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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678514/effect-of-neoadjuvant-therapy-and-rectal-surgery-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-during-the-first-2-years-after-diagnosis
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Alice M Couwenberg, Johannes P M Burbach, Wilhelmina M U van Grevenstein, Anke B Smits, Esther C J Consten, Anandi H W Schiphorst, Niels A T Wijffels, Joost T Heikens, Martijn P W Intven, Helena M Verkooijen
INTRODUCTION: Rectal cancer surgery with neoadjuvant therapy is associated with substantial morbidity. The present study describes the course of quality of life (QOL) in rectal cancer patients in the first 2 years after the start of treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective study within a colorectal cancer cohort including rectal cancer patients who were referred for neoadjuvant chemoradiation or short-course radiotherapy and underwent rectal surgery...
March 21, 2018: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678476/cabazitaxel-plus-lapatinib-as-therapy-for-her2-metastatic-breast-cancer-with-intracranial-metastases-results-of-a-dose-finding-study
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Denise A Yardley, Lowell L Hart, Patrick J Ward, Gail L Wright, Mythili Shastry, Lindsey Finney, Laura M DeBusk, John D Hainsworth
BACKGROUND: Lapatinib is an oral small molecule tyrosine kinase epidermal growth factor receptor-1/HER2 inhibitor that crosses the blood-brain barrier and is active against central nervous system (CNS) metastases. Cabazitaxel is a taxoid that is effective against taxane-resistant metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and has distinguished itself by its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. The present phase II study (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier, NCT01934894) evaluated the combination of these agents to treat HER2+ MBC patients with CNS metastases...
March 8, 2018: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675546/telehealth-applied-to-physical-activity-during-cancer-treatment-a-feasibility-acceptability-and-randomized-pilot-study
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Charlène Villaron, François Cury, François Eisinger, Maria-A Cappiello, Tanguy Marqueste
PURPOSE: Previous studies have underlined the benefits of exercise during cancer therapy. However, patients are insufficiently active during treatment. Telehealth is used to encourage people to be active, reducing difficulties and offsetting the lack of infrastructure often reported. We aimed to identify the effects of recommendations and telehealth on the level of physical activity, fatigue, and quality of life. METHODS: Sixty patients suffering from various cancers under treatment were randomized into two groups...
April 19, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669701/crizotinib-in-patients-with-advanced-inoperable-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumours-with-and-without-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-gene-alterations-european-organisation-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-90101-create-a-multicentre-single-drug-prospective-non
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Patrick Schöffski, Jozef Sufliarsky, Hans Gelderblom, Jean-Yves Blay, Sandra J Strauss, Silvia Stacchiotti, Piotr Rutkowski, Lars H Lindner, Michael G Leahy, Antoine Italiano, Nicolas Isambert, Maria Debiec-Rychter, Raf Sciot, Thomas Van Cann, Sandrine Marréaud, Axelle Nzokirantevye, Sandra Collette, Agnieszka Wozniak
BACKGROUND: An inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMFT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm characterised by anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangements. We assessed the activity and safety of crizotinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, targeting ALK in patients with advanced IMFT either with or without ALK alterations. METHODS: We did a multicentre, biomarker-driven, single-drug, non-randomised, open-label, two-stage phase 2 trial (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer 90101 CREATE) at 13 study sites (five university hospitals and eight specialty clinics) in eight European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, and the UK)...
April 12, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665805/determinants-of-illness-specific-social-support-and-its-relation-to-distress-in-long-term-melanoma-survivors
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Sabine Fischbeck, Veronika Weyer-Elberich, Sylke R Zeissig, Barbara H Imruck, Maria Blettner, Harald Binder, Manfred E Beutel
BACKGROUND: Social support is considered to be one of the most important resources for coping with cancer. However, social interactions may also be detrimental, e. g. disappointing or discouraging. The present study explored: 1. the extent of illness-specific positive aspects of social support and detrimental interactions in melanoma survivors, 2. their relationships to mental health characteristics (e. g. distress, quality of life, fatigue, coping processes, and dispositional optimism) and 3...
April 17, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663137/health-related-quality-of-life-among-cancer-patients-in-their-last-year-of-life-results-from-the-profiles-registry
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Natasja J H Raijmakers, M Zijlstra, J van Roij, O Husson, S Oerlemans, L V van de Poll-Franse
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the last year of life of cancer patients stratified by four periods of time before death. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, cancer patients were invited to participate in PROFILES (Patient Reported Outcomes Following Initial Treatment and Long-term Evaluation of Survivorship) registry studies. Patients were eligible for inclusion in this secondary analysis if they had been invited to complete the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) in their last year of life (N = 892)...
April 16, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662537/untire-an-all-embracing-self-management-ehealth-program-to-cope-with-cancer-related-fatigue
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Abraham Johannes Kuiper, Maria Dorothea Jacoba Wolvers, Dora Vonk, Anton Hagenbeek
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a frequent and invalidating problem in (former) cancer patients. If there are no medical causes, relief of fatigue can be attained by means of non-pharmacological interventions. Guidelines prescribe a multimodal approach with a focus on mental processes, physical activity and sleep. Online interventions have been shown to be effective in reducing CRF. These results inspired the creation of an all-embracing app on the various behavioural and physical activity modification themes that are recommended in oncological guidelines...
