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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327938/targeting-the-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-2-in-gastric-cancer-promise-or-pitfall
#1
C Hierro, M Alsina, M Sánchez, V Serra, J Rodon, J Tabernero
Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer worldwide. Systemic chemotherapy remains the mainstay therapeutic option for this poor prognosis cancer. Trastuzumab, the epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (ERBB2 or HER2)-antibody, is the only biological agent approved for the molecularly-selected population of HER2-positive gastric cancer patients. Over the last decade, several groups have been working for deepening into the molecular characterization of gastric cancer, shedding some light into the heterogeneity of this tumour...
March 7, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327825/genotype-association-gstm1-null-and-gastric-cancer-evidence-based-meta-analysis
#2
Rívian Xavier Ribeiro, Cícera Isabella Leão Leite Nascimento, Antonio Márcio Teodoro Cordeiro Silva
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the sixth among women, except for non-melanoma skin tumors, in Brazil. Epidemiological evidences reveal the multifactorial etiology of this cancer, highlighting risk factors such as: infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, advanced age, smoking, chronic alcohol abuse, eating habits and genetic polymorphisms. Considering the context of genetic polymorphisms, there is the absence of the GSTM1 gene. The lack of GSTM1 function to detoxify xenobiotics and promote defense against oxidative stress leads to increased DNA damage, promoting gastric carcinogenesis...
March 16, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327368/the-aga-funderburg-award-in-gastric-cancer-twenty-five-years-of-advances-in-gastric-cancer-research
#3
EDITORIAL
James R Goldenring
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327189/microrna-27a-contributes-to-the-malignant-behavior-of-gastric-cancer-cells-by-directly-targeting-ph-domain-and-leucine-rich-repeat-protein-phosphatase-2
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Lei Ding, Shanyong Zhang, Mu Xu, Renwen Zhang, Pengcheng Sui, Qing Yang
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates that microRNA-27a (miR-27a) is involved in carcinogenesis and tumor progression. However, the exact function and molecular mechanism of miR-27a in gastric cancer remain unclear. METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to quantify the expression of miR-27a and its target gene. The function of miR-27a in gastric cancer was investigated through in vitro and in vivo assays (MTT assay, colony formation assay, flow cytometry assay, wound healing assay, migration and invasion assay, immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunofluorescence (IF) and Western blot)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327158/the-clinicopathological-parameters-and-prognostic-significance-of-her2-expression-in-gastric-cancer-patients-a-meta-analysis-of-literature
#5
REVIEW
Yu-Ying Lei, Jin-Yu Huang, Qiong-Rui Zhao, Nan Jiang, Hui-Mian Xu, Zhen-Ning Wang, Hai-Qing Li, Shi-Bo Zhang, Zhe Sun
BACKGROUND: Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) is regarded as an important and promising target in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancers. However, the correlation of clinicopathological characteristics and prognostic significance of HER2 overexpression in gastric cancer patients remains unclear. Our aim was to clarify this issue. METHODS: Embase, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library were searched for relevant articles published up to May 2016. Outcomes of interest contained sex, age, tumor size, tumor site, tumor node metastasis (TNM) stage, distant metastasis, lymph node metastasis, Lauren's classification, differentiation grade, lymphovascular invasion, neural invasion, and multivariate analysis data for overall survival...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326835/polymorphisms-of-cancer-stem-cell-marker-gene-cd133-are-associated-with-susceptibility-and-prognosis-of-gastric-cancer
#6
Zhi-Fang Jia, Yan-Hua Wu, Dong-Hui Cao, Xue-Yuan Cao, Jing Jiang, Bao-Sen Zhou
AIM: This study was aimed to investigate the associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms of cancer stem cell marker genes, CD44 and CD133, and susceptibility and prognosis of gastric cancer. PATIENTS & METHODS: Five single nucleotide polymorphisms in CD44 and CD133 genes were genotyped in 898 gastric cancer cases and 992 controls. RESULTS: The A/C or C/C genotypes of CD133 rs2240688 were associated with decreased risk of gastric cancer comparing with the A/A genotype (odds ratio: 0...
February 24, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326664/the-corpus-predominant-gastritis-index-can-be-an-early-and-reversible-marker-to-identify-the-gastric-cancer-risk-of-helicobacter-pylori-infected-nonulcer-dyspepsia
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Hsiu-Chi Cheng, Yu-Ching Tsai, Hsiao-Bai Yang, Yi-Chun Yeh, Wei-Lun Chang, Hsin-Yu Kuo, Cheng-Chan Lu, Bor-Shyang Sheu
BACKGROUND: Corpus-predominant gastritis index (CGI) is an early histological marker to identify Helicobacter pylori-infected gastric cancer relatives at risk of cancer. This study validated whether CGI is more prevalent in H. pylori-infected nonulcer dyspepsia (NUD) subjects than in duodenal ulcer (DU) controls and whether it is reversible after H. pylori eradication or is correlated with noninvasive biomarkers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this longitudinal cohort study, 573 H...
