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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719890/effect-of-neoadjuvant-nab-paclitaxel-plus-gemcitabine-therapy-on-overall-survival-in-patients-with-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-a-prospective-multicenter-phase-ii-trial-nac-ga-trial
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Ken-Ichi Okada, Toshio Shimokawa, Seiko Hirono, Manabu Kawai, Masayuki Sho, Sohei Satoi, Ippei Matsumoto, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshiaki Murakami, Suguru Yamada, Mariko Doi, Hiroki Yamaue
We conducted a prospective multicenter phase II trial of patients with borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma to investigate the efficacy of neoadjuvant nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine therapy on overall survival (OS). The clinical trial primarily evaluated OS time from the first day of protocol therapy as a primary endpoint. The secondary endpoints were recurrence-free survival from the first day of protocol therapy, safety of the protocol therapy (adverse effect), morbidity based on the Clavien Dindo classification of more than III, response rate, preoperative/postoperative tumor marker (CA 19-9, CEA), rate of normalization, reduction rate of the maximum standardized uptake value on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (limited to institutions where positron emission tomography-computed tomography was available), chemotherapeutic effect grade based on Evans' classification, resection rate, R0 resection rate, surgical data (operative time, blood loss, transfusion, postoperative hospital day), overall morbidity rates (reoperation, rate of readmission, mortality), patient rate in postoperative adjuvant therapy (entry rate, completion rate), dose intensity, quality of life regarding fatigue and malaise assessed by the questionnaire of FACIT-F (Japanese version), and peripheral sensory neuropathy assessed by the questionnaire of the FACT/GOG-NTX subscale (version 4; Japanese version)...
July 19, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712925/borderline-er-positive-primary-breast-cancer-gains-no-significant-survival-benefit-from-endocrine-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Tong Chen, Ning Zhang, Meena S Moran, Peng Su, Bruce G Haffty, Qifeng Yang
Endocrine responsiveness of primary breast cancers with borderline estrogen receptor expression (ER(+) [1%-9%]) remains unclear. We aimed at investigating differences in endocrine responsiveness, prognosis, and clinicopathological characteristics between the ER(+) (1%-9%) cohort and the ER(-) cohort or ER(+) (≥10%) cohort. Eligible literature published from inception to November 20, 2016 was retrieved from the PubMed database on the basis of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708232/primary-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-with-a-good-response-to-chemotherapy-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Milan Radojkovic, Dragana Ilic, Ivan Ilic
PURPOSE: Although pancreatic cancer is a common malignancy, signet ring cell carcinoma of the pancreas is a very rare histologic type with only 6 cases reported so far. We present a patient with primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the pancreas and a good response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. CASE REPORT: A 67-year-old woman presented at a regional hospital with a 2-week history of painless progressive jaundice. Abdominal computed tomography showed a tumor in the head of the pancreas, 4...
July 5, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707997/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-large-vestibular-schwannomas-greater-than-3-cm-in-diameter
#4
Cheng-Wei Huang, Hsien-Tang Tu, Chun-Yi Chuang, Cheng-Siu Chang, Hsi-Hsien Chou, Ming-Tsung Lee, Chuan-Fu Huang
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an important alternative management option for patients with small- and medium-sized vestibular schwannomas (VSs). Its use in the treatment of large tumors, however, is still being debated. The authors reviewed their recent experience to assess the potential role of SRS in larger-sized VSs. METHODS Between 2000 and 2014, 35 patients with large VSs, defined as having both a single dimension > 3 cm and a volume > 10 cm(3), underwent Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706445/histone-demethylase-kdm2b-upregulates-histone-methyltransferase-ezh2-expression-and-contributes-to-the-progression-of-ovarian-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#5
Yan Kuang, Fangfang Lu, Jianfeng Guo, Hong Xu, Qi Wang, Chaohuan Xu, Longjia Zeng, Suyi Yi
Aberrant histone methylation contributes to the progression and development of many tumors. Histone methylation is a dynamic process regulated by both histone demethylase and histone methyltransferase, which ultimately alters the levels of gene transcription. However, the relationship between histone demethylase and histone methyltransferase, as well as their regulatory mechanisms in ovarian cancer development, is still unclear. Lysine-specific demethylase 2B (KDM2B) is a key demethylase of H3K36me3 and H3K4me3 that regulates gene expression and plays a role in tumorigenesis via epigenetic mechanisms...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706410/coexisting-brenner-tumor-and-endometrial-carcinoma
#6
Mitakshara Sharma, Babita Khangar, Varuna Mallya, Nita Khurana, Sangeeta Gupta
Brenner tumor is a rare ovarian neoplasm that is seen in women of the fifth to sixth decade. Classified as benign, borderline, and malignant, these tumors may be associated with estrogen production, thus altering the estrogen-progesterone ratio. High estrogen stimulates the endometrium and this is responsible for producing various pathologies, namely, hyperplasia, atypia, and carcinoma. Very few case reports have been published highlighting the same. A case report is being presented here of a coexisting Brenner tumor and well-differentiated endometrial carcinoma in a 55-year-old nulliparous postmenopausal woman...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705004/multimodality-management-of-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#7
Laura R Prakash, Matthew H G Katz
Patients with borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma have primary tumors within the pancreas that involve the mesenteric vasculature to a limited degree. Their tumors are nonetheless at high-risk for a microscopically positive surgical resection margin and/or early treatment failure when pancreatectomy is performed de novo. The optimal treatment strategy for these patients has not been established; however, relatively favorable outcomes can be achieved with systemic chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT) prior to intended resection...
