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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737996/integrating-palliative-and-oncology-care-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer-a-quality-improvement-intervention
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Laura C Hanson, Frances Collichio, Stephen A Bernard, William A Wood, Matt Milowsky, Erin Burgess, Crista J Creedle, Summer Cheek, Lydia Chang, Bhisham Chera, Alexandra Fox, Feng-Chang Lin
BACKGROUND: Practice guidelines recommend palliative care for patients with advanced cancer, but gaps in access and quality of care persist. OBJECTIVE: To increase goals-of-care (GOC) communication for hospitalized patients with Stage IV cancer. METHODS: An interdisciplinary team designed a quality improvement intervention to enhance oncology palliative care, including training in communication skills and triggers for palliative care consults...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737100/laser-surgery-versus-radiotherapy-for-t1a-glottic-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-oncologic-outcomes
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Guanjiang Huang, Mengsi Luo, Jingxuan Zhang, Hongbing Liu
OBJECTIVES: A meta-analysis was conducted to compare oncologic outcomes for patients of T1a glottic carcinoma who were treated with laser surgery (LS) or radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: All related studies published up to October 2016 were acquired by searching PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane were conducted by two authors, with the index words: vocal, glottis, larynx, laser, surgery, cordectomy, radiotherapy, radiation, irradiation, carcinoma, and cancer. Relative studies which compared oncologic outcomes between LS and RT were included...
July 24, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736645/effect-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-on-outcomes-in-resected-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-junction-cancer
#3
Jennifer M Kolb, Umut Ozbek, Noam Harpaz, Randall F Holcombe, Celina Ang
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection is a known risk factor for gastric cancer (GC) and has been linked with gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. Studies examining the relationship between H. pylori infection, GC characteristics and prognosis are limited and have yielded conflicting results. We report on the clinicopathologic characteristics and oncologic outcomes of gastric and GEJ cancer patients with and without a history of H. pylori treated at our institution. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients over the age of 18 years who underwent curative resection for GEJ and GC at Mount Sinai Hospital between 2007 and 2012 who had histopathologic documentation of the presence or absence of H pylori infection...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736638/cost-effectiveness-of-precision-medicine-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-and-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Simon B Zeichner, Daniel A Goldstein, Christine Kohn, Christopher R Flowers
Over the past 20 years, with the incorporation of genetic sequencing and improved understanding regarding the mechanisms of cancer growth/metastasis, novel targets and their associated treatments have emerged in oncology and are now regularly incorporated into the clinical care of patients in the US. Novel, more tumor-specific, non-chemotherapy agents, including agents that are commonly used in the treatment of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma (GA) and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), fall under a broader treatment strategy, termed "precision medicine"...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733549/pretreatment-serum-lactate-level-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-in-patients-undergoing-supratentorial-primary-brain-tumor-resection
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Chung-Chih Shih, Tzong-Shiun Lee, Fon-Yih Tsuang, Pei-Lin Lin, Ya-Jung Cheng, Hsiao-Liang Cheng, Chun-Yu Wu
INTRODUCTION: Malignant primary brain tumors are one of the most aggressive cancers. Pretreatment serum nonneuronal biomarkers closely associated with postoperative outcomes are of high clinical relevance. The present study aimed to identify potential pretreatment serum biomarkers that may influence oncological outcomes in patients with primary brain tumors. METHODS: A total of 74 patients undergoing supratentorial primary brain tumor resection were enrolled. Before tumor resection, serum neuronal biomarkers, namely neuron-specific enolase (NSE), S100β, and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), and serum nonneuronal biomarkers, namely neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and lactate, were measured and associated postoperative oncological outcomes, including brain tumor grading, progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS), were compared...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732671/psoas-hitch-ureteral-reimplantation-after-surgery-for-locally-advanced-and-locally-recurrent-colorectal-cancer-complications-and-oncological-outcome
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F van den Heijkant, T A Vermeer, E J E J Vrijhof, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen, E L Koldewijn, H J T Rutten
INTRODUCTION: The most important prognostic factor for oncological outcome of rectal cancer is radical surgical resection. In patients with locally advanced T4 rectal cancer (LARC) or locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC) (partial) resection of the urinary tract is frequently required to achieve radical resection. The psoas bladder hitch (PBH) technique is the first choice for reconstruction of the ureter after partial resection and this bladder-preserving technique should not influence the oncological outcome...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732026/investigation-of-opioid-use-and-long-term-oncologic-outcomes-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-surgery
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Tak Kyu Oh, Jae Hyun Jeon, Jong Mog Lee, Moon Soo Kim, Jee Hee Kim, Hyeyeon Cho, Seong-Eun Kim, Woosik Eom
Opioids are commonly used for postoperative pain control in cancer patients. In addition to pain control, an association between opioid use and long-term oncologic outcomes, such as recurrence or overall survival, has been postulated. The aim of this study was to determine whether postoperative opioid use in patients with non-small cell lung cancer is associated with long-term oncologic outcomes, including recurrence and death. Data obtained from 1009 medical records of patients who underwent curative resection at the National Cancer Center, Korea between January 2006 and December 2010 were retrospectively analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731942/geriatric-assessment-and-tools-for-predicting-treatment-toxicity-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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Daneng Li, Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Arti Hurria
Cancer is a disease of older adults, and the majority of new cancer cases and deaths occur in people 65 years or older. However, fewer data are available regarding the risks and benefits of cancer treatment in older adults, and commonly used assessments in oncology fail to adequately evaluate factors that affect treatment efficacy and outcomes in the older patients. The geriatric assessment is a multidisciplinary evaluation that provides detailed information about a patient's functional status, comorbidities, psychological state, social support, nutritional status, and cognitive function...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731537/frailty-and-cancer-implications-for-oncology-surgery-medical-oncology-and-radiation-oncology
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REVIEW
Cecilia G Ethun, Mehmet A Bilen, Ashesh B Jani, Shishir K Maithel, Kenneth Ogan, Viraj A Master
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE The concept of frailty has become increasingly recognized as one of the most important issues in health care and health outcomes and is of particular importance in patients with cancer who are receiving treatment with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Because both cancer itself, as well as the therapies offered, can be significant additional stressors that challenge a patient's physiologic reserve, the incidence of frailty in older patients with cancer is especially high-it is estimated that over one-half of older patients with cancer have frailty or prefrailty...
