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#1
Katharina Nimptsch, Annika Steffen, Tobias Pischon
A substantial increase in the incidence of oesophageal adenocarcinoma has been observed in Western countries during the past 30 years, which may be related to the parallel rise of the obesity prevalence. On the other hand, incidence rates of oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas, the other major histological type of oesophageal cancer, have remained relatively stable. Epidemiological research of the past decades has identified obesity as risk factor for oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Studies investigating general obesity as assessed by body mass index (BMI) provide evidence for a strong positive association with oesophageal adenocarcinoma...
2016: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902130/cytosponge-test-could-be-an-alternative-to-endoscopy
#2
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A 'sponge on a string' pill test can identify people with Barrett's oesophagus who are at low risk of developing oesophageal cancer, say University of Cambridge researchers.
November 30, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898747/-review-of-medical-or-combined-treatment-of-local-or-locally-advanced-oesophageal-cancer
#3
Tünde Nagy, Gábor Rubovszky
More than 800 oesophageal tumours are diagnosed each year in Hungary. The disease is characterized by high mortality. The curative treatment traditionally surgical, although the study results of recent decades pointed out that patient outcome can be improved with the proper application of radio- and chemotherapy. The diverse study designs, the low number of recruited patients and the sometimes conflicting results make the determination of optimal treatment difficult. The aim of this work is to facilitate the choice of treatment modality with the best outcome, especially with the view of medical oncologists...
November 29, 2016: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888615/unconjugated-secondary-bile-acids-activate-the-unfolded-protein-response-and-induce-golgi-fragmentation-via-a-src-kinase-dependant-mechanism
#4
Ruchika Sharma, Francis Quilty, John F Gilmer, Aideen Long, Anne-Marie Byrne
Bile acids are components of gastro-duodenal refluxate and regarded as causative agents in oesophageal disease but the precise mechanisms are unknown. Here we demonstrate that a specific subset of physiological bile acids affect the protein secretory pathway by inducing ER stress, activating the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) and causing disassembly of the Golgi apparatus in oesophageal cells. Deoxycholic acid (DCA), Chemodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) and Lithocholic acid (LCA) activated the PERK arm of the UPR, via phosphorylation of eIF2α and up-regulation of ATF3, CHOP and BiP/GRP78...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885434/evaluation-of-mir-21-and-mir-375-as-prognostic-biomarkers-in-oesophageal-cancer-in-high-risk-areas-in-china
#5
Yutong He, Jing Jin, LiQun Wang, Yuejiao Hu, Di Liang, Huichai Yang, Yueping Liu, Baoen Shan
MicroRNAs have been associated with prognosis in oesophageal cancer (EC), suggesting that miRNAs could play a role in guiding treatment decisions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic potential of miRNAs found to be associated with zinc deficiency in a geographical area with a high incidence of EC. miRNAs found to be associated with zinc deficiency were isolated from EC cell lines cultured with various Zn levels. The expression levels of the miRNAs were quantified using qRT-PCR. The potential prognostic value of the selected miRNAs was assessed in a cohort study of 88 patients from an area in China with a high incidence of EC...
November 24, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876206/synergistic-anti-cancer-effects-of-galangin-and-berberine-through-apoptosis-induction-and-proliferation-inhibition-in-oesophageal-carcinoma-cells
#6
Kewei Ren, Wenzhe Zhang, Gang Wu, Jianzhuang Ren, Huibin Lu, Zongming Li, Xinwei Han
Galangin is an active pharmacological ingredient from propolis and Alpinia officinarum Hance, and has been reported to have anti-cancer and antioxidative properties. Berberine, a major component of Berberis vulgaris extract, exhibits potent anti-cancer activities through distinct molecular mechanisms. However, the anticancer effect of galangin in combination with berberine is still unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated that the combination of galangin with berberine synergistically resulted in cell growth inhibition, apoptosis and cell cycle arrest at G2/M phase with the increased intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in oesophageal carcinoma cells...
