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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120964/analysis-of-survival-of-patients-treated-with-vemurafenib-ipilimumab-and-dabrafenib-for-advanced-skin-melanoma-in-daily-clinical-practice-real-world-data-retrospective-analysis-of-patients-treated-under-drug-reimbursement-programmes-in-poland-in-2013-2016
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Melania Brzozowska, Waldemar Wierzba, Andrzej Śliwczyński, Marcin Świerkowski, Piotr Potemski, Michał Marczak
Vemurafenib, ipilimumab and dabrafenib were registered for the treatment of advanced skin melanoma pursuant to the results of randomized phase III clinical trials. Real-world data on survival time for patients treated with those drugs in daily clinical practice are so far limited. Patients with advanced skin melanoma treated under reimbursement programmes (drug programmes), for which they were qualified pursuant to uniform inclusion criteria in force in all oncology centres in Poland. Data were obtained from the electronic databases of the national payer (NFZ) responsible for the implementation and monitoring of reimbursement (drug) programmes...
November 8, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120700/basket-studies-redefining-clinical-trials-in-the-era-of-genome-driven-oncology
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Jessica J Tao, Alison M Schram, David M Hyman
Understanding a tumor's detailed molecular profile has become increasingly necessary to deliver the standard of care for patients with advanced cancer. Innovations in both tumor genomic sequencing technology and the development of drugs that target molecular alterations have fueled recent gains in genome-driven oncology care. "Basket studies," or histology-agnostic clinical trials in genomically selected patients, represent one important research tool to continue making progress in this field. We review key aspects of genome-driven oncology care, including the purpose and utility of basket studies, biostatistical considerations in trial design, genomic knowledge-base development, and patient matching and enrollment models, which are critical for translating our genomic knowledge into clinically meaningful outcomes...
November 8, 2017: Annual Review of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109935/striking-balance-between-expedited-review-and-expecting-efficacious-anticancer-drug-and-biologics-an-ongoing-challenge
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Krishnan Vengadaragava Chary, Anita Ramesh
Objective: The objective of this study is to assess the postmarketing status: Efficacy and safety drugs and biologics related with cancer approved under expedited review. Methods: This observational, analytical study was carried between January and April 2016 by the Department of Pharmacology and Medical Oncology, Saveetha Medical College. Drugs approved under expedited review, fast-track status and its association with anti-cancer effects, postmarketing efficacy and safety, propensity to induce the second tumor was noted...
October 2017: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092716/the-150-most-important-questions-in-cancer-research-and-clinical-oncology-series-questions-67-75-edited-by-chinese-journal-of-cancer
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EDITORIAL
(no author information available yet)
Since the beginning of 2017, Chinese Journal of Cancer has published a series of important questions in cancer research and clinical oncology, which sparkle diverse thoughts, interesting communications, and potential collaborations among researchers all over the world. In this article, 9 more questions are presented as followed. Question 67. How could we overcome the resistance of hepatocellular carcinoma against chemotherapeutics? Question 68. Is pursuit of non-covalent small-molecule binders of RAS proteins viable as a strategy of cancer drug discovery? Question 69...
November 1, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077691/preclinical-mouse-solid-tumour-models-status-quo-challenges-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Nicolas Gengenbacher, Mahak Singhal, Hellmut G Augustin
Oncology research in humans is limited to analytical and observational studies for obvious ethical reasons, with therapy-focused clinical trials being the one exception to this rule. Preclinical mouse tumour models therefore serve as an indispensable intermediate experimental model system bridging more reductionist in vitro research with human studies. Based on a systematic survey of preclinical mouse tumour studies published in eight scientific journals in 2016, this Analysis provides an overview of how contemporary preclinical mouse tumour biology research is pursued...
October 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076867/patient-and-oncology-nurse-preferences-for-the-treatment-options-in-advanced-melanoma-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Frank Xiaoqing Liu, Edward A Witt, Scot Ebbinghaus, Grace DiBonaventura Beyer, Enrique Basurto, Richard W Joseph
BACKGROUND: Understanding the perceptions of patients and oncology nurses about the relative importance of benefits and risks associated with newer treatments of advanced melanoma can help to inform clinical decision-making. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to quantify and compare the views of patients and oncology nurses regarding the importance of attributes of treatments of advanced melanoma. METHODS: A discrete choice experiment (DCE) was conducted in US-based oncology nurses and patients diagnosed with advanced melanoma...
October 25, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974261/the-150-most-important-questions-in-cancer-research-and-clinical-oncology-series-questions-57-66-edited-by-chinese-journal-of-cancer
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EDITORIAL
(no author information available yet)
Since the beginning of 2017, Chinese Journal of Cancer has published a series of important questions in cancer research and clinical oncology, which sparkle diverse thoughts, interesting communications, and potential collaborations among researchers all over the world. In this article, 10 more questions are presented as followed. Question 57. What are the major stresses that drive the formation, progression, and metastasis of a cancer? Question 58. What is the mechanism responsible for altering an acidic intracellular pH and a basic extracellular pH in normal tissue cells to a basic intracellular pH and an acidic extracellular pH in cancer cells, a fundamental and yet largely ignored phenomenon? Question 59...
