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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203179/malignant-phyllodes-tumor-presenting-in-bone-brain-lungs-and-lymph-nodes
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Eric D Johnson, Evin Gulbahce, Joseph McNally, Saundra S Buys
INTRODUCTION: Phyllodes tumors (PTs) are rare fibroepithelial tumors of the breast which are classified as benign, borderline, or malignant. Malignant PTs account for <1% of malignant breast tumors, and borderline tumors have potential to progress to malignant tumors. Metastatic recurrences are most commonly documented in bone and lungs. We report an extremely rare presentation of recurrent malignant PTs involving the brain, lung, lymph nodes, and bone. CASE: A 66-year-old female presented with a large breast mass...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184931/elf5-in-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma-tissues-and-biological-behavior-in-ovarian-carcinoma-cells
#2
Hongchao Yan, Linglin Qiu, Xiaolei Xie, He Yang, Yongli Liu, Xiaoman Lin, Hongxiang Huang
The expression of E74-like factor 5 (ELF5) in epithelial ovarian carcinoma tissues and its effects on biological behavior in ovarian carcinoma cells were assessed in search for a new approach for gene treatment of epithelial ovarian carcinoma. RT-PCR technology was applied to detect the expression of ELF5 mRNA in epithelial ovarian carcinoma (n=49), borderline ovarian epithelial tumor (n=19), benign ovarian epithelial tumor (n=31) and normal ovarian tissues (n=40). Then, we transfected recombinant plasmid pcDNA3...
March 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179304/imp3-expression-in-borderline-tumors-of-the-ovary
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Ahmed El-Balat, Nicole Sänger, Thomas Karn, Sven Becker, Uwe Holtrich, Zelal Muallem, Ruza Arsenic
BACKGROUND/AIM: Borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) have a less aggressive behavior than invasive epithelial ovarian tumors. Still some patients relapse or succumb to disease. Molecular markers that reliably predict prognosis are lacking. Insulin-like growth factor II mRNA-binding protein (IMP3) has been suggested as a prognostic marker in colorectal, hepatocellular, and ovarian clear-cell carcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the expression of IMP3 by immunohistochemistry in a cohort of 140 BOT and its association with histopathological features...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174234/ct-perfusion-as-an-early-biomarker-of-treatment-efficacy-in-advanced-ovarian-cancer-an-acrin-and-gog-study
#4
Chaan Ng, Zheng Zhang, Susanna I Lee, Helga S Marques, Kyle Burgers, Feng Su, Joseph Bauza, Robert S Mannel, Joan Walker, Warner K Huh, Stephen C Rubin, Paul DiSilvestro, Lainie P Martin, John K Chan, Michael A Bookman, Robert L Coleman, Ting-Yim Lee
PURPOSE: ACRIN 6695 was a feasibility study investigating whether CT perfusion (CTP) biomarkers are associated with progression-free survival at 6 months (PFS-6) in patients with advanced ovarian cancer who were treated with carboplatin and either dose-dense (weekly) or conventional (3-weekly) paclitaxel, with optional bevacizumab in the prospective phase III GOG-0262 trial. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: ACRIN 6695 recruited participants with residual disease after primary cytoreductive surgery or planned interval cytoreduction following neoadjuvant therapy, to undergo CTP studies before (T0), 3-weeks (T1) and 4-weeks (T2) after chemotherapy initiation...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166073/ovarian-tumors-pattern-of-histomorphological-types-a-10-years-study-in-a-tertiary-referral-center-and-review-of-literature
#5
A Ghosh, D Ghartimagar, S Thapa, B Sathian, R Narasimhan, O P Talwar
Background Ovarian cancer accounts for 6% of all cancers in females. Among cancers of female genital tract, the incidence of ovarian cancers ranks below only carcinoma of the cervix and the endometrium. Objective To find the frequency of different types of histomorphological types and their association with age, side and size distribution. Method This study is a hospital based retrospective study carried out in the Department of Pathology, Manipal Teaching Hospital over a time period from Jan. 2006 to Sep. 2015...
