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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334605/induction-chemotherapy-plus-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-versus-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-alone-in-locoregionally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-children-and-adolescents-a-matched-cohort-analysis
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Yang Li, Lin-Quan Tang, Li-Ting Liu, Shan-Shan Guo, Yu-Jing Liang, Xue-Song Sun, Qing-Nan Tang, Jin-Xin Bei, Jing Tan, Shuai Chen, Jun Ma, Chong Zhao, Qiu-Yan Chen, Hai-Qiang Mai
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term clinical outcome and toxicity of induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) compared with CCRT alone for the treatment of children and adolescent locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LACANPC). Patients and Methods: A total of 194 locoregionally advanced NPC patients younger than 21 years who received CCRT with or without IC before were included in the study population...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334604/breast-conservation-therapy-versus-mastectomy-in-patients-with-t1-2n1-triple-negative-breast-cancer-pooled-analysis-of-krog-14-18-and-14-23
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Kyubo Kim, Hae Jin Park, Kyung Hwan Shin, Jin Ho Kim, Doo Ho Choi, Won Park, Seung Do Ahn, Su Ssan Kim, Dae Yong Kim, Tae Hyun Kim, Jin Hee Kim, Jiyoung Kim
Purpose: The aim of this study is to compare the treatment outcomes of breast conserving surgery (BCS) plus radiotherapy (RT) vs. mastectomy for patients with pT1-2N1 triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Methods: Using two multicenter retrospective studies on breast cancer, a pooled analysis was performed among 320 patients with pT1-2N1 TNBC. All patients who underwent BCS (n=212) received whole breast RT with or without regional nodal RT, while none who underwent mastectomy (n=108) received it...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334555/multi-institutional-analysis-of-recurrence-and-survival-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-of-esophageal-cancer-impact-of-histology-on-recurrence-patterns-and-outcomes
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Mian Xi, Yadi Yang, Li Zhang, Hong Yang, Kenneth W Merrell, Christopher L Hallemeier, Robert K Shen, Michael G Haddock, Wayne L Hofstetter, Dipen M Maru, Linus Ho, Carol C Wu, Mengzhong Liu, Steven H Lin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of histology on pathologic response, survival outcomes, and recurrence patterns in patients with esophageal cancer (EC) who received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is a paucity of data regarding comparative outcomes after neoadjuvant CRT between esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2015, 895 EC patients who underwent neoadjuvant CRT followed by esophagectomy at 3 academic institutions were retrospectively reviewed, including 207 patients with SCC (23...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327784/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-surgical-margins-and-oncologic-outcomes
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Eric J Moore, Kathryn M Van Abel, Daniel L Price, Christine M Lohse, Kerry D Olsen, Ryan S Jackson, Eliot J Martin
BACKGROUND: This study presents oncologic outcomes after transoral robotic surgery (TORS) ± adjuvant therapy for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS: Three hundred fourteen patients undergoing TORS ± adjuvant therapy for oropharyngeal SCC from May 1, 2007, to May 31, 2015, are analyzed. RESULTS: Median follow-up was 3.3 years (interquartile range [IQR] 1.8-5.3 years; range 1 day to 9.3 years). Estimated locoregional recurrence-free survival, distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS), overall survival (OS), and cancer-specific survival (CSS) rates (95% confidence interval [CI] number still at risk) at 5 years after surgery were 92% (88-95; 92), 90% (86-94; 92), 86% (82-92; 98), and 94% (91-97; 98), respectively...
January 12, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319638/anomalous-sphenoid-diploe-vein-case-report-highlighting-the-value-of-careful-ct-evaluation-prior-to-decompression-surgery
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Michael Rafaelof, Hamzah Mustak, Daniel B Rootman
Lateral bony decompression may offer several biomechanical advantages and has become a commonly used surgical approach. Preoperative imaging plays a key role in surgical planning by providing information about the locoregional anatomy. The marrow space of the greater wing of the sphenoid is a focal point of the decompression surgery based on the volume that it occupies. Several vessels pass through the sphenoid bone, but most are small caliber vessels. The authors describe a case of an uncommon anatomical variant of the cranial diploic venous system in which the anterior transverse diploic vessel traverses the marrow space of the sphenoid...
