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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646513/long-term-outcomes-of-group-d-retinoblastoma-eyes-during-the-intravitreal-melphalan-era
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Jesse L Berry, Sona Shah, Mercy Bechtold, Emily Zolfaghari, Rima Jubran, Jonathan W Kim
BACKGROUND: To evaluate outcomes of Group D retinoblastoma (Rb) eyes during the intravitreal melphalan era. PROCEDURE: Retrospective chart review of patients diagnosed with Group D Rb from 2011 to 2016 was done. Overall, 76 Group D eyes of 68 patients were included; salvage therapy included systemic chemoreduction with vincristine, etoposide, and carboplatin with local consolidation, followed by intravitreal injection of melphalan for recurrent or persistent seeding...
June 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643834/understanding-the-remarkable-luminescence-enhancement-via-sio2-coating-on-tio2-eu-3-nanofibers
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Meiqi Chang, Yanhua Song, Ye Sheng, Jie Chen, Haifeng Zou
TiO2:Eu(3+) nanofibers diameters can be tuned by changing the mixed solvent ratio are synthesized via the electrospinning technique. Concentration quenching phenomena and the relationship of the PL intensity ratio I((5)D0-(7)F2)/I((5)D0-(7)F1) with the Eu doping concentration are discussed. Notably, the luminescence intensity is enhanced by about 7.8 fold by coating SiO2 gel layer on the TiO2:Eu(3+) nanofibers, which is successfully performed via a sol-gel process followed by calcination. Furthermore, these fibers are characterized systematically via X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-vis DRS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy...
June 23, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636427/liver-directed-therapy-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Ciara M Kelly, Nancy E Kemeny
Colorectal cancer is a significant global health issue with over 1 million cases diagnosed annually throughout the world. 15% of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer will have liver metastases and 60% will develop liver metastases if they have metastatic disease. Oligometastatic colorectal cancer confined to the liver represents an intermediate state in the evolution of metastatic capacity that opens the opportunity for local interventions. Area's covered: The literature supports long-term survival if patients undergo liver resection of colorectal metastases...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635518/complete-resolution-of-mycosis-fungoides-tumors-with-imiquimod-5-cream-a-case-series
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Daniel J Lewis, Yevgeniya A Byekova, Drew A Emge, Madeleine Duvic
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the clinical efficacy of topical 5% imiquimod for mycosis fungoides (MF) tumors. BACKGROUND: Treatment of tumor-stage MF represents a therapeutic challenge because of a limited number of effective topical therapies. Single tumors can be treated with localized radiation but may recur. Systemic therapies are also an option but are associated with serious adverse effects. Imiquimod is a topical agent whose efficacy has been documented in treating MF patches and plaques as well as one case of tumor-stage disease...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627990/systemic-metastases-from-central-nervous-system-ependymoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Claudia Marsecano, Federico Bruno, Giulia Michelini, Marco Perri, Giuseppe Calvisi, Ernesto Di Cesare, Alessandra Splendiani
Ependymal tumours in adults are rare, accounting for less than 4% of primary tumours of the central nervous system, and exceptionally metastasise outside the nervous system. In this study, we present a case of anaplastic ependymoma, which developed metastases outside the nervous system less than a year after its clinical onset. A healthy 65-year-old woman suddenly presented with drowsiness of unknown origin, accompanied by ingravescent fatigue, inability to maintain the upright posture, headache, nausea and vomiting...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626876/optical-molecular-imaging-guided-radiation-therapy-part-2-integrated-x-ray-and-fluorescence-molecular-tomography
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Junwei Shi, Thirupandiyur S Udayakumar, Zhiqun Wang, Nesrin Dogan, Alan Pollack, Yidong Yang
PURPOSE: Differentiating tumor from its surrounding soft tissues is challenging for x-ray computed tomography (CT). Fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) can directly localize the internal tumors targeted with specific fluorescent probes. A FMT system was developed and integrated onto a CT guided irradiator to improve tumor localization for image guided radiation. METHODS: The FMT system was aligned orthogonal to the cone beam CT onboard our previously developed image guided small animal arc radiation treatment system (iSMAART)...
