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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528421/end-of-life-care-for-glioblastoma-patients-at-a-large-academic-cancer-center
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Kamini E Kuchinad, Roy Strowd, Anne Evans, W Anthony Riley, Thomas J Smith
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a universally fatal disease, complicated by significant cognitive and physical disabilities, inherent to the disease course. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively analyze end-of-life care for GBM patients at an academic center and compare utilization of these services to national quality of care guidelines, with the goal of identifying opportunities to improve end-of-life care. Single center retrospective cohort study of GBM patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) between 2009 and 2014, using electronic medical records and hospice records...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528350/prevalence-and-impact-of-severe-fatigue-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-patients-in-comparison-with-population-based-controls
#2
Hanneke Poort, Suzanne E J Kaal, Hans Knoop, Rosemarie Jansen, Judith B Prins, Eveliene Manten-Horst, Petra Servaes, Olga Husson, Winette T A van der Graaf
PURPOSE: The current study determined the prevalence of severe fatigue in adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients (aged 18-35 years at diagnosis) consulting a multidisciplinary AYA team in comparison with gender- and age-matched population-based controls. In addition, impact of severe fatigue on quality of life and correlates of fatigue severity were examined. METHODS: AYAs with cancer (n = 83) completed questionnaires including the Checklist Individual Strength (CIS-fatigue), Quality of Life (QoL)-Cancer Survivor, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (reflecting psychological distress), and the Cancer Worry Scale (reflecting fear of cancer recurrence or progression)...
May 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524711/the-will-to-live-breast-cancer-patients-perceptions-of-palliative-chemotherapy
#3
Jenny Bergqvist, Peter Strang
BACKGROUND: For women with metastatic breast cancer, late lines of chemotherapy might be beneficial but also harmful. Ongoing chemotherapy late in life increase the risk of late or absent discussions of palliative care and access to symptom relief by other options than chemotherapy. Our aim was, therefore, to investigate breast cancer patients' motives, perceptions, and experiences of late lines of palliative oncologic treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A qualitative study with semi-guided face-to-face interviews with 20 women on at least their second line of palliative chemotherapy (second-eighth line)...
May 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516291/downstaging-in-stage-iv-pancreatic-cancer-a-new-population-eligible-for-surgery
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Isabella Frigerio, Paolo Regi, Alessandro Giardino, Filippo Scopelliti, Roberto Girelli, Claudio Bassi, Stefano Gobbo, Paolo Tinazzi Martini, Paola Capelli, Mirko D'Onofrio, Giuseppe Malleo, Laura Maggino, Elena Viviani, Giovanni Butturini
BACKGROUND: Recent papers consider surgery as an option for synchronous liver oligometastatic patients [metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (mPDAC)]. In this study, we present our series of resected mPDACs after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (nCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients resected after downstaging of mPDAC were included in this study. Downstaging criteria were disappearance of liver metastasis and a decrease in cancer antigen (CA) 19-9. The type and duration of nCT, last nCT surgery interval, histology, morbidity, and mortality were recorded, and overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) were analyzed...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511804/how-long-do-i-have-observational-study-on-communication-about-life-expectancy-with-advanced-cancer-patients
#5
I Henselmans, E M A Smets, P K J Han, H C J C de Haes, H W M van Laarhoven
OBJECTIVE: To examine how communication about life expectancy is initiated in consultations about palliative chemotherapy, and what prognostic information is presented. METHODS: Patients with advanced cancer (n=41) with a median life expectancy <1year and oncologists (n=6) and oncologists-in-training (n=7) meeting with them in consultations (n=62) to discuss palliative chemotherapy were included. Verbatim transcripts of audio-recorded consultations were analyzed using MAXqda10...
