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Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429457/surgical-treatment-and-outcome-of-early-invasive-adenocarcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-figo-stage-ia1
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Hideaki Yahata, Kenzo Sonoda, Masafumi Yasunaga, Tatsuhiro Ohgami, Yoshiaki Kawano, Eisuke Kaneki, Kaoru Okugawa, Tsunehisa Kaku, Kiyoko Kato
AIM: To investigate the surgical outcome of FIGO stage IA1 cervical adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2011, 12 patients from Kyushu University Hospital had cervical adenocarcinoma, with a tumor depth of less than 3 mm and a horizontal width of less than 7 mm (FIGO stage IA1), diagnosed by cervical conization. All patients underwent simple hysterectomy or simple trachelectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy. RESULTS: The mean patient age was 34 years (range, 26-70 years)...
April 21, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429452/real-world-experience-of-the-feasibility-and-tolerability-of-the-2-1-dosing-schedule-with-sunitinib-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-australia
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Megan Crumbaker, Alexander Guminski, Howard Gurney, Dhanusha Sabanathan, Shirley Wong, Nick Pavlakis
AIM: Sunitinib is a first-line treatment option for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) funded by the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Toxicities are common with the standard schedule leading to alternative dosing schedules to be suggested. We reviewed Australian treatment practices to evaluate the safety and outcomes of patients on a 2 weeks on, 1 week off treatment schedule (2/1). METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 63 patients with mRCC treated with first-line sunitinib on a 2/1 schedule at four Australian centers...
April 21, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429422/retrospective-evaluation-of-premenopausal-hormone-sensitive-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-adjuvant-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-analogue-anatolian-society-of-medical-oncology-asmo-study
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Ayşe Demirci, Necati Alkış, Faysal Dane, Ayşe Durnalı, Ömer Kamil Yazıcı, Rashad Rzayev, Serap Kaya, Doğan Yazılıtaş, Mevlüde İnanç, Melike Özçelik, Tülay Akman, Mehmet Ali Kaplan, Yusuf Günaydın, Arife Ulaş, Özlem Sönmez, Saadet Tokluoğlu, Gamze Gököz Doğu, Öznur Bal, Mahmut Gümüş
AIM: The goal of this study is to evaluate possible factors affecting the survival of patients treated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues. METHODS: Demographic characteristics, treatment modalities, overall survival (OS) and the possible factors affecting the survival a total of 554 premenopausal breast cancer patients in Turkey evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS: The median duration of GnRH analogues use was 22 ± 13.6 (range, 1-87) months...
April 21, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419723/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-alk-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-in-korea
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Sung Hee Lim, Kyung Ah Yoh, Jong Seok Lee, Myung-Ju Ahn, Yu Jung Kim, Se Hyun Kim, Jie Zhang, Dony Patel, Elyse Swallow, Andrew Kageleiry, Philip Galebach, Dongyeol Lee, Karen Stein, Ravi Degun, Keunchil Park
AIM: This study aimed to describe characteristics, treatment patterns and survival among Korean patients diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)+ non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: A retrospective patient chart review was conducted in major cancer centers in Korea in 2014-2015. Participating physicians reviewed patient charts and reported characteristics, treatment patterns, clinician-defined progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of ALK+ locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC patients...
April 16, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374495/genome-wide-expression-profiling-and-bioinformatics-analysis-of-deregulated-genes-in-human-gastric-cancer-tissue-after-gastroscopy
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Yudi Mao, Qihong Zhao, Shi Yin, Xiping Ding, Hua Wang
AIM: The aim of this study was to analyze the gene expression profile and biological processes enriched in gastric cancer. METHODS: We collected five human advanced gastric cancer tissues by gastroscopy and five peritumor normal tissues as controls and examined the gene expression changes by microarray. KEGG Orthology Based Annotation System annotation was used to identify pathways and biological processes regulated by the deregulated genes. Protein-protein interaction network analysis identified protein complex and functional modules...
April 4, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371454/tumor-biology-remains-the-main-determinant-of-prognosis-in-retroperitoneal-sarcomas-a-14-year-single-center-experience
#6
Deanna Wan Jie Ng, Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Claramae Shulyn Chia, Soo Khee Chee, Richard Quek, Mohamad Farid, Melissa Ching Ching Teo
AIM: To review our experience in the management of retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPSs) in a single institution, with a predominantly Asian population, and identify associated prognostic factors for overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS) and local recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All RPSs diagnosed and managed at our center between January 2000 and March 2014 were included. Exclusion criteria included patients whose medical records were untraceable and patients who underwent biopsy but did not undergo resection...
March 30, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371441/comorbidity-physical-and-mental-health-among-cancer-patients-and-survivors-an-australian-population-based-study
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Huah Shin Ng, David Roder, Bogda Koczwara, Agnes Vitry
AIM: To assess the prevalence of comorbidities and measures of physical and mental health among the cancer patients and survivors compared with the general population. METHODS: Data collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics from 2011-2012 National Health Survey were utilized for this cross-sectional study. Comparisons were made between adults aged 25 years and over with history of cancer (n = 2170) and those respondents who did not report having had a cancer (n = 11 592) using logistic regression models...
