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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646457/national-survey-among-radiation-oncology-residents-related-to-their-needs-in-geriatric-oncology
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Rachel Leifer, Bonnie Bristow, Martine Puts, Shabbir Alibhai, Xingshan Cao, Barbara-Ann Millar, Meredith Giuliani, Tina Hsu, Maureen Trudeau, Rajin Mehta, Ines Menjak, Mireille Norris, Barbara Liu, Francois Gallant, Ewa Szumacher
Currently, there is no formal curriculum addressing geriatric oncology within Canadian radiation oncology (RO) residency programs. Knowledge related to geriatric medicine may help radiation oncologists modify RT based on frailty status and geriatric considerations. Understanding specific learning needs allow program coordinators to align the current curriculum with residents' geriatric oncology learning needs. The purpose of this study is to determine the geriatric oncology educational needs of the Canadian RO residents and to inform Canadian RO residency training...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640703/integrating-evidence-based-medicine-for-treatment-of-spinal-metastases-into-a-decision-framework-neurologic-oncologic-mechanicals-stability-and-systemic-disease
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Ori Barzilai, Ilya Laufer, Yoshiya Yamada, Daniel S Higginson, Adam M Schmitt, Eric Lis, Mark H Bilsky
Patients with cancer are frequently affected by spinal metastases. Treatment is palliative, with the principle goals of pain relief, preservation of neurologic function, and improvement in quality of life. In the past decade, we have witnessed a dramatic change in the treatment paradigms due to the development of improved surgical strategies and systemic and radiation therapy. The most important change to these paradigms has been the integration of spinal stereotactic radiosurgery (SSRS), allowing delivery of tumoricidal radiation doses with sparing of nearby organs at risk...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630594/individual-meaning-centered-psychotherapy-for-palliative-cancer-patients-in-lithuania-a-case-report
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Meda Sutkevičiūtė, Monika Stančiukaitė, Giedrė Bulotienė
Patients with oncological diseases, especially palliative care patients, suffer from physical and psychological difficulties. The quality of life of such patients is bad, they do not have purpose to live and they feel anxiety and distress. In 1959 Victor Frankl wrote the book Man's Search for Meaning in which he stated that the driving force of human life lay in the ability to discern the meaning of faith and spirituality. Inspired by Frankl's ideas, the American psychiatrist William Breitbart with colleagues have developed both an individual and group model of Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy...
2017: Acta medica Lituanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627788/risk-factors-associated-with-treatment-refusal-in-lung-cancer
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Won Na Suh, Kyoung Ae Kong, Yeji Han, Soo Jung Kim, Su Hwan Lee, Yon Ju Ryu, Jin Hwa Lee, Sung Shine Shim, Yookyung Kim, Jung Hyun Chang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of lung cancer is increasing with longer life expectancy. Refusal of active treatment for cancer is prone to cause patients to experience more severe symptoms and shorten survival. The purpose of this study was to define the factors related to refusal or abandonment of active therapy in lung cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 617 patients from medical records from 2010 to 2014. Two groups were formed: 149 patients who refused anti-cancer treatment and allowed only palliative care were classified into the non-treatment group, while the remaining 468 who received anti-cancer treatment were classified into the treatment group...
