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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104952/pitfalls-in-interpretation-of-fdg-pet-ct-septic-pulmonary-emboli-mimicking-metastases-in-a-case-of-gastric-carcinoma
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Harkirat Singh, Aftab Alam, T V S V G K Tilak, Prateek Kinra, Brijesh K Soni
Inflammatory lesions may sometimes show intense tracer uptake and mimic neoplastic lesions on (18) F-fluoro-deoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). We report one such false positive case on FDG PET/CT, where septic pulmonary emboli (SPE) mimicked pulmonary metastases. A 45-year-old man with stomach cancer had an indwelling central venous catheter (CVC) in situ while on neoadjuvant chemotherapy. He underwent FDG PET/CT scan for response assessment and the images revealed multiple, intensely FDG avid, peripheral, lung nodules with feeding vessels, which were suspicious for pulmonary metastases...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055030/prognostic-significance-of-preoperative-and-postoperative-plasma-levels-of-ghrelin-in-gastric-cancer-3-year-survival-study
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Saeed Soleyman-Jahi, Afshin Abdirad, Amir Afraz Fallah, Sevil Ghasemi, Fatemeh Sadeghi, Reza Heidari, Habibollah Mahmoodzadeh, Kazem Zendehdel
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate prognostic effects of plasma levels of ghrelin before and after gastrectomy in gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: We followed 81 GC patients up to 3 years in this study. They were candidates for curative gastrectomy with or without neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Plasma levels of total and active ghrelins before and after the operation were assessed. Association of plasma levels of ghrelin with survival were assessed and adjusted for other potential prognostic factors using Cox regression analyses...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053815/the-rare-and-challenging-presentation-of-gastric-cancer-during-pregnancy-a-report-of-three-cases
#3
Sergio Pacheco, Enrique Norero, Claudio Canales, José Miguel Martínez, María Elisa Herrera, Carolina Muñoz, Nicolás Jarufe
Pregnancy-associated gastric cancer is extremely rare. In many cases, it is diagnosed at an advanced stage because the symptoms during pregnancy are generally overlooked. We report three cases of gastric cancer during pregnancy with various outcomes. The first case included a patient with stage IV gastric cancer who received palliative chemotherapy. This patient had a preterm birth and died 7 months after diagnosis. The second case received neoadjuvant chemotherapy during pregnancy and a total gastrectomy was performed after delivery...
December 2016: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044374/histopathological-regression-of-gastric-adenocarcinoma-after-neoadjuvant-therapy-a-critical-review
#4
Eduardo Henrique Cunha Neves Filho, Rosane Oliveira de Sant'Ana, Luiz Vianney Saldanha Cidrão Nunes, Adriana Pinheiro Bezerra Pires, Maria do Perpétuo Socorro Saldanha da Cunha
As the perioperative chemotherapy has been widely implemented on the management of gastric cancer patients, heterogeneity of clinical outcomes has been evidenced in parallel to different histopathological regression pattern of gastric cancer cells. Tumor histological response to preoperative therapy has been graded by various systems in order to categorize the amount of regressive changes induced by chemotherapy in relation to residual tumor. In this context, tumor regression grading (TRG) systems might provide important prognostic information as the variety of tumor response may imply on different clinical outcomes with impact in survival rates...
January 2, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991022/-minimal-invasive-esophageal-resection-with-anastomosis-on-the-neck-mckeown-our-experiences-after-20-cases
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Elemér Mohos, Attila Nagy, György Szabados, György Réti, Tamás Kovács, Zoltán Jánó, Csaba Berki, József Mohay, Lóránt Szabó, Krisztina Bene, Gábor Bognár, Myroslav Horzov, Petra Mohos, Gábor Sándor, Gábor Tornai, Péter Szenkovits, Tibor Nagy, Csaba Orbán, Vivien Herpai
OBJECTIVE: Esophageal resection is a traumatic intervention usually performed on patients with poor condition, resulting high mortality and morbidity. To improve the high incidence of complications, minimal invasive interventions were introduced. The results of the thoracoscopically and laparoscopically performed esophageal resection (McKeown) was investigated after 20 cases and the technical details of the surgical intervention are presented. PATIENTS AND METHOD: 20 thoracoscopic esophageal resection with laparoscopic gastric tube formation (sec...
