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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109908/potential-role-of-metronomic-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-and-gastroesophageal-cancer
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Vanita Noronha, Vijay M Patil, Amit Joshi, Anuradha Chougule, Shripad Banavali, Kumar Prabhash
Patients with esophagogastric cancer have poor prognoses in spite of the best available therapies. Patients are debilitated and may not tolerate, or may progress, on standard cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens. Metronomic chemotherapy is an attractive treatment option due to its very low reported toxicity, modest efficacy, low cost and ease of administration. Capecitabine is the most common drug used in metronomic scheduling; other drugs include cyclophosphamide and paclitaxel. Dosing of capecitabine can range from 1000 mg orally daily for 4 weeks on and 1 week off to a continuous dosing schedule of 1500 mg orally daily...
January 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106104/high-aldh1-expression-correlates-with-better-prognosis-in-tumorigenic-malignant-melanoma
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Laura A Taylor, Ronnie M Abraham, Emin Tahirovic, Patricia van Belle, Bin Li, Linfang Huang, David E Elder, Phyllis Gimotty, Xiaowei Xu
Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) has been proposed as biomarker of stem cells for certain human cancers. ALDH1 expression has been correlated with poor patient outcomes in a variety of malignancies but better patient outcomes in others, and its prognostic significance in malignant melanoma is unclear. Thus, 68 melanoma patients with comprehensive clinical and pathologic follow-up data were used to construct a tissue microarray. A modified histological score (H-score) with a maximum score of 300 was used to quantify immunohistochemical staining for ALDH1...
January 20, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104597/preferences-about-information-and-decision-making-among-older-patients-with-and-without-cancer
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Elena Paillaud, Florence Canoui-Poitrine, Gwenaelle Varnier, Narges Anfasi-Ebadi, Ester Guery, Olivier Saint-Jean, Mathilde Gisselbrecht, Thomas Aparicio, Sylvie Bastuji-Garin, Marie Laurent, Philippe Caillet
BACKGROUND: information of older patients with cancer is crucial to ensure optimal care. OBJECTIVES: to compare older patients with and without cancer regarding their preferences about medical information, decision-making and surrogate designation. DESIGN: an intention-to-act questionnaire was completed by patients ≥70 y enroled in the ELderly CAncer PAtients cohort between January and June 2013 and by patients in the same age group enroled in a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2005 in acute geriatric wards...
January 18, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102479/peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-related-bloodstream-infection-caused-by-kocuria-marina-in-an-elderly-man
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Nobuaki Mori, Yuichi Nishihara, Hideki Tayama, Akiko Higuchi, Yasuko Aoki
BACKGROUND: Kocuria species are Gram-positive, aerobic cocci, and members of the Micrcoccaceae family that are known to be opportunistic pathogens. Although there have been sporadic reports of infections caused by Kocuria species, little is known regarding their human pathogenicity and clinical characteristics. CASE REPORT: We herein report a case of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related bloodstream infection caused by Kocuria marina in a 90-year-old Japanese with multiple cancer...
