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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110453/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cholangiocarcinoma
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Bryan Doherty, Vinod E Nambudiri, William C Palmer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare biliary adenocarcinoma associated with poor outcomes. Cholangiocarcinoma is subdivided into extrahepatic and intrahepatic variants. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is then further differentiated into (1) peripheral mass-forming tumors and (2) central periductal infiltrating tumors. We aimed to review the currently known risk factors, diagnostic tools, and treatment options, as well as highlight the need for further clinical trials and research to improve overall survival rates...
January 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110409/body-mass-index-is-a-prognostic-factor-in-adult-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Taiki Ando, Etsuko Yamazaki, Eriko Ogusa, Yoshimi Ishii, Wataru Yamamoto, Kenji Motohashi, Takayoshi Tachibana, Maki Hagihara, Kenji Matsumoto, Masatsugu Tanaka, Chizuko Hashimoto, Hideyuki Koharazawa, Katsumichi Fujimaki, Jun Taguchi, Hiroyuki Fujita, Heiwa Kanamori, Shin Fujisawa, Hideaki Nakajima
Body mass index (BMI), which represents the proportion of weight to height, is a controversial prognostic factor for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We evaluated prognostic value of BMI in Japanese AML. The study included 369 adult patients with newly diagnosed AML who were administered either daunorubicin or idarubicin with cytarabine as induction chemotherapy. The patients were categorized into two groups according to their BMI: the NW group (BMI < 25.0 kg/m(2); normal and underweight) and OW group (BMI ≥ 25...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110373/experiences-with-surgically-treated-primary-or-secondary-hepatic-sarcoma
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René Fahrner, Sandra G C Dennler, Felix Dondorf, Michael Ardelt, Falk Rauchfuss, Utz Settmacher
PURPOSE: Liver resection in hepatic sarcoma is rare, but other alternative treatment options are scarce. Surgery offers the only aggressive approach to achieve a tumour-free state. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the outcome and survival of these patients at a single hepato-biliary university hospital. METHODS: Between January 2004 and July 2013, 896 anatomical liver resections were performed. Eleven liver resections (1.2%) were performed due to primary hepatic sarcoma or hepatic sarcoma metastases...
January 21, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110353/a-role-for-sigma-receptors-in-stimulant-self-administration-and-addiction
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Jonathan L Katz, Takato Hiranita, Weimin C Hong, Martin O Job, Christopher R McCurdy
Sigma receptors (σRs) are structurally unique proteins that function intracellularly as chaperones. Historically, σRs have been implicated as modulators of psychomotor stimulant effects and have at times been proposed as potential avenues for modifying stimulant abuse. However, the influence of ligands for σRs on the effects of stimulants, such as cocaine or methamphetamine, in various preclinical procedures related to drug abuse has been varied. The present paper reviews the effects of σR agonists and antagonists in three particularly relevant procedures: stimulant discrimination, place conditioning, and self-administration...
January 22, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
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
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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/28110329/lung-nodule-with-increasing-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-lung-carcinoma-and-talc-pleurodesis-evaluated-by-ebus-tbna-on-site-assessment
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Elizabeth M Kurian
BACKGROUND: Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an indicator of potential malignancy or infection. Patients with a history of talc pleurodesis can develop pleural or lung parenchymal nodules/talcomas. In these patients, talc-associated (non-malignancy-related) FDG uptake may occur over years. CASE REPORT: A 66-year-old female presented with a past medical history significant for resected non-small-cell lung cancer and was treated with chemotherapy/radiation...
January 21, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110254/leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-a-continuing-challenge-in-the-personalized-treatment-era
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REVIEW
J Remon, E Le Rhun, B Besse
Leptomeningeal metastasis is a fatal manifestation seen in advanced cancer patients. Its incidence is increasing, reaching 3.8% in molecularly unselected non-small cell lung cancer patients and up to 5% and 9% in ALK-rearranged and EGFR-mutant lung cancer patients, respectively. The prognosis remains poor despite systemic treatment, intrathecal chemotherapy, radiation therapy and personalized treatments in molecularly selected patients. However, new therapies with improved cerebral-spinal fluid penetration have been developed for subgroups of molecular selected patients indicating they could be promising therapeutic options for managing leptomeningeal disease...
December 30, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110208/inflammatory-pathway-genes-associated-with-inter-individual-variability-in-the-trajectories-of-morning-and-evening-fatigue-in-patients-receiving-chemotherapy
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Fay Wright, Marilyn Hammer, Steven M Paul, Bradley E Aouizerat, Kord M Kober, Yvette P Conley, Bruce A Cooper, Laura B Dunn, Jon D Levine, Gail DEramo Melkus, Christine Miaskowski
Fatigue, a highly prevalent and distressing symptom during chemotherapy (CTX), demonstrates diurnal and interindividual variability in severity. Little is known about the associations between variations in genes involved in inflammatory processes and morning and evening fatigue severity during CTX. The purposes of this study, in a sample of oncology patients (N=543) with breast, gastrointestinal (GI), gynecological (GYN), or lung cancer who received two cycles of CTX, were to determine whether variations in genes involved in inflammatory processes were associated with inter-individual variability in initial levels as well as in the trajectories of morning and evening fatigue...
