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  • 1.
    Chatzellis, Eleftherios
    et al.
    Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece;251 HAF & VA Hosp, Athens, Greece.
    Angelousi, Anna
    Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery. Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Tsoli, Marina
    Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Alexandraki, Krystallenia I.
    Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Wachula, Ewa
    Med Univ Silesia, Dept Clin Oncol & Radiotherapy, Katowice, Poland.
    Meirovitz, Amichay
    Hadassah Hebrew Univ Med Ctr, Dept Oncol, Jerusalem, Israel;Hadassah Hebrew Univ Med Ctr, Radiat Therapy Unit, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Maimon, Ofra
    Hadassah Hebrew Univ Med Ctr, Dept Oncol, Jerusalem, Israel;Hadassah Hebrew Univ Med Ctr, Radiat Therapy Unit, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Grozinsky-Glasberg, Simona
    Hadassah Hebrew Univ Med Ctr, Dept Endocrinol & Metab, Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Gross, David
    Hadassah Hebrew Univ Med Ctr, Dept Endocrinol & Metab, Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Kos-Kudla, Beata
    Med Univ Silesia, Dept Endocrinol & Neuroendocrine Neoplasms, Dept Endocrinol & Pathophysiol, Katowice, Poland.
    Koumarianou, Anna
    Univ Athens, Attikon Univ Gen Hosp, Hematol Oncol Unit, Dept Internal Med 4, Athens, Greece.
    Kaltsas, Gregory
    Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Activity and Safety of Standard and Prolonged Capecitabine/Temozolomide Administration in Patients with Advanced Neuroendocrine Neoplasms2019In: Neuroendocrinology, ISSN 0028-3835, E-ISSN 1423-0194, Vol. 109, no 4, p. 333-345Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Capecitabine and temozolomide combination (CAPTEM) is associated with high response rates in patients with advanced neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). We evaluated the real-world activity and safety of CAPTEM from 3 NEN centers. Methods: Clinicopathological characteristics and outcomes of patients treated with CAPTEM for bulky or progressive disease (PD) were retrospectively analyzed. -Results: Seventy-nine patients with gastroenteropancreatic (grades 1-2 [n = 38], grade 3 [n = 24]) and lung/thymic (n = 17) NENs were included. Median treatment duration was 12.1 months (range 0.6-55.6). Overall, partial responses (PRs) occurred in 23 (29.1%), stable (SD) in 24 (30.4%), and PD in 28 (35.4%) patients. Median progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were 10.1 (6-14.2) and 102.9 months (43.3-162.5), respectively. On univariate analysis, NENs naive to chemotherapy and low Ki67 were associated with favorable responses (partial response [PR] + SD; p = 0.011 and 0.045), PFS (p < 0.0001 and 0.002) and OS (p = 0.005 and 0.001). Primary site (pancreas and lung/thymus) was also a significant prognostic factor for PFS (p < 0.0001) and OS (p < 0.0001). On multivariate analysis, gastrointestinal and unknown primary NENs (hazard ratio [HR] 0.3, 95% CI 0.1-0.8, p = 0.009 and p = 0.018) and prior surgery (HR 2.4, 95% CI 11-4.9, p = 0.021) were independent prognostic factors for PFS. Ki-67 was a poor predictor for favorable response in receiver operating characteristic analysis (area under the curve 0.678). Safety analysis of CAPTEM indicated rare events of serious (grades 3-4) toxicities (n = 4) and low discontinuation rates (n = 8) even in patients with prolonged administration (>12 months). Conclusions: CAPTEM treatment can be an effective and safe treatment even after prolonged administration for patients with NENs of various sites and Ki67 labeling index, associated with significant favorable responses and PFS.

  • 2.
    Chatzellis, Eleftherios
    et al.
    Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece;251 HAF & VA Hosp, 3 Kanelopoulou Ave, GR-11525 Athens, Greece.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery. Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Angelousi, Anna
    Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Tsoli, Marina
    Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Alexandraki, Krystallenia I.
    Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Wachula, Ewa
    Med Univ Silesia, Dept Clin Oncol & Radiotherapy, Katowice, Poland.
    Meirovitz, Amichay
    Hadassah Hebrew Univ, Oncol Dept, Med Ctr, Jerusalem, Israel;Hadassah Hebrew Univ, Radiat Therapy Unit, Med Ctr, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Maimon, Ofra
    Hadassah Hebrew Univ, Oncol Dept, Med Ctr, Jerusalem, Israel;Hadassah Hebrew Univ, Radiat Therapy Unit, Med Ctr, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Grozinsky-Glasberg, Simona
    Hadassah Hebrew Univ, Dept Endocrinol & Metab, Med Ctr, Neuroendocrine Tumor Unit, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Gross, David
    Hadassah Hebrew Univ, Dept Endocrinol & Metab, Med Ctr, Neuroendocrine Tumor Unit, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Kos-Kudla, Beata
    Med Univ Silesia, Dept Endocrinol & Neuroendocrine Neoplasms, Katowice, Poland;Med Univ Silesia, Dept Pathophysiol & Endocrinol, Katowice, Poland.
    Koumarianou, Anna
    Univ Athens, Attikon Univ Gen Hosp, Dept Internal Med 4, Hematol Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Kaltsas, Gregory
    Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Authors' Response to the Letter by Lamarca et al. Entitled "Temozolomide-Capecitabine Chemotherapy for Neuroendocrine Neoplasms: The Dilemma of Treatment Duration" Regarding "Activity and Safety of Standard and Prolonged Capecitabine/Temozolomide Administration in Patients with Advanced Neuroendocrine Neoplasms"2020In: Neuroendocrinology, ISSN 0028-3835, E-ISSN 1423-0194, Vol. 110, no 1-2, p. 158-160Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors: Clinical Studies, Novel Serum Biomarkers and Sensitivity to Cytotoxic and Targeted Agents2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors (SI-NETs) are indolent neoplasms with an increasing annual incidence of approximately 1/100 000 people. They are often diagnosed at a late stage, restricting treatment efficacy. The aim of this thesis was to investigate clinical aspects of patients with advanced and/or disseminated disease with regard to clinical signs and management of abdominal fibrosis, the role of locoregional surgery and liver transplantation, as well as the ex vivo sensitivity of tumor samples to cytotoxic and targeted agents. Additionally, novel serum biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of SI-NETs were investigated. In Paper I, abdominal fibrosis induced by serotonin and other cytokines from tumor cells, was associated with clinically significant symptoms of intestinal ischemia and/or obstructive uropathy, and was linked to advanced disease. Prompt recognition and minimally invasive intervention with superior mesenteric vein stenting and/or percutaneous nephrostomy and J stent treatment were effective in disease palliation. Paper II challenged the role of prophylactic, upfront locoregional surgery in Stage IV, which conferred no survival advantage in asymptomatic SI-NET patients. The option of delayed surgery as needed seemed to be comparable in all the outcomes examined, whilst also offering the advantage of fewer re-operations for intestinal obstruction in patients with already disseminated disease. Paper III confirmed that most young patients (<65 years) with SI-NET and liver metastases had a favorable survival with standardized multimodality treatment and that survival figures reported after liver transplantation for NETs do not surpass these figures. In Paper IV, 145 biomarkers were analyzed in blood serum using two different multiplex proximity assays. Subsequent ELISA and immunohistochemical analyses identified DcR3, TFF3 and midkine as novel serum biomarkers for SI-NETs. In Paper V, SI-NET samples were profiled with respect to sensitivity ex vivo to a panel of standard chemotherapeutics and targeted agents using a short-term total cell kill assay. SI-NETs exhibited variable but generally intermediate sensitivity ex vivo compared with other cancer diagnoses, calling for individualized selection of therapy.

    List of papers
    1. Clinical signs of fibrosis in small intestinal neuroendocrine tumours
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Clinical signs of fibrosis in small intestinal neuroendocrine tumours
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    2017 (English)In: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 104, no 1, p. 69-75Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: In patients with small intestinal neuroendocrine tumours (SI-NETs), serotonin and other cytokines released from tumour cells may induce fibrosis, leading to carcinoid heart disease and abdominal fibrotic reactions. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, clinical complications and management of this reaction in the abdomen.

    METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with SI-NETs diagnosed between 1985 and 2015. Clinical data, outcomes, radiological findings, and surgical and radiological interventions were reviewed.

