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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731537/frailty-and-cancer-implications-for-oncology-surgery-medical-oncology-and-radiation-oncology
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REVIEW
Cecilia G Ethun, Mehmet A Bilen, Ashesh B Jani, Shishir K Maithel, Kenneth Ogan, Viraj A Master
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE The concept of frailty has become increasingly recognized as one of the most important issues in health care and health outcomes and is of particular importance in patients with cancer who are receiving treatment with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Because both cancer itself, as well as the therapies offered, can be significant additional stressors that challenge a patient's physiologic reserve, the incidence of frailty in older patients with cancer is especially high-it is estimated that over one-half of older patients with cancer have frailty or prefrailty...
July 21, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727137/national-evaluation-of-multidisciplinary-quality-metrics-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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John D Cramer, Sedona E Speedy, Robert L Ferris, Alfred W Rademaker, Urjeet A Patel, Sandeep Samant
BACKGROUND: The National Quality Forum has endorsed quality-improvement measures for multiple cancer types that are being developed into actionable tools to improve cancer care. No nationally endorsed quality metrics currently exist for head and neck cancer. METHODS: The authors identified patients with surgically treated, invasive, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in the National Cancer Data Base from 2004 to 2014 and compared the rate of adherence to 5 different quality metrics and whether compliance with these quality metrics impacted overall survival...
July 20, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725676/challenges-to-cervical-cancer-treatment-in-bangladesh-the-development-of-a-women-s-cancer-ward-at-dhaka-medical-college-hospital
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REVIEW
N Haque, A F M K Uddin, B R Dey, F Islam, A Goodman
Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of female cancer mortality worldwide. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy represents the standard of care for patients with stages IB2 to IVa cervical cancer. Unfortunately radiation therapy capacity is severely limited to non-existent in many Low and Middle-Income Countries. One solution has been to use chemotherapy to reduce tumor size to allow for radical surgery or in the case of inoperable cancers, as a placeholder until radiation is available. In Bangladesh, there has been the progressive development of resources for the treatment of women with gynecologic cancers...
August 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723264/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-with-the-addition-of-chemotherapy-to-radiation-therapy-for-stage-i-nasopharyngeal-cancer
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Vivek Verma, Jeffrey M Ryckman, Charles B Simone, Chi Lin
PURPOSE: The standard of care for stage I (T1N0) nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is definitive radiotherapy (RT). Given the phase III evidence supporting combined chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for stage II NPC, we investigated practice patterns and outcomes associated with administration of chemotherapy to RT alone for stage I NPC. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried for clinical T1N0 primary NPC cases (2004-2013) receiving curative-intent RT. Patients with unknown RT/chemotherapy status were excluded, as were benign/sarcomatous histologies and receipt of pharyngectomy...
July 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721899/gaps-in-radiation-therapy-awareness-results-from-an-educational-multi-institutional-survey-of-us-internal-medicine-residents
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Narek Shaverdian, Sun Mi Yoo, Ryan Cook, Eric M Chang, Naomi Jiang, Ye Yuan, Kiri Sandler, Michael Steinberg, Percy Lee
PURPOSE: Internists and primary care providers play a growing role in cancer care. We therefore evaluated the awareness of radiation therapy in general and specifically the clinical utility of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) among current US internal medicine residents. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A web-based institutional review board-approved multi-institutional survey was distributed to US internal medicine residency programs...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721883/patterns-of-care-for-patients-with-early-stage-glottic-cancer-undergoing-definitive-radiation-therapy-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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William A Stokes, Diana Abbott, Andy Phan, David Raben, Ryan M Lanning, Sana D Karam
PURPOSE: To characterize practice patterns, including temporal trends, in fractionation schedules among patients in the United States undergoing definitive radiation therapy for early-stage glottic cancer and to compare overall survival outcomes between fractionation schedules. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We queried the National Cancer Database for patients with TisN0M0, T1N0M0, or T2N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx diagnosed between 2004 and 2012 and undergoing definitive radiation therapy...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717754/surgical-management-of-breast-cancer-in-africa-a-continent-wide-review-of-intervention-practices-barriers-to-care-and-adjuvant-therapy
#7
REVIEW
Stephanie A Sutter, Aaron Slinker, Deo Darius Balumuka, Katrina B Mitchell
Breast cancer has emerged as a leading cancer among women in Africa, necessitating improved understanding of its management across the continent. Although previous studies have described regional trends in therapy, this review aims to summarize continent-wide management and focus specifically on surgical interventions. Current literature shows that the rates of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy vary across different countries and institutions, indicating the need for greater use of standardized cancer treatment guidelines...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
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
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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/28717717/management-and-care-of-women-with-invasive-cervical-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-resource-stratified-clinical-practice-guideline
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Linus T Chuang, Sarah Temin, Rolando Camacho, Alfonso Dueñas-Gonzalez, Sarah Feldman, Murat Gultekin, Vandana Gupta, Susan Horton, Graciela Jacob, Elizabeth A Kidd, Kennedy Lishimpi, Carolyn Nakisige, Joo-Hyun Nam, Hextan Yuen Sheung Ngan, William Small, Gillian Thomas, Jonathan S Berek
PURPOSE: To provide evidence-based, resource-stratified global recommendations to clinicians and policymakers on the management and palliative care of women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. METHODS: ASCO convened a multidisciplinary, multinational panel of cancer control, medical and radiation oncology, health economic, obstetric and gynecologic, and palliative care experts to produce recommendations reflecting resource-tiered settings. A systematic review of literature from 1966 to 2015 failed to yield sufficiently strong quality evidence to support basic- and limited-resource setting recommendations; a formal consensus-based process was used to develop recommendations...
