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The purpose of this study is to determine whether baseline CT perfusion characteristics (measurements of blood-flow using CT) of hepatic cancers can predict tumor response to treatment and whether perfusion CT after treatment can be used as a biomarker for response to treatment. Treatment may consist of chemotherapy or stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)or embolization therapy.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:10-0400
GI tract including pancreas is the one of most common primary sites of neuroendocrine tumors. Current grading of neuroendocrine tumors are based on the 2010 WHO classification. This classi...
This phase II trial studies ziv-aflibercept in treating and perfusion computed tomography perfusion imaging in predicting response in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors that ha...
Prospective study to obtain fresh tumor biopsies and three blood samples from patients with a confirmed histological or cytological diagnosis of well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (...
A prospective observational study containing three arms comprising different therapeutic measures to treat patients with neuroendocrine tumors in advanced stages. The therapy arms include ...
The goal of this study is to evaluate the biodistribution of Gallium-68 Pentixafor in patients with Neuroendocrine tumors and to evaluate the repeatability of Gallium-68 Pentixafor uptake ...
Primary neuroendocrine tumors of the genitourinary tract are rare and are comprised of a heterogeneous group of neoplasms. These include paraganglioma, well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors or car...
Goblet cell tumors are rare tumors of the appendix that exhibit both neuroendocrine and mucinous differentiation. This dual differentiation has led to a controversy regarding the proper classification...
Neuroendocrine tumors are found throughout the body, including the pancreas. These tumors are phenotypically and genetically heterogeneous and can be difficult to accurately image using current imagin...
Neuroendocrine tumors of the lung are staged with the AJCC-TNM for non-small cell lung cancer. However, neuroendocrine tumors have a distinct clinical behavior with grade providing critical prognostic...
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are a rare, heterogeneous group of pancreatic neoplasms with a wide range of malignant potential. They may manifest as noninfiltrative, slow-growing tumors, lo...
Tumors whose cells possess secretory granules and originate from the neuroectoderm, i.e., the cells of the ectoblast or epiblast that program the neuroendocrine system. Common properties across most neuroendocrine tumors include ectopic hormone production (often via APUD CELLS), the presence of tumor-associated antigens, and isozyme composition.
A group of carcinomas which share a characteristic morphology, often being composed of clusters and trabecular sheets of round "blue cells", granular chromatin, and an attenuated rim of poorly demarcated cytoplasm. Neuroendocrine tumors include carcinoids, small ("oat") cell carcinomas, medullary carcinoma of the thyroid, Merkel cell tumor, cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma, pancreatic islet cell tumors, and pheochromocytoma. Neurosecretory granules are found within the tumor cells. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
A 38-kDa integral membrane glycoprotein of the presynaptic vesicles in neuron and neuroendocrine cells. It is expressed by a variety of normal and neoplastic neuroendocrine cells and is therefore used as an immunocytochemical marker for neuroendocrine differentiation in various tumors. In ALZHEIMER DISEASE and other dementing disorders, there is an important synapse loss due in part to a decrease of synaptophysin in the presynaptic vesicles.
An acidic protein found in the NEUROENDOCRINE SYSTEM that functions as a molecular chaperone for PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE 2.
The chilling of a tissue or organ during decreased BLOOD perfusion or in the absence of blood supply. Cold ischemia time during ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION begins when the organ is cooled with a cold perfusion solution after ORGAN PROCUREMENT surgery, and ends after the tissue reaches physiological temperature during implantation procedures. WARM ISCHEMIA TIME starts then and ends with completion of SURGICAL ANASTOMOSIS.
Hepatology is the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas, and diseases associated with them. This includes viral hepatitis, alcohol damage, cirrhosis and cancer. As modern lifestyles change, with alcoholism and cancer becoming more promi...