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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286660/preference-of-elderly-patients-to-oral-or-intravenous-chemotherapy-in-heavily-pre-treated-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-final-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-trial
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Radoslav Chekerov, Philipp Harter, Stefan Fuxius, Lars Christian Hanker, Linn Woelber, Lothar Müller, Peter Klare, Wolfgang Abenhardt, Yoana Nedkova, Isil Yalcinkaya, Georg Heinrich, Harald Sommer, Sven Mahner, Pauline Wimberger, Dominique Koensgen-Mustea, Rolf Richter, Gülten Oskay-Oezcelik, Jalid Sehouli
BACKGROUND: Palliative systemic treatment in elderly gynaecological cancer patients remains a major challenge. In recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC), treosulfan an active alkylating drug showed similar cytotoxicity whether as oral (p.o.) or intravenous (i.v.) application. The aim of this innovative trial was to evaluate the preference of elderly patients (≥65 years) for p.o. or i.v. chemotherapy focusing compliance, outcome, toxicities, and geriatric aspects as secondary endpoints. METHODS: Patients with ROC had the free choice between treosulfan i...
2017: Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285980/activities-function-and-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-of-older-adults-with-cancer
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Mackenzi Pergolotti, Allison M Deal, Grant R Williams, Ashley L Bryant, Jeannette T Bensen, Hyman B Muss, Bryce B Reeve
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to (1) describe the activities, function, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of a large sample of older adults (age ≥65) with cancer, (2) identify the associations with demographics, cancer type, comorbid conditions, and ability to participate in activities and functional status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Health Registry/Cancer Survivorship Cohort is an institutional database designed to aid cancer survivorship research. The registry includes three measures of patient-reported HRQOL: FACT-G and PROMIS® Global measures for physical and mental health...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284844/investigating-methotrexate-toxicity-within-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial-rationale-and-design-of-the-cardiovascular-inflammation-reduction-trial-adverse-events-cirt-ae-study
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Jeffrey A Sparks, Medha Barbhaiya, Elizabeth W Karlson, Susan Y Ritter, Soumya Raychaudhuri, Cassandra C Corrigan, Fengxin Lu, Jacob Selhub, Daniel I Chasman, Nina P Paynter, Paul M Ridker, Daniel H Solomon
BACKGROUND: The role of low dose methotrexate (LDM) in potential serious toxicities remains unclear despite its common use. Prior observational studies investigating LDM toxicity compared LDM to other active drugs. Prior placebo-controlled clinical trials of LDM in inflammatory conditions were not large enough to investigate toxicity. The Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial (CIRT) is an ongoing NIH-funded, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of LDM in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease...
February 10, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282877/impact-of-calcium-and-magnesium-in-groundwater-and-drinking-water-on-the-health-of-inhabitants-of-the-slovak-republic
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Stanislav Rapant, Veronika Cvečková, Katarína Fajčíková, Darina Sedláková, Beáta Stehlíková
This work aims to evaluate the impact of the chemical composition of groundwater/drinking water on the health of inhabitants of the Slovak Republic. Primary data consists of 20,339 chemical analyses of groundwater (34 chemical elements and compounds) and data on the health of the Slovak population expressed in the form of health indicators (HI). Fourteen HIs were evaluated including life expectancy, potential years of lost life, relative/standardized mortality for cardiovascular and oncological diseases, and diseases of the gastrointestinal and respiratory systems...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281485/laparoscopic-resection-of-duodenal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
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Tammy Zioni, Vitaliy Dizengof, Boris Kirshtein
Only a few studies have revealed using laparoscopic technique with limited resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) of the duodenum. A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital due to upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Evaluation revealed an ulcerated, bleeding GI tumour in the second part of the duodenum. After control of bleeding during gastroduodenoscopy, he underwent a laparoscopic wedge resection of the area. During 1.5 years of follow-up, the patient is disease free, eats drinks well, and has regained weight...
