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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577728/socioeconomic-and-gender-disparities-in-anal-cancer-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Karel-Bart Celie, Christopher Jackson, Surbhi Agrawal, Chetan Dodhia, Carlos Guzman, Theodor Kaufman, Nicholas Hellenthal, Daphne Monie, Jose Monzon, Luis Oceguera
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether receipt of radiation in patients with anal carcinoma is related to income level and other demographic factors. METHODS: The SEER database (1988-2011) was queried and linked to the Area Health Resources File (AHRF). We used logistic regression and Kaplan-Meier analyses to correlate receipt of radiation and overall and cancer-specific survival with tumor stage, age, gender, and income. RESULTS: Of 28,028 patients with anal cancer, 14,783 (53%) received radiation...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577727/spleen-preserving-lymphadenectomy-versus-splenectomy-in-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-for-advanced-gastric-cancer
#2
Sang-Yong Son, Dong Joon Shin, Young Suk Park, Aung Myint Oo, Do-Hyun Jung, Chang Min Lee, Sang-Hoon Ahn, Do Joong Park, Hyung-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: To investigate the optimal approach for laparoscopic splenic hilum lymph node dissection in proximal advanced gastric cancer, we compared the operative outcomes between laparoscopic spleen-preserving total gastrectomy (sp-LTG) and laparoscopic total gastrectomy with splenectomy (sr-LTG). METHODS: A retrospective case-cohort study was conducted between February 2006 and December 2012. The operative outcomes, the number of retrieved splenic hilum lymph node, complication, and patients' survivals were analyzed...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577726/updates-in-hepatic-oncology-imaging
#3
REVIEW
Pallavi Pandey, Heather Lewis, Ankur Pandey, Carl Schmidt, Mary Dillhoff, Ihab R Kamel, Timothy M Pawlik
The utilization of advanced imaging modalities play an important role in the detection and differentiation of benign and malignant hepatic lesions. Imaging characteristics of hepatic tumors can sometimes be atypical, often leading to diagnostic challenges. Recent technical improvements in contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have helped to better characterize hepatic lesions. For example, contrast agents used in US can now better delineate liver lesions, while the ability to reliably produce multiplanar and 3-D reconstructions through the use of MDCT provides an additional advantage in the context of therapeutic decision making for patients with hepatic lesions...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577725/postoperative-liver-volume-was-accurately-predicted-by-a-medical-image-three-dimensional-visualization-system-in-hepatectomy-for-liver-cancer
#4
Wei Cai, Yingfang Fan, Haoyu Hu, Nan Xiang, Chihua Fang, Fucang Jia
BACKGROUND: Liver cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death worldwide. The hepatectomy is the most effective and the only potentially curative treatment for patients with resectable neoplasm. Precisely preoperative assessment of remnant liver volume is essential in preventing postoperative liver failure. The aim of our study is to report our experience of using a medical image three dimensional (3D) visualization system (MI-3DVS), which was developed by our team, in assisting hepatectomy for patients with liver cancer...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577724/identification-of-the-resection-severity-index-as-a-significant-independent-prognostic-factor-for-early-mortality-and-observed-survival-5-and-10-years-after-liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Jill Gwiasda, Aron Schulte, Alexander Kaltenborn, Wolf Ramackers, Moritz Kleine, Oliver Beetz, Jürgen Klempnauer, Nikos Emmanouilidis, Harald Schrem
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates predictive factors for observed long-term survival of more than 5 and 10 years for patients after liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma and compares their life expectancy to the normal national population matched for sex, year of birth and age at resection. METHODS: 230 patients after primary liver resection for HCC (01.01.1995-31.12.2004) were analyzed. Multivariable logistic regression models were determined based on Cox regression results and their prognostic capability evaluated with areas under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUROCs)...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577723/postoperative-infections-after-limb-sparing-surgery-for-primary-bone-tumors-of-the-pelvis-incidence-characterization-and-functional-impact
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REVIEW
M Severyns, S Briand, D Waast, S Touchais, A Hamel, F Gouin
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infections (SSI) represent the most common postoperative complication after limb sparing surgery for primary malignant bone tumors, with incidence ranging from 10 to 47%. There is no consensus concerning about the optimal surgical strategy, or the adequate antibiotic prophylaxis in pelvic resections. A greater knowledge of these infections and their surgical trajectories seem essential to obtain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied 45 cases of pelvic resection, including at least the periacetabular zone 2 of Enneking, performed between 1989 and 2013 in the same center...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577722/minimal-impact-of-postmastectomy-radiation-therapy-on-locoregional-recurrence-for-breast-cancer-patients-with-1-to-3-positive-lymph-nodes-in-the-modern-treatment-era
#7
Minoru Miyashita, Hiroshi Tada, Akihiko Suzuki, Gou Watanabe, Hisashi Hirakawa, Masakazu Amari, Yoichiro Kakugawa, Masaaki Kawai, Akihiko Furuta, Kaoru Sato, Ryuichi Yoshida, Akiko Ebata, Hironobu Sasano, Keiichi Jingu, Noriaki Ohuchi, Takanori Ishida
