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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524161/efficacy-of-anti-pd-1-therapy-in-patients-with-melanoma-brain-metastases
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Sagun Parakh, John J Park, Shehara Mendis, Rajat Rai, Wen Xu, Serigne Lo, Martin Drummond, Catherine Rowe, Annie Wong, Grant McArthur, Andrew Haydon, Miles C Andrews, Jonathan Cebon, Alex Guminski, Richard F Kefford, Georgina V Long, Alexander M Menzies, Oliver Klein, Matteo S Carlino
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on the efficacy of anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1) antibodies in patients (pts) with melanoma brain metastasis (BM), particularly those which are symptomatic. METHOD: We retrospectively assessed pts with melanoma BM treated with PD-1 antibodies, nivolumab and pembrolizumab. Clinicopathologic and treatment parameters were collected and outcomes determined for intracranial (IC) response rate (RR) using a modified RECIST criteria, with up to five IC target lesions used to determine IC response, disease control rate (DCR) and progression-free survival (PFS)...
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472822/human-papillomavirus-association-is-the-most-important-predictor-for-surgically-treated-patients-with-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Steffen Wagner, Claus Wittekindt, Shachi Jenny Sharma, Nora Wuerdemann, Theresa Jüttner, Miriam Reuschenbach, Elena-Sophie Prigge, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Stefan Gattenlöhner, Ernst Burkhardt, Jörn Pons-Kühnemann, Jens Peter Klussmann
BACKGROUND: Upfront surgery is a valuable treatment option for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) and risk stratification is emerging for treatment de-escalation in human papillomavirus (HPV)-related OPSCC. Available prognostic models are either based on selected, mainly non-surgically treated cohorts. Therefore, we investigated unselected OPSCC treated with predominantly upfront surgery. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with OPSCC and treated with curative intent between 2000 and 2009 (n=359) were included...
May 4, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449006/a-meta-analysis-comparing-the-risk-of-metastases-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-and-mri-detected-extramural-vascular-invasion-mremvi-vs-mremvi-negative-cases
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Muhammed R S Siddiqui, Constantinos Simillis, Chris Hunter, Manish Chand, Jemma Bhoday, Aurelie Garant, Te Vuong, Giovanni Artho, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Paris Tekkis, Al-Mutaz Abulafi, Gina Brown
BACKGROUND: Pathological extramural vascular invasion (EMVI) is an independent prognostic factor in rectal cancer, but can also be identified on MRI-detected extramural vascular invasion (mrEMVI). We perform a meta-analysis to determine the risk of metastatic disease at presentation and after surgery in mrEMVI-positive patients compared with negative tumours. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from January 1980 to March 2016. Conventional meta-analytical techniques were used to provide a summative outcome...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441385/preoperative-clinical-pathway-of-breast-cancer-patients-determinants-of-compliance-with-eusoma-quality-indicators
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Delphine Héquet, Cyrille Huchon, Sandrine Baffert, Séverine Alran, Fabien Reyal, Thuy Nguyen, Alix Combes, Caroline Trichot, Karine Alves, Hélène Berseneff, Roman Rouzier
BACKGROUND: The European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA) has defined quality indicators for breast cancer (BC). The aim of this study was to describe the preoperative clinical pathway of breast cancer patients and evaluate the determinants of compliance with EUSOMA quality indicators in the Optisoins01 cohort. METHODS: Optisoins01 is a prospective, multicentric study. Data from operable BC patients were collected, including results from before surgery to 1 year follow-up...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372883/how-far-reaching-is-our-research-an-analysis-of-the-journals-in-which-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-research-is-cited
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A Tahim, S Hilmi, S Holmes
In this study we investigate the five most cited articles in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (BJOMS). Articles cited were usually published in other OMFS journals (40%) or dentistry journals (32%). The mean (SD) SCImago Journal and Country Rank, (SJR) (an interface to access the bibliometric database of journals) for cited papers was 0.64 (SD=0.56). Nearly one third of citations were of research in OMFS and dentistry, suggesting its relevance to the wider academic community.
