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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346805/brachytherapy-for-patients-with-prostate-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-cancer-care-ontario-joint-guideline-update
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Joseph Chin, R Bryan Rumble, Marisa Kollmeier, Elisabeth Heath, Jason Efstathiou, Tanya Dorff, Barry Berman, Andrew Feifer, Arthur Jacques, D Andrew Loblaw
Purpose To jointly update the Cancer Care Ontario guideline on brachytherapy for patients with prostate cancer to account for new evidence. Methods An Update Panel conducted a targeted systematic literature review and identified more recent randomized controlled trials comparing dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with brachytherapy in men with prostate cancer. Results Five randomized controlled trials provided the evidence for this update. Recommendations For patients with low-risk prostate cancer who require or choose active treatment, low-dose rate brachytherapy (LDR) alone, EBRT alone, and/or radical prostatectomy (RP) should be offered to eligible patients...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346106/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-distinct-subpopulation-from-the-wm115-cell-line-that-resembles-in-vitro-properties-of-melanoma-cancer-stem-cells
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Sonia G Escobar, Mark H Chin, Mark L Sandberg, Han Xu
Despite key advances in cancer therapies, malignant tumors, such as melanoma, continue to be one of the leading causes of mortality. Recent debate on whether cancer can originate from a tumor-initiating subpopulation has permeated oncology and stem cell research. It has been well established that primary and immortalized tumor cells consist of heterogeneous cell populations. The profound effect of tumor heterogeneity on tumor growth and drug resistance remains elusive, but it is highly likely that subpopulations of cancer cells have different capabilities of self-renewal and drug resistance...
February 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346091/a-high-throughput-screening-model-of-the-tumor-microenvironment-for-ovarian-cancer-cell-growth
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Madhu Lal-Nag, Lauren McGee, Rajarshi Guha, Ernst Lengyel, Hilary A Kenny, Marc Ferrer
The tumor microenvironment plays an important role in the processes of tumor growth, metastasis, and drug resistance. We have used a multilayered 3D primary cell culture model that reproduces the human ovarian cancer metastatic microenvironment to study the effect of the microenvironment on the pharmacological responses of different classes of drugs on cancer cell proliferation. A collection of oncology drugs was screened to identify compounds that inhibited the proliferation of ovarian cancer cells growing as monolayers or forming spheroids, on plastic and on a 3D microenvironment culture model of the omentum metastatic site, and also cells already in preformed spheroids...
January 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344599/does-ultrasound-measurement-improve-the-accuracy-of-electronic-brachytherapy-in-the-treatment-of-superficial-non-melanomatous-skin-cancer
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Uma Goyal, Junhan Pan, Haiyan Cui, Baldassarre Stea
PURPOSE: Electronic brachytherapy (eBT) is a form of contact radiation therapy used for thin superficial non-melanomatous skin cancers (NMSCs). An accurate measurement of diameter and depth is important for eBT treatment planning. Therefore, we compared clinical measurements by an experienced physician to measurements obtained using ultrasound (US), an objective imaging modality, in order to determine if clinical measurements were accurate enough for adequate NMSC treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighteen patients with 20 biopsy-proven NMSCs first had a clinical examination and then an US evaluation prior to starting eBT...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344158/laparoscopic-vs-open-approach-for-transverse-colon-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-short-and-long-term-outcomes
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Christos Athanasiou, Jonathan Robinson, Marina Yiasemidou, Sonia Lockwood, Georgios A Markides
BACKGROUND: Transverse colon malignancies have been excluded from all randomized controlled trials comparing laparoscopic against open colectomies, potentially due to the advanced laparoscopic skills required for dissecting around the middle colic vessels and the associated morbidity. Concerns have been expressed that the laparospopic approach may compromise the oncological clearance in transverse colon cancer. This study aimed to comprehensively compare the laparoscopic (LPA) to the open (OPA) approach by performing a meta-analysis of long and short term outcomes...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343976/prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-versus-observation-in-patients-with-extensive-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-multicentre-randomised-open-label-phase-3-trial
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Toshiaki Takahashi, Takeharu Yamanaka, Takashi Seto, Hideyuki Harada, Hiroshi Nokihara, Hideo Saka, Makoto Nishio, Hiroyasu Kaneda, Koichi Takayama, Osamu Ishimoto, Koji Takeda, Hiroshige Yoshioka, Motoko Tachihara, Hiroshi Sakai, Koichi Goto, Nobuyuki Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Results from a previous phase 3 study suggested that prophylactic cranial irradiation reduces the incidence of symptomatic brain metastases and prolongs overall survival compared with no prophylactic cranial irradiation in patients with extensive-disease small-cell lung cancer. However, because of the absence of brain imaging before enrolment and variations in chemotherapeutic regimens and irradiation doses, concerns have been raised about these findings. We did a phase 3 trial to reassess the efficacy of prophylactic cranial irradiation in the treatment of extensive-disease small-cell lung cancer...
