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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391026/radiopharmaceuticals-in-the-elderly-cancer-patient-practical-considerations-with-a-focus-on-prostate-cancer-therapy-a-position-paper-from-the-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology-task-force
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John O Prior, Silke Gillessen, Manfred Wirth, William Dale, Matti Aapro, Wim J G Oyen
Molecular imaging using radiopharmaceuticals has a clear role in visualising the presence and extent of tumour at diagnosis and monitoring response to therapy. Such imaging provides prognostic and predictive information relevant to management, e.g. by quantifying active tumour mass using positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). As these techniques require only pharmacologically inactive doses, age and potential frailty are generally not important. However, this may be different for therapy involving radionuclides because the radiation can impact normal bodily function (e...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359689/frailty-measure-is-more-predictive-of-outcomes-after-curative-therapy-for-endometrial-cancer-than-traditional-risk-factors-in-women-60-and-older
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Jane A Driver, Akila N Viswanathan
OBJECTIVES: To determine if readily obtainable markers of frailty predict disease-free survival (DFS) in elderly women with endometrial cancer treated with curative intent. METHODS: 88 consecutive women≥age 60 treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for stage I-IV endometrial cancer were included. We considered the following health deficits as markers of "frailty": albumin <3.5mg/dL, hemoglobin <10mg/dL, BMI<20kg/m,(2) unintentional weight loss, ECOG performance status ≥2, history of osteopenia or osteoporosis and Charlson comorbidity score...
March 27, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280606/utility-of-the-edmonton-frail-scale-in-identifying-frail-elderly-patients-during-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
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Brandon M Meyers, Humaid O Al-Shamsi, Sara Rask, Radhika Yelamanchili, Callista M Phillips, Alexandra Papaioannou, Gregory R Pond, Neera Jeyabalan, Kevin M Zbuk, Sukhbinder Kaur Dhesy-Thind
BACKGROUND: Frailty has been proposed by geriatricians as an indicator of functional age. The Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS) is a 15-point incremental scale; it is quick (<5 min), and simple to administer. We conducted an exploratory study to establish if the EFS add utility to clinician's expertise by determining if there was an association between EFS and receipt of chemotherapy in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. METHODS: The EFS was administered to stage II-IV CRC patients ≥70 years...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276698/the-role-of-checkpoint-inhibitors-immunotherapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly
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Assunta Sgambato, Francesca Casaluce, Cesare Gridelli
Immune checkpoint inhibition is a novel treatment modality that has brought a new hope to patients with advanced NSCLC. Several molecules targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA4) or programmed cell death 1 receptor/programmed death ligand-1 (PD1/PD-L1) pathways are under evaluation in NSCLC and three of them are currently approved: nivolumab and atezolizumab for advanced NSCLC after prior chemotherapy and pembrolizumab for advanced NSCLC expressing PD-L1 ≥ 1% after at least one prior chemotherapy regimen and > 50% as a first-line response...
February 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273043/frailty-and-inflammatory-markers-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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Tomohiro F Nishijima, Allison M Deal, Grant R Williams, Emily J Guerard, Kirsten A Nyrop, Hyman B Muss
We examined the associations between frailty and inflammatory markers, in particular neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR), in elderly cancer patients. We conducted cross-sectional analyses of data derived from the Carolina Seniors Registry (CSR), a database of geriatric assessments (GA) in older adults (≧65 years) with cancer. We included patients in the CSR who had a GA and complete blood count test before initiation of therapy. The primary outcome was frailty, determined using the 36-item Carolina Frailty Index (CFI)...
