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Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in rectal cancer

Michitaka Honda, Takashi Akiyoshi, Hisashi Noma, Atsushi Ogura, Toshiya Nagasaki, Tsuyoshi Konishi, Yoshiya Fujimoto, Satoshi Nagayama, Yosuke Fukunaga, Masashi Ueno
BACKGROUND: For patients with low-lying rectal cancer, the feasibility of anus-preserving surgery in combination with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) has been not well established from the perspective of patient-centered outcomes. METHODS: We investigated 278 patients with low-lying rectal adenocarcinoma from 2005 to 2012. We compared their symptoms and QOL scores of patients who underwent anus-preserving surgery with (n = 88) and without (n = 143) NACRT according to the Wexner scale, EORTC QLQ C-30, CR29, and the modified fecal incontinence quality life scale (mFIQL)...
October 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Kyung Ha Lee, Jin Soo Kim, Ji Yeon Kim
PURPOSE: Oral capecitabine has demonstrated to be safe and efficient as neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) for locally advanced rectal cancers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term oncologic outcomes of NCRT with capecitabine and radical surgery. METHODS: From January 2000 to June 2010, 238 patients were treated at our center for locally advanced rectal cancers using conventional NCRT with capecitabine and radical surgery. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to evaluate the factors associated with oncologic outcomes with log rank and Cox regression tests...
October 2016: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Rohen White, Farshad Foroudi, Joseph Sia, Mary Ann Marr, Daryl Lim Joon
INTRODUCTION: No consensus exists regarding the optimal treatment setup for neoadjuvant radiotherapy of rectal cancer using a 3D conformal (3D CRT) technique. Positioning the patient prone with a belly board aims to reduce the amount of small bowel irradiated. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with locally advanced rectal cancer underwent computed tomography (CT) planning for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Patients were simulated prone with a belly board and then in the supine position...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Yulia Kundel, Nicola J Nasser, Lea Rath-Wolfson, Ofer Purim, Natalia Yanichkin, Ronen Brenner, Tanya Zehavi, Yuval Nardi, Eyal Fenig, Aaron Sulkes, Baruch Brenner
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the expression of specific molecular markers in the rectal cancer biopsies prior to treatment, can correlate with complete tumor response to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) as determined by the pathology of the surgical specimen. METHODS: We retrospectively examined pretreatment rectal biopsies of patients aged 18 years or older with locally advanced rectal cancer who had been treated with neoadjuvant CRT and surgical resection in our tertiary-care, university-affiliated medical center, between January 2001 and December 2011...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Lin Xiao, Xin Yu, Wenjing Deng, Huixia Feng, Hui Chang, Weiwei Xiao, Huizhong Zhang, Shaoyan Xi, Mengzhong Liu, Yujia Zhu, Yuanhong Gao
We investigated the distribution of residual cancer cells (RCCs) within different layers of the bowel wall in surgical specimens and the value of biopsies of primary rectal lesion after preoperative volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) with concurrent chemotherapy in patients with rectal cancer. Between April 2011 and April 2013, 178 patients with rectal cancer who received preoperative VMAT, concurrent chemotherapy, and surgery were evaluated; 79 of the patients received a biopsy of the primary lesion after chemoradiotherapy and prior to surgery...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
Paola De Nardi, Sabrina Gloria Giulia Testoni, Maura Corsetti, Hulda Andreoletti, Patrizia Giollo, Sandro Passaretti, Pier Alberto Testoni
BACKGROUND: An altered anorectal function is reported after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and surgery for rectal cancer. AIM: The aim of this study was to clarify the relative contribution of neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgical resection on the impairment of anorectal function as evaluated by anorectal manometry. METHODS: Thirty-nine patients with rectal cancer, who underwent neoadjuvant CRT and laparoscopic rectal resection, were evaluated with the Pescatori Faecal Incontinence score, and with anorectal manometry: before neoadjuvant therapy (T0), after neoadjuvant therapy and before surgery (T1), 12 months after stoma closure (T2)...
September 22, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
Y Sun, P Chi, H Lin, X Lu, Y Huang, Z Xu, S Huang, X Wang
AIM: To assess the effect of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) on inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) nodal metastasis and identify predictors for IMA nodal metastasis in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) after nCRT. METHOD: Propensity score matching of 1167 patients with LARC was performed. Clinicopathological predictors and survival rates were analyzed using univariate and multivariate analyses. RESULTS: Compared to surgery alone, nCRT reduced the incidence of IMA nodal metastasis (before matching, 4...
