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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719841/risk-of-treatment-related-mortality-in-cancer-patients-treated-with-ipilimumab-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sheng Zhang, Fei Liang, Wenfeng Li, Qing Wang
BACKGROUND: Fatal adverse events (FAEs) have been reported in cancer patients receiving ipilimumab-a monoclonal antibody against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4, but the risk of treatment-related mortality is unknown. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of ipilimumab to determine the overall risk of FAEs associated with ipilimumab. METHODS: We systematically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane CENTRAL, ClinicalTrial...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717373/diagnostic-value-of-alarm-symptoms-for-upper-gi-malignancy-in-patients-referred-to-gi-clinic-a-7-years-cross-sectional-study
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Mohammad Hasan Emami, Masoud Ataie-Khorasgani, Nasim Jafari-Pozve
BACKGROUND: Early upper gastrointestinal (UGI) cancer detection had led to organ-preserving endoscopic therapy. Endoscopy is a suitable method of early diagnosis of UGI malignancies. In Iran, exclusion of malignancy is the most important indication for endoscopy. This study is designed to see whether using alarm symptoms can predict the risk of cancer in patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 3414 patients referred to a tertiary gastrointestinal (GI) clinic in Isfahan, Iran, from 2009 to 2016 with dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and alarm symptoms, such as weight loss, dysphagia, GI bleeding, vomiting, positive familial history for cancer, and anorexia...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713060/a-standardized-imaging-protocol-for-the-endoscopic-prediction-of-dysplasia-within-sessile-serrated-polyps-with-video
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David J Tate, Mahesh Jayanna, Halim Awadie, Lobke Desomer, Ralph Lee, Stephen J Heitman, Mayenaaz Sidhu, Kathleen Goodrick, Nicholas G Burgess, Hema Mehajan, Duncan McLeod, Michael J Bourke
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dysplasia within sessile serrated polyps (SSPs) is difficult to detect, may be mistaken for an adenoma risking incomplete resection of the background serrated tissue, and is strongly implicated in interval cancer after colonoscopy. The use of endoscopic imaging to detect dysplasia within SSP has not been systematically studied. METHODS: Consecutively detected SSP ≥8 mm in size were evaluated using a standardized imaging protocol at a tertiary endoscopy center over 3 years...
July 13, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712987/the-tailored-study-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-improve-surrogate-decision-making
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Daniel P Sulmasy, Mark T Hughes, Gayane Yenokyan, Joan Kub, Peter B Terry, Alan B Astrow, Julie A Johnson, Grace Ho, Marie T Nolan
CONTEXT: Patients with terminal illnesses often require surrogate decision makers. Prior research has demonstrated high surrogate stress, and that despite standards promoting substituted judgment, most patients do not want their surrogates to make pure substituted judgments for them. It is not known how best to help loved ones fulfill the surrogate role. OBJECTIVES: To test the effectiveness of an intervention to help surrogate decision makers. METHODS: 166 patients (41% with ALS and 59% with gastrointestinal cancers) and their surrogates at 2 university medical centers were randomized to an intensive nurse-directed discussion of the end of life Decision Control Preferences of the patient (TAILORED) or a discussion of nutrition (CONTROL); 163 completed baseline interviews and underwent the intervention...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712791/radiotherapy-for-stage-i-and-ii-testicular-seminomas-secondary-malignancies-and-survival
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Hiten D Patel, Arnav Srivastava, Ridwan Alam, Gregory A Joice, Zeyad R Schwen, Alice Semerjian, Mohamad E Allaf, Phillip M Pierorazio
INTRODUCTION: Testicular seminoma affects relatively young men with excellent survival outcomes. There has been increasing concern that radiotherapy (RT) leads to secondary malignant neoplasms (SMNs) and subsequent mortality. We evaluated the effect of RT on incidence of SMNs and quantified cancer-related mortality and other causes of death for patients with stage I and II testicular seminoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A national sample of men (1988-2013) diagnosed with stage IA/IB/IS/IIA/IIB/IIC testicular seminomas from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results were evaluated...
