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Pulmonary adenocarcinoma and metastasis and therapy

Ghassen Soussi, Selsabil Daboussi, Samira Mhamdi, Zied Moatemri, Hela Ghedira, Chiraz Aichaouia, Mohsen Khadhraoui, Faouzi El Mezni, Rezaik Cheikh
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most frequent lymphoproliferative disease. Transformation into Richter disease and occurrence of second malignancies involving the lungs are rare complications. The hallmarks of any thoracic involvement are still unknown. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 56-year-old male patient, with history of tobacco smoking, who presented with recurrent hemoptysis, fatigue and weight loss. Physical examination was normal except a slightly enlarged supraclavicular lymph node...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
Hélène Pluchart, Julian Pinsolle, Julien Cohen, Gilbert R Ferretti, Pierrick Bedouch, Matteo Giaj Levra, Anne-Claire Toffart, Denis Moro-Sibilot
BACKGROUND: Nivolumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting the programmed death-1 receptor, is indicated in locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, with progression after platinum-based chemotherapy. Up-to-now, few data are available concerning brain activity of this treatment and concomitant use of corticosteroids. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old caucasian man with a pulmonary adenocarcinoma associated with brain metastases received four courses of nivolumab in concomitance with a high dose of corticosteroids for his neurologic symptoms...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Rita Linhas, David Tente, Margarida Dias, Ana Barroso
In recent years, the spread of more-sensitive diagnostic methods has resulted in an increase of synchronous multiple primary lung cancer diagnosis. Nevertheless, its occurrence is still rare. Distinction between synchronous lesions from second independent primary tumors is a problem when dealing with multiple lung tumors, particularly if the histological type is the same. We present a case report of a 78-year-old female patient referred to our institution due to pneumonia. A subsequent thoracic computed tomography (CT) was performed showing two suspicious lesions, one in the right upper lobe and the other in the right inferior lobe...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Ying He, Yong Cui, Dong Chang, Tianyou Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients with pathological stage I pulmonary adenocarcinoma have different postoperative prognosis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic significance of preoperative and postoperative serum levels of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and CYFRA 21-1 in patients with pathological stage I pulmonary adenocarcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 123 patients who had undergone a complete resection for pathological stage I pulmonary adenocarcinoma between 2004 and 2014...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
Hsuen-Wen Chang, Zih-Miao Lin, Min-Ju Wu, Li-Yu Wang, Yen-Hung Chow, Shih Sheng Jiang, Hui-Ju Ch'ang, Vincent Hs Chang
Developing lung cancer in mouse models that display similarities of both phenotype and genotype will undoubtedly provide further and better insights into lung tumor biology. Moreover, a high degree of pathophysiological similarity between lung tumors from mouse models and their human counterparts will make it possible to use these mouse models for preclinical tests. Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinomas (OPAs) present the same symptoms as adenocarcinomas in humans and are caused by a betaretrovirus. OPAs have served as an exquisite model of carcinogenesis for human lung adenocarcinomas...
2017: PloS One
Hiroshi Matsufuji, Eri Shiozaki, Yasutaka Nakatake, Koichi Yoshida, Kensaku Kamada, Takayuki Matsuo
Of all brain metastases, the most common primary lesion is derived from the lung. These types of metastases enlarge aggressively with unfavorable prognoses. We report the case of a 75-year-old male patient who had a history of pulmonary resection for Stage IA non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC), and received chemotherapy. One year after NSCLC surgery, he experienced a cardiogenic cerebral infarction, and anticoagulant therapy was initiated. Mass lesions with hemorrhage were detected bilaterally in the frontal lobes through magnetic resonance imaging three years after the NSCLC surgery...
April 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
Yoshiki Tsujii, Yoshito Hayashi, Akira Maekawa, Tetsuji Fujinaga, Kengo Nagai, Shunsuke Yoshii, Akihiko Sakatani, Satoshi Hiyama, Shinichiro Shinzaki, Hideki Iijima, Tetsuo Takehara
BACKGROUND: Cardiac metastasis from colorectal cancer is rare. There is little evidence supporting the effectiveness of chemotherapy, and standard therapy for metastatic cardiac tumors has not been established. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old woman presented with a right ventricle tumor that was detected incidentally on screening cardiac ultrasonography. The initial computed tomography (CT) scan showed the cardiac tumor, which was approximately 40 mm in size, and multiple pulmonary nodules...
