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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221311/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-in-a-patient-with-carcinoid-tumor-located-at-the-orifice-of-the-right-lower-lobe
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Semih Halezeroğlu
We present here a 47-year old male patient who had a typical carcinoid tumor located at the orifice of right lower lobe bronchus underwent uniportal thoracoscopic lower lobectomy following bronchoscopic removal of the endobronchial tumor. Tumor was seen by bronchoscopy to protrude out from the lower lobe into the intermediary bronchus obstructing the lower lobe completely and the middle lob partially. However, the origin of the endobronchial tumor was in the distal part of the lower lobe bronchus. In this case, open surgery could be an alternative to save the middle lobe by incising the lower lobe bronchus to pull out the endobronchial tumor first during thoracotomy...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218825/in-vivo-evidence-supporting-a-metastasis-suppressor-role-for-stard13-dlc2-in-erbb2-neu-oncogene-induced-mouse-mammary-tumours
#2
Pratima Basak, Heather Leslie, Rachelle L Dillon, William J Muller, Afshin Raouf, Michael Ra Mowat
Overexpression of dominant oncogenes and the loss of tumor suppressor genes are basic genetic events in the acquisition of the malignant phenotype. The erb-b2 receptor tyrosine kinase 2 (ERBB-2) proto-oncogene is overexpressed in 20-30% of human breast cancers. The StAR related lipid transfer domain containing 13 gene (STARD13), also known as Deleted in Liver Cancer-2 (DLC-2), maps to chromosome band 13q12.3 and is frequently downregulated in human cancers, including 72% of breast cancers. It encodes a RhoGAP protein with sterile α motif (SAM) and StAR-related lipid transfer (START) domains...
December 8, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212220/a-new-staging-system-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-based-on-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-imrt
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Min Kang, Pingting Zhou, Jianxiong Long, Guisheng Li, Haolin Yan, Guosheng Feng, Meilian Liu, Jinxian Zhu, Rensheng Wang
Objective: This study is to establish a new staging system for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) based on the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Methods: Totally 492 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma were included in this study. These patients were diagnosed by pathological detection (without distant metastasis) and underwent the initial treatment of IMRT. These patients were subjected to the staging with the International Union against Cancer/American Joint Committee on Cancer (UICC/AJCC) staging system...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209432/epigenetic-modifications-of-the-vgf-gene-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-tissues-pave-the-way-towards-enhanced-expression
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Sebastian Marwitz, Lena Heinbockel, Swetlana Scheufele, Dörte Nitschkowski, Christian Kugler, Sven Perner, Martin Reck, Ole Ammerpohl, Torsten Goldmann
Hwang et al. recently showed that VGF substantially contributes to the resistance of human lung cancer cells towards epidermal growth factor receptor kinase inhibitors. This was further linked to enhanced epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Here, we demonstrate that VGF is epigenetically modified in non-small cell lung cancer tissues compared to corresponding tumor-free lung tissues from the same donors by using methylome bead chip analyses. These epigenetic modifications trigger an increased transcription of the VGF gene within the tumors, which then leads to an increased expression of the protein, facilitating epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and the resistance to kinase inhibitors...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207647/response-to-transarterial-chemoembolization-may-serve-as-selection-criteria-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-liver-transplantation
#5
Jianyong Lei, Jinjing Zhong, Yefang Luo, Lunan Yan, Jinqiang Zhu, Wentao Wang, Bo Li, Tianfu Wen, Jiaying Yang
Aims: This study sought to extend the inclusion criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) liver transplantation (LT), particularly addressing the safety and effectiveness of pre-LT transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). Materials and Methods: Our study included 115 patients with HCC who underwent LT after TACE. The response measured after each TACE session was based on the mRECIST criteria: complete response (CR), partial response (PR), stable disease (SD) or progressive disease (PD)...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202127/obesity-does-not-exacerbate-the-protumorigenic-systemic-environment-in-sarcoma-subjects
#6
Claire M Buchta, Shannon K Boi, Benjamin J Miller, Mohammed M Milhem, Lyse A Norian
Sarcomas are a rare but fatal tumor type that accounts for <1% of adult solid malignancies and ~15% of childhood malignancies. Although the use of immunotherapy is being actively investigated for other solid tumors, advances in immunotherapy for sarcoma patients are lacking. To better understand the systemic immune environment in sarcoma patients, we performed a detailed multiplex analysis of serum cytokines, chemokines, and protumorigenic factors from treatment-naive subjects with localized, high-grade sarcoma...
