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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901246/chemotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly-population
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Fábio Nasser Santos, Tiago Biachi de Castria, Marcelo Rocha Souza Cruz, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are over 70 years of age at diagnosis. Despite this fact, these patients are underrepresented in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). As a consequence, the most appropriate regimens for these patients are controversial, and the role of single-agent or combination therapy is unclear. In this setting, a critical systematic review of RCTs in this group of patients is warranted. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of different cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens for previously untreated elderly patients with advanced (stage IIIB and IV) NSCLC...
September 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900743/-the-relationship-between-coping-behaviors-and-symptom-distress-in-elderly-patients-with-cancer-undergoing-initial-chemotherapy
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Shih-Ping Wu, Ya-Chuan Hsu
BACKGROUND: Elderly cancer patients undergoing initial chemotherapy often suffer discomfort from medication-related symptom distress. This discomfort may affect treatment responses and outcomes negatively. PURPOSE: This correlational, cross-sectional design study used a purposive sample of 100 patients who were both over 60 years of age and currently undergoing initial chemotherapy. The participants completed a structured questionnaire that was administered at a medical center in southern Taiwan...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900441/successful-afatinib-treatment-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Hisao Imai, Kyoichi Kaira, Ichiro Naruse, Hideki Hayashi, Hirotoshi Iihara, Yutaro Kita, Naoki Mizusaki, Takayuki Asao, Yoshinori Itoh, Tadashi Sugiyama, Koichi Minato, Masanobu Yamada
The treatment for patients with lung cancer undergoing hemodialysis, who are frequently elderly and have poor performance status, becomes a more important subject. However, the feasibility of afatinib in patients with chronic renal failure undergoing hemodialysis has not, so far, been reported. Here, afatinib was administered to three patients with NSCLC harboring EGFR mutation and chronic renal failure undergoing hemodialysis. Pharmacokinetic (PK) data of afatinib supported the safety of afatinib treatment...
November 29, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900359/homozygous-inactivation-of-chek2-is-linked-to-a-familial-case-of-multiple-primary-lung-cancer-with-accompanying-cancers-in-other-organs
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Yoji Kukita, Jiro Okami, Noriko Yoneda-Kato, Ikuko Nakamae, Takeshi Kawabata, Masahiko Higashiyama, Junya Kato, Ken Kodama, Kikuya Kato
In clinical practice, there are a number of cancer patients with clear family histories, but the patients lack mutations in known familial cancer syndrome genes. Recent advances in genomic technologies have enhanced the possibility of identifying causative genes in such cases. Two siblings, an elder sister and a younger brother, were found to have multiple primary lung cancers at the age of 60. The former subsequently developed breast cancer and had a history of uterine myoma. The latter had initially developed prostate cancer at the age of 59 and had a history of colon cancer...
November 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900205/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-the-accore-study
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C M Lund, D Nielsen, C Dehlendorff, A B Christiansen, F Rønholt, J S Johansen, K K Vistisen
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients with primary colorectal cancer (CRC) are less frequently treated with adjuvant chemotherapy than younger patients due to concerns regarding toxicity and efficiency. We investigated how age, performance status (PS) and comorbidity influence treatment outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective single-centre study of 529 patients with stages II-III CRC treated with adjuvant chemotherapy (5-fluorouracil/capecitabine+/÷oxaliplatin) from 2001 to 2011 at Herlev Hospital, Denmark...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899909/engaging-elderly-breast-cancer-patients-the-potential-of-ehealth-interventions
#6
Daniela Villani, Chiara Cognetta, Davide Toniolo, Francesco Scanzi, Giuseppe Riva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899783/-a-case-of-recurrent-breast-cancer-with-carcinomatous-pleurisy-successfully-treated-with-biweekly-paclitaxel-and-bevacizumab
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Takashi Yoshida, Yoshinari Goto, Kana Sakiyama, Morihiko Kimura
A 72-year-old woman underwent mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection for left breast cancer at the age of 43 years, and was diagnosed with breast cancer metastasis to the pleura at the age of 68 years. She had been sequentially treated with hormonal therapies, but complained of a cough and dyspnea after 4 years. Chest radiography showed right pleural effusion, and cytological examination of the pleural effusion revealed adenocarcinoma cells. Biweekly paclitaxel and bevacizumab therapy was administered...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899777/-physical-activity-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancer-undergoing-outpatient-chemotherapy
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Megumi Iwakoshi, Tetsuya Tsuji, Hiromasa Takaishi, Yasuo Hamamoto, Tsunehiro Takahashi, Takashi Endo, Yuko Kitagawa, Meigen Liu
