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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912833/treatment-of-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Kit Tam, Megan Daly, Karen Kelly
Locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer is a heterogeneous disease with typically poor outcomes. Select patients may benefit from the integration of surgery, whereas patients with bulky, multistation, or contralateral (N3) mediastinal involvement are managed with definitive chemoradiation. Attempts to improve outcomes through induction, consolidation, or maintenance chemotherapy or radiation dose escalation have not demonstrated a survival benefit. Current research efforts focus on the integration of novel systemic agents that exploit tumor-specific driver mutations, augment antitumor immune response, or enhance radiation sensitivity...
February 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912764/sbrt-for-centrally-localized-nsclc-what-is-too-central
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J Roesch, C Panje, F Sterzing, F Mantel, U Nestle, N Andratschke, M Guckenberger
PURPOSE: Current guidelines recommend stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in medically inoperable patients. There are excellent outcome and toxicity data for SBRT of peripheral lung tumors. However, the discussion on SBRT for centrally located tumors is controversial. This study evaluated current clinical practice regarding SBRT of centrally located lung tumors, to identify common fractionation schedules and commonly accepted contraindications for SBRT...
December 3, 2016: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900088/favorable-control-of-advanced-colon-adenocarcinoma-with-severe-bone-marrow-metastasis-a-case-report
#3
Fumiyasu Hanamura, Yoshihiro Shibata, Tsuyoshi Shirakawa, Miyuki Kuwayama, Hisanobu Oda, Hiroshi Ariyama, Kenichi Taguchi, Taito Esaki, Eishi Baba
Colorectal cancer (CRC) has a propensity to metastasize to the liver, lungs and regional abdominal lymph nodes, but rarely to the bone marrow. A 60-year-old man presented to the National Hospital Organization Kyushu Cancer Center with a 4-week history of persistent lower back pain, anorexia and difficulty defecating. Complete blood count revealed severe thrombocytopenia and erythroblastosis, suggesting a hematological malignancy. However, the bone marrow examination demonstrated involvement by a moderately to poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, but no hematopoietic abnormalities...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861398/ratio-of-lymph-node-to-primary-tumor-suvmax-multiplied-by-maximal-tumor-diameter-on-positron-emission-tomography-integrated-computed-tomography-may-be-a-predictor-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-malignancy-in-lung-cancer
#4
Yi Liu, Yanhua Tang, Zhiqiang Xue, Ping Yang, Kefeng Ma, Guangyu Ma, Xiangyang Chu
Positron emission tomography/integrated computed tomography (PET/CT) provides the most accurate imaging modality for preoperative lung cancer staging. However, the diagnostic accuracy of maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) for mediastinal (N2) lymph nodes (LN) is unclear. We compared SUVmax, the ratio of LN to primary tumor SUVmax (SUVn/t), and SUVn/t multiplied by maximal tumor diameter (SUVindex) in terms of their abilities to predict mediastinal LN malignancy.We retrospectively analyzed 170 mediastinal LN stations from 73 consecutive patients who underwent systemic LN resection and PET/CT within 27 days...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854541/what-exactly-is-a-centrally-located-lung-tumor-results-of-an-on-line-survey
#5
Roberto F Casal, Macarena R Vial, Russell Miller, Lakshmi Mudambi, Horiana B Grosu, George A Eapen, Carlos A Jimenez, Rodolfo C Morice, Lorraine Cornwell, David Ost
RATIONALE: Accurate mediastinal staging is cornerstone in the management of patients with lung cancer. For patients with radiographically normal mediastinum, current lung cancer guidelines recommend invasive mediastinal staging when tumors are centrally located. However, definitions of central tumors are non-specific and there are discrepancies among guidelines (e.g. some use the inner one third of the hemithorax while others use the inner two thirds). OBJECTIVES: To describe the definitions of central tumors used by pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons in their practice...
November 17, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849557/honokiol-decreases-lung-cancer-metastasis-through-inhibition-of-the-stat3-signaling-pathway
#6
Jing Pan, Yongik Lee, Qi Zhang, Donghai Xiong, Wan C Tina, Yian Wang, Ming You
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Metastasis to lymph nodes (LN) and distal organs, especially brain, leads to severe complications and death. Preventing lung cancer development and metastases is important strategy to reduce lung cancer mortality. Honokiol (HNK), a natural compound presents in extracts of magnolia bark, has a favorable bioavailability profile and recently has been shown to readily cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). In the current study, we evaluated the anti-metastatic effects of HNK in both the LN and brain mouse models of lung tumor metastasis...
November 14, 2016: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821820/-surgical-case-of-the-composite-tumor-of-primary-lung-cancer-and-follicular-bronchiolitis
#7
Nobuhiro Tanaka, Yosuke Shimizu, Yasuo Hashizume
A case was a 72-year-old female who was pointed out abnormal findings on her chest X-ray taken at the medical checkup. Chest computed tomography revealed a tumor with 3.1 cm in diameter at the right lower lobe and multiple small nodules in both lung lobes. We initially suspected lung cancer with intrapulmonary metastases. However, only tumor at the right lower lobe increased in size and the size of other small nodules was not changed. Therefore, we performed the right lower lobectomy with mediastinal nodal dissection and the partial resection of right middle lobe to establish the diagnosis...