June 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700429/mucosal-proliferations-in-completely-examined-fallopian-tubes-accompanying-ovarian-low-grade-serous-tumors-neoplastic-precursor-lesions-or-normal-variants-of-benign-mucosa
#8
Rebecca J Wolsky, Matt A Price, Charles J Zaloudek, Joseph T Rabban
Malignant transformation of the fallopian tube mucosa, followed by exfoliation of malignant cells onto ovarian and/or peritoneal surfaces, has been implicated as the origin of most pelvic high-grade serous carcinoma. Whether a parallel pathway exists for pelvic low-grade serous tumors [ovarian serous borderline tumor (SBT) and low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC)] remains to be fully elucidated. The literature is challenging to interpret due to variation in the diagnostic criteria and terminology for cytologically low-grade proliferations of the fallopian tube mucosa, as well as variation in fallopian tube specimen sampling...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700421/atypical-proliferative-borderline-serous-tumor-in-the-brain-a-case-report
#9
Deyin Xing, Erik G Jenson, Christopher A Zwick, Fausto J Rodriguez, Robert J Kurman
A 59-year-old woman with a remote history of invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast was found on a follow-up computed tomography scan of her brain to have a 1-cm lesion in the right frontal lobe in 2008. In the ensuing years, before her current admission, multiple imaging studies of the brain revealed that the lesion was stable and it was, therefore, interpreted as a small area of encephalomalacia related to a thrombosed cortical vein, a cavernoma, or treated metastatic breast cancer. In 2013, the patient underwent a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for ovarian tumors that were diagnosed as bilateral serous cystadenofibromas...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693233/pre-operative-evaluation-of-circulating-kl-6-levels-as-a-biomarker-for-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma-and-its-correlation-with-tumor-muc1-expression
#10
Sho Sato, Tomomi Kato, Kenji Abe, Tatsuya Hanaoka, Yuri Yano, Akira Kurosaki, Masanori Yasuda, Tetsuo Sekino, Keiichi Fujiwara, Kosei Hasegawa
Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6), a mucinous sialylated sugar chain on human mucin-1 glycoprotein (MUC1), is a diagnostic marker for interstitial lung diseases. Furthermore, elevated serum KL-6 levels have been observed in certain malignant tumor types of epithelial origin. The expression of MUC1 has been observed in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and is considered a potential therapeutic target. In the present study, KL-6 serum levels were investigated in patients clinically suspected of having malignant ovarian tumors...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689208/staging-with-unilateral-salpingo-oophorectomy-and-expert-pathological-review-result-in-no-recurrences-in-a-series-of-81-intestinal-type-mucinous-borderline-ovarian-tumors
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Kobe Dewilde, Philippe Moerman, Karin Leunen, Frederic Amant, Patrick Neven, Ignace Vergote
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies suggest that mucinous borderline ovarian tumors (MBOTs) belong to a high-risk group that is more likely to develop an invasive recurrence. The objective is to determine these risk factors. METHODS: A monocentric retrospective review of all consecutive patients with intestinal-type MBOT diagnosed between 1993 and 2013. All tumors were evaluated by one pathologist without knowledge of clinical outcome. Extensive surgical staging and pathological tumor sampling (1 block/cm diameter in tumors <10 cm and 2 blocks/cm diameter in tumors >10 cm) were performed in all cases...
July 8, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689011/coexistence-of-ductal-carcinoma-within-mammary-phyllodes-tumor-a-review-of-557-cases-from-a-20-year-region-wide-database-in-hong-kong-and-southern-china
#12
Michael Co, Gary M Tse, Clement Chen, Jiannan Wei, Ava Kwong
INTRODUCTION: Phyllodes tumor (PT) is an uncommon fibroepithelial tumor of the breast showing predominately proliferation of the stromal component. The presence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or invasive ductal carcinoma is rare, with only a few cases reported in the literature. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database was performed. Patients who were treated for PT in 5 hospitals in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China over a period of 20 years (1997-2016) were evaluated...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688536/fibroepithelial-lesions-the-who-spectrum
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REVIEW
Gregor Krings, Gregory R Bean, Yunn-Yi Chen
Fibroepithelial lesions of the breast comprise a morphologically and biologically heterogeneous group of biphasic tumors with epithelial and stromal components that demonstrate widely variable clinical behavior. Fibroadenomas are common benign tumors with a number of histologic variants, most of which pose no diagnostic challenge. Cellular and juvenile fibroadenomas can have overlapping features with phyllodes tumors and should be recognized. Phyllodes tumors constitute a spectrum of lesions with varying clinical behavior and are graded as benign, borderline or malignant based on a set of histologic features according to recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO)...
