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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046750/metastasis-to-the-pancreas-and-stomach-from-a-breast-cancer-primary-a-case-report
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Jason Kliiger, Mayer Gorbaty
A 60-year-old female with an unknown family history initially presented with signs and symptoms concerning for gastrointestinal cancer. Regular breast cancer screening and subsequent work-up around this time demonstrated the presence of T2N1 stage II triple positive ductal adenocarcinoma of the left breast. Follow-up imaging for her gastrointestinal symptoms demonstrated a 3.5 cm solitary mass in the pancreas and diffuse thickening of the stomach wall. Biopsies of the gastrointestinal lesions were identified as metastatic foci of the breast cancer primary...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968158/satb2-as-an-immunohistochemical-marker-for-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-a-concise-review-of-benefits-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Kyra B Berg, David F Schaeffer
SATB2 is part of the family of matrix attachment region-binding transcription factors, and has developmental roles in craniofacial, neural, and osteoblastic differentiation. Recently, SATB2 has been shown to be highly expressed in the epithelium of the lower gastrointestinal tract, with a relatively narrow expression profile in malignancies, including colorectal/appendiceal adenocarcinomas, tumors of osteoblastic differentiation, and renal/urothelial carcinomas. SATB2 has gained interest as a relatively specific marker of colorectal differentiation, with potential applications including determining origin of adenocarcinomas of unknown primary and distinguishing primary ovarian mucinous adenocarcinomas from colorectal metastases...
October 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958067/an-intra-aortic-floating-metastatic-malignancy-of-unknown-primary-origin
#3
Yoshinori Kuroda, Tetsuro Uchida, Jun Hayashi, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
A 69-year-old man with sudden strong back pain was transported to our hospital by ambulance. The computed tomography scan revealed an intra-aortic floating mass with a stalk arising from the descending aortic wall, which was thought to be a thrombus. The floating mass displayed the characteristics of a thrombus rather than a neoplastic tumour on magnetic resonance imaging scan. Under extracorporeal circulation, the descending aorta was cut open, and the mass was resected. Subsequently, a stent graft was placed to cover the abnormal aortic intima to prevent recurrent thrombus formation...
August 29, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855982/peritoneal-metastases-of-rare-carcinomas-treated-with-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hipec-a-single-center-case-series
#4
Andreas Brandl, Christina Barbara Zielinski, Wieland Raue, Johann Pratschke, Beate Rau
INTRODUCTION: In selected cases, cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an established treatment for patients suffering from peritoneal metastases from colorectal, ovarian, gastric or appendiceal origin. The effectiveness of this extensive has not been elucidated within other rare diseases by now. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients treated with CRS for peritoneal carcinomatosis during the period between July 2010 and September 2015...
October 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818608/potential-resistance-mechanisms-revealed-by-targeted-sequencing-from-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-with-primary-resistance-to-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-tkis
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Jia Zhong, Lei Li, Zhijie Wang, Hua Bai, Fei Gai, Jianchun Duan, Jun Zhao, Minglei Zhuo, Yuyan Wang, Shuhang Wang, Wanchun Zang, Meina Wu, Tongtong An, Guanhua Rao, Guanshan Zhu, Jie Wang
INTRODUCTION: EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have greatly improved the prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma. However, approximately 5% to 10% of patients with lung adenocarcinoma with EGFR sensitive mutations have primary resistance to EGFR TKI treatment. The underlying mechanism is unknown. METHODS: This study used next-generation sequencing to explore the mechanisms of primary resistance by analyzing 11 patients with primary resistance and 11 patients sensitive to EGFR TKIs...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760152/randomized-controlled-trial-of-s-1-maintenance-therapy%C3%A2-in-metastatic-esophagogastric-cancer-the-multinational-mateo-study
#6
Georg-Martin Haag, Gertraud Stocker, Julia Quidde, Dirk Jaeger, Florian Lordick
BACKGROUND: The optimal duration of firstline chemotherapy in metastatic esophagogastric cancer is unknown. In most clinical trials therapy was given until tumour progression or limiting toxicity. Maintenance concepts aiming to prolong the duration of response and maintain quality of life have been established in other tumour types but not in esophagogastric cancer. S-1 is an oral fluoropyrimidine with proven efficacy in metastatic esophagogastric cancer. METHODS: The Maintenance Teysuno® (S-1) in esophagogastric cancer (MATEO) trial is a multinational, randomized phase II study that explores the role of S-1 maintenance therapy in Her-2 negative, advanced esophagogastric adenocarcinoma...
