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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911861/pyruvate-kinase-m2-pkm2-expression-correlates-with-prognosis-in-solid-cancers-a-meta-analysis
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Haiyan Zhu, Hui Luo, Xuejie Zhu, Xiaoli Hu, Lihong Zheng, Xueqiong Zhu
Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) is the key enzyme in the Warburg effect and plays a central role in cancer cell metabolic reprogramming. Recently, quite a few studies have investigated the correlation between PKM2 expression and prognosis in multiple cancer patients, but results were inconsistent. We therefore performed a meta-analysis to explore the prognostic value of PKM2 expression in patients with solid cancer. Here twenty-seven individual studies from 25 publications with a total of 4796 cases were included to explore the association between PKM2 and overall survival (OS) or disease-free survival (DFS)/ progression-free survival (PFS)/ recurrent-free survival (RFS) in subjects with solid cancer...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909899/obesity-and-risk-of-cancer-an-introductory-overview
#2
Tobias Pischon, Katharina Nimptsch
The prevalence of obesity has increased substantially in the past in almost all countries of the world, and a further increase is expected for the future. Besides the well-established effects on type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, there is convincing evidence today that obesity also increases the risk of several types of cancer, including colorectal cancer, postmenopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer, renal cell carcinoma, esophageal adenocarcinoma, pancreatic cancer, and liver cancer. Obesity probably also increases the risk of ovarian cancer, advanced prostate cancer, gallbladder cancer, and gastric cardia cancer...
2016: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909644/primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-as-a-cause-of-biliary-obstruction
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Kyle Rowe, Jeet Mehta, Fredy Nehme, William Salyers
Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas (SCCP) is a rare neoplasm, given a lack of naturally occurring squamous cells within the pancreas, accounting for only 0.2% of all pancreatic cancers. The etiology is unknown. Symptomatology is non-specific and similar to other pancreatic neoplasms. No non-invasive testing can adequately rule in SCCP, and workup should proceed similarly to any pancreatic mass. Tissue sampling is required for diagnosis and guidance of further management, most commonly by endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspirate...
October 31, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905367/-celiac-trunk-resection-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-and-severe-pain-syndrome
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Yu I Patyutko, M G Abgaryan, N E Kudashkin, A G Kotel'nikov
AIM: To show the advisability, satisfactory tolerance and good analgesic effect of surgery for pancreatic ductal carcinoma with celiac trunk invasion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Distal subtotal pancreatectomy with resection of celiac trunk and common hepatic artery was made in 21 patients. RESULTS: Early postoperative complications after distal subtotal pancreatectomy with celiac trunk resection occurred in 10 (47.6%) patients. There was no postoperative mortality...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903970/ion-channels-in-control-of-pancreatic-stellate-cell-migration
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Hannah Storck, Benedikt Hild, Sandra Schimmelpfennig, Sarah Sargin, Nikolaj Nielsen, Angela Zaccagnino, Thomas Budde, Ivana Novak, Holger Kalthoff, Albrecht Schwab
Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) play a critical role in the progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Once activated, PSCs support proliferation and metastasis of carcinoma cells. PSCs even co-metastasise with carcinoma cells. This requires the ability of PSCs to migrate. In recent years, it has been established that almost all "hallmarks of cancer" such as proliferation or migration/invasion also rely on the expression and function of ion channels. So far, there is only very limited information about the function of ion channels in PSCs...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900001/expression-of-glucose-transporter-1-is-correlated-with-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-and-malignant-potential-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Minoru Fujino, Shinichi Aishima, Koji Shindo, Yasunori Oda, Katsuya Morimatsu, Kosuke Tsutsumi, Takao Otsuka, Masao Tanaka, Yoshinao Oda
The present study aimed to investigate the prognostic usefulness of the expression of glucose transporter type 1 (GLUT-1) and GLUT-2, hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) and insulin-like growth factor II messenger RNA-binding protein 3 (IMP3) in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs). Immunohistochemical staining for GLUT-1, GLUT-2, HIF-1α and IMP3 was performed in 70 pNET specimens. The expression of GLUT-1 and HIF-1α was significantly higher in the World Health Organization grade 2 (G2), neuroendocrine carcinoma cases and mixed-type pNETs compared with the G1 cases...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894759/pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-pediatric-and-adolescent-pancreatic-malignancy-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
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Erika B Lindholm, Abdulaziz K Alkattan, Sara J Abramson, Anita P Price, Todd E Heaton, Vinod P Balachandran, Michael P La Quaglia
PURPOSE: While pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) has been extensively studied in adults, there are few data pertaining specifically to pediatric patients. We retrospectively analyzed PD-associated morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. METHODS: Our analytic cohort included all consecutive patients ≤18years of age treated at our institution from 1993 to 2015 who underwent PD. Patient data (demographics, disease characteristics, surgical and adjuvant treatment, length of hospital stay, and postoperative course) were extracted from the medical records...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893776/diagnostic-value-and-interreader-agreement-of-the-pancreaticolienal-gap-in-pancreatic-cancer-on-mdct