May 28, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685356/is-pancreatic-head-cancer-with-portal-venous-involvement-really-borderline-resectable-appraisal-of-an-upfront-surgery-series
#14
Katsuhisa Ohgi, Yusuke Yamamoto, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Takaaki Ito, Ryo Ashida, Takeshi Aramaki, Katsuhiko Uesaka
BACKGROUND: It remains controversial whether the degree of venous involvement really is associated with borderline resectability of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: A single-center retrospective review of patients who underwent upfront pancreaticoduodenectomy for T3 pancreatic cancer without arterial involvement was performed. The patients were classified as having resectable tumors without venous contact (R group), resectable tumors with venous contact of 180° or less (R-PV group), and borderline resectable tumors with venous contact greater than 180° (BR-PV group)...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678745/thoracic-radiation-induced-pleural-effusion-and-risk-factors-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
#15
Jing Zhao, Regina M Day, Jian-Yue Jin, Leslie Quint, Hadyn Williams, Catherine Ferguson, Li Yan, Maurice King, Ahmad Albsheer, Martha Matuszak, Feng-Ming Spring Kong
The risk factors and potential practice implications of radiation-induced pleural effusion (RIPE) are undefined. This study examined lung cancer patients treated with thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) having follow-up computed tomography (CT) or 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT. Increased volumes of pleural effusion after TRT without evidence of tumor progression was considered RIPE. Parameters of lung dose-volume histogram including percent volumes irradiated with 5-55 Gy (V5-V55) and mean lung dose (MLD) were analyzed by receiver operating characteristic analysis...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664411/-the-2016-update-of-the-s3-guideline-for-malignant-tumours-of-the-ovary-role-of-pathology-in-diagnosis-therapy-and-clinical-management-of-epithelial-tumours
#16
A Staebler, D Mayr
Tumor stage, residual postoperative tumor, histological type and grading are considered among the main prognostic parameters in the consensus-based recommendations in the new S3 guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and clinical follow-up of malignant tumours of the ovary. Based on the 2014 update of the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Female Reproductive Organs this article summarizes the most significant changes. For example now the same TNM and FIGO classification applies for tumours of the ovary, peritoneum or fallopian tube...
July 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648937/the-correlation-of-the-standard-5-probe-fish-assay-with-melanocytic-tumors-of-uncertain-malignant-potential
#17
Aaron Muhlbauer, Shabnam Momtahen, Martin C Mihm, James Wang, Cynthia M Magro
BACKGROUND: FISH has recently emerged as a technique to better assess the malignant potential of histologically ambiguous melanocytic lesions. However, the usefulness of FISH has not been conclusively established. The purpose of this study was to further explore the diagnostic value of FISH in distinguishing the borderline melanocytic tumor (BMT) from melanoma. METHOD: 73 cases with BMT were analyzed retrospectively from a dermatopathology database between 2010-2015...
June 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646282/surgery-for-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#18
REVIEW
R Vera, L Díez, E Martín Pérez, J C Plaza, A Sanjuanbenito, A Carrato
Surgical resection is the only potentially curative option in the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Preoperative radiological imaging allows to rule out the presence of metastases. Three resectability categories are established based on the radiological findings depending on the degree of contact between the tumor and the blood vessels. Histological confirmation of malignancy is only required in cases of borderline or non-resectable tumors, prior to neoadjuvant treatment initiation. Diagnostic laparoscopy is recommended in the presence of large tumors of the body or tail and in borderline tumors to explore the possibility of resection and to apply treatment with curative intent, as well as in those cases with high level of biomarkers to rule out peritoneal involvement...
June 23, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639280/mutational-profiles-of-brenner-tumors-show-distinctive-features-uncoupling-urothelial-carcinomas-and-ovarian-carcinoma-with-transitional-cell-histology
#19
Nicole Pfarr, Silvia Darb-Esfahani, Jonas Leichsenring, Eliane Taube, Melanie Boxberg, Ioana Braicu, Moritz Jesinghaus, Roland Penzel, Volker Endris, Aurelia Noske, Wilko Weichert, Peter Schirmacher, Carsten Denkert, Albrecht Stenzinger
Brenner tumors (BT) are rare ovarian tumors encompassing benign, borderline and malignant variants. While the histopathology of BTs and their clinical course is well described, little is known about the underlying genetic defects. We employed targeted next generation sequencing to analyze the mutational landscape in a cohort of 23 BT cases (17 benign, 2 borderline, 4 malignant) and 3 ovarian carcinomas with transitional cell histology (TCC). Copy number variations (CNV) were validated by fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) and quantitative PCR-based copy number assays...
June 22, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638216/role-of-surgery-in-pancreatic-cancer
#20
EDITORIAL
Trond A Buanes
Treatment of pancreatic cancer is multimodal and surgery is an essential part, mandatory for curative potential. Also chemotherapy is essential, and serious postoperative complications or rapid disease progression may preclude completion of multimodal treatment. The sequence of treatment interventions has therefore become an important concern, and numerous ongoing randomized controlled trials compare clinical outcome after upfront surgery and neoadjuvant treatment with subsequent resection. In previous years, borderline resectable and locally advanced pancreatic cancer was most often considered unresectable...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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