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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044941/clinical-significance-of-changes-in-systemic-inflammatory-markers-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-levels-in-predicting-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-prognosis-and-chemotherapy-response
#1
In-Ho Kim, Ji Eun Lee, Ji Hyun Yang, Joon Won Jeong, Sangmi Ro, Myung Ah Lee
AIM: Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is associated with poor prognosis, and biomarkers are required for predicting survival and chemotherapy response. This study aimed to evaluate the significance of changes in systemic inflammatory markers and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels in predicting mCRC prognosis and chemotherapy response. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 503 patients who received first-line palliative chemotherapy for mCRC between 2008 and 2014 at a tertiary hospital in Korea were evaluated...
October 18, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043412/randomized-study-of-etirinotecan-pegol-versus-irinotecan-as-second-line-treatment-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#2
Heinz-Josef Lenz, Philip Philip, Mark Saunders, Tatjana Kolevska, Kalyan Mukherjee, Leslie Samuel, Shailesh Bondarde, Tracy Dobbs, Mary Tagliaferri, Ute Hoch, Alison L Hannah, Maurice Berkowitz
PURPOSE: Etirinotecan pegol (EP) is a long-acting topoisomerase-I inhibitor designed to provide sustained exposure to SN-38 (active metabolite of irinotecan). This phase II study compared EP versus irinotecan as second-line treatment for KRAS-mutant, irinotecan-naïve, metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). METHODS: Patients were randomized to EP 145 mg/m(2) or irinotecan 350 mg/m(2) Q21d until disease progression/unacceptable toxicity. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival (PFS) with response determined by central radiologic review (RECIST version 1...
October 17, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041989/links-of-gut-microbiota-composition-with-alcohol-dependence-syndrome-and-alcoholic-liver-disease
#3
Veronika B Dubinkina, Alexander V Tyakht, Vera Y Odintsova, Konstantin S Yarygin, Boris A Kovarsky, Alexander V Pavlenko, Dmitry S Ischenko, Anna S Popenko, Dmitry G Alexeev, Anastasiya Y Taraskina, Regina F Nasyrova, Evgeny M Krupitsky, Nino V Shalikiani, Igor G Bakulin, Petr L Shcherbakov, Lyubov O Skorodumova, Andrei K Larin, Elena S Kostryukova, Rustam A Abdulkhakov, Sayar R Abdulkhakov, Sergey Y Malanin, Ruzilya K Ismagilova, Tatiana V Grigoryeva, Elena N Ilina, Vadim M Govorun
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse has deleterious effects on human health by disrupting the functions of many organs and systems. Gut microbiota has been implicated in the pathogenesis of alcohol-related liver diseases, with its composition manifesting expressed dysbiosis in patients suffering from alcoholic dependence. Due to its inherent plasticity, gut microbiota is an important target for prevention and treatment of these diseases. Identification of the impact of alcohol abuse with associated psychiatric symptoms on the gut community structure is confounded by the liver dysfunction...
October 17, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041002/astragaloside-iv-induced-mir-134-expression-reduces-emt-and-increases-chemotherapeutic-sensitivity-by-suppressing-creb1-signaling-in-colorectal-cancer-cell-line-sw-480
#4
Qi Ye, Li Su, Dagui Chen, Wenyi Zheng, Ye Liu
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Although chemotherapy is the primary means in colorectal cancer treatment, it is burdenerd by adverse drug effects. Drug-resistance is one of the most important challenges for chemotherapy and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays critical role in the development of drug resistance. AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms underlying the effect of astragaloside IV (AS-IV) on miR-134 expression, EMT and chemotherapeutic sensitivity in CRC...
October 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039557/microrna%C3%A2-663-suppresses-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-by-directly-targeting-fscn1
#5
Shaojun Yu, Haiting Xie, Jingjing Zhang, Da Wang, Yongmao Song, Suzhan Zhang, Shu Zheng, Jian Wang
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most frequently diagnosed malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract. The dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) has been reported in the majority of types of human cancer, and is correlated with tumorigenesis and tumor development. Abnormal expression of miR‑663 has been observed in various types of human cancer. However, little is known about its role in CRC. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to clarify the expression and potential role of miR‑663, and its underlying molecular mechanism in CRC...
October 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037608/chemokine-ccl8-and-its-receptor-ccr5-in-the-spinal-cord-are-involved-in-visceral-pain-induced-by-experimental-colitis-in-mice
#6
Ying Lu, Bao-Chun Jiang, De-Li Cao, Lin-Xia Zhao, You-Li Zhang
Visceral hypersensitivity induced by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a clinical challenge since the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Chemokines and their receptors have been suggested to modulate inflammatory pain and neuropathic pain. However, the exact chemokines involved in visceral pain remain to be determined. Here, we investigated the effects of spinal chemokine CCL8 and its major receptor CCR5 on the development of visceral hyperalgesia. We showed that intracolonic injection of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) in mice produced significant colonic inflammation and visceral hypersensitivity to colorectal distension...
