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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091898/the-outcomes-of-radiotherapy-and-factors-that-predict-overall-survival-in-elderly-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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H Yin, M E, H Zhang, C Wang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate radiotherapy in terms of both feasibility and efficacy for the treatment of 206 elderly patients (≥70 years) with unresectable ESCC and to investigate the factors that predict overall survival in those patients. METHODS: Totally, 206 elderly patients with esophageal cancer (≥70 years) treated with RT for ESCC in the Harbin Medical University Affiliated Tumor Hospital were retrospectively enrolled. Radiation treatment results and side effects were evaluated...
January 13, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079231/primary-neuroendocrine-neoplasm-of-the-esophagus-report-of-14-cases-from-a-single-institute-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Francisco Tustumi, Flavio Roberto Takeda, Rodrigo Hideki Uema, Guilherme Luiz Stelko Pereira, Rubens Antonio Aissar Sallum, Ivan Cecconello
BACKGROUND: Most prevalent esophageal neoplasm is squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Other tumors are uncommon and poorly studied. Primary neuroendocrine esophageal neoplasm is a rare carcinoma and most of its therapy management is based on lung neuroendocrine studies. Neuroendocrine tumors can be clustered in the following subtypes: high grade (small cell carcinoma or large cell carcinoma) and low grade (carcinoids). OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to assess clinical and pathological neuroendocrine esophageal tumors in a single oncologic center...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078443/double-stenting-with-silicone-and-metallic-stents-for-malignant-airway-stenosis
#3
Keitaro Matsumoto, Naoya Yamasaki, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Takuro Miyazaki, Ryotaro Kamohara, Go Hatachi, Takeshi Nagayasu
For severe malignant airway stenosis, there are several types of commercially available airway stents, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. We herein describe the safety and efficacy of combination stenting with silicone and metallic stents for patients with extended malignant airway stenosis. Seven patients with malignant airway stenosis were treated via combination stenting with a silicone stent and a metallic stent for extended airway stenosis from the central to peripheral airways. Five patients were diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer, two of whom had tracheoesophageal fistulas...
January 11, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078110/radioembolization-with-90-y-glass-microspheres-for-the-treatment-of-unresectable-metastatic-liver-disease-from-chemotherapy-refractory-gastrointestinal-cancers-final-report-of-a-prospective-pilot-study
#4
Nicholas Fidelman, Robert K Kerlan, Randall A Hawkins, Miguel Pampaloni, Andrew G Taylor, Maureen P Kohi, K Pallav Kolli, Chloe E Atreya, Emily K Bergsland, R Kate Kelley, Andrew H Ko, W Michael Korn, Katherine Van Loon, Ryan M McWhirter, Jennifer Luan, Curt Johanson, Alan P Venook
BACKGROUND: This prospective pilot single-institution study was undertaken to document the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of radioembolization of liver-dominant metastatic gastrointestinal cancer using (90)Y glass microspheres. METHODS: Between June 2010 and October 2013, 42 adult patients (26 men, 16 women; median age 60 years) with metastatic chemotherapy-refractory unresectable colorectal (n=21), neuroendocrine (n=11), intrahepatic bile duct (n=7), pancreas (n=2), and esophageal (n=1) carcinomas underwent 60 lobar or segmental administrations of (90)Y glass microspheres...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078108/egfr-family-and-cmet-expression-profiles-and-prognostic-significance-in-esophagogastric-adenocarcinoma
#5
Ellie Chan, Ahmad Alkhasawneh, Lizette Vila Duckworth, Tabish Aijaz, Tania Zuluaga Toro, Xiaomin Lu, Steven J Hughes, Amy Collinsworth, Thomas J George
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapy with anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) monoclonal antibody in patients with HER2 overexpressed esophagogastric adenocarcinoma (EGA) improves survival; however, the effect is transient due to the development of resistance. Some studies suggest that cMet overexpression provides cross talk for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and HER2 inhibition. We sought to characterize the expression profile of the EGFR family and cMet receptors in untreated, resected EGA...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078107/phase-ii-study-of-bevacizumab-and-preoperative-chemoradiation-for-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#6
Geoffrey Y Ku, Manjit S Bains, Do Joong Park, Yelena Y Janjigian, Valerie W Rusch, Nabil P Rizk, Sam S Yoon, Brittanie Millang, Marinela Capanu, Karyn A Goodman, David H Ilson
BACKGROUND: A standard-of-care for locally advanced esophageal and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma is pre-operative chemoradiation. Elevated levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) have been associated with worse outcomes following chemoradiation and anti-VEGF therapies can potentiate radiation efficacy. METHODS: In this single-arm phase II study, we added bevacizumab to induction chemotherapy and concurrent chemoradiation with cisplatin/irinotecan for locally advanced esophageal and GEJ adenocarcinomas...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077159/concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-combined-with-enteral-nutrition-support-a-radical-treatment-strategy-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-with-malignant-fistulae
#7
Li Ma, Guang-Yu Luo, Yu-Feng Ren, Bo Qiu, Hong Yang, Chun-Xia Xie, Song-Ran Liu, Shi-Liang Liu, Zhao-Lin Chen, Qun Li, Jian-Hua Fu, Meng-Zhong Liu, Yong-Hong Hu, Wen-Feng Ye, Hui Liu
BACKGROUND: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) significantly increases the survival rate of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients with malignant fistulae. Recent clinical evidence has shown the benefits of enteral nutrition for malnourished cancer patients. In this study, we aimed to validate that, with the support of enteral nutrition, ESCC patients who develop malignant fistulae might be able to complete CCRT and achieve long-term survival. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 652 patients with ESCC who received definitive CCRT at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center between January 2010 and December 2012...
