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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321466/the-risk-and-clinical-outcome-of-candidemia-depending-on-underlying-malignancy
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Olivier Lortholary, Charlotte Renaudat, Karine Sitbon, Marie Desnos-Ollivier, Stéphane Bretagne, Françoise Dromer
PURPOSE: To assess the risk factors and outcomes associated with fungemia caused by the six most commonly occurring Candida species in patients with and without malignancies. METHODS: Analysis of the episodes of fungemia due to common Candida species in adults, based on an active hospital-based surveillance program (Paris area, France, 2002 to 2014). RESULTS: Of the 3417 patients (3666 isolates), 1164 (34.1%) had a solid tumor (45.7% digestive tract) and 586 (17...
March 20, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317631/lactic-acidosis-a-rare-oncological-emergency-in-solid-tumors-at-presentation
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Ranjit Nair, Usman Shah
Lactic acidosis is a potentially life-threatening complication characterized by accumulation of blood lactate resulting in low arterial pH. The majority of lactic acidosis in malignancies are reported in association with hematologic malignancies. It may result from an imbalance between lactate production and hepatic lactate utilization, but the exact pathophysiology is far more complex than what we can fathom from current micromolecular studies. We report a case of a 71-year-old male with metastatic lung cancer presenting with fatal lactic acidosis in the absence of liver involvement...
April 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317063/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-outcome-prediction-of-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases-undergoing-90y-microsphere-radioembolization
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Frederic Carsten Schmeel, Birgit Simon, Julian Alexander Luetkens, Frank Träber, Carsten Meyer, Leonard Christopher Schmeel, Amir Sabet, Samer Ezziddin, Hans Heinz Schild, Dariusch Reza Hadizadeh
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical potential of pretreatment apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) for therapy response and outcome prediction in patients with liver-predominant metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) undergoing radioembolization with (90)Yttrium-microspheres (90Y-RE). METHODS: Forty-six consecutive patients with unresectable CRC liver metastases underwent standardized clinical DWI on a 1.5 T MR scanner prior to and 4-6 weeks after 90Y-RE...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306372/standardized-criteria-for-palliative-care-consultation-on-a-solid-tumor-oncology-service-reduces-downstream-health-care-use
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Kerin Adelson, Julia Paris, Jay R Horton, Lorena Hernandez-Tellez, Doran Ricks, R Sean Morrison, Cardinale B Smith
PURPOSE: Hospitalized patients with advanced cancer have a high symptom burden and need for support. Integration of palliative care (PC) improves symptom control and decreases unwanted health care use, yet many patients are never offered these services. In 2016, ASCO called for incorporation of PC into oncologic care for all patients with metastatic cancer. To improve the quality of cancer care, we developed standardized criteria, or triggers, for PC consultation on the inpatient solid tumor service...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303429/elevated-blood-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-a-readily-available-biomarker-associated-with-death-due-to-disease-in-high-risk-nonmetastatic-melanoma
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Jeremy L Davis, Russell C Langan, Katherine S Panageas, Junting Zheng, Michael A Postow, Mary S Brady, Charlotte Ariyan, Daniel G Coit
BACKGROUND: Elevated peripheral blood neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is associated with poor oncologic outcomes in patients with stage IV melanoma and other solid tumors, but its impact has not been characterized for patients with high-risk, nonmetastatic melanoma. METHODS: Retrospective review of a melanoma database identified patients with high-risk melanoma who underwent operation with curative intent at a single institution. NLR was calculated from blood samples obtained within 2 weeks before operation...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291584/clinical-safety-and-activity-of-pembrolizumab-in-patients-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-keynote-028-preliminary-results-from-a-non-randomised-open-label-phase-1b-trial
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Evan W Alley, Juanita Lopez, Armando Santoro, Anne Morosky, Sanatan Saraf, Bilal Piperdi, Emilie van Brummelen
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a highly aggressive cancer with poor prognosis and few treatment options following progression on platinum-containing chemotherapy. We assessed the safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab (an anti-programmed cell death receptor 1 [PD-1] antibody) in advanced solid tumours expressing programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) and report here on the interim analysis of the malignant pleural mesothelioma cohort. METHODS: Previously treated patients with PD-L1-positive malignant pleural mesothelioma were enrolled from 13 centres in six countries...
