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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160897/social-integration-and-survival-after-diagnosis-of-colorectal-cancer
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Elizabeth A Sarma, Ichiro Kawachi, Elizabeth M Poole, Shelley S Tworoger, Edward L Giovannucci, Charles S Fuchs, Ying Bao
BACKGROUND: Although larger social networks have been associated with lower all-cause mortality, few studies have examined whether social integration predicts survival outcomes among patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). The authors examined the association between social ties and survival after CRC diagnosis in a prospective cohort study. METHODS: Participants included 896 women in the Nurses' Health Study who were diagnosed with stage I, II, or III CRC between 1992 and 2012...
November 21, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152719/course-and-predictors-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-a-cohort-of-psychologically-distressed-patients-with-cancer-a-4-year-follow-up-study
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Caryn Mei Hsien Chan, Chong Guan Ng, Nur Aishah Taib, Lei Hum Wee, Edward Krupat, Fremonta Meyer
BACKGROUND: Scant evidence exists on the long-term course of cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is among the few studies worldwide, and the first in the South-East Asian region, to prospectively evaluate PTSD in patients with cancer using gold-standard clinical interviews. The objective of the study was to assess the course and predictors of PTSD in adult patients with cancer in a South-East Asian population. METHODS: A prospective, longitudinal study was conducted in a cohort of 469 consecutively recruited patients (aged ≥18 years) with various cancer types within 1 month of diagnosis at a single oncology referral center...
November 20, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149503/sexual-functioning-among-young-adult-cancer-patients-a-2-year-longitudinal-study
#3
Chiara Acquati, Brad J Zebrack, Anna C Faul, Leanne Embry, Christine Aguilar, Rebecca Block, Brandon Hayes-Lattin, David R Freyer, Steve Cole
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related sexual dysfunction has been reported among adolescents and young adults (AYAs); however, its prevalence over time has not been examined. This longitudinal study investigated sexual dysfunction in AYAs over the course of 2 years after the initial diagnosis. METHODS: Young adult patients (18-39 years old) completed the Medical Outcomes Study Sexual Functioning Scale within the first 4 months of their diagnosis (n = 123) and again 6 (n = 107) and 24 months later (n = 95)...
November 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149493/impact-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-on-the-survival-of-patients-with-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Minas P Economides, Moran Amit, Parag S Mahale, Jeff J Hosry, Ying Jiang, Uddalak Bharadwaj, Erich M Sturgis, Harrys A Torres
BACKGROUND: Although an association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and oropharyngeal cancers (OPCs) has been reported, to the authors' knowledge the clinical significance of this epidemiological finding remains unknown. Therefore, the authors analyzed the oncologic outcomes of HCV-infected patients with OPCs. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, all patients with OPCs who were seen at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between January 2004 and December 2015 were reviewed...
November 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149478/hospital-quality-patient-risk-and-medicare-expenditures-for-cancer-surgery
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Sarah P Shubeck, Jyothi R Thumma, Justin B Dimick, Hari Nathan
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection is a cornerstone of curative-intent therapy for patients with solid organ malignancies. With increasing attention paid to the costs of surgical care, there is a new focus on variations in the costs of cancer surgery. This study evaluated the potential interactive effect of hospital quality and patient risk on expenditures for cancer resections. METHODS: With 100% Medicare claim data for 2010-2013, patients aged 65 to 99 years who had undergone cancer resection were identified...
November 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149477/pathfinders-in-oncology-from-the-beginning-of-the-19th-century-to-the-inauguration-of-the-first-cancer-hospital-in-the-united-states
#6
Steven I Hajdu
The fields of medicine and oncology made substantial progress between 1800 and 1885. The first half of this period was dominated by the spectacular progress in physiology, cytology, histology, histopathology, and diagnostic microscopy. In the second half of the period, advancements in surgical techniques, anesthesia, asepsis, and laboratory medicine, including bacteriology, chemistry, and biochemistry, led to the development of medical specialties, including surgical pathology and surgical oncology. Although wars, revolutions, and socioeconomic upheavals interrupted the daily life of the populace, distinguished artists, scientists, and physicians continued, against all odds, to advance their field of interest...
November 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149451/transcriptional-alterations-in-hereditary-and-sporadic-nonfunctioning-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-according-to-genotype
#7
Xavier M Keutgen, Suresh Kumar, Sudheer Gara, Myriem Boufraqech, Sunita Agarwal, Ralph H Hruban, Naris Nilubol, Martha Quezado, Richard Finney, Maggie Cam, Electron Kebebew
BACKGROUND: Nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NFPanNETs) may be sporadic or inherited because of germline mutations associated with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1). The clinical behavior of NFPanNETs is difficult to predict, even in tumors of the same stage and grade. The authors analyzed genotype-specific patterns of transcriptional messenger RNA (mRNA) levels of NFPanNETs to understand the molecular features that determine PanNET phenotype...
