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Articles by Emre F. Yekebas
Based on 10 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, E. Yekebas wrote the following 10 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Guideline [S3-guideline exocrine pancreatic cancer]. 2013

Seufferlein, T / Porzner, M / Becker, T / Budach, V / Ceyhan, G / Esposito, I / Fietkau, R / Follmann, M / Friess, H / Galle, P / Geissler, M / Glanemann, M / Gress, T / Heinemann, V / Hohenberger, W / Hopt, U / Izbicki, J / Klar, E / Kleeff, J / Kopp, I / Kullmann, F / Langer, T / Langrehr, J / Lerch, M / Löhr, M / Lüttges, J / Lutz, M / Mayerle, J / Michl, P / Möller, P / Molls, M / Münter, M / Nothacker, M / Oettle, H / Post, S / Reinacher-Schick, A / Röcken, C / Roeb, E / Saeger, H / Schmid, R / Schmiegel, W / Schoenberg, M / Siveke, J / Stuschke, M / Tannapfel, A / Uhl, W / Unverzagt, S / van Oorschot, B / Vashist, Y / Werner, J / Yekebas, E / Anonymous260779 / Anonymous270779 / Anonymous280779. ·Klinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitätsklinikum Ulm. · Klinik für Allgemeine Chirurgie, Viszeral-, Thorax-, Transplantations- und Kinderchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Kiel. · Klinik für Radioonkologie und Strahlentherapie, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. · Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU München. · Institut für Allgemeine Pathologie, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU München. · Strahlenklinik, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. · Leitlinienprogramm Onkologie, Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft e. V., Berlin. · I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsmedizin Mainz. · Klinik für Allgemeine Innere Medizin, Onkologie/Hämatologie, Gastroenterologie und Infektiologie, Klinikum Esslingen. · Klinik für Allgemeine Chirurgie, Viszeral-, Gefäß- und Kinderchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes Homburg/Saar. · Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Endokrinologie und Stoffwechsel, Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg. · Medizinischen Klinik und Poliklinik III, Klinikum der Universität München LMU. · Chirurgische Klinik, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. · Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg. · Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf. · Klinik für Allgemeine Chirurgie, Thorax-, Gefäß- und Transplantationschirurgie, Universitätsmedizin Rostock. · AWMF-Institut für Medizinisches Wissensmanagement, Marburg. · Medizinische Klinik I, Klinikum Weiden. · Klinik für Allgemein-, Gefäß- und Viszeralchirurgie, Martin-Luther-Krankenhaus Berlin. · Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin A, Universitätsmedizin Greifswald. · Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. · Institut für Pathologie, Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg. · Medizinische Klinik - Schwerpunkt Gastroenterologie, Endokrinologie, Infektiologie, Caritasklinikum Saarbrücken. · Institut für Pathologie, Universitätsklinikum Ulm. · Klinik und Poliklinik für Strahlentherapie und Radiologische Onkologie, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU München. · Klinik für Strahlentherapie und Radioonkologie, Klinikum Stuttgart. · AWMF-Institut für Medizinisches Wissensmanagement, Berlin. · Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Hämatologie und Onkologie, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. · Chirurgische Klinik, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim. · Abt. für Hämatologie und Onkologie, St. Josef-Hospital, Klinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum. · Institut für Pathologie, Universitätsklinikum Kiel. · Medizinische Klinik II, SP Gastroenterologie, Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg. · Klinik für Viszeral-, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Dresden. · II. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU München. · Medizinische Klinik, Klinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum. · Klinik für Chirurgie, Rotkreuzklinikum München. · Klinik für Strahlentherapie, Universitätsklinikum Essen. · Institut für Pathologie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum. · Chirurgische Klinik, St. Josef-Hospital, Klinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum. · Institut für Medizinische Epidemiologie, Biometrie und Informatik, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. · Klinik und Poliklinik für Strahlentherapie, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg. · Klinik für Allgemeine, Viszerale und Transplantationschirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg. · Klinik für Allgemein-, Thorax- und Viszeralchirurgie, Klinikum Darmstadt. ·Z Gastroenterol · Pubmed #24338757.