December 2016: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957354/breast-cancer-metastasis-to-the-stomach-that-was-diagnosed-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection
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Masahide Kita, Masashi Furukawa, Masaya Iwamuro, Keisuke Hori, Yoshiro Kawahara, Naruto Taira, Tomohiro Nogami, Tadahiko Shien, Takehiro Tanaka, Hiroyoshi Doihara, Hiroyuki Okada
A 52-year-old woman presented with stage IIB primary breast cancer (cT2N1M0), which was treated using neoadjuvant chemotherapy (epirubicin, cyclophosphamide, and paclitaxel). However, the tumor persisted in patchy areas; therefore, we performed modified radical mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection. Routine endoscopy at 8 months revealed a depressed lesion on the gastric angle's greater curvature, and histology revealed signet ring cell proliferation. We performed endoscopic submucosal dissection for gastric cancer, although immunohistochemistry revealed that the tumor was positive for estrogen receptor, mammaglobin, and gross cystic disease fluid protein-15 (E-cadherin-negative)...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878904/venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-esophageal-or-gastric-cancer-undergoing-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#7
M Marshall-Webb, T Bright, T Price, S K Thompson, D I Watson
There is a well-established link between cancer and venous thromboembolism (VTE), and patients receiving chemotherapy for esophageal or gastric cancer appear at high risk of developing VTE. The incidence of VTE in the neoadjuvant setting in these patients is poorly understood, as is the role for thromboprophylaxis during neoadjuvant chemotherapy. A PubMed search was conducted using a combination of terms including; esophageal & gastric cancer, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), VTE, neoadjuvant, chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy...
November 23, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871160/clinical-outcome-of-doublet-and-triplet-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-locally-advanced-gastric-cancer
#8
Ju Seok Kim, Sun Hyung Kang, Hee Seok Moon, Jae Kyu Sung, Hyun Yong Jeong, Ji Young Sul
Background/Aims: In gastric cancer, the rate of recurrence and metastasis following radical resection is high, necessitating improvement in survival and cure rates. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) has potential benefits for locally advanced gastric cancer; however, the surgical benefits and effects on survival are unclear. This study evaluates the effectiveness of NAC in locally advanced gastric cancer and compares clinical outcomes of doublet and triplet regimens. Methods: We reviewed patient medical records of 383 patients who underwent NAC (n=41) or surgery only (n=342) for treatment of locally advanced gastric cancer...
November 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836862/phase-i-study-of-epigenetic-priming-with-azacitidine-prior-to-standard-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-resectable-gastric-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Bryan J Schneider, Manish A Shah, Kelsey Klute, Allyson Ocean, Elizabeta Popa, Nasser K Altorki, Michael D Lieberman, Andrew Schreiner, Rhonda K Yantiss, Paul J Christos, Romae Palmer, Agnes Viale, Daoqi You, Pouneh Kermani, Joseph M Scandura
PURPOSE: Epigenetic silencing of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) is an acquired abnormality observed in cancer and is prototypically linked to DNA methylation. We postulated that pre-treatment (priming) with 5-azacitidine would increase the efficacy of chemotherapy by reactivating TSGs. This study was conducted to identify a tolerable dose of 5-azacitidine prior to EOX (epirubicin, oxaliplatin, capecitabine) neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with locally-advanced esophageal/gastric adenocarcinoma (EGC)...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806214/the-importance-of-extensive-intraoperative-peritoneal-lavage-as-a-promising-method-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-showing-positive-peritoneal-cytology-without-overt-peritoneal-metastasis-and-other-therapeutic-approaches
#10
Enver Ilhan, Ali Alemdar, Orhan Ureyen, Koray Bas
Peritoneal invasion is more common and has a worse prognosis in gastric cancer than most of other intestinal cancers. Advanced gastric cancers have a poor course in terms of the development of peritoneal carcinomatosis and prognosis, even if the curative resection has been performed. Patients usually die within the first 2 years of the postoperative period mainly due to peritoneal metastasis. It is, therefore, essential to eradicate intraperitoneal free cancer cells to prevent peritoneal recurrences. A standard therapy has not been developed yet for patients with gastric cancer with a positive peritoneal cytology or a gross peritoneal metastasis...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802185/approaches-and-genetic-determinants-in-predicting-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-gastric-cancer
#11
Jichun Zhou, Jianguo Shen, Benjamin J Seifer, Shaojie Jiang, Ji Wang, Hanchu Xiong, Lingmin Xie, Linbo Wang, Xinbing Sui
Gastric cancer remains a major health burden worldwide. There is near-universal agreement that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is a preferred management for locally advanced gastric cancer (LAGC). However, the optimal approach for an individual patient is still not clear and remains controversial, which could be at least partly explained by the lack of predictive tools. The ability to predict chemosensitivity from NAC in routine clinical practice is difficult and is an area of intense investigation, especially in the Precision-Medicine Era...