June 19, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626489/conference-report-on-the-indo-global-summit-on-head-and-neck-oncology-igshno-2017-bmcon-iv-24-26-february-2017-jaipur-india
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Tej Prakash Soni, Anil K Gupta, Lalit M Sharma, Pawan Singhal, Dinesh Yadav, Umesh Bansal
'The multidisciplinary approach: expanding treatment horizons for head and neck cancer' was the major theme of the Indo Global Summit on Head and Neck Oncology (IGSHNO 2017-BMCON-IV). The meeting, held in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India) from 24 to 26 February 2017, assembled 600 participants from India and worldwide. It was organised by the Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (BMCHRC), Jaipur. BMCHRC Jaipur is one of the largest superspeciality oncology research and treatment centres in north India...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616610/current-approaches-to-gastric-cancer-in-peru-and-mexico
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REVIEW
Erlan Santos
In Peru, the incidence of gastric cancer is reported to be around 15.8 per 100,000 inhabitants and it is the second most common oncological disease in men and the third one in women. Additionally, a high mortality index was reported, especially among poor people. To address this issue, in 2008, Peru initiated several insurance treatment plans of oncological diseases with promising results. In Mexico, there is a high predominance of gastric cancer in male gender compared to female gender, even reaching a 2/1 ratio, and the detection rate of early gastric cancer is low (10% to 20%) which results in a mainly palliative treatment with an overall survival rate in 5 years about 10% to 15% only...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604382/surgical-treatment-of-gastric-stromal-tumors-laparoscopic-versus-open-approach
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Monica Ortenzi, Roberto Ghiselli, Luca Cardinali, Mario Guerrieri
AIM: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are quite rare tumors, but yet they are the most common mesenchymal lesions of gastrointestinal tract. Their outmost frequent origin site is stomach and presently surgical resection is the mainstay in the treatment of gastric non metastatic GIST. Their peculiar characteristic of growth and poor metastatic tendency make this tumors particularly prone to be managed by minimally invasive technique. Presenting our experience we want show the feasibility and safeness of laparoscopic approach for gastric GIST and its benefits versus traditional open surgery and pointing out short term and long terms outcomes...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602119/improving-the-quality-of-end-of-life-care-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-through-the-early-implementation-of-palliative-care
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Lauren Ranallo
Providing end-of-life care to children with cancer is most ideally achieved by initiating palliative care at the time of diagnosis, advocating for supportive care throughout the treatment trajectory, and implementing hospice care during the terminal phase. The guiding principles behind offering palliative care to pediatric oncology patients are the prioritization of providing holistic care and management of disease-based symptoms. Pediatric hematology-oncology nurses and clinicians have a unique responsibility to support the patient and family unit and foster a sense of hope, while also preparing the family for the prognosis and a challenging treatment trajectory that could result in the child's death...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601379/a-systematic-review-of-patient-values-preferences-and-expectations-for-the-treatment-of-recurrent-ovarian-cancer
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It is our belief that patient preference should play a significant role in disease management of recurrent ovarian cancer. Since cure is seldom an endpoint in this circumstance, patients' attitudes toward the risks and benefits of chemotherapy versus palliation are relevant. METHODS: Medline, Embase, CINAHL and PsycINFO from were searched from January 1, 2000 to December 13, 2016 for studies of values, preferences or expectations of women with platinum-sensitive recurrent or refractory ovarian cancer...
June 7, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599340/2016-president-s-plenary-international-psycho-oncology-society-challenges-and-opportunities-for-growing-and-developing-psychosocial-oncology-programmes-worldwide
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Luzia Travado, Barry D Bultz, Andreas Ullrich, Chioma C Asuzu, Jane Turner, Luigi Grassi, Paul Jacobsen
Consistent with the International Psycho-Oncology Society's (IPOS) vision and goals, we are committed to improving quality cancer care and cancer policies through psychosocial care globally. As part of IPOS's mission, upon entering "Official Relations" for a second term with the World Health Organisation (WHO), IPOS has dedicated much attention to reaching out to countries, which lack formalized psychosocial care programs. One of IPOS's strategies to accomplish this goal has been to bring psycho-oncology training programs to low and middle income countries and regions...
