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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336434/vav1-expression-is-increased-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-indicates-poor-prognosis
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Xiaolei Zhu, Huan Jin, Ziwei Xia, Xianxian Wu, Mingjian Yang, Hongdian Zhang, Xiaobin Shang, Runfen Cheng, Zhongli Zhan, Zhentao Yu
Recently, Vav1 has been suggested to play an essential role in the progression of human cancers. However, the correlation between Vav1 expression and prognosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is still unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate Vav1 expression and its prognostic value in ESCC. The expression of Vav1 was detected by real-time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting in ESCC tissues and matched nontumorous tissues. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was carried out to detect Vav1 expression in paraffin samples from 112 primary ESCC patients...
March 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334858/comparison-between-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-surgery-and-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-for-overall-survival-in-patients-with-clinical-stage-ii-iii-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-jcog1406-a
#2
Motoo Nomura, Ken Kato, Nobutoshi Ando, Atsushi Ohtsu, Kei Muro, Hiroyasu Igaki, Tetsuya Abe, Hiroya Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Daiko, Masahiro Gotoh, Kozo Kataoka, Masashi Wakabayashi, Yuko Kitagawa
Background: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery (NAC-S) represents the standard treatment for patients with Stage II/III esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in Japan. Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is performed in patients who refuse or have contraindications to surgery. However, randomized clinical trials that compare NAC-S with CRT have not been conducted. The aim of this study was to explore subgroups of patients undergoing CRT to identify those with survival outcomes potentially equivalent to NAC-S...
March 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333543/corrosive-induced-carcinoma-of-esophagus-esophagographic-and-ct-findings
#3
Seung Yeon Noh, Hyun Jin Kim, Hyun Joo Lee, Seong Ho Park, Jong Seok Lee, Ah Young Kim, Hyun Kwon Ha
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the esophagographic and CT findings of corrosive esophageal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of all patients who presented with corrosive esophageal strictures at one institution between June 1989 and April 2015 were retrospectively identified. The search yielded the records of 15 patients with histopathologically proven esophageal cancer. Esophagograms (13 patients) and chest CT images (14 patients) were interpreted independently by two reviewers...
March 23, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325367/contribution-of-maml1-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-tumorigenesis
#4
Mahnaz Hashemi Bidokhti, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan, Noorieh Sharifi, Soodabeh Abbasi Sani, Mohammad Mahdi Forghanifard
BACKGROUND: Notch signaling pathway is involved in different cellular and developmental processes including cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. Mastermind like1 (MAML1) is a critical key transcription coactivator of this pathway. In this study, we aimed to examine MAML1 protein expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and reveal its association with clinicopathological variables of the patients. METHODS: Tumoral and their margin normal tissues from 56 ESCC patients were recruited for protein expression analysis using immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
April 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321554/preoperative-plasma-fibrinogen-is-associated-with-lymph-node-metastasis-and-predicts-prognosis-in-resectable-esophageal-cancer
#5
Kohei Wakatsuki, Sohei Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Migita, Masahiro Ito, Tomohiro Kunishige, Hiroshi Nakade, Mitsuhiro Nakatani, Mutsuko Kitano, Masayuki Sho
BACKGROUND: Although it is well known that patients with malignant tumors have abnormal blood coagulation, its clinical significance has not been studied. We investigated the clinicopathological and prognostic impact of plasma fibrinogen, which is the major factor of the coagulation system, in patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS: From February 1995 to December 2006, 100 patients with esophageal cancer who had their plasma fibrinogen measured were enrolled. The associations between plasma fibrinogen, clinicopathological factors, and prognosis were analyzed...
March 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316321/analyzing-esophageal-squamous-cell-papillomas-for-the-presence-of-human-papilloma-virus
#6
Arzu Tiftikçi, Eser Kutsal, Ender Altıok, Ümit İnce, Bahattin Çicek, Murat Saruç, Nurten Türkel, Özdal Ersoy, Güven Yenmiş, Nurdan Tözün
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection can be a predisposing condition for the development of squamous cell papilloma (SCP) of the esophagus, which can progress to dysplasia and to carcinoma as a result of chronic infection. The aim of the present study was to search for the presence of HPV in the esophageal SCP, and to genotype the detected HPV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from patients with definite diagnosis of SCP of the esophagus were identified from pathology records for two years period at different Hospitals...
March 17, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316223/-biweekly-paclitaxel-and-platinum-chemotherapy-followed-by-surgery-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
L Z Zhang, W W Li, C X Cui, H T Zhang, Y Song, Y S Mao, J Huang
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of biweekly paclitaxel and platinum chemotherapy followed by surgery for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathological data of 20 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma treated in our hospital between January 2012 and March 2016. All patients received biweekly paclitaxel and platinum chemotherapy followed by surgery. Results: 20 cases received preoperative chemotherapy for 3-8 cycles with an average of 4 cycles...
