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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632915/increasing-awareness-and-knowledge-of-lifestyle-recommendations-for-cancer-prevention-in-lynch-syndrome-carriers-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alina Vrieling, Annemiek Visser, Meeke Hoedjes, Mirthe Hurks, Encarna Gómez García, Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, Ellen Kampman
Lynch Syndrome (LS) mutation carriers may reduce their cancer risk by adhering to lifestyle recommendations for cancer prevention. This study tested the effect of providing LS mutation carriers with World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF)-NL health promotion materials on awareness and knowledge of and adherence to these recommendations. In this randomized controlled trial (n = 226), the intervention group (n = 114) received WCRF-NL health promotion materials. All LS mutation carriers were asked to fill out questionnaires at 2 weeks before (baseline, T0) and at 2 weeks (T1) and 6 months (T2) after the intervention...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631983/-worse-than-hiv-the-logics-of-cancer-screening-avoidance-in-swaziland
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Nomthandazo Malambo, Susan Erikson
This article shows the consequences of competing global health agendas within differential clinical and social worlds. Specifically, it examines how HIV's prominence in local clinical programming in Swaziland influences cervical cancer screening rates. Drawing on 2014 ethnographic research conducted in a semi-urban town in Swaziland, the interview and participant observation data show the relative scarcity of cervical cancer care and the consequences of HIV/AIDS funding and programming dominance. 20 women and 7 health workers were interviewed in homes, clinics and small businesses...
June 20, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626830/overweight-obesity-and-risk-of-cardiometabolic-multimorbidity-pooled-analysis-of-individual-level-data-for-120%C3%A2-813-adults-from-16-cohort-studies-from-the-usa-and-europe
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Mika Kivimäki, Eeva Kuosma, Jane E Ferrie, Ritva Luukkonen, Solja T Nyberg, Lars Alfredsson, G David Batty, Eric J Brunner, Eleonor Fransson, Marcel Goldberg, Anders Knutsson, Markku Koskenvuo, Maria Nordin, Tuula Oksanen, Jaana Pentti, Reiner Rugulies, Martin J Shipley, Archana Singh-Manoux, Andrew Steptoe, Sakari B Suominen, Töres Theorell, Jussi Vahtera, Marianna Virtanen, Peter Westerholm, Hugo Westerlund, Marie Zins, Mark Hamer, Joshua A Bell, Adam G Tabak, Markus Jokela
BACKGROUND: Although overweight and obesity have been studied in relation to individual cardiometabolic diseases, their association with risk of cardiometabolic multimorbidity is poorly understood. Here we aimed to establish the risk of incident cardiometabolic multimorbidity (ie, at least two from: type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and stroke) in adults who are overweight and obese compared with those who are a healthy weight. METHODS: We pooled individual-participant data for BMI and incident cardiometabolic multimorbidity from 16 prospective cohort studies from the USA and Europe...
