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European Journal of Surgical Oncology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431896/pressurized-intraperitoneal-aerosol-chemotherapy-%C3%A2-practical-aspects
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M Hübner, F Grass, H Teixeira-Farinha, B Pache, P Mathevet, N Demartines
INTRODUCTION: Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) has been introduced as novel treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis. Only proper patient selection, stringent safety protocol and careful surgery allow for a secure procedure. We hereby report the essentials for safe implementation. METHODS: All consecutive procedures within 20 months after PIPAC implementation were analyzed with regards to practical and surgical aspects. Special emphasis was laid on modifications of technique and safety measures during the implementation process with systematic use of a dedicated checklist...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427822/reassessment-of-the-clinical-significance-of-portal-superior-mesenteric-vein-invasion-in-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
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S Hoshimoto, S Hishinuma, H Shirakawa, M Tomikawa, I Ozawa, S Wakamatsu, S Hoshi, N Hoshi, K Hirabayashi, Y Ogata
OBJECTIVE: The principal objective of this study is to clarify the prognostic significance of borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (BRPC). The second objective is to evaluate the prognostic impact of the depth of pathological venous invasion. METHODS: The study included 122 pancreatic cancer patients who underwent curative surgery. All computed tomography scans of the patients were retrospectively interpreted and classified according to the NCCN guidelines, version 1...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433494/patterns-of-care-and-clinical-outcomes-in-primary-oesophageal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumours-gist-a-retrospective-study-of-the-french-sarcoma-group-fsg
#3
F Duffaud, P Meeus, F Bertucci, J-B Delhorme, E Stoeckle, N Isambert, E Bompas, J Gagniere, O Bouché, M Toulmonde, S Salas, J-Y Blay, S Bonvalot
BACKGROUND: Oesophageal GIST (ESOGIST) are very rare tumours requiring special consideration regarding diagnosis, surgical management, and perioperative treatment. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted across 9 centres in the French Sarcoma Group (FSG) to characterize all patients in the years 2000-2014. RESULTS: Seventeen patients (pts) with primary localized ESOGIST were identified, with median age 69 years (36-81) and 11 females...
April 1, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389044/fdg-pet-predicts-treatment-efficacy-and-surgical-outcome-of-pre-operative-chemoradiation-therapy-for-resectable-and-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
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H Akita, H Takahashi, H Ohigashi, A Tomokuni, S Kobayashi, K Sugimura, N Miyoshi, J-H Moon, M Yasui, T Omori, H Miyata, M Ohue, Y Fujiwara, M Yano, O Ishikawa, M Sakon
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) for resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer is important for predicting outcomes after radical surgery, but few clinical indicators predict outcome before resection. This study examined the utility of FDG-PET in predicting the efficacy of NACRT and outcome after radical surgery. METHODS: Eighty-three pancreatic cancer patients who underwent FDG-PET before and after NACRT and had positive standard uptake values (SUVs) before NACRT were enrolled in this study...
March 31, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433495/lymph-node-ratio-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-gastric-cancer-patients-following-d1-resection-comparison-with-the-current-tnm-staging-system
#5
K Bouliaris, G Rachiotis, A Diamantis, G Christodoulidis, E Polychronopoulou, K Tepetes
INTRODUCTION: Nodal ratio (NR) has been demonstrated to be an independent prognostic factor in patients with gastric cancer. We evaluated the prognostic role of NR comparing it with the current TNM (2010) classification in gastric cancer patients treated with curative (R0) D1 resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 110 patients who underwent R0 resection for gastric cancer at University Hospital of Larissa between 2002 and 2011. All patients had a D1 lymphadenectomy plus the nodes along the left gastric artery...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390738/immediate-lipofilling-in-breast-conserving-surgery
#6
L R Khan, C R Raine, J M Dixon
BACKGROUND: The aim of breast conserving surgery (BCS) is to excise the cancer with clear margins whilst at the same time leaving a good or excellent cosmetic result. A significant percentage of women, who have large cancers or have limited breast volumes, achieve poor cosmetic outcomes. BCS with immediate volume replacement using lipofilling or autologous fat transfer is a new technique. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cosmetic outcomes of a pilot study of patients having BCS and immediate lipofilling performed in The Edinburgh Breast Unit...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389045/the-harmful-impact-of-the-rhetoric-war-on-cancer
#7
EDITORIAL
S Kruijff, C Van Zweden
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377076/microwave-thermosphere%C3%A2-ablation-in-the-multimodal-management-of-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastasis
#8
LETTER
T Piardi, M Chetboun, D Sommacale, R Kianmanesh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377077/-to-clip-or-not-to-clip-that-is-no-question
#9
EDITORIAL
M C Aznar, I Meattini, P Poortmans, P Steyerova, L Wyld
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363512/diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
#10
F De Felice, A L Magnante, D Musio, M Ciolina, C N De Cecco, M Rengo, A Laghi, V Tombolini
PURPOSE: To analyze diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) for treatment response assessment in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with histologically proven rectal adenocarcinoma, stage II-III disease, were enrolled and underwent surgery following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT). All patients were referred for a DW-MRI protocol on a 3 Tesla MR-system, consisting of axial T2-weighted and DWI sequences prior (I), during (II) and after (III) nCRT...