May 5, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511705/pd-l1-expressing-circulating-tumour-cells-in-head-and-neck-cancers
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Arutha Kulasinghe, Chris Perry, Liz Kenny, Majid E Warkiani, Colleen Nelson, Chamindie Punyadeera
BACKGROUND: Blockade of the PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint pathway is emerging as a promising immunotherapeutic approach for the management and treatment of head and neck cancer patients who do not respond to 1st/2nd line therapy. However, as checkpoint inhibitors are cost intensive, identifying patients who would most likely benefit from anti PD-L1 therapy is required. Developing a non-invasive technique would be of major benefit to the patient and to the health care system. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 56 year old man affected by a supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
May 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511491/choroidal-metastasis-as-initial-presentation-in-adenocarcinoma-of-lung-a-case-report
#7
Saroj Kumar Das, Tapan Kumar Sahoo, Sucheta Parija, Saroj Kumar Das Majumdar, Dillip Kumar Parida
Vision impairment as an initial presentation detecting choroid metastasis in primary lung cancer is rare. Prevention or treatment of visual loss and improvement in quality of life can be achieved by treatment of intraocular metastasis. The survival of the patient in choroid metastasis with lung primary is poor with the median survival being 3.3 months. However, proper treatment may increase the quality of life and survival to an extent. We report a case of adenocarcinoma of lung in a female patient, presented initially with visual impairment as a result of choroidal metastasis and treated with external beam radiotherapy for choroidal metastasis followed by palliative chemotherapy...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503040/recommendations-to-support-nurses-and-improve-the-delivery-of-oncology-and-palliative-care-in-india
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Virginia T LeBaron, Gayatri Palat, Sudha Sinha, Sanjeeva Kumari Chinta, Beaulah John Battula Jamima, Usha Lakshmi Pilla, Nireekshana Podduturi, Yadamma Shapuram, Padma Vennela, Vineela Rapelli, Zahra Lalani, Susan L Beck
CONTEXT: Nurses in India often practice in resource-constrained settings and care for cancer patients with high symptom burden yet receive little oncology or palliative care training. AIM: The aim of this study is to explore challenges encountered by nurses in India and offer recommendations to improve the delivery of oncology and palliative care. METHODS: Qualitative ethnography. SETTING: The study was conducted at a government cancer hospital in urban South India...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501762/poorly-differentiated-gastro-entero-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-are-they-really-heterogeneous-insights-from-the-ffcd-gte-national-cohort
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T Walter, D Tougeron, E Baudin, K Le Malicot, T Lecomte, D Malka, O Hentic, S Manfredi, I Bonnet, R Guimbaud, R Coriat, C Lepère, C Desauw, A Thirot-Bidault, L Dahan, G Roquin, T Aparicio, J-L Legoux, C Lombard-Bohas, J-Y Scoazec, C Lepage, G Cadiot
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis and management of poorly differentiated gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) remain challenging. Recent studies suggest prognostic heterogeneity. We designed within the French Group of Endocrine Tumours a prospective cohort to gain insight in the prognostic stratification and treatment of GEP-NEC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with a diagnosis of GEP-NEC between 1st January 2010 and 31st December 2013 could be included in this national cohort...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501134/factors-associated-with-palliative-care-use-in-patients-undergoing-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
#10
Rachel S Morris, Faiz Gani, Abdulrahman Y Hammad, Wendy Peltier, T Clark Gamblin, Kiran K Turaga, Fabian M Johnston
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal carcinomatosis represents widespread metastatic disease throughout the abdomen and/or pelvis. Cytoreductive surgery/hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) improves the overall survival compared to standard therapy alone. The role palliative care (PC) plays however, remains poorly studied among these patients. METHODS: Patients who had previously undergone HIPEC and who underwent an inpatient admission from 7/1/2013 to 6/30/2014 were identified to determine which patients were referred for inpatient or outpatient palliative consultation...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497194/treatment-and-outcomes-of-recurrent-hepatocellular-carcinomas
#11
Gaëtan-Romain Joliat, Pierre Allemann, Ismail Labgaa, Nicolas Demartines, Nermin Halkic
PURPOSE: Surgery is one of the best options for curative treatment of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC). Recurrences are nevertheless common (45-75%). This study aimed to compare overall survival (OS) of patients with recurrent HCC after primary resection to OS of patients without recurrence. METHODS: A retrospective review of all HCC patients operated between 1993 and 2015 was performed. Median and 5-year OS were calculated. RESULTS: This study included 147 HCC patients...
May 11, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495482/-recurrence-of-a-glassy-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vagina-an-exceptional-situation
#12
Y Yahiaoui, A Gabsi, R Doghri, M Ayadi, K Mrad, A Mezlini
Glassy cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm that occurs most frequently in the uterine cervix. We describe the second reported case of glassy cell carcinoma arising in the vagina. We present a case of a 24-year-old woman with a history of post-coïtal bleeding associated with menometrorrhagia. Different explorations have concluded in a glassy cell carcinoma arising in the vagina, with clinical staging III according to the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The patient received three cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy with a good response...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494780/metastatic-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-with-meningeal-carcinomatosis-case-report-of-an-unexpected-response
#13
Diego Teyssonneau, Amaury Daste, Vincent Dousset, Jean-Luc Hoepffner, Alain Ravaud, Marine Gross-Goupil
BACKGROUND: Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is usually treated with local therapy including transurethral resection of the bladder tumor and intravesical therapy depending on the stage of the tumor. NMIBC is a rarely a metastatic diseases with lymph node invasion in less of 10%. In the other hand meningeal carcinomatosis is a rare location for metastases with extremely poor outcomes. We described a case report of a patient presenting a metastatic disease to bones and meninges, several years after the treatment of NMIBC, which had been in complete response (CR) for 4 years after chemotherapy treatment...
