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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338923/minimally-invasive-hysterectomy-surgery-rates-for-endometrial-cancer-performed-at-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-nccn-centers
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Jennifer Bergstrom, Alessia Aloisi, Shannon Armbruster, Ting-Tai Yen, Jvan Casarin, Mario M Leitao, Edward J Tanner, Rayna Matsuno, Karime Kalil Machado, Sean C Dowdy, Pamela T Soliman, Stephanie L Wethington, Rebecca L Stone, Kimberly L Levinson, Amanda N Fader
OBJECTIVES: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is a quality measure for endometrial cancer (EC) established by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American College of Surgeons. Our study objective was to assess the proportion of EC cases performed by MIS at National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) centers and evaluate perioperative outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of women who underwent surgical treatment for EC from 2013 to 2014 was conducted at four NCCN centers...
January 12, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306921/building-a-high-quality-oncology-nursing-workforce-through-lifelong-learning-the-de-souza-model
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Mary Jane Esplen, Jiahui Wong, Esther Green, Joy Richards, Jane Li
AbstractCancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Along with increased new cases, cancer care has become increasingly complex due to advances in diagnostics and treatments, greater survival, and new models of palliative care. Nurses are a critical resource for cancer patients and their families. Their roles and responsibilities are expanding across the cancer care continuum, calling for specialized training and support. Formal education prepares nurses for entry level of practice, however, it does not provide the specialized competencies required for quality care of cancer patients...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304934/accounting-for-uncertainty-in-decision-analytic-models-using-rank-preserving-structural-failure-time-modeling-application-to-parametric-survival-models
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Iain Bennett, Noman Paracha, Keith Abrams, Joshua Ray
OBJECTIVES: Rank Preserving Structural Failure Time models are one of the most commonly used statistical methods to adjust for treatment switching in oncology clinical trials. The method is often applied in a decision analytic model without appropriately accounting for additional uncertainty when determining the allocation of health care resources. The aim of the study is to describe novel approaches to adequately account for uncertainty when using a Rank Preserving Structural Failure Time model in a decision analytic model...
January 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301526/validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-late-adolescence-and-young-adulthood-survivorship-related-quality-of-life-measure-laya-srql
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Diana Richter, Anja Mehnert, Florian Schepper, Katja Leuteritz, Crystal Park, Jochen Ernst
BACKGROUND: Cancer has adverse effects on patient's quality of life. As such, measuring quality of life (QoL) has become an integral part of psycho-oncological health care. Because adolescent and young adult patients have different needs in contrast to children and older cancer patients, instruments for adequately measuring QoL of cancer survivors in this age range are essential. As there is not a corresponding instrument in Germany, we aimed to validate the German version of the Late Adolescence and Young Adulthood Survivorship-Related Quality of Life Measure (LAYA-SRQL), a 30-item questionnaire covering 10 dimensions related to QoL...
January 4, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296802/patient-centered-care-coordination-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Nandita Khera, Patricia Martin, Kristen Edsall, Anthony Bonagura, Linda J Burns, Mark Juckett, Olivia King, C Frederick LeMaistre, Navneet S Majhail
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is an expensive, resource-intensive, and medically complicated modality for treatment of many hematologic disorders. A well-defined care coordination model through the continuum can help improve health care delivery for this high-cost, high-risk medical technology. In addition to the patients and their families, key stakeholders include not only the transplantation physicians and care teams (including subspecialists), but also hematologists/oncologists in private and academic-affiliated practices...
August 22, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289519/contemporary-patterns-of-multidisciplinary-care-in-patients-with-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Lauren C Harshman, Abhishek Tripathi, Matthew Kaag, Jason A Efstathiou, Andrea B Apolo, Jean H Hoffman-Censits, Walter M Stadler, Evan Y Yu, Bernard H Bochner, Eila C Skinner, Tracy Downs, Anne E Kiltie, Dean F Bajorin, Khurshid Guru, William U Shipley, Gary D Steinberg, Noah M Hahn, Srikala S Sridhar
BACKGROUND: Multidisciplinary clinics integrate the expertise of several specialties to provide effective treatment to patients. This exposure is especially relevant in the management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), which requires critical input from urology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology, among other supportive specialties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, we sought to catalog the different styles of multidisciplinary care models used in the management of MIBC and to identify barriers to their implementation...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284761/refugees-in-conflict-creating-a-bridge-between-traditional-and-conventional-health-belief-models
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Eran Ben-Arye, Massimo Bonucci, Michel Daher, Rejin Kebudi, Bashar Saad, Thomas Breitkreuz, Maryam Rassouli, Elio Rossi, Nahla Gafer, Omar Nimri, Mohamed Hablas, Gunver Sophia Kienle, Noah Samuels, Michael Silbermann
The recent wave of migration from Middle Eastern countries to Europe presents significant challenges to the European health profession. These include the inevitable communication gap created by differences in health care beliefs between European oncologists, health care practitioners, and refugee patients. This article presents the conclusions of a workshop attended by a group of clinicians and researchers affiliated with the Middle East Cancer Consortium, as well as four European-based health-related organizations...
