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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429147/docetaxel-related-fatigue-in-men-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer-a-descriptive-analysis
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A R T Bergin, E Hovey, A Lloyd, G Marx, P Parente, T Rapke, P de Souza
PURPOSE: Fatigue is a prevalent and debilitating side effect of docetaxel chemotherapy in metastatic prostate cancer. A better understanding of the kinetics and nature of docetaxel-related fatigue may provide a framework for intervention. METHODS: This secondary analysis was performed using the MOTIF database, from a phase III, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of modafinil (200 mg/day for 15 days) for docetaxel-related fatigue in men with metastatic prostate cancer [1]...
April 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428507/-opioid-therapy-and-management-of-side-effects-associated-with-opioids
#2
Toshihiko Nakatani
Opioids are very useful medications to reduce suffering of cancer patients such as refractory pain and dyspnea. We physicians have to use opioids to have good management of pain and suffering associated with cancer including management of side effects caused by opioids. Opioids couple opioid receptors and affect several pharmacological effects. Other than analgesic effect, opioids have some side effects of constipation, nausea and vomiting, respiratory depression. In this chapter, I take important side effects of constipation, nausea and vomiting and respiratory depression...
April 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428184/clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-safety-and-acceptability-of-community-intravenous-antibiotic-service-models-civas-systematic-review
#3
E D Mitchell, C Czoski Murray, D Meads, J Minton, J Wright, M Twiddy
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate evidence of the efficacy, safety, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) models. DESIGN: A systematic review. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, National Health Service (NHS) Economic Evaluation Database (EED), Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Tufts Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) Registry, Health Business Elite, Health Information Management Consortium (HMIC), Web of Science Proceedings, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy website...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428158/mobile-application-to-promote-adherence-to-oral-chemotherapy-and-symptom-management-a-protocol-for-design-and-development
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Joel Nathan Fishbein, Lauren Ellen Nisotel, James John MacDonald, Nicole Amoyal Pensak, Jamie Michele Jacobs, Clare Flanagan, Kamal Jethwani, Joseph Andrew Greer
BACKGROUND: Oral chemotherapy is increasingly used in place of traditional intravenous chemotherapy to treat patients with cancer. While oral chemotherapy includes benefits such as ease of administration, convenience, and minimization of invasive infusions, patients receive less oversight, support, and symptom monitoring from clinicians. Additionally, adherence is a well-documented challenge for patients with cancer prescribed oral chemotherapy regimens. With the ever-growing presence of smartphones and potential for efficacious behavioral intervention technology, we created a mobile health intervention for medication and symptom management...
April 20, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417311/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-for-brain-metastases
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REVIEW
Aaron C Tan, Amy B Heimberger, Alexander M Menzies, Nick Pavlakis, Mustafa Khasraw
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Metastasis of cancer to the brain typically portends a poor prognosis and often results in significant morbidity, including from the side effects of treatment. More effective therapies for patients with brain metastases are needed. The current treatment paradigm uses multiple modalities, including surgery, radiation, and in some contexts, systemic chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are increasingly being used to treat extracranial disease, and their effectiveness in the management of brain metastases needs to be understood...
June 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406527/modified-weekly-regimen-of-cisplatin-epirubicin-and-paclitaxel-induced-a-durable-response-in-two-cases-of-metastatic-extramammary-paget-s-disease
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Ikuko Hirai, Takeru Funakoshi
Metastatic extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) is a rare cancer with no standardized treatment. We report two cases of metastatic EMPD treated with a modified weekly PET (cisplatin, epirubicin and paclitaxel) regimen given biweekly (i.e. 2 weeks on/2 weeks off) that had durable responses. Case 1 was a 74-year-old man with EMPD metastatic to lymph nodes, lung, and bone who presented with a hemorrhagic tumor on the scrotum. We tried the PET regimen weekly, but adjusted the interval to biweekly after two doses because of hematological side-effects...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398124/from-molecular-mechanisms-to-clinical-management-of-antineoplastic-drug-induced-cardiovascular-toxicity-a-translational-overview
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Carlo Gabriele Tocchetti, Christian Cadeddu, Daniela Di Lisi, Saveria Femminò, Rosalinda Madonna, Donato Mele, Ines Monte, Giuseppina Novo, Claudia Penna, Alessia Pepe, Paolo Spallarossa, Gilda Varricchi, Concetta Zito, Pasquale Pagliaro, Giuseppe Mercuro
SIGNIFICANCE: Antineoplastic therapies have improved the prognosis of oncology patients sig-nificantly. However, these treatments can bring to a higher incidence of side effects, including the worrying cardiovascular toxicity (CTX). Recent Advances: Substantial evidence indicates multiple mechanisms of CTX, with redox mechanisms playing a key role. Recent data singled out mitochondria as key targets for antineoplastic drug-induced CTX; understanding the underlying mechanisms is therefore cru-cial for effective cardioprotection, without compromising the efficacy of anti-cancer treat-ments...
