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Colorectal liver metastasis

Eve Simoneau, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
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March 19, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Sayon Basu, Nancy Gavert, Thomas Brabletz, Avri Ben-Ze'ev
Aberrant Wnt/β-catenin signaling is a common event during human colorectal cancer (CRC) development. Previously, we characterized members of the L1 family of cell adhesion receptors as targets of β-catenin-LEF1/TCF transactivation that are expressed at the invasive CRC tissue edge. Overexpression of L1 in CRC cells confers enhanced motility, tumorigenesis and liver metastasis. We identified several downstream targets of L1-mediated signaling that are considered key intestinal stem cell signature genes. Here, we investigated the involvement of ASCL2, a Wnt target gene and key determinant of intestinal stem cell state, in L1-mediated CRC progression...
March 15, 2018: Cancer Letters
Yoshihiro Inoue, Kensuke Fujii, Keitaro Tashiro, Masatsugu Ishii, Shinsuke Masubuchi, Masashi Yamamoto, Tetsunosuke Shimizu, Mitsuhiro Asakuma, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Michihiro Hayashi, Yoshihumi Narumi, Kazuhisa Uchiyama
BACKGROUND: Various chemotherapy regimens have been shown to improve outcomes when administered before tumor excision surgery. However, there is no consensus on the utility of multidisciplinary treatment with preoperative chemotherapy for treating colorectal liver metastasis (CLM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred-fifty patients who underwent hepatectomy were retrospectively analyzed using propensity score matching. Postoperative outcomes were evaluated with a focus on the effect of pre-hepatectomy chemotherapy on regeneration of the remnant liver in patients with CLM...
March 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Ryota Matsuki, Masanori Sugiyama, Shinya Yoshiike, Junji Shibahara, Masaharu Kogure, Masaaki Yokoyama, Yutaka Suzuki, Nobutsugu Abe, Tadahiko Masaki, Toshiyuki Mori
A 72-year-old woman with advanced ascending colon cancer and an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreatic head was treated by right hemicolectomy (RHC) and pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PpPD). Adjuvant chemotherapy was not administered. Multimodal examinations at 5 months after surgery detected a solitary metastatic liver tumor derived from cancer of the ascending colon. Liver resection proceeded at 7 months after the first surgery. A pathological study of a surgical specimen of the liver identified a necrotic nodule that did not contain viable tumor cells...
March 15, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Wouter J Heerink, A Millad Solouki, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Simeon J S Ruiter, Egbert Sieders, Matthijs Oudkerk, Koert P de Jong
OBJECTIVES: To study the ratio of ablation zone volume to applied energy in computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a cirrhotic liver and in patients with colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM). METHODS: In total, 90 liver tumors, 45 HCCs in a cirrhotic liver and 45 CRLMs were treated with RFA or with one of two MWA devices (MWA_A and MWA_B), resulting in 15 procedures for each tumor type, per device...
March 13, 2018: European Radiology
Shihong Shao, Yun Zhu, Tingting Meng, Yupeng Liu, Yun Hong, Ming Yuan, Hong Yuan, Fuqiang Hu
Liver metastasis is a leading death cause in colorectal cancer. The pathological differences between orthotopic tumors and metastatic lesions increased the therapeutic difficulty of metastasis. Herein, the α5β1 integrin receptor expression on metastatic cells was firstly measured, the result showed that metastatic cells expressed higher α5β1 integrin compared with original cells from orthotopic tumors. Afterwards, RPM peptide modified chitosan-stearic (RPM-CSOSA) was designed based on α5β1 integrin expression...
March 13, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Omer Topdagi, Aysu Timuroglu
Objective: We aimed to determine the demographic characteristics of colorectal cases and changes in cancer localization according to years in our region. Materials and Methods: In the present study, 752 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer between January 1992 and December 2010 were included. Results: Of all the patients, 427 (56.8%) were males and 325 (43.2%) were females, with a male/female ratio of 1.3/1. The mean age was 56.2±14...
February 2018: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Rea Lo Dico, Annemilai Tijeras-Raballand, Philippe Bonnin, Jean Marie Launay, Rachid Kaci, Cynthia Pimpie, Brice Malgras, Anthony Dohan, Gianluigi Maria Lo Dico, Marc Pocard
BACKGROUND: Curative surgery of synchronous peritoneal metastases (PM) and colorectal liver metastases (LM) has been recently investigated as feasible option. When synchronous peritoneal and liver resection is not achievable, the sequence of the surgery remains unknown. Our hypothesis was that liver resection (LR) promotes peritoneal growth resulting in a non-resectable PM. We sought to analyse the effects of major LR and liver regeneration after hepatectomy in a murine model of PM and the associated angiogenesis...