July 31, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730323/the-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management-of-metastatic-tumors-to-the-ovary-a-comprehensive-review
#7
REVIEW
Ondřej Kubeček, Jan Laco, Jiří Špaček, Jiří Petera, Jindřich Kopecký, Alena Kubečková, Stanislav Filip
Secondary tumors of the ovary account for 10-25% of all ovarian malignancies. The most common tumors that give rise to ovarian metastases include breast, colorectal, endometrial, stomach, and appendix cancer. The correct diagnosis of secondary ovarian tumors may be challenging as they are not infrequently misdiagnosed as primary ovarian cancer, particularly in the case of mucinous adenocarcinomas. The distinction from the latter is essential, as it requires different treatment. Immunohistochemistry plays an important role in distinguishing primary ovarian tumors from extra-ovarian metastases and, furthermore, may suggest the primary tumor site...
July 20, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681213/hepatoid-adenocarcinoma-of-unknown-primary-masquerading-as-a-pancreatic-tumor
#8
Epameinondas Dogeas, Lan Peng, Michael A Choti
Hepatoid adenocarcinoma is a rare type of extrahepatic cancer characterized by hepatocellular carcinoma-like histology. We present a case of a large solitary mass in the peripancreatic region found to be an isolated lymph node metastasis from an unknown primary hepatoid adenocarcinoma masquerading as an acinar carcinoma of the pancreas.
July 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680840/clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-cancer-of-unknown-primary-site-treated-by-gastrointestinal-oncologists
#9
Sakiko Yamane, Chikatoshi Katada, Satoshi Tanabe, Mizutomo Azuma, Kenji Ishido, Takafumi Yano, Takuya Wada, Akinori Watanabe, Natsuko Kawanishi, Yasuaki Furue, Yuki Kondo, Shouko Komori, Hiromichi Ishiyama, Kazushige Hayakawa, Wasaburo Koizumi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes in patients with cancer of an unknown primary site (CUP), who were treated by gastrointestinal oncologists. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 29 patients with CUP who were presented at the Department of Gastroenterology, Kitasato University Hospital from October 2005 to October 2013, and were treated by the gastrointestinal oncologists. The patients were divided into two groups, namely chemotherapy group and symptomatic therapy group, and the clinical characteristics and survival times were compared...
March 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680718/prognostic-factor-analysis-of-overall-survival-in-gastric-cancer-from-two-phase-iii-studies-of-second-line-ramucirumab-regard-and-rainbow-using-pooled-patient-data
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Charles S Fuchs, Kei Muro, Jiri Tomasek, Eric Van Cutsem, Jae Yong Cho, Sang-Cheul Oh, Howard Safran, György Bodoky, Ian Chau, Yasuhiro Shimada, Salah-Eddin Al-Batran, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Atsushi Ohtsu, Michael Emig, David Ferry, Kumari Chandrawansa, Yanzhi Hsu, Andreas Sashegyi, Astra M Liepa, Hansjochen Wilke
PURPOSE: To identify baseline prognostic factors for survival in patients with disease progression, during or after chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We pooled data from patients randomized between 2009 and 2012 in 2 phase III, global double-blind studies of ramucirumab for the treatment of advanced gastric or GEJ adenocarcinoma following disease progression on first-line platinum- and/or fluoropyrimidine-containing therapy (REGARD and RAINBOW)...