December 28, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280443/prado-a-palliative-care-model-for-every-radiation-oncology-practice
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Timur Mitin, Charles R Thomas, Jerry J Jaboin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278737/network-science-in-clinical-trials-a-patient-centered-approach
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REVIEW
Venkata Manem, Roberto Salgado, Philippe Aftimos, Christos Sotiriou, Benjamin Haibe-Kains
There has been a paradigm shift in translational oncology with the advent of novel molecular diagnostic tools in the clinic. However, several challenges are associated with the integration of these sophisticated tools into clinical oncology and daily practice. High-throughput profiling at the DNA, RNA and protein levels (omics) generate a massive amount of data. The analysis and interpretation of these is non-trivial but will allow a more thorough understanding of cancer. Linear modelling of the data as it is often used today is likely to limit our understanding of cancer as a complex disease, and at times under-performs to capture a phenotype of interest...
December 23, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274940/palliative-care-and-active-disease-management-are-synergistic-in-modern-surgical-oncology
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Erin M Sadler, Philippa H Hawley, Alexandra M Easson
Palliative care has long been described in medical literature but only recently is being discussed in the surgical domain. Mounting evidence suggests that early integration of palliative care improves patient outcomes and this is especially true of oncology patients. Thus, the pendulum is swinging toward recognizing that palliative care and active disease management are not mutually exclusive but rather synergistic in modern surgical oncology. Here we use a patient vignette to demonstrate the new challenges and possibilities in modern surgical oncology, we then discuss the historic perspective of palliative care and describe how the paradigm is shifting...
December 20, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273303/the-impact-of-two-triggered-palliative-care-consultation-approaches-on-consult-implementation-in-oncology
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Lisa D DiMartino, Bryan J Weiner, Laura C Hanson, Morris Weinberger, Sarah A Birken, Katherine Reeder-Hayes, Justin G Trogdon
INTRODUCTION: Studies show palliative care delivered concurrently with cancer treatment improves outcomes, yet palliative care integration with inpatient oncology is underused. A promising approach to improve integration is a triggered palliative care consultation (TPCC). This study evaluated the impact of two TPCC approaches on consistency and quality of consult implementation, operationalized as uptake and timeliness, on solid tumor medical and gynecologic oncology services at an academic hospital...
December 19, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258319/bridging-the-cultural-divide-between-oncology-and-palliative-care-subspecialties-clinicians-perceptions-on-team-integration
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Erica V Tartaglione, Elizabeth K Vig, Lynn F Reinke
PURPOSE: Palliative care improves symptom burden, distress, patient and family satisfaction, and survival for patients with cancer. Oncology professional societies endorse the integration of palliative care into routine care for patients with advanced cancers. Despite this, cultural differences between medical subspecialties and the limited number of clinicians trained in palliative care lower the adoption of integrated care models. We assessed oncologists' and palliative care clinicians' perceptions about integrating oncology and palliative care using a nurse delivering palliative care to patients newly diagnosed with lung cancer...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246224/optimizing-clinical-and-organizational-practice-in-cancer-survivor-transitions-between-specialized-oncology-and-primary-care-teams-a-realist-evaluation-of-multiple-case-studies
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Dominique Tremblay, Catherine Prady, Karine Bilodeau, Nassera Touati, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Martin Fortin, Isabelle Gaboury, Jean Rodrigue, Marie-France L'Italien
BACKGROUND: Cancer is now viewed as a chronic disease, presenting challenges to follow-up and survivorship care. Models to shift from haphazard, suboptimal and fragmented episodes of care to an integrated cancer care continuum must be developed, tested and implemented. Numerous studies demonstrate improved care when follow-up is assured by both oncology and primary care providers rather than either group alone. However, there is little data on the roles assumed by specialized oncology teams and primary care providers and the extent to which they work together...
