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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641307/human-equilibrative-nucleoside-transporter-1-gene-expression-is-associated-with-gemcitabine-efficacy-in-advanced-leiomyosarcoma-and-angiosarcoma
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Bruno Vincenzi, Silvia Stacchiotti, Paola Collini, Francesco Pantano, Carla Rabitti, Giuseppe Perrone, Michele Iuliani, Alfonso Baldi, Giuseppe Badalamenti, Roberta Sanfilippo, Daniele Santini, Andrea Onetti Muda, Alessandro Gronchi, Paolo Casali, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Giuseppe Tonini
BACKGROUND: The expression of human equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (hENT1), the major gemcitabine transporter into cells, has been thoroughly investigated as a predictive marker of response to gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer and biliary tract cancers. Since gemcitabine is widely used in the treatment of leiomyosarcoma and angiosarcoma, we investigated the correlation between hENT1 expression and gemcitabine efficacy in these sarcoma subtypes. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 71 patients affected by advanced angiosarcoma (26) or leiomyosarcoma (45) treated within five Italian referral centres for sarcoma; among them, 49 patients (15 angiosarcoma, 34 leiomyosarcoma) were treated with gemcitabine...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638453/the-clinical-impact-of-c-met-over-expression-in-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-btc
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Mi Hwa Heo, Hee Kyung Kim, Hansang Lee, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Jeeyun Lee, Se Hoon Park, Joon Oh Park, Ho Yeong Lim, Won Ki Kang, Young Suk Park, Seung Tae Kim
Background: c-MET is a proto-oncogene that encodes the tyrosine kinase receptor for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). Activation of HGF-c-MET signaling involves cell invasiveness and evokes metastasis through direct involvement of tumor angiogenesis. However, the value of c-MET overexpression is still unknown in metastatic biliary tract cancer (BTC). Methods: We analyzed the incidence and clinicopathologic characteristics of c-MET overexpression in advanced BTC. Moreover, we investigated the value of c-MET overexpression in predicting response to gemicitabine plus cisplatin (GC), a first line standard regimen, and as a prognostic marker in metastatic BTC...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638176/gallbladder-carcinoma-in-the-united-states-a-population-based-clinical-outcomes-study-involving-22-343-patients-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-result-database-1973-2013
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Christine S M Lau, Aleksander Zywot, Krishnaraj Mahendraraj, Ronald S Chamberlain
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) is the most common malignancy of the biliary tract and the third most common gastrointestinal tract malignancy. This study examines a large cohort of GBC patients in the United States in an effort to define demographics, clinical, and pathologic features impacting clinical outcomes. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data on 22,343 GBC patients was abstracted from the SEER database (1973-2013). RESULTS: GBC was presented most often among Caucasian (63...
2017: HPB Surgery: a World Journal of Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636998/physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-for-predicting-irinotecan-exposure-in-human-body
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Yingfang Fan, Najia Mansoor, Tasneem Ahmad, Rafeeq Alam Khan, Martin Czejka, Syed Sharib, Dong-Hua Yang, Mansoor Ahmed
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Treatment of colorectal cancer remains a challenge to clinicians as well as drug developers. Irinotecan, a Camptothecin derivative, is successfully used for the treatment of this rapidly progressing malignancy and finds its place in the first line of therapeutic agents. Irinotecan is also effective in treating SCLC, malignant glioma and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. However, its adverse effects limit its clinical application...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632730/phase-2-study-of-combination-spi-1620-with-docetaxel-as-second-line-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-treatment
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Richard Kim, E Gabriela Chiorean, Manik Amin, Caio Max S Rocha-Lima, Jitendra Gandhi, William P Harris, Tao Song, David Portnoy
