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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428144/association-of-aflatoxin-and-gallbladder-cancer
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Jill Koshiol, Yu-Tang Gao, Michael Dean, Patricia Egner, Chirag Nepal, Kristine Jones, Bingsheng Wang, Asif Rashid, Wen Luo, Alison Van Dyke, Catterina Ferreccio, Michael Malasky, Ming-Chang Shen, Bin Zhu, Jesper B Andersen, Allan Hildesheim, Ann W Hsing, John Groopman
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aflatoxin, which causes hepatocellular carcinoma, may also cause gallbladder cancer. We investigated whether patients with gallbladder cancer have higher exposure to aflatoxin than patients with gallstones. METHODS: We measured aflatoxin B1 (AFB1)-lysine adducts in plasma samples from the Shanghai Biliary Tract Cancer case-control study, conducted from 1997 through 2001. We calculated age- and sex-adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs and the population-attributable fraction for 209 patients with gallbladder cancer and gallstones vs 250 patients with gallstones without cancer (controls)...
April 17, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427077/mybl2-is-a-potential-prognostic-marker-that-promotes-cell-proliferation-in-gallbladder-cancer
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Hai-Bin Liang, Yang Cao, Qiang Ma, Yi-Jun Shu, Zheng Wang, Fei Zhang, Yuan-Yuan Ye, Huai-Feng Li, Shan-Shan Xiang, Xiao-Ling Song, Yi Xu, Yi-Chi Zhang, Run-Fa Bao, Rui-Yan Yuan, Yi-Jian Zhang, Yun-Ping Hu, Lin Jiang, Mao-Lan Li, Xu-An Wang, Xiang-Song Wu, Wen-Guang Wu, Shuai Zhao, Yong Fand, Xiao-Peng Cui, Yun-Shu Lu, Jian Zhou, Lei Zheng, Wei Gong, Ying-Bin Liu
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is an aggressive and highly lethal biliary tract malignancy, with extremely poor prognosis. In the present study, we analyzed the potential involvement of MYBL2, a member of the Myb transcription factor family, in the carcinogenesis of human GBC. METHODS: MYBL2 expression levels were measured in GBC and cholecystitis tissue specimens using quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and immunohistochemical (IHC) assays. The effects of MYBL2 on cell proliferation and DNA synthesis were evaluated using Cell Counting Kit-8 assay (CCK-8), colony formation, and 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) retention assay, flow cytometry analysis, western blot, and a xenograft model of GBC cells in nude mice...
April 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415734/prognostic-significance-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-biliary-tract-cancers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Haowen Tang, Wenping Lu, Bingmin Li, Chonghui Li, Yinzhe Xu, Jiahong Dong
BACKGROUND: Inflammation was considered to perform crucial roles in the development and metastasis of malignancies. A heightened neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio has been described to be associated with detrimental survivals in different malignancies. Debate remains over the impact of heightened neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio on survivals in biliary tract cancer. The review evaluated the prognostic value of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio in biliary tract cancer. METHODS: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and the Chinese SinoMed were systematically searched for relevant articles...
March 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413649/hazardous-factors-besides-infection-in-hypoglycemia
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Yu-Jang Su, Yen-Chun Lai, Chia-Jung Liao
Hypoglycemia is one of the most common issues encountered in daily emergency practice. In addition to the treatment of hypoglycemia, certain other situations concomitant with hypoglycemia require further treatment. The aim of the present study was to compare demographic and clinical characteristics of infected [urinary tract infection (UTI), pneumonia or biliary tract infection (BTI)] vs. non-infected hypoglycemic patients to establish which hypoglycemic patients required further observation or hospitalization...
April 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408243/erlotinib-and-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-activating-egfr-mutations-belief-an-international-multicentre-single-arm-phase-2-trial
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Rafael Rosell, Urania Dafni, Enriqueta Felip, Alessandra Curioni-Fontecedro, Oliver Gautschi, Solange Peters, Bartomeu Massutí, Ramon Palmero, Santiago Ponce Aix, Enric Carcereny, Martin Früh, Miklos Pless, Sanjay Popat, Athanasios Kotsakis, Sinead Cuffe, Paolo Bidoli, Adolfo Favaretto, Patrizia Froesch, Noemí Reguart, Javier Puente, Linda Coate, Fabrice Barlesi, Daniel Rauch, Michael Thomas, Carlos Camps, Jose Gómez-Codina, Margarita Majem, Rut Porta, Riyaz Shah, Emer Hanrahan, Roswitha Kammler, Barbara Ruepp, Manuela Rabaglio, Marie Kassapian, Niki Karachaliou, Rachel Tam, David S Shames, Miguel A Molina-Vila, Rolf A Stahel
BACKGROUND: The tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib improves the outcomes of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) harbouring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. The coexistence of the T790M resistance mutation with another EGFR mutation in treatment-naive patients has been associated with a shorter progression-free survival to EGFR inhibition than in the absence of the T790M mutation. To test this hypothesis clinically, we developed a proof-of-concept study, in which patients with EGFR-mutant NSCLC were treated with the combination of erlotinib and bevacizumab, stratified by the presence of the pretreatment T790M mutation...