January 19, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101658/naso-intestinal-tube-is-more-effective-in-treating-postoperative-ileus-than-naso-gastric-tube-in-elderly-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Yang Shi, Xi Peng Zhang, Hai Qin, Yong Jun Yu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the effect of naso-intestinal tube and naso-gastric tube in relieving postoperative ileus in elderly patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS: Patients (n = 46) with ileus symptom following radical surgery for treating colorectal cancer were placed with either naso-intestinal tube at duodenum or conventional naso-gastric tube. Then, their waist perimeter, intra abdominal pressure, maximum diameter in bowls, length of time to pass flatus or passage of bowel movement or to return to diet, length of hospital stay, daily drainage, serum levels of lactic acid, hemoglobin, and creatinine as well were compared...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101205/impact-of-microsatellite-status-on-chemotherapy-for-colorectal-cancer-patients-with-kras-or-braf-mutation
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Chi-Jung Huang, Shih-Hung Huang, Chih-Cheng Chien, Henry Hsin-Chung Lee, Shung-Haur Yang, Chun-Chao Chang, Chia-Long Lee
KRAS and BRAF mutations are frequently detected in cases of colorectal cancer (CRC). The microsatellite status of patients with CRC and mutated KRAS/BRAF is important when determining cancer therapy. In the present study, the microsatellite status and genetic polymorphisms of KRAS (codons 12 and 13) and BRAF (V600E) were characterized in CRC tissue. The mismatch repair activity and oncogenic potential of KRAS were assessed by immunoblots from two KRAS-mutated CRC cell lines, SW480 and HCT116, with different microsatellite statuses, following treatment with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and oxaliplatin...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099362/laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-in-a-92-older-chinese-patient-for-cancer-of-head-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report
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Jiayu Zhou, Chang Xin, Tao Xia, Yiping Mou, Xiaowu Xu, Renchao Zhang, Yucheng Zhou, Weiwei Jin, Chao Lu
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) is one of the most complex gastrointestinal procedures performed in laparoscopic abdominal surgery. However, the concern for elderly undergoing LPD remains. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports describing LPD for A-92-older patient. This study aimed to share the experience of a tertiary pancreatic center and confirm the safety, feasibility of LPD for the elderly. METHOD: The patient had complained of 6-months history of abdominal discomfort and progressive jaundice...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095874/clinicopathological-study-of-9-cases-of-prostate-cancer-involving-the-rectal-wall
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Tao Tang, Zhengduo Yang, Dan Zhang, Jie Qu, Guang Liu, Shiwu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer involving the rectal wall is rare and may lead to diagnostic pitfalls. CASE PRESENTATION: Out of 9504 patients with rectal tumors between January 2003 and January 2015, 9 patients (elderly with a mean age of 74 years) with prostate cancer involving the rectal wall were clinically misdiagnosed with rectal cancer. The lesions were located in the rectum, and included 3 circumferential rectal masses, 1 ulceration lesion, 1 crater-like mass, and 4 protruding lesions...
January 17, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095397/a-randomised-phase-ii-trial-and-feasibility-study-of-palliative-chemotherapy-in-frail-or-elderly-patients-with-advanced-gastroesophageal-cancer-321go
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P S Hall, S R Lord, M Collinson, H Marshall, M Jones, C Lowe, H Howard, D Swinson, G Velikova, A Anthoney, R Roy, J Dent, S Cheeseman, K Last, M T Seymour
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are commonly under-represented in cancer clinical trials. The 321GO was undertaken in preparation for a definitive phase three trial assessing different chemotherapy regimens in a frail and/or elderly population with advanced gastroesophageal (GO) cancer. METHODS: Patients with advanced GO cancer considered unfit for conventional dose chemotherapy were randomly assigned in a 1 : 1 : 1 ratio to: epirubicin, oxaliplatin and capecitabine (EOX); oxaliplatin and capecitabine (OX); and capecitabine alone (X) (all 80% of full dose and unblinded)...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095342/orthognathic-surgery-during-breast-cancer-treatment-a-case-report
