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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165794/leptomeningeal-metastasis-from-systemic-cancer-review-and-update-on-management
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REVIEW
Nancy Wang, Mia S Bertalan, Priscilla K Brastianos
Leptomeningeal metastasis is an uncommon and typically late complication of cancer with a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Diagnosis is often challenging, with nonspecific presenting symptoms ranging from headache and confusion to focal neurologic deficits, such as cranial nerve palsies. Standard diagnostic evaluation involves a neurologic examination, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and spine with gadolinium, and cytologic evaluation of the cerebral spinal fluid. Therapy entails a multimodal approach focused on palliation with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, which may be administered systemically or directly into the cerebral spinal fluid...
November 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165434/clinical-analysis-of-hashimoto-thyroiditis-coexistent-with-papillary-thyroid-cancer-in-1392-patients
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J Liang, W Zeng, F Fang, T Yu, Y Zhao, X Fan, N Guo, X Gao
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common malignant tumour of the thyroid. The effect of the concurrent presence of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) and PTC is still under debate. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of coexistent HT on prognostic outcomes and the association of coexistent HT with clinicopathological features. The demographic and clinicopathological data of 1,392 patients who underwent surgery in our hospital from 2007 to 2016 was collected and analysed. Among 1,392 PTC patients, the rate of HT was 25...
October 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163846/does-the-type-of-anesthesia-really-affect-the-recurrence-free-survival-after-breast-cancer-surgery
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Myoung Hwa Kim, Dong Wook Kim, Joo Heung Kim, Ki Young Lee, Seho Park, Young Chul Yoo
Background: Although previous studies have suggested that propofol inhibits cancer recurrence and metastasis, the association between anesthetic agents and the recurrence of breast cancer has not been clearly investigated. We compared total intravenous anesthesia and balanced anesthesia with volatile agents to investigate the differences in their effects on recurrence-free survival and overall survival after breast cancer surgery. Materials and Methods: The electronic medical records of 2,729 patients who underwent breast cancer surgery between November 2005 and December 2010 were retrospectively reviewed to analyze the factors associated with recurrence-free survival after surgery...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163832/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-surgery-versus-upfront-surgery-in-non-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xiao-Nan Zhang, Lei Huang
Background: The favorable effect of postoperative chemotherapy on long-term survival has been well acknowledged in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), while the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) remains obscure. This meta-analysis enrolling high-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aimed at comparing NAC followed by surgery with upfront surgery (US) in efficacy and safety among non-metastatic NSCLC patients. Materials and Methods: Relevant literatures were searched systematically from MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163792/dual-targeting-nanoparticles-with-excellent-gene-transfection-efficiency-for-gene-therapy-of-peritoneal-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer
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Ling Li, Rui Deng, Yi Su, Cheng Yang
Colorectal cancer has been one of the most common cancers in the worldwide. Poor patient compliance and serious side effects often associated with conventional therapy (e.g. surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy). Gene therapy may be an alternative strategy. Herein, we developed a dual-targeting nanoparticle with excellent gene transfection efficiency for gene therapy of peritoneal metastasis of colorectal cancer. This nanoparticle can facilitate efficient cellular uptake and promote penetration into nucleus...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163696/effectiveness-of-125-i-seed-implantation-in-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-during-r2-resection
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Wei Li, Yifeng Zheng, Yunming Li, Jing Guan, Jianqing Jiang, Yongkang Yu, Xiushan Zheng, Lie Yang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of (125)I particle implantation during R2resection for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Data from 23 patients with NSCLC and macroscopic residual diseasefollowing surgery (R2 resection) between March 2010 and May 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. Among these patients, 12 patients [4 with T-residual disease (incomplete resection of primary tumor but complete dissection of regional lymph node), 8 with N-residual disease (complete resection of primary tumor but incomplete resection of metastatic regional lymph node)] underwent (125)I particle implantation during the operation, while the other 11 (4 with T-residual disease and 7 with N-residual disease) received postoperative conventional radiotherapy...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163681/the-prognostic-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratios-for-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Liqun Wang, Di Liang, Xiaoli Xu, Jing Jin, Shumei Li, Guo Tian, Zhaoyu Gao, Congmin Liu, Yutong He
As the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality globally among males in 2012, lung cancer is a disease of particular concern. Previously, the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were revealed to be prognostic factors for various types of cancer, including lung cancer. In the present study, a retrospective review was conducted with patients who were diagnosed with lung cancer between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2005 in the Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163653/axial-pattern-flaps-using-the-deep-circumflex-iliac-artery-superficial-brachial-and-cranial-superficial-epigastric-direct-cutaneous-arteries-in-the-dog
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M Shafiuzama, M S Sabarish Babu, A Mohamed, P Sankar, G N Sindhu, S Hemalatha, G Ravi Sundar
Three dogs (Boxer, Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd) between the age of 7-10 years were presented with the history of tumour masses on right caudo-lateral thigh, right cranial forearm and left cranial and caudal thoracic mammary gland region, respectively. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the tumour masses and the sentinel regional lymph nodes were done. Plain radiography was done to rule out distant metastasis. In all the three cases the tumour masses were large in size, firmly adherent to the tissues underneath and sufficient loose skin was not available to close the skin defect following surgery...
