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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731941/the-biology-of-aging-and-cancer-frailty-inflammation-and-immunity
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Xinwen Zhang, Xin Meng, Yiyin Chen, Sean X Leng, Haiyan Zhang
The majority of patients with common malignancies are older adults. Intrinsic complex biological changes of aging along with inflammation, immunosenescence, age-associated chronic diseases, and extrinsic environmental and psychosocial factors have significant impact on not only development and behavior of individual malignancies, but also physiologic reserve and vulnerability of older patients who suffer from them. As a result, clinical practice of geriatric oncology demands integration of careful geriatric assessment and management...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729414/methods-of-academic-course-planning-for-cancer-biology-ph-d-students-to-enhance-knowledge-of-clinical-oncology
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Malcolm D Mattes, Elizabeth Swart, Steven M Markwell, Sijin Wen, Linda C Vona-Davis
Little is known about how clinical oncology concepts are taught to Ph.D. students or the most effective methods of doing so. In this study, electronic surveys were sent to faculty and students at Ph.D. training programs, assessing their institution's methods of clinical oncology education and their perspective on optimal approaches to clinical oncology education. Only 40.0% of students reported any clinical oncology component to their institution's training, and only 26.5% had a clinician on their graduate advisory committee...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729121/multiple-myeloma-genomics-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Casey J Weaver, Joseph D Tariman
OBJECTIVES: This integrative review describes the genomic variants that have been found to be associated with poor prognosis in patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM). Second, it identifies MM genetic and genomic changes using next-generation sequencing, specifically whole-genome sequencing or exome sequencing. DATA SOURCE: A search for peer-reviewed articles through PubMed, EBSCOhost, and DePaul WorldCat Libraries Worldwide yielded 33 articles that were included in the final analysis...
July 18, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721291/basic-issues-concerning-health-related-quality-of-life
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Roman Sosnowski, Marta Kulpa, Urszula Ziętalewicz, Jan Karol Wolski, Robert Nowakowski, Robert Bakuła, Tomasz Demkow
INTRODUCTION: Chronic diseases such as cancer have a strong influence on both physical health and quality of life, which together comprise the concept of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) - in other words, the complete state of physical, social, and psychological functioning. Herein, we review the literature on the theory of HRQoL in relation to oncological diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search of English-language publications that included an analysis of the conceptual models of HRQoL was performed using PubMed...
June 30, 2017: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717717/management-and-care-of-women-with-invasive-cervical-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-resource-stratified-clinical-practice-guideline
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Linus T Chuang, Sarah Temin, Rolando Camacho, Alfonso Dueñas-Gonzalez, Sarah Feldman, Murat Gultekin, Vandana Gupta, Susan Horton, Graciela Jacob, Elizabeth A Kidd, Kennedy Lishimpi, Carolyn Nakisige, Joo-Hyun Nam, Hextan Yuen Sheung Ngan, William Small, Gillian Thomas, Jonathan S Berek
PURPOSE: To provide evidence-based, resource-stratified global recommendations to clinicians and policymakers on the management and palliative care of women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. METHODS: ASCO convened a multidisciplinary, multinational panel of cancer control, medical and radiation oncology, health economic, obstetric and gynecologic, and palliative care experts to produce recommendations reflecting resource-tiered settings. A systematic review of literature from 1966 to 2015 failed to yield sufficiently strong quality evidence to support basic- and limited-resource setting recommendations; a formal consensus-based process was used to develop recommendations...
