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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528727/sexual-inactivity-in-partnered-female-cancer-survivors
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Jennifer L Marino, Christobel M Saunders, Martha Hickey
OBJECTIVE: To measure sexual activity in a clinic population of partnered female cancer survivors, and to better understand reasons for sexual inactivity in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Partnered peri- or post-menopausal cancer survivors seen at a specialty clinic for menopause symptoms after cancer completed Fallowfield's Sexual Activity Questionnaire, quality of life measures (the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy General, Breast Cancer, and Endocrine Symptom Scales), and the Greene Climacteric Scale...
May 9, 2017: Maturitas
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
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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/28521614/overcoming-platinum-resistance-in-ovarian-cancer-treatment-from-clinical-practice-to-emerging-chemical-therapies
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Federica Tomao, Claudia Marchetti, Alessia Romito, Anna Di Pinto, Violante Di Donato, Innocenza Palaia, Marco Monti, Ludovico Muzii, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
The objective of this review is to summarize results from clinical trials that tested cytotoxic drugs and target strategies for the treatment of platinum resistant (PR) recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC) with particular attention to Phase III and ongoing trials. Areas covered: Since platinum free interval (PFI) represents the most important predictive factor for response to platinum re-treatment in ROC, non-platinum regimens are conventionally considered the most appropriate approaches. Impressive progress has been made in recent decades, resulting in the identification of most effective cytotoxic agents and in the development of new target strategies...
May 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516188/management-of-bilateral-wilms-tumours
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Alastair J W Millar, Sharon Cox, Alan Davidson
Wilms tumour is named after Max Wilms. It is an embryonal tumour derived from the metanephros. It is the commonest childhood renal tumour and the third commonest paediatric malignancy. Synchronous bilateral Wilms tumours (BWT) represent 4-7% of all Wilms tumours (WT) and present at a younger age than unilateral Wilms tumours. At least 10% of synchronous BWTs have unfavourable histology, and up to 22% are associated with genitourinary abnormalities, aniridia, WAGR syndrome, Denys-Drash syndrome, hemihypertrophy, or one of the other overgrowth syndromes...
May 17, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515352/intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-provides-better-quality-of-life-than-two-dimensional-conventional-radiotherapy-for-patients-with-stage-ii-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Xin-Bin Pan, Shi-Ting Huang, Kai-Hua Chen, Yan-Ming Jiang, Jia-Lin Ma, Song Qu, Ling Li, Long Chen, Xiao-Dong Zhu
Two-dimensional conventional radiotherapy (2D-CRT) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) are effective for control of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The purpose of this study was to compare the quality of life (QoL) of stage II NPC patients treated with 2D-CRT versus IMRT. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 106 patients with stage II NPC treated with 2D-CRT (n = 47) versus IMRT (n = 59) between June 2008 and June 2013. For all subjects, disease-free survival was more than 3 years. QoL was assessed using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) questions and the Head and Neck 35 (EORTC QLQ-H&N35) questions...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515261/life-after-treatment-quality-of-life-concerns-in-patients-treated-for-cancer
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Mindy E Goldman
Traditionally, the physical, psychological, and psychosocial long-term needs of cancer survivors have received little attention compared with screening for cancer recurrence and secondary cancers. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Survivorship offer recommendations for various survivorship concerns, and those for improving menopausal symptoms were presented at the NCCN 22nd Annual Conference. Key considerations in managing menopausal symptoms in cancer survivors were reviewed, with chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea, fertility concerns, and both hormonal and nonhormonal therapeutic options featured...
