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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236275/multidisciplinary-management-of-a-giant-cervico-mediastinal-liposarcoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Andrea Galli, Leone Giordano, Piergiorgio Muriana, Alessandro Bandiera, Giampiero Negri, Piero Zannini, Mario Bussi
Liposarcomas are rare mesenchymal tumors that usually develop in lower extremities or retroperitoneum; cervico-mediastinal presentation is quite uncommon. These neoplasms are commonly diagnosed at a late stage because they remain asymptomatic until nearby structures are compressed. This makes radical excision particularly challenging. To date, alternative chemoradiotherapy protocols have not yet been standardized. We report a case of a 55-year-old man with a right laterocervical mass and without substantial symptoms...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222581/fractures-in-children-with-newly-diagnosed-hepatoblastoma
#2
Alexander J Towbin, Fernanda D C Braojos Braga, Bin Zhang, James I Geller, Greg M Tiao, Daniel J Podberesky
BACKGROUND: Hepatoblastoma is the most common primary hepatic malignancy in children. We have recently noticed an increased incidence of unsuspected fractures in children with newly diagnosed hepatoblastoma. This association has been suggested in the past, but the incidence and pathophysiology remain uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To define the incidence and imaging features of fractures in children with newly diagnosed hepatoblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the oncology database and the radiology picture archiving and communication system of our large tertiary care children's hospital between January 2000 and August 2013 for all patients who presented to our institution with newly diagnosed hepatoblastoma...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211298/prognostic-relevance-of-early-radiologic-response-to-induction-chemotherapy-in-pediatric-rhabdomyosarcoma-a-report-from-the-international-society-of-pediatric-oncology-malignant-mesenchymal-tumor-95-study
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Bas Vaarwerk, Johanna H van der Lee, Willemijn B Breunis, Daniel Orbach, Julia C Chisholm, Nathalie Cozic, Meriel Jenney, Rick R van Rijn, Kieran McHugh, Soledad Gallego, Heidi Glosli, Christine Devalck, Mark N Gaze, Anna Kelsey, Christophe Bergeron, Michael C G Stevens, Odile Oberlin, Veronique Minard-Colin, Johannes H M Merks
BACKGROUND: Early response to induction chemotherapy is used in current European guidelines to evaluate the efficacy of chemotherapy and subsequently to adapt treatment in pediatric patients with rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). However, existing literature on the prognostic value of early radiologic response on survival is contradictory; here the prognostic value is analyzed with data from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Malignant Mesenchymal Tumor 95 (MMT-95) study. METHODS: This study examined 432 Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Grouping III (macroscopic residue) patients enrolled in the SIOP MMT-95 study with a response assessment after 3 courses of chemotherapy (a 2-dimensional assessment)...
December 6, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205458/multi-disciplinary-management-of-refractory-insulinomas
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Emily Brown, Daniel Watkin, Jonathan Evans, Vincent Yip, Daniel J Cuthbertson
Insulinomas are predominantly benign (~90%), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours characterised by hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia. They usually present as a small (<2cm), well demarcated, solitary nodule that can arise in any part of the organ. Treatment of sporadic insulinomas is generally aimed at curative surgical resection with special consideration in genetic syndromes. Patients with significant hypoglycaemia can pose a difficult management challenge. In isolated cases where the patient is not medically fit for surgery or with metastatic spread, other treatment options are employed...
December 4, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204170/locally-advanced-squamous-cell-cervical-cancer-in-a-patient-with-septate-uterus
#5
Guler Yavas, Cagdas Yavas, Gokcen Inan
A 33-year-old premenopausal multiparous woman with the history of septate uterus was referred to the hospital with menorrhagia and inter-menstrual bleeding occurring for the last 6 months. Work-up revealed a stage IIB cervical cancer. The patient underwent curative chemo/radiotherapy. The patient's septate uterus presented several difficulties during application. Brachytherapy was applied using standard computed tomography-compatible tandem and ovoids. The high-risk clinical target volume (HR-CTV), intermediate risk CTV, and organs at risk were contoured according to the Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie - European Society for Radiology and Oncology (GEC-ESTRO) guidelines...
October 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203172/how-much-do-cancer-specialists-earn-a-comparison-of-physician-fees-and-remuneration-in-oncology-and-radiology-in-high-income-countries
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REVIEW
Seán Boyle, Jeremy Petch, Kathy Batt, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Sarah Thomson
The main driver of higher spending on health care in the US is believed to be substantially higher fees paid to US physicians in comparison with other countries. We aim to compare physician incomes in radiology and oncology considering differences in relation to fees paid, physician capacity and volume of services provided in five countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, France and the United Kingdom. The fee for a consultation with a specialist in oncology varies threefold across countries, and more than fourfold for chemotherapy...
