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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229326/quantifying-the-effect-of-3t-magnetic-resonance-imaging-residual-system-distortions-and-patient-induced-susceptibility-distortions-on-radiation-therapy-treatment-planning-for-prostate-cancer
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Mary Adjeiwaah, Mikael Bylund, Josef A Lundman, Camilla Thellenberg Karlsson, Joakim H Jonsson, Tufve Nyholm
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of magnetic resonance system- and patient-induced susceptibility distortions from a 3T scanner on dose distributions for prostate cancers. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Combined displacement fields from the residual system and patient-induced susceptibility distortions were used to distort 17 prostate patient CT images. VMAT dose plans were initially optimized on distorted CT images and the plan parameters transferred to the original patient CT images to calculate a new dose distribution...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222925/quantification-of-photonic-localization-properties-of-targeted-nuclear-mass-density-variations-application-in-cancer-stage-detection
#2
Peeyush Sahay, Aditya Ganju, Huda M Almabadi, Hemendra M Ghimire, Murali M Yallapu, Omar Skalli, Meena Jaggi, Subhash C Chauhan, Prabhakar Pradhan
Light localization is a phenomenon which arises due to the interference effects of light waves inside a disordered optical medium. Quantification of degree light localization in optical media is widely used for characterizing degree of structural disorder in that media. Recently, this light localization approach was extended to analyze structural changes in biological cell like heterogeneous optical media, with potential application in cancer diagnostics. Confocal fluorescence microscopy was used to construct 'optical lattices', which represents 2D refractive index map corresponding to the spatial mass density distribution of a selected molecule inside the cell...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222198/higher-muscle-strength-is-associated-with-prolonged-survival-in-older-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#3
Kathelijn Sophie Versteeg, Susanne Blauwhoff-Buskermolen, Laurien M Buffart, Marian A E de van der Schueren, Jacqueline A E Langius, Henk M W Verheul, Andrea B Maier, Inge R Konings
BACKGROUND: Identifying predictors of treatment toxicity and overall survival (OS) is important for selecting patients who will benefit from chemotherapy. In younger patients with cancer, muscle mass and radiodensity are associated with treatment toxicity and OS. In this study, we investigated whether muscle mass, radiodensity, and strength were associated with treatment toxicity and OS in patients with advanced cancer aged 60 years or older. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Before starting palliative chemotherapy, muscle mass and radiodensity were assessed using computed tomography scans and muscle strength was assessed using a hydraulic hand grip dynamometer...
December 8, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216311/amelioration-of-sexual-behavior-and-motor-activity-deficits-in-a-castrated-rodent-model-with-a-selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-sarm-2f
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Megumi Morimoto, Yuichiro Amano, Masahiro Oka, Ayako Harada, Hisashi Fujita, Yukiko Hikichi, Ryuichi Tozawa, Masuo Yamaoka, Takahito Hara
Sarcopenia and cachexia present characteristic features of a decrease in skeletal muscle mass and strength, anorexia, and lack of motivation. Treatments for these diseases have not yet been established, although selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) are considered as therapeutic targets. We previously reported that a novel SARM compound, SARM-2f, exhibits anabolic effect on muscles, with less stimulatory effect on prostate weight compared with testosterone, in rat Hershberger assays and cancer cachexia models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203459/mobile-phone-apps-for-quality-of-life-and-well-being-assessment-in-breast-and-prostate-cancer-patients-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Esther Rincon, Francisco Monteiro-Guerra, Octavio Rivera-Romero, Enrique Dorronzoro-Zubiete, Carlos Luis Sanchez-Bocanegra, Elia Gabarron
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone health apps are increasingly gaining attention in oncological care as potential tools for supporting cancer patients. Although the number of publications and health apps focusing on cancer is increasing, there are still few specifically designed for the most prevalent cancers diagnosed: breast and prostate cancers. There is a need to review the effect of these apps on breast and prostate cancer patients' quality of life (QoL) and well-being. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to review the scientific literature on mobile phone apps targeting breast or prostate cancer patients and involving QoL and well-being (anxiety and depression symptoms) and analyze the clinical and technological characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of these apps, as well as patients' user experience with them...
