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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441373/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-interventions-to-reduce-risk-of-aspiration-in-elderly-cancer-survivors-residing-in-skilled-nursing-facilities
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S Mantravadi
BACKGROUND: Aspiration can occur in patients of any age group, but it can be prevented. The primary population at risk is made up of survivors of cancer because of their increased risk of mucositis, mucosal atrophy, and dysphagia associated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and the disease process itself. The rate of incidence of aspiration cannot be quantified, because minor cases of aspiration often go unreported. Sequelae ensuing from aspirations can include pneumonia, end-stage kidney disease, dialysis, and death...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440040/hypofractionated-short-course-radiotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
#2
Kimberley S Mak, Ankit Agarwal, Muhammad M Qureshi, Minh Tam Truong
For elderly patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), randomized trials have shown similar survival with hypofractionated short-course radiotherapy (SCRT) compared to conventionally fractionated long-course radiotherapy (LCRT). We evaluated the adoption of SCRT along with associated factors and survival in a national patient registry. Using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), we identified patients aged ≥70 years with GBM, diagnosed between 1998 and 2011, who received SCRT (34-42 Gy in 2.5-3.4 Gy fractions), or LCRT (58-63 Gy in 1...
April 24, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439842/controversies-in-the-multimodality-management-of-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Robert Díaz Beveridge, Dilara Akhoundova, Gema Bruixola, Jorge Aparicio
Neoadjuvant radiotherapy previous to radical surgery, both as short-course radiotherapy and as long-course radiotherapy combined with 5-FU-based chemotherapy (LCRCT), is routinely used in the management of locally advanced rectal cancer, with consistent benefits in the reduction in the local relapse risk. Unfortunately, survival benefits have been elusive to demonstrate with this approach, especially in the setting of radical surgery in the form of total mesorectal excision (TME). Concerns about over-treating early-stage patients and about the possible long-term side effects have also cast more doubts in a blanket approach of treating all patients with neoadjuvant radiotherapy, especially with LCRCT...
June 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435647/helical-tomotherapy%C3%A2-is-a-safe-and-feasible-technique-for-total-scalp-irradiation
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Francesco Cuccia, Vanessa Figlia, Antonella Palmeri, Francesco Verderame, Antonio Lo Casto, Mariella Mannino, Giuseppe Ferrera
Angiosarcoma of the scalp is a rare aggressive tumor that affects elderly patients. Chemoradiation is the treatment of choice for multicentric and extensive disease. The shape of the scalp represents a dosimetric challenge in terms of achieving a homogeneous concave dose distribution with coverage of the entire target volume and an acceptable organs-at-risk sparing. We report a case of an 81-year-old man with a multifocal angiosarcoma of the scalp treated with Helical TomoTherapy® (Accuray Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA) intensity modulated radiotherapy...
March 24, 2017: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432587/rituximab-methotrexate-procarbazine-vincristine-and-intensified-cytarabine-consolidation-for-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-pcnsl-in-the-elderly-a-loc-network-study
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Caroline Houillier, Hervé Ghesquières, Cécile Chabrot, Carole Soussain, Guido Ahle, Sylvain Choquet, Emmanuelle Nicolas-Virelizier, Jacques-Olivier Bay, Jacques Vargaftig, Claude Gaultier, Valérie Touitou, Nadine Martin-Duverneuil, Nathalie Cassoux, Magali Le Garff-Tavernier, Myrto Costopoulos, Pierre Faurie, Khê Hoang-Xuan
Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) is chemosensitive to high-dose methotrexate-based chemotherapy. However, responses in the elderly are short-lasting and outcome is poor. Given that radiotherapy and intensive chemotherapy expose elderly to severe toxicities, alternative consolidation approaches need to be evaluated. In this multicenter study, we retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients with newly-diagnosed PCNSL, aged >60, treated with a (R)-MPV-AAA regimen. The regimen consisted of three 28-day cycles of methotrexate (3...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415814/concurrent-chemo-radiotherapy-with-s-1-as-an-alternative-therapy-for-elderly-chinese-patients-with-non-metastatic-esophageal-squamous-cancer-evidence-based-on-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Guo-Min Song, Xu Tian, Xiao-Ling Liu, Hui Chen, Jian-Guo Zhou, Wei Bian, Wei-Qing Chen
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to systematically assess the effects of concurrent chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) compared with radiotherapy (RT) alone for elderly Chinese patients with non-metastatic esophageal squamous cancer. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), China Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases. We retrieved randomized controlled trials on concurrent CRT with Gimeraciland Oteracil Porassium (S-1) compared with RT alone for aged Chinese patients with non-metastatic esophageal squamous cancer performed until August 2016...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391871/tamoxifen-with-radiotherapy-compared-with-tamoxifen-alone-in-elderly-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-treated-with-breast-conserving-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Tyler R Chesney, Jennifer Xin Yin, Nikoo Rajaee, Andrea C Tricco, Anthony W Fyles, Sergio A Acuna, Adena S Scheer
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess the effect of adjuvant radiotherapy on recurrence and survival for elderly women (≥70) with early-stage hormone receptor-positive breast cancer treated with breast conserving surgery (BCS) and Tamoxifen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews were systematically searched through August 12, 2016 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing radiotherapy to no radiotherapy and presenting outcomes for women ≥70years...
