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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890435/pain-control-in-thoracic-oncology
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Christine Peeters-Asdourian, Gilbert Massard, Paragi H Rana, Paul Van Houtte, Andrew P White, Bogdan Grigoriu, Dominique Lossignol, Mohammed Almalki, Jean Alexiou, Jean-Luc Engelholm, Jean-Paul Sculier
This review of pain management in lung cancer is based on the presentation of four cases of thoracic oncology patients with pain at various stages of their disease. The approach will be multidisciplinary, involving a thoracic oncologist, radiologist, thoracic and orthopaedic spine surgeon, radiation therapist, pain medicine specialist, and palliative care specialist. This multispecialty approach to the management of different painful presentations in thoracic oncology will demonstrate the complexity of each case and the improved patient outcomes which result from the involvement of different disciplines working in concert...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890092/-clinical-research-for-rectal-carcinoma-state-of-the-art-and-objectives
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P Maingon, J-M Simon, C-H Canova, I Troussier, N Besson, É Caillot, F Huguet
The treatment of rectal carcinoma is based on multidisciplinary strategy and multimodal approaches including gastrointestinal tract specialists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgery. The different objectives should be declined according to the characteristics of the tumours. The aim of the therapist would be to select the best strategy offering to the patient to be cured with as less as possible late adverse toxicity. The challenge of the treatment of small tumours is to maintain a functional anal sphincter while minimizing the risk of local recurrence...
September 7, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884363/surgical-considerations-when-reporting-mri-studies-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-of-the-limbs
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REVIEW
Marcela De La Hoz Polo, Elizabeth Dick, Rej Bhumbra, Rob Pollock, Ranbir Sandhu, Asif Saifuddin
Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are rare tumours that require prompt diagnosis and treatment at a specialist centre. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the modality of choice for identification, characterisation, biopsy planning and staging of soft tissue masses. MRI enables both the operating surgeon and patient to be optimally prepared prior to surgery for the likelihood of margin-negative resection and to anticipate possible sacrifice of adjacent structures and consequent loss of function. The aim of this review is to aid the radiologist in performing and reporting MRI studies of soft tissue sarcomas, with particular reference to the requirements of the surgical oncologist...
September 7, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867324/surgical-management-and-outcomes-of-intracranial-chondromas-a-single-center-case-series-of-66-patients
#4
Jian-Cong Weng, Da Li, Huan Li, Jun-Peng Ma, Kai-Bing Tian, Liang Wang, Li-Wei Zhang, Zhen Wu, Jun-Ting Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Management of intracranial chondromas (ICDs) is difficult. This study aims to propose a tailored management strategy based on our management of ICDs. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed in 66 patients who received surgical operations at our institute. Clinical charts and radiographs were reviewed, follow-up was performed, and adverse factors for progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were evaluated. RESULTS: The pre- and postoperative KPS was 81...
August 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861742/current-situation-in-gynecological-oncology-training-in-spain-where-we-are-and-where-we-want-to-go
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P Padilla-Iserte, L Minig, I Zapardiel, L Chiva, R Laky, J de Santiago
BACKGROUND: It is important to know what a young gynecologic oncologist perceives as a need to achieve a good training in gynecologic oncology. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the level of training in gynecologic oncology in Spain. METHODS: A Web-based anonymous questionnaire was sent via e-mail to Spanish trainees listed in European Network of Young Gynecological Oncology (ENYGO). The survey was developed in four sections: (1) general training in gynecologic oncology, (2) distribution of current clinical activity, (3) surgical training, and (4) perspective future gynecologic oncology...
August 31, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858535/implementation-of-surgeon-initiated-gene-expression-profile-testing-onco-type-dx-among-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-to-reduce-delays-in-chemotherapy-initiation
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Katya Losk, Rachel A Freedman, Nancy U Lin, Mehra Golshan, Stephen M Pochebit, Susan C Lester, Kelsey Natsuhara, Kristen Camuso, Tari R King, Craig A Bunnell
PURPOSE: Delays to adjuvant chemotherapy initiation in breast cancer may adversely affect clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. We previously identified an association between genomic testing (Onco type DX) and delayed chemotherapy initiation. We sought to reduce the interval between surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy initiation by developing standardized criteria and workflows for Onco type DX testing. METHODS: Criteria for surgeon-initiated reflex Onco type DX testing, workflows for communication between surgeons and medical oncologists, and a streamlined process for receiving and processing Onco type DX requests in pathology were established by multidisciplinary consensus...