    RESULTS: A total of 824 patients were diagnosed with SI-NETs in the study interval. Clinically significant abdominal signs and symptoms of fibrosis occurred in 36 patients. Of these, 20 had critically symptomatic central mesenteric fibrosis causing obstruction of mesenteric vessels, and 16 had retroperitoneal fibrosis causing obstructive uropathy with hydronephrosis. Extensive fibrosis causing mesenteric vessel obstruction and/or obstructive uropathy was more often associated with symptomatic and advanced disease encompassing lymph node metastases in the mesenteric root, para-aortic lymph node metastases, as well as liver metastases and peritoneal carcinomatosis. Palliative intervention in terms of superior mesenteric vein stenting or resection of central mesenteric metastases and/or percutaneous nephrostomy and J stent treatment was beneficial in the majority of the patients.

    CONCLUSION: Extensive abdominal fibrosis associated with clinically significant symptoms of intestinal ischaemia and/or obstructive uropathy was linked to advanced disease in patients with SI-NETs. Prompt recognition and minimally invasive intervention was effective in disease palliation.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    John Wiley & Sons, 2017
    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-307778 (URN)10.1002/bjs.10333 (DOI)000393594900010 ()27861745 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2016-11-21 Created: 2016-11-21 Last updated: 2019-02-27Bibliographically approved
    2. Association of a Prophylactic surgical approach to Stage IV Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors with Survival.
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Association of a Prophylactic surgical approach to Stage IV Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors with Survival.
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    2018 (English)In: JAMA Oncology, ISSN 2374-2437, E-ISSN 2374-2445, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 183-189Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Importance: Primary tumor resection and mesenteric lymph node dissection in asymptomatic patients with stage IV Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors (SI-NETs) is controversial.

    Objective:  To determine whether locoregional surgery performed at diagnosis in asymptomatic SI-NETs patients with distant metastases affects overall survival (OS), morbidity and mortality, length of hospital stay (LOS) and re-operation rates.

    Design: This investigation was a cohort study of asymptomatic patients with stage IV SI-NET, diagnosed between 1985 and 2015, using the prospective Uppsala database of SI-NETs and the Swedish National Patient Register. Patients included were followed until May 2016 and divided to a first group, which underwent Prophylactic Upfront Surgery within six months from diagnosis Combined with Oncological treatment (PUSCO group) and a second group, which was either treated non-surgically or operated later (Delayed Surgery As Needed Combined with Oncological treatment [DSANCO group]).

    Setting: A tertiary referral center with follow-up data from the Swedish National Patient Register.

    Participants: We included 363 stage IV SI-NET patients without any abdominal symptoms within 6 months from diagnosis, treated either with PUSCO (n=161) or DSANCO (n=202).

    Exposure: PUSCO vs DSANCO.

    Main Outcomes and Measures: Overall survival (OS), length of hospital stay (LOS), postoperative morbidity and mortality and re-operation rates measured from baseline. Propensity score match was performed between the two groups.

    Results: Two isonumerical groups (n=91) occurred after propensity score matching. There was no difference between groups in OS (PUSCO median 7.9 vs DSANCO 7.6 years; [hazard ratio] HR, 0.98; [95% CI, 0.70-1.37]; log-rank P=.93) and cancer-specific survival (median 7.7 vs 7.6 years, HR, 0.99; [95%CI, 0.71-1.40]; log-rank P=.99). There was no difference in 30-day mortality (0% in both matched groups) or postoperative morbidity (2% vs 1%; P>.99), LOS (median 73 vs 76 days; P=.64), LOS due to local tumor-related symptoms (median 7 vs 11.5 days; P=.81) or incisional hernia repairs (4% in both groups; P>.99).  Patients from the PUSCO group underwent more re-operative procedures (14%) compared to the DSANCO group (3%) due to intestinal obstruction (P< .001).

    Conclusion: Prophylactic upfront locoregional surgery confers no survival advantage in asymptomatic stage IV SI-NET patients. Delayed surgery as needed seems to be comparable in all examined outcomes, whilst offering the advantage of less re-operations for intestinal obstruction.  The value of a priori locoregional surgery in the presence of distant metastases is challenged and needs to be elucidated in a randomized controlled study.

     

    Keywords
    Small Intestinal NETs, prophylactic loco-regional surgery, stage IV
    National Category
    Surgery
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-330702 (URN)10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.3326 (DOI)000424778600010 ()29049611 (PubMedID)
    Funder
    Göran Gustafsson Foundation for Research in Natural Sciences and MedicineSwedish Cancer Society
    Available from: 2017-10-21 Created: 2017-10-03 Last updated: 2018-04-16Bibliographically approved
    3. Indication for Liver Transplantation in Young Patients with Small Intestinal NETs Is Rare?
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Indication for Liver Transplantation in Young Patients with Small Intestinal NETs Is Rare?
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    2014 (English)In: World Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0364-2313, E-ISSN 1432-2323, Vol. 38, no 3, p. 742-747Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:

    A majority of patients with small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) present with or develop liver metastases (LM). A number of treatments for LM are used clinically, including liver transplantation (LTx). Indications for LTx are under debate; young age (<65 years), absence of extrahepatic disease, resected primary tumor and limited extent of LM have been suggested as inclusion criteria for LTx with the aim to optimize outcome.

    MATERIALS AND METHODS:

    From our series of 672 patients with SI-NET treated at the University Hospital in Uppsala between 1985 and 2012, we identified 78 patients according to the following criteria: <65 years of age, locoregional surgery (LRS) of the primary tumor and mesenteric metastases successfully performed, LM present but no extrahepatic disease. Baseline was chosen as the first date the following points were met: First visit to our center, LRS performed, LM present. The patients underwent treatment according to the standard clinical protocols at our center, and during this time period we did not perform or refer any SI-NET patients for LTx. Kaplan-Meier survival analyses were performed in three different groups based on hypothetical criteria for LTx.

    RESULTS:

    Five-year overall survival rates for patients <65 years (n = 78) and <55 years (n = 36) of age were 84 ± 8 and 92 ± 9 %, respectively. For patients fulfilling the Milan criteria (n = 33) the 5-year survival was 97 ± 6 %.

    CONCLUSIONS:

    Most young patients (<65 years) with SI-NET and LM have a favorable survival with standardized multimodality treatment. Indeed, most survival figures reported after LTx of NET do not surpass these figures.

    National Category
    Surgery
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212143 (URN)10.1007/s00268-013-2331-z (DOI)000333151700032 ()24233660 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2013-12-06 Created: 2013-12-06 Last updated: 2018-02-20Bibliographically approved
    4. DcR3, TFF3 and Midkine are Novel Serum Biomarkers in Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>DcR3, TFF3 and Midkine are Novel Serum Biomarkers in Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors
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    2017 (English)In: Neuroendocrinology, ISSN 0028-3835, E-ISSN 1423-0194, Vol. 105, no 2, p. 170-181Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) are amine- and peptide producing neoplasms. Most patients display metastases at the time of diagnosis, they have an unpredictable individual disease course and the tumors are often therapy resistant. Chromogranin A (CgA) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) are the clinically most used biomarkers today, but there is a great need for novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and new therapeutic targets. Sixty-nine biomarkers were screened in serum from 23 SI-NET patients and 23 healthy controls using multiplex PLA (proximity ligation assay). A refined method, PEA (proximity extension assay), was used to analyze 76 additional biomarkers. Statistical testing and multivariate classification were performed. Immunohistochemistry and ELISA assays were performed in an extended cohort. Using PLA, 19 biomarkers showed a significant difference in serum concentrations between patients and controls, and PEA revealed difference in concentrations in 13 proteins. Multivariate classification analysis revealed decoy receptor 3 (DcR3), trefoil factor 3 (TFF3) and Midkine to be good biomarkers for disease, which was confirmed by ELISA analysis. All three biomarkers were expressed in tumor tissue. DcR3 concentrations were elevated in patients with stage IV disease. High concentrations of DcR3 and TFF3 were correlated to poor survival. DcR3, TFF3 and Midkine exhibited elevated serum concentrations in SI-NET patients compared to healthy controls, and DcR3 and TFF3 were associated with poor survival. DcR3 seems to be a marker for liver metastases while TFF3 and Midkine may be new diagnostic biomarkers for SI-NETs.