March 31, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359544/corrigendum-to-effect-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-alveolar-distraction-osteogenesis-a-controlled-clinical-trial-british-journal-of-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-54-1-2016-83-87
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Diogo J B Menezes, Jamil Awad Shibli, Sergio Alexandre Gehrke, Andréa M Beder, Wilson R Sendyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350786/methylation-of-mylk3-gene-promoter-region-a-biomarker-to-stratify-surgical-care-in-ovarian-cancer-in-a-multicentre-study
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David L Phelps, Jane V Borley, Kirsty J Flower, Roberto Dina, Silvia Darb-Esfahani, Ioana Braicu, Jalid Sehouli, Christina Fotopoulou, Charlotte S Wilhelm-Benartzi, Hani Gabra, Joseph Yazbek, Jayanta Chatterjee, Jacey Ip, Harun Khan, Marina-Therese Likos-Corbett, Robert Brown, Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami
BACKGROUND: Survival benefit from surgical debulking of ovarian cancer (OC) is well established, but some women, despite total macroscopic clearance of disease, still have poor prognosis. We aimed to identify biomarkers to predict benefit from conventional surgery. METHODS: Clinical data from women debulked for high-stage OC were analysed (Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK; 2001-2014). Infinium's HumanMethylation27 array interrogated tumour DNA for differentially methylated CpG sites, correlated to survival, in patients with the least residual disease (RD; Hammersmith Array)...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334729/slug-transcription-factor-a-pro-survival-and-prognostic-factor-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
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Olli-Pekka Pulkka, Bengt Nilsson, Maarit Sarlomo-Rikala, Peter Reichardt, Mikael Eriksson, Kirsten Sundby Hall, Eva Wardelmann, Aki Vehtari, Heikki Joensuu, Harri Sihto
BACKGROUND: The SLUG transcription factor has been linked with the KIT signalling pathway that is important for gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) tumourigenesis. Its clinical significance in GIST is unknown. METHODS: Influence of SLUG expression on cell proliferation and viability were investigated in GIST48 and GIST882 cell lines. The association between tumour SLUG expression in immunohistochemistry and recurrence-free survival (RFS) was studied in two clinical GIST series, one with 187 patients treated with surgery alone, and another one with 313 patients treated with surgery and adjuvant imatinib...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253424/botulinum-toxin-for-the-treatment-of-strabismus
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REVIEW
Fiona J Rowe, Carmel P Noonan
BACKGROUND: The use of botulinum toxin as an investigative and treatment modality for strabismus is well reported in the medical literature. However, it is unclear how effective it is in comparison to other treatment options for strabismus. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to examine the efficacy of botulinum toxin therapy in the treatment of strabismus compared with alternative conservative or surgical treatment options. This review sought to ascertain those types of strabismus that particularly benefit from the use of botulinum toxin as a treatment option (such as small angle strabismus or strabismus with binocular potential, i...
March 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214254/normothermia-in-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
Mark W Allen, David J Jacofsky
Since the initial design of surgical theaters, the thermal environment of the operating suite itself has been an area of concern and robust discussion. In the 1950s, correspondence in the British Medical Journal discussed the most suitable design for a surgeon's cap to prevent sweat from dripping onto the surgical field. These deliberations stimulated questions about the effects of sweat-provoking environments on the efficiency of the surgical team, not to mention the effects on the patient. Although these benefits translate to implant-based orthopedic surgery, they remain poorly understood and, at times, ignored...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208157/specific-mutations-in-kras-codon-12-are-associated-with-worse-overall-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-and-recurrent-colorectal-cancer
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Robert P Jones, Paul A Sutton, Jonathan P Evans, Rachel Clifford, Andrew McAvoy, James Lewis, Abigail Rousseau, Roger Mountford, Derek McWhirter, Hassan Z Malik
BACKGROUND: Activating mutations in KRAS have been suggested as potential predictive and prognostic biomarkers. However, the prognostic impact of specific point mutations remains less clear. This study assessed the prognostic impact of specific KRAS mutations on survival for patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients KRAS typed for advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer between 2010 and 2015 in a UK Cancer Network. RESULTS: We evaluated the impact of KRAS genotype in 392 patients...
March 28, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196063/long-term-results-and-recurrence-patterns-from-scope-1-a-phase-ii-iii-randomised-trial-of-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-cetuximab-in-oesophageal-cancer
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
T Crosby, C N Hurt, S Falk, S Gollins, J Staffurth, R Ray, J A Bridgewater, J I Geh, D Cunningham, J Blazeby, R Roy, T Maughan, G Griffiths, S Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: The SCOPE-1 study tested the role of adding cetuximab to conventional definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT), and demonstrated greater toxicity and worse survival outcomes. We present the long-term outcomes and patterns of recurrence. METHODS: SCOPE-1 was a phase II/III trial in which patients were randomised to cisplatin 60 mg m(-2) (day 1) and capecitabine 625 mg m(-2) bd (days 1-21) for four cycles +/- cetuximab 400 mg m(-2) day 1 then by 250 mg m(-2) weekly...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152542/comparison-of-two-protocols-for-the-management-of-asymptomatic-postmenopausal-women-with-adnexal-tumours-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-rmi-rcog-vs-simple-rules
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Natalie Nunes, Gareth Ambler, Xulin Foo, Joel Naftalin, Grigoris Derdelis, Martin Widschwendter, Davor Jurkovic
BACKGROUND: Adnexal tumours are frequently diagnosed in asymptomatic postmenopausal women due to more liberal use of modern high-resolution imaging. This study's objective was to determine if there would be a difference in the intervention rates when using the Simple Rules Management Protocol (SRMP) as compared to the Risk of Malignancy Index in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guideline (RMI/RCOG). METHODS: This was a prospective randomised controlled trial with the participants and the researchers non-blinded, and the surgeons and pathologists blinded...
February 28, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149219/levels-of-evidence-for-hand-questions-on-the-orthopaedic-in-training-examination
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Louis C Grandizio, James C Huston, Stephanie S Shim, Jove Graham, Joel C Klena
Background: Although analyses of the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE) subspecialty content domains have been performed, few studies have analyzed the levels of evidence (LoEs) for journal articles used as references to create OITE questions. We present an analysis of reference characteristics and question taxonomy for the hand surgery content domain on the OITE. We aim to determine whether level of evidence (LoE) for hand surgery questions have increased over a 15-year period. Methods: All questions and references in the hand surgery content domain on the OITE from 1995-1997 and 2010-2012 were reviewed...
