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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110330/prognostic-advantage-of-docetaxel-cisplatin-5-fluorouracil-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-clinical-stage-ii-iii-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-due-to-excellent-control-of-preoperative-disease-and-postoperative-lymph-node-recurrence
#1
Keishi Yamashita, Kei Hosoda, Hiromitsu Moriya, Chikatoshi Katada, Mitsuhiro Sugawara, Hiroaki Mieno, Shoko Komori, Natsuya Katada, Masahiko Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) has become prevalent in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), but its long-term prognostic advantages remain unclear. The latest prognostic outcomes in clinical Stage (cStage) II/III ESCC with NAC were herein elucidated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: NAC prior to curative treatment was done in 115 cStage II/III ESCC patients with either cisplatin (CDDP)/5-fluorouracil (5-FU; CF) (n = 41) or docetaxel/CDDP/5-FU (DCF) NAC (n = 74) between 2007 and 2013...
January 21, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108950/t-cell-receptor-engineered-t-cells-for-cancer-treatment-current-status-and-future-directions
#2
REVIEW
Yu Ping, Chaojun Liu, Yi Zhang
T-cell receptor (TCR)-engineered T cells are a novel option for adoptive cell therapy used for the treatment of several advanced forms of cancer. Work using TCR-engineered T cells began more than two decades ago, with numerous preclinical studies showing that such cells could mediate tumor lysis and eradication. The success of these trials provided the foundation for clinical trials, including recent clinical successes using TCR-engineered T cells to target New York esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (NY-ESO-1)...
January 20, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108772/peritherapeutic-serum-p53-antibody-titers-are-predictors-of-survival-in-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-undergoing-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-and-surgery
#3
Kotaro Yamashita, Tomoki Makino, Koji Tanaka, Makoto Yamasaki, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
BACKGROUND: Although the preoperative serum level of p53 antibodies (s-p53-Abs) is reported to be a prognostic factor in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients, the clinical significance of post-therapeutic s-p53-Abs or the peritherapeutic changes in s-p53-Abs associated with the prognosis or treatment response of ESCC patients undergoing surgery following preoperative chemotherapy remains unclear. METHODS: s-p53-Abs titers were peritherapeutically measured in 136 ESCC patients who underwent surgery following preoperative chemotherapy in our department from 2008 to 2014...
January 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108314/mirna-638-promotes-autophagy-and-malignant-phenotypes-of-cancer-cells-via-directly-suppressing-dact3
#4
Yanli Ren, Yujie Chen, Xue Liang, Yan Lu, Wenting Pan, Ming Yang
Dyregulation of autophagy is implicated in human cancers and the mechanism details remains largely unclear. Herein we report the regulatory role of miR-638 in autophagy of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and breast cancer cells. We found that miR-638 overexpression promotes starvation- and rapamycin-induced autophagy. In ESCC and breast cancer cells, miR-638 acts as an oncogene and promote cell proliferation, migration, as well as invasion in vitro and in vivo. In accordance with this, we observed significantly higher miR-638 expression in ESCC and breast cancer tissues compared to normal tissues...
January 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106103/sox2-and-rb1-in-esophageal-small-cell-carcinoma-their-possible-involvement-in-pathogenesis
#5
Hirotaka Ishida, Atsuko Kasajima, Takashi Kamei, Tsuyoshi Miura, Naomi Oka, Samaneh Yazdani, Yohei Ozawa, Fumiyoshi Fujishima, Akira Sakurada, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Yoichi Tanaka, Masafumi Kurosumi, Yuichi Ishikawa, Yoshinori Okada, Noriaki Ohuchi, Hironobu Sasano
Clinicopathological features and pathogenesis of esophageal small-cell carcinoma remain unclear. We hypothesized common cellular origin and pathogenesis in small-cell carcinoma of esophagus and lung associated with SOX2 overexpression and loss of Rb1. Expression of squamous-basal markers (CK5/6 and p40), glandular markers (CK18 and CEA), SOX2, and Rb1 were evaluated in 15 esophageal small-cell carcinomas, 46 poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinomas, and 88 small-cell lung carcinoma, as well as 16 embryonic esophagus...
