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Pancreas cancer pancreatitis

K Blouhos, K A Boulas, A Paraskeva, I Kariotis, N Barettas, A Hatzigeorgiadis
INTRODUCTION: Secondary pancreatic tumors are uncommon and account for 2-5% of pancreatic cancer. Tumors characterized most commonly with pancreatic involvement are lymphoma, renal cell and lung carcinomas. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 76-year-old female patient with obstructive jaundice as the primary symptom and inguinal lymphadenopathy is presented. Imaging revealed a bulky solitary solid pancreatic head mass along with paraaortic and mesenteric lymphadenopathy. The absence of a previous history of malignancy and the presence of a dominant pancreatic mass along with distal lymphadenopathy confined differential diagnosis to advanced secondary pancreatic lymphoma, which is the most common secondary pancreatic tumor, and locally advanced/metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Francesca Vena, Ruochen Jia, Arman Esfandiari, Juan J Garcia-Gomez, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Jianguo Ma, Sakeena Syed, Lindsey Crowley, Brian Elenbaas, Samantha Goodstal, John A Hartley, Daniel Hochhauser
Targeting the DNA damage response (DDR) in tumors with defective DNA repair is a clinically successful strategy. The RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK signalling pathway is frequently deregulated in human cancers. In this study, we explored the effects of MEK inhibition on the homologous recombination pathway and explored the potential for combination therapy of MEK inhibitors with DDR inhibitors and a hypoxia-activated prodrug. We studied effects of combining pimasertib, a selective allosteric inhibitor of MEK1/2, with olaparib, a small molecule inhibitor of poly (adenosine diphosphate [ADP]-ribose) polymerases (PARP), and with the hypoxia-activated prodrug evofosfamide in ovarian and pancreatic cancer cell lines...
February 20, 2018: Oncotarget
Leticia Moreira, Basil Bakir, Priya Chatterji, Zahra Dantes, Maximilian Reichert, Anil K Rustgi
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, and the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. Although important advances have been made in the last decade, the mortality rate of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has not changed appreciably. This review summarizes a rapidly emerging model of pancreatic cancer research, focusing on 3-dimensional organoids as a powerful tool for several applications, but above all, representing a step toward personalized medicine...
March 2018: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Naoto Imagawa, Mitsuharu Fukasawa, Ei Takahashi, Hiroko Shindo, Shinichi Takano, Tadashi Sato, Hiromitsu Kawaida, Hideki Fujii, Tadao Nakazawa, Nobuyuki Enomoto
A 77-year-old woman with mild dilatation (4mm) of the main pancreatic duct was referred to our hospital. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed segmental dilatation of the main pancreatic duct in the pancreatic tail, but no mass was noted in the pancreas. Endoscopic ultrasonography showed low papillary lesions in the dilated pancreatic duct. Cytological analysis of the pancreatic juice revealed adenocarcinoma. Distal pancreatectomy was performed for a diagnosis of main duct-intraductal papillary mucinous cancer (MD-IPMC) of the pancreatic tail...
2018: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Marin Strijker, Arja Gerritsen, Jony van Hilst, Maarten F Bijlsma, Bert A Bonsing, Lodewijk A Brosens, Marco J Bruno, Ronald M van Dam, Frederike Dijk, Casper H van Eijck, Arantza Farina Sarasqueta, Paul Fockens, Michael F Gerhards, Bas Groot Koerkamp, Erwin van der Harst, Ignace H de Hingh, Jeanin E van Hooft, Clément J Huysentruyt, Geert Kazemier, Joost M Klaase, Cornelis J van Laarhoven, Hanneke W van Laarhoven, Mike S Liem, Vincent E de Meijer, L Bengt van Rijssen, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Mustafa Suker, Judith H Verhagen, Joanne Verheij, Hein W Verspaget, Roos A Wennink, Johanna W Wilmink, I Quintus Molenaar, Marja A Boermeester, Olivier R Busch, Marc G Besselink
OBJECTIVES: Large biobanks with uniform collection of biomaterials and associated clinical data are essential for translational research. The Netherlands has traditionally been well organized in multicenter clinical research on pancreatic diseases, including the nationwide multidisciplinary Dutch Pancreatic Cancer Group and Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group. To enable high-quality translational research on pancreatic and periampullary diseases, these groups established the Dutch Pancreas Biobank...
April 2018: Pancreas
Jichun Gu, Hexige Saiyin, Deliang Fu, Ji Li
Pancreatic cancer is a uniformly lethal malignancy with an abundant dense desmoplastic stroma. Because of its dense stroma, conventional drugs were considered to not penetrate this physical barrier, and this caused a systemic drug resistance. Thus, abolishing this barrier with targeted agents is considered to improve the efficiency of chemotherapeutic treatment. The Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway is a critical regulator of pancreas development and plays diversified roles in pancreatic cancer stroma and neoplastic cells...