BACKGROUND: This multicentre, open-label study evaluated the efficacy and safety of SPI-1620, an analogue of endothelin-1, administered in combination with docetaxel as second-line treatment for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (ABTC). METHODS: Eligible patients received continuous cycles of combination therapy with SPI-1620 (11 μg m(-2)) and docetaxel (75 mg m(-2)) intravenously every 3 weeks until disease progression (PD) or intolerable toxicity...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628842/matching-genomic-molecular-aberrations-with-molecular-targeted-agents-are-biliary-tract-cancers-an-ideal-playground
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REVIEW
Loic Verlingue, Antoine Hollebecque, Valérie Boige, Michel Ducreux, David Malka, Charles Ferté
Biliary tract cancers (BTCs) are a heterogeneous group of tumours with geographical discrepancies in terms of incidence and risk factors. However, a convergent genomic and epigenetic mutational landscape emerges from the genome-wide screens of BTCs in South East Asia, Latin America and in the Western World. Specificities are observed for some alterations and anatomical subtypes: frequent fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) alterations are specific to intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (ICCs), whereas frequent ERBB2 oncogene alterations are specific to extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (ECCs) and gallbladder carcinomas (GBCs)...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622182/reflux-associated-cholecystopathy-analysis-of-76-gallbladders-from-patients-with-supra-oddi-union-of-the-pancreatic-duct-and-common-bile-duct-pancreatobiliary-maljunction-elucidates-a-specific-diagnostic-pattern-of-mucosal-hyperplasia-as-a-prelude-to-carcinoma
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Takashi Muraki, Bahar Memis, Michelle D Reid, Takeshi Uehara, Tetsuya Ito, Osamu Hasebe, Shinji Okaniwa, Naoto Horigome, Takeshi Hisa, Pardeep Mittal, Alexa Freedman, Shishir Maithel, Juan M Sarmiento, Alyssa Krasinskas, Jill Koshiol, Volkan Adsay
Pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is the anomalous union of the main pancreatic duct and common bile duct outside the Oddi-sphincter, allowing the reflux of pancreatic juice to the gallbladder. There is only limited awareness and understanding of the pathologic correlates of this condition, mostly from Japan; this entity is largely unrecognized in the West. In this study, 76 gallbladders from patients with PBM (64 from Japan; 12 from the United States) were analyzed and contrasted with 66 from non-PBM patients...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621674/skeletal-muscle-depletion-predicts-survival-of-patients-with-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-undergoing-palliative-chemotherapy
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Kyoung-Min Cho, Hyunkyung Park, Do-Youn Oh, Tae-Yong Kim, Kyung Hun Lee, Sae-Won Han, Seock-Ah Im, Tae-You Kim, Yung-Jue Bang
BACKGROUND: No prior study has investigated the dynamics of body weight with body muscle mass as a prognostic factor in advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) patients undergoing palliative chemotherapy. We investigated whether low skeletal muscle mass affects survival in patients with BTC, with a co-analysis of body weight loss and body mass index (BMI). RESULTS: By multivariate analysis, low skeletal muscle mass at diagnosis and decreased SMI during chemotherapy (p = 0...
June 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619747/successful-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-a-patient-with-advanced-stage-microsatellite-unstable-biliary-tract-cancer
#9
Elena Czink, Matthias Kloor, Benjamin Goeppert, Stefan Froehling, Sebastian Uhrig, Tim F Weber, Joern Meinel, Christian Sutter, Karl Heinz Weiss, Peter Schirmacher, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Dirk Jaeger, Christoph Springfeld
Cancers acquire multiple somatic mutations that can lead to the generation of immunogenic mutation-induced neoantigens. These neoantigens can be recognized by the host's immune system. However, continuous stimulation of immune cells against tumor antigens can lead to immune cell exhaustion, which allows uncontrolled outgrowth of tumor cells. Recently, immune checkpoint inhibitors have emerged as a novel approach to overcome immune cell exhaustion and re-activate anti-tumor immune responses. In particular, antibodies blocking the exhaustion-mediating programmed death receptor (PD-1)/PD-L1 pathway have shown clinical efficacy...