    National Category
    Endocrinology and Diabetes
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-307769 (URN)10.1159/000452891 (DOI)000407672700008 ()27829249 (PubMedID)
    Funder
    Swedish Cancer Society
    Available from: 2016-11-21 Created: 2016-11-21 Last updated: 2018-02-20Bibliographically approved
    5. Ex vivo activity of cytotoxic drugs and targeted agents in Small Intestinal NETs
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ex vivo activity of cytotoxic drugs and targeted agents in Small Intestinal NETs
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    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumours (SI-NET) are considered to be generally resistant to systemic treatment. To date predictive markers for drug activity are lacking.

    Patients and Methods: Tumour samples from 27 patients with SI-NET were analyzed ex vivo for sensitivity to a panel of cytotoxic drugs and targeted agents using a short-term total cell kill assay. Samples of renal cancer, colorectal cancer (CRC), ovarian cancer, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) were included for comparison. For the SI-NET subset, drug sensitivity was analyzed in relation to clinico-pathological variables and pre-treatment biomarkers.

    Results: For standard cytotoxic drugs, SI-NETs demonstrated similar or higher sensitivity to 5-FU, platinums, gemcitabine and doxorubicin compared with CRC. For targeted kinase inhibitors, SI-NET was among the most sensitive diagnoses. CLL and ovarian cancer were generally the most sensitive diagnoses to both cytotoxic drugs and protein kinase inhibitors. The mTOR inhibitor sirolimus exhibited modest cytotoxic activity.

    Individual SI-NET samples demonstrated great variability in ex vivo sensitivity for most drugs. Cross-resistance between different drugs also varied considerably, being higher among protein kinase inhibitors.

    Age, stage, grade, peritoneal carcinomatosis and extra-abdominal metastases as well as serum chromogranin A and urine 5-HIAA concentrations at diagnosis did not correlate to drug sensitivity ex vivo.

    Conclusions: SI-NETs exhibit variable but generally intermediate sensitivity ex vivo to cytotoxic and targeted drugs. Clinico-pathological factors and currently used biomarkers were not clearly associated to ex vivo sensitivity, challenging these criteria for treatment decisions in SI-NETs. The great variability in drug sensitivity calls for individualized selection of therapy.

    Keywords
    Small Intestinal NETs, Ex vivo sensitivity, cytotoxic drugs, targeted agents
    National Category
    Cancer and Oncology Surgery
    Research subject
    Oncology; Surgery
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-330700 (URN)
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    Available from: 2017-10-03 Created: 2017-10-03 Last updated: 2018-02-20Bibliographically approved
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  • 4.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery. Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Alexandraki, Krystallenia
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Kassi, Evanthia
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece;Univ Athens, Sch Med, Dept Biol Chem, Athens, Greece.
    Tsoli, Marina
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Angelousi, Anna
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Ragkousi, Athanasia
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Kaltsas, Gregory
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece;Univ Warwick, Clin Sci Res Labs, Warwick Med Sch, Univ Hosp, Coventry, W Midlands, England;Coventry Univ, Ctr Appl Biol & Exercise Sci, Fac Hlth & Life Sci, Coventry, W Midlands, England.
    The risk of lymph node metastases and their impact on survival in patients with appendiceal neuroendocrine neoplasms: a systematic review and meta-analysis of adult and paediatric patients2019In: Endocrine (Basingstoke), ISSN 1355-008X, E-ISSN 1559-0100Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background There are no clear histopathological parameters determining the risk of lymph node (LN) metastases and appropriateness of completion prophylactic right hemicolectomy (RHC) in patients with appendiceal neuroendocrine neoplasms (ANENs). Materials and methods The PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, Web of Science and SCOPUS databases were searched up to November 2018. Quality/risk of bias was assessed using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS). Results A total of 526 articles were screened. In 11 adult and 3 paediatric studies, 602 and 77 unique patients, respectively, with ANEN and undergoing RHC, were included. The rate of LN metastases for a cutoff size >10 mm was 48.6% (vs 12.1% for lesions <10 mm) among adult patients, with an odds ratio (OR) of 4.8 (95% CI, 1.5-15.8). For 20 mm size cutoff, these figures were 61% (vs 28.2% for lesions <20 mm) with an OR of 3.2 (95% CI, 1.3-7.8). Vascular-, lymph vessel- and perineural invasions were identified as predictive factors for LN metastases in adult patients. In paediatric patients, there were no strong morphological predictors for LN metastases. The 10-year disease-specific survival (DSS) for adult patients without LN metastases was 99.2% vs 95.6% in patients with LN (OR: 0.2; 95% CI, 0.02-2.4). The complication rate of prophylactic RHC was 11.4%. Conclusions This meta-analysis demonstrates that tumour size >20 mm as well as >10 mm and/or vascular-, lymph vessel- and perineural invasions are associated with increased risk for LN metastases in adult patients with ANEN. The prognostic value of LN positivity remains to be determined in further studies with long-term follow-up.

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  • 5.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery. Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Chatzelis, Eleftherios
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece;251 Hellen Air Force & VA Gen Hosp, Athens, Greece.
    Tsoli, Marina
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Papadopoulou-Marketou, Nektaria
    Linkoping Univ, Div Endocrinol, Dept Med & Hlth Sci, Linkoping, Sweden.
    Dimitriadis, Georgios K.
    Univ Hosp Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Arden Net CoE & Human Metab Res Unit HMRU, WISDEM, Coventry CV2 2DX, W Midlands, England.
    Tsolakis, Apostolos V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Endocrine Tumor Biology. Karolinska Inst, Dept Oncol & Pathol, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Univ Hosp Solna, CCK, R8 04, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Kaltsas, Gregory
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Endocrine paraneoplastic syndromes in patients with neuroendocrine neoplasms2019In: Endocrine (Basingstoke), ISSN 1355-008X, E-ISSN 1559-0100, Vol. 64, no 2, p. 384-392Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: Our aim was to assess the prevalence of endocrine paraneoplastic syndromes (EPNS) in neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) and estimate its impact on patient outcomes.

    Design: This is a retrospective analysis of 834 patients with NENs (611 gastrointestinal, 166 thoracic, 57 of unknown and various other primary origin). We included 719 consecutive NEN patients treated at EKPA-Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece and 115 patients with lung carcinoid (LC) treated at Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden. EPNS diagnosis was based on standard criteria.

    Methods: Twenty-one patients with EPNS were detected: 16 with ectopic Cushing's syndrome (ECS), one with hypercalcaemia due to parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) secretion, three with hypercalcitonaemia and one patient with dual secretion of calcitonin and beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (-HCG). All tumours were well-differentiated; 10 patients had Stage IV disease at diagnosis.

    Results: The prevalence of EPNS in the Greek cohort was 1.9%, whereas that of ECS among LC patients in both centres was 6.7%. Median overall survival (OS) for patients with EPNS was 160.7 months (95%CI, 86-235.4) and median event-free survival (EFS) was 25.9 months (95%CI, 0-57.2). Patients presenting with EPNS prior to NEN diagnosis had longer EFS compared to patients with synchronous or metachronous EPNS (log-rank P=0.013). Patients with ECS of extra-thoracic origin demonstrated shorter OS and EFS compared to patients with ECS of lung or thymic origin (log-rank P=0.001 and P<0.001, respectively). LC patients with and without ECS were comparable in 5-year and 10-year OS rates (66.7% and 33.3% versus 89.8% and 60.2%, respectively; 95%CI [189.6-300.4 months], log-rank P=0.94) and in median EFS, 67 versus 183 months, 95%CI [50.5-207.5], log-rank P=0.12).

    Conclusion: EPNS are relatively rare in patients with NENs and mainly concern well-differentiated tumours of the foregut. Among patients with EPNS, LC-related ECS may not adversely affect patient outcomes when diagnosed prior to NEN and effectively been treated.

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  • 6.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Edfeldt, Katarina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Norlén, Olov
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Karakatsanis, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Backlin, Carin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Rheumatology.
    Tiensuu Janson, Eva
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Endocrine oncology.
    Westin, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Midkine Is a New Novel Serum Biomarker in Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors (SI-NETs)2016In: Neuroendocrinology, ISSN 0028-3835, E-ISSN 1423-0194, Vol. 103, p. 45-45Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Juhlin, Claes
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Påhlman, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    The Use of Pre- or Postoperative Antibiotics in Surgery for Appendicitis: A Systematic Review2014In: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery, ISSN 1457-4969, E-ISSN 1799-7267, Vol. 103, no 1, p. 14-20Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of this study was to review the literature regarding the use of pre- and/or postoperative antibiotics in the management of appendicitis, using data obtained from PubMed and the Cochrane Library.

    MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search was conducted using the terms "appendicitis" combined with "antibiotics." Studies were selected based on relevance for the evidence on prophylactic and postoperative treatment with regard to the route and duration of drug administration and the findings of surgery.

    RESULTS: Patients with acute appendicitis should receive preoperative, broad-spectrum antibiotics. The use of postoperative antibiotics is only recommended in cases of perforation, and treatment should then be given intravenously, for a minimum period of 3-5 days for adult patients, until clinical signs such as fever resolve and laboratory parameters such as C-reactive protein curve and white blood cell (WBC) start to decline.

    CONCLUSION: Preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended in all patients with acute appendicitis, whereas postoperative antibiotics only in cases of perforation.

  • 8.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Kaltsas, Gregory
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Öberg, Kjell
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Endocrine Tumor Biology.
    Tsolakis, Apostolos V.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Endocrine Tumor Biology. Karolinska Inst, Dept Pathol & Oncol, Stockholm, Sweden; Karolinska Univ Hosp, Canc Ctr Karolinska, CCK, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Lung Carcinoids: Long-Term Surgical Results and the Lack of Prognostic Value of Somatostatin Receptors and Other Novel Immunohistochemical Markers2018In: Neuroendocrinology, ISSN 0028-3835, E-ISSN 1423-0194, Vol. 107, no 4, p. 355-365Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background/Aims: Lung carcinoids (LCs) are often diagnosed at an early stage and surgical intervention becomes the next phase of treatment. To date, there is lack of long-term follow-up data after surgery and prognostication based on WHO classification criteria and evolving prognostic markers, particularly the expression of somatostatin receptors (SSR).

    Methods: We included 102 consecutive patients (72 women; age at baseline 51 ± 16 years [mean ± SD]) with LCs, who underwent thoracic surgery (n = 99) and/or laser treatment (n = 8). Hospital charts were reviewed for clinico-pathological parameters. Immunohistochemical (IHC) expression of SSR1–5 and other novel markers were studied with regard to their prognostic value.

    Results: Five- and 10-year overall survival (OS) was 96 and 83% respectively; relative survival (RS) was 101 and 93% respectively; and event-free survival (EFS) was 80 and 67% respectively. Independent prognostic factors for OS, RS and/or EFS were age at diagnosis, histopathological type and the presence of ipsilateral mediastinal subcarinal lymph node metastases. Macro-radicality of resective surgery and its extent were associated with increased OS and EFS. The IHC expression of SSR1–5 and other novel markers was not associated with OS or EFS.

    Conclusion: The long-term outcome of surgically treated patients with LCs is favourable. Age, histopathological type and ipsilateral mediastinal subcarinal lymph node status at baseline were independent prognostic factors for survival and disease recurrence or progression. The extent of surgery and operative macro-radicality also had an impact on prognosis. None of the IHC markers tested appeared to be associated with disease prognosis.

  • 9.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Karakatsanis, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hessman, Ola
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Stuart, Heather C.
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Miami, Florida, USA.
    Welin, Staffan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Endocrin Oncology.
    Tiensuu Janson, Eva
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Endocrin Oncology.
    Öberg, Kjell
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Endocrine Tumor Biology.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Norlén, Olov
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Association of a Prophylactic surgical approach to Stage IV Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors with Survival.2018In: JAMA Oncology, ISSN 2374-2437, E-ISSN 2374-2445, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 183-189Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Importance: Primary tumor resection and mesenteric lymph node dissection in asymptomatic patients with stage IV Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors (SI-NETs) is controversial.

    Objective:  To determine whether locoregional surgery performed at diagnosis in asymptomatic SI-NETs patients with distant metastases affects overall survival (OS), morbidity and mortality, length of hospital stay (LOS) and re-operation rates.

    Design: This investigation was a cohort study of asymptomatic patients with stage IV SI-NET, diagnosed between 1985 and 2015, using the prospective Uppsala database of SI-NETs and the Swedish National Patient Register. Patients included were followed until May 2016 and divided to a first group, which underwent Prophylactic Upfront Surgery within six months from diagnosis Combined with Oncological treatment (PUSCO group) and a second group, which was either treated non-surgically or operated later (Delayed Surgery As Needed Combined with Oncological treatment [DSANCO group]).

    Setting: A tertiary referral center with follow-up data from the Swedish National Patient Register.

    Participants: We included 363 stage IV SI-NET patients without any abdominal symptoms within 6 months from diagnosis, treated either with PUSCO (n=161) or DSANCO (n=202).

    Exposure: PUSCO vs DSANCO.

    Main Outcomes and Measures: Overall survival (OS), length of hospital stay (LOS), postoperative morbidity and mortality and re-operation rates measured from baseline. Propensity score match was performed between the two groups.

    Results: Two isonumerical groups (n=91) occurred after propensity score matching. There was no difference between groups in OS (PUSCO median 7.9 vs DSANCO 7.6 years; [hazard ratio] HR, 0.98; [95% CI, 0.70-1.37]; log-rank P=.93) and cancer-specific survival (median 7.7 vs 7.6 years, HR, 0.99; [95%CI, 0.71-1.40]; log-rank P=.99). There was no difference in 30-day mortality (0% in both matched groups) or postoperative morbidity (2% vs 1%; P>.99), LOS (median 73 vs 76 days; P=.64), LOS due to local tumor-related symptoms (median 7 vs 11.5 days; P=.81) or incisional hernia repairs (4% in both groups; P>.99).  Patients from the PUSCO group underwent more re-operative procedures (14%) compared to the DSANCO group (3%) due to intestinal obstruction (P< .001).

    Conclusion: Prophylactic upfront locoregional surgery confers no survival advantage in asymptomatic stage IV SI-NET patients. Delayed surgery as needed seems to be comparable in all examined outcomes, whilst offering the advantage of less re-operations for intestinal obstruction.  The value of a priori locoregional surgery in the presence of distant metastases is challenged and needs to be elucidated in a randomized controlled study.

     

  • 10.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Karakatsanis, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Norlén, Olov
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Clinical signs of fibrosis in small intestinal neuroendocrine tumours2017In: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 104, no 1, p. 69-75Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: In patients with small intestinal neuroendocrine tumours (SI-NETs), serotonin and other cytokines released from tumour cells may induce fibrosis, leading to carcinoid heart disease and abdominal fibrotic reactions. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, clinical complications and management of this reaction in the abdomen.

    METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with SI-NETs diagnosed between 1985 and 2015. Clinical data, outcomes, radiological findings, and surgical and radiological interventions were reviewed.

    RESULTS: A total of 824 patients were diagnosed with SI-NETs in the study interval. Clinically significant abdominal signs and symptoms of fibrosis occurred in 36 patients. Of these, 20 had critically symptomatic central mesenteric fibrosis causing obstruction of mesenteric vessels, and 16 had retroperitoneal fibrosis causing obstructive uropathy with hydronephrosis. Extensive fibrosis causing mesenteric vessel obstruction and/or obstructive uropathy was more often associated with symptomatic and advanced disease encompassing lymph node metastases in the mesenteric root, para-aortic lymph node metastases, as well as liver metastases and peritoneal carcinomatosis. Palliative intervention in terms of superior mesenteric vein stenting or resection of central mesenteric metastases and/or percutaneous nephrostomy and J stent treatment was beneficial in the majority of the patients.

    CONCLUSION: Extensive abdominal fibrosis associated with clinically significant symptoms of intestinal ischaemia and/or obstructive uropathy was linked to advanced disease in patients with SI-NETs. Prompt recognition and minimally invasive intervention was effective in disease palliation.

  • 11.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery. Uppsala Univ Hosp, Dept Surg Sci, Endocrine Surg Unit, S-75185 Uppsala, Sweden.
    Norlén, Olov
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Applying the use of novel biomarkers for neuroendocrine tumors in the clinic: where are we now?2019In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINE ONCOLOGY, ISSN 2045-0869, Vol. 6, no 1, article id IJE14Article in journal (Other academic)
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  • 12.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Norlén, Olov
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Karakatsanis, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Larsson, Rolf
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cancer Pharmacology and Computational Medicine.
    Nygren, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Ex vivo activity of cytotoxic drugs and targeted agents in Small Intestinal NETsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumours (SI-NET) are considered to be generally resistant to systemic treatment. To date predictive markers for drug activity are lacking.

