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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156578/pancreatic-cancer-molecular-characterization-clonal-evolution-and-cancer-stem-cells
#1
REVIEW
Elvira Pelosi, Germana Castelli, Ugo Testa
Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death and is the most lethal of common malignancies with a five-year survival rate of <10%. PDAC arises from different types of non-invasive precursor lesions: intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, mucinous cystic neoplasms and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia. The genetic landscape of PDAC is characterized by the presence of four frequently-mutated genes: KRAS, CDKN2A, TP53 and SMAD4. The development of mouse models of PDAC has greatly contributed to the understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms through which driver genes contribute to pancreatic cancer development...
November 18, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140882/extravascular-migratory-metastasis-pericytic-mimicry-in-sarcomatoid-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-a-report-of-2-cases
#2
M H Eleanor Koay, Colin J R Stewart
Extravascular migratory metastasis (EVMM), also known as pericytic mimicry or angiotropism, is a mechanism of angiocentric tumor spread that has been investigated mainly in cutaneous malignant melanoma where it has been associated with an increased risk of metastasis. In EVMM, the tumor cells spread along the external (ablumenal) aspect of vessels without breaching the endothelium, a process that is therefore distinct from the more widely recognized intraluminal invasion. Although EVMM has also been reported in a limited range of other tumor types, to our knowledge it has not been described in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103773/kras-mutation-and-immunohistochemical-profile-in-intraductal-papillary-neoplasm-of-the-intrahepatic-bile-ducts
#3
Zhi-Hong Xian, Chun Qin, Wen-Ming Cong
Intraductal papillary neoplasm of bile duct (IPNB) is characterized by a spectrum of diseases ranging from low-grade intraepithelial neoplasia to invasive carcinoma. In the present study, we aimed to investigate immunophenotypic features and KRAS mutations in relation to pathological subtypes and grades in Chinese patients with IPNBs. A total of 46 patients with IPNBs and 11 invasive adenocarcinomas arising in IPNBs (invasive IPNBs) were enrolled and clinicopathological data were analyzed. It was found that CK7 was expressed in 42 of the 46 neoplastic lesions...
October 18, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079172/akr1b10-expression-by-immunohistochemistry-in-surgical-resections-and-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-material-in-patients-with-cystic-pancreatic-lesions-potential-for-improved-non-operative-diagnosis
#4
Joseph P Connor, Karla Esbona, Kristina A Matkowskyj
Cystic pancreatic tumors account for 10% of cystic lesions in the pancreas. Evaluation focuses on identifying lesions that require surgical resection due to actual or potential malignancy. Cystic tumors with malignant potential include mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN), intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), and cystic neuroendocrine tumors. The sensitivity of endoscopic fine-needle aspiration (FNA) to diagnose such lesions is low and a more accurate marker of malignant potential is needed. Aldo-keto reductase 1B10 (AKR1B10) was originally found in human hepatocellular carcinoma...
October 24, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062555/synoptic-versus-narrative-reporting-of-prostate-biopsies-at-a-tertiary-healthcare-institution-challenges-successes-and-expectations
#5
Nnamdi O Orah, Charles C Anunobi, Rufus W Ojewola
OBJECTIVES: Cancer pathology reports are expected to contain all information required for patient management and disease surveillance. Moreover, reports for patients with prostate cancer have become increasingly complex with the addition of more pathological details. This study aimed to compare narrative and synoptic prostate cancer reports for core needle biopsies received at a tertiary hospital in Nigeria in order to determine which form was most complete according to international standards...
August 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024476/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-cystic-lesions-of-the-transplant-pancreas-the-university-of-wisconsin-experience
#6
Talal M Al-Qaoud, Eric J Martinez, Hans W Sollinger, Dixon B Kaufman, Robert R Redfield, Bridget Welch, Glen Leverson, Jon S Odorico
Literature on the behavior of cystic lesions in pancreas transplants is scarce, and hence a better understanding is warranted. Data on recipients and their respective donors that underwent simultaneous kidney and pancreas, pancreas transplant alone, and pancreas after kidney between 1994-2015 were reviewed (n=1185). Cystic lesions of the transplant pancreas developed in 22 patients (1.8%): 12 pseudocysts, 2 cysts/remnants, 4 intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN), 2 adenocarcinomas, 1 low grade intraepithelial pancreatic neoplasia, and 1 case of polycystic kidney disease...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021473/oncocytic-type-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-with-unusually-low-mucin-production-mimicking-intraductal-tubulopapillary-neoplasm-a-report-of-a-case-diagnosed-by-a-preoperative-endoscopic-biopsy
#7
Yukinari Yoshida, Takao Endo, Eiichi Tanaka, Takefumi Kikuchi, Kimishige Akino, Hiroaki Mita, Yasuyo Adachi, Masahiro Nakamura, Yasushi Adachi, Yoshifumi Ishii, Joe Matsumoto, Satoshi Hirano, Takeo Nitta, Tomoko Mitsuhashi, Yasuo Kato
We herein report the case of a 78-year-old woman with an intraductal tumor with scant mucin production in a moderately dilated main pancreatic duct that resembled an intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) on imaging. An endoscopic transpapillary forceps biopsy enabled an accurate preoperative diagnosis of the tumor as an oncocytic type intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas microscopically showing papillary growth consisting of oncocytic cells with a typical mucin expression profile, although with few intraepithelial lumina containing mucin...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942300/annular-stenotic-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-cattle-exposed-naturally-to-bracken-fern-pteridium-arachnoideum
#8
T C Faccin, E K Masuda, J V M Piazer, S M P Melo, G D Kommers
Oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) may be observed as exophytic masses or ulcerative or infiltrative endophytic neoplasms. However, in cattle, there is also an uncommon gross presentation as an annular stenotic thickening of the oesophageal wall. Thirteen cases of annular stenotic oesophageal SCC in cattle grazing in bracken fern (Pteridium arachnoideum) areas are reported. The lesions consisted of endophytic masses, focally extensive, firm and circumferential (annular) in the oesophageal wall. Pronounced wrinkling of the mucosa, with retracted uneven areas and subsequent luminal narrowing (stenosis), was observed in all cases...
