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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717738/collaborative-pediatric-bone-tumor-program-to-improve-access-to-specialized-care-an-initiative-by-the-lebanese-children-s-oncology-group
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Raya Saab, Zeina Merabi, Miguel R Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Peter Noun, Gladys Gemayel, Elie Bechara, Hassan Khalifeh, Roula Farah, Nabil Kabbara, Tarek El-Khoury, Rasha Al-Yousef, Rachid Haidar, Said Saghieh, Toufic Eid, Samir Akel, Nabil Khoury, Layal Bayram, Matthew J Krasin, Sima Jeha, Hassan El-Solh
BACKGROUND: Children with malignant bone tumors have average 5-year survival rates of 60% to 70% with current multimodality therapy. Local control modalities aimed at preserving function greatly influence the quality of life of long-term survivors. In developing countries, the limited availability of multidisciplinary care and limited expertise in specialized surgery and pediatric radiation therapy, as well as financial cost, all form barriers to achieving optimal outcomes in this population...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714863/dna-methylation-based-immune-response-signature-improves-patient-diagnosis-in-multiple-cancers
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Jana Jeschke, Martin Bizet, Christine Desmedt, Emilie Calonne, Sarah Dedeurwaerder, Soizic Garaud, Alexander Koch, Denis Larsimont, Roberto Salgado, Gert Van den Eynden, Karen Willard Gallo, Gianluca Bontempi, Matthieu Defrance, Christos Sotiriou, François Fuks
BACKGROUND: The tumor immune response is increasingly associated with better clinical outcomes in breast and other cancers. However, the evaluation of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) relies on histopathological measurements with limited accuracy and reproducibility. Here, we profiled DNA methylation markers to identify a methylation of TIL (MeTIL) signature that recapitulates TIL evaluations and their prognostic value for long-term outcomes in breast cancer (BC). METHODS: MeTIL signature scores were correlated with clinical endpoints reflecting overall or disease-free survival and a pathologic complete response to preoperative anthracycline therapy in 3 BC cohorts from the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels and in other cancer types from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693568/anorexia-nervosa-and-cancer-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Ferrán Catalá-López, Brian Hutton, Jane A Driver, Manuel Ridao, José M Valderas, Ricard Gènova-Maleras, Jaume Forés-Martos, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Diego Macías Saint-Gerons, Eduard Vieta, Alfonso Valencia, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos
BACKGROUND: Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a severe restriction of caloric intake, low body weight, fear of gaining weight or of becoming fat, and disturbance of body image. Pathogenesis of the disorder may include genetic predisposition, hormonal changes and a combination of environmental, psychosocial, and cultural factors. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. At present, no systematic reviews and meta-analyses have evaluated the risk of cancer in people with anorexia nervosa...
July 11, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686236/national-institutes-of-health-funding-in-rhode-island
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George Mao, Bharat Ramratnam
OBJECTIVES: We present an overview of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in Rhode Island through analysis of 935 NIH grants received during the fiscal years of 2012 to 2016. RESULTS: NIH funded over 2,600 grants from 2012 to 2016, of which approximately 900 were new grant awards, and the remainder were annual grant renewals. The most funded type of research in Rhode Island is mental health and substance abuse, followed by infectious disease, neurology, and public health...
July 5, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686055/a-stakeholder-informed-randomized-controlled-comparative-effectiveness-study-of-an-order-prescribing-intervention-to-improve-colony-stimulating-factor-use-for-cancer-patients-receiving-myelosuppressive-chemotherapy-the-tracer-study
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Aasthaa Bansal, Sean D Sullivan, Dawn L Hershman, Gary H Lyman, William E Barlow, Jeannine S McCune, Scott D Ramsey
Colony stimulating factors (CSF) are widely prescribed to avoid febrile neutropenia (FN) among cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, but studies show their use is often not consistent with practice guidelines. In addition, there is limited high quality evidence assessing benefits and harms of primary prophylactic-CSF (PP-CSF) in the setting of chemotherapy that poses an intermediate risk of FN. To address these issues, with funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Cancer Institute's Community Oncology Research Program, SWOG is sponsoring a prospective, cluster randomized controlled pragmatic trial of an automated order entry protocol for PP-CSF among patients with breast, lung and colorectal cancer receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy, with a nested randomized controlled trial of PP-CSF for patients receiving intermediate risk chemotherapy...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683215/monitoring-lung-cancer-screening-utilization-and-outcomes-in-four-cancer-research-network-sites
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Michael K Gould, Lori C Sakoda, Debra P Ritzwoller, Michael J Simoff, Christine M Neslund-Dudas, Lawrence H Kushi, Lisa Carter-Harris, Heather Spencer Feigelson, George Minowada, V Paul Doria-Rose
RATIONALE: Lung cancer screening registries can monitor screening outcomes and improve quality of care. OBJECTIVES: To describe nascent lung cancer screening programs and share efficient data collection approaches for mandatory registry reporting in four integrated health care systems of the NCI-funded Cancer Research Network. METHODS: We documented the distinctive characteristics of lung cancer screening programs, provided examples of strategies to facilitate data collection, and described early challenges and possible solutions...
