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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938744/an-improved-ivm-method-for-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-from-small-follicles-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients-enhances-oocyte-competence-and-embryo-yield
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F Sánchez, F Lolicato, S Romero, M De Vos, H Van Ranst, G Verheyen, E Anckaert, J E J Smitz
STUDY QUESTION: Are meiotic and developmental competence of human oocytes from small (2-8 mm) antral follicles improved by applying an optimized IVM method involving a prematuration step in presence of C-Type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP) followed by a maturation step in presence of FSH and Amphiregulin (AREG)? SUMMARY ANSWER: A strategy involving prematuration culture (PMC) in the presence of CNP followed by IVM using FSH + AREG increases oocyte maturation potential leading to a higher availability of Day 3 embryos and good-quality blastocysts for single embryo transfer...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938661/efficacy-and-safety-of-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-a-meta-analysis-of-published-randomized-studies
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Gengchun Liu, Zhongyi Dong, Baqun Huang, Yuelong Liu, Yan Tang, Qing Li, Yihui Zhu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) technology has theoretical advantages in comparison with traditional adjuvant radiation therapy (whole-breast irradiation; WBI) after breast-conserving surgery. However, published randomized controlled trials have shown inconsistent outcomes. Therefore, a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness and safety of APBI technology is needed. RESULTS: A total of 7 studies of 7452 patients were included in this analysis...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938620/pathological-expression-of-tissue-factor-confers-promising-antitumor-response-to-a-novel-therapeutic-antibody-sc1-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-and-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Xuesai Zhang, Qingrou Li, Hui Zhao, Lanping Ma, Tao Meng, Jianchang Qian, Rui Jin, Jingkang Shen, Ker Yu
The pathological presence of tissue factor (TF) in cancer cells promotes tumor-initiated thrombosis and cancer metastasis. We found that TF is aberrantly present in large percentage of aggressive triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PaC), two most lethal forms of malignancy that urgently need effective treatment. TF expression in TNBC clustered with higher levels of vimentin, basal-type keratins KRT5/14 and caveolin-1 but lower levels of luminal-type biomarkers. We developed a novel and specific anti-TF therapeutic antibody SC1, which displayed an exceedingly high potency against TF extracellular domain (EC50: 0...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938270/bariatric-surgery-and-the-risk-of-cancer-in-a-large-multisite-cohort
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Daniel P Schauer, Heather Spencer Feigelson, Corinna Koebnick, Bette Caan, Sheila Weinmann, Anthony C Leonard, J David Powers, Panduranga R Yenumula, David E Arterburn
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether bariatric surgery is associated with a lower risk of cancer. BACKGROUND: Obesity is strongly associated with many types of cancer. Few studies have examined the relationship between bariatric surgery and cancer risk. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing bariatric surgery between 2005 and 2012 with follow-up through 2014 using data from a large integrated health insurance and care delivery systems with 5 study sites...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937963/ki67-and-lymphocytes-in-the-pretherapeutic-core-biopsy-of-primary-invasive-breast-cancer-positive-markers-of-therapy-response-prediction-and-superior-survival
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Claus M Schlotter, Lothar Tietze, Ulf Vogt, Carlos Villena Heinsen, Antje Hahn
Background Core needle biopsy plays a crucial role as diagnostic tool for BC. Both Ki67 and likely tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in the near future are determining the kind of systemic therapy. The role of TILs in BC is still an issue for clinical research, albeit preliminary results of neoadjuvant and adjuvant clinical studies already now highlight the crucial impact of TILs on therapy response and survival. Methods Evaluation of related publications (pubmed) and meeting abstracts (ASCO, SABCS). Results The monoclonal antibody Ki67 recognizing a nuclear antigene in proliferating cells is a positive marker of therapy response and superior survival...
September 22, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937454/life-expectancy-and-metastatic-spine-scoring-systems-an-academic-institutional-experience
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Brian T Ragel, Gustavo A Mendez, Justin Reddington, David Ferachi, Charlotte D Kubicky, Travis C Philipp, Natalie L Zusman, Paul Klimo, Robert Hart, Jung Yoo, Alex C Ching
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective data collection study with application of metastatic spine scoring systems. OBJECTIVES: To apply the Tomita and revised Tokuhashi scoring systems to a surgical cohort at a single academic institution and analyze spine-related surgical morbidity and mortality rates. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical management of metastatic spine patients requires tools that can accurately predict patient survival, as well as knowledge of morbidity and mortality rates...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937445/cervical-cancer-posttreatment-follow-up-critical-analysis
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Ingrid Hillesheim, Gabriel Augusto Limone, Lucia Klimann, Heleusa Monego, Marcia Appel, Alessandra de Souza, Ricardo Dos Reis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of follow-up tests and examinations in diagnosing symptomatic and asymptomatic relapses after treatment for cervical cancer. METHODS: Data were collected from medical records for all patients diagnosed as having cervical cancer from January 1985 to June 2010. The significance level was P < 0.005. RESULTS: Sixty-four (17.8%) of the 358 patients investigated suffered tumor relapse...
