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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161698/a-comparison-of-three-methods-for-the-detection-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-patients-with-early-and-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Eleni Politaki, Sofia Agelaki, Stella Apostolaki, Dora Hatzidaki, Areti Strati, Filippos Koinis, Maria Perraki, Georgia Saloustrou, Giannis Stoupis, Galatea Kallergi, Maria Spiliotaki, Tereza Skaltsi, Evi Lianidou, Vassilis Georgoulias, Dimitrios Mavroudis
BACKGROUND: We directly compared CTC detection rates and prognostic significance, using three different methods in patients with breast cancer (BC). METHODS: Early (n=200) and metastatic (n=164) patients were evaluated before initiating adjuvant or first-line chemotherapy, using the CellSearchTM System, an RT-qPCR for CK-19 mRNA detection and by double immunofluorescence (IF) microscopy using A45-B/B3 and CD45 antibodies. RESULTS: Using the CellSearchTM System, 37% and 16...
November 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159866/administration-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-stage-ii-iii-colon-cancer-patients-a-european-population-based-study
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Masoud Babaei, Yesilda Balavarca, Lina Jansen, Valery Lemmens, Felice N van Erning, Liesbet van Eycken, Evelien Vaes, Annika Sjövall, Bengt Glimelius, Cornelia M Ulrich, Petra Schrotz-King, Hermann Brenner
The advantage of adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT) for treating stage III colon cancer patients is well established and widely accepted. However, many patients with stage III colon cancer do not receive ACT. Moreover, there are controversies around the effectiveness of ACT for stage II patients. We investigated the administration of ACT and its association with overall survival in resected stage II (overall and stratified by low-/high-risk) and stage III colon cancer patients in three European countries including The Netherlands (2009-2014), Belgium (2009-2013), and Sweden (2009-2014)...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159744/treatment-and-outcome-of-synchronous-colorectal-carcinomas-a-nationwide-study
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A C R K Bos, R A Matthijsen, F N van Erning, M G H van Oijen, H J T Rutten, V E P P Lemmens
BACKGROUND: Synchronous colorectal carcinomas (CRC) occur in 1-8% of patients diagnosed with CRC. This study evaluated treatment patterns and patient outcomes in synchronous CRCs compared with solitary CRC patients. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with primary CRC between 2008 and 2013, who underwent elective surgery, were selected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry. Using multivariable regressions, the effects of synchronous CRC were assessed for both short-term outcomes (prolonged postoperative hospital admission, anastomotic leakage, postoperative 30-day mortality, administration of neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment), and 5-year relative survival (RS)...
November 20, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159031/solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-the-abdominal-wall-re-surfacing-as-unilateral-pleural-effusion-and-mass-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Xia Bi, Jixian Zhai, Carrie D Chun
Background: Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare fibroblastic mesenchymal neoplasms that were initially described in the pleura, but have been increasingly recognized to occur in other parts of the body. They have been traditionally regarded as indolent tumors that are rare to metastasize after surgical resection. Here, we describe a case of a Filipino female who initially presented with unilateral pleural effusion and mass, and was ultimately diagnosed with recurrent solitary fibrous tumor that originated from the abdominal wall...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158124/improved-survival-with-increased-time-to-radiation-and-sequential-chemotherapy-after-surgery-for-pn2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Karna Sura, Inga S Grills, Charles C Vu, Craig W Stevens, Hong Ye, Thomas M Guerrero
BACKGROUND: Currently, the ideal timing for postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) and chemotherapy is unknown. The present study evaluated their relative timing on overall survival (OS) using the National Cancer Database (NCDB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The NCDB was queried for patients from 2004 to 2012 with resected non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), pathologically involved N2 (pN2) nodes, and negative margins. All patients underwent adjuvant chemotherapy and external beam radiotherapy...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157817/cardioprotective-action-of-the-aqueous-extract-of-terminalia-arjuna-bark-against-toxicity-induced-by-doxorubicin
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Sarah Bishop, Shi J Liu
BACKGROUND: The aqueous extract of Terminalia arjuna (TA) bark (TAAqE) has been shown to have a direct inotropic effect on ventricular myocytes. Active constituents of TAAqE contain various flavonoids and proanthocyanidins, some of which are known to have antioxidant activities. Whether TAAqE affords a cardioprotective action against oxidative stress (OS) remains unclear. PURPOSE: Increased OS is one of the major mechanisms underlying cardiotoxicity induced by doxorubicin (DOX), a commonly-used anticancer agent...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157662/evaluation-of-guideline-adherence-in-colorectal-cancer-treatment-in-the-netherlands-a-survey-among-medical-oncologists-by-the-dutch-colorectal-cancer-group
