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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143875/the-role-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-pet-mri-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Randy Yeh, Laurent Dercle, Ishan Garg, Zhen Jane Wang, David M Hough, Ajit H Goenka
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains a difficult disease to treat and continues to portend a poor prognosis, as most patients are unresectable at diagnosis. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) combined with CT (PET/CT) has been a cornerstone in oncological imaging of different cancers; however, the role of PET/CT in PDAC is continually evolving and currently not well established. Studies have shown the potential of PET/CT in guiding the management of patients with PDAC, with possible added benefit over anatomic imaging with CT or MRI in certain scenarios...
November 16, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129073/stage-dependence-cell-origin-independence-and-prognostic-capacity-of-serum-glycan-fucosylation-%C3%AE-1-4-branching-%C3%AE-1-6-branching-and-%C3%AE-2-6-sialylation-in-cancer
#2
Shadi Ferdosi, Douglas S Rehder, Paul Maranian, Erik P Castle, Thai H Ho, Harvey I Pass, Daniel W Cramer, Karen S Anderson, Lei Fu, David E C Cole, Tao Le, Xifeng Wu, Chad R Borges
Glycans represent a promising but only marginally accessed source of cancer markers. We previously reported the development of a molecularly bottom-up approach to plasma/serum (P/S) glycomics based on glycan linkage analysis that captures features such as α2-6 sialylation, β1-6 branching, and core fucosylation as single analytical signals. Based on the behavior of P/S glycans established to date, we hypothesized that the alteration of P/S glycans observed in cancer would be independent of the tissue in which the tumor originated yet exhibit stage dependence that varied little between cancers classified on the basis of tumor origin...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111329/exosomes-derived-from-pancreatic-cancer-cells-induce-activation-and-profibrogenic-activities-in-pancreatic-stellate-cells
#3
Atsushi Masamune, Naoki Yoshida, Shin Hamada, Tetsuya Takikawa, Tatsuhide Nabeshima, Tooru Shimosegawa
Pancreatic cancer cells (PCCs) interact with pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), which play a pivotal role in pancreatic fibrogenesis, to develop the cancer-conditioned tumor microenvironment. Exosomes are membrane-enclosed nanovesicles, and have been increasingly recognized as important mediators of cell-to-cell communications. The aim of this study was to clarify the effects of PCC-derived exosomes on cell functions in PSCs. Exosomes were isolated from the conditioned medium of Panc-1 and SUIT-2 PCCs. Human primary PSCs were treated with PCC-derived exosomes...
October 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093615/less-common-etiologies-of-exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency
#4
REVIEW
Vikesh K Singh, Mark E Haupt, David E Geller, Jerry A Hall, Pedro M Quintana Diez
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), an important cause of maldigestion and malabsorption, results from primary pancreatic diseases or secondarily impaired exocrine pancreatic function. Besides cystic fibrosis and chronic pancreatitis, the most common etiologies of EPI, other causes of EPI include unresectable pancreatic cancer, metabolic diseases (diabetes); impaired hormonal stimulation of exocrine pancreatic secretion by cholecystokinin (CCK); celiac or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) due to loss of intestinal brush border proteins; and gastrointestinal surgery (asynchrony between motor and secretory functions, impaired enteropancreatic feedback, and inadequate mixing of pancreatic secretions with food)...
October 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043413/cholecystokinin-receptor-antagonist-alters-pancreatic-cancer-microenvironment-and-increases-efficacy-of-immune-checkpoint-antibody-therapy-in-mice
#5
Jill P Smith, Shangzi Wang, Sandeep Nadella, Sandra A Jablonski, Louis M Weiner
Advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has typically been resistant to chemotherapy and immunotherapy; therefore, novel strategies are needed to enhance therapeutic response. Cholecystokinin (CCK) has been shown to stimulate growth of pancreatic cancer. CCK receptors (CCKRs) are present on pancreatic cancer cells, fibroblasts, and lymphocytes. We hypothesized that CCKR blockade would improve response to immune checkpoint antibodies by promoting influx of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and reducing fibrosis...