July 13, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711754/stability-and-priority-of-symptoms-and-symptom-clusters-among-allogeneic-hsct-patients-within-a-5-year-longitudinal-study
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Peter Esser, Katharina Kuba, Angela Scherwath, Christoffer Johansen, Anke Schwinn, Lena Schirmer, Frank Schulz-Kindermann, Margitta Kruse, Uwe Koch, Axel Rolf Zander, Nicolaus Kröger, Heide Götze, Anja Mehnert
CONTEXT: Due to toxicity and invasiveness, allogeneic HSCT causes severe and longstanding symptom burden. Longitudinal studies on symptoms and symptom clusters (SC) would be helpful to optimize symptom control, but are rare to date. OBJECTIVES: To investigate stability of symptoms, extract time stable SC and to determine their priority in symptom management. METHODS: In this multicenter study, patients diagnosed with hematological cancer were assessed before conditioning (T0) and three months (T1), one year (T2) and five years (T3) after transplantation...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711461/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-evaluation-of-their-monitoring-in-clinical-practice-the-spanish-cohort-of-the-comora-study
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Alejandro Balsa, Leticia Lojo-Oliveira, Mercedes Alperi-López, María García-Manrique, Carmen Ordóñez-Cañizares, Lorena Pérez, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Alfonso Corrales, Javier Narváez, José Rey-Rey, Carlos Rodríguez-Lozano, Soledad Ojeda, Santiago Muñoz-Fernández, Joan M Nolla, José García-Torrón, Fernando Gamero, Rosario García-Vicuña, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, José Campos, José Rosas, José Francisco García-Llorente, Antonio Gómez-Centeno, Rafael Cáliz, Raimon Sanmartí, Alberto Bermúdez, Lydia Abasolo-Alcázar, Antonio Fernández-Nebro, Luis Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Carlos Marras, Miguel Ángel González-Gay, Ihsane Hmamouchi, Emilio Martín-Mola
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of comorbidities in patients with RA in Spain and discuss their management and implications using data from the Spanish cohort of the multinational study on COMOrbidities in Rheumatoid Arthritis (COMORA). METHODS: This is a national sub-analysis of the COMORA study. We studied the demographics and disease characteristics of 200 adults patients diagnosed with RA (1987 ACR), and routine practices for screening and preventing the following selected comorbidities: cardiovascular, infections, cancer, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, osteoporosis and depression...
July 12, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710747/phase-i-study-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells-in-treating-her2-positive-advanced-biliary-tract-cancers-and-pancreatic-cancers
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Kaichao Feng, Yang Liu, Yelei Guo, Jingdan Qiu, Zhiqiang Wu, Hanren Dai, Qingming Yang, Yao Wang, Weidong Han
This phase I clinical trial (NCT01935843) is to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and activity of chimeric antigen receptor-engineered T cell (CART) immunotherapy targeting human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) in patients with advanced biliary tract cancers (BTCs) and pancreatic cancers (PCs). Eligible patients with HER2-positive (>50%) BTCs and PCs were enrolled in the trial. Well cultured CART-HER2 cells were infused following the conditioning treatment composed of nab-paclitaxel (100-200 mg/m(2)) and cyclophosphamide (15-35 mg/kg)...
July 14, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710508/risk-of-gastrointestinal-events-with-newly-approved-after-2011-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-cancer-patients-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jing Li, Jian Gu
PURPOSE: We performed a meta-analysis to systematically review the gastrointestinal (GI) events (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anorexia) of five newly approved (after 2011) VEGFR-TKIs in cancer patients. METHODS: The relevant studies of the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in cancer patients treated with cabozantinib, vandetanib, lenvatinib, regorafenib, and axitinib were retrieved and the systematic evaluation was conducted. RESULTS: Forty-one randomized controlled trials and 10,860 patients were included...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709705/phase-ii-trial-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-chemoradiation-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
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Carla Rameri Alexandre Silva de Azevedo, Luiz Cláudio Santos Thuler, Maria Júlia Gonçalves de Mello, Jurema Telles de Oliveira Lima, Ana Luiza Fassizoli da Fonte, Diógenes Fernando Santos Fontão, Vandré Cabral Gomes Carneiro, Tien Man Cabral Chang, Carlos Gil Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: Cervical cancer is a global public health challenge. Since 1999, platin based chemoradiation (CRT) is the standard treatment for those patients with locally advanced disease. However, this population still has a dismal prognosis and, alternatives approaches such as adjuvant chemotherapy are controversial, especially because of increased toxicity. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) could be an option for more intensive treatment with manageable toxicity. METHODS: A phase II, prospective, non-randomized trial was conducted at a reference center in Recife, Brazil...
