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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549309/switching-between-intravenous-and-subcutaneous-trastuzumab-safety-results-from-the-prefher-trial
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Joseph Gligorov, Giuseppe Curigliano, Volkmar Müller, Ann Knoop, Valerie Jenkins, Sunil Verma, Stuart Osborne, Sabine Lauer, Zuzana Machackova, Lesley Fallowfield, Xavier Pivot
AIM: To assess the safety and tolerability of switching between subcutaneous (SC) and intravenous (IV) trastuzumab in the PrefHer study (NCT01401166). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer completed (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy and were randomised to receive four cycles of SC trastuzumab, via single-use injection device (SID; Cohort 1) or hand-held syringe (Cohort 2), followed by four cycles of IV, or vice versa (the crossover period presented here) as part of their 18 standard cycles of adjuvant trastuzumab treatment...
May 23, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538407/unusual-jaw-metastasis-from-squamous-cell-lung-cancer-in-heavy-smoker-two-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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Aldo Pezzuto, Michelangelo Morrone, Elidon Mici
RATIONALE: Jaw metastasis is a very rare condition associated with lung cancer evolution. In this paper we present two cases of patients who underwent different approach.Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death worldwide. Survival depends on the staging and biology of tumor. Smoking may affect the prognosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: There are herein reported the cases of two patients affected by squamous cell lung cancer with spread to mandibular bone. DIAGNOSES: In the first case a computed tomography (CT scan) showed a large mass located in upper right lung , then bronchoscopy was performed with biopsies and the histology revealed a squamous cell carcinoma P63+ and TTF-...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529719/contemporary-surgical-management-of-synchronous-colorectal-liver-metastases
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REVIEW
Danielle Collins, Heidi Chua
Historically, the 5-year survival rates for patients with stage 4 (metastatic) colorectal cancer were extremely poor (5%); however, with advances in systemic chemotherapy combined with an ability to push the boundaries of surgical resection, survival rates in the range of 25-40% can be achieved. This multimodal approach of combining neo-adjuvant strategies with surgical resection has raised a number of questions regarding the optimal management and timing of surgery. For the purpose of this review, we will focus on the treatment of stage 4 colorectal cancer with synchronous liver metastases...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526012/the-pregnancy-and-fertility-prefer-study-an-italian-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study-on-fertility-preservation-and-pregnancy-issues-in-young-breast-cancer-patients
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Matteo Lambertini, Paola Anserini, Valeria Fontana, Francesca Poggio, Giuseppina Iacono, Annalisa Abate, Alessia Levaggi, Loredana Miglietta, Claudia Bighin, Sara Giraudi, Alessia D'Alonzo, Eva Blondeaux, Davide Buffi, Francesco Campone, Domenico F Merlo, Lucia Del Mastro
BACKGROUND: Fertility and pregnancy issues are of key importance for young breast cancer patients. Despite several advances in the field, there are still multiple unmet needs and barriers in discussing and dealing with these concerns. To address the significant challenges related to fertility and pregnancy issues, the PREgnancy and FERtility (PREFER) study was developed as a national comprehensive program aiming to optimize care and improve knowledge around these topics. METHODS: The PREFER study is a prospective cohort study conducted across several Italian institution affiliated with the Gruppo Italiano Mammella (GIM) group evaluating patterns of care and clinical outcomes of young breast cancer patients dealing with fertility and pregnancy issues...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521471/preoperative-peripheral-blood-neutrophil-count-predicts-long-term-outcomes-following-hepatic-resection-for-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Koichiro Haruki, Hiroaki Shiba, Yuki Fujiwara, Kenei Furukawa, Tomonori Iida, Masahisa Ohkuma, Masaichi Ogawa, Yuichi Ishida, Takeyuki Misawa, Katsuhiko Yanaga
Preoperative systemic inflammatory response is associated with a poor long-term prognosis following resection surgery for malignant tumors. Several markers of systemic inflammation have been reported to be associated with the outcome; however, they have not currently been fully investigated. Therefore, the association between preoperative peripheral blood neutrophil count and oncological outcome following hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) was retrospectively investigated. The present study comprised 89 patients who had undergone hepatic resection for CRLM between January 2000 and March 2010...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509807/treatment-of-retroperitoneal-sarcoma-current-standards-and-new-developments
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Winan J van Houdt, Shane Zaidi, Christina Messiou, Khin Thway, Dirk C Strauss, Robin L Jones
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Retroperitoneal sarcomas are rare tumors and with complex treatment. In this manuscript we give an overview of current standards in treatment of this disease and discuss new developments. RECENT FINDINGS: Surgery with complete resection of the primary tumor is still the only curative modality. The role of preoperative radiotherapy is not clear and is currently being investigated in a clinical trial. Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy is not the standard of care but can be considered occasionally when complete resection is uncertain...
May 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491135/highlights-from-the-15th-st-gallen-international-breast-cancer-conference-15-18-march-2017-vienna-tailored-treatments-for-patients-with-early-breast-cancer
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Consuelo Morigi
The 15th St Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference was held in Vienna for the second time, from 15th-18th March 2017. 4000 people from 105 countries all over the world were invited to take part in the event. The real highlight of the conference was the last day with the International Consensus Session which was chaired by around 50 experts on breast cancer worldwide. With reference to data from scientific research, the consensus panel tried to offer guidelines for the management of breast cancer with the aim of providing patients with optimal treatment...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488799/systematic-review-of-exercise-training-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-during-treatment
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REVIEW
Stefanus J van Rooijen, Maartje A Engelen, Celena Scheede-Bergdahl, Francesco Carli, Rudi Mh Roumen, Gerrit D Slooter, Goof Schep
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal cancer surgery results in considerable postoperative morbidity, mortality and reduced quality of life. Since many patients will undergo additional (neo)adjuvant therapy, it is imperative that each individual optimize their physical function. To elucidate the potential of exercise in patient optimization, we investigated the evidence for an exercise program before and after surgical treatment in colorectal cancer patients. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted according to the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, the guidelines of the Physical Therapy Journal and the PRISMA guidelines...
