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Prognostic performance of seven biomarkers compared to liver biopsy in early alcohol-related liver disease.

J Hepatol 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark; Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

Background & Aims: Alcohol is the most common cause of liver-related mortality and morbidity. We therefore aimed to assess and compare the prognostic performance of elastography and blood-based markers to predict time to the first liver-related event, severe infection, and all-cause mortality in patients with a history of excess drinking.

Methods: Prospective cohort study of patients with early, compensated alcohol-related liver disease. Read More

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Current status of surgical treatment of Boerhaave's syndrome.

Esophagus 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Frontier Surgery, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan.

Background: Surgical treatment is usually required for Boerhaave's syndrome (post-emetic esophageal perforation), and the technique should be chosen based on the local infection status and patient's general condition. This study was performed to examine the current status of surgical treatment of Boerhaave's syndrome in Japan.

Methods: Ninety-five patients with Boerhaave's syndrome who underwent surgical treatment from January 2010 to December 2015, obtained from a national survey were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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The Dickkopf1 and FOXM1 positive feedback loop promotes tumor growth in pancreatic and esophageal cancers.

Oncogene 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita, Japan.

Dickkopf1 (DKK1) is overexpressed in various cancers and promotes cancer cell proliferation by binding to cytoskeleton-associated protein 4 (CKAP4). However, the mechanisms underlying DKK1 expression are poorly understood. RNA sequence analysis revealed that expression of the transcription factor forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) and its target genes concordantly fluctuated with expression of DKK1 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells. Read More

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Family history of early onset acute lymphoblastic leukemia is suggesting genetic associations.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 11;11(1):12370. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.

Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has an origin in the fetal period which may distinguish it from ALL diagnosed later in life. We wanted to test whether familial risks differ in ALL diagnosed in the very early childhood from ALL diagnosed later. The Swedish nation-wide family-cancer data were used until year 2016 to calculate standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) for familial risks in ALL in three diagnostic age-groups: 0-4, 5-34 and 35 + years. Read More

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Survival Comparison Between Open and Thoracoscopic Upfront Esophagectomy in Patients with Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Ann Surg 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan Ph.D. Program in Translational Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan Center for General Education, Ming Dao University, Changhua, Taiwan Division of Chest Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan Institute of Health and Welfare Policy, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taipei, Taiwan Department of Health Care Administration, Chang Jung Christian University.

Background: The survival outcomes of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after open or thoracoscopic upfront esophagectomy remained unclear.

Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare overall survival between open and thoracoscopic esophagectomy for ESCC patients without neoadjuvant CRT.

Methods: The Taiwan Cancer Registry was investigated for ESCC cases from 2008-2016. Read More

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A pilot study on automatic 3D quantification of Barrett's esophagus for risk stratification and therapy monitoring.

Gastroenterology 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Translational Gastroenterology Unit, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Experimental Medicine Div., John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK;; Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Oxford, UK;. Electronic address:

Background Aims: Barrett's epithelium measurement using widely accepted Prague C&M classification is highly operator dependent. We propose a novel methodology for measuring this risk score automatically. The method also enables quantification of the area of Barrett's epithelium (BEA) and islands which was not possible before. Read More

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Thoracoscopic radical esophagectomy combined with left inferior pulmonary ligament lymphadenectomy for esophageal carcinoma via the right thoracic approach: A single-center retrospective study of 30 cases.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jun;100(23):e26302

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Putian University, Putian, Fujian.

Abstract: To evaluate the necessity, safety, and feasibility of left inferior pulmonary ligament lymphadenectomy during video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) radical esophagectomy via the right thoracic approach.Thirty patients (20 men, 10 women) with thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) were recruited for this study. The patients' age ranged from 50 to 80 years, with an average age of 66. Read More

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The Prognostic Value of Lymph Node Ratio in Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer Patients Who Received Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.

Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Kanagawa Cancer Center, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Background: The lymph node (LN) ratio (LNR) has been proposed as a sensitive prognosticator in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), especially when the number of LNs harvested is insufficient. We investigated the association between the LNR and survival in patients with locally advanced ESCC who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and explored whether the LNR is a prognosticator in these patients when stratified by their response to NAC.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 199 locally advanced ESCC patients who received curative resection after NAC between January 2011 and December 2019. Read More

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Risk of atrioesophageal fistula with cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation.

