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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523263/a-rare-case-of-an-autoamputated-ovary-with-mature-cystic-teratoma
#1
Hwi Gon Kim, Yong Jung Song, Yong Jin Na, Juseok Yang, Ook Hwan Choi
Autoamputated ovary with mature cystic teratoma (MCT) is a rarely reported gynecologic entity with an unknown prevalence. A 34-year-old woman referred to our clinic for presumed left ovarian tumor. Pelvic examination, ultrasonography and computed tomography scan revealed a 5-cm, cystic ovarian mass with calcification and fat component, and tumor markers were as follows, cancer antigen (CA) 125; 10.4 U/mL, CA19-9; 2 U/mL. Laparoscopy was performed. The mass was identified in the left adnexal region without any ligamentous or direct connection with the pelvic organs...
April 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516291/downstaging-in-stage-iv-pancreatic-cancer-a-new-population-eligible-for-surgery
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Isabella Frigerio, Paolo Regi, Alessandro Giardino, Filippo Scopelliti, Roberto Girelli, Claudio Bassi, Stefano Gobbo, Paolo Tinazzi Martini, Paola Capelli, Mirko D'Onofrio, Giuseppe Malleo, Laura Maggino, Elena Viviani, Giovanni Butturini
BACKGROUND: Recent papers consider surgery as an option for synchronous liver oligometastatic patients [metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (mPDAC)]. In this study, we present our series of resected mPDACs after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (nCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients resected after downstaging of mPDAC were included in this study. Downstaging criteria were disappearance of liver metastasis and a decrease in cancer antigen (CA) 19-9. The type and duration of nCT, last nCT surgery interval, histology, morbidity, and mortality were recorded, and overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) were analyzed...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512284/improved-survival-in-patients-with-resected-pancreatic-carcinoma-using-postoperative-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-and-regional-intra-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy
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Ningyi Ma, Zheng Wang, Jiandong Zhao, Jiang Long, Jin Xu, Zhigang Ren, Guoliang Jiang
BACKGROUND We assessed the role of adjuvant intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in combination with chemotherapy for pancreatic carcinomas after curative resection and identified prognostic factors related to pancreatic carcinoma after multidisciplinary treatment strategies. MATERIAL AND METHODS Pancreatic carcinoma patients (n=61) who received adjuvant radiotherapy after resection (median dose, 50.4 Gy) between 2010 and 2016 were retrospectively identified. Sixty patients received chemotherapy, including concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT), systemic chemotherapy, and regional intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy (RIAC)...
May 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511463/unusually-high-serum-levels-of-ca-19-9-in-an-ovarian-tumour-malignant-or-benign
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Divya Pandey, Ritu Sharma, Shakti Sharma, Sudha Salhan
Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) is a tumour marker found to be elevated in some ovarian tumours. We share our experience with a 55-year-old postmenopausal lady with unusually high CA19-9 levels arising from a benign mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary. The levels returned to normal eight weeks following staging laparotomy and a total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy. This report shows rare and significant elevation of CA 19-9 levels with benign mucinous cystadenomas of the ovary thus showing that women with unusually elevated tumour markers may actually harbour benign disease...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508195/serum-p53-antibody-as-a-potential-tumor-marker-in-extrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Rei Okada, Hideaki Shimada, Yuichiro Otsuka, Masaru Tsuchiya, Jun Ishii, Toshio Katagiri, Tetsuya Maeda, Yoshihisa Kubota, Tetsuo Nemoto, Hironori Kaneko
PURPOSE: Only a few studies have evaluated the clinicopathological significance of the p53 protein expression and s-p53-Abs level in patients with cholangiocarcinoma. We therefore analyzed the clinicopathological and prognostic significance of s-p53-Abs in patients with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated s-p53-Abs levels before and after surgery in 61 patients with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma to determine the relationship between clinicopathological factors and the prognostic significance of s-p53-Abs...
May 15, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503788/indicators-of-inappropriate-tumour-marker-use-through-the-mining-of-electronic-health-records
#6
Massimo Gion, Giulia Cardinali, Chiara Trevisiol, Marco Zappa, Giulia Rainato, Aline S C Fabricio
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Although the issue of monitoring appropriateness of tumour markers (TMs) request in outpatients remains crucial, proper indicators are still demanding. The present study developed and explored indicators of inappropriate TM ordering in outpatients through the data mining of electronic health records (EHRs). METHODS: Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), alfa-fetoprotein (AFP), carbohydrate antigen (CA)125, CA15.3, CA19.9, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) ordered in outpatients during a year were examined by mining EHRs of a Local Health Authority in Italy...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498457/suvmax-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-correlates-to-expression-of-major-chemotherapy-related-tumor-markers-and-serum-tumor-markers-in-gastric-adenocarcinoma-patients
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Lu Bai, Chi-Hua Guo, Yan Zhao, Jun-Gang Gao, Miao Li, Cong Shen, You-Min Guo, Xiao-Yi Duan
The expression of P53 was previously found by us significantly correlated with maximal standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Hence, the aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between SUVmax and the status of the chemotherapy-related tumor marker expression or serum tumor markers in gastric adenocarcinoma patients. Sixty-four gastric adenocarcinoma patients who underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT prior to treatment were enrolled in this study. Immunohistochemistry was performed to detect changes of Her-2, P53 and Survivin in lesions, and electrochemiluminescence (ECL) method was used to quantify expression of serum CA72-4, CA19-9 and CEA of these patients...
