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Esophageal tumor

Alexander D Jobrack, Suman Goel, Alvin M Cotlar
Introduction: Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are of neuroectodermal origin and account for 0.5% of soft tissue tumors. They are most prevalent in African-Americans in the fourth to sixth decades, with a predilection for the head and neck regions. GCTs usually resemble more common lesions and hence are difficult to diagnose preoperatively. The tumor is readily identified on needle biopsy. Although usually benign with a malignancy rate of only 2-3%, the malignant form has a reported 3-yr mortality of 60%...
March 14, 2018: Military Medicine
Muhammad Khairi Ahmad, Nur Ainina Abdollah, Nurul Husna Shafie, Narazah Mohd Yusof, Siti Razila Abdul Razak
Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are the main regulators of cellular proliferation, growth, and survival in physiological or pathological conditions. Aberrant MAPK signaling plays a pivotal role in carcinogenesis, which leads to development and progression of human cancer. Dual-specificity phosphatase 6 (DUSP6), a member of the MAPK phosphatase family, interacts with specifically targeted extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 via negative feedback regulation in the MAPK pathway of mammalian cells...
February 2018: Cancer Biology & Medicine
Heather L Lehman, Michal Kidacki, Joshua I Warrick, Douglas B Stairs
Four out of five patients diagnosed with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) will die within five years. This is primarily a result of the aggressive invasive potential of the disease. Our research is focused on the interplay between tumor suppressors and oncogenes in the invasive process. Specifically, EGFR and p120-catenin (p120ctn) are commonly dysregulated genes that are indicative of poor prognosis in ESCC. In a previous study we demonstrated that in our 3D organotypic culture model, only when EGFR overexpression is combined with p120ctn inactivation do the cells transform and invade - as opposed to either event alone...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Taigo Kato, Tatsuo Matsuda, Yuji Ikeda, Jae-Hyun Park, Matthias Leisegang, Sachiko Yoshimura, Tetsuro Hikichi, Makiko Harada, Makda Zewde, Sho Sato, Kosei Hasegawa, Kazuma Kiyotani, Yusuke Nakamura
Neoantigens are the main targets of tumor-specific T cells reactivated by immune checkpoint-blocking antibodies or when using tumor-infiltrating T cells for adoptive therapy. While cancers often accumulate hundreds of mutations and harbor several immunogenic neoantigens, the repertoire of mutation-specific T cells in patients might be restricted. To bypass suboptimal conditions, which impede the reactivation of existing T cells or the priming of neoantigen-specific T cells in a patient, we employ T cells of healthy donors with an overlapping HLA repertoire to target cancer neoantigens...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Yiran Ao, Qin Zhao, Kai Yang, Gang Zheng, Xiaoqing Lv, Xiaoli Su
Clock genes are the core of the circadian rhythms in the human body and are important in regulating normal physiological functions. To date, research has indicated that the clock gene, period circadian clock 2 ( PER2 ), is downregulated in numerous types of cancer, and that it is associated with cancer occurrence and progression via the regulation of various downstream cell cycle genes. However, it remains unclear whether the decreased expression of PER2 influences the expression of other clock genes in cancer cells...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Tomoki Shimizu, Junko Fujisaki, Masami Omae, Akira Yamasaki, Yusuke Horiuchi, Akiyoshi Ishiyama, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Toshiaki Hirasawa, Yorimasa Yamamoto, Tomohiro Tsuchida
BACKGROUND: In recent years, effective outcomes of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for esophagogastric junction cancer including short-segment Barrett's esophagus (SSBE) cancer have been reported. However, the efficacy of ESD for long-segment Barrett's esophagus (LSBE) cancer is unknown. AIM: To clarify the treatment outcomes of ESD for LSBE cancer versus SSBE cancer. METHODS: A total of 86 patients with 91 superficial Barrett's esophageal adenocarcinomas who underwent ESD were enrolled; of these, 68 had underlying SSBE and 18 had LSBE...