July 11, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709170/-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-as-a-rare-metastatic-spreading-of-braf-mutated-microsatellite-stable-colon%C3%A2-cancer
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Aksana Höblinger, Stephanie Weber, Florian Tschirner, Stefan Kröber, Konrad Streetz
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is a rare but serious complication of solid tumors such as melanoma, breast and lung cancer, as well as gastrointestinal carcinomas. Its clinical manifestation is highly variable, presenting as radicular pain with or without neurological deficits, as well as with headaches and hallucinatory irritation symptoms. Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is often misdiagnosed, which delays treatment. Here we report a rare case of a patient with BRAF-mutated microsatellite stable colon carcinoma with lymphatic and skeletal metastases, who developed neurological symptoms one month after the initial diagnosis of malignancy...
July 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709051/collision-tumor-of-choriocarcinoma-and-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-stomach-a-case-report
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Shuichi Fukuda, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Tomoko Wakasa, Keisuke Inoue, Kotaro Kitani, Hajime Ishikawa, Masanori Tsujie, Masao Yukawa, Yoshio Ohta, Masatoshi Inoue
INTRODUCTION: Both gastric choriocarcinoma and small cell carcinoma are extremely rare, both accounting for approximately 0.1% of all gastric cancers. Therefore, simultaneous occurrence of gastric choriocarcinoma and small cell carcinoma is even rarer. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 84-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital with the chief complaint of dysphagia. Laboratory data showed iron deficiency anemia. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen revealed thickened wall of the stomach at the fundus and several enlarged abdominal lymph nodes...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708791/self-reported-long-term-autonomic-function-after-laparoscopic-total-mesometrial-resection-for-early-stage-cervical-cancer-a-multicentric-study
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Alessandro Lucidi, Swetlana Windemut, Marco Petrillo, Margherita Dessole, Giulio Sozzi, Giuseppe Filiberto Vercellino, Kaven Baessler, Giuseppe Vizzielli, Jalid Sehouli, Giovanni Scambia, Vito Chiantera
OBJECTIVES: This multicentric retrospective study investigates the early and long-term self-reported urinary, bowel, and sexual dysfunctions in early-stage cervical cancer patients who submitted to laparoscopic total mesometrial resection (L-TMMR), total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy, vaginal-assisted laparoscopic radical hysterectomy, and laparoscopic-assisted radical vaginal hysterectomy. METHODS: Cervical cancer patients, FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) stage IA2-IB1/IIA1 who submitted to nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy were recruited...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708225/clinical-outcomes-of-salvage-chemoradiotherapy-for-locally-recurrent-biliary-tract-cancer
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Jeong Il Yu, Hee Chul Park, Do Hoon Lim, Joon Oh Park, Young Suk Park, Seung Tae Kim, Seong Ho Choi, Dong Wook Choi, In Woong Han, Jin Seok Heo
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes and prognostic factors of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) for locally recurrent biliary tract cancer (BTC) after curative surgical resection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients with locally recurrent BTC treated with CCRT between October 2004 and December 2013. The study included and analyzed 42 patients with a history of curative-intent surgical resection of confirmed adenocarcinoma originating from the biliary tract...