January 20, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105355/evaluation-of-prognostic-markers-for-patients-with-curatively-resected-thoracic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinomas
#6
Masahide Ikeguchi, Yusuke Kouno, Kyoichi Kihara, Kazunori Suzuki, Kanenori Endo, Seiichi Nakamura, Takashi Sawada, Tetsu Shimizu, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Yoji Fukumoto, Hiroaki Saito
The Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) are prognostic parameters for malignancies. Additionally, serum squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag) and cytokeratin 19 fragments (CYFRA 21-1) are tumor markers for squamous cell carcinoma. In the present study, the prognostic importance of these markers in patients with resectable thoracic esophageal cancer was investigated. In this retrospective study, 84 enrolled patients diagnosed with resectable clinical stage I-III thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs) underwent thoracic esophageal resection and three-field lymph node dissection at Tottori University Hospital between January 2007 and December 2013...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105186/upregulated-mir-193a-3p-as-an-oncogene-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-regulating-cellular-proliferation-migration-and-apoptosis
#7
Yunfeng Yi, Jianming Chen, Changjie Jiao, Jing Zhong, Zhiming Song, Xiaoping Yu, Xiujuan Lu, Baoli Lin
MicroRNAs (miRs) are small endogenous non-coding RNAs that play a vital role in carcinogenesis. miR-193a-3p has been described in multiple cancers. However, the function of miR-193a-3p in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is still unclear. To explore the role of miR-193a-3p in ESCC, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to evaluate the expression of miR-193a-3p in 48 paired ESCC and adjacent normal tissues. In addition, the impact of miR-193a-3p on cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis were analyzed by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay, wound scratch assay and flow cytometry, respectively...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105174/improved-sensitization-effect-of-sunitinib-in-cancer-cells-of-the-esophagus-under-hypoxic-microenviroment
#8
Yu-Qiong Ding, Qin Qin, Yan Yang, Xin-Chen Sun, Xi Yang, Hong-Cheng Zhu, Xiao-Chen Chen, Hao Zhang, Yue-Hua Yang, Lei Gao, Ju-Dong Luo, Xi-Fa Zhou
Radiotherapy is widely used in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) treatment. Promoting the radiation sensitivity of cancer cells is required. Recent studies have shown that sunitinib can inhibit the growth of several cancer lines. However, few studies on the radiosensitive effect of sunitinib on ESCC cells under hypoxic conditions have been conducted. In the present study, the radiosensitive effects of sunitinib on human ESCC cells were assessed, and the underlying mechanisms were explored. ESCC cells were exposed to hypoxia and treated with sunitinib at different concentrations prior to irradiation...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104797/not-all-esophageal-tumors-equal
#9
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Although squamous cell carcinomas and adenocarcinomas of the esophagus differ histologically, they are often lumped together in clinical trials. Genomic analysis shows that the two cancers are molecularly distinct. Esophageal adenocarcinomas are more similar to stomach adenocarcinomas, whereas esophageal squamous cell carcinomas are closer to head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.
January 19, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104037/-efficacy-of-esophageal-cancer-screening-in-high-risk-population-results-of-105-561-subjects-in-sichuan-province
#10
X Wang, B Li, Y Bao, Y Wang, A R Wang, L Qiao
Objective: To analyze the efficacy of endoscopic screening for esophageal cancer in high risk population from high risk areas in order to provide scientific basis for evaluation of the results of early diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer. Methods: Ten high incidence cities and counties of esophageal cancer in Sichuan province were included in this study. Subjects aged 40-69 years were selected to participate in the endoscopic screening based on the cluster sampling, and the screening-positive subjects were further confirmed by pathological examination...
January 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104034/-patterns-of-recurrence-in-patients-with-stage-%C3%A2-thoracic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-radical-resection
#11
Y X Wang, Q Yang, M He, R Qiu, J Li, S C Zhu, X Y Qiao, Z Qi
Objective: To evaluate the patterns of recurrence and their value on target delineation for postoperative radiotherapy (RT) in patients with stage Ⅲ thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after esophagectomy. Methods: 395 patients (302 male and 93 female) of stage Ⅲ thoracic ESCC after radical resection were enrolled in this study. Among them, 375 patients were treated with two-field and other 20 with three-field esopahgectomy. 97 patients were treated with surgery alone, 212 with adjuvant postoperative chemotherapy (CT), 56 with radiotherapy (RT) and 30 with CT plus RT...
January 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104026/-function-and-mechanism-of-zinc-finger-protein-znf50-in-inhibiting-the-growth-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
#12
J Wang, Y H Bi, J Yang, F Liu, Y K Li, H Y Cui, F Wang, J Liu, B Yang, L Zhang
Objective: To investigate the function and mechanism of zinc finger protein 750 (ZNF750) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Methods: Xenograft in nude mice was applied to detect the tumorigenesis of ZNF750-depleted ESCC cells. Western blot was performed to observe the expression of downstream target protein of ZNF750 in ESCC cell lines and xenograft tumor tissues in which ZNF750 was knocked down. 3-(4, 5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2, 5-diphenyl-2H tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was used to determine the proliferation of ZNF750 stably depleted cells after restoration of its target protein...
January 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103919/prognostic-values-of-apoptosis-stimulating-p53-binding-protein-1-and-2-and-their-relationships-with-clinical-characteristics-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-a-retrospective-study
#13
Xiao-Feng Xie, Qing Yang, Jun Chi, Xian-Zi Yang, Hui-Yun Wang, Guo-Liang Xu
BACKGROUND: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is a leading cause of cancer-related death, and new prognostic biomarkers are urgently needed. Apoptosis-stimulating P53-binding protein 1 (ASPP1) and 2 (ASPP2) have been reported to play important roles in the development, progression, metastasis, and prognosis of cancers, but their roles in ESCC have not been elucidated. In this study, we examined the expression of ASPP1 and ASPP2 in ESCC to evaluate their prognostic values. METHODS: The protein expression of ASPP1, ASPP2, and P53 in 175 specimens of ESCC was detected using immunohistochemical staining; their expression in cancerous and noncancerous tissues was scored according to the staining intensity and the percentage of stained cells...
