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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919186/economic-evaluation-for-the-us-of-nab-paclitaxel-plus-gemcitabine-versus-folfirinox-versus-gemcitabine-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-pancreas-cancer
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Mahdi Gharaibeh, Ali McBride, J Lyle Bootman, Hitendra Patel, Ivo Abraham
BACKGROUND: Nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine (NAB-P+GEM) and FOLFIRINOX have shown superior efficacy over gemcitabine (GEM) in the treatment of metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (mPDA). Though the incremental clinical benefits are modest, both treatments represent significant advances in the treatment of a high-mortality cancer. In this independent economic evaluation for the US, we aimed to estimate the comparative cost-utility and cost-effectiveness of these three regimens from the payer perspective...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909644/primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-as-a-cause-of-biliary-obstruction
#2
Kyle Rowe, Jeet Mehta, Fredy Nehme, William Salyers
Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas (SCCP) is a rare neoplasm, given a lack of naturally occurring squamous cells within the pancreas, accounting for only 0.2% of all pancreatic cancers. The etiology is unknown. Symptomatology is non-specific and similar to other pancreatic neoplasms. No non-invasive testing can adequately rule in SCCP, and workup should proceed similarly to any pancreatic mass. Tissue sampling is required for diagnosis and guidance of further management, most commonly by endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspirate...
October 31, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906105/pancreatic-metastases-from-ocular-malignant-melanoma-the-use-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-to-establish-a-definitive-cytologic-diagnosis-a-case-report
#3
Diogo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Danielle Azevedo Chacon, Ryan Tanigawa, Martin Coronel, Spencer Cheng, Éverson L A Artifon, José Jukemura, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux De Moura
BACKGROUND: When encountering solid pancreatic lesions, nonpancreatic primary metastases are rare and differentiating a metastasis from a primary neoplastic lesion is challenging. The clinical presentation and radiologic features can be similar and the possibility of a pancreatic metastasis should be considered when the patient refers to a history of a different primary cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound offers a key anatomical advantage in accessing the pancreas and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration has become the gold standard method for diagnosing pancreatic lesions...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905367/-celiac-trunk-resection-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-and-severe-pain-syndrome
#4
Yu I Patyutko, M G Abgaryan, N E Kudashkin, A G Kotel'nikov
AIM: To show the advisability, satisfactory tolerance and good analgesic effect of surgery for pancreatic ductal carcinoma with celiac trunk invasion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Distal subtotal pancreatectomy with resection of celiac trunk and common hepatic artery was made in 21 patients. RESULTS: Early postoperative complications after distal subtotal pancreatectomy with celiac trunk resection occurred in 10 (47.6%) patients. There was no postoperative mortality...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901481/human-pancreatic-cancer-xenografts-recapitulate-key-aspects-of-cancer-cachexia
#5
Daniel Delitto, Sarah M Judge, Andrea E Delitto, Rachel L Nosacka, Fernanda G Rocha, Bayli B DiVita, Michael H Gerber, Thomas J George, Kevin E Behrns, Steven J Hughes, Shannon M Wallet, Andrew R Judge, Jose G Trevino
Cancer cachexia represents a debilitating syndrome that diminishes quality of life and augments the toxicities of conventional treatments. Cancer cachexia is particularly debilitating in patients with pancreatic cancer (PC). Mechanisms responsible for cancer cachexia are under investigation and are largely derived from observations in syngeneic murine models of cancer which are limited in PC. We evaluate the effect of human PC cells on both muscle wasting and the systemic inflammatory milieu potentially contributing to PC-associated cachexia...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900729/radical-resection-of-t1-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-with-a-pseudocyst-of-the-tail-due-to-acute-obstructive-pancreatitis-report-of-a-case
#6
Yuki Fujiwara, Fumitake Suzuki, Masaru Kanehira, Yasuro Futagawa, Tomoyoshi Okamoto, Katsuhiko Yanaga
A 53-year-old male visited his primary physician for epigastric and back pain. Abdominal-enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed a simple cyst of the pancreatic tail attached to the stomach. A distal main pancreatic duct (MPD) was clearly dilated, but no pancreatic tumor was identified around the stenosis of MPD by CT scan and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). Endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP) revealed stenosis and distal dilation of the MPD located between the body and tail of the pancreas...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897439/il-4-mrna-is-downregulated-in-the-liver-of-pancreatic-cancer-patients-suffering-from-cachexia
#7
Olga Prokopchuk, Jürgen M Steinacker, Ulrich Nitsche, Stephanie Otto, Jeannine Bachmann, Elaine C Schubert, Helmut Friess, Marc E Martignoni
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-4 (IL-4) together with interleukin-13 (IL-13) play an important role in inflammation and wound repair, and are known to be upregulated in human skeletal muscle after strenuous physical exercise. Additionally, these cytokines may act as autocrine growth factors in pancreatic cancer cells. We hypothesize that IL-4, IL-13, and their corresponding receptors are involved in mechanism of cancer cachexia. METHODS: Tissue samples from human skeletal muscle, white fat, liver, healthy pancreas, and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma were analyzed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction for mRNA expression levels of IL-4, IL-13, IL-4 receptor α, and IL-13 receptor α1...
