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Yong-Sik Bong, Shahin Assefnia, Therese Tuohy, Deborah W Neklason, Randall W Burt, Jaeil Ahn, Hao-Wen J Jiang, Stephen W Byers
Vitamin D is implicated in the etiology of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, usually characterized by alteration in the APC/β-catenin/TCF tumor suppressor pathway. The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is also implicated in cardiovascular and skin diseases as well as in immunity. Activated VDR can indirectly alter β-catenin nuclear localization and directly suppress β-catenin/TCF mediated transcriptional activity. We treated VDR null mice with the carcinogen azoxymethane (AOM) and generated mice bearing a mutated APC (hypomorph) on a VDR null background (Apc1638N/+Vdr-/-)...
October 19, 2016: Oncotarget
Eleanor M Osborne, Cathy Eng, John M Skibber, Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas, George J Chang, Yi-Qian Nancy You, Brian K Bednarski, Bruce D Minsky, Marc E Delclos, Eugene Koay, Sunil Krishnan, Christopher H Crane, Prajnan Das
OBJECTIVES: Although chemoradiation is the standard of care for anal cancer, limited data exist regarding pelvic reirradiation (re-RT) for recurrent disease. We investigated toxicity and outcomes in patients who received prior pelvic radiation therapy (RT), and subsequently underwent hyperfractionated accelerated re-RT to the pelvis for recurrent anal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed records of 10 patients with recurrent anal squamous cell carcinoma who previously received pelvic RT to at least 30 Gy as a component of their chemoradiation and underwent re-RT in 1...
October 17, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Alfonso Reginelli, Luca Roberto, Francesco Granata, Daniela Rega, Antonio Rotondo, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
Anal cancer is uncommon neoplasm with an incidence of 2 new cases per 100,000 per year in the USA, accounting approximately 0.4 % of all tumors and 2.5 % of gastrointestinal malignancies. An early detection of the anal cancer is crucial for the patient management, whereas the diagnosis at an early stage allows conservative management with sphincter sparing, on the contrary a delays in diagnosis might lead to an advance cancer stage at presentation with worst survival. According to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Anal Carcinoma guidelines the patients should be subjected to a careful clinical examination, including a digital rectal examination (DRE), an anoscopic examination, and palpation of inguinal nodes...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva, Aman Sharma, Surjit Singh, Subhash Varma
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: There is scarcity of data on the frequency of malignancies in HIV infected individuals from India. The objective of this study was to determine the type and frequency of malignancies in HIV infected individuals attending a tertiary care hospital in north India. METHODS: The study design included retrospective analysis of data of all HIV infected individuals registered in the Immunodeficiency clinic from December 2009 to December 2011 and a prospective analysis of HIV infected individuals registered from January 2012 to April 2013...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Van Morris, Cathy Eng
Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal (SCCA) remains a less common gastrointestinal malignancy despite a continued increase in the annual incidence in the United States and globally. The vast majority of all cases are attributed to persistent infection and integration into host cell DNA by human papillomavirus (HPV). For patients with metastatic anal cancer, there is currently no accepted consensus standard of care. Given the viral etiology associated with the oncogenesis of this tumor, great interest exists for the development of immunotherapy as a novel approach to improving clinical outcomes for patients afflicted with this disease...
October 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Takahiko Ito, Shuko Morita, Naoto Shimeno, Keiichiro Uehara, Yukihiro Imai, Tetsuro Inokuma
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the anal canal is seldom diagnosed at an early stage. Chemoradiation therapy is a standard in Europe and the United States, though in squamous cell carcinoma there is no evidence-based therapy. In Japan, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is the standard minimally invasive treatment for early stage cancer of the digestive tract, including the colorectum. Therefore, if the lesion is diagnosed at an early stage, ESD may be selected for anal canal lesions. We experienced two cases of early stage anal canal cancer in which the diagnosis and the extent of the lesions were confirmed using magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging (NBI), as well as performing ESD...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
G Cocorullo, R Tutino, N Falco, T Fontana, G Salamone, L Licari, G Gulotta
Rectal bleeding is very common in general population with a prevalence of 10-20 %. Primary care physicians have to stratify patients basing on urgency and on the colo-rectal cancer risk and to conduct a decision making for the correct management. We report a case of a 61-years-old woman, complaining rectal bleeding and an anal mass attended to their family doctor who does a visit but without a digital rectal examination and diagnosed a hemorrhoidal prolapse suggesting medical therapy. For the persistence of symptoms she comes to our service from emergency attention...
May 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Thomas Gryc, Oliver Ott, Florian Putz, Stefan Knippen, Dimitrios Raptis, Rainer Fietkau, Vratislav Strnad
PURPOSE: To analyze the efficacy of a protocol-based brachytherapy (BT) boost after external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with simultaneous chemotherapy in patients with anal carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: About 190 patients have been analyzed. Around 143 patients were identified with a good clinical response at the end of EBRT. Another 47 patients received an additional BT boost to the residual tumor at 6 weeks after end of chemoradiation. RESULTS: The 5-year incidence of local recurrence was 24% in patients with BT boost and 19% in patients without BT boost (p = 0...
