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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930560/risk-of-secondary-cancers-in-women-with-breast-cancer-and-the-influence-of-radiotherapy-a-national-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Cheng-Yao Lin, Sih-Hao Chen, Chien-Cheng Huang, Shih-Feng Weng, Song-Tay Lee, How-Ran Guo, Shu-Chun Kuo, Shih-Bin Su
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide; thus, the prolongation of survival, and the incidence and risk factors, including radiotherapy, for developing secondary malignancies are important. We compared the incidence of secondary and new primary cancers in women with breast cancer (CA) and well-matched for age, geographic region, and monthly income cancer-free controls (CA). The risk for secondary cancers with and without radiotherapy was also compared in CA women. We enrolled 2422 CA patients and CA 12,110 controls...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894880/lymphoma-of-the-eyelid
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REVIEW
Frederik Holm Svendsen, Steffen Heegaard
Lymphoma of the eyelid constitutes 5% of ocular adnexal lymphoma. In previously published cases, 56% of lymphomas of the eyelid are of B-cell origin and 44% are of T-cell origin. The most frequent B-cell lymphomas are extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (27 cases--14%) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (18 cases--9%). T-cell lymphomas are most frequently mycosis fungoides (25 cases--13%), extranodal NK/T-cell, nasal type lymphoma (12 cases--6%) and primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (12 cases--6%)...
November 25, 2016: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893327/radiation-therapy-for-glioblastoma-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-endorsement-of-the-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-guideline
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Erik P Sulman, Nofisat Ismaila, Terri S Armstrong, Christina Tsien, Tracy T Batchelor, Tim Cloughesy, Evanthia Galanis, Mark Gilbert, Vinai Gondi, Mary Lovely, Minesh Mehta, Matthew P Mumber, Andrew Sloan, Susan M Chang
Purpose The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) produced an evidence-based guideline on radiation therapy for glioblastoma. Because of its relevance to the ASCO membership, ASCO reviewed the guideline and applied a set of procedures and policies used to critically examine guidelines developed by other organizations. Methods The ASTRO guideline on radiation therapy for glioblastoma was reviewed for developmental rigor by methodologists. An ASCO endorsement panel updated the literature search and reviewed the content and recommendations...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893210/impact-of-treatment-type-on-overall-survival-in-elderlybrazilian-women-with-breast-cancer
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Marcelo Adeodato Bello, Raquel Ferreira de Menezes, Brunna Silva, Rafael de Carvalho da Silva, Rousiane Silva Cavalcanti, Thayane de Fátima da Costa Moraes, Fabiana Tonellotto, Suzana Sales de Aguiar, Renata Brum Martucci, Anke Bergmann, Luiz Claudio Thuler
Objective: To analyze the survival of elderly patients with breast cancer according to the type of treatment used. Methods: A cohort study of women aged 80 or over with breast cancer registered with the Brazilian National Cancer Institute (Instituto Nacional do Câncer - INCA) between 2008 and 2009 was conducted. Prognosis was analyzed according to the cancer treatment performed: surgery, radiotherapy, or hormone therapy. Analysis of the overall 5-year survival rate was performed using the Kaplan - Meier method, and comparisons of curves were undertaken using the log-rank test...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891822/does-radiotherapy-still-have-a-role-in-unresected-biliary-tract-cancer
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Erqi L Pollom, Muthuraman Alagappan, Lesley S Park, Alice S Whittemore, Albert C Koong, Daniel T Chang
The benefits of radiotherapy for inoperable biliary tract cancer remain unclear due to the lack of randomized data. We evaluated the impact of radiotherapy on survival in elderly patients using the SEER-Medicare database. Patients in the SEER-Medicare database with inoperable biliary tract tumors diagnosed between 1998 and 2011 were included. We used multivariate logistic regression to evaluate factors associated with treatment selection, and multivariate Cox regression and propensity score matching to evaluate treatment selection in relation to subsequent survival...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886277/a-retrospective-analysis-on-two-week-short-course-pre-operative-radiotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-resectable-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Chen Shi, Hao Zhou, Xiaofan Li, Yong Cai
To validate that a two-week short-course pre-operative radiotherapy regimen is feasible, safe, and effective for the management of elderly patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC), we retrospectively analyzed 99 radiotherapy-naive patients ≥70 years of age with LARC. Patients received pelvic radiation therapy (3D-CRT 30Gy/10f/2w) followed by TME surgery; some patients received adjuvant chemotherapy. The primary endpoint was OS, while the secondary endpoints were DFS, safety and response rate. The median follow-up time was 5...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871805/the-survival-rate-and-larynx-preservation-in-elderly-cancer-patients-who-received-surgical-operation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Qin Wang, Yehai Liu, Guoqin Hu, Ruokun Wang, Yi Zhao, Ming Zhang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the efficiency of surgical operation for patients over 70 years with hypopharyngeal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the medical records from 68 patients over 70 years-old with hypopharyngeal cancer who underwent different therapeutic regimen between 2000 and 2009 was conducted. 36 of 68 patients underwent larynx preservation. All patients were treated with surgical operation and adjuvant radiotherapy. A Kaplan-Meier method was employed to calculate the survival rate...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868212/myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-acute-myeloid-leukemia-after-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Rong Wang, Amer M Zeidan, James B Yu, Pamela R Soulos, Amy J Davidoff, Steven D Gore, Scott F Huntington, Cary P Gross, Xiaomei Ma
BACKGROUND: To understand the impact of radiotherapy on the development of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) among elderly prostate cancer patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of elderly prostate cancer patients diagnosed during 1999-2011 by using the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare linked database. Competing risk analyses adjusting for patient characteristics were conducted to assess the impact of radiotherapy on the development of subsequent MDS/AML, compared with surgery...
