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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636995/experimental-study-on-the-therapeutic-effect-and-underlining-mechanisms-of-positron-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Ying Wang, Ming Li, Rao Diao, Brian Tung, Dalong Zhang, Yaming Li
The purpose of this study was to assess the potential therapeutic effect of positrons emitted by 18F-2-Deoxy-2-Fluoro-D-Glucose (18F-FDG) on pancreatic cancer cells and elucidate its underlying mechanisms. Pancreatic cancer cells were incubated with different radioactive concentrations of 18F-FDG and evaluated for anti-cancer properties and underlining mechanisms. In addition, three groups of tumor-bearing mice were treated with different doses of 18F-FDG weekly, the tumor growth rate was calculated, and the mice were imaged by positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-FDG before and after treatment...
June 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634872/predictive-markers-of-response-to-everolimus-and-sunitinib-in-neuroendocrine-tumors
#2
Diana Martins, Francesca Spada, Ioana Lambrescu, Manila Rubino, Chiara Cella, Bianca Gibelli, Chiara Grana, Dario Ribero, Emilio Bertani, Davide Ravizza, Guido Bonomo, Luigi Funicelli, Eleonora Pisa, Dario Zerini, Nicola Fazio
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) represent a large and heterogeneous group of malignancies with various biological and clinical characteristics, depending on the site of origin and the grade of tumor proliferation. In NETs, as in other cancer types, molecularly targeted therapies have radically changed the therapeutic landscape. Recently two targeted agents, the mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor everolimus and the tyrosine kinase inhibitor sunitinib, have both demonstrated significantly prolonged progression free survival in patients with advanced pancreatic NETs...
June 21, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631202/successful-radical-resection-of-pancreatic-head-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-replaced-right-hepatic-artery-originating-from-posterior-inferior-pancreaticoduodenal-artery-a-case-report
#3
Yusuke Sakamoto, Takahisa Fujikawa, Akira Tanaka
Anatomical variations of hepatic arteries may be problematic in pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). We experienced pancreatic head cancer in a patient with rare variation of hepatic artery and performed PD successfully with the resection of this artery. A 75-year-old woman showed pancreatic head tumor on CT. Preoperative CT detected rare variation of hepatic artery; posterior segmental branch of right hepatic artery (RHA-PB) originating from posterior inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery. The image also demonstrated that there was a junction between RHA-PB and anterior branch of right hepatic artery (RHA-AB)...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627323/perspective-of-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-6-integrin-imaging-for-clinical-management-of-pancreatic-carcinoma-and-its-precursor-lesions
#4
Katja Steiger, Anna-Melissa Schlitter, Wilko Weichert, Irene Esposito, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Johannes Notni
ß6-integrin immunohistochemistry analysis of a large number of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC, 383 primary tumors, 7 lymph node, and 8 distant metastases) and 34 pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) specimens revealed a high prevalence of αvß6-integrin expression in PDAC primaries (88%) and in almost all metastases, as well as in PanIN (57%). These findings underscore the high potential of a novel αvß6-integrin targeting positron emission tomography (PET) radiopharmaceutical, Ga-68-Avebehexin, for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer...
January 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626793/acidic-ph-targeted-chitosan-capped-mesoporous-silica-coated-gold-nanorods-facilitate-detection-of-pancreatic-tumors-via-multispectral-optoacoustic-tomography
#5
Matthew R Zeiderman, Desiree E Morgan, John D Christein, William E Grizzle, Kelly M McMasters, Lacey R McNally
We present a cancer nanomedicine based on acidic pH targeted gold nanorods designed for multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT). We have designed gold nanorods coated with mesoporous silica and subsequently capped with chitosan (CMGs). We have conjugated pH-sensitive variant 7 pHLIP peptide to the CMGs (V7-CMG) to provide targeting specificity to the acidic tumor microenvironment. In vitro, treatment of S2VP10 and MiaPaca2 cells with V7-CMG containing gemcitabine resulted in significantly greater cytotoxicity with 97% and 96...