October 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716370/a-systematic-review-and-framework-for-the-use-of-hormone-therapy-with-salvage-radiation-therapy-for-recurrent-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Daniel E Spratt, Robert T Dess, Zachary S Zumsteg, Daniel W Lin, Phuoc T Tran, Todd M Morgan, Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Paul L Nguyen, Charles J Ryan, Howard M Sandler, Matthew R Cooperberg, Edwin Posadas, Felix Y Feng
CONTEXT: Salvage radiotherapy (SRT) is a standard of care for men who recur postprostatectomy, and recent randomized trials have assessed the benefit and toxicity of adding hormone therapy (HT) to SRT with differing results. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of randomized phase III trials of the use of SRT ± HT and generate a framework for the use of HT with SRT. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Systematic literature searches were conducted on February 15, 2017 in three databases (MEDLINE [via PubMed], EMBASE, and ClinicalTrials...
July 14, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714543/effect-of-psychosocial-distress-on-outcome-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiation
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Allen M Chen, Sophia Hsu, Care Felix, Jordan Garst, Taeko Yoshizaki
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine the impact of pretreatment psychosocial distress on compliance to radiation therapy (RT) and clinical outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer STUDY DESIGN: Self-reported responses to the mood and anxiety domains of the University of Washington Quality of Life instrument were reviewed among 133 patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer prior to initiating RT. METHODS: Varying definitions were used (total number of unexpectedly missed RT days, >5 days continuous interruption of RT outside of weekends, >10 days continuous interruption of RT, and failure to complete prescribed course of RT) to analyze the effect of psychosocial disruption on compliance...
July 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707545/diagnostic-evaluation-of-simulation-ct-images-for-adjuvant-radiotherapy-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Bohyun Kim, Young Chul Kim, O Kyu Noh, Jaesung Heo, Hyun Woo Lee, Ji Hoon Kim, Jei Hee Lee, Jai Keun Kim, Oyeon Cho, Young-Taek Oh, Mison Chun
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to review simulation CT scans and evaluate their diagnostic value in patients treated with adjuvant radiation therapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-three patients who had undergone simulation CT scans for adjuvant radiation therapy in pancreatic adenocarcinoma were reviewed. All simulation CT scans were reviewed by professional abdominal radiologists, who compared the images with corresponding prior CT scans to identify new lesions...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705003/adjuvant-and-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-resectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#13
Davendra P S Sohal
Resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma presents the opportunity for cure of this highly lethal disease by allowing complete surgical removal. However, cure rates remain low. Adjuvant therapy following surgical resection is the standard of care. Most data support the use of gemcitabine or 5-fluorouracil in the adjuvant setting, and emerging data indicate gemcitabine plus capecitabine may improve outcomes. Use of adjuvant radiation remains controversial. Ongoing clinical studies will help better define the role of multi-agent regimens as well as radiation in the adjuvant setting...
June 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702499/metastasis-of-cervical-cancer-to-breast-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Ankit Mangla, Nikki Agarwal, Farid Saei Hamedani, Jiaxiang Liu, Shweta Gupta, Michael R Mullane
Metastasis to the breast from an extra-mammary malignancy has been documented in literature, however cervical cancer metastasis to the breast is very rare. Thirty-eight cases of metastatic deposit to the breast from cervical cancer have been reported in literature. Though most patients present with a breast lump, it is very difficult to clinically distinguish a primary breast malignancy from a metastatic deposit. Histopathology of the tissue, aided with immune-histochemical staining pattern provides a definitive diagnosis...
