Jesus Manuel Matos

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INTRODUCTION Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare tumor with poorly defined prognosis. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to compare a large population of patients with ACC to pancreatic ductal cell adenocarcinoma (DCC) in order to determine distinguishing characteristics and to assess survival. METHODS Patients were identified from the National(More)
BACKGROUND The role of adjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) in pancreatic cancer remains controversial. The primary aim of this study was to determine if CRT improved survival in patients with resected pancreatic cancer in a large, multiinstitutional cohort of patients. STUDY DESIGN Patients undergoing resection for pancreatic adenocarcinoma from seven(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic ethanol intake is a significant risk factor for the development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The effects of ethanol on extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) activation, transforming growth factor alpha (TGF-alpha), and HCC growth were examined in this study. METHODS HepG2, SKHep, Hep3B human HCC cells, or(More)
INTRODUCTION Pancreatic cancer is a deadly cancer with limited sensitivity to gemcitabine. Molecular targeting of critical signaling pathways [nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-kappaB), PI3K/AKT, and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)] in combination with gemcitabine may improve sensitivity. We hypothesize that pancreatic cancer cell genetics and signaling(More)
INTRODUCTION The presentation and outcome of patients with acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) of the pancreas compared to the more common ductal cell adenocarcinoma (DCA) may be distinct. This study combines the experience with ACC from multiple academic institutions to better understand its natural history and outcomes. METHODS This study is a(More)
AIM To assess the outcome of patients with resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PA) associated with high serum CA 19-9 levels. METHODS From 2000 to 2007, 344 patients underwent pancreatoduodenectomy for PA. Fifty-three patients (elevated group) had preoperatively elevated serum CA 19-9 levels (>400 IU/ml) after resolution of obstructive jaundice. Of(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol is a significant risk factor for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). To date, no rodent model has demonstrated the formation of hepatic neoplasia in the setting of chronic alcohol consumption alone. METHODS We investigated whether rats selectively bred for high alcohol preference (P rats), allowed free access to water, or(More)
Human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the commonest causes of mortality among solid organ malignancies. The incidence of HCC in the United States is rising. Few proteomic biomarker studies have been done in U.S. populations. Tumor and nonmalignant tissue from three American patients with hepatitis and non-hepatitis-associated HCC were analyzed to(More)
BACKGROUND Advances in imaging, minimally invasive techniques, and regionalization have changed pancreatic surgery. Therefore, the aims of this report are to determine whether the pancreatic operations or the spectrum of disease have evolved at a high-volume center. METHODS From 1996 through 2009, 2,004 pancreatic operations were performed at Indiana(More)