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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081302/education-and-support-needs-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-multi-institutional-survey
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Joe Jabbour, Chris Milross, Puma Sundaresan, Ardalan Ebrahimi, Heather L Shepherd, Haryana M Dhillon, Gary Morgan, Bruce Ashford, Muzib Abdul-Razak, Eva Wong, Michael Veness, Carsten E Palme, Cate Froggatt, Ruben Cohen, Rafael Ekmejian, Jessica Tay, David Roshan, Jonathan R Clark
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) encompasses a diverse group of tumors, and thus providing appropriate and tailored information to patients before, during, and after treatment is a challenge. The objective of the current study was to characterize the experience and unmet needs of patients with HNC with regard to information and support provision. METHODS: A 28-question, cross-sectional survey was completed by patients treated for HNC at 1 of 4 institutions in New South Wales, Australia (Chris O'Brien Lifehouse and Liverpool, Westmead, and Wollongong hospitals)...
January 12, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081010/biological-dose-representation-for-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-of-unconventional-fractionation
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Nobuyuki Kanematsu, Taku Inaniwa
In carbon-ion radiotherapy, single-beam delivery each day in alternate directions has been common practice for efficient operation, taking advantage of the Bragg peak and the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) for uniform dose conformation to a tumor. Treatments are usually fractionated and treatment plans are evaluated with the total RBE-weighted dose; however, this is of limited relevance to the biological effect. In this study, we reformulate the biologically effective dose (BED) to normalize the dose-fractionation and cell-repopulation effects as well as the RBE of treating radiation, based on inactivation of a reference cell line by a reference carbon-ion radiation...
January 12, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078727/second-cancer-incidence-in-primary-mediastinal-b-cell-lymphoma-treated-with-methotrexate-with-leucovorin-rescue-doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide-vincristine-prednisone-and-bleomycin-regimen-with-or-without-rituximab-and-mediastinal-radiotherapy-results-from-a-monoinstitutional
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Vitaliana De Sanctis, Marco Alfò, Alice Di Rocco, Michela Ansuinelli, Eleonora Russo, Mattia F Osti, Maurizio Valeriani, Giuseppe Minniti, Lavinia Grapulin, Daniela Musio, Stefano Bracci, Alessandra Spagnoli, Maria Luisa Moleti, Vincenzo Tombolini, Maurizio Martelli
Our aim is to assess the incidence of second cancer in long-time surviving primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL) patients treated with combined radiochemoimmunotherapy (standard methotrexate with leucovorin rescue, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, prednisone, and bleomycin with rituximab and mediastinal radiation therapy at a dose of 30 to 36 Gy). For this purpose, 92 points were evaluated. After a median overall survival of 137 months (range 76-212), we recorded second cancer in 3 of 80 long-surviving patients (3...
January 12, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078113/results-of-intraoperative-electron-beam-radiotherapy-containing-multimodality-treatment-for-locally-unresectable-t4-rectal-cancer-a-pooled-analysis-of-the-mayo-clinic-rochester-and-catharina-hospital-eindhoven
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Fabian A Holman, Michael G Haddock, Leonard L Gunderson, Miranda Kusters, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Hetty A van den Berg, Heidi Nelson, Harm J T Rutten
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to analyse the pooled results of intraoperative electron beam radiotherapy (IOERT) containing multimodality treatment of locally advanced T4 rectal cancer, initially unresectable for cure, from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA (MCR) and Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (CHE), both major referral centers for locally advanced rectal cancer. A rectal tumor is called locally unresectable for cure if after full clinical work-up infiltration into the surrounding structures or organs has been demonstrated, which would result in positive surgical margins if resection was the initial component of treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076721/effect-of-tumor-complexity-and-technique-on-efficacy-and-complications-after-percutaneous-microwave-ablation-of-stage-t1a-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Marki E Klapperich, E Jason Abel, Timothy J Ziemlewicz, Sara Best, Meghan G Lubner, Stephen Y Nakada, J Louis Hinshaw, Christopher L Brace, Fred T Lee, Shane A Wells
Purpose To evaluate the effects of tumor complexity and technique on early and midterm oncologic efficacy and rate of complications for 100 consecutive biopsy-proved stage T1a renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) treated with percutaneous microwave ablation. Materials and Methods This HIPAA-compliant, single-center retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. The requirement to obtain informed consent was waived. Ninety-six consecutive patients (68 men, 28 women; mean age, 66 years ± 9.4) with 100 stage T1a N0M0 biopsy-proved RCCs (median diameter, 2...
