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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222244/cardiovascular-care-of-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cml-on-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-tki-therapy
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Mary C Barber, Michael J Mauro, Javid Moslehi
Cardiovascular (CV) health has emerged as an important consideration in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) because of improved prognosis. Indeed, the success of BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has increased the focus on survivorship and late toxicity in oncological care. Survivorship issues in this population include CV disease prevention, given its prevalence in the general population. The introduction of BCR-ABL1 TKIs represented a unique concept of indefinite cancer therapy, only recently evolving to include "treatment-free remission...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221848/menopausal-related-symptoms-in-women-one-year-after-breast-cancer-surgery
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Melissa Mazor, Kathryn Lee, Anand Dhruva, Janine K Cataldo, Steven M Paul, Michelle Melisko, Betty J Smoot, Jon D Levine, Charles Elboim, Yvette P Conley, Christine Miaskowksi
CONTEXT: Approximately 60% to 100% of women with breast cancer experience at least one menopausal-related symptom. Little is known about associations between menopausal status and symptoms in women 12 months after breast cancer surgery. OBJECTIVE: Purpose of this study was to evaluate for differences in occurrence, severity, and distress of symptoms between pre- and post-menopausal women 12 months after breast cancer surgery. METHODS: Women with breast cancer (n=327) completed the Menopausal Symptoms Scale, that evaluated the occurrence, severity, and distress of 46 common menopausal-related symptoms...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205314/survival-among-children-diagnosed-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-the-united-states-by-race-and-age-2001-to-2009-findings-from-the-concord-2-study
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Eric W Tai, Kevin C Ward, Audrey Bonaventure, David A Siegel, Michel P Coleman
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood malignancy. This report describes the survival of children with ALL in the United States using the most comprehensive and up-to-date cancer registry data. METHODS: Data from 37 state cancer registries that cover approximately 80% of the US population were used. Age-standardized survival up to 5 years was estimated for children aged 0-14 years who were diagnosed with ALL during 2 periods (2001-2003 and 2004-2009)...
December 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205296/impact-of-latency-time-on-survival-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-a-second-primary-malignancy
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Melanie Goldfarb, Aaron S Rosenberg, Qian Li, Theresa H M Keegan
BACKGROUND: The adverse impact of second primary malignancies (SPMs) on survival is substantial for adolescents and young adults (AYAs; ie, those 15-39 years old). No studies have evaluated whether the latency time between the first malignancy (the primary malignancy [PM]) and the SPM affects cancer-specific survival (CSS). METHODS: A multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression with Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data for 13 regions from 1992 to 2008 was used to ascertain whether the latency time (1-5 vs ≥ 6 years) to the development of an SPM affected the CSS and overall survival with respect to either the PM or SPM for AYAs with common SPMs...
December 4, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189987/lessons-learned-from-the-young-breast-cancer-survivorship-network
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Silvia Gisiger-Camata, Timiya S Nolan, Jacqueline B Vo, Jennifer R Bail, Kayla A Lewis, Karen Meneses
The Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network (Network) is an academic and community-based partnership dedicated to education, support, and networking. The Network used a multi-pronged approach via monthly support and networking, annual education seminars, website networking, and individual survivor consultation. Formative and summative evaluations were conducted using group survey and individual survivor interviews for monthly gatherings, annual education meetings, and individual consultation. Google Analytics was applied to evaluate website use...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188346/-diagnosis-treatment-and-follow-up-of-testicular-cancer
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Susanne Krege
BACKGROUND: Testicular cancer is a disease of young adult men, and it is curable in most cases. Even in advanced disease, cure rates reach 80 % nowadays. This was achieved by consistently performing studies concerning the different stages of disease. TREATMENT AND FOLLOW-UP CARE: The concept of treatment is interdisciplinary. After removal of the affected testis, histology and stage determine further therapy, which can be active surveillance, polychemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, or a combination of these...