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2 Clinical Trial Sequential neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by curative surgery vs. primary surgery alone for resectable, non-metastasized pancreatic adenocarcinoma: NEOPA- a randomized multicenter phase III study (NCT01900327, DRKS00003893, ISRCTN82191749). 2014

Tachezy, Michael / Gebauer, Florian / Petersen, Cordula / Arnold, Dirk / Trepel, Martin / Wegscheider, Karl / Schafhausen, Phillipe / Bockhorn, Maximilian / Izbicki, Jakob Robert / Yekebas, Emre. ·Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr, 52, Hamburg 20246, Germany. izbicki@uke.de. ·BMC Cancer · Pubmed #24906700.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Median OS after surgery in curative intent for non-metastasized pancreas cancer ranges under study conditions from 17.9 months to 23.6 months. Tumor recurrence occurs locally, at distant sites (liver, peritoneum, lungs), or both. Observational and autopsy series report local recurrence rates of up to 87% even after potentially "curative" R0 resection. To achieve better local control, neoadjuvant CRT has been suggested for preoperative tumour downsizing, to elevate the likelihood of curative, margin-negative R0 resection and to increase the OS rate. However, controlled, randomized trials addressing the impact of neoadjuvant CRT survival do not exist. METHODS/DESIGN: The underlying hypothesis of this randomized, two-armed, open-label, multicenter, phase III trial is that neoadjuvant CRT increases the three-year overall survival by 12% compared to patients undergoing upfront surgery for resectable pancreatic cancer. A rigorous, standardized technique of histopathologically handling Whipple specimens will be applied at all participating centers. Overall, 410 patients (n=205 in each study arm) will be enrolled in the trial, taking into regard an expected drop out rate of 7% and allocated either to receive neoadjuvant CRT prior to surgery or to undergo surgery alone. Circumferential resection margin status, i.e. R0 and R1 rates, respectively, surgical resectability rate, local and distant disease-free and global survival, and first site of tumor recurrence constitute further essential endpoints of the trial. DISCUSSION: For the first time, the NEOPA study investigates the impact of neoadjuvant CRT on survival of resectable pancreas head cancer in a prospectively randomized manner. The results of the study have the potential to change substantially the treatment regimen of pancreas cancer. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinical Trial gov: NCT01900327, DRKS00003893, ISRCTN82191749.

3 Article Resection margin clearance in pancreatic cancer after implementation of the Leeds Pathology Protocol (LEEPP): clinically relevant or just academic? 2015

Gebauer, Florian / Tachezy, Michael / Vashist, Yogesh K / Marx, Andreas H / Yekebas, Emre / Izbicki, Jakob R / Bockhorn, Maximilian. ·Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Martinistrasse 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany, fgebauer@uke.de. ·World J Surg · Pubmed #25270344.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the overall survival (OS) after R0/R1 resections in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) of the pancreatic head after implementation of a standardized histopathologic protocol (Leeds Pathology Protocol, LEEPP). METHODS: One hundred and twenty-five patients underwent surgical resection because of PDAC of the pancreatic head. Patients were histopathologically examined according to a standardized protocol. Their oncologic outcome and clinicopathologic data were compared with those of a patient group before implementation of the LEEPP (n = 116). RESULTS: The R1 rate increased significantly from 13 to 52 %. There was no significant difference in OS between R0 and R1 resections. The median OS in patients with a tumor clearance of less than 2 mm from the resection margin was 15.1 months (12.1-18.1 months) versus 22.2 months (7.8-36.7 months) (P = 0.046). Multivariate analysis revealed a margin clearance or 2 mm and more as an independent prognosticator for OS. CONCLUSIONS: With applying the LEEPP, there was still no significant correlation between the R-status and OS in patients with PDAC. However, since a margin clearance of 2 mm or more is a predictive factor for OS, the R1 definition might have to be adapted in PDAC.

