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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778506/quality-of-life-symptoms-and-care-needs-in-patients-with-persistent-or-recurrent-platinum-resistant-ovarian-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Vivian E von Gruenigen, Helen Q Huang, David Cella, MichaelA Zevon, Jason A LaChance, Joan L Walker, Ritu Salani, Susan C Modesitt, Robert T Morris, William H Bradley, Matthew P Boente, Lari Wenzel
OBJECTIVES: The goals of treating recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer are palliative, aimed at reducing symptoms and improving progression free survival. A prospective trial was conducted to determine the prevalence and severity of symptoms, and associated care needs. METHODS: Eligible women included those with persistent or recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer with an estimated life expectancy of at least 6 months. The Needs at the End-of-Life Screening Tool (NEST), FACIT-Fatigue (FACIT-F), NCCN-FACT Ovarian Symptom Index [NFOSI-18]; Disease Related Symptoms (DRS), Treatment Side Effects (TSE), and Function/Well Being (F/WB) were collected at study entry, 3 and 6 months...
May 17, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774823/endoscopic-management-of-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Patrick Samson, Arthur D Smith, David Hoenig, Zeph Okeke
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma has become more popular over the last few decades as there has been an impetus for renal preservation in these patients. While radical nephroureterectomy has been the gold standard in treatment of this disease, ureteroscopic and percutaneous management has become a viable option for select patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The literature on endoscopic management of upper urinary tract tumors was explored...
May 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774808/single-port-robot-assisted-perineal-prostatectomy-and-pelvic-lymphadenectomy-step-by-step-technique-in-a-cadaveric-model
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Matthew J Maurice, Jihad H Kaouk
The envelope is constantly being pushed to minimize the invasiveness of prostate cancer surgery without compromising oncologic or functional outcomes. Transperitoneal robot-assisted radical prostatectomy has certainly accomplished these goals. However, it is our intent to push the envelope even further, that is, to minimize the invasiveness of already minimally invasive surgery. To accomplish this lofty goal, we borrowed the transperineal approach from open surgery and fused it with the latest robotic technology to innovate an extraperitoneal robotic prostatectomy technique that is less invasive than the traditional robotic technique...
May 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774521/patient-reported-outcomes-of-multiple-myeloma-patients-treated-with-panobinostat-after-%C3%A2-2-lines-of-therapy-based-on-the-international-phase-3-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-panorama-1-trial
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Paul G Richardson, Robert L Schlossman, Anuja N Roy, Ashok Panneerselvam, Suddhasatta Acharyya, Monika Sopala, Sagar Lonial
The phase 3 PANORAMA-1 trial led to regulatory approvals of panobinostat (PAN) in combination with bortezomib (BTZ) and dexamethasone (DEX) for the treatment of multiple myeloma after ≥2 prior regimens, including BTZ and an immunomodulatory drug. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) were assessed in PANORAMA-1, with data available for 73 patients in the PAN + BTZ + DEX arm and 74 patients in the placebo (PBO) + BTZ + DEX arm. Per the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30), global health status/quality of life (QoL) scores initially declined with PAN + BTZ + DEX during the first 24 weeks before approaching baseline scores and remaining steady during the next 24 weeks, with no difference between arms at Week 48...
