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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777564/the-importance-of-non-regional-lymph-nodes-in-assigning-risk-in-primary-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Adnan Ali, Alexander Hoyle, Hitesh Mistry, Noel W Clarke
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic relevance of non-regional lymph nodes (NRLN) metastases presenting synchronously with bone metastases in metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa) for guiding treatment decisions based on oligometastatic definitions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with mPCa between 2004 and 2013 were identified from the surveillance, epidemiology and end-results (SEER) database and were grouped by metastatic sites into only NRLN, only bone, bone + NRLN and other sites ± bone/NRLN metastases...
May 19, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777523/application-of-cu-64-nodaga-psma-pet-in-prostate-cancer
#2
Sabina Sevcenco, Hans Christoph Klingler, Klaus Eredics, Alexander Friedl, Jenifer Schneeweiss, Peter Knoll, Thomas Kunit, Lukas Lusuardi, Siroos Mirzaei
INTRODUCTION: The high diagnostic potential of 64 Cu-PSMA PET-CT imaging was clinically investigated in prostate cancer patients with recurrent disease and in the primary staging of selected patients with advanced local disease. The aim of our study is to assess the uptake behavior in the clinical setting of 64Copper Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (64 Cu PSMA) Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) in prostate cancer. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed in 23 patients with intermediate, high risk and progressive disease at primary staging of prostate cancer...
May 17, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773955/survival-outcomes-of-radical-prostatectomy-and-external-beam-radiotherapy-in-clinically-localized-high-risk-prostate-cancer-a-population-based-propensity-score-matched-study
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Xiaobin Gu, Xianshu Gao, Ming Cui, Mu Xie, Mingwei Ma, Shangbin Qin, Xiaoying Li, Xin Qi, Yun Bai, Dian Wang
Objective: This study was aimed to compare survival outcomes in high-risk prostate cancer (PCa) patients receiving external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) or radical prostatectomy (RP). Materials and methods: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database was used to identify PCa patients with high-risk features who received RP alone or EBRT alone from 2004 to 2008. Propensity-score matching (PSM) was performed. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to compare cancer-specific survival (CSS) and overall survival (OS)...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772880/detection-of-spatial-aggregation-of-cases-of-cancer-from-data-on-patients-and-health-centres-contained-in-the-minimum-basic-data-set
#4
Pablo Fernández-Navarro, Jose-Miguel Sanz-Anquela, Angel Sánchez Pinilla, Rosario Arenas Mayorga, Carmen Salido-Campos, Gonzalo López-Abente
The feasibility of the Minimum Basic Data Set (MBDS) as a tool in cancer research was explored monitoring its incidence through the detection of spatial clusters. Case-control studies based on MBDS and marked point process were carried out with the focus on the residence of patients from the Prince of Asturias University Hospital in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain). Patients older than 39 years with diagnoses of stomach, colorectal, lung, breast, prostate, bladder and kidney cancer, melanoma and haematological tumours were selected...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772100/radical-prostatectomy-in-t4-prostate-cancer-after-inductive-androgen-deprivation-results-of-a-single-institution-series-with-long-term-follow-up
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Turkan Hajili, Carsten H Ohlmann, Johannes Linxweiler, Christina Niklas, Martin Janssen, Stefan Siemer, Michael Stoeckle, Matthias Saar
OBJECTIVES: To determine the outcomes of complete surgical resection of T4 prostate cancer (PCa) after inductive androgen deprivation treatment (ADT). An inductive ADT and subsequent radical prostatectomy (RP) is not recommended by any guideline yet. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A monocentric RP database was queried for patients initially diagnosed with T4 PCa, considered as primary inoperable because of a fixed mass defined by rectal examination in combination with high PSA and/or large foci of biopsy-proven undifferentiated PCa...
May 17, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772077/a-feature-alignment-score-for-online-cone-beam-ct-based-image-guided-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer
#6
Catriona Hargrave, Timothy Deegan, Michael Poulsen, Tomasz Bednarz, Fiona Harden, Kerrie Mengersen
PURPOSE: To develop a method for scoring online cone-beam CT (CBCT)-to-planning CT image feature alignment to inform prostate image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) decision-making. The feasibility of incorporating volume variation metric thresholds, predictive of delivering planned dose into weighted functions, was investigated. METHODS: Radiation therapists and radiation oncologists participated in workshops where they reviewed prostate CBCT-IGRT case examples and completed a paper-based survey of image feature matching practices...