March 29, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371288/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-after-extra-pleural-pneumonectomy-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-is-feasible-without-fatal-pulmonary-toxicity-and-provides-good-survival
#8
Sameer Jhavar, Jessica Pruszynski, Alan Gowan, Teresa Boyle, Niloyjyoti Deb, Mehul Patel
AIM: To analyze patterns of failure, toxicity, relapse-free survival (RFS), and overall survival (OS) in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy following extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP). METHODS: We reviewed 18 charts of patients with MPM from 2005 to 2014 who underwent EPP followed by hemithoracic intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy dose delivery adhered to published lung dose constraints...
March 29, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371190/toxicity-profile-differences-of-adjuvant-docetaxel-cyclophosphamide-tc-between-asian-and-caucasian-breast-cancer-patients
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L W C Chow, L Biganzoli, A D Leo, K Kuroi, H S Han, J Patel, C S Huang, Y S Lu, L Zhu, C Y C Chow, W T Y Loo, S Glück, M Toi
AIM: For early-stage breast cancer, four cycles of docetaxel and cyclophosphamide (TC) was proven superior to doxorubicin plus cyclophosphamide in the US Oncology 9375 trial. Given primary prophylactic antibiotics, 5% febrile neutropenia was recorded in a population comprising 75.5% Caucasians. Smaller trials and retrospective studies reviewing TC use in Asian patients did not produce similar incidence rates. This study aims to discover the variable hematological toxicities with TC use in Caucasian and Asian patients...
March 28, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304150/additional-chemotherapy-and-salvage-surgery-for-poor-response-to-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancers
#10
Reena Engineer, Vikas Ostwal, Supreeta Arya, Priyamvada Gupta, Supriya Chopra, Prachi Patil, Sudhir Jatal, Avanish Saklani
AIM: A proportion of locally advanced rectal cancer patients who receive neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) are still unresectable. This study was undertaken to assess the outcomes of giving additional chemotherapy to rectal cancer patients with unresectable disease after NACRT. METHODS: Patients with poor response to NACRT where mesorectal fascia was still involved on MRI and R0 resection was doubtful, received additional four cycles of chemotherapy with either CAPOX or FOLFIRINOX regimen, and the response was reevaluated with MRI and reassessed for surgical resection...
March 17, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303657/what-does-it-cost-medicare-to-diagnose-and-treat-men-with-localized-prostate-cancer-in-the-first-year
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Merehau C Mervin, Anthony Lowe, Robert A Gardiner, David P Smith, Joanne Aitken, Suzanne K Chambers, Louisa G Gordon
OBJECTIVE: To estimate costs on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) attributable to the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. METHODS: We used data from a cohort study of 1064 men with localized prostate cancer recruited between 2005 and 2007 by 24 urologists across 10 sites in Queensland, Australia (ProsCan). We estimated the MBS and PBS costs attributable to prostate cancer from the date of initial appointment to 12 months after diagnosis in 2013 Australian dollars using a comparison group without prostate cancer...
March 16, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303646/quality-of-life-on-tsu-68-combination-of-docetaxel-and-tsu-68-an-oral-antiangiogenic-agent-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-previously-treated-with-anthracycline
#12
Byeong Seok Sohn, Sung-Bae Kim, Jin-Hee Ahn, Kyung Hae Jung, Jeongeun Kim, Keun Seok Lee, Jungsil Ro, Seock-Ah Im, Young-Hyuck Im, Hong Suk Song, Hee Sook Park, Hyun-Cheol Chung
AIM: The aim of this study is to investigate whether the addition of TSU-68 would affect on the quality of life (QOL) of Korean metastatic breast cancer patients treated with docetaxel. METHODS: Sixty-three of 78 patients completed the baseline QOL questionnaires and at least one follow-up questionnaire comprising questions from the Korean Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B), hospital anxiety and depression scale (HAD), the shortened form of the profile of mood states (BPOMS), and anticipation and anxiety for treatment scale...
March 16, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299879/how-accurate-are-medical-oncologists-impressions-of-management-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-in-australia
#13
Lewis Au, Natalie Turner, Hui-Li Wong, Kathryn Field, Belinda Lee, David Boadle, Prasad Cooray, Deme Karikios, Suzanne Kosmider, Lara Lipton, Louise Nott, Phillip Parente, Jeanne Tie, Ben Tran, Rachel Wong, Desmond Yip, Jeremy Shapiro, Peter Gibbs
AIM: Current efforts to understand patient management in clinical practice are largely based on clinician surveys with uncertain reliability. The TRACC (Treatment of Recurrent and Advanced Colorectal Cancer) database is a multisite registry collecting comprehensive treatment and outcome data on consecutive metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients at multiple sites across Australia. This study aims to determine the accuracy of oncologists' impressions of real-word practice by comparing clinicians' estimates to data captured by TRACC...