INTRODUCTION: Given modern treatment strategies, controversy remains regarding whether postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) is necessary for breast cancer patients with 1-3 positive axillary lymph nodes (ALN). Our aim was to assess the significance of PMRT in the modern treatment era for these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have conducted the retrospective multicenter study and identified 658 patients with 1-3 positive ALN who were treated with mastectomy and ALN dissection between 1999 and 2012...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577721/sgm-101-an-innovative-near-infrared-dye-antibody-conjugate-that-targets-cea-for-fluorescence-guided-surgery
#8
Marian Gutowski, Bérénice Framery, Martin C Boonstra, Véronique Garambois, François Quenet, Karen Dumas, François Scherninski, Françoise Cailler, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, André Pèlegrin
PURPOSE: Fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS) provides surgeons with new opportunities to improve real-time cancer nodule detection and tumor margin visualization. Currently, the most important challenge in this field is the development of fluorescent dyes that specifically target tumors. We developed, characterized and evaluated SGM-101, an innovative antibody-dye conjugate in which the fluorochrome BM104, which has an absorbance band centered at 700 nm, is coupled to a chimeric monoclonal antibody (mAb) against carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577720/multidisciplinary-management-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-current-approaches
#9
REVIEW
Hanisah Guro, Jin Won Kim, YoungRok Choi, Jai Young Cho, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Ho-Seong Han
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a common primary hepatic tumor. However, its outcomes are usually worse than those of hepatocellular carcinoma owing to its non-specific presentation and detection at an advanced stage. The most widely used serum marker, carbohydrate antigen 19-9, is non-specific. Furthermore, imaging studies rarely identify any pathognomonic features. Surgery is the only treatment option that offers a chance of long-term survival. However, the resectability rate is low owing to the high frequencies of intrahepatic metastases, peritoneal carcinomatosis, or extrahepatic metastases...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577719/personalized-therapy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-molecular-markers-of-prognosis-and-therapeutic-response
#10
REVIEW
Richard A Burkhart, Sean M Ronnekleiv-Kelly, Timothy M Pawlik
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents a growing worldwide health crisis with rising incidence, limited effective therapies and persistently poor prognosis. Five-year survival remains less than 20% despite decades of research. One byproduct of research efforts is the identification of numerous biomarkers of disease. From prognosis to therapeutic response, biomarker identification parallels a deeper molecular understanding of the disease that to date has generated limited gain in clinical outcomes. As one example, the classical prognostic biomarkers of tumor Ki-67 protein expression and TP53 gene mutation have been repeatedly demonstrated to correlate with poor prognosis...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577718/intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-molecular-markers-for-diagnosis-and-prognosis
#11
REVIEW
Amir A Rahnemai-Azar, Allison Weisbrod, Mary Dillhoff, Carl Schmidt, Timothy M Pawlik
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA) is the second most common primary liver tumor with increasing incidence worldwide. The outcome of patients with iCCA is dismal owing to tumor's aggressiveness, late diagnosis and lack of effective treatment options. Detection of the tumor at early stages may make surgical resection, as only potential curative treatment, more feasible. Unfortunately, despite recent developments in imaging modalities and laboratory tests, the diagnosis of iCCA remains challenging and patients often present in advanced stages when surgery cannot be offered...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577717/contemporary-reappraisal-of-the-efficacy-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-resected-retroperitoneal-sarcoma-evidence-from-a-nationwide-clinical-oncology-database-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
REVIEW
Jashodeep Datta, Brett L Ecker, Madalyn G Neuwirth, Rula C Geha, Douglas L Fraker, Robert E Roses, Giorgos C Karakousis
BACKGROUND: While margin-negative resection remains the cornerstone of therapy for retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS), the impact of adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) on overall survival (OS) remains poorly understood. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was queried for patients undergoing curative-intent resection of primary non-metastatic RPS (2004-2013). Multivariable modeling identified factors associated with AC receipt. Cox regression identified covariates associated with OS, and AC and surgery alone (SA) cohorts were matched 1:1 by propensity scores based on these covariates...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317592/long-term-prognostic-value-of-preoperative-anemia-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
REVIEW
M J Wilson, M van Haaren, J J Harlaar, Hee Chul Park, H J Bonjer, J Jeekel, J J Zwaginga, M Schipperus
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term prognostic factor of preoperative anemia in colorectal cancer patients. BACKGROUND: Anemia is frequently observed in colorectal cancer patients, with a case incidence of 30 to 67 percent. Besides an indicator of tumor-induced blood loss and inflammation, anemia in cancer is also suggested to be a cause of inferior outcome, possibly via worsening of tumor hypoxia. As surgery is likely to enhance anemia, the long-term prognostic value of preoperative anemia seems most interesting...