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Lotte Keikes, Martijn G H van Oijen, Valery E P P Lemmens, Miriam Koopman, Cornelis J A Punt
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines are generated to preserve high-quality evidence-based care. Data on the implementation of guidelines into clinical practice are scarce, despite that guideline adherence prevents over- and undertreatment and correlates with survival. Therefore, we investigated guideline adherence for the systemic treatment in high-risk stage II and stage III colon cancer and metastatic colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In all Dutch hospitals (n = 88) 1 medical oncologist involved in colorectal cancer care was approached to participate...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157115/subgroup-analysis-based-on-prognostic-and-predictive-gene-signatures-for-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Hojin Moon, Yuan Zhao, Dustin Pluta, Hongshik Ahn
In treating patients diagnosed with early Stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), doctors must choose surgery alone, Adjuvant Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy (ACT) alone or both. For patients with resected stages IB to IIIA, clinical trials have shown a survival advantage from 4-15% with the adoption of ACT. However, due to the inherent toxicity of chemotherapy, it is necessary for doctors to identify patients whose chance of success with ACT is sufficient to justify the risks. This research seeks to use gene expression profiling in the development of a statistical decision-making algorithm to identify patients whose survival rates will improve from ACT treatment...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156889/chemotherapy-induced-oral-mucositis-prevention-is-possible
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E Una Cidon
BACKGROUND: Oral mucositis (OM) is an inflammation of the oral mucosa which occurs in 20-40% of patients receiving conventional chemotherapy (CM). Many different substances have been used separately to treat or prevent OM but no standard procedure has been settled as definitive. We conducted a prospective study to examine whether rinses with a mixture of soluble prednisolone, nystatin and salt water applied before the expected OM appears, would reduce the incidence of grade 2-3 OM in subsequent cycles of CM...
November 3, 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155611/can-chemotherapy-related-acute-care-visits-be-accurately-identified-in-administrative-data
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Monika K Krzyzanowska, Katherine Enright, Rahim Moineddin, Lingsong Yun, Melanie Powis, Mohammed Ghannam, Eva Grunfeld
PURPOSE: There is increasing interest in using administrative data to examine treatment-related complications that lead to emergency department (ED) visits or hospitalizations (H). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability of billing codes for identifying chemotherapy-related acute care visits (CRVs) among women with early-stage breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cohort was identified by using deterministically linked health databases and consisted of women who were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer who started adjuvant chemotherapy between 2007 and 2009 in Ontario, Canada...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155450/risk-of-ovarian-function-recovery-should-be-considered-when-switching-from-treatment-with-adjuvant-tamoxifen-to-aromatase-inhibitor-therapy-in-women-with-chemotherapy-induced-amenorrhea
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155194/a-case-of-prenatally-diagnosed-wilms-tumor-managed-with-laparoscopic-nephrectomy
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Amir Toussi, Candace F Granberg, Patricio C Gargollo
We present a case of prenatally diagnosed Wilms' tumor, subsequent operative approach and management. The patient was referred to our institution with an abnormal prenatal renal ultrasound. CT scan after delivery showed a multifocal enhancing left renal mass. She underwent an uncomplicated left laparoscopic radical nephrectomy and retroperitoneal lymph node sampling using a novel hidden incision endoscopic surgery (HIdES) technique. Final pathology revealed favorable histology Stage II Wilms' Tumor. She received adjuvant chemotherapy with Vincristine and Dactinomycin based on the EE4A regimen...
November 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154517/a-proposal-for-a-tailored-approach-to-diverting-ostomy-for-colorectal-anastomosis
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Lisa Manzenreiter, Georg Spaun, Michael Weitzendorfer, Rosalia Luketina, Stavros A Antoniou, Helwig Wundsam, Oliver O Koch, Klaus Emmanuel
BACKGROUND: The use of a protective stoma represents an important issue in colorectal surgery. Although evidence suggests that loop ileostomy may be superior, the optimal method for temporary decompression of colorectal anastomosis still remains controversial. Aim of this study was to make an evidence-based proposal for a tailored approach to the use of diverting colostomy or ileostomy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients subjected to creation and closure of a diverting loop colostomy or loop ileostomy between May 2007 and November 2014 in our institution was performed...
