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Gastric cancer with liver metastasis

Haruyoshi Tanaka, Mitsuro Kanda, Dai Shimizu, Chie Tanaka, Daisuke Kobayashi, Masamichi Hayashi, Naoki Iwata, Suguru Yamada, Tsutomu Fujii, Goro Nakayama, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Michitaka Fujiwara, Yukiko Niwa, Yasuhiro Kodera
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) relapse can occur even if curative resection is achieved. Biomarkers predicting recurrence are needed to provide appropriate postoperative surveillance and perioperative therapeutic strategy. METHODS: A global expression profiling was performed using tissues from GC patients with synchronous liver-confined metastasis. Family with sequence similarity 46, member C (FAM46C), was identified as a candidate biomarker. mRNA expression analysis, direct nucleotide sequencing, bisulfite sequencing and copy number assays for FAM46C were performed with eleven GC cell lines...
October 21, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Satoshi Kiyota, Yumi Matsuda, Syoji Hanada, Masahiko Kinoshita, Satoshi Nishizawa, Genichi Kanazawa, Hiromu Tanaka
A 63-year-old man was admitted to our hospital owing to weight loss and vertigo. Endoscopic examination revealed advanced gastric cancer type 2. Abdominal CT showed a 62mm liver tumor in segment 4 and a 26mm tumor in segment 8. Distal gastrectomy and D2 lymph node dissection were performed. After surgery, he was administered chemotherapy with S- 1. After 2 courses of treatment, the tumors' in segments 4 and 8 were reduced to 52mm and 16mm, respectively. No other metastases were detected. Left lobectomy and partial resection of segment 8 were performed...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yoshio Kuga, Shosuke Kitamura, Hideharu Okanobu, Hideto Sakimoto, Toshihiro Nishida
We reported a case of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2(HER2)-positive advanced gastric cancer with multiple liver metastases that responded well to a combination of trastuzumab, capecitabine, and cisplatin(T-XP therapy)as first-line chemotherapy. A 73-year-old man was admitted to our hospital in December 2012 for liver dysfunction. Based on computed tomography(CT)and gastroendoscopy findings, he was diagnosed with advanced gastric cancer with multiple liver metastases. Because HER2 protein overexpression was observed in the primary tumor, he was treated with T-XP therapy...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Nobutoshi Horii, Daisuke Morioka, Kazuya Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Sato
A 64-year-old woman was diagnosed with advanced gastric cancer with solitary liver metastasis. Although the HER2 status of the tumor was IHC2+, no further examination for HER2 status using FISH was performed. Four courses of S-1 and cisplatin chemotherapy were administered. The primary lesion and metastatic lesion were confirmed to have partially regressed. After 4 courses of chemotherapy, an open total gastrectomy, D2 dissection, pancreatosplenectomy, and posterior segmental hepatectomy were performed. Her postoperative course was uneventful...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Jing Wu, Qian Li, Nina Wang, Hong Wei, Chao Li, Guibin Yang
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs, targeting mRNAs of cancer-associated genes, are often aberrantly expressed in human gastric cancer (GC). AIM: We have examined the possible role and mechanisms of miRNA regulation of Prdx-6 in the development and progression of H. pylori-related gastric mucosal lesions. METHODS: First, miR-24-3p was predicted to target Prdx-6, and this negative regulation was validated by luciferase reporter analyses, Western blot, and quantitative RT-PCR...
October 14, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Hidetoshi Nitta, Takayuki Shimose, Yasunori Emi, Takahisa Imamura, Koji Ohnishi, Tetsuya Kusumoto, Manabu Yamamoto, Kengo Fukuzawa, Ikuo Takahashi, Hidefumi Higashi, Akihito Tsuji, Yoshito Akagi, Eiji Oki, Yoshihiko Maehara, Hideo Baba
The C5a receptor (C5aR) expressed in various types of cancers is involved in C5a-induced cancer cell invasion. However, its role in gastric cancer has not yet been fully elucidated. Therefore, we studied the clinical significance of C5aR expression in gastric cancer. The association of C5aR expression in gastric cancer, determined by immunostaining using the anti-C5aR antibody, with clinicopathological parameters and outcomes was evaluated in 148 patients. Further, the association of C5aR expression in liver metastatic sites with clinicopathological parameters was investigated in a separate cohort of 58 patients who underwent hepatectomy...