May 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482877/electronic-patient-self-reporting-of-adverse-events-patient-information-and-advice-erapid-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-systemic-cancer-treatment
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Kate Absolom, Patricia Holch, Lorraine Warrington, Faye Samy, Claire Hulme, Jenny Hewison, Carolyn Morris, Leon Bamforth, Mark Conner, Julia Brown, Galina Velikova
BACKGROUND: eRAPID (electronic patient self-Reporting of Adverse-events: Patient Information and aDvice) is an internet based system for patients to self-report symptoms and side effects (adverse events or AE) of cancer treatments. eRAPID allows AE reporting from home and patient reported data is accessible via Electronic Patient Records (EPR) for use in routine care. The system can generate alerts to clinical teams for severe AE and provides patient advice on managing mild AEs. The overall aims of eRAPID are to improve the safe delivery of cancer treatments, enhance patient care and standardise AE documentation...
May 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469332/taxane-combination-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-experience-from-a-tertiary-cancer-centre-in-india
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Jyoti Bajpai, Deepa Susan, Vijay Patil, Reena Nair, Jaya Ghosh, R A Badwe, Sudeep Gupta
AIMS: Docetaxel, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide (TAC) is an intensive chemotherapy regimen; however, being highly myelosuppressive, its usage is limited in developing countries and hence merits exploration for feasibility and efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective audit of medical records of breast cancer patients receiving TAC chemotherapy) from 2004 to 2008. Demographic details, toxicity, and outcome analysis were carried out. RESULTS: A total of 133 patients (126 in [neo] adjuvant and 7 in metastatic setting) received TAC chemotherapy...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464906/adjuvant-radiotherapy-after-radical-cystectomy-for-patients-with-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-phase-ii-trial
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Valérie Fonteyne, Piet Dirix, Sara Junius, Elke Rammant, Piet Ost, Gert De Meerleer, Martijn Swimberghe, Karel Decaestecker
BACKGROUND: Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical cystectomy with extended pelvic lymph node dissection is considered to be the treatment of choice for patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). Despite this aggressive treatment the outcome is poor and ultimately, 30% of the patients with ≥pT3 tumors develop a pelvic recurrence. We hypothesize that postoperative adjuvant external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) might prevent local and lymph node recurrence and improve disease free- and overall survival as loco-regional recurrence is linked to the development of distant metastasis...
May 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460622/intravesical-chemotherapy-and-chemohypherthermia-in-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-an-overview-on-drug-administration-technologies-and-pharmacokinetics
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Fabio Campodonico, Savino Di Stasi, Gad M Lev, Carlo Terrone, Luca Bongiovanni, Francesca Mattioli, Vincenzo Pagliarulo, Carlo Introini
BACKGROUND: Tumor recurrence is the most expected clinical event after the resection of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, depending on histological findings of the initial lesion. In patients with low and intermediate risk of disease, the intravesical instillation of chemotherapy agents is recommended as a standard treatment to reduce recurrences. METHODS: A comprehensive review covering various aspects of different treatments with intravesical drugs is presented...
April 26, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454081/expression-characteristic-of-cxcr1-in-different-breast-tissues-and-the-relevance-between-its-expression-and-efficacy-of-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer
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Miao-Qun Xue, Jun Liu, Jian-Feng Sang, Lei Su, Yong-Zhong Yao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate chemokine receptor CXCR1 expression characteristic in different breast tissues and analyze the relationship between CXCR1 expression changes in breast cancer tissue and efficacy of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy. RESULTS: Chemokine receptor CXCR1 was lowly expressed in normal breast tissues and breast fibroadenoma, but highly expressed in breast cancer. It was significantly correlated with pathological stage, tumor cell differentiation, and lymph node metastasis (P < 0...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447240/relationship-between-ihc4-score-and-response-to-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer
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A Sheri, I E Smith, M Hills, R L Jones, S R Johnston, M Dowsett
AIMS: To determine whether IHC4 score assessed on pre-treatment core biopsies (i) predicts response to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in ER-positive (ER+) breast cancer; (ii) provides more predictive information than Ki67 alone. METHODS: 113 patients with ER+ primary breast cancer treated with neo-adjuvant chemotherapy at the Royal Marsden Hospital between 2002 and 2010 were included in the study. Pathologic assessment of the excision specimen was made for residual disease...
April 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444770/factors-associated-with-local-recurrence-in-operated-osteosarcomas-a-retrospective-evaluation-of-95-cases-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-a-resource-challenged-environment
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Rishi R Poudel, Vivek Tiwari, Venkatesan S Kumar, Sameer Bakhshi, Shivanand Gamanagatti, Shah Alam Khan, Shishir Rastogi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Local control of disease is one of the main goals of osteosarcoma management. We conducted a retrospective evaluation of 95 operated cases of osteosarcoma over 7 years to know about the factors associated with local recurrence in resource-challenged environment of the developing world. METHODS: The factors which were evaluated and compared between local recurrence and non-local recurrence groups included demographic profile, site of tumor, whether biopsy done outside, type of surgery (limb salvage or amputation), presence of pathological fracture, vicinity of neurovascular bundle, tumor volume, histological subtype, chemotherapy induced necrosis, surgical margins, and delay in surgery...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
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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REVIEW
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
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