March 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315927/hla-dr-expression-in-tumor-epithelium-is-an-independent-prognostic-indicator-in-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-patients
#8
Margaret R Dunne, Adriana J Michielsen, Katie E O'Sullivan, Mary Clare Cathcart, Ronan Feighery, Brendan Doyle, Jenny A Watson, Naoimh J O'Farrell, Narayanasamy Ravi, Elaine Kay, John V Reynolds, Elizabeth J Ryan, Jacintha O'Sullivan
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is an aggressive cancer with poor prognosis, and incidence is increasing rapidly in the Western world. Measurement of immune markers has been shown to have prognostic significance in a growing number of cancers, but whether this is true for EAC has yet to be evaluated. This study aimed to characterize HLA-DR expression in the esophagus across the inflammation to cancer progression sequence and to assess the prognostic significance of HLA-DR expression in EAC. Tissue microarrays (TMA) were constructed from esophageal tissue taken from patients at different stages in the cancer progression sequence; normal, esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus (BE), low- and high-grade dysplasia (LGD, HGD) and EAC...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315230/clinical-outcome-and-molecular-characterization-of-brain-metastases-from-esophageal-and-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review
#9
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Michele Ghidini, Fausto Petrelli, Jens Claus Hahne, Annamaria De Giorgi, Laura Toppo, Claudio Pizzo, Margherita Ratti, Sandro Barni, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Gianluca Tomasello
The aim of the study was to collect the available data on central nervous system (CNS) metastases from esophageal and gastric cancer. A PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Web of Science, LILACS, Ovid and Cochrane Library search was performed. Thirty-seven studies including 779 patients were considered. Among the data extracted, treatment of tumor and brain metastases (BMs), time to BMs development, number and subsite, extracerebral metastases rate, median overall survival (OS) and prognostic factors were included. For esophageal cancer, the median OS from diagnosis of BMs was 4...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315155/synchronous-triple-primary-cancers-of-the-pharynx-and-esophagus
#10
Seita Kataoka, Masami Omae, Yusuke Horiuchi, Akiyoshi Ishiyama, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Toshiaki Hirasawa, Yorimasa Yamamoto, Tomohiro Tsuchida, Junko Fujisaki, Kazuhiko Yamada, Masahiro Igarashi
A 72-year-old male with nausea and heartburn was found to have early pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, superficial and advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and early esophageal adenocarcinoma by esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Computerized tomography demonstrated left cardiac lymph node swellings. We prioritized the treatment for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, as this was the most advanced cancer among the triple primaries. The patient underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma followed by esophagectomy...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314315/pd-l1-expression-is-a-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-thoracic-esophageal-cancer-treated-without-adjuvant-chemotherapy
#11
Akiyuki Wakita, Satoru Motoyama, Hiroshi Nanjo, Yusuke Sato, Kei Yoshino, Tomohiko Sasaki, Yuta Kawakita, Jiajia Liu, Kazuhiro Imai, Hajime Saito, Yoshihiro Minamiya
BACKGROUND/AIM: Programmed death-1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) induces apoptosis of tumor-reactive T-cells, that enables tumors to evade immune defense and thus furthers their growth. Our aim was to determine whether PD-L1 expression status correlates with prognosis in patients with advanced thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The PD-L1 expression status of 177 patients treated with esophagectomy without preoperative therapy was evaluated immunohistochemically using tissue microarray...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314277/transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-7-as-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-human-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#12
Shingo Nakashima, Atsushi Shiozaki, Daisuke Ichikawa, Shoichiro Hikami, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Hirotaka Konishi, Shuhei Komatsu, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Kazuma Okamoto, Mitsuo Kishimoto, Eiichi Konishi, Eigo Otsuji
BACKGROUND: Transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) is a Mg(2+)/Ca(2+)-permeable channel with kinase activity and is expressed in many solid tumor types. However, it has not been evaluated in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of TRPM7 in ESCC and to determine the role of TRPM7 in proliferation, migration and invasion of ESCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry of TRPM7 for 52 primary tumor samples obtained from patients with ESCC undergoing esophagectomy was performed...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303607/esophageal-keratinous-inclusion-cyst
#13
Keiichi Hashiguchi, Kazuo Ohba, Masahiro Nakashima
A 68-year-old man was evaluated for an esophageal submucosal tumor (SMT). The esophageal SMT had been incidentally identified 3 years previously on esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) during cancer screening, and had increased in size on subsequent follow-ups, although the patient had no symptoms. EGD at our hospital revealed a yellowish elevated 9-mm lesion, covered by normal squamous epithelium in the middle of the esophagus (Fig. 1A). The tumor had a negative cushion sign. Endoscopic ultrasonography revealed an isoechoic mass in the lamina propria (Fig...
