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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210747/extent-of-field-change-in-colorectal-cancers-with-braf-mutation
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Aaron Poh, Heidi Sian Ying Chang, Kok Yang Tan, Xin Xiu Sam, Avery Khoo, Shoa Nian Choo, Min En Nga, Wei Keat Wan
INTRODUCTION: Sporadic colorectal cancers with BRAF mutations constitute two distinct subgroups of colorectal cancers. Recent studies have linked the presence of the BRAF mutation to a familial inheritance pattern. This was a proof-of-concept study that aimed to examine: (a) the extent of field change in sporadic colorectal cancers with BRAF mutation; and (b) the extent of resection margins required and the pattern of DNA mismatch repair protein loss in these tumours. METHODS: Eight microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) tumours with positive BRAF mutation from an existing histopathological database were selected for BRAF mutation and mismatch repair protein analysis...
February 17, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194526/long-term-outcomes-after-treatment-for-t1-colorectal-carcinoma-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study-of-hiroshima-gi-endoscopy-research-group
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Yuzuru Tamaru, Shiro Oka, Shinji Tanaka, Shinji Nagata, Yuko Hiraga, Toshio Kuwai, Akira Furudoi, Tadamasa Tamura, Masaki Kunihiro, Hideharu Okanobu, Koichi Nakadoi, Hiroyuki Kanao, Makoto Higashiyama, Koji Arihiro, Kazuya Kuraoka, Fumio Shimamoto, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUND: We aimed to clarify the long-term outcomes of patients with T1 colorectal carcinoma (CRC) after endoscopic resection (ER) and surgical resection. METHODS: We examined T1 CRC patients treated during 1992-2008 and who had ≥5 years of follow-up. Patients who did not meet the curative criteria after ER according to the Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum (JSCCR) guidelines were defined as "non-endoscopically curable" and classified into three groups: ER alone (Group A: 121 patients), additional surgery after ER (Group B: 238 patients), and surgical resection alone (Group C: 342 patients)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193194/the-objective-physical-activity-and-cardiovascular-disease-health-in-older-women-opach-study
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Andrea Z LaCroix, Eileen Rillamas-Sun, David Buchner, Kelly R Evenson, Chongzhi Di, I-Min Lee, Steve Marshall, Michael J LaMonte, Julie Hunt, Lesley Fels Tinker, Marcia Stefanick, Cora E Lewis, John Bellettiere, Amy H Herring
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence exists to inform physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior guidelines for older people, especially women. Rigorous evidence on the amounts, intensities, and movement patterns associated with better health in later life is needed. METHODS/DESIGN: The Objective PA and Cardiovascular Health (OPACH) Study is an ancillary study to the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Program that examines associations of accelerometer-assessed PA and sedentary behavior with cardiovascular and fall events...
February 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188188/locally-advanced-colon-cancer-evaluation-of-current-clinical-practice-and-treatment-outcomes-at-the-population-level
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Charlotte E L Klaver, Lieke Gietelink, Willem A Bemelman, Michel W J M Wouters, Theo Wiggers, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Pieter J Tanis
Background: The goal of this study was to evaluate current clinical practice and treatment outcomes regarding locally advanced colon cancer (LACC) at the population level. Methods: Data were used from the Dutch Surgical Colorectal Audit from 2009 to 2014. A total of 34,527 patients underwent resection for non-LACC and 6,918 for LACC, which was defined as cT4 and/or pT4 stage. LACC was divided into those with multivisceral resection (LACC-MV; n=3,385) and without (LACC-noMV; n=1,595). Guideline adherence, treatment strategy, and short-term outcomes were evaluated...