April 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389722/undertreatment-trend-in-elderly-lung-cancer-patients-in-brazil
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Guilherme Jorge Costa, Maria Júlia Gonçalves de Mello, Carlos Gil Ferreira, Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler
PURPOSE: Elderly patients with lung cancer tend to be undertreated in comparison to younger patients. The objective of this study is to compare treatment modalities offered to lung cancer patients from 70 years of age or more with patients under 70. METHODS: For this study, an analytical cross-sectional epidemiological study conducted with data from the Brazilian hospital-based cancer registries between the years 2000 and 2011. In addition, odds ratios (OR) were calculated, with a 95% confidence intervals (95% CI), in conjunction with the construction of a logistic regression model...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378194/management-of-gbm-a-problem-of-local-recurrence
#9
REVIEW
John P Kirkpatrick, Nadia N Laack, Helen A Shih, Vinai Gondi
Forty years ago, adjuvant treatment of patients with GBM using fractionated radiotherapy following surgery was shown to substantially improve survival compared to surgery alone. However, even with the addition of temozolomide to radiotherapy, overall survival is quite limited and local failure remains a fundamental problem, despite multiple attempts to increase dose to the tumor target. This review presents the historical background and clinical rationale leading to the current standard of care consisting of 60 Gy total dose in 2 Gy fractions to the MRI-defined targets in younger, high performance status patients and more hypofractionated regimens in elderly and/or debilitated patients...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366575/timed-get-up-and-go-test-and-geriatric-8-scores-and-the-association-with-chemo-radiation-therapy-noncompliance-and-acute-toxicity-in%C3%A2-elderly-cancer-patients
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Judith G Middelburg, Mirjam E Mast, Maaike de Kroon, Jan J Jobsen, Tom Rozema, Huub Maas, Elizabet A Baartman, Debby Geijsen, Annija H van der Leest, Desirée J van den Bongard, Judith van Loon, Tom Budiharto, Jan Willem Coebergh, Mieke J Aarts, Henk Struikman
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the Geriatric 8 (G8) and the Timed Get Up and Go Test (TGUGT) and clinical and demographic patient characteristics were associated with acute toxicity of radiation therapy and noncompliance in elderly cancer patients being irradiated with curative intent. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients were eligible if aged ≥65 years and diagnosed with breast, non-small cell lung, prostate, head and neck, rectal, or esophageal cancer, and were referred for curative radiation therapy...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360434/locally-advanced-breast-cancer-in-elderly-patients
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Jana Hornova, Zbynek Bortlicek, Petra Majkova, Jitka Abrahamova, Drahomira Kordikova, Zuzana Donatova, Martin Kupec, Ludmila Boublikova, Josef Dvorak, Radek Zapletal, Tomas Buchler
BACKGROUND: Although locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) is more common in the elderly population, there is little data on the clinical characteristics and survival of these patients. The aim of the present study was to compare different factors affecting survival in elderly patients with LABC. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was carried out on a cohort of 80 patients aged 70 to 96 years, diagnosed with LABC defined as T3 N1, T4 N0, any N2 or N3, and M0. The prognostic impact of selected clinical parameters including age, comorbidities, tumour grade, HER2 status, tumour stage, local therapies, and systemic treatments was studied...
March 30, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358706/chemoradiation-including-paclitaxel-for-locally-recurrent-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-in-elderly-patients
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Lukas Käsmann, Lisa Manig, Stefan Janssen, Dirk Rades
BACKGROUND/AIM: To evaluate outcomes and toxicities of chemoradiation with a less intensive paclitaxel regimen for locally recurrent bladder cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three elderly patients received simultaneous chemoradiation for recurrent muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Chemotherapy included two courses (three times 25 mg/m(2) over 1.5 weeks) of paclitaxel. Radiotherapy doses were 59.4 Gy to the bladder and 50.4 Gy to regional lymph nodes. Survival, local control and toxicities were retrospectively evaluated...
