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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204910/outcomes-of-curative-intent-surgery-and-adjuvant-treatment-for-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
#1
Kun Woo Kim, Hong Kwan Kim, Jhingook Kim, Young Mog Shim, Myung-Ju Ahn, Yoon-La Choi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is pathologically classified as non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but its clinical behavior is more aggressive than other types of NSCLC. Accordingly, the optimal treatment strategy for LCNEC, including the indication of adjuvant treatment, remains controversial. METHODS: A retrospective review of 139 patients who underwent curative-intent surgery for LCNEC was performed to investigate clinicopathologic features and survival outcomes and to evaluate whether adjuvant treatment affected survival outcomes...
February 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203418/clinical-outcomes-of-surgically-resected-combined-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-two-institutional-experience
#2
Chao Zhang, Haitang Yang, Heng Zhao, Baoping Lang, Xiangdong Yu, Peng Xiao, Xiao Zhang
BACKGROUND: The combined small cell lung cancer (c-SCLC) was rare and its clinicopathological characteristics had not been thoroughly described. The aim of this study was to determine prognostic factors and survival in c-SCLC patients. METHODS: Clinical records of patients with c-SCLC who underwent surgery between January 2009 and December 2013 in two institutions were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Ninety-seven patients were identified...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195104/well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-kidney-report-of-a-rare-case-with-review-of-literature
#3
Kavita Mardi, Lalita Negi, Srijan Srivastava
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are uncommon tumors that exhibit a wide range of neuroendocrine differentiation and biological behavior. Primary NETs of the kidney, including carcinoid tumor, small cell carcinoma (SCC), and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) are exceedingly rare. Renal carcinoids are typically slow-growing tumors and pursue a variable clinical course. In contrast, SCC and LCNEC often present with locally advanced or metastatic disease and carry a poor prognosis. We herein report a rare cases of well-differentiated NET (carcinoid) in a 39-year-old male along with the immunohistochemical features...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174381/-effectiveness-of-nivolumab-in-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-lung-a-report-of-two-cases
#4
Wakako Daido, Masahiro Yamasaki, Naomi Saito, Sayaka Ishiyama, Naoko Deguchi, Masaya Taniwaki, Haruko Daga, Nobuyuki Ohashi
BACKGROUND: The anti-programmed death-1 antibody nivolumab is an important treatment option for non-small-cell lung carcinoma.However, its effectiveness for large-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas(LCNEC)is still controversial.Here, we report 2 cases of LCNECs that responded to nivolumab.Case 1: A 62-year-old man received chemotherapy and radiotherapy for stage III A lung adenocarcinoma.One year later, another lung lesion was observed and diagnosed as LCNEC using surgical lung biopsy.Although he subsequently received some chemotherapy regimens, the patient developed new brain metastasis, expanded mediastinal lesion, and increased levels of the tumor marker pro-gastrin releasing peptide(ProGRP)...
January 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160741/report-of-two-cases-of-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-duodenal-ampulla-with-contrasting-outcomes-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy-according-to-the-use-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy
#5
Naoya Imamura, Atsushi Nanashima, Masahide Hiyoshi, Yoshiro Fujii
INTRODUCTION: Large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) in the duodenal ampulla of Vater is a rare malignant tumor, with frequent postoperative recurrence and poor prognosis even following complete resection. Effective adjuvant chemotherapy is expected to offer longer survival. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present two patients with LCNEC accompanied by components of tubular adenocarcinoma/adenoma in the duodenal ampulla of Vater who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), resulting in longer survival of 1 patient...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081332/surgical-management-of-large-cell-neuroendocrinelung-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-25-cases
#6
Funda İncekara, Koray Aydoğdu, Ebru Sayılır, Selim Şakir Erkmen Gülhan, Funda Demirağ, Sadi Kaya, Göktürk Fındık
BACKGROUND/AIM: Large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung is a relatively uncommon and aggressive subset of pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors, which include typical and atypical carcinoid, and small-cell lung cancer. LCNEC of the lung accounts for no more than 1% of all lung cancers. LCNECs show features of high-grade neuroendocrine tumors and patients with LCNEC have a very poor prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five patients (22 males and 3 females; mean years 60...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075042/protein-induced-by-vitamin-k-absence-or-antagonist-ii-pivka-ii-producing-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-lcnec-of-lung-with-multiple-liver-metastases-a-case-report
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Hirokazu Kurohama, Yumi Mihara, Yasumori Izumi, Masatsugu Kamata, Seiji Nagashima, Atsumasa Komori, Yojiro Matsuoka, Nozomi Ueki, Masahiro Nakashima, Masahiro Ito
A 78-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for multiple lung and liver tumors. Initial clinical diagnosis was hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with lung metastases because of a high value of serum protein induced by vitamin K absence or antagonist II (PIVKA-II) (6,705 mAU/mL). However, a review of a prior CT showed the lung tumor had existed 6 months before liver tumors were detected. The tumors progressed rapidly and the patient died 37 days after admission. Autopsy revealed that both lung and liver tumors exhibited the histology of large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC)...