March 23, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365129/long-term-results-of-treatment-of-advanced-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-dfsp-with-imatinib-mesylate-the-impact-of-fibrosarcomatous-transformation
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P Rutkowski, A Klimczak, I Ługowska, B Jagielska, M Wągrodzki, M Dębiec-Rychter, B Pieńkowska-Grela, T Świtaj
BACKGROUND: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is rare, infiltrating dermal neoplasm, characterized by indolent growth and low probability of metastases. The first effective systemic therapy in DFSP introduced into clinical practice was imatinib, demonstrating high activity in advanced cases. The aim of the study was to perform an analysis of patients with advanced DFSP treated with imatinib, with or without surgery, in routine clinical practice with long-term follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed the data of 31 Caucasian patients (14 male, 17 female; median age 56 years) with locally advanced/initially inoperable and/or metastatic DFSP who started therapy with imatinib at initial dose 800 mg daily between 12/2004 and 07/2014...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347525/tumor-regression-grade-and-survival-after-neoadjuvant-treatment-in-gastro-esophageal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-17-published-studies
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REVIEW
G Tomasello, F Petrelli, M Ghidini, E Pezzica, R Passalacqua, F Steccanella, L Turati, G Sgroi, S Barni
INTRODUCTION: Major pathologic regression after neoadjuvant therapy is a strong and favorable prognostic factor in several types of cancer (breast, rectal and bladder). This information is less clear and has yet to be systematically evaluated in upper gastrointestinal tumors. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the prognostic impact of tumor regression after preoperative therapy on disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in gastro-esophageal cancer patients. METHODS: we searched for relevant articles in PubMed, SCOPUS, Web of Science, CINAHL, LILACS, Ovid, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar and Embase up to June 2, 2016...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385370/thyroid-cancer-surgery-guidelines-in-an-era-of-de-escalation
#13
REVIEW
K J Kovatch, C W Hoban, A G Shuman
Well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma has seen a tremendous rise in global incidence over the past three decades, largely owing to widespread screening and identification of small, incidentally detected tumors. With this increased incidence has emerged a movement questioning whether all cases of thyroid cancer merit a treatment approach focused on oncologic completeness. Such trends towards thoughtful, evidence-based treatment de-escalation paradigms reflect better risk stratification of thyroid cancers, and recognition that not all detected disease poses a threat to health or survival...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365130/predictors-of-growth-kinetics-and-outcomes-in-small-renal-masses-srm-%C3%A2-4%C3%A2-cm-in-size-tayside-active-surveillance-cohort-tasc-study
#14
C Paterson, C Yew-Fung, C Sweeney, M Szewczyk-Bieda, S Lang, G Nabi
OBJECTIVE: To determine outcomes of small renal masses (≤4 cm) on active surveillance and explore factors which can influence their growth. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred twenty six patients between January 2007 and December 2014 were analysed using cross-linked methodology of healthcare data and independent review. Cancer specific and non-specific survival were the primary outcomes. Growth kinetics, factors influencing growth and need for interventions were secondary outcomes...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343733/low-risk-papillary-microcarcinoma-of-the-thyroid-a-review-of-active-surveillance-trials
#15
REVIEW
Y Ito, A Miyauchi, H Oda
Papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) of the thyroid is defined as papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) measuring ≤1 cm. Many autopsy studies on subjects who died of non-thyroidal diseases reported latent small thyroid carcinoma in up to 5.2% of the subjects. A mass screening study for thyroid cancer in Japanese adult women detected small thyroid cancer in 3.5% of the examinees. This incidence was close to the incidence of latent thyroid cancer and more than 1000 times the prevalence of clinical thyroid cancer in Japanese women reported at that time...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343732/ethical-issues-in-non-intervention-trials-for-thyroid-cancer
#16
