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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730678/prognosis-following-cancer-surgery-during-holiday-periods
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Jesper Lagergren, Fredrik Mattsson, Pernilla Lagergren
Surgery is the mainstay curative treatment in most cancer. We aimed to test the new hypothesis that cancer surgery performed during holiday periods is associated with worse long-term prognosis than for non-holiday periods. This nationwide Swedish population-based cohort study included 228,927 patients during 1997-2014 who underwent elective resectional surgery for a cancer where the annual number of resections was over 100. The 16 eligible cancer sites were grouped into 10 cancer groups. The exposure, holiday periods, was classified as wide (14-weeks) or narrow (7-weeks)...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726066/palliative-care-needs-in-hospitalized-cancer-patients-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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A Sandgren, P Strang
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to describe and compare diagnoses, symptoms, and care needs in palliative cancer patients in two medium-sized hospitals in a county council with no specialized palliative care available 24/7; to analyze the relationships between diagnosis and symptoms/care needs; and to compare results and trends from two datasets (from 2007 and 2012). METHODS: The study was population-based with a cross-sectional design and was conducted at two acute care hospitals...
July 19, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723805/acute-pancreatitis-induced-by-etoposide-lobaplatin-combination-chemotherapy-used-for-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Cheng-Liang Cao, Peng-Yu Duan, Wang-Jun Zhang, Le Li, Feng-Zhi Qu, Bei Sun, Gang Wang
RATIONALE: Drug-induced pancreatitis (DIP) is a rare type of pancreatitis that is not usually observed in the clinical practice. It is generally difficult to distinguish from acute pancreatitis (AP) induced by other causes. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 62-year-old Chinese female patient with "small cell lung cancer" as the initial presentation. Because the patient could not bear the surgical treatment, the chemotherapy composed of lobaplatin and etoposide was performed...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722109/genomic-signatures-of-adenosquamous-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-pasc
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Yuan Fang, Zhe Su, Jing Xie, Ruidong Xue, Qi Ma, Yanmeng Li, Yifan Zhao, Zeshi Song, Xiongxiong Lu, Hongwei Li, Chenghong Peng, Bai Fan, Baiyong Shen
In pancreatic cancer (PC), adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas (PASC) containing both ductal adenocarcinoma and squamous carcinoma in the same tumor represents ~ 4% of the total incidence. To date, the genomic features of this mixed tumor are still unknown. We analyzed genomes of 17 PASCs and 34 ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs), showing that PASC carried highly enriched TP53 mutations and 3p loss compared to PDAC. Furthermore, we uncovered that adenomatous and squamous components of PASC harbored comparable genomic alterations, suggesting that two cellular components are developed from the same progenitor cancer cells...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721827/melatonin-as-pleiotropic-molecule-with-therapeutic-potential-for-type-2-diabetes-and-cancer
#5
Marzena Wojcik, Michal Krawczyk, Pawel Wojcik, Katarzyna Cypryk, Lucyna Alicja Wozniak
The incidence both of diabetes, particularly type 2 (T2DM), and cancer is increasing worldwide, making these diseases growing global health problem along with increasing healthcare expenditures. The current therapeutic approach for the treatment of these multifactorial diseases is far from satisfactory. Therefore, there is still considerable interest in searching new therapeutic strategies with the use of both natural and synthetic compounds exhibiting higher efficiency and lower toxicity compared to medicines used currently in clinical practice...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720843/clinical-study-of-genomic-drivers-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#6
Michael T Barrett, Ray Deiotte, Elizabeth Lenkiewicz, Smriti Malasi, Tara Holley, Lisa Evers, Richard G Posner, Timothy Jones, Haiyong Han, Mark Sausen, Victor E Velculescu, Jeffrey Drebin, Peter O'Dwyer, Gayle Jameson, Ramesh K Ramanathan, Daniel D Von Hoff
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is a lethal cancer with complex genomes and dense fibrotic stroma. This study was designed to identify clinically relevant somatic aberrations in pancreatic cancer genomes of patients with primary and metastatic disease enrolled and treated in two clinical trials. METHODS: Tumour nuclei were flow sorted prior to whole genome copy number variant (CNV) analysis. Targeted or whole exome sequencing was performed on most samples...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719451/pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-with-high-radiotracer-uptake-in-68ga-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-pet-ct
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Samine Sahbai, Petra Rieping, Christina Pfannenberg, Christian la Fougère, 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...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718448/neuronal-activity-in-ontogeny-and-oncology
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Humsa Venkatesh, Michelle Monje
The nervous system plays a central role in regulating the stem cell niche in many organs, and thereby pivotally modulates development, homeostasis, and plasticity. A similarly powerful role for neural regulation of the cancer microenvironment is emerging. Neurons promote the growth of cancers of the brain, skin, prostate, pancreas, and stomach. Parallel mechanisms shared in development and cancer suggest that neural modulation of the tumor microenvironment may prove a universal theme, although the mechanistic details of such modulation remain to be discovered for many malignancies...
