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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736630/current-biologics-for-treatment-of-biliary-tract-cancers
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REVIEW
Diana Y Zhao, Kian-Huat Lim
Biliary tract cancers (BTC) is a group of malignancies that arise from the epithelial cells of the biliary tree. These cancers are typically classified by anatomic site of origin: intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHCC) and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (EHCC), and gallbladder cancer (GBC). To date, complete surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment especially for earlier stage disease. Unfortunately, most patients present with advanced or metastatic disease, when systemic chemotherapy is the only treatment option...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736626/molecular-landscape-and-sub-classification-of-gastrointestinal-cancers-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Bita Fakhri, Kian-Huat Lim
The historical approach of diagnosing cancer types based entirely on anatomic origin and histologic features, and the "one-size-fit-all" therapeutic approach, are inadequate in modern cancer treatment. From decades of research we now know that cancer is a highly heterogeneous disease driven by complex genetic or epigenetic alterations. The advent of various high throughput molecular tools has now enabled us to view and sub-classify each cancer type based on their distinct molecular features, in addition to histologic classification, with the promise of individualized treatment strategies tailored towards each specific subtype to improve patient outcomes...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731994/-the-frequency-and-clinical-profile-of-gallbladder-cancer-in-patients-undergoing-cholecystectomy-in-3-reference-hospitals-in-chiclayo-between-2011-2015
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Fernando Eulogio Peña Dávila, Fernando Andrés Sánchez Renteria, Jorge Fernandez Mogollon, Martha Roxana Rodríguez Rodríguez
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency and clinical profile of gallbladder cancer in patients undergoing cholecystectomy in 3 reference hospitals in Chiclayo between 2011-2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study. The study is divided into 2 phases, the first was to count the total number of reports of gallbladder pathology and select positive cases for cancer; the second phase was to collect data from the medical records of patients positive for cancer...
April 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731820/uncommon-neoplasms-of-the-biliary-tract-radiological-findings
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Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Salvatore Filice, Antonio Avallone, Mauro Piccirillo, Maddalena Leongito, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
OBJECTIVES: To report our cancer center experience in the biliary tumors incidence other than cholangiocellular-carcinoma (CCC), emphasizing the radiological features. METHODS: 197 patients with biliary disease undergoing Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI were reviewed. Four radiologists evaluated retrospectively size, structure, anatomical site, and signal intensity of lesions on MRI. Enhancement-pattern during the arterial-, portal-, and late-phase on US, CT and MR study was assessed as well as the enhancement pattern during the hepatobiliary-phase on MRI...
July 21, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731197/metastatic-gallbladder-carcinoma-in-meningioma-a-case-report
#5
Burak Eren, Feyza Karagoz Guzey, Ilker Gulec, Azmi Tufan
Metastases from tumors to systemic cancers are rare. The most common intracranial recipient tumor is meningioma. Metastasis from gallbladder cancer has been previously reported from only one patient during autopsy. We present the case of a 72-year-old woman who underwent surgery for right frontal skull base meningioma.The tumor was completely removed. Histological specimens showed gallbladder carcinomatous metastasis with diffuse neuroendocrine differentiation in meningothelial meningioma. The Ki-67 proliferation index of the meningioma was 3%...
June 2, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730246/spontaneous-cholecystocutaneous-fistula-as-a-primary-manifestation-of-gallbladder-adenocarcinoma-associated-with-gallbladder-lithiasis-case-report
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Bogdan Vasile Micu, Octavian Aurel Andercou, Carmen Maria Micu, Valentin Militaru, IonuŢ Isaia Jeican, Cătălina Ileana Bungărdean, Stelian ŞtefăniŢă Mogoantă, Dan Radu Miclăuş, Tudor Radu Pop
Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula (SCF) is a rare complication of neglected calculous biliary disease and also an extremely rare complication of gallbladder neoplasm. This pathology has become even rarer because of prompt diagnosis and expedient surgical intervention for gallstones. So far, there is one published report of a SCF due to gallbladder adenocarcinoma. We present the case of a woman aged 87 years, admitted to the Vth Department of Surgery, Clinical Municipal Hospital of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) for a tumoral mass located in the epigastrium...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728050/topoisomerase-expression-and-amplification-in-solid-tumours-analysis-of-24-262-patients
