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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090501/clinical-implications-of-apex1-and-jagged1-as-chemoresistance-factors-in-biliary-tract-cancer
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Hong-Beum Kim, Won Jin Cho, Nam Gyu Choi, Sung-Soo Kim, Jun Hee Park, Hee-Jeong Lee, Sang Gon Park
PURPOSE: Biliary cancer is a highly malignant neoplasm with poor prognosis and most patients need to undergo palliative chemotherapy, however major clinical problem associated with the use of chemotherapy is chemoresistance. So far, we aimed at investigating clinical implications of apurinic/apyrimidinic endodeoxyribonuclease 1 (APEX1) and Jagged1 as chemoresistance factors in biliary tract cancer. METHODS: We used 5 human biliary tract cancer cell lines (SNU-245, SNU-308, SNU-478, SNU-1079, and SNU-1196), and investigated the chemosensitivity of APEX1 and Jagged1 through 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and Western blot...
January 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086959/e-learning-programs-in-oncology-a-nationwide-experience-from-2005-to-2014
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Jan Degerfält, Staffan Sjöstedt, Per Fransson, Elisabeth Kjellén, Mads U Werner
BACKGROUND: E-learning is an established concept in oncological education and training. However, there seems to be a scarcity of long-term assessments of E-learning programs in oncology vis-á-vis their structural management and didactic value. This study presents descriptive, nationwide data from 2005 to 2014. E-learning oncology programs in chemotherapy, general oncology, pain management, palliative care, psycho-social-oncology, and radiotherapy, were reviewed from our databases. Questionnaires of self-perceived didactic value of the programs were examined 2008-2014...
January 13, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079003/colorectal-cancer-chemotherapy-the-evolution-of-treatment-and-new-approaches
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Rachel M McQuade, Vanesa Stojanovska, Joel C Bornstein, Kulmira Nurgali
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one the greatest contributors to cancer related mortality. Although 5 year survival rate for patients at the early stage of CRC (stages I and II) is above 60%, more than 50% of patients are diagnosed at or beyond stage III when distant metastasis has already occurred, in which case 5 year survival rate drops to 10%. Chemotherapeutic intervention coupled with surgery is the backbone of metastatic CRC treatment and the only means of enhanced survival. For decades following its discovery, an antimetabolite 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) was the only chemotherapeutic agent available to successfully improve 12 month survival in CRC patients...
January 11, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078434/a-retrospective-open-label-uncontrolled-study-of-epoetin-zeta-on-the-treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-anemia-in-solid-tumors
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Constantinos E Alifieris, Kyriakos Orfanakos, Aristina Papanota, George P Stathopoulos, Nikolaos Sitaras, Dimitrios T Trafalis
PURPOSE: This is a single-center uncontrolled retrospective study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the biosimilar epoetin zeta after approval in chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA). METHODS: Patients screened were >18 years old suffering from solid malignancies and CIA with Hg ≤10 or <11 g/dl if symptomatic anemia. Patients had measurable disease by TNM and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG). Patients were treated for at least 12 weeks and the primary endpoint was to determine the incidence of blood transfusions, and secondarily, the overall safety and efficacy defined as ≥1 g/dl rise in Hb concentration or ≥40,000 cells/μl rise in reticulocyte count...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078078/radiotherapy-in-the-management-of-gist-state-of-the-art-and-new-potential-scenarios
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L Gatto, M Nannini, M Saponara, V Di Scioscio, G Beltramo, G P Frezza, G Ercolani, A D Pinna, A Astolfi, M Urbini, G Brandi, G Biasco, M A Pantaleo
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is the most common mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract. The main treatment for localized gastrointestinal stromal tumors is surgical resection. Unresectable or advanced GIST are poorly responsive to conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy but the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) marked a revolutionary step in the treatment of these patients, radically improving prognosis and clinical benefit. Historically GIST has been considered radiation-resistant, and the role of radiotherapy in the management of patients with GIST is currently restricted to symptomatic palliation in current treatment guidelines...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075104/esophageal-cancer
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Matthew W Short, Kristina G Burgers, Vincent T Fry
Esophageal cancer has a poor prognosis and high mortality rate, with an estimated 16,910 new cases and 15,910 deaths projected in 2016 in the United States. Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma account for more than 95% of esophageal cancers. Squamous cell carcinoma is more common in nonindustrialized countries, and important risk factors include smoking, alcohol use, and achalasia. Adenocarcinoma is the predominant esophageal cancer in developed nations, and important risk factors include chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease, obesity, and smoking...