November 29, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897432/low-skeletal-muscle-radiation-attenuation-and-visceral-adiposity-are-associated-with-overall-survival-and-surgical-site-infections-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
#8
David P J van Dijk, Maikel J A M Bakens, Mariëlle M E Coolsen, Sander S Rensen, Ronald M van Dam, Martijn J L Bours, Matty P Weijenberg, Cornelis H C Dejong, Steven W M Olde Damink
BACKGROUND: Cancer cachexia and skeletal muscle wasting are related to poor survival. In this study, quantitative body composition measurements using computed tomography (CT) were investigated in relation to survival, post-operative complications, and surgical site infections in surgical patients with cancer of the head of the pancreas. METHODS: A prospective cohort of 199 patients with cancer of the head of the pancreas was analysed by CT imaging at the L3 level to determine (i) muscle radiation attenuation (average Hounsfield units of total L3 skeletal muscle); (ii) visceral adipose tissue area; (iii) subcutaneous adipose tissue area; (iv) intermuscular adipose tissue area; and (v) skeletal muscle area...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895816/clinical-impact-of-chemotherapy-to-improve-tumor-microenvironment-of-pancreatic-cancer
#9
REVIEW
Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Shintaro Takeuchi, Toru Nakamura, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Satoshi Hirano
A perioperative multimodal strategy including combination chemotherapy and radiotherapy, in addition to surgical resection, has been acknowledged to improve patient prognosis. However chemotherapy has not been actively applied as an immunomodulating modality because of concerns about various immunosuppressive effects. It has recently been shown that certain chemotherapeutic agents could modify tumor microenvironment and host immune responses through several underlying mechanisms such as immunogenic cell death, local T-cell infiltration and also the eradication of immune-suppressing regulatory cells such as regulatory T cells (Tregs) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895409/two-cases-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-with-intrapancreatic-metastasis
#10
Yusuke Fujita, Minoru Kitago, Yohei Masugi, Osamu Itano, Masahiro Shinoda, Yuta Abe, Taizo Hibi, Hiroshi Yagi, Yoko Fujii-Nishimura, Michiie Sakamoto, Yuko Kitagawa
There are no standardized diagnostic criteria for intrapancreatic metastasis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Here, we report two cases of patients with PDAC who were pathologically diagnosed as harboring intrapancreatic metastasis. In both cases, the main lesions were located in the pancreatic body, and no other lesion was detected preoperatively. The patients were diagnosed with pancreatic body cancers and distal pancreatectomy was performed. Pathological findings revealed microscopic cancer nests, which had connections to neither the main lesion nor the premalignant lesion in the pancreatic tail parenchyma...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892720/association-between-chronic-pancreatitis-and-pyogenic-liver-abscess-a-nationwide-population-study
#11
Chih-Wei Tseng, Yu-Tso Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Ji-An Liang
BACKGROUND: The relationship between chronic pancreatitis (CP) and subsequent pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is not well understood. METHODS: We investigated the risk of PLA in patients with CP using inpatient claims data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program for the period 2000-2010, we identified 17,810 patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP group) and 71,240 patients without CP (non-CP group). Both cohorts were followed until a diagnosis of PLA, until they were censored from the study because of loss to follow-up, death, or termination of insurance, or until the study cut-off date of December 31, 2011...
November 28, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891175/multidetector-computer-tomography-in-the-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-assessment-an-update
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REVIEW
Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Mauro Piccirillo, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Granata, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
Ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, with only a minority of cases being resectable at the moment of their diagnosis. The accurate detection and characterization of pancreatic carcinoma is very important for patient management. Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has become the cross-sectional modality of choice in the diagnosis, staging, treatment planning, and follow-up of patients with pancreatic tumors. However, approximately 11% of ductal adenocarcinomas still remain undetected at MDCT because of the lack of attenuation gradient between the lesion and the adjacent pancreatic parenchyma...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888870/latest-advances-in-pancreatic-tumours
#13
José Lariño Noia
Pancreatic cancer continues to have a bleak prognosis. Hardly any therapeutic advances have been made in the last few years and consequently most efforts have focused on preventing its development and on diagnosing precursor lesions. In this regard, the use of statins as a preventive factor and the implementation of screening programmes in high-risk patients are gaining ground. In the field of treatment, there is greater focus on the role of neoadjuvant therapy in pancreatic cancer and on a multimodal approach to the disease, with few advances in effective novel therapies...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886258/a-holistic-approach-to-dissecting-sparc-family-protein-complexity-reveals-fstl-1-as-an-inhibitor-of-pancreatic-cancer-cell-growth
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Katrina Viloria, Amanda Munasinghe, Sharan Asher, Roberto Bogyere, Lucy Jones, Natasha J Hill
SPARC is a matricellular protein that is involved in both pancreatic cancer and diabetes. It belongs to a wider family of proteins that share structural and functional similarities. Relatively little is known about this extended family, but evidence of regulatory interactions suggests the importance of a holistic approach to their study. We show that Hevin, SPOCKs, and SMOCs are strongly expressed within islets, ducts, and blood vessels, suggesting important roles for these proteins in the normal pancreas, while FSTL-1 expression is localised to the stromal compartment reminiscent of SPARC...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885876/predictors-and-survival-for-pathologic-tumor-response-grade-in-borderline-resectable-and-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-treated-with-induction-chemotherapy-and-neoadjuvant-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
#15
Eric A Mellon, William H Jin, Jessica M Frakes, Barbara A Centeno, Tobin J Strom, Gregory M Springett, Mokenge P Malafa, Ravi Shridhar, Pamela J Hodul, Sarah E Hoffe
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant therapy response correlates with survival in multiple gastrointestinal malignancies. To potentially augment neoadjuvant response for pancreas adenocarcinoma, we intensified treatment with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) following multi-agent chemotherapy. Using this regimen, we analyzed whether the College of American Pathology (CAP) tumor regression grade (TRG) at pancreatectomy correlated with established response biomarkers and survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified borderline resectable (BRPC) and locally advanced (LAPC) pancreatic cancer patients treated according to our institutional clinical pathway who underwent surgical resection with reported TRG (n = 81, median follow-up after surgery 24...
