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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926889/precision-medicine-diabetes-and-the-u-s-food-and-drug-administration
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Robert J Meyer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has long sought to achieve the broader use of personalized medicine, which is better targeting of FDA-approved therapies through incorporating precise knowledge of a patient's underlying condition to therapies optimally chosen to match those needs. While some strides have been made in precision medicine-particularly in oncology and rare genetic diseases-most of the standard general medicine indications have yet to realize the benefits of precision-guided therapies...
November 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926810/analysis-of-changes-in-cancer-health-care-system-in-poland-since-the-socio-economic-transformation-in-1989
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Dorota Dudek-Godeau, Anna Kieszkowska-Grudny, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Joanna Bogusz, Mirosław J Wysocki, Magdalena Bielska-Lasota
Background: The transformation period in Poland is associated with a set of factors seen as ‘socio-economic stress’, which unfavourably influenced cancer treatment and slowed down the progress of the Polish cancer care in the 90’s. These outcomes in many aspects of cancer care may be experienced till today. The results of the international EUROCARE and CONCORD studies based on European data prove evidence that there is a substantial potential for improvement of low 5-year survival rates in Poland...
2016: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926789/characterization-of-the-oropharynx-anatomy-histology-immunology-squamous-cell-carcinoma-surgical-resection
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REVIEW
Croix C Fossum, Ashish V Chintakuntlawar, L Price, Joaquin J Garcia
Understanding the structure and function of the oropharynx is paramount to providing excellent patient care. In clinical oncology, the oropharynx is generally divided into four distinct components: (1) base of tongue, (2) soft palate, (3) palatine tonsillar fossa, and (4) pharyngeal wall. Oropharyngeal mucosa is distinct from other mucosal surfaces in the body since it is comprised of a reticulated epithelium with a discontinuous basement membrane, also known as lymphoepithelium. This review article describes the anatomy, histology, immunology and surgical resection of the oropharynx as it relates to oncologic care...
December 7, 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926777/a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study-to-validate-a-simple-performance-status-based-survival-prediction-system-for-oncologists
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Takeshi Yamada, Tatsuya Morita, Isseki Maeda, Satoshi Inoue, Masayuki Ikenaga, Yoshihisa Matsumoto, Mika Baba, Ryuichi Sekine, Takashi Yamaguchi, Takeshi Hirohashi, Tsukasa Tajima, Ryohei Tatara, Hiroaki Watanabe, Hiroyuki Otani, Chizuko Takigawa, Yoshinobu Matsuda, Shigeki Ono, Taketoshi Ozawa, Ryo Yamamoto, Hideki Shishido, Naoki Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Survival prediction systems such as the Palliative Prognostic Index (PPI), which includes the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS), are used to estimate survival for terminally ill patients. Oncologists are, however, less familiar with the PPS in comparison with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS). This study was designed to validate a simple survival prediction system for oncologists, the Performance Status-Based Palliative Prognostic Index (PS-PPI), which is a modified form of the PPI based on the ECOG PS...
December 7, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926776/synuclein-%C3%AE-in-uterine-serous-carcinoma-impacts-survival-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Abigail D Winder, Kruti P Maniar, Jian-Jun Wei, Dachao Liu, Denise M Scholtens, John R Lurain, Julian C Schink, Barbara M Buttin, Virginia L Filiaci, Heather A Lankes, Nilsa C Ramirez, Kay Park, Meenakshi Singh, Richard W Lieberman, Robert S Mannel, Matthew A Powell, Floor J Backes, Cara A Mathews, Michael L Pearl, Angeles Alvarez Secord, David J Peace, David G Mutch, William T Creasman, J Julie Kim
BACKGROUND: Synuclein-γ (SNCG) is highly expressed in advanced solid tumors, including uterine serous carcinoma (USC). The objective of the current study was to determine whether SNCG protein was associated with survival and clinical covariates using the largest existing collection of USCs from the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG-8023). METHODS: High-density tissue microarrays (TMAs) of tumor tissues from 313 patients with USC were stained by immunohistochemistry for SNCG, p53, p16, FOLR1, pERK, pAKT, ER, PR, and HER2/neu...