April 11, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391578/feasibility-of-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-with-high-dose-cisplatin-after-induction-tpf-chemotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-critical-review-of-the-literature-and-the-experience-of-the-european-institute-of-oncology
#8
REVIEW
D Alterio, M Cossu Rocca, W Russell-Edu, S Dicuonzo, G Fanetti, G Marvaso, L Preda, S Zorzi, E Verri, F Nole', B A Jereczek-Fossa
Many concerns are related to the idea that the acute toxicity of induction chemotherapy (IC) performed with TPF (docetaxel, cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil) could reduce the ability to deliver the subsequent standard concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in head and neck cancer patients. We performed a critical review of the literature on the toxicity profile of the standard CRT administered after the IC with TPF. A total of 13 papers (including 950 patients) were selected. Results showed that most patients were treated with an adequate radiation total dose although a significant proportion of them (from 15 to 30%) completed the planned treatment with a delay of more than 5 days...
May 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390539/retrospective-analysis-of-self-reporting-pain-scores-and-pain-management-during-head-and-neck-imrt-radiotherapy-a-single-institution-experience
#9
P O'Connor, J Bisson, P Asplin, D Gahir
AIMS: Head and neck carcinomas are relatively rare in the United Kingdom with an estimated 9000 cases diagnosed annually. However, pain associated with disease and treatment side effects such as oral mucositis present a major issue for therapy radiographers in providing effective care and maintaining radiotherapy treatment compliance, all factors that can compromise patient outcome if not managed appropriately. METHOD: This retrospective analysis of self-reporting pain scores collected during a course of radiotherapy aims to assess the perceived pain intensity scores in 30 patients...
May 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366592/patients-preferences-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-a-discrete-choice-experiment
#10
Lina Eliasson, Hayley M de Freitas, Lindsay Dearden, Brian Calimlim, Andrew J Lloyd
PURPOSE: Patient treatment preferences are increasingly being used to inform health care decision making. This discrete choice experiment assessed how men perceive the risks and benefits of hypothetical treatment options for metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). METHODS: Treatment attributes for inclusion were identified through a review of the literature and product labels. Expert interviews confirmed clinical appropriateness and patient relevance of the attributes, which included effectiveness (delay in months before chemotherapy), steroid use, possible drug interactions (additional hospital visits for monitoring), fogginess (effects on cognition and memory), fatigue (extreme tiredness), food restrictions, and bone pain...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363334/novel-immune-check-point-inhibiting-antibodies-in-cancer-therapy-opportunities-and-challenges
#11
Yael Diesendruck, Itai Benhar
Drug resistance of tumor cells to chemotherapy is limiting the therapeutic efficacy of most anticancer drugs and represents a major obstacle in medical oncology. However, treatment of various human malignancies with biologics, mostly monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), is not limited by such chemoresistance mechanisms. However, other resistance or evasion mechanisms limit the efficacy to anticancer therapeutic mAbs that engage tumor-associated antigens on the surface of the malignant cells. Immune checkpoint blocking monoclonal antibodies are heralded as a promising therapeutic approach in clinical oncology...
January 2017: Drug Resistance Updates: Reviews and Commentaries in Antimicrobial and Anticancer Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344807/ipilimumab-induced-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-ttp
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Jeanelle King, Javier de la Cruz, Jose Lutzky
BACKGROUND: CTLA-4 (Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4) was the first immune checkpoint receptor clinically targeted for use in cancer treatment. It is expressed exclusively on T-cells where its primary role is to regulate the amplitude of the early stages of T-cell activation.1 Ipilimumab, a CTLA-4 blocking antibody, has been widely used for the treatment of patients with high risk and metastatic melanoma. Given its mechanism of action and consequent immune activation, the side effect profile of this drug greatly differs from that of standard cytotoxic chemotherapy...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323480/creatine-supplementation-and-doxorubicin-induced-skeletal-muscle-dysfunction-an-ex-vivo-investigation
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Eric C Bredahl, David S Hydock
Supplementing the diet with creatine (Cr) to manage chemotherapy-induced skeletal muscle weakness and fatigue has potential, but little has been done exploring it as an intervention. This study examined the effects of Cr on skeletal muscle dysfunction induced by the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin (Dox). Soleus and extensor digitorum longus (EDL) from male Sprague-Dawley rats maintained in an organ bath were incubated in Krebs-Henseleit (KH) buffer with or without creatine monohydrate (25 mM) for 30 min. Skeletal muscle was then incubated in KH buffer with or without Dox (24 μM) for an additional 30 min...
