Impact of prior malignancy on outcomes of stage IV esophageal carcinoma: SEER based study.
CONCLUSION: Prior malignancy does not adversely impact survival of stage IV esophageal cancer. These results should be taken into consideration when designing clinical trials. PMID: 29316808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsA series of studies provide detailed information to understand lncRNA AFAP1-AS1 role in various human cancers. LncRNA AFAP1-AS1 is an oncogene in tumors that have been studied so far, and it may act as a useful tumor biomarker and therapeutic target.
This article will address the reason to this remarkable difference, also the current evidence and perspective of adjuvant therapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. PMID: 30121147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The prognosis of esophageal cancer is relatively poor. Patients are usually diagnosed at an advanced stage when it is often too late for effective treatment. Recently, artificial intelligence (AI) using deep learning has made remarkable progress in medicine. However, there are no reports on its application for diagnosing esophageal cancer. Here, we demonstrate the diagnostic ability of AI to detect esophageal cancer including squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.
ConclusionsThis study revealed that post-chemoradiotherapy and high intraoperative fluid balance are predictors of chylothorax after esophagectomy. The elucidation of clinicopathological factors that can predict the incidence of chylothorax will help to establish more effective perioperative management for esophageal cancer patients.
AbstractSince the early 1970s, the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) has increased dramatically in most Western populations while the incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma has decreased. As a result, EA has become the predominant subtype of esophageal cancer in North America and Europe and is an important contributor to overall cancer mortality. Barrett ’s esophagus (BE), a metaplastic columnar epithelium of the distal esophagus, is the known precursor lesion for EA. EA and BE occur more frequently in white men over 50 years old, as well as in people with frequent symptoms of gastroesophageal...
The optimal treatment for oesophageal cancer is a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to describe patterns of care and survival in a well-defined population for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (AC) of the oesophagus.
Conditions: Clinical Stage II Esophageal Adenocarcinoma AJCC v8; Clinical Stage II Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8; Clinical Stage II Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma AJCC v8; Clinical Stage IIA Esophageal Adenocarcinoma AJCC v8; Clinical Stage IIA Gastroesophageal Junction Ad enocarcinoma AJCC v8; Clinical Stage IIB Esophageal Adenocarcinoma AJCC v8; Clinical Stage IIB Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma AJCC v8; Clinical Stage III Esophageal Adenocarcinoma AJCC v8; Clinical Stage III Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8; C...
Conclusions: These results imply that the up-regulation of UCA1 and MALAT1 lncRNAs in ESCC tissues can impact the degree of tumor progression and is predictive of postoperative survival. Therefore, the expression levels of these lncRNAs can be used as measurement indexes to determine the prognosis of ESCC patients. PMID: 30002691 [PubMed]
Publication date: September 2018Source: Clinica Chimica Acta, Volume 484Author(s): Song Mao, Xiaopeng Wang, Liangxia Wu, Dou Zang, Wenjing ShiAbstractBackgroundWe assessed the association between tissue klotho protein expression and the risk and progression of malignancies.MethodsWe searched the electronic databases for the studies regarding the relationship between tissue klotho protein expression and risk/progression of malignancies through January 2018. We calculated the pooled odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) to evaluate the impact of tissue klotho protein expression on malignancies. A...