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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545503/time-to-endoscopic-intervention-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-patients-can-be-improved-with-pathway-provision
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R Singer, P Campbell, C Fernandes, P Statham, D Hochhauser, J Bridgewater
BACKGROUND: Patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancy often require admission to hospital with dysphagia or jaundice requiring therapeutic endoscopy. Endoscopic intervention is often effective permitting rapid discharge. An efficient service would permit rapid discharge for patients who are often at the end of life. We noted that a majority of patients in hospital under the gastroenterological oncology were admitted with symptoms requiring therapeutic endoscopy. METHODS: We conducted an audit cycle of the inpatient days before and after pathway implementation...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544128/a-pediatric-trial-of-radiation-cetuximab-followed-by-irinotecan-cetuximab-in-newly-diagnosed-diffuse-pontine-gliomas-and-high-grade-astrocytomas-a-pediatric-oncology-experimental-therapeutics-investigators-consortium-study
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Margaret E Macy, Mark W Kieran, Susan N Chi, Kenneth J Cohen, Tobey J MacDonald, Amy A Smith, Michael M Etzl, Michele C Kuei, Andrew M Donson, Lia Gore, Jennifer DiRenzo, Tanya M Trippett, Irina Ostrovnaya, Aru Narendran, Nicholas K Foreman, Ira J Dunkel
BACKGROUND: Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs) and high-grade astrocytomas (HGA) continue to have dismal prognoses. The combination of cetuximab and irinotecan was demonstrated to be safe and tolerable in a previous pediatric phase 1 combination study. We developed this phase 2 trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of cetuximab given with radiation therapy followed by adjuvant cetuximab and irinotecan. METHODS: Eligible patients of age 3-21 years had newly diagnosed DIPG or HGA...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533657/esophagitis-and-its-causes-who-is-guilty-when-acid-is-found-not-guilty
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EDITORIAL
Laurino Grossi, Antonio Francesco Ciccaglione, Leonardo Marzio
Esophagitis is mainly a consequence of gastroesophageal reflux disease, one of the most common diseases affecting the upper digestive tract. However the esophageal mucosa can also be targeted by some infectious, systemic or chemical conditions. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease, characterized by eosinophilic infiltration in the mucosa. Esophageal localization of Crohn's disease is not very common, but it should always be considered in patients with inflammatory bowel disease complaining of upper digestive tract symptoms...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528679/evidence-based-peer-review-for-radiation-therapy-updated-review-of-the-literature-with-a-focus-on-tumour-subsite-and-treatment-modality
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M Huo, P Gorayski, M Poulsen, K Thompson, M B Pinkham
Technological advances in radiation therapy permit steep dose gradients from the target to spare normal tissue, but increase the risk of geographic miss. Suboptimal target delineation adversely affects clinical outcomes. Prospective peer review is a method for quality assurance of oncologists' radiotherapy plans. Published surveys suggest it is widely implemented. However, it may not be feasible to review every case before commencement of radiation therapy in all departments. The rate of plan changes following peer review of cases without a specific subsite or modality is typically around 10%...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508832/disease-characteristics-and-treatment-attributes-of-patients-admitted-to-the-oncology-ward-of-a-tertiary-care-government-hospital
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Virender Suhag, B S Sunita, Pankaj Vats, Arti Sarin, A K Singh, Mayuri Jain
BACKGROUND: The burden of oncology patients in the most developing countries including India has witnessed a steady, progressive, and significant upward trend attributed mainly to increased life span, availability of better imaging modalities, increased awareness, and lifestyle and environmental changes. The management of such patients in government setup often presents lots of challenges such as advanced stage of presentation, existence of medical comorbid conditions, scarcity of beds, and long multimodal treatment often complicated with therapy-induced toxicities...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508827/multiple-primary-malignant-neoplasms-a-10-year-experience-at-a-single-institution-from-turkey
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Durmus Etiz, Evrim Metcalfe, Melek Akcay
