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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491135/highlights-from-the-15th-st-gallen-international-breast-cancer-conference-15-18-march-2017-vienna-tailored-treatments-for-patients-with-early-breast-cancer
#1
Consuelo Morigi
The 15th St Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference was held in Vienna for the second time, from 15th-18th March 2017. 4000 people from 105 countries all over the world were invited to take part in the event. The real highlight of the conference was the last day with the International Consensus Session which was chaired by around 50 experts on breast cancer worldwide. With reference to data from scientific research, the consensus panel tried to offer guidelines for the management of breast cancer with the aim of providing patients with optimal treatment...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487753/the-wales-cancer-research-centre-improving-cancer-care-together
#2
EDITORIAL
John D Chester, Jodie R Bond, Elisabeth A Batt
The Wales Cancer Research Centre (WCRC), funded by the Welsh Government, through Health and Care Research Wales, is our latest weapon in the ongoing war against cancer. It is Wales' contribution to a global effort to reverse the increasing trend in numbers of newly diagnosed cancers. With the increasing need for new and better cancer treatments, more research is needed, and the WCRC hopes to fulfill some of this demand. WCRC is particularly concerned with the problems of cancer patients in Wales, but also aims to help cancer patients beyond Wales by performing cancer research of world class quality...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487752/brachytherapy-and-anterior-segment-imaging-in-iris-melanoma
#3
Jin Soo Andy Song, Adam A Dmytriw, Hesham Lakosha
A 40-year-old male presented to the ophthalmology clinic with a darkly pigmented infratemporal lesion in his right eye. The corrected visual acuity in both eyes was 6/6 and both pupils were equal and reactive. Slit lamp biomicroscopy showed a well-demarcated and heavily pigmented lesion in the peripheral iris between 6 and 8 o'clock. Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) revealed a solid mass deriving from the iris stroma without ciliary body involvement, helping to classify the uveal melanoma and establishing the diagnosis of iris melanoma...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487751/unusual-tumour-ablations-report-of-difficult-and-interesting-cases
#4
Giovanni Mauri, Luca Nicosia, Gianluca Maria Varano, Paul Shyn, Sergio Sartori, Paola Tombesi, Francesca Di Vece, Franco Orsi, Luigi Solbiati
Image-guided ablations are nowadays applied in the treatment of a wide group of diseases and in different organs and regions, and every day interventional radiologists have to face more difficult and unusual cases of tumour ablation. In the present case review, we report four difficult and unusual cases, reporting some tips and tricks for a successful image-guided treatment.
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487750/penile-melanoma-a-20-year-analysis-of-six-patients-at-the-national-cancer-institute-of-peru-lima
#5
Andres Guevara Jabiles, Edilberto Yabar Del Mar, Gilmer Arcenio Diaz Perez, Fernando Quiroa Vera, Luis Meza Montoya, Carlos Manuel Morante Deza
Melanoma of the urogenital tract is extremely rare, accounting for less than 0.1% of melanoma cases. The global literature currently describes only 220 cases of penile melanoma, most commonly located on the glans penis. RESULTS: Penile melanoma accounts for 0.7% of penile cancers and 0.18% of melanoma cases. The average patient age for the six cases we reviewed was 44.5 years. Three of these cases (50%) involved ulceration, one case (16.7%) involved lymphovascular invasion, and three cases (50%) involved mitosis ≥ 1 mm(2) (0...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487749/highlights-from-the-first-ecancer-liga-colombiana-contra-el-cancer-conference-17-18-november-2016-bogota-colombia
#6
Carlos Castro
The first oncology conference organised by ecancer and the Liga Colombiana contra el Cancer took place on 17-18 November 2016 in Bogota. It was a highly successful event owing to the number of participants, the quality of the speakers, and the academic programme. Around 48 professors from 8 different countries came and shared their knowledge and experience of cancer management. They also talked about the most recent developments noted or achieved in this area. The keynote speech from Dr Nubia Muñoz was of great interest which was related to the safety of a HPV vaccine and the implications of a mass vaccination programme in developing countries...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386300/your-next-clinical-cancer-research-project-preparation-in-a-multidisciplinary-environment-is-key
#7
EDITORIAL
Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Cecilia Bosco
For clinical cancer research to have an impact, careful planning in a multidisciplinary translational setting is required. Once your multidisciplinary research team is established, the first step is to define an answerable research question, followed by planning the study design and identifying the study population-allowing for appropriate statistical analyses of high-quality data, whether patient or lab-based. Finally, interpretation of the results also requires multidisciplinary discussions and academic writing in a clear and concise way...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386299/highlights-from-the-ecancer-future-horizons-in-lung-cancer-conference-1-2-september-2016-focusing-on-the-future-of-treatment-for-nsclc-and-sclc
