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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889880/the-impact-of-extended-lymph-node-dissection-versus-neoadjuvant-therapy-with-limited-lymph-node-dissection-on-biochemical-recurrence-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-radical-prostatectomy-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Takuma Narita, Takuya Koie, Teppei Ookubo, Koji Mitsuzuka, Shintaro Narita, Hayato Yamamoto, Takamitsu Inoue, Shingo Hatakeyama, Sadafumi Kawamura, Tatsuo Tochigi, Tomonori Habuchi, Yoichi Arai, Chikara Ohyama
The optimal treatment for high-risk prostate cancer (Pca) remains to be established. The current guidelines recommend extended pelvic lymph node dissection (e-PLND) for selected intermediate- and high-risk patients treated with RP. However, the indications, optimal extent, and therapeutic benefits of e-PLND remain unclear. The aim of this study was to assess whether e-PLND confers an oncological benefit for high-risk Pca compared to neoadjuvant luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone and estramustine (LHRH + EMP)...
January 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884539/intravesical-chemotherapy-use-after-radical-nephroureterectomy-a-national-survey-of-urologic-oncologists
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Diane D Lu, Stephen A Boorjian, Jay D Raman
: To determine the use of prophylactic intravesical chemotherapy (pIVC) following radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) and barriers to utilization in a survey study of urologic oncologists. METHODS: A survey instrument was constructed, which queried respondents on professional experience, practice environment, pIVC use, and reasons for not recommending pIVC when applicable. The survey was electronically distributed to members of the Society of Urologic Oncology over an 8-week period...
November 21, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872478/circulating-tumour-cells-as-biomarkers-of-prostate-bladder-and-kidney-cancer
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REVIEW
Michael A Gorin, James E Verdone, Emma van der Toom, Trinity J Bivalacqua, Mohamad E Allaf, Kenneth J Pienta
Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) have been studied as biomarkers of a number of solid malignancies. Potential clinical applications for CTC analysis include early cancer detection, disease staging, monitoring for recurrence, prognostication, and to aid in the selection of therapy. In the field of urologic oncology, CTCs have been most widely studied as prognostic biomarkers of castration-resistant prostate cancer. Additionally, emerging data support a role for CTCs to help identify which patients are most likely to respond to novel androgen-pathway targeted therapies, such as abiraterone and enzalutamide...
November 22, 2016: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862367/clinical-benefits-of-frozen-section-assessment-during-urological-surgery-does-it-contribute-to-improving-surgical-margin-status-and-patient-outcomes-as-previously-thought
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Miyamoto
Despite significant advances in patient selection as well as surgical technique over the past few decades, it is still not uncommon for patients with urological malignancy and positive surgical margins to be observed. Meanwhile, intraoperative pathology consultation with frozen section assessment, which generally provides useful information for the optimal procedure, has been widely utilized for the assessment of surgical margins during urological surgeries. Thus, it remains unanswered whether intraoperative frozen section assessment has an impact on final surgical margin status as well as long-term oncological outcomes...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846929/-ccafu-french-national-guidelines-2016-2018-on-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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X Durand, A Fléchon, T Murez, L Rocher, P Camparo, N Morel-Journel, P-H Savoie, L Ferretti, P Sèbe, A Méjean
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the oncologic comitee of the french association of urology was to establish guidelines proposed by the external genital organ group, for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the germ cell tumours of the testis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The multidisciplinary working group studied 2013 guidelines, exhaustively reviewed the literature, and evaluated references and their level of proof in order to attribute grades of recommandation. RESULTS: The initial workup of testicular cancer is based on clinical, laboratory (AFP, total hCG, LDH) and imaging assessment (scrotal ultrasound and chest, abdomen and pelvis computed tomography)...
