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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527010/glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm-in-the-elderly-initial-treatment-strategy-and-overall-survival
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Scott M Glaser, Michael J Dohopolski, Goundappa K Balasubramani, John C Flickinger, Sushil Beriwal
The EORTC trial which solidified the role of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) plus temozolomide (TMZ) in the management of GBM excluded patients over age 70. Randomized studies of elderly patients showed that hypofractionated EBRT (HFRT) alone or TMZ alone was at least equivalent to conventionally fractionated EBRT (CFRT) alone. We sought to investigate the practice patterns and survival in elderly patients with GBM. We identified patients age 65-90 in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) with histologically confirmed GBM from 1998 to 2012 and known chemotherapy and radiotherapy status...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493288/outcomes-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-versus-conventionally-fractionated-radiation
#2
Jim Zhong, Kirtesh Patel, Jeffrey Switchenko, Richard J Cassidy, William A Hall, Theresa Gillespie, Pretesh R Patel, David Kooby, Jerome Landry
BACKGROUND: As systemic therapy has improved for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC), efforts to improve local control with optimal radiotherapy may be critical. Although conventionally fractionated radiation therapy (CFRT) has more recently shown a limited role in LAPC, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is an emerging approach with promising results. With no studies to date comparing SBRT with CFRT for LAPC, this study used the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to evaluate these 2 modalities...
May 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484921/preoperative-prediction-of-node-negative-disease-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-patients-presenting-with-node-negative-or-node-positive-breast-cancer
#3
Brittany L Murphy, Tanya L Hoskin, Courtney Day N Heins, Elizabeth B Habermann, Judy C Boughey
BACKGROUND: Axillary node status after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) influences the axillary surgical staging procedure as well as recommendations regarding reconstruction and radiation. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to construct a clinical preoperative prediction model to identify the likelihood of patients being node negative after NAC. METHODS: Using the National Cancer Database (NCDB) from January 2010 to December 2012, we identified cT1-T4c, N0-N3 breast cancer patients treated with NAC...
May 8, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461257/the-iaslc-lung-cancer-staging-project-external-validation-of-the-revision-of-the-tnm-stage-groupings-in-the-eighth-edition-of-the-tnm-classification-of-lung-cancer
#4
Kari Chansky, Frank C Detterbeck, Andrew G Nicholson, Valerie W Rusch, Eric Vallières, Patti Groome, Catherine Kennedy, Mark Krasnik, Michael Peak, Lynn Shemanski, Vanessa Bolejack, John J Crowley, Hisao Asamura, Ramón Rami-Porta
INTRODUCTION: Revisions to the tumor, node, and metastasis (TNM) stage classifications for lung cancer, informed by the international database (n=94,708) of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee, need external validation. The objective is to externally validate the revisions using the National Cancer Database (NCDB) of the American College of Surgeons. METHODS: Cases presenting from 2000 through 2012 were drawn from the NCDB and were reclassified according to 8(th) edition stage...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455149/patterns-of-care-and-treatment-outcomes-of-elderly-patients-with-stage-i-esophageal-cancer-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-data-base
#5
Amy C Moreno, Vivek Verma, Wayne L Hofstetter, Steven H Lin
INTRODUCTION: This study analyzes practice patterns, treatment-related mortality, survival, and predictors thereof in elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer (EC). METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried for cT1-2 N0 EC in patients ≥ 80 years of age. Patients were divided into four treatment groups: observation (Obs), chemoradiotherapy (CRT), local excision (LE), and esophagectomy (Eso). Patient, tumor, and treatment parameters were extracted and compared...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449113/development-of-a-new-clinical-severity-staging-system-for-patients-with-nonmetastatic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#6
Omar A Karadaghy, Dorina Kallogjeri, Jay F Piccirillo
Importance: The inclusion of patient features in addition to tumor morphology provides a more holistic staging system. Objective: To identify prognostically important variables in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) to incorporate into a comprehensive functional severity staging system (FSSS) and clinical severity staging system (CSSS) and to validate the model using a multi-institutional database. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort study of adults 18 years or older newly diagnosed or treated for nonmetastatic PTC at the Siteman Cancer Center from 1995 through 2012...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446057/comparison-of-survival-outcomes-following-postsurgical-radioactive-iodine-versus-external-beam-radiation-in-stage-iv-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
#7
Zao Yang, Jose Flores, Sanford Katz, Cherie-Ann Nathan, Vikas Mehta
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of well-powered data regarding outcomes in stage IV differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) treated with postsurgical radiation. The objective of this study was to examine survival in patients with stage IV papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) who received radioactive iodine (RAI), external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), or neither following surgery. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, data collected from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) yielded 11,832 patients with stage IV DTC who underwent primary surgical treatment between 2002 and 2012...