March 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317591/renal-myolipoosteoma-a-distinctive-lesion-in-a-child
#14
REVIEW
Hongbiao Jing, Tailing Li, Shujian Zhai, Yan Xi, Qingda Meng
We describe a distinctive renal tumor, a myolipoosteoma (MLO), in an 11-year-old boy who presented with a 6-month history of slight right flank intermittent pain. A gross examination revealed a well-defined, 5.5 cm mass with bone-like consistency. The lesion histologically featured an admixture of mature adipose tissue, spindle cells, and bony components. No atypia, mitotic activity, or pleomorphisms were observed in the tumor. The spindle cells were smooth muscle actin (SMA) and desmin positive but HMB45 and Melan-A negative, indicating that they were of a muscular nature and differed from that of angiomyolipoma (AML)...
March 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317590/radical-appendectomy-as-an-alternative-to-right-colon-resection-in-patients-with-epithelial-appendiceal-neoplasms
#15
Santiago González-Moreno, Paul H Sugarbaker
OBJECTIVE: Appendectomy is an extremely common surgical procedure usually performed for an inflammatory process within this organ. Upon occasion, the pathology within the appendix is a neoplastic process which requires definitive oncologic management. METHODS: The optimal management strategies for appendiceal neoplasms were reviewed and pertinent literature critically evaluated. The technology for appendectomy for an inflammatory process and an appendectomy for a neoplastic process were compared and contrasted...
March 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317589/log-odds-of-positive-lymph-nodes-as-a-novel-prognostic-indicator-in-nsclc-staging
#16
Dariusz Dziedzic, Rudzinski Piotr, Renata Langfort, Tadeusz Orlowski
OBJECTIVES: The paper aimed to compare the efficacy of log odds (LODDS) compared to a classification based on the distribution of involved lymph nodes (pN) and lymph node ratio (LNR). METHODS: Material was collected retrospectively from an online survey-based database of the Polish Lung Cancer Group and included a group of 17,369 patients who received radical surgical treatment (R0) due to lung cancer. RESULTS: In the whole group the median survival for N0, N1 and N2 was 76...
March 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317588/applicability-of-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-undifferentiated-early-gastric-cancer-mixed-histology-of-poorly-differentiated-adenocarcinoma-and-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-is-a-worse-predictive-factor-of-nodal-metastasis
#17
In Seob Lee, Sol Lee, Young Soo Park, Chung Sik Gong, Jeong Hwan Yook, Byung Sik Kim
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is not considered an appropriate treatment for undifferentiated early gastric cancer (UEGC) due to the higher risk of nodal metastases. We aimed to investigate predictive factors for nodal metastases in UEGCs, determine whether the tumor histology is an independent factor for it, and explore whether ESD is applicable for UEGC. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 1837 patients who underwent curative gastrectomy for poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, signet ring cell carcinoma, and a mixed type of both tumors between 2008 and 2012...
March 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317587/prolonged-pneumoperitoneum-time-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-intravesical-recurrence-after-laparoscopic-radical-nephroureterectomy-in-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
#18
Keisuke Shigeta, Eiji Kikuchi, Masayuki Hagiwara, Toshiyuki Ando, Ryuichi Mizuno, Akira Miyajima, Ken Nakagawa, Mototsugu Oya
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of pneumoperitoneum time on intravesical recurrence (IVR) in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) patients who underwent laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (LRNU). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We identified 129 UTUC patients who underwent LRNU at our three institutions from 2004 to 2014. We evaluated the association of IVR rate and patient clinico-pathological characteristics including operation time. By retrospectively reviewing all videotapes, we defined pneumoperitoneum time as being from the infusion of pressurized CO2 gas with a pressure of 10-12 mmHg to extirpation of the kidney...
March 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317586/strategies-to-improve-local-control-of-resected-pancreas-adenocarcinoma
#19
Paul H Sugarbaker
BACKGROUND: Only approximately one in ten pancreas cancer patients is a candidate for potentially curative resection of this disease. Even this small fraction of patients has a poor prognosis following pancreatico-duodenectomy. The disease has an anatomic location that makes it difficult for the surgeon to maintain adequate margins of resection and prevent tumor spillage at the time of resection. Also, the disease is biologically aggressive and even with a complete visible resection of the disease, micrometastases are likely to remain behind...
March 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317585/meta-analysis-and-cost-effective-analysis-of-portal-superior-mesenteric-vein-resection-during-pancreatoduodenectomy-impact-on-margin-status-and-survival
#20
REVIEW
Richard Bell, Braden Te Ao, Natasha Ironside, Adam Bartlett, John A Windsor, Sanjay Pandanaboyana
INTRODUCTION: The benefit of portal-superior mesenteric vein resection (PSMVR) with pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) remains controversial. This study assesses the impact of PSMVR on resection margin status and survival. METHOD: An electronic search was performed to identify relevant articles. Pooled odds ratios were calculated for outcomes using the fixed or random-effects models for meta-analysis. A decision analytical model was developed for estimating cost effectiveness...
March 2017: Surgical Oncology
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