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Original Article

Non-anaemic iron deficiency should be investigated with the same priority as iron deficiency anaemia in fast track colorectal clinics—retrospective cohort study
Talal Majeed, Joshua Solomon, Romassa Siddiq Ali, Praminthra Chitsabesan
Real world aspects of palliative trifluridine plus tiperacil (TAS-102) in refractory metastatic colorectal cancer
Mikael Wallander, Bo Rolander, Elisabeth Åvall-Lundqvist, Nils O. Elander
High body mass index is associated with an increased overall survival in rectal cancer
Karolina Juszczyk, Sharlyn Kang, Soni Putnis, Robert Winn, James Chen, Morteza Aghmesheh, Glaucia Fylyk, Daniel Brungs
Investigating disparities: the effect of social environment on pancreatic cancer survival in metastatic patients
David Madnick, Elizabeth Handorf, Angel Ortiz, Kristen Sorice, Lavanya Nagappan, Matthew Moccia, Khadija Cheema, Namrata Vijayvergia, Efrat Dotan, Shannon M. Lynch
Impact of examined lymph node count on prognosis in patients with lymph node-negative pancreatic body/tail ductal adenocarcinoma
Yu-Feng Li, Yu-Cheng Xiang, Qiu-Qiang Zhang, Wei-Lin Wang
Impact of immunotherapy use in patients with stage IV pancreatic carcinoma
Achuta K. Guddati, Takefumi Komiya, Sunny J. Patel, Neil Sharma, Emily Powell
Pathologic complete response (pCR) rates and outcomes after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy with proton or photon radiation for adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction
Cristina M. DeCesaris, Melanie Berger, J. Isabelle Choi, Shamus R. Carr, Whitney M. Burrows, William F. Regine, Charles B. Simone II, Jason K. Molitoris
Clinical outcomes of capecitabine-based versus S-1-based regimens as first-line chemotherapy in patients with unresectable or metastatic gastric cancer: a propensity score matched single-center comparison
Jin Wang, Zhi Li, Jinglei Qu, Na Song, Ying Chen, Yu Cheng, Simeng Zhang, Xiujuan Qu, Yunpeng Liu
Integrative bioinformatics analysis of prognostic alternative splicing signatures in gastric cancer
Zhen Zong, Hui Li, Zhikun Ning, Cegui Hu, Fuxin Tang, Xiaojian Zhu, Huakai Tian, Taicheng Zhou, He Wang
Enhanced fatty acid oxidation mediated by CPT1C promotes gastric cancer progression
Tianyi Chen, Guiyang Wu, Hai Hu, Chongshan Wu
Adult height is not associated with the risk of stomach cancer in a meta-analysis
Min Seok Seo, Dong Kyun Park, In Cheol Hwang, Jae-Yong Shim, Hong Yup Ahn
Albumin-bilirubin grade as a prognostic indicator for patients with non-hepatocellular primary and metastatic liver malignancy undergoing Yttrium-90 radioembolization using resin microspheres
Antoine Azar, Zlatko Devcic, Ricardo Paz-Fumagalli, Lucas Lauar Cortizo Vidal, J. Mark McKinney, Gregory Frey, Andrew R. Lewis, Charles Ritchie, Jason S. Starr, Kabir Mody, Beau Toskich
Critical evaluation of quality of hepatopancreatic surgery in a medium-volume center in Finland using the Accordion Severity Grading System and the Postoperative Morbidity Index
Kyösti Tahkola, Ville Väyrynen, Ilmo Kellokumpu, Olli Helminen
Down-regulation of small nuclear RNA (snRNA) RNU5E-1 in hepatocellular carcinoma presents with vital clinical significance
Yuan Ding, Zhongquan Sun, Sitong Zhang, Xin Han, Yanjie Li, Qianhui Xu, Liuzhi Zhou, Hao Xu, Yang Bai, Chang Xu, Hao Ding, Yao Ge, Weilin Wang
Comparison of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization with raltitrexed plus liposomal doxorubicin vs. tegafur plus pirarubicin for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma
Rui Liao, Xing-Diao Zhang, Gui-Zhong Li, Ke-Le Qin, Xiong Yan
Discovery of a novel three-long non-coding RNA signature for predicting the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer
Yongqiang Wang, Huimin Zhang, Ju Wang


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Review Article

Imaging of pancreatic cancer: An overview
Pavan Tummala, Omer Junaidi, Banke Agarwal
Immunohistochemical features of the gastrointestinal tract tumors
Hannah H. Wong, Peiguo Chu
Techniques of hepatic resection
Robert J. Aragon, Naveenraj L. Solomon
Gastric cancer: Classification, histology and application of molecular pathology
Bing Hu, Nassim El Hajj, Scott Sittler, Nancy Lammert, Robert Barnes, Aurelia Meloni-Ehrig
HDR brachytherapy for anal cancer
Peter Niehoff, Gyoergy Kovács
Colorectal carcinoma: Pathologic aspects
Matthew Fleming, Sreelakshmi Ravula, Sergei F. Tatishchev, Hanlin L. Wang

