Biliary Tract Cancer

Common Name(s)

Biliary Tract Cancer

Bile Tract Cancer is a rare digestive cancer characterized by abnormal cell growth in the bile ducts and gallbladder. Individuals with this disorder may grow harmful tumors that can spread to the rest of the body if not diagnosed early. The bile duct system is responsible for storing and transporting bile from the liver, where it is made, to the intestines, where it helps to digest food. Incomplete development of the ducts inhibits the flow of bile. Individuals with this defect have digestion problems as well as a yellow discoloration of the eye and skin (jaundice). Doctors are usually able to diagnose this defect early in the abnormal growth process, as the resulting symptoms are quickly apparent. Treatment is developed on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. For prevention measures, digestion specialists may suggest individuals eat a lower-fat diet, or undergo surgery to relieve the blockage or create a tube to allow bile to reach the digestive system. If an individual's cancer has progressed, doctors may suggest chemotherapy to combat cancer symptoms.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Biliary Tract Cancer" returned 88 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Phase I clinical trial of multiple-peptide vaccination for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer.
 

Author(s): Atsushi Aruga, Nobuhiro Takeshita, Yoshihito Kotera, Ryuji Okuyama, Norimasa Matsushita, Takehiro Ohta, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Masakazu Yamamoto

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The prognosis of patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) is extremely poor and only a few standard treatments are available for this condition. We performed a phase I trial to investigate the safety, immune response and anti-tumor effect of vaccination with three peptides ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2014

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Inhibitor of differentiation proteins do not influence prognosis of biliary tract cancer.
 

Author(s): Jan Harder, Michael J Müller, Matthias Fuchs, Vera Gumpp, Annette Schmitt-Graeff, Richard Fischer, Melanie Frank, Oliver Opitz, Jens Hasskarl

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Dec;19(48):9334-42.

 

To investigate the expression and clinical relevance of inhibitor of differentiation (ID) proteins in biliary tract cancer.

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2014

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Clinical significance of L-type amino acid transporter 1 expression as a prognostic marker and potential of new targeting therapy in biliary tract cancer.
 

Author(s): Kyoichi Kaira, Yutaka Sunose, Yasuhiro Ohshima, Noriko S Ishioka, Kazuhisa Arakawa, Tetsushi Ogawa, Noriaki Sunaga, Kimihiro Shimizu, Hideyuki Tominaga, Noboru Oriuchi, Hideaki Itoh, Shushi Nagamori, Yoshikatsu Kanai, Aiko Yamaguchi, Atsuki Segawa, Munenori Ide, Masatomo Mori, Tetsunari Oyama, Izumi Takeyoshi

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The expression of L-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1) has been described to play essential roles in tumor cell growth and survival. However, it remains unclear about the clinicopathological significance of LAT1 expression in biliary tract cancer. This study was conducted to determine ...

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2013

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The terms "Biliary Tract Cancer" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Current status of chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced biliary tract cancer.
 

Author(s): Takashi Sasaki, Hiroyuki Isayama, Yousuke Nakai, Kazuhiko Koike

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2013 Sep;28(5):515-24.

 

Chemotherapy is indispensable for the treatment of advanced biliary tract cancer. Recently, reports regarding first-line chemotherapy have increased, and first-line chemotherapy treatment has become gradually more sophisticated. Gemcitabine and cisplatin combination therapy (or gemcitabine ...

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2013

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Current status of immunotherapy for the treatment of biliary tract cancer.
 

Author(s): Ryuji Takahashi, Munehiro Yoshitomi, Shigeru Yutani, Takahisa Shirahama, Masanori Noguchi, Akira Yamada, Kyogo Itoh, Tetsuro Sasada

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 May;9(5):1069-72.

 

Biliary tract cancer (BTC) is one of the most aggressive malignancies. Although various promising regimens of chemotherapeutic and/or molecular targeted agents have been developed, further treatment modalities, including immunotherapies, still remain to be established for refractory ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2013

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Adjuvant therapy in the treatment of biliary tract cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Anne M Horgan, Eitan Amir, Thomas Walter, Jennifer J Knox

Journal: J. Clin. Oncol.. 2012 Jun;30(16):1934-40.

 

The benefit of adjuvant therapy (AT) for biliary tract cancer (BTC) is unclear, with conflicting results from nonrandomized studies. We report a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the impact of AT on survival.

Last Updated: 31 May 2012

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Second Line Therapy in Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Biliary Tract Cancer

 

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2012

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Study of S-1 Oxaliplatin (SOX) for Biliary Tract Cancer (BTC) (Ampullary Adenocarcinoma)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Biliary Tract Cancer

 

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2010

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Last Updated: 5 Apr 2013

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