#7
Gregory M Heestand, Maria Schwaederle, Zoran Gatalica, David Arguello, Razelle Kurzrock
BACKGROUND: Topoisomerase I (TOPO1) and topoisomerase IIα (TOP2A) are specific targets of multiple chemotherapy drugs. Increased expression of TOPO1 protein and amplification of the TOP2A gene have been associated with treatment response in colorectal and breast cancers, respectively. TOPO1 and TOP2A may be potential therapeutic targets in other malignancies as well. SUMMARY OF METHODS: We analysed TOPO1 protein expression and TOP2A gene amplification in patients (n = 24,262 specimens) with diverse cancers...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722661/dck-expression-a-potential-predictive-biomarker-in-the-adjuvant-gemcitabine-chemotherapy-for-biliary-tract-cancer-after-surgical-resection-results-from-a-phase-ii-study
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Sang Myung Woo, Kyong-Ah Yoon, Eun Kyung Hong, Weon Seo Park, Sung-Sik Han, Sang-Jae Park, Jungnam Joo, Eun Young Park, Ju Hee Lee, Yun-Hee Kim, Tae Hyun Kim, Woo Jin Lee
The role of adjuvant therapy following resection of biliary tract cancer (BTC) remains unclear. We therefore evaluated the feasibility and toxicity of adjuvant gemcitabine in patients with BTC. This clinical phase II trial was an open-label, single center, single-arm study. Within 8 weeks after gross complete resection of BTC, patients were started on intravenous infusions of gemcitabine 1000 mg/m2 over 30 min on days 1, 8, and 15 of every 28-day cycle. Intratumoral expression of cytidine deaminase (CDA), human equilibrative transporter-1 (hENT1), deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) and ribonucleotide reductase subunit 1 (RRM1) was measured by immunohistochemistry...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716660/differentiation-between-gallbladder-cancer-with-acute-cholecystitis-considerations-for-surgeons-during-emergency-cholecystectomy-a-cohort-study
#9
Sung Hoon Kim, Dawn Jung, Jhii-Hyun Ahn, Kyung Sik Kim
PURPOSE: Gallbladder cancer (GBCA) is an uncommon malignancy with vague and non-specific symptoms. GBCA is sometimes diagnosed after emergency cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. We investigated the differential diagnosis between GBCA with acute cholecystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients were diagnosed with GBCA after emergency cholecystectomy carried out for acute cholecystitis. A radiologist who was blinded to the final diagnoses retrospectively reviewed the computed tomography (CT) scans of the patients with GBCA and 25 patients with acute cholecystitis...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706207/the-influence-of-marital-status-on-survival-of-gallbladder-cancer-patients-a-population-based-study
#10
Xinxing Li, Ye Liu, Yi Wang, Canping Ruan, Haolu Wang, Xiaowen Liang, Yanping Sun, Zhiqian Hu
Marital status has been found to be a prognostic factor for survival in various cancers, but its role in gallbladder cancer (GBC) has not been fully studied. In this study, we used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER)-registered database to analyze the survival of GBC patients with different marital status. A total of 6,627 GBC patients were selected from SEER database from 2004 to 2013. The age, race, grade, histologic type, AJCC stage, SEER stage and marital status were identified as independent prognostic factors...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706162/presence-of-salmonella-avra-in-colorectal-tumor-and-its-precursor-lesions-in-mouse-intestine-and-human-specimens
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Rong Lu, Maarten Bosland, Yinglin Xia, Yong-Guo Zhang, Ikuko Kato, Jun Sun
Evidence directly supporting an association between Salmonella infection and colorectal cancer in human subjects is sparse. It has been well recognized that Salmonella infection increases the risk of gallbladder cancer. AvrA, a bacterial protein from Salmonella enterica, plays a crucial role in establishing chronic infection. To our knowledge, the presence of the bacterial AvrA has never been studied in human samples. Here, we demonstrated the presence and cellular localization of AvrA in inflamed, colorectal tumor and its precursor lesions, using both animal experimental infection models and human clinical specimens...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698100/adenosquamous-gallbladder-carcinoma-multigene-hotspot-mutational-profiling-reveals-a-monoclonal-origin-of-the-two-components
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Francesca Galuppini, Roberta Salmaso, Elisa Valentini, Cristiano Lanza, Isacco Maretto, Donato Nitti, Massimo Rugge, Matteo Fassan
Adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) of the gallbladder is a rare malignant tumor that is characterized by a coexisting of glandular and squamous components. In a case of ASC, we performed hotspot multigene mutational profiling of 164 hotspot regions of eleven cancer-associated genes (AKT1, APC, BRAF, CTNNB1, KIT, KRAS, NRAS, PDGFRA, PIK3CA, PTEN and TP53) in the two microdissected components. Both tumor phenotypes resulted characterized by a p.E542K point mutation in the PIK3CA gene, whereas adenocarcinoma component revealed also a TP53 Q331* homozygous stop mutation...
