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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159773/japan-society-of-gynecologic-oncology-guidelines-2015-for-the-treatment-of-vulvar-cancer-and-vaginal-cancer
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Toshiaki Saito, Tsutomu Tabata, Hitoshi Ikushima, Hiroyuki Yanai, Hironori Tashiro, Hitoshi Niikura, Takeo Minaguchi, Toshinari Muramatsu, Tsukasa Baba, Wataru Yamagami, Kazuya Ariyoshi, Kimio Ushijima, Mikio Mikami, Satoru Nagase, Masanori Kaneuchi, Nobuo Yaegashi, Yasuhiro Udagawa, Hidetaka Katabuchi
BACKGROUND: Vulvar cancer and vaginal cancer are relatively rare tumors, and there had been no established treatment principles or guidelines to treat these rare tumors in Japan. The first version of the Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology (JSGO) guidelines for the treatment of vulvar cancer and vaginal cancer was published in 2015 in Japanese. OBJECTIVE: The JSGO committee decided to publish the English version of the JSGO guidelines worldwide, and hope it will be a useful guide to physicians in a similar situation as in Japan...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158011/extended-adjuvant-intermittent-letrozole-versus-continuous-letrozole-in-postmenopausal-women-with-breast-cancer-sole-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Marco Colleoni, Weixiu Luo, Per Karlsson, Jacquie Chirgwin, Stefan Aebi, Guy Jerusalem, Patrick Neven, Erika Hitre, Marie-Pascale Graas, Edda Simoncini, Claus Kamby, Alastair Thompson, Sibylle Loibl, Joaquín Gavilá, Katsumasa Kuroi, Christian Marth, Bettina Müller, Seamus O'Reilly, Vincenzo Di Lauro, Andrea Gombos, Thomas Ruhstaller, Harold Burstein, Karin Ribi, Jürg Bernhard, Giuseppe Viale, Rudolf Maibach, Manuela Rabaglio-Poretti, Richard D Gelber, Alan S Coates, Angelo Di Leo, Meredith M Regan, Aron Goldhirsch
BACKGROUND: In animal models of breast cancer, resistance to continuous use of letrozole can be reversed by withdrawal and reintroduction of letrozole. We therefore hypothesised that extended intermittent use of adjuvant letrozole would improve breast cancer outcome compared with continuous use of letrozole in postmenopausal women. METHODS: We did the multicentre, open-label, randomised, parallel, phase 3 SOLE trial in 240 centres (academic, primary, secondary, and tertiary care centres) in 22 countries...
November 17, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152076/profiling-tumour-heterogeneity-through-circulating-tumour-dna-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Patricia Adamo, Caroline M Cowley, Christopher P Neal, Vilas Mistry, Karen Page, Ashley R Dennison, John Isherwood, Robert Hastings, JinLi Luo, David A Moore, Pringle J Howard, Martins L Miguel, Catrin Pritchard, Margaret Manson, Jacqui A Shaw
The majority of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC) are diagnosed late so that surgery is rarely curative. Earlier detection could significantly increase the likelihood of successful treatment and improve survival. The aim of the study was to provide proof of principle that point mutations in key cancer genes can be identified by sequencing circulating free DNA (cfDNA) and that this could be used to detect early PDACs and potentially, premalignant lesions, to help target early effective treatment. Targeted next generation sequencing (tNGS) analysis of mutation hotspots in 50 cancer genes was conducted in 26 patients with PDAC, 14 patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) and 12 healthy controls with KRAS status validated by digital droplet PCR...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147813/noninvasive-induction-of-angiogenesis-in-tissues-by-external-suction-sequential-optimization-for-use-in-reconstructive-surgery
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G Giatsidis, L Cheng, A Haddad, K Ji, J Succar, L Lancerotto, J Lujan-Hernandez, P Fiorina, H Matsumine, D P Orgill
In reconstructive surgery, tissues are routinely transferred to repair a defect caused by trauma, cancer, chronic diseases, or congenital malformations; surgical transfer intrinsically impairs metabolic supply to tissues placing a risk of ischemia-related complications such as necrosis, impaired healing, or infection. Pre-surgical induction of angiogenesis in tissues (preconditioning) can limit postsurgical ischemic complications and improve outcomes, but very few preconditioning strategies have successfully been translated to clinical practice due to the invasiveness of most proposed approaches, their suboptimal effects, and their challenging regulatory approval...
November 17, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146051/beta-catenin-and-p53-expression-in-topographic-compartments-of-colorectal-cancer-and-its-prognostic-value-following-surgery
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Juan Daniel Prieto, Martina Álvarez, María Isabel Hierro, Isabel García, Luis Vicioso
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most prevalent neoplasm worldwide and the fourth cause of cancer-related death. From Vogelstein's initial model, new molecular knowledge has been incorporated which includes an elevated number of genetic mutations, many of them located in the Wnt pathway, which affect its principle effector: β-catenin. Additionally, it is necessary to keep the heterogeneity of CRCs in mind, both in terms of morphology and biology. The aim of this work is to study the interaction between the Wnt molecular pathway, by means of immunoexpression of β-catenin, in CRC and other molecular mechanisms, such as the p53 pathway, in order to determine the pattern - if one exists - of different immunohistochemical expression of β-catenin and p53 in the superficial and deep tumor components, and lastly, to determine the impact of these markers on prognosis...
