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Oesophageal cancer

Andrea Szentesi, Emese Tóth, Emese Bálint, Júlia Fanczal, Tamara Madácsy, Dorottya Laczkó, Imre Ignáth, Anita Balázs, Petra Pallagi, József Maléth, Zoltán Rakonczay, Balázs Kui, Dóra Illés, Katalin Márta, Ágnes Blaskó, Alexandra Demcsák, Andrea Párniczky, Gabriella Pár, Szilárd Gódi, Dóra Mosztbacher, Ákos Szücs, Adrienn Halász, Ferenc Izbéki, Nelli Farkas, Péter Hegyi
OBJECTIVE: Biomedical investment trends in 2015 show a huge decrease of investment in gastroenterology. Since academic research usually provides the basis for industrial research and development (R&D), our aim was to understand research trends in the field of gastroenterology over the last 50 years and identify the most endangered areas. METHODS: We searched for PubMed hits for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases for the 1965-2015 period. Overall, 1,554,325 articles were analyzed...
2016: PloS One
Daniël A Korevaar, Laurence M Crombag, Jérémie F Cohen, René Spijker, Patrick M Bossuyt, Jouke T Annema
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend endosonography with fine-needle aspiration for mediastinal nodal staging in non-small-cell lung cancer, but most do not specify whether this should be through endobronchial endoscopy (EBUS), oesophageal endoscopy (EUS), or both. We assessed the added value and diagnostic accuracy of the combined use of EBUS and EUS. METHODS: For this systematic review and random effects meta-analysis, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, BIOSIS Previews, and Web of Science, without language restrictions, for studies published between Jan 1, 2000, and Feb 25, 2016...
October 20, 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Matthew D Hale, Matthew Nankivell, Gordon G Hutchins, Sally P Stenning, Ruth E Langley, Wolfram Mueller, Nicholas P West, Alexander I Wright, Darren Treanor, Lindsay C Hewitt, William H Allum, David Cunningham, Jeremy D Hayden, Heike I Grabsch
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery is the standard of care for UK patients with locally advanced resectable oesophageal carcinoma (OeC). However, not all patients benefit from multimodal treatment and there is a clinical need for biomarkers which can identify chemotherapy responders. This study investigated whether the proportion of tumour cells per tumour area (PoT) measured in the pre-treatment biopsy predicts chemotherapy benefit for OeC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: PoT was quantified using digitized haematoxylin/eosin stained pre-treatment biopsy slides from 281 OeC patients from the UK MRC OE02 trial (141 treated by surgery alone (S); 140 treated by 5-fluorouracil/cisplatin followed by surgery (CS))...
October 18, 2016: Oncotarget
Francesco Giganti, Alessandro Ambrosi, Maria Chiara Petrone, Carla Canevari, Damiano Chiari, Annalaura Salerno, Paolo Giorgio Arcidiacono, Roberto Nicoletti, Luca Albarello, Elena Mazza, Francesca Gallivanone, Luigi Gianolli, Elena Orsenigo, Antonio Esposito, Carlo Staudacher, Alessandro Del Maschio, Francesco De Cobelli
OBJECTIVES: To compare the diagnostic performance of Magnetic Resonance (MR) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT), Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS) and (18)F-FDG (Fluorodeoxyglucose) Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) in the preoperative loco-regional staging of oesophageal cancer. METHODS: Eighteen patients with oesophageal or Siewert I tumour (9 directly treated with surgery and 9 addressed to chemo/radiotherapy before) underwent 1...
October 21, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
Jingeng Liu, Zhiru Wei, Yuebin Wang, Zongjiang Xia, Gaofeng Zhao
BACKGROUND: Liver metastasis is common in patients with oesophageal cancer. The effect of operative intervention for post-operative solitary liver metastasis from oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has not previously been examined. This research was to compare the effect of surgery and non-surgical therapy in patients with post-operative solitary liver metastasis from ESCC. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the clinical data of 69 consecutive patients with solitary hepatic metastasis who had undergone oesophagectomy for ESCC and were subsequently referred to the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from January 2005 to December 2013...
October 20, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
David Graham, Gideon Lipman, Vinay Sehgal, Laurence B Lovat
The landscape for patients with Barrett's oesophagus (BE) has changed significantly in the last decade. Research and new guidelines have helped gastroenterologists to better identify those patients with BE who are particularly at risk of developing oesophageal adenocarcinoma. In parallel, developments in endoscopic image enhancement technology and optical biopsy techniques have improved our ability to detect high-risk lesions. Once these lesions have been identified, the improvements in minimally invasive endoscopic therapies has meant that these patients can potentially be cured of early cancer and high-risk dysplastic lesions without the need for surgery, which still has a significant morbidity and mortality...
