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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534824/isorhynchophylline-a-potent-plant-alkaloid-induces-apoptotic-and-anti-metastatic-effects-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-the-modulation-of-diverse-cell-signaling-cascades
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Hanwool Lee, Seung Ho Baek, Jong Hyun Lee, Chulwon Kim, Jeong-Hyeon Ko, Seok-Geun Lee, Arunachalam Chinnathambi, Sulaiman Ali Alharbi, Woong Mo Yang, Jae-Young Um, Gautam Sethi, Kwang Seok Ahn
Isorhynchophylline (Rhy) is an active pharmacological component of Uncaria rhynchophylla that has been reported previously to exert significant antihypertensive and neuroprotective effects. However, very little is known about its potential anti-cancer activities. This study was carried out to evaluate the anticancer effects of Rhy against various human carcinoma cell lines. We found that Rhy exhibited substantial cytotoxic effect against human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells when compared with other human carcinoma cell lines including those of lung, pancreas, prostate, head and neck, breast, multiple myeloma, brain and renal cell carcinoma...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529742/intraductal-tubulopapillary-neoplasm-accompanied-by-invasive-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Li Niu, Zhigao Xu, Huan Liu, Hong Cao, Guifang Yang
Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasms (ITPNs) are rare pancreatic neoplasms accounting for ~0.4% of pancreatic tumors. However, their clinicopathological characteristics have not been clearly determined and the number of available clinical studies on this type of tumor is limited at present. Due to the rare incidence of ITPN, diagnosis is often delayed. We herein present a unique case of a 38-year-old man who was diagnosed with ITPN accompanied with invasive carcinoma of the pancreas and underwent total pancreatectomy...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529740/copy-number-variation-and-protein-expression-of-dot1l-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-as-a-potential-drug-target
#3
Heike Loeser, Dirk Waldschmidt, Fabian Kuetting, Carina Heydt, Thomas Zander, Patrick Plum, Hakan Alakus, Reinhard Buettner, Alexander Quaas
Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas has a poor prognosis. At present, no relevant personalized targets have been identified. Sequencing studies have implicated gene alterations of disruptor of telomeric silencing 1 like histone lysine methyltransferase (DOT1L) in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. DOT1L is part of the histone modification system and catalyzes methylation of H3K79, which is crucial in cell signaling and DNA damage repair. DOT1L is considered to be a target of therapy in mixed lineage leukemia gene-deficient leukemia cases and a potential target in breast carcinoma...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525424/metastatic-melanoma-with-papillary-features-a-mimic-and-possible-diagnostic-pitfall
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Alberto Valero-Torres, Victor G Prieto, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Carlos A Torres-Cabala, Michael T Tetzlaff, Jonathan L Curry, Doina Ivan, Phyu P Aung
Papillary and pseudopapillary features are histopathologic findings typically associated with carcinomas (thyroid, pancreas, breast, prostate, bladder, kidney, or ovary) or mesothelioma. Melanoma is typically composed of nested and variably pigmented atypical cells. Here, we report a case of in-transit metastasis of melanoma presenting with prominent papillary features, and we discuss the differential diagnoses of neoplasms with papillary features. This case report suggests that the spectrum of neoplasms with papillary features should be expanded to include melanoma, a pattern that, to the best of our knowledge, is uncommon...
June 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522787/surgical-treatment-of-pancreatic-cystic-tumors
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Beata Jabłońska, Łukasz Braszczok, Weronika Szczęsny-Karczewska, Beata Dubiel-Braszczok, Paweł Lampe
The aim of this study was to assess short-term outcomes of surgical treatment of pancreatic cystic tumors (PCTs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 46 patients (31 women and 15 men) who had undergone surgery for pancreatic cystic tumors in our department. RESULTS: Pancreatic cystic tumors were located within the pancreatic head (21), body (11), tail (13), and whole pancreas (1). The following surgical procedures were performed: pancreatoduodenectomy (20), central pancreatectomy (9), distal pancreatectomy (3), distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy (3), distal extended pancreatectomy with splenectomy (2), total pancreatectomy (1), duodenum preserving pancreatic head resection (1), local tumor resection (4), and other procedures (2)...