June 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498280/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-the-origins-of-metastatic-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors-to-the-liver
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Zhaohai Yang, David S Klimstra, Ralph H Hruban, Laura H Tang
Metastatic neoplasms of unknown primary site pose a major challenge to patient management. As targeted therapies are now being tailored to neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of different primary sites, identifying the origin of metastatic NETs has become increasingly important. Compared with more extensive efforts on metastatic adenocarcinomas of unknown primary, the literature on metastatic NETs (often to the liver) is relatively sparse and most studies are based on primary tumors. We sought to study metastatic well-differentiated NETs to the liver to identify markers that predict the site of origin...
July 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412093/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-as-a-second-primary-among-patients-with-previous-malignancy-who-is-at-risk
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Geena X Wu, Rebecca A Nelson, Jae Y Kim, Dan J Raz
BACKGROUND: Patients with previous malignancies could be at increased risk of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the extent of the risk is unknown for many cancer types; thus, it is unclear who might benefit from screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data set from 1992 to 2012 was used to identify patients with previous malignancies who received a diagnosis of NSCLC ≥ 6 months after their initial cancer diagnosis...
September 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376920/molecular-clonality-analysis-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-by-multiregion-sequencing-of-tumor-samples
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Anna M J van Nistelrooij, Ronald van Marion, Linetta B Koppert, Katharina Biermann, Manon C W Spaander, Hugo W Tilanus, J Jan B van Lanschot, Bas P L Wijnhoven, Winand N M Dinjens
BACKGROUND: Intratumor heterogeneity has been demonstrated in several cancer types, following a model of branched evolution. It is unknown to which extent intratumor heterogeneity is applicable to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Therefore the aim of this study was to characterise intratumor heterogeneity in esophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Multiregional targeted sequencing of four commonly altered genes was performed on 19 tumor regions collected from five esophageal adenocarcinomas...
April 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369074/annexin-a10-is-a-candidate-marker-associated-with-the-progression-of-pancreatic-precursor-lesions-to-adenocarcinoma
#14
Jianhui Zhu, Jing Wu, Xiucong Pei, Zhijing Tan, Jiaqi Shi, David M Lubman
Annexins are a multigene family of calcium and phospholipid-binding proteins that play important roles in calcium signaling, cell motility, differentiation and proliferation. Our previous mass spectrometry-based proteomics study revealed that annexin A10 (ANXA10) was uniquely overexpressed in pancreatic CD24+ adenocarcinoma cells that were dissected from clinical PDAC tissues but was absent in CD24- adjacent normal cells. The correlation between ANXA10 expression and the progression of pancreatic cancer remains unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277612/wdr62-overexpression-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Kazuya Shinmura, Hisami Kato, Yuichi Kawanishi, Hisaki Igarashi, Yusuke Inoue, Katsuhiro Yoshimura, Satoki Nakamura, Hidehiko Fujita, Kazuhito Funai, Masayuki Tanahashi, Hiroshi Niwa, Hiroshi Ogawa, Haruhiko Sugimura
Human WDR62, which is localized in the cytoplasm including the centrosome, is known to be responsible for primary microcephaly; however, the role of WDR62 abnormality in cancers remains largely unknown. In this study, we aimed to reveal the pathological role of WDR62 abnormality in lung adenocarcinoma (LAC). We first examined the WDR62 mRNA expression level of LAC (n = 64) using a QRT-PCR analysis and found that WDR62 mRNA transcripts were significantly overexpressed in LAC (P = 0.0432, Wilcoxon matched pairs test)...