May 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511530/herbs-in-oral-mucositis
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REVIEW
Maryam Baharvand, Soudeh Jafari, Hamed Mortazavi
Oral mucositis is an inflammatory mucosal destruction as a result of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, which in severe cases can impair patients' quality of life. Moreover, mucosal infection and/or systemic involvement due to compromised immunity leads to delay or discontinuation of the treatment. Many strategies and agents have been suggested for the management of this condition. Because of their lower side effects compared to chemical drugs, general interest in evaluating therapeutic effects of herbs has been increased intensively...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511491/choroidal-metastasis-as-initial-presentation-in-adenocarcinoma-of-lung-a-case-report
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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/28511129/neurophysiological-and-clinical-outcomes-in-chemotherapy-induced-neuropathy-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Tejaswi Kandula, Michelle A Farrar, Matthew C Kiernan, Arun V Krishnan, David Goldstein, Lisa Horvath, Peter Grimison, Frances Boyle, Sally Baron-Hay, Susanna B Park
Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a significant toxicity of cancer treatment, with the potential to affect long-term function and quality of life in cancer survivors. There remains a lack of consensus around optimal assessment techniques. While current approaches to CIPN assessment are focused on clinical grading scales, it is becoming increasingly evident that a more comprehensive multimodal assessment package is necessary to accurately characterise the impact of CIPN as well as gauge the utility of neuroprotective mechanisms...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506305/effect-of-chemotherapy-counseling-by-pharmacists-on-quality-of-life-and-psychological-outcomes-of-oncology-patients-in-malaysia-a-randomized-control-trial
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Ummavathy Periasamy, Sherina Mohd Sidik, Lekhraj Rampal, Siti Irma Fadhilah, Mehrnoosh Akhtari-Zavare, Rozi Mahmud
BACKGROUND: Cancer is now becoming a leading cause of death. Chemotherapy is an important treatment for cancer patients. These patients also need consultation during their treatment to improve quality of life and decrease psychological disorders. The objectives of the study were to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a chemotherapy counseling module by pharmacists among oncology patients on their quality of life and psychological outcomes in Malaysia. METHOD: A single-blind randomized controlled trial was carried out among 162 oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy from July 2013 to February 2014 in a government hospital with oncology facilities in Malaysia...
May 15, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506189/conducting-biobehavioral-research-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-recruitment-challenges-and-solutions
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Stephanie Gilbertson-White, Nicole Bohr, Karen E Wickersham
Despite significant advances in cancer treatment and symptom management interventions over the last decade, patients continue to struggle with cancer-related symptoms. Adequate baseline and longitudinal data are crucial for designing interventions to improve patient quality of life and reduce symptom burden; however, recruitment of patients with advanced cancer in longitudinal research is difficult. Our purpose is to describe challenges and solutions to recruitment of patients with advanced cancer in two biobehavioral research studies examining cancer-related symptoms...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503651/effect-of-play-based-occupational-therapy-on-symptoms-of-hospitalized-children-with-cancer-a-single-subject-study
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Ahmad Mohammadi, Afsoon Hassani Mehraban, Shahla A Damavandi
OBJECTIVE: Cancer is one of the four leading causes of death in children. Its courses of diagnosis and treatment can cause physiologic symptoms and psychological distress that secondarily affect children's quality of life and participation in daily activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of play-based occupational therapy on pain, anxiety, and fatigue in hospitalized children with cancer who were receiving chemotherapy. METHODS: Two hospitalized children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at least 4 months after diagnoses who received two courses of chemotherapy participated in this pilot study...
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503647/quality-of-life-and-its-determinants-in-adult-cancer-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-treatment-in-pakistan
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Parveen Chagani, Yasmin Parpio, Raisa Gul, Adnan A Jabbar
OBJECTIVE: Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Likewise, in Pakistan, it is a major health problem, with an approximate increase each year. Cancer treatment, particularly chemotherapy, produces a detrimental effect on individuals' well-being. Since the past few years, quality of life (QOL) is considered as the primary goal of cancer treatment in patients' survival. This study aimed to assess the QOL and its determinants in adult cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment...