February 28, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516310/natural-history-of-patients-followed-radiographically-with-mucinous-cysts-of-the-pancreas
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Linda M Pak, Michael I D'Angelica, Ronald P DeMatteo, T Peter Kingham, Vinod P Balachandran, William R Jarnagin, Peter J Allen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of patients presumed to have mucinous cysts of the pancreas who were initially selected for radiographic surveillance. METHODS: Patients with a pancreatic cyst and a measured cyst fluid carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) ≥192 ng/mL were included. Patients were stratified by those who underwent initial resection and those who were recommended for radiographic surveillance. The natural history of these two groups was examined...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511147/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-survival-analysis
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REVIEW
Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Despoina Georgiadou, Prodromos Kanavidis, Olga Riccioni, Charitini Salla, Theodora Psaltopoulou, Theodoros N Sergentanis
The diagnosis and treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas pose dilemmas in the clinical practice. The present study was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Eligible articles were sought in MEDLINE up to 30th April 2016. A pooled Cox regression analysis was performed to evaluate factors potentially associated with overall survival (OS) and relapse-free survival (RFS). Fifty-four cases of pure squamous cell pancreatic carcinomas were identified in total...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501762/poorly-differentiated-gastro-entero-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-are-they-really-heterogeneous-insights-from-the-ffcd-gte-national-cohort
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T Walter, D Tougeron, E Baudin, K Le Malicot, T Lecomte, D Malka, O Hentic, S Manfredi, I Bonnet, R Guimbaud, R Coriat, C Lepère, C Desauw, A Thirot-Bidault, L Dahan, G Roquin, T Aparicio, J-L Legoux, C Lombard-Bohas, J-Y Scoazec, C Lepage, G Cadiot
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis and management of poorly differentiated gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) remain challenging. Recent studies suggest prognostic heterogeneity. We designed within the French Group of Endocrine Tumours a prospective cohort to gain insight in the prognostic stratification and treatment of GEP-NEC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with a diagnosis of GEP-NEC between 1st January 2010 and 31st December 2013 could be included in this national cohort...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499439/the-role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-and-its-crosstalk-with-rac1-rac1b-signaling-in-breast-and-pancreas-carcinoma
#9
REVIEW
Catharina Melzer, Ralf Hass, Juliane von der Ohe, Hendrik Lehnert, Hendrik Ungefroren
This article focusses on the role of TGF-β and its signaling crosstalk with the RHO family GTPases RAC1 and RAC1b in the progression of breast and pancreatic carcinoma. The aggressive nature of these tumor types is mainly due to metastatic dissemination. Metastasis is facilitated by desmoplasia, a peculiar tumor microenvironment and the ability of the tumor cells to undergo epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and to adopt a motile and invasive phenotype. These processes are controlled entirely or in part by TGF-β and the small RHO GTPase RAC1 with both proteins acting as tumor promoters in late-stage cancers...
May 12, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483736/child-with-pancreatic-hydatid-cyst-presenting-with-cholestasis
#10
Nagehan Aslan, Tuğba Koca, Aykut Recep Aktaş, Füsun Zeynep Akçam, Mustafa Akçam
Although hydatid cysts are often seen in the liver and lungs, they may be present in many organs. Even in countries where hydatid cyst disease is endemic, the occurrence of pancreatic hydatid cysts is rare. Pancreatic hydatid cysts are important for the differential diagnosis of patients with pancreatic pseudocysts and cystic carcinomas. We could not find cystic echinococcosis cases which are kept together pancreas and liver in PubMed. In this article, we highlight the fact that pancreatic cystic echinococcosis may play a role in the etiology of cholestasis and that cysts may not be isolated in the pancreas in a pediatric population...
March 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465633/unusual-gastric-tumors-and-tumor-like-lesions-radiological-with-pathological-correlation-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Yuan-Mao Lin, Nai-Chi Chiu, Anna Fen-Yao Li, Chien-An Liu, Yi-Hong Chou, Yi-You Chiou
Although gastric tumors have overlapping radiologic appearances, some unusual tumors may present specific imaging features. Using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), with water as a negative oral contrast agent and intravenous contrast medium, can provide critical information for the diagnosis of gastric diseases. In addition, MDCT can evaluate the involvement of the gastric wall and extragastric extent of the disease, as compared with gastroenteroscopy and double-contrast upper gastrointestinal study...
April 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464920/collision-of-ductal-adenocarcinoma-and-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Simone Serafini, Gianfranco Da Dalt, Gioia Pozza, Stella Blandamura, Michele Valmasoni, Stefano Merigliano, Cosimo Sperti
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous occurrence of exocrine and neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas is very infrequent. We report a patient with an endocrine tumor in the pancreatic-duodenal area and extensive exocrine carcinoma involving the whole pancreas. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old woman was hospitalized in May 2016 for epigastric pain and weight loss. Her past medical history revealed an undefined main pancreatic duct dilation that was subsequently confirmed at CT scan (23 mm) and endoscopic ultrasound...
May 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463669/pancreatic-cystic-lesions-diagnostic-management-and-indications-for-operation-part-i
#13
Ferdinand Bauer
We notice an increasing frequency in the detection and evaluation of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) over the last three decades. They show awide spectrum of imaging and clinical features. The diagnosis and discrimination of these lesions are very important because of the risk for concurrent or later development of malignancy. The main reason is the increased awareness of these lesions and the extensive use of cross-sectional imaging, an always improving technique (1). Commonly, PCLs are diagnosed incidentally during investigation for often unrelated and nonspecific abdominal complaints using state-of-the art abdominal imaging (CT, MRT)...