November 16, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201875/surgical-treatment-of-synchronous-multiple-neuroendocrine-lung-tumours-case-series-is-more-always-better
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Jury Brandolini, Luca Bertolaccini, Alessandro Pardolesi, Piergiorgio Solli
Pulmonary neuroendocrine lung tumours are uncommon neoplasm; the presence of multiple and synchronous lesions is rare, and few case report are described in the literature. We present a case series of three patients without particular symptom and radiologic finding of multiple synchronous pulmonary nodules. All the patients underwent surgical treatment; histopathologic examination revealed typical carcinoid tumours in all three cases (one patient has a synchronous atypical carcinoid). No oncological progressions were observed at follow-up...
November 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200670/clinico-radiological-and-pathological-characteristics-of-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors-in-children-a-retrospective-study
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Mohamad Hussain Mir, Waseem Dar, Sheikh Aejaz Aziz, Gul Mohamad, Burhan Wani
Purpose: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are rare, benign lesions most often seen in the lung of young adults but can occur in children, in various sites. They mimic, clinically and radiologically, malignant tumors - especially sarcomas and lymphomas. The aim was to review the clinical, radiological, and pathological data of children with a diagnosis of IMT referred to our department. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Medical and Paediatric Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India from January 2014 to December 2015...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200114/neuroradiologic-pearls-for-neuro-oncology
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Joshua P Klein, Jorg Dietrich
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews key principles in the identification of tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) using standard and advanced imaging modalities. This article highlights the pitfalls and pearls of the imaging evaluation of patients with cancer at time of diagnosis and during cancer therapy and discusses the challenges of the imaging evaluation of treatment-related toxicities. RECENT FINDINGS: Treatment of CNS tumors with surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation alters the imaging appearance of the tumor and can be associated with a variety of treatment-related toxicities...
December 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198072/pres-in-the-course-of-hemato-oncological-treatment-in-children
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Katarzyna Musioł, Sylwia Waz, Michał Boroń, Magdalena Kwiatek, Magdalena Machnikowska-Sokołowska, Katarzyna Gruszczyńska, Grażyna Sobol-Milejska
INTRODUCTION: Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical syndrome of varying aetiologies, characterised by acute neurological symptoms of brain dysfunction with MRI abnormalities in posterior cerebral white and grey matter. In most cases, symptoms resolve without neurological consequences. AIM: The aim of this paper is the analysis of predisposing factors, clinical outcomes and radiological features of PRES in eight children with hemato-oncological disease...
December 2, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188307/-criteria-for-resectability-of-pancreatic-cancer-and-postoperative-imaging
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L Grenacher, M Juchems
By improving the techniques of pancreatic surgery, the mortality and morbidity for pancreatic carcinoma could be significantly reduced. For radiologists a profound knowledge of the surgical techniques is of decisive importance. Based on this knowledge postoperative complications can be reliably uncovered and local recurrences can be detected at an early stage. The complications resulting from pancreatic surgery can be severe and often necessitate a radiological intervention. As pancreatic cancer itself is a severe disease with a poor 5‑year survival, which can only be improved by an R0 resection, it is crucial to identify using imaging those patients who are primarily operable or who can potentially achieve an operable condition through neoadjuvant chemotherapy (borderline) and inoperable patients to avoid postoperative complications which would additionally weaken them and result in unnecessary delays in initiating palliative therapy...
November 29, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185901/identification-of-distant-metastatic-disease-in-uterine-cervical-and-endometrial-cancers-with-fdg-pet-ct-analysis-from-the-acrin-6671-gog-0233-multicenter-trial
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Michael S Gee, Mostafa Atri, Andriy I Bandos, Robert S Mannel, Michael A Gold, Susanna I Lee
Purpose To assess the accuracy of staging positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in detecting distant metastasis in patients with local-regionally advanced cervical and high-risk endometrial cancer in the clinical trial by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) and the Gynecology Oncology Group (GOG) (ACRIN 6671/GOG 0233) and to compare central and institutional reader performance. Materials and Methods In this prospective multicenter trial, PET/CT and clinical data were reviewed for patients enrolled in ACRIN 6671/GOG 0233...
November 29, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185280/the-pet-ct-radiological-appearance-of-facial-cosmetic-injections-a-pitfall-in-the-evaluation-of-the-oncological-patient
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Tima Davidson, Amit Druyan, Elinor Goshen, Merav Lidar
BACKGROUND: Facial rejuvenation using different dermal and sub-dermal injectable compounds is a popular cosmetic procedure which may pose a diagnostic dilemma to the radiologist. OBJECTIVES: To describe the appearance of cosmetic facial fillers on PET-CT. METHODS: All PET-CT exams performed between January 2015 and May 2017 in which findings suggestive of prior facial filler procedures was evident and where anamnestic confirmation with the patient was possible were reviewed...