January 9, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315288/the-promise-of-immunotherapy-in-anal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-novel-approach-for-an-orphan-disease
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Benny Johnson, Cathy Eng
An estimated 8200 men and women in the United States will receive a diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal (SCCA) in 2017. Although SCCA is rare, accounting for 2.6% of gastrointestinal cancers, its incidence rate has been steadily increasing over the last few decades in the United States and around the world. More than 90% of cases of SCCA occur in the context of prior human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. To date, preventive vaccinations against HPV remain markedly underutilized. Most patients who have SCCA present with locoregional disease that is cured with chemoradiation...
December 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314048/adjuvant-radiation-therapy-improves-patient-survival-in-early-stage-merkel-cell-carcinoma-a-15-year-single-institution-study
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Albert Y Han, Pratik B Patel, Mitchell Anderson, Miguel F P Diaz, Robert Chin, Maie A St John
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive neuroendocrine neoplasm of the skin. Growing evidence supports the benefit of postoperative adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) for locoregional control, but whether it improves overall survival (OS) has been debated. Our objective was to compare the OS of MCC patients who received postoperative RT with those who received surgery alone. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Cases of MCC between 2001 and 2016 at the University of California, Los Angeles Health System were reviewed...
January 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313504/anesthetic-activities-provided-by-the-french-forward-surgical-team-in-abidjan-ivory-coast-four-year-retrospective-analysis
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B Prunet, S Schmitt, J Le Gouellec, J Schmitt, J Cotte, C Nguyen, P Esnault, E Meaudre
The aims of this study were to review and quantify the types of anesthetic procedures performed by anesthesiologists assigned to the forward surgical team (FST) deployed in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The study includes all patients undergoing surgery by the FST from July 2012 through July 2016. The activity was retrospectively analyzed and divided according to demographics, surgical specialties, emergency versus elective surgery, types of anesthetic and post-operative analgesic procedures, and transfusion aspects...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313371/utility-of-3-month-surveillance-f-18-fdg-pet-ct-in-surgically-resected-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Michael Marquardt, Carryn Anderson, Timothy Ginader, Jessica Parkhurst, Nitin Pagedar, Rodrigo Bayon, Gerald Clamon, Andrew Hoover, John Buatti
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the performance of surveillance F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) 1 year after imaging in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients treated with definitive surgery and adjuvant (chemo)radiotherapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Surveillance PET/CT accuracy was retrospectively evaluated in OSCC patients receiving surgical resection and (chemo)RT. Pathologic risk factors were assessed for influence on accuracy of the post-RT PET/CT...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309367/intratumoral-injection-of-radioactive-holmium-166-microspheres-in-recurrent-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-preliminary-results-of-first-use
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Robbert C Bakker, Robert J J van Es, Antoine J W P Rosenberg, Sebastiaan A van Nimwegen, Remco Bastiaannet, Hugo W A M de Jong, Johannes F W Nijsen, Marnix G E H Lam
BACKGROUND: Limited treatment options exist for patients with locoregional recurrences of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). In the palliative setting, a single session, minimally invasive, and relatively safe therapy is desirable. This case series illustrates the feasibility of a direct intratumoral injection of radioactive holmium-166 microspheres (HoMS) in patients as a palliative treatment for recurrent HNSCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, patients with already reirradiated irresectable recurrent HNSCC, for whom palliative chemotherapy was unsuccessful or impossible, were offered microbrachytherapy with HoMS...
January 5, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308364/tumor-infiltration-depth-as-a-prognostic-parameter-for-nodal-metastasis-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Padmaraj Hegde, Satadru Roy, Tripthi Shetty, B Rajendra Prasad, Urvashi Shetty
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) has locoregional evolution, with frequent neck involvement. Significant number of studies have been undertaken to assess the parameters for treatment of N0 neck patients with a high likelihood of harboring occult node metastases. Many studies have indicated tumor infiltration depth (or tumor thickness) as one of the most important criteria in determining the further management. Growing evidence in the literature shows that tumor infiltration depth is a reliable parameter for predicting regional node involvement and patient survival in OSCC...