June 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626407/systemic-therapy-outcomes-in-adult-patients-with-ewing-sarcoma-family-of-tumors
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Mario Valdes, Garth Nicholas, Shailendra Verma, Timothy Asmis
BACKGROUND: The Ewing sarcoma family of tumors (ESFT) is a rare but curable bone neoplastic entity. The current standard of care involves chemotherapy and local disease control with surgery or radiation regardless of the extent of disease at presentation. Data that document the effectiveness of the current approach in the adult patient population are limited. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review including all ESFT patients older than 19 years of age who received systemic therapy between January 2002 and December 2013 at our institution...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620384/measuring-leukocyte-adhesion-to-primary-endothelial-cells-after-photon-and-charged-particle-exposure-with-a-dedicated-laminar-flow-chamber
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Nadine Erbeldinger, Felicitas Rapp, Svetlana Ktitareva, Philipp Wendel, Anna S Bothe, Till Dettmering, Marco Durante, Thomas Friedrich, Bianca Bertulat, Stephanie Meyer, M C Cardoso, Stephanie Hehlgans, Franz Rödel, Claudia Fournier
The vascular endothelium interacts with all types of blood cells and is a key modulator of local and systemic inflammatory processes, for example, in the adhesion of blood leukocytes to endothelial cells (EC) and the following extravasation into the injured tissue. The endothelium is constantly exposed to mechanical forces caused by blood flow, and the resulting shear stress is essential for the maintenance of endothelial function. Changes in local hemodynamics are sensed by EC, leading to acute or persistent changes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612018/treatment-options-in-oligometastatic-disease-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-focus-on-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Aaron T Wild, Yoshiya Yamada
BACKGROUND: Improvements in systemic therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) have markedly extended survival, rendering local control of metastases to critical organs of increasing importance, especially in the oligometastatic setting where the disease may not yet have acquired the ability to widely disseminate. While surgical resection remains the gold standard for oligometastases in many organs, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) presents a non-invasive alternative for achieving local control...
March 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612015/oligometastatic-disease-in-pancreatic-cancer-how-to-proceed
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REVIEW
Bernhard W Renz, Stefan Boeck, Falk Roeder, Christoph Trumm, Volker Heinemann, Jens Werner
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is a highly aggressive malignancy and will become the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the USA and also in Germany by 2030. Furthermore, the majority of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) will present with distant metastases, limiting surgical management in this population as there is little evidence available to support surgical or ablative treatment options for advanced-stage disease. However, highly selected patients suffering from synchronous and metachronous oligometastatic PDAC may potentially benefit from a surgical resection with an acceptable morbidity...
March 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611541/effectiveness-of-pertuzumab-trastuzumab-and-docetaxel-combination-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-her2-positive-inflammatory-breast-cancer-a-case-report
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Yuji Yamashita, Yuko Tanaka, Seishi Kono, Meiko Nishimura, Toru Mukohara, Yukiko Morinaga, Shigeo Hara, Shintaro Takao
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most aggressive form of primary breast cancer. CASE REPORT: A 40-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for evaluation of an induration in the right breast, suspected to be breast cancer. The tumor was diagnosed as estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative, HER2-positive, T4dN3cM0 stage IIIc IBC with axillary lymph node metastasis. Rather than surgical intervention, we chose a systemic treatment approach with pertuzumab, trastuzumab, and docetaxel (PTD) combination therapy which was shown to be effective for HER2-positive IBC in the NeoSphere trial...
March 2017: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607862/a-case-of-keloids-complicated-by-castleman-s-disease-interleukin-6-as-a-keloid-risk-factor
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Whitney L Quong, Yasuji Kozai, Rei Ogawa
Keloids are a manifestation of a fibroproliferative scarring disorder of the skin and develop in response to dermal injury in patients with a susceptible background. Local, systemic, and genetic factors contribute to keloid susceptibility. These factors include tension on the edges of the wound, hormonal influences, and ethnicity, respectively. Castleman's disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by the unregulated overproduction of interleukin-6, which leads to systemic lymphadenopathy and constitutional inflammatory symptoms...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607809/rapid-response-of-brain-metastasis-to-crizotinib-in-a-patient-with-klc1-alk-fusion-and-met-gene-amplification-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
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Peng Wang, Pei Xiao, Yingnan Ye, Pengpeng Liu, Lei Han, Li Dong, Chunhua She, Jinpu Yu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) ranks as the leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. Brain metastasis (BM) is a common complication of NSCLC, with 25%-40% of patients developing BM during the course of the disease. A significant strategy of local disease control in the central nervous system is radiation therapy. With the development of precision medicine, the concept of treating lung cancer BM has gradually changed. In this case, we performed a surgical procedure to obtain enough tumor tissue for the detection of the target gene and other related experiments after the patient was informed...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605745/current-standard-and-future-perspectives-in-non-surgical-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Tobias Eggert, Tim F Greten
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive liver tumor with a poor 5-year survival rate. Many HCCs are not amenable to surgical resection, because of tumor size, location, or because of the patient's poor liver function, a common obstacle to HCC therapy, because HCCs almost always develop in chronically inflamed livers. SUMMARY: In recent years, many efforts have been made to improve patient survival by conducting clinical trials investigating local and systemic treatment options for patients with unresectable tumors...