August 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692951/identifying-critical-steps-towards-improved-access-to-innovation-in-cancer-care-a-european-cancer-organisation-position-paper
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Matti Aapro, Alain Astier, Riccardo Audisio, Ian Banks, Pierre Bedossa, Etienne Brain, David Cameron, Paolo Casali, Arturo Chiti, Leticia De Mattos-Arruda, Daniel Kelly, Denis Lacombe, Per J Nilsson, Martine Piccart, Philip Poortmans, Katrine Riklund, Gunnar Saeter, Martin Schrappe, Riccardo Soffietti, Luzia Travado, Hein van Poppel, Suzanne Wait, Peter Naredi
In recent decades cancer care has seen improvements in the speed and accuracy of diagnostic procedures; the effectiveness of surgery, radiation therapy and medical treatments; the power of information technology; and the development of multidisciplinary, specialist-led approaches to care. Such innovations are essential if we are to continue improving the lives of cancer patients across Europe despite financial pressures on our healthcare systems. Investment in innovation must be balanced with the need to ensure the sustainability of healthcare budgets, and all health professionals have a responsibility to help achieve this balance...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689362/predictive-factors-on-outcomes-in-metaplastic-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
C Marc Leyrer, Camille A Berriochoa, Shree Agrawal, Alana Donaldson, Benjamin C Calhoun, Chirag Shah, Robyn Stewart, Halle C F Moore, Rahul D Tendulkar
PURPOSE: Metaplastic breast cancer (MBC) is a rare, aggressive variant of breast cancer, with limited data available regarding treatment and outcomes. This study aims to review patients with MBC treated at our tertiary care institution with an emphasis on the role of treatment modality and histologic classification. METHODS: With IRB-approval, we queried our pathology database for patients with MBC diagnosis. All cases were re-evaluated by dedicated breast pathologists and confirmed as MBC breast cancer...
July 8, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688910/burden-of-palliative-care-issues-encountered-by-radiation-oncologists-caring-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Gregory M Parker, Virginia T LeBaron, Monica Krishnan, Ron Y Shiloh, Alexander Spektor, Lauren Hertan, Tracy A Balboni
PURPOSE: Radiation oncologists frequently provide care for patients with advanced cancer who are in their last months or weeks of life. This study examined the previously not well-characterized types and frequencies of palliative care issues encountered in consultations for palliative radiation therapy (PRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: This prospective, survey-based study assessed consecutive consults for PRT from May 19, 2014, to September 26, 2014 at 3 Boston-area community and academic, hospital-based centers...
May 25, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688680/treatment-guidelines-and-patterns-of-care-in-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma-primary-surgical-resection-vs-nonsurgical-treatment
#18
Rance J T Fujiwara, Barbara Burtness, Zain A Husain, Benjamin L Judson, Aarti Bhatia, Clarence T Sasaki, Wendell G Yarbrough, Saral Mehra
BACKGROUND: The 2017 National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines recommend surgical resection or definitive radiation therapy for early-stage oral cavity malignancies, and surgical resection or multimodality clinical trials for late-stage disease. Few studies have been conducted to identify predictors of choice of treatment modality for oral cavity malignancies. METHODS: All patients in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) diagnosed with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) between 1998 and 2011 were identified...
August 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680281/choosing-wisely-in-cancer-control-across-canada-a-set-of-baseline-indicators
#19
K Tran, R Rahal, S Fung, G Lockwood, C Louzado, J Xu, H Bryant
Value-based care, which balances high-quality care with the most efficient use of resources, has been considered the next frontier in cancer care and a means to maintain health system sustainability. Created to promote value-based care, Choosing Wisely Canada-modelled after Choosing Wisely in the United States-is a national clinician-driven campaign to identify unnecessary or harmful services that are frequently used in Canada. As part of the campaign, national medical societies have developed recommendations for tests and treatments that clinicians and patients should question...
June 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676068/correlation-between-delivered-radiation-doses-to-the-brainstem-or-vestibular-organ-and-nausea-vomiting-toxicity-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancers-an-observational-clinical-trial
#20
Kilian Schiller, Hanno Martin Specht, Bernhard Haller, Daniela Hallqvist, Michal Devecka, Aaron Becker von Rose, Stephanie Elisabeth Combs, Steffi Pigorsch
OBJECTIVE: Today intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can be considered the standard of care in patients with head and neck tumors. IMRT treatment plans are proven to reduce acute treatment related side effects by optimal sparing of organs at risk (OAR). At the same time, areas that were out of the former 3D fields now receive low radiation doses. Amongst those areas the brainstem (BS) and the vestibular system (VS) are known to be physiologically connected to nausea and vomiting (NV)...
July 4, 2017: Radiation Oncology
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