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Hagiya Y.,Tokyo Institute of Technology | Endo Y.,Kanazawa University | Yonemura Y.,NPO Organization to Support Peritoneal Dissemination Treatment | Takahashi K.,SBI ALApromo Co. | And 7 more authors.
Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy | Year: 2012

Background: Recently, 5-aminolevulinic acid-based photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) is being widely used in cancer therapy owing to the tumor-specific accumulation of photosensitizing protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) after the administration of ALA. In the present study, by focusing on genes involved in the porphyrin biosynthesis pathway, we aimed to explore biomarkers that are predictive for the efficacy of ALA-PDT. Methods: We used five lines of human gastric cancer cells to measure the ALA-based photocytotoxicity. ALA-induced production of PpIX in cancer cells was quantified by fluorescence spectrophotometry. To examine the potential involvement of PEPT1 and ABCG2 in the ALA-PDT sensitivity, stable cell lines overexpressing PEPT1 were established and ABCG2-specific siRNA used. Results: We observed that three cell lines were photosensitive, whereas the other two cell lines were resistant to ALA-based photocytotoxicity. The ALA-based photocytotoxicity was found to be well correlated with intracellular PpIX levels, which suggests that certain enzymes and/or transporters involved in ALA-induced PpIX production are critical determinants. We found that high expression of the peptide transporter PEPT1 (ALA influx transporter) and low expression of the ATP-binding cassette transporter ABCG2 (porphyrin efflux transporter) determined ALA-induced PpIX production and cellular photosensitivity in vitro. Conclusion: PEPT1 and ABCG2 are key players in regulating intracellular PpIX levels and determining the efficacy of ALA-based photocytotoxicity against gastric cancer cells in vitro. Evaluation of the expression levels of PEPT1 and ABCG2 genes could be useful to predict the efficacy of ALA-PDT. Primers specific to those target genes are practical and useful biomarkers for predicting the photo-sensitivity to ALA-PDT. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


PubMed | NPO Organization to Support Peritoneal Dissemination Treatment, Hubei University and Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Translational oncology | Year: 2016

Despite the best standard treatment, optimal cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and platinum/taxane-based chemotherapy, prognosis of advanced epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) remains poor. Recently, CRS plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been developed to treat peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). This study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CRS+HIPEC to treat PC from advanced/recurrent EOC.Forty-six PC patients from advanced EOC (group A) or recurrent EOC (group B) were treated by 50 CRS+HIPEC procedures. The primary endpoints were progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS); the secondary endpoints were safety profiles.The median OS was 74.0 months [95% confidence interval (CI) 8.5-139.5] for group A versus 57.5 months (95% CI 29.8-85.2) for group B (P = .68). The median PFS was not reached for group A versus 8.5 months (95% CI 0-17.5) for group B (P = .034). Better median OS correlated with peritoneal cancer index (PCI) < 20 (76.6 months for PCI 20 group vs 38.5 months for PCI > 20 group, P = .01), complete cyroreduction (residual disease 2.5 mm) [79.5 months for completeness of cytoreduction (CC) score 0-1 vs 24.3 months for CC 2-3, P = .00], and sensitivity to platinum (65.3 months for platinum-sensitive group vs 20.0 for platinum-resistant group, P = .05). Serious adverse events occurred in five patients (10.0%). Multivariate analysis identified CC score as the only independent factor for better survival.For advanced/recurrent EOC, CRS+HIPEC could improve OS with acceptable safety.


Yonemura Y.,NPO Organization to Support Peritoneal Dissemination Treatment | Endou Y.,Kanazawa University | Sasaki T.,Aichi Gakuin University | Hirano M.,Kusatsu General Hospital | And 6 more authors.
European Journal of Surgical Oncology | Year: 2010

