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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815403/overexpression-of-topoisomerase-2-alpha-confers-a-poor-prognosis-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-identified-by-co-expression-analysis
#1
Zhou Zhou, Shi Liu, Meng Zhang, Rui Zhou, Jing Liu, Ying Chang, Qiu Zhao
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth most common cause of human cancer-related death in the developed countries. Its progression and prognosis are influenced by a complex network of gene interactions. AIMS: The purpose of this study is to explore key genes associated with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and to predict the possible mechanisms. METHODS: A weighted gene co-expression network was constructed to identify gene modules associated with the progression of PDAC...
August 16, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814218/diagnosis-and-management-of-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency
#2
Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Jeremy S Wilson, Ross C Smith
In 2015, the Australasian Pancreatic Club (APC) published the Australasian guidelines for the management of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (http://pancreas.org.au/2016/01/pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-guidelines). Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) occurs when normal digestion cannot be sustained due to insufficient pancreatic digestive enzyme activity. This may be related to a breakdown, at any point, in the pancreatic digestive chain: pancreatic stimulation; synthesis, release or transportation of pancreatic enzymes; or synchronisation of secretions to mix with ingested food...
August 21, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813661/tissue-resident-macrophages-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-originate-from-embryonic-hematopoiesis-and-promote-tumor-progression
#3
Yu Zhu, John M Herndon, Dorothy K Sojka, Ki-Wook Kim, Brett L Knolhoff, Chong Zuo, Darren R Cullinan, Jingqin Luo, Audrey R Bearden, Kory J Lavine, Wayne M Yokoyama, William G Hawkins, Ryan C Fields, Gwendalyn J Randolph, David G DeNardo
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are essential components of the cancer microenvironment and play critical roles in the regulation of tumor progression. Optimal therapeutic intervention requires in-depth understanding of the sources that sustain macrophages in malignant tissues. In this study, we investigated the ontogeny of TAMs in murine pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) models. We identified both inflammatory monocytes and tissue-resident macrophages as sources of TAMs. Unexpectedly, significant portions of pancreas-resident macrophages originated from embryonic development and expanded through in situ proliferation during tumor progression...
August 15, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811309/cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-coordinating-pancreas-development
#4
REVIEW
Aimée Bastidas-Ponce, Katharina Scheibner, Heiko Lickert, Mostafa Bakhti
The pancreas is an endoderm-derived glandular organ that participates in the regulation of systemic glucose metabolism and food digestion through the function of its endocrine and exocrine compartments, respectively. While intensive research has explored the signaling pathways and transcriptional programs that govern pancreas development, much remains to be discovered regarding the cellular processes that orchestrate pancreas morphogenesis. Here, we discuss the developmental mechanisms and principles that are known to underlie pancreas development, from induction and lineage formation to morphogenesis and organogenesis...
August 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808290/molecular-mr-imaging-of-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-pancreatic-cancer
#5
Miloslav Polasek, Yan Yang, Daniel T Schühle, Mohammad A Yaseen, Young R Kim, Yu Sub Sung, Alexander R Guimaraes, Peter Caravan
Fibrosis with excessive amounts of type I collagen is a hallmark of many solid tumours, and fibrosis is a promising target in cancer therapy, but tools for its non-invasive quantification are missing. Here we used magnetic resonance imaging with a gadolinium-based probe targeted to type I collagen (EP-3533) to image and quantify fibrosis in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. An orthotopic syngeneic mouse model resulted in tumours with 2.3-fold higher collagen level compared to healthy pancreas. Animals were scanned at 4...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795998/paraduodenal-pancreatitis-imaging-and-pathologic-correlation-of-47-cases-elucidates-distinct-subtypes-and-the-factors-involved-in-its-etiopathogenesis
#6
Takashi Muraki, Grace E Kim, Michelle D Reid, Pardeep Mittal, Gabriela Bedolla, Bahar Memis, Burcin Pehlivanoglu, Alexa Freedman, Ipek Erbarut Seven, Hyejeong Choi, David Kooby, Shishir K Maithel, Juan M Sarmiento, Alyssa Krasinskas, Volkan Adsay
Clinicopathologic characteristics of paraduodenal (groove) pancreatitis (PDP) remain to be fully unraveled. In this study, 47 PDPs with preoperative enhanced images available were subjected to detailed comparative analysis in conjunction with pathologic findings. PDP were predominantly in males (3:1) with a mean age of 50 years, and 60% had a preoperative diagnosis of cancer. Mean lesional size was 3.1 cm. Three distinct subtypes were identified by imaging. Solid-tumoral (type-1) with groove-predominant (type-1A, 36%) forming a distinct solid band between the duodenum and pancreas often with histologic microabscesses (69% vs...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795293/endoscopic-palliation-of-pancreatic-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Vishal B Gohil, Jason B Klapman
Pancreas cancer is a fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the USA and its incidence is rising as the population is aging. The majority of patients present at an advanced stage due to the silent nature of the disease and treatment have focused more on palliation than curative intent. Gastroenterologists have become integral in the multidisciplinary care of these patients with a focus on providing endoscopic palliation of pancreas cancer. The three most common areas that gastroenterologists palliate endoscopically are biliary obstruction, cancer-related pain, and gastric outlet obstruction...
