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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427503/oesophageal-cancer-which-treatment-is-the-easiest-to-swallow-a-review-of-combined-modality-treatments-for-resectable-carcinomas
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Bianca So, Loredana Marcu, Ian Olver, Raghu Gowda, Eva Bezak
Oesophageal cancer is a relatively uncommon malignancy, but with poor prognosis. Despite several treatment options that are available, the 5-year survival rates rarely exceed 40%. This review discusses the main challenges of oesophageal cancer, the available treatment options, and the most effective treatment in terms of overall survival. The outcomes of clinical trials show that neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy using cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil followed by oesophagectomy results in the greatest survival. However, the optimal chemotherapy and radiotherapy schedule remains unclear...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425130/histological-grading-based-on-poorly-differentiated-clusters-pdc-is-predictive-of-tumor-response-and-clinical-outcome-in-rectal-carcinoma-treated-with-neo-adjuvant-chemo-radiotherapy
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Luca Reggiani Bonetti, Simona Lionti, Federica Domati, Giuliana Pagliani, Elisabetta Mattioli, Valeria Barresi
AIMS: The clinical outcome of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer submitted to neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) is influenced by tumour response to treatment, which is reflected by tumour regression grade (TRG) and post-treatment (y) TNM stage. Little is known on the prognostic value of pre-treatment histopathological features of the tumour which may be useful to discriminate potential non-responders and to design tailored therapeutic strategies. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prognostic role of poorly differentiated clusters (PDC) of neoplastic cells in pre-treatment biopsies of rectal cancer submitted to neo-adjuvant CRT...
April 20, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411681/breast-pet-mr-imaging
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REVIEW
Amy Melsaether, Linda Moy
Breast and whole-body PET/MR imaging is being used to detect local and metastatic disease and is being investigated for potential imaging biomarkers, which may eventually help personalize treatments and prognoses. This article provides an overview of breast and whole-body PET/MR exam techniques, summarizes PET and MR breast imaging for lesion detection, outlines investigations into multi-parametric breast PET/MR, looks at breast PET/MR in the setting of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, and reviews the pros and cons of whole-body PET/MR in the setting of metastatic or suspected metastatic breast cancer...
May 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397346/magnetic-resonance-imaging-patterns-of-tumor-regression-in-breast-cancer-patients-after-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-and-an-analysis-of-the-influencing-factors
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ManMan Li, Bin Xu, Yingbo Shao, Hui Liu, BingJie Du, JunHui Yuan
The objective of this study was to analyze the patterns of breast tumor shrinkage in patients after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to evaluate the influential factors. Preoperative breast dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI was performed on 88 patients before NAC, every 2 weeks during their chemotherapy treatment, and the week before their surgery. The MRI enhancement pattern of the primary tumors was classified into one of four categories based on BI-RADS-MRI: type I (postcontrast mass image), II (multiple small masses image), III (postcontrast mass image with peripheral non-mass enhancement image), and IV (nonmass enhancement image)...
April 10, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371288/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-after-extra-pleural-pneumonectomy-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-is-feasible-without-fatal-pulmonary-toxicity-and-provides-good-survival
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Sameer Jhavar, Jessica Pruszynski, Alan Gowan, Teresa Boyle, Niloyjyoti Deb, Mehul Patel
AIM: To analyze patterns of failure, toxicity, relapse-free survival (RFS), and overall survival (OS) in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy following extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP). METHODS: We reviewed 18 charts of patients with MPM from 2005 to 2014 who underwent EPP followed by hemithoracic intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy dose delivery adhered to published lung dose constraints...
March 29, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349187/-primary-prostatic-sarcoma-a%C3%A2-rare-malignancy
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A Herlemann, D Horst, M D'Anastasi, A Kretschmer, C G Stief, C Gratzke
Primary prostatic sarcomas are rare, reportedly comprising less than 1% of all prostate malignancies. Most patients present with lower urinary tract symptoms due to bladder outlet obstruction. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is typically normal. Histological confirmation and staging by a computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the pelvis and abdomen are essential for diagnosis and treatment planning. The differential diagnosis includes sarcomatoid prostate cancer or benign spindle cell tumors...