November 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843593/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-bone-metastasis-comprehensive-guideline-of-the-japanese-society-of-medical-oncology-japanese-orthopedic-association-japanese-urological-association-and-japanese-society-for-radiation-oncology
#6
REVIEW
H Shibata, S Kato, I Sekine, K Abe, N Araki, H Iguchi, T Izumi, Y Inaba, I Osaka, S Kato, A Kawai, S Kinuya, M Kodaira, E Kobayashi, T Kobayashi, J Sato, N Shinohara, S Takahashi, Y Takamatsu, K Takayama, K Takayama, U Tateishi, H Nagakura, M Hosaka, H Morioka, T Moriya, T Yuasa, T Yurikusa, K Yomiya, M Yoshida
Diagnosis and treatment of bone metastasis requires various types of measures, specialists and caregivers. To provide better diagnosis and treatment, a multidisciplinary team approach is required. The members of this multidisciplinary team include doctors of primary cancers, radiologists, pathologists, orthopaedists, radiotherapists, clinical oncologists, palliative caregivers, rehabilitation doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, medical social workers, etc. Medical evidence was extracted from published articles describing meta-analyses or randomised controlled trials concerning patients with bone metastases mainly from 2003 to 2013, and a guideline was developed according to the Medical Information Network Distribution Service Handbook for Clinical Practice Guideline Development 2014...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843346/the-danish-prostate-cancer-database
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REVIEW
Mary Nguyen-Nielsen, Søren Høyer, Søren Friis, Steinbjørn Hansen, Klaus Brasso, Erik Breth Jakobsen, Mette Moe, Heidi Larsson, Mette Søgaard, Anne Nakano, Michael Borre
AIM OF DATABASE: The Danish Prostate Cancer Database (DAPROCAdata) is a nationwide clinical cancer database that has prospectively collected data on patients with incident prostate cancer in Denmark since February 2010. The overall aim of the DAPROCAdata is to improve the quality of prostate cancer care in Denmark by systematically collecting key clinical variables for the purposes of health care monitoring, quality improvement, and research. STUDY POPULATION: All Danish patients with histologically verified prostate cancer are included in the DAPROCAdata...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837451/percutaneous-image-guided-cryoablation-current-applications-and-results-in-the-oncologic-field
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Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Julien Garnon, Nitin Ramamurthy, Guillaume Koch, Georgia Tsoumakidou, Jean Caudrelier, Francesco Arrigoni, Luigi Zugaro, Antonio Barile, Carlo Masciocchi, Afshin Gangi
Percutaneous imaging-guided cryoablation (PICA) is a recently developed technique, which applies extreme hypothermia to destroy tumours under close imaging surveillance. It is minimally invasive, safe, repeatable, and does not interrupt or compromise other oncologic therapies. It presents several advantages over more established heat-based thermal ablation techniques (e.g. radiofrequency ablation; RFA) including intrinsic analgesic properties, superior monitoring capability on multi-modal imaging, ability to treat larger tumours, and preservation of tissue collagenous architecture...
December 2016: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826660/-evaluation-of-the-decision-aid-entscheidungshilfe-prostatakrebs-from-the-patients-view-results-from-the-first-three-months
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C Groeben, A Ihrig, T Hölscher, T Krones, E Kessler, S Kliesch, C Wülfing, R Koch, M P Wirth, J Huber
BACKGROUND: The decision aid "Entscheidungshilfe Prostatakrebs" is available online free of charge since June 2016. It is designed to support patients with their treatment decision-making and to lighten the burden on their treating urologists. This study evaluates usage data from the first 3 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ICHOM standard set was applied to allow a personalised presentation and to collect relevant data for subsequent counselling. Additionally, personal preferences and psychological burden were assessed amongst others...
November 8, 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824248/robot-assisted-lymphadenectomy-in-urology-pelvic-retroperitoneal-and-inguinal-a-systematic-review
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Giovannalberto Pini, Surena F Matin, Nazareno Suardi, Mihir Desai, Inderbir Gill, James Porter, Robert J Stein, Rene Sotelo, Franco Gaboardi, Francesco Porpiglia
Lymph node dissection represents an essential surgical step in the treatment of the most commonly treated urological cancers. The introduction of robotic surgery has lead to the possibility of treating these diseases with a minimally invasive surgical approach, but the surgical principles of open surgery need to be carefully respected in order to achieve comparable oncological results. Therefore, the robotic approach to urological cancers must include a carefully performed lymph node dissection when indicated...
November 8, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819017/trends-in-inpatient-urological-surgery-practice-patterns
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Scott R Hawken, Lindsey A Herrel, Chandy Ellimoottil, Zaojun Ye, J Quentin Clemens, David C Miller
INTRODUCTION: As the nation's population ages and the number of practicing urologists per capita declines, characterization of practice patterns is essential to understand the current state of the urological workforce and anticipate future needs. Accordingly, we examined trends in adult inpatient urological surgery practice patterns over a five-year period. METHODS: We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data from 2005 through 2009 to identify both surgeons and urological surgeries...
November 2016: Urology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815086/cytoreductive-nephrectomy-in-the-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-era-a-question-that-may-never-be-answered
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EDITORIAL
Grant D Stewart, Michael Aitchison, Axel Bex, James Larkin, Claire Lawless, Arnaud Méjean, Paul Nathan, Grenville Oades, Jean-Jacques Patard, James Paul, Alain Ravaud, Bernard Escudier
Despite great interest, two randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of cytoreductive nephrectomy in the tyrosine kinase inhibitor setting in metastatic renal cell carcinoma have either closed early (SURTIME) or are recruiting very slowly (CARMENA) after 7 yr. Challenges in RCT delivery in uro-oncologic surgery are many. Multiple steps are needed to ensure strong recruitment to trials addressing important urologic cancer questions. Feasibility/pilot studies are key stepping stones towards successful delivery of surgical RCTs...