May 17, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773816/experimental-investigation-of-radiobiology-in-head-and-neck-cancer-cell-lines-as-a-function-of-hpv-status-by-mtt-assay
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Paul Reid, Puthenparampil Wilson, Yanrui Li, Loredana G Marcu, Alexander H Staudacher, Michael P Brown, Eva Bezak
Head and neck cancers (HNCs) are aggressive epithelial tumours frequently treated using radiation. HNC biology shows distinctions dependent on the oncologic involvement of the human papilloma virus (HPV). Clinically, HPV positive HNCs respond better to radiotherapy but few in vitro data demonstrate radiobiological differences explaining differences in clinical outcomes. This pilot study examined radiobiological responses to irradiation and subsequent regeneration in two HNC cell lines (HPV positive and negative)...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771927/computer-assisted-surgery-compared-to-fluoroscopy-in-curettage-of-atypical-cartilaginous-tumors-chondrosarcoma-grade-1-in-the-long-bones
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J G Gerbers, E F Dierselhuis, M Stevens, J J W Ploegmakers, S K Bulstra, P C Jutte
INTRODUCTION: Fluoroscopy is currently the standard imaging modality for curettage of atypical cartilaginous tumors/chondrosarcoma grade 1 (ACT/CS1). Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) is a possible alternative, offering higher resolution imaging and continuous three-dimensional feedback without ionizing radiation use. CAS hypothetically makes curettage more accurate, thereby decreasing residue or recurrence rate. This study aims to compare CAS and fluoroscopy in curettage of ACT/CS1. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single center retrospective cohort study was performed...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771474/neurocog-fx-study-a-multicenter-cohort-study-on-cognitive-dysfunction-in-patients-with-early-breast-cancer
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Oliver Rick, Monika Reuß-Borst, Timm Dauelsberg, Holger Hass, Volker König, Reiner Caspari, Gabriele Götz-Keil, Jürgen Pfitzner, Christa Kerschgens, Klaus Fliessbach, Christian Hoppe
OBJECTIVE: Complaints about cognitive dysfunction (CD) reportedly persist in approximately one third of breast cancer patients but the nature of CD and possible risk factors are unknown. METHODS: A cross-sectional, multicenter study was set-up at 9 German oncological rehabilitation centers. Objective cognitive performance was assessed by the NeuroCog FX test, a short computerized screening (duration <30 min) which assesses working memory, alertness, verbal/figural memory and language/executive...
May 17, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771247/-innovative-medicinal-products-the-new-criteria-of-the-italian-medicines-agency
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Federica Mammarella, Giovanni Tafuri
The Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA), which has the dual function of a regulatory and a reimbursement authority, has recently established new criteria to define innovative medicinal products. Indeed, the decision making process to grant the innovative status is based on the evaluation of the unmet medical need, the added therapeutic value compared to existing therapeutic options and the overall quality of clinical evidence, which is assessed based on the GRADE system. Following this evaluation, if a medicinal product is granted the status of "full innovativeness" for a specific therapeutic indication, its manufacturer can access dedicated yearly funds amounting to 500 million Euros each, depending on the type of medicine (one fund for oncology, the other for all other innovative medicinal products)...
May 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770900/insights-into-mutation-effect-in-three-poikiloderma-with-neutropenia-patients-by-transcript-analysis-and-disease-evolution-of-reported-patients-with-the-same-pathogenic-variants
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Elisa A Colombo, Nursel H Elcioglu, Claudio Graziano, Pamela Farinelli, Elisabetta Di Fede, Iria Neri, Elena Facchini, Mariangela Greco, Cristina Gervasini, Lidia Larizza
PURPOSE: Poikiloderma with neutropenia (PN) is a genodermatosis currently described in 77 patients, all presenting with early-onset poikiloderma, neutropenia, and several additional signs. Biallelic loss-of-function mutations in USB1 gene are detected in all molecularly tested patients but genotype-phenotype correlation remains elusive. Cancer predisposition is recognized among PN features and pathogenic variants found in patients who developed early in life myelodysplasia (n = 12), acute myeloid leukemia (n = 2), and squamous cell carcinoma (n = 2) should be kept into account in management and follow-up of novel patients...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770305/the-prostate-cancer-focal-therapy
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REVIEW
Filippo Pesapane, Francesca Patella, Enrico Maria Fumarola, Edoardo Zanchetta, Chiara Floridi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Chloë Standaert
Despite prostate cancer (PCa) is the leading form of non-cutaneous cancer in men, most patients with PCa die with disease rather than of the disease. Therefore, the risk of overtreatment should be considered by clinicians who have to distinguish between patients with high risk PCa (who would benefit from radical treatment) and patients who may be managed more conservatively, such as through active surveillance or emerging focal therapy (FT). The aim of FT is to eradicate clinically significant disease while protecting key genito-urinary structures and function from injury...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766260/supportive-care-priorities-of-low-income-latina-breast-cancer-survivors
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Alix G Sleight, Kathleen Doyle Lyons, Cheryl Vigen, Heather Macdonald, Florence Clark
PURPOSE: This study investigated the supportive care needs of a sample of low-income Latina breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Ninety-nine Spanish-speaking breast cancer survivors who self-identified as Latina and reported an income below the US Census Bureau low-income threshold were recruited from the oncology clinic of a major public safety net hospital. Eligible participants completed the supportive care needs survey (SCNS-SF34) and a demographic questionnaire...