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Khoschy Schawkat, Wolfgang Kühn, Daniel Inderbitzin, Beat Gloor, Johannes T Heverhagen, Val Murray Runge, Andreas Christe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the diagnostic value and measure interreader agreement of the pancreaticolienal gap (PLG) in the assessment of imaging features of pancreatic carcinoma (PC) on contrast-enhanced multi-detector computed tomography (CE-MDCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CE-MDCT studies in the portal venous phase were retrospectively reviewed for 66 patients with PC. The age- and gender-matched control group comprised 103 healthy individuals...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891175/multidetector-computer-tomography-in-the-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-assessment-an-update
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REVIEW
Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Mauro Piccirillo, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Granata, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
Ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, with only a minority of cases being resectable at the moment of their diagnosis. The accurate detection and characterization of pancreatic carcinoma is very important for patient management. Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has become the cross-sectional modality of choice in the diagnosis, staging, treatment planning, and follow-up of patients with pancreatic tumors. However, approximately 11% of ductal adenocarcinomas still remain undetected at MDCT because of the lack of attenuation gradient between the lesion and the adjacent pancreatic parenchyma...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890867/obesity-related-digestive-diseases-and-their-pathophysiology
#10
REVIEW
Su Youn Nam
Obesity is a growing medical and public health problem worldwide. Many digestive diseases are related to obesity. In this article, the current state of our knowledge of obesity-related digestive diseases, their pathogenesis, and the medical and metabolic consequences of weight reduction are discussed. Obesity-related digestive diseases include gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, colon polyp and cancer, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis C-related disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, gallstone, cholangiocarcinoma, and pancreatic cancer...
November 29, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885880/decreased-zinc-in-the-development-and-progression-of-malignancy-an-important-common-relationship-and-potential-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-carcinomas
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Leslie C Costello, Renty B Franklin
Efficacious chemotherapy does not exist for treatment or prevention of prostate, liver, and pancreatic carcinomas, and some other cancers that exhibit decreased zinc in malignancy. Zinc treatment offers a potential solution; but its support has been deterred by adverse bias. Areas covered: 1. The clinical and experimental evidence for the common ZIP transporter/Zn down regulation in these cancers. 2. The evidence for a zinc approach to prevent and/or treat these carcinomas. 3. The issues that introduce bias against support for the zinc approach...
November 25, 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884612/enucleation-a-treatment-alternative-for-branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms
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Joerg Kaiser, Stefan Fritz, Miriam Klauss, Frank Bergmann, Ulf Hinz, Oliver Strobel, Lutz Schneider, Markus W Büchler, Thilo Hackert
BACKGROUND: Small, asymptomatic, branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas are often kept under surveillance despite their malignant potential. The management of branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm is controversial with regard to indications and extent of any operative intervention. The present study aimed to evaluate enucleation as an alternative operative approach for branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms to exclude and prevent malignancy...
November 21, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881002/expression-of-orphan-gpr56-correlates-with-tumor-progression-in-human-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Z Liu, Z Huang, W Yang, Z Li, S Xing, H Li, B Hu, P Li
G protein-coupled receptor 56 (GPR56) has been demonstrated to be a significant prognostic predictor in several types of malignances, including melanoma, glioblastoma, breast cancer, colon cancer, and pancreatic cancer. GPR56 has a putative mucin-like extracellular domain, indicating functions for this receptor in the cell-cell interactions and triggering different downstream signaling pathways responsible for regulating cell survival, proliferation, adhesion, and migration. But the expression and clinical significance of GPR56 has not been elucidated in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC)...
November 24, 2016: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879141/-complete-mesocolic-excision-during-right-hemicolectomy
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V Procházka, A Zetelová, T Grolich, L Frola, Z Kala
INTRODUCTION: Complete mesocolic excision (CME) ensures the removal of all sentinel and regional lymph nodes during colon cancer surgery. For right-sided hemicolectomy it is essential to dissect the wall of vena mesenterica superior, which increases the risk of injuring surrounding organs. So far, no randomized studies comparing long-term oncological results of standard right hemicolectomy and hemicolectomy with CME have been published. METHOD: 83 patients operated for colon carcinoma in 2014 and 2015 were included in this study, all of them undergoing right-sided hemicolectomy using laparotomy access...
