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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236238/internet-based-guided-self-help-for-glioma-patients-with-depressive-symptoms-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Florien W Boele, Martin Klein, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw, Pim Cuijpers, Jan J Heimans, Tom J Snijders, Maaike Vos, Ingeborg Bosma, Cees C Tijssen, Jaap C Reijneveld
Depressive symptoms are common in glioma patients, and can negatively affect health-related quality of life (HRQOL). We performed a nation-wide randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of an online guided self-help intervention for depressive symptoms in adult glioma patients. Glioma patients with depressive symptoms were randomized to a 5-week online course based on problem-solving therapy, or a waiting list control group. After having received the intervention, the glioma patient groups combined were compared with patients with cancer outside the central nervous system (non-CNS cancer controls), who also received the intervention...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235549/treatment-for-unresectable-or-metastatic-oesophageal-cancer-current-evidence-and-trends
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REVIEW
Peter S N van Rossum, Nadia Haj Mohammad, Frank P Vleggaar, Richard van Hillegersberg
Approximately half of the patients diagnosed with oesophageal cancer present with unresectable or metastatic disease. Treatment for these patients aims to control dysphagia and other cancer-related symptoms, improve quality of life and prolong survival. In the past 25 years, modestly improved outcomes have been achieved in the treatment of patients with inoperable non-metastatic cancer who are medically not fit for surgery or have unresectable, locally advanced disease. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy offers the best outcomes in these patients...
December 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235043/effects-of-physical-exercise-on-markers-of-inflammation-in-breast-cancer-patients-during-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Jonna K van Vulpen, Martina E Schmidt, Miranda J Velthuis, Joachim Wiskemann, Andreas Schneeweiss, Roel C H Vermeulen, Nina Habermann, Cornelia M Ulrich, Petra H M Peeters, Elsken van der Wall, Anne M May, Karen Steindorf
PURPOSE: Exercise has been shown to reduce fatigue during cancer treatment. Hypothesized mechanisms include inflammatory pathways. Therefore, we investigated effects of exercise on markers of inflammation in breast cancer patients during adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: We pooled data from two randomized controlled exercise intervention trials with breast cancer patients during adjuvant chemotherapy (n = 130), which had previously shown beneficial effects of exercise on fatigue...
December 12, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234941/short-term-surgical-outcomes-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-laparoscopic-versus-open-gastrectomy-with-d2-lymph-node-dissection-for-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Yan Shi, Xianhui Xu, Yongliang Zhao, Feng Qian, Bo Tang, Yingxue Hao, Huaxing Luo, Jun Chen, Peiwu Yu
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) has gained acceptance as one of the best treatments for early gastric cancer. However, the application of LAG with D2 lymph node dissection in patients with locally advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remains controversial. METHODS: We launched a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing laparoscopic and open gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection for locally AGC to evaluate technical safety and oncologic feasibility...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234923/non-inferiority-multicenter-prospective-randomized-controlled-study-of-rectal-cancer-t2-t3s-superficial-n0-m0-undergoing-neoadjuvant-treatment-and-local-excision-tem-vs-total-mesorectal-excision-tme
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X Serra-Aracil, C Pericay, T Golda, L Mora, E Targarona, S Delgado, A Reina, F Vallribera, J M Enriquez-Navascues, S Serra-Pla, J C Garcia-Pacheco
PURPOSE: The standard treatment of rectal adenocarcinoma is total mesorectal excision (TME), in many cases requires a temporary or permanent stoma. TME is associated with high morbidity and genitourinary alterations. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) allows access to tumors up to 20 cm from the anal verge, achieves minimal postoperative morbidity and mortality rates, and does not require an ostomy. The treatment of T2, N0, and M0 cancers remains controversial. Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in association with TEM reduces local recurrence and increases survival...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234363/shenfu-injection-adjunct-with-platinum-based-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ailing Cao, Hailang He, Mengxin Jing, Beibei Yu, Xianmei Zhou
Platinum-based chemotherapy is one of the standard treatments for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), while its high toxicity and limited clinical effects raise big concerns. Shenfu injection (SFI) has been commonly used as an adjutant chemotherapy drug for NSCLC in China. We ascertained the beneficial and adverse effects of SFI in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced NSCLC by using meta-analysis methods. The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving advanced NSCLC treatment with SFI plus platinum-based chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone were searched on 6 medical databases up to February 2017...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231584/-electrothermal-acupuncture-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dianrong Lu, Dianxiang Lu, Dapeng Bai, Shengqi He, Fang Wang, Yin Gao, Yanlin Du, Ningjun Wang, Zhenglong Jiang, Zemin Wang, Shijie Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effectiveness and safety of electrothermal acupuncture in the prevention and treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in the cancerous patients of phlegm-stasis interaction in cisplatin-containing chemotherapy. METHODS: Sixty cases of phlegm-stasis interaction in cisplatin-containing chemotherapy were randomized into a trial group and a control group, 30 cases in each one. In the control group, the intravenous drip of granisetron hydrochloride injection was adopted, 3 mg before and after cisplatin-containing chemotherapy 30 min, continuously for 3 days...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231164/lapatinib-plus-capecitabine-in-patients-with-her2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-a%C3%A2-systematic-review%C3%A2