October 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306555/outcome-of-postmastectomy-radiotherapy-after-primary-systemic-treatment-in-patients-with-clinical-t1-2n1-breast-cancer
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L Cao, D Ou, K-W Shen, G Cai, R Cai, F Xu, S-G Zhao, C Xu, N Grellier Adedjouma, Y M Kirova, J-Y Chen
PURPOSE: The role of postmastectomy radiotherapy following primary systemic treatment in patients with clinical T1-2N1 breast cancer remains a controversial issue. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefit of postmastectomy radiotherapy following primary systemic treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2005 and 2012, in two independent institutions, female patients with T1-2N1 breast cancer receiving primary systemic treatment followed by mastectomy and lymph node dissection because bad response, then treated with or without chest wall and regional lymph node irradiation have been studied retrospectively...
January 3, 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306230/prediction-of-central-lymph-node-metastasis-in-patientswith-thyroid-papillary-microcarcinoma
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Şafak Akın, Duygu Yazgan Aksoy, Serkan Akın, Mehmet Kılıç, Fahri Yetişir, Miyase Bayraktar
Background/aim: The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinicopathological characteristics of patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) and predictive factors for central lymph node metastasis (CLNM).Materials and methods: Patients diagnosed as having PTC and PTMC were evaluated. Clinical and laboratory parameters were recorded.Results: The mean age at diagnosis was 47.3 +- 11.9 years. Of all 223 patients, 91 (40.8%) had lymph nodes removed, 29 of whom had lymph node metastasis and 24 of whom had only CLNM...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305129/pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-home-vegetable-gardening-intervention-among-older-cancer-survivors-shows-feasibility-satisfaction-and-promise-in-improving-vegetable-and-fruit-consumption-reassurance-of-worth-and-the-trajectory-of-central-adiposity
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Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Mallory G Cases, Alan B Cantor, Andrew D Frugé, Kerry P Smith, Julie Locher, Harvey J Cohen, Yuko Tsuruta, Michael Daniel, Rishabh Kala, Jennifer F De Los Santos
BACKGROUND: Holistic approaches are sought to improve lifestyle behaviors and health of cancer survivors long term. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to explore whether a home-based vegetable gardening intervention is feasible and whether it improves diet and other health-related outcomes among older cancer survivors. DESIGN: We conducted a feasibility trial in which cancer survivors were randomized to receive a year-long gardening intervention immediately or to a wait-list control arm...
January 2, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304773/breast-carcinoma-with-21-gene-recurrence-score-lower-than-18-rate-of-locoregional-recurrence-in-a-large-series-with-clinical-follow-up
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Gulisa Turashvili, Edi Brogi, Monica Morrow, Maura Dickler, Larry Norton, Clifford Hudis, Hannah Y Wen
BACKGROUND: The 21-gene recurrence score (RS) assay determines the benefit of adding chemotherapy to endocrine therapy for patients with early stage, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. The RS risk groups predict the likelihood of distant recurrence and have recently been associated with an increased risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR). This study analyzed clinicopathologic features of patients with low RS and LRR. METHODS: In our institutional database, we identified 1396 consecutive female patients with lymph node negative, ER+/HER2- invasive breast carcinoma and low RS (<18) results, treated at our center from 2008 to 2013...
