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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746017/tumor-evolution-heterogeneity-and-therapy-for-our-patients-with-advanced-cancer-how-far-have-we-come
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Wafik S El-Deiry, Barry Taylor, Joel W Neal
The clinical and molecular heterogeneity of various cancer types is well documented. In the era of precision oncology whereby molecular profiling of tumors is incorporated into clinical care, both intra- and intertumoral molecular and genetic heterogeneity have been described. Together, they impact patient treatment and outcomes. Host genetics and the tumor microenvironment impact on tumor evolution and heterogeneity through variations in immune cell infiltration, stromal variations, and selection pressures from hypoxia or nutrient stress, among others...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740896/the-big-data-effort-in-radiation-oncology-data-mining-or-data-farming
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REVIEW
Charles S Mayo, Marc L Kessler, Avraham Eisbruch, Grant Weyburne, Mary Feng, James A Hayman, Shruti Jolly, Issam El Naqa, Jean M Moran, Martha M Matuszak, Carlos J Anderson, Lynn P Holevinski, Daniel L McShan, Sue M Merkel, Sherry L Machnak, Theodore S Lawrence, Randall K Ten Haken
Although large volumes of information are entered into our electronic health care records, radiation oncology information systems and treatment planning systems on a daily basis, the goal of extracting and using this big data has been slow to emerge. Development of strategies to meet this goal is aided by examining issues with a data farming instead of a data mining conceptualization. Using this model, a vision of key data elements, clinical process changes, technology issues and solutions, and role for professional societies is presented...
October 2016: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734556/a-model-of-collaborative-spiritual-and-psychiatric-care-of-oncology-patients
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Larkin Elderon Kao, Hermioni N Lokko, Kathleen Gallivan, Vera O'Brien, John R Peteet
BACKGROUND: Many oncology patients see both chaplains and consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatrists during medical hospitalizations. Studies show that spirituality and mental health influence one another, and that patients often prefer that physicians understand their spirituality. Though models of inpatient chaplaincy-psychiatry collaboration likely exist, none are apparent in the literature. In this study, we present one model of chaplaincy-psychiatry collaboration, hypothesizing that both specialties would find the intervention helpful...
June 23, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731892/racial-differences-in-geographic-access-to-medical-care-as-measured-by-patient-report-and-geographic-information-systems
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Michelle S Wong, David T Grande, Nandita Mitra, Archana Radhakrishnan, Charles C Branas, Katelyn R Ward, Craig E Pollack
BACKGROUND: Geographic access-the travel burden required to reach medical care-is an important aspect of care. Studies, which typically rely on geographic information system (GIS) calculated travel times, have found some evidence of racial disparities in spatial access to care. However, the validity of these studies depends on the accuracy of travel times by patient race. OBJECTIVES: To determine if there are racial differences when comparing patient-reported and GIS-calculated travel times...
July 20, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730791/a-mathematical-optimization-model-for-efficient-assignment-of-inpatients-in-an-oncology-center-in-china
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Ming Lv, Bo Kou, Zhi-Li Zhou, Wen-Bo He
This paper addresses a problem for assignment of chemo-receiving inpatients in an oncology care center, which has not been addressed in the literature. Chemotherapy is regarded as one of the most effective treatments for cancer. In recent years, as cancer incidence increased, the number of patients admitted to a cancer treatment center has also been rising. How to balance the workload of medical service resources by planning admission of patients has become an essential problem that must be given consideration by policy- makers...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730789/quality-of-nursing-care-as-perceived-by-cancer-patients-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-four-european-countries
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Christina Adam, Elisabeth Patiraki, Chryssoula Lemonidou, Laurel Radwin, Andreas Charalambous, Melanie Charalambous, Agneta Berg, Katarina Sjövall, Jouko Katajisto, Minna Stolt, Riitta Suhonen
PURPOSE: To explore and compare cancer patients' perceptions on the quality of nursing care in four European countries. METHODS: Data were collected in Cyprus, Finland, Greece and Sweden. The sample comprised 596 hospitalized cancer patients. The quality of nursing care was measured using the "Oncology Patients' Perceptions of the Quality of Nursing Care Scale" (OPPQNCS). Patient characteristics were also collected. Analysis of variance was used to examine the effects of country on the perceptions of the quality of nursing care...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729355/insurance-clearance-for-early-phase-oncology-clinical-trials-following-the-affordable-care-act
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Kenneth L Kehl, Cheryl P Fullmer, Siqing Fu, Goldy C George, Kenneth R Hess, Filip Janku, Daniel D Karp, Shumei Kato, Cynthia K Kizer, Razelle Kurzrock, Aung Naing, Shubham Pant, Sarina A Piha-Paul, Vivek Subbiah, Apostolia M Tsimberidou, David S Hong
Purpose: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) required that private insurance plans allow clinical trial participation and cover standard-of-care costs, but the impact of this provision has not been well-characterized. We assessed rates of insurance clearance for trial participation within our large early-phase clinical trials program, before and after implementation of the requirement.Experimental Design: We analyzed the departmental database for the Clinical Center for Targeted Therapy (CCTT) at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721904/treatment-planning-system-calculation-errors-are-present-in-most-imaging-and-radiation-oncology-core-houston-phantom-failures
