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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974984/transarterial-infusion-of-epirubicin-and-cisplatin-combined-with-systemic-infusion-of-5-fluorouracil-versus-transarterial-chemoembolization-using-doxorubicin-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-a-retrospective-analysis
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Sung Won Lee, Hae Lim Lee, Nam Ik Han, Jung Hyun Kwon, Soon Woo Nam, Jeong Won Jang, Si Hyun Bae, Jong Young Choi, Seung Kew Yoon
BACKGROUND: More than one-third of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients are diagnosed at advanced stage with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) or extrahepatic metastasis. However, the outcomes of current therapeutic approaches are unsatisfactory. As a novel therapeutic strategy for unresectable HCC with PVTT, we analyzed the outcomes of transarterial infusion of epirubicin and cisplatin combined with systemic infusion of 5-fluorouracil (TAC-ECF) and compared its therapeutic effects and toxicity with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) using doxorubicin (DOX)...
October 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927132/downregulation-of-esophageal-cancer-related-gene-4-promotes-proliferation-and-migration-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Shujian Ge, Yali Xu, Hongliang Wang, Yaxin Sun, Xiangguo Tian, Zhixin Cao, Xiaoyan Lin, Jiawen Xu, Qiangxiu Wang
Esophageal cancer-related gene 4 (ECRG4) is a candidate tumor suppressor gene, which is involved in cell apoptosis, migration, infection and inflammation responsiveness; however, its expression level and clinical significance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. In the present study, the authors aim to evaluate the clinical significance and potential role of ECRG4 in HCC. Level of ECRG4 protein expression in HCC and peripheral tissues was investigated in tissue specimens obtained from 56 consecutive HCC patients by immunohistochemistry...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923632/liver-transplantation-in-patients-with-complete-portal-vein-thrombosis-renoportal-or-varicoportal-anastomosis-using-cryopreserved-vein-grafts
#3
H Aktas, A Ozer, O S Guner, E Gurluler, R Emiroglu
BACKGROUND: Despite technical developments in transplantation surgery, complete portal vein thrombosis still remains a challenge for restoration of adequate portal vein inflow. Renoportal or varicoportal anastomosis provides an effective alternative solution for patients with complete portal vein thrombosis. This study describes our experience with renoportal and varicoportal anastomosis during liver transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2014 and May 2016, 5 patients with complete portal vein thrombosis underwent extra-anatomic portal anastomosis...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922192/differentiation-of-malignant-thrombus-from-bland-thrombus-of-the-portal-vein-in-patient-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct
#4
Krishan Kant Agarwal, Dipalkumar Shah, Neha Shah, Manas Mayank
Hepatocellular carcinoma carries a high risk of invasion of the portal vein. Neoplastic and bland portal vein thrombi discrimination is of great clinical significance for determining the therapeutic approach, predicting survival, and assessing candidates for liver transplantation. F-FDG PET/CT may be helpful in discriminating between malignant and portal vein thrombi. We present the case of a 61-year old man who presented with hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein involvement. F-FDG PET/CT has a role in differentiating malignant from benign portal vein thrombosis...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894793/infiltrative-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-treated-with-a-single-high-dose-y90-radioembolization-and-subsequent-liver-transplantation-without-a-recurrence
#5
Meaghan S Dendy, Juan C Camacho, Johannes M Ludwig, Alyssa M Krasinskas, Stuart J Knechtle, Hyun S Kim
BACKGROUND: Infiltrative hepatocellular carcinoma with macrovascular invasion is a relatively rare presentation and usually fatal disease. METHODS: Both patients exceeded Milan and University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) criteria, and per Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer group guidelines, they were enrolled in a prospective open-label radioembolization phase II trial that gave them optimized lobar doses of Yttrium-90 as solely the first-line therapy without concomitant or additional pharmacological or locoregional therapies...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881759/combination-treatment-with-transarterial-chemoembolization-radiotherapy-and-hyperthermia-cert-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-final-results-of-a-prospective-phase-ii-trial
