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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542036/a-survey-of-renal-impairment-pharmacokinetic-studies-for-new-oncology-drug-approvals-in-the-usa-from-2010-to-early-2015-a-focus-on-development-strategies-and-future-directions
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Jim J Xiao, Jiyun S Chen, Bert L Lum, Richard A Graham
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a guidance document in 2010 on pharmacokinetic (PK) studies in renal impairment (RI) on the basis of observations that substances such as uremic toxins might result in altered drug metabolism and excretion. No specific recommendations for oncology drugs were included. We surveyed the publicly available FDA review documents of 29 small molecule oncology drugs approved between 2010 and the first quarter of 2015. The objectives were as follows: (i) summarize the impact of RI on PK at the time of the initial new drug application; (ii) identify limitations of the guidance; and (iii) outline an integrated approach to study the impact of RI on these drugs...
May 24, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522743/forward-to-the-past-the-case-for-quantitative-pet-imaging
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Adriaan A Lammertsma
Positron emission tomography (PET) was developed in the 1970's as an in vivo method to measure regional pathophysiological processes. In the 1990's the focus moved to the detection of local increases in uptake, first in the brain (activation studies) and later in oncology (finding metastases), where (18)F-FDG emerged as a highly sensitive staging technique. This focus on sensitivity has overshadowed the other main characteristic of PET, its quantitative nature. In recent years there has been a new shift. PET is now seen as a promising tool for drug development and precision medicine, i...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514737/integration-of-phytochemicals-and-phytotherapy-into-cancer-precision-medicine
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Thomas Efferth, Mohamed E M Saeed, Elhaj Mirghani, Awadh Alim, Zahir Yassin, Elfatih Saeed, Hassan E Khalid, Salah Daak
Concepts of individualized therapy in the 1970s and 1980s attempted to develop predictive in vitro tests for individual drug responsiveness without reaching clinical routine. Precision medicine attempts to device novel individual cancer therapy strategies. Using bioinformatics, relevant knowledge is extracted from huge data amounts. However, tumor heterogeneity challenges chemotherapy due to genetically and phenotypically different cell subpopulations, which may lead to refractory tumors. Natural products always served as vital resources for cancer therapy (e...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512731/active-surveillance-for-prostate-cancer-how-to-do-it-right
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Juan D Garisto, Laurence Klotz
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy affecting men. There has been a nearly 70% increase in new prostate cancer cases, mostly classified as low risk, that have been diagnosed in early stages as a consequence of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening. Data regarding the natural history of this disease confirm the clinical insignificance of low-grade prostate cancer, which is associated with scant or no metastatic dissemination. Active surveillance is a conservative management approach, conducted for those patients with "low-risk" or "favorable-risk" disease, which avoids long-term adverse effects on the patient's quality of life...
May 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503639/hepatocellular-carcinoma-implications-for-asia-pacific-oncology-nurses
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Deborah A Boyle
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a prominent malignancy in the Asia-Pacific region. Despite considerable knowledge about it's scope and nature this malignancy remains incurable. This manuscript reviews the epidemiology of this cancer, its pathogenesis, risk factors, potential prevention, surveillance, treatment, and the oncology nurses' role relative to this malignancy. A literature search from the past decade was performed using the PubMed and CINAHL databases using the search terms "hepatocellular carcinoma," "Asia," and "nursing issues"...
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479237/adjuvant-therapy-for-high-risk-localized-kidney-cancer-emerging-evidence-and-future-clinical-trials
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Andrew T Lenis, Nicholas M Donin, David C Johnson, Izak Faiena, Amirali Salmasi, Alexandra Drakaki, Arie Belldegrun, Allan Pantuck, Karim Chamie
PURPOSE: We will review the literature on adjuvant therapies for patients with high-risk localized kidney cancer following surgical treatment. Two recently published prospective trials with conflicting results will be reconciled within the context of their respective designs. Finally, we will spotlight upcoming trials that use novel immunotherapy-based checkpoint inhibitors and have the potential to establish a new standard of care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PubMed search was performed for English language articles using the keywords "renal cell carcinoma," "kidney cancer," "immunotherapy," "targeted therapy," and "adjuvant therapy" published through January 2017...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462642/oncological-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-following-extralevator-versus-standard-abdominoperineal-excision-for-rectal-cancer
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D Kamali, A Sharpe, A Musbahi, A Reddy
INTRODUCTION There is increasing and conflicting research debating the oncological benefits of extralevator abdominoperineal excision (ELAPE) compared with standard abdominoperineal excision (SAPE). However, there is very little in the literature on the long-term effects on patients' wellbeing following the two procedures. The aim of this study was to determine the oncological outcomes and long-term quality of life (QoL) of patients at two hospitals having undergone ELAPE or SAPE. METHODS Consecutive patients with rectal cancer who underwent either ELAPE or SAPE between January 2009 and June 2015 at a single centre were analysed...
