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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436298/adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix-occurring-in-a-patient-treated-with-paclitaxel-for-locally-advanced-esophageal-cancer
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Constantin A Dasanu, David M Hyams, Frank J Senatore
Paclitaxel has been linked with a number of immunosuppressive effects such as decreased numbers and activity of dendritic cells, NK-cells and monocytes, which may in turn lead to defective T-cell activation. In addition, this agent was shown to cause mitotic arrest resembling high-grade dysplasia throughout the gastrointestinal tract, including the appendix. We have previously documented a series of lung cancer patients who developed pre-malignant colonic polyps and/or colon cancer either during or weeks following chemotherapy with paclitaxel, suggesting a potential role of this agent in their pathogenesis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435293/expression-and-significance-of-grhl2-in-esophageal-cancer
#2
Chengcheng Shao, Chushu Ji, Xiaoqiu Wang, Bing Hu
Esophageal cancer (EC) is one of the most common causes of cancer-related mortality in the world. Although much effort has been made to improve the 5-year survival rate of patients with EC, it still remains low due to diagnosis at an advanced stage, aggressive local invasion, early metastasis, and resistance to chemotherapy. Although grainyhead-like 2 (GRHL2) has attracted interest since it has been recently identified as a novel suppressor of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition, clinical values of GRHL2 and its relationship with the metastasis-related factors, such as hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), remain unclear...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434215/long-term-survival-in-stage-iv-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-with-chemoradiation-and-serial-endoscopic-cryoablation
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Zachary Spiritos, Parit Mekaroonkamol, Bassel F El- Rayes, Seth D Force, Steven A Keilin, Qiang Cai, Field F Willingham
Esophageal cancer has a poor overall prognosis and is frequently diagnosed at a late stage. Conventional treatment for metastatic esophageal cancer involves chemotherapy and radiation. Local disease control plays a significant role in improving survival. Endoscopic spray cryotherapy is a novel modality that involves freezing and thawing to produce local ablation of malignant tissue via ischemic mechanisms. Spray cryotherapy has been shown to be effective, particularly for early T-stage, superficial esophageal adenocarcinomas...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430590/treatment-of-esophageal-cancer-with-radiation-therapy-a-pan-chinese-survey-of-radiation-oncologists
#4
Yun Zhang, Jing Liu, Wencheng Zhang, Weiye Deng, Jinbo Yue
Lots of controversies were found about the treatment in relation to radiation therapy (RT) for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We designed a questionnaire of these controversies to do a pan-Chinese survey of radiation oncologists (ROs). For operable ESCC, 53% ROs chose surgery plus postoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT), while 40% chose preoperative CRT plus surgery. For target volume of postoperative RT, most ROs (92%) would delineate tumor bed plus involved lymph nodes region before surgery. For definitive RT, most ROs (81%) would give patients higher RT dose to 60-65Gy...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428908/metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-colon-from-esophageal-cancer
#5
Natasha Garg, Constance Stoehr, Yan Shi Zhao, Heather Rojas, Chung-Tsen Hsueh
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma represents 4% of all cancers in the United States. Patients with esophageal cancer frequently present with locally advanced disease, and about 40% of patients have evidence of metastatic disease on presentation. Common sites of metastasis include liver, lung and bone. Here, we present a rare case of colonic metastasis from primary esophageal SCC. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old Caucasian male with a history of 20-pack-year cigarette smoking received surgery and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced SCC of larynx...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428017/outcomes-and-toxicity-following-high-dose-radiation-therapy-in-15-fractions-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Penny Fang, Cameron W Swanick, Todd A Pezzi, Zhongxing Liao, James Welsh, Steven H Lin, Daniel R Gomez
PURPOSE: Accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy (AHRT) is increasingly used for select lung cancer patients. We evaluated clinical outcomes and predictors of pulmonary/esophageal toxicity in patients treated with ≥52.5 Gy in 15 fractions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We evaluated 229 patients treated with radiation therapy doses ≥52.5 Gy in 15 fractions for non-small cell lung cancer from January 2009 through January 2016. Toxicity was scored using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, v4...
