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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222647/bevacizumab-for-recurrent-persistent-or-advanced-cervical-cancer-reproducibility-of-gog-240-study-results-in-real-world-patients
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A Godoy-Ortiz, Y Plata, J Alcaide, A Galeote, B Pajares, E Saez, E Alba, A Sánchez-Muñoz
PURPOSE: Bevacizumab is the only therapeutic target approved for patients with persistent, recurrent or advanced cervical cancer from a phase III study that combined with chemotherapy; it proves a significant increase in overall survival. To retrospectively assess the efficacy and safety of bevacizumab as the first-line treatment in patients from usual clinical practice with recurrent/persistent or advanced cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Treatment consisted of cisplatin 50 mg/m2 or carboplatin AUC 5 plus paclitaxel 175 mg/m2 for 6-8 cycles and bevacizumab 15 mg/kg every 3 weeks up to progression or unacceptable toxicity...
December 8, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221126/the-clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significances-of-cdc73-expression-in-cancers-a-bioinformatics-analysis
#2
Hua-Chuan Zheng, Bao-Cheng Gong, Shuang Zhao
CDC73 interacts with human PAF1 complex, histone methyltransferase complex and RNA polymerase II for transcription elongation and 3' end processing. Its down-regulated expression was immunohistochemically detected in gastric, colorectal, ovarian and head and neck cancers, and positively correlated with aggressive behaviors and unfavorable prognosis of malignancies. We performed a bioinformatics analysis by using Oncomine, TCGA and KM plotter databases. It was found that CDC73 mRNA was overexpressed in gastric, lung, breast and ovarian cancers, even stratified by histological subtypes (p<0...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220298/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Margaret von Mehren, Heikki Joensuu
GI stromal tumors (GISTs) are neoplasms with a varying malignancy potential ranging from virtually indolent tumors to rapidly progressing cancers. GISTs occur throughout the intestinal tract, and most harbor an activating mutation in either KIT or platelet-derived growth factor A ( PDGFRA). Diagnosis is made using immunohistochemistry, but molecular testing with mutation analysis is paramount for selection of appropriate therapy. Most small GISTs are cured with surgery. Tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy has led to substantial improvements in survival, both for patients with localized GIST and those with advanced disease...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219666/coincidence-of-celiac-disease-with-nongastrointestinal-tumors-in-children
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Majid Naderi, Iraj Shahramian, Mojtaba Delaramnasab, Ali Bazi
The association of celiac disease (CD) with cancers of gastrointestinal origin has been noted. However, coincidence of CD with nongastrointestinal neoplasms is an unusual event. Here we present five children with concurrent CD and nongastrointestinal neoplasms. All of the patients had positive serologic results for anti-tTG antibodies. Histological investigation of intestinal mucosa showed inflammation (Marsh score = 2) in all the patients. Two of these patients represented with germ cell malignancies. One patient had Wilms' tumor...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219280/transperitoneal-vs-extraperitoneal-radical-cystectomy-for-bladder-cancer-a-retrospective-study
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Jagdeesh N Kulkarni, Himanshu Agarwal
PURPOSE: Conventional transperitoneal radical cystectomy (TPRC) is the standard approach for muscle invasive bladder cancer. But, the procedure is associated with significant morbidities like urinary leak, ileus, and infection. To reduce these morbidities, the technique of extraperitoneal radical cystectomy (EPRC) was described by us in 1999. We compared these two approaches and the data accrued forms the basis of this report. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer by the author (JNK) with follow-up for at least 5 years were included...
