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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646457/national-survey-among-radiation-oncology-residents-related-to-their-needs-in-geriatric-oncology
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Rachel Leifer, Bonnie Bristow, Martine Puts, Shabbir Alibhai, Xingshan Cao, Barbara-Ann Millar, Meredith Giuliani, Tina Hsu, Maureen Trudeau, Rajin Mehta, Ines Menjak, Mireille Norris, Barbara Liu, Francois Gallant, Ewa Szumacher
Currently, there is no formal curriculum addressing geriatric oncology within Canadian radiation oncology (RO) residency programs. Knowledge related to geriatric medicine may help radiation oncologists modify RT based on frailty status and geriatric considerations. Understanding specific learning needs allow program coordinators to align the current curriculum with residents' geriatric oncology learning needs. The purpose of this study is to determine the geriatric oncology educational needs of the Canadian RO residents and to inform Canadian RO residency training...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643065/laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy-for-pancreatic-cancer-is-safe-and-effective
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Marita D Bauman, David G Becerra, E Molly Kilbane, Nicholas J Zyromski, C Max Schmidt, Henry A Pitt, Attila Nakeeb, Michael G House, Eugene P Ceppa
PURPOSE: To compare the short-term and oncologic outcomes of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) undergoing laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) and open distal pancreatectomy (ODP). METHODS: Consecutive cases of distal pancreatectomy (DP) (n = 422) were reviewed at a single high-volume institution over a 10-year period (2005-2014). Inclusion criteria consisted of any patient with PDAC by surgical pathology. Ninety-day outcomes were monitored through a prospectively maintained pancreatic resection database...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641762/laparoscopic-versus-robotic-surgery-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-first-46-consecutive-cases
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Paolo Magistri, Giuseppe Tarantino, Cristiano Guidetti, Giacomo Assirati, Tiziana Olivieri, Roberto Ballarin, Andrea Coratti, Fabrizio Di Benedetto
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma has a growing incidence worldwide, and represents a leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. Nowadays, minimally invasive approaches are spreading in every field of surgery and in liver surgery as well. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed demographics, clinical, and pathologic characteristics and short-term outcomes of patients who had undergone minimally invasive resections for hepatocellular carcinoma at our institution between June 2012 and May 2016...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641461/the-impact-of-data-errors-on-the-outcome-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Marc Buyse, Pierre Squifflet, Elisabeth Coart, Emmanuel Quinaux, Cornelis Ja Punt, Everardo D Saad
Background/aims Considerable human and financial resources are typically spent to ensure that data collected for clinical trials are free from errors. We investigated the impact of random and systematic errors on the outcome of randomized clinical trials. Methods We used individual patient data relating to response endpoints of interest in two published randomized clinical trials, one in ophthalmology and one in oncology. These randomized clinical trials enrolled 1186 patients with age-related macular degeneration and 736 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640576/the-effect-of-aromatherapy-on-insomnia-and-other-common-symptoms-among-patients-with-acute-leukemia
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Lisa Blackburn, Sara Achor, Betty Allen, Nicole Bauchmire, Danielle Dunnington, Rebecca Klisovic, Steven Naber, Kirsten Roblee, Angela Samczak, Kelly Tomlinson-Pinkham, Esther Chipps
Purpose/Objectives: To determine if the use of aromatherapy improves insomnia and other common symptoms in hospitalized patients with newly diagnosed acute leukemia. Design: A randomized, crossover, washout trial. Setting: An inpatient acute leukemia unit at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard L. Solove Research Institute of the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University in Columbus. Sample: 50 patients who were newly diagnosed with acute leukemia and hospitalized to receive their initial four weeks of intensive induction chemotherapy...
June 16, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639136/long-term-oncologic-outcomes-of-robotic-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-compared-with-laparoscopic-gastrectomy
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Kazutaka Obama, Yoo-Min Kim, Dae Ryong Kang, Taeil Son, Hyoung-Il Kim, Sung Hoon Noh, Woo Jin Hyung
BACKGROUND: Initial experiences with robotic gastrectomy (RG) for gastric cancer have demonstrated favorable short-term outcomes, suggesting that RG is an effective alternative to laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG). However, data on long-term survival and recurrence after RG for gastric cancer have yet to be reported. The objective of this study was to assess long-term outcomes after RG compared with LG. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 313 and 524 patients who underwent RG or LG, respectively, for gastric cancer between July 2005 and December 2009...
June 21, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638798/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-vs-open-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Stefano Caruso, Alberto Patriti, Franco Roviello, Lorenzo De Franco, Franco Franceschini, Graziano Ceccarelli, Andrea Coratti
AIM: To evaluate the potential effectiveness of robot-assisted gastrectomy (RAG) in comparison to open gastrectomy (OG) for gastric cancer patients. METHODS: A comprehensive systematic literature search using PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library was carried out to identify studies comparing RAG and OG in gastric cancer. Participants of any age and sex were considered for inclusion in comparative studies of the two techniques independently from type of gastrectomy...
