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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334698/endoscopic-ultrasound-and-the-liver-current-applications-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Neil D Shah, Todd H Baron
The diagnosis and management of many gastrointestinal conditions has been augmented by the development of endoscopic ultrasound. Its role in the diagnosis and management of liver disease has been somewhat limited, but with the rapid development of therapeutic advancements it has quickly emerged as a useful tool in the management of complex hepatic conditions. This includes its use in the management of complications of portal hypertension as well as its use in liver lesions and cancer. In this paper, we review case studies, case series and trials for hepatic applications of endoscopic ultrasound to provide an overview of its utilization in this field and demonstrating its more novel applications for future use...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334603/multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-oxaliplatin-irinotecan-and-s-1-as-first-line-treatment-for-patients-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-biliary-tract-cancer
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Changhoon Yoo, Boram Han, Hyeong Su Kim, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Deokhoon Kim, Jae Ho Jeong, Jae-Lyun Lee, Tae Won Kim, Jung Han Kim, Dae Ro Choi, Hong Il Ha, Jinwon Seo, Heung-Moon Chang, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Dae Young Zang
Purpose: Although gemcitabine plus cisplatin has been established as the standard first-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC), overall prognosis remains poor. We investigated the efficacy of a novel triplet combination of oxaliplatin, irinotecan, and S-1 (OIS) for advanced BTC. Materials and Methods: Chemotherapy-naive patients with histologically documented unresectable or metastatic BTC were eligible for this multicenter, single-arm phase II study...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334562/is-a-pathological-complete-response-following-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-associated-with-prolonged-survival-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Jin He, Alex B Blair, Vincent P Groot, Ammar A Javed, Richard A Burkhart, Georgios Gemenetzis, Ralph H Hruban, Kevin M Waters, Justin Poling, Lei Zheng, Daniel Laheru, Joseph M Herman, Martin A Makary, Matthew J Weiss, John L Cameron, Christopher L Wolfgang
OBJECTIVES: To describe the survival outcome of patients with borderline resectable or locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (BR/LA-PDAC) who have a pathologic complete response (pCR) following neoadjuvant chemoradiation. BACKGROUND: Patients with BR/LA-PDAC are often treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation in an attempt to downstage the tumor. Uncommonly, a pCR may result. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database was performed at a single institution...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334123/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-tailored-tumor-microenvironment-of-therapy-resistance-in-gastrointestinal-cancers
#4
REVIEW
Yeqi Sun, Ruifen Wang, Meng Qiao, Yanchun Xu, Wenbin Guan, Lifeng Wang
Gastrointestinal cancers (GI) are a group of highly aggressive malignancies with heavy cancer-related mortalities. Even if continued development of therapy methods, therapy resistance has been a great obstruction for cancer treatment and thereby inevitably leads to depressed final mortality. Peritumoral cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs), a versatile population assisting cancer cells to build a facilitated tumor microenvironment (TME), has been demonstrated exerting a promotion influence on cancer proliferation, migration, invasion, metastasis and also therapy resistance...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334090/supramolecular-photosensitizers-rejuvenate-photodynamic-therapy
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Xingshu Li, Songyi Lee, Juyoung Yoon
Owing to its spatiotemporal selectivity and noninvasive nature, photodynamic therapy (PDT) has become a clinically promising approach for the treatment of a wide range of cancers and other diseases. However, the full potential of PDT has not been achieved thus far as a consequence of the lack of optimal photosensitizers (PSs) and/or smart transport/activation strategies. These problems, which unfortunately lie at the core of the PDT paradigm, include the oxygen reliance limits, the effect of PDT on hypoxic tumors, limitations of light penetration, and undesired skin photosensitization induced by "always on" PSs...