January 31, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Shaoyong Peng, Pinzhu Huang, Huichuan Yu, Yanlin Wen, Yanxin Luo, Xiaolin Wang, Jiaming Zhou, Si Qin, Tuoyang Li, Yao Chen, Guangjian Liu, Meijin Huang
Thermal ablation is an alternative treatment for colorectal cancer liver metastasis (CRLM). However, prognostic factors in patients with CRLM who have undergone microwave ablation (MWA) have not been clearly defined. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the risk factors associated with early recurrence in patients with CRLM treated with MWA.Herein, we retrospectively analyzed data for 140 patients with CRLM who underwent MWA from 2013 to 2015 in our institution. Patients were grouped by median pretreatment carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level into the high CEA level (>3...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Cathal O'Leary, Megan Greally, John McCaffrey, Peter Hughes, Leo L P Lawler, Martin O'Connell, Tony Geoghegan, Cormac Farrelly
BACKGROUND: Liver metastases are the commonest cause of death for patients with colorectal cancer. Growing evidence supports the use of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) in combination with conventional chemotherapy regimens for liver-only or liver-dominant unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer. AIMS: To measure and evaluate outcomes of the first 20 consecutive patients with unresectable colorectal liver metastasis selected for SIRT in addition to their chemotherapy at a single Irish institution...
March 6, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
Zeineb Mzoughi, Achref Djebbi, Ghofrane Talbi, Houcem Smati, Dhouha Bacha, Sana Ben Slama Mallouli, Saadia Bouraoui, Nafa Arfa, Hafedh Mestiri, Lassad Gharbi, Rached Bayar, Mohamed Taher Khalfallah
INTRODUCTION: The prognosis of hepatic metastases in colorectal cancers is constantly being improved at the cost of multidisciplinary care, allowing each patient to have an adapted strategy. The prognostic factors make it possible to recognize patients needing further treatment after resection and closer monitoring. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to conduct a prognostic study to identify factors influencing survival at 5 years for patients operated of colorectal liver metastases...
May 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
Naïk Vietti Violi, Rafael Duran, Nicolas Demartines, Christine Sempoux, Boris Guiu, Pierre E Bize, Nathalie Sala, Nermin Halkic, Jean-Francois Knebel, Alban Denys
PURPOSE: To compare local recurrence (LR) rate in patients with colorectal cancer liver metastasis (CRCLM) after surgical wedge resection (WR) or radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and to investigate predictive factors of LR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-centre, retrospective, institutional review board-approved study including 43 consecutive patients with 121 metastases treated by WR and 60 patients with 110 metastases treated by RFA between 2007 and 2014 with 23 and 18...
March 5, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
Joana Marquez, Ines Fernandez-Piñeiro, Marcos J Araúzo-Bravo, Gereon Poschmann, Kai Stühler, Abdel-Majid Khatib, Alejandro Sanchez, Fernando Unda, Gaskon Ibarretxe, Irantzu Bernales, Iker Badiola
Phenotypic transformation of liver sinusoidal endothelial cells is one of the most important stages of liver metastasis progression. The miRNA effects on liver sinusoidal endothelial cells during liver metastasis have not yet been studied. Herein, whole genome analysis of miRNA expression in these cells during colorectal liver metastasis revealed repressed expression of microRNA-20a. Importantly, downregulation of miR-20a occurs in parallel with upregulation of its known protein targets. To restore normal miR-20a levels in liver sinusoidal endothelial cells, we developed chondroitin sulfate-sorbitan ester nanoparticles conjugated with miR-20a in a delivery system that specifically targets liver sinusoidal endothelial cells...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Michael Lam, Jonathan M Loree, Allan Anderson Pereira Lima, Yun Shin Chun, Scott Kopetz
Current trial design is challenged by the advancement of technologies that have enabled deeper understanding of the molecular drivers of colorectal cancer (CRC). The speed of trial testing and the ability to test larger volumes of promising novel agents in the face of smaller populations identified by molecular profiling are challenges posed to clinical studies. Master protocols that utilize umbrella designs are equipped to deal with potential biomarker and matched treatments simultaneously. Although complex in nature, they increase trial efficiency by utilizing shared screening platforms, test multiple treatments together, and simplify regulatory submission and reporting under a common protocol...