September 24, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Arancha Cebrián, Teresa Gómez Del Pulgar, Maria Jesús Fernández-Aceñero, Aurea Borrero-Palacios, Laura Del Puerto-Nevado, Javier Martínez-Useros, Juan Pablo Marín-Arango, Cristina Caramés, Ricardo Vega-Bravo, María Rodríguez-Remírez, Felix Manzarbeitia, Jesús García-Foncillas
AIM: Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) plays a key role in mitotic cell division and DNA damage repair. It has been observed that either up-regulated or down-regulated Plk1 could induce mitotic defects that results in aneuploidy and tumorigenesis, probably depending on the context. Few previous reports have associated Plk1 expression with prognosis and response to radiotherapy in rectal carcinomas. The aim of this study is to investigate the prognostic impact of Plk1 expression and its role in predicting response to neoadjuvant cheomoradiotherapy in rectal cancer...
September 22, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Quanquan Zhao, Xiaohui Shi, Chuangang Fu, Enda Yu, Wei Zhang, Ronggui Meng, Hantao Wang, Liqiang Hao, Hao Wang
OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors associated with lymph node metastasis in rectal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2013, the clinical data of 178 patients with advanced rectal cancer undergoing radical excision after neoadjuvant CRT in our department were reviewed retrospectively. A total of 11 clinicopathologic factors relating to lymph node metastasis were studied using univariate and multivariate Logistic regression analyses...
September 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Mehmet Mihmanlı, Esin Kabul Gürbulak, İsmail Ethem Akgün, Mustafa Fevzi Celayir, Pınar Yazıcı, Deniz Tunçel, Tuba Tülin Bek, Ayhan Öz, Sinan Ömeroğlu
AIM: To investigate the prognostic effect of a delayed interval between neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and surgery in locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS: We evaluated 87 patients with locally advanced mid- or distal rectal cancer undergoing total mesorectal excision following an interval period after neoadjuvant CRT at Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul between January 2009 and January 2014. Patients were divided into two groups according to the interval before surgery: < 8 wk (group I) and ≥ 8 wk (group II)...
September 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
L Ge, C Lei, D He, Z Q Sun, Q S Wang, W M Zhao, H J Wang
Objective: To explore the efficacy of laparoscopic surgery in treatment of advanced mid-low rectal cancer following a long-term neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Methods: Clinicopathologic and perioperative data were collected retrospectively from 74 patients with advanced mid-low rectal cancer, who received both neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and resections between January 2010 and January 2013 at Xinjiang tumor hospital. Routine follow-up was conducted. The safety and long-term survival of 36 patients who underwent laparoscopic resection were compared with those of 38 patients who received conventional resection...
September 13, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Kensuke Kaneko, Kazushige Kawai, Shinsuke Kazama, Koji Murono, Kazuhito Sasaki, Koji Yasuda, Kensuke Ohtani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Keisuke Hata, Hiroaki Nozawa, Soichiro Ishihara, Teppei Morikawa, Masashi Fukayama, Toshiaki Watanabe
PURPOSE: The clinical implications of mucinous components in rectal tumors, especially with regard to the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, remain unclear. METHODS: One hundred and thirty rectal cancer patients who received curative resection after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were classified into 3 groups according to the proportion of extracellular mucin: low (<5 %), moderate (5-25 %), and high (>25 %)...
September 22, 2016: Surgery Today
Claus Rödel, Ralf Hofheinz, Emmanouil Fokas
The monolithic approach to apply the same schedule of preoperative 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)- or capecitabine-based chemoradiotherapy (CRT) to all patients with clinically staged TNM stage II/III rectal cancer need to be questioned. Five randomized trials have been completed to determine if the addition of oxaliplatin to preoperative 5-FU/capecitabine-based CRT offers an advantage compared with single-agent CRT. In contrast to the German CAO/ARO/AIO-04 trial, results from the ACCORD 12, STAR-01, PETACC-6 and NSAPB R-04 trials failed to demonstrate a significant improvement of early or late efficacy endpoints with the addition of oxaliplatin...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
Kunli Zhu, Qianqian Zhao, Jinbo Yue, Pengyue Shi, Hongjiang Yan, Xiaoqing Xu, Renben Wang
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) combined with surgery is a standard therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). The aim of this study was to assess the expression of GOLPH3 (Golgi phosphoprotein 3), a newly found oncogene, in LARC as well as its relationship with nCRT sensitivity and prognosis. We retrospectively analyzed 148 LARC cases receiving nCRT and total mesorectal excision (TME). Immunohistochemistry was used to assess GOLPH3 and mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) in tumor tissues. Then, the associations of GOLPH3 with pathological characteristics and prognosis of rectal cancer were assessed...