January 11, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054150/ki-67-labeling-index-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-lung-has-a-high-level-of-correspondence-between-biopsy-samples-and-surgical-specimens-when-strict-counting-guidelines-are-applied
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Alessandra Fabbri, Mara Cossa, Angelica Sonzogni, Mauro Papotti, Luisella Righi, Gaia Gatti, Patrick Maisonneuve, Barbara Valeri, Ugo Pastorino, Giuseppe Pelosi
Optimal histopathological analysis of biopsies from metastases of neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of the lung requires more than morphology only. Additional parameters such as Ki-67 labeling index are required for adequate diagnosis, but few studies have compared reproducibility of different counting protocols and modalities of reporting on biopsies of lung NET. We compared the results of four different manual counting techniques to establish Ki-67 LI. On 47 paired biopsies and surgical specimens from 22 typical carcinoids (TCs), 14 atypical carcinoids (ACs), six large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas (LCNECs), and five small cell carcinomas (SCCs) immunohistochemical staining of Ki-67 antigen was performed...
February 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998793/the-use-of-immunohistochemistry-improves-the-diagnosis-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-its-differential-diagnosis-an-international-reproducibility-study-in-a-demanding-set-of-cases
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Erik Thunnissen, Alain C Borczuk, Douglas B Flieder, Birgit Witte, Mary Beth B Beasley, Jin-Haeng Chung, Sanja Dacic, Sylvie Lantuejoul, Prudence A Russell, Michael den Bakker, Johan Botling, Elisabeth Brambilla, Erienne de Cuba, Kim Geisinger, Kenzo Hiroshima, Alberto Marchevsky, Yuko Minami, Andre Moreira, Andrew G Nicholson, Akihiko Yoshida, Ming-Sound Tsao, Arne Warth, Edwina Duhig, Gang Chen, Yoshihiro Matsuno, William D Travis, Kelly Butnor, Wendy Cooper, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Noriko Motoi, Claudia Poleri, Giuseppe Pelosi, Keith Kerr, Seena C Aisner, Yuichi Ishikawa, Reinhard H Buettner, Naoto Keino, Yasushi Yatabe, Masayuki Noguchi
INTRODUCTION: The current World Health Organization (WHO) classification of lung cancer states that a diagnosis of small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) can be reliably made on routine histological and cytological grounds, but immunohistochemistry may be required, particularly i) in cases where histologic features are equivocal and ii) in cases where the pathologist wants to increase confidence in diagnosis.. However, reproducibility studies on hematoxylin and eosin-stained slides (H&E) alone for SCLC versus large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) have shown pairwise kappa scores ranging from 0...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903179/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases-from-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-japanese-multi-institutional-cooperative-study-jlgk1401
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Takuya Kawabe, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yasunori Sato, Shoji Yomo, Takeshi Kondoh, Osamu Nagano, Toru Serizawa, Takahiko Tsugawa, Hisayo Okamoto, Atsuya Akabane, Kazuyasu Aita, Manabu Sato, Hidefumi Jokura, Jun Kawagishi, Takashi Shuto, Hideya Kawai, Akihito Moriki, Hiroyuki Kenai, Yoshiyasu Iwai, Masazumi Gondo, Toshinori Hasegawa, Soichiro Yasuda, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Yasushi Nagatomo, Shinya Watanabe, Naoya Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE In 1999, the World Health Organization categorized large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung as a variant of large cell carcinoma, and LCNEC now accounts for 3% of all lung cancers. Although LCNEC is categorized among the non-small cell lung cancers, its biological behavior has recently been suggested to be very similar to that of a small cell pulmonary malignancy. The clinical outcome for patients with LCNEC is generally poor, and the optimal treatment for this malignancy has not yet been established...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888490/large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-common-bile-duct-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-literature
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Makoto Murakami, Kanji Katayama, Shigeru Kato, Daisuke Fujimoto, Mitsuhiro Morikawa, Kenji Koneri, Yasuo Hirono, Takanori Goi
BACKGROUND: Large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the bile duct is extremely rare and is a high-grade type of neuroendocrine tumor with an aggressive clinical course. Here, we report a case of LCNEC of the extrahepatic bile duct. CASE PRESENTATION: An 80-year-old man presented with severe jaundice. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography and enhanced computed tomography revealed complete obstruction of the common bile duct (CBD) by a dense tumor measuring 1...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873319/lung-neuroendocrine-tumours-deep-sequencing-of-the-four-world-health-organization-histotypes-reveals-chromatin-remodelling-genes-as-major-players-and-a-prognostic-role-for-tert-rb1-men1-and-kmt2d