February 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156480/effect-of-red-blood-cell-transfusions-on-patient-reported-outcomes-in-an-ambulatory-oncology-population
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Kimberly D Moeller, Lawrence David Wagman
: 78 Background: The standard transfusion (Tf) trigger in the hospitalized patient is hemoglobin (Hgb) level driven. Triggers in the ambulatory oncology population are often symptom based. The symptoms of exercise intolerance (EI), fatigue (F), and shortness of breath (SOB) were identified from a hospital quality review. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient reported symptom (SX) changes following red blood cell (RBC) Tf. METHODS: Standardized Tf orders required symptom indication(s) which include EI, F, SOB and Other...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152917/nci-community-cancer-center-program-ncccp-disparities-in-time-between-cancer-diagnosis-and-treatment-initiation
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Pamela Spain, Michael T Halpern, Kathleen M Castro, Irene Prabhu Das, Brenda A Adjei, Steven Clauser
: 279 Background: The National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) was designed to improve care and reduce cancer disparities at community hospitals. This study examined the number of days between diagnosis and treatment for five National Quality Forum-endorsed cancer quality measures. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data from patients diagnosed and receiving breast or colon cancer treatment at 12 NCCCP sites was performed. We examined time to treatment for cancer quality measures, stratified by concordant and non-concordant patients...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152894/engaging-managing-physicians-in-clinical-staging-prior-to-the-initiation-of-cancer-treatment
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Carol Huibregtse, Marija Bjegovich-Weidman, James L Weese
: 143 Background: Managing physicians (medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgeons) have a responsibility to clinically stage patients prior to the initiation of cancer treatment. Clinical staging not only directs the treatment plan, but identifies appropriate clinical trials and estimates prognosis. We sought to determine whether engagement of managing physicians would result in increased clinical staging for various types of cancer. METHODS: Baseline data on clinical staging for breast, colorectal (colon, rectal, anal, rectosigmoid junction)*, thoracic (lung esophageal)†, genitourinary (prostate, penis, testes)‡, and pancreatic primary cancers were obtained...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152869/cancer-claims-and-registry-data-a-california-linkage-for-quality-measurement
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Mahil Senathirajah, Marilyn Novich
: 296 Background: Breast and colon are 2 of the most prevalent cancers in California according to the California Cancer Registry (CCR). Health claims data contains a wealth of information on diagnoses and treatment but lacks clinical information critical for evaluating care. Registry data contains key clinical information, but often does not contain the complete treatment regimen. This project aims to assess the feasibility of linking commercial claims data to population-based cancer registry data, and to use the linked data to examine variation in quality measures at the regional and physician organization (PO) levels...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152776/utilization-and-effectiveness-of-extended-duration-thromboprophylaxis-after-high-risk-abdominopelvic-cancer-surgery
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Ling Chen, Soledad Jorge, William M Burke, Ana Tergas, June Hou, Jim Hu, Alfred I Neugut, Cande Ananth, Dawn L Hershman
: 62 Background: Extended-duration thromboprophylaxis for 4 weeks after discharge has been demonstrated to reduce venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in cancer patients undergoing abdominopelvic surgery and is recommended in national guidelines. We examined the utilization and effectiveness of extended-duration low molecular weight heparin prophylaxis in high-risk cancer patients after surgery. METHODS: We analyzed patients with colon, ovarian, and uterine cancer who underwent surgery from 2009-2013 and who were recorded in the MarketScan database...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152703/clinical-pathways-an-emerging-tool-for-quality-improvement
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Francesca Pirog
: 222 Background: Clinical pathways have emerged as a tool for payers to encourage provider adherence to evidence-based care. Avalere sought to understand how oncology pathways are incorporated into broader organizational quality improvement initiatives and what impact they have on care quality. METHODS: Avalere conducted white and grey literature searches to assess pathways used in quality improvement initiatives. The research was augmented by interviews with leading pathways organizations...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152690/molecular-testing-for-colorectal-and-lung-cancer-at-an-academic-cancer-center-satellite-site-opportunities-for-improvement
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Lawrence N Shulman, Joseph O Jacobson, Andrew David Norden
: 229 Background: Given their prevalence, colorectal and lung cancer are treated in both academic and community settings. Appropriate use of targeted therapies in these diseases is challenging given the need for biomarker testing prior to use. Rapidly changing practice standards, limited resources, and barriers to tissue processing make this particularly challenging in the community. We examined the use of biomarker testing and targeted therapies in colorectal and lung cancer at one of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute satellite sites...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138402/construction-and-analysis-of-tissue-microarrays-in-the-era-of-digital-pathology-a-pilot-study-targeting-cdx1-and-cdx2-in-a-colon-cancer-cohort-of-612-patients
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Sarah Nolte, Inti Zlobec, Alessandro Lugli, Werner Hohenberger, Roland Croner, Susanne Merkel, Arndt Hartmann, Carol I Geppert, Tilman T Rau
CDX1 and CDX2 are possibly predictive biomarkers in colorectal cancer. We combined digitally-guided (next generation) TMA construction (ngTMA) and the utility of digital image analysis (DIA) to assess accuracy, tumour heterogeneity and the selective impact of different combined intensity-percentage levels on prognosis.CDX1 and CDX2 immunohistochemistry was performed on ngTMAs covering normal tissue, tumour centre and invasive front. The percentages of all epithelial cells per staining intensity per core were analysed digitally...
January 2017: Journal of Pathology. Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130651/screening-and-surveillance-of-colorectal-cancer-using-ct-colonography
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REVIEW
Manoj Kumar, Brooks D Cash
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common cancer among throughout the world with the highest rates in developed countries such as the USA. There is ample evidence demonstrating the beneficial effects of colorectal cancer screening and, largely thanks to screening initiatives and insurance coverage, epidemiologic analyses show a steady decline in both CRC incidence and mortality rates over the last several decades. However, screening rates for CRC in the US remain low and approximately 1 in 3 adults between the ages of 50 and 75 years has not undergone any form of CRC screening, highlighting the need for additional accurate, minimally invasive, and acceptable screening options...
