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Satoshi Nagayama, Suguru Hasegawa, Koya Hida, Kenji Kawada, Etsuro Hatano, Kojiro Nakamura, Satoru Seo, Kojiro Taura, Kentaro Yasuchika, Takashi Matsuo, Masazumi Zaima, Akiyoshi Kanazawa, Hiroaki Terajima, Masaharu Tada, Yukihito Adachi, Ryuta Nishitai, Dai Manaka, Tsunehiro Yoshimura, Koji Doi, Takahiro Horimatsu, Akira Mitsuyoshi, Kenichi Yoshimura, Miyuki Niimi, Shigemi Matsumoto, Yoshiharu Sakai, Shinji Uemoto
BACKGROUND: Although liver resection combined with preoperative chemotherapy is expected to improve outcomes of patients with resectable colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM), there is as yet insufficient clinical evidence supporting the efficacy of preoperative systemic chemotherapy. The aim of this phase II study was to assess the feasibility and efficacy of preoperative FOLFOX systemic chemotherapy for patients with initially resectable CRLM. METHODS: A prospective multi-institutional phase II study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of preoperative chemotherapy for resectable CRLM (ClinicalTrials...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
M Andriamamonjy, J-B Delmotte, F Savinelli, H Beaussier, F Coudore
INTRODUCTION: Oxaliplatin is a platinum derivate widely used in cancer treatment but producing dose-limiting peripheral neurotoxicity. Acute neuropathy is characterized by a transient cold-induced distal allodynia whereas chronic neuropathy leads to sensory loss. In order to design a method for quantitative assessment of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy, we developed a study that aims to characterize the most appropriate skin area of the hand to perform sensory tests. METHODS: We included patients treated during at least 6 months with oxaliplatin...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
Rohan C Parikh, Xianglin L Du, Robert O Morgan, David R Lairson
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, multiple chemotherapies/targeted biologics have been approved for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). However, evidence is limited with regards to the array of treatments received by mCRC patients. OBJECTIVE: This study examines treatment sequences (first- to third-line chemotherapy/targeted biologics) and the factors associated with first-line targeted biologics and common treatment sequences for elderly mCRC patients treated in a community setting...
March 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
M Moore, S Gill, T Asmis, S Berry, R Burkes, K Zbuk, T Alcindor, A Jeyakumar, T Chan, S Rao, J Spratlin, P A Tang, J Rothenstein, E Chan, J Bendell, F Kudrik, J Kauh, S Tang, L Gao, S R P Kambhampati, F Nasroulah, L Yang, N Ramdas, P Binder, E Strevel
BACKGROUND: Icrucumab and ramucirumab are recombinant human IgG1 monoclonal antibodies that bind VEGF receptors 1 and 2 (VEGFR-1 and -2), respectively. This randomized phase II study evaluated the antitumor activity and safety of icrucumab and ramucirumab each in combination with mFOLFOX-6 in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer after disease progression on first-line therapy with a fluoropyrimidine and irinotecan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients were randomly assigned to receive mFOLFOX-6 alone (mFOLFOX-6) or in combination with ramucirumab 8 mg/kg IV (RAM+mFOLFOX-6) or icrucumab 15 mg/kg IV (ICR+mFOLFOX-6) every 2 weeks...
October 11, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
A Krishnamurthy, J Kankesan, X Wei, S Nanji, J J Biagi, C M Booth
BACKGROUND: International guidelines recommend peri-operative chemotherapy for patients with resectable colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRCLM). Chemotherapy delivery in routine practice is not well described. METHODS: All cases of CRC who underwent resection of LM in 2002-2009 were identified using the population-based Ontario Cancer Registry. Electronic treatment records identified chemotherapy delivered within 16 weeks before or after hepatectomy. All pathology reports were reviewed to describe extent of LM...
