (RE) in patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 131 patients who underwent RE for liver metastases from CRC, treated at 2 academic centers, were reviewed. Twenty-one baseline pretreatment clinical factors were analyzed in relation to OS by the Kaplan-Meier method along with log-rank tests and univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746284/the-concept-of-oligometastases-in-colorectal-cancer-from-the-clinical-evidences-to-new-therapeutic-strategies
#9
Edouard Massaut, Ali Bohlok, Valerio Lucidi, Alain Hendlisz, Jean Klastersky, Vincent Donckier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The concept of oligometastases, defining cancers with limited metastatic capacity and attaining a limited number of secondary sites, is now widely accepted, particularly in colorectal cancer. Currently, however, accurate predictive markers for oligometastatic tumors are still lacking. For this reason, it remains challenging to translate this concept into clinical recommendations. In the present work, we review recent publications on oligometastases in colorectal cancer, showing the evidences for such presentation and underlying the need for the identification of biomarkers, necessary to further develop new therapeutic strategies...
May 4, 2018: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745068/topics-related-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-resectable-liver-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer
#10
Shanbao Ke, Shufang Zhan, Hongbo Zhu, Danfang Yan
Metastases to the liver from colorectal cancer (CRC) are common, and only a minority of patients are candidates for upfront surgery at the initial diagnosis. Carefully selected patients can achieve long-term survival from surgery with curative intent. Unfortunately, the risk of recurrence remains substantial after liver resection. In order to reduce the risk of relapse and improve the outcomes, the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been assessed for resectable colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) with an improvement in progression-free survival (PFS)...
March 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736851/towards-volumetric-thresholds-in-recist-1-1-therapeutic-response-assessment-in-hepatic-metastases
#11
Katharina S Winter, Felix O Hofmann, Kolja M Thierfelder, Julian W Holch, Nina Hesse, Alena B Baumann, Dominik P Modest, Sebastian Stintzing, Volker Heinemann, Jens Ricke, Wieland H Sommer, Melvin D'Anastasi
OBJECTIVES: To empirically determine thresholds for volumetric assessment of response and progress of liver metastases in line with the unidimensional RECIST thresholds. METHODS: Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer initially enrolled in a multicentre clinical phase-III trial were included. In all CT scans, the longest axial diameters and volumes of hepatic lesions were determined semi-automatically. The sum of diameters and volumes of 1, ≤2 and ≤5 metastases were compared to all previous examinations...
May 7, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731961/macrophages-induce-budding-in-aggressive-human-colon-cancer-subtypes-by-protease-mediated-disruption-of-tight-junctions
#12
Kari Trumpi, Nicola Frenkel, Timo Peters, Nicoline M Korthagen, Jennifer M J Jongen, Daniëlle Raats, Helma van Grevenstein, Yara Backes, Leon M Moons, Miangela M Lacle, Jan Koster, Danny Zwijnenburg, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, Onno Kranenburg
Primary human colorectal tumors with a high stromal content have an increased capacity to metastasize. Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) promote metastasis, but the contribution of other stromal cell types is unclear. Here we searched for additional stromal cell types that contribute to aggressive tumor cell behavior. By making use of the 'immunome compendium'-a collection of gene signatures reflecting the presence of specific immune cell-types-we show that macrophage signatures are most strongly associated with a high CAF content and with poor prognosis in multiple large cohorts of primary tumors and liver metastases...
April 13, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731866/microrna-hsa-let-7e-5p-as-a-potential-prognosis-marker-for-rectal-carcinoma-with-liver-metastases
#13
Wenfeng Chen, Guosheng Lin, Yizhou Yao, Jishen Chen, Hanli Shui, Qinghai Yang, Xiaoya Wang, Xiaoyuan Weng, Ling Sun, Fei Chen, Sheng Yang, Yufeng Yang, Yongjian Zhou
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression that target mRNAs for translational repression or cleavage. The present study was conducted to identify differentially expressed miRNAs in primary tumor tissues of rectal carcinoma (RC) that may be associated with heterochrony hepatic metastasis (HHM). Samples were collected exclusively from patients with RC but not colon cancer (CC); Next-generation high-throughput sequencing technology and bioinformatics tools were used to profile and analyze small RNAs and their corresponding targets in primary tumor tissues with HHM (n=2) or without metastases (non-metastatic, NM; n=2)...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725538/appendiceal-carcinoma-associated-with-microsatellite-instability
#14
Angélica Morales-Miranda, Ismael Domínguez Rosado, Carlos Chan Núñez, Fredy Chable Montero
Approximately 15% of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases exhibit microsatellite instability (MSI), which appears to be associated with unique biological behavior. The present study presents a case of appendiceal carcinoma associated with MSI that responded well to adjuvant chemotherapy. Clinical, pathological and immunohistochemical (IHC) characteristics have been described. The 60-year-old male patient had suffered from recurrent lower abdominal pain associated with abdominal distention for 6 months; then, following an acute attack, he was subjected to laparoscopic appendectomy...
