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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147870/changes-in-body-composition-and-muscle-attenuation-during-taxane-based-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Hánah N Rier, Agnes Jager, Stefan Sleijfer, Joost van Rosmalen, Marc C J M Kock, Mark-David Levin
PURPOSE: Body composition parameters including low muscle mass, muscle attenuation (which reflects muscle quality) and adipose tissue measurements have emerged as prognostic factors in cancer patients. However, knowledge regarding the possibility of excessive muscle loss during specific systemic therapies is unknown. We describe the changes in body composition and muscle attenuation (MA) during taxane- and anthracycline-based regimens and its association with overall survival (OS) in metastatic breast cancer patients...
November 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145302/burkitt-lymphoma-and-cavernous-sinus-syndrome-with-breast-uptake-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct-a-case-report
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Florette Reyneke, Neo Mokgoro, Mariza Vorster, Mike Sathekge
RATIONALE: Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that arises in the B-cells. Cavernous sinus involvement is rare, especially in adults. Here we report an unusual case of a 30-year-old HIV-positive woman with BL and cavernous sinus syndrome who also had intense bilateral breast uptake, related to menstrual cycle. Fluorine-18 2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been found to be useful in the management of BL. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 30-year old female patient presented with a history of diplopia and headache...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142748/intraoperative-prediction-of-the-two-axillary-lymph-node-macrometastases-threshold-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-using-a-one-step-nucleic-acid-cytokeratin-19-amplification-assay
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Victoria Fung, Stan Kohlhardt, Patricia Vergani, Gregory J Zardin, Norman R Williams
The aim of the present study was to assess the sensitivity, specificity and practicality of using a one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) assay during breast cancer staging surgery to predict and discriminate between at least 2 involved nodes and more than 2 involved nodes and facilitate the decision to provide axillary conservation in the presence of a low total axillary node tumour burden. A total of 700 consecutive patients, not treated with neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, received intraoperative sentinel lymph node (SLN) analysis using OSNA for cT1-T3 cN0 invasive breast cancer...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138382/-a-case-of-retroperitoneal-abscess-due-to-acute-appendicitis-during-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
#4
Takaaki Oba, Kazuma Maeno, Kenichi Ito, Satoshi Ishizone, Takaomi Hanaoka
When acute appendicitis occurs in patients treated with chemotherapy, neutropenia and abdominal complaints caused by chemotherapy can contribute to the diagnostic difficulty, masking the increase in white blood cell(WBC)counts and physical findings of acute appendicitis. A 43-year-old premenopausal woman who was diagnosed with stage IIIA left breast cancer was scheduled for neoadjuvant chemotherapy includingfluorouracil plus epirubicin plus cyclophosphamide(FEC), followed by docetaxel and trastuzumab(DOC plus HER)...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132326/association-between-gene-expression-profile-of-the-primary-tumor-and-chemotherapy-response-of-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Cemile Dilara Savci-Heijink, Hans Halfwerk, Jan Koster, Marc Joan Van de Vijver
BACKGROUND: To better predict the likelihood of response to chemotherapy, we have conducted a study comparing the gene expression patterns of primary tumours with their corresponding response to systemic chemotherapy in the metastatic setting. METHODS: mRNA expression profiles of breast carcinomas of patients that later developed distant metastases were analyzed using supervised and non-supervised classification techniques to identify predictors of response to chemotherapy...
November 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128583/patients-experiences-with-decisions-on-timing-of-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
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K M de Ligt, P E R Spronk, A C M van Bommel, M T F D Vrancken Peeters, S Siesling, C H Smorenburg
INTRODUCTION: Despite potential advantages, application of chemotherapy in the neo-adjuvant (NAC) instead of adjuvant (AC) setting for breast cancer (BC) patients varies among hospitals. The aim of this study was to gain insight in patients' experiences with decisions on the timing of chemotherapy for stage II and III BC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 35-item online questionnaire was distributed among female patients (age>18) treated with either NAC or AC for clinical stage II/III invasive BC in 2013-2014 in the Netherlands...
November 9, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113650/laparoscopic-parenchymal-preserving-liver-resections-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-in-the-era-of-highly-effective-systemic-therapy-and-selective-internal-radiation-therapy-can-often-prevent-a-hemihepatectomy-with-video
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Mathieu D'Hondt, Frédéric Ververken, Frederiek Nuytens
BACKGROUND: Preservation of hepatic parenchyma is important in liver surgery to prevent postoperative liver failure and according to some reports it could offer a prolonged survival and lower recurrence rates compared to major hepatectomies in patients with colorectal liver metastases. However, laparoscopic parenchyma-preserving liver resections can be technically challenging. The aim of this video is to illustrate the concept of laparoscopic parenchymal-preserving liver resections after conversion chemotherapy with targeted therapy...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110729/penile-metastasis-from-rectal-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report
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Boubacar Efared, Gabrielle Atsame Ebang, Soufiane Tahirou, Layla Tahiri, Ibrahim Sory Sidibé, Fatimazahra Erregad, Aboubakry Sow, Nawal Hammas, Moulay H Farih, Laila Chbani, Hinde El Fatemi
BACKGROUND: Despite its rich vasculature, the penis is rarely involved by metastasis. Since the first description of penile metastasis in 1870, fewer than 500 cases have been reported in the literature. The pelvic organs are the main source of primary tumors that metastasize to the penis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 46-year-old Arabic man who presented with erectile dysfunction and painful induration of the penile root. Eight months ago, he had undergone abdomino-perineal resection for rectal adenocarcinoma after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy...