May 16, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764018/-clinical-application-of-modified-bilobed-chimeric-thoracoacromial-artery-perforator-flap-for-reconstruction-of-hypopharyngeal-defect-with-anterior-neck-skin-loss
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D J Song, Z Li, X Zhou, Y X Zhang, X W Peng, B Zhou, C L Lyu, P Wu, Y Y Tang, W Peng, H X Mao, Z Y Liu
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of modified bilobed chimeric thoracoacromial artery perforator (TAAP) flap for the reconstruction of hypopharyngeal defect with anterior neck skin loss. Methods: Between May 2013 and September 2015, modified bilobed chimeric TAAP flap was used to reconstruct complex oncologic hypopharyngeal defects in 7 patients, including 6 males and 1 female. Patients' age ranged from 28 to 65 years old (mean age 50±3.4 years old). The size of hypopharyngeal defect ranged from 5.5 cm×3...
May 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764014/-comprehensive-treatment-of-335-patients-with-pyriform-sinus-carcinoma-by-surgery-via-the-paraglottic-space-approach
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W M Li, D M Wei, Y Qian, S D Cao, Y Xu, D Y Liu, D P Lei, X L Pan
Objective: To report the experience in comprehensive surgical treatment of pyriform sinus carcinoma via the paraglottic space approach. Methods: Three hundred and thirty-five cases with pyriform sinus carcinoma (according to UICC 2012 criteria, stage Ⅰ, 12 cases; Ⅱ, 36; Ⅲ, 79; Ⅳ, 208; T1, 26; T2, 139; T3, 121; T4, 49; cN0, 83; cN1, 61; cN2a-b, 118; cN2c, 71; cN3, 2) treated between 2006 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. There were 323 males and 12 females. Age aged from 36 to 80 years old with a median of 60 years old...
May 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762213/feasibility-of-a-cognitive-behavioral-and-environmental-intervention-for-sleep-wake-difficulties-in-community-dwelling-cancer-patients-receiving-palliative-care
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Marie Solange Bernatchez, Josée Savard, Marie-Hélène Savard, Michèle Aubin
BACKGROUND: High rates of sleep-wake difficulties have been found in patients with cancer receiving palliative care. Pharmacotherapy is the most frequently used treatment option to manage these difficulties despite numerous adverse effects and the absence of empirical evidence of its efficacy and innocuity in palliative care. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a cognitive-behavioral and environmental intervention (CBT-E) to improve insomnia and hypersomnolence in patients with a poor functioning level and to collect preliminary data on its effects...
May 14, 2018: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762195/functional-outcomes-and-complications-after-oncologic-reconstruction-of-the-proximal-humerus
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Sjoerd Nota, Teun Teunis, Joost Kortlever, Marco Ferrone, John Ready, Mark Gebhardt, Kevin Raskin, Francis Hornicek, Joseph Schwab, Santiago Lozano Calderon
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists on the best method of articular reconstruction in patients who require proximal humerus resection for the management of primary bone sarcomas, soft-tissue sarcomas extending into the bone, benign and locally aggressive primary bone tumors, and metastatic disease. METHODS: We identified patients from two institutions who underwent wide resection of the proximal humerus along with oncologic reconstruction using osteoarticular allografts (OAs), endoprostheses, or allograft-prosthesis composites...
