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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924682/rehabilitation-for-cancer-patients
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Joachim Weis, Jürgen M Giesler
Rehabilitation for cancer patients aims at reducing the impact of disabling and limiting conditions resulting from cancer and its treatment in order to enable patients to regain social integration and participation. Given current trends in cancer incidence and survival along with progress in medical treatment, cancer rehabilitation is becoming increasingly important in contemporary health care. Although not without limitations, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) provides a valuable perspective for cancer rehabilitation in understanding impairments in functioning and activity as the result of an interaction between a health condition and contextual factors...
2018: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921651/somatic-mutation-analysis-of-human-cancers-challenges-in-clinical-practice
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Gregory J Tsongalis, William B Coleman
Somatic mutation analysis of human cancers has become the standard of practice. Whether screening for single gene variants or sequencing hundreds of cancer-related genes, this genomic information is the basis for precision medicine initiatives in oncology. Genomic profiling results in information that allows oncologists to make a more educated selection of appropriate therapeutic strategies that more often combine traditional cytotoxic chemotherapy and radiation with novel targeted therapies. Here we discuss the nuances of implementing somatic mutation testing in a clinical setting...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918552/long-term-quality-of-life-profile-in-oncology-a-comparison-between-cancer-survivors-and-the-general-population
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Maria Antonietta Annunziata, Barbara Muzzatti, Cristiana Flaiban, Katiuscia Gipponi, Carlo Carnaghi, Paolo Tralongo, Michele Caruso, Raffaele Cavina, Umberto Tirelli
PURPOSE: Understanding the quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors is relevant to both clinical practice and health care policy. The current study compared the QoL profile in this specific population with that of a normative sample for the general population, as well as with those of both healthy and oncological patients normative sub-samples. In addition, associations between the obtained QoL profile and the main socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample were examined...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915810/does-one-workshop-on-respecting-cultural-differences-increase-health-professionals-confidence-to-improve-the-care-of-australian-aboriginal-patients-with-cancer-an-evaluation
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Angela Durey, Georgia Halkett, Melissa Berg, Leanne Lester, Marion Kickett
BACKGROUND: Aboriginal Australians have worse cancer survival rates than other Australians. Reasons include fear of a cancer diagnosis, reluctance to attend mainstream health services and discrimination from health professionals. Offering health professionals education in care focusing on Aboriginal patients' needs is important. The aim of this paper was to evaluate whether participating in a workshop improved the confidence of radiation oncology health professionals in their knowledge, communication and ability to offer culturally safe healthcare to Aboriginal Australians with cancer...
September 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915716/implementation-and-utilization-of-the-molecular-tumor-board-to-guide-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Shuko Harada, Rebecca Arend, Qian Dai, Jessica A Levesque, Thomas S Winokur, Rongjun Guo, Martin J Heslin, Lisle Nabell, L Burt Nabors, Nita A Limdi, Kevin A Roth, Edward E Partridge, Gene P Siegal, Eddy S Yang
BACKGROUND: With rapid advances in genomic medicine, the complexity of delivering precision medicine to oncology patients across a university health system demanded the creation of a Molecular Tumor Board (MTB) for patient selection and assessment of treatment options. The objective of this report is to analyze our progress to date and discuss the importance of the MTB in the implementation of personalized medicine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were reviewed in the MTB for appropriateness for comprehensive next generation sequencing (NGS) cancer gene set testing based on set criteria that were in place...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911084/the-critical-mass-survey-of-palliative-care-programme-at-esmo-designated-centres-of-integrated-oncology-and-palliative-care
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D Hui, N Cherny, N Latino, F Strasser
Background: The ESMO Designated Centres (ESMO-DCs) of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care (PC) Incentive Programme has grown steadily. We aimed to characterise the level of PC clinical services, education and research at ESMO-DCs. Methods: We sent all 184 ESMO-DCs an electronic survey consisting of 78 questions examining the DC characteristics, palliative care clinical programme (structure, processes, and outcomes), primary PC delivery by oncologists, education, research and attitudes and beliefs towards the ESMO-DC programme...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905809/the-acceptance-of-illness-in-lung-cancer-patients-before-and-after-surgical-treatment
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Andrzej Nowicki, Paulina Graczyk, Marzena Lemanowicz
Lung cancer is the most common malignant tumor in the world, as well as one of the cancers with the most fatal prognosis. The acceptance of the disease is the most important element of the adaptive process. The better the illness acceptance, the lower the stress level and the higher the self-esteem, which facilitates the adaptation to the health status. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the acceptance of the disease in patients before and after lung cancer surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 2016 at the Center of Oncology in Bydgoszcz and the Kuyavian and Pomeranian Pulmonology Center in Bydgoszcz...