November 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100362/the-prognostic-significance-of-combined-androgen-receptor-e-cadherin-ki67-and-ck5-6-expression-in-patients-with-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Barbara Adamo, Giuseppina Rosaria Rita Ricciardi, Antonio Ieni, Tindara Franchina, Carmine Fazzari, Maria Vita Sanò, Giuseppe Angelico, Caruso Michele, Giovanni Tuccari, Vincenzo Adamo
Background: Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) represents a heterogeneous group of tumors with poor prognosis owing to aggressive tumor biology and lack of targeted therapies. No clear prognostic biomarkers have been identified to date for this subgroup. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study we evaluated the prognostic role of 4 different molecular determinants, including androgen receptor (AR), E-cadherin (CDH1), Ki67 index, and basal cytokeratins (CKs) 5/6, in a cohort of 99 patients with TNBC...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098099/life-threatening-irinotecan-induced-toxicity-in-an-adult-patient-with-alveolar-rhabdomyosarcoma-the-role-of-a-ugt1a1-polymorphism
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Arnaud Jannin, Benjamin Hennart, Antoine Adenis, Bruno Chauffert, Nicolas Penel
Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (AR) in adult patients is an exceptional malignancy. Management of AR is based on (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy combining ifosfamide, vincristine, and actinomycin D and local curative-intent surgery/radiotherapy. In cases of relapsing AR, the combination of temozolomide/irinotecan is regarded as a possible option. Here we describe life-threatening long-lasting toxicity related to the 1st cycle of irinotecan-based chemotherapy in a 56-year-old woman suffering from locally advanced and metastatic head and neck AR...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092024/characterization-of-male-breast-cancer-results-of-the-eortc-10085-tbcrc-big-nabcg-international-male-breast-cancer-program
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F Cardoso, J M S Bartlett, L Slaets, C H M van Deurzen, E van Leeuwen-Stok, P Porter, B Linderholm, I Hedenfalk, C Schröder, J Martens, J Bayani, C van Asperen, M Murray, C Hudis, L Middleton, J Vermeij, K Punie, J Fraser, M Nowaczyk, I T Rubio, S Aebi, C Kelly, K J Ruddy, E Winer, C Nilsson, L Dal Lago, L Korde, K Benstead, O Bogler, T Goulioti, A Peric, S Litière, K C Aalders, C Poncet, K Tryfonidis, S H Giordano
Background: Male breast cancer (BC) is rare, managed by extrapolation from female BC. The International Male BC Program aims to better characterize and manage this disease. We report the results of part 1, a retrospective-joint-analysis of cases diagnosed during a 20-year-period. Methods: Patients with follow-up and tumor samples, treated between 1990-2010, in 93 centers/nine countries. Samples were centrally analyzed in three labs (UK, NL, US). Results: Of 1822 patients enrolled, 1483 were analyzed; 63...
October 28, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091995/safety-and-efficacy-of-alternating-treatment-with-ep2006-a-filgrastim-biosimilar-and-reference-filgrastim-a-phase-3-randomised-double-blind-clinical-study-in-the-prevention-of-severe-neutropenia-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-receiving-myelosuppressive-chemotherapy
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K Blackwell, P Gascon, A Krendyukov, S Gattu, Y Li, N Harbeck
Background: In 2015, the biosimilar filgrastim EP2006 became the first biosimilar approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for commercial use in the United States, marketed as Zarxio®. This phase 3 randomised, double-blind registration study in patients with breast cancer receiving (neo)adjuvant myelosuppressive chemotherapy (TAC; docetaxel+doxorubicin+cyclophosphamide) compares reference filgrastim, Neupogen®, with two groups receiving alternating treatment with reference and biosimilar every other cycle...
October 28, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089784/cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-appendiceal-goblet-cell-carcinomas-with-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-results-from-a-single-specialized-center
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Hsin-Hsien Yu, Yutaka Yonemura, Mao-Chih Hsieh, Akiyoshi Mizumoto, Satoshi Wakama, Chang-Yun Lu
BACKGROUND: Goblet cell carcinomas (GCCs) of the appendix are rare and aggressive malignancies with early peritoneal dissemination. The aim of the present article is to describe our experience in the management of GCCs with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) through cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and to determine the impact of multiple clinical characteristics on the prognosis. METHODS: From a prospectively maintained database of patients receiving CRS and HIPEC for peritoneal surface malignancy, the data of 15 patients with GCC and PC were collected...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082373/gene-expression-profiling-in-breast-cancer-and-its-effect-on-therapy-selection-in-early-stage-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
E Nilüfer Güler
Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease. The purpose of adjuvant therapy for early-stage breast cancer is to provide maximum benefit with minimum side effects and not to under-treat or over-treat. The clinical progresses of patients with the same clinical and pathological characteristics who are given similar treatments may show major differences. This fact indicates that the prognostic and predictive factors that we have used until recent years for therapy selection are not really sufficient, we need new markers, every disease and every individual are unique and that treatment should be individualized...
