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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099516/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-rare-diseases-the-orphanet-database
#1
Sonia Pavan, Kathrin Rommel, María Elena Mateo Marquina, Sophie Höhn, Valérie Lanneau, Ana Rath
Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for rare diseases (RDs) are scarce, may be difficult to identify through Internet searches and may vary in quality depending on the source and methodology used. In order to contribute to the improvement of the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients, Orphanet (www.orpha.net) has set up a procedure for the selection, quality evaluation and dissemination of CPGs, with the aim to provide easy access to relevant, accurate and specific recommendations for the management of RDs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092685/precision-oncology-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-using-a-knowledge-bank-approach
#2
Moritz Gerstung, Elli Papaemmanuil, Inigo Martincorena, Lars Bullinger, Verena I Gaidzik, Peter Paschka, Michael Heuser, Felicitas Thol, Niccolo Bolli, Peter Ganly, Arnold Ganser, Ultan McDermott, Konstanze Döhner, Richard F Schlenk, Hartmut Döhner, Peter J Campbell
Underpinning the vision of precision medicine is the concept that causative mutations in a patient's cancer drive its biology and, by extension, its clinical features and treatment response. However, considerable between-patient heterogeneity in driver mutations complicates evidence-based personalization of cancer care. Here, by reanalyzing data from 1,540 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), we explore how large knowledge banks of matched genomic-clinical data can support clinical decision-making. Inclusive, multistage statistical models accurately predicted likelihoods of remission, relapse and mortality, which were validated using data from independent patients in The Cancer Genome Atlas...
January 16, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089304/management-of-prostate-cancer-in-elderly-patients-recommendations-of-a-task-force-of-the-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology
#3
REVIEW
Jean-Pierre Droz, Gilles Albrand, Silke Gillessen, Simon Hughes, Nicolas Mottet, Stéphane Oudard, Heather Payne, Martine Puts, Gilbert Zulian, Lodovico Balducci, Matti Aapro
CONTEXT: Prostate cancer is the most frequent male cancer. Since the median age of diagnosis is 66 yr, many patients require both geriatric and urologic evaluation if treatment is to be tailored to individual circumstances including comorbidities and frailty. OBJECTIVE: To update the 2014 International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) guidelines on prostate cancer in men aged >70 yr. The update includes new material on health status evaluation and the treatment of localised, advanced, and castrate-resistant disease...
January 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089247/-mid-gut-neuroendocrine-tumors-news-on-medical-treatment
#4
Marie Dior, Johann Dreanic, Caroline Prieux-Klotz, Bertrand Brieau, Catherine Brezault, Romain Coriat
CONTEXT: Mid gut neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are rare tumors whose incidence is increasing. Curative surgery remains the gold standard for the treatment of NETs of the small intestine. Surgery should be considered as soon as possible even if a metastatic stage is diagnosed. The management of unresectable well-differentiated metastatic NETs of the small intestine recently changed with the publication of trials demonstrating the benefit of targeted therapies and metabolic radiotherapy, leading to a change of practices and update of French and international recommendations...
January 11, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076529/relationships-between-oncohematopediatrics-mothers-and-children-in-communicating-bad-news
#5
Selene Beviláqua Chaves Afonso, Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo
We present a study about the relations between pediatric oncological haematologists, mothers, and children in sharing bad news (BN) in a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro. The text emphasizes the intertwining of technique and emotions for the treatment of children with diagnoses in which the fatal outcome is always a probability. We used a qualitative approach, privileging participant observation and open interviews with oncologists (at this service all professionals were female) and mothers. We sought to understand the importance of communication which includes expressions and control of emotions; bioethical issues that require sensitivity, serenity, and truth about approaching the end of life; and how the professionals balance proximity to children and families and objectivity in their activity...
January 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074989/-antidepressants-agents-in-breast-cancer-patients-using-tamoxifen-review-of-basic-and-clinical-evidence
#6
María Elisa Irarrázaval O, Leonardo Gaete G
Tamoxifen (Tmf), is a standard of care for women with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer. Endoxifen is a Tmf metabolite generated by cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6). Antidepressive agents (AD) are often prescribed to women with breast cancer not only for depression, but also for anxiety and hot flashes. Some AD are substrates or inhibitors of the Tmf metabolic pathway. Therefore there may be interactions when Tmf and AD are prescribed simultaneously. Oncologic protection afforded by Tmf may become less effective or null when AD are indicated, especially in poor metabolizing patients...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067033/2016-updated-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-oncology-nursing-society-chemotherapy-administration-safety-standards-including-standards-for-pediatric-oncology
#7
Michael Neuss, Terry Gilmore, Kristin Belderson, Amy Billett, Tara Conti-Kalchik, Brittany Harvet, Carolyn Hendricks, Kristine LeFebvre, Pamela Mangu, Kristen McNiff, MiKaela Olsen, Lisa Schulmeister, Anne Von Gehr, Martha Polovich
Purpose: To update the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards and to highlight standards for pediatric oncology. Methods: The ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards were first published in 2009 and updated in 2011 to include inpatient settings. A subsequent 2013 revision expanded the standards to include the safe administration and management of oral chemotherapy. A joint ASCO/ONS workshop with stakeholder participation, including that of the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses and American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, was held on May 12, 2015, to review the 2013 standards...
6, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066627/survival-analyses-in-lung-cancer
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EDITORIAL
Kari Chansky, Dragan Subotic, Nathan R Foster, Torsten Blum
BACKGROUND: Although survival analyses represent one of the cornerstones in oncology in general, some aspects of the reported survival data in lung cancer patients are still not fully elucidated. METHODS: After having defined several open questions, an evidence based approach was applied in order to answer these questions. Areas of interest were: (I) possible uncertainties in reported survival data; (II) survival surrogates; (III) recommended methods for evaluating progression free survival (PFS) as a surrogate endpoint in future datasets; (IV) postoperative lung cancer recurrence and survival...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053622/role-of-ovarian-function-suppression-in-premenopausal-women-with-early-breast-cancer
#9
REVIEW
Woo-Chan Park
Historically, endocrine therapy for breast cancer began with ovarian ablation (OA) for the treatment of premenopausal patients. After the identification of estrogen receptors and the development of many antiestrogens, tamoxifen has been approved and used as the standard endocrine therapy for hormonal receptor (HR)-positive premenopausal patients to date. With the development of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists, the paradigm of endocrine therapy for premenopausal women with HR-positive breast cancer began to change from OA to ovarian function suppression (OFS)...
December 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050138/adjuvant-systemic-chemotherapy-for-stages-ii-and-iii-colon-cancer-after-complete-resection-a-clinical-practice-guideline
#10
B M Meyers, R Cosby, F Quereshy, D Jonker
BACKGROUND: Updated practice guidelines on adjuvant chemotherapy for completely resected colon cancer are lacking. In 2008, Cancer Care Ontario's Program in Evidence-Based Care developed a guideline on adjuvant therapy for stages ii and iii colon cancer. With newer regimens being assessed in this patient population and older agents being either abandoned because of non-effectiveness or replaced by agents that are more efficacious, a full update of the original guideline was undertaken...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048885/mo-d-brb-03-quality-assurance-of-sbrt
#11
J Roper
: Increased use of SBRT and hypofractionation in radiation oncology practice has posted a number of challenges to medical physicist, ranging from planning, image-guided patient setup and on-treatment monitoring, to quality assurance (QA) and dose delivery. This symposium is designed to provide current knowledge necessary for the safe and efficient implementation of SBRT in various linac platforms, including the emerging digital linacs equipped with high dose rate FFF beams. Issues related to 4D CT, PET and MRI simulations, 3D/4D CBCT guided patient setup, real-time image guidance during SBRT dose delivery using gated/un-gated VMAT/IMRT, and technical advancements in QA of SBRT (in particular, strategies dealing with high dose rate FFF beams) will be addressed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048726/tu-d-201-01-2016-economics-update
#12
J Fontenot, W Fuss
The purpose of this session is to introduce attendees to the healthcare reimbursement system and how it applies to the clinical work of a medical physicist. This will include general information about the different categories of payers and payees, how work is described by CPT codes, and how various payers set values for this work in different clinical settings. 2016 is another year of significant changes to the payment system. This presentation will describe the work encompassed in these codes and will give attendees an overview of the changes for 2016 as they apply to radiation oncology...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048331/su-f-j-110-mri-guided-single-session-simulation-online-adaptation-and-treatment
#13
P Hill, M Geurts, K Mittauer, J Bayouth
PURPOSE: To develop a combined simulation and treatment workflow for MRI-guided radiation therapy using the ViewRay treatment planning and delivery system. METHODS: Several features of the ViewRay MRIdian planning and treatment workflows are used to simulate and treat patients that require emergent radiotherapy. A simple "pre-plan" is created on diagnostic imaging retrieved from radiology PACS, where conformal fields are created to target a volume defined by a physician based on review of the diagnostic images and chart notes...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048128/mo-d-brb-00-sbrt-workflow-overview
#14
Lei Xing
: Increased use of SBRT and hypofractionation in radiation oncology practice has posted a number of challenges to medical physicist, ranging from planning, image-guided patient setup and on-treatment monitoring, to quality assurance (QA) and dose delivery. This symposium is designed to provide current knowledge necessary for the safe and efficient implementation of SBRT in various linac platforms, including the emerging digital linacs equipped with high dose rate FFF beams. Issues related to 4D CT, PET and MRI simulations, 3D/4D CBCT guided patient setup, real-time image guidance during SBRT dose delivery using gated/un-gated VMAT/IMRT, and technical advancements in QA of SBRT (in particular, strategies dealing with high dose rate FFF beams) will be addressed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047508/mo-ab-204-00-interoperability-in-radiation-oncology-ihe-ro-committee-update
