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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440532/the-assessment-of-cancer-related-fatigue-syndrome-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-during-palliative-chemotherapy
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Andrzej Nowicki, Joanna Piekarska, Ewa Farbicka
INTRODUCTION: Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common problems of patients with lung cancer. The assessment of cancer- -related fatigue is therefore a significant medical problem in patients during treatment with palliative chemotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 100 patients during palliative chemotherapy because of lung cancer. The study was conducted in the Department of Pulmonary Diseases and Treatment of Lung Cancer in the Kuyavian and Pomeranian Centre of Pulmonology in Bydgoszcz, in the period from February to June 2016...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437208/considerations-for-quality-improvement-in-radiation-oncology-therapy-for-patients-with-uncomplicated-painful-bone-metastases
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Anne M Walling, Phillip J Beron, Tania Kaprealian, Patrick A Kupelian, Neil S Wenger, Susan A McCloskey, Christopher R King, Michael Steinberg
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing need for evidence-based efficiency in providing a growing amount of cancer care. One example of a quality gap is the use of multiple-fraction palliative radiation for patients with advanced cancer who have uncomplicated bone metastases; evidence suggests similar pain outcomes for treatment regimens with a lower burden of treatments. METHODS: During the first phase of quality improvement work, we used RAND/UCLA appropriateness methodology to understand how radiation oncologists at one academic medical center rate the appropriateness of different treatment regimens for painful uncomplicated bone metastases...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428908/metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-colon-from-esophageal-cancer
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Natasha Garg, Constance Stoehr, Yan Shi Zhao, Heather Rojas, Chung-Tsen Hsueh
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma represents 4% of all cancers in the United States. Patients with esophageal cancer frequently present with locally advanced disease, and about 40% of patients have evidence of metastatic disease on presentation. Common sites of metastasis include liver, lung and bone. Here, we present a rare case of colonic metastasis from primary esophageal SCC. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old Caucasian male with a history of 20-pack-year cigarette smoking received surgery and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced SCC of larynx...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427834/doped-silica-fibre-thermoluminescence-measurements-of-radiation-dose-in-the-use-of-223-ra
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Bradley, S F Abdul Sani, A S Siti Shafiqah, S M Collins, R P Hugtenburg, H A Abdul Rashid, Nurul Najua Zulkepely, M J Maah
Using tailor-made sub-mm dimension doped-silica fibres, thermoluminescent dosimetric studies have been performed for α-emitting sources of (223)RaCl2 (the basis of the Bayer Healthcare product Xofigo®). The use of (223)RaCl2 in the palliative treatment of bone metastases resulting from late-stage castration-resistant prostate cancer focuses on its favourable uptake in metabolically active bone metastases. Such treatment benefits from the high linear energy transfer (LET) and associated short path length (<100µm) of the α-particles emitted by (223)Ra and its decay progeny...
April 14, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426492/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-pancreatic-cancer-2016-from-the-japan-pancreas-society-a-synopsis
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Koji Yamaguchi, Takuji Okusaka, Kyoko Shimizu, Junji Furuse, Yoshinori Ito, Keiji Hanada, Tooru Shimosegawa, Kazuichi Okazaki
OBJECTIVES: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer based on Evidence-Based Medicine 2006 were first published by the Japan Pancreas Society, and they were revised to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer 2009 in July 2009 and were further revised to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer 2013 in October 2013. These guidelines were established according to evidence-based medicine. In October 2016, the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pancreatic Cancer were newly revised in Japanese...
May 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425273/radiation-therapy-for-biliary-tract-tumors-the-joint-experience-of-three-centers
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Mehmet Sinan Karabey, Eda Yirmibeşoğlu Erkal, Ahmet Yolcu, Bekir Hakan Bakkal, Özlem Ay, Maksut Görkem Aksu, Emine Binnaz Sarper, Haldun Şükrü Erkal
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study presents the joint experience of three centers in the treatment of patients with biliary tract tumors with radiation therapy (RT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 27 patients were retrospectively reviewed. All of the patients who had undergone surgical resection received postoperative adjuvant RT, whereas all of the patients who had not undergone a surgical resection received RT with palliative intent. Twenty patients with adequate performance status were treated with RT and chemotherapy, while the remaining seven patients were treated with RT alone...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424084/durable-complete-remission-with-aromatase-inhibitor-therapy-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-uterine-carcinosarcoma-with-poor-performance-status-and-coagulation-disorders-a-case-report
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P Martin-Romano, M Jurado, M A Idoate, L Arbea, J L Hernandez-Lizoain, D Cano, J A Paramo, S Martin-Algarra
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy is considered the most appropriate treatment for metastatic uterine sarcoma, despite its limited efficacy. No other treatment has been conclusively proved to be a real alternative, but some reports suggest that anti-hormonal therapy could be active in a small subset of patients. We report the case of a patient with metastatic uterine carcinosarcoma with positive hormonal receptors and a complete pathological response. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old white woman presented to our emergency room with hypovolemic shock and serious vaginal bleeding...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409420/single-fraction-spine-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-with-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