November 2016: Medical Oncology
Kai Takaya, Ryosuke Takahashi, Satoru Honma, Shinichiro Horii, Hirokazu Takahashi, Motohisa Hagiwara, Masahiro Chin, Eiji Hashizume
We report a case of human epidermal growth factor receptor(HER)2 positive stage IV advanced gastric cancer successfully treated with chemotherapy combined with trastuzumab. A 50-year-old man was diagnosed with type 3 gastric cancer complicated by liver and lymph node metastases. Owing to a HER2 immunohistochemistry tumor score of 3+, we initiated capecitabine plus CDDP plus trastuzumab chemotherapy. After 6 chemotherapy courses, computed tomography showed the liver metastasis had disappeared and the paraaortic lymph nodes had shrunk...
September 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Mitsuro Kanda, Chie Tanaka, Daisuke Kobayashi, Akira Mizuno, Yuri Tanaka, Hideki Takami, Naoki Iwata, Masamichi Hayashi, Yukiko Niwa, Suguru Yamada, Tsutomu Fujii, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Kenta Murotani, Michitaka Fujiwara, Yasuhiro Kodera
BACKGROUND: Systemic hemostasis and thrombosis activation has been implicated in tumor progression and metastasis. This study aimed to investigate the use of coagulation factors as a novel prediction method for postoperative outcomes after curative gastrectomy in patients with stage II/III gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: Overall, 126 patients with stage II/III GC who underwent gastrectomy between May 2003 and February 2016 were eligible for inclusion in the study...
September 6, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Jianbo Xiong, Zhengrong Li, Yang Zhang, Daojiang Li, Guoyang Zhang, Xianshi Luo, Zhigang Jie, Yi Liu, Yi Cao, Zhibiao Le, Shengxing Tan, Wenyu Zou, Peitao Gong, Lingyu Qiu, Yuanyuan Li, Huan Wang, Heping Chen
Peritoneal metastasis is the most frequent cause of death in patients with advanced gastric carcinoma (GC). The phosphatase of regenerating liver-3 (PRL-3) is recognized as an oncogene and plays an important role in GC peritoneal metastasis. However, the mechanism of how PRL-3 regulates GC invasion and metastasis is unknown. In the present study, we found that PRL-3 presented with high expression in GC with peritoneal metastasis, but phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN) was weakly expressed. The p-PTEN/PTEN ratio was also higher in GC with peritoneal metastasis than that in the normal gastric tissues...
October 2016: Oncology Reports
Sae Jung Na, Joo Hyun O, Jae Myung Park, Han Hee Lee, Sung Hak Lee, Kyo Young Song, Myung Gyu Choi, Cho Hyun Park
This study investigated the prognostic value of metabolic parameters determined by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with stage III gastric cancer. Patients with pre-operative PET/CT and confirmed stage III after curative surgical resection were retrospectively enrolled. Parameters evaluated from pre-operative PET/CTwere maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) and peak SUV (SUVpeak) of primary tumor, SUVmax or SUVpeak of tumor to liver ratio (TLRmax and TLRpeak)...
August 24, 2016: Oncotarget
Humaid O Al-Shamsi, Yazan Fahmawi, Ibrahim Dahbour, Aziz Tabash, Jane E Rogers, Jeannette Elizabeth Mares, Mariela A Blum, Jeannelyn Estrella, Aurelio Matamoros, Tara Sagebiel, Catherine E Devine, Brian D Badgwell, Quan D Lin, Prajnan Das, Jaffer A Ajani
BACKGROUND: Despite the wide spread use of trastuzumab in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) overexpressing metastatic gastric cancer patients, its optimal duration of administration beyond first-line disease progression is unknown. In HER2 overexpressing metastatic breast cancer, trastuzumab continuation beyond first-line disease progression has shown improvement in time to progression (TTP) without an increased risk of treatment related toxicity. METHODS: HER2-overexpressing metastatic gastric cancer patients were identified from our database between January 2010 and December 2014...
August 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Takuya Hattori, Kazuhiro Sentani, Yui Hattori, Naohide Oue, Wataru Yasui
Invasive micropapillary carcinoma (IMPC), an aggressive variant of adenocarcinoma, is associated with a poor prognosis. Although IMPC has been reported to occur in various organs, pure IMPC has only been reported in the breast, pancreas and colon. There are no reports of IMPC of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ). According to previous reports on gastric IMPC, IMPC occupied, at most, 90 % of the whole tumor. IMPC is reported to occur least frequently in the gastric cardia. We herein report a rare case of pure IMPC of the EGJ...