November 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816689/minimally-invasive-resection-of-synchronous-triple-primary-tumors-of-the-esophagus-lung-and-thymus-a-case-report
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Xiao Song, Haibo Shen, Jie Li, Fengmin Wang
INTRODUCTION: Reports of synchronous multiple primary tumors are very rare. We report a case of synchronous esophagus and lung cancer combined with thymoma treated with a minimally invasive approach. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In a 63-year-old patient, cT2 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma was found. Chest computed tomography revealed a lesion in the right upper lobe combined with an antero-superior mediastinal mass. She was treated with one-stage bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic+laparoscopic esophagectomy with lymph node dissection and lobectomy with complete lymphadenectomy followed by thymomectomy and demonstrated a favorable response at early follow-up, without severe adverse surgical complications and evidence of local recurrence or distant metastasis...
October 23, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812495/lung-cancer-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-diagnosed-by-intravascular-biopsy-using-ebus-tbna
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Daegeun Lee, Seong Mi Moon, Dongwuk Kim, Juwon Kim, Haseong Chang, Bumhee Yang, Suk Hyeon Jeong, Kyung Jong Lee
Since superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is a critical condition, immediate diagnostic approach and therapy are imperative to avoid potentially life-threatening complications. Here, we report a case of lung cancer with SVCS, which was diagnosed through intravascular tumor biopsy using endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). EBUS-TBNA enabled us to obtain tissue sufficient for diagnosis, without significant complications. Prompt diagnosis was followed by appropriate anticancer treatment and improvement in the symptoms...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784447/-value-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-diagnosis-of-the-mediastinal-enlarged-lymph-nodes
#10
Y Liu, S L Liu, W Q Jia, Y Y Wang, J Wang
Objective: To investigate the value of the endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in diagnosing mediastinal enlarged lymph nodes. Methods: A total of 210 patients with mediastinal enlarged lymph nodes from the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from 2014 July to 2015 October were enrolled for EBUS-TBNA. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) imaging features, including lymph node short diameter, the ratio of longitudinal to transverse diameter, the blood flow and morphology destroy, in benign and malignant lymph nodes were evaluated separately and their relationships with the rate of malignant lymph nodes were also analyzed...
October 18, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780965/a-case-of-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-bhd-syndrome-harboring-a-novel-folliculin-flcn-gene-mutation
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Takuro Yukawa, Takuya Fukazawa, Masakazu Yoshida, Ichiro Morita, Katsuya Kato, Yasumasa Monobe, Mitsuko Furuya, Yoshio Naomoto
BACKGROUND Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder clinically characterized by pulmonary cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax, renal cell cancer, and skin fibrofolliculomas. The disorder is caused by germline mutations in the FLCN gene. CASE REPORT A 56-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest revealed bilateral multiple bullae predominantly located in the subpleural and mediastinal areas in the bilateral upper and lower lobes...
October 26, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760975/-two-cases-of-germ-cell-tumors-with-hyperthyroidism-due-to-high-serum-hcglevels
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Ichiro Chihara, Satoshi Nitta, Tomokazu Kimura, Shuya Kandori, Takashi Kawahara, Natsui Waku, Takahiro Kojima, Akira Joraku, Jun Miyazaki, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Hiroaki Suzuki, Koji Kawai, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
We reported two cases of hyperthyroidism that developed during induction chemotherapy for advanced germ cell tumors with high serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels. Case 1 : An 18-year-old man with mediastinal choriocarcinoma complained of tachycardia and tremor. His pretreatment serum hCG level was 1.37 million mIU/ml. The free thyroxine (fT4) level measured on day 2 of the first course of bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin (BEP) was elevated to 7.8 ng/dl (<1.7 ng/dl), whereasthe thyroidstimulating hormone (TSH) level was undetectable...
September 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759842/differential-diagnosis-of-solitary-pulmonary-inflammatory-lesions-and-peripheral-lung-cancers-with-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography
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Zhi-Gang Chu, Bo Sheng, Meng-Qi Liu, Fa-Jin Lv, Qi Li, Yu Ouyang
OBJECTIVES: To clarify differences between solitary pulmonary inflammatory lesions and peripheral lung cancers with contrast-enhanced computed tomography. METHODS: In total, 64 and 132 patients with solitary pulmonary inflammatory masses/nodules and peripheral lung cancers, respectively, were enrolled in this study. Their computed tomographic findings were summarized and compared retrospectively. RESULTS: Compared with the peripheral lung cancers, the inflammatory lesions were located closer to the pleura (p<0...
