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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150094/-geriatric-assessment-and-prognostic-scores-in-older-cancer-patient-additional-support-to-the-therapeutic-decision
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Frédéric Pamoukdjian, Evelyne Liuu, Philippe Caillet, Mathilde Gisselbrecht, Stéphane Herbaud, Pascaline Boudou-Rouquette, Laurent Zelek, Elena Paillaud
Cancer is a disease of the elderly as demonstrated by the epidemiological evolution of Western countries. Indeed, two third of cancers newly diagnosed occur over 65 years. However, older cancer patients have been often excluded from clinical trials in oncology and the extrapolation of cancer treatments in this population remains difficult in practice. Scientific societies recommend that a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) be performed in patients aged 70 and over and selected using screening tools for frailty such as the G8 index...
November 14, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150010/androgen-deprivation-alters-attention-to-sexually-provocative-visual-stimuli-in-elderly-men
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Jaime L Palmer-Hague, Vivian Tsang, Charlenn Skead, Richard J Wassersug, Eleni Nasiopoulos, Alan Kingstone
INTRODUCTION: Testosterone is known to regulate male sexual interest, but the exact way that androgens influence men's sexual cognition remains unclear. AIM: To investigate the influence of androgen deprivation (AD) on visual responses to sexually suggestive stimuli in men treated for prostate cancer with AD therapy. METHODS: Patients with AD-treated prostate cancer, patients with prostate cancer not on AD therapy, and age-matched healthy control participants were exposed to images of male and female runway models fully or minimally clothed...
December 2017: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146958/third-repeat-microvascular-reconstruction-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-aged-65-years-and-older-a-longitudinal-and-sequential-analysis
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Jonas Löfstrand, Kai-Ping Chang, Jennifer An-Jou Lin, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Hsuan-Yu Chou, Huang-Kai Kao
Performing a sequential third free flap for reconstruction of a head and neck defect after cancer resection can be challenging, and the problem is further compounded in elderly patients. The outcomes in this clinical scenario are currently unknown and this study aims to compare the results in elderly patients with younger patients in a high-volume microsurgical unit. A retrospective review of 126 consecutive patients who had undergone three sequential free flap reconstructions after head and neck cancer was performed...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146523/factors-that-contribute-to-differences-in-survival-of-black-vs-white-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Helmneh M Sineshaw, Kimmie Ng, W Dana Flanders, Otis W Brawley, Ahmedin Jemal
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Previous studies reported that black vs white disparities in survival among elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) were due to differences in tumor characteristics (tumor stage, grade, nodal status, and comorbidity) rather than differences in treatment. We sought to determine the sequential contribution of differences in insurance, comorbidity, tumor characteristics, and treatment receipt to the black-white survival disparity among patients with CRC in 18-64 years old...
November 13, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144183/age-and-rest-activity-rhythm-as-predictors-of-survival-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-lung-cancer
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Wen-Pei Chang, Robert Smith, Chia-Chin Lin
Disruption of the rest-activity rhythm in patients with lung cancer can accelerate cancer progression and affect survival. Rest-activity rhythm changes with age. Therefore, we investigated the effects of rest-activity rhythm and age on patients' survival. A total of 84 patients with lung cancer were recruited, then separated into two groups; younger patients aged under 65 years or elderly patients aged 65 and over. The dichotomy index (I < O) was used to estimate the rest-activity rhythm measured through the actigraphy motion detector...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142957/identifying-factors-that-influence-physicians-recommendations-for-dialysis-and-conservative-management-in-indonesia
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Eric A Finkelstein, Semra Ozdemir, Chetna Malhotra, Tazeen H Jafar, Hui Lin Choong, Johnny Suhardjono
Introduction: For elderly end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with multiple comorbidities, dialysis may offer little survival benefit compared to conservative management (CM). Yet, many elderly ESRD patients undergo dialysis, partly due to physicians' recommendations regarding treatment choice. This study aims to elucidate the factors that influence these recommendations. Methods: We surveyed a convenience sample of physicians who attended the 9th Asian Forum of Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative conference...
March 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141942/frailty-and-the-management-of-hematologic-malignancies
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Gregory A Abel, Heidi D Klepin
The majority of blood cancers occur in the elderly. This fact conspires with an aging population in many countries to make rigorous assessment for frailty increasingly important for hematologic oncologists. In this review, we first define frailty and its relevance for patients with hematologic malignancy. Next, we review current data regarding the impact of domains of frailty on outcomes for blood cancers including myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphomas such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and multiple myeloma...
