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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742880/same-day-hiv-testing-with-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-versus-standard-care-for-persons-living-with-hiv-a-randomized-unblinded-trial
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Serena P Koenig, Nancy Dorvil, Jessy G Dévieux, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Cynthia Riviere, Mikerlyne Faustin, Kerlyne Lavoile, Christian Perodin, Alexandra Apollon, Limathe Duverger, Margaret L McNairy, Kelly A Hennessey, Ariadne Souroutzidis, Pierre-Yves Cremieux, Patrice Severe, Jean W Pape
BACKGROUND: Attrition during the period from HIV testing to antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation is high worldwide. We assessed whether same-day HIV testing and ART initiation improves retention and virologic suppression. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted an unblinded, randomized trial of standard ART initiation versus same-day HIV testing and ART initiation among eligible adults ≥18 years old with World Health Organization Stage 1 or 2 disease and CD4 count ≤500 cells/mm3...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742468/single-ct-scan-prolongs-survival-by-extending-cancer-latency-in-trp53-heterozygous-mice
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Jennifer A Lemon, Nghi Phan, Douglas R Boreham
There is growing concern over the effects of medical diagnostic procedures on cancer risk. Although numerous studies have demonstrated that low doses of ionizing radiation can have protective effects including reduced cancer risk and increasing lifespan, the hypothesis that any radiation exposure increases cancer risk still predominates. In this study, we investigated cancer development and longevity of cancer-prone Trp53(+/-) mice exposed at 7-8 weeks of age to a single 10 mGy dose from either a diagnostic CT scan or gamma radiation...
July 25, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741984/multiple-ct-scans-extend-lifespan-by-delaying-cancer-progression-in-cancer-prone-mice
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Jennifer A Lemon, Nghi Phan, Douglas R Boreham
Computed tomography (CT) scans are a routine diagnostic imaging technique that utilize low-energy X rays with an average absorbed dose of approximately 10 mGy per clinical whole-body CT scan. The growing use of CT scans in the clinic has raised concern of increased carcinogenic risk in patients exposed to ionizing radiation from diagnostic procedures. The goal of this study was to better understand cancer risk associated with low-dose exposures from CT scans. Historically, low-dose exposure preceding a larger challenge dose increases tumor latency, but does little to impact tumor frequency in Trp53(+/-) mice...
July 25, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741839/feasibility-of-spacers-to-facilitate-postoperative-radiotherapy-for-retroperitoneal-sarcomas
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Jessica Reid, Richard Smith, Martin Borg, Christopher Dobbins, Raghu Gowda, Steve Chryssidis, Matthew Borg, Susan Neuhaus
INTRODUCTION: The role and timing of postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) in the management of retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS) remains controversial. METHOD: This is a retrospective cohort review of patients undergoing curative resection for RPS at a single institution between January 2011 and July 2016. Patient selection was through the South Australian Soft Tissue Tumour Multidisciplinary Group (MDT) based at Royal Adelaide Hospital. An individualised approach, including assessment of resectability, histopathological grade and subtype, and radiotherapy considerations, was taken for each patient...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741325/continuous-pain-and-swelling-after-humerus-fracture-in-an-86-years-old-woman
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M Herrera-Pérez, J Boluda-Mengod, R Muñoz-Ortus, M J Gutiérrez-Morales, J Pais-Brito
Metastases to bone are the most frequent cause of destructive lesions to the skeleton in adults . The tumours that are most likely to metastasize to bone are prostate (32%), breast (22%), kidney (16%), lung and thyroid. The typical distribution of metastatic lesions are to the spine, ribs, pelvis, and proximal limb girdles. The humerus is the second most common site for long bone metastases, behind only the femur in its frequency of involvement . It represents the 20% of all bony metastases. We present a clinical case of an 86 yo woman with a previous diagnosis of myofibroblastic sarcoma of the maxillaris who suffers a pathological fracture of the humeral shaft secondary to metastasis and was misdiagnosed and treated for a typical humeral fracture using and intramedullary pinning (Hackethal technique), producing the progression of the disease within the humeral shaft...