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Michele Simbolo, Andrea Mafficini, Katarzyna O Sikora, Matteo Fassan, Stefano Barbi, Vincenzo Corbo, Luca Mastracci, Borislav Rusev, Federica Grillo, Caterina Vicentini, Roberto Ferrara, Sara Pilotto, Federico Davini, Giuseppe Pelosi, Rita T Lawlor, Marco Chilosi, Giampaolo Tortora, Emilio Bria, Gabriella Fontanini, Marco Volante, Aldo Scarpa
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) was applied to 148 lung neuroendocrine tumours (LNETs) comprising the four World Health Organization classification categories: 53 typical carcinoid (TCs), 35 atypical carcinoid (ACs), 27 large-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas, and 33 small-cell lung carcinomas. A discovery screen was conducted on 46 samples by the use of whole-exome sequencing and high-coverage targeted sequencing of 418 genes. Eighty-eight recurrently mutated genes from both the discovery screen and current literature were verified in the 46 cases of the discovery screen, and validated on additional 102 LNETs by targeted NGS; their prevalence was then evaluated on the whole series...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790635/fertility-sparing-management-of-large-cell-neuroendocrine-tumour-of-cervix-a-case-report-review-of-literature
#13
S Rajkumar, R Iyer, G Culora, G Lane
Large cell neuroendocrine cervical carcinoma (LCNEC) is a rare and aggressive cancer that tends to spread and recur early despite intensive multimodal treatment. Conventional treatment strategies for early stage neuroendocrine tumour (NET) include radical hysterectomy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. There are only 2 reported cases of fertility sparing treatment for NET. We report on the first case of successful conception and delivery at term following radical trachelectomy for early stage LCNEC.
November 2016: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790443/pure-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-ovary-with-metastasis-to-cervix-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#14
Lakshmi Agarwal, Bhawna Gupta, Ayushi Jain
Ovarian Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma (LCNEC) is a recently described rare entity, which even more rarely occurs in a 'pure' form without any associated surface epithelial-stromal or germ cell component. Cervix metastasis of ovarian LCNEC has not been reported previously. We report here a case of ovarian LCNEC in a 35-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain and amenorrhea. Grossly the left ovary showed a solid cystic tumour measuring 6 cm in diameter. Histological examination showed a pure LCNEC without any associated component, confirmed by immunohistochemistry...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514507/large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-skin-ultrastructural-and-immunohistochemical-findings
#15
Kotaro Nagase, Hiromi Kimura, Naomi Yonekura, Shinichi Koba, Takuya Inoue, Yutaka Narisawa
Large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is an uncommon and aggressive neuroendocrine tumor, found mainly in the lung. Although LCNEC has been reported in various organs, LCNEC of the skin is extremely rare, poorly recognized and probably underestimated. Here we report a case of LCNEC of the skin, focusing on the histopathological and ultrastructural findings in detail. The patient was an 85-year-old Japanese woman presented with a mass on her right upper eyelid. Biopsy specimen showed an infiltrative mass with extension into the subcutis...
November 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27507618/genomic-profiling-of-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-lung
#16
Tomohiro Miyoshi, Shigeki Umemura, Yuki Matsumura, Sachiyo Mimaki, Satoshi Tada, Hideki Makinoshima, Genichiro Ishii, Hibiki Udagawa, Shingo Matsumoto, Kiyotaka Yoh, Seiji Niho, Hironobu Ohmatsu, Keiju Aokage, Tomoyuki Hishida, Junji Yoshida, Kanji Nagai, Koichi Goto, Masahiro Tsuboi, Katsuya Tsuchihara
PURPOSE: Although large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung shares many clinical characteristics with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), little is known about its molecular features. We analyzed lung LCNECs to identify biologically relevant genomic alterations. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We performed targeted capture sequencing of all the coding exons of 244 cancer-related genes on 78 LCNEC samples [65 surgically resected cases, including 10 LCNECs combined with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) types analyzed separately, and biopsies of 13 advanced cases]...
