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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545537/efficacy-of-prophylactic-splenectomy-for-proximal-advanced-gastric-cancer-invading-greater-curvature
#1
Yu Ohkura, Shusuke Haruta, Junichi Shindoh, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Masaki Ueno, Harushi Udagawa
BACKGROUND: For proximal gastric cancer invading the greater curvature, concomitant splenectomy is frequently performed to secure the clearance of lymph node metastases. However, prognostic impact of prophylactic splenectomy remains unclear. The aim of this study was to clarify the oncological significance of prophylactic splenectomy for advanced proximal gastric cancer invading the greater curvature. METHODS: Retrospective review of 108 patients who underwent total or subtotal gastrectomy for advanced proximal gastric cancer involving the greater curvature was performed...
May 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540429/identification-of-markers-for-quiescent-pancreatic-stellate-cells-in-the-normal-human-pancreas
#2
Michael Friberg Bruun Nielsen, Michael Bau Mortensen, Sönke Detlefsen
Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) play a central role as source of fibrogenic cells in pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis. In contrast to quiescent hepatic stellate cells (qHSCs), a specific marker for quiescent PSCs (qPSCs) that can be used in formalin-fixed and paraffin embedded (FFPE) normal human pancreatic tissue has not been identified. The aim of this study was to identify a marker enabling the identification of qPSCs in normal human FFPE pancreatic tissue. Immunohistochemical (IHC), double-IHC, immunofluorescence (IF) and double-IF analyses were carried out using a tissue microarray consisting of cores with normal human pancreatic tissue...
May 25, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536860/line-1-methylation-level-and-prognosis-in-pancreas-cancer-pyrosequencing-technology-and-literature-review
#3
Kensuke Yamamura, Keisuke Kosumi, Yoshifumi Baba, Kazuto Harada, Feng Gao, Xiaobo Zhang, Lei Zhou, Yuki Kitano, Kota Arima, Takayoshi Kaida, Hideaki Takeyama, Takaaki Higashi, Katsunori Imai, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Xiaodong Tan, Hideo Baba
PURPOSE: Global DNA hypomethylation plays an important role in genomic instability and carcinogenesis. The long interspersed nucleotide element-1 (LINE-1) methylation level is a good surrogate marker of the global DNA methylation level. Previously, we demonstrated a strong relationship between LINE-1 hypomethylation and poor prognosis in certain cancers. However, the relationship between the LINE-1 methylation level and the clinical outcome of pancreatic cancer (PC) remains unclear. METHODS: We used a pyrosequencing assay to measure LINE-1 methylation levels in 126 samples of resected PC and evaluated the prognostic value of the LINE-1 methylation level...
May 23, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534824/isorhynchophylline-a-potent-plant-alkaloid-induces-apoptotic-and-anti-metastatic-effects-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-the-modulation-of-diverse-cell-signaling-cascades
#4
Hanwool Lee, Seung Ho Baek, Jong Hyun Lee, Chulwon Kim, Jeong-Hyeon Ko, Seok-Geun Lee, Arunachalam Chinnathambi, Sulaiman Ali Alharbi, Woong Mo Yang, Jae-Young Um, Gautam Sethi, Kwang Seok Ahn
Isorhynchophylline (Rhy) is an active pharmacological component of Uncaria rhynchophylla that has been reported previously to exert significant antihypertensive and neuroprotective effects. However, very little is known about its potential anti-cancer activities. This study was carried out to evaluate the anticancer effects of Rhy against various human carcinoma cell lines. We found that Rhy exhibited substantial cytotoxic effect against human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells when compared with other human carcinoma cell lines including those of lung, pancreas, prostate, head and neck, breast, multiple myeloma, brain and renal cell carcinoma...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529742/intraductal-tubulopapillary-neoplasm-accompanied-by-invasive-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Li Niu, Zhigao Xu, Huan Liu, Hong Cao, Guifang Yang
Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasms (ITPNs) are rare pancreatic neoplasms accounting for ~0.4% of pancreatic tumors. However, their clinicopathological characteristics have not been clearly determined and the number of available clinical studies on this type of tumor is limited at present. Due to the rare incidence of ITPN, diagnosis is often delayed. We herein present a unique case of a 38-year-old man who was diagnosed with ITPN accompanied with invasive carcinoma of the pancreas and underwent total pancreatectomy...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529740/copy-number-variation-and-protein-expression-of-dot1l-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-as-a-potential-drug-target