December 7, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926565/oncologic-outcomes-following-laparoscopic-versus-open-resection-of-pt4-colon-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Adina E Feinberg, Tyler R Chesney, Sergio A Acuna, Tarik Sammour, Fayez A Quereshy
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced colon cancer is considered a relative contraindication for laparoscopic resection, and clinical trials addressing the oncologic safety are lacking. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to synthesize the oncologic outcomes associated with laparoscopic versus conventional open surgery for locally advanced colon cancers. DATA SOURCES: We systematically searched Medline, Embase, Central, and ClinicalTrials.gov. STUDY SELECTION: Two reviewers independently screened the literature for controlled trials or observational studies comparing curative-intent laparoscopic and open surgery for colon cancer...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926555/avoiding-radical-surgery-in-elderly-patients-with-rectal-cancer-is-cost-effective
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Christopher Rao, Arthur Sun Myint, Thanos Athanasiou, Omar Faiz, Antony Paul Martin, Brendan Collins, Fraser McLean Smith
BACKGROUND: Radical surgery is associated with significant perioperative mortality in elderly and comorbid populations. Emerging data suggest for patients with a clinical complete response after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy that a watch-and-wait approach may provide equivalent survival and oncological outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of watch and wait and radical surgery for patients with rectal cancer after a clinical complete response following chemoradiotherapy...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926539/chemotherapy-related-cardiac-dysfunction-grey-area-in-type-i-and-type-ii-classification
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Rohit Moudgil, Haissam Haddad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The main aim of this review is to address and challenge an old nomenclature of reversible versus irreversible chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. RECENT FINDINGS: Chemotherapy-related cardiac dysfunction (CRCD) has been often characterized as type I or type II. Type I CRCD (e.g., anthracycline) represents a group of chemotherapeutic agents that has often been correlated with irreversible cardiac dysfunction. Conversely, type II CRCD (e.g., trastuzumab) represents a group of anticancer agents that has been considered as reversible...
December 6, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925557/-don-t-be-afraid-of-failure
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Venetia Wynter-Blyth has worked in oncology for 15 years. She spent 12 years as an upper gastrointestinal (GI) clinical nurse specialist before taking up her current post as Macmillan nurse consultant in upper GI cancers at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London. She was named RCN Nurse of the Year 2016 for creating PREPARE, a holistic 'prehabilitation' self-management programme for people with cancer who require surgery.
December 7, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925377/how-many-research-nurses-for-how-many-clinical-trials-in-an-oncology-setting-definition-of-the-nursing-time-required-by-clinical-trial-assessment-tool-ntrct-at
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Alessandra Milani, Ketti Mazzocco, Sara Stucchi, Giorgio Magon, Gabriella Pravettoni, Claudia Passoni, Chiara Ciccarelli, Alessandra Tonali, Teresa Profeta, Luisa Saiani
Few resources are available to quantify clinical trial-associated workload, needed to guide staffing and budgetary planning. The aim of the study is to describe a tool to measure clinical trials nurses' workload expressed in time spent to complete core activities. Clinical trials nurses drew up a list of nursing core activities, integrating results from literature searches with personal experience. The final 30 core activities were timed for each research nurse by an outside observer during daily practice in May and June 2014...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925256/pharmacokinetic-drug-drug-interactions-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-a-focus-on-cytochrome-p450-transporters-and-acid-suppression-therapy
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REVIEW
Caroline Gay, Delphine Toulet, Pascal Le Corre
The extensive use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI's) in hematology and oncology has shown that these drugs have a significant potential for drug-drug interactions. Since these drugs have a rather low therapeutic window, some drug interactions are of particular clinical relevance either on drug toxicity or on patient's response. Significant interactions occur with concomitant use of acid-suppressive therapy leading to a decreased oral bioavailability. However, such interactions are drug dependent according to their solubility pattern and to the duration of action of acid-suppressive therapy, which is coprescribed...
December 7, 2016: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925097/assisted-therapy-with-dogs-in-pediatric-oncology-relatives-and-nurses-perceptions
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Rebeca Lima Moreira, Fabiane do Amaral Gubert, Leidiane Minervina Moraes de Sabino, Jéssica Lima Benevides, Marcela Ariadne Braga Gomes Tomé, Mariana Cavalcante Martins, Mychelangela de Assis Brito
Objective: to understand the perception of nursing staff professionals and legal guardians of children and adolescents with cancer regarding Assisted Therapy with dogs. Method: qualitative study based on participant observation conducted with 16 participants in a reference hospital of child cancer. We applied an in-depth interview and interpreted the data according to a content analysis technique. Results: the practice is admittedly beneficial to participants despite the fact they do not understand its true objectives and therapeutic applications...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925046/longitudinal-assessment-of-nutritional-risk-in-patients-under-chemo-or-radiotherapy
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Isabelle Mastelaro, Mariana Pietrobom Pupin, Sofia Miranda de Figueiredo Ribeiro, Harley Francisco de Oliveira, Fernanda Maris Peria, Selma Freire de Carvalho da Cunha
Objective: To compare nutritional risk in adult patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy in the beginning, middle, and end of oncologic treatment. Method: This prospective, comparative study included 83 adult patients, 44 undergoing chemotherapy (CT group) and 39 undergoing radiotherapy (RT group) at an oncology treatment center. Nutritional risk was determined by NRS-2002 in the beginning, middle, and end of therapy. Statistical analysis was performed using Statistica 8...
