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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921222/cognitive-dysfunction-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-influences-on-caregiver-resilience-and-coping
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Marlon Garzo Saria, Natasia Courchesne, Lorraine Evangelista, Joshua Carter, Daniel A MacManus, Mary Kay Gorman, Adeline M Nyamathi, Linda R Phillips, David Piccioni, Santosh Kesari, Sally Maliski
PURPOSE: Neurologic deficits that may be manifested as cognitive impairment contribute to the challenges faced by caregivers of patients with brain metastases. To better address their needs, we examined how caregivers respond to these challenges and explore the relationship between the patient's cognitive impairment and caregiver resilience and coping. METHODS: We conducted a descriptive, cross-sectional study using self-reported data from 56 caregivers of patients with brain metastases...
December 5, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920486/choroidal-and-skin-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer
#2
Joo Young Ha, Edward Hynseung Oh, Moon Ki Jung, Song Ee Park, Ji Tak Kim, In Gyu Hwang
Choroidal and skin metastasis of colon cancer is rare. In women, the frequency of cutaneous metastasis from colon cancer as the primary lesion in is 9% and skin metastasis occurs in 0.81% of all colorectal cancers. We report a patient with colonic adenocarcinoma who presented with visual disorder in her right eye and scalp pain as her initial symptoms. Contrast-enhance orbital magnetic resonance imaging with fat suppression revealed an infrabulbar mass, and skin biopsy of the posterior parietal scalp confirmed adenocarcinoma...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920008/whole-brain-radiotherapy-for-brain-metastases
#3
EDITORIAL
Paul D Brown
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919995/prognostic-factors-after-whole-brain-radiotherapy-alone-for-brain-metastases-from-malignant-melanoma
#4
Dirk Rades, Lena Sehmisch, Stefan Janssen, Steven E Schild
BACKGROUND/AIM: Many patients with brain metastases from melanoma receive whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT). WBRT-regimens must consider the patient's prognosis in order to deliver the best therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seven factors were correlated to intracerebral control and survival after WBRT alone in 92 patients with melanoma: WBRT regimen, age at WBRT, gender, Karnofsky performance score (KPS), number of brain lesions, number of extracranial metastatic sites, and time from melanoma diagnosis to WBRT...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919761/evaluating-the-impact-of-brain-metastasis-location-and-relative-volume-on-overall-survival-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#5
Ashley Emery, Daniel M Trifiletti, Kara D Romano, Nirav Patel, Mark E Smolkin, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE: Most evidence describing outcomes of patients with brain metastases is based upon the number of brain metastases, rather than location or volume. We sought to evaluate the impact of tumor location and each location's relative volume on overall survival (OS) among a large cohort of patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). METHODS: Clinical, radiographic, and dosimetric data were collected on patients treated with their first (if multiple) SRS for brain metastases...
December 2, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919126/-a-case-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-malignant-pleural-effusion-showing-marked-response-to-axitinib
#6
Yu Ishizuya, Takuya Okusa, Koji Hatano, Yasutomo Nakai, Masashi Nakayama, Ken-Ichi Kakimoto, Kazuo Nishimura
A 36-year-old woman had undergone left radical nephrectomy followed by interferon-α and sunitinib for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma with para-aortic lymph node and lung involvements (papillary renal cell carcinoma, G3, cT3aN1M1) in the previous hospital. She was referred to our hospital for further treatment and received serial molecular targeted agents (everolimus, sorafenib, sunitinib) and radiation therapy for right ischial and femoral bone metastases. Then she was found to have multiple metastatic lesions in the lungs and carcinomatous pleural effusion associated with dyspnea...
