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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926987/impact-of-everolimus-on-japanese-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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Lingaku Lee, Tetsuhide Ito, Hisato Igarashi, Keijiro Ueda, Takashi Fujiyama, Ken Kawabe, Yoshihiro Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Although everolimus has become a key therapeutic agent in patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PNEN), its efficacy and safety in clinical practice remains unclear. METHODS: Forty-seven patients with advanced PNEN treated with everolimus were reviewed retrospectively. To evaluate the safety of everolimus as a long-term treatment, the patients were divided into 2 groups according to treatment duration: group A, ≤1 year (n = 21); group B, >1 year (n = 26)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926791/high-prevalence-of-mitf-staining-in-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-caution-in-use-of-melanocytic-markers-in-sarcoma
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Bonnie Choy, Elizabeth Hyjek, Anthony G Montag, Peter Pytel, Rex Haydon, Hue H Luu, Chao Jie Zhen, Bradley C Long, Sabah Kadri, Jeremy P Segal, Larissa V Furtado, Nicole A Cipriani
AIMS: Diagnosis of undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) may be challenging, as other lesions with undifferentiated spindle cell morphology must be excluded, including melanoma. Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MiTF) stains nevi and epithelioid melanomas, as well as some mesenchymal neoplasms. We evaluated the prevalence of MiTF and melanocytic markers in UPS and a subset of atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX). METHODS AND RESULTS: MiTF, SOX10, Melan-A, HMB45, and S100 immunostains were performed on resection specimens from 19 UPS and 5 AFX...
December 7, 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926784/preoperative-characteristics-and-cytological-features-of-136-histologically-confirmed-pancreatic-mucinous-cystic-neoplasms
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Aristana Scourtas, Jonathan C Dudley, William R Brugge, Abdurrahman Kadayifci, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Martha B Pitman
BACKGROUND: Mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) of the pancreas present a management conundrum. The majority are benign but all are resected due to their malignant potential. Recent studies have recommended nonsurgical management. In the current study, the authors analyzed the preoperative imaging, cytology, and cyst fluid characteristics of 136 histologically confirmed MCNs to assess predictors of a high-risk (HR) cyst for surgical triage. METHODS: MCNs resected at the Massachusetts General Hospital between 1990 and 2014 formed the study cohort...
December 7, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926694/involvement-of-activated-cdc42-kinase1-in-colitis-and-colorectal-neoplasms
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Chaolan Lv, Hongxiang Gu, Xinmei Zhao, Liyun Huang, Sanxi Zhou, Fachao Zhi
BACKGROUND Activated Cdc42 kinase1 (ACK1) is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase which is critical for cell survival, proliferation, and migration. Genomic amplification of ACK1 has been reported in multiple human cancers. We aimed to investigate ACK1 protein expression in colorectal mucosa with inflammation and neoplasm, and to evaluate its correlation with disease activity and severity. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 250 individuals who underwent total colonoscopy were collected randomly from January 2007 to May 2013 in Nanfang Hospital, Guangzhou, China...
December 7, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926665/clinicopathological-analysis-and-risk-factors-of-advanced-colorectal-neoplasms-incidentally-detected-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Seung Min Chung, Kyeong Ok Kim, Ihn Ho Cho, Tae Nyeun Kim
BACKGROUND: As the clinical use of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose PET-computed tomography (F-FDG PET-CT) has increased, the incidental finding of F-FDG uptake with subsequent diagnosis of advanced neoplasm at colorectum has increased. The aim of this study is to analyze the characteristics and risk factors of advanced colorectal neoplasm incidentally detected by F-FDG PET-CT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent colonoscopy because of an incidental finding of F-FDG uptake at the colorectum from January 2006 to January 2015 at Yeungnam University Hospital were reviewed retrospectively...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926496/the-therapeutic-potential-of-targeting-the-pi3k-pathway-in-pediatric-brain-tumors
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Hazel A Rogers, Jasper Estranero, Keshni Gudka, Richard G Grundy
Central nervous system tumors are the most common cancer type in children and the leading cause of cancer related deaths. There is therefore a need to develop novel treatments. Large scale profiling studies have begun to identify alterations that could be targeted therapeutically, including the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway, which is one of the most commonly activated pathways in cancer with many inhibitors under clinical development. PI3K signaling has been shown to be aberrantly activated in many pediatric CNS neoplasms...
