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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528268/optimistic-honesty-understanding-surgeon-and-patient-perspectives-on-hopeful-communication-in-pancreatic-cancer-care
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Kim Blakely, Paul J Karanicolas, Frances C Wright, Lesley Gotlib Conn
BACKGROUND: Prognosis conversations between surgical oncologists and patients with pancreatic cancer are critically important and challenging. Surgeons and their patients often have discrepant understandings of prognosis despite extensive conversations. Little is known about how surgeons approach prognosis conversations with these patients; patients' experiences with these conversations are also not well understood. This qualitative study sought to better understand surgeon and patient perspectives on communication in pancreatic cancer care with a view toward improvement...
May 17, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526721/health-care-resource-utilization-and-associated-costs-among-metastatic-cutaneous-melanoma-patients-treated-with-ipilimumab-intuition-study
#2
Grant A McArthur, Peter Mohr, Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Ana Arance, Ana Banos Hernaez, Peter Kaskel, Michael Weichenthal, Reshma Shinde, Kendall Stevinson
BACKGROUND: There are limited real-world data on health care resource utilization (HCRU) among advanced melanoma patients. The objective of this study was to describe HCRU and health care costs associated with the management of advanced melanoma patients receiving ipilimumab. METHODS: This retrospective multinational, observational study included advanced melanoma patients from Australia, Germany, Italy, and Spain who had received at least 1 dose of ipilimumab. Data extracted from medical charts included inpatient admissions, outpatient visits, surgical procedures, laboratory investigations, radiation therapy, imaging studies, and concomitant medications...
May 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507888/spine-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-indications-outcomes-and-points-of-caution
#3
Chia-Lin Tseng, Wietse Eppinga, Raphaele Charest-Morin, Hany Soliman, Sten Myrehaug, Pejman Jabehdar Maralani, Mikki Campbell, Young K Lee, Charles Fisher, Michael G Fehlings, Eric L Chang, Simon S Lo, Arjun Sahgal
STUDY DESIGN: A broad narrative review. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this article is to provide a technical review of spine stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) planning and delivery, indications for treatment, outcomes, complications, and the challenges of response assessment. The surgical approach to spinal metastases is discussed with an overview of emerging minimally invasive techniques. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted on the techniques, outcomes, and developments in SBRT and surgery for spinal metastases...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507844/an-innovative-risk-reducing-approach-to-postmastectomy-radiation-delivery-after-autologous-breast-reconstruction
#4
Merisa L Piper, Maristella Evangelista, Dominic Amara, David Daar, Robert D Foster, Barbara Fowble, Hani Sbitany
INTRODUCTION: Postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) has known deleterious side effects in immediate autologous breast reconstruction. However, plastic surgeons are rarely involved in PMRT planning. Our institution has adopted a custom bolus approach for all patients receiving PMRT. This offers uniform distribution of standard radiation doses, thereby minimizing radiation-induced changes while maintaining oncologic safety. We present our 8-year experience with the custom bolus approach for PMRT delivery in immediate autologous breast reconstruction...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495808/comprehensive-genomic-profiling-of-esthesioneuroblastoma-reveals-additional-treatment-options
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Laurie M Gay, Sungeun Kim, Kyle Fedorchak, Madappa Kundranda, Yazmin Odia, Chaitali Nangia, James Battiste, Gerardo Colon-Otero, Steven Powell, Jeffery Russell, Julia A Elvin, Jo-Anne Vergilio, James Suh, Siraj M Ali, Philip J Stephens, Vincent A Miller, Jeffrey S Ross
BACKGROUND: Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB), also known as olfactory neuroblastoma, is a rare malignant neoplasm of the olfactory mucosa. Despite surgical resection combined with radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy, ENB often relapses with rapid progression. Current multimodality, nontargeted therapy for relapsed ENB is of limited clinical benefit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We queried whether comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) of relapsed or refractory ENB can uncover genomic alterations (GA) that could identify potential targeted therapies for these patients...