June 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634671/venous-thromboembolism-is-an-independent-predictor-of-mortality-among-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Harry E Fuentes, D M Oramas, L H Paz, Y Wang, X A Andrade, A J Tafur
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an independent predictor of death among patients with cancer. Patients with gastric cancer (GC) are at higher risk for VTE when compared to other solid tumors, and if one considers its prevalence, GC may be responsible for one of the highest incidences of cancer-associated thrombosis. The impact of VTE on mortality is not well defined among patients with GC. AIM: The aim of this study is to measure the impact of VTE as independent predictor of GC mortality...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631777/-continuity-of-care-in-oncology-quantitative-analysis-of-data-from-patients-treated-in-two-different-settings-in-emilia-romagna
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Tiziano Carradori, Francesca Bravi, Daniela Sara Butera, Erica Iannazzo, Giorgia Valpiani, Ulrich Wienand
INTRODUCTION: In order to ensure high-quality treatment for patients with cancer it is vital to implement organisational models (pathways and networks) and that guarantee continuity of care. Appropriate assessment tools that promote the evaluation and analysis of care pathways from the patients' perspective are available. Hence the aim of this study was to verify whether or not the coordination between the various stages and care providers in a cancer treatment pathway is perceived by our patients...
June 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629993/increasing-the-efficiency-of-oncology-basket-trials-using-a-bayesian-approach
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Rong Liu, Zheyu Liu, Mercedeh Ghadessi, Richardus Vonk
With the rapid growth of targeted and immune-oncology therapies, novel statistical design approaches are needed to increase the flexibility and efficiency of early phase oncology trials. Basket trials enroll patients with defined biological deficiencies, but with multiple histologic tumor types (or indications), to discover in which indications the drug is active. In such designs different indications are typically analyzed independently. This, however, ignores potential biological similarities among the indications...
June 16, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628155/-3d-printed-template-assisted-and-computed-tomography-image-guided-125-iodine-seed-implantation-for-supraclavicular-metastatic-tumor-a-dosimetric-study
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OBJECTIVE: To compare the dosimetric data between the preoperative plans and postoperative verification in personalized 3D printed template-assisted and computed tomography (CT) image-guided 125-iodine seed implantation for supraclavicular metastatic tumor, and to evaluate the accuracy and feasibility at the dosimetry level. METHODS: A total of 14 patients with supraclavicular metastatic tumor (including 15 lesions) who received 3D printed template assisted and CT image-guided 125-iodine seed implantation in Department of Radiation Oncology of Peking University Third Hospital from January to September 2016 were enrolled...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623524/does-a-laparoscopic-approach-attenuate-the-body-weight-loss-and-lean-body-mass-loss-observed-in-open-distal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-single-institution-exploratory-analysis-of-the-jcog-0912-phase-iii-trial
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Toru Aoyama, Tsutomu Sato, Tsutomu Hayashi, Takanobu Yamada, Haruhiko Cho, Takashi Ogata, Koji Oba, Takaki Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for gastric cancer may prevent the loss of body weight and lean body mass resulting from reduced surgical stress in comparison to open distal gastrectomy (ODG). A multicenter phase III trial conducted by the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG0912 trial) was performed to confirm the non-inferiority of LADG to ODG for stage I gastric cancer in terms of relapse-free survival. METHODS: This study was performed as a single-institution exploratory analysis using the data of the patients from our hospital who were enrolled in the JCOG0912 phase III trial...
June 16, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619540/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-thymectomy-versus-sternotomy-thymectomy-in-patients-with-thymoma
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Hiroyuki Agatsuma, Kazuo Yoshida, Ichiro Yoshino, Meinoshin Okumura, Masahiko Higashiyama, Kenji Suzuki, Masanori Tsuchida, Jitsuo Usuda, Hiroshi Niwa
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and to compare the oncologic outcomes of VATS with those of sternotomy in patients with thymoma. METHODS: The clinical outcomes of 2,835 patients with thymic epithelial tumors treated between 1991 and 2010 in 32 Japanese institutions were collected retrospectively. The study compared postoperative complications, positive surgical margins, location of recurrence, and survival in 140 of 142 VATS-treated patients (VATS group) matched with 140 of 1,294 sternotomy-treated patients (ST group) by using propensity scores...
June 13, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615060/outcome-of-proximal-esophageal-cancer-after-definitive-combined-chemo-radiation-a-swiss-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Evelyn Herrmann, Nando Mertineit, Berardino De Bari, Laura Hoeng, Francesca Caparotti, Dominic Leiser, Raphael Jumeau, Nikola Cihoric, Alexandra D Jensen, Daniel M Aebersold, Mahmut Ozsahin
OBJECTIVE: To report oncological outcomes and toxicity rates, of definitive platin-based chemoradiadiationtherapy (CRT) in the management of proximal esophageal cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with cT1-4 cN0-3 cM0 cervical esophageal cancer (CEC) (defined as tumors located below the inferior border of the cricoid cartilage, down to 22 cm from the incisors) treated between 2004 and 2013 with platin-based definitive CRT in four Swiss institutions...
