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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298203/methylene-blue-photodynamic-therapy-induces-selective-and-massive-cell-death-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Ancély F Dos Santos, Letícia F Terra, Rosangela A M Wailemann, Talita C Oliveira, Vinícius de Morais Gomes, Marcela Franco Mineiro, Flávia Carla Meotti, Alexandre Bruni-Cardoso, Maurício S Baptista, Leticia Labriola
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the main cause of mortality among women. The disease presents high recurrence mainly due to incomplete efficacy of primary treatment in killing all cancer cells. Photodynamic therapy (PDT), an approach that causes tissue destruction by visible light in the presence of a photosensitizer (Ps) and oxygen, appears as a promising alternative therapy that could be used adjunct to chemotherapy and surgery for curing cancer. However, the efficacy of PDT to treat breast tumours as well as the molecular mechanisms that lead to cell death remain unclear...
March 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295245/body-mass-index-pam50-subtype-recurrence-and-survival-among-patients-with-nonmetastatic-breast-cancer
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Elizabeth M Cespedes Feliciano, Marilyn L Kwan, Lawrence H Kushi, Wendy Y Chen, Erin K Weltzien, Adrienne L Castillo, Carol Sweeney, Philip S Bernard, Bette J Caan
BACKGROUND: Studies of obesity and survival among patients with breast cancer produce conflicting results, possibly because of heterogeneity by molecular subtype. METHODS: This study examined whether the association of body mass index (BMI) at diagnosis with breast cancer recurrence and survival varied across subtypes defined by PAM50 (Prediction Analysis of Microarray 50) gene expression. Included were 1559 Kaiser Permanente Northern California members ages 18 to 79 years who had PAM50 assays and were diagnosed with American Joint Committee on Cancer stage I through III breast cancer from 1996 to 2013...
March 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292958/molecular-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-targets-in-pediatric-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Kun-Wei Liu, Kristian W Pajtler, Barbara C Worst, Stefan M Pfister, Robert J Wechsler-Reya
Brain tumors are among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in children. Although surgery, aggressive radiation, and chemotherapy have improved outcomes, many patients still die of their disease. Moreover, those who survive often suffer devastating long-term side effects from the therapies. A greater understanding of the molecular underpinnings of these diseases will drive the development of new therapeutic approaches. Advances in genomics and epigenomics have provided unprecedented insight into the molecular diversity of these diseases and, in several cases, have revealed key genes and signaling pathways that drive tumor growth...
March 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262583/response-to-anti-programmed-cell-death-protein-1-antibodies-in-men-treated-for-platinum-refractory-germ-cell-cancer-relapsed-after-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-stem-cell-transplantation
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Stefanie Zschäbitz, Felix Lasitschka, Boris Hadaschik, Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz, Kathleen Jentsch-Ullrich, Marcus Grüner, Dirk Jäger, Carsten Grüllich
INTRODUCTION: Treatment options for patients with platinum refractory metastatic germ cell tumours (GCT) relapsing after high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation are limited and survival is poor. Antibodies directed against programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) are currently assessed within clinical trials. We present updated data on our experience with checkpoint inhibitors as a compassionate use off-label treatment attempt for highly-pretreated patients with GCT and provide an overview of the current literature on PD-L1 expression in this rare tumour entity...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213006/a-prospective-multi-institutional-phase-ii-study-of-induction-chemoradiotherapy-followed-by-surgery-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-involving-the-chest-wall-cjlsg0801
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Koji Kawaguchi, Kohei Yokoi, Hiroshi Niwa, Yasuhisa Ohde, Shoichi Mori, Sakae Okumura, Satoshi Shiono, Hiroyuki Ito, Motoki Yano, Kikuo Shigemitsu, Yoshinori Hiramatsu, Jiro Okami, Hideo Saka