October 2016: Frontline Gastroenterology
Hongliang Zhang, Zhenguang Huang, Xiaoqin Zou, Taotao Liu
A meta-analysis was conducted to estimate the risk of wound-healing complications in patients who treated with neoadjuvant-adjuvant bevacizumab in various oncological indications. We searched PUBMED, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library through June 2016 to identify randomized controlled trials of bevacizumab and wound-healing complications. Seven RCTs studies involving 5,147 participants were included in the analysis. Compared with routine therapy, bevacizumab increased the incidence of wound-healing complications for various cancers...
October 14, 2016: Oncotarget
Jiansong Ren, Gwen Murphy, Jinhu Fan, Sanford M Dawsey, Philip R Taylor, Jacob Selhub, Youlin Qiao, Christian C Abnet
B vitamins play an essential role in DNA synthesis and methylation, and may protect against oesophageal and gastric cancers. In this case-cohort study, subjects were enrolled from the General Population Nutrition Intervention Trial in Linxian, China. Subjects included 498 oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs), 255 gastric cardia adenocarcinomas (GCAs), and an age- and sex-matched sub-cohort of 947 individuals. Baseline serum riboflavin, pyridoxal phosphate (PLP), folate, vitamin B12, and flavin mononucleotide (FMN) were measured for all subjects...
October 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
Priyanka Sharma, Anoop Saraya, Rinu Sharma
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Insidious symptomatology, late clinical presentation and poor prognosis of oesophageal cancer (EC) highlight the pressing need for novel non-invasive biomarkers for early tumour diagnosis and better prognosis. The present study was carried out to evaluate the clinical significance of circulating and tissue miR-144 expression in oesophageal cancer. METHODS: Clinical significance of miR-144 expression was evaluated in preneoplastic (12) and neoplastic (35) oesophageal cancer tissues as well as matched distant non-malignant tissues using real-time PCR (qPCR)...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
John H Saunders, David Onion, Pamela Collier, Matthew S Dorrington, Richard H Argent, Philip A Clarke, Alex M Reece-Smith, Simon L Parsons, Anna M Grabowska
BACKGROUND: A model to predict chemotherapy response would provide a marked clinical benefit, enabling tailored treatment of oesophageal cancer, where less than half of patients respond to the routinely administered chemotherapy. METHODS: Cancer cells were established from tumour biopsies taken from individual patients about to undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy. A 3D-tumour growth assay (3D-TGA) was developed, in which cancer cells were grown with or without supporting mesenchymal cells, then subjected to chemo-sensitivity testing using the standard chemotherapy administered in clinic, and a novel emerging HDAC inhibitor, Panobinostat...
October 6, 2016: Oncotarget
M Jacobs, I Henselmans, D L Arts, M Ten Koppel, S S Gisbertz, S M Lagarde, M I van Berge Henegouwen, M A G Sprangers, H C J M de Haes, E M A Smets
We developed a web-based question prompt sheet (QPS) to support information provision of health-related quality of life (HRQL) topics after oesophageal cancer surgery. The QPS was evaluated and updated in three consecutive studies. In Study 1, eight patients were guided in using the QPS. Feasibility was assessed by cognitive walkthrough, questionnaire and interview. We obtained 430 notes (217 negative, 213 positive) of patients' actions and or remarks, and 91 suggestions. With minor support, most patients were able to use the QPS...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
Brian I Rini, Arnulf Stenzl, Romauld Zdrojowy, Mikhail Kogan, Mikhail Shkolnik, Stephane Oudard, Steffen Weikert, Sergio Bracarda, Simon J Crabb, Jens Bedke, Joerg Ludwig, Dominik Maurer, Regina Mendrzyk, Claudia Wagner, Andrea Mahr, Jens Fritsche, Toni Weinschenk, Steffen Walter, Alexandra Kirner, Harpreet Singh-Jasuja, Carsten Reinhardt, Tim Eisen
BACKGROUND: In a phase 2 study in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, overall survival was associated with T-cell responses against IMA901, a vaccine consisting of ten tumour-associated peptides. In this phase 3 trial, we aimed to determine the clinical effect of adding IMA901 to sunitinib, the standard first-line treatment in metastatic renal cell carcinoma with postulated favourable immunomodulatory effects. METHODS: The IMPRINT study is an open-label, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial done at 124 clinical sites in 11 countries...