October 17, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023932/xanthogranulomatous-cholecystitis-exhibits-overlapping-histologic-features-with-igg4-related-cholecystitis
#6
Soon Auck Hong, You Na Sung, Hyoung Jung Kim, Sang Soo Lee, Jae Hoon Lee, Chul-Soo Ahn, Shin Hwang, Eunsil Yu, Yoh Zen, Myung-Hwan Kim, Seung-Mo Hong
AIMS: Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis (XGC), an unusual histologic variant of chronic cholecystitis, is characterized by mixed foamy histiocytic and lymphoplasmocytic infiltration and fibrosis. Radiologically, the poorly defined nodular growth pattern often leads to the misinterpretation of XGC as gallbladder cancer. In this study, we aimed to identify the relationship of XGC with IgG4-related cholecystitis, METHODS AND RESULTS: We re-evaluated 57 surgically resected XGCs and 104 conventional chronic cholecystitis cases, according to the histologic features observed in IgG4-related disease, including lymphoplasmocytic infiltration, storiform fibrosis, obliterative phlebitis, and IgG4-positive plasma cells...
October 11, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991878/fatty-acid-mediated-stromal-reprogramming-of-pancreatic-stellate-cells-induces-inflammation-and-fibrosis-that-fuels-pancreatic-cancer
#7
Tomoki Hata, Koichi Kawamoto, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshihiro Kamada, Shinji Takamatsu, Tomohiro Maekawa, Satoshi Nagaoka, Daisaku Yamada, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Kunihito Gotoh, Atsushi Masamune, Eiji Miyoshi, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is one of the deadliest diseases worldwide. Fatty acids (FAs) have properties that affect both cancer cells and tumor environment. We assessed the effects of FAs on malignant characteristics in a pancreatic cancer and pancreatic stellate cell (PSC) coculture model. This study aimed to clarify the FA signature of PSC-derived inflammation and fibrosis in vitro and in a clinicopathological analysis. METHODS: The in vitro model involved coculture of the human pancreatic cancer cell lines PANC-1 and MIA PaCa-2 with human PSCs...
November 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938620/pathological-expression-of-tissue-factor-confers-promising-antitumor-response-to-a-novel-therapeutic-antibody-sc1-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-and-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#8
Xuesai Zhang, Qingrou Li, Hui Zhao, Lanping Ma, Tao Meng, Jianchang Qian, Rui Jin, Jingkang Shen, Ker Yu
The pathological presence of tissue factor (TF) in cancer cells promotes tumor-initiated thrombosis and cancer metastasis. We found that TF is aberrantly present in large percentage of aggressive triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PaC), two most lethal forms of malignancy that urgently need effective treatment. TF expression in TNBC clustered with higher levels of vimentin, basal-type keratins KRT5/14 and caveolin-1 but lower levels of luminal-type biomarkers. We developed a novel and specific anti-TF therapeutic antibody SC1, which displayed an exceedingly high potency against TF extracellular domain (EC50: 0...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927058/degree-of-desmoplasia-in-metastatic-lymph-node-lesions-is-associated-with-lesion-size-and-poor-prognosis-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients
#9
Hiromichi Nakayama, Kenoki Ohuchida, Masaki Yoshida, Tetsuyuki Miyazaki, Shin Takesue, Toshiya Abe, Sho Endo, Kazuhiro Koikawa, Takashi Okumura, Taiki Moriyama, Kohei Nakata, Yoshihiro Miyasaka, Kengo Shirahane, Tatsuya Manabe, Takao Ohtsuka, Hiroki Toma, Yohei Tominaga, Eishi Nagai, Kazuhiro Mizumoto, Yoshinao Oda, Masafumi Nakamura
Pancreatic cancer is characterized by increased hyperplasia of fibrotic tissue, termed desmoplasia, and lymph node metastasis is an independent prognostic factor in this disease. However, there are no reports focused on desmoplasia in pancreatic cancer lymph node metastases. The present study evaluated a range of factors and investigated their association with poor prognosis in pancreatic cancer cases with lymph node metastasis, including the degree of desmoplasia in lesions. To identify the poor prognostic factors associated with lymph node metastasis, the present study retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 65 patients with lymph node metastases that underwent surgical pancreatic cancer resection between 2007 and 2012 at a single institution...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886329/a-case-of-igg4-related-retroperitoneal-fibrosis-with-multiple-involvement
