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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231425/practice-patterns-regarding-multidisciplinary-cancer-management-and-suggestions-for-further-refinement-results-from-a-national-survey-in-korea
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Yun-Gyoo Lee, Sukjoong Oh, Heejin Kimm, Dong-Hoe Koo, Do Yeun Kim, Bong-Seog Kim, Seung-Sei Lee
Purpose: This study was conducted to explore the process and operation of a cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) after the reimbursement decision in Korea, and to identify ways to overcome the major barriers to effective and sustainable MDTs. Materials and Methods: Approximately 1000 cancer specialists, including medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists in general hospitals in Korea were invited to complete the survey...
February 22, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223669/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hboc-syndrome-by-a-breast-surgical-oncologist
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Kumiko Kida, Michiko Murai, Hideko Yamauchi
Of all breast cancer cases, 5-10% occur because of inherited germline mutation. For hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC)syndrome, congenital knowledge and strategies for breast cancer treatment and risk reduction are necessary. Regarding the surgical procedure for the cancer site, the ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence rate following breast-conserving surgery in breast cancers with BRCA1/2 mutation is not significantly higher than that in sporadic breast cancers. In addition, prognosis did not differ according to surgical methods...
February 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209748/the-use-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-for-the-prevention-and-management-of-osteoradionecrosis-of-the-jaw-a-dana-farber-brigham-and-women-s-cancer-center-multidisciplinary-guideline
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REVIEW
Ahmed Sultan, Glenn J Hanna, Danielle N Margalit, Nicole Chau, Laura A Goguen, Francisco M Marty, Guilherme Rabinowits, Jonathan D Schoenfeld, Stephen T Sonis, Tom Thomas, Roy B Tishler, Nathaniel S Treister, Alessandro Villa, Sook-Bin Woo, Robert Haddad, Hani Mawardi
BACKGROUND: Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw (ORN) is an infrequent yet potentially devastating complication of radiation therapy to the head and neck region. Treatment options include antimicrobial therapy, local sequestrectomy, resection, and the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO). Published data on ORN are difficult to compare because of the lack of a universally accepted classification and staging system, and the literature on the use of HBO to either prevent or successfully manage ORN is controversial and inconclusive...
February 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209051/melanoma-in-the-elderly
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Ausilia M Manganoni, Laura Pizzatti, Laura Pavoni, Francesca Consoli, Enrico Damiani, Giorgio Manca, Giulio Gualdi, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton
BACKGROUND: Among older patients, melanoma in general presents biological features related to a more aggressive biology, such as more locally advanced tumor. Management of melanoma in elderly may be difficult, mainly due to comorbidities. We report the experience of the Melanoma Unit of University Hospital ASST Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy. METHODS: Study subjects were drawn from 3444 patients with histological confirmed melanoma. Data were extracted from electronic database of the Melanoma Unit of University Hospital ASST Spedali Civili of Brescia, Italy...
February 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198176/what-is-changing-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-after-multidisciplinary-approach-a-comprehensive-literature-s-review
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Belinda De Simone, Luca Ansaloni, Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Maria A Pantaleo, Maristella Saponara, Margherita Nannini, Harishine K Abongwa, Josephine A Napoli, Fausto Catena
INTRODUCTION: GIST represent the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract Surgery is the only curative treatment for GIST. The aim of our review is to highlight the changes in the surgical treatment of GIST after the introduction of TKI therapy in a multimodality management ( neo-adiuvant or adiuvant setting). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We carried out a review of the recent literature about surgical treatment of GIST according to its anatomical location and size according to PRISMA STATEMENT to systematic review...
February 14, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191801/evaluation-of-clinicopathological-findings-on-255-cases-of-inoperable-locally-advanced-breast-carcinoma-a-tertiary-care-experience
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Shah Naveed, Hasina Quari, Ghanish Panjawani, Ankit Shah, B B Panday
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the Indian female population. LABC and metastatic breast cancer are the most common stages at presentation in most low-resource countries. Although the incidence of LABC has decreased significantly in countries with enhanced resources thanks to widespread education and screening programs, it remains a daily encounter for surgeons and oncologists in low-resource countries. Neoadjuvant therapy has been studied widely for the treatment of LABC and is followed by locoregional therapy...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187096/a-call-for-new-communication-channels-for-gynecological-oncology-trainees-a-survey-on-social-media-use-and-educational-needs-by-the-european-network-of-young-gynecological-oncologists
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Kamil Zalewski, Kristina Lindemann, Michael J Halaska, Ignacio Zapardiel, Rene Laky, Elisabeth Chereau, David Lindquist, Stephan Polterauer, Vladislav Sukhin, Polat Dursun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess patterns in the use of social media (SM) platforms and to identify the training needs among European gynecologic oncology trainees. METHODS: In 2014, a web-based survey was sent to 633 trainees from the European Network of Young Gynaecological Oncologists (ENYGO) database. The 14-item questionnaire (partially using a 1- to 5-point Likert scale) assessed respondents' use of SM and preference for workshop content and organization...