May 11, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495690/intensive-care-in-thoracic-oncology
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Anne-Pascale Meert, Bogdan Grigoriu, Marc Licker, Paul E Van Schil, Thierry Berghmans
The admission of lung cancer patients to intensive care is related to postprocedural/postoperative care and medical complications due to cancer or its treatment, but is also related to acute organ failure not directly related to cancer.Despite careful preoperative risk management and the use of modern surgical and anaesthetic techniques, thoracic surgery remains associated with high morbidity, related to the extent of resection and specific comorbidities. Fast-tracking processes with timely recognition and treatment of complications favourably influence patient outcome...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488953/atypical-meningioma-referral-patterns-treatment-and-adherence-to-guidelines
#7
Majed Alghamdi, Haocheng Li, Ivo Olivotto, Jay Easaw, John Kelly, Robert Nordal, Gerald Lim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the referral rate to radiation oncologist (RO), use of postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) and the impact of a clinical practice guideline (CPG) on patients with atypical meningioma (AM). METHODS: A retrospective review of meningioma patients (n=526) treated between 2003 and 2013 was undertaken. Patients' characteristics, extent of surgical resection (EOR), RO referral, PORT, date and treatment of first recurrence were collected for all patients >18 years with a new diagnosis of AM after surgical resection (n=83)...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487467/overall-survival-and-clinical-characteristics-of-brca-associated-cholangiocarcinoma-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
#8
Talia Golan, Maria Raitses-Gurevich, Robin K Kelley, Andrea G Bocobo, Ayelet Borgida, Rachna T Shroff, Spring Holter, Steven Gallinger, Daniel H Ahn, Dan Aderka, Jain Apurva, Tanois Bekaii-Saab, Eitan Friedman, Milind Javle
BACKGROUND: Biliary tract malignancies, in particular cholangiocarcinomas (CCA), are rare tumors that carry a poor prognosis. BRCA2 mutation carriers have an increased risk of developing CCA with a reported relative risk of ∼5 according to the Breast Cancer Linkage Consortium. In addition to this risk, there are potential therapeutic implications in those harboring somatic and/or germline (GL) BRCA mutations. Therefore, it is important to define the clinical characteristics of GL/somatic BRCA1/2 variants in CCA patients...
May 9, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477106/sarcopenia-in-gastric-cancer-when-the-loss-costs-too-much
#9
REVIEW
Elena Ongaro, Vanessa Buoro, Marika Cinausero, Riccardo Caccialanza, Annalisa Turri, Valentina Fanotto, Debora Basile, Maria Grazia Vitale, Paola Ermacora, Giovanni Gerardo Cardellino, Laura Nicoletti, Lorenzo Fornaro, Andrea Casadei-Gardini, Giuseppe Aprile
Sarcopenia is a complex syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Malignancy is a major determinant of sarcopenia, and gastric cancer (GC) is among the most common causes of this phenomenon. As sarcopenia is a well-recognized poor prognostic feature in GC and has been associated with worse tolerance of surgical and medical treatments, members of the multidisciplinary team should be aware of the clinical relevance, pathogenic mechanisms, and potential treatments for this syndrome...
May 5, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476941/systemic-chemotherapy-as-salvage-treatment-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-patients-who-fail-to-respond-to-standard-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
#10
Francesco Sclafani, Gina Brown, David Cunningham, Sheela Rao, Paris Tekkis, Diana Tait, Federica Morano, Chiara Baratelli, Eleftheria Kalaitzaki, Shahnawaz Rasheed, David Watkins, Naureen Starling, Andrew Wotherspoon, Ian Chau
BACKGROUND: The potential of chemotherapy as salvage treatment after failure of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) has never been explored. We conducted a single-center, retrospective analysis to address this question. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed LARC who were inoperable or candidates for extensive (i.e., beyond total mesorectal excision [TME]) surgery after long-course chemoradiotherapy and who received salvage chemotherapy were included...
