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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529750/phase-i-study-of-weekly-palliative-chemotherapy-with-low-dose-third-line-paclitaxel-for-biliary-tract-cancer
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Hidehiro Tajima, Tetsuo Ohta, Hiroyuki Shinbashi, Atsushi Hirose, Mitsuyoshi Okazaki, Takahisa Yamaguchi, Yoshinao Ohbatake, Koichi Okamoto, Shinichi Nakanuma, Seisho Sakai, Jun Kinoshita, Isamu Makino, Keishi Nakamura, Hironori Hayashi, Katsunobu Oyama, Masafumi Inokuchi, Tomoharu Miyashita, Hiroyuki Takamura, Itasu Ninomiya, Sachio Fushida, Hiroyuki Nakamura
The prognosis of patients with unresectable and recurrent biliary tract cancer (BTC) is very poor. Although gemcitabine (GEM) plus cisplatin therapy is useful for unresectable cases, the median overall survival (OS) of the patients is <1 year, and third-line chemotherapy following failure of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and GEM plus cisplatin is currently unavailable. The clinical efficacy and basic effects of low-dose paclitaxel (PTX) therapy for patients with BTC was previously reported. We herein present the results of a phase I clinical trial of weekly low-dose PTX as third-line palliative chemotherapy...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529578/long-non-coding-rna-expression-profiles-in-gallbladder-carcinoma-identified-using-microarray-analysis
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Jiwen Wang, Han Liu, Xiaokun Shen, Yueqi Wang, Dexiang Zhang, Sheng Shen, Tao Suo, Hongtao Pan, Yue Ming, Kan Ding, Houbao Liu
Gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) is the most common biliary tract cancer and exhibits poor patient prognosis. Previous studies have identified that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) serve important regulatory roles in cancer biology. Alterations in lncRNAs are associated with several types of cancer. However, the contribution of lncRNAs to GBC remains unclear. To investigate the lncRNAs that are potentially involved in GBC, lncRNA profiles were identified in three pairs of human GBC and corresponding peri-carcinomatous tissue samples using microarray analysis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506055/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-complicated-with-bile-duct-invasion
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Jihyun An, Kwang Sun Lee, Kang Mo Kim, Do Hyun Park, Sang Soo Lee, Danbi Lee, Ju Hyun Shim, Young-Suk Lim, Han Chu Lee, Young-Hwa Chung, Yung Sang Lee
Background/Aims: Little is known about the treatment or outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) complicated with bile duct invasion. Methods: A total of 247 consecutive HCC patients with bile duct invasion at initial diagnosis were retrospectively included. Results: The majority of patients had Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage C HCC (66.8%). Portal vein tumor thrombosis was present in 166 (67.2%) patients. Median survival was 4...
May 16, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503556/therapeutic-options-for-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Manojkumar Bupathi, Daniel H Ahn, Tanios Bekaii-Saab
Biliary tract cancer (BTC) is a heterogeneous group of cancers, which is composed of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICCA), extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ECCA), gallbladder cancers and ampullary carcinomas. While all anatomic subgroups are treated uniformly, our understanding about the pathogenesis has allowed us to reason that each group represents a clinically and genetically diverse disease. The majority of patients present with locally advanced or metastatic disease, where the standard treatment is combination systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin...
April 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503555/surgical-options-for-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Kui Wang, Han Zhang, Yong Xia, Jian Liu, Feng Shen
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is the second most common primary liver cancer, accounting for 10-15% of primary hepatic malignancy. The incidence and cancer-related mortality of ICC continue to increase worldwide. At present, hepatectomy is still the most effective treatment for ICC patients to achieve long-term survival, although its overall efficacy may not be as good as that for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) due to the unique pathogenesis and clinical-pathological profiles of ICC. Viral infection, lithiasis and metabolic factors may all be associated with the pathogenesis of ICC...
April 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497252/gallbladder-cancer-presenting-with-jaundice-uniformly-fatal-or-still-potentially-curable
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Thuy B Tran, Jeffrey A Norton, Cecilia G Ethun, Timothy M Pawlik, Stefan Buettner, Carl Schmidt, Eliza W Beal, William G Hawkins, Ryan C Fields, Bradley A Krasnick, Sharon M Weber, Ahmed Salem, Robert C G Martin, Charles R Scoggins, Perry Shen, Harveshp D Mogal, Kamran Idrees, Chelsea A Isom, Ioannis Hatzaras, Rivfka Shenoy, Shishir K Maithel, George A Poultsides
BACKGROUND: Jaundice as a presenting symptom of gallbladder cancer has traditionally been considered to be a sign of advanced disease, inoperability, and poor outcome. However, recent studies have demonstrated that a small subset of these patients can undergo resection with curative intent. METHODS: Patients with gallbladder cancer managed surgically from 2000 to 2014 in 10 US academic institutions were stratified based on the presence of jaundice at presentation (defined as bilirubin ≥4 mg/ml or requiring preoperative biliary drainage)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492560/mir-218-5p-restores-sensitivity-to-gemcitabine-through-prkce-mdr1-axis-in-gallbladder-cancer
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Hui Wang, Ming Zhan, Sun-Wang Xu, Wei Chen, Man-Mei Long, Yong-Heng Shi, Qiang Liu, Man Mohan, Jian Wang
Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is one of the most common malignancy of the biliary tract characterized by its high chemoresistant tendency. Although great progresses have been made in recent decades for treating many cancers with anticancer drugs, effective therapeutics methods for anti-GBC are still lacking. Therefore, investigations into identifying the mechanisms underlying the drug resistance of GBC are greatly needed. In this study, we show that miR-218-5p plays a critical role in gemcitabine resistance of GBC...
