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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631772/-regional-cancer-registries-as-observational-points-for-clinical-pathways-in-oncological-networks
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Salvatore Palazzo, Lucia Mangone
Regional Cancer Registries collect population data on incidence and survival for all forms of cancer on a national scale, providing basic elements for National and Regional Health Planning. The availability of the reliable and homogeneous measurement elements about patient outcomes is the key to improving quality and assessing the efficiency of the national healthcare. These measurement elements can be aggregated into predefined indicators for the clinical pathways of the individual regions to calculate their value and assess the phenomenon of health migration...
June 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627237/characteristic-analysis-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-randomized-controlled-trials-of-oncology
#2
Huiqing Zhang, Geliang Yang, Wei Zhang, Wei Gu, Yonghua Su, Changquan Ling
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been widely used by cancer patients and oncologists in the past decades. The present study aimed to examine and compare the characteristics and registration status of published studies in a sample of recently published CAM randomized controlled trial (RCT) reports of oncology in leading journals of 3 categories: general and internal medicine (GIM), clinical oncology (CO), and CAM. METHODS: Articles published in the top 5 journals of the 3 categories from 2006 to 2015 were searched in PubMed...
March 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612617/-breast-cancer-in-young-women-correlation-of-clinical-histomorphological-and-molecular-genetic-features-of-breast-carcinoma-in-women-younger-than-35-years-of-age
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A Metelková, A Skálová, J Fínek
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, breast cancer is the leading type of malignancy in women. For premenopausal women, the disease brings much higher risk as it is usually more aggressive with worse prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 92 women treated at the Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy in Pilsen were selected from a basic cohort of 356 women under 35 years of age with breast cancer who were diagnosed between 2006 and 2015. The control group comprised 100 postmenopausal women over 65 years of age who were treated for invasive breast cancer...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608554/combination-of-nanotechnology-with-vascular-targeting-agents-for-effective-cancer-therapy
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Rana Jahanban-Esfahlan, Khaled Seidi, Behnaz Banimohamad-Shotorbani, Ali Jahanban-Esfahlan, Bahman Yousefi
As a young science, nanotechnology promptly integrated into the current oncology practice. Accordingly, various nanostructure particles were developed to reduce drug toxicity and allow the targeted delivery of various diagnostic and therapeutic compounds to the cancer cells. New sophisticated nanosystems constantly emerge to improve the performance of current anticancer modalities. Targeting tumor vasculature is an attractive strategy to fight cancer. Though the idea was swiftly furthered from basic science to the clinic, targeting tumor vasculature had a limited potential in patients, where tumors relapse due to the development of multiple drug resistance and metastasis...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599843/psychiatric-care-of-the-radiation-oncology-patient
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Emily G Holmes, Jordan A Holmes, Eliza M Park
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, psychiatrists have become increasingly involved in the care of patients with cancer. Psychiatrists are often less familiar with the field of radiation oncology than with other medical specialties. OBJECTIVE: Therefore, it is beneficial for consulting psychiatrists to be familiar with the basic principles of radiation therapy (RT) and its potential neuropsychiatric sequelae. METHODS: We performed a PubMed search to identify articles describing neuropsychiatric symptoms resulting from RT, including anxiety, claustrophobia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and neurocognitive impairment...
April 15, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597402/metastatic-bone-disease-from-breast-cancer-a-review-of-minimally-invasive-techniques-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Dimitrios Filippiadis, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Argyro Mazioti, Konstantinos Palialexis, Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos, Alexis Kelekis
Skeletal-related events in patients with metastatic bone disease include intractable severe pain, pathologic fracture, spinal cord and nerve compression, hypercalcemia and bone marrow aplasia. In patients with breast cancer, the skeleton is the most frequent site for metastases. Treatment options for metastatic bone disease in these patients include bisphosphonates, chemotherapeutic agents, opioids, hormonal therapy, minimally invasive/interventional and surgical techniques. Interventional oncology techniques for breast cancer patients with bone metastases include diagnostic (biopsy) and therapeutic (palliative and curative) approaches...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585841/-vascular-anatomy-and-abnormalities-of-retroperitoneal-pelvic-and-paraaortic-area-in-relation-to-the-radical-oncogynecological-surgery-individual-experiences
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L Minář, V Weinberger, M Felsinger
OBJECTIVE: The overview of vascular anatomy and abnormalities of retroperitoneal pelvic and paraaortic area in relation to the radical oncogynecological surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Gynecologic Oncology Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University and University Hospital Brno. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The overview of visualized vascular anatomy of retroperitoneal pelvic, infrarenal suprapelvic and subhepatic area in relation to the radical oncogynecological surgery...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573413/-molecular-biomarkers-and-prognostic-factors-for-prostate-cancer
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A Kretschmer, Y Tolkach, J Ellinger, G Kristiansen
In the era of personalized medicine and precision oncology, innovative genetic biomarkers are of emerging interest to close the diagnostic and prognostic gap that is left by current clinicopathologic risk classifiers. The current review article summarizes evidence regarding prognostic and predictive genetic biomarkers that are currently in widespread clinical use at initial diagnosis as well as following definitive treatment of prostate cancer. We give a brief summary about basic principles of biomarker research studies and present current data for the Progensa PC3 test, TMPRSS2:ERG gene fusion, ConfirmMDx, Prolaris gene panel, OncotypeDX Genomic Prostate score, and Decipher classifier...