June 13, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602169/toxicities-of-systemic-agents-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-scchn-a-new-perspective-in-the-era-of-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Nabil F Saba, Mayur D Mody, Elaine S Tan, Harpaul S Gill, Alessandra Rinaldo, Robert P Takes, Primož Strojan, Dana M Hartl, Jan B Vermorken, Missak Haigentz, Alfio Ferlito
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) is a difficult to treat malignancy and represents the seventh most common cancer worldwide. Systemic therapy has a critical role in the treatment of locally advanced and recurrent/metastatic disease. Cytotoxic chemotherapy has been primarily used along with radiation and surgery, with cisplatin being the standard of care choice of therapy. When contraindications to cisplatin exist, other agents such as carboplatin, taxanes, 5-fluorouracil, and cetuximab are used...
July 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598468/the-synergy-effect-of-rare-earth-cations-on-local-structure-and-pl-emission-in-a-ce-3-repo4-re-la-gd-lu-y-system
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Congting Sun, Dongfeng Xue
REPO4 (RE = La, Gd, Lu, Y) serves as an excellent host lattice due to its stable physicochemical properties and optical inertia. Doping Gd(3+)(La(3+)) into LuPO4 can form mixed crystals, increasing the Gd(3+)(La(3+)) concentration will induce the phase transition from tetragonal to hexagonal lattices, and the variation of the local structure around the Ce(3+) activator will influence its 5d-level position and consequently 5d → 4f radiation transition. This can be attributed to the synergy effect of rare earth ions in REPO4, however, the essential mechanism of such a synergy effect on the local structure and optical property is still poorly understood...
June 9, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598444/pumping-approximately-integrable-systems
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Florian Lange, Zala Lenarčič, Achim Rosch
Weak perturbations can drive an interacting many-particle system far from its initial equilibrium state if one is able to pump into degrees of freedom approximately protected by conservation laws. This concept has for example been used to realize Bose-Einstein condensates of photons, magnons and excitons. Integrable quantum systems, like the one-dimensional Heisenberg model, are characterized by an infinite set of conservation laws. Here, we develop a theory of weakly driven integrable systems and show that pumping can induce large spin or heat currents even in the presence of integrability breaking perturbations, since it activates local and quasi-local approximate conserved quantities...
June 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595315/determination-of-local-levels-of-radiation-exposure-in-orthopedic-interventions-using-structured-dose-report-data-drawn-from-the-hospital-picture-archiving-and-communication-system
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Carlo Giordano, Ivo Monica, Rossana Gobbi, Lorenzo Barbattini
The aim of this study was to determine the dosimetric parameters of radiation to which orthopedic in-patients are exposed, using data drawn from the hospital's picture archiving and communication system. Data for 310 patients, relating to seven different anatomical districts, were examined. Femoral operations were divided into three types. The 75th percentile dose at the interventional reference point (IRP) exceeded 2 mGy only for femoral interventions (4.6-6.2 mGy) with 75th percentile kerma-area product (KAP) values ranging from 84...
June 8, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592249/ixora-rubiaceae-on-the-philippines-crossroad-or-cradle
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Cecilia I Banag, Arnaud Mouly, Grecebio Jonathan D Alejandro, Birgitta Bremer, Ulrich Meve, Guido W Grimm, Sigrid Liede-Schumann
BACKGROUND: The Philippine archipelago is globally one of the most important model island systems for studying evolutionary processes. However, most plant species on this archipelago have not yet been studied in sufficient detail. The main aim of this study is to unravel the evolutionary history and biogeographic relationships of the Philippine members of the pantropical genus Ixora. RESULTS: The complex plastid and nuclear divergence patterns in Philippine Ixora, documented using tree and network approaches, reveal a highly dynamic evolution in Ixora, involving several phases of radiation and recolonization...
June 7, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591092/the-role-of-radiation-therapy-in-upper-gastrointestinal-cancers
#20
David H Ilson
Upper gastrointestinal cancers are common and account for a high proportion of cases of cancer-related morbidity and mortality. Combined-modality therapy with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy is standard treatment for esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancers. For gastric cancer, the need to include radiation therapy appears to depend on the quality of the surgery performed. Radiation therapy plays an uncertain role in the surgical management of pancreatic cancer, and the results of ongoing clinical trials are awaited...
May 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
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