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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735441/pathology-of-neuroendocrine-tumours-of-the-female-genital-tract
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REVIEW
Brooke E Howitt, Paul Kelly, W Glenn McCluggage
Neuroendocrine tumours are uncommon or rare at all sites in the female genital tract. The 2014 World Health Organisation (WHO) Classification of neuroendocrine tumours of the endometrium, cervix, vagina and vulva has been updated with adoption of the terms low-grade neuroendocrine tumour and high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma. In the endometrium and cervix, high-grade neoplasms are much more prevalent than low-grade and are more common in the cervix than the corpus. In the ovary, low-grade tumours are more common than high-grade carcinomas and the term carcinoid tumour is still used in WHO 2014...
September 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734480/an-unusual-cause-of-acute-liver-failure-tumour-infiltration-by-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
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Sara de Cima Iglesias, Lucía Viña Soria, Lorena Martín Iglesias, Iván Astola Hidalgo, Lucía López-Amor, Dolores Escudero Augusto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730684/chest-wall-lymphomas-fine-needle-aspiration-cytodiagnosis-and-review-of-the-literature
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D K Das, S K Pathan, S K M Al-Waheeb, A E Ali, M Joneja, M G Al-Kanderi, B John, M K Mallik
OBJECTIVE: Compared to other chest wall malignancies, lymphoma is a common disease. However, published literature on a series of lymphoma cases involving the chest wall is scarce. The aim of the present study, was to describe experience with chest wall swellings diagnosed as lymphoid neoplasms on fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology. METHODS: Eleven chest wall swellings were diagnosed as lymphoid neoplasms on FNA over a period of 15 years (January 2000-December 2014)...
July 21, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730672/lipid-lowering-therapy-of-everolimus-related-severe-hypertriglyceridaemia-in-a-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumour-pnet
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V De Gennaro Colonna, C Pavanello, F Rusconi, A Sartore-Bianchi, S Siena, S Castelnuovo, C R Sirtori, G Mombelli
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Hypertriglyceridaemia (HTG) is a potentially serious side effect of everolimus therapy. We here report a case of severe HTG in an everolimus-treated patient and provide recommendations for its management. CASE SUMMARY: The patient was a 70-year-old woman, being treated with everolimus for a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (pNET). She developed severe HTG to a maximum of 969 mg/dL after 22 months of therapy. Treatment with fenofibrate rapidly normalized triglyceride (TG) levels...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726183/escalated-dose-somatostatin-analogues-for-antiproliferative-effect-in-gepnets-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
David L Chan, Diego Ferone, Manuela Albertelli, Nick Pavlakis, Eva Segelov, Simron Singh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Somatostatin analogues are the cornerstone of systemic therapy for metastatic well-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours for both hormonal control and antiproliferative effect. Dose escalation of somatostatin analogues is often utilized in clinical practice, but small studies have yielded mixed results. The aim of this study was to systematically determine the efficacy and safety of escalated-dose somatostatin analogues in the above setting. METHODS: Eligible trials (using more than 30 mg octreotide or 120 mg lanreotide/28 days) were identified from MEDLINE, EMBASE, other databases and conference proceedings...
July 19, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723416/unravelling-the-pharmacologic-opportunities-and-future-directions-for-targeted-therapies-in-gastro-intestinal-cancers-part-2-neuroendocrine-tumours-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-gastro-intestinal-stromal-tumours
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Cindy Neuzillet, Louis de Mestier, Benoît Rousseau, Olivier Mir, Mohamed Hebbar, Hemant M Kocher, Philippe Ruszniewski, Christophe Tournigand
Until the 1990s, cytotoxic chemotherapy has been the cornerstone of medical therapy for gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. Better understanding of the cancer cell molecular biology has led to the therapeutic revolution of targeted therapies, i.e. monoclonal antibodies or small molecule inhibitors directed against proteins that are specifically overexpressed or mutated in cancer cells. These agents, being more specific to cancer cells, were expected to be less toxic than conventional cytotoxic agents. However, their effects have sometimes been disappointing, due to intrinsic or acquired resistance mechanisms, or to an activity restricted to some tumour settings, illustrating the importance of patient selection and early identification of predictive biomarkers of response to these therapies...