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Matthew M Gestaut, Nitika Thawani, Sangroh Kim, Veera R Gutti, Sameer Jhavar, Niloyjyoti Deb, Andrew Morrow, Russell A Ward, Jason H Huang, Mehul Patel
This study investigated a single institution's experience with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) directed stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for vertebral metastases. From 2010 to 2014, 95 lesions of spinal metastases in 73 patients were treated with SABR using VMAT. Clinical local control, pain level, and use of steroid medication were employed to evaluate treatment responses. The majority (79%) of patients were treated with a radiation dose of 20 Gy in a single fraction. However, when normal tissue constraints could not be achieved, the dose was reduced to 18 Gy (11%) or 16 Gy (8%) in 1 fraction...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407299/effects-of-ultraviolet-radiation-on-glioma-systematic-review
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Savva Pronin, Chan Hee Koh, Mark Hughes
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most aggressive primary brain tumour. Treatment is largely palliative, with current strategies unable to prevent inevitable tumour recurrence. Implantable micro-electromechanical systems are becoming more feasible for the management of several human diseases. These systems may have a role in detecting tumour recurrence and delivering localised therapies. One potential therapeutic tool is ultraviolet (UV) light. This systematic review assesses the effects of UV light on glioma cells...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405120/fractionated-palliative-pelvic-radiotherapy-as-an-effective-modality-in-the-management-of-recurrent-refractory-epithelial-ovarian-cancers-an-institutional-experience
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Anshuma Bansal, Bhavana Rai, Shikhar Kumar, Vanita Suri, Sushmita Ghoshal
BACKGROUND: The advent of effective chemotherapeutic agents for ovarian carcinoma has made radical abdomino-pelvic radiation redundant. Nevertheless, palliative pelvic radiotherapy still has a role in palliating local symptoms. However, its effect on progression-free survival (PFS) may be debated. AIMS: To study the outcome of fractionated palliative pelvic radiotherapy in relapsed ovarian cancers in terms of symptom control and PFS. METHODS: Twenty-three patients of ovarian cancers, heavily pretreated with chemotherapy and with recurrent or residual pelvic masses, were planned for palliative pelvic radiotherapy to the dose of 46-50 Gy in 23-25 fractions in 4...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404915/prognostic-significance-of-tumor-infiltrating-immune-cells-and-pd-l1-expression-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yubo Jiang, Anthony W I Lo, Angela Wong, Wenfeng Chen, Yan Wang, Li Lin, Jianming Xu
Programmed death-1 receptor (PD-1) and its ligand (PD-L1) play an integral role in regulating the immune response against cancer. This study investigated the prognostic significance of PD-L1 expression on tumor cells and tumor-infiltrating immune cells (TILs) in the tumor microenvironment in Chinese patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded ESCC samples from treatment-naïve patients with ESCC after surgery or by diagnostic endoscopic biopsy were collected between 2004 and 2014...
February 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404762/implementation-of-systemic-hedgehog-inhibitors-in-daily-practice-as-neoadjuvant-therapy
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REVIEW
Nikki Tang, Desiree Ratner
The most common cancer in both men and women is basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Although most primary and recurrent BCCs have high cure rates with standard therapies, advanced BCCs present a greater treatment challenge, especially in cosmetically and functionally sensitive areas. In patients unable to undergo surgery or radiation therapy, hedgehog inhibitors can be used neoadjuvantly to reduce tumor size, decreasing the extent and complexity of any subsequent surgery and providing either a cure or palliation. The goal of this review is to summarize the pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of systemic hedgehog inhibitors, as well as their role in daily practice as neoadjuvant therapy...
April 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399575/evaluation-of-the-prevalence-of-burnout-and-psychological-morbidity-among-radiation-oncologist-members-of-the-kyoto-radiation-oncology-study-group-krosg
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Wambaka Ange Mampuya, Yukinori Matsuo, Akira Nakamura, Masahiro Hiraoka
This study aimed to evaluate the self-reported prevalence of burnout and psychological morbidity among radiation oncologists members of the Kyoto Radiation Oncology Study Group (KROSG) and to identify factors contributing to burnout. We mailed an anonymous survey to 125 radiation oncologists members of the KROSG. The survey included; the demographic data, the Maslach Burnout Inventory - Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) and the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12). There were 87 responses out of 125 eligible respondents (69...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389860/a-novel-self-expandable-radioactive-airway-stent-loaded-with-125-i-seeds-a-feasibility-and-safety-study-in-healthy-beagle-dog
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Yong Wang, Jin-He Guo, Guang-Yu Zhu, Hai-Dong Zhu, Li Chen, Jian Lu, Chao Wang, Gao-Jun Teng
PURPOSE: Airway stent placement is an effective treatment for the immediate palliation of malignant airway obstruction. However, restenosis caused by tumor ingrowth and/or overgrowth after stenting is common. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and safety of a novel self-expandable stent loaded with (125)I seeds in healthy beagle dog. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Under fluoroscopic guidance, forty-eight self-expandable airway stents loaded with (125)I seeds were perorally placed in the main trachea of 48 healthy beagle dogs, who were randomly divided into four groups (Group A: 0...