#10
Y-K Zheng, N-Y Gu, J Wu, X Fang, C Zhang, Q-Y Li
To increase awareness of IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis (IgG4-RRPF) and reduce clinical misdiagnosis. We report a 79-year-old man with multiple organs involvement of IgG4-RRPF, who developed right lower extremity edema, hemoptysis and fever. The abdomen computed tomography (CT) scan image showed lymph nodes enlargement. The positron emission tomography/CT scan image showed pancreatic malignancy with multiple nodal lymph node metastasis, lung fibroblast proliferation, and right lung apex bullae. The chest CT scan image showed pulmonary multiple lymph nodes with calcification in the mediastinum...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886117/incidence-of-pancreatic-cancer-is-dramatically-increased-by-a-high-fat-high-calorie-diet-in-krasg12d-mice
#11
Hui-Hua Chang, Aune Moro, Kazuki Takakura, Hsin-Yuan Su, Allen Mo, Masako Nakanishi, Richard T Waldron, Samuel W French, David W Dawson, O Joe Hines, Gang Li, Vay Liang W Go, James Sinnett-Smith, Stephen J Pandol, Aurelia Lugea, Anna S Gukovskaya, Michael O Duff, Daniel W Rosenberg, Enrique Rozengurt, Guido Eibl
Epidemiologic data has linked obesity to a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. To allow for detailed mechanistic studies in a relevant model mimicking diet-induced obesity and pancreatic cancer, a high-fat, high-calorie diet (HFCD) was given to P48+/Cre;LSL-KRASG12D (KC) mice carrying a pancreas-specific oncogenic Kras mutation. The mice were randomly allocated to a HFCD or control diet (CD). Cohorts were sacrificed at 3, 6, and 9 months and tissues were harvested for further analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814218/diagnosis-and-management-of-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency
#12
Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Jeremy S Wilson, Ross C Smith
In 2015, the Australasian Pancreatic Club (APC) published the Australasian guidelines for the management of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (http://pancreas.org.au/2016/01/pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-guidelines). Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) occurs when normal digestion cannot be sustained due to insufficient pancreatic digestive enzyme activity. This may be related to a breakdown, at any point, in the pancreatic digestive chain: pancreatic stimulation; synthesis, release or transportation of pancreatic enzymes; or synchronisation of secretions to mix with ingested food...
August 21, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808290/molecular-mr-imaging-of-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-pancreatic-cancer
#13
Miloslav Polasek, Yan Yang, Daniel T Schühle, Mohammad A Yaseen, Young R Kim, Yu Sub Sung, Alexander R Guimaraes, Peter Caravan
Fibrosis with excessive amounts of type I collagen is a hallmark of many solid tumours, and fibrosis is a promising target in cancer therapy, but tools for its non-invasive quantification are missing. Here we used magnetic resonance imaging with a gadolinium-based probe targeted to type I collagen (EP-3533) to image and quantify fibrosis in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. An orthotopic syngeneic mouse model resulted in tumours with 2.3-fold higher collagen level compared to healthy pancreas. Animals were scanned at 4...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806504/designing-liposomes-to-suppress-extracellular-matrix-expression-to-enhance-drug-penetration-and-pancreatic-tumor-therapy
#14
Tianjiao Ji, Jiayan Lang, Jing Wang, Rong Cai, Yinlong Zhang, Feifei Qi, Lijing Zhang, Xiao Zhao, Wenjing Wu, Jihui Hao, Zhihai Qin, Ying Zhao, Guangjun Nie
During pancreatic tumor development, pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) proliferate exuberantly to secrete extracellular matrix (ECM) in the tumor stroma, which presents major barriers for drug delivery and penetration in tumor tissue. Thus, down-regulating ECM levels via regulation of the PSCs may allow enhanced penetration of therapeutic drugs and thereby enhancing their therapeutic efficacy. To regulate the PSCs, a matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) responsive peptide-hybrid liposome (MRPL) was constructed via coassembly of a tailor-designed MMP-2 responsive amphiphilic peptide and phospholipids...