August 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942226/intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-associated-with-neuroendocrine-tumor-a-case-report
#9
M Boge, B Gurses, M Vural, S Yilmaz, S Goksel, O Bilge
INTRODUCTION: Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm is an uncommon cystic tumor of pancreas that can be associated with ductal adenocarcinoma. Coexistence of pancreatic IPMN and neuroendocrine tumor is very rare. Here, we report the imaging features of mixed type intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia of the pancreas with high grade dysplasia together with neuroendocrine carcinoma and perform review of the literature. PRESENTATION: A 68-year old patient has been evaluated for possible IPMN that was suspected during ultrasound...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938608/use-of-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-with-a-fluorescently-labeled-fatty-acid-to-diagnose-colorectal-neoplasms
#10
Feihong Deng, Yuan Fang, Zhiyong Shen, Wei Gong, Tao Liu, Jing Wen, Wanling Zhang, Xianjun Zhu, Hui Zhong, Tong Wang, Fachao Zhi, Biao Nie
Endoscopic treatment for early colorectal cancer closely correlates with patient prognosis. However, endoscopic differentiation between carcinomas and non-neoplastic lesions remains difficult. Here, we topically stained colorectal neoplasms with a fatty acid analogue (BODIPY-FA) and quantified the fluorescent signals using confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) and fluorescence microscopy. We also analyzed protein expression in colorectal cancer tissues. We found that expression of fatty acid synthase was elevated, while the expression of fatty acid transporters was reduced in colorectal cancer...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887080/a-rare-case-of-metastatic-extramammary-paget-disease-of-the-spine-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
A Karim Ahmed, C Rory Goodwin, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Doreen Nguyen, Daniel M Sciubba
Extramammary Paget disease is an intraepithelial neoplasm affecting cells rich in apocrine glands-often located in the vulvar, scrotal, or perianal region. It typically affects older patients, between the ages of 50 and 80years old, and is most often limited to the epidermis. A 47-year-old Asian male first presented with enlargement of the right inguinal lymph node. A subsequent biopsy revealed extrammamary Paget disease of the scrotum. The patient eventually developed significant worsening back pain with bilateral lower extremity numbness and weakness three months later...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870901/nicotinamide-phosphoribosyl-transferase-a-reliable-marker-of-progression-in-cervical-dysplasia
#12
Moiz Vora, Lubna A Alattia, Junaid Ansari, Menchu Ong, James Cotelingam, Domenico Coppola, Rodney Shackelford
BACKGROUND/AIM: Nicotinamide phosphoribosyl transferase (Nampt) catalyses the rate-limiting step of the mammalian nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) salvage pathway. Nampt is highly expressed in several epithelial and mesenchymal neoplasms, where is promotes cell-cycle progression ans chemotherapy resistance. To our knowledge, alterations in Nampt expression have not been examined in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed immunohistochemical analysis for Nampt using tissue microarrays on 14 samples of benign cervical squamous epithelium and 15 CIN I, 15 CIN II, and 13 samples of CIN III...
September 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840303/pancreatic-cancer-screening
#13
Chris M Lindquist, Frank H Miller, Nancy A Hammond, Paul Nikolaidis
PURPOSE: This article reviews the current evidence surrounding pancreatic cancer screening. The current targets of screening include identification of early pancreatic cancer, as well as the two most important precursor lesions; intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm and high grade pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia. Given the relatively low incidence of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in the general population, patients with elevated risk based on family history or an underlying genetic syndrome are felt to be the most appropriate patients to undergo screening...
August 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831506/-cystic-pancreatic-tumors-diagnostics-and-new-biomarkers
#14
REVIEW
A W Berger, T Seufferlein, A Kleger
Mortality due to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) will increase in the near future. The only curative treatment for PDAC is radical resection; however, even small carcinomas exhibit micrometastases leading to early relapse. Accordingly, detection of premalignant precursor lesions is important. In essence, PDAC develops from three precursor lesions: pancreatic intraepithelial lesions (PanIN), intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasia (IPMN) and mucinous-cystic neoplasia (MCN). Together with serous cystic neoplasia (SCN) and solid pseudopapillary neoplasia (SPN), these cystic lesions constitute the most common cystic neoplasms in the pancreas...
