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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053029/the-evidence-on-effectiveness-of-weekly-vs-triweekly-cisplatin-concurrent-with-radiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-hnscc-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jc Kennetth Jacinto, Jayson Co, Michael Benedict Mejia, Eugenio Emmanuel Regala
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to synthesize the current available evidences on the effectiveness of weekly vs triweekly cisplatin concurrent with radiotherapy in the primary and adjuvant treatment of locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of literature were undertaken to assess the effectiveness of weekly vs triweekly schedule in primary and adjuvant treatment for HNSCC with adverse risk features...
November 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052663/self-management-intervention-for-adult-cancer-survivors-after-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Soo Hyun Kim, Kisook Kim, Deborah K Mayer
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: This study aims to evaluate the effects of self-management interventions (SMIs) for cancer survivors who completed primary treatment. 
. LITERATURE SEARCH: Using PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL®, PsycINFO®, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trails (CENTRAL), the authors conducted a systematic search of randomized, controlled trials published in English from database conception through June 2016. 
. DATA EVALUATION: The meta-analysis was conducted with Cochrane Review Manager, version 5...
November 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052662/evaluation-of-online-learning-modules-for-improving-physical-activity-counseling-skills-practices-and-knowledge-of-oncology-nurses
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Kristina H Karvinen, Lynda Balneaves, Kerry S Courneya, Beth Perry, Tracy Truant, Jeff Vallance
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of online learning modules for improving physical activity counseling practices among oncology nurses. 
. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial.
. SETTING: Online.
. SAMPLE: 54 oncology nurses.
. METHODS: Oncology nurses were randomly assigned to the learning modules group or control group. The learning modules group completed six online learning modules and quizzes focused on physical activity for cancer survivors, general physical activity principles, and motivational interviewing...
November 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052658/feasibility-study-of-an-online-intervention-to-support-male-spouses-of-women-with-breast-cancer
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Wendy Duggleby, Sunita Ghosh, Kelly Struthers-Montford, Cheryl Nekolaichuk, Ceinwen Cumming, Roanne Thomas, Katia Tonkin, Jennifer Swindle
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility of a web-based psychosocial supportive intervention entitled Male Transition Toolkit (MaTT). 
. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial, mixed methods, concurrent feasibility design.
. SETTING: Edmonton, a large metropolitan city in western Canada.
. SAMPLE: 40 dyads (women with breast cancer and their spouse).
. METHODS: Male spouse participants in the treatment group accessed MaTT for four weeks...
November 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051138/effectiveness-of-two-web-based-interventions-for-chronic-cancer-related-fatigue-compared-to-an-active-control-condition-results-of-the-fitter-na-kanker-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fieke Z Bruggeman-Everts, Marije D J Wolvers, Rens van de Schoot, Miriam M R Vollenbroek-Hutten, Marije L Van der Lee
BACKGROUND: Approximately one third of all patients who have been successfully treated for cancer suffer from chronic cancer-related fatigue (CCRF). Effective and easily accessible interventions are needed for these patients. OBJECTIVE: The current paper reports on the results of a 3-armed randomized controlled trial investigating the clinical effectiveness of two different guided Web-based interventions for reducing CCRF compared to an active control condition...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050447/uncaria-tomentosa
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Valentina Della Valle
Uncaria tomentosa (U. tomentosa) or uña de gato, a species of vine of Rubiaceae family, was used from centuries in various medical conditions. Although there are no randomized controlled trials or published human outcome studies, some conditions reportedly improved by U. tomentosa include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, prostatitis, viral illnesses and cancer (acting as a non-specific immunomodulantign agent) and it may also have potential as an immunomodulating adaptogen in cellular aging. The understanding of some specific mechanisms of molecular action leads to the demonstration of various anti-inflammatory, immunostimulating and protective effects...