May 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715113/double-kras-and-braf-mutations-in-surgically-treated-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases-an-international-multi-institutional-case-series
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Amar Deshwar, Georgios Antonios Margonis, Nikolaos Andreatos, Carlotta Barbon, Jaeyun Wang, Stefan Buettner, Doris Wagner, Kazunari Sasaki, Andrea Beer, Inger Marie Løes, Emmanouil Pikoulis, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Karsten Kamphues, Jin He, Klaus Kaczirek, George Poultsides, Per Eystein Lønning, Hans Joerg Mischinger, Federico N Aucejo, Martin E Kreis, Christopher L Wolfgang, Matthew J Weiss
BACKGROUND: While previously believed to be mutually exclusive, concomitant mutation of Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS)- and V-raf murine sarcoma b-viral oncogene homolog B1 (BRAF)-mutated colorectal carcinoma (CRC), has been described in rare instances and been associated with advanced-stage disease. The present case series is the first to report on the implications of concurrent KRAS/BRAF mutations among surgically treated patients, and the largest set of patients with surgically treated colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) and data on KRAS/BRAF mutational status thus far described...
May 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704203/safety-and-efficacy-of-synchronous-robotic-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer-with-liver-metastases
#16
REVIEW
Rozana H Dwyer, Matthew J Scheidt, J Stephen Marshall, Steven S Tsoraides
Timing of resection and treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC) with liver metastases varies based on patient characteristics and center protocols. Concerns of increased morbidity and mortality (M&M) related to anesthetic time and blood loss have limited widespread adaptation of synchronous colorectal and liver resections. Furthermore, technical challenges have made minimally invasive synchronous resections less common. We present our series of synchronous robotic surgery for CRC with liver metastases. Retrospective review of prospectively collected data of patients with stage IV CRC with liver metastases treated at a tertiary center from February 2013 to June 2014...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692213/identification-of-inequalities-in-the-selection-of-liver-surgery-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-in-sweden
#17
A Norén, P Sandström, K Gunnarsdottir, B Ardnor, B Isaksson, G Lindell, M Rizell
BACKGROUND: Liver resection for colorectal liver metastases offers a 5-year survival rate of 25%-58%. This study aimed to analyze whether patients with colorectal liver metastases undergo resection to an equal extent and whether selection factors play a role in the selection process. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were retrieved from the Swedish Colorectal Cancer Registry (2007-2011) for colorectal cancer and colorectal liver metastases. The patients identified were linked to the Swedish Registry of Liver and Bile surgery and the National Patient Registry to identify whether liver surgery or ablative treatment was performed...
April 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691844/genetic-and-morphological-evaluation-game-score-for-patients-with-colorectal-liver-metastases
#18
G A Margonis, K Sasaki, S Gholami, Y Kim, N Andreatos, N Rezaee, A Deshwar, S Buettner, P J Allen, T P Kingham, T M Pawlik, J He, J L Cameron, W R Jarnagin, C L Wolfgang, M I D'Angelica, M J Weiss
BACKGROUND: This study sought to develop a clinical risk score for resectable colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) by combining clinicopathological and clinically available biological indicators, including KRAS. METHODS: A cohort of patients who underwent resection for CRLM at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) was analysed to identify independent predictors of overall survival (OS) that can be assessed before operation; these factors were combined into the Genetic And Morphological Evaluation (GAME) score...
April 25, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691114/histopathologic-patterns-as-markers-of-prognosis-in-patients-undergoing-hepatectomy-for-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases-pushing-growth-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-decreased-survival
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Daniela Falcão, Henrique Alexandrino, Rui Caetano Oliveira, João Martins, Luís Ferreira, Ricardo Martins, Marco Serôdio, Mónica Martins, José Guilherme Tralhão, Maria Augusta Cipriano, Francisco Castro E Sousa
INTRODUCTION: Liver resection combined with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) has reported notable results in patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). Tumoral response to NAC is associated with specific histopathologic patterns with prognostic implications. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of pathological findings on overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS) and liver recurrence-free survival (LRFS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Analysis of clinical and outcome data from 110 patients who underwent first CRLM resection between January 2010 and July 2013...
April 11, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683930/importance-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-to-select-patients-with-nonresectable-colorectal-liver-metastases-for-liver-transplantation
#20
Harald Grut, Mona-Elisabeth Revheim, Pål-Dag Line, Svein Dueland
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT for the selection of patients with nonresectable colorectal liver metastases (NCLM) for liver transplantation (LT). In the secondary cancer study, we reported an improved 5-year overall survival in patients treated with LT for NCLM (56%) compared with chemotherapy (9%). However, many patients were rejected for LT owing to the detection of extrahepatic disease at preoperative imaging. PATIENTS AND METHODS: F-FDG PET/CT and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (ceCT) examinations before tentative LT for NCLM were assessed, and findings contraindicating LT were registered...
April 20, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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