June 15, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616405/endoscopic-treatment-for-distal-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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REVIEW
Kazuya Matsumoto, Yohei Takeda, Takumi Onoyama, Soichiro Kawata, Hiroki Kurumi, Hiroki Koda, Taro Yamashita, Hajime Isomoto
Distal malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) leads to obstructive jaundice as a result of when the bile excretion from the liver is disturbed and induces hepatic failure and sepsis, which when complicated with cholangitis, it becomes necessary to perform drainage for the MBO. For biliary drainage, we can perform a surgical bypass operation, percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD), endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) via duodenal papilla, or endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD), which is a transgastrointestinal biliary drainage...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597043/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-treated-with-first-line-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-retrospective-analysis-of-740-patients
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Bum Jun Kim, Jaewon Hyung, Changhoon Yoo, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Seong-Joon Park, Sang Soo Lee, Do Hyun Park, Tae Jun Song, Dong Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim, Jin-Hong Park, Hyungwoo Cho, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Heung-Moon Chang
PURPOSE: Biliary tract cancer (BTC) is a heterogeneous group of diseases comprising intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer. Although gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GEMCIS) was established as the standard first-line chemotherapy based on the ABC-02 trial, more data are needed to define the clinical course of BTC and its prognostic factors with the standard GEMCIS treatment. METHODS: Between April 2010 and June 2016, 740 patients with histologically documented cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer were treated with first-line GEMCIS in Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea...
June 8, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597040/phase-ii-study-of-induction-gemcitabine-and-s-1-followed-by-chemoradiotherapy-and-systemic-chemotherapy-using-s-1-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Kentaro Sudo, Ryusuke Hara, Kazuyoshi Nakamura, Emiri Kita, Akiko Tsujimoto, Taketo Yamaguchi
PURPOSE: S-1 has systemic activity for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). Here, the efficacy and safety of induction gemcitabine (GEM) and S-1 (GS) followed by chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and systemic chemotherapy using S-1 for LAPC were assessed. METHODS: The treatment consisted of four cycles of induction GS (S-1 60, 80, or 100 mg/day based on body surface area for 14 days every 3 weeks plus GEM 1000 mg/m(2) on days 8 and 15), followed by S-1 (80, 100, or 120 mg/day based on body surface area on days 1-14 and 22-35) and concurrent radiotherapy (50...
June 8, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591092/the-role-of-radiation-therapy-in-upper-gastrointestinal-cancers
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David H Ilson
Upper gastrointestinal cancers are common and account for a high proportion of cases of cancer-related morbidity and mortality. Combined-modality therapy with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy is standard treatment for esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancers. For gastric cancer, the need to include radiation therapy appears to depend on the quality of the surgery performed. Radiation therapy plays an uncertain role in the surgical management of pancreatic cancer, and the results of ongoing clinical trials are awaited...
May 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588736/treatment-outcomes-of-concurrent-hyperthermia-and-chemoradiotherapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-insights-into-the-significance-of-hyperthermia-treatment
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Toshiya Maebayashi, Naoya Ishibashi, Takuya Aizawa, Masakuni Sakaguchi, Tsutomu Sato, Jiro Kawamori, Yoshiaki Tanaka
Patients with locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer (LAUPC) have a poor prognosis. In addition their quality of life impaired by cancer pain and biliary tract infections. Therefore, multimodality therapy and selection of optimal treatment methods are essential for achieving prolonged survival. The present study investigated the significance of using hyperthermia concurrently with multimodality therapy to improve treatment outcomes in patients with LAUPC. In total, 13 patients receiving concurrent hyperthermia and chemoradiotherapy (HCR) or chemoradiotherapy (CR) alone for LAUPC between 2002 and 2013 were analyzed retrospectively...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583526/gene-expression-profiling-of-peripheral-blood-from-kidney-transplant-recipients-for-the-early-detection-of-digestive-system-cancer
#15
M Kusaka, M Okamoto, M Takenaka, H Sasaki, N Fukami, K Kataoka, T Ito, T Kenmochi, K Hoshinaga, R Shiroki
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplant recipients are at increased risk of developing cancer in comparison with the general population. To effectively manage post-transplantation malignancies, it is essential to proactively monitor patients. A long-term intensive screening program was associated with a reduced incidence of cancer after transplantation. This study evaluated the usefulness of the gene expression profiling of peripheral blood samples obtained from kidney transplant patients and adopted a screening test for detecting cancer of the digestive system (gastric, colon, pancreas, and biliary tract)...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572460/capecitabine-extends-survival-for-biliary-tract-cancer
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Based on results of the phase III BILCAP study, adjuvant capecitabine should become standard treatment for patients with biliary tract cancer. Among 430 patients who were treated according to the study protocol, capecitabine was associated with a 25% lower risk of death than observation.