Heart Rhythm O2 2020 Aug 28;1(3):173-179. Epub 2020 May 28.

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia.

Background: Although there are considerable data on the safety of cryoablation, data on the rare but severe complication of atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) following cryoballoon ablation are limited.

Objective: To report the global, user-reported incidence of AEF associated with cryoballoon ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation using Medtronic's complaint database.

Methods: User-reported cryoballoon ablation complications occurring between July 1, 2009, and March 31, 2019, were reviewed to identify cases of AEF. Read More

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Optimal Range of Lymphadenectomy in Pathological Stage T1 and T2 Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Front Oncol 2021 25;11:619556. Epub 2021 May 25.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Lymph node metastasis is a primary contributor to tumor progression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), and the optimal extent of lymphadenectomy during esophagectomy remains controversial. This study aimed to investigate the appropriate number of lymph nodes to be dissected in pT1-2Nany stage ESCC to achieve the best prognosis and avoid missing positive lymph nodes (PLNs).

Methods: A total of 497 patients with pT1 to pT2 esophageal cancer from two institutions were retrospectively analyzed and their surgical and pathological records were critically reviewed. Read More

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Detection of cytokine storm in patients with achalasia using ELISA.

Biomed Rep 2021 Jul 31;15(1):62. Epub 2021 May 31.

Division of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago, Tottori 683-8504, Japan.

Esophageal achalasia is characterized by abnormal peristaltic movements of the esophageal body and impaired relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). However, its etiology remains unknown. In our previous study, it was shown that in the LES of patients with achalasia, hsv1-miR-H1 was overexpressed, ATG16L1 expression was downregulated and interleukin (IL)-1β levels were upregulated. Read More

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[Clinical effects of intermittent oro-esophageal tube feeding combined with Xuanqiaoliyan decotion in stroke patients with dysphagia].

Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 2021 May;33(5):552-556

Department of Neurology, Yidu Central Hospital Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University, Qingzhou 262500, Shandong, China. Corresponding author: Sun Xibo, Email:

Objective: To investigate the clinical effects of intermittent oro-esophageal tube feeding (IOE) combined with Xuanqiaoliyan decotion in stroke patients with dysphagia.

Methods: A prospective study was conducted. Stroke patients with dysphagia admitted to Yidu Central Hospital Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University from January 2018 to December 2019 were enrolled. Read More

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Saturation recovery-prepared magnetic resonance angiography for assessment of left atrial and esophageal anatomy.

Br J Radiol 2021 Jun 11:20210048. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research & Management Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Objectives: Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) has been established as an important imaging method in cardiac ablation procedures. In pulmonary vein (PV) isolation procedures, MRA has the potential to minimize the risk of severe complications, such as atrio-esophageal fistula, by providing detailed information on esophageal position relatively to cardiac structures. However, traditional non-gated, first-pass (FP) MRA approaches have several limitations, such as long breath-holds, non-uniform signal intensity throughout the left atrium (LA), and poor esophageal visualization. Read More

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Differential diagnosis of the association of gastrointestinal symptoms and ST segment elevation, in the absence of chest pain.

Authors:
Oscar M P Jolobe

Am J Emerg Med 2021 Jun 4;49:137-141. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

British Medical Association, Flat 6 Souchay Court, 1 Clothorn Road, Manchester M20 6BR, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

This is a review of the underlying causes of the association of ST segment elevation and gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia, in patients who do not have chest pain. The review was based on anecdotal reports in Googlescholar and Pubmed using the search terms, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, ST elevation, myocardial infarction, and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Those patients who did not have acute myocardial infarction as the cause of the association of ST segment elevation and gastrointestinal symptoms were compared with counterparts with similar symptoms who had well authenticated acute myocardial infarction or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy as the underlying cause of ST segment elevation. Read More

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The characteristics and prognostic significance of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with synchronous multiple lesions: over 10-year experience.

Esophagus 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, China.

Purpose: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is occasionally observed with synchronous multiple tumor lesions. Our study is aiming to define the clinical and prognostic features of this pathological subtype.

Methods: This study included a large cohort of 1126 ESCC patients received esophagectomy with systemic lymph-node dissection between 2003 and 2013 in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. Read More

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Associations between the severity of medical and surgical complications and perception of surgeon empathy in esophageal and gastric cancer patients.