April 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281049/modifiable-and-non-modifiable-characteristics-associated-with-sleep-disturbance-in-oncology-outpatients-during-chemotherapy
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Sueann Mark, Janine Cataldo, Anand Dhruva, Steven M Paul, Lee-May Chen, Marilyn J Hammer, Jon D Levine, Fay Wright, Michelle Melisko, Kathryn Lee, Yvette P Conley, Christine Miaskowski
PURPOSE: In a sample of outpatients with breast, gastrointestinal, gynecological, and lung cancer who received at least two cycles of chemotherapy (CTX), the purposes were to evaluate for inter-individual differences in the severity of sleep disturbance and determine which demographic, clinical, and symptom characteristics were associated with initial levels as well as the trajectories of sleep disturbance. METHODS: A total of 1331 patients completed study questionnaires in their homes, at six time points over two cycles of CTX (prior to CTX administration, approximately 1 week after CTX administration, and approximately 2 weeks after CTX administration)...
March 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274395/attitudes-of-radiation-oncologists-toward-palliative-and-supportive-care-in-the-united-states-report-on-national-membership-survey-by-the-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-astro
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Randy L Wei, Malcolm D Mattes, James Yu, Adrienne Thrasher, Hui-Kuo Shu, Harald Paganetti, Jennifer De Los Santos, Bridget Koontz, Christopher Abraham, Tracy Balboni
PURPOSE: Radiation oncologists are frequently involved in providing palliative and supportive care (PSC) for patients with advanced cancers through delivery of palliative radiation. Whether they are confident in their ability to assess and initiate treatments for pain, nonpain, and psychosocial distress is unknown. The American Society for Radiation Oncology surveyed its practicing members in the United States on self-assessment of their primary PSC skills and access to continuing medical education on PSC...
March 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272204/safety-and-efficacy-of-semiextended-field-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-and-concurrent-cisplatin-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-patients-an-observational-study-of-10-year-experience
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Jie Lee, Jhen-Bin Lin, Fang-Ju Sun, Yu-Jen Chen, Chih-Long Chang, Ya-Ting Jan, Meng-Hao Wu
Patients with locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) are at risk of para-aortic lymph node (PALN) metastasis. Pelvic concurrent chemoradiotherapy, the current standard treatment for LACC, has a PALN failure rate of 9% according to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Trial 90-01, suggesting that it may not completely eliminate all microscopic tumors in the PALNs. To minimize the toxicities associated with conventional prophylactic extended-field radiotherapy, our institute use prophylactic semiextended field radiotherapy that includes only the PALNs below the level of the renal vessels...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247630/-salvage-external-beam-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-recurrence-after-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation
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R N Fomkin, V M Popkov, T V Shatylko
The article outlines oncological and functional outcomes of salvage external beam radiation therapy after HIFU-ablation in 49 patients. The study determined overall and relapse-free survival, compared the rates of adverse events stratified by CTCAE, erectile function and continence scores assessed by questionnaire survey. Univariate and multivariate analysis of risk factors for failure of salvage radiation therapy after prostate HIFU-ablation were conducted. In univariate analysis the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) prior to radiotherapy, the risk group, PSA nadir after radiotherapy, PSA nadir greater than 0...
