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Hiroki Namikawa, Yasuhiko Takemoto, Ayako Makuuchi, Masanori Kobayashi, Shigeki Kinuhata, Mina Morimura, Takashi Ikebe, Hiromu Tanaka, Taichi Shuto
BACKGROUND: Most cases of disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow (DCBM) arise from gastric cancer. DCBM from pancreatic cancer is very rare. We herein present a case of DCBM from pancreatic cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old man was referred to our hospital for severe lumbago. Laboratory data indicated that he suffered from disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Non-contrast abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple bone masses but no other abnormal findings...
October 13, 2016: BMC Cancer
David Altree-Tacha, Jillian Tyrrell, Thomas Haas
CONTEXT: -CDH17, which is expressed in the intestinal epithelium, is a novel oncogene involved in tumor invasion and metastasis. A panel consisting of cytokeratin (CK) 7, CD20, and CDX2 antibodies is typically used to diagnose gastrointestinal adenocarcinomas. However, studies have shown that CDH17 is a highly specific marker for gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma and may be important in clinical diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: -To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of CDH17, CK20, and CDX2 antibodies in neoplastic tissues, with emphasis on colon, stomach, and esophageal gastrointestinal lineage...
October 20, 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Shotaro Shima, Tetsuro Toriumi, Yukihiro Nomura, Hajime Tamura, Minoru Hirano
A 68-year-old woman who presented with a left axillary mass was admitted. A computed tomography scan showed swelling ofthe left axillary and supraclavicular lymph nodes, but magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography(FDG-PET)did not reveal these primary sites. Histological findings of the axillary mass revealed a HER2-positive adenocarcinoma. We diagnosed the patient with axillary nodal metastasis ofadenocarcinoma ofan unknown primary site and treated her with neoadjuvant chemotherapy including paclitaxel and trastuzumab followed by doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Nancy Sharma, Boris G Naraev, Eric G Engelman, M Bridget Zimmerman, David L Bushnell, Thomas M OʼDorisio, M Sue OʼDorisio, Yusuf Menda, Jan Müller-Brand, James R Howe, Thorvardur R Halfdanarson
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to describe the outcomes of patients in the University of Iowa Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Database treated with peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). METHODS: One hundred thirty-five patients from the University of Iowa NET Database who received PRRT were analyzed, their characteristics were described, and survival was calculated. RESULTS: The median age at diagnosis was 51 years, and 64% were men...
October 18, 2016: Pancreas
John D Hainsworth, F Anthony Greco
BACKGROUND: Molecular cancer classifier assays are being used with increasing frequency to predict tissue of origin and direct site-specific therapy for patients with carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP). OBJECTIVE: We postulated some CUP patients predicted to have non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by molecular cancer classifier assay may have anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearranged tumors, and benefit from treatment with ALK inhibitors. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed CUP patients who had the 92-gene molecular cancer classifier assay (CancerTYPE ID; bioTheranostics, Inc...
March 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
David Hamilton, Vinidh Paleri
Morbidity and mortality associated with increasingly radical doses of chemoradiotherapy have led many to question the current standard of care in head and neck cancer. Recently, surgeons have developed minimally invasive, transoral techniques which have demonstrated excellent survival and favourable functional outcomes. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is the most recent, cutting edge in the evolution of transoral techniques; TORS allows surgeons unprecedented access to and visualisation of the upper aerodigestive tract...
October 11, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Alexander T Falk, Christophe Hébert, Antoine Tran, Marie-Eve Chand, Axel Leysalle, Juliette Thariat, Olivier Dassonville, Gilles Poissonnet, Alexandre Bozec, Esma Saada, Fréderic Peyrade, Karen Benezery
Concomitant radiotherapy and cetuximab association has shown superiority to exclusive radiotherapy for head and neck cancers. Data on this association are scarce for the elderly population despite its rising incidence. A retrospective monocentric data collection was performed in the Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Center in France. Inclusion criteria were: age >70 years at time of diagnosis, histologically proven head and neck epidermoid carcinoma, treated with radiotherapy combined with cetuximab. Thirty-five patients were included between 2008 and 2012...
October 11, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Hidetoshi Matsui, Shigemichi Iwae, Yuji Hirayama, Koichiro Yonezawa, Jun Shigeji
Bazex syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic dermatosis. The underlying malignancy frequently is squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract or cervical lymph nodes from an unknown primary site. We report a 63-year-old man with squamous cell carcinoma of cervical lymph nodes from an unknown primary site. He developed a mass on the right side of his neck, cutaneous lesions diagnosed as Bazex syndrome, hypoalbuminemia, and severe ascites. Right neck dissection was performed. After neck dissection, not only the cutaneous lesions, but also the severe hypoalbuminemia and severe ascites were improved...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
S M Crawford, J Skinner, E Coombes, A P Jones
AIM: A potential impact of the centralisation of cancer services in the UK is difficulty in gaining access for members of the population living far from them. This could lead to delayed presentation of cancer with more advanced disease and clinical deterioration at diagnosis. A patient may be recorded in the cancer registry as having cancer of unknown primary (CUP) if the clinical state at presentation precludes investigation. Other patients may be so recorded if investigation identifies sites of metastatic tumour but the primary is not found...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
Satona Tanaka, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Kyoko Hijiya, Masatsugu Hamaji, Hideki Motoyama, Akihiko Aoyama, Hiroshi Date
Patients after lung transplantation are at risk for postoperative malignancy mainly due to postoperative immunosuppression. Skin cancer and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) are common in Western countries. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 120 patients undergoing lung transplantation between April 2002 and July 2015 at Kyoto University. Postoperative malignancy developed in 14 patients(11.7%):PTLD in 8, gastric cancer in 2, breast cancer in 1, glioblastoma in 1, lung cancer in 1, and adenocarcinoma of unknown primary in 1...