October 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937333/provider-prioritized-domains-of-quality-in-pediatric-home-based-hospice-and-palliative-care-a-study-of-the-ohio-pediatric-palliative-care-and-end-of-life-network
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Rachel Thienprayoon, Melissa San Julian Mark, Daniel Grossoehme
BACKGROUND: Children receiving hospice and palliative care (HPC) differ from adults in important ways. Children are more likely to have rare diagnoses, less likely to have cancer, have longer lengths of stay on hospice, and are more likely to be technology dependent than adults. The National Consensus Project (NCP) in Palliative Care established domains of quality for HPC, but these domains have not been evaluated for applicability in children. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to establish consensus stakeholder-prioritized domains of high-quality pediatric home-based hospice and palliative care (HBHPC)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937324/impact-of-2-staged-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-treatment-of-brain-metastases-%C3%A2-2-cm
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Lilyana Angelov, Alireza M Mohammadi, Elizabeth E Bennett, Mahmoud Abbassy, Paul Elson, Samuel T Chao, Joshua S Montgomery, Ghaith Habboub, Michael A Vogelbaum, John H Suh, Erin S Murphy, Manmeet S Ahluwalia, Sean J Nagel, Gene H Barnett
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is the primary modality for treating brain metastases. However, effective radiosurgical control of brain metastases ≥ 2 cm in maximum diameter remains challenging and is associated with suboptimal local control (LC) rates of 37%-62% and an increased risk of treatment-related toxicity. To enhance LC while limiting adverse effects (AEs) of radiation in these patients, a dose-dense treatment regimen using 2-staged SRS (2-SSRS) was used. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of this treatment strategy...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936818/-measuring-grief-symptoms-in-cancer-patients-the-reliability-and-validity-study-of-the-turkish-version-of-prolonged-grief-disorder-scale
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Ilgın Gökler Danışman, Merve Yalçınay, Nejla Yıldız
OBJECTIVE: The need to grieve is not limited to losses due to death of significant others, but it also arises in reaction to various life events which result in a sense of loss. Grief is argued to be a universal and natural reaction also in face of life-theratening illnesses. Cancer is a phenomenon that has to be examined in terms of grief reactions since it inherits multiple losses. The aim of the current study is to test the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of Prolonged Grief Disorder Scale-Patient Form (PG-12-Patient Form), which is used to measure grief symptoms in cancer patients...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936751/guidelines-versus-real-life-practice-the-case-of-colonoscopy-in-acromegaly
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M Parolin, F Dassie, L Russo, S Mazzocut, M Ferrata, E De Carlo, R Mioni, F Fallo, R Vettor, C Martini, P Maffei
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate guideline application and colonoscopy findings in real-life practice in acromegaly. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational non-interventional and cross-sectional analysis on 146 patients with acromegaly (ACRO) referred to our clinic. We evaluated colonoscopy data, focusing on the correlation between colonoscopy findings and hormonal/metabolic values. RESULTS: The total number of colonoscopies performed in ACRO patients increased from 6 in the period 1990-1994 to 57 in the period 2010-2014...
September 21, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936567/metformin-as-a-repurposed-therapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-results-of-a-phase-ii-trial
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Anish B Parikh, Peter Kozuch, Nicholas Rohs, Daniel J Becker, Benjamin P Levy
Background Metformin has been shown to have anti-neoplastic activity in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in both preclinical and observational studies, however this has never been prospectively evaluated. This single-arm phase II trial, while not fully accrued, is the first known prospective study evaluating the use of metformin with chemotherapy in advanced NSCLC. Methods Patients received carboplatin AUC 5 + pemetrexed 500 mg/m2 IV every 21 days for 4 cycles. For patients who achieved at least stable disease, maintenance pemetrexed was administered until progression or toxicity...
September 22, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936558/how-do-treatment-aims-in-the-last-phase-of-life-relate-to-hospitalizations-and-hospital-mortality-a-mortality-follow-back-study-of-dutch-patients-with-five-types-of-cancer
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Mariska Oosterveld-Vlug, Gé Donker, Femke Atsma, Linda Brom, Yvonne de Man, Stef Groenewoud, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe and compare the relation between treatment aims, hospitalizations, and hospital mortality for Dutch patients who died from lung, colorectal, breast, prostate, or pancreatic cancer. METHODS: A mortality follow-back study was conducted within a sentinel network of Dutch general practitioners (GPs), who recorded the end-of-life care of 691 patients who died from one of the abovementioned cancer types between 2009 and 2015...