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Rebecca Madden, Sam Kosari, Gregory M Peterson, Nasser Bagheri, Jackson Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer, which accounts for 20 - 25% of cases of breast cancers, is highly aggressive. Due to cardiotoxicity and increasing resistance associated with trastuzumab, the first-line treatment, there is a need for effective second-line therapies in treating HER2-positive breast cancer. In this context, there has been increasing interest in the combination of lapatinib plus capecitabine. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy of lapatinib plus capecitabine for HER2-positive breast cancer after progression with trastuzumab therapy, in comparison with capecitabine monotherapy and other agents such as vinorelbine and trastuzumab emtansine...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231044/a-systematic-review-of-exercise-and-psychosocial-rehabilitation-interventions-to-improve-health-related-outcomes-in-patients-with-bladder-cancer-undergoing-radical-cystectomy
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Elke Rammant, Karel Decaestecker, Renée Bultijnck, Nora Sundahl, Piet Ost, Nele S Pauwels, Benedicte Deforche, Ronny Pieters, Valérie Fonteyne
OBJECTIVE: Summarizing the evidence on the effects of pre- and postoperative exercise and psychosocial rehabilitation interventions on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and physical fitness in bladder cancer patients undergoing radical cystectomy. DATA SOURCES: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database were searched independently by two authors from inception until 10 November 2017...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230591/intraoperative-use-of-icg-fluorescence-imaging-to-reduce-the-risk-of-anastomotic-leakage-in-colorectal-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
R Blanco-Colino, E Espin-Basany
BACKGROUND: Indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging has been proven to be an effective tool to assess anastomotic perfusion. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate its efficacy in reducing the anastomotic leakage (AL) rate after colorectal surgery. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, WOS, Google Scholar and Cochrane Library were searched up to January 2017 for studies comparing fluorescence imaging with standard care. ClinicalTrials.gov register was searched for ongoing trials...
December 11, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230548/quality-of-life-of-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-treated-with-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-cisplatin-containing-chemoradiotherapy-in-the-dutch-condor-study-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chantal M L Driessen, Johannes M M Groenewoud, Jan Paul de Boer, Hans Gelderblom, Winette T A van der Graaf, Judith B Prins, Johannes H A M Kaanders, Carla M L van Herpen
PURPOSE: The CONDOR study showed that docetaxel/cisplatin/5-fluorouracil (TPF) followed by conventional radiotherapy with cisplatin 100 mg/m2 on days 1, 22, and 43 (cis100 + RT; n = 27)) versus accelerated radiotherapy with cisplatin weekly 40 mg/m2 (cis40 + ART; n = 29) in locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC) patients was not feasible. Here, we report the analysis of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of the patients entered in this study. METHODS: HRQOL was assessed at baseline, after two TPF, before start of chemoradiotherapy, and 1, 4, 8, 12, and 24 months after completion of chemoradiotherapy using the EORTC-QLQ-C30 and QLQ-H&N35 in 62 patients...
December 11, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230124/oncology-and-palliative-medicine-providing-comprehensive-care-for-patients-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Laura Finn, Alva Roche Green, Sonia Malhotra
Background: Despite the evidence for the fundamental need for palliative medicine services in the practice of oncology, integration of these medical specialties remains a clinical challenge. Methods: We reviewed the current literature regarding the practice of palliative medicine in the field of oncology, examining randomized clinical trials of palliative medicine services in advanced cancer, models of palliative medicine delivery, studies of cost effectiveness, and national palliative medicine practice and referral guidelines...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229430/self-guided-online-cognitive-behavioral-strategies-for-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-a-multicenter-pilot-randomized-wait-list-controlled-trial
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Robert Knoerl, Ellen M L Smith, Debra L Barton, David A Williams, Janean E Holden, John C Krauss, Beth LaVasseur
The purpose of this pilot, parallel, randomized-controlled trial was to examine the efficacy of a self-guided online cognitive and behaviorally-based pain management intervention (PROSPECT) to reduce "worst" pain for individuals with chronic painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Secondary outcomes included "average" pain, non-painful CIPN symptom severity, impression of change, and pain interference. Sixty patients with chronic painful CIPN were recruited from five outpatient academic and community cancer centers...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228760/development-and-validation-of-a-prognostic-nomogram-for-colorectal-cancer-after-radical-resection-based-on-individual-patient-data-from-three-large-scale-phase-iii-trials
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Michitaka Honda, Koji Oba, Takashi Akiyoshi, Hiromichi Maeda, Kosuke Kashiwabara, Mitsuro Kanda, Shuhei Mayanagi, Toru Aoyama, Chikuma Hamada, Sotaro Sadahiro, Yosuke Fukunaga, Masashi Ueno, Junichi Sakamoto, Shigetoyo Saji, Takaki Yoshikawa
