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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319482/immunotherapy-for-food-allergy
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William R Reisacher, Wesley Davison
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review discusses strategies for administering specific immunotherapy (SIT) for the treatment of food allergy. It focuses on three delivery routes for food allergens, immunomodulatory adjuvants and allergen modifications. RECENT FINDINGS: Interest in SIT for food allergy has been increasing significantly. Sublingual immunotherapy is effective for desensitization with a very favorable adverse event profile. Epicutaneous immunotherapy is also effective, most notably in younger children, with a high rate of local reactions...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318718/-treatment-of-macular-edema-comparison-of-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-subconjunctival-triamcinolone-injections-sub-tenon-s-triamcinolone-injections-and-intravitreal-dexamethasone-implant
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C Carbonnière, C Couret, A Blériot, O Lebreton, H Massé, G Le Meur, P Lebranchu, M Weber
The area of uveitis is related to numerous pathological entities. One of the main causes of decreased visual acuity in these patients is macular edema. One aspect of the treatment includes cortosteroids used peri- and intra-ocularly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The goal of our work was to estimate the criteria of efficacy (on improvement in visual acuity and macular edema, as well as time to recurrence) and safety (on intraocular pressure and cataract) of these various routes of administration of corticosteroid after a single injection...
March 16, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316990/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-biomarkers-in-glioblastoma-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Wojciech Szopa, Thomas A Burley, Gabriela Kramer-Marek, Wojciech Kaspera
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a primary neuroepithelial tumor of the central nervous system, characterized by an extremely aggressive clinical phenotype. Patients with GBM have a poor prognosis and only 3-5% of them survive for more than 5 years. The current GBM treatment standards include maximal resection followed by radiotherapy with concomitant and adjuvant therapies. Despite these aggressive therapeutic regimens, the majority of patients suffer recurrence due to molecular heterogeneity of GBM. Consequently, a number of potential diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive biomarkers have been investigated...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315230/clinical-outcome-and-molecular-characterization-of-brain-metastases-from-esophageal-and-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Michele Ghidini, Fausto Petrelli, Jens Claus Hahne, Annamaria De Giorgi, Laura Toppo, Claudio Pizzo, Margherita Ratti, Sandro Barni, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Gianluca Tomasello
The aim of the study was to collect the available data on central nervous system (CNS) metastases from esophageal and gastric cancer. A PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Web of Science, LILACS, Ovid and Cochrane Library search was performed. Thirty-seven studies including 779 patients were considered. Among the data extracted, treatment of tumor and brain metastases (BMs), time to BMs development, number and subsite, extracerebral metastases rate, median overall survival (OS) and prognostic factors were included. For esophageal cancer, the median OS from diagnosis of BMs was 4...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315066/failure-patterns-according-to-molecular-subtype-in-patients-with-invasive-breast-cancer-following-postoperative-adjuvant-radiotherapy-long-term-outcomes-in-contemporary-clinical-practice
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Yu Jin Lim, Sea-Won Lee, Noorie Choi, Jeanny Kwon, Keun-Yong Eom, Eunyoung Kang, Eun-Kyu Kim, Sung-Won Kim, Jee Hyun Kim, Yu Jung Kim, Se Hyun Kim, So Yeon Park, Jae-Sung Kim, In Ah Kim
PURPOSE: Although gene expression profiling provides critical information, knowledge remains limited regarding the differential effects of molecular subtype on clinical course. This study evaluated the impact of molecular status on long-term patterns of failure in patients with non-metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: We analyzed data from 1181 individuals with invasive breast cancer undergoing surgery plus PORT from 2003 to 2011. Molecular subtypes were defined as luminal A (LA), luminal B (LB)-HER2(-), LB-HER2(+), HER2, and triple-negative (TN) based on the 2013 St...
March 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296574/high-initiation-of-adjuvant-hormonal-therapy-among-uninsured-stages-i-iii-breast-cancer-patients-treated-in-a-safety-net-healthcare-system
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Caitlin C Murphy, Jasmin A Tiro, Gary W Jean, Bijal A Balasubramian, Carlos A Alvarez
OBJECTIVE: Despite benefits of adjuvant hormonal therapy (AHT), many eligible breast cancer patients do not complete therapy as recommended. Patterns of AHT use have not been well studied among uninsured breast cancer patients who fall into coverage gaps or are ineligible for public insurance programs. METHODS: We identified 291 patients newly diagnosed with stages I-III hormone receptor-positive breast cancer from January 2008 to December 2012. All patients were treated at a safety-net healthcare system and enrolled in an income-based medical assistance program that fills AHT prescriptions at low cost...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295220/total-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-rectal-cancer-an-emerging-option
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REVIEW
Ethan B Ludmir, Manisha Palta, Christopher G Willett, Brian G Czito
The treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) has benefited from improved surgical techniques and from the implementation of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT), which have markedly decreased the rates of local recurrence. However, distant metastatic disease remains the most significant cause of death for these patients. Although adjuvant chemotherapy (ChT) after neoadjuvant CRT and definitive surgery is commonly recommended, the value of adjuvant systemic therapy remains less clear. Trials evaluating adjuvant ChT for rectal cancer have been handicapped by poor compliance rates and inconsistent survival results...
