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pancreas cancer metastatic

George Fotopoulos, Konstantinos Syrigos, Muhammad Wasif Saif
Cancer of the exocrine pancreas is a malignancy with a high lethal rate. Surgical resection is the only possible curative mode of treatment. Metastatic pancreatic cancer is incurable with modest results from the current treatment options. New genomic information could prove treatment efficacy. An independent review of PubMed and ScienceDirect databases was performed up to March 2016, using combinations of terms such pancreatic exocrine cancer, chemotherapy, genomic profile, pancreatic cancer pharmacogenomics, genomics, molecular pancreatic pathogenesis, and targeted therapy...
October 2016: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
Jonathan A Moreno, Antonio Sanchez, Robert M Hoffman, Saima Nur, Maria P Lambros
Pancreatic cancer remains one of the cancers for which survival has not improved substantially in the last few decades. Only 7% of diagnosed patients will survive longer than five years. In order to understand and mimic the microenvironment of pancreatic tumors, we utilized a murine orthotopic model of pancreatic cancer that allows non-invasive imaging of tumor progression in real time. Pancreatic cancer cells expressing green fluorescent protein (PANC-1 GFP) were suspended in basement membrane matrix, high concentration, (e...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Stergios Boussios, Ioannis Zerdes, Ourania Batsi, Vasilios P Papakostas, Esmeralda Seraj, George Pentheroudakis, George K Glantzounis
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic metastases are uncommon and only found in a minority of patients with widespread metastatic disease at autopsy. The most common primary cancer site resulting in pancreatic metastases is the kidney, followed by colorectal cancer, melanoma, breast cancer, lung carcinoma and sarcoma. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Herein, we report a 63-year-old male patient who presented -3.5 years after radical nephrectomy performed for renal cell carcinoma (RCC)-with a well-defined lobular, round mass at the body of the pancreas demonstrated by abdominal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Chenthuran Deivaraju, H Thomas Temple, Norman Block, Philip Robinson, Andrew V Schally
AIM: Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) is a neurohormone, secreted by the hypothalamus, which regulates the secretion of gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) from the pituitary. LHRH acts by binding to receptors located in the pituitary gland. These receptors (LHRH receptors) have also been found in the cytoplasm of many tumor cells that involve both the reproductive and non-reproductive organs. These receptors have been demonstrated in prostate and breast cancers, endometrial carcinomas, renal cell carcinoma, lymphoma, carcinoma of liver, pancreas and skin...
August 17, 2016: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
Mahdi Gharaibeh, J Lyle Bootman, Ali McBride, Jennifer Martin, Ivo Abraham
Effect sizes of efficacy of first-line treatments for (metastatic) pancreas cancer are constrained, underscoring the need for evaluations of the efficacy-to-cost relationship. We critically review economic evaluations of first-line chemotherapy regimens for pancreatic cancer since the 1997 introduction of gemcitabine. We searched PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE (1997-2015), and the websites of health technology assessment agencies. Two authors independently reviewed economic studies for eligibility in this review; evaluated peer-reviewed, journal-published studies in terms of the Drummond Checklist; and critiqued the technical and scientific merit of all studies...
September 14, 2016: PharmacoEconomics
Alexandra R Lewis, Juan W Valle, Mairead G McNamara
Pancreatic cancer is a disease that carries a poor prognosis. Accurate tissue diagnosis is required. Tumours contain a high content of stromal tissue and therefore biopsies may be inconclusive. Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) have been investigated as a potential "liquid biopsy" in several malignancies and have proven to be of prognostic value in breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. They have been detected in patients with localised and metastatic pancreatic cancer with sensitivities ranging from 38%-100% using a variety of platforms...
August 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Yasunari Nagasaki, Hiromichi Yamane, Nobuaki Ochi, Yoshihiro Honda, Nagio Takigawa
A 66-year-old woman presented with abdominal discomfort. Contrast-enhanced CT revealed a mass in the pancreas and multiple liver metastases. Pathological examination confirmed the mass to be primary pancreatic cancer. Endoscopic insertion of a biliary stent was performed to prevent common bile duct obstruction. Subsequently, she received combination chemotherapy, which resulted in a complete response. FDG-PET-CT after chemotherapy revealed a high uptake of FDG along the outline of the biliary stent, with complete disappearance of both the primary and metastatic tumors...
