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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192596/integrating-next-generation-sequencing-into-pediatric-oncology-practice-an-assessment-of-physician-confidence-and-understanding-of-clinical-genomics
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Liza-Marie Johnson, Jessica M Valdez, Emily A Quinn, April D Sykes, Rose B McGee, Regina Nuccio, Stacy J Hines-Dowell, Justin N Baker, Chimene Kesserwan, Kim E Nichols, Belinda N Mandrell
BACKGROUND: The incorporation of genomic testing to identify targetable somatic alterations and predisposing germline mutations into the clinical setting is becoming increasingly more common. Despite its potential usefulness, to the authors' knowledge physician confidence with regard to understanding and applying genomic testing remains unclear, particularly within the realm of pediatric oncology. METHODS: Before initiating an institutional feasibility study regarding the integration of clinical genomic testing, the authors surveyed pediatric oncologists regarding their confidence around understanding of genomic testing, perceived usefulness of test results, preferences around the disclosure of germline test results, and possible risks and benefits of testing...
February 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187513/collaboration-to-accelerate-proteogenomics-cancer-care-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-department-of-defense-and-the-national-cancer-institute-s-applied-proteogenomics-organizational-and-learning-apollo-network
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L D Fiore, H Rodriguez, C D Shriver
The ability to interrogate cancer at the proteogenomic level has the potential to transform oncology care from trial-and-error treatment strategies based on the anatomy and genomic profiling of tumors to one that is precisely based on the tumor's molecular profile. The next step in the evolution of precision oncology is developing proteogenomic approaches that make no exclusive assumptions a priori as to the molecular level of the patient's disease. The DoD, VA, and NCI responded to the Cancer Moonshot initiative by linking each agency's unique capabilities in clinical and basic science, computing, and high-throughput sequencing...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173885/cultural-influences-upon-advance-care-planning-in-a-family-centric-society
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Keson Tay, Rachel Jia Yu Lee, Shin Wei Sim, Sumytra Menon, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna
OBJECTIVE: Advanced care plans (ACPs) are designed to convey the wishes of patients with regards to their care in the event of incapacity. There are a number of prerequisites for creation of an effective ACP. First, the patient must be aware of their condition, their prognosis, the likely trajectory of the illness, and the potential treatment options available to them. Second, patient input into ACP must be free of any coercive factors. Third, the patient must be able to remain involved in adapting their ACP as their condition evolves...
February 8, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167827/utilizing-the-power-of-cerenkov-light-with-nanotechnology
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REVIEW
Travis M Shaffer, Edwin C Pratt, Jan Grimm
The characteristic blue glow of Cerenkov luminescence (CL) arises from the interaction between a charged particle travelling faster than the phase velocity of light and a dielectric medium, such as water or tissue. As CL emanates from a variety of sources, such as cosmic events, particle accelerators, nuclear reactors and clinical radionuclides, it has been used in applications such as particle detection, dosimetry, and medical imaging and therapy. The combination of CL and nanoparticles for biomedicine has improved diagnosis and therapy, especially in oncological research...
February 7, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161118/more-efficient-compliance-with-european-medicines-agency-and-food-and-drug-administration-regulations-for-pediatric-oncology-drug-development-problems-and-solutions
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Christopher-Paul Milne
5w?>The morbidity and mortality toll of pediatric cancer affects the public health of children worldwide, but despite the gains in the fight against cancer, more progress needs to take place against this disease, which is a leading cause of death and chronic disability in children. In response, leading regulatory authorities in the developed world have been ratcheting up their efforts to induce the private sector to expand their research and development focus during drug development for adult cancers to include children...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156597/the-effect-of-early-palliative-care-consultation-for-survival-in-patients-with-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Fumio Omata, Yoshiyuki Fujita, Akitoshi Hayashi
: 131 Background: Additional early palliative care consultation (EPCC) on standard oncology care (SOC) was reported to prolong survival of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer by one randomized controlled trial. However, its survival benefits for the patients with other advanced cancer have not fully been investigated yet. Pancreatic cancer is one of neoplastic diseases which seldom can be diagnosed in early stage and it is important to know the effectiveness of EPCC. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of EPCC for survival of unresectable pancreatic cancer(UPC)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156587/palliative-outpatient-hot-clinic-rapid-access-for-oncology-patients-visiting-emergency-department-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-singapore-a-1-year-experience
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Mervyn Yong Hwang Koh, Jia Fang Lee
: 137 Background: Oncology patients often present with symptoms at Emergency Department (ED). While most patients require admission for further management, some patients can be discharged from ED with outpatient follow-up. However, most patients were given 4 to 6 week appointment. In the light of this service gap, our department collaborated with ED to facilitate rapid access to Palliative Outpatient Hot Clinic (POHC) within 3 working days from ED visit in 2015. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all patients seen in the ED who satisfied the referral criteria to POHC...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156533/palliative-care-always-as-a-massive-open-online-course-mooc-to-build-primary-palliative-care-in-a-global-audience
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Kavitha Ramchandran, Joshua Fronk, Judy Passaglia, Kelly Bugos, Manuela Kogon, Lori Klein, Ellen Brown, Sandy Chan, Lynn Hutton, Grace Lyo, Kimberly Frost Sickler