October 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756320/a-case-of-peritoneal-metastasis-during-treatment-for-hypopharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Takahiro Wakasaki, Hirofumi Omori, Shintaro Sueyoshi, Fumihide Rikimaru, Satoshi Toh, Kenichi Taguchi, Yuichiro Higaki, Masaru Morita, Muneyuki Masuda
BACKGROUND: Advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinomas frequently develop distant metastases to limited organs, including the lungs, bone, mediastinal lymph nodes, brain, and liver. Peritoneal carcinomatosis as an initial distant metastasis from hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is quite rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75-year-old man diagnosed with hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and his clinical stage was determined as T2N2cM0. Notably, the right retropharyngeal lymph node surrounded more than half of the right internal carotid artery...
October 18, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747016/the-effectiveness-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-evaluation-in-a-patient-with-ground-glass-opacity-tumor
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Youngkyu Moon, Sook Whan Sung, Min Namkoong, Jae Kil Park
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) presenting as a ground glass opacity (GGO) nodule is better than other types of lung cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the necessity of mediastinal lymph node evaluation (MLE) in clinical N0 GGO-predominant NSCLC. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 358 patients treated for clinical N0 NSCLC that was found by curative resection to be 3 cm or smaller in size. We analyzed clinicopathological findings and survival among three groups with either GGO-predominant or solid-predominant tumor: no mediastinal lymph node evaluation (NoMLE) group, mediastinal lymph node sampling (MLS) group, and mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND) group...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746997/efficacy-of-lymph-node-dissection-during-robotic-assisted-lobectomy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-retrospective-review-of-159-consecutive-cases
#16
Frank O Velez-Cubian, Kathryn L Rodriguez, Matthew R Thau, Carla C Moodie, Joseph R Garrett, Jacques P Fontaine, Eric M Toloza
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether robotic-assisted surgery improves mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND). METHODS: We analyzed patients (pts) who underwent robotic-assisted video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (R-VATS) lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) over 36 months. Perioperative outcomes, tumor histology, numbers, locations, and status of all lymph nodes (LNs), and TNM (tumor, nodal, and metastasis) stage changes were analyzed. RESULTS: One hundred fifty-nine pts had mean tumor size 3...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743888/heart-dose-is-an-independent-dosimetric-predictor-of-overall-survival-in-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Christina K Speirs, Todd A DeWees, Sana Rehman, Alerson Molotievschi, Maria A Velez, Daniel Mullen, Sandra Fergus, Marco Trovo, Jeffrey D Bradley, Cliff G Robinson
INTRODUCTION: In the randomized trial of standard- versus high-dose chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced (LA) NSCLC (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 0617), overall survival (OS) was worse in the high-dose arm. Although heart dose was suggested as a contributing factor, actionable parameters have not been established. We present an analysis of clinical and dosimetric parameters affecting OS in this patient population, focusing on heart dose. METHODS: Clinical data were collected on 416 patients with LA NSCLC treated at a single institution, with a subset of 333 available treatment plans recontoured using Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 0617 normal tissue guidelines...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729935/a-case-of-s-100-negative-melanoma-a-diagnostic-pitfall-in-the-workup-of-a-poorly-differentiated-metastatic-tumor-of-unknown-origin
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Anna Biernacka, Konstantinos D Linos, Peter A DeLong, Arief A Suriawinata, Vijayalakshmi Padmanabhan, Xiaoying Liu
When confronted with a metastatic poorly differentiated tumor of unknown origin, the initial workup includes the standard panel of immunostains to rule out carcinoma, sarcoma, lymphoma, and the greatest mimicker in pathology - malignant melanoma. Although not specific, the S-100 protein is expressed in over 95% of malignant melanomas. Herein, we present a case of multiorgan metastatic malignancy with a dominant hilar and mediastinal mass in a current smoker; clinically, highly suggestive of widespread primary lung cancer...
2016: CytoJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716240/salvage-surgery-for-local-failures-after-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
Naomi E Verstegen, Alexander P W M Maat, Frank J Lagerwaard, Marinus A Paul, Michel I Versteegh, Joris J Joosten, Willem Lastdrager, Egbert F Smit, Ben J Slotman, Joost J M E Nuyttens, Suresh Senan
INTRODUCTION: The literature on surgical salvage, i.e. lung resections in patients who develop a local recurrence following stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), is limited. We describe our experience with salvage surgery in nine patients who developed a local recurrence following SABR for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Patients who underwent surgical salvage for a local recurrence following SABR for NSCLC were identified from two Dutch institutional databases...
October 3, 2016: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699012/lipopolysaccharide-binding-protein-is-efficient-in-biodosimetry-during-radiotherapy-of-lung-cancer
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Justyna Chalubinska-Fendler, Wojciech Fendler, Michal Spych, Krystyna Wyka, Jolanta Luniewska-Bury, Jacek Fijuth
The aim of the present study was to determine if the serum levels of early markers of inflammation, such as interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP), and lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) were correlated with the radiation dose received by the pulmonary and mediastinal structures of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This pilot study included 26 patients with NSCLC who received total radiation doses ranging from 54 to 74 Gy (2.0 Gy/fraction). Cytokines were measured at baseline by enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay, and following administration of total doses of 20 and 40 Gy...
October 2016: Biomedical Reports
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