May 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487727/number-of-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-procedures-required-for-short-biliary-cannulation-time
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Koichiro Mandai, Koji Uno, Yasutoshi Fujii, Takuji Kawamura, Kenjiro Yasuda
Background. Several previous studies assessed the competence in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) using the bile duct cannulation success rate. However, the cannulation time is also important, because a long cannulation time was reported to be a risk factor for post-ERCP pancreatitis. Aim. To determine the number of ERCP procedures required for short cannulation time of the bile duct. Methods. We retrospectively analyzed 605 ERCP procedures performed for bile duct cannulation in patients with native papilla at our institution between March 2012 and December 2015...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487467/overall-survival-and-clinical-characteristics-of-brca-associated-cholangiocarcinoma-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Talia Golan, Maria Raitses-Gurevich, Robin K Kelley, Andrea G Bocobo, Ayelet Borgida, Rachna T Shroff, Spring Holter, Steven Gallinger, Daniel H Ahn, Dan Aderka, Jain Apurva, Tanois Bekaii-Saab, Eitan Friedman, Milind Javle
BACKGROUND: Biliary tract malignancies, in particular cholangiocarcinomas (CCA), are rare tumors that carry a poor prognosis. BRCA2 mutation carriers have an increased risk of developing CCA with a reported relative risk of ∼5 according to the Breast Cancer Linkage Consortium. In addition to this risk, there are potential therapeutic implications in those harboring somatic and/or germline (GL) BRCA mutations. Therefore, it is important to define the clinical characteristics of GL/somatic BRCA1/2 variants in CCA patients...
May 9, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485270/a-review-of-the-scaffold-protein-menin-and-its-role-in-hepatobiliary-pathology
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Laurent Ehrlich, Chad Hall, Fanyin Meng, Terry Lairmore, Gianfranco Alpini, Shannon Glaser
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN1) is a familial cancer syndrome with neuroendocrine tumorigenesis of the parathyroid glands, pituitary gland, and pancreatic islet cells. The MEN1 gene codes for the canonical tumor suppressor protein, menin. Its protein structure has recently been crystallized, and it has been investigated in a multitude of other tissues. In this review, we summarize recent advancements in understanding the structure of the menin protein and its function as a scaffold protein in histone modification and epigenetic gene regulation...
April 28, 2017: Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480074/long-term-responders-to-palliative-chemotherapy-for-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer
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Mark K Doherty, Mairéad G McNamara, Priya Aneja, Emma McInerney, Stephanie Moignard, Anne M Horgan, Haiyan Jiang, Tony Panzarella, Raymond Jang, Neesha Dhani, David Hedley, Jennifer J Knox
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) are often treated with palliative chemotherapy (PC). Standard PC since 2010 is a cisplatin/gemcitabine doublet, with median overall survival (OS) of 11.7 months from the ABC-02 trial. Prior to this, our institutional standard was gemcitabine and fluoropyrimidine. The ABC-02 study used 8 cycles of PC as standard with treatment stopped even in the absence of disease progression, but some patients may benefit from continuing PC longer than 8 cycles...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480071/targeted-therapy-in-biliary-tract-cancers-current-limitations-and-potentials-in-the-future
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REVIEW
Selley Sahu, Weijing Sun
Biliary tract cancers (BTC)/Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an aggressive biliary tract epithelial malignancy from varying locations within the biliary tree with cholangiocyte depreciation., including intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA) (iCCA), extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (eCCA) and gallbladder carcinoma (GBC). The disease is largely heterogeneous in etiology, epidemiology, and molecular profile. There are limited treatment options and low survival rates for those patients with advanced or metastatic disease...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480070/chemotherapy-in-patients-with-hepatobiliary-cancers-and-abnormal-hepatic-function
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REVIEW
Jun Gong, May Cho, Marwan Fakih
Sorafenib and cisplatin plus gemcitabine currently represent first-line treatment standards in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma and biliary cancer, respectively. Conventional cytotoxic agents (monotherapy or combination therapy) have demonstrated activity in the second-line setting or in those in which first-line agents are contraindicated. A strategy for safe yet effective administration of such systemic therapies in patients with advanced hepatobiliary cancer and abnormal liver function needs to be strongly considered...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480069/adjuvant-therapy-in-biliary-tract-and-gall-bladder-carcinomas-a-review
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REVIEW
Roshan S Prabhu, Jimmy Hwang
Biliary tract carcinomas are relatively rare, but are increasingly diagnosed. They comprise several anatomically contiguous sites, so are often grouped together, but they do appear to represent distinct diseases, in part because of anatomical and surgical considerations. Complete upfront surgical resection is generally difficult because these cancers are often diagnosed at relatively advanced stages of disease. Thus, adjuvant therapy is often considered. This paper will review the evidence underpinning current recommendations for adjuvant therapy in biliary carcinomas...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480068/biliary-cancer-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-vs-extrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-vs-gallbladder-cancers-classification-and-therapeutic-implications