January 15, 2018: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333925/androgen-receptor-independent-prostate-cancer-an-emerging-clinical-entity
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Ilyas Sahin, Anthony E Mega, Benedito A Carneiro
Androgen deprivation therapy remains the backbone of prostate cancer treatment given its pivotal role in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer. The growing knowledge of androgen receptor-independent (i.e. AR-null) prostate cancer cells, however, might advance the treatment paradigm of prostate cancer particularly in castration resistance stage by targeting these pathways. Here, we examined the results of two recent studies, published in Cancer Cell by Bluemn and Shukla et al., and possible clinical impact of these studies in the near future in castration resistance prostate cancer...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333924/dynamic-mr-imaging-for-functional-vascularization-depends-on-tissue-factor-signaling-in-glioblastoma
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Xiao Chen, Tian Xie, Jingqin Fang, Wei Xue, Houyi Kang, Haipeng Tong, Yu Guo, Bo Zhang, Sumei Wang, Yizeng Yang, Weiguo Zhang
Glomeruloid vascular proliferation (GVP) is a diagnostic hallmark and links to aggressive behavior, therapy resistance and poor prognosis in glioblastoma (GBM). It lacks clinical approaches to predict and monitor its formation and dynamic change. Yet the mechanism of GVPs also remains largely unknown. Using an in situ GBM xenograft mouse model, combined clinical MRI images of pre-surgery tumor and pathological investigation, we demonstrated that the inhibition of tissue factor (TF) decreased GVPs in Mouse GBM xenograft model...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333736/underestimated-caregiver-burden-by-cancer-patients-and-its-association-with-quality-of-life-depression-and-anxiety-among-caregivers
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J Y Shin, J-W Lim, D W Shin, S Y Kim, H-K Yang, J Cho, A Jeong, D Jo, C-Y Yim, K Park, J-H Park
This study examined how patients with cancer estimate caregiver burden (CB) and the association between their underestimation of CB and their caregivers' self-ratings of their quality of life (CQOLC-K; Korean version of the Caregiver Quality of Life Index-Cancer), depression and anxiety (Korean version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale). Participants consisted of 990 patient-caregiver dyads recruited from a nationwide cross-sectional survey conducted in South Korea. Medical baseline data were retrieved from the hospital information systems of the participating centres...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333729/immunoengineering-with-biomaterials-for-enhanced-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Yu-Qing Xie, Lixia Wei, Li Tang
Cancer immunotherapy has recently shown dramatic clinical success inducing durable response in patients of a wide variety of malignancies. Further improvement of the clinical outcome with immune related cancer treatment requests more exquisite manipulation of a patient's immune system with increased immunity against diseases while mitigating the toxicities. To meet this challenge, biomaterials applied to immunoengineering are being developed to achieve tissue- and/or cell-specific immunomodulation and thus could potentially enhance both the efficacy and safety of current cancer immunotherapies...
January 14, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333405/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-a-new-prognostic-model-for-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-histology
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Yongchel Ahn, Heui June Ahn, Dok Hyun Yoon, Jung Yong Hong, Changhoon Yoo, Shin Kim, Jooryung Huh, Cheolwon Suh
Background: Age and performance status are important prognostic factors in primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. Although several prognostic models have been proposed, there is no consensus on the optimal model for patients with diffuse large B-cell histology. Methods: Seventy-seven patients with primary CNS diffuse large B-cell lymphoma were retrospectively analyzed to determine factors affecting survival. Three Western models were applied to our eligible patients; we devised a novel model based on our findings...
December 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333404/relevance-of-prognostic-index-with-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-for-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-the-rituximab-era
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Jihoon Kang, Shinkyo Yoon, Cheolwon Suh
Background: The International Prognostic Index (IPI) has been a useful tool for predicting the prognosis of aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the last 20 years. Herein, we aimed to develop a new prognostic model for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in the rituximab era. Methods: Between March 2004 and June 2012, patients with DLBCL treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone chemotherapy regimen were identified in the database of the Asan Medical Center (AMC) Lymphoma Registry...
December 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333281/controversies-and-consensus-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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Herbert H Loong, Kwan-Hung Wong, Teresa Tse
Together with surgery and radiotherapy, systemic treatment with cytotoxic chemotherapy and molecular targeted agents is one of the main therapeutic pillars in the treatment of soft-tissue sarcomas and is the mainstay of treatment in patients with advanced or metastatic disease. Unlike other more common malignancies such as breast and colorectal cancer, the role of chemotherapy when used in the adjuvant setting in soft-tissue sarcomas is less well defined. Results from prior studies have been conflicting, in part due to the heterogeneity and rarity of the disease, and large-scale meta-analysis has been performed to address this issue...