March 8, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241844/immune-profiles-of-elderly-breast-cancer-patients-are-altered-by-chemotherapy-and-relate-to-clinical-frailty
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Jithendra Kini Bailur, Graham Pawelec, Sigrid Hatse, Barbara Brouwers, Ann Smeets, Patrick Neven, Annouschka Laenen, Hans Wildiers, Christopher Shipp
BACKGROUND: Effective therapeutic management of elderly patients with cancer, on an individual basis, remains a clinical challenge. Here, we identify novel biomarkers to assess elderly patients (≥70 years of age) with breast cancer undergoing treatment with or without chemotherapy. METHODS: We performed comprehensive geriatric assessment and measured markers sensitive to alteration in ageing, including leukocyte telomere length, CMV serostatus, levels of circulating growth factors and cytokines, and immune profiling of T cell and myeloid populations in blood before and at 3 months and 12 months after initiation of therapy, using flow cytometry...
February 28, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236586/impaired-mobility-depressed-mood-cognitive-impairment-and-polypharmacy-are-independently-associated-with-disability-in-older-cancer-outpatients-the-prospective-physical-frailty-in-elderly-cancer-patients-pf-ec-cohort-study
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Frederic Pamoukdjian, Thomas Aparicio, Laurent Zelek, Marouane Boubaya, Philippe Caillet, Veronique François, Laure de Decker, Vincent Lévy, Georges Sebbane, Elena Paillaud
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of disability and the oncologic factors associated with disability in older outpatients with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Physical Frailty in Elderly Cancer patients (PF-EC) study (France) is a prospective bicentric observational cohort study. Two hundred and ninety outpatients with cancer were included. A cross-sectional analysis of oncologic factors and geriatric variables associated with disability that were collected using a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) was conducted...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226343/-diagnosis-and-risk-assessment-of-postoperative-complications-of-gastric-cancer-in-japan-and-korea
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Xiang Hu, Chi Zhang
Radical surgery of gastric cancer (D2 lymph node dissection) as the standard operation is widely used in clinical practice and satisfactory prognosis can be obtained in patients who receive radical gastrectomy. But surgical invasion can cause high morbidity of complications and mortality. The data of large-scale evidence-based medical clinical trials and large databases in Japan and Korea showed that anastomotic leakage, pancreatic leakage and abdominal abscess were the most common complications after gastrectomy, and the morbidity of complication was about 20% and mortality was about 1%...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209749/efficacy-and-safety-of-folfiri-regimen-in-elderly-versus-nonelderly-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-or-gastric-cancer
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Ji-Won Kim, Keun-Wook Lee, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Ju Hyun Lee, Yong Sang Hong, Jeong-Eun Kim, Sun Young Kim, Sook Ryun Park, Byung-Ho Nam, Sang-Hee Cho, Ik-Joo Chung, Young Suk Park, Ho-Suk Oh, Myung-Ah Lee, Hye Jin Kang, Young Iee Park, Eun-Kee Song, Hye Sook Han, Kyu Taeg Lee, Dong Bok Shin, Jung Hun Kang, Dae Young Zang, Jee Hyun Kim, Tae Won Kim
BACKGROUND: Irinotecan-based chemotherapy is a standard backbone of therapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) or gastric cancer (GC). However, there is still a paucity of information concerning the efficacy and safety of irinotecan-based regimens in elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using the patient cohort (n = 1,545) from the UGT1A1 genotype study, we compared the efficacy and safety between elderly and nonelderly patients with metastatic CRC (n = 934) or GC (n = 611) who received first- or second-line FOLFIRI (irinotecan, leucovorin, and 5-fluorouracil) chemotherapy...