2017: Iranian journal of veterinary research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162344/disentangling-the-prognostic-heterogeneity-of-stage-iii-colorectal-cancer-through-histologic-stromal-categorization
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Hideki Ueno, Shigeki Sekine, Taihei Oshiro, Yukihide Kanemitsu, Tetsuya Hamaguchi, Dai Shida, Atsuo Takashima, Megumi Ishiguro, Eisaku Ito, Yojiro Hashiguchi, Fukuo Kondo, Hideyuki Shimazaki, Satsuki Mochizuki, Yoshiki Kajiwara, Eiji Shinto, Junji Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Shimada
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence suggests the importance of stroma in determining cancer biology and recent studies have identified that genes closely associated with poor prognosis subtypes of colorectal cancer are expressed by the stroma rather than epithelial cancer cells. We aimed to clarify the prognostic value of the novel histologic classification of desmoplastic reaction in stage III colorectal cancer. METHODS: A pathologic review was conducted for 466 stage III colorectal cancer patients in a single Japanese institution (1999-2006)...
November 18, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162220/clinicopathologic-predictive-factors-of-cervical-lymph-node-metastasis-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Ronghao Sun, Hua Zhang, Kun Liu, Jinchuan Fan, Guojun Li, Xicheng Song, Chao Li
BACKGROUND: Cervical lymph node metastasis (LNM) has been proven to be a predictor for locoregional recurrence in differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). Clinicopathological features could be effective predictive factors for central and lateral LNM of DTC, and provide references to surgeons for cervical neck dissection. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinicopathological data was performed on 420 patients who underwent initial surgery from 2010 to 2015. RESULTS: The incidence of central and lateral LNM was calculated...
November 18, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162142/-heatpac-a-phase-ii-randomized-study-of-concurrent-thermochemoradiotherapy-versus-chemoradiotherapy-alone-in-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Niloy Ranjan Datta, Bernhard Pestalozzi, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Alexander Siebenhüner, Emsad Puric, Shaka Khan, Christoph Mamot, Oliver Riesterer, Jürg Knuchel, Cäcilia Sophie Reiner, Stephan Bodis
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer has a dismal prognosis with 5-year overall survival rate of around 5%. Although surgery is still the best option in operable cases, majority of the patients who present in locally advanced stages are deemed inoperable. Novel approaches are therefore needed for the management of around 80% of these inoperable locally advanced pancreatic cancers (LAPC). Hyperthermia (39-43 °C) is a potent radiosensitizer and further enhances the action of gemcitabine, also a known radiosensitizer...
November 21, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161788/aggressive-supratentorial-ependymoma-rela-fusion-positive-with-extracranial-metastasis-a-case-report
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Seong-Ik Kim, Yoojin Lee, Seung Ki Kim, Hyoung Jin Kang, Sung-Hye Park
Ependymoma is the third most common pediatric primary brain tumor. Ependymomas are categorized according to their locations and genetic abnormalities, and these two parameters are important prognostic factors for patient outcome. For supratentorial (ST) ependymomas, RELA fusion-positive ependymomas show a more aggressive behavior than YAP1 fusion-positive ependymomas. Extracranial metastases of intra-axial neuroepithelial tumors are extremely rare. In this paper, we report a case of aggressive anaplastic ependymoma arising in the right frontoparietal lobe, which had genetically 1q25 gain, CDKN2A homozygous deletion, and L1CAM overexpression...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159540/is-fertility-preservation-safe-for-adult-non-metastatic-gynecologic-rhabdomyosarcoma-patients-systematic-review-and-pooled-survival-analysis-of-137-patients
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REVIEW
Maha At Elsebaie, Zeinab Elsayed
PURPOSE: Recently, conservative approaches such as wide local excisions and neoadjuvant chemotherapy are being considered to select young adult females with gynecologic RMS who have strong desire to preserve fertility. This analysis aims to identify prognosticators affecting survival outcomes and defining potential candidacy for fertility-preservation. Another focus is to explore the role of chemotherapy in reducing the need for aggressive surgery and the role of radiotherapy in decreasing rates of local failure...
November 20, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158141/patient-reported-tolerance-in-treatments-approved-in-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-national-survey-from-the-french-group-of-endocrine-tumors
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Arnaud Plante, Eric Baudin, Christine Do Cao, Olivia Hentic, Olivier Dubreuil, Eric Terrebonne, Victoire Granger, Denis Smith, Catherine Lombard-Bohas, Thomas Walter
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) benefit from an increasing number of treatments. The patient's preference could help physicians to choose among these options. Our patient-reported survey aims to compare the perceived tolerance of NETs treatments. METHODS: Patients treated by at least three different therapeutic options have evaluated their perceived tolerance from one (very good) to five (very poor) for each single treatment. Referent physician confirmed the type and ranking over time of each treatment...