May 5, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497572/relationship-between-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-bilirubin-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#8
T-T Wei, L-L Wang, J-R Yin, Y-T Liu, B-D Qin, J-Y Li, X Yin, L Zhou, R-Q Zhong
INTRODUCTION: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and bilirubin have been proved to be prognostic factors for various types of cancer. However, their prognostic value in patients with gastric cancer (GC) remains largely unknown. METHODS: To verify whether RDW and bilirubin are prognostic factors for patients with GC, we performed a cross-sectional study to analyze the relationship between RDW, bilirubin, and the clinical characteristics of patients with GC. Medical records of all newly diagnosed and pathologically proved patients with GC admitted to Changzheng Hospital between January 2016 and July 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497252/gallbladder-cancer-presenting-with-jaundice-uniformly-fatal-or-still-potentially-curable
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Thuy B Tran, Jeffrey A Norton, Cecilia G Ethun, Timothy M Pawlik, Stefan Buettner, Carl Schmidt, Eliza W Beal, William G Hawkins, Ryan C Fields, Bradley A Krasnick, Sharon M Weber, Ahmed Salem, Robert C G Martin, Charles R Scoggins, Perry Shen, Harveshp D Mogal, Kamran Idrees, Chelsea A Isom, Ioannis Hatzaras, Rivfka Shenoy, Shishir K Maithel, George A Poultsides
BACKGROUND: Jaundice as a presenting symptom of gallbladder cancer has traditionally been considered to be a sign of advanced disease, inoperability, and poor outcome. However, recent studies have demonstrated that a small subset of these patients can undergo resection with curative intent. METHODS: Patients with gallbladder cancer managed surgically from 2000 to 2014 in 10 US academic institutions were stratified based on the presence of jaundice at presentation (defined as bilirubin ≥4 mg/ml or requiring preoperative biliary drainage)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485658/multicystic-biliary-hamartoma-with-extremely-elevated-ca19-9-a-case-report
#10
Takeshi Morinaga, Imai Katsunori, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Takanobu Yamao, Takayoshi Kaida, Shigeki Nakagawa, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Shinji Sumiyoshi, Yoshiki Mikami, Hideo Baba
Multicystic biliary hamartoma (MCBH) is a rare cystic disease of the liver. We herein report a case of MCBH associated with extremely elevated levels of serum carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9. A 53-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of extremely elevated CA19-9 levels (more than 12,000 U/mL). Enhanced abdominal computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a multicystic tumor with a calcified wall in the left lobe of the liver, although no apparent intracystic nodule was detected...
May 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484084/can-preoperative-and-postoperative-ca19-9-levels-predict-survival-and-early-recurrence-in-patients-with-resectable-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#11
Jun-Ke Wang, Hai-Jie Hu, Anuj Shrestha, Wen-Jie Ma, Qin Yang, Fei Liu, Nan-Sheng Cheng, Fu-Yu Li
BACKGROUND: To investigate the predictive values of preoperative and postoperative serum CA19-9 levels on survival and other prognostic factors including early recurrence in patients with resectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma. RESULTS: In univariate analysis, increased preoperative and postoperative CA19-9 levels in the light of different cut-off points (37, 100, 150, 200, 400, 1000 U/ml) were significantly associated with poor survival outcomes, of which the cut-off point of 150 U/ml showed the strongest predictive value (both P < 0...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477059/change-in-carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-level-as-a-prognostic-marker-of-overall-survival-in-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-treated-with-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
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Yi-Jun Kim, Hyeon Kang Koh, Eui Kyu Chie, Do-Youn Oh, Yung-Jue Bang, Eun Mi Nam, Kyubo Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate the significance of carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) levels for survival in locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). METHODS/PATIENTS: We retrospectively reviewed data from 97 LAPC patients treated with CCRT between 2000 and 2013. CA19-9 levels (initial and post-CCRT) and their changes [{(post-CCRT CA19-9 level - initial CA19-9 level)/(initial CA19-9 level)} × 100] were analyzed for overall survival...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468037/-microcystic-elongated-and-fragmented-invasive-pattern-in-endometrial-adenocarcinoma-a-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-72-cases
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D Hu, H J Zhang, W C Shen, W F Zhu, L Li, X D Lin, J P Lu, X W Zheng, C Wang, X R Zhou
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic features of microcystic, elongated and fragmented (MELF) pattern invasion of endometrial adenocarcinoma. Methods: HE and immunohistochemistry staining method were used to analysis morphologic features and immunophenotype of 72 patients of endometrial adenocarcinoma with MELF pattern invasion, and chi-square test was used to analysis the clinicopathologic features. Results: The mean age of 72 patients was 54 years (40 to 70 years). Thirty-two patients were pre-menopausal and 40 were post-menopausal...