January 19, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110029/clinical-impact-of-sarcopenia-on-prognosis-in-pancreatic-ductal-carcinoma
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Go Ninomiya, Tsutomu Fujii, Suguru Yamada, Norimitsu Yabusaki, Kojiro Suzuki, Naoki Iwata, Mitsuro Kanda, Masamichi Hayashi, Chie Tanaka, Goro Nakayama, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Masahiko Koike, Michitaka Fujiwara, Yasuhiro Kodera
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of the body composition such as skeletal muscle, visceral fat and body mass index (BMI) on patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). METHODS: A total of 265 patients who underwent curative surgery for PDAC were examined in this study. The total skeletal muscle and fat tissue areas were evaluated in a single image obtained at the third lumber vertebra during a preoperative computed tomography (CT) scan. The patients were assigned to either the sarcopenia or non-sarcopenia group based on their skeletal muscle index (SMI) and classified into high visceral fat area (H-VFA) or low VFA (L-VFA) groups...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109978/structural-brain-alteration-in-survivors-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-chemotherapy-treatment-a-voxel-based-morphometry-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Liwei Zou, Lianzi Su, Jiajia Xu, Li Xiang, Longsheng Wang, Zhimin Zhai, Suisheng Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To assess structural brain changes in survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with chemotherapy treatment by combining voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS). METHODS: 28 ALL patients (mean age: 40.71±8.58 years, years since diagnosis: 7-38) and 20 age-matched control subjects (mean age: 42.95±6.39 years) selected in this study with 3D T1 and diffusion tensor imaging acquired on a 3.0T Siemens MRI scanner. The ALL group had a history of chemotherapy treatment and off-therapy at least for 3 years was enrolled...
January 18, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109975/dna-damage-response-in-patients-with-pediatric-acute-lymphoid-leukemia-during-induction-therapy
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Júlia Plentz Portich, Rafael Pereira Dos Santos, Nathalia Kersting, Karolina Brochado Jorge, Pietro Rebelo Casagrande, Gabriela Dos Santos Costa, Jéssica Maria Gonçalves Dias Cionek, Danielly Brufatto Olguins, Marialva Sinigaglia, Franciele Faccio Busatto, Jenifer Saffi, Sharbel Weidner Maluf, Jiseh Fagundes Loss, Algemir Lunardi Brunetto, Rafael Roesler, Caroline Brunetto de Farias
Predicting the individual response to chemotherapy is a crucial challenge in cancer treatment. DNA damage caused by antitumor therapies evokes different repair mechanisms responses, such as Nucleotide Excision Repair (NER), whose components are being studied as prognosis biomarkers and target therapies. However, few reports have addressed DNA damages in pediatric Acute Lymphoid Leukemia (ALL). Hence, we conducted an observational follow-up study with pediatric patients to assess DNA damage (by Comet Assay) and gene expression from NER pathway during chemotherapy induction...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109908/potential-role-of-metronomic-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-and-gastroesophageal-cancer
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Vanita Noronha, Vijay M Patil, Amit Joshi, Anuradha Chougule, Shripad Banavali, Kumar Prabhash
Patients with esophagogastric cancer have poor prognoses in spite of the best available therapies. Patients are debilitated and may not tolerate, or may progress, on standard cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens. Metronomic chemotherapy is an attractive treatment option due to its very low reported toxicity, modest efficacy, low cost and ease of administration. Capecitabine is the most common drug used in metronomic scheduling; other drugs include cyclophosphamide and paclitaxel. Dosing of capecitabine can range from 1000 mg orally daily for 4 weeks on and 1 week off to a continuous dosing schedule of 1500 mg orally daily...