October 3, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973512/big-data-research-in-neurosurgery-a-critical-look-at-this-popular-new-study-design
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Chesney S Oravec, Mustafa Motiwala, Kevin Reed, Douglas Kondziolka, Fred G Barker, L Madison Michael, Paul Klimo
The use of "big data" in neurosurgical research has become increasingly popular. However, using this type of data comes with limitations. This study aimed to shed light on this new approach to clinical research. We compiled a list of commonly used databases that were not specifically created to study neurosurgical procedures, conditions, or diseases. Three North American journals were manually searched for articles published since 2000 utilizing these and other non-neurosurgery-specific databases. A number of data points per article were collected, tallied, and analyzed...
July 21, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954288/two-by-two-factorial-cancer-treatment-trials-is-sufficient-attention-being-paid-to-possible-interactions
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REVIEW
Boris Freidlin, Edward L Korn
Factorial 2 × 2 designs can be used to combine evaluation of two treatments in a single study. The standard analysis approach is based on a factorial analysis that evaluates each treatment by pooling data over the other treatment. This approach relies on the assumption that the effect of each treatment is not substantially affected by the other treatment. In many oncology settings, this no-interaction assumption cannot be adequately supported at the time the trial is designed. In this Commentary, we consider current practices for the design and analysis of factorial trials by performing a survey of factorial treatment trials published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and the New England Journal of Medicine (2007-2016)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942904/a-brief-historical-perspective-of-cancer-rehabilitation-and-contributions-from-the-national-institutes-of-health
#10
REVIEW
Lynn H Gerber, Bonnie Hodsdon, Leora Ellen Comis, Leighton Chan, John I Gallin, Charles L McGarvey
People who have cancer diagnoses often need care throughout their lives through all stages of their illness. These stages include diagnosis, primary treatment, survivorship, and end of life. The management of people with cancer, now a common and chronic illness with long-term survival improving, is complex, challenging, and rapidly changing. Rehabilitation for people with cancer diagnoses is a new specialty and is charged with providing care throughout the trajectory of illness and wellness to maximize potential for function and mitigate disability...
September 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939574/publication-of-interventional-phase-3-and-4-clinical-trials-in-radiation-oncology-an-observational-study
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Jaime Pérez-Alija, Pedro Gallego, Isabel Linares, Eva Ambroa, Agustí Pedro
OBJECTIVES: Clinical trials produce the best data available for decision-making in modern evidence-based medicine. We aimed to determine the rate of non-publication of interventional phase 3 and 4 clinical trials involving patients with cancer undergoing radiotherapy. SETTING: The ClinicalTrials.gov database was searched for interventional phase 3 and 4 trials in radiotherapy with a primary completion date before 1 January 2013. We determined how many of these registry entries have not published the compulsory deposition of their results in the database and performed a systematic search for published studies in peer-reviewed journals...
September 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880984/association-of-a-perioperative-education-program-with-unplanned-readmission-following-total-laryngectomy
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Evan M Graboyes, Dorina Kallogjeri, Jan Zerega, Sara Kukuljan, Linda Neal, Kelsey M Rosenquist, Brian Nussenbaum
Importance: Patients undergoing total laryngectomy (TL) are at high risk for 30-day hospital readmission. Strategies to decrease the readmission rate remain unknown. Objectives: To assess the association of a comprehensive perioperative TL education program with unplanned readmissions; to determine the program's association with the rate of readmissions for stomal or tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) complications and patient and caregiver knowledge of and preparedness for TL...
September 7, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846488/circulating-tumor-dna-measurement-and-clinical-utility
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Joshua Donaldson, Ben Ho Park
Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is a component of the "naked" DNA found in blood. It can be isolated from plasma and represents combined genetic material from the primary tumor and metastases. Quantitative and qualitative information about a cancer, including mutations, can be derived using digital polymerase chain reaction and other technologies. This "liquid biopsy" is quicker and more easily repeated than tissue biopsy, yields real-time information about the cancer, and may suggest therapeutic options. All stages of cancer therapy have the ability to benefit from ctDNA, starting with screening for cancer before it is clinically apparent...