September 26, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754863/pathological-expression-of-tissue-factor-confers-promising-antitumor-response-to-a-novel-therapeutic-antibody-sc1-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-and-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#15
Xuesai Zhang, Qingrou Li, Hui Zhao, Lanping Ma, Tao Meng, Jianchang Qian, Rui Jin, Jingkang Shen, Ker Yu
The pathological presence of tissue factor (TF) in cancer cells promotes tumor-initiated thrombosis and cancer metastasis. We found that TF is aberrantly present in large percentage of aggressive triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PaC), two most lethal forms of malignancy that urgently need effective treatment. TF expression in TNBC clustered with higher levels of vimentin, basal-type keratins KRT5/14 and caveolin-1 but lower levels of luminal-type biomarkers. We developed a novel and specific anti-TF therapeutic antibody SC1, which displayed an exceedingly high potency against TF extracellular domain (EC50: 0...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680009/contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-gallbladder-cancer-and-pancreatic-cancer
#16
Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Yuki Sato, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) plays a major role in diagnosing gallbladder (GB) cancer and pancreatic cancer (PC). In cases of GB cancer, EUS allows for precise observations of morphology and wall layers. However, proficiency is required for the morphologic diagnosis of GB tumors. Therefore, contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS (CH-EUS) began to be performed to diagnose GB lesions. CH-EUS enables real-time observation of the hemodynamics of GB tumors. The enhanced patterns generated by CH-EUS improve precision in the diagnosis of such tumors...
August 9, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590306/pancreatic-stellate-cells-what-s-new
#17
Tony C Y Pang, Jeremy S Wilson, Minoti V Apte
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) play an integral role in the pathogenesis of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. With the developing knowledge of this important cell type, we are at the cusp of developing effective therapies for the above diseases based upon targeting the PSC and modulating its function. RECENT FINDINGS: The major themes of the recent PSC literature include: PSC interactions with the extracellular matrix and other stromal components; intracellular calcium physiology as drivers of mechanical interactions and necrosis; the relationship between proinflammatory, protumoural, angiogenic, and metabolic pathways in pancreatic necrosis, fibrosis, and carcinogenesis; and targeting of the stroma for antitumoural and antifibrotic effects...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567071/associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-a-surgical-technique-for-liver-resections
#18
Behnam Sanei, Saba Sheikhbahaei, Mohammad Hossein Sanei, Amin Bahreini, Hamid Reza Jafari
BACKGROUND: Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) is a novel surgical technique liver resection in traditionally nonresectable primary intrahepatic tumors or colorectal liver metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2013 to March 2014, patients with primary tumor of liver or colorectal tumors with liver metastasis were selected to evaluate whether they met the initial criteria for ALPPS procedure. RESULTS: Nine patients enrolled in the study with primary diagnoses of colon and rectosigmoid cancer, carcinoid tumor, gastrointestinal stromal tumor of small intestine, hepatocellular carcinoma, and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET)...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538690/dysregulation-of-mirna-expression-in-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-cafs-and-its-consequences-on-the-tumor-microenvironment
#19
REVIEW
Maren Schoepp, Anda Jana Ströse, Jörg Haier
The tumor microenvironment, including cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF), has developed as an important target for understanding tumor progression, clinical prognosis and treatment responses of cancer. Cancer cells appear to transform normal fibroblasts (NF) into CAFs involving direct cell-cell communication and epigenetic regulations. This review summarizes the current understanding on miR involvement in cancer cell-tumor environment/stroma communication, transformation of NFs into CAFs, their involved targets and signaling pathways in these interactions; and clinical relevance of CAF-related miR expression profiles...
May 24, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514653/the-presence-of-interleukin-13-at-pancreatic-adm-panin-lesions-alters-macrophage-populations-and-mediates-pancreatic-tumorigenesis
#20
Geou-Yarh Liou, Ligia Bastea, Alicia Fleming, Heike Döppler, Brandy H Edenfield, David W Dawson, Lizhi Zhang, Nabeel Bardeesy, Peter Storz
The contributions of the innate immune system to the development of pancreatic cancer are still ill defined. Inflammatory macrophages can initiate metaplasia of pancreatic acinar cells to a duct-like phenotype (acinar-to-ductal metaplasia [ADM]), which then gives rise to pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) when oncogenic KRas is present. However, it remains unclear when and how this inflammatory macrophage population is replaced by tumor-promoting macrophages. Here, we demonstrate the presence of interleukin-13 (IL-13), which can convert inflammatory into Ym1+ alternatively activated macrophages, at ADM/PanIN lesions...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
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