This review describes the latest surgical treatments for peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) arising from gastric cancer. Systemic chemotherapy is less effective against PC because of the existence of the blood-peritoneal barrier. Accordingly, perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy plus cytoreductive surgery (CRS) is a new trend of multidisciplinary therapy for PC. Intraperitoneally administered drugs penetrate directly into the peritoneal dissemination, resulting in the high loco-regional intensity of drugs. A new bidirectional chemotherapy called neoadjuvant intraperitoneal/systemic chemotherapy (NIPS) has been developed. After NIPS, the disappearance of PFCCs has been reported, and the incidence of complete cytoreduction has increased accordingly. Complete cytoreduction, a low peritoneal carcinomatosis index, and negative PFCCs are significant favorable prognostic factors. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) after CRS is associated with improved survival with an acceptable postoperative mortality and morbidity. Early postoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (EPIC) has also contributed to improving survival after CRS. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Yang X.-J.,Hubei University | Li Y.,Hubei University | Yonemura Y.,NPO Organization to Support Peritoneal Dissemination Treatment
Journal of Surgical Oncology | Year: 2010

Background: This work was to evaluate cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for advanced gastric cancer (GC). Methods: CRS and HIPEC were performed on 28 GC patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) and/or malignant ascites, with survival and perioperative safety as study endpoints. Results: A total of 30 CRS and HIPEC procedures were performed. Cytoreduction scores ratings (CCR) were CCR-0 in 11 (39.2%), CCR-1 in 6 (21.4%), CCR-2 in 8 (28.8%), and CCR-3 in 3 (10.6%) cases. The 6-, 12-, 18-, and 24-month survival rates were 75%, 50%, 43%, and 43%, respectively. The median survivals of patients with PCI ≤20 and high PCI >20 were 27.7 months (95% CI 15.2-40.3 months) and 6.4 months (95% CI 3.8-8.9 months) (P=0.000). The estimated median survival for patients with CCR-0, CCR-1, and CCR-2 and 3 were 43.4 months (95% CI, 26.9-59.9 months), 9.5 months (95% CI 6.4-12.6 months), and 7.5 months (95% CI 3.0-13.6 months) (P=0.001, CCR0 vs. CCR1-3). No perioperative death but 1 (3.6%) serious adverse event occurred. Conclusions: CRS plus HIPEC could offer survival advantage for selected GC patients with PC and/or ascites, with acceptable safety profile. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.


Yang X.-J.,Hubei University | Huang C.-Q.,Hubei University | Suo T.,Fudan University | Mei L.-J.,Hubei University | And 6 more authors.
Annals of Surgical Oncology | Year: 2011

Background: This randomized phase III study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from gastric cancer. Methods: Sixty-eight gastric PC patients were randomized into CRS alone (n = 34) or CRS + HIPEC (n = 34) receiving cisplatin 120 mg and mitomycin C 30 mg each in 6000 ml of normal saline at 43 ± 0.5°C for 60-90 min. The primary end point was overall survival, and the secondary end points were safety profiles. Results: Major clinicopathological characteristics were balanced between the 2 groups. The PC index was 2-36 (median 15) in the CRS + HIPEC and 3-23 (median 15) in the CRS groups (P = 0.489). The completeness of CRS score (CC 0-1) was 58.8% (20 of 34) in the CRS and 58.8% (20 of 34) in the CRS + HIPEC groups (P = 1.000). At a median follow-up of 32 months (7.5-83.5 months), death occurred in 33 of 34 (97.1%) cases in the CRS group and 29 of 34 (85.3%) cases of the CRS + HIPEC group. The median survival was 6.5 months (95% confidence interval 4.8-8.2 months) in CRS and 11.0 months (95% confidence interval 10.0-11.9 months) in the CRS + HIPEC groups (P = 0.046). Four patients (11.7%) in the CRS group and 5 (14.7%) patients in the CRS + HIPEC group developed serious adverse events (P = 0.839). Multivariate analysis found CRS + HIPEC, synchronous PC, CC 0-1, systemic chemotherapy ≥ 6 cycles, and no serious adverse events were independent predictors for better survival. Conclusions: For synchronous gastric PC, CRS + HIPEC with mitomycin C 30 mg and cisplatin 120 mg may improve survival with acceptable morbidity. © 2011 The Author(s).