November 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819773/tlr9-gene-polymorphism-1486t-c-rs187084-is-associated-with-uterine-cervical-neoplasm-in-mexican-female-population
#15
Cecilia Martínez-Campos, Margarita Bahena-Román, Kirvis Torres-Poveda, Ana I Burguete-García, Vicente Madrid-Marina
PURPOSE: The aim of this work was to evaluate the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in TLR9 (-1486 T/C [rs187084], -1237T/C [rs5743836] and G2848A [rs352140]) with HPV infection, squamous intraepithelial lesions, and uterine cervical neoplasm in a Mexican population. Additionally, the peripheral expression of TLR9 was evaluated to evaluate the differences in the TLR9 expression associated with every genotype in the locus -1486 of the TLR9 gene. The serum concentration of TLR9 was evaluated in a randomly selected subsample...
December 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794895/-smartscopy-as-an-alternative-device-for-cervical-cancer-screening-a-pilot-study
#16
Yusuke Tanaka, Yutaka Ueda, Akiko Okazawa, Mamoru Kakuda, Shinya Matsuzaki, Eiji Kobayashi, Kiyoshi Yoshino, Tadashi Kimura
The use of smartphones, mobile networks and associated health applications (known as apps) is now almost universal. Countries with low medical resources need assistance in their delivery of healthcare. This is particularly true where there are limited numbers of specialised physicians or nurses with respect to cancer screening. As smartphones become more universal, real-time and near-real-time expert medical consultations and telediagnosis are becoming more common. This leads us to believe that there will soon be a demand for mobile cancer screening services, which will be particularly useful for women living in rural areas or doctor-less inner city communities...
April 2017: BMJ Innovations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767389/use-of-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-with-a-fluorescently-labeled-fatty-acid-to-diagnose-colorectal-neoplasms
#17
Feihong Deng, Yuan Fang, Zhiyong Shen, Wei Gong, Tao Liu, Jing Wen, Wanling Zhang, Xianjun Zhu, Hui Zhong, Tong Wang, Fachao Zhi, Biao Nie
Endoscopic treatment for early colorectal cancer closely correlates with patient prognosis. However, endoscopic differentiation between carcinomas and non-neoplastic lesions remains difficult. Here, we topically stained colorectal neoplasms with a fatty acid analogue (BODIPY-FA) and quantified the fluorescent signals using confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) and fluorescence microscopy. We also analyzed protein expression in colorectal cancer tissues. We found that expression of fatty acid synthase was elevated, while the expression of fatty acid transporters was reduced in colorectal cancer...
July 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708785/y-box-binding-protein-1-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-invasion-and-metastasis-of-cervical-cancer-via-enhancing-the-expressions-of-snail
#18
Tianyun Pang, Min Li, Ye Zhang, Weiwei Yong, Haixian Kang, Yunhong Yao, Xinrong Hu
OBJECTIVE: Y box-binding protein 1 (YB-1) is a potent oncogenic protein. How it regulates Snail in most tumors including cervical cancer is unknown. This article is to study if YB-1 plays a role in cervical cancer via regulating the expression of Snail. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining of YB-1, Snail, and E-cadherin (E-cad) was performed on tissue specimens including 35 cases of chronic cervicitis (as a control), 35 cases of cervical intraepithelial neoplasm (CIN) I, 35 cases of CIN II/III, 28 cases of unmetastatic cervical squamous cell carcinoma, and 19 cases of metastatic cervical squamous cell carcinoma...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705040/minimal-limited-pseudohyperplastic-prostatic-adenocarcinoma-in-needle-prostatic-biopsy
#19
Julian Arista-Nasr, Braulio Martinez-Benitez, Alejandra Mijangos-Trejo, Leticia Bornstein-Quevedo, Jorge Albores-Saavedra
BACKGROUND: Study of minimum adenocarcinoma has been done almost exclusively on conventional acinar adenocarcinoma. Pseudohyperplastic adenocarcinoma can be confused with benign lesions because of its well-differentiated appearance and has not been studied when the biopsy shows few malignant glands (limited carcinoma). METHODS: We reviewed 94 pseudohyperplastic adenocarcinomas diagnosed in prostatic biopsies for a period of 12 years and selected those measuring less than 1 mm or involving less than 5% of the biopsied tissue...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698863/evaluation-of-the-expression-of-the-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-protein-family-and-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-in-patients-with-advanced-colorectal-adenoma
#20
Joon Young Choi, Hyuk Yoon, Gyeongjae Na, Yoon Jin Choi, Cheol Min Shin, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim, Dong Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that the expression of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family increases in patients with colon cancer. We evaluated the expression of the IAP family and human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) in normal colon mucosa from patients with advanced colorectal adenoma and investigated their features according to characteristics of advanced colorectal adenoma. METHODS: While resections of polyps were performed in patients (n = 80) diagnosed with advanced colorectal adenoma or carcinoma in situ, additional normal tissues were obtained from the sigmoid colon...
June 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
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