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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795902/rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-breast-report-of-a-rare-malignancy
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717738/collaborative-pediatric-bone-tumor-program-to-improve-access-to-specialized-care-an-initiative-by-the-lebanese-children-s-oncology-group
#10
Raya Saab, Zeina Merabi, Miguel R Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Peter Noun, Gladys Gemayel, Elie Bechara, Hassan Khalifeh, Roula Farah, Nabil Kabbara, Tarek El-Khoury, Rasha Al-Yousef, Rachid Haidar, Said Saghieh, Toufic Eid, Samir Akel, Nabil Khoury, Layal Bayram, Matthew J Krasin, Sima Jeha, Hassan El-Solh
BACKGROUND: Children with malignant bone tumors have average 5-year survival rates of 60% to 70% with current multimodality therapy. Local control modalities aimed at preserving function greatly influence the quality of life of long-term survivors. In developing countries, the limited availability of multidisciplinary care and limited expertise in specialized surgery and pediatric radiation therapy, as well as financial cost, all form barriers to achieving optimal outcomes in this population...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711167/perioperative-management-of-hypertensive-neuroblastoma-a-study-from-the-italian-group-of-pediatric-surgical-oncologists-gicop
#11
Luca Pio, Stefano Avanzini, Girolamo Mattioli, Giuseppe Martucciello, Angela Rita Sementa, Massimo Conte, Annarita Gigliotti, Claudio Granata, Ernesto Leva, Anna Maria Fagnani, Umberto Caccioppoli, Nino Tedesco, Jurgen Schleef, Elisa Tirtei, Fortunato Siracusa, Paolo D'Angelo, Pierluigi Lelli Chiesa, Lucia Miglionico, Bruno Noccioli, Elisa Severi, Claudio Carlini, Francesco Vaccarella, Francesco Camoglio, Simone Cesaro, Alessandra Narciso, Giovanna Riccipetitoni, Giovanni Cecchetto, Alessandro Inserra
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HT) is rarely reported in patients affected by Neuroblastoma (NB), and management guidelines are lacking. Clinical features and perioperative medical treatment in such patients were reviewed to 1) ascertain whether a shared treatment strategy exists among centers and 2) if possible, propose some recommendations for the perioperative management of HT in NB patients. METHODS: A retrospective multicenter survey was conducted on patients affected by NB who presented HT symptoms...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705484/is-it-all-about-the-money-not-all-surgical-subspecialization-leads-to-higher-lifetime-revenue-when-compared-to-general-surgery
#12
Maria Baimas-George, Brian Fleischer, Douglas Slakey, Emad Kandil, James R Korndorffer, Christopher DuCoin
OBJECTIVE: It is believed that spending additional years gaining expertise in surgical subspecialization leads to higher lifetime revenue. Literature shows that more surgeons are pursuing fellowship training and dedicated research years; however, there are no data looking at the aggregate economic impact when training time is accounted for. It is hypothesized that there will be a discrepancy in lifetime income when delay to practice is considered. DESIGN: Data were collected from the Medical Group Management Association's 2015 report of average annual salaries...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688522/porta-hepatis-debulking-procedures-as-part-of-primary-cytoreductive-surgery-for-advanced-ovarian-cancer
#13
Joo-Hyuk Son, Suk-Joon Chang, Hee-Sug Ryu
Tumor involvement of the porta hepatis in advanced ovarian cancer has been considered as the important barrier to optimal cytoreduction [1]. Debulking procedures to the porta hepatis still remain one of significant surgical challenges to gynecologic oncologists in the management of advanced ovarian cancer patients. However, recent series have shown that aggressive porta hepatis debulking procedures are highly effective for complete cytoreduction leaving no gross residual disease and associated with improved survival [2,3]...
July 5, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681208/surgical-considerations-in-the-optimal-management-of-patients-with-malignant-brain-tumors
#14
REVIEW
Jaclyn J Renfrow, Roy E Strowd, Adrian W Laxton, Stephen B Tatter, Carol P Geer, Glenn J Lesser
Advances in technology are revolutionizing medicine and the limits of what we can offer to our patients. In neurosurgery, technology continues to reduce morbidity, increase surgical accuracy, facilitate tissue acquisition, and promote novel techniques for prolonging survival in patients with neuro-oncologic disease. Surgery has been the backbone of glioma diagnosis and treatment by providing adequate, high quality material for precise histologic diagnosis, and genomic characterization in the setting of significant intratumoral heterogeneity, thus allowing personalized treatment selection in the clinic...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681172/whither-surgical-quality-assurance-of-breast-cancer-surgery-surgical-margins-and-local-recurrence-after-paterson
#15
EDITORIAL
N J Bundred, J Thomas, J M J Dixon
The Kennedy report into the actions of the disgraced Breast Surgeon, Paterson focussed on issues of informed consent for mastectomy, management of surgical margins and raised concerns about local recurrence rates and the increasing emphasis on cosmesis after mastectomy for breast cancer. This article assesses whether Kennedy's recommendations apply to the UK as a whole and how to address these issues. New GMC advice on consent and newer nonevidenced innovations in immediate reconstruction have altered the level of informed consent required...
