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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432576/clinical-benefit-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-the-avoidance-of-pneumonectomy-assessment-in-12-consecutive-centrally-located-non-small-cell-lung-cancers
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Keizo Misumi, Hiroaki Harada, Norifumi Tsubokawa, Yasuhiro Tsutani, Kotaro Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Miyata, Yoshinori Yamashita, Morihito Okada
BACKGROUND: Considering that pneumonectomy itself is a disease, avoidance of pneumonectomy needs to be deliberated. Herein, we evaluated the role of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for avoidance of pneumonectomy in patients with centrally located locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: Patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy after being judged to require pneumonectomy by cancer board between 1997 and 2011 were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS: Twelve patients, including 10 males and 2 females with median age 63...
April 21, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424936/preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-versus-perioperative-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-resectable-esophageal-or-gastroesophageal-junction-adenocarcinoma
#2
M C J Anderegg, P C van der Sluis, J P Ruurda, S S Gisbertz, M C C M Hulshof, M van Vulpen, N Haj Mohammed, H W M van Laarhoven, M J Wiezer, M Los, M I van Berge Henegouwen, R van Hillegersberg
BACKGROUND: This study compares neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) with perioperative chemotherapy (pCT) for patients with resectable esophageal or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma in terms of toxicity, postoperative complications, pathologic response, and survival. METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed and compared 313 patients with resectable esophageal or GEJ adenocarcinoma treated with either nCRT (carboplatin/paclitaxel 41.4 Gy, n = 176) or pCT (epirubicin, cisplatin and capecitabine, n = 137)...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423720/meta-analysis-of-oxaliplatin-based-versus-fluorouracil-based-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-and-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Xing-Li Fu, Zheng Fang, Liang-Hui Shu, Guo-Qing Tao, Jian-Qiang Wang, Zhi-Lian Rui, Yong-Jie Zhang, Zhi-Qiang Tian
A meta-analysis was conducted to compare oxaliplatin-based with fluorouracil-based neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer. MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL were systematically searched for relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) until January 31 2017. Review Manager (version 5.3) was used to analyze the data. Dichotomous data were calculated by odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI). A total of 8 RCTs with 6103 stage II or III rectal cancer patients were analyzed, including 2887 patients with oxaliplatin+fluorouracil regimen and 3216 patients with fluorouracil alone regimen...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423701/identification-of-protein-clusters-predictive-of-tumor-response-in-rectal-cancer-patients-receiving-neoadjuvant-chemo-radiotherapy
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Ombretta Repetto, Valli De Re, Antonino De Paoli, Claudio Belluco, Lara Alessandrini, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Renato Cannizzaro
Preoperative neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) is the gold standard in locally advanced rectal cancer, only 10-30% of patients achieving benefits. Currently, there is a need of a reliable selection of markers for the identification of poor or non-responders prior to therapy. In this work, we compared protein profiles before therapy of patients differing in their responses to nCRT to find novel predictive markers of response to therapy. Patients were grouped into 3 groups according to their tumor regression grading (TRG) after surgery: 'TRG 1-2', good responders, 'TRG 3' and 'TRG 4', poor responders...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422883/transverse-rectus-abdominis-myocutaneous-flap-for-postpneumonectomy-bronchopleural-fistula-a-case-report
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Jen-Wu Huang, Yi-Ying Lin, Nai-Yuan Wu, Chien-Ho Tsai
RATIONALE: Numerous types of flap coverage have been reported to prevent or to repair bronchopleural fistulas. Most of the flaps were harvested from chest area. However, these pedicled flaps might not be optimal for the patient who has undergone previous radiotherapy on pulmonary parenchyma because the pedicle artery of the flap might have been injured by irradiation. Therefore, an alternative flap outside of the chest area is necessary. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 61-year-old male was diagnosed of squamous cell carcinoma in right upper lobe lung (cT3N2M0, stage IIIa)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422744/serum-mir-143-levels-predict-the-pathological-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Takashi Akiyoshi, Ramu Inoue, Keiko Murofushi, Noriko Yamamoto, Yosuke Fukunaga, Masashi Ueno, Hideo Baba, Seiichi Mori, Toshiharu Yamaguchi
Recently, several circulating miRNAs have been reported as promising, minimally invasive biomarkers for the diagnosis or prediction of the prognosis in various types of cancer. However, the utility of circulating miRNAs as predictive markers of the cancer response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) for locally advanced rectal cancer is still unclear. To identify circulating serum miRNAs useful for predicting a pathological good response to nCRT, total 18 serum miRNAs of interest were analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction in 94 rectal cancer patients treated with nCRT and surgery...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418901/chemoradiotherapy-enhanced-the-efficacy-of-radiotherapy-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jian He, Ping Wu, Yaoyun Tang, Sulai Liu, Chubo Xie, Shi Luo, Junfeng Zeng, Jing Xu, Suping Zhao