2018: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660795/symptom-and-function-profiles-of-men-with-localized-prostate-cancer
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Bryce B Reeve, Xianming Tan, Ronald C Chen, Deborah S Usinger, Laura C Pinheiro
BACKGROUND: Men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer seek information on how treatment options may impact their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The authors used latent profile analysis (LPA) to group men according to their symptom burden and functional status and to identify patient characteristics associated with each HRQOL profile. METHODS: Patients completed the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System and the Expanded Prostate Index Composite measures 3 months after treatment initiation...
April 16, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660598/first-in-human-phase-1-dose-escalation-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-study-of-the-oral-dual-pi3k-and-mtorc1-2-inhibitor-pqr309-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-sakk-67-13
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Andreas Wicki, Nicholas Brown, Alexandros Xyrafas, Vincent Bize, Hanne Hawle, Simona Berardi, Nataša Cmiljanović, Vladimir Cmiljanović, Michael Stumm, Saša Dimitrijević, Richard Herrmann, Vincent Prêtre, Reto Ritschard, Alexandar Tzankov, Viviane Hess, Alexa Childs, Cinta Hierro, Jordi Rodon, Dagmar Hess, Markus Joerger, Roger von Moos, Cristiana Sessa, Rebecca Kristeleit
BACKGROUND: PQR309 is an orally bioavailable, balanced pan-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K), mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) C1 and mTORC2 inhibitor. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is an accelerated titration, 3 + 3 dose-escalation, open-label phase I trial of continuous once-daily (OD) PQR309 administration to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics in patients with advanced solid tumours. Primary objectives were to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D)...
April 13, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658446/colorectal-cancers-survivors-adherence-to-lifestyle-recommendations-and-cross-sectional-associations-with-health-related-quality-of-life
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Jose J L Breedveld-Peters, Janna L Koole, Eloise Müller-Schulte, Bernadette W A van der Linden, Cherelle Windhausen, Martijn J L Bours, Eline H van Roekel, Matty P Weijenberg
The lifestyle recommendations of the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF)/American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) are primarily intended for cancer prevention. In the absence of specific recommendations for cancer survivors, we investigated adherence of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors to the WCRF/AICR lifestyle recommendations and associations with health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The cross-sectional part of the Energy for life after ColoRectal cancer (EnCoRe) study was conducted in 155 CRC survivors (stage I-III), 2-10 years post diagnosis...
April 16, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656759/physical-behavior-and-associations-with-health-outcomes-in-operable-nsclc-patients-a-prospective-study
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J G Josien Timmerman, M G H Marit Dekker-van Weering, M W J M Michel Wouters, M M Martijn Stuiver, W Wanda de Kanter, M M R Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to 1) characterize daily physical behavior of operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, from preoperative to six months postoperative using accelerometry, and explore if physical behavior preoperative or one month postoperative is associated with better health outcomes at six months postoperative. METHODS: A prospective study with 23 patients (13 female) diagnosed with primary NSCLC and scheduled for curative lung resection was performed...
May 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656757/associations-of-objectively-assessed-physical-activity-and-sedentary-time-with-health-related-quality-of-life-among-lung-cancer-survivors-a-quantile-regression-approach
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Adrijana D'Silva, Paul A Gardiner, Terry Boyle, D Gwyn Bebb, Steven T Johnson, Jeff K Vallance
OBJECTIVES: No studies have examined objectively assessed physical activity, sedentary time, and patient-reported outcomes among lung cancer survivors. The objective of this study was to determine associations of objectively assessed moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary time with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and fatigue among lung cancer survivors. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Lung cancer survivors in Southern Alberta (N = 540) were invited to complete a mailed survey that assessed HRQoL [Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Lung (FACT-L)], physical and functional well-being [Trial Outcome Index (TOI)], and fatigue [Fatigue Scale (FS)]...
May 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651784/are-the-effects-of-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-severe-fatigue-in-cancer-survivors-sustained-up-to-14-years-after-therapy
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Lidewij D Van Gessel, Harriët J G Abrahams, Hetty Prinsen, Gijs Bleijenberg, Marianne Heins, Jos Twisk, Hanneke W M Van Laarhoven, Stans C A H H V M Verhagen, Marieke F M Gielissen, Hans Knoop
PURPOSE: Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) reduces cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in cancer survivors in the short term. We examined fatigue levels up to 14 years after CBT. METHODS: Eligible participants of two randomized controlled trials who had completed CBT for CRF and a post-treatment assessment were contacted (n = 81). Fatigue was assessed with the subscale "fatigue severity" of the Checklist Individual Strength (CIS-fatigue). The course of fatigue over time was examined with linear mixed model analyses...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649913/effects-of-an-exercise-intervention-on-cancer-related-fatigue-and-its-relationship-to-markers-of-oxidative-stress
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Chris P Repka, Reid Hayward
BACKGROUND: Although the underlying mechanisms of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) are not fully characterized, treatment-associated oxidative stress may play a role. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an exercise intervention on the relationship between CRF and oxidative stress. METHODS: Upon cessation of radiation or chemotherapy, 8 cancer patients participated in a 10-week exercise intervention (EX), while 7 continued standard care (CON). Blood draws and fatigue questionnaires were administered to cancer patients before and after the intervention as well as to 7 age-matched individuals with no cancer history...