#6
Heike Loeser, Dirk Waldschmidt, Fabian Kuetting, Carina Heydt, Thomas Zander, Patrick Plum, Hakan Alakus, Reinhard Buettner, Alexander Quaas
Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas has a poor prognosis. At present, no relevant personalized targets have been identified. Sequencing studies have implicated gene alterations of disruptor of telomeric silencing 1 like histone lysine methyltransferase (DOT1L) in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. DOT1L is part of the histone modification system and catalyzes methylation of H3K79, which is crucial in cell signaling and DNA damage repair. DOT1L is considered to be a target of therapy in mixed lineage leukemia gene-deficient leukemia cases and a potential target in breast carcinoma...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527393/a-combination-of-platelet-features-allows-detection-of-early-stage-cancer
#7
Siamack Sabrkhany, Marijke J E Kuijpers, Sander M J van Kuijk, Linda Sanders, Sharo Pineda, Steven W M Olde Damink, Anne-Marie C Dingemans, Arjan W Griffioen, Mirjam G A Oude Egbrink
BACKGROUND: Detection of early-stage cancer significantly improves patient survival. As platelets play an important role in cancer progression, we aimed to investigate whether platelets can be used for the discovery of early-stage cancer. METHODS: Patients with lung (n = 86) or head of pancreas (n = 42) cancer were included, as were healthy sex- and age-matched controls (n = 92). Blood was collected before initiation of treatment. Platelet count, volume and activation status were quantified in whole blood...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527194/biodistribution-and-excretion-of-colloidal-gold-nanoparticles-after-intravenous-injection-effects-of-particle-size
#8
Issei Takeuchi, Sho Nobata, Naoto Oiri, Keishiro Tomoda, Kimiko Makino
BACKGROUND: Inorganic gold nanoparticles (NPs) have a huge potential in targeted drug delivery. Simple preparation and surface modification procedure with their special physicochemical properties of gold NPs attract their use such as tumor targeting and the detection of cancerous cell. OBJECTIVE: Various studies were reported, however, details of biodistribution profile of gold NPs were not enough evaluated. We have studied biodistribution profile of gold NPs having various particle sizes (20, 50 and 100 nm)...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523582/first-in-human-radiation-dosimetry-of-68-ga-nodaga-rgdyk
#9
Silvano Gnesin, Periklis Mitsakis, Francesco Cicone, Emmanuel Deshayes, Vincent Dunet, Augusto F Gallino, Marek Kosinski, Sébastien Baechler, Franz Buchegger, David Viertl, John O Prior
BACKGROUND: Integrin-targeting radiopharmaceuticals have potential broad applications, spanning from cancer theranostics to cardiovascular diseases. We have previously reported preclinical dosimetry results of (68)Ga-NODAGA-RGDyK in mice. This study presents the first human dosimetry of (68)Ga-NODAGA-RGDyK in the five consecutive patients included in a clinical imaging protocol of carotid atherosclerotic plaques. Five male patients underwent whole-body time-of-flight (TOF) PET/CT scans 10, 60 and 120 min after tracer injection (200 MBq)...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521407/clinicopathological-implications-of-nqo1-overexpression-in-the-prognosis-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#10
Meiying Ji, Aihua Jin, Jie Sun, Xuelian Cui, Yang Yang, Liyan Chen, Zhenhua Lin
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate: quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) protects cells from oxidative damage. NQO1 has been reported to be upregulated in numerous solid tumors, suggesting a role in carcinogenesis and tumor progression. The present study attempted to investigate the clinical prognostic significance of NQO1 overexpression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). A total of 181 tissue specimens were studied, including 126 PDAC and 55 normal pancreas specimens, which were selected for immunohistochemical staining of NQO1 protein...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516004/endoscopic-ultrasound-reaching-where-others-can-t
#11
Fady G Haddad, Magda Daoud, Ying Liu, Sherif Andrawes
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has been increasingly used for the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer. It has recently become the modality of choice in assessing pancreatic lesions overcoming other traditional modalities. Typically lesions located at the tail of the pancreas are best accessed through the stomach. We present a patient with pancreatic tail mass occurring in the setting of a large hiatal hernia, intrathoracic stomach, and severe lumbar levoscoliosis. Due to altered anatomy and extensive vascular connections of the mass, any surgical or radiological intervention was considered high risk for the patient...