August 9, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418196/loss-of-yap1-defines-neuroendocrine-differentiation-of-lung-tumors
#17
Takeshi Ito, Daisuke Matsubara, Ichidai Tanaka, Kanae Makiya, Zen-Ichi Tanei, Yuki Kumagai, Shu-Jen Shiu, Hiroki J Nakaoka, Shumpei Ishikawa, Takayuki Isagawa, Teppei Morikawa, Aya Shinozaki-Ushiku, Yasushi Goto, Tomoyuki Nakano, Takehiro Tsuchiya, Hiroyoshi Tsubochi, Daisuke Komura, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Yoh Dobashi, Jun Nakajima, Shunsuke Endo, Masashi Fukayama, Yoshitaka Sekido, Toshiro Niki, Yoshinori Murakami
YAP1, the main Hippo pathway effector, is a potent oncogene and is overexpressed in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, the YAP1 expression pattern in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) has not yet been elucidated in detail. We report that the loss of YAP1 is a special feature of high-grade neuroendocrine lung tumors. A hierarchical cluster analysis of 15 high-grade neuroendocrine tumor cell lines containing 14 SCLC cell lines that depended on the genes of Hippo pathway molecules and neuroendocrine markers clearly classified these lines into two groups: the YAP1-negative and neuroendocrine marker-positive group (n = 11), and the YAP1-positive and neuroendocrine marker-negative group (n = 4)...
October 2016: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372520/usp7-inhibitors-downregulating-ccdc6-sensitize-lung-neuroendocrine-cancer-cells-to-parp-inhibitor-drugs
#18
Umberto Malapelle, Francesco Morra, Gennaro Ilardi, Roberta Visconti, Francesco Merolla, Aniello Cerrato, Virginia Napolitano, Roberto Monaco, Gianluca Guggino, Guglielmo Monaco, Stefania Staibano, Giancarlo Troncone, Angela Celetti
OBJECTIVES: CCDC6 gene product is a tumor-suppressor pro-apoptotic protein, substrate of ATM, involved in DNA damage response and repair. Altered levels of CCDC6 expression are dependent on post-translational modifications, being the de-ubiquitinating enzyme USP7 responsible of the fine tuning of the CCDC6 stability. Thus, our aim was to investigate CCDC6 and USP7 expression levels in Lung-Neuroendocrine Tumors (L-NETs) to verify if they correlate and may be exploited as novel predictive therapeutic markers...
June 17, 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27368130/comprehensive-biomarkers-for-personalized-treatment-in-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-comparative-analysis-with-adenocarcinoma
#19
Takashi Makino, Tetuo Mikami, Yoshinobu Hata, Hajime Otsuka, Satoshi Koezuka, Kazutoshi Isobe, Naobumi Tochigi, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Sakae Homma, Akira Iyoda
BACKGROUND: The prognosis for patients with large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung is extremely poor, and optimal treatment strategies have not yet been established. To improve prognoses in patients with LCNEC, this study analyzed immunohistochemical expression and gene mutations of several known molecular targets in LCNECs and compared the expression levels of these targets with those in lung adenocarcinomas. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with primary LCNEC and 40 patients with adenocarcinoma were analyzed...
November 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27259241/comparative-evaluation-of-three-proliferation-markers-ki-67-top2a-and-racgap1-in-bronchopulmonary-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-issues-and-prospects
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Elisa Neubauer, Ralph M Wirtz, Daniel Kaemmerer, Maria Athelogou, Lydia Schmidt, Jörg Sänger, Amelie Lupp
The classification of bronchopulmonary neuroendocrine neoplasms (BP-NEN) into four tumor entities (typical carcinoids (TC), atypical carcinoids (AC), small cell lung cancers (SCLC), large cell neuroendocrine lung carcinomas (LCNEC)) is difficult to perform accurately, but important for prognostic statements and therapeutic management decisions. In this regard, we compared the expression of three proliferation markers, Ki-67, Topoisomerase II alpha (TOP2A), and RacGAP1, in a series of tumor samples from 104 BP-NEN patients (24 TC, 21 AC, 52 SCLC, 7 LCNEC) using different evaluation methods (immunohistochemistry (IHC): Average evaluation, Hotspot evaluation, digital image analysis; RT-qPCR)...
July 5, 2016: Oncotarget
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