November 25, 2016: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878246/luteolin-protects-mice-from-severe-acute-pancreatitis-by-exerting-ho-1-mediated-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-effects
#16
Jie Xiong, Kezhou Wang, Chunxiao Yuan, Rong Xing, Jianbo Ni, Guoyong Hu, Fengling Chen, Xingpeng Wang
Reseda odorata L. has long been used in traditional Asian medicine for the treatment of diseases associated with oxidative injury and acute inflammation, such as endotoxemia, acute lung injury, acute myocardial infarction and hepatitis. Luteolin, the main component of Reseda odorata L., which is also widely found in many natural herbs and vege-tables, has been shown to induce heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) expression to exert anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. In this study, we aimed to examine the effects of luteolin on mice with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP), and to explore the underlying mechanisms...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872140/primary-cilia-are-increased-in-number-and-demonstrate-structural-abnormalities-in-human-cancer
#17
Binnaz Yasar, Kim Linton, Christian Slater, Richard Byers
AIMS: Primary cilia play an important role in the regulation of cell signalling pathways and are thought to have a role in cancer but have seldom been studied in human cancer samples. METHODS: Primary cilia were visualised by dual immunofluorescence for anti-CROCC (ciliary rootlet coiled-coil) and anti-tubulin in a range of human cancers (including carcinomas of stomach, pancreas, prostate, lung and colon, lobular and ductal breast cancers and follicular lymphoma) and in matched normal tissue (stomach, pancreas, lung, large and small intestines, breast and reactive lymph nodes) samples using a tissue microarray; their frequency, association with proliferation, was measured by Ki-67 staining and their structure was analysed...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870056/cure-of-cancer-for-7-cancer-sites-in-the-flemish-region
#18
Geert Silversmit, David Jegou, Evelien Vaes, Elke Van Hoof, Els Goetghebeur, Liesbet Van Eycken
Cumulative relative survival curves for many cancers reach a plateau several years after diagnosis, indicating that the cancer survivor group has reached "statistical" cure. Parametric mixture cure model analysis on grouped relative survival curves provide an interesting way to determine the proportion of statistically cured cases and the mean survival time of the fatal cases in particular for population-based cancer registries. Based on the relative survival data from the Belgian Cancer Registry, parametric cure models were applied to seven cancer sites (cervix, colon, corpus uteri, skin melanoma, pancreas, stomach and oesophagus), at the Flemish Regional level for the incidence period 1999 to 2011...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865459/molecular-pathogenesis-of-pancreatic-cancer
#19
T J Grant, K Hua, A Singh
Pancreatic cancers arise predominantly from ductal epithelial cells of the exocrine pancreas and are of the ductal adenocarcinoma histological subtype (PDAC). PDAC is an aggressive disease associated with a poor clinical prognosis, weakly effective therapeutic options, and a lack of early detection methods. Furthermore, the genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity of PDAC complicates efforts to identify universally efficacious therapies. PDACs commonly harbor activating mutations in the KRAS oncogene, which is a potent driver of tumor initiation and maintenance...
2016: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865273/genetics-of-pancreatic-cancer-and-its-implications-on-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Talar Tatarian, Jordan M Winter
Over the past decade, emerging technologies have provided new insights into the genomic landscape of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). In addition to the commonly recognized genetic drivers of pancreatic carcinogenesis (KRAS, CDKN2A, TP53, SMAD4), new genes and pathways have been implicated. However, these efforts have not identified any new high-frequency actionable mutations, limiting the success of mutation-targeted therapy in PDA. This article provides a report on the current landscape of pancreas cancer genetics and targeted therapeutics...
December 2016: Surgical Clinics of North America
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