February 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
Sehui Kim, Jaemoon Koh, Dohee Kwon, Bhumsuk Keam, Heounjeong Go, Young A Kim, Yoon Kyung Jeon, Doo Hyun Chung
Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in pulmonary adenocarcinomas (pADCs) was implicated in predicting anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy efficacy. However, the differential expression of PD-L1 between primary and metastatic pADC remains unclear. Thus, we addressed this issue. In total, 161 paired primary and metastatic tumour tissues from 146 patients with pADC were collected. Most of the cases had regional nodal metastasis (134/161, 83.2%). PD-L1 expression was categorised based on the proportion of immunostained tumour cells using cutoff values of 1%, 5%, 10% and 50%...
April 2017: European Journal of Cancer
Ling-Yu Ding, Ke-Jun Liu, Zhe-Long Jiang, Hai-Ying Wu, Shi-Xiu Wu
Gastric metastases from lung adenocarcinoma are rare and usually asymptomatic. A 61-year-old woman was referred to our department because of a right lower pulmonary mass found on a chest X-ray film in August 2012. Right lower lobectomy was performed for pulmonary adenocarcinoma. Four months later, she developed epigastric discomfort. A fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) scan showed a malignancy at the cardias of the stomach. A biopsy diagnosed poorly differentiated carcinoma and a gastric carcinoma was suspected...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
Y F Li, Y Wang, J L Li, X Z Hao, X S Hu, H Y Wang
Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the trend of incidence, clinicopathological characteristics and therapy of young (less than 40 years old) patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma, and to identify the prognostic factors. Methods: The clinical data of 198 young patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma were collected from the Cancer hospital and Institute of Chinese academy of Medical Sciences from January 2001 to June 2012. To analyze the trend of incidence, clinicopathological characteristics and therapy and evaluate the independent prognostic factors affecting survival time with Cox proportional hazards model...
October 23, 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
Fumio Imamura, Takako Inoue, Madoka Kimura, Kazumi Nishino, Toru Kumagai
In January 2003, a 55-year old, non-smoking woman visited our hospital to undergo treatment for T4N0M0 pulmonary adenocarcinoma of the left lung. Until death in October 2015, she received over 20 lines of treatment including a second line therapy with gefitinib, which showed long response. In March 2014, she noticed the left axillar lymph node swelling. Aspiration cytology of the lymph node revealed the presence of adenocarcinoma harboring EGFR exon 19 deletion (Ex19del) but not T790M. Concomitant ALK translocation of variant 1 was also detected...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Jingbo Wang, Zongmei Zhou, Jun Liang, Qinfu Feng, Zefen Xiao, Zhouguang Hui, Xiaozhen Wang, Jima Lv, Dongfu Chen, Hongxing Zhang, Zhe Ji, Jianzhong Cao, Lipin Liu, Wei Jiang, Yu Men, Cai Xu, Jiangrong Dai, Weibo Yin, Luhua Wang
BACKGROUND: Consistent results are lacking as regards the comparative effectiveness of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) versus three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients treated with definitive radiotherapy (RT) between 2002 and 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Overall survival (OS), local-regional progression-free survival (LRPFS), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS), and progression-free survival (PFS) were compared among patients irradiated with different techniques...
December 2016: Oncologist
Hongliang Ren, Wengui Xu, Jian You, Xiuyu Song, Hui Huang, Ning Zhao, Xiubao Ren, Xinwei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the world, more than one-half of cases are diagnosed at a advanced stage, and the overall 5-year survival rate for lung cancer is 18%. Lung cancer is divided into non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). Approximately 80%-85% of cases are NSCLC which includes three main types: adenocarcinoma (40%), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) (20%-30%), and large cell carcinoma (10%). Although therapies that target driver mutations in adenocarcinomas are showing some promise, they are proving ineffective in smoking-related SCC...