January 11, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077137/aberrant-methylation-of-dact1-and-dact2-are-associated-with-tumor-progression-and-poor-prognosis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#8
Yan-Li Guo, Bao-En Shan, Wei Guo, Zhi-Ming Dong, Zhen Zhou, Su-Peng Shen, Xin Guo, Jia Liang, Gang Kuang
BACKGROUND: The DACT (Dishevelled-associated antagonist of β-catenin) family of scaffold proteins may play important roles in tumorigenesis. However, the epigenetic changes of DACT1, 2, 3 and their effect on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) have not been investigated so far. The aim of this study was to investigate the promoter methylation and expression of DACT family, in order to elucidate more information on the role of DACT with regard to the progression and prognosis of ESCC...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076472/evaluation-of-lymphatic-spread-visceral-metastasis-and-tumoral-local-invasion-in-esophageal-carcinomas
#9
Francisco Tustumi, Cintia Mayumi Sakurai Kimura, Flavio Roberto Takeda, Rubens Antônio Aissar Sallum, Ulysses Ribeiro-Junior, Ivan Cecconello
Background: Knowing esophageal tumors behavior in relationship to lymph node involvement, distant metastases and local tumor invasion is of paramount importance for the best esophageal tumors management. Aim: To describe lymph node involvement, distant metastases, and local tumor invasion in esophageal carcinoma, according to tumor topography and histology. Methods: A total of 444 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and 105 adenocarcinoma were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075104/esophageal-cancer
#10
Matthew W Short, Kristina G Burgers, Vincent T Fry
Esophageal cancer has a poor prognosis and high mortality rate, with an estimated 16,910 new cases and 15,910 deaths projected in 2016 in the United States. Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma account for more than 95% of esophageal cancers. Squamous cell carcinoma is more common in nonindustrialized countries, and important risk factors include smoking, alcohol use, and achalasia. Adenocarcinoma is the predominant esophageal cancer in developed nations, and important risk factors include chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease, obesity, and smoking...
January 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072693/comparative-evaluation-of-target-volumes-defined-by-deformable-and-rigid-registration-of-diagnostic-pet-ct-to-planning-ct-in-primary-esophageal-cancer
#11
Yanluan Guo, Jianbin Li, Peng Zhang, Qian Shao, Min Xu, Yankang Li
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the geometrical differences of target volumes propagated by deformable image registration (DIR) and rigid image registration (RIR) to assist target volume delineation between diagnostic Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and planning CT for primary esophageal cancer (EC). METHODS: Twenty-five patients with EC sequentially underwent a diagnostic F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT scan and planning CT simulation. Only 19 patients with maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) ≥ 2...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070231/roux-en-y-augmented-gastric-advancement-an-alternative-technique-for-concurrent-esophageal-and-pyloric-stenosis-secondary-to-corrosive-intake
#12
Talat Waseem, Asad Azim, Muhammad Hasham Ashraf, Khawaja M Azim
Select group of patients with concurrent esophageal and gastric stricturing secondary to corrosive intake requires colonic or free jejunal transfer. These technically demanding reconstructions are associated with significant complications and have up to 18% ischemic conduit necrosis. Following corrosive intake, up to 30% of such patients have stricturing at the pyloro-duodenal canal area only and rest of the stomach is available for rather less complex and better perfused gastrointestinal reconstruction. Here we describe an alternative technique where we utilize stomach following distal gastric resection along with Roux-en-Y reconstruction instead of colonic or jejunal interposition...
December 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069583/mir-375-suppresses-invasion-and-metastasis-by-direct-targeting-of-shox2-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#13
Jun Yi, Li Jin, Jing Chen, Bing Feng, Zhenyue He, Longbang Chen, Haizhu Song
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the most common histological type in China. MicroRNAs are endogenously expressed in mammals and play a significant role in tumor invasion and metastasis by targeting potential downstream genes. In the present study, microarray analysis showed that miR-375 expression was distinctly downregulated in ESCC compared with that in normal esophageal epithelium tissues. Then, luciferase reporter assay showed that SHOX2 was the direct downstream target of miR-375 and this interaction was confirmed by the rescue experiments...