March 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344602/safety-and-outcome-of-external-beam-radiation-and-neutron-brachytherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-cancer
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Tao Li, Wei Zhang, Jiahua Lv, Huiming Liu, Qifeng Wang, Xitang Jia, Bo Liu, Jinyi Lang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to retrospectively observe and analyze the long-term treatment outcomes of 191 elderly patients with esophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC) who were treated with californium-252 ((252)Cf) neutron brachytherapy (NBT) in combination with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 2002 to November 2012, 191 patients with ESCC underwent NBT in combination with EBRT. The total radiation dose to the reference point via NBT was 8-25 Gy-eq in two to five fractions with one fraction per week...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342837/-malignant-cutaneous-adnexal-neoplasms-of-the-face-and-scalp-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-update
#14
M Romeu, J M Foletti, C Chossegros, J P Dales, P Berbis, B Cribier, L Guyot
INTRODUCTION: Malignant cutaneous adnexal neoplasms are rare and have been characterized only recently. They can occur at any age but preferentially in elderly. There are 3 of them: trichoblastic carcinoma, trichilemmal carcinoma and malignant pilomatricoma. The aim of our study was to make a diagnostic and therapeutic update about these tumors when located at the face or at the scalp. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A bibliographic research was made on PubMed using following keywords: appendage skin carcinoma AND pathology AND/OR therapeutic...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335784/the-benefit-of-adjuvant-radiotherapy-after-breast-conserving-surgery-in-older-patients-with-low-risk-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#15
Christiane Matuschek, Edwin Bölke, Jan Haussmann, Svjetlana Mohrmann, Carolin Nestle-Krämling, Peter Arne Gerber, Stefanie Corradini, Klaus Orth, Kai Kammers, Wilfried Budach
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S): It is currently unclear whether patients with low risk breast cancer receiving adjuvant endocrine therapy need adjuvant radiation therapy after breast conserving surgery. The data of randomized trials are available. MATERIALS/METHODS: In a database search 5 randomized trials including in total 3766 mostly elderly patients with early stage breast cancer treated either with adjuvant endocrine therapy or with endocrine therapy and additional whole breast radiation after breast conserving surgery were identified...
March 23, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334837/clinical-outcome-of-definitive-radiation-therapy-for-superficial-esophageal-cancer
#16
Yutaro Koide, Takeshi Kodaira, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Natsuo Tomita, Chiyoko Makita, Makoto Itoh, Tetsuya Abe, Kei Muro, Masahiro Tajika, Yasumasa Niwa, Yoshiyuki Itoh, Shinji Naganawa
Objective: To analyze the clinical outcome of concurrent chemoradiotherapy in superficial esophageal cancer patients. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed data for 123 patients with superficial esophageal cancer who received external beam radiotherapy without intracavitary brachytherapy plus systemic chemotherapy during 1998-2015. Elective nodal irradiation was not performed. The dosage to planning treatment volume was 60 Gy in 30 fractions. The main outcome measure was overall survival...
February 23, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331819/clinical-outcomes-of-cyberknife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-elderly-patients-with-presumed-primary-stage-i-lung-cancer
#17
Zhen Wang, Ao-Mei Li, Jie Gao, Jing Li, Bing Li, Percy Lee, Charles B Simone, Yong Song, Xi-Xu Zhu
BACKGROUND: In certain situations, especially in the elderly patient population, a tissue diagnosis of a suspected pulmonary neoplasm is not feasible. Often, a definitive treatment such as stereotactic body radiosurgery is recommended, rather than active surveillance. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for elderly patients with presumed primary stage I lung cancer without pathological tissue confirmation. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 25 elderly patients (≥75 years) with presumed primary stage I lung cancer treated with SBRT from 2009-2015...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324304/management-of-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma
#18
REVIEW
Patrick Roth, Dorothee Gramatzki, Michael Weller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Glioblastoma represents one of the major challenges in neurooncology and approximately half of the patients are 60 years or older. We summarize the particular situation of elderly glioblastoma patients with a focus on therapeutic considerations. RECENT FINDINGS: Favorable molecular markers such as mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 1 or 2 genes are virtually absent in glioblastomas in elderly patients. Treatment options are similar to the situation in young patients and comprise surgical resection, radiation therapy, and alkylating chemotherapy...
April 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296618/short-course-radiation-plus-temozolomide-in-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
James R Perry, Normand Laperriere, Christopher J O'Callaghan, Alba A Brandes, Johan Menten, Claire Phillips, Michael Fay, Ryo Nishikawa, J Gregory Cairncross, Wilson Roa, David Osoba, John P Rossiter, Arjun Sahgal, Hal Hirte, Florence Laigle-Donadey, Enrico Franceschi, Olivier Chinot, Vassilis Golfinopoulos, Laura Fariselli, Antje Wick, Loic Feuvret, Michael Back, Michael Tills, Chad Winch, Brigitta G Baumert, Wolfgang Wick, Keyue Ding, Warren P Mason
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma is associated with a poor prognosis in the elderly. Survival has been shown to increase among patients 70 years of age or younger when temozolomide chemotherapy is added to standard radiotherapy (60 Gy over a period of 6 weeks). In elderly patients, more convenient shorter courses of radiotherapy are commonly used, but the benefit of adding temozolomide to a shorter course of radiotherapy is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a trial involving patients 65 years of age or older with newly diagnosed glioblastoma...
March 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294289/hypofractionated-radiotherapy-in-older-patients-with-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-less-is-better
#20
Michael Veness
Radiotherapy is a non-surgical option for patients with non-melanoma skin cancer. Lesions in middle-aged to older patients with good performance status are typically prescribed 4-5 weeks of outpatient weekday treatment. Daily radiotherapy fraction sizes of 2-3 Gy are recommended to decrease the late cutaneous consequences such as in-field hypopigmentation and telangiectasia. In elderly, often unwell patients, these concerns are less of an issue and larger fraction sizes (5-7 Gy), referred to as hypofractionation, can be delivered over a shorter time yet still achieve excellent in-field control and improve a patient's quality of life and avoid the need for surgery...
March 9, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
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