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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534328/-predictive-value-of-serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-level-in-efficacy-and-prognosis-for-patients-with-rectal-cancer-following-preoperative-radiochemotherapy
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Dakui Zhang, Tiancheng Zhan, Ming Li, Jin Gu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of preoperative carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level with the efficacy of neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy and postoperative metastasis and relapse in patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: Between January 2011 and January 2014, 325 patients with local advanced rectal cancer underwent preoperative radiochemotherapy and radical operation in Department of Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Beijing University Cancer Hospital, including 194 males and 131 females...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534322/-value-of-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-predicting-outcomes-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer
#2
Yishan Yu, Jinbo Yue, Jinming Yu
Rectal cancer is one of the common cancers which poses a threat to the health of mankind. In recent years. Multi-modality treatment strategies for locally advanced rectal cancer improve the treatment efficiency. Accurate prediction of the treatment response after the neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) can guide more suitable treatment strategy. MERCURY study proved the prognostic value of post-CRT standard morphologic MRI(T2-weighted) assessment of tumor regression grade(TRG), and MRI assessment of circumferential resection margin can guide the definitive surgery...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514763/the-value-of-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-in-assessing-pathological-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-in-rectal-cancer-a-comparison-with-conventional-diffusion-weighted-imaging
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Feixiang Hu, Wei Tang, Yiqun Sun, Dang Wan, Sanjun Cai, Zhen Zhang, Robert Grimm, Xu Yan, Caixia Fu, Tong Tong, Weijun Peng
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to comprehensively evaluate the advantage of diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) in distinguishing pathological complete response (pCR) from non-pCR patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) after neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) in comparison to conventional diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-six consecutive patients diagnosed with LARC were prospectively enrolled and underwent pre- and post-CRT MRI on a 3...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513855/technical-note-system-for-evaluating-local-hypothermia-as-a-radioprotector-of-the-rectum-in-a-small-animal-model
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Brian A Hrycushko, Chenchen Bing, Cecil Futch, Michelle Wodzak, Strahinja Stojadinovic, Paul M Medin, Rajiv Chopra
PURPOSE: The protective effects of induced or even accidental hypothermia on the human body are widespread with several medical uses currently under active research. In vitro experiments using human cell lines have shown hypothermia provides a radioprotective effect that becomes more pronounced at large, single-fraction doses common to stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatments. This work describes the development of a system to evaluate local hypothermia for a radioprotive effect of the rat rectum during a large dose of radiation relevant to prostate SBRT...
May 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512731/active-surveillance-for-prostate-cancer-how-to-do-it-right
#5
REVIEW
Juan D Garisto, Laurence Klotz
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy affecting men. There has been a nearly 70% increase in new prostate cancer cases, mostly classified as low risk, that have been diagnosed in early stages as a consequence of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening. Data regarding the natural history of this disease confirm the clinical insignificance of low-grade prostate cancer, which is associated with scant or no metastatic dissemination. Active surveillance is a conservative management approach, conducted for those patients with "low-risk" or "favorable-risk" disease, which avoids long-term adverse effects on the patient's quality of life...
May 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511430/study-on-the-relation-between-colorectal-cancer-and-gall-bladder-disease
#6
Siddharth Gosavi, R Rama Mishra, Vsm Praveen Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal cancer is cancer of the large intestine, the lower part of digestive system which includes the sigmoid colon and rectum. AIM: To study the relation of incidence of colorectal cancer with previous gall bladder disease or post-cholecystectomy status, a relation between gall bladder disease and smoking in particular and the most common region of colon involved in colorectal cancer in gall bladder disease and non-gall bladder disease patients...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507455/neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-of-the-rectal-carcinoma-the-correlation-between-the-findings-on-the-restaging-multiparametric-3t-mri-scanning-and-the-surgical-findings
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Radovan Vojtíšek, Eva Korčáková, Jan Mařan, Ondřej Šorejs, Jindřich Fínek
AIM: To figure out how to correlate the findings on functional MRI and carried out after neoadjuvant CRT of rectal carcinoma with final histology after surgery. BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant CRT is the standard treatment of locally advanced rectal carcinoma. Its use leads to the downstaging of the disease and in 15-42% of patients even to the detection of pCR after TME. The use of functional MRI improves the sensitivity and specificity of pCR detection up to 52-64% and 89-98%, respectively...
