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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431920/the-microbiome-in-anti-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Stavros Bashiardes, Timur Tuganbaev, Sara Federici, Eran Elinav
The commensal microbiome constitutes an important modulator of host physiology and risk of disease, including cancer development and progression. Lately, the microbiome has been suggested to modulate the efficacy of anti-cancer treatment. Examples include chemotherapy and total body irradiation-induced barrier function disruption, leading to microbial efflux that drives activation of anti-tumorigenic T cells; Microbiome-driven release of reactive oxygen species contributing to the efficacy of platinum salts; and microbiome-induced immune priming promoting the anti-tumor effects of alkylating chemotherapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors...
April 18, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429951/-robotic-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-results-of-1500-surgeries
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J Kočárek, J Heráček, M Čermák, F Chmelík, M Matějková
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer is the most common malignant disease in men. The number of cases of prostate cancer has increased dramatically in recent 20 years. Radical prostatectomy is a surgical method for the first-line treatment of localised prostate cancer. We performed the first robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy on December 16th, 2005, achieved the boundary of 1000 robotic-assisted radical prostatectomies in 2012, and in 2015, we successfully completed the 1500th robotic-assisted operation on the prostate...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428717/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-gastric-cancer-a-comparison-between-robotic-laparoscopic-and-open-surgery
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Amilcare Parisi, Daniel Reim, Felice Borghi, Ninh T Nguyen, Feng Qi, Andrea Coratti, Fabio Cianchi, Maurizio Cesari, Francesca Bazzocchi, Orhan Alimoglu, Johan Gagnière, Graziano Pernazza, Simone D'Imporzano, Yan-Bing Zhou, Juan-Santiago Azagra, Olivier Facy, Steven T Brower, Zhi-Wei Jiang, Lu Zang, Arda Isik, Alessandro Gemini, Stefano Trastulli, Alexander Novotny, Alessandra Marano, Tong Liu, Mario Annecchiarico, Benedetta Badii, Giacomo Arcuri, Andrea Avanzolini, Metin Leblebici, Denis Pezet, Shou-Gen Cao, Martine Goergen, Shu Zhang, Giorgio Palazzini, Vito D'Andrea, Jacopo Desiderio
AIM: To investigate the role of minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer and determine surgical, clinical, and oncological outcomes. METHODS: This is a propensity score-matched case-control study, comparing three treatment arms: robotic gastrectomy (RG), laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG), open gastrectomy (OG). Data collection started after sharing a specific study protocol. Data were recorded through a tailored and protected web-based system. Primary outcomes: harvested lymph nodes, estimated blood loss, hospital stay, complications rate...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428642/-technology-and-prevention-in-the-era-of-mobile-health-applications-for-cancer-screening-programs
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Fabrizio Bert, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Salvatore Clemente, Giulia Villa, Roberta Siliquini
The Italian national health system provides screening to detect breast, colorecatal and cervical cancers, however, population adherence is not as high as expected. Smartphones and their applications (apps) could be used as a tool to communicate with the population and to help improve adherence. The aim of this study was to analyze the features and functions of smartphone applications aimed at secondary prevention of oncological diseases. In February 2016, we reviewed online app stores, using specific key-words, to search for available apps for cancer screening...
January 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427517/interim-18-fdg-pet-ct-during-radiochemotherapy-in-the-management-of-pelvic-malignancies-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mahila Ferrari, Laura Lavinia Travaini, Delia Ciardo, Cristina Garibaldi, Laura Gilardi, Robert Glynne-Jones, Chiara Maria Grana, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa, Giulia Marvaso, Sara Ronchi, Maria Cristina Leonardi, Roberto Orecchia, Marta Cremonesi
(18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) is widely applied in oncology for disease staging, assessment of therapy response, relapse diagnosis, follow-up and target volume delineation. In particular, it can detect early response during chemoradiotherapy (interim) because functional modifications usually precede morphological ones. This ability is crucial to the radiation oncologist for the management of patients, to avoid persisting with ineffective therapy - often leading toxicity - and to shift to potentially more effective alternatives...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426540/family-functioning-predicts-end-of-life-care-quality-in-patients-with-cancer-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Myung Kyung Lee, Young Ho Yun
BACKGROUND: Treating patients with cancer within a family setting is the accepted standard of care and a hallmark of end-of-life (EoL) quality of care (QoC). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether family caregiver functioning predicts EoL QoC received by terminally ill patients with cancer. METHODS: Family caregivers of terminally ill patients with cancer (n = 264) were enrolled from oncology inpatient and outpatient units of 12 large hospitals located in different regions throughout South Korea...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426537/supportive-care-needs-and-association-with-quality-of-life-of-mexican-adults-with-solid-cancers