OBJECTIVES: The standard therapy for patients with T3N0-1M0 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) involving the chest wall is considered surgical resection and adjuvant therapy. However, the compliance of adjuvant therapy is relatively low, and the prognosis for those patients has been unsatisfactory. Therefore, we conducted a phase II study of induction chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery with the aim of improving the survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This treatment strategy consisted of induction chemotherapy (two cycles of cisplatin at 80mg/m(2) on Day 1 and vinorelbine at 20mg/m(2) on Days 1 and 8) concurrent with radiotherapy (40Gy in 20 fractions) followed by surgery...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209298/utidelone-plus-capecitabine-versus-capecitabine-alone-for-heavily-pretreated-metastatic-breast-cancer-refractory-to-anthracyclines-and-taxanes-a-multicentre-open-label-superiority-phase-3-randomised-controlled-trial
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Pin Zhang, Tao Sun, Qingyuan Zhang, Zhongyu Yuan, Zefei Jiang, Xiao Jia Wang, Shude Cui, Yuee Teng, Xi-Chun Hu, Junlan Yang, Hongming Pan, Zhongsheng Tong, Huiping Li, Qiang Yao, Yongsheng Wang, Yongmei Yin, Ping Sun, Hong Zheng, Jing Cheng, Jinsong Lu, Baochun Zhang, Cuizhi Geng, Jian Liu, Roujun Peng, Min Yan, Shaohua Zhang, Jian Huang, Li Tang, Rongguo Qiu, Binghe Xu
BACKGROUND: Utidelone, a genetically engineered epothilone analogue, has shown promise as a potential treatment for breast cancer in phase 1 and 2 trials. The aim of this phase 3 trial was to compare the efficacy and safety of utidelone plus capecitabine versus capecitabine alone in patients with metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: We did a multicentre, open-label, superiority, phase 3, randomised controlled trial in 26 hospitals in China. Eligible participants were female patients with metastatic breast cancer refractory to anthracycline and taxane chemotherapy regimens...
February 10, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197379/caspase-2-and-oxidative-stress-underlie-the-immunogenic-potential-of-high-hydrostatic-pressure-induced-cancer-cell-death
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Irena Moserova, Iva Truxova, Abhishek D Garg, Jakub Tomala, Patrizia Agostinis, Pierre Francois Cartron, Sarka Vosahlikova, Marek Kovar, Radek Spisek, Jitka Fucikova
High hydrostatic pressure (HHP) promotes key characteristics of immunogenic cell death (ICD), in thus far resembling immunogenic chemotherapy and ionizing irradiation. Here, we demonstrate that cancer cells succumbing to HHP induce CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cell-dependent protective immunity in vivo. Moreover, we show that cell death induction by HHP relies on the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), causing rapid establishment of the integrated stress response, eIF2α phosphorylation by PERK, and sequential caspase-2, -8 and -3 activation...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156651/oams-at-the-end-the-end-of-the-beginning-or-the-beginning-of-the-end
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Barbara Marie Galligan, Chintan Shah, Iris Chen Zhao, Brian Paciotti, Nathan Fairman, Quy Tran
229 Background: In 2001, after three months of review, the FDA approved the oral anticancer agent imatinib, making it the fastest approval in FDA history. Since then, the FDA has approved over 40 oral anti-cancer medications (OAMs) and the number continues to rise, transforming cancer care, improving survival in specific cancers and providing new hope. However, the rapid development of OAMs has produced uncertainty over the best use of these new medications, particularly at the end of life. ASCO guidelines recommend against prescribing intravenous chemotherapy within two weeks of expected death, but no such guidelines have yet been developed for OAMs...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156632/end-of-life-care-for-glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm-patients-at-a-large-academic-center
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Xiao Wang, Jiangxia Wang, Anne Evans, W Anthony Riley, Thomas J Smith
56 Background: GBM is a uniformly fatal disease with average survival of < 3 years and universal cognitive problems, making advance care planning paramount. End of life (EOL) patterns of GBM care in the US have not been studied. We examined care in a cohort of GBM and brain tumor (BT) patients as part of a program to provide individual provider feedback about EOL care. METHODS: We reviewed the care of all GBM patients over 3 years with a random sample of 100, and a 5-yr subset of 45 who received their care at Gilchrist Hospice (GH), our largest provider...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156627/making-treatment-decisions-at-end-of-life-in-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Lee Ellington, Kathi Mooney
51 Background: End of life treatment decisions are challenging for cancer patients and oncology providers. Patients must understand their prognosis and options, deciding if and when to increase palliative care and decrease tumor-focused therapy. Cancer centers committed to offering clinical trials and evaluate new therapies add complexity to these decisions. To better define crucial points for decision making, we reviewed the care patients received during the last 6 months of life at one comprehensive cancer center...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156585/pilot-study-of-incorporating-a-supportive-care-program-into-a-small-community-oncology-practice