July 6, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680286/rehabilitation-and-exercise-oncology-program-translating-research-into-a-model-of-care
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M A Dalzell, N Smirnow, W Sateren, A Sintharaphone, M Ibrahim, L Mastroianni, L D Vales Zambrano, S O'Brien
INTRODUCTION: The Rehabilitation and Exercise Oncology model of care (ActivOnco) was established to optimize cancer survivorship through exercise prescription and active lifestyle promotion, providing a transition of care from hospital to community. Patients having any cancer diagnosis, stage of disease, and treatment were eligible for evaluation and exercise prescription upon deterioration of performance status. The team of professionals included hospital-based physiotherapists proactively screening for rehabilitation needs, loss of functional independence, and exercise eligibility, plus exercise specialists in a community-based Wellness Centre to provide follow-up or direct access for post-treatment or non-complex patients...
June 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666313/an-update-of-the-wcrf-aicr-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis-on-dietary-and-anthropometric-factors-and-esophageal-cancer-risk
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S Vingeliene, D S M Chan, A R Vieira, E Polemiti, C Stevens, L Abar, D Navarro Rosenblatt, D C Greenwood, T Norat
Background: In the 2007 World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research Second Expert Report, the expert panel judged that there was strong evidence that alcoholic drinks and body fatness increased esophageal cancer risk, whereas fruits and vegetables probably decreased its risk. The judgments were mainly based on case-control studies. As part of the Continuous Update Project (CUP), we updated the scientific evidence accumulated from cohort studies in this topic. Methods: We updated the CUP database up to 10 January, 2017 by searching in PubMed and conducted dose-response meta-analyses to estimate summary relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) using random effects model...
June 29, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659149/estimating-canine-cancer-incidence-findings-from-a-population-based-tumour-registry-in-northwestern-italy
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Elisa Baioni, Eugenio Scanziani, Maria Claudia Vincenti, Mauro Leschiera, Elena Bozzetta, Marzia Pezzolato, Rosanna Desiato, Silvia Bertolini, Cristiana Maurella, Giuseppe Ru
BACKGROUND: Canine cancer registry data can be put to good use in epidemiological studies. Quantitative comparison of tumour types may reveal unusual cancer frequencies, providing directions for research and generation of hypotheses of cancer causation in a specific area, and suggest leads for identifying risk factors. Here we report canine cancer incidence rates calculated from a population-based registry in an area without any known specific environmental hazard. RESULTS: In its 90 months of operation from 2001 to 2008 (the observation period in this study), the population-based Piedmont Canine Cancer Registry collected data on 1175 tumours confirmed by histopathological diagnosis...
June 28, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657408/shared-care-of-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-telemedicine-feasibility-study
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Aimee G Costello, Bethany D Nugent, Noelle Conover, Amanda Moore, Kathleen Dempsey, Jean M Tersak
PURPOSE: With an increasing number of childhood cancer survivors (CCSs), determining the best model of survivorship transition care is becoming a growing priority. Shared care between pediatric oncology and adult primary care is often necessary, making survivorship a time of transition, but effective standard models are lacking. We sought to provide a more integrated approach to transition using telemedicine. METHODS: Recruited primary care provider/CCS dyads were instructed to log-in to a password-protected virtual meeting room using telemedicine equipment at the time or a regularly scheduled office visit...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652166/multilingual-self-management-resources-for-prostate-cancer-survivors-and-their-partners-results-of-a-long-term-academic-state-health-department-partnership-to-promote-survivorship-care
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Ted A Skolarus, Jennifer A Ragnoni, Carol Garlinghouse, Ann Schafenacker, Debbie Webster, Polly Hager, Daniela Wittmann, Laurel Northouse
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing need for innovative, sustainable ways to provide evidence-based self-management information and supportive care for prostate cancer survivors and their partners. For these reasons, we describe how an academic-public partnership facilitated the broad dissemination of evidence-based, multilingual survivorship educational materials via a state-managed prostate cancer website. METHODS: We outline the steps of an academic-public partnership leading to dissemination of online, survivorship materials as a resource for prostate cancer survivors and their partners...