April 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649082/transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-reduces-resting-pain-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-randomized-and-placebo-controlled-double-blind-pilot-study
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Jennifer E Lee, Carryn M Anderson, Yelena Perkhounkova, Brittany M Sleeuwenhoek, Rebecca R Louison
BACKGROUND: Individuals receiving radiation for head and neck cancer (HNC) often develop painful oral mucositis that impairs function, possibly leading to feeding tubes, hospitalization, and treatment delays. Although pharmacologic medications provide some relief, many report inadequate analgesia and adverse effects. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a safe, nonpharmacologic intervention; it decreases pain and analgesics and improves function, yet no studies examined TENS for HNC...
April 11, 2018: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644986/evaluation-of-fatigue-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-receiving-chemotherapy-treatment-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Mariacristina Di Marco, Ivan Rubbi, Agnese Baldi, Rosaria Di Lorenzo, Daniela Magnani, Valeria Cremonini, Leopoldo Sarli, Giovanna Artioli, Paola Ferri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common symptoms experienced by cancer patients (CPs) and negatively affects quality of life. Although CRF is frequently experienced, it is often underreported, underdiagnosed and undertreated. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the level of fatigue in patients with pancreatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy and to analyse its correlation with patients' demographic and clinical variables. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was implemented in the Oncology Day Hospital of a Northern Italian hospital...
February 27, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644459/a-phase-ii-study-of-bevacizumab-and-irinotecan-plus-alternate-day-s-1-as-a-second-line-therapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-the-airs-study
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Chu Matsuda, Michitaka Honda, Chihiro Tanaka, Ken Kondo, Takao Takahashi, Chihiro Kosugi, Yukihiko Tokunaga, Hiroyoshi Takemoto, Ho Min Kim, Junichi Sakamoto, Koji Oba, Hideyuki Mishima
BACKGROUND: The aim of this single-arm phase II clinical trial was to evaluate whether the alternate-day administration of S-1 plus irinotecan would reduce the incidence of severe diarrhea in comparison to consecutive-day S-1 administration (standard IRIS regimen) in second-line treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. METHODS: Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer after failure with first-line treatment of oxaliplatin and fluoropyrimidine were enrolled...
April 11, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624410/ginseng-as-a-treatment-for-fatigue-a-systematic-review
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Noël M Arring, Denise Millstine, Lisa A Marks, Lillian M Nail
BACKGROUND: Millions of people with chronic illness suffer from fatigue. Fatigue is a complex, multidimensional symptom with poorly understood causes, wide variations in severity among individuals, and negative effects on multiple domains of daily life. Many patients with fatigue report the use of herbal remedies. Ginseng is one of the most widely used because it is believed to improve energy, physical and emotional health, and well-being. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the published evidence to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the two types of Panax ginseng (Asian [Panax ginseng] and American [Panax quinquefolius]) as treatments for fatigue...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621045/prospective-analyses-of-cytokine-mediation-of-sleep-and-survival-in-the-context-of-advanced-cancer
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Jennifer L Steel, Lauren Terhorst, Kevin P Collins, David A Geller, Yoram Vodovotz, Juliana Kim, Andrew Krane, Michael Antoni, James W Marsh, Lora E Burke, Lisa H Butterfield, Frank J Penedo, Daniel J Buysse, Allan Tsung
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to examine the potential association between sleep problems, symptom burden, and survival in advanced cancer patients. METHODS: A prospective study of 294 patients with gastrointestinal cancer were administered questionnaires assessing sleep, depression, anxiety, stress, pain, fatigue, and health-related quality of life. Serum levels of cytokines including Interleukin (IL)-1α, IL-1β, Tumor Necrosis Factor-α, IL-10, IL-2, and IFNγ were measured to assess biological mediation between sleep and survival...
April 5, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619839/psychometric-validation-of-the-stoma-qol-questionnaire-in-a-canadian-cross-sectional-sample-of-colostomy-and-ileostomy-patients
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Ernest Lai, Alexander Caston Peterson, Guiping Liu, Ahmer Karimuddin, R Trafford Crump, Jason M Sutherland
OBJECTIVES: The Stoma-QOL questionnaire is a patient-reported outcome (PRO) used to measure quality of life in patients with ileostomy or colostomy. This study assesses the Stoma-QOL's overall and item-level psychometric characteristics in patients with temporary stomas, and whether stoma-related quality of life differs by demographic characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analysis of cross-sectional observational PRO data from hospitals in Vancouver, Canada. Patients registered for elective ileostomy or colostomy closure, over the age of 18, and able to read English were eligible for participation...
April 5, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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