August 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898593/biosimilars-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Robert M Rifkin, Susan R Peck
In 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first biosimilar, filgrastim-sndz, a biosimilar of the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor filgrastim. Since that time, the FDA has approved four additional biosimilar tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors, and, in May 2017, the Oncology Drug Advisory Committee voted in favor of approval of an epoetin alfa biosimilar. The patents of several widely used biologic cancer therapies (including trastuzumab, rituximab, bevacizumab, cetuximab, and pegfilgrastim) are recently expired or due to expire in the near future, so the introduction of biosimilars into the oncology treatment armamentarium is imminent...
September 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894725/safety-of-checkpoint-inhibitors-for-cancer-treatment-strategies-for-patient-monitoring-and-management-of-immune-mediated-adverse-events
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REVIEW
Marianne Davies, Emily A Duffield
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs), in the form of monoclonal antibodies against CTLA-4, PD-1, and PD-L1, have dramatically changed the treatment approach in several advanced cancers. Due to their mechanism of action, these novel agents are associated with a unique spectrum of immune-mediated adverse events (imAEs), with a safety profile that indicates they are better tolerated than traditional chemotherapeutic agents. This article aims to provide education on the current knowledge about imAEs associated with ICPI treatment, including strategies and tools for the prompt identification, evaluation, and optimal management of these events...
2017: ImmunoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890435/pain-control-in-thoracic-oncology
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Christine Peeters-Asdourian, Gilbert Massard, Paragi H Rana, Paul Van Houtte, Andrew P White, Bogdan Grigoriu, Dominique Lossignol, Mohammed Almalki, Jean Alexiou, Jean-Luc Engelholm, Jean-Paul Sculier
This review of pain management in lung cancer is based on the presentation of four cases of thoracic oncology patients with pain at various stages of their disease. The approach will be multidisciplinary, involving a thoracic oncologist, radiologist, thoracic and orthopaedic spine surgeon, radiation therapist, pain medicine specialist, and palliative care specialist. This multispecialty approach to the management of different painful presentations in thoracic oncology will demonstrate the complexity of each case and the improved patient outcomes which result from the involvement of different disciplines working in concert...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887095/psychological-distress-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-urological-cancer-a-single-centre-cross-sectional-study
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Antonio Luigi Pastore, Ana Mir, Serena Maruccia, Giovanni Palleschi, Antonio Carbone, Cristina Lopez, Nuria Camps, Joan Palou
PURPOSE: Interest in the disease-specific psychological well-being of patients with cancer has increased, and it has been estimated that less than half of all patients with cancer are properly identified and subsequently treated for anxiety or depression. The aim of this study is to evaluate psychological distress in uro-oncological patients undergoing different surgeries: radical cystectomy, radical prostatectomy, radical nephrectomy, or transurethral resection (TUR) before the surgery...
September 5, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862111/how-can-we-improve-education-of-breast-surgeons-across-europe
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Agnieszka Kolacinska
The proposed global curriculum developed by the American Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and the textbook: provides a state-of- the- art of breast cancer surgery, complements the syllabus and curriculum of the Union Europeenne des Medecins Specialistes (UEMS) examination in breast surgery/ European Board of Surgery Qualification in Breast Surgery (EBSQinBS) administered by ESSO (1) Knowledge and understanding of the principles of breast cancer incidence, aetiology, risk factors, genetics, premalignant and high-risk lesions, pathology, prognostic and predictive factors, risk prediction models, screening, diagnosis and imaging, breast cancer, oncoplastic, reconstructive breast surgery, axillary surgery and future perspective for this, radiation therapy, neoadjuvant and adjuvant systemic treatment- endocrine-, immuno- and chemotherapy, side effects and toxicities of treatment, locoregional recurrence, follow-up, locally advanced breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, breast cancer in young and elderly patients, survivor issues, lymphedema, palliative care, chroni pain, body image and sexuality, fertility issues, cognitive functions, etc...
July 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861844/physical-activity-and-advanced-cancer-the-views-of-oncology-and-palliative-care-physicians-in-ireland
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G Sheill, E Guinan, L O Neill, D Hevey, J Hussey
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) levels play an important role in maintaining the quality of life and enhancing the physical function of advanced cancer patients. A brief exercise prompt by physicians can increase PA levels of patients diagnosed with cancer. AIMS: This study explores the views of Irish oncology and palliative care physicians towards PA for patients with advanced cancer. METHODS: A web-based survey with closed- and open-ended questions was used to explore physicians' views...