June 1, 2017: ImmunoHorizons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200103/bcor-internal-tandem-duplication-in-high-grade-uterine-sarcomas
#7
Adrián Mariño-Enriquez, Alexandra Lauria, Joanna Przybyl, Tony L Ng, Magdalena Kowalewska, Maria Debiec-Rychter, Raji Ganesan, Vaiyapuri Sumathi, Suzanne George, W Glenn McCluggage, Marisa R Nucci, Cheng-Han Lee, Jonathan A Fletcher
Endometrial stromal sarcomas (ESSs) are mesenchymal uterine tumors characterized by recurrent genetic events, most commonly chromosomal rearrangements, that create oncogenic gene fusions. High-grade endometrial stromal sarcomas (HG-ESSs), as defined in the 2014 World Health Organization Classification, typically contain oncogenic YWHAE-NUTM2 fusions; however, although not well characterized, there are tumors morphologically overlapping with HG-ESS that do not contain the YWHAE-NUTM2 fusions. These fusions are also found in certain pediatric primitive sarcomas, including clear cell sarcoma of the kidney and soft tissue undifferentiated round cell sarcoma of infancy...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197396/new-laparoscopic-procedure-for-left-sided-pancreatic-cancer-artery-first-approach-laparoscopic-ramps-using-3d-technique
#8
Michihiro Yamamoto, Masazumi Zaima, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Hideki Harada, Junichiro Kawamura, Masahiro Yamada, Tekefumi Yazawa, Junya Kawasoe
BACKGROUND: For left-sided pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS) is a reasonable surgical approach for tumor-free margin resection and systemic lymph node clearance. In pancreaticoduodenectomy for PDAC, the superior mesenteric artery (SMA)-first approach (or the "artery-first approach") has become the standard procedure. With improvements in laparoscopic instruments and techniques, some surgeons attempted to apply laparoscopic RAMPS (L-RAMPS) for carefully selected patients with left-sided PDAC...
December 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185399/negative-predictive-value-of-ultrasound-in-predicting-tumor-free-margins-in-specimen-sonography
#9
Saira Naz, Saima Hafeez, Zainab Hussain, Kiran Hilal
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the success of ultrasound in post-excision specimen visualization, and negative predictive value of ultrasound for estimation of tumor-free margins using histopathology as the gold standard. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, from May 2010 till January 2013. METHODOLOGY: Sonography of all breast nodules was done before and after exicision by two female radiologists with at least five years clinical experience...
December 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185200/the-mthfr-polymorphism-affect-the-susceptibility-of-hcc-and-the-prognosis-of-hcc-liver-transplantation
#10
C Wang, H Xie, D Lu, Q Ling, P Jin, H Li, R Zhuang, X Xu, S Zheng
BACKGROUND: Methylenetetrahyfrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is the key enzyme for one carbon and folate metabolism. Previous studies have drawn different conclusions about the relationship between the mutation of MTHFR and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occurrence. MTHFR polymorphisms' influence on liver transplantation for HCC recurrence has yet not been reported. Aim of this study was to clarify the impact of MTHFR polymorphism on hepatocarcinogenesis and the prognosis of liver transplant recipient with HCC...
November 28, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184912/liver-transplantation-from-donors-with-a-history-of-malignancy-a-single-center-experience
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Tamas Benkö, Dieter P Hoyer, Fuat H Saner, Jürgen W Treckmann, Andreas Paul, Sonia Radunz
Background: The demand for transplantable organs exceeds donor organ supply. Transplantation of organs from donors with a history of malignancy remains controversial and the transmission of cancer in liver transplant recipients has not been sufficiently examined. Methods: From 2002 until 2017, 83 livers from donors with a history of malignancy were transplanted at the University Hospital Essen, Germany. Donor and recipient data, type of malignancy, tumor-free interval at organ procurement, and follow-up data were analyzed...
November 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168640/underwater-hybrid-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-in-a-rectal-polyp-a-case-report-of-a-new-application-of-underwater-endoscopy
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Joaquín Rodríguez Sánchez, Margarita Úbeda Muñoz, Eva de la Santa Belda, Pilar Olivencia Palomar, José Olmedo Camacho
BACKGROUND: Hybrid endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been described as an alternative to traditional ESD. This technique is less time consuming, but the en bloc resection rate is lower than in ESD. Similar to endoscopic mucosal resection, the underwater technique could improve preliminary disadvantages of hybrid ESD. CASE REPORT: We attempted a mixture resection technique of Hybrid ESD with underwater endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). Using this approach, an underwater hybrid ESD was successfully performed without adverse events on a 71 year old woman with a 20 mm adenoma...