July 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501111/laparoscopic-dissection-and-division-of-distal-fistula-in-boys-with-rectourethral-fistula
#8
Chen Wang, Mei Diao, Long Li, Shuli Liu, Zheng Chen, Xu Li, Wei Cheng
BACKGROUND: Congenital rectourethral fistula (RUF) is the most common form of anorectal malformations found in boys. The aim of this study is to review our experience with dissection and division of distal fistula using laparoscopic surgery in the management of RUF, especially rectourethral bulbar fistula. METHODS: One hundred and two consecutive boys with congenital RUF who underwent conventional or single-incision laparoscopic surgery between July 2008 and June 2015 were enrolled in the study...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497403/locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-predicting-non-responders-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-using-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-textures
#9
Ming Liu, Han Lv, Li-Heng Liu, Zheng-Han Yang, Er-Hu Jin, Zhen-Chang Wang
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) textures could identify patient with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) who would not respond to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT). METHOD: Twenty-six patients who underwent MRI including diffusion-weighted imaging at a 3.0 T system before NCRT were enrolled. Texture analysis of pre-therapy ADC mapping was carried out, and a total of 133 ADC textures as well as routine mean ADC value of the primary tumor were extracted for each patient...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493401/the-role-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-on-survival-and-recurrence-after-curative-rectal-cancer-surgery-on-patients-who-are-histologically-node-negative-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
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Dlh Baird, Q Denost, C Simillis, G Pellino, S Rasheed, C Kontovounisios, P P Tekkis, E Rullier
AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate whether adjuvant chemotherapy will affect recurrence rates, disease free and overall survival in patients with rectal adenocarcinoma who were staged with MRI node positive disease (mrN+) preoperatively and underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy with curative rectal cancer surgery and their pathological staging was negative for nodal disease (ypN0). There is no consensus on the role of adjuvant chemotherapy in these patients. METHOD: Patients who received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and underwent curative rectal cancer surgery for rectal adenocarcinoma staged as [mrTxN+M0] on MRI staging and on pathological staging were found to be [ypTxN0M0] were retrospectively identified from 01/2008-12/2012 from two tertiary referral centers (Royal Marsden Hospital and Saint-Andre Hospital)...
May 11, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489784/rectal-cancer-short-term-reproducibility-of-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-parameters-in-3-0t-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#11
Hongliang Sun, Yanyan Xu, Qiaoyu Xu, Kaining Shi, Wu Wang
The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term test-retest reproducibility of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) parameters of rectal cancer with 3.0T MRI.Twenty-six patients with rectal cancer underwent MRI, including diffusion-weighted imaging with 8 b values. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) parameters (D, pure diffusion; f, perfusion fraction; D*, pseudodiffusion coefficient) were, respectively, calculated. The short-term test-retest reproducibility, the intra and interobserver variation of the IVIM parameters were assessed based on the repeatability coefficient and Bland-Altman limits of agreement...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488844/mri-in-prostate-cancer-detection-and-management-a-systematic-review
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Fabio Monni, Paolo Fontanella, Angelica Grasso, Peter Wiklund, Yen-Chuan Ou, Marco Randazzo, Bernardo Rocco, Emanuele Montanari, Giampaolo Bianchi
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our work was to evaluate the role of multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) in detection and management of prostate cancer (PC); specifically investigating the efficacy of mpMRI-based biopsy techniques in terms of diagnostic yield of significant prostate neoplasm and the improved management of patient who choose conservative treatments or active surveillance. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic and critical analysis through Medline, Embase, Scopus and Web of Science databases was carried out in March 2016, following the PRISMA ("Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses") statement...
May 8, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488380/addition-of-oxaliplatin-to-neoadjuvant-radiochemotherapy-in-mri-defined-t3-t4-or-n-rectal-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Peiman Haddad, Monir Miraie, Farshid Farhan, Mohammad-Sadegh Fazeli, Afsaneh Alikhassi, Afsaneh Maddah-Safaei, Mahdi Aghili, Bita Kalaghchi, Mohammad Babaei
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials investigating the effects of addition of oxaliplatin to neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancers (LARCs) have brought controversial results for pathologic complete response as an endpoint. This randomized clinical trial investigated downstaging as a short-term surrogate for progression-free survival (PFS). METHODS: Patients with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) defined T3, T4 or N+ histologically proven adenocarcinoma of rectum within 15 cm from anal verge were randomly assigned to receive 50-50...
May 10, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481853/the-rationale-for-and-reality-of-the-new-national-accreditation-program-for-rectal-cancer
#14
Steven D Wexner, Mariana E Berho
BACKGROUND: The treatment of rectal cancer has greatly evolved because of numerous diagnostic and therapeutic advances. More accurate staging by MRI has allowed more appropriate use of neoadjuvant therapy as well as more standardized high-quality total mesorectal excision. Lower rates of perioperative morbidity, permanent colostomy creation, and improved rates of oncologically acceptable rectal excision have led to lower recurrence and greater disease-free survival rates. The recognition of the need for pathologic assessment of the quality of total mesorectal excision, the status of the circumferential resection margins, and the finding of a minimum of 12 lymph nodes as well as identification of extramural vascular invasion has improved staging...