August 31, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857314/factors-influencing-time-to-seeking-medical-advice-and-onset-of-treatment-in-women-who-are-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer-in-serbia
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Lj Stamatovic, S Vasovic, J Trifunovic, N Boskov, Z Gajic, A Parezanovic, M Icevic, A Cirkovic, N Milic
OBJECTIVE: Streamlining the diagnosis is a key factor in improving the treatment outcomes for breast cancer. The aim of this study was to determine factors influencing time to seeking medical advice and treatment onset in women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in Serbia. METHODS: The study was a multicenter, cross-sectional national survey, performed at ten oncology centers in Serbia. Time intervals spent throughout the complex diagnostic pathway were evaluated using a validated questionnaire administered to women with breast cancer (n=800)...
August 31, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844825/patient-navigation-across-the-spectrum-of-women-s-health-care-in-the-united-states
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REVIEW
Kathryn M McKenney, Noelle G Martinez, Lynn M Yee
Patient navigation is a patient-centered intervention that uses trained personnel to identify patient-level barriers, including financial, cultural, logistical, and educational obstacles to health care and then mitigate these barriers to facilitate complete and timely access to health services. For example, to assist a Medicaid patient seeking postpartum care, a patient navigator could help her schedule an appointment before her insurance benefits change, coordinate transportation and child care, give her informational pamphlets on contraception options, and accompany her to the appointment to ensure her questions are answered...
August 24, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840409/physician-experiences-and-understanding-of-genomic-sequencing-in-oncology
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Caroline M Weipert, Kerry A Ryan, Jessica N Everett, Beverly M Yashar, Arul M Chinnaiyan, J Scott Roberts, Raymond De Vries, Brian J Zikmund-Fisher, Victoria M Raymond
The amount of information produced by genomic sequencing is vast, technically complicated, and can be difficult to interpret. Appropriately tailoring genomic information for non-geneticists is an essential next step in the clinical use of genomic sequencing. To initiate development of a framework for genomic results communication, we conducted eighteen qualitative interviews with oncologists who had referred adult cancer patients to a matched tumor-normal tissue genomic sequencing study. In our qualitative analysis, we found varied levels of clinician knowledge relating to sequencing technology, the scope of the tumor genomic sequencing study, and incidental germline findings...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840352/barriers-to-laparoscopic-colon-resection-for-cancer-a-national-analysis
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Alexander T Hawkins, Molly M Ford, M Benjamin Hopkins, Roberta L Muldoon, Jonathan P Wanderer, Alexander A Parikh, Timothy M Geiger
BACKGROUND: Level one evidence has shown that minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for colon cancer improves short-term outcomes with equivalent long-term oncologic results when compared to open surgery. However, the adoption of MIS for patients with colon cancer has not been universal. The goal of this study is to identify barriers to the use of MIS surgery in colon cancer resection across the United States. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for all cases of colonic adenocarcinoma resection from 2010 to 2012...
August 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838897/rethinking-exercise-identity-a-qualitative-study-of-physically-inactive-cancer-patients-transforming-process-while-undergoing-chemotherapy
#18
Lis Adamsen, Christina Andersen, Christian Lillelund, Kira Bloomquist, Tom Møller
OBJECTIVE: To explore physically inactive breast and colon cancer patients' prediagnosis exercise history and attitudes to physical activity (PA) and experiences in initiating PA while undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy. DESIGN: An explorative qualitative study guided the interpretive analysis of semistructured, open-ended interviews conducted at initiation of chemotherapy and after 12 weeks. The study was embedded in a pilot randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Participants were recruited from the Oncological Department at a hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark...
August 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837375/hematology-oncology-fellows-training-in-geriatrics-and-geriatric-oncology-findings-from-an-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-sponsored-national-survey
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Ronald J Maggiore, William Dale, Arti Hurria, Heidi D Klepin, Andrew Chapman, Efrat Dotan, Supriya G Mohile, Arash Naeim, Ajeet Gajra, Mary K Buss
PURPOSE: Older adults compose the majority of patients with cancer in the United States; however, it is unclear how well geriatrics or geriatric oncology training is being incorporated into hematology-oncology (hem-onc) fellowships. METHODS: A convenience sample of hem-onc fellows completed a (written or electronic) survey assessing their education, clinical experiences, and perceived proficiency in geriatric oncology during training; knowledge base in geriatric oncology; confidence in managing older adults with cancer; and general attitudes toward geriatric oncology principles...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836655/delays-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-among-children-with-cancer-egyptian-perspective
#20
Suzy Abdelmabood, Shaimaa Kandil, Ahmed Megahed, Ashraf Fouda
Delayed diagnosis is one of the contributing factors to lower cure rates for cancer in low-income countries. This was a cross-sectional study of 138 children with cancer who were treated at the Pediatric Oncology Unit, Oncology Center of Mansoura University, Egypt. One hundred and sixteen patients were initially misdiagnosed. The median total delay was 37 days, including median patient/parent delay of 3 days and median physician delay of 28 days. The type of cancer significantly influenced the diagnostic delay...
August 20, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
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