February 27, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Toshiaki Aida, Masayuki Shiobara, Kazuo Wakatsuki, Shuka Arai, Kosuke Suda, Kotaro Miyazawa, Tetsutaro Miyoshi, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Shigeru Yoshioka
The patient was a 70-year-old man. He was diagnosed with advanced transverse colon cancer. A computed tomography (CT)revealed liver metastasis and tumor thrombosis of portal vein. We started combination chemotherapy with capecita- bine/oxaliplatin(CapeOX). Perforation of the tumor was observed 5 days after CapeOX therapy was started. Treatment with abscess drainage and ileostmy, infection was controlled and general condition was improved. After 9 courses of CapeOX, we changed chemotherapy regimen to irinotecan/tegafur-gimeracil-oteracilpotassium (IRIS)due to strong side effects...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Teppei Kono, Hajime Yokomizo, Yuki Yano, Sachiyo Okayama, Masaya Satake, Yasufumi Yamada, Arika Ida, Takebumi Usui, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Shunichi Shiozawa, Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Takeshi Shimakawa, Takao Katsube, Hiroyuki Kato, Yoshihiko Naritaka
The patient was 55-year-old woman, undergoing Hartmann operation by the sigmoid colon diverticulum perforation, 2 years later visited our hospital with abdominal pain. Although lower endoscopy and histological examination could not be performed due to stoma stenosis, we diagnosed cecal carcinoma, liver metastasis, distant lymph node metastasis from CT and PET-CT, CapeOX plus Bmabtherapy and IRIS plus Bmabtherapy were performed. After that, repeated intestinal obstruction due to exacerbated stoma stenosis, metastatic lesion increased in CT examination, furthermore the patient had hope of stoma closure, we decided to resect the primacy tumor, performed subtotal colonectomy and stoma closure...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Toshiro Ogura, Yu Muta, Satoshi Hatano, Kunihiko Amano, Toru Ishiguro, Minoru Fukuchi, Shigehisa Inokuma, Yoichi Kumagai, Keiichiro Ishibashi, Erito Mochiki, Hideyuki Ishida
The liver is the most common metastatic site for colorectal cancer(CRC).The 5-year survival rate of resected cases has been reported to be about 40%.Hepatic lymph node metastasis is reportedly associated with a poor prognosis in patients with liver metastases of CRC.The incidence of hepatic lymph node involvement in patients with liver metastases of CRC ranges from 5% to 28%.However, few reports have focused on hepatic lymph node involvement in patients with resectable liver metastasis who have undergone preoperative chemotherapy...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Jin Takano, Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Takao Takahashi, Toshiyuki Tanahashi, Satoshi Matsui, Hisashi Imai, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Kazuya Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Yoshida
A woman in her 70s was confirmed as presenting with multiple liver and lung metastases from transverse colon cancer. After undergoing resection of the primary lesion, partial response(PR)was achieved after undergoing the first regimen (sLV5FU2 and bevacizumab[Bmab]); therefore, partial hepatectomy was performed. Adjuvant chemotherapy was administered for 7 months, but liver metastasis recurrence, multiple lung metastases, and brain metastasis were confirmed. As the brain metastasis was a single lesion and was accompanied by symptoms, resection of the lesion was performed...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Mariana Malvicini, Ana Gutierrez-Moraga, Marcelo M Rodriguez, Sofia Gomez-Bustillo, Lorena Salazar, Carlos Sunkel, Leonor Nozal, Antonio Salgado, Manuel Hidalgo, Pedro P Lopez-Casas, Jose Luis Novella, Juan Jose Vaquero, Julio Alvarez-Builla, Adda Mora, Manuel Gidekel, Guillermo Mazzolini
In colorectal carcinoma (CRC) patients, distant metastatic disease is present at initial diagnosis in nearly 25% of them. The majority of patients with metastatic CRC have incurable disease; therefore, new therapies are needed. Agents derived from medicinal plants have already demonstrated therapeutic activities in human cancer cells. Antartina™ is an antitumor agent isolated from Deschampsia antarctica Desv. This study aimed to evaluate the antitumor properties of Antartina™ in CRC models. We used human and murine CRC cell lines for investigating proliferation, apoptosis and cell cycle effects of Antartina™ therapy in vitro...
February 26, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Tatyana Zykova, Feng Zhu, Lei Wang, Haitao Li, Do Young Lim, Ke Yao, Eunmiri Roh, Sang-Pil Yoon, Hong-Gyum Kim, Ki Beom Bae, Weihong Wen, Seung Ho Shin, Janos Nadas, Yan Li, Weiya Ma, Ann M Bode, Zigang Dong
The biological functions of the p53 related protein kinase (PRPK) remain unclear. We have previously demonstrated that PRPK is phosphorylated by the T-LAK cell-originated protein kinase (TOPK) and that phosphorylated PRPK (p-PRPK) promotes colon cancer metastasis. Here, we analyzed colon adenocarcinomas from 87 patients, and found that higher expression levels of p-PRPK were associated with later stages of metastatic dissemination (stages III or IV), as compared to earlier stages (stages I and II). Indeed, levels of p-PRPK were higher in metastatic versus malignant human colon adenocarcinomas...
February 26, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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