June 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481851/what-to-do-with-lateral-nodal-disease-in-low-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-call-for-further-reflection-and-research
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Miranda Kusters, Andrew Slater, Rebecca Muirhead, Roel Hompes, Richard J Guy, Oliver M Jones, Bruce D George, Ian Lindsey, Neil J Mortensen, Chris Cunningham
BACKGROUND: There remains a lack of international consensus on the appropriate management of lateral nodal disease. Although the East manages this more aggressively with lateral lymph node dissections, the West aims to eradicate small-volume disease with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and lateral nodal disease is not considered for routine surgical treatment. However, recent studies have shown that, despite neoadjuvant treatment, a significant number of patients with lateral nodal disease develop local recurrence in the lateral compartment after total mesorectal excision...
June 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479341/towards-intrinsic-r2-imaging-in-the-prostate-at-3-and-7tesla
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Mariska P Luttje, Laurens D van Buuren, Peter R Luijten, Marco van Vulpen, Uulke A van der Heide, Dennis W J Klomp
PURPOSE: Hypoxia is an important marker for resistance to therapy. In this study, we quantify the macroscopic effects of R2* mapping in prostate cancer patients incorporating susceptibility matching and field strengths effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 91 patients were scanned without endorectal coil (ERC) at 3T. Only when rectal gas was absent, data was included for analysis. Another group of 10 patients was scanned using a susceptibility matched ERC. To assess the residual contamination of R2 and macroscopic field non-uniformities, a group of 10 patients underwent ultra-high resolution 7T MRI...
May 4, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476856/a-solitary-fibrous-tumour-mimicking-an-aggressive-angiomyxoma-liposarcoma
#17
Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Deanna Ng, Tiffany Hennedige, Melissa Teo
We present a case of a solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) resembling an aggressive angiomyxoma/liposarcoma on radiological imaging, causing significant diagnostic challenges preoperatively. A 76-year-old male was incidentally found to have a large pelvic mass on a CT scan. Further evaluation with an MRI scan confirmed a presacral mass containing fat and soft tissue components. It was inseparable from the sacrococcygeal spine, rectal serosa and the posterior wall of the urinary bladder, but no evidence of invasion was seen...
May 5, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476042/the-combination-of-prostate-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-version-2-pi-rads-v2-and-periprostatic-fat-thickness-on-multi-parametric-mri-to-predict-the-presence-of-prostate-cancer
#18
Yudong Cao, Min Cao, Yuke Chen, Wei Yu, Yu Fan, Qing Liu, Ge Gao, Zheng Zhao, Xiaoying Wang, Jie Jin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the auxiliary effectiveness of periprostatic fat thickness (PPFT) on multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) to Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System version 2 (PI-RADS v2) in predicting the presence of prostate cancer (PCa) and high-grade prostate cancer (HGPCa, Gleason Score ≥ 7). RESULTS: Overall, there were 371 patients (54.3%) with PCa and 292 patients (42.8%) with HGPCa. The mean value of PPFT was 4.04 mm. Multivariate analysis revealed that age, prostatic specific antigen (PSA), volume, PI-RADS score, and PPFT were independent predictors of PCa...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473080/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-prostate-cancer-pretreatment-detection-surveillance-and%C3%A2-staging
#19
Fergus V Coakley, Aytekin Oto, Lauren F Alexander, Brian C Allen, Brian J Davis, Adam T Froemming, Pat F Fulgham, Keyanoosh Hosseinzadeh, Christopher Porter, V Anik Sahni, David M Schuster, Timothy N Showalter, Aradhana M Venkatesan, Sadhna Verma, Carolyn L Wang, Erick M Remer, Steven C Eberhardt
Despite the frequent statement that "most men die with prostate cancer, not of it," the reality is that prostate cancer is second only to lung cancer as a cause of death from malignancy in American men. The primary goal during baseline evaluation of prostate cancer is disease characterization, that is, establishing disease presence, extent (local and distant), and aggressiveness. Prostate cancer is usually diagnosed after the finding of a suspicious serum prostate-specific antigen level or digital rectal examination...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473079/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-pretreatment%C3%A2-staging-of-colorectal-cancer
#20
Kathryn J Fowler, Harmeet Kaur, Brooks D Cash, Barry W Feig, Kenneth L Gage, Evelyn M Garcia, Amy K Hara, Joseph M Herman, David H Kim, Drew L Lambert, Angela D Levy, Christine M Peterson, Christopher D Scheirey, William Small, Martin P Smith, Tasneem Lalani, Laura R Carucci
Colorectal cancers are common tumors in the United States and appropriate imaging is essential to direct appropriate care. Staging and treatment differs between tumors arising in the colon versus the rectum. Local staging for colon cancer is less integral to directing therapy given radical resection is often standard. Surgical options for rectal carcinoma are more varied and rely on accurate assessment of the sphincter, circumferential resection margins, and peritoneal reflection. These important anatomic landmarks are best appreciated on high-resolution imaging with transrectal ultrasound or MRI...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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