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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350645/developments-in-the-management-of-bone-metastases-with-interventional-radiology
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Francesco Arrigoni, Federico Bruno, Luigi Zugaro, Raffaele Natella, Salvatore Cappabianca, Umberto Russo, Vito Roberto Papapietro, Alessandra Splendiani, Ernesto Di Cesare, Carlo Masciocchi, Antonio Barile
Interventional radiology has known an exponential growth in the last years. Technological advances of the last decades, have made it possible to use new treatments on a larger scale, with safe and effective results. They could be considered as palliative treatments for painful lesions but also curative procedures, as single treatment or specially in combination with other techniques (surgery, radiation and oncology therapies, etc.).The main diffuse techniques are those of thermal ablation that destroy the target lesion through the heat; however there are also endovascular therapies that destroy the target tissue thanks to devascularization...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349604/quality-of-training-in-radiation-oncology-in-germany-where-do-we-stand-results-from-a%C3%A2-2016-2017-survey-performed-by-the-working-group-young-degro-of-the-german-society-of-radiation-oncology-degro
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C T Dietzel, K Jablonska, M Niyazi, T Gauer, N Ebert, C Ostheimer, D Krug
PURPOSE: To evaluate the current situation of young radiation oncologists in Germany with regard to the contents and quality of training and level of knowledge, as well as their working conditions and professional satisfaction. METHODS: From June 2016 to February 2017, a survey was conducted by the young DEGRO (yDEGRO) using an online platform. The questionnaire consisted of 28 items examining a broad range of aspects influencing residency. There were 96 completed questionnaires RESULTS: 83% of participants stated to be very or mostly pleased with their residency training...
January 18, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344129/update-on-radionuclide-therapy-in-oncology
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Cornelia Nitipir, Dana Niculae, Cristina Orlov, Maria Alexandra Barbu, Bogdan Popescu, Ana Maria Popa, Anca Mihaela Stoian Pantea, Adina Elena Stanciu, Bianca Galateanu, Octav Ginghina, Georgios Z Papadakis, Boris N Izotov, Demetrios A Spandidos, Aristides M Tsatsakis, Carolina Negrei
Unstable isotopes and their capacity to emit ionizing radiation have been employed in clinical practice not only for diagnostic, but also for therapeutic purposes, with significant contribution in several fields of medicine and primarily in the management of oncologic patients. Their efficacy is associated with their ability to provide the targeted delivery of ionizing radiation for a determined duration. These compounds can be used for curative or palliative treatment, as well as for a diagnostic-therapeutic (theranostic) approach...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340167/subcutaneous-glucagon-infusion-and-continuous-glucose-monitoring-enable-effective-management-of-hypoglycemia-in-a-patient-with-igf-2-producing-hemangiopericytoma
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Eric D Buras, Emily Weatherup, Jennifer Wyckoff
Background: Ectopic insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-2 production is a rare complication of an array of epithelial and mesenchymal tumors, and can clinically manifest as life-threatening hypoglycemia. Case presentation: A 49-year-old woman with 13-year history of metastatic hemangiopericytoma, previously treated with multiple rounds of chemotherapy and palliative radiation, presented to the emergency department after a hypoglycemic seizure. On arrival, glucose was 18 mg/dL (1...
2018: Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336374/radiotherapy-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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REVIEW
Emine Elif Ozkan
OBJECTIVE: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, which frequently cause intraabdominal metastases. The current standard of care is surgery for localized cases, and adjuvant imatinib is recommended for tumors with a high risk of recurrence. To date, radiotherapy has not been commonly accepted as a part of multimodality treatment approach other than palliation. However, recently published case reports and some small series suggest that radiotherapy is a valuable option for controlling locally progressive, drug-resistant disease...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324212/managing-patients-with-oligometastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Sarah Jo Stephens, Michael J Moravan, Joseph K Salama
Metastatic lung cancer has long been considered incurable, with the goal of treatment being palliation. However, a clinically meaningful number of these patients with limited metastases (approximately 25%) are living long term after definitive treatment to all sites of active disease. These patients with so-called oligometastatic disease likely represent a distinct clinical group who may possess a more indolent biology compared with their more widely metastatic counterparts. Hellman and Weichselbaum proposed the existence of the oligometastatic state, on the basis of the spectrum theory of cancer spread...
