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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646345/increasing-utilization-of-regional-nodal-irradiation-in-elderly-node-positive-women-and-declining-emphasis-on-demographic-factors
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Jason K Molitoris, Tejan Diwanji, James W Snider, Emily C Bellavance, Susan B Kesmodel, Paula Rosenblatt, Katherine Tkaczuk, Soren M Bentzen, Randi J Cohen, Elizabeth M Nichols, Sally B Cheston, Steven J Feigenberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate the practice patterns for the use of regional nodal irradiation (RNI) in treatment of elderly women with low volume node-positive breast cancer in the setting of breast conservation surgery (BCS). METHODS: Women aged 70-89 diagnosed with unilateral, pathologic T1-2N1M0 breast cancer from 2004 to 2013, who underwent BCS and received radiotherapy were identified from the National Cancer Database. In 2011, two major trials were presented that helped define indications for RNI...
June 23, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629376/radiation-therapy-for-older-patients-with-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Minniti, Andrea Riccardo Filippi, Mattia Falchetto Osti, Umberto Ricardi
The incidence of brain tumors in the elderly population has increased over the last few decades. Current treatment includes surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, but the optimal management of older patients with brain tumors remains a matter of debate, since aggressive radiation treatments in this population may be associated with high risks of neurological toxicity and deterioration of quality of life. For such patients, a careful clinical status assessment is mandatory both for clinical decision making and for designing randomized trials to adequately evaluate the optimal combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy...
June 19, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624714/patient-reported-outcomes-of-autologous-fat-grafting-after-breast-cancer-surgery
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A W W Brown, M Kabir, K A Sherman, F Meybodi, J R French, E B Elder
INTRODUCTION: Autologous fat grafting (AFG) can be used as an adjunct in breast cancer surgery to improve contour defects. Few previous studies have assessed patient reported outcomes (PROs) for AFG. This study analysed AFG use and assessed PROs in terms of physical and psychosocial well-being. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients undergoing AFG were identified from a prospective database and asked to complete the validated BREAST-Q questionnaire and a tool to assess patient-perceived change after AFG (5-point Likert-type scale)...
June 15, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620141/impact-of-persistence-on-survival-of-patients-with-breast-cancer-treated-with-endocrine-therapy-in-northeast-china-a-prospective-study
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Peng Xing, Huiting Dong, Qun Liu, Fan Yao, Yingying Xu, Bo Chen, Xinyu Zheng, Yunfei Wu, Feng Jin, Jiguang Li
The purpose of this prospective study is to investigate the impact of endocrine treatment persistence on the survival of patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer treated with endocrine therapy and identify the risk factors influencing the treatment persistence. We enrolled 1085 patients from Northeast China who were diagnosed as stage I-III, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer between January 2007 and December 2010. The prognostic factors for disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) of patients were identified using univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression models...
June 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604459/definitive-chemoradiotherapy-in-elderly-cervical-cancer-patients-a-multiinstitutional-analysis
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Ozan Cem Guler, Sezin Yuce Sari, Sumerya Duru Birgi, Melis Gultekin, Ferah Yildiz, Cem Onal
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the prognostic factors for survival and treatment-related toxicities in older (≥65 years) cervical cancer patients treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy. In addition, we sought to compare the outcomes between the older elderly (≥75 years) and their younger old counterparts (age, 65-74 years). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records from 269 biopsy-proven nonmetastatic cervical cancer patients treated with external radiotherapy and intracavitary brachytherapy at the departments of radiation oncology in 2 different universities...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597183/discrepancies-between-nccn-and-esmo-guidelines-in-the-management-of-anal-cancer-a-qualitative-review
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REVIEW
Natalie Johnson, Gianluca Pellino, Constantinos Simillis, Shengyang Qiu, Stella Nikolaou, Daniel L Baird, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Paris P Tekkis, Christos Kontovounisios
There is an ever-growing need, with the ongoing developments in research and the progress towards patient centered care, to delineate standardized protocols of management of anal cancer. However, guidelines from different societies show some degree of disagreement. This is a systematic review of the literature to identify similarities and discrepancies between the guidelines for the management of anal cancer drafted by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)...
June 8, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595223/-successful-combined-modality-therapy-for-an-advanced-malignant-mediastinal-non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-in-an-elderly-female
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Hirotoshi Suzuki, Osamu Araki, Muneo Minowa, Yoshifumi Matsuura, Yuji Matsumura
A 69-year-old woman was diagnosed with a germ cell tumor in the anterior mediastinum. Following 3 years follow-up, she experienced chest pain and an enlarging of the anterior mediastinal tumor and bilateral lung metastases were detected by chest X-ray. The tumor was diagnosed as a primary malignant mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumor by needle biopsy. After initial radiotherapy (12 Gy/4 Fr), she was subsequently treated with EP chemotherapy which achieved a partial response. Complete resection of the residual tumors in the mediastinum and right lung was performed...
