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Original Article

Efficacy of bi-monthly hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with decompensated cirrhosis
Kei Moriya, Tadashi Namisaki, Shinya Sato, Masanori Furukawa, Akitoshi Douhara, Hideto Kawaratani, Kosuke Kaji, Mitsuteru Kitade, Naotaka Shimozato, Yasuhiko Sawada, Kenichiro Seki, Soichiro Saikawa, Hiroaki Takaya, Kou Kitagawa, Takemi Akahane, Akira Mitoro, Yasushi Okura, Junichi Yamao, Hitoshi Yoshiji
Evaluating treatment protocols for rectal squamous cell carcinomas: the Duke experience and literature
Erin J. Song, Corbin D. Jacobs, Manisha Palta, Christopher G. Willett, Yuan Wu, Brian G. Czito
Estimation of hepatocellular carcinoma mortality using aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index
Kelvin Allenson, David Roife, Lillian S. Kao, Tien C. Ko, Curtis J. Wray
Circulating TGF-β1 as the potential epithelial mesenchymal transition-biomarker for diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma
Phongsaran Kimawaha, Apinya Jusakul, Prem Junsawang, Watcharin Loilome, Narong Khuntikeo, Anchalee Techasen
Predictors of outcomes in patients with gastric cancer treated with contemporary multimodality strategies—a single institution experience
Tuyen Hoang, Michelle Park, Darryl Hiyama, Farshid Dayyani
Combined conventional transarterial chemoembolization with Mitomycin and percutaneous ablation for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma
Ricardo Yamada, Beatriz Bassaco, Stephen Bracewell, Samuel Volin, Heather Collins, Christopher Hannegan, Marcelo Guimarares
Loss of ferrochelatase is protective against colon cancer cells: ferrochelatase a possible regulator of the long noncoding RNA H19
Rémi Safi, Tala Mohsen-Kanson, Georges Nemer, Batoul Dekmak, Nelly Rubeiz, Marwan El-Sabban, Dany Nassar, Assaad Eid, Ossama Abbas, Abdul-Ghani Kibbi, Mazen Kurban
Decreased percentage of neutrophil is a predict factor for the efficacy of trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride for pretreated metastatic colorectal cancer
Katsuya Makihara, Rino Fukui, Hitomi Uchiyama, Yasushi Shigeoka, Akihiro Toyokawa
Effect of KRAS mutational status on disease behavior and treatment outcome in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer: intratumor heterogeneity and mutational status
Ayman Rasmy, Alaa Fayed, Ayman Omar, Nermin Fahmy
Survival trends of metastatic small intestinal neuroendocrine tumor: a population-based analysis of SEER database
Chintan P. Shah, Lazarus K. Mramba, Rohit Bishnoi, Athira Unnikrishnan, Jennifer M. Duff, Sreenivasa R. Chandana
Genomic profiling of cell-free circulating tumor DNA in patients with colorectal cancer and its fidelity to the genomics of the tumor biopsy
Gerald Li, Dean Pavlick, Jon H. Chung, Todd Bauer, Bradford A. Tan, Julio Peguero, Patrick Ward, Andre Kallab, Jose Bufill, Anthony Hoffman, Ahad Sadiq, Jeff Edenfield, Jie He, Matthew Cooke, Jason Hughes, Brady Forcier, Michelle Nahas, Phil Stephens, Siraj M. Ali, Alexa B. Schrock, Jeffrey S. Ross, Vincent A. Miller, Jeffrey P. Gregg
Rectal cancer in the young: analysis of contributing factors and surgical outcomes
Odinaka Mogor, Agnes Ewongwo, Ogaga Ojameruaye, Viraj Pandit, Pamela Omesiete, Carolina Martinez, Paul Hsu, Aaron Scott, Emad Elquza, Valentine Nfonsam
Delivery rate of patients with advanced gastric cancer to third-line chemotherapy and those patients’ characteristics: an analysis in real-world setting
Masayuki Ueno, Akira Doi, Tomohiko Sunami, Hiroshi Takayama, Hirokazu Mouri, Motowo Mizuno
The prognostic value of systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) in patients after radical operation for carcinoma of stomach in gastric cancer
Qingshan Wang, Dayong Zhu
Phase Ib trial of gemcitabine with yttrium-90 in patients with hepatic metastasis of pancreatobiliary origin
Nariman Nezami, Juan C. Camacho, Nima Kokabi, Bassel F. El-Rayes, Hyun S. Kim
Downstaging unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma by radioembolization using 90-yttrium resin microspheres: a single center experience
Marco Tabone, Amedeo Calvo, Nadia Russolillo, Serena Langella, Paolo Carbonatto, Roberto Lo Tesoriere, Elisa Richetta, Riccardo Pellerito, Alessandro Ferrero
Quality of life as a fundamental outcome after curative intent gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma: lessons learned from patients
Rodrigo Nascimento Pinheiro, Samantha Mucci, Renato Morato Zanatto, Olavo Magalhães Picanço Junior, Augusto Angelo Granado Bottino, Renata Pereira Fontoura, Gaspar de Jesus Lopes Filho
First line nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine in elderly metastatic pancreatic patients: a good choice beyond age
Angelica Petrillo, Annalisa Pappalardo, Filomena Calabrese, Giuseppe Tirino, Luca Pompella, Jole Ventriglia, Maria Maddalena Laterza, Marianna Caterino, Vincenzo Sforza, Vega Iranzo, Maria Biglietto, Michele Orditura, Fortunato Ciardiello, Giovanni Conzo, Carlo Molino, Ferdinando De Vita
Identification of potential biomarkers and pathways in ulcerative colitis with combined public mRNA and miRNA expression microarray data analysis
Lili Yang, Yaoyao Bian, Zhengjun Li, Yan Yan, Junyi Li, Wenlin Li, Li Zeng
Clinical outcomes of endoscopic submucosal tunnel dissection compared with conventional endoscopic submucosal dissection for superficial esophageal cancer: a systematic review and metaanalysis
Jia-Xi Lu, De-Liang Liu, Yu-Yong Tan
Trends of incidence and survival in patients with gastroenteropancreatic signet ring cell carcinoma: an analysis from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program
Hui Li, Zhen Zong, Taicheng Zhou, Lina Sun, Anan Wang, Kunhe Zhang, Chenghao Yi
Treatment delays during FOLFOX chemotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer: a multicenter retrospective analysis
Lawrence G. Kogan, S. Lindsey Davis, Gabriel A. Brooks
Long-term outcomes by response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiation in patients with resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Ahmed Khattab, Sunita Patruni, Stephen Abel, Shaakir Hasan, Ethan B. Ludmir, Gene Finley, Dulabh Monga, Rodney E. Wegner, Vivek Verma