November 21, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853043/postradiotherapy-small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-base-of-tongue-an-unusual-clinical-and-site-presentation
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V Jha, P Sharma, A K Yadav, A K Mandal
Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of the tongue is an extremely rare entity with only seven cases reported in literature till date. These are high-grade tumors with a dismal prognosis. There is much ambiguity regarding the classification, treatment protocols and prognostic factors of these tumors due to the paucity of studies. We describe an exceptionally rare and unusual case of small cell NEC of the base of tongue arising in an elderly man 6 years after receiving radiotherapy for the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma at the same site...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846840/exclusive-intraoperative-radiotherapy-for-invasive-breast-cancer-in-elderly-patients-70%C3%A2-years-proportion-of-eligible-patients-and-local-recurrence-free-survival
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Eric Lambaudie, Gilles Houvenaeghel, Amira Ziouèche, Sophie Knight, François Dravet, Jean Remy Garbay, Sylvie Giard, Hélène Charitansky, Monique Cohen, Christelle Faure, Delphine Hudry, Paul Azuar, Richard Villet, Pierre Gimbergues, Christine Tunon de Lara, Agnès Tallet, Marie Bannier, Mathieu Minsat, Michel Resbeut
BACKGROUND: To estimate the proportion of elderly patients (>70 years) with breast cancer eligible for an Exclusive IntraOperative RadioTherapy (E-IORT) and to evaluate their local recurrence-free survival rate. METHODS: This retrospective study examining two cohorts focuses on patients over 70 years old: a multi-centric cohort of 1411 elderly patients and a mono-centric cohort of 592 elderly patients. All patients underwent conservative surgery followed by external radiotherapy for T0-T3 N0-N1 invasive breast cancer, between 1980 and 2008...
November 15, 2016: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844454/painful-bone-metastasis-in-elderly-treated-with-radiation-therapy-single-or-multiple-fraction-regimen-a-multicentre-retrospective-observational-analysis
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S Falivene, D Pezzulla, R Di Franco, F M Giugliano, E Esposito, C Scoglio, B Amato, V Borzillo, M D'Aiuto, P Muto
BACKGROUND: Bone metastases are a frequent complication of advanced oncologic disease. Pain associated to bone metastasis is a major cause of morbidity in cancer patients, especially in elderly. AIMS: The aim of this multicentric retrospective observational study is to evaluate the efficacy of different schedules of radiation therapy in elderly patients in terms of pain relief. METHODS: 206 patients over the age of 60 were enrolled in 1 year time for a multicentre retrospective observational study...
November 14, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837464/bowel-obstruction-and-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-in-the-elderly-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Michele L Santangelo, Carlo Grifasi, Carmen Criscitiello, Mario Giuliano, Armando Calogero, Concetta Dodaro, Paola Incollingo, Niccolò Rupealta, Maria Candida, Gaetano Chiacchio, Eleonora Riccio, Antonio Pisani, Vincenzo Tammaro, Nicola Carlomagno
BACKGROUND: There are not guidelines for surgical management of malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) caused by peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC), mainly when it involves elderly; so its treatment is still debated. AIM: To outline indications and benefits of palliative surgery for obstructive carcinomatosis and determine what prognostic factors, including age, have independent and significant association with outcome. METHODS: We conducted English-language MEDLINE and EMBASE searches of articles published between 1998 and 2016, which reported outcome data after palliative surgery for MBO due to PC...
November 11, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837457/external-radiotherapy-for-breast-cancer-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Francesca Maria Giugliano, Sara Falivene, Emanuela Esposito, Rossella Di Franco, Matteo Muto, Massimiliano D'Aiuto, Paolo Muto
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy amongst elderly women and the main cause of mortality. A specific management for elderly woman is not clear because clinical trials are usually not customized for this subset of patients. AIMS: The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the available information on the main issues in the field of breast cancer radiotherapy in the elderly population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Authors discuss on different radiation treatments for breast cancer in the elderly, based on the data of the literature with a focus on new strategy: hypo-fractionation, accelerated partial breast irradiation, and the utility of a dose boost...
