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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939741/tumor-heterogeneity-predicts-metastatic-potential-in-colorectal-cancer
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Je-Gun Joung, Bo Young Oh, Hye Kyung Hong, Hisham Al-Khalidi, Faisal Al-Alem, Hae-Ock Lee, Joon Seol Bae, Jinho Kim, Hong-Ui Cha, Maram Alotaibi, Yong Beom Cho, Mazen Hassanain, Woong-Yang Park, Woo Yong Lee
Purpose: Tumors continuously evolve to maintain growth; secondary mutations facilitate this process, resulting in high tumor heterogeneity. In this study, we compared mutations in paired primary and metastatic colorectal cancer tumor samples to determine whether tumor heterogeneity can predict tumor metastasis. Experimental Design: Somatic variations in 46 pairs of matched primary-liver metastatic tumors and 42 primary tumors without metastasis were analyzed by whole-exome sequencing. Tumor clonality was estimated from single-nucleotide and copy-number variations...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920414/morbidity-and-mortality-and-predictors-of-outcome-following-hepatectomy-at-a-saudi-tertiary-care-center
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Faisal Al-Alem, Rafif Essam Mattar, Ola Abdelmonem Fadl, Abdulsalam Alsharabi, Faisal Al-Saif, Mazen Hassanain
BACKGROUND: Hepatic resection is a major surgical procedure. Data on outcomes of hepatectomy in Saudi Arabia are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To measure morbidity and mortality and assess predictors of outcome after hepatectomy. DESIGN: Descriptive study. SETTING: Tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia with well established hepatobiliary surgery unit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients undergoing liver resection in our institute during 2006-2014...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748323/colorectal-cancer-liver-metastasis-trends-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Mazen Hassanain, Faisal Al-Alem, Eve Simoneau, Thamer A Traiki, Faisal Alsaif, Abdulsalam Alsharabi, Heba Al-Faris, Khalid Al-Saleh
BACKGROUND/AIM: To elucidate colorectal cancer (CRC) disease patterns, demographics, characteristics, stage at presentation, metastases, and survival rates of patients, particularly those with liver metastases, at our center as the first report from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective, single-center database study based on the histological diagnosis of CRC in patients seen at the King Khalid University Hospital between 2007 and 2011...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26811608/preoperative-selection-of-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastasis-for-hepatic-resection
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Rafif E Mattar, Faisal Al-Alem, Eve Simoneau, Mazen Hassanain
Surgical resection of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) has a well-documented improvement in survival. To benefit from this intervention, proper selection of patients who would be adequate surgical candidates becomes vital. A combination of imaging techniques may be utilized in the detection of the lesions. The criteria for resection are continuously evolving; currently, the requirements that need be met to undergo resection of CRLM are: the anticipation of attaining a negative margin (R0 resection), whilst maintaining an adequate functioning future liver remnant...
January 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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