October 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713771/integrating-hyperthermia-into-modern-radiation-oncology-what-evidence-is-necessary
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REVIEW
Jan C Peeken, Peter Vaupel, Stephanie E Combs
Hyperthermia (HT) is one of the hot topics that have been discussed over decades. However, it never made its way into primetime. The basic biological rationale of heat to enhance the effect of radiation, chemotherapeutic agents, and immunotherapy is evident. Preclinical work has confirmed this effect. HT may trigger changes in perfusion and oxygenation as well as inhibition of DNA repair mechanisms. Moreover, there is evidence for immune stimulation and the induction of systemic immune responses. Despite the increasing number of solid clinical studies, only few centers have included this adjuvant treatment into their repertoire...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711306/can-the-aviation-industry-be-useful-in-teaching-oncology-about-safety
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J M Davies, G Delaney
Healthcare practitioners have long considered aviation as a domain from which much can be learned about safety. Over the past 30 years, attempts have been made to apply aviation safety-related concepts to healthcare. Although some applications have been successful, a few decades later, many healthcare safety experts have learned that the appeal of the aviation-healthcare analogy is an illusion. Both domains are so basically dissimilar that simple adoption of aviation concepts will not be successful. However, what has succeeded is healthcare's adaptation of specific aviation safety concepts...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711110/psychometric-properties-of-the-french-adaptation-of-the-basic-documentation-for-psycho-oncology-po-bado-a-distress-screening-tool
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Nena Stadelmaier, Kamel Gana, Yaël Saada, Odile Duguey-Cachey, Bruno Quintard
We translated and adapted the French version of the Basic Documentation for Psycho-Oncology (Po-Bado standard version) and we report its psychometric properties. The Po-Bado is a 12-item documentation instrument that measures psychosocial burden in cancer patients (all types and stages). The intensity of a patient's psychological suffering is evaluated by a health care professional (e.g., doctor, psychologist, nurse) in a semiguided interview. Overall, 252 cancer patients (Mage = 57 years, SD = 12.8 years) participated, completing the Po-Bado during a supportive care consultation following initial diagnosis...
September 2017: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708234/physicists-views-on-hadrontherapy-a-survey-of-members-of-the-italian-association-of-medical-physics-aifm
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Tommaso Giandini, Chiara Tenconi, Mauro Carrara, Mario Ciocca, Stefania Russo, Costanza M V Panaino, Federica Cattani, Delia Ciardo, Sara Morlino, Barbara Avuzzi, Nice Bedini, Sergio Villa, Giulia Marvaso, Paola Romanelli, Azusa Hasegawa, Barbara Vischioni, Francesca Valvo, Barbara A Jereczek-Fossa, Roberto Orecchia, Riccardo Valdagni, Emanuele Pignoli
BACKGROUND: This study was based on a survey to investigate perceptions of hadrontherapy of the members of the Italian Association of Medical Physics (AIFM). The survey was digitally submitted to the 991 members between the end of January and the beginning of April 2016. METHODS: A 19-item questionnaire was designed focusing on advantages and disadvantages of hadrontherapy, current status and possible future improvements, and need and opportunities for future investments in Italy and abroad...
July 8, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701570/adipose-derived-fatty-acid-binding-proteins-plasma-concentrations-are-increased-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Sandra Guaita-Esteruelas, Paula Saavedra-García, Alba Bosquet, Joan Borràs, Josefa Girona, Kepa Amiliano, Marta Rodríguez-Balada, Mercedes Heras, Luís Masana, Josep Gumà
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue is an endocrine organ that could play a role in tumor progression via its secreted adipokines. The role of adipose-derived fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) 4 and FABP5 in breast cancer is presently under study, but their circulating levels in this pathology are poorly known. We analyzed the blood concentrations of FABP4 and FABP5 in breast cancer patients to determine whether there is an association between them and breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 294 women in the oncology department with a family history of breast cancer; 198 of the women had breast cancer, and 96 were healthy controls...
July 12, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698010/compliance-with-research-standards-within-gynecologic-oncology-fellowship-a-gynecologic-oncology-fellowship-research-network-gofrn-study
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Laura J Moulton, Chad M Michener, Kimberly Levinson, Lauren Cobb, Jill Tseng, Amelia Jernigan
OBJECTIVES: Participation in clinical and basic science research is emphasized in gynecologic oncology training. We sought to identify trends in adherence to expected research practices and reasons for non-adherence among gynecologic oncology fellows. METHODS: An anonymous 31-question online survey assessing academic behaviors, including IRB compliance, authorship assignment, data sharing, and potential barriers to non-adherence was distributed to all SGO gynecologic oncology fellow members in July 2016...