December 11, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218669/laparoscopy-as-a-useful-selection-tool-for-patients-with-prior-surgery-and-peritoneal-metastases-suitable-for-multimodality-treatment-strategies
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Philipp von Breitenbuch, Thomas Boerner, Tonia Jeiter, Pompiliu Piso, Hans J Schlitt
BACKGROUND: Complete macroscopic cytoreduction in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is the basic requirement for long-term survival. Diagnostic laparoscopy (DL) can be difficult and of limited clinical value secondary to postoperative or tumor-induced adhesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of DL in patients with prior surgery and PC. METHODS: The database of the surgical department of the University Medical Center of Regensburg was reviewed (9/2010-10/2014) selecting for DL in patients with PC...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216329/characterization-of-fusobacterium-varium-fv113-g1-isolated-from-a-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis-based-on-complete-genome-sequence-and-transcriptome-analysis
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Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Yumiko Ogasawara, Toshifumi Ohkusa, Makoto Kuroda
Fusobacterium spp. present in the oral and gut flora is carcinogenic and is associated with the risk of pancreatic and colorectal cancers. Fusobacterium spp. is also implicated in a broad spectrum of human pathologies, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). Here we report the complete genome sequence of Fusobacterium varium Fv113-g1 (genome size, 3.96 Mb) isolated from a patient with UC. Comparative genome analyses totally suggested that Fv113-g1 is basically assigned as F. varium, in particular, it could be reclassified as notable F...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214773/protective-effects-of-female-reproductive-factors-on-lauren-intestinal-type-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Su Mi Kim, Byung Hoon Min, Jeeyun Lee, Ji Yeong An, Jun Ho Lee, Tae Sung Sohn, Jae Moon Bae, Jae J Kim, Won Ki Kang, Sung Kim, Min Gew Choi
PURPOSE: Gastric cancer shows a male predominance that might be explained by protective effects from estrogens in females. Two Lauren classification histological subtypes, intestinal and diffuse, have distinct carcinogeneses. The purpose of this study was to estimate the effects of sex hormone on female gastric cancer according to Lauren classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed medical records for and administered questionnaires, surveying reproductive and hormonal factors, to 758 patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer at Samsung Medical Center from May 2012 to November 2014...
January 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214422/emu-oil-improves-clinical-indicators-of-disease-in-a-mouse-model-of-colitis-associated-colorectal-cancer
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Lauren C Chartier, Gordon S Howarth, Ian C Lawrance, Debbie Trinder, Scott J Barker, Suzanne Mashtoub
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ulcerative colitis is a remitting and relapsing inflammatory bowel disorder. Current treatments are limited, and if poorly controlled, colitis may progress to colorectal cancer. Previously, Emu Oil protected the intestine in experimental models of gut damage. We aimed to determine whether Emu Oil could reduce the severity of chronic colitis and prevent the onset of neoplasia in a mouse model of colitis-associated colorectal cancer. METHODS: Female C57BL/6 mice were injected (day 0) with azoxymethane, followed by ad libitum access to three dextran sulfate sodium/water cycles (7 days of dextran sulfate sodium and 14 days of water)...
December 6, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213996/gut-microbiota-epigenetic-modification-and-colorectal-cancer
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Sama Rezasoltani, Hamid Asadzadeh-Aghdaei, Ehsan Nazemalhosseini-Mojarad, Hossein Dabiri, Reza Ghanbari, Mohammad Reza Zali
Micro-organisms contain 90% of cells in human body and trillions foreign genes versus less than 30 thousand of their own. The human colon host various species of microorganisms, appraised at more than 1014 microbiota and contained of over a thousand species. Although each one's profile is separable, the relative abundance and distribution of bacterial species is the same between healthy ones, causing conservation of each person's overall health. Germline DNA mutations have been attributed to the less than 5% of CRC occurrence while more than 90% is associated with the epigenetic regulation...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212456/helicobacter-induced-gastric-inflammation-alters-the-properties-of-gastric-tissue-stem-progenitor-cells
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Wataru Shibata, Soichiro Sue, Sachiko Tsumura, Yasuaki Ishii, Takeshi Sato, Eri Kameta, Makoto Sugimori, Hiroaki Yamada, Hiroaki Kaneko, Tomohiko Sasaki, Tomohiro Ishii, Toshihide Tamura, Masaaki Kondo, Shin Maeda
BACKGROUND: Although Helicobacter-induced gastric inflammation is the major predisposing factor for gastric carcinogenesis, the precise mechanism by which chronic gastritis causes gastric cancer remains unclear. Intestinal and spasmolytic polypeptide-expressing metaplasia (SPEM) is considered as precancerous lesions, changes in epithelial tissue stem/progenitor cells after chronic inflammation has not been clarified yet. In this study, we utilized three-dimensional gastric epithelial cell culture systems that could form organoids, mimicking gastric epithelial layer, and characterized the changes in epithelial cells after chronic Helicobacter felis infection...