    Patients and Methods: Tumour samples from 27 patients with SI-NET were analyzed ex vivo for sensitivity to a panel of cytotoxic drugs and targeted agents using a short-term total cell kill assay. Samples of renal cancer, colorectal cancer (CRC), ovarian cancer, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) were included for comparison. For the SI-NET subset, drug sensitivity was analyzed in relation to clinico-pathological variables and pre-treatment biomarkers.

    Results: For standard cytotoxic drugs, SI-NETs demonstrated similar or higher sensitivity to 5-FU, platinums, gemcitabine and doxorubicin compared with CRC. For targeted kinase inhibitors, SI-NET was among the most sensitive diagnoses. CLL and ovarian cancer were generally the most sensitive diagnoses to both cytotoxic drugs and protein kinase inhibitors. The mTOR inhibitor sirolimus exhibited modest cytotoxic activity.

    Individual SI-NET samples demonstrated great variability in ex vivo sensitivity for most drugs. Cross-resistance between different drugs also varied considerably, being higher among protein kinase inhibitors.

    Age, stage, grade, peritoneal carcinomatosis and extra-abdominal metastases as well as serum chromogranin A and urine 5-HIAA concentrations at diagnosis did not correlate to drug sensitivity ex vivo.

    Conclusions: SI-NETs exhibit variable but generally intermediate sensitivity ex vivo to cytotoxic and targeted drugs. Clinico-pathological factors and currently used biomarkers were not clearly associated to ex vivo sensitivity, challenging these criteria for treatment decisions in SI-NETs. The great variability in drug sensitivity calls for individualized selection of therapy.

  • 13.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Norlén, Olov
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Karakatsanis, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Larsson, Rolf
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cancer Pharmacology and Computational Medicine.
    Nygren, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Ex Vivo Activity of Cytotoxic Drugs and Targeted Agents in Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors2018In: Neuroendocrinology, ISSN 0028-3835, E-ISSN 1423-0194, Vol. 106, no Supplement: 1, p. 189-189Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Norlén, Olov
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Karakatsanis, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Larsson, Rolf
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cancer Pharmacology and Computational Medicine.
    Nygren, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Ex vivo activity of cytotoxic drugs and targeted agents in small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors2018In: Endocrine-Related Cancer, ISSN 1351-0088, E-ISSN 1479-6821, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 471-480Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) are generally considered resistant to systemic treatment. To date, predictive markers for drug activity are lacking. Tumor samples from 27 patients with SI-NETs were analyzed ex vivo for sensitivity to a panel of cytotoxic drugs and targeted agents using a short-term total cell kill assay. Samples of renal cancer, colorectal cancer (CRC), ovarian cancer and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) were included for comparison. For the SI-NET subset, drug sensitivity was analyzed in relation to clinicopathological variables and pre-treatment biomarkers. For cytotoxic drugs, SI-NETs demonstrated similar or higher sensitivity to 5-FU, platinum, gemcitabine and doxorubicin compared with CRC. For several of the targeted kinase inhibitors, SI-NET was among the most sensitive solid tumor types. CLL and ovarian cancer were generally the most sensitive tumor types to both cytotoxic drugs and protein kinase inhibitors. SI-NET was more sensitive to the mTOR inhibitor sirolimus than the other solid tumor types tested. Individual SI-NET samples demonstrated great variability in ex vivo sensitivity for most drugs. Cross-resistance between different drugs also varied considerably, being higher among protein kinase inhibitors. Age, stage, grade, peritoneal carcinomatosis and extra-abdominal metastases as well as serum chromogranin A and urine 5-HIAA concentrations at diagnosis did not correlate to drug sensitivity ex vivo. SI-NETs exhibit intermediate sensitivity ex vivo to cytotoxic and targeted drugs. Clinicopathological factors and currently used biomarkers are not clearly associated to ex vivo sensitivity, challenging these criteria for treatment decisions in SI-NET. The great variability in drug sensitivity calls for individualized selection of therapy.

  • 15.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Tsolakis, Apostolos V.
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Oncol & Pathol, SE-17176 Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Univ Hosp Solna R8 04, Canc Ctr Karolinska, SE-17176 Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Univ Hosp Huddinge, Dept Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, SE-14186 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Upfront surgery of small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors. Time to reconsider?2018In: World Journal of Gastroenterology, ISSN 1007-9327, E-ISSN 2219-2840, Vol. 24, no 29, p. 3201-3203Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) may demonstrate a widely variable clinical behavior but usually it is indolent. In cases with localized disease, locoregional resective surgery (LRS) is generally indicated with a curative intent. LRS of SI-NETs is also the recommended treatment when symptoms are present, regardless of the disease stage. Concerning asymptomatic patients with distant metastases, prophylactic LRS has been traditionally suggested to avoid possible future complications. Even the current European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society guidelines emphasize a possible effect of LRS in Stage IV SI-NETs with unresectable liver metastases. On the contrary, the 2017 National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines on carcinoid tumors do not support the resection of a small, asymptomatic, relatively stable primary tumor in the presence of unresectable metastatic disease. Furthermore, a recent study revealed no survival advantage for asymptomatic patients with distant-stage disease who underwent upfront LRS. At the aforementioned paper, it was suggested that delayed surgery as needed was comparable with the upfront surgical approach in terms of postoperative morbidity and mortality, the length of the hospital stay and the rate of incisional hernia repairs but was associated with fewer reoperations for bowel obstruction. On the other hand, it is also important to note that some patients might benefit from a prophylactic surgical approach and our attention should focus on identifying this patient population.

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  • 16.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery. Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Tsoli, Marina
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Alexandraki, Krystallenia I.
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Angelousi, Anna
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Chatzellis, Eleftherios
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Tsolakis, Apostolos V.
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Oncol & Pathol, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Univ Hosp, CCK, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Karoumpalis, Ioannis
    G Gennimatas Gen Hosp, Dept Gastroenterol, Athens, Greece.
    Kolomodi, Denise
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Kassi, Evanthia
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece;Natl & Kapodistrian Nivers Athens, Med Sch, Dept Biol Chem, Athens, Greece.
    Kaltsas, Gregory
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece;Univ Warwick, Univ Hosp, Warwick Med Sch, Clin Sci Res Labs, Coventry, W Midlands, England;Coventry Univ, Fac Hlth & Life Sci, Ctr Appl Biol & Exercise Sci, Coventry, W Midlands, England.
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging or Endoscopic Ultrasonography for Detection and Surveillance of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms in Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1?2019In: Hormone and Metabolic Research, ISSN 0018-5043, E-ISSN 1439-4286, Vol. 51, no 9, p. 580-585Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Our aim was to compare the clinical utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS) in identifying Pancreatic Neurondocrine Neoplasms (PanNENs) and monitoring size alterations in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) patients. Thirty-one MEN1 patients with PanNENs and concurrent screening by EUS and abdominal MRI were included and 129 pancreatic lesions were detected in total. MRI detected fewer lesions than EUS (n=73 vs. 110, p=0.006). MRI sensitivity and specificity compared to EUS at 20 and 10 mm cut-offs of maximal lesion diameter were 96 and 88% (20 mm cut-off) and 90 and 82%(10 mm cut-off), respectively (concordance rates of 97 and 87% and Cohen's kappa=0.912 and 0.718, respectively). Lesions<1 cm were more often detected with EUS (p=0.025). Data from sequential concurrent imaging on lesion growth rate [n=7 (mean +/- SD: 2 mm/year +/- 3.4 mm vs. 1.9 mm/year +/- 3.6 mm)] over a period of at least two years as well as pathology data in connection to preoperative concurrent imaging were available in a small number of patients (n=7, p=0.933 for mean differences in maximal lesion diameter). MRI of the pancreas was more readily available and less expensive than EUS in an outpatient setting. In conclusion, MRI performs well compared to EUS for the detection and subsequent surveillance of MEN1-related panNENs larger than 10 mm and seems to be cost-effective. Both modalities could be used at initial assessment and MRI alone could be utilized thereafter in patient surveillance. EUS retains its value in surgical planning and the detection of small mostly functional PanNENs.

