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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143893/the-role-of-systemic-therapy-in-resectable-gastric-and-gastro-oesophageal-junction-cancer
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Elizabeth Cartwright, David Cunningham
Approximately 20% of patients with cancer of the stomach or gastro-oesophageal junction (GOJ) present with resectable disease. Long-term outcome after surgery alone in these patients is poor, and a combined treatment approach is the standard of care. The two approaches to managing patients with cancer of the GOJ are perioperative chemotherapy or preoperative chemoradiotherapy. Based upon the most recent evidence, patients treated with a perioperative approach and deemed suitable for a triplet regimen should be considered for pre- and post-operative FLOT (5-fluorouracil [5-FU], leucovorin, oxaliplatin and docetaxel) and those suitable for a doublet regimen should be considered for a fluoropyrimidine/platinum combination such as capecitabine and oxaliplatin...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138380/-three-patients-with-gastric-cancer-who-underwent-surgery-during-ramucirumab-treatment
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Hayato Omori, Sadayuki Kawai, Rie Makuuchi, Tomoyuki Irino, Masanori Tokunaga, Yutaka Tanizawa, Etsuro Bando, Taiichi Kawamura, Hirofumi Yasui, Masanori Terashima
According to the REGARD and RAINBOW trials, ramucirumab(RAM)was introduced as second-line therapy for advanced or metastatic gastric cancer. RAM may impair wound healing due to the inhibition of angiogenesis; details on the postoperative course of patients who underwent surgery during RAM treatment remain unclear. Between 2011 and 2016, 93 patients with incurable gastric cancer were treated with RAM in our institute. Among them, 3 patients underwent surgery after RAM treatment. Case 1: A 74-year-old man with liver metastasis from gastric cancer was treated with a paclitaxel(PTX)plus RAM regimen...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138379/-a-case-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-responding-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-leading-to-a-pathological-complete-response
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Keishi Kawasaki, Dan Takeuchi, Takaaki Kaneko, Seiki Miura, Junichiro Kamiya, Yoji Miyahara, Kotaro Yoshimura, Akira Ogata
We report a 72-year-old woman who was initially diagnosed with locally advanced gastric cancer with involvement of the esophagus and pancreas. She received 3 courses of neoadjuvant chemotherapy(NAC)with docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5- fluorouracil(the DCF regimen)and achieved an excellent response. She underwent total gastrectomy with distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, and D2 lymphadenectomy. Histological examination confirmed a pathological complete response. NAC chemotherapy can down stage/down size the disease and allow some patients to undergo curative radical surgery...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137273/programmed-death-ligand-1-and-met-co-expression-is-a-poor-prognostic-factor-in-gastric-cancers-after-resection
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Mi Jung Kwon, Kab-Choong Kim, Eun Sook Nam, Seong Jin Cho, Hye-Rim Park, Soo Kee Min, Jinwon Seo, Ji-Young Choe, Hye Kyung Lee, Ho Suk Kang, Kyueng-Whan Min
Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) plays an essential protein for immune evasion, contributing to tumor development and progression. Recent studies have reported MET as an upregulator for PD-L1 overexpression through an oncogenic pathway. However, an association between PD-L1 expression with MET has not been reported in gastric cancer.The prognostic significance of PD-L1 and its association with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), microsatellite instability (MSI), and mucin phenotype remain controversial. We performed in situ hybridization for EBV-encoded RNA and immunohistochemistry in tissue microarrays for 394 gastric cancers...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135363/total-and-subtotal-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-morbidity-and-oncological-outcomes
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Stefano Olmi, Riccardo Giorgi, Stefano Piero Bernardo Cioffi, Matteo Uccelli, Roberta Villa, Francesca Ciccarese, Bruno Scotto, Giorgio Castello, Gianluca Legnani, Giovanni Cesana
BACKGROUND: A debate is still surrounding the use of laparoscopic surgery for advanced gastric cancer (AGC) related to doubts about the requirements to satisfy oncologic criteria. The aim of this study is to analyze the oncological results, the intraoperative complications, and the short- and medium-term morbidity and mortality in patients with AGC who underwent subtotal laparoscopic gastrectomy (SLG) or total laparoscopic gastrectomy (TLG) with extended lymphadenectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed medical records of patients who underwent radical gastrectomy for AGC started laparoscopically with the intent of curative surgery, between July 2007 and October 2015...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135095/does-upfront-therapy-with-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hipec-confer-a-survival-benefit-in-patients-with-synchronous-gastric-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-when-compared-with-patients-with-metachronous-gastric-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
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Nikolaos Kopanakis, Elias Efstathiou, Dimitrios Sarris, John Spiliotis
Gastric cancer (GC) remains the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide, accounting for 8% of the total cases and 10% of total deaths in 2008. Surgery remains the curative treatment option for GC and the main reason for treatment failure is peritoneal recurrence which, according to the literature, occurs in 40-60% of the cases, despite extensive surgery including D2 lymph node dissection. The hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) technique is increasingly used in the treatment of primary and digestive peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC), in association with cytoreductive surgery (CRS)...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133255/high-prevalence-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-repair-of-esophageal-atresia