November 11, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834003/prediction-of-rehabilitation-needs-after-treatment-of-cervical-cancer-what-do-late-adverse-effects-tell-us
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Tina Broby Mikkelsen, Bente Sørensen, Karin B Dieperink
PURPOSE: Women treated for cervical cancer with radiotherapy and chemotherapy have reported serious bowel, vaginal, and sexual late effects. The purpose of this study was to describe late adverse effects, health-related quality of life, and self-efficacy in a representative Danish cervical cancer population in order to describe rehabilitation needs. METHODS: Women, mean age 55 years, treated for cervical cancer from January 2010 to July 2013, who were alive and without known relapse/metastases were included in this cross-sectional study...
November 10, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832697/the-complete-response-to-targeted-drugs-without-surgery-or-radiotherapy-a-case-of-pituitary-metastasis-from-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Mehrdad Payandeh, Masoud Sadeghi, Edris Sadeghi
Pituitary gland metastasis was seen in elderly patients, and the incidence of pituitary metastasis is 1% to 4% of all cancer patients. Renal cell carcinoma is a primary malignancy in only 2.6% of pituitary metastases. We reported a 50-year-old man with pituitary metastasis from renal cell carcinoma that had signs of diabetes insipidus. He had multiple lesions in both lungs, and bone scan involved L12 and L1 vertebrates. He was treated with combination bevacizumab 600 mg/month and sunitinib 50 mg/D for four weeks with two weeks rest for 6 months...
September 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819160/comparison-of-health-utility-weights-among-elderly-patients-receiving-breast-conserving-surgery-plus-hormonal-therapy-with-or-without-radiotherapy
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Askal Ayalew Ali, Hong Xiao, Rima Tawk, Ellen Campbell, Anastasia Semykina, Alberto J Montero, Vakaramoko Diaby
BACKGROUND: The selection of the most appropriate treatment combinations requires the balancing of benefits and harms of these treatment options as well as the patients' preferences for the resulting outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This research aimed at estimating and comparing the utility weights between elderly women with early stage hormone receptor positive (HR+) breast cancer receiving a combination of radiotherapy and hormonal therapy after breast conserving surgery (BCS) and those receiving a combination of BCS and hormonal therapy...
December 8, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807698/incidence-of-neuroepithelial-primary-brain-tumors-among-adult-population-of-emilia-romagna-region-italy
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Elisa Baldin, Stefania Testoni, Silvia de Pasqua, Salvatore Ferro, Fiorenzo Albani, Agostino Baruzzi, Roberto D'Alessandro
Incidence of neuroepithelial Primary Brain Tumors (nPBT) varies, ranging from 7.3 to 11.6 cases/100,000/year across Europe. We present incidence and survival of nPBT in the Emilia-Romagna region (ER), Italy. This study is the largest in Southern Europe. Specialists in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, oncology, radiotherapy, genetics, and pathology of ER notified all suspected nPBT adult cases residing in ER (4,337,966 inhabitants) observed during 2009. Furthermore, through ICD-9 discharge codes, we identified and reviewed all possible cases...
November 2, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806623/could-time-of-whole-brain-radiotherapy-delivery-impact-overall-survival-in-patients-with-multiple-brain-metastases
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Stephanie Chan, Leigha Rowbottom, Rachel McDonald, Liying Zhang, Georg A Bjarnason, May Tsao, Cyril Danjoux, Elizabeth Barnes, Henry Lam, Marko Popovic, Carlo DeAngelis, Edward Chow
OBJECTIVE: Whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) is commonly used to treat brain metastases. Previous studies have explored how radiotherapy treatment time can affect response. The present study evaluated the influence of treatment time on overall survival (OS) for cancer patients receiving WBRT. METHODS: Patients who received WBRT from 2004 to 2016 were included. Demographic information including age, performance status, primary site, dose, fraction, treatment time, and date of death were collected...
October 2016: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798905/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-in-octogenarians-in-clinical-practice
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Hirsh Koyi, Gunnar Hillerdal, Karl-Gustav Kölbeck, Daniel Brodin, Per Liv, Eva Brandén
BACKGROUND/AIM: Globally, an increasing proportion of cancer patients are aged >65 years and many are aged >70 years. Treatment of the elderly with lung cancer has, therefore, become an important issue. We performed a retrospective study of our patients to demonstrate how octogenarians with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are treated in real-life clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of all elderly (≥80 years) patients with NSCLC referred to the Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Karolinska Hospital, Sweden, 2003-2010, and followed until June, 2016...
October 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787380/is-surgery-indicated-for-elderly-patients-with-early-stage-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-era-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Nam P Nguyen, Juan Godinez, Wei Shen, Vincent Vinh-Hung, Helena Gorobets, Juliette Thariat, Fred Ampil, Jacqueline Vock, Ulf Karlsson, Alexander Chi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this article is to assess the influence of comorbidities among elderly patients (at least 70 year old) undergoing surgery for early stage nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to explore the tolerability and efficacy of surgery in relation to stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in this patient population. METHODS: A review of the literature on the prevalence of comorbidities among elderly patients with early stage NSCLC, and the impact of comorbidity factors on survival following surgery was conducted...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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