September 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936553/significance-of-evaluating-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-tils-and-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expression-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Sasagu Kurozumi, Takaaki Fujii, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Kenichi Inoue, Masafumi Kurosumi, Jun Horiguchi, Hiroyuki Kuwano
The immune system affects all phases of tumor growth from initiation to progression and dissemination. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are mononuclear immune cells that infiltrate tumor tissue. Several retrospective studies have suggested the potential of TILs as a prognostic as well as predictive factor of chemotherapy in some breast cancers. On the other hand, programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) eliminate T cell activation in various types of cancers. Prospective trials to evaluate the efficacy of antibody agents to PD-1 and PD-L1 are ongoing in patients with breast cancer...
September 21, 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935775/sarcopenia-is-associated-with-quality-of-life-and-depression-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Ryan D Nipp, Georg Fuchs, Areej El-Jawahri, Julia Mario, Fabian M Troschel, Joseph A Greer, Emily R Gallagher, Vicki A Jackson, Avinash Kambadakone, Theodore S Hong, Jennifer S Temel, Florian J Fintelmann
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced cancer often experience muscle wasting (sarcopenia), yet little is known about the characteristics associated with sarcopenia and the relationship between sarcopenia and patients' quality of life (QOL) and mood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As part of a randomized trial, we assessed baseline QOL (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General [FACT-G]) and mood (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [HADS]) in patients within 8 weeks of diagnosis of incurable lung or gastrointestinal cancer, and prior to randomization...
September 21, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935774/immunotherapy-a-new-and-old-approach-to-treatment-of-soft-tissue-and-bone-sarcomas
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REVIEW
Michael J Nathenson, Anthony P Conley, Edward Sausville
Soft tissue and bone sarcomas are a rare and heterogeneous form of cancer. With standard of care treatment options including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, the long-term survival is still low for high-risk soft tissue sarcoma patients. New treatment strategies are needed. Immunotherapy offers a new potential treatment paradigm with great promise. Immunotherapy of soft tissue sarcomas dates back to Dr. Coley's first use of toxins in the late 1800s. A variety of strategies of immunotherapy have been tried in soft tissue and bone sarcomas, including various vaccines and cytokines, with limited success...
September 21, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935659/effect-of-stage-comorbidities-and-treatment-on-survival-among-cancer-patients-with-or-without-mental-illness
#17
Kristiina Manderbacka, Martti Arffman, Jaana Suvisaari, Aulikki Ahlgren-Rimpiläinen, Sonja Lumme, Ilmo Keskimäki, Eero Pukkala
BackgroundEarlier research suggests poorer outcome of cancer care among people with severe mental illness (SMI).AimsTo assess the effect of stage at presentation, comorbidities and treatment on differences in survival among cancer patients with and without a history of SMI in Finland.MethodThe total population with a first cancer diagnosis in 1990-2013 was drawn from the Finnish Cancer Registry. Hospital admissions because of SMI and deaths were obtained from administrative registers. We calculated Kaplan-Meier estimates and Cox regression models to examine survival differences...
September 21, 2017: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935270/preoperative-c-reactive-protein-serum-levels-as-a-predictive-diagnostic-marker-in-patients-with-adnexal-masses
#18
Elisabeth Reiser, Stefanie Aust, Veronika Seebacher, Alexander Reinthaller, Samir Helmy-Bader, Richard Schwameis, Christoph Grimm, Stephan Polterauer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate C-reactive protein (CRP) serum levels as a preoperative predictive marker for ovarian cancer in patients with adnexal masses. METHODS: CRP serum levels of 1843 adnexal masses and subsequent surgery were investigated (patients with benign ovarian tumors: n=1423; borderline tumor of the ovary [BTO]: n=83; EOC: n=337). Test characteristics and predictive values of CRP serum levels were investigated by univariate analysis and multivariate binary logistic regression models...
September 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935189/early-closure-of-fistula-using-neo-adjuvant-intra-arterial-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-anal-cancer
#19
Wulfran Cacheux, Thibaud Koessler, Giacomo Puppa, Eugenio Fernandez, Lisa Ho, Pierre-Yves Dietrich, Thomas Zilli, Abdelkarim Said Allal, Bruno Roche, Frederic Ris, Arnaud Roth
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced anal cancer patients, especially with T4 disease and fistula, have a dismal prognosis. Neo-adjuvant intra-arterial chemotherapy before standard chemoradiation has been shown to be promising in this setting. AIMS: We are reporting results from a larger patient population. METHODS: From 2005 to 2015, 25 consecutive patients with locally advanced anal cancer, 18 of them fistulised, received intra-arterial chemotherapy...
September 5, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935016/-clinical-development-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Shuang Zhang, Jingjing Liu, Ying Cheng
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a poorly differentiated high-grade neuroendocrine tumor, accounts for approximately 14% of all lung cancers. SCLC is characterized by rapid growth, early metastasis without effective treatments after recurrence. It is urgently need to improve the therapy of patients with SCLC. In recent years Tumor immunotherapy has shown promising efficacy, especially in immune checkpoints including inhibitors programmed cell-death protein 1 (PD-1) and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4)...
September 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
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