  • 17.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery. Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Unit, Dept Propaupaed Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Tsoli, Marina
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Unit, Dept Propaupaed Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Angelousi, Anna
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Unit, Dept Propaupaed Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Kassi, Evanthia
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Unit, Dept Propaupaed Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece;Univ Athens, Med Sch, Dept Biol Chem, Athens, Greece.
    Alexandraki, Krystallenia, I
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Unit, Dept Propaupaed Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Kolomodi, Denise
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Unit, Dept Propaupaed Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Kaltsas, Gregory
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Endocrine Unit, Dept Propaupaed Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece;Univ Warwick, Univ Hosp, Warwick Med Sch, Clin Sci Res Labs, Coventry, W Midlands, England;Coventry Univ, Fac Hlth & Life Sci, Ctr Appl Biol & Exercise Sci, Coventry, W Midlands, England.
    Koumarianou, Anna
    Univ Athens, Haematol Oncol Unit, Dept Internal Med 4, Attikon Univ Gen Hosp, Athens, Greece.
    Anti-tumour activity of everolimus and sunitinib in neuroendocrine neoplasms2019In: Endocrine Connections, ISSN 2049-3614, E-ISSN 2049-3614, Vol. 8, no 6, p. 641-653Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Comparisons between everolimus and sunitinib regarding their efficacy and safety in neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are scarce. We retrospectively analysed the clinicopathological characteristics and outcomes in 92 patients with well-differentiated (WD) NEN of different origin (57 pancreatic NENs (PanNENs)), treated with molecular targeted therapy (MTT) with everolimus or sunitinib, first- (73: 19) or second-line (sequential; 12: 22) for progressive disease. Disease control rates (DCR: partial response or stable disease) at first-line were higher in all patients treated with everolimus than sunitinib (64/73 vs 12/19, P = 0.012). In PanNENs, DCR at first-line everolimus was 36/42 versus 9/15 with sunitinib (P = 0.062). Progression-free survival (PFS) at first-line everolimus was longer than sunitinib (31 months (95% CI: 23.1-38.9) vs 9 months (95% CI: 0-18.5); log-rank P < 0.0001) in the whole cohort and the subset of PanNENs (log-rank P < 0.0001). Median PFS at second-line MTT was 12 months with everolimus (95% CI: 4.1-19.9) vs 13 months with sunitinib (95% CI: 9.3-16.7; log-rank P = 0.951). Treatment with sunitinib (HR: 3.47; 95% CI: 1.5-8.3; P value: 0.005), KI67 > 20% (HR: 6.38; 95% CI: 1.3-31.3; P = 0.022) and prior chemotherapy (HR: 2.71; 95% CI: 1.2-6.3; P = 0.021) were negative predictors for PFS at first line in multivariable and also confirmed at multi-state modelling analyses. Side effect (SE) analysis indicated events of serious toxicities (Grades 3 and 4: n = 13/85 for everolimus and n = 4/41 for sunitinib). Discontinuation rate due to SEs was 20/85 for everolimus versus 4/41 for sunitinib (P = 0.065). No additive toxicity of second-line MTT was confirmed. Based on these findings, and until reliable predictors of response become available, everolimus may be preferable to sunitinib when initiating MTT in progressive NENs.

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  • 18.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery. Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Tsoli, Marina
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Karapanagioti, Angeliki
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Chrysochoou, Maria
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Thomas, Dimitrios
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Sougioultzis, Stavros
    Univ Athens, Laikon Univ Hosp, Dept Pathophysiol, Gastroenterol Div, Athens, Greece.
    Karoumpalis, Loannis
    G Gennimatas Gen Hosp, Dept Gastroenterol, Athens, Greece.
    Kaltsas, Gregory A.
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Alexandraki, Krystallenia, I
    Univ Athens, Laiko Hosp, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Athens, Greece.
    Recurrence and metastatic potential in Type 1 gastric neuroendocrine neoplasms2019In: Clinical Endocrinology, ISSN 0300-0664, E-ISSN 1365-2265, Vol. 91, no 4, p. 534-543Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background The aim of our study was to assess clinico-pathological and biochemical parameters of Type 1 Gastric Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (GNEN1) with respect to tumours propensity for recurrence and metastasis. Methods Hospital charts of GNEN1 patients were reviewed at a single tertiary referral centre. Results We included 114 consecutive patients (74 women; age at baseline 54.5 +/- 12.7 years [mean +/- SD]) with GNEN1. All tumours (n = 114) were well differentiated; Grade 1 (G1) accounted for 56 patients (49%), whereas 46 (40%) were Grade 2 (G2) and 12 (11%) of unknown Grade. Overall follow-up encompassed 45.3 +/- 46 (mean +/- SD) months in 84 patients who were subjected to annual surveillance; 44 (52%) developed recurrence in the stomach during follow-up with 22 experiencing multiple recurrences; three (2.6%) presented with metastases in locoregional lymph nodes (n = 3) and/or the liver (n = 2); No metastasis or death was reported during follow-up. Median recurrence-free survival (RFS) was 31 months (95% CI: 7.6-54.4). Among clinico-pathological and biochemical parameters investigated, endoscopic intervention compared with surgery (P-value = .009) and higher serum-gastrin levels (s-gastrin) at baseline and first-year follow-up were associated with recurrence (P-value = .022 and .003 respectively) and also shorter RFS (log-rank P = .009 for type of intervention and .014 for s-gastrin, respectively). Receiver Operator Curve analysis of s-gastrin levels at first-year follow-up for recurrence demonstrated an area under the curve of 0.702. Conclusion Despite the relatively high prevalence of G2 tumours, endoscopically and/or surgically treated GNEN1 remains an indolent disease with a low metastatic propensity and no disease-specific mortality reported in our series. Many patients though will experience local recurrence, warranting long-term endoscopic surveillance with s-gastrin biomarker being a complementary tool in recurrence prediction.

  • 19.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery. Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Laiko Hosp, Athens, Greece.
    Tsoli, Marina
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Laiko Hosp, Athens, Greece.
    Srirajaskanthan, Raj
    Kings Coll Hosp London, Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit, Kings Coll Hosp, KHP ENETS Ctr Excellence,Dept Gastroenterol, London SE5 9RS, England.
    Chatzellis, Eleftherios
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Laiko Hosp, Athens, Greece.
    Alexandraki, Krystallenia
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Laiko Hosp, Athens, Greece.
    Angelousi, Anna
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Laiko Hosp, Athens, Greece.
    Pizanias, Michail
    Kings Coll Hosp London, Dept Liver Transplantat, Inst Liver Studies,Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg, Kings Healthcare Partners,NHS FT, Denmark Hill, London, England.
    Randeva, Harpal
    Univ Warwick, Warwick Med Sch, Clin Sci Res Labs, Univ Hosp, Coventry, W Midlands, England;Coventry Univ, Ctr Appl Biol & Exercise Sci, Fac Hlth & Life Sci, Coventry, W Midlands, England.
    Kaltsas, Gregory
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Laiko Hosp, Athens, Greece;Univ Warwick, Warwick Med Sch, Clin Sci Res Labs, Univ Hosp, Coventry, W Midlands, England;Coventry Univ, Ctr Appl Biol & Exercise Sci, Fac Hlth & Life Sci, Coventry, W Midlands, England.
    Weickert, Martin O.
    Univ Hosp Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, ARDEN NET Ctr, European Neuroendocrine Tumour Soc ENETS, Ctr Excellence CoE, Coventry, W Midlands, England;Univ Warwick, Warwick Med Sch, Clin Sci Res Labs, Univ Hosp, Coventry, W Midlands, England;Coventry Univ, Ctr Appl Biol & Exercise Sci, Fac Hlth & Life Sci, Coventry, W Midlands, England.
    Lung Metastases in Patients with Well-Differentiated Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms: An Appraisal of the Validity of Thoracic Imaging Surveillance2019In: Neuroendocrinology, ISSN 0028-3835, E-ISSN 1423-0194, Vol. 108, no 4, p. 308-316Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background/Aims: To evaluate the impact of lung metastases (LM) on overall survival (OS) in well-differentiated (WD) stage IV gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NEN) patients along with developing surveillance strategies for thoracic imaging. Methods: Thirty-four patients with LM, from 3 centres, were identified (22 small intestine/12 pancreatic; 17 grade 1/15 grade 2/2 of unknown grade). For comparison, we used 106 stage IV WD, grade 1 and 2 GEP-NEN patients with metastatic disease confined in the abdomen. Results: LM prevalence was 4.9% (34/692). Eleven patients (32%) presented with synchronous LM whereas 23 (68%) developed metachronous LM at a median of 25 months (range 1-150 months). Patients with metachronous LM had already established liver and/or para-aortic lymph node metastases. Eighteen of 23 patients (78%) with metachronous LM exhibited concomitant progression in the abdomen. Median OS of WD GEP-NEN patients with LM was shorter than for those with stage IV disease without extra-abdominal metastases (56 [95% CI 40.6-71.6] vs. 122.7 [95% CI 70.7-174.8] months; log-rank p = 0.001). Among patients with progressive stage IV disease, the subset of patients with LM exhibited shorter OS (log-rank p = 0.005). LM were also confirmed as an independent prognostic factor for survival in multivariable analysis (HR 0.18; 95% CI 0.07-0.45; p< 0.0001). Conclusion: LM, although relatively rare in patients with WD stage IV GEP-NENs, may impact patients' outcome. The development of metachronous LM is associated with concomitant disease progression in established abdominal metastases in most patients. These patient-related parameters could be utilized for a stratified surveillance approach, mainly reserving thoracic imaging for GEP-NEN patients with progressive disease in the abdomen.