March 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286921/treatment-strategies-for-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Mauro Cives, Jonathan Strosberg
The therapeutic landscape of gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) has evolved significantly in recent years. Current and emerging treatment options include somatostatin analogs, radiolabeled somatostatin analogs, the mTOR inhibitor everolimus, and the tyrosine kinase inhibitor sunitinib. Although high-quality data from phase III trials are lacking, cytotoxic agents are commonly used for the treatment of poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas and well-differentiated NETs originating in the pancreas...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286864/in-vivo-expansion-of-melanoma-specific-t-cells-using-microneedle-arrays-coated-with-immune-polyelectrolyte-multilayers
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Qin Zeng, Joshua M Gammon, Lisa H Tostanoski, Yu-Chieh Chiu, Christopher M Jewell
Microneedles (MNs) are micron-scale polymeric or metallic structures that offer distinct advantages for vaccines by efficiently targeting skin-resident immune cells, eliminating injection-associated pain, and improving patient compliance. These advantages, along with recent studies showing therapeutic benefits achieved using traditional intradermal injections in human cancer patients, suggest MN delivery might enhance cancer vaccines and immunotherapies. We recently developed a new class of polyelectrolyte multilayers based on the self-assembly of model peptide antigens and molecular toll-like receptor agonists (TLRa) into ultrathin, conformal coatings...
February 13, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285537/milestone-clinical-trials-of-the-national-surgical-adjuvant-breast-and-bowel-project-nsabp
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REVIEW
Priya Rastogi, D Lawrence Wickerham, Charles E Geyer, Eleftherios P Mamounas, Thomas B Julian, Norman Wolmark
The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) has made significant contributions in reducing the extent of breast surgery and in improving outcomes of patients with early-stage breast cancer through the conduct of large randomized clinical trials evaluating local and systemic therapy. In 2014, the NSABP merged with two other US National Cancer Institute-funded cooperative groups, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), to form NRG Oncology. The combined organization has 218 member institutions with more than 600 affiliate centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and other international sites...
February 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284519/breast-conserving-surgery-and-locoregional-control-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
M Teshome, H M Kuerer
The management of breast malignancy and the role of neoadjuvant systemic therapy has continued to evolve over the past 50 years. Survival equivalence with adjuvant systemic therapy is well accepted and demonstrated in several clinical trials. However, strong association with survival outcome and pathologic complete response emerged. Assessment of tumor response, as a surrogate for outcome, continues to be a driver for neoadjuvant therapy with increased applicability in the setting of sophisticated understanding and implications of breast tumor biology and molecular subtype...
February 12, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278159/combined-regimen-of-photodynamic-therapy-mediated-by-gallium-phthalocyanine-chloride-and-metformin-enhances-anti-melanoma-efficacy
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Diana Tudor, Iuliana Nenu, Gabriela Adriana Filip, Diana Olteanu, Mihai Cenariu, Flaviu Tabaran, Rodica Mariana Ion, Lucian Gligor, Ioana Baldea
BACKGROUND: Melanoma therapy is challenging, especially in advanced cases, due to multiple developed tumor defense mechanisms. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) might represent an adjuvant treatment, because of its bimodal action: tumor destruction and immune system awakening. In this study, a combination of PDT mediated by a metal substituted phthalocyanine-Gallium phthalocyanine chloride (GaPc) and Metformin was used against melanoma. The study aimed to: (1) find the anti-melanoma efficacy of GaPc-PDT, (2) assess possible beneficial effects of Metformin addition to PDT, (3) uncover some of the mechanisms underlining cell killing and anti-angiogenic effects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277340/update-on-adrenocortical-carcinoma-management-and-future-directions
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Jeena Varghese, Mouhammed Amir Habra
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To present an update on the management of and future directions in adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC). RECENT FINDINGS: ACC is a rare malignancy with high morbidity and mortality. Surgery remains the mainstay treatment for localized disease, but it is often not feasible in more advanced cases. There is an ongoing controversy about the routine use of adjuvant treatments after surgery. Hormonal overproduction can complicate the management and worsen the prognosis of the disease...