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Jeong Il Yu, Hee Chul Park, Sang Hoon Jung, Changhoon Choi, Sung Wook Shin, Sung Ki Cho, Dong Hyun Sinn, Yong-Han Paik, Geum-Youn Gwak, Moon Seok Choi, Joon Hyeok Lee, Kwang Cheol Koh, Byung Chul Yoo, Hüseyin Sahinbas, Seung Woon Paik
BACKGROUND & AIMS: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combination transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) followed by radiotherapy (RT) and hyperthermia (CERT) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT). METHODS: This single-institution, single-arm, prospective phase II study was performed from October 2013 to February 2016. The objective response rate (ORR) was evaluated at 3 months after CERT completion, and overall ORR was the primary end point...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879621/survival-analysis-of-advanced-hcc-treated-with-radioembolization-comparing-impact-of-clinical-performance-status-versus-vascular-invasion-metastases
#7
Rehan Ali, Ahmed Gabr, Nadine Abouchaleh, Ali Al Asadi, Ronald A Mora, Laura Kulik, Michael Abecassis, Ahsun Riaz, Riad Salem, Robert J Lewandowski
PURPOSE: In this study, we aim to compare the effects of prognostic indicators on survival analysis for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) C patients undergoing yttrium-90 radioembolization (Y-90). METHODS: A prospectively acquired database (2003-2017) for BCLC C hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients that underwent radioembolization with Y-90 was searched. The criteria for BCLC C status (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) of 1 or 2, metastases, and/or portal vein thrombosis (PVT)) were recorded...
September 6, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875374/yttrium-90-radioembolization-treatment-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-single-centre-prognostic-factors-analysis
#8
C Floridi, F Pesapane, S A Angileri, D De Palma, F Fontana, F Caspani, A Barile, A Del Sole, C Masciocchi, G Lucignani, G Carrafiello
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and the safety of Y90 radioembolization (Y90-RE) in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) analysing our results and correlating them with independent prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) and for complications. Forty-three patients with advanced inoperable HCC including those with multiple bilobar lesions or portal vein thrombosis (PVT) treated with Y90-RE were reviewed. Treatment efficacy and safety were evaluated. Survival was calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method...
September 5, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871990/transarterial-radioembolization-versus-concurrent-chemoradiation-therapy-for-locally-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a%C3%A2-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jeong Eun Song, Kyu Sik Jung, Do Young Kim, Kijun Song, Jong Yun Won, Hye Won Lee, Beom Kyung Kim, Seung Up Kim, Jun Yong Park, Sang Hoon Ahn, Jinsil Seong, Kwang-Hyub Han
PURPOSE: It is unclear whether the efficacy and safety of concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) and transarterial radioembolization (TARE) with (90)Y are comparable in patients with locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In total, 209 treatment-naive patients with stage B or C cancer according to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer classification who were treated with TARE or CCRT were analyzed. Propensity scores were calculated and matched at a 1:1 ratio for TARE versus CCRT using age, tumor size, tumor number, portal vein thrombosis, and Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer staging...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862714/serum-albumin-levels-in-relation-to-tumor-parameters-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#10
Brian I Carr, Vito Guerra
BACKGROUND: Serum albumin levels have been shown to have prognostic significance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as part of an inflammatory index. The aim of this study was to examine the possible relationship of serum albumin levels to parameters of HCC aggressiveness. METHODS: A large HCC patient cohort was retrospectively examined, and the possible relationships of albumin levels to tumor diameter, multifocality, portal vein thrombosis (PVT) and α-fetoprotein levels were examined...