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Kelly Schultz, Jennifer Thompson, Michael Thomas Byrne, Andrew J Buresh, Brendan F Curley
149 Background: Incorporation of supportive care has become standard of care in patients with advanced or metastatic cancer undergoing palliative chemotherapy. Implementation of a supportive care program is often difficult in a small community practice due to a multitude of factors. METHODS: We piloted a supportive care program with the partnership of Sage Hospice & Palliative Care in which patients with advanced or metastatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy would be evaluated by a certified nurse practitioner (CNP)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156575/using-a-values-assessment-as-a-bridge-to-advance-care-planning-results-of-1286-patient-reports
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Cynthia Taniguchi, Kathryn J Eagye, Susan Ash-Lee, Angela Kalisiak, Sabrina Q Mikan, Nicole Hartung
12 Background: Recent studies have shown that formal Palliative Care (PC) improves care at the end of life for cancer patients. The role of communication in PC is not defined. Other studies have shown that communication alone can be associated with better end of life outcomes. The US Oncology Network developed and tested a Values Assessment (VA) instrument for routinely broaching difficult topics to facilitate more formal advance care planning (ACP). The results of the first 28 months of the program on over 1200 patients are reported here...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156462/patterns-of-palliative-care-utilization-and-end-of-life-care-in-adult-patients-with-cancer-who-died-as-inpatients-at-mayo-clinic
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Shivani S Shinde, Pashtoon Murtaza Kasi, Mark Robert Litzow, Jeanne M Huddleston
60 Background: A significant number of patients with advanced cancer die in the hospital. Examination of patterns of care and palliative care (PC) involvement may identify opportunities for process of care improvements for this vulnerable population. METHODS: Patients were identified using the institutional mortality review system registry (Mayo Clinic hospitals from July, 2013-June, 2014). Within this group, patients with a diagnosis of terminal malignancy were identified by chart review and ICD-9 codes...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152726/reducing-the-percent-of-icu-deaths-of-patients-with-advanced-cancer-at-stanford
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Zarrina Bobokalonova, Eric Hadhazy, Sandy Chan, Holley Stallings
234 Background: Intensive care at the end of life, for patients with advanced cancer can compromise quality of life and result in excessive costs for patients and their families. In 2014, 40% of patients with solid tumors admitted to the Stanford Health Care ICU died with advanced stage disease. Sixty-five percent of the patients with advanced stage saw palliative care (PC) < 7 days of life. The aim was to decrease the percent of advanced solid tumor ICU deaths by 25%, through early palliative care intervention...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152704/characteristics-associated-with-in-hospital-death-in-commercially-insured-decedent
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Sherri Oliver Stuver, Yichen Zhang, Stephanie Gottsch, Belen Fraile, Kristen K McNiff, Anton Dodek, Joseph O Jacobson
35 Background: A majority of patients with poor-prognosis cancer express a preference for in-home death, however, in-hospital deaths are common. We sought to identify characteristics associated with in-hospital death among commercially-insured decedents. METHODS: Building on a data-sharing project between our institution and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA, we obtained health care claims records for a sample of commercially insured decedents who died between July 2010 and December 2013. All patients received cancer care at Dana-Farber...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150408/clinical-significance-and-predicting-indicators-of-post-cancer-treatment-survival-in-terminally-ill-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Fumi Utsumi, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Kaoru Niimi, Ryuichiro Sekiya, Jun Sakata, Shiro Suzuki, Kiyosumi Shibata, Mika Mizuno, Fumitaka Kikkawa
AIM: Women with ovarian cancer (OC) often experience relapse and receive further repetitive chemotherapy. The objective of this study was to overview the remaining survival time after the final chemotherapy and to examine influential clinicopathologic indicators in those patients. METHODS: The medical charts of deceased OC patients who had died of the disease between 2003 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. We investigated post-cancer-treatment survival (PCS) defined as the interval between the date of the final chemotherapy and death...