June 9, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598227/integration-of-a-palliative-care-intervention-into-community-practice-for-lung-cancer-a-study-protocol-and-lessons-learned-with-implementation
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Huong Q Nguyen, Thomas Cuyegkeng, Tieu O Phung, Karisa Jahn, Tami Borneman, Mayra Macias, Nora Ruel, Betty Ferrell
BACKGROUND: A notable gap in the evidence base for outpatient palliative care (PC) for cancer is that most trials were conducted in specialized oncology or academic centers with limited translation and further evaluation in "real-world" settings. Health systems are desperate for guidance regarding the most effective and sustainable PC service models. OBJECTIVE: Describe the study protocol to evaluate the dissemination of a previously tested nurse-led PC intervention (PCI) for patients with lung cancer and their family caregiver in community-based settings, lessons learned in adapting and implementing the PCI, and implications for future dissemination-translational efforts Design: Two-group, prospective sequential, quasi-experimental design with Phase 1 (Usual care) followed by Phase 2 (Intervention) setting/subjects...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597402/metastatic-bone-disease-from-breast-cancer-a-review-of-minimally-invasive-techniques-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Dimitrios Filippiadis, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Argyro Mazioti, Konstantinos Palialexis, Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos, Alexis Kelekis
Skeletal-related events in patients with metastatic bone disease include intractable severe pain, pathologic fracture, spinal cord and nerve compression, hypercalcemia and bone marrow aplasia. In patients with breast cancer, the skeleton is the most frequent site for metastases. Treatment options for metastatic bone disease in these patients include bisphosphonates, chemotherapeutic agents, opioids, hormonal therapy, minimally invasive/interventional and surgical techniques. Interventional oncology techniques for breast cancer patients with bone metastases include diagnostic (biopsy) and therapeutic (palliative and curative) approaches...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596446/reducing-uncertainty-predictors-of-stopping-chemotherapy-early-and-shortened-survival-time-in-platinum-resistant-refractory-ovarian-cancer-the-gcig-symptom-benefit-study
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Felicia T Roncolato, Florence Joly, Rachel O'Connell, Anne Lanceley, Felix Hilpert, Luke Buizen, Aikou Okamoto, Eriko Aotani, Sandro Pignata, Paul Donnellan, Amit Oza, Elisabeth Avall-Lundqvist, Jonathan S Berek, Florian Heitz, Amanda Feeney, Dominique Berton-Rigaud, Martin R Stockler, Madeleine King, Michael Friedlander
BACKGROUND: Clinicians and patients often overestimate the benefits of chemotherapy, and overall survival (OS), in platinum resistant/refractory ovarian cancer (PRROC). This study sought to determine aspects of health-related quality of life and clinicopathological characteristics before starting chemotherapy that were associated with stopping chemotherapy early, shortened survival, and death within 30 days of chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study enrolled women with PRROC before starting palliative chemotherapy...
June 8, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593859/european-association-for-neuro-oncology-eano-guidelines-for-palliative-care-in-adults-with-glioma
#14
REVIEW
Andrea Pace, Linda Dirven, Johan A F Koekkoek, Heidrun Golla, Jane Fleming, Roberta Rudà, Christine Marosi, E Le Rhun, Robin Grant, Kathy Oliver, Ingela Oberg, Helen J Bulbeck, Alasdair G Rooney, Roger Henriksson, H Roeline W Pasman, Stefan Oberndorfer, Michael Weller, Martin J B Taphoorn
Patients with glioma present with complex palliative care needs throughout their disease trajectory. The life-limiting nature of gliomas and the presence of specific symptoms related to neurological deterioration necessitate an appropriate and early palliative care approach. The multidisciplinary palliative care task force of the European Association of Neuro-Oncology did a systematic review of the available scientific literature to formulate the best possible evidence-based recommendations for the palliative care of adult patients with glioma, with the aim to reduce symptom burden and improve the quality of life of patients and their caregivers, particularly in the end-of-life phase...
June 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587264/being-in-the-chemotherapy-suite-versus-being-in-the-oncology-ward-an-analytical-view-of-two-hospital-sites-occupied-by-people-experiencing-cancer
#15
Catherine Hughes, Kate van Heugten, Sally Keeling, Francisc Szekely
How do people with cancer occupy places within the health system during their journey through palliative care? The answer to this question was explored by the authors as part of a wider ethnographic study of eight people's journeys from referral to palliative care services to the end of life. This article reports on findings that have emerged from ongoing analysis that has been completed in the years proceeding data collection. An ethnographic research design was used to collect data about the participants and their family members over a three-year period...
