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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079816/a-comparison-study-between-gross-tumor-volumes-defined-by-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-postoperative-specimens-and-tumor-bed-for-radiotherapy-after-breast-conserving-surgery
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Aiping Zhang, Jianbin Li, Wei Wang, Yongsheng Wang, Dianbin Mu, Zhaoqiu Chen, Qian Shao, Fengxiang Li
BACKGROUND: The identification and contouring of target volume is important for breast-conserving therapy. The aim of the study was to compare preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), postoperative pathology, excised specimens' (ES) size, and tumor bed (TB) delineation as methods for determining the gross tumor volume (GTV) for radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery (BCS). METHODS: Thirty-three patients with breast cancer who underwent preoperative MRI and radiotherapy after BCS were enrolled...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062019/care-delivery-patterns-processes-and-outcomes-for-primary-ovarian-cancer-surgery-a-population-based-review-using-a-national-administrative-database
#2
Saad Shakeel, Laurie Elit, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Laura Schneider, Christian Finley
OBJECTIVES: In this pan-Canadian study, we sought to elucidate the current state of surgical care for primary ovarian cancers and factors influencing selected short-term outcomes; these were in-hospital mortality (IHM), major complications (MCs), failure-to-rescue (FTR), and hospital length of stay (LOS). METHODS: We created a population cohort using inpatient admission records from the Canadian Institute of Health Information data set (2004-2012). Multilevel logistic regression and flexible parametric survival analyses, adjusted for hospital clustering effect, were conducted to determine the effect of patient-specific factors (i...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054525/questionnaire-survey-to-assess-the-pattern-and-characteristics-of-cell-phone-usage-among-indian-oncologists
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Anusheel Munshi, Debanarayan Dutta, Pramod Tike, Jai Prakash Agarwal
PURPOSE: Obtain baseline data of cell-phone usage in the medical (MO), surgical (SO) and radiation (RO) oncology community practicing in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Indigenously prepared cell-phone usage related questionnaire was used in the present study after approval by the Institutional Ethics/Scientific Committees. The questionnaire had 41 items and was made to assess the cell-phone usage parameters, utility in clinical practice, awareness, and to compare parameters between oncology specialties...
July 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050139/report-from-the-17th-annual-western-canadian-gastrointestinal-cancer-consensus-conference-edmonton-alberta-11-12-september-2015
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K E Mulder, S Ahmed, J D Davies, C M Doll, S Dowden, S Gill, V Gordon, P Hebbard, H Lim, A McFadden, J P McGhie, J Park, R Wong
The 17th annual Western Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference (wcgccc) was held in Edmonton, Alberta, 11-12 September 2015. The wcgccc is an interactive multidisciplinary conference attended by health care professionals from across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) who are involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists; pathologists; radiologists; and allied health care professionals participated in presentation and discussion sessions for the purposes of developing the recommendations presented here...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049492/current-status-and-perspectives-of-interventional-clinical-trials-for-glioblastoma-analysis-of-clinicaltrials-gov
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REVIEW
Nikola Cihoric, Alexandros Tsikkinis, Giuseppe Minniti, Frank J Lagerwaard, Ulrich Herrlinger, Etienne Mathier, Ivan Soldatovic, Branislav Jeremic, Pirus Ghadjar, Olgun Elicin, Kristina Lössl, Daniel M Aebersold, Claus Belka, Evelyn Herrmann, Maximilian Niyazi
The records of 208.777 (100%) clinical trials registered at ClinicalTrials.gov were downloaded on the 19th of February 2016. Phase II and III trials including patients with glioblastoma were selected for further classification and analysis. Based on the disease settings, trials were classified into three groups: newly diagnosed glioblastoma, recurrent disease and trials with no differentiation according to disease setting. Furthermore, we categorized trials according to the experimental interventions, the primary sponsor, the source of financial support and trial design elements...