  • 20.
    Edfeldt, Katarina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Bäcklin, Christofer
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cancer Pharmacology and Computational Medicine.
    Norlén, Olov
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Tiensuu Janson, Eva
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Endocrin Oncology.
    Westin, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    DcR3, TFF3 and Midkine are Novel Serum Biomarkers in Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors2017In: Neuroendocrinology, ISSN 0028-3835, E-ISSN 1423-0194, Vol. 105, no 2, p. 170-181Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) are amine- and peptide producing neoplasms. Most patients display metastases at the time of diagnosis, they have an unpredictable individual disease course and the tumors are often therapy resistant. Chromogranin A (CgA) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) are the clinically most used biomarkers today, but there is a great need for novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and new therapeutic targets. Sixty-nine biomarkers were screened in serum from 23 SI-NET patients and 23 healthy controls using multiplex PLA (proximity ligation assay). A refined method, PEA (proximity extension assay), was used to analyze 76 additional biomarkers. Statistical testing and multivariate classification were performed. Immunohistochemistry and ELISA assays were performed in an extended cohort. Using PLA, 19 biomarkers showed a significant difference in serum concentrations between patients and controls, and PEA revealed difference in concentrations in 13 proteins. Multivariate classification analysis revealed decoy receptor 3 (DcR3), trefoil factor 3 (TFF3) and Midkine to be good biomarkers for disease, which was confirmed by ELISA analysis. All three biomarkers were expressed in tumor tissue. DcR3 concentrations were elevated in patients with stage IV disease. High concentrations of DcR3 and TFF3 were correlated to poor survival. DcR3, TFF3 and Midkine exhibited elevated serum concentrations in SI-NET patients compared to healthy controls, and DcR3 and TFF3 were associated with poor survival. DcR3 seems to be a marker for liver metastases while TFF3 and Midkine may be new diagnostic biomarkers for SI-NETs.

  • 21.
    Karakatsanis, Andreas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Christiansen, Peer Michael
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Randers Reg Hosp, Dept Surg, Breast Unit, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark..
    Fischer, Lone
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Randers Reg Hosp, Dept Surg, Breast Unit, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark..
    Hedin, Christina
    Linkoping Univ Hosp, Dept Surg, Breast Unit, S-58185 Linkoping, Sweden..
    Pistioli, Lida
    Linkoping Univ Hosp, Dept Surg, Breast Unit, S-58185 Linkoping, Sweden..
    Sund, Malin
    Dept Surg & Perioperat Sci, Umea, Sweden..
    Rasmussen, Nils Ryegaard
    SVS, Dept Surg, Breast Unit, Esbjerg, Denmark..
    Jornsgard, Hjordis
    SVS, Dept Surg, Breast Unit, Esbjerg, Denmark..
    Tegnelius, Daniel
    Univ Orebro, Dept Surg, Breast Unit, SE-70182 Orebro, Sweden..
    Eriksson, Staffan
    Vastmanland Cty Hosp, Dept Surg, Vasteras, Sweden..
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Wärnberg, Fredrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Markopoulos, Christos J.
    Univ Athens, Sch Med, Athens 11528, Greece..
    Bergkvist, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centre for Clinical Research, County of Västmanland. Vastmanland Cty Hosp, Dept Surg, Vasteras, Sweden..
    The Nordic SentiMag trial: a comparison of super paramagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles versus Tc-99 and patent blue in the detection of sentinel node (SN) in patients with breast cancer and a meta-analysis of earlier studies2016In: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, ISSN 0167-6806, E-ISSN 1573-7217, Vol. 157, no 2, p. 281-294Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study is to compare the efficacy of SPIO as a tracer in sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in breast cancer with Tc and patent blue in a multicentre prospective study and perform a meta-analysis of all published studies. It also aims to follow skin discoloration after SPIO injection and describe when and how it resolves. Totally 206 patients with early breast cancer were recruited. Tc and patent blue were administered in standard fashion. Patients were injected with SPIO (Sienna+) preoperatively. SNB was performed and detection rates were recorded for both methods. Skin discoloration was followed and documented postoperatively. Data extraction and subsequent meta-analysis of all previous studies were also performed. SN detection rates were similar between standard technique succeeded and SPIO both per patient (97.1 vs. 97.6 %, p = 0.76) as well as per node (91.3 vs. 93.3 %, p = 0.34), something which was not affected by the presence of malignancy. Concordance rates were also consistently high (98.0 % per patient and 95.9 % per node). Discoloring was present in 35.5 % of patients postoperatively, almost exclusively in breast conservation. It fades slowly and is still detectable in 8.6 % of patients after 15 months. Meta-analysis depicted similar detection rates (p = 0.71) and concordance rates (p = 0.82) per patient. However, it seems that SPIO is characterized by higher nodal retrieval (p < 0.001). SPIO is an effective method for the detection of SN in patients with breast cancer. It is comparable to the standard technique and seems to simplify logistics. Potential skin discoloration is something of consideration in patients planned for breast conservation.

  • 22.
    Karakatsanis, Andreas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Andersson, Y.
    Vastmanlands Hosp Vasteras, Dept Surg, Sect Breast Surg, Vasteras, Sweden..
    Andersson, S.
    Vastmanlands Hosp Vasteras, Dept Surg, Sect Breast Surg, Vasteras, Sweden..
    Wärnberg, Fredrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    The use of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) as sole method for the detection of sentinel node (SN) in breast cancer. The MONOS study2016In: European Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0959-8049, E-ISSN 1879-0852, Vol. 57, p. S60-S60Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Karakatsanis, Andreas
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Olofsson, H
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical and experimental pathology.
    Andersson, Y
    Department of Surgery, Västmanlands County Hospital, Västerås, Sweden.
    Eriksson, S
    Department of Surgery, Västmanlands County Hospital, Västerås, Sweden.
    Bergkvist, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centre for Clinical Research, County of Västmanland. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Wärnberg, Fredrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as the sole method for sentinel node biopsy detection in patients with breast cancer2017In: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 104, no 12, p. 1675-1685Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) using superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles is a novel method in breast cancer. Several studies have verified the non-inferiority of SPIO compared with the standard use of radioisotope (99m) Tc with or without blue dye. The aim of the MONOS study presented here was to evaluate the use of SPIO as a sole tracer and the efficacy of tracer injection in the preoperative setting.

    METHODS: This prospective cohort study was carried out in two hospitals, one using (99m) Tc and the other SPIO. (99m) Tc was injected in the morning of the day of surgery or the day before. SPIO was either injected before surgery in the outpatient clinic or 1 h before the operation.