July 21, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730771/biomarkers-for-the-early-detection-of-relapses-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancers
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Gabriela Chereches, Otilia Barbos, Rares Buiga, Ovidiu Balacescu, Dana Iancu, Nicolae Todor, Loredana Balacescu, Nicu Miron, Nona Bejinariu, Tudor-Eliade Ciuleanu
PURPOSE: To assess prognostic/predictive value of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), transthyretin (TRT), αenolase (NNE), β2-microglobulin (β2-micro), B-cell activating factor (BAFF) and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients treated with chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab. METHODS: 72 histologically confirmed mCRC patients treated at Oncology Institute Cluj were included. Biomarker levels were measured through validated methods...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730768/modulatory-effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Jasna Trifunovic, Numa Memisevic, Borislava Nikolin, Svetlana Salma, Tihomir Dugandzija, Vladimir Vidovic
PURPOSE: To evaluate the changes in biological markers ER, PR, HER2 and Ki67 in residual tumor after surgery for locally advanced breast cancer (LABC), and also to evaluate the outcome of breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: 144 breast cancer patients treated with NAC at the Oncology Institute of Vojvodina, Serbia from 2011 to 2015 were included in this study. Changes in biologic markers ER,PR, HER2/neu and Ki-67 were evaluated at diagnostic core biopsy and at the final surgery tissue specimens...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730759/surgical-treatment-for-colorectal-cancer-in-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians
#12
Young Wan Kim
Advances in surgical techniques and perioperative care have improved cancer-related outcomes. However, there are still concerns regarding the safety of octogenarian and nonagenarian patients during surgery. Clinicians may be reluctant to perform a radical resection for colorectal cancer and administer adjuvant or palliative cytotoxic chemotherapy to octogenarian and nonagenarian patients. In the elderly, setting a primary goal based on multidisciplinary team discussions prior to treatment is important. The overall treatment scheme, risks, and potential benefits should be discussed with elderly patients and their families...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729067/real-world-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-receiving-chemotherapy-versus-androgen-receptor-targeted-therapy-after-failure-of-first-line-androgen-receptor-targeted-therapy-in-the-community-setting
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William K Oh, Raymond Miao, Francis Vekeman, Jennifer Sung, Wendy Y Cheng, Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle, Ravinder Dhawan, Mei Sheng Duh
BACKGROUND: In metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), optimal treatment sequences are unknown. We assessed second-line taxane (TT) versus androgen receptor-targeted therapy (ART), after initial ART failure, in United States oncology community practices. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using electronic medical records, patients with mCRPC receiving first-line ART and second-line therapy (TT, ART) were identified. Response and overall survival (OS) were evaluated from second-line therapy initiation...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728962/oncologic-safety-of-nipple-sparing-mastectomy-in-women-with-breast-cancer
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Barbara L Smith, Rong Tang, Upahvan Rai, Jennifer K Plichta, Amy S Colwell, Michele A Gadd, Michelle C Specht, William G Austen, Suzanne B Coopey
BACKGROUND: Nipple sparing mastectomy (NSM) has gained popularity for breast cancer treatment and prevention. There is limited data about long-term oncologic safety of this procedure. STUDY DESIGN: Review of oncologic outcomes of consecutive therapeutic NSM at a single institution. Nipple sparing mastectomy was offered to patients with no radiologic or clinical evidence of nipple involvement. RESULTS: 2182 NSM were performed from 2007-2016...