PURPOSE: To determine factors affecting physical activity in outpatients with gastrointestinal cancer. METHODS: This observational study applied the International Physical Activity Questionnaire(IPAQ)to identify factors affecting physical activity in outpatients(male, n=51; female, n=24; mean age, 64.2±10.2 years)with gastrointestinal cancer undergoing chemotherapy. Relationships between the main outcome measures, total weekly physical activity score(TPA)and total weekly energy expenditure(TEE), and patient background factors were analyzed...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897411/skeletal-muscle-density-is-an-independent-predictor-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-outcomes-treated-with-rituximab-based-chemoimmunotherapy
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Michael P Chu, Jessica Lieffers, Sunita Ghosh, Andrew Belch, Neil S Chua, Amelie Fontaine, Randeep Sangha, Robert A Turner, Vickie E Baracos, Michael B Sawyer
BACKGROUND: While much cancer research focuses on tumours and their microenvironment, malignancies cause widespread physiologic changes. Cancer and treatment-related sarcopenia, measured with quantitative imaging or as a decrease in overall body mass, are indicative of poor prognosis in elderly diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, skeletal muscle radiodensity (SMD) may be a better prognostic marker. SMD, a measure of muscle radiation attenuation on CT imaging, is more prognostic than sarcopenia or International Prognostic Index (IPI) scores in follicular lymphoma and multiple solid organ malignancies...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896390/-assisted-suicide-in-the-movies-what-is-not-shown
#10
Kurt W Schmidt
Whereas changes to the existing legal situation regarding assisted suicide have been a topic of controversial debate in Germany for the last few years, this issue has long been of interest for international film-makers. Since the mid-1980s, the theme of assisted suicide has repeatedly been taken up by cinema, predominantly as central to a relationship drama. A sick person asks somebody close to them for help. Often this somebody is a physician or a nurse, ultimately an obvious way of solving the practical problem of how the assistant is to gain access to a lethal substance...
November 28, 2016: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895425/folfirinox-in-elderly-patients-with-pancreatic-or-colorectal-cancer-tolerance-and-efficacy
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Jean-Florian Guion-Dusserre, Aurélie Bertaut, François Ghiringhelli, Julie Vincent, Valérie Quipourt, Sophie Marilier, Zoé Tharin, Leila Bengrine-Lefevre
AIM: To study the tolerance and the efficiency of FOLFIRINOX in elderly patients diagnosed with colorectal or pancreatic cancer. METHODS: This retrospective study included elderly patients aged over 70 years of age treated at Georges-Francois Leclerc Center by FOLFIRINOX for histological proved colorectal or pancreatic cancer between January 2009 and January 2015. Chemotheapy regimen consisted of oxaliplatin (85 mg/m(2) in over 120 min) followed by leucovorin (400 mg/m(2) in over 120 min), with the addition, after 30 min of irinotecan (180 mg/m(2) in over 90 min) then 5 fluorouracil (5FU) (400 mg/m(2) administred intravenous bolus), followed by 5FU (2400 mg/m(2) intraveinous infusion over 46 h) repeated every 2 wk...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893210/impact-of-treatment-type-on-overall-survival-in-elderlybrazilian-women-with-breast-cancer
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Marcelo Adeodato Bello, Raquel Ferreira de Menezes, Brunna Silva, Rafael de Carvalho da Silva, Rousiane Silva Cavalcanti, Thayane de Fátima da Costa Moraes, Fabiana Tonellotto, Suzana Sales de Aguiar, Renata Brum Martucci, Anke Bergmann, Luiz Claudio Thuler
Objective: To analyze the survival of elderly patients with breast cancer according to the type of treatment used. Methods: A cohort study of women aged 80 or over with breast cancer registered with the Brazilian National Cancer Institute (Instituto Nacional do Câncer - INCA) between 2008 and 2009 was conducted. Prognosis was analyzed according to the cancer treatment performed: surgery, radiotherapy, or hormone therapy. Analysis of the overall 5-year survival rate was performed using the Kaplan - Meier method, and comparisons of curves were undertaken using the log-rank test...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892670/impact-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-elderly-breast-patients-in-taiwan-a-hospital-based-study
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Chuan Lee Hsiu, Yu Chen Wei, Tsung Huang Wen, Chen Cheng Kuo, Feng Tian Yu, Han Ho Chung, Jung Tsao Chao, Hsun Feng Yin
Purpose: Decisions as to whether to provide adjuvant treatment in older breast cancer patients remains challenging. Side effects of chemotherapy have to be weighed against life expectancy, comorbidities, functional status, and frailty. To aid decision-making, we retrospectively analyzed 110 women with breast cancer treated with a curative intention from 2006 to 2012. Survival data with clinical and pathological parameters were evaluated to address the role of adjuvant chemotherapy in this study population. Method: A total of 110 elderly (>70 years) patients that received mastectomy at two hospitals in Taiwan were observed retrospectively for a medium of 51 months...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891822/does-radiotherapy-still-have-a-role-in-unresected-biliary-tract-cancer
#14
Erqi L Pollom, Muthuraman Alagappan, Lesley S Park, Alice S Whittemore, Albert C Koong, Daniel T Chang
The benefits of radiotherapy for inoperable biliary tract cancer remain unclear due to the lack of randomized data. We evaluated the impact of radiotherapy on survival in elderly patients using the SEER-Medicare database. Patients in the SEER-Medicare database with inoperable biliary tract tumors diagnosed between 1998 and 2011 were included. We used multivariate logistic regression to evaluate factors associated with treatment selection, and multivariate Cox regression and propensity score matching to evaluate treatment selection in relation to subsequent survival...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890894/clinical-complete-response-from-chemotherapy-in-an-elderly-patient-with-metastatic-gastric-cancer-a-case-report