July 16, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714296/-68-ga-somatostatin-analogue-pet-ct-analysis-of-costs-and-benefits-in-a-public-hospital-setting
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Tatiana Segard, Laurence Mja Morandeau, Elizabeth A Geelhoed, Roslyn J Francis
INTRODUCTION: Between 2009 and 2012, (68) Ga-somatostatin analogue PET-CT progressively replaced (111) In-octreotide scintigraphy for imaging neuroendocrine tumours in WA public hospitals due to published literature demonstrating improved diagnostic accuracy and increased availability. Despite significantly improved sensitivity and specificity, (68) Ga-somatostatin analogue PET is currently unfunded in Australia. This study sought to undertake cost analysis of the two modalities in a public hospital setting and to compare them with regard to patient factors such as imaging time and radiation dose...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680210/incidentally-detected-thyroid-follicular-neoplasm-on-somatostatin-receptor-imaging-and-post-therapy-scan
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Apurva Sood, Harpreet Singh, Ashwani Sood, Rajender Kumar Basher, Bhagwant Rai Mittal
Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) either using Lu-177 or Y-90 peptide radiopharmaceuticals has emerged as promising treatment modality in patients with inoperable metastatic neuroendocrine tumour (NET) including medullary thyroid cancer, because of overexpression of somatostatin receptor 2 (sstr-2) on these cells. The several investigators have used PRRT in non-iodine avid differentiated thyroid cancer patients with limited success, where other treatment modalities have failed, probably due to faint sstr-2 expression in these lesions...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678785/dependency-of-a-therapy-resistant-state-of-cancer-cells-on-a-lipid-peroxidase-pathway
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Vasanthi S Viswanathan, Matthew J Ryan, Harshil D Dhruv, Shubhroz Gill, Ossia M Eichhoff, Brinton Seashore-Ludlow, Samuel D Kaffenberger, John K Eaton, Kenichi Shimada, Andrew J Aguirre, Srinivas R Viswanathan, Shrikanta Chattopadhyay, Pablo Tamayo, Wan Seok Yang, Matthew G Rees, Sixun Chen, Zarko V Boskovic, Sarah Javaid, Cherrie Huang, Xiaoyun Wu, Yuen-Yi Tseng, Elisabeth M Roider, Dong Gao, James M Cleary, Brian M Wolpin, Jill P Mesirov, Daniel A Haber, Jeffrey A Engelman, Jesse S Boehm, Joanne D Kotz, Cindy S Hon, Yu Chen, William C Hahn, Mitchell P Levesque, John G Doench, Michael E Berens, Alykhan F Shamji, Paul A Clemons, Brent R Stockwell, Stuart L Schreiber
Plasticity of the cell state has been proposed to drive resistance to multiple classes of cancer therapies, thereby limiting their effectiveness. A high-mesenchymal cell state observed in human tumours and cancer cell lines has been associated with resistance to multiple treatment modalities across diverse cancer lineages, but the mechanistic underpinning for this state has remained incompletely understood. Here we molecularly characterize this therapy-resistant high-mesenchymal cell state in human cancer cell lines and organoids and show that it depends on a druggable lipid-peroxidase pathway that protects against ferroptosis, a non-apoptotic form of cell death induced by the build-up of toxic lipid peroxides...
July 5, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677577/targeted-radionuclide-therapy-in-combined-modality-regimens
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REVIEW
Martin R Gill, Nadia Falzone, Yong Du, Katherine A Vallis
Targeted radionuclide therapy (TRT) is a branch of cancer medicine concerned with the use of radioisotopes, radiolabelled molecules, nanoparticles, or microparticles that either naturally accumulate in or are designed to target tumours. TRT combines the specificity of molecular and sometimes physical targeting with the potent cytotoxicity of ionising radiation. Targeting vectors for TRT include antibodies, antibody fragments, proteins, peptides, and small molecules. The diversity of available carrier molecules, together with the large panel of suitable radioisotopes with unique physicochemical properties, allows vector-radionuclide pairings to be matched to the molecular, pathological, and physical characteristics of a tumour...