OBJECT: A Bayesian network meta-analysis (NMA) was conducted to estimate the overall survival (OS) and complete response (CR) performance in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients who have been given the treatment of radiotherapy, concurrent chemoradiotherapy (C), adjuvant chemotherapy (A), neoadjuvant chemotherapy (N), concurrent chemoradiotherapy with adjuvant chemotherapy (C+A), concurrent chemoradiotherapy with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (C+N) and neoadjuvant chemotherapy with adjuvant chemotherapy (N+A)...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416124/assessment-of-the-external-validity-of-the-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-and-european-society-for-medical-oncology-guidelines-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-a-population-of-patients-aged-80-years-and-older
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REVIEW
Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti, Marina Sehovic, Martine Extermann
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a disease of the elderly, who are under-represented in clinical trials. This challenges the external validity of the evidence base for its management and of current guidelines, that we evaluated in a population of older patients. We retrieved randomized clinical trials (RCTs) supporting the guidelines and identified 18 relevant topics. We matched a cohort of NSCLC patients aged older than 80 years from the Moffitt Cancer Center database with the studies' eligibility criteria to check their qualification for at least 2 studies...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413789/role-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-advanced-carcinoma-of-the-hypopharynx-and-larynx
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Poonam Joshi, Amit Joshi, Vanita Norohna, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Vijay Patil, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Shashikant Juvekar, Kumar Prabhash
BACKGROUND: To assess the response rate and impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in advanced carcinoma of the hypopharynx and larynx. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of 80 patients with locally advanced laryngopharynx carcinoma who received NACT from April 2010 to October 2011 at our tertiary care center. The patients received NACT either for achieving resectability or for organ preservation. RESULTS: Majority of the patients (60%) had T4 a disease...
January 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412829/egfr-expression-in-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-its-association-with-pathologic-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-a-study-in-northeastern-iran
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Kazem Anvari, Hamid R Sima, Mehdi Seilanian Toussi, Azam Anvari, Soodabeh Shahidsales, Bahram Memar, Seyed Amir Aledavoud, Mohammad N Forghani, Abbas Abdollahi, Kamran Ghaffarzadegan
INTRODUCTION: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) accounts for 80% of all esophageal cancers worldwide. It is the most common histological type of esophageal carcinoma in low-resource countries. ESCC is prevalent in Asian countries, accounting for more than 95% of esophageal cancers. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is involved in cancer development, as its gene is often mutated and/or amplified in cancer cells. According to recent statistics, esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer in Iran...
April 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411888/neoadjuvant-therapy-and-transanal-endoscopic-surgery-in-t2-t3-superficial-n0-m0-rectal-tumors-local-recurrence-complete-clinical-and-pathological-response
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Xavier Serra-Aracil, Carlos Pericay, Laura Mora-Lopez, Juan Carlos Garcia Pacheco, José Isaac Latorraca, Julio Ocaña-Rojas, Alex Casalots, Eva Ballesteros, Salvador Navarro-Soto
INTRODUCTION: The association of preoperative chemoradiotherapy and transanal endoscopic surgery in T2 and superficial T3 rectal cancers presents promising results in selected patients. The main objective is to evaluate the long-term loco-regional and systemic recurrence and, as secondary objectives, to provide results of postoperative morbidity and the correlation between complete clinical and pathological response. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study including a consecutive series of patients with T2-T3 superficial rectal cancer, N0, M0 who refused radical surgery (2008-2016)...
April 12, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400820/effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-on-locally-advanced-rectal-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Yan-Wu Sun, Pan Chi, Hui-Ming Lin, Xing-Rong Lu, Ying Huang, Zong-Bin Xu, Sheng-Hui Huang, Xiao-Jie Wang
Aims. To compare the surgical and oncological outcomes of rectal mucinous adenocarcinomas treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy versus surgery alone. Methods. A total of 167 locally advanced rectal mucinous adenocarcinoma patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery alone between 2008 and 2014 were matched using propensity score; the surgical and oncological outcomes were compared. Results. Ninety-six patients were matched. Postoperative morbidity was similar between groups. Sphincter preservation rate was higher in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (79...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399874/early-closure-of-defunctioning-stoma-increases-complications-related-to-stoma-closure-after-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-and-low-anterior-resection-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer
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Tzu-Chieh Yin, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Ping-Fu Yang, Wei-Chih Su, Cheng-Jen Ma, Ching-Wen Huang, Ming-Yii Huang, Chun-Ming Huang, Jaw-Yuan Wang
BACKGROUND: After a low anterior resection, creating a defunctioning stoma is vital for securing the anastomosis in low-lying rectal cancer patients receiving concurrent chemoradiotherapy. Although it decreases the complication and reoperation rates associated with anastomotic leakage, the complications that arise before and after stoma closure should be carefully evaluated and managed. METHODS: This study enrolled 95 rectal cancer patients who received neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy and low anterior resection with anastomosis of the bowel between July 2010 and November 2012...