January 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319480/the-impact-of-patient-disease-and-treatment-related-factors-on-survival-in-patients-with-adrenocortical-carcinoma
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Nahid Punjani, Roderick Clark, Jonathan Izawa, Joseph Chin, Stephen E Pautler, Nicholas Power
INTRODUCTION: Adrenal cortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare and aggressive endocrine tumour. Most present with advanced disease and have poor prognosis. Optimal treatment includes complete surgical resection. There is limited evidence for the efficacy of chemotherapy and radiation at different stages in this disease. There remain many inconsistencies with respect to diagnosis and workup. There is a lack of uniform guideline recommendations and consensus data. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of all patients at London Health Sciences Centre between 1990 and 2015 using ICD coding...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313655/lung-cancer-management
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Timothy F Mott
Lung cancer management that is individualized for age, comorbidities, cancer type, cancer stage, and patient preference has long been a cornerstone of management. New to this realm of individualized management are the emerging biologic therapies, immunotherapies, and targeted therapies for non-small-cell lung cancer provided by advances in genetics and molecular medicine. These techniques have led to a new field of precision medicine based on the unique molecular characteristics of a specific patient and the specific cancer...
January 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306203/use-of-pulsed-low-dose-rate-radiotherapy-in-refractory-malignancies
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Jing Yan, Ju Yang, Yang Yang, Wei Ren, Juan Liu, Shanbao Gao, Shuangshuang Li, Weiwei Kong, Lijing Zhu, Mi Yang, Xiaoping Qian, Baorui Liu
BACKGROUND: Most tumor cell lines exhibited low-dose hyperradiosensitivity (LDHRS) to radiation doses lower than 0.3 Gy. Pulsed low-dose rate radiotherapy (PLDR) took advantage of LDHRS and maximized the tumor control process. In this study, we retrospectively analyzed patients receiving PLDR for refractory malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 22 patients were included in our study: 9 females and 13 males. The median age was 61 years old. All the patients previously received multiline treatments and failed with an estimated survival less than 6 months...
January 3, 2018: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299375/radiation-generates-an-abscopal-response-and-complete-resolution-of-metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-anal-canal-a-case-report
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Moss Bruton Joe, Julian J Lum, Peter H Watson, R Petter Tonseth, John Paul McGhie, Pauline T Truong
The abscopal effect is a rare phenomenon in the setting of radiation therapy (RT) for metastatic cancer where tumor regression occurs distant from the site of treatment. A proposed mechanism of the abscopal effect is the activation of a systemic antitumor immune response by localized RT. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of the abscopal effect in squamous carcinoma of the anal canal with metastases to pelvic lymph nodes, liver and bone. After palliative RT to the pelvis with sensitizing chemotherapy, complete response was observed not only in the primary tumor but also in bone and multiple liver metastases at 4 months after treatment, an effect that remained durable at 4-year follow-up...
December 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298730/cytokine-release-syndrome-after-radiation-therapy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Christopher A Barker, Samuel K Kim, Sadna Budhu, Konstantina Matsoukas, Anthony F Daniyan, Sandra P D'Angelo
BACKGROUND: Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) has been reported after immunologic manipulations, most often through therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. To our knowledge, CRS after radiation therapy (RT) for cancer has not been reported before. The development of unusual clinical signs and symptoms after RT led us to investigate the possibility of CRS after RT and review the medical literature on this topic. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65 year-old man with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia and recurrent, metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma undergoing anti-programmed death 1 (PD1) immunotherapy was referred for palliative RT to sites of progressing metastases...
January 3, 2018: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286911/primary-breast-angiosarcoma-a-single-institution-experience-from-a-tertiary-cancer-center-in-south%C3%A2-india
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D Lokanatha, Abhishek Anand, K C Lakshmaiah, K Govind Babu, Linu Abraham Jacob, M C Suresh Babu, K N Lokesh, A H Rudresha, L K Rajeev, Smitha C Saldanha, G V Giri, Deepak Koppaka, Rekha V Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Primary angiosarcoma of the breast is a rare entity with incidence of less than 0.05% of all malignant breast neoplasms. It occurs in young females without any associated risk factors. The tumor behaves aggressively and has a poor prognosis compared to invasive ductal carcinoma. METHOD: It was a retrospective observational study done at a tertiary cancer center from January 2012 to December 2016. The medical records of patients diagnosed with primary breast angiosarcoma were reviewed for the study...
December 28, 2017: Breast Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280443/prado-a-palliative-care-model-for-every-radiation-oncology-practice
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Timur Mitin, Charles R Thomas, Jerry J Jaboin
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November 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279492/cyberknife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-cholangiocarcinoma
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Yuko Harada, Shinichiro Miyazaki
Cholangiocarcinoma is a devastating cancer with a poor prognosis. Patients are often diagnosed at the advanced stage, and curative surgery is impossible. Radiation therapy is used for cases of advanced cancer. A 50-year-old woman with stage IVb intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma was diagnosed with unresectable cancer, and had chemotherapy; however, the disease progressed. CyberKnife radiosurgery was performed, which was able to control the symptoms of liver failure and prolong her life. Her symptoms, which included jaundice, ascites, and edema disappeared and her tumor markers became normal...