October 3, 2016: Brachytherapy
Evie H Carchman, Kristina A Matkowskyj, Louise Meske, Paul F Lambert
INTRODUCTION: Autophagy is an intracellular catabolic process that removes and recycles unnecessary/dysfunctional cellular components, contributing to cellular health and survival. Autophagy is a highly regulated cellular process that responds to several intracellular signals, many of which are deregulated by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection through the expression of HPV-encoded oncoproteins. This adaptive inhibitory response helps prevent viral clearance. A strong correlation remains between HPV infection and the development of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the anus, particularly in HIV positive and other immunosuppressed patients...
2016: PloS One
Stefan Benz, Hagen Barlag, Michael Gerken, Alois Fürst, Monika Klinkhammer-Schalke
BACKGROUND: The long-term outcomes after laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer remain debatable, as randomized trials have reported similar outcomes for open and laparoscopic surgery but population-based data are scarce. Thus, it is unclear whether, outside of clinical trials, laparoscopic surgery that is performed as a standard clinical treatment has detrimental effects on patients' long-term survival. METHODS: This study examined a unified database of 30 German regional cancer registries for patients with colorectal cancer who were diagnosed between 2003 and 2011...
October 4, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Abdulwahid M Salih, F H Kakamad, Goran M Rauf
INTRODUCTION: Pilonidal sinus is a common benign disease that accounts for almost 15% of anal suppurations while basal cell carcinoma is the most common malignancy of the sun-exposed area occurring mainly on the head and neck. We report a case of basal cell carcinoma presented with signs and symptoms of PNS. A 40-year-old male presented with swelling of the lower back for 2 years. On examination, there was a round, mobile, soft 4×2.5cm mass on the sacrococcygeal area. Ultrasound showed subcutaneous cystic lesion...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
A Amini, B Jones, T Schefter, K A Goodman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
M K Garg, F Zhao, J Lee, J Sparano, J Palefsky, D Henry, W Wachsman, L Rajdev, D Aboulafia, E Mitchell, A Onitilo, B El-Rayes, N Nabbout, T Fitzgerald, R Mitsuyasu, A B Benson, L A Kachnic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
J C Hong, J Eng, A Faught, K Higgins, Y Cui, F F Yin, S K Das, B Czito, C G Willett, M Palta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
C M Mendenhall, M S Agarwal, A R Rao, S N Rizvi, J Kirwan, C G Morris, A T Johns, W J McAfee, D A Jones, W M Mendenhall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Dania Bucchi, Fabrizio Stracci, Nicola Buonora, Giuseppe Masanotti
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide. Exposure to HPV is very common, and an estimated 65%-100% of sexually active adults are exposed to HPV in their lifetime. The majority of HPV infections are asymptomatic, but there is a 10% chance that individuals will develop a persistent infection and have an increased risk of developing a carcinoma. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has found that the following cancer sites have a strong causal relationship with HPV: cervix uteri, penis, vulva, vagina, anus and oropharynx, including the base of the tongue and the tonsils...
September 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
A Vinayan, R Glynne-Jones
Radical concurrent chemoradiotherapy with 5FU and Mitomycin C is the standard-of-care for squamous-cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA). Phase III trials combined radiation doses of 50-60 Gy with concurrent Fluoropyrimidines, Mitomycin C and Cisplatin in various doses and schedules. CRT is highly successful for early T1/T2 cancers, but results in appreciable late morbidities and still fails to control larger and node-positive tumours. Compliance to chemotherapy is important for local control. Modern radiotherapy techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), rotational IMRT, image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) have enabled smaller margins and highly conformal plans, resulting in decreased radiation doses to the organs at risk and ensuring a shorter overall treatment time...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
Venkateswar R Surabhi, Christine O Menias, Ahmed M Amer, Mohamed Elshikh, Venkata S Katabathina, Amy K Hara, William C Baughman, Ania Kielar, Khaled M Elsayes, Cary L Siegel
Tumors and tumorlike conditions of the anus and perianal region originate from the anal canal and anal margin or result from direct extension of tumors from adjacent organs. The anatomy of the anal canal is complex, and its different histologic characteristics can lead to diverse pathologic conditions. The anal canal extends from the anorectal junction to the anal verge. The World Health Organization classification of anal canal tumors includes (a) anal intraepithelial neoplasia, the precursor of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and (b) invasive tumors...
September 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Jonathan M Soh, Glynis A Scott, Brian T Pavlovitz, Mary Gail Mercurio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 10, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Abel Cordoba, Alexandre Escande, Thomas Leroy, Xavier Mirabel, Bernard Coche-Dequéant, Eric Lartigau
PURPOSE: Evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of interstitial brachytherapy (IBT) after external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) or radio chemotherapy (RCT) for the treatment of anal canal cancers (ACC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 01, 1990 to 01, 2013, 103 patients (p) with ACC were treated with IBT after EBRT or RCT at our institution. Tumor node metastasis stage included Tis (1 p), T1 (18 p), T2 (46 p), T3 (33 p), and T4 (5 p). There was a lymph node involvement in 19 p...
September 2, 2016: Brachytherapy
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