October 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924964/frequency-of-cyp2d6-10-genotypes-in-pakistani-breast-cancer-patients-taking-adjuvant-tamoxifen
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Nusrat Nazir, Akbar Waheed, Kulsoom Farhat, Muhammad Ismail, Qaisar Mansoor
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency of cytochrome P2D6*10 in breast cancer patients. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiotherapy Institute, Islamabad, and the Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and comprised medical records of breast cancer patients from January 2000 to September 2013. Pre- and post-menopausal women with diagnosed breast cancer who were advised 20mg/day of tamoxifen as adjuvant therapy were included...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924754/relevance-of-randomised-controlled-trials-in-oncology
#15
REVIEW
Ian F Tannock, Eitan Amir, Christopher M Booth, Saroj Niraula, Alberto Ocana, Bostjan Seruga, Arnoud J Templeton, Francisco Vera-Badillo
Well-designed randomised controlled trials (RCTs) can prevent bias in the comparison of treatments and provide a sound basis for changes in clinical practice. However, the design and reporting of many RCTs can render their results of little relevance to clinical practice. In this Personal View, we discuss the limitations of RCT data and suggest some ways to improve the clinical relevance of RCTs in the everyday management of patients with cancer. RCTs should ask questions of clinical rather than commercial interest, avoid non-validated surrogate endpoints in registration trials, and have entry criteria that allow inclusion of all patients who are fit to receive treatment...
December 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924743/drug-approval-by-regulators-who-watches-the-watchers
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EDITORIAL
The Lancet Oncology
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924638/understanding-sarcomas-and-other-rare-tumors-an-interview-with-robin-l-jones
#17
Robin L Jones
Robin Jones speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Robin Jones is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas and Head of the Sarcoma Unit at The Royal Marsden. He completed his medical training at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, and his oncology training at The Royal Marsden. His postgraduate research degree, with Professor Dowsett at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), evaluated potential predictive and prognostic factors in breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
December 7, 2016: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924467/indian-pediatric-postgraduate-s-perspective-on-future-career-intentions
#18
Latha M Sneha, Manipriya Ravindran, Rekha Kumar, Padmasani Venkatraman, Julius Scott, LakshmiNarayan Kannan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors that influence Pediatric residents to pursue a subspecialty career and establish their choice of future workplace. METHODS: The present questionnaire based study was conducted during a National level pediatric post graduate exam refresher course in Chennai, India and involved Pediatric residents from all parts of India. Datas was analysed with the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS, version 18.0). RESULTS: Seventy five respondents participated in the study...
December 7, 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924392/colonic-stenting-as-a-bridge-to-surgery-versus-emergency-surgery-for-malignant-colonic-obstruction-results-of-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-esco-trial
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Alberto Arezzo, Carmen Balague, Eduardo Targarona, Felice Borghi, Giorgio Giraudo, Luigi Ghezzo, Antonio Arroyo, Javier Sola-Vera, Paolo De Paolis, Maurizio Bossotti, Elisa Bannone, Edoardo Forcignanò, Marco Augusto Bonino, Roberto Passera, Mario Morino
BACKGROUND: The aim of colonic stenting with self-expandable metallic stents in neoplastic colon obstruction is to avoid emergency surgery and thus potentially reduce morbidity, mortality, and need for a stoma. Concern has been raised, however, about the effect of colonic stenting on short-term complications and long-term survival. We compared morbidity rates after colonic stenting as a bridge to surgery (SBTS) versus emergency surgery (ES) in the management of left-sided malignant large-bowel obstruction...
December 6, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924340/exosome-like-silica-nanoparticles-a-novel-ultrasound-contrast-agent-for-stem-cell-imaging
#20
Fang Chen, Ming Ma, Junxin Wang, Fang Wang, Shi-Xiong Chern, Eric Ruike Zhao, Anamik Jhunjhunwala, Sean Darmadi, Hangrong Chen, Jesse V Jokerst
Ultrasound is critical in many areas of medicine including obstetrics, oncology, and cardiology with emerging applications in regenerative medicine. However, one critical limitation of ultrasound is the low contrast of target tissue over background. Here, we describe a novel cup-shaped silica nanoparticle that is reminiscent of exosomes and that has significant ultrasound impedance mismatch for labelling stem cells for regenerative medicine imaging. These exosome-like silica nanoparticles (ELS) were created through emulsion templating and the silica precursors bis(triethoxysilyl)ethane (BTSE) and bis(3-trimethoxysilyl-propyl)amine (TSPA)...
December 7, 2016: Nanoscale
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