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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210074/second-look-surgery-plus-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-at-high-risk-of-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-does-it-really-save-lives
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EDITORIAL
Delia Cortes-Guiral, Dominique Elias, Pedro Antonio Cascales-Campos, Alfredo Badía Yébenes, Ismael Guijo Castellano, Ana Isabel León Carbonero, José Ignacio Martín Valadés, Jesus Garcia-Foncillas, Damian Garcia-Olmo
The treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) of colorectal origin with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has a 5-year recurrence-free or cure rate of at least 16%, so it is no longer labeled as a fatal disease, and offers prolonged survival for patients with a low peritoneal carcinomatosis index. Metachronous PC of colorectal origin is so predictable that there is a model which has been used to successfully determine the individual risk of each patient. Patients at risk are clearly identified; those with the highest risk have small peritoneal nodules present in the first surgery (70% probability of developing PC), ovarian metastases (60%), perforated tumor onset or intraoperative tumor rupture (50%)...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207504/unusual-presentation-of-direct-intraperitoneal-metastases-complicated-with-massive-ascites-from-plasmacytoid-variant-of-bladder-cancer-and-adenocarcinoma-of-colon-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yu-Hua Shao, Chien-Chang Kao, Shou-Hung Tang, Tai-Lung Cha, Chih-Wei Tsao, En Meng, Dah-Shyong Yu, Guang-Huan Sun, Sheng-Tang Wu
BACKGROUND: Plasmacytoid urothelial carcinoma (PUC) is a distinct variant of urinary bladder cancer, with a high propensity for invasion and poor prognosis. These tumors occur most commonly in male patients with the age of reported cases ranging from 46 to 87 years. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 74-year-old male patient having massive ascites and bilateral lower leg edema. Colonoscopy showed a 3-cm lesion in the sigmoid colon and an edematous nonpapillary tumor was found by cystoscopy in the bladder...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205261/stent-placement-prior-to-initiation-of-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-obstructive-nonoperative-left-sided-tumors-is-associated-with-fewer-stomas
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Javier Suárez, Gabriel Marín, Ruth Vera, Dorin Colibaseanu, Juan J Vila, Miguel A Ciga, Begoña Oronoz
BACKGROUND AND OBJETIVES: Due to the potential risks associated with stent placement, European Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy does not recommend prophylactic insertion of stents in patients without symptoms. The aim was to compare complication rates, need of surgery, colostomy formation, and survival between stent placement prior to start of chemotherapy (SEMS group) and upfront ChT (ChT group) in patients with endoscopically non-transverable metastatic left-sided colorectal cancer...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195256/two-cases-of-sudden-death-due-to-pulmonary-tumor-thrombotic-microangiopathy-caused-by-occult-gastric-carcinoma
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M Ben Khelil, Y Chkirbene, H Azzouz, S Haouet, M Hamdoun
We present two cases of occult gastric carcinoma associated to a large pulmonary tumors thrombosis microangiopathy (PTTM). The first case is a 28 years-old man. He was dead due to a respiratory failure. Autopsy showed a whitish indurated mass invading the stomach wall. Histological findings showed a primary "signet ring" gastric adenocarcinoma with pulmonary carcinomatosis and multiple PTTM and a heart metastasis. The second case is a 24 years-old pregnant woman. The main symptoms were nausea and stomach discomfort and they were seen as pregnancy signs...
December 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191357/metastatic-invasive-lobular-breast-cancer-presenting-clinically-with-esophageal-dysphagia
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Lilit Karapetyan, Heather Laird-Fick, Reuben Cuison
Background. Intra-abdominal metastases of invasive lobular breast cancer (ILBC) may be insidious. We report a case of metastatic ILBC that presented with dysphagia within weeks of a negative mammogram and before the development of intra-abdominal symptoms. Case. A 70-year-old female developed esophageal dysphagia. She underwent EGD which showed a short segment of stricture of the distal esophagus without significant mucosal changes. Biopsy was unremarkable and patient underwent lower esophageal sphincter (LES) dilation...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190800/cocoon-carcinomatosa-an-unusual-cause-of-intestinal-obstruction
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Jimil Shah, Amit Kumar, Harjeet Singh, Roshan Agarwala, Vishal Sharma, Surinder S Rana
Abdominal cocoon, also termed sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, is an uncommon entity associated with formation of a fibro-collagenous membrane around intestinal loops resulting in intestinal obstruction. Most reported cases are idiopathic, but many other causes have been implicated in cocoon formation, including use of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, peritoneal tuberculosis, and connective tissue disease. However, peritoneal carcinomatosis is a rarely reported entity that causes this condition...