PURPOSE: The development of improved diagnostic techniques, increased survival, and life expectancy of cancer patients have all contributed to the higher frequency of multiple primary malignant neoplasms (MPMN). MPMN can be divided into two main categories: Synchronous MPMN (sMPMN) and metachronous MPMN (mMPMN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 122 patients with MPMN analyzed retrospectively who were admitted to the Radiation Oncology Department of Eskisehir Osmangazi University Medical Faculty from January 2004 to December 2013...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506521/role-of-imaging-in-response-assessment-and-individualised-treatment-for-sarcomas
#7
H Choi
The first systematic response evaluation criteria were established by WHO, based on the tumor size changes shortly after the computed tomography (CT) technique became available to the daily practice. RECIST, a simplified version of WHO criteria, and its newer version, RECIST1.1 are the currently available international response evaluation criteria in solid tumors and remains based on tumor size changes. While the introduction of molecularly targeted drugs has significantly improved the survival in patient with sarcomas, the evaluation of tumor response has become more complicated...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505195/dose-escalation-study-to-evaluate-safety-tolerability-and-efficacy-of-intravenous-etoposide-phosphate-administration-in-27-dogs-with-multicentric-lymphoma
#8
Pierre Boyé, François Serres, Laurent Marescaux, Juliette Hordeaux, Emmanuel Bouchaert, Bruno Gomes, Dominique Tierny
Comparative oncology has shown that naturally occurring canine cancers are of valuable and translatable interest for the understanding of human cancer biology and the characterization of new therapies. This work was part of a comparative oncology project assessing a new, clinical-stage topoisomerase II inhibitor and comparing it with etoposide in dogs with spontaneous lymphoma with the objective to translate findings from dogs to humans. Etoposide is a topoisomerase II inhibitor widely used in various humans' solid and hematopoietic cancer, but little data is available concerning its potential antitumor efficacy in dogs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498235/hospital-minimally-invasive-surgery-utilization-for-gastrointestinal-cancer
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Meredith C Mason, Hop S Tran Cao, Samir S Awad, Farhood Farjah, George J Chang, Nader N Massarweh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of receiving care at high minimally invasive surgery (MIS)-utilizing hospitals BACKGROUND:: MIS techniques are used across surgical specialties. The extent of MIS utilization for gastrointestinal (GI) cancer resection and impact of receiving care at high utilizing hospitals is unclear. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 137,581 surgically resected esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, hepatobiliary, colon, and rectal cancer patients within the National Cancer Data Base (2010-2013)...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497065/a-low-psoas-muscle-index-before-treatment-can-predict-a-poorer-prognosis-in-advanced-bladder-cancer-patients-who-receive-gemcitabine-and-nedaplatin-therapy
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Ryo Kasahara, Takashi Kawahara, Shinji Ohtake, Yoko Saitoh, Sohgo Tsutsumi, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Noboru Nakaigawa, Masahiro Yao, Kazuki Kobayashi, Hiroji Uemura
Introduction. Gemcitabine and cisplatin (GC) is a gold-standard first-line systemic chemotherapy for advanced urothelial carcinoma (UC). However, it may cause severe adverse effects such as renal toxicity, gastrointestinal toxicity, and neurotoxicity. Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass. A correlation between sarcopenia and the oncological prognosis has been reported. In UC, several studies have noted that patients with sarcopenia had a greater incidence of complications and worse survival after radical cystectomy or chemotherapy...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490985/imaged-guided-liver-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-using-vmat-and-real-time-adaptive-tumor-gating-concerns-about-technique-and-preliminary-clinical-results
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Carmen Llacer-Moscardo, Olivier Riou, David Azria, Ludovic Bedos, Norbert Ailleres, Francois Quenet, Philippe Rouanet, Marc Ychou, Pascal Fenoglietto
BACKGROUND: Motion management is a major challenge in abdominal SBRT. We present our study of SBRT for liver tumors using intrafraction motion review (IMR) allowing simultaneous KV information and MV delivery to synchronize the beam during gated RapidArc treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2012 and March 2015, 41 patients were treated by liver SBRT using gated RapidArc technique in a Varian Novalis Truebeam STx linear accelerator. PTV was created by expanding 5 mm from the ITV...