July 11, 2016: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626371/carcinoma-of-the-papilla-of-vater-after-diversion-operation-for-pancreaticobiliary-maljunction
#6
Takahiro Yamanaka, Kenichiro Araki, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Ken Shirabe
Pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is a congenital malformation that is associated with biliary cancer development. When patients are diagnosed with PBM, a diversion operation is recommended. Although a risk remains for developing residual bile duct carcinoma following diversion, the development of a carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater after a diversion operation for PBM is rare. We present a treated case of carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater after a diversion operation for PBM. A 65-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624015/imaging-modalities-in-the-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-sensitivity-specificity-and-diagnostic-accuracy
#7
James Toft, William J Hadden, Jerome M Laurence, Vincent Lam, Lawrence Yuen, Anna Janssen, Henry Pleass
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer, primarily pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), accounts for 2.4% of cancer diagnoses and 5.8% of cancer death annually. Early diagnoses can improve 5-year survival in PDAC. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy values for MRI, CT, PET&PET/CT, EUS and transabdominal ultrasound (TAUS) in the diagnosis of PDAC. METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken to identify studies reporting sensitivity, specificity and/or diagnostic accuracy for the diagnosis of PDAC with MRI, CT, PET, EUS or TAUS...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620144/optimized-roi-size-on-adc-measurements-of-normal-pancreas-pancreatic-cancer-and-mass-forming-chronic-pancreatitis
#8
Chao Ma, Jing Li, Mbaiaoure Barak Boukar, Panpan Yang, Li Wang, Luguang Chen, Li Su, Jianxun Qu, Shi-Yue Chen, Qiang Hao, Jian-Ping Lu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of region of interest (ROI) sizes on apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements for the differentiation of normal pancreas (NP), pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and mass-forming chronic pancreatitis (MFCP). RESULTS: There were no significant differences for the mean ADCs measured by 12 different-size ROIs for MFCP, or PDAC and NP (P = 0.858-1.0). With the increase of ROI size (≥ 55 mm2), ADCs of PDAC were significantly lower than those of NP (all P < 0...
June 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620142/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-rrx-001-pharmacodynamics-in-preclinical-tumors
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Natarajan Raghunand, Jan Scicinski, Gerald P Guntle, Bhumasamudram Jagadish, Eugene A Mash, Elizabeth Bruckheimer, Bryan Oronsky, Ronald L Korn
RRx-001 is an anticancer agent that subjects cancer cells to reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) and acts as an epigenetic modifier. We have used a thiol-bearing MRI contrast agent, Gd-LC7-SH, to investigate the pharmacodynamics of RRx-001 in CHP-100 Ewing's Sarcoma, HT-29 colorectal carcinoma, and PANC-1 pancreatic carcinoma xenografts in SCID mice. Binding of Gd-LC7-SH to the Cys34 residue on plasma albumin prolongs retention in the tumor microenvironment and increases tumor enhancement on MRI. Mice were imaged by MRI and in vivo T1 maps acquired 50 min (T150 min) after injection of 0...
June 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614269/comparison-of-preoperative-imaging-and-pathological-findings-for-pancreatic-head-adenocarcinoma-a-retrospective-analysis-by-the-association-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-chirurgie
#10
Marine Gilabert, Jean-Marie Boher, Jean-Luc Raoul, François Paye, Philippe Bachellier, Olivier Turrini, Jean Robert Delpero
Initial imaging of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is of crucial importance in the decision-making process. The aim of this study was to compare preoperative imaging, pathological data, and outcomes in a series of patients who underwent resection for pancreatic head cancer.From January 2004 to December 2009, data were collected by the Association Française de Chirurgie on 1044 patients who received first-line R0 resection of pancreatic head cancer.On imaging (computed tomography scan 97%, echoendoscopic ultrasound 61...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609837/familial-pancreatic-cancer-and-the-future-of-directed-screening
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REVIEW
Sara Welinsky, Aimee L Lucas
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and the 12th most common worldwide. Mortality is high, largely due to late stage of presentation and suboptimal treatment regimens. Approximately 10% of PC cases have a familial basis. The major genetic defect has yet to be identified but may be inherited by an autosomal dominant pattern with reduced penetrance. Several known hereditary syndromes or genes are associated with an increased risk of developing PC and account for approximately 2% of PCs...