October 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783358/robotic-assisted-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-for-treatment-of-esophageal-carcinoma
#12
Philip W Chiu, Anthony Y Teoh, Vivien W Wong, Hon Chi Yip, Shannon M Chan, Simon K Wong, Enders K Ng
Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is technically challenging. Da Vinci Robotic system could improve surgical dissection with additional degree of freedom from robotic arms. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of performing MIE using Da Vinci Robotic system among patients with esophageal cancers. From 2009 to 2013, consecutive patients with esophageal cancers who received robotic-assisted MIE were recruited. We excluded tumors with suspected invasion to adjacent organs. Preoperative staging included EUS, CT thorax and abdomen and bronchoscopy...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776843/histopathological-regression-after-neoadjuvant-docetaxel-oxaliplatin-fluorouracil-and-leucovorin-versus-epirubicin-cisplatin-and-fluorouracil-or-capecitabine-in-patients-with-resectable-gastric-or-gastro-oesophageal-junction-adenocarcinoma-flot4-aio-results
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Salah-Eddin Al-Batran, Ralf D Hofheinz, Claudia Pauligk, Hans-Georg Kopp, Georg Martin Haag, Kim Barbara Luley, Johannes Meiler, Nils Homann, Sylvie Lorenzen, Harald Schmalenberg, Stephan Probst, Michael Koenigsmann, Matthias Egger, Nicole Prasnikar, Karel Caca, Jörg Trojan, Uwe M Martens, Andreas Block, Wolfgang Fischbach, Rolf Mahlberg, Michael Clemens, Gerald Illerhaus, Katja Zirlik, Dirk M Behringer, Wolff Schmiegel, Michael Pohl, Michael Heike, Ulrich Ronellenfitsch, Martin Schuler, Wolf O Bechstein, Alfred Königsrainer, Timo Gaiser, Peter Schirmacher, Wael Hozaeel, Alexander Reichart, Thorsten O Goetze, Mark Sievert, Elke Jäger, Stefan Mönig, Andrea Tannapfel
BACKGROUND: Docetaxel-based chemotherapy is effective in metastatic gastric and gastro-oesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, but has not yet been evaluated in the context of resectable patients. Here we report findings from the phase 2 part of the phase 2/3 FLOT4 trial, which compared histopathological regression in patients treated with a docetaxel-based triplet chemotherapy versus an anthracycline-based triplet chemotherapy before surgical resection. METHODS: In this randomised, open-label, phase 2/3 study, eligible participants were recruited from 28 German oncology centres...
December 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766382/-cervical-cancer-update-on-morphology
#14
L-C Horn, C E Brambs, R Handzel, S Lax, I Sändig, D Schmidt, K Schierle
The World Health Organization (WHO) classification from 2014 differentiates between different subtypes of mucinous adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix. A gastric subtype was recently described that showed no association with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, has a poor prognosis, is mainly diagnosed in women of Asian origin and can occur in patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Although no clear grading system has been recommended in the WHO classification, it is likely that grading of adenocarcinomas of the uterine cervix will partly be based on the different patterns of invasion...