July 11, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708208/relationship-between-clinical-toxicities-and-ercc1-rs3212986-and-xrcc3-rs861539-polymorphisms-in-cervical-cancer-patients
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Sílvia Soares, Augusto Nogueira, Ana Coelho, Joana Assis, Deolinda Pereira, Isabel Bravo, Rui Medeiros
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested that there are single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that can be considered potential biomarkers in the prognosis and therapeutic response of cancer patients. The present study investigated the association between ERCC1 rs3212986 and XRCC3 rs861539 polymorphisms and clinical toxicities induced by chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in cervical cancer. METHODS: This hospital-based retrospective cohort study included 260 patients with cervical cancer, FIGO stages Ib2-IVa, who underwent CRT (cisplatin)...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707966/targeted-molecular-ablation-of-cancer-stem-cells-for-curing-gastrointestinal-cancers
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Yong Seok Kim, Ho Jae Lee, Jong-Min Park, Young-Min Han, Napapan Kangwan, Ji Young Oh, Dong Yoon Lee, Ki Baik Hahm
Abundance of the ATPase-binding cassette (ABC) transporters and deranged self-renewal pathways characterize the presence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in gastrointestinal cancers (GI cancers), which play crucial roles in tumorigenesis, chemotherapy resistance, tumor recurrence, and cancer metastasis. Therefore, in order to ensure high cure rates, chemoquiescence, CSCs should be ablated. Recent advances in either understanding CSCs or biomarker identification enable scientists to develop techniques for ablating CSCs and clinicians to provide cancer cure, especially in GI cancers characterized by inflammation-driven carcinogenesis...
July 14, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707774/hsa_circ_0020397-regulates-colorectal-cancer-cell-viability-apoptosis-and-invasion-by-promoting-the-expression-of-the-mir-138-targets-tert-and-pd-l1
#17
Xiu-Li Zhang, Ling-Ling Xu, Fang Wang
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common human gastrointestinal cancer, and recent studies indicate that circular RNA (circRNA) may regulate cancer development. In this study, we assess the role of circRNA specifically in colorectal cancer. Our quantitative PCR assays demonstrate an upregulation of the circRNA has_circ_0020397 and a downregulation of miR-138 in CRC cells, as well as a negative correlation between these two. Using a dual-luciferase reporter assay, we show evidence of miR-138 binding sites on hsa_circ_0020397, and that overexpression of hsa_circ_0020397 could inhibit the downregulation of luciferase activity by miR-138...
July 14, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707297/functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-children-from-low-socio-economic-status-and-helicobacter-pylori-infection
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F Jaime, A Villagrán, C Hernández, M Ortiz, C Serrano, P R Harris
BACKGROUND: Most studies on functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children are based on data from the northern hemisphere. Scientific reports are arising in South American population, but little is still known about children from low socio-economic status (SES), where Helicobacter pylori infection is endemic. Our objective was to evaluate the prevalence of FGIDs in school children from low SES and its relationship with H. pylori infection. METHODS: Children from 3 public schools of low SES from Santiago de Chile were included...
July 14, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707167/supportive-care-for-patients-undergoing-immunotherapy
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Bernardo Leon Rapoport, Ronwyn van Eeden, Vincent Sibaud, Joel B Epstein, Jean Klastersky, Matti Aapro, Devan Moodley
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, a new class of cancer therapeutic agents, play an important role in the management of melanoma, NSCLC, and other malignancies. A workshop organized by three MASCC Study Groups: Oral Care, Skin Toxicities, and Neutropenia, Infection, and Myelosuppression during the MASCC Annual Meeting held in Adelaide, Australia on 23-25 June, 2016 focused on the new class of anti-cancer therapeutic agents. Topics in the workshop included the mechanism of action and clinical uses of immune anti-CTL4 and anti-PD1 antibodies, checkpoint inhibitor toxicities, including skin adverse events, gastrointestinal toxicities, oral complications, pulmonary toxicities, and endocrinological and immune-related infections...
July 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706010/clinical-management-of-potential-toxicities-and-drug-interactions-related-to-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-6-inhibitors-in-breast-cancer-practical-considerations-and-recommendations
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REVIEW
Laura M Spring, Mark L Zangardi, Beverly Moy, Aditya Bardia
Aberrations of the cell cycle are pervasive in cancer, and selective cell cycle inhibition of cancer cells is a target of choice for a number of novel cancer therapeutics. Cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) are key regulatory enzymes that control cell cycle transitions and the commitment to cell division. Palbociclib and ribociclib are both orally active, highly selective reversible inhibitors of CDK4 and CDK6 that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer in combination with specific endocrine therapies...
July 13, 2017: Oncologist
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