December 6, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212256/matrix-metalloproteinase-mmp9-maintains-epithelial-barrier-function-and-preserves-mucosal-lining-in-colitis-associated-cancer
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Adani Pujada, Lewins Walter, Aashka Patel, Tien Anh Bui, Zhan Zhang, Yuchen Zhang, Timothy Luke Denning, Pallavi Garg
In colitis associated cancer (CAC), chronic inflammation exposes the epithelial mucosal defensive lining to inflammatory mediators such as cytokines and anti-microbial peptides (AMPs) causing the dysbiosis of microbiota population and the dysregulation of immune response. Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) are zinc dependent endopeptidases which mediate inflammation, tissue remodeling, and carcinogenesis. MMP9 is undetectable in healthy tissue, although highly upregulated during inflammation and cancer. We have previously shown that MMP9 plays a protective role in CAC opposite to its conventional role of acute inflammation and cancer mediator...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212105/-german-society-of-gastroenterology-digestive-and-metabolic-diseases-dgvs-position-statement-on-endoscopic-decompression-in-acute-ileus
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Martin Götz, Georg Braun, Ralf Jakobs, Helmut Messmann, Eduard F Stange, Markus M Lerch
In patients with ileus with dilated intestine in imaging studies, endoscopic decompression appears a feasible option. However, its use is often uncritical and without scientific evidence. Before considering endoscopic intervention, CT-imaging should differentiate between mechanical obstruction and paralytic ileus/intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Tumor diagnosis and localisation are essential because the latter determines the choice of the decompression procedure. Coecal dilatation of more than 12 cm indicates an increased risk of perforation...
December 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212028/non-canonical-hedgehog-signaling-is-a-positive-regulator-of-the-wnt-pathway-and-is-required-for-the-survival-of-colon-cancer-stem-cells
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Joseph L Regan, Dirk Schumacher, Stephanie Staudte, Andreas Steffen, Johannes Haybaeck, Ulrich Keilholz, Caroline Schweiger, Nicole Golob-Schwarzl, Dominik Mumberg, David Henderson, Hans Lehrach, Christian R A Regenbrecht, Reinhold Schäfer, Martin Lange
Colon cancer is a heterogeneous tumor driven by a subpopulation of cancer stem cells (CSCs). To study CSCs in colon cancer, we used limiting dilution spheroid and serial xenotransplantation assays to functionally define the frequency of CSCs in a panel of patient-derived cancer organoids. These studies demonstrated cancer organoids to be enriched for CSCs, which varied in frequency between tumors. Whole-transcriptome analysis identified WNT and Hedgehog signaling components to be enhanced in CSC-enriched tumors and in aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH)-positive CSCs...
December 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211875/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-ablation-following-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-barrett-s-neoplasia
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S Subramaniam, K Kandiah, F Chedgy, P Meredith, G Longcroft-Wheaton, P Bhandari
The current standard of treating early Barrett's neoplasia is resection of visible lesions using endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) followed by ablative therapy to the Barrett's segment. There is increasing evidence to support the use of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) where en-bloc resection and lower recurrence rates may be achieved. However, ESD is associated with deep submucosal dissection when compared to EMR. This may increase the risk of complications including stricture formation with subsequent radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy...