April 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508950/malignancy-as-a-comorbidity-in-rheumatic-diseases-a-retrospective-hospital-based-study
#12
Hai-Long Wang, Yong-Ming Zhou, Guang-Zhao Zhu, Zhu Yang, Bao-Jin Hua
Patients with Rheumatic diseases (RDs) are at an increased risk of malignancies compared with the general population. The aim of this study was to examine the relative frequency of several cancers in a single homogeneous cohort of patients with different RDs. Patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Sjögren's syndrome (SS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis (SSc), dermatomyositis (DM), or polymyositis were included. Out of 3982 adult residents admitted to the division of rheumatology, 61 malignancies were observed...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504695/epigenetic-pathway-inhibitors-represent-potential-drugs-for-treating-pancreatic-and-bronchial-neuroendocrine-tumors
#13
K E Lines, M Stevenson, P Filippakopoulos, S Müller, H E Lockstone, B Wright, S Grozinsky-Glasberg, A B Grossman, S Knapp, D Buck, C Bountra, R V Thakker
Cancer is associated with alterations in epigenetic mechanisms such as histone modifications and methylation of DNA, and inhibitors targeting epigenetic mechanisms represent a novel class of anti-cancer drugs. Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the pancreas (PNETs) and bronchus (BNETs), which may have 5-year survivals of <50% and as low as 5%, respectively, represent targets for such drugs, as >40% of PNETs and ~35% of BNETs have mutations of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) gene, which encodes menin that modifies histones by interacting with histone methyltransferases...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502930/branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-involving-type-1-localized-autoimmune-pancreatitis-with-normal-serum-igg4-levels-successfully-diagnosed-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-and-treated-without-pancreatic
#14
Shinsuke Koshita, Yutaka Noda, Kei Ito, Yoshihide Kanno, Takahisa Ogawa, Kaori Masu, Yoshiharu Masaki, Hiroaki Kusunose, Toshitaka Sakai, Toji Murabayashi, Sho Hasegawa, Fumisato Kozakai, Jun Horaguchi, Takashi Sawai
We herein report a 68-year-old man with branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (BD-IPMNs) involving type 1 localized autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) with normal serum IgG4 levels. Although he was referred to our medical center due to suspicion of pancreatic cancer concomitant with BD-IPMNs, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) revealed a mass suspected of being pancreatic cancer to be type 1 AIP. Steroid administration notably reduced the mass. Although the clinical diagnosis of pancreatic masses in patients with IPMN can be occasionally challenging, performing a pathological examination by EUS-FNA may prevent unnecessary pancreatic surgery in cases of possible AIP...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499941/mtus1-a-gene-encoding-angiotensin-ii-type-2-at2-receptor-interacting-proteins-in-health-and-disease-with-special-emphasis-on-its-role-in-carcinogenesis
#15
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Ibrahim Bozgeyik, Onder Yumrutas, Esra Bozgeyik
Loss of tumor suppressor activity is a frequent event in the formation and progression of tumors and has been listed as an important hallmark of cancers. Microtubule-Associated Scaffold Protein 1 (MTUS1) is a candidate tumor suppressor gene which is reported to be frequently down-regulated in a variety of human cancers including pancreas, colon, bladder, head-and-neck, ovarian, breast cancers, gastric, lung cancers. It is also reported to be implicated in several types of pathologies such as cardiac hypertrophy, atherosclerosis, and SLE-like lymphoproliferative diseases...