#15
Scott Hadley
: You've experienced the frustration: vendor A's device claims to work with vendor B's device, but the practice doesn't match the promise. Getting devices working together is the hidden art that Radiology and Radiation Oncology staff have to master. To assist with that difficult process, the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) effort was established in 1998, with the coordination of the Radiological Society of North America. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is a consortium of healthcare professionals and industry partners focused on improving the way computer systems interconnect and exchange information...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047475/mo-d-brb-01-fundamental-aspects-of-sbrt
#16
F Yin
: Increased use of SBRT and hypofractionation in radiation oncology practice has posted a number of challenges to medical physicist, ranging from planning, image-guided patient setup and on-treatment monitoring, to quality assurance (QA) and dose delivery. This symposium is designed to provide current knowledge necessary for the safe and efficient implementation of SBRT in various linac platforms, including the emerging digital linacs equipped with high dose rate FFF beams. Issues related to 4D CT, PET and MRI simulations, 3D/4D CBCT guided patient setup, real-time image guidance during SBRT dose delivery using gated/un-gated VMAT/IMRT, and technical advancements in QA of SBRT (in particular, strategies dealing with high dose rate FFF beams) will be addressed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046820/mo-d-brb-02-sbrt-treatment-planning-and-delivery
#17
Y Yang
: Increased use of SBRT and hypofractionation in radiation oncology practice has posted a number of challenges to medical physicist, ranging from planning, image-guided patient setup and on-treatment monitoring, to quality assurance (QA) and dose delivery. This symposium is designed to provide current knowledge necessary for the safe and efficient implementation of SBRT in various linac platforms, including the emerging digital linacs equipped with high dose rate FFF beams. Issues related to 4D CT, PET and MRI simulations, 3D/4D CBCT guided patient setup, real-time image guidance during SBRT dose delivery using gated/un-gated VMAT/IMRT, and technical advancements in QA of SBRT (in particular, strategies dealing with high dose rate FFF beams) will be addressed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046761/mo-g-201-01-a-multi-institutional-study-investigating-the-performance-of-a-knowledge-based-planning-system-against-pinnacle-auto-planning-engine-in-sib-imrt-for-the-head-and-neck-cancer
#18
B Wu, M Kusters, M Kunze-Busch, T Dijkema, T McNutt, G Sanguineti, D Pang
PURPOSE: Knowledge-based Planning (KBP) founded on prior planning experience and Auto-Planning Engine (APE; commercialized in Pinnacle v9.10 TPS) based on progressive optimization algorithm both aim to eliminate the trial-and-error process in radiotherapy inverse planning. This study investigates the performance of the approaches in a multi-institutional setting to evaluate their functionalities in oropharyngeal cancer and offers suggestions how they can be implemented in the clinic. METHODS: Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC) provided 35 oropharyngeal cancer patients (SIB-IMRT with two-dose-level prescription: 68 Gy to PTV68 and 50...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046721/su-f-t-100-development-and-implementation-of-a-treatment-planning-tracking-system-into-the-radiation-oncology-clinic
#19
C Kabat, K Cline, Y Li, C Ha, S Stathakis
PURPOSE: With increasing numbers of cancer patients being diagnosed and the complexity of radiotherapy treatments rising it's paramount that patient plan development continues to stay fluid within the clinic. In order to maintain a high standard of care and clinical efficiency the establishment of a tracking system for patient plan development allows healthcare providers to view real time plan progression and drive clinical workflow. In addition, it provides statistical datasets which can further identify inefficiencies within the clinic...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044250/web-based-oncology-educational-tool-for-medical-trainees-on-oncology-rotation-results-of-a-pilot-study
#20
Rashida Haq, Benjamin Li, Aleksandra Jovicic, Daisy Dastur, Martina Trinkaus, Amy Kong
Oncology education for post-graduate medical trainees is mostly clinic-based with didactic lectures. However, a 3-4-week rotation lacks full exposure to the vast field of oncology, resulting in an educational gap. We felt there is a need for a standard curriculum to educate trainees on common oncology topics and encourage self-directed learning. This study aims to improve knowledge of oncology in trainees through the use of an oncology educational tool (consisting of a handbook and website) that we developed and evaluated...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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