March 16, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296233/sustained-response-to-standard-dose-osimertinib-in-a-patient-with-plasma-t790m-positive-leptomeningeal-metastases-from-primary-lung-adenocarcinoma
#14
Oscar Siu-Hong Chan, Warren Kam-Wing Leung, Rebecca Mei-Wan Yeung
A 44-year-old male, never smoker, suffers from stage IV adenocarcinoma of the right lung with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon-21 L858R point mutation on initial presentation. After 23 months of treatment with gefitinib, intercalated with multiple courses of radiotherapy, leptomeningeal metastases (LMs) developed. Acquired T790M mutation was confirmed by the droplet digital polymerase chain reaction plasma EGFR test. After switching to osimertinib at the standard dose, his neurocognitive function improved clinically, coupled with sustained radiological improvement...
March 15, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296250/different-genetic-alteration-of-a20-in-a-s%C3%A3-zary-syndrome-case-with-v%C3%AE-2-j%C3%AE-22-t-cell-clone
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Lingling Zhou, Haitao Zheng, Xin Huang, Lihua Zhu, Suijing Wu, Chengwu Zeng, Lijian Yang, Shaohua Chen, Gengxin Luo, Xin Du, Yangqiu Li
BACKGROUND: The comprehensive genetic alterations underlying the pathogenesis of Sézary syndrome (SS) remains largely unknown. Previous studies showed that alterations of tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein 3 gene (TNFAIP3; A20) are frequent in SS. In this study, we characterized the mutation and polymorphisms of A20 in a case with SS and compared with the genetic feature of A20 in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). METHODS: Using a novel approach based on the combination of fine-tiling array comparative genomic hybridization ( and ligation-mediated polymerase chain reaction (LM-PCR) to identify SS clone, the polymorphisms in the A20 gene (promoter, exons 2-9 [coding region] and 3'UTR) were detected by PCR and sequencing...
March 14, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294576/end-of-life-care-where-do-cancer-patients-want-to-die-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Jonas Nilsson, Carl Blomberg, Georg Holgersson, Tobias Carlsson, Michael Bergqvist, Stefan Bergström
The importance to die at preferred death place is substantial among terminally ill cancer patients. Previously, several studies have investigated this issue, but no systematic review has been made for many years. This systematic review was made in order to investigate preferred death place among cancer patients. A systematic search was made in PubMed library and a total of 399 articles were found, of which 23 were eligible and included in the review. Preference of home death averaged by 59.9% (39.7-100%) across all studies...
March 13, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276170/pre-treatment-serum-lactate-dehydrogenase-as-a-biomarker-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Amy Hsin-Chieh Hsieh, Harminder Tahkar, Bogda Koczwara, Ganessan Kichenadasse, Kerri Beckmann, Christos Karapetis, Shawgi Sukumaran
BACKGROUND: Small cell lung cancer is a rapidly progressive disease with high fatality. No sensitive and specific biomarker to assist in managing this disease exists currently. AIM: Role of pretreatment serum lactate dehydrogenase as a biomarker in small cell lung cancer. METHODS: A hospital-based cancer registry was used to identify eligible patients from 1999 to 2009. Demographic data, lactate dehydrogenase level and clinical outcome of patients were collected for analysis...
March 8, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276163/efficacy-of-icotinib-in-lung-squamous-cell-cancer-a-real-world-experience-from-single-institution
#18
Jianping Xu, Xiaoyan Liu, Sheng Yang, Xiangru Zhang, Yuankai Shi
AIM: Squamous cell carcinoma is a less common type of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) which associates with a poor clinical prognosis and lacks specific therapy. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of icotinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor that has proven to be effective in EGFR-mutated NSCLC, in patients with lung squamous-cell cancer. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was conducted in patients who had advanced lung squamous-cell cancer confirmed by cytology or histology...
March 8, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198155/sunrise-in-melanoma-management-time-to-focus-on-melanoma-burden-in-asia
#19
John Wen-Cheng Chang, Jun Guo, Chia-Yen Hung, Si Lu, Sang Joon Shin, Richard Quek, Anthony Ying, Gwo Fuang Ho, Huu Sau Nguyen, Boman Dhabhar, Virote Sriuranpong, Maria Luisa Tiambeng, Nugroho Prayogo, Naoya Yamazaki
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February 15, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181415/a-phase-ii-trial-of-concurrent-chemotherapy-with-intravenous-cisplatin-and-vinorelbine-and-radiotherapy-followed-by-consolidation-chemotherapy-with-oral-vinorelbine-in-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-the-concave-study
#20
Brett Gm Hughes, Elizabeth Ahern, Margot Lehman, Gary Pratt, Margaret Dauth, Wendy Pritchard, Leesa Wockner, Keith Horwood
AIM: Despite recent advances, outcomes for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) remain poor. We evaluated the combination of ciplatin/vinorelbine and concurrent thoracic radiotherapy followed by consolidation oral vinorelbine in this phase II study. METHODS: Eligible patients with unresectable stage III NSCLC received cisplatin intravenous (IV) 40 mg/m(2) and vinorelbine IV 20 mg/m(2) on days 1, 8, 22 and 29 concurrent with thoracic radiotherapy of 60 Gy in 30 fractions...
February 9, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
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