March 23, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343612/single-incision-laparoscopy-versus-standard-laparoscopy-for-colorectal-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carlos Hoyuela, Montserrat Juvany, Fernando Carvajal
The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate if the advantages of single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) to perform a colorectal resection justify a broad application of this approach. A total of 32 studies including 3863 patients, comparing colorectal procedures performed with SILS or multi-port laparoscopy (LCS) were analyzed after a systematic review. Colorectal SILS had comparable outcomes to multi-port LCS in terms of operating time (P = 0.44), conversion rate (2.0% vs 3.0%; P = 0.52), reoperations (1...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343326/segmental-ureterectomy-is-not-inferior-to-radical-nephroureterectomy-for-either-middle-or-distal-ureter-urothelial-cell-carcinomas-within-3-5%C3%A2-cm
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Chen Fang, Xin Xie, Tianyuan Xu, Wei He, Hongchao He, Xiaojing Wang, Yu Zhu, Zhoujun Shen, Yuan Shao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate oncologic outcomes of segmental ureterectomy (SU) compared with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for urothelial carcinoma of ureter. To evaluate whether tumor position is a factor to influence outcomes of different surgical procedures. METHODS: From November 2003 to June 2016, 131 patients with urothelial carcinoma of ureter underwent SU or RNU at our department. We used survival analysis and Cox regression models to compare oncologic outcomes after SU and RNU...
March 25, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343019/a-new-opportunity-for-nanomedicines-micellar-cytochrome-p450-inhibitors-to-improve-drug-efficacy-in-a-cancer-therapy-model
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Marion Paolini, Laurence Poul, Audrey Darmon, Matthieu Germain, Agnès Pottier, Laurent Levy, Eric Vibert
Nanomedicines are mainly used as drug delivery systems; here we evaluate a new application - to inhibit a drug's metabolism thereby enhancing its effective dose. Micelles containing the natural furanocoumarin 6',7'-dihydroxybergamottin (DHB), a known CYP450 inhibitor, were developed to transiently block hepatic CYP450-mediated drug metabolism and increase the bioavailability of the oncology drug docetaxel. Administered in mice 24hours prior to the drug, DHB-micelles enhanced antitumor efficacy in the tumor xenograft models HT-29 and MDA-MB-231, when compared to the drug alone...