March 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489834/endoscopic-gastrostomy-critical-analysis-in-a-regional-referral-hospital
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Gabriel Marques Fávaro, Tiago Franco Filho, Diego Soares Coca, Marco Antonio Cunha, Ricardo Sato Uemura, Carlos Kyoshi Furuya Júnior, Dayse Aparício, Everson L A Artifon
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a safe and effective endoscopic surgical procedure for enteral access and gastrointestinal decompression, and it is an excellent alternative to surgical gastrostomy. There are various clinical indications and these mainly include the need for prolonged enteral nutritional support due to complications from neurological, geriatric and oncological diseases and decompression of the gastrointestinal tract. Although safe and effective, a number of possible complications relating to the time (early or late complications) and severity (minor or major complications) may occur...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486486/meta-analysis-of-laparoscopic-vs-open-resection-of-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Liangying Ye, Xiaojing Wu, Tongwei Wu, Qijing Wu, Zhao Liu, Chuan Liu, Sen Li, Tao Chen
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis compared laparoscopic surgery (LAP) and open resection (OPEN) for the treatment of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) with regard to feasibility and safety. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science for studies published before March 2016 comparing the LAP and OPEN procedures for GISTs. RevMan 5.1 software was used for the meta-analysis. RESULTS: In total, 28 studies met the inclusion criteria for the meta-analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485336/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-cetuximab-with-chemotherapy-in-recurrent-and-metastatic-head-and-neck-cancer-a-prospective-observational-study
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S Tiwari, V Goel, M C John, N Patnaik, D C Doval
BACKGROUND: In squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), epidermal growth factor receptor is expressed at very high levels. Hence, we have done this study to assess the response and tolerability of cetuximab and platinum-based chemotherapy in recurrent and metastatic (R/M) head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) in view of paucity of data from the Indian subcontinent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, patients of R/M SCCHN were randomly enrolled from September 2012 to April 2015...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481685/a-case-series-of-imatinib-induced-generalized-hypopigmentation-and-progression-of-existing-acquired-dermal-melanocytosis
#15
Wai Leong Kok, Qiping Chen, Siong See Joyce Lee, Sze Hon Chua, See Ket Ng
Imatinib mesylate is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of oncological conditions, including chronic myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. The most frequent dermatological side effect reported is pigmentary abnormalities. We report a case series of three Asian Chinese females with pre-existing acquired dermal melanocytosis that progressed after initiation of imatinib treatment, and concurrently developed generalized hypopigmentation of the skin. All three patients had similar histological findings on skin biopsy...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475745/impact-of-visceral-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-on-the-postoperative-immune-inflammatory-and-endocrine-response-following-surgery-for-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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S L Doyle, A M Mongan, C L Donohoe, G P Pidgeon, M Sherlock, J V Reynolds, J Lysaght
Visceral obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) represent a constellation of inflammation, insulin resistance, and hyperglycemia and are established risk factors for gastrointestinal cancer. However, their impact on the immune and inflammatory response after major upper gastrointestinal oncologic surgery is unknown. In 125 consecutive patients who underwent esophagectomy, C-reactive protein (CRP) and CRP:albumin levels were recorded preoperatively and on days 1, 3, 7, and 14 postoperatively. In a subset of 30 patients, circulating levels of IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12p70, IFN-γ, TNF-α, TGF-β, and cortisol were measured...