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Floor W T Vergouwe, Hanneke IJsselstijn, Katharina Biermann, Nicole S Erler, René M H Wijnen, Marco J Bruno, Manon C W Spaander
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Esophageal atresia is rare, but improved surgical and intensive care techniques have increased rates of survival in children, so there are now many adults with this disorder. Many patients with esophageal atresia develop gastroesophageal reflux (GER), raising concerns about increased risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE; prevalence of 1.3%-1.6% in general population) and esophageal carcinoma. We assessed the prevalence of BE and esophageal carcinoma in this population. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 289 patients with esophageal atresia at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in The Netherlands, from May 2012 through March 2017...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131840/comparative-study-of-the-7th-and-8th-ajcc-editions-for-gastric-cancer-patients-after-curative-surgery
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Wen-Liang Fang, Kuo-Hung Huang, Ming-Huang Chen, Chien-An Liu, Yi-Ping Hung, Yee Chao, Ling-Chen Tai, Su-Shun Lo, Anna Fen-Yau Li, Chew-Wun Wu, Yi-Ming Shyr
OBJECTIVES: The classification of pathological tumor-node-metastasis (pTNM) staging of gastric cancer was revised in the 8th American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) edition. The major revision was the separation of pN3a and pN3b in the pTNM staging. The current study evaluated the prognostic impact of this change. METHODS: A total of 1,517 patients who underwent curative surgery for gastric cancer with a retrieved lymph node number ≥15 at our institution from January 1995 to December 2011 were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130228/-valuation-and-prospect-of-function-preserving-gastrectomy
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Shuchang Wang, Site Yu, Jia Xu, Gang Zhao
Preserving gastric function and improving quality of life (QOL) is the tendency of surgery for early gastric cancer. Function preserving gastrectomy (FPG) is applied to modify the extent of surgery and to achieve better quality of life at the premise of radical resection. Pylorus-preserving gastrectomy is the most favorable approach of FPG with oncological safety, which can improve nutritional status and QOL via preserving pylorus and vagal nerve. Proximal gastrectomy is widely accepted as FPG for early upper 1/3 gastric cancer...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130226/-prevention-and-treatment-of-perioperative-non-surgery-related-complications-in-elderly-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#10
Sheng Lu, Min Yan
The incidence of elderly gastric cancer patients is increasing, since the average life span is longer than ever before and the medical management is improved. Elderly patients usually have more comorbidities due to gradual loss of immunonutritional and functional status, leading to a higher rate of non-surgery-related postoperative morbidity and mortality. Along with the development of surgical and nursing technique, more and more surgeons would perform surgical procedures on elderly gastric cancer patients without hesitation...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130225/-conversion-therapy-of-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Xiangdong Cheng, Zonglei Mao
There are 30% to 40% of advanced gastric cancer patients who lose the opportunity of curative surgery at initial diagnosis, so chemotherapy is recommended as the main treatment modality, however, the overall prognosis is poor. Recently, a number of phase II( studies show an enormously ideal potential of conversion therapy in these patients. Conversion therapy uses rational chemotherapy, radiotherapy and targeted therapy and so on combined with MDT assessment to translate initial unresectable case to resectable one, which obviously prolongs survival time and improves quality of life...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130221/-development-and-progress-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-gastric-cancer-in-china-what-inspiration-we-gained-from-japan-and-korea
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Enhao Zhao, Hui Cao
The incidence of gastric cancer in East Asia is highest in the world. Level of screening and inspection in high risk population, diagnosis and treatment in early stage, standardized surgery, minimally invasive techniques and clinical research always reach the international lead. In the past few years, the surgeons and researchers from China have already made considerable progress by learning the experience from Japan and Korea. The early detection of gastric cancer increases annually, the minimally invasive surgeries including endoscopic or laparoscopic operations are widely used, the standard surgical procedure and lymphadenectomy are popularized, meanwhile the clinical research for gastric cancer has also started...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130218/-clinical-significance-and-practice-points-of-conversion-therapy-for-gastric-cancer-with-peritoneal-metastasis
#13
Zhenggang Zhu
Gastric cancer with peritoneal dissemination is usually considered to be oncologically unresectable and is known to have a very poor prognosis. Despite recent advances in systemic chemotherapy, peritoneal dissemination due to advanced gastric cancer (AGC) still remains the most life-threatening type of metastasis and recurrence, which usually causes ascites accumulation, intestinal obstruction, or hydronephrosis, and then seriously impairs the quality of life. In general, the median survival time of these cases is reported to be just only 6-9 months...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130008/a-rare-association-of-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-with-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Kavita Agrawal, Flores Alfonso
