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Surgical oncologist

Toshirou Nishida
There are some disparities between the clinical practice and profiles of cancer in Asia and those in Europe & North America. In Asia, surgical oncologists still have a major role in the multidisciplinary therapy of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), whereas medical oncologists hold this status in the West. Although the incidence of clinical GIST is considered similar between the two areas, small gastric GISTs are more frequently treated by surgery in East Asia compared with Europe & North America...
2018: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Kenny Yat Hong Kwan, Tai Chung Lam, Horace Cheuk Wai Choi, Hui Yu Koh, Kenneth Man Chee Cheung
BACKGROUND: Existing scoring systems have suboptimal accuracy in prognosticating patients with spinal metastases. Currently, there is no superior method in predicting survival. This study aims to compare the accuracy of survival prediction by expert oncologists versus the revised Tokuhashi scores with actual survivals in a cohort of symptomatic spinal metastases patients. METHODS: All patients who underwent surgical treatment for metastatic spinal tumours in a tertiary hospital between January 2011 to December 2015 were reviewed...
March 2018: Surgical Oncology
Shaina F Bruce, Danielle N Carr, Elizabeth R Burton, Joel I Sorosky, Mark S Shahin, Mary C Naglak, Mitchell I Edelson
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infections (SSI) are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. This study investigated whether implementation of an abdominal closure bundle reduces surgical site infection rates. We aimed to identify sub-populations that would benefit the most from this intervention. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all patients that underwent exploratory laparotomy by a Gynecologic Oncologist from January 1, 2011 to April 1, 2017...
March 14, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Angelena Crown, Nicketti Handy, Flavio G Rocha, Janie W Grumley
INTRODUCTION: Oncoplastic breast conserving surgery (BCS) can enhance both cosmetic and oncologic breast cancer outcomes. This study evaluates the outcomes and complications associated with oncoplastic reduction mammaplasty performed by surgical breast oncologists. METHODS: A single institution retrospective chart review of patients undergoing oncoplastic reduction mammaplasty by a surgical breast oncologist for the treatment of breast cancer. RESULTS: Seventy-one patients were identified...
February 28, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Antonio De Leo, Margherita Nannini, Giulia Dondi, Donatella Santini, Milena Urbini, Elisa Gruppioni, Pierandrea De Iaco, Anna Myriam Perrone, Maria Abbondanza Pantaleo
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and liver and peritoneum are the main sites of recurrence. Ovarian metastases from GIST are very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50 years-old woman was found to have a pelvic mass on transvaginal ultrasound (TV-US) and computed tomography (CT)-scan, considered as a right ovarian mass. The patient underwent surgical abdominal exploration that showed an ileal mass, a normal right ovary and an irregular and vascularized surface of the left ovary...
March 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
Amin A Ramzan, Stacy Fischer, Mary K Buss, Renata R Urban, Bruce Patsner, Linda R Duska, Christine M Fisher, Carolyn Lefkowits
As the only oncologists that provide both medical and surgical care, gynecologic oncologists encounter an exceptionally broad range of indications for prescribing opioids in clinical situations ranging from management of acute post-operative pain to chronic cancer-related pain to end-of-life care. While opioids are essential to the practice of gynecologic oncology, they can also have significant side effects and can be misused. Due to the explosive growth of opioid prescriptions and opioid-related overdoses and deaths during the first decade of the 21st century, there has been a recent concerted public health effort to prevent and treat opioid misuse through both legislation and education [1]...
March 12, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Tyler Sheetz, Cheryl T Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the population ages, urologic oncologists are caring for older and more vulnerable patients that must withstand complex surgical treatments. Our healthcare environment emphasizes surgical quality, reductions in length of hospital stay, reduced readmission rates, and high patient satisfaction. So those who manage urologic malignancies must be able to optimize their patients. Understanding the concept of frailty, how to diagnose it in a timely and reliable manner, appreciate its perioperative impact, and consider interventions to reduce its effects may improve surgical outcomes...
March 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Urology
Lauren E Wilson, Craig Evan Pollack, Melissa A Greiner, Michaela A Dinan
PURPOSE: We sought to determine whether physician-level characteristics were associated with 21-gene recurrence score (RS) genomic testing to evaluate recurrence risk and benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with estrogen receptor-positive, node-negative breast cancer. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program-Medicare data linked with the American Medical Association physician master file...
March 13, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Aurélien Dupré, Hassan Z Malik
Chronic inflammation is an aberrantly prolonged form of a protective response to a loss of tissue homeostasis and it is involved in several steps of the carcinogenesis process. As a result, many cancers are inflammation-related. The systemic inflammatory response is associated with survival in advanced and localized cancers. Two categories of scores have been proposed to monitor the systemic inflammatory response, those derived from protein measurement and those based on counting inflammatory cells. This review aims to provide a critical appraisal of these 2 categories of surrogate markers...
March 2, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Tien Le, Christopher Giede
OBJECTIVES: To optimize the management of adnexal masses and to assist primary care physicians and gynaecologists determine which patients presenting with an ovarian mass with a significant risk of malignancy should be considered for gynaecologic oncology referral and management. OPTIONS: Laparoscopic evaluation, comprehensive surgical staging for early ovarian cancer, or tumour debulking for advanced stage ovarian cancer. OUTCOMES: To optimize conservative versus operative management of women with possible ovarian malignancy and to optimize the involvement of gynaecologic oncologists in planning and delivery of treatment...