November 20, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154508/primary-gliosarcoma-epidemiology-clinical-presentation-management-and-survival
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Ruichong Ma, Delia-Marina Alexe, Davide Boeris, Erlick Pereira
Gliosarcomas are malignant tumours of the central nervous system. As glioblastomas (GBM), they are treated in a similar fashion. However there is growing evidence to suggest that they may be a separate entity. Due to the rarity of primary gliosarcomas (PGS)Here we publish single centre data over a 14-year period, comprising possibly one of the biggest case series in the literature to our knowledge. The mean age at presentation was 59 years with male preponderance (1.75:1). The most common presenting symptoms were balance and mobility issues (61%), followed by headaches (50%) and visual problems (39%)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154041/patient-characteristics-treatment-patterns-and-prognostic-factors-in-squamous-cell-bladder-cancer
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Haris Zahoor, Paul Elson, Andrew Stephenson, Georges-Pascal Haber, Jihad Kaouk, Amr Fergany, Byron Lee, Vadim Koshkin, Moshe Ornstein, Timothy Gilligan, Jorge A Garcia, Brian Rini, Petros Grivas
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an uncommon histologic subtype of bladder cancer with limited data on treatment patterns, outcomes, and prognostic factors. "Real world" information might inform decision-making, prognostic estimates, and clinical trial designs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with tissue-confirmed bladder SCC treated at Cleveland Clinic from 2007 to 2016 was performed. Data on patient characteristics, treatment patterns, and clinical follow-up were extracted...
October 17, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153701/is-distal-pancreatectomy-with-en-bloc-celiac-axis-resection-effective-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-multicenter-surgical-group-study
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Tomohisa Yamamoto, Sohei Satoi, Manabu Kawai, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Masayuki Sho, Ken-Ichiro Uemura, Ippei Matsumoto, Goro Honda, Ken-Ichi Okada, Takahiro Akahori, Hirochika Toyama, Masanao Kurata, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Hiroki Yamaue, Michiaki Unno, Masanori Kon, Yoshiaki Murakami
OBJECTIVES: We retrospectively investigated the operative outcomes of patients who underwent distal pancreatectomy (DP) for invasive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) located at the body and tail. METHODS: Data from 395 patients with PDAC who underwent DP with margin-negative resection (R0 or R1) were collected from seven high-volume centers in Japan from 2001 to 2012. Among them, 72 patients underwent DP with en-bloc celiac axis resection (DP-CAR). The remaining 323 patients underwent conventional DP with splenectomy (DP-S)...
November 14, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153625/the-role-of-pd-1-positivity-in-the-tumour-nest-on-clinical-outcome-in-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-radical-nephroureterectomy
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N Hayakawa, E Kikuchi, S Mikami, K Fukumoto, M Oya
AIMS: The role of PD-1 (programmed cell death 1) expression on the clinical outcome of upper tract urothelial carcinoma has not yet been elucidated in detail. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PD-1 expression was immunohistochemically examined in 181 upper tract urothelial carcinoma patients who underwent radical nephroureterectomy. A part of PD-1 protein expression in the tumour periphery and tumour nest was evaluated separately. The PD-1-positive cells were counted in the area showing the highest density of PD-1 expression at a magnification of 400×...
November 15, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153542/adherence-to-treatment-recommendations-and-outcomes-for-women-with-ovarian-cancer-at-first-recurrence
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Miriam Champer, Yongmei Huang, June Y Hou, Ana I Tergas, William M Burke, Grace Clarke Hillyer, Cande V Ananth, Alfred I Neugut, Dawn L Hershman, Jason D Wright
OBJECTIVE: Treatment selection for recurrent ovarian cancer is typically based on the duration of time between the completion of adjuvant, platinum-based therapy and the time of recurrence, the platinum free interval (PFI). We examined the use of, and outcomes associated with platinum-based chemotherapy based on the PFI in women with recurrent ovarian cancer. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare database was used to identify women aged >65years with epithelial ovarian cancer who underwent surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy and who developed a recurrence >3months after the completion of adjuvant therapy...
November 15, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153096/correlations-between-microsatellite-instability-ercc1-xrcc1-polymorphism-and-clinical-characteristics-and-folfox-adjuvant-chemotherapy-effect-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Liping Zhang, Jiangman Zhao, Bin Yu, Xinjiang Song, Guogang Sun, Lijiang Han, Lu Wang, Shu Dong
Patients with MSI colorectal tumor have good prognosis and cannot benefit from 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu)-based chemotherapy reported by previous studies. While, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) of ERCC1 and XRCC1 have be proved to influence clinical outcome of colorectal cancer patients treated with oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy. We aim to study the correlation between molecular status and clinical- pathological features, and their effect on CRC patients' clinical outcome treated with mFOLFOX6 adjuvant chemotherapy...
December 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152672/effectiveness-of-biosimilar-filgrastim-vs-original-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factors-in-febrile-neutropenia-prevention-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Isabel Puértolas, Alberto Frutos Pérez-Surio, María Aránzazu Alcácera, Raquel Andrés, María Del Tránsito Salvador
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe the effectiveness of biosimilar filgrastim and original granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs), lenograstim and pegfilgrastim, in febrile neutropenia (FN) prevention in breast cancer patients receiving docetaxel/doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (TAC) as adjuvant/neoadjuvant treatment and to analyze their treatment patterns. METHODS: A pharmacoepidemiology cohort study was developed in a university hospital (with 23 healthcare centers) with retrospective data collection (2012-2014)...
November 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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