November 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141225/a-comprehensive-patient-derived-xenograft-collection-representing-the-heterogeneity-of-melanoma
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Clemens Krepler, Katrin Sproesser, Patricia Brafford, Marilda Beqiri, Bradley Garman, Min Xiao, Batool Shannan, Andrea Watters, Michela Perego, Gao Zhang, Adina Vultur, Xiangfan Yin, Qin Liu, Ioannis N Anastopoulos, Bradley Wubbenhorst, Melissa A Wilson, Wei Xu, Giorgos Karakousis, Michael Feldman, Xiaowei Xu, Ravi Amaravadi, Tara C Gangadhar, David E Elder, Lauren E Haydu, Jennifer A Wargo, Michael A Davies, Yiling Lu, Gordon B Mills, Dennie T Frederick, Michal Barzily-Rokni, Keith T Flaherty, Dave S Hoon, Michael Guarino, Joseph J Bennett, Randall W Ryan, Nicholas J Petrelli, Carol L Shields, Mizue Terai, Takami Sato, Andrew E Aplin, Alexander Roesch, David Darr, Steve Angus, Rakesh Kumar, Ensar Halilovic, Giordano Caponigro, Sebastien Jeay, Jens Wuerthner, Annette Walter, Matthias Ocker, Matthew B Boxer, Lynn Schuchter, Katherine L Nathanson, Meenhard Herlyn
Therapy of advanced melanoma is changing dramatically. Following mutational and biological subclassification of this heterogeneous cancer, several targeted and immune therapies were approved and increased survival significantly. To facilitate further advancements through pre-clinical in vivo modeling, we have established 459 patient-derived xenografts (PDX) and live tissue samples from 384 patients representing the full spectrum of clinical, therapeutic, mutational, and biological heterogeneity of melanoma...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139215/treatment-utilization-and-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-with-locally-advanced-esophageal-carcinoma-a-review-of-the-national-cancer-database
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Gregory Vlacich, Pamela P Samson, Stephanie M Perkins, Michael C Roach, Parag J Parikh, Jeffrey D Bradley, A Craig Lockhart, Varun Puri, Bryan F Meyers, Benjamin Kozower, Cliff G Robinson
For elderly patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer, therapeutic approaches and outcomes in a modern cohort are not well characterized. Patients ≥70 years old with clinical stage II and III esophageal cancer diagnosed between 1998 and 2012 were identified from the National Cancer Database and stratified based on treatment type. Variables associated with treatment utilization were evaluated using logistic regression and survival evaluated using Cox proportional hazards analysis. Propensity matching (1:1) was performed to help account for selection bias...
November 15, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137320/a-phase-ii-study-of-s-1-with-concurrent-radiotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
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Yongling Ji, Xianghui Du, Ye Tian, Liming Sheng, Lei Cheng, Ying Chen, Guoqing Qiu, Xia Zhou, Wuan Bao, Danhong Zhang, Ming Chen
Background: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) using conventional platinum-based doublets are often associated with significant incidence of toxic effects in elderly patients with esophageal cancer. We previously reported a phase I trial of CCRT using S-1, an oral 5-fluorouracil derivative, which yielded well safe and active outcomes. Methods: Patients with histologically confirmed esophageal cancer, who were age of 70 years or older with performance status (PS) score of 0-2 or age of 66 to 69 with PS score of 2, were eligible for this Phase II trial...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136623/synergistic-effect-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-on-antiproliferative-action-of-anticancer-drugs-in-a-cancer-cell-line-model
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Ayako Ogo, Sachi Miyake, Hisako Kubota, Masaharu Higashida, Hideo Matsumoto, Fusako Teramoto, Toshihiro Hirai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: It has been found experimentally and clinically that eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) exerts an anticancer effect and that it has a minimal adverse event profile relative to other anticancer drugs. Any synergy between EPA and other anticancer drugs could be of therapeutic relevance, especially in elderly or high-risk patients. Therefore, we investigated the synergism between anticancer drugs and EPA experimentally. METHODS: EPA was coadministered in vitro with various anticancer drugs (paclitaxel, docetaxel, 5-fluorouracil and cis-diamminedichloridoplatinum[II]) to TE-1 cells, which were derived from human esophageal cancer tumors...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132839/inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-and-cancer
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Paul D Stein, Fadi Matta, Frank R Lawrence, Mary J Hughes
BACKGROUND: Administrative data has shown a lower mortality in hospitalized patients with pulmonary embolism and cancer who receive a vena cava filter. In the absence of a randomized controlled trial of vena cava filters in such patients, further investigation is necessary. Therefore, we performed this investigation using administrative data from a different database than used previously, and we investigate patients hospitalized in more recent years. METHODS: We analyzed administrative data from the Premier Healthcare Database, 2010-2014, in patients hospitalized with pulmonary embolism and solid malignant tumors...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132701/postoperative-outcome-after-pulmonary-surgery-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-elderly-patients
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Deniece D E M A Detillon, Eelco J Veen
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the main cause of cancer-related death in the Netherlands. Surgery offers the best potential cure, but lower rates of surgery are recorded for octogenarians because of concerns regarding morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We analyzed the Dutch Lung Surgery Audit database to determine the postoperative outcome of lung cancer resections for patients aged 60 years or more between January 2013 and December 2014. Three groups were compared: patients aged 80 years or more, patients aged 70 to 79 years, and patients aged 60 to 69 years...