An 80-year-old male presented with dyspnea on exertion for at least two months. He also complained of progressive dysphagia and weight loss of 35 pounds over the last eight months. Initial blood tests showed hemoglobin of 6.1 g/dl, reticulocytes count of 19.7%, total bilirubin of 3.2 mg/dl, lactate dehydrogenase of 600 U/L, and haptoglobin of less than 8 mg/dl, and direct Coombs test was positive for warm immunoglobulin G. The impression was autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). The evaluation of dysphagia with esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a single irregular 4 cm malignant appearing ulcerated mass at the incisura angularis of the stomach...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127704/does-neoadjuvant-perioperative-vhemotherapy-improve-overall-survival-for-t2n0-gastric-adenocarcinoma
#15
Emmanuel Gabriel, Kristopher Attwood, Sumana Narayanan, Maureen Brady, Steven Nurkin, Steven Hochwald, Moshim Kukar
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine whether neoadjuvant and/or perioperative chemotherapy (NAC) has an overall survival (OS) benefit for patients with T2N0 gastric adenocarcinoma. STUDY DESIGN: We performed retrospective analyses using the National Cancer Data Base, 2004-2013. Patients with T2N0 gastric adenocarcinoma were divided into two treatment groups: (1) NAC plus surgery (NA + S) and (2) surgery alone (S). RESULTS: Of 1,704 patients included, 277 (16...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127549/preservation-of-the-celiac-branch-of-the-vagal-nerve-for-pylorus-preserving-gastrectomy-is-it-meaningful
#16
Haruna Furukawa, Manabu Ohashi, Michitaka Honda, Koshi Kumagai, Souya Nunobe, Takeshi Sano, Naoki Hiki
BACKGROUND: Preserving the hepatic and pyloric branches of the vagal nerve in laparoscopic pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (LPPG) is considered necessary to maintain the function of the pyloric cuff. However, the clinical benefits of preservation of the celiac branch of the vagal nerve (CBVN) remain unclear. METHODS: Of 391 patients who underwent LPPG for early gastric cancer, 116 patients in whom the CBVN was preserved (CBP group) and 58 patients in whom it was not preserved (non-CBP group) were selected through the propensity score-matching method...
November 10, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124550/gastrectomy-with-extended-lymphadenectomy-a-north-american-perspective
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Alexandre Gosselin-Tardif, Jessica Lie, Ioana Nicolau, Juan Carlos Molina, Jonathan Cools-Lartigue, Liane Feldman, Jonathan Spicer, Carmen Mueller, Lorenzo Ferri
PURPOSE: Despite evidence of oncologic benefits from extended (D2) lymphadenectomy in gastric cancer from many East Asian studies, there is persistent debate over its use in the West, mainly due to perceived high rates of morbidity and mortality. This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of D2 dissection in a high-volume North American center. METHODS: A prospectively entered database of all patients undergoing gastrectomy for cancer at a North American referral center from 2005 to 2016 was reviewed...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123584/analysis-of-postoperative-morbidity-and-mortality-following-surgery-for-gastric-cancer-surgeon-volume-as-the-most-significant-prognostic-factor
#18
Maciej Ciesielski, Wiesław J Kruszewski, Jakub Walczak, Mariusz Szajewski, Jarosław Szefel, Jacek Wydra, Tomasz Buczek, Maksymilian Czerepko
Introduction: Surgical resection is the only potentially curative modality for gastric cancer and it is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Aim: To determine risk factors for postoperative morbidity and mortality following major surgery for gastric cancer. Material and methods: Between 1.08.2006 and 30.11.2014 in the Department of Oncological Surgery of Gdynia Oncology Centre 162 patients underwent gastric resection for adenocarcinoma...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115543/the-screening-and-analysis-of-protein-signatures-and-signaling-associated-with-chemoresistance-based-on-protein-pathway-array-technology-in-gastric-cancer
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Guodong Lian, Leping Li, Fei Ye, Daguang Wang, Jinglei Liu, Yulong Shi, Changqing Jing, Jian Suo, David Y Zhang, Man Chen
The present study was aimed to identify proteins associated with signaling pathways involved in chemoresistance, and establish a predictive model for chemoresistance in gastric cancer patients after radical surgery. A total of 140 clinically-staged III gastric cancer samples from patients after D2 radical gastrectomy were enrolled in the present study. Protein Pathway Array (PPA) and 286 antibodies were used to assess the protein expression in tumor tissues of patients. The Significance Analysis of Microarray (SAM) software and clustering and discriminant analysis were used to identify differentially expressed proteins between chemosensitive and chemoresistant subsets, and a predictive model for chemoresistance was established using the independent predictive factors...
November 6, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113654/the-role-of-intestinal-bacteria-in-the-development-and-progression-of-gastrointestinal-tract-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Kosuke Mima, Shuji Ogino, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hiroshi Sawayama, Koichi Kinoshita, Ryuichi Krashima, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Katsunori Imai, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yoshifumi Baba, Yasuo Sakamoto, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Naoya Yoshida, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Hideo Baba
More than 100 trillion microorganisms inhabit the human intestinal tract and play important roles in health conditions and diseases, including cancer. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that specific bacteria and bacterial dysbiosis in the gastrointestinal tract can potentiate the development and progression of gastrointestinal tract neoplasms by damaging DNA, activating oncogenic signaling pathways, producing tumor-promoting metabolites such as secondary bile acids, and suppressing antitumor immunity. Other bacterial species have been shown to produce short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate, which can suppress inflammation and carcinogenesis in the gastrointestinal tract...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
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