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James R Kerns, Francesco Stingo, David S Followill, Rebecca M Howell, Adam Melancon, Stephen F Kry
PURPOSE: The anthropomorphic phantom program at the Houston branch of the Imaging and Radiation Oncology Core (IROC-Houston) is an end-to-end test that can be used to determine whether an institution can accurately model, calculate, and deliver an intensity modulated radiation therapy dose distribution. Currently, institutions that do not meet IROC-Houston's criteria have no specific information with which to identify and correct problems. In the present study, an independent recalculation system was developed to identify treatment planning system (TPS) calculation errors...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717770/national-cancer-control-programme-in-india-proposal-for-organization-of-chemotherapy-and-systemic-therapy-services
#9
Seema Gulia, Manju Sengar, Rajendra Badwe, Sudeep Gupta
Cancer is a major health problem in India, with an estimated incidence of 1 million cases in 2012 that is likely to double in 2035 to approximately 1.7 million. The majority of cases are diagnosed in advanced stages, and approximately two thirds of patients die as a result of their disease. The mortality-to-incidence ratio is 0.68 in India, which is far higher than that in developed countries (approximately 0.38). One of the important reasons for this discrepancy is inequitable distribution and inaccessibility of health care resources in India...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717738/collaborative-pediatric-bone-tumor-program-to-improve-access-to-specialized-care-an-initiative-by-the-lebanese-children-s-oncology-group
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Raya Saab, Zeina Merabi, Miguel R Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Peter Noun, Gladys Gemayel, Elie Bechara, Hassan Khalifeh, Roula Farah, Nabil Kabbara, Tarek El-Khoury, Rasha Al-Yousef, Rachid Haidar, Said Saghieh, Toufic Eid, Samir Akel, Nabil Khoury, Layal Bayram, Matthew J Krasin, Sima Jeha, Hassan El-Solh
BACKGROUND: Children with malignant bone tumors have average 5-year survival rates of 60% to 70% with current multimodality therapy. Local control modalities aimed at preserving function greatly influence the quality of life of long-term survivors. In developing countries, the limited availability of multidisciplinary care and limited expertise in specialized surgery and pediatric radiation therapy, as well as financial cost, all form barriers to achieving optimal outcomes in this population...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716619/attachment-insecurity-in-advanced-cancer-patients-psychometric-properties-of-the-german-version-of-the-brief-experiences-in-close-relationships-scale-ecr-m16-g
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Philipp Rebecca, Vehling Sigrun, Scheffold Katharina, Grünke Britta, Härter Martin, Mehnert Anja, Schulz-Kindermann Frank, Lo Christopher
CONTEXT: Attachment insecurity refers to difficulty in trusting and relying on others in times of need. Its underlying factors attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance have been empirically associated with impaired coping in advanced cancer, and therefore should be considered in individually tailored medical and psychosocial treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the German translation of the Brief Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR-M16-G)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700277/pediatric-palliative-oncology-bridging-silos-of-care-through-an-embedded-model
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Erica C Kaye, Jennifer M Snaman, Justin N Baker
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July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700259/mixed-method-study-to-investigate-models-of-australian-integrative-oncology
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EunJin Lim, Janette L Vardy, Byeongsang Oh, Haryana M Dhillon
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the models of services and experiences of coordinators and directors engaged in providing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or integrative medicine (IM) in oncology centers throughout Australia. DESIGN: Fourteen leaders of IM programs from ten systematically selected Australian oncology centers were interviewed. Participants described their center's service model. Interview transcripts were thematically analyzed to identify underlying themes...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699940/association-of-stress-biomarkers-with-30-day-unplanned-readmission-and-death
#14
Carole Aubert, Antoine Folly, Mancinetti Marco, Daniel Hayoz, Jacques Donze
BACKGROUND: The theory that posthospitalization stress might increase the risk of postdischarge complications has never been investigated. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether serum levels of stress biomarkers at discharge are associated with readmission and death after an acute-care hospitalization. DESIGN: We prospectively included 346 patients aged ≥50 years admitted to the department of general internal medicine at a large community hospital between April 8, 2013 and September 23, 2013...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693520/strengthening-primary-health-care-teams-with-palliative-care-leaders-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-clinical-trial
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Joan Llobera, Noemí Sansó, Amador Ruiz, Merce Llagostera, Estefania Serratusell, Carlos Serrano, María Luisa Martín Roselló, Enric Benito, Eusebio J Castaño, Alfonso Leiva
BACKGROUND: The objective of the Balearic Islands Palliative Care (PC) Program is to improve the quality of PC through a shared model consisting of primary health care professionals, home-based PC teams, and PC units in hospitals. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), patients with advanced cancer and other terminal diseases benefit from early identification and proactive PC. We will evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention in which a PC leader is established in the primary health care center, and assess the effect of this intervention on the early identification of patients in need of PC, the efficient use of health care services, and direct health care costs...