May 5, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475230/outcomes-of-a-pediatric-surgical-oncology-fellowship-in-a-pediatric-cancer-institution
#11
I Fernandez-Pineda, D Sanders, B N Rao, S J Shochat, A M Davidoff
Surgery plays an important role as part of the treatment plan in most children with malignant solid tumors in regards to initial biopsy, upfront resection, and delayed resection. Surgeons also play a critical role in the treatment of surgical complications that may arise during medical treatment. The pediatric surgical oncologist should be familiar with the current treatment guidelines, histology implications, chemotherapy and radiation side effects, tumor staging, and overall care of the child with cancer...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469043/prospective-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-mechanical-stability-and-response-to-palliative-radiotherapy-for-symptomatic-spinal-metastases
#12
Joanne M van der Velden, Anne L Versteeg, Helena M Verkooijen, Charles G Fisher, Edward Chow, F Cumhur Oner, Marco van Vulpen, Lorna Weir, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan
BACKGROUND: A substantial number of patients with spinal metastases experience no treatment effect from palliative radiotherapy. Mechanical spinal instability, due to metastatic disease, could be associated with failed pain control following radiotherapy. This study investigates the relationship between the degree of spinal instability, as defined by the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS), and response to radiotherapy in patients with symptomatic spinal metastases in a multi-institutional cohort...
May 3, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468536/-oncofertility-and-therapeutic-modalities-survey-of-literature
#13
Tamás Sápy, Róbert Póka
Surgical and radiological treatment as well as chemotherapy and biological therapy may have harmful effects on young patients' future fertility. Increasingly greater emphasis has been put on ensuring these patients' long-term quality of life, therefore, in addition to survival, preserving their prospective fertility is also among our aims. The term 'oncofertility' has been compounded from two expressions, 'oncology' and attempts to 'fertility preservation'. In gynecology, fertility preservation involves not only special surgical procedures but also interventions intended to preserve gametes, reproductive organs and embryos...
May 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466073/completely-isolated-retroperitoneal-enteric-duplication-cyst-with-adenocarcinoma-transformation-managed-with-robotic-radical-nephrectomy
#14
Kassem Faraj, Luke Edwards, Alia Gupta, Brian Seifman
Background: Enteric duplication cysts are congenital malformations that typically affect children in infancy, but can also affect adults. Rarely, these cysts can be complicated by malignancy. We present the first case of retroperitoneal duplication cyst that was complicated by malignancy transformation and managed by robot-assisted excision. Case presentation: A 64-year-old female with a history of a left-sided renal cyst presented with a 4-month history of abdominal pain and fatigue. MRI revealed a bilobed cyst, with components measuring 6...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456590/management-of-patients-with-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-a-case-based-survey
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B Müssle, M Distler, S Wolk, S V Shrikhande, D E Aust, A Arlt, J Weitz, T Hackert, T Welsch
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cystic lesions (PCL), including intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia (IPMN), harbor different malignant potential and the optimal management is often challenging. The present study aims to depict the compliance of experts with current consensus guidelines and the accuracy of treatment recommendations stratified by the medical specialty and hospital volume. METHODS: An international survey was conducted using a set of 10 selected cases of PCL that were presented to a cohort of international experts on pancreatology...