July 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726138/trainee-associated-outcomes-in-laparoscopic-colectomy-for-cancer-propensity-score-analysis-accounting-for-operative-time-procedure-complexity-and-patient-comorbidity
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Kevin R Kasten, Adam C Celio, Lauren Trakimas, Mark L Manwaring, Konstantinos Spaniolas
BACKGROUND: Surgical trainee association with operative outcomes is controversial. Studies are conflicting, possibly due to insufficient control of confounding variables such as operative time, case complexity, and heterogeneous patient populations. As operative complications worsen long-term outcomes in oncologic patients, understanding effect of trainee involvement during laparoscopic colectomy for cancer is of utmost importance. Here, we hypothesized that resident involvement was associated with worsened 30-day mortality and 30-day overall morbidity in this patient population...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725926/the-intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-on-critically-ill-oncology-and-hematology-patients
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REVIEW
Elie Azoulay, Peter Schellongowski, Michael Darmon, Philippe R Bauer, Dominique Benoit, Pieter Depuydt, Jigeeshu V Divatia, Virginie Lemiale, Maarten van Vliet, Anne-Pascale Meert, Djamel Mokart, Stephen M Pastores, Anders Perner, Frédéric Pène, Peter Pickkers, Kathryn A Puxty, Francois Vincent, Jorge Salluh, Ayman O Soubani, Massimo Antonelli, Thomas Staudinger, Michael von Bergwelt-Baildon, Marcio Soares
Over the coming years, accelerating progress against cancer will be associated with an increased number of patients who require life-sustaining therapies for infectious or toxic chemotherapy-related events. Major changes include increased number of cancer patients admitted to the ICU with full-code status or for time-limited trials, increased survival and quality of life in ICU survivors, changing prognostic factors, early ICU admission for optimal monitoring, and use of noninvasive diagnostic and therapeutic strategies...
July 19, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724889/aptamer-mediated-survivin-rnai-enables-5-fluorouracil-to-eliminate-colorectal-cancer-stem-cells
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Hadi AlShamaileh, Tao Wang, Dongxi Xiang, Wang Yin, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran, Roberto A Barrero, Pei-Zhuo Zhang, Yong Li, Lingxue Kong, Ke Liu, Shu-Feng Zhou, Yingchun Hou, Sarah Shigdar, Wei Duan
The development of chemoresistance and inability in elimination of cancer stem cells are among the key limitations of cancer chemotherapy. Novel molecular therapeutic strategies able to overcome such limitations are urgently needed for future effective management of cancer. In this report, we show that EpCAM-aptamer-guided survivin RNAi effectively downregulated survivin both in colorectal cancer cells in vitro and in a mouse xenograft model for colorectal cancer. When combined with the conventional chemotherapeutic agents, the aptamer-guided survivin RNAi was able to enhance the sensitivity towards 5-FU or oxaliplatin in colorectal cancer stem cells, increase apoptosis, inhibit tumour growth and improve the overall survival of mice bearing xenograft colorectal cancer...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724122/association-between-patient-age-and-lymph-node-positivity-in-thin-melanoma
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Andrew J Sinnamon, Madalyn G Neuwirth, Pratyusha Yalamanchi, Phyllis Gimotty, David E Elder, Xiaowei Xu, Rachel R Kelz, Robert E Roses, Emily Y Chu, Michael E Ming, Douglas L Fraker, Giorgos C Karakousis
Importance: More than half of all new melanoma diagnoses present as clinically localized T1 melanoma, yet sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is controversial in this population given the overall low yield. Guidelines for SLNB have focused on pathologic factors, but patient factors, such as age, are not routinely considered. Objectives: To identify indicators of lymph node (LN) metastasis in thin melanoma in a large, generalizable data set and to evaluate the association between patient age and LN positivity...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723798/the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-robot-assisted-versus-laparoscopic-tme-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#19
Xiaofei Li, Tao Wang, Liang Yao, Lidong Hu, Penghui Jin, Tiankang Guo, Kehu Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of robotic-assisted versus laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) in patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, Web of science, and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database up to July 2016 to identify case-controlled studies that compared robotic TME (RTME) with laparoscopic TME (LTME) for rectal cancer. GRADE was used to interpret the primary outcomes of this meta-analysis...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723695/renoprotective-procedures-with-a-cold-ischemia-time-of-60-min-minimize-the-deterioration-of-kidney-function-in-open-nephron-sparing-surgery-for-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Hayato Nishida, Atsushi Yamagishi, Mayu Yagi, Hidenori Kanno, Yuta Kurota, Toshihiko Sakurai, Sei Naito, Tomohiro Shibasaki, Hisashi Kawazoe, Osamu Ichiyanagi, Tomoyuki Kato, Akira Nagaoka, Yoshihiko Tomita, Norihiko Tsuchiya
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated whether nephron sparing surgery (NSS) combined with meticulous suturing of the cut stump under clamping with cooling is beneficial for oncological outcomes and also assessed the relationship between cold ischemia time and deterioration of renal function. METHODS: One hundred and six patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) were subjected to this procedure. Oncological outcomes and renal function according to the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and the tubular excretion rate on renoscintigraphy before and at 12 months after surgery were evaluated...
July 20, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
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