April 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Rina Takahashi, Ryosuke Ichikawa, Singo Ito, Kosuke Mizukoshi, Shun Ishiyama, Kiichi Sgimoto, Yutaka Kojima, Michitoshi Goto, Yuichi Tomiki, Takashi Yao, Kazuhiro Sakamoto
This case involved an 80-year-old man who was seen for melena. Further testing revealed a tubular adenocarcinoma 50 mm in size in the rectum. In addition, an anal fistula was noted behind the anus along with induration. A biopsy of tissue from the external (secondary) opening of the fistula also revealed adenocarcinoma. Nodules suspected of being metastases were noted in both lung fields. The patient was diagnosed with rectal cancer, a cancer arising from an anal fistula, and a metastatic pulmonary tumor, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy was begun...
December 2015: Surgical Case Reports
Jolanta Hauer, Artur Szlubowski, Katarzyna Żanowska, Lucyna Rudnicka-Sosin, Łukasz Trybalski, Zbigniew Grochowski, Tomasz Gil, Janusz Włodarczyk, Janusz Warmus, Piotr Kocoń, Tomasz Smęder, Jarosław Kużdżał
INTRODUCTION: The exclusion of mediastinal involvement in patients with non-small cell lung cancer is essential for choosing an appropriate therapy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze the ability of a new minimally invasive strategy combining positron emission tomography (PET), endobronchial ultrasound needle aspiration (EBUS-NA), and endoscopic ultrasound needle aspiration (EUS-NA) to exclude mediastinal nodal metastases of non-small cell lung cancer...
2015: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
S Bertz, A Hartmann, R Knüchel-Clarke, N T Gaisa
Bladder cancer shows rare variants and special subtypes with diverse prognostic importance and therefore may necessitate different therapeutic approaches. For pathologists it is important to histologically diagnose and specify such variants. Nested variants of urothelial carcinoma with inconspicuous, well-formed tumor cell nests present with an aggressive course. The plasmacytoid variant, which morphologically resembles plasma cells is associated with a shorter survival time and a high frequency of peritoneal metastasis...
February 2016: Der Pathologe
Jing Zhao, Xilin Zhang, Zhuo Chen, Jian-Hua Wu
Bazex syndrome, a rare paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by psoriasiform eruptions, palmoplantar keratosis, and symmetric onychodystrophy, is most prevalent with squamous cell carcinomas of the upper aerodigestive tract.Here, we reported an uncommon case of Bazex syndrome about an 83-year-old man with pulmonary adenocarcinoma and osseous metastasis, Physical examination found psoriasiform eruptions on the nose, cheeks, ears, knees, and the dorsa of interphalangeal joints, along with plantar keratosis and symmetric onychodystrophy involving hands and feet...
January 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Xiaoyan Li, Hui Yang, Jing Zhao, Hongjun Gao
Lung adenocarcinoma can be accompanied by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation. As a consequence, targeted therapy based on screening of tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) is necessary. Spinal cord metastasis of lung cancer is a serious clinical problem. Here, we report a case of lung adenocarcinoma with severe spinal cord metastasis that was successfully treated with a second administration of an EGFR-TKI. Magnetic resonance imaging showed spinal cord metastasis to the cervical vertebrae. The patient received a second administration of an EGFR-TKI (150 mg/day erlotinib)...
2015: OncoTargets and Therapy
Takamitsu Asano, Osamu Takakuwa, Ken Maeno, Tetsuya Oguri, Akio Niimi
A 65-year-old man presented with pulmonary nodules and a right humeral fracture. The 99mTc-hydroxy-methylene-diphosphonate (HMDP) bone scintigraphy showed high-intensity radioisotope (RI) uptake by a tumor of the right arm. Adenocarcinoma of the lung with an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation was diagnosed on pathological examination of the computed tomography (CT)-guided needle biopsy of the right humerus. Although, gefitinib therapy was initiated, the tumor progressed. The patient was then treated with second-line chemotherapy including bevacizumab...
July 2015: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Kinji Nishiyama, Ken Kodama, Teruki Teshima, Hirohito Tada
OBJECTIVE: A second lung cancer is occasionally observed in patients who underwent surgical resection of the index lung cancer. The purpose of this study is to evaluate stereotactic body radiation therapy for second lung cancer. METHODS: Fifty-one medically inoperable patients who underwent stereotactic body radiation therapy for second lung cancer were the subjects: 31 cases of multiple primary lung cancer and 20 of pulmonary metastasis from the index cancer. Clinical stage was T1a in 27 patients, T1b in 13 patients and T2a in 11 patients, and 70% of subjects had impaired respiratory function...
October 2015: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
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