April 2018: Pancreas
Yuichi Hosokawa, Yuichi Nagakawa, Yatsuka Sahara, Chie Takishita, Tetsushi Nakajima, Yosuke Hijikata, Hiroaki Osakabe, Tomoki Shirota, Kazuhiro Saito, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Keiichiro Inoue, Kenji Katsumata, Takayoshi Tsuchiya, Atsushi Sofuni, Takao Itoi, Akihiko Tsuchida
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The proximal jejunal vein which branches from the dorsal side of the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) usually drains the inferior pancreatoduodenal veins (IPDVs) and contacts the uncinate process of the pancreas. We focused on this vein, termed the proximal dorsal jejunal vein (PDJV), and evaluated the anatomical classification of the PDJV and surgical outcomes in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with PDJV involvement (PDJVI). METHODS: The jejunal veins that branch from the dorsal side of the SMV above the inferior border of the duodenum are defined as PDJVs...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Juri Ikemoto, Keiji Hanada, Tomoyuki Minami, Akihito Okazaki, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Shuji Yonehara
OBJECTIVES: Most patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) demonstrate recurrences in the form of metastatic disease. We prospectively evaluated recurrence in PC cases diagnosed at an early stage. METHODS: Thirty cases of PC stage 0 or IA were prospectively followed for at least 1 year after initial surgery. We performed blood tests and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) every 3 to 6 months. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) was performed if CT revealed abnormal findings in the remnant pancreas (RP)...
April 2018: Pancreas
Hinrich Wieder, Ambros J Beer, Jens Siveke, Tibor Schuster, Andreas K Buck, Ken Herrmann, Jens C Stollfuss
Purpose: The aim of this study was to correlate preoperative 3'-deoxy-3'-[18 F] fluorothymidine (FLT) uptake with the clinical outcome and survival in these patients after surgery. Materials and Methods: We performed a prospective analysis in 27 patients with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas (15 males, 12 females, mean age: 62 ± 13 years, range: 34 - 86 years). FLT PET (45 min p.i., 300 MBq FLT; ECAT HR+) images were acquired according to standard protocols. FLT uptake was quantified using standardised uptake values (SUV)...
February 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Tarik Mahfoud, Rachid Tanz, Mohamed Réda Khmamouche, Mohamed Allaoui, Rhizlane Belbaraka, Mouna Khouchani, Mohamed Ichou
Synchronous primary cancers involving the pancreas and kidney are extremely rare and poorly documented. We report the first case of this association treated with chemotherapy and tyrosine kinase inhibitor. A 70-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of epigastric pain with weight loss of 12 kg. Two weeks previously, she had presented with jaundice and pelvic pain. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the body revealed the presence of an irregular mass in the body of the pancreas, encasing the celiac trunk, with dilatation of the biliary tract...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
Kei Takahashi, Shogo Ehata, Daizo Koinuma, Yasuyuki Morishita, Manabu Soda, Hiroyuki Mano, Kohei Miyazono
Tumor microenvironment plays a pivotal role in cancer progression; however, little is known regarding how differences in the microenvironment affect characteristics of cancer cells. Here, we investigated the effects of tumor microenvironment on cancer cells by using mouse tumor models. After three cycles of inoculation and extraction of human pancreatic cancer cells, including SUIT-2 and Panc-1 cells, from tumors, distinct cancer cell lines were established: 3P cells from the pancreas obtained using the orthotopic tumor model and 3sc cells from subcutaneous tissue obtained using the subcutaneous tumor model...
March 7, 2018: Oncogene
Maeve A Lowery, Winston Wong, Emmet J Jordan, Jonathan W Lee, Yelena Kemel, Joseph Vijai, Diana Mandelker, Ahmet Zehir, Marinela Capanu, Erin Salo-Mullen, Angela G Arnold, Kenneth H Yu, Anna M Varghese, David P Kelsen, Robin Brenner, Erica Kaufmann, Vignesh Ravichandran, Semanti Mukherjee, Michael F Berger, David M Hyman, David S Klimstra, Ghassan K Abou-Alfa, Catherine Tjan, Christina Covington, Hannah Maynard, Peter J Allen, Gokce Askan, Steven D Leach, Christine A Iacobuzio-Donahue, Mark E Robson, Kenneth Offit, Zsofia K Stadler, Eileen M O'Reilly
Background: Identification of pathogenic germline alterations (PGAs) has important clinical and therapeutic implications in pancreas cancer. We performed comprehensive germline testing (GT) in an unselected prospective cohort of patients with exocrine pancreatic neoplasms with genotype and phenotype association to facilitate identification of prognostic and/or predictive biomarkers and examine potential therapeutic implications. Methods: Six hundred fifteen unselected patients with exocrine pancreatic neoplasms were prospectively consented for somatic tumor and matched sample profiling for 410-468 genes...