: 123 Background: Primary palliative care (PC) is critical to improve access to PC from the point of diagnosis. Still, barriers exist to providing primary PC worldwide, including a lack of awareness, time, and training. Interactive online learning experiences can help overcome these. This project describes a massive open online course (MOOC)--Palliative Care Always--designed to build primary PC skills in a global audience. METHODS: A team of PC providers and online instructional experts developed 12 modules that included: patient scenes, brief lectures, empathy exercises, and Google Hangout discussions...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156502/symptom-distress-and-patterns-of-palliative-care-referral-among-oncology-outpatients
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Craig D Blinderman
: 185 Background: The early implementation of palliative care services is recognized as an important aspect of oncologic care. However, rates of referral to palliative care services among oncology patients are still low, and the decision to refer is frequently at the discretion of the treating oncologist or by patient request. We sought to better identify the patterns of referral to outpatient palliative care, as well as patient symptom burden in an effort to target early and high-yield palliative care interventions...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152838/a-schematic-case-episode-format-to-aid-in-choosing-wisely
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B Brooke Mann, Jad Hayes, Lalan S Wilfong, Marcus A Neubauer
: 181 Background: The recommendations of the Choosing Wisely campaign are evidence -based strategies to reduce cost without sacrificing outcomes. Yet tying the recommendations to indicators of use at the physician and case level has been challenging. As practices become responsible for total cost of care, an easy to use analytic method to determine appropriate use will be critical. We here describe a tool for rapid assessment of individual cases to achieve that objective. METHODS: The population was a payer defined cohort of lung cancer patients treated at Texas Oncology (TxO)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152719/development-and-implementation-of-competency-based-orientation-program-for-advanced-practice-providers-at-an-academic-cancer-center
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Julie Ann Berkhof, Cheryl Hokula, Julie Kozlowski, Jennifer Galdys, Nicole Zimmer
: 119 Background: Increased utilization of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) has been identified as a means to increase oncology visit capacity and improve productivity. Many APPs have little experience in oncology or are new to the APP role. As a result, there is a need for a comprehensive, competency-based orientation and mentorship program to aid in this transition and ensure effective integration of APPs into the complex oncology environment. METHODS: We developed and implemented a comprehensive, competency-based orientation and mentorship program for APPs hired into the Wilmot Cancer Institute...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148207/clinical-cancer-advances-2017-annual-report-on-progress-against-cancer-from-the-american-society-of-clinical-oncology
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Harold J Burstein, Lada Krilov, Jeanny B Aragon-Ching, Nancy N Baxter, E Gabriela Chiorean, Warren Allen Chow, John Frederick De Groot, Steven Michael Devine, Steven G DuBois, Wafik S El-Deiry, Andrew S Epstein, John Heymach, Joshua Adam Jones, Deborah K Mayer, Rebecca A Miksad, Nathan A Pennell, Michael S Sabel, Richard L Schilsky, Lynn Mara Schuchter, Nadine Tung, Karen Marie Winkfield, Lori J Wirth, Don S Dizon
A MESSAGE FROM ASCO'S PRESIDENT I am pleased to present Clinical Cancer Advances 2017, which highlights the most promising advances in patient-oriented cancer research over the past year. The report gives us an opportunity to reflect on what an exciting time it is for cancer research and how swiftly our understanding of cancer has improved. One year ago, the White House announced the national Cancer Moonshot program to accelerate progress against cancer. This shared vision of progress has reinvigorated the research community, identified new areas of scientific collaboration, and raised our ambitions regarding what may be possible beyond the progress we have already made...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138918/evaluation-of-the-theoretical-teaching-of-postgraduate-radiation-oncology-medical-residents-in-france-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jean-Christophe Faivre, Jean-Emmanuel Bibault, Thomas Leroy, Mikaël Agopiantz, Julia Salleron, Maxime Wack, Guillaume Janoray, Henri Roché, Stéphane Culine, Sofia Rivera
This study's purpose was to have residents evaluate Radiation Oncology (RO) theoretical teaching practices in France. An anonymous electronically cross-functional survey on theoretical teaching practices in the RO residents was conducted by (i) collecting data from residents in the medical faculties in France, (ii) comparing the data across practices when possible and (iii) suggesting means of improvement. A total of 103 out of 140 RO residents responded to the survey (73.5% response rate). National, inter-university, university and internships courses do not exist in 0% (0), 16...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131593/pet-mri-in-children
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Sergios Gatidis, Benjamin Bender, Matthias Reimold, Jürgen F Schäfer
During the past decade, combined PET/MRI has been translated from a basic technical concept to a clinical research tool and a clinically applied hybrid imaging modality. Numerous clinical and scientific applications have been proposed for this novel hybrid modality including oncologic, neurologic and cardiovascular imaging. Among these, PET/MRI in children has emerged as a key application, not only due to possible diagnostic advantages but also because of reduced radiation exposure compared to alternative techniques...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130325/concordance-of-barthel-index-ecog-ps-and-palliative-performance-scale-in-the-assessment-of-functional-status-in-patients-with-advanced-medical-diseases
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C Hernández-Quiles, M Bernabeu-Wittel, L M Pérez-Belmonte, P Macías-Mir, D Camacho-González, B Massa, M Maiz-Jiménez, M Ollero-Baturone
OBJECTIVE: Analysing most relevant clinical features and concordance between different functional scales in patients with advanced medical diseases (PAMD). METHODS: Cross-sectional multicentre study that included PAMD (heart, lung, kidney, liver, and neurological diseases) in hospital settings from February 2009 to October 2010. We analysed clinical, biological and functional features in performing activities of daily living (ADL) by medians of Barthel Index (BI); additionally we assessed their performance status by medians of Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-Performance Status (ECOG-PS) and Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) scores...