2016: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878355/survival-impact-of-neoadjuvant-gemcitabine-plus-s-1-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-carcinoma-with-arterial-contact
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Yoshiaki Murakami, Kenichiro Uemura, Takeshi Sudo, Yasushi Hashimoto, Naru Kondo, Naoya Nakagawa, Shinya Takahashi, Taijiro Sueda
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of neoadjuvant gemcitabine plus S-1 (GS) chemotherapy as measured by overall survival for patients with pancreatic carcinoma with arterial contact. METHODS: Medical records of 77 patients with pancreatic carcinoma with arterial contact who intended to undergo tumor resection were analyzed retrospectively. These patients were divided into two groups: patients who underwent upfront surgery and patients who underwent tumor resection after neoadjuvant GS chemotherapy...
November 22, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877219/an-overview-of-genetic-changes-and-risk-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Agnieszka K Sarnecka, Malgorzata Zagozda, Marek Durlik
The pancreatic carcinoma is a leading cause of death in cancer carriers worldwide. The early diagnostic is difficult due to late stage during diagnosis, lack of characteristic symptoms and also multifactor basis. In cancer development take part both, environmental and genetic factors, alone or in conjunction with each other. The nonspecific biomarkers of cancers are a reason for the search for more accurate factors which allow for fast and personalized diagnostics. Some of cancers have identified molecular (metabolic, biochemical or genetic) markers but in most cases the only clue is patient`s interview and abnormal levels of organ functions markers...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876704/pancreatic-carcinoma-specific-immunotherapy-using-novel-tumor-specific-cytotoxic-t-cells
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Jianjun Lei, Zheng Wu, Zhengdong Jiang, Jiahui Li, Liang Zong, Xin Chen, Wanxing Duan, Qinhong Xu, Lun Zhang, Liang Han, Qingyong Ma, Zheng Wang, Dong Zhang
Pancreatic cancer represents one of the most lethal human cancers. Investigation of the effective targeting to the tumor cells is essential for both primary tumors and metastases. Tumor specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) have recently been considered to be the attractive vehicles for delivering therapeutic agents toward various tumor diseases. This study was to explore the distribution pattern of CTL carrying the lentiviral vectors with the characteristic of adenoviral E1 gene under the control of the cell activation-dependent CD40 ligand promoter (Lenti/hCD40L/E1AB)...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875639/long-term-follow-up-of-small-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#18
Sirachat Vidhyarkorn, Surachate Siripongsakun, Jennifer Yu, James Sayre, Vatche M Agopian, Francisco Durazo, David S Lu
BACKGROUND: Incidental small pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) are often found on pre-operative imaging in patients undergoing orthotropic liver transplantation (OLT).While these are considered benign or of low malignant potential, the influence of immunosuppression after OLT may be of concern. The aim of this study was to observe the long term outcome of these small pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) in post OLT patients. METHODS: An institutional OLT database of 1,778 consecutive OLT patients from January 2000 to December 2010 was analyzed...
November 22, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872140/primary-cilia-are-increased-in-number-and-demonstrate-structural-abnormalities-in-human-cancer
#19
Binnaz Yasar, Kim Linton, Christian Slater, Richard Byers
AIMS: Primary cilia play an important role in the regulation of cell signalling pathways and are thought to have a role in cancer but have seldom been studied in human cancer samples. METHODS: Primary cilia were visualised by dual immunofluorescence for anti-CROCC (ciliary rootlet coiled-coil) and anti-tubulin in a range of human cancers (including carcinomas of stomach, pancreas, prostate, lung and colon, lobular and ductal breast cancers and follicular lymphoma) and in matched normal tissue (stomach, pancreas, lung, large and small intestines, breast and reactive lymph nodes) samples using a tissue microarray; their frequency, association with proliferation, was measured by Ki-67 staining and their structure was analysed...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869803/genome-wide-crispr-screens-reveal-a-wnt-fzd5-signaling-circuit-as-a-druggable-vulnerability-of-rnf43-mutant-pancreatic-tumors
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Zachary Steinhart, Zvezdan Pavlovic, Megha Chandrashekhar, Traver Hart, Xiaowei Wang, Xiaoyu Zhang, Mélanie Robitaille, Kevin R Brown, Sridevi Jaksani, René Overmeer, Sylvia F Boj, Jarrett Adams, James Pan, Hans Clevers, Sachdev Sidhu, Jason Moffat, Stéphane Angers
Forward genetic screens with CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing enable high-resolution detection of genetic vulnerabilities in cancer cells. We conducted genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screens in RNF43-mutant pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells, which rely on Wnt signaling for proliferation. Through these screens, we discovered a unique requirement for a Wnt signaling circuit: engaging FZD5, one of the ten Frizzled receptors encoded in the human genome. Our results uncover an underappreciated level of context-dependent specificity at the Wnt receptor level...
November 21, 2016: Nature Medicine
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