March 22, 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326306/cd44-a-multifunctional-cell-surface-adhesion-receptor-is-a-regulator-of-progression-and-metastasis-of-cancer-cells
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REVIEW
Linda T Senbanjo, Meenakshi A Chellaiah
CD44 is a cell surface adhesion receptor that is highly expressed in many cancers and regulates metastasis via recruitment of CD44 to the cell surface. Its interaction with appropriate extracellular matrix ligands promotes the migration and invasion processes involved in metastases. It was originally identified as a receptor for hyaluronan or hyaluronic acid and later to several other ligands including, osteopontin (OPN), collagens, and matrix metalloproteinases. CD44 has also been identified as a marker for stem cells of several types...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326183/signet-ring-cells-in-the-skin-a-case-of-late-onset-cutaneous-metastasis-of-gastric-carcinoma-and-a-brief-review-of-histological-approach
#9
Özgür Gündüz, Mehmet Can Emeksiz, Pinar Atasoy, Mehtap Kidir, Selim Yalçin, Serkan Demirkan
Up to 10% of patients with visceral malignancies develop skin metastases during their clinical course and these metastases constitute about 2% of all skin cancers. Skin metastasis may be the first sign of a clinically silent visceral cancer or represent recurrence of an internal malignancy. In both situations, they are associated with poor prognosis, which can partly be attributed to underdiagnosis. In this paper, a case of relapsing gastric adenocarcinoma, which manifested itself as asymptomatic cutaneous papules and nodules on a patient's head and neck, is reported and histopathological approach to the cutaneous lesions containing signet-ring cell is briefly reviewed...
June 15, 2016: Dermatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325647/correlation-between-preoperative-tomographic-staging-and-definitive-histopathologic-results-in-gastric-cancer-at-the-hospital-central-militar
#10
M A López-Ramírez, C D Lever-Rosas, G A Motta-Ramírez, V Rebollo-Hurtado, J Guzmán-Bárcenas, J V Fonseca-Morales, M A Carreño-Lomeli
BACKGROUND: In relation to the number of new cases diagnosed, gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer worldwide, and the second cause of cancer death. The development of multidetector tomography has improved the preoperative staging of gastric cancer. AIM: To correlate preoperative tomographic studies with the definitive pathologic results according to the TNM staging system. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study within the time frame of January 2009 to December 2013 was conducted that included the case records of 67 patients...
March 18, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325631/new-concepts-of-personalized-therapy-in-salivary-gland-carcinomas
#11
REVIEW
Gunter Keller, Diana Steinmann, Alexander Quaas, Viktor Grünwald, Stefan Janssen, Kais Hussein
Salivary gland carcinomas are rare tumours and therapy strategies are less standardized than in lung, gastric or breast cancer. Therapy is based on surgery, but not all carcinomas are completely resectable, e.g. because carcinomas often show infiltration of nerves. For further therapy decision pathology is recommended, but evaluation of potential targets for personalized therapy is not part of the routine panel. Many salivary gland carcinomas can be resistant to radio- and/or chemotherapy, which limits therapeutic options...
March 18, 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325565/impact-of-the-method-and-success-of-pharyngeal-reconstruction-on-the-outcome-of-treating-laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancers-with-pharyngolaryngectomy-a-national-analysis
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S A R Nouraei, A Dias, H Kanona, D Vokes, P O'Flynn, P M Clarke, S E Middleton, A Darzi, P Aylin, N Jallali
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of cancers that arise from or invade the hypopharynx presents major reconstructive challenges. Reconstructive failure exposes the airway and neck vessels to digestive contents. METHODS: We performed a national N = near-all analysis of the administrative dataset to identify pharyngolaryngectomies in England between 2002 and 2012. Information about morbidity, pharyngeal closure method and post-operative complications was derived. RESULTS: There were 1589 predominantly male (78%) patients whose mean age at surgery was 62 years...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325510/increased-nuclear-localization-of-substance-p-in-human-gastric-tumor-cells
#13
Miguel Muñoz, Marisa Rosso, Andrés Carranza, Rafael Coveñas
Gastric cancer (GC) is an aggressive disease that remains the fourth most common type of cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Treatment of advanced or metastatic GC has seen little progress and median overall survival in this group remains <1 year. It is urgent to investigate new mechanisms to understand GC progression. It is known that substance P (SP), after binding to the neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor, elicits GC proliferation; that GC cells and samples express NK-1 receptors; that NK-1 receptor antagonists, in a concentration dependent manner, inhibit the proliferation of GC cells and that these cells die by apoptosis...