March 10, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289089/molecular-pathways-oncologic-pathways-and-their-role-in-t-cell-exclusion-and-immune-evasion-a-new-role-for-the-axl-receptor-tyrosine-kinase
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Todd A Aguilera, Amato J Giaccia
With the clinical impact of CTLA-4 and PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint therapies, widespread interest in cancer immunotherapy has been ignited. However, the rate and extent of clinical responses to approved therapies are limited and often non-existent in many solid tumors. This is partially because immune checkpoint therapies are most effective against T-cell inflamed tumors, and non-T-cell inflamed or T-cell excluded tumors remain a significant barrier. New strategies are needed to overcome immune resistance mechanisms that arise during tumor development which result in T-cell exclusion...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282274/improving-the-management-of-patients-with-low-risk-neutropenic-fever-at-the-cleveland-clinic-taussig-cancer-institute
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Lindsey Martin Goodman, Bassam Estfan, Alberto Montero, Girish Kunapareddy, Jessica Lau, Erika Gallagher, Carolyn Best, Barb Tripp, Machelle Moeller, Brian Bolwell, James Stevenson
PURPOSE: Neutropenic fever (NF) is an oncologic emergency and has resulted historically in inpatient management. The Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) score can be used to identify patients with NF at a low risk of complications who can be managed safely as outpatients. Despite established guidelines supporting outpatient management of low-risk neutropenic fever (LRNF), provider awareness is low, and inpatient admission for intravenous antibiotics continues to be standard of care...
March 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280364/biosimilar-retacrit-%C3%A2-epoetin-zeta-in-the-treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-symptomatic-anemia-in-hematology-and-oncology-in-germany-orheo-non-interventional-study
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Christoph Losem, Michael Koenigsmann, Christine Rudolph
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic anemia is a frequent and severe complication of chemotherapy that is commonly treated with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. The primary objective of this study was to assess the change in hemoglobin levels in patients with chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA) following treatment with biosimilar Retacrit(®) (epoetin zeta). Secondary objectives included changes in hematologic parameters and tolerability. METHODS: This was a non-interventional, multicenter, long-term observational study that is part of an ongoing surveillance program for epoetin zeta...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275115/safety-and-tolerability-of-pd-1-pd-l1-inhibitors-compared-with-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Tomohiro F Nishijima, Shlomit S Shachar, Kirsten A Nyrop, Hyman B Muss
BACKGROUND: Compared with chemotherapy, significant improvement in survival outcomes with the programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) inhibitors nivolumab and pembrolizumab and the programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor atezolizumab has been shown in several types of advanced solid tumors. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare safety and tolerability between PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors and chemotherapy. METHODS: PubMed and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) databases were searched 1966 to September 2016...
March 8, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257958/prognostic-impact-of-the-findings-on-thin-section-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-subcentimeter-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Aritoshi Hattori, Takeshi Matsunaga, Takuo Hayashi, Kazuya Takamochi, Shiaki Oh, Kenji Suzuki
INTRODUCTION: Subcentimeter non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not always an early-stage disease despite its small tumor size. We investigated the prognostic impact of such cancers based on the findings of thin-section computed tomography (CT). METHODS: We evaluated the clinicopathological features and prognosis of 328 surgically resected clinical-N0 NSCLC 1.0cm or less in size. Consolidation tumor ratio (CTR) was evaluated for all, and tumors were classified into 3 group, namely, pure-ground glass opacity (GGO) (CTR=0, n=139), part-solid (0<CTR<1...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255381/can-endobronchial-or-endotracheal-metastases-appear-from-rectal-adenocarcinoma
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G L Serbanescu, R M Anghel
Background: Endobronchial and endotracheal metastases from extra-pulmonary solid tumors are rare. Patients and methods: We reported the case of a patient diagnosed with endobronchial and endotracheal metastases from rectal adenocarcinoma. Case report: Patient P.G., 62 years old, was diagnosed with a rectal tumor in 2011, for which, a surgical intervention was performed (pT3 pN2a M0, stage IIIB). Afterwards, she underwent adjuvant chemotherapy and concomitant radiochemotherapy. In September 2013, the chest CT showed 2 nodules for which, an incomplete surgical resection was done and which were histopathologically diagnosed as metastases from rectal cancer...
January 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246587/salient-concerns-in-using-analgesia-for-cancer-pain-among-outpatients-a-cluster-analysis-study
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Salimah H Meghani, George J Knafl
AIM: To identify unique clusters of patients based on their concerns in using analgesia for cancer pain and predictors of the cluster membership. METHODS: This was a 3-mo prospective observational study (n = 207). Patients were included if they were adults (≥ 18 years), diagnosed with solid tumors or multiple myelomas, and had at least one prescription of around-the-clock pain medication for cancer or cancer-treatment-related pain. Patients were recruited from two outpatient medical oncology clinics within a large health system in Philadelphia...
February 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246584/from-targeting-the-tumor-to-targeting-the-immune-system-transversal-challenges-in-oncology-with-the-inhibition-of-the-pd-1-pd-l1-axis
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REVIEW
Melissa Bersanelli, Sebastiano Buti
After that the era of chemotherapy in the treatment of solid tumors have been overcome by the "translational era", with the innovation introduced by targeted therapies, medical oncology is currently looking at the dawn of a new "immunotherapy era" with the advent of immune checkpoint inhibitors (CKI) antibodies. The onset of PD-1/PD-L1 targeted therapy has demonstrated the importance of this axis in the immune escape across almost all human cancers. The new CKI allowed to significantly prolong survival and to generate durable response, demonstrating remarkable efficacy in a wide range of cancer types...