February 13, 2017: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181817/mathematical-modeling-of-intraperitoneal-drug-delivery-simulation-of-drug-distribution-in-a-single-tumor-nodule
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Margo Steuperaert, Giuseppe Falvo D'Urso Labate, Charlotte Debbaut, Olivier De Wever, Christian Vanhove, Wim Ceelen, Patrick Segers
The intraperitoneal (IP) administration of chemotherapy is an alternative treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis, allowing for higher intratumor concentrations of the cytotoxic agent compared to intravenous administration. Nevertheless, drug penetration depths are still limited to a few millimeters. It is thus necessary to better understand the limiting factors behind this poor penetration in order to improve IP chemotherapy delivery. By developing a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model for drug penetration in a tumor nodule, we investigated the impact of a number of key parameters on the drug transport and penetration depth during IP chemotherapy...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179354/accuracy-of-fdg-pet-ct-in-colorectal-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-potential-tool-for-evaluation-of-chemotherapeutic-response
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Gabriel Liberale, Céline Lecocq, Camilo Garcia, Kristof Muylle, Angélique Covas, Amélie Deleporte, Alain Hendlisz, Fikri Bouazza, Issam El Nakadi, Patrick Flamen
BACKGROUND/AIM: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy may be administered to patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) of colorectal cancer (CRC) origin. This study evaluated the performance of (18)fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (FDG-PET)/computed tomography (CT) in detection of PC from CRC and correlated the most metabolically active quadrant with the most affected peritoneal area determined during surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study compared the performance of FDG-PET/CT for PC diagnosis in 26 patients with CRC with histopathologically-confirmed PC with a control group of 26 patients...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179344/carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-predicts-synchronous-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Manabu Kaneko, Soichiro Ishihara, Koji Murono, Kazuhito Sasaki, Kensuke Otani, Koji Yasuda, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Keisuke Hata, Kazushige Kawai, Hiroaki Nozawa, Hiroshi Nakayama, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Shin Sasaki, Toshiaki Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) has the worst prognosis among all types of metastases, but is difficult to diagnose. This study investigated whether preoperative serum carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9 level can predict synchronous PC in patients with primary CRC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The cases of 395 CRC patients who underwent primary lesion resection were retrospectively reviewed. Risk factors were evaluated by uni- and multivariate analyses from clinicopathological data...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178712/surgical-treatment-for-leptomeningeal-disease
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Andrey A Volkov, Andreas K Filis, Frank D Vrionis
BACKGROUND: Advancements in cancer treatment have led to more cases of leptomeningeal disease, which requires a multimodal approach. METHODS: Treatment modalities are reviewed from a neurosurgical standpoint, focusing on intrathecal chemotherapy and shunting devices. Potential complications and how to avoid them are discussed. RESULTS: The Ommaya reservoir and the chemoport are used for administering intrathecal chemotherapy. Use of ventriculo-lumbar perfusion can efficiently deliver chemotherapeutic agents and improve intracerebral pressure...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159747/nk-cell-recruitment-is-necessary-for-eradication-of-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-with-an-il12-expressing-maraba-virus-cellular-vaccine
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Almohanad A Alkayyal, Lee-Hwa Tai, Michael A Kennedy, Christiano Tanese de Souza, Jiqing Zhang, Charles Lefebvre, Shalini Sahi, Abhirami A Ananth, Ahmad Bakur Mahmoud, Andrew P Makrigiannis, Greg O Cron, Blair Macdonald, E Celia Marginean, David F Stojdl, John C Bell, Rebecca C Auer
Despite improvements in chemotherapy and radical surgical debulking, peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) remains among the most common causes of death from abdominal cancers. Immunotherapies have been effective for selected solid malignancies, but their potential in PC has been little explored. Here, we report that intraperitoneal injection of an infected cell vaccine (ICV), consisting of autologous tumor cells infected ex vivo with an oncolytic Maraba MG1 virus expressing IL12, promotes the migration of activated natural killer (NK) cells to the peritoneal cavity in response to the secretion of IFNγ-induced protein-10 (IP-10) from dendritic cells...
February 3, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156641/in-search-of-the-optimal-outcome-measure-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer-and-gastrointestinal-obstruction-a-qualitative-research-study
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Loretta A Williams, Eduardo Bruera
: 100 Background: Gastrointestinal obstruction (GIO) is the most common indication for palliative surgical consultation in patients with advanced cancer. The purpose of this study was to delineate the symptom burden and experience of patients with GIO. METHODS: Twenty patients with advanced cancer and GIO described symptoms at the time of surgical consultation. We used content analysis of interview transcripts and symptoms were ranked by frequency and compared to a general symptom assessment survey (MD Anderson Symptom Inventory)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149755/state-of-the-art-of-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-central-nervous-system-metastases-from-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Alessandro Inno, Vincenzo Di Noia, Ettore D'Argento, Alessandra Modena, Stefania Gori
Chemotherapy is the mainstay of treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) without molecular drivers. Despite a low penetration of central nervous system (CNS), chemotherapy drugs demonstrated encouraging activity against CNS metastases from NSCLC. Based on the available data, chemotherapy should be considered as an important part of the multidisciplinary treatment of CNS metastases. Particularly, platinum-based regimens represent the most active combinations and pemetrexed is associated with a meaningful clinical benefit for patients with non-squamous histology...