November 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Kazuhiko Ikeuchi, Yusuke Okuma, Taku Tabata
Immune checkpoint inhibitor is a verified standard of care as a second-line chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer. Management of immune-related adverse effects (irAEs) is crucial for ensuring patient safety. However, less frequent irAEs may result in complications. Here, we report a patient with recurrent lung adenocarcinoma who was treated with nivolumab and developed immune-related pancreatitis. A 66-year-old Japanese female with recurrent lung adenocarcinoma and metastatic lymph nodes presented with anorexia, vomiting, and back pain on day 18 of two cycles of nivolumab...
September 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Amalia Azzariti, Oronzo Brunetti, Letizia Porcelli, Giusi Graziano, Rosa Maria Iacobazzi, Michele Signorile, Aldo Scarpa, Vito Lorusso, Nicola Silvestris
Pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma lacks predictive biomarkers. CD40 is a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily. CD40-sCD40L interaction is considered to contribute to the promotion of tumor cell growth and angiogenesis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of serum sCD40L as a predictor in metastatic pancreatic cancer. We evaluated 27 consecutive pancreatic cancer patients treated with FOLFIRINOX (21 patients) or gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel combination (six patients). The sCD40L level was measured in serum by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay at baseline, at first evaluation (all patients), and at time to progression (18 patients)...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Anna Pellat, Marie Wislez, Magali Svrcek, Pascal Hammel, Pauline Afchain, Thierry André
Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine tumors are rare but their incidence is rising. High-grade neuroendocrine lung tumors, including small-cell lung cancer, are part of this group. Outside of the lung, they most often arise within the gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, guts and pancreas) and are called neuroendocrine carcinomas. Due to their rarity, very little is known about neuroendocrine carcinomas of the pancreas and the gastrointestinal tract and few studies have been done. Therefore, most therapeutic recommendations are issued from studies on small-cell lung cancers...
August 6, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
Barbara Grünwald, Veronika Harant, Susanne Schaten, Monika Frühschütz, Ria Spallek, Bastian Höchst, Katharina Stutzer, Sonja Berchtold, Mert Erkan, Olga Prokopchuk, Marc Martignoni, Irene Esposito, Mathias Heikenwalder, Aayush Gupta, Jens Siveke, Paul Saftig, Percy Knolle, Dirk Wohlleber, Achim Krüger
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) metastasizes to liver at early stages, making this disease highly lethal. Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP1) creates a metastasis-susceptible environment in the liver. We investigated the role of TIMP1 and its receptor CD63 in metastasis of early-stage pancreatic tumors using mice and human cell lines and tissue samples. METHODS: We obtained liver and plasma samples from patients in Germany with chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic intra-epithelial neoplasia, or PDAC, as well as hepatic stellate cells (HSCs)...
August 6, 2016: Gastroenterology
Daisuke Takei, Akihito Okazaki, Tomoyuki Minami, Juri Ikemoto, Naomichi Hirano, Keiji Hanada, Yuji Teraoka, Toshikatsu Fukuda, Shuji Yonehara
A woman was admitted to our department for lung adenocarcinoma and she was treated with left upper lobectomy. The carcinoembryonic antigen level had increased. Enhanced computed tomography showed a hypovascular tumor in the pancreatic tail and in the extension of the distal main pancreatic duct. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) clearly showed a low echoic lesion, and histological examination revealed adenocarcinoma. On immunostaining, the lesion was diagnosed as metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lungs. The patient was treated with chemotherapy for lung cancer and survived for 4 years after diagnosis...
August 2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Muralidharan K Chllamma, Natalie Cook, Neesha C Dhani, Kazim Giby, Anna Dodd, Lisa Wang, David W Hedley, Malcolm J Moore, Jennifer J Knox
BACKGROUND: FOLFIRINOX has been shown to significantly increase both overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in metastatic pancreas cancer. There is limited data regarding the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer. We present a retrospective study of patients with both locally advanced and metastatic pancreas cancer using FOLFIRINOX as first-line therapy in our centre. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of patients treated with FOLFIRINOX for pancreatic cancer at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, between December 2011 and July 2014...