December 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125821/the-predictive-and-prognostic-value-of-tumour-necrosis-in-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-with-or-without-chemotherapy-in-the-bc2001-trial-cruk-01-004
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ananya Choudhury, Catharine M West, Nuria Porta, Emma Hall, Helen Denley, Carey Hendron, Rebecca Lewis, Syed A Hussain, Robert Huddart, Nicholas James
BACKGROUND: Severe chronic hypoxia is associated with tumour necrosis. In patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), necrosis is prognostic for survival following surgery or radiotherapy and predicts benefit from hypoxia modification of radiotherapy. Adding mitomycin C (MMC) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) chemotherapy to radiotherapy improved locoregional control (LRC) compared to radiotherapy alone in the BC2001 trial. We hypothesised that tumour necrosis would not predict benefit for the addition of MMC and 5-FU to radiotherapy, but would be prognostic...
February 28, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095396/tenascin-c-and-fibronectin-expression-divide-early-stage-tongue-cancer-into-low-and-high-risk-groups
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Elias Sundquist, Joonas H Kauppila, Johanna Veijola, Rayan Mroueh, Petri Lehenkari, Saara Laitinen, Juha Risteli, Ylermi Soini, Veli-Matti Kosma, Iris Sawazaki-Calone, Carolina Carneiro Soares Macedo, Risto Bloigu, Ricardo D Coletta, Tuula Salo
BACKGROUND: Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) metastasises early, especially to regional lymph nodes. There is an ongoing debate on which early stage (T1-T2N0) patients should be treated with elective neck dissection. We need prognosticators for early stage tongue cancer. METHODS: Mice immunisation with human mesenchymal stromal cells resulted in production of antibodies against tenascin-C (TNC) and fibronectin (FN), which were used to stain 178 (98 early stage), oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma samples...
February 28, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081544/nomogram-to-predict-pathologic-complete-response-in-her2-positive-breast-cancer-treated-with-neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy
#17
Takeo Fujii, Takahiro Kogawa, Jimin Wu, Aysegul A Sahin, Dian D Liu, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Sharon H Giordano, Akshara Raghavendra, Rushmy K Murthy, Debu Tripathy, Yu Shen, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Naoto T Ueno
BACKGROUND: Pathologic complete response (pCR) is associated with improved survival outcomes in patients with HER2-positive primary breast cancer. We developed a nomogram to predict the probability of pCR rates by using oestrogen receptor (ER) expression, progesterone receptor (PR) expression and HER2/CEP17 ratio as continuous variables. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with stages I-III HER2-positive invasive breast cancer who had definitive surgery in 1999-2015 and received neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST)...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056465/the-impact-of-age-on-complications-survival-and-cause-of-death-following-colon-cancer-surgery
#18
Christopher T Aquina, Supriya G Mohile, Mohamedtaki A Tejani, Adan Z Becerra, Zhaomin Xu, Bradley J Hensley, Reza Arsalani-Zadeh, Francis P Boscoe, Maria J Schymura, Katia Noyes, John Rt Monson, Fergal J Fleming
BACKGROUND: Given scarce data regarding the relationship among age, complications, and survival beyond the 30-day postoperative period for oncology patients in the United States, this study identified age-related differences in complications and the rate and cause of 1-year mortality following colon cancer surgery. METHODS: The NY State Cancer Registry and Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System identified stage I-III colon cancer resections (2004-2011)...
January 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997526/organ-preservation-with-local-excision-or-active-surveillance-following-chemoradiotherapy-for-rectal-cancer
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MULTICENTER STUDY
B Creavin, E Ryan, S T Martin, A Hanly, P R O'Connell, K Sheahan, D C Winter
BACKGROUND: Organ preservation has been proposed as an alternative to radical surgery for rectal cancer to reduce morbidity and mortality, and to improve functional outcome. METHODS: Locally advanced non-metastatic rectal cancers were identified from a prospective database. Patients staged ⩾T3 or any stage N+ were referred for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) (50-54 Gy and 5-fluorouracil), and were reassessed 6-8 weeks post treatment. An active surveillance programme ('watch and wait') was offered to patients who were found to have a complete endoluminal response...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959889/childhood-neuroendocrine-tumours-a-descriptive-study-revealing-clues-for-genetic-predisposition
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I J Diets, I D Nagtegaal, J Loeffen, I de Blaauw, E Waanders, N Hoogerbrugge, M C J Jongmans
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are rare in children and limited data are available. We aimed to specify tumour and patient characteristics and to investigate the role of genetic predisposition in the aetiology of paediatric NETs. METHODS: Using the Dutch Pathology Registry PALGA, we collected patient- and tumour data of paediatric NETs in the Netherlands between 1991 and 2013 (N=483). RESULTS: The incidence of paediatric NETs in the Netherlands is 5...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
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