November 18, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875523/a-protein-fragment-derived-from-dna-topoisomerase-i-as-a-novel-tumour-associated-antigen-for-the-detection-of-early-stage-carcinoma
#7
Shang-Mian Yie, Shang-Rong Ye, Xiao-Li Ma, Ke Xie, Jian-Bo Zhang, Mei Cao, Xu He, Zhen-Bo Hu, Cheng-Lu Yang, Jia Zhang, Jie Zeng
BACKGROUND: The production of autoantibodies against tumour-associated antigens (TAAs) is believed to reflect greater immunologic reactivity in cancer patients and enhanced immune surveillance for cancer cells. Over the past few decades, a number of different TAAs and their corresponding autoantibodies have been investigated. However, positive frequency of autoantibody detection in cancer patients has been relatively low. Here we describe a novel TAA that was a fragment derived from human DNA-topoiomerase I and an autoantibody against the novel TAA with relatively high positive frequency in the sera of early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), gastric cancer (GC), colorectal cancer (CRC) and oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC)...
November 22, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874279/cucurmin-anticancer-and-antitumor-perspectives-a-comprehensive-review
#8
Muhammad Imran, Farhan Saeed, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Umair Arshad, Azmat Ullah, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria
Cucurmin, a naturally yellow component isolated from turmeric, ability to prevent various life-style related disorders. The current review article mainly emphasizes on different anticancer perspectives of cucurmin i.e. colon, cervical, uterine, ovarian, prostate head and neck, breast, pulmonary, stomach and gastric, pancreatic, bladder oral, oesophageal and bone cancer. It holds a mixture of strong bioactive molecule known as cucurminoids that has ability to reduce cancer/tumor at initial, promotion and progression stages of tumor development...
November 22, 2016: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870056/cure-of-cancer-for-7-cancer-sites-in-the-flemish-region
#9
Geert Silversmit, David Jegou, Evelien Vaes, Elke Van Hoof, Els Goetghebeur, Liesbet Van Eycken
Cumulative relative survival curves for many cancers reach a plateau several years after diagnosis, indicating that the cancer survivor group has reached "statistical" cure. Parametric mixture cure model analysis on grouped relative survival curves provide an interesting way to determine the proportion of statistically cured cases and the mean survival time of the fatal cases in particular for population-based cancer registries. Based on the relative survival data from the Belgian Cancer Registry, parametric cure models were applied to seven cancer sites (cervix, colon, corpus uteri, skin melanoma, pancreas, stomach and oesophagus), at the Flemish Regional level for the incidence period 1999 to 2011...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854031/evaluation-of-18-f-fluorothymidine-positron-emission-tomography-18-f-flt-pet-ct-methodology-in-assessing-early-response-to-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-gastro-oesophageal-cancer
#10
R Sharma, P Mapelli, G B Hanna, R Goldin, D Power, A Al-Nahhas, S Merchant, R Ramaswami, A Challapalli, T Barwick, E O Aboagye
BACKGROUND: 3'-Deoxy-3'-[(18)F]fluorothymidine ([(18)F]FLT) PET has limited utility in abdominal imaging due to high physiological hepatic uptake of a tracer. We evaluated [(18)F]FLT-PET/CT combined with a temporal-intensity information-based voxel-clustering approach termed kinetic spatial filtering (KSF) to improve tumour visualisation in patients with locally advanced and metastatic gastro-oesophageal cancer and as a marker of early response to chemotherapy. Dynamic [(18)F]FLT-PET/CT data were collected before and 3 weeks post first cycle of chemotherapy...
December 2016: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846903/prontox-proton-therapy-to-reduce-acute-normal-tissue-toxicity-in-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-carcinomas-nsclc-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#11
Sebastian Zschaeck, Monique Simon, Steffen Löck, Esther G C Troost, Kristin Stützer, Patrick Wohlfahrt, Steffen Appold, Sebastian Makocki, Rebecca Bütof, Christian Richter, Michael Baumann, Mechthild Krause
BACKGROUND: Primary radiochemotherapy with photons is the standard treatment for locally advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Acute radiation-induced side effects such as oesophagitis and radiation pneumonitis limit patients' quality of life, and the latter can be potentially life-threatening. Due to its distinct physical characteristics, proton therapy enables better sparing of normal tissues, which is supposed to translate into a reduction of radiation-induced side effects...