September 6, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
H Zhou, A G Telonis, Y Jing, N L Xia, L Biederman, M Jimbo, F Blanco, E Londin, J R Brody, I Rigoutsos
GPRC5A is an orphan G-protein coupled receptor with an intriguing dual behavior, acting as an oncogene in some cancers and as a tumor suppressor in other cancers. In the pancreatic cancer context, very little is known about GPRC5A. By analyzing messenger RNA (mRNA) expression data from 675 human cancer cell lines and 10 609 samples from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) we found that GPRC5A's abundance in pancreatic cancer is highest (cell lines) or second highest (TCGA) among all tissues and cancer types. Further analyses of an independent set of 252 pancreatic normal and cancer samples showed GPRC5A mRNA to be more than twofold upregulated in primary tumor samples compared with normal pancreas (P-value<10(-5)), and even further upregulated in pancreatic cancer metastases to various organs (P-value=0...
2016: Cell Death & Disease
Cosimo Sperti, Gioia Pozza, Alessandra R Brazzale, Alessia Buratin, Lucia Moletta, Valentina Beltrame, Michele Valmasoni
INTRODUCTION: Metastases to the pancreas from other primary tumors are increasingly recognized in clinical practice, but the real role of surgery remains unclear. This study was designated to evaluate by a meta-analytic approach the results of surgical treatment for the most common malignancies metastasizing to the pancreas. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: MEDLINE, PubMED, Scopus and Web of Sciences were searched from January 2000 to December 2015. Studies reporting postoperative complications, postoperative mortality, disease-free and overall survival of patients undergoing resection for secondary tumours of the pancreas, were included...
October 2016: Minerva Chirurgica
W H She, T T Cheung, C R Jenkins, M G Irwin
Ultrasound has been developed for therapeutic use in addition to its diagnostic ability. The use of focused ultrasound energy can offer a non-invasive method for tissue ablation, and can therefore be used to treat various solid tumours. High-intensity focused ultrasound is being increasingly used in the treatment of both primary and metastatic tumours as these can be precisely located for ablation. It has been shown to be particularly useful in the treatment of uterine fibroids, and various solid tumours including those of the pancreas and liver...
August 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
Emre Demirci, Onur Erdem Sahin, Meltem Ocak, Burak Akovali, Jamal Nematyazar, Levent Kabasakal
PURPOSE: Ga-PSMA-11 is a novel PET tracer suggested to be used for imaging of advanced prostate cancer. In this study, we aimed to present a detailed biodistribution of Ga-PSMA-11, including physiological and benign variants of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis of 40 patients who underwent PSMA PET/computed tomography (CT) imaging and who had no evidence of residual or metastatic disease on the scans...
November 2016: Nuclear Medicine Communications
Seung Tae Kim, Su Jin Lee, Se Hoon Park, Joon Oh Park, Ho Yeong Lim, Won Ki Kang, Jeeyun Lee, Young Suk Park
BACKGROUND: We have conducted molecular profiling through a high-throughput molecular test as part of our clinical practice for patients with advanced gastrointestinal (GI) cancer or rare cancers including gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). Herein, we report on the molecular characterization of 14 metastatic GEP-NET patients. METHODS: We conducted the Ion AmpliSeq Cancer Hotspot Panel v2 (detecting 2,855 oncogenic mutations in 50 commonly mutated genes) and nCounter Copy Number Variation Assay, which was designed with 21 genes based on available targeted agents, as a high throughput genomic platform in 14 patients with metastatic GEP-NETs...
2016: Journal of Cancer
Satoshi Kamido, Toyofumi Abe, Motohide Uemura, Hiroshi Kiuchi, Ryoichi Imamura, Yasushi Miyagawa, Norio Nonomura
A 63-year-old male with a past history of left nephrectomy due to clear cell renal cell carcinoma at the age of 57 was admitted for further evaluation. Enhanced abdominal computed tomography revealed that there were several hypervascular tumors in the pancreas and a single hypervascular tumor in the gallbladder. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed to obtain pathological diagnosis. Microscopically, the tumor in the gallbladder was filled with clear cells and was diagnosed as metastatic gallbladder cancer from the previous clear cell renal cell carcinoma...
May 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Kamran A Ahmed, Jimmy J Caudell, Ghassan El-Haddad, Anders E Berglund, Eric A Welsh, Binglin Yue, Sarah E Hoffe, Arash O Naghavi, Yazan A Abuodeh, Jessica M Frakes, Steven A Eschrich, Javier F Torres-Roca
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Evidence from the management of oligometastases with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) reveals differences in outcomes based on primary histology. We have previously identified a multigene expression index for tumor radiosensitivity (RSI) with validation in multiple independent cohorts. In this study, we assessed RSI in liver metastases and assessed our clinical outcomes after SBRT based on primary histology. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients were identified from our prospective, observational protocol...
August 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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