2018: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333124/long-term-results-of-radiotherapy-in-vulvar-cancer-patients-in-slovenia-between-1997-2004
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Helena Barbara Zobec Logar
Background: The aim of this retrospective single institution study was to analyse long term results of vulvar cancer treatment with conventional 2D radiotherapy in Slovenia between years 1997-2004. Patients and methods: Fifty-six patients, median age 74.4 years +/- 9.7 years, mainly stage T2 or T3, were included in the study. All patients were treated with radiotherapy, which was combined with surgery (group A), used as the primary treatment (group B) or at the time of relapse (group C)...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333119/phytotherapeutics-oridonin-and-ponicidin-show-additive-effects-combined-with-irradiation-in-pancreatic-cancer-in-vitro
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Jakob Liermann, Patrick Naumann, Franco Fortunato, Thomas E Schmid, Klaus-Josef Weber, Jürgen Debus, Stephanie E Combs
Background: Chemoradiation of locally advanced non-metastatic pancreatic cancer can lead to secondary operability by tumor mass reduction. Here, we analyzed radiomodulating effects of oridonin and ponicidin in pancreatic cancer in vitro. Both agents are ent-kaurane diterpenoids, extracted from Isodon rubescens, a plant that is well known in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cytotoxic effects have recently been shown in different tumor entities for both agents. Materials and methods: Pancreatic cancer cell lines AsPC-1, BxPC-3, Panc-1 and MIA PaCa-2 were pretreated with oridonin or ponicidin and irradiated with 2 Gy to 6 Gy...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333068/nab-paclitaxel-as-second-line-treatment-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-a-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-the-hellenic-oncology-research-group
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Panagiotis Katsaounis, Athanasios Kotsakis, Nikolaos Kentepozidis, Aris Polyzos, Marios Bakogeorgos, Filippos Koinis, Lambros Vamvakas, Nikolaos Vardakis, Kostas Kalbakis, Ioannis Boukovinas, Ioannis I Varthalitis, Efthimios Prinarakis, Vassilis Georgoulias, John Souglakos
Background: This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of nab-paclitaxel as second-line treatment in patients with advanced gastric adenocarcinoma. Methods: Thirty-nine pretreated patients [33 with taxane-based regimens (docetaxel, cisplatin, and fluorouracil)] and 6 with combination of fluoropyrimidines plus cisplatin with locally advanced inoperable and metastatic gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma were treated with weekly nab-paclitaxel (150 mg/m2 d1, d8, d15 in cycles of 28 days)...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333023/nivolumab-pearls-of-evidence
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REVIEW
Pratishtha B Chaudhari
Purpose: Nivolumab is one of the most extensively studied immune checkpoint inhibitors across various tumor types. In this narrative review, the current clinical efficacy and safety data of anti-programmed death-1 (PD-1) nivolumab for nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and renal cell cancer (RCC) are elucidated. Methods: Systematic search was done on Pubmed, Medline, Embase, Web of Knowledge, and Cochrane Central through September 2016 for controlled prospective interventional studies of nivolumab across two indications - NSCLC and RCC...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333018/induction-chemotherapy-in-technically-unresectable-locally-advanced-t4a-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-cancers-experience-from-a-regional-cancer-center-of-south-india
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A H Rudresha, Tamojit Chaudhuri, K C Lakshmaiah, K Govind Babu, Lokanatha Dasappa, Linu Abraham Jacob, M C Suresh Babu, K N Lokesh, L K Rajeev
Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy, toxicity, and impact of induction chemotherapy (IC) in technically unresectable T4a oral cavity squamous cell cancers (OSCCs). Materials and Methods: Patients diagnosed with technically unresectable locally advanced T4a OSCC from January 2013 and November 2016 at our center, who received 2-3 cycles of IC and then assessed for resectability, were reviewed retrospectively. Patients' profile, response rates and toxicity of IC, resectability status, and overall survival (OS) were evaluated...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333015/a-profile-of-pediatric-solid-tumors-a-single-institution-experience-in-kashmir
#18
Namita Sharma, Ayesha Ahmad, Gull M Bhat, Sheikh A Aziz, Mohammad Maqbool Lone, Nisar A Bhat
Aims: The purpose of this retroprospective study was to study the epidemiological characteristics and outcomes of children with solid tumors at our institution. Subjects and Methods: Three hundred and three pediatrics patients registered at Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar, Kashmir, between January 2008 and June 2014, were analyzed with regard to demographic status, presenting complaints, investigations, treatment, morbidity, and outcomes...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333014/is-colorectal-cancer-in-young-40-years-different-from-those-in-the-elderly-40-years-experience-from-a-regional-care-center
#19
Rudresha A Haleshappa, Suparna Ajit Rao, Sunny Garg, C Lakshmaiah Kuntegowdanahalli, Govinda Babu Kanakasetty, Lokanatha Dasappa
Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is considered a disease of elderly. There has been a steady decrease in the incidence in those aged >50 years, with an alarming increase noted in adults aged <50 years. Subjects and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 89 patients diagnosed with CRC aged <40 years between the years 2010 and 2014. Their clinical profile, treatment, and outcomes were studied. Results: The median age was 33 years with a male preponderance (56...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333006/rational-use-of-imaging-to-stage-breast-cancer-evidences-for-a-selective-approach
#20
S G D Gangadaran
Introduction: Staging investigations at diagnosis are customary to accurately assign a clinical stage before therapy. The practice of routine imaging in patients asymptomatic for metastasis is not recommended but widely adopted. This study was done to reexamine the basis behind guideline recommendations and to identify the factors predictive of asymptomatic metastasis. Methods: Oncology records of 200 breast cancer patients in clinical Stages I-III at diagnosis were prospectively reviewed...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
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