January 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076332/lysosomal-acid-phosphatase-2-is-an-unfavorable-prognostic-factor-but-is-associated-with-better-survival-in-stage-ii-colorectal-cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy
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Yu-Chieh Lee, Chia-Yu Su, Yuan-Feng Lin, Chun-Mao Lin, Chih-Yeu Fang, Yen-Kuang Lin, Michael Hsiao, Chi-Long Chen
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading cancers worldwide. Surgery is the main therapeutic modality for stage II CRC. However, the implementation of adjuvant chemotherapy remains controversial and is not universally applied so far. In this study, we found that the protein expression of lysosomal acid phosphatase 2 (ACP2) was increased in CRC and that stage II CRC patients with high ACP2 expression showed a poorer outcome than those with low ACP2 expression (p = 0.004). To investigate this discrepancy, we analyzed the relation between ACP2 expression and several clinical cofactors...
January 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076009/delineating-extramammary-findings-at-breast-mr-imaging
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Yiming Gao, Opeyemi Ibidapo, Hildegard K Toth, Linda Moy
Breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the only breast imaging modality that consistently encompasses extramammary structures in the thorax and upper abdomen. Incidental extramammary findings on breast MR images of patients with a history of breast cancer or other malignancies are significantly more likely to be malignant and may affect staging and treatment. An understanding of the frequency, distribution, and context of extramammary findings on breast MR images and a familiarity with common and uncommon sites of breast cancer metastasis inform the differential diagnosis and prompt the appropriate diagnostic next step, to differentiate benign from malignant findings...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076008/pictorial-review-of-false-positive-results-on-radioiodine-scintigrams-of-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Amy V Chudgar, Jagruti C Shah
Radioiodine has served an important role in the diagnostic workup and treatment of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer for more than 6 decades. The interpretation of radioiodine scintigraphic studies should be performed in conjunction with a comprehensive history, histopathologic correlation, and pertinent laboratory values, as well as correlation with available anatomic images and the findings from physical examination. A thorough understanding of the physiology and biodistribution of radioiodine is critical when interpreting radioiodine scintigraphic studies to avoid misinterpretation of physiologic and nonthyroid pathologic variants as thyroid cancer metastases...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075622/imaging-surveillance-after-primary-breast-cancer-treatment
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Diana L Lam, Nehmat Houssami, Janie M Lee
OBJECTIVE: Current clinical guidelines are consistent in supporting annual mammography for women after treatment of primary breast cancer. Surveillance imaging beyond standard digital mammography, including digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), breast ultrasound, and MRI, may improve outcomes. This article reviews the evidence on the performance and effectiveness of breast imaging modalities available for surveillance after treatment of sporadic unilateral primary breast cancer and identifies additional factors to be considered when selecting an imaging surveillance regimen...
January 11, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075516/quantifying-severe-urinary-complications-after-radical-prostatectomy-the-development-and-validation-of-a-surgical-performance-indicator-using-hospital-administrative-data
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A Sujenthiran, S C Charman, M Parry, J Nossiter, A Aggarwal, P Dasgupta, H Payne, N W Clarke, P Cathcart, J van der Meulen
OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate a surgical performance indicator based on severe urinary complications that require an intervention within two years after radical prostatectomy (RP) identified in hospital administrative data. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Men who underwent RP between 2008 and 2012 in England were identified using hospital administrative data. A transparent coding-framework based on procedure codes was developed to identify severe urinary complications which were grouped into "stricture", "incontinence" and "other"...
January 11, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074326/minimally-invasive-staging-surgery-in-women-with-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-data-base
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Amy J Bregar, Alexander Melamed, Elisabeth Diver, Joel T Clemmer, Shitanshu Uppal, John O Schorge, Laurel W Rice, Marcela G Del Carmen, J Alejandro Rauh-Hain
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with the adoption of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) compared with laparotomy in the treatment of endometrial cancer and to compare surgical outcomes and survival between these two surgical modalities. METHODS: We utilized the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to identify women diagnosed with presumed early-stage endometrial cancer between 2010 and 2012. We also identified factors associated with the performance of MIS and utilized propensity score matching to create a matched cohort of women who underwent minimally invasive staging surgery or laparotomy for surgical staging...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074274/glioma-experimental-models-and-reality
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REVIEW
Krissie Lenting, Roel Verhaak, Mark Ter Laan, Pieter Wesseling, William Leenders
In theory, in vitro and in vivo models for human gliomas have great potential to not only enhance our understanding of glioma biology, but also to facilitate the development of novel treatment strategies for these tumors. For reliable prediction and validation of the effects of different therapeutic modalities, however, glioma models need to comply with specific and more strict demands than other models of cancer, and these demands are directly related to the combination of genetic aberrations and the specific brain micro-environment gliomas grow in...