April 10, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405328/photodynamic-therapy-with-polyhematoporphyrin-for-malignant-biliary-obstruction-a-nationwide-retrospective-study-of-150-consecutive-applications
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Werner Dolak, Hubert Schwaighofer, Brigitte Hellmich, Bernhard Stadler, Georg Spaun, Wolfgang Plieschnegger, Arnold Hebenstreit, Jutta Weber-Eibel, Franz Siebert, Klaus Emmanuel, Peter Knoflach, Michael Gschwantler, Wolfgang Vogel, Michael Trauner, Andreas Püspök
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a palliative treatment for malignant biliary obstruction. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to assess the feasibility and safety of this technique. METHODS: In this nationwide, retrospective study of prospectively collected clinical data, all patients treated with PDT using polyhematoporphyrin in Austria from March 2004 to May 2013 were included. Feasibility, adverse events, stent patency and mortality rates were investigated...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403829/systemic-therapy-in-younger-and-elderly-patients-with-advanced-biliary-cancer-sub-analysis-of-abc-02-and-twelve-other-prospective-trials
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Mairéad Geraldine McNamara, John Bridgewater, Andre Lopes, Harpreet Wasan, David Malka, Lars Henrik Jensen, Takuji Okusaka, Jennifer J Knox, Dorothea Wagner, David Cunningham, Jenny Shannon, David Goldstein, Markus Moehler, Tanios Bekaii-Saab, Juan W Valle
BACKGROUND: Outcomes in younger (<40 years) and elderly (≥70 years) patients with advanced biliary cancer (ABC) receiving palliative chemotherapy are unclear. This study assessed outcomes in those receiving monotherapy or combination therapy in thirteen prospective systemic-therapy trials. METHODS: Multivariable analysis explored the impact of therapy on progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in two separate age cohort groups: <70 years and ≥70 years, and <40 years and ≥40 years...
April 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399882/liver-necrosis-shortly-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-with-resection-of-the-replaced-left-hepatic-artery
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Michihiro Yamamoto, Masazumi Zaima, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Hideki Harada, Junichiro Kawamura, Masahiro Yamada, Tekefumi Yazawa, Junya Kawasoe
BACKGROUND: Surgeons, in general, underestimate the replaced left hepatic artery (rLHA) that arises from the left gastric artery (LGA), compared with the replaced right hepatic artery (rRHA), especially in standard gastric cancer surgery. During pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), preservation of the rRHA arising from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is widely accepted to prevent critical postoperative complications, such as liver necrosis, bile duct ischemia, and biliary anastomotic leakage...
April 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397089/virtual-clinical-studies-to-examine-the-probability-distribution-of-the-auc-at-target-tissues-using-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-application-to-analyses-of-the-effect-of-genetic-polymorphism-of-enzymes-and-transporters-on-irinotecan-induced
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Kota Toshimoto, Atsuko Tomaru, Masakiyo Hosokawa, Yuichi Sugiyama
PURPOSE: To establish a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model for analyzing the factors associated with side effects of irinotecan by using a computer-based virtual clinical study (VCS) because many controversial associations between various genetic polymorphisms and side effects of irinotecan have been reported. METHODS: To optimize biochemical parameters of irinotecan and its metabolites in the PBPK modeling, a Cluster Newton method was introduced...