January 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741123/neoadjuvant-radiotherapy-is-associated-with-r0-resection-and-improved-survival-for-patients-with-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma-undergoing-surgery-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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Alicia A Gingrich, Sarah B Bateni, Arta M Monjazeb, Morgan A Darrow, Steven W Thorpe, Amanda R Kirane, Richard J Bold, Robert J Canter
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant radiotherapy (RT) is increasingly advocated for the management of soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Therefore, this study sought to characterize the impact of neoadjuvant RT on rates of R0 resection and overall survival (OS) in extremity STS patients undergoing surgery. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2012, the study identified patients with a diagnosis of extremity STS from the National Cancer Database. After exclusion of patients younger than 18 years, not treated by surgery, who had metastases at diagnosis, intraoperative RT, and missing or unknown data, 27,969 patients were identified...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741122/adherence-to-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-guidelines-is-associated-with-improved-survival-for-patients-with-stage-2a-and-stages-2b-and-3-extremity-and-superficial-trunk-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Rachel K Voss, Yi-Ju Chiang, Keila E Torres, B Ashleigh Guadagnolo, Gary N Mann, Barry W Feig, Janice N Cormier, Christina L Roland
BACKGROUND: The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has instituted treatment guidelines for stage 2A and stages 2B and 3 extremity and superficial trunk soft tissue sarcomas (ETSTS). This study examined adherence to the NCCN guidelines and factors associated with nonadherent treatment and survival outcomes. METHODS: Patients with stage 2A and stages 2B and 3 ETSTS (n = 15,957) were categorized as undergoing adherent or nonadherent treatment based on the 2014 NCCN guidelines...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740917/phase-1-trial-of-preoperative-image-guided-intensity-modulated-proton-radiation-therapy-with-simultaneously-integrated-boost-to-the-high-risk-margin-for-retroperitoneal-sarcomas
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Thomas F DeLaney, Yen-Lin Chen, Elizabeth H Baldini, Dian Wang, Judith Adams, Shea B Hickey, Beow Y Yeap, Stephen M Hahn, Karen De Amorim Bernstein, G Petur Nielsen, Edwin Choy, John T Mullen, Sam S Yoon
PURPOSE: To conduct phase 1 and 2 trials with photon intensity modulated radiation therapy and intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) arms to selectively escalate the retroperitoneal sarcoma preoperative radiation dose to tumor volume (clinical target volume [CTV] 2) that is judged to be at a high risk for positive margins and aim to reduce local recurrence. We report on the IMPT study arm in phase 1. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients aged ≥18 years with primary or locally recurrent retroperitoneal sarcoma were treated with preoperative IMPT, 50...
January 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740564/can-diffusion-weighted-imaging-aid-in-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-sinonasal-masses-a-useful-adjunct
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Abanti Das, Ashu S Bhalla, Raju Sharma, Atin Kumar, Alok Thakar, Sreenivas M Vishnubhatla, Mehar C Sharma, Suresh C Sharma
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the role of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values at 3 Tesla in characterizing sinonasal masses. MATERIAL/METHODS: After ethical clearance, 79 treatment naive patients with head and neck masses underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including DWI at 3 Tesla using the following b values - 0, 500 and 1000 s/mm(2). Thirty-one patients were found to have sinonasal tumours and were subsequently analysed...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740403/primary-lung-sarcoma-treated-with-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-a-case-report
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Seung-Gu Yeo
Primary lung sarcoma (PLS) is an extremely rare, very aggressive malignancy. Surgical removal is considered the treatment of choice, and patients who have been given conventional radiotherapy have had inferior outcomes. This study is the first describing a case of PLS treated with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), which precisely targets a small tumor with a markedly higher biologically effective dose than conventional radiotherapy. The patient was an 82-year-old man who was diagnosed with primary lung leiomyosarcoma based on radiology, pathology, and immunohistochemical examinations...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739691/efficacy-in-vitro-of-caffeine-and-valproic-acid-on-patient-derived-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-and-rhabdomyosarcoma-cell-lines
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Kentaro Igarashi, Kei Kawaguchi, Tasuku Kiyuna, Takashi Murakami, Shinji Miwa, Scott D Nelson, Sarah M Dry, Yunfeng Li, Arun S Singh, Hiroaki Kimura, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Norio Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Fritz C Eilber, Robert M Hoffman