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REVIEW
Daniel H Ahn, Tanios Bekaii-Saab
Biliary cancers (BCs) are a diverse group of tumors that arise from the bile duct epithelium and are divided into cholangiocarcinomas of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (EHCC) and cancer of the gallbladder. Despite improvements in treatment and diagnosis, BCs are often diagnosed at an advanced stage and associated with poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Recent discoveries have allowed us to have a better understanding of the genomic diversity in BC, and identify genes that are likely contributing to its pathogenesis, proliferation and treatment resistance...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479483/coffee-and-autoimmunity-more-than-a-mere-hot-beverage
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REVIEW
Kassem Sharif, Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Coffee is one of the world's most consumed beverage. In the last decades, coffee consumption has attracted a huge body of research due to its impact on health. Recent scientific evidences showed that coffee intake could be associated with decreased mortality from cardiovascular and neurological diseases, diabetes type II, as well as from endometrial and liver cancer, among others. In this review, on the basis of available data in the literature, we aimed to investigate the association between coffee intake and its influence on the immune system and the insurgence of the most relevant autoimmune diseases...
May 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479376/extracellular-vesicles-in-bile-as-markers-of-malignant-biliary-stenoses
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Valeria Severino, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Myriam Delhaye, Solange Moll, Isabelle Annessi-Ramseyer, Xavier Robin, Jean-Louis Frossard, Annarita Farina
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Algorithms for diagnosis of malignant common bile duct (CBD) stenoses are complex and lack accuracy. Malignant tumors secrete large numbers of extracellular vesicles (EVs) into surrounding fluids; EVs might therefore serve as biomarkers for diagnosis. We investigated whether concentrations of EVs in bile could discriminate malignant from nonmalignant CBD stenoses. METHODS: We collected bile and blood samples from 50 patients undergoing therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography at university hospitals in Europe for CBD stenosis of malignant (pancreatic cancer, n=20 or cholangiocarcinoma, n=5) or nonmalignant (chronic pancreatitis [CP], n=15) origin...
May 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479363/circadian-clock-is-involved-in-regulation-of-hepatobiliary-transport-mediated-by-multidrug-resistance-associated-protein-2
#18
Ju-Hee Oh, Joo Hyun Lee, Dong-Hee Han, Sehyung Cho, Young-Joo Lee
There has been a growing interest in circadian regulation of the expression and function of drug transporters. In this study, we investigated circadian rhythm in the expression and function of multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (Mrp2) in mouse liver and involvement of circadian clock in their regulations by using the circadian clock genes (period 1 and period 2) knockout mice. The mRNA and protein expression of Mrp2, P-glycoprotein, and breast cancer resistance protein was measured in the mouse liver at different times of the day...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478841/somatic-mutation-a-cause-of-biliary-atresia-a-hypothesis
#19
Alexandre Fabre, Céline Roman, Bertrand Roquelaure
Despite many years of research, the causes of biliary atresia still remain elusive. Infection, immune disorder, toxins or maternal microchimerism have been cited as potential triggers of biliary atresia. This is a rare disease with a stable incidence over the years although with sizeable ethnic variations. This stability suggests that environmental factors have in fact only a slight influence. During the search for etiologies, twin studies have often helped disentangle the genetic from the environmental. For this condition, twin studies have mainly demonstrated a lack of concordance between twins (either monozygotic or dizygotic), ruling out Mendelian, infectious or toxic causes...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475221/influence-of-cholangitis-after-preoperative-endoscopic-biliary-drainage-on-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula-in-patients-with-middle-and-lower-malignant-biliary-strictures
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Toru Kaneko, Hiroshi Imaizumi, Mitsuhiro Kida, Eiji Miyata, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Kosuke Okuwaki, Tomohisa Iwai, Wasaburo Koizumi
BACKGROUND: Preoperative cholangitis after preoperative drainage has been reported to increase postoperative complications, particularly pancreatic fistula. We therefore examined the effects of cholangitis after preoperative endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) on postoperative pancreatic fistula in patients with middle and lower malignant biliary strictures. METHODS: The study group comprised 102 patients who underwent EBD among patients who underwent surgery. RESULTS: Of the 102 patients, 33 (32%) had postoperative pancreatic fistulas, and 56 (55%) had preoperative cholangitis after preoperative drainage...
May 5, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
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