March 27, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335887/trastuzumab-in-combination-with-weekly-paclitaxel-and-carboplatin-as-neo-adjuvant-treatment-for-her2-positive-breast-cancer-the-train-study
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Mette S van Ramshorst, Erik van Werkhoven, Ingrid A M Mandjes, Margaret Schot, Jelle Wesseling, Marie-Jeanne T F D Vrancken Peeters, Jetske M Meerum Terwogt, Monique E M Bos, Hendrika M Oosterkamp, Sjoerd Rodenhuis, Sabine C Linn, Gabe S Sonke
AIM: To determine the efficacy and safety of an anthracycline-free neo-adjuvant regimen consisting of weekly paclitaxel, carboplatin and trastuzumab in HER2-positive breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with stage II or III HER2-positive breast cancer received weekly paclitaxel ([P], 70 mg/m(2)), trastuzumab ([T], 2 mg/kg, loading dose 4 mg/kg) and carboplatin ([C], AUC = 3 mg ml(-1) min) for 24 weeks. In weeks 7, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 24, trastuzumab was administered without chemotherapy...
March 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335886/neoscope-a-randomised-phase-ii-study-of-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-oxaliplatin-capecitabine-or-carboplatin-paclitaxel-based-pre-operative-chemoradiation-for-resectable-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Somnath Mukherjee, Christopher Nicholas Hurt, Sarah Gwynne, David Sebag-Montefiore, Ganesh Radhakrishna, Simon Gollins, Maria Hawkins, Heike I Grabsch, Gareth Jones, Stephen Falk, Ricky Sharma, Andrew Bateman, Rajarshi Roy, Ruby Ray, Jo Canham, Gareth Griffiths, Tim Maughan, Tom Crosby
BACKGROUND: Oxaliplatin-capecitabine (OxCap) and carboplatin-paclitaxel (CarPac) based neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) have shown promising activity in localised, resectable oesophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A non-blinded, randomised (1:1 via a centralised computer system), 'pick a winner' phase II trial. Patients with resectable oesophageal adenocarcinoma ≥ cT3 and/or ≥ cN1 were randomised to OxCapRT (oxaliplatin 85 mg/m(2) day 1, 15, 29; capecitabine 625 mg/m(2) bd on days of radiotherapy) or CarPacRT (carboplatin AUC2; paclitaxel 50 mg/m(2) day 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)...
March 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331237/restricted-axillary-staging-in-clinically-and-sonographically-node-negative-early-invasive-breast-cancer-c-it1-2-in-the-context-of-breast-conserving-therapy-first-results-following-commencement-of-the-intergroup-sentinel-mamma-insema-trial
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T Reimer, A Stachs, V Nekljudova, S Loibl, S Hartmann, K Wolter, G Hildebrandt, B Gerber
Axillary lymph node status remains an important prognostic factor in early breast cancer. It is regarded as an indicator for (neo)adjuvant systemic treatment and postoperative radiotherapy of the regional lymphatics. Commenced in September 2015, the INSEMA trial is investigating whether operative determination of nodal status as part of breast conserving therapy (BCT) for early stage breast cancer (c/iT1-2 c/iN0) can be avoided without reducing oncological safety. After inclusion of 1001 patients there was general acceptance of the complex study design by patients and study doctors so that recruitment for the first randomisation (axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy [SLNB]: yes or no) achieved predicted case numbers...