January 3, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047547/su-f-t-647-linac-based-stereotactic-radiosurgery-srs-in-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-detailed-description-of-srs-procedural-technique-and-reported-clinical-outcomes
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D Pokhrel, S Sood, R Badkul, H Jiang, T Stepp, P Camarata, F Wang
PURPOSE: SRS is an effective non-invasive alternative treatment modality with minimal-toxicity used to treat patients with medically/surgically refractory trigeminal neuralgia root(TNR) or those who may not tolerate surgical intervention. We present our linac-based SRS procedure for TNR treatment and simultaneously report our clinical outcomes. METHODS: Twenty-eight TNR-patients treated with frame-based SRS at our institution (2009-2015) with a single-fraction point-dose of 60-80Gy to TNR were included in this IRB-approved study...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034651/patient-surgeon-and-hospital-disparities-associated-with-benign-hysterectomy-approach-and-perioperative-complications
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Ambar Mehta, Tim Xu, Susan Hutfless, Martin A Makary, Abdulrahman K Sinno, Edward J Tanner, Rebecca L Stone, Karen Wang, Amanda N Fader
BACKGROUND: Hysterectomy is among the most common major surgical procedures performed in women. Approximately 450,000 hysterectomy procedures are performed each year in the United States for benign indications. However, little is known regarding contemporary U.S. hysterectomy trends for women with benign disease with respect to operative technique and perioperative complications, and the association between these two factors with patient, surgeon, and hospital characteristics. OBJECTIVES: To describe contemporary hysterectomy trends and explore associations between patient, surgeon, and hospital characteristics with surgical approach and perioperative complications...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030863/real-world-clinical-practice-of-intensified-chemotherapies-for-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-results-from-a-pan-european-questionnaire-study
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Nha Le, Alessio Vinci, Marvin Schober, Sebastian Krug, Muhammad A Javed, Thomas Kohlmann, Malin Sund, Albrecht Neesse, Georg Beyer
INTRODUCTION: Recently, FOLFIRINOX and gemcitabine + nab-paclitaxel have been introduced as a novel intensified chemotherapy regimen for patients with metastasized pancreatic cancer. This study aims to analyze the real-world clinical practice with FOLFIRINOX and gemcitabine + nab-paclitaxel across Europe. METHODS: Invitations to participate in an anonymous web-based questionnaire were sent via e-mail to 5,420 doctors in 19 European countries through the network of national gastroenterological, oncological, surgical and pancreatic societies as well as the European Pancreatic Club...
December 29, 2016: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017306/extent-of-pelvic-lymphadenectomy-and-use-of-adjuvant-vaginal-brachytherapy-for-early-stage-endometrial-cancer
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Koji Matsuo, Hiroko Machida, Omar M Ragab, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Huyen Q Pham, Lynda D Roman
OBJECTIVE: To examine trends of adjuvant radiotherapy choice and to examine associations between pelvic lymphadenectomy and radiotherapy choice for women with early-stage endometrial cancer. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program was used to identify surgically treated stage I-II endometrial cancer between 1983 and 2012 (type 1 n=79,474, and type 2 n=25,020). Piecewise linear regression models were used to examine temporal trends of intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT) and whole pelvic radiotherapy (WPRT) use, pelvic lymphadenectomy rate, and sampled node counts...
December 22, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002869/percutaneous-ablation-in-painful-bone-tumors
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Anderanik Tomasian, Adam N Wallace, Travis J Hillen, Jack W Jennings
Percutaneous image-guided ablation has been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of benign osseous lesions and has evolved into the treatment of metastatic lesions for both pain palliation and local tumor control. Ablation is increasingly becoming part of the treatment algorithm of painful bone lesions, requiring multidisciplinary input from radiation, surgical, and medical oncologists. Substantial pain reduction is often possible in those who have failed to benefit from conventional therapies such as systemic and radiation therapy...