January 19, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103913/prognostic-histological-factors-in-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-preoperative-chemoradiation-followed-by-surgery
#14
Cheng-Che Tu, Po-Kuei Hsu, Ling-I Chien, Wan-Chen Liu, Chien-Sheng Huang, Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Han-Shui Hsu, Yu-Chung Wu
BACKGROUND: Pathological response is an important marker for tumor aggressiveness in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) who receive preoperative chemoradiation followed by esophagectomy. We aim to evaluate the prognostic value of histological factors after trimodality treatments. METHODS: 91 patients who received preoperative chemoradiation followed by transthoracic esophagectomy between 2009 and 2014 were included. The pathological examination was reviewed...
January 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103879/a-comparison-of-cervical-delta-shaped-anastomosis-and-circular-stapled-anastomosis-after-esophagectomy
#15
Chen Huang, Xunhai Xu, Binbin Zhuang, Wenshu Chen, Xunyu Xu, Chao Wang, Shengmei Lin
BACKGROUND: The delta-shaped anastomosis has been reported to reduce anastomotic complications for a decade. However, little has been written comparing this technique with the circular stapler technique. The objective of this retrospective study was to assess the safety and efficacy of cervical delta-shaped anastomosis after esophagectomy. METHODS: Medical records of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who underwent McKeown (three-incision) esophagectomy between September 2013 and June 2015 were reviewed...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101664/history-and-evolution-of-the-barium-swallow-for-evaluation-of-the-pharynx-and-esophagus
#16
REVIEW
Marc S Levine, Stephen E Rubesin
This article reviews the history of the barium swallow from its early role in radiology to its current status as an important diagnostic test in modern radiology practice. Though a variety of diagnostic procedures can be performed to evaluate patients with dysphagia or other pharyngeal or esophageal symptoms, the barium study has evolved into a readily available, non-invasive, and cost-effective technique that can facilitate the selection of additional diagnostic tests and guide decisions about medical, endoscopic, or surgical management...
January 18, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099956/high-body-mass-index-worsens-survival-in-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-esophagectomy
#17
Xiao-Feng Duan, Peng Tang, Xiao-Bin Shang, Hong-Jing Jiang, Qiang Zhao, Zhen-Tao Yu
AIMS: To investigate the prognostic significance of body mass index (BMI) on the survival of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after esophagectomy. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2008, 291 patients with ESCC who met the inclusion criteria were included in the study. The BMI cut-off values were as follows: 18.5-23 kg/m2 for normal weight; 23-27.5 kg/m2 for overweight; and ≥27.5 kg/m2 for those with obesity. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify prognostic factors for long-term survival...
January 19, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099899/concurrent-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-could-improve-survival-outcomes-for-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-based-on-random-clinical-trials
#18
REVIEW
Baoxing Liu, Yacong Bo, Kunlun Wang, Yang Liu, Xiance Tang, Yan Zhao, Erjiang Zhao, Ling Yuan
BACKGROUND: The long-term survival benefit of concurrent neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in patients with resectable esophageal cancer remains controversial. In the present study, we conducted a meta-analysis to assess these effectiveness. METHODS: We searched for most relevant studies published up to the end of August 2016, using Pubmed and web of knowledge. And additional articles were identified from previous meta-analysis. The hazard ratio (HR, for overall survival and progression free survival) or risk ratio (RR, for R0 resection) with its corresponding 95 % confidence interval (CI) were used to assess the pooled effect...
January 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099140/telomerase-antagonist-imetelstat-increases-radiation-sensitivity-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Xuping Wu, Jing Zhang, Sijun Yang, Zhihui Kuang, Guolei Tan, Gang Yang, Qichun Wei, Zhigang Guo
The morbidity and mortality of esophageal cancer is one of the highest around the world and the principal therapeutic method is radiation. Thus, searching for sensitizers with lower toxicity and higher efficiency to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy is critical essential. Our research group has previously reported that imetelstat, the thio-phosphoramidate oligonucleotide inhibitor of telomerase, can decrease cell proliferation and colony formation ability as well as increase DNA breaks induced by radiation in esophageal cancer cells...
January 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098886/novel-zinc-phthalocyanine-as-a-promising-photosensitizer-for-photodynamic-treatment-of-esophageal-cancer
#20
Weronika Kuzyniak, Jacob Schmidt, Wojciech Glac, Janine Berkholz, Gustav Steinemann, Björn Hoffmann, Eugeny A Ermilov, Ayşe Gül Gürek, Vefa Ahsen, Bianca Nitzsche, Michael Höpfner
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has gathered much attention in the field of cancer treatment and is increasingly used as an alternative solution for esophageal cancer therapy. However, there is a constant need for improving the effectiveness and tolerability of the applied photosensitizers (PS). Here, we propose tetra-triethyleneoxysulfonyl substituted zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) as a promising PS for photodynamic treatment of esophageal cancer. ZnPc-induced phototoxicity was studied in two human esophageal cancer cell lines: OE-33 (adenocarcinoma) and Kyse-140 (squamous cell carcinoma)...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
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