August 28, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839440/phase-i-clinical-study-of-personalized-peptide-vaccination-combined-with-radiotherapy-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#11
Jie Shen, Li-Feng Wang, Zheng-Yun Zou, Wei-Wei Kong, Jing Yan, Fan-Yan Meng, Fang-Jun Chen, Juan Du, Jie Shao, Qiu-Ping Xu, Hao-Zhen Ren, Ru-Tian Li, Jia Wei, Xiao-Ping Qian, Bao-Rui Liu
AIM: To assess the efficacy and safety of a new treatment modality, cellular immune therapy based on personalized peptide vaccination (PPV-DC-CTL) combined with radiotherapy, for treating advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: A total of nine patients with advanced HCC were enrolled. Multidisciplinary consultation confirmed that all the patients definitely had no opportunity of surgery, because four patients had multiple liver metastases (the number of liver lesions > 3), one patient had liver metastases and portal vein tumor thrombosis, one patient had lung and bone metastases, two patients had liver and lung metastases and one patient had liver metastasis and peritoneal metastasis...
August 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834778/outcomes-of-radioembolization-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-marginal-functional-hepatic-reserve
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Derek M Biederman, Raghuram Posham, Raisa J Durrani, Joseph J Titano, Rahul S Patel, Nora E Tabori, Francis S Nowakowski, Aaron M Fischman, Robert A Lookstein, Edward Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of radioembolization (RE) as a therapy for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with marginal functional hepatic reserve. METHODS: A retrospective review of 471 patients (1/2010-7/2015) treated with RE (Therasphere, BTG, UK) was performed. A total of 36 patients (mean age: 66.1±9.3, male: 86.1%) underwent therapy for HCC with a MELD≥15 (median: 16, range: 15-22). Baseline demographics of the study cohort were as follows: etiology (HCV: 26, 72...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810886/factors-affecting-survival-after-concurrent-chemoradiation-therapy-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-retrospective-study
#13
Ja Kyung Kim, Jun Won Kim, Ik Jae Lee, Seung-Moon Joo, Kwang-Hun Lee, Eun-Suk Cho, Jeong-Sik Yu, Tae Joo Jeon, Yonsoo Kim, Jung Il Lee, Kwan Sik Lee
BACKGROUND: Concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) followed by hepatic arterial infusional chemotherapy (HAIC) was reported to be effective for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein thrombosis. However, transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is not preferred in this setting. The aim of this study was to assess the factors affecting survival after CCRT, including additional TACE during repeated HAIC. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients who underwent CCRT as the initial treatment for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage C HCC with vascular invasion between 2009 and 2016 were reviewed retrospectively...
August 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717362/treatment-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-failure-of-sorafenib-treatment-subsequent-or-additional-treatment-interventions-contribute-to-prolonged-survival-postprogression
#14
Masaaki Kondo, Kazushi Numata, Koji Hara, Akito Nozaki, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Makoto Chuma, Shin Maeda, Katsuaki Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is a first-line treatment option for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients; however, survival predictors upon progression have not been well characterized. In the present study, we aimed to show the efficacy of multidisciplinary therapy for patients who had failed to respond to sorafenib treatment. METHODS: Among 146 BCLC stage B or C HCC patients treated with sorafenib monotherapy between July 2009 and August 2014, the first radiological progression according to the modified RECIST was identified in 71 patients; factors predicting overall survival (OS) and survival postprogression (SPP) were analyzed in these patients...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695316/interobserver-variability-in-target-volume-delineation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-the-working-group-stereotactic-radiotherapy-of-the-german-society-for-radiation-oncology-degro
#15
E Gkika, S Tanadini-Lang, S Kirste, P A Holzner, H P Neeff, H C Rischke, T Reese, F Lohaus, M N Duma, K Dieckmann, R Semrau, M Stockinger, D Imhoff, N Kremers, M F Häfner, N Andratschke, U Nestle, A L Grosu, M Guckenberger, T B Brunner
BACKGROUND: Definition of gross tumor volume (GTV) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) requires dedicated imaging in multiple contrast medium phases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the interobserver agreement (IOA) in gross tumor delineation of HCC in a multicenter panel. METHODS: The analysis was performed within the "Stereotactic Radiotherapy" working group of the German Society for Radiation Oncology (DEGRO). The GTVs of three anonymized HCC cases were delineated by 16 physicians from nine centers using multiphasic CT scans...