November 10, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130624/efficiency-of-electrochemotherapy-with-reduced-bleomycin-dose-in-the-treatment-of-nonmelanoma-head-and-neck-skin-cancer-preliminary-results
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Ales Groselj, Masa Bosnjak, Primoz Strojan, Mojca Krzan, Maja Cemazar, Gregor Sersa
BACKGROUND: In the present study, effectiveness of electrochemotherapy was compared in patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) of the head and neck using standard and reduced doses of bleomycin. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients older than 65 years were prospectively treated with electrochemotherapy for nonmelanoma head and neck skin cancer. In the experimental group (n = 12 patients; 24 lesions), reduced bleomycin doses (10 000 IU/m(2) ) were used. In the control group (n = 16 patients; 28 lesions), the standard bleomycin doses (15 000 IU/m(2) ) were used...
November 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130226/-prevention-and-treatment-of-perioperative-non-surgery-related-complications-in-elderly-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Sheng Lu, Min Yan
The incidence of elderly gastric cancer patients is increasing, since the average life span is longer than ever before and the medical management is improved. Elderly patients usually have more comorbidities due to gradual loss of immunonutritional and functional status, leading to a higher rate of non-surgery-related postoperative morbidity and mortality. Along with the development of surgical and nursing technique, more and more surgeons would perform surgical procedures on elderly gastric cancer patients without hesitation...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130134/is-it-possible-to-improve-prognostic-value-of-nccn-ipi-in-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-the-prognostic-significance-of-comorbidities
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Darko Antic, Jelena Jelicic, Goran Trajkovic, Milena Todorovic Balint, Jelena Bila, Olivera Markovic, Ivan Petkovic, Vesna Nikolic, Bosko Andjelic, Vladislava Djurasinovic, Aleksandra Sretenovic, Mihailo Smiljanic, Vojin Vukovic, Biljana Mihaljevic
The prognostic value of the International Prognostic Index (IPI) has been re-evaluated in the rituximab-treated diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients. Accordingly, National Comprehensive Cancer Network-IPI (NCCN-IPI) has been introduced to estimate prognosis of DLBCL patients. However, comorbidities that frequently affect elderly DLBCL patients were not analyzed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of comorbidities using Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) in 962 DLBCL patients...
November 12, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129091/issues-in-the-management-of-esophageal-cancer-and-geriatric-patients
#17
Elizabeth Won
Esophageal cancer is a disease occurring in older adults and given the aging population, the incidence of cancer in the elderly will continue to rise. However, older patients are less likely to receive treatment for their cancers based on age alone. There are limited data and guidelines for how to manage the older patient population but elderly patients can derive benefit from treatment. This review will describe issues specific to older patients with esophageal cancer with a focus on the utilization of geriatric assessment (GA) tools and how to apply geriatric principles to this cancer patients...
October 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128297/role-of-geriatric-oncologists-in-optimizing-care-of-urological-oncology-patients
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REVIEW
Jean-Pierre Droz, Helen Boyle, Gilles Albrand, Nicolas Mottet, Martine Puts
CONTEXT: Urological cancers are common. Since the median age of diagnosis is 60-70 yr, many patients require geriatric as well as urological evaluation if treatment is to be tailored to individual health status including comorbidities and frailty. OBJECTIVE: To review the most important features of geriatric assessment and its expected benefits. We also consider ways in which collaboration between urologists and geriatricians and geriatric teams can benefit patient well-being...
November 8, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124061/diagnostics-of-thyroid-malignancy-and-indications-for-surgery-in-the-elderly-and-younger-counterparts-comparison-of-3-749-patients
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Krzysztof Kaliszewski, Dorota Diakowska, Marta Strutyńska-Karpińska, Beata Wojtczak, Michał Aporowicz, Zdzisław Forkasiewicz, Waldemar Balcerzak, Tadeusz Łukieńczuk, Paweł Domosławski
Background: It seems valuable for clinicians to know if diagnostics of thyroid malignancy (TM) and indications for surgery in the elderly patients differ from these in younger counterparts. Materials and Methods: Retrospective analysis of the medical records of 3,749 patients surgically treated for thyroid tumor. Data of patients with histopathology confirmed TM (n = 309) were studied. Results: The rate of cytological prediction to malignancy was more than three times higher in elderly women...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123416/frequency-and-clinical-relevance-of-egfr-mutations-and-eml4-alk-translocations-in-octogenarians-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Amanda Tufman, Kathrin Kahnert, Thomas Duell, Diego Kauffmann-Guerrero, Katrin Milger, Christian Schneider, Julia Stump, Zulfiya Syunyaeva, Rudolf Maria Huber, Simone Reu
Background: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have improved response rates in some patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and testing for EGFR mutation and ALK translocation is recommended for all patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma. The frequency of driver mutations in elderly and very elderly patients has not been described. Patients and methods: We reviewed EGFR and ALK in patients over the age of 70 years diagnosed and treated at our center in 2015 (subgroups: 70-74, 75-79 and >80 years)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
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