December 2, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926367/molecular-genetics-of-pancreatic-neoplasms
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Waki Hosoda, Laura D Wood
Pancreatic neoplasms have a wide range of histologic types with distinct clinical outcomes. Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies have greatly deepened our understanding of pancreatic neoplasms. Now, the exomes of major histologic types of pancreatic neoplasms have been sequenced, and their genetic landscapes have been revealed. This article reviews the molecular changes underlying pancreatic neoplasms, with a special focus on the genetic changes that characterize the histologic types of pancreatic neoplasms...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926366/analysis-of-pancreatic-cyst-fluid
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Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Anne Marie Lennon
Pancreatic cysts are extremely common, and are identified in between 2% to 13% on abdominal imaging studies. Most pancreatic cysts are pseudocysts, serous cystic neoplasms, mucinous cystic neoplasms, or intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms. The management of pancreatic cysts depends on whether a cyst is benign, has malignant potential, or harbors high-grade dysplasia or invasive carcinoma. The diagnosis of pancreatic cysts, and assessment of risk of malignant transformation, incorporates clinical history, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), endoscopic ultrasound, and fine-needle aspiration of cyst fluid...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926363/benign-tumors-and-tumorlike-lesions-of-the-pancreas
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Olca Basturk, Gokce Askan
The pancreas is a complex organ that may give rise to large number of neoplasms and non-neoplastic lesions. This article focuses on benign neoplasms, such as serous neoplasms, and tumorlike (pseudotumoral) lesions that may be mistaken for neoplasm not only by clinicians and radiologists, but also by pathologists. The family of pancreatic pseudotumors, by a loosely defined conception of that term, includes a variety of lesions including heterotopia, hamartoma, and lipomatous pseudohypertrophy. Autoimmune pancreatitis and paraduodenal ("groove") pancreatitis may also lead to pseudotumor formation...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926362/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Safia N Salaria, Chanjuan Shi
Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms include well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) and neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) with well-differentiated PanNETs accounting for most cases. Other pancreatic primaries and metastatic carcinomas from other sites can mimic pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms. Immunohistochemical studies can be used to aid in the differential diagnosis. However, no specific markers are available to differentiate PanNETs from NETs of other sites. Although NECs are uniformly deadly, PanNETs have variable prognosis...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926361/nonductal-pancreatic-cancers
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REVIEW
Sun-Young Jun, Seung-Mo Hong
Nonductal pancreatic neoplasms, including solid pseudopapillary neoplasms, acinar cell carcinomas, and pancreatoblastomas, are uncommon. These entities share overlapping gross, microscopic, and immunohistochemical features, such as well-demarcated solid neoplasms, monotonous cellular tumor cells with little intervening stroma, and abnormal beta-catenin expression. Each tumor also has unique clinicopathologic characteristics with diverse clinical behavior. To differentiate nonductal pancreatic neoplasms, identification of histologic findings, such as pseudopapillae, acinar cell features, and squamoid corpuscles, is important...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926360/pathology-of-pancreatic-cancer-precursor-lesions
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Michaël Noë, Lodewijk A A Brosens
To better understand pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and improve its prognosis, it is essential to understand its origins. This article describes the pathology of the 3 well-established pancreatic cancer precursor lesions: pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, and mucinous cystic neoplasm. Each of these precursor lesions has unique clinical findings, gross and microscopic features, and molecular aberrations. This article focuses on histopathologic diagnostic criteria and reporting guidelines...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926359/pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-and-its-variants
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REVIEW
Claudio Luchini, Paola Capelli, Aldo Scarpa
Pancreatic cancer represents the seventh leading cause of cancer death in the world, responsible for more than 300,000 deaths per year. The most common tumor type among pancreatic cancers is pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, an infiltrating neoplasm with glandular differentiation that is derived from pancreatic ductal tree. Here we present and discuss the most important macroscopic, microscopic, and immunohistochemical characteristics of this tumor, highlighting its key diagnostic features. Furthermore, we present the classic features of the most common variants of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925039/metaplastic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-breast-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Luciana Graziano, Paschoal Graziano, Almir Galvão Vieira Bitencourt, Daniel Bernal Soto, Alexandre Hiro, Cíntia Camillo Nunes
Metaplastic tumors are rare and represent a heterogeneous group of neoplasms showing dominant areas of non-glandular differentiation. Etiology and pathogenesis of this type of lesion in the breast is uncertain. The most common sources of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the breast are lung, esophagus, cervix, and urinary bladder. Squamous cell carcinomas may present clinically with inflammation and average size greater than breast adenocarcinoma. As for imaging studies, mammography shows no typical findings and ultrasound can show a complicated cyst or an inflammatory process, among the differential diagnoses...