Support Care Cancer 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

SCALab UMR CNRS 9193, University of Lille, Villeneuve D'AscqCedex, Rue du Barreau BP 60149, Lille, France.

Objective: To assess the impact of global physician empathy and its three subdimensions (establishing rapport, emotional and cognitive processes) on the severity of postoperative complications in a sample of cancer patients.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed data on 256 patients with esogastric cancer from the French national FREGAT database. Empathy and its subdimensions were assessed using the patient-reported CARE scale and the severity of medical and surgical complications was reported with the Clavien-Dindo classification system. Read More

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Can we predict mediastinal lymph nodes metastasis in esophagogastric junction cancer? Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

A21 Surgery Department, Research Laboratory LR12ES01, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis/Tunis El Manar University, Rue 9 avril - 1007 Bab Saadoun, Tunis, Tunisia.

Purpose: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to define clinical indicator that predicts mediastinal lymph nodes metastasis (MLNM) in patients with Esophagogastric junction cancer (EGJC) to select patient population requiring esophagectomy.

Methods: A systematic and electronic search of several electronic databases was performed up to August 2020. Studies containing information on risk factors for MLNM in patients diagnosed with EJGC and who underwent curative surgery were included. Read More

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The calcimedin annexin A3 displays tumor-promoting effect in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma by activating NF-κB signaling.

Mamm Genome 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Chest Surgery, Gucheng County Hospital, No. 55 of Kangning East Road, Hengshui Gucheng, 253800, Hebei, China.

Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the lethal malignancies commonly found in the eastern world, with overall five-year survival rates less than 25%. The present study aimed to investigate the biological function of annexin A3 (ANXA3) in ESCC cell proliferation. The mRNA and protein levels of ANXA3 in ESCC tissues and cell lines were determined by real-time PCR and Western blot, respectively. Read More

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Feasibility of conversion thoracoscopic esophagectomy after induction therapy for locally advanced unresectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Jpn J Clin Oncol 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Esophageal Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Recently, patients with cT4b esophageal cancer often require conversion surgery following induction therapy, for which the standard procedure is open esophagectomy. However, thoracoscopic esophagectomy, including thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position, is increasingly used. We compared short-term outcomes of thoracoscopic esophagectomy and open esophagectomy in this setting. Read More

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Identification and Validation of Immune-Related Gene Signature for Predicting Lymph Node Metastasis and Prognosis in Lung Adenocarcinoma.

Front Mol Biosci 2021 24;8:679031. Epub 2021 May 24.

Department of Esophageal Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy of Tianjin, Tianjin's Clinical Research Center for Cancer, National Clinical Research Center of Cancer, Tianjin, China.

Lung cancer is a serious malignancy, and lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is the most common pathological subtype. Immune-related factors play an important role in lymph node metastasis. In this study, we obtained gene expression profile data for LUAD and normal tissues from the TCGA database and analyzed their immune-related genes (IRGs), and observed that 459 IRGs were differentially expressed. Read More

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Persistent or recurrent Barrett's neoplasia after an endoscopic therapy session is associated with DNA content abnormality and can be detected by DNA flow cytometric analysis of paraffin-embedded tissue.

Mod Pathol 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

University of California at San Francisco, Department of Pathology, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Endoscopic therapy is currently the standard of care for the treatment of high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or intramucosal adenocarcinoma (IMC) in patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE). Visible lesions are treated with endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), which is often coupled with radiofrequency ablation (RFA). However, endoscopic therapy may require multiple sessions (one session every 2-3 months) and does not always assure complete eradication of neoplasia. Read More

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Early Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancer Detection Using Electron Microscopy to Reveal Chromatin Packing Alterations in Buccal Mucosa Cells.

Microsc Microanal 2021 Jun 10:1-11. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Dr. Molewaterplein 40, Postbus 2040, 3000CARotterdam, the Netherlands.

A profound characteristic of field cancerization is alterations in chromatin packing. This study aimed to quantify these alterations using electron microscopy image analysis of buccal mucosa cells of laryngeal, esophageal, and lung cancer patients. Analysis was done on normal-appearing mucosa, believed to be within the cancerization field, and not tumor itself. Read More

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Cancer risk in tuberculosis patients in a high endemic area.