January 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072694/effect-of-hyperthermic-intrathoracic-chemotherapy-hithoc-on-the-malignant-pleural-effusion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hua Zhou, Wei Wu, Xiaoping Tang, Jianying Zhou, Yihong Shen
BACKGROUND: Although hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been widely used to treat malignant ascites or as a preventive strategy for microscopic carcinomatosis following surgical resection of abdominal tumors, application of hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) in the treatment of malignant pleural effusion is limited. The objective of the current study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the application of HITHOC in the palliative treatment of malignant pleural effusion...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071643/development-and-validation-of-a-questionnaire-to-measure-preferences-and-expectations-of-patients-undergoing-palliative-chemotherapy-expect-questionnaire
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V M Patil, S Chakraborty, T K Jithin, S Dessai, T P Sajith Babu, V Raghavan, M Geetha, T Shiva Kumar, M S Biji, A Bhattacharjee, C Nair
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to design and validate the questionnaire for capturing palliative chemotherapy-related preferences and expectations. DESIGN: Single arm, unicentric, prospective observational study. METHODS: EXPECT questionnaire was designed to capture preferences and expectations of patients undergoing palliative chemotherapy. This questionnaire underwent a linguistic validation and then was tested in patients. Ten patients are undergoing chemotherapy for solid tumors who fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria self-administered the EXPECT questionnaire in regional language...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068873/patterns-of-treatment-failure-in-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma
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Sarika N Rao, Mark Zafereo, Ramona Dadu, Naifa Busaidy, Kenneth Hess, Gilbert J Cote, Michelle D Williams, William Nassib William, Vlad C Sandulache, Neil D Gross, Brandon Gunn, Charles Lu, Renata Ferrarotto, Stephen Y Lai, Maria Cabanillas
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is one of the most lethal forms of cancer with a high mortality rate. Current guidelines support surgery for resectable ATC followed by external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with or without chemotherapy. Treatment for those who are unresectable is palliative. Our goal was to examine first-line therapies as well as the role of genomic profiling in an effort better understand how to approach ATC. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of ATC patients who were seen at our institution from 1/2013 to 10/2015...
January 9, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066616/techniques-of-endoscopic-airway-tumor-treatment
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REVIEW
Nicolas Guibert, Laurent Mhanna, Sylvain Droneau, Gavin Plat, Alain Didier, Julien Mazieres, Christophe Hermant
Interventional bronchoscopy has a predominant role in the management of both early and advanced-stage airway tumors. Given the very poor prognosis of lung cancer, there is a need for new tools to improve early detection and bronchoscopic treatment of endo-bronchial precancerous lesions. In more advanced stages, interventional bronchoscopy plays an important role, as nearly a third of lung cancers lead to proximal airway obstruction. This will cause great discomfort or even life-threatening symptoms related to local extension, such as dyspnea, post-obstructive pneumonia, and hemoptysis...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062950/efficacy-and-safety-of-folfirinox-in-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-single-center-experience
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G Lakatos, A Petranyi, A Szűcs, L Nehéz, L Harsanyi, P Hegyi, G Bodoky
The management of locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) is a major challenge. Although new drugs are available for the treatment of metastatic disease, the optimal treatment of non-metastatic cases remains controversial. The role of neoadjuvant therapy is still a question of debate in this setting. The aim of the study was to prospectively collect and analyse data on efficacy and safety of a modified FOLFIRINOX regimen in LAPC patients treated in a single institution. Another major objective was to assess the capability of FOLFIRINOX to render primary non-resectable cancer to resectable...
January 6, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061769/intraperitoneal-cisplatin-and-doxorubicin-as-maintenance-chemotherapy-for-unresectable-ovarian-cancer-a-case-report
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Clemens B Tempfer, Franziska Hartmann, Ziad Hilal, Günther A Rezniczek
BACKGROUND: Primary advanced, unresectable ovarian cancer (OC) is treated with palliative systemic chemotherapy. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy may be an alternative local maintenance therapy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75 year old woman with laparoscopically and histologically confirmed unresectable OC was treated with 13 cycles of intraperitoneal cisplatin 7.5 mg/m(2) and doxorubicin 1.5 mg/m(2) over 2 years using laparoscopic pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC)...
January 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061532/palliative-interventions-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
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Abdulrahman Y Hammad, Jared R Robbins, Kiran K Turaga, Kathleen K Christians, T Clark Gamblin, Fabian M Johnston
BACKGROUND: Palliative therapies are provided to a subset of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with the aim of providing symptomatic relief, better quality of life and improved survival. The present study sought to assess and compare the efficacy of different palliative therapies for HCC. METHODS: The National Cancer Database (NCDB), a retrospective national database that captures approximately 70% of all patients treated for cancer in the US, was queried for patients with HCC who were deemed unresectable from 1998-2011...
November 22, 2016: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057354/neuroendrocrine-tumors-of-the-uterine-cervix-a-therapeutic-challenge-for-gynecologic-oncologists
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REVIEW
Gadducci Angiolo, Carinelli Silvestro, Aletti Giovanni
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are aggressive diseases developing from neuroendocrine cells that most frequently involve the gastro-entero-pancreatic tract and the lung, but more rarely are found in almost all body tissues. Limited biological and clinical data are currently available for NETs in uncommon sites, such as female genital tract. NETs represent 0.9% to 1.5% of the tumors of the uterine cervix. They are more likely to have lymph-vascular space invasion and lymph node involvement, and to develop local and distant relapses when compared with the mostly common cervical squamous cell carcinomas or adenocarcinomas...