May 17, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771950/biophotonic-detection-of-high-order-chromatin-alterations-in-field-carcinogenesis-predicts-risk-of-future-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-pilot-study
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Richard Kalman, Andrew Stawarz, David Nunes, Di Zhang, Mart A Dela Cruz, Arpan Mohanty, Hariharan Subramanian, Vadim Backman, Hemant K Roy
PURPOSE: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) results from chronic inflammation/cirrhosis. Unfortunately, despite use of radiological/serological screening techniques, HCC ranks as a leading cause of cancer deaths. Our group has used alterations in high order chromatin as a marker for field carcinogenesis and hence risk for a variety of cancers (including colon, lung, prostate, ovarian, esophageal). In this study we wanted to address whether these chromatin alterations occur in HCC and if it could be used for risk stratification...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770305/the-prostate-cancer-focal-therapy
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REVIEW
Filippo Pesapane, Francesca Patella, Enrico Maria Fumarola, Edoardo Zanchetta, Chiara Floridi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Chloë Standaert
Despite prostate cancer (PCa) is the leading form of non-cutaneous cancer in men, most patients with PCa die with disease rather than of the disease. Therefore, the risk of overtreatment should be considered by clinicians who have to distinguish between patients with high risk PCa (who would benefit from radical treatment) and patients who may be managed more conservatively, such as through active surveillance or emerging focal therapy (FT). The aim of FT is to eradicate clinically significant disease while protecting key genito-urinary structures and function from injury...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767326/fluorescence-supported-lymphography-and-extended-pelvic-lymph-node-dissection-in-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#9
Nina Natascha Harke, Michael Godes, Christian Wagner, Mustapha Addali, Bernhard Fangmeyer, Katarina Urbanova, Boris Hadaschik, Jorn H Witt
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the benefits of fluorescence-supported extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) compared to regular ePLND in robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. METHODS: 120 patients with intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer were prospectively randomized (1:1): in the intervention group, indocyanine green (ICG) was injected transrectally into the prostate before docking of the robot. In both groups, ePLND was performed including additional dissection of fluorescent lymph nodes (LN) in the ICG group...
May 16, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765147/systemic-treatments-for-high-risk-localized-prostate-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Géraldine Pignot, Denis Maillet, Emmanuel Gross, Philippe Barthelemy, Jean-Baptiste Beauval, Friederike Constans-Schlurmann, Yohann Loriot, Guillaume Ploussard, Paul Sargos, Marc-Olivier Timsit, Sébastien Vincendeau, Gilles Pasticier, Delphine Borchiellini
The majority of patients with prostate cancer who later develop lethal metastatic disease have high-risk localized disease at presentation, emphasizing the importance of effective treatment strategies at this stage. Multimodal treatment approaches that combine systemic and local therapies offer a promising strategy for improving the clinical outcomes of patients with high-risk localized prostate cancer. Combinations of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, or chemohormonal therapy are considered to be the standard of care in most solid tumours and should be investigated in the future for the treatment of prostate cancer to improve patient outcomes...
May 15, 2018: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765146/do-dietary-calcium-and-vitamin-d-matter-in-men-with-prostate-cancer
#11
REVIEW
Thierry Capiod, Nicolas Barry Delongchamps, Natascha Pigat, Jean-Claude Souberbielle, Vincent Goffin
Active surveillance (AS) is an attractive alternative to immediate treatment for men with low-risk prostate cancer. Thus, the identification of environmental factors that promote the progression of indolent disease towards aggressive stages is critical to optimize clinical management. Epidemiological studies suggest that calcium-rich diets contribute to an increased risk of developing prostate cancer and that vitamin D reduces this risk. However, the potential effect of these nutrients on the progression of early-stage prostate tumours is uncertain, as studies in this setting are scarce and have not provided unambiguous conclusions...
May 15, 2018: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764692/combined-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-and-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-clinically-localised-prostate-cancer
#12
Iosif Strouthos, Georgios Chatzikonstantinou, Nikolaos Zamboglou, Natasa Milickovic, Sokratis Papaioannou, Dimitra Bon, Constantinos Zamboglou, Claus Rödel, Dimos Baltas, Nikolaos Tselis
PURPOSE: To report the clinical outcomes and treatment-related toxicities after combined high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy (BRT) with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for patients with clinically localised high-risk prostate cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2012, three hundred and three consecutive patients with organ-confined high-risk prostate cancer were treated with definitive radiotherapy consisting of HDR-BRT followed by supplemental EBRT. The transrectal 3D-ultrasound-based HDR-BRT boost consisted of two single-fraction implants of 10...
May 12, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764524/a-qualitative-examination-of-the-factors-related-to-the-development-and-maintenance-of-insomnia-in-cancer-survivors
#13
Sheila N Garland, Frances K Barg, Brigid Cakouros, Philip Gehrman, Katherine N DuHamel, Jun J Mao
OBJECTIVE: Insomnia is underrecognized and inadequately managed, with close to 60% of cancer survivors experiencing insomnia at some point in the treatment trajectory. The objective of this study was to further understand predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors in the development and maintenance of insomnia in cancer survivors. METHOD: A heterogeneous sample of 63 patients who had completed active treatment was recruited. Participants were required to have a score >7 on the Insomnia Severity Index and meet the diagnostic criteria for insomnia disorder...
May 16, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764515/long-term-outcome-of-a-moderately-hypofractionated-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-approach-using-an-endorectal-balloon-for-patients-with-localized-prostate-cancer
#14
Bin S Teh, Gary D Lewis, Weiyuan Mai, Ramiro Pino, Hiromichi Ishiyama, Edward Brian Butler
BACKGROUND: Technical advances in radiotherapy delivery have simultaneously enabled dose escalation and enhanced bladder and rectal sparing. However, the optimal radiation fractionation regimen for localized prostate cancer is unclear. Laboratory and clinical evidence suggest that hypofractionation may improve the therapeutic ratio of radiotherapy. We report our institutional outcomes using moderately hypofractionated, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and an endorectal balloon, with emphasis on long-term biochemical control and treatment-related adverse events in patients with localized prostate cancer...