September 17, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Amanda R Townsend, Li Chia Chong, Christos Karapetis, Timothy J Price
Liver metastases are often the dominant site of metastatic disease in colorectal cancer. Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) involves embolising radiolabeled spheres (SIR-Spheres) into the arterial supply of the liver. This review assesses the effectiveness and toxicity of SIRT in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer liver metastasis when given alone or with systemic or regional hepatic artery chemotherapy. We reviewed only randomised controlled trials comparing SIRT and chemotherapy (systemic and/or regional) with chemotherapy alone, or comparing SIRT alone with best supportive care...
September 10, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
Xiaolan You, Haixin Qian, Lei Qin, Yuanjie Wang, Wenqi Li, Yanjun Lian, Xiaojun Zhao, Ning Xu, Chuanjiang Huang, Zhiyi Chen, Guiyuan Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility, safety and efficacy of intraoperative regional infusion chemotherapy by celiac trunk in advanced gastric cancer patients. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-six patients with advanced gastric cancer(stageII(-III() were screened from database of Gastrointestinal Surgery Department of Taizhou People's Hospital between January 2008 and December 2010 who underwent R0 resection and D2 lymphadenectomy, received postoperative chemotherapy(XELOX or FOLFOX), and had complete follow-up data...
September 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Manish Bhandare, Prachi Patil, Vishwas Pai, Rahul Bhamre, Reena Engineer, Vikas Ostwal, Avanish Saklani
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancers (CRC) either at initial presentation or at subsequent recurrence presents a significant treatment challenge. The aim of our study was to find its incidence and analyze outcomes of patients with PC from CRC origin managed by different treatment modalities. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients, from August 2013 to July 2014, presenting with metastatic peritoneal disease from CRC with or without metastasis to other sites was performed...
August 30, 2016: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
Su Joa Ahn, Jung Hoon Kim, Sang Joon Park, Joon Koo Han
PURPOSE: To determine whether baseline CT texture analysis of hepatic metastasis from colorectal cancer (CRC) is predictive of therapeutic response after cytotoxic chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 235 patients with liver metastasis from CRC who underwent CT and cytotoxic chemotherapy using FOLFOX and FOLFIRI were divided into derivation cohort (n=145) and validation cohort (n=90). The CT texture of the hepatic metastasis was quantified using baseline CT. We analyzed the independent predictor for the response from derivation cohort and validated it using validation cohort...
October 2016: European Journal of Radiology
Wojciech Rogowski, Violetta Sulżyc-Bielicka
We still do not know whether the presently used protocol of the first-line palliative treatment of disseminated colorectal cancer (FOLFOX/FOLFIRI protocol) allows maximization of therapeutic response and minimization of side effects. No-one has verified whether continuation of the first-line chemotherapy despite the lack of progression is reflected by improved prognosis or significant risk of toxicity. This issue is of vital importance in the case of developing countries where targeted therapies are not available due to financial shortages...
2016: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
Masato Kataoka, Mitsuro Kanda, Kiyoshi Ishigure, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Yusuke Sato, Takao Takahashi, Chihiro Tanaka, Tomohiro Deguchi, Yoshihisa Shibata, Mikinori Sato, Hitoshi Inagaki, Takanori Matsui, Akinobu Kondo, Nao Takano, Haruyoshi Tanaka, Junichi Sakamoto, Koji Oba, Ken Kondo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Masato Kataoka, Mitsuro Kanda, Kiyoshi Ishigure, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Yusuke Sato, Takao Takahashi, Chihiro Tanaka, Tomohiro Deguchi, Yoshihisa Shibata, Mikinori Sato, Hitoshi Inagaki, Takanori Matsui, Akinori Kondo, Nao Takano, Haruyoshi Tanaka, Junichi Sakamoto, Koji Oba, Ken Kondo
BACKGROUND: Advantages of neoadjuvant chemotherapy combined with monoclonal antibodies for treating patients with resectable colorectal cancer liver metastasis (CLM) have not been established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of oxaliplatin-based regimen (FOLFOX or XELOX) plus monoclonal antibodies (cetuximab or bevacizumab) treatment in patients with resectable CLM. METHODS: A single-arm, open-label, multicenter, phase II trial was conducted for patients aged ≥ 20 years with resectable and untreated CLM...
