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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544801/nanotherapeutic-systems-for-local-treatment-of-brain-tumors
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Rami Walid Chakroun, Pengcheng Zhang, Ran Lin, Paula Schiapparelli, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Honggang Cui
Malignant brain tumor, including the most common type glioblastoma, are histologically heterogeneous and invasive tumors known as the most devastating neoplasms with high morbidity and mortality. Despite multimodal treatment including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, the disease inevitably recurs and is fatal. This lack of curative options has motivated researchers to explore new treatment strategies and to develop new drug delivery systems (DDSs); however, the unique anatomical, physiological, and pathological features of brain tumors greatly limit the effectiveness of conventional chemotherapy...
May 24, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541100/patient-education-and-mind-diversion-in-supportive-care
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Salima Sadruddin, Rafat Jan, Adnan A Jabbar, Kashmira Nanji, Ambreen Tharani Name
Cancer is a growing health problem worldwide. Common treatments include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Systemic anti-cancer medications often result in an array of physical and psychological side effects. Supportive care assists patients with cancer in managing multidimensional symptoms that result from treatment or the illness itself. This review discusses supportive care and examines patient counselling and mind-diversion activities, which are safe and cost-effective strategies. Improving cancer patients' health and wellbeing should be encouraged in oncology nursing practice and by teaching students the knowledge and skills needed to provide supportive care...
May 25, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536886/biomarkers-and-non-invasive-tests-for-gastrointestinal-mucositis
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N S S Kuiken, E H H M Rings, N M A Blijlevens, Wim J E Tissing
Gastrointestinal mucositis is a complex inflammatory reaction of the mucous membranes, a side effect of both chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Currently, assessment scales are used to diagnose mucositis. However, a biomarker which would determine whether there is mucositis and thereby establish the severity objectively would be very useful. This will give the opportunity to evaluate studies, to determine risk factors and incidence, and it will make it possible to compare studies. Moreover, this biomarker might improve clinical management for patients...
May 24, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531278/cardiovascular-toxic-effects-of-targeted-cancer-therapy
#4
Kazuko Tajiri, Kazutaka Aonuma, Ikuo Sekine
Over the past decade, there has been a major shift in chemotherapy from non-specific cytotoxic drugs to molecular targeted drug therapies. As more molecular targeted therapies are developed, new types of cardiovascular toxicities induced by targeted therapies are a growing problem. Cardiotoxicity induced by the human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 inhibitor trastuzumab manifests as decreased left ventricular ejection fraction. In contrast to anthracycline treatment, most cardiac events occur during trastuzumab treatment, but are reversed quickly when treatment is interrupted and cardiac intervention is established...
May 20, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515940/nivolumab-induced-autoimmune-diabetes-mellitus-presenting-as-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-lung-cancer
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James Luke Godwin, Shuchie Jaggi, Imali Sirisena, Pankaj Sharda, Ajay D Rao, Ranee Mehra, Colleen Veloski
BACKGROUND: Advances in cancer immunotherapy have generated encouraging results in multiple malignancies refractory to standard chemotherapies. As the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) proliferates, the incidence of autoimmune side effects associated with these agents, termed immune related adverse events (irAE), is expected to increase. The frequency of significant irAE in ICI treated patients is about 10-20% and early recognition is critical to prevent serious morbidity and even mortality...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511530/herbs-in-oral-mucositis
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Maryam Baharvand, Soudeh Jafari, Hamed Mortazavi
Oral mucositis is an inflammatory mucosal destruction as a result of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, which in severe cases can impair patients' quality of life. Moreover, mucosal infection and/or systemic involvement due to compromised immunity leads to delay or discontinuation of the treatment. Many strategies and agents have been suggested for the management of this condition. Because of their lower side effects compared to chemical drugs, general interest in evaluating therapeutic effects of herbs has been increased intensively...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490990/management-of-liver-cancer-the-surgeon-s-point-of-view
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Pierre Rabinel, Damien Dousse, Fabrice Muscari, Bertrand Suc
During the last twenty years, a huge progress has been achieved in the treatment of liver cancer and recent strategies include interventional radiology, chemotherapy regimens and surgery. Meanwhile, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SRBT) has developed in the treatment of all organs with millimetre accuracy, very few side effects and a high control rate. So, SRBT has become a therapeutic weapon in his own right in liver tumour treatment. Many publications have reported encouraging results in colorectal liver metastasis, hepatocellular carcinoma on cirrhosis and peripheric cholangiocarcinoma...