February 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327917/fifth-ovarian-cancer-consensus-conference-of-the-gynecologic-cancer-intergroup-first-line-interventions
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A Karam, J A Ledermann, J-W Kim, J Sehouli, K Lu, C Gourley, N Katsumata, R A Burger, B-H Nam, M Bacon, C Ng, J Pfisterer, R L M Bekkers, A Casado Herráez, A Redondo, H Fujiwara, N Gleeson, O Rosengarten, G Scambia, J Zhu, A Okamoto, G Stuart, K Ochiai
The consensus statements regarding first-line therapies in women with ovarian cancer, reached at the Fifth Ovarian Cancer Consensus Conference held in Tokyo, Japan, in November 2015 are reported. Three topics were reviewed and the following statements are recommended: (i) Surgery: the subgroups that should be considered in first-line ovarian cancer clinical trials should be (a) patients undergoing primary debulking surgery and (b) patients receiving neo-adjuvant chemotherapy. The amount of residual disease following surgery should further stratify patients into those with absent gross residual disease and others...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314302/kras-mutant-status-may-be-associated-with-distant-recurrence-in-early-stage-rectal-cancer
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Michail Sideris, Jane Moorhead, Salvador Diaz-Cano, Amyn Haji, Savvas Papagrigoriadis
BACKGROUND/AIM: Total mesorectal excision combined with neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherary (CRT) and adjuvant chemotherapy, has been the standard treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Although TNM (Tumor, Node, Metastasis) classification for malignant Tumors is still the cornerstone in rectal cancer staging, there has been an effort to identify molecular biomarkers with additional prognostic or predictive value. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed molecular biomarkers on prospectively collected histological specimens and clinical data from a cohort of 135 consecutive rectal cancer cases who underwent radical excision in a tertiary center between 2011-2014 (males=87, females=48, age range=22-89 years, mean=64,67 years, SD=13...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282999/critical-decision-making-in-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-in-a-neo-adjuvant-treatment-era
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Francesca De Felice, Mattia Falchetto Osti, Vitaliana De Sanctis, Daniela Musio, Vincenzo Tombolini
In breast cancer management, the role of adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) has been the subject of intense controversy over the past several years, due to the improvement in neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) prescription. One of the most controversial questions regarding indication for adjuvant RT is whether or not RT is essential in patients with early stage disease at diagnosis. The value of adjuvant RT remains highly debatable in those patients with clinically negative nodes at the completion of NACT. Areas covered: This review is focused on this gray area and is intended to assist with clinical decision-making...
May 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272009/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-new-standard-for-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#13
Nabil Ismaili
Bladder cancer is the seventh most common cancer and the ninth most common cause of cancer deaths for men worldwide. Cystectomy with pelvic lymph nodes dissection is the standard local treatment of muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) (T2-T4). In the last decade, the management of MIBC had become multidisciplinary involving peri-operative chemotherapy (neo- or adjuvant chemotherapy). Randomized trials and meta-analyses confirmed the survival benefit of neoadjuvant chemotherapy before local treatment (surgery and/or radiotherapy)...
January 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258786/treatment-recommendations-for-older-women-with-breast-cancer-a-survey-among-surgical-radiation-and-medical-oncologists
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V C Hamelinck, A M Stiggelbout, C J H van de Velde, G-J Liefers, E Bastiaannet
PURPOSE: As older women with breast cancer (BC) are underrepresented in trials, it is often unclear what represents the best treatment option for this patient group. To understand how oncologists approach the management of BC in older patients, we assessed their treatment recommendations. METHODS: In an online survey, 106 surgical, 37 radiation and 31 medical oncologists provided a treatment recommendation for hypothetical patients aged >70 years. Scenarios included loco-regional therapy with patient age varying at 76 and 84 years; systemic therapy with Karnofsky performance score varying at 90 and 50%; neo-adjuvant therapy; and adjuvant chemotherapy in triple-negative BC...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251360/role-of-3d-in-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy
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Alexandros Charalabopoulos, Bruno Lorenzi, Ali Kordzadeh, Cheuk-Bong Tang, Sritharan Kadirkamanathan, Naga Venkatesh Jayanthi
PURPOSE: Two-stage minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has gained popularity in the surgical treatment of esophageal cancer. MIE's limitation is embedded in the construction of intrathoracic anastomosis. Various anastomotic techniques have been reported; however, the mechanical one remains the most commonly adopted. This pilot study aims to describe an efficient, safe, and reproducible way of performing a hand-sewn intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis in conjunction with short-term results using 2D and 3D thoracoscopic approaches...