March 14, 2018: Digestion
Marie C Matrka, Katherine A Cimperman, Sarah R Haas, Geraldine Guasch, Lisa A Ehrman, Ronald R Waclaw, Kakajan Komurov, Adam Lane, Kathryn A Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Susanne I Wells
Esophageal cancer occurs as either squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) or adenocarcinoma. ESCCs comprise almost 90% of cases worldwide, and recur with a less than 15% five-year survival rate despite available treatments. The identification of new ESCC drivers and therapeutic targets is critical for improving outcomes. Here we report that expression of the human DEK oncogene is strongly upregulated in esophageal SCC based on data in the cancer genome atlas (TCGA). DEK is a chromatin-associated protein with important roles in several nuclear processes including gene transcription, epigenetics, and DNA repair...
March 14, 2018: PLoS Genetics
Shiqi Wang, Shang Lin, Hu Wang, Jianjun Yang, Pengfei Yu, Qingchuan Zhao, Mengbin Li
BACKGROUND: The incidence of tumors located in the upper third of the stomach is increasing, and the use of radical proximal gastrectomy is becoming prevalent. After a proximal gastrectomy, various reconstructions are performed, but surgical outcomes are controversial. This study was performed to review clinical outcomes of reconstructions after proximal gastrectomy. METHODS: Inclusion criteria focused on postoperative complications of patients who underwent a proximal gastrectomy for gastric cancer...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Patrick Sven Plum, Arnulf Heinrich Hölscher, Kristin Pacheco Godoy, Henner Schmidt, Felix Berlth, Seung-Hun Chon, Hakan Alakus, Elfriede Bollschweiler
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the prognosis of patients with esophageal cancer after non-curative endoscopic resection (ER) followed by esophagectomy (ER + S) with that of patients after primary surgery (PS). METHODS: Between 2000 and 2015, 287 patients had esophagectomy for T1 esophageal cancer. 81 of these patients underwent at least one ER in curative intention before surgery (7 squamous cell carcinomas, 74 adenocarcinomas)...
March 13, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Liangli Hong, Ying Zhang, Zhaoyong Liu
Neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of the esophagus and gastric cardia is a rare tumor, and the Chaoshan region has one of the highest incidences of esophageal and gastric cardia cancer (GCC) worldwide. The aim of this study was to characterize the clinicopathologic features of esophageal NEC ( n = 67) and gastric cardia NEC ( n = 13) cases identified over a 9-year period in the Chaoshan region. Esophageal NECs were either purely NEC ( n = 47) or mixed with squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma ( n = 20). For GCC; pure NEC was found in 5 cases, whereas 8 cases were mixed with adenocarcinomas...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
Duk Hwan Moon, Jae Hyun Jeon, Hee Chul Yang, Young-Il Kim, Jong Yeul Lee, Moon Soo Kim, Jong Mog Lee, Geon-Kook Lee
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the clinicopathological implications of intramural metastasis (IM) in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 743 patients who underwent esophagectomy. Among these patients, IM was detected in 41 patients (5.5%). The clinicopathological features of IM and its influence on postoperative recurrence were investigated. RESULTS: In total, 710 male patients and 33 female patients with a mean age of 64...
March 10, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Junko Aida, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Tomio Arai, Kaiyo Takubo
Endoscopic resection (ER) has become the standard therapy for superficial Barrett's carcinoma (BC) in Japan and other countries. Patients undergoing ER sometimes require additional treatment because of recurrence of lymph node metastasis (LNM). We attempted to clarify the histopathologic risk factors for LNM, and the difference between these risk factors for Japanese patients and the conventional risk factors documented for Western patients. This multi-center study included 12 leading institutions belonging to the Japan Research Society for Early Esophageal Cancer and Chromoendoscopy, and was based on a questionnaire designed to gather data on the features of superficial BC cases, except for high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia, treated at those institutions...
March 10, 2018: Human Pathology
Yan Qiao, Tingting Yang, Yong Gan, Wenzhen Li, Chao Wang, Yanhong Gong, Zuxun Lu
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have clarified the potential associations between regular aspirin use and cancers. However, it remains controversial on whether aspirin use decreases the risk of cancers risks. Therefore, we conducted an updated meta-analysis to assess the associations between aspirin use and cancers. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science databases were systematically searched up to March 2017 to identify relevant studies. Relative risks (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to assess the strength of associations...