October 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917372/which-prognostic-index-is-most-appropriate-in-the-setting-of-delayed-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases
#7
Timothy Malouff, Nathan R Bennion, Vivek Verma, Gabriel A Martinez, Nathan Balkman, Abhijeet Bhirud, Tanner Smith, Chi Lin
OBJECTIVES: To determine if five commonly used prognostic indices (PIs) - recursive partitioning analysis (RPA), Score Index for Radiosurgery (SIR), Basic Score for Brain Metastases (BSBM), graded prognostic assessment (GPA), and the diagnosis-specific GPA - are valid following delay between diagnosis and treatment of brain metastases. METHODS: In a single-institutional cohort, records of patients who underwent stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) more than 30 days from diagnosis of brain metastases were collected, and five PI scores were calculated for each patient...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913480/thrombosis-in-the-setting-of-cancer
#8
Michael B Streiff
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common cause of adverse outcomes in patients with cancer. The risk of VTE varies with cancer type, stage and grade, cancer therapy, and supportive care, as well as patient characteristics including age, ethnicity, and inherited and acquired comorbid conditions. VTE prophylaxis should be provided to all hospitalized cancer patients and high-risk outpatients. Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) remains the first-line therapy for VTE in patients with active cancer. Anticoagulation should be continued as long as there is evidence of active disease or patients are receiving cancer treatment...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912992/brain-tumors-and-metastases
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REVIEW
Mary M Vargo
Patients with brain tumor exhibit wide-ranging prognoses and functional implications of their disease and treatments. In general, the supportive care needs of patients with brain tumor, including disabling effects, have been recognized to be high. This review (1) briefly summarizes brain tumor types, treatments, and prognostic information for the rehabilitation clinician; (2) reviews evidence for rehabilitation, including acute inpatient rehabilitation and cognitive rehabilitation, and the approaches to selected common symptom and medical management issues; and (3) examines emerging data about survivorship, such as employment, community integration, and fitness...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912831/systemic-treatment-of-brain-metastases
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REVIEW
Saiama N Waqar, Daniel Morgensztern, Ramaswamy Govindan
Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. Brain metastases are a significant problem in patients with lung cancer and have conventionally been treated with whole-brain radiation. This article reviews the data for systemic chemotherapy to treat brain metastasis from lung cancer and examines the activity of small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors for the targeted therapy for brain metastases from EGFR-mutant and ALK-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer...
February 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911235/robustness-of-the-neurological-prognostic-score-in-brain-metastasis-patients-treated-with-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#11
Toru Serizawa, Yoshinori Higuchi, Osamu Nagano, Shinji Matsuda, Kyoko Aoyagi, Junichi Ono, Naokatsu Saeki, Yasuo Iwadate, Tatsuo Hirai, Shinya Takemoto, Yuta Shibamoto
OBJECTIVE The neurological prognostic score (NPS) was recently proposed as a means for predicting neurological outcomes, such as the preservation of neurological function and the prevention of neurological death, in brain metastasis patients treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS). NPS consists of 2 groups: Group A patients were expected to have better neurological outcomes, and Group B patients were expected to have poorer outcomes. NPS robustness was tested in various situations. METHODS In total, 3040 patients with brain metastases that were treated with GKRS were analyzed...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911233/elevated-preoperative-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-worse-survival-after-resection-in-patients-with-brain-metastasis
#12
Koichi Mitsuya, Yoko Nakasu, Takeshi Kurakane, Nakamasa Hayashi, Hideyuki Harada, Kazuhiko Nozaki
OBJECTIVE The median postoperative survival duration of patients with brain metastases who undergo tumor resection is 12 months. Most of these patients die of systemic metastases or the progression of primary cancer but not brain metastases. The criteria for indicating resection are still controversial. Systemic assessment is restricted, especially in patients who need emergent management for their large-size or life-threatening brain metastases. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is reported to correlate with survival time or progression-free survival in patients with various cancers...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904768/combined-vegfr-and-ctla-4-blockade-increases-the-antigen-presenting-function-of-intratumoral-dcs-and-reduces-the-suppressive-capacity-of-intratumoral-mdscs
#13
Stephanie Du Four, Sarah K Maenhout, Simone P Niclou, Kris Thielemans, Bart Neyns, Joeri L Aerts
Melanoma brain metastases (MBM) occur in 10% to 50% of melanoma patients. They are often associated with a high morbidity and despite the improvements in the treatment of advanced melanoma, including immunotherapy, patients with MBM still have a poor prognosis. Antiangiogenic treatment was shown to reduce the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. Therefore we investigated the effect of the combination of VEGFR- and CTLA-4 blockade on the immune cells within the tumor microenvironment. In this study we investigated the effect of the combination of axitinib, a TKI against VEGFR-1, -2 and -3, with therapeutic inhibition of CTLA-4 in subcutaneous and intracranial mouse melanoma models...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903215/identification-of-novel-agents-for-the-treatment-of-brain-metastases-of-breast-cancer
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Vinay Kumar Venishetty, Werner J Geldenhuys, Tori B Terell-Hall, Jessica I G Griffith, Gregory R Sondag, Fayez F Safadi, Paul R Lockman
BACKGROUND: Brain cancer from metastasized breast cancer has a high mortality rate in women. The treatment of lesions is hampered in large part by the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which prevents adequate distribution of anti-cancer compounds to brain metastases. METHOD: In this study we used a novel screening method to identify candidate molecules that are well-suited to utilizing the BBB choline transporter for distribution into the brain parenchyma. RESULTS: From our screen we identified two compounds, Ch-1 and Ch-2 that were able to reduce the brain tumor burden in a murine mouse model of brain metastasis of breast cancer...
