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      Clinical application of gelatin sponge microparticles combined with pirarubicin for hepatic transcatheter arterial chemoembolization in breast cancer liver metastasis treatment: results of a single-center long-term study

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          Objective

          To retrospectively analyze the safety and long-term clinical efficacy of gelatin sponge microparticles combined with the chemotherapy drug pirarubicin for hepatic transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (GSMs-TACE) in order to treat breast cancer liver metastasis (BCLM).

          Methods

          Twenty-seven BCLM patients who underwent GSMs-TACE from July 2010 to July 2016 were enrolled. Tumor target blood vessels were slowly and regionally embolized with absorbable gelatin sponge particles and pirarubicin injections. Plain computed tomography (CT) scans and biochemical indexes were re-examined at 4 days after treatment, and enhanced CT scans or magnetic resonance images and biochemical indexes, 1 month later. For patients with stable tumors, the follow-up period was 2 to 3 months, and the tumor response was evaluated using Modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors. Adverse reactions, survival time, and prognostic factors were assessed.

          Results

          By October 2019, 27 patients with BCLM had undergone GSMs-TACE, with an average of 2.44 ± 1.58 treatments. The 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival rates were 62.96%, 22.22%, and 14.81%, respectively, and the mOS was 22.0 months. No serious complications, such as acute liver failure and liver abscess, had occurred. There were two cases of acute cholecystitis that recovered after symptomatic treatment. Multivariate analysis of the prognosis showed that the primary tumor size, number of metastatic lymph nodes, estrogen receptor/progesterone receptor (ER/PR) status, and time to postoperative liver metastasis and combination therapy were statistically significant.

          Conclusions

          The overall prognosis of BCLM was poor. GSMs-TACE was safe and effective for BCLM treatment and could prolong the median survival time of patients. Therefore, it is worthy of widespread clinical application.

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          Each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths that will occur in the United States and compiles the most recent data on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival. Incidence data, available through 2014, were collected by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program; the National Program of Cancer Registries; and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. Mortality data, available through 2015, were collected by the National Center for Health Statistics. In 2018, 1,735,350 new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths are projected to occur in the United States. Over the past decade of data, the cancer incidence rate (2005-2014) was stable in women and declined by approximately 2% annually in men, while the cancer death rate (2006-2015) declined by about 1.5% annually in both men and women. The combined cancer death rate dropped continuously from 1991 to 2015 by a total of 26%, translating to approximately 2,378,600 fewer cancer deaths than would have been expected if death rates had remained at their peak. Of the 10 leading causes of death, only cancer declined from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, the cancer death rate was 14% higher in non-Hispanic blacks (NHBs) than non-Hispanic whites (NHWs) overall (death rate ratio [DRR], 1.14; 95% confidence interval [95% CI], 1.13-1.15), but the racial disparity was much larger for individuals aged <65 years (DRR, 1.31; 95% CI, 1.29-1.32) compared with those aged ≥65 years (DRR, 1.07; 95% CI, 1.06-1.09) and varied substantially by state. For example, the cancer death rate was lower in NHBs than NHWs in Massachusetts for all ages and in New York for individuals aged ≥65 years, whereas for those aged <65 years, it was 3 times higher in NHBs in the District of Columbia (DRR, 2.89; 95% CI, 2.16-3.91) and about 50% higher in Wisconsin (DRR, 1.78; 95% CI, 1.56-2.02), Kansas (DRR, 1.51; 95% CI, 1.25-1.81), Louisiana (DRR, 1.49; 95% CI, 1.38-1.60), Illinois (DRR, 1.48; 95% CI, 1.39-1.57), and California (DRR, 1.45; 95% CI, 1.38-1.54). Larger racial inequalities in young and middle-aged adults probably partly reflect less access to high-quality health care. CA Cancer J Clin 2018;68:7-30. © 2018 American Cancer Society.
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            Femur performed better than tibia in autologous transplantation during hemipelvis reconstruction