June 23, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642249/unc-cancer-center-director-to-lead-nci
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President Donald Trump has selected Norman "Ned" Sharpless, MD, director of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, to lead the NCI. The news was met with widespread approval among cancer researchers, who view Sharpless as a strong communicator who can ably represent the needs of the cancer community in the face of proposed funding cuts.
June 22, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642008/concurrent-once-daily-versus-twice-daily-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-convert-an-open-label-phase-3-randomised-superiority-trial
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Corinne Faivre-Finn, Michael Snee, Linda Ashcroft, Wiebke Appel, Fabrice Barlesi, Adityanarayan Bhatnagar, Andrea Bezjak, Felipe Cardenal, Pierre Fournel, Susan Harden, Cecile Le Pechoux, Rhona McMenemin, Nazia Mohammed, Mary O'Brien, Jason Pantarotto, Veerle Surmont, Jan P Van Meerbeeck, Penella J Woll, Paul Lorigan, Fiona Blackhall
BACKGROUND: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy is the standard of care in limited-stage small-cell lung cancer, but the optimal radiotherapy schedule and dose remains controversial. The aim of this study was to establish a standard chemoradiotherapy treatment regimen in limited-stage small-cell lung cancer. METHODS: The CONVERT trial was an open-label, phase 3, randomised superiority trial. We enrolled adult patients (aged ≥18 years) who had cytologically or histologically confirmed limited-stage small-cell lung cancer, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0-2, and adequate pulmonary function...
June 19, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641703/a-randomised-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-cost-effectiveness-of-intensive-versus-no-scheduled-follow-up-in-patients-who-have-undergone-resection-for-colorectal-cancer-with-curative-intent
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David Mant, Alastair Gray, Siân Pugh, Helen Campbell, Stephen George, Alice Fuller, Bethany Shinkins, Andrea Corkhill, Jane Mellor, Elizabeth Dixon, Louisa Little, Rafael Perera-Salazar, John Primrose
BACKGROUND: Intensive follow-up after surgery for colorectal cancer is common practice but lacks a firm evidence base. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether or not augmenting symptomatic follow-up in primary care with two intensive methods of follow-up [monitoring of blood carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels and scheduled imaging] is effective and cost-effective in detecting the recurrence of colorectal cancer treatable surgically with curative intent. DESIGN: Randomised controlled open-label trial...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639952/toward-a-comprehensive-cancer-registration-in-germany
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Bernd Holleczek, Alexander Katalinic
This article presents the current status of the implementation of clinical cancer registration across all German federal states that started in 2013 and that is basis for setting up comprehensive clinical and population-based cancer registries (CRs). A nationwide definition of relevant cancers, a common model of passive registration, a standard basic set of data items as well as a sustainable funding are prerequisites for a standardized collection of cancer data in Germany. For the collected information, the tools and methods used for data collection and processing, for statistical analyses and reporting, the potential synergies of a comprehensive CR implementing the tasks of both a clinical CR and a population-based CR become evident...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637727/a-protocol-for-prospective-studies-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-leptin-and-body-mass-index-in-relation-to-cutaneous-melanoma-incidence-and-survival
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Jo Steinson Stenehjem, Tom K Grimsrud, Judith R Rees, Linda Vos, Ronnie Babigumira, Marit B Veierød, Trude Eid Robsahm
INTRODUCTION: The incidence and mortality rates of cutaneous melanoma (CM) are increasing among fair-skinned populations worldwide. Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the principal risk factor for CM, but is also the main source of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), which has been associated with reduced risk and better prognosis of some cancer types. However, both low and high 25(OH)D levels have been associated with increased risk of CM. Obesity as measured by body mass index (BMI) is associated with risk of several cancers and has also been suggested as a risk factor for CM, and may also be related to insufficient 25(OH)D and/or high leptin levels...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
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
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