November 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149450/a-prospective-observational-cohort-study-comparing-cancer-clinical-trial-availability-and-enrollment-between-early-adolescents-young-adults-and-children
#8
Stefanie M Thomas, Jemily Malvar, Henry Tran, Jared Shows, David R Freyer
BACKGROUND: Poor enrollment of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) (ages 15-39 years) onto cancer clinical trials (CCTs) may contribute to inferior survival gains compared with children. In this study, the authors assessed whether differences in CCT availability would explain lower CCT enrollment for early AYAs (eAYAs) (ages 15-21 years). METHODS: This prospective, observational cohort study was conducted at a single academic children's hospital. For consecutive patients who were newly diagnosed with cancer over a 13-month period, it was determined whether an appropriate CCT existed nationally or was available locally and whether enrollment on that CCT occurred...
November 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140558/adherence-to-treatment-guidelines-and-survival-for-older-patients-with-stage-ii-or-iii-colon-cancer-in-texas-from-2001-through-2011
#9
Hui Zhao, Ning Zhang, Vivian Ho, Minming Ding, Weiguo He, Jiangong Niu, Ming Yang, Xianglin L Du, Daria Zorzi, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Sharon H Giordano
BACKGROUND: Treatment guidelines for colon cancer recommend colectomy with lymphadenectomy of at least 12 lymph nodes for patients with stage I to stage III disease as surgery adherence (SA) and adjuvant chemotherapy for individuals with stage III disease. Herein, the authors evaluated adherence to these guidelines among older patients in Texas with colon cancer and the associated survival outcomes. METHODS: Using Texas Cancer Registry data linked with Medicare data, the authors included patients with AJCC stage II and III colon cancer who were aged ≥66 years and diagnosed between 2001 and 2011...
November 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131559/diagnostic-challenges-and-problem-cases-in-salivary-gland-cytology-a-20-year-experience
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Sajad Salehi, Zahra Maleki
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is routinely performed to evaluate salivary gland lesions, and provides valuable information regarding the cytomorphologic features of the lesions. Occasionally, there are overlaps between benign and malignant conditions due to heterogeneity of the cell types, metaplastic changes, and sampling issues. Herein, the authors present a retrospective study of diagnostic pitfalls in salivary gland cytology and the simulating conditions. METHODS: A 20-year retrospective review (1995-2015) of medical records was performed searching for the cytology reports of patients who underwent FNA of the salivary gland with the words "amendment" or "revision...
November 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131553/gata3-differential-expression-in-neuroblastoma-and-nephroblastoma
#11
Jerzy Klijanienko, Martial Caly, Paul Frénaux, Jan Klos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131532/reply-to-gata3-differential-expression-in-neuroblastoma-and-nephroblastoma
#12
Austin Blackburn Wiles, Celeste N Powers, Steven Christopher Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131530/biomarkers-for-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-the-importance-of-tumor-topography-and-the-challenges-to-cytopathology
#13
REVIEW
Douglas P Clark
The recent emergence of immune checkpoint inhibitors for cancer therapy has created much excitement among cancer patients, drug and diagnostic developers, and health care professionals. This is due largely to the dramatic and sustained responses among some advanced cancers that were previously refractory to therapy. Unfortunately, these responses are difficult to predict, so the goal of the right drug for the right patient at the right time remains elusive. This is in part due to the complexity of the tumor immune microenvironment and its role in drug efficacy...
November 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131323/validity-and-usefulness-of-a-single-item-measure-of-patient-reported-bother-from-side-effects-of-cancer-therapy
#14
Timothy P Pearman, Jennifer L Beaumont, Daniel Mroczek, Mary O'Connor, David Cella
BACKGROUND: The improving efficacy of cancer treatment has resulted in an increasing array of treatment-related symptoms and associated burdens imposed on individuals undergoing aggressive treatment of their disease. Often, clinical trials compare therapies that have different types, and severities, of adverse effects. Whether rated by clinicians or patients themselves, it can be difficult to know which side effect profile is more disruptive or bothersome to patients. A simple summary index of bother can help to adjudicate the variability in adverse effects across treatments being compared with each other...
November 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131319/optimizing-active-surveillance-strategies-to-balance-the-competing-goals-of-early-detection-of-grade-progression-and-minimizing-harm-from-biopsies
#15
Christine L Barnett, Gregory B Auffenberg, Zian Cheng, Fan Yang, Jiachen Wang, John T Wei, David C Miller, James E Montie, Mufaddal Mamawala, Brian T Denton
BACKGROUND: Active surveillance (AS) for prostate cancer includes follow-up with serial prostate biopsies. The optimal biopsy frequency during follow-up has not been determined. The goal of this investigation was to use longitudinal AS biopsy data to assess whether the frequency of biopsy could be reduced without substantially prolonging the time to the detection of disease with a Gleason score ≥ 7. METHODS: With data from 1375 men with low-risk prostate cancer enrolled in AS at Johns Hopkins, a hidden Markov model was developed to estimate the probability of undersampling at diagnosis, the annual probability of grade progression, and the 10-year cumulative probability of reclassification or progression to Gleason score ≥ 7...