March 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112777/slow-gait-speed-is-an-independent-predictor-of-early-death-in-older-cancer-outpatients-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
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F Pamoukdjian, V Lévy, G Sebbane, M Boubaya, T Landre, C Bloch-Queyrat, E Paillaud, L Zelek
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of gait speed for early death in older outpatients with cancer. DESIGN: Prospective bicentric observational cohort study. SETTING: The Physical Frailty in Elder Cancer patients (PF-EC) study (France). PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and ninety outpatients with cancer during the first 6 months of follow up in the PF-EC study. MEASUREMENTS: The association between usual gait speed over 4 m alone (GS) or included in the short physical performance battery (SPPB) and overall survival within 6 months following a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095145/performance-of-four-frailty-classifications-in-older-patients-with-cancer-prospective-elderly-cancer-patients-cohort-study
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Emilie Ferrat, Elena Paillaud, Philippe Caillet, Marie Laurent, Christophe Tournigand, Jean-Léon Lagrange, Jean-Pierre Droz, Lodovico Balducci, Etienne Audureau, Florence Canouï-Poitrine, Sylvie Bastuji-Garin
Purpose Frailty classifications of older patients with cancer have been developed to assist physicians in selecting cancer treatments and geriatric interventions. They have not been compared, and their performance in predicting outcomes has not been assessed. Our objectives were to assess agreement among four classifications and to compare their predictive performance in a large cohort of in- and outpatients with various cancers. Patients and Methods We prospectively included 1,021 patients age 70 years or older who had solid or hematologic malignancies and underwent a geriatric assessment in one of two French teaching hospitals between 2007 and 2012...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089304/management-of-prostate-cancer-in-elderly-patients-recommendations-of-a-task-force-of-the-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology
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REVIEW
Jean-Pierre Droz, Gilles Albrand, Silke Gillessen, Simon Hughes, Nicolas Mottet, Stéphane Oudard, Heather Payne, Martine Puts, Gilbert Zulian, Lodovico Balducci, Matti Aapro
CONTEXT: Prostate cancer is the most frequent male cancer. Since the median age of diagnosis is 66 yr, many patients require both geriatric and urologic evaluation if treatment is to be tailored to individual circumstances including comorbidities and frailty. OBJECTIVE: To update the 2014 International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) guidelines on prostate cancer in men aged >70 yr. The update includes new material on health status evaluation and the treatment of localised, advanced, and castrate-resistant disease...
January 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986531/patient-function-and-the-value-of-surgical-care-for-kidney-cancer
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Hung-Jui Tan, Joseph D Shirk, Karim Chamie, Mark S Litwin, Jim C Hu
PURPOSE: Frailty and functional status have emerged as significant predictors of morbidity and mortality for patients undergoing cancer surgery. To articulate the impact on value (ie quality per cost), we compared perioperative outcomes and expenditures according to patient function for older adults undergoing kidney cancer surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using linked SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results)-Medicare data, we identified 19,129 elderly patients with kidney cancer treated with nonablative surgery from 2000 to 2009...
May 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979468/sarcopenia-in-emergency-abdominal-surgery
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Rebecca C Dirks, Brandy L Edwards, Elizabeth Tong, Basil Schaheen, Florence E Turrentine, Amber Shada, Philip W Smith
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia, a loss of skeletal muscle mass associated with aging, is a practical measure of frailty and has been previously identified as a predictor of outcomes in surgical cohorts including cancer resection and elderly patients. We hypothesized that sarcopenia, as measured by preoperative computerized tomography (CT) scan, predicts mortality and morbidity in emergent laparotomy. METHODS: Institutional American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data were queried for adult patients who underwent open emergency abdominal surgery between 2008 and 2013...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942414/lung-cancer-in-elderly-patients
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REVIEW
Federico Venuta, Daniele Diso, Ilaria Onorati, Marco Anile, Sara Mantovani, Erino A Rendina
There is a worldwide-accepted evidence of a population shift toward older ages. This shift favors an increased risk of developing lung cancer that is primarily a disease of older populations. Decision making is extremely difficult in elderly patients, since this group is under-represented in clinical trials with only 25% of them historically opening to patients older than 65 years. For all these reasons, a "customized" preoperative assessment to identify physiological or pathological frailty should be encouraged since standard tools may be less reliable...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917433/death-among-elderly-patients-in-the-emergency-department-a-needs-assessment-for-end-of-life-care
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Rakhee Yash Pal, Win Sen Kuan, Yiwen Koh, Kuhan Venugopal, Irwani Ibrahim
INTRODUCTION: Elderly patients with serious chronic diseases often present to the emergency department (ED) in the last moments of their life, many with identifiable trajectories of dying: organ failure, advanced cancer and chronic frailty. These patients and their families may benefit more from good end-of-life (EOL) care provision than the standard resuscitative approach. This study aimed to determine the incidence and nature of death among patients aged ≥ 65 years in an ED, and characterise their trajectories of dying...