July 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677067/intra-arterial-therapy-of-neuroendocrine-tumour-liver-metastases-comparing-conventional-tace-drug-eluting-beads-tace-and-yttrium-90-radioembolisation-as-treatment-options-using-a-propensity-score-analysis-model
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Duc Do Minh, Julius Chapiro, Boris Gorodetski, Qiang Huang, Cuihong Liu, Susanne Smolka, Lynn Jeanette Savic, David Wainstejn, MingDe Lin, Todd Schlachter, Bernhard Gebauer, Jean-François Geschwind
OBJECTIVES: To compare efficacy, survival outcome and prognostic factors of conventional transarterial chemoembolisation (cTACE), drug-eluting beads TACE (DEB-TACE) and yttrium-90 radioembolisation (Y90) for the treatment of liver metastases from gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine tumours (NELM). METHODS: This retrospective analysis included 192 patients (58.6 years mean age, 56% men) with NELM treated with cTACE (N = 122), DEB-TACE (N = 26) or Y90 (N = 44) between 2000 and 2014...
July 4, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676692/copy-number-alteration-of-neuropeptides-and-receptors-in-multiple-cancers
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Min Zhao, Tianfang Wang, Qi Liu, Scott Cummins
Neuropeptides are peptide hormones used as chemical signals by the neuroendocrine system to communicate between cells. Recently, neuropeptides have been recognized for their ability to act as potent cellular growth factors on many cell types, including cancer cells. However, the molecular mechanism for how this occurs is unknown. To clarify the relationship between neuropeptides and cancer, we manually curated a total of 127 human neuropeptide genes by integrating information from the literature, homologous sequences, and database searches...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662673/patient-reported-health-state-utilities-in-metastatic-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-an-analysis-based-on-the-clarinet-study
#13
Yang Meng, Grant McCarthy, Anthony Berthon, Jerome Dinet
BACKGROUND: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NETs) are rare cancers most often found in the gastrointestinal system or the pancreas. However, patient-reported health state utilities based on clinical trials have not been previously reported in this disease area. METHODS: The CLARINET study collected EORTC QLQ-C30 data from patients in both stable and progressive disease states, although data for the latter were only available during the early stage of progression due to trial design...
June 29, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662584/necrolytic-migratory-erythema-a-forgotten-paraneoplastic-condition
#14
Catherine Tremblay, Isabelle Marcil
BACKGROUND: Necrolytic migratory erythema (NME) is most commonly a paraneoplastic condition. It is the dermatologic manifestation classically associated with glucagonoma pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour. Glucagonoma syndrome has been defined by the constellation of secreting tumour associated with overproduction by the α-cells in the pancreatic islets of Langerhans, abnormally elevated blood level of glucagon, and skin findings of NME. OBJECTIVE: Although rare, all dermatologists must know and recognise NME promptly to request useful investigations for the diagnosis of this characteristic neuroendocrine tumour...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660991/insulin-resistance-in-endocrine-disorders-treatment-options
#15
Anita Rogowicz-Frontczak, Anna Majchrzak, Dorota Zozulińska-Ziółkiewicz
Changes in sensitivity to insulin occur in the course of a number of endocrine disorders. Most of the hormones through their antagonistic action to insulin lead to increased hepatic glucose output and its decreased utilisation in peripheral tissues. Carbohydrate disorders observed in endocrine diseases result from the phenomenon of insulin resistance, and in some cases also a reduction in insulin secretion is present. Abnormalities of glucose metabolism are observed in acromegaly, but also in growth hormone deficiency, hypercortisolism in the course of Cushing's syndrome, hyper- or hypothyroidism, primary hyperparathyroidism, aldosteronism, pheochromocytoma, congenital hypertrophy of the adrenal glands, polycystic ovaries syndrome, hypogonadism, or other hormonally active neuroendocrine tumours...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659676/outcomes-of-101-consecutive-surgical-resections-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-gepnets-at-tata-memorial-hospital-a-referral-bias-for-nonfunctional-duodenopancreatic-tumours-and-the-need-for-greater-awareness-of-gepnets-as-a-distinct-entity