March 22, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342936/clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-panurothelial-carcinoma-treated-with-radical-nephroureterectomy-following-cystectomy-for-metachronous-recurrence
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Qiang Li, Melissa Assel, Eugene Pietzak, Aditya Bagrodia, Eugene Cha, Guido Dalbagni, Jonathan Coleman
PURPOSE: We report pathologic, functional, and oncologic outcomes in patients treated with radical nephroureterectomy following radical cystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified patients who underwent radical cystectomy then radical nephroureterectomy for metachronous urothelial recurrence at our institution between January 1995 and December 2014. Univariable Cox regression was used to assess the association between overall survival and age, grade, stage, lymph node metastasis, and radiographic findings...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342659/urologic-oncologic-surveyrobotic-level-iii-inferior-vena-cava-tumor-thrombectomy-initial-series-gill-is-metcalfe-c-abreu-a-duddalwar-v-chopra-s-cunningham-m-thangathurai-d-ukimura-o-satkunasivam-r-hung-a-papalia-r-aron-m-desai-m-gallucci-m-j-urol-2015-oct-194
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Max Meng
PURPOSE: Level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy for renal cancer is one of the most challenging open urologic surgeries. We present the initial series of completely intracorporeal robotic level III inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine patients underwent robotic level III inferior vena cava thrombectomy and 7 patients underwent level II thrombectomy. The entire operation (high intrahepatic inferior vena cava control, caval exclusion, tumor thrombectomy, inferior vena cava repair, radical nephrectomy, and retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy) was performed exclusively robotically...
March 22, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342130/laparoscopic-proximal-gastrectomy-with-double-tract-reconstruction-is-superior-to-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-for-proximal-early-gastric-cancer
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Do Hyun Jung, Yoontaek Lee, Dong Wook Kim, Young Suk Park, Sang-Hoon Ahn, Do Joong Park, Hyung-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy (LPG) with double tract reconstruction (DTR) is known to reduce reflux symptoms, which is a major concern after proximal gastrectomy. The aim of this study is to compare retrospectively the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing LPG with DTR with those treated by laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG). METHODS: Ninety-two and 156 patients undergoing LPG with DTR and LTG for proximal stage I gastric cancer were retrospectively analyzed for short- and long-term clinical outcomes...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341300/a-phase-i-pharmacokinetic-study-of-intraperitoneal-bortezomib-and-carboplatin-in-patients-with-persistent-or-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Danielle A Jandial, William E Brady, Stephen B Howell, Heather A Lankes, Russell J Schilder, Jan H Beumer, Susan M Christner, Sandra Strychor, Matthew A Powell, Andrea R Hagemann, Kathleen N Moore, Joan L Walker, Paul A DiSilvestro, Linda R Duska, Paula M Fracasso, Don S Dizon
PURPOSE: Intraperitoneal (IP) therapy improves survival compared to intravenous (IV) treatment for women with newly diagnosed, optimally cytoreduced, ovarian cancer. However, the role of IP therapy in recurrent disease is unknown. Preclinical data demonstrated IP administration of the proteasome inhibitor, bortezomib prior to IP carboplatin increased tumor platinum accumulation resulting in synergistic cytotoxicity. We conducted this phase I trial of IP bortezomib and carboplatin in women with recurrent disease...
March 21, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341242/adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-stage-ii-and-iii-colon-cancer-following-complete-resection-a-cancer-care-ontario-systematic-review
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B M Meyers, R Cosby, F Quereshy, D Jonker
The objective of this systematic review was to provide current evidence regarding the use of adjuvant systemic chemotherapy for stage II and III colon cancer following curative intent surgery. MEDLINE and EMBASE databases and proceedings of American Society for Clinical Oncology and European Society of Medical Oncology/European Cancer Congress were searched through to August 2015. Systematic reviews (with or without meta-analyses) and randomised controlled trials were included. Patients with completely resected stage III colon cancer have an overall survival benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339637/provider-perspectives-on-the-implementation-of-psychosocial-risk-screening-in-pediatric-cancer
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Anne E Kazak, Lamia P Barakat, Martha A Askins, Maureen McCafferty, Alyssa Lattomus, Nicole Ruppe, Janet Deatrick
Objective:  Psychosocial risk screening is an important initial step in delivering evidence-based care. This qualitative descriptive study identified how multidisciplinary pediatric oncology health-care providers perceive psychosocial risk screening to identify factors in uptake and implementation. Methods:  A script guided digitally recorded (transcribed) interviews regarding psychosocial screening and challenges to facilitators of screening. Participants were 15 multidisciplinary staff (physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physician assistant) at nine sites, three using the Psychosocial Assessment Tool© for research and six for clinical care...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339305/development-of-anxiety-depression-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-oncology-patients-without-initial-symptoms-according-to-the-hospital-anxiety-and-depression-scale-a-comparative-study
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Annika Thalén-Lindström, Bengt Glimelius, Birgitta Johansson
BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety are associated with decreased health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The knowledge about the development of anxiety, depression and HRQoL in cancer patients without depression or anxiety, that is initially scoring as non-cases (cutoff <8) according to the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), is sparse. The objectives were: (1) to evaluate changes in anxiety, depression and HRQoL over 6 months in two independent cohorts of oncology patients initially scoring as non-cases by the HADS, (2) to compare stable non-case patients with the general population regarding HRQoL and (3) to explore the outcomes using >4 rather than >7 as cutoff on any of HADS subscales...