October 2016: Pathology International
Pınar Yazıcı, Ünal Aydın
Biliary cystadenoma represents a rare benign cystic hepatic neoplasm with premalignant potential. The diagnosis is usually difficult, and imaging methods may not be possible to clarify the pathology. It can be hard to determine, particularly in patients with a previous cancer history that has high metastatic potential in the liver. We presented a 53-year-old man with a newly diagnosed liver mass that was suspicious for metastasis 2 years after gastric cancer surgery and histological analysis confirmed the diagnosis of biliary cystadenoma...
2016: Ulusal Cerrahi Dergisi
Nicholas A R Clarke, Harsh A Kanhere, Markus I Trochsler, Guy J Maddern
OBJECTIVE: Liver resections for non-colorectal non-neuroendocrine liver metastases (NCNELM) are gaining popularity. This study examines the outcomes of liver resections in patients with NCNELM in an Australian hospital. METHOD: A database search identified 21 attempted liver resections on 20 patients (12 men, eight women, mean age: 63.1) from 1998 to 2013. A retrospective analysis considered patient demographics and primary malignancy details. Complication rates were compared to those for colorectal metastases at the same institution...
August 3, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Matias Riihimäki, Akseli Hemminki, Kristina Sundquist, Jan Sundquist, Kari Hemminki
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of metastatic gastric cancer is unexplored because cancer registries seldom cover metastatic involvement apart from "present or not". We used a novel approach by utilizing Swedish registers to assess metastatic spread in gastric cancer. To our knowledge, this is the first nationwide description of metastases in gastric cancer. RESULTS: The most common sites of metastasis were liver (in 48% of metastatic cancer patients), peritoneum (32%), lung (15%), and bone (12%)...
July 20, 2016: Oncotarget
Junpei Sasajima, Kotaro Okamoto, Masato Taniguchi
While the gastric involvement of pancreatic cancer is occasionally observed as the result of direct invasion, hematogenous gastric metastasis is rare. A 72-year-old Japanese male presented with general fatigue, pollakiuria, and thirst. Computed tomography revealed a 4.6-cm solid mass in the pancreatic tail and a 4.2-cm multilocular cystic mass in the pancreatic head with multiple liver and lymphatic metastasis. Notably, two solid masses were detected in the gastric wall of the upper body and the antrum; both were separated from the primary pancreatic cancer and seemed to be located in the submucosal layer...
January 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Annette Aichem, Marcus Groettrup
During the last years it has emerged that the ubiquitin-like modifier FAT10 is directly involved in cancer development. FAT10 expression is highly up-regulated by proinflammatory cytokines IFN-γ and TNF-α in all cell types and tissues and it was also found to be upregulated in many cancer types such as glioma, colorectal, liver or gastric cancer. While proinflammatory cytokines within the tumor microenvironment probably contribute to FAT10 overexpression, an increasing body of evidence argues that pro-malignant capacities of FAT10 itself largely underlie its broad and intense overexpression in tumor tissues...
July 5, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Jianfeng Gong, Gewen Tan, Nengquan Sheng, Weiqiang You, Zhigang Wang
Gastric cancer ranks the first in China among all gastrointestinal cancers in terms of incidence, and liver metastasis is the leading cause of death for patients with advanced gastric cancer. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is a cytokine commonly chosen as the target for gene therapy against cancers. The specific binding peptide pd20 of gastric cancer cells with a high potential for liver metastasis was fused with human TNF to obtain the pd20-TNF gene using DNA recombinant technique. The expression of the fusion protein was induced and the protein was purified...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
H Jiang, Q Li, S Yu, Y Yu, Y Wang, W Li, Y Cui, T Liu
PURPOSE: We aim to investigate the correlation of HER2 expression with liver metastasis and the impact of HER2 status and trastuzumab therapy on the prognosis of gastric cancer with liver metastasis (GCLM) patients. METHODS: This prospective observational study was carried out in Shanghai Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, from January 2012 to June 2015. HER2 status and baseline characteristics were collected from the patient record. GCLM patients were divided into three groups according to HER2 status and trastuzumab therapy...
June 20, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Chunjing Jin, Wei Shi, Feng Wang, Xianjuan Shen, Jing Qi, Hui Cong, Jie Yuan, Linying Shi, Bingying Zhu, Xi Luo, Yan Zhang, Shaoqing Ju
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently emerged as vital players in tumor biology with potential value in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics. The lncRNA HULC (highly up-regulated in liver cancer) is increased in many malignancies, yet its serum expression profile and clinical value in gastric cancer (GC) patients remain unclear. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) for large-scale analysis of the serum expression of HULC in GC patients reliably detected circulating HULC and revealed that it is upregulated in GC patients...
June 16, 2016: Oncotarget
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