December 27, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275524/digestive-toxicities-after-palliative-three-dimensional-conformal-radiation-therapy-3d-crt-for-cervico-thoracic-spinal-metastases
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Guillaume Peyraga, Delphine Caron, Thibaut Lizee, Yann Metayer, Anne-Lise Septans, Yoann Pointreau, Fabrice Denis, Gerard Ganem, Cedrik Lafond, Sophie Roche, Olivier Dupuis
OBJECTIVE: The palliative treatment for cervico-thoracic spinal metastases is based on a three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT). Digestive toxicities are common and cause a clinical impact frequently underestimated in patients. We performed a retrospective study of digestive side effects occurring after palliative 3D-CRT for cervico-thoracic spinal metastases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients receiving palliative 3D-CRT at Jean Bernard Center from January 2013 to December 2014 for spinal metastases between the 5th cervical vertebra (C5) and the 12th thoracic vertebra (T12) were eligible...
December 23, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249855/metastatic-osseous-pain-control-radiation-therapy
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REVIEW
Josephine Kang, Silvia C Formenti
Metastatic disease to the bone is a common manifestation of advanced cancer, and can result in pain, pathologic fractures, hypercalcemia, and overall functional compromise. External beam radiation is a proven, highly efficacious, and noninvasive therapy that can provide symptomatic relief from painful osseous lesions. When deciding upon the best treatment regimen, it is important to consider patient factors such as overall life expectancy, performance status, disease burden, and site of osseous metastatic pain...
December 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249780/palliative-reirradiation-for-painful-bone-metastases-clinical-cases-and-literature-review
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Gen Suzuki, Hideya Yamazaki, Norihiro Aibe, Koji Masui, Naomi Sasaki, Kotoha Tatekawa, Daisuke Shimizu, Takuya Kimoto, Takeshi Nishimura, Akihiro Nakashima, Kei Yamada
Reirradiation to previously irradiated peripheral bone metastases for pain has been shown to be safe and effective, but no specific trial has been completed to define the indications for reirradiation of patients with recurrent symptoms of metastatic bone disease. Thus, we aimed to assess the effectiveness and prognostic factors of reirradiation for painful bone metastases. To do so, we reviewed the cases of 14 patients with painful bone metastases who had undergone reirradiation at our hospital. A favorable pain response after reirradiation wasachieved in 50% (7/14) of the patients...
December 15, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248399/palliative-chemoradiotherapy-versus-radiotherapy-alone-for-dysphagia-in-advanced-oesophageal-cancer-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-trog-03-01
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Michael G Penniment, Paolo B De Ieso, Jennifer A Harvey, Sonya Stephens, Heather-Jane Au, Christopher J O'Callaghan, Andrew Kneebone, Samuel Y Ngan, Iain G Ward, Rajarshi Roy, Jennifer G Smith, Tirath Nijjar, James J Biagi, Liam A Mulroy, Rebecca Wong
BACKGROUND: A short course of radiotherapy is commonly prescribed for palliative relief of malignant dysphagia in patients with incurable oesophageal cancer. We compared chemoradiotherapy with radiotherapy alone for dysphagia relief in the palliative setting. METHODS: This multicentre randomised controlled trial included patients with advanced or metastatic oesophageal cancer who were randomly assigned (1:1) through a computer-generated adaptive biased coin design to either palliative chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy alone for treatment of malignant dysphagia at 22 hospitals in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK...
December 13, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239192/-combined-regimens-in-immunotherapy
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B Melichar, M Spisarová
The advent of immunotherapy has changed our concept of how to manage metastatic disease. With the exception of relatively rare tumors, the treatment of metastatic cancer is still considered as palliative, and in systemic treatment immunotherapy is often selected, considering better tolerance. Immunotherapy opens the perspective of a long-term, possibly durable, response, and, in contrast to other approaches to targeted therapy, is active across a spectrum of tumors. Combined regimens that increase the efficacy, given the context, are thus of importance...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237955/accelerated-hypofractionation-octa-shot-palliative-radiation-schedule-in-advanced-head-and-neck-carcinoma
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Shankar Lal Jakhar, Ramesh Purohit, Akankhsha Solanki, P Murali, Trupti Kothari, Neeti Sharma, Harvinder Singh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancers are attributed to be the most common type of malignancy in the developing countries with most cases presenting in advanced stage. This pilot study was performed to evaluate the effect of an accelerated hypofractionated 4 days schedule (octa shot) in providing palliation to such advanced cases of head and neck cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients with advanced (Stage VIB-IVB) squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck region were enrolled in the study...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
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