December 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244985/malignancy-related-hypercalcemia-in-advanced-solid-tumors-survival-outcomes
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Ricardo Emanuel de Oliveira Ramos, Milena Perez Mak, Michel Fabiano Silva Alves, Gustavo Henrique Munhoz Piotto, Tiago Kenji Takahashi, Leonardo Gomes da Fonseca, Marina Cavalcanti Maroja Silvino, Paulo Marcelo Hoff, Gilberto de Castro
Purpose Malignancy-related hypercalcemia (MRH) is associated with a dismal prognosis. The widespread use of bisphosphonates (BPs), availability of more effective drugs in cancer treatment, and improvement in supportive care might have attenuated its impact. Patients and Methods To assess overall survival (OS) of patients with MRH in a contemporary setting, we conducted a retrospective analysis of 306 patients with solid cancer hospitalized for symptomatic hypercalcemia. A multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression model was performed to evaluate possible prognostic factors associated with MRH...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244837/frailty-and-quality-of-life-among-older-people-with-and-without-a-cancer-diagnosis-findings-from-topics-mds
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Noralie Geessink, Yvonne Schoon, Harry van Goor, Marcel Olde Rikkert, René Melis
BACKGROUND: The number of older cancer patients is rising. Especially in older people, treatment considerations should balance the impact of disease and treatment on quality of life (QOL) and survival. How a cancer diagnosis in older people interacts with concomitant frailty to impact on QOL is largely unknown. We aimed to determine the association between frailty and QOL among community-dwelling older people aged 65 years or above with and without a cancer diagnosis cross-sectionally and at 12 months follow-up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244633/leveraging-the-global-health-service-partnership-model-for-workforce-development-in-global-radiation-oncology
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Omoruyi Credit Irabor, Vanessa Bradford Kerry, Juliet Matton, Wilfred Ngwa
A major contributor to the disparity in cancer outcome across the globe is the limited health care access in low- and middle-income countries that results from the shortfall in human resources for health (HRH), fomented by the limited training and leadership capacity of low-resource countries. In 2012, Seed Global Health teamed up with the Peace Corps to create the Global Health Service Partnership, an initiative that has introduced a novel model for tackling the HRH crises in developing regions of the world...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244632/delivery-of-global-cancer-care-an-international-study-of-medical-oncology-workload
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Adam Fundytus, Richard Sullivan, Verna Vanderpuye, Bostjan Seruga, Gilberto Lopes, Nazik Hammad, Manju Sengar, Wilma M Hopman, Michael D Brundage, Christopher M Booth
Background To our knowledge, there is no literature that has described medical oncology (MO) workload in the global context. Here, we report results of an international study of global MO workload. Methods An online survey was distributed through a snowball method via national oncology societies to chemotherapy-prescribing physicians in 65 countries. Countries were classified into low- or low-middle-income countries (LMICs), upper-middle-income countries (UMICs), and high-income countries (HICs) on the basis of World Bank criteria...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244270/vaginal-cuff-recurrence-after-radical-cystectomy-an-under-studied-site-of-bladder-cancer-relapse
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Fabio Zattoni, Alessandro Morlacco, Avinash Nehra, Igor Frank, Stephen A Boorjian, Prabin Thapa, R Jeffrey Karnes
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal cuff recurrence of tumor following radical cystectomy is a rare site of disease recurrence, however it has never been specifically studied. The aim of the study is to evaluate incidence, risk factors, and long-term oncologic outcomes of vaginal cuff recurrence in a cohort of female patients treated with radical cystectomy for invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 1985 to 2012, a prospectively maintained institutional bladder cancer registry was queried for vaginal cuff recurrence post radical cystectomy...
December 18, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242282/patient-reported-comorbidity-and-survival-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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Grant R Williams, Allison M Deal, Jennifer L Lund, YunKyung Chang, Hyman B Muss, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Emily J Guerard, Shlomit Strulov Shachar, Yue Wang, Kelly Kenzik, Hanna K Sanoff
BACKGROUND: Our ability to optimize the care of older adults with cancer and comorbid illnesses is insufficient because most clinical trials lack systematic measurement. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between patient-reported comorbidity and all-cause mortality using various comorbidity scoring algorithms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Carolina Senior Registry was linked with the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry to obtain mortality data...
December 14, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233937/provider-perspectives-on-use-of-medical-marijuana-in-children-with-cancer
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Prasanna Ananth, Clement Ma, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Leah Kroon, Victoria Klein, Claire Wharton, Elise Hallez, Ilana Braun, Kelly Michelson, Abby R Rosenberg, Wendy London, Joanne Wolfe
BACKGROUND: Although medical marijuana (MM) may have utility in the supportive care of children with serious illness, it remains controversial. We investigated interdisciplinary provider perspectives on legal MM use in children with cancer. METHODS: We sent a 32-item, cross-sectional survey to 654 pediatric oncology providers in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington characterizing MM practices, knowledge, attitudes, and barriers. Forty-eight percent responded; 44% (n = 288) were included in analyses...
December 12, 2017: Pediatrics
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