March 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Dakshika A Gunaratne, Michael J Veness
Radiation oncologists are increasingly tasked with the management of elderly patients with non-melanoma skin cancer, unsuitable for surgical intervention due to inoperable lesions and/or poor performance status. In this cohort, hypofractionated radiotherapy, delivered either daily, alternative daily or once weekly is highly effective. A systematic literature search was conducted of PUBMED, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases using the algorithm ('radiotherapy' OR 'radiation therapy' OR 'brachytherapy') AND ('hypofraction' OR 'hypofractionated' OR 'hypofractionation') AND ('skin neoplasms' OR 'carcinoma' OR 'malignancy') AND ('skin' OR 'epidermis' OR 'epidermal' OR 'cutaneous')...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Emma Rosander, Caroline Nordenvall, Annika Sjövall, Fredrik Hjern, Torbjörn Holm
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced colon cancer invading surrounding organs or structures is challenging to surgeons and oncologists. Multivisceral resections with tumor removal en bloc with invaded tissues provide the best chance for cure. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the management and outcomes after multivisceral resections in patients with clinically infiltrative, locally advanced primary colon cancer. DESIGN: This is a descriptive retrospective cohort study...
April 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Roberto Tozzi, Jvan Casarin, Elizabeth Belcher, Riccardo Garruto Campanile, Lamiese Ismail, Hooman Soleymani Majd, Matteo Morotti, Marcello Desgro
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe the first case of a combined endoscopic management of a thoracic and abdominal recurrence of ovarian cancer. DESIGN: An instructive video showing the combined thoracic and abdominal surgical procedure. SETTING: Department of Gynecological Oncology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford University, UK. PATIENTS: A 64-year-old woman undergoing an endoscopic treatment for a third recurrence of ovarian cancer following a full surgical staging in 2007...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Víctor Lago, Santiago Domingo, Luis Matute, Pablo Padilla-Iserte, Marta Gurrea
In order to reach cytoreduction in advanced ovarian cancer, peritonectomy and diaphragmatic stripping are procedures required to remove the disease in the upper abdomen. Diaphragm involvement is estimated in up to 40% of cases. Nevertheless, in some of these patients, the tumour volume may constitute a limitation of the technique due to the association with abdominal wall involvement, bulky tumour at the Morrison's pouch or liver infiltration. Extensive upper abdominal procedures should represent a basic resource for the gynaecologic oncologist in order to reach an optimal cytoreduction...
2018: Ecancermedicalscience
Ori Barzilai, Charles G Fisher, Mark H Bilsky
Treatment paradigms for patients with spine metastases have evolved significantly over the past decade. Incorporating stereotactic radiosurgery into these paradigms has been particularly transformative, offering precise delivery of tumoricidal radiation doses with sparing of adjacent tissues. Evidence supports the safety and efficacy of radiosurgery as it currently offers durable local tumor control with low complication rates even for tumors previously considered radioresistant to conventional radiation. The role for surgical intervention remains consistent, but a trend has been observed toward less aggressive, often minimally invasive, techniques...
February 22, 2018: Neurosurgery
Franco Fulciniti, Kenji Yanoh, Petros Karakitsos, Jun Watanabe, Alessia Di Lorito, Niki Margari, Yoshinobu Maeda, Maki Kihara, Yoshiaki Norimatsu, Tadao K Kobayashi, Yasuo Hirai
BACKGROUND: The main purpose of directly sampled endometrial cytology is to detect invasive endometrial malignancies. With this principle in mind, The Yokohama System (TYS) Working Group, composed of cytopathologists, surgical pathologists, and gynecologic oncologists met at the 2016 International Congress of Cytology, Yokohama, with the aim to publish a standardized reporting system inclusive of specific diagnostic categories and cytomorphologic criteria for uniform and reliable diagnosis of endometrial malignancies on directly sampled endometrial samples...
February 26, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Carolyn Lefkowits, Mary K Buss, Amin A Ramzan, Stacy Fischer, Renata R Urban, Christine M Fisher, Linda R Duska
As the only oncologists that provide both medical and surgical oncologic care, gynecologic oncologists encounter an exceptionally broad range of indications for prescribing opioids, from management of acute post-operative pain to chronic cancer-related pain to end-of-life care. If we are to balance opioid efficacy, safety and accessibility for our patients, we must be intimately familiar with appropriate clinical use of opioids in a range of settings, and engage in the national conversation around opioid misuse and how associated regulations and legislation may impact us and our patients...
February 20, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Jendrik Hardes, Georg Gosheger, Timo Budny
Bone sarcomas are extremely rare representing approximately 0.2% among all cancer types. Due to the rarity of these tumors both the patients and the physicians can overlook or misinterpret the first often unspecific symptoms of these tumors (pain, limping and swelling). Therefore, radiographic examination (X-ray and/or MRI) of the involved region in case of inexplicable symptoms is strongly recommended. The most common primary malignant bone tumor entity is osteosarcoma, followed by chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma...
February 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Blake Cady
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February 21, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Andrea Hiller, Thomas J Lee, Joshua Henderson, Nicolas Ajkay, Bradon J Wilhelmi
Objective: Oncoplastic surgery was developed to allow for large tumor excision and immediate breast reconstruction with the goal of optimal breast shape and symmetry. Although initially used in women who underwent lumpectomy for breast malignancy, these techniques can be useful for cosmetic issues caused by benign breast disease. We describe a modification of an inferior pedicle with Wise-pattern reduction mammoplasty for oncoplastic reconstruction of a giant fibroadenoma. Methods: A 30-year-old woman with size 32 DD breasts was referred by the surgical oncologist with a biopsy-proven fibroadenoma of the right breast...
2018: Eplasty
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