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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145584/critical-lessons-from-high-value-oncology-practices
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Douglas W Blayney, Melora K Simon, Beatrice Podtschaske, Scott Ramsey, Margaret Shyu, Craig Lindquist, Arnold Milstein
Importance: Cancer care is expensive. Cancer care provided by practice organizations varies in total spending incurred by patients and payers during treatment episodes and in quality of care, and this unnecessary variation contributes to the high cost. Objective: To use the variation in total spending and quality of care to assess oncology practice attributes distinguishing "high value" that may be tested and adopted by others to produce similar results. Design, Setting, and Participants: "Positive deviance" was used in this exploratory mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) analysis of interview results...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145553/tumour-boards-in-geriatric-oncology
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Tanya Marya Wildes, Anita O'Donovan, Giuseppe Ferdinando Colloca, Kwok-Leung Cheung
Multidisciplinary tumour board is an integral part of cancer treatment planning. Although no definite survival benefits have yet been shown by mostly observational studies, other benefits of multidisciplinary tumour board have been identified. Traditionally the multidisciplinary tumour board involves participation of treating clinicians-medical, radiation and surgical oncologists. They tend to focus on the cancer alone. There is an increasing awareness that the treatment goal for cancer in older adults is not primarily on prolonging survival, with functional preservation and quality of life being particularly important for this population...
November 14, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144626/super-selective-robot-assisted-partial-nephrectomy-using-near-infrared-flurorescence-versus-early-unclamping-of-the-renal-artery-results-of-a-prospective-matched-pair-analysis
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Cecilia Lanchon, Valentin Arnoux, Gaëlle Fiard, Jean-Luc Descotes, Jean-Jacques Rambeaud, Jean-Benjamin Lefrancq, Delphine Poncet, Nicolas Terrier, Camille Overs, Quentin Franquet, Jean-Alexandre Long
INTRODUCTION: Super-selective clamping of tumor-specific segmental arteries was developed to eliminate ischemia of the remnant kidney while limiting hemorrhage during partial nephrectomy. The objective is to evaluate the benefice of super-selective clamping on renal functional outcome, compared to early-unclamping of the renal artery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 2015 to July 2016, data from 30 patients undergoing super-selective robot-assisted PN (RAPN) for a solitary tumor by a single surgeon were prospectively collected...
November 19, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143875/the-role-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-pet-mri-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#4
Randy Yeh, Laurent Dercle, Ishan Garg, Zhen Jane Wang, David M Hough, Ajit H Goenka
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains a difficult disease to treat and continues to portend a poor prognosis, as most patients are unresectable at diagnosis. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) combined with CT (PET/CT) has been a cornerstone in oncological imaging of different cancers; however, the role of PET/CT in PDAC is continually evolving and currently not well established. Studies have shown the potential of PET/CT in guiding the management of patients with PDAC, with possible added benefit over anatomic imaging with CT or MRI in certain scenarios...
November 16, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143824/pd-1-is-a-haploinsufficient-suppressor-of-t-cell-lymphomagenesis
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Tim Wartewig, Zsuzsanna Kurgyis, Selina Keppler, Konstanze Pechloff, Erik Hameister, Rupert Öllinger, Roman Maresch, Thorsten Buch, Katja Steiger, Christof Winter, Roland Rad, Jürgen Ruland
T cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of highly aggressive malignancies with poor clinical outcomes. T cell lymphomas originate from peripheral T cells and are frequently characterized by genetic gain-of-function variants in T cell receptor (TCR) signalling molecules. Although these oncogenic alterations are thought to drive TCR pathways to induce chronic proliferation and cell survival programmes, it remains unclear whether T cells contain tumour suppressors that can counteract these events...
November 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142752/protective-effect-of-hydrogen-rich-water-on-liver-function-of-colorectal-cancer-patients-treated-with-mfolfox6-chemotherapy
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Qingxi Yang, Guangdong Ji, Rongtao Pan, Yinghui Zhao, Peng Yan
The present study was conducted to investigate the protective effect of hydrogen-rich water on the liver function of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients treated with mFOLFOX6 chemotherapy. A controlled, randomized, single-blind clinical trial was designed. A total of 152 patients with CRC were recruited by the Department of Oncology of Taishan Hospital (Taian, China) between June 2010 and February 2016, among whom 146 met the inclusion criteria. Subsequently, 144 patients were randomized into the treatment (n=80) and placebo (n=64) groups...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142460/efficacy-and-safety-of-duloxetine-in-chinese-breast-cancer-patients-with-paclitaxel-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
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Jiani Wang, Qing Li, Binghe Xu, Tongtong Zhang, Shanshan Chen, Yang Luo
Objective: Chemotherapy with paclitaxel is associated with significant neurotoxicity that may offset patients' quality of life and therapeutic benefits. This prospective, non-randomized control study evaluated the efficacy and safety of an antidepressant drug, duloxetine, at 30 or 60 mg/d, in the treatment of paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy (PIPN) in Chinese breast cancer patients. Methods: A total of 102 patients with a median age of 50 (range, 25-60) years, treated in the Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, between November 2014 and January 2017 were finally enrolled...