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Svetlana V Doubova, Maria Guadalupe Casales-Hernández, Ricardo Perez-Cuevas
BACKGROUND: Patients with cancer have supportive care needs. Studies that analyze the relationship between supportive care needs and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are scarce. Cultural differences in supportive care needs and perceived QoL are also worth analyzing. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the association between supportive care needs and HRQoL of Mexican adults given a diagnosis of solid cancers. METHODS: We performed a secondary data analysis of a cross-sectional survey of 825 adult patients with cancer treated at the Oncology Hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425055/what-are-the-oncologic-and-functional-outcomes-after-joint-salvage-resections-for-juxtaarticular-osteosarcoma-about-the-knee
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Jing Li, Zhen Wang, Chuanlei Ji, Guojing Chen, Dong Liu, Haodong Zhu
BACKGROUND: Joint salvage surgery for patients with juxtaarticular osteosarcoma remains challenging, especially when the tumor invades the epiphysis. Because patients are surviving longer with current chemotherapy regimens, it is advantageous to retain native joints if possible, especially in young patients. However, the results using joint-preserving tumor resections in this context have not been well characterized. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What are the functional outcomes after limb salvage surgery at a minimum of 3 years? (2) What are the oncologic outcomes? (3) Is joint salvage surgery for epiphyseal tumors associated with an increased risk of local recurrence compared with metaphyseal tumors not invading the epiphysis? (4) What are the complications associated with joint salvage surgery? METHODS: Between 2004 and 2013, we treated 117 patients with juxtaarticular osteosarcoma; of those, 43 (38%) were treated with joint salvage surgery, and 41 (95%) of the 43 patients are included in our study...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424851/vascularized-fibular-medialization-for-reconstruction-of-the-tibial-defects-following-tumour-excision
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Abed El-Negery, Nabil Ahmed Elmoghazy, Mohamed Serry Abd-Ellatif, Adham Elgeidi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional and oncologic results of fibular medialization when used alone as a single-stage reconstructive technique after wide excision of malignant tumours of the proximal, middle, or distal tibia. METHODS: Between December 2010 and May 2015, 14 patients (six males and eight females) with primary malignant tumours of the tibia (eight proximal, four diaphyseal, two distal) were treated by wide excision. The mean age of the patients at the time of surgery was 23...
April 19, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418762/challenges-persist-under-americans-with-disabilities-act-amendments-act-how-can-oncology-providers-help
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Michael Feuerstein, Amanda K Gehrke, Brian T McMahon, Megan C McMahon
PURPOSE: To determine whether the Amendments to the hallmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA; effective January 2009), which provide increased access to the antidiscrimination laws for many with chronic illness, are related to changes in workplace discrimination allegations in individuals with a history of cancer. METHODS: Information collected by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission was used to compare allegations of discrimination and their merit before (2001 to 2008) and after (2009 to 2011) implementation of the Amendments Act...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417948/erbb-family-signalling-a-paradigm-for-oncogene-addiction-and-personalized-oncology
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REVIEW
Nico Jacobi, Rita Seeboeck, Elisabeth Hofmann, Andreas Eger
ErbB family members represent important biomarkers and drug targets for modern precision therapy. They have gained considerable importance as paradigms for oncoprotein addiction and personalized medicine. This review summarizes the current understanding of ErbB proteins in cell signalling and cancer and describes the molecular rationale of prominent cases of ErbB oncoprotein addiction in different cancer types. In addition, we have highlighted experimental technologies for the development of innovative cancer cell models that accurately predicted clinical ErbB drug efficacies...
April 12, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417162/s100a6-protein-functional-roles
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REVIEW
Rosario Donato, Guglielmo Sorci, Ileana Giambanco
S100A6 protein belongs to the A group of the S100 protein family of Ca(2+)-binding proteins. It is expressed in a limited number of cell types in adult normal tissues and in several tumor cell types. As an intracellular protein, S100A6 has been implicated in the regulation of several cellular functions, such as proliferation, apoptosis, the cytoskeleton dynamics, and the cellular response to different stress factors. S100A6 can be secreted/released by certain cell types which points to extracellular effects of the protein...
April 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415834/the-surgical-treatment-of-gastric-cancer-in-the-era-of-minimally-invasive-surgery
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Shuchang Wang, Tian-Long Ling, Enhao Zhao, Hui Cao
Minimally invasive surgery is regarded as an alternative to conventional open surgery in gastric cancer. More and more surgeons devote their efforts to reduce surgical incision and acquire better recovery. Nowadays, laparoscopic distal gastrectomy has been the standard method for early stage cancer with remarkable advantage in short-term outcomes and is widely accepted by patients. The indication of laparoscopic gastrectomy has been extended to local advanced gastric cancer. However, the oncological safety has long been debated...