November 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131316/efficacy-of-a-community-based-participatory-and-multilevel-intervention-to-enhance-hepatitis-b-virus-screening-and-vaccination-in-underserved-korean-americans
#16
Grace X Ma, Minsun M Lee, Yin Tan, Alexandra L Hanlon, Ziding Feng, Theresa I Shireman, Joanne Rhee, Zhengyu Wei, Frank Wong, Han Seung Koh, Charles Kim, Whitney York
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy of a community-based participatory intervention program in improving hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening and vaccination among Korean Americans who were not previously screened. METHODS: A cluster randomized trial involving 32 Korean church-based community organizations (1834 participants) was conducted. Sixteen churches were randomly assigned to an HBV screening and vaccination multicomponent intervention condition (972 participants) and 16 were assigned to a general cancer education control condition (862 participants)...
November 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131312/gross-total-resection-and-adjuvant-radiotherapy-most-significant-predictors-of-improved-survival-in-patients-with-atypical-meningioma
#17
Nicholas R Rydzewski, Maciej S Lesniak, James P Chandler, John A Kalapurakal, Erqi Pollom, Matthew C Tate, Orin Bloch, Timothy Kruser, Prarthana Dalal, Sean Sachdev
BACKGROUND: Atypical and malignant meningiomas are far less common than benign meningiomas. As aggressive lesions, they are prone to local recurrence and may lead to decreased survival. Although malignant meningiomas typically are treated with maximal surgical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT), to the authors' knowledge the optimal treatment for atypical lesions remains to be defined. There are limited prospective data in this setting. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was queried to investigate cases of histologically confirmed meningiomas diagnosed from 2004 to 2014...
November 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125624/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-clinical-trials-requiring-biopsies-with-biomarker-specific-results-for-enrollment-provide-unique-challenges
#18
Marshall L Spiegel, Jonathan W Goldman, Brian R Wolf, Danielle J Nameth, Tristan R Grogan, Aaron E Lisberg, Deborah J L Wong, Blanca A Ledezma, Melody A Mendenhall, Scott J Genshaft, Antonio J Gutierrez, Fereidoun Abtin, W Dean Wallace, Carlos R Adame, Jordan R McKenzie, Phillip A Abarca, Alice J Li, Jennifer L Strunck, Sina Famenini, James M Carroll, D Andrew Tucker, Lauren M Sauer, Nima M Moghadam, David A Elashoff, Christina D Abaya, Meghan B Brennan, Edward B Garon
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials in lung cancer increasingly require patients to provide fresh tumor tissue as a prerequisite to enrollment. The effects of this requirement on enrollment rates, enrollment durations, and patient selection have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed data generated by patients who consented to 1 or more interventional lung cancer clinical trials at the University of California-Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center between January 2013 and December 2014...
November 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125618/implementation-of-precision-medicine-in-clinical-trials-in-thoracic-oncology-which-are-the-hurdles
#19
EDITORIAL
Giorgio V Scagliotti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125192/long-term-outcomes-among-2-year-survivors-of-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-hodgkin-and-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#20
Regina M Myers, Brian T Hill, Bronwen E Shaw, Soyoung Kim, Heather R Millard, Minoo Battiwalla, Navneet S Majhail, David Buchbinder, Hillard M Lazarus, Bipin N Savani, Mary E D Flowers, Anita D'Souza, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Amelia Langston, Jean A Yared, Robert J Hayashi, Andrew Daly, Richard F Olsson, Yoshihiro Inamoto, Adriana K Malone, Zachariah DeFilipp, Steven P Margossian, Anne B Warwick, Samantha Jaglowski, Amer Beitinjaneh, Henry Fung, Kimberly A Kasow, David I Marks, Jana Reynolds, Keith Stockerl-Goldstein, Baldeep Wirk, William A Wood, Mehdi Hamadani, Prakash Satwani
BACKGROUND: Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (auto-HCT) is a standard therapy for relapsed classic Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL); however, long-term outcomes are not well described. METHODS: This study analyzed survival, nonrelapse mortality, late effects, and subsequent malignant neoplasms (SMNs) in 1617 patients who survived progression-free for ≥2 years after auto-HCT for cHL or DLBCL between 1990 and 2008. The median age at auto-HCT was 40 years; the median follow-up was 10...
November 10, 2017: Cancer
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