March 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185687/circulating-tumor-cells-and-circulating-tumor-dna-what-surgical-oncologists-need-to-know
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REVIEW
L Cabel, C Proudhon, P Mariani, D Tzanis, G Beinse, I Bieche, J-Y Pierga, F-C Bidard
As a result of recent progress in detection techniques, circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and circulating tumor cells (CTC) can now be accurately detected in the blood of most cancer patients. While these new biomarkers can provide a better understanding of key biological mechanisms underlying cancer growth and dissemination, they also open up a wide range of possible clinical applications in medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology. In this review, we summarize the results obtained with ctDNA and CTC together with their potential future clinical applications in the field of surgical oncology, with particular focus on the perioperative setting of various types of cancer...
January 29, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185647/supratotal-resection-of-diffuse-gliomas%C3%A2-%C3%A2-an-overview-of-its-multifaceted-implications
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REVIEW
Y N Yordanova, H Duffau
Successful management of diffuse low-grade and high-grade gliomas in adults is a challenge for neuro-oncologists. Indeed, due to their highly infiltrative feature, these diseases remain incurable despite therapeutic advances. Nevertheless, the elaboration of individualized therapeutic strategies has led to an improvement of both overall survival and quality of life. In particular, the impact of surgical resection on diffuse glioma survival has been extensively demonstrated. However, this impact is significant only when the resection is total (i...
February 6, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185295/irreversible-electroporation-for-the-ablation-of-pancreatic-malignancies-a-patient-specific-methodology
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Eduardo L Latouche, Michael B Sano, Melvin F Lorenzo, Rafael V Davalos, Robert C G Martin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) is a focal ablation technique highly attractive to surgical oncologists due to its non-thermal nature that allows for eradication of unresectable tumors in a minimally invasive procedure. In this study, our group sought to address the challenge of predicting the ablation volume with IRE for pancreatic procedures. METHODS: In compliance with HIPAA and hospital IRB approval, we established a pre-treatment planning methodology for IRE procedures in pancreas, which optimized treatment protocols for individual cases of locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167568/pathologic-complete-response-with-neoadjuvant-doxorubicin-and-cyclophosphamide-followed-by-paclitaxel-with-trastuzumab-and-pertuzumab-in-patients-with-her2-positive-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-single-center-experience
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Jasmeet C Singh, Anita Mamtani, Andrea Barrio, Monica Morrow, Steven Sugarman, Lee W Jones, Anthony F Yu, Daniel Argolo, Lilian M Smyth, Shanu Modi, Sarah Schweber, Camilla Boafo, Sujata Patil, Larry Norton, Jose Baselga, Clifford A Hudis, Chau Dang
OBJECTIVES: Trastuzumab (H) and pertuzumab (P) with standard chemotherapy is approved for use in the neoadjuvant setting for human epidermal growth receptor 2 -positive patients. A retrospective analysis was performed of patients treated with dose-dense (dd) doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (AC) followed by paclitaxel (T), trastuzumab, and pertuzumab (THP) in the neoadjuvant setting. Here, the pathologic complete response (pCR) rates are reported. METHODS: An electronic medical record review was conducted of patients treated with HP-based therapy in the neoadjuvant setting from September 1, 2013, to March 1, 2015...