May 17, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440040/hypofractionated-short-course-radiotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
#8
Kimberley S Mak, Ankit Agarwal, Muhammad M Qureshi, Minh Tam Truong
For elderly patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), randomized trials have shown similar survival with hypofractionated short-course radiotherapy (SCRT) compared to conventionally fractionated long-course radiotherapy (LCRT). We evaluated the adoption of SCRT along with associated factors and survival in a national patient registry. Using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), we identified patients aged ≥70 years with GBM, diagnosed between 1998 and 2011, who received SCRT (34-42 Gy in 2.5-3.4 Gy fractions), or LCRT (58-63 Gy in 1...
April 24, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433591/-artificial-intelligence-applied-to-radiation-oncology
#9
J-E Bibault, A Burgun, P Giraud
Performing randomised comparative clinical trials in radiation oncology remains a challenge when new treatment modalities become available. One of the most recent examples is the lack of phase III trials demonstrating the superiority of intensity-modulated radiation therapy in most of its current indications. A new paradigm is developing that consists in the mining of large databases to answer clinical or translational issues. Beyond national databases (such as SEER or NCDB), that often lack the necessary level of details on the population studied or the treatments performed, electronic health records can be used to create detailed phenotypic profiles of any patients...
April 19, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433411/metastatic-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patterns-of-care-and-survival-for-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-with-and-without-local-radiotherapy
#10
Chad G Rusthoven, Ryan M Lanning, Bernard L Jones, Arya Amini, Matthew Koshy, David J Sher, Daniel W Bowles, Jessica D McDermott, Antonio Jimeno, Sana D Karam
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Radiotherapy (RT) to the primary nasopharyngeal tumor is frequently offered to patients with metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (mNPC). However, only limited data exist to support RT in this setting. We used the National Cancer Database (NCDB) to evaluate outcomes for mNPC patients receiving chemotherapy with and without local RT. METHODS: The NCDB was queried for patients with mNPC with synchronous metastatic disease at diagnosis who received chemotherapy...
April 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433254/does-adjuvant-therapy-improve-overall-survival-for-stage-ia-b-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#11
Katherine T Ostapoff, Emmanuel Gabriel, Kristopher Attwood, Boris W Kuvshinoff, Steven J Nurkin, Steven N Hochwald
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend adjuvant chemotherapy for resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, no studies have addressed its survival benefit for stage I patients as they comprise <10% of PDAC. METHODS: Using the NCDB 2006-2012, resected PDAC patients with stage I disease who received adjuvant therapy (chemotherapy or chemoradiation) were analyzed. Factors associated with overall survival (OS) were identified. RESULTS: 3909 patients with resected stage IA or IB PDAC were identified...
April 19, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432588/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-of-multi-agent-versus-single-agent-chemotherapy-as-part-of-multimodal-management-of-low-grade-glioma
#12
Waqar Haque, Vivek Verma, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
For high-risk low-grade gliomas (LGGs), adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) with procarbazine/lomustine/vincristine (PCV) chemotherapy increases overall survival (OS) over RT alone. However, in practice, temozolomide (TMZ) is often used instead of PCV. Using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), we provide the first investigation of practice patterns and outcomes of chemoradiotherapy with single-agent chemotherapy (SAC, analogous to TMZ) or multi-agent chemotherapy (MAC, analogous to PCV) for LGG. Patients with high-risk Grade II LGGs were queried in the NCDB...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375481/dose-escalation-of-definitive-radiation-is-not-associated-with-improved-survival-for-cervical-esophageal-cancer-a-national-cancer-data-base-ncdb-analysis
#13
B De, R Rhome, J Doucette, M Buckstein
For cervical esophageal cancer (CEC), National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines support RT to 50-50.4 Gy with chemotherapy but acknowledge higher doses may be appropriate. This study uses the National Cancer Database (NCDB) to characterize RT practices and identify if a dose-response relationship exists for overall survival (OS) for definitive treatment of CEC. We queried the NCDB for patients diagnosed with Stage I-III CEC from 2004 to 2013, and selected patients receiving definitive RT with doses between 50 and 74 Gy...