October 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140834/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-secondary-to-melanoma-a-systematic-review
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Nicholas J Hadden, Jerome R D McIntosh, Samuel Jay, Paula J Whittaker
Melanoma is one of the most common primary tumours associated with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC). The aim of this review is to identify prognostic factors specifically for MSCC secondary to melanoma. A systematic search of literature was performed in MEDLINE, Embase and the Cochrane Library to identify studies reporting prognostic factors for patients with MSCC secondary to melanoma. Two studies, involving a total of 39 patients, fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The variables associated with increased survival were receiving postoperative radiotherapy, receiving chemotherapy, perioperative lactate dehydrogenase level less than or equal to 8...
November 14, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140772/role-of-patient-coping-strategies-in-understanding-the-effects-of-early-palliative-care-on-quality-of-life-and-mood
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Joseph A Greer, Jamie M Jacobs, Areej El-Jawahri, Ryan D Nipp, Emily R Gallagher, William F Pirl, Elyse R Park, Alona Muzikansky, Juliet C Jacobsen, Vicki A Jackson, Jennifer S Temel
Purpose The early integration of oncology and palliative care (EIPC) improves quality of life (QOL) and mood for patients with advanced cancer. However, the mechanisms by which EIPC benefits these outcomes remain unclear. We therefore examined whether EIPC improved patients' coping strategies and if changes in coping accounted for intervention effects on QOL and depressive symptoms. Patients and Methods For this secondary analysis of an EIPC trial, we examined data from 350 patients with newly diagnosed incurable lung or GI cancer...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139593/benefit-finding-trajectories-in-cancer-patients-receiving-psychological-care-predictors-and-relations-to-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms
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Lei Zhu, Adelita V Ranchor, Vicki S Helgeson, Marije van der Lee, Bert Garssen, Roy E Stewart, Robbert Sanderman, Maya J Schroevers
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to (1) identify benefit finding trajectories in cancer patients receiving psychological care; (2) examine associations of benefit finding trajectories with levels of and changes in psychological symptoms; and (3) examine whether socio-demographic and medical characteristics distinguished trajectories. DESIGN: Naturalistic longitudinal study design. METHODS: Participants were 241 cancer patients receiving psychological care at specialized psycho-oncological institutions in the Netherlands...
November 15, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137329/development-of-a-radiolabeled-caninized-anti-egfr-antibody-for-comparative-oncology-trials
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Judit Fazekas-Singer, Neydher Berroterán-Infante, Christina Rami-Mark, Monika Dumanic, Miroslawa Matz, Michael Willmann, Fritz Andreae, Josef Singer, Wolfgang Wadsak, Markus Mitterhauser, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
Due to large homology of human and canine EGFR, dogs suffering from spontaneous EGFR+ cancer can be considered as ideal translational models. Thereby, novel immunotherapeutic compounds can be developed for both human and veterinary patients. This study describes the radiolabeling of a canine anti-EGFR IgG antibody (can225IgG) with potential diagnostic and therapeutic value in comparative clinical settings. Can225IgG was functionalized with DTPA for subsequent chelation with the radionuclide (99m)Tc. Successful coupling of 10 DTPA molecules per antibody on average was proven by significant mass increase in MALDI-TOF spectroscopy, gel electrophoresis and immunoblots...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136212/neoadjuvant-and-adjuvant-therapy-for-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Shun-Ichi Watanabe, Kazuo Nakagawa, Kenji Suzuki, Kazuya Takamochi, Hiroyuki Ito, Jiro Okami, Keiju Aokage, Hisashi Saji, Hiroshige Yoshioka, Yoshitaka Zenke, Tadashi Aoki, Yasuhiro Tsutani, Morihito Okada
The treatments for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) should control both local and microscopic systemic disease, because the 5-year survival of patients with Stage III NSCLC who underwent surgical resection alone has been dismal. One way to improve surgical outcome is the administration of chemotherapy before or after the surgical procedure. During the last two decades, many clinical studies have focused on developing optimal adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimens that can be combined with surgical treatment and/or radiotherapy...
November 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135454/expression-of-a-novel-cnpy2-isoform-in-colorectal-cancer-and-its-association-with-oncologic-prognosis
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Jianhong Peng, Qingjian Ou, Jian Guo, Zhizhong Pan, Rongxin Zhang, Xiaojun Wu, Yujie Zhao, Yuxiang Deng, Caixia Li, Fulong Wang, Liren Li, Gong Chen, Zhenhai Lu, Peirong Ding, Desen Wan, Yujing Fang
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality. Recently, we identified a novel biomarker, canopy fibroblast growth factor signaling regulator 2 (CNPY2) isoform2, and subsequently investigated its expression and prognostic value in CRC patients. We initially generated CNPY2 isoform2 monoclonal antibodies and examined CNPY2 isoform2 expression in CRC cell lines and tissues using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, western blot and immunohistochemistry analyses. We found that CNPY2 isoform2 expression significantly increased in tumor cell lines and tissues compared with that in normal colon epithelial cells and tumor-adjacent normal tissues...