September 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837055/intraoperative-molecular-imaging-the-surgical-oncologist-s-north-star
#7
Jarrod D Predina, David Fedor, Andrew D Newton, Leilei Xia, John Y K Lee, Thomas Guzzo, Jeffrey Drebin, Sunil Singhal
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April 6, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829499/multimodal-oncological-approach-in-patients-affected-by-recurrent-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-liver-transplantation
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G P Guerrini, M Berretta, G Tarantino, P Magistri, A Pecchi, R Ballarin, F Di Benedetto
OBJECTIVE: Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) represents the fifth most common malignancy and the third cancer-related cause of death worldwide. Liver transplantation (LT) is an excellent treatment for patients with small HCC associated with cirrhosis. The purpose of this review is to investigate the possible strategies for the treatment of HCC recurrence after LT based on current clinical evidence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed independently by two of the authors using PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus and the Cochrane Library Central...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828922/preoperative-counseling-in-salvage-total-laryngectomy-content-analysis-of-electronic-medical-records
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Nikhila Raol, Elizabeth Lilley, Zara Cooper, Jayme Dowdall, Megan A Morris
Objective To study preoperative counseling in patients undergoing salvage total laryngectomy (STL). Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care academic hospital. Subjects and Methods We reviewed charts of patients ≥18 years undergoing STL between 2005 and 2015. Fifty-eight patients were identified. Notes written within 2 months prior to surgery by head and neck surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and nurse practitioners were extracted and coded into 4 categories...
August 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821472/surgical-findings-and-outcomes-in-premenopausal-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-oophorectomy-a-multicenter-review-from-the-fellows-pelvic-research-network
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Lara F B Harvey, Vandana G Abramson, Jimena Alvarez, Christopher Destephano, Hye-Chun Hur, Katherine Lee, Patricia Mattingly, Beau Park, Carolyn Piszczek, Farinaz Seifi, Mallory Stuparich, Amanda Yunker
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Since publication of the Suppression of Ovarian Function Trial (SOFT) data, some women with premenopausal breast cancer have been recommended to undergo bilateral oophorectomy to facilitate breast cancer treatment with aromatase inhibitors. These women may be at higher risk of occult abdominal pathology than the general population. Our objective is to describe the procedures performed, intra-abdominal findings, and surgical pathology of this population. DESIGN: Multi-center retrospective chart review...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819089/follow-up-practices-of-surgeons-and-medical-oncologists-in-australia-and-new-zealand-following-resection-of-esophagogastric-cancers
#11
Tim Chew, Tim Bright, Timothy J Price, David I Watson, Peter G Devitt
PURPOSE: Follow-up practices for patients who have undergone surgical resection of esophagogastric malignancies are variable and poorly documented. To better understand practice, a questionnaire was used to survey surgeons and medical oncologists to determine whether any consensus exists. METHODS: An opt-in online questionnaire was sent to esophagogastric surgeons and medical oncologists via the membership lists for the Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA), the Australian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Groups (AGITG), and the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA)...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795902/rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-breast-report-of-a-rare-malignancy
#12
Yufen Yuan, Junna Hou, Yunbao Pan
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is an uncommon type of soft-tissue malignancy which mainly influences children. RMS rarely occurs in breast and little of the clinical behavior and treatment strategies were reported. Here, we describe a case of adult female patient with breast RMS. A 34-years-old Chinese woman visited to our hospital complaining palpable mass in her left breast. Seven months ago, the patient was diagnosed as lymphocytic mastitis and received surgical excision in the left breast. Five months later, she noticed a palpable mass again in the left breast...
August 10, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795284/dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans
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REVIEW
Alvaro E Acosta, Catalina Santa Vélez
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a slow growing tumor with a very low metastatic potential but with significant subclinical extension and great capacity for local destruction. Thus, the first surgeon approached with such challenging tumor must attempt to cure the patient with a method that spares healthy tissue and ensures an optimal oncological, functional, and esthetic result. The treatment of DFSP often requires a multidisciplinary approach. Depending on location, dermatologic surgeons, surgical oncologists, head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, and occasionally medical oncologists may be involved with the management...
August 10, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762113/implications-of-breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-bia-alcl-for-breast-cancer-reconstruction-an-update-for-surgical-oncologists
#14
Anne C O'Neill, Toni Zhong, Stefan O P Hofer
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare disease that has been diagnosed in an extremely small proportion of women with breast implants. The pathogenesis of this disease is currently poorly understood, but it appears to be related to textured implants. Recent high-profile media coverage of this rare clinical entity is likely to cause considerable anxiety for breast cancer patients who have undergone alloplastic breast reconstruction. The purpose of this review is to provide surgical oncologists with an evidence-based overview of the incidence, diagnosis, and management of BIA-ALCL with a particular emphasis on breast reconstruction cases...