June 2017: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625625/economic-burden-of-clinical-trials-in-lung-cancer-in-a-german-comprehensive-cancer-center
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F Kron, A Kostenko, M Scheffler, D Müller, J-P Glossmann, R Fischer, S Michels, L Nogova, M Hallek, T Zander, J Wolf
OBJECTIVES: The recent success of individualized lung cancer therapy has triggered fundamental changes in clinical research strategies. To date there is a strong focus on early proof of concept trials in genetically preselected small patient subgroups. This analysis focuses on the economic burden caused by such trials for advanced lung cancer patients in a German Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC). METHODS: The profit margins between recruiting groups with ≤3 and >3 patients were compared...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619764/medicoeconomic-analysis-of-lobectomy-using-thoracoscopy-versus-thoracotomy-for-lung-cancer-a-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-lungsco01
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Pierre-Benoit Pagès, Halim Abou Hanna, Anne-Claire Bertaux, Ludwig Serge Serge Aho, Pierre Magdaleinat, Jean-Marc Baste, Marc Filaire, Richard de Latour, Jalal Assouad, François Tronc, Christophe Jayle, Jérome Mouroux, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Charles-Henri Marty-Ané, Alain Bernard
INTRODUCTION: In the last decade, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has had a major effect on thoracic surgery. Retrospective series have reported benefits of VATS when compared with open thoracotomy in terms of postoperative pain, postoperative complications and length of hospital stay. However, no large randomised control trial has been conducted to assess the reality of the potential benefits of VATS lobectomy or its medicoeconomic impact...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617240/what-carcinoembryonic-antigen-level-should-trigger-further-investigation-during-colorectal-cancer-follow-up-a-systematic-review-and-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bethany Shinkins, Brian D Nicholson, Tim James, Indika Pathiraja, Sian Pugh, Rafael Perera, John Primrose, David Mant
BACKGROUND: Following primary surgical and adjuvant treatment for colorectal cancer, many patients are routinely followed up with blood carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing. OBJECTIVE: To determine how the CEA test result should be interpreted to inform the decision to undertake further investigation to detect treatable recurrences. DESIGN: Two studies were conducted: (1) a Cochrane review of existing studies describing the diagnostic accuracy of blood CEA testing for detecting colorectal recurrence; and (2) a secondary analysis of data from the two arms of the FACS (Follow-up After Colorectal Surgery) trial in which CEA testing was carried out...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612617/-breast-cancer-in-young-women-correlation-of-clinical-histomorphological-and-molecular-genetic-features-of-breast-carcinoma-in-women-younger-than-35-years-of-age
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A Metelková, A Skálová, J Fínek
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, breast cancer is the leading type of malignancy in women. For premenopausal women, the disease brings much higher risk as it is usually more aggressive with worse prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 92 women treated at the Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy in Pilsen were selected from a basic cohort of 356 women under 35 years of age with breast cancer who were diagnosed between 2006 and 2015. The control group comprised 100 postmenopausal women over 65 years of age who were treated for invasive breast cancer...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605615/cancer-drugs-an-international-comparison-of-postlicensing-price-inflation
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Philip Savage, Sarah Mahmoud, Yogin Patel, Hagop Kantarjian
PURPOSE: The cost of cancer drugs forms a rising proportion of health care budgets worldwide. A number of studies have examined international comparisons of initial cost, but there is little work on postlicensing price increases. To examine this, we compared cancer drug prices at initial sale and subsequent price inflation in the United States and United Kingdom and also reviewed relevant price control mechanisms. METHODS: The 10 top-selling cancer drugs were selected, and their prices at initial launch and in 2015 were compared...
June 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605117/patient-perspectives-on-nurse-practitioner-care-in-oncology-in-canada
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Sarah Stahlke, Krista Rawson, Edith Pituskin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to add to what is known about patient satisfaction with nurse practitioner (NP) care, from the perspective of breast cancer patients who were followed by an NP. METHODS AND DESIGN: This study utilized Interpretive Description, a qualitative method aimed at making sense of the experiential aspects of health care and developing practical knowledge for improved care. Nine patients receiving NP-led care in an outpatient breast cancer clinic were interviewed about their perspectives on and experiences with NP-led care...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599584/aging-in-puerto-rico-a-comparison-of-health-status-among-island-puerto-rican-and-mainland-u-s-older-adults
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Catherine Pérez, Jennifer A Ailshire
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the health status of older island Puerto Ricans, a segment of the U.S. population that has been largely overlooked in aging research. METHOD: Data from the 2002 Puerto Rican Elderly Health Conditions Project and the 2002 Health and Retirement Study are used to examine differences in disease, disability, and self-rated health among island Puerto Ricans and the mainland U.S.-born older adult population. Differences are further examined by gender...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Aging and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599352/haematological-cancers-in-african-children-progress-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Molyneux, Trish Scanlan, George Chagaluka, Lorna Renner
Cancer is increasingly important in low and middle-income settings where infectious diseases are declining. Childhood cancers treated in well-resourced centres have excellent outcomes with more than 80% survival. This success is not reflected in low-income settings where challenges involve every step on the care pathway. Access to diagnosis, delayed presentation, advanced disease, co-morbidities and underlying malnutrition make treatment difficult. Treatments are costly for impoverished families. Yet, the common haematological malignancies (Burkitt lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, non Hodgkin lymphoma) are relatively easy to diagnose and, when managed with simple chemotherapy protocols, give limited but good results...