January 10, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070659/diagnosis-treatment-and-consequences-of-anastomotic-leakage-in-colorectal-surgery
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Bodil Gessler, Olle Eriksson, Eva Angenete
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the choice of modality for diagnosis, treatments, and consequences of anastomotic leakage. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of consecutive patients who underwent surgery that included a colorectal anastomosis due to colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or benign polyps. RESULTS: A total of 600 patients were included during 2010-2012, and 60 (10%) had an anastomotic leakage...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069053/influence-of-daily-imaging-on-plan-quality-and-normal-tissue-toxicity-for-prostate-cancer-radiotherapy
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Katharina Bell, Marina Heitfeld, Norbert Licht, Christian Rübe, Yvonne Dzierma
BACKGROUND: Modern radiotherapy offers various possibilities for image guided verification of patient positioning. Different clinically relevant IGRT (image guided radiotherapy) scenarios were considered with regard to their influence on dosimetric plan quality and normal tissue complication probability (NTCP). METHODS: This study is based on treatment plans of 50 prostate patients. We evaluate the clinically performed IGRT and simulate the influence of different daily IGRT scenarios on plan quality...
January 10, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068873/patterns-of-treatment-failure-in-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma
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Sarika N Rao, Mark Zafereo, Ramona Dadu, Naifa Busaidy, Kenneth Hess, Gilbert J Cote, Michelle D Williams, William Nassib William, Vlad C Sandulache, Neil D Gross, Brandon Gunn, Charles Lu, Renata Ferrarotto, Stephen Y Lai, Maria Cabanillas
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is one of the most lethal forms of cancer with a high mortality rate. Current guidelines support surgery for resectable ATC followed by external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with or without chemotherapy. Treatment for those who are unresectable is palliative. Our goal was to examine first-line therapies as well as the role of genomic profiling in an effort better understand how to approach ATC. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of ATC patients who were seen at our institution from 1/2013 to 10/2015...
January 9, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068239/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis-of-19-trials
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REVIEW
Fausto Petrelli, Tiziana Comito, Antonio Ghidini, Valter Torri, Marta Scorsetti, Sandro Barni
PURPOSE: Although surgery is the standard of care for resectable pancreatic cancer (PC), standard-dose chemoradiation therapy and chemotherapy alone are suitable for patients with unresectable disease. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is an alternative, focused local therapy that delivers high radiation doses within a few fractions to the cancer, sparing the surrounding critical tissue. We performed a systematic review and pooled analysis of published trials to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this emerging treatment modality...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067486/photocrosslinkable-polymer-dots-with-stable-sensitizer-loading-and-amplified-singlet-oxygen-generation-for-photodynamic-therapy
#17
Ying Tang, Haobin Chen, Kaiwen Chang, Zhihe Liu, Yu Wang, Songnan Qu, Hong Xu, Changfeng Wu
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising treatment modality for clinical cancer therapy. However, the therapeutic effect of PDT is strongly dependent on the property of photosensitizer. Here, we developed photocrosslinkable semiconductor polymer dots doped with photosensitizer Chlorin e6 (Ce6) to construct a nanoparticle platform for photodynamic therapy. Photo-reactive oxetane groups were attached to the side chains of the semiconductor polymer. After photocrosslinking reaction, the Ce6-doped Pdots formed an interpenetrated structure to prevent Ce6 leaching out from the Pdot matrix...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066621/the-non-intubated-anesthesia-for-airway-surgery
#18
REVIEW
Katsuhiro Okuda, Ryoichi Nakanishi
Surgical treatment for lung cancer including airway resection following reconstruction is typically performed under general anesthesia with single-lung ventilation because it is necessary to maintain a sufficient working space and to adjust the airway pressure for the leak test. However, non-intubated thoracic surgery has been gradually developed in recent years for thoracoscopic surgery, due to its lower rate of postoperative complications, shorter hospitalization duration, and lower invasiveness than the usual single-lung anesthesia...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063195/first-line-non-cytotoxic-therapy-in-chemotherapy-naive-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-ten-randomised-clinical-trials
#19
REVIEW
Michiel H F Poorthuis, Robin W M Vernooij, R Jeroen A van Moorselaar, Theo M de Reijke
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate all available treatment options in chemotherapy-naive patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane libraries up to March 1, 2016 for peer-reviewed publications on randomised clinical trials (RCTs). RCTs were included if progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), quality of life (QoL), or adverse events (AEs) were quantitatively evaluated...
January 6, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062429/inadvertently-boarding-a-pirate-ship-disease-progression-in-a-paediatric-patient-with-relapsed-metastatic-ewing-sarcoma-receiving-treatment-at-a-centre-for-alternative-therapy-in-mexico
#20
Jessica H Cheng, Leslie Y Chiang, Dennis John Kuo
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies are commonly incorporated into the care of patients with paediatric cancer. Many modalities are safe and effective during cancer treatment and have proved beneficial for symptom relief and quality of life. However, situations where alternative therapy is provided without allopathic medical care supportive care resources can pose a safety risk to patients. This report describes the case of a 16-year-old Chinese girl with metastatic Ewing sarcoma who sought treatment with alternative treatment in Mexico...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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