November 2016: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000075/treatment-preferences-for-routine-lymphadenectomy-versus-no-lymphadenectomy-in-early-stage-endometrial-cancer
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Jung-Yun Lee, Kyunghoon Kim, Yun Shin Lee, Hyo Young Kim, Eun Ji Nam, Sunghoon Kim, Sang Wun Kim, Jae Weon Kim, Young Tae Kim
BACKGROUND: Debate on the value of lymphadenectomy continues in endometrial cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate patient and clinician preferences for routine lymphadenectomy versus no lymphadenectomy in the surgical management of endometrial cancer. METHODS: A discrete choice experiment and trade-off question were designed and distributed to 103 endometrial cancer patients and 90 gynecologic oncologists. Participant preferences were quantified with regression analysis using scenarios based on three attributes: 5-year progression-free survival and the rates of acute and chronic complication...
December 20, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994671/reduction-of-ca125-levels-during-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-can-predict-cytoreduction-to-no-visible-residual-disease-in-patients-with-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-primary-carcinoma-of-fallopian-tube-and-peritoneal-carcinoma
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Jing Zeng, Jie Yin, Xiao Song, Ying Jin, Yan Li, Lingya Pan
Background and aims. To determine whether reduction of CA125 levels is a predictive factor for cytoreduction to no visible residual disease (NVRD) and chemotherapeutic sensitivity in advanced epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC), primary carcinoma of fallopian tube and peritoneal carcinoma patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by interval debulking surgery (NAC-IDS). Methods. This was a single-team-based study of advanced EOC, primary carcinoma of fallopian tube and peritoneal carcinoma patients diagnosed between 1996 and 2015 at Peking Union Medical College Hospital...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987061/management-of-aggressive-growth-hormone-secreting-pituitary-adenomas
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REVIEW
Daniel A Donoho, Namrata Bose, Gabriel Zada, John D Carmichael
Aggressive GH-secreting pituitary adenomas (GHPAs) represent an important clinical problem in patients with acromegaly. Surgical therapy, although often the mainstay of treatment for GHPAs, is less effective in aggressive GHPAs due to their invasive and destructive growth patterns, and their proclivity for infrasellar invasion. Medical therapies for GHPAs, including somatostatin analogues and GH receptor antagonists, are becoming increasingly important adjuncts to surgical intervention. Stereotactic radiosurgery serves as an important fallback therapy for tumors that cannot be cured with surgery and medications...
December 16, 2016: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986184/the-canadian-gynaecologic-oncology-perioperative-management-survey-baseline-practice-prior-to-implementation-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-society-guidelines
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Alon D Altman, Gregg S Nelson
OBJECTIVE: To survey the current practice of Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada (GOC) members about preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of care. The survey was carried out prior to publication of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society gynaecologic/oncology guidelines. METHODS: A survey was developed by the GOC and distributed to all surgical members between September and December 2015. RESULTS: The survey was completed by 77 of 92 practising gynaecologic oncologists (84%), representing 19 centres in 16 cities across Canada...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984651/neoadjuvant-long-course-chemoradiation-remains-strongly-favored-over-short-course-radiotherapy-by-radiation-oncologists-in-the-united-states
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Yvonne M Mowery, Joseph K Salama, S Yousuf Zafar, Harvey G Moore, Christopher G Willett, Brian G Czito, M Benjamin Hopkins, Manisha Palta
BACKGROUND: Short-course radiotherapy (SC-RT) and long-course chemoradiotherapy (LC-CRT) are accepted neoadjuvant treatments of rectal cancer. In the current study, the authors surveyed US radiation oncologists to assess practice patterns and attitudes regarding SC-RT and LC-CRT for patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: The authors distributed a survey to 1701 radiation oncologists regarding treatment of neoadjuvant rectal cancer. Respondents were asked questions regarding the number of patients with rectal cancer treated, preference for SC-RT versus LC-CRT, and factors influencing regimen choice...