August 9, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778024/a-combination-of-radiation-and-the-hypoxia-activated-prodrug-evofosfamide-th-302-is-efficacious-against-a-human-orthotopic-pancreatic-tumor-model
#8
Carla Hajj, James Russell, Charles P Hart, Karyn A Goodman, Maeve A Lowery, Adriana Haimovitz-Friedman, Joseph O Deasy, John L Humm
This study was designed to investigate the effect of single-dose radiation therapy (RT) in combination with evofosfamide (TH-302), a hypoxia-activated prodrug, in a pre-clinical model of pancreatic cancer. AsPC1 tumors were implanted orthotopically in the pancreas of nude mice. Tumors were treated with 15 Gy of RT, using a 1 cm diameter field, and delivered as a continuous arc. Image-guidance to center the field on the tumor was based on CT imaging with intraperitoneal contrast. Evofosfamide (100 mg/kg, i.p...
July 21, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777194/pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-with-high-radiotracer-uptake-in-68ga-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-pet-ct
#9
Samine Sahbai, Petra Rieping, Christina Pfannenberg, Christian la Fougére, Matthias Reimold
Prostate-specific membrane antigen imaging with PET/CT is increasingly used in prostate cancer and was shown to have a high diagnostic performance. We report a clinical case of a 67-year-old man with previous history of operated prostate cancer and increasing prostate-specific antigen blood level. Ga-HBED-CC prostate-specific membrane antigen PET/CT imaging was indicated for the assessment of local recurrence and lymph node metastases of prostate cancer. In addition, a soft tissue mass in the body of the pancreas with high radiotracer uptake was detected...
September 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776935/shorter-telomere-length-increases-age-related-tumor-risks-in-von-hippel-lindau-disease-patients
#10
Jiang-Yi Wang, Shuang-He Peng, Xiang-Hui Ning, Teng Li, Sheng-Jie Liu, Jia-Yuan Liu, Bao-An Hong, Nie-Nie Qi, Xiang Peng, Bo-Wen Zhou, Jiu-Feng Zhang, Lin Cai, Kan Gong
Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare autosomal dominant cancer syndrome caused by alterations of VHL gene. Patients are predisposed to develop pheochromocytomas and solid or cystic tumors of the central nervous system, kidney, pancreas, and retina. Remarkable phenotypic heterogeneity exits in organ involvement and tumor onset age between and within VHL families. However, no reliable markers have been found to predict the age-related tumor risks in VHL patients. A large Chinese cohort composed of 300 VHL patients and 92 healthy family controls was enrolled in our study...