Original Article

The clinical utility of serum CA 19-9 in the diagnosis, prognosis and management of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: An evidence based appraisal
Umashankar K Ballehaninna, Ronald S Chamberlain
Survival of metastatic gastric cancer: Significance of age, sex and race/ethnicity
Dongyun Yang, Andrew Hendifar, Cosima Lenz, Kayo Togawa, Felicitas Lenz, Georg Lurje, Alexandra Pohl, Thomas Winder, Yan Ning, Susan Groshen, Heinz-Josef Lenz

Review Article

Alcoholic liver disease- Hepatocellular carcinoma transformation
Samuel W French, James Lee, Jim Zhong, Timothy R Morgan, Virgil Buslon, William Lungo, Barbara A French
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma pathology: changing “landscape”
Lodewijk A. A. Brosens, Wenzel M. Hackeng, G. Johan Offerhaus, Ralph H. Hruban, Laura D. Wood
Refining the management of resectable esophagogastric cancer: FLOT4, CRITICS, OE05, MAGIC-B and the promise of molecular classification
Jeremy Chuang, Jun Gong, Samuel J. Klempner, Yanghee Woo, Joseph Chao

Original Article

Bax expression is a candidate prognostic and predictive marker of colorectal cancer
Venkat R Katkoori, Catalina Suarez-Cuervo, Chandrakumar Shanmugam, Nirag C Jhala, Tom Callens, Ludwine Messiaen, James Posey III, Harvey L Bumpers, Sreelatha Meleth, William E Grizzle, Upender Manne
Survival of metastatic gastric cancer: Significance of age, sex and race/ethnicity
Dongyun Yang, Andrew Hendifar, Cosima Lenz, Kayo Togawa, Felicitas Lenz, Georg Lurje, Alexandra Pohl, Thomas Winder, Yan Ning, Susan Groshen, Heinz-Josef Lenz
The influence of radiation therapy dose escalation on overall survival in unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma
William A. Hall, Lauren E. Colbert, Dana Nickleach, Jeffrey Switchenko, Yuan Liu, Theresa Gillespie, Joseph Lipscomb, Claire Hardy, David A. Kooby, Roshan S. Prabhu, John Kauh, Jerome C. Landry
Overall survival analysis of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and esophagectomy for esophageal cancer
Faisal A. Siddiqui, Katelyn M. Atkins, Brian S. Diggs, Charles R. Thomas Jr, John G. Hunter, James P. Dolan
Radiotherapy patterns of care in gastric adenocarcinoma: a single institution experience
Jessica Cheng, Malcolm H. Squires III, John L. Mikell, Sarah B. Fisher, Charles A. Staley III, David A. Kooby, Bassel F. El-Rayes, Walter J. Curran Jr, William A. Hall, Lauren E. Colbert, Joseph W. Shelton, Shishir K. Maithel, Jerome Landry, David S. Yu
Impact of intensity modulated radiation therapy on survival in anal cancer
Jaymin Jhaveri, Lael Rayfield, Yuan Liu, Mudit Chowdhary, Sibo Tian, Richard J. Cassidy, Theresa Gillespie, Pretesh R. Patel, Jerome C. Landry, Kirtesh R. Patel
Immune profiling of microsatellite instability-high and polymerase ε (POLE)-mutated metastatic colorectal tumors identifies predictors of response to anti-PD-1 therapy
Chongkai Wang, Jun Gong, Travis Y. Tu, Peter P. Lee, Marwan Fakih
Palliative care and end-of-life health care utilization in elderly patients with pancreatic cancer
Nizar Bhulani, Arjun Gupta, Ang Gao, Jenny Li, Chad Guenther, Chul Ahn, Elizabeth Paulk, Stephanie Houck, Muhammad S. Beg
Distinctive features of gastrointestinal stromal tumors arising from the colon and rectum
Rebecca Zhu, Fangfang Liu, Gabriella Grisotti, Javier Pérez-Irizarry, Charles H. Cha, Caroline H. Johnson, Daniel J. Boffa, Dale Han, Kimberly L. Johung, Yawei Zhang, Sajid A. Khan

Original Articles

Socioeconomic status, p53 abnormalities, and colorectal cancer
Emily Vogtmann, Chandrakumar Shanmugam, Venkat R. Katkoori, John Waterbor, Upender Manne
Nab-paclitaxel monotherapy in refractory pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Parvin F. Peddi, May Cho, Jian Wang, Feng Gao, Andrea Wang-Gillam

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Original Article

Conversion surgery in patients with pancreatic cancer and peritoneal metastasis
Suguru Yamada, Tsutomu Fujii, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Hideki Takami, Isaku Yoshioka, So Yamaki, Fuminori Sonohara, Kazuto Shibuya, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Satoshi Hirano, Yoshiak Murakami, Hitoshi Inoue, Masamichi Hayashi, Daisuke Hashimoto, Kenta Murotani, Joji Kitayama, Hideki Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Kodera, Mitsugu Sekimoto, Sohei Satoi

Case Report