March 16, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303419/esophagectomy-for-cancer-in-octogenarians-should-we-do-it
#14
Elizabeth Paulus, Caroline Ripat, Vadim Koshenkov, Angela T Prescott, Kiran Sethi, Heather Stuart, Gregory Tiesi, Alan S Livingstone, Danny Yakoub
PURPOSE: Inconsistent data exists regarding esophagectomy outcomes in octogenarians undergoing transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for esophagectomy cancer patients between 2000 and 2012 at our tertiary referral center. Outcome data for octogenarians was compared to younger patients aged 20 to 79 years. A case-matched group of patients younger than 80 years old (n = 33) was included based on the Charlson comorbidity index with the octogenarian group (n = 33)...
March 16, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298808/diagnostic-value-of-autoantibodies-against-ezrin-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#15
Lan Li, Ming Liu, Jian-Bang Lin, Xin-Bin Hong, Wen-Xia Chen, Hong Guo, Li-Yan Xu, Yi-Wei Xu, En-Min Li, Yu-Hui Peng
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), one of the most common malignancies worldwide, is a highly aggressive and homogeneous entity occurring in esophageal squamous epithelium, and a reliable noninvasive test for early detection is needed. A recent study showed that serum autoantibodies against Ezrin could be detected in patients with pancreatic cancer. Here, we assessed whether autoantibodies against Ezrin could have diagnostic relevance for early ESCC. We analyzed autoantibodies against Ezrin in sera of 98 normal controls and 149 patients with ESCC...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298069/expression-of-vrk1-and-the-downstream-gene-banf1-in-esophageal-cancer
#16
Jin Li, Tingting Wang, Lu Pei, Junpeng Jing, Wentan Hu, Tiange Sun, Hongchun Liu
Esophageal cancer is considered one of the most malignant tumors, being characterized by rapid progression and poor outcomes. China has the highest incidence of esophageal cancer in the world. Hence, it is necessary to clarify the mechanisms underlying esophageal cancer progression. In this study, we examined the expression of vaccinia-related kinase 1 (VRK1) and barrier to autointegration factor 1 (BANF1) in tumor tissues at the mRNA and protein levels via real-time PCR and immunohistochemical analyses. The mRNA and protein expression levels of VRK1 and BANF1 were higher in tumor tissues than in adjacent normal tissues...
March 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297830/-ct-typing-and-surgical-approach-for-adenocarcinoma-of-the-esophagogastric-junction
#17
Y Z Zhao, G S Han, P F Ma, J Li, C Y Liu, M K Huo
Objective: To investigate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of preoperative CT in the classification of adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction. Methods: A total of 517 consecutive patients from May 2012 to June 2016 with esophagogastric junction carcinoma in the department of general surgery of Henan Cancer Hospital was retrospectively analyzed, according to the clinical pathological data of three type four layer method and statistics of various types of surgery in patients with preoperative enhanced CT...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296675/eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-esophageal-granular-cell-tumor-an-unexpected-association
#18
Mary Ellen Riffle, Alexandros D Polydorides, Jessica Niakan, Mirna Chehade
Esophageal granular cell tumors (GCTs) are rare. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an immune-mediated disease characterized by esophageal eosinophilia despite proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Given that GCTs occur at sites of scarring and inflammation, we sought to determine the prevalence of EoE in patients with esophageal GCTs. Our center's pathology database was searched for GCT specimens from 1995 to 2014. Slides were blindly rereviewed. GCTs were scored for atypical cytological features. Presence and number of eosinophils in the tumor and the surrounding esophageal epithelium and any EoE features were recorded...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294664/-a-giant-inflammatory-fibroid-polyp-of-the-esophagus
#19
Balázs Vincze, Péter Mezei, János Hanyik, Sándor Almássy, Károly Gyáni, Géza Szűcs, Imre Tóth
Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP) is an uncommon benign tumor of the gastrointestinal tract. IFP in the esophagus is very rare, in particular in giant size. A case of a 63 year old woman with a 13 × 7 × 4.5 cm polyp originated of the lower third of the oesophagus is presented. Her esophageal polyp extended proximally from the level of the tracheal bifurcation, prolapsing through the cardia as well as the herniated stomach, and entered distally into the abdominal part of the stomach. Resection of the polyp was performed via a right oesophago-gastrotomy...
March 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294486/pd-l1-expression-at-tumor-invasive-front-is-associated-with-emt-and-poor-prognosis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
Satoshi Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Saeki, Yuichiro Nakashima, Shuhei Ito, Eiji Oki, Masaru Morita, Yoshinao Oda, Shinji Okano, Yoshihiko Maehara
Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) plays a crucial role in the host immune system in cancer progression. The gene promoter region of PD-L1 also contains a binding site for ZEB1, a transcription factor related to epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between PD-L1 and EMT and its clinical importance in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). PD-L1 and ZEB1 expression at the tumor invasive front was examined by immunohistochemistry in resected specimens from 90 patients with ESCC who underwent surgery without preoperative therapy, and their expression and clinicopathological factors were compared...
March 14, 2017: Cancer Science
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