June 5, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584945/cirse-quality-assurance-document-and-standards-for-classification-of-complications-the-cirse-classification-system
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D K Filippiadis, C Binkert, O Pellerin, R T Hoffmann, A Krajina, P L Pereira
Interventional radiology provides a wide variety of vascular, nonvascular, musculoskeletal, and oncologic minimally invasive techniques aimed at therapy or palliation of a broad spectrum of pathologic conditions. Outcome data for these techniques are globally evaluated by hospitals, insurance companies, and government agencies targeting in a high-quality health care policy, including reimbursement strategies. To analyze effectively the outcome of a technique, accurate reporting of complications is necessary...
June 5, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578124/influence-of-photodynamic-therapy-on-peripheral-immune-cell-populations-and-cytokine-concentrations-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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M N Theodoraki, K Lorenz, R Lotfi, D Fürst, C Tsamadou, S Jaekle, J Mytilineos, C Brunner, J Theodorakis, T K Hoffmann, S Laban, P J Schuler
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) represents a palliative treatment option for a selected group of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). PDT induces a local inflammatory reaction with the potential to initiate antitumor immune responses. However, the systemic impact on peripheral immune cells has not been described so far. METHODS: HNSCC patients (n=9) were treated with PDT in a palliative setting. All patients had previously undergone several oncologic treatment regimens...
May 31, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573475/patient-reported-symptoms-during-radiotherapy-clinically-relevant-symptom-burden-in-patients-treated-with-palliative-and-curative-intent
#18
Philipp Körner, Katja Ehrmann, Johann Hartmannsgruber, Michaela Metz, Sabrina Steigerwald, Michael Flentje, Birgitt van Oorschot
BACKGROUND: The benefits of patient-reported symptom assessment combined with integrated palliative care are well documented. This study assessed the symptom burden of palliative and curative-intent radiation oncology patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prior to first consultation and at the end of RT, all adult cancer patients planned to receive fractionated percutaneous radiotherapy (RT) were asked to answer the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS; nine symptoms from 0 = no symptoms to 10 = worst possible symptoms)...
June 1, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566103/developing-a-toolkit-to-measure-implementation-of-concurrent-palliative-care-in-rural-community-cancer-centers
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Lisa Zubkoff, J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Maria Pisu, Dilip Babu, Imatullah Akyar, Tasha Smith, Gisella A Mancarella, Lucy Gansauer, Margaret Murray Sullivan, Keith M Swetz, Andres Azuero, Marie A Bakitas
OBJECTIVE: Despite national guidelines recommending early concurrent palliative care for individuals newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer, few community cancer centers, especially those in underserved rural areas do so. We are implementing an early concurrent palliative care model, ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends) in four, rural-serving community cancer centers. Our objective was to develop a "toolkit" to assist community cancer centers that wish to integrate early palliative care for patients with newly diagnosed advanced cancer and their family caregivers...
June 1, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562197/improving-end-of-life-care-palliative-care-embedded-in-an-oncology-clinic-specializing-in-targeted-and-immune-based-therapies
#20
David J Einstein, Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Matthew Gregas, Jessica Lynch, David F McDermott, Mary K Buss
PURPOSE: Patients with advanced cancer benefit from early involvement of palliative care. The ideal method of palliative care integration remains to be determined, as does its effectiveness for patients treated with targeted and immune-based therapies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied the impact of an embedded palliative care team that saw patients in an academic oncology clinic specializing in targeted and immune-based therapies. Patients seen on a specific day accessed the embedded model, on the basis of automatic criteria; patients seen other days could be referred to a separate palliative care clinic (usual care)...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
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