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Tetsuro Kawagoe, Yuta Maruki, Hiroyuki Nagoya, Yuki Kosugi, Teppei Akimoto, Hiroshi Yamawaki, Yasuhiro Kodaka, Mayumi Shimpuku, Nobue Ueki, Seiji Futagami, Kazumasa Miyake, Katsuhiko Iwakiri
An 81-year-old man was admitted with upper abdominal pain and weight loss. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a large tumor located from the gastric angle to the body. Histological analysis of a biopsy revealed a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. Computed tomography revealed metastases in the liver and lung and the patient was subsequently diagnosed with metastatic advanced gastric cancer. He was treated with chemotherapy using S-1 (80 mg/m(2)) and cisplatin (CDDP) (60 mg/m(2)). Twenty-two months after chemotherapy, the gastric tumor, and the nodules in the liver and lung, had disappeared...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890654/sublobectomy-versus-lobectomy-for-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly
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Chen Qiu, Guanghui Wang, Jun Xu, Lixuan Cui, Wei Dong, Yang Ni, Xiao Qu, Jiajun Du
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to compare the operative characteristics and long term survival for elderly patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who underwent sublobectomy versus lobectomy. METHODS: We identified 245 consecutive elderly patients (≥65y) with pathologic stage I NSCLC who underwent lobectomy or sublobectomy at our institution between 2006 and 2012, and assessed the operative characteristics, recurrence, and survival differences between these approaches...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889493/partial-versus-radical-nephrectomy-for-t1-t2-renal-masses-in-the-elderly-comparison-of-complications-renal-function-and-oncologic-outcomes
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Julie Y An, Mark W Ball, Michael A Gorin, Jiwon J Hong, Michael H Johnson, Christian P Pavlovich, Mohamad E Allaf, Phillip M Pierorazio
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes of partial nephrectomy (PN) and radical nephrectomy (RN) in patients 65 years and older. METHODS: Our institutional renal mass registry was queried for patients 65 and older with solitary cT1-T2 renal mass resected by PN or RN. Clinicopathologic features and perioperative outcomes were compared between groups. Renal function outcomes measured by change in eGFR and freedom from eGFR < 45 ml/minute/1.73m(2) were analyzed. Multvariate Cox proportional hazards models for overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) were analyzed...
November 23, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889394/nanotechnology-based-drug-delivery-systems-for-alzheimer-s-disease-management-technical-industrial-and-clinical-challenges
#18
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Ming Ming Wen, Noha S El-Salamouni, Wessam M El-Refaie, Heba A Hazzah, Mai M Ali, Giovanni Tosi, Ragwa M Farid, Maria J Blanco-Prieto, Nashiru Billa, Amira S Hanafy
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease with high prevalence in the rapidly growing elderly population in the developing world. The currently FDA approved drugs for the management of symptomatology of AD are marketed mainly as conventional oral medications. Due to their gastrointestinal side effects and lack of brain targeting, these drugs and dosage regiments hinder patient compliance and lead to treatment discontinuation. Nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems (NTDDS) administered by different routes can be considered as promising tools to improve patient compliance and achieve better therapeutic outcomes...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886861/applicability-of-the-japanese-equation-for-estimating-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-thoracic-cancer
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Takashi Kikuchi, Hiroaki Akamatsu, Keita Mori, Ayaka Tanaka, Kuninobu Kanai, Atsushi Hayata, Nahomi Tokudome, Keiichiro Akamatsu, Yasuhiro Koh, Masanori Nakanishi, Hiroki Ueda, Nobuyuki Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: The 24-h creatinine clearance (24-h Ccr) and the Cockcroft-Gault equation (CG) are commonly used as markers of renal function in clinical practice. However, the utility of the Japanese equation for estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in cancer patients has not yet been evaluated. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the extent and correlating factors for differences between eGFR and both 24-h Ccr and CG in advanced-stage thoracic cancer patients...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886859/tolerability-and-efficacy-of-afatinib-at-a-low-starting-dosage-in-10-elderly-or-low-performance-status-patients-with-advanced-refractory-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Kosuke Kashiwabara, Hiroshi Semba, Shinji Fujii, Shinsuke Tsumura
BACKGROUND: Whether a full dosage of afatinib is tolerable and effective for elderly or low performance status (PS) patients with advanced refractory non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the tolerability and efficacy of afatinib in 10 patients (the majority elderly) with a low PS score (2 or 3), who had advanced refractory adenocarcinoma and were carrying active epidermal growth factor receptor mutations. Afatinib was administered at a starting dosage of 20 or 30mg/day, followed by 10mg increases in dose up to a maximum dosage of 40mg/day...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
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