April 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160193/correlation-between-tumor-mesothelin-expression-and-serum-mesothelin-in-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma-a-potential-noninvasive-biomarker-for-mesothelin-targeted-therapy
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Tatsuya Hanaoka, Kosei Hasegawa, Tomomi Kato, Sho Sato, Akira Kurosaki, Akiko Miyara, Shoji Nagao, Hiroyuki Seki, Masanori Yasuda, Keiichi Fujiwara
BACKGROUND: The cell surface glycoprotein mesothelin is highly expressed in several malignant diseases. Normal mesothelin expression is limited to mesothelial cells lining the pleura, peritoneum, and pericardium, making it a biomarker and an attractive target for cancer therapy. METHODS: We investigated tumor mesothelin expression and serum mesothelin levels in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer or borderline tumors. In total, 161 patients selected from a previous prospective study were analyzed for tumor mesothelin expression using immunohistochemistry and serum mesothelin expression using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
February 3, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150071/heterodimeric-interaction-between-gkn2-and-tff1-entails-synergistic-antiproliferative-and-pro-apoptotic-effects-on-gastric-cancer-cells
#7
Olga Kim, Jung Hwan Yoon, Won Suk Choi, Hassan Ashktorab, Duane T Smoot, Suk Woo Nam, Jung Young Lee, Won Sang Park
BACKGROUND: GKN2 and TFF1 form a heterodimer that is only generated in the mucus-secreting cells of the normal stomach. The formation of this heterodimer is frequently disrupted in gastric cancer. However, the precise roles of GKN2 alone and in the heterodimer with TFF1 as well as the contributions of GKN2 and the heterodimer to gastric carcinogenesis are poorly understood. METHODS: Cell viability, proliferation, and apoptosis were analyzed in AGS, MKN1, MKN28, and MKN45 gastric cancer cells transfected with GKN2 and/or TFF1 using MTT, BrdU incorporation, and apoptosis assays, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144084/should-every-patient-with-pancreatic-cancer-receive-perioperative-neoadjuvant-therapy
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Ulrich Nitsche, Bo Kong, Alexander Balmert, Helmut Friess, Jörg Kleeff
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is a highly aggressive disease, and medical as well as surgical therapeutic options are limited. This article reviews stage dependent treatment options, with a special focus on the current controversy of perioperative treatment regimens in initially borderline resectable or locally advanced patients. Neoadjuvant treatment can potentially increase the rate of complete tumor resection and may be more effective than adjuvant systemic therapy. Further, in the case of disease progression during or after neoadjuvant therapy, patients can be spared extensive surgery...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138412/mucinous-borderline-ovarian-tumor-a-case-report-with-diagnostic-insights-on-ultrasound-findings
#9
Anna Szymańska-Dubowik, Marcin Śniadecki, Agnieszka Bianek-Bodzak, Marcin Liro, Edyta Szurowska
Borderline ovarian tumors represent about 10% of all epithelial ovarian cancers, but in contrast to epithelial ovarian cancers, they constitute a group of tumors with a much better prognosis. An assessment of clinical presentation, physical examination, radiological and biochemical findings is necessary to tailor management strategies for patients with ovarian tumors. The article, which is based on a case report, describes different approaches for preoperative diagnosis as well as discusses approaches that might bring some insights on tumor histology...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134673/tolerability-and-long-term-outcomes-of-dose-painted-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-to-regions-of-vessel-involvement-in-borderline-or-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Jennifer Y Wo, Andrzej Niemierko, David P Ryan, Lawrence S Blaszkowsky, Jeffrey W Clark, Eunice L Kwak, Keith D Lillemoe, Lorraine N Drapek, Andrew X Zhu, Jill N Allen, Jason E Faris, Janet E Murphy, Ryan Nipp, Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo, Cristina R Ferrone, Theodore S Hong
PURPOSE: We reviewed our experience involving patients with borderline resectable or locally advanced pancreatic cancer, treated with the dose-painted (DP) boost technique to regions of vessel involvement which preclude upfront surgical resection. We evaluated patient outcomes with respect to tolerability and treatment outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 99 patients with borderline resectable (n=25) or locally advanced pancreatic cancer (n=74) treated with DP-neoadjuvant chemoradiation from 2010 to 2015...