February 28, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
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March 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Lea Weber, Désirée Maßberg, Christian Becker, Janine Altmüller, Burkhard Ubrig, Gabriele Bonatz, Gerhard Wölk, Stathis Philippou, Andrea Tannapfel, Hanns Hatt, Günter Gisselmann
Olfactory receptors (ORs) are known to be expressed in a variety of human tissues and act on different physiological processes, such as cell migration, proliferation, or secretion and have been found to function as biomarkers for carcinoma tissues of prostate, lung, and small intestine. In this study, we analyzed the OR expression profiles of several different carcinoma tissues, with a focus on breast cancer. The expression of OR2B6 was detectable in breast carcinoma tissues; here, transcripts of OR2B6 were detected in 73% of all breast carcinoma cell lines and in over 80% of all of the breast carcinoma tissues analyzed...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Emmet J Jordan, Maeve A Lowery, Olca Basturk, Peter J Allen, Kenneth H Yu, Viviane Tabar, Kathryn Beal, Diane L Reidy, Yoshiya Yamada, Yelena Janjigian, Ghassan K Abou-Alfa, Eileen M O'Reilly
PURPOSE: To assess clinical characteristics of patients with metastatic pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and brain metastases (BM), and to assess somatic and germ-line molecular profiles where performed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with PDAC and BM between January 1990 and January 2016 were identified. Molecular characteristics of somatic and germ-line testing where performed in the subset of patients who had provided informed consent. Somatic alterations were assessed by either MSK-IMPACT testing (>340 key cancer genes) or Sequenom testing (8-gene panel)...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
Luchuan Chen, Shenghong Wei, Zaisheng Ye, Jun Xiao, Yi Zeng, Yi Wang, Zhenmeng Lin, Zhitao Lin, Xiaoling Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safty and feasibility of the D2 radical resection of omental bursa and No.12p and No.8p for gastric carcinoma (GC). METHODS: Clinical data of 1801 GC patients undergoing D2 radical resection of omental bursa and No.12p and No.8p at Fujian Medical University Cancer Hospital from January 2000 to January 2010 were analyzed retrospectively. Inclusion case criteria: (1)age of 18 to 90 years;(2)pathologically diagnosed as GC and receiving D2 radical resection of omental bursa and No...
February 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Changming Huang, Mi Lin
According to Japanese gastric cancer treatment guidelines, the standard operation for locally advanced upper third gastric cancer is the total gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy, which includes the dissection of the splenic hilar lymph nodes. With the development of minimally invasive ideas and surgical techniques, laparoscopic spleen-preserving splenic hilar lymph node dissection is gradually accepted. It needs high technical requirements and should be carried out by surgeons with rich experience of open operation and skilled laparoscopic techniques...
February 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Steffi J E Rombouts, Tyche C Derksen, Chung Y Nio, Richard van Hillegersberg, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Marieke S Walma, Izaak Q Molenaar, Maarten S van Leeuwen
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to provide a systematic evaluation of the computed tomography(CT) findings after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in locally advanced pancreatic cancer(LAPC). METHODS: Eighteen patients with intra-operative RFA-treated LAPC were included in a prospective case series. All CT-scans performed prior to RFA and 1 week and 3 months of post-RFA, according to standard regimen, were assessed by two radiologists in consensus, using standardized radiological scoring lists...
February 28, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Masahiko Kubo, Daisaku Yamada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Takehiro Noda, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hiroshi Wada, Kouichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Shogo Kobayashi, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
A 60-year-old man underwent palliative surgery with a diagnosis of unresectable cancer, and he visited our hospital for further treatment. Since the cancer was unresectable and multiple hepatic tumors were revealed in CT images that were not metastases, we decided to perform curative surgery for the pancreatic cancer accompanied by partial liver invasion. Pancreaticoduodenectomy plus partial hepatectomy were performed, and 2 tumors were detected in the resected specimen: one in the pancreas-duodenum region and a submucosal tumor in the duodenum bulb...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yuuri Hatsuzawa, Masamichi Mizuma, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Tatsuo Hata, Masahiro Iseki, Tatsuyuki Takadate, Hideo Ohtsuka, Naoaki Sakata, Takanori Morikawa, Kei Nakagawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Takeshi Naitoh, Atsushi Kanno, Tooru Shimosegawa, Michiaki Unno
Here we report a case of pancreatic cancer(PC)with peritoneal dissemination, underwent conversion surgery following chemotherapy for 2 years. A5 5-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for treatment of PC. Abdominal CT scan revealed 3.0 cm of a pancreatic head tumor with abutment of the portal vein and the hepatic artery, classified as borderline resectable. Staging laparoscopy(SL)showed positive peritoneal cytology(CY). Gemcitabine(Gem)plus S-1 therapy(GS) was performed. Ten months after initial GS, SL revealed the disseminated nodule and positive CY...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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