April 14, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414183/nkg2d-a-versatile-player-in-the-immune-system
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REVIEW
Vedrana Jelenčić, Maja Lenartić, Felix M Wensveen, Bojan Polić
NKG2D is known as a potent activating receptor of the immune system. It is expressed on a multitude of immune cells, including NK cells and different subsets of T cells. NKG2D recognizes various MHC I-like ligands that are induced on target cells exposed to stressors such as viral infection, DNA damage and oncological transformation. NKG2D drives or facilitates cytotoxic and cytokine responses towards cells expressing its ligands to eliminate the threat. Therefore, NKG2D is usually classified as a sensor that translates cellular stress into activation signals for immune cells...
April 13, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413674/spontaneous-tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Naomi Serling-Boyd, Zoe Quandt, Nazima Allaudeen
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening oncological emergency, with most cases occurring in hematological malignancies following the initiation of treatment. However, on rare occasions, TLS may occur in solid tumors as well. In the present case study, the case is reported of a 56-year-old African-American man who presented with a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer, abdominal pain, elevated transaminases, renal insufficiency, hyperkalemia, and hyperuricemia, consistent with spontaneous TLS in the setting of metastatic prostate cancer...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412331/are-we-using-the-best-tumor-size-cut-points-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-staging
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Bimal Bhindi, Christine M Lohse, Ross J Mason, Mary E Westerman, John C Cheville, Matthew K Tollefson, Stephen A Boorjian, R Houston Thompson, Bradley C Leibovich
OBJECTIVE: To compare the predictive ability for oncologic outcomes among current tumor size cut-points and clinically relevant alternatives in order to determine which are optimal. METHODS: Patients who underwent radical or partial nephrectomy between 1970-2010 for T1-2Nx/N0M0 renal cell carcinoma (RCC) were identified. Associations between tumor size and progression-free survival (PFS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) were evaluated using Kaplan-Meier analyses and Cox models...
April 12, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411920/neoadjuvant-targeted-molecular-therapy-before-renal-surgery
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REVIEW
Sumi Dey, Henry N Peabody, Sabrina L Noyes, Brian R Lane
Neoadjuvant targeted molecular therapy may benefit select patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The primary use of this therapy in patients with metastatic disease is to reduce tumor burden, prevent distant metastasis, and increase overall survival. Neoadjuvant therapy may reduce tumor size and tumor complexity, facilitate partial nephrectomy rather than radical nephrectomy, downstage tumor thrombus facilitating thrombectomy, and make unresectable tumors resectable when applied to selected patients...
May 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411915/surgical-techniques-in-the-management-of-small-renal-masses
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REVIEW
Michael Daugherty, Gennady Bratslavsky
This article provides a review and outline of the various surgical techniques for small renal masses. It covers surgical approaches and compares outcomes of open versus minimally invasive surgery. The article discusses renal nephrometry scoring and renal ischemia at time of resection. Techniques for controlling the renal hilum and controlling blood flow to the kidney are described. Extirpative techniques for small renal masses are reviewed along with a comparison of outcomes. With careful adherence to key oncologic and surgical principles, negative margins, no complications, and no or minimal decline in renal functional outcomes can be achieved...
May 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411387/prophylactic-dissection-of-level-v-in-primary-mucosal-scc-in-the-clinically-n-positive-neck-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Timothy McLean, Stephen J Kerr, Charles E B Giddings
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence for level V dissection in the management of previously untreated mucosal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck presenting with nodal metastasis when level V is clinically uninvolved. DATA SOURCE: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) were used to conduct a systematic review of the current literature, including all English language articles published after 1990. A literature search was performed on November 29, 2015, of Medline, EMBASE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and the Cochrane Library...
April 14, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410909/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-bladder-cancer-oncologic-outcomes-from-a-single-institution-experience
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Andrew R Leone, Kamran Zargar-Shoshtari, Gregory J Diorio, Pranav Sharma, David Boulware, Scott M Gilbert, Julio M Powsang, Jingsong Zhang, Wade J Sexton, Philippe E Spiess, Michael A Poch
INTRODUCTION: We conducted this study to determine if, in appropriately selected elderly patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), clinical outcomes including pathologic complete response/downstaging and overall survival were similar to a younger cohort. METHODS: Chart review was performed on patients receiving NAC for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB) from 2004 to 2013. A total of 116 patients were identified that underwent NAC from 2004 to 2013 for ≥ cT2N0M0 UCB...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
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