March 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274399/radiation-and-subsequent-reirradiation-outcomes-in-the-treatment-of-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-and-a-systematic-review-of-the-reirradiation-literature
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Christopher Freese, Vinita Takiar, Maryam Fouladi, Mariko DeWire, John Breneman, Luke Pater
PURPOSE: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a devastating pediatric disease, with a median survival of <1 year. Here, we review our institution's DIPG experience over an 8-year interval and perform a systematic review of the literature, specifically evaluating reports of reirradiation (reRT) for DIPG. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 26 patients who underwent definitive intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for DIPG at a single institution between 2007 and 2015...
March 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268259/intravesical-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-with-interferon-alpha-versus-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-for-treating-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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REVIEW
Andrew Rh Shepherd, Emily Shepherd, Nicholas R Brook
BACKGROUND: Despite local therapies, commonly transurethral resection (TUR) followed by adjuvant treatments, non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) has a high rate of recurrence and progression. Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) has been shown to reduce recurrence and progression in people with NMIBC following TUR, however many people do not respond to treatment, have recurrence shortly after, or cannot tolerate standard-dose therapy. The potential for synergistic antitumour activity of interferon (IFN)-alpha (α) and BCG provides some rationale for combination therapy for people who do not tolerate or respond to standard-dose BCG therapy...
March 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266967/liver-resection-for-breast-cancer-liver-metastases-a-cost-utility-analysis
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Gaya Spolverato, Alessandro Vitale, Fabio Bagante, Roisin Connolly, Timothy M Pawlik
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of liver resection followed by adjuvant systemic therapy relative to systemic therapy alone for patients with breast cancer liver metastasis. BACKGROUND: Data on cost-effectiveness of liver resection for advanced breast cancer with liver metastasis are lacking. METHODS: A decision-analytic Markov model was constructed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of liver resection followed by postoperative conventional systemic therapy (strategy A) versus conventional therapy alone (strategy B) versus newer targeted therapy alone (strategy C)...
April 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266287/management-of-multifocal-multicentric-breast-cancer-current-perspective
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Amelia Milulescu, Luigi Di Marino, Nickolas Peradze, Antonio Toesca
The incidence of multifocal (MF) and multicentric (MC) breast cancer has a wide variation among different clinical studies, mostly due to the lack of a standardized classification and definition of these two separate entities. The optimal surgical treatment for multiple ipsilateral breast cancer remains a long debated subject. Multifocal and multicentric breast cancer is usually considered a relative contraindication for breast conserving therapy (BCT). In this narrative review we analyzed differences between MC and MF early breast cancer, the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detection of multiple breast lesions, and its role in the surgical approach...
January 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258786/treatment-recommendations-for-older-women-with-breast-cancer-a-survey-among-surgical-radiation-and-medical-oncologists
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V C Hamelinck, A M Stiggelbout, C J H van de Velde, G-J Liefers, E Bastiaannet
PURPOSE: As older women with breast cancer (BC) are underrepresented in trials, it is often unclear what represents the best treatment option for this patient group. To understand how oncologists approach the management of BC in older patients, we assessed their treatment recommendations. METHODS: In an online survey, 106 surgical, 37 radiation and 31 medical oncologists provided a treatment recommendation for hypothetical patients aged >70 years. Scenarios included loco-regional therapy with patient age varying at 76 and 84 years; systemic therapy with Karnofsky performance score varying at 90 and 50%; neo-adjuvant therapy; and adjuvant chemotherapy in triple-negative BC...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255529/calcified-middle-cranial-fossa-mass
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James Botros, Kimmo Hatanpaa, Brandon Isaacson, Samuel L Barnett
A 21-year-old male presented for evaluation of transient loss of consciousness and was found to have a hyperdense mass in the left middle fossa. He underwent craniotomy for tumor resection. Intra- and extradural invasion was noted. Gross total resection was achieved. Pathology demonstrated a densely cellular neoplasm with predominately spindle cell morphology in a collagen-containing stroma, areas of vascular proliferation, focal mineralization, and regions of cartilage formation. High mitotic index and regions of necrosis were seen...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251385/racial-disparity-in-survival-from-estrogen-and-progesterone-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-implications-for-reducing-breast-cancer-mortality-disparities
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Garth H Rauscher, Abigail Silva, Heather Pauls, Jonna Frasor, Marcelo G Bonini, Kent Hoskins
INTRODUCTION: Non-Latina black breast cancer patients experience a shorter survival from breast cancer than their non-Latina white counterparts. We compared breast cancer-specific survival for the subset of black and white patients with estrogen and/or progesterone receptor-positive tumors that are generally targeted with endocrine therapy. METHODS: Using data collected from a population-based cohort of breast cancer patients from Chicago, IL, Kaplan-Meier survival curves and hazard functions were generated and proportional hazards models were estimated to determine the black/white disparity in time to death from breast cancer while adjusting for age at diagnosis, patient characteristics, treatment-related variables, and tumor grade and stage...
March 1, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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