June 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592379/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-men-aged-70-years-or-older-with-localised-prostate-cancer-undergoing-radical-radiotherapy
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G E C Osborne, S A Appleyard, D C Gilbert, C I Jones, C Lorimer, M Villanueva, E Peasgood, A Robinson, A Nikapota, A Ring
AIMS: Treatment decisions for men aged 70 years or over with localised prostate cancer need to take into account the risk of death from competing causes and fitness for the proposed treatment. Objective assessments such as those included in a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) might help to inform the decision-making process. The aim of this study was to describe the CGA scores of a cohort of older men with prostate cancer, evaluate potential screening tools in this population and assess whether any CGA component predicts significant acute radiotherapy toxicity...
June 4, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590338/surgery-as-part-of-radical-treatment-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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David A Waller, Sara Tenconi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the latest developments in surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma both in patient selection, surgical technique, and strategy. RECENT FINDINGS: The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer mesothelioma staging project has produced data to inform the 8th tumour node metastasis revision. The difficulty in clinical N staging and clinical T staging are highlighted and the importance of tumour volume is recognized. New imaging techniques can be utilized to assess tumour volume...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588799/determining-the-optimum-way-to-maintain-quality-of-life-for-very-elderly-patients-with-advanced-bladder-cancer-and-poor-performance-status-a-case-report
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Kenjiro Suzuki, Fuminari Hanashima, Suguru Shirotake, Kiichiro Kodaira, Koshiro Nishimoto, Takao Takahashi, Hideki Onishi, Masafumi Oyama
Locally advanced bladder cancer causes unpleasant symptoms such as irritative voiding symptoms, lower abdominal pain, gross hematuria and urinary retention, and lowers the quality of life. Treatment decisions in elderly patients may be difficult, as elderly patients are physically and psychologically different from younger patients. An 89-year-old male was referred to hospital for the treatment of an invasive bladder tumor with right hydronephrosis from tumor obstruction. The patient was elderly and did not have a good performance status; therefore curative radical cystectomy or chemotherapy was not indicated...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581675/concurrent-chemotherapy-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-elderly-patients-with-bladder-cancer-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Mark C Korpics, Alec M Block, Brendan Martin, Courtney Hentz, Ellen R Gaynor, Elizabeth Henry, Matthew M Harkenrider, Abhishek A Solanki
BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to compare the overall survival (OS) of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) versus radiotherapy (RT) alone in elderly patients (those aged ≥80 years) with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). METHODS: Patients aged ≥80 years with cT2-4, N0-3, M0 transitional cell MIBC who were treated with curative RT (60-70 Gray) or CCRT were identified in the National Cancer Data Base. Univariable and multivariable frailty survival analyses, as well as 1-to-1 propensity score matching, were used to isolate the association between CCRT and OS...
June 5, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566172/pattern-of-care-and-outcome-in-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma-data-in-151-patients-from-3-lombardia-hospitals
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Andrea Rigamonti, Francesca Imbesi, Antonio Silvani, Gianluca Grimod, Valentina Prone, Paola Gaviani, Antonio Ardizzoia, Ida Milanesi, Virginia Arienti, Elio Agostoni, Francesco Di Meco, Andrea Salmaggi
The appropriate treatment approach for elderly patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is unclear, although different studies suggest survival benefit in fit patients treated with radiotherapy and chemiotherapy after surgery. We performed a retrospective analysis of 151 patients older than 65years with GBM treated in 3 Lombardia Hospitals. In univariate regression analysis higher KPS (p=0.02), macroscopical total resection (p<0.003), radiotherapy (p<0.0001), chemotherapy (p<0.0001) and second line chemotheraphy (p=0...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551678/radiotherapy-of-primary-or-recurrent-bladder-cancer-in-the-very-elderly
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Stefan Janssen, Lisa Manig, Steven E Schild, Dirk Rades
AIM: The number of very elderly patients with cancer is growing and requires particular attention. The role of organ-sparing irradiation in patients with bladder cancer aged ≥80 years was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 29 very elderly (≥80 years) patients irradiated for bladder cancer, 12 characteristics were analysed for survival: indication, gender, age, Karnofsky performance score (KPS), T-/N-category, tumour grade, pack years, smoking during irradiation, radiation dose, interruption of irradiation >5 days and concurrent chemotherapy...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549414/phase-i-ii-study-of-induction-chemotherapy-using-carboplatin-plus-irinotecan-and-sequential-thoracic-radiotherapy-trt-for-elderly-patients-with-limited-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer-ld-sclc-torg-0604