October 13, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037225/yap-transcriptionally-regulates-cox-2-expression-and-gccsysm-4-g-4-a-dual-yap-cox-2-inhibitor-overcomes-drug-resistance-in-colorectal-cancer
#7
Wei Li, Yuanyuan Cao, Jinling Xu, Ying Wang, Weijie Li, Qian Wang, Ziwei Hu, Yaping Hao, Li Hu, Yawen Sun, Guanglin Xu, Guizhen Ao
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy resistance remains a major challenge in cancer treatment. COX-2 (cyclooxygenase 2) is involved in drug resistance and poor prognosis of many neoplastic diseases or cancers. However, investigations identifying new modulators of COX-2 pathway and searching for new chemicals targeting these valid resistant biomarkers are still greatly needed. METHODS: HCT15, HCT-116, HT-29, COLO205, FHC, IMCE, SW480 cell lines were used to detect the expression of YAP and COX-2...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037218/clinicopathologic-features-and-treatment-efficacy-of-chinese-patients-with-braf-mutated-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-retrospective-observational-study
#8
Xicheng Wang, Qing Wei, Jing Gao, Jian Li, Jie Li, Jifang Gong, Yanyan Li, Lin Shen
BACKGROUND: The prognostic role of the V600E mutation of v-raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1 (BRAF) in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is well established, but the therapeutic regimen targeting this disease is lacking. This study aimed to analyze the clinicopathologic features of and treatment efficacy of commonly used regimens on BRAF-mutated mCRCs. METHODS: We collected and reviewed the medical records of mCRC patients treated at Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute (Beijing, China) between July 2011 and July 2016...
October 16, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036784/decreased-expression-of-lncrna-vps9d1-as1-in-gastric-cancer-and-its-clinical-significance
#9
Min Chen, Xiaoliang Wu, Wenjuan Ma, Qianghua Zhou, Xing Wang, Rongxin Zhang, Jiahong Wang, Xianzi Yang
BACKGROUND: A recent study has demonstrated that the long non-coding RNA VPS9D1-AS1 is highly expressed in colorectal cancer and predicts poor prognosis. However, role of VPS9D1-AS1 in gastric cancer remained poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to decipher the expression of VPS9D1-AS1 in gastric cancer (GC) patients, so as to assess whether or not it could be used as a novel biomarker for prognosis in gastric cancer patients. METHODS: The expression of VPS9D1-AS1 was examined in cancer tissues and paired adjacent non-tumorous tissues from 126 gastric cancer patients using qRT-PCR...
September 29, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036423/invasive-micropapillary-carcinoma-component-is-an-independent-prognosticator-of-poorer-survival-in-stage-iii-colorectal-cancer-patients
#10
Hiroki Kitagawa, Masanori Yoshimitsu, Mayumi Kaneko, Yuta Ibuki, Manabu Emi, Toshihiko Kohashi, Hidenori Mukaida, Hiroo Matsuura, Hiroki Ohge, Hideki Ohdan, Naoki Hirabayashi
Background: Invasive micropapillary carcinoma (IMPC) is an aggressive variant of adenocarcinoma found in several organs. Recent studies showed that IMPC in colorectal cancer leads to poorer prognosis than conventional colorectal cancer; however, the influence of IMPC on outcomes remains unclear. The present study aimed to identify the clinicopathological characteristics of colorectal cancers with IMPCs, and to evaluate the prognostic significance of IMPCsper se. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed data from 837 patients with colorectal cancer who underwent surgical treatment...
September 21, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034693/role-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-vs-ct-scan-in-patients-with-pulmonary-metastases-previously-operated-on-for-colorectal-liver-metastases
#11
Lopez Lopez Victor, Ricardo Robles, Roberto Brusadin, López-Conesa Asunción, Juan Torres, Domingo Perez Flores, Jose Luis Navarro, Pedro Jose Gil
BACKGROUND: There is currently no conclusive scientific evidence available regarding the role of the [18F]FDG PET/CT for detecting pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer (PMCRC) in patients operated on for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). In the follow up of patients who underwent surgery for CRLM, we compare CT-scan and [18F]FDG PET/CT in patients with PMCRC. METHODS: We designed the study prospectively performing an [18F]FDG PET/CT on all patients operated on for CRLM where the CT-scan detected PMCRC during the follow up...