May 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494536/clinical-significance-of-discordance-between-carcinoembryonic-antigen-levels-and-recist-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#14
In-Ho Kim, Ji Eun Lee, Ji Hyun Yang, Joon Won Jeong, Sangmi Ro, Seong Taek Oh, Jun-Gi Kim, Moon Hyung Choi, Myung Ah Lee
Purpose: To investigate the prognostic implications of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels that are inconsistent with RECIST responses in metastatic colorectal cancer patients. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 360 patients with at least one measurable lesion who received first-line palliative chemotherapy. CEA-response was defined as CEA-complete response (CR; CEA normalization), CEA-partial response (PR; ≥50% decrease in CEA levels), CEA-progressive disease (PD; ≥50% increase in CEA levels), and CEA-stable disease (SD; non-CR/PR/PD)...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491448/multimodal-non-surgical-treatment-of-a-feline-tracheal-adenocarcinoma
#15
Carolina Azevedo, William Brawner, Stephanie Schleis Lindley, Annette Smith
CASE SUMMARY: A 10-year-old, castrated male domestic shorthair cat presented with a 2-3 month history of weight loss, lethargy and coughing. Thoracic radiographs revealed a soft tissue opacity overlying the dorsal trachea from the first rib to second rib and the ventral aspect of the trachea extending from the second rib to approximately the fourth rib. CT confirmed a mass involving the dorsal, right lateral and ventral aspects of the trachea narrowing the lumen and extending from vertebra C7 through T4...
January 2017: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491223/-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-about-5-cases
#16
Hicham El Bote, Abelilah El Alaoui, Ziouani Oussama, Hachem El Sayegh, Ali Iken, Lounis Benslimane, Yassine Nouini
Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the bladder is a rare histological entity, characterized by the ability to metastasize quickly and associated with a poor prognosis. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical, histological, therapeutic and prognostic characteristics of neuroendocrine carcinoma of the bladder. We conducted a retrospective study collecting data from the medical records of 5 patients in the Department of Urology, at the Ibn Sina University Hospital during the period between January 2008 and June 2015...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490991/other-non-surgical-treatments-for-liver-cancer
#17
Paul Revel-Mouroz, Philippe Otal, Marion Jaffro, Antoine Petermann, Olivier Meyrignac, Pierre Rabinel, Fatima-Zohra Mokrane
Interventional radiology plays a major role in the modern management of liver cancers, in primary hepatic malignancies or metastases and in palliative or curative situations. Radiological treatments are divided in two categories based on their approach: endovascular treatment and direct transcapsular access. Endovascular treatments include mainly three applications: transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), transarterial radioembolization (TARE) and portal vein embolization (PVE). TACE and TARE share an endovascular arterial approach, consisting of a selective catheterization of the hepatic artery or its branches...
March 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489774/prognostic-impact-of-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-on-the-overall-survival-of-patients-with-advanced-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancers-receiving-palliative-chemotherapy
#18
Young W Koh, Hyun W Lee
Recent studies have indicated that the C-reactive protein (CRP)/albumin (CRP/Alb) ratio is associated with clinical outcomes in patients with various carcinomas. However, no studies have explored the association between the ratio of CRP/Alb and clinical outcome of inoperable patients with nonsmall cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). We examined the prognostic impact of CRP/Alb ratio on 165 stage IV NSCLC receiving palliative chemotherapy. The optimal cutoff level of CRP/Alb ratio was set at 0.195. The median follow-up time was 9 months (range, 1-74 months)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485332/current-status-of-systemic-therapy-for-recurrent-and-or-metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
#19
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L A Jacob, T Chaudhuri, K C Lakshmaiah, K G Babu, L Dasappa, McS Babu, A H Rudresha, K N Lokesh, L K Rajeev
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is now the seventh most common cancer worldwide. The median overall survival for patients with recurrent and/or metastatic (R/M) HNSCC remains <1 year despite modern systemic chemotherapy and targeted agents. Palliative systemic therapy for patients with R/M HNSCC typically includes a platinum-based doublet, with an understanding that the increase in efficacy compared with single agents is primarily related to improved response rate, and not survival. Till date, the only systemic therapy regimen to demonstrate survival superiority over platinum-5-fluorouracil (5-FU) doublet is platinum, FU, and cetuximab...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482433/-clinical-characteristics-of-13-neuroendocrine-prostate-cancer-patients
#20
W H Zhang, T G Si, X L Yang, B Yang, C F Liu, H P Yu, W G Xing, Z Guo
Objective: To explore the radiological, pathological features and clinical characteristics of neuroendocrine prostate cancer patients(NEPC). Methods: The clinical characteristics and pathology data of 13 neuroendocrine prostate cancer patients treated in the Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin Medical University from January 2004 to January 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. Results: Of all 13 patients, three cases were primally diagnosed small cell cancer, and 10 cases were translated to neuroendocrine type from adenocarcinoma after endocrine therapy...
May 9, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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