November 13, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134826/cancer-patients-recommendations-for-nature-based-design-and-engagement-in-oncology-contexts-qualitative-research
#14
Sarah Blaschke, Clare C O'Callaghan, Penelope Schofield
OBJECTIVES: To explore cancer patients' recommendations for nature engagement based on their subjective nature experiences and observations in the cancer setting. The rationale was to gain practical insight for delineating relevant and translatable nature-based care and design opportunities in oncology contexts. BACKGROUND: Innovative cancer care services are needed to respond to growing demand and shifting healthcare needs. Engagement with nature has shown multiple health benefits and presents a promising opportunity for application in healthcare to improve outcomes...
January 1, 2017: HERD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132382/early-motor-function-after-local-treatment-of-brain-metastases-in-the-motor-cortex-region-with-stereotactic-radiotherapy-radiosurgery-or-microsurgical-resection-a-retrospective-study-of-two-consecutive-cohorts
#15
Bogdan Pintea, Brigitta Baumert, Thomas Mehari Kinfe, Konstantinos Gousias, Yaroslav Parpaley, Jan Patrick Boström
BACKGROUND: We compared the functional outcome and influential factors of two standard treatment modalities for central cerebral metastases: electrophysiological-controlled microsurgical resection (MSR) and stereotactic radiotherapy/stereotactic radiosurgery (SRT/SRS). METHODS: We performed a database search for central metastasis treatments during the period from January 2008 to September 2012 in two clinical registers: 1) register for intraoperative neuromonitoring (Department of Neurosurgery), and 2) prospective database for SRT/SRS (Department of Radiotherapy)...
November 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130228/-valuation-and-prospect-of-function-preserving-gastrectomy
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Shuchang Wang, Site Yu, Jia Xu, Gang Zhao
Preserving gastric function and improving quality of life (QOL) is the tendency of surgery for early gastric cancer. Function preserving gastrectomy (FPG) is applied to modify the extent of surgery and to achieve better quality of life at the premise of radical resection. Pylorus-preserving gastrectomy is the most favorable approach of FPG with oncological safety, which can improve nutritional status and QOL via preserving pylorus and vagal nerve. Proximal gastrectomy is widely accepted as FPG for early upper 1/3 gastric cancer...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130149/is-lipidomic-the-answer-to-the-search-of-a-biomarker-for-organ-preservation-protocol-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#17
Ana Carolina Laus, Ismael Dale Cotrim Guerreiro da Silva, Fernanda Bertuccez Cordeiro, Edson Guimarães Lo Turco, Luciano de Souza Viana, André Lopes Carvalho
In the last decade organ preservation protocols based on chemoradiotherapy (CRT) has been showing the possibility of preserving function without jeopardizing survival for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Still, only a percentage of the patients will benefit from this approach and, to date, no biomarkers are known to correctly predict these patients. More recently, modern mass spectrometry method has been used to determine metabolic profiles, and lipidomics, in particular, emerged as a new field of study in oncology and other diseases...
November 13, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129435/etirinotecan-pegol-nktr-102-in-third-line-treatment-of-patients-with-metastatic-or-recurrent-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-results-of-a-phase-ii-study
#18
Charu Aggarwal, Roger B Cohen, Eddy Yu, Wei-Ting Hwang, Joshua M Bauml, Evan Alley, Tracey L Evans, Corey J Langer
BACKGROUND: Third-line treatment options are limited for patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Etirinotecan pegol (NKTR-102) is a long-acting topoisomerase-I inhibitor. We conducted a single-arm phase II trial to evaluate its efficacy in third-line treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients aged ≥ 18 years with histologically proven NSCLC who had received 2 previous systemic therapy regimens, measurable disease, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status ≤ 1, and adequate end-organ function were eligible...
October 19, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128297/role-of-geriatric-oncologists-in-optimizing-care-of-urological-oncology-patients
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Jean-Pierre Droz, Helen Boyle, Gilles Albrand, Nicolas Mottet, Martine Puts
CONTEXT: Urological cancers are common. Since the median age of diagnosis is 60-70 yr, many patients require geriatric as well as urological evaluation if treatment is to be tailored to individual health status including comorbidities and frailty. OBJECTIVE: To review the most important features of geriatric assessment and its expected benefits. We also consider ways in which collaboration between urologists and geriatricians and geriatric teams can benefit patient well-being...
November 8, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127549/preservation-of-the-celiac-branch-of-the-vagal-nerve-for-pylorus-preserving-gastrectomy-is-it-meaningful
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Haruna Furukawa, Manabu Ohashi, Michitaka Honda, Koshi Kumagai, Souya Nunobe, Takeshi Sano, Naoki Hiki
BACKGROUND: Preserving the hepatic and pyloric branches of the vagal nerve in laparoscopic pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (LPPG) is considered necessary to maintain the function of the pyloric cuff. However, the clinical benefits of preservation of the celiac branch of the vagal nerve (CBVN) remain unclear. METHODS: Of 391 patients who underwent LPPG for early gastric cancer, 116 patients in whom the CBVN was preserved (CBP group) and 58 patients in whom it was not preserved (non-CBP group) were selected through the propensity score-matching method...
November 10, 2017: Gastric Cancer
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