Background: Few prediction models have so far been developed and assessed for the prognosis of patients who undergo curative resection for colorectal cancer (CRC). Materials and Methods: We prepared a clinical dataset including 5,530 patients who participated in three major randomized controlled trials as a training dataset and 2,263 consecutive patients who were treated at a cancer-specialized hospital as a validation dataset. All subjects underwent radical resection for CRC which was histologically diagnosed to be adenocarcinoma...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228424/circulating-ship2-mrna-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-gastric-cancer
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J-F Xie, N-S Xie, J-H Tang, Q-P Gu, Q-T Luo
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies showed the aberrant expression of Src homology 2-containing inositol 5-phosphatase 2 (SHIP2) in GC tissue. However, the exact role of circulating SHIP2 in GC remains unclear. The aim of this manuscript was to analyze potential diagnostic and prognostic value of circulating SHIP2 levels in GC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Circulating SHIP2 expression was detected in the plasma of 156 GC patients and 60 healthy controls by qRT-PCR. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were plotted to explore the reliability of circulating SHIP2 in detecting GC...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228059/does-access-to-clinical-study-reports-from-the-european-medicines-agency-reduce-reporting-biases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-on-the-effect-of-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-cancer-patients
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Eliane Rohner, Michael Grabik, Thomy Tonia, Peter Jüni, Frank Pétavy, Francesco Pignatti, Julia Bohlius
Since 2010, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has provided access to clinical study reports (CSRs). We requested CSRs for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in cancer patients from EMA and identified RCT publications with literature searches. We assessed CSR availability and completeness, the impact of unreported and unpublished data obtained from CSRs on the effects of ESAs on quality of life (QoL) of cancer patients, and discrepancies between data reported in the public domain and in CSRs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226545/nitrous-oxide-oxygen-mixture-for-analgesia-in-adult-cancer-patients-with-breakthrough-pain-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Q Liu, L-L Gao, Y-L Dai, Y-X Li, Y Wang, C-F Bai, G-X Mu, X-M Chai, W-J Han, L-J Zhou, Y-J Zhang, L Tang, J Liu, J-Q Yu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a fixed nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture for the management of breakthrough cancer pain. METHODS/DESIGN: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial was undertaken in the Medical ward of Tumor Hospital of General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University. 240 cancer patients with breakthrough pain were recruited and randomly received a standard pain treatment (morphine sulphate immediate release) plus a pre-prepared nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture, or the standard pain treatment plus oxygen...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225060/functional-recovery-oncologic-outcomes-and-postoperative-complications-12-months-following-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-follow-up-of-an-evidence-based-analysis-comparing-the-retzius-sparing-and-standard-approaches
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Mani Menon, Deepansh Dalela, Marcus Jamil, Mireya Diaz, Christopher Tallman, Firas Abdollah, Akshay Sood, Linda Lehtola, David Miller, Wooju Jeong
PURPOSE: To report 1-year update of functional (urinary and sexual) recovery, oncological outcomes, and postoperative complications in patients who completed a randomized controlled trial comparing posterior (Retzius-sparing) with anterior robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One-hundred twenty patients with clinically low-intermediate risk prostate cancer (PCa) were randomized to undergo posterior (n=60) or anterior RARP (n=60) by a single surgical team at an academic institution...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224823/results-of-a-phase-ii-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-comparing-efficacy-of-cabazitaxel-versus-docetaxel-as-second-line-or-above-therapy-in-recurrent-head-and-neck-cancer
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Amit Joshi, Vijay Patil, Vanita Noronha, Sachin Dhumal, Nikhil Pande, Arun Chandrasekharan, Siddharth Turkar, Hollis DSouza, Sameer Shrirangwar, Abhishek Mahajan, Supreeta Arya, Shashikant Juvekar, Atanu BhattaCharjee, Kumar Prabhash
BACKGROUND: Cabazitaxel has shown activity in squamous cancer cell lines and in taxane resistant cell lines. Hence we planned a phase 2 study to evaluate the efficacy of cabazitaxel against Docetaxel in recurrent head and neck cancer, post first line treatment. METHODS: This was a phase 2, investigator initiated, randomized controlled trial of Docetaxel (75 mg/m2) versus Cabazitaxel (20 mg/m2), in patients with head and neck cancer with ECOG performance status 0-2 who have been exposed to at least one line of chemotherapy, involving a sample size of 92 (46 per group)(CTRI/2015/06/005848)...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224236/prognostic-factors-of-prostate-cancer-mortality-in-a-finnish-randomized-screening-trial
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Subas Neupane, Ewout Steyerberg, Jani Raitanen, Kirsi Talala, Juho Pylväläinen, Kimmo Taari, Teuvo Lj Tammela, Anssi Auvinen
OBJECTIVES: To identify the prognostic factors of prostate cancer death among patients enrolled in a Finnish prostate cancer screening trial. METHODS: Data on TNM stage, Gleason score, serum prostate-specific antigen at diagnosis, comorbidity and primary treatment were collected from medical records, as well as date and cause of death from Statistics Finland. Four prognostic risk groups were defined based on TNM stage, Gleason score and prostate-specific antigen at diagnosis...
December 10, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
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