January 27, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133195/-a-case-of-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-responding-to-preoperative-gem-plus-nab-ptx-combination-chemotherapy
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Takuya Fujimoto, Tomio Ueno, Kazuhiko Sakamoto, Satoshi Matsukuma, Hiroto Matsui, Yoshitaro Shindo, Yukio Tokumitsu, Shinsuke Kanekiyo, Michihisa Iida, Yoshihiro Tokuhisa, Nobuaki Suzuki, Shigeru Takeda, Shigefumi Yoshino, Shoichi Hazama, Hiroaki Nagano
We report a case of borderline resectable(BR)pancreatic cancer, which was eligible for R0 resection following preoperative chemotherapy with GEM plus nab-PTX. A 77-year-old woman presented with brown urine and clay-colored stool. After further examination, she was diagnosed with obstructive jaundice due to pancreatic head cancer. Because the tumor was in contact with the region attached to the SMA nerve plexus, she was also diagnosed with BR-A pancreatic cancer. After 6 courses of preoperative GEM plus nab-PTX combination chemotherapy, she underwent subtotal stomach-preservingpancreaticoduodenectomy with SMV resection and right semicircular SMA nerve plexus dissection...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133191/-a-case-of-successful-stomach-preserving-pancreaticoduodenectomy-with-celiac-artery-resection-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-with-hepatic-arterial-variation
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Yukie Kyakumoto, Masamichi Mizuma, Tomoya Abe, Tatsuyuki Takadate, Koji Fukase, Hideo Otsuka, Naoaki Sakata, Kei Nakagawa, Takanori Morikawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Takeshi Naitoh, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Atsushi Kanno, Tooru Shimosegawa, Michiaki Unno
Here we report a case of successful stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy with celiac artery resection for pancreatic cancer with hepatic arterial variation. A 70-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for examination and treatment of pancreatic cancer. A CT scan showed a tumor with suspected portal vein invasion at the body and head of the pancreas, in contact with the common hepatic artery and the splenic artery with 360°involvement. Contact with the celiac artery and left gastric artery was less than1 80°...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133097/-a-study-of-gemctabine-plus-nab-paclitaxel-therapy-for-advanced-local-progressive-pancreatic-cancer
#13
Yutaka Itoh, Hiroyuki Saito, Shunsuke Yamagishi, Yuki Suematsu, Miyuki Takahashi, Mao Nakayama, Michiko Fukabori, Akihiko Morita, Kazuhiko Wakabayashi
We studied the significance of gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel(GnP)therapy for locally progressive pancreatic cancer. We enrolled 10 patients with local progression without distant metastasis. We used GnP therapy for the ablative borderline resectable(BR)and unresectable(UR)cases based on images that followed NCCN pancreatic cancer treatment guidelines. In 1 case of resectable(R)pancreatic cancer, the tumor was located in the pancreas body but we determined that surgery was impossible because of the underlying disease detected on imaging analysis...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133093/-long-term-survival-after-locally-advanced-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-treated-with-multidisciplinary-therapy-a-case-report
#14
Goro Ueno, Daisaku Yamada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Goto, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
A 60-year-old man visited a hospital with concerns about his physical health, including weight loss, thirst, and polyuria. He was diagnosed with acute onset of diabetes, and a pancreatic head tumor was observed on imaging studies. Computed tomography(CT)indicated that the tumor infiltrated the surrounding major vessels, portal vein(PV, 360 degrees), and superior mesenteric artery(SMA, <180 degrees). Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration(EUS-FNA)was performed, and he was diagnosed with a borderline resectable(BR)clinical Stage IV a pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131526/role-of-hysterectomy-and-lymphadenectomy-in-the-management-of-early-stage-borderline-ovarian-tumors
#15
Koji Matsuo, Hiroko Machida, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Brendan H Grubbs, Lynda D Roman, Anil K Sood, David M Gershenson
OBJECTIVE: To examine survival of women with stage T1 borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) stratified by hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy status at surgery. METHODS: This is a retrospective study examining The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program to identify surgically-treated stage T1 BOTs between 1988 and 2003 (n=4943). Association of surgery patterns and cause-specific survival (CSS) was examined in multivariable analysis. RESULTS: Mean age was 48...