4 Article Multivisceral resections in pancreatic cancer: identification of risk factors. 2011

Burdelski, Christoph M / Reeh, Matthias / Bogoevski, Dean / Gebauer, Florian / Tachezy, Michael / Vashist, Yogesh K / Cataldegirmen, Guellue / Yekebas, Emre / Izbicki, Jakob R / Bockhorn, Maximilian. ·Department of General, Visceral, and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center, Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg, 20246, Germany. c.burdelski@uke.de ·World J Surg · Pubmed #21938586.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: There is an assumption that multivisceral resections (MVRs) in patients with a pancreatic malignancy are associated with higher morbidity. The oncologic benefit, however, remains controversial. METHODS: The aim was to identify risk factors for complications in cases of MVR in patients with pancreatic cancer. Of 1099 patients who underwent major pancreatic resection at our institution between January 1992 and October 2008, a total of 55 were treated with an MVR involving resection of one or more additional organs. This group was compared with 154 patients who had palliative bypass surgery and 303 patients who underwent standard pancreatic head resection. RESULTS: Multivisceral resection patients had an overall higher incidence of major surgical complications (p < 0.001). In-hospital mortality was comparable in all groups. Median survival after MVR was inferior to that after standard resection but was significantly better than that after palliative bypass. Univariate logistic regression analysis identified concomitant colon, kidney, and liver resections and any intraoperative transfusion as predictors of complications; in the multivariate analysis, only kidney resections and any intraoperative transfusion were confirmed predictors. In contrast, T status, kidney resection, resection of four or more organs, any postoperative transfusion, and intensive care unit stay of >2 days were identified as predictors of survival in the univariate Cox regression analysis; in the multivariate analysis, only the T status was confirmed. Median survival after MVR was 16 months, after palliative bypass 6 months, and after standard resection 18 months (p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Multivisceral resections are technically feasible procedures with increased survival when compared to palliative bypass procedures. The incidence of postoperative complications was increased with kidney resection and when intraoperative transfusion was required.

5 Article Notch signaling activated by replication stress-induced expression of midkine drives epithelial-mesenchymal transition and chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer. 2011

Güngör, Cenap / Zander, Hilke / Effenberger, Katharina E / Vashist, Yogesh K / Kalinina, Tatyana / Izbicki, Jakob R / Yekebas, Emre / Bockhorn, Maximilian. ·Department of General-, Visceral- and Thoracic Surgery, Campus Research, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. c.guengoer@uke.de ·Cancer Res · Pubmed #21632553.

ABSTRACT: The incidence of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) nearly equals its mortality rate, partly because most PDACs are intrinsically chemoresistant and thus largely untreatable. It was found recently that chemoresistant PDAC cells overexpress the Notch-2 receptor and have undergone epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). In this study, we show that these two phenotypes are interrelated by expression of Midkine (MK), a heparin-binding growth factor that is widely overexpressed in chemoresistant PDAC. Gemcitabine, the front-line chemotherapy used in PDAC treatment, induced MK expression in a dose-dependent manner, and its RNAi-mediated depletion was associated with sensitization to gemcitabine treatment. We identified an interaction between the Notch-2 receptor and MK in PDAC cells. MK-Notch-2 interaction activated Notch signaling, induced EMT, upregulated NF-κB, and increased chemoresistance. Taken together, our findings define an important pathway of chemoresistance in PDAC and suggest novel strategies for its clinical attack.

6 Article Heme oxygenase-1 germ line GTn promoter polymorphism is an independent prognosticator of tumor recurrence and survival in pancreatic cancer. 2011