March 18, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325197/east-versus-west-differences-in-surgical-management-in-asia-compared-with-europe-and-north-america
#14
REVIEW
Tomio Ueno, Michihisa Iida, Shigefumi Yoshino, Shigeru Takeda, Hisako Kubota, Masaharu Higashida, Yasuo Oka, Atushi Tsuruta, Hideo Matsumoto, Hiroaki Nagano
In recent decades, there has been considerable worldwide progress in the treatment of gastric cancer. Gastrectomy with a modified D2 lymphadenectomy (sparing the distal pancreas and spleen) has increasingly gained acceptance as a preferable standard surgical approach among surgeons in the East and the West. Despite growing consensus significant differences still exist in surgical techniques in clinical trials and clinical practices secondary to variations in epidemiology, clinicopathologic features, and surgical outcomes among geographic regions...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325195/role-of-chemotherapy-and-radiation-therapy-in-the-management-of-gastric-adenocarcinoma
#15
REVIEW
Daphna Spiegel, Manisha Palta, Hope Uronis
Gastric adenocarcinoma is the fifth most common cancer worldwide and is often diagnosed at a late stage with nearly 50% of patients having locally advanced, unresectable, or metastatic disease at the time of presentation. Efforts to improve outcomes in patients with resected and unresectable gastric cancer with various chemotherapy and radiation regimens are ongoing. Appropriate evaluation and management is often not straightforward and requires the input of a multidisciplinary team. There is no consensus as to the best approach for treatment of gastric cancer; however, the available data and our institutional approach to the management of gastric cancer are discussed...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325192/endoscopic-management-of-early-gastric-adenocarcinoma-and-preinvasive-gastric-lesions
#16
REVIEW
Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Seiichiro Abe, Ichiro Oda
Early gastric cancer (ECG) can be difficult to diagnose endoscopically. Endoscopists should be familiar with subtle changes and endoscopic features of EGC. Chromoendoscopy and image-enhanced endoscopy improve diagnostic accuracy and facilitate endoscopic resection. Endoscopic submucosal dissection is a preferred endoscopic technique for resection of EGC and offers a comparable overall survival to surgical resection. Endoscopic management of benign gastric epithelial polyps (fundic gland polyps, hyperplastic polyps, and gastric adenoma) depends on patient symptomatology, patient's comorbidities (eg, familial syndromes), lesions' characteristics, and risk of malignant transformation...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325191/genetics-of-gastric-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Matthew S Strand, Albert Craig Lockhart, Ryan C Fields
Gastric cancer represents a major cause of cancer mortality worldwide despite a declining incidence. New molecular classification schemes developed from genomic and molecular analyses of gastric cancer have provided a framework for understanding this heterogenous disease, and early findings suggest these classifications will be relevant for designing and implementing new targeted therapies. The success of targeted therapy and immunotherapy in breast cancer and melanoma, respectively, has not been duplicated in gastric cancer, but trastuzumab and ramucirumab have demonstrated efficacy in select populations...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325189/surveillance-for-gastric-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Shachar Laks, Michael O Meyers, Hong Jin Kim
This article discusses the current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines and other available Western and Eastern guidelines for the surveillance of gastric cancer following surgical resection. It reviews the literature assessing the utility of intensive surveillance strategies for gastric cancer, which fails to show an improvement in survival. The unique issues relating to follow-up of early gastric cancer and after endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer are discussed. This article also reviews the available modalities for follow-up...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325188/surgical-considerations-in-the-management-of-gastric-adenocarcinoma
#19
REVIEW
Eleftherios A Makris, George A Poultsides
Since Theodor Billroth and César Roux perfected the methods of postgastrectomy reconstruction in as early as the late nineteenth century, surgical management of gastric cancer has made incremental progress. The longstanding and contentious debate on the optimal extent of lymph node dissection for gastric cancer seems to have settled in favor of D2 dissection. Pylorus-preserving distal (central) gastrectomy has emerged as a less invasive, function-preserving option for T1N0 middle-third gastric cancers. Frozen section analysis of margins seems partially helpful in this direction...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325187/postgastrectomy-syndromes-and-nutritional-considerations-following-gastric-surgery
#20
REVIEW
Jeremy L Davis, R Taylor Ripley
Postgastrectomy syndromes result from altered form and function of the stomach. Gastrectomy disrupts reservoir capacity, mechanical digestion and gastric emptying. Early recognition of symptoms with prompt evaluation and treatment is essential. Many syndromes resolve with minimal intervention or dietary modifications. Re-operation is not common but often warranted for afferent and efferent loop syndromes and bile reflux gastritis. Preoperative nutritional assessment and treatment of common vitamin and mineral deficiencies after gastrectomy can reduce the incidence of chronic complications...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
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