November 29, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185177/an-investigation-of-survivorship-clinic-attendance-among-childhood-cancer-survivors-living-in-a-five-state-rural-region
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Judy Y Ou, Rochelle R Smits-Seemann, Yelena P Wu, Jennifer Wright, Anne C Kirchhoff
PURPOSE: Cancer survivorship clinics manage cancer-related health complications and are available primarily in urban areas. We examine how demographic, clinical, and geographic-based characteristics are associated with attendance at the only pediatric survivorship clinic in a largely rural, multistate region. METHODS: One thousand eight hundred sixteen cancer survivors were diagnosed at age ≤ 25 from 1986 to 2005 while living in the region. Cox models incorporating death as a competing risk and generalized estimating equations calculated hazards ratios (HR) for characteristics measured at the clinic's opening...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184796/oncofertility-in-sarcoma-patients
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REVIEW
Diana M Lopategui, Raphael Yechieli, Ranjith Ramasamy
Treatment for sarcoma can significantly decrease fertility, both due to the irradiation of gonads, and the impact of chemotherapy on gametogenesis. Infertility in cancer survivors causes significant regret and decreased quality of life in their adulthood. As this cancer mainly affects children and young adults, fertility preservation is an essential part of survivorship care, however it remains one of the least implemented services in adolescent and young adult cancer patients. Success of fertility preservation is highly dependent on the referral prior to oncologic treatment...
October 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184694/survivorship-after-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer-insights-via-an-internet-based-survivorship-care-plan-tool
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REVIEW
Melissa A Frick, Carolyn C Vachani, Margaret K Hampshire, Christina Bach, Karen Arnold-Korzeniowski, James M Metz, Christine E Hill-Kayser
Pancreatic cancer survivors face a unique set of challenges in survivorship, yet structured survivorship care planning is lacking in practice. Survivorship care plans (SCPs) are an essential part of quality cancer care and can facilitate the transition following active treatment; the use of SCPs in pancreatic cancer survivors, however, has not been explored. With a convenience sample of 117 pancreatic cancer survivors and proxies who used an Internet-based SCP tool, we examined treatment details, patient-reported outcomes, and survivorship practices...
October 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183015/oncological-rehabilitation-and-cancer-survivorship
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Oliver Rick, Thorsten Langer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176332/transition-to-survivorship-can-there-be-improvement
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Margaret I Fitch
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The transition from primary cancer treatment to posttreatment follow-up care is seen as critical to the long-term health of survivors. However, relatively little attention has been paid to understanding this pivotal period. This review will offer a brief outline of the significant work surrounding this pivotal time published in the past year. RECENT FINDINGS: The growing number of cancer survivors has stimulated an emphasis on finding new models of care, whereby responsibility for survivorship follow-up is transitioned to primary care providers...
November 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176331/management-of-work-through-the-seasons-of-cancer-survivorship
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Saskia F A Duijts
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Survival from cancer has expanded enormously over the past decades. It is estimated that 40-50% of all cancer survivors are of working age at time of diagnosis and thus potentially part of the labor force. The seasons of survivorship can be used as a steppingstone to describe issues regarding employability survivors are dealing with. RECENT FINDINGS: The acute survival stage begins at the point of diagnosis. Disclosure of diagnosis, and flexibility of both employers and (occupational) healthcare professionals are important factors in this stage...
November 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173757/head-and-neck-cancer-survivorship-learning-the-needs-meeting-the-needs
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REVIEW
Jolie Ringash, Lori J Bernstein, Gerald Devins, Colleen Dunphy, Meredith Giuliani, Rosemary Martino, Sara McEwen
Cancers of the head and neck and the treatments required to control them frequently result in serious and persistent impairments that can affect participation and quality of life. Increased recognition of the needs of cancer survivors and their caregivers has prompted research focused on the unique concerns of this complex group. Unmet needs have been identified among 60-70% of patients and a similar proportion of their partners; impacts can include profound social effects, isolation, and psychiatric conditions...