Vashist, Yogesh K / Uzungolu, Guentac / Kutup, Asad / Gebauer, Florian / Koenig, Alexandra / Deutsch, Lena / Zehler, Oliver / Busch, Philipp / Kalinin, Viacheslav / Izbicki, Jakob R / Yekebas, Emre F. ·Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. vashist@uke.de ·J Surg Oncol · Pubmed #21495030.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) correlates with aggressive tumor behavior and chemotherapy resistance in pancreatic cancer (PC). We evaluated the prognostic value of the basal transcription controlling germ line GTn repeat polymorphism (GTn) in the promoter region of the HO-1 gene in PC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We determined the GTn in 100 controls and 150 PC patients. DNA was extracted from blood leukocytes and GTn determined by PCR, electrophoresis, and sequencing. Clinicopathological parameters, disease-free, and overall survival (DFS, OS) were correlated with GTn. RESULTS: Three genotypes were defined based on short (S) <25 and long (L) ≥25 GTn repeat alleles. In PC patients, a steadily increasing risk was evident between LL, SL, and SS genotype patients for larger tumor size, presence of lymph node metastasis, poor tumor differentiation and higher recurrence rate (P < 0.001 each). The SS genotype displayed the most aggressive tumor biology. The LL genotype had the best and the SS genotype the worst DFS and OS (P < 0.001 each). The GTn genotype was the strongest prognostic factor for recurrence and survival (P < 0.001 each). CONCLUSION: The GTn repeat polymorphism is a strong prognostic marker for recurrence and survival in PC patients.

7 Article Heme oxygenase-1 promoter polymorphism is a predictor of disease relapse in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. 2011

Vashist, Yogesh K / Uzunoglu, Guentac / Deutsch, Lena / Kalinin, Viacheslav / Zehler, Oliver / Alzadjali, Adil / Kutup, Asad / Izbicki, Jakob R / Yekebas, Emre F. ·Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. vashist@uke.de ·J Surg Res · Pubmed #21236443.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Current available preoperative diagnostic workup is insufficient to differentiate between benign and malignant pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential prognostic role of the promoter GTn repeat polymorphism (GTn) of the heme oxygenase-1 gene in PNET. METHODS: Tumor, metastasis, corresponding healthy tissue, and peripheral blood leukocyte DNA of 46 patients who underwent surgical resection for PNET were analyzed for GTn by PCR, capillary electrophoresis, and DNA-sequencing. The GTn was correlated to clinicopathologic parameters and clinical outcome. RESULTS: GTn was classified into short (<25) and long (≥ 25) alleles and three (SS, SL, and LL) genotypes were defined. There was no difference in GTn genotype among tumor, healthy tissue, metastasis, and peripheral blood leukocyte DNA. The SS and SL genotype displayed significantly more poor differentiated tumors (P = 0.001) and higher tumor recurrence rate (P = 0.0001) compared with LL patients. The LL genotype patients presented predominantly benign PNET (P < 0.001). The LL genotype had the longest disease-free (P < 0.001) and overall survival (P = 0.006). Besides the WHO classification the GTn was identified as a strong predictor of tumor recurrence (hazard ratio 3.1, 95% confidence interval 1.3-7.3) in PNET. CONCLUSION: GTn differentiates between benign and malignant PNET and is a strong predictor of tumor recurrence.

8 Article Arterial en bloc resection for pancreatic carcinoma. 2011

Bockhorn, M / Burdelski, C / Bogoevski, D / Sgourakis, G / Yekebas, E F / Izbicki, J R. ·Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. ·Br J Surg · Pubmed #21136564.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Surgery for locally advanced pancreatic cancer with arterial involvement of the hepatic artery, coeliac trunk and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is highly controversial. In a retrospective review, the benefits and harms of arterial en bloc resection (AEBR) for pancreatic adenocarcinoma with arterial involvement were analysed. METHODS: Patients were divided into three groups: 29 patients who had pancreatic resection and AEBR (group 1), 449 who had pancreatic resection with no arterial resection or reconstruction (group 2), and 40 with unresectable tumours who underwent palliative bypass (group 3). RESULTS: Eighteen patients underwent reconstruction of the hepatic artery, eight of the coeliac trunk and three of the SMA. Additional reconstruction of portal vein was required in 15 patients and of adjacent visceral organs in 19. Perioperative morbidity and mortality rates were higher in group 1 than in group 2 (P = 0·031 and P = 0·037 respectively). Additional portal vein resection was an independent predictor of morbidity (P < 0·001). Median overall survival was similar for groups 1 and 2 (14·0 versus 15·8 months; P = 0·152), and lower for group 3 (7·5 months; P = 0·028 versus group 1). CONCLUSION: In selected patients AEBR can result in overall survival comparable to that obtained with standard resection and better than that after palliative bypass. Nevertheless, AEBR is associated with significantly higher morbidity and mortality rates, counterbalancing the overall gain in survival and limiting the overall oncological benefit.