March 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
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/28481816/changes-in-and-determinants-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-undergoing-initial-chemotherapy
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Yu-Lee Dai, Cheng-Ta Yang, Kang-Hua Chen, Siew-Tzuh Tang
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated completely the changes in quality of life (QOL) that occur from pretreatment through the first four consecutive cycles of chemotherapy or determined its determinants in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the changes to and determinants of QOL in patients with advanced NSCLC under initial chemotherapy from pretreatment through Cycle 4 of chemotherapy. METHODS: The QOL of 139 patients with advanced NSCLC was assessed from prechemotherapy through Cycle 4 of chemotherapy...
June 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463858/physical-long-term-side-effects-in-young-adult-cancer-survivors-germ-cell-tumors-model
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Hampig Raphael Kourie, Jean Klastersky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: After the important advances in the treatment of germ cell tumors (GCTs) leading to high cure rates, physical long-term side-effects represent an important cause of death in these young adult survivors. Highlighting these physical long-term side-effects, their monitoring and their prevention modalities is necessary for a better management of these cancer survivors. RECENT FINDINGS: Impaired fertility, increased risk of developing a second cancer, cardiac, pulmonary, renal and neural toxicity, hearing and vision impairment are the major physical side-effects in young adult cancer survivors...
April 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457056/cannabis-use-in-palliative-oncology-a-review-of-the-evidence-for-popular-indications
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Ilit Turgeman, Gil Bar-Sela
A flowering plant of variegated ingredients and psychoactive qualities, cannabis has long been used for medicinal and recreational purposes. Currently, cannabis is approved in several countries for indications of symptomatic alleviation. However, limited knowledge on the benefits and risks precludes inclusion of cannabis in standard treatment guidelines. This review provides a summary of the available literature on the use of cannabis and cannabinoid-based medicines in palliative oncology. Favorable outcomes are demonstrated for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and cancer-related pain, with evidence of advantageous neurological interactions...
February 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446876/hypersensitivity-to-carboplatin-in-children-with-malignancy
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Antonio Ruggiero, Daniela Rizzo, Martina Catalano, Giorgio Attinà, Riccardo Riccardi
Purpose: Carboplatin-based regimens have proven efficacy in children with cancer. However, the development of hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) may have a negative impact on treatment intensity and patients' outcome. The aim of this review is to summarize the incidence and the clinical features of HSRs occurring in children with cancer treated with carboplatin and their impact on treatment efficacy. Methods: Data were collected by searching for relevant studies on the incidence, clinical features and management of possible side effects about the use of carboplatin in children, published from March 1987 to October 2016 in the PubMed database...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439842/controversies-in-the-multimodality-management-of-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Robert Díaz Beveridge, Dilara Akhoundova, Gema Bruixola, Jorge Aparicio
Neoadjuvant radiotherapy previous to radical surgery, both as short-course radiotherapy and as long-course radiotherapy combined with 5-FU-based chemotherapy (LCRCT), is routinely used in the management of locally advanced rectal cancer, with consistent benefits in the reduction in the local relapse risk. Unfortunately, survival benefits have been elusive to demonstrate with this approach, especially in the setting of radical surgery in the form of total mesorectal excision (TME). Concerns about over-treating early-stage patients and about the possible long-term side effects have also cast more doubts in a blanket approach of treating all patients with neoadjuvant radiotherapy, especially with LCRCT...
June 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436999/clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-evidence-based-use-of-integrative-therapies-during-and-after-breast-cancer-treatment
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Heather Greenlee, Melissa J DuPont-Reyes, Lynda G Balneaves, Linda E Carlson, Misha R Cohen, Gary Deng, Jillian A Johnson, Matthew Mumber, Dugald Seely, Suzanna M Zick, Lindsay M Boyce, Debu Tripathy
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Patients with breast cancer commonly use complementary and integrative therapies as supportive care during cancer treatment and to manage treatment-related side effects. However, evidence supporting the use of such therapies in the oncology setting is limited. This report provides updated clinical practice guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology on the use of integrative therapies for specific clinical indications during and after breast cancer treatment, including anxiety/stress, depression/mood disorders, fatigue, quality of life/physical functioning, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, and sleep disturbance...
April 24, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
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
#16
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
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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
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