December 4, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203269/clinically-localized-prostate-cancer-aua-astro-suo-guideline-part-i
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Martin G Sanda, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Erin Kirkby, Ronald C Chen, Tony Crispino, Joann Fontanarosa, Stephen J Freedland, Kirsten Greene, Laurence H Klotz, Danil V Makarov, Joel B Nelson, George Rodrigues, Howard M Sandler, Mary Ellen Taplin, Jonathan R Treadwell
PURPOSE: This guideline is structured to provide a clinical framework stratified by cancer severity to facilitate care decisions and guide the specifics of implementing the selected management options. The summary presented herein represents Part I of the two-part series dedicated to Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: AUA/ASTRO/SUO Guideline discussing risk stratification and care options by cancer severity. Please refer to Part II for discussion of specific care options and outcome expectations and management...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158792/association-between-8q24-gene-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ran Li, Zhiqiang Qin, Jingyuan Tang, Peng Han, Qianwei Xing, Feng Wang, Shuhui Si, Xiaolu Wu, Min Tang, Wei Wang, Wei Zhang
Though numerous studies have been conducted to investigate the associations between five 8q24 polymorphisms (rs6983267 T>G, rs1447295 C>A, rs16901979 C>A, rs6983561 A>C and rs10090154 C>T) and prostate cancer (PCa) risk, the available results remained contradictory. Therefore, we performed a comprehensive meta-analysis to derive a precise estimation of such associations. We searched electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Wan Fang for the relevant available studies up to February 1st, 2017, and 39 articles were ultimately adopted in this meta-analysis...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155624/functional-and-targeted-lymph-node-imaging-in-prostate-cancer-current-status-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
Harriet C Thoeny, Sebastiano Barbieri, Johannes M Froehlich, Baris Turkbey, Peter L Choyke
Patients with prostate cancer who have regional lymph node (LN) metastases face an increased risk of death from disease and are therefore treated aggressively. Surgical LN dissection is the established method of staging regional nodes; however, this invasive technique carries substantial morbidities and a noninvasive imaging method is needed to reduce or eliminate the need for extended pelvic LN dissections (ePLND). Conventional computed tomography and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging have proven insensitive and nonspecific because both use nodal size criteria, which is notoriously inaccurate...
December 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154022/the-anti-tumor-effect-of-rankl-inhibition-in-malignant-solid-tumors-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
A F de Groot, N M Appelman-Dijkstra, S H van der Burg, J R Kroep
At present, accumulating evidence suggests that inhibition of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) does not only induce an increase in bone mass and strength, but also has anti-tumor effects. Denosumab, an antibody targeting RANKL, is used to treat osteoporosis and to prevent skeletal related events (SREs) in patients with bone metastases originating from solid tumors. However, expression of RANKL and its receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B (RANK) is not solely restricted to cells involved in homeostasis of the bone and RANKL-RANK signalling appears to play a substantial role in many other processes in the body like mammary physiology, mammary tumorigenesis and the immune system...
November 2, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150680/potential-landscape-of-high-dimensional-nonlinear-stochastic-dynamics-with-large-noise
#11
Ying Tang, Ruoshi Yuan, Gaowei Wang, Xiaomei Zhu, Ping Ao
Quantifying stochastic processes is essential to understand many natural phenomena, particularly in biology, including the cell-fate decision in developmental processes as well as the genesis and progression of cancers. While various attempts have been made to construct potential landscape in high dimensional systems and to estimate transition rates, they are practically limited to the cases where either noise is small or detailed balance condition holds. A general and practical approach to investigate real-world nonequilibrium systems, which are typically high-dimensional and subject to large multiplicative noise and the breakdown of detailed balance, remains elusive...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070034/diabetes-and-risk-of-cancer-incidence-results-from-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-northern-italy
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Paola Ballotari, Massimo Vicentini, Valeria Manicardi, Marco Gallo, Sofia Chiatamone Ranieri, Marina Greci, Paolo Giorgi Rossi
BACKGROUND: Aim of this study was to compare cancer incidence in populations with and without diabetes by cancer site. Furthermore, we aimed at comparing excess risk of cancer according to diabetes type, diabetes duration and treatment, the latter as regards Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: By use of the Reggio Emilia diabetes registry we classified the resident population aged 20-84 at December 31(st) 2009 into two groups: with and without diabetes. By linking with the cancer registry we calculated the 2010-2013 cancer incidence in both groups...
October 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036016/exercise-preserves-physical-function-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastases
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Daniel A Galvão, Dennis R Taaffe, Nigel Spry, Prue Cormie, David Joseph, Suzanne K Chambers, Raphael Chee, Carolyn Peddle-McIntyre, Nicolas H Hart, Freerk T Baumann, James Denham, Michael Baker, Robert U Newton
PURPOSE: The presence of bone metastases has excluded participation of cancer patients in exercise interventions and is a relative contraindication to supervised exercise in the community setting due to concerns of fragility fracture. We examined the efficacy and safety of a modular multi-modal exercise program in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 57 prostate cancer patients (70.0±8.4 years; BMI 28.7±4.0 kg/m) with bone metastases (pelvis 75...