June 15, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609369/prevalence-of-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-is-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-obesity-an-analysis-of-5296-individuals-who-underwent-a-preventive-medical-examination
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Suguru Mizuno, Hiroyuki Isayama, Yousuke Nakai, Takeharu Yoshikawa, Kazunaga Ishigaki, Saburo Matsubara, Natsuyo Yamamoto, Hideaki Ijichi, Keisuke Tateishi, Minoru Tada, Naoto Hayashi, Kazuhiko Koike
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) are considered precursors of pancreatic cancer. Diabetes mellitus (DM) and obesity are known as risk factors for pancreatic cancer. We investigated the prevalence of PCLs in the general population and the relationship between PCLs and DM/obesity. METHODS: This cross-sectional analysis included 5296 individuals who underwent a preventive medical examination between October 2006 and June 2013 at our institution. Magnetic resonance imaging, including magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, was performed using a 3...
July 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587434/diagnostic-accuracy-of-diffusion-weighted-whole-body-imaging-with-background-body-signal-suppression-t2-weighted-image-fusion-for-the-detection-of-abdominal-solid-cancer
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Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Kazunori Fugo, Satomi Tanaka, Takafumi Sunaoshi, Daisuke Kano, Eriko Sugiyama, Misaki Shite, Ryouta Haga, Yoshiya Fukamizu, Toshiyuki Fujita, Satoshi Kagayama, Rumiko Hasegawa, Akira Togawa, Yoshinori Shirai, Noboru Ichiki, Yuji Oshima, Naoto Koike, Yasuko Toshimitsu, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Takashi Kishimoto, Naoki Ishige
Diffusion-weighted whole-body imaging with background body signal suppression (DWIBS) images show significant contrast for cancer tissues against non-cancerous tissues. Fusion of a DWIBS and a T2-weighted image (DWIBS/T2) can be used to obtain functional, as well as anatomic, information. In the present study, the performance of DWIBS/T2 in the diagnosis of abdominal solid cancer was evaluated. The records of 14 patients were retrospectively analyzed [5 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), 4 with metastatic liver cancer, 3 with pancreatic cancer, 1 with renal cellular carcinoma and 1 with malignant lymphoma of the para-aortic lymph node]...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583627/resectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-role-of-ct-quantitative-imaging-biomarkers-for-predicting-pathology-and-patient-outcomes
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Christophe Cassinotto, Jaron Chong, George Zogopoulos, Caroline Reinhold, Laurence Chiche, Jean-Pierre Lafourcade, Adeline Cuggia, Eric Terrebonne, Anthony Dohan, Benoît Gallix
BACKGROUNDS: Patients with a pancreatic cancer amenable to surgery still have a poor prognosis and high risk of post-operative recurrence. We aimed to assess the value of quantitative imaging biomarkers using computed-tomography (CT) texture analysis to evaluate the pathologic tumor aggressiveness and predict disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. METHODS: We retrospectively performed attenuation measurements and texture analysis on the portal-venous phase of the pre-operative CT scan of 99 patients that underwent resection of a pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in two university hospitals...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582716/combination-of-active-targeting-enzyme-triggered-release-and-fluorescent-dye-into-gold-nanoclusters-for-endomicroscopy-guided-photothermal-photodynamic-therapy-to-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#15
Hui Li, Ping Wang, Yunxiang Deng, Meiying Zeng, Yan Tang, Wei-Hong Zhu, Yingsheng Cheng
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most devastating malignancies in patients, and there is an urgent need for an effective treatment method. Herein, we report a novel gold nanocluster-based platform for confocal laser endomicroscopy-guided photothermal therapy (PTT)/photodynamic therapy (PDT) for PDAC, which consists of four components: the PTT-carrier gold nanocluster, an active targeting ligand U11 peptide, a Cathepsin E (CTSE)-sensitive PDT therapy prodrug, and a CTSE-sensitive imaging agent (cyanine dye Cy5...