March 9, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423740/prognosis-of-surgery-combined-with-different-adjuvant-therapies-in-esophageal-cancer-treatment-a-network-meta-analysis
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Shenglei Li, Hongtao Liu, Changying Diao, Xiaohui Wang, Ming Gao, Zongming Li, Lijie Song, Xianzheng Gao, Jing Han, Feng Wang, Wencai Li, Xinwei Han
This network meta-analysis was conducted to assess whether the efficacy of surgery with adjuvant therapies, including radiotherapy (RT+S), chemotherapy (CT+S), and chemoradiotherapy (CRT+S) have better performance in esophageal cancer treatment and management. PubMed and EMBASE were used to search for relevant trials. Both conventional pair-wise and network meta-analyses were carried out. The surface under the cumulative ranking curve (SUCRA) was used to rank interventions based on the efficacy of the treatment method...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423530/patterns-of-failure-and-clinical-outcomes-of-definitive-radiotherapy-for-cervical-esophageal-cancer
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Lina Zhao, Yongchun Zhou, Yunfeng Mu, Guangjin Chai, Feng Xiao, Lina Tan, Steven H Lin, Mei Shi
PURPOSE: Because of the scarcity of cervical esophageal cancer (CEC), data for this disease entity is limited. We aim to evaluate the outcomes, prognostic factors and failure patterns of CEC treated by contemporary radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 86 CEC patients consecutively treated between 2007 and 2015 by definitive RT with or without concurrent chemotherapy. RT was mainly delivered with Intensity Modulated Irradiation Therapy (IMRT) or Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421164/-targeted-chemotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Joe Abdo, Devendra K Agrawal, Sumeet K Mittal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420894/outcome-of-radiation-monotherapy-for-high-risk-patients-with-stage-i-esophageal-cancer
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Yasuhiro Shirakawa, Kazuhiro Noma, Naoaki Maeda, Shunsuke Tanabe, Shinji Kuroda, Shunsuke Kagawa, Kuniaki Katsui, Norihisa Katayama, Susumu Kanazawa, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
Currently, chemoradiation is the most widely used nonsurgical treatment for esophageal cancer. However, some patients, particularly the very elderly or those with severe vital organ dysfunction, face difficulty with the chemotherapy component. We therefore examined the outcome of radiation therapy (RT) alone for patients with esophageal cancer at our facility. Between January 2005 and December 2014, 84 patients underwent RT at our hospital, and 78 of these patients received concomitant chemotherapy. The remaining 6 patients underwent RT alone; these patients were considered to be high-risk and to have no lymph node metastasis (stage I)...
April 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415835/the-role-of-chemotherapy-in-unresectable-or-metastatic-adenocarcinoma-of-the-stomach-and-gastroesophageal-junction
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Mustafa Bozkurt, Fatemeh G Amlashi, Mariela Blum Murphy
Gastric cancer including gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinomas are most challenging and deadly cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastric cancer has a fatality-to-case ratio of 0.66, translating that nearly two thirds of newly diagnosed patients will have disseminated disease and in need of systemic therapy (1). Advanced gastric adenocarcinoma (AGC) is a heterogenous disease with differences in geographical distribution, histopathology, and molecular subtypes. Fluoropyrimidines (5-FU, S-1, and capecitabine), platinum compounds (cisplatin, oxaliplatin), taxanes (paclitaxel, docetaxel), and the topoisomerase inhibitory irinotecan are active drugs against AGC...
April 14, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406985/metformin-inhibited-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-proliferation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-and-enhanced-the-anti-cancer-effect-of-cisplatin
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Feng Wang, Xianfei Ding, Tao Wang, Zhengzheng Shan, Jun Wang, Shaoxuan Wu, Yanyan Chi, Yana Zhang, Zhuan Lv, Liuxing Wang, Qingxia Fan
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is an aggressive malignancy with poor prognosis in China. Chemotherapy now is one of the most frequently used treatments for patients with ESCC in middle or late stage, however the effects were often limited by increased chemoresistance or treatment toxicity. So it is urgent to find new drugs to treat ESCC patients. Metformin with low cost and toxicity has proved to have anti-cancer effects in a numerous cancers, while its role and mechanism in ESCC has seldom been studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405006/the-adjuvant-value-of-andrographis-paniculata-in-metastatic-esophageal-cancer-treatment-from-preclinical-perspectives
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Lin Li, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Julia Kin-Ming Lee, Eric Chun-Wai Wong, Kwok-Pui Fung, Jun Yu, Clara Bik-San Lau, Philip Wai-Yan Chiu
Esophageal cancer (EC) is the fourth and sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in China and United States, respectively. The dismal prognosis of EC is mainly attributed to distant metastases, which may not be overcome by chemotherapy alone. Hence, the use of alternative adjuvant treatments, such as herbal medicines, for metastatic EC remains a great desire of patients. Our previous study demonstrated the in vivo anti-tumor and in vitro anti-invasion activities of Andrographis paniculata (AP) in esophageal cancer...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404915/prognostic-significance-of-tumor-infiltrating-immune-cells-and-pd-l1-expression-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yubo Jiang, Anthony W I Lo, Angela Wong, Wenfeng Chen, Yan Wang, Li Lin, Jianming Xu
Programmed death-1 receptor (PD-1) and its ligand (PD-L1) play an integral role in regulating the immune response against cancer. This study investigated the prognostic significance of PD-L1 expression on tumor cells and tumor-infiltrating immune cells (TILs) in the tumor microenvironment in Chinese patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded ESCC samples from treatment-naïve patients with ESCC after surgery or by diagnostic endoscopic biopsy were collected between 2004 and 2014...