July 31, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753879/robot-assisted-versus-open-radical-cystectomy-in-patients-receiving-perioperative-chemotherapy-for-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-the-oncologist-s-perspective-from-a-multicentre-study
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Andrea Necchi, Gregory R Pond, Marc C Smaldone, Sumanta K Pal, Kevin Chan, Yu-Ning Wong, Rosalia Viterbo, Guru Sonpavde, Lauren C Harshman, Simon Crabb, Ajjai Alva, Simon Chowdhury, Ugo De Giorgi, Sandy Srinivas, Neeraj Agarwal, Aristotelis Bamias, Jack Baniel, Ali-Reza Golshayan, Sylvain Ladoire, Cora N Sternberg, Linda Cerbone, Evan Y Yu, Joaquim Bellmunt, Ulka Vaishampayan, Gunter Niegisch, Syed Hussain, Daniel W Bowles, Rafael Morales-Barrera, Matthew I Milowsky, Christine Theodore, Dominik R Berthold, Srikala S Sridhar, Thomas Powles, Jonathan E Rosenberg, Matthew D Galsky
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the outcomes of robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) compared to open radical cystectomy (ORC) combined with perioperative chemotherapy for muscle-invasive urothelial bladder cancer (UBC). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate surgical and oncological outcomes for RARC and ORC in multimodal treatment. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Data from 28 centres were collected for cystectomies performed between January 2000 and July 2013...
March 31, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740451/mri-reduces-variation-of-contouring-for-boost-clinical-target-volume-in-breast-cancer-patients-without-surgical-clips-in-the-tumour-bed
#16
Noora Al-Hammadi, Palmira Caparrotti, Saju Divakar, Mohamed Riyas, Suparna Halsnad Chandramouli, Rabih Hammoud, Jillian Hayes, Maeve Mc Garry, Satheesh Prasad Paloor, Primoz Petric
BACKGROUND: Omitting the placement of clips inside tumour bed during breast cancer surgery poses a challenge for delineation of lumpectomy cavity clinical target volume (CTVLC). We aimed to quantify inter-observer variation and accuracy for CT- and MRI-based segmentation of CTVLC in patients without clips. PATIENTS AND METHODS: CT- and MRI-simulator images of 12 breast cancer patients, treated by breast conserving surgery and radiotherapy, were included in this study...
June 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740431/what-we-know-about-surgical-therapy-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-guide-for-the-medical-oncologist
#17
REVIEW
Sassine Ghanem, Sandy El Bitar, Sami Hossri, Chanudi Weerasinghe, Jean Paul Atallah
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death in cancer patients. The gold standard for the treatment of early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer is lobectomy with mediastinal lymph-node dissection or systematic lymph-node sampling. The evidence behind this recommendation is based on the sole randomized controlled trial conducted to date, done by the Lung Cancer Study Group and published in 1995, which found a superiority for lobectomy over sublobar resection with regard to local recurrence rate and improved survival...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736930/technical-note-mobile-accelerator-guidance-using-an-optical-tracker-during-docking-in-ioert-procedures
#18
Eugenio Marinetto, Juan González Victores, Mónica García-Sevilla, Mercedes Muñoz, Felipe Ángel Calvo, Carlos Balaguer, Manuel Desco, Javier Pascau
PURPOSE: Intraoperative electron radiation therapy (IOERT) involves the delivery of a high radiation dose during tumor resection in a shorter time than other radiation techniques, thus improving local control of tumors. However, a linear accelerator device is needed to produce the beam safely. Mobile linear accelerators have been designed as dedicated units that can be moved into the operating room and deliver radiation in situ. Correct and safe dose delivery is a key concern when using mobile accelerators...
July 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731946/treatment-minimization-in-older-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
#19
Tara M Hansen, Richard C Zellars
The management of early-stage breast cancer in older patients is complex and requires a careful balance of the risk of cancer death with the competing risks of comorbidities and treatment-related toxicity in women with largely favorable disease. As the US population continues to age, oncologists will increasingly encounter this clinical challenge. Several strategies involving each core component of breast cancer therapy have been investigated to minimize treatment in these patients while still maintaining acceptable outcomes...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729098/a-multicentre-retrospective-review-of-clinical-characteristics-of-uterine-sarcoma
#20
Marta Wais, Elissa Tepperman, Marcus Q Bernardini, Lilian T Gien, Waldo Jimenez, Ally Murji
OBJECTIVE: Professional societies have recently urged gynaecologists to counsel patients about the risks of encountering uterine sarcoma at fibroid surgery especially when morcellation is used. Our objective was to learn the preoperative and postoperative characteristics of patients with uterine sarcoma to better counsel patients undergoing surgery for presumably benign fibroids. METHODS: This is a multicentre, retrospective cohort study. Three academic tertiary cancer centres in Southern Ontario over a 13-year period (2001-2014)...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
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