BACKGROUND/AIM: We have previously reported that caffeine (CAF) can enhance chemotherapy efficacy of bone and soft-tissue sarcoma established cell lines via cell-cycle perturbation. We subsequently tested the combination of valproic acid (VPA), a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, with caffeine on established human osteosarcoma cells in vitro. Both VPA and CAF caused concentration-dependent cell death of the osteosarcoma cell lines in vitro, and their combination was synergistic. We subsequently established patient-derived cell lines from undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) and rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), both of which are recalcitrant cancers...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739401/a-review-of-nasal-paranasal-and-skull-base-tumors-invading-the-orbit
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REVIEW
Morten Jørgensen, Steffen Heegaard
Tumors that invade the orbit are uncommon. The majority are meningiomas arising from the sphenoid ridge (66 %). Others are bone and cartilage tumors arising from the surrounding bones surrounding the orbit, pituitary adenomas, and epithelial tumors arising from the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. Meningiomas occur more often in females, whereas epithelial tumors have a predilection for males. Meningiomas and epithelial tumors typically present in the sixth decade of life, whereas bone tumors tend to affect individuals in their third decade of life...
July 21, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739192/fine-needle-aspiration-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-musculoskleletal-tumours
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Pedro Cardoso, João Rosa, João Esteves, Vânia Oliveira, Ricardo Rodrigues-Pinto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FNA and analyse its efficacy in enabling the initiation of treatment in musculoskeletal tumours. METHODS: A total of 130 FNA were performed (94 bone and 36 soft tissue lesions) guided by CT scan (n = 64), ultrasonography (n = 36) and radioscopy (n = 30). Diagnostic yield and accuracy were evaluated. A diagnosis was considered accurate when confirmed by histology or ulterior clinical/imaging evaluation...
July 21, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738297/endometrial-stromal-sarcoma-a-retropsective-analysis-of-factors-affecting-recurrence
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Reshu Agarwal, Anupama Rajanbabu, Indu R Nair, Chandramouli Satish, Georgeena Jose, U G Unikrishnan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the factors associated with disease free survival and overall survival in endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS). METHODS: This was a single institution retrospective analysis done at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. Records from January 2005 to October 2016 were analysed and 42 patients with ESS were identified. Clinicopathological, surgical management, adjuvant treatment and outcome data were collected. Disease free and overall survivals were analysed using Kaplan-Meier method and compared using log rank test...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738258/open-label-multicentre-randomised-phase-ii-study-of-the-epssg-and-the-itcc-evaluating-the-addition-of-bevacizumab-to-chemotherapy-in-childhood-and-adolescent-patients-with-metastatic-soft-tissue-sarcoma-the-bernie-study
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Julia C Chisholm, Johannes H M Merks, Michela Casanova, Gianni Bisogno, Daniel Orbach, Jean-Claude Gentet, Anne-Sophie Thomassin-Defachelles, Pascal Chastagner, Stephen Lowis, Milind Ronghe, Kieran McHugh, Rick R van Rijn, Magalie Hilton, Jeanette Bachir, Sabine Fürst-Recktenwald, Birgit Geoerger, Odile Oberlin
PURPOSE: We evaluated the role of bevacizumab as part of the multi-modality treatment of children and adolescents with metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) or non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma (NRSTS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients aged ≥6 months to <18 years were randomised to receive induction chemotherapy (four cycles of IVADo + five cycles of IVA, ±bevacizumab), surgery and/or radiotherapy, followed by maintenance chemotherapy (12 cycles of low-dose cyclophosphamide + vinorelbine, ±bevacizumab)...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738014/enhancer-of-zeste-homologue-2-ezh2-expression-in-synovial-sarcomas-as-a-promising-indicator-of-prognosis
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Ulviye Yalçınkaya, Nesrin Uğraş, Gonca Özgün, Gökhan Ocakoğlu, Adem Deligönül, Sibel Kahraman Çetintaş, Muhammed Sadık Bilgen
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a type of soft tissue sarcoma, often linked to poor survival. Although overexpression of enhancer of zeste homologue 2 (EZH2) has been associated with poor prognosis in different tumors, a few studies investigated this link in SS. Here, we analyzed the relationship between EZH2 expression and prognostic factors in SS. We included 29 patients with SS. Immunostaining of EZH2 was performed with (D2C9) XPTM Rabbit mAb antibody, and the results were classified as low EZH2 expression (negative or weak expression) and high EZH2 expression category (moderate or strong expression)...