April 10, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397047/efficacy-and-safety-of-chemotherapy-with-or-without-targeted-therapy-in-biliary-tract-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-7-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xin Zhuang, Ya-Ping Xiao, Ling-Hua Tan, Lu-Ting Wang, Qian Cao, Gui-Fang Qu, Shuang Xiao, Hua-Xin Duan
The systematic treatment based on gemcitabine plus cisplatin is recommended as the current standard chemotherapy for unresectable or metastatic biliary tract cancers. However, the exact benefits from the recognized regime are still dismal. We thus elicit this study in an attempt to analyze whether targeted therapy coupled with various chemotherapy could produce improvement of survival benefits. The clinical trials were searched electronically from databases till July 2016 published in English and Chinese. Nine hundred and sixty-four patients from 7 trials were identified in our analysis...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396716/tumor-reactive-stroma-in-cholangiocarcinoma-the-fuel-behind-cancer-aggressiveness
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EDITORIAL
Simone Brivio, Massimiliano Cadamuro, Mario Strazzabosco, Luca Fabris
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a highly aggressive epithelial malignancy still carrying a dismal prognosis, owing to early lymph node metastatic dissemination and striking resistance to conventional chemotherapy. Although mechanisms underpinning CCA progression are still a conundrum, it is now increasingly recognized that the desmoplastic microenvironment developing in conjunction with biliary carcinogenesis, recently renamed tumor reactive stroma (TRS), behaves as a paramount tumor-promoting driver. Indeed, once being recruited, activated and dangerously co-opted by neoplastic cells, the cellular components of the TRS (myofibroblasts, macrophages, endothelial cells and mesenchymal stem cells) continuously rekindle malignancy by secreting a huge variety of soluble factors (cyto/chemokines, growth factors, morphogens and proteinases)...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394406/pbrm1-loss-is-a-late-event-during-the-development-of-cholangiocarcinoma
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Claudio Luchini, Scott A Robertson, Seung Mo Hong, Matthäus Felsenstein, Robert A Anders, Antonio Pea, Alessia Nottegar, Nicola Veronese, Jin He, Matthew J Weiss, Paola Capelli, Aldo Scarpa, Pedram Argani, Payal Kapur, Laura D Wood
Somatic mutations in genes encoding chromatin remodelers have been recently reported in several cancer types, including approximately half of cholangiocarcinomas. One of the most commonly mutated chromatin remodelers in cholangiocarcinoma is the PBRM1 gene located on chromosome 3p21, which encodes a subunit of the SWI/SNF complex. In order to determine the timing of PBRM1 mutations in biliary carcinogenesis, we used immunohistochemistry to assess PBRM1 protein expression in a series of precursor lesions and invasive biliary carcinomas...
April 10, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386408/gallbladder-tuberculosis-camouflaging-as-gallbladder-cancer-case-series-and-review-focussing-on-treatment
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REVIEW
Gautham Krishnamurthy, Harjeet Singh, Jayapal Rajendran, Vishal Sharma, Thakur Deen Yadav, Balan Louis Gaspar, Rakesh Kumar Vasishta, Rajinder Singh
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder tuberculosis, in an endemic region, is a common infectious etiology affecting a rare organ. The high prevalence of carcinoma gallbladder in the endemic regions of tuberculosis, like India, poses diagnostic dilemma. CASE SERIES: We are reporting three cases of gallbladder tuberculosis mimicking carcinoma gallbladder of which the first two cases were operated with a presumptive diagnosis of malignancy. The third case presented to us after laparoscopic cholecystectomy elsewhere and on evaluation was found to have disseminated tuberculosis...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376184/a-plasma-biomarker-panel-to-identify-surgically-resectable-early-stage-pancreatic-cancer
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Seetharaman Balasenthil, Ying Huang, Suyu Liu, Tracey Marsh, Jinyun Chen, Sanford A Stass, Debra KuKuruga, Randall Brand, Nanyue Chen, Marsha L Frazier, J Jack Lee, Sudhir Srivastava, Subrata Sen, Ann McNeill Killary
Background: Blood-based biomarkers for early detection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are urgently needed. Current biomarkers lack high sensitivity and specificity for population screening. The gold-standard biomarker, CA 19-9, also fails to demonstrate the predictive value necessary for early detection. Methods: To validate a functional genomics-based plasma migration signature biomarker panel, plasma tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI), tenascin C (TNC-FN III-C), and CA 19-9 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in three early-stage PDAC plasma cohorts, including two independent blinded validation cohorts containing a total of 43 stage I, 163 stage II, 86 chronic pancreatitis, 31 acute biliary obstruction, and 108 controls...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375667/addition-of-mri-for-ct-based-pancreatic-tumor-delineation-a-feasibility-study
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Oliver J Gurney-Champion, Eva Versteijne, Astrid van der Horst, Eelco Lens, Heidi Rütten, Hanne D Heerkens, Gabriel M R M Paardekooper, Maaike Berbee, Coen R N Rasch, Jaap Stoker, Marc R W Engelbrecht, Marcel van Herk, Aart J Nederveen, Remy Klaassen, Hanneke W M van Laarhoven, Geertjan van Tienhoven, Arjan Bel
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of additional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alongside the planning computed tomography (CT) scan on target volume delineation in pancreatic cancer patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight observers (radiation oncologists) from six institutions delineated the gross tumor volume (GTV) on 3DCT, and internal GTV (iGTV) on 4DCT of four pancreatic cancer patients, while MRI was available in a second window (CT + MRI). Variations in volume, generalized conformity index (CIgen), and overall observer variation, expressed as standard deviation (SD) of the distances between delineated surfaces, were analyzed...