9 Article Establishment and characterization of a new human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell line with high metastatic potential to the lung. 2010

Kalinina, Tatyana / Güngör, Cenap / Thieltges, Sabrina / Möller-Krull, Maren / Penas, Eva Maria Murga / Wicklein, Daniel / Streichert, Thomas / Schumacher, Udo / Kalinin, Viacheslav / Simon, Ronald / Otto, Benjamin / Dierlamm, Judith / Schwarzenbach, Heidi / Effenberger, Katharina E / Bockhorn, Maximilian / Izbicki, Jakob R / Yekebas, Emre F. ·Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Hamburg, Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany. tkalinin@uke.de ·BMC Cancer · Pubmed #20553613.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is still associated with devastating prognosis. Real progress in treatment options has still not been achieved. Therefore new models are urgently needed to investigate this deadly disease. As a part of this process we have established and characterized a new human pancreatic cancer cell line. METHODS: The newly established pancreatic cancer cell line PaCa 5061 was characterized for its morphology, growth rate, chromosomal analysis and mutational analysis of the K-ras, EGFR and p53 genes. Gene-amplification and RNA expression profiles were obtained using an Affymetrix microarray, and overexpression was validated by IHC analysis. Tumorigenicity and spontaneous metastasis formation of PaCa 5061 cells were analyzed in pfp-/-/rag2-/- mice. Sensitivity towards chemotherapy was analysed by MTT assay. RESULTS: PaCa 5061 cells grew as an adhering monolayer with a doubling time ranging from 30 to 48 hours. M-FISH analyses showed a hypertriploid complex karyotype with multiple numerical and unbalanced structural aberrations. Numerous genes were overexpressed, some of which have previously been implicated in pancreatic adenocarcinoma (GATA6, IGFBP3, IGFBP6), while others were detected for the first time (MEMO1, RIOK3). Specifically highly overexpressed genes (fold change > 10) were identified as EGFR, MUC4, CEACAM1, CEACAM5 and CEACAM6. Subcutaneous transplantation of PaCa 5061 into pfp-/-/rag2-/- mice resulted in formation of primary tumors and spontaneous lung metastasis. CONCLUSION: The established PaCa 5061 cell line and its injection into pfp-/-/rag2-/- mice can be used as a new model for studying various aspects of the biology of human pancreatic cancer and potential treatment approaches for the disease.

10 Article 19q13 amplification is associated with high grade and stage in pancreatic cancer. 2010

Kuuselo, Riina / Simon, Ronald / Karhu, Ritva / Tennstedt, Pierre / Marx, Andreas H / Izbicki, Jakob R / Yekebas, Emre / Sauter, Guido / Kallioniemi, Anne. ·Laboratory of Cancer Genetics, Institute of Medical Technology, University of Tampere, Finland. ·Genes Chromosomes Cancer · Pubmed #20232484.

ABSTRACT: Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease with an extremely poor prognosis, and thus, there is a great need for better diagnostic and therapeutic tools. The 19q13 chromosomal locus is amplified in several cancer types, including pancreatic cancer, but the possible clinical significance of this aberration remains unclear. We used fluorescence in situ hybridization on tissue microarrays containing 357 primary pancreatic tumors, 151 metastases, and 24 local recurrences as well as 120 cancer cell lines from various tissues to establish the frequency of the 19q13 amplification and to find potential correlations to clinical parameters including patient survival. Copy number increases were found in 12.2% of the primary pancreatic tumors and 9.3% of the cell lines, including those derived from bladder, colorectal, ovarian, and thyroid carcinomas. Copy number changes were linked to high grade (P = 0.044) and stage (P = 0.025) tumors, and the average survival time of patients with 19q13 amplification was shorter than that of those without this aberration. Our findings revealed recurrent 19q13 amplification in pancreatic cancer and involvement of the same locus as in bladder, colorectal, ovarian, and thyroid carcinomas. More importantly, the 19q13 amplifications were associated with poor tumor phenotype and showed a trend toward shorter survival.