April 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370725/impact-of-total-radiotherapy-dose-on-survival-for-head-and-neck-merkel-cell-carcinoma-after-resection
#14
Sagar A Patel, Muhammad M Qureshi, Kimberley S Mak, Debjani Sahni, Nicholas J Giacalone, Waleed Ezzat, Scharukh Jalisi, Minh Tam Truong
BACKGROUND: Head and neck Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is commonly treated with surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) for high-risk features. The optimal radiation dose is unknown. METHODS: One thousand six hundred twenty-five eligible patients with head and neck MCC were identified in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). Radiation dose was divided into 3 groups: 30 to <50 Gray (Gy), 50-55 Gy, and >55-70 Gy. Cox regression was used to compare overall survival (OS) between groups, accounting for age, sex, stage, surgery type, margin status, comorbidities, and use of chemotherapy...
March 29, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343920/impact-of-insurance-status-and-race-on-receipt-of-treatment-for-acoustic-neuroma-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
#15
Shearwood McClelland, Ellen Kim, James D Murphy, Jerry J Jaboin
Acoustic neuroma (AN) management involves surgery, radiation, or observation. Previous studies have demonstrated that patient race and insurance status impact in-hospital morbidity/mortality following surgery; however the nationwide impact of these demographics on the receipt of each treatment modality has not been examined. The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) from 2004 to 2013 identified AN patients. Multivariate analysis adjusted for several variables within each treatment modality, including patient age, race, sex, income, primary payer for care, tumor size, and medical comorbidities...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335082/reporting-of-mitotic-rate-in-cutaneous-melanoma-a-study-using-the-national-cancer-data-base
#16
Patrick D Lorimer, Emily C Benham, Kendall Walsh, Yimei Han, Meghan R Forster, Terry Sarantou, Richard L White, Joshua S Hill
BACKGROUND: The seventh edition of the American Joint Commission on Cancer staging manual (AJCC7, published 2009), updated thin cutaneous melanoma staging protocols with the incorporation of mitotic rate (MR). In these patients, higher MR is associated with decreased survival. This study utilizes the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to evaluate MR reporting since AJCC7. METHODS: The NCDB was queried for patients with primary cutaneous melanoma from 1998 to 2013...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328580/factors-predicting-use-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-compared-with-primary-debulking-surgery-in-advanced-stage-ovarian-cancer-a-national-cancer-database-study
#17
Gary S Leiserowitz, Jeff F Lin, Ana I Tergas, William A Cliby, Robert E Bristow
OBJECTIVES: We performed a patterns-of-care study to characterize the types of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) versus primary debulking surgery (PDS) using the National Cancer Database (NCDB). METHODS: We identified patients with stages IIIC and IV EOC in the NCDB diagnosed from 2003 to 2011. Patients who received chemotherapy (CT) prior to surgery were classified as receiving NACT; if surgery preceded CT, then it was classified as PDS...
May 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290141/incorporation-of-cea-improves-risk-stratification-in-stage-ii-colon-cancer
#18
Blake A Spindler, John R Bergquist, Cornelius A Thiels, Elizabeth B Habermann, Scott R Kelley, David W Larson, Kellie L Mathis
High-risk features are used to direct adjuvant therapy for stage II colon cancer. Currently, high-risk features are identified postoperatively, limiting preoperative risk stratification. We hypothesized carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) can improve preoperative risk stratification for stage II colon cancer. The National Cancer Database (NCDB 2004-2009) was reviewed for stage II colon adenocarcinoma patients undergoing curative intent resection. A novel risk stratification including both traditional high-risk features (T4 lesion, <12 lymph nodes sampled, and poor differentiation) and elevated CEA was developed...
May 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290003/demographics-patterns-of-care-and-survival-in-pediatric-medulloblastoma
#19
Emily V Dressler, Therese A Dolecek, Meng Liu, John L Villano
We evaluated the American College of Surgeon's National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to describe current hospital-based epidemiologic frequency, survival, and patterns of care of pediatric medulloblastoma. We analyzed NCDB 1998-2011 data on medulloblastoma for children ages 0-19 years using logistic and poisson regression, Kaplan-Meier survival estimates, and Cox proportional hazards models. 3647 cases of medulloblastoma in those aged 0-19 years were identified. Chemotherapy was received by 79 and 74% received radiation, with 65% receiving both therapies...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262518/management-of-elderly-patients-with-early-stage-medically-inoperable-endometrial-cancer-systematic-review-and-national-cancer-database-analysis
#20
Sunil W Dutta, Daniel M Trifiletti, Surbhi Grover, Pamela Boimel, Timothy N Showalter
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of radiation therapy among elderly patients who are deemed medically inoperable. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We searched PubMed to identify studies from the past 25 years that reported outcomes of medically inoperable endometrial cancer patients treated with radiation alone. The National Cancer Database (NCDB) was queried to identify patients 65 years and older with Stage I-II medically inoperable endometrial cancer. Univariable and multivariable models were performed to investigate the impact of prognostic factors on overall survival...
May 2017: Brachytherapy
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