BMC Cancer 2021 Jun 9;21(1):679. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Medical Oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, No. 270, Dong'an Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, 200032, China.

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) may facilitate carcinogenesis. We performed a case-control study of the association between TB and cancer in Xinjiang, a high TB endemic area of China.

Methods: From January 2016 to December 2018, a total of 45,455 patients hospitalized in Xinjiang Cancer Hospital were consecutively enrolled and divided into a malignant tumor group (n = 32,539) and a benign tumor group (n = 12,916). Read More

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Building family caregiver skills using a simulation-based intervention for care of patients with cancer: protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

BMC Nurs 2021 Jun 9;20(1):93. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Background: Family caregivers of patients with cancer undergoing radiation therapy experience significant distress and challenges related to high symptom burden and complex care demands. This is particularly true for caregivers of patients with head and neck, esophageal, anal, rectal, and lung cancers, who are often receiving combined-modality treatment and may have tracheostomy tubes, gastrostomy tubes, or colostomies/ileostomies. This study aims to evaluate a simulation-based nursing intervention to provide information, support, and training to caregivers during radiation therapy. Read More

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A different overview of staging PET/CT images in patients with esophageal cancer: the role of textural analysis with machine learning methods.

Ann Nucl Med 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine, İnciraltı mah. Mithatpaşa cad. no:1606 Balçova, Izmir, Turkey.

Objective: This study evaluates the ability of several machine learning (ML) algorithms, developed using volumetric and texture data extracted from baseline F-FDG PET/CT studies performed initial staging of patient with esophageal cancer (EC), to predict survival and histopathology.

Methods: The initial staging F-FDG PET/CT images obtained on newly diagnosed EC patients between January 2008 and June 2019 were evaluated using LIFEx software. A region of interest (ROI) of the primary tumor was created and volumetric and textural features were obtained. Read More

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ASO Author Reflections: Prognostic Role of a Coagulation Index for Patients with Esophageal Squamous Cell Cancer.

Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Radiation Oncology Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute, Sichuan Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.

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Repeated talaporfin sodium photodynamic therapy for esophageal cancer: safety and efficacy.

Esophagus 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Therapeutic Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.

Background: Talaporfin sodium photodynamic therapy (tPDT) is an effective salvage treatment for local failure after chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer. Repeated tPDT could also be indicated for local recurrence or residue after the first salvage tPDT. However, the safety and efficacy of repeated tPDT have not been elucidated. Read More

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Genetic variations in DNA repair gene NEIL1 associated with radiation pneumonitis risk in lung cancer patients.

Mol Genet Genomic Med 2021 Jun 9:e1698. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Oncology, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Background: Radiation pneumonitis (RP) is a common side effect in lung cancer patients who received radiotherapy. Our previous study found genetic variations in DNA repair gene NEIL1 may be a predictor of RP in patients with esophageal cancer. So, we hypothesis genetic variations in NEIL1 gene could affect the risk of RP in lung cancer patients following radiotherapy. Read More

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The Comparison of mDCF and mFOLFOX-6 as First-Line Treatment in Metastatic Gastric Cancer.

Cureus 2021 May 7;13(5):e14882. Epub 2021 May 7.

Medical Oncology, Health of Science Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, TUR.

Introduction: Fluoropyrimidine and platinum-based chemotherapy regimens are widely accepted for metastatic gastric cancer (GC). Because of drug toxicity, a combined two-drug cytotoxic drug regimen is recommended for first-line therapy, while three-drug cytotoxic regimens are recommended for patients with medically fit and better performance status. In this study, it was aimed to compare modified FOLFOX-6 (mFOLFOX-6) and modified DCF (mDCF) regimens in terms of survival and side effects in first-line treatment in metastatic GC. Read More

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T cells, B cells, and PD-L1 expression in esophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: relationship with histopathological response and survival.

Oncoimmunology 2021 May 20;10(1):1921443. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Oncology and Therapeutic Pathology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Perioperative chemotherapy enhances the survival rates for patients with esophageal and gastric (EG) adenocarcinoma, but not all patients benefit from this additional treatment. Chemotherapeutic agents have been demonstrated to alter the immune cell (IC) composition in the tumor microenvironment. Hence, there is a rationale to investigate the influence of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) on different IC subsets, to better understand and compare their utility as complementary prognostic or predictive biomarkers in a clinically relevant context. Read More

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