January 27, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126268/-colorectal-cancer-in-the-elderly-surgical-treatment-chemotherapy-and-contribution-from-geriatrics
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Pilar Sáez-López, Elena Filipovich Vegas, Javier Martinez Peromingo, Sonia Jimenez Mola
Age is the biggest risk factor for colorectal cancer, with 70% of the cases in patients over 70 years old. For this reason, a review is presented on the surgical treatment and chemotherapy of cancer of colon and rectum in the elderly. A search was performed in PubMed, including words such as elderly, surgery, colorectal cancer, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and oncogeriatrics, and review articles and originals on treatment of colorectal cancer in the elderly were selected. A narrative form was developed from the latest evidence with the results obtained on the treatment of this pathology...
January 23, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103454/phenotypic-heterogeneity-by-germline-mismatch-repair-gene-defect-in-lynch-syndrome-patients
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Jorge Hernâni-Eusébio, Elisabete Barbosa
INTRODUCTION: Lynch syndrome is the most common form of hereditary colorectal cancer, being also responsible for endometrial and other types of cancers. It is associated with germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes and microsatellite instability. MLH1 and MSH2 mutations have a "classical" Lynch syndrome phenotype, with MSH2 having a higher association with extracolonic cancer. MSH6 and PMS2 mutations have an atypical phenotype. Clinical expression is heterogeneous, with correlation between mismatch repair mutated gene and phenotypic patterns...
October 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095174/medical-oncologists-experiences-in-using-genomic-testing-for-lung-and-colorectal-cancer-care
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Stacy W Gray, Benjamin Kim, Lynette Sholl, Angel Cronin, Aparna R Parikh, Carrie N Klabunde, Katherine L Kahn, David A Haggstrom, Nancy L Keating
PURPOSE: Genomic testing improves outcomes for many at-risk individuals and patients with cancer; however, little is known about how genomic testing for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) is used in clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 2012 to 2013, we surveyed medical oncologists who care for patients in diverse practice and health care settings across the United States about their use of guideline- and non-guideline-endorsed genetic tests...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063287/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-use-of-video-capsule%C3%A2-endoscopy
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Robert A Enns, Lawrence Hookey, David Armstrong, Charles N Bernstein, Steven J Heitman, Christopher Teshima, Grigorios I Leontiadis, Frances Tse, Daniel Sadowski
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Video capsule endoscopy (CE) provides a noninvasive option to assess the small intestine, but its use with respect to endoscopic procedures and cross-sectional imaging varies widely. The aim of this consensus was to provide guidance on the appropriate use of CE in clinical practice. METHODS: A systematic literature search identified studies on the use of CE in patients with Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, and anemia...
January 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061830/age-nutrition-chirugie-anc-study-impact-of-a-geriatric-intervention-on-the-screening-and-management-of-undernutrition-in-elderly-patients-operated-on-for-colon-cancer-a-stepped-wedge-controlled-trial
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Marine Dupuis, Elisabetta Kuczewski, Laurent Villeneuve, Sylvie Bin-Dorel, Max Haine, Claire Falandry, Thomas Gilbert, Guillaume Passot, Olivier Glehen, Marc Bonnefoy
BACKGROUND: Undernutrition prior to major abdominal surgery is frequent and increases morbidity and mortality, especially in older patients. The management of undernutrition reduces postoperative complications. Nutritional management should be a priority in patient care during the preoperative period. However undernutrition is rarely detected and the guidelines are infrequently followed. Preoperative undernutrition screening should allow a better implementation of the guidelines. METHODS/DESIGN: The ANC ("Age Nutrition Chirurgie") study is an interventional, comparative, prospective, multicenter, randomized protocol based on the stepped wedge trial design...
January 7, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050138/adjuvant-systemic-chemotherapy-for-stages-ii-and-iii-colon-cancer-after-complete-resection-a-clinical-practice-guideline
#19
B M Meyers, R Cosby, F Quereshy, D Jonker
BACKGROUND: Updated practice guidelines on adjuvant chemotherapy for completely resected colon cancer are lacking. In 2008, Cancer Care Ontario's Program in Evidence-Based Care developed a guideline on adjuvant therapy for stages ii and iii colon cancer. With newer regimens being assessed in this patient population and older agents being either abandoned because of non-effectiveness or replaced by agents that are more efficacious, a full update of the original guideline was undertaken...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035461/is-early-colonoscopy-after-ct-diagnosed-diverticulitis-still-necessary
#20
Thomas Surya Suhardja, Shana Norhadi, Edward Zhenyu Seah, Stephen Rodgers-Wilson
PURPOSE: WHO GLOBOCAN 2012 data showed that Australia and New Zealand have the highest incidence rates of colorectal cancer in the world (Ferlay et al. 1). Current guidelines recommend that patients admitted for an episode of acute diverticulitis require an early follow-up colonoscopy to rule out colorectal malignancy as reported by Fozard et al. (Colorectal Dis 13:1-11, 2011). Recent studies however have indicated that this may not be warranted (Brar et al. Dis Colon rectum 56:1259-1264, 2013)...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
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