June 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463160/predictors-of-radiation-therapy-related-gastrointestinal-toxicity-from-anal-cancer-dose-painted-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-secondary-analysis-of-nrg-oncology-rtog-0529
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Jeffrey R Olsen, Jennifer Moughan, Robert Myerson, Andre Abitbol, Desiree E Doncals, Douglas Johnson, Tracey E Schefter, Yuhchyau Chen, Barbara Fisher, Jeff Michalski, Samir Narayan, Albert Chang, Christopher H Crane, Lisa Kachnic
PURPOSE: NRG Oncology RTOG 0529 assessed the feasibility of dose-painted intensity modulated radiation therapy (DP-IMRT) to reduce the acute morbidity of chemoradiation with 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and mitomycin-C (MMC) for T2-4N0-3M0 anal cancer. This secondary analysis was performed to identify patient and treatment factors associated with acute and late gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events (AEs). METHODS AND MATERIALS: NRG Oncology RTOG 0529 treatment plans were reviewed to extract dose-volume data for tightly contoured small bowel, loosely contoured anterior pelvic contents (APC), and uninvolved colon outside the target volume (UC)...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460245/3rd-st-gallen-eortc-gastrointestinal-cancer-conference-consensus-recommendations-on-controversial-issues-in-the-primary-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Manfred P Lutz, John R Zalcberg, Michel Ducreux, Daniela Aust, Marco J Bruno, Markus W Büchler, Jean-Robert Delpero, Beat Gloor, Rob Glynne-Jones, Werner Hartwig, Florence Huguet, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Florian Lordick, Patrick Maisonneuve, Julia Mayerle, Marc Martignoni, John Neoptolemos, Andrew D Rhim, Bruno M Schmied, Thomas Seufferlein, Jens Werner, Jean-Luc van Laethem, Florian Otto
The primary treatment of pancreatic cancer was the topic of the 3rd St. Gallen Conference 2016. A multidisciplinary panel reviewed the current evidence and discussed controversial issues in a moderated consensus session. Here we report on the key expert recommendations. It was generally accepted that radical surgical resection followed by adjuvant chemotherapy offers the only evidence-based treatment with a chance for cure. Initial staging should classify localised tumours as resectable or unresectable (i.e...
April 28, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451422/erlotinib-as-second-or-third-line-treatment-in-elderly-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-keio-lung-oncology-group-study-001-klog001
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Masayoshi Miyawaki, Katsuhiko Naoki, Satoshi Yoda, Sohei Nakayama, Ryosuke Satomi, Takashi Sato, Shinnosuke Ikemura, Keiko Ohgino, Kota Ishioka, Daisuke Arai, Ho Namkoong, Kengo Otsuka, Masaki Miyazaki, Tetsuo Tani, Aoi Kuroda, Makoto Nishino, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Ichiro Kawada, Hidefumi Koh, Morio Nakamura, Takeshi Terashima, Fumio Sakamaki, Koichi Sayama, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Kenzo Soejima
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of erlotinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), as second- or third-line treatment for elderly Japanese patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The patients eligible for this phase II trial were aged ≥70 years, had stage III/IV or recurrent NSCLC, and had previously received 1 or 2 chemotherapy regimens that did not include EGFR-TKIs. The patients received erlotinib at a dose of 150 mg/day. The primary endpoint was overall response rate (ORR), and the secondary endpoints were progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS) and toxicity...
March 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447222/feeding-strategies-in-pediatric-cancer-patients-with-gastrointestinal-mucositis-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study-and-international-survey
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Nicoline S S Kuiken, Edmond H H M Rings, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Marianne D van de Wetering, Wim J E Tissing
INTRODUCTION: Currently, there is no adequate prevention or treatment for both oral and gastrointestinal mucositis induced by chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Supportive care of symptoms plays a primary role during mucositis in the pediatric clinical setting. We aimed to get insight in the currently used feeding strategies in clinical practice in pediatric cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced mucositis. METHODS: A prospective observational study was performed to identify feeding strategies after chemotherapy courses causing mucositis in almost all patients at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam (AMC), and the Princess Maxima Center Utrecht (PMC)...
April 26, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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