November 1, 2016: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798926/molecular-targeted-therapy-and-surgery-may-prolong-survival-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-with-bone-metastasis-a-multi-institutional-retrospective-study-in-japan
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Hiroshi Kitamura, Atsushi Takahashi, Fumiyasu Takei, Hiroshi Hotta, Noriomi Miyao, Tetsuya Shindo, Manabu Igarashi, Hitoshi Tachiki, Yasuharu Kunishima, Takashi Muranaka, Masanori Shigyo, Yoshinori Ikehata, Naoya Masumori
AIM: To determine prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients with bone metastasis in the targeted-therapy era. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective multi-institutional review of the medical records of 149 RCC patients with bone metastasis. Survival was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method and compared with the log-rank test. Univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazard regression analyses were performed to identify independent factors associated with OS...
October 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798414/rare-urologic-tumors
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Barrett McCormick, Aaron Dahmen, Ali Antar, Adam Baumgarten, Jasreman Dhillon, Philippe E Spiess
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Management of genitourinary malignancy is likely to encompass a large portion of most of the urologist's practice. The challenge for the modern urologist is not only in understanding the management of commonly seen genitourinary malignancies, but also in recognizing unusual variants and their differences in management. This is evermore important as new technologies have refined the ability to identify rare entities. This review presents a brief overview of the various genitourinary malignancy subtypes seen within urology...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797436/radio-guided-sentinel-lymph-node-detection-and-lymph-node-mapping-in-invasive-urinary-bladder-cancer-a-prospective-clinical-study
#15
F Aljabery, I Shabo, Hans Olson, Oliver Gimm, Staffan Jahnson
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the possibility to detect sentinel nodes in patients with urinary bladder cancer (UBC) intra-operatively and whether the histopathological status of the identified sentinel nodes reflected that of the lymphatic field. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 103 patients with UBC pathological stage T1-T4 who were treated with cystectomy and pelvic lymph node (LN) dissection during 2005-2011 at the Department of Urology, Linköping University Hospital...
October 31, 2016: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792431/urology-oncology-macmillan-prostate-cancer-uk-specialist-nursing-team
#16
Sian Fletcher, Viv Zinyemba, Samantha Richards
Sian Fletcher, Viv Zinyemba and Samantha Richards, Great Western Hospital, Swindon, discuss their roles within a urology-oncology service and how they pull together as team to do their best for their patients.
October 27, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785341/sex-and-gender-medicine-in-physician-clinical-training-results-of-a-large-single-center-survey
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Shivani Dhawan, May Bakir, Erika Jones, Sarah Kilpatrick, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: "Sex and Gender Medicine" is a novel medical discipline that takes into account the effects of sex and gender on the health of women and men. The Institute of Medicine in the USA declared in its 2001 and 2010 statements that being a woman or a man significantly impacts the course of diseases, and therefore, this fact must be considered in diagnosis and therapy. We evaluated the representation of Sex and Gender Medicine in clinical training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a large, tertiary, non-profit, academic medical training center in the Western United States...
2016: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770454/oncological-and-functional-outcomes-of-postoperative-total-parenteral-nutrition-after-radical-cystectomy-in-bladder-cancer-patients-a-single-center-randomized-trial
#18
Alvaro Vidal, Nicolas Arnold, Mihai Dorin Vartolomei, Bernhard Kiss, Fiona Burkhard, George N Thalmann, Beat Roth
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the long-term oncological and functional outcomes of postoperative total parenteral nutrition after radical cystectomy. METHODS: A total of 157 consecutive patients (≤cT3, cN0, cM0) who underwent extended pelvic lymph node dissection, radical cystectomy and ileal urinary diversion from September 2008 to March 2011 at a single center were randomized to receive either postoperative total parenteral nutrition (group A; n = 74) or oral nutrition alone (group B; n = 83)...
December 2016: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765612/preoperative-albumin-is-predictive-of-early-postoperative-morbidity-and-mortality-in-common-urologic-oncologic-surgeries
#19
Ronald J Caras, Michael B Lustik, Sean Q Kern, Leah P McMann, Joseph R Sterbis
INTRODUCTION: Multiple studies have linked preoperative nutrition status to postoperative outcomes. This relationship has been little studied in urology. We used a standardized, national, risk-adjusted surgical database to evaluate 30-day outcomes of patients undergoing common urologic oncologic procedures as they related to preoperative albumin. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program is a risk-adjusted dataset analyzing preoperative risk factors, demographics, and 30-day outcomes...
September 23, 2016: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761695/cryosurgery-an-alternative-treatment-option-for-organ-confined-prostate-cancer-current-beliefs-and-practice-patterns-of-urologists
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Michael Kongnyuy, Daniel M Halpern, Kaitlin E Kosinski, Aaron E Katz
PURPOSE: We aim to evaluate the current beliefs and practice patterns of urologists in regard to use of cryosurgery for management of PCa. METHODS: An anonymous 13-point survey was designed and sent out to members of the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO), Endourological Society (ES) and American College of Cryosurgery (ACC). Descriptive statistics and univariate analyses were used to determine variables associated with the use of cryosurgery. RESULTS: Of the 206 responses received [81 (39...
October 19, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
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