November 17, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157294/isolated-hepatoblastoma-arising-from-the-hepatogastric-ligament-a-case-report
#15
Ji Chen, Mengjiao Sun, Bin Sun, Jun Yi, Bin Jiang, Lei Huang
BACKGROUND: Almost all hepatoblastomas are isolated to the liver. Hepatoblastoma arising from and limited to extrahepatic tissue is an extremely rare clinical entity. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present a case of a 7-year-old Chinese boy of Han ethnicity with hepatoblastoma originating from the hepatogastric ligament. A complete resection was performed and the entire course was uneventful. He received six cycles of postoperative chemotherapy and had no signs of recurrence for 3 years after surgery...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156014/exhaustive-preoperative-staging-increases-survival-in-resected-adrenal-oligometastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-multicentre-study
#16
Julien De Wolf, Jocelyn Bellier, Francoise Lepimpec-Barthes, Francois Tronc, Christophe Peillon, Alain Bernard, Jean-Philippe Le Rochais, Olivier Tiffet, Edouard Sage, Alain Chapelier, Henri Porte
OBJECTIVES: Adrenal oligometastatic non-small-cell lung cancer is rare, and surgical management remains controversial. METHODS: We performed a multicentre, retrospective study from January 2004 to December 2014. The main objective was to evaluate survival in patients who had undergone adrenalectomy after resection of primary lung cancer. Secondary objectives were to determine prognostic, survival and recurrence factors. RESULTS: Fifty-nine patients were included...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155864/supraglottic-squamous-cell-carcinomas-have-distinctive-clinical-features-and-prognosis-based-on-subregion
#17
Weiquan Ding, Tianrun Liu, Jiangang Liang, Tingbao Hu, Shaoyun Cui, Guorong Zou, Weiwei Cai, Ankui Yang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis of patients with squamous cell carcinoma localized to different supraglottic subregions. METHODS: Clinicopathologic data were reviewed retrospectively for 111 patients with supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma who were diagnosed between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2005 and were initially treated with surgery. DNA from human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 and (or /and) HPV 18 were detected in all the 111 supraglottic carcinoma specimens using in situ hybridization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153887/-gallbladder-metastasis-of-melanoma-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-data-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Arnault Tauziède-Espariat, Johnny Raffoul, Shan-Rong Sun, Christine Monnin, Arnaud de la Fouchardière, Catherine Lassabe
We report the case of a 57-year-old man, who is hospitalized for the surgery of a gallbladder mass associated by an increase in fluorodeoxyglucose-activity on positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan. This is an incidental finding occurring during monitoring of a skin melanoma. A cholecystectomy is performed. Microscopic examination identified an infiltration of the gallbladder wall by a proliferation of atypical pigmented spindled melanocytes with numerous mitoses. The immunohistochemical analysis confirmed the melanocytic nature of this proliferation with the staining of HMB-45, S100 protein and Melan-A...
November 16, 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151960/r-e-n-a-l-nephrometry-score-a-preoperative-risk-factor-predicting-the-fuhrman-grade-of-clear-cell-renal-carcinoma
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Shao-Hao Chen, Yu-Peng Wu, Xiao-Dong Li, Tian Lin, Qing-Yong Guo, Ye-Hui Chen, Jin-Bei Huang, Yong Wei, Xue-Yi Xue, Qing-Shui Zheng, Ning Xu
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of the R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Score to postoperatively predict high-grade clear-cell renal carcinoma (ccRCC). Methods: The study included 288 patients diagnosed with ccRCC who had complete CT/CTA data and R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Scores and underwent renal surgery at our center between January 2012 and December 2015. The relationship between the pathological grade of renal masses and R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Score was evaluated. Results: Univariate analysis indicated that diagnostic modality, cystic necrosis, enlargement of the regional lymph node, distant metastasis, clinical T stage, TNM stage, surgical modality, tumor size, nearness of the tumor to the collecting system or sinus, total Nephrometry Score and individual anatomic descriptor components were significantly associated with postoperative tumor grade (P < 0...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151535/multiple-endotracheal-metastases-of-lung-cancer-after-bronchoscopic-intervention-a-case-report
#20
Kazuki Hayasaka, Satoshi Shiono, Naoki Yanagawa
A 65-year-old man presented with obstructive pneumonia due to squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, which invaded the right main bronchus. Argon plasma coagulation was performed, which reduced his symptoms. Right pneumonectomy was performed after preoperative chemotherapy; the pathological diagnosis was T3N1M0 Stage IIIA. Fifteen months after surgery, he presented with bloody sputum. Bronchoscopy showed multiple endotracheal tumors, and a pathological examination revealed squamous cell carcinoma; the same histology as the primary lung cancer...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
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