February 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716115/resectable-adenocarcinoma-developing-in-the-remnant-pancreas-7%C3%A2-years-after-partial-pancreatoduodenectomy-for-invasive-ductal-adenocarcinoma-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report
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Lina Frei, Ruedi Stieger, Christian Bayerl, Stefan Breitenstein, Ralph F Staerkle
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma still has an excessively high mortality rate and resection is the only potentially curative treatment. The postoperative 5-year survival rate is approximately 20% and recurrence develops generally within 2 years. We report a case of a localized recurrent pancreatic adenocarcinoma in the remnant pancreas, 7 years after initial resection. CASE PRESENTATION: In 2008 an abdominal computed tomography scan showed a mass in the pancreas of a 70-year-old white woman, who presented with occlusive jaundice and abdominal pain in her right upper quadrant...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715967/hyperthermia-enhanced-targeted-drug-delivery-using-magnetic-resonance-guided-focussed-ultrasound-a-pre-clinical-study-in-a-genetic-model-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Navid Farr, Yak-Nam Wang, Samantha D'Andrea, Frank Starr, Ari Partanen, Kayla M Gravelle, Jeannine S McCune, Linda J Risler, Stella G Whang, Amy Chang, Sunil R Hingorani, Donghoon Lee, Joo Ha Hwang
PURPOSE: The lack of effective treatment options for pancreatic cancer has led to a 5-year survival rate of just 8%. Here, we evaluate the ability to enhance targeted drug delivery using mild hyperthermia in combination with the systemic administration of a low-temperature sensitive liposomal formulation of doxorubicin (LTSL-Dox) using a relevant model for pancreas cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experiments were performed in a genetically engineered mouse model of pancreatic cancer (KPC mice: LSL-Kras(G12D/+); LSL-Trp53(R172H/+); Pdx-1-Cre)...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714549/increased-level-of-dna-damage-in-some-organs-of-obese-zucker-rats-by-%C3%AE-h2ax-analysis
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Alessia Azzarà, Anna Chiaramonte, Erika Filomeni, Barbara Pinto, Stefano Mazzoni, Simona Piaggi, Maria Angela Guzzardi, Fabrizio Bruschi, Patricia Iozzo, Roberto Scarpato
In a recent study, we showed that lymphocytes of obese Italian children/adolescents displayed levels of double strand breaks (DSB), assayed as serine 139-phosphorylated histone H2AX (γ-H2AX), about eightfold higher than normal weight controls, and that 30% of this damage-generated micronuclei. These findings suggested that obese children could be at increased risk of obesity-mediated cancer later in life. We therefore aimed to assess the level of γ-H2AX in a genetic animal model of obesity (Zucker rat) to identify a genotoxic/carcinogenic risk in some organs...
July 17, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711377/pancreas-exocrine-replacement-therapy-is-associated-with-increased-survival-following-pancreatoduodenectomy-for-periampullary-malignancy
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Keith J Roberts, Harald Schrem, James Hodson, Roberta Angelico, Bobby V M Dasari, Chris A Coldham, Ravi Marudanayagam, Robert P Sutcliffe, Paolo Muiesan, John Isaac, Darius F Mirza
BACKGROUND: Although many patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) for cancer have pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) is not routinely used, and effects upon post-operative survival are unclear. METHODS: This review of patients undergoing PD for periampullary malignancy sought to test for an association between PERT and overall survival, with post-hoc subgroup analysis performed after stratifying patients by the year of surgery, pancreatic duct width and tumour type...
July 12, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708232/primary-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-with-a-good-response-to-chemotherapy-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Milan Radojkovic, Dragana Ilic, Ivan Ilic
PURPOSE: Although pancreatic cancer is a common malignancy, signet ring cell carcinoma of the pancreas is a very rare histologic type with only 6 cases reported so far. We present a patient with primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the pancreas and a good response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. CASE REPORT: A 67-year-old woman presented at a regional hospital with a 2-week history of painless progressive jaundice. Abdominal computed tomography showed a tumor in the head of the pancreas, 4...