January 26, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130560/the-reconstruction-choice-for-giant-phyllodes-tumor-of-breast-bi-pedicled-deep-inferior-epigastric-perforator-flap
#16
Chien-Liang Fang, Chin-Hao Hsu, Chin-Wen Tu
BACKGROUND: Phyllodes tumors of the breast are the rarest of all breast neoplasms. Giant phyllodes tumors (>10 cm) of the breast have been less discussed in the literature. Reconstruction of the large defect created after wide excision (safety margin >1 cm) is a challenge in these patients. We present one technique using a bi-pedicled deep inferior epigastric perforator flap for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction for giant phyllodes tumors. METHODS AND RESULTS: We treated three patients with giant phyllodes tumors between 2013 and 2016...
January 27, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121628/combined-evaluation-of-the-fas-cell-surface-death-receptor-and-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-in-breast-cancer
#17
Erik J Blok, Jitske van den Bulk, N Geeske Dekker-Ensink, Remco Derr, Corné Kanters, Esther Bastiaannet, Judith R Kroep, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Peter J K Kuppen
Multiple studies showed the prognostic capacities of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), but not in other subtypes. We evaluated tumor expression of FAS, a key receptor in T-cell mediated apoptosis, as possible explanation for this differential prognostic value of TILs. Furthermore, we evaluated the prognostic relevance of FAS, both as an independent biomarker and in relation to CD8-positive T-cell presence. The study cohort consisted of 667 breast cancer patients treated in the LUMC between 1997 and 2009...
January 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120491/ephb3-protein-is-associated-with-histological-grade-and-figo-stage-in-ovarian-serous-carcinomas
#18
Weiwei Gao, Qin Zhang, Yan Wang, Jiandong Wang, Shu Zhang
Eph (Erythropoietin-producing human hepatocellular carcinoma cell) is the largest subfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases. Eph receptors and their ephrin ligands are involved in embryonic development and physiological processes. Aberrant expression of Eph/ephrin may contribute to a variety of diseases including cancer. EphB3 is a member of Eph receptors and has been found to play roles in carcinogenesis of some types of human cancer. But, its expression and clinical significance in ovarian serous carcinoma have not been well investigated and are unknown...
February 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114238/classification-of-ovarian-cancer-surgery-facilitates-treatment-decisions-in-a-gynecological-multidisciplinary-team
#19
Signe Frahm Bjørn, Tine Henrichsen Schnack, Henrik Lajer, Ib Jarle Christensen, Lene Lundvall, Lotte Nedergaard Thomsen, Claus Høgdall
OBJECTIVE: Proper planning of intervention and care of ovarian cancer surgery is of outmost importance and involves a wide range of personnel at the departments involved. The aim of this study is to evaluate the introduction of an ovarian surgery classification (COVA) system for facilitating multidisciplinary team (MDT) decisions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred eighteen women diagnosed with ovarian cancers (n = 351) or borderline tumors (n = 66) were selected for primary debulking surgery from January 2008 to July 2013...
February 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114226/predictive-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-vascular-invasion-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-before-liver-transplantation
#20
Chun-Yi Lin, Chiung-Wei Liao, Lu-Yen Chu, Kuo-Yang Yen, Long-Bin Jeng, Cheng-Nan Hsu, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
BACKGROUND: Positron emission tomography-computed tomography using F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG PET/CT) has been widely used in oncology. Vascular invasion of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with a high risk of tumor recurrence and low survival rates after liver transplantation (LT). This retrospective study determined the predictive value of F-FDG PET/CT for vascular invasion in patients with HCC before LT. METHODS: Sixty-five patients with HCC who underwent F-FDG PET/CT before LT were retrospectively included between January 2010 and July 2012...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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