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502234/a-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-for-the-prevention-of-docetaxel-induced-gonadal-damage
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Ilhae Park, Sanghoon Lee, Ki-Jin Ryu, Kyung-Jin Min, Jin Hwa Hong, Jae Yun Song, Jae Kwan Lee, Nak Woo Lee
This study aimed to evaluate the protective effect of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist against docetaxel-induced gonadotoxicity in a mouse model. Forty mice (female B6, 6-8 weeks old, weighing 16-18 g) were divided randomly into four groups. Groups 1 and 2 were treated with a single intraperitoneal dose of 0.1 mL normal saline; Groups 3 and 4 received 30 mg/kg docetaxel. Groups 2 and 4 were pre-treated with a subcutaneous injection of 0.3 mg leuprolide acetate, 2 weeks before the administration of docetaxel...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501315/endovascular-stenting-for-end-stage-lung-cancer-patients-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-post-first-line-treatments-a-single-center-experience-and-literature-review
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Tzu-Ting Kuo, Po-Lin Chen, Chun-Che Shih, I-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is a major complication that occurs when a growing lung malignancy compresses the SVC extrinsically. Current treatment options include radiotherapy or chemotherapy to shrink the tumor or endovascular stenting of the SVC to restore flow. Herein, we report a case series treated in a single institution to demonstrate the safety, effectiveness, and outcomes of salvage and primary stenting for malignant SVC obstruction. METHODS: A total of 12 male patients with malignant superior vena cava obstruction caused by lung cancer underwent SVC stenting from October 2009 to May 2015...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501088/management-of-metastatic-gastric-cancer
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REVIEW
Radka Obermannová, Florian Lordick
Metastatic gastric cancer is an incurable disease. Systemic chemotherapy prolongs survival, improves symptom control, and helps maintain a better quality of life of patients with metastatic gastric cancer. HER2 testing of the primary tumor and/or the metastases is warranted before initiation of first-line treatment. This review article outlines the indication and clinical data of medical treatment of advanced gastric cancer and highlights aspects of quality of life.
June 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498880/a-two-arm-multicenter-phase-ii-trial-of-one-cycle-chemoselection-split-dose-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-tpf-induction-chemotherapy-before-two-cycles-of-split-tpf-followed-by-curative-surgery-combined-with-postoperative-radiotherapy-in-patients-with
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J Inhestern, H Schmalenberg, A Dietz, N Rotter, G Maschmeyer, M Jungehülsing, C Grosse-Thie, T Kuhnt, M Görner, H Sudhoff, C Wittekindt, O Guntinas-Lichius
Background: : Induction chemotherapy (ICT) with docetaxel, cisplatin and fluorouracil (TPF) followed by radiotherapy is an effective treatment option for locally advanced head and neck cancer. This phase II study investigated the effectivity of a split-dose TPF ICT prior to surgery for locally advanced resectable (stage III/IVA) oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Patients and methods: : Patients received TPF split on two dosages on day 1 and 8 per cycle (30 mg/m 2 docetaxel, 40 mg/m 2 cisplatin, 2000 mg/m 2 fluorouracil per week)...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497402/impact-of-resection-versus-no-resection-of-the-primary-tumor-on-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-and-synchronous-unresectable-metastases-protocol-for-a-randomized-multicenter-study-cr4
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Sebastiano Biondo, Ricardo Frago, Esther Kreisler, Eloy Espin-Basany
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer and synchronous unresectable metastases (stage IV) can benefit from resection of the primary tumor in terms of an improvement in cancer-specific survival. METHODS: Stage IV colorectal cancer patients are eligible for inclusion in a randomized multicenter study carried out in 18 hospitals throughout Spain. Exclusion criteria are rectal tumors below 12 cm from the anal verge or locally advanced tumors, multiple bone or central nervous system metastases, and history of another primary cancer...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495470/cognitive-effects-of-chemotherapy-and-cancer-related-treatments-in-older-adults
#20
REVIEW
Jennifer N Vega, Julie Dumas, Paul A Newhouse
Advances in cancer treatment are producing a growing number of cancer survivors; therefore, issues surrounding quality of life during and following cancer treatment have become increasingly important. Chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) is a problem that is commonly reported following the administration of chemotherapy treatment in patients with cancer. Research suggests that CRCI can persist for months to years after completing treatment, which has implications for the trajectory of normal and pathologic cognitive aging for the growing number of long-term cancer survivors...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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