January 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109867/interactions-between-interleukin-6-and-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-drive-the-chemoresistant-phenotype-of-hepatocellular-cancer
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Min Xu, Zhongwei Zhao, Jingjing Song, Xilin Lan, Siming Lu, Minjiang Chen, Zufei Wang, Weiqian Chen, Xiaoxi Fan, Fazong Wu, Li Chen, Jianfei Tu, Jiansong Ji
Emerging evidence implicates an important role for myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in tumor growth, angiogenesis and metastasis. However, limited knowledge is known about the function of MDSCs in response to chemotherapies. In this study, we find that drug-resistant hepatocellular cancer (HCC) cells-derived conditioned medium significantly enhances the expansion and immunosuppressive function of MDSCs compared to their parental sensitive cells, which is demonstrated by increased level of arginase, nitric oxide (NO), and reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
January 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109804/increasing-rates-of-no-treatment-in-advanced-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-a%C3%A2-propensity-matched-analysis
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Elizabeth A David, Megan E Daly, Chin-Shang Li, Chi-Lu Chiu, David T Cooke, Lisa M Brown, Joy Melnikow, Karen Kelly, Robert J Canter
INTRODUCTION: Variation in treatment and survival outcomes for NSCLC is high among patients with stage III or IV disease, but patients with untreated NSCLC have not been critically analyzed to evaluate for improvable outcomes. We evaluated treatment trends and their association with oncologic outcomes for NSCLC, hypothesizing that there are a substantial number of untreated patients who are similar to patients who undergo treatment. METHODS: Linear regression was used to calculate trends in utilization of treatment...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109738/hepatitis-c-virus-reactivation-due-to-antiemetic-steroid-therapy-during-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yutaka Kawano, Koji Miyanishi, Satoshi Takahashi, Tomohiro Kubo, Kazuma Ishikawa, Shintaro Sugita, Kohichi Takada, Masayoshi Kobune, Tadashi Hasegawa, Junji Kato
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) reactivation is relatively rare compared with hepatitis B reactivation in patients treated with immunosuppressive or anticancer drugs. Here, we present the first case of genotype 2 HCV reactivation due to antiemetic steroid therapy during chemotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which was verified by not only increased viral load but also pathological exacerbation of liver injury during HCV reactivation. Further chemotherapy for HCC could be continued without steroid therapy...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109678/paclitaxel-induced-increase-in-mitochondrial-volume-mediates-dysregulation-of-intracellular-ca-2-in-putative-nociceptive-glabrous-skin-neurons-from-the-rat
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Eser Yilmaz, Simon C Watkins, Michael S Gold
We have recently demonstrated that in a rat model of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), there is a significant decrease in the duration of the depolarization-evoked Ca(2+) transient in small diameter, IB4+, and capsaicin-responsive neurons innervating the glabrous skin of the hindpaw. This change was specific to the transient duration and significantly smaller if not undetectable in neurons innervating the dorsal skin of the hindpaw or the skin of the inner thigh. Given the importance of mitochondria in intracellular Ca(2+) regulation and the findings of chemotherapy-associated increase in mitotoxicity along the sensory neuron axons, we hypothesized that CIPN is due to both increases and decreases in mitochondria function, with changes manifest in distinct subpopulations of afferents...
January 16, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109631/american-brachytherapy-task-group-report-a-pooled-analysis-of-clinical-outcomes-for-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Jyoti Mayadev, Akila Viswanathan, Yu Liu, Chin-Shang Li, Kevin Albuquerque, Antonio L Damato, Sushil Beriwal, Beth Erickson
PURPOSE: Advanced imaging used in combination with brachytherapy (BT) has revolutionized the treatment of patients with cervical cancer. We present a comprehensive review of the literature for definitive radiation with high-dose-rate (HDR) BT. In addition, we investigate potential outcome improvement with image-based brachytherapy (IBBT) compared to studies using traditional Point A dosing. This review extensively investigates acute and late toxicities. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This study reviews the literature from 2000 to 2015 with an emphasis on modern approaches including concurrent chemotherapy (chemoRT), radiation, and HDR BT and IBBT...
January 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109475/predictors-of-extracapsular-extension-in-hpv-associated-oropharyngeal-cancer-treated-surgically
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Mathew Geltzeiler, Daniel Clayburgh, John Gleysteen, Neil D Gross, Bronwyn Hamilton, Peter Andersen, Daniel Brickman
OBJECTIVES: Extracapsular extension (ECE) in cervical metastatic lymph nodes remains an indication for adding chemotherapy for patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The aim of this study is to identify specific imaging characteristics on computed tomography (CT) scan that are predictive of ECE in order to better risk stratify patients preoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single cohort study was performed using a prospectively collected database of patients with HPV-related OPSCC who underwent transoral robotic surgery with cervical lymphadenectomy...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109466/definitive-proton-beam-therapy-for-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-nasopharynx-involving-the-base-of-skull
#19
Michelle S Gentile, Darwin Yip, Norbert J Liebsch, Judith A Adams, Paul M Busse, Annie W Chan
OBJECTIVES: Management of unresectable adenocystic carcinoma (ACC) of the nasopharynx is challenging given the high dose required for tumor control while respecting dose constraints. We evaluated long-term outcomes and toxicity in patients with unresectable ACC of the nasopharynx treated with definitive proton beam therapy. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2013, 14 patients with ACC of the nasopharynx were treated. Ninety-three percent had T4 disease. All had involvement of the skull base...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109463/head-and-neck-sarcomas-a-single-institute-series
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Leandros-Vassilios Vassiliou, Bagrat Lalabekyan, Amrita Jay, Colin Liew, Jeremy Whelan, Laurence Newman, Nicholas Kalavrezos
BACKGROUND: Sarcomas are tumours of mesenchymal origin, accounting for 1% of all malignancies. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of 107 head and neck sarcoma cases, treated over a period of thirteen years. RESULTS: Fifty-four patients had with craniofacial bone sarcomas (BSs) (male: 33; female: 21) with high grade osteosarcoma being the most predominant type. The soft tissue sarcomas (STS) (53 patients; male: 28, female: 25) were histologically diverse with rhabdomyosarcomas and myxofibrosarcomas being the predominant types...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
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