December 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131778/adventures-and-misadventures-in-plastic-surgery-and-soft-tissue-implants
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Dana J Lin, Tony T Wong, Gina A Ciavarra, Jonathan K Kazam
Soft-tissue augmentation and implants are increasingly seen by the radiologist as more techniques emerge for a variety of indications and locations. Some surgical and implant procedures are performed for purely cosmetic reasons in otherwise healthy patients seeking to improve their body image, and some are performed for reconstruction after cancer or other chronic illnesses. Abdominoplasty, liposuction, and autologous fat grafting can be performed for abdominal and gluteal contouring. Injection of liquid injectable silicone has historically been fraught with legal issues, although it continues to be used for augmentation in a variety of anatomic locations...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121775/developments-in-optical-imaging-for-gastrointestinal-surgery
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Emma Upchurch, Shelly Griffiths, Gavin-Rhys Lloyd, Martin Isabelle, Catherine Kendall, Hugh Barr
To improve outcomes for patients with cancer, in terms of both survival and a reduction in the morbidity and mortality that results from surgical resection and treatment, there are two main areas that require improvement. Accurate early diagnosis of the cancer, at a stage where curative and, ideally, minimally invasive treatment is achievable, is desired as well as identification of tumor margins, lymphatic and distant disease, enabling complete, but not unnecessarily extensive, resection. Optical imaging is making progress in achieving these aims...
November 10, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121243/a-structured-training-program-for-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-a-delphi-consensus-study-in-europe
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E Visser, P S N van Rossum, H van Veer, K Al-Naimi, M A Chaudry, M A Cuesta, S S Gisbertz, C A Gutschow, A H Hölscher, M D P Luyer, C Mariette, K Moorthy, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen, M Nilsson, J V Räsänen, P M Schneider, W Schröder, E Cheong, R van Hillegersberg
Evidence suggests that structured training programs for laparoscopic procedures can ensure a safe standard of skill acquisition prior to independent practice. Although minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIO) is technically demanding, no consensus on requirements for training for the MIO procedure exists. The aim of this study is to determine essential steps required for a structured training program in MIO using the Delphi consensus methodology. Eighteen MIO experts from 13 European hospitals were asked to participate in this study...
November 7, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113675/surgery-induced-tumor-growth-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Klaas M Govaert, Jennifer M J Jongen, Onno Kranenburg, Inne H M Borel Rinkes
Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is a devastating disease causing 700.000 deaths annually worldwide. Metastases most frequently develop in the liver. Partial hepatectomy has dramatically improved clinical outcome and is the only curative treatment option for eligible patients with mCRC. Pre-clinical studies have shown that surgical procedures can have tumor-promoting local 'side-effects' such as hypoxia and inflammation, thereby altering the behaviour of residual tumor cells. In addition, systemically released factors following (colon or liver) surgery can act as a wakeup-call for dormant tumor cells in distant organs and/or help establish a pre-metastatic niche...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078690/single-port-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-vats-right-pneumonectomy-a-case-report
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Matic Domjan, Ana Mavko, Tomaž Štupnik
When it comes to surgical treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), modern principles dictate that every possible effort should be made to avoid pneumonectomy, its debilitating consequences and a higher rate of complications. In marginal cases where video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) sleeve or double sleeve lobectomy cannot be performed a conversion to open sleeve lobectomy is always preferred over a VATS pneumonectomy. We present a case of a 64-year-old male patient with two synchronous tumors of the right lung, both centrally located in the right upper and the right lower lobe...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078613/the-athens-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-masterclass-an-ambitious-kickstarter
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Constantine Marios Soultanis, Diego Gonzalez Rivas, Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Konstantinos Siafakas
The shift from open to minimally invasive techniques in thoracic surgery has been dramatic during the past 10 years. Not only the feasibility, safety, reproducibility and oncologic efficacy of these techniques have been clearly demonstrated, but also their superiority concerning mortality, postoperative pain, postoperative quality of life and recovery. Thus, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is currently the procedure of choice for a wide variety of thoracic interventions, ranging from major pulmonary resections for lung cancer to thymectomy and mediastinal procedures, even to esophageal procedures...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078604/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-bronchial-sleeve-lobectomy
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Fabio Davoli, Luca Bertolaccini, Alessandro Pardolesi, Piergiorgio Solli
A sleeve lobectomy (SL) is considered a valid option instead of a pneumonectomy in patients affected by central non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the last few years, the improvement of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has allowed experienced surgeons to carry out this challenging operation by a minimally invasive approach. A full pre-operative assessment enclosing a flexible fiber-optic bronchoscopy evaluation and a multidisciplinary team discussion of the clinical case must be accomplished...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078579/educational-system-of-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-trainee-how-to-teach-how-to-learn
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REVIEW
Akio Kaito, Takahiro Kinoshita