Tang L.,Hubei University | Mei L.-J.,Hubei University | Yang X.-J.,Hubei University | Huang C.-Q.,Hubei University | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Translational Medicine | Year: 2011

Background: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been considered as a promising treatment modality for gastric cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). However, there have also been many debates regarding the efficacy and safety of this new approach. Results from experimental animal model study could help provide reliable information. This study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of CRS + HIPEC to treat gastric cancer with PC in a rabbit model.Methods: VX2 tumor cells were injected into the gastric submucosa of 42 male New Zealand rabbits using a laparotomic implantation technique, to construct rabbit model of gastric cancer with PC. The rabbits were randomized into control group (n = 14), CRS alone group (n = 14) and CRS + HIPEC group (n = 14). The control group was observed for natural course of disease progression. Treatments were started on day 9 after tumor cells inoculation, including maximal removal of tumor nodules in CRS alone group, and maximal CRS plus heperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion with docetaxel (10 mg/rabbit) and carboplatin (40 mg/rabbit) at 42.0 ± 0.5°C for 30 min in CRS + HIPEC group. The primary endpoint was overall survival (OS). The secondary endpoints were body weight, biochemistry, major organ functions and serious adverse events (SAE).Results: Rabbit model of gastric cancer with PC was successfully established in all animals. The clinicopathological features of the model were similar to human gastric PC. The median OS was 24.0 d (95% confidence interval 21.8 - 26.2 d ) in the control group, 25.0 d (95% CI 21.3 - 28.7 d ) in CRS group, and 40.0 d (95% CI 34.6 - 45.4 d ) in CRS + HIPEC group (P = 0.00, log rank test). Compared with CRS only or control group, CRS + HIPEC could extend the OS by at least 15 d (60%). At the baseline, on the day of surgery and on day 8 after surgery, the peripheral blood cells counts, liver and kidney functions, and biochemistry parameters were all comparable. SAE occurred in 0 animal in control group, 2 animals in CRS alone group including 1 animal death due to anesthesia overdose and another death due to postoperative hemorrhage, and 3 animals in CRS + HIPEC group including 1 animal death due to anesthesia overdose, and 2 animal deaths due to diarrhea 23 and 27 d after operation.Conclusions: In this rabbit model of gastric cancer with PC, CRS alone could not bring benefit while CRS + HIPEC with docetaxel and carboplatin could significantly prolong the survival with acceptable safety. © 2011 Tang et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


Huang C.-Q.,Wuhan University | Yang X.-J.,Wuhan University | Yu Y.,Wuhan University | Wu H.-T.,Wuhan University | And 3 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2014

Background: Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is a difficult clinical challenge in colorectal cancer (CRC) because conventional treatment modalities could not produce significant survival benefit, which highlights the acute need for new treatment strategies. Our previous case-control study demonstrated the potential survival advantage of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) over CRS alone. This phase II study was to further investigate the efficacy and adverse events of CRS+HIPEC for Chinese patients with CRC PC. Methods: A total of 60 consecutive CRC PC patients underwent 63 procedures consisting of CRS+HIPEC and postoperative chemotherapy, all by a designated team focusing on this combined treatment modality. All the clinico-pathological information was systematically integrated into a prospective database. The primary end point was disease-specific overall survival (OS), and the secondary end points were perioperative safety profiles. Results: By the most recent database update, the median follow-up was 29.9 (range 3.5-108.9) months. The peritoneal cancer index (PCI) ≤20 was in 47.0% of patients, complete cytoreductive surgery (CC0-1) was performed in 53.0% of patients. The median OS was 16.0 (95% confidence interval [CI] 12.2-19.8) months, and the 1-, 2-, 3-, and 5-year survival rates were 70.5%, 34.2%, 22.0% and 22.0%, respectively. Mortality and grades 3 to 5 morbidity rates in postoperative 30 days were 0.0% and 30.2%, respectively. Univariate analysis identified 3 parameters with significant effects on OS: PCI ≤20, CC0-1 and adjuvant chemotherapy over 6 cycles. On multivariate analysis, however, only CC0-1 and adjuvant chemotherapy ≥6 cycles were found to be independent factors for OS benefit. Discussion: CRS+HIPEC at a specialized treatment center could improve OS for selected CRC PC patients from China, with acceptable perioperative safety. © 2014 Huang et al.