January 8, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066599/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expression-in-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
#14
Hai-Xia Qu, Li-Ping Zhao, Shu-Hui Zhan, Chang-Xin Geng, Lin Xu, Yong-Ning Xin, Xiang-Jun Jiang
BACKGROUND: The clinicopathological and prognostic significance of programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains controversial. To investigate this question, we conducted a meta-analysis. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search of electronic databases (up to July 10, 2016) was performed for relevant studies using multiple search strategies. Correlation between PD-L1 expression and clinicopathological features/overall survival (OS) was analyzed...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064398/prognostic-significance-of-hyperfibrinogenemia-in-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#15
Takashi Suzuki, Hideaki Shimada, Tatsuki Nanami, Yoko Oshima, Satoshi Yajima, Naohiro Washizawa, Hironori Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Preoperative hyperfibrinogenemia is associated with inflammatory mediators and a poor prognosis in several types of cancer. However, there is no published information on the monitoring of patients with preoperative hyperfibrinogenemia after surgery. The aim of the study reported here was to assess the clinicopathological and prognostic significance of plasma fibrinogen levels in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma before and after surgical treatment. METHODS: Plasma fibrinogen levels were analyzed before surgical treatment (endoscopic submucosal dissection and surgery) in 82 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062361/redox-signaling-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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Salvador Pérez, Raquel Taléns-Visconti, Sergio Rius-Pérez, Isabela Finamor, Juan Sastre
Redox signaling regulates physiological self-renewal, proliferation, migration and differentiation in gastrointestinal epithelium by modulating Wnt/β-catenin and Notch signaling pathways mainly through NADPH oxidases (NOXs). In the intestine, intracellular and extracellular thiol redox status modulates the proliferative potential of epithelial cells. Furthermore, commensal bacteria contribute to intestine epithelial homeostasis through NOX1- and dual oxidase 2-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS). The loss of redox homeostasis is involved in the pathogenesis and development of a wide diversity of gastrointestinal disorders, such as Barrett's esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, peptic ulcer, gastric cancer, ischemic intestinal injury, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer...
January 3, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059964/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-pathological-tumor-extent-in-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-plus-surgery-for-esophageal-or-junctional-cancer
#17
Joel Shapiro, Katharina Biermann, David van Klaveren, G Johan A Offerhaus, Fiebo J W Ten Kate, Sybren L Meijer, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Ewout W Steyerberg, Bas P L Wijnhoven, J Jan B van Lanschot
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine pretreatment pathological tumor extent in the resection specimen after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) and to assess its prognostic value in patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS: Patients with esophageal cancer, treated with nCRT plus surgery were included (2003-2011). Pretreatment pathological T-stage (prepT-stage) and N-stage (prepN-stage) were estimated based on the extent of regressional changes and residual tumor cells in the resection specimen...
February 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059963/p53-and-sox2-protein-expression-predicts-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-in-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
#18
Sophie H van Olphen, Katharina Biermann, Joel Shapiro, Bas P L Wijnhoven, Eelke L A Toxopeus, Ate van der Gaast, Hans A Stoop, Jan J B van Lanschot, Manon C W Spaander, Marco J Bruno, Leendert H J Looijenga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the association between p53, SOX2, and CD44 protein expression and tumor response, and to validate potential predictive biomarker(s) in an independent cohort. BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) followed by surgery has become a standard of care for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). However, the response to nCRT is highly variable among patients. METHODS: EAC patients who underwent nCRT and surgery, between January 2003 and December 2014 at the Erasmus University Medical Center, were included and divided into a primary (n = 77) and a validation cohort (n = 70)...
February 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057100/-relationship-between-metastatic-lymph-node-and-prognosis-of-esophageal-cancer-patients-treated-with-following-radical-esophagectomy
#19
W Y Deng, C Wei, N Li, Y P Zhang, W Shen, C Zhang, S X Luo
Objective: To investigate the number of metastatic lymph nodes (pN) and the metastatic lymph node ratio (LNR) on the post-surgical prognosis of patients with esophageal cancer (EC). Methods: A retrospective analysis of 573 inpatients diagnosed as esophageal carcinomas from March 2008 to June 2012 was carried out.All pathologic specimen were reviewed by pathologists from Henan Tumor Hospital.The Kaplan-Meier method was used to calculate survival rates, and survival curves were compared with the Log-rank test...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056868/fdg-pet-using-suvmax-for-preoperative-t-staging-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-and-without-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
#20
Yung-Cheng Huang, Hung-I Lu, Shun-Chen Huang, Chien-Chin Hsu, Nan-Tsing Chiu, Yu-Ming Wang, Yi-Chun Chiu, Shau-Hsuan Li
BACKGROUND: Accurate T-staging is pivotal for predicting prognosis and selecting appropriate therapies for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The diagnostic performance of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for its T-staging is uncertain. We investigated use of FDG PET/CT for preoperative T-staging of patients with ESCC. METHODS: Patients with ESCC given preoperative FDG PET/CT scans, either with (CRT([+]) group) or without (CRT([-]) group) neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, were retrospectively reviewed...
January 5, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
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