The feasibility of laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) has been gradually proven by several scientific works, however, proper training method for this kind of surgery are still under investigation and debate. Here we report our educational system of LG to enhance the skill of young surgeons in our hospital. Our training program for trainee consists of 3 years of junior residency and 2 years of senior residency programs, requiring 5 years in total. In order to master LG, three following factors seem to be essential: learning, practice and experience...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078566/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-and-open-chest-surgery-in-infectious-lung-diseases
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REVIEW
Agasthian Thirugnanam
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for infection or inflammatory conditions is uncommon as compared to lung cancer. In most developed countries less than 5% of all VATS procedures are for infective/inflammatory conditions. However VATS is technically more challenging in this situation and are more prone to postoperative complications. Principles of VATS for infectious diseases involve complete safe surgical removal of the diseased infected lung and prevention of major complications by minimally invasive technique...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046085/transoral-laser-surgery-for-laryngeal-carcinoma-has-steiner-achieved-a-genuine-paradigm-shift-in-oncological-surgery
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A T Harris, A Tanyi, R D Hart, J Trites, M H Rigby, J Lancaster, A Nicolaides, S M Taylor
Transoral laser microsurgery applies to the piecemeal removal of malignant tumours of the upper aerodigestive tract using the CO2 laser under the operating microscope. This method of surgery is being increasingly popularised as a single modality treatment of choice in early laryngeal cancers (T1 and T2) and occasionally in the more advanced forms of the disease (T3 and T4), predominantly within the supraglottis. Thomas Kuhn, the American physicist turned philosopher and historian of science, coined the phrase 'paradigm shift' in his groundbreaking book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions...
October 19, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029582/new-concepts-in-the-treatment-of-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Ori Wald, David J Sugarbaker
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly aggressive and generally incurable cancer. Current anti-MPM chemotherapy-based treatments are only marginally effective, and long-term survival remains an unmet goal. Nonetheless, in selected cases, personalized surgery-based multimodality treatments (MMT) have been shown to significantly extend survival. The design of MMT and selection of patients are challenging, and optimal results require accurate presurgical diagnosis, staging, and risk stratification. Further, meticulous surgical techniques and advanced radiation protocols must be applied...
October 13, 2017: Annual Review of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993920/laparoscopic-lymph-node-dissection-around-the-inferior-mesenteric-artery-for-left-sided-colon-and-rectal-cancer
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Hidekazu Takahashi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Chu Matsuda, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
Lymph node dissection is a critical part of surgery for colorectal cancer. Japanese D3 and complete mesocolic excision are two unique principles for lymph node dissection in colorectal cancer. Laparoscopic surgery magnifies the targets and provides insight about the micro-anatomy through high-quality, high-definition imaging, which benefits the surgeon. Although laparoscopic colorectal resection is feasible, there is no universal procedure. We describe in detail the anatomy viewed during lymph node dissection around the inferior mesenteric artery...
October 9, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993914/operative-vectors-anatomic-distortion-fluid-dynamics-and-the-inherent-effects-of-pneumatic-insufflation-encountered-during-transanal-total-mesorectal-excision
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S Atallah, P Gonzalez, S Chadi, R Hompes, J Knol
BACKGROUND: Transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) is an altogether different approach to rectal cancer surgery, and the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) on this dissection remain poorly described. METHODS: This article critically examines the effect of carbon dioxide insufflation and the workspace it creates during the process of taTME. The unique aspects of insulation with this approach are governed by the laws of physics, especially the principles of fluid dynamics, an area that remains poorly described for laparoscopy and not at all described for taTME...
October 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969090/procedural-difficulty-differences-according-to-tumor-location-do-not-compromise-the-clinical-outcome-of-laparoscopic-complete-mesocolic-excision-for-colon-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis
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Min Ki Kim, In Kyu Lee, Bong-Hyeon Kye, Jun-Gi Kim
Laparoscopic colectomy procedures and their corresponding difficulty levels may vary depending on the tumor location within the colon, and a laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision (CME) with central vascular ligation (CVL) would require more proficiency than a conventional laparoscopic colectomy. We aimed to report our laparoscopic CME with CVL data and to investigate the clinical outcome differences of laparoscopic CME with CVL by various tumor sub-site locations. Prospectively collected clinical data of consecutive patients who received laparoscopic colectomy for primary colon cancer between April 1995 and December 2010 from single surgeon were retrospectively reviewed...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961532/nanomaterials-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Wantong Song, Sara N Musetti, Leaf Huang
Cancer immunotherapy is quickly growing to be the fourth most important cancer therapy, after surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Immunotherapy is the most promising cancer management strategy because it orchestrates the body's own immune system to target and eradicate cancer cells, which may result in durable antitumor responses and reduce metastasis and recurrence more than traditional treatments. Nanomaterials hold great promise in further improving the efficiency of cancer immunotherapy - in many cases, they are even necessary for effective delivery...
December 2017: Biomaterials
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