May 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460068/in-silico-polypharmacology-of-natural-products
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Jiansong Fang, Chuang Liu, Qi Wang, Ping Lin, Feixiong Cheng
Natural products with polypharmacological profiles have demonstrated promise as novel therapeutics for various complex diseases, including cancer. Currently, many gaps exist in our knowledge of which compounds interact with which targets, and experimentally testing all possible interactions is infeasible. Recent advances and developments of systems pharmacology and computational (in silico) approaches provide powerful tools for exploring the polypharmacological profiles of natural products. In this review, we introduce recent progresses and advances of computational tools and systems pharmacology approaches for identifying drug targets of natural products by focusing on the development of targeted cancer therapy...
April 27, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458958/the-intersection-of-oncology-prognosis-and-cancer-rehabilitation
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Sean Robinson Smith, Jasmine Yiqian Zheng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review examines the delivery of rehabilitation care to cancer patients with relation to disease prognosis. This includes the evaluation when patients are referred for rehabilitation services and the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions across the cancer continuum. RECENT FINDINGS: Although prognosticating life expectancy is difficult, referrals for rehabilitation interventions appear to be affected by physician attitudes towards patients with advanced disease, in part because of misconceptions about the nature of rehabilitation for oncology patients...
2017: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443893/trail-np-hybrids-for-cancer-therapy-a-review
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H Belkahla, G Herlem, F Picaud, T Gharbi, M Hémadi, S Ammar, O Micheau
Cancer is a worldwide health problem. It is now considered as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. In the last few decades, considerable progress has been made in anti-cancer therapies, allowing the cure of patients suffering from this disease, or at least helping to prolong their lives. Several cancers, such as those of the lung and pancreas, are still devastating in the absence of therapeutic options. In the early 90s, TRAIL (Tumor Necrosis Factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand), a cytokine belonging to the TNF superfamily, attracted major interest in oncology owing to its selective anti-tumor properties...
May 11, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443462/biib021-a-novel-inhibitor-to-heat-shock-protein-90-addicted-oncology
#11
Liang Yan, Weiming Zhang, Beibei Zhang, Chao Xuan, Daogang Wang
Heat shock protein 90 is induced in response to the cell stress. Its overexpression has been reported in many cancers with poor prognosis. It acts as a chaperone to the client proteins, especially the activated oncoproteins in malignancies to protect them from degradation. Heat shock protein 90 inhibition represented anti-cancer effects in many studies. Previous natural product-based compounds are limited by their association with target toxicities. BIIB021 is an orally available, fully synthetic novel small-molecule heat shock protein 90 inhibitor that has shown strong antitumor activities in a large number of preclinical models and is now under clinical investigation...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409889/mobilization-patterns-of-children-on-a-hematology-oncology-inpatient-ward
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Krista Johnston, Robin Deliva, Cathy Evans
BACKGROUND: Children being treated for cancer are admitted to the hospital for treatment of their disease or complications of therapy. Periods of bed rest during hospitalization can cause impairments detrimental to children with cancer who endure many side effects of therapy. Little is known about how these children mobilize while admitted to the hospital. The purpose of this study was to examine how children admitted to a hematology/oncology ward are mobilizing and analyze factors associated with delayed or infrequent mobility...
April 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392124/surgical-pathological-findings-in-type-1-and-2-endometrial-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study-on-gog-210-protocol
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William T Creasman, Shamshad Ali, David G Mutch, Richard J Zaino, Matthew A Powell, Robert S Mannel, Floor J Backes, Paul A DiSilvestro, Peter A Argenta, Michael L Pearl, Shashikant B Lele, Saketh R Guntupalli, Steven Waggoner, Nick Spirtos, John F Boggess, Robert P Edwards, Virginia L Filiaci, David S Miller
OBJECTIVE: To report clinical and pathologic relationships with disease spread in endometrial cancer patients. METHODS: Surgical candidates with uterine cancer (adenocarcinoma or carcinosarcoma) who were eligible to participate in a surgical pathological study to create a clinically annotated tissue biorepository to support translational and clinical research studies. All patients were to undergo a hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and bilateral pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy...