April 10, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449306/malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors-in-pediatric-patients-the-aieop-associazione-italiana-ematologia-oncologia-pediatrica-study
#16
M Terenziani, G Bisogno, R Boldrini, G Cecchetto, M Conte, L Boschetti, M D De Pasquale, D Biasoni, A Inserra, F Siracusa, M E Basso, F De Leonardis, D Di Pinto, F Barretta, F Spreafico, P D'Angelo
OBJECTIVE: Malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCT) carry an excellent prognosis, and the treatment aims to achieve results with the least possible treatment-related morbidity. The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of pediatric patients with MOGCT. METHODS: Patients were treated according to their stage: surgery and surveillance for stage I; a modified bleomycin-etoposide-cisplatin (BEP) regimen for stages II (three cycles), III, and IV (three cycles) with surgery on residual disease...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438885/prognostic-nomograms-stratify-survival-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-without-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-after-curative-resection
#17
Yi-Peng Fu, Yong Yi, Jin-Long Huang, Chu-Yu Jing, Jian Sun, Xiao-Chun Ni, Zhu-Feng Lu, Ya Cao, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Shuang-Jian Qiu
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) without portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) after curative resection is at variance. We identified the risk factors of poor postoperative prognosis and consequently developed prognostic nomograms generating individual risk of death and recurrence for this subgroup of patients with HCC. METHODS: The risk factors were identified and nomograms were developed based on a retrospective study of 734 patients in the primary cohort who underwent curative resection for HCC from 2010 to 2012...
May 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437162/adjuvant-systemic-therapy-and-adjuvant-radiation-therapy-for-stage-i-to-iiia-completely-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancers-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-cancer-care-ontario-clinical-practice-guideline-update
#18
Mark G Kris, Laurie E Gaspar, Jamie E Chaft, Erin B Kennedy, Christopher G Azzoli, Peter M Ellis, Steven H Lin, Harvey I Pass, Rahul Seth, Frances A Shepherd, David R Spigel, John R Strawn, Yee C Ung, Michael Weyant
Purpose The panel updated the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) adjuvant therapy guideline for resected non-small-cell lung cancers. Methods ASCO convened an update panel and conducted a systematic review of the literature, investigating adjuvant therapy in resected non-small-cell lung cancers. Results The updated evidence base covered questions related to adjuvant systemic therapy and included a systematic review conducted by Cancer Care Ontario current to January 2016. A recent American Society for Radiation Oncology guideline and systematic review, previously endorsed by ASCO, was used as the basis for recommendations for adjuvant radiation therapy...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428019/radiation-therapy-for-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-executive-summary-of-an-astro-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline
#19
David J Sher, David J Adelstein, Gopal K Bajaj, David M Brizel, Ezra E W Cohen, Aditya Halthore, Louis B Harrison, Charles Lu, Benjamin J Moeller, Harry Quon, James W Rocco, Erich M Sturgis, Roy B Tishler, Andy Trotti, John Waldron, Avraham Eisbruch
PURPOSE: To present evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) with definitive or adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The American Society for Radiation Oncology convened the OPSCC Guideline Panel to perform a systematic literature review investigating the following key questions: (1) When is it appropriate to add systemic therapy to definitive RT in the treatment of OPSCC? (2) When is it appropriate to deliver postoperative RT with and without systemic therapy following primary surgery for OPSCC? (3) When is it appropriate to use induction chemotherapy in the treatment of OPSCC? (4) What are the appropriate dose, fractionation, and volume regimens with and without systemic therapy in the treatment of OPSCC? RESULTS: Patients with stage IV and stage T3 N0-1 OPSCC treated with definitive RT should receive concurrent high-dose intermittent cisplatin...
April 11, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427775/nonoperative-management-of-atypical-endometrial-hyperplasia-and-grade-1-endometrial-cancer-with-the-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-device-in-medically-ill-post-menopausal-women
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William D Baker, Stuart R Pierce, Anne M Mills, Paola A Gehrig, Linda R Duska
OBJECTIVE: To assess the endometrial response rates to treatment with the levonorgestrel intrauterine device in post-menopausal women with atypical hyperplasia/endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia and grade 1 endometrioid (AH/EC) endometrial carcinoma who are not surgical candidates. METHODS: Chart review was undertaken of patients with AH/EC who underwent levonorgestrel intrauterine device insertion by a gynecologic oncologist within two academic health systems between 2002 and 2013...
April 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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