March 1, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245287/study-of-association-and-molecular-analysis-of-human-papillomavirus-in-breast-cancer-of-indian-patients-clinical-and-prognostic-implication
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Saimul Islam, Hemantika Dasgupta, Anirban Roychowdhury, Rittwika Bhattacharya, Nupur Mukherjee, Anup Roy, Gautam Kumar Mandal, Neyaz Alam, Jaydip Biswas, Shyamsundar Mandal, Susanta Roychoudhury, Chinmay Kumar Panda
OBJECTIVES: Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes tumors primarily Cervical cancer. Recently, inconsistent reports came up in Breast cancer (BC) too. In India, despite treatment 70,218 BC patients die each year. So, we explored the association of HPV, if any, with BC prognosis in Indian pre-therapeutic (PT) and Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) patients with subsequent analysis of HPV profile. METHODS: HPV prevalence was checked and analysis of physical status, copy number, genome variation, promoter methylation and expression (mRNA and protein) of the prevalent subtype was done...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217830/relationship-between-alcohol-metabolism-and-chemotherapy-induced-emetic-events-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Toshitaka Uomori, Yoshiya Horimoto, Kaoru Mogushi, Joe Matsuoka, Mitsue Saito
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) can negatively affect quality of life and treatment compliance in breast cancer patients. Habitual alcohol consumption reportedly shows an inverse correlation with CINV, though the underlying mechanism is unknown. Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), one of the two ALDH isozymes, is reportedly the major factor among several genetic polymorphisms possibly affecting alcohol metabolism. More than 40% of Japanese have ALDH2 mutations, while almost all Westerners have the wild type...
February 20, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208865/adult-neuroblastoma-case-report-and-literature-review
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Vishwapriya Mahadev Godkhindi, Maheboob M Basade, Kamran Khan, Kiran Thorat
Neuroblastoma is the most common solid malignant neoplasm in the paediatric age group; accounting for 7% of all childhood malignancies, but neuroblastoma in adult, is a rare occurrence, finding mention in aeons of medical literature with an overall incidence of 1 in 10 million adults/year. We report the case of a 24-year-old male patient presenting with the complaints of progressive abdominal distention of 2 months duration. Multiple Detector Computed Tomography (MD-CT) of abdomen revealed a huge enhancing mass in the retroperitoneum abutting the left kidney, and a subsequent CT-guided biopsy and immunohistochemistry confirmed the diagnosis of ganglioneuroblastoma...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203424/a-phase-iii-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-of-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-paclitaxel-plus-cisplatin-versus-surgery-alone-for-stage-iia-iiib-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yan Zheng, Yin Li, Xianben Liu, Ruixiang Zhang, Zongfei Wang, Haibo Sun, Shilei Liu
BACKGROUND: The survival benefits of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for esophagus squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains controversial. The surgical procedure was not well defined in NAC strategy, in past trials. The different surgical procedure and different levels of lymphadenectomy may decrease the survival benefits from NAC. The new chemotherapy regimen with paclitaxel is promising. The purpose of this study is to confirm the superiority of paclitaxel, cisplatin and McKeown esophagectomy with total two-field lymphadenectomy compared with surgery alone for ESCC...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191807/neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-from-tertiary-care-centre
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Deepti Sharma, Garima Singh
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in India. The incidence of LABC is 30%-40% in developing countries as compared to developed countries, lack of awareness and screening programmes in developing countries are supposed to be main contributor of this increase incidence. The use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer has shown benefits in down staging of tumors, and increases the rate of breast conserving surgeries. AIM: The aim was to compare response rate (clinical and pathological), the disease free survival, and overall survival in two chemotherapy regime...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
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