            Background Pelvic reconstruction after hemipelvectomy can greatly improve the weight-bearing stability of the supporting skeleton and improve patients’ quality of life. Although an autograft can be used to reconstruct pelvic defects, the most suitable choice of autograft, i.e., the use of either femur or tibia, has not been determined. We aimed to analyze the mechanical stresses of a pelvic ring reconstructed using femur or tibia after hemipelvectomy using finite element (FE) analysis. Methods FE models of normal and reconstructed pelvis were established based on computed tomography images, and the stress distributions were analyzed under physiological loading from 0 to 500 N in both intact and restored pelvic models using femur or tibia. Results The vertical displacement of the intact pelvis was less than that of reconstructed pelvis, but there was no significant difference between the two reconstructed models. In FE analysis, the stress distribution of the intact pelvic model was bilaterally symmetric and the maximum stresses were located at the sacroiliac joint, arcuate line, ischiatic ramus, and ischial tuberosity. The maximum stress in each part of the reconstructed pelvis greatly exceeded that of the intact model. The maximum von Mises stress of the femur was 13.9 MPa, and that of the tibia was 6.41 MPa. However, the stress distribution was different in the two types of reconstructed pelvises. The tibial reconstruction model induced concentrated stress on the tibia shaft making it more vulnerable to fracture. The maximum stress on the femur was concentrated on the connections between the femur and the screws. Conclusions From a biomechanical point of view, the reconstruction of hemipelvic defects with femur is a better choice.
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              Local Treatment of Breast Cancer Liver Metastasis

              Breast cancer represents a leading cause of death worldwide. Despite the advances in systemic therapies, the prognosis for patients with breast cancer liver metastasis (BCLM) remains poor. Especially in case of failure or cessation of systemic treatments, surgical resection for BCLMs has been considered as the treatment standard despite a lack of robust evidence of benefit. However, due to the extent and location of disease and physical condition, the number of patients with BCLM who are eligible for surgery is limited. Palliative locoregional treatments of liver metastases (LM) include transarterial embolization (TAE), transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), and selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT). Percutaneous thermal ablation methods, such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA), are considered potentially curative local treatment options. They are less invasive, less expensive and have fewer contraindications and complication rates than surgery. Because conventional ultrasound- and computed tomography-guided single-probe thermal ablation is limited by tumor size, multi-probe stereotactic radiofrequency ablation (SRFA) with intraoperative image fusion for immediate, reliable judgment has been developed in order to treat large and multiple tumors within one session. This review focuses on the different minimally invasive local and locoregional treatment options for BCLM and attempts to describe their current and future role in the multidisciplinary treatment setting.
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                Contributors
                zhoujun_doc@163.com
                drwulinjian@126.com
                yueweizhangdr@126.com
                Journal
                World J Surg Oncol
                World J Surg Oncol
                World Journal of Surgical Oncology
                BioMed Central (London )
                1477-7819
                21 August 2021
                21 August 2021
                2021
                : 19
                : 249
                Affiliations
                [1 ]GRID grid.459353.d, ISNI 0000 0004 1800 3285, Interventional Medicine Center, , Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University, ; No. 6 Jie Fang Street, Dalian, 116001 Liaoning Province China
                [2 ]Interventional Medicine Center, Linyi Cancer Hospital, 6 East Lingyuan Street, Linyi, 276001 Shandong Province China
                [3 ]Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Center, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, 168 Litang Road, Beijing, 102218 Changping District China
                [4 ]GRID grid.459353.d, ISNI 0000 0004 1800 3285, Cancer Treatment Center, , Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University, ; No. 6 Jiefang Street, Dalian, 116001 Liaoning Province China
                [5 ]GRID grid.452828.1, Medical Imaging Center, , The Second Hospital of Dalian Medical University, ; No. 467 Zhongshan Raod, Shahekou District, Dalian, 116044 Liaoning Province China
                [6 ]GRID grid.459353.d, ISNI 0000 0004 1800 3285, Medical Imaging Center, , Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University, ; No. 6 Jie Fang Street, Dalian, 116001 Liaoning Province China
                Article
                2332
                10.1186/s12957-021-02332-0
                8380398
                34419064
                02ef6622-e4fb-4a4d-b51b-78ddcee275a2
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                : 23 February 2021
                : 10 July 2021
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                Surgery
                breast tumor,liver metastasis,tace,gelatin sponge microparticles,efficacy
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                breast tumor, liver metastasis, tace, gelatin sponge microparticles, efficacy

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