February 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145036/living-and-dying-with-metastatic-bowel-cancer-serial-in-depth-interviews-with-patients
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E Carduff, M Kendall, S A Murray
Colorectal cancer is the second highest cause of cancer deaths. There are significant physical and psycho-social effects on quality of life with advanced disease. Despite this, there are few accounts of the patient experience from advanced illness through to dying. We elicited the longitudinal experiences of living and dying with incurable metastatic colorectal cancer by conducting serial interviews with patients for 12 months or until they died. The interviews were analysed, using a narrative approach, longitudinally as case studies and then together...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133129/-huge-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-and-inferior-vena-cava-thrombi-treated-with-curative-liver-resection-and-perioperative-hepatic-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy-a-case-report
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Shinsaku Obara, Takeo Nomi, Ichirou Yamato, Daisuke Hokuto, Satoshi Yasuda, Chihiro Kawaguchi, Takahiro Yoshikawa, Masayuki Sho, Takatsugu Yamada, Takahiro Akahori, Shoichi Kinoshita, Minako Nagai, Hiromichi Kanehiro, Yoshiyuki Nakajima
The prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC)with main portal vein(MPV)and/or the inferior vena cava(IVC)tumor thrombi is dismal. The management of HCC with severe tumor thrombus is complicated. In this study, we report a case of HCC with tumor thrombi in the MPV and IVC that was successfullytreated via liver resection and perioperative hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy(HAI). A 68-year-old man was referred to our institution to treat huge HCC lesion in the right lobe of the liver. Abdominal computed tomography(CT)revealed a tumor(12 cm in diameter)in the right hepatic lobe and tumor thrombi in the MPV and IVC...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111717/a-predictive-model-of-inflammatory-markers-and-patient-reported-symptoms-for-cachexia-in-newly-diagnosed-pancreatic-cancer-patients
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David R Fogelman, J Morris, L Xiao, M Hassan, S Vadhan, M Overman, S Javle, R Shroff, G Varadhachary, R Wolff, L Vence, A Maitra, C Cleeland, X S Wang
BACKGROUND: Cachexia is a frequent manifestation of pancreatic cancer, can limit a patient's ability to take chemotherapy, and is associated with shortened survival. We developed a model to predict the early onset of cachexia in advanced pancreatic cancer patients. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed, untreated metastatic or locally advanced pancreatic cancer were included. Serum cytokines were drawn prior to therapy. Patient symptoms were recorded using the M...
January 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100061/outpatient-palliative-care-and-aggressiveness-of-end-of-life-care-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Si Won Lee, Hyun Jung Jho, Ji Yeon Baek, Eun Kyung Shim, Hyun Mi Kim, Ji Yeon Ku, Eun Jung Nam, Yoon-Jung Chang, Hye Jin Choi, Sun Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Palliative care in outpatient setting has been shown to promote better symptom management and transition to hospice care among patients with advanced cancer. Nevertheless, specialized palliative care is rarely provided at cancer centers in Korea. Herein, we aimed to assess aggressiveness of end-of-life care for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer according to the use of outpatient palliative care (OPC) at a single cancer center in Korea. METHODS: We performed a retrospective medical record review for 132 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who died between 2011 and 2014...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
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