July 10, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685257/budd-chiari-syndrome-hepatic-venous-outflow-tract-obstruction
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REVIEW
Dominique-Charles Valla
BACKGROUND: Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare disease characterized by hepatic venous outflow tract obstruction (HVOTO). METHODS: Recent literature has been analyzed for this narrative review. RESULTS: Primary BCS/HVOTO is a result of thrombosis. The same patient often has multiple risk factors for venous thrombosis and most have at least one. Presentation and etiology may differ between Western and certain Eastern countries. Myeloproliferative neoplasms are present in 40% of patients and are usually associated with the V617F-JAK2 mutation in myeloid cells, in particular peripheral blood granulocytes...
July 6, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660155/new-evidence-and-perspectives-on-the-management-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombus
#17
REVIEW
Jun Yin, Wen-Tao Bo, Jian Sun, Xiao Xiang, Jin-Yi Lang, Jian-Hong Zhong, Le-Qun Li
Portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) is an intractable condition but common phenomenon in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCC patients with PVTT may have worse liver function, a higher chance of comorbidity related to portal hypertension, lower tolerance to treatment and poorer prognoses. In Western guidelines, patients are offered palliative treatment with sorafenib or other systemic agents because HCC with PVTT is grouped together with metastatic HCC during the planning of its management. In recent years, various treatment options have become available for patients with HCC and PVTT...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643196/genetic-variants-in-cell-death-pathway-genes-and-hbv-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-among-a-chinese-han-population
#18
Fei Liu, Fuqiang Li, Limei Luo, Hanteng Yang, Yonggang Wei, Wentao Wang, Lvnan Yan, Tianfu Wen, Jiayin Yang, Bo Li
Cell death pathway plays an important role in apoptosis, and corruption of this signaling pathway has been shown to participate in carcinogenesis. We aimed at determining whether genetic variants in CASP8, CASP10 and CFLAR influence the development and clinical outcomes of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A hospital-based case-control study, including 600 HCC cases and 600 HBsAg positive controls without HCC, was conducted to assess the relationship between 11 tagging SNPs in CASP8, CASP10 and CFLAR and HBV-related HCC risk and prognosis in a Chinese Han population...
June 22, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633200/complete-response-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-to-sorafenib-another-case-and-a-comprehensive-review
#19
Tae Suk Kim, Ji Hoon Kim, Baek Hui Kim, Young-Sun Lee, Yang Jae Yoo, Seong Hee Kang, Sang-June Suh, Young Kul Jung, Yeon Seok Seo, Hyung Joon Yim, Jong Eun Yeon, Kwan Soo Byun
Since sorafenib was introduced in 2007 for treating advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), 15 patients have achieved a complete response (CR) in advanced HCC. However, only four of these reports can be regarded as real CRs involving adequate assessments including imaging, serum tumor markers, and histologic examinations of completely resected specimens. A 54-year-old man with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related liver cirrhosis (LC) presented to our unit. A CT scan demonstrated a 3.8-cm arterial hypervascular/portal-washout mass in the right lobe and invasion in the right portal vein...
June 20, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621635/clinical-impact-and-risk-factors-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-for-patients-on-wait-list-for-liver-transplant
#20
Martin Montenovo, Amir Rahnemai-Azar, Jorge Reyes, James Perkins
OBJECTIVES: The effect of portal vein thrombosis on the progression of liver disease is controversial, with no consensus on optimal treatment. We aimed to assess how portal vein thrombosis affects wait list outcomes, identify risk factors associated with its development while on a wait list, and assess its effects on patient and graft survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This US-based retrospective cohort study analyzed 134 109 adult patients on wait lists for or undergoing primary orthotopic liver transplant between January 2002 and June 2014...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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