September 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579847/correlation-between-preoperative-serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-levels-and-expression-on-pancreatic-and-rectal-cancer-tissue
#16
Lsf Boogerd, F A Vuijk, Ces Hoogstins, Hjm Handgraaf, Mjm van der Valk, Pjk Kuppen, Cfm Sier, Cjh van de Velde, J Burggraaf, A Fariña-Sarasqueta, Alexander L Vahrmeijer
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)-targeted imaging and therapeutic agents are being tested in clinical trials. If CEA overexpression in malignant tissue corresponds with elevated serum CEA, serum CEA could assist in selecting patients who may benefit from CEA-targeted agents. This study aims to assess the relationship between serum CEA and CEA expression in pancreatic (n = 20) and rectal cancer tissues (n = 35) using histopathology. According to local laboratory standards, a serum CEA >3 ng/mL was considered elevated...
2017: Biomarkers in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574192/feasibility-study-of-ultrasound-imaging-for-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-with-active-breathing-coordinator-in-pancreatic-cancer
#17
Lin Su, Iulian Iordachita, Yin Zhang, Junghoon Lee, Sook Kien Ng, Juan Jackson, Ted Hooker, John Wong, Joseph M Herman, H Tutkun Sen, Peter Kazanzides, Muyinatu A Lediju Bell, Chen Yang, Kai Ding
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) allows for high radiation doses to be delivered to the pancreatic tumors with limited toxicity. Nevertheless, the respiratory motion of the pancreas introduces major uncertainty during SBRT. Ultrasound imaging is a non-ionizing, non-invasive, and real-time technique for intrafraction monitoring. A configuration is not available to place the ultrasound probe during pancreas SBRT for monitoring. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An arm-bridge system was designed and built...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573106/no-functional-role-for-microrna-342-in-a-mouse-model-of-pancreatic-acinar-carcinoma
#18
James Dooley, Vasiliki Lagou, Emanuela Pasciuto, Michelle A Linterman, Haydn M Prosser, Uwe Himmelreich, Adrian Liston
The intronic microRNA (miR)-342 has been proposed as a potent tumor-suppressor gene. miR-342 is found to be downregulated or epigenetically silenced in multiple different tumor sites, and this loss of expression permits the upregulation of several key oncogenic pathways. In several different cell lines, lower miR-342 expression results in enhanced proliferation and metastasis potential, both in vitro and in xenogenic transplant conditions. Here, we sought to determine the function of miR-342 in an in vivo spontaneous cancer model, using the Ela1-TAg transgenic model of pancreatic acinar carcinoma...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572490/a-modular-dual-labeling-scaffold-that-retains-agonistic-properties-for-somatostatin-receptor-targeting
#19
Sukhen C Ghosh, Melissa Rodriguez, Kendra S Carmon, Julie Voss, Nathaniel L Wilganowski, Agnes Schonbrunn, Ali Azhdarinia
Fluorescence-guided surgery is an emerging imaging technique that can enhance the ability of surgeons to detect tumors when compared with visual observation. To facilitate characterization, fluorescently labeled probes have been dual-labeled with a radionuclide to enable cross-validation with nuclear imaging. In this study, we selected the somatostatin receptor (SSTR) imaging agent, DOTA-Phe1-Tyr3-octreotide (DOTA-TOC), as the foundation for developing a dual-labeled analog. We hypothesized that a customized dual labeling approach with a multimodality chelation (MMC) scaffold would minimize steric effects of dye conjugation and retain agonist properties...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571887/an-evaluation-of-motion-mitigation-techniques-for-pancreatic-sbrt
#20
Warren G Campbell, Bernard L Jones, Tracey Schefter, Karyn A Goodman, Moyed Miften
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ablative radiation therapy can be beneficial for pancreatic cancer, and motion mitigation helps to reduce dose to nearby organs-at-risk. Here, we compared two competing methods of motion mitigation-abdominal compression and respiratory gating. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CBCT scans of 19 pancreatic cancer patients receiving stereotactic body radiation therapy were acquired with and without abdominal compression, and 3D target motion was reconstructed from CBCT projection images...
May 29, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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