June 1, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567120/the-potential-role-of-comprehensive-genomic-profiling-to-guide-targeted-therapy-for-patients-with-biliary-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Hwajeong Lee, Jeffrey S Ross
Remarkable advancements in techniques of genomic profiling and bioinformatics have led to the accumulation of vast amounts of knowledge on the genomic profiles of biliary tract cancer (BTC). Recent largescale molecular profiling studies have not only highlighted genomic differences characterizing tumors of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts and gallbladder, but have also revealed differences in genomic profiles pertaining to associated risk factors. Novel genomic alterations such as FGFR2 fusions and IDH1/2 mutations in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and ERBB2 alterations in gallbladder cancer (GBCA) are emerging as targeted therapy options capable of advancing precision medicine for the care of these patients...
June 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552880/genotyping-analysis-of-bitter-taste-receptor-genes-tas2r38-and-tas2r46-in-japanese-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancers
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Michiko Yamaki, Hiroki Saito, Kunio Isono, Tomoko Goto, Hitoshi Shirakawa, Noriaki Shoji, Shizuko Satoh-Kuriwada, Takashi Sasano, Ryo Okada, Katsuyoshi Kudoh, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Michiaki Unno, Michio Komai
Type-2 bitter-taste receptors (TAS2Rs) are important for the evaluation of food quality and the nutritional control in animals. Mutations in some TAS2Rs including TAS2R38 are known to increase susceptibility to various diseases. However, the involvement of TAS2Rs in cancers has not been well understood. We conducted a pilot study by genotyping two TAS2R genes, TAS2R38 and TAS2R46, in Japanese cancer patients diagnosed with the following types of cancer: biliary tract cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer and gastric cancer...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544747/k-ras-mutation-and-amplification-status-is-predictive-of-resistance-and-high-basal-pakt-is-predictive-of-sensitivity-to-everolimus-in-biliary-tract-cancer-cell-lines
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Yvonne Yeung, David K Lau, Fiona Chionh, Hoanh Tran, Janson W T Tse, Andrew J Weickhardt, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Andrew M Scott, Niall C Tebbutt, John M Mariadason
Advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) has a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. The PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway is hyperactivated in a subset of BTCs and clinical activity to the mTOR inhibitor everolimus has been observed in some BTC patients. The goal of this study was to identify biomarkers predictive of everolimus response. Twenty BTC cell lines were assessed for everolimus sensitivity with a spectrum of growth inhibitory responses observed. Molecular biomarkers of sensitivity and resistance were identified by interrogation of the activation status of the Ras/MAPK and PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathways...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533658/checkpoint-inhibitors-in-gastrointestinal-cancers-expectations-and-reality
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EDITORIAL
Hampig Raphael Kourie, Samer Tabchi, Marwan Ghosn
Immune checkpoint inhibitors represent revolutionary anti-cancer agents, being rapidly approved in different malignancies and settings. Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers represent a wide variety of tumors with specific characteristics and different responses to various therapeutic alternatives; while some are chemo-sensitive others are chemo-resistant and only respond to more aggressive cytotoxic regimens, targeted therapies or a combination of both. Preliminary results of immune checkpoint inhibitors in some GI cancers are promising, namely in hepatocellular carcinoma, anal cancers and microsatellite instability high colorectal cancers...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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