#8
Kayleigh Bassiri, Linda Cairns, Gordon McVie, Michael Seckl
The 'Future Horizons in Lung Cancer' meeting was designed to bring leading scientists together alongside clinicians to discuss the most recent advances in lung cancer pathophysiology and treatment. The aim was to take those attending the event on a journey through decades of lung cancer research and understanding, with topics spanning from screening and surgical care to "omics" approaches for drug target and biomarker discovery. There were also several talks describing the role of radiotherapy in lung cancer and advancements in imaging techniques, aiding surgeons in their attempts to resect early lesions...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386298/highlights-from-the-36th-european-society-of-surgical-oncology-congress-esso-36-14-16-september-2016-kracow-poland-optimising-european-cancer-surgery
#9
Danuta Lichosik
The ESSO Congress is the event for all surgeons with an interest in surgical oncology. The congress is a gathering for the surgical oncology community from all around the world to meet and gain an insight into state-of-the-art technology, latest healthcare services, and solutions within their field. The ESSO 36 congress gathered over 750 participants from 58 countries. With over 100 speakers, the scientific programme featured 18 scientific symposia including a joint symposium with the American Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), 6 multidisciplinary sessions including joint sessions with CIRSE (Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe) and JCOG (Japanese Clinical Oncology Group), 8 meet-the-expert sessions, 5 debates, 13 proffered paper sessions, and 2 video sessions...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386297/low-value-practices-in-oncology-contributing-to-financial-toxicity
#10
Bishal Gyawali
Financial toxicity of cancer treatment is now a well-recognised problem in cancer medicine leading to patient bankruptcy and even poor survival, including in high-income countries and countries with public health care systems. Many oncologists, despite acknowledging the severity of financial toxicity as a problem, resign the responsibility of reducing the costs of cancer treatment to the government, industry, and oncology societies. However, an oncologist can play an important role in reducing the costs of cancer treatment because all cancer treatment decisions are made between the oncologist and the patient...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386296/high-risk-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour-gist-and-synovial-sarcoma-display-similar-angiogenic-profiles-a-nude-mice-xenograft-study
#11
Francisco Giner, Isidro Machado, Jose Antonio Lopez-Guerrero, Empar Mayordomo-Aranda, Antonio Llombart-Bosch
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is the most common primary mesenchymal tumour of the gastrointestinal tract. Spindle cell monophasic synovial sarcoma (SS) can be morphologically similar. Angiogenesis is a major factor for tumour growth and metastasis. Our aim was to compare the angiogenic expression profiles of high-risk GIST and spindle cell monophasic SS by histological, immunohistochemical and molecular characterisation of the neovascularisation established between xenotransplanted tumours and the host during the initial phases of growth in nude mice...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386295/highlights-from-the-58th-meeting-of-the-american-society-of-haematology-1-6-december-2016-san-diego-usa
#12
Luca Mazzarella
The recent 58th Annual American Society of Haematology (ASH) meeting held in San Diego shed light on the usual mixture of groundbreaking basic and translational science and the recent practice-changing clinical trials. Recurrent themes this year were the use of recent next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques to perfect prognostic stratification and disease monitoring. Newer prospects on the role of metabolism in normal and malignant haemopoiesis and mature data on long-awaited trials on immunotherapy and CAR-T cells in lymphoid neoplasms were also discussed...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386294/pre-operative-axillary-staging-should-core-biopsy-be-preferred-to-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology
#13
Raghavan Vidya, Fahad Mujtaba Iqbal, Bernadette Bickley
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology and core needle biopsy (CNB) of axillary lymph nodes pre-operatively in newly diagnosed operable primary breast cancer. METHODS: An observational study for all patients who underwent pre-operative FNA cytology or CNB during September 2013-August 2014 was conducted at our institution (County Hospital, Stafford, UK). The accuracy of pre-operative axillary staging was compared to the post-operative histology...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275394/the-potential-consequences-for-cancer-care-and-cancer-research-of-brexit
#14
EDITORIAL
Peter Selby, Mark Lawler, Richard Baird, Ian Banks, Patrick Johnston, Paul Nurse
Following the UK "Brexit" vote in June 2016, there are many uncertainties and risks for cancer research and cancer care in the UK. These are summarised and the importance of sustained engagement and influence from the cancer community on UK governments is emphasised.