May 9, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499439/the-role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-and-its-crosstalk-with-rac1-rac1b-signaling-in-breast-and-pancreas-carcinoma
#16
REVIEW
Catharina Melzer, Ralf Hass, Juliane von der Ohe, Hendrik Lehnert, Hendrik Ungefroren
This article focusses on the role of TGF-β and its signaling crosstalk with the RHO family GTPases RAC1 and RAC1b in the progression of breast and pancreatic carcinoma. The aggressive nature of these tumor types is mainly due to metastatic dissemination. Metastasis is facilitated by desmoplasia, a peculiar tumor microenvironment and the ability of the tumor cells to undergo epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and to adopt a motile and invasive phenotype. These processes are controlled entirely or in part by TGF-β and the small RHO GTPase RAC1 with both proteins acting as tumor promoters in late-stage cancers...
May 12, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498800/locally-applied-5-fluorouracil-loaded-slow-release-patch-prevents-pancreatic-cancer-growth-in-an-orthotopic-mouse-model
#17
In Kyong Shim, Hye-Jin Yi, Hee-Gyeong Yi, Chan Mi Lee, Yu Na Lee, Yeong-Jin Choi, Seong-Yun Jeong, Eunsung Jun, Robert M Hoffman, Dong-Woo Cho, Song Cheol Kim
To obtain improved efficacy against pancreatic cancer, we investigated the efficacy and safety of a locally-applied 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-loaded polymeric patch on pancreatic tumors in an orthotopic nude-mouse model. The 5-FU-releasing polymeric patch was produced by 3D printing. After application of the patch, it released the drug slowly for 4 weeks, and suppressed BxPC-3 pancreas cancer growth. Luciferase imaging of BxPC3-Luc cells implanted in the pancreas was performed longitudinally. The drug patch delivered a 30...
April 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493288/outcomes-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-versus-conventionally-fractionated-radiation
#18
Jim Zhong, Kirtesh Patel, Jeffrey Switchenko, Richard J Cassidy, William A Hall, Theresa Gillespie, Pretesh R Patel, David Kooby, Jerome Landry
BACKGROUND: As systemic therapy has improved for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC), efforts to improve local control with optimal radiotherapy may be critical. Although conventionally fractionated radiation therapy (CFRT) has more recently shown a limited role in LAPC, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is an emerging approach with promising results. With no studies to date comparing SBRT with CFRT for LAPC, this study used the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to evaluate these 2 modalities...
May 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489536/dual-frequency-piezoelectric-endoscopic-transducer-for-imaging-vascular-invasion-in-pancreatic-cancer
#19
Brooks D Lindsey, Jinwook Kim, Paul A Dayton, Xiaoning Jiang
Cancers of the pancreas have the poorest prognosis among all cancers, as many tumors are not detected until surgery is no longer a viable option. Surgical viability is typically determined via endoscopic ultrasound imaging. However, many patients who may be eligible for resection are not offered surgery due to diagnostic challenges in determining vascular or lymphatic invasion. In this article, we describe the development of a dual-frequency piezoelectric transducer for rotational endoscopic imaging designed to transmit at 4 MHz and receive at 20 MHz in order to image microbubble-specific superharmonic signals...
May 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489168/angiolymphatic-invasion-as-a-prognostic-fator-in-resected-n0-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#20
Ricardo Vitor Silva de Almeida, Adhemar Monteiro Pacheco-Jr, Rodrigo Altenfelder Silva, André de Moricz, Tércio de Campos
Background: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma remains one of the worst digestive cancers. Surgical resection is the main target when treating a patient with curative intent. Aim: To assess angiolymphatic invasion as a prognostic factor in resected pN0 pancreatic cancer. Methods: Thirty-eight patients were submitted to pancreatoduodenectomy due to head pancreatic cancer. Tumor size, margins, lymph nodes, pTNM staging, angiolymphatic and perineural invasion were described in the pathologists' reports...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
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