December 16, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958190/oncologists-barriers-and-facilitators-for-oncotype-dx-use-qualitative-study
#16
Megan C Roberts, Amy Bryson, Morris Weinberger, Stacie B Dusetzina, Michaela A Dinan, Katherine Reeder-Hayes, Stephanie B Wheeler
BACKGROUND: Oncotype DX (ODX), a tumor gene profiling test, has been incorporated into clinical guidelines to aid in adjuvant chemotherapy decision making for early-stage, hormone receptor positive breast cancer patients. Despite United States (U.S.) guidelines, less than half of eligible women receive testing. Reasons for low usage are unclear: Our objective was to better understand U.S. oncologists' ODX uptake and how they use ODX during adjuvant chemotherapy decision making. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured, ~30-minute phone interviews with medical and surgical oncologists in one U...
January 2016: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939327/survival-implications-of-time-to-surgical-treatment-of-endometrial-cancers
#17
David I Shalowitz, Andrew J Epstein, Lindsey Buckingham, Emily M Ko, Robert L Giuntoli
BACKGROUND: Optimal care for women with endometrial cancers often involves transfer of care from diagnosing physicians (eg, obstetrician-gynecologists) to treating physicians (eg, gynecologic oncologists.) It is critical to determine the effect of time to treatment on cancer outcomes to set best practices guidelines for referral processes. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the impact of time from diagnosis of endometrial cancer to surgical treatment on mortality and to characterize those patients who may be at highest risk for worsened survival related to surgical timing...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930761/transoral-robotic-surgery-assisted-endoscopy-with-primary-site-detection-and-treatment-in-occult-mucosal-primaries
#18
Kyle M Hatten, Bert W O'Malley, Andres M Bur, Mihir R Patel, Christopher H Rassekh, Jason G Newman, Steven B Cannady, Ara A Chalian, Benjamin L Hodnett, Alexander Lin, John N Lukens, Roger B Cohen, Joshua M Bauml, Kathleen T Montone, Virginia A Livolsi, Gregory S Weinstein
Importance: Management of cervical lymph node metastasis without a known primary tumor is a diagnostic and treatment challenge for head and neck oncologists. Identification of the occult mucosal primary tumor minimizes the morbidity of treatment. Objective: To analyze the role of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in facilitating the identification of a primary tumor site for patients presenting with squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP). In addition, we assessed treatment deintensification by determining the number of patients who did not undergo definitive radiation therapy and chemotherapy...
December 8, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928664/laparoscopic-skill-assessment-of-practicing-surgeons-prior-to-enrollment-in-a-surgical-trial-of-a-new-laparoscopic-procedure
#19
Benjamin Zendejas, James W Jakub, Alicia M Terando, Amod Sarnaik, Charlotte E Ariyan, Mark B Faries, Sabino Zani, Heather B Neuman, Nabil Wasif, Jeffrey M Farma, Bruce J Averbook, Karl Y Bilimoria, Douglas Tyler, Mary Sue Brady, David R Farley
BACKGROUND: Outcomes of surgical trials hinge on surgeon selection and their underlying expertise. Assessment of expertise is paramount. We investigated whether surgeons' performance measured by the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) assessment program could predict their performance in a surgical trial. METHODS: As part of a prospective multi-institutional study of minimally invasive inguinal lymphadenectomy (MILND) for melanoma, surgical oncologists with no prior MILND experience underwent pre-trial FLS assessment...
December 7, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898747/-review-of-medical-or-combined-treatment-of-local-or-locally-advanced-oesophageal-cancer
#20
Tünde Nagy, Gábor Rubovszky
More than 800 oesophageal tumours are diagnosed each year in Hungary. The disease is characterized by high mortality. The curative treatment traditionally surgical, although the study results of recent decades pointed out that patient outcome can be improved with the proper application of radio- and chemotherapy. The diverse study designs, the low number of recruited patients and the sometimes conflicting results make the determination of optimal treatment difficult. The aim of this work is to facilitate the choice of treatment modality with the best outcome, especially with the view of medical oncologists...
November 29, 2016: Magyar Onkologia
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