September 13, 2016: Oncotarget
Nabila Ansari, Michael J Solomon, Richard J Fisher, John Mackay, Bryan Burmeister, Stephen Ackland, Alexander Heriot, David Joseph, Sue-Anne McLachlan, Bev McClure, Samuel Y Ngan
OBJECTIVE: To compare acute adverse events (AE) and postoperative complication rates in a randomized trial of short-course (SC) versus long-course (LC) preoperative radiotherapy. BACKGROUND: Evidence demonstrates that adding neoadjuvant radiotherapy to surgery offers better local control in the management of rectal cancer. With both SC and LC therapy there is a potential for acute treatment-related toxicity and increased patient morbidity. METHODS: Eligible patients had clinical-stage T3 rectal adenocarcinoma within 12 cm of the anal verge with no evidence of metastasis...
September 14, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Chien-Hsin Chen, Po-Li Wei, Mao-Chih Hsieh, En-Kwang Lin, Jeng-Fong Chiou, Yen-Jung Lu, Szu-Yuan Wu
To investigate the outcomes of the selective neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in lower 3rd rectal cancer patients in different groups (with or without neoadjuvant CCRT), especially in survival rate, local recurrence rate, and sphincter preservation rate.From January 1999 to December 2012, 69 consecutive patients who had histologically proven adenocarcinoma of lower 3rd rectum, defined preoperatively as lower tumor margin within 7 cm from the anal verge as measured by rigid sigmoidoscopy, received total mesorectum excision (TME)...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jing Yu, Qing Xu, Jia-Cheng Song, Yan Li, Xin Dai, Dong-Ya Huang, Ling Zhang, Yang Li, Hai-Bin Shi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility and value of diffusion kurtosis (DK) imaging in assessing treatment response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). METHODS: Forty-one patients were included. All patients underwent pre- and post-CRT DCE-MRI on a 3.0-Tesla MRI scanner. Imaging indices (D app , K app and ADC values) were measured. Change value (∆X) and change ratio (r∆X) were calculated. Pathological tumour regression grade scores (Mandard) were the standard reference (good responders: pTRG 1-2; poor responders: pTRG 3-5)...
September 8, 2016: European Radiology
Eva Dreussi, Erika Cecchin, Jerry Polesel, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Marco Agostini, Caterina Boso, Claudio Belluco, Angela Buonadonna, Sara Lonardi, Francesca Bergamo, Sara Gagno, Elena De Mattia, Salvatore Pucciarelli, Antonino De Paoli, Giuseppe Toffoli
BACKGROUND: Pathological complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) is still ascribed to a minority of patients. A pathway based-approach could highlight the predictive role of germline single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The primary aim of this study was to define new predictive biomarkers considering treatment specificities. Secondary aim was to determine new potential predictive biomarkers independent from radiotherapy (RT) dosage and cotreatment with oxaliplatin...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Nikhil Suresh Ghadyalpatil, Chopra Supriya, Patil Prachi, Dsouza Ashwin, Saklani Avanish
GI cancer is not one cancer but is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system including gastric cancer (GC), colorectal cancer (CRC), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), esophageal cancer (EC), and pancreatic cancer (PC). Overall, the GI cancers are responsible for more cancers and more deaths from cancer than any other organ. 5 year survival of these cancers remains low compared to western world. Unlike the rest of the world where organ based specialities hepatobiliary, pancreatic, colorectal and esophagogastric exist, these cancers are managed in India by either a gastrointestinal surgeons, surgical oncologist, or a general surgeon with varying outcomes...
July 2016: South Asian Journal of Cancer
Jemma Bhoday, Fraser Smith, Muhammed R Siddiqui, Svetlana Balyasnikova, Robert I Swift, Rodrigo Perez, Angelita Habr-Gama, Gina Brown
BACKGROUND: Pathological complete response after chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer occurs in 10% to 30% of patients. The best method to identify such patients remains unclear. Clinical assessment of residual mucosal abnormality is considered the most accurate method. In our institution, magnetic resonance tumor regression grade is performed as routine to assess response. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the sensitivity of magnetic tumor regression grade against residual mucosal abnormality in detecting patients with a pathological complete response...
October 2016: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
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