October 15, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034687/predictors-of-placement-of-inpatient-palliative-care-consult-orders-among-patients-with-breast-lung-and-colon-cancer-in-a-safety-net-hospital-system
#12
Lauren N Smith, Ramona L Rhodes, Lei Xuan, Ethan A Halm
BACKGROUND: The provision of palliative and end-of-life care to patients who are underrepresented and underserved provides unique challenges and opportunities. OBJECTIVES: To examine predictors of placement of inpatient palliative care consult orders among patients with breast, lung, and colorectal cancer hospitalized in a safety net hospital in 2010. METHODS: Simple and multivariable logistic regression of data on selected patients with cancer was performed to identify predictors of placement of inpatient palliative care consult orders...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034078/recent-advances-in-cancer-surgery-in-older-patients
#13
REVIEW
Siri Rostoft, Riccardo A Audisio
Age is the most important risk factor for the occurrence of cancer, and a declining mortality from heart disease and other non-cancer causes leaves an older population that is at high risk of developing cancer. Choosing the optimal treatment for older cancer patients may be a challenge. Firstly, older age and associated factors such as comorbidities, functional limitations, and cognitive impairment are risk factors for adverse effects of cancer treatment. Secondly, older patients are often excluded from clinical trials, and current clinical guidelines rarely address how to manage cancer in patients who have comorbidities or functional limitations...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033552/therapy-preferences-of-patients-with-lung-and-colon-cancer-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Katharina Schmidt, Kathrin Damm, Arndt Vogel, Heiko Golpon, Michael P Manns, Tobias Welte, J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg
OBJECTIVES: There is increasing interest in studies that examine patient preferences to measure health-related outcomes. Understanding patients' preferences can improve the treatment process and is particularly relevant for oncology. In this study, we aimed to identify the subgroup-specific treatment preferences of German patients with lung cancer (LC) or colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Six discrete choice experiment (DCE) attributes were established on the basis of a systematic literature review and qualitative interviews...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033218/early-onset-colorectal-cancer-is-distinct-from-traditional-colorectal-cancer
#15
Heather Yeo, Doron Betel, Jonathan S Abelson, Xi E Zheng, Rhonda Yantiss, Manish A Shah
BACKGROUND: Early-onset colorectal cancer (E-CRC) is increasing in incidence, unlike traditional CRC (T-CRC). We sought to characterize differences between E-CRC and T-CRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data sources included the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). We compared demographics, tumor characteristics, and incidence of CRC in subjects aged 20 to 49 years (E-CRC) with those aged ≥ 50 years (T-CRC)...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032842/making-dopamine-connections-in-adolescence
#16
REVIEW
Daniel Hoops, Cecilia Flores
A dramatic maturational process ongoing in adolescence is prefrontal cortex development, including its dopamine innervation. Dopamine axons grow from the striatum to the prefrontal cortex, the only known case of long-distance axon growth during adolescence. This is coordinated by the Netrin-1 guidance cue receptor DCC (deleted in colorectal cancer), which in turn controls the intrinsic development of the prefrontal cortex itself. Stimulant drugs in adolescence alter DCC in dopamine neurons and, in turn prefrontal cortex maturation, impacting cognitive abilities...
October 9, 2017: Trends in Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032374/the-alpps-approach-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-impact-of-kras-mutation-status-in-survival
#17
Matteo Serenari, Fernando Andres Alvarez, Victoria Ardiles, Martin de Santibañes, Juan Pekolj, Eduardo de Santibañes
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) mutations influence survival after hepatectomy for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). However, their prognostic significance has never been evaluated in patients who undergo Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein occlusion for Staged hepatectomy (ALPPS). METHODS: Between June 2011 and March 2016, 26 patients underwent ALPPS for CRLM. Complications were classified according to the Clavien-Dindo classification...
October 14, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030683/preoperative-alkaline-phosphatase-elevation-was-associated-with-poor-survival-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
#18
Hsin-Yuan Hung, Jinn-Shiun Chen, Chien-YuhYeh, Reiping Tang, Pao-Shiu Hsieh, Wen-SyTasi, Yau-Tong You, Jeng-Fu You, Jy-Ming Chiang
PURPOSE: Purpose To assess preoperative serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels in colon adenocarcinomapatients with various clinical features and determine its prognostic value. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2013, 10,800 stage I-IV colon cancer patients who underwent surgery wereretrospectively enrolled. The relationship between ALP level and variables, including age, gender,carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) levels, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) level, bilirubin level, tumor size,liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, albumin level, histological type, and TNM-stage, were evaluated...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030329/effect-of-a-website-that-presents-patients-experiences-on-self-efficacy-and-patient-competence-of-colorectal-cancer-patients-web-based-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Jürgen M Giesler, Bettina Keller, Tim Repke, Rainer Leonhart, Joachim Weis, Rebecca Muckelbauer, Nina Rieckmann, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Gabriele Lucius-Hoene, Christine Holmberg
BACKGROUND: Patients often seek other patients' experiences with the disease. The Internet provides a wide range of opportunities to share and learn about other people's health and illness experiences via blogs or patient-initiated online discussion groups. There also exists a range of medical information devices that include experiential patient information. However, there are serious concerns about the use of such experiential information because narratives of others may be powerful and pervasive tools that may hinder informed decision making...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029535/leucine-rich-alpha-2-glycoprotein-1-relevant-with-microvessel-density-is-an-independent-survival-prognostic-factor-for-stage-iii-colorectal-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-analysis
#20
De-Cong Sun, Yan Shi, Ling-Xiong Wang, Yao Lv, Quan-Li Han, Zhi-Kuan Wang, Guang-Hai Dai
BACKGROUND: Leucine-rich alpha-2-glycoprotein-1 (encoded by LRG1) has been shown to be involved in multiple cancer progression and angiogenesis. LRG1 has been shown to be one of the five plasma proteins that can be used for colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis. The objective of the current study was to explore relationship between LRG1 protein expression and microvessel density (MVD) in stage III CRC. METHODS: A single-center retrospective analysis of all stage III CRC who underwent surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy was carried out...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
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