November 15, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843591/descriptive-statistical-analysis-of-a-real-life-cohort-of-2419-patients-with-brain-metastases-of-solid-cancers
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Anna S Berghoff, Sophie Schur, Lisa M Füreder, Brigitte Gatterbauer, Karin Dieckmann, Georg Widhalm, Johannes Hainfellner, Christoph C Zielinski, Peter Birner, Rupert Bartsch, Matthias Preusser
AIM: We provide a descriptive statistical analysis of baseline characteristics and the clinical course of a large real-life cohort of brain metastases (BM) patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review for patients treated for BM of solid cancers at the Medical University of Vienna between 1990 and 2011. RESULTS: We identified a total of 2419 BM patients (50.5% male, 49.5% female, median age 59 years). The primary tumour was lung cancer in 43...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835633/tumor-specific-d-dimer-concentration-ranges-and-influencing-factors-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jing Yu, Dongqing Li, Dansheng Lei, Feng Yuan, Feng Pei, Huifeng Zhang, Anming Yu, Kun Wang, Hu Chen, Liang Chen, Xianglei Wu, Xianli Tong, Yefu Wang
D-dimer level in cancer patients is associated with risk of venous thromboembolism and deep venous thrombosis. Most cancer patients have "abnormal" D-dimer levels based on the current normal reference range. To investigate tumor-specific D-dimer reference range, we compared D-dimer levels for nine different tumour types with healthy controls by using simultaneous quantile regression and constructing a median, 5th percentile, and 95th percentile model of normal tumour D-dimer concentration. Associations with tumour primary site, stage, pathological type, and treatment were also explored...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832663/mir-146a-5p-mediates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-via-targeting-notch2
#14
Cong Wang, Wenxue Zhang, Lin Zhang, Xuan Chen, Fang Liu, Jing Zhang, Shanghui Guan, Yi Sun, Pengxiang Chen, Ding Wang, Effat Un Nesa, Yufeng Cheng, George M Yousef
BACKGROUND: Our previous study found that dysregulated microRNA-146a-5p (miR-146a-5p) is involved in oesophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC) proliferation. This article aimed to evaluate its detailed mechanisms in ESCC epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) progression. METHODS: Invasion assay, qRT-PCR and western blotting were used to validate the roles of miR-146a-5p and Notch2 in EMT progression. miRNA target gene prediction databases and dual-luciferase reporter assay were used to validate the target gene...
November 10, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829946/double-stenting-for-malignant-oesophago-respiratory-fistula
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Janusz Włodarczyk, Jarosław Kużdżał
INTRODUCTION: The close anatomical relationship between the oesophagus and bronchial tree results in formation of an oesophago-respiratory fistula in a subset of patients with advanced oesophageal or lung cancer. In those patients stenting of both the oesophagus and tracheobronchial tree is a valid option of palliative treatment. AIM: To determine the effectiveness, tolerance, quality of life, safety and survival after double stenting procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database was performed, concerning consecutive patients with oesophago-respiratory fistulas treated with double stenting...
2016: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816831/health-related-quality-of-life-10-years-after-oesophageal-cancer-surgery
#16
Anna Schandl, Jesper Lagergren, Asif Johar, Pernilla Lagergren
PURPOSE: To determine whether oesophageal cancer survivors recover in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) within 10 years of surgery. METHODS: A prospective, nationwide, population-based cohort study including 90% of all oesophageal cancer surgery patients in Sweden in 2001-2005, with follow-up through 2015. HRQOL was assessed 5 and 10 years postoperatively, using questionnaires for cancer in general (EORTC QLQ-C30) and oesophageal cancer specifically (EORTC QLQ-OES18)...