December 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049756/interventions-to-improve-follow-up-of-positive-results-on-fecal-blood-tests-a-systematic-review
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Kevin Selby, Christine Baumgartner, Theodore R Levin, Chyke A Doubeni, Ann G Zauber, Joanne Schottinger, Christopher D Jensen, Jeffrey K Lee, Douglas A Corley
Background: Fecal immunochemical testing is the most commonly used method for colorectal cancer screening worldwide. However, its effectiveness is frequently undermined by failure to obtain follow-up colonoscopy after positive test results. Purpose: To evaluate interventions to improve rates of follow-up colonoscopy for adults after a positive result on a fecal test (guaiac or immunochemical). Data Sources: English-language studies from the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, and Embase from database inception through June 2017...
October 17, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049421/complementary-religious-and-spiritual-interventions-in-physical-health-and-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-clinical-trials
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Juliane Piasseschi de Bernardin Gonçalves, Giancarlo Lucchetti, Paulo Rossi Menezes, Homero Vallada
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether religious and spiritual interventions (RSIs) can promote physical health and quality of life in individuals. METHODS: The following databases were used to conduct a systematic review: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cochrane, and Scielo. Randomized controlled trials that evaluated RSIs regarding physical health outcomes and/or quality of life in English, Spanish or Portuguese were included. RSI protocols performed at a distance (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049045/nutrition-physical-activity-and-lifestyle-factors-in-prostate-cancer-prevention
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Eric Ballon-Landa, John Kellogg Parsons
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review current evidence for prostate cancer prevention with nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle interventions and identify future research directions. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple preclinical and observational studies have observed that diet, exercise, and lifestyle interventions may play a role in mitigating disease progression, mortality, and overall disease burden for high-grade and fatal prostate cancer. Increased vegetable and fruit intakes, decreased red meat and saturated fat intakes, and increased exercise are potentially associated with decreased risk of incident disease and increased progression-free, prostate cancer-specific, and overall survival...
October 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049000/oral-nutrition-as-a-form-of-pre-operative-enhancement-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Emma R J Bruns, Tanja E Argillander, Baukje Van Den Heuvel, Christianne J Buskens, Peter Van Duijvendijk, Renate M Winkels, Annette Kalf, Edwin S Van Der Zaag, Eelco B Wassenaar, Willem A Bemelman, Barbara C Van Munster
BACKGROUND: Nutritional status has major impacts on the outcome of surgery, in particular in patients with cancer. The aim of this review was to assess the merit of oral pre-operative nutritional support as a part of prehabilitation in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS: A systematic literature search and meta-analysis was performed according to the Preferred Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) recommendations in order to review all trials investigating the effect of oral pre-operative nutritional support in patients undergoing colorectal surgery...
October 19, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048177/the-role-of-a-palliative-care-intervention-in-moderating-the-relationship-between-depression-and-survival-among-individuals-with-advanced-cancer
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Anna T Prescott, Jay G Hull, J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Tor D Tosteson, Kathleen Doyle Lyons, Zhigang Li, Zhongze Li, Konstantin H Dragnev, Mark T Hegel, Karen E Steinhauser, Tim A Ahles, Marie A Bakitas
OBJECTIVE: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of early palliative care interventions in advanced cancer have positively impacted patient survival, yet the mechanisms remain unknown. This secondary analysis of 2 RCTs assessed whether an early palliative care intervention moderates the relationship between depressive symptoms and survival. METHOD: The relationships among mood, survival, and early palliative care intervention were studied among 529 advanced cancer patients who participated in 2 RCTs...
October 19, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047408/the-efficacy-of-the-kampo-medicine-rikkunshito-for-chemotherapy-induced-anorexia-rich-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Takuya Inoue, Hironori Takagi, Yuki Owada, Yuzuru Watanabe, Takumi Yamaura, Mitsuro Fukuhara, Satoshi Muto, Naoyuki Okabe, Yuki Matsumura, Takeo Hasegawa, Jun Osugi, Mika Hoshino, Mitsunori Higuchi, Yutaka Shio, Hiroshi Yokouchi, Kenya Kanazawa, Katsuya Ohbuchi, Takahisa Fukushima, Mitsuru Munakata, Hiroyuki Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin is a key drug in lung cancer therapy. However, cisplatin is also well known to induce gastrointestinal disorders, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, anorexia, and weight loss. These symptoms sometimes affect patients' quality of life and make continuation of chemotherapy difficult. Anorexia is a cause of concern for patients with cancer because a persistent loss of appetite progresses to cancer cachexia. Although evidence-based management for chemotherapy has recently been established, there is room for improvement...