July 24, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737559/complex-reconstruction-after-sarcoma-resection-and-the-role-of-the-plastic-surgeon-a-case-series-of-298-patients-treated-at-a-single-center
#17
Jonathan I Leckenby, Rachel Deegan, Adriaan O Grobbelaar
BACKGROUND: More than 1000 new patients present to the London Sarcoma Unit each year and between 5% and 10% require plastic surgery intervention. Advancements in radiotherapy and chemotherapy protocols combined with higher expectations for limb preservation has led to increased reconstructive challenges. Frequently, primary closure is achievable; however, larger tumors often require specialist reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review of all referred patients from the London Sarcoma Unit requiring reconstruction between February 2006 and January 2015 was performed...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736628/predictive-and-prognostic-biomarkers-in-personalized-gastrointestinal-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Helena Verdaguer, Tamara Saurí, Teresa Macarulla
Biomarkers play an important role in the detection and management of cancer patients. In gastrointestinal cancer, there is increasing interest in their development and validation according to specific tumor type. Prognostic biomarkers enable identification of patients with a more aggressive tumor evolution, while predictive biomarkers permit the identification of patients with a higher probability of responding or not to a specific treatment. Several biomarkers are currently widely employed in gastrointestinal cancers...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735509/diagnostic-utility-of-automated-surefish-dako-omnis-in-the-diagnosis-of-musculoskeletal-translocation-related-sarcomas
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Shintaro Sugita, Tomoyuki Aoyama, Yoshimasa Ito, Hiroko Asanuma, Taro Sugawara, Keiko Segawa, Yumika Ito, Noriaki Kikuchi, Mitsuhiro Tsujiwaki, Hiromi Fujita, Yusuke Ono, Tadashi Hasegawa
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is an essential tool for genetic diagnosis in daily pathological work. Almost full automation of FISH can be achieved with the recently released automated SureFISH platform (Dako Omnis, Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, USA). Its utility has been reported in HER2 amplification of breast and gastric carcinoma and ALK-rearranged lung cancer. Here, we examined the utility of automated SureFISH for the identification of rearrangement signals in translocation-related sarcomas (TRSs), including 11 EWSR1-rearranged and 10 synovial sarcoma cases, compared with non-automated conventional FISH using the same specimens...
July 22, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735378/a-phase-i-ii-trial-and-pharmacokinetic-study-of-mithramycin-in-children-and-adults-with-refractory-ewing-sarcoma-and-ews-fli1-fusion-transcript
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Patrick J Grohar, John Glod, Cody J Peer, Tristan M Sissung, Fernanda I Arnaldez, Lauren Long, William D Figg, Patricia Whitcomb, Lee J Helman, Brigitte C Widemann
PURPOSE: In a preclinical drug screen, mithramycin was identified as a potent inhibitor of the Ewing sarcoma EWS-FLI1 transcription factor. We conducted a phase I/II trial to determine the dose-limiting toxicities (DLT), maximum tolerated dose (MTD), and pharmacokinetics (PK) of mithramycin in children with refractory solid tumors, and the activity in children and adults with refractory Ewing sarcoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Mithramycin was administered intravenously over 6 h once daily for 7 days for 28 day cycles...
July 22, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
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