April 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394794/reply-to-letter-tumor-response-and-lymph-node-status-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer
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William B Robb, Christophe Mariette
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389044/fdg-pet-predicts-treatment-efficacy-and-surgical-outcome-of-pre-operative-chemoradiation-therapy-for-resectable-and-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
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H Akita, H Takahashi, H Ohigashi, A Tomokuni, S Kobayashi, K Sugimura, N Miyoshi, J-H Moon, M Yasui, T Omori, H Miyata, M Ohue, Y Fujiwara, M Yano, O Ishikawa, M Sakon
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) for resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer is important for predicting outcomes after radical surgery, but few clinical indicators predict outcome before resection. This study examined the utility of FDG-PET in predicting the efficacy of NACRT and outcome after radical surgery. METHODS: Eighty-three pancreatic cancer patients who underwent FDG-PET before and after NACRT and had positive standard uptake values (SUVs) before NACRT were enrolled in this study...
March 31, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386648/patterns-of-recurrence-in-patients-achieving-pathologic-complete-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-rectal-cancer
#16
Wen-Hua Fan, Jian Xiao, Xin An, Wu Jiang, Li-Ren Li, Yuan-Hong Gao, Gong Chen, Ling-Heng Kong, Jun-Zhong Lin, Jian-Ping Wang, Zhi-Zhong Pan, Pei-Rong Ding
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to characterize the patterns of recurrence in patients achieving pathologic complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS: Patients with locally advanced rectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant CRT and who achieved pCR from January 2004 to December 2012 were collected. The primary outcome measurement was the patterns of recurrence. RESULTS: Among 195 patients who achieved pCR, 18 developed recurrence...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378800/phase-ii-study-of-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-borderline-resectable-and-unresectable-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Michele Fiore, Sara Ramella, Sergio Valeri, Damiano Caputo, Barnaba Floreno, Pasquale Trecca, Luca Eolo Trodella, Lucio Trodella, Rolando Maria D'Angelillo, Roberto Coppola
There is not a clear consensus regarding the optimal treatment of locally advanced pancreatic disease. There is a potential role for neoadjuvant therapy to treat micrometastatic disease with chemotherapy, as well as for the treatment of local disease with radiotherapy. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of induction chemotherapy with oxaliplatin and gemcitabine followed by a high weekly dose of gemcitabine concurrent to radiation therapy in patients with borderline resectable and unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378317/risk-factor-analysis-for-newly-developed-urogenital-dysfunction-after-total-mesorectal-excision-and-impact-of-pelvic-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-a-prospective-2-year-follow-up-study
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Daniel W Kauff, Hauke Lang, Werner Kneist
AIM: Urogenital dysfunction is a common sequela following total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer. This prospective study analyzed potential risk factors and investigated the impact of pelvic intraoperative neuromonitoring. METHOD: Included were 85 patients undergoing total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer, 43 under the control of pelvic intraoperative neuromonitoring. Urogenital function was assessed with validated questionnaires within a 2-year follow-up period...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378027/a-phase-ii-trial-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-combined-with-gemcitabine-and-s-1-for-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-with-arterial-involvement
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Yuichi Nagakawa, Yuichi Hosokawa, Hidetsugu Nakayama, Yatsuka Sahara, Chie Takishita, Tetsushi Nakajima, Yousuke Hijikata, Kazuhiko Kasuya, Kenji Katsumata, Koichi Tokuuye, Akihiko Tsuchida
PURPOSE: Chemoradiotherapy using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is expected to provide a powerful alternative to conventional chemotherapy with a low incidence of adverse events. This study evaluated the efficacy of intensity modulated radiotherapy in combination with gemcitabine and S-1 as neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) for borderline-resectable pancreatic cancer with arterial involvement (BR-A). METHODS: A total of 27 patients with BR-A were enrolled in this study between February 2012 and September 2015...
April 4, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375694/cocktail-without-hangover-in-search-for-the-optimal-chemotherapy-in-the-combined-management-of-non-operable-esophageal-carcinomas
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Bianca So, Loredana G Marcu, Ian Olver, Raghu Gowda, Eva Bezak
BACKGROUND: The worldwide incidence of esophageal cancer has greatly increased over the past few decades making it the sixth deadliest cancer. The disease is often detected in advanced stages when surgery is no longer an option. The standard treatment in these situations is combined chemoradiotherapy, by employing drug cocktails that lead to optimal treatment outcomes both from the perspective of tumor control and normal tissue toxicity. METHODS: The aim of this work was to collate the existing trials and clinical studies reported on non-operable esophageal cancer and to analyze the results based on treatment outcomes after various drug combinations...
April 4, 2017: Acta Oncologica
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