November 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163832/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-surgery-versus-upfront-surgery-in-non-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#13
Xiao-Nan Zhang, Lei Huang
Background: The favorable effect of postoperative chemotherapy on long-term survival has been well acknowledged in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), while the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) remains obscure. This meta-analysis enrolling high-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aimed at comparing NAC followed by surgery with upfront surgery (US) in efficacy and safety among non-metastatic NSCLC patients. Materials and Methods: Relevant literatures were searched systematically from MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151798/how-to-deal-with-penile-carcinoma-inguinal-metastases-invading-femoral-vessels
#14
Marius Fodor, Bogdan Petrut, Lucian Fodor
Penile cancer accounts for 1-10% of men neoplastic diseases and 30-60% of patients have inguinal metastases at the time of diagnosis. Inguinal metastases of penile cancer with femoral vessel involvement could lead to vascular fistula and hemorrhagic shock. We present 3 consecutive patients with inguinal metastases of penile cancer complicated by infection and hemorrhage from femoral vessels invaded by the tumor. Simultaneous extra-anatomical axillo-femoral bypass graft, wide excision of tumor and groin defect reconstruction was used to achieve "tumor-free" oncologic aim and to save the lower limb...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147626/functional-t-cells-targeting-tumor-associated-antigens-are-predictive-for-recurrence-free-survival-of-patients-with-radically-operated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Seyer Safi, Yoshikane Yamauchi, Anchana Rathinasamy, Slava Stamova, Martin Eichhorn, Arne Warth, Geraldine Rauch, Hendrik Dienemann, Hans Hoffmann, Philipp Beckhove
In this prospective study, we examined postoperative follow-up and preoperative IFN-γ T cell responses against 14 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)-associated antigens in the blood of 51 patients with NSCLC, 7 patients with benign pulmonary tumors, and 10 tumor-free patients by enzyme-linked immunospot assay. The phenotype and function of T cells specific for tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) in the blood or tumor tissue of 9 NSCLC patients were characterized in detail using TNF-α, IL-2, and IFN-γ cytokine capture assays...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145317/complete-remission-and-long-term-survival-of-a-patient-with-melanoma-metastases-treated-with-high-dose-fever-inducing-viscum-album-extract-a-case-report
#16
Paul G Werthmann, Alexander Hintze, Gunver S Kienle
INTRODUCTION: Metastatic malignant cutaneous melanoma (MCM)-a highly immunogenic cancer-typically has a poor prognosis. Viscum album extracts (VAEs) have strong immune-stimulating, apoptogenic, and cytotoxic effects. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old MCM patient with newly diagnosed lymph node metastases opted for sole VAE treatment. VAEs were initially applied subcutaneously, and then later in exceptionally high, fever-inducing doses, both intravenously and intralesionally...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142462/a-national-report-from-china-liver-transplant-registry-steroid-avoidance-after-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Qiang Wei, Feng Gao, Runzhou Zhuang, Qi Ling, Qinghong Ke, Jian Wu, Tian Shen, Mangli Zhang, Min Zhang, Xiao Xu, Shusen Zheng
Objective: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of steroid-free immunosuppression after liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: We retrospectively analyzed HCC recipients without steroids after LT (SF group, n=368) based on the China Liver Transplant Registry (CLTR) database. These recipients were matched 1:2 with patients using steroids (S group, n=736) for the same period after LT for HCC, according to propensity scores...
October 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137809/prognostic-factors-for-local-recurrence-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-a-systematic-review
#18
Nienke C Te Grootenhuis, Anne-Floor W Pouwer, Geertruida H de Bock, Harry Hollema, Johan Bulten, Ate G J van der Zee, Joanne A de Hullu, Maaike H M Oonk
BACKGROUND: In patients treated for early-stage squamous cell vulvar carcinoma local recurrence is reported in up to 40% after ten years. Knowledge on prognostic factors related to local recurrences should be helpful to select high risk patients and/or to develop strategies to prevent local recurrences. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aims to evaluate the current knowledge on the incidence of local recurrences in vulvar carcinoma related to clinicopathologic and cell biologic variables...
November 11, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137426/therapeutic-implications-of-tumor-free-margins-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Clara Backes, Henning Bier, Andreas Knopf
Objectives: The resection status is one of the most important prognostic factors for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) concerning overall survival (OS) and recurrence free interval (RFI). To assess whether therapy concepts changed depending on different resection margins and extracapsular extension, OS and RFI data were set into clinical context. Methods: All HNSCC patients who underwent head and neck surgery with/without adjuvant therapy (n=534) were selected over a ten-year period (2001-2011)...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134953/incidental-finding-of-upper-lip-warthin-tumor
#20
Marzia Petrocelli, Carolina Sbordone, Giovanni Salzano, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Francesco Maria Cassandro, Stefano Fusetti, Luigi Califano, Ettore Cassandro
AIM: This report shows an incidental finding of Warthin tumor in upper lip mucosa during hospitalization for a biting lesion of cheek mucosa MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 32-year-old male affected by a biting lesion of cheek mucosa was presented at Maxillo- Facial Unit of Federico II University. Clinical examination showed as an incidental finding a solid mass in the superficial layer of upper lip mucosa. We performed mini-invasive surgical treatment to obtain a radical excision of the cheek lesion at the same time as excision of Warthin tumor...
November 14, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
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