November 21, 2016: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903191/cost-effectiveness-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-versus-whole-brain-radiation-therapy-for-up-to-10-brain-metastases
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Nataniel H Lester-Coll, Arie P Dosoretz, William J Magnuson, Maxwell S Laurans, Veronica L Chiang, James B Yu
OBJECTIVE The JLGK0901 study found that stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a safe and effective treatment option for treating up to 10 brain metastases. The purpose of this study is to determine the cost-effectiveness of treating up to 10 brain metastases with SRS, whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT), or SRS and immediate WBRT (SRS+WBRT). METHODS A Markov model was developed to evaluate the cost effectiveness of SRS, WBRT, and SRS+WBRT in patients with 1 or 2-10 brain metastases. Transition probabilities were derived from the JLGK0901 study and modified according to the recurrence rates observed in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 9508 and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) 22952-26001 studies to simulate the outcomes for patients who receive WBRT...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903186/clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-breast-cancer-treated-with-single-session-radiosurgery-or-whole-brain-radiotherapy
#16
Michael Mix, Rania Elmarzouky, Tracey O'Connor, Robert Plunkett, Dheerendra Prasad
OBJECTIVE Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is used to treat brain metastases from breast cancer (BMB) as the sole treatment or in conjunction with tumor resection and/or whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT). This study evaluates outcomes in BMB based on treatment techniques and tumor biological features. METHODS The authors reviewed all patients treated with BMB between 2004 and 2014. Patients were identified from a prospectively collected radiosurgery database and institutional tumor registry; 214 patients were identified...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903181/prognostic-factors-for-melanoma-brain-metastases-treated-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#17
Shelly X Bian, David Routman, Jonathan Liu, Dongyun Yang, Susan Groshen, Gabriel Zada, Nicholas Trakul, Michael K Wong, Cheng Yu, Eric L Chang
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is routinely used to treat brain metastases from melanoma due to their radioresistant nature. The median survival for these patients is 4-6 months, according to earlier studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate prognostic factors that influence survival in patients with metastatic melanoma to the brain treated with SRS. METHODS This retrospective analysis included all patients with melanoma brain metastases treated with SRS at the University of Southern California between 1994 and 2015...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903179/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases-from-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-japanese-multi-institutional-cooperative-study-jlgk1401
#18
Takuya Kawabe, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yasunori Sato, Shoji Yomo, Takeshi Kondoh, Osamu Nagano, Toru Serizawa, Takahiko Tsugawa, Hisayo Okamoto, Atsuya Akabane, Kazuyasu Aita, Manabu Sato, Hidefumi Jokura, Jun Kawagishi, Takashi Shuto, Hideya Kawai, Akihito Moriki, Hiroyuki Kenai, Yoshiyasu Iwai, Masazumi Gondo, Toshinori Hasegawa, Soichiro Yasuda, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Yasushi Nagatomo, Shinya Watanabe, Naoya Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE In 1999, the World Health Organization categorized large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung as a variant of large cell carcinoma, and LCNEC now accounts for 3% of all lung cancers. Although LCNEC is categorized among the non-small cell lung cancers, its biological behavior has recently been suggested to be very similar to that of a small cell pulmonary malignancy. The clinical outcome for patients with LCNEC is generally poor, and the optimal treatment for this malignancy has not yet been established...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903177/follow-up-results-of-brain-metastasis-patients-undergoing-repeat-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#19
Takao Koiso, Masaaki Yamamoto, Takuya Kawabe, Shinya Watanabe, Yasunori Sato, Yoshinori Higuchi, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura, Hidetoshi Kasuya
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) without upfront whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) has influenced recent treatment recommendations for brain metastasis patients. However, in brain metastasis patients who undergo SRS alone, new brain metastases inevitably appear with relatively high incidences during post-SRS follow-up. However, little is known about the second SRS results. The treatment results of second SRS were retrospectively reviewed, mainly for newly developed or, uncommonly, for recurrent brain metastases in order to reappraise the efficacy of this treatment strategy with a special focus on the maintenance of neurological status and safety...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902972/unravelling-site-specific-breast-cancer-metastasis-a-microrna-expression-profiling-study
#20
Willemijne A M E Schrijver, Paul J van Diest, Dutch Distant Breast Cancer Metastases Consortium, Cathy B Moelans
Distant metastasis is still the main cause of death from breast cancer. MicroRNAs (miRs) are important regulators of many physiological and pathological processes, including metastasis. Molecular breast cancer subtypes are known to show a site-specific pattern of metastases formation. In this study, we set out to determine the underlying molecular mechanisms of site-specific breast cancer metastasis by microRNA expression profiling.To identify a miR signature for metastatic breast carcinoma that could predict metastatic localization, we compared global miR expression in 23 primary breast cancer specimens with their corresponding multiple distant metastases to ovary (n=9), skin (n=12), lung (n=10), brain (n=4) and gastrointestinal tract (n=10) by miRCURY microRNA expression arrays...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
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