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Tsuyoshi Shimo, Norie Yoshioka, Masahiro Nakamura, Soichiro Ibaragi, Tatsuo Okui, Yuki Kunisada, Masanori Masui, Mayumi Yao, Koji Kishimoto, Shoko Yoshida, Akiyoshi Nishiyama, Hiroshi Kamioka, Akira Sasaki
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, patients with orthognathic surgery in middle-aged and elderly people have come to be a more frequent occurrence. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in woman worldwide, and its prevalence rate is steadily increasing. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 47-year-old Japanese woman in whom left-side breast cancer (Stage 1) was unexpectedly found just before orthognathic surgery in April 2012. Breast-conserving surgery was performed (estrogen receptor+, progesterone receptor+, HER2 -, surgical margin+, sentinel lymph node +) that May...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095145/performance-of-four-frailty-classifications-in-older-patients-with-cancer-prospective-elderly-cancer-patients-cohort-study
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Emilie Ferrat, Elena Paillaud, Philippe Caillet, Marie Laurent, Christophe Tournigand, Jean-Léon Lagrange, Jean-Pierre Droz, Lodovico Balducci, Etienne Audureau, Florence Canouï-Poitrine, Sylvie Bastuji-Garin
Purpose Frailty classifications of older patients with cancer have been developed to assist physicians in selecting cancer treatments and geriatric interventions. They have not been compared, and their performance in predicting outcomes has not been assessed. Our objectives were to assess agreement among four classifications and to compare their predictive performance in a large cohort of in- and outpatients with various cancers. Patients and Methods We prospectively included 1,021 patients age 70 years or older who had solid or hematologic malignancies and underwent a geriatric assessment in one of two French teaching hospitals between 2007 and 2012...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091898/the-outcomes-of-radiotherapy-and-factors-that-predict-overall-survival-in-elderly-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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H Yin, M E, H Zhang, C Wang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate radiotherapy in terms of both feasibility and efficacy for the treatment of 206 elderly patients (≥70 years) with unresectable ESCC and to investigate the factors that predict overall survival in those patients. METHODS: Totally, 206 elderly patients with esophageal cancer (≥70 years) treated with RT for ESCC in the Harbin Medical University Affiliated Tumor Hospital were retrospectively enrolled. Radiation treatment results and side effects were evaluated...
January 13, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089376/chemotherapy-completion-in-elderly-women-with-ovarian-primary-peritoneal-or-fallopian-tube-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Vivian E von Gruenigen, Helen Q Huang, Jan H Beumer, Heather A Lankes, William Tew, Thomas Herzog, Arti Hurria, Robert S Mannel, Tina Rizack, Lisa M Landrum, Peter G Rose, Ritu Salani, William H Bradley, Thomas J Rutherford, Robert V Higgins, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Gini Fleming
PURPOSE: A simple measure to predict chemotherapy tolerance in elderly patients would be useful. We prospectively tested the association of baseline Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) score with ability to complete 4 cycles of first line chemotherapy without dose reductions or >7days delay in elderly ovarian cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients' age ≥70 along with their physicians chose between two regimens: CP (Carboplatin AUC 5, Paclitaxel 135mg/m(2)) or C (Carboplatin AUC 5), both given every 3weeks either after primary surgery or as neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) with IADL and quality of life assessments performed at baseline, pre-cycle 3, and post-cycle 4...
January 12, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089304/management-of-prostate-cancer-in-elderly-patients-recommendations-of-a-task-force-of-the-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology
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REVIEW
Jean-Pierre Droz, Gilles Albrand, Silke Gillessen, Simon Hughes, Nicolas Mottet, Stéphane Oudard, Heather Payne, Martine Puts, Gilbert Zulian, Lodovico Balducci, Matti Aapro
CONTEXT: Prostate cancer is the most frequent male cancer. Since the median age of diagnosis is 66 yr, many patients require both geriatric and urologic evaluation if treatment is to be tailored to individual circumstances including comorbidities and frailty. OBJECTIVE: To update the 2014 International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) guidelines on prostate cancer in men aged >70 yr. The update includes new material on health status evaluation and the treatment of localised, advanced, and castrate-resistant disease...