June 1, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761690/assessment-of-the-relationship-between-renal-volume-and-renal-function-after-minimally-invasive-partial-nephrectomy-the-role-of-computed-tomography-and-nuclear-renal-scan
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Riccardo Bertolo, Cristian Fiori, Federico Piramide, Daniele Amparore, Monica Barrera, Diego Sardo, Andrea Veltri, Francesco Porpiglia
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the correlation between the loss of renal function as assessed by Tc99MAG-3 renal scan and the loss of renal volume as calculated by volumetric assessment on CT-scan in patients who underwent minimally-invasive partial nephrectomy (PN). METHODS: PN prospectively-maintained database was retrospectively queried for patients who underwent minimally-invasive PN (2012-2017) for renal mass <cT2 and had complete data on renal scan and contrast-enhanced CT-scan (both performed in our Institution) both at preoperative assessment and at the third postoperative month follow-up...
May 14, 2018: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758241/targeting-the-cd73-adenosine-axis-in-immuno-oncology
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REVIEW
David Allard, Pavel Chrobak, Bertrand Allard, Nouredin Messaoudi, John Stagg
The ectonucleotidases CD39 and CD73 are cell surface enzymes that catabolize the breakdown of extracellular ATP into adenosine. As such, they constitute critical components of the extracellular purinergic pathway and play important roles in maintaining tissue and immune homeostasis. With the coming of age of cancer immunotherapy, ectonucleotidases and adenosine receptors have emerged as novel therapeutic targets to enhance antitumor immune responses. With early-phase clinical trials showing promising results, it is becoming increasingly important to decipher the distinct mechanisms-of-action of adenosine-targeting agents, identify patients that will benefit from these agents and rationally develop novel synergistic combinations...
May 11, 2018: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757570/incidence-and-treatment-of-malignant-tumors-of-the-genitourinary-tract-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Juan Manuel Ochoa-López, Bernardo Gabilondo-Pliego, Sylvain Collura-Merlier, Jaime O Herrera-Cáceres, Mariano Sotomayor de Zavaleta, Francisco Tomás Rodríguez-Covarrubias, Guillermo Feria-Bernal, Fernando Gabilondo-Navarro, Ricardo Alonso Castillejos-Molina
PURPOSE: To provide data of the incidence and management of common urological malignancies in renal transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of a prospective database from August 1967 to August 2015. A descriptive analysis of the sample was performed. RESULTS: Among 1256 consecutive RTR a total of 88 patients developed malignancies (7%). There were 18 genitourinary tumors in the 16 patients (20.45% of all malignant neoplasms), incidence of 1...
April 30, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756480/tracheoesophageal-prosthesis-use-is-associated-with-improved-overall-quality-of-life-in-veterans-with-laryngeal-cancer
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Ramya S Patel, Tiffany Mohr, Christine Hartman, Carol Stach, Andrew G Sikora, Jose P Zevallos, Vlad C Sandulache
OBJECTIVES: Veterans have an increased risk of laryngeal cancer, yet their oncologic and functional outcomes remain understudied. We sought to determine the longitudinal impact of tracheoesophageal puncture and voice prosthesis on quality-of-life measures in veterans following total laryngectomy (TL). METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of TL patients (n = 68) treated at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center using the Voice Handicap Index (VHI), MD Anderson Dysphagia Index (MDADI), and University of Washington Quality of Life Index (UW-QOL)...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755969/evaluation-of-fluorine-18-labeled-%C3%AE-1-i-n-telopeptide-analogs-as-substrate-based-radiotracers-for-pet-imaging-of-melanoma-associated-lysyl-oxidase
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Manuela Kuchar, Christin Neuber, Birgit Belter, Ralf Bergmann, Jens Lenk, Robert Wodtke, Torsten Kniess, Jörg Steinbach, Jens Pietzsch, Reik Löser
Accumulating evidence suggests an unequivocal role of lysyl oxidases as key players of tumor progression and metastasis, which renders this enzyme family highly attractive for targeted non-invasive functional imaging of tumors. Considering their function in matrix remodeling, malignant melanoma appears as particularly interesting neoplasia in this respect. For the development of radiotracers that enable PET imaging of the melanoma-associated lysyl oxidase activity, substrates derived from the type I collagen α1 N-telopeptide were labeled with fluorine-18 using N -succinimidyl 4-[18 F]fluorobenzoate ([18 F]SFB) as prosthetic reagent...
2018: Frontiers in Chemistry
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