November 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174221/lung-toxicity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-exposed-to-alk-inhibitors-report-of-a-peculiar-case-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Benedetta Pellegrino, Francesco Facchinetti, Paola Bordi, Mario Silva, Letizia Gnetti, Marcello Tiseo
Lung toxicity is a potential fatal effect involving non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients exposed to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Moving from our experience regarding a patient who developed lung toxicity while receiving 2 different anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-TKIs, we performed a systematic review to assess the epidemiologic magnitude and the clinical significance of such toxicity in NSCLC patients treated with ALK-TKIs. Studies were identified using MEDLINE and additional sources (European Society for Medical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and World Conference on Lung Cancer abstracts) in agreement with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses and Cochrane guidelines...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172863/use-of-larynx-preservation-strategies-in-the-treatment-of-laryngeal-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Arlene A Forastiere, Nofisat Ismaila, Jan S Lewin, Cherie Ann Nathan, David J Adelstein, Avraham Eisbruch, Gail Fass, Susan G Fisher, Scott A Laurie, Quynh-Thu Le, Bernard O'Malley, William M Mendenhall, Snehal Patel, David G Pfister, Anthony F Provenzano, Randy Weber, Gregory S Weinstein, Gregory T Wolf
Purpose To update the guideline recommendations on the use of larynx-preservation strategies in the treatment of laryngeal cancer. Methods An Expert Panel updated the systematic review of the literature for the period from January 2005 to May 2017. Results The panel confirmed that the use of a larynx-preservation approach for appropriately selected patients does not compromise survival. No larynx-preservation approach offered a survival advantage compared with total laryngectomy and adjuvant therapy as indicated...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166752/immunotherapy-treatment-an-issue-for-metabolic-response
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Luca Tagliabue, Antonella Capozza, Claudio Maioli, Andrea Luciani, Anna M Ierardi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Since the beginning of second decade of this century, when it was introduced in many oncologic scenarios, immunotherapy has become an important tool in the management of a growing number of cancers. Engaging the host immune system in cancer therapy seems to be useful, improving not only progression free survival but also overall survival, until the achieving the goal that many advanced cancers, previously considered without effective treatment options, have now become successfully treatable. Moreover, considering the relatively recent introduction of these drugs in clinical scenarios and the continuous releasing of new drugs, large validated clinical experiences are lacking and many issues are today debated; by the way, the evaluation of the response to immune-therapy poses major concerns...
November 22, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166684/-implantation-of-a-modular-distal-femoral-replacement-with-compressive-osseointegration-as-a-salvage-procedure-in-a-complex-femoral-posttraumatic-setting
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Anna Janine Schreiner, Peter Marten de Zwart, Christian Arnscheidt, Ulrich Stöckle, Björn Gunnar Ochs
Background Large bone defects and losses play a crucial role in both tumour surgery and in complex primary and revision total knee replacement. The established options of cemented or uncemented long intramedullary stems are limited by large bone defects and are at risk from relatively high exposure to aseptic loosening. There is no general valid agreement on implant fixation of the distal femur. A further option is the cementless fixation method with compressive osseointegration, based on the so-called Wolff law of bone remodelling...
November 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165809/medical-industry-at-tumor-board-three-years-analysis-of-the-open-payments-database-and-comparison-of-oncologic-specialties
#18
Amanjit S Baadh, Mikin Patel, Ketan Patel, Osman Ahmed
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze and contrast medical industry payments across U.S. oncologic providers, including hematology-oncology (HO), surgical oncology (SO), interventional radiology (IR), and radiation oncology (RO). METHODS: Open-payment-data for each provider including provider specialty, state of practice, industry payor, reason for payment, and amount was compiled for each transaction between 2013 and 2015. Total, mean, and median payment amounts per-provider were calculated for each specialty...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159606/preoperative-68-ga-dota-somatostatin-analog-pet-ct-hybrid-imaging-increases-detection-rate-of-intra-abdominal-small-intestinal-neuroendocrine-tumor-lesions
#19
Olov Norlén, Harald Montan, Per Hellman, Peter Stålberg, Anders Sundin
BACKGROUND: Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) are the most common form of neoplasm in the small bowel. Radiological identification of primary tumors (PT), which may be multiple, is difficult, and therefore palpation of the entire small bowel is routinely performed during laparotomy. The aim was to determine detection rates of PT and peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) with (68)Ga-DOTATOC/TATE-PET/CT in comparison with i.v. contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CE-CT) and thus to clarify whether modern functional imaging can mitigate the need for palpation of bowel during surgery enabling oncologically adequate laparoscopic resection...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151389/bevacizumab-in-recurrent-high-grade-gliomas-a-canadian-retrospective-study
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Mary Jane Lim Fat, Catherine Maurice, Manjula Maganti, Warren P Mason
BACKGROUND: Bevacizumab has been used in recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM) since 2010 in Canada. Given its cost, potential toxicities, and unclear efficacy, further studies are required to better define suitable candidates for therapy. METHODS: A single-center retrospective review of patients started on bevacizumab for rGBM from 2012 to 2015 was performed. Patient demographics, tumor characteristics, treatment regimen, and dates of clinical progression and death were collected...
November 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
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