January 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089100/community-onset-clostridium-difficile-infection-at-a-tertiary-medical-center-in-southern-taiwan-2007-2015
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Chin-Shiang Tsai, Yuan-Pin Hung, Jen-Chieh Lee, Nan-Yao Lee, Po-Lin Chen, Ling-Shan Syue, Ming-Chi Li, Chia-Wen Li, Wen-Chien Ko
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is well-known as the major cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitalized patients. Community-onset CDI (CO-CDI) is an emerging threat. However, clinical information of CO-CDI in Taiwan remains scarce. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted at a medical center in southern Taiwan. Symptomatic patients between 2007 and 2015 with C. difficile toxin or tcdB detected in stool were identified as CDI, and were classified as CO-CDI [including community-associated CDI (CA-CDI) and community-onset health care facility-associated CDI (CO-HCFA-CDI)] and health care facility-onset CDI (HCFO-CDI)...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087143/contribution-of-age-to-clinical-trial-enrollment-and-tolerance-with-ovarian-cancer
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Jessica Gillen, Camille Gunderson, Molly Greenwade, Michelle Rowland, Rachel Ruskin, Kai Ding, Aleia Crim, Adam Walter, Emily White, Kathleen Moore
INTRODUCTION: Increasing age has been correlated with shorter survival in ovarian cancer patients, a finding attributed to diminished tolerance of standard therapy. Elderly patients, however, are less likely to enroll on clinical trials; thus, limited data exists to evaluate their response to front line treatment. This study describes how elderly patients on trial fared, with respect to toxicity and response, compared to younger women. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed of ovarian cancer patients enrolled in front line chemotherapy trials at our institution between 2000 and 2013...
January 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081546/advanced-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-outcomes-with-transition-from-devolved-to-centralised-care-in-a-regional-cancer-centre
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Olusola O Faluyi, Joanna L Connor, Madhuchanda Chatterjee, Carl Ikin, Helen Wong, Daniel H Palmer
BACKGROUND: Previous observations suggest suboptimal 'real world' survival outcomes for advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. We hypothesized that centralisation of advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma management would improve chemotherapy treatment and survival from the disease. METHODS: The data was prospectively collected on all cases of advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma reviewed through Clatterbridge Cancer Centre according to two groups; 1 October 2009-31st Dec 2010 (devolved care) or 1 January 2013-31 March 2014 (centralised care)...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081307/the-demographics-and-histopathological-features-of-oral-cavity-cancers-in-turkey
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Mehmet Düzlü, Recep Karamert, Faruk Kadri Bakkal, Raşit Cevizci, Hakan Tutar, Mehmet Ekrem Zorlu, Alper Dilci, Fakih Cihat Eravcı
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to examine the demographics and histopathological features of oral cavity cancers (OCCs) managed in our clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed with OCCs in the Gazi University Otorhinolaryngology Department between the years 1993 and 2013 were retrospectively enrolled in the study. Surgical archive charts and pathology records were reviewed in detail regarding the anatomical and histopathological profiles of the tumors, as well as the demographic data of the patients...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078647/sitagliptin-a-review-in-type-2-diabetes
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Lesley J Scott
The dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor sitagliptin (Januvia(®); Glactiv(®); Tesavel(®); Xelevia™) is approved in more than 130 countries worldwide as monotherapy and in combination with other antihyperglycaemic drugs for the treatment of adult patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Extensive clinical experience has firmly established the glycaemic efficacy of oral sitagliptin (±other antihyperglycaemic drugs) in a broad spectrum of patients with T2D, including obese, elderly and renally impaired patients and those with established cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD)...
January 11, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078122/performance-status-and-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-are-important-prognostic-factors-in-elderly-patients-with-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Makoto Kadokura, Yasuaki Ishida, Akihisa Tatsumi, Ei Takahashi, Hiroko Shindo, Fumitake Amemiya, Shinichi Takano, Mitsuharu Fukasawa, Tadashi Sato, Nobuyuki Enomoto
BACKGROUND: The usefulness of various prognostic factors for pancreatic cancer (PC) has been reported, but the number of elderly patients in these studies is disproportionately fewer compared with those in everyday practice. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors for unresectable PC in elderly patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 67 elderly (age ≥75 years) patients with unresectable PC who underwent chemotherapy between January 2006 and December 2014 at our hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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