September 8, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Claude Lentschener, Carole Nicco, Benoit Terris, Charles-Marc Samama, Romain Coriat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 11, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
S M Robinson, D A Mann, D M Manas, F Oakley, J Mann, S A White
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 11, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
Florence Mary, Aziz Zaanan, Valérie Boige, Pascal Artru, Emmanuelle Samalin, Romain Coriat, Jean-Baptiste Bachet, Marouane Boubaya, Mourad Benallaoua, David Tougeron, Pauline Afchain, Christophe Locher, Isabelle Baumgaertner, Cédric Lecaille, Gaetan des Guetz, Thomas Aparicio
PURPOSE: Perioperative chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin, with or without epirubicin, improves overall survival in resectable gastroesophageal junction and gastric adenocarcinoma. The aim of this retrospective multicenter study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of perioperative chemotherapy with a FOLFOX-based regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled patients with resectable gastric or gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma, who had at least 3 cycles of a pre-operative FOLFOX-based regimen...
August 9, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
Elisabetta Bigagli, Cristina Luceri, Daniele Guasti, Lorenzo Cinci
Cancer-secreted exosomes influence tumor microenvironment and support cancer growth and metastasis. MiR-210 is frequently up-regulated in colorectal cancer tissues and correlates with metastatic disease. We investigated whether exosomes are actively released by HCT-8 colon cancer cells, the role of exosomal miR-210 in the cross-talk between primary cancer cells and neighboring metastatic cells and its contribution in regulating epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET)...
August 11, 2016: Cancer Biology & Therapy
Jose Hugo M Luz, Paula M Luz, Edson Marchiori, Leonardo A Rodrigues, Hugo R Gouveia, Henrique S Martin, Igor M Faria, Roberto R Souza, Roberto de Almeida Gil, Alexandre de M Palladino, Karina B Pimenta, Henrique S de Souza
Systemic chemotherapy treatments, commonly those that comprise oxaliplatin, have been linked to the appearance of distinctive liver lesions that evolves to portal hypertension, spleen enlargement, platelets sequestration, and thrombocytopenia. This outcome can interrupt treatment or force dosage reduction, decreasing efficiency of cancer therapy. We conducted a prospective phase II study for the evaluation of partial splenic embolization in patients with thrombocytopenia that impeded systemic chemotherapy continuation...
September 9, 2016: Cancer Medicine
Sofia Xenaki, Konstantinos Lasithiotakis, Alexandros Andreou, Sofia Aggelaki, Maria Tzardi, Anna Daskalaki, George Chalkiadakis, Emmanuel Chrysos
Introduction. Neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of pancreas is a rare tumor with aggressive progression and poor prognosis. Its coexistence with adenocarcinoma poses significant clinical problems and has not been addressed in the literature. Methods. We describe a case of a 51-year-old male who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy due to pancreatic head tumor 1.5 × 1 × 1.4 cm. Histological examination of the specimen revealed a mixed neoplasm: (1) a well differentiated adenocarcinoma, neoplastic blasts of which are extended focally to the submucosa without invading the muscular layer, and (2) a low differentiated NEC consisting of solid clusters and pagetoid formations...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Suxian Chen, Yadi Wang, Yun Zhang, Yizeng Wan
The current study aimed to determine the association between protein kinase Cα (PKCα) and Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) expression and the response to folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX regimen) in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). The protein levels of PKCα and KRAS were analyzed by immunohistochemistry in tissue samples from patients with CRC and in non-cancerous tissues, including 152 cases of colorectal adenocarcinoma, 30 cases of colorectal adenoma and 20 normal colonic mucosa samples...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
Stefano Kim, Anne Cayre, Marine Jary, Marion Jacquin, Francine Arbez-Gindre, Francine Fein, Zaher Lakkis, Thierry Nguyen, Christophe Borg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2016: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
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