January 2018: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169071/psychosocial-interventions-in-breast-cancer-survivorship-care
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REVIEW
Lisa M Gudenkauf, Shawna L Ehlers
Cancer distress screening and subsequent referral for psychosocial intervention has been mandated for continued cancer center accreditation. Increasing emphasis is being placed on the referral component of this mandate, ensuring that patient distress is not only identified but also effectively treated. Many evidence-based interventions exist for cancer distress. Specific interventions can effectively target biopsychosocial impacts of stress and promote adaptive coping, focusing on problem-solving, social support utilization, assertive communication, sexual health and intimacy, adherence to medical and supportive care recommendations, health behavior change, and emotional processing and expression...
November 20, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167866/prevalence-of-prior-cancer-among-persons-newly-diagnosed-with-cancer-an-initial-report-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-program
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Caitlin C Murphy, David E Gerber, Sandi L Pruitt
Importance: The US cancer survivor population is rapidly growing. Cancer survivors are frequently excluded from cancer clinical trials and observational research. Objective: To examine prevalence of prior cancer among individuals newly diagnosed with cancer. Design, Setting, and Participants: Linked observations across the population-based Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program of cancer registries (1975-2013) for 740 990 persons newly diagnosed with cancer from January 2009 through December 2013...
November 22, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165770/current-views-of-common-pediatric-cancers-an-update
#16
Q An, C-H Fan, S-M Xu
Advancements in pediatric cancers diagnostics clarity and treatments have greatly increased survival rates in the pediatric oncology population. Increased survival rates have turned new attention to studying psychosocial stressors and improvisation of the quality of life of the suffering cancer patients. The cancer treatment experience could be divided into three phases: diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment/survivorship. The present review article would focus specifically on the three most common pediatric cancer diagnostic categories viz...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155338/financial-toxicity-in-bladder-cancer-patients-reasons-for-delay-in-care-and-effect-on-quality-of-life
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Marianne M Casilla-Lennon, Seul Ki Choi, Allison M Deal, Jeannette T Bensen, Gopal Narang, Pauline Filippou, Benjamin McCormick, Raj Pruthi, Eric Wallen, Hung-Jui Tan, Michael Woods, Matthew Nielsen, Angela Smith
PURPOSE: Costly surveillance and treatment of bladder cancer can lead to financial toxicity (FT), a treatment-related financial burden. Our objective was to define the prevalence of FT among bladder cancer patients and identify delays in care and its effect on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS: We identified bladder cancer patients in the UNC Health Registry/Cancer Survivorship Cohort. FT was defined as agreement with having "to pay more for medical care than you can afford...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149125/survivorship-care-plans-rural-low-income-breast-cancer-survivor-perspectives%C3%A2
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Pam DeGuzman, Kaitlyn Colliton, Carmel J Nail, Jessica Keim-Malpass
BACKGROUND: Despite increasing implementation of survivorship care plans (SCPs), cancer survivors still experience unmet needs post-treatment. Rural, low-income survivors experience less planning for supportive care during treatment, which is difficult to overcome after patients complete treatment.
. OBJECTIVES: This pilot study explores post-
treatment survivorship care planning execution, perception, and needs among rural, low-income cancer survivors. 
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December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147853/biospecimen-donation-among-black-and-white-breast-cancer-survivors-opportunities-to-promote-precision-medicine
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Vanessa B Sheppard, Alejandra Hurtado-de-Mendoza, Yun-Ling Zheng, Ying Wang, Kristi D Graves, Tania Lobo, Hanfei Xu, Yvonne Jennings, Dennis Tolsma, Martha Trout, Brandi E Robinson, Brittany McKinnon, Mahlet Tadesse
PURPOSE: Advances in precision medicine (PM) have potential to reduce and/or eliminate breast cancer disparities in both treatment and survivorship. However, compared to white Americans, black Americans are often underrepresented in genetic research. This report assessed factors that influence receipt of buccal cells via saliva kits. METHODS: This prospective study recruited women with confirmed hormonal-positive (HR+) breast cancer (BC). A standardized telephone survey collected sociodemographic, socio-cultural (e...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145574/rethinking-extended-adjuvant-antiestrogen-therapy-to-increase-survivorship-in-breast-cancer
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Balkees Abderrahman, V Craig Jordan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2017: JAMA Oncology
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