May 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457854/the-diagnostic-value-of-serum-tumor-markers-cea-ca19-9-ca125-ca15-3-and-tps-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Weigang Wang, Xiaoqin Xu, Baoguo Tian, Yan Wang, Lili Du, Ting Sun, Yanchun Shi, Xianwen Zhao, Jiexian Jing
This study aims to understand the diagnostic value of serum tumor markers carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), cancer antigen 19-9 (CA19-9), cancer antigen 125 (CA125), cancer antigen 15-3 (CA15-3), and tissue polypeptide-specific antigen (TPS) in metastatic breast cancer (MBC). A total of 164 metastatic breast cancer patients in Shanxi Cancer Hospital were recruited between February 2016 and July 2016. 200 breast cancer patients without metastasis in the same period were randomly selected as the control group. The general characteristics, immunohistochemical, and pathological results were investigated between the two groups, and tumor markers were determined...
April 27, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455724/reevaluation-of-pholiota-squarrosa-lectin-reactive-haptoglobin-as-a-pancreatic-cancer-biomarker-using-an-improved-elisa-system
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Ken Kusama, Yuki Okamoto, Keiko Saito, Tsukasa Kasahara, Teizo Murata, Yasushi Ueno, Yuka Kobayashi, Yoshihiro Kamada, Eiji Miyoshi
An increase in Lewis- and core-type fucosylation of haptoglobin has been reported in patients with pancreatic cancer (PC), suggesting that fucosylated haptoglobin is a candidate PC biomarker. Previously, we developed a Pholiota squarrosa lectin antibody enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (PhoSL-ELISA) system for the detection of core-fucosylated haptoglobin. However, with this methodology, positive results were only obtained for some patients with PC, demonstrating the need for a more sensitive detection system...
April 28, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451833/phase-1b-study-of-galunisertib-in-combination-with-gemcitabine-in-japanese-patients-with-metastatic-or-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#16
Masafumi Ikeda, Hideaki Takahashi, Shunsuke Kondo, Michael Mauritius Fabio Lahn, Ken Ogasawara, Karim A Benhadji, Hisaki Fujii, Hideki Ueno
PURPOSE: Transforming growth factor-beta inhibitors may enhance the antitumor activity of gemcitabine with acceptable safety and tolerability. This open-label, multicenter, non-randomized phase 1b study assessed the safety/tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and tumor response of galunisertib plus gemcitabine in Japanese patients with advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. METHODS: During each 28-day cycle, galunisertib 150 mg was administered orally twice daily (300 mg/day) for 14 days, followed by 14 days of rest...
June 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450781/simple-and-effective-label-free-electrochemical-immunoassay-for-carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-based-on-polythionine-au-composites-as-enhanced-sensing-signals-for-detecting-different-clinical-samples
#17
Zhengjun Huang, Zhouqian Jiang, Chengfei Zhao, Wendi Han, Liqing Lin, Ailin Liu, Shaohuang Weng, Xinhua Lin
Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) is an important biomarker for the early diagnosis and clinical monitoring of pancreatic cancer. Reliable, simple, and accurate methods for the detection of CA19-9 are still urgently needed. In this study, polythionine-Au composites (AuNPs@ PThi) were designed and prepared through one-pot reaction using HAuCl4 as the co-oxidant and raw material in thionine solution containing FeCl3 as the oxidant. AuNPs@PThi-immobilized glassy carbon electrode was used as a sensitive redox probe for electrochemical interface...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441659/perioperative-serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-levels-predict-recurrence-and-survival-of-patients-with-pathological-t2-4-gastric-cancer-treated-with-curative-gastrectomy
#18
Hiroaki Uda, Mitsuro Kanda, Chie Tanaka, Daisuke Kobayashi, Kenichi Inaoka, Yuri Tanaka, Masamichi Hayashi, Naoki Iwata, Suguru Yamada, Tsutomu Fujii, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Kenta Murotani, Michitaka Fujiwara, Yasuhiro Kodera
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Do serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9 levels serve as prognostic indicators in patients with gastric cancer (GC)? This is a question that has long been disputed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of perioperative serum levels of CEA and CA19-9 for predicting the recurrence and long-term survival after patients with pT2-4 GC undergo curative gastrectomy. METHODS: This study included 251 patients with radically resected pT2-4 GC without preoperative treatment...
April 26, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437802/surveillance-after-resection-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-with-curative-intent-a-multicenter-survey-in-germany-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Thomas J Ettrich, Lucas A Schulte, Natalie Eitel, Kristin Ettrich, Andreas W Berger, Lukas Perkhofer, Thomas Seufferlein
Background Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most lethal cancers with high risk of relapse even after curative-intended resection. There are no evidence-based recommendations for surveillance in actual guidelines. Given this situation and as a basis for prospective studies, we wanted to determine the current practice of surveillance after pancreatic cancer resection in German institutions. Methods A web-based questionnaire was sent in 2015 to 300 German institutions (hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practices) experienced in the care of patients with PDAC...
April 24, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434838/comment-re-optimize-ca19-9-in-detecting-pancreatic-cancer-by-lewis-and-secretor-genotyping
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A Wannhoff, K H Weiss, T Hackert, D N Gotthardt
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April 12, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
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