February 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387081/-comprehensive-therapeutic-strategy-for-localized-esophageal-cancer
#15
D Van Daele, P Honoré, J Collignon, M Polus, C Loly, E Mutijima, A De Roover, P A Coucke, E Louis, P Martinive
Esophageal cancers represent a highly heterogeneous entity mixing two different tumour types : AdenoCarcinoma (ADC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SSC). Developing in the same organ, they are very often considered as a unique pathology and, consequently, the same therapeutic strategy is indiscriminately applied. Esophageal cancer treatments are particularly complex and require a multidisciplinary approach. Despite impressive advances in the tumour statidifaction, surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, the overall prognosis remains grim even at an early stage of the disease...
February 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386749/safety-and-feasibility-of-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Yushi Fujiwara, Shigeru Lee, Satoru Kishida, Ryoya Hashiba, Ken Gyobu, Masashi Takemura, Harushi Osugi
PURPOSE: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) with cisplatin and fluorouracil is the recommended standard treatment for resectable locally advanced esophageal cancer (EC) in Japan. We investigated the effects of NAC on the safety and feasibility of thoracoscopic esophagectomy with total mediastinal lymphadenectomy for EC. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed data from 225 consecutive patients who underwent thoracoscopic esophagectomy with lymph node dissection between April 2007 and December 2015...
April 6, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384630/esophageal-cancer-new-insights-into-a-heterogenous-disease
#17
Sebastian Krug, Patrick Michl
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer represents a heterogeneous malignancy mostly diagnosed in advanced stages. Worldwide, squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) continue to be the most prevalent subtype; however, in the Western countries, the incidence of adenocarcinomas is increasing and will exceed that of SCC in the near future. During the last decade, several landmark trials contributed to a better understanding of the disease and emphasized the importance of multimodal treatment protocols. SUMMARY: With the introduction of perioperative or neoadjuvant approaches, the survival of both subtypes of esophageal cancer has significantly improved...
April 7, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375694/cocktail-without-hangover-in-search-for-the-optimal-chemotherapy-in-the-combined-management-of-non-operable-esophageal-carcinomas
#18
Bianca So, Loredana G Marcu, Ian Olver, Raghu Gowda, Eva Bezak
BACKGROUND: The worldwide incidence of esophageal cancer has greatly increased over the past few decades making it the sixth deadliest cancer. The disease is often detected in advanced stages when surgery is no longer an option. The standard treatment in these situations is combined chemoradiotherapy, by employing drug cocktails that lead to optimal treatment outcomes both from the perspective of tumor control and normal tissue toxicity. METHODS: The aim of this work was to collate the existing trials and clinical studies reported on non-operable esophageal cancer and to analyze the results based on treatment outcomes after various drug combinations...
April 4, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375486/impact-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-and-chemoradiotherapy-on-postoperative-cardiopulmonary-complications-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
#19
Z Zhang, H Zhang
The effectiveness of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (nCT) or chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) for esophageal cancer patients is well established. However, neoadjuvant therapy may induce severe adverse effects that could increase postoperative morbidity. The current study evaluated the impacts of nCT and nCRT on postoperative cardiopulmonary complications in patient with esophageal cancer. We conducted a prospective study in esophageal cancer patients who received nCT (n  =  126) or nCRT (n  =  141) prior to surgery...
April 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375481/dose-escalation-of-definitive-radiation-is-not-associated-with-improved-survival-for-cervical-esophageal-cancer-a-national-cancer-data-base-ncdb-analysis
#20
B De, R Rhome, J Doucette, M Buckstein
For cervical esophageal cancer (CEC), National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines support RT to 50-50.4 Gy with chemotherapy but acknowledge higher doses may be appropriate. This study uses the National Cancer Database (NCDB) to characterize RT practices and identify if a dose-response relationship exists for overall survival (OS) for definitive treatment of CEC. We queried the NCDB for patients diagnosed with Stage I-III CEC from 2004 to 2013, and selected patients receiving definitive RT with doses between 50 and 74 Gy...
April 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
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