February 6, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160998/overview-of-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancy-management
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REVIEW
Peter F Svider, Michael Setzen, Soly Baredes, James K Liu, Jean Anderson Eloy
Significant technological advances have fostered a movement toward minimally invasive surgical interventions for the management of ventral skull base malignancies. The care of patients with these lesions ideally involves an interdisciplinary skull base team that includes otolaryngologists, neurologic surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists. This overview describes considerations essential for diagnosis, prognosis, and preoperative evaluation. Furthermore, surgical nuances, strategies for skull base reconstruction, and nonsurgical options are briefly discussed...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156649/critical-conversations-in-gynecologic-oncology-pilot-study-of-communication-skills-training-for-fellows-and-advanced-practice-providers
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Kerri S Bevis, Elise Carey, Robert Arnold, Lisa Podgurski
: 29 Background: Good communication is crucial to good patient care. Gynecologic oncology providers often face challenging communication scenarios, including giving serious news and discussing goals of care. Communication skills training (CST) has been shown to improve skill acquisition among providers of multiple specialties, but it has not been described in providers from gynecologic oncology or any surgical oncology specialty. METHODS: We conducted a two-day CST workshop, based on the VitalTalk© model, with four faculty members (2 gynecologic oncologists and 2 palliative care physicians) and 10 gynecologic oncology provider participants (5 fellows and 5 advanced practice providers)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156623/a-quality-improvement-approach-to-oncologist-referrals-for-hospice-care
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: 45 Background: Cancer patients frequently experience short lengths of service in home hospice care. METHODS: The Oncology Clinical Guidance Council, composed of medical, surgical, gynecological and radiation oncologists sets standards of care for the OhioHealth system serving central Ohio. The Council was polled for consensus on how long a cancer patient should be enrolled in hospice care. Then, median length of stay of patients referred by 18 medical oncologists from their offices to OhioHealth hospice for calendar year 2014 were obtained...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156514/multidisciplinary-tumor-board-for-improvement-of-oncology-collaboration-in-advanced-cancer-patients
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Amish Doshi, Cardinale B Smith, Bethann Scarborough, Stelian Serban, Jeffrey Ciccone, Kavita Vyas Dharmarajan
: 175 Background: The Palliative and Supportive Oncology Tumor Board was developed in 2015 to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and management of patients with complex or refractory symptoms from advanced cancer. The board meets monthly and consists of medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, pain management, palliative care specialists, residents, and fellows. Here, we assess the impact of the tumor board on the care of these patients...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152889/characterization-of-unplanned-30-day-medical-oncology-readmissions-after-discharge-at-an-academic-medical-center-with-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Justin Eusebio, Nie Bohlen, Margaret Ruddy, David P Ryan
: 269 Background: Hospital readmission rate is increasingly suggested as a quality care metric. Currently there are no standard criteria for an avoidable readmission in oncology. Although patients with cancer have been identified as being at increased risk of readmission, there has been little to examine the reasons for the oncology patient readmission. The aim was to examine the profiles of patients with an unplanned readmission within 30 days after discharge by an oncology provider and to measure the unplanned 30-day readmission rate...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152863/breast-oncology-precision-medicine-genomic-testing-and-treatment-at-the-population-level
#17
Yun Li, Allison W Kurian, Steven J Katz
: 288 Background: The 21-gene assay used to estimate breast cancer recurrence and tailor chemotherapy (chemo) receipt has demonstrated predictive validity and clinical utility. Yet it is unclear how involved patients are in the decision to perform the test, or how oncologists use results to recommend systemic chemo. We examined the patient experience with assay testing, physician recommendations, and chemo receipt based on test results. METHODS: The iCanCare study surveyed a weighted random sample of newly diagnosed patients with early-stage breast cancer who were treated in 2013-14, identified through the population-based SEER registries of Los Angeles and Georgia about 3 months after surgical treatment, and merged with SEER data (N=2632, RR=70%)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152811/successful-completion-of-egfr-alk-testing-in-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-non-sq-nsclc-with-the-implementation-of-reflex-testing-rt-by-pathologists
#18
Zoe Winterton-Perks, Simon Raphael, Susanna Y Cheng, Sunil Verma, Ryan Freedman, Nevkeet Toor, Joseph Perera, Matthew Anaka, Charles Victor, Parneet Kaur Cheema
: 93 Background: EGFR mutation and ALK rearrangement testing is standard in the management of advanced non-sq NSCLC patients (pts). Previously at our centre, EGFR/ALK biomarker testing was requested by medical oncologists (MO). In June 2013 we implemented biomarker RT, defined as pathologists requesting EGFR/ALK at time of diagnosis of non sq-NSCLC irrespective of stage. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that if pathologists requested biomarker testing, appropriate tissue would be preserved and selected for testing, which would improve success rates of biomarker testing...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152795/integrated-post-surgical-colon-cancer-care-planning-at-the-rutgers-cancer-institute-of-new-jersey-and-robert-wood-johnson-university-hospital
#19
Kristen Donohue, Sondra Patella, Viktor Y Dombrovskiy, Rebecca Anne Moss, Nell Maloney Patel
: 75 Background: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States each year. The use of adjuvant chemotherapy after surgical resection of colon cancer has been associated with a survival benefit. Timely initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy has been shown to have an effect on overall and disease-free survival. There is no integrated post-surgical colon cancer care planning for patients who have surgery at our institution. Poor understanding on the part of patients and ancillary providers regarding appropriate follow up may cause delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy initiation...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152698/assessing-patient-experience-in-an-outpatient-multidisciplinary-clinic-setting
#20
Scott Hartman
: 224 Background: Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), a national network of five hospitals, implemented a new survey instrument and methodology to gather patient experience data in the outpatient setting. While borrowing many questions from its vendors' client base, the network also added questions considered pivotal to understanding the critical dimensions of care deemed most relevant to the oncology patient. Surveying includes 100% of all patients first contacted via the U.S...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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