January 27, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120133/three-dimensional-laparoscopic-anatomical-segment-8-liver-resection-with-glissonian-approach
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Jae Yool Jang, Ho-Seong Han, Yoo Seok Yoon, Jai Young Cho, YoungRok Choi, Woohyung Lee, Hong Kyung Shin, Han Lim Choi
BACKGROUND: Anatomical liver resection has been reported to have oncologic benefit over nonanatomical resection in surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Basic concept of anatomical resection is preventing tumor spread through the portal or venous flow. Few cases have been reported for laparoscopic anatomical segment 8 resection because of its technical difficulties. This video shows operative techniques for laparoscopic anatomical resection of segment 8, exposing middle and right hepatic vein and inferior vena cava using three-dimensional video...
January 24, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110566/-the-current-situation-of-cancer-morbidity-and-mortality-in-the-light-of-the-national-cancer-registry
#17
Miklós Kásler, Szabolcs Ottó, István Kenessey
In a previous issue of this journal the authors presented and summarized the basic objectives and tasks of the Hungarian National Cancer Registry positioned in an international environment. The recent publication is a continuation of the previous one. Based on the presentation and analysis of current statistical data, the public health background with the possible risk factors is examined. Considering changes in recent years, the mortality data are relatively stable, although slightly wavering. The trends are promising in some cancers (for example lip and oral cavity, breast, prostate cancers) however...
January 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106829/advances-in-monitoring-cell-based-therapies-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-future-perspectives
#18
REVIEW
Ethel J Ngen, Dmitri Artemov
Cell-based therapies are currently being developed for applications in both regenerative medicine and in oncology. Preclinical, translational, and clinical research on cell-based therapies will benefit tremendously from novel imaging approaches that enable the effective monitoring of the delivery, survival, migration, biodistribution, and integration of transplanted cells. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers several advantages over other imaging modalities for elucidating the fate of transplanted cells both preclinically and clinically...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105067/current-state-and-future-prospects-for-psychosomatic-medicine-in-japan
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REVIEW
Masato Murakami, Yoshihide Nakai
In this article, we describe the history and current state of psychosomatic medicine (PSM) in Japan and propose measures that could be considered based on our view of the future prospects of PSM in Japan. The Japanese Society of PSM (JSPM) was established in 1959, and the first Department of Psychosomatic Internal Medicine in Japan was established at Kyushu University In 1963. PSM in Japan has shown a prominent, unique development, with 3,300 members (as of March 2016), comprised of 71.6% of medical doctors including psychosomatic internal medicine (PIM) specialists, general internists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, obstetricians and gynecologists, dentists, dermatologists, and others...
2017: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104470/a-cluster-randomized-trial-of-a-primary-palliative-care-intervention-connect-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer-protocol-and-key-design-considerations
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Claire L Becker, Robert M Arnold, Seo Young Park, Margaret Rosenzweig, Thomas J Smith, Douglas B White, Kenneth J Smith, Yael Schenker
BACKGROUND: The addition of specialty palliative care to standard oncology care improves outcomes for patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers, but many lack access to specialty care services. Primary palliative care-meaning basic palliative care services provided by clinicians who are not palliative care specialists-is an alternative approach that has not been rigorously evaluated. METHODS: A cluster randomized, controlled trial of the CONNECT (Care management by Oncology Nurses to address supportive care needs) intervention, an oncology nurse-led care management approach to providing primary palliative care for patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers, is currently underway at 16 oncology practices in Western Pennsylvania...
March 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
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