July 5, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705553/long-term-outcomes-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-using-pair-watch-suturing-technique-different-roles-of-pancreatic-duct-dilatation-and-remnant-pancreatic-volume-for-the-development-of-pancreatic-endocrine-and-exocrine-dysfunction
#14
Yusuke Iizawa, Hiroyuki Kato, Masashi Kishiwada, Aoi Hayasaki, Akihiro Tanemura, Yasuhiro Murata, Yoshinori Azumi, Naohisa Kuriyama, Shugo Mizuno, Masanobu Usui, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Shuji Isaji
BACKGROUND: We evaluated long-term outcomes including endo- and exocrine functions after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with standardized pancreaticojejunostomy, paying attention to postoperative pancreatic duct dilatation (PDD) and remnant pancreatic volume (RPV), and examined whether postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) influenced the configuration of remnant pancreas. METHODS: We analyzed the records of 187 patients with PD who could have RPV measured by CT volumetry at 1 month after operation and had been followed for more than 6 months...
June 23, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705205/clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-in-a-chinese-population-a-large-retrospective-single-centre-study
#15
Meng Zhang, Ping Zhao, Xiaodan Shi, Ahong Zhao, Lianfeng Zhang, Lin Zhou
BACKGROUND: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) are the most common type of neuroendocrine tumors, accounting for more than half of neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). We performed a retrospective study in our center to investigate the clinicopathological features, risk factors of metastasis, and prognosis of GEP-NENs in a Chinese population. METHODS: Four hundred forty patients with GEP-NENs treated at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University between January 2011 and March 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
July 13, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705009/palliative-care-and-advance-care-planning-for-pancreas-and-other-cancers
#16
Rajiv Agarwal, Andrew S Epstein
The principles of palliative care are fundamental to support and treat the physical, mental, and psychosocial health of patients living with pancreatic cancer. In addition to its proven advantages to help manage disease-related symptoms, improve accurate illness understanding, and enhance the quality of life and survival outcomes for patients with advanced disease, the inclusion of palliative care principles (whether by a specialist or by the primary oncology team) with standard oncologic care strengthens timely and quality advance care planning (ACP)...
June 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705007/pancreas-adenocarcinoma-novel-therapeutics
#17
Benjamin A Krantz, Kenneth H Yu, Eileen M O'Reilly
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the third highest cause of cancer-related deaths in the US, and is projected to be second only to non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by the 2020s. Current therapies have a modest impact on survival and median overall survival (mOS) across all stages of disease remains under a year. Over the last decade, however, great strides have been made in the understanding of PDAC pathobiology including the role of the tumor microenvironment (TME), DNA damage repair and mechanism of immunosuppression...
June 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705004/multimodality-management-of-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#18
Laura R Prakash, Matthew H G Katz
Patients with borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma have primary tumors within the pancreas that involve the mesenteric vasculature to a limited degree. Their tumors are nonetheless at high-risk for a microscopically positive surgical resection margin and/or early treatment failure when pancreatectomy is performed de novo. The optimal treatment strategy for these patients has not been established; however, relatively favorable outcomes can be achieved with systemic chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT) prior to intended resection...
June 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704682/mutagenic-potential-of-hypoxanthine-in-live-human-cells
#19
Stephen DeVito, Jordan Woodrick, Linze Song, Rabindra Roy
Hypoxanthine (Hx) is a major DNA lesion generated by deamination of adenine during chronic inflammatory conditions, which is an underlying cause of various diseases including cancer of colon, liver, pancreas, bladder and stomach. There is evidence that deamination of DNA bases induces mutations, but no study has directly linked Hx accumulation to mutagenesis and strand-specific mutations yet in human cells. Using a site-specific mutagenesis approach, we report the first direct evidence of mutation potential and pattern of Hx in live human cells...
June 28, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702871/expression-of-podoplanin-in-stromal-fibroblasts-plays-a-pivotal-role-in-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
#20
Kazuyoshi Hirayama, Hiroshi Kono, Yuuki Nakata, Yoshihiro Akazawa, Hiroyuki Wakana, Hisataka Fukushima, Hideki Fujii
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of podoplanin (PDPN) expression in invasive ductal carcinoma of the pancreas (IDCP) in humans. METHODS: Tumor samples were obtained from 95 patients with IDCP. Immunohistochemical staining was done to evaluate the expression of PDPN in cancer tissues. RESULTS: PDPN was detected predominantly in stromal fibroblasts, stained with α-smooth muscle actin. The cutoff value of PDPN-positive areas was calculated according to a histogram...
July 12, 2017: Surgery Today
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