August 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248731/aberrant-cytokeratin-20-reactivity-in-epithelioid-malignant-mesothelioma-a-case-report
#16
Rashmi Manur, Ihab Lamzabi
Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon neoplasm that should be distinguished from the more common pulmonary adenocarcinomas and other metastatic lesions. Although diagnosis is based on morphologic features, immunohistochemical stains such as Calretinin, WT-1, CK-5/6, D2-40, Ber-Ep4, and MOC-31 are routinely used. Other organ-specific immunohistochemical markers are used when metastases from unknown primary lesion is suspected clinically. Here, we report a case of pleural epithelioid malignant mesothelioma expressing CK20...
February 28, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211072/the-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-and-associated-adenocarcinoma-in-males-an-eight-institution-study-of-349-patients-over-15-years
#17
MULTICENTER STUDY
Cecilia G Ethun, Lauren M Postlewait, Mia R McInnis, Nipun Merchant, Alexander Parikh, Kamran Idrees, Chelsea A Isom, William Hawkins, Ryan C Fields, Matthew Strand, Sharon M Weber, Clifford S Cho, Ahmed Salem, Robert C G Martin, Charles R Scoggins, David Bentrem, Hong J Kim, Jacquelyn Carr, Syed A Ahmad, Daniel E Abbott, Gregory Wilson, David A Kooby, Shishir K Maithel
BACKGROUND: Per WHO, 2000 classification, pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN) are defined by presence of ovarian stroma, and are primarily located in the pancreatic body/tail of females. The incidence of MCN and associated malignancy in males, since, standardization of MCN diagnostic-criteria is unknown. METHODS: MCN resections from 2000 to 2014 at eight institutions of the Central-Pancreas-Consortium were included, and divided into early (2000-2007) and late (2008-2014) time-periods...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156628/management-of-the-primary-site-in-stage-iv-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-seer-analysis
#18
Savita V Dandapani
52 Background: One of every three non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients is diagnosed with terminal stage IV disease. As systemic treatments have evolved, other tumor sites such as kidney have demonstrated benefits of aggressive management of the primary location and oligo-metastases. The purpose of this study is to use the SEER database to evaluate survival outcomes associated with surgery (S) and radiation treatment (RT) of the primary site in stage IV NSCLC. METHODS: Eligible patient cases had lung coded as the primary location...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050146/personalized-oncogenomics-in-the-management-of-gastrointestinal-carcinomas-early-experiences-from-a-pilot-study
#19
B S Sheffield, B Tessier-Cloutier, H Li-Chang, Y Shen, E Pleasance, K Kasaian, Y Li, S J M Jones, H J Lim, D J Renouf, D G Huntsman, S Yip, J Laskin, M Marra, D F Schaeffer
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal carcinomas are genomically complex cancers that are lethal in the metastatic setting. Whole-genome and transcriptome sequencing allow for the simultaneous characterization of multiple oncogenic pathways. METHODS: We report 3 cases of metastatic gastrointestinal carcinoma in patients enrolled in the Personalized Onco-Genomics program at the BC Cancer Agency. Real-time genomic profiling was combined with clinical expertise to diagnose a carcinoma of unknown primary, to explore treatment response to bevacizumab in a colorectal cancer, and to characterize an appendiceal adenocarcinoma...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025080/expression-of-mtorc1-2-related-proteins-in-primary-and-brain-metastatic-lung-adenocarcinoma
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Ildikó Krencz, Anna Sebestyén, Katalin Fábián, Ágnes Márk, Judit Moldvay, András Khoor, László Kopper, Judit Pápay
Brain metastases (BMs) are common complications of adenocarcinomas (ADCs) of the lung and are associated with a poor prognosis. Although an increasing amount of data indicates that dysregulated activity of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) can influence the metastatic potential of various tumors, the role of mTOR complexes in the development of BMs from ADCs of the lung is largely unknown. To estimate mTOR activity, we studied the expression of mTOR-related proteins (mTORC1: p-mTOR, p-S6; mTORC2: p-mTOR, Rictor) in primary (n=67) and brain metastatic (n=67) lung ADCs, including 15 paired tissue samples, using immunohistochemistry and tissue microarrays...
April 2017: Human Pathology
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