March 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892670/impact-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-elderly-breast-patients-in-taiwan-a-hospital-based-study
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Hsiu-Chuan Lee, Wei-Yu Chen, Wen- Tsung Huang, Kuo- Chen Cheng, Yu-Feng Tian, Chung-Han Ho, Chao- Jung Tsao, Yin- Hsun Feng
Purpose: Decisions as to whether to provide adjuvant treatment in older breast cancer patients remains challenging. Side effects of chemotherapy have to be weighed against life expectancy, comorbidities, functional status, and frailty. To aid decision-making, we retrospectively analyzed 110 women with breast cancer treated with a curative intention from 2006 to 2012. Survival data with clinical and pathological parameters were evaluated to address the role of adjuvant chemotherapy in this study population. Method: A total of 110 elderly (>70 years) patients that received mastectomy at two hospitals in Taiwan were observed retrospectively for a medium of 51 months...
October 1, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807726/the-preoperative-frailty-versus-inflammation-based-prognostic-score-which-is-better-as-an-objective-predictor-for-gastric-cancer-patients-80%C3%A2-years-and-older
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Jun Lu, Long-Long Cao, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jian-Xian Lin, Qi-Yue Chen, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Chang-Ming Huang
BACKGROUND: Due to increased life expectancy, the number of elderly patients with gastric cancer is increasing. This study was designed to determine the role of preoperative frailty (PF) as a risk factor for postoperative complications and prognosis in the oldest elderly gastric cancer patients undergoing curative resection. METHODS: A total of 165 patients older than 80 years who underwent radical gastrectomy for primary gastric cancer between 2000 and 2012 were analyzed...
November 2, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629666/approach-to-preventive-care-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Bachir Tazkarji, Robert Lam, Shawn Lee, Soumia Meiyappan
OBJECTIVE: To guide family physicians in creating preventive screening and treatment plans for their elderly patients. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: The MEDLINE database was searched for Canadian guidelines on primary health care and the elderly; guidelines or meta-analyses or practice guidelines or systematic reviews related to mass screening in those aged 80 and older and the frail elderly, limited to between 2006 and July 2016; and articles on preventive health services for the elderly related to family practice or family physicians, limited to English-language publications between 2012 and July 2016...
September 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579728/predictive-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-elderly-prostate-cancer-patients-the-prospective-observational-scoop-trial-results
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Chiara Della Pepa, Carla Cavaliere, Sabrina Rossetti, Marilena Di Napoli, Sabrina C Cecere, Anna Crispo, Carlo De Sangro, Emanuela Rossi, Dino Turitto, Domenico Germano, Gelsomina Iovane, Massimiliano Berretta, Carmine D'Aniello, Salvatore Pisconti, Luigi Maiorino, Bruno Daniele, Cesare Gridelli, Sandro Pignata, Gaetano Facchini
The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) represents the future of the geriatric oncology to reduce toxicities and treatment-related hospitalization in the elderly. Most patients receiving docetaxel for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer are in their seventies or older. We explored the efficacy of the CGA in predicting chemotherapy feasibility and response to docetaxel in a cohort of 24 patients aged at least 70. This was an observational, prospective study involving 24 patients who were 70 years of age or older and about to start chemotherapy with docetaxel for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer; we performed a CGA including five domains and divided our patients into 'healthy' and 'frail'; the relations between general condition and (i) early chemotherapy discontinuation and (ii) response to docetaxel were explored...
January 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
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