March 24, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338450/postoperative-quality-of-life-assessment-in-patients-with-spine-metastases-treated-with-long-segment-pedicle-screw-fixation
#17
Florian Bernard, Jean-Michel Lemée, Olivier Lucas, Philippe Menei
OBJECTIVE In recent decades, progress in the medical management of cancer has been significant, resulting in considerable extension of survival for patients with metastatic disease. This has, in turn, led to increased attention to the optimal surgical management of bone lesions, including metastases to the spine. In addition, there has been a shift in focus toward improving quality of life and reducing hospital stay for these patients, and many minimally invasive techniques have been introduced with the aim of reducing the morbidity associated with more traditional open approaches...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337546/robotic-thyroidectomy-versus-conventional-open-thyroidectomy-for-thyroid-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Jing-Hua Pan, Hong Zhou, Xiao-Xu Zhao, Hui Ding, Li Wei, Li Qin, Yun-Long Pan
BACKGROUND: Despite the new technical alternative offered by the robotic surgery for minimally invasive thyroid surgery, the role of the robotic thyroidectomy (RT) in thyroid cancer has been highly disputed. This paper gives a systematic review and meta-analysis aiming to compare RT and open thyroidectomy (OT) based on the surgical outcomes and oncologic results. METHODS: Relevant literature was searched from various databases up to July 2016, including PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of science and Clinical Trials...
March 23, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337458/protein-array-based-detection-of-proteins-in-kidney-tissues-from-patients-with-membranous-nephropathy
#19
Shuqiang Wang, Yang Lu, Quan Hong, Xiaodong Geng, Xu Wang, Wei Zheng, Chengcheng Song, Chunling Liu, Meng Fan, Yue Xi, Mandi Guo, Di Wu
Membranous nephropathy (MN) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease in which proteins related with plenty of biological processes play an important role. However, the role of these proteins in the pathogenesis of MN is still unclear. This study aimed to screen differential proteins in kidney tissue samples from MN patients by using protein arrays and determine the pathways involved in the pathogenesis of MN. This study first tested a quantitative protein array (QAH-INF-3) and two semiquantitative protein arrays (L-493 and L-507) with normal renal tissue and identified L-493 as the most appropriate assay to compare protein levels between MN tissues and normal control tissues...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336313/vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-colonisation-risk-factors-and-risk-for-infection-among-hospitalised-paediatric-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Myrto Eleni Flokas, Spyridon A Karageorgos, Marios Detsis, Michail Alevizakos, Eleftherios Mylonakis
The objective of this study was to estimate the rate and significance of colonisation with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) among hospitalised children. The PubMed and EMBASE databases were systematically searched (last accessed on 29 May 2016) to identify studies evaluating VRE colonisation of the gastrointestinal tract of hospitalised children in non-outbreak periods. Of 945 non-duplicate citations, 19 studies enrolling 20 234 children were included. The overall and paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) rate of VRE colonisation were both 5% [95% confidence interval (CI) 3-8% overall and 95% CI 2-9% in the PICU] but was 23% in haematology/oncology units (95% CI 18-29%)...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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