August 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243747/impact-of-the-prognostic-nutritional-index-on-the-recovery-and-long-term-oncologic-outcome-of-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Gyoung Tae Noh, Jeonghee Han, Min Soo Cho, Hyuk Hur, Byung Soh Min, Kang Young Lee, Nam Kyu Kim
PURPOSE: The prognostic nutritional index (PNI) has been reported to be a predictive marker for surgical outcomes and prognosis in gastrointestinal malignancies. In this study, we aimed to identify the impact of preoperative PNI on the recovery and long-term oncologic outcome of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: A total of 3569 patients who underwent curative resection for CRC were enrolled, and their medical records were analyzed retrospectively. Preoperative PNI was calculated as 10× serum albumin concentration (g/dL) + 0...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240357/textbook-outcome-as-a-composite-measure-in-oesophagogastric-cancer-surgery
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L A D Busweiler, M G Schouwenburg, M I van Berge Henegouwen, N E Kolfschoten, P C de Jong, T Rozema, B P L Wijnhoven, R van Hillegersberg, M W J M Wouters, J W van Sandick
BACKGROUND: Quality assurance is acknowledged as a crucial factor in the assessment of oncological surgical care. The aim of this study was to develop a composite measure of multiple outcome parameters defined as 'textbook outcome', to assess quality of care for patients undergoing oesophagogastric cancer surgery. METHODS: Patients with oesophagogastric cancer, operated on with the intent of curative resection between 2011 and 2014, were identified from a national database (Dutch Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Audit)...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238362/the-origins-of-oncological-pancreatic-surgery-in-spain-a-tribute-to-pioneers
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Luis Sabater Ortí, Elena Martín-Pérez, Vicens Artigas Raventós
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is a very complex operation. Its development took place very slowly at the most prestigious centers in the world. The aim of this investigation is to know who were the first surgeons to perform a PD in Spain as well as its historical circumstances. Despite all kinds of difficulties and very few resources, the first PD in Spain were carried out in Barcelona at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau where from the mid-50s a school of gastrointestinal surgery emerged with surgeons soon to become the spearhead of the Spanish surgery and a reference for the whole country: Pi-Figueras, Vicente Artigas, Antonio Soler-Roig and Antonio Llauradó...
February 23, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237181/moderate-hypofractionated-postprostatectomy-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-with-daily-image-guidance-vmat-igrt-a%C3%A2-mono-institutional-report-on-feasibility-and-acute-toxicity
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Sergio Fersino, Umberto Tebano, Rosario Mazzola, Niccolò Giaj-Levra, Francesco Ricchetti, Gioacchino Di Paola, Alba Fiorentino, Gianluisa Sicignano, Stefania Naccarato, Ruggero Ruggieri, Stefano Cavalleri, Filippo Alongi
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the acute toxicity profiles of a moderate hypofractionated regimen with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in patients with prostate cancer (PC) who underwent radical prostatectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From December 2012 to February 2016, 125 patients, previously having undergone radical prostatectomy, received adjuvant (64 patients) or salvage (61 patients) radiotherapy (RT) inside an institutional protocol of moderate hypofractionation schedule using the VMAT technique (Varian RapidArc, Palo Alto, CA)...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230650/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
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William E Jones, W Waren Suh, May Abdel-Wahab, Ross A Abrams, Nilofer Azad, Prajnan Das, Jadranka Dragovic, Karyn A Goodman, Salma K Jabbour, Andre A Konski, Albert C Koong, Rachit Kumar, Percy Lee, Timothy M Pawlik, William Small, Joseph M Herman
Management of resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma continues to present a challenge due to a paucity of high-quality randomized studies. Administration of adjuvant chemotherapy is widely accepted due to the high risk of systemic spread associated with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, but the role of radiation therapy is less clear. This paper reviews literature associated with resectable pancreatic cancer to include prognostic factors to aid in the selection of patients appropriate for adjuvant therapies. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228726/current-diagnosis-and-management-of-immune-related-adverse-events-iraes-induced-by-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy
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REVIEW
Vivek Kumar, Neha Chaudhary, Mohit Garg, Charalampos S Floudas, Parita Soni, Abhinav B Chandra