March 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460473/mir-29a-deficiency-does-not-modify-the-course-of-murine-pancreatic-acinar-carcinoma
#14
James Dooley, Vasiliki Lagou, Josselyn E Garcia-Perez, Uwe Himmelreich, Adrian Liston
The development of cancers involves the complex dysregulation of multiple cellular processes. With key functions in simultaneous regulation of multiple pathways, microRNA (miR) are thought to have important roles in the oncogenic formation process. miR-29a is among the most abundantly expressed miR in the pancreas. Together with altered expression in pancreatic cancer cell lines and biopsies, and known oncogenic functions in leukemia, this expression data has identified miR-29a as a key candidate for miR involvement in pancreatic cancer biology...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456055/unraveling-molecular-pathways-of-poorly-differentiated-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-of-the-gastroenteropancreatic-system-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Daniel M Girardi, Andrea C B Silva, Juliana Florinda M Rêgo, Renata A Coudry, Rachel P Riechelmann
BACKGROUND: Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) are rare and aggressive tumors. Their molecular pathogenesis is still largely unknown, and consequently, the best therapeutic management also remains to be determined. We conducted a systematic review on molecular alterations found in gastroenteropancreatic NECs (GEP-NECs) and discuss potential applications of targeted therapies in setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Systematic review of studies about molecular features in tumor tissues of patients with GEP-NECs...
May 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439733/duodenal-involvement-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-for-patients-with-surgically-resected-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Marco Dal Molin, Amanda L Blackford, Abdulrehman Siddiqui, Aaron Brant, Christy Cho, Neda Rezaee, Jun Yu, Jin He, Matthew Weiss, Ralph H Hruban, Christopher Wolfgang, Michael Goggins
BACKGROUND: The current staging system for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) includes information about size and local extension of the primary tumor (T stage). The value of incorporating any local tumor extension into pancreatic staging systems has been questioned because it often is difficult to evaluate tumor extension to the peri-pancreatic soft tissues and because most carcinomas of the head of the pancreas infiltrate the intra-pancreatic common bile duct. This study sought to evaluate the prognostic implications of having PDAC with local tumor extension...
April 24, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417289/reporting-the-margin-in-pancreaticoduodenectomies-r0-versus-r1
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Chandralekha Shyamsunder Tampi, Somesh Nilkanth, Palepu Jagannath
AIM: This study was conducted to analyze the changes in margin positivity in pancreaticoduodenectomies, on using a standardized protocol, which bread loafs the pancreas and duodenum in the axial plane for adenocarcinomas arising in the pancreatic head, ampulla, terminal common bile duct (CBD), and duodenum, and then to assess whether these tumor subsets involve the margins in different ways. METHODS: The analysis was performed on 70 consecutive specimens, the pre-protocol specimens serving as the control group...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416122/patients-with-a-resected-pancreatic-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-have-a-better-prognosis-than-patients-with-an-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-a-large-single-institution-series
#18
James F Griffin, Andrew J Page, Georges J Samaha, Adrienne Christopher, Feriyl Bhaijee, Maryam K Pezhouh, Niek A Peters, Ralph H Hruban, Jin He, Martin A Makary, Anne Marie Lennon, John L Cameron, Christopher L Wolfgang, Matthew J Weiss
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) are rare pancreas tumors distinguished from intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) by the presence of ovarian-type stroma. Historical outcomes for MCNs vary due to previously ambiguous diagnostic criteria resulting in confusion with IPMNs. This study seeks to characterize and clarify the clinical features and long-term outcomes of MCNs versus IPMNs in the largest single-institution series of pathology-confirmed MCNs to date...
April 11, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413429/falling-under-the-umbrella-cells-a-single-institutional-experience-and-literature-review-of-urothelial-carcinoma-presenting-as-a-primary-pancreatic-mass-on-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
#19
Michael Chambers, Konrad Krall, Shantel Hébert-Magee
Metastases to the pancreas are much less common than primary pancreatic lesions, and there are few reports in the literature of metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC) found in the pancreas. We report two cases of metastatic UC mimicking a primary pancreatic lesion. Two female patients, aged 48 and 83 years, presented with isolated pancreatic lesions causing obstructive jaundice suspicious for pancreatic adenocarcinoma and underwent endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) with rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE)...
2017: CytoJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412205/slc2a1-glut1-expression-in-mural-nodules-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas
#20
Yasunori Oda, Shinichi Aishima, Koji Shindo, Minoru Fujino, Yusuke Mizuuchi, Masami Hattori, Tetsuyuki Miyazaki, Masao Tanaka, Yoshinao Oda
In intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs), the presence of a mural nodule showing a papillary or nodular proliferation of tumor cells in the dilated pancreatic duct is an indication for resection of the IPMN. Solute carrier family 2, facilitated glucose transporter member 1, known as Glucose transporter type 1 (SLC2A1/GLUT1) mediates cellular glucose uptake in many carcinomas and is correlated with increased 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) uptake. We examined SLC2A1/GLUT1 expression in the mural nodules of 180 IPMN specimens to distinguish malignant/benign tumors...
April 12, 2017: Human Pathology
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