August 4, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767448/selective-cytotoxicity-of-vanadium-complexes-on-human-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-cell-line-by-inducing-necroptosis-apoptosis-and-mitotic-catastrophe-process
#11
Szymon Kowalski, Stanisław Hać, Dariusz Wyrzykowski, Agata Zauszkiewicz-Pawlak, Iwona Inkielewicz-Stępniak
The pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death and characterized by one of the lowest five-year survival rate. The current therapeutic options are demonstrating minimal effectiveness, therefore studies on new potential anticancer compounds, with non-significant side effects are highly desirable. Recently, it was demonstrated that vanadium compounds, in particular organic derivatives, exhibit anticancer properties against different type of tumor as well as favorable biodistribution from a pancreatic cancer treatment perspective...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766348/roles-of-adiponectin-and-leptin-as-diagnostic-markers-in-pancreatic-cancer
#12
M Kadri Colakoglu, E B Bostanci, Y Ozdemir, T Dalgic, E Aksoy, I Ozer, Y Ozogul, V Oter
NTRODUCTION:   Obesity is one of the most serious public health problem worldwide. Adipose tissue synthetize and secrete many growth factors and several cytokines known as adipokines. Studies demonstrated changes in the levels of these adipokines in many types of cancer associated with obesity. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the possible relationship between adiponectin and leptin levels with pancreas cancer and disease stage, representative of Turkish population. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   The study was conducted between April 2012 - November 2013...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765528/pdx1-cre-driven-conditional-gene-depletion-suggests-pak4-as-dispensable-for-mouse-pancreas-development
#13
Miao Zhao, Parisa Rabieifar, Tânia D F Costa, Ting Zhuang, Audrey Minden, Matthias Löhr, Rainer Heuchel, Staffan Strömblad
Constitutive depletion of p21-activated kinase 4 (PAK4) in the mouse causes embryonic lethality associated with heart and brain defects. Given that conventional gene depletion of PAK1 or PAK3 caused functional deficits in the mouse pancreas, while gene depletion of PAK5 or PAK6 did not, we asked if PAK4 might have a functional role in pancreas development. We therefore introduced conditional, Pdx1-Cre-mediated, pancreatic PAK4 gene depletion in the mouse, verified by loss of PAK4 protein expression in the pancreas...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761381/nmda-receptors-are-important-regulators-of-pancreatic-cancer-and-are-potential-targets-for-treatment
#14
William G North, Fuli Liu, Liz Z Lin, Ruiyang Tian, Bonnie Akerman
Pancreatic cancer, particularly adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, is a common disease with a poor prognosis. In this study, the importance of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors for the growth and survival of pancreatic cancer was investigated. Immunohistochemistry performed with antibodies against GluN1 and GluN2B revealed that all invasive adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors likely express these two NMDA receptor proteins. These proteins were found to be membrane components of pancreatic cancer cell lines, and both channel-blocker antagonist and GluN2B antagonist significantly reduced cell viability in vitro...
2017: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754778/cancer-risk-and-survival-in-path_mmr-carriers-by-gene-and-gender-up-to-75-years-of-age-a-report-from-the-prospective-lynch-syndrome-database
#15
Pål Møller, Toni T Seppälä, Inge Bernstein, Elke Holinski-Feder, Paulo Sala, D Gareth Evans, Annika Lindblom, Finlay Macrae, Ignacio Blanco, Rolf H Sijmons, Jacqueline Jeffries, Hans F A Vasen, John Burn, Sigve Nakken, Eivind Hovig, Einar Andreas Rødland, Kukatharmini Tharmaratnam, Wouter H de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel, James Hill, Juul T Wijnen, Mark A Jenkins, Kate Green, Fiona Lalloo, Lone Sunde, Miriam Mints, Lucio Bertario, Marta Pineda, Matilde Navarro, Monika Morak, Laura Renkonen-Sinisalo, Mev Dominguez Valentin, Ian M Frayling, John-Paul Plazzer, Kirsi Pylvanainen, Maurizio Genuardi, Jukka-Pekka Mecklin, Gabriela Moeslein, Julian R Sampson, Gabriel Capella
BACKGROUND: Most patients with path_MMR gene variants (Lynch syndrome (LS)) now survive both their first and subsequent cancers, resulting in a growing number of older patients with LS for whom limited information exists with respect to cancer risk and survival. OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: This observational, international, multicentre study aimed to determine prospectively observed incidences of cancers and survival in path_MMR carriers up to 75 years of age. RESULTS: 3119 patients were followed for a total of 24 475 years...