The indications of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are set to rise further with the approval of newer agents like tremelimumab and atezolimumab for use in patients with advanced stage mesothelioma and urothelial carcinoma respectively. More frequent use of ICIs has improved our understanding of their unique side effects, which are known as immune-related adverse events (irAEs). The spectrum of irAEs has expanded beyond more common manifestations such as dermatological, gastrointestinal and endocrine effects to rarer presentations involving nervous, hematopoietic and urinary systems...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226341/-recognition-of-postoperative-complication-after-surgery-for-gastric-cancer
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Zhouqiao Wu, Ziyu Li, Jiafu Ji
Complications significantly postpone postoperative recovery and increase mortality after gastric cancer surgery. However, varied complication rates have been reported in the literature as well as in our annual report of China Gastrointestinal Oncological Surgery League. It appears that there have been some misunderstandings regarding the diagnosis and interventions as well as the etiology of major complications. We should be aware of the fact that reaching worldwide consensus for the diagnostic criteria is a difficult task in most complications, which disabled the possibility of data comparison among different studies in most cases...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224238/a-non-randomized-confirmatory-trial-of-an-expanded-indication-for-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-intestinal-type-gastric-cancer-ct1a-the-japan-clinical-oncology-group-study-jcog0607
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Noriaki Hasuike, Hiroyuki Ono, Narikazu Boku, Junki Mizusawa, Kohei Takizawa, Haruhiko Fukuda, Ichiro Oda, Hisashi Doyama, Kazuhiro Kaneko, Shinichiro Hori, Hiroyasu Iishi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Manabu Muto
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic resection has been limited to intestinal-type gastric cancer (cT1a) with a low risk of lymph node metastasis (T1a ≤2 cm, without ulcers). This single-arm confirmatory trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for >2 cm ulcer-negative and ≤3 cm ulcer-positive intestinal-type gastric cancer (cT1a). METHODS: The eligibility criteria included endoscopically diagnosed cT1a, a single primary intestinal-type gastric adenocarcinoma, an ulcer-negative lesion of any size or a ≤3 cm ulcer-positive lesion, cN0M0, and no prior treatment...
February 21, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223233/unravelling-the-pharmacologic-opportunities-and-future-directions-for-targeted-therapies-in-gastro-intestinal-cancers-part-1-gi-carcinomas
#18
REVIEW
Cindy Neuzillet, Benoît Rousseau, Hemant Kocher, Philippe Bourget, Christophe Tournigand
Until the 1990s, cytotoxic chemotherapy has been the cornerstone of medical therapy for gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. Better understanding of the molecular biology of cancer cell has led to the therapeutic revolution of targeted therapies, i.e. monoclonal antibodies or small molecule inhibitors directed against proteins that are specifically overexpressed or mutated in cancer cells. These agents being more specific to cancer cells were expected to be less toxic than cytotoxic agents. Targeted agents have provided clinical benefit in many GI cancer types...
February 14, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222076/systematic-review-of-hospital-readmissions-among-patients-with-cancer-in-the-united-states
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Janice F Bell, Robin L Whitney, Sarah C Reed, Hermine Poghosyan, Rebecca S Lash, Katherine K Kim, Andra Davis, Richard J Bold, Jill G Joseph
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To review the existing literature on readmission rates, predictors, and reasons for readmission among adults with cancer.
. DATA SOURCES: U.S.-based empirical studies reporting readmission rates from January 2005 to December 2015 were identified using four online library databases-PubMed, CINAHL®, EconLit, and the online bibliography of the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Program. Some articles were identified by the authors outside the database and bibliography searches...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215048/unmet-home-healthcare-needs-and-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients-a%C3%A2-hospital-based-turkish-sample
#20
Gülsen Ataman, Tugrul Erbaydar
Home healthcare services in Turkey are provided primarily to patients that are bedridden or seriously disabled. There are no such services integrated with hospital services that are specifically designed for cancer patients. The present study aimed to explore the home healthcare needs of cancer patients and their experiences related to unmet home healthcare needs. The study included 394 adult cancer patients who were followed up at the surgical oncology department of a university hospital. A 37-item, study-specific questionnaire and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire for cancer patients (EORTC-QLQ-C30) were administered, and patient clinical records were evaluated...
February 19, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
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