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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626491/the-impact-of-a-coordinated-joint-multidisciplinary-breast-cancer-clinic
#1
Jamal Zekri
INTRODUCTION: Timely access to cancer treatment is expected to improve patients' satisfaction and treatment outcome. A joint multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic (JMDBCC) was developed in January 2011 which aimed to accelerate access to breast cancer care. Here, we assess the efficacy of this approach. METHODS: Metric data of access to care in 2010 represent the pre-JMDBCC era while those during the subsequent 5 years (2011-2015 inclusive) represent the post-JMDBCC era...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626490/soft-tissue-sarcomas-in-the-head-and-neck-25-years-of-experience
#2
Juan Francisco Liuzzi, Maribel Da Cunha, Daniuska Salas, Saul Siso, Esteban Garriga
Sarcomas are infrequent and heterogeneous tumours. They represent 1-2% of all malignant neoplasms in adults and between 4% and 10% of head and neck cancers. METHODS: The research was retrospective, descriptive, and cross-sectional. RESULTS: A study population of 62 patients with a mean age of 44 years was obtained; the most frequent location was the soft tissues of the neck (25.3%) and the mean tumour size was 7.1 cm; the most frequent diagnosis was undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (25...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626489/conference-report-on-the-indo-global-summit-on-head-and-neck-oncology-igshno-2017-bmcon-iv-24-26-february-2017-jaipur-india
#3
Tej Prakash Soni, Anil K Gupta, Lalit M Sharma, Pawan Singhal, Dinesh Yadav, Umesh Bansal
'The multidisciplinary approach: expanding treatment horizons for head and neck cancer' was the major theme of the Indo Global Summit on Head and Neck Oncology (IGSHNO 2017-BMCON-IV). The meeting, held in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India) from 24 to 26 February 2017, assembled 600 participants from India and worldwide. It was organised by the Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (BMCHRC), Jaipur. BMCHRC Jaipur is one of the largest superspeciality oncology research and treatment centres in north India...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596805/ataxia-telangiectasia-patients-get-a-rare-chance-to-meet-the-experts-at-a-dedicated-workshop-in-ifom-the-firc-institute-of-molecular-oncology
#4
EDITORIAL
Linda Cairns
Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a genetic syndrome characterized by cerebellar degeneration, telangiectasia, immunodeficiency and cancer predisposition. A-T occurs in between 1 in 40,000 and 1 in 100,000 live births. The first symptoms normally occur in early childhood when the infant begins to walk. Affected children have immunodeficiency and an increased predisposition for cancers. A-T is caused by mutations in the ATM (Ataxia Telangiectasia, Mutated) gene which encodes a protein of the same name.
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596804/bringing-a-humanistic-approach-to-cancer-clinical-trials
#5
REVIEW
Roberto Jun Arai, Elaine Santana Longo, Maria Helena Sponton, Maria Del Pilar Estevez Diz
In this article, we describe some practical aspects that promote the humanisation of clinical research. Actions are not limited to improving the communication skills of medical staff but also include maintenance of care continuity, accessible written information, and application of theoretic models such as shared decision-making and management of stress in decision-making under uncertainty. We believe that a comprehensive strategy will increase patients' motivation to participate in and adhere to clinical research...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596803/volumetric-arc-therapy-for-total-scalp-irradiation-case-report-for-a-recurrent-basal-cell-carcinoma-of-the-scalp
#6
Francisco Lozano, Naipy Perez, Alejandro Iglesias, Xiaodong Xu, Marco A Amendola, Michael Scott, Erich Companioni, Beatriz E Amendola
Total scalp irradiation may be used to treat numerous conditions including squamous and basal cell carcinomas. These conditions are relatively uncommon and patients are frequently treated with palliative intent. In this report, we describe a volumetric arc therapy technique using photon beams for curative intent in an 84 years old patient with recurrent basal cell carcinoma of the scalp. Dose was 50Gy (2Gy per session) to the planning target volume (PTV) followed by a 10 Gy boost to the macroscopic disease on the forehead...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596802/nursing-diagnoses-in-adult-elderly-patients-undergoing-outpatient-antineoplastic-chemotherapy-a-review
#7
REVIEW
Rafael Tavares Jomar, Rebeca Anselmo Furtado Gomes, Dayana Carvalho Leite, Helena Ferraz Gomes, Ellen Marcia Peres, Eugenio Fuentes Perez Junior
OBJECTIVE: To search in the scientific literature for nursing diagnoses identified in adult/elderly patients undergoing antineoplastic chemotherapy in an outpatient setting. METHODS: Review of studies published in Portuguese, English, or Spanish which were searched in five electronic databases in March 2016, using the descriptors nursing process, nursing diagnosis, neoplasms, drug therapy and hospital outpatient clinic. RESULTS: In the four studies selected for review, 40 nursing diagnoses were identified, namely unbalanced nutrition, less than body requirements, risk of deficient fluid volume, diarrhoea, fatigue, impaired home maintenance, deficient knowledge, disturbed body image, interrupted family processes, ineffective sexuality pattern, anxiety, powerlessness, fear, readiness for enhanced religiosity, risk of infection, impaired dentition, risk of impaired skin integrity, acute pain, and nausea...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596801/tobacco-in-post-conflict-settings-the-case-of-iraq
#8
REVIEW
Zainab Hussain, Richard Sullivan
Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the world, claiming six million lives each year. Although smoking prevalence is decreasing in high-income countries, many low- and middle-income countries, particularly fragile and post-conflict nations such as Iraq, are still seeing prevalence rates rising. With the evidence of higher rates of nicotine dependence in conflict and post-conflict areas, the tobacco problem only becomes more difficult for Iraq, which finds itself involved in conflicts lasting years, if not decades...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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