#16
Vinay Gaikwad, Shraddha Patkar, Savio George Barreto, Bhawna Sirohi, Mahesh Goel, Shailesh V Shrikhande
Data from India regarding the disease spectrum and surgical results of neuroendocrine tumours (GEPNETs) are sparse. Tempered surgical radicality in a high-volume oncology centre, conforming to existing guidelines, may further our understanding of tumour characteristics and behavioural patterns of nonfunctional GEPNETs. Surgical outcomes of patients with histopathologically confirmed GEPNETs from January 2003 to December 2013 were analyzed from a prospectively maintained database. Tumour grade, organ of primary tumour, perioperative factors, quality/radicality of resection and presence of metastatic disease were correlated with perioperative outcomes, overall survival and disease-free survival...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658766/clinicopathological-study-of-carcinoma-of-the-ampulla-of-vater-with-special-reference-to-muc1-muc2-and-muc5ac-expression
#17
Maithili Mandar Kulkarni, Siddhi Gaurish Sinai Khandeparkar, Avinash R Joshi, Aniket Kakade, Lokesh Fegade, Ketan Narkhede
INTRODUCTION: The ampulla of Vater consists of papilla, common channel, distal common bile duct and the distal main pancreatic duct. Ampullary carcinomas arise from two different types of mucosa, reflecting their broad histomorphological spectrum. Adenocarcinomas originating in the ampulla of Vater are classified as having either 'Intestinal' or 'Pancreatobiliary' type of differentiation. Pancreatobiliary type has consistently shown a worse prognosis. Various types of mucins are distributed in normal tissues and gastrointestinal tumours...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653386/long-term-control-of-olfactory-neuroblastoma-in-a-dog-treated-with-surgery-and-radiation-therapy
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E Gumpel, A S Moore, D J Simpson, K L Hoffmann, D P Taylor
BACKGROUND: Olfactory neuroblastoma is a rare malignancy of the nasal cavity in dogs that is thought to arise from specialised sensory neuroendocrine olfactory cells derived from the neural crest. CASE REPORT: An 8-year-old dog was presented for reclusiveness and pacing. On CT and MRI, a contract-enhancing mass was disclosed within the rostral fossa, extending caudally from the cribriform plate into the left nasal sinus. Surgical excision was performed and the diagnosis was histological grade III (Hyams grading scheme) olfactory neuroblastoma...
July 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647042/transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-for-the-treatment-of-uncommon-rectal-lesions
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Manuel Ferrer-Márquez, Francisco Rubio-Gil, Sofía Ortega-Ruiz, Isabel Blesa-Sierra, Antonio Álvarez-García, Jaime Jorge-Cerrudo, Elisabet Vidaña-Márquez, Ricardo Belda-Lozano, Ángel Reina-Duarte
INTRODUCTION: Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) was developed as a less aggressive alternative treatment for rectal lesions (mainly adenomas and adenocarcinomas). However, its use for other rectal lesions has become more frequent, trying to reduce the morbidity associated with more invasive techniques. The aim of this study is to describe our experience in the use of TEM in other rectal lesions. METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive study including patients operated with TEM (from June 2008 to December 2016) for the treatment of rectal lesions different from adenomas or adenocarcinomas...
June 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637487/the-nf1-somatic-mutational-landscape-in-sporadic-human-cancers
#20
REVIEW
Charlotte Philpott, Hannah Tovell, Ian M Frayling, David N Cooper, Meena Upadhyaya
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) #162200) is an autosomal dominantly inherited tumour predisposition syndrome. Heritable constitutional mutations in the NF1 gene result in dysregulation of the RAS/MAPK pathway and are causative of NF1. The major known function of the NF1 gene product neurofibromin is to downregulate RAS. NF1 exhibits variable clinical expression and is characterized by benign cutaneous lesions including neurofibromas and café-au-lait macules, as well as a predisposition to various types of malignancy, such as breast cancer and leukaemia...
June 21, 2017: Human Genomics
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