November 3, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812016/circulating-vitamin-d-in-relation-to-cancer-incidence-and-survival-of-the-head-and-neck-and-oesophagus-in-the-epic-cohort
#17
Anouar Fanidi, David C Muller, Øivind Midttun, Per Magne Ueland, Stein Emil Vollset, Caroline Relton, Paolo Vineis, Elisabete Weiderpass, Guri Skeie, Magritt Brustad, Domenico Palli, Rosario Tumino, Sara Grioni, Carlotta Sacerdote, H B As Bueno-de-Mesquita, Petra H Peeters, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Marina Kvaskoff, Claire Cadeau, José María Huerta, Maria-José Sánchez, Antonio Agudo, Cristina Lasheras, J Ramón Quirós, Saioa Chamosa, Elio Riboli, Ruth C Travis, Heather Ward, Neil Murphy, Kay-Tee Khaw, Antonia Trichopoulou, Pagona Lagiou, Eleni-Maria Papatesta, Heiner Boeing, Tilman Kuehn, Verena Katzke, Annika Steffen, Anders Johansson, Paul Brennan, Mattias Johansson
Experimental and epidemiological data suggest that vitamin D play a role in pathogenesis and progression of cancer, but prospective data on head and neck cancer (HNC) and oesophagus cancer are limited. The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study recruited 385,747 participants with blood samples between 1992 and 2000. This analysis includes 497 case-control pairs of the head and neck and oesophagus, as well as 443 additional controls. Circulating 25(OH)D3 were measured in pre-diagnostic samples and evaluated in relation to HNC and oesophagus cancer risk and post-diagnosis all-cause mortality...
November 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811857/phase-ii-study-of-chemoselection-with-docetaxel-plus-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-induction-chemotherapy-and-subsequent-conversion-surgery-for-locally-advanced-unresectable-oesophageal-cancer
#18
Tomoya Yokota, Ken Kato, Yasuo Hamamoto, Yasuhiro Tsubosa, Hirofumi Ogawa, Yoshinori Ito, Hiroki Hara, Takashi Ura, Takashi Kojima, Keisho Chin, Shuichi Hironaka, Takayuki Kii, Yasushi Kojima, Yasunori Akutsu, Hisayuki Matsushita, Kentaro Kawakami, Keita Mori, Yushi Nagai, Chika Asami, Yuko Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: The standard treatment for locally advanced unresectable squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oesophagus is chemoradiation with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (CF-RT). This multicentre phase II trial assessed the safety and efficacy of chemoselection with docetaxel plus cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (DCF) induction chemotherapy (ICT) and subsequent conversion surgery (CS) for initially unresectable locally advanced SCC of the oesophagus. METHODS: Patients with clinical T4 and/or unresectable supraclavicular lymph node metastasis were eligible...
November 22, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810380/surgical-and-long-term-outcomes-following-oesophagectomy-in-oesophageal-cancer-patients-with-comorbidity
#19
Hiroshi Ichikawa, Shin-Ichi Kosugi, Tatsuo Kanda, Kazuhito Yajima, Takashi Ishikawa, Takaaki Hanyu, Yusuke Muneoka, Takahiro Otani, Masayuki Nagahashi, Jun Sakata, Takashi Kobayashi, Hitoshi Kameyama, Toshifumi Wakai
INTRODUCTION: The elucidation of the clinical impact of comorbidities is important to optimize the treatment and follow-up strategy in oesophageal cancer. We aimed to clarify the surgical and long-term outcomes following oesophagectomy in oesophageal cancer patients with comorbidity. METHODS: A total of 658 consecutive patients who underwent oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer between 1985 and 2008 at our institution were enrolled. Based on the criteria of comorbidity as we defined it, we retrospectively reviewed and compared the surgical outcomes and survival between the comorbid (n = 251) and non-comorbid group (n = 407)...
October 31, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807706/is-clinical-research-in-oesophageal-cancer-in-south-africa-in-crisis-a-systematic-review
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E Loots, B Sartorius, T E Madiba, C J J Mulder, D L Clarke
Oesophageal cancer (OC) is responsible for the second highest number of cancer-related deaths in South Africa (SA). Squamous cell carcinoma is the most prevalent type with an incidence of 46.7/100,000 and 19.2/100,000 for males and females. This is a systematic review of the clinical diagnosis and management of OC within the South African context. This protocol was registered with the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO) (registration number CRD42016034053) with adherence to PRISMA guidelines...
November 2, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
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