April 6, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381377/current-technical-aspects-of-oncological-hepatic-surgery
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Ahmed I Salem, Emily R Winslow
BACKGROUND: With the recent advances in oncological hepatic surgery, major liver resections became more widely utilized procedures. The era of modern hepatic surgery witnessed improvements in patients care in preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative aspects. This significantly improved surgical outcomes regarding morbidity and mortality. This review article focuses on the recent advances in oncological hepatic surgery. DATA SOURCES: This review includes only data from peer-reviewed articles and journals...
April 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366726/cancer-combination-therapies-with-artemisinin-type-drugs
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REVIEW
Thomas Efferth
Artemisia annua L. is a Chinese medicinal plant, which is used throughout Asia and Africa as tea or press juice to treat malaria. The bioactivity of its chemical constituent, artemisinin is, however, much broader. We and others found that artemisinin and its derivatives also exert profound activity against tumor cells in vitro and in vivo. Should artemisinin-type drugs be applied routinely in clinical oncology in the future, then it should probably be as part of combination therapy regimens rather than as monotherapy...
March 31, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333228/efficacy-of-ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation-for-fertility-preservation-lessons-learned-from-545-cases
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P Jadoul, A Guilmain, J Squifflet, M Luyckx, R Votino, C Wyns, M M Dolmans
STUDY QUESTION: How effective is ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC)? SUMMARY ANSWER: In our cohort of patients who underwent OTC, premature ovarian failure (POF) rates, return rates and pregnancy rates after autotransplantation were 31.5, 4.4 and 33%, respectively. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: OTC for fertility purposes has been performed for >20 years now. With over 86 live births reported worldwide and success rates of ~30% after autotransplantation of frozen-thawed ovarian cortex, the procedure should no longer be considered experimental...
May 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318556/natural-killer-cells-in-placentation-and-cancer-implications-for-hypertension-during-pregnancy
#17
Heather Yvonne Small, Denise C Cornelius, Tomasz J Guzik, Christian Delles
Hypertension during pregnancy is the most common medical condition encountered during gestation. Despite this, knowledge of the mechanisms that underlie the disease and the development of new therapies are limited. Hypertension during pregnancy and some forms of cancer confer an increased risk to the development of cardiovascular disease later in life; one mechanism which may link these conditions is the involvement of natural killer (NK) cells. Whilst immunology and immunotherapy are well-developed areas in oncology; the complex mechanisms of the immune system in health and disease at the maternal-fetal interface are less well-defined...
March 7, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317221/psychological-and-clinical-correlates-of-posttraumatic-growth-in-cancer-a-systematic-and-critical-review
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REVIEW
Anna Casellas-Grau, Cristian Ochoa, Chiara Ruini
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to describe major findings on posttraumatic growth (PTG) in cancer, by analyzing its various definitions, assessment tools, and examining its main psychological and clinical correlates. METHODS: A search in relevant databases (PsycINFO, Pubmed, ProQuest, Scopus, and Web of Science) was performed using descriptors related to the positive reactions in cancer. Articles were screened by title, abstract, and full text. RESULTS: Seventy-two met the inclusion criteria...
March 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315827/contemporary-management-of-low-grade-glioma-a-paradigm-shift-in-neuro-oncology
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REVIEW
Caroline Hayhurst
Supratentorial diffuse intrinsic low-grade gliomas represent a distinct but heterogenous group of tumours, with the propensity to grow and to differentiate into malignant tumours. They have been historically viewed in the 'benign' spectrum of intrinsic brain tumours, so a watch-and-wait policy was often adopted. With recent advances in our understanding of the natural history of these tumours, combined with advances in surgical technique, an aggressive approach is now recommended. Increasing quality evidence of the impact of tumour resection and multicentre trials of adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy have led to a new algorithm for low-grade glioma management...
March 18, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315206/otorhinolaryngological-toxicities-of-new-drugs-in-oncology
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REVIEW
Dana M Hartl, Daphné Morel, Erika Saavedra, Christophe Massard, Alessandra Rinaldo, Nabil F Saba, Alfio Ferlito, Jean-Charles Soria
Many new or relatively new cancer drugs-personalized anticancer agents-have been approved for use in various clinical settings in oncology or are still under evaluation in clinical trials. Targeted therapies as well as new immune checkpoint blockers have toxicity profiles that differ from conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy, and many can cause adverse effects that affect the mouth and pharynx, the nasal cavities, and the larynx. This review aims to provide an overview of current knowledge concerning these side effects and contemporary management...
March 17, 2017: Advances in Therapy
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