October 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045659/bevacizumab-chemotherapy-versus-chemotherapy-alone-in-elderly-patients-with-untreated-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-randomized-phase-ii-trial-prodige-20-study-results
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T Aparicio, O Bouché, J Taieb, E Maillard, S Kirscher, P-L Etienne, R Faroux, F Akouz Khemissa, F El Hajbi, C Locher, Y Rinaldi, T Lecomte, S Lavau-Denes, M Baconnier, A Oden-Gangloff, D Genet, E Paillaud, F Retornaz, E François, L Bedenne
BACKGROUND: Metastatic colorectal cancer frequently occurs in elderly patients. Bevacizumab in combination with front line chemotherapy is a standard treatment but some concern raised about tolerance of bevacizumab for these patients. The purpose of PRODIGE 20 was to evaluate tolerance and efficacy of bevacizumab according to specific endpoints in this population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients aged 75 and over were randomly assigned to bevacizumab + chemotherapy (BEV) versus chemotherapy (CT)...
September 28, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045553/randomized-controlled-trial-of-s-1-versus-docetaxel-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-previously-treated-with-platinum-based-chemotherapy-east-asia-s-1-trial-in-lung-cancer
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H Nokihara, S Lu, T S K Mok, K Nakagawa, N Yamamoto, Y K Shi, L Zhang, R A Soo, J C Yang, S Sugawara, M Nishio, T Takahashi, K Goto, J Chang, M Maemondo, Y Ichinose, Y Cheng, W T Lim, S Morita, T Tamura
Background: Chemotherapy remains a viable option for the management of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) despite recent advances in molecular targeted therapy and immunotherapy. We evaluated the efficacy of oral 5-fluorouracil-based S-1 as second- or third-line therapy compared with standard docetaxel therapy in patients with advanced NSCLC. Patients and methods: Patients with advanced NSCLC previously treated with ≥1 platinum-based therapy were randomized 1:1 to docetaxel (60 mg/m2 in Japan, 75mg/m2 at all other study sites; day 1 in a 3-week cycle) or S-1 (80-120 mg/day, depending on body surface area; days 1-28 in a 6-week cycle)...
September 29, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045529/impact-of-genetic-variations-in-the-mapk-signaling-pathway-on-outcome-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients-treated-with-first-line-folfiri-and-bevacizumab-data-from-fire-3-and-tribe-trials
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M D Berger, S Stintzing, V Heinemann, D Yang, S Cao, Y Sunakawa, Y Ning, S Matsusaka, S Okazaki, Y Miyamoto, M Suenaga, M Schirripa, S Soni, W Zhang, A Falcone, F Loupakis, H-J Lenz
Background: The MAPK-interacting kinase 1 (MKNK1) is localized downstream of the RAS/RAF/ERK and the MAP3K1/MKK/p38 signaling pathway. Through phosphorylation MKNK1 regulates the function of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E, a key player in translational control, whose expression is often upregulated in metastatic colorectal cancer patients (mCRC). Preclinical data suggest that MKNK1 increases angiogenesis by upregulating angiogenic factors. We therefore hypothesize that variations in the MKNK1 gene predict outcome in mCRC patients treated with first-line FOLFIRI and bevacizumab (bev)...