October 3, 2016: Lancet Oncology
L A D Busweiler, B P L Wijnhoven, M I van Berge Henegouwen, D Henneman, N C T van Grieken, M W J M Wouters, R van Hillegersberg, J W van Sandick
BACKGROUND: In 2011, the Dutch Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Audit (DUCA) group began nationwide registration of all patients undergoing surgery with the intention of resection for oesophageal or gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to describe the initiation and implementation of this process along with an overview of the results. METHODS: The DUCA is part of the Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing. The audit provides (surgical) teams with reliable, weekly updated, benchmarked information on process and (case mix-adjusted) outcome measures...
October 5, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
Marlene Malmström, Bodil Ivarsson, Rosemarie Klefsgård, Kerstin Persson, Ulf Jakobsson, Jan Johansson
BACKGROUND: Following oesophagectomy, a major surgical procedure, it is known that patients suffer from severely reduced quality of life and have an unmet need for postoperative support. Still, there is a lack of research testing interventions aiming to enhance the patients' life situation after this surgical procedure. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of a nurse led telephone supportive care programme on quality of life (QOL), received information and the number of healthcare contacts compared to conventional care following oesophageal resection for cancer...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Seo-In Ha, Kyunghee Kim, Ji-Su Kim
PURPOSE: After oesophagectomy, anatomical changes and loss of function induce various symptoms that may affect quality of life (QoL) in oesophageal cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors influencing QoL in Korean patients who have undergone oesophageal cancer surgery. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study of a convenience sample consisting of 120 surgery patients with oesophageal cancer. We used the EORTC QLQ-C30 and EORTC QLQ-OES18 to measure participants' oesophageal cancer-related symptoms and QoL...
October 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
S M Lagarde, M Navidi, S S Gisbertz, H W M van Laarhoven, K Sumpter, S L Meijer, B Disep, A Immanuel, S M Griffin, M I van Berge Henegouwen
BACKGROUND: The significance of extracapsular lymph node involvement (LNI) is unclear in patients with oesophageal cancer who have undergone neoadjuvant treatment followed by oesophagectomy. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and prognostic significance of extracapsular LNI in a large multicentre series of consecutive patients with oesophageal cancer treated by neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy and surgery. METHODS: Data from a consecutive series of patients treated at two European centres were analysed...
October 3, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
Han-Yu Deng, Wen-Ping Wang, Yun-Cang Wang, Wei-Peng Hu, Peng-Zhi Ni, Yi-Dan Lin, Long-Qi Chen
SummaryNeoadjuvant therapy followed by surgery is a standard treatment for locally advanced oesophageal cancer. However, the roles of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and chemotherapy in treating oesophageal cancer remain controversial. In this comprehensive meta-analysis, we examine the efficacy of adding radiotherapy to neoadjuvant chemotherapy for treating oesophageal cancer as reported in qualified randomized controlled trials (RCTs). We conducted a systematic literature search using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library databases, Google Scholar and the American Society of Clinical Oncology database to identify relevant studies up to 31 March 2016...
October 2, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
András Telekes, Dániel Deme
Ramucirumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2, which inhibits the binding of vascular endothelial growth factor-A, -C and -D ligands. Furthermore it blocks the ligand stimulated activation of p44/p42 mitogen activated protein kinases, thus neutralizing the ligand induced proliferation and migration of human endothelial cells. Based on the results of the REGARD (Ramucirumab monotherapy for previously treated advanced gastric or gastro-oesophageal junction adenocarcinoma) and the RAINBOW (Ramucirumab plus paclitaxel versus placebo plus paclitaxel in patients with previously treated advanced gastric or gastro-oesophageal junction adenocarcinoma) studies ramucirumab was approved for 2nd line treatment as monotherapy and in combination with paclitaxel for patients with local relapse and unresectable or metastatic gastric cancer (including gastro-esophegal junction adenocarcinoma)...
October 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
F Klevebro, M Lindblad, J Johansson, L Lundell, M Nilsson
BACKGROUND: Randomized trials have shown that neoadjuvant treatment improves survival in the curative treatment of oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction cancer. Results from population-based observational studies are, however, sparse and ambiguous. METHODS: This prospective population-based cohort study included all patients who had oesophagectomy for cancer in Sweden, excluding clinical T1 N0, recorded in the National Register for Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer, 2006-2014...
September 30, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
David C Whiteman, Bradley J Kendall
Barrett's oesophagus is a condition characterised by partial replacement of the normal squamous epithelium of the lower oesophagus by a metaplastic columnar epithelium containing goblet cells (intestinal metaplasia). Barrett's oesophagus is important clinically because those afflicted are predisposed to oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Prevalence surveys suggest that up to 2% of the population may be affected; most will be unaware of their diagnosis. Risk factors include age, male sex, gastro-oesophageal acid reflux, central obesity and smoking...
October 3, 2016: Medical Journal of Australia
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