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275393/psychological-impact-of-fertility-preservation-techniques-in-women-with-gynaecological-cancer
#15
EDITORIAL
Antonio Simone Laganà, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Alessio Platania, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale
Gynaecological cancer is a very stressful experience for women and treatments can compromise fertility and reproductive capacity. Fertility preservation techniques in women with gynaecological cancer can play an important role in improving the quality of life of these patients but, in many cases, the information about this type of treatment is not adequate. It is important to further investigate this topic in order to reduce the impact of gynaecological cancer on the quality of life of survivors as much as possible...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275392/clinical-response-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-treated-with-metronomic-chemotherapy
#16
Herman Andrés Perroud, O Graciela Scharovsky, Viviana Rosa Rozados, Carlos María Alasino
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the leading cause of death from gynaecological cancer. It is extremely hard to diagnose in the early stages and around 70% of patients present with advanced disease. Metronomic chemotherapy (MCT) is described as the chronic administration of, generally low, equally spaced, doses of chemotherapeutic drugs with therapeutic efficacy and low toxicity. This is an effective and low-cost way to treat several types of tumours, including ovarian cancer. Here, we present six cases of advanced ovarian cancer treated with MCT with low doses of cyclophosphamide, which showed clinical response and stable disease...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275391/perceived-utility-of-an-integrated-psychological-intervention-for-gynaecological-cancer-patients-admitted-for-surgery-preliminary-data
#17
Paola Arnaboldi, Serena Oliveri, Valeria Vadilonga, Luigi Santoro, Angelo Maggioni, Gabriella Pravettoni
OBJECTIVE: To investigate patients' satisfaction and perceived utility for psychological consultations delivered by clinical psychologists in a sample of gynaecological cancer patients hospitalised for surgery. METHODS: A total of 51 gynaecological cancer patients who scored higher than four on the distress thermometer (DT) were proposed and received a psychological consultation during hospitalisation for surgery. After six months from discharge, patients were asked, during a telephone interview, to rate their level of distress post-treatment, their perceived satisfaction, and usefulness of the psychological intervention received...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275390/dual-role-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-cancer
#18
REVIEW
T G Shrihari
Inflammation is the body's response to noxious stimuli such as infectious, physiological or chemical agents, it releases various inflammatory mediators via immune cells such as neutrophils, macrophages, and lymphocytes. These inflammatory mediators are growth factors, chemokines, and cytokines. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitrogen species (RNS) activate transcriptional factors (NF-KB, STAT-3) and bring about cellular proliferation, genomic instability, angiogenesis, resistance to apoptosis, invasion, and metastasis...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275389/cd19-cd56-myeloma-arising-in-a-patient-who-failed-two-courses-of-immunosupressive-therapy-for-aplastic-anaemia
#19
Nigel P Murray, M Amparo Ruiz, G Maximiliano Miranda
Patients diagnosed with severe aplastic anaemia and without a compatible bone marrow transplant donor are treated with immunosuppressive therapy. These patients are found with time to develop a clonal disease such as myelodysplasia or paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria. However, the development of plasma cell dyscrasias is rare. We report the case here of a patient treated with immunosuppressive therapy who went on to develop myeloma 11 months after being diagnosed with severe aplastic anaemia. We include here a review of the literature...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275388/highlights-of-the-twelfth-annual-meeting-of-the-national-cancer-research-institute-ncri-6-9-november-2016-liverpool-uk
#20
Linda Cairns, Audrey Nailor, Lisa Whittaker
The annual meeting of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), held in Liverpool, UK, is a multidisciplinary conference. The meeting generally outlines research trends for the coming year and is aimed at cancer professionals at every level. The most important themes discussed for this conference was that of cancer stem cells. Alongside once again prominence was given to topics of cancer evolution and the role of social prevention programmes like previous years.
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
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