April 17, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763267/top-20-research-studies-of-2017-for-primary-care-physicians
#15
Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
Based on systematic surveillance of more than 110 medical journals, 247 studies met criteria as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) in 2017. Members of the Canadian Medical Association identified 20 of these POEMs as most relevant to practice. This article reviews the clinical questions and bottom-line answers from these studies. Blood pressure should be measured after a period of rest, using a bare arm, and orthostatic blood pressure is more predictive when measured after one minute of standing rather than three minutes...
May 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761522/thrombotic-characteristics-of-extracellular-vesicles-derived-from-prostate-cancer-cells
#16
Hassan A Al Saleh, Sandor Haas-Neill, Ali Al-Hashimi, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Shayegan, Richard C Austin, Khalid Al-Nedawi
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PC) patients in advanced stages of the disease have high risk of blood coagulation complications. The procoagulant molecule Tissue factor (TF), and the fibrinolysis inhibitor plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 PAI-1 play important role in this complication. Extracellular vesicles (EV) shed from cancer cells may contribute to the regulation of TF and PAI-1. The procoagulant activity of EV can be associated with the oncogenic and metastatic characteristics of their cells...
May 15, 2018: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760221/development-and-validation-of-a-prostate-cancer-genomic-signature-that-predicts-early-adt-treatment-response-following-radical-prostatectomy
#17
Mohammed Alshalalfa, R Jeffrey Karnes, Vidit Sharma, Voleak Choeurng, Hussam Al-Deen Ashab, Nicholas Erho, Bruce J Trock, Ashley E Ross, Kasra Yousefi, Harrison K Tsai, Shuang G Zhao, Jeffrey J Tosoian, Zaid Haddad, Mandeep Takhar, S Laura Chang, Daniel E Spratt, Firas Abdollah, Robert B Jenkins, Eric A Klein, Paul L Nguyen, Adam P Dicker, Robert B Den, Elai Davicioni, Felix Y Feng, Tamara L Lotan, Edward M Schaeffer
PURPOSE: Currently no genomic signature exists to distinguish men most likely to progress on adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) after radical prostatectomy (RP) for high risk prostate cancer. Here we develop and validate a gene expression signature to predict response to postoperative ADT. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A training set consisting of 284 RP patients was established after 1:1 propensity score matching metastasis between adjuvant-ADT(a-ADT) treated and no-ADT treated groups...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759898/risk-factors-for-human-papillomavirus-detection-in-urine-samples-of-heterosexual-men-visiting-urological-clinics-in-japan
#18
Kazufumi Nakashima, Kazuyoshi Shigehara, Tadaichi Kitamura, Hiroshi Yaegashi, Masayoshi Shimamura, Shohei Kawaguchi, Kouji Izumi, Yoshifumi Kadono, Atsushi Mizokami
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to investigate human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence and identify risk factors for HPV detection in urine samples among heterosexual men attending urological clinics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Spot urine samples including initial stream were collected from 845 participants, and the cell pellets were preserved into liquid-based cytological solution. After DNA extraction from each sample, HPV-DNA amplification and genotyping were performed using Luminex multiplex polymerase chain reaction...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753548/fusion-prostate-biopsy-outperforms-12-core-systematic-prostate-biopsy-in-patients-with-prior-negative-systematic-biopsy-a-multi-institutional-analysis
#19
Abhinav Sidana, Matthew J Watson, Arvin K George, Ardeshir R Rastinehad, Srinivas Vourganti, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Akhil Muthigi, Mahir Maruf, Jennifer B Gordetsky, Jeffrey W Nix, Maria J Merino, Baris Turkbey, Peter L Choyke, Bradford J Wood, Peter A Pinto
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with persistently elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) and prior negative 12-core TRUS prostate biopsy (or biopsies) (systematic biopsy-SBx) are a diagnostic challenge. Repeat SBx or saturation biopsy in this cohort has been shown to have an even lower yield. The aim of our study is to compare the prostate cancer yield of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) fusion biopsy (FBx) to SBx in a multi-institutional cohort comprised of patients with prior negative biopsies...
May 9, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752647/multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-versus-partin-tables-and-the-memorial-sloan-kettering-cancer-center-nomogram-in-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-prostate-cancer-referred-to-external-beam-radiation-therapy
#20
Rossano Girometti, Martina Pancot, Marco Andrea Signor, Martina Urbani, Luca Balestreri, Chiara Zuiani
PURPOSE: To evaluate the agreement between multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI), Partin tables (PT) and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center nomogram (MSKCCn) in assessing risk category in prostate cancer (PCa) patients referred to External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this bicentric study, we prospectively enrolled 80 PCa patients who underwent pre-EBRT mpMRI on a 3.0T magnet with a multiparametric protocol including high-resolution, multiplanar T2-weighted sequences, diffusion-weighted imaging and dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging...
May 12, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
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