May 23, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693792/cholangiocarcinoma
#13
REVIEW
Michela Squadroni, Luca Tondulli, Gemma Gatta, Stefania Mosconi, Giordano Beretta, Roberto Labianca
Biliary tract cancer accounts for <1% of all cancers and affects chiefly an elderly population, with predominance in men. We distinguish cholangiocarcinoma (intrahepatic, hilar and distal) and gallbladder cancer, with different pathogenesis and prognosis. The treatment is based on surgery (whenever possible), radiotherapy in selected cases, and chemotherapy. The standard cytotoxic treatment for advanced/metastatic disease is represented by the combination of gemcitabine and cisplatin, whereas fluoropyrimidines are generally administered in second line setting...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693246/genetic-alterations-in-japanese-extrahepatic-biliary-tract-cancer
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Rei Noguchi, Kiyoshi Yamaguchi, Tsuneo Ikenoue, Yumi Terakado, Yasunori Ohta, Naohide Yamashita, Osamu Kainuma, Sana Yokoi, Yoshiaki Maru, Hiroki Nagase, Yoichi Furukawa
Biliary tract cancer (BTC) is one of the most devastating types of malignant neoplasms worldwide. However, the mechanisms underlying the development and progression of BTC remain unresolved. BTC includes extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma (EBDC), gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) and ampulla of Vater carcinoma (AVC), named according to the location of the tumor. Although genetic alterations of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma have been investigated, those of EBDC, GBC and AVC have not yet been fully understood. The present study analyzed somatic mutations of 50 cancer-associated genes in 27 Japanese BTC cells, including: 11 EBDC, 14 GBC and 2 AVC...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692469/surgical-management-of-gallbladder-cancer-simple-versus-extended-cholecystectomy-and-the-role-of-adjuvant-therapy
#15
Gyulnara G Kasumova, Omidreza Tabatabaie, Robert M Najarian, Mark P Callery, Sing Chau Ng, Andrea J Bullock, Robert A Fisher, Jennifer F Tseng
OBJECTIVE: To assess if simple cholecystectomy with adjuvant therapy could provide outcomes comparable to extended cholecystectomy. BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend extended/radical cholecystectomy for T2/T3 gallbladder cancer; however, many tumors are discovered incidentally at laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: The national Cancer Data Base 2004 to 2014 was queried for patients with pT2/T3 gallbladder adenocarcinoma who underwent resection...
July 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690639/laparoscopic-radical-cholecystectomy-for-primary-or-incidental-early-gallbladder-cancer-the-new-rules-governing-the-treatment-of-gallbladder-cancer
#16
REVIEW
Gaetano Piccolo, Guglielmo Niccolò Piozzi
AIM: To evaluate the technical feasibility and oncologic safety of laparoscopic radical cholecystectomy (LRC) for primary or incidental early gallbladder cancer (GBC) treatment. METHODS: Articles reporting LRC for GBC were reviewed from the first case reported in 2010 to 2015 (129 patients). 116 patients had a preoperative diagnosis of gallbladder cancer (primary GBC). 13 patients were incidental cases (IGBC) discovered during or after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684194/adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-resected-biliary-tract-cancers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Michele Ghidini, Gianluca Tomasello, Andrea Botticelli, Sandro Barni, Giampietro Zabbialini, Silvia Seghezzi, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Chiara Braconi, Fausto Petrelli
INTRODUCTION: The use of adjuvant treatment (AT) in resected biliary tract cancers (BTC) is still controversial. No efficacy comparison has been performed between chemotherapy (CT) and chemoradiotherapy (CTRT). A systematic review of the available evidence regarding adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) in resected BTC was performed. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, SCOPUS and The Cochrane Library databases were searched for relevant articles published. Only studies including at least 50 patients affected by tumors of gallbladder, intrahepatic, perihilar, and distal bile ducts were considered...
July 3, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683987/node-negative-esophageal-cancer-with-short-interval-isolated-metastasis-to-the-gallbladder-a-case-report
#18
Christopher M Hart, Kelly R Haisley, Christian Lanciault, James P Dolan
A 55 year old male smoker presented with clinical T3N0 esophageal adenocarcinoma of the GE junction. He completed neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy with carboplatin/paclitaxel and 5040cGy of radiation. He had limited clinical response on restaging but no evidence of metastatic disease and completed a minimally invasive three field esophagectomy. This was complicated by a chyle leak requiring thoracic duct embolization from which he recovered well. Surgical pathology showed no apparent nodal disease or metastases but a poorly differentiated primary tumor with signet-cell features...
April 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683010/the-incidence-rates-and-survival-of-gallbladder-cancer-in-the-usa
#19
Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Ju Dong Yang, Thoetchai Peeraphatdit, Lewis R Roberts
Gallbladder cancer is a rare malignancy in most countries. The racial and sociodemographic factors associated with its incidence and survival are poorly defined. We aimed to investigate population-based gallbladder cancer incidence and survival trends on the basis of clinical characteristics and sociodemographic factors in the USA. Gallbladder cancer incidence and survival data from 2001 to 2012 were obtained from 18 registries of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Incidence rates and Joinpoint trends were calculated by demographic subgroup...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680009/contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-gallbladder-cancer-and-pancreatic-cancer
#20
Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Yuki Sato, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) plays a major role in diagnosing gallbladder (GB) cancer and pancreatic cancer (PC). In cases of GB cancer, EUS allows for precise observations of morphology and wall layers. However, proficiency is required for the morphologic diagnosis of GB tumors. Therefore, contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS (CH-EUS) began to be performed to diagnose GB lesions. CH-EUS enables real-time observation of the hemodynamics of GB tumors. The enhanced patterns generated by CH-EUS improve precision in the diagnosis of such tumors...
July 5, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
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