December 2, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211313/comparative-study-of-lung-and-extrapulmonary-poorly-differentiated-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-a-seer-database-analysis-of-162-983-cases
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Arvind Dasari, Kathan Mehta, Lauren A Byers, Halfdan Sorbye, James C Yao
BACKGROUND: Extrapulmonary neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) are poorly studied and are managed similar to lung NECs, which may not account for differences between the 2 groups of tumors as well as the heterogeneity within extrapulmonary NEC. METHODS: Data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program between 1973 and 2012 were used to estimate the relative percentages of lung NECs and subgroups of extrapulmonary NECs, epidemiological patterns at these sites, and the median and 5-year overall survival rates...
December 6, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210639/guanylate-cyclase-c-a-current-hot-target-from-physiology-to-pathology
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Jose Antonio Uranga, Marta Castro, Raquel Abalo
Guanylate cyclase C (GC-C) receptor is a transmembrane receptor, predominantly expressed in intestinal epithelial cells, that plays a main role in homeostasis and function of the digestive tract. The endogenous ligands for this receptor are the paracrine hormones uroguanylin and guanylin. The heat-stable enterotoxin, produced by enterotoxigenic bacteria, is also a natural ligand of this receptor. Upon ligand binding, GC-C receptors increase the second messenger cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) levels, regulating a variety of key cell-type specific processes such as chloride and bicarbonate secretion (which increases luminal fluid and intestinal motility), epithelial cell growth, regulation of intestinal barrier integrity and visceral sensitivity...
December 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209564/leukotriene-b4-receptor-1-mediated-host-response-shapes-gut-microbiota-and-controls-colon-tumor-progression
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Venkatakrishna R Jala, Paramahamsa Maturu, Sobha R Bodduluri, Elangovan Krishnan, Steven Mathis, Krishnaprasad Subbarao, Min Wang, Alfred B Jenson, Mary L Proctor, Eric C Rouchka, Rob Knight, Bodduluri Haribabu
Inflammation and infection are key promoters of colon cancer but the molecular interplay between these events is largely unknown. Mice deficient in leukotriene B4 receptor1 (BLT1) are protected in inflammatory disease models of arthritis, asthma and atherosclerosis. In this study, we show that BLT1-/- mice when bred onto a spontaneous tumor (ApcMin/+) model displayed an increase in the rate of intestinal tumor development and mortality. A paradoxical increase in inflammation in the tumors from the BLT1-/-ApcMin/+ mice is coincidental with defective host response to infection...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209524/heterogeneity-of-colon-cancer-from-bench-to-bedside
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REVIEW
Marco C Merlano, Cristina Granetto, Elena Fea, Vincenzo Ricci, Ornella Garrone
The large bowel shows biomolecular, anatomical and bacterial changes that proceed from the proximal to the distal tract. These changes account for the different behaviour of colon cancers arising from the diverse sides of the colon-rectum as well as for the sensitivity to the therapy, including immunotherapy. The gut microbiota plays an important role in the modulation of the immune response and differs between the right colon cancer and the left colorectal cancer. The qualitative and quantitative difference of the commensal bacteria between the right side and the left side induces epigenetic changes in the intestinal epithelial cells as well as in the resident immune population...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209314/probiotic-strain-lactobacillus-casei-bl23-prevents-colitis-associated-colorectal-cancer
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Elsa Jacouton, Florian Chain, Harry Sokol, Philippe Langella, Luis G Bermúdez-Humarán
The gut microbiota plays a major role in intestinal health, and an imbalance in its composition can lead to chronic gut inflammation and a predisposition to developing colorectal cancer (CRC). Currently, the use of probiotic bacteria represents an emerging alternative to treat and prevent cancer. Moreover, consumption of these beneficial bacteria may also favorably modulate the composition of the gut microbiota, which has been described in several studies to play an important role in CRC carcinogenesis. In this context, the aim of this study was to assess the protective effect of oral treatment with Lactobacillus casei BL23, a probiotic strain well known for its anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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