National Bowel Cancer Audit Annual Report 2019

This tenth report of the audit includes data on over 30,000 patients diagnosed with bowel cancer between 01 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. For the first time, indicators of return to theatre and robotic surgery are reported and the measure of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer is reported at trust/hospital level in England. The report discusses several key findings for care pathways, surgical care, survival, rectal cancer and National Cancer Registry data.
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CONCLUSIONS: For peripheral lung cancer, the measurement on CT and routine MRI sequences can potentially replace each other after comprehensive consideration of examination purposes, but for central lung cancer, alternative use of CT and MRI in evaluating treatment responses for lung cancer should needs extra attention. The diameter measurement of lung cancer on DWI is consistent with that on T1WI and T2WI, suggesting that DWI can provide functional and morphological information. PMID: 32083610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
Authors: Visochek L, Atias D, Spektor I, Castiel A, Golan T, Cohen-Armon M Abstract [This corrects the article DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.27268.]. PMID: 32082490 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Authors: Lopez S, Perrone E, Bellone S, Bonazzoli E, Zeybek B, Han C, Tymon-Rosario J, Altwerger G, Menderes G, Bianchi A, Zammataro L, Manzano A, Manara P, Ratner E, Silasi DA, Huang GS, Azodi M, Schwartz PE, Raspagliesi F, Angioli R, Buza N, Hui P, Bond HM, Santin AD Abstract Background: Uterine and ovarian carcinosarcomas (CS) are rare cancers with poor prognosis. Sacituzumab-govitecan (SG) is a new class of antibody-drug-conjugate (ADC) targeting the human-trophoblast-cell-surface marker (Trop-2) conjugated with the active metabolite of irinotecan (SN-38). We evaluated the efficacy of SG against biologically ag...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Conclusions: Niche mutations exhibited an increased risk of death when compared with EGFR mutations and a similar risk of death when compared with KRAS mutations. PMID: 32082488 [PubMed]
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated the effect of FDA-approved kinase inhibitors on GC. Through a combination of cell growth, migration and invasion assays, we identified dasatinib as an efficient inhibitor of GC proliferation. Mass-spectrometry-based selectivity profiling and subsequent knockdown experiments identified members of the SRC family of kinases including SRC, FRK, LYN and YES, as well as other kinases such as DDR1, ABL2, SIK2, RIPK2, EPHA2, and EPHB2 as dasatinib targets. The expression levels of the identified kinases were investigated on RNA and protein level in 200 classified tumor samples from patients, who had und...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Authors: Jabalee J, Towle R, Lawson J, Dickman C, Garnis C Abstract Neutral sphingomyelinase 2 (nSMase2), the product of the sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase 3 (SMPD3) gene, catalyzes the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin to ceramide. Ceramide acts on various signaling pathways to influence cell proliferation, survival, and stress response. Altered levels of sphingolipids and ceramides have been reported in various cancer types, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). OSCC patients exhibit a poor 5-year survival rate of 50%, a figure that has remained stagnant for decades. To overcome this requires a better underst...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Authors: Charan M, Dravid P, Cam M, Setty B, Roberts RD, Houghton PJ, Cam H Abstract The pre-metastatic niche (PMN) represents an abnormal microenvironment devoid of cancer cells, but favoring tumor growth. Little is known about the mechanisms that generate the PMN or their effects on host cells within metastasis-prone organs. Here, we investigated by using spontaneous metastatic models whether lung epithelial cells are essential for primary tumor induced neutrophil recruitment in lung and subsequently initiating PMN formation in osteosarcoma. We found that serum levels of ANGPTL2 in osteosarcoma patients are signi...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Correction: Inhibition of RAC1 GTPase sensitizes pancreatic cancer cells to γ-irradiation. Oncotarget. 2020 Jan 21;11(3):304 Authors: Yan Y, Hein AL, Etekpo A, Burchett KM, Lin C, Enke CA, Batra SK, Cowan KH, Ouellette MM Abstract [This corrects the article DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.2500.]. PMID: 32076492 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
A study looking at antibiotics and bowel cancer concludes that the drugs might increase the risk of colon cancer, but lower the risk of rectal cancer.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University found that people who developed bowel cancer were more likely to have taken penicillin. But tetracyclines may have protective effects for rectal cancer.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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