February 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246179/targeting-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-for-therapeutic-gain
#15
Rosemary J Akhurst
Transforming growth factor βs (TGF-βs) are closely related ligands that have pleiotropic activity on most cell types of the body. They act through common heterotetrameric TGF-β type II and type I transmembrane dual specificity kinase receptor complexes, and the outcome of signaling is context-dependent. In normal tissue, they serve a role in maintaining homeostasis. In many diseased states, particularly fibrosis and cancer, TGF-β ligands are overexpressed and the outcome of signaling is diverted toward disease progression...
February 28, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244483/weekly-cisplatin-30-40-mg-m-2-as-radiosensitizer-is-it-high-or-moderate-emetic-agent
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A Karpe, V M Patil, A Joshi, V Noronha, S Gupta, A Ramaswamy, A Sahu, V Doshi, T Gupta, S Rath, S Banavali, K Prabhash
PURPOSE: The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guideline recommends a high antiemetic prophylaxis for any dose of cisplatin. This hypothesis was tested by us in this analysis of solid tumor patients who received weekly cisplatin as a radiosensitizer in a dose range of 30-40 mg/m2. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 181 solid tumor patients who received weekly cisplatin (in the dose range of 30-40 mg/m2) as a radiosensitizer between July 2015 and August 2015...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240865/a-near-infrared-wavelength-shiftable-turn-on-fluorescent-probe-for-the-detection-and-imaging-of-cancer-tumor-cells
#17
Zhenhua Shen, Bijeta Prasai, Yuko Nakamura, Hisataka Kobayashi, Milcah S Jackson, Robin L McCarley
Fast, selective, and noninvasive reporting of intracellular cancer-associated events and species will lead to a better understanding of tumorigenesis at the molecular level and development of precision medicine approaches in oncology. Overexpressed reductase presence in solid tumor cells is key to cancer progression and protection of diseased cells from the oxidative effects of therapeutics meant to kill them. Human NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase isozyme I (hNQO1), a cytoprotective 2-electron-specific reductase found at unusually high activity levels in cancer cells of multiple origins, has attracted significant attention due to its major role in metastatic pathways and its link to low survival rates in patients, as well as its ability to effectively activate quinone-based, anti-cancer drugs...
February 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237283/ablative-therapies-for-renal-tumors-patient-selection-treatment-planning-and-follow-up
#18
Jean-Michel Correas, Christophe Delavaud, Jules Gregory, Thomas Le Guilchet, Lionel Lamhaut, Marc-Olivier Timsit, Arnaud Méjean, Olivier Hélénon
The increased use of abdominal imaging has led to a major increase in small renal tumors incidence particularly in the elderly population. Their management is evolving with the development of percutaneous ablation, particularly radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, and microwave ablation. The typical indications that must be validated by a multidisciplinary committee include solid tumors less than 3cm in patients with multiple comorbidity factors (including age), contraindications to surgery, hereditary renal cancer, bilateral renal tumors, solitary kidney, pre-existing chronic kidney disease, or at high risk of predialysis renal function after partial nephrectomy...
February 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235761/high-throughput-genomic-profiling-of-adult-solid-tumors-reveals-novel-insights-into-cancer-pathogenesis
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Ryan J Hartmaier, Lee Albacker, Juliann Chmielecki, Mark Bailey, Jie He, Michael E Goldberg, Shakti Ramkissoon, James Suh, Julia A Elvin, Samuel Chiacchia, Garrett M Frampton, Jeffrey S Ross, Vincent Miller, Philip J Stephens, Doron Lipson
Genomic profiling is widely predicted to become a standard of care in clinical oncology, but more effective data sharing to accelerate progress in precision medicine will be required. Here we describe cancer-associated genomic profiles from 18,004 unique adult cancers. The dataset was composed of 162 tumor subtypes including multiple rare and uncommon tumors. Comparison of alteration frequencies to The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) identified some differences and suggested an enrichment of treatment-refractory samples in breast and lung cancer cohorts...
February 24, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229834/-pain-intensity-and-time-to-death-of-cancer-patients-referred-to-palliative-care
#20
Pedro Barata, Filipa Santos, Graça Mesquita, Alice Cardoso, Maria Paula Custódio, Marta Alves, Ana Luísa Papoila, António Barbosa, Peter Lawlor
INTRODUCTION: Pain is a common symptom experienced by cancer patients, especially in those with advanced disease. Our aim was to describe pain intensity in advanced cancer patients, referred to the palliative care unit, the factors underlying moderate to severe pain and its prognostic values. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study. All patients with mestastatic solid tumors and with no specific oncologic treatment were included. Pain intensity was accessed using the pain scale from Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale, rated from 0 to 10 on a numerical scale, where zero = no pain and 10 = worst possible pain...
November 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
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