July 28, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752115/acinar-to-ductal-metaplasia-induced-by-transforming-growth-factor-beta-facilitates-kras-g12d-driven-pancreatic-tumorigenesis
#16
Nicolas Chuvin, David F Vincent, Roxane M Pommier, Lindsay B Alcaraz, Johann Gout, Cassandre Caligaris, Karam Yacoub, Victoire Cardot, Elodie Roger, Bastien Kaniewski, Sylvie Martel, Celia Cintas, Sophie Goddard-Léon, Amélie Colombe, Julie Valantin, Nicolas Gadot, Emilie Servoz, Jennifer Morton, Isabelle Goddard, Anne Couvelard, Vinciane Rebours, Julie Guillermet, Owen J Sansom, Isabelle Treilleux, Ulrich Valcourt, Stéphanie Sentis, Pierre Dubus, Laurent Bartholin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) acts either as a tumor suppressor or as an oncogene, depending on the cellular context and time of activation. TGFβ activates the canonical SMAD pathway through its interaction with the serine/threonine kinase type I and II heterotetrameric receptors. Previous studies investigating TGFβ-mediated signaling in the pancreas relied either on loss-of-function approaches or on ligand overexpression, and its effects on acinar cells have so far remained elusive...
September 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750659/alliance-for-clinical-trials-in-oncology-alliance-trial-a021501-preoperative-extended-chemotherapy-vs-chemotherapy-plus-hypofractionated-radiation-therapy-for-borderline-resectable-adenocarcinoma-of-the-head-of-the-pancreas
#17
Matthew H G Katz, Fang-Shu Ou, Joseph M Herman, Syed A Ahmad, Brian Wolpin, Robert Marsh, Spencer Behr, Qian Shi, Michael Chuong, Lawrence H Schwartz, Wendy Frankel, Eric Collisson, Eugene J Koay, JoLeen M Hubbard, James L Leenstra, Jeffrey Meyerhardt, Eileen O'Reilly
BACKGROUND: Borderline resectable pancreatic cancers infiltrate into adjacent vascular structures to an extent that makes an R0 resection unlikely when pancreatectomy is performed de novo. In a pilot study, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Trial A021101, the median survival of patients who received chemotherapy and radiation prior to anticipated pancreatectomy was 22 months, and 64% of operations achieved an R0 resection. However, the individual contributions of preoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy to therapeutic outcome remain poorly defined...
July 27, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747054/towards-the-centralization-of-digestive-oncologic-surgery-changes-in-activity-techniques-and-outcome
#18
Cristian Tebé, Roger Pla, Josep Alfons Espinàs, Julieta Corral, Elisa Puigdomenech, Josep Maria Borràs, Joan M V Pons, Mireia Espallargues
The objective of the present study was to examine changes in the activity, surgical techniques and results from the process of centralization of complex digestive oncologic surgery in 2005-2012 as compared to 1996-2000. A retrospective cohort study employing the minimum basic data set of hospital discharge (MBDSHD 1996-2012) from public centers in Catalonia (Spain) was performed. The population consisted of individuals aged > 18 who underwent digestive oncologic surgery (esophagus, pancreas, liver, stomach or rectum)...
July 27, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740913/reirradiation-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-after-prior-conventional-fractionation-radiation-for-locally-recurrent-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#19
Amanda J Koong, Diego A S Toesca, Rie von Eyben, Erqi L Pollom, Daniel T Chang
PURPOSE: Locally recurrent pancreatic cancer after prior radiotherapy is a therapeutic challenge with limited treatment options. This study examines the safety and efficacy of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for locally recurrent pancreatic adenocarcinoma after prior conventional fractionation radiotherapy (CRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Outcomes from all patients treated with SBRT for locally recurrent pancreatic adenocarcinoma after prior CRT at our institution were reviewed...
January 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739282/long-term-risk-of-pancreatic-malignancy-in-patients-with-branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-in-a-referral-center
#20
Ilaria Pergolini, Klaus Sahora, Cristina R Ferrone, Vicente Morales-Oyarvide, Brian M Wolpin, Lorelei A Mucci, William R Brugge, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Manuel Patino, Dushyant V Sahani, Andrew L Warshaw, Keith D Lillemoe, Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about development of branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (BD-IPMNs). We evaluated long-term outcomes of a large cohort of patients with BD-IPMNs to determine risk of malignancy and define a subset of low-risk BD-IPMNs. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of data from 577 patients with suspected or presumed BD-IPMN under surveillance at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients underwent cross-sectional imaging analysis at 3 months or later after their initial diagnosis...
July 21, 2017: Gastroenterology
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