July 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694003/pd-l1-and-immune-escape-insights-from-melanoma-and-other-lineage-unrelated-malignancies
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Noah Frydenlund, Meera Mahalingam
One of the major breakthroughs in oncology in the past decade has been the research and development of immune checkpoint inhibitors. Since the discovery of the PD-1/PD-L1 axis as a key mediator in peripheral self-tolerance and the subsequent discovery of its role promoting immune escape in cancers, the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway has produced considerable excitement from both a scientific and therapeutic stand point. The past decade has seen an explosion in the number of clinical trials utilizing antI-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy...
July 7, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683254/practical-implementation-essential-elements-resource-tool
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REVIEW
Nina Worel
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is an established treatment for patients with severe congenital or acquired hemato-/oncological disorders. Despite major improvements, HSCT remains associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Implementation of a quality management system has become standard practice not only for industries when their products or services are associated with significant risks to human safety but also in the healthcare sector. The use of a quality management system contributes to better products and services and improved patient's outcome after medical interventions...
June 29, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675683/pediatric-cancer-pathology-review-from-a-single-institution-neuropathology-expert-opinion-is-essential-for-accurate-diagnosis-of-pediatric-brain-tumors
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Zeina Merabi, Fouad Boulos, Teresa Santiago, Jesse Jenkins, Miguel Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Nidale Tarek, Ghazi Zaatari, Sima Jeha, Hassan El-Solh, Raya Saab
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Second pathology review has been reported to improve accuracy in oncologic diagnoses, including pediatric malignancies. We assessed the impact of second review on the diagnosis of pediatric malignancies at a tertiary care referral center in Beirut, Lebanon. METHODS: Pathology reports of patients treated at the Children's Cancer Institute in Lebanon were retrospectively reviewed for the period 2008-2016 and compared with same samples' diagnoses at St...
July 4, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674089/grounding-cardio-oncology-in-basic-and-clinical-science
#15
Javid Moslehi, Dulguun Amgalan, Richard N Kitsis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668428/liver-mri-from-basic-protocol-to-advanced-techniques
#16
Henrique Donato, Manuela França, Isabel Candelária, Filipe Caseiro-Alves
Liver MR is a well-established modality with multiparametric capabilities. However, to take advantage of its full capacity, it is mandatory to master the technique and optimize imaging protocols, apply advanced imaging concepts and understand the use of different contrast media. Physiologic artefacts although inherent to upper abdominal studies can be minimized using triggering techniques and new strategies for motion control. For standardization, the liver MR protocol should include motion-resistant T2-w sequences, in-op phase GRE T1 and T2-w fast spin echo sequences with fat suppression...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652837/a-pilot-study-of-zoledronic-acid-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-advanced-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#17
Muhammad Omer Jamil, Mary S Jerome, Deborah Miley, Katri S Selander, Francisco Robert
PURPOSE: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare malignancy with a dismal median survival of <12 months with current therapy. Single and combination chemotherapy regimens have shown only modest clinical benefit. In preclinical studies, nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (zoledronic acid) inhibit growth of mesothelioma cells by different mechanisms: inhibition of mevalonate pathway, inhibition of angiogenesis, activation of apoptosis through caspase activation, and alteration in activity of matrix metalloproteinases, thereby affecting invasiveness of cancer cells...
2017: Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652227/reducing-parental-uncertainty-around-childhood-cancer-implementation-decisions-and-design-trade-offs-in-developing-an-electronic-health-record-linked-mobile-app
#18
Keith Marsolo, William Shuman, Jeremy Nix, Caroline F Morrison, Larry L Mullins, Ahna Lh Pai
BACKGROUND: Parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer are confronted with multiple stressors that place them at risk for significant psychological distress. One strategy that has been shown to help reduce uncertainty is the provision of basic information; however, families of newly diagnosed cancer patients are often bombarded with educational material. Technology has the potential to help families manage their informational needs and move towards normalization. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to create a mobile app that pulls together data from both the electronic health record (EHR) and vetted external information resources to provide tailored information to parents of newly diagnosed children as one method to reduce the uncertainty around their child's illness...
June 26, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631772/-regional-cancer-registries-as-observational-points-for-clinical-pathways-in-oncological-networks
#19
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
#20
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
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