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Articles by Victoria Chernyak
Based on 5 articles published since 2009
(Why 5 articles?)

Between 2009 and 2019, Victoria Chernyak wrote the following 5 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
+ Citations + Abstracts
1 Guideline ACR Appropriateness Criteria 2017

Anonymous7930925 / Qayyum, Aliya / Tamm, Eric P / Kamel, Ihab R / Allen, Peter J / Arif-Tiwari, Hina / Chernyak, Victoria / Gonda, Tamas A / Grajo, Joseph R / Hindman, Nicole M / Horowitz, Jeanne M / Kaur, Harmeet / McNamara, Michelle M / Noto, Richard B / Srivastava, Pavan K / Lalani, Tasneem. ·Principal Author, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Electronic address: aqayyum@mdanderson.org. · Research Author, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. · Panel Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. · Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; American College of Surgeons. · University of Arizona, Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona. · Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. · Columbia University, New York, New York; American Gastroenterological Association. · University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. · New York University Medical Center, New York, New York. · Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. · University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. · University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama. · The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. · University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; American College of Physicians. · Specialty Chair, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. ·J Am Coll Radiol · Pubmed #29101993.

ABSTRACT: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is associated with poor overall prognosis. Complete surgical resection is the only possible option for cure. As such, increasingly complex surgical techniques including sophisticated vascular reconstruction are being used. Continued advances in surgical techniques, in conjunction with use of combination systemic therapies, and radiation therapy have been suggested to improve outcomes. A key aspect to surgical success is reporting of pivotal findings beyond absence of distant metastases, such as tumor size, location, and degree of tumor involvement of specific vessels associated with potential perineural tumor spread. Multiphase contrast-enhanced multidetector CT and MRI are the imaging modalities of choice for pretreatment staging and presurgical determination of resectability. Imaging modalities such as endoscopic ultrasound and fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose imaging with PET/CT are indicated for specific scenarios such as biopsy guidance and confirmation of distant metastases, respectively. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and revision include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer reviewed journals and the application of well-established methodologies (RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation or GRADE) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for specific clinical scenarios. In those instances where evidence is lacking or equivocal, expert opinion may supplement the available evidence to recommend imaging or treatment.

2 Article Pancreatic cysts: What imaging characteristics are associated with development of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma? 2016

Paroder, Viktoriya / Flusberg, Milana / Kobi, Mariya / Rozenblit, Alla M / Chernyak, Victoria. ·Department of Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA. Electronic address: vparoder@gmail.com. · Department of Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA. ·Eur J Radiol · Pubmed #27501898.

ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: To assess relationship between pancreatic cysts (PC) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and to compare imaging features of PC in subjects who develop PDAC and those who do not. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This case-control IRB-approved HIPAA-compliant study included patients with PDAC (cases) and lung cancer (controls), diagnosed between 1/1/05-1/1/14. The most recent abdominal CT/MR of each patient done >6months prior to cancer diagnosis date was reviewed by radiologist blinded to case/control status. Presence of PC, number and size of largest PC, presence of main pancreatic duct (MPD) dilatation (MPD >3mm) were recorded. Simple PC was defined as lack of calcifications, septations and enhancement. Logistic regression models with binary outcome of PDAC were constructed. RESULTS: There were 88 cases and 273 controls with mean ages of 69.6 years (±10.3) and 69.8 years (±12.0), respectively (p=0.864). PC were present in 21.6% (19/88) cases and in 9.2% (25/273) controls (p=0.002). The OR of PC for development of PDAC was 2.83, adjusting for age, sex and race (p=0.001). Mean PC size was 14.8mm (±8.7) in cases and 7.6mm (±8.0) in controls (p=0.007). PC were solitary in 6 (31.6%) of 19 cases and 21 (84.0%) of 25 controls (p=0.001). There was no significant difference in proportions of simple cysts or MPD dilatation between cases and controls. Multiple PC had 8.2 times increased odds of PDAC compared with solitary PC, adjusting for cyst size (p=0.007). CONCLUSION: Multiple PC are associated with 8.2 times higher odds of PDAC compared with solitary PC.

3 Article Incidental pancreatic cystic lesions: is there a relationship with the development of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and all-cause mortality? 2015

Chernyak, Victoria / Flusberg, Milana / Haramati, Linda B / Rozenblit, Alla M / Bellin, Eran. ·From the Departments of Radiology (V.C., M.F., L.B.H., A.M.R.), Medicine (E.B.), and Epidemiology & Population Health (E.B.), Montefiore Medical Center, 111 E 210th St, Bronx, NY 10467. ·Radiology · Pubmed #25117591.

ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: To establish the effect of incidental pancreatic cysts found by using computed tomographic (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging on the incidence of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and overall mortality in patients from an inner-city urban U.S. tertiary care medical center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board granted approval for the study and waived the informed consent requirement. The study population comprised cyst and no-cyst cohorts drawn from all adults who underwent abdominal CT and/or MR November 1, 2001, to November 1, 2011. Cyst cohort included patients whose CT or MR imaging showed incidental pancreatic cysts; no-cyst cohort was three-to-one frequency matched by age decade, imaging modality, and year of initial study from the pool without reported incidental pancreatic cysts. Patients with pancreatic cancer diagnosed within 5 years before initial CT or MR were excluded. Demographics, study location (outpatient, inpatient, or emergency department), dates of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and death, and modified Charlson scores within 3 months before initial CT or MR examination were extracted from the hospital database. Cox hazard models were constructed; incident pancreatic adenocarcinoma and mortality were outcome events. Adenocarcinomas diagnosed 6 months or longer after initial CT or MR examination were considered incident. RESULTS: There were 2034 patients in cyst cohort (1326 women [65.2%]) and 6018 in no-cyst cohort (3,563 [59.2%] women); respective mean ages were 69.9 years ± 15.1(standard deviation) and 69.3 years ± 15.2, respectively (P = .129). The relationship between mortality and incidental pancreatic cysts varied by age: hazard ratios were 1.40 (95% confidence interval [ CI confidence interval ]: 1.13, 1.73) for patients younger than 65 years and 0.97 (95% CI confidence interval : 0.88, 1.07), adjusted for sex, race, imaging modality, study location, and modified Charlson scores. Incidental pancreatic cysts had a hazard ratio of 3.0 (95% CI confidence interval : 1.32, 6.89) for adenocarcinoma, adjusted for age, sex, and race. CONCLUSION: Incidental pancreatic cysts found by using CT or MR imaging are associated with increased mortality for patients younger than 65 years and an overall increased risk of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

4 Minor Response. 2015

Chernyak, Victoria / Flusberg, Milana / Rozenblit, Alla M. · ·Radiology · Pubmed #26307817.

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5 Minor Response. 2015

Chernyak, Victoria / Flusberg, Milana / Haramati, Linda B / Rozenblit, Alla M. · ·Radiology · Pubmed #25859595.

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