Christos S Georgiades

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UNLABELLED Cholangiocarcinomas (CCAs) are aggressive cancers, with high mortality and poor survival rates. Only radical surgery offers patients some hope of cure; however, most patients are not surgical candidates because of late diagnosis secondary to relatively poor accuracy of diagnostic means. MicroRNAs (miRs) are involved in every cancer examined, but(More)
PURPOSE Unresectable cholangiocarcinoma carries a dismal prognosis, with median survival times ranging from 6 to 12 months from the time of diagnosis. Palliative therapies have been disappointing and have not been shown to significantly prolong survival. Conversely, transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) has been effective in prolonging the lives(More)
UNLABELLED Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) presents significant diagnostic challenges, resulting in late patient diagnosis and poor survival rates. Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) patients pose a particularly difficult clinical dilemma because they harbor chronic biliary strictures that are difficult to distinguish from CCA. MicroRNAs (miRs) have recently(More)
Amyloidosis is a collection of disease entities that produce considerable morbidity and mortality and are increasing in prevalence. The imaging findings are problematically nonspecific and diverse. This lack of specificity is compounded by the fact that amyloidosis is strongly associated with and frequently coexists with many other chronic disease states(More)
No data on incidence, management, or natural history of chyle leaks following pancreatic resection have been published. We sought to identify possible risk factors associated with chyle leaks following pancreatic resection, as well as determine the natural history of this rare complication. Between 1993 and 2008, 3,532 patients underwent pancreatic(More)
Percutaneous cryoablation is gaining in popularity as a viable treatment option for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We present the 5-year oncologic outcomes of a prospective trial. Over a 5-year period, we treated 134 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven RCC with CT-guided percutaneous cryoablation. All were treated while under conscious sedation. Technical(More)
PURPOSE To compare transarterial chemoembolization (CE) versus yttrium-90 ((90)Y) radioembolization (RE) for liver-dominant metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma as salvage therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 36 patients, 21 underwent CE (37 procedures; 11 men; mean age, 67 years; 16 with Child-Pugh class A disease) and 15 underwent (90)Y RE (19 procedures;(More)
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown significant therapeutic responses against tumors containing increased mutation-associated neoantigen load. We have examined the evolving landscape of tumor neoantigens during the emergence of acquired resistance in patients with non-small cell lung cancer after initial response to immune checkpoint blockade with(More)
It has long been known that tumors depend on energy production pathways that are different from those of normal cells. These unique pathways require the expression and function of tumor-specific enzymes. Some of these glycolytic enzymes, as well as other modulators of tumor behavior, have recently been elucidated. In theory, inhibiting such enzymes or(More)
Since the first radiofrequency (RF) ablation description in early 1990's for percutaneous tumor ablation, there has been considerable published data on the subject worldwide. An understanding of RF ablation equipment, mechanism of action and its interactions with tissue is critical to avoid complications and improve patient outcomes. There is considerable(More)