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Yuki Misumi, Hiroaki Okamoto, Jiichiro Sasaki, Noriyuki Masuda, Mari Ishii, Tsuneo Shimokawa, Yukio Hosomi, Yusuke Okuma, Makoto Nagamata, Takashi Ogura, Terufumi Kato, Masafumi Sata, Sakiko Otani, Akira Takakura, Koichi Minato, Yosuke Miura, Takuma Yokoyama, Saori Takata, Katsuhiko Naoki, Koshiro Watanabe
BACKGROUND: The role of irinotecan for elderly patients with LD-SCLC has been unclear, and the timing of TRT combined with chemotherapy has not been fully evaluated. METHODS: Patients aged > 70 years with untreated, measurable, LD-SCLC, performance status (PS) 0-2, and adequate organ function were eligible. Treatment consisted of induction with carboplatin on day 1 and irinotecan on days 1 and 8, every 21 days for 4 cycles, and sequential TRT (54Gy in 27 fractions)...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544062/clinical-outcomes-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-elderly-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yuji Teraoka, Tomoki Kimura, Hiroshi Aikata, Kana Daijo, Mitsutaka Osawa, Fumi Honda, Yuki Nakamura, Kei Morio, Reona Morio, Masahiro Hatooka, Tomoki Kobayashi, Takashi Nakahara, Eisuke Murakami, Yuko Nagaoki, Tomokazu Kawaoka, Masataka Tsuge, Akira Hiramatsu, Michio Imamura, Yoshiiku Kawakami, Yasushi Nagata, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUND/AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in elderly patients. METHODS: From 2008 to 2015, 117 patients with HCC (≦3 nodules, ≦30 mm in diameter, Child-Pugh score ≦7, no vascular or extracellular metastasis) were treated with SBRT at our hospital. We evaluated overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), local control, and adverse events. Patients were stratified according to age 75 years and older (elderly group, n = 54) and age younger than 75 years (young group, n = 63)...
May 20, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542078/a-population-level-investigation-of-cancer-clinical-trials-participation-in-a-uk-region
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Conan B Donnelly, Amy C Wotherspoon, Melanie Morris, Richard H Wilson, Jingwen J Chen, Victoria Cairnduff, Eileen Morgan, Amy Devlin, Anna T Gavin
The aim of this study was to document cancer trial participation since establishment of the Northern Ireland Cancer Trials Network and investigate population and disease factors associated with trial participation. An independent cohort of over 51 000 cancer patients from the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry covering the same population (2007-2012) was linked to a database of 1316 interventional cancer trial participants in a UK region. The primary outcome measure was participation in an intervention clinical trial...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537491/could-radiotherapy-be-omitted-in-elderly-patients-receiving-breast-conserving-surgery
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Marco Krengli, Carla Pisani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527010/glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm-in-the-elderly-initial-treatment-strategy-and-overall-survival
#18
Scott M Glaser, Michael J Dohopolski, Goundappa K Balasubramani, John C Flickinger, Sushil Beriwal
The EORTC trial which solidified the role of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) plus temozolomide (TMZ) in the management of GBM excluded patients over age 70. Randomized studies of elderly patients showed that hypofractionated EBRT (HFRT) alone or TMZ alone was at least equivalent to conventionally fractionated EBRT (CFRT) alone. We sought to investigate the practice patterns and survival in elderly patients with GBM. We identified patients age 65-90 in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) with histologically confirmed GBM from 1998 to 2012 and known chemotherapy and radiotherapy status...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490931/treatment-and-outcomes-for-glioblastoma-in-elderly-compared-with-non-elderly-patients-a-population-based-study
#19
E R Morgan, A Norman, K Laing, M D Seal
PURPOSE: Elderly patients make up a large percentage of the individuals newly diagnosed with glioblastoma (gbm), but they face particular challenges in tolerating standard therapy, and compared with younger patients, they experience significantly shorter survival. We set out to compare clinical characteristics, treatment patterns, and outcomes in a non-elderly group (<65 years) and an elderly group (≥65 years) of patients diagnosed with gbm. METHODS: This retrospective population-based study used a province-wide cancer registry to identify patients with a new diagnosis of gbm within a 6-year period (2006-2012)...
April 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485335/radical-chemo-irradiation-using-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-in-elderly-patients-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-south-india
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J R Chalissery, P C Sudheeran, K M Varghese, K Venkatesan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility, tolerance and response of radical chemo irradiation using Intensity modulated Radiotherapy [IMRT] in elderly patients [age >65] with locally advanced head and neck cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients aged 65 and above [range 65 to 84years] registered in oncology outpatient unit in our institution between December 2011 to 2014, with stage III and IV head and neck cancer were treated with radical dose of radiotherapy using IMRT and concurrent chemotherapy with cisplatin 40mg/sq...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
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