July 10, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688161/identification-of-patients-with-cancer-with-a-high-risk-to-develop-delirium
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Elisabeth C W Neefjes, Maurice J D L van der Vorst, Bertha A T T Verdegaal, Aartjan T F Beekman, Johannes Berkhof, Henk M W Verheul
Delirium deteriorates the quality of life in patients with cancer, but is frequently underdiagnosed and not adequately treated. In this study, we evaluated the occurrence of delirium and its risk factors in patients admitted to the hospital for treatment or palliative care in order to develop a prediction model to identify patients at high risk for delirium. In a period of 1.5 years, we evaluated the risk of developing delirium in 574 consecutively admitted patients with cancer to our academic oncology department with the Delirium Observation Screening Scale...
July 7, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687924/definitive-chemoradiation-at-high-volume-facilities-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-glioblastoma
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Waqar Haque, Vivek Verma, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
The standard of care for glioblastoma (GBM) is maximal safe resection followed by concurrent chemoradiation (CRT). For several neoplasms, receipt of radiation treatment at high-volume facilities has been associated with improved overall survival (OS). The purpose of the present investigation was to determine if there was an association between receipt of CRT for GBM at facilities with a higher case volume and improved OS. The National Cancer Data Base was queried for patients with GBM diagnosed between 2006 and 2012 that received full-course CRT...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687578/a-practice-based-evaluation-of-distress-screening-protocol-adherence-and-medical-service-utilization
#18
Brad Zebrack, Karen Kayser, Deborah Bybee, Lynne Padgett, Laura Sundstrom, Chad Jobin, Julianne Oktay
Background: This study examined the extent to which cancer programs demonstrated adherence to their own prescribed screening protocol, and whether adherence to that protocol was associated with medical service utilization. The hypothesis is that higher rates of service utilization are associated with lower rates of adherence to screening protocols. Methods: Oncology social workers at Commission on Cancer-accredited cancer programs reviewed electronic health records (EHRs) in their respective cancer programs during a 2-month period in 2014...
July 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682666/oncology-and-palliative-care-integration-cocreating-quality-and-value-in-the-era-of-health-care-reform
#19
Tara L Kaufmann, Arif H Kamal
Recent payment reforms in health care have spurred thinking regarding how strengthened partnerships can cocreate quality and value. Oncology is an important area in which to consider further collaborations in patient care, as a result of increasing treatment complexity from an expanding armamentarium of interventions, large resource expenditures related to cancer care, and a growing disease prevalence related to an aging population. Many have highlighted the important role of palliative care in the routine care of patients with advanced cancer and high symptom burden...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681360/intact-protein-analysis-at-21-tesla-and-x-ray-crystallography-define-structural-differences-in-single-amino-acid-variants-of-human-mitochondrial-branched-chain-amino-acid-aminotransferase-2-bcat2
#20
Lissa C Anderson, Maria Håkansson, Björn Walse, Carol L Nilsson
Structural technologies are an essential component in the design of precision therapeutics. Precision medicine entails the development of therapeutics directed toward a designated target protein, with the goal to deliver the right drug to the right patient at the right time. In the field of oncology, protein structural variants are often associated with oncogenic potential. In a previous proteogenomic screen of patient-derived glioblastoma (GBM) tumor materials, we identified a sequence variant of human mitochondrial branched-chain amino acid aminotransferase 2 as a putative factor of resistance of GBM to standard-of-care-treatments...
July 5, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
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