June 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591548/uk-healthcare-professionals
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Tom Nadarzynski, Carrie Llewellyn, Daniel Richardson, Alex Pollard, Helen Smith
Background: Female-only human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination will fail to protect men who have sex with men (MSM) against HPV and its sequelae (i.e. genital warts and anal cancers). In the absence of gender-neutral HPV vaccination, targeted vaccination at sexual health clinics for MSM offers a valuable preventive opportunity. This study aimed to identify sexual healthcare professionals' (HCPs) perceived barriers and facilitators for MSM-targeted HPV vaccination. Methods: Nineteen telephone interviews with UK-based self-referred HCPs (13 doctors, three nurses, three health advisers) were conducted in October and November 2014...
June 8, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589014/unethical-randomised-controlled-trial-of-cervical-screening-in-india-us-freedom-of-information-act-disclosures
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Eric J Suba, Robert E Ortega, David G Mutch
A randomised controlled trial conducted in Mumbai, India, compared invasive cervical cancer rates among women offered cervical screening with invasive cervical cancer rates among women offered no-screening. The US Office for Human Research Protections determined the Mumbai trial was unethical because informed consent was not obtained from trial participants. Reportedly, cervical screening in the Mumbai trial reduced invasive cervical cancer mortality rates, but not invasive cervical cancer incidence rates. Documents obtained through the US Freedom of Information Act disclose that the US National Cancer Institute funded the Mumbai trial from 1997 to 2015 to study 'visual inspection/downstaging' tests...
March 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586789/the-effect-of-positive-swog-treatment-trials-on-survival-of-patients-with-cancer-in-the-us-population
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Joseph M Unger, Michael LeBlanc, Charles D Blanke
Importance: Recently, tremendous prominence has been given to the investigation of the effect of different research processes as part of the Cancer Moonshot. More than half a century ago, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) established a network of publicly funded cancer cooperative research groups to systematically evaluate new treatments for efficacy and safety. Objective: To examine the extent to which positive NCI-sponsored cancer treatment trials have benefited patients with cancer in the US population...
June 5, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585222/potential-therapeutic-effects-of-psilocybin
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REVIEW
Matthew W Johnson, Roland R Griffiths
Psilocybin and other 5-hydroxytryptamine2A agonist classic psychedelics have been used for centuries as sacraments within indigenous cultures. In the mid-twentieth century they were a focus within psychiatry as both probes of brain function and experimental therapeutics. By the late 1960s and early 1970s these scientific inquires fell out of favor because classic psychedelics were being used outside of medical research and in association with the emerging counter culture. However, in the twenty-first century, scientific interest in classic psychedelics has returned and grown as a result of several promising studies, validating earlier research...
June 5, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584184/human-subjects-protection-and-cancer-surveillance-research-revised-regulations-expanded-opportunities
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Robert H McLaughlin, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Dennis Deapen, Marta Induni
On January 19, 2017, the United States federal government issued revisions to the Common Rule under which scientists who receive federal funding conduct research involving human subjects. The revised Common Rule expressly addresses public health surveillance in relation to scientific research and the protection of human subjects, and its impacts are anticipated to contribute to the efficiency of activities, including cancer registration and surveillance, and research that uses cancer registry data. Cancer Res; 77(12); 1-4...