Mizumoto A.,Kusatsu General Hospital | Canbay E.,Kocaeli Derince Education and Research Hospital | Hirano M.,Kusatsu General Hospital | Takao N.,Kusatsu General Hospital | And 3 more authors.
Gastroenterology Research and Practice | Year: 2012

Background. Even though cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are associated with a high morbidity and mortality rates, it has been reported that CRS and HIPEC improved survival of selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis. We aimed to report morbidity and mortality results of CRS and HIPEC from a single institution in Japan. Methods and Results. Total of 284 procedures of CRS were performed on patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei, peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colon cancer and gastric cancer between 2007 and 2011 in our institution. The morbidity rate was 49% of all procedure, and grades I/II and grades III/IV complications were 28% and 17%, respectively. Most frequent complication was surgical site infections including intraabdominal abscess. The mortality rate was 3.5%, and reoperation was needed in 11% of all procedures. Univariate and multivariate analysis showed peritoneal carcinomatosis index (PCI) greater than 20 was the only significant factor for occurrence of postoperative complications (P<0.01). In contrast, HIPEC significantly reduced postoperative complications (P<0.05). Conclusions. The morbidity and mortality rates of our institution are comparable with previous reports that are in acceptable rates. Optimal patient selection such as patients with PCI less than 20 seems to be of paramount importance to CRS and HIPEC. Copyright © 2012 Akiyoshi Mizumoto et al.


Liu Y.,NPO Organization to Support Peritoneal Dissemination Treatment.
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2013

We report a case of a 59-year-old woman with a very rare giant mesentery malignant solitary fibrous tumor that recurred as dedifferentiated liposarcoma. The woman was admitted to the hospital because of low abdominal pain. Radiological and biopsy findings revealed a multi-lobulated giant malignant solitary fibrous tumor that had invaded the inferior vena cava, abdominal aorta, and superior mesentery vessels. The tumor was completely removed during the first cytoreductive surgery. Histopathologically, tumor had a heterogeneous cell population, composed of spindle cells with fibrous collagen proliferation. The spindle cells were not arranged in a specific pattern. Immunohistochemistry revealed that the tumor cells were positive for CD34, CD99, Bcl-2, and smooth muscle actin( SMA) and negative for CD117, epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), CAM5.7, S100, desmin, and caldesmon. The tumor recurred 9 months after surgery, and another cytoreductive surgery was then performed. The postoperative histopathological appearance of the invaded area indicated a well-differentiated liposarcoma. Formation of tumorous bone was also noted in the same area, in addition to atypical mesenchymal cells and multi-vacuolated lipoblasts in the area of the well-differentiated liposarcoma. Proliferated spindle cells arranged in a storiform pattern were found in the area adjacent to the tumor. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed that the tumors cells were positive for SMA, HHF-35, and caldesmon and negative for CD117, CD34, and S100. A diagnosis of dedifferentiated liposarcoma was made.


PubMed | NPO Organization to support Peritoneal Dissemination Treatment
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP | Year: 2016

The value of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) in fluorescence detection of peritoneal metastases and the underlying mechanisms were evaluated in patients with peritoneal surface malignancies.Oral 5-ALA was administered at a concentration of 20 mg kg body weight with 50 ml of water 2 hours prior to surgery (n=115). The diagnostic value of 5-ALA based fluorescence production was evaluated following white light inspection during prior to cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Then, peptide transporter PEPT1 (ALA influx transporter) and ATP-binding cassette transporter ABCG2 (porphyrin efflux transporter) gene expression was determined with quantitative real time (qRT)-PCR and pathological diagnoses confirmed for all tissue samples.The 5-ALA based photodynamic detection rate was 17% for appendiceal mucinous neoplasms, 54% for colorectal cancers, 33% for gastric cancers, 67% for diffuse malign peritoneal mesotheliomas, and 89% for epithelial ovarian cancer of peritoneal metastases. 5-ALA was detected in all cases of peritoneal metastases originating from cholangiocarcinomas whereas it was not able to detect any in granulosa cell and gastrointestinal stromal tumor cases. Furthermore, PEPT1 was overexpressed whereas ABCG2 expression was downregulated in tumors detected with fluorescence.5-ALA provided 100% specificity and high sensitivity to detect peritoneal metastases in subgroups of patients with peritoneal surface mailgnancies. ALA influx transporter PEPT1 and porphyrin efflux transporter ABCG2 genes are important in tumor specific 5-ALA induced fluorescence in vivo. Further studies should clarify diagnostic utility of 5-ALA in peritoneal surface malignancies.

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