August 2, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045516/navigating-the-highlights-of-phase-iii-trials-a-watchful-eye-on-evidence-based-radiotherapy
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J C Trone, S Espenel, A Rehailia-Blanchard, E Guillaume, N Vial, C Rancoule, C Rodriguez-Lafrasse, M Ben Mrad, A El Meddeb Hamrouni, E Ollier, C Chargari, E Deutsch, A Vallard, N Magné
Background: Phase III randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the cornerstone of evidence-based oncology. However, there is no exhaustive review describing the radiotherapy RTCs characteristics. The objective of the present study was to describe features of all phase III RCTs including at least a radiation therapy. Methods and materials: Requests were performed in the Medline database (via PubMed). The latest update was performed in April 2016, using the following MESH terms: 'clinical trials: phase III as topic', 'radiotherapy', 'brachytherapy', as keywords...
July 12, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045514/exploratory-analysis-of-the-association-of-depth-of-response-and-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-a-targeted-therapy-or-immunotherapy
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C E McCoach, G M Blumenthal, L Zhang, A Myers, S Tang, R Sridhara, P Keegan, R Pazdur, R C Doebele, D Kazandjian
Background: Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) permits rapid evaluation of new therapeutic strategies in cancer. However, RECIST does not capture the heterogeneity of response in highly active therapies. Depth of tumor response may provide a more granular view of response. We explored the association between, depth of response (DepOR), with overall survival (OS) and progression free survival (PFS) for patients with NSCLC being treated with an ALK inhibitor (ALKi) or an anti-PD-1 antibody (Ab)...
August 2, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045212/tofacitinib-or-adalimumab-versus-placebo-for-psoriatic-arthritis
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Philip Mease, Stephen Hall, Oliver FitzGerald, Désirée van der Heijde, Joseph F Merola, Francisco Avila-Zapata, Dorota Cieślak, Daniela Graham, Cunshan Wang, Sujatha Menon, Thijs Hendrikx, Keith S Kanik
BACKGROUND: Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor that is under investigation for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. We evaluated tofacitinib in patients with active psoriatic arthritis who previously had an inadequate response to conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). METHODS: In this 12-month, double-blind, active-controlled and placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned patients in a 2:2:2:1:1 ratio to receive one of the following regimens: tofacitinib at a 5-mg dose taken orally twice daily (107 patients), tofacitinib at a 10-mg dose taken orally twice daily (104), adalimumab at a 40-mg dose administered subcutaneously once every 2 weeks (106), placebo with a blinded switch to the 5-mg tofacitinib dose at 3 months (52), or placebo with a blinded switch to the 10-mg tofacitinib dose at 3 months (53)...
October 19, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044879/exercise-therapy-for-trismus-secondary-to-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Jolanda I Kamstra, Marianne van Leeuwen, Jan L N Roodenburg, Pieter U Dijkstra
BACKGROUND: Effects of exercise therapy for trismus secondary to head and neck cancer have not been reviewed systematically since 2004. METHODS: Four databases were searched. The quality of observational studies and randomized controlled trials was assessed. RESULTS: Two hundred eleven articles were found, 20 studies were included. A large variation in research methodology, stretching techniques, duration of stretch, and repetition of exercises was found...
November 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044466/massage-therapy-decreases-cancer-related-fatigue-results-from-a-randomized-early-phase-trial
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Becky Kinkead, Pamela J Schettler, Erika R Larson, Dedric Carroll, Margaret Sharenko, James Nettles, Sherry A Edwards, Andrew H Miller, Mylin A Torres, Boadie W Dunlop, Jeffrey J Rakofsky, Mark Hyman Rapaport
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a prevalent and debilitating symptom experienced by cancer survivors, yet treatment options for CRF are limited. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of weekly Swedish massage therapy (SMT) versus an active control condition (light touch [LT]) and waitlist control (WLC) on persistent CRF in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: This early phase, randomized, single-masked, 6-week investigation of SMT, LT, and WLC enrolled 66 female stage 0-III breast cancer survivors (age range, 32-72 years) who had received surgery plus radiation and/or chemotherapy/chemoprevention with CRF (Brief Fatigue Inventory > 25)...
October 17, 2017: Cancer
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