May 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318881/targeted-therapy-in-thyroid-cancer-state-of-the-art
#14
L Valerio, L Pieruzzi, C Giani, L Agate, V Bottici, L Lorusso, V Cappagli, L Puleo, A Matrone, D Viola, C Romei, R Ciampi, E Molinaro, R Elisei
Thyroid cancer typically has a good outcome following standard treatments, which include surgery, radioactive iodine ablation for differentiated tumours and treatment with thyrotropine hormone-suppressive levothyroxine. Thyroid cancers that persist or recur following these therapies have a poorer prognosis. Cytotoxic chemotherapy or external beam radiotherapy has a low efficacy in these patients. 'Target therapy' with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) represent an important therapeutic option for the treatment of advanced cases of radioiodine refractory (RAI-R) differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and possibly for cases of poorly differentiated (PDTC) and anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC)...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315555/checkpoint-inhibitors-common-immune-related-adverse-events-and-their-management%C3%A2
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RuthAnn Gordon, Mary Kate Kasler, Kristen Stasi, Yelena Shames, Mimma Errante, Kathryn Ciccolini, Anna Skripnik Lucas, Pam Raasch, Erica Fischer-Cartlidge
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy, specifically the use of checkpoint inhibitors, offers patients with cancer an alternative to chemotherapy, targeting different pathways to destroy cancer cells. The side effects of immunotherapies, as well as their impact on normal tissue, need to be assessed and managed based on their mechanisms of action. OBJECTIVES: This article presents an overview of immune-related adverse events (AEs). 
. METHODS: Common immune-related toxicities, as well as rare and refractory toxicities, are reviewed...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315543/metastatic-colorectal-cancer-management-with-trifluridine-tipiracil%C3%A2
#16
Teresa White, Heidi Larson, Alexandra Minnella, Howard S Hochster
BACKGROUND: Treatment-related adverse events (AEs) are common in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) receiving chemotherapy. These AEs may affect patient adherence, particularly with completely oral regimens, such as trifluridine/tipiracil (TAS-102, Lonsurf®), an antimetabolite agent for patients with mCRC refractory or intolerant to standard therapies.
. OBJECTIVES: This article reviews strategies for promoting adherence and educating patients and caregivers about oral therapy with trifluridine/tipiracil...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315206/otorhinolaryngological-toxicities-of-new-drugs-in-oncology
#17
REVIEW
Dana M Hartl, Daphné Morel, Erika Saavedra, Christophe Massard, Alessandra Rinaldo, Nabil F Saba, Alfio Ferlito, Jean-Charles Soria
Many new or relatively new cancer drugs-personalized anticancer agents-have been approved for use in various clinical settings in oncology or are still under evaluation in clinical trials. Targeted therapies as well as new immune checkpoint blockers have toxicity profiles that differ from conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy, and many can cause adverse effects that affect the mouth and pharynx, the nasal cavities, and the larynx. This review aims to provide an overview of current knowledge concerning these side effects and contemporary management...
March 17, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288706/ocular-adnexal-marginal-zone-lymphoma-clinical-presentation-pathogenesis-diagnosis-prognosis-and-treatment
#18
REVIEW
Marianna Sassone, Maurilio Ponzoni, Andrés J M Ferreri
Ocular adnexal marginal zone lymphoma (OAML) represents 1-2% of all non Hodgkin lymphomas. In the last few years many advances in understanding the pathogenesis and the molecular basis involved in its development have been done. Many potential risk factors have been proposed; a dysregulation of immune response in association with a chronic antigenic stimulation, have been hypothesized as possible pathogenic mechanism. In particular, Chlamydia psittaci infection has been related to OAML arising, and eradicating antibiotic therapy has been addressed as a safe and cost-effective approach...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285949/considerations-in-cardio-oncology-multiple-mobile-left-sided-cardiac-thrombi-in-chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy
#19
Toshinori Minamishima, Kenichi Matsushita, Hiromu Morikubo, Aoi Isaka, Noriko Matsushita, Hidehito Endo, Hiroshi Kubota, Konomi Sakata, Toru Satoh, Hideaki Yoshino
With advances in cancer chemotherapy, the importance of the new clinical discipline of cardio-oncology, which is concerned with the cardiac effects of chemotherapy, is increasing. Herein we describe the case of a 48-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer who presented with symptoms of heart failure due to chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Treatment for the patient's breast cancer had included surgery and chemotherapy with anthracyclines and trastuzumab. Echocardiography revealed multiple mobile thrombi in the left ventricle and atrium...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279391/the-effectiveness-of-thyme-honey-for-the-management-of-treatment-induced-xerostomia-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a%C3%A2-feasibility-randomized-control-trial
#20
Andreas Charalambous, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Nicos Katodritis, Dimitrios Vomvas, Vasilios Raftopoulos, Morpho Georgiou, Lefkios Paikousis, Melanie Charalambous
PURPOSE: Radiation-induced xerostomia is one of the most common side effects that head and neck cancer patients experience during and after treatment. Despite the various methods for the prevention and treatment of radiation-induced xerostomia, it remains highly prevalent among patients treated for head and neck cancers negatively influencing their lives. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of thyme honey as a means for managing radiation-induced xerostomia. METHOD: This was a parallel randomised controlled trial with two equal arms, the experimental arm (thyme honey) and the control arm (saline)...
April 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
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