June 1, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572264/recommendations-for-childhood-cancer-screening-and-surveillance-in-dna-repair-disorders
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Michael F Walsh, Vivian Y Chang, Wendy K Kohlmann, Hamish S Scott, Christopher Cunniff, Franck Bourdeaut, Jan J Molenaar, Christopher C Porter, John T Sandlund, Sharon E Plon, Lisa L Wang, Sharon A Savage
DNA repair syndromes are heterogeneous disorders caused by pathogenic variants in genes encoding proteins key in DNA replication and/or the cellular response to DNA damage. The majority of these syndromes are inherited in an autosomal-recessive manner, but autosomal-dominant and X-linked recessive disorders also exist. The clinical features of patients with DNA repair syndromes are highly varied and dependent on the underlying genetic cause. Notably, all patients have elevated risks of syndrome-associated cancers, and many of these cancers present in childhood...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569457/advances-in-radioguided-surgery-in-oncology
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Renato A Valdés Olmos, Sergi Vidal-Sicart, Gianpiero Manca, Giuliano Mariani, Luisa F León-Ramírez, Domenico Rubello, Francesco Giammarile
The sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is probably the most well known radioguided technique in surgical oncology. Today SLN biopsy reduces the morbidity associated with lymphadenectomy and increases the identification rate of occult lymphatic metastases by offering the pathologist the lymph nodes with the highest probability of containing metastatic cells. These advantages may result in a change in clinical clinical management both in melanoma and breast cancer patients. The SLN evaluation by pathology currently implies tumour burden stratification for further prognostic information...
June 1, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561697/screening-and-treating-prostate-cancer-in-the-older-patient-decision-making-across-the-clinical-spectrum
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Alicia K Morgans, William Dale, Alberto Briganti
Treatment of the growing geriatric patient population is increasingly being recognized as a necessary priority of the oncology community. As the most common cancer among men in developed countries, prostate cancer afflicts a sizable portion of elderly men. Caring for this population requires knowledge of aspects of disease presentation, screening strategies, treatment approaches, and survivorship care considerations unique to the geriatric population. In this article, we review characteristics of prostate cancer screening and treatment decision making for localized disease in elderly men, including a discussion of the biology of disease in the elderly population...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552264/imaging-of-amino-acid-transport-in-brain-tumours-positron-emission-tomography-with-o-2-18-f-fluoroethyl-l-tyrosine-fet
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REVIEW
Karl-Josef Langen, Gabriele Stoffels, Christian Filß, Alexander Heinzel, Carina Stegmayr, Philipp Lohmann, Antje Willuweit, Bernd Neumaier, Felix M Mottaghy, Norbert Galldiks
The assessment of cerebral gliomas using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides excellent structural images but cannot solve all diagnostic problems satisfactorily. The differentiation of tumour tissue from non-neoplastic changes may be difficult especially in the post-treatment phase. In recent years, positron emission tomography (PET) using radiolabelled amino acids has gained considerable interest as an additional tool to improve the diagnosis of cerebral gliomas and brain metastases. A key step for this advancement was the development of the F-18 labelled amino acid O-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine (FET) which has spread rapidly in the last decade and replaced carbon-11 labelled amino acid tracers such as (11)C-methyl-L-methionine (MET) in many centres in Europe...