April 7, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387011/radiotherapy-in-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-an-australian-experience
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Kevin So, Robin E Smith, Sidney R Davis
INTRODUCTION: Anaplastic thyroid cancer is a rare and fatal malignancy, associated with significant local tumour and often treatment related morbidity. We report our experience in treating this cancer over a 20-year period. METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data from a single Australian Institution (Alfred Health Radiation Oncology) was carried out on patients referred with anaplastic thyroid carcinoma between 1992 and 2013. RESULTS: Thirty patients (17 females and 13 males) were identified with a median age at presentation of 72 years...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384684/an-international-collaborative-standardizing-a-comprehensive-patient-centered-outcomes-measurement-set-for-colorectal-cancer
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Jessica A Zerillo, Maartje G Schouwenburg, Annelotte C M van Bommel, Caleb Stowell, Jacob Lippa, Donna Bauer, Ann M Berger, Gilles Boland, Josep M Borras, Mary K Buss, Robert Cima, Eric Van Cutsem, Eino B van Duyn, Samuel R G Finlayson, Skye Hung-Chun Cheng, Corinna Langelotz, John Lloyd, Andrew C Lynch, Harvey J Mamon, Pamela K McAllister, Bruce D Minsky, Joanne Ngeow, Muhammad R Abu Hassan, Kim Ryan, Veena Shankaran, Melissa P Upton, John Zalcberg, Cornelis J van de Velde, Rob Tollenaar
Importance: Global health systems are shifting toward value-based care in an effort to drive better outcomes in the setting of rising health care costs. This shift requires a common definition of value, starting with the outcomes that matter most to patients. Objective: The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), a nonprofit initiative, was formed to define standard sets of outcomes by medical condition. In this article, we report the efforts of ICHOM's working group in colorectal cancer...
April 6, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366756/clinical-determinants-of-durable-clinical-benefit-of-pembrolizumab-in-veterans-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Angel Qin, Lindsay Street, Kemp Cease, Benjamin L Viglianti, Edus H Warren, Lili Zhao, Nithya Ramnath
BACKGROUND: Because of the prevalence of smoking in the veteran population, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The objectives of our study were to evaluate the extent of durable clinical benefit (DCB) to pembrolizumab in veterans with metastatic NSCLC and to identify clinical determinants of DCB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective clinical data on veterans receiving pembrolizumab were collected. Duration of response was calculated from the first date of infusion until date of disease progression on computed tomography scans, defined according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363660/expanding-role-of-percutaneous-ablative-and-consolidative-treatments-for-musculoskeletal-tumours
#18
REVIEW
A N Kurup, M R Callstrom
Interventional approaches to musculoskeletal tumours have significantly changed over the last several years, and new treatments continue to be developed. All ablative modalities are currently applied to the treatment of bone tumours, including radiofrequency, cryo-, microwave, and laser ablation devices. Indications for ablation of bone and soft-tissue tumours have expanded beyond palliation of painful bone metastases and eradication of osteoid osteomas to the local control of oligometastatic disease from a number of primary tumours and ablation of desmoid tumours...
March 28, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355119/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer-a-review
#19
Christian G Chaussy, Stefan Thüroff
Over the past 25 years, the average life expectancy for men has increased almost 4 years, and the age of prostate cancer detection has decreased an average of 10 years with diagnosis increasingly made at early-stage disease where curative therapy is possible. These changing trends in the age and extent of malignancy at diagnosis have revealed limitations in conventional curative therapies for prostate cancer, including a significant risk of aggressive cancer recurrence, and the risk of long-term genitourinary morbidity and its detrimental impact on patient's quality of life (QOL)...
April 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352658/priming-is-key-to-effective-incorporation-of-image-guided-thermal-ablation-into-immunotherapy-protocols
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Matthew T Silvestrini, Elizabeth S Ingham, Lisa M Mahakian, Azadeh Kheirolomoom, Yu Liu, Brett Z Fite, Sarah M Tam, Samantha T Tucci, Katherine D Watson, Andrew W Wong, Arta M Monjazeb, Neil E Hubbard, William J Murphy, Alexander D Borowsky, Katherine W Ferrara
Focal therapies play an important role in the treatment of cancers where palliation is desired, local control is needed, or surgical resection is not feasible. Pairing immunotherapy with such focal treatments is particularly attractive; however, there is emerging evidence that focal therapy can have a positive or negative impact on the efficacy of immunotherapy. Thermal ablation is an appealing modality to pair with such protocols, as tumors can be rapidly debulked (cell death occurring within minutes to hours), tumor antigens can be released locally, and treatment can be conducted and repeated without the concerns of radiation-based therapies...
March 23, 2017: JCI Insight
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