June 14, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614971/pilot-study-of-therapy-dog-visits-for-inpatient-youth-with-cancer
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Jessica Chubak, Rene Hawkes, Christi Dudzik, Jessica M Foose-Foster, Lauren Eaton, Rebecca H Johnson, Catherine Fiona Macpherson
This study assessed the feasibility of studying animal-assisted activities (AAA) in inpatient pediatric oncology and collected preliminary data on potential benefits of AAA for this population. Patients at a large pediatric hospital were identified using electronic medical records and approached with physician approval. Patients completed surveys before and after a therapy dog visit in their private hospital room. Data on infections were ascertained by electronic medical record review. Provider surveys were placed in provider common areas and distributed through a link in an e-mail...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614625/modified-sentinel-lymph-node-technique-combined-with-endoluminal-loco-regional-resection-for-the-treatment-of-rectal-tumors-a-fourteen-year-experience
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Silvia Quaresima, Alessandro M Paganini, Giancarlo D'Ambrosio, Pietro Ursi, Andrea Balla, Emanuele Lezoche
AIM: After Endoluminal Loco-Regional Resection (ELRR) by Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgey (TEM) the N parameter may remain undefined. Nucleotide-Guided Mesorectal Excision (NGME) improves the lymph nodes harvest. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the long term oncological results after ELRR with NGME. METHOD: A total of 57 patients were enrolled over the period January 2001 to June 2015.ed. All patients underwent ELRR by TEM. Prior to surgery, 99m-Technetium-marked nanocolloid was injected in the peritumoral submucosa...
June 14, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613200/clinical-significance-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-avid-prostate-gland-incidentalomas-on-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
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William Makis, Anthony Ciarallo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of incidental focal uptake of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in the prostate glands of cancer patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of 3122 consecutive male patients who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT studies with an oncologic indication, over the course of four years, was performed. Studies with incidental (18)F-FDG uptake in the prostate gland were further analyzed...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611039/chemoprevention-uptake-among-women-with-atypical-hyperplasia-and-lobular-and-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
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Meghna S Trivedi, Austin M Coe, Alejandro Vanegas, Rita Kukafka, Katherine Crew
Women with atypical hyperplasia (AH) and lobular or ductal carcinoma in situ (LCIS/DCIS) are at increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer. Chemoprevention with selective estrogen receptor modulators or aromatase inhibitors can reduce breast cancer risk; however, uptake is estimated to be less than 15% in these populations. We sought to determine which factors are associated with chemoprevention uptake in a population of women with AH, LCIS, and DCIS. Women diagnosed with AH/LCIS/DCIS between 2007 and 2015 without a history of invasive breast cancer were identified (n=1719)...
June 13, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610746/a-universal-genetic-testing-initiative-for-patients-with-high-grade-non-mucinous-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-and-the-implications-for-cancer-treatment
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Erica M Bednar, Holly D Oakley, Charlotte C Sun, Catherine C Burke, Mark F Munsell, Shannon N Westin, Karen H Lu
OBJECTIVE: Genetic counseling (GC) and germline genetic testing (GT) for BRCA1 and BRCA2 are considered standard of care for patients with high-grade, non-mucinous epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancers (HGOC). We describe a universal genetic testing initiative to increase the rates of recommendation and acceptance of GC and GT to >80% for patients with HGOC at our institution. METHODS: Data from a consecutive cohort of patients seen in our gynecologic oncology clinics between 9/1/2012 and 8/31/2015 for evaluation of HGOC were retrospectively analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608996/prognostic-value-of-event-free-survival-at-12-and-24-months-and-long-term-mortality-for-non-hodgkin-follicular-lymphoma-patients-a-study-report-from-the-spanish-lymphoma-oncology-group
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Mariano Provencio, Ana Royuela, María Torrente, Marina Pollán, José Gómez-Codina, Pilar Sabín, Marta Llanos, Josep Gumá, Cristina Quero, Ana Blasco, David Aguiar, Francisco Ramón García-Arroyo, Javier Lavernia, Natividad Martínez, Manuel Morales, Álvaro Saenz-Cusi, Delvys Rodríguez, Virginia Calvo, Luis de la Cruz-Merino, Miguel Ángel de la Cruz, Antonio Rueda
BACKGROUND: Relatively few studies have analyzed the mortality of follicular lymphoma (FL) patients in comparison with a sex- and age-matched general population. This study analyzed the overall survival (OS) of patients with FL and compared their survival with the expected survival of a general population. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with FL were prospectively enrolled from 1980 to 2013. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were obtained from yearly sex- and age-specific mortality rates in Spain, and OS was compared with age- and sex-matched general population data...
June 13, 2017: Cancer
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