July 5, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663356/appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasms-diagnosis-and-management
#16
Walid L Shaib, Rita Assi, Ali Shamseddine, Olatunji B Alese, Charles Staley, Bahar Memis, Volkan Adsay, Tonios Bekaii-Saab, Bassel F El-Rayes
OBJECTIVE: Appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (AMNs) are a rare and heterogeneous disease for which clinical management is challenging. We aim to review the literature regarding modalities of treatment to guide the management of AMNs. METHODS AND REVIEW CRITERIA: We conducted a PubMed search in February 2016 for English-language publications, using the terms "appendiceal," "appendix," "carcinoma," "cancer," "mucinous," "treatment," "genes," "target," "genomic," and terms listed in the articles' subheadings...
June 29, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655713/peers-without-fears-barriers-to-effective-communication-among-primary-care-physicians-and-oncologists-about-diagnostic-delays-in-cancer
#17
Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, Minal Kale, Laura Robbins, David Pfister, Elizabeth Fortier, Valerie Pocus, Susan Chimonas, Saul N Weingart
OBJECTIVE: Relatively little attention has been devoted to the role of communication between physicians as a mechanism for individual and organisational learning about diagnostic delays. This study's objective was to elicit physicians' perceptions about and experiences with communication among physicians regarding diagnostic delays in cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: Qualitative analysis based on seven focus groups. Fifty-one physicians affiliated with three New York-based academic medical centres participated, with six to nine subjects per group...
June 27, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652880/testosterone-monitoring-for-men-with-advanced-prostate-cancer-review-of-current-practices-and-a-survey-of-canadian-physicians
#18
REVIEW
Bobby Shayegan, Frédéric Pouliot, Alan So, John Fernandes, Joseph Macri
Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) is a standard of care in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer; however, testosterone monitoring practices for men undergoing ADT vary across Canada. Although a testosterone level of 1.7 nmol/L or lower has historically been defined as the accepted castrate level, newer assays with improved sensitivity have shown that both medical and surgical castration can suppress testosterone levels to below 0.7 nmol/L. This review explores the evidence supporting a redefinition of the castrate testosterone level as 0...
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652879/are-renal-tumour-scoring-systems-better-than-clinical-judgement-at-predicting-partial-nephrectomy-complexity
#19
Ravi M Kumar, Luke T Lavallée, Darren Desantis, Sonya Cnossen, Ranjeeta Mallick, Ilias Cagiannos, Chris Morash, Rodney H Breau
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to determine how renal tumour scoring systems, such as RENAL, PADUA, and Centrality (C)-index, compare to clinical judgement at predicting time required for tumour removal and kidney reconstruction during partial nephrectomy. METHODS: A consecutive cohort of partial nephrectomy patients treated at The Ottawa Hospital, a tertiary care uro-oncological centre, was retrospectively reviewed. Preoperative axial images were reviewed by four experienced urological oncologists who independently rated the complexity of a partial nephrectomy from 1-10 to generate a clinical judgement score...
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645120/acute-abdomen-secondary-to-ruptured-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-during-pregnancy-the-relevance-of-teamwork
#20
Carlos Manuel Ortiz-Mendoza, Sandra Adriana Vera-Vázquez, Manuel Gómez-Rodríguez, José Luis López-Gómez, Leticia Bornstein-Quevedo
Acute abdomen secondary to epithelial ovarian cancer rupture during pregnancy is a rare event. Our aim is to present how the work of a coordinated multidisciplinary team in a case of ruptured epithelial ovarian cancer during pregnancy is feasible to obtain the best results possible. A 34-year-old woman during the 37th week of her first gestation presented with an acute abdomen. During laparotomy, a ruptured 16.5-cm left ovarian tumor was detected; the tumor was extirpated and sent to pathologic evaluation. In the meantime, a Kerr cesarean section was performed, and a healthy female neonate was born...
June 23, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
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