P Angelos, D M Hartl, J P Shah, I J Nixon, R P Owen, A Rinaldo, J P Rodrigo, A R Shaha, C E Silver, C Suárez, A Ferlito
In recent years, the increasing numbers of small, apparently indolent thyroid cancers diagnosed in the world have encouraged investigators to consider non-intervention as an alternative to surgical management. In the following pages, the prospect of a non-intervention trial for thyroid cancer is considered with attention to the ethical issues that such a trial might raise. Such a non-intervention trial is analyzed relative to 7 ethical considerations: the social or scientific value of the research, the scientific validity of the trial, the necessity of fair selection of participants, a favorable risk-benefit ratio for trial participants, independent review of the trial, informed consent, and allowing the study participants to withdraw from the trial...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342688/in-hospital-mortality-30-day-readmission-and-length-of-hospital-stay-after-surgery-for-primary-colorectal-cancer-a-national-population-based-study
#17
S Pucciarelli, M Zorzi, N Gennaro, G Gagliardi, A Restivo, M Saugo, A Barina, M Rugge, M Zuin, I Maretto, D Nitti
INTRODUCTION: The simultaneous assessment of multiple indicators for quality of care is essential for comparisons of performance between hospitals and health care systems. The aim of this study was to assess the rates of in-hospital mortality and 30-day readmission and length of hospital stay (LOS) in patients who underwent surgical procedures for colorectal cancer between 2005 and 2014 in Italy. METHODS: All patients in the National Italian Hospital Discharge Dataset who underwent a surgical procedure for colorectal cancer during the study period were included...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351504/changes-in-nationwide-use-of-preoperative-radiotherapy-for-rectal-cancer-after-revision-of-the-national-colorectal-cancer-guideline
#18
L Gietelink, M W J M Wouters, C A M Marijnen, J van Groningen, N van Leersum, R G H Beets-Tan, R A E M Tollenaar, P J Tanis
BACKGROUND: The rate of preoperative radiotherapy (RT) for rectal cancer in the Netherlands has been the highest among European countries. Revision of the national guideline on colorectal cancer, officially published in 2014, specifically focussed on the indication for RT and MRI criteria to evaluate mesorectal lymph nodes. The objective of this study was to evaluate implementation of the revised guideline using a national audit. METHODS: Data of the Dutch Surgical Colorectal Audit (DSCA) between 2009 and 2014 were used to evaluate RT use and RT regimen for relevant subgroups of cM0 rectal cancer patients, as well as accuracy of pre-operative MRI...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330822/long-term-survival-of-patients-aged-80-years-or-older-treated-with-radical-prostatectomy-for-prostate-cancer
#19
P Dell'Oglio, E Zaffuto, K Boehm, V Trudeau, A Larcher, Z Tian, M Moschini, S F Shariat, M Graefen, F Saad, U Capitanio, A Briganti, F Montorsi, P I Karakiewicz
BACKGROUND: Radical prostatectomy (RP) is the gold standard for clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa) patients with life expectancy (LE) of at least 10 years. We examined long-term survival of men aged 80 years or older treated with RP and we attempted to identify criteria based on age and comorbidities that could predict survival of at least 10 years after RP, to identify those that might be considered for RP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare-linked database, we identified 234 octo- and nonagenarians with clinical T1, T2 or T3 PCa treated with RP between 1991 and 2009...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336186/variation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-care-in-the-netherlands-a-retrospective-cohort-evaluation-of-incidence-treatment-and-outcome
#20
M de Ridder, A J M Balm, R J Baatenburg de Jong, C H J Terhaard, R P Takes, M Slingerland, E Dik, R J E Sedee, J G A M de Visscher, H Bouman, S M Willems, M W Wouters, L E Smeele, B A C van Dijk
BACKGROUND: To explore variation in numbers and treatment between hospitals that treat head and neck cancer (HNC) in the Netherlands. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patient, tumor and treatment characteristics were collected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry, while histopathological features were obtained by linkage to the national pathology record register PALGA. Inter-hospital variation in volume, stage, treatment, pathologically confirmed loco-regional recurrence and overall survival rate was evaluated by tumor site...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
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