May 24, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547673/valvular-heart-disease-in-cancer-patients-etiology-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Merrill H Stewart, Eiman Jahangir, Nichole M Polin
Cardiac valvular disease as consequence of radiation and chemotherapy during treatment for malignancy is growing in its awareness. While the overwhelming emphasis in this population has been on the monitoring and preservation of left ventricular systolic function, we are now developing a greater appreciation for the plethora of cardiac sequelae beyond this basic model. To this end many institutions across the country have developed cardio-oncology programs, which are collaborative practices between oncologists and cardiologists in order to minimize a patient's cardiovascular risk while allowing them to receive the necessary treatment for their cancer...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544310/implementing-the-psychosocial-standards-in-pediatric-cancer-current-staffing-and-services-available
#14
Michele A Scialla, Kimberly S Canter, Fang Fang Chen, E Anders Kolb, Eric Sandler, Lori Wiener, Anne E Kazak
BACKGROUND: Fifteen evidence-based Standards for Psychosocial Care for Children with Cancer and Their Families (Standards) were published in 2015. The Standards cover a broad range of topics and circumstances and require qualified multidisciplinary staff to be implemented. This paper presents data on the availability of psychosocial staff and existing practices at pediatric oncology programs in the United States, providing data that can be used to advocate for expanded services and prepare for implementation of the Standards...
May 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541096/combining-radiotherapy-with-immunotherapy-the-past-the-present-and-the-future
#15
Evert J Van Limbergen, Dirk K De Ruysscher, Veronica Olivo Pimentel, Damiënne Marcus, Maaike Berbee, Ann Hoeben, Nicolle Rekers, Jan Theys, Ala Yaromina, Ludwig J Dubois, Philippe Lambin
The advent of immunotherapy is currently revolutionizing the field of oncology, where different drugs are used to stimulate different steps in a failing cancer immune response chain. This review gives a basic overview of the immune response against cancer, as well as the historical and current evidence on the interaction of radiotherapy with the immune system and the different forms of immunotherapy. Furthermore the review elaborates on the many open questions on how to exploit this interaction to the full extent in clinical practice...
May 25, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537777/palliative-care-office-hours-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-an-innovative-model-for-symptom-management-and-education
#16
Anessa M Foxwell, Mary E Moyer, David J Casarett, Nina R O'Connor
BACKGROUND: Palliative care programs are experiencing rapid growth, with demand for consults surpassing staffing. Innovative models are needed to equip nonpalliative care providers to manage basic palliative care issues. OBJECTIVES: To develop a novel program of palliative care office hours for hematologic oncology advanced practice providers, and to evaluate its impact on palliative care consult volume and composition. METHODS: A palliative care nurse practitioner or pharmacist was available for weekday office hours to all inpatient hematologic oncology advanced practice providers at an academic medical center to offer advice on pain, nonpain symptoms, and psychosocial distress...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529726/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-the-basics-the-gray-zone-and-the-target
#17
REVIEW
Dionysia Kelgiorgi, Christos Dervenis
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) manifest with a range of symptoms and pose a therapeutic challenge. A team approach, in which many specialists come together, is necessary in the quest for the best patient-tailored treatment. Disciplines such as oncology, surgery, basic science, endocrinology, radiology, and nuclear medicine need to work side by side, equally contributing to patient care and to advancing our better understanding of this fascinating disease.
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523133/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-major-lung-resections-pitfalls-tips-and-tricks
#18
Mahmoud Ismail, Marc Swierzy, Dania Nachira, Jens C Rückert, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas
Nearly six years since inception, uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has become a growing part of major lung resections and has revolutionized the way thoracic surgeons treat pulmonary lesions. This technique is being touted for various benefits. It ensures direct visualization together with a better exposure of the lung and allows the chance of a digital palpation of the lesion through a small incision. Postoperative pain is reduced due to the involvement of only one intercostal space without rib spreading and muscle disruption...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516152/cdk4-6-inhibitors-in-cancer-therapy-a%C3%A2-novel-treatement-strategy-for-bladder-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Qi Pan, Anuja Sathe, Peter C Black, Peter J Goebell, Ashish M Kamat, Bernd Schmitz-Draeger, Roman Nawroth
Patients with metastatic bladder cancer (mBC) treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy have a limited median survival of only around 14 months [1]. Despite over 30 years of basic and clinical research, until recently no therapeutic options beyond cisplatin-based therapy had entered clinical routine and, at least in the US, none of the tested agents had been approved for second-line treatment. This has changed with the advent of immune checkpoint blockade, including especially PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors. The high response rates of 24% over a 14...
April 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514801/psychoonkologische-betreuung-von-patienten-mit-kopf-hals-tumoren
#20
Roland Moschen, David Riedl
The aim of psychooncological interventions are to facilitate coping with the disease, to improve the psychological well-being and quality of life of the cancer patients as well as the strengthening of personal and social resources.Apart from general strain going along with oncological diseases and its treatment, patients with head and neck cancer often also suffer from impairment of the most basic human functions (speech, swallowing, food intake).Patients with head and neck cancer are one of the most distressed and burdened groups of cancer patients...
May 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
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