November 2016: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766079/restoring-lost-anti-her-2-th1-immunity-in-breast-cancer-a-crucial-role-for-th1-cytokines-in-therapy-and-prevention
#15
Nadia F Nocera, M Catherine Lee, Lucy M De La Cruz, Cinthia Rosemblit, Brian J Czerniecki
The ErbB/B2 (HER-2/neu) oncogene family plays a critical role in the development and metastatic spread of several tumor types including breast, ovarian and gastric cancer. In breast cancer, HER-2/neu is expressed in early disease development in a large percentage of DCIS lesions and its expression is associated with an increased risk of invasion and recurrence. Targeting HER-2 with antibodies such as trastuzumab or pertuzumab has improved survival, but patients with more extensive disease may develop resistance to therapy...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765168/radiation-to-the-gastric-fundus-increases-the%C3%A2-risk-of-anastomotic-leakage-after-esophagectomy
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Lucas Goense, Peter S N van Rossum, Jelle P Ruurda, Marco van Vulpen, Stella Mook, Gert J Meijer, Richard van Hillegersberg
BACKGROUND: Concerns have been raised regarding the toxicity of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) for esophageal cancer that could contribute to an increased risk of postoperative complications. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of the radiation dose to the gastric fundus on the risk of postoperative anastomotic leakage in patients undergoing nCRT followed by transthoracic esophagectomy. METHODS: Between January 2012 and July 2015, 97 consecutive patients who underwent nCRT followed by transthoracic esophagectomy were included in this single-center cohort study...
December 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760947/-a-case-of-her2-positive-siewert-type-i-adenocarcinoma-of-the-esophagogastric-junction-treated-via-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-radical-resection
#17
Tetsushi Nakajima, Tsutomu Sato, Kazuki Kano, Yukio Maezawa, Kenki Segami, Hirohito Fujikawa, Kousuke Ikeda, Takanobu Yamada, Takashi Ogata, Haruhiko Cho, Takaki Yoshikawa
A 63-year-old man with dysphagia was referred to our hospital. He was found to have a type 2 tumor extending from the lower thoracic esophagus to the esophagogastric junction via upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. A biopsy revealed adenocarcinoma with overexpression of the human epidermal growth factor type 2(HER2). The tumor was type I according to Siewert's classification, as the epicenter of the tumor was 27mm to the oral side from the esophago-gastric junction. The clinical diagnosis was T3N1M1, stage IV according to the Japanese Classification of Gastric Carcinoma, and T3N2M0, stage III per the Japanese Classification of Esophageal Cancer...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760932/-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-gastric-cancer
#18
Takaki Yoshikawa, Tsutomu Sato, Takanobu Yamada, Toru Aoyama, Takashi Ogata, Haruhiko Cho
Adjuvant chemotherapy aims to eradicate residual micro-metastatic tumor cells existing at distant sites outside the surgical field. The current standard adjuvant chemotherapy is S-1 for 1 year or capecitabine plus oxaliplatin for 6 months after D2 gastrectomy. However, there are some rooms in the overall survival of Stage III. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy(NAC)is a promising approach that combines intensive chemotherapy with high compliance; however, it is under development in Japan. Two JCOG phase II trials suggested that NAC was effective for bulky nodal disease...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740935/a-novel-grade-lymph-node-ratio-model-predicts-the-prognosis-of-the-advanced-gastric-cancer-patients-after-neoadjuvant-radiotherapy
#19
Jianjun Liu, Mingxue Su, Jing Wang, Gan Zhang, Jing Zhou, Anqing Zhang, Zixue Ren, Xucai Zheng, Shikai Hong, Shengying Wang, Rongxin Zhang
Although local advanced gastric cancer (AGC) could benefit from neoadjuvant radiotherapy (NRT), there are few studies evaluating patients' survival after NRT. In current study, we aimed to investigate the value of prognostic factors in AGC patients after NRT and to evaluate whether post-therapy pathological characteristics were predictive factors in these patients. We retrospectively analyzed AGC patients who underwent NRT from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Database. The patients' clinical and post-therapy pathological characteristics were analyzed...
October 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716191/comparison-of-different-methods-of-splenic-hilar-lymph-node-dissection-for-advanced-upper-and-or-middle-third-gastric-cancer
#20
Xin Ji, Tao Fu, Zhao-De Bu, Ji Zhang, Xiao-Jiang Wu, Xiang-Long Zong, Zi-Yu Jia, Biao Fan, Yi-Nan Zhang, Jia-Fu Ji
BACKGROUND: Surgery for advanced gastric cancer (AGC) often includes dissection of splenic hilar lymph nodes (SHLNs). This study compared the safety and effectiveness of different approaches to SHLN dissection for upper- and/or middle-third AGC. METHODS: We retrospectively compared and analyzed clinicopathologic and follow-up data from a prospectively collected database at the Peking University Cancer Hospital. Patients were divided into three groups: in situ spleen-preserved, ex situ spleen-preserved and splenectomy...
October 3, 2016: BMC Cancer
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