April 4, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375170/serum-metabolomic-profiles-for-human-pancreatic-cancer-discrimination
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Takao Itoi, Masahiro Sugimoto, Junko Umeda, Atsushi Sofuni, Takayoshi Tsuchiya, Shujiro Tsuji, Reina Tanaka, Ryosuke Tonozuka, Mitsuyoshi Honjo, Fuminori Moriyasu, Kazuhiko Kasuya, Yuichi Nagakawa, Yuta Abe, Kimihiro Takano, Shigeyuki Kawachi, Motohide Shimazu, Tomoyoshi Soga, Masaru Tomita, Makoto Sunamura
This study evaluated the clinical use of serum metabolomics to discriminate malignant cancers including pancreatic cancer (PC) from malignant diseases, such as biliary tract cancer (BTC), intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma (IPMC), and various benign pancreaticobiliary diseases. Capillary electrophoresismass spectrometry was used to analyze charged metabolites. We repeatedly analyzed serum samples (n = 41) of different storage durations to identify metabolites showing high quantitative reproducibility, and subsequently analyzed all samples (n = 140)...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373474/evaluation-of-tumor-markers-and-their-impact-on-prognosis-in-gallbladder-bile-duct-and-cholangiocellular-carcinomas-a-pilot-study
#17
Vaclav Liska, Vladislav Treska, Tomas Skalicky, Jakub Fichtl, Jan Bruha, Ondrej Vycital, Ondrej Topolcan, Richard Palek, Jachym Rosendorf, Jiri Polivka, Lubos Holubec
BACKGROUND/AIM: The behavior of tumor markers in biliary tract malignancies is not well-known and has been scarcely studied. Such markers could play important roles in diagnostic and prognostic schemes as well as in decision-making about the best treatment strategies. This study analyzed the preoperative serum levels of conventional tumor markers (AFP, CEA, CA 19-9, CA 72-4), proliferative marker thymidine kinase (TK) and cytokeratins (TPA, TPS and CYFRA 21.1) in patients with gallbladder carcinoma, bile duct carcinoma (Klatskin) and cholangiocellular carcinoma, in relation to the patient prognosis...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373301/profiling-differential-responses-to-pan-her-inhibition
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Findings from the phase II SUMMIT basket trial indicate that among patients with solid cancers harboring HER2/3 mutations, responses to the investigational pan-HER inhibitor neratinib vary by specific alteration and tumor type. Neratinib showed promising single-agent activity in breast, biliary tract, and cervical cancers, but was ineffective against bladder and colorectal cancers; among a small subset of patients with HER3 mutations, no responses were seen.
April 3, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371248/randomized-controlled-trial-of-perioperative-antimicrobial-therapy-based-on-the-results-of-preoperative-bile-cultures-in-patients-undergoing-biliary-reconstruction
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Kunishige Okamura, Kimitaka Tanaka, Takumi Miura, Yoshitsugu Nakanishi, Takehiro Noji, Toru Nakamura, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Satoshi Hirano
BACKGROUND: The high frequency of surgical site infections (SSIs) after hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery is a problem that needs to be addressed. This prospective, randomized, controlled study examined whether perioperative prophylactic use of antibiotics based on preoperative bile culture results in HPB surgery could decrease SSI. METHODS: Participants comprised 126 patients who underwent HPB (bile duct, gallbladder, ampullary, or pancreatic) cancer surgery with biliary reconstruction at Hokkaido University Hospital between August 2008 and March 2013 (UMIN Clinical Trial Registry #00001278)...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370258/polyphenic-trait-promotes-liver-cancer-in-a-model-of-epigenetic-instability
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Marco Cassano, Sandra Offner, Evarist Planet, Alessandra Piersigilli, Suk Min Jang, Hugues Henry, Markus B Geuking, Catherine Mooser, Kathy D McCoy, Andrew J Macpherson, Didier Trono
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents the fifth most common form of cancer worldwide and carries a high mortality rate due to lack of effective treatment. Males are eight times more likely to develop HCC than females, an effect largely driven by sex hormones, albeit through still poorly understood mechanisms. We previously identified TRIM28 (tripartite protein 28), a scaffold protein capable of recruiting a number of chromatin modifiers, as a crucial mediator of sexual dimorphism in the liver. Trim28(hep-/-) mice display sex-specific transcriptional deregulation of a wide range of bile and steroid metabolism genes and development of liver adenomas in males...
March 30, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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