August 28, 2017: Annual Review of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801389/the-role-of-rehabilitation-measures-in-reintegration-of-children-with-brain-tumours-or-leukaemia-and-their-families-after-completion-of-cancer-treatment-a-study-protocol
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Mona Leandra Peikert, Laura Inhestern, Corinna Bergelt
INTRODUCTION: For ill children as well as for their parents and siblings, childhood cancer poses a major challenge. Little is known about the reintegration into daily life of childhood cancer survivors and their families. The aim of this prospective observational study is to further the understanding of the role of rehabilitation measures in the reintegration process of childhood leukaemia or brain tumour survivors and their family members after the end of cancer treatment. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This prospective observational study consists of three study arms: a quantitative study in cooperation with three German paediatric oncological study registries (study arm 1), a quantitative study in cooperation with a rehabilitation clinic that offers a family-oriented paediatric oncological rehabilitation programme (study arm 2) and a qualitative study at 12-month follow-up including families from the study arms 1 and 2 (study arm 3)...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765883/-corrigendum-transcriptome-sequencing-of-human-breast-cancer-reveals-aberrant-intronic-transcription-in-amplicons-and-dysregulation-of-alternative-splicing-with-major-therapeutic-implications
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(no author information available yet)
After the publication of the article, the authors retrospectively noted that the name of Dr Dawn Jones, a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Professor Christine Gosden, should have been added to the authors' list, whose contribution to the study greatly augmented the exploration of all the RNA products via adoption of the RNASeq (Illumina) methodology. All the existing authors agree to the inclusion of Dr Jones as a co‑author, with the exception of Derek Gardener, who has retired from the Institute and is no longer contactable by e-mail (although we are confident that he would not raise any objection)...
September 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753191/the-patient-healthcare-professional-relationship-and-communication-in-the-oncology-outpatient-setting-a-systematic-review
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Anne Prip, Kirsten Alling Møller, Dorte Lisbet Nielsen, Mary Jarden, Marie-Helene Olsen, Anne Kjaergaard Danielsen
BACKGROUND: Today, cancer care and treatment primarily take place in an outpatient setting where encounters between patients and healthcare professionals are often brief. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to summarize the literature of adult patients' experiences of and need for relationships and communication with healthcare professionals during chemotherapy in the oncology outpatient setting. METHODS: The systematic literature review was carried out according to PRISMA guidelines and the PICO framework, and a systematic search was conducted in MEDLINE, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, and Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Based Practice Database...
July 27, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747442/chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-clinical-trials-review-and-recommendations
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REVIEW
Jennifer S Gewandter, Roy Freeman, Rachel A Kitt, Guido Cavaletti, Lynn R Gauthier, Michael P McDermott, Nimish A Mohile, Supriya G Mohlie, A Gordon Smith, Mohamedtaki A Tejani, Dennis C Turk, Robert H Dworkin
OBJECTIVE: To assess the design characteristics and reporting quality of published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for treatments of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) initiated before or during chemotherapy. METHODS: In this systematic review of RCTs of preventive or symptomatic pharmacologic treatments for CIPN initiated before or during chemotherapy treatment, articles were identified by updating the PubMed search utilized in the CIPN treatment guidelines published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2014...
August 22, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744879/procarbazine-lomustine-and-vincristine-for-recurrent-high-grade-glioma
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REVIEW
Saurabh Parasramka, Goutham Talari, Myrna Rosenfeld, Jing Guo, John L Villano
BACKGROUND: Recurrent high-grade glioma (HGG) carries an extremely poor prognosis. There is no current standard of care or guideline-based recommendations. Nitrosourea-based multidrug chemotherapy or PCV - procarbazine, lomustine (CCNU) and vincristine - is one of the treatment options at recurrence. There has been no meta-analysis which looks at the benefits and harms of PCV chemotherapy in adults with recurrent HGG. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of procarbazine, lomustine, and vincristine (PCV) chemotherapy with other interventions in adults with recurrent high-grade glioma...
July 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726491/interview-with-thomas-powles-the-use-of-durvalumab-in-urothelial-cancer-the-latest-strides-in-immuno-oncology
#19
Thomas Powles
Thomas Powles speaks to Sebastian Dennis-Beron, Commissioning Editor: Dr. Thomas Powles is a clinical professor of genitourinary oncology and the lead for solid tumor research at Barts Cancer Institute in London. His main research interests are in genital and urinary cancers, in which he leads a spectrum of clinical studies from Phase I to randomized Phase III investigating novel targeted and immune therapies. His research also focuses on correlation of novel biomarkers and aims to define markers with prognostic value that may predict response or resistance to therapy...
August 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713697/safe-implementation-of-retroauricular-robotic-and-endoscopic-neck-surgery-in-south-america
#20
REVIEW
Renan Bezerra Lira, Thiago Celestino Chulam, Luiz Paulo Kowalski
In the last three decades, otolaryngology and head and neck oncological surgery have shown remarkable progress with the development of several modalities of endoscopic-assisted minimally invasive surgeries. More recently, the Da Vinci robotic surgery system has promoted the development of several surgical approaches with less morbidity and better cosmetic results, including the transaxillary and retroauricular approaches for thyroid surgery and neck dissections. In South America, there are several shortcomings regarding financial resources as well as the lack of support for innovation leading to a significant delay in adoption of numerous technological advances in medical practice...
June 2017: Gland Surgery
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