Review Article

The assessment of intraoperative technique-related risk factors and management of anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy: a systematic review
Chuangui Chen, Hongjing Jiang, Zhentao Yu
Radiation therapy for rectal cancer
Michelle Tseng, Yu Yang Soon, Balamurugan Vellayappan, Francis Ho, Jeremy Tey
Transanal total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: hype or new hope?
Chien-Chih Chen, Yi-Ling Lai, Andy Yi-Ming Cheng, Chun-Ho Chu, I-Ping Huang, Shung-Haur Yang
Pelvic exenteration for locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer—how much more?
Yee Chen Lau, Kilian G. M. Brown, Peter Lee
Diagnostic and management strategies for lateral pelvic lymph nodes in low rectal cancer—a review of the evidence
Dedrick Kok Hong Chan, Ker-Kan Tan, Takashi Akiyoshi
Status of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer
Seung Yoon Yang, Jae Hyun Kang, Ho Seung Kim, Yoon Dae Han, Byung Soh Min, Kang Young Lee
Endoscopic stenting in colorectal cancer
Tian-Zhi Lim, Ker-Kan Tan
Proton beam radiotherapy for pancreas cancer
Michael S. Rutenberg, Romaine C. Nichols
Robotic surgery in colorectal cancer: the way forward or a passing fad
James Chi-Yong Ngu, Seon-Hahn Kim
Proton beam therapy for liver cancers
Michael Chuong, Adeel Kaiser, Jason Molitoris, Alejandra Mendez Romero, Smith Apisarnthanarax
Heavy charged particles for gastrointestinal cancers
Yuka Isozaki, Hirotoshi Takiyama, Tapesh Bhattacharyya, Daniel Ebner, Goro Kasuya, Hirokazu Makishima, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tadashi Kamada, Shigeru Yamada
Proton beam radiotherapy for anal and rectal cancers
Eugene J. Vaios, Jennifer Y. Wo
Complete mesocolic excision for colon cancer: is it worth it?
Frederick H. Koh, Ker-Kan Tan
Making sense of adjuvant chemotherapy in colorectal cancer
Gloria H. J. Chan, Cheng E. Chee
Genomics and metagenomics of colorectal cancer
Charmaine Ng, Haojun Li, William K. K. Wu, Sunny H. Wong, Jun Yu
Radiation biology considerations of proton therapy for gastrointestinal cancers
Chris Beltran, Heather L. Schultz, Aman Anand, Kenneth Merrell

Case Report

Asymptomatic esophageal glomus tumor: case report
Cicilia Marcella, Ruihua Shi, Ting Yu, Shakeel Sarwar, Xueqin Wang, Yang Liu
A case of gastric small cell carcinoma with metastases to bone and liver
Geethapriya Rajasekaran Rathnakumar, Ashish Gupta, Febin John, Yingxian Liu, Shams Shakil, Elizabeth Guevara
Successful 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) infusion re-challenge in a metastatic colorectal cancer patient with coronary artery disease who experienced symptoms consistent with coronary vasospasm during first 5-FU infusion
Jason M. Redman, Logan P. Rhea, Alessandra Brofferio, Margaret Whelpley, James L. Gulley, Margaret E. Gatti-Mays, Sheri McMahon, Lisa M. Cordes, Julius Strauss