October 2017: Eur J Breast Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042587/mir-302b-suppresses-osteosarcoma-cell-migration-and-invasion-by-targeting-runx2
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Yuanlong Xie, Wenchao Sun, Zhouming Deng, Xiaobin Zhu, Chao Hu, Lin Cai
Osteosarcoma patients with lung metastasis and local invasion remain challenging to treat despite the significant contribution of the combination of surgery and neo-adjuvant chemotherapy. Our previous microarray study demonstrated that miR-302b had significantly lower expression in osteosarcoma cell lines than in osteoblast cell lines. In the present study, we further elucidated the role of miR-302b in regulating the migration and invasiveness of osteosarcoma. MiR-302b expression was markedly down-regulated in osteosarcoma cell lines and clinical tumour tissues...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032372/parenchymal-sparing-surgery-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-multiple-colorectal-liver-metastases-is-a-safer-approach-than-major-hepatectomy-not-impairing-patients-prognosis-a-bi-institutional-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Matteo Donadon, Matteo Cescon, Alessandro Cucchetti, Matteo Cimino, Guido Costa, Benedetta Pesi, Giorgio Ercolani, Antonio Daniele Pinna, Guido Torzilli
BACKGROUND: The performance of parenchymal-sparing hepatectomy (PSH) versus major hepatectomy (MH) in patients with multiple colorectal liver metastases (CLM) is a matter that is yet debated. We investigated the outcome of patients with multiple CLM undergoing PSH instead of MH. METHODS: Databases at 2 institutions were reviewed. A propensity score-matched analysis was applied. Among 554 patients, 110 undergoing PSH and 110 undergoing MH were matched. They were similar in baseline characteristics, comorbidity, and tumor features...
October 14, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029986/radiofrequency-ablation-for-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases-initially-greater-than-25%C3%A2-mm-but-downsized-by-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-is-associated-with-increased-rate-of-local-tumor-progression
#17
Léonor Benhaim, Mostafa El Hajjam, Robert Malafosse, Jacques Sellier, Catherine Julie, Alain Beauchet, Bernard Nordlinger, Frédérique Peschaud
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a valid treatment for liver metastases from colorectal cancer (CRLM) smaller than 25 mm and unsuitable for surgical resection. Tumor size is predictive for local tumor progression (LTP). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether RFA is indicated for lesions >25 mm at presentation but <25 mm after chemotherapy. METHOD: Patients who underwent RFA for CRLM after chemotherapy (January 2004-December 2012) were reviewed...
October 10, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021882/primary-osteosarcoma-of-the-distal-fibula-treated-with-distal-fibulectomy-with-a-five-year-follow-up-a-case-report
#18
I Saadon, B Amit, A Zolquarnian, F Muhamad
Musculoskeletal tumours of the lower limbs especially malignant tumours are not common. The fibula is the site of primary bone tumours as reported in 2.4% of lower limb tumours with the proximal third being more frequently involved than the distal segment. Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumour of nonhaematopoietic origin, with distal fibular involvement in 0.47% of patients. The advances in imaging techniques and neo-adjuvant chemotherapy have now made it possible to accurately define the extent of tumour and plan limb salvage with tumour resection...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983229/inter-evaluator-heterogeneity-of-clinical-diagnosis-for-locally-advanced-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yasuo Hamamoto, Masanori Nojima, Yu Aoki, Takeshi Suzuki, Kenta Kawasaki, Kenro Hirata, Yasutaka Sukawa, Akira Kasuga, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Hiroya Takeuchi, Koji Murakami, Hiromasa Takaishi, Takanori Kanai, Yuko Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: Identifying clinical resectability of locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is important, although inter-evaluator heterogeneity (IEH) could exist, especially in borderline resectable (BLR) cases. To investigate the extent of heterogeneity, we conducted clinical diagnostic imaging questionnaires. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five cases with clinical T3 or T4 cases, which were treated with neo-adjuvant triplet chemotherapy followed by surgery, were selected as the model...
2017: Esophagus: Official Journal of the Japan Esophageal Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975996/laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-tumors-of-the-head-of-pancreas-10-cases-for-a-single-center-experience
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F Caruso, G Alessandri, G Cesana, G Castello, M Uccelli, F Ciccarese, R Giorgi, R Villa, B Scotto, S Olmi
OBJECTIVE: The tumors of the head of the pancreas are one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in Western countries. The current gold standard for these tumors is a Whipple procedure. This procedure did not change in its surgical steps since when it was initially introduced in 1935. More recently, a laparoscopic approach with similar outcomes has been described. The aim of this paper is to describe the laparoscopic surgical technique performed in our unit, reporting single center postoperative outcomes...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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