October 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924681/factors-associated-with-30-day-mortality-in-elderly-inpatients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-during-two-influenza-seasons
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Núria Torner, Conchita Izquierdo, Núria Soldevila, Diana Toledo, Judith Chamorro, Elena Espejo, Amelia Fernández-Sierra, Angela Domínguez
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) refers to pneumonia unrelated to hospitals or extended-care facilities. The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with 30-day mortality in patients with CAP aged ≥65 years admitted to 20 hospitals in seven Spanish regions during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 influenza seasons. Logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with 30-day mortality. The adjusted model included variables selected by backward elimination with a cut off of < 0.02. A total of 1928 CAP cases were recorded; 60...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924650/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-biliary-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-a-multicenter-study
#16
Kyong Joo Lee, Jae Hee Cho, Sang Hyub Lee, Kwang Hyuk Lee, Byung Kyu Park, Jun Kyu Lee, Sang Myung Woo, Ji Kon Ryu, Jong Kyun Lee, Yeon Suk Kim, Jae Woo Kim, Woo Jin Lee
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the clinicopathological features, therapeutic approaches, and prognosis of patients with biliary neuroendocrine neoplasm (NENs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multicenter retrospective study of patients with biliary tract NENs in the gallbladder, the extrahepatic bile duct, or the ampulla of Vater between 2005 and 2014. RESULTS: Total of 43 patients were included in the study. The median age was 62 years (range: 29-84 years) and 58...
December 7, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924369/bone-marrow-microvessel-density-and-plasma-angiogenic-factors-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-clinicopathological-and-molecular-correlations
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Danijela Lekovic, Mirjana Gotic, Radek Skoda, Bojana Beleslin-Cokic, Natasa Milic, Olivera Mitrovic-Ajtic, Ronny Nienhold, Dijana Sefer, Tijana Suboticki, Marijana Buac, Dragana Markovic, Milos Diklic, Vladan P Cokic
Increased angiogenesis in BCR-ABL1 negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) has been recognized, but its connection with clinical and molecular markers needs to be defined. The aims of study were to (1) assess bone marrow (BM) angiogenesis measured by microvessel density (MVD) using CD34 and CD105 antibodies; (2) analyze correlation of MVD with plasma angiogenic factors including vascular endothelial growth factor, basic fibroblast growth factor, and interleukin-8; (3) examine the association of MVD with clinicopathological and molecular markers...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924280/the-role-of-the-exon-13-g571s-jak2-mutation-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#18
Burak Bahar, Kevin Barton, Ameet R Kini
The exon 14 JAK2 V617F mutation has been well established as a driver mutation in polycythemia vera (PV) and other myeloproliferative neoplasms. JAK2 exon 12 mutations have also been implicated in PV, although patients with these mutations may show isolated erythrocytosis. Recently additional JAK2point mutations have been described-all in regions encoding the pseudokinase domain that regulates the tyrosine kinase activity of JAK2. We present a case of a patient with erythrocytosis and an exon 13 G571S mutation, and discuss the putative role of this mutation in myeloproliferative neoplasms...
2016: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923824/human-dendritic-cells-mitigate-nk-cell-dysfunction-mediated-by-nonselective-jak%C3%A2-blockade
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Shane A Curran, Justin A Shyer, Erin T St Angelo, Lillian R Talbot, Sneh Sharma, David J Chung, Glenn Heller, Katharine C Hsu, Brian C Betts, James W Young
Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors have achieved positive responses in myeloproliferative neoplasms, but at the expense of decreased natural killer (NK) cell numbers and compromised function. Selective JAK2 inhibition may also have a role in preventing and treating graft-vs-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Although JAK inhibitors can impair monocyte-derived dendritic cell (moDC) activation and function and suppress effector T-cell responses, the effects on NK cells and the relevant mechanisms remain undefined...
December 6, 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923552/preleukaemic-clonal-haemopoiesis-and-risk-of-therapy-related-myeloid-neoplasms-a-case-control-study
#20
Koichi Takahashi, Feng Wang, Hagop Kantarjian, Denaha Doss, Kanhav Khanna, Erika Thompson, Li Zhao, Keyur Patel, Sattva Neelapu, Curtis Gumbs, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Courtney D DiNardo, Simona Colla, Farhad Ravandi, Jianhua Zhang, Xuelin Huang, Xifeng Wu, Felipe Samaniego, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, P Andrew Futreal
BACKGROUND: Therapy-related myeloid neoplasms are secondary malignancies that are often fatal, but their risk factors are not well understood. Evidence suggests that individuals with clonal haemopoiesis have increased risk of developing haematological malignancies. We aimed to identify whether patients with cancer who have clonal haemopoiesis are at an increased risk of developing therapy-related myeloid neoplasms. METHODS: We did this retrospective case-control study to compare the prevalence of clonal haemopoiesis between patients treated for cancer who later developed therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (cases) and patients who did not develop these neoplasms (controls)...
December 2, 2016: Lancet Oncology
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