January 2, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056201/predictors-of-and-trends-in-high-intensity-end-of-life-care-among-children-with-cancer-a-population-based-study-using-health-services-data
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Alisha Kassam, Rinku Sutradhar, Kimberley Widger, Adam Rapoport, Jason D Pole, Katherine Nelson, Joanne Wolfe, Craig C Earle, Sumit Gupta
Purpose Children with cancer often receive high-intensity (HI) medical care at the end-of-life (EOL). Previous studies have been limited to single centers or lacked detailed clinical data. We determined predictors of and trends in HI-EOL care by linking population-based clinical and health-services databases. Methods A retrospective decedent cohort of patients with childhood cancer who died between 2000 and 2012 in Ontario, Canada, was assembled using a provincial cancer registry and linked to population-based health-care data...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053815/the-rare-and-challenging-presentation-of-gastric-cancer-during-pregnancy-a-report-of-three-cases
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Sergio Pacheco, Enrique Norero, Claudio Canales, José Miguel Martínez, María Elisa Herrera, Carolina Muñoz, Nicolás Jarufe
Pregnancy-associated gastric cancer is extremely rare. In many cases, it is diagnosed at an advanced stage because the symptoms during pregnancy are generally overlooked. We report three cases of gastric cancer during pregnancy with various outcomes. The first case included a patient with stage IV gastric cancer who received palliative chemotherapy. This patient had a preterm birth and died 7 months after diagnosis. The second case received neoadjuvant chemotherapy during pregnancy and a total gastrectomy was performed after delivery...
December 2016: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053701/primary-thyroid-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Rita Peixoto, João Correia Pinto, Virgínia Soares, Pedro Koch, António Taveira Gomes
INTRODUCTION: A rapidly enlarging mass of the anterior compartment of the neck with compressive symptoms may represent, among other diagnosis, a neoplasm of the thyroid gland. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe the case of a 59-year-old woman referred to the endocrine surgical unit because of compressive cervical symptoms for 3 months. The cervical ultrasound revealed a sub-sternal goiter with heterogeneous echo structure and the fine-needle aspirating cytology was inconclusive...
January 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052691/strategies-to-prevent-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-arising-from-colorectal-cancer
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Maximiliano Gelli, Janina Fl Hugueinin, Cecilia Cerebelli, Léonor Benhaim, Charles Honoré, Dominique Elias, Diane Goéré
In the last decades, cytoreductive surgery combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy became a curative option for peritoneal metastases in selected patients, otherwise considered for palliative therapy alone. Better knowledge of physiopathology of peritoneal spread and identification of predictive factors for peritoneal relapse prompted specialized centers to investigate the role of a 'proactive approach' in order to early detect peritoneal metastasis. These encouraging data could justify an active attitude in selected patients at high risk of peritoneal recurrence after curative resection of primary tumor...
January 5, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052685/occurrence-of-malignancies-after-kidney-transplantation-in-adults-slovak-multicenter-experience
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Z Zilinska, M Sersenova, M Chrastina, J Breza Sr, L Bena, T Baltesova, A Jurcina, R Roland, E Lackova, M Cellar, L Laca, I Dedinska
Malignancies are one of the three major causes of renal recipient´s death with a functioning graft after cardiovascular diseases and infections. Among the variety of risk factors, including conventional and specific to transplant recipients, the duration of immunosuppressive therapy, the intensity of therapy, and the type of immunosuppressive agent all have an impact on development of post-transplant malignancy. The aim of our retrospective study was to document the incidence, the type of malignancies, the patient/graft survival in the group of kidney transplant recipients in Slovak Republic, and to identify the factors which influenced the outcome...
January 5, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050147/sensor-controlled-scalp-cooling-to-prevent-chemotherapy-induced-alopecia-in-female-cancer-patients
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M K Fehr, J Welter, W Sell, R Jung, R Felberbaum
BACKGROUND: Scalp cooling has been used since the 1970s to prevent chemotherapy-induced alopecia, one of the most common and psychologically troubling side effects of chemotherapy. Currently available scalp cooling systems demonstrate varying results in terms of effectiveness and tolerability. METHODS: For the present prospective study, 55 women receiving neoadjuvant, adjuvant, or palliative chemotherapy were enrolled. The aim was to assess the effectiveness of a sensor-controlled scalp cooling system (DigniCap: Sysmex Europe GmbH, Norderstedt, Germany) to prevent chemotherapy-induced alopecia in breast or gynecologic cancer patients receiving 1 of 7 regimens...
December 2016: Current Oncology
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