October 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Kemal Ekici, Oztun Temelli, Mustafa Dikilitas, Ibrahim Halil Dursun, Nihal Bozdag Kaplan, Ersoy Kekilli
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical status, prognostic factors and treatment modalities affecting survival in patients with brain metastasis. We aimed to evaluate the whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) outcomes of patients with brain metastasis in our center. METHODS: Clinical data of 315 patients referred to our center between 2004 and 2014 with metastatic brain cancers were collected and analysed for possible relationships between survival time, age, gender, Karnofsky performance status (KPS), recursive partitioning analysis (RPA), primary tumor, number of brain lesions, surgery, radiation therapy scheme, extracranial metastatic status and primary disease control status...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
C R Du, H Ying, Y Zhang, R Zhai
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Einar Dale, Jon M Moan, Terje A Osnes, Trond V Bogsrud
FDG PET/CT is perceived as a valuable diagnostic tool in addition to the standard diagnostic workup for patients with isolated neck lymph nodes of squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (SCCUP). For patients with SCCUP intended for primary radiotherapy, we hypothesize that the previously reported FDG PET/CT detection rates are too high. From 2008 to 2015, 30 SCCUP patients were examined with FDG PET/CT. The objective of the FDG PET/CT examination was twofold: (1) improve the radiotherapy target definition, and (2) identify the primary cancer...
September 26, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Anna Spreafico, Shao Hui Huang, Wei Xu, Roberta Granata, Chen-Shin Liu, John N Waldron, Eric Chen, Jolie Ringash, Andrew Bayley, Kelvin K W Chan, Andrew J Hope, John Cho, Albiruni A R Razak, Aaron Hansen, Raymond Jang, Bayardo Perez-Ordonez, Ilan Weinreb, Paolo Bossi, Ester Orlandi, Lisa F Licitra, Yuyao Song, Brian O'Sullivan, Lillian L Siu, John Kim
AIM: The aim is to evaluate the impact of cisplatin dose modification on outcomes of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related (HPV+) and HPV-unrelated (HPV-) locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC) treated with chemoradiotherapy (CRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A pooled analysis was conducted of stage III/IV oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) and laryngo-hypopharyngeal cancer (LHC) patients treated with single-agent cisplatin CRT in 2000-2012 from two tertiary academic cancer centres...
November 2016: European Journal of Cancer
Marc R Rohrbach, Christopher J Britt, Michael Schwalbe, Aaron M Wieland, Gregory K Hartig
PURPOSE: Metastatic cervical carcinoma of unknown primary (MCCUP) is increasing in frequency owing in part to rising human papillomavirus (HPV)-driven oropharyngeal carcinoma. Identifying the primary site is valuable, because it is associated with increased survival and decreased morbidity. HPV-positive cervical nodal disease focuses attention on the oropharynx for directed biopsy examinations, including tonsillectomy. When the primary is small, carcinoma might not be apparent by traditional hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining alone...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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DNA methylation profiling may have potential in unmasking the origin of tumors classified as cancer of unknown primary. A diagnostic assay developed by the researchers, EPICUP, predicted the primary tumor site in 87% of 216 cases, and these predictions were subsequently verified through various tests, including immunohistochemistry.
September 22, 2016: Cancer Discovery
Malorie Simons, Jason Ferreira, Rashna Meunier, Steven Moss
Gastrointestinal (GI) melanomas are a rare diagnostic entity. Although there have been cases of melanomas solely in the GI tract, many debate their true origin: the gut versus a distant, undetected primary lesion that regressed known as melanoma of unknown primary. We present a case that involved diagnosing a GI melanoma and then backtracking to find a possible primary source. We review the most recent literature regarding possible etiologies of primary GI melanomas and how to differentiate whether it has a primary, metastatic, or unknown origin...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Deepak Sundriyal, Sumedha Kotwal
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is an aggressive malignancy and the rich vascular supply enables it to metastasize early via haematogenous route. Skin lesions are a late manifestation of the disease. Clinicians should be aware of cutaneous presentation of RCC while evaluating a case of unknown primary with skin lesions.
September 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Dan Xie, Kunpeng Hu, Ying Xian, Ying Wang, Xiaofeng Yuan, Mingliang Li, Xiaogang Bi, Kouxing Zhang
Peptic ulcer bleeding due to primary hyperparathyroidism is extremely rare. We report a case of a 42-year-old male with life-threatening acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to a duodenal ulcer and a history of kidney stones. Gastroscopic therapy, Billroth II gastrointestinal anastomosis and angiographic embolization were sequentially conducted to arrest the hemorrhage. A complete investigative work-up revealed that the duodenal ulcer bleeding was due to primary hyperparathyroidism coexisting with a parathyroid adenoma...
September 10, 2016: Gastroenterology Report
Emine Acar, Gamze Çapa Kaya, Hatice Durak
A 72-year-old man was diagnosed with well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor of unknown primary with liver metastasis. All liver lesions were detectable only on Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT and were negative on F-FDG PET/CT. Intrahepatic Y radioembolization therapy was planned, but the hepatopulmonary shunt fraction was found to be 31.6%. Because the hepatopulmonary shunt fraction greater than 20% is an absolute contraindication to radioembolization, we decided to give him Lu-DOTATATE therapy. He received 4 courses of Lu-DOTATATE and showed regression in posttherapy Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT imaging...
November 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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