June 5, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578639/abiraterone-for-prostate-cancer-not-previously-treated-with-hormone-therapy
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Nicholas D James, Johann S de Bono, Melissa R Spears, Noel W Clarke, Malcolm D Mason, David P Dearnaley, Alastair W S Ritchie, Claire L Amos, Clare Gilson, Rob J Jones, David Matheson, Robin Millman, Gerhardt Attard, Simon Chowdhury, William R Cross, Silke Gillessen, Christopher C Parker, J Martin Russell, Dominik R Berthold, Chris Brawley, Fawzi Adab, San Aung, Alison J Birtle, Jo Bowen, Susannah Brock, Prabir Chakraborti, Catherine Ferguson, Joanna Gale, Emma Gray, Mohan Hingorani, Peter J Hoskin, Jason F Lester, Zafar I Malik, Fiona McKinna, Neil McPhail, Julian Money-Kyrle, Joe O'Sullivan, Omi Parikh, Andrew Protheroe, Angus Robinson, Narayanan N Srihari, Carys Thomas, John Wagstaff, James Wylie, Anjali Zarkar, Mahesh K B Parmar, Matthew R Sydes
Background Abiraterone acetate plus prednisolone improves survival in men with relapsed prostate cancer. We assessed the effect of this combination in men starting long-term androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), using a multigroup, multistage trial design. Methods We randomly assigned patients in a 1:1 ratio to receive ADT alone or ADT plus abiraterone acetate (1000 mg daily) and prednisolone (5 mg daily) (combination therapy). Local radiotherapy was mandated for patients with node-negative, nonmetastatic disease and encouraged for those with positive nodes...
June 3, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578607/abiraterone-plus-prednisone-in-metastatic-castration-sensitive-prostate-cancer
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Karim Fizazi, NamPhuong Tran, Luis Fein, Nobuaki Matsubara, Alfredo Rodriguez-Antolin, Boris Y Alekseev, Mustafa Özgüroğlu, Dingwei Ye, Susan Feyerabend, Andrew Protheroe, Peter De Porre, Thian Kheoh, Youn C Park, Mary B Todd, Kim N Chi
Background Abiraterone acetate, a drug that blocks endogenous androgen synthesis, plus prednisone is indicated for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. We evaluated the clinical benefit of abiraterone acetate plus prednisone with androgen-deprivation therapy in patients with newly diagnosed, metastatic, castration-sensitive prostate cancer. Methods In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned 1199 patients to receive either androgen-deprivation therapy plus abiraterone acetate (1000 mg daily, given once daily as four 250-mg tablets) plus prednisone (5 mg daily) (the abiraterone group) or androgen-deprivation therapy plus dual placebos (the placebo group)...
June 4, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575065/does-published-research-on-non-communicable-disease-ncd-in-arab-countries-reflect-ncd-disease-burden
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Abla M Sibai, Neil V Singh, Samer Jabbour, Shadi Saleh, Sawsan Abdulrahim, Farah Naja, Soha Yazbek
OBJECTIVES: To review trends in non-communicable (NCD) research output in the Arab region, in terms of quantity and quality, study design, setting and focus. We also examined differences by time and place, and assessed gaps between research output and NCD burden. METHODS: A scoping review of a total of 3,776 NCD-related reports published between 2000 and 2013 was conducted for seven Arab countries. Countries were selected to represent diverse socio-economic development levels in the region: Regression analyses were used to assess trends in publications over time and by country...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564564/adjuvant-capecitabine-for-breast-cancer-after-preoperative-chemotherapy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Norikazu Masuda, Soo-Jung Lee, Shoichiro Ohtani, Young-Hyuck Im, Eun-Sook Lee, Isao Yokota, Katsumasa Kuroi, Seock-Ah Im, Byeong-Woo Park, Sung-Bae Kim, Yasuhiro Yanagita, Shinji Ohno, Shintaro Takao, Kenjiro Aogi, Hiroji Iwata, Joon Jeong, Aeree Kim, Kyong-Hwa Park, Hironobu Sasano, Yasuo Ohashi, Masakazu Toi
BACKGROUND: Patients who have residual invasive carcinoma after the receipt of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer have poor prognoses. The benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy in these patients remains unclear. METHODS: We randomly assigned 910 patients with HER2-negative residual invasive breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (containing anthracycline, taxane, or both) to receive standard postsurgical treatment either with capecitabine or without (control)...
June 1, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
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