    RESULTS: A total of 338 consecutive patients with breast cancer underwent 343 procedures; SPIO nanoparticles were used in 184 procedures and (99m) Tc-labelled tracer in 159. Detection rates for SPIO and (99m) Tc were 95·6 and 96·9 per cent respectively (P = 0·537). All nodes with SPIO uptake were coloured brown. Fewer nodes were retrieved with SPIO (mean 1·35 versus 1·89), regardless of whether blue dye was used (P < 0·001). Preoperative SPIO injection (58·7 per cent of procedures), a median of 16 (range 2-27) days before the procedure, was associated with a better tracer-specific detection rate (95·3 versus 86 per cent; P = 0·031) and retrieval of more nodes (mean 1·43 versus 1·03; P < 0·001) than perioperative administration. Skin staining was present in 39·9 per cent of patients, and was related to breast-conserving surgery and periareolar injection.

    CONCLUSION: The use of SPIO alone is a safe alternative, with results comparable to those of the standard dual technique using (99m) Tc and blue dye. The efficacy of injection in the preoperative setting simplifies logistics and improves performance. Skin staining can be prevented by a deeper peritumoral injection.

  • 24.
    Norlén, Olov
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Öberg, Kjell
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Endocrine Oncology.
    Åkerström, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Indication for Liver Transplantation in Young Patients with Small Intestinal NETs Is Rare?2014In: World Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0364-2313, E-ISSN 1432-2323, Vol. 38, no 3, p. 742-747Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:

    A majority of patients with small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) present with or develop liver metastases (LM). A number of treatments for LM are used clinically, including liver transplantation (LTx). Indications for LTx are under debate; young age (<65 years), absence of extrahepatic disease, resected primary tumor and limited extent of LM have been suggested as inclusion criteria for LTx with the aim to optimize outcome.

    MATERIALS AND METHODS:

    From our series of 672 patients with SI-NET treated at the University Hospital in Uppsala between 1985 and 2012, we identified 78 patients according to the following criteria: <65 years of age, locoregional surgery (LRS) of the primary tumor and mesenteric metastases successfully performed, LM present but no extrahepatic disease. Baseline was chosen as the first date the following points were met: First visit to our center, LRS performed, LM present. The patients underwent treatment according to the standard clinical protocols at our center, and during this time period we did not perform or refer any SI-NET patients for LTx. Kaplan-Meier survival analyses were performed in three different groups based on hypothetical criteria for LTx.

    RESULTS:

    Five-year overall survival rates for patients <65 years (n = 78) and <55 years (n = 36) of age were 84 ± 8 and 92 ± 9 %, respectively. For patients fulfilling the Milan criteria (n = 33) the 5-year survival was 97 ± 6 %.

    CONCLUSIONS:

    Most young patients (<65 years) with SI-NET and LM have a favorable survival with standardized multimodality treatment. Indeed, most survival figures reported after LTx of NET do not surpass these figures.

  • 25.
    Tsolakis, Apostolos, V
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Oncol & Pathol, Solna R8 04, S-17177 Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Univ Hosp, CCK, S-17176 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Ragkousi, Athanasia
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Laiko Hosp, Athens 11527, Greece.
    Vujasinovic, Miroslav
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Dept Digest Dis, S-14186 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Kaltsas, Gregory
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Laiko Hosp, Athens 11527, Greece.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery. Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Endocrine Oncol Unit, Laiko Hosp, Athens 11527, Greece.
    Gastric neuroendocrine neoplasms type 1: A systematic review and meta-analysis2019In: World Journal of Gastroenterology, ISSN 1007-9327, E-ISSN 2219-2840, Vol. 25, no 35, p. 5376-5387Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND

    To date, the histopathological parameters predicting the risk of lymph node (LN) metastases and local recurrence, associated mortality and appropriateness of endoscopic or surgical resection in patients with gastric neuroendocrine neoplasms type 1 (GNENs1) have not been fully elucidated.

    AIM

    To determine the rate of LN metastases and its impact in survival in patients with GNEN1 in relation to certain clinico-pathological parameters.

    METHODS

    The PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and Scopus databases were searched through January 2019. The quality of the included studies and risk of bias were assessed using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) in accordance with the Cochrane guidelines. A random effects model and pooled odds ratios (OR) with 95%CI were applied for the quantitative meta-analysis.

    RESULTS

    We screened 2933 articles. Thirteen studies with 769 unique patients with GNEN1 were included. Overall, the rate of metastasis to locoregional LNs was 3.3% (25/769). The rate of LN metastases with a cut-off size of 10 mm was 15.3% for lesions > 10 mm (vs 0.8% for lesions < 10 mm) with a random-effects OR of 10.5 (95%CI: 1.4 -80.8; heterogeneity: P = 0.126; I2 = 47.5%). Invasion of the muscularis propria was identified as a predictor for LN metastases (OR: 17.2; 95%CI: 1.8-161.1; heterogeneity: P = 0.165; I2 = 44.5%), whereas grade was not clearly associated with LN metastases (OR: 2; 95%CI: 0.3-11.6; heterogeneity: P = 0.304; I2 = 17.4%). With regard to GNEN1 local recurrence, scarce data were available. The 5-year disease-specific survival for patients with and without LN metastases was 100% in most available studies irrespective of the type of intervention. Surgical resection was linked to a lower risk of recurrence (OR: 0.3; 95%CI: 0.1-1.1; heterogeneity: P = 0.173; I2 = 31.9%). The reported complication rates of endoscopic and surgical intervention were 0.6 and 3.8%, respectively.

    CONCLUSION

    This meta-analysis confirms that tumor size ≥ 10 mm and invasion of the muscularis propria are linked to a higher risk of LN metastases in patients with GNEN1. Overall, the metastatic propensity of GNEN1 is low with favorable 5-year disease-specific survival rates reported; hence, no clear evidence of the prognostic value of LN positivity is available. Additionally, there is a lack of evidence supporting the prediction of local recurrence in GNEN1, even if surgery was more often a definitive treatment.

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  • 26.
    Tsoli, Marina
    et al.
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Alexandraki, Krystallenia I.
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Spei, Maria-Eleni
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Kaltsas, Gregory A.
    Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Daskalakis, Kosmas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery. Univ Athens, Dept Propauped Internal Med 1, Athens, Greece.
    Anti-Tumor Activity and Safety of Multikinase Inhibitors in Advanced and/or Metastatic Thyroid Cancer: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials2020In: Hormone and Metabolic Research, ISSN 0018-5043, E-ISSN 1439-4286, Vol. 52, no 1, p. 25-31Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Many trials have demonstrated prime antitumor activity of novel, small molecule multikinase inhibitors (MKIs) in advanced and/or metastatic thyroid cancer (TC). In this work, the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, SCOPUS, and clinicaltrials.gov databases were searched. Quality/risk of bias were assessed using GRADE criteria. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing two or more systemic therapies in patients with advanced and/or metastatic thyroid cancer were assessed. A total of 1347 articles and 548 clinical trials in clinicaltrials.gov were screened. We included seven relevant RCTs comprising 1934 unique patients assigned to different MKIs. Two separate network meta-analyses included four RCTs in radioiodine refractory well-differentiated thyroid cancer (RR-WDTC) and three RCTs in medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), respectively; all with a low risk of bias. We identified three therapies for RR-WDTC: sorafenib [disease control rate (DCR) odds ratio (OR): 0.11 (95% CI: 0.03–0.40); progression-free survival (PFS) hazard ratio (HR): 1.99 (95% CI: 1.62–2.46)], vandetanib [DCR_OR:0.26 (95% CI: 0.06–1.24); PFS_HR: 0.99 (95% CI: 0.82–1.20)] and lenvatinib [DCR_OR: 0.26 (95% CI: 0.05–1.33); PFS_HR: 0.99 (95% CI: 0.81–1.22)]; and the following therapies for MTC: vandetanib 300 mg [objective response rate (ORR)_OR: 3.31 (95% CI: 0.68–16.22); vandetanib 150 mg ORR_OR: 0.60 (95% CI: 0.16–2.33)]; and cabozantinib [ORR_OR: 85.32 (95% CI: 5.22–1395.15)]. Serious side effect (SE) analysis per organ/system demonstrated a varying MKI SE profile across both RR-WDTC and MTC diagnoses, more commonly involving metabolic/nutritional disorders [OR: 2.07 [95% CI: 0.82–5.18)] and gastrointestinal SE [OR: 1.63 (95% CI: 1.0–2.66)]. This network meta-analysis on advanced and/or metastatic TC points towards a higher efficacy of lenvatinib in RR-WDTC. The included MKIs exhibit a varying SE profile across different organs/systems favoring a patient-tailored approach with the anticipated toxicities guiding clinicians’ decisions.

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