October 14, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030906/effects-of-interruptions-of-external-beam-radiation-therapy-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
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Yanqun Dong, Nicholas G Zaorsky, Tianyu Li, Thomas M Churilla, Rosalia Viterbo, Mark L Sobczak, Marc C Smaldone, David Yt Chen, Robert G Uzzo, Mark A Hallman, Eric M Horwitz
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate if interruptions of external beam radiation therapy impact outcomes in men with localized prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS: We included men with localized PCa treated with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) or intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) of escalated dose (≥74 Gy in 1.8 or 2 Gy fractions) between 1992 and 2013 at an NCI-designated cancer centre. Men receiving androgen deprivation therapy were excluded. The non-treatment day ratio (NTDR) was defined as the number of non-treatment days divided by the total elapsed days of therapy...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974267/efficacy-of-a-multi-component-exercise-programme-and-nutritional-supplementation-on-musculoskeletal-health-in-men-treated-with-androgen-deprivation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-impact-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Patrick J Owen, Robin M Daly, Patricia M Livingston, Niamh L Mundell, Jack Dalla Via, Jeremy L Millar, Steve F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in developed countries. Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a systemic treatment shown to increase survival in selected patients with prostate cancer. The use of ADT continues to increase for all stages and grades of prostate cancer despite known treatment-induced adverse effects. The primary aim of this study is to examine the efficacy of a targeted, multi-component resistance and impact-loading exercise programme together with a daily protein-, calcium- and vitamin D-enriched supplement on bone health in men treated with ADT for prostate cancer...
October 3, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969404/effect-of-green-tea-catechins-in-patients-with-high-grade-prostatic-intraepithelial-neoplasia-results-of-a-short-term-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-ii-clinical-trial
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Salvatore Micali, Angelo Territo, Giacomo Maria Pirola, Nancy Ferrari, Maria Chiara Sighinolfi, Eugenio Martorana, Michele Navarra, Giampaolo Bianchi
BACKGROUND AND STUDY OBJECTIVE: Several studies suggest a protective role of green tea catechins against prostate cancer (PCa). In order to evaluate the efficacy of green tea catechins for chemoprevention of PCa in patients with high-grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-PIN) we performed a phase II clinical trial. METHODS: Sixty volunteers with HG-PIN were enrolled to carry out a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled phase II clinical trial. Treated group took daily 600 mg of green tea catechins (Categ Plus®) for 1 year...
October 3, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965787/reporting-erectile-function-outcomes-after-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-challenges-in-data-interpretation
#17
Ruud C Wortel, Luca Incrocci, John P Mulhall
BACKGROUND: Choice of prostate cancer treatment is frequently influenced by the expected chance of treatment-induced side effects such as erectile dysfunction (ED). However, great discrepancy in cited ED rates exists in the contemporary radiation therapy literature. AIM: To analyze the reported ED rates and cause of discrepancies and explore the strengths and limitations in the literature on radiation-induced ED. METHODS: We performed a PubMed literature search and reviewed the literature on ED rates associated with external-beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy from the past 10 years...
October 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917937/pyrazole-based-compounds-in-chitosan-liposomal-emulsion-for-antimicrobial-cotton-fabrics
#18
Ahmed Nada, Marwa Al-Moghazy, Ahmed A F Soliman, Gehan M T Rashwan, Taghreed Hosny Ahmed Eldawy, Ashraf Abd Elhakim Hassan, Galal Hosni Sayed
The chemistry of pyrazoles has gained increasing attention due to its diverse pharmacological properties such as antiviral, antagonist, antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-prostate cancer, herbicidal, acaricidal and insecticidal activities. 1-Phenyl pyrazole-3, 5-diamine, 4-[2-(4-methylphenyl) diazenyl] and 1H- pyrazole-3 (1), 5-diamine, 4-[2-(4-methylphenyl) diazenyl] (2) were synthesized, characterized and encapsulated into liposomal chitosan emulsions for textile finishing. The chemical modifications of cotton fabrics were demonstrated by infrared analysis...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915684/lack-of-association-between-nat2-polymorphism-and-prostate-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
#19
Feng Wang, Zhiqiang Qin, Shuhui Si, Jingyuan Tang, Lingyan Xu, Haoxiang Xu, Ran Li, Peng Han, Haiwei Yang
Previous studies have investigated the association between NAT2 polymorphism and the risk of prostate cancer (PCa). However, the findings from these studies remained inconsistent. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis to provide a more reliable conclusion about such associations. In the present meta-analysis, 13 independent case-control studies were included with a total of 14,469 PCa patients and 10,689 controls. All relevant studies published were searched in the databates PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science, till March 1st, 2017...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915683/association-between-8q24-rs6983267-polymorphism-and-cancer-susceptibility-a-meta-analysis-involving-170-737-subjects
#20
Man Zhu, Xue Wen, Xuefang Liu, Yingchao Wang, Chunzi Liang, Jiancheng Tu
Published data on the association between 8q24 rs6983267 polymorphism and cancer risk are inconsistent. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the relationship between rs6983267 polymorphism and cancer risk. We searched on PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) up to November 1, 2016 for relevant studies. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to estimate the strength of this association. We included 78 case-control studies with a total of 73,996 cases and 96,741 controls in this meta-analysis...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
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