December 2016: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143444/peritoneal-and-genital-coccidioidomycosis-in-an-otherwise-healthy-danish-female-a-case-report
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Ole Bæk, Karen Astvad, Reza Serizawa, Lawrence J Wheat, Pia T Brenøe, Ann-Brit E Hansen
BACKGROUND: Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection that usually presents as a primary lung infection. The fungus is endemic to the Southwest United States of America, northern Mexico and parts of Central and South America the infection is rare outside these areas. However, some patients develop disseminated infection that can lie dormant for several years and can present itself in travelers. We report the first case of extra pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis in a non-immunocompromised individual in Denmark...
January 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138878/preoperative-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-is-an-independent-prognostic-marker-and-superior-to-carcinoembryonic-antigen-in-colorectal-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-patients-undergoing-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
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Tiffany Sin Hui Bong, Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Claramae Chia, Khee Chee Soo, Melissa Ching Ching Teo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the prognostic significance of preoperative inflammatory-based indices, platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in predicting overall survival (OS) in patients with colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis (CPC) treated with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). METHODS: Sixty patients with pathologically confirmed CPC treated with CRS and HIPEC between 2003 and 2015 were included...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138027/met-copy-number-gain-is-associated-with-gefitinib-resistance-in-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-of-egfr-mutant-lung-cancer
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Shigeki Nanjo, Sachiko Arai, Wei Wang, Shinji Takeuchi, Tadaaki Yamada, Akito Hata, Nobuyuki Katakami, Yasunori Okada, Seiji Yano
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC) occurs frequently in EGFR-mutant lung cancer, and develops acquired resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs). This study aimed to clarify the mechanism of EGFR-TKI resistance in LMC and seek for a novel therapeutic strategy. We examined EGFR mutations, including the T790M gatekeeper mutation, in 32 re-biopsy specimens from 12 LMC and 20 extracranial lesions of EGFR-mutant lung cancer patients who became refractory to EGFR-TKI treatment. All the 32 specimens had the same baseline EGFR mutations, but the T790M mutation was less frequent in LMC specimens than in extracranial specimens (8% vs...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133300/-a-case-of-undifferentiated-carcinoma-of-the-sigmoid-colon-that-responded-to-paclitaxel-and-carboplatin-chemotherapy
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Shingo Toyama, Katsuyoshi Kudoh, Shinobu Ohnuma, Satoko Sato, Naoki Tanaka, Takeshi Aoki, Hirofumi Imoto, Hideaki Karasawa, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Munenori Nagao, Tomoya Abe, Hiroaki Musha, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Takeshi Naitoh, Michiaki Unno
We report a case of a 72-year-old woman who was initially diagnosed with ovarian cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis. Systemic chemotherapy consisting of paclitaxel and carboplatin(TC)was administered. Although a partial response(PR)was achieved after the 4 courses of TC, this regimen was discontinued due to severe adverse events. Ten months after discontinuation of TC, because abdominal CT and colonoscopy showed an intra-tumoral abscess caused by invasion of the tumor to the sigmoid colon, abdominal total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and a Hartmann's operation were performed to control the disease symptoms...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124449/patients-experiences-of-their-everyday-life-14%C3%A2-months-after-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-a-qualitative-follow-up-study
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Christine Leo Swenne, Eva Jangland, Erebouni Arakelian
BACKGROUND: Patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy have a long recovery process. AIM: To describe patients' experiences of their everyday lives after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. METHOD: A follow-up study with a qualitative, descriptive design. Data were collected by individual, in-depth telephone interviews with 16 patients who had been treated for peritoneal carcinomatosis 14 months earlier at a university hospital in Sweden...
January 25, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118296/malignancy-risk-of-sonographically-benign-appearing-purely-solid-adnexal-masses-in-asymptomatic-postmenopausal-women
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Juan Luis Alcazar, Maria Angela Pascual, Reyes Marquez, Silvia Ajossa, Leire Juez, Betlem Graupera, Alba Piras, Lourdes Hereter, Stefano Guerriero
OBJECTIVE: To assess the natural history of benign appearing purely solid ovarian lesions in asymptomatic postmenopausal women. METHODS: Retrospective observational cohort study comprising 99 women (mean age, 58.2 years, ranging from 50 to 77 years) diagnosed as having a purely solid ovarian lesion at transvaginal ultrasound between April 2001 and October 2015. Inclusion criteria were as follows: asymptomatic postmenopausal women with a well-defined purely solid ovarian lesion with International Ovarian Tumor Analysis color score 1 or 2, without ascites and/or signs of carcinomatosis...
January 23, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117516/metastatic-breast-carcinoma-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-a-cytopathological-review-of-15-cases
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Rema Rao, Syed A Hoda, Alan Marcus, Rana S Hoda
The incidence of metastatic carcinoma to the meninges ("meningeal carcinomatosis" [MC]) is increasing due to longer survival of patients and improved imaging techniques. Currently, MC is best diagnosed by cytopathological evaluation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Breast primaries are the commonest cause of MC; although cytopathological features thereof have not been, as yet, fully characterized. In this study of meningeal mammary carcinomatosis, relevant clinicopathological data and archived cytopathological preparations of all "suspicious" and "positive" CSF specimens (1992-2015), from patients with a history of breast carcinoma, were retrieved and reviewed...
January 24, 2017: Breast Journal
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