January 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298843/nis-expression-in-thyroid-tumors-relation-with-prognosis-clinicopathological-and-molecular-features
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Catarina Tavares, Maria João Coelho, Catarina Eloy, Miguel Melo, Adriana Gaspar da Rocha, Ana Pestana, Rui Batista, Luciana Bueno Ferreira, Elisabete Rios, Samia Selmi-Ruby, Bruno Cavadas, Luísa Pereira, Manuel Sobrinho Simões, Paula Soares
Thyroid cancer therapy is based on surgery followed by radioiodine treatment. The incorporation of radioiodine by cancer cells is mediated by sodium iodide symporter (NIS) (codified by the SLC5A5 gene), that is functional only when targeted to the cell membrane. We aimed to evaluate if NIS expression in thyroid primary tumors would be helpful in predicting tumor behavior, response to therapy and prognosis. NIS expression was addressed by qPCR and immunohistochemistry. In order to validate our data, we also studied SLC5A5 expression on 378 primary papillary thyroid carcinomas from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database...
January 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290783/exploration-of-the-optimal-treatment-regimes-for-esthesioneuroblastoma-a-single-center-experience-in-china
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Yujie Yuan, Jinning Ye, Huizhi Qiu, Shaoqing Niu, Bixiu Wen, Dongping Wang, Xinping Cao, Yufeng Ren
BACKGROUND: Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) is an uncommon neoplasm arising from the olfactory mucosa. The optimal treatment regimen for ENB remains unclear. This study aims to evaluate its clinical features, long-term outcomes and explore optimal treatment patterns. METHODS: Clinical data of consecutive 44 ENB patients were reviewed retrospectively. The correlation between clinical features and treatment approaches were analyzed, with several prognostic factors explored meanwhile. RESULTS: The age of onset of ENB showed a bimodal distribution, with peaks at 10~20 and 50~60 years...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290773/a-comparison-of-weekly-versus-3-weekly-cisplatin-during-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-for-locoregionally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-using-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-a-matched-study
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Dong-Fang Meng, Rui Sun, Li-Xia Peng, You-Sheng Huang, Qin Yang, Dong-Hua Luo, Wei-Han Hu, Fang-Yun Xie, Wei Luo, Chong Zhao, Ling Guo, Hai-Qiang Mai, Ming-Yuan Chen, Ping Xie, Li-Sheng Zheng, Jun-Ping Yang, Yan Mei, Yuan-Yuan Qiang, Liang Xu, Chang-Zhi Li, Bi-Jun Huang, Chao-Nan Qian, Rui Sun
Purpose: To compare the long-term survival outcomes and acute toxicity between locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients who received either weekly or 3-weekly cisplatin during concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). Methods: Between November 2008 and August 2011, 241 biopsy-proved NPC patients receiving concurrent cisplatin with intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) were included. 90 patients treated with 4-7 weeks of 30-40 mg/m2 cisplatin weekly were matched with 90 patients who received two or three cycles of 80 mg/m2 cisplatin three-weekly by sex, age, T stage, N stage, Karnosky performance score (KPS)...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290414/anaplastic-kaposi-s-sarcoma-5-cases-of-a-rare-and-aggressive-type-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma
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M Chapalain, G Goldman-Lévy, N Kramkimel, A Carlotti, N Franck, C Lheure, V Audard, M-F Avril, A-G Marcelin, D Damotte, B Terris, S Aractingi, N Dupin
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a rare form of KS characterized clinically by the development of a tumour mass with unusual local aggressiveness and histologically by a specific architecture and cytological morphology. A very small number of limited series in endemic countries have established characteristics common to these anaplastic forms of KS. We present five patients with an anaplastic form in a context of KS ongoing for several years in a non-endemic country. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected 5 cases of anaplastic KS followed in our department over a period of 20years...
December 28, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290287/suggestions-for-surveillance-and-radiation-strategy-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-treated-with-imrt-based-on-hazard-rate-and-patterns-of-recurrence
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Tingting Xu, Xin Zhou, Chunying Shen, Chaosu Hu
OBJECTIVE: The study was designed to appraise the locoregional recurrence patterns using conventional two-dimensional radiotherapy (2D-RT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in order to better establish the scenario of the modern radiotherapy and the duration of surveillance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the institutional database to identify patients with pathologically confirmed, non-metastatic NPC who completed radical 2D-RT or IMRT at our center from 2000 to 2011...
January 2018: Oral Oncology
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