March 13, 2018: BMC Cancer
Roelof J Beukinga, Jan Binne Hulshoff, Véronique E M Mul, Walter Noordzij, Gursah Kats-Ugurlu, Riemer H J A Slart, John T M Plukker
Purpose To assess the value of baseline and restaging fluorine 18 (18 F) fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) radiomics in predicting pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy (NCRT) in patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer. Materials and Methods In this retrospective study, 73 patients with histologic analysis-confirmed T1/N1-3/M0 or T2-4a/N0-3/M0 esophageal cancer were treated with NCRT followed by surgery (Chemoradiotherapy for Esophageal Cancer followed by Surgery Study regimen) between October 2014 and August 2017...
March 14, 2018: Radiology
Shuai Wang, Junjie Xi, Zongwu Lin, Jiatao Hao, Can Yao, Cheng Zhan, Wei Jiang, Yu Shi, Qun Wang
Ku80 is an important DNA repair protein. Here, this study sought to investigate clinical impacts of Ku80 expression for patients with superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Immunohistochemical analysis of Ku80 expression was carried out in normal esophageal mucosa, squamous epithelial dysplasia, carcinoma in situ, and superficial ESCC. Its relationships with clinicopathological features and survival of superficial ESCC patients were further clarified. Lentivirus-mediated RNA interference was used to silence Ku80 gene in ECA109 and KYSE150 cells...
March 13, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Yasufumi Koterazawa, Tetsu Nakamura, Taro Oshikiri, Shingo Kanaji, Shinwa Tanaka, Tsukasa Ishida, Kimihiro Yamashita, Takeru Matsuda, Yoshinori Morita, Satoshi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Kakeji
PURPOSE: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is widely used to treat esophageal cancer, but some patients require additional treatment due to the possibility of lymph node metastasis. The aim of this study was to elucidate the clinical outcomes of these additional treatments. METHODS: The study included 59 patients who developed superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma after noncurative ESD treated between 2005 and 2016, of whom 28 underwent esophagectomy and 31 received chemoradiotherapy (CRT)...
March 12, 2018: Surgery Today
Abulajiang Abudureheman, Julaiti Ainiwaer, Zhichao Hou, Madiniyat Niyaz, Abdugheni Turghun, Ayshamgul Hasim, Haiping Zhang, Xiaomei Lu, Ilyar Sheyhidin
BACKGROUND: MLL2 has been identified as one of the most frequently mutated genes in a variety of cancers including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, its clinical significance and prognostic value in ESCC has not been elucidated. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the expression and role of MLL2 in ESCC. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and qRT-PCR were used to examine the expression profile of MLL2. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and univariate and multivariate Cox analyses were used to investigate the clinical and prognostic significance of MLL2 expression in Kazakh ESCC patients...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Cheng-Liang Yang, Xiao-Li Zheng, Ke Ye, Hong Ge, Ya-Nan Sun, Yu-Fei Lu, Qing-Xia Fan
N-Myc downstream-regulated gene 2 (NDRG2) has recently revealed as a candidate tumor suppressor gene. To inhibit tumor growth and decrease morbidity of esophageal cancer (EC), this study aims to test the hypothesis that the upregulation of NDRG2 may suppress proliferation, invasion, migration and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of EC cells by regulating the AKT/XIAP signaling pathway. Immunohistochemistry was conducted for the identification of NDRG2, protein kinase B (p-AKT), X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) in EC tissues...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Douglas Z Liou, Leah M Backhus, Natalie S Lui, Joseph B Shrager, Mark F Berry
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes between induction chemotherapy alone (ICA) and induction chemoradiation (ICR) in patients with locally advanced distal esophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Patients in the National Cancer Database treated with ICA or ICR followed by esophagectomy between 2006 and 2012 for cT1-3N1M0 or T3N0M0 adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus were compared using logistic regression, Kaplan-Meier analysis, and Cox proportional hazards methods. RESULTS: The study group included 4763 patients, of whom 4323 patients (90...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Penny Fang, Wen Jiang, Rajayogesh Davuluri, Cai Xu, Sunil Krishnan, Radhe Mohan, Albert C Koong, Charles C Hsu, Steven H Lin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neoadjuvant chemoradiation (nCRT) can reduce tumor infiltrating lymphocytes. We examined absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) nadir during nCRT for esophageal cancer (EC) and pathologic complete response (pCR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with stage I-IVA EC (n = 313) treated 2007-2013 with nCRT followed by surgery were analyzed. ALC was obtained before, during/weekly, and one month after CRT. pCR was defined as no viable tumor cells at surgery...
March 9, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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